Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Club Project - Star Ornament or Tag

Our last project this month was this Star Ornament or Tag (because you could use it for either:)  It's also made out of the Trim the Tree dsp; however the tag was made from the That's the Ticket stamp set and coordinating punch.  The ornament is made from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set & coordinating star framelits.  I saw something similar to this on pinterest & got inspired and started pulling out my framelits and playing until I figured it out:)  This project uses every star in the framelit pack!!:)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Club Project - Christmas Crackers

This was one of the projects I did with my Stampin Club this month, Christmas crackers.  They are large enough to fit a piece of jewelry or a lip gloss or some candy etc.  I have seen various Christmas cracker projects on pinterest & throughout the web, some are rolled, some use a retired sizzex die, etc.  The one we made uses the envelope punch board and a piece of dsp from the Trim the Tree stack.

The measurements are:
  • Designer Paper – 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • With the 6 1/2″ side at the top, score at 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 4 1/2″, 5″, and 5 1/2″
  • With the 4 1/2″ side at the top, score at 1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″
  • If using the Envelope Punch Board, use the 1 1/2″ mark to punch
The tag on top was made with the Tag Talk stamp set & coordinating punch

Thursday, November 20, 2014

'A Merry Little Wish...' - Muslin Gift Bags

 Tonight is one of my club nights & while this is not one of the projects, it is a little sumthin I got ready for club.  I stamped these little muslin bags (which you get from SU) with the Festive Flurry stamp set (3 sizes of snowflakes) in sliver, coastal cabana & island indigo and then I tied them off with Lost Lagoon statin ribbon & added a little tag using the Festival of Trees stampset and a large label punch (tree is stamped in lost lagoon & then an overlay of garland in silver & the greeting in island indigo).   These muslin bags are perfect for gift cards, small gifts like jewellry or even little crafting embellishments:)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Paper Pumpkin! Christmas is a great time to Subscribe OR to buy a Prepaid Subscription for You or for a GIFT!:)

I spent this morning creating with November's Paper Pumpkin kit which arrived in my mailbox on Friday! ...so much fun!  This month's projects were truly lovely & the value of these kits has gone up so dramatically starting this fall!  They are simply an awesome value & my favourite part is they are a delightful surprise in my mailbox each month to sweep me away to create...all the supplies are prepared even:)  I get stamps, paper, embellishments, ink...the works!!  And if I'm really busy any given month I can choose to skip that month too...though I often regret it later when I do;)
Just look at what all I was able to create with this month's kit!?!  And it helped me with things I needed...we all need Christmas cards & tags, right?!!  Paper Pumpkin is like that...some months are birthday or all occasion cards, some have gift boxes or tags, some have gift ideas for things like mother's day...they help me with what I need to buy or create anyway:))
(above) This is most what I've made so far with this month's kit (except for the tags, see below), and I still have left over supplies:))  I've made 8 lovely cards (complete with snowflakes, gatefold & gold trimmed bakers twine to tie shut:)...oh and the envelopes are included & I was able to embellish them too!).  I've also made 12 gift tags...I couldn't even fit them into the picture above, but have included a picture of them below:
These tags are 2 layers with the stencil peek through...I've stamped the 'to' & 'from on the white layer below using the stampset included this month (which had snowflakes, background/borders, 2 greetings, the card sentiment & the to/from:)
And here's a close up for the lovely Christmas cards I made with this month's kit:)
 And here's the inside, complete with rhinestone jewels:)
Wouldn't you agree that with all I've made that Paper Pumpkin is a wonderful deal!  AND I still have supplies, a 6 piece stampset & an ink pad that I get to keep to create more with!:)
(If you're not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber,  here's a link where you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin: https://mypaperpumpkin.com/en-ca/signup/  If you do sign up, please kindly list me as your demonstrator:) ...When you sign up you will automatically receive each month's kit unless you go into the Paper Pumpkin site and select to skip a month.  Note also, that when you sign up you can also go and look through past kits and order from them...this is not available to the general public...a nice perk of being a subscriber:)
Below are the item numbers if you want to buy yourself or someone you love a prepaid (GIFT!) subscription...you can order this on a regular SU order online (click shop now on my right sidebar) or contact me:)  I think a prepaid subscription makes a great gift (& it's eligible for hostess benefits if you happen to be hosting a club or workshop too:))
Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription
Price (Shipping Included)
1 month
3 month
6 month
$143.70 -- save $1 per month
12 month
$275.40 -- save $2 per month
Stampin Up will send a redemption code and printable gift card via e-mail when a prepaid subscription is purchased. Then, the customer can print the gift card, fill in the code, and give it to the recipient. Easy!:)  The perfect gift for the new or experienced crafter on your list!:))
If you do place an online order for a Paper Pumpkin subscription or anything else this week, please kindly use the following hostess code which is good through to the morning of Friday November 21st noon:    Z2HQEEPH

One last thing, I forgot to mention...  Each month SU does a quick video overview of that month's project.  Here is this month's video...these videos are great to augment the instructions that come with the kit...or you can get together with crafty friends and use them to create too!!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

You Make My Heart Go Boom-Boom - Groovy Love

Friday was our 12 anniversary & this was the card I made for my husband.  It was a fairly clean & simple card using the Typeset dsp pack and the Groovy Love stamp set:)

Thursday, November 06, 2014

We Need a Little Christmas

So I actually made this card on Halloween...given all the violence & crazy things happening in the world these days, I just find the celebration of it a little dark (don't get me wrong, I think little girls dressed up as princesses & boys dressed up as cowboys are adorable & there's nothing wrong with giving them some treats:)...but given how I was feeling about Halloween, it actually felt right for that day to be the one I started on Christmas card ideas...bringing some light into what I was thinking & feeling...and this card was inspired by my friend Linda who posted on FB on Oct 31st that it was a perfect day to set up the tree...so I decided to make a tree card instead.  I had seen inspiration for this bow tree several places & the Trim the Tree DSP paper pack was just the ticket to bring it all together because I think we all need a little Christmas now:)