Friday, February 24, 2012

Wonderful Enchantment



100_4331     This is the second project we did at stamp club this month.  I told you that I was in a paper flower mood.  What better project for my clubs to do?  These rolled paper flowers are so much fun!  Again, the point of this month’s club was to show additional ways to use our punches…besides the obvious.  You can find tutorials on these rolled flowers all over the internet.  My advice?  Just try it and then try it again!  The more you make these cuties, the easier they are to make :)  You’ll be a pro in no time!  And remember…it is just paper! 

     In this case, one 2-3/8” Scallop Circle punch with a 1-3/8” Circle punched out of the middle (the circle was peeled apart and then used to create the little flower buds).  The 5-Petal Flower punch was used for the base (the leaves).  These, I curled up for visual interest.  Again, I picked these colors right out of the lovely Everyday Enchantment DSP.  I just can’t get enough of it! :)

     I love the clean look to this card and the elegance that the flowers give it!  Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to create a paper flower (or two) for today’s craft project. 



Supply List:  Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade cs, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB FREE), Loving Thoughts stamp set, Basic Black ink, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle, 1-3/8” Circle, 5-Petal Flower punches, Bone Folder, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Little Leaves sizzlits die, Jewel Basic – Pearls, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Punched Tulip



100_4345     Now that all my stamp clubs have met for this month, I can show you the projects that we made.  I’ve been in a paper flower kind of mood.  I guess that I’m ready for spring and warm sunshine.  Also, I think that the lovely Everyday Enchantment DSP has something to do with the fresh and vivid colors that I am so looking forward to seeing :)  I LOVE this paper! 

     This card is a recreation of one I had done awhile back.  You can check it out here.  The whole point of this month’s projects was to show that you can use the punches in different ways.  Ways other than the obvious.  You can create a totally different look simply by re-inserting the punched shape.  For the tulip petal, I used the Wide Oval punch and then re-inserted it with a slight angle.  Thus creating a point on the one end whilst maintaining the 100_4336opposite rounded end.  The flower stem and leaves were done free-hand using the Cutter Kit (some ladies opted to just use the paper snips).  We sponged the flower edges for extra visual dimension and used Dimensionals between each tulip petal.  The 1” Square punch was used to “flag” the end of the sentiment strip.  The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes is a perfect fit for this narrow strip.  The card is a Z-fold with the front flap secured down. 

     I love this project!  Tulips always remind me of my mom :)  Tulips generally bloom just in time for her birthday!  Which isn’t until mid-April.  So, I think I’m really trying to rush the season!  Well, I’ll just have to continue creating beautiful little flowers out of paper for now :)  Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know what you think.  I love to read your comments.  If you have any questions on how-to, I’ll be happy to answer those as well.  I hope you’ve been inspired to invite a little sunshine into your craft project today :)



Supply List:  Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB FREE!), Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz & Very Vanilla cs, Cutter Kit, 1” Square punch, Wide Oval punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, sponges, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz & Calypso Coral inks, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, Dimensionals

Supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In My Heart

     Happy Valentine’s Day to all my friends and blog followers! :)

 100_4308100_4320      I have seen so many wonderful cards across the internet using the new Hearts Collection – Framelits diesThis card by Julie Marshall over at Stamping Impressions really caught my eye.  I naturally had to CASE it for myself.  I love the simple layers and the way the Twitterpated DSP plays “peek-a-boo” through the cut-outs :)  Just a fun, quick & easy, simple card.  The sentiment is from Word Play.  The large size of the sentiment doesn’t get “lost” in amongst the random heart cut-outs. 

     Fun card!  Can’t wait for Stampin’ Up! to come out with a collection of flower framelits…hmm.  Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ve been inspired.



Supply List (all supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here)

Whisper White, Real Red card stock; Twitterpated DSP; Basic Black Classic ink; Real Red 1/4” Grosgrain ribbon; Big Shot, Hearts Collection – Framelits Dies; Small Heart punch

Monday, February 13, 2012

Classroom Valentine’s Day Treats

100_4399     Valentine’s Day is the sweetest excuse to create cute little treats!  Like we need excuses…right?  Of course, I don’t just stop with the classroom, I also have to do a little something for the ladies I work with in the PTA.  Therefore, I’m always on the lookout for something that can be mass produced…quick and easy! 

100_4389     I’ve seen these adorable lollipop treat holders around for years.  I never even looked for a tutorial but came up with my measurements simply by measuring the height and width of 100_4371my lollipop.  The Simply Scored tool made really quick work of the task of scoring.  I could score the entire length of a sheet of card stock and then cut it down to the individual widths I needed.  It worked out real nice!  

100_4374     As with any mass produced project, I like to cut, prep and punch all the pieces and parts I will need to complete my project.  It may seem a bit of a mess but it is an organized mess and can be easily thrown into a baggie or basket to set aside for later assembly. 

100_4383     I had to make a little something special for the classroom teacher as well.  She will receive the altered yogurt cup.  Yes, you read that right!  This was a yogurt cup with the lid that contains granola crunchies.  Wish I could just come out and tell you which one but I know you’ll know the ones I’m talking about :)  (If you really want to know, you can call me.)  It makes a lovely 100_4378altered container and holds some yummy chocolates just for teacher or any other special person in your life :)  The lid is decorated to match with the classroom treats.

     Adam addressed and signed the back of each treat holder.  They are all ready to be delivered to his classroom friends.  I’m sure they will love them!  My PTA friends loved theirs :)  Who wouldn’t love a little something sweet?100_4410

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I love to hear what you think.  Comments are always welcome.  It helps me to grow and know what you may be looking for by way of inspiration.  I hope you always leave my blog with a little inspiration to get you creating :)  Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!



100_4403Supply List (All supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here.)

Whisper White, Real Red, Island Indigo and Twitterpated DSP; Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set; Simply Scored; Heart to Heart punch, 1 3/8” Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Word Window punch; White Baker’s Twine; Dimensionals & Snail

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine Project


     I was recently invited to do a craft project at a sweet young lady’s 13th birthday party.  She had a few friends over to stay the night and thought that a crafty project would be fun to do.  She was right!  It was a lot of fun!  We shared quite a few laughs.  This was the project that we did.  A sweet little Valentine card with coordinating altered 100_4368envelope and pillow box (of course, with chocolates) :)  It was lots of fun designing for 13 year old girls.  I don’t get to do that often.  All I could think of was glitter…and glitter and glue everywhere!  Ah, but that wasn’t the case at all.  I pulled out the Red Glimmer Paper.  Love this stuff!  No mess, no fuss, no clean up!  Perfect!  This paper holds a nice curl too!  Simply twirl it around a wooden skewer or piercing tool.  Don’t try to curl it like you would curling ribbon.  You know, pull it along a pair of scissors.  Nope…glitter will fly everywhere.  I know because I tried it.  I won’t go into detail on the how-to but I will give you the supply list.  If you have questions, just drop me an email.

     The girls seemed to enjoy the projects.  We did have a nice time.  I was so honored to be asked to share with these young ladies (many whom I’ve known since they were in 1st grade).  Thanks for having me, Karen (and Tricia).  I’ll be happy to do it again anytime :)

     And thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give your Glimmer Paper a twirl :)



Supply list (all supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here):

Whisper White, Real Red card stock, Twitterpated DSP, Red Glimmer Paper, Basic Black Classic Ink, Word Play stamp, Big Shot, Pillow Box die, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing folder, Adorning Accents Edgelits die, Hearts Collection – Framelits die, Scallop Circle punch, Small Heart punch, Heart T0 Heart punch, Real Red 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Whisper White Medium envelope, Clear Window sheet

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bordering Romance Thanks


     Are you tired of seeing the Everyday Enchantment DSP yet?  Good!  Because I can’t get away from using it.  Every now and again, a paper will come along that is just like that.  I really love, love, love this 100_4280paper!

     I demonstrated the super quick card at my workshop.  The sweet little nugget holder was a Make-N-Take for the guests.  These can be easily mass produced with the Simply Scored tool :)  They loved it!  I100_4290 love coordinating projects.  This versatile paper allows you to do that effortlessly :)  I won’t bore you with card details.  They are pretty straight forward.  I do want to point out that the card base with the DSP and ribbon treatment could very easily be turned on the horizontal.  I deliberated over the base direction for quite some time before finally settling on this.  Either direction was really nice looking :)   

     I’m so glad you stopped by today.  Thanks!  And I hope you have been inspired to coordinate today’s project. :)



Supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here.

Stamps: Bordering On Romance, Kindness Matters, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper:  Pool Party, Lucky Limeade & Very Vanilla cs, Everyday Enchantment DSP (FREE through Sale-A-Bration); Ink:  Lucky Limeade & Pools Party markers; Accessories: Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Lucky Limeade 1/8” Organdy ribbon (SAB), Large Tag punch, Tag punch, 1/8” circle punch, Word Window punch

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Simple Kindness Matters


     I demonstrated this super simple card at a recent workshop.  I wanted to show my guests that, with limited supplies, you can achieve beautiful, elegant cards…with very little effort.  The beauty of it all is…this stamp set, Kindness Matters, can be yours for FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!  That’s right…FREE.  And this is only one example of how this set could be used.  The possibilities are limitless.

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you have been inspired to create a simple yet elegant card…with very few supplies.  The less you pull out…the less you’ll have to put away :)



Supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Outlined Love


     This was one of the Make-N-Take projects that we did at my Sale-A-Bration workshop last weekend.  I really love the fresh colors!  I chose the strip of Everyday 100_4296Enchantment DSP first and then pulled out some of the coordinating colors…Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  I love when the color combo is already “put together” for you :)  Guess I’m just lazy like that :)  These colors really do work together…so vibrant and fresh!  I ran the Crumb Cake layer through the Big Shot with the Texturz Backgrounds 1 flourish plate.  The strip of Pool Party was run through using the new Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is from Outlined Occasions, a FREE Sale-A-Bration set :) 

     A quick, clean and simple, lovely card!  I’m gonna try this one again only using flowers in place of hearts.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’ve been inspired to show a little love :)  Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite Sale-A-Bration item is??  I think I’m loving this Everyday Enchantment paper :)



Supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bordering Accents

     I am really loving these fresh In-colors…Pool Party & Calypso Coral.  Throw in the lovely Everyday Enchantment DSP from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and these colors have taken on new life.  I really hadn’t touched these In-colors until now. 

100_4244     The Adorning Accents Edgelits die coordinates so perfectly with the dotted border from Bordering On Romance.  Can you tell what the vase is?  That’s right…I used the Ornament punch with the point cut off!  Great way to get more use out of a seemingly seasonal item!  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla with a sentiment from Bring On The Cake.  The entire card (sentiment panel and inside layer too) were sponged with Soft Suede to give it a softer look.

     This card was made with a very special lady in mind…my aunt! :)  She had recently celebrated her 76th birthday.  It’s been a difficult year for her.  Here’s wishing this year will be so much better!  I love you, Althea! 

     Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you’ve been inspired to give your punches some new purpose :)



Supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Inspiring Notes


     I always enjoy putting a little something into my customers’ order.  Just a little something to make them smile and know just how much I appreciate their friendship and support of my business.  This month, I broke out the Big Shot and my Scalloped Envelope die and cranked out these little inspiring notes. 


     The envelope is in Island Indigo with a strip of DSP from Twitterpated.  The flower is punched out in Whisper White and Daffodil Delight using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch.  An In-color Designer Printed Brad holds it and the Calypso Coral Everyday Enchantment 1/8” Organdy ribbon (only in the Sale-A-Bration brochure) secure to the envelope.  The card is stamped with a sentiment from the Hostess set, Perfect Words, and the Loving Thoughts set found in the Occasions Mini Catalog

     Simple and quick to mass produce, these inspiring little notes were the perfect addition to each customer order.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve been inspired as well :)



Supplies are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased here.