Thursday, July 31, 2014

Moonlight Mini Treat Bag

These treat bags are easy and fast to make--great for school friend gifts or office gifts! This bag holds one mini-treat--Twix for the win!--so it's affordable to give out LOTS.

The papers in one of Stampin' Up!'s wonderful small Designer Series Paper Stacks (Moonlight in this case) work perfectly--no cutting! If you don't have one of these Stacks yet, you could cut your paper to 4 1/2 x 6 1/2.

1. Put short side of paper at the top of the scoring board.
2. Score at ½ inch down the left side.
3. Turn 180 degrees and put long side at top.
4. Score at 1, 1 ½, 2, 4, 4 ½, 5
5. Cut all but center tab off bottom of paper.
6. Use tiny amount of Tombo glue or Sticky Strip to adhere the sides together, then adhere the bottom flap to close.

Go ahead! Make a few! They're fun and addicting!


Stamps: Label Love
Paper: Moonlight DSP Stack, Whisper White, Gold Fancy Foil Vellum
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: adhesive, Hello Honey ribbon, Banners Framelits, Artisan Label Punch, Simply Scored

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Love my Paper Pumpkin!

This card was made with contents of the July Paper Pumpkin kit and a bit of Moonlight DSP! Easy peasy!

CLICK HERE to take advantage of the great special on now for the Paper Pumpkin--

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014--September 10, 2014
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Doodled Bloom

Inspired by UnderstandBlue on Splitcoaststampers, I tried doodling the single stamp Blended Bloom, instead of coloring it. I did it at the dentist office, while waiting for my kids. :-) Best use of dental office time ever! I used my Project Life x Stampin' Up! Journaling pens--I love them!

It's fun to find different ways to use stamps, don't you think?

Stamps: Blended Bloom
Paper Shimmer White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: PLxSU Journaling pens

Friday, July 25, 2014

Blooming with Blendabilities!

A couple weeks ago, I shared some of my practice coloring on my Facebook page. This was one of those images, and I think it turned out ok! It belonged on a card, and here it is. If you're interested in learning more about Blendabilities, send me an email!

Stamps: Bloom with Hope (hostess)
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Back to Black DSP
Ink: Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight), Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Labels Framelits, Pearls, Zig Zag Embossing Folder

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bits and pieces

You know how you have those bits and pieces all over your crafting table? No? Maybe that's just me. I can't bear to throw away bows and die cuts and little fiddly bits that I made but didn't work out. Some of the bits found their way onto this card.

The striped patterned paper is a bit I cut off a Project Life by Stampin Up card, and I just love it! The bow is from a class a few months ago using the Envelope Punch Board.

What can you make from leftover bits on your desk???

Stamps: Four You
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, 2013 In Color DSP stack
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Project Life by Stampin Up, Decorative Dots embossing folder

Monday, July 21, 2014

Paper Pumpkin gift box

This adorable little box is part of the July Paper Pumpkin kit! Aren't you sorry you missed it??? The kit has 6 of these boxes, a roll of the white satin ribbon you see here, white baker's twine, 6 card bases and envelopes, two sheets of stickers (the letters "WISH", hearts, and stars), a sheet of silver foil stars, a Blackberry Bliss ink spot, and a 10-piece photopolymer stamp set! Wow!

The kits really are a great value, and right now, new subscribers can get two months at half price by going here and signing up with the code HALFOFF2

Sign up before July 27 and I will send you a FREE gift of Stampin Up dimensionals as a thank you! 

Check out my business Facebook page and see the card project from July's kit, too!

Don't miss another month of fabulous Paper Pumpkin! Local customers who sign up with me as their demonstrator are invited to a FREE monthly Paper Pumpkin Playdate! Long-distance Paper Pumpkin customers will receive an email with pictures and instructions from our bonus projects at the Playdate.

Let me know when you've signed up, and I'll send you the details!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Simple Love

Need a simple wedding or anniversary card??? This was a quick card that still does the job. Gold is "back in," which is great, because if I stick with what I like, eventually "fashion" agrees with me periodically. :-)

The Large Polka Dot embossing folder is becoming a favorite, and of course the Little Letters Thinlits are *awesome*! Add a little gold baker's twine, and the card is ready to go!

Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil
Accessories: Large Polka Dot emb folder, Little Letters Thinlits, Gold Baker's Twine

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Black and Gold Bravo for CAS299

I'm a little bit addicted to the Clean and Simple sketches! This card features CAS299.  Gold and black make for a dramatic color scheme, and this card gave me a theater sort of feel! What better sentiment than "Bravo" from the new photopolymer set to round it out? This very affordable set ($25.95) contains lots of BIG sentiments that make card design easy. 

I also wanted to use my very favorite Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the catalog, Back to Black! Don't forget that regular DSP is on sale this month, Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Lots of circle punches and dies made this design easy to execute. There will definitely be more cards coming from this sketch!

Stamps: Bravo
Paper: Black, Whisper White, Back to Black DSP, Brushed Gold
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Circle punches and dies, Gold embossing powder, Chalk Marker

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Weekly Deals July 15-22

Large Triangle Punch Item # 133375
Regular Price: $15.95 Discounted Price: $11.96

Little Labels Punch Pack Item # 126881
Regular Price: $16.95 Discounted Price: $12.71

Scallop Edge Border Punch Item # 119882
Regular Price: $15.95 Discounted Price: $11.96

Mini Metallic Clothespins Item # 133320
Regular Price: $3.95 Discounted Price: $2.96

1" Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $15.95 Discounted Price: $11.96

Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Item # 131207
Regular Price: $5.95 Discounted Price: $4.46

Gold Baker'S Twine Item # 132975
Regular Price: $3.50 Discounted Price: $2.63

Summer Smooches Kit - Digital Download Item # 129601
Regular Price: $9.95 Discounted Price: $5.97

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Sunshine for PPA 211

Yellow is my very very favorite color, so I couldn't resist the color challenge over at Paper Pals Arts, PPA 211. I combined 2 sets for this card--Kinda Eclectic and Ray of Sunshine. The Large Polka Dot folder and a few sequins helped add some texture. Here is the inside:

Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Ray of Sunshine
Paper: Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Hello Honey, Night of Navy
Accessories: Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Gold Sequins, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Circles Collection Framelits, Starburst Framelits

Friday, July 11, 2014

Starry celebration

Have you tried the new Stampin' Up! Masks? This card uses the Stars from the Hearts and Stars set. I found a sketch from PTI for July and new the Fabulous Four set was perfect for it!

Stamps: Fabulous Four
Paper: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Back to Black DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Hearts and Stars Masks, Rhinestones, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Project Life Pens, sponge dauber

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Heroes for FTL298

Calling All Heroes--I love this photopolymer set! We have reached a point where (for the first time ever) we have more boys at home than girls, so this set was a must. My boys are sweet and tell me how pretty my cards are, but this one got a "Cool, Mom!" which is a higher endorsement. :-) 

The sketch is FTL298, and I love it! 


Stamps: Calling All Heroes
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Memento Black
Accessories: Rhinestones, Project Life Pens, Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and Black

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday Updates 7-8-14

Once again, I'm on update overload! Fun, fun, fun!

New stamp sets available today!

Beauty of the Season 1357779 (clearmount) $16.95

Christmas Bliss Photopolymer 133897 $15.95

Dear Heart Photopolymer 138157 $25.95
And don't forget the Weekly Deals! 

Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil Item # 133363
Regular Price: $10.95 US/ Discounted Price: $8.21

Silver 1/8" Ribbon Item # 132137
Regular Price: $4.95 US Discounted Price: $3.71

Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape Item # 133001
Regular Price: $4.95  Discounted Price: $3.71

Retro Fresh This And That Journal Item # 132998
Regular Price: $10.95 Discounted Price: $8.21

Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 131152
Regular Price: $8.95 Discounted Price: $6.71

Artisan Label Punch Item # 130920
Regular Price: $15.95 Discounted Price: $11.96

Sweet Shop Kit - Digital Download Item # 129339
Regular Price: $9.95 Discounted Price: $5.97

Monday, July 7, 2014

June Thank You Cards

This was my June thank you card for anyone who placed an order. I love the Hardwood background stamp paired with feminine or floral images! The tiny pearls are colored with the lightest Rich Razzleberry Blendability marker, as are the ears and nose on the cute little mouse.

Thank you to all who keep my business running!

Stamps: Hardwood, Just Sayin', Life in the Forest
Paper: Smoky slate, Blushing Bride
Ink: Smoky Slate
Accessories: Blushing Bride 3/4" Chevron ribbon, Itty Bitty Accents Punches (flower), Word Bubble Framelits,  Chalk Talk Framelits, Decorative Dots embossing folder, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch, pearls, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wishing endlessly for this!

I have loved photopolymer stamps for a loooong time! I was so happy when Stampin' Up! started carrying them. One of my favorites--Endless Birthday Wishes--sold out quickly, and I've been waiting and *wishing* for it to come back in stock. Now it's here! Great sentiments AND images! Great for birthdays, of course, but also for so many occasions. Any party, celebration, or congratulatory card. Lots of potential. Take a peak.

So what are you waiting for???? Click here to order your Endless Birthday Wishes! Please consider using the hostess code 72NASQQK. Thanks!

Be sure to follow my business Facebook page for up-to-the-minute news on products, events, discounts, and more!

Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes (137553)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black, markers in Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Project Life Journaling Pens

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Bonus card

This card is made with parts of the July Paper Pumpkin kit, with just a few extras! I used the Banner Punch on leftover bits of the Paper Pumpkin Designer Papers, then stamped the "party" stamp to create an invitation (or birthday!) suitable any time. A great side benefit of the kits is that you accumulate great stamps and ink spots (the miniature version, no longer available in the catalog) to use in other projects.

Stamps: July Paper Pumpkin
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Smoky Slate, Real Red
Accessories: Banner Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punches (heart), Gray Baker's Twine (July PP kit), Large Polka Dot embossing folder, rhinestones

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blendabilities, Designer Paper Sale, & Weekly Deals!

Whew! Do you think it's enough??? Feel free to email me questions or post on my Facebook page. There's a lot to take in right now!

Up first, Blendabilities (I've nicknamed them Blendas, because I'm inherently lazy efficient.)

These exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors.They are so fun, and they're easy to use!

You'll want to use Whisper White or Shimmery White cardstock, and Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp your image.The following colors of Blendas are NOW AVAILABLE to order.

Available Products to customers starting July 1:
  • Cherry Cobbler   (Item #130995 - $11.95)
  • Coastal Cabana  (Item #131000 - $11.95)
  • Daffodil Delight   (Item #130998 - $11.95)
  • Old Olive   (Item #130999 - $11.95)
  • Pumpkin Pie  (Item #130997 - $11.95)
  • Rich Razzleberry  (Item #131003 - $11.95)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (Item #129370 - $22.95)
  • Memento Ink Pad (Item 132708 - $5.95 )
  • Memento Ink Refill (Item 133456 - $4.95 )
  • Color Lifter  (Item 129369 - $4.95 )

You'll want them all. Just do it all at once. :-) Here is a video with some basic techniques, but really, you'll be coloring like a pro in no time!

Next, Designer Papers!

More, more, we want more!!! Now's your chance to buy 3, get one free! (Only the $10.95 packs on pages 186 & 187 are eligible for this sale.) There are so many gorgeous papers again this year! Check them out at my online store.

And last, but not least, the Weekly Deals for July 1-July 7!

2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
Price: $14.95 $11.21
7/8 Circle Scallop Punch
7/8" Circle Scallop Punch
Price: $12.95 $9.71
Gold Sequin Trim
Gold Sequin Trim
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Label Bracket Punch
Label Bracket Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Neutrals Designer Buttons
Neutrals Designer Buttons
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Silver Baker's Twine
Silver Baker's Twine
Price: $3.50 $2.63
Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Price: $10.95 $8.21
Summer Home Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!
Summer Home Digital Kit - Digital Download
Price: $14.95 $8.97