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Celebration Time, Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

The Crafty Carrot Co crew are celebrating our very 1st birthday this month!  Just 12 months ago we launched our first program!  What started as a shopping guide and customer rewards initiative has now become a global community of crafters, including our teams and wonderful subscribers.

The Celebration Time stamp set is a perfect fit for our next live month-long class series.  To join us for this throughout February, simply shop for SU goodies with the Crafty Carrot demo from your region.  Or, subscribe!  Learn more at our webpage *HERE*.

Of course, it wouldn't be a birthday without guests and presents!

We are so excited to announce that our talented friend, fellow two-time Artisan Award winner, Marisa Gunn, is joining the party!  I can't wait to see the exclusive bonus project she presents during the program!

And I said presents, didn't I?  We want to know what you just love doing for your birthday!  Leave a comment:
  •  telling us your favourite way to celebrate your special day 
  •  be sure to include where in the world you are from
  •  before Sunday 21st of January 

    to be in the draw to win some blog candy.    One prize on offer per market - US/CAN/AUS/NZ.  

    For more birthday papercraft inspiration, click the next button below to visit the amazing Krista Frattin!  Her work NEVER disappoints!

    Entries for our February online program close 31st January 2018.

    Celebration Time Stamp Set
    Celebration Thinlits Dies (bundle with stamps for 10% off)
    Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper

    Party Pandas OR Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack

    Fellow Australian's can pick these goodies up at my online store *HERE*.  Don't forget this month's host code: FNG4V2SP

    Sale-a-bration, Let's Get Hopping Round #5

    It's the most exciting time in the Stampin’ Up! calendar - that's right, Sale-a-bration (SAB) has begun!!  That means lots of free goodies on offer my friends.  This HUGE promotion has got the Let's Get Hopping crew celebrating today and we are sharing with you a mix of 'celebration' themed designs and/or a glimpse of exclusive Sale-a-bration product in action today!

    I've gone with the latter and put together this design featuring the SAB Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.

    I stamped the image three times on white card, once in Melon Mambo, then in Daffodil Delight and again in Old Olive.  Then I fussy cut flowers out of the pink and yellow and layered them over the green to give the multi-colored effect.

    With it's cheery bright tones I thought this might be a nice card 'just because' - something to make your recipient smile!  Switch the bright colours out for those in the subtle collection, substitute sequins for pearls, and I think you'd have a nice 'get well' or 'sympathy' card.

    Join us in celebrating the biggest Stampin' Up! promotion of the year and click the 'next blog' button below to visit my team leader Teresa Brown.

    Supplies Used:
    Stamps: Heartfelt Blooms
    Inks: VersaMark, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
    Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
    Accessories/Tools: Metallics Sequin Assortment, Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Natural Trim 

    Need to stock up on essentials, or have some product still on your wishlist?  Now is definitely the time to place an order!  If you are in Australia, shop at my online store *HERE*.  Use the host code: FNG4V2SP and get FREE access to the Crafty Carrot online class program throughout February!

    For those of you who already have a demonstrator, are a demonstrator or who live somewhere else in the world, you don't have to miss out on the fun!!  SUBSCRIBE TODAY

    Gingerbread Body Scrub

    A friend of mine shared this festive Gingerbread inspired body scrub recipe with me in November and I loved it so much I decided to make up a bunch to give as gifts this Christmas. I love gingerbread cookies, so a sugar scrub that smells like this tasty treat is such a sweet way to start the day!  Not only does this all-natural scrub smell amazing, but it helps exfoliate and moisturise your skin.


    Combine 2/3 cup brown sugar, 2/3 cup raw sugar, 3 drops Cassia essential oil, 3 drops ginger essential oil, 1 drop clove essential oil, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp allspice and 100ml of fractionated coconut oil.

    For best results, wash your skin with soap or body wash and rinse well. Afterwards, apply a sufficient amount of sugar scrub to wet skin over your entire body, massaging in a circular motion to allow the granules to remove dead skin cells. Rinse off well. This makes your skin look and feel refreshed and healthy.

    Of course, Stampin' Up!'s Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamp set had the perfect little gingerbread man to suit the theme!

    The Tag
    Supplies Used:
    Stamps: Cookie-Cutter Christmas
    Inks: Soft Suede, Real Red
    Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sky
    Accessories/Tools: Cookie Cutter Builder, 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch

    I'm submitting this project to the Global Design Project 'Home for the Holidays' theme and TGIF 'Last Minute Santa!' Challenges.  These handmade gifts were made with love in my home and it's my hope they are bringing my loved ones a taste of the holidays in their homes long after Christmas is over!

    Want more great DIY gift jar ideas?  See this post *HERE*