Strawberry Tag & Card

February 17, 2009 at 8:56 pm | Posted in Accessories- Markers, Accessories- Punches, Projects, Stamp Set- Tart & Tangy, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

My daughter had a birthday party to go to this afternoon. She picked out some cute Strawberry Shortcake gifts and a tote (It was really cheap, but super cute.  It reminds me of Stampin’ Up!’s Raspberry Tart DSP) to use as the gift bag.

I went with the gift’s theme and made a matching tag and 3×3 card. Very simple and fast.

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I ran some Pretty in Pink card stock through my printer to add the little girl’s name. Then I layered it onto Regal Rose card stock. I whipped out a couple of sweet strawberries from the Tart & Tangy stamp set using Regal Rose & Gable Green markers for both the tag & the card. Then I punched them out with the circle punches.

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I made a hole in the top of the tag with the Word Window Punch.  Then I covered the whole thing with a long strip of packing tape on both sides (I don’t have a laminator, and this actually worked really well!).  Then I punched a smaller hole through the top again with the Horizontal Slot Punch to allow the handle to go through the tag.

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I love using stamps to quickly personalize a store-bought gift!  Don’t you?

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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

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!

Teacher Stationery Box

December 31, 2008 at 11:33 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Projects, Stamp Set- Tart & Tangy, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

I’ll try to squeeze in a last post for 2008.  😉

This is what I gave my DD’s kindergarten teacher for Christmas.  I simplified the Stationery Box I’ve made before so there’s just a section for the notecards and a section for matching envelopes.

Stamp Set:  Tart & Tangy
Paper:  Summer Picnic DSP, Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White Card Stocks
Ink:  Real Red & Old Olive Markers
Accessories: 1/4″ & 5/8″ Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch,  Tag Punch, Sm Tag Punch

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Then I made this Bag-A-Lope to match!  She loved it.

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Autumn Vine Projects

December 1, 2008 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Projects, Stamp Set- Baroque Motifs, Stamp Set- Sincere Salutations, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Heat Embossing, Techniques | Leave a comment

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I enjoyed lots of family, food & fun over the week.

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Here are two projects I made recently using the beautiful Autumn Vine DSP from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  The Holiday Mini is good through Jan 18th, so there’s still plenty of time to get some of this paper.

The first project was an invite to a dinner.  I had to make a lot of them, so I kept it simple, but still elegant.  I also maximized my use of the the DSP by using (3) 2″x1″ strips on each card.  That gave the splash of color I wanted, but didn’t use much paper at all!

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The gold embossing is the “wow” on this project.  I received a lot of compliments on the invites.  Non-stampers especially are impressed with the embossing technique.  I used my favorite stamp set Baroque Motifs for the swirl and Sincere Salutations for the saying.

 

The other project is a CD sleeve.  I made a photo CD for my daugher’s teacher (with photos of their field trip to the pumpkin patch) but I didn’t have a sleeve to put it in.  So I made my own!  It was really easy!

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I’m on Stampers Showcase

November 12, 2008 at 10:03 am | Posted in Accessories- Punches, Projects, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques, Wheel- Sweet Stars | Leave a comment

Well, I’m not.  My card is.

Do you remember the card I shared with you yesterday?  It had been featured on the Stampers Showcase on the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator website.  Coincidently, one of my cards is featured there today!  Stampin’ Up! chooses 4-6 cards to be featured each day.  They receive these cards from contest submissions and swaps at Events.  This card is a swap I made for Convention.

Supplies

Stamp Sets: Pun Fun, Sweet Stars Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Uninked Jumbo Cartridge inked with VersaMark Refill
Paper: Real Red, Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke and Whisper White Card Stocks
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Star Punch, Silver Brad, 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch

I hadn’t planned on posting today.  I’m starting a pattern this week that I can’t possibly keep up.  Oh well.  🙂

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.

     

Tile Coasters

October 6, 2008 at 6:11 pm | Posted in Events, Project- Tile Coasters, Projects, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques | 1 Comment

Since I just posted the other projects that we’ll be making at my Great Gifts Stamp Camp on Saturday October 18th, I thought I’d put up some photos of the other class: tile coasters.  I’ve posted these photos on here before, so you may recognize them.

 

At the class, you’ll make a set of four coasters.  I’ll have my favorite stamps for coasters out for you to choose from.

I’m really excited about this year’s Great Gift Stamp Camp!  I’ll be holding three classes throughout the afternoon.  You can attend one, two, or all three!  If you decide to register for all three, you’ll get $5 off.

Great Gifts Stamp Camp – Saturday, October 18th  12pm – 6pm

(for beginner & advanced stampers/scrappers)

 

12PM Ornament Class – $10

2PM Coasters Class – $20

4PM Candles Class – $20

Attend all three classes for just $45! ($5 savings)  Current stamp club members can attend all three for just $40!

 
RSVP & Pre-Pay by Tues Oct 14th  (remember, space is limited for all classes!)

Stamped Candles

October 6, 2008 at 5:53 pm | Posted in Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Baroque Motifs, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques | 1 Comment

As soon as I was done deciding which ornaments to make for the Ornaments Class, I began to design the candles for the Stamped Candles Class.  We’ll be making two candles at the class. 

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This one is made with the Baroque Motifs stamp set and class attendees will make the coordinating belly band to go around the candle. 

 

The second is made with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  I tried so hard to get a picture of the way the image sparkles on the candle, but I just couldn’t do it justice.  You’ll just have to trust me.  Its very pretty.

     

 

Great Gifts Stamp Camp – Saturday, October 18th  12pm – 6pm

(for beginner & advanced stampers/scrappers)

 

12PM Ornament Class – $10

2PM Coasters Class – $20

4PM Candles Class – $20

Attend all three classes for just $45! ($5 savings)  Current stamp club members can attend all three for just $40!

 
RSVP & Pre-Pay by Tues Oct 14th  (remember, space is limited for all classes!)

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