Wednesday, October 30, 2019

It's a Spooktacular Halloween!

The Monster Bash Suite was so much fun to use to create Halloween cards and treat holders!  I used nearly every part of that suite to create my projects.

The Coffin Treat Box was covered with some Monster Bash Designer Series Paper and embellished with a fussy cut image from the DSP.  It was tied up with the Basic Black 3/8" Scalloped Edge Ribbon.

Using more of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper it was a simple trick to make a fast bag topper for a cellophane bag that is filled with treats.  I added a skull & crossbones Enamel Shape to fancy it up.  I'm pretty sure my grandsons will notice that detail...okay, maybe not.

The cards came together quickly.  Both cards have a Basic Black card base, a Gray Granite "headstone" cut from the Ornate Frames Dies, it's stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and a greeting from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set.  The "headstone" rests on another die from the Ornate Frames Dies, cut from Basic Black Card Stock, and is popped off the background with Stampin' Dimensionals.   I love how that little detail looks. I added a black Enamel Shape crow to each, using a mini Black Dimensional.

I used the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks to create the backgrounds.  One card uses Gorgeous Grape Ink and Card Stock, the other is Pumpkin Pie Ink and Card Stock.

Finished them both off by splattering some Frost White Shimmer Paint tinted with Gray Granite Ink Refill.

Thank you for looking! If you need a demonstrator I would love to be your source for Stampin' Up! product.  You can shop 24/7 from my online store where you can find the products I used in this project and all things Stampin' Up!  Be sure to use my November Host Code KKADFUQM. Happy stampin'!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

15% off Select Stamp Sets 24 hour sale

You won't want to miss this 15% off select stamp sale that Stampin' Up! is offering for 24 hours only! Wednesday October 23.

Here is the list

Hope some of these are on your wish list!

Thank you for looking!  If you need a demonstrator I would love to be your source for Stampin' Up! product.  You can shop 24/7 from my online store where you can find the products I used in this project and all things Stampin' Up!  Be sure to use my October Host Code 44D9P26. Happy stampin'!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Wrapping a Baker's Box

Sometimes you need more than a card and Stampin' Up! has some great gift packaging.  The Baker's Box is one of my favorites.  It's food safe, has a window at the top and is a great size - 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 2 1/8".  I was asked to do a display for a recent Stampin' Up! local Demo event and I knew that it would be my first project.

 I "build" my bouquet on a circle of card stock, separate from the Baker's Box.  I made some paper flowers using Whisper White Card Stock and the Magnolia Memory Dies and the Perennial Flower Punch. I used a sponge dauber and Daffodil Delight ink to accent the centers of the flowers. Two of the flowers are large scallop circle from the Layering Circles Dies.  I hand cut it into a spiral and rolled  them into a flower, hot glue holds them together.  I used the white Flax Ribbon and fashioned a ribbon flower.  

The leaves use the Magnolia Memory Dies and are cut from Mossy Meadow Card Stock. The white sprigs were cut using the Detailed Peacock Dies.  The flower centers were cut from Magnolia Memory Dies and I added a Gold Faceted Gem to the centers.  I added some loops of White Baker's Twine.  I used hot glue to attach all of the elements.

I wrapped a length of Flax ribbon around the box, leaving some long tails.  The bouquet is hot glued to that ribbon so you can slide the whole thing off.  I put some of our local Wildflour Bakery cookies it it.

I hope the friend I gave this to enjoys it as much I enjoyed making it!

Over the years I've used this style to wrap a lot of presents.  I used whatever I find, strips of linen or silk, burlap, or wide ribbon.  One of my favorites are rolled flowers from book pages.  Stampin' Up! used to sell a die and it is a favorite of mine!  Here are a couple examples.

Thank you for looking!  If you need a demonstrator I would love to be your source for Stampin' Up! product.  You can shop 24/7 from my online store where you can find the products I used in this project and all things Stampin' Up!  Be sure to use my October Host Code 44D9P26. Happy stampin'!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Getting a "Round" to a Birthday Card

Today I have very simple card layout to share with you.  It was not what I intended when I sat down to create, but I think that is the fun of creativity!  I think this layout is very versatile! 

Here are the details

Basic Black card stock base 4 1/4"x11" scored in half the long way
Copper Foil Sheets 4 1/8"x 5 3/8" and a strip 1/2"x4 1/8"
Designer Series Paper 4"x 5 1/4" (I used the retired DSP "Urban Underground")
Basic Black circle die cut using Stitched Shapes
Very Vanilla circle die cut using Stitched Shapes
Copper Foil Sheets scallop circle die cut using Layering Circles Dies
Stamped the greeting (from the long retired Paper Pumpkin "Hey Man")

Can you tell that I added a little Wink of Stella shimmer to the "happy"?

I used Stampin' Dimenstionals to pop the scallop/greeting off the black circle.  And, because I am cheap smart I use the following technique to get the most out of my copper foil.  By cutting out the center of the layer I can get the scallop circle and the 1/2" strip with some left over!

While I used retired paper for this project I think the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper would be a good alternative.

I added the card to this gift bag -- I used the Cheers Dies , a sneak peek of something that will be available to you beginning September 4.

Here is another card I made substituting Real Red Card Stock for the Copper Foil.  For this one I used    Well Said for the greeting

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Delicate Lace Thank You Card and a Little Sneak Peek

I'm back!  Starting to play with all the "new" product that has been waiting for me for weeks!  When I ordered the Delicate Lace dies I pictured using the die like this!  It makes such a gorgeous edge!

My card base is Whisper White Thick.  I added a layer using Purple Posey, one of the new In Colors, adding texture to the layer by embossing it with the Subtle 3D embossing folder.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the Delicate Lace panel.

The frame that I die cut is the sneak peak -- it is a die set from a Halloween Suite -- Ornate Frames.  I stamped in Basic Gray Ink the "Thanks" greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  I used dies from several sets to place behind the greeting --Botanical Tags, Frosted Bouquet, and Lovely Flowers.  If you don't want (insert shocked gasp) to purchase, or don't already have all those you could use Frosted Bouquet exclusively and get a very similar look.  The leaves are die cut from Soft Sea Foam card stock.  I used some threads from a deconstructed piece of Metallic Edge Ribbon wrapped and tucked behind the leaves and greeting panel.

Finished it off by adding a few Pearl Basic Jewels and colored the little flowers with Wink of Stella -- it's all in the details!

Delicate Lace, Purple Posey, Whisper White

It was so much fun putting this card together!  Really made me happy, and it's cheaper than therapy!
Hope you like it as well, thank you so much for looking!  I'd appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator when you order your Stampin' Up! supplies.  You can shop 24/7 from my online store. Be sure to use my August Host Code Z3RUATVA!

Happy Stampin'


Bridal Shower Card & Sneak Peek

Hi!  Long time no see.  I've had a crazy year so far, spending weeks and weeks away from home helping my mom and dad buy a new place, downsize, sort, pack, move and sell a house they lived in for over 50 years. Bittersweet. But now I'm back in my own stamping space and excited to share a card I made for a lovely young woman who is marrying the son of one of my very best friends. 

I love a simple card with lots of white space and this is the epitome of that!  I started with a base card using Whisper White Thick Card Stock.  I cut a Whisper White scallop square using the Layering Squares dies,  a smaller Whisper White square cut with a die from the Stitched Shapes set.  The heart is cut from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Stitched Be Mine dies.

I stamped a those tiny circles in a few places -- it's from the Artisan Textures set and is a favorite of mine.  The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings.  They are both stamped using Delicata Metallic Ink in Silvery Shimmer.  It is in the 2019 Holiday Catalog and will be available to you beginning September 4.  It is a beautiful silver -- enjoy the sneak peek!

I had some scrap threads from another project sitting on my desk.  I took a few inches of Metallic Edge Ribbon, cut off one edge and stripped off some threads to fringe the ribbon.  The threads are shimmery and silky and perfect to wrap and put behind the heart.  I couldn't resist adding some rhinestones to finish it off

Thank you so much for looking!  I'd truly appreciate you selecting me to order Stampin' Up! product through.  You can order the products I've used today through my Stampin' Up! 24/7 online store -- using the August host code Z3RUATVA for the best deal!



Tuesday, June 25, 2019

WOW! Stamps in Clearance Rack and more

Stampin' Up! just announced that for the very first time they will be adding stamp sets to the Clearance Rack.  Set your alarm for 12:01 tonight so you don't miss them!  Clearance Rack items often sell out quickly.  Here is the list (there will be images and prices on the Rack.

As exciting as that is -- it gets better IMHO -- Bonus Days are back!

From July 1-31, 2019 for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping) you earn a $5 bonus that can be redeemed August 1-31, 2019.  There is no limit on the number of 5$ bonuses you can earn.

Do you want it all?  This next promotion will make it easier

You can get $155 in merchandise for just $99 (and there is free shipping) when you sign up to be a demonstrator between July 1 - August 31.  That's and extra $30.  But, there's more

  •      Get a $10 bonus the following month to spend on anything in the catalog!
  •      Get 20% off your orders while you are an active demonstrator
  •      No other obligation to sell, share or purchase unless you want to continue your demonstratorship.
  •      Access to Stampin' Connection -- an online    community for demonstrators

Wow!  That's a lot of exciting news for one day!

Thanks for hanging in there with me! Please use my July host code, YD2V4VEG, when you place your order!