Sep 01 2012

Scentsational Seasons FREE TUTORIAL and Blog Candy!

LAST DAY and LAST CHANCE for Early Bird Price!

Woohoo!!!  It's FINALLY my turn to share my FREE TUTORIAL and to offer BLOG CANDY here on my blog!  What is it?  Leave a comment on my blog today and get entered into a drawing for a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition 2012.  Already signed up?  No problem…we'll apply it towards the Occasions 2013 Edition.  But…don't delay…today is the LAST DAY and your LAST CHANCE to take advantage of the Early Bird Price of $24.95 US…a savings of $5 off the regular $29.95 US price!  And…for over 30 step-by-step photo tutorials, that is less than $1 each!  Our website stays up a year after the session is over, so you can refer back to them 24/7!  Only subscribers see our projects…no previews are posted to the public.  Sign up today!


So, my FREE TUTORIAL project uses Scentsational Seasons.  When I saw it, I thought it would be a great set to use for a Christmas Activity project.  I love the idea of doing an activity during the countdown to Christmas…although this doesn't have to be every day…just something when you have a little time to pull out and do.  Or…be organized and preschedule them!  Anyway…here's my project!



I hope you can see how REALLY, REALLY cute this project is.  And…not hard to make!  I kept the steps pretty simple.  With my FREE TUTORIAL, I've provided a print out of 14 popular activities…and there are a couple extra blank ones to write your own activities.  I've used the Window Frame Collection Framelits for both the activity cards AND the lid on the box.  The lid tucks behind the smaller medallion and Vintage Brad on the front to hold it closed.  And…here is the back…it shows you a closeup of what the tags look like, too!



Fun, fun, fun!!!  So…how about a recap of what you need to do?


  1. Leave a fun comment on my blog today to be entered into the drawing for BLOG CANDY…a free subscription to Create with Connie and Mary (winners announced on Sunday, Sept 2!)
  2. Stop over on Create with Connie and Mary to get my FREE TUTORIAL and activity downloads for this cute Christmas Activity project!
  3. Sign up for Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition 2012 if you haven't already…you will want 30 more Holiday Mini tutorials that will NOT be shown anywhere else…nope…not even previews!  A little Halloween, a little fall and lots of Christmas!  They are exclusive to Create subscribers!
  4. And…LIKE US on never know when we'll give out prizes over there, too!  We have a FREE subscription when we hit 100 Likes, another at 200…and so on!


It's been a GREAT week of FREE TUTORIALS, Blog Candy and introductions to our Creative Team!  We hope you've enjoyed it and have a good sense of what our Create subscription service is all about!  And…tomorrow kicks off the HOLIDAY EDITION 2012!!!

137 People have left comments on this post

Sep 1, 2012 - 11:09:26
Alicia said:

So to download!  Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

Sep 1, 2012 - 11:09:01
Brenda H. said:

What a fun tutorial … thanks for sharing!

Sep 1, 2012 - 11:09:22
Joanne R said:

Very cute project.  Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Sep 1, 2012 - 11:09:38
faith said:

What a wonderful idea! And you've made it look so adorable, too.  Thank you!

Sep 2, 2012 - 01:09:33
Linda L said:

Oh! I just love projects like this.  So much fun to make…so much fun to share!  Thank you for the tutorial and the change to win the subscription. 

Sep 2, 2012 - 01:09:51
Patty Murphy said:

You always have really cute ideas. thanks for the ideas….

Sep 2, 2012 - 01:09:07
Carol Carriveau said:

What a darling colorful and fun!   Could be a fun gift as well for our families.  Thank you for the free tutorial and a chance to win blog candy!

Sep 2, 2012 - 01:09:06

Thank you for sharing this fabulous project, Connie!  I'm looking forward to making this – and convincing my teenagers that they're not too old for such fun! 🙂  Thanks also for the chance to win a subscription to the Create with Connie & Mary Holiday Edition!

Sep 2, 2012 - 02:09:10
Rene from OZ xo said:

Thanks for the tutorial it is great.
Rene from Oz  xo 

Sep 2, 2012 - 03:09:18
Vicki said:

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. They look fab. 

Sep 2, 2012 - 04:09:17
Candy W said:

cute project!  Thanks for the awesome preview and I'd love to win a subscription.  I sign up every time and I've never been disappointed.

Sep 2, 2012 - 05:09:54
JoAnn T said:

I just love this project.  I cannot wait to make it for my two granddaughters!  Thank you for sharing.

Sep 2, 2012 - 06:09:39
Diane said:

Amazing talent!  I LOVE your Christmas Activity Box!  Keeping up with your activity has kept me going as I have had my stamping supplies packed up all summer in a tiny temporary apartment as we wait to get into our new home.  Next week we move!  Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Sep 2, 2012 - 07:09:11
Joan said:

I just love your blog!

Sep 2, 2012 - 08:09:38
Denise said:

What fabulous activities you've included and it's SUCH a great idea!  All the things were things to make you stop and remember to stop the craziness of the season and enjoy the day together or to help someone else out.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea and thank you SO much for sharing your tutorial and more importantly the idea.  How fortunate your children were.

Sep 2, 2012 - 08:09:27
Brenda Hugar said:

This is a fabulous idea and so cute.  Can't wait to CASE it!  Thanks so much for the inspiration and a chance to win the subscription.  Have a great day!

Sep 2, 2012 - 09:09:03
Janine said:

Very cute! Thanks ! Love the idea !

Sep 2, 2012 - 10:09:17
Faith Gaspar said:

What great FUN!!! and a Chance to WIN!!!! Thank You!!!!

Sep 2, 2012 - 10:09:13
Ann said:

Awesome project, thanks so much for sharing!

Sep 2, 2012 - 11:09:35
JoAnn Porter said:

What a great idea and way to be organized and ready for the Holidays. You are always so clever. This is very cute and a great way to get started getting ready for the holidays.

Sep 2, 2012 - 11:09:41
Darlene said:

Such fantastid ideas … you always amaze me with what can be done. Did the last 5 weeks, maybe next time it can make the budget list … will miss this time

Sep 2, 2012 - 12:09:53
KC Patton said:

Adorable! Would make cute Xmas tags too!

Sep 2, 2012 - 12:09:36
Vicki Ott said:

I always look forward to your emails. You have some cute ideas that are easy and eye catching. I love your originality and you really help to inspire me to go that one step further to make a Good project to an Exceptional project.. Keep them coming!!

Sep 2, 2012 - 01:09:56
Cathryn said:

I LOVE this idea!  So cute!  I'm going to try this with my kids!!!  Thanks so much for sharing!

Sep 2, 2012 - 03:09:52
tree from Minnesnowta said:

Super Cute…thank u for sharing!!!! U always have great ideas.

Sep 2, 2012 - 04:09:03
Charlotte Cook said:

i ALSO LOVE THE COUNTDOWN IDEA!  (oops, sorry for the caps but I am really excited about the tutorial enough to yell)  Thank you for being so generous to make this free! All fingers crossed hoping to win.

Sep 2, 2012 - 05:09:05

this is sooooo cute, cant wait to try it with my own set of these stamps.  TFS

Sep 2, 2012 - 08:09:26
Tricia D said:

I love all your creative ideas! Thanks for giving away this great prize!

Sep 2, 2012 - 09:09:40
Cindy hall said:

Love the christmas ideas. The colors are so Christmas. Keep the ideas

Sep 2, 2012 - 11:09:37
Kathy Bohannon said:

Love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sep 3, 2012 - 11:09:30
Dagmar Burrer said:

Such a great box. I will make one right away. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win. 

Sep 3, 2012 - 01:09:41

Always love your projects!  You are so creative – thanks for sharing the tutorial for free!  (P.S.  I hope I win!!)

Sep 3, 2012 - 06:09:18

This is great!  Will be awhile before my grandbaby can use it, but will have to keep this in mind for sometime down the road.  Thanks!

Sep 4, 2012 - 07:09:28
Jackie said:

Just love this idea, trying to think of little kids I could make this for.

Sep 4, 2012 - 09:09:33

I was looking for something simple I could do with my preschoolers and your activity box is just the right thing. Thanks for sharing!  🙂

Sep 4, 2012 - 09:09:31
Peggy said:

What a fun project to make…..I had an eye injury and I had two surgeries on it.
Just beginning to see out of that eye. Can't drive but  now would be a great time to put this project together. I love it!!

Sep 28, 2012 - 05:09:02
Christina Spence said:

These are so cute, thanks for sharing!