Thursday, December 23, 2010

Teacher Gift...

Well once again I am slow in posting. This holiday season has just been crazy busy. I get done what I can, but it's never enough. :) I am sure you ALL know how that goes!!!! Anyway...this is my daughter's last year of preschool. She starts KINDERGARTEN next year!!! (Yeah...really don't want to talk about that.) Anyway...in her class there she has her teacher and two helpers. So of course I had to make them each something for Christmas. First of all let me show you their gift all packaged up...
It is an assortment of some hot chocolate stuff, an ornament, a tin of tags, and a gift card for the teacher. (The helpers got everything but the gift card.) I want to show you this tin of tags cause I'm kinda in love. :) ) Here is the front of the tin...
HOW CUTE! :) I actually embossed RIGHT onto the tin! I stamped the snowflakes from "Serene Snowflake" set in VersaMark ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. So it's just a pretty shimmer on the tin. (And by the way...the tins that I used are for sale on the Clearance Rack here... http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?email=ashleyann423%40gmail.com&phone=801.404.1394 ) Here is a bit of a close-up...HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT??!!! For the ornament on the front, I also embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder so it shimmered. Then I just colored in the "joy" with my Chocolate Chip marker and added a pearl for the "O". Used my Top Note die and my Big Shot to finish off the cover. Here are all three of the tins...

Then when you open it up, this is what you see...
The tags are the same as the cover, just used different papers. (They are all from the Jolly Holiday paper pack.) Here are some of the tags out....
I used the Jumbo Eyelets in the corner, with some retired Rope Twine stuff from last year. (LOVE that stuff!!!!) Each tin had 4 tags in it. I LOVE how they turned out and hope they did too!!!!
I know it's a bit late for you to use these as teacher gifts for this year. BUT....I am sure some of you still have wrapping to do (like me!!!!) and maybe it will help with your gifts. :) Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

December Club Projects...

I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted. Geez! Welcome to the holiday season, I guess! :) We have had some fun family events at our house lately (good things! :) ), so it's been hectic. A good hectic though. :)

Today I am FINALLY showing you my December club projects! First up is the card we made...


I used the set, "A Cute Christmas" and then Candy Cane Designer Series Paper. (Unfortunately this is all sold out now, but there are other fun holiday papers available!!! :) ) Those fun Big Designer Buttons are awesome also! Ok...then if you look real close at the ornaments...you will see a fun surprise. I used the Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, the Illuminate Top Coat. You just paint it on a bit like nail polish and it gives a fun shimmer. Here is a close-up and hopefully you can see it better...

I painted it on white parts of the ornament and then also over some of the parts of the ornament that I colored. The colors of this card are Baja Breeze, Real Red, Garden Green, and Blushing Bride.

We also made a fun candy holder. Here it is...
And then when you pull the bow (no need to untie it, just pull it out), out pops the candy (sorry for the different photo background. I forgot to originally take a pic of this opened and went back to do it real quick.) ...
Super fun, huh?! We used that fun Christmas roller (can NOT remember the name for the life of me right now) and the Contempo Christmas stamp set. The colors for this are Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and Crumb Cake.
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Club Gals Thank You Gift...

I forgot to show you this project that I made last month. We started club rounds again this month, and I wanted to have a "thank you for joining me" gift for my gals. Well...when we started selling clear mount stamps awhile ago, I was SO EXCITED that we sold the clear cases in a bundle! (Just $4.95 for 4 of the cases!!!) I knew I wanted to make something fun with them. Took me awhile to finally implement that idea in my head, but I'm glad I waited so I had something special for my clubbers! :) Here is what I made them...
Used some fun Designer Series Paper (Both Play Date paper and Greenhouse Gala patterns were used. I should have taken a picture of all of them since there were lots of different ones. But I forgot to do that until after I had handed most of them out. Sorry!!!) for the insert. Then made a fun flower accent for the cover. Here is a close-up...
Did some embossing with the polka dot folder, some sponging, used some more Designer Series Paper, the Island Floral Big Shot die, the Fancy Flower punch, and a fun jumbo brad.
Here is the case opened up...
Used one of our cello bags with some Designer Series Paper inside to make the pocket. Then added a notepad and pen on the right side. Now they can make lists of all the fun Stampin' Up! products they want to buy! :) Here is the little pocket opened up...
And here is a view from the top...
And here are the few I had around to take a picture of. Again, sorry I can't show you all of them! :) Loved them all though!
Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Christmas Class Is Coming...

A Christmas Class is coming! What kind of Christmas class do YOU want? Do you want to make gifts (either for yourself! :) or a loved one) OR do you want to make Christmas cards?! Well...in this class...YOU can pick!!!! There is an option in this class to make either some home decor items or Christmas cards. Whatever you choose! And if you can't decide or need both...well that is not a problem!!! Just choose to do both!!! :)


The Decor Bundle includes a set of 4 decor blocks (each block is 3x3) and a framed art piece. The blocks spell out four different phrases that you can use all year. The phrases are JOY, HOME, GIVE, and LOVE. You can display them vertically or horizontally. Here is the JOY side...
And as you can see, you just turn the blocks to display the other words...

Here is a shot of a letter from all the different sides...

And here is the framed art piece...
The cost to make both of these fabulous items is just $25.00!!!
The Christmas card bundle includes a set of TWENTY cards and envelopes. We will be making FOUR designs, FIVE cards each. Here are some sneak peeks of all the cards...The cost of the card bundle is also just $25.00!!!!


Here are all the class details...

DATE: Tuesday December 7th
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Ashley's House in Kaysville, Utah

CLASS REGISTRATION: $25.00 for Decor Bundle or $25.00 for Card Bundle

Do BOTH options for just $45.00!!!

RSVP BY Tuesday November 30th

YOU WILL RECEIVE: The Decor Bundle includes the blocks and all supplies to decorate all four sides and the top of each of the blocks. It also includes the frame and all the pieces to decorate the framed art as shown in picture. The Card Bundle includes all the supplies to make the 20 cards (4 designs, 5 cards of each design) and all the envelopes. If you choose BOTH bundles...you get ALL of it! :)

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN ADHESIVE OR YOU CAN PURCHASE AT CLASS FOR A FEE. (The Decor Bundle will need regular SNAIL adhesive and also a liquid adhesive...I recommend the "green" Tombow Multi-Purpose glue.)

CLASS ON THE GO KIT: If you are not able to attend the above listed time of this class or if you live too far away to attend, but still want to create either or both of these bundles...there is an option for you. You may purchase it as a "Class on the Go" kit. It will come with all supplies needed to complete all of the projects. (Except adhesive.) It will also come with full step-by-step instructions for each item. The price for either of the bundles is $28.00. Or purchase both bundles for $50.00. Add $5.00 if you need it shipped to you.

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A Little Snow...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday! We have had a great one. We came to my parents house in Colorado and had to go through some snow along the way to get here. So thought this card was appropriate to show you...
I love this snowglobe stamp (it's one of the ones sold in the ala cart section) and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a shaker card with it. You may not be able to tell, so here is another shot...
There is some fun chunky glitter in the Treat Cup and when you shake the card, the "snow" flutters about. :) It's quite fun. Other than that...it's a pretty simple card. Some embossing, some sponging with Whisper White craft ink, some stamping, some punching, some ribbon, some rhinestone brads, and there you go. :) Here is another close-up...
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Top Note Layout Revisited...

I told you that I made some more cards that were practically the same as the one I showed you yesterday. Well here they are...

This one just has a different stamped image and is landscape instead of portrait. But using the same stamp set. I LOVE this one! :) And that fabric again....WONDERFUL!! And right now it's HALF OFF!!!!! Can you get ANY better than that??!?! And those BIG BUTTONS. Just too much fun. :) Here is a close up...
I just tied it onto the fabric with some Linen Thread. Oh...and that cute family on the card is embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder so they are all sparkly! Here is a close-up of them...

The colors are just taken from the color of the fabric....Garden Green, Real Red, Baja Breeze, and then there is some Chocolate Chip in the mix. :) Here is another card that is once again in portrait...
Again...the same layout as the others. With the same fabric and big buttons...
I also spritzed some Shimmer Spray. And made those same sparkly people...
Both of these cards use the same embossing folder for the background as yesterdays card, Petals-A-Plenty. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Hope you enjoyed these cards! Thanks for visiting! And HAVE FUN getting ready for THANKSGIVING!!! :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Little Holiday Joy...

I know it's the week of Thanksgiving so should be showing those types of projects. :) However...we have to get ready for Christmas also, right?! So here is a pretty quick Christmas card you could mass produce...
The day that I made this card I made a few others with the same layout. I will show you those next time. :) But I think it's a fun layout that you could easily switch around. Anyway...this one I just did an embossed background with the Big Shot and the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder. Cut out a Top Note with my handy Big Shot and added the stamped images. The images are all from the "Welcome Christmas" stamp set. (I LOVE this stamp set!!!) The "joy" letters are embossed with Craft Chocolate Chip ink and clear embossing powder.
I also added a strip of the FABULOUS Candy Cane fabric. I just ripped about a 3/4" strip (and it was SO EASY to rip...went totally straight and I was a bit worried about that. :) ) and tied it around the card. Then I added a fun Candy Cane big button! Seriously...so much fun. I also spritzed the whole card with some shimmer spray I made with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol...
This card was a lot of fun to make. Give it a try yourself! :)

Thanks for visiting!! Hope you enjoyed!!!! :)

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christams Club Project...

Here is the 3D project we made for club last week...
It's a fun little decorated tin. I LOVE this "Cute Christmas" stamp set. So fun and whimsical! Here is a sideview...
Want to know how I added that ribbon handle? I just punched two holes using the FABULOUS Crop-A-Dile. It punched through the tin like BUTTER! It's wonderful! For the inside of the tin we used the "Tags Til Christmas" stamp set to make some tags...
Then on the bottom we put a place to write a note to the lucky recipient! You could always glue dot a gift card and use it as a gift card holder too if you wanted!
Hope you enjoy this project! Thanks for visiting!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Club Card...

This was the card for club that we made last week. I think it is SO MUCH FUN!!! I saw a similar card online somewhere while I was surfing the net...and it must have stuck in my head. When I went to my stamp room to create a card...this is what came out...

It's just about the same as the one I saw...from what I remember. Sorry I don't have a name of who's card it was! But it was a super fun card to make and I LOVE this Northern Flurry Embossing folder! LOVE LOVE it! We just ran the Crumb Cake cardstock through the Big Shot and then we sponged some Whisper White ink over the snowflakes to make them pop. Then I spritzed the whole card with Shimmer Spray made with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. Hopefully you can see the sparkle!
The color combo is Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red (ornament), and Old Olive (ribbon). Oh..and to do the ribbon like that I just put down a strip of Sticky Strip and then just pleated the ribbon onto the sticky. If you want to secure the pleats down a bit..just put some SNAIL behind the pleats after you are done.
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting! Would love to hear your thoughts on this card! :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

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More Fall Decor...

I forgot to share this with you last week. This was another piece of fall decor I made last week for my house. It's using retired Designer Series Paper...I think it's called Haiku?! Anyway...it was what I had around so decided to use it. And I'm really happy with how this all turned out. Here it is...
I found this frame in my "alterables" stash in my stamp room. However...the mat that came with the frame was a cream color and I wanted something that "popped" a bit more. Well...Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder to the rescue!!!! I wasn't sure if it would work, but it did PERFECTLY! I used Old Olive Craft Ink and just smooshed it all around to give the mat a good coat. Then I'm sure I could of just let it dry or something...but I was in a hurry. So I put some clear embossing powder on it and just embossed it. It looks amazing! I used a Decor Element I had (can't remember the name of it but it has 4 different words with it) in my stash (it is still in the current Decor Element catalog if you want it!). Then I made some more leaves using the Big Shot, Leaves #2 die, and the Spider Web embossing folder. I added some Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon on the top and just Glue Dotted it on. Here are a few close-up shots...
And then here it is up on my fireplace mantle...
(It's a bit blurry...sorry!) Anyway...I have a few more things I want to make but I've been having fun making some decor for my home using my stampin' stuff. Then I can make it just how I want it! :) Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Featured Stamp Set: Just Believe
Featured Accessory: Basic Pearls (self-adhesive)
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I LOVE Decor Elements!!!

Today I FINALLY took down my Halloween decor (I know...a little late!) and got ready to put up some Thanksgiving/Fall-ish decor. Well....I realized quickly that I was lacking in this decor area. So what to do?! It's snowing outside so NOT heading to a store! Instead...down to my stamp room. I found a "Season of Thanks" Decor Element laying around. This is what it looks like...PERFECT! Then I found an 8x10 canvas I thought would be good for the space I needed something. Well...the Decor Element was a bit too big...so what to do?! Well....I just cut off the bottom saying and just used the top two. So now I have a "Season of Love" saying to make something else with. (Thinking Valentine's Day! :) ) Then I added some Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper (LOVE this stuff...and love the texture it gives!!!), some die-cut leaves (thanks Big Shot!), some Early Espresso 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon and cardstock, and some 1/8" Very Vanilla ribbon. This is what I came up with...
How much fun! I LOVE being able to make one of a kind decor for my home! My stamping supplies come in handy all over the place! :) Now here is an close-up look at the leaves...
When I die-cut the leaves, they don't have those veins in it. It just cuts out the shape of the leaf. So how did I do those lines? Can you tell?!?! Why...it's the SPIDER WEB embossing folder! I saw it laying there and thought...those could look like veins on a leaf. So that's what I used. Here is the other leaf bunch...
And here is a side view so you can see that I added the ribbon around all of the sides of the canvas to add some color and make things "pop" a bit more...
I hope you enjoy and hope it inspires you to use your stamping supplies for other uses! Thanks for visiting!!!!