Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23rd blogpost

Hello stamping friends!
I hope you had a wonderful week!

Do you celebrate Halloween?   Do you need a cute treat bag for someone special?  Well, I am sharing a treat bag I made yesterday afternoon.  It was so very easy to create using Stampin' Up!'s Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die and a 12" x 6" strip of Designer Series paper!  

Halloween Treat Bag

By changing up the Designer Series Paper and color combination, you can create a treat bag for any occasion.  As well, you can tuck in quite a few treats, whether home made from your kitchen, or purchased at the store.
Close-up of stamped decorative element

For now, have a wonderfully creative week and see you again next time.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Tips and Tricks to recreate this card:
From any 12" x 6" strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) die cut the mini treat bag
(save the remaining end for use on a card.
Cajun Craze cardstock scrap 3 1/2"x 3 1/2" (to stamp greeting and punch out 2" circle
Crushed Curry cardstock scrap  3 1/2" x 5" (to die cut from layering Circles Thinlit dies and greeting)
Basic Black cardstock scrap (to punch out two 1 1/4" circles
1.  Assemble your treat bag using Tear & Tape or Multipurpose glue.
2.  Wrap a length of the 7/8" striped ribbon around bag as shown and cut so that you have 3/4" overlap. Put one staple into centre of overlapped ribbon.
3.  Place each black punched circle over and under the overlapped ribbon and staple in place.
4.  Using Black Memento ink, stamp your greeting onto Cajun Craze cardstock and punch out using 2" circle punch.
5.  Using Black Memento ink, stamp the ribbon portion of the greeting onto Crushed Curry cardstock and fussy cut the ribbon banner as shown in photo.
6.  Die cut a layering circle scallop die from your scrap of Crushed Curry cardstock.
7.  Cut a 6 1/2" length of mini gold sequin trim.
8.  Now assemble your pieces onto the 7/8" striped ribbon trim:  glue the Crushed Curry die cut circle to the black circle; next apply two strips of Tear & Tape to backside of your Cajun Craze greeting circle and attach the gold mini sequin trim;  apply two more strips of Tear & Tape over the trim and attach this section centered overtop of the Crushed Curry scallop circle; place two (2) or three (3) Stampin' Dimensionals to the backside of your cut out ribbon banner and attach overtop the matching stamped portion on your Cajun Craze circle greeting.
9.  Place a 1" strip or so of Tear & Tape between the ribbon and treat bag on the backside (this will secure your ribbon band to the treat bag without it falling off.
10.  Apply Wink of Stella to the spider web and to the banner - this will make it shimmer :)
11. Optional:  Take your Fine Tip Glue Pen and apply glue over the words "Spooky-licious".  This will make the greeting pop!
10.  Now all that's left is for you to place goodies into your treat bag and you are done!
Additional option:  Did you know you can place one of Stampin' Up!'s mini notecards into the bag as well?! Just another idea for you to ponder and try out :)
Wheeeee - have fun creating more using items from your own stash!
Let me know how you do.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Christmas Gift Box Idea using Mini Pizza Boxes

Hello stamping friends and welcome!

Today I wish to share with you the little gift boxes I made for my Demo swap that was held on September 30th. Unfortunately I could not attend due to conflict of events!  I sure missed seeing all of my stamping demo buddies, but I wasn't going to miss my retreat with my other crafting friends, which had been planned over a year ago!

So, onto my project share for you all!  

If you are getting a head start on your Christmas gifts, these wonderful mini pizza boxes from Stampin' Up! are ideal! See what I mean?...

Group photo of eight completed boxes

Closer view of the boxes

...and the new foil snowflakes and black and white wired ribbon really adds pizzaz!  One package of the foil snowflakes and three (3) packages of the mini pizza boxes will make 24 boxes!!!

I know you will have just as much fun creating these as I did!

Close-up of one box to show details
Now, have a wonderful week and see you again next time.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Tips and Tricks to recreate this card:
Cherry Cobbler cardstock (or a piece of DSP of your choice) 3" x 3" square
Crushed Curry Cardstock - 2" strip to stamp and punch out greeting label
Scrap of Basic Black or other cardstock you have on hand to punch out two 1 1/2" circles
1.  Assemble your mini pizza box.
2.  Apply your Cherry Cobbler cardstock square to the lid of your mini pizza box using Multipurpose Glue.
3. Wrap the Black and White 7/8" ribbon around the mini pizza box and cut so you have approximately 3/4" overlap.
4.  Staple your wrapped ribbon together with one staple through both layers of ribbon.  Then take one of your punched circles and staple to underside of ribbon to hide the cut overlap.  Then take second punched circle and staple over top of first circle.  Now slide onto your mini pizza box.
5.  Stamp your greeting onto the strip of Crushed Curry cardstock using black Memento ink and punch out using the Everyday Label punch.
6. Now attach one gold/silver foil snowflake to the top circle attached to the ribbon (it is best to use either Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape here!)
7.  Now cut 6 1/2" of the red Tinsel Trim and tie a know near each cut end.
8.  Loop the tinsel trim as shown in picture and attach to the back of the stamped Crushed Curry greeting piece using a strip of Tear & Tape
9.  Attach this piece to the center of the foil snowflake using two more strips of Tear & Tape covering the tinsel trim to hold it in place and then some Stampin' Dimensionals to raise your greeting piece up.
You are done! How cool is that?!  Now you can go and recreate these wonderfull mini gift boxes using supplies from your stash!

Monday, October 9, 2017

September Thank You cards (and Happy Thanksgiving)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Thank you for taking time out of your busy weekend with family and friends to stop by here.

Today I wish to share with you my thank you cards for my customers in September.  I used one of my favorite butterfly die sets from Stampin' Up! called Bold Butterfly Framelits.  I also used a very versitile background stamp called Playful Backgrounds. 

A trio of the Thank you cards for my September customers

Close-up of card
Inside of card

I hope your creative juices are sparked today and that you too go make a thank you card for someone special.  Now go and enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving Monday.

Have a wonderful week and see you again next time.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Tips and Tricks to recreate this card:
Island Indigo cardstock card base: 6" x 3" folded in half to create your 3" x 3" cardbase
Whisper White cardstock: 1 piece 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" for outside and  one piece 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" for inside of card.
Pool Party scrap to die cut your butterfly
One page from one of your old catalogues to create your envelope (follow your envelope maker instructions to create)
1.  Stamp your background onto the larger piece of Whisper White cardstock as desired using Pool Party Ink.  Then stamp greeting of your choice into upper right corner using Island Indigo ink.
2.  Stamp dragonfly image onto upper left corner of the smaller Whisper White cardstock piece using Pool Party ink.
3.  Glue/adhere your outside and inside stamped pieces to your card base.
4.  Die cut your butterfly from the Pool Party cardstock and attach your butterfly to the card front as shown.
5.  Attach a large pearl to the center of the butterfly.
6.  Create your envelope.
You are done!