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!


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!

Country Living Holiday Collection Stamping Kit

November 5, 2008 at 11:17 am | Posted in Accessories- Chipboard, Accessories- Designer Series Papers, New Products, Projects, Specials, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Home Decor | Leave a comment

That’s a mouthful.  But check out this cool kit!

Invite the warmth and coziness of the holidays into your home with Stampin’ Up!’s® Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin’ Kit. This kit has everything you need to create beautiful handcrafted ornaments.

The kit includes:

• Holiday Collection six-piece stamp set
• Die-cut chipboard/Designer Series paper
• Whisper White card stock
• Ribbon and cord
• Pretties Kit brads
• Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter®
• Classic and Craft Stampin’ Spots®
• Adhesives

Click here to download a flyer detailing the kit contents.

Click here to order online!  (Be sure to select me as your demonstrator to receive the $49.95 price.)

Here are additional projects you can make using only products from the kit!  I will email the instructions for these projects to anyone who orders the kit.


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!


Christmas Ornament

December 6, 2007 at 5:18 pm | Posted in Accessories- Chipboard, Projects, Stamp Set- Baroque Motifs, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Heat Embossing, Technique- Home Decor, Techniques | 2 Comments

Merry Christmas!!

I love this time of year.  I especially love the decorations. 

My husband, Tom, participated in an Ornament Exchange today at work.  So, I had the opportunity to make one!  Lucky me!  It was so fun to make & I think it turned out beautifully.  Now I want one for myself.  🙂 

I used Stampin’ Up!’s chipboard and last year’s (retired) designer Christmas papers.  I also used the Baroque Motifs stamp set & gold heat embossing.


Then I made a simple box with a belly band to give it in.  From what my husband said, the recipient may have been more impressed with the box than the ornament!  🙂


November 07 Paper Party Promotion

November 1, 2007 at 10:05 am | Posted in Accessories- Chipboard, Projects, Specials, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Altered Clipboard, Technique- Home Decor | Leave a comment

Stock up for all your upcoming projects with Stampin’ Up!®’s exclusive double-sided Designer Series paper.  We’ve got so many pretty patterned papers to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect patterns to help you show off your unique crafting style. And the best part is, you’ll get a FREE pack of Designer Series paper ($9.95 value) for every three packs you buy—no limits, no restrictions!

See pages 170–173 of our Fall-Winter Collection 2007 or our Holiday Mini Collection to see all our Designer Series paper. Or click here to download a pdf with swatches all 35 paper packs- that’s 420 patterns!


Click here to download instructions for all five of these projects!

Contact me today to place your orders!


October 13, 2007 at 10:13 pm | Posted in Accessories- Chipboard, Events, Projects, Stampin' Up!, Techniques | 2 Comments

 Here’s some pictures of the thanksgiving garland I made.  I love it!  It took a few hours to make.  I definitely think it was worth it.

Its from page 19 of the Holiday Mini Collection.  It uses On Board Garland Greetings & the delicious Apple Cider designer series papers.

 I’m holding a class where you can make this beautiful fall garland.  While you do, you’ll be learning how to embellish chipboard by covering it with designer papers & by coloring it with any of Stampin’ Up!’s 48 exclusive colors!  You can use these techniques to add chipboard to all of your paper crafts!

My class is on Thursday, October 25th at 6:30pm.  The cost is $35 ($32 for current club members).   RSVP by this Monday, Oct 13th!

The class includes all the supplies needed to complete this project.  PLUS, you’ll take home the remainder of your On Board Garland Greetings package, which will include enough pieces to make a fabulous Christmas garland with the words “Joy” & “Noel”, and lots of other chipboard leaves, snowflakes & stars, too.  Use these accents to embellish your cards, scrapbook pages & gift packaging!  Or, use them to create additional coordinating decorations to display in your home.  So many options!

For those who are a little sensitive, you may want to skip this next photo.  lol


Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.  🙂  I didn’t even notice it when I was snapping away taking pictures.  Then I was looking at them on the computer and it cracked me up.  Maybe I should be more observant while photographing.

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