Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pop Up a Box - Club Project #2

This was our second project at club this week.  I took inspiration from Monica Vale and she so graciously tried to share her measurements with me but they were all in cm's and even with my wonderful math-skills(!) they didn't convert the same...did you know that UK cardstock is even a different size than here?!  So I include my measurements below and many thanks to Monica for the inspiration:)

Rough dimensions & meaurements (in inches):
- start with a full piece of cardstock (baked brown sugar)...score (landscape) at 2 5/8, 5 1/4, 7 7/8 and 10 1/2
- turn (portrait orientation) and score at 2 5/8 and then cut at 5 1/4 piece (*keep the piece you cut off...will use later!)
- you now have the base of your box...cut up each of the tabs as you would for assembling any other box (the little 1/2" x 2 5/8" tab next to the tabs you've cut gets cut off)
- cut a piece of white card stock to 5 1/4 x 2 5/8 (this is for the back of the box that stands straight up)
- cut 4 pieces of dsp (patterned paper) at 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 and 3 more different ones at the same size (these are for decorating your box)
- now take the baked brown sugar piece you cut off and cut it down to 3 5/8 (by the 2 3/8 it already is in width)...then turn it and cut it in half (that will be at 1 5/ will end up scored on both ends at half an inch...these are your 2 inserts for in the box to hold the snowflakes:)
We decorated our pop up snowflake cards above with the Season of Style dsp.  The snowflakes are from the Festive Flurry bundle (with framelits!) and the other two stamped images come from That's the Ticket and Tags 4 You. 
It's a fun project and does fold flat so you could mail it in a 6 x 6 envelop.  Here's a link to one Monica did using flowers so you can see how this idea can be used beyond Christmas.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Clear Envelope Christmas Album - Stamp Club Project #1

This was the first project at last night's stamp club.  We made this little mini album using SU's clear envelopes for the pages to slip your photos in inside.  I've made albums with pages from clear envelopes before (there was even one in a tin back in 2008!)  This particular one was inspired by Josee Smuck (see here for her's...although mine looks completely different...the inside is the same idea).

The dimensions for the cardstock are:
Base 4 7/8 x 8 1/2 scored at 1/4 and 1 1/4
Cover 4 7/8 x 6 1/4

I used the Calm Christmas stampset to decorate the album.  The dove is stamped in gold and 'peace on earth' is stamped in espresso.  The background for this focal point was also stamped first with the dictrionary background stamp.  The cover was embellished by running the cherry cobbler piece through the big shot with the pretty print embossing folder.  The patterned paper comes from the Season of Style dsp pack and we also used some of the crumbcake washi tape from the Epic Day assortment.  The album was fastened together by punching two holes in the spine with the cropadile and then lacing some cherry cobbler seam binding through and tying a bow.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale

The Holiday Sale (formerly called 'Online Extravaganza') starts today and only runs to December 2nd.  Visit my website to shop online or contact me to place an order!  Here's a link to the Holiday Sale Flyer!!!  I just can't believe how many wonderful things are on sale!!!  So many framelits, stamps, embellishments and more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Festive Flurry Kit!

Here's a little video to show what comes in the *new Festive Flurries Kit.  You can make 10 of these awesome snowflakes as shown in the picture can use them to decorate your home as a garland or tree ornaments or you can use them as bag or tag toppers or even on cards or boxes.
You can order yours online at this link or by contacting me.  The price per kit is just $17.95!
If 3 or more people are interested, I can set up a date in early December to make some of these awesome snowflakes together...all you have to do is purchase the kit and indicate your interest to me and I'll let you know what date I set it up for.
If you do place an online order, please use the following hostess code which is effective til Thursday November 21st!  Thanks:)

Christmas Card Idea using Postcard Background Stamp

I playing around with a Christmas card idea I had using the Postcard background stamp as a base.  I really *love* the Calm Christmas stampset in this year's holiday catalog and so it was used to stamp the other main images.  The stamp in the corner though comes from the Postage Collection set (a hostess set...used for the border) and then the 'merry' comes from Pennant Parade.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Anniversary Card

Sorry for the long husband & I had gone on a trip for our anniversary and when we came back we were fighting colds and then there was this conference I was working and then my work in my day job got really busy.  I have been creating a bit, but not finding time to post.  So today I will start to remedy that....

This is the anniversary card I made for my husband this year.  Our 11th anniversary was November 7th.  I used several stamp sets on this card including:  the Postcard background stamp, Notable Notions, Postage Due and Ciao Baby (which was in last year's occasions mini).  I also used my circle punches, the little label punch & the postage punch.  The color combo on this one is:  cherry cobbler, island indigo, coastal caba and pool party.