Holiday Bundle

Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.
Because holiday packaging bundles don't require any stamping, cutting, or creating, they give you the perfect reason to reach out to everyone who's giving gifts this holiday season-even if they are NOT papercrafters. 

Everyone will thank you for their creative holiday gift and packaging!
Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)


Mixed Media - Gotta Love it !!!

So I know I just posted, but I was so excited about all the MDS that is going on right now, that I had to go and make a quick card using MDS2.  I used the tag that was free this week and printed it out on Certainly Celery cardstock.  I cut it out with my new paper cutter (can I say this thing is great?) then cut a piece of Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper and added a little bling, with ribbons and jewels and a cute little snowflake, it is Christmas after all.  It was such a quick card.  Oh and the best part, is I used MDS and made multiple fit on one sheet, so I can stamp an entire stack in just a few minutes.  Making Christmas cards have never been so easy!!!  Hope you like my quick creation!

MDS2 Disc are available NOW!!!




Use My Digital Studio to design and print cards, photobooks, calendars, and more. You make it you and we take it from there.

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Tempt yourself. Here’s how it works:
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3. Design, design, design. Get in your groove and then just keep on going.Use designer templates or start from scratch. Either way, make it you.

4. Order your project. And revel in your creative genius.


Free Download for My Digital Studio

Don’t you just love the “Chalkboard Art” rage? This tag can be downloaded for FREE! You can order it from my Stampin’ Up demonstrator site HERE.
If you have never tried My Digital Studio, how about trying it FREE for 30 days! You can find that link HERE.

Better yet, did you know MDS 2+ is HALF PRICE RIGHT NOW? You can purchase it for only $39.98! The sale is over TODAY!!!


Extra little gift...

I always like to have little giveaways on hand, especially during the holidays.  This is a a package of Mrs. Fileds Peppermint Sticks, dressed up and ready to go to the next little one who stops by.


Making Ornaments...

So this weekend I have been experimenting with making different ornaments for the season.  I do this every year so my tree never has more than one of the same ornament.  This is one of them that I made with a glass ornament, some glitter, Stampin' Up! Ink refill and ribbon.  Below, I have made a quick video for you to see how easy it is to add glitter to an ornament.  I always have fun making ornament.  Give it  a try and let me know what you made.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is a picture of this years card that I give thanks for the creative of a stamper!  I love that I get inspiration from fellow stampers!  Thank you Dani!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Christmas Game - FUN!

All you need are sturdy paper plates and pens for each player.
The host tells the players to put their paper plate on their head.
Then the host will give a series of instructions for the players to draw on their paper plates (that are on their heads) without looking.
Here are the instructions:
1. Draw a line for a floor.
2. Draw a Christmas Tree. Add decorations if you feel so inclined.
3. Draw a star on top of your tree.
4. Draw a fireplace with a mantel next to the tree.
5. Draw a stocking hanging from the mantel of your fireplace.
6. Draw a present below the tree.
After the six steps have been given, let everyone look at their masterpieces.
Get ready for a serious laughs!
Now have players count up how many points they received by following this rubric:
1. 2 points if the tree touches the floor.
2. 2 points if your stocking is touching your mantel.
3. 1 point if your star touches your tree.
4. 1 point if your star is above your tree.
5. 1 point for every Christmas ornament ball that is ON your tree, etc.
6. 1 point if your fireplace doesn’t touch the tree (it’s a fire hazard!).
7. 1 point if you actually drew something decorative on your stocking (or something cute, like a snowman or snowflake).
8. 2 points if your present is under your tree.
Now, add up all your points and show off your masterpieces to all.  The one with the most points win a nice prize.  The one with the least points wins a small boobie prize.  If there is a tie, then it goes to a vote or you can make up a couple more things to draw.  Have fun!!  It is Christmas ya know!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Online Extravaganza Starts Today!!!

The Online Extravaganza during Thanksgiving week is Stampin' Up!'s biggest online sale of the year.
With discounts up to 50% and 24-hour-only doorbusters, you won't want to miss it!
Stampin' Up! is making it easier than ever for you (or someone you love) to do your Christmas shopping.
During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!
In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters!
Doorbusters for Monday, November 19 ONLY
· Simply Scored™ Diagonal Plate (125586) $11.95 SALE $9.56
· Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439) $99.95 SALE $79.96 Seriously!
· Big Shot Doctor’s Bag (113474) $69.95 SALE $55.96 Super cute!
Doorbusters for Wednesday, November 28 ONLY
  • Clear Block Bundle: Blocks A-I (18491) $66.95 SALE $53.56 Great deal!!
  • Clear Block Storage Caddy (120279) $16.95 SALE $13.56
  • Stack & Store Caddy (109127) $34.95 SALE $27.96
ALL Nine Days, November 19-28th
There's more ... starting Monday, Nov 19th and ending Wednesday, Nov 28th, there is a huge list of additional items on sale starting with select Designer Series Papers at 20% off, Accessories at 25-40% off, and going all the way up to a huge selection of stamp sets and MDS 2+ for 50% off!!
Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
How about this little cutie!
Stampin' Up! is offering a test run of the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine. A limited number are available, so if interested, you better act quick.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece.
This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.
NEW From Stampin' Up! - Talking Tags!
Talking Tag is an exciting new product that allows you to record a message and attach it to your project.
All you need is a Talking Tag and the FREE TalkingTag™ app (available via talkingtag.mobi, iTunes® or Google Play™).
Talking Tags Message Labels (129723) $7.95

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!

* 10 labels per sheet
* Scan the code on your smartphone and start recording your message
* Attach message label to cards, invitations or gifts
* Detailed recording instructions included
How to send a voice message:
1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from talkingtag.mobi, iTunes® or Google PlayT. (currently only available for iPhones - others coming soon!)
2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure your ready!).

See...what did I tell you - LOTS of great things going on!!
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY at: http://www.jeanpiersanti.stampinup.net

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


More JOY Christmas Card

Since I cut the letters for my previously featured JOY wall art, I had the extra paper with the letters, which looked like a stencil.  So I turned it into a Christmas Card.  I used DSP Be of Good Cheer for the background.  I love the fact that no paper went to waste.  I hope you like it.

Handmade Card

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


JOY JOY JOY and it's down in my heart !

There is nothing like true JOY!  We made a variation of this wall art at the WeStamp Extravaganza last month.  I liked it so much that I decided to try a couple variations to give as gift this holiday season.  I have had so many compliments on it that I thought I would share it with you.  I hope you like it!

Here is a close up of the snowflake, I just love the bling!  Sometimes it's the little touches that really makes a project special.
I cut the letters out with my Cricut, so come back tomorrow to see what I did with the leftover paper.

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine Offer

HURRY!!! While Supplies Last!!!

Oh my gosh! I'm so excited about this adorable Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!
Do you love the look of texture on your paper crafting projects? Looking for holiday gifts for the crafter in your life (yes, that could be you!)? If so, check out this limited time offer!

Stampin' Up! is offering a test run of the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine. We have 4,000 available to be sold...only while supplies last.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. We recommend you read the included instructions before using the Texture Boutique. You can also check out the short video below

Two ways to get your Texture Boutique Embossing Machine:

Texture Boutique Bundle (132700)$39.95 (a $45.85 value), includes: Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim Stampin' Up! Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Stampin' Up! Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (132657)$29.95 includes: Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim

Looking for stocking stuffers? Be sure to pick up some additional embossing folders!
All can be order from my online store at http://www.jeanpiersanti.stampinup.net

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Friday's Findings

Here is where I post all things of Beauty that I have become fond of throughout the week.  These are all items that I personally find unique or inspiring.  Yes most of them are Stampin' Up!, but some are projects that I just find interesting and delightful.  If you find something you like, feel free to click on the picture to be directed to the website in which it was found.

Created by Melissa Davies @ rubberFUNatics. FREE TUTORIAL

Stamping Greeting Card

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~

Stampin' Up! Sale - Up to 50% Off

Savings up to 50% off select Stampin' Up! products starts Monday, November 19 with the Online Extravaganza promotion! Click here to view all the super savings.
The Online Extravaganza runs from Monday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 28.
Just to give you a heads up:  There are going to be three products on sale for the first 24 hours of the promotion only. Monday, November 19 only, and you can grab up them for 20% off
  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cut Machine regularly $99.95 sale price $79.96
  • Big Shot Doctor's Bag $69.95 sale price $55.96
  • Simply Scored Diagonal Plate $11.95 sale price $ 9.56
With the Online Extravaganza, no minimum order is required. Regular priced items may be added to your order. Your order can be placed in my online store, over the phone (775-771-0142) or email(jeanpiersanti@gmail.com).
You are welcome to call or email your order to me before the sale starts.
Remember, to save 20% on the Sizzix Big Shot, Doctor's Bag or Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, place your order on Monday, November 19 by 11:00 PM MT!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


DSP Ornament

I made this cute ornament with the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

I cut two 1/2 inch strips of each of the following sizes 4", 5", 6", 7" & 8".  Then, using a paper piercing tool, I poked a hole through the top and bottom of each strip.  Then I organized the paper strips starting with the 4" in the middle then added the other strips on each side as the sizes increase, ending with the 8" on the outsides.  I attached the top with a brad all together, then with a brad on the bottom, stated adding the strips to the bottom brad.  The ornament then starts to take it's shape.  It looked cute as is, but I wanted to add the scallop circle with a candy cane, just to spruce it up a bit.  I added some twine to hook onto the tree and that was it.  Very fast,very easy.  Hope you like it!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Tuesday 2 Minute Tip

Did you know you can make any of your favorite stamps into a silouhette?  Yes, it's true... and all you need is your Stampin' Write basic black marker.  Once you stamp your image in basik black, go through fill in with basic black color inside the entire outline.  Once you are done, you will have a silouhette of the original image.  Let's see what images you can make into a great silouhette card.

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


The new Stampin' Up! Trimmer is here!!!


Introducing the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest!
Features of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements.
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts.
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch.
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them.
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles.
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport.
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring.
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards.
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 126889; $29.95
Order your today at www.JeanPiersanti.StampinUp.net

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Personalized Files

Who likes plain old files?  Not me... So let's jazz them up a bit.  This one, pictured below, is one I made for my Christmas Lists.  You can also make one to keep your Christmas Card list organized.  You can do so many variations as the seasons change.  I think I will be making a birthday one soon.  Hope you like it!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Happy Birthday Card

This is the birthday card I made today.  I can't believe how many birthdays there are in November.  I guess people like to celebrate Valentine's Day more that one would think.  I will be sprinkling in Birthday Cards while making my holiday cards.  Working on the Thanksgiving cards and will show you one of those soon, then thinking about the Christmas cards.  I am loving making cards, cards, cards.  I think this one came out cute.  I hope you like it too!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Thinking of you! ~ RAK!

I like to send out cards as a RAK (Random Act of Kindness).  It is always so nice to get a greeting card in the mail, escpecially when you are not expecting it!  Since I like it receive them so much, that is why I like to send them as well.  I think it brightens up someone day and it let's them know you are thinking of them without any special reason, in fact THEY ARE THE SPECIAL REASON!!!  Hope you like todays card... and who knows it might just show up in your mailbox. 

Note: I love Marina Mist and Early Espresso together, they make such a great combonation of colors, don't you agree?

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Tuesday 2 Minute Tip

Hello Beauties!!! Today's video will show you how I made the Snowflake Stencil Reverse to make the card from Sunday's post. Hope you enjoy!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Ink-redible deal from Stampin' Up!

From Now through December 16, 2012 Stampin' Up® is offering not just one, but two ways for you to get FREE ink! *Host a $450 party! Not only will you be able to choose a FREE ink collection, you’ll also get $65 in hostess dollars and a 50%-off item! Off course, if you would rather just make a purchase for $450, you can also earn these same great benefits.  You can order online at www.jeanpiersanti.stampinup.net

Join the Stampin’ Up! family!

A free collection of ink pads is a great incentive, but so is a 20% product discount, a demonstrator-only magazine, stamping events, and access to a website with thousands of project ideas!

*Neutrals Collection not eligible
~Living the Fairy Tale Life~

Make your own shimmer ink spritzer

I love the Christmas card I made yesterday, so I am going through the spritzer like crazy, as I am in Christmas card making mode.  I video taped one of the refills so you can see how to make your own spritzer (keep in mind, you can replace the hand sanitizer with alcohol, if you choose).

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Shimmer Snowflake Christmas Card

Well, it's that time of year again.  I love it!  I can't wait for Halloween to come and go, because that means I can start on my Christmas gifts and cards without people thinking I am crazy.  Today I made this Snowflake card using a punchout of a snowflake and just sprizing some shimmer and marina minst ink onto a piece of whisper white card stock.  Then I stamped a quick greeting and layered it in Real Red and Marina Mist card stock.  Blinged it out a bit and I was done.  This card was so quick and easy to make.  Tomorrow, I will show you how I made the shimmer spritzer and then on Tuesday I am going to start "Two Minute Tip Tuesday" where you can find various tips in less than two minutes, I will show you how I made the shimmer stencil reverse snowflake on this card.

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~


Get Well Wishes and Prayer Request

Well, it is with a heavy heart that I show this card, but I wanted to use to open the door to receiving prayer.  My father-in-law is quite ill.  I made this card to let him know that I care for him and that I am praying for God's Will in and with his life.  Please add this man and his family to your prayer requests!  This one is for big Tony!  If you like this card, please re-pin, if for nothing else, than for growing a prayer chain for him.  Also, the Lord has laid it on my heart that any commission made from all purchases made from now through the end of the 2012, from my Stampin' Up! business, will go toward the medical expenses for this family.  If you would like to send him a get well or thinking of you card, please send it directly to me at 5727 W. Villa Theresa Drive  Glendale, AZ  85308 and I will be putting them together to give to him at the end of the month.  Thank you for all your support and prayers!!!

~Living the Fairy Tale Life~