Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Sisters Create

I tried my best to help them create a beautiful Christmas card

...but then Amy and Gail decided to create their own cute (questionable) tags


Monday, November 17, 2008


I had a request for 30 of these Santa Claus gift tags.

These were designed by me using my Cricut Expression and Cricut Design Software. The white trim was first glued to the red tag and then dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder. The "belt" is crimped cardstock.

If you would like the Cricut Design Software cut file, please leave a comment and email your request to me. My email address can be found by clicking on "View my complete profile."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stampin' Up! Snow Swirled Stamp Set

Images © Stampin’ Up!
This is what I will be demonstrating at my first Stampin' Up! party. This stamp set is so versatile; achieve a total different look by using different colored cardstock and ink.

Stampin' Up! Products

  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Mellow Moss or Real Red cardstock
  • Mellow Moss or Real Red ink
  • Mellow Moss or Real Red grosgrain ribbon
  • Snow Swirled stamp set
  • Card 5 ½ " x 4 ¼ "
  • Stamp inside card with sentiment
  • Next layer - Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 ¼ " x 4”
    • Stamp "Season's Greetings" at bottom right hand corner
    • Mask off bottom (2 ¾ “ from bottom edge)
    • Stamp above mask – this is how you achieve two tone effect
      • Ink large snowflake, stamping off first on scrap paper, then stamp on cardstock (repeat)
      • Ink small snowflake, stamp directly on cardstock
      • Remove mask and attach grosgrain ribbon along line left by masking
  • Tree layer
    • Cut Whisper White at 2 ½” x 3 ½” – stamp tree
    • Cut colored cardstock 2 ¾” x 3 ¾”
    • Using SU Punch Ticket Corner, cut each corner
    • Adhere two pieces together
    • Adhere tree to card front

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

PAPER CRAFT CLASS for Wednesday, November 12

Images © Stampin’ Up!

This is a sneak preview of what my Paper Craft class will be creating. We will turn an inexpensive acrylic 5" x 7" frame into a gorgeous desk calendar for 2009.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Handsome Hunter and Real Red cardstock
  • Tres' Chic stamp
  • Clear embossing
Other Products
  • Calendar from a very talented and generous stamper: Cat, check out her blog
  • Acrylic 5" x 7" frame from Walmart
  • Brads
  • Real Red card stock is cut 5" x 7"
  • Handsome Hunter cardstock is cut 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" and embossed using the Tres Chic stamp and clear embossing
  • The wallet size photo has a mat in Real Red, measuring 2 3/8" x 3 3/8"
  • Print out the calendar and follow instructions which are supplied with the file
  • Cut the mat for under the calendar 3 3/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Holes are made through the calendar and mat and attached with a mini brad
  • Attach assembled calendar to the frame with tape adhesive
The calendar is the only thing that is on the outside of the frame, everything else is inside the frame.