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Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop, Perpetual Picture Perfect Birthday Calendar

One of my goals for 2018 was to get better at sending cards to friends and family on time!  I want my loved ones to receive their birthday happy mail before their big day.  I've created this perpetual birthday calendar to get more organised and keep all the dates safely in one place to help achieve this goal.

This project features the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set.  I just LOVE this set and think it's an absolute MUST HAVE from the current occasions catalogue.  The imagery is so versatile, perfect for all genders and ages.  The mixed font sentiments are super stylish!  It's quickly becoming a favourite for this stamper!!

The coordinating Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper pack has a mix of colourful patterns and photo papers.  I've featured each of these bright, playful papers for my inside pages.

I hope you've enjoyed this project!  Want to make a calendar like this one too?  See the bottom of this post for details on how you can get a digital copy of the calendar pages I custom made for this project!

Don't forget to follow the hop to see what my fellow Artisan friends have been making with these Picture Perfect Birthday goodies!  Next in the line up is with the fabulous Jessica Winter!

If you live in Australia I would love to be your Demonstrator.  You can find the following supplies used at my online Stampin' Up! store *HERE*.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday
Card: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper, Vellum
Ink: Bermuda Bay, VersaMark, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, 
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Metallic Foil Doilies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Heat Tool, White Emboss Powder, Paper Piercing Tool, Silver Thread, Mini Sequin Trim Silver, Silver Emboss Powder,
Adhesives: SNAIL or double sided tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear 'n' Tape Adhesive, Fine Tip Glue Pen.

I custom designed the calendar sheets for this project.  Would you like a copy to build your own calendar?  Get the digital file today using the PayPal button below for just $3 (all orders are processed within 48 hours of sale).

Includes 3 page pdf (4 months to a page) 
in both A4 and Letter format, ready for you to print 
and decorate your own style! 

OR SUBSCRIBE to the Crafty Carrot Co exclusive April Petal Palette program and make this in class with me!  The printable will be provided to all subscribers.  Learn more about the Crafty Carrot Co Class program *HERE*

Petal Palette, Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

My Crafty Carrot Co friends are blog hopping today to tease you with ideas featuring the beautiful Petal Palette goodies.  These will be featured throughout April in our exclusive series of online classes.

I've gone for a 'shabby chic' vibe today for this project with a messy splash of colour, lots of torn edges, sponging in sand to burnish the patterned paper, and a touch of vellum to soften the lot.

You are not going to want to miss the fun we have in store for you throughout April!  Our Stampin' Up! customers and downline team members join free.  Don't forget to use the current host code to qualify! Mine here, for Australian customers, is JBKSGNRG.  

But of course, fellow demos and those who already have an awesome demo they love shopping with, are totally welcome in our community!  Simply subscribe, you won't regret it!

But don't take my word for it.  Here's what new subscriber, Kathy Brown, had to say following her first taste of the program this month:

"You guys! I happened upon a new blog and a new set of monthly online classes using Stampin' Up's fabulous products. I've been amazed by the fabulous creations of the individual design team members for years, but now they've joined forces to become the Craft Carrot Collective. The design team members are four past and present Stampin' Up Artisans so you know their work is top notch! But they've teamed up to give at least four online classes featuring Stampin' Up product every month. What could be better than learning from an Artisan Award Winner?! I've attended two classes so far this month and I'm thrilled with the little tips and tricks I've learned."

See Kathy's full review *HERE*.

Click the 'next' link below to see the glamorous projects the fabulous Krista Frattin has to share with you today!


Easter Treats, Let's Get Hopping #7

Our supermarket shelves are packed full of chocolately Easter temptation.  With the holiday just a month away, it's a great time for us crafty types to start putting some handmade gift plans together!

Today, the Let's Get Hopping team have some adorable and delicious inspiration to help you do just that.  

With all I've learned about food these past few years, I feel super uncomfortable thinking about what actually lurks inside all those foil-wrapped eggs on the supermarket shelves.  For this reason, I'm sharing a refined sugar-free chocolate treat for my project today.  These totally addictive Nut-Free Cacao & Coconut Bliss Balls use healthier unprocessed ingredients, are super easy to put together and taste amazing!

T R E A T   R E C I P E 

Process 1.5 cups (145g) rolled oats, 3 tbs cacao powder, 12 pitted fresh dates (I used medjool), 1.5 cups (120g) desiccated coconut and 2 tbs rice malt syrup in a food processor until almost smooth and well combined.  Add a tsp or two of water at a time if not quite wet enough.  Place 3 tbs desiccated coconut on a plate.  Roll 1 tbs portions of mixture into balls.  You should get about 30 balls (if you don't eat too much of the mix as you are rolling lol...)  Roll in coconut to evenly coat.  Place in a lined tray in the fridge for 1 hour or until set.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

I've also upcycled a small plastic berry container for the gift box.  As I shared last month when I published *THIS* set of gift cards, buying single-use plastic packaging makes me feel terrible!  Repurposing the containers for gifts such as these gives an otherwise wasted piece of perfectly good packaging new life!

T A G   R E C I P E
I stamped the pretty flower from the Petal Palette stamp set in black ink.  Then masked it and applied a soft halo of inks using an aqua painter.  I removed the mask and coloured my flower with watercolour pencils and blended with the aqua painter again.  The sentiment comes from the ever versatile Teeny Tiny Sentiments set.

I hope that you've enjoyed this Easter treat idea!  Be sure to click the next button below to see what delicious inspiration my friend Carolynn has for you.

Love the Petal Palette imagery used in this project?  So do the Crafty Carrot Co crew!  It will be the feature of our exclusive class series throughout April.  Be sure to pop back later this month to see what inspiration we have to share with you for this pretty set!  


The Crafty Carrot Co team are passionate about papercrafts and can't wait to share our love with you, wherever you are in the world!  That's why we come together every month and teach live video-based classes for card makers of every level, whether you're a beginner or have years of experience!  

Find more information, and subscribe to join us today at http://craftycarrotcollective.blogspot.com.au/