Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sweet Felt

Aren't these cards too cute? I saw these cards during a Main Stage demonstration when I attended Leadership in January. I thought they were SO adorable just the way they were, that I didn't change a thing when we made them for club.

These two cards show off product from the Occasions Mini Catalog: the Sweet Pea Paper Stack, the Satin Ribbon, the Hugs Love Notes, and the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt. The sentiments are from the Sale-A-Bration set Whimsical Words.

Stamps: Whimsical Words
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Sweet Pea Paper Stack, Hugs Sending Love Notes, Kraft, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Sweet Pea stitched felt, mat pack, paper piercing tool, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, dimensionals

Monday, March 29, 2010

Bella Bird

Today I have a 3x3 card to share with you. I try to keep 3x3 cards on hand, not only to place in customer orders, but also to add, for example, to a gift big or plate of cookies. I find that when I have 3x3 cards ready to go, I find lots of reasons to use them. :-)

For this card, I used the adorable new Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog. All in one punch you get the bird, the wing (also doubles as a leaf or petal!), and a branch with leaves (not shown on this card). Too much fun! I punched the bird from the Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper. The tag was made using the Medium Jewelry Tag punch and the set Tiny Tags.

Just a reminder that there are only a few days left to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration! For each $50 purchase you can earn a free item! To shop, visit and click on 'shop now' in the top right corner. Thanks!

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Ink: Bordering Blue
Paper: Bella Bleu DSP, Bordering Blue, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, Linen Thread, Cutter Kit, dimensionals

Friday, March 26, 2010

Extreme Birthday

This card was so much fun to design. It was one of the cards we made at my March Clubs (per a request for masculine cards). I hadn't worked much with my Extreme Elements set, but it was SO easy to use! I think it helps that you don't have to line anything up or worry about stamping straight. :-)

The Extreme Skateboarder (you can earn him for free during Sale-A-Bration!) and the sentiment are both stamped with Chocolate Chip Craft ink. For the sentiment I crumpled the Creamy Caramel card stock to distress it a bit, tore the end, and then I stamped the words.

To add a little more texture, I used my color spritzer tool to splatter the Chocolate Chip layer.

Happy Weekend!

Extreme Elements, Extreme Skateboard
Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip Craft
Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White
Color Spritzer Tool, Cutter Kit, Not Quite Navy brad, dimensionals

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vintage Glassine

Today I'm excited to show you another project using the Glassine Bags from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I showed this simple project at both a Stamping 101 class and a recent workshop.

I love this project--because I am able to put it together in a matter of minutes! It took me much longer to bake the cookies to go inside the bag than to make the bag look pretty. :-) I also love that this project is so affordable. With less than $1 in consumable materials, I have a little something to give to a friend to let them know I thought of them and to brighten their day. I love being able to share my stamping with others in a way that brings a smile to their face. :-)

For the tag I used the
Sale-A-Bration set Vintage Labels and Chocolate Chip ink. The ribbon is the gorgeous new Satin Ribbon that is also found in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

For this project I didn't decorate the bag at all, but there are so many options. For example, you can decorate these Glassine Bag with rub-ons or Stazon Ink (white or black), or you can run the bag through the Big Shot with a texture plate or embossing folder to add fun texture to your bag. (See the second to last picture
HERE for example.)

Vintage Labels
Ink: Chocolate Chip Ink
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Glassine Bag, Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, dimensionals

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Sale-A-Bration

The Sale-A-Bration countdown has begun! There is only a little over a week left to take advantage of this great opportunity! What's Sale-A-Bration? The best Stampin Up Promotion of the year! ;-) You can take advantage of Sale-A-Bration by:

1. Spend--With each $50 purchase you can choose a Sale-A-Bration product of your choice for FREE! See the brochure HERE. To shop online, visit my website and click on "shop now" in the top right corner.

2. Join--Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator? Whether you are looking for a business opportunity, or a discount on your crafting supplies, Stampin Up has a place for you! If you join the Stampin Up family before the end of March, you not only receive a 15% discount off the starter kit (already a great value!) you can also choose a FREE stamp set from the Idea Book and Catalog! Contact me today so we can chat about the wonderful support and opportunities that Stampin Up provides for its demonstrators.

And now back to the card. :-) This card shows off two of the items that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration--The stamp set Happy Moments, and the Scallop Trim Border Punch.

I used my Blender Pens to color the flowers, my Cutter Kit to distress the edges of the white layer, my Scallop Trim Border punch to add the decorative edge on the Rich Razzleberry layer, and a bit of Organza Ribbon to a touch of elegance to the card. So simple!

Stamps: Happy Moments
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery Marker
Paper: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Blender Pens, Cutter Kit, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, dimensionals

Friday, March 19, 2010

Easter Treat

Can you believe Easter is just over two weeks away? Now I don't usually make too many Easter projects, but this cute little Chocolate Bunny (from the Occasions Mini Catalog) was too cute too pass up!

Although, around any holiday I do like to have 'a little something' on hand. Whether it be something for children's classmates, teacher gifts, hostess gifts, friends, co-workers, etc there's always someone that wouldn't mind a little 'I thought of you today' gift. :-)

Creative details: I ran Bashful Blue card stock through the Big Shot with the Top Note Die. I scored 1/2" from the middle of the top note--on both sides. That gives me one inch total for the flat part on the bottom. Although depending on what treat or small toy you add, you can easily change those measurements.

The Certainly Celery card stock was cut with the Big Shot and the Little Leaves Sizzlits Die. I embossed the Chocolate Bunny on Close to Cocoa paper using Chocolate Chip craft ink and Clear Embossing Powder. The Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon is also found in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Stamps: Chocolate Bunny, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip Craft
Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Little Leaves Sizzlets Die, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Clear EP, Crop-A-Dile