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Those of you that know me are aware that I rarely use anything other than Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  However, I found an item at the Midwest Scrapbook Expo last weekend that I could not live without!  I have very little time to leave our booth, but I make time to visit the Creek Bank Creations booth each year.  Julie Creek has some amazing samples on display and this year Tom did a product demonstration of their new sanding sticks….he’s a hoot!  Here’s a picture of the sticks:


The top stick is called the Little Sis and the bottom stick is called the Big Bro—they sell for $5.99 and $6.99, respectively.  The sanding belt rotates for multiple uses and you can even buy replacement belts!


The Big Bro is perfect for large pieces of chipboard.  Simply adhere the patterned paper to the chipboard with a glue stick, wait a few minutes for it to dry, then sand away the edges.  The sanding stick cuts the edges precisely and seals them, too!

The Little Sis is great for those hard to reach spots.  I immediately thought of the On Board Trimmings when I saw these tools!  Here is an ornament I made using the Wintergreen Designer Series Paper and the On Board Trimings chipboard from the Holiday mini catalog:


Wouldn’t it be great to decorate your tree with a bunch of these beautiful ornaments?  The top is made up of 12, 1" x 6" strips of the Wintergreen Designer Series Paper.  We will be making one of the paper lanterns at the Crop-a-Dile rocks class on Sunday, September 23rd.  All of my classes are held at the stamp shack, 120 S. Buckeye St, Kokomo, IN.  There are still a limited number of seats available for this class, so drop me an email if you would like to attend. 

I also used the snow blossom punch, bashful blue taffeta ribbon, silver elastic cord, and square ice rhinestone brads on the ornament.  If you would like to order any of these items, feel free to email me at

And, if you are totally sold on the sanding sticks, visit and tell them the stamp doc sent you!

Happy Stampin’


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  1. Tandra Boyer | 15th Sep 07

    Well those are just th eCOOLEST! Might have to get some!! Love th eornament!!
    OK, most people are using 1×12″ strips for pumpkin/ornaments. How wide is th efinishe dornament using th e6″ strips?
    thaks!! And I LOVE your paper bow toot below!!

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