They’re Here!

November 15, 2006 at 9:10 am | Posted in New Products | Comments Off on They’re Here!

We can now order these awesome kits!

There was one thing I said in the previous post that I was misinformed about.  Stampin’ Up! did post 3 additional samples per kit that you can make using the set & supplies in the kit, however, they are not on the customer website.  They are only on the demonstrator side.  So, when you order a kit(s), I will print you the three additional instruction sheets for the kit(s) you ordered.  I will also put together a binder with flyers (including the new samples) for each of the kits that I will bring to my workshops for you to see.


Yum! & cute

November 14, 2006 at 9:01 am | Posted in Stamp Set- Fall Whimsy | Comments Off on Yum! & cute

Friday night, Esther (my 3 year old) and I made sugar cookies.  While Esther was cutting them out with cookie cutters, I decided to try to stamp on them.  I’ve thought of doing this before, but hadn’t yet.  I’ve heard talk that Country Living magazine has an article about stamping cookies in their December issue.

After placing them on the cookie sheet, I just pressed the impression of the clean stamp firmly into the cookies.  I used the Fall Whimsy set I just got.

They’re not perfect.  But, hey, it was my first time and I was working with a 3-year-old.  I didn’t want to kill the fun by being a perfectionist.


Simply Sent Kits

November 11, 2006 at 10:09 am | Posted in New Products | Comments Off on Simply Sent Kits


No matter how much we love stamping, it is often hard to find the time to do it.  I think the step that takes up the most time is designing the card, and sometimes making sure I have all the supplies I need to create it.  That is one reason I think Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Sent Card Kits are a great idea.  The kit comes with a die-cut stamp set (no trimming required!) and ALL the materials needed to create 10 cards.  There is a step-by-step instruction sheet included for 2 wonderful cards (with accessories!) and the supplies to make 5 of each design.  The cardstock is even pre-cut!  Of course, after you’ve made the cards, you’ll still have the stamp set, inks and gift box.  And, Stampin’ Up! is going to post 3 additional cards that you could make for each kit on their website.  I’ll link to that once it’s up.

Get them for yourself- but they also make perfect gifts!  The new stamper will have everything she (or he!) needs to have the confidence to make some really nice cards.  And your stamping friends will appreciate the luxury of being able to sit down to a stamping session with everything ready for them!  The kits are ready to give in an attractive box.

Click here to view the kits and see exactly what’s in them.  The links for the kits are on the left side of the page.  The first two kits are Limited Edition; they will only be available through the end of February.  The rest will be available until the end of June.  These kits will be featured in the Winter Mini catalog.  The remainder of the catalog isn’t available for purchase until December, but these kits have a pre-sale starting Nov. 15th!

Swing Card

November 9, 2006 at 1:02 pm | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Petal Prints, Stamp Set- Print Pattern, Stamp Sets, Technique- swing card, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Techniques | Comments Off on Swing Card

Another project I did for the first time last month was a Swing (or Flip Flop) card.  It is a fun card!  When gently pulled open, the focal point swings around and you see the back of it.  You use this area to write your message.  Because of the way it opens, the card is definitely best seen in person.  I took multiple photos to try to show the movement:


Here are Beate Johns’ fabulous intructions for the spinner card!  Be sure to download the template that she created at the top of the page.  It has all the measurements and is actual size when you print it up.  When you create this, you’ll find it is really nice to have our paper cutter.

Splitcoast swing card gallery

I love Petal Prints!  I need to use it more.  For the focal point, I colored directly on the stamp with our Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  Then I stamped the outline (2-step) image over it with Elegant Eggplant.  Click here for Beate’s tutorial on this technique.

Nugget Boxes!

November 8, 2006 at 2:56 pm | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Acorn Wheel, Stamp Set- Classic Alphabet, Stamp Set- Print Pattern, Technique- Nugget Slider Box | Comments Off on Nugget Boxes!

Finally recovered from Halloween…   Now I want to catch you up on some of the projects I quickly learned, made and gifted last month.

First, are the nugget slider boxes!

This is one I made for Tabor, my adopted nephew in-law :).  Right.  Anyway, last month, Tabor graduated from the Correctional Officer Academy and we’re all very proud of him.  This was my first nugget box.  Not a great picture, the colors look much better together in person.  Making the box was really easy, thanks to the generous gals on splitcoast.  I’ll link what they shared in a minute.

Then, I made these cute little ones for my Stampers 6 club.

Now, you all need the instructions, right?  Here you are!  Lori Craig did a great job on that tutorial.

Then, Chris (cdjkssss) went above and beyond and created templates for every imaginable combination of nugget box sizes that will fit on 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (and even some 12×12 ones), then shared them with everyone!  She is SO cool!!  Go to this thread and check them out!  She posted them a couple at a time throughout the thread.  So now we can all sit down and make these without any of the real work.  Hooray!  Thank you, Chris!

Splitcoast’s Nugget Box Gallery

If any of you make one, email me a picture!

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