Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Explosion Basket Table Deocr

This basket is sure to "Take off" as your Spring Centerpiece.  12X12 Designer paper is decorated with a Butterfly cut with our "Beautiful Butterflies" die, the center ring is embellished with Butterfly punches.  Add some rhinestones and the Bling says SPRING!!

 A dressed up version of a very simple table centerpiece.  I used the 12X12 Designer paper prints with flowers punched with the Stampin' Up "Blossom Punch" available in the Mini catalog.  Each Flower is embellished with a coordinating button.  More punched flowers decorate the jump ring and some random ribbon from my scrap basket. 
Visit my Stampin' Up store to order these products and see more projects.  I have classes on the calendar to show you how to make these projects and more!!  www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Sunday, March 25, 2012

12X12 Basket

I wanted to post a picture of our Simply Scored board and stylus.  On top is the new diagonal plate which also fits on the Martha Board!  How cool is that!!  I know lots of you have that tool and for only $11.95 you can use our diagonal plate for tons of projects.

Here is a pictured of a scored piece of 12X12 paper.  Score at 4 inches and 8 inches, turn paper and keep scoring.  Then put on the diagonal plate and score from each outside corner toward the center square, Keep going around your paper, then fold on scored lines.

I used a jump ring on this version and tied some larger ribbon, stay tuned for another twist on this same project that will make the cutest Easter centerpiece.  All the products can be purchased at my Stampin' Up store.  www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easter Basket

I attended Leadership in San Antonio Texas in January and this mini basket is one of the items Stampin' Up demonstrated on Main Stage using the Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate.  So cute and so simple to make for Easter Treats or any occasion.  Attend a class by visiting my Stampin' Up store and enrolling at www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net  Order products online and check out my other projects. 

Sale-a-bration continues until March 31st.  Don't miss your chance to earn FREE products with a $50 merchandise purchase.  Order the Simply Scored $29.95, Diagonal Plate $11.95 and a pack of our Designer paper $10.95 and you would qualify for a FREE item. 

For this basket you will need the following:

6X6 piece of Stampin' Up designer series paper
Simply Scored Scoring Pad with stylus and our NEW Diagonal Plate.
Everyday Enchantment Lucky Limeade ribbon(one of the FREE Sale-a-brations items).  All our colors coordinate so you will be able to use this ribbon all year!!

Score your paper at 2 inches and 4 inches.  Turn paper score at 2 inches and 4 inches.  Your paper will look like a Tic Tac Toe frame.  Now place your diagonal plate on top of your score pad.  Place the 6x6 paper into the top left corner and score from the corner into the center, going 2 inches.  The middle of you paper should be a 2x2 square.  Turn paper score on diagonal again, repeat 2 more times from each corner.  Fold the Diagonal scores in, fold the straight scores in and WA LA a cute little basket!!  Use the cropodile to punch holes in each point and thread your ribbon.  Fill with paper shreds and treats.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Beginning of my Blog

My blogging venture begins, Wednesday March 21st.  Snoopy my cat has been begging me to start a blog!  She loves to watch me stamp and plays with the embellishments I drop.  I hope you follow us on our journey as an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator and her cat, Snoopy.  We have lots of fabulous projects to share.  To order Stampin' Up products online, visit my website:  www.kathyswanson.stampinup.net