Monthly Archives: September 2015

New Weekly Deals

This weeks deals include both the envelope punch board and gift box punch board. Both are great additions to your craft room. Below is a sample made from the envelope punch board used to make an envelope for a Halloween gift card, wouldn’t this be great to make cute envelopes for all the holiday gift cards. The gift boxes can be made in different sizes up to 4″ and great for treats!

Both include:

* Sizing chart printed on board
* Measurements provided in inches and centimeters
* Scoring tool included
* Has convenient slot for storing scoring tool.

 

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Weekly deals, September 29 – October 5, 2015 are listed below.

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Festive Flower Gift Card Bag #GDP004

Happy Tuesday, hope you are having a good week so far.

Today’s project is for the Global Design Project, Case the Designer by Louise Sharp. They say you can be inspired by anything on this card. What inspires you in this card to make it your own project. I used the theme of Christmas and colours of Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Gold Glimmer. Here is the banner:

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I created a Soft Suede bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and wrapped a piece of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon around using glue dots to adhere the ends. Flower in is Gold Glimmer paper with a Metal Rimmed Pearl in the center.  The flower is layers have dimensionals between them and the flower is also adhered to the bag with them. This bag can be used for a gift card or small note card.

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Below is the Stampin Up video that show’s you just how easy this punch is to use and build a flower. Keep in mind when making a flower with stamping on it, it’s easier to punch then stamp – you will use let paper.

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Super Moon Inspired

Happy Sunday, hope you are having a good weekend.  Today’s card is inspired by the “Super Moon” which is visable this evening.  It’s the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon, or full moon nearest the September equinox. It’s the Southern Hemisphere’s first full moon of spring. This September full moon is also called a Blood Moon, because it presents the fourth and final eclipse of a lunar tetrad: four straight total eclipses of the moon, spaced at six lunar months (full moons) apart. The total lunar eclipse is visible from the most of North America and all of South America after sunset September 27.

In watching the news this morning the local weather person showed some photos of prior super moons and there were red, yellow and oranges in the sky. I was looking at the new Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing folder and thinking how I wanted to try the brayer technique in creating the background and thought these colors would be great to create a card for today.

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With the brayer technique you open the embossing folder and lay it flat, they brayer ink on the background side, where the trees are recessed. The Sizzix logo is on that side. Then put a piece of blank card stock inside the folder and run it through the Big Shot. When it comes out, the back and lines of the trees will be inked, but the birch trees will remain the color of the card stock.

For the inside of the card I used a sentiment and image from the Happy Scenes stamp set.

Blood moon card inside

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SIP#15 Flutters Away

Welcome to the weekend, any special plans?  I did not get to do any crafting since our plans changed, but I did sneak in some time already today to complete todays card. Hopefully I’ll have additional time later today.

The card for today is for the Stamp Ink Paper Color Challenge #15, you can see the banner below. Last week my card was chosen by Andrea as a design team pick, thanks so much, I enjoy playing along with the challenges!  You can see that original post here.

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I knew right away I wanted to make a butterfly but after that I was stuck on the design. While I was in the shower this morning it hit me, the balance of my design. For some reason I can normally have some pretty good idea’s while in the shower, go figure!  So what I came up with was using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Work of Art Stamp set to create the strip that goes across the card using the Pool Party & Daffodil Delight ink pads, I used Gorgeous Grunge to add black with Memento Black. The butterfly (made with Watercolor Wings) has a Basic Black butterfly cut in half and added to the back for a shadow effect. Sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set, one of my go to sets.

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Tic-Tac-Toe PCCCS#163

It’s Friday and what makes it even better is I am using a vacation day today! Funny how you can still wake up at the same time the alarm normally goes off.  Nothing special planned, might drive to the outlet mall, I haven’t been there for a while and of course try to get some crafting time in, have a few idea’s I’d like to try with the new Festive Flower Builder Punch.

My card for today is for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge, this week it’s a Tic-Tac-Toe Board, what fun! I decided on straight down the middle: Birthday – Embossing – Ribbon.

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To make my card I started with a card base of Very Vanilla where the front is covered with Old Olive that has been run through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall embossing folder (for the Embossing dry/heat).  Next is a strip of Watermelon Wonder with banner ends with two pieces of  paper from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack layered on top. I saw the Very Vanilla Subtle Strips Ribbon sitting on my bookstand and thought that would be perfect for the ribbon choice, it’s looped over and a banner end sticks out. Finally the focal image uses the Tin of Cards and Celebrate Today stamp sets (for the birthday) stamped on Very Vanilla, matted on Old Olive and backed with dimensionals. Pearls were added for some bling.

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It’s a Zoo for GDP003

Happy Thursday, hope you are all having a good week. Last evening we closed the pool for the winter, such a sad day. This weekend we will put away the balance of the “summer” yard furniture and get ready for fall/winter. While I really do love my time in the pool, I also love to have the house decorated for Christmas (we start in mid November). Now on to some card making.

Today’s card is for the Global Design Project. All of the designers on this team are active Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from all around the globe. Banner for this week is below.

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Automatically I thought of the Zoo Babies stamp set and the fancy fold card I made Sunday with my stampers. To start the card I pulled out five colors that reminded me of baby colors – Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron. I used Mint Macaron for the card base and mat colors of Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight. I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for the tower of animals on the front and inside of the card. Below you will see two photo’s one that let’s you see all the stamped images on the card and another with a front view.

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Front of card:

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CYCI #87

Yeah for me, I won again this week in my fantasy football league – 48 to 11. Years ago we started the league in my office at work and while most people now work for different companies we’ve continued the league as a way to stay in touch. Not to brag, but last year I won the league, not bad for a girl!

Today’s card is for the Can You Case It weekly challenge, this week its any three blues with neutrals.

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For my card, I decided on Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Soft Sky from Stampin Up. The card base and strip across the front is Bermuda Bay, Mat is Night of Navy and on the Whisper White, I’ve stamped Soft Sky and Night of Navy using the dots stamp from Dotty Angles. For the sentiment, once I inked the stamp, I wiped off the bottom line of ‘very very very very much’, for a simple ‘thanks’.  This card has a clean and simple design and would be easy to mass produce and make a great gift for a just married couple or someone with a new baby.

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Sunday Stampers Cards

Happy Monday, hopefully you have all had a nice weekend.

As promised, here are the cards we made at our Sunday Stampers workshop. I wanted to highlight products from the new 2015 Holiday Catalog. We used stamp sets for Fall, Halloween & Christmas as well as some thinlits and a new punch.

For the Halloween card the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper, Spider Doilies and Seasonal Frame Thinlits are the featured new items.

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Nuts About You card features the new Into the Woods Designer Series Paper, Acorn Builder Punch and Acorny Thank You Stamp Set.

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Christmas card features the new Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (Santa, Tree & Presents), Happy Scenes Photopolymer Stamp set with Hearth &  Home Thinlits Dies (also sold as a bundle).

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Koala Birthday – PCCCS162

So how’s your weekend so far? This morning while getting ready to leave for my Sunday Stampers group, I saw these guys in woods behind my house and just needed to snap a photo, like how they are looking at me as I look at them! Tomorrow I will share with you the cards we made today, make sure to stop back.

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Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #162. I’d like to thank their designer team for picking my card as one of the “Design Team Top Picks” for challenge #160. You can check my original post here with that card. Here is the banner for this week:

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To create my card I used a Mint Macaron card base, with a mat of Basic Black and paper from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack. The next two layers are Basic Black and another piece of Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack, backed with dimensionals. There is a piece of vintage Very Vanilla ribbon wrapped around. I used the zig zag stamp from Work of Art for the Black Embossed image. Koala is on Very Vanilla and matted with Mint Macaron. 2015-2017 In-Color Stampin Write Markers were used to color the flower and thin layer of Crystal Effects for shine. The birthday banner is Watermelon Wonder with a stamp from Sprinkles of Life stamp set. Accents include 2015-2017 In-Color Blossom Accent and the silver thread from a piece of Silver Bakers Twine. I just love the pop of color the Watermelon Wonder provides.

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Happy Birthday Maya!

Happy 13th Birthday to my niece Maya! Below is a picture of her from when I visited in August, she is a beautiful young lady with a big heart who loves to craft, especially with her Aunt Karen.

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Today I am sharing the birthday card I made for her with you. I wanted to do something special so I decided on a “Book Fancy Fold Card”, when you open it up, it looks like a book inside. One other interesting element of this card is the doily, it’s a Spider Web doily from the 2015 Holiday catalog, ends trimmed off  and on the backside (white side), I used the Delightful Dijon ink pad to color the doily, pretty cool it I as so myself

The card features the Watercolor Wings Bundle and Butterflies Thinlits Dies. I used some of her favorite colors (blues and purples) and the Bohemian Designer Series Paper was perfect to use. I will share the instructions on how to make this card in my monthly newsletter I will be sending out next week. Love how the sequins and linen thread add an interesting element and the sentiment, butterfly and banner are all backed with dimensionals.

Here is the front of the card:

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Here is the inside:

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Let it Snow – SIP#14

Happy Weekend Eve (better known as Friday). Before I share today’s card, thought I would share with you the finished project from the Ladies Night Workshop at Home Depot last night. This weekend I will be painting, decorating and putting in the front yard.  It was a lot of fun to make, I was able to use power tools and even ran into someone I knew at the workshop. Looking forward to see what October’s workshop is!

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Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #14, a sketch.

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For my card, the Happy Scenes Photopolymer Bundle takes center stage. The bundle consists of the Happy Scenes Stamp Set & Hearth and Home Thinlit Dies. With this set you have make different scenes – halloween, fall, winter or even Christmas. I decided on a Real Red window and the winter scene, but have the window horizontal vs. vertical, the ledge (where the sentiment it) actually works so matter which way the window sits. The designer paper is from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper and is matted on Real Red. A piece of the Thick Whisper White card stock is used for the card base.

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Grateful Card for CYCI#86

Hope all is well with you today. Weather is perfect, wish it would stay like this, cool at night and upper 70’s during the day.  I’m really looking forward to this evening, I’m participating in a ladies only workshop at Home Depot to make a Rustic Decorative Pumpkin Stand. I saw the post on Facebook and decided to give it a try. I’ll let you know how it goes Friday.

Card for today is for the Can You Case It Sketch Challenge, banner below.

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For my card I decided on a piece of paper from the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper to guide my way. The card base in Mossy Meadow, followed by a mat of Early Espresso layers under the designer paper. There is a strip of Early Espresso going around the card. The image in the center is from the Crazy about You stamp set and ‘Grateful’ is one of the thinlits in the Seasonal Frame Thinlits. At the bottom right corner is a Soft Suede/Early Espresso acorn. Both the image in the center and acorn are backed with dimensionals.

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FabFri72 – Acorn for You

Hope you week is going good, weather here has improved since the weekend and its warm and sunny again! I’ll be working on my Sunday Stampers Cards this week during the evenings, coming up with the final three cards we will make, one for Halloween, Fall and Christmas featuring stamps from the new Holiday catalog. Stop back Sunday to see the cards we made.

My card for today is for the Fab Friday challenge blog, I thought it was a cool design and enjoyed coming up with my card. Check out their blog here.

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To get started on my card, I started with a tea lace doily and colored it with my Mossy Meadow Ink pad. The card base is Rich Razzleberry with a mat of Mossy Meadow and Into the Woods Designer Series Paper on top. There is a banner of Daffodil Delight with a piece of vintage Tangelo Twist ribbon stapled together and layered over the doily. Next layer is a 2 ½” Whisper White circle, with a 2″ circle of Daffodil Delight layered with three acorns using the new Acorny Thank You and Acorn Builder Punch, middle acorn is backed with dimensionals for depth. Thankful is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and cut out with my paper snips.

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Weekly Deals & New Clearance Rack Items

Just wanted to let you know new items have been added to the clearance rack, remember once they sell out they are gone. There are many cool products listed: buttons, sequins, bakers twine and my personal favorite the Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon. All are at the bottom of this post.

If you have wanted either the Butterfly Thinlits or Mini Treat Bag Thinlits – the new weekly deals are for you. There are only a limited number available at the reduced price so get yours today!  Check my Weekly Deals page for all the items this week. Below are samples using the butterfly & mini treat bag thinlits.

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No one likes having to make a sympathy card, unfortunately this past weekend I needed to make one to send to a friend who lost his mother this past week. I knew I wanted a light and cheerful card that hopefully puts a smile on his face.

I thought the design for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch was perfect for an elegant.

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My card features the Heartfelt Sympathy Photopolymer Stamp set and Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack for the color combinations.

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FMS203 – Robot Birthday

Hope you are having a good weekend, I’ve enjoyed mine. I’ve had time to make some cards, do some fall cleaning and even make a new fall wreath for the front of my house.  Dinner dishes are clean and now it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy my Sunday evening.

Card for today is for the Freshly Made Sketches weekly challenge. This weeks sketch is by Jen M.

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I decided to keep my card clean and simple and use the stamp set that was a weekly deal not long ago, “Boys will be Boys”. My cousin has two young sons and I thought this would make a great set for their birthday cards.  The robot stamp (embossing in Silver) pairs nicely with the Silver foil & the vintage Zig Zag embossing folder. I’ve included the new Zig Zag Textured Embossing folder in the supply list as it will work just as well.

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GDP001 – Butterfly Birthday

Happy Saturday, its much cooler and rainy here today compared to what it was like last week (hot, humid & sunny). It’s the perfect day for some crafting (I have a special birthday card to make for next Saturday) and make something warm and comforting for dinner, just not sure what that is yet.

Today’s post is for a brand new card challenge site formed  with Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world called “The Global Design Project“.   The Design Team is from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Germany and of course the United States. Here is the banner for the first challenge:

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When I first say this on a fellow demonstrators website I knew I wanted to participate in the first challenge but the Pink Pirouette posed a problem, I had the ink pad & refill, just no card stock – so what did I do – make my own. First I re-inked my stamp pad, then used a piece of the new Thick Whisper White card stock swiping my ink pad over it a few times and let it dry. I used this to die cut the butterfly before I used Versamark and Clear Stampin Embossing Powder to make it shine.

The design for my card, which is a fancy fold, is a Tunnel Card. You use a square framelit to create the window the way the inside white is folded provides the tunnel effect. Stamp sets used on the card are Butterfly Basics for the white front and inside, then Happy Birthday on the front from Birthday Blossoms.  The flower from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack not only added some accents to the front but helped me cover a ink spot on inside, three cheers for our punches. This was a fun card to make, hope you like it.

Front view of the card:

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Side view of my card so that you can see the dimension and swing of the card.

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SIP#13 – Ballerina Birthday

Two days done and two to go in the work week, feels good to be half way thru. Tomorrow is the opening of NFL with Steeler vs. Patriot game around 8:30pm, looking forward to that as well as the Pirates play at 7pm and AJ  Burnett is starting after being out with an injury, looking forward to the evening of Pittsburgh sports! Hopefully both will have a winning outcome! Now on to my card.

Before I go any further I wanted to thank the design team at the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge blog for picking my card from challenge #12 as one of their picks. Justin even left a comment about my card! Happy Birthday Justin (it’s Saturday).   Click here to see my original post with that card.

Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #13, design banner is below.

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To get started on my card, I used the circle from the Sparkly Seasons Bundle to die cut a circle for my snow globe using Blushing Bride card stock. Next using VersaMark, stamped the ballerina on Whisper White using the “window” in the Blushing Bride to center the image. stamped the globe base on a scrap of Whisper White – both using Black Stampin Embossing powder, cutting out the base with paper snips. Once these were heat set, used the falling snowflake stamp, VersaMark and Iridescent Ice Stampin Embossing powder around the the top of the ballerina for a glittery effect. Clearance rack 2013-2015 In-Color sequins add extra sparkle in the snow globe. Ballerina is colored with some Stampin Write Markers. Used dimensions and a piece of window sheet to finish the globe. The Whisper White is adhered to a mat of Basic Black and adhered to the card base. ‘Happy’ is die cut from retired Pistachio Pudding card stock (matches the sequins) using the Hello You Thinlits Die. Birthday is from Crazy about You stamp set. To finish off the card, there are three rhinestones in the upper left corner. This will make a cute card for any little girl or dancer!

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Welcome to the short work week, four day weeks seem to fly by, gotta love that. Tonight I have my fantasy football draft and I’m looking forward to it. I was lucky enough last year to be the league champ! Since it’s Tuesday  that means Stampin Up has new weekly deals, don’t forget to check them out. Click on my Weekly Deals page to see them.

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge, don’t forget to check out their blog.

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I had a tough time coming up with the design for my card, but as a was swimming yesterday in the pool, the idea just popped into my head and later in the day I created the card. It all started with a piece of paper cut with banner ends from the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper. The card base and hexagons are in Soft Sky. The Whisper White mat is sprinkled with Gold Embossed images using a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. Before I attached the Whisper White to the card base I adhered the banner and stapled the Red Pom Pom Trim on. Sentiment is from the Reason for the Season Stamp set and used the Project Life Corner Punch for rounded edges. Candy Dots and Red Foil Flowers (from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack) accent the card.

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FMS202 – Spooky . . .

Happy Monday, hope you are enjoying the long weekend! I’ve been doing a little crafting, swimming, spending time with friends and using my new pressure cooker. So far I’ve made a Peach Cobbler (had the left overs over ice cream) and Bar-b-q ribs, with homemade sauce. I’ve starting understand how to use the pressure cooker. Looking forward to making a variety of dinners in it!

Today’s card is for the Freshly Made Sketches weekly challenge which was created by Amy.

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For my card I decided on a piece of paper from the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper Pack and Black Glimmer Paper to get my idea started. What’s really nice with the new catalog is that packs of card stock can be purchased to coordinate with each designer series pack/stack, this way you have the exact colors you need!  I’m using Tangelo Twist for the card base and basic black at the mat for the ghostly images. There is a piece of Black Glimmer cut for a banner, with the hexagon punch used to create the ends. “Spooky” is from the Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies in Very Vanilla and attached using glue from the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen. So that I had a bow like the sketch, I used a piece of vintage Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon.

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Inside the card is an image and sentiment from the Happy Scenes Photopolymer Stamp set , which can be purchased separate or as part of a bundle.

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