Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Heart Punch Candy Bar Wrapper

This is my favorite project with the bundle so far, though I did add Riding Hood Red Prints Paper to the wrapper. I made the little flower with the Heart to Heart Punch and here's how:

1. Cut a piece of pink printed paper to 5.75" x 5.5", fold and adhere around candy bar.
2. Cut a piece of red printed paper to 2.25" x 5.5", fold and adhere to pink paper.
3. Cut a piece of white taffeta to wrap around bar. You can either knot it prettily in the front or back or stick it down to the paper like I did.
4. Stamp friend (coloring in with marker) on a piece of white paper and use the Tab Punch to make the little tab. Tuck under red paper and adhere to pink paper.
5. Punch 5 "chubby" hearts from Pink Pirouette Paper.
6. Fold heart in half vertically.
7. Place them in a semi circle, overlapping each a bit and securing to the red paper and ribbon with mini glue dots.
8. Place a rhinestone brad in the center and you're done!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Love You Much Candy Box

What do you guys think of this little treat box? I tied it with Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain ribbon and used the Love You Much bundled stamp set to make the tag and candy decorations. I'll be starting a preorder for the little square boxes today. You can order these boxes up until January 10th. I will then ship them out by January 15th to arrive in plenty of time to make Valentine's Treat Boxes. They are available in multiples of 20 and flat rate shipping, regardless of quantity ordered. Thanks for ordering the boxes! I have closed the order due to inventory and will let each of you know when they are shipped - thanks again and I know you'll love your boxes!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Easy Cute Love Note

Easy and quick card today with the Love You Much Bundle...because I made some AWESOME stuff and can't find the time to take pictures of it. Tomorrow and Wednesday will be days to check in for certain on the blog if you're looking for cute Valentine's Day ideas!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Love You Bunch Little Note

Oh, it's great to be back making cute projects! Just said goodbye to family and friends and headed down to the stamp room to work on a couple of little things for the Valentine's promotion. Here is a small note card and envelope to package with a gift for someone special. Instructions follow:

1.Take a Small Whisper White envelope and tuck the flap inside.
2.Cut a piece of Candy Lane Designer Paper into a 3-1/8" x 2" rectangle and attach to back of envelope (pocket side).
3. Cut a piece of Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon and knot around pocket.
4. Mount a piece of 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" Whisper White cardstock on a 3"x3" piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock.
5. Stamp Hearts from Love You Much in Riding Hood Red on scrap paper and punch out.
6. Affix to upper left of card and stamp "Friend to Friend" on upper right.
7. Using Two-Way Glue, add Dazzling Diamonds to Hearts.
8. You're done!

Love You Much Bundle Promotion

Now through January 31st you can order this awesome new collection of Valentine's Day items for 20% off as a bundled package. You get our new Candy Lane Designer Series paper, Heart to Heart Punch and the Love You Much Stamp Set for $41.48 plus shipping and tax. This is a great deal and cute new product from our new catalog that will arrive later in January!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Year In Review

I made this page based on a sketch from the Creating Keepsakes magazine and Stamped it Up! with the Hawaiian Papaya paper. This will be our scrapbook page for our club meeting tomorrow night. See you there!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Burst of Snow!

I made this card yesterday afternoon after making fudge. It reminds me of the colors that the Martha Stewart collection uses for its treat bags at Michaels this year. I really like them together. And I am drawn to white embossed images on craft-colored cardstock. Not sure why...I think that a white colored pencil also looks awesome on this type of cardstock, too. Anyone surprised that there were no jewels or glitter on this? I was!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Joy to Jumbo Outline Alpha!

I'm just LOVIN' the Jumbo Outline Alphabet stamp set now. I embossed the word "Joy" in white and trimmed it carefully around the edges. I really love this look, don't you? Expect to see it on a few Scrapbook pages, soon (but not for club...I just couldn't torture them with all of the trimming!!) Check out my invite to club below - I'd love to have you come!

Club Meeting - All Are Welcome!

December is my club trial month. Please let me know if you would like to come and make 3 projects at our final club meeting of the year. Our meeting is on December 17th, a Wednesday evening, from 7pm to 9pm.

We'll be making a card, scrapbook page, and 3-D item and enjoying some treats as well...I also have a Christmas present for everyone who attends, and we will be drawing for door prizes! You'll also qualify for free shipping if you place an order this month, since our meeting falls within our free shipping promotion window. And, don't forget the 10% off retiring stamp sets. It's a PERFECT time to come try the club with no obligation - bring friends - we'll have a blast!

The cost is just $15 or place a $25 product order - Email me now to confirm your attendance!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Great Stampin' Up! Specials

I was so excited about the newest Stampin' Up! Specials that I just had to make another post today. Here they are:

Free Shipping - On any order over $70 from December 9th through December 23rd.

10% Off Retiring Stamps Sets - No limit, from December 9th through December 23rd. Here is the list!! You can place your orders online right away at!!

Twiggy Tag Card

Here is a Mr. Twigster Tag Card that I made really fast for the Kansas City Church of Christ Ladies' Christmas Craft night last night. It was so nice to meet all of the wonderful ladies there...and sing "We Are Family!"...very different from our church, for sure!! For all of those with the Holiday Mini Catalog...yes, this looks a lot like the card in the Mini Catalog...what's a girl to do when she only has a few hours to prepare? Find something that Stampin' Up! did and change it up a bit - I highly reccommend it!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Winner!

Congratulations, Natalie Jordan! You have won a $25 gift certificate for your wonderful Photo Card!

Thanks to all who entered and voted in the contest! Stay tuned for the Valentine's Day Card Contest in January!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Card Contest - It's up to YOU!

Okay, are the top two cards in the contest...Tony and I could not decide...we liked them both so much for different reasons. The first is an awesome layout and a great insert for photos and the second has the awesome rhinestone accent for Rudolph's nose.'s up to YOU! Vote for your favorite NOW - place a comment on the photo with your vote. Monday at noon, I will count the votes and award the winner a $25 gift certificate. And yes, can vote for yourself, but only once! Pick either A) photo card or B) Rudolph card.

Cute Ornament - Holiday Mini

This is an ornament I made from the kit in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I plan to make a whole bunch of these and decorate a mini tree that we'll put either in our entry way or our office. I used Dazzling Diamonds and Two-Way Glue on the edges, so they are very sparkly. And my favorite ribbon, naturally!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cute "I Wish" Tag

Here is a cute see-through tag I made using the "I Wish" kit, acetate, rub-ons and ribbon. Here are the detailed directions:

1. Cut 2 sheets of DSP to 3" x 4".
2. Snip corner off one sheet of paper.
3. Flip to other side and cut opposite corner. Trace this tag onto remaining piece of paper to get perfect corners.
4. Punch hole with Square Punch into bottom of tag.
5. Cut 2x2" transparancy sheet and center over hole, adhere between tag layers. 6. Add rub-on to window.
7. Punch two holes in top of tag and thread one end of ribbon through each. Knot in center and snip ends. You're done!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Winter Sickness Has Begun!

Well, no post today because both David and I are sick...I'll make something for sure tonight and post tomorrow...hope everyone else is feeling okay!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Retro Christmas

What do you all think about this one? Here is a retro card made with Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper (Frosty Day) and Rub-ons. This is the very last day to order from the Holiday Extravaganza Sale!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Three Trees

Here is a card that I created based on one of my favorite little cards in the Papercrafts December issue. I love the little tree in Mr. Twigster, and this seemed perfect! Remember, only one day left to take advantage of the Holiday Extravaganza sale - flyer at the top of my blog. And, today is the LAST day to submit a photo your Christmas Card for the contest to

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gorgeous Snow Globe Card

Isn't this Snow Globe card amazing! We made this at our demo shoebox swap and I think this is totally elegant. The snow globe looks beautiful in person. Don't forget, you have 2 days left to enter the Card Contest, and the sale ends Monday!!Here are the directions to make the snow globe portion of the card:

1. Stamp your design on a circular piece of cardstock.
2. Color in design like normal.
3. Apply Versamark all over circle and apply Glassy Glaze Clear Embossing Powder all over it.
4. Heat to emboss.
5. Apply Versamark over bottom portion and add chunky glitter to bottom only.
6. Heat just a little bit on bottom.
7. Apply Versamark over entire circle again, add Glassy Glaze Embossing Powder and heat.
8. You're done!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! A Cute Ornament for You!

I found an ornament made in the newest issue of Papercrafts Magazine, and decided to convert it to Stampin' Up! products and really like the results. I used Riding Hood Red Prints DSP, the Snow Swirled Stamp Set, Punches, and a round coaster. I also used a Christmas greeting from "Best Yet". What do you think?

See the Holiday Extravaganza sale information just below this posting. I also have a link on the top of my blog.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale Items - Get them FAST!

Here is the sale flyer for the Holiday Extravaganza Items - don't forget to order right away, they are limited quantities! Make sure to order via (hit SHOP NOW in upper right corner).

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tree Card

Isn't this Tree cute? One of my fellow demonstrators made it for our shoebox swap over the weekend. I just love the folded back edge! Check back soon for the Holiday Extravaganza sale items, I'll post the flyer!!

Ski Slope - Bliss!

We have a little neighbor who just loves Bliss candy, so I designed this cute little holder to package 4 of them! I used the set that I got FREE from my upline to make the little sign on the front, and I can't get enough of the striped ribbon in our new In-Colors. Here are the directions for the holder:

1. Cut one sheet of chocolate chip, 3" x 7 3/4".
2. Score at 3", 3 3/8", 6 3/8", 6 3/4" and fold.
3. Attach 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of Ski Slope DSP to front.
4. Attach a 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of Ski Slope DSP to inside flap.
5. Cut and attach a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of coordinating colored card stock to inside.
6. Attach 4 Bliss candy inside with glue dots to this piece.
7. Tie ribbon around front of holder, decorate with stamped image and you're done!

Don't forget about the Christmas Card Contest, only 5 days left!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Top Note Rockin' Bag

I have secretly coveted this bag ever since seeing Angie's...and she brought the materials to our shoebox swap last night! You can't even imagine how excited I was. Plus, now I just HAVE to have both the Big Shot AND the Top Note die, which I will be treating myself to for Christmas - yeah, Santa!!

Only SEVEN days left to enter the Christmas Card Contest - Loretta, that means you!! :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas Present - No Peeking!

I just LOVE this card and thought about it for awhile, and even got input from the club girls on how to make it great! This will be my shoebox swap for our demonstrator meeting on Saturday. I just can't wait for them to see the little presents. The Scallop Edge punch is great, isn't it? You can buy one now at!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Girly Christmas Card

Here is a girly Christmas Card using Old Olive, Riding Hood Red Prints, and Pink Pirouette. I added a Fire Crystal Brad and Dazzling Diamonds to complete the girly look (along with the little box and scallop edge). Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Present Page

I just LOVE the "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' Kit and made this cute present page using a little bit of the kit - Real Red 12x12 textured cardstock, some of the cute die-cut stickers, Patterned Paper, and Whisper White textured cardstock. I added Chocolate Chip 5/8" grossgrain ribbon to "tie" my page together (heehee). The measurements for the slits are as follows:

1. Starting 3/8" in from the left top corner, make a 5/8" slit, then make one 2" from that slit, then 1", then 2", alternating until you end up near the upper left corner.
2. Repeat this exact pattern on the bottom of the page, from left to right.
3. For the sides, start 1" below the bottom of the top left 5/8" slit and 3/8" in from the left of the page and cut a horizontal 5/8" slit, cut another one parallel to this 2" down, then 1", and repeating until you reach the bottom of the page.
4. Do this on both sides. Thread ribbon through, cutting 3 pieces for sides and 2 longer pieces for top section so that you can make a bow.

And don't forget the Christmas Card contest!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I just loved the ornaments that Stampin' Up! made for their on-line advertising campaign and couldn't wait to make one myself! Here is my ornament (from Michaels) with a Rub-on attached and little strips of Riding Hood Red crinkled inside, with a Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon hangar. This was SO easy, I can't wait to make more!!

Make sure you enter the Christmas Card contest - details at the top of my blog!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Darth Vader's "Life Saver"

Here is our Halloween scrapbook page, with Daddy, Mommy and Darth all ready for trick-or-treating. I used some Earth Elements buttons, black twine, Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper, and Basic Black 12x12 Cardstock as a background.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cutest Mini Bag & Card Set

I used the "Cutest Bag Ever" template and downsized it to hold a set of 5 cards using the Urban Garden Designer Series Paper. What a cute little gift to give for Christmas! You could even make little thank-you notes for the person to give out after the holidays! Email me if you would like instructions...and don't forget my Christmas Card contest - deadline is Nov. 30th and details are at the top of my blog!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cute Dot Card

I found this cute Dot card idea on my upline's blog (Angie), and I just loved how easy it was to make. I put the knot on with a mini glue dot, and punched the circles with Stampin' Up punches from Ski Slope Designer Series Paper. The greeting is from my favorite Level 1 Hostess set.

16 more days to enter the Christmas Card Contest!! See details at the top of my blog!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cutest Bag Ever

This bag is officially the cutest bag template I have ever found. You use only 2 sheets of Designer Paper to make the bag, and it is plenty large (7hx6wx3d), which makes it PERFECT for actual gift-giving. I added the tag to match, and just love the handles. What do you guys think? I'll be happy to show how to make this bag at our next club meeting...see you on November 19th!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Eastern Blooms Thank You

I was inspired by one of our Designer Series Papers to make this card, using Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, and Bashful Blue. I also used a Chit Chat rub-on on the front to showcase our 20% off special (with a qualifying $20 merchandise order).

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Let It Snow!

Here is the scrapbook page that we will be doing for our November club. Don't you love this Designer Paper from the Holiday Mini? I normally do straight lines, but have been challenged recently to be slightly "askew", so I'm doing my best with curves. The little white knots in the bottom left corner are so cute in person, and the glittery title makes the page! You would put one photo on the left hand side of the page and use the right hand side for journaling. The second page is a mirror image and has slightly different accents.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Poinsettia Wrap for Pillow Box

I was staring at my Poinsettia cards this past Saturday at the craft fair and realized that I could use the Poinsettia medallion as a super-cute way to wrap the pillow box. The Poinsettia is made with two Real Red punches from the 5 petal flower punch, the top one is adhered to the bottom one with a dimensional, and the top leaves are scored to the center and bent slightly in for a 3-D look. You can purchase these pillow boxes from me (see "For Sale" items on right hand side of my blog).

Don't forget to enter the Christmas Card contest - everyone is eligible, and I can't wait to see your submissions!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Deck the Halls

Here is a really cute, really easy Christmas Card that is not too Christmas-y. I made the scallop border with our small slit punch, instead of the scallop border punch because I wanted a slightly bigger scallop. I used our Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze In Colors, and added a little pop of Old Olive to tie everything together (could have easily used Kiwi Kiss, too.) To top it all off, I pierced a border for the squares using our paper piericing mat set and used a Rub On from Chit Chat...rubon special starts tomorrow - check back for details!

Don't forget about the Christmas Card Contest - anyone can enter to win!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Prehistoric Thank You

Here is a little thank-you card I designed for little boys to send to their friends after birthdays, etc. I will be selling sets of these at the church craft show this weekend. I made little inserts to go with the cards that have a space for names, and what the child is thankful for. Simple and cute!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Deer Friends Pillow Box Wrap

This project is dedicated to Natalie and Julie, who are currently helping me prepare for the craft show this Saturday. Natalie encourgaed me to make the pillow box wrap for the show, and Julie encouraged me to make it right away. Don't you think the deer is just begging for a red pompon on his nose? Six mini Snickers bars fit perfectly in the pillow box. (See "For Sale" items on the right side of my blog if you are interested in obtaining some).

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit

The Country Living Holiday Collection Stamping Kit is amazing. Here are the details on what you can get for $49.95:

* Holiday Collection stamp set (six stamps)
* Four 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut chipboard
* Eight 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)
* Four 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)
* Two 12" x 12" sheets of Whisper White card stock
* 25 yds. Silver Metallic cord
* 10 yds. 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon
* Pretties Kit brads (20)
* Stampin' Dimensionals
* Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (1/2 oz.)
* Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
* Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot
* Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot
* Uninked Stampin' Spot
* Whisper White Craft Ink refill

Next Ornament

Here is my next ornament...I think I'm finally getting it right. Here are some tips for creating a beautiful stamped ornament:

* Cut out your cardstock for any layered chipboard pieces with your craft knife.
* Paint your chipboard the same color as your background paper.
* Punch one hole in the top center of your ornament, and slide both ends of your ribbon through it, then knot the bow. This is by far the cleanest look.
* Use a glue stick to adhere cardstock to chipboard. Though I personally do not like glue sticks, this is by far the best way to get complete adhesive coverage.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Christmas Card Contest

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Christmas Card Contest - 2008! The prize this year is a $25 Stampin' Up! gift certificate to use on anything in the Idea Book & Catalog or Mini Catalog. Here's what you need to do to enter:

* Send a photo of your card to me at by November 30th. If you are not able to photograph your card, you may request my address via email to send the original. If you include a SASE, the card will be returned. Multiple submissions by one person are acceptable.
* Winners will be announced by December 5th! The winners will be chosen by me and my husband (he actually has great taste!). The winning card (or cards, if there are a few that knock our socks off) will be published on the annoucement day, and can be linked to a website, if requested.
* Everyone is invited to submit a card, including new stampers, demos, etc.
* Please include your name, email address, and street address in your email.
* I encourage you to use Stampin' Up! images and products, but this is not required.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Twigster Scarf Card

Here is another card featuring Twiggy. His scarf is made from Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon. I wasn't sure about the white edges at first when I saw the ribbon in the catalog, but I'm sold now!

Glad Tidings

This card is simple and cute, don't you think? I like the ribbon around the top of the ornament and I really miss this retired Designer Series Paper. Natalie - what do you think?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another Ornament

This one is better, I think. I like the cool colors a lot. And the pearls, naturally!

Christmas Ornament #1

Here is a cute Christmas ornament I designed using the Ski Slope paper and Striped GG Ribbon. I'm going to make some more today!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Window Christmas Card

This is a Christmas card that I have been practicing you think it's cute enough for a craft show? I plan on adding a greeting to the front, as soon as my "Best Yet" stamp set arrives in the mail this week. I used last year's In Colors to help reduce my stash of retired paper...let me know how you feel about this one...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Christmas Photo Card

I just had to make a Christmas Card with the photo pocket from my birthday promotion. And I love it! I think you could do this card in just about a million ways and it would always look great. I picture a Black & White photo on this one, don't you? Stay tuned for my Christmas Card Challenge - prizes to win!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Birthday Card #3

This is the third card in my series of 3 Birthday cards that you can get the supplies for FREE if you place a $50 order on my Stampin' Up! website. Isn't this card perfect for a little (or big!) girl's birthday? It uses Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa. I just love the striped grossgrain ribbon - it ties perfectly every time. Can you tell? I use it on almost every card now!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Brithday Card #2

Here is the second of three birthday cards made with Party'll get the supplies to make these with your $50 order - hurry, this promotion ends on Halloween! The little Bashful Blue scalloped piece is an insert that you can pull out with the ribbon tab. Wouldn't this be a cute way to do your Christmas Cards and include a photo?