Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Craft Fair Project #3

As promised, here is craft fair project # 3.  It's Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) meets Gift Bag Punch Board!  

I decided to purchase some of the Bath and Body Kitchen Liquid Hand Soaps and make gift bags to package them as "Grab and Go" gifts.  The packages are great for Hostess gifts to have available when needed.   A tag was added with extra gold cord so that it could be removed, signed on the back and easily replaced on gift with shortened cord closer to the ribbon tie closure.   A handheld punch was used to punch a small hole in the top of the tag but you could just use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the tag under the ribbon bow, if desired.  With the Foil Frenzy DSP, the gifts are appropriate to use not just for the holidays but for any occasion.  
Large Gift Bag for Bath & Body Works Liquid Soap using Stampin' Up! Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Gift Bag Punch Board
To make the bag, cut one inch from one side of the DSP so the piece will measure 11" x 12".  Follow directions for using Gift Bag Punch Board to make a large bag.  The 11" side is the height of the finished bag.  Note:  it requires more force to punch the Foil Frenzy DSP and the dotted DSP pages seemed easier to punch than the striped DSP pages so don't be alarmed that if it requires your brute force!  It's worth it as the bags are beautiful.

Tags were cut using the Lots of Label Framelit Dies and the Layering Oval Framelits. The sentiment from Merry Little Labels was stamped in coordinating ink (in the samples shown, Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad was used).  The stamped oval was layered on a Foil Snowflake prior to attaching to the large label.  

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Craft Fair Project #2

Here is project number two from the Holiday Bazaar as detailed in my last post...Holiday Treat Poppers containing 2 Ferrero Roche candies.  Another great table favor, stocking stuffer or small thank you treat to handout!
Holiday Treat Poppers using Stampin' Up! Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Envelope Punch Board & Labels to Love Stamp Set with Everyday Label Punch 
The poppers were easy to make using a 6" x 6" square of Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the envelope punch board.  After punching and assembling the poppers, the ends were tied with ribbon.  The green ribbon has been discontinued but the Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon is current.  Garden Green cardstock was cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to embellish some of the treat poppers.  On some of the poppers,  Real Red cardstock was cut using the Everyday Label Punch and snipped in half before adhering to the back of the stamped sentiment label to create a border.  The poppers are the perfect size for holding a few treats for the holidays.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Craft Fair Project

Hi All!  the countdown continues until Christmas.  This past weekend, I participated in a Christmas Bazaar and on Instagram posted the following photo:
What will this become?
As promised in the post, here's the outcome - Santa Kisses! 

Santa Kisses using Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set & Punch
The Santa Kisses were a popular item and so easy to prepare the packaging.  The Santa from the Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas set was stamped onto Whisper White card stock and punched using the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  Stampin' Write Markers in Real Red, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride were used to color Santa.  It doesn't show in the photograph, but the fur along Santa's hat and suit were highlighted with clear Wink of Stella.  The tag was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink using the sentiment from Oh, What Fun stamp set.  Since I have a stockpile of retired 4" x 6" cellophane bags, I used them but the 3" x 6" Gusseted Cellophane Bags would work great.  I folded down approximately one inch of the bag and added a tag topper cut from the Be Merry Christmas Designer Series Paper.  A couple of staples along the bottom edge of the paper sealed both the cello bag and the topper.  

If you're looking for a quick and easy treat holder for table favors or stocking stuffers, these are perfect!  

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Silver & White = Elegant!

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!  The countdown is on for Christmas so in this month's card class, the focus was on Christmas cards.  One of the card designs was inspired by Linda Heller's Stamping School. The whisper white cardstock with the silver accents creates an elegant look.  Combining texture embossin and heat embossing definitely creates a card with the "wow" factor.  So pull out your embossing tools and have fun creating!  And don't forget the envelope...


Elegant in Silver & White using Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set & Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

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Oops, forgot to add the Pretty Pines Thinlits (Item # 141851) to the list below.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Preparing for the Holidays!

Is it just me or are you also thinking that Christmas seems to arrive much sooner each year!?  With the holiday quickly approaching, it's time to start making Christmas cards to send to family and friends.  One of my favorite holiday stamp sets from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is Carols of Christmas.  It's nice to have stamps with bold sentiments.  The design is CASED from Stampin' Up! with a change of colors to red versus the black colors in their design.  To create snow on the branches of the trees, use the fine-tip glue pen to outline edges and sprinkle the glue while still wet with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter.  Don't forget to jazz up your envelope...the stars stamp used is from the Star of Light stamp set.


"Peace on Earth" Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas Stamp Set


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Sunday, October 29, 2017

98th Birthday for Ms. Lorraine!

At this time last year, I shared a birthday card for a friend's mother, Ms. Lorraine, who was celebrating her 97th birthday.  This year we celebrated her 98th birthday so naturally a special card was in order.  For the card, I combined the flower from the Birthday Blooms stamp set and the sentiment from the Number of Years stamp set.  The Large Numbers Framelits Dies were used to cut the celebratory number.  Powder Pink cardstock was used for the base and for cutting the number.  The flower was stamped using Archival Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Stampin' Write Markers in Blushing Bride, Old Olive and So Saffron were used to color the flower.  Notice that the large flower was only outlined with the pink.  The olive green layer is found in the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP) package.  The 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Powder Pink was used to complete the card.  

98th Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms & Number of Years Stamp Sets

Reminders:
The Buy 3 Get 1 Free on select Designer Series Paper ends on Tuesday, October 31.
November 1 - Stampin' Blends are available for purchase.  Check out this video to see them in action:


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Monday, October 9, 2017

Jack-o-Lantern Spinner Card

In the last card class, I decided to introduce the technique of making a spinner card and the Seasonal Chums Bundle made the process easy.  Since Halloween is approaching, the jack-o-lantern from the set was selected for the card design. Stampin' Write Markers were used to color the leaves and jack-o-lantern features but the Watercolor Pencils would work too.  Notice that the inside of the card is backed with a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Spooky Night DSP package and a small strip of Very Vanilla is stamped with the Happy Halloween greeting from the Spooky Cat stamp set is peeking through the opening.

 Jack-o-lantern Spinner Card using Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Bundle

While it may seem intimidating the spinner card is not extremely difficult so be sure to give the technique a try!   

Also be sure to take advantage of Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale offered until October 31 by Stampin' Up!  Purchase 3 of the select papers available listed below and get another one for Free! 

#144180   Just Add Color Specialty Designer Paper
#144137   Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
#144118   Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper 
#144111   Be Merry Designer Series Paper
#144163   Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
#144155   Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
#144185   Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
#144110   Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
#144168   Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack
#144193   Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
#144177   Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
#144629   Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
#144613   Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper


As you can see - there's lots of DSP to select from and with no restrictions on the amount ordered it's a great time to stock up. You can order via the Shop Now link.




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Friday, October 6, 2017

Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the card class this past Monday, I thought it appropriate to include a Pink Ribbon card using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set bundle in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Powder Pink cardstock and ink, as well as, the same color in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack were used for creating the card.  The sentiment was stamped in Smoky Slate on the Whisper White cardstock oval.  It is a simple card to make but conveys a wonderful message.

Pink Ribbon Card using Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage Bundle
Also be sure to take advantage of Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale offered until October 31 by Stampin' Up!  Purchase 3 of the select papers available listed below and get another one for Free! (seriously - who doesn't like free?!):

#144180   Just Add Color Specialty Designer Paper
#144137   Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
#144118   Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper 
#144111   Be Merry Designer Series Paper
#144163   Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
#144155   Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
#144185   Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
#144110   Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
#144168   Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack
#144193   Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack
#144177   Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
#144629   Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
#144613   Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

As you can see - there's lots of DSP to select from and with no restrictions on the amount ordered it's a great time to stock up.

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Enjoy your weekend and look for my next post on Monday.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Halloween Treat Bag

I must admit that I am not a cat person but when I saw the cat punch in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog, I knew it had to go onto my must have list.  Since several friends have cats, the punch will get lots of use.  What is great is that the punch coordinates not only with the Spooky Cat stamp set but also the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP).  For the treat bag below, I used the cat punch to cut the black cat from the DSP. The witches hat was fussy cut for the DSP also.  The cutting instructions for the treat bag are from Angie Juda.


Halloween Treat Bag using Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat Stamps Set, Spooky Night DSP & Cat Punch
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Just a reminder...when you place a $300 order or more order in September or October, 2017, you will earn the limited edition stamp set, Merry Patterns.  This is also in addition to the Stampin' Rewards you will earn with your order.  Please contact me for more details. 

Enjoy your week!


#spookycat, #halloweentreat
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Monday, September 18, 2017

"Year of Cheer Suite" Wedding Card

Recently we attended a wedding and I immediately knew that the Year of Cheer Suite was going to be the "go to" for creating a card for the newlywed couple.  The Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) created the perfect background for layering with a foil snowflake.  Yes, it's a snowflake but it's a great embellishment for a variety of card styles.  The focal sentiment was stamped from the Cheers to the Year stamp set using Soft Suede ink and the trio of hearts was stamped with Real Red.  A small bow was created using the 1/8" Gold Ribbon and added for extra dimension. 

Wedding Card using Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer Suite

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Just a reminder...when you place a $300 order or more order in September or October, 2017, you will earn the limited edition stamp set, Merry Patterns.  This is also in addition to the Stampin' Rewards you will earn with your order.  Please contact me for more details. 

Have a great week!


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Monday, September 11, 2017

Fun Fold with Painted Harvest

One of my favorite stamp sets in the newly released Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is  Painted Harvest.  The sunflower stamp can be used with a variety of colors to create beautiful stamped flowers.  In a recent class, I decided to mix it up and use colors that coordinated with the  Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Don't you love the look of the flower stamped using Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist inks?  Note that the flower stamp is a Two Step stamp and the first step stamp may appear to only partially stamp.  This actually is the way the stamp is designed and not a flaw with the stamp.  When the second step is stamped, the flower becomes complete.  It's also recommended that when using photopolymer stamps to use a piercing mat to ensure even pressure when stamping.  The fun fold card design was CASED from Janet Wakeland with just a few slight modifications. 
Fun Fold using Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Stamp Set in Emerald Envy & Lemon Lime Twist

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#paintedharvest, #emeraldenvy, #lemonlimetwist, #funfold, #stampinup

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Touch of Elegance using an Embossing Folder


A great method for adding a touch of elegance to a card is to use a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF).  In the card below, the Garden Trellis TIEF was used to emboss not just the cardstock but also the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP).  When constructing the card, attach the pieces of DSP to the cardstock layer then insert into the TIEF and run through the Big Shot.  Both layers are embossed at the same time and the embossing adds that little extra touch of dimension creating a subtle elegance to the card.  Best of all, it's quick and easy!

A Touch of Elegance using Stampin' Up! Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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#GardenTrellisTIEF, #Stampinup, #Hellofriend, #Wholelotof lovely, #Prettylabel

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Double the Fun - More Eclipse Shadow Cards

Hi all!  Before moving on to share cards from the Eclipse Card class, I'd like to ask everyone to say a prayer for the safety of those along the Texas coast.  Hurricane Harvey has caused major flooding and water continues to cause flooding.  There are Stampin' Up! demonstrators whose homes have flooded and they will be faced with months of cleanup. 

Last post, I shared one of the cards from the class held on Eclipse Day.  Below are two more of the cards that were made by attendees.

The first card uses the same shadow technique as the previous post.  Using the dies to cut two layers of the same letter and "shadowing" one behind the other.  For this card, the Large Letters Framelits were used to cut the main greeting from Always Artichoke and Whisper White cardstock.  The word, friend, comes from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and was stamped using Always Artichoke ink. Notice the leaf - it's from the Painted Harvest stamp set and punched with the coordinating Leaf Punch - these items are from the Holiday Catalog will be available for purchase starting September 1.  Note:  The Large Letter framelits are a must set!  The uses are limitless.  Yes, the may seem pricey but well worth the investment so start saving and add them to your "must have" list.  So Saffron cardstock was cut using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Gold Metallic Thread was attached behind the oval.  A piece of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP) was layered atop the Always Artichoke cardstock base. 

Shadow Card using Stampin' Up! Large Letters Framelits & Delightful Daisy DSP
The second card featured uses the emboss resist method to create a shadow card.  The flowers from the  Host set, Background Bits, was first stamped in Dapper Denim onto the Whisper White cardstock square.  After cleaning the stamp, Versamark was used to stamp the image again and White Embossing Powder was added and heat set.  To create the shadow, the image was stamped "offset" - to ensure desired placement, the Stamp-a-ma-jig was used.   After cooling, a sponge was used to color Dapper Denim ink across the stamped panel.  The panel was cut using a square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and layered atop a Dapper Denim cardstock square cut from the Layered Squares Framelits.  The Just a Note stamp is from Flourishing Phrases and was stamped using the Dapper Denim ink.  The card was finished with a piece of Color Theory DSP cut into a banner using the Banner Punch and embellished with three Glitter Enamel Dots.  Card base is Dapper Denim cardstock with a layer of Whisper White cardstock for the main layer.

Emboss Resist Technique using Stampin' Up! Background Bits Stamp Set
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#eclipsetechnique, #shadowtechnique, #embossresist, #stampinup

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 Oops - inserted incorrect product in materials list, should have listed Large Letters Framelits, Item #141712, price $99.00

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Celebrating the Great Eclipse - Stamping Style!

What a fun week at the monthly card class!  The class date coincided with the "Great Eclipse" across the United States and since our area was going to experience approximately 97% totality, I decided the class had to celebrate the event.  The four card designs featured various shadow layering techniques and to add to the celebration, everyone received viewing treats at their work stations. 


It was definitely worth taking a few minutes away from stamping to watch the historical event.  Best of all, I was able to snap a photo of attendees before the class ended!

Today, I will detail one of the shadow cards and follow with the remaining cards in the next post.  In the card featured, the Happy Birthday Thinlit was used to cut Night of Navy and So Saffron cardstock pieces which became the feature sentiment.  By offsetting the Night of Navy layer when adhering it to the So Saffron layer, the shadow effect was created.  To highlight it even more, Whisper White cardstock was cut using the largest circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The card base uses So Saffron cardstock and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) is found in the Delightful Daisy DSP package.  Night of Navy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon completes the card.

Shadow Card using Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlit in Night of Navy & So Saffron cardstock


FYI:  My next post will be up much sooner...since my husband retired, my schedule has been somewhat disrupted but now we seem to have settled into a routine so I can get back to my activities on a regular basis!

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#shadowcard, #eclipse, #happybirthday, #nightofnavy, #sosaffron, #delightfuldaisy

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

CASEing the Stampin' Up! Catalog

On page 163 in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog is the stamp set, Floral Statements.  It is one of those sets that can easily be overlooked but the two stamp set is great for creating quick, yet elegant cards.  I decided to recreate the Thanks card from the catalog with one exception - some bling was added!  As I was preparing to color the stamped image, I tested a couple of coloring methods with the aqua painter - one method used the Powder Classic Stampin' Pad and one used the Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil.  Since some water coloring was involved, Shimmery White cardstock was used.  So which method do you think was decided upon? 


Watercolor fun using Floral Statements Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!


If you guessed the Calypso Coral with the Aqua Painter, you're correct!  It was a pleasant surprise that the color was almost a perfect match with the Powder Pink cardstock layer.  Plus using the watercolor color pencil made it quick and easy to color.  The leaves were colored using the Old Olive watercolor pencil and an aqua painter.  I had fun making the card and will be sharing variations using the stamp set in future posts.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Window Box meets Eastern Medallions

When I received my order with the Eastern Medallions Thinlits a few months ago, I knew they would be perfect to use with the Window Box Thinlits so I came up with a design that was used in a recent class.  What is great is that you can create a variety of looks on the top and/or sides of the window box just by varying which thinlits you select and how much you layer the various thinlits to create a design. After selecting the pieces and cutting the top portion of the window box, a circle was cut using the Layering Circles Framelits and adhered to the inside of the box lid to help showcase the medallion.

Gift Box using Stampin' Up! Window Box Thinlits  & Eastern Medallion Thinlits
The window box is the perfect size when you want to give a small gift or treat.  If adding treats that are not prepackaged, I recommend using the food safe Cellophane bags. 





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#easternmedallion, #windowbox,,#giftbox, #treatbox

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Christmas in July!


Ever thought of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and having your own business?  Or thought of becoming a demonstrator to reap the benefits on your personal orders as a hobbyist?  Now's the perfect time! 

With your $99 Starter Kit purchased between July 1-31, you'll also receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack ($72 value).  The Essentials Gift Pack includes the following:


Essentials Gift Pack
Item NumberDescription
118485D Block (X2)
130148Grid Paper
103579Paper Snips
104332SNAIL Adhesive
102300Bone Folder
144804Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Contact me for more details (Margaret Knight)
or signup online using the following link to join my group:


Come join the fun!




Sunday, July 9, 2017

Birthday Fun!

Have you seen the new Birthday Memories Suite from Stampin' Up!?  It's super cute and is full of fun.  The moment that I saw it in the catalog, it went to the top of my wish list.  The Birthday Delivery stamps and with the coordinating Birthday Friends Framelits Dies make it easy to create a variety of projects.  Best of all, the framelits dies coordinate with the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (DSP) so no fussy cutting!  The fox and banner in the featured card were all cut from the DSP using the framelits.

Celebrating using Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories DSP & Birthday Friends Framelits

Just a reminder, my July 4th special will be expiring soon...details below:

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