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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year! Stamp Stuff Sale!

Happy New Year! I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2014!
It's time for a Clearance Sale!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

 It's been crazy around here the last few days! We're having Christmas here so lots of work getting everything ready, along with baking, shopping and wrapping. I haven't had time to stamp! I'll be back after the holidays to share more projects...

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Winter Frost Festive Flurry Frosted Finishes Nugget Tin

Last project from the December Stamp-A-Stack...a Nugget Tin:

Stamps: none
Colors: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Silver
Accessories: Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack, Silver Glimmer Paper, Festive Flurry and Deco Labels Framelits, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Glue Dot
These would have looked even better with all silver wrapped nuggets, but I bought a large variety bag of them which had more gold than silver.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the projects from December! The January Stamp-A-Stack will be on the 18th. Please sign up by the 15th if you would like to join us! We'll be making cards with products from the new Occasions catalog!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Christmas Tagables Pop 'n Cuts Gift Card Holder

Sort of a card...a gift card holder!

Stamps: Christmas Tagables (Photopolymer)
Colors: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories: Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (from last year's Holiday catalog), Card Base Pop 'n Cuts Die, Word Window, Artisan Label and 1 1/4" Circle punches, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals
This was CASE'd from Connie and Mary. Their directions say to score the Pop 'n Cuts Card Base at 1 1/4, 4, 5 1/2, 7, and 9 3/4. Use a gift card as a guide for how wide you need to make the opening with the Word Window Punch. Line the punch up so you're punching half a window, slide it over and punch again, repeat until the opening is wide enough for the gift card (I punched 3 times). The DSP on the front is 2 x 4, the white on the inside is 2 1/2 x 4. There are 2 Dimensionals under the flap with the slits to make it easier to tuck the tabs into the slits to hold it closed.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Christmas Messages Sweater Weather Mini Coffee Cup

Another non-card project for the December adorable mini coffee cup!
They are the perfect size for a K cup:

Stamps: Christmas Messages
Colors: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories: Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Framelits, Sticky Strip
I got the little coffee cups from my upline Betty, and she ordered them from They are 4 ounce coffee cups.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Decorative Window Gift Box Gift Bow

Changing up the Stamp-A-Stack a little...a little gift box! Until I saw these in person, I didn't realize the white design is printed on the boxes. So cute!

Stamp: Oh, Goodie!
Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Kraft
Accessories: Decorative Window Gift Box, Gift Bow Die, Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon, Large Oval and Scalloped Oval punches, Sticky Strip
Stampin' Up! has 3 sizes of Kraft Gift Boxes available:
In the main catalog:
Kraft Gift Boxes #124106- 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2, $2.95 for 4
In the Holiday catalog:
Extra-Large Gift Box #132147- 4 3/8 x 6 x 6, $3.95 for 3
Decorative Window Gift Box #132146- 1 1/2 x 4 x 4, $4.95 for 6

Monday, December 16, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Tags 4 You Chevron Border Punch

Saturday was the December Stamp-A-Stack, but we didn't do just cards. Check back each day this week to what we did make!
First up, in case you haven't made all of your Christmas cards yet, is this cute card, CASE'd from a card shown in Stampin' Success, the Stampin' Up! magazine for demonstrators.


Slightly different version:
Stamps: Tags 4 You, Christmas Messages
Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Textured 12 x 12 Cardstock, Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack, Chevron Border, Label Bracket and Hexagon (for end of banners) punches, Baker's Twine, Dimensionals 
It took a few tries to get the Chevron Border Punch lined and not punching off the top or bottom of the card. I made the second version with only 5 chevrons punched, which was much easier to do. I have an idea of how to fix the ones I practiced on, so I'll share those after I finish them.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Countless Sayings 1 & 2 Photopolymer Stamp Sets

INTRODUCING: Countless Sayings 1 and 2 Photopolymer Stamp Sets!
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Black And White Split Embossed Walk In The Wild Moose Part 2!

After making the embossed moose cards that I shared yesterday, I had to make some cards to use up the other halves of each moose!
Black and White:
Black and Vanilla:

Stamps: Walk In The Wild, A Dozen Thoughts
Colors: Black and White (top) or Vanilla (bottom)
Accessories: Witches Brew (current Holiday Catalog) and Howlstooth and Scaringbone (last year's Holiday Catalog) Designer Series Paper, Hexagon Punch (for ends of banner), embossing powder

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Black And White Split Embossed Walk In The Wild Moose, Clearance Rack Blitz

My awesome upline Betty gave us a color challenge at last month's Stamp Share. We were to make a black and white card. The first thing I thought of was split embossing, where one half is black on white and the other is white on black. This is the card I made:
My white embossing powder is "Winter White" so it looks more vanilla. It looked funny on the card, so I ended up making a new black piece where I stamped with white Craft Ink and embossed with clear powder. I wish I had real white powder so it would have looked better. I used the first black piece to make a black and vanilla card, which I like much better!

Stamps: Walk In The Wild, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Colors: Black and White (top) or Vanilla (bottom)
Accessories: embossing powder, 1" Square, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Candy Dots (this was the first time I've used them! I'm in love!)
I didn't win the contest, but I had fun making these cards! We'll get a new challenge in January.
Stampin' Up! announced a Clearance Rack Blitz today!
You can buy retired products for up to 80% off!
Just click on the banner to go to my SU! website, click "Shop" in the upper right hand corner, and then click on the "Clearance Rack Blitz".

Monday, December 9, 2013

USE IT UP Bombs Away Birthday

Using up some scraps and inking up a Photopolymer stamp set for the first time...

Stamp Set: Bombs Away Birthday (Photopolymer)
Colors: Pacific Point, Rose Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Witches Brew (current Holiday Catalog) and Howlstooth & Scaringbone (last year's Holiday Catalog) Designer Series Paper (YAY! They're both used up!), Circles Collection Framelits, Circles #2 Originals Die, Deco Labels Framelits, Scallop Edge and Scallop Trim Border punches

Friday, December 6, 2013

Cute Little Gift Cards Just For Fun

 I don't remember what kit these little note cards came in, but they've been in my stamping stash for quite awhile. They are 2 3/4 x 3 7/8"- the perfect size for a gift card! Since I have my last two craft sales today and tomorrow, I decided to make these and bring them with to sell.
Stamps: none
Colors: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Silver, Whisper White
Accessories: Winter Frost Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil Sheets, Expressions Thinlits, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Stamps: Perfectly Penned
Colors: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories: Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks, Decorative Label and Extra Large Oval punches, Rhinestones

Stamps: Chalk Talk
Colors: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits
If you're in the area...
Friday Dec. 6th - Assumption Nursing Home (Cold Spring) Craft Sale, 9-1:30
Saturday Dec. 7th - Stop N Shop (Kimball) Craft & Vendor Sale, 9-2
Let me know if you would like more information or directions!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

USE IT UP Delightful Dozen Shades of Pink Birthday

I started this card awhile ago but wasn't sure how to finish it. So this week when I had a few minutes to stamp I got it out again. The background is kind of busy so I went plain for the focal point.
Stamp: Delightful Dozen
Colors: Primrose Petals, Rose Red, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (retired, from the Occasions 2013 Catalog), Deco Label Framelits

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Last Best Of 25 Years Stamp Set: Best Of Sale-A-Bration and Whole Lot Of Love Valentine Special

Best of 25 Years Stamp Set for December (last one!)...
Remember...all "Best Of" Stamp sets are available until March 31, 2014
and are $14.95 each.
Whole Lot of Love Valentine Special
We love Valentine's Day! And why wouldn't we? It's a chance for us to say "I love you." And it doesn't just have to be about romantic love. This holiday is a time to share the love with anyone and everyone. We're here to help you prepare with the A Whole Lot of Love products.

Dates: Available December 1-January 27 or while supplies last.

The fine print: These are exclusive products that will not be available after the promotion. No limits on this promotion.
 Item Description Price
 131850 Love You More Stamp Set (Wood) $21.95
 131853 Love You More Stamp Set (Clear) $16.95
 134611 Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Wood) $15.95
 134614 Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Clear) $11.95
 134617 Flowerfull Heart Stamp (Wood) $9.95

 Item Description Price Includes
 134610 Sweetheart Treat Bags  $4.95 12 heart sacks, 12 die-cut labels, 12 pre-cut pieces of  Pool Party Baker's Twine
 132162 Monster Hugs Boy $5.95 18 boy monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 132163 Monster Hugs Girl $5.95 18 girl monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 134609 Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes $5.95 12 printed card bases, 12 envelopes (four Real Red, four Pool Party, four Crisp Cantaloupe)
click on the fliers to make them bigger
Click on "Shop" in the upper right hand corner

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Banner


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.