Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Party With Friends...Card Making Style...

Want a fun girl's night?  Well...how about hosting a fun craft night?  I did a class for a group of friends this month, and we had a great time!  Want to see what we made?! 

They wanted to make some all occasion cards and a Christmas gift package.  A fun group of projects, huh?!  Here are some better pics of the individual projects:

Colors: Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy
Cardstock/Papers: Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
Stamps: Flourishing Phrases, Gorgeous Grundge
Tools: Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Night of Navy Baker's Twine, Fancy Frost Sequins, Very Vanilla Lace Trim

ColorsWhisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Night of Navy
Cardstock/Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Paper
Stamps: Suite Sayings, Flower Shop
Tools: Corner Rounder, Pansy Punch
Accessories: Metal Rimmed Pearls, Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon

ColorsWhisper White, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Celebrate Today
ToolsBig Shot, Balloon Framelits, Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Accessories: Fancy Frost Sequins, Emerald Envy Baker's Twine

Colors: Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers: Pool Party, Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Totally Trees
ToolsBig Shot, Hello You Thinlits
Accessories: Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Gold 1/4" Natural Trim, Mini Stapler, Fancy Frost Sequins

If you live in the Northern Utah area, I would LOVE to come do a class for you and your friends!  You tell me what you want to do, and we could do it!  Let me know if you are interested! designwithink@gmail.com 

Thanks so much for visiting!

Friday, December 23, 2016

I'm Dreaming Of...TGIFC - 87

It's the last TGIF Challenge before Christmas!  Wowsers!  Why... of course a fun Christmas themed challenge would be perfect for this week!  So here you go!!!!

A themed challenge using my favorite color!  Well how fun is this?!  You know you want to play along so make sure you head on over to the blog to play!  http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com

Before you go...check out the card I made in honor of the theme...

I thought it would be really fun to use the Candy Cane Christmas set for this card, and I basically copied the holiday catalog for this one.  But color combo: Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, and Blushing Bride.

ColorsWhisper White, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Silver
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White
StampsCandy Cane Christmas
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush

Accessories: Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Silver Thread, Metallic Enamel Shapes

Kinda fun, I think.  Here are a few close-up's...

I colored over all the candies with the Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush...to give them this a fun shimmer.  Love it.  Then also added a few Silver Enamel Shapes.

I hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Go play along!  Can't wait to see what you do!  Let me know if you have any questions.  designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, December 22, 2016

And ANOTHER Christmas Tag...

Are you sick of seeing my Christmas tags and gift packaging for the year?!  :-)  I feel like I give gift cards and money a lot these days.  Do you?!  Well...I'm fine doing it if I think that is what the person really wants.  BUT...if I give it...I still want it to be cute and festive.  :-)  Here is how I packaged up some good ole' cash...

What is this box, you may be asking?  Well...I have used a lot of them this season.  They are the  Takeout Boxes that are on the clearance rack right now.  (You get SIX boxes for $2.40!!!  That's a steal!) Yes...the teacher gifts that I made and posted HERE were made using these boxes also.   

The size of these boxes are perfect to add a little treat in with your gift card.  (Christmas chocolate is always fantastic. :-) )  For these...however...I used the Fringe Scissors to cut myself some paper shred, and just added that to my rolled up cash.  :-)  

Kinda fun, right?!  Loving the simplicity of this tag also.  Here's another view...

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

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tag Fun to Make Spirits Bright...

Just another quick post to share a fun Christmas tag...cause if you are like me...you are still wrapping and getting things ready.  :-) 

I LOVE this Jolly Hat builder punch.  A fun santa hat goes on any Christmas project!  :-)  And punched out from Red Glimmer paper...well that's just even more fun!  

ColorsWhisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, Shimmery White, Real Red Glimmer Paper, This Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper
StampsTin of Tags
ToolsBig Shot, Banner Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Jolly Hat Builder Bunch, Triple Banner Punch, Heat Gun
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Gold 1/4" Natural Trim, Gold Baker's Twine

On the back I stamped a little "to/from" greeting so you could easily mark your presents...

See how cute they look on a package.  (And look how cute my little girls are! :-) )

I hope you enjoy this!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Hope your Christmas plans are going well! designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, December 19, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas...

Christmas is less than a week away!  So quick post today sharing another gift packaging idea.  This would be a great package for a gift card, treat, jewelry, etc.

I'm in love with the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.  Look at that fun gingerbread man!  So cute!  It also punches out that fun little bow...which we punched from Red Glimmer Paper.  Swoon!

Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Gold
Cardstock/Papers: Very Vanilla, Real Red Glimmer Paper, This Christmas Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Christmas Pines
Tools: 2" Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Accessories: Gold Twine (from Trio Pack),Fancy Frost Sequins, Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags

Another little view for you... 

Hope you enjoy and aren't too stressed finalizing all the last minute stuff!  Let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It's All About the Packaging...

In case you didn't hear, it's almost Christmas!  :-)  Still looking for something to give someone?  Or maybe someone is still looking for something to give you?!  How about Stampin' Up! stuff?!  There is a gift for everyone!  Kits, Stamps, Inks, Papers, Tools, Gift Cards, Etc....so much fun!  I love to make packages cute too.  I had someone contact me about a gift for someone...so I helped them out!  We got some cute products ordered and as a bonus....I wrapped it for free!  And since I wanted them to feel spoiled when they open it....I spoiled them with the wrapping.  Check out this fun packaging...

I just used a Kraft box and fancied it up!  With some fun ribbon (retired), tag, and those stars!  Oh my!  Yes...I punched out a whole lot of stars--using the Confetti Stars Punch--from Gold Glimmer paper.  Then glued those little stinkers on ALL sides of the box!  Took a little time, but again...it's all about spoiling the special recipient. 

Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, Gold Glimmer Paper, This Christmas Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Banner for Christmas
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch, Confettis Stars Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Striped Ribbon (retired), Whisper White embossing powder

Doesn't that add so much fun to the box?!  I need to do this again because I LOVE how it turned out!  

The tag was fun too...

...but I really think the stars are the "star" of the show!  ;-)  Hee.  Hope you enjoy!  There is still time to order something for Christmas, so let me know what you need!  I will even wrap it pretty for you...FOR FREE!  

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Jolly, Merry, Peace Wreath...

You know those projects you see and they inspire you to immediately make them?!  Well...I saw something on Kimberly Van Diepen's blog (one of Stampin' Up!'s Artisan team members)...and I just HAD to make it.  It was a wreath ornament made from a Mason Jar lid!!!  How fun is that?  Here are the ones I made...

Aren't they so much fun!  I just love them.  This one is the one most similar to the one she made...

This one uses Kraft Rope Trim, Christmas Greeting Thinlits, Holly Berry Builder punch, and Very Vanilla Lace Trim. 

I personally love this one so much...

Kinda festive and fun.  I LOVE the Red Glimmer Paper Santa hat.  It's made with Red Glimmer Paper and the Jolly Hat Builder Punch...that is ON SALE right now! Whoooo!  Look how cute it is!  The rest of this wreath is made with Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Gold Foil Paper, Ribbon Silky Taffeta Combo Pack (Emerald Envy), and Gold 1/4" Natural Trim.

Then one last "peaceful" wreath ornament...

Super Christmas-y and fun, right?  This one uses Silver Glimmer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Star Punch, Silver 1/4" Natural Trim, and Christmas Greeting Thinlits. I think it turned out quite festive as well.

I happened to make some of these for some gifts.  And here is how I quickly wrapped them...

Used the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper as a little insert in the Guesseted bags.  So easy and quick! 

So which one is your fave?  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, December 12, 2016

Merry Chocolate...December Club Project...

Just a quick share tonight...we made this fun treat at club last week...

Who doesn't need a little chocolate candy around the holidays?  :-) I wanted to share a quick and fun treat that could easily be made during the holidays, and I think this fits the bill.

Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Gold
Cardstock/Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper, Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack
Stamps: Hang Your Stocking
ToolsBig Shot, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Christmas Stocking Thinlits
Accessories: Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

Love this stocking!  Comes in a bundle called "Hang Your Stocking" and has a stamp set and coordinating framelits.  Love it.

There is a little tray inside to hold the chocolates and make it just a little fancier.

Hope you enjoy!  The paper I used for this project--Warmth & Cheer--is HALF-OFF right now!  Just $5!  Shop 24/7: www.ashleyvancamp.stampinup.net or let me know if you need anything! Or have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Jolly Santa...December Club Card...

It was club week this week!  Yay!  Want to see the card we made?!  Well...here you go...

I love this jolly little Santa.  He's from the "Jolly Friends" stamp set.  Such. A. Fun. One!!!  And I love that Cable Knit Embossing folder!

ColorsWhisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Gold
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper, Basic Black, Real Red, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Jolly Friends, Candy Cane Christmas
ToolsBig Shot, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Mini Stapler, Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush, Heat Tool
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, White Embossing Powder, Mica Flakes

This was a quick and fun card to make, yet lots of fun elements. Look at the fun Mica Flakes on this hat.  I just adhered the pieces of the hat together, added a little green lid Tombow glue, then "dip" the hat in the bag the flakes come in.  Such a fun and easy way to add a little glitz and glamour. 

I hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!  designwithink@gmail.com 

Friday, December 9, 2016

So Happy For...TGIFC - 85

Is it Friday already?!  Where did this week go?!  Sketch challenge for the week!  Would love to see what you make!  Here is the challenge...

So now just head to the challenge website: TGIF Challenges...and play along!!!  Oh wait...you want to see what I made?!  :-)  Well here you go!!!

I went with a subtle look and just watercolored the sketch on, basically.  Then used the "Hello You" Thinlints and the "Crazy About You" stamp set to add the greeting.  Then just pulled a few strands from some Melon Mambo Thick Baker's Twine and tied it around.  SO EASY and quick!!!

ColorsWhisper White, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Gold
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White Thick, Watercolor Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper, Basic Black
StampsCrazy About You
ToolsBig Shot, Hello You Thinlits, Mini Stapler, Aqua Painter, Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush
Accessories: Melon Mambo Thick Baker's Twine, White Embossing Powder

I did a quick wash with the Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush too so it's shimmery in real life.

Hope you enjoy!!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Can't wait to see what you do!  

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Quick Comfort & Joy

Did you hear?  Christmas is almost here!!!!  AHHHHHH!  Time for quick and simple, right?!  Well...if you have some cards to make still...here is a super quick and simple idea!  Just let some Designer Series Paper do the "talking" on your card!

I just use the paper, added a greeting and a few accessories...VOILA!  So quick and easy!  

 ColorsWhisper White, Mint Macaron, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White Thick, Crumb Cake, Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Christmas Pines
ToolsBig Shot, Banners Framelits
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

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

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