Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Throw Back Thursday - Easel Calendar

This Thursday's "Throw Back" idea is from 2010..yikes!!  I was in an "Easel Card Swap" and instead of a card I decided to make an easel calendar.  This project may be from 2010, but it is still relevant!  I love this color combo:   Stampin' Up! Soft Suede, Razzleberry, Always Artichoke (stamped off) and Pretty in Pink.

 




Monday, February 24, 2014

Technique Tuesday - Glitter Window

Today's Technique is "Glitter Window".  This is so cute and easy. You really need to see this live to appreciate how pretty it is.  And imagine the possibilities using this technique with the new Festive Flurry framelits from Stampin' Up!




Thursday, February 20, 2014

Storing My Retired Stamps

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator it is difficult to part with certain stamp sets, even after they are retired.  I struggled how to store my retired stamps since I don't use them often, but yet I still like to know they are available. 


I recently bought these baskets on sale and they work perfectly.  I separated the stamp sets into categories.  These labels allow me to keep them out of sight, but I can easily find the stamp set I need.




Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Throw Back Thursday - Brag Book

This Thursday's project is another oldie but goodie.  I used to love this DSP paper... it was one of my favorites.  This project was meant to be a "Mother's Day Memory Album" or a "Brag Book".  I made this photo album using Stampin' Up! clear envelopes so you can easily slip in photos (see photo below).  

Even though this DSP paper and stamp set are retired, you can replicate this idea with current Stampin' Up! products.  Stampin' Up! still carries the clear envelopes.  Make this in a baby theme and it makes a perfect gift for new mom's.





Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stamping Class Giveaway

I'm already preparing for my March stamping class.  I plan to give the girls these little tins filled with Easter candy as my giveaway.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Technique Tuesday - Brick Wall Technique

This Tuesday's Technique is the "Brick Wall" technique.  It's easier than it looks.  I stamped my image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and then cutting my image into 1/2" strips.  Each strip was cut into 1/2" or 1" 'bricks', sponged and then put together.  Tedious, but nice.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Stamping with Scraps

I love using Stampin' Up! DSP paper for my stamping projects.  I love their paper so much I hate to throw any of it away... even the smallest littlest scraps.  I made this cute card using paper scraps and the Stampin' Up! Postage Stamp Punch.  Simple and sweet.  This card can work with any DSP color combination.  Hope this inspires you to craft with your scraps.




Friday, February 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board: Valentine

I made these adorable treats for a friend for her granddaughter's class.  I used the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board.  I used a 5" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper:  place the sheet on the punch board and line up at 2" and punch and score, turn the sheet and line up at 3" and punch and score.  Turn the sheet and repeat 2" and 3" again.  (Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board #134609)



Thursday, February 13, 2014

More Class Project Samples

 All week I have showcased the projects from my February class... this is the last of the projects.  This card was made using one of the Sale-A-Bration sets and punches you can get for free (Decorative Dots Embossing Folder #133520, Banner Blast Stamp Set W #133551/ C #133554, Banner Punch #133519 ).



This year I have started a new series of projects for my monthly classes.  We will be making a coaster calendar and each month we will make two of the calendar months so this will be a 6 month series of projects.  I used regular chipboard coasters and punched two holes using the Crop-a-Dile and I used binder rings which I purchased at Staples.






Side View - stands up on it's own.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Throw Back Thursday - Valentine's Day Plate

This was one of my monthly projects for my classes.  Every month we made a different plate cover to be displayed for the holidays.  This was the plate we created for Valentine's Day.  I used velcro dots to add a new plate cover every month. 

Admittedly...I did change this one up and added the new "Love" saying from Stampin' Up!... it needed something!  It really needs bling, but I wanted to keep it as a "Throw Back" idea.  Enjoy.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

More Monthly Class Projects

We made this mini Hershey bar envelope treat using the new Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board.  So simple and so sweet.  I love this cording, it is part of a kit you can get for free as part of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion going on right now.  Stampin' Up Envelope Punch Board #134609, Sale-A-Bration Sweet Sorbet DSP #133521 and Sweet Sorbet Acessory Pack #133522.
 
5x5 DSP, punch at 2 and score, turn and punch at 3 and score turn and repeat at 2 and 3.





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Monday, February 10, 2014

Technique Tuesday - Faux Diamonds

Faux Diamonds is such a beautiful technique.  This would look great as a background on a wedding card.  Hopefully all the sparkles can be seen on your computer.




Sunday, February 9, 2014

Stampin' Up! February Class Projects

Friday night I held my monthly stamping class and these are two of the projects we made.  We made a beautiful card using the Stampin' Up! Lattice Die Cut.  The background is Newspaper DSP.  Stampin' Up! Lattice BigZ die cut #115958.




And the second card we made was this cute heart valentine card using the large Stampin' Up! Full Heart Punch #119883.  I call it the "floating heart card".



Friday, February 7, 2014

More Stampin' Up! Demo Projects

These are the last 2 of the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting projects.  At the end of our meeting we played with the candy sleeves and the new Stampin' Up! Spiral Flower Originals Die Cut.



Thursday, February 6, 2014

More Demonstrator Meeting Projects

Standalone calendar in Sahara Sand.  Measurements for this project are cardstock 5 1/2 " x  8 1/2" and scored at 3", 6", 6 3/4" and 7 3/4".  Calendars were purchased from www.vippies.com and these are medium sized calendars.





Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Throw Back Thursday - Heart Chipboard Album

This was an adventurous project I made at one of my upline meetings.  I believe it was "Spring Fling".  This was when Stampin' Up! used to carry chipboard albums in different shapes.  You can probably replicate this using chipboard or cardboard and run it through the big shot with the Heart Framelits. 





Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's Meeting

Below are more projects from our demo meeting on Friday.  I'm not sure what the official name of this project is, but I call it the Butterfly Explosion Box.  So cute...  I couldn't stop adding butterflies... I love butterflies.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Technique Tuesday - Rock n' Roll

This week's featured technique is the Rock n' Roll technique.  This has to be the easiest technique and the least messy.  Basically stamp your stamp set on one color ink pad and then rock n' roll the edges on a different color ink pad and stamp on your paper. 


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's Meeting

Last night a few of us got together for our monthly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's meeting.  It was a fun night of stamping with friends.  This was my project for the meeting.