Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Altered Mini Pizza Box

This project has been on my desk since before the holidays waiting for me to photograph and share with you.  I was asked to prepare samples using the "A Little Wild" bundle for the Luv 2 Stampin GA team meeting and decided to make alter a mini pizza box to create a gift box.  You'll notice that the box is a Bath & Body Hand Sanitizer that seemed designed especially to coordinate with the "A Little Wild" stamp set!

Altered Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza Box using A Little Wild Bundle
A window was cut in the mini pizza box using the Layering Circle Framelits.  Additionally, the framelits were used to cut the rim framing the window from Sky Blue cardstock.  The box top was lightly sponged with Sky Blue ink.  The bees were randomly stamped on the box top and also along the sides of the box using Archival Basic Black.  The body of the bees was colored using a Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker.  The bear was stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock and colored using an aqua marker with Soft Suede ink.  Note the shading on the bear.  The hive was stamped using Soft Suede onto a scrap of Crushed Curry cardstock.  

I was happy that the mini pizza boxes made it on the Carryover List from the Holiday Catalog as they are the perfect size when presenting someone with "a little something".  More ideas using the boxes will be shared in upcoming posts.  

Be sure to order your supplies to make this fun gift box and when your order exceeds $50 before shipping & tax, you receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Another Great Sale-A-Bration

It's time for a Sale-a-Bration!  Don't forget to check out some of the wonderful stamps, designer series paper and accessories that are FREE with a qualifying order.

Check out the video below to learn about two of the items available: 




To get your FREE Sale-a-Bration item(s), Shop Here.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Petal Palette meets Brusho Crystal Color

As promised in my last post, I am sharing the card designed using the Brusho Crystal Color applied to the stamped image from the Petal Palette stamp set.  The color was applied using an aqua painter. Brilliant Red was used to color the flower and the leaves were first colored with Moss Green but I desired a brighter green color so mixed some of the Prussian Blue and Yellow Brusho to achieve a bluish green and applied it over the Moss Green layer.  Which leaf color do you prefer?

 Moss Green Brusho or Blended Prussian Blue & Yellow Brusho over the Moss Green

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette & All Things Thank Stamp Sets, Brusho Crystal Color and Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Card Details
Basic Black Cardstock (8-1/2"  x 5-1/2"; scored at 4-1/4" to form base), 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" for layering circle
Petal Passion DSP: 5-1/4" x 4" 
Watercolor Paper: 2-1/4" x 5" 
Whisper White Cardstock:3" x 3" for sentiment circle layer, interior: 5-1/4" x 4"
  • Stamp image onto watercolor paper using Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink.  Color image using aqua painter and Brusho Crystal Color.  Use the Petals & More Thinlits Dies to cut image.
  • Stamp sentiment using Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink, cut using Layering Circles Framelits.  Use the scalloped Layering Circles Framelits to cut Basic Black cardstock.  Using Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive, layer the sentiment atop the scallop circle.
  • Assemble the card - adhere DSP, attach the flower image using Stampin' Dimensionals and adhere the sentiment using Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesive.  
  • Complete card by adding Basic Rhinestones to sentiment layer.  
To purchase the materials for making this card, contact me or click here to shop!
Be sure to use this month's Hostess Code: MXNXDDDE

Note:  if your order exceeds $150, contact me to place your order
Remember if you order $50 (before shipping/tax), you receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Aqua Painting: Comparing Brusho, Classic Stampin' Ink & Watercolor Pencil

When preparing for this month's card class, I knew that at least one of the cards would involve using the Brusho Crystal Colors available in the recently released Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  It was while using the aqua painter and playing with the Brusho that I decided to compare the results when coloring with Brusho vs Stampin' Ink vs a watercolor pencil. For the comparison, the flower bouquet from the Petal Palette Stamp Set was stamped onto watercolor paper using Archival Black Ink.  The Brusho and Classic Stampin' ink were applied using an aqua painter and for the watercolor pencil, the image was colored  then blended with the aqua painter.  Below are the results:

Two layers of Color Medium Added

Third Layer of Color Medium Added

As you can tell in the photos, the Brusho Color Crystals provide the most color depth and intensity.  The third layer of color improved the color intensity on all samples.  Regardless of which coloring medium you select, all provide beautiful results.  

Thanks for stopping by and check back to see the card created for the class sample!
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sale-a-Bration 2018 Kicks Off!

Yay!  Today is the start of Sale-a-Bration, as well as, the release of the Occasions Catalog.  There are lots of fantastic products available in the Occasions Catalog and over the next several weeks, I will be sharing projects using some of the products available.  The other excitement is the kick-off of Sale-a-Bration.  From now until March 31, you can earn free products with qualifying orders of $50 or $100.  The free product is just one of the perks of Sale-a-Bration.  It's also a great time to consider joining Stampin' Up!   When you join as a demonstrator between now and March 31, you receive your starter kit at $99 USD/$135 CAD, along with the choice of TWO additional stamp sets in your kit—any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free Best of all, you will reap the benefit of saving on your future orders.  It's a win-win!  Contact me for more details or join the fun now.

One of the free stamp sets available with a $50 order (before tax & shipping) is the Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Sets.  Check out the video below to learn about this new "Distinktive" stamp offered by Stampin' Up!

My set should be arriving soon and I look forward to sharing samples with you. 

You can check out the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration offerings by clicking here.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year! Let's Celebrate!

Happy New Year!  Hope that you enjoyed the holidays and that 2018 is off to a good start.  We had a wonderful holiday with both sons and their families arriving on Christmas Eve for the night.  It was lots of fun watching Alex, who is 8, teach Brooklynn (9 months) the tricks to unwrapping gifts.  Naturally, she was more interested in pulling the wrapping paper out of the trash bag!  Oh, what fun! 

The world celebrates the New Year and Stampin' Up! kicks off Sale-A-Bration starting tomorrow so I decided to share a mini-treat bag that can be used for all sorts of celebrations.  The Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (DSP) was used for constructing the bag.  The Birthday Friends Framelits Dies made decorating the bag quick and easy using the DSP!  The "Let's Celebrate" sentiment is from the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set and a mask was used when stamping to block the "your day!" on the stamp.  The Birthday Delivery Bundle includes all of these items offering a 10% savings.   I finished off the bag by scattering a few rhinestones on the bag.

Treat Bag using Stampin' Up! Birthday Delivery Bundle and Mini-Treat Bag Thinlits

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back this week for Sale-a-bration details.  The new Occasions catalog also goes "live" tomorrow, January 3! 
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Last Minute Gift Wrap Idea

While wrapping the last of the Christmas gifts today, I had a couple small gifts needing packaging.  Off to my craft room to find something that would work...the Mini Pizza Boxes were perfect and by using a few other items in my craft room, the wrapping was done in record time.  Now all gifts are wrapped and stashed under the Christmas tree!   

Quick Christmas Gift Packaging using Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza Boxes
After assembling the pizza boxes and adding the gift, Stampin' Up! Baker's Twine was used to wrap around three of the boxes.  The center two boxes were wrapped multiple times with the Baker's Twine, taped on the back and then the strands were separated on the front to appear like a tree.  Each was embellished with a tree topper!  The other was wrapped on all sides with the Baker's Twine and then a Stitched Felt Embellishment was added.  On another of the boxes, two of the Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments were unwound and then rewrapped to create one larger wreath for adding to the Mini Pizza Box.  Baker's Twine was used to mimic a hanger and a Season of Gifts Mini Gift Bow was added to add a bit of color to the wreath.  So if you have some last minute gifts needing special wrapping, be sure to look through your Stampin' Up! supplies.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I'm expecting family to start arriving mid-day so my next posting is planned for later in the week.  In the meantime...
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