Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chocolate Candy Storage Cases

Someone on the Stampin' Demonstrator website discovered that the boxes for this Ferrro Rocher candy make great storage containers for some of our supplies. Chocolate and organizing all in one; gotta love it!

The sizzlits/embosslits fit perfectly in the box as do the Movers & Shapers magnetic dies.  I bought two - one for the dies and for one for the sixxlits/embosslits. I had kept the magnetic dies in their original cardboard boxes.  Since they stacked in the box, I had to dump them to find the one I wanted to use.  This container is much easier.  Plus I got some pretty good chocolate in the deal.

I had checked Target and Kroger for this size container and couldn't find it.  Guess what.  They have them at Walmart.  Not on my list of favorite stores, but it was worth the trip adventure.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Mini Milk Carton

At my workshop Saturday, we made a card and this Mini-Milk Carton.  I think it would be cute to fill it with jelly beans or chocolate eggs for class/co-worker treats.  Of course, you can decorate the carton for any occasion or holiday. 

I used Stampin' Up!'s new mini milk carton die and my big shot.  It cuts and scores so easily; making projects like this easier than they appear!

For some reason,  I had a really difficult time getting a photo of this.  I finally gave up. The colors are actually soft, spring colors.  You can still tell it's pretty cute, though.

Recipe:  Stamp Sets:  Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Eggcoutrement.  Card Stock:  barely banana, old olive, whisper white, regal rose.  Ink:  so saffron.  Accessories:  1/4" certainly celery grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals.  Tools:  sticky strip, 1/8" hole punch, 3/4" and 1" circle punches, 5-petal flower punch, mini milk carton die, big shot.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Bright Upsy Daisy

Good Morning

Once we get through this morning, it is supposed to be a beautiful week.  Lots of sunshine and warm temperatures.  It's Emma's Spring Break so we're getting an extended visit from her.  I'm so excited.

This is the Upsy Daisy card we made at my workshop Saturday morning.  The colors are so different from the other cards I've recently made with that stamp set.  Perfect timing with the bright, warm weather coming!

Recipe:  Stamp Sets:  Upsy Daisy, Flight of the Butterfly.  Card Stock:  bermuda bay, crushed curry, whisper white.  Ink:  old olive, melon mambo.  Accessories:  1/4" pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals.  Tools:  eyelet border.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Curry Upsy Daisy

Apparantly the 2 cards that I recently made with the Upsy Daisy Stamp set sparked some interest.  Some of my friends were on the fence about it like I was and are  now liking what they see.  So I decided to ink it up again before putting in the cabinet. 

Here's one new card.  I made another for my workshop this past Saturday that I will try to show you tomorrow.

Recipe:  Stamp Sets:  Upsy Daisy, God's Blessings.  Card Stock:  crushed curry, whisper white, pretty in pink, razzleberry lemonade dsp.  Ink:  crushed curry, old olive, pretty in pink.  Accessories:  1/2" crushed curry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon dimensionals, pretty in pink & old olive markers.  Tools: scallop trim border punch.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 2010 Stamp-A-Stack Card #4 Bermuda Upsy Daisy

I'm so glad I gave this stamp set a chance.  I just love this card and I think everyone at the workshop did, also.  I guess you could say I'm getting brave - we used glitter AND embossing powder at the same workshop.   Again, there was a choice of 3 different sentiments.

Recipe:  Stamp SetUpsy Daisy.  Card Stock:  bermuda bay, whisper white.  Ink:  bermuda bay, versa-mark.  Accessories:  white embossing powder, silver brads, 1/2" bermuda bay polka-dot ribbon, dimensionals.  Tools:  scallop border punch, heat tool, modern label punch.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 2010 Stamp-A-Stack Card #3 Trendy Trees

Combine a fun layout and cute stamp set and this is what you get.  I didn't get a great picture.  The olive layer is popped up and the tree is not; creating a window effect.  This was the first time a lot of people had used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig so that was fun.  Lots of "ah-ha's"!

Recipe:  Stamp Sets:  Trendy Trees, Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Card Stock:  soft suede, old olive, very vanilla.  Ink:  soft suede, old olive.  Accessories:  1/2" soft suede polka-dot ribbon, dimensionals.  Tools:   sponge, 1-3/4" circle punch, corner rounder, modern paper punch, hole punch.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 2010 Stamp-A-Stack Card #2 Upsy Daisy

This was my first time to use the "Upsy Daisy" stamp set.  It took awhile for it to grow on me, but it did and we've already made 2 cards with it that I really like. I had seen this card and wanted to give it a try.  I didn't like the rose red layer; changed it to old olive and it was much better.  Dazzling Diamonds glitter really set off the flowers.  Too bad, it didn't photograph so well.  Again, a choice of sentiments was offered. 

Recipe:  Stamp Set:  Upsy Daisy.  Card Stock:  whisper white, regal rose, old olive, certainly celery.  Ink:  regal rose.  Accessories:  5/8" regal rose grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter.  Tools:  scallop trim border punch.

Monday, March 22, 2010

March 2010 Stamp-A-Stack Card #1 Butterfly

I hope you are enjoying this cloudy, drizzly Monday! 

This is the first card we made at my Stamp-A-Stacks this past Friday and Saturday.  I originally saw it  here and really liked it.  What's not to like?  Blue is my favorite color, Well-Scripted is a great font stamp set, lots of texture, plus I love the Sweet Pea dsp and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit!

As you may remember, I usually plan for the first card to be fairly simple - as a "warm up" for everyone.  I love it when I find a card that's easy to make AND has a wow factor!  It helps cut down on the whining if there's a card later that is more difficult or requires hand-cutting or REAL bows or knots to be tied.  ☺

As I was flipping through the Sweet Pea designer paper to get the blue stripes, I found the same pattern in pink.  Oh - decisions!  Instead of 2 of the same card, I decided that everyone would make 1 blue and 1 pink.  I offered options for the sentiments.

Recipe:  Stamp Set:  Well- Scripted.  Card Stock:  bashful blue, pretty in pink, so saffron, whisper white, Sweet Pea designer paper.  Ink:  soft suede.  Accessories:  1/2" old olive satin ribbon, glue dots, perfect polka-dots embossing folder.  Tools:  scallop trim border punch, beautiful wings embosslit, big shot.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Don't you just love my new blog design?  I do! 

It was designed by the fabulous Veronica McCollum.  She was so great to work with!  She's very talented, creative and patient.  :0)

OK - so I really should be preparing for my Stamp-A-Stack this evening.  I just had to get on here and say "Yippee!".

I'll be back soon to show you the cards from this weekend!

Wherever you are, I hope your day is as beautiful as it is here today.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Moments Gift Cards

Aren't these just the cutest little gift cards?! They measure 3"x3" and fit in Stampin' Up! gift card envelopes. Great for attaching to gifts!
They were all made with the Happy Moments Stamp Set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are just 2 weeks left to get this exclusive stamp set FREE (with a $50 order).
I'm not sure who the original creator was (I've seen several sets). One was by {this} blogger. I had seen one using Bermuda Bay, and even though I'm a blue person, I preferred the pink.
Recipe: Stamp Set: Happy Moments. Card Stock: whisper white. Ink: pretty in pink, rose red, chocolate chip, so saffron, old olive. Accessories: 1/4" pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon, silver brad, chocolate chip & real red markers. Tools: aqua painter.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stacked Birthday Presents

This is it - the end - last card from my birthday card workshop. I thought this card was so cute when I saw it {here} and was excited to give it a try. There were a lot of pieces to cut, but the stamping and assembling was easy.
I thought it looked like a stack of presents. But most of the workshop attendees thought it was a cake. Hmmm...

Recipe: Stamp Sets: On Your Birthday, Teeny Tiny Wishes. Card Stock: blush blossom, pretty in pink, melon mambo, whisper white, kraft. Ink: pretty in pink, melon mambo. Accessories: 1/2" melon mambo polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" white grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals. Tools: perfect polka-dots embossing folder, big shot, scallop edge punch.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shades of Spring Birthday

This is the 5th of 6 cards from my birthday card workshop. It was really simple - a great "warm up" card. I made very minor changes to {this} card.
The scalloped squares were punched from the Shades of Spring designer paper that's available in the Occasions Mini Catalog through April 30. Some of the prints in this pack are very large, but small pieces of them still look great.
Recipe: Stamp Sets: Well Scripted, On Your Birthday. Card Stock: certainly celery, orchid opulence, whisper white, so saffron, glorious green. Ink: certainly celery, orchid opulence. Accessories: dimensionals, white organza ribbon, pink brad. Tools: scallop edge punch, trio flower punch.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Party Hearty Birthday

This is another one of the cards from my birthday card workshop. I found it {here} and liked that it still had the "party" theme yet wasn't too prissy to send to a male. What do you think?
Recipe: Stamp Set: Party Hearty. Card Stock: kraft, whisper white, real red, tempting turquoise, chocolate chip. Ink: chocolate chip, real red, tempting turquoise. Accessories: 1/4" tempting turquoise grosgrain ribbon, 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon. Tools: 3/4" circle punch, perfect polka-dot embossing folder, big shot.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Who Isn't Crazy for Cupcakes?

Another card from my birthday card workshop. It is so much prettier in real life and simpler to make than it appears. I CASEd the card from {here} and she uses similar color combinations a lot and I really like them.
Recipe: Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes. Card Stock: soft suede, so saffron, whisper white, rose red, bermuda bay. Ink: so saffron, black staz-on, bermuda bay. Markers: bermuda bay, sahara sand, regal rose, creamy caramel, so saffron. Accessories: bermuda bay 1/2" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, white gel pen. Tools: scallop edge punch, paper piercer, mat pack.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

2 Birthday Workshop Cards

These are 2 cards from my recent birthday card workshop. I had shown them on my blog before but had not made them at a workshop. I think they are fairly gender and age neutral.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Birthday Card Workshop

Saturday, Febraury 27, I held a Birthday Card Woskshop. It included a Forget-Me-Not Keeper to hold the cards made. We decorated the box. I printed large labels to stick on each of the 12 dividers to record date, card recipients and occasion. I also printed labels for the divider tabs; one for each month of the year.

Whener I have a workshop, I try to have all the materials gathered for each project. Here are the baskets for all 6 cards lined up on my craft counter.I always try to have a sample of each card on each side of the table so everyone can see what the end result will be. I did that, but I also had all the samples displayed on my dry erase board. This was a special workshop. It included more projects, prizes and lunch. Yes, I did say prizes. Each person had a tag in one of their packets that corresponded with a tag on a prize. Prizes included a hostess paper pack, new stamp sets, card packs and a border edge punch.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pocket Thank-You Cards

I found this card on the great Becky Robert's blog {here}. I loved everything about it! I needed thank you cards for my birthday and for February orders, so I made a whole bunch of these. They were so fun to make.
I used all of this pattern of my Sending Love Specialty paper. That's quite an accomplishment. I tend to hoard pretty papers.

Recipe: Stamp Sets: Thank You Kindly, Flower Fancy. Card Stock: pretty in pink, basic black, whisper white, sending love specialty. Ink: black staz-on, pretty in pink. Accessories: 1/4" pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals. Tools: SAMJ, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, trio flower punch, 1/4" circle punch, corner rounder.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Krafty Vintage Vogue

I always thought of kraft card stock as being masculine or very casual, but not I also like it for this vintage looking card. I CASEd this card from {this} blog. I've never met Heather (the blogger/stamper) but am so impressed with her. She makes great projects daily and has 4 small children.
I almost used this card for a Stamp-A-Stack but selected others. Too many choices!

Recipe: Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue. Card Stock: kraft, pale plum, rich razzleberry, whisper white. Ink: chocolate chip, rich razzleberry, pale plum. Accessories: kraft taffeta ribbon. Tools: 1-1/2, 1-3/4 and 2" circle punches, scallop trim border punch, sponge.
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