Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Days of Christmas: Day 5 (giveaway!)

Today I have a gift idea for you. How many times have you been invited to a holiday party and needed a hostess gift, or someone shows up, hands you a gift, and you didn't have anything on hand for them?

This gift idea is perfect for situations like that. It's a set of 4 Christmas Cards with matching envelopes, packaged in a sweet little acetate gift box.
Here are the four cards. I didn't photograph the envelopes.
This is the gift box. Cute huh?
Now, do you see that little green Rhinestone in the middle of that scallop piece? No, Stampin' Up! doesn't sell green Rhinestones, we have clear. But, with the magic of Permananet Markers, you can have any color Rhinestones you wish! Stampin' Up! markers will not work for this because they are waterbased and will just wipe off. You need Bic Mark It markers or Sharpie markers.
You just color on top and all around the Rhinestone and viola! You will see me feature our Rhinestones as different colors, I'm going to play with our Pearls and see how they come out! Keep a look out for those posts!
Would you like to win this box set of Christmas Cards? Place an order with me, either on my website, call or email me your order, and you will be entered to win this set. If your order is $50 or more, you'll get two entries! Good luck!!
Thanks for visiting, see you tomorrow!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Sweet Season, All Holidays
Accessories: Tinsel Trim - Silver, Basic Adhesive Rhinestones, Scallop Circle Punch, Ornament Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Shimmer White Envelopes
*Note: Stampin' Up! does not cell the acetate boxes, you can find them online if you do a search for them.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Days of Christmas: Day 4

For today's day of Christmas, I am featuring a new product from our Holiday Mini catalog. It's called Waffle Paper. I'm also giving a peek at the Jolly Holiday DSP in our Idea Book & Catalog.

This card shows the silver waffle paper under the strip of DSP. Isn't it pretty! There's a shiny side and a more dull side to the paper, so you can use the dull side if you don't want it shiny.

This is a gift bag featuring the gold waffle paper. I thought it would look nice as a layer for the image I decided to use on the bag. You can put a small gift, or a cellophane bag with cookies or homemade candy in this. I love how versatile this bag is!

I hope you like the projects in today's post! I know I enjoyed making them!

Happy Holidays,

Cardstock: Very Vanilla 12x12 smooth (119951), Very Vanilla 8-1/2x11 (101650), Jolly Holiday DSP (1117159)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669), Always Artichoke (102272), Crumb Cake (121030)
Stamps: Peaceful Season Hostess Set (121124 clear) ASK ME HOW TO EARN THIS SET!!
Accessories: Waffle Paper Gold & Silver (120984), 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Big Shot (113439), Fancy Favor big shot Die (115965)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Days of Christmas: Day 3

I'm so glad you stopped by today!

I'm going to show you a couple of cards. They both feature the super cute Designer Series Paper: Candy Cane Christmas. I think this paper is so fun because it's using non-traditional colors for Christmas. The colors in this DSP are: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Garden Green, and Blushing Bride.

On this first card, I wanted to show you how you can also use a Stampin' wheel as your stamped image. This card is nice and flat so you don't have all that extra postage like you with with brads and buttons! That little touch of ribbon is the perfect accent.

Aren't the images on that wheel pretty? I just love it!

This second card is also using Candy Cane Christmas DSP, but I also used a stamp set called Jolly Bingo Bits. It has 24 little images in the set, perfect for a countdown calendar! Besides the 4 I have on the card , there is a penguin, a jingle bell, a candle, an ornament, a stocking, a snowflake, a candycane, a tree, a reindeer, a snowman, a present, holly, a gingerbread man, a star, a cardinal, mittens, a bell, a candy, and a poinsettia.

See how fun that DSP is?! I also love how simple these cards are. So fast to make and easy to send.

Thank you so much! See you tomorrow!

Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Candy Cane Christmas DSP (Holiday Mini 120809)
Ink: Blushing Bride (119786), Real Red (103133), Baja Breeze (1111833)
Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits (Holiday Mini 121187 clear), Jolly Jingles wheel (120864),
Accessories: Clear blocks, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta (119251), 1-1/4" square punch (119865), 1" circle punch (119868), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Days of Christmas: Day 2

Today I am featuring a set that I love called Season of Joy .

I love the images in this set. Those swirls are just too cute! You can make so many styles of cards with this set. I did a couple of traditional colored cards, and I made a couple of non-traditional cards.

These first two are traditional Christmas colors.

Cardstock: $6.95/ea CARD#1 - Real Red (item 102482), More Mustard (100946), Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650), Crumb Cake (12095203). CARD#2 - River Rock (108640), Always Artichoke (105119), Bravo Burgundy (105123)
Ink: pad $5.95/ea marker $3.50/ea CARD#1 - Real Red (103133pad/100052 marker), More Mustard (103162 pad/100076 marker), Crumb Cake (121030 pad/120967 marker), Soft Suede (115657 pad/120973 marker). CARD#2 - Bravo Burgundy pad (105214), Always Artichoke pad (105219), River Rock pad (109010)
Accessories: CARD#1 - 1/2" Circle punch (119869 $5.95), 1-1/4" Circle punch (119861 $15.95), 1-3/8 Circle punch (119860 $15.95), Scallop Edge Border punch (119882 $15.95), Petals a Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (116824 $7.95), Big Shot (113439 $99.95). CARD#2 - 1/2" Circle punch (119869 $5.95), Decorative Label punch (Holiday Mini 120907 $16.95), Silver Tinsel Trim (Holiday Mini 120994 $7.95), Adhesive Basic Rhinestones (119246 $4.95), Petals a Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (116824 $7.95), Big Shot (113439 $99.95)

These next two are non traditional Christmas colors. Isn't it fun to see what you can come up with that works for Christmas?

Cardstock: $5.95/ea CARD#1 - Rose Red (102544), Marina Mist (119682), Perfect Plum (101889). CARD#2 - Melon Mambo (115320), Pacific Point (111350), Pumpkin Pie (105117)
Ink: $5.95/ea CARD#1 - Rose Red (101778), Marina Mist (119668), Perfect Plum (101437), Versamark (102283 $7.580). CARD#2 - Melon Mambo (115656), Pacific Point (111837), Pumpkin Pie (105216)
Accessories: CARD#1 - Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025 $4.95), 1-1/4" Circle punch (119861 $15.95), 1-3/8" Circle punch (119860 $15.95). CARD#2 - Scallop Trim Border punch (118402 $15.95), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113114 $10.95), Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding (120999 $6.95).

I used the Color Coach to get some of the color combinations. I think the Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, and Melon Mambo card is fun, but it's totally a Christmas card!

I'm going to challenge you to see what you can create either with any of the color combos I used or a sketch I used.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Days of Christmas: Day 1

Welcome to my Days of Christmas Celebration! We'll have 25 days in all, so I hope you are ready for this!

Today, I've decided to feature a stamp set. This set is from the Holiday Mini Catalog. It's called Tags til Christmas. Not only can you make tags for your gifts, but you can make Christmas cards among other projects.

Here is a card made with the set. I chose the Snowman image from the set, I used a marker to ink it up, because I did not want the "to:/from:" to show, I just wanted the image. I also used a really cute paper in the mini catalog called, Candy Cane Christmas. You'll see more of this paper in future posts. That shimmer you see on the Snowman image, I used our Dazzling Diamonds glitter and 2way glue pen, it's so sparkly!

*I'll posts supplies at the bottom of the post*

This fun project I made is a treat package, or you can use it to wrap something small like earrings, a necklace, or a gift card. I used our Scallop envelope Big Shot die to make the box, with a little alteration. I'll post a tutorial of how to create this later.

Here are four 3x3 gift cards I made. Aren't they so small and cute?! I love little cute things. I've packaged them in a mini brown paper sack with a gorgeous bow. I cut a bit of the top of the bag off, then used my Scallop Border punch to make a fun edge! Isn't that fun?!

How would you like to win the set of four 3x3 cards in the cute brown bag?! Leave a comment on my blog about your favorite Christmas tradition, and I'll draw for you to win. You have until December 1st to post. One entry per person, please.


Cardstock: Blushing Bride (item 119796 $6.95), Baja Breeze (111352 $6.95), Real Red (102482 $6.95), Garden Green (102584 $6.95), Whisper White (100730 $8.50), Candy Cane Christmas DSP (120809 $9.95)

Ink: Blushing Bride (119786 $5.95), Baja Breeze (111833 $5.95), Real Red (103133 pad $5.95/100052 marker $3.50), Garden Green marker (100080 $3.50)

Stamps: Tags til Christmas (121169 clear $22.95)

Accessories: Early Espresso 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (119961 $9.95), Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109034 $4.95), Clear block C (118486 $6.95), Clear block D (118485 $8.50), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023 $4.50), Stampin' Dimensionals 300 ct (104430 $3.95), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425 $3.95), Circle Scissor Plus (112530 $29.95), Glass Mat (112531 $19.95), Scallop Edge Border punch (119882 $15.95), 1-3/8" Square punch (119877 $16.95), Ornament punch (119847 $16.95), XL Tag punch (119866 $16.95), Decorative Label punch (120907 $16.95) Big Shot (113439 $99.95), Scallop Envelope Die (113462 $21.95)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for more fun projects!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Stampin' Up!'s Online Spectacular!

We have some AMAZING deals right now with Stampin' Up! Get product 20%-40% off! You can also recieve free shipping with an order that totals $150 before tax & shipping! This special runs from November 22-November 30th, so shop fast. You are more than welcome to contact me to place an order and to ask any questions if you have them. You can also shop online, on my site..here...but be sure to use the numbers on the flyer so that you get the discount!

These deals are great for the crafter in your life. You can get a lot for your money!

Thanks for stopping by..and Happy Shopping!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Become a Demonstrator...for HALF price!

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Contact me before November 30th to get this great deal!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thanksgiving Week 3

Here is my third week of Thanksgiving project. Can you believe it?! Time flies.

I've created a card and a matching treat container. I just love the set Day of Gratitude. It's so pretty and it's very versatile. You can use it for a spring card, a Christmas card, anything your imagination can come up with! ( I did case this from another stamper on Splitcoast Stampers, thank goodness us crafters think copying is a form of flattery!)

See what I mean...gorgeous stamp set! I used the rock n' roll technique to create the coloring on the acorn.

My treat container was made using the Candy Wrapper Die from the Holiday Mini. I've got to say, this guy is teenie, but he packs a whollop when it comes to cuteness!
I decided to cut off most of the tabs of the bottom of the candy wrapper so I could make a flat bottom. Perfect for a treat for Thanksgiving guests! Maybe some after dinner mints!

Don't you love the gold embossing on the colored cardstock? That gets a wow every time!
Card Supplies
Cardstock: More Mustard (100946), Cajun Craze (119684), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Whisper White (100730), Soft Suede (115318)
Ink: More Mustard (103162), Cajun Craze (119671), Pear Pizzazz (119784), Soft Suede (115657)
Stamp set: Day of Gratitude (121148 clear) Holiday Mini
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch (120907), 1-1/4" square punch (119865), Corner Rounder punch (119871), 1" circle punch (119868), 1/2" circle punch (119869), Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (109070), Big Shot (113439), Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates (114512)
Treat holder supplies
Cardstock: More Mustard 12x12 Textured (119931), Early Espresso (119686), Cajun Craze (119684), Old Olive (100702), Autumn Spice DSP (120808 Holiday Mini)
Ink: Versamark (102283)
Accessories: Candy Wrapper Die (120890), Big Shot (113439), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129), Heat Tool (100005)
Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thanksgiving Week 2: Sweet Sunday Sketch 86 - Grateful Greetings

Here is another fun sketch from The Sweetest Thing.

Here is what I created...I just love it!
I would love to mail a bunch of these to friends/family, but with all those layers and embellishments, the postage would be horrible!
I did some spongeing on the scallop circle. The sentiment strip is on dimensionals. I love the technique of tying the ribbon through the brad...it's fun to do that with fabric! The Vanilla circle was cut using the Circle Scissor plus. I'd like to demonstrate it, I'm trying to get brave enough to try video tutorials!
Cardstock: Marina Mist (item 119682), Cajun Craze (119684), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650).
Stamps: Paisley Prints - Holiday Mini (121121 clear), Paisley Party wheel - Holiday Mini (120875), Grateful Greetings (116511)
Ink: Cajun Craze (119671-inkpad 119678-marker), Crumb Cake marker (120967), Marina Mist (119679), Versamark (102283)
Accessories: Filigree Designer Brads (1112577), Square Ice Rhinestone Brads (109113), Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119965), Stamping Sponges (101610), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Big Shot (113439), Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), Big Designer Buttons Deck the Halls - Holiday Mini (121002), Color Coach (121620)
What can you do with this sketch?!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Week 1

I wanted to post some Thanksgiving card ideas. I know that some of us don't send Thanksgiving cards, but I like too. I think it gives me a reason to make cards, and buy stuff. LOL!

Here is my card, the colors were a challenge from my upline, Julie. These were her October colors, but I think it looks nice for Fall also.

I hope you enjoy this card, I wasn't sure about it at first, but it's grown on me...good thing, because it's on my blog for all to see now!

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight (item 119683), Tangerine Tango (111349), Basic Black (121045), Hostess Designer Series Pack In Color (121028)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Leaves #2 Die (113459), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Backgrounds 1 Texture Plates (114512), Scallop Trim Corner punch (118870), Scallop Trim Border punch (118402), Daffodil Delight 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (120928), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Thanks for visiting!