Gift Tag- Parisian Blossoms


I am so excited we have a tag, that can be made into a shaker card. I guess there are many ways to make a shaker tag, but this tag using the Bonanza Dies makes it so much easier. Just choose your canvas, and cut. Add a few embellishments and you are done. A super way to use up those spare bits of DSP and or cardstock.



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Thank you for visiting. Have a crafty day.

Connie Rae xx

Happy New Year!

Yes, crafters, today is the day! Are you ready for creative freebies, and new products?

I have created my first card design, for the new year. I am very happy with the outcome. I love Cherry Blossoms, when they are in bloom, they are stunning. So it goes without saying when I saw this set at the launch of the Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration, I ordered it straight away. It is a beautiful bundle. Yes, it comes with dies, so it is perfect for creating great cards. I do love it when the dies match the stamps, it just gives us so much more room to create.

This stamp set and or bundle can be used for valentines day, weddings, birthdays or any gift-giving occasion. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Watch the Youtube tutorial for instructions on how to create this card.

As always, you can shop with me 24/7 from my online store anytime, just click on the image above, this will take you to my shop.

I hope you enjoy the project.

Connie Rae xx



Christmas Gleaming Ornaments Silver & White Christmas Card

I love silver and white together for my Christmas Cards. I find it fresh and shiny, which is my favourite design. For today’s project, I have embossed and added sparkly glitter, with a hint of our 3D Subtle embossing folder. Overall I will be making a few of these to send out to family and friends. I will be using this card for my 2019, Christmas card list.

I hope you enjoy this project. Please Like, Share & Subscribe.

Thanks for watching.

Connie Rae xx

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Christmastime Is Here Tote Gift Bag

I am really not sure what to call this cutie, Tote Gift Bag? Either way, I find that I need a bag this size more often than I do small bags for little chocolates and smaller items. I think it is a good size for many items, and since Christmas is just around the corner, I thought I wanted to get this bag made so I will have it in time for Christmas.  Since making this tutorial,  I have run out of the beautiful Christmastime is here designer series paper (DSP), so I guess I will have to order more! I look forward to placing it under the Christmas Tree and watching to see if the interest of the recipient has been sparked. I love making my own cards and bags, and find it a pleasure when someone appreciates it and really enjoys the hand made stuff as well as the gift inside.


Products Used:

Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set


Please use the above YouTube tutorial as a guide. I recommend that you watch the tutorial and follow the instructions.

You will need:

2 Pieces of Cardstock or Designer Series Paper (DSP) 8 1/4 X 11 3/4, this is the normal size of Stampin’ Up’s cardstock.

A small scrap of Thick Whisper White Cardstock for Sentiment

And cardstock to line the bottom of the bag, measuring: 1 15/16th” x 9″


Thank you for watching.


Connie Rae. xx

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards

When I purchased the memories and more cards, I loved the idea, that you can make so many cards,  for a very little cost, however, I also wanted to dress them up some.   With the Night Before Christmas Memories & More Card Pack, you can do exactly that!

I love the idea, that you can add your own touch! And you can do this with Children, as well, this is always a bonus as far as I am concerned. And of course when it comes to colours you probably have a lot of the Stampin’ Up! products in your range like ink, cardstock or papers that you can add to these cards without too much additional expense. And depending how many cards you send out at Christmas, you might very well get a few years supply of Christmas Cards. You can also do some scrapbooking with them as well. Either way, you can’t lose with the Memories and More card packs. I will be looking a lot close at these from now on.


  • 54 total double-sided cards (6 each of 9 designs) in 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) and 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) sizes
  • 6 sticker sheets
    Product colours: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Pretty Peacock, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Thank you for spending some time watching, I appreciate you stopping bye. Happy Crafting.


Connie Rae xx

Brightly Gleaming Everywhere! Gift Card Holder



Today’s tutorial is a stunning gift cardholder. We all need one of these. You can use them for gift cards and or money, either way, it is adorable. You can also make these all year round. Not just for Christmas, they will suit many occasions, you just need to use the appropriate DSP, and decorative elements for your theme. Always check my store for more variations and alternative colours and theme options.

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper

I have used the Brightly Gleaming  DSP and Elements and it is so delightful.

Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP 6″ x 7 1/2″

Score on the 7 1/2″ side @ 2 1/4 and 5 1/4 turn to 6″ side.

Score @ 1″ and 5″

Cut up the score lines leaving one rectangle on each side, these create glue flaps. Please watch the YouTube tutorial for clear instructions.

Create a Belly Band 3/4″ x 7″ Decorate as per tutorial.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do appreciate your visit.


Connie Rae. xx