Sunday, December 20, 2009

Card Box

I made this fun box for my little sister for Christmas to hold a bunch of my homemade cards! I think she's gonna love it! She loves cherries! I used the Stampin' Up! cherries DSP (thanks Jeanne!) and some fun red striped DSP for the edges. The ribbons make it look so cute! I cut the "cards" out with my Cricut and the cherry stamp is from the Tart and Tangy stamp set stamped with Real Red and Old Olive! I love the scallop circle punch and it makes the little medallion look so adorable! What do ya think? Think she'll like it!?! I hope so! The blank white lunchbox was from Oriental Trading... Love them!

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

November Five for $5

My November Five for $5 was a lot of fun and we put together these five fabulous Christmas cards! I had a lot of fun designing them and more fun making them with friends! Check them out!
This one used the Season of Friendship stamp set, Close to Cocoa ink, Real Red ink, Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue ink along with Close to Cocoa card and white paper, Bashful Blue DSP and the paper piercing template from the Mat Pack. What makes it special is the Dazzling Diamonds glitter that I sprinkled here and there on the snowflakes! Cute and versatile, this card could work for Christmas or New Years!
This card used the Delightful Decorations stamp set and matching Ornament punch. I stamped three ornaments in Real Red ink and then punched them out, folded them in half and glued them together to form the 3D ornament. The brown scroll stamp is from the Baroque Motifs stamp set, in Close to Cocoa ink. The Merry Christmas is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set stamped in Close to Cocoa ink. The crimped paper is Handsome Hunter and the card face is Crushed Curry. The card base is white. This is great because it folds flat to mail and then pops up to make a statement when it's free from the envelope! Fun!

On this card, I used silver embossing powder to emboss the ornament topper from the Sweet Centers stamp set. Then I punched a 1 3/4" circle with the punch from retired DSP and popped it up with a Stampin' Dimensional. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in Bravo Burgundy and I cut the Top Note from Garden Green with Jeanne's Big Shot! The red is an old retired color (Cranberry Crisp) that I was trying to use up and the card base is white.

These cute snowmen and sentiment are from a Hostess set - The More the Merrier - stamped in Real Red ink. I colored their scarves and hats with chalk and the blender pens. I crimped a piece of Kraft cardstock to put behind the white cardstock. The red gingham ribbon is a nice touch, stapled to the white. I stamped a snowflake from the Holiday Blitz set with Real Red ink on the Real Red card. The scallop punch maked for a darling edge with a white strip pasted along behind it for contrast! Easy!

Here was a fun way to use the Sweet Treat cups! I filled them with chunky white and silver glitter and used the Two Cool Dudes set as the inside, stamped in Real Red ink. The snowflake from the Season of Friendship set is stamped in Glorious Green ink on the Glorious Green card front. The sentiment, from Two Cool Dudes, is stamped in Close to Cocoa ink on Close to Cocoa paper and I punched the red strip with the Eyelet border punch. The white snowflake is an ancient punch I've had for ages and I'm not sure where it's from, but it's NOT Stampin' Up! The card is just pasted together and makes for a really fun version of a shaker card! I love the new Sweet Treat cups and the matching Sweet Centers stamp set! So fun!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Huge Holiday SALE!

There are tons of HOLIDAY items on sale at my business website  from November 23rd through the 30th! You don't want to miss out! The bundles go really quick so take a minute to check and see if there are any items on sale that you've been wanting! Some things are discounted up to 50%!! Also, if you purchase $50 worth of goodies from the Holiday Gift Guide brochure, you can get a FREE Decor Elements piece - up to a $16.95 value! Just click on SHOP NOW under my name!! Go see!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Boutique Goods!

I have been sooooo busy! Making and making and making... for this boutique I did at my friend's home! I made lots of fun stuff and my sister, Rebecca, and Mother sent some fun things too! It was this past Saturday and I earned about a hundred bucks... not bad for my first boutique! I plan on selling the rest of the stuff on eBay... so keep a look out there if you want anything!

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gift Card Holders!

I made these cuties with my Cricut! Too fun! They were super easy to put together and I think they turned out perfect! I'm hoping to sell them at my upcoming boutique! (More details about that later!) or on Ebay for some extra Christmas money! Who can't use more of that! Hee hee!
What do ya think?!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Crafty Sister!

Warning: Shameless Plug...

So, I have this super crafty sister named Rebecca. She totally rocks and she has been my catalyst for everything crafty in my life! She makes the most amazing stuff!! And YOU can see it and buy it! Just head on over to her Etsy shop and check her out! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Jeanne's Five for $5

My Downline, Jeanne, hosted a $5 for 5 and I was lucky to attend and make all her fun cards!! Here's her post about the cards she made -everything she wrote is in red! (I added my own photos!)  You MUST go check out her blog at!! 
These are the cards I designed for my $5 for 5 card demonstration Thursday night! (It's been a couple of Thursdays since I went but time just flies!...)

Thanksgiving Card: 

Basecard – Kraft CS 8 ½ x 5 ½, score @ 4 ¼

Pumpkin Pie CS 3 x 3

Kraft CS 2 ¾ x 2 ¾

(4) 1/8” circle punches of Pumpkin Pie CS as “brads”

Scrap piece of PP CS to stamp on

Give Thanks SU turkey stamp

Stamp on scrap cardstock in Versamark ink, then heat emboss with gold powder. Punch out image with SU scallop square punch.
Punch Kraft square with SU scallop border punch. Turn punch over to see the bottom of the punch, and put the cardstock in all the way and center it, then punch. Do this on the remaining three sides.
Adhere turkey square onto the Kraft square, and then adhere that onto the larger orange square and place on the upper half of the card. If you’d like, use the SU marker in Pumpkin Pie to do some “doodling” on the Kraft section.
Stamp the SU Wandering Words stamp on the lower half of card in Pumpkin Pie classic ink.

Cardinal Christmas Card: 

White base card 8 ½ x 5 ½, scored at 4 ¼

Red designer paper, used for top note die cut

Black card stock, cut in scalloped oval

White/silver/confetti vellum, cut into oval, then use Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Scrap piece of white CS

Red modern label punch out

2 black brads
Red 1 ¾” circle punch, cut top off at an angle for body
Red 1 3/8” circle punch, cut in half, for lower half of wing
Red, 1 scallop circle punch, cut off 5 scallops, for upper half wing
Red, 2 word window punches, for tail feathers
Brown, Boho flower punch, two small scallops, for feet
Black, ½ WW punch, for eye area
Yellow, Triangle, beak

Adhere red DP top note on the center front of your base card. Adhere oval vellum on the black CS, then attach both on the center of the top note.
Assemble cardinal. Glue black word window punch where you want the eye area to be. Trim off excess along curve of circle punch. Use white gel pen to draw on eye. Glue scallop circle on top of the ½ circle punch, matching straight edges. Use pop dots to attach to body. Glue tail feathers (word window punches) on to the back of body. Glue on feet and beak.
Stamp “Merry Christmas” on scrap white CS from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes set. Punch out with word window punch and adhere to red modern label punch out. Trim with black brads and attach to card with pop dots.

Gold Foil Christmas Tree Card: 

Soft Suede CS 8 ½ x 5 ½, scored at 4 ¼

Designer paper front 3 ¾ x 5 ¼

Designer paper inside trim, ¾ x 5 ½

Soft Suede polka dot ribbon 16 ½ “

Metallic gold foil, Cuttlebug Christmas tree folder, cut out tree

Adhere strip on the inside, right edge of card. Stamp “Merry Christmas” from the Holiday Best SU hostess set, on the inside of card. Use scallop border punch on the right side of the front card edge. Glue designer paper to front cover, centering on all edges. Attach ribbon on the left side of card. Using pop dots, attach embossed tree.

Mosaic Christmas Card:

Bashful blue card stock 8 ½ x 5 ½, scored at 4 ¼

Sticky paper 2 1/8 x 5 ½

Bashful blue designer paper, cut into random geometric shapes

Whisper white organza ribbon 9”

White cardstock scrap

Silver vellum, wide oval punch

Arrange designer paper pieces on sticky paper, giving even space between pieces. Trim edges to match sticky paper when finished. Put silver embossing powder on piece, then brush off excess off ds pieces. Heat emboss. Let cool a minute, then tie on ribbon at the top.
Use bashful blue classic ink to stamp on right side of card front, using SU Serene Snowflakes set. Glue on mosaic strip on the left side of card front. Stamp Season’s Greetings from SU Snow Swirled set, then punch out with scalloped oval punch. Adhere scallop punch to silver vellum punch. Use pop dots to adhere greeting to card front.

Christmas Tree Pop-Up Card:

Always Artichoke CS 11 x 4 ¼,

- scored at 1”, 2 ¾”, 3 ¾”, 5 1/2”, then turn to other side and score at 1”, 2 ¾ “, 3 ¾”.

- Cut slit on the 5 ½” score line, 3 ¼” long, centered on the score line.

- Put sticky strip on both bottom edges (4 ¼” side)

- Stamp snowflakes (SU Serene Snowflakes) on the top side of card stock.

- Use bone folder to fold on score lines.

Insert card:
Always artichoke 5 ½” x 3”
Whisper white 5” x 2 ¾”

On white cs stamp Christmas tree (always artichoke ink) & star (summer sun ink) with SU Snow Swirled set. Sponge edges with ruby red ink, then attach to always artichoke cs. Use Dazzling Diamond glitter on star and snowflakes on the tree with a two way glue pen.
Push insert card up from the bottom, through the long strip’s slit. Attach bottom of insert to the sticky strip along front edge, matching edges precisely and centering. Then attach back half’s sticky strip to the back edge of insert and front edge, matching edges precisely. Push down on strip to pop up card.
Cut whisper white CS for the front edge of card: 4” x 1 ¾” (on left side), ¾” high on the right side. Sponge edges in ruby red ink. Stamp greeting on the upper left hand side in ruby red. Punch hole on CS where you want to attach red felt snowflake; attach with a silver brad. Glue CS on to card front. Tie on always artichoke ribbon to the lower card front and tuck under snowflake.

Sorry they're not in order... but here are my photos!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Boy Birthday Cards!

I cut this Dinosaur with my Cricut! Way cool! Super easy card! The background paper and brown paper are not SU! but the rest is!

Another super easy boy Birthday card... Simply punch the Large Star and stamp a strip of cardstock... glue on the patterned paper and ta da!

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Monogram Card

I made this card to send to a friend for her birthday. The pattern paper is not from Stampin' Up! and the "a" is a sticker, but the rest is Stampin' Up! paper and punches. It was a quick and easy card... Just what I need these days!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Five for $5 in October!!

Jeanne is hosting the Five for $5 in October in her home!! She is the newest member of my crew and she is AMAZING!! She is so excited to have a chance to use all her fun supplies and I know whatever we make will totally rock!!
If you'd like to come... just let me know! There is limited space so if you want to come you need to reserve your spot quickly! It's next Thursday, October 22nd, at 7pm and I can get you the specifics if you're interested!! Just leave me a comment, email or call me!!

Big Shot Rocks!!

I went and played with the Big Shot at my friend's home the other day... It totally ROCKS!! She had the new Movers and Shakers dies and they are amazing. It really made me want to get a Big Shot now!! My hubs bought me the Cricut machine for my birthday last year and I LOVE it and had thought that I didn't need the Big Shot... but now I may be changing my mind!! Just take a look at the adorable cards I made! And they were sooooo easy!! You just position the die on the magnetic part and run it through the Big Shot! It cuts the image wherever you place the die!! So fun!

Merry Christmas is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. The card is Kraft and I used Chocolate Chip ink and ribbon. The striped ribbon is just a bit from my miscellaneous bag... The star is punched with the Large Star punch from the beautiful Christmas Designer Series Paper!! So pretty!

This card is Bashful Blue and I used Bashful Blue ink and another sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set - get well wishes. They punch out so perfectly with the Word Window punch! The rest of the paper is old and retired paper from my scrap bin. I did use the Curly Label punch and the Heart to Heart punch. I also paper pierced under the green strip! Very cute!!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September Five for $5 - #5

There are so many fun Christmas sets in the Holiday Mini and I just had to make a card with the Delightful Decorations set and matching punch!! (116517 $21.95-stamps, 116794 $15.95-punch) The card is Whisper White with the cute snowflake stamped in Old Olive. The strip of green is Old Olive (my personal favorite color ever!) and the red is Real Red. I punched the ornament out and then stamped an ornament to fit in the hole in Old Olive and punched that out too! I chalked the edges with red and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the ornament and the "string" holding it! It was easy and the result is AWESOME! Especially with the glitter! This picture doesn't do it justice!
Thanks for looking and if you'd like to be invited to my next Five for $5 just leave me a comment with your email! I try to hold them monthly!

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September Five for $5 - #4

Here's the next cutie from last night! I LOVE the Season of Friendship set!!! (111776 - $23.95) This tree is amazing! I saw a similar card on Splitcoast Stampers and had to try a Jack-o-lantern tree! The pumpkin and spider stamps are from the Eat, Drink & Be Scary set (111764 - $18.95) and the sentiment is from the All Holidays set. I stamped the tree in Chocolate Chip ink on a Whisper White card then added Old Olive leaves and Pumpkin Pie pumpkins with Summer Sun faces. The sentiment and spider are stamped in Basic Black and the strip of Old Olive makes a great accent! Three of the pumpkins are trimmed around and popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some variety. I really like the way it turned out! Jeanne tried stamping some of her leaves in Fall colors and it turned out super cute too! I love doing Five for $5 parties because I love to see how creative people are! She just took my idea and made it hers. Love it!
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