Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Its Christmas Time To Me!

I know it is not even Halloween yet but I am in full swing of Christmas!  From this point forward, my blog will be all Christmas!  From Christmas cards to wrapping and gifts to decor!  I just love this time of year, and when you are a crafter you need all the time you can get to accomplish the projects you dream up!  It is this time of year that I desperately wish I could do my crafting full time.  I ALWAYS have more ideas and inspiration than I have time for!

This card came from an inspiration.  I fell in love with it and knew I had to do it.  Sadly, it was months ago that I created this and I can not find my reference card anywhere to give credit!  This card is SO simple, I am sure you will LOVE it too! 
  1. Emboss the Whisper White and layered it onto Gumball Green card base. 
  2. Punch out five ornaments from Be of Good Cheer DS. 
  3. Stamp one ornament on Whisper White and punch it out. 
  4. Adhere the first layer of ornaments flat.  Attach the second layer with two dimensionals right down the center of the ornament and bend up the sides (see the second picture).
  5. Lay down a strip of Sticky Strip along the side of the card.  Bunch the ribbon as you adhere it to the Sticky Strip.
  6. Add a few pearls for some bling!

Stamp Set(s) - Delightful Decorations
Card Stock - Gumball Green, Whisper White, Be of Good Cheer DS
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Big Shot, Ornament Punch, Northern Flurries Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Scallop Polka Dots Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Basic Pearls

Monday, October 29, 2012

Today is the Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular

Do Not Miss Out on this amazing sale!  15% OFF almost all Stamps and Stamp Sets*TODAY ONLY!

Visit my online store to take advantage!

*Does not include Hostess Sets, Bundled Stamp Sets, or Digital Stamp Brush Sets

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!

I am so excited! Stampin' Up! is doing a one-day sale on almost all of our stamp sets! Every single set is 15% off, on Monday ONLY. Look through our catalog and let me know which sets you need for Holiday projects, or any sets that have been on your wish list. Now is the time to order them!

Visit my online store to order or contact me!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Santa Gift Set

 I was given this cute set at a demonstrator run make-n-take event.  I was in love with it on first sight!  I replicated it at home and it makes a great gift set!  The three items are a notebook cover, anti-bacterial gift holder, and a 3" x 3" card.

When you open the notbook cover, you see the decorated top as well!  Here are some guidelines for you so you can make this.  I am giving it as a Thanksgiving gift to track notes and gifts!

Cut Real Red cardstock to 8-1/2” x 10-3/4” and score it widthwise at 5-1/2” and 5-1/4” for the cover
Cut Basic Black cardstock to 10-3/4 x 1-1/2 and score it widthwise at 5-1/2” and 5-1/4” for the belt
Cut Candlelight Christmas DS to 5” x 2-1/4” and score it lengthwise at 1” and 1-1/4” for the notebook top

The Anti-bacterial Gift Holder looks complicated but is quite easy.  Here are some guidelines.  This makes great office and neighbor gifts!

Cut Real Red cardstock to 12” x 2-3/4” and score widthwise at 3”, 4”, 7-1/2”, 8-1/2”, 10-3/4”, and 11-5/8”

In the second to last section you scored (the last section will be a small ¼” strip, punch a hole in the middle with the ¾” Circle Punch or cut a square out.  This will be where the anti-bacterial top will come through.

Put adhesive on the outside of the end ¼” strip and adhere it to the back so that the cardstock makes a square.

The buckle will hang over the edge.

Adhere one side of the Velcro behind the buckle.  Place the opposite side of the Velcro on top of the first side.  Close the lid so it creates a square edge on top and push the Velcro in place.  There will be Real Red showing on the bottom below the belt.

Stamp Set(s) - Tags Til Christmas
Card Stock - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glitter, Red Glitter, Candlelight Christmas DS
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - 1” Square Punch, Simply Scored, Scallop Square Punch, 1-1/4" Square Punch, 1” Circle Punch, ¾” Circle Punch, ½” Circle Punch, Velcro, 5” x 7” notepad, Dimensionals, pocket anti-bacterial

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Leaves

I just arrived home last week from visiting Chicago.  It was cold!  But my husband and I did get to have a taste of Fall and the changing of the seasons which was nice.  We got to explore the city some and also visit family.  It doesn't get better than that :)

I found this card on Stampin' Connection, an excellent idea resource for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  I liked the simplicity of the card and the natural colors.  However, if you wanted to change it up, it would look good with a leaf in any of the fall colors.

Stamp Set(s) - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Wonderfall
Card Stock - Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Autumn Accents Die, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, 1" Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Glue Dots

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall is Here

Fall has arrived (in most states).  So I have a few Fall cards for you before I dive head first into Christmas.  This card uses the ever so popular layering technique.  These cards are quick and fun!  Cut all your cardstock first.  Lay the three sheets of Whisper White on top of each other without the Bravo Burgundy.  You can use temporary tape to hold in place.  Stamp your leaves on all three layers simultaneously.  There will be a slight gap of white but your layers of Bravo Burgundy will cover that up!

Stamp Set(s) - Wonderfall, Kindness Matters
Card Stock - Barvo Burgundy, Whisper White
Ink - More Mustard, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories - Linen Thread, Neutrals Designer Buttons

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bootiful Monsters

I found this card in my Google Reader and thought I would try it out!  It was a little more complicated than I expected and my class attendees I think were wishing I went a little more simple, live and learn.

I used the Diagonal Plate with my Simply Scored to figure out the angles for the corner and then used the Finishing Touches Edgelits to cut them.

Stamp Set(s) - Googly Ghouls
Card Stock - Whisper White, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Simply Scored, Diagonal Plate

Monday, October 8, 2012

Witches, Goblins, Spooks Oh My!

Another Card CASEd from Stampin' Connection.  I am having a LOT of fun this year with Halloween Cards!  It mostly stems from my LOVE of the Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Paper!  And of course the googly eyes *Smile*.  This is another fairly simple and straight forward card.  I had to add some bling with the new Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details by outlining the label.  Cuteness!

Stamp Set(s) - Toxic Treats
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DS, More Mustard
Ink - StazOn Black, Tangerine Tango marker
Accessories - Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, Dimensionals

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Halloween Birthday Banners

This card is a case from a card I fell in love with on Stampin' Connection.  This is a site exclusive to demonstrators where 100s of gorgeous creations are shared!  I loved its simplicity and how it could be a subtle Halloween card or a great October birthday card!  Notice that the "clothesline" that the flags hang from is actually drawn on!  Saves you from having to thread each of the banners, though you could still do it that way if you are truly motivated!  I know my class attendees were VERY happy I didn't have them do that again *Smile*.

Stamp Set(s) - Affection Collection, Mixed Medley
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DS
Ink - Tangerine Tango, StazOn Black, Black Marker
Accessories - 3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Pennant Punch, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Glue Dots, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon

Monday, October 1, 2012

3x3 Googly Halloween

This cute little 3" x 3" card is great for Halloween treats you may give to family or friends.  This card is my first use of the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark ink pad found in the Holiday Mini.  After I ran the Old Olive through the Big Shot with the Spider Web Embossing Folder, I rubbed it directly on the ink pad lightly.  This allowed the Glimmer to just accent the raised parts.  I think it is a great addition to the card!

Stamp Set(s) - Googly Ghouls
Card Stock - Elegant Eggplant, Basic, Black, Old Olive, Whisper White, Tango Tangerine, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DS
Ink - Basic Black, Old Olive, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark
Accessories - Big Shot, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Googly Eyes, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch