Reindeer Origami Candy Cane Pouch

Looking for a quick and easy gift to give to friends, or a Christmas gift tag topper? This could be it!  It's so easy to make and cute to boot! It's also another way to use up that Christmas designer series paper. I learned to make this origami pouch from my upline and mentor Missy Shipman from Glad Heart Stampers!  Thank you Missy! I got to thinking it could be a cute "reindeer."  No tracing a face onto card stock - the shapes are punched with the Penguin Builder punch, which makes it so easy!

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If you don't have the Penguin Builder Punch, you could use an oval for the face and then add the eyes and nose.

Here's a picture of one of them up close:

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You need a 6" square of designer series paper to make this pouch. Unfortunately, the black and red check dsp is no longer available.

Watch my video tutorial here:


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Tri-Fold Card With Blessings of Home Stamp Set

The Blessings of Home Stamp Set is going to be in the January - June 2022 MIni Catalog, but because I'm a demonstrator, I was able to get it early and make some beautiful cards! (You can get it early too if you buy the starter kit hint hint :) Here's the card I made tonight:

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The designer series paper is from the same suite and is called "Blessings of Home." It has beautiful wood prints on the back of each piece.  You can see it here on the inside of the card:

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The beautiful doily is part of this suite too!

And here's the tri-fold card laid out:

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The blends I used were Daffodil Delight, Fresh Freesia and Mint Macaron.  The main image for the flowers was stamped in Black Memento Tuxedo ink because it keeps the blends from running. I stamped it off first, so it wasn't so dark black.  I like the look of it.

Measurements for this card:

Base: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4"; and 4 x 3" (same color as base); Large circle.

Basic White: 5 1/4 x 2 1/2; white circle; 3 3/4 x 2 3/4"

DSP 5 1/2 x 12 scored at 3 1/2, 6, and 8 1/2'

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Special December Sweet Notes Card Club

My monthly Sweet Notes Card club includes supplies to make 8 cards, $20.00 of product, priority shipping, PDF tutorial, and Video Tutorial - all this for $42.00. This month's includes about $10.00 extra in product for the same price as my way of saying "Thank you" and "Merry Christmas!" 

I'm featuring cards made with the beautiful Eden's Garden stamp set!

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In your club packet you will receive:

all of the supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 different designs),


Eden's Garden stamp set ($23.00)

A package of gems ($7.00)

Priority Shipping

You will also be emailed a PDF tutorial and the link for a video tutorial.

All for $42.00!!

This is a special price with about $10.00 extra in product as my way of saying "Merry Christmas."

Registration closes December 11.  Packets will be mailed out around December 23, 2021.

Email me at and I will send you a link to register.

Inky blessings!





Origami Wreath Ornament

You know all of that Christmas designer series paper that's sitting in your craft area?  This is a great way to use it, give it away, and get it out of your craft room! I saw this wreath and just loved it.  It is a little more complicated to fold than other origami wreaths I've seen, but boy is it beautiful!  It would be lovely on a gift, a tree, or just by itself!  Inspiration for this wreath is from watching Ann Melvin of Positively Papercraft on YouTube. 

I've used the Whimsy and Wonder DSP because I love the colors and the flecks of silver foil. But, I plan on using my other holiday dsp also!

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And take a look at how pretty the back is.  I love the woven look!  You could even make it the front of the wreath if you wanted.

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You need eight 3" squares to make this size, but you could use 4" or 2".  

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You also need to use a bone folder to really crease the paper and break down the fibers for a good fold.

Not sure I like the ribbon this way. Instead of tying the ribbon around it, you can punch a hole in one of the star points and tie ribbon through that. I'm gonna try that next.

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How to Make a Front Pocket Gift Card Holder

We all need gift cards this time of year, and I've got an easy one to share with you.  Not only that, it's cute!  How could it not be with the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set and Gingerbread and Peppermint DSP? (DSP - designer series paper). Here is the first one I made  - my favorite with the little bow at the top:

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The Holiday Rhinestones add a little sparkle to that gingerbread tree!  Here's the green version:

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Oh my, I can just smell the gingerbread cookies baking from many years ago!  Mom always baked with love!

Back to the card - here's the inside:

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The measurements for this card are:

Card base - 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2"

DSP for front - 1 x 4 1/4"; 4 x 4 1/2"; 1 x 2" (3 of these)

Basic White for front sentiment/pocket - 3 x 3 1/2"

Basic White for inside sentiment - 5 1/4 x 4"

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