Make Gift Bags

By | June 16, 2016

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop!

This month’s theme is “NO RULES”, meaning we could create whatever our hearts desired 🙂  How fun is that?

If you’re following along the hop, you’ve arrived from Carolina Evan’s blog.

Don’t forget to click the Next button at the bottom to continue on the hop with Siara Acdal’s blog.

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So let’s jump right in.  This is an adorable set of a card and tiny gift bag if you want to give teacher gifts for your little cherubs!  The wording is absolutely perfect on this stamp, don’t you think?

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I began with the little bag and vellum cardstock.   I cut my vellum to 4 x 10 and then following the directions on the gift bag punch board, I created the bag.

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Once the bag was glued together, I added a metallic foil doily. It fit perfectly!  Then I stamped the sentiment in Archival black ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  The sentiment is from the stamp set “Helping Me Grow” and you can find all the products used with links to purchase them below.

Continuing to decorate the bag, I punched out a 2″ circle in Basic Black cardstock and then adhered them to the front of the doily.  Finally, I stamped the word thanks in black ink on Melon Mambo cardstock and cut it out with scissors.  I adhered 2 rhinestones and then adhered it to the the front using Stamping Dimensionals.

I used the metallic gold thread to close the bag.

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Moving on to our card…

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This card is so fun, don’t you think?

I used vellum cardstock at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded it in half.  I then ran just the front of it through the big shot machine using the polka dot embossing folder.

Next, I cut melon mambo cardstock to 5 1/4 x 8 and adhered that to the vellum using fast fuse adhesive.  Now, if you don’t want your adhesive to show through the vellum, make sure you only put it behind where the decorations are!

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For this pendant, I cut Melon Mambo c/s to 2 x 4 and then the Pop of Pink designer series paper (gold sprinkles) to 1 7/8 x 3 7/8.  The pendant shape was made with scissors and gold ribbon was wrapped around and adhered with glue dots.

The Black c/s circle and White c/s circle are the same as the bag only using different stamps.  The heart is from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack and then the circles are adhered with Stampin Dimensionals.

Lastly, I colored in the letters on the stamp with a Wink of Stella glitter brush.

I hope you enjoyed these projects!

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Explosion Box Card

By | June 15, 2016

Today I’m going to show you how to make an explosion box card.  Isn’t it stinking cute?  I sent this to my niece for her 15th birthday.

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To begin making an explosion box card, you’ll need a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and something to score it with.  I scored it at 4″ on all 4 sides and then cut off the outer squares as shown in the diagram below.

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This is what the card looked like when I had it all decorated.  I used the new paper from Stampin Up called “Pop of Pink”.  I love all these colors together for a teenage girl!

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Yes, this candle will light up!  How cool is that?  An explosion box card with a real candle and cake inside!

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I know what you’re going to ask me.  I’m psychic like that, lol!!!!  THE CAKE- how the heck did I make the cake?

Well, I have a Silhouette Cameo machine.  It cuts any shape I want.  I went into the program on my computer and looked up pop-cup cakes and saw this:

explosion box cake

So, I downloaded that little, cutie patootie cake and then had my machine cut it out.  Now, it was my FIRST TIME doing this, so it’s not nearly as crisp, clean and perfecto as I would like… but it still came out wicked cute.

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The top was really easy.

Explosion box

To make the lid, follow the picture below.  The cardstock measure 7 1/8 x 7 1/8.  Then, score on all four sides at 1 1/2.  Cut along the score line where directed.  MAKE SURE you don’t cut off the entire corner like you did for the box.  You need these flaps to glue the lid together.

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Once you’re all done cutting, you can go ahead and put the box together however you like.  Use your own cardstock, ink, stamps and decorations to make it super cute!

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Stamp-A-Stack Card Class!

By | June 12, 2016

Stamp-A-Stack Card Class!


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It’s time for a “Stamp A Stack” card class!  For those new to this type of class- it’s where you create 20 cards in a short amount of time by re-creating the same card.

In this class, you will make 4 of each card.  There are five card designs all using new colors from the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog

Early bird registrations will get $5 off.

A portion of the proceeds go to the Southbridge Relay for Life!

**BRING A FRIEND THAT’S NEW TO ME AND TAKE HOME A RETIRED STAMP SET OUT OF MY STASH!  You get to pick your favorite!

This class will also include a pamphlet with directions for each project to take home with you so you can re-create it!

Saturday, July 9th

Doors open at 11 a.m.

Where: Southbridge Savings Bank- STURBRIDGE, MA (not Southbridge)

Early Bird Sign up is June 12th- June 18th

Registration ends June 25th!

THE FINE PRINT:  I provide coffee and lite snacks.  You are welcome to bring your breakfast/lunch- we don’t mind.  There are a few eating spots nearby (Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)  We also have a kitchen with coffee, a microwave and refrigerator.

I provide coffee and lite snacks.  You are welcome to bring your breakfast/lunch- we don’t mind.  There are a few eating spots nearby (Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)  We also have a kitchen with coffee, a microwave and refrigerator. 

Space is limited, so only class attendees please.

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THIS IS A PROJECT DAY!!!  YOU BRING YOUR OWN PROJECTS AND I BRING MY SUPPLIES.  CLASSROOM STAYS OPEN UNTIL 8:30 PM.  YOU MUST NOTIFY ME IF YOU WILL BE COMING.

Refunds are not issued, nor will credits be carried over, for missed classes as all the supplies have been ordered, cut and prepped for you.

In the event that you are not able to make it to the class you registered for, your card kits will be held for you for either pick up or I can invoice you for the shipping amount.  You will receive an email with the photos of the finished projects and you will be able to create your cards using the stamps and inks you already have.  Thanks for your understanding!

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Fathers Day

By | June 10, 2016

Who needs more Fathers Day card ideas? What about giving a card to your husband or partner?
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Okay, this card could be used for your Dad, or grandpa or whomever you have in your life that represents a “dad” figure.  Fathers Day

The first thing I did was run the front of this card through the Big Shot machine using the Stylish Stripes folder.  You can view all the products I used in this card by scrolling to the bottom of this post.

Next, I added a strip of cardstock from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper pack and then stamped the anchor.  Remember- you can change this card up and use any colors that you want!

The sentiment was stamped in Black Archival ink and the entire card came together in no time!  This would also make a great card if you needed to assemble lots of cards at the same time- simply because it was just that easy 🙂fathers day

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Father’s Day

By | June 7, 2016

Father’s day is almost upon us friends.  This card features a stamp set that has been carried over into the new catalog from the old catalog.  YAY!  It’s very very versatile.  So let’s see what I did here, shall we?

Fathers Day Card

The first thing I did was stamp a strip of paper 1 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ and I cut it on an angle.   The tools were stamped in Basic Gray and the cardstock behind it is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper pack.  These paper packs are so fantastic, I’ve become such a huge fan this past year!!

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Next, before I inked up the muscle man, I used a post-it note and placed it over his legs so they wouldn’t show.  I just wanted the top half of him to show 🙂

So then I inked him up in Black ink and stamped him in the middle of my favorite cardstock- Whisper White!

Next, I stamped the sentiments above and below with basic gray ink.

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The background of this card was created with Basic Gray ink and the “Hardwood” stamp set.  LOVE IT!

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DIY Birthday Card

By | June 3, 2016

Well, it’s officially out. The new Stampin’ Up! catalog. But let’s not forget this very popular stamp set that was introduced this spring and has carried over into the new catalog!!! It makes a great DIY Birthday card! Let’s see…

DIY Birthday Card

Look at how these bright colors just jump off the page against the black background!  Isn’t that super cool?  It’s so bright and vivid.

 

To begin with, I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink.  One of my favorite things to do nowadays is to use a circle punch when I use a sentiment stamp.

For whatever reason, lately I think everything looks better in a circle.  I know, I’m weird.

DIY Birthday Card

Next up, I used the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack to punch out these flowers.  Black flowers?  I know, it’s very riskee, ha ha.  BUT… look at how bold the contrast is?  And add a few rhinestones or pearls and it’s still looks preppy and positive 🙂  And by the way- these little punches are a great way to use all those little scraps of paper you’re saving.  Yeah- I do that too.

DIY Birthday Card

So I needed some texture to this card.  I decided to emboss the cardstock with the polka dots folder in the Big Shot machine.  It keeps with the “modern” feel of this card.

And just to add another layer of fun, I added a strip of Crushed Curry cardstock and trimmed the ends with my scissors to make a pendant shape.

What do you think?

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Father’s Day Card

By | June 1, 2016

Hey there friends!  The date is June 19th and you are going to need a Father’s Day Card!  Let me help you get started with this handmade, nautical card.

Father's Day Card

I just adore this card.  The colors are “primary” and just scream summer, dad, husband and fireworks to me!  I live in New England so the Boston Pops and fireworks are pretty big around here.

I started by looking for a patterned paper to match the colors I wanted to use and realized (OH MY GOSH) I don’t have any!  THE HORROR!  What’s a girl to do?

Make her own, of course.

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There’s not much to this.  I decided on the size of Whisper White cardstock to use and them stamped my anchor in Navy.  Pretty cool right?  By the way, I don’t know how anyone can get by without the Stampin’ Up! white cardstock!!  It’s heavyweight, and ink just POPS off the page.  I would NEVER EVER use another brand.

 

Now that we’ve got our paper designed, I wanted to add some texture.  That’s where the Big Shot came into play and the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.  I didn’t need to emboss the entire card, just the navy strip.
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So we needed a focal point, right?  How about another anchor, but in red this time.  I know, I know- I’m wild.  Just can’t contain my crazy!!

Simply punch the anchor out with a circle punch and do the same with the real red cardstock too that’s behind it.  The card is finished off with a stamp in the lower right corner and some white bakers twine.  As we say in New England- it’s “wicked smaht”.

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Happy early Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there!
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Last Chance to order from the 2014 -15 Stampin Up Catalog!

By | May 31, 2016

Hi Friends,

It is with fond memories that we will bid adieu to the 2014-15 Stampin’ Up! Catalog at midnight tonight.  But today isn’t over yet- now is your chance to not only place an order for any retiring product, it’s also your last chance to use the May hostess code to get some free goodies in the mail!

I can’t reveal what they are yet until the NEW catalog goes LIVE tomorrow!

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New Stampin’ Up! Catalog

By | May 26, 2016

HEY!!!  The new Stampin’ Up! Catalog has arrived.


I want to give you a free copy of the new catalog! Here’s what to do- give me a call so that I can get your details from you and I’ll put it in the mail today!!  Call me if you don’t already have a demonstrator!  (508)736-7149  I look forward to talking to you!

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Pop of Pink Card Class!

By | May 25, 2016

Pop of Pink Card Class!


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If you are like me, you save your “me” time after everyone else gets what they need. Why do we do that to ourselves?  It’s time to start putting YOU as a priority in your life with this Pop of Pink Card Class.  

So if you love crafting- paper crafting to be exact- and love to create handmade cards and gifts, then this is the class for you.  

Take a break from the daily routine- it’s okay to leave the dishes in the sink, or the laundry unfolded.  

You will be such a happier person if you can do something that you enjoy- even if it’s just for a little while.

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A portion of the proceeds go to the Southbridge Relay for Life!

BRING A FRIEND THAT’S NEW TO ME AND TAKE HOME A RETIRED STAMP SET OUT OF MY STASH!  You get to pick your favorite!

This class will also include a pamphlet with directions for each project to take home with you so you can re-create it!

Saturday, June 11th

Doors open at 11 a.m.

Where: Southbridge Savings Bank- STURBRIDGE, MA (not Southbridge)

Early Bird Sign up is May 15- May 21st!

Registration ends May 28th!

I provide coffee and lite snacks.  You are welcome to bring your breakfast/lunch- we don’t mind.  There are a few eating spots nearby (Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)  We also have a kitchen with coffee, a microwave and refrigerator. 

Space is limited, so only class attendees please.

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***NEW***The classroom will NOT REMAIN OPEN FOR PROJECT TIME.  Next open project day is July 9th!

Refunds are not issued, nor will credits be carried over, for missed classes as all the supplies have been ordered, cut and prepped for you.

In the event that you are not able to make it to the class you registered for, your card kits will be held for you for either pick up or I can invoice you for the shipping amount.  You will receive an email with the photos of the finished projects and you will be able to create your cards using the stamps and inks you already have.  Thanks for your understanding!

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Join My Mailing List

By | May 13, 2016

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Happy Birthday Greeting Card

By | May 12, 2016

Happy Birthday Greeting Card


This very simple Happy Birthday Greeting Card is just adorable!  It was quite a few years ago now that I traveled to Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference in San Antonio, Texas where we made this card.  Well, not this exact card- I changed it up since then.  When I saw the awesome FREE STAMP SET that we received in our Paper Pumpkin kit in April, I thought of this card and had to re-create it.

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

This is the free stamp set below.  It’s called “All About Everything” and Stampin’ Up! included it as a BONUS in our kit for hitting $1 million kits that we’ve sent out.  It went to customers and demo’s alike.  Pretty darn cool and the stamp set is really simple and cute!

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Okay, so I started by inking up this strip of white cardstock with real red ink and the flower.  I made my own designer paper! Yay me!

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

I did the same thing with the Old Olive cardstock below except that I stamped it in Old Olive on top of the Old Olive paper to give it that watermark look.  I could have accomplished the same thing by using Versamark ink, but that takes longer to dry and I honestly didn’t feel like waiting today.  Patience is a virtue but I got things to do… ha ha

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Yep, this ribbon is retired but it works perfectly!  I’m sure you all have bundles and bundles of old ribbon lying around, don’t you?  Use it up girlfriends!  I don’t make bows too often because it costs extra to mail and I’d rather use my money to grab more stamps, know what I mean?

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This flower punch is retired as well- BOO!  But there are plenty of die cuts and punches in the new catalog that you could use in it’s place.  I punched out 2 of them and then just stacked them using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To round the flower out, I dragged  the cardstock between my finger and my bone folder. Just like you do when curling ribbon on presents.  This made it bow and pop up.

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

I mean, this sentiment is so cute, right?  I love the font.  I have a problem with fonts.  I love them.  And the curlier, the better!  I especially love when they combine 2 different fonts on a stamp.  It’s like eating chocolate pie!  Perfection.

Happy Birthday Greeting Card

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A Work of Art Thank You Card

By | May 9, 2016

Hey folks!  Today’s project is a “Work of Art” thank you card.  It features the Stampin’ Up! stamp set- Work of Art.  To begin, I started with a sketch here.  Thank You Card

After I took my Whisper White cardstock and folded in half (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″), I stamped the background with a hardwood stamp.  I used the ink Soft Suede to give it that true wood color.

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Next, the sketch called for 2 circles in opposite corners.  I punched out 2 big circles using the 2 1/2″ circle punch.  Behind that- see the green  piece of paper on the sketch?  Well, I used some gold vellum for that.  Gold, Pink and Brown go together like coffee and donuts!

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work of art thank you card

 

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To make this butterfly, use your Big Shot Machine and the Butterflies Thinlits dies.  I also used the gold vellum for this and then added some enamel dots for the body.  Aren’t they ridiculously cute???

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To give it a little  extra pop, I heat embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock.  Just wow!  It really jumps off the page, doesn’t it?  To see more heat embossing cards, click here.

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work of art thank you card

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Quilt Card

By | May 4, 2016

Quilt Card


Hey folks.  Welcome!   Today’s project is a “Quilt Card” that I just learned how to make.  Isn’t this way cool?

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Now, I’m no “quilter” by any stretch of the imagination.  I mean, I took a class once for a couple of months, but that was it.  This is pretty new to me.  I’ve also discovered that this is called “paper piercing” as well.  I think.  If any of you quilters out there could set me straight, I’d sure appreciate it!quilted card

This looks like a lot of work, but basically, it’s 8 squares of paper that I cut in half.  That’s it.  I decided it would be much easier for you to figure out with me if I made a video on it.  You can see that video by scrolling down to the bottom of this post.

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Happy Birthday Card for Boys

By | May 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Card for Boys


It’s Monday and that means it’s time for another challenge card.  I love the sketches over at MOJO and this one was right up my alley!  It’s the perfect sketch for a Happy Birthday Card for Boys!  Take a look:

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To get started, I used my “go-to” Designer Series Paper- Schoolhouse DSP! I don’t think many people have caught onto this paper, but it’s one of my absolute favorites in the 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.  The colors and designs are perfect for anyone with kids or grandkids the same as mine!  (I have 2 boys- ages 10 and 12)

Happy Birthday Card For Boys

I pretty much followed the sketch exactly.  The card is cut to the usual 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and folded in half.

I added a piece of Tangerine Tango to the base at 4″ x 5 1/4″.  On top of that is a 1 1/2″ strip of DSP.

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I added some punched out circles behind a layer of 1 1/5″ Whisper White Cardstock and stamped “HOORAY” in Tangerine Tango.

happy birthday card for boys

The “finale” was placing the stars in each corner.  I used the Medium Star Punch and Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

I always think of boys when using Tangerine Tango because the color reminds me of basketball and my kids play a lot of that!  Not to say that girls don’t, I just don’t have any girls, ha ha.

Don’t forget to add some stars to the envelope to give it a finished look.  If you’d like to see another card made with this paper, check this out here.

Boy Birthday Cards

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