Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Owl Miss You!!!...

In our church, my hubby and I teach a 9-year old child Sunday School class.  We just had our last class for the year, and we sadly aren't going to be teach them this next year.  I am going to miss them!  I wanted to give them a little "we will miss you!" gift...and this is what I came up with...


Can't beat a cute little owl, huh?!  I love the "Owl Miss You" theme.  Inside is a package of popcorn...easy and kid-pleasing.  I used some Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise Designer Series Paper to wrap around the popcorn.  Just adhere the paper to itself to make a sort of belly band around the popcorn.  Then they can just "pop" the popcorn out of the package without ripping the owl.  I used these punches/framelits to make the owl:

  •  Deco Labels Framelits & Decorative Dots Embossing Folder--belly of owl
  • 1 3/4" (white) & 3/4" (black) Circle Punches--eyes
  • Tree Punch--beak
  • Oval Framelits--wings
For the sentiment, I just printed it off and made it into a banner.  

Here are a few more pictures:



Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com  

Monday, December 28, 2015

Spiral Birthday Flowers...

Even though it's the holiday season...people are still having birthday's and other occasions that need celebrating, right?!  So I made a very non-Christmas themed small bouquet of paper flowers for a friend's birthday the other day...


Just used the Spiral Flower die and Big Shot to make these flowers.  LOVE that die!  It's so much fun and easy to use!  I added a little Basic Pearl to the center of the flower to spruce it all up a bit.  


The colors I used: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight.  A fun bright color combo to use for a very special birthday! 

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions: designwithink@gmail.com.  

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Little Rudolph...Stampin' Up! Style...

Need a fun little Christmas tag?!  Well how about this one?!...


I saw this reindeer online and HAD to make him!  Isn't he SO CUTE?!  I love him!  He's so cute!  He's made with the Owl Builder (face) and the Tree Builder (antlers and ears).  Then a few circles for nose and feet and the Large Oval for the body.  

Hope you enjoy!  I made a bunch of these for my club girl's Christmas gift.  Here are some of them all packaged up...


Thanks for visiting!  Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com.  

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Perfect Christmas Gift...

Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift?! (For a friend/family member or yourself?!? :-) )  How about a Stampin' Up! gift card?!  Look no further...I offer those!  :-)  AND...I wrap them all cute and pretty for you as well.  Here is one I made for a friend...


I did't just stop at the box...look what is inside...


Here are a few more pics of the envelope that holds the gift card...




So need one of these?!  Let me know!  designwithink@gmail.com Thanks so much for visiting!  

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December Card...A Happy Scene...

I LOVE the Happy Scenes Bundle from the Holiday Catalog.  It's SOOOOO much fun!  We used that at my club group this month for our card...


Here are some shots of the details...


Gotta love some bling for Christmas!  :-) 


LOVE these wooden snowflakes!  They are so fantastic!  

Want to see where I got the idea for this card?  My friend, Candice, made this fabulous card.  I fell in love with it and asked her if I could make it for club.  Here is her card...


Look at the details on that tree that she added!  So clever!  

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com.  

Friday, December 11, 2015

December Club Project...Spreading a Little Joy...

It's time to share our monthly club project that we made this month...


How fun, right?!  We framed some Designer Series Paper and cardstock then added a fun poinsettia that we made with the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  Love making home decor with my stamping supplies!

Here are a few close-up's...


Look how the flower pop's...love this flower!  And it's pretty quick and easy with the Festive Flower Builder Punch.


Hope you enjoy this project!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions.  designwithink@gmail.com.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

O! Christmas Tags, O! Christmas Tags!!

I was asked to provide some tags for an event for the women at my church to make.  Why, yes please!  Sign me up!  :-)  So here are the tags I made for them to make.  Wanted to keep them simple, quick, and easy, and also show them other quick and easy ways they could use their tags.  Want to see them too?!

Here are the tags they made (I used some retired products on these, but you can easily switch out lots of different punches/stamps and make these tags yourself)...


And a few different ways you can use them...

I first made them into cards.  I didn't want to add anything to them, except the actual card.  So I just embossed a background and put it on the card front for each of the tags...




Then I made quick treat bags...


For easy present wrapping, just add them to some gift bags...




So nothing life changing in this post, but hope it encourages you to think beyond tags just going on a wrapped present.  Tags can be so much more! :-) It is so easy to add a little handmade "love" to your presents!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything! Hope you enjoy! designwithink@gmail.com

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Merry Christmas! With a Pocket!

I made some Christmas cards for my husband's company this year.  But we needed a pocket on the inside for them to include some tickets for an event.  AND it had to be easily mailable.  Now, I love texture, dimension, etc. on my projects.  So the mailing thing is hard for me.  But...it has to be done, right?!  :-)  

Still tried to get in as much texture as I could...while keeping it relatively flat...


A little close up of the details...


And here is the pocket inside...


This would also work great for gift cards, etc.  It's a 3x6 card that I added a 1.5" piece of Designer Paper on the inside, and just adhered it down on the 3 sides.  Easy, peasy!  Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!  Let me know if you have any questions: designwithink@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bouquet of Yummy!

Had a special occasion to go to for a special 10-year old.  Bouquet of flowers are beautiful and fun, but for a 10-year old...I think we found something more fun and useful...


That's right...a fun candy bouquet!  Here is a close-up...


This is just a whole bunch of candy bars glued on to wooden skewers.  Then arranged into a bouquet, tied together, and then wrapped up with some cello and tissue!  BUT....it needed a little stampin' fun in this bouquet...OF COURSE!...to really make it pop.  :-)  This was also used as our card...I just added a note on the back.  This can be a little keepsake for her so she always remembers how awesome she is!!!  Here is a pic of just the stamped piece...


COLORS USED:  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Bermuda Bay

And a close-up pic...

So need a fun gift for someone special?!  Try this!  It really is so fun and quick and hopefully will leave a lasting impression!  

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Celebrate Today With A Quick Tag...

Just have a quick tag for you today.  It is using the "Celebrate Today" bundle.  Because even though it's the holiday season...people are still having birthdays and deserve to be celebrated!  So here is a quick tag...


And a close-up...


Then just take the tag and tie onto the package...easy peasy festive gift!


And P.S...I forgot to grab a basket to fit the gift.  So I just took a piece of chipboard, adhered a piece of DSP onto it...and used that as my base for the gift.  


Hope you enjoy!  Thanks for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions: designwithink@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Acorny Thank You Meets A Pillow Box...

I LOVE the Acorny Thank You Bundle available in the Holiday Catalog.  Swoon!  The acorn is adorable and a coordinating punch...yes please!  Just look how cute it is...


Love it.  I wanted to make a little gift for those that brought friends to my latest Christmas Card class.    And the wrapping just happens to be using this bundle!  Perfect for fall!  Check out what those that brought a friend to the class (as well as their friends!) received...


I kinda love this!  I used the Square Pillow Box, cut off the top flaps, adhered it together...and it makes this cute pouch!  The package of Metallic Gold Twine fit perfectly!  And HOW CUTE are those acorns?!?!?!  Here is the pouch...


And here is the view of the bottom...


And a close up of those cute acorns...


I think this is such a fun packaging idea for anything gift you need!  Let me know if you have any questions: designwithink@gmail.com.  Thanks for visiting!  Hope you enjoyed this project!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

October Paper Pumpkin Perk...

Hey there!  Remember all the fun I had with the October Paper Pumpkin Kit?  See THIS POST if you missed it or need a reminder.   This was the amazingly fun stamp set that came with the kit...


So many options with this stamp set, even after the kit supplies are gone!  Here is the card I sent to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers (just one of the perks of being a subscriber through me...a fun bonus card in the mail each month!  Let me know if you have any questions about getting signed up!) ...


Love this fun layout.  The colors:  Pool Party, Hello Honey, Calypso Coral, and Basic Black.

I stamped  my images onto Shimmery White cardstock.  This cardstock is awesome!  Such a fun and subtle shimmer...


So fun and sparkly in real life.  Not sure you can really tell in the photo.


Love the shimmer paper...here I used just a little strip of the Silver Glimmer Paper.  And it adds just a  a subtle elegance to the card.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Letting me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com

And if you ever wanted to try out Paper Pumpkin, there are some full Paper Pumpkin kits available during the Online Extravaganza that starts in just a few hours!  Check it out here (just click on the picture or the link below):


 http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2015/11_November/Online%20Extravaganza/Online_Extravaganza_Products_US.pdf


Friday, November 20, 2015

Online Extravaganza!!!! Starting November 23rd!

AHHHHHHH!!!  YAY!!!!!  I'm excited!  I love this time of year!  It's time for another Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!!!


From Nov 23rd - 30th...there are select products available at HUGE discounts.  Then on the first day (the 23rd) and the last day (the 30th)...there will be 24 hour flash sales for specific products!!! YAY!!!

Click HERE to see what will be available...

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/NA/2015/11_November/Online%20Extravaganza/Online_Extravaganza_Products_US.pdf

Details:
  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on November 23 and one on November 30.
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • You must use bundle item codes provided for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. Bundles featured in Online Extravaganza will exist only during Online Extravaganza.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order. 
  • And remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can! 
***I am sure some items will sell out fast!  So if you want me to put your order in for you, it would be best to email me before the 23rd even, and I will place it in as soon as the promotion starts.  

ORDER ONLINE: www.ashleyvancamp.stampinup.net

ORDER BY EMAILING ME: designwithink@gmail.com  

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Grateful Gift Tag...It's That Time of Year!!

I realized I haven't shared the gift I gave to the gals that came to my last class.  I guess I better do that!  Here is their thank-you gift...



I am very grateful for those that take the time to come craft with me.  So I like to spoil those that come!  I thought this was a fun tag that represented this time of year.  And I basically took the idea from the home decor piece I made that I posted HERE.

Color Combo (that I LOVE!): Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, and gold
Stamps I used:  Cheer All Year (feathers), Gorgeous Grunge (splatter on banner), For All Things (acorn background on tag)

Here is a close-up...


And in the cello bag... I put a little bottle of this Shimmer Spray I make.  I think anything shimmer is PERFECT for this time of year!  And it is so easy to make a little paper shred for the inside of the cello.  I just cut some coordinating cardstock into narrow strips, crumple up and add to the bag.  SO EASY!


I hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com