Sunday, February 28, 2010

Quick and Easy Candy Matchbox

I used Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Big Shot Matchbox die to create this cute party favor.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Exclusive Big Shot Matchbox Die
  • Murifield DSP
  • Well Scripted stamp set
  • Trio Flower punch
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Unknown brand cardstock comparable to Stampin' Up!'s Pacific Point cardstock*
  • Iron-on rhinestones found at Walmart
  • Unknown brand organza ribbon
  • Hershey Nuggets (four fit PERFECT in this box)
  • Kiwi Kiss Wide Oval punch out
  • Pacific Point* punch out from the Matchbox die
  • Scallop oval punch (Happy Easter from the Well Scripted stamp set)
  • 2 Baja Breeze flowers and 1 Kiwi Kiss flower

Stampin' Up!'s new Borders and Corners Punches

If you are having trouble creating beautiful frames for your paper crafting using the new border and corner punches, check out this video.

Find more videos like this on Stampin' Up!

Practice, practice, practice on scrap paper.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Way to Go Bill

Jim and I are so proud of our children:  sons David and Bill and daughter-in-law Kristin.  All of them are hard and dedicated workers. 

Bill was promoted this week and I felt he deserved a special card.

To create this 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" easel card you will need the following:
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
    • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Pacific Point cardstock
    • 4" x 5 1/4" - top layer
    • 4" x 5 1/4" - using Versamark and Starring You stamp set, stamp stars onto this piece
    • 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"  (using Big Shot Movers & Shapers die, center this over the star die)
  • Kiwi Kiss cardstock
    • 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Murifield Designer Series Paper
    • 3 3/4" x 5"
  • Crimped section
    • 1 1/2" x 4" Pacific Point cardstock; this is the base, use this to as a backing for the crimped pieces
    • Crimp one of each color Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point cardstock 1/2" x 5"
    • To keep pieces crimped and 3-D, mount the crimpted pieces onto base and trim off edges of crimped pieces
  • Top layer
    • Mount 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" Pacific Point (star cut out) onto 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" Kiwi Kiss
    • Using Mat Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool, make holes for white brads
    • Use Dimensionals under this layer
  • Sentiment
    • Stamp "way to go" from the Starring You stamp set using Pacific Point ink onto Whisper White cardstock - punch out using Large Oval punch
    • Mount this onto a Wide Oval punch our of Kiwi Kiss, then trim excess 1/4" wider than stamped image
    • Mount these onto a Wide Oval punch piece of Baja Breeze
    • Place Dimensionals onto the back of this sentiment greeting
  • Stars
    • Layer stars using punch outs from the M&S die, Large Star and Star handpunches
  • One last special touch
    • Stamp stars using Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point ink on the bottom left hand side of the envelope.

Mojo Monday - February 22, 2010

Easel card created for this week's challenge over at Mojo Monday

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Baroque Motifs stamp set
  • Whisper White, So Saffron and Elegant Eggplant cardstock
  • Elegant Eggplant ink
  • So Saffron and Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon
  • Hodgepodge Hardware
  • Wide Oval, Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Copper finish square brads

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Upsy Daisy Easel Card

  • Stampin' Up! Kraft Cardstock
    • 4" x 8" scored at 2" and 4"
    • 4" x 4"
  • Stampin' Up! Basic Black
    • 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" (top of card)
    • 3 3/4" x 3 7/8" (before border punching)
  • Stampin' Up! Whisper White
    • 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (top of card)
    • 3 1/2" x 3 1/4" (inside card) 
  • Other Stampin' Up! products
    • Real Red Classic Ink
    • Thoughts & Prayers  and Upsy Daisy stamp sets
    • Large oval and scallop oval hand punches
    • Scallop trim border punch (Free with $50 purchase March 31, 2010)
    • Dimensionals
  • Other products
    • MS Butterfly punch
    • Black/white stitched ribbon
    • Nail art rhinestones

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Are you ready for spring?

Spring Card Workshop

Monday, February 22, 2009
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
My Home

Create cards styles perfect for spring. Choose from four Happy Birthday, Happy Easter, You're too Kind and Wonderful Mother, you mix and match sentiments.
Registration required, please email or call me at 205-221-5619.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

FREE Sale-A-Bration Product, FREE Shipping*, FREE Workshop

FREE products, FREE shipping, FREE personal workshop, FREE Valentine’s Day Card and FREE catalogs

It is your lucky day!

For every $50 purchase, Stampin’ Up! has added a bonus, a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Your can select a stamp set, paper pad or border punch for every $50 purchase through March 31, 2010.

MY SPECIAL PROMOTION – *FREE shipping on your purchase of $75 or more. My special free shipping bonus will expire on Valentine’s Day 2010.

You have to see our new clear-mount stamp sets; not only do you save up to $5 on each stamp set, the DVD case storage system is fantastic. You are welcome to stop by my home now through Valentine’s Day to try out the clear-mount stamp sets and create a FREE Valentine’s Day card. Just give email me for your personal appointment time and receive your FREE copies of the Sale-A-Bration and Mini Occasions catalogs.

If you haven’t seen the new Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration and Mini Occasions catalogs, you can access them at the top of this post.

Valentine Hugs,


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentine Card

I wanted to share this card with you.

The heart punchouts were made using Stampin' Up! Heart to Heart hand-held punch. The stamp sets used were Well Scripted and I {Heart} Hearts from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The Designer Series Paper, Sending Love Specialty is also from the mini catalog. This paper and the stamps sets are only be available through April 30, 2010.
Don't forget, Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, 2010 - for every $50 purchase you receive a free product.
Please refer to the top of the page to download/view the catalogs mentioned in this posting.