Sharing some Joy

I am back with the 2-pack carrying case for the mini coffee cups.  How sweet is this gift?

 

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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102482 Real Red Card Stock $6.95
102584 Garden Green Cardstock $6.95
135822 Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper $10.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue $3.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
135840 Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon $6.95
124262 Whisper White Baker’s Twine $2.95
120908 Small Oval Punch $12.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
135851 Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies $24.95
n/a Jingle Bells **
** Inexpensive at any Big Box Store.

Posted on : Nov 22 2014
Posted under 3-D Items, Big Shot, Christmas |

All is Calm 4-Pack

I  took the coffee cups to a whole new level and created a 4-pack carrying case with the envelope punch board.  They make a perfect gift giving one K-cup of someone’s favorite beverage or fill with candy or a little gift!

To make this carrying case, I started with two pieces of 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and score at 1-1/2″ on all sides.  Fold up sides and adhere two of the boxes side by side.  For the handle, use a piece of cardstock measuring 5″ x 4-1/4″ and use the Envelope Punch Board and punch at 1-1/2″ on each side.  Use a punch to create a “handle”.  Then adhere the handle to the first two boxes and adhere the other two boxes and there you have it!

 

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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135071 Merry Everything Stamp Set $16.95
133679 Lost Lagoon Cardstock $6.95
131203 Soft Sky Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
135823 All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
133644 Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
135841 Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
132137 1/8″ Silver Ribbon $4.95
135835 Frosted Sequins $4.95
119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
133774 Envelope Punch Board $19.95
119855 Large Oval Punch $15.95
134365 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch $8.95
135860 Note Tag Punch $16.95
n/a Crimper  **
** Inexpensive at any Big Box Store.

Posted on : Nov 20 2014
Posted under 3-D Items, Christmas |

UDI Color Challenge #198

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means…another installment of the UDI Color Challenge.  Here is our color inspiration photo.

Color Challenge #198

The Letterpress Winter Photopolymer Stamp Set is not just for the holidays!  Checkout out my stamped background on this birthday card!  This is a great way to use a specific themed stamp set.

 

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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135143 Letterpress Winter Photopolymer Stamp Set $25.95
130598 Label Something Stamp Set $13.95
133675 Blackberry Bliss Cardstock $6.95
131201 Pear Pizzazz Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
126948 Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
130920 Artisan Label Punch $15.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
135818 Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95

 

Remember to stop by the UDI Blog and check out what the other Design Team members have created this week.  Remember that you can play along too with these fun color challenges.  I’d love to see what you come up with.


Posted on : Nov 18 2014
Posted under Big Shot, Birthday, Cards, Photopolymer, UDI Color Challenge |

Coffee Cup Gift Class

Tonight I am holding a class on how to make this adorable coffee cup carrying case.  Perfect to hold treats, gift cards, small treasurers or even coffee! This gift is prefect for almost any occasion. The possibilities are endless!

I played with the Gift Bow Die and love the look of the double-bow, how about you?

To make the carrier, start with a piece of cardstock measuring: 5″ x 11″ and score on all four sides at 1-1/2″ and additionally at 3″ at both ends of the 11″ length.  For the box tabs, I snipped on both of the score lines on the shorter sides crossing over the 1-1/2″ score line and snipping down to the 3″ score line.  Cut off both of the outside corners.  The handle is 1-1/4″ x 12″ and both sides are punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch.  The DSP measures 1-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (2 of these) and 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (2 of these).

 

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
131296 Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock $6.95
135822 Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper $10.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
124262 Whisper White Baker’s Twine $2.95
119861 1-1/4″ Circle Punch $15.95
119882 Scallop Edge Border Punch $15.95
134363 1/16″ Circle Handheld Punch $8.95
117273 Antique Brads $5.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
129977 Gift Bow Bigz L Die $32.95
n/a Jingle Bells **
** Inexpensive at any Big Box Store.

Posted on : Nov 15 2014
Posted under 3-D Items, Big Shot, Christmas, Stamp Class |

Give Thanks Card

We are having a cool spell here in Southern California and I am hoping the weather stays this way!  I am so ready for true fall like weather and looking forward to winter too!  In honor of this cooler weather, lets enjoy this fall like card.  It uses a technique called “faux suede” that I used on the leaves and on the strip of the Crushed Curry cardstock.

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How to create the “faux suede look”

1. Cut your cardstock to the desired size you want for your piece of faux suede.

2. The trick to achieving this look is to totally break down the fibers in the cardstock.  Run your cardstock over your bone folder – much like the way you would run curling ribbon over your scissor edge to make it curl.

3. Now beginning at the edge or corner, carefully peel away the layers, just like you would divide the layers of a two ply paper towel. What you end up with two pieces of cardstock that have the look of suede on one side. You can complete your project at this point in any way that you wish.

*Tip*

To get the “crumpled look,” I spritzed the cardstock with rubbing alcohol then wadded it up then unfolded it very carefully.

 

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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135155 For All Things Stamp Set $17.95
131199 Crushed Curry Cardstock $6.95
102544 Rose Red Cardstock $6.95
120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
126979 Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
104199 Linen Thread $4.50
133773 Sponge Daubers $4.95
120907 Decorative Label Punch $16.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
127821 Woodgrain Embossing Folder $7.95

Posted on : Nov 13 2014
Posted under Big Shot, Cards, Technique |

UDI Color Challenge #197

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means…another installment of the UDI Color Challenge.  Here is our color inspiration photo.

Color Challenge #197

This weeks color challenge uses a technique called “thumping” or what I call “spanking”.

Steps:

1. Ink up your image with the lightest colored ink pad.

2. Take a darker colored marker and start tapping or “thumping” on the image to add darker spots.

3. Continue to “thump” the marker on the image until you added enough spots to create a marbled look.

4. Huff (breathe heavily) on the stamp to re-moisten the inked image. Now stamp on the cardstock and finish your project.

 

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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135023 Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set $17.95
131203 Soft Sky Cardstock $6.95
108641 Wild Wasabi Cardstock $6.95
102128 Chocolate Chip Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
131181 Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131261 Neutrals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $22.95
131263 Subtles Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $28.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
132140 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon $7.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack $16.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
125598 Labels Collection Framelits $26.95

 

Remember to stop by the UDI Blog and check out what the other Design Team members have created this week.  Remember that you can play along too with these fun color challenges.  I’d love to see what you come up with.

 


Posted on : Nov 11 2014
Posted under Big Shot, Cards, Technique, UDI Color Challenge |

Sweet Little Single Serve

Check out this adorable little single serve coffee and holder.  Remember if you would like to purchase the coffee cups, go to The WEBstaurant Store.  The 4 oz. paper hot cups come in a pack of 50 for $2.79 (#9994W) and the lids come in a pack of 100 for $4.39 (#999L4W).

To create the base start with a 4″ x 4″ piece of cardstock.  Score at 1″ on all four sides.  Then cut up to the score line.  Put your box together, simple enough, right?  For the handle, I used a piece of card stock  measuring 1-7/8″ x 6″ and scored at 1-7/8″ and punch a hole at the top.  The DSP measures 1-3/4″ x 3/4″ (need 4).

 

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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131392 Perfect Blend Stamp Set $10.95
102584 Garden Green Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
135824 Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack $6.95
126980 Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
135840 Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon $6.95
130920 Artisan Label Punch $15.95
119861 1-1/4″ Circle Punch $15.95
131267 Mosaic Punch $15.95

 


Posted on : Nov 08 2014
Posted under 3-D Items |

Coffee & Friends are the Perfect Blend

I am having fun again with the mini coffee cups.  This is a single serve holder and it would look great as a door hanger too!   If you would like to purchase the coffee cups, go to The WEBstaurant Store.  The 4 oz. paper hot cups come in a pack of 50 for $2.79 (#9994W) and the lids come in a pack of 100 for $4.39 (#999L4W).

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For the coffee cup holder:
Smokey Slate:
(1) 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (score at 1-1/4″ on all four sides)
(2) 2-3/4″ x 10″ (score on long side at 2″)
(1) 3″ x 2-3/4″ (score at 1/4″ and 1/2″ on three sides)
All is Calm DSP: (1) 1-3/4″ x 2″
All is Calm DSP: (1) 2-3/4″ x 2″
Whisper White: (1) 2″ x 4″ and Scraps
Pear Pizzazz: Scraps

For mini coffee cup:
All is Calm DSP: (1) 1-3/4″ x 7-1/2″
All is Calm DSP: (1) 7-1/2″ x 3″
Whisper White: Scrap
Pear Pizzazz: Scraps

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Score 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ Smokey Slate card stock at 1-1/4″ on all four sides. Cut to the score line on two opposite sides and fold into a box. Secure box using Sticky Strip. Set aside.
  2. Score both pieces of 2-3/4″ x 10″ Smokey Slate card stock at 2″ on the long side. Using Sticky Strip, adhere the two strips together so that the 2″ scored areas overlap. This creates the sides and bottom of the coffee cup holder.
  3. Place Sticky Strip on the bottom and two opposite sides of the box you created in Step 1.  Remove backing on bottom and adhere to center of the overlapped section of the Smokey Slate strips. Remove backing from one side of the box and adhere side flap to box. Repeat with other flap.
  4. For the handle, measure down about one inch from the top of one of the side flaps and measure 1-3/8″ from one side. Mark with a pencil. Using the Extra-Large Oval Punch, align the pencil mark with the center of one edge of the oval punch and then punch hole. Repeat with the other flap.
  5. Insert ribbon through punched hole and tie a bow.

 

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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131392 Perfect Blend Stamp Set $10.95
134623 Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set $13.95
131201 Pear Pizzazz Cardstock $6.95
131202 Smoky Slate Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
135823 All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
126980 Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
102300 Bone Folder $6.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
104199 Linen Thread $4.50
130011 3/4″ Pear Pizzazz Chevron Ribbon $8.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
119854 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch $16.95
119860 1-3/8″ Circle Punch $15.95
119859 Extra-Large Oval Punch $16.95
133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack $16.95
134363 1/16″ Circle Handheld Punch $8.95

Posted on : Nov 06 2014
Posted under 3-D Items, Photopolymer |

UDI Color Challenge #196

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means…another installment of the UDI Color Challenge.  Here is our color inspiration photo.

Color Challenge #196

Have you ever purchased a stamp set because it brings back childhood memories or some other special reason?  I purchased this stamp set for sentimental reasons, when I was in 7th grade I took a typing class as my elective.  This typewriter looks just like the ones we had in that class.  While the design is fairly simple, I love the  Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper and the look of old worn paper.  I double stamped the typewriter image and paper pierced the “paper” being fed into the typewriter.

 

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Here is a close up of my envelope, I used my Blender Pen to remove the ink from the “H” and “I” and then colored them with the Pool Party Marker.  Remember to never send a “naked” envelope in the mail!

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134204 Tap Tap Tap Stamp Set $18.95
133678 Hello Honey Cardstock $6.95
122924 Pool Party Cardstock $6.95
121044 Basic Gray Cardstock $6.95
101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock $8.50
133704 Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper $12.95
107300 Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes $6.50
131263 Subtles Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $28.95
126982 Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126981 Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
102845 Blender Pens $9.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130911 Circles Collection Framelits $26.95
130102 Deco Labels Collection Framelits $24.95

Remember to stop by the UDI Blog and check out what the other Design Team members have created this week.  Remember that you can play along too with these fun color challenges.  I’d love to see what you come up with.


Posted on : Nov 04 2014
Posted under Big Shot, Cards, UDI Color Challenge |

Simply Stated

It’s back – Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp Set!  This is such a great stamp set that will take you through two holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving).  This card is a CASE from page 25 of the Stampin’ Success magazine that I receive as a demonstrator.  I love that they (Stampin’ Up!) inspires us and encourages us to CASE their projects.

 

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All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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135194 Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp Set $15.95
135773 Mingle All the Way Stamp Set $17.95
120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock $6.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
135819 Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper $10.95
131180 Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126974 Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
126945 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
131259 Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $28.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
103683 Glue Dots $4.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
104199 Linen Thread $4.50
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
135856 Fun Fall Framelits Dies $24.95

Posted on : Nov 01 2014
Posted under Big Shot, Cards, Photopolymer |