Friday, November 30, 2012

Gumball Evergreen

Here is another embossed card using the "Evergreen" stamp set.  A more whimsical look, with some Red glimmer paper for added bling. 

Cut your Snow Festival Designer paper  5 1/4 X 4.  Cut Gumball Green card stock 5 1/4 x 2.  Cut Red Glimmer paper 5 1/4 X 1/2.  Stamp the solid tree image in Gumball Green Classic ink.  Use your heat tool to dry completely before stamping the outline image, use an embossing buddy to allow the embossing powder to NOT stick to your solid image.  Stamp outline image with Versamark.  Add Gumball Green embossing powder and emboss.  I did not ink the star, so I could use the Stampin' dazzle marker to draw the star. 

Stamp "Noel" in Real Red Classic ink.  Adhere layers to Real Red Card stock.


Stamp Set "Evergreen"   127973  Clear  $18.95,  Wood  $25.95
Real Red Card Stock  102482  $6.95  24 sheets
Red Glimmer paper  121790  $4.95
Snow Festival Designer Series paper  126908  $10.95
Stamp Set "Greetings of the Season"  128033  Clear $11.95, Wood $15.95
Gumball Green classic ink   126861  $5.95
Versamark ink  102283  $7.50
Embossing Buddy  103083  $5.95
Gumball Green Embossing powder  128981  $4.75
Stampin' Dazzle marker  Gold  128979  $3.50 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Framed Evergreen

This simple card is the first of 4 cards using this Stamp set "Evergreen".  Love the simplicity and natural look of this set and the verses!!  This set is meant to be embossed, so we will emboss!!  I used Gumball Green for this card,  a lovely Bright Christmas green!  The card base is stGumball Green card stock.  The Tree image is stamped on a layer of Naturals White Card stock 5 3/8 X 4 1/8  in Gumball Green classic ink.  Dry completely with a heat tool and rub with embossing buddy to prevent embossing powder from sticking to the tree image. 
Next stamp the outline image in Versamark over the solid image.  Add Silver embossing powder and heat with the heat tool.  Cut the In Color Designer Series paper 5 1/4 X 4.  Use the Apothecary Framelit and cut out center.  SAVE your cut out to use on another card!!  Place paper in the Argyle Embossing folder and emboss.  Glue down this layer over your tree, then glue to card base.  I tied a simple knot of Gumball Green Satin stitched ribbon and adhered with a glue dot to the base of the tree.


Stamp Set "Evergreen"  Clear  127973  $18.95  Wood  $25.95
Gumball Green Card Stock  126840  $6.95  24 sheets
Naturals White Card Stock  102316  $7.50  40 sheets
In Color Designer Series Paper Stack   126910  $21.95  40 12X12 sheets 5 colors!!
Argyle Embossing folder  127750   $7.95
Apothecary Accents Framelits  127003  $24.95
Gumball Green Classic Ink  126861  $5.95
Versamark  102283  $7.50
Silver Embossing powder  109131  $4.75
Gumball Green Stitched Satin ribbon  126848  $8.95

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Treat Jar

This little treat "jar" is a great Teacher/Co-worker gift or Stocking Stuffer.  I used the Milk Carton Bigz Die.  Cut a 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of Real Red Cardstock in half and run thru the Big shot.  Instead of folding in the top flaps as a milk carton, I left the box square and folded down the top edge.  Before assembling the box, fold on all the score lines. Add sticky strip to the flap.


Stamp the Jar on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Cannery Framelit.  Punch with the
1 1/4 round punch.  Adhere to the Milk Carton, panel closest to the flap.  Line up and punch again making the hole in the Real Red cardstock.  Cut out the Jar topper using Fabric or any Designer Series paper.  Tie Linen thread or twine around jar topper, pop up with a dimensional on the jar.

Punch holes with the crop-o-dile in the sides and tie Gumball Green stitched ribbon as the handle.  This box is perfect for Bath&Body hand sanitizer, nail polish, small candy treats, anything that can peek through the jar!

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Mini Milk Carton Die   117310   $32.95
Perfectly Preserved   126692   Clear  $20.95  Wood  $28.95
Cannery Framelits   127822   $24.95
Bundle price save 15%  129955  Clear  $38.95   Wood  129943  $44.95
Stitched Satin Ribbon   Gumball Green  126848  $8.95
1 1/4 Circle punch   119861  $15.95
Candlelight Christmas Desiger Fabric  126905  $9.95

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chapstick Holders

These little cuties hold a tube of chapstick!  I purchased these lip balms at Convention and they match the paper in the Festival of Prints Designer Series paper stack!!  This stack of paper makes lots of projects and with 48 sheets of double sided paper they can all look different!

I cut the paper with the Labels Collection Framelits and Natural White Card stock.  I used Tombow multi adhesive to adhere the layers.  I ran both layers thru the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder. Then score 1/2 inch from the center on both sides and fold together.  Punch a hole with the Crop-o-dile.  I used a scrap of Cherry Cobbler Tulle to tie the sides together, this provides a nice snug fit for the lip balm. 

I gave these as a Customer Appreciation gift on Saturday.  Attend any class in December and get one of your very own!!


Labels Collection Framelits    125598  $26.95
Natural White Card Stock  102316  $7.50  (40) sheets
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder  117335  $7.95
Festival of Prints Designer Paper  126904  $6.95
Scalloped Tulle Cherry Cobbler  127841  $6.95
Tombow Multi Adhesive  110755  $3.95

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Monday, November 26, 2012


I made this card on my recent weekend retreat.  I am so glad I packed this ink pad "Illuminate"  in the Holiday catalog.  This ink pad is similar to versamark, but with major shimmer!
I stamped directly on the Early Expresso Core'dinations card stock 12 sheets of 12X12 paper per package.  I stamped using Snowflake Soiree in Marina Mist and then over stamped with the Illuminate ink.
 I used the Blue to pull out the blue in the Designer Paper from the Festival of Prints Designer paper stack.  You will see other patterns from this stack in upcoming projects. 
I used the Ornament punch and punched the entire ornament from the patterned paper.  I punched the edge of the Champange Glimmer paper with the scallop trim border punch.  I then punched again with the ornament punch only this time only half way to create the topper effect.  Tied a scrap of Early Express tulle and popped up on a doily from the Perfect Pennants die.  Sentiment is from the "Greetings of the Season" Clear stamp set. 
I love the natural feel of the color combo and all the shimmer.

Illuminate ink pad  #126857  $10.95
Core'dinations  Early Expresso   #127848  $6.95    also available in: 
#127846 Cherry Cobbler   #127847 Gumball Green
Snowflake Soiree  #127925  Clear $21.95, Wood $29.95
Festival of Prints Paper #126904  $6.95
Greetings of the Season #128033 Clear $11.95, Wood $15.95
Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885 $4.95
Ornament Punch #119847 $16.95
Scallop Trim Punch  #118402  $16.95
Marina Mist and Early Expresso Classic Ink pads
Early Expresso Tulle #127839  $6.95  also available in
 #127841 Cherry Cobbler  #127840  Crumb Cake


Sunday, November 25, 2012

First Christmas Nativity

When I saw this Stamp Set "First Christmas" in the Holiday Mini, I knew I  had to have this for my cards this season.  I love the image and the verses.  The inside verse is " This Christmas may you know Him more fully through the love and grace He so richly bestows."
This is the first card made using the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die which gave me amny pieces for additiona projects yet to come!  I was inspired by the Petal Cone ornament on page 18 of the Holiday Mini.  But of course had to make the card my own!

The card base is Naturals Ivory Card Stock, I then add a 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 panel of Early Expresso Core'dinations card stock embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing folder.  I layered a 5 1/2 inch piece of Crumb Cake tulle next.  I stamped the manger in Early Expresso and cut it out by hand.  Embossed the Triangle with the Fancy Fan Embossing folder , sponged the edges and raised fans with Champagne Shimmer paint and glued it down next.  Stamped the sentiment on the scallopped circle also cut from the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die and sponged the edges with Early Expresso and Champagne Shimmer paint.  I stamped the Star from this stamp set on the back of the Champagne Glimmer paper and used that outline as a guide to hand cut the star.  Then I added some Linen Thread and spritzed with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz.  A trio of Smooch Spritz is on sale for 30% off in the Online Extravaganza!!  Regular price $14.85,  now all 3 for $10.41 until 11/28 order number 132703!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Candlelight Tree

Here is my scrap card made with Candlelight Christmas Designer paper.  I used a Natural Ivory Card stock base and embossed it with the new Holiday Frame embossing folder.  I cut 1/2 inch strips from scraps of paper and adhered them to my Tree triangle. Trim off leftovers from the edges with your paper snips.
These triangle pieces were leftovers from another project using the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die.  You will see more projects using all the pieces of this die in the next few days.  Because I am blogging EVERY day until Christmas!!  I added a few strips of Red Glimmer paper, don't let any go to waste and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel for the tree topper. 
The sentiment is from "Greetings of the Season", stamped first before the card was run thru the embossing folder.  I used a scrap of brown for the trunk and then popped up the entire tree centered in the Frame.  Simple, Quick and a Sensible way to use all your supplies to make beautiful cards!!

Candlelight Christmas Designer paper 126901 $12.95
Naturals Ivory Card Stock 101849 $7.50 40 sheets!!
Holiday Frame Embossing folder 127820  $7.95
Red Glimmer Paper 121790 $4.95
Greetings of the Season Stamps Set   Clear 128033  $11.95, Wood $15.95
Perfect Pennants Bigz Die  123126  $32.95 Or hand cutting your own would work just fine!!
Rhinestone Basic Jewels   119246  $4.95  ON SALE 30% off until 11/28  $3.47!!

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Candlelight Card

Today I am showing you an elegant card using Candlelight Christmas Designer paper.  This is my favorite sheet of paper in this stack.  The patterns blend perfectly with the Lacy Brocade Embossing folder.  I embossed Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations card stock and framed it on Naturals Ivory card stock.  Folded a piece of Early Expresso tulle and used the Designer paper to hold it down.  A thin strip of Champagne Glimmer paper balances the bling! Red Glimmer paper was punched with the Ornament punch and trimmed with a scrap of tulle.  Tomorrow's post will show a fabulous tree made from scraps!   The sentiment was punched with the Large Oval punch and popped up on the ornament.  I can't wait to get some of these cards in the mail so my Family and Friends can see the joy it gives me to create handmade cards!


Candlelight Christmas Designer paper   126901   $12.95
Core'dinations card stock Cherry Cobbler  127846   $6.95
Naturals Ivory Card Stock   101849  $7.50  40 sheets!!
Lacy Brocade Embossing folder  127819  $7.95
Early Expresso Tulle  127839  $6.95
Red Glimmer Paper    121790  $4.95
Champagne Glimmer Paper  127885   $4.95
Ornament Punch  119847  $16.95
Large Oval punch  $15.95

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Candle Light Christmas

This luminary is so simple to make and the Candlelight Christmas designer paper gives you 2 sheets so you can make (8) 3 inch luminaries!! If you want taller luminaries you can get (6) 4 inch luminaries. Use the little flameless candles and watch the warm glow on your mantle or any place you choose to decorate. 
Cut the flocked window sheet at 3 inches wide by 12.  Score at 2 3/4 inches, 4 times.  You will have a one inch piece remaining.  Trim this flap down to 1/4 inch.  Line with sticky strip.  Carefully fold on the scored lines.  Remove the sticky strip and adhere to the inside of the opposite edge to form the square.
For the base, cut a 1 inch by 12 inch piece of Early Expresso Core'dinations card stock.  Score at
2 7/8 inches, 4 times.  This allows for a little extra room to fit around the flocked base.  Trim remaining card stock to 1/4 inch.  Emboss using the Woodgrain Embossing folder, emboss one end, turn and emboss other end.  Add sticky strip to the flap, wrap around the luminary and adhere.  You may want to add some glue dots or sticky strip to each corner inside the base piece to adhere to the flocked piece.
Punch 2 Ornaments using the Ornament punch from Red Glimmer paper, add a sentiment and some tulle ribbon.  Use glue dots to add these to the corners.  These ornaments will cover your seams and the overlap on your embossing for the base. 


Candlelight Christmas designer paper   126901  $12.95
Core'dinations Card Stock Early Expresso  127848  $6.95
Woodgrain Embossing folder  127821  $7.95
Red Glimmer paper   121790  $4.95
Ornament punch  119847  $16.95

Stay tuned for more Candlelight Christmas projects.  This is my go to pack of Designer Paper for the Holidays.  Colors in the paper are:  Early Expresso, Lucky Limeade, Primrose Petals, Real Red and Very Vanilla. 

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Online Extravaganza

Don't miss this sale, Monday November 19th- Wednesday November 28th
ONE day only specials on Monday the 19th and Wednesday the 28th.
The rest of the items will be on sale the entire time.  I will be placing a group order on Nov. 24th after customer appreciation.   RSVP for Customer appreciation and place your order or Email your orders to me by 5pm the 24th with your Ccard info. 
Head on over to my website to see all the specials.  Click the "Shop Now" button.  Online Extravaganza will be on the left selection menu!  Clearance Rack and regular merchandise can all be combined on your ONLINE order.  Clearance Rack items can not be added to the GROUP order.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chevron Crazy

 As you can see I am Chevron Crazy!!  You see them everywhere!  In clothes, scarves, paper, purses, and home decor.  A friend of mine Amy Bagley from Deepwater Mo., who  shares space with her husband in a True Value Hardware store, showed this technique at a recent Scrapbook retreat. 
I thought, hummmmmmm, I can use this on a card?  So Thank You cards for orders this month feature a chevron.  I cut them down to 4 inches and embellished with fall leaves.  Of course I forgot to take a picture of the card, so tune in again to see the card, unless you placed an order in November and have one of your very own!!  Now for the instructions so you can make one!!
 Cut a piece of Designer paper 12 X 2 inches.  Score every inch, but alternate scoring from the top , then score from the bottom. Confused?  Let me explain.  At 1 inch, score from the top, to the halfway point on your paper.  At inch 2 score from the bottom to the halfway point on your paper. At inch 3 go back to the top, Inch 4, the bottom, so on until you reach the end of your paper. This may be hard to see on my picture above.  Check out the pic below.....
 Next take your paper snips and cut along your score marks, only cutting to the midway point on your paper.  Now you should be able to see better in the pic below.......
 Next the folding, fold your top cut down to the midway point as shown below.  Fold you bottom corner up to the midway point.  Continue down your paper folding toward the top or bottom to form the chevron.  No biggie if you loose track, after a wrong fold it will be obvious you need to try again! 
 Keep folding, you can use a bone folder to get really crisp creases. You may need to cut deeper toward the center if your paper is not quite even.  I was hurrying so I could get this posted so my points are not as sharp as if I had taken my time.
 Here is a view of the finished side.  This is what is so great about Stampin' Up paper.  You get 12 sheets of double sided paper that coordinates with every other paper in that pack, as well as our solid colors.  So you can stack your chevrons for a really cool look on cards or scrapbook pages.
 Finished chevrons ready to stack, use seperately on a page or cut to size for your project.
 Back side view.  I used a bit of Tombow glues to tack the back down.  I am sure double sided adhesive would work also.  You can also make these in different sizes, by changing your score marks and paper size.  I have not played with the measurements yet.  But I am sure any size would have quite an impact on your projects!!
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Stack

Home from Heits Point Crop and wanted to post a quick card that several folks were asking about.  You may have seen the Birthday stack on my Stampin' Up website.  Visit my site for more new cards just posted and class dates.
Now for the details on this card:  Start with your normal card base of 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  I cut the inner white mat at 5 1/2 X 3.  The size of your sentiment determines the width of this mat.  But I would not go much bigger than 3 inches. 
Stamp your sentiment first and then emboss with any embossing folder.  I then added a complimenting color strip to each side.  Glue down to your card base. 
Then stack your presents above your sentiment.  My sentiment seem to be a bit crooked? Sorry it was a sleep deprived weekend!  Use scraps for your presents and vary the sizes. 
Add bows, buttons, any embellishment you want.  I did pop up all my presents on stampin' dimensionals. 
A view from the deck at Heits Point.  A great weekend spent with my 2 best friends, Amy and Carolyn.  Fun times.