Thursday, February 24, 2011

Christmas Project Turned Valentine's...

I know...I know. Valentine's is over. I just didn't share this before Valentine's Day...but still want to share! :) So sorry! But obviously you could still do something like this for any other event. It's all about the idea...right?! Anyway...when I saw the Christmas advent calendar in the Holiday Mini (I know...you can't order these anymore. But maybe you did and never used it and want to do something with it now. :) ) I actually immediately thought of Valentine's Day. My daughter and I like making her Valentine's for her preschool class and I thought these would be easy and perfect! So I got a kit for Valentine's Day as well as Christmas. Anyway...flash forward to February...this is what we did with the "Count Down to Christmas" boxes...

Just added a few punches to the front and then her Valentine greeting on the top. We made over 20 of these in NO TIME at all! It was fabulous!!!! Here is one all by itself...
LOVE the glitter paper! Added the perfect pop to the box! And I kept with the red and green color combo...because she has lots of boys in her class. And 4 year old boys may not care if they have pink on their Valentine's...but we still kept them gender neutral. :) Here is a close-up of the fabulous glittered heart...
And that Designer Series Paper that is punched out with the Designer Label punch is from the Hostess Paper Pack that you can earn for free!!! Then had to show you my daughter's cute writing...
LOVE IT!!!! She just makes me smile! :) We had fun doing these and I hope her class liked them! Oh...I didn't take a pic of them opened up but there was some chocolate inside.
Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Leadership Swap Time...

Back in January I went to Nashville, TN for Stampin' Up's Leadership Convention. It was amazing and fun and I had a great time. One of my uplines did a dinner one evening and of course we had swapping there! So this is the card I made to swap...
I love this stamp set in the Spring Mini...and knew I wanted to use it. I have also been LOVING this color combo....Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, and then Old Olive for the stem...so knew I wanted to use it. Then I also love this layout for a clean and simple card. You could switch it up with whatever stamp set you want to use. Here is a close-up...
I used a So Saffron brad in the middle of the flower and then used that fabulous Poppy ribbon for my accessories. And the Designer Series Paper is from the Soft Subtles paper pack...Baja Breeze pattern. Then the rest is just stamping and punching a scallop border. So easy, quick, and fun!!

Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fabric Fun Galore...

Since my stamp room is still under construction (UGH!!!! Don't even get me started!!!)...I have been spending some time sewing. (And actually having fun...although I am NOT a seamstress AT ALL and such a beginner.) For Valentine's Day...I decided to make some of these rag bags for my daughter's preschool teacher and classroom helpers. I also made one for my daughter. Here are all of the bags I made posing together...
Aren't they so much fun and cute?!?!? I almost couldn't give them away. I made them with the Scallop Square die. I also used the Flower Folds die for the flower on the bag. Here is a close-up of one of the flowers...
I sewed two pieces of ribbon together (they are both retired) to give it a sturdy handle and I love the look!!!! Here is a full shot of one of the bags...
On the inside I cut a piece of chipboard (located in the back of the catalog with the Big Shot stuff) to the size of the bottom of the bag. Then I covered with fabric and added it to the purse so it has a sturdy base. Here is a pic...
And of course you want a side view also so here you go...
Now don't lok too close at the actual sewing. Hoping these bags stay together. :) My daughter's seems to be doing just fine so far (so if it can hold up under the use of a 4 year old...I think I'm ok!). I would LOVE to hear what you think about these! :)
Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FEBRUARY CARD KIT...

Featured Set: "Baby Bundle"
Featured Accessory: Nursery Suite Quick Accents

Card Kits are the Stamping Classes that comes right to your door!

You'll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design - that means all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit! In addition, you'll receive detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs.

This month's card kit items are listed below, and
the price of the Card Kit is just $20 - that's less than $1.70 per card!!


Special Offer for February!

Purchase the Card Kit and receive the, featured stamp set "Baby Bundle" and the Featured Accessory, "Nursery Suite Quick Accents" at 20% off!
February Card Kit ($20.00) Includes:
  • Cut Cardstock Pieces
  • Cut Ribbon Pieces
  • 18 - Silver Brads
  • 12 - Whisper White Envelopes
  • Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

How To Order

What else will you need? See the list below for items that were used to create the cards in this kit. If you already have everything--just buy the card kit and you are ready to create!

If you don't have everything--place a product order with your kit (don't forget about the discount on the "featured products!")

Or--you can use the card kit to create your own designs using other stamps and inks that you already have--the choice is yours!

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by February 28th. You will receive your kits about a week after that.

Call or email me today to order:

Ashley Van Camp

801.404.1394

designwithink@gmail.com

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3.50 shipping charge.

Add-On Products:
(everything you need to complete the cards as shown)
  • So Saffron Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Early Espresso Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Old Olive Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker ($3.50)
  • Baby Bundle Stamp Set: Wood - (reg. $27.95) $22.36 Clear - (reg $19.95) $15.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit.
  • Nursery Suite Quick Accents (reg. $8.95) $7.16 with the purchase of the Card Kit.
  • Stampin' Dimensionals ($3.95)
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
  • Bone Folder ($6.95)
  • Paper Snips ($9.95)
  • Mat Pack ($9.95)
  • Paper Piercer ($3.50)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Treat...Or Any Day Treat

I wanted to share a bonus treat I made for my club members this month. I know...it's using a Valentine's sucker. And Valentine's was yesterday. However...you could use a tootsie pop or whatever you wanted and make these any time of year. :) Here they are...
How fun are these flowers?! :) These were really so quick and easy to put together. I used the Island Floral Bigz Die and my Big Shot. The best thing?! When you die-cut the flower and leave pieces...the hole is already in the center of them!!!! So I just had to add the sucker! Perfect! :) They were kind of difficult to get a good picture of these showing you just how cute they are so I took a few. Hopefully you can get the idea...
I used Pretty in Pink Designer Series Paper from the Subtles paper pack. Then used Real Red cardstock for the smaller flower and Old Olive cardstock for the leaves. Then used Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon to tie under the leaves. These really were super quick and easy to make, and I think turned out quite cute. :) I did see these somewhere on the web...that's where I got the idea. Just have no idea where right now!
Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweet Summer is needed...

Although it is sunny here in Utah today...it is quite cold. So I am desperately in the need of a little "Sweet Summer" myself! :) I made this card with some Sale-A-Bration stuff...Sweet Summer stamp set and Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper...and put myself even more so in the mood for summer! :) I LOVE the color combo of this paper...Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight. LOVE IT!!!! :) Here is the card...

Kinda fun...huh?! What is that banner? That is from the Petal Cone die. Then I used the largest Scallop punch and the 1 3/4" circle. Stamped one of the flowers a few times...cut some out and popped them up on ones I had stamped on the circle for some dimension.
Then love the whole banner look...
Hope you enjoy and have a fun summer feeling when you see this card! :) ENJOY!!!! Thanks for visiting!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Februrary Club Projects...

Meant to post this earlier in the week. We had club day this week and just wanted to share the projects we made. First up is the card...Can you spot the FREE items I used on this page?!?! I used THREE!!!!! 1. So Happy For You stamp set (the phrase and the star in background) 2. Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper 3. Ribbon and Button pack (obviously just the buttons on this card) HOW FUN IS THAT?!??! So many FREE things!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this time of year!!! :) Who doesn't LOVE free things?!?!? :) We also used the Cupcake set with the matching Cupcake punch. I can't get enough of this one!!!! :) Here is a close-up of that yummy cupcake...
And then I love doing ribbon like this...
Just a fun and different way than tying across the card. But this layout turned out really fun and would be so easy to change around to whatever you needed it for!!
Next up is the 3D item we made. We did Valentine's projects last month, but couldn't resist doing another "lovey" theme. But this could be used for any time of year really...
I am IN LOVE with the Petal Cone Box die in the current mini catalog. It is FABULOUS! And I saw a heart pouch made out of it when I went to Leadership Convention in January and knew I had to make one myself. So that's what we did. It's SO EASY to do and so much fun!!! And we used the FABULOUS red glimmer paper again! AHHHHH!!! Can't get enough of this stuff...
Again...had to use a FREE item!!! This time I used the AMAZING "Bliss" stamp set!!! LOVE this one! Think it is fabulous! The "spoil yourself today" phrase (LOVE LOVE LOVE it!) is from the SUPER fab "Bring On the Cake" stamp set from the Mini catalog.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for visiting!!!