Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Silver Scallop Tree

The idea for folding half a circle (or scalloped circle, in this case) into a tree has been around for awhile. It seems to have made a resurgence this year, and I finally tried it! My only trouble is I kept over-thinking it! Ha! This was a November Club project.

The tree trunk is Smoky Slate Chevron ribbon. It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but the white background is textured with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder. Brushed Silver cardstock adds a little shine to the card, and we used the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack to add piercing around it. This pack is part of the Holiday Sale (see link in sidebar) -----> and is a GREAT deal right now at $5.96!

Inside of card:
Paper: Island Indigo, Brushed Silver (100712, p156), Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP (132341, Hol29)  
Accessories: Big Shot, Stylish Stripes folder (132174, Hol22), Scallop Circle Bigz die (p 192), Smoky Slate Chevron ribbon (131152, p 173), Silver 1/8” ribbon (132137, Hol28), Paper Piercing Tool (126189, p 179), Piercing Mat (126199, p179), Essentials Piercing Pack (126187, p179)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Winter Frost File Folder

File folder cards are so fun to do! They really are pretty simple, but they make a special card. This is a project from November's Club meeting. If you're interested in joining one of my clubs--whether you're local or long distance--please let me know soon! Spots are filling up!

Inside of card:

Stamps: Greetings of the Season (Holiday Carryover list)
Paper: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Encore Silver
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Oval punches, 1/8" Silver ribbon, 1/8" Bermuda Bay ribbon

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Leafy Tags

I found one more autumn project! Every month, a friend and I visit 4 ladies from church to check on them and get to know them better. We like to take a little giftie, and I've been falling down on that job. This month, I found a bag of leftover leaf diecuts from one of October's club projects and decided to make them into tags! These were quick and easy (about all I can manage these days), and our ladies were very happy to have a little treat.

First I die cut the tags from the Chalk Talk Framelits, then stamped them with the Woodgrain background. The sentiment is from Banner Greetings (hostess, Annual Catalog). Isn't it wonderful how a little tag makes a small gift into something more thoughtful???

Stamps: Banner Greetings (hostess, Annual Catalog 202), Woodgrain
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Sweater Weather DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Small cello bags, Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon, Chalk Talk Framelits, Autumn Accents die

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Twelve Days of Holiday Sales!

What's on your Christmas list??? I know several of my "wishes" can be found on this sale list!

The Stampin' Trimmer, Diagonal Scoring Plate, and Many Marvelous Markers are on sale TODAY ONLY! Don't miss out on these fabulous deals!

The other items include: framelits, stamps, punches, accessories, kits--lots of goodies to make your holiday projects or to wrap up for yourself! The sale ends December 2.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Autumn Envelope Punch Box

I think this is the last of my Autumn projects! I'm trying to get them all in before Thanksgiving, even though my craft room is covered in Christmas projects. 

The Envelope Punch Board--mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. You need it. Really, really need it. The best thing since cupcakes! This box is made with the Envelope Punch Board--super easy to do! The box holds at least 6 A2 cards and envelopes. You can make boxes to fit any card sets--great gifts for birthdays or . . . Christmas! :-) Or a hostess gift at Thanksgiving. 

This one is stamped with Woodgrain in Early Espresso, then decorated with Birch Paper (get it before it's all gone! in the Thankful Tablescape Kit) and leaf die cuts (also from the Tablescape kit). I had to throw a little Gorgeous Grunge stamping at the maple leaf. Can any project really be complete without a little spattering????

To make a box to fit A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) cards: 
Cut your paper 9x9. Using EPB, punch and score at 3 1/2, then again at 4 1/2. Turn paper 180 degrees and repeat. 
On the two opposing sides, line up the pointer with the score lines and punch and score (twice on each side). Trim your bottom flap off about 3/4 of an inch. Cut off all 4 tiny flaps. Adhere sides and bottom. Make a belly band to hold the box shut.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hey, pumpkin!

This is a project from last month's club meeting--it's a little bit Halloween, I know! But if you leave off the black and white skull tape, it would still work this month, right? :-)

Super quick and easy project: Die cut the tag from Chalk Talk framelits. Add Washi Tape. Stamp the Hey, Pumpkin (so cute) stamp from the hostess set Perfectly You onto Sweater Weather DSP and punch out. Tie the treat bag with Pumpkin Pie Chevron ribbon and attach the tag. Ta da! Told you it was easy!

The treats are Pumpkin Almonds from Costco. The perfect colors, and they taste good, too! 

Stamps: Perfectly You (Holiday Catalog Hostess Set)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Sweater Weather DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Witches' Brew Washi Tape, Chalk Talk Framelits, Hexagon punch, Pumpkin Pie Chevron ribbon, small cello bags

Monday, November 11, 2013

Magnificent Maple File Folder

A quick and easy file folder card--this one is just stamped with the lovely Magnificent Maple stamp. Love it! We have a beautiful maple outside our front window, and this stamp reminds me of all the red and gold glory (long gone, sadly).

Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Perfectly Penned
Paper: Naturals White, Early Espresso, Sweater Weather DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Epic File Folder

I'm an office supply junkie. I admit it! The fact that the Envelope Punch Board makes these cards possible is what sold me on it in the first place. Who can resist a file folder birthday card???? They are super easy to make, and so fun to give!

We'll be making a Christmas version of this card next week at Club. Join us and find out how to make this and other fun Envelope Punch Board projects!

Here's the inside:

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Calypso Coral, Epic Day DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits, Hexagon Punch, Tea Lace Doilies, Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon

Monday, November 4, 2013

Thankful for birch paper

The birch paper is such a gorgeous element, I wanted to really let it shine on this project. The card is 5 1/2 square of Early Espresso, with a layer of Very Vanilla and then the birch paper. The "thankful" comes from the Thinlits Expressions set--I'll be featuring the other words in upcoming posts.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Special Deal Catch Up

It's November first! Here are the current specials:

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack for even more great deals! 

Best Of Snow Clear-Mount Stamp Set 134387
Price: $14.95
Is it winter yet? Even if snow isn’t on the ground yet, you can still celebrate the first snows of winter with some of our favorite snow images from the past 25 years! With the Best of Snow set, you also get the never-before-seen Let it Snow image which coordinates perfectly with the Bracket Label Punch. Click Here to see it in the store.



Create Pretty Packages

It’s time to start thinking about how you are going to package those treats and gifts this year, and we have the perfect solution for you!

Our two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty packages.
Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle
$19.95USD /$23.95 CAD
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)
Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle
$18.95 USD /$24.95 CAD
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

Weekly Deals! (Oct 29-Nov 4)
Great news! During this festive week, there are no tricks here, only treats! Make sure you head over to the store to get your deals before they run out.

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372 

Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.12 CAN

7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Item #129381

Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Paper Snips Item # 103579
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$11.21 CAN

Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Regular Price: $6.79 US/$9.19 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.09 US/$6.89 CAN

Keep This Memory Photobook Template
Item # 129879

Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.98 US/$10.97 CAN