Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stocking Builder Punch Ideas

IMG_8379Just got news that this Stocking Builder punch will not be carried over into the new catalog so you better make sure you get it and the coordinating stamp set: Stitched Stockings.  This punch will only be available while supplies last.


Price: $16.95



Isn’t it great!  You don’t have to cut anything out, just line up your punch and punch away and create these quick and easy beauties.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Gift Card Ideas


Some of you have been asking about gift cards and I thought I’d go ahead and post a few ideas that we’ve done.


it's a 6X6 piece of designer paper—from Holly Berry Bouquet , I brought 2 opposite sides in and glued them together at the center---then rolled the seam to the side so that it wasn't in the center.

then I punched both narrow ends with the eyelet border punch and folded one end up to make the pocket where the tag is.  Automatically there is a pocket in the top that you can put the gift card in as well.



We did this one at my November parties


Cut Early Espresso cardstock 5 X 6. Score at 1/2 and 4 1/2 on the 5 inch width. Then along the 6 inch side, score at 1 1/2 and 3 3/4.  Cut out both corners and what you IMG_8374have remaining are the side tabs.  I rounded all the edges and punched a ‘pull tab’ using the wide oval punch before gluing sides.  Fold in side tabs, then fold up bottom and glue to tabs.  I wrapped the quilted satin Early Espresso ribbon around the closed gift card , glued, then applied the little tag to the ribbon.  The designer paper on the flap is from the Mocha Morning  DSP set.


Here’s the one I posted earlier this month from our class projects:

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This one was designed by Heather Forberger. The back side has a pocket for gift card.

Click here to see the earlier post for info.





Oh, and I missed this one that we did at a workshop:


It’s like 3 1/2 inches wide by 8 1/2.  Folded in half then fold the front flap down 1 1/2 inches.  Then I just attached the front to back with 2 brads near the edge.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clearance Rack Blitz Begins Today


From December 15, 2011, through January 5, 2012, nearly 200 products have been added to the Clearance Rack in the Online Store--with some discounted up to 80 percent!

 Check out my store now and save.

These items are limited quantity and only while supplies last.  

If you’ve neglected getting punches just because of the price, now is your chance—we have lots of the old body style punches for 40% off the regular price—same designs that we still have just the old style.

Click here  then click on Products > Shop Now > Clearance Rack > then go over the right where it says Show and change that to ALL so that you can see everything at once.

There is even RED cardstock, red taffeta and satin ribbon on there that is CURRENT for very cheap!!!

Seriously, items are dirt cheap! Awesome beautiful papers, and ribbons, you have to get the valentines paper, punches, ribbon, and more! If you are a scrapbooker, check out the 7.99 12 X 12 albums!! they are awesome!! Buttons, brads, big shot dies, chipboard, and TONS TONS more!! keep scrolling through after the 10 pages, because there are about 30 pages of deals!!

If you have a scrapbooker on your list, shop today and still get it in for Christmas. Or if you have a little girl you are shopping for there are card kits for 2.50 and 4.37...she'll LOVE them, and they will keep her busy for hours!!

Here's the link to shop so you get the preferred pricing:

HAVE FUN! I know I did!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Scrap Page

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This is the page we did this month for our Christmas pictures.  Stamped the snowflakes in Whisper White at the bottom corners of each page, extra snowflakes cut  in white with the Northern Frost strip. 

Ornaments made with the 3 1/2” circle die-edge sponged with Garden Green ink—topped with Round Tab punch.and some Garden Green grosgrain.   The green checked design comes from the Frostwood Lodge DSP.

December Class Projects

I thought I’d get these projects published on here in case you all want to get some made for the holidays!

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We designed this cute little box to hold more than just a gift card. 

Cardstock is Garden Green and the Designer Paper is from Frostwood Lodge.

Ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Polka Dot.


Outside piece 4 1/4 X 11 inches and is  scored at 1 1/4, 1 3/4, 5, 6, 9 1/4, 9 3/4

Be sure to put the ends together and  punch the large oval punch for handle before you glue the pouches in.

Inside pouches (2 of them) 5 1/2 X 3 3/4
Score 3 sides at 1/4 inch and 3/4 inch then cut out the 2 corners.  Insert pouches inside at the 5 and 6 inch scoring marks making sure that the outside will fold well before glue dries.  I use Tombow multipurpose liquid glue because it dries pretty fast.  We sell this great product!

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This cute little number originated as a swap at my meeting by Heather Forberger!  I had to change the stamp cause I didn’t have the one she used.


Check out the back:


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I copied this great card by Wendy Wexler!

Has this great little door….

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done with the peek-a-boo frame die. Designer Paper is Frostwood lodge.  This ribbon is the Quilted Satin ribbon---all the supplies from the holiday mini. 


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This little treat pouch is made with the top note die and a small lunch bag (cut off the top).

Colors: Poppy Parade and Early Espresso


If you are still in need of some of these supplies from the Holiday Mini catalog, be sure to get yours now because that mini becomes obsolete very soon!

Click here to place order now


Flip Album

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This is an album that we got to make at a special event given us by our upline Connie Heisey.

Cover: 12X6 (scored at 5 7/8 and 6 1/8)








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Inside, is this folded piece that is cut 10X10 and scored at 5 and 5.

With only a 5 inch cut on one side, the piece opens like this:



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Turn page to left






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Lift page up

You see here why it needs one 5” slit—so that one part can fold independently of the whole piece.



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Then open that page to the left


Stamping done with items from the Holiday Mini catalog:


Christmas Lodge and Pines and Poinsettias stamps.  Designer paper-Frostwood Lodge.

Try it,  it’s really very easy!  I hope this was helpful.  Let me know.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Starter kit Special for my customers


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Click Here to Join Now or email me and let me know if you have questions!

Monday, December 12, 2011

New stamp set

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A swap from my downline Christmas Meeting. 

Don’t know who the artist is—but hopefully she’ll claim it!

This tea cup set is in the new mini—it’s called Tea Shoppe.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tye-Dye Glassware

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Supplies Needed: Glassware from Dollar Tree, or glass ornament, tissue paper, about 3 colors of ink refill, alcohol, mod podge, sponge brush, heat gun.

Fold tissue into small, ‘football-shaped’ piece and tie with small rubber band. 

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Then place about an ounce of alcohol in 3 small cups and drop several drops of one color of ink into each one.  Then dip the coordinating end of the ‘football’ into it’s color of alcohol and then turn it up so that it drains to the center of the ‘football’.  After the tissue paper is pretty saturated, lay it on something plastic and let it sit for 15-60 minutes (the longer it sits the more the colors will blend).  I used my heat gun to dry it then as I tried to open up the paper (if it’s not dry, it will tear as you open it). 

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Colors for these: L: Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, marina Mist; M: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Basic Grey; R: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron


Apply Mod Podge to one side of glassware, then lay on your piece of tissue paper.  Then fold it back and add Mod Podge to the next area, then lay paper over, repeat til you’ve covered the whole thing.  Go around and press down making sure everything is glued in place.  Let it sit upside down to dry or heat dry with heat tool.  Once dry, add a coat of Mod Podge to the outside, you can add a second coat if you don’t think it’s even enough. 

If you’re applying to something round like a Christmas ball, you may choose to tear off small pieces and glue them on as you go because it won’t be possible to put a whole flat piece on smoothly.

Christmas Gift Class in Review

In case you missed our class, I thought you might want to see the projects that we made.  I’ll include a few details in case you’d like to try them at home.

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gift class 001 This is the desktop calendar we did—it stands up on your desk.

The butterfly print is done on a 5 X10 frame I found at Hobby Lobby. 


The background paper is First Edition DSP. 

Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Crumb Cake  Cardstock for the Butterflies

Just Believe is the stamped flower

Big Shot dies: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Beautiful Butterflies as well as some embossing folders: Vintage Wallpaper, Perfect Polka Dots, Finial Press

Edges are sponged with correlating ink.

Embellished with Pearls and a bit of Victorian Crochet ribbon.

I’ll post another letting you know how to do the tye-dye glassware—a huge hit!

Had these supplies laying around

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and just had to play! 

Stamp Set—Established Elegance

Colors: Pool party, Early Espresso, Vanilla


This set is just so feminine!

Here are  a few more designed by Debbie Shelley for my awards-thanks Debbie!



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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Joyful Heart Christmas Dinner in Review

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Here’s a close-up view of the stockings-thanks for the photo Sondra.



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Everyone had a favor like this on the table with their name on.  Sorry the pic is so blurry—so mad that I didn’t take a picture of them all together—they looked so pretty.  The chocolate has the ‘very merry’ label on from the ‘It’s a Wrap Holiday”  stamps. Box was made with the #2 Box die (cut from 8 1/2 X11 cardstock so it cuts off the top flap but I wasn’t planning to use the flap.  I’ll try to get better pictures posted—comment if you’d like to have more info on this.

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We started out with hors ‘d hoevres  (spell check doesn’t know how to spell this either :)  and then everyone got stamping their make and takes using all new products from the Occasions mini and the SAB mini catalog:

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New Stamp Set for January:

Bordering on Romance

Colors: Pool party, Blushing Bride, Basic Grey DSP from Twitterpated.

Accessories: New pleated ribbon—yeah, New buttons, New embossing folder (along the bottom) as well as Edgelits Die for the Big Shot (bottom of grey DSP).

A little bit of water color on flowers and a touch of pearls on the grey (a little hard to see)

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Mixed Bunch Stamp set with matching punch!  Colors Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo.

Also using new ribbon from the SAB collection—tiny organdy ribbon—to die for.







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Lots goin’ on here:

First, the embossing powder is scented—cherry—and it doesn’t go away either—yum!

New framelits dies—a whole set of these shaped dies—about any size you want. 

New pool party seam binding!  DSP is from Sweet Shop.

We had a great swap and I begged for a few left over crumbs since I didn’t have time to stamp a swap…here are a couple that I got:

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The scene is stamped twice, cut out and popped up—neat look by Sandy Brubaker







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Double embossing by Lynne Peters: the frame embossing folder is also embossed with gold---beautiful!





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Cupcakes in Rich Razzleberry and Lucky Limeade and Sondra Carter designed this one.





I can’t forget to mention that we then did recognition and had dinner which my Mom and my In-laws and my girls helped me to make.  I tried to keep everything home-grown or at least home-made! 

Stamp Fest Photos

Deb Paisie showed us how she designed this shirt with Stampin' Blends (our alcohol markers).  It is such a gorgeous shirt and I want t...