Monday, March 31, 2014

Technique Tuesday

This week's Technique Tuesday sample is the Lattice Technique.  I love how this 6x6 came out... the lattice is the featured idea, but the flowers and the colors make everything pop.

Hydrangea Gift Bag

Today I am sharing this cute, but elegant mini gift bag.  I have so many of these little bags and every once in a while I love taking them out and making a gift bag.  Perfect for a small gift or gift card.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Throw Back Thursday Project

Today's Thursday Throwback project is from an old Stampin' Up! Fall Fest meeting.  This project was made with chipboard albums Stampin' Up! used to sell.  You could probably replicate this project using the new Stampin' Up! Heart Framelits.  I love the way the paper and the colors give this an antique, but elegant look.

The side view show how we made the frame stand by using the Stampin' Up! Top Note Die.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Stampin' Up! Easter Egg Mini Box

This is another of my March stamping class projects.  This little box holds 1 Cadbury Chocolate Egg.  The box is made using one piece of 6 x 6 DSP paper.  The little chick is made using the Stampin' Up! Bird Builder Punch (# 117191). Instructions and details are below. 

  • Cut one piece of 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
  • Score at 2" and 4" and turn and score again at 2" and 4"
  • Cut up to the score lines on only 2 sides as seen in the photo (cut up on one side and then the opposite side)
  • Adhere the box on one side and leave the other side open
  • Fold down the middle panel, this makes the base more sturdy
  • Fold down the side panels... this is where you will tuck in your chick 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Technique Tuesday

Today's featured Technique Tuesday sample is the Brayered Rose Technique.  This technique would work great with any Stampin' Up! Embossing Folder.  This would make a very pretty Mother's Day card.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

How to Organize Stampin' Up! Framelits

Today I am sharing how I organize and store my Stampin' Up Framelits.  I like to store my framelits in the Stampin' Up! Clear Mount Stamp Cases (#119105).  I created this template in Powerpoint.  Outside the case I put a picture of the framelit with the name and I did the same on the side panel. 

I plan to perfect the template and make it available for purchase.  More details to come.

Inside the clear mount stamp case I adhered Magnet Sheets to hold the framelits in place.  I purchased the sheets from Staples and they come in a paper pack.  I think they are Printable magnetic sheets so they are thin.  I cut the sheets to measure 5 x 7 and glued them down using red sticky tape.  They fit perfectly in the cases.  The magnetic sheets are so thin I was able to cut them using my paper cutter.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Stampin' Up! Calendars

If you have been following my blog, you know as part of my class projects, we have a coaster calendar series going.  These are the coasters we made for March and April.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

For this week's Throw Back Thursday sample, I am sharing a project I made as a WOW Swap for one of my demonstrator meetings.  I created the template from a box I received with chocolates inside.  I will post the template over the weekend.  Inside the box I stacked up Hershey Chocolate Kisses.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stampin' Up! Easter Basket

Today I am sharing another one of my projects from my March stamping class.  We made these adorable Easter baskets out of 6x6 sheet of Stampin' Up! DSP.  The Template is posted below... it's not the full template, but it should be enough for you to make the basket.  Enjoy.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Stampin' Up! Technique Tuesday

This week's Technique Tuesday sample is "3D Stamping".  It's a very cool technique... gives that blurry look... but in deliberate way. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March Class Projects

This is another one of the projects from my March class.  Supplies:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz and Whisper White card stock, Bird Builder punch, Wisteria Wonder classic ink, the embossing folder is retired, but can easily be replicated with a current embossing folder.  Ears to You stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Class Projects

Today I am sharing the projects from my March stamping class.  As part of my class projects, we have been doing a series of coaster calendars.  Below is a sample of the March and April Calendar page/coaster.  We also made an Easter card, a mini gift bag, Easter basket and Easter egg box.  I will be posting more photos and measurements in the coming days.  Enjoy.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Throw Back Thursdays

This is definitely a "Throw Back Thursday" project.  I made this cute little gift bag from a template I created in Powerpoint.  It's a sweet little gift bag.  Stampin' Up! didn't carry Rhinestones back then... but I think this could use a little bling.  Everything is better with a little bling or glitter.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

More Demo Meeting Projects

One last project from my last Demo Meeting... Happy Birthday Ladder Card.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Technique Tuesday

This Tuesday's featured technique is the Marble Technique.  It's amazing what a few marbles and some ink can do to a blank background.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Card

This was another project from my demonstrator meeting.  Love the way this card turned out using the new Stampin' Up! Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

This project is a throw back, but it certainly still looks pretty and would make a really cute Easter table decoration.  This is a hat box from my local craft store and I decorated it with Stampin' Up! DSP and  decorated the colored eggs with Stampin' Up! rub-ons.

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

More Demo Meeting Projects

This was another project from my demonstrator meeting.  We made a lollipop flower using the Stampin' Up! Blossom Flower Punch and Stampin' Up! Spiral Flower Originals Die.  So cute if you make a bunch of these and put them in a flower pot.  Would make adorable center pieces.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Technique Tuesday

This week's Tuesday Technique is the "Faux Cloisonne" Technique.  Basically it's embossing an image on a magazine page... very pretty.

Demo Meeting Projects

It's always a lot of fun when I get together with my demonstrator stamping friends.  This was my project for the meeting.  Thought it would be a nice little Mother's Day card.