Sunday, November 30, 2008

Free Tutorial Gift Card

It's all about the packaging right? Well here is a fun way to package a gift card or money.

Here is what you will need:

Punches: Word Window punch and 3/4" punch

Paper: I used Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White.

Ribbon: Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain

Stamp Set: Snow Swirl

Ink: Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss

Adhesive: Sticky Strip and SNAIL

Take your Riding Hood Red

paper and cut it in half 4 1/4" x 11

Score at 3 and 8. Flip the paper over and Score at 51/2

This is how you want to fold it. You can kinda make out in the picture that I placed some sticky strip tape on either side of the paper. I use sticky strip because it has a stronger bond for this project. You do not want it to fall a part when folks are reaching in to take their goodies out.

Now when you adhere the two sides together it will form this "T"

Here is where you will use the word window punch. It gives your project a nice professional look. At the top of the "T" slide the folded piece of paper in to the punch just like the picture shows. The punch is Strong enough to go through the fold.

This is what it will look like when you are done.

Now take the 3/4" punch and slide the punch into the open area and punch half of a circle. TIP this punch is not Strong enough to go through both pieces of paper. That is why I went in through the middle first.

Flip the paper over and you can see the half circle that was just punched. Line that up with the punch and punch out the remaining paper.

This is what it will look like.

TIP now is the time to make sure that the opening you punched will fit your gift card. Gift cards are a standard size so you can use a credit card to judge if it works or not. If not just line up your word window punch and punch just a little off the end.

Cash-o-la also works!

There you go, another way to make a gift card holder. Please let me know if you have any questions or email me a picture of your creation and I will post it here on my blog.

Here is the Stamp Set I used, Snow Swirled item number 111690 $24.95. You can purchase this and all the other supplies at my on line store right here:

Happy Holidays


Friday, November 28, 2008

Update on Sale

This great sale ends Monday--order soon. A few items have already sold out. All in the Family and Mission Embossible are gone. For a complete list look to the right and click on Holiday Extravaganza Sale.

If you have any questions please email me at Place your order via email or online.

Happy Holidays

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

20%-50% off select Stamp Sets

Yes! I checked out the sale and it is FABULOUS! Remember it runs NOW through DEC 1 ( or while supplies last.) To check it out click here

**Don't forget, everyone that orders online with me today through December 1st is automatically entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set! The drawing will be on December 2 and the winner will be notified.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

IT's HERE! The sale you have been waiting for! 20% to 50% off select bundles of stamping items. Just visit my Stampin' Up! website to shop online, click SHOP NOW in the upper right corner, it's that easy! Look to the right to view a flyer of the sale.

**Don't forget, everyone that orders online with me between today thru December 1st is automatically entered into a drawing to win a FREE stamp set! The drawing will be on December 2 and the winner will be notified.

On Board Trinkets Ornaments

I had so much fun putting these ornaments together. They come in a kit form so there is no thinking on your part. You just push out the paper and glue it to the chip board for a beautiful decoration.

Do you have children living with you or Grandchildren who will be visiting this holiday season. Put this kit to wonderful use and create them together. You are creating more then an ornament you are creating a life time of wonderful memories.

The ornaments in this kit are easy to make and exclusive—you won’t find them in any store. The chipboard and paper are die cut, so you don’t need to worry about measuring and cutting—the pieces fit perfectly together. They’re easy to embellish by adding glitter or Rub-Ons or embossing them with your favorite stamped images. And they also look great as embellishments on holiday cards, tags, and scrapbook pages.
This is what comes in the Kit

■ Combination of On Board chipboard pieces and die-cut Designer Series paper

■ 6 sheets of 9" x 9" die-cut chipboard (2 sheets of 3 designs containing an assortment of words, stars, and classic ornament shapes)

■ 12" x 12" die-cut double-sided Designer Series paper sized to fit chipboard pieces (3 sheets each of 2 designs)

■ Coordinates with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red

Item #113680
Price: $24.95

Happy Holiday

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Place Holders for the Thanksgiving Table

Do you remember a while back I showed you how to make these darling pumpkins? I am using them here as place holders for our Thanksgiving table. The names are written on the top of the leaves. Click here for directions on how to make the pumpkins.

Just a side note. My mom made these napkin "Turkey" holders for me. I just love them. Even though my parents live in another state and can not be with us this year they are with me in spirit all day long. I love that ;)

Avoid the crowds and no need for make-up Stampin' Up!s Holiday Extravaganza Sale kicks off Nov. 26 and ends Dec. 1. Shop on line here in the comfort of your home. What is so great about this sale. First off it is a sale and second you will be able to purchase select Stampin' Up! product bundles on-line at a fraction of the retail price (20 to 50% off)--quantities will be limited!

Be ready to visit my website or blog on Nov. 26. I'll have the sales and product details for you as soon as they are released.

NEED A GIFT UNDER $10? Look to the right side of this post for details

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Country Living Holiday Collection Video

Here is a video featuring the Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit and Shelli Gardner the CEO and co-founder of Stampin' Up!. You can view it HERE. The kit is still available to order while supplies last. The die-cut Designer Series paper makes putting together the projects just too easy. Enjoy the video!

Thanks for checking in ;)

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Snow Swirled

I am loving this stamp set and I can tell many of you do too just by the orders I am receiving for it. There is so much you can do with this set! Here are a few examples (please note I did not create all these samples....An I try to give credit to those who I know created them. If you notice one of your samples here and did not receive credit please let me know so I can update this post. Thanks)

The colors used on the card below are from the In Color family: Pacific Point and Baja Breeze and of course what would we do without Whisper White paper.

Thank you Gretchen for designing this card! I am showcasing it at my Elegant Card Class this week. The gold embossed tree is gorgeous

I really enjoyed re-making this Snow flake card. Tip stamp it on glossy paper then use a sponge to apply the color.

The pink you see is our beautiful In Color Pink Pirouette. It is the lightest most delicate pink I have seen.

I also re-created this card Ornaments who would have thought! Tip emboss your snow flakes with White embossing powder to give a sharper image.

The colors used are from the newest In Color papers: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White.

This is what the set looks like.
The item number is 111690 $24.95
Great news it is a Die Cut Stamp

I hope you are inspired by these cards as much as I was. For those of you who know me you know what I say: if you copy 9 times then on the 10 time you will create your own work of art. Stamping for me is about seeing what other folks create and then adding my own personal touch to it. I wish I had the talent and the time to just create. So, if you are like me then please visit often and take from this blog what you can.

Have a Fabulous day ;)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day

To all of our veterans, families of veterans,
and those currently serving, Happy Veteran's Day!
Thank you for your sacrifice and your service!
My family and I appreciate you!

Rub On's Promotion

Beginning now through the end of November you can get 20% off all Rub-Ons when you spend $20 on Stampin' Up! products.
For only $8.76 per package (reg. $10.95), you can get any of Stampin' Up!'s fun and unique rub-ons that can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, crafting pages and more!

These eye-catching images rub on paper and most non-porous surfaces and also coordinate with many of our stamp sets.

Rub On's can be added to candles, coffee mugs, vases, tins and numerous other items to make a fabulous custom gifts

Monday, November 10, 2008

Create a Calendar

Create a fun and personal calendar with this easy-to-use calendar kit. Make one for yourself and create others as gifts for the holidays. With this kit, our On Board clipboads (pg 180) and your favorite stamp set, you can create beautiful, handcrafted calendars for the new year! Pocket holds complete set.
$7.95 each (before ship and tax)

Click here for more details in Holiday Mini Catalog - page 3

Order on line at or contact me to order

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Holiday Card Class

Come and create your Holiday cards with me. I love to spoil you and will have everything pre-cut and scored. All you have to do is stamp and assemble.
In this class you will make 12 cards 4 each of 3 different designs.

One of the cards you will be creating will hold gift cards another card will impress your recipient by how it is folded and the last card is elegantly embossed.

2 sessions
Thursday November 20th 5:30 to 8:30
Friday November 21st 5:30 to 8:30

Class fee $19.95

Register by Tuesday, November 11th. **Payment guarantees your spot. Email me now to sign up

Can not attend my class but want the cards? I will make the cards for you for an additional $5 fee plus the cost of shipping to you. Email me now to set this up.
Class size is limited to 8 per session.
** Payment due on or before November 11th. Payment is non-refundable unless someone takes your place. You will receive your supplies if a replacement person is not found.

Bring: glue, scissors, bone folder, personal paper cutter/trimmer (this is optional but would be very helpful). Please also include a food dish to share with everyone.

Make your own Pizza Box!

I love making this box. If you have been to any of my classes recently you know how much I love this box and the cards that accompany it. I also love my blog because now I get to share this pattern with all of you.
8 x 12 piece of paper
Score on the long side at 1", 5 1/2", 6 1/2", & 11"
Turn and score at 1" & 7"
Now cut as the picture indicates on the score line & to the score line
Fold on the score line and push in the tads and adhere adhesive to them. I did not adhere the bottom of the box in this picture so you could see how it tucks in. Hint: Use sticky strip adhesive for this project. A much stronger bond. Hint: I also used a 3/4" punch to punch a partial circle in the middle of the lid for ease of opening. Plus it gives a nice professional look.
There you have it the Pizza Box. Very simple and uses only one sheet of 12x12 paper. Gotta love that!

Supplies used: 12x12 Chocolate Chip paper, Creamy Caramel paper, Stamp set is Season of Friendship, Ink close to cocoa, riding hood red and whisper white craft ink. Ribbon is Taffeta Riding hood red and photo corners punch.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

NEW: Stampin' Up! Holiday Collection Kit

Country Living and Stampin' Up! have teamed up again this year to offer you a fabulous Holiday Kit. The Kit will be featured in an eight page spread in the December issue of Country Living magazine. However, you can get a head start now on creating your keepsakes. Stampin' Up! is offering the kit to its customers now so you may get a head start. Keep reading this article. At the end you will find a wonderful promotion from Country Living.

NEW! Stampin' Up! Country Living Holiday Kit
Create beautiful handcrafted ornaments and decorations with your family and friends this holiday season with the Country Living Holiday Stamp Kit (Item #114447, $49.95)--available only while supplies last. The kit offers a convenient way at this busy time of the year to create simple and elegant ornaments to brighten your home or share as hand-crafted gifts.
CLICK HERE To Order this Kit (#114447) or Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7! The Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit (Item #114447, $49.95) includes the following products:
Holiday Collection stamp set (six stamps-)
4) 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut chipboard
8) 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)
4) 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)
2) 12" x 12" sheets of Whisper White card stock
25 yds. Silver Metallic cord
10 yds. 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon
Pretties Kit brads (20)
Stampin' Dimensionals
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (1/2 oz.)
Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot
Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot
Uninked Stampin' Spot
Whisper White Craft Ink refill

Click here to subscribe to Country Living for 75% off what others pay on the newsstand — 12 issues for just $12.00 — that's like getting 9 issues FREE. Plus you'll receive the exclusive Stampin' Up! Note Card Kit FREE with your paid order!