Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stamp Room Door Decor

This is my welcome each time I enter my craft
room. The vinyl letters at the bottom are taken
from the Stampin' Up! logo they send to you
with your starter kit.

I really love how it turned out. It took me
all of 20 minutes to create it.

The dresses are cut out of the Polka Dot Parade
Designer Series paper using the Dress Up

Easy and cute, that's the name of the game!!

Stampin' Up! supplies used:
Polka Dot Parade Designer Series paper - item #126902
Dress Up framelits - item #130101
Big Shot die-cutting machine - item #113439

Friday, May 24, 2013

Hello There ...

Say hello to the new In Colors! They look
like yummy sherbet!
The names are delicious, too!
From left to right you have (top) Pistachio Pudding,
Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush,
(bottom) Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana.

The sentiment is a new one, too, from the new
annual catalog - releasing June 1 YAY! - and the
stamp set is called Happy Day.

There's your sneak peek for today! :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Father's Day card using masking technique

How pretty this turned out! The masking
technique really gives it a wow factor!
It looks like you spent lots of time
making it, but only you have to know
you didn't. ;)
Simple instructions: on the Whisper
White card stock, place two long sticky
notes about 2 inches apart. Using a
sponge wedge, sponge about a half inch
in between the placed sticky notes
in a green color. I used Pear Pizzazz.
Sponge the rest of the white space in
between the sticky notes in a blue color.
I used Marina Mist.

Remove the sticky notes and stamp
the Lovely as a Tree stamp in Early Espresso
over the sponged area.

Now you can add the "dad" towards the
bottom and add some pierced lines with
your piercing tool and piercing mat. Voila!

I also added a few leaves on the inside, also
from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

This card is a flat card so it will go easily in
the mail, and it's still stunning and perfect
for the occasion!
Supplies used:
Early Espresso card stock - item #119686
Whisper White card stock - item #100730
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' pad - item #126974
Marina Mist Classic Stampin' pad - item #126962
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' pad - available 6/1 - item #131180
Lovely as a Tree stamp set - item #128655 for wood mount, item #127793 for clear mount
Family Reunion stamp set - RETIRING 6/3 - item #122710 for wood mount, item #122712 for clear mount
Paper Piercing tool - item #126189
Stampin' Pierce mat - item #126199

Pure Gumption Graduation Picture Frame

Need the perfect graduation gift?
How about a picture frame to hold
the memories of the big day.
This is a wooden frame bought at
a craft store for $1. I painted it with
some black acrylic chalkboard paint.

Once the paint dried, I rubbed my Embossing
Buddy on the frame where the sentiment
was going to be placed, inked the
sentiment with a VersaMark ink pad
and stamped it directly onto the frame.
Then I applied Whisper White dry embossing
Powder and heat embossed the sentiment.
The Embossing Buddy powder then just
gets wiped off with a wet paper towel.

The graduation cap is also heat embossed
in Basic Black. I added a rhinestone to the
top for a little more bling. (You can never
have too much sparkle!)

The scallop circle punch and year numbers
use the Silver Glimmer paper and are adhered
with Tombow glue.

I think you'll see more posts from me
using these little frames. They're so fun
to embellish!
Supplies used:
Wooden frame - non-Stampin' Up!
black acrylic chalkboard paint - non-Stampin' Up!
Pure Gumption stamp set - item #126317 for clear mount, #125315 for wood mount
Silver Glimmer paper - item #124005
Whisper White card stock - item #100730
Basic Black card stock - item #121045
VersaMark ink pad - item #102283
Embossing Buddy - item #103083
White Stampin' Emboss powder - item #109132
Black Stampin' Emboss powder - item #109133
Heat Tool - item #129053
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - item #119246
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine - item #113439
Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies - item #127553
2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch - item #118874
1 3/4" Circle punch - item #119850
1 3/8" Circle punch - item #119860
Tombow glue - item #110755

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Flower Tri-Fold Gift Card Holder

Here is another tri-fold gift card holder.  These
are so much fun to make!
It's the same measurements as the Masculine
Tri-Fold Card I previously published on my blog.
I embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment with
Pool Party embossing powder.

On this one I used little magnetic snaps to
keep the card closed.

Some of the supplies used on this card are
retiring soon, so get them while you can!!!
Supplies used:
Crumb Cake card stock (item #120953)
Very Vanilla card stock (item #101650)
VersaMark pad (clear ink to stamp the "Happy Birthday" and then apply Stampin' Emboss powder - item #102283)
Pool Party Stampin' Emboss powder (item #129398)
Heat Tool (for heat-embossing the Stampin' Emboss powder - item #129053)
Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (RETIRING MAY 31! - Pool Party flowers - item #131395)
5/8" Flower Trim (for center of flowers - RETIRING MAY 31! - item #126869)
In-Color Designer Printed Brads (Calypso Coral color for center of flowers - RETIRING MAY 31! - item #122940)
2 1/2" Circle punch (item #120906)
1 3/8" Circle punch (to adhere flowers to - item #119860)
Scallop Edge Border punch (item #119882)
3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Calypso Coral (RETIRING MAY 31! - item #122976)
small magnetic snaps (not Stampin' Up!)
Stampin' Trimmer (item #126889)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Masculine Tri-Fold Gift Card Holder

This tri-fold gift card holder uses just 1/2 of a piece
of card stock!  You get a two-fer!
Cut an 8 1/2" X 11" piece of card stock in
half longways so it measures 4 1/4" X 11".
Score at 2 1/2" and 6 3/4".  Fold on the score
at 2 1/2" and punch a 2 1/2" circle on the right
side of the card.

Now when you open it, you have a complete
Fold at the 6 3/4" score line and you can
embellish that flap with whatever
fits the occasion so it will show through
the punched circle.
Also add a little something to tuck the
small flap under so it will stay closed, like
I did with the "Party This Way" arrow.

On the inside, add a 1 1/2" piece of card stock
to form a pocket for your gift card and add
a white piece of card stock for you to write on. 
Supplies used:
Island Indigo card stock (item #122923)
Whisper White card stock (item #100730)
Basic Black card stock (item #121045)
Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper (item #131021)
Party This Way stamp set (retired)
Marina Mist Classic Stampin' ink pad (item #126962)
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' ink pad (item #126944)
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' ink pad (item #126966)
2 1/2" Circle punch (item #120906)
1 3/4" Circle punch (item #119850)
1 3/8" Circle punch (item #119860)
Paper Snips (item #108360)
Stampin' Trimmer (item #126889)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Congratulations! - Quatrefancy

Look at this beautiful new Designer Series Paper!
This is from the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! annual
catalog.  It's called Quatrefancy, and there's a whole
suite designed around it.  Can't wait till May 31
when the catalog is available for everyone
to order from.  Such cute, cute, cute stuff!!!
The "Congratulations" is from the current catalog, the
Sassy Salutations stamp set.  I love the font on these
stamps.  So ... well, SASSY!!!  :)
Supplies used:
Whisper White card stock (item #100730)
Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper (item #130141) (available May 31)
Tangerine Tango ribbon (retired -- from the last Sale-A-Bration)
Sassy Salutations stamp set (item #126705 for wood-mount and item #125707 for clear-mount)
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' ink pad (item #126986)
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' ink pad (item #126946)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item #119246)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mother's Day Bookmark Card and Chocolate Gift

This little card is multipurpose!  I love that!
It's a card with a bookmark attached to it
that can be removed and used and treasured
each time a book needs a placeholder.  :)
The matching chocolate gift is the large scallop
circle Bigshot die folded like an envelope.

The bookmark is made with the Two Tags
Bigshot die and held onto the card with
little magnetic snaps.

When you use the bookmark (on your favorite Stampin' Up!
catalog of course!) place a couple of pages
in between the magnets and your flower peeks
out at the top.