February 28, 2011

Sale-A-Bration: Bliss Project

     Shannon West shares two fun projects using the same stamp set. See how our new Bliss stamp set be used to create anything from a quick little note to an elegant collaged card. Get this stamp set for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

February 24, 2011

A Little Thank You...

     I love my hostesses; they are after all, what keeps me in business!  To show my appreciation to the hostess at my last workshop I made her this little box filled with - what else - chocolates!
   The box was made using the Box #2 Bigz XL die and the Big Shot.  I cut two boxes out, trimmed the extra flap from the sides (but left the lid) and adhered them together.  I used the Word Window punch to create a handle.

Stamps: Got Treats
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday DSP
Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Box #2 Bigz XL die, library clip (this particular size and color is retired), Word Window large punch 

February 22, 2011

One Cold Kitty

      You can always tell the couples who don't have children, they're often talking about or showing you pictures of their beloved pets!  I'll be honest and say that we fall into that category.  I must preface this picture by saying I'm not sure which is more sad: the fact the my cat likes to sit in the refrigerator or the fact that there is so little food in the refrigerator he can actually fit in there!

February 21, 2011

Brrr...Bundle Up!

     Hello!  Today's card is one I received from a customer several weeks ago.  Sherry used the now retired Bundle Up stamp set, one I had debated on purchasing for quite a while and never did... :(  Bummer.
     I love how Sherry tore the card stock to give it a bit of texture and added glitter for sparkle.  What a beautiful card, I love it!

February 18, 2011

I Love Cupcakes!

   I am absolutely loving the Create a Cupcake stamp set and Build a Cupcake Punch - how did I ever survive without them!  Both of these items can be found in the Occasions Mini catalog on page 22.
   The image on this card was created using just the punch.  For the frosting I used  VersaMark ink and Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder (pg 196, $4.75) to give it a bit of sparkle. 
Ink: VersaMark, White Craft Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip
Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Rectangle Clearlits die, Build a Cupcake punch, Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss powder, heat tool, dimensionals
     On the Crumb Cake card I used red Chunky Essentials Stampin' Glitter (pg. 196, $15.95 for 4 colors) adhered with Tombow Multipurpose glue (pg. 197, 3.95).

Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Rectangle clearlits die, Chunky Essentials Stampin' glitter, dimensionals

February 16, 2011

An Oldie But a Cutie!

     Hello! Today's project was one that I demonstrated several years ago. I found it while cleaning one of my many overflowing supply shelves and thought it would be perfect to share!
   The project is a variation of snowman soup.  Tucked inside the folded card stock is a pack of hot cocoa, marshmallows and a few chocolate chips (for a little extra chocolate flavor!).  It could also be made with an instant soup packet and a tea bag and given as a "get well" pack.  Or in the summer you could swap out the hot cocoa for graham crackers and make it a S'more's pack!
     To make the packet cut a piece of card stock 4 1/2"x11" and score at 5" and 6".  That's it!

Stamps: Cold Play (retired)
Ink: StazOn Black, Only Orange (retired), white craft
Paper: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Ballet Blue (retired), Whisper White, Close to Cocoa (retired),Chocolate Chip
Tools & Accessories: Corner rounder, 1 1/4" , 1 3/8" square and word window punches, non-SU organza ribbon

February 11, 2011

CAS Crumb Cake Birthday

     Hello! Today's card was inspired by cindybstampin's card over at SCS. I loved how Cindy used only 3 cake images from the stamp rather than all 6.  I also loved how she used the label punch for something other than a label!
     To make this CAS (Clean and Simple) card more of my own I omitted the DSP and changed the colors.

Stamps: Birthday Bakery (hostess), Occasional Quotes (hostess)Ink: StazOn black, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pretty In Pink
Tools & Accessories: Extra-Large Label punch, button, linen thread, dimensionals.

February 7, 2011

Sale-A-Bration: My Digital Studio

     Join Stampin' Up!'s Sara Douglass as she demonstrates a quick and impactful scrapbook page with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio. See how easy it is to add traditional embellishments to a digitally-made page and how you can earn many of the products she demonstrates for FREE during our Sale-A-Bration event!

February 4, 2011

They Say It's Your Birthday...

     One of my New Year's resolutions is to get handmade birthday cards in the mail, on time, to everyone.  Now that the "baby boom" is over I can finally sit down and start making some of those birthday cards (hence the past few birthday posts).
     This card was inspired by Dawn Giffith's Christ Is Born card.  If you're not familiar with the emboss resist technique head over to SplitCoastStampers and check out their picture tutorial (here).  On a side note, I actually purchased this particular stamp set with the emboss-resist technique in mind.  The flower image is fairly solid and large, making it the perfect stamp to use!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: VersaMark, StazOn, Marina Mist 
Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Basic Black
Tools & Accessories: Heat tool, brayer, clear embossing powder, dimensionals 


February 2, 2011

Sale-A-Bration: Sweet Summer Project

     Join Carrie Cudney as she shares a colorful watercolor project using the new Sweet Summer stamp set. Watch this simple, handmade card come to life and remember - you can earn the Sweet Summer set for FREE during Stampin' Up's annual Sale-A-Bration event!