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! 


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Stampin' Up! Retiring Products Discount

Good morning!  I have been absent in blogging these past months and I apologize for that.  I've missed sharing with you and have barely had time to stamp. There is always a story...

I wanted to remind you that the Stampin' Up! catalog year is over on June 3 and there are products that will be retiring forever.  Stampin' Up! just announced some discounts on them as well, you can see them all here.  I hope you take a few minutes to make sure you have everything you might need from the retiring product.

Thank you for your continued support!  I hope to have some new projects with new product from the new catalog for you soonish. While you are looking at the retired product be sure to check out the Clearance Rack for some unbelievable bargains on great product.

Happy Stamping

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Be Mine Heart Card

Hi again!  I'm so excited to start sharing some Valentine's cards.  This first one was fun to make, I used the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies from the just released Occasions Catalog.  It's available with a coordinating stamp set in the Meant to Be Bundle giving you a 10% discount.

Here are the details

Base: 4 1/4x 11 Whisper White Card Stock, score in half

Layer 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Blushing Bride Card Stock

From Blushing Bride cut the largest heart, use only the thin scalloped border

From Lovely Lipstick cut the same largest heart, use only the center heart

From Blushing Bride Card Stock cut the heart border 3 times

I used a scrap piece of Vellum Card Stock, using the Lovely Lipstick heart I cut a slightly larger heart

Arrange the 3 heart borders to be as close together without overlapping (I used a post-it-note along the two sides to hold them in place.  

Apply Mono Adhesive to the scalloped heart and lay it over the heart borders then carefully trim away the hearts that hang over. 

Glue the Vellum heart the to back then place the Lovely Lipstick Heart behind those layers using Dimensionals to hold it in place.

Using Basic Gray Ink I stamped repeatedly the "sent with love" phrase from Itty Bitty Greetings, sometimes stamping without reinking.

Loop some Rose Metallic Thread and attach with a Glue Dot then place the heart.

I added a couple little hearts in the bottom corner, putting  a tiny Basic Pearl Jewel on the larger heart.

It was a fun card to make!

All of these supplies can be purchased through my online store.  I'd love to be your source for your Stampin' Up! supplies.  It's Sale-a-bration time which means that for eery $50 in product you get to choose a free set from the Sale-a-bration CatalogBe sure to use my January Host code QFU7KRX7 (when prompted online) if your order is under $150. If your order is $150 you get Host Benefits! 

Happy Stampin'!