Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Striped Brayer Technique

This technique is very cool and it's not as messy as you would think.  This would make a great background for any card.  Don't think it's listed on the directions, but you have to first wrapped 2-3 rubberbands on your brayer to get that look.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

More from my September Stamping Class

These are the cards we made in my September stamping class.

Blackberry Bliss in color, Lovely Lace embossing folder

Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey incolor ink, Beautiful Bunch set

Blackberry Bliss incolor ink, Blended Bloom and Petite Petals set

Friday, September 26, 2014

September Stamping Class Projects

These are the projects from my September stamping class.  I guess it's officially Fall so it's time to think about Halloween project.

Halloween Basket
Made with envelope punch board, directions previously posted.

Halloween Lantern

Made with Fancy Favor Die cut and Scallop Circle Punch.  Stamped image on vellum with Stazon ink.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Wood Alphabet Letter

For one of my classes a few years back, I got everyone their own wooden initials.  They were able to decorate and paint the wooden letters to their own liking.  We used Hodge Podge Glue to stick the DSP paper onto the wood.  Cool idea... it's nice to get a combo of letters and hang them in your craft room wall:  C R A F T  or  I N S P I R E..

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September Class Projects

Today I am sharing some of the projects from my recent stamping class.

We made this cute little candy basket using the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board.  I cut a piece of DSP paper 6 x 6, punched and scored at 1.5, turn, punched and scored at 2.5, repeat.  I folded in the sides and punched the hole on top with a 1" circle punch.

This was the cute and simple giveaway for all my guests.

More pictures of my class projects will be posted this week.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Reflection Technique

Today's Technique Tuesday feature is the "Reflection Technique".  This technique makes a great card for any occasion and you can use practically any image, flower, etc.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Easel Card

This Easel Card takes me back in time.  This was one of my swaps for a Demonstrator Regional Meeting I attended.  I still like this card...  the color combo still works, just need a new stamp set.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Craft Room Inspiration...

Some of the things in my craft room that inspire me.  I try to move things around according to the holidays and seasons.  I love looking at all the things we made in my classes or demonstrator meetings.  Very inspiring!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Top Note Technique Cards

Today I am sharing a project from a few years ago.  I went to a demo meeting and we created these cute little Top Note Technique Cards.  It's cute how they all have a cool technique and they store on a binder ring.  Each card has a sample of the technique on the front and then directions on the back.  Clever!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Stampin' Up! Santa Face Card

Saw this on Pinterest and had to try it.  Took a little work figuring out the pieces, and ultimately making it work for me...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lovely As A Tree Christmas Card

I'm starting to play around with Christmas stamp sets and planning my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects and this was one of the cards I played with.  If you've been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator or customer over the last few years... you now that this stamp set has been around and it withstands the test of time...  Lovely As A Tree.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Magnetic Calendar

Today I am sharing a project I made for a WOW Swap many years back.  Wow, calendar says 2007!   Basically this is Always Artichoke, Basic Black and White card stock layered and I added the sticky calendar pad at the bottom.  You can't tell by the photo, but I used White Shimmer paper and it made this design really stand out beautifully.  The magnet on the back is from a magnetic business card pack.  Once you put this in a cello bag and add ribbon, it's a classy workshop or class gift for your guests.  I hope this inspires you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Christmas Tree Hanging Box

I found this great idea on a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's blog..  "Pootles" (Christmas Tree Hanging Bag Tutorial).  She always has clever little box ideas.

This was easy to make with the new Stampin' Up! Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack from the Holiday Mini Catalog (Item #135824 - 4 1/2" x 6 1/2").  You use one sheet for each box.  Simply score 1" on the long side and then score at every 1" on the other side (1, 2, 3, 4").  Hole punch the top and add ribbon and embellishments.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Shaving Cream Technique

I remember when we did this technique at a demo meeting.  It is so messy... but also so beautiful.  If you are going to try this one, my suggestion is to make up a bunch of sheets to keep on hand for when you need a nice background for a card.  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lace Embossing Folder

I have to be honest... I never even gave this embossing folder a second look.  It's the new "Lovely Lace" embossing folder in the NEW 2015 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.  It wasn't until a friend of mine (Lilly Ruiz) shared this card with me that I realized how pretty it is.  And what about that Mossy Meadow in-color card stock and ribbon... so gorgeous and yet simple.  I hope this inspires you.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Stationery Kit

I went deep into the archives for this little beauty.  I remember when all the Stampin' Up! Demonstrators were making these little stationery kits for their class projects.  If you haven't seen this yet or haven't seen it in a while... basically it's one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock folded in half (5 1/2) and then you fold the bottom up about 1 1/2" to create the pocket for the greeting cards.  Small slit in the middle helps to fold nicely.  I used mini cards for this set.