Monday, September 30, 2013

Make A Wish Quick and Cute All Occasion Card

Here is the second card we will be making in this class. Totally cased from Pinterest. I just switched up the papers and stamp set.
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper is one of my MOST favorite papers ever!

Curl the ends of the dsp to give your card some character! 
Birthday Basics dsp
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stampin' Up! Build a Banner "Spooky"

Today is my "Spooky" Banner class. This is what we will be making.
We are using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit along with the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accesssory Kit.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Stampin' Up! Everyday Occasions Card Kit Just Released!

This kit is AWESOME! Not only is it great for you, but what a gift this would make. Add some adhesive and they are set to go!

Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding, or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Card making Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips. And best of all, they'll be handmade!  The kit contains everything you need (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes with a beautiful box to store your cards in.
Order it today in my Online Store  #134797, $29.95

The Everyday Occasions Card making Kit includes:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, buttons & clips
* Pre-cut paper embellishments
* Mini ink pads (Stampin' Spots)
* Seven-piece Occasions Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Full color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards
* A cool, storable, giftable box

Stampin' Up! Gift Bow Die Angel

Here is another unexpected way to use this die. Thank you to Catherine Steele for this great idea! Here is my version.

She only takes a few minutes to make. Here's what you need:

Gift Bow Bigz Die
1 1/4" Circle Punch
1 3/8" Circle Punch
1 3/4" Circle Punch
Word Window Punch
Brushed Gold Cardstock-arms and body (Gift bow Die)
Pink Pirouette Cardstock-face and arms
Champagne Glimmer Paper-halo
Vanilla Cardstock, 7/8" x 4 3/4" (banner)
Sassy Salutations Stamp Set
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Multipurpose Glue

 I die cut two bow tails and two of the small bows in Brushed Gold. Adhere the two small bow tails together so it forms her body. Use your bone folder to curl the arms and glue the tabs together. I first punched a 1 1/4" Circle from the Glimmer paper, then punched the 1 3/4" Circle over that, keeping the 1 3/4" punch down and center, so there was a little gap between the halo and the face. Glue that to the body. Punch a hole in the top and add your gold cording.
I added the face to the halo with glue and then glued that to the body.  Punch one Window Word and cut in half. Those are her hands and you can see my photo for placement.

Stamp your greeting in Cherry Cobbler, flag each end and curl a little with the bone folder and glue to the angel right above her hands.

Don't forget to sign and date the back of your angel.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Stampin' Up! Chalk Talk Birthday Card

It seems I've been finding a lot of cards to case on Pinterest lately. The card I saw used circles, (I'm using Hexagons) they used a Christmas tag, as it was a Christmas card. So here is what my card looks like. Its funny how I was going to case it just as it was and it ended up completely different. I first made this card for a friends birthday (hi Sharon) and then I liked it so much I thought that my Stamp Club Gals would like it too!
I decided that the hexagons wouldn't be all straight and perfect and kind of tilted a bit. Embossed the Raspberry Ripple cardstock with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. I used a small hole punch to punch a hole for the Linen Thread to go through. Stamped my tag from Chalk Talk (bundle, stamp set and matching Framelits) and tied it to the Linen Thread. Made an insert for the envelope with the Envelope Framelits, oh and added some Candy Dots at the bottom. Done!

So I hope Sharon likes her card and my Stamp Club Gals do too! I forgot to add that I used the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Blessing Single Stamp

This stamp is beautiful! This may be a simple card, but I think it turned out elegant. This will be one of the cards we make in my Quick and Cute Holiday Card Class on Saturday, October 12th, 2-4pm.
Using the Pretty Print Embossing Folder makes this stamp even more elegant. I embossed the stamped image with Pewter Embossing Powder. Then stamped it again with Cherry Cobbler Ink and cut it out. The main image is cut out using the Circle Framelits. The Doily is sponged with Cherry Cobbler Ink.

I can't believe I haven't used this gorgeous Cherry Cobbler Stitched Ribbon before. I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake Ink.
Check back next Wednesday for card #2 in my Quick and Cute Holiday Card Class.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Stampin' Up! First Bite Photopolymer Stamp Set Now Available

This is the latest Photopolymer stamp set to be released by Stampin' Up!
I love the spider web (ok, not in real life....)
You can see all the stamps in this set.

Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board Class

Last Saturday I had my FREE Envelope Punch Board Class. We made 4 projects. Not one of them was an envelope. Many thanks to Janet Wakeland for the Box and Candy Wrapper Ideas and for Jackie Topa for the Gift card Idea. You can click on each name to take you to their videos. The Card File card was my own idea.
I've said this before, I LOVE when we can use a tool for something other than it was intended for.
Here is the box. I used Old Olive. It can hold 4 cards with envelopes as long as they aren't too heavily embellished.

For the Belly Band I used the Magnificent Maple Stamp, a little piece of Burlap Ribbon (love this stuff, you only need a little bit) and a Vintage Faceted Designer Button with some Linen Thread.

Next up, the Candy Bar Wrapper. Crumb Cake for the base, Tags 4 You Bundle (stamp set with matching punch), some more Burlap Ribbon and a Black Decorative Label Punch.

This takes 5 minutes to make. I added this project at the last minute.

Gift card Holder uses the Season of Style Paper Stack, Washi Tape, A Christmas Banner stamp set and A Gift for You (single stamp).

When you open the card, the gift card pops up. Jackie is so clever......

And here is the File Folder Card using the Neutrals dsp, Too Kind Stamp Set, Chalk Talk Framelits, and the Artisan Label Punch.

Here is the inside. Looks pretty open or shut, don't you think?

 Everyone seemed to love all the projects and they were done is less than two hours. Still plenty of time to enjoy the rest of their day!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Quick and Cute All Occasions Class #1

For my first card class in October we will be making this card. A couple of my customers found this card in with my swaps.
This card is by Melissa Kerman. So I put my twist on this card to make this one:
I used 4 of the In Colors, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush (also card base). The thanks is from Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set.

I have a tip for using the Chevron Punch: Put your punch all the way in at the bottom and center, punch; then punch each side to get an even border.
 So what do you think? Make sure to check back next Monday for card #2 in my Quick and Cute All Occasions class.
Chevron Border Punch
Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set
I also used:
Curly Label Punch
Petite Curly Label Punch
Boho Blossoms Punch
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Crisp Cantaloupe Ribbon

Saturday, September 21, 2013

My New Display Counter

I struggle on how to display all my samples. It always seems like a mess on my counter. So last night I dragged my husband to Hobby Lobby, (new store for us in Northern California) and decided I needed a couple of somethings (I didn't really know what I wanted) to add to my counter. I wanted a "Fall" section and a "Christmas" section, so this is what I came up with. I need a lesson in "staging"......(you can click on the photos to see them better).
This is what you see when you come into my craft room. To the left is a pantry with all my supplies for class.

See those 2 boxes on the left, those are my new "somethings". Then I bought some fall leaves and added a piece of burlap to the one in the corner. The card rack on top of the larger box is from Stampin' Up!

This card rack is from Ikea that I bought a long time ago. These are cards we have recently done in class.

Here is my Christmas section. I know, a Christmas tree in September.....Also cards from my Quick & Cute Holiday card class on the Tree Card Holder from Stampin' Up!
I'm off to finish getting ready for my Envelope Punch Class today. This is a FREE class to anyone who purchased the Envelope Punch Board from me. Click on the link, you can see a video from Stampin' Up! I will post our projects next week.

LaLaLoopsie Tag

I hope I spelled that right. I know my Granddaughter loves these dolls. But this one is for our grand niece who is turning 8 years old. We haven't seen them in a while, and I know she loves dolls. So here is my tag to go on her package.
You can find all the directions on Wendy Cranford's blog. She even has a video on how to make her. I just added her to a tag and changed the colors.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Stampin' Up! Simply Sent Snowflake Season Kit

Hopefully blogger will let me post photos today. Yesterday I wanted to tear my hair out....
This is the other make n take we did at Clarice's party last week. When I first saw these in the Holiday catalog, I thought, I don't really need these, really?? then I saw them in person. Oh my, yes I need them....This whole piece is adhered to a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
Here I just added the Snowflake from Festive Flurry (bundle, stamp & matching framelits), and the sentiment, Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Then, when you take the ornament out, you have the stamped (in white craft ink) snowflake inside.

So, I'm calling this card, "My 2fer" card. You get a card and an ornament, you know, 2fer! I forgot, it also comes with a cute Crumb Cake envelope with snow drops. You can see it in the next photo.

Snowflake Season Simply Sent Kit
Festive Flurry bundle
Teeny Tiny Wishes