Sunday, November 29, 2009
In honor of the "Holiday Extravaganza", I'm offering FREE shipping if you place an order with me today and tomorrow. You will have to send me an email or give me a call to take advantage of the FREE shipping. You don't want to miss this great sale, so E-MAIL me NOW! You can click on my side bar to see all the great bundles that are on sale. What more could you ask for? 30%, 40% & 50% off and FREE SHIPPING!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Today I was trying out some different materials to make the Fancy Favor box. How about metal sheets? Window Sheets? Thats what I used to make these two Fancy Favor Boxes an exclusive Stampin' Up! die. You can't purchase this baby any where except Stampin' Up! Don't have the Big Shot? Well I can help you with that! You need the Big Shot and this die. So many cute things you can make. So for the first one I used metal sheets that are used in HVAC. (Heating & Air Conditioning). My husband found a coil of this material at our local hardware store. It comes 6" wide by 30' long, and you can cut it with your table top cutter and run it through the Big Shot! So I cut a piece off my coil and cut out the box. Then I wanted some texture as well. So I used my Petals a Plenty (Holiday mini, page 21) embossing folder. I found if you cut off about half of the tab (the part you used to glue it together) you only have to run it through twice for the whole box. I used silver brads and my Crop-a-dile to keep the box together and then also on the bottom. It was a little tricky, but not impossible. After I got the box together I used Real Red Craft ink and a sponge dauber and inked up the whole box. It turned the Real Red into Burgundy. So I used Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain 5/8" ribbon around the box and added a tag using the Delightful Decorations & Ornament Punch (also in the mini, page 25).
Then I saw on Patty Bennett's blog where she used the THICK window sheets to make this box as well. I didn't have the THICK window sheets so I thought I would try the MEDIUM window sheets. I also embossed the box but this time I used the Finial press embossing folder. Now I have to say this was really hard to photograph, but I think the THICK window sheets made a deeper impression than the MEDIUM window sheet. I added a 1 1/2" piece of the Bride Designer paper around the box and finished off with the White Organza Ribbon. I thought these would make cute Wedding favors so I added a Vellum Heart tag and embossed "For the Newlyweds" in silver.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Make sure you check out the FABULOUS sale going on now through Stampin' Up! Just click on the side bar to see all the sales. 30% to 50% off bundles. You can't beat that! Contact me if you have any questions or need help placing your order. Sales ends November 30th, so don't wait to place your order, do it NOW!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
My daughter needed a baby shower card and after seeing Patty's card on her blog, we decided that is exactly what we would make. You start with the large circle scallop die. I cut the card stock at 5" x 10" and folded in half. Then you lie your card stock on the die, but right inside 4 of the scallops. That way when you cut, you will have a scallop circle attached at one side. Then you just cut out a triangle. I added the white scallop strips and sponged them with Ballet Blue. Also sponged the whole buggy with Ballet Blue. The designer paper is from the Holiday Mini, Pawsitively Prints, from the Build a Bear section on page 36. The wheels are 1 3/8" & 1 1 1/4" circle punches. I popped them up with dimensionals and used the large white brads for the center. The Rock a Bye Baby is from the Nursery Necessities stamp set punched out with the Modern Label punch and also the coordinating die. If you don't have the Movers & Shaper die with all the additional window punches, you NEED it. Of course you have to have a Big Shot too! Don't know how I lived without the Big Shot.
Don't forget to click on the photo to see it better.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Aren't these "Treat Boxes" the cutest? I purchased the pdf from Gretchen Barron. The boxes are the Fancy Favor Box die and the the Top Note die. Then we used punches to make the faces. My Stamp Club did these yesterday. They all loved this project, so I've decided that these are just "over the top" cute and I am offering a class to everyone else on Saturday, December 13th. Everything is Stampin' Up! except the bell and the nose on Rudolf, and the pom pom on Santa's hat. Click on the photos to see them up close.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
So you all have heard me talk about Patty Bennett (my upline). She is the best. Check out this beautiful card she sent me. She made it in My Digital Studio and even has a special stamp she uses for the back of her cards that are printed using MDS. I think Patty is the QUEEN of MDS (My Digital Studio). You should see all the things she has done in MDS. Oh, and did I mention, she has some great videos. Patty sent me this card for my sales in October, now cool is that? Patty you ROCK!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
These ornaments are so fun to make, and you need just a little bit of Designer Paper and the hat pin & beads from the Pretties kit. No glue, no stamps, no dies, oh and a little bit of ribbon. Click on the photos to see them better. I found these here. Aren't they FABULOUS? Such a cute little ornament that only takes a few minutes to make each one. I should mention that I used Holiday Lounge, Night & Day & Christmas Cocoa Designer Series papers from Stampin' Up!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Patty Bennett my upline, asked for volunteer's to decorate these great 3" blocks that are in the mini catalog. I was one that she picked, Yipee! So here is what I came up with. I cut 4 squares in Bordering Blue Card Stock. I spritzed each piece with Frost White Shimmer Paint and stamped the snowflakes from Serene Snowflakes in Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I did this for all four blocks. Before I glued the card stock to the blocks with Tombow Multi glue I painted each block with white acrylic paint. For the other 2 sides I used the snowflakes paper from Christmas Cocoa which is flocked. So the top and the bottom is Christmas Cocoa designer papers. I used the Serif Essentials dies to cut the "Snow" from Shimmery White card stock. Added Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon to each of the letters and also used the Jumbo Snowflake punch on a couple of the letters. I wanted to put a ribbon around all of the blocks so I used the 5/8" Satin Ribbon and added the Hat Pin and beads from the Pretties Kit to finish it off. To make the blocks "Pop" I sponged Bordering Blue ink on all of the edges and the letters and snowflakes.
My husband is my best critiquer (is that a word?) and he asked me to make one for his desk at work. So I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. I just hope Patty thinks so too!