Monday, October 29, 2012

Joy Card

Have you tried using the Stampin' Spritz bottles yet from stampin' up? These are really cool… they make it a snap to make your own spritz colors! All you need to do is take the bottle and fill it up about 2/3 of the way with rubbing alcohol and then add a few drops of your favorite ink color using a re-ink bottle. Then shake it up and you're ready to go. Just be careful to protect your work surface… sometimes the spritz is a little hard to control where it goes!!

For this card I made a spritz using gumball green. Then I cut out the letters to spell joy with the big shot (Typset Alphabet Bigz Die). Then I used the mist to spray the green over them. Remove the letters and you have a fun word masked out in white. 

To add more sparkle to this card I also used the brushed silver cardstock and stamped the sentiment Merry christmas by inking up my stamp with the silver shimmer paint! 

stamps: Greetings of the season,
ink: silver shimmer paint, gumball green re-inker in sprtiz bottle
paper:  whisper white, gumball green, brushed silver
Big Shot: framed tulips embossing folder, apothecary accents framelits die, Typset Alphabet Bigz Die

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cocktail shaker card!

Have you tried using the shaker frames from stampin' up to make shaker cards yet? They make it so easy. They are stick on both sides and already in circle shapes that coordinate with our different sized punches. All you do is stamp an image that will fit inside your circle, stick a shaker frame over it, put something in it to shake (I used the chunky glass glitter) and then remove the top liner to reveal the sticky surface and put a piece of window sheet over it! Ta dah… shaker. Then I punched a hole in another piece of card stock to make a top window and cover the frame. It's that easy! 

To add a little more sparkle to this card I used the Illuminate glimmer watermark ink from the holiday catalog. This ink looks really cool on white card stock. It adds a pretty shimmer that it subtle but adds so much fun to your card. I stamped the circles from the chock full of cheer set to add some bling to this card.  I used it on the top piece… you can see it if you look closely...

stamps: Happy Hour
ink: Black, gumballl green, garden green, cherry cobbler, illuminate glimmer watermark ink
paper:  Marina Mist, whisper white, Festival of prints designer series paper stack
other: stitched satin ribbon in gumball green, window sheet, shaker frame, glass glitter

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

15% OFF ALL STAMPS - Monday Oct 29!

Next Monday, Stampin' Up! is having a HUGE stamp sale!!

Here are the details: Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including:

  • Background stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Cookie press stamps
  • Single-image stamps
 This DOES NOT include Hostess sets, Bundled stamp sets or Digital stamp brush sets

There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order. 
Look through our catalog and let me know which sets you need for Holiday projects, or any sets that have been on your wish list. Now is the time to order them!

To order, just place an order on my website, give me a call or send me an e-mail! 

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Glitter Window

Ready for some more sparkle? Here is another way to add sparkle to your cards- packing tape! Yep. You heard me right… That's how I made the glittery windows on this card! Here's how it works. I took a piece of cardstock and punched the holes in it for the windows. Then Take some packing tape and put it over the holes. Dump glitter over it and shake off the extra. The glitter will stick to the packing tape and make a fun glittery window! You could do this with any shape that you can punch out! For this card I stamped the trees on a piece of white card stock and put them behind the window so it looks like you're looking into a snow and glitter covered winter scene! Isn't it pretty?

stamps: Greetings of the season, Christmas Lodge
ink: white
paper:  whisper white, crumb cake, soft suede
Big Shot: Woodgrain embossing folder
other: baja breeze seam binding ribbon, square punch, packing tape, dazzling diamonds glitter

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sparkly Snowflake Card

Can you believe that it's only a little over two months until christmas? Time to get started on those holiday cards!  Today I'm sharing another one of the cards we made at my season of sparkles class last week. This card was one of the favorites, I think! It was also the simplest to make. For this card, you simply emboss the vanilla cardstock with the snowflake embossing folder in the big shot.  To make that piece have a little sparkle, I spritzed it with a mixture of alcohol and champagne shimmer paint in a stamping Spritzer mist bottle. 

Then I add a piece of patterned paper to make a fun accent (I used the First Edition paper  from Stampin' Up that looks like newsprint). The big sparkly snowflake is cut out with the Snow Flurry die using the Champagne Glimmer sheets… this paper is really cool… covered in glitter, it's the easiest way to add some sparkle to your cards!  To finish it off I stamped the sentiment Peace on Earth and punched out the oval, adding a bit of shimmer paint to the edges with a sponge dauber. 

stamps: Greetings of the season, 
ink: Cherry cobbler, Champagne shimmer paint
paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Champagne Glimmer paper, First Edition Designer paper
Big Shot: snowflake embossing folder, Snow Flurry Bigz die
other: oval punch, Stampin' Spritzer mist bottle

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sparkles class tonight!!

Tonight is my Season of Sparkles Class! The Holidays are a perfect time to add sparkle to your cards and there are so many fun products and techniques to do it that I decided to have a class to share some of them. This is the first of 5 cards I will show that the lucky ladies will get to make at the class.

This card uses the Watercolor winter stamp set to make a very pretty sparkling card. I stamped the image on the vanilla cardstock cut out using the Labels framelits and then used Heat and Stick powder to make the whole piece sparkle. If you are like me and haven't really tried Heat and stick powder yet, I'd definitely recommend it. It's super easy to use and makes a VERY sparkly surface! Plus, the glitter won't rub off after you're done! 

stamps: Watercolor winter, Greetings of the Season
ink: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso
paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive,very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
big shot:Labels Framelits dies, Lacy Brocade Embossing folder
other: Heat and stick powder, versamark, heat gun, 1/8" taffeta ribbon

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Spider Cider pocket

Have you seen these cute little treat pockets yet? I've been seeing them everywhere online and finally tried one myself. It is double sided so it holds a treat on each side. I tried a cider packet as well and that fits in there too! Who wouldn't love to get one of these for halloween?

Here is a side view....

Here is what the other side looks like:

stamps: Monster Munchies
ink: basic black 
paper:  Designer Series Paper stack (brights), basic gray, basic black,whisper white
big shot: Apothecary accents Framelits dies
other: Circle punches, simply scored tool, polka dot grosgrain ribbon, 

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Thursday, October 11, 2012


Today I'm looking back at last year and sharing one of my favorite projects I made for Halloween last year! This fun little bat was made using the milk carton big shot die. You cut out the shape twice and adhere them together to make a bigger container. Isn't he cool? cute and creepy.... perfect for Halloween! To see the original post with some other fun halloween treats, click here

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Monster pull tab box

Here is another fun halloween treat I created. We didn't make this one in my class since it ended up being a little more complicated but I wanted to show it on my blog. To make this, I created a box with my Simply scored tool and basic gray yardstick. Then before assembling the box on one of the narrow sides, I made a couple slits with an exacto knife close to the top to create the pull out tab. I then assembled the box and decorated it using the Monster Munchies stamp set. Then to finish the tab, I used a punched out circle that folded in half and glued into the flap to create the little chute for candy to slide out…. then I added on a cute little end using the modern label punch with pumpkin pie cardstock  to create a little tab so you know where to pull it open. This would be perfect to fill with m&Ms or any other small candy pieces. 

stamps: Monster Munchies
ink: basic black 
paper:  Howlstooth and Scarringbone designer paper, basic gray, basic black, tangerine tango, whisper white
other: Circle punches, Modern label punch, simply scored tool

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sweet treat pocket for Halloween

This fun little treat pocket is perfect for a mini sized candy bar or a Ghirardelli chocolate square.  It is made using the Scallop Envelope die for the big shot. … you cut out two envelopes and put them together to create this cute pocket. The designer paper works perfect for this because it is double sided and you can see both sides of the cute paper. I also added on a cute ribbon tie and the "Happy Boo from me to you" from the Monster Munchies stamp set. 


stamps: Monster Munchies
ink: basic black, tangerine tango
paper:  Houndstooth and Scarringbone designer paper, very Vanilla
Big Shot: Scallop Envelope Die
other: Oval punch, 1/8 taffeta ribbon in pumpkin pie.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Halloween Nugget Holder

Another treat holder that I designed for my Halloween class using Monster Munchies. 

This easy to make treat holder was made using the top note die which was scored and folded to make this little folder. I also created a band to go around it and keep it securely closed. I decorated this with the skull stamp from the Monster Munchies stamp set (and some google eyes, of course). 

When you slide off the band and open it up, it's perfect to fit 3 hershey nuggets, wrapped in designer paper. what a cute treat! You could make these for any occasion, just change up the paper & Stamps!

stamps: Monster Munchies
ink: basic black
paper:  More Mustard, basic black, tangerine tango, whisper white, Houndstooth and Scarringbone designer paper 
Big Shot: Top note die
other: googlie eyes,  circle punches, paper piercing template and piercing tool.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spider Cider

 The Lucky Ladies who signed up for my Monster Munchies Halloween class this week will be making one of these to take home. 

When closed, this looks like a cute pocket card. I used the stamp set Monster Munchies along with some of the cool Howlstooth and Scarringbone designer paper to create this fun pocket. I also used the spiderweb embossing folder! Then you just pull up on the batty tab and see what's inside. This fun slider treat pocket is perfect for a hot chocolate or cider packet. I chose to use cider since the stamp set says "spider cider." 

stamps: Monster Munchies
ink: basic black, basic grey, tangerine tango
paper:  More Mustard, basic black, basic grey, tangerine tango, whisper white, Howlstooth and Scarringbone designer paper 
Big Shot: spiderweb embossing folder
other: googlie eyes, scalloped polka dot ribbon, oval punch, circle punches, curly label punch


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