Thursday, September 26, 2013

Playing around with Christmas Card Ideas for this Year!

I made about 6 prototypes of what I'll send as our family Christmas card this year and this is my favourite so far.  I used the new script embossing folder along with the Calm Christmas stampset.  Also the background of the focal point was made using the Dictionary background stamp & the this & that rotary stamp.  I also used the new Christmas washi tape on this card.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chalk Talk Butterfly Card

I made this card recently using the Chalk Talk stamp set and coordinating framelits.  I also used the butterfly dies for the big shot AND the itty bitty butterfly punch that is on special this month.  The dsp comes from the in colours stack, and the base of the card is a piece of pistaccio pudding cardstock embossed with the mosaic folder and then inked with some craft white ink.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Notable Notions Anniversary Card

I made this card for my aunt & uncle's 50th anniversary last month.  The numbers were cut out of the gold glimmer paper with the big shot dies.  The stamped images come from the Notable Notions Stamp Set along with the Apothecary Accents one and the greeting comes from Itty Bitty Banners.

The butterfly is one of the images in the Papillon Potpouri stampset and it was punched with the coordinating punch.  The punch & stampset are on special this month as a bundle for 15% off!

The card was finished off with some baked brown sugar ruffled trim and some of the simply pressed clay flowers.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ribbon Jars - Chalk Talk

I made these little jars of ribbon for each of the ladies in my Stampin Club as a thank you for joining.  Each is filled with the in colour ruffled trim.  The jars were decorated with paper doilies and in colour dsp.  I also used the chalk talk stamp set and coordinating framelits along with both of the butterfly punches (just a few days left for the papillon potpourri/butterfly punch bundle special to get yours!)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Club Project #2 - Thanksgiving Card

This was our second project at yesterday's club.  The base of the card is baked brown sugar cardstock and then the inner piece is summer starfruit which I stamped using the dictionary background stamp (stamped off once first).  Then I stamped the 'secret of life...' stamp from the From the Heart stampset in backed brown sugar on the right over top.  The dsp strip on the bottom comes from the Soho Subway dsp.  The focal point of the bottom is a popped up thanksgiving image from the Tags 4 You stamp set bundle (stamped in summer starfruit) and embellished with the 3 flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch and a vintage trinket brad.  The card was finished with Victoria lace trim.

50 New Items on Clearance Rack & HOSTESS CODE

Stampin Up added 50 new items to the clearance rack yesterday...only available while quantities last!  You can click 'shop now" on my right side bar ---> to shop online.

Here's a link to the new items LINK

ALSO, if you are placing an order online today or tomorrow, please use the following hostess code:  UVYVRXSX

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Club Project #1 - Journal

Today's project is our first fall club project.  It's a repurposed journal I picked up some board book journals on clearance for around a dollar at Michael's month's ago...not liking the images on them with this purpose in mind).

I used the world map background stamp as the focal point for this journal and Postage Collection hostess set for the other images.  I also used a Boutique Details embellishment in coastal caban on the bottom right and some of the striped chevron ribbon (love working with this!).  The spine of the book was covered in Modern Medley dsp....and voila 'priceless dreams'!:)

Friday, September 06, 2013

Tags 4 You - Thanksgiving

I made this thankgiving card using the Tags 4 You bundle.  I also used the label image from the Everyting Eleanor for the espresso stamped background for the 'happy thanksgiving' image.  The background of the card was stamped with the dictionary background stamp (love it).  The tails were made of dsp from the Afternoon Picnic pack (I know, it doesn't look at all like it's from that collection, does it?  See you can adapt products and make them your own;)  And the espresso tail is just a piece of coordinations cardstock embossed with the woodgrain folder and then sanded.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Brand New Today ** Envelope Punch Board

Available starting September 1st...that's today!!  Stampin Up has introduced the envelope punch board which can make custom envelopes for over 60 different sizes and shapes.  Even better than using your diagonal scoring board, this tool notches the edges for you and also doubles as a corner rounder!  Want to learn more, watch this video!!

Tags 4 You - Treat or Treat!

I made this little 'treat' jar using the Tags 4 You stamp set from the Holiday catalog.  The set has this image, a Christmas one, a thanksgiving one and a valentine's one - talk about an affordable way to hit the occasions that crafters often make cards, treats or gifts for!  I used washi tape from the This or That line to trim the jar (see the calypso coral piece) and also some of the coordinating dsp on the bow.  The black and vanilla dsp come from my new favourite Modern Medley dsp pack (love it!).  Also the 'treat or treat' tag is popped up on an image I stamped using Chalk Talk (and cut out using the coordinating frameit).  The button on the very top is from the Designer Very Vintage collection.