Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack Cards

Two of the designs from my stamp-a-stack in October.  I'll post the 3rd one next.  These are both inspired by other cards I've seen.  The snowflake card was inspired by the one featured in our holiday catalog.  I am in love with this Lost Lagoon color!

The Ornamental Pine card is a great one to mail since other than 4 dimensionals, it's flat.  Don't want to anger the postal machines :)

Colors:
Endless Wishes Card: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ornamental Pine Card: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Gold

Here are the stamps and accessories:

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wishing You a "Stache" of Cheer

I love the nutcracker and Santa in the Santa Stache set.  So, they are the focus of my December 7th Christmas tags class.  I did this class last year and the girls loved it, so I thought I'd do it again.  Here's the project...it's 4 of each tag plus a decorated tin to hold them all.  And, we get to play with the Blendabilities!


You can't see it, but the large To & From stamp is also on the back of all these tags.  The girls laughed at me while I was stamping the To & From because every time I stamped it, I said how much I loved that stamp.  We've never had a large To & From like this, and I know I'm never putting that one on my sale table...I'm in love with it!  Maybe I should buy two just in case I lose it...lol
I still have a few spots left for this class if you live nearby.

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fall is in the Air

I decorated these cafe gift bags and filled them with Stampin' Up! products and candies for a recent home party.  They are poly-lined so you could fill them with baked items like corn muffins for Fall or cookies for Christmas.

Forgot to list the Burlap Ribbon in the table!

I've got lots of Christmas cards to upload.  October was super busy for me with craft shows and my daughter's annual Halloween party, so I'm trying to catch up...stay tuned.  I'm also looking forward to my kit class on Sunday: The Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gift Card Holder Using Envelope Punch Board

We made these cool gift card holders at our recent crafting retreat.  My friend, Dee, saw a store bought version and figured out the dimensions to make it with the envelope punch board.  I used this for my monthly technique in September.  Everyone loved it!  You can also decorate these for birthdays or any occasion.


Here are the instructions that I gave my club members to put in their technique book:


The Card Stock measurements and score instructions are for the card itself (the Garden Green pieces).  The Cover CS Mats refers to the Cherry Cobbler card stock, and the Cover Designer Paper refers to the Early Espresso Christmas tree patterned paper.

Here is a close up photo to illustrate the "attach above the spine" instruction.  The spine should be free to open and close.

And here are the tools I used:

Have fun making these!