Saturday, October 31, 2009
I used the "Beary Best Friends" stamp set that is in the Stampin' Up! holiday mini catalog, the designer series paper, Pawsitively Prints, also in the mini catalog, certainly celery - whisper white-pretty in pink cardstock, pretty in pink - Creamy Caramel - Blush Blossom - Basic Gray markers, 1/4" pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon, retired button and used cuddlebug to emboss the white at bottom.
Thanks so much for looking.
Friday, October 30, 2009
I really like how this bag turned out. I made it last Friday night to put a stamp set in for one of my customers that was Hosting a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack at her home. I put a Stampin' Up! stamp set in the bag. I also used retired Christmas DSP and a Stampin' Up! retired Stamp Set for the Tag. I think it is called "Tags and More". The way I make most of my bags are by measuring the item that goes into the bag and adding what the width and height are and then cutting the DSP to the proper size. Of course I add extra to the height to turn down and show the other side of the paper. For this one I think the width was seven inches and the height was six inches. The depth was about 1". So I cut two pieces of DSP to measure 10 X 9-1/2. On the 10" side across top of cutter, I scored at 1-1/2 and 8-1/2. On the 9" side across the top, I scored at the 1-1/2 and the 7-1/2. The 1-1/2 is the bottom and the other you will turn down the top 2". Then you adhere the sides of each piece together making sure top is even with fold down. Then fold up for the bottom pieces. Add handle and tag and you are done. Thanks so much for looking.
I just love these quick and easy treat holders. They are so easy to make and I made them last night for the girls at work. You use cardstock cut 4-1/4 X 11 and you score at 1-1/2, 5-1/2, and 7. Then fold and decorate as you like. I have seen them made for Christmas, Easter and Halloween and even baby showers. Makes a cute little treat for any occasion.
With these I used the Pumpkin Pie and Perfect Plum Cardstock. For the DSP, I used Cast-A-Spell and for the stamps, I used Sweet Centers and Twick or Tweet. Way too cute. Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
My daughter was helping give a baby shower this weekend and so I helped her get ready for it. As you can see the theme was Wild About You. I love that stamp set and hated that it retired. It is one I will probably always hold on to. Anyway, she actually is going to use the onesies as a banner held up with small clothes pins, but she made them into a card and stamped Thank you on the inside so they could be used as thank you cards after the shower. I thought that was a great idea. We got the instructions here, which we found the site from splitcoast stampers, and used So Saffron card stock and classic ink, and Certainly Celery card stock and classic ink. Also to make the neckline and leg holes we used the 1-3/8" round punch and used that punch for the animal on the card. Round Scallop punch was also used.
The treat bags were made with the same items:
Wild About You stamp set
Certainly Celery & So Saffron card stock and classic ink. Added a touch of bashful blue cardstock. 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon. Scallop edge punch, 1-3/8" round punch and scallop round punch.
You can also find the tutorial to this box here at splitcoast stampers.
She also decided to make a diaper cake. Is this not cute. She used the same stamp set again to decorate around the cake. Wide green ribbon came from AC Moore and I am unsure of where she purchased the Giraffe, but it could not have matched better. She also added the green ribbon to the giraffe. It was absolutely too cute. Hopefully this will give you ideas for your next baby shower gathering.
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
I did some work last week on candles, which I have only did once before, trying to get some gift ideas. I think they turned out really one. One stamp set I used was the Patterned Pines which is a hostess gift from Stampin' Up!'s Christmas mini catalog. If you look at my previous post, you will see I have used it quite a bit since I received it. The other stamp set is one I have had for quite some time and thought it was a good size to put on the candles. It thought they turned out quite well. I may see if one of my workshop groups would like to do the candles for a class. They are really easy.
I used the classic inks on these which are basic brown, real red and always artichoke. For the stars I used Summer Sun.
Click here to see a tutorial for stampin on candles.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I am just loving this shimmer paint. It really brightens up a Christmas Card. I worked some last night with my downline to help her get a Christmas card class together. I wish I had took some pictures of some of the cards we put together, but I did not think about it until she left. But after she left, I knew I still had to get ready for a workshop on Tuesday and for a card class on Saturday (next week). So I needed to put together 1 more easy card for Tuesday night. Well I made 4 cards before I came up with the one we will do on Tuesday if we have time after making the box. Of course, this is not the one, because what I first had I did not like so I started adding. I do like the finished product, but it takes a little more time to make than we will have time. But I wanted to post it anyway just to show what you can do when you are just trying to be creative. It can always come together.
This is the view of the background which is on the Bordering blue cardstock which shows the snowflakes I added using the Champagne Mist Shimmer paint. I used the sponge daubers to put it right on the stamp and then stamped the image. I hope you can see the shimmer. I then used my spritz and spritzed the whole card with the shimmer paint. I am definitely going to purchase the other two shimmer paints. I just love the effect you get with the shimmer paint and I will be demoing that in my workshop on Tuesday.
Items used all stampin up products:
Stamp Set: Patterned Pines and Four the Holidays
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Whisper White
Classic Ink: Night of Navy
Craft Ink: White
Rhinestone brads, 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Champagne Mist Shimmer paint, Corner Rounder Punch.
Thanks for looking! Will post more later.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
As I said in my previous post, today is play time. When you are trying to get ready for workshops, card classes, etc., sometimes stampin becomes a job. You have to spend some time playing and doing what you like most. So that is what I have been doing today. I love this stamp set, but had only found a couple of cards I really liked when complete. Today, I looked at Stamping 411 and just fell in love with their sketch and knew this stamp set would work. The one to the right is the second one I did with the sketch, because the one below, I did not cut the last two sizes. After I was finished I noticed it was not quite the sketch, but I liked it also. Both look good and may be the cards I use for my Christmas Cards this year.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
My Way Punch, item # 110709, page 187 of the catalog, regular price $15.95 - sale Price 11.99.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Well I finally got my MOJO Monday done for the week and also incorporated the Pink Elephant. I was thinking it was going to be a difficult card, but it actually turned out pretty easy. I have a book of Christmas paper I bought maybe 2 Christmas' ago and decided to pull it out and use some of it. It is very seldom that I deviate from Stampin' Up! paper because I really like the quality of the paper. But, there are times when you just need to use up your old-old stash and so last night was the night. It actually matched very well with the Stampin Up card stock, Rose Red. So, I used Whisper white as the base and for the stamp and Rose Red for the background for the stamps. I stamped the image using Rose Red Classic Ink and used the 1/4" grosgrain rose red ribbon for the tag. The two stamp sets I used were Lace Snowflakes (very old set) and the new set Delightful Decorations. I also added some sparkle by embossing with Iridescent Ice. I did take a close up so you could see it better. Thanks so much for looking and hope you have a wonderful day.