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This just makes me smile! We’ve got a very special guest on the blog today for our very FIRST Mini Mint Chick Feature: Miss Macey Johnston.

Last month (oh my goodness it’s already literally been over a month) I headed out to Orlando to have some fun in the sun – (though it rained through most of our trip) with Mint Chick Mary Jo Johnston. We had an absolute blast at Disney World. I shared some photos in our Facebook Group but I will post more on the blog tomorrow. But first we have to talk about little miss Macey.

When I arrived in Orlando to meet Mary Jo I was greeted with a collection of amazing handmade cards that MJ’s daughter Macey had made just for me. I was blown away by the detail and her amazing creativity. If you’ve been following the blog for a while you might know Mary Jo as Peppermint Creative’s resident Queen of Cards. Clearly the creative apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This little girl is talented!

I couldn’t wait to rush home to photograph them so I could share these cute cards with all of you:

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Macey hand made each card and included great artistic touches like the layered vellum balloons above and the hand written poem below. So sweet.

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Don’t you just love the cloud cut-out windows on this one – signed by the artist of course.

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I will definitely save these in a special place. Thank you Macey for the beautiful cards. I was so impressed by your attention to detail and your beautiful designs. I was so flattered that you took the time to make these cards just for me. I know that everyone who sees them will be inspired by your creativity! I can’t wait to see what you create next.

Do you have creative kids at home?
They could be our next Mini Mint Chick!

I happen to know that many of you DO have super talented kids at home and I’d love to see what they’re creating!

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Give them some Minty supplies (either digital or pre-printed) and submit your kids creations by email (design@websitename.com) or in the gallery. It’s never to early to get them crafting.

Can’t wait to see what your little ones are crafting up!

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Artisan & StoryBook Creator Users – Exciting News!

Select Peppermint Creative kits can now be found at Panstoria.com pre-formatted for easy importing and seamless integration with your Artisan software. Of course you can import your Peppermint Creative kits into your software yourself. Artisan does allow users to import and use standard JPG and PNG files as sold here at Peppermint Creative but if you’re new to digital scrapbooking or just prefer the smooth integration head on over and check it out. Artisan+peppermint+creative

Happy Scrapping,

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Oh my goodness I’m so excited for what’s coming! It’s been in the works for a little while and now it’s FINALLY happening. Who is coming to Peppermint Creative with a pile of AMAZING products? Stay tuned. It’s going to be a big surprise!!

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Your August Chick Picks are here! You voted and here it is.
The best-selling outdoor collection is 40-50% off this month only.

Spending time at the cottage? Kids away at summer camp? Planning to pack up the sleeping bags for some good ‘ol fashion camping or planning a BBQ or two? Don’t miss this collection.This is your month! Featured products are 40% off all month long or take 50% off the 9-piece collection.

You’re getting the super popular Roughing It kit with a coordinating collection of leaves, strings and painted botanical mats, an additional alphabet set, plus the Grill Master Kit and an additional pack of Stressed Out Solids that coordinate with both kits. You get:

  • 30 Papers
  • 3 Alphabet Sets
  • 6 Painted Mats
  • 130+ Elements 

Offer ends Aug 30th.

BUY NOW

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Looking for a little Mint-spiration? I’ve pulled a few of my all-time favourite pages from the team using these kits. I have to be honest – this is one of my all-time favourite kits. The layouts the team created were just off the charts I could just look at them all day long. I only wish I had some camping pictures so I could join in the camping fun – alas, camping is my nightmare. But take a peek and pin your favorites. I hope they give you some ideas in creating pages of your own.

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I don’t know about you but I can’t go a summer without firing up the BBQ at least a few times. This kit is perfect for all your backyard and camp-out barbecue pictures and would work well for summer street festival pictures too. Here’s a little mint-spiration using Grill Master Kit:

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Feeling inspired? Don’t miss your chance to grab these great kits for a killer price. Only $15.38 for the whole collection bundle or 40% off individual packs. Offer ends August 31/14 (midnight EST).

Happy scrapping!

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Paper fan flower wreath DIY

Fan Flowers for Any Occasion
Tutorial By: Megan Whitney

My four-year old was begging me to update our spring wreath to a summer wreath, so I thought I’d print out some Minty papers and come up with a quick little adornment for our grapevine wreath. I went red white and blue for Independence Day, but now that it’s come and gone we needed a fresh summery update, so I thought I’d take pictures along the way. This is so quick and fun, and even kids can help out (or at least LOVE watching).

Supplies used:

This craft is really quick and easy and completely utilizes two sheets of paper (no wasted paper or ink!). I wanted 5 fan flowers, so I printed one sheet of paper with 2 designs, and one sheet of paper with 3 designs, and trimmed accordingly. Note that with this tutorial the width of your strip will become the diameter of your fan flower.

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Once your papers are printed and cut into strips, fold your papers back and forth like a fan. You can follow Miss Mint’s Fan Flower Tutorial and use your scoring blade, but if you don’t have one, you can just use your trimmer or a ruler to measure the fan folds and keep them even. Perfection is not required here. I prefer to start with the first fold being wrong sides together to make later attachments easier.

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Next fold the sides together so that it pinches in the middle. These things are VERY forgiving, so a little squishing and pinching can get it just how you like it, and if it’s not perfect, that’s ok too.  Look how cute the final product is! Once you’ve got it folded, tie the centre.

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Now, as a strict digital scrapbooker, I don’t have a huge array of fasteners, so my options for tools here were staples or scotch tape. Bend the ends around and attach them in whichever way is convenient. My tiny stapler gave out on me, and I was able to scrunch the papers around with my bigger one and some repinching on the folds refreshes the slightly squished fan flowers.

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Then arrange your fans how you want them and attach with copious amounts of hot glue. I attached the fans to my grapevine wreath with safety pins.

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And there you have it – quick and easy door decor that you can change and update all year round. Just change up your selection of printable digital papers papers used to create the flowers to suit any holiday or season. Add a few cobwebs and plastic spiders for Halloween or some holly and tinsel around Christmas. There are a million fun and creative ideas to dream up. Bookmark or pin this page to check back when you’re ready to get started.

Happy crafting!

xo Megan

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Our newsletter subscribers get special perks! Like exclusive sales and coupons and special gifts including this amazing add-on mini kit

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Did you miss it? Uh oh.

That means you are not currently on our newsletter list. YIKES! Subscribe now before you miss another amazing perk. Here at Peppermint Creative you’re not just another newsletter subscriber – you’re a Minty Insider and Minty Insiders are treated to special perks like member-only sales, coupons and exclusive free gifts. This cute kit was sent exclusively to everyone who was re-subscribed to our new list by Aug 1st 2014.

Sign up now and make sure you don’t miss another perk.

This cute kit just happens to coordinates with the current DigiScrap Parade pocket card kit I designed which you will get a download link to when you sign up for our newsletter before Aug 30th.

Then be sure to hop on over to our Facebook Fan Page to pick up the free coordinating alphabet set as well.

If you were previously on our newsletter list but have not shopped with us in over a year as of July 1, 2014 and did not re-subscribe than you were removed from our list and you must sign up again. If you are already on the list but did not receive an email please check your spam/junk folder.

Happy scrapping,

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