Friday, January 31, 2014

Tea Light Wine Glasses Using Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

I want to thank Connie Stewart for this project. When I saw her Tea Lights, I knew I wanted to make them. So I gathered my supplies, wine glasses, (of course I chose the biggest wine glass, Connie's template didn't work), heart pebbles, (from the Dollar Store), battery operated tea light and doilies from the "M" store and here is my version.
Since my glasses were bigger than Connie's (she has a template on her blog) I had to make my own. And actually, my sweet husband made the template for me. Once you get the right template, its just a matter of tracing onto our wonderful new Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and cutting it out. I glued the shade together with Sticky Strip. Snail didn't stay. For the one with the hearts I used some of our Baked Brown Sugar 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim and attached with snail. The stripped shade I glued (with Tombow, liquid) the Gold Sequin Trim around the top and bottom.
 These Tea Lights would be so beautiful for a wedding and they don't cost a lot to make. Those doilies were only $1.50 and I bought one in pink, red and white. I purchased 2 bags of the heart pebbles, one bag of pink and and one of red, and still have many left over for more lights.

Sale-a-bration is here!
Free items with a $50 purchase!

Weekly Deals good through February 3rd.
Have a GREAT week-end! Tonight we are adding a family member.......a puppy Springer Spaniel. So excited, this was my husbands Christmas present. So this week-end will be interesting. We haven't had any puppies in a long time, wish us luck......
 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fresh Prints Topiary

Have you ever thought of something and couldn't wait to make it? Well, I'd been thinking about this next project for a while and decided to go for it! 
If you were able to come to my Occasions and Sale-a-bration Kick-off Party you got to see this up close. You can click on the photo to get a better look.
Ok, I'm trying out a new program called PicMonkey.com. I can see I need to make a few changes, but you can see the products I used.
I LOVE this Spiral Flower Die!
 I used about a package and a half of the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. Each pack has 48 sheets that are 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". So I got one Spiral Flower out of each sheet with a little left over. That means about 72 flowers on a 4" Styrofoam Foam Ball, attached with hot glue. I used a 1/2" dowel. And Plaster of Paris, is in the metal vase, which I had in my stash. I wrapped the dowel with the 5/8" Chevron Ribbon (but you could also just paint the dowel). Added the Cherry Cobbler Ribbon left over from the Holiday Catalog to the metal vase. I know the dsp has Real Red, but we don't have any Real Red wide ribbon. This ribbon goes pretty well, don't you think? You can find the dsp, spiral die, Chevron ribbon in my online store HERE!

Don't forget Sale-a-bration is in full swing now. FREE item with every $50 purchase (before shipping and tax) from the SAB Catalog.

Weekly Deals good through Monday February 3rd.

Sale-a-bration Begins TODAY! Weekly Deals!


Three ways to earn FREE products:


 Check out the Sale-a-bration Catalog HERE!




Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (Click on New Arrivals)
 Make an impression with our Texture Impression Embossing Machine. It’s coming in our 2014–2015 annual catalog, but we have a limited supply available now. The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. (item 132657)

Don’t forget to order the brand new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders that just came out in the Occasions catalog so you have everything you need to start creating with your new machine.
  • Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132970)
  • Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132187)
  • Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 132971)

If you order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and all three of the new folders, you will qualify to get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift. We highly recommend the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Item #133520)! (You must order before March 31, 2014 to qualify for the free gift).

Weekly Deals
Weekly Deals good through Monday February 3rd.
 You can purchase any of these items in my Online Store HERE!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Petal Parade Sale-a-bration Box

This box was so much fun to make. I was going to share with our group on Skype this morning, but Skype was not cooperating. This projects combines, Petal Parade (SAB stamp set, FREE with a $50 order, starting January 28th-March 31st), Fringe Scissors, and Kraft Gift Boxes. I stamped the "half" flower along all of the edges in Silver Encore Ink. Tied it up with our Silver Ribbon. 
I'm sure you are dying to know how I did the "flower". I had some Mylar paper left over from Christmas, and thought it would make a great Fringe Flower Bow. This paper is the same size as a sheet of tissue paper. I kept folding it in half until I had about 2" left. Then I used the Fringe Scissors to cut about 3/4 of the way up on this strip. With the Mylar I had to use clothes pins to keep the folded edges even, because its so slippery. Then I took the largest Starburst Framelit and die cut it from Basic Grey cardstock. Put a big glob of hot glue in the center. Start rolling up your paper till you have about an inch in diameter and set in the center of the hot glue. Then start adding more glue, then your paper, until you have used up all of your paper. Then fluff.

You can see the silver stamping here.

I added the tags with more Silver Ribbon, some Rhinestones and a rose with the Spiral Flower Die.  (you can see this POST to see how I did the flowers). Hot glued the rose to the tag. I also used the Apothecary Framelits to die cut the middle tag and the Scalloped Tag Punch the bottom tag. This is by far one of my MOST favorite items in the Occasions catalog. 

You can see that the Fringe Flower sits up a bit and is NOT glued to the box.

I added a clothespin so it can be used over and over again. I saw this on Pinterest, and thought it was genius! Such a great way to recycle your bows, especially after you take the time to make them.
 Here is what I used to make this box:

Kraft Gift Box
Petal Parade stamp set (SAB)
Fringe Scissors
1/4" Silver Ribbon
Starburst Framelits (or anything round, even a doily)
Tissue Paper (or Mylar like I used)
Clothespin
Hot Glue
 
For the Tags:

Banner Greetings stamp set
Lots of Thanks stamp set
Million and One stamp set
Black Stazon Ink
Brushed Silver cardstock
Apothecary Framelits
Scalloped Tag Punch
Spiral Flower Die (cut 2 and roll together)
Rhinestones  

Weekly Deals: January 14th through Monday January 20th.
You can order any of these items in my Online Store HERE! When placing your online order please use: HOSTESS CODE: DCGDZ4KB
If I get enough orders I will give away the hostess benefits with a random drawing. 


Friday, January 17, 2014

Watercolor Wonder Cards



I thought I had already shared Patty Bennett's card that we did last week, but I didn't.
These cards are stunning by themselves, but then add a little stamping (and I mean a little) and you have a beautiful card. We started out with the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards and Envelopes.    
These cards are printed on watercolor paper and you get 4 each of 5 designs with envelopes, $12.95. We used Flowering Flourishes and Lots of Thanks stamp sets, punched out a few flowers from the Watercolor Wonder dsp using the Petite Petals Punch, add your "thank you", Candy Dots and call it done! This is one FAST card!

 
Watercolor Wonder Note Cards and Envelopes

These deals good until Monday, January 20th.
You can order any of these items in my Online Store HERE! When placing your online order please use: HOSTESS CODE: DCGDZ4KB
If I get enough orders I will give away the hostess benefits with a random drawing. 


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

You Make me Happy When Skies are Gray

So this is Lisa Rhine's card that Patty Bennett and I made on Friday. 
 
I have 2 questions for you......What do you think we made the sun rays using? and what did we use to make the clouds? Lisa really is a genius! Ok, the sun rays are the Banner Punch, which you can get for FREE during Sale-a-brations (with a $50 order before shipping and tax) and the clouds are from the Word Bubbles Framelits.


We used the one on the right in the middle. Now I can't show you a photo of the Banner Punch because Sale-a-bration won't be live until the 28th. Stampin' Up! Prohibits us from posting any photos until the catalog is live.


We also used the Basic Metal Buttons, and the See Ya Later Stamp Set, (SAB) and the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder also from SAB. Only 2 more weeks until SAB. This was such a fun card to make.

 New Weekly Deals today:
These Deals good through Monday, January 20th.
You can order any of these items in my Online Store HERE! Except the Sale-a-bration items. ( Sale-a-abration starts January 28th)When placing your online order please use: HOSTESS CODE: DCGDZ4KB
If I get enough orders I will give away the hostess benefits with a random drawing. 







Monday, January 13, 2014

Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die

This is the card I made for our "play date" with Patty Bennett and Lisa Rhine.
I hadn't used this die before. So much fun! Tip: Use a layer of wax paper between the die and your cardstock. It releases the paper easier. I used Whisper White to die cut the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die and there is a layer of Watercolor Wonder dsp under that. Aren't the flowers pretty? Its the Petite Petals Punch, (you can get the stamp set (which I didn't use) and matching punch as a bundle and save 15%). Thank you to Patty Bennett and Wendy Cranford for that idea! I cupped my flowers and sponged them a little bit. I can't get enough of the Happy Watercolor stamp set. I really love " you make me HAPPY". I used the Banners Framlits to die cut the sentiment, (another favorite)!

You can see how "dimensional" the flowers are. I used a glue dot to attach to my card, and finished the flowers off by adding a Pearl to each flower.
Today, (Monday, January 13th) is the last day to take advantage of these deals.
You can order any of these items in my Online Store HERE! When placing your online order please use: HOSTESS CODE: DCGDZ4KB
If I get enough orders I will give away the hostess benefits with a random drawing. 



Sunday, January 12, 2014

Spiral Flower Die

On Friday I got together with my two friends Patty Bennett and Lisa Rhine. We played around with the Spiral Flower Die. I had brought  some cardstock, Lisa had the die and Patty saw some "Shabby Chic" flowers using this die. So here are my flowers. I probably wouldn't use these together for any project, but it was fun to see the different layers.
And another Stampin' Buddy, Wendy Cranford had the brilliant idea of putting two layers together to make one flower. It makes the flower bigger. We die cut the flower, sprayed it with Alcohol with one of Stampin' Spritzers, then crumpled it up. The top flower is Strawberry Slush with Pistachio Pudding. Second flower is Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral together. 

Then Patty found where someone had made a Valentine Wreath with this die. I haven't finished this one yet, but wanted to post how cute this is turning out. I haven't even hot glued these flowers yet. All made with Cherry Cobbler cardstock and sponged, with one flower being the Fancy Foil Designer Gold Vellum. I'm going to have my husband make a frame for me with a wire coat hanger.

You can see how full these flowers are because I used two layers to make each flower.
 So you can see, it takes a "village" of friends to come up with these fabulous ideas sometimes! I'll be posting the cards we made in the next few days.
Spiral Flower Die, #129379, $17.95 . This is one of my most FAVORITE things in the Occasions Catalog, just sayin'........
Tomorrow (Monday, January 13th) is the last day to take advantage of the Weekly Deals.
You can order any of these items in my Online Store HERE!
When placing your online order please use: HOSTESS CODE: DCGDZ4KB
If I get enough orders I will give away the hostess benefits with a random drawing. 



Saturday, January 11, 2014

Make a Wish Birthday Card

I was going to post this yesterday, but I had a fun day with my stamping friends and just didn't have time.....I will be posting what we made starting tomorrow. This is another card my Stamp Club did this month. 

This was such a fun card to make. I seemed to be drawn to white on white or Vanilla on Vanilla cards lately. So we used the Perfect Pennants Bundle (stamp set with matching Framelits, and you save 15% when you get the bundle) and Gorgeous Grunge (for the splashes). I love both of these sets.

 
I used Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana (I always want to call this color Copa Cabana,  a Barry Manilow song, I know I'm aging myself). To make the tag: Stamp the "Make a Wish" in the center of a piece of Whisper White cardstock (2" x 4 1/2"), then die cut the banner with the Framelits, and then punch with the new Scallop Tag Punch. Make sure your paper is all the way to the top of the punch.  Add your ribbon and attach with dimensionals. I added a few Gold Foil Stars. Don't forget to sponge on the tag and the top layer of Whisper White. 
 Still time to take advantage of the Weekly Deals:
 When placing your online order please use: HOSTESS CODE: DCGDZ4KB
If I get enough orders I will give away the hostess benefits with a random drawing. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Whole Lotta Love Valentine Class

 Whole Lotta Love Valentine Class, Friday, January 24th, 10am (note: I have changed the class date from Jan. 11th to the 24th). Cost: $15, please RSVP: 1-13-14.
(6) Sweet Sayings note cards and Envelopes
(3) Sweetheart Treat Bags

We'll be using the Language of Love, That's the Ticket, Tags 4 You, Just Sayin' and See Ya Later stamps. (See Ya Later is a Sale-a-bration, SAB set).

Don't forget about the Weekly Deals:
 When placing your online order please use: HOSTESS CODE: DCGDZ4KB
If I get enough orders I will give away the hostess benefits with a random drawing.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Good as Gold! Weekly Deals

You probably think I fell off the face of the earth......With the holidays, my husband being off work for 2 weeks (yes 2 whole weeks, that never happens) and my grandkids being out of school, it didn't seem like I could get much done. But I'm back now and you should start seeing more posts. I have a lot to share with you. 

First up this beauty, I cased it from Pinterest.
This card uses the beautiful Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, Sequin Trim, Gold Baker's Twine and See Ya Later from Sale-a-bration stamp set (which starts on Jan. 28th). Do you see a theme here? Yes, GOLD! I also used the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (also comes in silver) inside the envelope, using the Envelope Framelits (which happens to be on sale this week). So, so pretty, (sorry no photo of the envelope).
Here is what the Vellum looks like. It is even more beautiful in person. 9 sheets, 3 of each, $10.95.
Weekly Deals-good through Monday, January 13th! Please your online order HERE!
 When placing your online order please use: HOSTESS CODE: DCGDZ4KB
If I get enough orders I will give away the hostess benefits with a random drawing.