Monday, July 21, 2014

Convention 2014 - Clip Roommate Gift

At convention we are give a booklet to take notes that also has a general schedule, map and such.  This little gift helps hold where you are currently working!  Super Simple and fun!

Card Stock - Blackberry Bliss, Moonlight DS Paper Pack
Ink - Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Accessories - jumbo paper clip, Basic Rhinestones, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Convention 2014 - Bag Tag Roommate Gift

At convention, everyone gets the same bag so it is important to identify which is yours.  I made these this year to put on our bags.

The base is a wooden tag I found at the craft store.  I covered it with Moonlight DS Paper Pack, added our names with Little Letter Thinlits, and decorated with trinkets I had around my desk!

Stamp Set(s) - Honeycomb Hello
Card Stock - Moonlight DS Paper Pack, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - Baked Brown Sugar Thick Bakers Twine, 1/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Little Letter Thinlits, Sticky Strip, Multi-Purpose Glue, random trinkets, wood tag

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Convention 2014 - Water Bottle Tag Roommate Gift

As I am from southern Florida, Salt Lake City is very dry to my body and am constantly having to hydrate and lotion up.  If I am not constantly drinking water and applying chapstick I am hurting!  I found something like this on Pinterest.  I thought this would be perfect!  The water bottle I found at target.  It is perfect as it opens at top to drink but opens lower for cleaning and adding ice.

The tag is 4" x 10" (or however long your bottle is) and scored at 2-1/2".  The designer paper is 3" x 4".  Adhere it with Sticky Strip on three sides to make a pocket.  Find the circle punch that goes over the bottle top, in my case it was the 1-3/8" Circle Punch.  Then decorate however you would like.  In the pocket I put a Starbucks gift card and a Crystal Light single serving packet.

The flower is Blossom Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, and Boho Blossom Punch.  I crinkled up each one before adhering it with Glue Dots.

Card Stock - Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Moonlight DS Paper Pack
Accessories - Chevron Border Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Blossom Punch, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip

Friday, July 18, 2014

Convention 2014 - Envelope Box Roommate Gift

I always give my roommates one of each of the swaps I made.  This year I made this box for them to go in along with a few other goodies I will show you in the next couple of days.

It is super easy to make!  Cut an 11" square.  Score two sides at 3-1/2 and 5-1/2 and the other two sides at 4-1/2 and 6-1/2.  Cut out the little triangles and cut the flaps on the side nearest the long side.  And that's it!  Use Sticky Strip to adhere the box together and the decorate however you would like.

Card Stock - Night if Navy, Retired DS
Accessories - Retire Ribbon, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Basic Metal Buttons

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Convention 2014 - General Swap 1

A couple of my customers did a card like this and I just loved it and had to do for convention!  There are so many dies and framelits that can be used in a layout like this too.

First, fold your card in a tri-fold style.

Die cut your shapes you want to use.  Here I used Floral Frames.  I stamped the smallest with a design from the coordinating set Daydream Medallions.  The largest flower is die cut twice, outside and the center.  The middle size needs to fit inside the large size or this wont work.

I adhered the smallest to the middle.  This is just decoration.

I put the two sizes together and put Sticky Strip on one side of the large and the opposite side of the medium.

To add décor to the card, I stamped two strips with Daydream Medallions.

And adhered them to the outside of the folds.

Adhere the flowers, first the large to one side.  While closed adhere the medium to the other side by placing it in the middle of the large to make sure they are lined up.  This way the medium will slide into the large when it closes and separates when opened!

Stamp Set(s) - Daydream Medallions
Card Stock - Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink - Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo
Accessories - Big Shot, Floral Frames

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Convention 2014 - Awesome Christmas Cards Swap

I love Christmas time and Christmas cards so I always look for a swap like this to help with great ideas!

I saw something similar to this online and realized how easy it would be to use Work of Art to make a wreath!  so I set to work.  Here is the finished product.

First punch out a 1-3/8" circle from some scrap cardstock.

I adhered it to my base with some removable adhesive.

This is the stamp from the Work of Art set I used.  I also used the new Mossy Meadow as by green.  Love it!

I then began repeatedly stamping the image in a ring.  The circle masks the center.

Here is what it looked like when I was done.

Remove the circle and the glue.

I added Rhinestones that I had colored with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities for berries.  They came out great!

I layered it with Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow and added a saying.

I had fun with the bow.  I just looped a piece of 1/8" Silver Ribbon three times back and forth, leaving a long end on each side.  I then tied a small piece around the middle to hold it in place.

Stamp Set(s) - Work of Art, More Merry Messages (retiring in August!)
Card Stock - Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler
Ink - Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, Basic Rhinestones, 1/8" Silver Ribbon

Monday, July 14, 2014

Convention 2014 - Swap In Your Jammies

It's that time of year again, Convention!  I am super excited and ready to go.  I fly out to Salt Lake City Wednesday!  Over the next days I am going to post up the swaps and gifts I made for Convention.  Hope you enjoy them!

So, Stampin' Up! tells us which sets we will be given at convention so we don't purchase them before hand and have two....  I totally forgot what they were, fell in love with Kinda Eclectic and bought it.  Oh well.  I am POSITIVE you will love it too!  I am also very much in love with the new In Colors!  I have always been fond of earth colors!  So don't be surprised when these items pop up in a lot of my cards!

This card is pretty straight forward and fun.  The three Linen Thread loops are taped down.  The kindness tag hides that tape and the messy overlap of the different stamps.  This card has Linen Thread going around the belly as well but my swaps do not as I taped all the layers together and realized I have forgotten the ribbon :(  Oops!

You can see a little better here how I popped up the kindness tag with Dimensionals and I adhered the butterfly with just a single Glue Dot to the center so the wings can "fly".  I also edged the kindness tag with Lost Lagoon to help give it pop.

Stamp Set(s) - Kinda Eclectic
Card Stock - Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Mossy Meadow.
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Based Brown Sugar, Tangelo Twist
Accessories - Big Shot, Apothecary Accents, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, Dimensionals