Friday, January 27, 2012

Flower Hearts & Butterflies

Flower Hearts & Butterflies Tissue Box Cover

There was a time I was frustrated trying to match the tissue boxes to the different rooms in my house.  Now I just make a Tissue Box Cover and slip it over the box.  I never have to worry about it not matching!  I've had so much fun using the FREE Designer Series Paper Everyday Enchantment from the
All the projects I have shown in the past few weeks featuring this paper, have been made from 1 PACKAGE! 


Card Stock:  Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade
Designer Series Paper:  *Everday Enchantment
And More: Jewels- Pearls & Rhinestones, Embosslits- Beautiful Wings, **Fashionable Hearts, *Ribbon Pack- lucky Limeade, Lace Ribbon Border Punch

*sale-a-bration item
** Occasions Mini Catalog

Closer look at the Flowers & Grass

Technique Tip:  The grass was made by cutting a piece of Clear Window Sheet 1/2" x 4 1/4". Run Sticky Strip on BOTH sides of the Window Sheet.  Remove Sticky film from ONE side.  Wrap the Everday Enchantment Ribbon Lucky Limeade around the Sticky Window Sheet, not overlapping the Ribbone.  Wrap the entire length.  On the back side, clip the Ribbon at the bottom, turn over, trim your grass.  Adhere to Tissue Box by removing the Sticky film from the back side.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012



Each year Stampin' Up! offers FREE items in their Sale-a-Bration Catalog! When you order $50.00 Stampin' Up! products from their catalog or online, you get to select from the SAB Catalog 1 item for FREE!  You get 1 item for each $50.00 in product you order.  What a deal!

If you want to join the Stampin' Up! Team and become a Demonstrator, you can join for $125.00 and receive a Starter Kit valued for more than $345.00.


SALE-A-BRATION STARTER KIT BONUS!  Receive your choice of either FREE Designer Series Paper (you pay for shipping) or a FREE My Digital Studio Download (no shipping charge) EVERY MONTH that you are active, from Feb. through Dec., 2012.  Up to a $120 value!

If you love the product, and want to expand your Stampin' Up! supplies at a discount, this is an awesome opportunity. Contact me for details.

HOBBY STAMPERS!  You can join and get the benefits now thru June 30, 2012 with no obligation to purchase anything further or host workshops.  There's no penalty to drop.   

Sunday, January 22, 2012


122380 $14.95

This is a " Perfect Gift for someone who likes to dabble in creativity but is new to Stampin' Up!  Everything to make 10 bright and beautiful cards, a box with dividers to organize cards and 10 printed envelopes the make the kit complete!" If you have received the Occasions Mini Catalog, you have seen this description on page 42 describing this adorable Card Set & Box.

I turned the envelopes and cards into a scrapbook!  You can too!

Friday, January 20, 2012


I may have mentioned once before ( or twice :-)  ) that I am going to be a G'ma in a few weeks! 
There was a baby shower last week at our house and here are a couple of pictures of the cute cupcakes with Dinosaur Suckers, and an ADORABLE Dinoland Cut out  for Harrison's new Dinosaur room.  Thanks to Stephanie and her team of creative hands, the shower was a delight.  We had delicious soups and sandwiches and Dinosaur Cookies to enjoy. This week is a family shower which we are all looking forward to getting together.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


This Mini Scrap Album was made with all Stampin' Up! products. I watched a video tutorial from Following the Paper Trail and tweaked it to make my own.  I used 2 different envelopes- Medium Whisper White and Medium Crumb Cake.  The reason they look like different shapes and sizes is because I sealed them and turned some of them on their sides and cut some of them down.  There are 8 Envelopes total and 8 Inserts for pictures and journaling.

Next week starts SALE-A-BRATION ! The Designer Series Paper, & Brads will be available for FREE with a product order!

Center Insert

Top View

Side View

Flower Up Close

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Gift Box Closed

Explosion Box Opened with Gift Card

Gift Card Up Close
WOW! What a FUN way to give a gift card!  Explosion Boxes are such a surprise to the receiver to open!  Many are used for scrapbooks and highlighting photos of momentous trips, family & friends, pets, anything that is captured in picures.  This box will be going to a baby shower.  A few years ago, when my husband & I celebrated our 30th Anniversary on a Cruise, I made him an Explosion Box full of gift cards to some of his favorites:  restaurants, a department store, a sporting good store, and OUR favorite place to spend time-Walt Disney World!  It travelled so well, because I kept it flat and hidden until our Anniversary!

Do you recognize the paper, ribbon & brads??  I didn't think so!  It will be one of the FREE items in the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Catalog which will be available January 24 !  For EVERY $50 you spend in Stampin' UP! product, you get to choose a free item from the SAB Catalog! If you need a SAB Catalog, contact me. 

Check out the other Explosion Boxes Challenge at Butternut Sage Designs!  Be sure and let the Designer's know if you like their Boxes!

Have a La Dee Dah Day!

Stamp Sets: Occasions Alphabet and Short & Sweet
Ink: Pool Party, Poppy Parade
Card Stock: Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla
DSP- Everyday Enchantment (free during SAB with Product Purchase)
And More: Jewels- Pearls, Brads & Ribbon-SAB Bundle (free during SAB with Product Purchase)

Picture Tutorial- Explosion Box

Base: Cut 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" Card Stock
Score 2 1/2" on all 4 sides

Remove ALL 4 Corners

Fold and Burnish with a Bone Folder ALL 4 Sides


Lid:  Cut 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" Card Stock
Score 1" on ALL 4 Sides

Snip Corners at an Angle from Score Line to Score Line

Cut along Score Line as Shown

Fold and Burnish the Creases with your Bone Folder

Add Sticky Strip to Angled Cut Corners as Shown

Remove Sticky Strip's top Layer and Match Edges of Lid and Adhere.

Fold up ALL 4 Sides of Base and Place Lid on Top


I measure each side, then cut the layer 1/8" shorter than the measurements.

EX:   If it measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2 " I cut the next Card Stock layer 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" and glue it down. The layer on top of that will be 1/8" shorter than the last piece. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) will measure 3 1/4" x 3 1/4", and glue it down.

The Bow is about 18 pieces of 2 1/2" x 1/2" Strips. They are curved with the bone folder and a hole punched using the Crop-a-Dile and then fastened with a Designer Brad.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Elegant Bird- KKC09

Our new Occasions Mini Catalog is LIVE now!  I have used a few items on this card to wet your creative appetite! The Elegant Bird Die for your Big Shot, & Trinket Hearts.  You may see this card on Carrie Gaskin's blog Artistic Avenger! She invited me to be a guest designer, and I made 4 different projects trying to decide which one to submit!  Carrie is so talented and so is her team, so I am honored to join them this week.  I designed it for one of her color challenges, and yes, it was a CHALLENGE for sure! Visit Carrie & the other Designers on her Team and come play along with us!

Stamp Set:  Established Elegance
Ink:  Soft Suede, River Rock, Cajun Craze, Regal Rose, Versa Mark Pad
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, River Rock, Cajun Craze, Regal Rose
DSP:  First Edition Specialty
And More:  Jewels- Pearls, Victoria Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Clear Embossing Powder, Vintage Trinkets, Key Trinket, Heart Trinket, Elegant Bird Die

Technique Tip: You can make your own designer paper as shown on the Elegant Bird! I used Regal Rose Card Stock and I stamped the swirled images from the stamp set in Regal Rose and Cajun Craze, overlapping the colors and turn the stamp in different directions.  The edges are then sponged with Cajun Craze and Soft Suede.

Established Elegance Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Established Elegance: Wood Mount- 122530  Clear Mount- 122530

Monday, January 9, 2012


The Occasions Mini Catalog stamp set- Packed for Mom can be purchased separate or as a Packed for Everything Bundle! This stamp is really adorable and I had a great time coloring it in with my Stamp & Write Markers!  It's a simple 3" x 3" card with a match envelope from the DSP that was FREE! for Sale-A-Bration. 

Sale-A-Bration starts January 24 and ends March 31. For every $50 you buy in product, you pick out the item you want from the SAB Catalog!  Start making your wish list and place an order with me or online.

Stamp Set: Packed for Mom
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade
DSP: Everyday Enchantment
And More:  Jewels- Pearls, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

Technique Tip:  The purse was stamped on the DSP and cut out. Make it dimensional with a Dimensional or 2.

Packed for Mom - Wood-Mount Stamp
Packed for Mom

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Last week we had a class and we decorated the Card Keeper Box. It was a delight to see all the different creative ways to use the Beau Chateau and Timeless Portrait DSP on their boxes.  I designed these two cards for the class attendees, so they would have their first card to put inside. The Hat Pin is available in the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog!

Stamp Set:  Established Elegance
Ink: Basic Black or Soft Suede
DSP:  Timeless Portrait (TP) or Beau Chateau (BC)
Card Stock:  TP- River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
                    BC- Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
And More:  Hat Pin, Designer Fabric- TP or BC , Victoria Crochet Trim, Scalloped Edge Punch

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Here is my 2nd Dinosaur that I made using My Digital Studio (MDS) . This was also made using punches in the design studio. 
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