Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sneakin' a Peek for Friday!

Here's the project we'll be making at Technique Class this Friday. I found the idea from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator Heather Klump. I loved the idea of having a way to cover a Fancy Favor treat, and it's so easy to make! I decided to call it a Lidded Fancy Favor.

Here it is with it's lid off! And the lid is really just another Fancy Favor die cut from Designer Paper, minus the bottom flaps. The center is pinched together, hole punched, and a bow tied through it!

So with the lid back on, you can squish it way down if you want to put little a treat in it.

Or you can leave the lid way up for lots of treats :) I like how it's versatile like that!

And if you were wondering where I got the cute saying, it's from the Sale-A-Bration set Sprinkled Expressions.

Hope to see you on Friday,


Monday, February 27, 2012

A Cute New Little Box!

I found this cute box tutorial made by Jill Hilliard a while back, and I've been waiting to make it! It uses the Petite Pocket Big Shot XL die (which I love!). On its own, the Petite Pocket is a great die cut for a gift card. But, I loved the idea of making it into a box! I just wondered how large it would be, and what would fit inside it.

So I tried it out with some Basic Black Card Stock, and then decided to add some St. Patrick's Day cheer to it! I especially love how the Silver Glimmer Scallop Circle gives it that POP! And I used some 'leftover' hearts from a card I made using the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit.

And after putting it all together, I put about seven Hershey's kisses in it. I also could fit a two-Kit Kat pack into it - the two bars in a wrapper (fun-size?) ones! The box is a fun little cute size!

I think it will make a cute set with the card I showed you yesterday. And I guess I'll be saving it for a special St. Patty's gift for someone :)

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Here's a card I made the other day (when I got my new Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored). I made a shamrock out of three hearts die cut from the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit. And I decided to use the Celebrate from the Sale-A-Bration set Outlined Occasions. I used Lucky Limeade for my St. Patrick's Day green!

And here's a close up of the shamrock. If you look closer at the Lucky Limeade background piece, I used the Diagonal Plate on the Simply Scored tool to create a criss-cross embossed background! Kinda fun, huh?! I like the addition of any kind of texture to a plain colored background.

So who says you need to have any St. Patrick's Day stamps to make a St. Patrick's Day card?!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

So Sweet!!

Using Stampin’ Up!’s Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper and Designer Stickers, you can create this set of sweet note cards and a box designed to look like a Sweet Shop, complete with a striped awning, to hold them. This ensemble will look nice on a desk and the handy note cards will be ready to include with a special gift!

This cute little set was made by Regina Andari, and you can get more details about the tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

And if you come back in a few days I'll be posting the project I made for Craft Project Central for the month of February. Plus, I'll actually be posting some projects I made over the next couple days. - I had some St. Patrick's Day motivation over the last few days - so I'll be sharing!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Talk about Cute?!

St. Patrick’s Day is less than a month away and this happy little leprechaun wants to share his pot of gold! This cute project with a punch art card is perfectly paired with a little Pot O’ Gold! Fill it with foil wrapped chocolates for a special st. Patty’s Day gift! Celebrate the holiday or give as a good luck treat!

I know a lot of people don't do much for St. Patrick's Day, but I just love this little set! It was made by Kim Score, and you can get the tutorial for it over at Craft Project Central. Subscribe to February 2012!

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Do You Plan for Meals?

Wow, this is one project I NEED to make!! I could save so much time if I knew what I was making for dinner each night.

This Menu Planner, Shopping List, and Notes set is designed to keep you organized when planning meals for your family! And shouldn’t something that is set out in your living space (hung with magnets on your refrigerator) be cute too? This set is so cute and functional you will have no problem planning meals for a week. You’ll have space to make quick notes on what you need to grab the next time you go to the store, as well as a categorized shopping list! Make several sets and give them away as gifts!

If you want to make this too, you can check out the details for the tutorial over at Craft Project Central. It was made by Carrie Rhoades.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

An Enchanting Set!

You’re going to love this purse and four matching cards with envelopes made with the new Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and the Fresh Vintage stamp set. The new Adorning Accents embossing folders and the Adorning Accents Edgelits dies give this project an elegant look especially when used with the Labels Collection Framelits die.

This cute set was made by Glenda Calkins, and you can get her tutorial by subscribing to Craft Project Central for the month of February 2012.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Cool Card Box Project!

Do you have too many birthdays and occasions to remember? Or, do you know someone who would love to receive a years worth of occasion cards? This beautiful and sturdy gift box contains six portfolios with a pocket for each month of the year. On each month’s pocket there is a tag where you can write names, dates, and occasions for that month to help you remember all of those special dates and occasions! Each pocket in the portfolio will hold five to six A2 size cards and envelopes depending on how bulky the cards are. That means that this beautiful gift box can hold 60 – 72 cards and envelopes!

This awesome project was made by Amanda Corbet, and you can get more details about the tutorial over at Craft Project Central.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Very Vanilla Valentine's Day!

I think I'm always creating last minute!! So here I am today making Valentines for my hubby and my son! Luckily, I had saved some cool ideas from Pinterest for inspiration. So I didn't have to do too much thinking! This first one was for my husband - I like the simplicity of it! And I really like the little Modern Label piece 'half hanging' over onto the window, just over the edge of the heart! That was actually part that I thought to do on my own!

And I found this idea on Pinterest too - it's for my son! Pretty simple idea too. The Hearts punch is punched on one side then the piece was flipped over and punched to the other side; that's what gives the mirror-image of that punch. At first that was a little mind-trick on me (and it's only Tuesday!), but I figured it out pretty quick! Then I punched a small single heart in the center of them. It has a piece of Real Red DSP underneath, Delightful Dozen Valentine stamp - and Wah lah!

Hope you have a Wonderful Valentine's Day!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

'Sweet' 13 Birthday!

Here's a card I made for a friend who needed a birthday card for a thirteen year old. If you've been on my blog, it might seem familiar to you! I made the original of this card for my daughter's twenty-first birthday last year.

So for this re-make, I changed up the colors. I really like these colors! The Blushing Bride is a soft and soothing pink, and I love it with my fav, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede.

Here's a closer look at the pinwheel. - It's made with a 2 1/2" square of Blushing Bride Designer Paper. I love how the Silver Glimmer Paper and the Rhinestone jewels give the pinwheel that extra sparkle!!

And, if you were wondering, the stick is just a skewer that is cut down. They're from Target in a packet of 100 for $2 - you buy them once and never run out!!

Have a great Sunday!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lovin' this Project!

This pretty-vintage greeting card has a Faux Book look that will wow the recipient whether they’re a book lover or not! The compartment inside is deep enough for a gift card (how about a Barnes and Noble gift card), or any other small treat! This beautiful project was made by Monika Davis, and you can get more information about getting her tutorial over at Craft Project Central!

This is such a cute project - and I'm lovin' her color choices!! - My fav!!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Stand-Up Lollipop Treat - and tutorial!

I saw this adorable lollipop idea somewhere last week, and I've been searching again and again to see where I originally saw it! Not sure if it was Pinterest or Stampin' Connection? (If you've seen it and know who inspired me, please let me know!)

Anyway, I'm always excited to use my Big Shot Dies to make fun little treats. So when I saw the original, I knew I wanted to make my own, with a Valentine twist!

Here's the side view of it, so you can see how perfect the Tootsie Pop fits in there! I used a Mini Glue Dot to hold the top of it in place. And I love how you can make a perfect little stand-up treat with a Tootsie Pop!

You start with a piece of 2 1/4" x 8 1/2" of Poppy Parade, folded in half. You lay the folded edge about 1/4" down from the straight edge of the scalloped tag (on the Two Tags Big Shot Die).

After opening up the tag piece flat, lay the center scored line on 1 3/4" and score it.

Then turn the piece around and lay the center score line at 2 1/4" and score again.

Then punch a 1/8" circle on the center of the score line you just made.

Lastly, fold up the sections, with the hole at the top for the lollipop stick to fit through. Once you put the lollipop through, you'll 'Dimensional' the front scallops together. Then add your scallop circle with all the circle punched layers. Mine were done with the PS I Love You set!

Hope you have all your Valentine treats ready! If not, you have this last weekend to finish them up - and this is a super quick and easy one!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Clever Cork Coaster Idea!

This cute and clever little coaster set with a coordinating card was made by Laurie Zoellmer for Craft Project Central this month. The coasters are such a cute idea for a little hostess gift for someone - and easy to make. You can get the tutorial by subscribing to February 2012 over Craft Project Central!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Goodness!

Wow!! What a start to February over at Craft Project Central right now! - Some of the most Beautiful projects I've seen! Take a lookie:

This Valentine Ensemble would be a great gift for a teacher or any sweet Valentine on your list! This cute little paper Mailbox can hold these darling 3" x3" Note Cards or chocolate treats for the kids! The Do Not Disturb door hanger has a pocket to hold mints or any other small treat! Once you have the templates you can easily recreate this project for any theme or occasion.

It was made by a new designer, Holley Sullivan.

This pretty heart box has a special pair of earrings hidden inside. You can create them with Stampin’ Up! brads in just s few minutes! Not only is this a great gift for Valentine’s Day, but it would be wonderful for Mother’s Day, birthdays, and so much more!

This super cute project was made by Chris Galbraith!

And if you haven't seen enough Valentine goodness already...

This is a great Valentine Heart Treat Holder filled with decorated Hershey’s Kisses and a pretty coordinating card. And it was made by Heidi King!

These are only the first three projects for the month of February... There are seven more to come! And I'll be featured this month again too! For just $10, you can subscribe and get all the step-by step tutorials to make these awesome projects! Just stop by Craft Project Central and subscribe to February 2012!

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stand-Up Double Pocket Picture Tutorial!

I got a few requests for the instructions and measurements for the cool little Stand-Up Double Pocket we made at my Technique Class yesterday. So here goes:

So I started with a 8" square of Designer Paper and folded it half to make a triangle.

Then lay the folded edge flush against the top edge of the Simply Scored. Score lines at 3 3/4" and 7 1/2".

Then turn it so the folded edge is flush against the left edge of the Simply Scored. Score at 3/4".

Crease all the score lines nice and crisp, and open the piece flat again.

Fold in the two sides.

Crease the middle section into an "M" fold (looking at it from the side).

Fold up the pocket sides and punch a hole in the center point. I used the Small Oval punch for this size.

Tie a ribbon through the holes and fill up your pockets!

So I was inspired to make this project when I saw a larger one made by Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek. Hers was made with a 12" x 12" (instead of an 8" x 8") piece of Designer Paper. The score lines were 5 1/4" and 11 1/2" (instead of 3 1/4" and 7 1/2"). Then from fold line 1" (instead of 3/4").

I made the larger size too, and it's cool because it will fit the regular A2 sized cards and envelopes in the pockets, but it's a little awkward to score on the Simply Scored because it's so much longer at the fold line! I really liked making the little one though, and it's super cute with the 3" x 3" note cards!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Sneak Peek for this Friday's Class!

Here's the little Stand Up Double Pocket that we'll be making at this Friday's Technique Class! I love this idea - I found the idea from another demonstrator, who made this from a 12" x 12" piece of Designer Paper and used it for full sized cards. But, being that I love little things, I changed up the dimensions, and made it to fit 3" x 3" cards and a little treat!

And here's a closer look at the cards that are in the front pocket. They are 3" x 3" note cards, and they have envelopes included with them! Kind of fun for Valentines or birthdays, a little thank you - whatever! The Teeny Tiny Wishes set makes it easy to make them for any occasion. And I LOVE how the smallest of our Framelits look with the Sweet Shop Designer Stickers on these (thanks to Mercedes Weber for the inspiration!).

And here's the back pocket! Of course, I have to put a little sweet treat in it! But it could be used for more little cards or notes! And it's great because this whole little package stands up all cute and on it's own! - What a fun little surprise to leave someone on their desk!

I hope you'll be joining us in making this little project on Friday!

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