Saturday, February 28, 2009

Another Quilted Top Note

These cards are so fun to make! If you have any scraps of Designer Series Papers that you just *can’t* bring yourself to throw away, this is the project for you!

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Punch squares of your DSP scraps with the 1 1/4″ square punch. Arrange them in an appealing way, and adhere them to the Whisper White. I used Tombo Multi Glue (the green and white bottle) because it dries quickly. Tape adhesives don’t work as well on this project, as you’re going to be die-cutting later.

After your quilt squares have set for a minute or two, to make sure the glue is dry, run your cardstock through the Big Shot with the Top Note die.

Embellish as you prefer, and adhere to your card!

Supplies used are all Stampin Up. To purchase them, contact your demonstrator or visit my Stampin Up website to order.


Stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer

Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DSP

Ink: Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Regal Rose 5/8″ grosgrain, 1 1/4″ Square Punch, Oval Punches

Sunday, February 22, 2009

How about easy???

This is a project I made for one of my upline's events--it uses the new Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP and the Big Shot Box #2 die. These are *so* easy to put together--you only need one little bit of sticky strip on the side flap. The bottom is "self-closing." This box, coincidentally enough, holds 12 Hershey Nuggets! But only the toffee kind with almonds--those are the best ones!


Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Paper: Sweet Slumber DSP, Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Box #2, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cupid Details

I've had a lot of questions about the gifts I received from my wonderful Cupid, Ellie! So I'm giving you the link to her blog, Create Release Smile. I hope you'll check out all her amazing stuff!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Flutter by

I am just in the mood for a butterfly card! This one is simple--I didn't even use my Stamp-a-ma-jig! I love the bright colors and of course, my favorite color yellow!


Stamps; Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Whisper White, Summer Sun, Pacific Point
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, Pacific Point
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain, Linen Thread, button

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Day 3--The Big Cupid Reveal!

First, I discovered that I missed one of yesterday's gifts! Sorry, Cupid!

Here it is:
Isn't that adorable???

Ok, and now for Day 3:

Chocolate in a sweeeet tin, an adorable bag, and sweet smellies!!! Thanks Cupid! You are awesome! So you all are still waiting to find out who it is, aren't you??? Hmmm

IT'S ELLIE!!!!! Thanks, Ellie! You rock!
Smiley from

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cupid Day 2

First, I have to tell you that yellow is my favorite color. It always has been, despite my mother's insistence that surveys showed most members of MENSA favor blue.


Fortunately, Stampin Up has some *yummy* yellows, and So Saffron is my favorite! Ok, so here is the package I got to open today:

Are you excited yet??? Dying to see what's inside??? Me, too!

{Gasps} I LOVE it! I have been stalking these around the blogosphere, but I have to hold something and measure it out before I can make it. LOL And did you notice the color???? {sigh of happiness} Look at those handles! And the stamping on the chipboard! It's bee-yoo-ti-ful!

And since I *know* you'll have to see the inside . . .

Isn't everything gorgeous??? My Cupid is wonderful AND talented! Thanks, Cupid! I love it!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Your wish is my command . . .

Ok, since you *must* have more pictures! LOL Sorry for the poor photo quality--I did them in a hurry!

This is the ultra close-up of the adorable flowers!!!!

Here is what you see when you open the cover.

Page 2

And *all* the way open! Isn't this a fabulous project!!! I see some serious copying in my future!

Secret Cupid Day 1

Remember when I did my Secret Elf swap at Christmas??? Well, we had so much fun, my Swappers Anonymous sisters decided to do it again for Valentines Day! What could be more fun than presents???? :-)

Isn't my Cupid *amazing*!! The scrapbook in the back will most certainly be making another appearance on my blog for a class, and inside that yummy Sweet Always packet is . . .
Chocolate with Almonds! My most favorite treat in the world!

Thanks Cupid! You made my day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pop goes the scrapbook

I have been neglecting my blog recently, I know. It's not that I haven't been creating stuff, it's that I haven't been able to share it! Saturday, I gave a presentation at my upline's Demo Day. I was supposed to feature the new Designer Series Papers--such a sacrifice, ya know???

I did several different projects, but I think I'll spread them out over the next little while. LOL This is the biggie--if you were actually *at* the event, you'd have to wait all the way through my 30 minute presentation to see it! But since you're still in your pj's, I figure I'll just cut to the chase.

I know, it doesn't look like much. Just wait.

I am so in love with this project! It's called a scrapbook in a box. I saw some different versions around, and then changed the template a bit for mine.

Here are the instructions I gave out with my presentation:


  1. Score 12x12 Chocolate Chip Textured Cardstock at 4” and 8 “ in both directions. Score a diagonal on the corner sections. Fold and crease.
  2. Cut first sheet DSP to 11 ½ x 11 ½. Score at 4” in from each side. Cut out corners and reserve.
  3. Cut second sheet of DSP to 11 x 11. Score at 4” in from each side. Cut out corners and reserve.
  4. Use Sticky Strip to adhere DSP center squares to Chocolate Chip base.
  5. Embellish outside of box with cutouts of DSP trimmed to 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”
  6. Embellish inside with punches, ribbons, brands, felt flowers, and buttons. Corners may be embellished by using DSP cutouts trimmed to 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” and then cut on the diagonal.


  1. Cut one square 6 1/8” x 6 1/8” from Pacific Point Textured Cardstock.
  2. Score at 1” in from all sides. Cut to adhere corners.
  3. Die cut scallop circles with Big Shot, and adhere to lid with Corduroy Button.


12x12 Textured Chocolate Chip Cardstock

12x12 Textured Pacific Point Cardstock

12x12 Textured Old Olive Cardstock

Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper (113966)

Big Shot Scallop Circle #2 (113469)

5-Petal Flower Punch (109041)

Sticky Strip (104294)

Mini Glue Dots (109683)

Corduroy Buttons—Summer Sun (114343)

Earth Elements Brads (106955)

Pacific Point 5/8” Striped Grosgrain (111370)

Button Latte (114333)

Fresh Favorites II Buttons (107422)

Flower Fusion (110720)

Linen Thread (104199)

Friday, February 6, 2009

You're a life saver . . .

Aren't these cute?? I gave these out at Card Buffet this week. The idea comes from the amazing Dawn Griffith. I used my retired {sniff, sniff} Parisian Summer DSP, some other retired DSP from last spring that I can't remember the name of, and of course, Life Savers! I did some with the Curly Label punch, and some with the Scalloped Square punch. They're a great quick little treat for Valentines Day or any time!

Thanks for looking, and if you remember the name of that other DSP, let me know! LOL

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Who wrote the book of love?

Ahhh, Valentines Day! It's a great time of year! We're making this project at Card Buffet tonite. It's inspired by my friend Liz! It uses the Candy Lane DSP, along with lots of die cuts and accessories!