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Monday, January 30, 2017

MONDAY MONDAY

I know I said I was going to post birthday ideas this week, but I have already changed my mind.  That's my prerogative as a woman, right?!

I have been working part of this weekend on Valentine treats.  And, of course, I got out My Paper Pumpkin!  What a fun program.  You get everything you need each month sent directly to you in a box with ALL the supplies you need to create the monthly project(s).  January's supplies included all I needed to make 24 Valentine treat holders.  Here is a picture of all the supplies and a picture of the end product.


Aren't they cutest!  Can't wait to give them to my sorority sisters. 
Now here is even better news!  During Sale-a-bration, when you join the program and pay for a 3 month pre-paid subscription, you pay $55 instead of $59!  And, of course, that is enough for you to get a FREE SAB product.

You can learn all the details by clicking on the Paper Pumpkin Link on the right side of the blog.  It will take you directly to the site, let you sign up with me as your demonstrator, and start your stamping fun.  There is no obligation after your 3 month subscription.  However, if you love it as much as I do and want to continue, you can sign up for a 1 month, another 3 month, or a 12 month subscription, each multiple month subscription saving you a little money.

I LOVE getting this fun, surprise box in the mail each month.  If you have any questions after you visit the Paper Pumpkin website, please let me know. 

I'm off to finish some more treat holders.

Friday, January 27, 2017

FRIDAY

Just a quick post today of one of the cards we made at our team meeting last Saturday.  I'm in love with another set.








When I saw this set, I thought - cute - maybe later.  But now it is on my short list to order!  I love this little ice cream with the chocolate on top. This card uses the Cool Treats Bundle found on pages 32 and 33 of the Occasions Catalog.  So that means you don't have to cut out any of these little pieces by hand - just run the pieces through your Big Shot and voila!  The other "cool" thing about this card is that it uses the Lace Doilies on pg 51 and they are reversible - white on one side and vanilla on the other - such a great idea! The background uses the stripe stencil.






Here are 2 other cards using the same set.

Come back next week - I am going to showcase some birthday card ideas.  Have a great weekend..



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAY

Today I would like to highlight the new Watercolor Pencils.  They have been so popular that they are already on backorder, but you will be able to re-order in February when the supply is refilled.

Here is a you tube video by Shannon West that will give you a few tips about these great pencils. So glad Stampin' Up has brought them back and they are now in our own Stampin' Up colors.

I have just put my pencils in one of our clear mount cases for storage.  There is enough room for an Aqua Painter and a Blender Pen, both of which are great tools to use with these pencils.




Cut the box apart that your pencils come in and adhere it to a piece of cardstock that will slide into the plastic sleeve on the outside of your case.  You can also make a smudge of what each color looks like and place in the sleeve on the inside to showcase the actual colors.  I still need to do this.
Here is a card used for a demonstration to show how you can make a color pallet on a piece of cardstock and then dip your Aqua Painter into it to color your image.

And my favorite new set - Beautiful You - is showcased here with watercolor pencil coloring.


         Neither of the swappers that made these cards put their names on them so I cannot give credit. - sorry!                              
What do you want to do with your new pencils?  The sky is the limit.

Monday, January 23, 2017

MORE MONDAY WINDOW BOX IDEAS

I am in  love with the Window Box Thinlit so I have a few more things to share.  These are three cards I made for my stamping demonstration this past Saturday to show you that you don't have to use the thinlits to JUST make boxes.

                                                      
For the card on the top left, you place your square cut-out candle die on the card and run through the Big Shot to get your image.  Then layer cardstock (or DSP) behind the cut out image.  I used the scallop piece cut out as the candle holder.  I also used Wink of Stella on the flames.

For the pastel card, cut-out your large hexagon image on the top layer of the card.  Then sponge on whatever colors you would like to show through on the card base.  Adhere together and embellish.

For the butterfly card, cut out your hexagon shape on black card stock, then cut that piece out with a circle image (here I used the new Stitched Circle Framelits).



The next several posts, I will show you some great cards we made at our meeting and also some swaps I received to give you lots of ideas.

Friday, January 20, 2017

FRIENDLY FRIDAY

Today' post shows you another way you can use the new Window Box Thinlit.  I made half the box which turns into a basket.  Here are three different versions.


You can make the basket without a handle like the little Valentine basket or you can make a basket and wrap the handle the long or short way. The Valentine basket is actually not really correct.  It was my first attempt and shows you what happens when you cut the diagonal from point to point instead of exactly in half.  However, you get the idea.
Follow the link from yesterday to cut your die in half and then adhere together. You will only be making one die.
Fill them with a favorite treat. 
What can you come up with?

Come back Monday and see some ideas of how you can use the die for just cards.
Have a great weekend.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MORE WINDOW BOX WEDNESDAY

Today's post shows you another way you can use your Window Box thinlit by making a hinged box that opens up like a Pac Man.

The first one is a little red one that you might use for a Valentine treat or gift.  It is closed with a little button and some twine.

I put the little heart square cut-out on each side, but not the bottom.  If you want to make sure all the hearts are facing the right direction be very attentive to how you place them when cutting them out.  As you can see the one on the front of the box is upside down, but it is going to stay that way.

The second box has just the front cut out and Floral Boutique DSP on the sides. I put a bow on the front to help hold it closed.  Inside I made four little gift cards using the square cutouts ad DSP.



The envelopes for the cards are made with the Envelope Punch Board.  I started with a piece that was 4 x 4 and scored at 1 7/8.  Then I cut white card stock at 4 x 2 1/4, folded in half, cut out the image, and popped into the envelope.
Click here to go to the Work of Carte Blog to see how the blogger (sorry, I can't find her name) cut the die to get the two pieces for the hinged box.  Just a tip that when you cut the hexagon in half as directed on the blog, make sure you are cutting in half and not just from the point to the point.

Here is a picture of the cards inside:

Come back on Friday to see some samples of the "half box" or basket.


Monday, January 16, 2017

MONDAY, MONDAY

Almost forgot my post - busy morning!

This week I will be sharing some ideas for the new Window Box Thinlet that is in the Occasions Catalog.  Love this new little box!

The first picture shows you a box I made and all the pieces you get in the framelit set.

This box was made with Watermelon Wonder Card Stock and the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Here is a larger picture of the box, which I think turned out pretty dandy.

To view how to put this box together, click here to see a Stampin' Up video.  The video will also show you how to make the banner.
You are able to get this box out of one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock, which is great.  You will also have room for the banner if you decide to make that. 
To make the inserted pieces (here the Glimmer Paper), trace the square or hexagon onto the desired paper, cut out by hand, and adhere to the inside with a little Tombow in strategic places.
Fill this with a special gift or treat for a special friend or loved one.
This framelit comes as a bundle with a matching Stamp Set and you can save 10%.  I did not get the stamp set right now, but it will be on my next order when I can use some of my FREE hostess benefits to pay for it.  Both can be found on pg 43 of the Occasions Catalog.
If you purchase the Bundle right now you will reach your $50 total needed to receive one FREE SAB set.  Sounds like a great idea!

Come back on Wednesday and see a sample of a hinged box using the same die.  You're going to love it!


Friday, January 13, 2017

FOLDING FRENZY FRIDAY

My post today is showing you some Star Fold Cards I demoed at our Joyful Heart Stampers December meeting.  One is definitely a Christmas theme and the others are general.  These take a little time, but once you get the hang of it, it isn't hard.  They would be for a special person, for sure.








                                                       There is a great video by Deb Valder to show you how to make these cards.  If you search for Star Fold Cards on Pinterest you can also see others.  There is another way to cut your base card, but I like Deb's directions best.  Click here to see the video and thanks to Deb for her work in creating so that we can all create.

Heads up - the Stitched Framelits will once again be available for order this coming Monday, Jan 16.  I love mine and you will love yours also so place your order, add a few other things, and receive a FREE SAB product.

Come back next week and I will show you some fun things you can make with the new Window Box Framelit.  You're not going to want to miss this!  Have a great weekend.



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY

Today's post is another card we are making at Stamp Camp this month.  It uses the new Beautiful You Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog.  Love this sketch set.



The card is a different design I had seen on Pinterest. Cut your card at 4 1/2 and score at 5 1/2.  Open the card up and lay the fold on the 2" mark of your paper cutter.  This will give you the top flap you see.  Then cut the piece you cut off at 2" also so that the top and bottom are both the same size. When you adhere the card together, you put adhesive along the top and bottom of the stamped image, lay the 2" bottom piece along the bottom of the card, lay the adhesive piece down so that it adheres to both the top and bottom sections.  And voila' your card front is together.

To make the stamped image I inked the image in Whisper White and then heated it with the heat gun to make sure it was dry.  I also stamped a few white dots using one of the images in the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.

Color in the image with the new Watercolor Pencils that match the ink colors we have. You can color over the white lines also. So glad Stampin' Up brought back the pencils!  I also put some clear Wink of Stella on the umbrella to give it a "wet" look, but it is hard to see here.

The DSP is Affectionately Yours and the ribbon is a FREE SAB item (you get both gold and silver in the free pack).  The pieces dimensions are 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 for the Calypso Coral and 3 1/4 x 2 for the Night of Navy.  Hope you enjoy this new card fold.  See what you can come up with.

Monday, January 9, 2017

MOUSE MONDAY

This cute little card is one I made for a swap at our Proverbial Stampers team meeting this coming Saturday.  I took several different ideas I saw on Pinterest and combined them into my own card.

I saw the mouse on several cards.  It uses the Fox builder Punch for the face, body and paws and the stamped whisker image from the Foxy Friends Stamp Set.  The ears are made with the 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches with some clear Wink of Stella on the pink circle. 
The cheese background is made with So Saffron card stock punched with random 1" circles.  The edges of the circles are sponged with Crushed Curry ink.
The little piece of cheese is made by cutting a triangle and then randomly punching holes with the 1/8" hand held circle punch.
The mouse is popped up on a vanilla 2" circle and then layered onto a Basic Gray Circle using the new Stitched Circle framelits.
The ribbon is one of the FREE items you can get for your $50 order during Sale-a-bration.  The ribbon comes in gold and silver (you get both) and this card uses the silver.
The little banner the mouse is holding uses the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and the matching duel Banner Punch.
I hope my fellow swappers will like the card!  Say "cheese".

Friday, January 6, 2017

FIRST FRIDAY OF 2017!

Welcome Back!

Have you seen the new Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs?  If not, click on the right to view them with all of the awesome new and FREE products.

The Occasions Catalog is now done, but there are some of your favorite stamp sets and accessories still available as carry-over items.  Click here to see the list of items that you can still order. Don't miss out if there is something you REALLY love.

Today's post is another winter card we will be making at January Stamp Camp.  I made two versions and here they are.

                                                                       

 I like the second attempt better because of the smaller pieces as second layers.  I used the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set, Flower Medallion Punch for the snowflake, and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.  The polka dot paper is retired and is like a window sheet with gold on one side and silver on the other.  That is layered onto Elegant Eggplant strips.  The gold and silver twine is also retired.  The little embellishments in the middle of the snowflakes are from the Close Out sales. I also used Gold or Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper behind the message.

The stampers at stamp camp will be able to choose whether they want gold or silver, but the cards will be cut with the smaller pieces instead of the larger ones.  They each measure 1 1/8 x 5.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WE'RE IN A NEW YEAR WEDNESDAY

Happy 2017 to everyone!

Sorry I have been absent - life and Christmas busyness got in the way.  But I'm back and hope to bring you some new, fun posts.

First of all don't forget that today is the first day of the Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-a-bration.  For every $50 of any Stampin' Up products ordered you get to choose a FREE SAB set! When you host a party that reaches $250, you also get $25 extra hostess credit.  A win, win!  Let me know if I can help you achieve that goal.

Visit the website at the top of the blog or click on the catalogs on the right to view the catalogs or place an order.

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT AS I SAT DOWN AT MY COMPUTER A MESSAGE CAME THROUGH ON FACEBOOK THAT THE STAMPIN UP SYSTEMs ARE DOWN.  OH NO.  THEY MUST BE FRANTIC.  YOU CANNOT ACCESS THE WEBSITE OR SEE CATALOGS RIGHT NOW.  KEEP CHECKING AS THE DAY GOES ON.  I KNOW THEY ARE WORKING HARD AND ARE DEFINITELY MORE FRUSTRATED RIGHT NOW THAN YOU ARE THAT NOTHING IS WORKING.  KEEP THE FAITH!

Even though we haven't had much snow at all here in my neck of the PA woods, it IS winter so here is a snowy winter card we will be making at stamp camp next week.


I saw this cute idea of a melted snowman on Pinterest and decided to use the idea for the card.
The card uses the Brick Wall emb folder for the Early Espresso background, the Hearth & Home Thinlet for the window in Crumb Cake, and the retired Christmas Greetings Thinlet "hello" in Pool Party.
I used the Stamp Set Sprinkles of Life cloud with matching Tree Builder Punch, and the hat and arm branches from the Snow Place Stamp Set.  I just cut a little orange sliver for the nose and drew the eyes and buttons on with a black marker.
The melted snowman is adhered to a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits that were available for order in Nov but now closed until later.  Behind the window is a piece from the Fancy Frost Specialty DSP from the Occasions Catalog rubbed with a little Pool Party ink on a sponge.

Try your melted snowman idea and see what you come up with.