DATES TO REMEMBER

  • June 1: FIRST DAY of 2017-18 Annual Catalog
  • June 1: New Catalog Open House, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • June 10: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • June 24: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Banner


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

This is the banner I made to hang by the fireplace in our living room. I was going to share it on Wednesday or Thursday, but life got a little hectic! We had my whole family and John's parents here for Thanksgiving- 18 of us total. We had way too much food as usual! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! 

Stamps: none

Colors: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry

Accessories: Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Autumn Accents die, Burlap Ribbon, Chalk Marker, Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheets, Dimensionals

This was CASE'd from a similar banner I saw on Pinterest. I typed the letters in Microsoft Word and enlarged them to the size I wanted, then used a pencil to transfer them onto the chalkboard labels from the kit and colored them in with the Chalk Marker.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Magnificent Maple Truly Grateful Gold Ink vs. Gold Embossing

Which do you like better...Gold Ink or Gold Embossing? I decided to make a card each way to help me decide which I prefer.
 
First up, Gold Encore Ink, embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I would love to be able to just use the Encore Inks as is, but they take forever to dry. Luckily I have LOTS of Clear Powder to emboss!
 
 
Close up:
 
 
This card is made with Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder:
 
 
Close up:

 
I like them both, but for different reasons! When you use Clear Embossing Powder you don't have to worry about stray flecks of colored Embossing Powder on your project and all the detail shows up. When you use colored Embossing Powder, it's very rich looking but you lose some of the detail of what you have stamped. I still can't decide for sure which I like better- guess it depends on the project!
 
Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Truly Grateful
 
Colors: Gold, Copper, Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla
 
Accessories: Taste of Textiles Specialty Paper (retired), Brushed Gold Card Stock, Burlap Ribbon, Clear and Gold Embossing Powder, Modern Label, 1" and 3/4" Circle Punches, and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
 
I used the Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheets to attach the Burlap to the card and attach the little pieces to the Burlap. I don't have to worry about anything coming apart when I use it!
 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Season of Style Gift Bow Pop & Place Slider

 Another fun, slightly different style of card that slides open:
 
 
 
Stamp: Christmas Tagables Photopolymer
 
Colors: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
 
Accessories: Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack, Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book, Gift Bow Die, Large Scallop Edgelit, Sticky Strip
 
To make this card, I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that is 4 1/4 x 11 and cut off 3". I scored the 8" long piece at 4", folded it and put SNAIL on just the sides to create the pocket. I scored the 3" piece at 1 1/2", folded it and attached it to just the end of another piece of Crumb Cake that is 3 x 4 1/4" to make the slider. Add the Cherry Cobbler scallop before attaching the front part of the fold. Die cut the bow and assemble with the instructions included with the die, add to the top of the slider. I used Sticky Strip to hold the pieces of the bow together- LOVE that stuff for 3D projects!
You could attach a picture or a gift card to the slider!
The next Stamp-A-Stack will be on Saturday December 14th. Hope you can join us! Sign up by the 11th so I can have everything ready for you.
 
This is how the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle is packaged:
 
 
And this is everything that comes with the bundle:
 
 
* Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
* Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Soft Suede Stampin' Spot
* Clear Block C
 
...all for $24.95!
Available until December 31, 2013
 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Winter Frost Expressions Snowflakes

 It's always fun to make cards with a unique fold. This one is really easy to do, too!
 
 
 
Stamps: none
 
Colors: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
 
Accessories: Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack, Silver Foil Sheets, Expressions Thinlits Dies, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Dimensionals
 
CASE'd from my awesome upline Betty!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Tags 4 You Season Of Style Washi Tape

This card uses lots of products from the Holiday Catalog:
 
 
Stamps: Tags 4 You
 
Colors: Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
 
Accessories: Champagne Glimmer Paper, Season of Style Washi Tape, Label Bracket and 1 3/4" Circle punches, Merry Minis Punch Pack (Carryover List), Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Dimensionals
 
CASE'd from Vicky K.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Christmas Collectibles More Merry Messages Holiday Ornament

This card is so simple, but so cute!
 
 
Stamps: Christmas Collectibles (Holiday Catalog), More Merry Messages (Carryover List)
 
Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White
 
Accessories: Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack, Holiday Ornament Framelits (Carryover List), Christmas Ornament Punch, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool & Mat, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals
 
CASE'd from Georgia G.
 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Endless Wishes Note Card

I love Clean And Simple (CAS) cards! Sometimes less is more and just a little bit of stamping makes the perfect card. Note Cards make them even easier! They're the perfect size for a quick little card and come with envelopes (on page 162 of the Catalog, #131527, $5.95 for 20). 
 
 
Stamps: Endless Wishes (Photopolymer)
 
Colors: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky
 
Accessories: Note Cards & Envelopes, Rhinestones
 
This was CASE'd from the Endless Wishes flyer and was one of the cards for the November Stamp-A-Stack. Unfortunately, as of today, 11/19, Endless Wishes has sold out and is no longer available.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Gently Falling Greetings

The November Stamp-A-Stack was on Saturday and this is the first card from it.
 
 
Stamps: Gently Falling, Greetings of the Season (on the Carryover List)
 
Colors: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
 
Accessories: Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
 
 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

USE IT UP Twitterpated Banner Anniversary

These cards use the last of the pieces of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper I had. Another pack of DSP used up! Woohoo!
 

 
 
Stamps: Something To Celebrate (retired)
 
Colors: Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Whisper White 
 
Accessories: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (retired), Hexagon and 1" Square punches (to cut banner ends), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Rhinestones

Friday, November 15, 2013

USE IT UP Twitterpated Thank You Oh, Hello & Eye-Catching Ikat Photopolymer Stamp Set

More cards made with pieces of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper!
 

 
Stamps: Another Thank You (Photopolymer), Oh Hello
 
Colors: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
 
Accessories: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (retired), Ovals and Deco Labels Framelits, Hexagon Punch (to make banner ends)
 
INTRODUCING: Eye-Catching Ikat Photopolymer Stamp Set
 
 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

USE IT UP Twitterpated Striped Thank You

 Thank You cards made with the striped paper in Twitterpated, one with a matching envelope, the other with a matching lined envelope:
 
 
 
Stamps: Another Thank You (Photopolymer)
 
Colors: Baja Breeze (retired), Basic Gray
 
Accessories: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (retired), Deco Labels Framelits, Hexagon Punch (to make ends of banners), Envelope Punch Board, Envelope Liner Framelits

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

USE IT UP Twitterpated Pink Thank You's

Some thank you cards made with the pink DSP from Twitterpated:
 

 
Stamps: Perfectly Penned, Another Thank You (Photopolymer)
 
Colors: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
 
Accessories: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (retired), Oval Framelits, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired) 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

USE IT UP Twitterpated DSP Chalk Talk Happy Big Day, Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

After making the gift bags, I still had lots of pieces of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper left, so I decided to make some cards with matching envelopes. I LOVE the new Envelope Punch Board!
 


 
Stamps: Chalk Talk
 
Colors: top- Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red (retired)
middle- Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red (retired)
bottom- Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette
 
Accessories:Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (retired), Chalk Talk and Deco Labels Framelits, Scallop Trim Border Punch (top), Lace Ribbon Border Punch (retired- middle card), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (bottom), Envelope Punch Board 
 
The first two cards and envelopes are full size, the bottom is 3 1/2" square.
 

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit
Available starting 11/12/2013 - while supplies last

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewells (40)

Product name:Item #:Price:
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit135813$14.95

These are only available while supplies last so order today and take advantage of this offer-just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments! But get their orders in early so you have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting-or for your family tree!

Watch the video below for instructions on making these ornaments.


 


 

Monday, November 11, 2013

USE IT UP Twitterpated Designer Series Paper Gift Bags

More Designer Series Paper Gift Bags I made for the craft sale this weekend:
 

 
These were made with retired "Twitterpated" DSP and various ribbons, most retired. The bag on the left is the tallest at 8 1/2", the bag in the front is the shortest at 6". Here's the link to the post where I shared directions for how to make these.

Friday, November 8, 2013

USE IT UP Bella Birds Designer Series Paper Gift Bags

I have a craft sale tomorrow at my son's high school so I've been busy getting everything ready for it this week. The sale is for hand made items only- no direct sales or commercially available products. I'll be selling my cards and a few other things I've made, like these Designer Series Paper bags. I've shared these before- check out this post for the directions.
 
 
These were made with retired "Bella Birds" Designer Series Paper and retired Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots ribbon. They are 3 x 6 x 7 1/2" tall and 3 x 6 x 5 1/2" tall.
 
If you are in the area and looking for something to do tomorrow, check out the craft sale at the Rocori High School in Cold Spring. It's open 9-3 and is in the cafeteria. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

USE IT UP Gently Falling Mini Bag

This cute little bag was from the 2010 Holiday Catalog. I found it again when I was doing some cleaning in my office/stamp room. It was undecorated but had the scalloped edge already. I think it was going to be for a project but never made it! So, I had a customer order just a punch and I was looking for something to put it in to give to her, rather than using a huge Stampin' Up! bag. I remembered this bag and it was the perfect size (2 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 6 1/2)! Of course it needed to be dressed up a little...
 
 
Stamps: Gently Falling
 
Colors: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
 
Accessories: 3/8" Stitched Ribbon (in Summer Starfruit, because that was the closest match I had to the ink colors I used), Crop-A-Dile (to punch the holes), Scallop Edge Border Punch

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

USE IT UP Winter Frost DSP Festive Flurry

Playing with scraps and Festive Flurry Framelits...
 





 
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Greetings of the Season (from last year's Holiday catalog, available on the Carryover List)
 
Colors: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Basic Gray, Whisper White
 
Accessories: Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack, Festive Flurry Framelits, Modern Label, Word Window, 3/4" and 1" Circle Punches, Rhinestones, My Digital Studio (to make the "Warm Winter Wishes" banner on the bottom card)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

USE IT UP DSP Giggle Greetings Cheese

You can't help but laugh at the stamp set "Giggle Greetings"! I had 2 strips of this dotted Designer Series Paper left and thought it would go well with the "cheese" image.
 

 
Stamp: Giggle Greetings
 
Colors: Pacific Point, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
 
Accessories: Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper (from last year's Holiday catalog), Stampin' Write Markers
 

Friday, November 1, 2013

USE IT UP Oh, Hello Elegant Soiree Chevron Thanks

Going through the Scrap Box again, on a mission to use up pieces of Designer Series Paper!
 
 
Stamps: Oh, Hello
 
Colors: Baja Breeze (retired), Very Vanilla
 
Accessories: Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (retired), Chevron Embossing Folder, Ovals Framelits
 
Best Of 25 Years stamp set for November...