LOVE that $10 Card Class!

January 31, 2009 at 2:03 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Accessories- Punches, Events, Stamp Set- Heartfelt Thanks, Stamp Set- Love You Much, Stamp Set- Warm Words, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Heat Embossing, Technique- Watercoloring | Leave a comment

I have three lovely cards to show you!  I went with a heart theme, but none of the cards is exclusively for Valentine’s.

These are the cards we’ll be making at my $10 Card Class this Friday evening (2/6, 7PM, my house).  If you’d like to join us, just let me know by this Weds (2/4).  You’ll also take home matching envelopes.

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 Lots-of-Hearts Flower Card

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Stamps: Warm Words
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Stamping Sponge, Dimensionals

     

Love Birds Gate-Fold Card

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Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze
Paper: Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Word Window Punch, AquaPainter, Silver Brad, Dimensionals

  

Heartfelt Standing Card

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Stamps: Love You Much, Heartfelt Thanks
Ink: Basic Black Craft, Riding Hood Red Classic
Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Clear Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Whisper White 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, AquaPainter, Uni-ball White Gel Pen

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Galt Club Projects

January 27, 2009 at 5:57 pm | Posted in Accessories- Chipboard, Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Accessories- Punches, New Products, Scrapbooking, Specials, Stamp Set- Love You Much, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Pastels, Techniques- Glitter | 1 Comment

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The ladies in my Galt Stamp Club asked for Valentines projects this month!  I was happy to comply, and of course reached for my Love You Much Bundle as the base for each of the projects.  (The bundle is 20% off only through Jan 31st- time is running out!)

I’m so excited about what I came up with!  We had a great time Friday night stamping.

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This is the card we made.  Have I told you how much I love those two birds?  They are just so sweet!

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The glitter window along the bottom of the card is just adorable!  When it is closed, you can see the Candy Lane Designer paper showing through from the inside of the card.  Below, you can see the Dazzling Diamonds really shine!

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I made the glitter window by first placing the Close to Cocoa card stock (punched with the Scallop Edge Punch) over the base of the Riding Hood Red card and securing with Dotto, a good temporary adhesive.  Then I punched out the hearts using the new Heart to Heart Punch.  I removed the Cocoa piece and stuck packing tape across the back where it couldn’t be seen.  The sticky part of the tape is seen through the hearts in the front.  Then I poured Dazzing Diamonds Glitter all over the piece and brushed off all the excess glitter.  Finally, I added adhesive to the pack of the Cocoa card stock, lined it up with the hearts on the card base, and glued it down.

Here is what the card looks like open:

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I colored the Chipboard Square with Close to Cocoa Craft Ink and a Sponge Dauber.  Once it was dry, I used a 2-Way Glue Pen to add some glitter to the frame.  It needed some glitz, too!  The birds are softly colored in with Pastels.

 

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I designed this 6×6 scrapbook page to be fast and easy to assemble since the other two projects are a little time-consuming.  But I love the way it looks!  The photo I chose wasn’t a good quality one.  It was taken in low lighting and was pretty grainy.  So I decided to go with a vintage look.  I changed the overall photo to B&W first, then tinted it with a Chocolate Chip color.  After I printed it, I used a Stampin’ Sponge and Chocolate Chip ink to color the edges, creating a feathered vignette-look.

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I covered the stamped flower with a punched out one from the Trio Flower Punch and secured with a Silver Brad.  I also used  a VersaMarker to darken the inside of the letters.  I did the same thing with the heart on the accent:

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I got the idea for this sweet box from Stampin’ Up!’s website for demonstrators. 

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This part was made by stamping the same image three times using Chocolate Chip ink: once on each Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, and Riding Hood Red card stocks.  I punched out the largest part with the Scallop Circle Punch, the middle with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, and cut out the heart with my Paper Snips.  Then I colored in the dots with the Uni-ball White Gell Pen.

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The hearts on the base of the box were made using both the Heart to Heart punch, and a Stampin’ Wheel!  First, I punched the hearts out of a piece of plain paper.  Then I used Dotto again to temporarily stick the template I made to the box (do this before you assemble the box!).  I sponged on ink with Close to Cocoa.  Then I inked up my Doodle Jumbo Wheel with Chocolate Chip and wheeled over the punched out template.  Ta-Da!  A super-cute design on my hearts!

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Some Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon and a stamped saying finishes the project!

Spring-Summer Catalog Stampin’ Supplies

January 20, 2009 at 4:17 pm | Posted in Stampin' Up! | 1 Comment

I am so excited that the new catalog is officially LIVE!  We can now order new stamps and accessories to our heart’s content.  Getting some of those new papers are at the top of my list.  🙂

One thing you may notice as you are flipping through the catalog is that Stampin’ Up! chose not to include the Stampin’ Supplies list in the back.  This is the really cool list that tells you all the products they used for every single project pictured in the catalog.   It comes in handy when you want to copy a project, or just to get ideas.

They kept the list out of the new catalog in order to give more pages to showing actual product.  Instead, they created a separate PDF including all the stampin’ supplies, plus a small photo of each project next to the list of ingredients.  That will make it easier to see exactly which project you are looking for.

Click here to download the Spring-Summer ’09 Stampin’ Supply List.

Truffle Boxes

January 16, 2009 at 11:44 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Accessories- Markers, Accessories- Punches, Events, New Products, Projects, Specials, Stampin' Up! | 3 Comments

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I’ve said it before.  I love boxes!  These super cute little things hold four handmade truffles.  Yum!

I’m giving them away as raffle prizes tomorrow at my Mystery Hostess New
Catalog party.  (If I can talk myself into letting them go.  lol)

The basic box is very easy to make.  For the bottom, start with a 5 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ piece of card stock.  Score at 1 1/2″ on all sides with the Paper Cutter, using the Scoring Blade.  Cut up to intersecting lines to form tabs.  Fold up and secure with Sticky Strip.

To make the lid, start with a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of cardstock and do the same thing, except score all sides at 3/4″.  Then cut tabs, fold up and glue.

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For the valentine box, I used the Love You Much Bundle.  The focal point is made using the Scallop Edge Punch & the Scallop Circle Punch.  I cut a hole in the lid with the Coluzzle before folding up and gluing.  Then I secured a transparency sheet inside the lid with Sticky Strip.  I love being able to see the sweet treats inside!

 

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My second box is actually a sneak peek item.  🙂  It features “Yummy”, a Sale-A-Bration set for this year!  It will be available to get for FREE from Feb 1st through Mar 31st this year.  (More about that later.)  I love this set!  It is perfect for people like me who like making homemade goodies and packaging them pretty!

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With this box, I wanted even more of the truffles to show through, so I made a completely transparent box lid.  I cut a transparency sheet down to 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, then scored 3/4″ on all sides.  This makes the lid smaller than the box so it fits inside of it, rather than over it.  I didn’t want the clear box lid on the outside for two reasons.  One, I don’t yet know about a really good, truely invisible adhesive.  So I used Mini Glue Dots to glue the tabs down.  They work great, but they are too noticeable for me.  Two, I didn’t want the box lid to interfere with my design of the box sides:

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 I used my Stampin’ Markers a lot for the sides.  (I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig a lot too, because I know I wouldn’t get these all straight otherwise!)  The pretty swirly scrolls on the box sides are part of a large stamp that says “A little Something for you”.  So I simply inked up the portion I wanted with a Basic Black marker and stamped onto my project.  Then I inked just “Yummy” from the “a little Yummy for your tummy” stamp with a Real Red marker and- Voila!  I love the way it turned out!

I really hope the people that win these boxes tomorrow like them!

Thank You Cards (from the Love You Much Bundle)

January 13, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Posted in Accessories- Chipboard, Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Accessories- Punches, Events, New Products, Projects, Stamp Set- Love You Much, Stampin' Up! | 1 Comment

These are the cards we’ll be making at my Mystery Hostess New Catalog party this Saturday.  Aren’t they cute?

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I’ve been loving my new products from the Love You Much bundle!  I’ve made only valentines with it so far, so I was itching to make some cute cards for other occassions, too.  My DH isn’t so sure about these.  He thinks they look nice, but he is under the opinion that if it has a heart on it, it has to be a valentine.  But he isn’t a girl.  lol

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This first one uses Pacific Point card stock (an In Color).  I love the way it looks with the Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip!  But then, brown is my favorite color.  The sayings on both cards are from the stamp set Thank You Kindly.

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This one is made with Kiwi Kiss (another In Color) and a chip board scalloped square from the On Board Essentials assortment.  We’ll be coloring the chipboard with Craft Ink and will also “paper piece” those adorable birds.

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Be sure to call or email me tomorrow if you know you’re coming on Saturday for your extra raffle ticket.  Otherwise, just pop on by if you’re able to make it!

Mystery Hostess New Catalog Party

January 9, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Posted in Events, New Products, Stampin' Up! | 2 Comments

Mark your calendar for Jan 17th! 

This will be your first chance to get your hands on the brand new Stampin’ Up! Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog!  New stamps, paper, punches, and more!

So be at my house by 2pm (there will be an on-time drawing!).  I’ll have the annual catalog scavenger hunt and lots of goodies will be raffled!   Lucky winners will get the Hostess Benefits from the sales at the event!  Get an extra ticket by RSVPing by Weds Jan 14th, and get more tickets for each friend you bring to the party!

We’ll be using new stamps at the project table.

And, I’m making cream puffs.  😉

Candy Lane Valentine Class!

January 8, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Accessories- Punches, Events, Specials, Stampin' Up! | 2 Comments

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Cards & Candy – what better images of Valentines Day!  My class incorporates both.

When I think of Valentines, I remember the ones we made as kids.  My mom would help us make little chocolate hearts using a plastic candy mold.  Then we would “glue” the candy onto homemade construction paper valentines with a sugar paste.  I loved making these and giving them out!

I used the same idea on these cute 3×3 Valentines I designed for my class.  Each one incorporates a favorite candy into the design.  But they can each be very easily converted to a flat 3×3 card, if you don’t want to add the candy.  

At my class, you’ll make 10 valentines to take home (2 each of 5 designs), plus a super cute decorated tin to hold them in!  Candy included!  😉  The class features the Love You Much Bundle that is on special now.  I am luvin’ this stuff!!

I apologize for the bad lighting in my photos.  I have a hard time with that sometimes!  The set is much cuter IRL.

Reese’s Cup Card

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Lollipop Flower Card

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York Patty Card

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Hersey Bar Holder

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Ghiradelli Chocolate Holder (this one is probably my favorite!  you open the flap to see the candy inside)

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Lots of Hearts Tin (use this cute container to collect or deliver Valentines, or to hold other goodies!)

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 Class Details:

Saturday, Jan 24th 2-4pm
my house
Cost:  $20 ($18 for stamp club members)
Bring your own adhesive, please!

RSVP by Weds Jan 21st

Inventory Blowout Sale!!

January 5, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

 

Stampin’ Up! just announced that from now through Jan 18th, we are selling a selection of retired, retiring, and current products up to 50% off!  Items and special pricing are on a limited supply.

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Click here to shop the Inventory Blowout online!

Click here to download a printable list of sale items.

Click here for a printable sheet showing items not in the Fall-Winter Catalog.

Retiring Accessories List

January 5, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Posted in Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

Here’s the list of accessories that will no longer be sold after Jan 18th.  Some items are already sold out.  Please contact me for current availabitity.

Item #  Product Description  Availability 
111377  ACCENTS & ELEMENTS ROOF GARDEN   
112012  ACCENTS & ELEMENTS SEASON TO SHARE   
112088  ACCENTS & ELEMENTS TRUE ELEGANCE   
102782 ALBUM LEATHER BLACK 12X12 Not Available 
104188 ALBUM LEATHER BLACK 6X6   
105384  ALBUM LINEN POST MELLOW MOSS 6X6*   
104516  ALBUM LINEN POST NAVY 6X6   
105381  ALBUM LINEN POST REAL RED 6X6*   
103977  BUTTONS BOLD BRIGHTS*   
103978  BUTTONS EARTH ELEMENTS   
103981  BUTTONS EARTH ELEMENTS & NEUTRALS   
105446 BUTTONS RICH REGALS   
105445  BUTTONS SOFT SUBTLES   
103604  DAYS-TO-REMEMBER CALENDAR 12X12   
102174  DAYS-TO-REMEMBER CALENDAR 8 1/2X11   
112465  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER BANBURY   
112462  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GEORGIA PEACH   
112463  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GHOSTLY GREETINGS   
112040  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER GREEN TEA   
112470 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HAIKU   
112460  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HAWAII PAPAYA   
112469  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER HOLIDAY TREASURES   
112458  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER JUNIOR VARSITY   
112459  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER MAINE BLUEBERRY   
112466  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER MUIRFIELD   
112149  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PARISIAN SUMMER   
112467  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PRESTWICK   
111355  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SUMMER PICNIC   
112039  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER WINDSOR KNOT   
112963  ELEMENTOS PARA TARJETAS DIAS FESTIVOS HECHOS A MANO SIMPLY SENT   
106523  ENVELOPE TEMPLATE FIVE-IN-ONE CARD COVER   
104104  ENVELOPE TEMPLATE MINI   
107298  ENVELOPES CONFETTI WHITE MEDIUM   
110695  ENVELOPES OPEN END KRAFT SMALL   
109115  ENVELOPES OPEN END VERY VANILLA SMALL   
103372  METAL EDGE TAGS ALUMINUM WHITE SQUARE   
107925  ON BOARD BITTY BOOK*   
109190  ON BOARD CLIPBOARD 9X9*   
109180  ON BOARD SIMON UPPER   
112086  ON BOARD SOMETHING SEASONAL   
107923  PAGE PROTECTORS RING 3.25 X 3.25   
104942  PUNCH 1/4 INCH CIRCLE   
104943  PUNCH 1/4 INCH SQUARE   
107273  PUNCH 3/4 INCH SQUARE   
104389  PUNCH DOUBLE CIRCLE*   
100391 PUNCH HANDHELD 1/8 INCH CIRCLE Not Available 
104830  RIBBON GINGHAM CARAMEL   
104829  RIBBON GINGHAM LIGHT BLUE   
104828  RIBBON GINGHAM LIGHT PINK   
104831  RIBBON GINGHAM MOSS   
109037 RIBBON GROSGRAIN MORE MUSTARD 1/4 INCH   
110282  RUB ON ANCHORED   
111806  RUB ON CHILLS & THRILLS   
111805  RUB ON SCHOOL DAYS   
111417  RUB ON WORD FLURRIES   
110283  RUB ONS TAKE NOTE   
112193  SIMPLY SCRAPPIN I WISH   
112186  SIMPLY SCRAPPIN PINA COLADA   
112068  SIMPLY SCRAPPIN SUMMER HOME   
112043  SIMPLY SCRAPPIN U R SWEET   
112061  SIMPLY SCRAPPIN WINTER RETREAT   
112016  SIMPLY SENT CARD ELEMENTS HANDMADE HOLIDAY   
109868  SIMPLY SENT CARD KIT LIFELONG NOTES   
103647  STAMPIN STORE MINI   
105813  WRITE ME A MEMORY FONT CD VOL II   

*This item is discounted and included on the Inventory Blowout.

Love You Much Bundle

January 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Posted in New Products, Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

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I LOVE! this new bundle Stampin’ Up! has come up with for Valentine’s Day!  It includes coordinating stamps, designer paper and a large punch– all sneak peek items from the coming Spring-Summer catalog!  When you order it in the bundle, you get these items 20% OFF!  And you don’t have to wait until the new catalog comes out- you can have it now! 

I love each of the items individually and know that I will get so much use out of them.  But used together, I’ll be able to whip out super-cute projects so easily!  

Love You Much Bundle available now through Jan 31st.

 Click here to download the printable flyer.

Click here to view the bundle on the online store.  (If you have problems ordering it online, contact me.)

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