Saturday, August 31, 2013

Holiday Catalog Kick-off Party Thank you's!

When Selene Kempton posted this card, I knew I would case it for my open house thank you's. They are simple but so cute.
White card base, Cherry Cobbler mat and a piece of the Season of Style Paper Stack. For this one I used the 5/8" White Organza Ribbon.

This one uses the 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon.

I ran out of ribbon, so I had to use some retired Whisper White Satin Ribbon.

These cards were so fun to make. If you came to my Holiday Catalog Kick-off Party, you will be receiving one of these either in your bag or in the mail.

While I was trying to take photos of the above cards, my cat, Haley decided to get in my photo box.

She was quite content to just stay there.......

And here she is telling me, really, you want me to move???

 Ok, so here is what I used to make my cards:

Whisper White Cardstock, #100730
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, #131199
Cherry Cobbler Ink, #131173
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, #123125
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, #120992 or
Whisper White Organza Ribbon, #114319 or
Whisper White Satin Ribbon, (retired)
Season of Style Paper Stack, #132181
Christmas Messages, #131793 (thank you Patty Bennett)
Apothecary Framelits, #127003

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Christmas Star Single Stamp

Have you seen these new single stamps yet?
The first one to catch my eye was the Christmas Star. I saw this frame on the Stampin' Up! Blog. They have some awesome ideas. Click HERE to view.

Getting back to the star, I love how they made it so 3-d, just by scoring. In my mind I wanted it to be an ornament, but I didn't want the back to be exposed, so I stamped two stars and cut each one out with tabs. I put glue dots on each tab and a glue dot for the bakers twine. Edited to add: The star is about 4" in diameter.

I stamped the star in Bermuda Bay Ink.

Here is a side view. I'm not really happy with the being able to see inside. So I tried to use Dimensionals instead of the tabs.
I've added double dimensionals on each point.

Thanks to Patty Bennett for this suggestion. It worked!

This star I did in Cherry Cobbler. I couldn't get a good side view of this star. I'm not sure which way is better, but this way is faster.......
This is a FAST little project that you only need the stamp, ink, bakers twine and maybe some Rhinestones or Pearls. I still have to bling up this star!

You can find all of these products in my Online Store HERE!

Butterfly Bundle Starts Today!

Save 15% Butterfly Bundle. Starts Today!

Save 15 percent when you buy the Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set and Bitty Butterfly Punch together.
Dates: August 29-September 30, 2013.  To order, click on the highlighted product numbers below under "Bundle Item!"

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lattice Bigz Die Card

This is the other card Patty and I made on Monday. She was so funny. She sent me an email that said: OMG! Shut the front door! Have you seen this card? So we decided to make this card. Thank you to Fran Kennedy. We forgot to add the pearls, so I will add them to my card. We changed it up just a bit from Fran's.

We decided to turn our card to landscape, added the Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon. I LOVE this ribbon, why did I wait so long to get some of it???? I haven't used this die for a very long time......You cut your Window from the Window Frames Collection Framelits, then put the Lattice die cut behind the window. I added a piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock behind the lattice die.
You can see what the inside looks like. I love the sentiment, "never underestimate the power of two".  Its from the Yippee-Skippee! stamp set, one of my favorite word sets.

Added the mr. and mrs. banner from the hostess set, Banner Greetings, #129714.
 Here is what I used:

Whisper White cardstock, #100730
Strawberry Slush cardstock, #131295
Strawberry Slush Ink, #131178
Banner Greetings, #129714
Yipee-Skippee!, #131344
Window Frames Collection Framelits, #129021
Lattice Bigz Die, #115958
Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon, #131152
Dimensionals, #104430

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

So Fun Stamping with a Friend!

Yesterday Patty Bennett came out to my house and we had lunch out (Mexican, yum, yum) then stamped all afternoon. This is one of the cards we made together. Patty wanted to make a card using the painters tape technique.  You can view the other card I made using this technique HERE!
Let me start by saying, Patty DOESN'T do glitter and I had it in my mind that I wanted this leaf to be Early Espresso Glitter (I've had this glitter a while, its no longer available). So my card is on the left and Patty's card is on the right. Funny how we both started off with the same 3 colors, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango & Cajun Craze Ink and the same card base, Very Vanilla. Patty sponged with  Early Expresso around her card and around the leaf. 

Patty added our new Burlap Ribbon, #132140, $7.95. The leaf is the new Magnificent Maple, #131868, $9.95. She sponged in all of the colors above on the leaf and sponged the edge with Early Espresso. Stunning IRL! The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, #115370. We used the Word Window Punch, #119857, $15.95.

For my card I stamped the leaf right over the background I had created with Versamark Ink, then used Heat and Stick Powder, then the Early Espresso glitter and heated again to set the glitter. I added the Linen Thread with one of our new Very Vintage Designer Buttons, #129327 to finish it off. I used the same sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and used the Word Window punch. 
 Tomorrow I will show you the second card we made. Its so much funner (is that a word??) to stamp with a friend than by yourself, don't you think?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Holiday Catalog Kick-off Party

This afternoon I had my Holiday Catalog Party. I set up everything in my kitchen, dining and living room.
If you click on the photo you can see all the items on the table. Added my two Banners to the banister. Thankful is at the top, and Spooky on the bottom.

This is my "Joy" banner. Not happy with the ribbon, but its the only one I had in the right color. Will be changing it for sure! I will be having classes for each banner starting in September.
This is the make n take table (aka dining room table).

Big Shot and a few other things (wink, wink) on my kitchen counter. These gals are die cutting their snowflakes for their cards. I'll show you the make n takes tomorrow. Forgot to take photos of them.....really!!!

Can I say, I LOVE the Tag a Bag Gift Bags and Tag a Bag Accessory Kit? (who names these products? Try saying or typing that 3 times in a row). These were my little prizes that I gave everyone. I think they liked that you couldn't see what was inside. I gave away, Doilies, ribbon, Washi Tape, In Color Dahlias, Paper Daisies and a kit from the Spring Catalog. Everyone was a "happy camper"!

Oh, and I used the new Single Christmas Stamp, "A Gift For You", #134765, $4.95. The Label Bracket Punch goes perfect with this stamp. No cutting.....Yeah Stampin' Up! Added a Doily too.

You can view all of the new Single Stamps on this flyer from Stampin' Up! HERE! Eight new stamps, all holiday. 

Purchase any of these products in my Online Store HERE!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Festive Flury Bundle-Ornaments

If you haven't watched this video from Stampin' Up! on how to make some GORGEOUS gift tags, you really need to. Check out the ornaments I just made.
Both of these ornaments are made similar to the gift tag that Carrie Cudney from Stampin' Up! made. Watch the video and see how easy they are to make.

For the center I stamped and die cut 3 of the smallest snowflakes, folded them in half and glued together. The Rhinestones just pull it all together, don't you think?
You can see it better with a side view.

This one I used just one snowflake for the center and added one of the Frosted Finishes Embellishments.
You can see the dimension here.
Festive Flurry Bundle, (stamp & framelits), #133285, $46.95

Frosted Finishes Embellishments, #132150, $6.95

So, check out the video! You can order all of these products in my Online Store HERE!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Holiday Catalog Kick-off Party

This Saturday, 1-4pm I'm having My Holiday Kick-off Party. Food, prizes, and fun. This is one of the cards we will be doing as the make n take. Did I tell you, this is a FREE event? RSVP: August 23rd so I can have enough paper cut for everyone. Leave me a comment at the end of this post if you would like to come or email at:

I love this the Festive Flurry stamp set and the Winter Frost Specialty Paper. Add a little Glimmer Paper and you have a beautiful Christmas card, don't you think? Don't you want to make one of these cards???

Circle Card Thinlits Die, #133480, $32.95

Festive Flurry Bundle (save 15%), #133285, $46.95, (stamp set and matching Framelits dies).

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Label Card Thinlits

I love these new Thinlits Dies. 
I got my new dies last week and this is the first time I've had a chance to play a little with them. I used 3 stamp sets to make this card. All I had not used yet, I know........

Here is a side view so you can see inside. I originally stamped the sentiment directly on the dsp, but it didn't show up, so I had to go with plan B, cover it with a punch.

Label Card Thinlits Die, #133479, $32.95

A Banner Christmas, #130255, $16.95

Christmas Collectibles Stamp Set and Punch Bundle, #133283, $27.95 (save 15% when you buy the bundle).
Festive Flurry stamp set, #131781, $29.95
Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, #132341, $12.95