Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Got Treats!

I made these two cards for my BESTEST (is that a word?) friends. Every year we get together to make gingerbread houses together. Since we all love anything "gingerbread" I thought this was a funny card for them. Its kind of the same take as the Easter Bunny single stamp we had last year in the Occasions mini. I stamped 2 bunnies and took a chunk out of one of the tail and one from the ear. First one says "My butt hurts", second one says, "Huh". So these cards say, "My feet hurt", second one says "Huh". I just think its so funny. I guess it doesn't take much to amuse me.......
The base is Cherry Cobbler and I added a piece of the Jolly Holly dsp matted on Old Olive. The stamp set I used is Got Treats, page 55 and the Thanks is from Thank you Kindly, page 158. Added some Cherry Cobbler Seam binding that is in the mini. I printed the words off of the computer. Nothing fancy then punched them out with the Modern Label punch. I used the scallop oval to take the bites out of my gingerbread men.
Hope Cindy & Lynne like my cards. Hopefully they won't see this post before they get them in the mail........I've known Cindy for over 30 years & Lynne over 25 years. They are my "forever friends". Love you guys.

Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm Back...............

Thanks to the Apple Store and my Husband, my computer is now fixed!!! Yipee! Back to business as usual! Because I have Time Machine, I only lost about 2 months worth of info on my computer. Could have been soooo much worse.
I have so much to share with you. I will start with my cute little santa. Can you guess what die I used?
The 5-point 3D Star which you can find on page 206, for $19.95. I saw an ad in the JoAnn's flyer that had a santa made from a star. I think that one was metal. I was thinking, I could make one from paper using this die. So this is the first one I made. The second one turned out better, but I have already given it away, and I forgot to take a photo of it. In this one I used Real Red card stock. The other one I used Cherry Cobbler card stock and sprayed it with Frost White Shimmer paint. I liked that one better. But all in all, I think it turned out pretty well. What do you think?
Now don't forget tomorrow is the last day of the Spectacular Sale going on at Stampin' Up! You don't want to miss all these fabulous savings. You can check them out here.
And don't forget about the 1/2 off Starter Kit. You will receive over $300 of stampin' stuff for only $87.50!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Stampin' Up has an amazing offer on the starter kit! 50% off either the standard kit or the Digital plus kit. Stampin' Up! has never before offered this kind of discount on the starter kit. Go to my Demo Web site to sign up now: www.cincraft.stampinup.net. Click on Start your own business on the right side and then click Join Now. My recruting password is: rubberstamping. All one word and lower case. Call me if you have any questions: 925-778-8266. And if thats not enough, Stampin' Up! has more AMAZING offers! Their Online Spectacular. 50%, 40%, 30% & 20% off selected items. You can view them here: www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryID=776&cid=71 My Digital Studio 50% off Fabric bundles 50% off Free shipping on all online orders over $150 Thats just a few items on sale. I am sweetening the pot a bit more; Any online order of $50 or more will recieve my Folded Fabric Ornament Tutorial for FREE!You have until Tuesday, November 30th to take advantage of ALL these FABULOUS deals! I will email you the pdf for the tutorial within 24 hours after receiving your online order.I have attached photos of the ornaments in both of the Stampin' UP! fabrics. Don't forget these fabric bundles are 50% off until Tuesday and only $4.98 each.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Computer Crashed!!!!

I won't be posting for a few days as my computer decided to crash. All of my photos of my projects are on my Mac. I am working from my laptop and don't have access to my photos and basicly my life. So hopefully the wonderful people at the Genius Bar at Apple can fix my computer on Saturday. Keep your fingers crossed. I do have lots to share with you, and I will as soon as I can.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Recruit! 1/2 off Special!

I'm so excited. Pamm Reed just signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demo today. She took advantage of the 50% off starter kit and will receive over $300 of Stampin' supplies and business supplies to start her own business for ONLY $87.50. Who else wants to join my team? Contact me, lets talk.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Peace of Earth Christmas Card

I really wasn't sure about this card, but I was determined to use this die (the bird) and the waffle paper. It turned out to be one of the favorites at my last Stamp-a-Stack.
You start with a Crumb Cake base, cut at 11" x 4 1/4".
Movers & Shapers Curly Label Set, (page 209 of the big catalog)
Holiday Windows Movers & Shapers, (page 209 of the big catalog) for the bird
Soft Suede Classic Ink, (page 169)
Peace on Earth from the Level 2 Hostess set, (page 5 of the Holiday Mini)
Waffle Paper, (Page 8 of the Mini)
Basic Glimmer Brads, (page 36 of the mini)
Chantilly 1/2" lace ribbon, (page 190 of the big catalog)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Little Somethin', Somethin', Surprise!

I got the nicest package in the mail on Tuesday from Patty Bennett, (my upline). She was telling me about her latest class and how fun her projects were. I told her I could hardly wait to see them on her blog. She had some other things lined up to post first and so she sent me these two cards, all stamped, all I had to do was put them together. How cool was that?
They both feature the Deck the Halls Designer Series papers and the fabric. She also printed the Peace on Earth and the other white design on My Digital Studio (MDS). They both look liked they were stamped.
For the "ribbon" on the bottom, she took about 3/4"-1" piece of our fabric and tore it (so it ravels on both edges). Lay a line of sticky strip (snail won't cut it, as the fabric is a bit more bulkier than card stock). Then take your fabric and start pleating it all the way across. So easy!
This is the inside.
This next card is actually a gift card holder, and features the Belle Wheel in the Holiday Mini and more fabric tied in a know with a button on the side. The sentiment was printed in MDS.
This is the inside. Love it!
Thanks Patty for the great cards! Check out her FABULOUS blog.

Simply AMAZING Recruiting Special!

Starting November 15, and lasting until November 30, 2010, you can purchase the Standard or Digital + Starter Kits for only $87.50--that is 50 percent off the regular price of $175 for over $310 worth of paper or digital crafting and business supplies! Click on the flyer to enlarge.
Normally Stampin' Up! doesn't preannounce recruiting promotions, but a deal like this won't last for long. Now is the perfect time to join my team. Click here to sign up and then hit "JOIN NOW" button on the left side. You will need my recruiting password: rubberstamping (all lower case and one word). I know, how original........ Remember this special starts on Monday, November 15th. Get ready to share what you love!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake!

My granddaughter, Gianna, turns 4 years old today and loves Strawberry Shortcake. Thats who she was for Halloween. (I will share photos later.) So I thought I would make her a Strawberry Shortcake punch art card. Well thats easier said than done. I had no idea where to begin. So I sent out a message to a couple of Yahoo groups I'm on. Lucia Dawe is the only one who responded. She said her Mom loves to do punch art and she would try and make up a sample. Well boy did she ever. Mine isn't exactly like hers as I didn't have the hair die she did, so I had to improvise. It took Lucia's Mom over 6 hours to design Strawberry Shortcake. I am very grateful to her. You should check out her blog. She has some very cute Christmas punch art cards on her blog, Santa, Rudolf, & a Snowman to name a few. Awesome work! Because she is so big, I put her on a really big tag, and signed the back. I'm sure GiGi won't mind at all.

Super Easy Christmas Card!

Here is s super simple Christmas card!
Card base is: Crumb Cake cut at, 4 1/4" x 11" and scored in half.
Deck the Halls dsp, (page 18 of the Holiday Mini)
Cherry Cobbler classic ink, (page 168, big catalog)
Belle wheel, (page 19 of the mini)
Christmas Greetings, (page 44 of the big catalog)
Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seem Binding, (page 21 of the mini)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Snowflake Christmas Card

This is a very simple card we did in my last Stamp a Stack. It looks like the snowflakes are part of the card stock, but they aren't. You punch out the snowflakes in Baja Breeze and adhere them down with 2-way glue pen and then run the whole sheet through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder, (page 214). So cool, don't you think?
The sentiment is from the Peaceful Season, level 2 hostess set in the Holiday Mini. (I got mine for free at convention, Thank you Stampin' Up!)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Northern Flurry Card

I LOVE, LOVE, this Northern Flurry embossing folder on page 26 of the Holiday Mini. With just a few embellishments you have a fabulous card. Not much stamping......
Garden Green card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and folded in half.
Real Red card stock
Candy Cane Christmas dsp, Page 33 of the mini
Real Red card stock, page 166 of the big catalog
Real Red Classic ink, page 166 of the big catalog
Window Word Punch, page 202 of the big catalog
Northern Flurry embossing folder, page 26 of the mini
Northern Frost Decorative Strip, page 38 of the mini
Tastefully Trim die, page 17 of the mini
Silver Tinsel Trim, page 21 of the mini
Basic Glimmer Brads, page 36 of the mini
Rhinestones, page 188 of the big catalog
Teeny Tiny Wishes, page 157 of the big catalog

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Holiday Hoopla Card!

I enjoyed making the gift bag so much, I thought a card was in order.
What you need to make my card:
Vanilla card stock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored in the center. (page 169)
Cherry Cobbler card stock(page 168)
Cherry Cobbler classic ink (page 168)
Jolly Holiday dsp, (page 174) I keep called this dsp, Jolly Holly, haha!
Early Espresso classic ink, (page 169)
Holiday Hoopla stamp set, (page 45)
Curly Cute stamp set, (page 149) I resisted buying this set, but I LOVE IT!!!
Dazzling Diamonds, (page 196)
Tasteful Trim die, (page 17 of the Holiday Mini)
Big Shot Mulitpurpose Adhesive Sheets, (page 17) These adhesive sheets work out great for putting your Tasteful Trim piece on your card. You cut out your trim piece and lay it on the adhesive and then carefully peal it back. Your whole piece now has adhesive on it. So much easier than trying to put snail over your trim piece. I used them in 2 work shops I had. Since they come in a 12 x 12 sheets, I just used my paper cutter to trim the 12 x 12 pieces into 12 x 2" pieces for everyone.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Holiday Hoopla Mini Bag

Have you tried these new Mini Lunch Sacks from Stampin' Up! yet? They are so cute to hold a small treat in. I gave my hostess this bag filled with Peppermint candies. Which was the only Christmas candy I had on hand. Couldn't put fall candy in a Christmas bag, now could I??
Mini Lunch Bags, (page 13 of the Holiday mini)
Tasteful Trim die, (page 17 of the mini (and you need your Big Shot)
Northern Frost Decorative Strip (page 38 of the mini)
Two Tags die, (page 206 of the big catalog)
Jolly Holiday dsp, (page 174 of the big catalog)
Very Vanilla, (page 169)
Glimmer Brads, (page 36 of the mini)
1/2" Cherry Cobbler seam binding, (page 21 of the mini)
Holiday Hoopla stamp set, (page 45 of the big catalog)
Dazzling Diamonds, (page 196 of the big catalog)
Early Espresso classic ink (page 169)
Cherry Cobbler classic ink, (168)
Turned out pretty cute, if I don't say so myself.......Now you go make one!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Gift Card Holder

I found this adorable gift card holder on Vicki Webb's blog, and couldn't wait to try one myself.
Here are the materials I used for my gift card holder:
Cherry Cobbler base: 4" x 8"
Cherry Cobbler top: 3" x 4 1/4"
Jolly Holly dsp: 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" & 1 1/4" x 4"
Northern Frost Decorative Strip (& the Big Shot) 1 snowflake in Vanilla
1 3/8" (small) oval punch
1 3/4" (large) oval punch
1" circle punch
Candy Lane Designer Buttons
Linen Thread
3 3/4" Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
When you do the "bow" you will punch the small oval and then the large oval on top of that. Clever isn't it? You can do that with any of the punches that "nest" into each other.
Here you can see where the gift card goes. After I finished mine I thought maybe the large tag in the Two Tags die (page 206) would fit inside. It would If you put the top piece up about a 1/4". Then your gift card would be easy to retrieve from the holder.
Thanks Vicki for such an "over the top" gift card holder!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christmas Cones for your Tree!

Aren't these the cutest ornaments? I found them on Kimberly Van Diepen's blog (again, she is fabulous). She made them from our Halloween Designer papers and since I didn't have a Halloween tree, I thought I would make them for Christmas. I used lots of products from our Holiday Mini.
These first two are made with the Deck the Halls dsp. (page 18 of the mini)
1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, (page 21)
Northern Frost Decorative Strip (page 38, you need your Big Shot for this)
Basic Pearls, (page 188 of the big catalog)
Modern Label Punch (page 202) for hangers on the back of the cone
Non SU- Tule for inside the cones
Embroidery Floss to hang them
These two are made with the Candy Cane Christmas dsp, (page 33 of the mini)
Northern Frost Decorative Strip (page 38 of the mini)
Glimmer Brads, (page 36 of the mini)
Whisper White card stock
Tags til Christmas stamp set, (page 24)
Medium Oval Punch, (page 25)
Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon, (page 191)
Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
You could put some candy in these cones and hang them on your tree, or maybe a gift card. They just make the cutest decoration for little cost or time. Did you notice the fabric is the same pattern as the cone? We have 2 fabric bundles in the mini too! Each bundle has 3 super fat quarters in it. You can see the fabric on page 16 of the mini. It feels sooooo nice!