Birthday Suspension Card

May 15, 2008 at 11:07 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Projects, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Set- It's Your Birthday, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Suspension Card, Techniques | 1 Comment

Last week was my DH, Tom’s, birthday!  HB, honey!  I made him this neat “suspension card”.  When you open the card, the circle suspended in the window spins.






To create a suspension card like this, glue floss or fishing line in between the two circle pieces.  Use Sticky Strip!  Before glueing the rectangle focal point layers together, punch the circle window.  Then glue the top & bottom of the floss in between the layers in the center of the window.  Before closing the card & putting it in the envelope to brighten someone’s day, twist the circle pieces about four times.  This way, when the card is opened, it will be let loose and will spin back to the way it was originally.



After I took the above photos, I decided last minute to add polka dots to the present image using the white gel pen.  I’m not sure if I like the new look.  But Tom says it definitely looks better with the dots.   What do you think?



Stamp Sets: Eat Cake & It’s Your Birthday
Ink: Certainly Celery & Chocolate Chip Classic Pads
Paper:  Certainly Celery Prints Designer Paper, and Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue & Whisper White Card Stock
Accessories: Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen, 5/8″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4″ Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circle Punches




A Surprising Treat

May 12, 2008 at 9:31 pm | Posted in Accessories- Chipboard, Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Projects, Stamp Set- Dotted, Stamp Set- Enjoy Every Moment, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques | Leave a comment

I mentioned May’s stamp club projects in my last post (sorry it was so long ago).  We made Pull Treats!  They are so much fun!  They’re easy to make & boy, do they bring a smile to the holder’s face!

You basically make an open-ended pouch, then punch a hole through the top.  Thread a ribbon through the hole.  Place the candy bar inside the pouch and push it down slowly.  The ribbon will be pushed down with it.  I found the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.


 I love that chipboard star!  To trim the paper nice & close, first apply Tombo Multi Purpose Adhesive all over the top of the chipboard piece.  Then, lay it face down on the back (wrong) side of your Designer Series Paper.  Smooth the paper over the chipboard.  Then place on a cutting mat & trim the paper away with a hobby blade.





Pink Hershey Pull Treat

Stamps:  Enjoy Every Moment
Paper:  Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper, Pretty in Pink & Chocolate Chip Card Stocks
Ink:  Versa Mark
Accessories:  On Board Simon Upper (chipboard), 5/8″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4″ Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Silver Brad


Green M&M Pull Treat

Stamps:  Be Happy, Dotted background stamp
Paper:  Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White Card Stocks
Ink:  Tempting Turqoise & Green Galore Classic
Accessories:  1/4″ Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile (for 3/16″ punch at top)


Be sure to check out the Chipboard special so you can try out a project like this pink one with chipboard at 25% off!


More “Home Again” Samples

May 3, 2008 at 5:42 pm | Posted in Projects, Simply Scrappin' Kits, Stamp Set- Sincere Salutations, Stamp Set- Warm Words, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I just had my Scrapbook in an Afternoon class.  I had a great time!  (I think my participants did, too!)  Wow, did we have a speedy group today.  I had planned the class to take 3 hrs (we made 20 6×6 pages), but everyone was done in 1 1/2 hrs!  Everyone stayed around and watched while I taught one of my stamp club members who had missed last night’s meeting how to make Pull Treats.  (I’ll post those another day.)

While everyone was putting together their pages using the Home Again Simply Scrappin’ Kit, I used the left over pieces from my kit to make a few cards.  I used only the kit, the Warm Words stamp set, Sincere Salutations stamp set & a Chocolate Chip Classic ink pad.  Oh, and a little Linen Thread & Dimensionals.

I love those kits!  You really have to see them to appreciate what great quality & value they are.



More On Board Benefits for Hostesses!

May 2, 2008 at 8:13 am | Posted in Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

Just announced, there’s more to the “On Board with Chipboard” promotion:

During the “On Board with Chipboard” promotion, hostesses will be able to use their free hostess dollars to purchase chipboard products at 25 percent off with no additional purchase necessary.

Hooray for Hostesses! 

Click here to view a chart of the fabulous free merchandise & hostess stamp sets that you can earn when you host a workshop or a catalog party.  The chart is also found on page 18 of the Spring-Summer Collection, with the exclusive hostess-only stamp sets shown on the following pages (through page 26).

Three Great Specials for May!!

May 1, 2008 at 11:15 pm | Posted in Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

For Customers:

Spend $35 on Stampin’ Up! products and get 25 percent off any On Board items from the Spring-Summer Collection.  Click here to download the chipboard special flyer.

Item Number Description  25% off retail price
109181  On Board Blossoms & Basics  $11.21
109179  On Board Ginormous Pieces  $11.21
107925  On Board Bitty Book  $7.46
108495  On Board 5″ x 5″ Art Journal  $5.21
107065  On Board Art Journal (5-3/4″ x 8-3/4″) $7.13
107307  On Board Accents  $9.71
109182  On Board Lots of Letters  $9.71
109180  On Board Simon Upper  $9.71
107306  On Board Simon Lower  $9.71
109192  On Board Clipboard (13″ x 7-1/2″) $11.96
109190  On Board Clipboard (9″ x 9″) $5.96
109191  On Board Clipboard (4-1/2″ x 9″) $4.88
110713  On Board Book Basics Large  $5.96
110712  On Board Book Basics Small  $4.46

There is no limit to the number of discounted chipboard products customers may purchase once the qualifying order of $35 has been reached. 

This offer is being made in conjunction with a Cutting Mat/Hobby Blade combo pack special offer:

During the month of May, buy a Cutting Mat and get a Hobby Blade for FREE!  There is also no limit on this offer.


For New Demonstrators:

For the month of May, Join my team as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and get 20 percent off the Starter Kit, PLUS a free tin of Hodgepodge Hardware (a $27.95 value).  Click here to download the flyer.

Hodgepodge Hardware assortment choices include:

Item  Description
105532  Aged Copper
105531  Antique Brass
105515  Pewter

New recruits can also sign up through my official Demonstrator Website; you will still receive the free Hodgepodge Hardware kit and 20 percent off the Starter Kit. You’ll just have to enter the choice of your hardware under the accessories area.  You will need a password from me to do this.  Contact me for details.

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