Saturday, January 31, 2009

Klennex box

My bosses birthday was this past week. She said all she wanted was a box of Klennex for her office. Well I couldn't just give her a plain box, I had to decorate it. This is what I came up with. The box already had the blue wavy pattern on it so I matched it up with some Stampin' Up! colors.

Stamps: Petal Pizzaz

Ink: Brocade Blue, Pretty In Pink, Sage Shadow

CS: White, Sage Shadow

Other: Ribbons, Scallop Edge Punch, Pop Dots

Monday, January 26, 2009

Petal Pizzaz

I needed to make some birthday cards to replenish my stash. I saw this great card on Jan Tinklenberg's blog so I cased it. I changed the word stamp set and the ribbon and didn't use the dots background but otherwise it is the same as her card. The first picture is the card and envelope, the other picture is the inside of the card. I got tired of boring plain insides so I have started decorating those too.
Stamps: Petal Pizzaz, Happy Everything
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
CS: White, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Other: Ribbon, Flower Brads, Chocolate Chip Marker, Dimentionals

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lil' Pea-Nut

This is a cute set that I just picked up at Archivers. It is made by Our Craft Lounge. I stamped the hat and balloons seperate and cut them out then popped them up on the front of the card.
Stamps: Lil' Pea-Nut
Ink: Brilliance Black
CS: White, Bordering Blue, Kraft, Designer (all Stampin' Up!)
Other: Copic Markers, Pop Dots, little half beads

Friday, January 23, 2009

Crafty Secrets

A couple of weeks ago when a bunch of us met at Archiver's Lisa Zappa gave us all a vintage BINGO card and challenged us to create something with it. This is what I did. She let me use her new Crafty Secrets stamp set called Lucky Wishes. Make sure to click on the picture to make it bigger so you can see all of the details.
Stamps: Lucky Wishes by Crafty Secrets
Ink: Black Stampin' Up!
CS: Urban Garden, White and Grey from Stampin' Up!
Other: Markers, ribbons, brads and pop dops.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Goody Goody Gumdrops part two

Here is another card with the hostess set. I want to have a few congratulations cards around so I thought this was a cute idea. The diamonds are filled in with glitter. The background on the Apricot paper is done with the Big Shot and a new texture plate. The corners are made by putting the corner of the paper into the Border Scallop Punch upside down and just sort of eyeballing where you want it to cut.

Stamps: Goody Goody Gumdrops

Ink: Black

CS: Apricot Appeal, Kraft, Vanilla, Bashful Blue

Other: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Kraft ribbon, Apricot Appeal Marker, Square Scallop Punch, Border Scallop Punch, Big Shot, Texture plate

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Goody Goody Gumdrops

I just love that saying! I had to have this set when I saw it. One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demo is the ability to preorder hostess stamp sets. This is a level three hostess set in the new catalog. I stamped the gumdrops and then cut them all out and kind of tossed them on the paper. Then I glued some down and popped some up.

Stamps: Goody Goody Gumdrops

Ink: Black

CS: White, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Green Galore, Gable Green

Other: Tempting Turquoise and Apricot ribbon

Sunday, January 18, 2009


This is another card using the new Sale a Bration set Congrats. I also used the paper pack and ribbon again. The flower stamp is a new set that will be in the catalog that starts on Monday. I inked it up with So Saffron first then rolled the edges of the stamp in the Bashful Blue ink to get the two colors.

Stamps: Congrats, Petal Pizzazz

Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand

CS: White, Delicate Dots, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron

Other: Ribbon, Top Note Die, Big Shot, lots of circle punches

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sale A Bration

Sale a Bration starts next month! This is one of the stamp sets that you can choose for free with a $50 order. The Ribbon and the patterned paper are also items that you can get free with a $50 order.

The cool dry embossed background on the green is done with a new plate for the Big Shot machine. The flowers are also made with the Big Shot.

Stamps: Congrats

Ink: Black

CS: Certainly Celery, White, Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Delicate Dots

Other: Big Shot, Spring Flowers Dies, Texture Plates Kit #4, Ribbon

Friday, January 16, 2009

And yet another Valentine....

I hope you arn't sick of Valentine's yet. :) I just love this stamp set.

This is made with the Big Shot machine. Just cut out a Scallop circle and shape it into a cone. I used Sticky tape to hold it together. Then stuff it with whatever type of candy that you want. Super quick and easy project. I got the idea from Angie's blog.

Stamps: Love You Much

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red

CS: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, White, Candy Lane

Other: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punches, Aquapainter

Thursday, January 15, 2009

More Love You Much samples

Here is a little treat holder I made for mini hershey bars. The bar is wrapped in designer paper and has a ribbon tied over it. The little holder is just a peice of 3 X 6 1/2 paper scored at 3 3/4 inches and decorated. The red and brown piece is 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 and the white is 2 1/4 X 2 1/4. The stamp is inked with a basic black marker for the birds and the Riding Hood Red ink pad for the heart and the saying. Then I stamped the birds again on designer paper and cut them out and mounted them on top of the the plain white image.
Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Black, Riding Hood Red
CS: Riding Hood Red, White, Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Designer paper
Other: Slot Punch, Ribbon

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Hostess set

This will be a level 2 hostess set in the new Spring/Summer 2009 catalog. It is called Echoes of Kindness. I cased this beautiful card from Deborah Southard on Splitcoast.

Stamps: Echoes of Kindness

Ink: Black Staz On

CS: Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue, Vanilla, Vellum, Urban Garden

Other: Ribbon, Brads, Markers

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bub's the Beaver

I got to stamps some images from Lisa's set last night. Since my sisters birthday is today and I just made the card it will be late so this set fit perfect. It is by Our Craft Lounge and the set is Bub's the Beaver. So cute!

Stamps: Bub's the Beaver

Ink: Black SU!

CS: Always Artichoke, White, Patterned all SU!

Other: Copics

Sunday, January 11, 2009

More Goody Goody Gumdrops

Sooner or later I will get around to actually using the gumdrops in this stamp set. :) This is a quick card I did last night. Six of us got together at Archivers in Woodbury. It was so much fun!! Lisa Zappa set it up for us. The six were Lisa, Amy Rohl, Kathleen Hopperstad, Kristina Lewis, Chris Fuhs and me! Lisa even brought us presents. She gave us each a vintage Bingo card and let us loose to decorate them. I used one of her new stamp sets from Crafty Secrects so I can't post a picture of it yet. I will as soon as it comes out though. It is a very fun set.

Stamps: Goody Goody Gumdrops

Ink: Black

CS: White, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, Rainbow Sherbert

Other: Markers, Punches, Non SU ribbon, Brads

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Birthday Card

This is a new Hostess set that will be in the Spring Summer catalog that starts on January 18th. It is a really cute set with lots of fun smaller images and sayings.

Stamps: Goody Goody Gumdrops

Ink: Black

CS: Summer Picnic, Old Olive, Real Red, White

Other: Ticket Corner Punch, Markers

Saturday, January 3, 2009

One more Valentine card

This is the last one for now, I promise! I got the little white heart shaped doily at the Target $1 spot. The little birds are stamped on two kinds of patterned paper and then cut out. Then they are stamped again on Pink and punched out with the scallop punch and pieced together.

Stamps: Love You Much, All Holidays

Ink: Black

CS: Candy Lane, Pink Pirouette

Other: Doily, Scallop Punch, Heart Punch, Pretty In Pink Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch

Friday, January 2, 2009

Another Valentine

Are you sick of Valentine's yet? I just love this new stamp set. This is a cute little candy bar holder. The first picture is the outside and the second is the inside. It is held shut with a little piece of velcro.

Stamps: Love You Much

CS: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Candy Lane

Ink: Close to Cocoa

Other: Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Heart Punch

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

This is the last year that my daughter will hand out Valentines at school. She will be in middle school next year and apparently its just not cool then. :) So here is what I came up with for this year. Very easy but cute. There is a little pack of M & M's inside.
Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Whie, Real Red
CS: Real Red, White
Other: Target $1 spot ribbon, White embossing powder