Friday, January 18, 2019

new year's card set | pebbles inc.

I shared these new year's cards over on the Pebbles blog a few weeks ago and wanted to share them here as well!
  Pop-Up New Year's Card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Along the Way" collection by @PebblesInc.
Click over to the Pebbles Inc. Blog to see how I created this fun card set!  And don't worry about timing - you could use the same card for another occasion, just swap out the sentiment - wouldn't' it be a fun birthday or anniversary card?!?Pop-Up New Year's Card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Along the Way" collection by @PebblesInc. Pop-Up New Year's Card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Along the Way" collection by @PebblesInc. Pop-Up New Year's Card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Along the Way" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 Repeat as many times as you want!
  Pop-Up New Year's Card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Along the Way" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 Happy New Year!
  Pop-Up New Year's Card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Along the Way" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 Wendy Sue 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

new years resolution - recipe book | pebbles inc.

Have you started thinking about your 2019 New Year's Resolutions yet?  I have!  One of my resolutions is to try one new recipe each week.  At the end of each month, I will choose one of my favorites and add it to a recipe book - the old fashioned way - by WRITING it down!!  I am so excited to try new recipes and find some new faves - and by the end of the year I'll have a little keepsake worth passing down someday!  Here's a look at my New Year's Resolution Recipe Book featuring the "Along the Way" collection! New Year's Resolution Recipe Book by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Along the Way" collection by @PebblesInc. 
Click over to the Pebbles Inc. blog to see how I created it!    New Year's Resolution Recipe Book by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Along the Way" collection by @PebblesInc. 

New Year's Resolution Recipe Book by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Along the Way" collection by @PebblesInc. 

New Year's Resolution Recipe Book by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Along the Way" collection by @PebblesInc. 

 And Happy New Year to YOU!! 


Sunday, January 13, 2019

christmas card set | pebbles inc.

I forgot to share these quick and easy Christmas cards that I created for the Pebbles Inc. blog last month!  Oops!  The good thing about it, is that you can always copy the concept with different papers that are appropriate for the season or even you are creating for! 
  Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection
 I whipped up this cute little set in a matter of minutes.  With the tiniest bit of preparation, you can too!  Keep reading to see how! Start by gathering and prepping a few things.  First of all, find this fun page full of 3x4 cards
  Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection
 You can either cut the cards apart, or use a decorative die to cut them:
  Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" CollectionQuick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection
 Now cut several strips of patterned paper 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"

  Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection
A few patterned paper backgrounds are a must!  These are trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4"
  Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection
 Grab the set of pre-made tags and brads (not pictured here) that coordinate with this fun collection:
  Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection
 White card bases are always my first choice - these are cut and scored at a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection
 Once the supplies are gathered, you can assemble the cards lickity split!  All you need is adhesive!  Here we go: First, lay out the backgrounds:
  Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection 
 Place the strips right in the middle of each background.  The are just a bit taller than the backgrounds, so make sure they are 1/8" over the top and bottom both: Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection 
 Now you can go ahead and place the tag in the middle of each strip: Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection 
 Add a brad to each tag top.  Remember those cute 3x4 cards?  Go ahead and place one trimmed card over each tag:
  Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection 
 Only add adhesive to the top part of the 3x4 cards - this will create a fun peek-a-boo, interactive effect!
  Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection

Attach each piece to a white card background - and you're all done!!Quick and Easy Christmas Card Set by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. with the "Cozy & Bright" Collection 
 You could easily make dozens of these cards while you sit and watch a favorite holiday movie!!  They would also make a sweet hostess gift.  Or a gift for a busy friend.  So, tell us, are you planning to make your own handmade cards?  Have we swayed you to our side??!! ♥ Wendy Sue 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Christmas Eve layout | Pebbles Inc.

Do you have fun Christmas traditions that you repeat every single year?  The kind that don't really need a lot of explanation?  We do - and even though they don't need a lot of words, I always have photos that I want to use to document our fun family time.  Today I want to share the layout I created to document our traditional family Christmas Eve activities.  I shared it last month over on the Pebbles Inc. Blog! The kids always get new pajamas and a movie or game...just a few of the fun things we all look forward to every December 24th! Quick and Easy Christmas Eve Layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by #PebblesInc. 
With all of the amazing coordinating products in this collection, it was truly quick and easy! Quick and Easy Christmas Eve Layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by #PebblesInc. Quick and Easy Christmas Eve Layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by #PebblesInc. Quick and Easy Christmas Eve Layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by #PebblesInc. 
It's fun to get creative and customize pieces to fit your needs! Quick and Easy Christmas Eve Layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by #PebblesInc. 
 Thanks for stopping by - I hope you took lots of photos this holiday season - now don't forget to document them!! 

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

mini christmas treat bags | pebbles inc.

I think I'm finally caught up with last year's projects, so now I get to share some projects I've been working on this year!! I'm in full Christmas-prep mode, and one of my first projects this season was these cute mini Christmas Treat Bags I made with the brand new "Cozy & Bright" collection!  They are so cute and easy - keep reading to see how you can whip up a batch yourself!
Mini Christmas Treat Bags by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by @PebblesInc. 

 Start by choosing a favorite treat bag cut file (THIS is the one I used) and a fun patterned paper.
  Mini Christmas Treat Bags by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by @PebblesInc. 

Click HERE to visit the Pebbles, Inc. blog to see the step-by-step photos and a complete supply list!  I'll also link the products below (I used affiliate links) for quick and easy access!!

  I repeated the process several times to make more treat bags. 
Here's one with a cute toadstool house:
  Mini Christmas Treat Bags by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 A silly holiday sloth:
  Mini Christmas Treat Bags by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 A sweet reindeer:
  Mini Christmas Treat Bags by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 And, of course, the big guy himself:
  Mini Christmas Treat Bags by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 These little bags are so quick and easy and cute, they would be easy to make in bulk for neighbor gifts, classroom treats, or coworker surprises. I think you could whip up 25 of them and make a darling little advent/countdown 'til Christmas project too!  I'd love to see what YOU do with this fun idea for making mini Christmas treat bags !
  Mini Christmas Treat Bags by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Cozy & Bright" collection by @PebblesInc. 

 Merry Christmas to all! 


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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

merry merry holiday favors | pebbles inc.

Last December, I shared this quick and easy holiday party favor idea on the Pebbles, Inc. blog

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 It's easy to customize a very inexpensive treat with "Merry Merry" papers and embellishments, resulting in a very fun and festive treat for your guests and friends!  Here's a look at the final basket full of treats - but keep reading to see how easy it is to whip up a bunch for yourself!
  Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc.
I started with my all-time favorite sweet treat:

  Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc. 
 Measure the box and cut a strip of patterned paper to cover it:

  Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc. 
 After measuring, score the paper to fold around the box:
  Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc.Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc. 
 Now it's time to pull out the embellishments to decorate!
  Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc. 
 Cut a 3x4 card to add to the front of the box:

  Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc. 
 Next, use the decorative washi tape to secure the card:
  Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc.Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc. 
 Use foam adhesive squares to attach a die-cut or sticker embellishment:

  Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc. 
 Now wrap the entire piece around the box and secure with tape on the back.
  Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc.Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc. 
 Repeat as many times as needed for each treat box!
  Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc.Easy holiday party favors by @WendySueA with the "Merry Merry" Collection from @PebblesInc. 
 Wrap them up and arrange them, ready to share with your guests!  Now you're one step closer to being ready for your holiday celebrations!