October 18, 2018

Coming November 1st, Snowflake Showcase

Hello, happy Thursday and welcome to my blog! I am so excited to share with you a brand new release coming November 1st for customers, called, Snowflake Showcase! To die for! And yes...there are dies! Gorgeous, beautiful amazing dies!
 This showcase consists of 2 stamp sets, Snow is Glistening and Happiness Surrounds, a die set, Snowfall Thinlits (consists of 20 dies, the largest snowflake measuring 3.25"), Snowflake trinkets and the most beautiful 12" x 12" White velvet paper! 
I've enjoyed playing with this showcase and today I want to share with you just one of the designs using the largest snowflake thinlit. 
To re-create this card, I used a card base made from thick Whisper White cardstock, measuring 4.25" x 11" scored and folded at 5.5" for a top folding card. I then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock,4" x 5.25" and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set, Feathers and Frost, using Cherry Cobbler ink. I attached that to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then cut a 4" square from the White Velvet sheets and ran it through the Big Shot with the largest snowflake die from the Snowfall thinlits collection. I attached the snowflake to the center of the card using a Stampin' Dimensional and added a Basic Rhinestone to the center.
This was a quick and simple card to make and uses only a few supplies. This would be a simple card to mass produce  as well. I hope you enjoyed this and are looking forward to this release as much as I am and should you REALLY want this and don't want to wait until November, this would be a perfect time to join my team! You could add this set to your starter kit as part of your $125 in product for just $99 + tax and enjoy FREE shipping! As always, the starter kit is the best deal in the catalog. Then, once you're all signed up, you get to enjoy a minimum 20% savings on all future orders and as a member of my team, you have access to all of my printed tutorials, membership in our exclusive FB group and the opportunity to earn prizes for achievements and advancements. 
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October 16, 2018

Craft Fair Idea - Fun K-Cup Holder with Falling for Leaves

Hello and Happy Tuesday evening! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by to hang out with me for a bit. Wow, what a day today has been...let's just chock it up to "one of THOSE days"! 
But, on a lighter note, I have a fun project to share with you today, using the gorgeous Falling For Leaves bundle found in the 2018 Holiday Catalog. This bundle is just beautiful and I wanted to do something fun with it, and right now is prime craft fair season so I am always looking for fun little projects to sell at my booths and this little K-cup holder fit the bill! 
This cute little holder uses a full sheet of cardstock, I used Early Espresso since I was going for a Fallish look. Starting with the 8.5" edge, I scored at 2" and 6.5". I then rotated to the 11" side and scored at 4", 6.25", 8.25" and 10.5". Once I completed all of my score lines, I cut away the areas marked with an X in the photo of the template below. Once those areas were removed, I cut up the score lines indicated with the arrows, that created the box tabs and that center tab, I did miter slightly on both sides. Then, before putting my box together, I punched out two 1.75" circles and marked where I wanted to punch my holes for my K-cups and I punched them out. Then, using Tear & Tape, I placed adhesive on the narrow end tab below the punched holes, and the outside of all the side tabs. I then rounded the top edge with the Trio punch and cut a piece of the Wood Textures DSP 4.25" x 2" and 4.25" x 1.75". I rounded 2 corners of the 2" piece and stamped the leaf image from the Falling For Leaves stamp set randomly over both pieces with Early Espresso ink. I then attached them to the box and then assembled the box. Once the box was full assembled, I cut the leaf shape from a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and the intricate leaf was cut from a piece of Mango Melody and layered together. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White with Early Espresso ink and punched out using the 2" circle punch and layered onto a piece of the Mango Melody punched with the Starburst punch. Both were attached to the box using Stampin' Dimensionals.  
That completes today's project. I hope you enjoyed it. If you would prefer to see this done in video, I did it during a Facebook Live and you can view that here.
Have a great night, until next time.

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October 11, 2018

Trick or Tweet Take Out Box

Hello and thank you for stopping by to hang out with me! Happy Thursday!! Well, today I have a fun little treat box your little ghouls and goblins will love! It uses the adorable Take Out die set from the Holiday Catalog and the ALL time favorite background stamp, Buffalo Check! Oh how I LOVE the Buffalo Check background stamp! I so hope this stamp stay's around for a very looooooong time!

Anyhoo, this little treat box is a breeze to re-create. It requires only a half sheet of cardstock making it very economical to mass produce since you get 2 boxes per sheet of cardstock and they're just plain fun. 

To make this treat box, I stamped a half sheet of Highland Heather cardstock measuring 8.5" x 5.5" with the Buffalo Check background stamp and Gorgeous Grape ink. (I love this color combination!) In order to completely cover my half sheet with the Buffalo Check pattern, I stamped one half of the half sheet at a time, taking care to line up the edges. (This would be a great time to pull out your Stamparatus - however, I chose to do mine the old fashioned way, laying the stamp face up, ink it up, and place the cardstock over the inked stamp and rub)

I then cut 2 of the Take Out Box shapes from the half sheet and assembled the box per package instructions. (be sure to use a strong adhesive such as Tear n Tape to ensure a good hold) Add the candy you would like to give out and close up the box using the notches created when you cut out the box shapes. Then wrap with the Granny Apple Green ribbon and tie into a bow.

Next, stamp the elephant from the Trick or Tweet stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color in with the Stampin' Blends, Smoky Slate, Highland Heather, and Basic Black duos. Punch the image out with the 1.75" circle punch and layer it to a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock punched out with the Starburst punch. Add to the side of the box with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals. Next, stamp the sentiment from the Spooky Sweets stamp set, "No Tricks, just Treats" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut with one of the tag shapes from the Take Out Box framelits and using the piercing tool, poke a hole in the top center. Thread some white Baker's Twine through it and tie to the Granny Apple Green ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed this project today and I hope it inspires you to not only create those adorable little treats for your ghosts, ghouls and goblins, but also encourages you to use those background stamps for more than just card backgrounds. Use them to add interest to your 3D projects. So, pull out those background stamps and see how else you can use them!

In the meantime, Happy Stamping,

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October 9, 2018

Stampin' Up! Buffalo Check Goes Plaid

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have a fun project to share with you today using one of my favorite stamps, the Buffalo Check background stamp from Stampin' Up! I just love the versatility of this stamp and in today's project, I made it into a plaid background by using a ruler and a Stampin' Write marker. 

To begin, I started with a standard card base of Early Espresso cut 8.5" x 5.5", I then cut a piece of Whisper White 4" x 5.25" and stamped it with the Buffalo Check background stamp and Mango Melody. Then, using a ruler and the Early Espresso marker, I drew lines down the center of the Buffalo Check rows containing white squares, I then turned the paper .25 turn, and repeated with the ruler and the marker. I adhered this panel to the card front then punched the cat from a scrap piece of Early Espresso and added a double bow from Linen Thread to the cat's neck. I then stamped the sentiment from Rooted In Nature using Early Espresso ink onto a piece of Whisper White cut .5" and trimmed it down and added to the card front.

That completes today's project. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to pull out your Buffalo Check stamp and begin playing with it. See what other patterns you can come up with and feel free to share. I'd love to see what you do.
Happy Stamping,

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