Cards, Designer Fabric

Tea for Two Dress Card

This is the same layout as a card I posted the other day but I changed the colors and used Designer Fabric for the skirt.

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
111352 Baja Breeze Card Stock $6.95
101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock $8.50
101179 Basic Black Classic Ink $5.95
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
122964 1/8″ Baja Breeze Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
126869 5/8″ Vanilla Flower Trim $6.95
119247 Pearl Basic Jewels $4.95
129308 Tea for Two Designer Fabric $9.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
130101 Dress Up Framelits Dies $24.95
127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies $24.95
127819 Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
3-D Items, Designer Fabric

Essentials Fabric Flower

While attending convention over the summer, I learned how to make this gorgeous fabric flower.  You cut 10 flowers from the Flowers Folds XL die (largest flower).

Then fold in half but overlap it just a bit.

Then fold in half again.  It looks like a heart.

Now stitch the point together so that it is secure.

Once you have all 10 petals ready, adhere them onto a piece of felt with hot glue.  This photo just shows the back side to show the felt.

Ok, ready to start stacking more petals?

Keep gluing the petals inward and fluff the petals while adhering with hot glue.

Now to finish it off.  I added a designer faceted button.

Add a pin back with some hot glue on the back side of the felt.

The final look on my jacket!

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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126892 Essentials Designer Fabric $29.95
104199 Natural Linen Thread $4.50
127555 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons $5.95
127853 Silicone Craft Sheet $  5.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
115970 Flower Folds Bigz XL Die $42.95
n/a Hot Glue Gun **
n/a Pin Back **
** Inexpensive at any Big Box Store.
Designer Fabric, SU! Promotions

Got Fabric?

I wanted to let you know about a special that just came through with Stampin’ Up!  If you love fabric, you will love this special offer.

Item Description Price
121716 Deck the Halls Designer Fabric $0.99
121715 Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric $0.99
121817 Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric $0.99
121818 Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric $0.99

You can order as many as you want but realize these will go QUICKLY.  You can order directly from my Online Store or send me an email and I will order them for you.

3-D Items, Designer Fabric

Funky Fabric Ring

Not sure what gave me this idea but here you go!  Talk about fabulous!  Sorry about the photo, I need a manicure!

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
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113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
114526 Circles #2 Originals Die $15.95
115971 Blossom Party Originals Die $17.95
126894 Comfort Café Designer Fabric $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
127554 Naturals Designer Buttons $4.95
n/a Hot Glue Gun **
n/a Colored Felt **
n/a Basic Ring **
** Inexpensive at any Big Box Store.
3-D Items, Big Shot, Designer Fabric

Summer Smooched iPod Case

My hubby bought me an iPod Touch for my birthday.  Since I will be carrying it in my purse, I wanted to protect it, so why not make a little pouch for it.  I admit, I am not a great sewer by any means and this is just the first prototype.  I need to make another one slightly bigger to hold my ear buds.

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95
124262 White Baker’s Twine $2.95
117286 5/8″ Real Red Satin Ribbon $8.95
119747 Brights Designer Buttons $8.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
n/a Velcro Dots **
n/a Perfect Setting XL Bigz Die ***
** Inexpensive at any Big Box Store.
*** This item is no longer available.
3-D Items, Designer Fabric

Tissue Holder

I have been wanting to purchase a sewing machine for a while now and I finally got myself one last month ~ Merry Christmas to me!  Now, I am not a seamstress by any means and can sew a straight line (well pretty straight) and sew on a button!  Well, I saw a tutorial to make this cute tissue holder and it was simple enough (really, even a novice like me could do it)!  I really liked the idea of using all three designs of the new Twitterpated Designer Fabric, which is now available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
125412 Twitterpated Designer Fabric $9.95
125579 Twitterpated Designer Buttons $6.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
121812 Fun Flowers Bigz L Die $32.95
115604 Fleurettes II $9.95
Cards, Demonstrator Meeting, Designer Fabric

Shabby Chic Swap Card

We had our monthly demonstrator group meeting yesterday.  Some of us were stuck in snow or sick so the group turn out was very small.  The few of us that did show up were very brave to drive in the torrential downpour we had here in Southern California.  As a native Californian, I don’t recall the rain ever to be that heavy for such a long period of time.  Here in Valencia we had over 7 inches of rain just over a two day period.  On the good side, I finally got a chance to wear my brand new rain boots!

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
122000 Baby Blossoms Stamp Set $19.95
122270 You’re a Gem Stamp Set $11.95
116519 Charming Stamp Set $19.95
102544 Rose Red Card Stock $6.95
101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock $8.50
101778 Rose Red Classic Ink $5.95
105219 Always Artichoke Classic Ink $5.95
109010 River Rock Classic Ink $5.95
104152 Paper Cutter $24.95
108360 Craft & Paper Scissors $29.95
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
104045 Anywhere Glue Stick $3.95
121817 Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric $9.95
119247 Basic Pearls $4.95
118480 Chantilly 1/2″ Crochet Trim $6.95
119884 Scallop Square Extra-Large Punch $16.95
119861 1-1/4″ Circle Large Punch $15.95
119855 1-3/4″ x 7/8″ Oval Large Punch $15.95
119863 1-3/8″ x 5/8″ Oval Large Punch $15.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
115958 Lattice Bigz Die $21.95
117335 Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Demonstrator Meeting, Designer Fabric, Recipe

Down-line Meeting

Today I was the hostess with the mostess for my groups down-line meeting (please read all the way through this post).  It was a lot of fun to see new faces and catch up with the old.  I provided the make & take for today’s meeting and hopefully everyone will remember to wear them at our future meetings ~ hint, hint!  This name tag idea was shown on stage at Leadership (I think it was Carrie Cudney) and really is a fun way to get a small sample of our Designer Fabric and fun brads into our customers hands.

Here is my supply list to make this project.  I cut my strips into 1/2″ x 6″ .  To give it a shabby chic look, you can cut your strip a little wider and pull the edges so that they fray a little.  I also used low-temp glue to adhere the pin back.

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
102316 Naturals White Card Stock $7.50
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
116819 Table Setting Bigz XL Die $42.95
104152 Paper Cutter $24.95
121818 Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric $9.95
121880 Sweet Stitches Fabric Designer Brads $6.95
116631 Paper Piercing Tool $3.50
105826 Mat Pack $9.95
104045 Anywhere Glue Stick $3.95
n/a Hot Glue Gun **
n/a Pin Back **
** Inexpensive at any Big Box Store.

At any group gathering, while we love to share it really is all about the food!  So here is a photo of the spread that I made.  I also introduced two new recipes that were the absolute bomb.  These girls ate all that dip and didn’t touch the veggies!  : )

Here are the recipes that were requested by many.  Enjoy!

Oreo Cookie Balls

Ingredients

1-package of Oreo Cookies

1-8oz. package of Cream Cheese (brick)

4oz. White Chocolate Almond Bark (I also used Milk Chocolate Almond Bark)

Directions

1. Blend Oreos in a food processor until a fine powder.

2. Add cream cheese to Oreo crumbs and blend until it is dough-like.

3. Chill mixture for 15 minutes then roll into bite size balls.  Chill balls for 15 minutes.

4. Melt almond bark in microwave (according to package).  Dip chilled balls in melted chocolate using a fork so chocolate will drip off.  Set covered cookie balls onto a sheet of waxed paper and let set aprox. 30 minutes.  If using decorations (i.e., sprinkles or decorative candies do so before chocolate sets).

Hot Bean Dip

Ingredients

1 can refried beans

8 oz. cream cheese

8 oz. sour cream

2 c. shredded Mexican cheese

1/4 c. taco seasoning

1 small can chopped green chilies – drained)

* hot sauce to taste

Directions

1. Combine the refired beans, sour cream and cream cheese in a mixing bowl.

2. Add all but 1/2 c. of the shredded cheese (save to put it on top).

3. Mix in the taco seasoning, chillies and hot sauce.

4. Place in baking dish and add the remaining cheese on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes (until bubbly)

3-D Items, Designer Fabric

Fabric Wreath

This project was inspired by page 190 in the Idea Book & Catalog.  If you have been following my blog for the past several weeks you will see that I have been using the Designer Fabric a lot!  Can I just say that I {LOVE} it and hope we carry it on a permanent basis, at least I am crossing my fingers that it makes it into the next IBC!

I purchased a wire wreath frame and tied 1″x6″ strips of fabric to it.  I just used a single knot, nothing fancy and spent about two hours in front of the TV.  Once you are done, have a lint roller nearby as you will be covered with the little threads from the fabric!

Here is the wire frame.  The next photo shows the tag.

Here is the completed project.  It now hangs on the door in the kitchen leading to the garage.  I might keep it up year long as the fabric is not just for the holidays.  It really has a vintage look to it and really makes a statement, don’t you think?

Here is a closeup of the fabric.

Here is the backside of the wreath.

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
121716 Deck the Halls Designer Fabric $9.95
108360 Craft & Paper Scissors $29.95
n/a Wreath Frame **
** Inexpensive at any Big Box Store.

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3-D Items, Big Shot, Designer Fabric

Fabric Coasters

I wanted to make some fabric coasters for my home as I have had family and friends over during the holidays.  These were sure the conversation piece, I even have a few orders!

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
121716 Deck the Halls Designer Fabric $9.95
121002 Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons $8.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
115950 Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die $21.95
104045 Anywhere Glue Stick $3.95
n/a Cotton Batting **
n/a Crochet Thread **
** Inexpensive at any Big Box Store.

TO PLACE AN ORDER – CLICK HERE TO ORDER STAMPIN’ UP! ON-LINE 24/7: Stampin’ Up! rubber stamps & supplies. Stamping and scrapbooking classes, stamping clubs and events using all Stampin Up products.

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
121716 Deck the Halls Designer Fabric $9.95
108360 Craft & Paper Scissors $29.95
n/a Wreath Frame **
** Inexpensive at any Big Box Store.