Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I want to share a hidden treasure from the annual catalog:  mini paper pumpkin boxes. Did you know that these cute boxes are super easy to decorate, they are food safe AND they fit our note cards and envelopes? I just discovered them when I created my #itsallaboutthetreats event. Let’s take a look.


Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes


As card makers we don’t always realize what a wonderful gift a package of hand made cards can be. With the mini paper pumpkin boxes, you have an easy solution for packaging your notecards and envelopes. Here is a picture of two boxes that I made along with the coordinating notecards and envelopes. This time the theme is Christmas, but you can make it whatever you want! They are $10.25 for a package of ten sturdy, food safe boxes.


Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes


Today was quite the grey, overcast day so the natural lighting was less than ideal. Truth be told both the cards and the boxes are MUCH nicer in person, but you are going to have to take my word for it. I now have a pdf tutorial for these projects and more as well as three favourite Christmas recipes if you are interested. I have a Zoom gathering planned for this Friday morning from 10am till noon EST to make the coffee carrier and two other boxes plus to bake traditional Nanaimo bars. If you purchase the tutorial you can join in on the Zoom gathering for free.


Quarantine Report


I thought I would update you on my quarantine experience. It has been a little bit intense for two reasons. The first reason is the COVID situation in Europe. Both the Netherlands and Germany are going into strict lockdown today and that affected the amaryllis prices drastically on Monday. It was like the stock market crash of 1929 for the flower industry and in one day Gerard saw all his hard work and profits for the year go down the drain. Being apart when things like that happen is tough.

The second thing is my Pap’s health. Two of my siblings were begging me to break quarantine so that I could go and see him. They were afraid that I might miss seeing him alive. I had to make the difficult decision to sit tight and wait until it looked like I had no option. Please pray that he will hold on till my quarantine is over. It does help to know that I am only two and half hours away instead of an ocean apart.


Keep Stamping!


I miss my regular stampers and hope that you are still stamping on your own. Please join me in my weekly live YouTube videos with the virtual coffee and a card. I hope to send out the kits for January on Friday so let me know if you want to join in. My newsletter was sent today with information for Pod Parties and for an actual Open House and new catalog launch on January 4. I have designed a COVID friendly way for you to see the new products and to sign up for virtual classes or buy in stock kits. That’s it for now, have a super day!

PS. I forgot to mention that I used the stamp set Press On for the cute coffee cups and that if you live in Canada I would love it if you shopped with me by clicking on the items in the product list below….


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