Monday, February 7, 2022

IDEAS Blog Hop February 2022 Featuring the Artfully Composed Suite

 Hello and welcome to the IDEAS Blog Hop for February 2022 - featuring projects using Suites from the New Mini Catalog.  


Welcome to our IDEAS blog hop for February 2022 This month we have curated tutorials from 15 international Demonstrators with a 75+ page full color tutorial bundle for you, featuring Suites.   You will get 15 detailed tutorials with a range of projects including cards and 3D items.  The tutorials have detailed instructions in imperial (aka inches!) and metric.

Here is our sneak peek collage for the February IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.  Each photo represents one designer's tutorial in our bundle.

I made 2 cards and a Lanai light! I used the new Artfully Composed bundle.  The third card is a slimline card using the leaves.

All the details, how-to, dimensions and tips are in my tutorial. Lots of photos and diagrams to make it easy to follow along.  

I hope you like these projects and the projects from my fellow IDEAS demonstrators.  It's really a great bundle of inspiration for crafters or demonstrators looking for new ideas or workshop ideas.  Keep hopping so you can see all the creativity.   The bundle is about 65 pages of detailed full color instructions with 25+ projects (cards, 3D, and more!)

Would you like a copy of the instructions for these projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me at Free to customers, or Free to my team members, or $15 by PayPal.  

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Thanks for stopping by. Please click on NEXT and visit Sigrid in Germany the next talented IDEAS demonstrator who has an awesome project 

Happy Hopping! MaryKate


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Chocolate Bar "Book" for Valentine's Treats

Do you remember Lifesaver "books"?  This is a different take on that.. with 2 Hershey bars.  

As I created this treat holder, I learned a few things about Hershey Bars!  They come in slightly different sizes, with some longer, some shorter, some wider and some curvier!  So there are 2 options to make this Chocolate Book.

If you use the Dark Hershey Bars, they are longer and skinner so you cut your paper accordingly.  Cut the paper 6 1/2 x 5 3/4, score on the short side 2 3/8, 2 7/8, the top layer is x 2 x 6 1/4 embossed

If you use the Almond Bars, they are short but curvier, so cut your paper a little shorter but a little wider to accomodate the curve. Cut the paper 6 x 5 1/4 score on the short side 2 1/4, 2 1/2, top layer is 2 x 5 3/4

To decorate, I added a top layer and dry embossed it with the new Gingham embossing folder (any folder will work well!)

I adhere by Chocolate bars to the Early Express cardstock, wrapped a ribbon (about 28") and decorated the front with the embossed top layer and 2 hearts.  I chose a gold foil heart for the Almond bars. 

We are making this project at our Valentines Day party this Sunday Feb 6 3pm by Zoom (so all can join in).  Let me know if you'd like to be part of the team and this party!  We have some fun games and creativity planned.  You can reach me on

I'm highly recommending you buy the 6 pack of Hershey bars.. you'll want to make an extra "book" and it's possible that between the grocery store and home... 1 might disappear .. and maybe as you make them you might need a snack?

Happy crafting! MaryKate