Friday, November 26, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Crafting - Week 9

Here is a non-traditional type Christmas card that I thought was so clever using the Ornament Punch.

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Very cute huh?  I like the pink and brown.  Ok, this is what you need to create this card:

Ornament punch #119847, $16.95
Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, $15.95
1" medium circle punch, #119868, $10.95
Delightful Decorations Stamp Set #116517, $21.95
Patterns paper (I suggest Patterns Designer Stack Subtles 117152, $19.95 or Lap of Luxury Designer Paper #120436, $9.95 - any pink designer paper will do)
Early Expresso cardstock 119686, $6.95
Crumb Cake cardstock #120953, $6.95
Pretty in Pink cardstock #100459, $6.95
Early Expresso ink #119670, $5.95
Four the Holidays stamp set #116921, $13.95
Jewels pearls #119247, $4.95

Have fun with it!

Monday, November 22, 2010

WOW - a Great Sale!

Stampin' Up! has outdone themselves now.  Check out these sales items.  I can't believe they are doing this during the same time that the demonstrator starter kit is half off.  With that deal you can get the $300 of product in the starter kit for $87.50.  That is crazy enough but now they are offering the My Digital Studio suite software and designer fabric for half off plus free shipping on orders over $150 and lots of other items that are 20-50% off.  Don't miss this if you want any Stampin' Up! products for Christmas.  Save big right here.  I really can't believe all the stuff they have on sale.  Have fun shopping!!!!

12 Weeks of Christmas Crafting - Week 8

Check out this adorable easy card!  This is a swap I received from Elaine Wright.  Such a cute idea!

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Here is your list of necessary products for creating this fabulous card.

Peaceful Season (level 2 hostess set #121124 clear, 120819 wood)
Cherry Cobbler ink #119788 $2.95 and paper #119685 $6.95 (24 sheets)
Brushed Gold paper #102935 $7.95 (10 sheets)
Very Vanilla paper #101650 $8.50 (40 sheets)
Gold Waffle Paper  #120984 $9.95 for 2 rolls
Real Red 1/4" ribbon #119251 $5.95 (10 yards)

After punching the Ornamnet punch in the Very Vanilla, mark its position on the brushed gold paper, place adhesive in the markings and add a small amount of batting.  Put adhesive around the batting and place square of waffle paper over it.  Add more adhesive on the back of Very Vanilla cardstock around the ornament opening to hold it down around the waffle paper.  Assemble your card.  To purchase your supplies go to and click on shop now and enter the numbers above.  (You will need to place a $300 order to be eligible for the Peaceful Season hostess set.) 

Have fun and see you next time!

Monday, November 15, 2010

First Time for Everything - Half Price Starter Kits!!!

Well, there is a first time for everything. Stampin' Up! has cut the price of the starter kits in half!!! Unbelievable! If you need a good stamping starter kit or digital starter kit, this is it! You can get over $300 worth of product for $87.50 and pick your stamp sets and cardstock. Amazing . . . check it out on my website here

Friday, November 12, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Crafting - Week 7

Hello everyone.  Here is your next Christmas project.  It is a card that I received in a swap from Mary Rager.  It is so pretty.  I just may have to use it as my Christmas cards this year!

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She uses the following supplies:
Northern Flurry embossing folder (120902 $7.95)
with the Big Shot
Northern Frost Decorative strip (12901 $21.95)
Scallop punch 2 3/8" (118874 $16.95)
Circle punch 1 3/4" (119850 $16.95)
Pearl  Jewels (119247 $4.95 for 150)
Glass Glitter Silver (120995 $3.95 for 1 oz)
Brushed Silver paper (100712 $7.95)
Whisper White  (100730 $8.50)
 Night of Navy (100867 $6.95)
Tags til Christmas stamp set (120847 wood mount/121169 clear mount $30.95/$22.95)
Platinum Shimmer Paint (116807 $5.95)

 Just run your Night of Navy paper through Big Shot on the embossing folder then cut some snowflakes from whisper white paper and add those. Use the sponge to add some shimmer paint around the edges of the Night of Navy paper.  Then punch out your scallop from the brushed silver paper.  Stamp your snowman on whisper white paper and punch him out. Color his scarf and hat red, then add glue and glitter.  Attach it all to your card and you are done.  So cute!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Crafting - Week 6

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a great November.  It is a busy, busy month for me.  Last weekend, fall festival vendor booth, last night vendor/teacher at a church festival, tomorrow another fall festival booth.  Whew.  I will be glad when it slows down a bit but . . . not sure when that will be from the looks of my calendar.  Oh well, your next project is a beautiful stamped candle.  These candles are really fun to make if you like playing with the heat tool (100005 $29.95)

Ok, first you need to choose a solid color candle (preferably colored all the way through).  The size of the candle can vary according to which stamp you choose to use. 

Second stamp your image on a piece of wrapping tissue, preferably white, or a light color, then you can color it in if necessary with markers or not if it is a solid stamp.  Now, you may notice that I used a retired stamp set.  Sorry, you cannot buy this one from Stampin' Up! anymore.  However, I will give you a list of stamp sets that would work really well on candles. 

Once you have your image stamped and colored you want to trim around that piece of  tissue pretty close to the image.  Hold your tissue paper around the candle where you want the image to be.  Use a longer piece of tissue and place it on top of your image tissue and around the candle so that you have a "handle" to hold while you heat it and it won't burn your fingers.  Once you have the image in place, heat the tissue until you see the candle begin to sweat.  Once it does, keep heating for just a moment longer until your whole area around the image is "sweaty".  This means you have melted just enough candle to envelope the tissue. Now you can peel off the "handle" tissue and you have a nice image melted into your candle.  Note:  Do not heat your candle so much that it drips or it will be misshapen. 

Now you can wrap your candle in cellophane paper and tie some ribbons on the top and put a tag on it if you wish.  Have fun!
Here is your picture:
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Some stamp sets that work well for this are:
A Wish for Peace (111614 $16.95)
Good Cheer (115326 $22.95)
Home for Christmas (111756 $18.95)
A Cardinal Christmas (111760 $23.95)
Come to Bethlehem (118732 wood mount/120591 clear mount $19.95/$14.95)
Fireside Christmas (120827 wood mount/121136 clear mount $16.95/12.95)

Let me know if you need some help!! Have fun!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas Cheer Simply Scrappin' Cards

Hi everyone.  Just wanted to let you know that I just posted pictures of the 25 cards you can make from 1/2 of a Christmas Cheer Simply Scrappin' Kit (117401).  These are really easy and fun cards to create.  I am holding a class on November 9 at 10 am or 6 pm at my home studio.  I need your rsvp if you are interested.  I can also get you the "class to go" kit if you want to make them at home.    You can order your scrappin' kit at my online store.  Have a great day!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Crafting - Week 5

Well, I have to apologize.  I am late getting this post on my blog - so sorry!!  Okay last week's project is a little box made with the Big Shot. It is really easy and really cute!  Just use the Bitty Box & Envelope die (115967 $42.95) and run a piece of pink pirouette paper through it.  Once you have your little box just fold it along the score lines and then add a piece of the Candy Cane Christmas paper (120809 $11.95) which coordinates perfectly to the top of the box.  This piece needs to be 2 1/4" square.  Then punch out a real red piece using the wonderful XL Decorative Label punch (120907 $16.95).  Then stamp an ornament in baja breeze ink onto whisper white paper using the image from Tags Til Christmas stamp set (120847 wood mount/121169 clear mount $30.95/$22.95) then punch it out using the ornament punch (119847 $16.95).  Add a red glimmer brad in the middle of the punched ornament.  Layer your pieces on the top of the box and you have a great little gift box for Christmas in some untraditional Christmas colors.  Here is the picture of the project.  You can order the supplies for this project at my online store

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Absolutely Fabulous Thanksgiving Card

Ok, I know everyone likes different styles but I absolutely adore this Thanksgiving card.  It is so wonderful.  Again we are using the Day of Gratitude stamp set (121148) $18.95 (clear set) plus we use the coordinating paper Autumn Spice (120808) $11.95 but what I think really sets this one apart is that we use a vintage brad and the Victoria crochet trim (118481) $6.95.  Love it!!!!  Enjoy!

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If you would like to order supplies for this card you can do so at my online store and if you have any questions about how to make it, please post in the comments section!