Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This is one of the projects we did at our hostess clubs the last two nights.
Aren't they fun? The biggest hassle with these is finding flat lollipops - but it's really easy to find some during the Halloween sugar sellout. :D I'll show you sometime the one I did for Valentine's day!
Card stock is Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, and Basic Black. Stamp set is GRATEFUL GREETINGS; we stamped it with Whisper White craft, then heat embossed - so we used an embossing buddy, white embossing powder, and a heat tool. This is fun to punch! We used the owl punch, large scallop circle punch, and 1-3/4" circle punch. The DSP for his vest is a Neutrals 12x12 DSP pack. You could do LOTS of owls, for SURE! :)
OK, I'm outta here. Leave me a note! :) Let me know you're out there! :) Have a wonderful day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something! :D
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I know we have all heard the expression that goes like this - "
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well, that is what happened with this card. I had seen a card in the new catalog that really caught my eye. I am a very simple stamper, not too much "fru fru." This card features the stamp set Funky Four and I loved the way Stampin' Up! had done it. I wanted to CASE (copy and steal everything) it. I did not have the same sentiment but I knew I had one that I could use. So, I carefully used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line things up. I think that part turned out great. Then, as fate would have it I stamped the sentiment last and look what happened!
I stamped it upside down! What to do? Well, as I have said often enough to my kids and others that I teach..."if you mess it up, you have to dress it up." That is what I did. I took my mess up and did a few cuts and layers and voila! A fixed up card.
The lesson in this for you is simple, make the best of what you have each and every day. Use your blessings to touch someone today.
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Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
Good Morning Stampers,
I am excited to be able to share with you today's project which highlights the beautiful Texturz Plates that Stampin' Up! carries. The versatility of the Texturz Plates and the Big Shot is never ending and there are so many beautiful projects you can create not only in card making, but in gift giving and even home decor. Today I would like to share an easy project using the Backgrounds #1 Texturz Plates.
This metal sheet embossed Coffee Mug can be made to fit everyone's individual taste by changing up the Texturz Plates. When paired with the mug, it makes the perfect holiday gift for a teacher, the coffee lover in your life, or anybody else you can think of. You can easily create a beautiful coffee basket and include this mug as part of the gift. It is personal and sure to be loved by the recipient. Did you know you can run over 50 different materials through the Big Shot? Metal sheets is just one of the many materials that will run through the machine.
Would you like to make one of these? Just go over to my blog at www.addalittledazzle.com and find a FREE pdf tutorial with complete instructions. Thanks for stopping by while Lori is on vacation.
Have a dazzling day,
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Pizza Box and Cards gift
If you need a quick little gift for someone, this is perfect! It was one of the classes I took at the LNS Stamp Camp while I was in Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up Convention in July. I can't remember who taught this class now but it is a great gift.
They showed us how to make a miniature pizza box using an 11" X 6" piece of cardstock and fill it will little 3X3 Cards. This cute box is made using Old Olive Cardstock that is stamped with the Sanded Background Stamp. This gives the box a nice texture without overpowering it. The lid is decorated with Concord Crush, Perfect Plum and Old Olive cardstock. The piece of Concord Crush is textured with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder, the Perfect Plum is punched with the eyelet Border punch.
The cards as well as the envelopes are stamped with a flower and butterfly and a sentiment is added using the Scalloped Oval and Large Oval punches. The little envelopes are in the catalog, page 171.
Fold in all sides and adhere together to form the pizza box.
I'm thinking about making another little pizza box and filling it with Christmas tags. It's not too early to start crafting for Christmas is it??CLICK HERE TO VISIT ELAINE'S BLOG!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, Candy Cane Christmas DSP
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Monday, September 20, 2010
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Friday, September 17, 2010
Good Morning Stampers,
Today I would like to share this project that I found on the internet a long time ago. The embossed gum holder. I absoutley fell in love with it and added my twist to it.. It was easy to recreate and the emobssed metal leaf adds a subtle yet elegat look. This is a perfect yet unique small gift for your loved one for any occasion you choose. Did you see the beautiful designer series paper that can be found in the new Holiday Mini Catalog? It adds the perfect fall look to this project paired with Cajun Craze Cardstock, metallic eyelets, and many more awesome Stampin' Up! products.
To download your fee pdf file, make sure to check out my blog - Lori has the link below!
Have a dazzing day,
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Thursday, September 16, 2010
I saw a simular basket a while back on Gretchen Barron's blog. I love the texture and how it makes the Baskets and Blooms die look like a beach bag. I layered the 1" strips onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and cut it with the Basket die. I cut off the edge with the dotted line since I wasn't making it a round basket. I made a basket using this die and base pattern at the LNS stamp camp at the Stampin' Up convention. The base for the basket is a 5 1/2" X 7" piece of cardstock. I scored it at 2" in on all 4 sides and clipped in to the score line on the 7" side and snipped off the corners. They would show through the handle of the basket if they weren't stnipped down a little. Here is the pattern
When putting the basket together, adhere the larger center tab to the basket and then fold the 2 sides until they are lined up with the edge of the basket and stick them down.
It is a very quick and easy way to make a basket, if you want to make it a little wider you could make it 6 or 6 1/2" wide instead of 5 1/2". There are so many ways to decorate the little basket, I went a bit simple with a bow to tie the handle together and a flower made with the 5-Petal Flower punch embellished with a Rhinestone Brad. What would you put in such a cute little basket?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
NOTE: Marisol included a side view for you, so you could see how she popped up parts of the image with dimensionals:
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I just love using all the punches and fun colors and designer papers that Stampin' Up! has to offer. However, I don't always have the time or the creative juices flowing to completely come up with a card all by myself. That is when I turn to sketches. "What is a sketch?" you ask. Well, a sketch is simply a design for a card or a scrap book page. Basically, the layout is there and all you do is come up with stamps, colors etc.
For Example: Here is a sketch that I did recently. This was the 411 sketch. I just followed this layout or sketch and made my own card using that format. Sadly, this stamp set and the designer paper just retired in the summer mini catalog but, you can still play along with a sketch by simply using whatever card stock, papers, stamps and inks you have on hand.
Until I see you again, keep on stamping and take inspiration wherever you find it!
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Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Dies we used for the coasters were the scallop square, the snowflake, and the scallop circle. For the headband flower, we used the scallops #2 die.
(My mom modeled for me! :D )
Leave me some love! I'll miss you - but I KNOW you're going to enjoy having some fresh blood in here. :D
Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!! BE BLESSED~!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
OK. Today I'm going to show you one of the projects from the Big Shot & Fabric class we did. This wasn't my FAVORITE, but it would look awesome in a little basket with some bread to go along - it's a jam bag. And yes, each person got a jar of homemade preserves to decorate and take home with them. Don't you wish you would have come??? :D
The reason I wanted to show you this bag today is because it features the DECK THE HALLS fabric from the Holiday Mini! You can see all three patterns that come in this pack - and you also get directions for five different projects to do with your fabric!
We had a great time working with fabric. I'll show you the other two projects tomorrow, and then MONDAY is the big day. :) Feel free to leave comment love for me while I'm gone, and I hope you'll leave some for my guests AND go visit their blogs!!
Have a WONDERFUL day! Take the time to STAMP something!!!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Maybe this will help you get inspired. I really like it, although it's SUPER simple. And it's made JUST FOR YOU. :)
Card stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Whisper White craft
Stamp set: Many Merry Messages
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, corner ticket punch, white embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, Frost White shimmer paint, rubbing alcohol, spritz bottle, dauber
Took the dauber and rubbed some ink onto the snowflakes, then embossed the saying. Sprayed the whole thing with shimmer spray, and ticked the corners. It REALLY shimmers IRL!
OK, I'm outta here. Literally. :D I will pre-post for tomorrow and Friday, too, and then the guest posts start! If I don't get enough of them to fill out the two weeks, I'll post. If I have extra, I will continue to use them! LOL!
Have a WONDERFUL day! Enjoy the guests, and don't forget me. :D Make sure you take the time to STAMP something!!!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
OK! Today I'm showing you the second card we did at last August's workshop! I really like this one - the color is a BIT off, and I cannot figure out why. But, there ya go. :)
It's a HAPPY card! :)
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip Craft
Stamp set: Tiny Teacup, Sincere Salutations (inside)
Accessories: Take a Sip Stampin' Around Wheel and handle, embossing buddy, clear embossing powder, corner ticket punch, heat tool
The Pink Pirouette card stock is cut at 5"x8.25", and it is the part that opens. Inside, we stamped and embossed the "Thinking of you" stamp from Sincere Salutations.
OK, I'm outta here - lots to do, need to finish packing, etc., etc! :D Today is our 14th anniversary; if you happen to read this, Bear, I LOVE YOU. I can't wait to see you again this weekend! BE SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze
Stamp set: Autumn Splendor, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Neutrals DSP Pack, paper snips, dimensionals, sponge, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Leaves die
Below is a close-up of the background embossing; I took leaves I'd cut from thin chipboard and put them on one of the Big Shot's acrylic cutting plates, then put the DSP on top; I ran it through the Big Shot with the silicon pad and the Impressions Pad on top. It's not OBVIOUS when you look at the card, but it definitely adds a little something!
OK. I'm outta here! I'm still working hard to make sure you have lots of blog posts while I'm gone. :D Be sure and come by every day while I'm gone; I'd hate for you to have to catch up.... :D
Have a wonderful day! Be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Anyway. This is my favorite set - and I always save my favorite for last. :D
Can you SEE why it's my favorite set?!? :D Penguins AND snowflakes! What could be better?!?!? He just makes me happy. :)
The snowflake for the tag is cut from the chipboard that comes with your designer series paper. It's just the white chipboard, firm enough to stand up to handling, and white! The middle, where the penguin is stamped, is the smaller scallop on the scallop circle #2 die; we cut it FIRST, which is HIGHLY unusual - one of our mantras around the studio is STAMP, THEN PUNCH. :D But we took the die cut to the stamp, instead of stamping onto the die cut. That way, we could see where we were putting the little guy! :D
I hope we've been able to show you how versatile this set is! Not only does purchasing it give $2 to a VERY worthy cause - at the release of the new IB&C, we'd contributed over $900,000! - but it's a fun, versatile, easy stamp set to use. Here's the info, just in case you want to order it now (or on your next order :D):
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OK. I'm outta here! Have a WONDERFUL weekend! Relax, enjoy the beautiful weather - and maybe take some stuff to stamp with you. :D Heck, who am I kidding? Be SURE to make the time to STAMP something!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Aren't they pretty? For the inside of the card, we used a stamp from Occasional Quotes, my favorite level 3 hostess-only stamp set. We heat-embossed it in white. And I don't know if you caught it, but the Whisper White mat on the card was run through the Big Shot with a Texturz plate. We used the following, too: corner rounder, scallop edge punch, Big Shot, scallop square die.
I'm off! So much to do, so little time to do it in! :D Have a WONDERFUL day, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Here's today's share from Saturday's RMH class!
The tag is two-sided; we put the "Homemade and to die for" stamp on the other side. :)
You may have a hard time seeing it, but the Melon Mambo card stock is texturz-plated with tiny polka dots. :)
Colors: Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Whisper White.
OK, I'm OFF. More to do, plus go to church tonight - it never stops, does it. :D
Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to STAMP something!!!!