Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Thanksgiving Card

Hey - check out this Thanksgiving card that I made at our group retreat.  I like the simplicity of it and loved the sentiment.  The stamp set is Day of Gratitude (121148) $18.95 from the Holiday Mini.  I also used the new dotted scallop ribbon border punch (119275)  $15.95  and as you can see from the picture I am not so great with it!  LOL  Second time was better!  Practice makes perfect, right?   Have a great day!

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If you want to purchase supplies, you can do so at my online store

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Cheer Simply Scrappin' Cards

Here are ten of the 25 cards you can make at my Christmas Cheer card class on November 9 at 10 am or 6 pm.  If you are local to Mt Juliet, TN, please RSVP by October 30 so I can order supplies.  The class is $30 for 25 different Christmas cards.  We use all kinds of accessories including big shot embossing folders and stamps to embellish the cards.  The class takes 2 1/2 to 3 hours to complete but it is fun!  Hope to see you there. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Crafting - Week 4

Hello everyone.  Here is a neat little candy holder for Christmas.  This is a cute gift for mail carriers, UPS guy, anyone that you might want to give a little something to at Christmas time. 

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Here are the supplies you need:

Window Sheets (114323) $4.95
Sticky Strip (104294) $6.95
Big Shot Candy Wrapper Die (120890) $32.95
Taffeta ribbon Marina Mist (119257) $5.95
Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper (120809) $11.95
Candy of your choice

Run your window sheet through the Big Shot and cut your die piece.  Cut a piece of  designer paper to 2" x 6".  You can score it at 1 1/4" and then 1 1/2" and repeat on the long side if you want to but it is not really necessary.  It conforms to the creases in the window sheet when you put it inside.  Put it inside with your candy and fold up your window sheet die cut piece. You will fold it along the creases and bunch up your ends.    I did add a little adhesive on the designer paper to keep it in place.  Adhere your window sheet together with sticky strip. Tie your ribbon on the ends and you have a cute little gift!  These are so easy you could make lots of them.  They would also be fun for Halloween treats or treats on the Thanksgiving table.  If you would like to purchase the supplies for this project go to my website online store

Monday, October 18, 2010

Back from Disney - Thanksgiving scrapbook pages

Hi everyone.  We are back from our very busy Disney vacation!  It was fun but very tiring.  We never really had any downtime.  Well, kiddos are back at school today and I am working on my scrappers club projects for tonight.  Here is a preview of the Thanksgiving pages we will be making tonight.  I am loving this designer paper from the Holiday Mini.  Here is your recipe:  Stamp set is Day of Gratitude (120835) $26.95 for wood mount and (121148) $18.95 for clear mount, Designer Series Paper is Autumn Spice (120808) $11.95, Extra large punch Decorative Label (120907) $16.95.  The cardstock is Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Vanilla.  I also use some Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and linen thread.  Enjoy!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Crafting - Week 3

Here is a really easy gift bag for Christmas.  This is so easy that you really have no excuse not to bag your small gifts in something adorable!! 

It uses the Mini Lunch Sacks (121031),  the Candy Cane buttons (121718), Jolly Jingles jumbo wheel (120864), the Candy Cane Christmas specialty designer series paper (120809),  from the Holiday Mini Catalog, and some linen thread (104199) from the Idea Book & Catalog

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All you do is leave your bag flat and wheel your sentiment at the bottom of the bag.  Then fold over the top and attach your little piece of designer paper, stamp your tag (from Tags Til Christmas (120847 wood mount) (121169 clear mount), in baja breeze ink (111833), then punch out with the 1 3/4" circle punch (119850) and attach it to your bag.  Tie your linen thread through thebutton and around your bag.  Now you have a really cute gift bag.  These are great for teacher gifts, neighbor gifts, just any little gift you are giving during the holiday.  You can order everything at my online store.  Have fun and I will catch you next week!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paisley Prints Thanksgiving Card

Hello everyone.  Here is a card I got from a swap at the retreat in Alabama.  It was made by Mary Robinson.  It is a very good use of the stamp set Paisley Prints  and the matching wheel, Paisley Party.  It uses Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Early Expresso and Cajun Craze cardstock, some hemp twine and expresso ink.  I am going to guess that she used versamark on her wheel because it will do the nice tone on tone that you see as the backgrounds.  Cute, cute,  cute! You can purchase everything you need to make this card at my online store

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Spooky Bag

I thought this bag was such a good idea.  Sometimes I like to give out bags of stuff for Halloween and this would be cute and lunch sacks are really inexpensive.  This one was given to me in a swap in Mt Juliet, TN but I don't remember who gave it to me.  It uses the Wicked Cool set (have you may have noticed is one of my favorites), the Spider Web embossing folder, big shot die Top Note, Medium Oval punch and the Extra Large Decorative Label punch.  It also has a little ribbon made from the Deck the Halls Designer Fabric.  All these items can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog except of course, the lunch sacks.  Hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Crafting - Week 2

Hello again.  Is everyone getting into the Christmas spirit?  Yes, I am in Disney with my family and we are having a blast but I didn't want you to miss Week 2 so here is this adorable little gift container shared with us by our upline, Phyllis Shepherd. 

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Here is what you will need for this project:

Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper (120809)
Baja Breeze Cardstock (105120)
Real Red Cardstock (102482)
Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286)
Candy Cane Buttons (121718)
Stampin' Store Containers (103649)
Flower, Daisies #2 Sizzix Die (Big Shot) (114520)
Sticky Strip (104294)
Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Linen Thread (104199)
2 1/2" circle punch (120906)
Scallop Square punch (119884)
Extra Large Tag punch (119866)
Tags Til Christmas Stamp Set ( 121169 clear) (120847 wood mount)

First you want to punch your designer paper pieces for the inside.  You will need 2 2 1/2"circles.  Attach your sticky strip to the inside of the bottom and top and then to the top outside.  Then you want to put a strip around the outside of your base.  You will need to use your solid cardstock and run it through the Big Shot twice with each color and then arrange them on the top of the container using glue dots.  Put your ribbon through your button and attach it with glue dots.  Punch your tag in real red and then stamp your sentiment in baja breeze and punch out with the scallop square.  Put the square on the tag and tie it on underneath the flower with linen thread.  You will need to use the ribbon to go around the outside of the container.  You will just trim it when you get all the way around.  The sticky strip holds it very securely.  Fill it with your choice of candy or treats and give it to whomever you choose. 

Happy gift giving.  Let me know if I can be of any assistance.  If you want to purchase the items for this project go to my online store and use the item numbers listed above. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween Hoot card

I'm so excited about our trip to Disney World tomorrow!  Hope everyone is having a great week.  Just wanted to share another swap card with you that I got from retreat.  If you were a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in my group, you, too, could go to retreat and get these adorable swap cards.  Just go to my website and click on "start your own business" to find out more. 

Ok, so this adorable card was designed by Kelley Bialoskurski and it uses the Halloween Hoot stamp set, Concord Crush, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, and Naturals White cardstock with Basic Gray, Basic Black, Concord Crush and Old Olive ink. The accessories include 5/8" old olive grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" pumpkin pie ribbon, #2 scallop circles die (Big Shot), and watercolor pens.  You can purchase any or all of these products at my online store

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Have a great day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Another Wicked Cool Halloween Card

Just love this card I got at the swap at retreat in Alabama but unfortunately the creator's name is not on the back so I can't give her credit.   It is using the Wicked Cool set and I love the way she used the hat at the top with the glitter brad and lace!  It also has glitter on the web stamp image.  It used white, certainly celery, rich razzleberry and black cardstock.  Go to my online store to purchase your supplies and have fun!

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Friday, October 1, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Crafting - Week 1

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a great Friday.  This is Week 1 of my 12 Weeks of Christmas Crafting.  I love this project.  It is one I did at retreat on September 25 so not hard at all!.  It is Christmas Pillowcases using our beautiful new fabrics.  I'm thinking of making some of these for Christmas gifts this year. 

What you will need for this project is as follows:
 Pillowcase of your choosing
A hot iron
1/8" taffeta ribbon in real red (119251) $5.95
Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons (121718) $8.98
Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric (121715) $9.95
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439) $99.95
Extended Cutting Pads (113478) $19.95
Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (120893) $42.95
Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll (122194) $14.95

1.  Simply iron the adhesive onto your fabric.
2.  Die cut the fabric using the Big Shot and the Tasteful Trim die.  To make longer strips, fold the fabric in half before cutting.  Notice the bottom trim piece is actually the in-between on the die.  I like the shape! 
3.  Then peel the transfer sheet off and iron the fabric onto the pillowcase. I did use straight pins to line up my trims before ironing them.
4.  I wanted to give it a little extra so on one side of the pillowcase I ran the taffeta ribbon through the buttons and tied a bow and then sewed them on the pillowcase in my designed position. 
It is a very easy project and I saw so many cute ideas using this method.  Other people at the retreat were decorating tote bags, aprons, tshirts and most anything else you can imagine.   Let your creativity go wild.  Have fun and let me know if you need my help or have questions. 

You can go here to order your supplies: