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Friday, December 28, 2012

Warmest Wishes - Two Chorus Lines

Second Verse, same as the first.  I used the same card layout and changed the embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Certainly Celery cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Scraps for leaves
  • Almost Amethyst cardstock
    • Scraps for flower
  • Pretty in Pink cardstock
    • Scraps for Butterfly and Doily
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Scraps for embellishment
  • Tea Party Designer Series Paper
    • Top layer measures 5" x 2"
    • Bottom layer measures 5" x 1 3/4"
  • Certainly Celery 3/8" twill ribbon - 7"
  • Blooming with Kindness, Elements of Style and Papillon Potpourri stamp set
  • Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Stazon Jet Black inks
  • Blossom, Blossom Builder and Elegant Butterfly hand punches
  • Birds & Blooms and Delicate Doiles Sizzlit, Sizzlit dies
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals
Other products
  • Brad

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Secret Garden Sympathy

Stampin' Up! Products
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card base measures 11" x 4 1/4 (scored at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2")
    • Outside flap and inside card layers measure 4" x 3" (cut 2 total)
    • Scrap for flower
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Outside flap layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
    • Left side front measures 2 1/2"x 4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Outside flap measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
    • Inside card layer measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • Patterns Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Left side front measures 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Fabulous Florets, Love and Sympathy and Secret Garden stamp sets
  • Stazon Jet Black and Versamark ink
  • Black embossing powder (used for the flowers)
  • Secret Garden Framelits
  • Dimensionals
  • Heat tool
I stamped, embossed each flower layer.  I cut out one of the flowers using the Secret Garden Framelit die.  The second flower was trimmed by hand.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Secret Garden Z Fold Card

I love flowers and I am in love with the new products available in the Spring 2013 Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Retired)
    • Card base measures 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2"
    • Front and inside layers measures 4" x 3"
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Front of card measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
    • Left side of card measures 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Front of card measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
    • Inside of card measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
  • Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper (Retired)
    • Left front side of card measures 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"

    • Inside of card measures 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Kiwi Kiss and Rose Red inks
  • Happiest Birthday Wishes Secret Garden stamp sets
  • Secret Garden Framelits
  • Dimensionals

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Triple Layer Secret Garden Gift Set

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Tangerine Tango cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Labels Collections layer measures 3 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Labels Collections layer measures 3" x 3 1/2"
  • Hauki Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Flowers and stems were stamped and cut using this paper
  • Labels Collection and Secret Garden Framelits
  • Blessings from Heaven, Field Flowers, Secret Garden and Trust God stamp sets
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Festive Paper Piercing Pack
  • Paper piercer
  • Dimensionals
Each flower has a total of three layers.  The first layer was cut using the Secret Garden Framelits die.  The remaining two were then trimmed by hand.

The Gift Set Box is all one piece.
  • Tangerine Tango Cardstock - 8 1/2" x 11"
    • Scored at 2 1/4", 3 1/4, 9" and 10" on the long side
    • Scored at 1", 2" 6 1/2" and 7 1/2"

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blooming with Kindness Thank You

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Really Rust cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 4 3/4
    • Card layer measures 3 3/8" x 3 3/8"
    • Strip for under sentiment layer
  • Sahara Sand cardstock
    • Card stip measures 3 3/8" x 3/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/8" x 3 1/8"
  • Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper
    • Main card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Card layer measures 2" x 4 1/2"
  • Blooming with Kindness and Curly Cute stamp sets
  • Really Rust ink
  • Adorning Accent Edgelits
  • Corner Rounder hand punch
  • Dimensionals

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Thoughts are Happiest...

.....when you're in them.
What a wonderful sentiment - Perfect for any occasion!

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Baja Breeze cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3" x 3 1/2"
  • Certainly Celery cardstock
    • Layer measures 4" x 1"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Layer measures 4" x 3/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 7/8" x 2 3/8"
  • Green Tea Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Field Flowers and Elements of Style stamp sets
  • Certainly Celery and Old Olive ink
  • Labels Collection Framelits
  • Bird Builder and Trio Flower hand punches
  • Certainly Celery Twill ribbon 5/8"
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals
I wish I would have thought of using my Festive Paper Piercing Pack (2012 Holiday Mini Catalog, Page 30) and paper piercer to outline the inside of the largest die cut.

A usually make a set of four cards to be given as gifts.  I make card boxes from a pattern I found online.  Unfortunately, the link is no longer available.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Christmas Present from Beth

MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO YOU

I have added a new feature to my blog. Look for this ---->
at the bottom of every post (past and present).

You can now print or save my posts to your computer.  Save your favorite Crafts by Beth cards to your computer.  The added bonus....most of my cards have all the details (measurements) so you can easily reproduce my cards.


*I do ask, if you use my card design, please mention where you got your inspiration.  Thank you!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Delicate Doily


Stampin' Up! Products
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Pretty in Pink cardstock
    • Doily measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Doily measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Card layer measures 5 1/4" x 1 1/4"
  • Delicate Doiles Sizzlit
  • Papillon Potpourri and Trust God stamp sets
  • Old Olive ink
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chocolate Lace

Stampin' Up! Products
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 1 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Lace layer measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Lace layer measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 5"
    • Card layer measures 1 1/4" x 4"
  • Circle 1 3/4" and Elegant Butterfly hand punches
  • Trust God and Papillon Potpourri stamp sets
  • Delicate Doiles Sizzlit die
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Dimensionals

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pleated Card

I was inspired to create a pleated card from Dawn Easton's card I found online.  We (crafters) are so fortunate that so many share their work.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures  3 1/4" x 3 1/2.  This is shorter than the Regal Rose card layer; bottom part of the pleats are not glued down to the bottom of this layer. (Frugal paper saver)
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock
    • Strip measures 3 1/4" x 1/2"
  • Regal Rose cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
    • Punch out a heart from this layer (Frugal paper saver)
  • Loves Me Designer Series Paper (retired)
    • Pleat - begin with a piece measuring 6 5/8" x 2"
    • Score
    • Accordian pleat - using bone folder, crease each pleat (both sides of paper)
  • Trust God stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Full Heart and Small Heart hand punches
  • Dimensionals
If you plan on making a number of these cards, cut your pleat strip a multiple of two inches, score, pleat and cut strips into 2" width strips.  Example:  I am making three cards, I will cut the cardstock at 6 5/8" x 6".

Scoring
  • Follow this sequence - Score 3/4", 1 1/8", 2 1/8", 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 3 7/8", 4 7/8", 5 1/4", 6 1/4"
  • What is the sequence? 
    • After first score, add 3/8" (which is 1 1/8")
    • Next add 1" (which is 2 1/8")
    • Next add 3/8" (which is 2 1/2")
    • Next add 1" (which is 3 1/2")
  • See the pattern?  This scoring pattern can be followed to make a wider pleated section.
Your finished pleat section may not be as wide as the Whisper White/Regal Rose card layer measurements mentioned above.  *Please refer to the seventh picture below.  The stamped image layer may need to be trimmed a scant 1/8".  If you trim the width of the Whisper White cardstock, you will have to do the same to the Regal Rose layer.

Picture 1 - I started with a piece of DSP measuring 6" x 6 5/8"
Picture 2
Picture 3 - Once you have pleated the DSP, place into your paper trimmer.  First press out folds, then cut.  This step is skipped if you started with a piece of paper measures 2" x 6 5/8".
Picture 4
Picture 5 - Adhesive is applied in each of the folds on the backside of the DSP.

Picture 6 - Place strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock over top of pleated DSP.

Picture 7 - *The pleated IS NOT attached yet to the Whisper White cardstock.  As you can see, the pleated section is not has wide as the Whisper White layer.  This is where you trim the Whisper White cardstock.  The Chocolate Chip layer will be trimmed after the adjustments below.

Picture 8 - Once your Whisper White and Regal Rose layers are trimmed to fit the finished pleats; adhere the Whisper White to the Regal Rose cardstock.  Can you see where I punched out the heart to save paper?


Picture 9 -  Trim Chocolate Chip cardstock strip if necessary.  Apply adhesive to the back of the pleat section; however, do not apply adhesive on the bottom of the section.  This will give the bottom of the pleats more dimension.   Attach the pleated section to the Whisper White/Regal Rose layers.  I placed Dimensionals under this layer and attached it to the card base.  Dimensionals are placed on the back of the hearts and applied as the final step to this card.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Trust God

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Strip measures 1" x 5 1/2"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 1 7/8" x 5 1/2"
  • Elements of Style, Love & Care and Trust God stamp sets
  • Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake ink
  • Scallop Edge Border and Trio Flower hand punches
Other Products
  • Pearl Jewel 
I was inspired by a card made by Simply Simple Flash Cards - Connie Stewart.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Warmest Wishes

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Start with a piece measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", using the embossing folder, then trim piece down to 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Naturals White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 3"
  • Blooming with Kindness stamp set
  • Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake ink
  • Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Ribbon
  • Stripes Embossing Folder
  • Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Trust God Trilogy


Stampin' Up! Products
  • Textured cardstock
    • Card bases measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Crushed Curry
    • Melon Mambo
    • Rich Razzleberry
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock
    • Trim
  • Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 1 1/2" x 5 1/2
  • Trust God stamp set
  • Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Labels Collection Framelits (Sizzix)
  • Scallep Edge and Trio Flower hand punches
  • Festive Paper Piercing Pack
  • Paper Piercer Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Pearl jewel
I created this three-card set as a gift. I also made a mini-composition prayer journal to match. 

Close up

Monday, December 3, 2012

Keepsake Ornaments Kit


The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you--just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself!  We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results.  In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.)  Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments?  The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination.  Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

Instructions for this kit can be found HERE.

EMAIL me for more information.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Blessings

I got this idea from Joan over at Daily Stampede.
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3 3/4" x 1 1/2"
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 3/8"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Jolly Holiday DSP
    • Finished layer measures 3 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • More Merry Messages stamp set
  • Old Olive ink
  • Owl Builder (1/4" circle) and Pennant Builder hand punches
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Self adhesive sheet*
I punched out trees using the Pennant Builder punch.  I placed them on a self-adhesive sheet.  WHAT A TIME SAVER (I would hate to have to glue them on individually.)!!

*Stampin' Up! sells adhesive sheets.  I placed the trees on the back of an adhesive shipping label.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fancy Friends Kit

Stampin' Up! 's Fancy Friends Kit



Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 132319)!  If six isn't enough, add Note Cards to your order (item 107311)-we've already included extra rhinestones in the Fancy Friends kit.

To assemble the cards:

  • Stamp the doily image in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink three times on the card and once on the envelope, re-inking between uses.
  • Stamp "Friends" in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink on the front of the card.
  • Adhere the flowers to the card. Adhere Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of the flowers.
Email me for ordering information.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

NEW PRODUCT - Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

LIMITED AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE*

Sizzix has a new product, perfect for the card maker.  The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine takes your embossing folders (both Sizzix and Cuttlebug) and makes embossing easy.

This is Stampin' Up!'s video

'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

Due to our partnership with Sizzix, we are pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.

This machine may be purchased from me, by emailing me.

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)

Includes
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
$29.95

Includes:
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
DON'T DELAY - 4,000 machines will disappear quickly.  I have a feeling the 4,000 machines will be sold by 8:00 PM today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Paper Bows

Coordinate your greeting card with your gift package.  How cute is that?*

Here is your latest installment of Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Paper Bows.   For BEST results only use Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper!!!

Click here for instructions. 








*How cute is that?* - Ugh, if you ever watched QVC or HSN when they have papercrafting days -this phrase is used everyone two minutes.

Friday, October 12, 2012

MIA in my craft room

I am still alive blog followers!

This week I have been working on a quilt tote bag.  I promise I will post a picture when I am finished.  I haven't sewn for years, mostly because of my back problem.  I purged three totes of fabric but held onto my sewing and serger machines.  My friend Barb (you know, the one that says patience is not one of my virtures) is a quilter.  I am proud to say, my patience level has increased a little, but enough with that!

This is a picture of the tote from the free pattern available HERE at Joann.com. 


THIS IS NOT MY FINISHED TOTE
 I purchased my fabric earlier this year at Tuesday Mornings.  You may remember I was working on a tote in June (my post).  I didn't like how the nearly finished product turned out and after putting in more than forty hours, I threw it away.  I am somewhat of a perfectionist and something that would take the average person an hour to do, takes me more than two.  So far, I have twenty-five hours in my tote and I think, in the end, I will have another three hours in a small tote.  I am blessed to be able to spend so much time crafting - all because my husband works hard so I can play hard.

I modified the pattern because the straps were not sewn inside the seams.  I also modified the way the box bottom was made. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Terrific Tuesday - Merry Christmas Card

Here is your latest installment of Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Merry Christmas Card.   Do you have scrap paper that you can't throw out?  This card is perfect for using those scraps.


Complete Stampin' Up! instructions for the Merry Christmas Card pictured here can be download and/or printed from HERE.



Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Susan Coe


Today is my sister's birthday.  You know, the sister that complains that I don't post enough, the sister that suggested I should be drinking while I was sick with the flu, I could go on and on and on.  Why I sent her a birthday gift, I just don't know.  Well, perhaps, she is the wonderful friend that I described in this post.

This is the gift bag ensemble I mailed her along with her birthday gift, a stamp set (big surprise!). 


Stampin' Up! Products
  • More Mustard, Really Rust, Sage Shadow and Whisper White cardstock
  • Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper
  • Two Tag Bigz and Birds & Blooms Sizzix dies
  • Curly Cute stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • 1" Circle Punch (31 circles)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Brad
  • Buttons
  • Gift bag measures 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" plus handle
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Post-it-Note
  • Pen
  • Velcro Dot

Thursday, October 4, 2012

God Will Make a Way

I had to share this with you.  This video was made by my friend Kim Dunn.  The members of Jasper First United Methodist Church were so blessed to have Kim as part of their Celebration Service.  Unfortunately, she no longer sings at our church.  Her DYNAMIC voice is greatly missed - the service has a whole in it's heart. I MISS HER!


If you feel moved, please uplift Kim by leaving a comment on her video.  You can do so by clicking on YouTube lower right hand side of the video.
 
Jesus hugs,

Beth

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Terrific Tuesday - Thank You Card

Welcome to Terrific Tuesday

Here is your latest installment of Terrific Tuesday - Thank You Card

Complete Stampin' Up! instructions for the card pictured here can be download and/or printed from HERE.

I hope my Terrific Tuesday Tutorials inspire you to create something from the heart.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

So Sorry, Field Flowers

Two - Step Stamping is a method I forget to use.  This was the first time I used this stamp set.  I made four cards and didn't discover my mistake until I started taking pictures.  What is wrong with the card above?  I forgot to place a flower on the one stem.  I tried stamping a flower on the finished card and, of course, I messed them up.  Oh, well - it is only paper!  What else is wrong?   The flower does not look good seated on the top stem (see bottom of post).

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Dusty Durango cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Ribbon strip measures 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Begin with a strip 1" x 4 3/4", then punch
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Stamped layer measures 4 5/8" x 4 1/4"
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch
  • Field Flowers and So Sorry stamp sets
  • Dusty Durango and Old Olive ink
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue* and Mini Glue Dots

Other Products
  • Button
  • Yarn
* Tie your bow with yarn and secure the bow with a small drop of glue, let dry.

This is my corrected card.  Personally, I do not like how the Field Flowers stamp set was made. 
  • I feel that the stem layout is backwards.  I would rather have the full bloom flower seated on the top.  Stampin' Up! has designed the top of the stem to "hold" the bud of the flower. I don't like the finished result when placing the full bloom flower on the top portion of the stamp.
  • It is very difficult to figure out what direction to "seat" the flower and the bud.  I ended up marking the"top" of the flower stamps with a permanent marker so I don't struggle everytime I use the stamps.

The card was CASED from Stampin' Up!'s 2012- 2013 Catalog, page 137.  I had to change it up because I didn't like how the large flower was stamped on the opening blossom stem. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Herringbone Method Card

I created this card which is very similar to yesterday's tutorial post.   This is a great way to use your pattern paper scraps.
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Layer measures 4 3/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper
    • Various widths
  • Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L*
  • Bird Builder, Circle (1 3/8" and 1 1/4") and Trio Flower hand punches
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments* 


Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L
(Sizes 2", 2 3/8", 3 3/8") 

* Crafts by Beth's Click, Print and Punch - Please view THIS posting for updated information about Crafts By Beth CPP sentiments.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday Using Your Pattern Paper Scraps

I tried several different ways of attaching the pattern paper strips for this card and found that this way works best for me.  The FREE tutorial download is available HERE.

Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Layer measures 4 3/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper
    • Strips measure 3/4” x 4 1/2”
    • Framelits Apothecary Accents
    • Circle punches – 1 3/8” and 1 1/4”
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Adhesive sheet
  • Chocolate Pearls
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments* 
* Crafts by Beth's Click, Print and Punch - Please view THIS posting for updated information about Crafts By Beth CPP sentiments.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gift Bags

Homemade Gift Bags - perfect complement to a homemade gift.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Gift bag layer measures 5 1/4" x 2 1/2"
    • Gift tag measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" prior to cutting
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scraps
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock
    • Scraps
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Gift tag layer measures 2 3/4" x 1 1/8"
  •  Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
    • Gift bag layer measures 5 1/4" x 2 1/4"
    • Gift tag layer measures 2 1/2" x 3 5/8"
  • Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper
    • Medallions - 3/4" x 12" (scored 1/4" increments)
  • Pumpkin Pie ink
  • To From stamp (SU - unknown)
  • Blossom, Blossom Builder, Boho Blossom, Trio Flower and 5-Petal Flower punches
  • Birds & Blooms Sizzlit and Two Tags Bigz dies
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Other Products

  • Chocolate pearl
  • Brad
  • Gift bag measures 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" plus handle
  • Glue Gun

Which band placement on the bags do you think looks best?

HELPFUL HINT - Liquid glue is best used on the gift bag band.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mini Composition Journal

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper
    • Front cover measures 3" x 4 5/8"
  • Midnight Muse cardstock
    • Front trim measures 1/2" x 4 5/8"
  •  Old Olive cardstock
    • Layer measures 1 7/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Rich Razzleberry cardstock
    • Scallop trim - begin with 3/4" cardstock, then punch
    • Back cover measures 3" x 4 5/8"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Stamped image layer measures 1 3/4" x 2 1/2"
  • World Treasures stamp set
  • Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers
  • Midnight Muse 3/8" stitch ribbon - 21"
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Silver brads
* Measure each mini-composition book, they all vary.  Trimming will be necessary.

I CASED this from Stampin' Success - August 2012 issue

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Masculine Card using Pattern Paper Scraps

This is a great way to use your pattern paper scraps.

Stampin' Products
  • Sage Shadow textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • More Mustard cardstock scrap
  • Really Rust cardstock scrap
  • Whisper White cardstock (or inexpensive cardstock)
    • Layer under strips measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
    • Helpful Hint - Apply adhesive on all four sides and throughout the inside of this piece of cardstock instead of each individual strip of paper
  • Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper
    • Strips measures 3/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Framelits Apothecary Accents
  • Circle punches - 1 3/8" and 1 1/4"
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • My CPP Sentiment*
*My Adobe file - Sentiment Greetings or Journal Printout Sheet. Just Click, Print and Punch (CPP) your sentiment using a 1-1/4" circle punch.

The Sentiment CPP files include these sentiments: Deepest Sympathy, Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday, Just for You, Praying for You, Thank You and Thinking of You.  On one printed sheet you can punch out 42 total (7 of each sentiment) and one sheet with just Thank You.

The Gratitude and Prayer Journal CPP file will include Gratitude Journal and Prayer Journal  punch out sentiments, on one printed sheet you can punch out 42 total (21 of each).

You will receive by email the Adobe file(s) within 48 hours


I think this card is missing something, perhaps brown pearl drops on the left/right sides of the Apothecary Accent element.