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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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.



July Totally-Hands-On Projects

July 24, 2007 at 10:43 pm | Posted in Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Canvas, Stamp Set- Pick A Petal, Stamp Set- Sincere Salutations, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Techniques- Glitter | 1 Comment

Here are the projects for my July workshops. 

Greeting Card

Totally CASED from AudreyAnn’s card

Stamp Sets:  Pick a Petal, Sincere Salutations, Canvas background

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Basic Brown

Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Natural Hemp Twine, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Stamping Sponge


6×6 Scrapbook Page

Handmade “patterned paper” CASED from stamping-KLM’s card

Stamp Set:  In the Spotlight (hostess level 2)

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive

Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Cardstock

Accessories:  Stamping Sponge, 1 1/4″ & 1 3/8″ Circle Punches, Dimensionals


Snack Size Candybar Wrapper

Stamp Sets: Paisley background, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Polka Dots & Paisley

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla Cardstock

Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Stamping Sponge, Dimensionals, Crimper, Sticky Strip


It’s My Party & I’ll Stamp If I Want To! Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack

March 27, 2007 at 11:18 am | Posted in Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Basket Full of Fun, Stamp Set- Canvas, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Set- Everyday Flexible Phrases, Stamp Set- It's Your Birthday, Stamp Set- Letterpress Alphabet, Stamp Set- Looks Like Spring, Stamp Set- Print Pattern, Stamp Set- Riveting, Stamp Set- Sincere Salutations, Stamp Set- Wild About You, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques | Comments Off on It’s My Party & I’ll Stamp If I Want To! Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack

So, I’ve been wanting to do a Stamp-A-Stack for a few months now.  A Stamp-A-Stack is similar to a Stamp Camp, where you come to my house to make cool projects.  At a Stamp-A-Stack, though, you make multiples of the same items so you build up your stash of handmade cards to give away.  I always need extra birthday cards myself. 

This Sunday is my birthday.  And I decided, for my birthday, I’m finally going to host that Stamp-A-Stack I’ve been planning.

These are the cards we’ll be making.  I think you’ll like them!

We’ll be making 3 each of the 4 cards (that’s 12 cards total) with matching envelopes for $20.  Those in my Stamp Club have a special price of $16. 

The event will be on Saturday, April 21st @ 2PM

You must sign up & pre-pay by Tuesday, April 10th!  That’s only 2 weeks from today!  Click here for my contact info.

We’ll have chocolate cake (I have to with us making that yummy chocolate cake card!), punch, chips & dip…  Expect a party!

The cards we’re making are designed so there is something for everyone on your card list- a pretty, feminine one, one for the kids, a nice masculine one, and a general birthday card (I know very few people who don’t like chocolate!). 

At each of the card stations there will be instruction posters with step-by-step photos.

Here are close-ups of each of the cards, and also their insides.


Feminine Birthday Card

Inside of Card (this card can be used for any occassion if you don’t stamp the birthday saying)


Inspired by this card


Kids Birthday Card

Inside of Card (this card could also be used for any occassion, if you skip stamping “happy birthday”)

Inspired by this card.


Masculine Birthday Card

Inside of Card:

Inspired by this card.


Chocolate Cake Card

Inside of Card:

Inspired by this card & this card.

I hope you’ll join us!

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