Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Twisted Gift Card Holder

Hi!  I've seen these twisted cards everywhere and I love them.  What a great way to say Merry Christmas and include a gift card too!  We usually always give gift cards at Christmas and I'm always looking for different ways to package them.
The top of the ornament was heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and the fabulous new Heat Tool.  I also added a small pearl to the center of the ornament.
I watched a video on You Tube made by Kelly Gettelfinger to figure out how to make this.
First, score a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of card stock from one corner to the opposite.
Next, fold along the score line and score again at the half way point.  For me this was at 5 7/8".  Then decorate as you wish.  Adding the DSP was not easy for me!  I cut smaller pieces out the same way I scored the base.  
Here's the inside.  I'm sure I'll make more of these...I'm picturing a blue one with snow flakes.

Stamp Sets:  Ornament Keepsakes, Family Reunion, Tags til Christmas
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, VeryVanilla, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink & Markers:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Soft Suede
Punches:  Modern Label, Decorative Label
Extras:  Simply Scored, Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and have fun making your own "Twisted" card!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular

Wow!  Today is going to be awesome!!!  Stampin' Up! is having a sale on their stamps!
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets

Also, beginning on Monday the 29th they are offing free downloads!

You can order these items from my Stampin' Up! website by clicking here.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Winter Memories

Hello!  I love today's card made with the Winter Memories stamp set and the beautiful Snow Festival Designer Series Paper.  Isn't it bright and cheery?
I used my Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker to color the skate blade.  I love how shiny it looks.  It's hard to see in this photo, but I used Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the holly berries.

Stamp Sets:  Winter Memories, More Merry Messages
Paper:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Jet Black Stazon
Extras:  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Blender Pen, Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Another Candy Holder

Hi!  Have you tried the Godiva Mint Chocolate Pearls?  Oh, my gosh!!!!  They are so good.  I've decided to give some as little gifts for Christmas and of course I have to stamp something to wrap them in.  I got this idea from a Tic Tac cover I made a couple of years ago.
I used the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set to stamp on my 1" squares.  The edges of the two squares that arren't mounted on Real Red are sponged with Gumball Green Ink.  A red Sharpie marker was used to color pearl nose.

The Gumball Green card stock measures 3 1/2" x 4".  I scored it (with the 4" side at the top) at 1 3/4" and 2 5/8".

                     Here's a side view.The Soft Suede card stock is mounted with Dimensionals so the sweater ribbon would slide under it easier.

Stamp Set:  Jolly Bingo Bits
Paper:  Gumball Green, Real Red, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Ink:  Real Red, Soft Suede, Gumball Green
Punches:  1" Square, Postage Stamp
Extras:  Sponge, Whisper White 1/4" Sweater Trim, Dimensionals, Pearl Basic Jewels

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Two Tags

Hi!  Today is a quick post showing two gift tags I made with the Two Tag Bigz die.
I wish I would have used another pattern of DSP for this tag, these dots were too far apart...all the Primrose Petal ones are covered up! Oh well, next time.
I kept the inside simple.

I really like this one. I used a red Sharpie to color the pearl for his nose.

Stamp Sets:  Jolly Bingo Bits, Family Reunion, Tags til Christmas (the To & From)
Paper:  Gumball Green, Real Red, Whisper White, Primrose Petals
Ink:  Soft Suede, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals
Punches:  1" & 1 1/4" Circle, 1 1/4" & 1 3/4" Scallop
Ribbon:  Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin, White Baker's Twine, Linen Thread
Extras:  Big Shot, Two Tags Bigz Die, Glue Dots, Pearl Basic Jewels

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Two Tags Candy Bar Holder

Hello!  After seeing so many wonderful things created with the Two Tags Bigz die, I finally broke down and bought it, and boy have I been having fun with it.  Here's my first creation.
Aren't these guys cute?  I love them!! They are so very easy to make and they hold a fun size candy bar too!  
First, I to cut two of the tags and scored them both at 3/4".  Then I stamped the front of one with my retired Cold Play stamp set.
Next, I attached them together, stuck the candy bar inside and tied it with a piece of ribbon.  Then I made his hat using the Curly and Modern Label punches and attached it with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Easy, right?
Here's the side view.  I have a Kit Kat candy bar inside each one, but many different kinds will fit, especially if you change the scoring depth.

Stamp Set:  Cold Play (retired)
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Primrose Petals, Pumpkin Pie
Punches:  Curly Label, Modern Label
Ribbon:  Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin, Night of Navy 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain
Extras:  Big Shot, Two Tags Bigz, Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have fun making your own Two Tags Snowmen!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Snow Much Fun

Hello!  Todays card was easy and fun to make. I just love snowmen and I really like these two colors together.
I stamped the image with Jet Black Stazon ink and then colored it with my blender pen dabbed on my Wild Wasabi and Bashful Blue stamp pads. Because it was such a simple design and seemed a bit plain, I decided to run it through my Big Shot using the retired Snow Burst Embossing Folder.  I love the way it turned out.
Stamp Set:  Snow Much Fun
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Extras:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, White Baker's Twine,
             Blender Pen

Thank you for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Double Pocket Pouch

Hello!  Today I am sharing a fun project that I learned how to make from Dawn Olchefske.  Dawn gave me one of these at Convention this past summer and as soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect for Christmas.  After I took mine apart to figure out how to make it I thought...I bet Dawn has a video on her blog, and sure enough she does!  View it here.  Thanks Dawn!
Isn't this pouch cute?  I love the Snow Festival DSP!!  (Oops, I forgot to stick something in the pouch!) A Ghirardelli chocolate or gift card would fit nicely in there!! 

Here's the back.  I made a 3 x 3 card to put in this side.

Here's the coordinating card!  I'm thinking members of our family will be getting these for Christmas this year.  Isn't the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch the cutest??!!  Love it.

Stamp Sets:  Jolly Bingo Bits, More Merry Messages
Paper:  Whisper White, Snow Festival DSP, Gumball Green
Ink:  Soft Suede, Gumball Green
Markers:  Baja Breeze, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals
Punches:  1" Circle, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, Small Oval
Extras:  Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate, Gumball Green 1/4" Sweater Trim

Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to check out Dawn's video so you can get busy making some of these pouches yourself!  Have fun!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Field Flowers Card Holder

Hi!  Today's post is a fabulous card holder.  Unfortunately, I cannot for the life of me remember where I got this idea from.  I've spent days looking through the saved ideas on my computer and through stacks of papers.  So, if you are the person who came up with this idea please let me know so I can give you proper credit.  I'm thinking now that I need to do some organizing this week!  This has happened before...I always think I'll remember where I got an idea, and then...I don't.
I wasn't sure what I would think of this color combo that I got from my Color Coach, but I like it!  Here are the dimensions of the mats:  Daffodil Delight - 4" x 5 1/2", Cherry Cobbler - 3 3/4" x 5 1/4", Whisper White - 3 1/2" x 5".
The best thing about this card holder is that it is made from one 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock!  With the 11" side at the top I scored it at 5 1/4" and 5 3/4".  Then I turned the paper so the 8 1/2" side was at the top and scored it at 6 1/2".  As you can see I cut out the little piece between the bottom flaps.  I poked holes with my paper piercer and thread Night of Navy 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon through them.

The flaps were secured with Sticky Strip.  These pockets are not very deep, but I would think you could fit 3-4 cards, along with matching envelopes, in there.  So far I've only made one card for this, but I'm thinking that it would be nice to do a variety of cards (Birthday, Thank you, etc.) too, instead of all one design.  Great gift idea. 

Here's the matching card.  I sponge the stamped layer of Whisper White with Night of Navy ink.  The Daffodil Delight flower centers are mounted with glue dots.

Stamp Set:  Field Flowers
Paper:  Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobble, Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Extras:  Simply Scored, Paper-Piercing Tool and Mat, Night of Navy 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Winter Memories Sled

Hello.  I totally fell in love with the Winter Memories stamp set from the Holiday Mini.  The sled was fun to color and I like the way it looks mounted on the Holiday Frame Embossed image.
I tore the card stock around the stamped image and then sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  

I used Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the berries to give them some dimension.  I used my blender pen and Water Color Crayons to color the image (I went over the birds and bow a few times to achieve the darker color).

Stamp Set:  Winter Memories
Paper:  Cherry Cobble, Very Vanilla
Ink:   Jet Black Stazon, Soft Suede
Extras:  Big Shot, Holiday Frame Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details,

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cottage Christmas

Hello!  Today I have another Cottage Window card to share.  I used the tree and stocking from the Snow Much Fun stamp set to complete the card.
Love this one!  You can't see it, but I used a piece of Window Sheet in the window opening.  A blender pen dabbed onto ink pads was used to color the tree and stockings.

Stamp Sets:  Cottage Window, Snow Much Fun, More Merry Messages
Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Snow Festival DSP
Ink:  Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Jet Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Daffodil
Extras:  Window Sheet, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Autumn Treat Holder

Hello!  Today's post is a little treat holder that was so easy to make and can be adapted for any holiday or occasion.  I thought this would be cute for Thanksgiving, maybe even as a place card holder too.  It would be so easy to add a tag for a name.  I'm sure I'll be making something similar for Christmas!
Here's the template:
The card stock measures 3" x 7" (this could be changed to any size though).  I used the extra large oval punch for the window (I just eyeballed where to punch it).
Of course, I just had to use my favorite fall die (Autumn Accents) and stamp set (Wonderfall) to decorate!  I sponged the edges of the Riding Hood Red leaf and then crumpled it to give it some texture. I trimmed one end with one of the Adorning Accents Edgelits and stamped all over with the little leaf from the Lovely As a Tree stamp set.

Stamp Sets:  Lovely As a Tree, Wonderfall
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Ink:  Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red
Punch:  Extra Large Oval
Extras:  Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Square Lattice Embossing
             Folder, Glue dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Apothecary Art

Hello!  This card was made for my good friend Kathy, who's birthday just happens to be today.  Happy Birthday Kathy!
I love the colors More Mustard and Cajun Craze together and was very pleased with how this card turned out.  I colored the image with a blender pen dabbed onto my ink pads.  I ran the card base through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice folder and sponged the edges of the More Mustard layer with the same color ink.

Stamp Set:  Apothecary Art
Paper:  Whisper White, More Mustard, Cajun Craze
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive
Extras:  Big Shot, Labels Collections Framelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Sponge,

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Wonderfall Thanksgiving

Hello!  Todays card is one of my Thanksgiving cards.  I stamped the leaves onto Very Vanilla card stock, sponged it with Soft Suede Ink, and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. 
The pumpkin was made using three Large Oval punches.  The Tangerine Tango card stock was embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder before I punched it. 
For the pumpkin stem I used the Gumball Green Sweater Trim from the Holiday Mini tied with a piece of Linen Thread.

Stamp Set:  Wonderfall, More Great Greetings (retired)
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink:  Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry,
Punches:  Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Extras:  Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Gumball Green Sweater Trim, Linen Thread, 
             Sponges, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wonderfall Turkey Basket

Hello!  When I started playing with my Wonderfall stamp set the small polka dot leaf screamed 'turkey feathers' at me!  So, I got busy and here's what I came up with.  I'd seen many people using the Owl Builder punch for turkeys so I used that for my base.  I cut off the ears and replaced the Espresso feet with Pumpkin Pie ones.  The beak and waddle were punched with the leaf from the Bird Builder punch and of course I couldn't resist using the Googlies from the Holiday Mini for his eyes.
Isn't he cute?!!!  I love it when I get an idea and it comes out even better than I thought it would!  The box he is attached to was made with four of the Scallop Envelopes.  (They make the perfect little candy dish!)  The pumpkins are from the Cottage Window stamp set that I colored with a blender pen dabbed onto my Pumpkin Pie ink pad.

I entered this in a contest with my upline, Dawn Olchefske, and she liked it so much that she has made a video showing how to make the turkey!  How cool is that?!!  You can see her video here.

Stamp Sets:  Wonderfall, Cottage Window
Paper: Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive, Not
           Quite Navy
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Extras:  Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Googlies, Bird and Owl Builder Punches, Blender Pen,
             Dimensionals, Sponge

Thanks for much for stopping by today!

Friday, October 5, 2012


Hello!  I'm so excited about today's post!  It was so much fun to make.
 First, Karin Wiechert posted some really cute elves on Stampin' Connection and I couldn't wait to case them.  (Thanks for the terrific idea Karin!!!)  
Then, I saw this weeks challenge on Create with Connie & Mary and knew the two would go perfectly together.  Love this sketch!
Isn't this the cutest Christmas card?!!  I used several punches to make the elf.  His face is made with the ornament punch; his Ears - wing from the Bird Builder; his hat - bottom half of the Full Heart, Word Window, Boho Blossom; his eyes & nose - Owl Builder.  I sponged his face and ears with Pretty in Pink ink and used a blender pen on his cheeks.  The Whisper White fur on his hat was run through the Big Shot with the retired Snow Burst Embossing Folder.    Love it, love it.

Stamp Sets:  Wacky Wishes, Jolly Bingo Bits
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals, Soft Suede, Gumball Green, Blush Blossom (retired),
            WhisperWhite, Basic Black, Snow Festival DSP
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals
Punches:  1" Square, Full Heart, Word Window, Bird Builder, Owl Builder, Ornament, Boho
Extras:  Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals, Sponge, Blender Pen

I hope you have fun making your own Elves!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cottage Halloween

Hi!  Today's post is a card that started out as a birthday card for a friend, but I think it will be a Halloween card instead!
I made the table out of the Extra Large Oval and the Word Window punches.  The doily is one of the flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch.  I stamped the window onto a piece of Watercolor Paper and cut it out after I was done coloring it with a Blender Pen dabbed in ink pads.  (Oops, it looks like I forgot to color in the pumpkin stems...I'll have to go back and do that!)
The cat is from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp sets. 

Stamp Set:  Cottage Window, Spooky Bingo Bits
Card Stock:  Basic Gray, Watercolor Paper, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Ink:  Basic Black, Jet Black Stazon, Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue
Punches:  Extra Large Oval, Word Window, Boho Blossoms
Extras:  Blender Pen

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Halloween Treat Holder

Hello!  Today's post is something we made at my Make & Take this past weekend.  These are so easy and you can make them for any holiday or occasion.
I used the Spooky Bingo Bits to decorate this one.

 You start with a 4" x 8" piece of DSP and score it at 4" along the 8" side.  Then find the middle of each end and mark it lightly with a pencil or pinch it so you can see where the center is.  Using your scoring tool, score from the center of the end down to the fold line.  Do this on each side so you have four score lines.  Fold each triangle in to form the sides and punch a hole at the top so you can insert ribbon to tie it.
Here's the side view!  I love making these treat holders.  Easy, right?!

Paper:  Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon
Punches:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1" Square 
Extras:  Scoring Tool, Retired Ribbon, Hole punch

Thanks for stopping by today!

Flying Home

Hello! Just a quick post showing you what I made with the Flying Home stamp set that can be found in this year's Occasions Catalog. As s...