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Monday, October 31, 2016

Trick or Treat Monday

Happy Halloween to all you ghosties.  Since I already posted a couple of Halloween items, I don't have any new ones to show to celebrate today.  However, today's card is one we made at stamp camp and I actually used it for one of my grandkids for Halloween by drawing a little jac-o-lantern face on one of the pumpkins and changing the message to Happy Halloween.

Another great use of the Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set and matching punch!
I hope your day isn't too spooky.

Friday, October 28, 2016


Friday is here and I am on my way to the beach for an annual shopping trip I take with my sorority sisters.  Always a fun time and it looks like the weather will be great.

I meant to take pictures of the treats I made for our church Fall Festival for today's post and I forgot so I thought I would do something with DSP to remind you that the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE DSP Special will be over on Monday.

  Here is my card, which also went to my Proverbial Stampers Group for our Oct challenge to use any of the DSP's available for the special.

To get this look, cut strips of paper 1/2" wide.  You can start with a long piece and then cut it off as you go. There are several ways to make your pattern, so you can't really go wrong.  I found it easiest to start with one piece that goes the whole way across the paper (the long green one just below the center of the card). Then, you just start to lay the pieces back and forth on your paper.  One suggestion I would make is that you make sure that the piece that you are "butting" up against the other piece (like a "T"), is cut straight across using your paper cutter.  You might think you are cutting it straight with your eyeball, but if you are off a little, it starts to make your pattern crooked. I let a sliver of a space between by pieces.  Once you have all your pieces adhered, turn it over and cut off the excess.  I also suggest you use a glue that will "slide" when placing your piece so that you can move it slightly if needed.  Tombow is good for this  You may also notice that I glued on top of my  Silicone Craft Sheet so that any extra glue on the back of my pieces did not stick to my scrap paper or table.  If you don't have one of these, you need one!. 
This is a great way for you to use left over DSP.  Try your hand at it and see what you can come up with.
The stamp set used is Basket of Wishes found on pg 49 of the Holiday Catalog.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

WOO! HOO! Wednesday

Have to let you know about this new Stampin' Up announcement!  Demonstrators and customers alike will be able to order a new product to be sold in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog NOW, beginning Nov 1.  How cool is that!


It is Stitched From the Heart Framelits and here is a link to a video to tell you all about it.  I am in LOVE!  Aren't these the cutest little things?!  No more paper piercing with this product.  It is all in one swipe of the Big Shot.  I don't have mine yet because I just found out, but you can be sure it will be on my next order.  The special runs from Nov 1-30.

To go along with these framelits, Stampin' Up is putting the following Stamp Sets on sale that coordinate with the new product:

ItemDescriptionRetail PriceSale Price
145372Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies-set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares$30 USD/$40 CADNo discount
142069 (HC p. 11)Greetings From Santa Wood-mount Stamp Set$27 USD/$35 CAD$20.25 USD/$26.25 CAD
143269 (HC p. 11)Greetings From Santa Clear-mount Stamp Set$19 USD/$25 CAD$14.25 USD/$18.75 CAD
142114 (HC p. 15)Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set$21 USD/$26 CAD$15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD
142049 (HC p. 19)Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set$35 USD/$43 CAD$26.25 USD/$32.25 CAD
142142 (HC p. 23)Merry Mice Wood-mount Stamp Set$23 USD/$30 CAD$17.25 USD/$22.50 CAD
142145 (HC p. 23)Merry Mice Clear-mount Stamp Set$17 USD/$22 CAD$12.75 USD/$16.50 CAD
142180 (HC p. 33)Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set$21 USD/$26 CAD$15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD
142206 (HC p. 43)Suite Season Wood-mount Stamp Set$28 USD/$36 CAD$21 USD/$27 CAD
142209 (HC p. 43)Suite Season Clear-mount Stamp Set$20 USD/$27 CAD$15 USD/$20.25 CAD
140386 (AC p. 31)Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set$21 USD/$26 CAD$15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD
141859 (AC p. 61)Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set$26 USD/$32 CAD$19.50 USD/$24 CAD
141784 (AC p. 139)Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set$21 USD/$26 CAD$15.75 USD/$19.50 CAD
   AC is for the Annual Catalog and HC is for the Holiday Catalog, where you can view these stamp sets yourself.

Let me know if I can help you with your order or just go to the link at the top of this blog to place your own order on my Stampin' Up website.

Happy shopping, everyone.  I know you can't wait to get your own!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday Monday

Halloween is getting close so today's post is a card we made at stamp camp last week just in time for the holiday.

For this card I used the Woodland Embossing Folder, Old Olive and Black cardstock,, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Word Window Punch (now retired), Markers, and Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set and matching Cookie Cutter Punch, all found in the Holiday Catalog.  I LOVE this new punch and all that you can do with it when you match it up with any of the stamp images in the Halloween stamp set and the
Cookie cutter Christmas Stamp Set.  They are awesome and so much fun!  Here they are pictured below.  If you would like to order them or anything else, click on the link to my website at the top of the page to place your order, shipped directly to you. 

Friday, October 21, 2016


My computer is driving me nuts!  It takes me forever to load a picture and get it into a folder.  Something has changed.  Don't know if I did it or the computer. Arggg!

But here I am finally.  Today's post is a picture of some gift card holders I have been working on for the Festival on Saturday and a craft show in Nov.  I have many different patterns for gift card holders, but saw this one on Pinterest and thought I would try it.  It was done by Becky Roberts and she has a video.

You start by cutting a piece of card stock at 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 and a 1 x 9 strip for the belly band.
  • Lay the long edge at the top of your Simply Scored and score at 2 and 6.
Fold up the larger section and adhere with Fast Fuse on each side.  This will be forming the pocket to hold your gift card.

Round the corners of the smaller section.  I also stamped a message from a retired set to the inside of this section.

Cut two pieces of DSP - one at 3 1/4 x 1 7/8 and one at 3 1/2 x 2 1/4.  Round the corners of the smaller piece on one long side. Then attach both pieces to the front sections of the holder.

I wrapped the belly band around the holder and creased it to fit securely.  Attach the band to itself with Fast Fuse.  I actually kept this attached part on the front of the holder because it is going to be covered up with the circles so you won't see where it is attached.  That will also make the back of your holder look more finished.

Punch out a 2" circle and a 1 3/4" circle from whatever color cardstock you choose and attach them to the belly band.

Stamp your teddy bear and punch it out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  Stamp and punch or just punch out a bow from the same punch. Attach both to the circles with Dimensionals.

Tie some twine or cotton thread around the band for decoration.  I also stamped "hello baby" from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it out with the Word Window punch. I attached it to the belly band with a Dimensional.

Many of the things I used are retired items.  I was trying to use up some old things.  The Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch are definitely new and they are awesome!  So many things you can do with them.

I hope you all have a great weekend.  Our wonderful, unexpected warm temps are going to be leaving and we will be getting cool air, wind and rain.  Well, it IS fall after all. 

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday

Well, I'm cleaning out some of my old stamping stuff getting ready for a stamping yard sale and craft fair on Saturday and I came across a project that I think was left over from one of the conventions that I never put together.  So today was the day.
Here is how it turned out:

The box was creased and ready to fold and put together.  Before I did that I stamped some spots using one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge (LOVE this set) and leaves from Vintage Leaves, using Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Always Artichoke inks.

I cut the tag a little shorter and then punched the top with the Tag Topper Punch.  The message is from Basket of Wishes.  Perfect for anytime, but especially this time of the year.

There was a sleeve of paper provided to wrap around the box, but I decided it took away from the stamped images so I didn't use it.  Ribbon and twine were provided so I finished off the box with them.  Hope someone at the festival has a special someone to whom they can give it!

Because you don't have this same box, don't fret.  Use your Gift Bag Punch Board to create your own box.

Thanks for visiting.  See you Friday.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, Monday

I promised to come back on Monday, Wed and Friday so here I am. 
I have been working on these cute little Frankenstein treat cups for Halloween.  Recipients will be sorority sisters who are taking a trip on Halloween weekend, my grandkids, and those who might purchase them at the October Fall Festival this weekend.  Look out - here he is:

Supplies:  Mini coffee cups found at, old olive card stock, Rolo cups, 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches, retired black and white DSP, black scraps, Fringe Scissors.

First you need to make a pattern for covering the cup.  To do this, cut one of the cups apart and open up.  Trace and make pattern.  After tracing onto old olive cardstock, I cut it out by cutting inside the tracing line.  To make the hair, I cut about 3/4" off the bottom of the pattern and then used that smaller piece to trace onto DSP.  I then cut off about 1/4" off the bottom of the DSP to make the little sliver to put on the lid. On the larger piece of DSP, use the Fringe Scissors to make hair.
Punch out circles and glue at odd angles on the cup.  Cut small strips for the mouth.  I used 3 Glue Dots to adhere Rolo cups, but hot glue would also work.
Fill with candy and you are done.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Well, I have been gone from posting on my blog for over one year.  Not sure why that happened.  I just got away from it.  So now I am here to say - I'M BACK!

It's been so long that it is taking me a while to remember how to even do all this stuff.  I'm hoping it will be like riding a bike - you never really forget.

I will be posting on Mon, Wed and Fri instead of every day.  Hopefully, that will help me to be more accountable.

My first post back is a card from my Stamp Camp last week.

This card was really very simple, especially for my stamp campers, because I had a lot of things already cut out for them. 

Supplies:  Vanilla and Choc Chip card stock, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper (from the Holiday Catalog), Woodgrain embossing folder for the background and the cap of the acorn, Gold Foil Paper, Retired Burlap Ribbon, Acorn Punch.

This card would work for most any occasion.

I have posted some new events on my Stampin' Up Website so click on the link at the top of this page to see some of the planned activities.  It's getting to be that busy time of the year.

Don't forget the Buy 3 Get one FREE regular DSP offer that lasts until Oct 31.

Thanks for visiting and reconnecting with me. 

Stop back on Monday to see another fall card.
Hope your weekend is going well.  The weather here in our part of PA is fabulous!