Tuesday, June 4, 2019

New Catalog!!!

Hello! The 2019-2020 annual Stampin' Up! catalog is up and running! For various reasons there are just a few of items that will not be available to order for awhile. While this may be a slight disappointment, I truly appreciate that SU! takes quality as seriously as they do. Here's the list:

1. Sail Away Trinkets (item (149482)
2. Petal Pink 5/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon (item 149441)
3. Botanical Tags Dies (item 146824)
4. Purple Posy Classic Stampin' Pad (item 150084)
5. Purple Posy Classic Stampin' Ink Refill (item 150091)

You can check out the new catalog online here. I have also added it the left side of my blog, just click on the photo of the catalog. Have fun!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Stitched Nested Labels Dies

Hello! I have been having so much fun with the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies, they will be available on June 4th, that I just had to share my latest project. I saw a bird house made by fellow demonstrator, Mag la Blonde, which I cased. Since I had so many requests for instructions I decided to make another one and post here. One thing lead to another and instead of a birdhouse, I ended up with a dog house! lol. I am so excited. It has been so fun making these two 3D items.  Here it is...

LOL. How cute is this? I used the Happy Tails and Bella & Friends (this set will be retiring June 3rd) stamp sets along with the Dog Builder Punch. The dogs were colored with Light and Dark Smokey Slate Stampin' Blends.

I cut two of the 2nd largest Nested Labels. On the front piece (right side) I used the 3rd smallest to make the door.

For the side pieces I cut two 2 3/4" x 6 pieces. The were scored the long way at 1/4" on each side. Turn and score at 1 1/4", flip it to the other end and score at 1 7/8". Trim off the 4 pieces you don't need to make the tab for gluing.

 The roof is easy, just cut one piece and score down the center.

Next glue all the pieces together. The longer flaps go on the bottom of the house. The roof goes on last of course. I glued it to the top of the two side flaps.

Here's a slightly different view. My little Lucy looks a lot like Bella, the dog in the house. Yes, she often is in the dog house!!! lol Sorry, couldn't resist. She's a sweetie though and was my inspiration for this project.

I thought I would share the birdhouse I made using the Free As A Bird stamp set that will also be in the new catalog which goes live on June 4, 2019. It is a lovely set, and you should see the coordinating DSP!! Lovely, simply lovely.

Well, that's it for today. I hope I have inspired some of you to give this a try. Thank you so very much for stopping by.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Collar Fun Fold #DOSWTS314

Hello! It has been quite awhile since I have joined a blog hop and thought it was about time I did. This challenge is so fun, and very easy to do. Also a great way to use that DSP!

All you need is a piece of DSP, I cut mine 4" x 5 1/4". In the center at the top I cut a slit down 1 1/2" and then folded the paper back so it looks like a collar! Easy, right?! You can cut the slit anywhere on the DSP, it doesn't even have to be centered. This Animal Expedition DSP will be retiring next month, and of course I have been hoarding it, so I thought I would use it for today's card. The stamped images are from the Animal Outing stamp set. I am happy to report that this will be carrying over to the new catalog on June 4th. I was so pleased with how cute this card turned out.

Thank you so very much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed our blog hop!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

#DOswts310 Chevron Folding Stamping Inspiration Hop

Hello! The STARS have a fun blog hop today. I had never heard of chevron folding before, and let me tell you not only is it easy, but a great way to use up all those DSP scraps!

I used the Painted Seasons stamp set, Four Seasons Framelits Dies and the Painted Seasons DSP. The stamp set and DSP can be earned for free, and the coordinating framelits can be purchased,  until the end of the month when Sale-A-Bration ends.

Pieces of DSP are cut into 1" x 2 1/2" strips and each corner is folded over toward one another. It took 5 strips of DSP to make this card. I really wanted to glue those folded corners down, but I think you are supposed to leave them loose. lol

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired to make your own chevron fold card!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

#DOswts309 Texture Folder Stamping Inspiration Hop

Hello! The STARS have a fun inspiration hop for you today using Texture Impressions Embossing Folders.

For my card I took my Crumb Cake stamp pad and rubbed it back and forth across the raised side of the embossing folder. Then I spritzed my 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, placed it inside the folder, and ran it through my Big Shot. Look how pretty it turned out! Not only do you have texture, but a bit of extra color too.

I've seen so many stampers use this folder with the Home To Roost stamp set that I just had to give it a try! I'm glad I did,  look how pretty this card turned out. 

Stamp Set: Home To Roost
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Stampin' Blends
Ribbon: Crumb Cake Nature's Twine
Extra: Big Shot, Tin Tile Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope the STARS have inspired you to try something a little different with your embossing folders!!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Valentine Candy Gift Bag

Hello! The STARS have another fun blog hop for you today, Valentine Candy Packaging. For every holiday I package candy for little treats, but I have to admit that I really love Valentine Candy, so this was right up my alley! 

I had all kinds of ideas and finally settled on using a tool that I don't pull out too often, the Gift Bag Punch Board. This tool is so easy to use and there are all kinds of sizes. Since I wanted a shorter bag, I cut my cardstock 4" x 10" and used the small bag scoring lines.

The finished size of this sweet little bag is 2 3/4" wide x 2 5/8" tall x 2" deep. I used the Meant To Be stamp set, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, All My Love DSP, and Flirty Flamingo All My Love Ribbon to decorate it. This turned out so cute I think I will make a few more!

Stamp Set: Meant To Be
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Gift Bag Punch Board
Ribbon: Flirty Flamingo

Thank you so much for stopping by. I sincerely hope you enjoyed our blog hop!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

Hello! It's that time of year again, Sale-A-Bration!!!  This is when you can earn free Stampin' Up! product by placing an order. The more you spend the more you can earn. How fun is that?! The STARS are having a special Blog Hop today showing you some of the free products we were able to earn. I couldn't resist making a 8 x 8 inch sampler to frame using some of my free products.

Isn't this cute? This will really cheer up my kitchen. First I will tell you that the stamp set I used, Tea Together, along with the Gingham DSP, can be found in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. One of the free Sale-A-Bration items is the beautiful Organdy Highland Heather ribbon, it comes with four other fabulous colors and is yours free with a $50 purchase. The other free item I earned with a $100 purchase was the Tea Time Framelits Dies. That's right, the framelits were free!!! I just love how they cut out the teapot, cup as well as several flowers and leaves. I plan on having a lot of fun with these items!

Stamp Set: Tea Together
Paper: Highland Heather, Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP
Ink: Highland Heather & Tuxedo Black Memento ink pads. Highland Heather & Granny Apple
        Green Stampin' Blends
Ribbon: Highland Heather Organdy
Big Shot: Tea Time Framelits Dies

I hope you enjoyed our blog hop today. I'd love to help you place an order so you can earn some of the fabulous Sale-A-Bration items as well.

New Catalog!!!

Hello! The 2019-2020 annual Stampin' Up! catalog is up and running! For various reasons there are just a few of items that will not be a...