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.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

DSC#293 Cauldron Bubble

Hello! For this week's challenge I am featuring the new colors Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green. As soon as I saw these two I immediately thought of Halloween. Imagine my glee when I saw they were two of the colors in the new Toil & Trouble Suite that is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog coming out September 5th! Here's a sneak preview...

My first project with this suite was this 8" x 8" shadow box sampler. All of the images cut out with the Cauldron Framelits Dies are from the coordinating Toil & Trouble DSP except for the two ghosts and the frog, these three were stamped and colored using the new Watercolor Pencils Assessment 2. Look at the pretty ribbon on the top left, it's called Glittered Organdy Ribbon. I love the Black Foil Paper that I used for the web in the upper right corner. Everything in this suite is fabulous! 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Sure hope you enjoyed this week's blog hop!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

DSC#292 Flourishing Phrases

Hello! This week's challenge made me think of cookies and I was originally going to use the Cookie-Cutter Christmas set and make a Christmas card. Then I was inspired by my fabulous upline, Dawn Olchefske, to make a card using the colors in the oven mitt. I'm pretty excited at how cute this card turned out! 

I fussy cut out the flowers and leaves from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and mounted them on a black layer. I wish you could see the black cardstock, I tried and tried to take photos but they wouldn't  turn out. I used the new Subtle Embossing Folder and I have to say it is gorgeous! It's adds just the perfect amount of texture. The edges of my card were stamped with the Around the Corner stamp set.  This set is so cool, I definitely need to use it more often.

Stamp Sets: Flourishing Phrases, Around the Corner
Ink: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Jet Black StazOn
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Animal Outing Pizza Boxes

Hello! I needed a couple of gift card holders for baby gifts and here's what I came up with.

First I spritzed Mini Pizza Boxes (144645) with Pool Party ink and rubbing alcohol using a Stampin' Spritzer (126185). Then I decorated them using the Animal Outing stamp set (146600), Animal Friends Thinlits Dies (146823), and the Animal Expedition DSP (146902). I loved the Leaf Ribbon (146905), it is so soft and easy to work with.

Not sure which design I like better. Both of them were colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.

I even added a little decoration to the inside!

That's it for today, thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

DSC#291 Abstract Impressions

Hello! I think these new showCASE challenges are becoming my favorite! I used the Abstract Impressions stamp set to make my card today.

I love everything about this turned out much better than I was hoping it would! I started with one of the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards in Blackberry Bliss. I used Blackberry Bliss and Shaded Spruce inks to stamp the flowers, leaves and sentiment. The ribbon is Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet, but doesn't it look great on this card? The Banner Triple punch was used to make the sentiment layer. Check out the envelope...I remembered to stamp on it too!!! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Butterfly Wreath

Hello! I thought it was about time to take off the red, white and blue stars from my grapevine wreath and replace them with butterflies. I've seen so many flying around the pond by our condo that it gave me the idea that our front door could use some.

I used the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies and three sheets from the Garden Impressions 6" x 6" DSP pack along with their coordinating colors - Calypso Coral, Mango Melody and Shaded Spruce to make them.

Here's a close up - much easier to see the colors! I adhered the two layers together with a small Dimensional and attached them to the wreath with a glue dot. The idea to make them in two layers came from the annual's full of fabulous ideas.

Thanks for stopping by!

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,...