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!!