Monday, September 30, 2013

Animal Talk Frog Card

Good morning!  This card is one of my absolute favorites!  I was lucky enough to receive one at Stampin' Up!'s convention this year as a swap.  I love, love, love this card.  I love the design, I love the stamp framed under a circle window, I love the colors, and I love the hexagon embossed background.

This card uses the Animal Talk stamp set #132569  $26.95 for wood and #126392  $18.95 for clear.  This is not a set I would typically use, but after I saw this card, I thought, hmmmm, maybe I would use the frog at least.

I love how the person used the stampin' write markers to color the frog and letters.  It adds so much to the card and yet it's such a little thing!  The card is simple, but it's fun, and I think it wouldn't take much to make quite a few of them at the same time.   I'd love to give credit to who made it, but there's no name on the back.  If you know who made it, let me know, and I'd be happy to include their name here.  Thanks for looking today!  See you tomorrow!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tag It stamp set and Birthday Basics Card

Hello!  Today's post is another birthday card.  This card is made with Stampin' Up!'s birthday basics designer series paper, the tag it stamp set, and the 3/8'' stitched grosgrain ribbon in raspberry ripple.  I colored the stamp with the markers, stamped the image on very vanilla card stock, then cut it out with the chalk talk framelits and popped it up on dimensionals.  Easy!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Label Love Tri fold Birthday Card

Hello!  This is a card I love because it's a little bit versatile.  I made this card with my friend Mayra, and she made another version of this that was a gift card holder with a bow on the outside.  I'm going to be making one of those soon and will post that once it's done.  This card is a tri-fold card and stays closed with a belly band.  I covered the closure on the belly band with a punched out Happy Birthday to you greeting from the Label Love stamp set and the matching artisan label punch, mounted on a scallop circle embossed in the polka dot embossing folder.  I added two little ribbon strips of paper under neath to make it look like a ribbon.  The card is embossed with the square lattice embossing folder.  The designer series paper used on this card is the soho subway paper, and the card stock colors are island indigo, summer starfruit, and very vanilla.   

Hope you liked today's card!  Be sure to check back for the gift card variation of this card using the bow bigz die from Stampin' Up!'s holiday catalog.  I can't wait to show you!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Merry Little Christmas Simply Sent Card Kit

Good morning!  My post will be short today because I'm exhausted and I have a HUGE to-do list and not enough time to do all of it in.  This card is made using Stampin' Up!'s Merry Little Christmas Simply Sent card kit from their holiday catalog.  I love the card and I love the stamp even more, because whenever I read the little phrase, I start singing that christmas song in my head and it makes me excited for christmas/puts me in a good mood!  I love fall because it's the best time of year-great weather, fun holidays to look forward to, etc…  This card kit is great because it's only $9.95, and you get everything you need to make 8 cards with matching lined envelopes.  So classy!  This card kit is perfect for everyone!  I had so much fun putting the cards together in less than 30 minutes-a necessity for me with my son the super short napper!  I'll be making up little tiny goody bags when it gets closer to christmas to hand out to neighbors/friends/people I visit teach and people at church to go with my cute and simple cards!  I'll post a picture of those once I make them up.  I'll stick in a nice home made treat, wrap it up and add a cute matching tag.  Check back for that coming up!  The colors used for this card are costal cabana, real red, gum ball green and whisper white.

So much for a 'short' post.  See you tomorrow!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

New photopolymer stamps from Stampin' Up!

Hello!  I'm excited to tell you that Stampin' Up! released two new photopolymer stamp sets last week and one this week.  I ordered the "Map It Out" set already and can't wait to get it!  Here are the two that  were released last week.

'Map It Out' stamp set   #134620   $13.95

'Greetings From' stamp set  #134621   $13.95

And here's the halloween one that was released yesterday!  So fun!

As always, you can purchase these stamps and any other Stampin' Up! supplies in my online store, and have them shipped directly to you!  Visit my shop and view all of Stampin' Up!'s photopolymer sets.  There are lots of great ones!!!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Label Love card

Good morning.  This card is another one I made with my friend Mayra.  I love the color scheme of crushed curry, costal cabana, basic gray and whisper white.  And I always love chevron patterns!  This card has a few different layers, but I love how easy it was to put together.  Simple but fun.

The crushed curry patterned paper is from the eastern elegance designer series paper pack, the basic gray is from the neutrals designer series paper stack, and the costal cabana is a piece of embossed cardstock.  The label 'just for you' is stamped twice-I stamped one in costal cabana and cut out in a rectangle shape, then I stamped another one in crushed curry, punched it out with the matching artisan label punch, and placed my costal cabana greeting over the top of my crushed curry greeting.  You could also use markers to save time and paper.  Just a thought. 

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tag It stamp set

Good morning!  I have a quick post for you.  My parents have been sick the last week and a half, so I wanted to give them a little something to say 'get well'.  I came up with this little box from Stampin' Up!'s Tag A Bag Gift Box set, and the Tag It stamp set.  These little boxes are soooooo cute and really fun to use, decorate and give away.  The kit comes with 8 boxes, pre scored acetate sleeves and measure 6 7/8'' x 2 1/8'' x 2 1/2''.  They are so neat.

 I made a birthday one that I fell in love with so much I couldn't give it away.  I'll share that another day.  I stamped some basic gray cardstock with the get well stamp in basic gray (you could use versamark ink too), cut and scored it to match the dimensions of the box, and slid it in between the box and the acetate sleeve.  I filled the box with some snickerdoodles (one of my dad's favorite kind of cookies), tied the box up with some real red grosgrain ribbon (retired, sorry!), added some baker's twine and the tag, and was done!  I colored the stamp with markers to get the different colors.  I used basic gray, real red and midnight muse.  Easy, cute and fun!

See you tomorrow!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Paper Pumpkin

Hello!  Last week I got my paper pumpkin in the mail and I was so excited!  For $19.95 a month, here's what you can get (shipping is included).

You get a different set of supplies each month to make a project that takes 30 minutes or less.  It's a nice little escape for anyone and everyone!  Sometimes you just need a little break from cleaning, studying, working, the kids, paying bills, doing laundry, etc.  You can do the kit whenever you need a little escape, or whenever you have time, if you're busy like me.  It's also a great thing to take along to your appointments, (doctor's, dentist, hair, etc.) and do while you're waiting, or take along to sports events, camping, etc.  The possibilites are endless, and the point is, this monthly kit is easy to make where ever you find yourself, it's fun, and inexpensive!  Everything you need comes in this little box, including instructions and a picture

- just tuck in your favorite adhesive, and you're ready to craft wherever you go!

I'm not the only one who was excited to open this box up when we got home from the mail box...

My son carried the box home and I practically had to rip it from his hands to open it.  Then he climbed up in my chair and sat down and was ready to help.  Good little guy!  

Here's what I made with my kit.  I only changed the cards slightly.  I pretty much followed the instructions, just added a few punched circles to step it up a tad.  

The mustache stamp is from A Fitting Occasion stamp set, stamped on a 1'' whisper white circle and I layered it on top of a tempting turquoise 1 1/8'' circle.  Easy!

Enjoy, and I'll be back tomorrow!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Season of Style This and That Planner

Hello.  This project is a planner that I'm doing a class on.  Stampin' Up! sells this as a planner, and I filled in the pages I would use to plan Christmas this year, and the pages I wouldn't use, I turned into scrapbook pages.  When Christmas is over, I'll turn the rest of the pages into scrapbook pages as well, and give it as a gift to someone.  The planner comes with pages already for you to fill in, with 4 calendar pages, christmas card lists, gift lists for family, friends, and neighbors, party planning pages, note pages, and inspiration pages where you can tape in ideas torn from magazines, recipe books, and more.  And it also comes with 2 cute envelopes for you to stuff little things in, as well as pockets on the inside of the front and back cover.  Here's what I've done with it.

This will definitely make my christmas much more organized, and it's all in one place!  I can keep my lists here, my calendar from now until January, receipts, coupons and anything else dealing with Christmas right here.  I carry it around with me so that I can keep track of my days, and if I have an idea while I'm out, I just jot it down in here.  So handy!  I think I need one of these for every year!!!!  Enjoy.  I'll be back tomorrow with a paper pumpkin post!  I got mine in the mail on Thursday.  Check back to see what I did with mine!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Circle Thinlits Birthday Card

Good morning! I have a card to share today using the new thin lits dies!  Those are so fun!  They are thin little dies that make moving cards.  There are two so far, the circle and the label thin lits.  Here is a sample of a circle card.  I made this last week with my friend Mayra.  She always comes up with the cutest projects!  I have tons of projects to show that I've made thanks to her.  Stay tuned to keep seeing them.

We used the circle thin lits die, the largest scallop punch Stampin' Up! sells, and the nesting cirlce punch that fits inside the scallop circle punch, the birthday basics designer series paper, the cycle celebration stamp set, the yippee skippee stamp set, and the birthday hat is from another set, but I forgot what it's called.  It's one of those sets that goes with the petite pennants punch.  You'll know what I'm talking about....  The colors I used are raspberry ripple, very vanilla, bermuda bay, and crushed curry.  
I love this card, and I'm sure you'll love the thin lits once you see all the cards Stampin' Up! made to show at convention this summer.  After you see them, you'll want these thin lits!  Enjoy, I'll be back tomorrow with another project!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Label Love card

Hello!  My post today is a card made with the label love stamp set and matching artisan label punch.  I love this stamp set!  The images are so cute, and I love the style of them.  This is another versatile stamp set, because it the set has 7 stamps, and they range from birthday, friend, baby, for you, Mr. & Mrs., blank, and a to/from tag.  And, bonus-it has a coordinating punch, so you don't have to fussy cut (or hand cut for those who have never heard of the term fussy-cut).  So nice, and a great time saver!  I also used the designer series paper stack in neutrals, for the gray chevron strip of paper, the quatrefancy specialty designer series paper for the strawberry slush strip, with the little flag end cut out, and the modern mosaic embossing folder on the pistachio pudding piece of card stock.  A pretty simple card, I think.  I made this at my friend and uplink, Mayra's house one night.  Thanks for the card Mayra!

Enjoy and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Simply Stars Birthday Card

Hello again!  The card I want to share with you is made with one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up!  This is the simply stars stamp set, and it comes with four different star stamps in two different sizes.  I love this set because you can use the stars for various things-cards, scrapbooking, crafts, gifts, etc, and the set is versatile in another way-you can use it for New Year's projects, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Christmas, birthdays, or anything else.  You can't get much more than that out of one set.  Pretty good deal if you ask me!  The colors I used for this card are whisper white, cherry cobbler, and midnight muse.   The little flags on the right side of the card were cut with a hexagon punch, from one long 1/4'' strip of paper.  I just inserted the paper in one of the corners and punched out the little flag.  Much easier than free handing it if you ask me!  I always mess up when I free hand those little flags, so a hexagon or square punch is a must have for me.  I popped up the stars on stampin' dimensionals, added rhinestones to the centers, and that was pretty much it.  The wish big stamp is retired, sorry, but you could add any greeting stamp that you want, since you could use this card for several different kinds of occasions.

Enjoy, and I'll be back tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Make a Wish Stamp Set

Hello.  This card is a case from Stampin' Up!'s annual idea book and catalog.  I loved this card when I saw it, so I knew I had to make it.  At the time that I made the card, I didn't have the stamp set Yippee-Skippee!, so I used the Make a Wish stamp set instead, and I liked the card just as much!  I stamped the Make a Wish stamp several times in Crushed Curry ink on Crushed Curry cardstock and used the decorative label punch to punch out a window, then used it as a frame over the same image stamped on whisper white cardstock.  I ran my soft suede card base through the big shot with my woodgrain embossing folder to add a little texture.  I love the card and hope you do too!

I'll be back again tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Truly Grateful CASE

This card is a case from Stampin' Up!'s holiday catalog.   I saw this card and instantly loved it!  It's using the Truly Grateful stamp set, Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, and the new Witches' Brew Designer Washi tape.  I love that stuff!  And I used Stampin' Up!'s note cards and envelopes set, so the card was a breeze!

Enjoy.  I'll be back tomorrow!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Simply Stars Tea Lights and Box

Hello.  This project is something we made at a class I taught.  I was so excited when I thought of the project, and it was relatively easy, except for the box, because sometimes I struggle with dimensions and making things up from scratch, but once I had the dimensions for the box, it was easy to duplicate and easy to teach and share.  To make the tea lights, stamp an image on tissue paper (preferably white). Punch a small hole in the middle of your stamped image (to fit over the top of the wick of your tea light), then punch out your image with a circle punch.  I used a 1 3/8'' circle punch to punch out my stamped image.  (Before you punch out either of your circles, I would recommend backing your tissue paper up with a piece of scratch paper like binder paper, newspaper, or printer paper to make the punching easier and come out cleaner.)  Then take your 1 3/8'' circle stamped image, place it on a tea light, putting the wick through your 1/16th of a hole, and then using a heat gun, heat the tea light until the wax has melted and the whole piece of tissue paper is wet with wax.  Turn off your heat gun and let the tea light solidify again, and you're done.  I made three different colors and put them in a little box to give as a gift.  I tied it off with real red grosgrain ribbon and attached a punched out star and tied that on with some baker's twine.  I also made another box and used the natural trim from Stampin' Up! instead of the real red grosgrain ribbon, and I really liked the look of that with the colors I used.  The box is made out of midnight muse card stock.  I also stamped the box with stars inked in versamark ink, for a little bit of decoration that wouldn't detract too much from the tea lights.  Easy, fun and I think it's impressive!

Enjoy.  I'll see you tomorrow!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Thanksgiving Scrapbook/Journal

This is a project I'm in the process of making.  It's for a class I'm holding next month, and I am excited to show you what I've done so far.  I've gotten the pages cut, put in the book, the front and back pages covered, and I've decorated the front cover.  Next, I need to do the inside, but until then, here's what I have so far!

I'll post more pictures of this project as I complete the inside.  Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Truly Grateful Card

This is a card I made at a party hosted by my friend and upline, Mayra.  I love the card and have used this stamp set so much already, and it isn't even November yet!  I won this set for free at Stampin' Up!'s convention this July, but even if I hadn't won it, I would have bought it because I love it!  I love making projects that help me reflect on things I'm grateful for, because I have so many things to be thankful for!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project.  See you then!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Another Six Sided Sampler Card

I hope you're not tired of cards using the set Six Sided Sampler, because I just love this set!  The card today is a little like the one yesterday, but it's a horizontal card rather than a vertical card.  Hope you enjoy the simplicity of it!  I'll be back again tomorrow, with something other than a six sided sampler project, I promise!  Enjoy.  Sorry for the short post, I have lots of things on my to do list for today!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Six Sided Sampler Card

I have another stamped project to share using the six sided sampler stamp set.  I just love this set.  The hexagons are such a fun shape, and I love that it has a matching punch, but if you don't have the punch, have no fear-the hexagon shape is so easy to cut out by hand, you could do without the punch!  This card is made with subtle colors, which are some of my favorites.  I used basic gray, pear pizzaz, pool party, and whisper white.  I tied off the card with some twine, added three rhinestones, and I was done! I'm all about simple!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hello Lovely and Gorgeous Grunge

Hello.  This card is one that I came up with on the fly. At Stampin' Up!'s convention that I went to this year, we got quite a few projects called make and takes, that we could make while at convention and take home to share with our friends and customers, or we could take them home and make them later.  I chose to take them home and make later, because I had a lot of stuff I wanted to do at Convention, so a little while ago, I sat down at home to make my projects.  The projects come in a little kit.  They have a picture of what you will make, all the supplies (except for stamps, ink and adhesive-but we were given all the stamp sets needed while at convention-FUN!!) to make the project, and step by step instructions to make it.  I wanted to do something a little different than what was on the picture but I didn't know what at first, so I just started playing with the stuff, and this is what turned out.  I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the background, and the Hello Lovely stamp set for the greeting.  I love Stampin' Up!'s card kits!  It's nice having cards already pre-cut and scored and with matching envelopes!  It gives me a little extra crafting time since I don't have to cut and score the cards myself.  So nice!  The colors I used for this project are basic gray, baja breeze, daffodil delight, calypso coral and crisp cantaloupe.  I cut a small piece from the designer series paper stack in the in colors and made my little flag, and cut the arrows out and the rectangle greeting, popped things up with my stampin' dimensionals, and that was it!

See you again tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set and a Milk Carton

Hello!  I made this little thank you gift for a friend of mine.  She's also a customer of mine and has referred a few people to me and I wanted to make her something to let her know I appreciate her telling her friends about me.  This was made from a milk carton a friend gave me.  I covered it with paper from the gingham garden designer series paper, added a flower punched from the blossom flower punch in melon mambo, layered a few circles also from the gingham garden dsp, topped it with a button, added a thanks greeting from the six sided sampler stamp set, cut out the little flags, added some ribbon, filled it with Hershey Kisses, and I was done.  A quick and fun gift!

I'll be back tomorrow with another stamped project.  See you then!