Friday, January 30, 2015

Cantaloupe Mini Treat Bag

One of my very favorite items from the Occasions Catalog is the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set! I love having an easy way to make treat holders, and this one has so many other great bits and pieces!

This mini bag holds a notecard, a "fun size" pack of treats, a gift card, or whatever else you can think of! And what a great way to use up some of that paper stash! It takes 2 pieces of 6 x 12 inch paper--I've used Designer Series Paper, cardstock, and wrapping paper. It's super easy to put together, and I think you'll use this set a LOT!


Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe DSP (In Color Stack 2013-15), Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Stacked with Love DSP   
Accessories: Mini Treat Bag Framelit set, Baked Brown Sugar Twine, Sweetheart Punch, Venetian Crochet Trim

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Weekly Deals--Get your texture on!

Check out the Weekly Deals! You can't go wrong with any of these embossing folders--they are such a great way to add texture and interest to your projects. Did you know you can also stamp with them?

Monday, January 26, 2015

January Flowers

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for some springtime!

This card has been in my stash since last fall, and it made me feel so cheerful! It's stamped with the host set Bloom with Hope and colored with Calypso Coral and Old Olive Blendabilities. Right now, you can get a set of Blendabilities free with each $50 purchase, thanks to the Sale-a-bration promotion!.

Stamps: Bloom with Hope (hostess)
Paper: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Back to Black DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blendabilities in Calypso Coral and Old Olive
Accessories: Deco Label Framelits, PLxSU Journaling Pens, Silver Mini Brads, Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lotus Blossom Note Card

I am picky about which flower sets I choose. This one didn't leap out at me on the page, but once I saw it stamped, I fell in love with it! Lotus Blossom is a Sale-a-bration choice (free with a $50 merchandise purchase). Available only through March, this 3-step stamp set is just lovely!

Stamps: Lotus Blossom (SAB)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Fancy Foil Vellum (Gold)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive
Accessories: Gold Baker's Twine, Crumb Cake notecards and envelopes

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Weekly Deals

Yummy baker's twine! I can never get enough of this stuff! And the markers are a great deal, too! I use the "skin tone" Blendabilities for nice shades from brown to ivory!

Sweetheart Valentine Class!

This post will remain at the top of the blog through Wednesday, January 21. 
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Need ideas for co-workers, friends, and sweethearts this Valentine's Day? This Sweetheart Valentine class is for you!  

Only $10. You'll make everything shown here: 5 decorated treat boxes, 1 sweet card, and 1 treat bag. (Treats not included.)

Class will be held Tuesday, January 27, at 7 pm. Please reserve your spot by sending your $10 by noon on Wednesday, January 21. Just send me an email {} or text and I will send you a Paypal invoice*. Late registrations will cost $15 and are available only if I have enough supplies. Hope to see you there!

Want to do the class by mail? I can send you all the supplies, including the "bits and pieces," and you can use your own Valentine stamps or order the You Plus Me set to complete the projects. The class by mail is $12 (including postage).

*You don't need a Paypal account to pay, but Paypal allows me to accept debit and credit cards. Or you can drop off a check or cash.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Shake it up for Valentine's Day!

I love cards that have movement! Shaker cards are so easy with Washi tape, and this card from January's Stamp Club makes a great Valentine!

We used a sheet of printed paper from the Stacked with Love DSP stack, then punched a lovely bunch of confetti using the Confetti Hearts Border Punch. Push your confetti into a little pile to make it easier to contain it while you apply the Window Sheet. We live in the high desert, so it's really important here to use the Embossing Buddy on the Window Sheet, before applying it to the card. Really, really important. Because static is the enemy of a good shaker card, my friend!

Attach the Window Sheet to the card with super cute Washi Tape (Stacked with Love here), making sure to burnish it really well. My clubbers, dear friends that they are, all said, "Why can't you just say 'rub it really hard?' "  Because I needed the instructions to fit on one page, that's why!

After the Window Sheet is secure (burnish it one more time, just to make me feel better, mkay?), add your finishing touches. I love the new set You Plus Me--so many great ways to show affection, and not just for Valentine's Day! We stamped the medallion image in Calypso Coral and die cut it with a Starburst framelit. Love the white border!

So drag out your Washi tape and make a fun shaker card this week! 

Stamps: You Plus Me  
Paper: Stacked with Love DSP, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Real Red, Basic Black, and Gold Foil   
Ink: Calypso Coral, Memento Black   
Accessories: Starburst Framelits, Gift Card holder framelits (banner), Stacked with Love Washi Tape, Window Sheets, Embossing Buddy, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, rhinestones

Friday, January 16, 2015

Thank You Shaker Card

The Paper Pumpkin kits just keep blowing me away! This is one of three different shaker cards that came in the December kit (a total of 9 cards and envelopes). The stamp set is *wonderful*, and I'm excited to keep using it!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Weekly Deals January 13

Check out this week's Weekly Deals! Remember, you can earn Sale-a-bration benefits (one free SAB item for every $50 or merchandise you order) on the Weekly Deals, too!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Roses are red . . .

I confess it has been a looooong time since I last used Rose Red cardstock and ink! It seemed like a nice bold way to match up with this strip of designer series paper (DSP) from the All Abloom stack in the main catalog. I love the way the new Happy Hearts folder looks on the Rose Red cardstock. I lightly brushed my ink pad over the paper until I got the definition I wanted on the embossed hearts. The Mossy Meadow ribbon picks up color from the DSP and makes a nice balance with the "you + me" medallion.

Are you planning your Valentines Day projects??? I am! And I should have my Valentines Day Class projects ready for you to preview soon!

Stamps: You Plus Me
Paper: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, All Abloom DSP stack
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Mossy Meadow ribbon, Circles Framelits, Happy Hearts Embossing Folder, Rhinestones

Thursday, January 8, 2015

You know it's true, when I say, "I love you"

I wanted to use this little "I {heart} you" banner on the tag outline that comes in the set One Tag Fits All. It didn't quite reach across, but I used the Basic Black marker to extend one side, and I don't think it's too noticeable. There is a punch to match the tag shape, but it cuts off a bit of the decorative edge, so I hand cut it.  This card will go in the stack to give my honey during February. He's much more of a romantic than I am, and I try to make him feel special at Valentines Day.

Stamps: One Tag Fits All
Paper: Whisper White, Back to Black DSP
Ink: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black Marker
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Red Glimmer Paper, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack (small heart), Sweetheart punch

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

It's Sale-a-Bration time! And much more . . .

It's everyone's favorite time of the Stampin' Up! year--Sale-a-Bration!!! With every $50 of merchandise you order, you can choose a free Sale-a-Bration item! It's a great way to stretch your stamping budget.

Click here to browse the Sale-a-bration catalog.

Looking for something to order??? Check out the new Occasions Catalog! Valentines Day, Easter, Mother's Day . . . there's something for every occasion!

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Click here to see the Occasions Catalog in my online store.

And last, but not least, Weekly Deals!

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Fine Feathered Monday

Four Feathers is such an easy set to work with, and the matching framelits make it even simpler. Just choose your color scheme, stamp, and die cut. You can't go wrong with this one!

Today is your last day to get the special bundle pricing and save 15%. Only $20.25 for the clear mount set Four Feathers and the Feathers Framelits dies (137630). Woodmount set and framelits (137629) is just $22.75.

The set and framelits are carrying over to the Occasions Catalog, but the Feather Framelits are available only while supplies last.

Stamps: Four Feathers
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Back to Black DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray
Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine, 1/8" Basic Black ribbon, Feathers Framelits

Saturday, January 3, 2015

It's a new year!

Happy New Year! I've enjoyed spending time with my family--all 7 kids were together!--this holiday season, and now I'm looking forward to new Stampin' Up! catalogs and promotions!

This card is from a birthday gift set I made for my sister-in-law. It was December, and I was looking for something I could put together quickly that would give a nod to her favorite colors--black and red. Cherry Cobbler accents with the yummy Back to Black DSP made it easy!

Lots of new things coming next week in the Stampin' Up! world:

*Monday, January 5 is the LAST DAY to order from the Holiday Catalog. Lots of things will not be available after that date, so make sure you're set! Don't forget to check the Year End Close-Out section before you finish your order.

*Tuesday, January 6 is the beginning of Sale-a-bration and the fabulous new Occasions Catalog! I will post links here as soon as they are available to me. Be planning for your Sale-a-Bration party!

Stamps: Four You
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Back to Black DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler