Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More Boxes!

So this box is just like the box I shared yesterday, except it's taller! I wanted to show you how versatile this can be. This box was made the same exact way, except the measurements were 8 1/2 x 11. And obviously I used different papers and colors. And the tag is a bit different. :) The paper I used is the Kaleidoscope. As I play with that paper, I am really liking all the different designs (and they are all VERY different) and liking the bright colors. It's a fun change. On to the box...

It's a very tall and skinny box. Love it. Here is the top...
I love this Kraft taffeta ribbon. It's so pretty. Then here's a close-up of the tag...

I just hand-wrote the "To" and "From" sayings. (Obviously...they aren't very cute but was in a hurry! :) ) And this tag is from the Stampin' Up Two Tags Die. Too much fun!
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

2-4-6-8 Ease!!

The past few days I showed you some projects made with the Big Shot. Well if you don't have a Big Shot, than this post is for you! Here's a box I made with just a few score lines. It's called a 2-4-6-8 box. What does that mean? You score at 2-4-6-and 8. (With your paper being 8 1/2" wide.) Then score at 2" on the other side. Then cut on each score mark, up to the 2" mark, and cut out the small little tab formed. Adhere it all together to make a box and there you got! This time I added a lid. I believe the measurements for that were 6x6, scored at 2" on each side. Then I cut two score lines on two side directly across from each other. Then I put it on the box to adhere, so I made sure it would fit it well. Then just tied some ribbon around it and made a tag. Another EASY project. Here are the pictures...
Oh...this box is about 4" tall so that would mean the paper was 6" x 8 1/2" to start. :)
And here is a close up of the super simple tag. Hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Another Big Shot project using the Daisies die. I'm telling you....I love it! :) Anyway: this is just a quick project and was so easy to make. All you do is cut out a Fancy Favor Box using the Fancy Favor Die. Here, I used some Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper. Then just fold on the crease lines and adhere together. All I did here was just decorate the front and then added a ribbon handle. easy! (This is why I LOVE the Big Shot!) And because I used double-sided Designer Series Paper, it looks great wherever you look at it! Here are some photos...

A close-up of the flowers...
To make the leaves, all I did was punch out a 1 3/4" circle in Old Olive card stock. Then just put that circle back in to your punch, about 1/2 way, and punch again. Turn around and repeat. Now you get two leaves out of one circle! :)

Here's just a top view of the whole box. Seriously...any side looks great! I love the pattern on the inside as well!
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting! (And don't even miss me or know I'm out of you?! :) )

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Baskets and Bloom Die Revisited...

I LOVE how versatile the Big Shot it! You can cut SO many materials with it and your dies can be used in so many ways. Here I made a basket using the Baskets and Bloom die, but didn't create the basket how it's suppose to be. I just made the front and back out of the basket pieces, and then made a box for the front and back to be adhered to for the inside. Here are some pictures so you know what I am talking about...

Ok...for some reason I got this picture totally crooked. So sorry for that, but don't judge the picture. : ) Just see the cute project. Here is a close-up of the flower...
I used the Daisies Die and I LOVE this one! Use it all the time. I just cut two of the medium flower out and then layered them on top of each other. I then added a Black Jumbo Grommet to the front with one of the Designer Brads in the middle. Love it!

Here is a shot of the inside. I will have to get measurements added to this post when I get back in town! you know...I'm out of town on a family trip right now and won't have access to email much. (I'll be checking in a few times and can respond to anything urgent. :) I'll respond to everything else when I get back a week from Monday....the 5th of October.) I'm setting these posts to post while I'm gone so with any luck, you won't even know I'm missing! :)
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Double Box #2

I love using the Big Shot Box #2 die. It's TOO MUCH FUN and so versatile! This was a project I made for the display boards at convention and thought it was fun. I just cut out two of the boxes and then cut the flap off. I made my own insert, and attached to the back of each box, securing the boxes together. Then just decorate. I put a treat bag in each side, but took them out for the photos. (Ignore the fact that it's a bit dinged's been traveling a bit. :) )
Here is a close-up of the flower accent. This flower is from the "Hello Again" stamp set. Each side is decorated the same, FYI. :)
Here is just an overall view. Hopefully you can see a bit how it is put together. :)

Then this is the tag I made, using all stamps from that same set!
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Beary Girl...

Here is the girl card I promised, made with the girl bear stamp. Isn't she just precious?! I made another card with her as well, but will have to share that at a later date. :) It's being used for an event and don't want to give it away yet. :) But she's cute. Enjoy this pink girl bear in the meantime! :)Here is a bit of a close-up. I stamped the background with the flower stamp that is in the set and used a yummy button from the Latte collection. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

More Bear Time...

Since I showed a Build-A-Bear made with the Big Shot dies last time, I thought I would show you some fun cards as well. This is using the coordinating stamp set and it is a fun one! Here is one card with the boy bear...
And another one with the boy bear...
Isn't he so cute! I just love him and had a lot of fun playing with him. Stay tuned for a girl card! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Build-A-Bear FUN!!!

Ok...seriously....I am LOVING these Build-A-Bear Big Shot Dies that Stampin' Up! now sells. They are SO MUCH FUN and SO STINKING CUTE!!!! :) Just wanted to share a card I made with the dies...
SERIOUSLY....HOW CUTE?!?!? I'm just loving this little girl. I can't wait to make lots and lots of them.
Just wanted to give a little close up. I put a flower brad on the purse for a little fun accent. Then her skirt has pleats in it, and I just put the middle one up on a dimensional so it has some fun dimension. Tell me I'm not the only one that wants to go to sleep with this on my pillow?! :) I think she's just precious. :) Hope you enjoy!
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (saying)
Ink: Basic Black
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Paper (in Mini catalog), So Saffron Patterns Designer Series Paper, Brocade Blue 5/8" ribbon, Designer Flower Brads, Build-A-Bear Dies (bear die and girl accessories die...can't remember the names), Eyelet Border Punch

Monday, September 21, 2009

BOO!!!!'s Halloween time! :) Ok...maybe not really the month for Halloween, but still time to start getting ready and planning....RIGHT?!? :) I LOVE Halloween. It's such a fun time that makes you feel like a kid again. I am having my Halloween class tonight and I wanted to share a project I made to hold some fun Halloween candy I found. I saw this container at a local store in my town. It was BLACK and had THREE sections! What else could I do but use Stampin' Up's raw vinyl and spell out BOO! :) The minute I saw this, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it and had to have it. Here it is in all its glory...

The side view...

You can't WASTE anything! :) SO...I used the leftover middle part from the "O" to make some fun eyes on the end! How cute is this?! :) Each side has a pair of eyes looking at you. Making sure you don't take too much chocolate, I guess. :) Here is the whole project...

This was SO easy to make! Seriously took maybe 10 minutes. All I did was use my Big Shot and my Serrif Essentials Alphabet to cut out the letters with Stampin' Up!'s Raw White Vinyl. Then just put "BOO" on each side. Then add the eyes. Tie some ribbon on the handles and you are done! :) Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting! :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Few More Display Items....

Just wanted to share a few more items that I made for the Convention Display Boards. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

This first one I circled the new item. The other item with an arrow was my last post, so you've seen that possibly. :) The item I circled is a 5x7 frame. I should have gotten a better picture of it while I had it in my possession. SORRY! But I used the ornaments from the "Tree Trimmings" set, added some YUMMY Chocolate Taffeta ribbon, and a little "Merry Christmas" in the corner. It was fun!
The next card layout is a layout I copied from a card my up-line, Jill, made. Thanks, Jill! :)

This last card is a pocket card in a not-so-Christmasy color combo. I love how versatile these stamps are! :)
Here's a bit of a close-up. I cut the house out and put it up on a dimensional.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoyed! :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Holiday Memories...

This was a project I made for the Display Boards at Convention. I thought it would be fun to make one of these each year. Then everyone you spend the holiday with can put their memories from the year on it. A small memento to remember each Christmas by.

Here is the tin cover. This is a tin that used to hold the Accent and Elements kits that Stampin' Up! used to sell.
The ornament is embossed, as well as "Merry Christmas." LOVE how easy embossing is and how much it adds! The ribbon is white taffeta...FYI.
The left side is a pocket to hold that tag. You can write everyone's names that were there, or give this as a gift and that's where you can write their note. Or you can put a picture on it...whatever you want! :)
Here it is when it is all folded out. I just alternated the pictures. It's Ruby Red, than Old Olive, than Ruby Red, etc. :)
Then here is a bird's eye view. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009


It's that time of year! I want to help you have a jump start on the holidays this year...starting with HALLOWEEN!!! You are invited to a FABULOUSLY SPOOKY class! I had so much fun designing these projects and I know you will love making them! We will be making a fabulous Home Decor plate (OR...use this plate to bring some festive treats to friends and neighbors), and FOUR fun Halloween treats. (Since it's Halloween and you often need more than one of a particular treat item...I have listed options below if you would like to add-on to your kit and get more of any one particular item :) ) Note: the plate easel pictured above is not included in class fee.

Tuesday September 22nd--Kaysville, UT
6:00 pm
My House
Stamp Camp Registration: $15.00
RSVP must be made by Saturday September 19th.

You will receive :All supplies needed for the amazing projects (except for adhesive), Yummy Snacks, Door Prize, Great Special Deals for Attendees Only.

Please bring your own adhesive or you can purchase at class for a fee.

PRE-ORDER SPECIAL: Order ANY Halloween stamp set priced $18.95 or higher before the class and get to make DOUBLE the treat boxes at the class!!! (Instead of FOUR treat boxes, you will be making EIGHT!!!)

CLASS ON THE GO KIT: If you are not able to attend any of the above listed times this class, but are still interested in having a set of these items, there is an option for you. You may purchase it as a "Class on the Go" kit. It will come with all the supplies needed for the projects as well as directions for making them. (All Big Shot items will be cut out for you.) The price for this kit to go is $20.00 for pick-up or $25.00 with shipping.
***BRING A FRIEND!!!! If you register a friend that has never come to a class before you will receive a FREE gift for YOU and YOUR FRIEND!
ADD-ON KIT OPTIONS: Want to make extra PLATES?!? Add on $7.00 for each additional plate desired. Want to make more TREAT BOXES? Add on $7.00 for each extra treat box set desired. If you would like to make extra of just one particular treat boxes, let me know and you can make 4 of that one if desired. If any of these options are desired, just tell me when you register!

Please let me know if you have any further questions! Look forward to seeing you at this class!!

Quick Shaker Fun...

I am LOVING the Sweet Treat Cups that are in the Mini catalog. They are GREAT to make some fun treats and even SHAKER cards. It was SO EASY putting this card together. This is a 3x3 card and fast! All I did was stamp the main image in Basic Black Craft Ink on to Whisper White card stock. Then I embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Cut out. Then clean stamp and stamp again in Pumpkin Pie Craft on separate piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Emboss this as well and cut out. Punch out the center with a 1 3/4" Circle Punch. Pour some chunky glitter into your Sweet Treats Cup (here I used silver) and attach that over the "eek" Pumpkin Pie image. Then adhere the black image over the Sweet Treat Cup and attach this whole piece to Pumpkin Pie card. Tie some Old Olive ribbon around it and there you go! :) Here is a bit of a close-up...
Stamps: Sweet Centers
Ink: Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Craft
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Chunky Essentials Glitter, Sweet Treat Cups

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Coordinating Card...

I posted an Accordion Scrapbook HERE just the other day. I made a coordinating card for it so wanted to show you that as well. On to the card...

I think I have used this layout 100 different times. I LOVE it. I know the "Friendship" phrase is not straight. Didn't want to pull out my Stamp-a-ma-jig and I kinda like the scawampusness of it. :)

***Tip...when I stamped the solid butterfly image...I inked it up real well and stamped it first on to scratch paper and then again on the actual card stock (withOUT re-inking). Then I inked up the polka dot butterfly stamp and stamped it over the body image full strength. The reason for that is then you get a lighter color for the body so the polka dot shows up well...yet it's the same color still!!! This is a technique called "stamping off" so you know. :) ***

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Celebrate Everything
Ink: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Butterfly Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Ribbon

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Club Day for September...

Wednesday was club day so just wanted to share the projects we did with you. First we made a card. I had done this basic card before for a card class, so you may have seen it already. But I really liked it so I did it for club. :)
This next project is a box I made with the Scallop Box Die and the Big Shot. This Die is made so normally the Scallop flap folds down and the box closes that way. I just left that part open though, and you could put a treat in a cello bag in there or something. I thought it was a fun way to change the box and make it even more versatile. It would even be a cute way to make place cards. You could put a bag of dinner mints in the box, and have their name written on the top...where the butterfly is. Hmmmmm.....maybe I need to throw a dinner party so I can do this. :)

Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Scrapbook...

Just wanted to share a quick 6x6 Accordion Scrapbook with you. This was a lot of fun to make...I am really liking this color combo. Hope you enjoy! FYI...the colors are Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Whisper White.
Here is the cover. LOVE this new alphabet from Stampin' Up! fave!!!Just a bit of a close up. I cut the Old Olive piece in to grass for the flowers.
Here is a top view of the pages.
One side.
And the other!
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Swap Cards...

Here are a couple swaps cards that I received at convention that I have been meaning to share. This first one is similar to the one I posted just the other day.

Here's a bit of a close-up...has the same window sheet over the butterfly. These butterflies were done with the new Butterfly punch, instead of the Butterfly Die. I love the flower in the center as well. Clever. (I will update this when I can find the name of the person that made this!)
Then I LOVE this cupcake one. TOO CUTE! This one was done by Brooke S. She is a fabulous person that makes fabulous cards! :)
Here is a close-up of this wonderful cupcake...
Look at all those fabulous details! Stitching, sponging, texturizing, scoring, crystal effecting, etc, etc. Love it.
Thanks for visiting! Enjoy!

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