Monday, September 29, 2008

Pumpkin Punch Card

There was a request that I post this card first on my blog from the Howl-O-Ween Camp Wannastamp this past weekend! We had fun! If you didn't come - you should have! At first, people were intimidated by this card, but it ended up being everyone's favorite! It could easily be changed to say "Happy Thanksgiving," too! The pumpkins are made by using the small oval punch, the large oval punch, and the 1" circle punch. Love it, love it, love it! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! Recipe: Paper: Tangerine Tango - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Elegant Eggplant - 4-1/2 X 3-1/4; Basic Black - 4-5/8 X 3-3/8; Kiwi Kiss scrap for the pumpkin stems; Really Rust scrap for a pumpkin; Pumpkin Pie scrap for a pumpkin; Tangerine Tango scrap for a pumpkin Stamps: Canvas Background (stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink on the Elegant Eggplant card stock; All Holidays Inks: Basic Black; Old Olive; Elegant Eggplant Miscellaneous: Stampin' Dimensionals; Black Gingham Ribbon - 15" long; Large Oval Punch; Small Oval Punch; 1" Circle Punch; Stampin' Sponges; Word Window Punch; Paper Piercer with Mat; Black Brad

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Simple Christmas Card

I am gearing up for my biggest event of the year - the annual Christmas Card Workshop! This card is NOT one of the cards we'll be making this year - I designed this for another purpose - but boy, it sure does get me in the mood! I love simple, crisp, clean cards - and this one does the trick for me! I am eager to start making my Christmas cards - bring it on! Don't miss the Christmas Card Workshop - it's something we all look forward to every year - and you can go home with 50 Christmas cards. WOO HOO! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! The recipe is below! Recipe: Paper: Real Red - 11 X 4-1/4; Old Olive - 4-1/4 X 1-1/2; Real Red Scrap; Whisper White Scrap Stamps: Classic Backgrounds (P. 113); Many Merry Messages (P. 139) Inks: Old Olive; Basic Black Miscellaneous: Large Star Punch; Star Punch; Black Brad; Paper Piercer with Mat; Stampin' Dimensionals; Black Grosgrain Ribbon (2" long)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Shelli Gardner's Christmas Card Swap!

Wow! There are some things in life that are soooo special - and this is one! During the Founder's Circle trip to Utah, we engaged in a Christmas card swap - and Shelli Gardner was in the swap! Shelli Gardner, the cofounder and CEO of Stampin' Up! - the cute gal who is always pictured on the inside cover of all of the catalogs and mini catalogs! This is her Christmas card swap - stamped by her - her signature is even on the back! I know I'll hold on to this card for a long time! How often do you get a swap from Shelli? My point exactly! Her card is using the new stamp set "A Cardinal Christmas" in the Holiday Mini Catalog! The trip was incredibly wonderful and fun - first class all the way - but there's no place like home!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Halloween Refrigerator Magnet

Crash! Bang! Ouch! I hope Hurricane Ike wasn't too rough on you. He messed with my roof and now I'll need a new roof, but I'm so glad he's gone! He wore out his welcome in this town!
I get so excited every year when I get to pull out my Halloween refrigerator magnets! I have several - Halloween is one of my favorite stamping occasions! This is such an easy project - and it makes such a cute gift to give someone because they get to enjoy it year after year! This square of Whisper White card stock is 4 X 4 and the Really Rust card stock is 4-1/4 X 4-1/4! I stamped a Halloween scene - and this particular one uses several retired sets, but you can make your own using current sets! It may not show up in the picture, but I have Dazzling Diamonds scattered all through the "Happy Fright Night" saying, so it dazzles! Since it will be on the fridge, I'm protecting it by laminating it, and then I placed self-adhesive magnets on the back! It's getting close to time to put this on my fridge! It won't be long till the trick-or-treaters are knocking! Have fun with this - and I can't wait to see what Halloween scene you come up with! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up, with the exception of the laminate sheet!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Film Canister Halloween Necklaces

Well, isn't this fun? It's an empty film canister, for Pete's sake! The Whisper White card stock is approximately 3-1/2 X 2 and has been stamped for Halloween! I applied the card stock to the film canister with Sticky Strip. Then poke a hole in the lid with an ice pick (don't let the little ones do this step) and then thread plastic lanyard Craft Lace (Wal-Mart) through the hole and tie a knot underneath the lid. I placed three colorful plastic beads on the lanyard in Halloween colors! This makes such a fun project for the kiddos. And, yes, I would actually put Halloween candy inside - a couple of pieces of bubble gum works perfectly or a small packet of candy corn is cute, too! It's just for fun, folks, it's just for fun. We made these at a Halloween camp several years ago and everyone loved it! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, except the film canisters, the plastic lanyard Craft Lace, and the plastic beads. If you visit the film department of your local Walgreens, they have tons of these film canisters and they will be very happy to give them to you!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Flight of the Butterfly 12-Page Mini Album

Here's a 12-page mini album we made at Denise Johnson's home workshop! I'm really enjoying the "Flight of the Butterfly" stamp set! I think it is soooo cute! If you look at an older post on my blog for a 12-page mini album, I have a video tutorial that you can watch to see how to make this album. The recipe for this particular album is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!
Paper: Rose Red - 6-1/2 X 3 - score at 3" and 3-1/2"; Whisper White (for the pages inside) - 11 X 8-1/4 - score the 8-1/4" side at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" - score the 11" side at 2-3/4", 5-1/2" and 8-1/4"; Pumpkin Pie - 3 X 1-3/4; Whisper White - 3 X 1-1/4; More Mustard Scrap; Pumpkin Pie Scrap; Whisper White Scrap
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Inks: Old Olive; More Mustard
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Paper Snips; Scallop Edge Punch; Paper Piercer with Mat; Old Olive Brad; Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain - 11" long; Stampin' Dimensionals; 1" Circle Punch; 3/4" Circle Punch; Mini Glue Dots

Monday, September 8, 2008

Notecard Holder with Matching Notecards

This is a fun project we made this past weekend at Denise Thompson's home workshop! Denise picked out these colors, and I think she did a super job! The recipe for the notecard holder and the notecards is listed below! You can also see step-by-step instructions below on how to make the notecard holder. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!
Recipe: Notecard Holder
Paper: Pink Pirouette - 9-1/2 X 7-3/4 - score the 9-1/2" side at 4-1/2" and 5" - score the 7-3/4" side at 2-1/4" and 2-1/2"; Chocolate Chip Designer Paper - 5-1/4 X 1; Pink Pirouette Card Stock Scrap, Kiwi Kiss Card Stock Scrap, Whisper White Card Stock Scrap for embellishment; Chocolate Chip Designer Paper Scrap, Kiwi Kiss Designer Paper Scrap, Pink Pirouette Designer Paper Scrap for the 1/2" circle embellishments on the front and inside
Stamps: Lovely Letters (if you want to monogram); Seeing Spots (if you want the flower)
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Scallop Circle Punch; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; 1-1/4" Circle Punch; 1/2" Circle Punch; Paper Piercer with Mat; Silver Brads (2); Sticky Strip; Stampin' Dimensionals; Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - 18" long Recipe: Notecards Paper: Precut Notecards with Envelopes; Chocolate Chip Designer Paper, Kiwi Kiss Designer Paper, Pink Pirouette Designer Paper - 5 X 1; Pink Pirouette Card Stock Scrap, Kiwi Kiss Card Stock Scrap, Chocolate Chip Card Stock Scrap, Whisper White Card Stock Scrap for embellishment
Stamps: Lovely Letters (if you want to monogram); Seeing Spots (if you want the flower); Absolutely Fabulous (if you want to add greetings)
Inks: Chocolate Chip; Kiwi Kiss
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Scallop Circle Punch; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; 1-1/4" Circle Punch; Paper Piercer with Mat; Pink Brads (4); Stampin' Dimensionsals Here is what this project looks like after it's been scored.
Cut out the bottom center all the way past the two intersecting score lines. This allows the holder to bend.
Using your paper piercer, pierce two holes in the bottom outer sections and then place two brads there. The brads don't actually hold the notecard holder together - they are simply an embellishment.
Place a small amount of Sticky Strip over the backs of the brads and extend it down about a half-inch. The Sticky Strip is what actually holds the notecards in.
After you remove the backing of the Sticky Strip, be careful to position the flaps where they will leave a small pocket to accommodate the notecards.
This is the fun part! Punch out three 1/2" circles of designer paper and adhere them to the center of each pocket! Cute, cute, cute!
Now you'll apply your 5-1/4 X 1 piece of designer paper to the front, as well as three more 1/2" circles of designer paper. It's coming together now!
Once I find the center where I'll apply my ribbon, I like to put a small piece of Sticky Strip on the designer paper to hold my ribbon right where I want it.
Then I add my nice little embellishment on top of the ribbon! The embellishment is raised up with Stampin' Dimensionals! Then I sit back and look at this and realize there's NO WAY I'm going to give it away - I'm keeping it for ME!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Forever Flowers Wheel Card

Here's another card that we made at Debbie King's Workshop last weekend! I think it is so feminine and pretty - just makes you feel good! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! - I'm just CRAZY about that company! Recipe: Paper: Whisper White - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Pink Pirouette - 5-1/2 X 2-1/2; Whisper White - 5-1/2 X 1-1/4 Stamps: Forever Flowers Wheel (P. 198); All Holidays (P. 142) Inks: Basic Black Miscellaneous: White Taffeta Ribbon - 16" long; Scallop Edge Punch; Stampin' Dimensionals; Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen; SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Pastels (with Q-tips); White Pen Eraser; Crystal Effects; Paper Clips (I used a paper clip to apply Crystal Effects to the tiny dots for the beads to stick to); Pink Bead Duo; Stamp-a-ma-jig; White Envelopes

Monday, September 1, 2008

Card of the Week - September 1st

I LOVE THIS, I LOVE THIS, I LOVE THIS! Something about pink and brown together is SO GOOD! This is one of the cards we made at Debbie King's workshop over the weekend! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, of course - the most awesome rubber stamp company ANYWHERE! Happy Labor Day, by the way! Recipe: Paper: Pink Pirouette - 5-1/2 X 4-1/4; Whisper White - 10-1/8 X 5-1/4 - scored at 2-1/4" and 6-1/4"; Pink Pirouette - 5-1/4 X 1-3/4; Bella Rose Designer Paper (the Chocolate Chip Swiss Dot) - 5-1/4 X 1-1/2; Pink Pirouette Scrap, Chocolate Chip Scrap, and Whisper White Scrap for the doodah on the front! Stamps: Wow Flowers (P. 138 - and it's only $12.95 - WOO HOO!); Heard from the Heart (P. 145) Inks: Pink Pirouette; Chocolate Chip Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Scallop Circle Punch; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; 1-1/4" Circle Punch; Half-Back Pearl (from The Pretties Kit); Mini Glue Dots; Stamp-a-ma-jig; White Envelopes