Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I had a great time. My husband and I went to his parents in West Palm Beach, Florida. We cooked dinner for the family and had a great meal. Of course we did some Black Friday shopping as well. We we up at 5:00 am to get the best deals. I am most excited about the photo printer I got so I can print my own pictures for scrapbooking. My old printer just wasn't cutting it any more but it was 9 years old.

I have been working on projects for my Christmas Party this coming Saturday (Dec 5th at 6:00). Be sure to RSVP by Dec 4th to be sure I have enough projects made. You must attend to receive a Christmas gift from me; make the projects which include an ornament, a gift card holder, and a note card; and enter to win the Door Prize. Below are two items that will be in the Door Prize. I have been working hard on the door prize and it will definitely be worth winning.

This is the 2010 Calendar Kit from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I have stamped them up with the Note to Self set also found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

These cards will make great Thank you cards. I have included 8 cards and envelopes in the Door Prize. I cased this from this card.

Stamp Set(s) - Note to Self
Card Stock - Real Red, Christmas Cocoa DS paper, Whisper White
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, More Mustard, Old Olive markers
Accessories -2010 Calendar Kit, Large Snowflake Punch, Pretties Kit, Mistletoe Ribbon

Monday, November 23, 2009

Huge Holiday Sale!

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Monday, November 16, 2009


I CASED this idea from a card I saw on SplitCoastStampers; however, when I went back to try to find it to credit the creator I couldn't locate it so I apologize. I just love this single stamp by Stampin' Up! and it is less that $10.00! I have had a lot of fun with it.

With this card I used Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper as the background and the ribbon is the back side of the Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon. It is hard to tell from the picture; however, I used Dazzling Diamonds on the antlers to add some sparkle. It looks amazing in person.

Stamp Set(s) - Dasher, Four the Holidays
Card Stock - Christmas Cocoa DS, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Real Red
Ink - Always Artichoke
Accessories -2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Real Red Ribbon

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Create Your Own Envelope

In the past I used to avoid square cards because I could NEVER find envelopes to fit. I got tired of it and searched the Internet for a way to "make" my own. I found a great way and as we are approaching the Holidays I wanted to share it with all of you. Please keep in mind that this is not an original idea and there are others that have posted this. I know that many of you may already know how to do this but even if I can save one person the headache then it is all worth sharing it again.

For my example I am going to make an envelope for a 4x4 card but keep in mind that you can do this for 3x3, 5x5, etc, you just have to change your starting envelope (Business Envelope, 5x7,etc).
Start with an A2 envelope (the envelope for a standard card). Seal the Envelope. Measure lengthwise to 4 3/8" and cut. Using the 1 3/8" punch, on the sealed side, punch a slot. Your envelope should now look like the picture below.
Now take a piece of scrap paper (either Cardstock or Designer Series Paper) and cut it to 4 3/8" x 3". It adds something if you use paper from or coordinating with the card you are sending. In the direction of the 3" length, make a score mark at 1". Fold at the score and adhere the 1" portion to the front of the envelope as pictured below.
On the reverse side you have your flap that you can seal. Pictured Below.

As simple as that you now have a functioning square envelope and it coordinates with the card! You can always add decoration to the flap by adding a scalloped edge or stamped images. You can become as creative with your envelopes as you are with your cards.

Card Stock - Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit
Accessories -A2 Envelope, 1 3/8" Punch

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes

I was playing around in my stamp room yesterday and came across some cards that I had made with the Flaky Friends Stamp Set. I was so disappointed when that set retired because I LOVED it so much. It is still one of the retired sets that I hang on to. When I was looking through the cards it dawned on me that the snowmen in The More The Merrier Stamp Set is a lot like it. So I set to work creating cards with my new snowmen. I Love the Stampin' Up! blue colors so I used them to indicate cold. The snowflakes are from the Christmas Punch Stamp Set. I stamped them with Encore Silver ink. The coloring on the snowmen is Ballet Blue and a Blender Pen.

Stamp Set(s) - Christmas Punch, The More The Merrier
Card Stock - Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy
Ink - Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Silver Encore
Accessories -Blender Pen, Word Window Punch, Label Punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, November 5, 2009

December Birthday Card

I know this might be sad but today I am posting my December Birthday Card. I, for the most part, make one card for everyone with birthdays in a month. Sometimes I have to do another because of people in the same family. Anyways, I actually finished my birthday cards for December last month. I got over excited in my stamp room planning my Christmas classes and just kept going (smile).

Stamp Set(s) - Delightful Decorations, Small Script
Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, DS Christmas Cocoa
Ink - Ruby Red
Accessories -Silver Elastic Cord, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Ornament Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals

Monday, November 2, 2009

Flight of the Butterfly 3D

I have been so busy with scrapbook projects when I am in my stamp room that I haven't made any cards in a while. Here is a card from a Stamp-A-Stack I had a couple months back. I love this card because of its 3D effect. To create this effect I first stamped the butterfly in Dusty Durango onto the Whisper White. I then stamped one of the background butterfly images on Dusty Durango Cardstock and punched it out. I only taped down the body of the butterfly with sticky strip then bent the wings up from the card!

Stamp Set(s) - Flight of the Butterfly
Card Stock - Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Whisper White, DS Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink - Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry
Accessories -Butterfly Punch