Thursday, December 25, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

From our home to yours...have a very Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 15, 2014

TSSC 345 - Gift Card Holder

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. It's a gift card holder made with the envelope punch board. It's super easy to make! The stamps are from Endless Wishes. You probably recognize the rest of the supplies I used, but if not, leave me a comment and I'll reply.
  Here's the back side of the gift card holder open. You can see where I punched it with the envelope punch board.
Start with a 4.5" x 6.5" piece of designer series paper (DSP). I used the Trim The Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. These packs are cut to just the right size - no waste and no little scraps left over.

Punch 3.25" in from each side.

Score the bottom at 1.5" and fold up.

Use Fast Fuse just on the outside edges and adhere. You want to keep the adhesive at the outside edges so that the gift card can tuck down into the pocket.

Fold the top down and tuck the flap under the folded up edge (see next picture).

Crease top edge and make crisp with bone folder.
 
 Here's the back side of the gift card holder closed. See how the flap tucks into the bottom?

Here's this week's sketch. Be sure to head to the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site to see the rest of the design team samples and to link your entry. Hope you'll play along this week!


Monday, December 8, 2014

TSSC 344 - Ornamental Pine

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. You'll see when you get to the sketch that I didn't follow it very closely. I got the three elements across the top and the sentiment, but after that it's a pretty broad interpretation.


Supplies:
Stamps: Ornamental Pine
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede.
Ribbon: Midnight Muse
Here's this week's sketch. Use it to inspire you. 
 
You can link your project and see the rest of the design team samples at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site. Hope you'll play along this week!

Here's the inside of the card:


Monday, December 1, 2014

TSSC 343 - Congratulations Star

NOTE: Today is the last day of the Online Extravaganza! Blendabilities bundle only $100 (12 sets, regularly $143.40).  Lots of other items on sale - many half off! Order online using hostess code DJEBSJMF.
(While supplies last.)

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge.


I love the glimmer paper! It's so sparkly!! Both Silver and Gold Glimmer Paper is 1/2 off through today (Monday, Dec. 1). I love half off!!

 Supplies:
Stamps: Sprinkled Expressions
Cardstock: Whisper White
Glimmer Paper: Gold, Silver
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Brights Patterns Paper Stack
Ink: Pacific Point
Big Shot: Circles Framelits, Ovals Framelits, Stars Framelits
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones

Here's this week's sketch. Use it to inspire you.
You can link your project and see the rest of the design team samples at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site. Hope you'll play along this week!


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fall Cards

As November closes out - a couple more Fall cards:



I used the stamp sets For All Things and Fall Fest and the decorative label punch. I also used one of the background watercolor  "blobs" from Work of Art on the bottom card.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Among the many things I am thankful for are all of you - my wonderful customers and blog readers.


Stamp sets used: For All Things, Good Greetings

Monday, November 24, 2014

TSSC 342 - White Christmas

Online Extravaganza starts today. Monday only door busters. Let me know by 6:00pm tonight if you want to be part of a group order. Current hostess code is  DJEBSJMF if you order online.

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. It features the Stampin' Up! stamp set, White Christmas.


 Supplies:
Stamps: White Christmas
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink Pads and Markers: several colors
Big Shot: Circles Framelits
Punch: 7/8" Circle Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder
Dazzling Details
Here's the inside of the card. I thought the cardinals looked cute in the corner.
 Blogger is acting funny right now and I don't want to mess up the TSSC site, so I'm not copying over the sketch. You can see it when you check out the rest of the design team samples at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site. This is also where you link your entry. Hope you'll play along this week!  

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Fun Packaging - Gift Box Punch Board

The Gift Box Punch Board is so much fun! We made the red and green Christmas box in stamp club last week. The Marina Mist one is made the same way, but with different colors. And fantastic news - the Gift Box Punch Board is 30% off tomorrow (Monday, 10/24). Only $13.96! It's a one day door buster, so don't miss it!

I didn't use adhesive on this box, so when you open it, it's like an explosion box, which is kind of fun.


Above: view of the tag
Below: side view of the box 
Here's the Marina Mist box from the top. The tag on this one is a little smaller than on the other box.
Here's a side view. I attached the side flaps on the outside on this box. It kind of looks like the sides of a take out box.
Lots of colors of chevron ribbon, including Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist used on these boxes, are half off (yes, 50%!!) during the Online Extravaganza (11/24 to 12/01/14). The 1/8" Silver Ribbon is not on sale, but the gold one is half off.

Stamp set used is Endless Wishes. It's a fantastic set. Love that font and the way you can mix and match words and phrases. The snowflakes are also part of the set. I used the gold sequins on the tag on the top box, but I didn't think they'd go as well with the Marina Mist.

Be sure to check out the Online Extravaganza page. There are lots and lots of great products on sale!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Online Extravaganza and Build Your Own Bonus

Hi Stampin' Friends! Beginning Monday, the Online Extravaganza sale by Stampin' Up! will start! Tons of great deals!!

Note door buster dates!! Only first page is here. Click on image to see the whole list. See below for info about group orders and more savings!

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You can see the complete list here.

I am placing a group order on Monday, 11/24. Let me know if you'd like to participate (no later than 6:00pm Monday).  I will also place a group order on Friday, 12/01. Let me know by noon Friday if you want to be part of it.

I've chosen these two days to take advantage of the doorbusters, but you can add any other Extravaganza items or anything else you want. Remember, card kits make great gifts - especially for those you want to introduce to the fun of stamping!

You also can order online! If you order over $150, you get FREE hostess merchandise. If you want to order online and get hostess merchandise, but also take advantage of both door buster days, let me know and I'll set up a hostess code for you. Otherwise, please use hostess code DJEBSJMF.

Thank you so much for being my customer! Hope you're able to take advantage of these great deals!!

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One week only!!
(Nov. 24 to Dec. 2)
 
Get a 25% discount on the Starter Kit! That's $125 worth of merchandise for only $74.25!! Plus, get an extra 5% discount on purchases in December!

The benefits of joining Stampin' Up! are numerous!! Join my team and get my support as your upline. Let's talk!!

 
Special gift from me when you buy Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions!

Monday, November 17, 2014

TSSC 341 - A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. This card became an extra challenge for me this week. It's made entirely of pieces I already had. It started because I saw some trees I'd cut out with the Snowflake Card Thinlits Die, then I found the oval that the trees fit on perfectly, and it just went from there.


Even the card base was already cut. The only thing I did was punch the Lucky Limeade strip with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. The strip was already cut - a 1/2" remnant from making 4" x 5 1/4" pieces to layer on cards. I just had to punch it. The background piece was already embossed with the Chevron Embossing Folder and the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) was already cut. It was kind of fun - and made me realize just how many bits and pieces I have sitting around. Maybe I should challenge myself like this more often!

Bonus: the Candlelight Christmas DSP is on the Clearance Rack!

Here's this week's sketch. As you can see, I flipped it for my card.
 
 You can link your project and see the rest of the design team samples at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site. Hope you'll play along this week! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Banner Blessings

I love this new set from Stampin' Up! It's called Banner Blessings and features Bible verses.

These projects came from the Stampin' Up! blog. The stamp set was designed by Holly Stene and it looks like she made all these projects, as well. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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Monday, November 3, 2014

TSSC 339 - Festival of Trees

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. It features the Stampin' Up! stamp set, Festival of Trees.
 Supplies:
Stamps: Festival of Trees
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Flashback
Ink: Garden Green
Dazzling Details
Here's this week's sketch. As you can see, I didn't put anything where the star is. I had planned to put the little cardinal from Festival of Trees in that area, but it just didn't look right. I decided I liked the card just the way it is.
 
 You can link your project and see the rest of the design team samples at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site. Hope you'll play along this week! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

TSSC 338 - Newborn King Gift Box

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. As soon as I saw this week's sketch, the square shape made me think of a gift box. This is the first time I tried out my new Gift Box Punch Board. I like it!
 

Supplies:

Stamps: The Newborn King
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Night of Navy, and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Neutrals Paper Stack (Retired)
Ink: StazOn Black, asst. Stampin' Write Markers for coloring
Big Shot: Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Circles Framelits
Ribbon: Early Espresso Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (on Clearance Rack)
Tools: Gift Box Punch Board
 
Here's this week's sketch. As you can see, I moved my ribbon and bow so that the ribbon went around the box w/the bow (or in my case, more of a knot w/tails) on top.
 
You can link your project and see the rest of the design team samples at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site. Hope you'll play along this week!
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

TSSC 337 - The Newborn King

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. It features the Stampin' Up! stamp set, The Newborn King.

 
 Supplies:
Stamps: The Newborn King
Cardstock:Night of Navy, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, and Whisper White
Ink: StazOn Black, asst. colors for water coloring
Big Shot: Circles Framelits
Tools: Aqua Painter
 
Here's this week's sketch. Use it to inspire you.
 You can link your project and see the rest of the design team samples at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site. Hope you'll play along this week!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Gentle Peace

The Reason for the Season!

Stampin' Up! has introduced a beautiful new Christmas stamp set - Gentle Peace.

These pictures are from the Stampin' Up! blog. The set works beautifully with Blendabilities, but you could color it in more traditional ways, too. Or use it as line art, as on the blue card. This would also be a perfect stamp for the stained glass technique using vellum.

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Gentle Peace (139523) is a photopolymer set with 4 stamps. Recommended clear block sizes are A, F, & H (not included in the set).

Monday, October 13, 2014

TSSC 336 - My Digital Studio Card

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. I made it in My Digital Studio (MDS).

 
Here's this week's sketch. Use it to inspire you!
You can see the rest of the design team samples and link your own entry at the  TSSC site. Hope you'll play along this week!

Check back tomorrow for the new Weekly Deals! There's still time to get this week's specials. Order Online (hostess code 3HS7NWDP) or contact me about a group order.

Monday, October 6, 2014

TSSC 335 - Well Worded

Stamp, Stock and Save sale and Weekly Deals end today! Don't miss out on these great savings! Contact me by 7:00pm to be part of the group order or order online (hostess code 3HS7NWDP).

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. It features the Stampin' Up! stamp set, Well Worded.


Supplies:
Stamps: Well Worded
Cardstock: Real Red,Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Flashback
Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Simply Pressed Clay

I have really been doing a lot of the Rock and Roll technique lately. It's thanks to that technique that the butterfly has its pretty two-toned look. I made the button myself using the Simply Pressed Clay and the Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds. The clay is white, but it can be colored. I used my Smoky Slate Stampin' Write marker to make the button match one of the colors in the Designer Series Paper.

Here's this week's sketch. Use it to inspire you.
 
You can link your project and see the rest of the design team samples at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site. Hope you'll play along this week!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Stamp, Stock and Save


Save on lots of basics! All regular Classic ink pads, color family packs of card stock, whisper white card stock, medium envelopes, Fast Fuse adhesive, select stamps, and more!

See all items and order online here (hostess code 3HS7NWDP) or contact me about a group order. Ends October 6!

While you're at the Stampin' Up! site, be sure to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance items for even more savings.




 All Classic ink pads - $5.06

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