Burlap & Blog Candy



Lately, everything has been on the go and I just need to take a little breather, so today I have for you a cute little burlap bag that was given to us at convention as a make-and-take.  Since I mostly like to socialize like a little butterfly and didn’t put it together while at convention, I figured I’d show it to you now.  Isn’t it just so stinkin’ cute!?


However, since you can’t just buy it I’m giving you something in return!  Blog Candy… clap clap clap… yay yay yay!  Not only do you get the cute little bulap bag, you get all the goodies below.

Blog Candy

To sweeten the “blog” candy you will also recieve a sample of the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper (cut 6″x6″)… see my previous card with Motley Monsters HERE.  How do you like them apples!?  The picture above doesn’t give you a good image of the spooky stickers, so you can see a better image below.  Don’t get scared now…. BOO!

Blog Candy

To enter to win this cute little package all you have to do is leave a comment and let me know if you like spooky or sweet pretty costumes.  I’m a scary cat, so I prefer sweet pretty one’s…. LOL.

I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, Sept. 13th using the Random Number Generator.  Good Luck!

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A Twitterpated Sale-A-Bration

How much more simple can this cute little simple layout get?  I cut out this very pretty and delicate Paper Doily Sizzlit (125592) when the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (DSP) was first announced and shown to us.  I just put it in my pile of “use it later” scraps and tonight I figured I should start using my scraps to make quick & easy cards.

The Old Olive button came from the Brights Designer Button (119747) and was added just to add a little simple dimension and depth to the lace.  I fell a few weeks behind on my birthday cards and decided I would show you how to quickly throw a simple card together that had little bits of bright colors.

I added a peak of the Pretty Petites Stamp Set (C129642/W129639) that you could earn for FREE with any $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration.  If you buy $100 worth then you can get the complete bundle, which includes the Petite Curly Label Punch (129405).  It comes with a total of EIGHT mini stamps, which if you think about it, translates to an additional EIGHT different cards.

A close up of the Paper Doily shows off it’s intricate cuts and fascinating twirls.

Blessings to you and thank you for stopping by.  Be on the lookout for more Blog Candy this month.  I’m fixin’ to clean out my stash of Stampin’ Up! paper.

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I was so happy to have received your comments and bottom line… I can’t thank you enough for leaving such sweet comments on the blog candy give-a-way post.  I have a feeling that this year is going to be a great year for me.  Will giving away more blog candy attract more blog subscribers?  I’ll just have to find out right?  LoL… Now, for the blog candy winner….. drum roll please…..

THE BLOG CANDY WINNER IS #15 RUTH VARIAN selected via Random.Org.

Ruth said:

“I enjoy seeing your wonderful card ideas!  Gives me inspiration!  My resolution is to have the card ready before the day it has to be in the mail!”

Congratulations Ruth!  Please email me (maggie@maggiemadecards.com) in the next 24 hours with your mailing address and I’ll get your blog candy sent to you right away!

Truth be told… you are ALL winners!  Stampin’ Up! is hooking you up with a FREE My Digital Studio Gift for the New Year.  Click HERE to download your free desk top calendar.  If you don’t have My Digital Studio download your FREE 30-day trial HERE.

Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (1 desktop wallpaper in 6 sizes to accommodate various screen resolutions)

* Digital-exclusive
* FREE desktop calendar that will brighten your day every time you look at it
* Coordinates with the Let It Snow Kit for even more fun

Bashful Blue, Concord Grape, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand

Free Tickets Still Available for Blog Candy

It’s New Year’s Eve and we will soon celebrate 2013.  Many of us make New Year’s Resolutions and others simply set some goals for the coming year.  My resolution for the new year is to find a balance between my full-time career, family, and blog.  I want to maximized the time I have to make cards, while at the same time make the blog better for YOU.

There are so many new exciting things coming to Stampin’ Up! this year that I want to tell you all so bad, but I can’t.  So in the mean time visit my previous post  HERE for your chance to win the product above.  Winner will be announced on New Year’s Day!

Free Stamp Set and Gigantic Sale!

Over 300 new Clearance Rack items have been added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last!  And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.

Between today and Mon., Dec. 17th, place a $20 minimum on-line order at my store and become eligible to win the Not So Seriously Retired Clear Mount stamp Set (123087) used to make the two cards below (clear blocks not included).

Winner will be announced the morning of Tue., Dec. 18th and the stamp set will be put in the mail immediately.  This way, you will receive it before Christmas, just in case you’d like to use it as a stocking stuffer.

You do not have to shop just from the Clearance Rack either, but that’s where the real deals are.  Don’t wait until items you’d like to have are gone.

($24.95 Value)

Stamp Sets Used:  Ornament Keepsakes (C 128051)

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Stampin’ Up! a Pin Wheel Birthday

Very often I rack my brain to come up with a card design that won’t take up too much time to design.  As I sat staring at my craft supplies, I noticed a wrapped straw sticking out of my backpack.  That’s when the idea came to me… use the straw to make a spin wheel.  Classic!

I used left over paper from a card challenge I participated in a few days ago.  It is from the Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack – Neutrals Collection and I purposely purchased it because it has so many masculine patterns… it helps me to create guy cards.  I cut out a 2 1/2″ circle in Real Red, cut it in quarters and used a pencil to curl the edges.

GRAB THE NEW KIT FOR $99:  Design your own kit with your wish list!  Not sure what items to pick?  Don’t worry we have a suggested list of products.  Learn about he discounts and benefits just for grabbing on to the new kit!  Want to buy $190 in product for $99???  You have every right.

 BLOG CANDY GIVE-A-WAY:  Last day to enter drawing is today. Easy to win as 1, 2, 3… all you have to do is…

1) go to BLOG CANDY post,
2) leave a comment
3) double your chances ‘Liking’ my FB Page.

Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack – Neutrals Collection, Real Red
Ink Pad:  Basic Black
Make it Pop:  Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents
Punches:  2 1/2 Round

Summer Smooches Petite Purse

Isn’t this the cutest petite purse you’ve ever see!?  It is simply adorable!  It is so quick and simple to make too. Only four pieces of double-sided tape puts the purse together.  This is one of those die cuts that will be to adorably irresistable to pass up.  Don’t let its size fool you… you can put treats, jewelry, and little gifts inside.  The third picture below with it next to the bone folder gives you a visual on the actual size.

Congratulations to the three prize winners… Edith, Mary, and Staci!  Thank you so much for leaving comments.  Your gold-plated book-marker will be in the mail on it’s way to you Monday morning!

Next give-a-way is Blog Candy.  I will be giving one lucky winner the Sale-a-Bration “Sprinked Expressions” clear stamp set.  Simply leave a comment about which Summer Smooches product you think you will love most!  =)

  • Purse measures approximately 2 7/8″ x 1 3/4″ x 1 3/8″ and the main body assembles with two small pieces of Stampin’ Up! Sticky Strip… so does the strap that is part of the die cut.
  • You will need the Big Die cutting machine… the crease pad is highly recommended, but no necessary.
  • See VIDEO to discover  the endless possiblities when dressing it up.
  • Summer Smooches will be available to purchase during  April 1 – April 30, after that you’ll have to wait until the new catalog is released in June.
  • Read the Summer Smooches flyer HERE and watch video below.

Paper:  Daffodil Delight (119683), Basic Black (121045)
Awesome Tools:  Petite Purse Bigz L Die (125606), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439),
Standard Premium Crease Pad (113476)
Bling: Basic Pearl (119247)
Standard Supply: Sticky Strip (104294)

Summer Smooches

Product Details:

  • Designer Series Paper coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry.
  • Designer Fabric coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango.
  • Fabric Designer Brads: 24 pieces, 8 ea. of 3 designs.
  • Summer Smooches Photobook Template and Digital Kit are My Digital Studio downloads.
Item Description Price
125495 Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount Set $16.95
125497 Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount Set $12.95
125409 Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper $10.95
125583 Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon $6.95
125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95
125589 Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads* $6.95
125626 Summer Smooches Décor Stencil* $7.95
125606 Petite Purse Bigz L Die $32.95
129919 Summer Smooches Photobook Template $17.95
129601 Summer Smooches Digital Kit $9.95

“Welcome” a Test Drive with a Give-a-Way

I can’t stop making these sweet little punch flowers.  They are soooo easy to make, I can’t stop making them.  The stamp comes from the Up in the Air hostess stamp set in the Occasion’s Mini catalog that runs until April 30th.  If you don’t have a go-to demonstrator who can get you a copy, email  me your mailing address and I will immediately get one in the mail to you.

TWO DAYS LEFT… to take the Stampin’ Up! starter kit out for a test drive (as my up-line Mary Fish says).  $125 will get you the kit that you will be able to customize to meet your needs and you will not have any obligations whatsoever!  If you decide to continue your discount all you have to do is renew your continued discount rate by simply meeting your membership in June.  Read more here.  Have questions?  Email me and I will respond quickly.

FREE PRODUCT ENDS SOON TOO!  Sale-A-Bration also ends in three days.  Don’t let time run out on this awesome deal!  Get free stamp sets, paper, buttons, or My Digital Studio products for each $50 you spend.  Buy more than $50 and I will refund you the shipping costs by sending you a check and a set of cards in the mail to say “thank you” for buying through me.

Which gold-plated bookmark will you choose?  To win one, all you have to do is… comment on which Stampin‘ Up! Designer Series Paper you like best or would love to try.  Look through our CATALOGS if you want to take a look at our beautiful color coordinating paper.

Next give-a-way  scheduled is a Korean made micro-fiber blanket.  Demo’s are also welcomed to participate in my prizes.  

for your handmade card supplies
Paper: Paisley Petals (122367); So Saffron (105118)
Stamp: Up in the Air (122477)
Ink: Old Olive (102277)
Markers: Pumpkin Pie (105115); Wild Wasabi (120975); Pretty in Pink (100045)
Punch: Fancy Flower (118073)

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