Monday, March 31, 2008

Baby Shower Favors

I have been busy the last couple of days making these for a baby shower on Saturday. Each guest will get one as a small thank you for attending the event. They are filled with pastel jelly beans--love that after Easter candy sale.
The box itself is cut from a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock. I cut them with my Cricut, Bags, Tags & More cartridge, using the window feature. Using a small bit of snail I put a piece of acetate on the inside of the window. The rub-on is from the SAB set. I tied a piece of Bashful Blue Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon around the handle and then attached the tags. The tags are stamped from the Hostess Level 1 Set, "For Friend" and colored with Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery, then punched out with the Key Tag punch. I adheared one to the front of the ribbon end and a blank one on the back of the ribbon end with snail.
I am still working on the table centerpiece. I hope to have it done this evening.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Card Kit for April 2008

Do you love having cardstock pre-cut for you? Then this is for you!

It’s month #2 of the new Card Kit Service! This month’s card kit items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is $15. This kit includes all of the consumable supplies you will need to create 12 cards. Shown above is just 1 example of a card you can make with your kit. Purchase the kit, and receive 3 additional full color samples for “alternative” cards you can make with the contents of your kit! In addition, you’ll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 card designs.

Special Note: You can use any of the images from this Versatile Stamp Set on any of the card designs – the measurements are the same for all, so customize to fit your needs!

Already have the inkpads and stamp set needed to make the cards in this kit? Just buy the Card Kit! Don’t have some (or any) of these items? See the “Add-on Products” list to pick out and order what you need to complete the cards. Just want the Card Kit to make your own designs? Go for it!

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by April 15th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Special: Purchase the card kit and receive the Coordinating Set at 15% off!
Pun Fun Special: The coordinating stamp set is also on the Free Wheelin’ Stampin’ Up! Special this month. You will also receive the coordinating jumbo wheel for FREE! with a “Pun Fun” stamp set purchase.
The Card Kit ($15) Includes:
§ 12 Pieces of 6” x 6” Taken with Teal Cardstock
§ 12 Pieces of 3” x 2 ½” Rose Red Prints Designer Series Paper (please note, the paper selections will vary from kit to kit)
§ 12 Pieces of 3” x ½” Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
§ 12 Pieces of 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” Basic Black Cardstock
§ 12 Pieces of 2” x 2” Confetti White Cardstock
§ 36 – Silver Brads
§ 12 Envelopes
§ Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

Add-on Products:
§ Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)
§ Taken with Teal Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)
§ Rose Red Classic Ink Pad ($5.25)
§ Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad ($7.95)
§ Pun Fun Stamp Set ($30.95) $26.31 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:
§ 1/8” Hole Punch: to set the brads with
§ Aqua Painters: for painting in the images with the Craft ink.
§ Stampin’ Dimensionals: for raising images for a 3-D effect

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Contact me today to order your Card Kit and see how quick and easy card making can be right in the comforts of your home.

Back in Action

Can you believe it? My computer crashed again. We had to break down and buy a new one this time. I once again lost everything. I have been rebuilding my files again. I have also been very busy spending quality time with the hubby and family visitors for Easter. I may not have taken much time to stamp, but I have several new toys sitting on my desk begging for my attention now. I did get one of the scrapbook pages for my Mother's Day/Spring Scrapbook Class next month done. I also got all the samples for my next card kit finished. I have the ideas in my head for the other 12x12 scrapbook page for the class and for the party favors for the baby shower I am co-hosting next weekend.
Here is a partial peek at the scrapbook page for Mother's Day.

It can be made to either hold one 8x10 photo or two 4x6 photos. There is also a space for some journaling. The title can be easily changed to "spring" and work perfectly.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

baby shower invites

I haven't posted in awhile, but I sure have been stampin' a lot. I have been working for the better part of the last few days on my good friends baby shower invitations. I am one of the hostesses of her party and wanted to make these invites special. I made the trial one before starting mass production. I didn't feel like it took too long, so I thought 20 wouldn't be too bad. Yeah, I was wrong. Still, I love them and wouldn't have changed a thing even if I knew they would have taken even longer.
There are two pictures. One is a close up of the closed invite. The other you have to imagine what is behind the envelope (also stamped). I didn't want to reveal any personal information of the other hostess, so the envelope covers the open invite. You can still see the tag coming out of the top and how the sailboat folds up to reveal the time and place of the party. The mom-to-be's registry information and such is on the back of the invite.
The sail boat was colored with markers and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock, then cut out and layered on Confetti White and Barely Banana. The back of the card is Confetti White, which is also revealed when the tag is pulled up. The stars on the front are stamped in the Sky Blue Classic Ink. The full tutorial for how to make one of these cards can be found here.
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Confetti White, Whisper White
Ink: Sky Blue, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Paper cutter with scoring blade, Jumbo Pewter Eyelets, Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Stamp Club Projects

WHAT A BLAST!!! It was a crazy night, but we all had fun. Saturday night was stamp club. All us had our kids due to various reasons. There were 14 kids from the age of 1 1/2 years to 16 years in my back yard and one infant in the pack-n-play inside. The 7 ladies in attendance seemed to have a good time while their kids played. Here are the three projects we made.
The easter card I showed you last week. It took us some time to share the markers and color our eggs, but we got through it. The Leprachaun I got from someone on SCS. It was fun to make a card with all punches and a wheel. The last project was a scratch-n-sniff sticker. We made the little tag and then tied it to bags of jelly beans before quickly hiding them from our kids.
For those in the area our next club workshop is on April 5th. You are welcome to join us for a small project fee. I will refund your project fee if you place a $30 product order. I also have a scrapbook class coming up on March 15th. Check out my SU! website calendar ( or send me an email ( for more info.