Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Joy for Christmas

This is a super awesome tag made by my Stampin' Friend Chari. She had some inspiration from the Holiday Mini - but I just LOVE this!!

And here's a close up of the details - I really like how the Scallop Circle is wrapped around from the back. And I love the whole color scheme, based on the Deck the Halls Designer Papers. It's vintage, but elegant!

I wish I had a bunch more to decorate my whole Christmas tree! Guess I could make them!!


Monday, November 29, 2010

A Fun Christmas Treat!

I made these fun little Christmas treats today. I used the Sparkly & Bright set with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch and the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch. They each sandwich a Reeses peanut butter cup!

Then I had to get a little creative for the topper. I wanted a punch for the saying (that also comes form the same set), so I used the Wide Oval Punch. And to layer it, I used a coordinating oval from the Oval Big Shot die, and the larger scallop circle (folded in half) from the Scallop Circles #2 Big Shot die.

I did buy the cello bags from an online store (not Stampin' Up!).


Friday, November 26, 2010

More Candy Cane Christmas!? Not for Long...

Here's another card I made with Candy Cane Christmas Designer Papers. I guess I'm not the only one who is liking these papers - it has definitely been a popular pattern! So popular that it will be running out soon!!

Stampin Up! is anticipating that the Candy Cane Christmas Papers will run out sometime in the next week. They've said that once their stock is depleted they will not re-order. So, if you were interested in getting it - Now is the time!!

Here's a small picture of the papers, and they're found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here I am working on crafty things, when I have lots of cooking and setting up to do! I have 20 people for Thanksgiving tomorrow!!

But I guess this counts for getting ready - just maybe not top priority. I made these cones and filled them with a baggie of caramel corn. I'm going to set one on each place setting at the dinner table.

And, yes, I actually used retired Designer Paper. I figured that my family won't know (except maybe my mom!), and why not use my older supplies of paper!

I was inspired to make these from Carrie Gaskin - she's an awesome stamper! She made these for Thanksgiving also, but she's in Canada, where Thanksgiving is in October.

Anyway, I liked the idea of laying these on the plates. And, I really like how the little tag set hangs down from it.

Well, better get some priority things in place - like food!

Happy Thanksgiving,


Monday, November 22, 2010

Sending Thanksgiving Wishes...

I made a few of these cards to send out. One will go to my brother, who moved two years ago, and I haven't seen since! We've talked, but he hasn't been home, and I haven't been out to see him. Phone calls and handmade cards are the next best thing I guess.

I love this saying from the Seasonal Sentiments set in the Holiday Mini. I added some Big Shot leaves and used the Finial Press Embossing Folder for some texture. It all works well for me - I'm always thinking about what to add to a card that I know I will mail, trying to not make it too thick or lumpy. The Impressions Folders really help do the trick!

Hope you are getting ready for an enjoyable Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Candy Cane Birthday!

This is a CASE of a birthday card from somewhere on Stampin' Connection! I made it when I was making Christmas samples for the Sacramento Expo. I had thought, Hey - some people do have Christmastime birthdays - so why not?!

I used the Perfect Punches set and the Tasteful Trim Big Shot die with the Candy Cane Christmas Designer Paper.

Kind of simple, but I like it! A LOT!!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

It's a Nice Day for a White Wedding!

I hope it does turn out to be a nice day for a white wedding (cause it's pretty cold out right now!). And, sorry Liz, I know that after you read the title of the post you're now going to be singing like Billy Idol! :)

I haven't been to many weddings lately, but I was waiting to make this card. I saw this version made by Sabriena Satchwell, and I knew that the next wedding I went to, they'd be getting this card!

It's a pattern made by Lynn Pratt originally. And typically, I would not trace and cut out a pattern!! Just not my thing, but I loved this card - and thought it was worth it. Also, I only had to make one!! I couldn't imagine tracing and cutting out a lot of them! So, the dress is embossed with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, and other than that it's tracing and cutting!

And, it's a tri-fold card! I did break out my Level 3 Hostess set for the words inside, and I think the swirlys are from the Priceless set!

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Super Cute Gift Card Idea!

A couple weeks ago I found this gift card idea - and I HAD to CASE it! I think it's super cute! I love the Candy Cane papers on it, but I especially love the little bow on top made with the oval punches!

Here's the inside to slide the gift card into.

Super cute, and fun details! The saying is from the set Four the Holidays.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Big On Christmas!

This is a card that was inspired from the catalog. If you check out the card on page 32, I decided to make that card - but in a mailable version! And, I didn't have a whole jar of glitter to spare for each card! :) If you've seen the card in the catalog you'll see what I mean!

Anyway, I was pretty happy with how this turned out! I have a tendency to mainly use new sets when I'm creating lately. And I really love some of our sets that aren't brand new, it's just that they get set aside and forgotten about. So it was fun to take this out and stamp him up again - and give him a little body and arms!!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Demonstrator Kit Special!

Ever thought about being a demonstrator? Maybe you want to have stamp parties? Maybe just get the discount on products? Well, now might be the time!!

The demonstrator kit (items listed and pictured on page 8 of the catalog) is 50% off! So, that's $87.50 for more than $310 worth of products. And, you can choose the Standard Starter Kit or the Digital+ Starter Kit.

Don't wait too long though - the offer ends on November 30th!

Call or email me if you want more information,


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Design A House for $5.95!

Sure the economy is down, but $5.95 for a house? OK, so even if it is just a cute home decor item - Yes, it is a great bargain at $5.95!

I used a tutorial from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator to decorate this cute little Candy Cane Christmas house. It's a little more colorful than I probably would have done it, but I like how it turned out! All the little details make it fun.

You'll have to see it in person to really appreciate it!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tags Til Christmas Ornament

I made this card as part of all my Candy Cane Christmas samples for the Expo. It uses the Tags til Christmas ornament stamp, along with the Ornament punch (which is still on the 20% off bundle special).

And for the merry & bright saying I used one of my 19 sayings from the Jolly Jingles wheel (see my previous post of how to make 19 stamps from one wheel).

And my favorite part of the card is the rhinestone bling on the ornament!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Cold enough for Sledding!

OK, so maybe it only snows in Hollister once every 15 years or so, but it sure feels cold enough to me! And the one time it snowed since I've lived here, it was like a thin layer of shaved ice on the ground!! But, anyway, I was inspired to make this card from Stampin Connection - and I thought it was pretty cute. It uses stamps from the Merry Crittermas set. And, of course, what would snow be without Dazzling Diamonds glitter!?

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas Gift package card

This is such a great, easy idea for a Christmas card! I made one in more traditional colors for Christmas a while back, but I like this non-traditional color combo too! The Designer Paper is the Candy Cane Christmas pack.

Using your favorite Holiday Designer Paper (cut it 3" x 4" - so you get 12 from one sheet!). Then layer that onto a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece (you get 6 of those from a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock). Wrap some coordinating ribbon with a "gift tag" and stick it to a card - Wah Lah, A Cute Christmas card!!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Welcome Home, Christmas!

I saw this card on Sherri Barron's website, another Stampin' Up! demonstrator! She does nice clean stamping. - And I Loved this card!! An easy idea, a little sponging - and Merry Christmas! The panel pieces on the door are 1 1/2" square and 1 1/2" x 2 1/2".

The wreath is from the Welcome Christmas set, and the Merry is from the Tiny Tags set. I added the little Colored Rhinestones on the wreath! - Love it!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Jolly Old Saint Nick!

Doesn't this Santa just make you want to smile?! And the glitter on his hat brim and hat ball topper are super cute in real life! This card was kind of a CASE from the Mini Catalog cover; I just changed up the colors a bit! I wasn't so sure I wanted this set at first, but I really like this Santa (and the set has a super cute snowman in it too), and the background snowflakes and the saying are awesome! So now I'm lovin' it!

Wouldn't he make a great kids' Christmas card? Actually, he'd be cute for anybody!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas Trees!

Here's a simple idea to make a cute and quick Christmas card! I made three triangles from Candy Cane Christmas Designer Papers. I tore some Whisper White for snowy hills, and added some glitter! And, the saying and snowflakes are from the Jolly Old Saint Nick set.

The red glitter brad tops it all off!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

MANY Christmas Card Choices!!

So... finally, here are the choices for making Christmas Cards at my house on November 19th (morning or evening times). I'm such a terrible decision-maker, so even now I'm still thinking there are a couple more choices I wanted to add, but you gotta stop somewhere!!

So above is 1a - Welcome Christmas family

1b - Welcome Christmas - sledding kids (same card materials as above - different focal stamp. So you can mix these two up... make a couple of each just by changing the stamp)

2 - Comfort and Joy

3 - Welcome Christmas JOY

4 - Gift Package Merry Christmas

5 - Peace on Earth

6 - Seasonal Sentiments Cherry (you can request this one in Not Quite Navy - check out yesterday's post to see it)

7 - Snow Swirled Snowflakes

8 - Sparkly and Bright Rudolf

9 - Season's Greetings embossed frame

So, there are the choices!! Thanks to the sharing of so many demonstrators on Stampin' Connection for the ideas and inspiration.

If you're coming to tomorrow's Technique Class, I'll have these cards out for you to check out in real life (sometimes that makes a big difference seeing them in person!). Otherwise, email me to let me know which cards you'd like to make, and how many of each. Remember to order in groups of 4. If you need more information about the cards or class, send me an email about that too!

Hope you'll join me and have some fun making our Christmas cards together!!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Same Card, New Color!

I posted this card a couple weeks ago in Cherry Cobbler. And although I LOVE Cherry Cobbler, I just wanted some variety in colors for Christmas cards. I seem to keep going for Cherry Cobbler when I think Christmas, but I do like the blues for Christmas too! Anyway, this is Not Quite Navy, and notice the Clear Brad! It's not so clear! Well I used a little black, a little blue and a little green (Sharpie Marker, that is!) - and Wah Lah! it's Not Quite Navy too! Cool, huh?


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas Stamping Mode!

I'm in a mass card-making mode today!! I told my Stampin' Buddy Liz that I will be by her house this afternoon, with many Candy Cane Christmas-themed cards and projects in hand!

So, I'm online doing mass-CASEing! This card was inspired by an awesome stamper, Vicki Burdick. I changed it up a bit with what I had in my stack of pre-cut pieces and such, but love it!

The Santa is Jolly Old Saint Nick, but the saying is from Just Believe - Love how they go together!!