Category Archives: Craft projects

Pizza Box Gifts for my travel buddies!

Today I thought I would share with you the “Pillow Pizza Box” gifts I made for my travel buddies. When you travel for a Stampin’ Up! event us demonstrators like to make what we call “pillow gifts” for those we are traveling with – something to surprise them with on their pillow at night. For this trip, while not a Stampin’ Up! trip and each of us having our own… Read More »

Remember Onstage Nov 2017 & 2018 Occasions sneak peek

May 2012 I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator when our stamping group was looking for a new demonstrator to attend a monthly stamping class with. With a full-time job I knew this would be a challenge, but my love of paper crafting and the idea of making some extra money to help pay for my supplies made me say yes! In July 2013 when I attended my first Stampin’ Up!… Read More »

9th Sunday of Christmas – Gift Packaging

Welcome to the 9th Sunday of Christmas 2017.  This week I’m featuring Gift Packaging.  Stampin’ Up! carries a nice variety of products perfect for your gift packaging needs. First are the Mini Pizza boxes, just the right size for holding a cookie or 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) note cards.  Boxes come in packages of 8, folded box size: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 1″ and they are food… Read More »

7th Sunday of Christmas – Craft Gifts

Welcome to the 7th Sunday of Christmas 2017 featuring Craft Projects.  For all my projects I’ve used Holiday paper, but these items are good anytime of the year. First are note pads with pens – the one on the left has a pen you can open and add designer series paper, other uses your basic pen.  All you need to do is alter sizes to fit the note pad and… Read More »

2nd Sunday of Christmas 2017

Welcome to the 2nd of 12 Sundays of Christmas 2017.  Each Sunday between now and Christmas I will be featuring holiday projects using a different stamp sets or packaging options. This week I am featuring Cookie Cutter Christmas and it’s matching punch the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. Creating these delightful characters will brighten even your coldest winter days. You’ll find yourself with a whole new set of friends each time… Read More »

Watermelon for PCC254

Happy Monday, hope you had a nice relaxing weekend. Here is southwestern Pennsylvania it was more like a fall weekend than summer, highs only in the low 70’s. Saturday was filled with errands and I spent some time Sunday doing a little crafting, including making todays project. When I first saw the Paper Craft Crew Inspirational Challenge – Backyard BBQ, I was rather stumped on what to do. While laying… Read More »

Bright & Shiny Treat Bag

Today I thought I would feature a bright & shiny treat bag I put together using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and the new Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. Perfect for a notecard, gift card or small treat. With Foil Frenzy – so many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Makes a statement with classic patterns combined with foil accents. * Bright color foil designs printed on heavyweight… Read More »

Next time I need to check better for updates :(

When Stampin’ Up has their On Stage events they ask for demonstrators to share samples of cards and projects on display boards, knowing this November, when Stampin’ Up! holds their gathering for demonstrators in Salt Lake City, Utah, which I plan on attending I’ve been waiting for them to ask for demonstrator to submit some of their personal best projects for consideration as a display board presenter. When I noticed… Read More »

So what do I do with the cards I make?

So many times I’m asked what do I do with all the cards I make, today I will share one of those with you. I like to use them for gift baskets for events.  I’m a member of the North Hills High School class of 1976, each month a group gathers for dinner where you get to meet both new and old friends. Each month we take photo, the June… Read More »

Wood Textures Suite = cute crate & note cards

Happy Saturday, it’s going to be a hot one here in Pittsburgh, the perfect pool day. I’ll be spending some time in the pool and going to a picnic, what about you, what are you doing today? Today I am featuring items from the Wood Textures Suite – the Wood Words Bundle & Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. The stamp and die in this bundle combine to create darling… Read More »

Mini Treat Bag perfect for a gift card or even a cookie!

Hope you all had a nice weekend, what started out to be a weekend with rain in the forecast turned out to be rather nice with sun peeking out every once in a while and only rain late at night. Thought I would create something a little different today, a mini-treat bag.  While the paper I used in sold out, any designer series paper would work and it’s the perfect… Read More »

Shari & Dave’s Wedding

Last weekend my cousin Shari married Dave, her partner of over 20 years. Today I thought I would share with you the wedding card I made for them as well as my gift to them, thank you cards. Shari & Dave’s daughter Kenzi, along with sisters Erika and Jessie were in the wedding along with their brother Josh and Shari’s brother Jerry. Fun time was had by everyone at this non-traditional wedding. The… Read More »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, perfect way to start an early weekend (I’m on vacation today).  I’ll be making my famous Pistachio Bundt cake (which is green inside thanks to the pudding and green food coloring) to take to the party we are going to this evening.  The party has become a tradition since we meet the Gilliland’s. Each year I take a hand made card to the hosts and they… Read More »

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin including free gift

Stampin’ Up! turned creative control of the April Paper Pumpkin kit over to CEO, Sara Douglass, and the end result is stunning! Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Embrace your inner artist and skip to the… Read More »

If you need packaging for a card and gift, look no further

Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday and was able to spend time with family and friends. We had a nice time on both Christmas eve and Christmas Day with family. On Christmas Eve we do a Gift Grab Bag, this year I did a handmade card sampler as my gift.  As a special treat I made each person Hershey Nugget gift bag (individually wrap five nuggets with a 1″x 3″ piece of… Read More »

12th Sunday of Christmas – recap & easy project

Welcome to the 12th Sunday of Christmas, the 12 Sundays before Christmas, each with a different stamp set and projects. Today is a recap of the prior 11 weeks and a quick and easy project for week 12. 1st Sunday featuring the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle: Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch 2nd Sunday featuring the Reason for the Season Stamp Set 3rd Sunday featuring… Read More »

11th Sunday of Christmas – Gift Ideas

Welcome to the 11th Sunday of Christmas, where I share cards and projects using a different stamp set each week to create holiday projects. This week I am featuring items you can make for easy last minute gifts and the final week will be a summary of all the prior weeks. If you are a member of my newsletter group I will be sending out measurements and details of all the projects.… Read More »

10th Sunday of Christmas featuring Every Occasions

Welcome to the 10th Sunday of Christmas, where I share cards and projects using a different stamp set each week to create holiday projects. Next week with feature items you can make for easy last minute gifts and the final week will be a summary of all the prior weeks. If you are a member of my newsletter group I will be sending out measurements and details of all the projects. Today,… Read More »

8th Sunday of Christmas with Jar of Cheer

Welcome to the 8th Sunday of Christmas. Over the next 4 Sunday’s I will continue to share cards and projects using a different stamp set each week to create holiday projects. If you are a member of my newsletter group I will be sending out measurements and details of all the projects. Today’s projects feature the photopolymer stamp set Jar of Cheer from the holiday catalog which coordinates with the 1/2″ circle punch… Read More »

Sunday Stamper Projects

This past Sunday was the meeting of my Sunday Stampers, today I thought I would share with you the projects we created. These project included a card using the new Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing folder, Christmas Gift tag with layered trees for dimension, Birthday gift card holder and a Christmas Matchbook card or gift card holder (depending on you score the card base). Here is a close up of the gift… Read More »