Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Another Bronze Shimmer Card

Inside of Card

Here's another card using the Homemade Bronze Shimmer paint. You really have to see the shimmer in real life, it is beautiful. This one was my first card using the Bronze Shimmer but I thought for a class card yesterday's card would be easier to mass produce. I used some of the Retired Rope Twine (#113017). If you missed this rope twine last year or need more, this is one of the few great buys on Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack. Just click on the "Shop Now" Button.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Deals of the Week

Week 4 Deals of the Week

Princess Party Kit #116214
Price: $9.99
You can make your princess's fantasies come true with our Princess Party kit. Your little princess and seven of her ladies-in-waiting can celebrate a splendid happily-ever-after complete with invitations, decorations, and dazzling crowns to create and wear.
■ Contains products to create invitations, crowns, purse boxes, banner, and food toppers for eight
■ Coordinates with the Princess Time stamp set and Princess personalized name stamp

Pirate Party Kit #116213
Price: $9.99
Hoist the Jolly Roger and get ready to have a swashbuckling good time! Gather your little buccaneer and his or her mateys for a pirate party of the finest sort, complete with invitations, decorations, and eye patches to create and wear. This kit contains products you need to create party invitations and decorations for eight guests.
■ Contains products to create invitations, eye patches, banner, treasure boxes, and food toppers for eight
■ Coordinates with our Pirate Time stamp set and Pirate personalized name stamp

**This is the last Deal of the Week - This Deal Ends - October 31, 2009 - Online Orders 11:50 PM (MT)

Winter Post Meets Bronze Shimmer

Card Front

Inside of Card

Here's another type of pocket card but this pocket is on the inside of the card. The card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; scored at 1/2" and 4 1/2". This card will be offered in my December Christmas Card Class. I used a few drops of Chocolate Chip re-inker mixed with the Champagne Mist Shimmer paint (#116806). I love the Bronze Shimmer on the Kraft and Real Red. It has a beautiful shimmer in real life and is fairly easy to reproduce.

I used one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets "Winter Post" (#111780) and the Christmas Punch Stamp set (#115366, Hostess Level 2).

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

November Christmas Card Class

One - Pocket Card

Santa Embossed

Dasher Embossed

Here's the three designs for the Christmas Cards Stamp-a-Stack Class that is being offered at Ceramics and More located in Waldorf, MD.

Class Cost: $35.00

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2009

3 different card designs - 24 total cards/envelopes

Cards are pre-cut and scored. All you will need to do is stamp, emboss, punch and assemble. Please Bring: your preferred adhesive.

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Deadline to sign up is October 31st.

Send me an email if you want to attend this class.
Thanks for looking,

Good Cheer Pocket Card

Here's two Pocket Christmas Cards with different color schemes (Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke / Garden Green and Real Red). I always send Christmas Cards with a picture of my kids and I know other people do to, so I like to show a few different card designs for this purpose. These cards are very easy to make, directions for the pocket card can be found on Splitcoaststampers.

I sprayed each card with some homemade shimmer mist using Stampin' Up! Champagne Shimmer Paint (#116806).

One of these cards will be in my December Christmas Card Class. I have to pick which color. My favorite is the Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Photo Wallet Tutorial

Here's the tutorial for the Photo Wallet. I came across Amy Celona's version of the photo wallet about a year ago and did not have her size envelopes. I changed the directions to work with Stampin' Up! Small Open End Envelopes. I made the wallet a little bigger and I also used a Top Note for the flap. Of course the envelopes that I am using today are a retired color. They now only come in Whisper White. I do wish they bring back the Very Vanilla and the Kraft in the Small Open End Envelopes.
Supplies Needed:

1 - Chocolate Chip Cardstock (#107102) - 12" x 4 1/4"; Scored at 3 5/8", 3 3/4", 7 1/2", 7 5/8", 11 3/8, 11 5/8"
1 - Real Red Cardstock (#106545) - cut with "Top Note" die - (#113462)
1 - Piece of Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (#115672) cut for front of wallet - 4" x 3 1/2"
3 - Small Open End Envelopes - (Very Vanilla - Retired) Cut to 4" long
3 - Inside Pages - 3 1/2" x 5" scored @ 1" - Red, Garden Green, and Chocolate Chip
3 - Slide outs - 3 7/8" x 3 3/8" - Red, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip
3 - sets of Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (#115672) - 1 set photo corners, 1 set Curly Label, (2-pieces) of 1" x 3 1/2"
Velcro Dots
Photo Corner Punch - (#109042)
Curly Label Punch - (#112208)
Scallop Oval Punch (#114889)

1. Score an 1/4" in the middle of the top note. I found it was easier to use my score-it for this step.

2. Apply Sticky Strip Tape to the back inside of the top note and on the top flap of the wallet. Like shown above. Do not take the other strip off of the tape yet.

3. Make sure the Top Note folds correctly and is centered over the wallet.

4. Setting the top of the wallet on the table, let go of the front of the top note and remove the strip of the sticky tape and adhere it to the wallet flap.
5. Now do the back side of the top note. Remove the strips from the tape and adhere the top note to the back side of the wallet.
6. Punch the open flap of the envelopes using the Curly Label Punch. Leaving an 1" gap from the closed end, stamp your envelopes with whatever images you want. (you sure do this before you adhere in case you mess up). Lay your wallet inside pieces out and adhere using Sticky strip tape. The middle page should be in the reversed direction of the top and bottom flaps, it just folds better. (See below).
7. Attach the remaining pieces and ribbon to the wallet.
8. Attach your ribbon to the front DSP piece before adhering it to the front of the wallet.
9. Finish the ribbon and attach your Velcro dot, just under the top note flap.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment or send me an email.
Thanks for looking,
**PDF Version of the Tutorial

Spooky Spider on Canvas

Sorry it has been such a long time since my last post. I decided last month that we should paint our main living area and hallways. I thought the sooner the better. Of course I am the painter in the family which meant I just added another job to my list of things to do, but I so wanted the house painted before the holidays. Needless to say, I have been busy with painting, getting ready for scrapbook Camp, crop, In-Home workshop and all the other duties that involve being a wife and mother of 3.

For those that know me, I am always thinking of things to make and do, and sometimes, my mind works better when I am stressed or doing multiple things at once (which seems to be all the time..hahaha). While I was painting my house, I was thinking about Stampin' Up! Decor Elements and how I could use them in my house. I really like the Holiday images but did not want to put them on my walls because I could not reuse them. So I decided to use the same paint from my walls and went out and bought a three pack of the 18X20 canvas boards and a decorative frame from the local craft store. I painted the canvas boards with the same paint I used on the walls and decided to use the "Spooky Spider" image during Halloween. I will change the canvas out with each Holiday. I am thinking about the "Season of Blessing" during Thanksgiving, "Dasher" or "Jingle all the Way" for Christmas and the "Tree, Thoughts and Prayers" for our everyday image.

How easy and simple is that? Definitely a cool idea! So what about you, have you looked at the "Definitely Decorative" catalog from Stampin' Up!? There are so many possibilities, take a look, the link is located on the left sidebar of my blog.

Check back later today, I am going to post the directions for the Photo Wallet. I wanted to wait until I had the In-home Workshop, which was this past Thursday.

Thanks for looking.