Archive for October, 2009

Deals of the week pic

Oh, sorry to be so late getting the word out on this, but the new Deals of the Week are below.  This is the last week for these deals.  Contact me today to place your orders, if you wish!

Item  Description Special Price
116214  Princess Party Kit  $9.99
116213  Pirate Party Kit $9.99

Princess Party Kit

Pirate Party kit

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Just a little gift

for you gift card set

I had to make several gifts for special people, so I made this set of 4 3″x3″ notecards in a little gift box.  (Click photo for a larger view.)  I used the adorable and sweet, Great Friend stamp set, and made a box using the Scallop Envelope die.  The directions can be found on Kristin’s blog here.  It’s super easy to make, and holds perfectly the 4 notecards and 4 mini envelopes.  I used some scraps of the Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper.  These double-sided papers are fantastic for choosing your color scheme for you!

I’d like to see if you make a set of cards w/ this cute box…just let me know!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and as always, thanks so much for stopping by!

{for you ingredients}

Stamps: Great Friend

Paper: Sahara Sand & Whisper White card stock, Thoroughly Modern DSP

Ink: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay & Rose Red

Accessories: corner rounder punch, Scallop Envelope Bigz die & Big Shot by Sizzix, Soft Suede polka dot ribbon

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great-friend-stamp-setItem #113792 Thoroughly Modern DSPItem #115673 scallop envelope dieItem #113462

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Sunflower Sweet Treat CupI got the idea to make the Sweet Treat cup into a sunflower from my upline, but I made my petals with the Pick a Petal stamp set, since I don’t have the Sweet Centers stamp set.  It was not the easiest card to make, but I really like it.  Like the last card, I embossed the front with the polka dots and made the card into a slider so that the sunflower seeds can be retrieved from the card without destroying it.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

{Sunflower Sweet Treat Cup card ingredients}

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Falling Leaves, & All Holidays

Paper: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard & Whisper White card stock, Always Artichoke Prints paper (Patterns Pack, Hostess Level 1, retired)

Ink: More Mustard & Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Chocolate Chip striped grosgrain ribbon, Sweet Treat cup, Modern Label, Round Tab, & 1 3/4″ punches, hemp twine, SU! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate & Big Shot by Sizzix

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HARDWARE!  That’s what’s on sale this week…good prices, too!  The third deals of the week are from October 19, 10 AM (MT) through October 26, 9:50 AM (MT).  Call or email me today to place your order.




Regular Price 

Special Price



Basic Jumbo grommets 





Mini Library clips 





Circle Designer brads 





1/2″ Library clips 



Basic Jumbo Grommetsmini library clips

circle designer bradslibrary clips half inch

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Happy Thanksgiving scallop squareIt was all about Fall this month for stamp club.  First we made this card, which I pretty much CASEd from this one.  I like my scallops to be on the top of the card, too – so after making the card with the fold at the top, I covered it with a full scallop square, which I had decorated as you see.  It’s a bit more card stock, but I like the look of it much better.

Originally my card had an Old Olive leaf, instead of the Pumpkin Pie one.  But my daughter thought it didn’t look enough like Fall, and urged me to take off the green one and replace it with this one.  I did.  I miss the Old Olive leaf – I thought the colors looked great together, but I think she’s right – it looks more Fall now. 

little pumpkin boxNext up is this adorable Tiny Pumpkin Basket, which I found here, complete with great directions.  I didn’t have a proper leaf image to add, so I used this Momiji (Japanese Maple) leaf punch my husband bought me in Japan well over a year ago.  Isn’t it just adorable?  It would not punch through the Garden Green card stock, so I had to use the plain side of some double-sided paper from the retired Hostess Level 1, Patterns Pack II.  I free-handed the Close to Cocoa stems.Momiji punch

Then came the challenging project for me, as well as the girls (see below).  I had planned on making just a turkey with the Sweet Treat cups, to be used as a small gift or table setting, or something like that.  But when I visited my upline, Diane, and I saw her adorable cards, I decided to make a card instead.  She showed me how to make a slider for the candy, so one doesn’t have to Turkey Sweet Treat Cupdestroy the card in order to get the candy out.  I thought it was brilliant!  Later I found an idea similar here on another one of my favorite blogs, but I did mine differently.  I didn’t want a “mat” behind the turkey in order to facililate the slider, so my husband came up with the idea to have it behind the card instead.  Wow, I like it much better!

Turkey Sweet Treat Cup backWhat I did was add the cup behind the front of the card, instead of placing it on the top.  And you’ll put a few glue dots to attach it, rather than using the cup’s adhesive, which you’ll actually leave in tact.  Then, you’ll need to make a back panel large enough for the slider piece to fit between the cup and it.  You’ll only add glue dots on 3 edges, leaving the end piece free of adhesive for your sliding piece to go in.  Don’t forget to punch a hole in the back panel!  I had to tear mine off and add that, duh!  Make your sliding piece slightly smaller, add the tab to the end to grab it with, and you’re done!  I couldn’t decide whether or not I liked the sentiment, which I put on the tab, so I turned it over.  It says, “for you”.  I just thought it looked funny with it.  But if I want to turn it around and use it, I still can.

I made the turkey feathers using the large oval punch, since I don’t have the Sweet Centers stamp set from the Holiday Mini.  Man, it would have made it easier I think.  I had to determine how much of the oval to cut off, using the 1 3/4″ circle punch so that it would line up around the circle properly.  I sponged the edges in matching ink.  And to make the brown feathers, I made 5 scallop circles and cut off all but 8 of the scallops, using the same 1 3/4″ circle punch.  They will then fit around the circle just right.  The feet were made first by punching the Really Rust card stock with the large oval punch, then lining the tips in the smallest flower of the Boho Flowers punch,  It works perfectly!  One more thing – in order to get the sentiment to fit better inside the Modern Label punch, I made it smaller like you can on the Word Window punch by punching close to one end, then re-inserting the other end carefully back into the opposite end and punch again.  Now that it’s on the card though, I think this looks ridiculous, as there is center to the punch, so now it’s actually off-center.  I decided to point this out because I know someone out there would have looked at it and realized it’s weird.  Oh well.

Come back next time to see another card idea with the Sweet Treat cups that I LOVED from my upline!  I hadn’t seen this one done before and I had to make one.  These Sweet Treat cups are not only adorable, but very affordable at only $2.95 for 12.  Thank you so much for stopping by today, and for leaving your sweet comments!

{Happy Thanksgiving card ingredients}

Stamps: Falling Leaves

Paper: Kraft, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White card stock

Ink: Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry & Elegant Eggplant

Accessories: Scallop Square Bigz Clear die & Big Shot by Sizzix, Soft Suede polka dot ribbon, paper piercer, mat pack, stampin’ dimentionals, 1 1/4″ square punch, sponge, linen thread

{Little Pumpkin Box ingredients}

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, & Close to Cocoa card stock, & Garden Green DSP

Ink: Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Large Oval punch, gold brads, paper piercing tool, sponge, leaf punch

{Turkey Sweet Treat Cup ingredients}

Stamps: Falling Leaves

Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, More Mustard, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie & Ruby Red card stock

Ink: Same as above, except Close to Cocoa

Accessories: SU! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate & Big Shot by Sizzix, Scallop circle, 1 3/4″ circle, Large Oval, Modern Label, Round Tab, & Boho Blossoms punches, Sweet Treat cup, Pumpkin Pie 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon, sponge, googlie eyes, glue dots, crystal effects

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Sweet Treat cupsItem #116802

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Deals of the week pic

The second deals of the week start today and are good through October 19, 9:50 AM (MT).  Yeah!  Big Shot dies on SALE!




Regular Price

Special Price



Perfect Setting Bigz XL die





Flower Burst Embosslits die





Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die



perfect setting Bigz die flower burst embosslit die pop up cake Bigz die

perfect setting imagepop up cake image

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Another Christmas card

Merry Christmas patterned pinesHere I made another Christmas card using the Scallop Square Bigz die & Shimmer Paint again.  I also used the new Hostess Level 1 stamp set, Patterned Pines (from the Holiday Mini catalog).  This time I mixed some Old Olive ink with the new Platinum Shimmer Paint, and like the last card, sponged it onto the rubber stamp and stamped onto Whisper White card stock.  In real life it has a pretty, silvery sheen to it.  I then cut out the trees and popped them onto the scallop rectange made from Kraft card stock and sponged lightly around the edges with Close to Cocoa.

Merry Christmas scallop onlyHere’s a photo of the scallop rectangle.  I love that this die can be used to make not only the obvious square with scallops, but also smaller squares and even various sized rectangles!  More value for my money!

{Merry Christmas pines ingredients}

Stamps: All Holidays, Patterned Pines

Paper: Chocolate Chip textured, Whisper White & Kraft card stock

Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, & Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Scallop Square Bigz & Big Shot by Sizzix, Platinum Shimmer Paint, sponge dauber, Old Olive striped grosgrain ribbon, stampin’ dimentionals, sponge

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scallop square clear bigz dieItem #115950

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A new love

Christmas Post CardI recently purchased the Scallop Square Bigz die and I love it!  I read from fellow SU! demonstrator, Gretchen, how you can make scalloped rectangles with this die, and that’s all I’ve been doing so far with it.  Since she has a tutorial, just go check it out and you’ll see how, but really all you do is cut your card stock just slightly larger than the desired size, then take it out and align it up and re-cut.  I also used my new Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and mixed a tiny bit with a couple of drops of Close to Cocoa ink, used a sponge dauber to paint it directly onto the trees stamp and then stamped.  It made a gorgeous, sparkly copper color, which you just cannot see on camera.  I just love it!  Come back again to see how I mixed a different color paint and ink, and used a new stamp.  Card measures 4 1/4″ x 5″.  Thanks for stopping by today!

{Christmas Post Card ingredients}

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Winter Post

Paper: Chocolate Chip textured & Naturals Ivory card stock

Ink: Close to Cocoa & Old Olive

Accessories: Scallop Square Bigz & Big Shot by Sizzix, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, sponge dauber, Real Red polka dot ribbon

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Lovely as a Tree stamp sets#115026

 Winter Post stamp set#111780

Champagne Mist shimmer ink#116806

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A catalog CASE

happy birthday cindyI loved the card on page 168 in the catalog so much that I bought the Pendant Notes & Pendant Park stamp set to be able to re-create it.  I changed mine up a bit by making it into a birthday card for my sis, and used a button in the middle instead.  What a simple card to make, over and over again!  Thanks for stopping by today!

{HAPPY BIRTHDAY ingredients}

Stamps: Pendant Park, A Little Birthday Cheer

Paper: Very Vanilla & Kiwi Kiss textured card stock

Ink: Old Olive & Chocolate Chip

Accessories: stamp-a-majig, Pendant Notes, button from stash & scrapper’s floss

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pendant park stamp set#115456    

pendant notes#116449

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This might be the one

card club thank you1

I can’t believe it’s almost time for card club, a local group of ladies who swap out cards for fun.  I made this little thing as a contestant for the swap.  We’ll see how it goes.  I’ll let ya know.  Just a simple card with a fall color combo.  My favorite colors, as you can probably tell.  I tried all kinds of colored leaves, and decided that Kiwi Kiss looks best.  They seriously shouldn’t have retired that color.  It’s my go-to green and I find it works with just about everything.  If only for ME, I think SU! should bring it back to stay!  Card measures 3″ x 6″.  Thanks for stopping by today!

{Just want you to know…ingredients}

Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts (Hostess Level 3)

Paper: Pumpkin Pie & Kiwi Kiss textured card stock, Thoroughly Modern DSP

Ink: Soft Suede

Accessories: Soft Suede polka dot ribbon, Filigree brad, little leaves sizzlit & Big Shot by Sizzix

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kind and caring thoughts stamp set  Item #115324

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Dates: October 1, 2009-March 31, 2010

Promotion Details:
With the launch of our much anticipated My Digital Studio software, new recruits can purchase an exclusive Starter Kit that includes My Digital Studio, in addition to stamps, inks, and accessories.

Starter Kit Price: $185 (over $295 value!)

Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:

Digital Starter Kit Photo

  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pads
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin’ Write markers
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1″ double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)
  • The new My Digital Studio – just another reason to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!  Contact me today to find out how you can take advantage of this great offer, and start doing what YOU love!

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    my digital studio photo

    Stampin’ Up!, long known for its exclusive rubber stamps and accessories for paper crafting, scrapbooking and home décor, is venturing into the digital age with the release of My Digital Studio.  My Digital Studio is an easy-to-use, software-based design studio featuring thousands of Stampin’ Up!’s award-winning images, colors, and accessories.

    My Digital Studio Software

    With the Digital Studio software, there are no limits to what you can create. Whether you’re creating cards, calendars, photo albums, or multimedia projects, this powerful and easy-to-use digital crafting software gives you the tools, along with thousands of exclusive Stampin’ Up! images you need to create in style!

    Professional Printing

    With the My Digital Studio software, you have the option to have your work professionally printed and delivered straight to your door! Professionally printed projects are ideal for layering with traditional Stampin’ Up! products to make unique, multidimensional hybrid projects.

    Digital Downloads

    Want digital images only? You can download images of our exclusive stamps, Designer Series papers, colors, or accessories for use with the design application of your choice!

    To get started creating digitally, order your copy now – just click here!

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    Deals of the week pic

    Stampin’ Up! has brought back the popular Deal of the Week, only it’s enhanced:  it is now DEALS of the Week –  meaning more products on sale!  From today through 10/12 at 9:50 am (Eastern time) save on the following items:



    Special Price


    Trio Flower punch



    5-Petal Flower punch



    My Way punch


    Contact me today to place your order, or visit my website to order online!  Check back next week for more deals.

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