Thursday, October 27, 2011

Simple In Color Treats

Last month I had a need for some quick little thank you's.  The Top Note Die for the Big Shot is perfect when you need something fast.  

I cut the Top Note shape from a piece of each current In Color cardstock.  Then a scored a couple lines on both sides of center for my mini candy bars to fit into.  It isn't necessary to score the lines, but I am just like that.  I put a little bit of snail adhesive inside to help the candy bar from sliding out the side.  Using my Crop-A-Dile I punched a hole in the top and tied a piece of ribbon through it.  The front image is stamped with the Oval All Stamp Set and punched out with the scallop oval punch.  I used Stampin' Write Markers to color a little bit on the image.

Here is a close up of the treats.

The 2010-2012 In Colors.  Available until end of June 2012 (Front to Back)
Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush

The 2011-2013 In Colors.  (Front to Back)
Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More Halloween Ideas

I sure have some talented friends.  Here are a few more of the cards I received from swaps with my demonstrator friends.
Again all the stamp sets can be found in the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Ideas

One of the best things about Stampin' Up! is all the great friends you make.  I have gotten to meet many demonstrators from all over the US and Canada.  One of the enjoyable things we do throughout the year is swap cards.  These are some of the Halloween cards I have received from my great Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends.  All of the stamp sets can be found in the Current Holiday Mini Catalog.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Christmas Card Class

This Saturday is the second session of my Christmas Card Class.  Class participants will make 10 cards (5 each of 2 designs) with envelopes for $25.00.  This is one of the designs for this month.  I have a couple more spots in the class.  It is at 11:00 in my stamping room.  Please RSVP on my Class Calendar.
This card features the "Dear Santa" Stamp Set from the current Holiday Mini Catalog along with the Two Tags Die and some punch art cookies.

Products Used:
Stamps: Dear Santa (wm#123823, cm#123824)
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers (Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Color Spritzer, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Two Way Glue Pen, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Christmas Card without a Christmas Image

It is getting closer.  Have you been thinking about your Christmas cards for this year?  Do you have your stamp  set picked out yet?  Maybe you don't have any Traditional Christmas images or don't want to use the same one as last year.  Maybe your budget is just tight and you want a stamp set you can use all year long.
I have the answer for you.  "Delicate Doilies"  (wm#122590, cm#122592) found on page 127 of the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  This stamp set can be used for just about any occasion.  All you need is a sentiment for whatever purpose you need a card.

All three of these cards use the Delicate Doilies Stamp Set along with the Curly Cute Stamp Set.  A simple change of the colors and presto.  The colors are all from the Bold Brights Color Collection and the buttons are all found in the Bold Bright Designer Buttons Pack.  If you don't have a lot of ink pads yet, I would suggest the Stampin' Spots.  You get an entire color collection of 1" ink pads for a fraction of the cost of a set of full size ink pads.  Later, when you find yourself using one color more often, you can purchase the full size pad.  It is a great way to start when you are not sure what colors you will use the most.
Here are some close-ups of the cards.  Each one also uses an embossing folder on the right hand side.  You could just as easily stamp this area in a tone on tone manner or even leave it blank.  As always my favorite way to step up a card is with dimensionals.  I used them under the sentiment strip.  The button is held on with a mini glue dot.

Products Used:
Stamps : Delicate Doilies (wm#122590, cm#122592), Curly Cute (wm#117014, cm#120510)
Cardstock: Bold Brights (#119706), Whisper White (#100730)
Ink: Bold Brights Classic Ink (Full size #119694, Stampin' Spots #119714)
Accessories:  Bold Bright Designer Buttons (#119747), Linen Thread (#104199), Dimensionals (#104430), Mini Glue Dots (#103683), Big Shot (#113439), Embossing Folders--Stripes (#123128), Vintage Wallpaper (#120175), Petals-a-Plenty (#116824)

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Big Shot Blog Hop

For those who don't know, my husband has received orders for a new assignment.  I have spent the last few weeks getting our home ready to put up for sale.  For this reason I have not had any time to stamp.  I thank you for your patience and I hope to be back to stamping very soon.
I do have a very special treat for you today though.  My wonderful friends at Stampin' Addicts are doing a Big Shot Blog Hop.  These are some very talented ladies and I know you will find all of their projects truly inspirational.  Each person on the Hop is focusing on a different Big Shot Die, so be sure to go through the entire Hop.  You simply need to click on the icons at the end of each posting.

To get started click HERE.  It will take you to the first stop on the Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop, where Rhonda is waiting to show you the new Embossing Frames.  If you would like to learn more about Stampin' Addicts, please go to the website

FREE BIG SHOT!!  If you would like to learn how you can get your own Big Shot for FREE, please contact me or any of the fine ladies on the Hop.  We would all love to share the world of Stampin' Up! with you.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Greeting Cards Kids Spring Card

Here is another one of those simple Fun Fold Cards that adds a lot.  This was the third Fun Fold card we did at Stamp Camp Last month.  Folds flat into the envelope.  When the recipient takes it out, it Springs Up!

The stamp set is Greeting Card Kids.  You can easily make this card with any of the stamps in the set.  The entire image is colored in with Stampin' Write Markers.  The grassy area at the bottom was two step.  First, I took the flat side of my Pear Pizzaz and colored the entire area in one layer strokes.  (If you go over the area more than once, it will get a little darker)  Then I took an Old Olive Marker and drew on the little whisps of grass.

Side view below.  You can write a message on the back of the card if you like.
Don't miss out on this month's Stamp Camp--October 15th or 17th.  Go to the calendar of events on My Demonstrator Website to reserve your spot today.  

Products Used:
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Colors:  Naturals White, Concord Crush, Pumpkin Pie DSP
Inks: Basic Black, Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Word Window Punch

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

The easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake.

Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away! Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly.  No-Ink Required.

Contact me to order yours today or order online 24/7 at My Demonstrator Website.

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps--Item #125152  
Only $16.95  
Available until January 3, 2011.


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