Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween with a Nontraditional Card

Happy Halloween!
Today I have a nontraditional card for you.

Products I used
Basic Black card stock
Howlstooth & Scaringbone designer series paper
Champagne Glimmer Paper
Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set
Basic Black Stampin' Ink Pad
Tangerine Tango Stampin' Ink Pad
Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Apothecary Accents and Labels Collection Framelits
SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals
Hope you have a Sweet Halloween!
Happy Stampin' 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pumpkin All Dressed up in Designer Series Paper

I saw this idea in a magazine last year but forgot about it because it was after Thanksgiving. As I was making Halloween cards and 3-D projects I thought of it.  I really like how it turned out.
A pumpkin covered in designer series paper


I used a real pumpkin but using a pumpkin you buy at the local craft store would be great because you could bring it out year after year. 
What you need to make this project
Designer Series Paper( I used 4 sheets of Comfort Cafe)
Card Stock for the leaves; I used Cherry Clobber (optional)
Brushed Gold Card Stock (trendles) 
Mod Podge  
Disposable Gloves
Sponge Brush
Protective covering for your work space (I used the brown paper that comes in out packages from Stampin' Up!)
Paper Plate to set your pumpkin on.

I started out washing the pumpkin and letting it dry
I tore different width of designer series paper; when you tear the paper turn it over and tear on the opposite side you want to show on your pumpkin so there won't be any white edges showing.
Apply glue to a 2"-4" width space on the pumpkin; apply glue to a piece of designer series paper and place the paper strip on the pumpkin. Paint more glue on the paper. smooth out any bubbles. Continue this until the pumpkin is completely covered. Check you work...I had to go over some strips again with some glue and smooth the strips out with my fingers.
Let dry overnight...Cut out leaves with Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Hot glue to top of pumpkin.
I made three curly trendels  for my pumpkin(optional)   
Before gluing the leaves on the pumpkin, I wadded them up, used Early Espresso ink on a Dauber and added the color around the edges of each leaf and rubbed ink on the wrinkles. I spritzed each leaf
with  a solution I made with Champagne Mist Paint and Rubbing Alcohol.
 It took me about 1 1/2 hours because I had two of our granddaughters covering pumpkins too. We had a fun night.
When we were at the half way mark, we went out for pizza. 
Happy Stampin'


Monday, October 29, 2012

Last Minute Halloween Cards

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Halloween is just two days away...Today I have some last minute Halloween cards for you.

Products I used
Whisper White, Basic Black card stock, Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper.
Stamp Set Googly Ghouls
Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L 
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
STAZON Black Ink
Large Oval Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive


Products I used
Whisper White and Tangerine Tango card stock
STAZON Black Ink
Tangerine Tango Stampin' Pad & Marker
Spooky Bingo Bits
Spider Web Folder
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
1" Circle Punch
SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals    

Come back tomorrow...I have my 3-D project already.
Hint! It can be used for Halloween, or the entire fall season.

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Happy Stampin!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Idea for Wood Stamp Blocks

Good Morning!

It's getting closer to Halloween and I have been busy making Halloween cards and more Halloween 3-D projects.
Today I want to show you what I did for Halloween using some of the left over wood blocks from my stamps.

  Aren't these the cutest? I love them! It's a family of Pumpkin Block Heads..... The middle pumpkin is looking sad because she isn't sure people on the East Coast will be safe for Halloween.

If you follow my blog you have seen other things I have made using the left over wooden blocks. So far this idea is my favorite.
The Ink Refill is very dark, apply small amount on your brush until you see how much ink you will need to cover the block. I only had to apply one coat. Don't forget to wear gloves.

What you need to make this project
Wooden Blocks
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Sponge Bursh
Rubber Gloves
Paper to cover your work space
Basic Black, Certainly Celery card stock
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 

Punches I used:
Merry Minis Punch Pack ornament (smallest block nose)
Modern Label (stems on the two smaller blocks)
Cupcake Builder (mouth on the two larger blocks)
1" Square Punch (cut to size for the two larger blocks)
Small Oval (eyes on the largest block
Mitten Builder Punch (eyes for the smallest block)
Bat Punch (for the mouth of the smallest block)  
Free cut stem for the larges block 

I painted the blocks on all four sides and let dry...about 30 minutes. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I applied the punched out eyes, nose, mouth and stem on each block. 
This project would be great for children 10 and up. The painting of the blocks is a little messy for younger children.

Hope you week end is great!
Happy Stampin'

Monday, October 22, 2012

Metal leaf card

Here is my card for a card swap from a stamping group I belong to.  I'm in love with the metal sheets and wanted to start using them in my projects. For this card I used Gold and Orange metal sheets, Silver Glimmer Paper and Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock. On the sliver leaf, using a Stampin' Sponge I applied Early Espresso ink to tone down the sparkle effect a little. I also used the Early Espresso Ink on the Very Vanilla Framelit.
After cutting them out using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and the Big Shot Die Cut Machine, I ran them through the Vintage Wallpaper Folder. On the acorn, I used Stampin' Sanding System to create an antiqued look.

For the banner I used more gold metal sheet and ran the sheet through the Big Shot using the Bitty Banners Framelits.
The sentiment came from Teeny Tiny Whises Set. The Word Window and Modern Label punches work perfect for this.
To finish off the look, I chose 3/8" Very Vanilla  Taffeta Ribbon. I used my glue gun and attached a Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons topped with a Large Pearl from the Basic Jewels.

The card base is Early Espresso and the second layer is Brushed Gold card stock. 

I hope the gals in the card swap will like my card. I can't wait to see what everyone else did.
Happy Stampin'

Friday, October 19, 2012

Beautiful Season

As soon as I saw this set, I feel in love with it. The little bird is so sweet setting on a branch of holly. The set has two sentiments and a "gift for you" tag you can punch out with the Curly Label Punch.  For this card I stamped just the bird and holly image.

 To make this card you will need

Gumball Green and Whisper White card stock
Beautiful Season stamp set
Gumball Green, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Markers
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder in the Holiday Catalog
Dazzling Details Cherry Cobbler Glitter
SNAIL adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals
Whisper White Stampin' Pad
Stampin'  Sponge

Before I applied the stamped bird image to the Gumball Green, and after I ran the card stock through the Big Shot using the Lacy Brocade, I used a sponge with Whisper White and rubbed  the ink in circles all over the card stock. It might not show here but the Gumball Green card stock  looks like velvet. A very pretty look, especially for Christmas when we use more glitz and glitter. 
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Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Holiday Frame Card meets Ornament Punch Card

Today I have a couple of card from a class I had in September. We used the Ornament Punch for one and the new Holiday Frame in the Holiday Catalog for the other.

This was a fun card to make. I use Cherry Clobber, and Whisper White card stock, Be of Good Cherry designer series paper, Gumball Green Stampin' Pad, Ornament Punch, Cherry Clobber Baker's Twine and two Rhinestone Jewels; colored red with a Sharpie marker, SNAIL adhesive, and Glue Dots to attach the Baker's Twine.

For this card I chose the Holiday Frame from the Holiday catalog. After cutting the frame out with the Big Shot, I cut around the wreath. I used Whisper White, Gumball Green and Cherry Clobber card stock, Joyous Celebrations stamp set also from the Holiday catalog, Owl Builder punch for the holly berries, Large Oval Punch, Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, the uni-ball Signo Gel Pen to highlight the Holly berries, SNAIL and Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Happy Stampin'

Monday, October 15, 2012

Winter Memories Times Three

What an unusual Title...
Do you know what this means? Have you guessed yet?
It's the new Winter Memories stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.
This set has three completely different stamps showing winter memories that I cherish from my childhood. 
Ice skates, children building a snowman and an old fashion sled just like the one I used when my dad took my brothers and me sledding each Christmas break.  As long as it was cold enough to have ice, I would ice skate almost every day. I wasn't very good at skating but I had so much fun. As a teenager, some times I was the only one at the outdoor rink. I would skate and skate until I was so cold I couldn't stand it any longer and head home for some hot chocolate my mother would make for me.

 When I was growing up in the 1950's and 1960's what a difference life was for little children. As I look back it seems like yesterday but then again, it's been a lifetime. I'm a grandmother of 7 now. But you know....When the snow flies I can go right back to those days of making snowmen, skating and sledding. Have you seen the annual Christmas movie The Christmas Story? That movie shows what life was like for many of us who are grandparents now.
My mom would always have a spare carrot, a hat and scarf for our snowman. We burned coal for heating the house, so we had an ample supply of "real" coal for his eyes and mouth. I can almost smell the clean scent of the first snow. It seemed like during winter season the snow was  perfect  just one time to make the best snowman ever.

 You don't see many sleds like this one anymore. Most sledding is done on plastic disks, toboggans or snow boarding.

We had the coolest park in Sturgis, Michigan where I grew up. I couldn't wait to get to the park. I would jump out of the car and jump up and down with excitement while my dad got my sled out of the trunk. I would do a belly flop on my sled as I ran toward the point where the hill started downward.

 Oh, what fun! Once at the bottom, up I would climb up the hill  to slide down  all over again. I never got tired or had enough sledding. My dad was a good sport and we would spend a couple of hours at the park.  He brought hot chocolate in a big Thermos and once back in the car we held the cups of warm liquid and warmed our hands as the chocolate warmed our tummy's. No wonder I love this set so...

 What you need to make these cards

Winter Memories stamp set 
Snow Festival Designer Series Paper
Whisper White card stock
Cherry Clobber card stock
Cherry Clobber, More Mustard, Gumball Green, Real Red, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Makers
Stampin' Dazzle Silver Marker
Black Stazon Ink Pad
Baja Breeze Ribbon
Delicate Dolies Sizzlits L
Apothecary Accents Framelits 
Big Shot Die Cut Machine
Stampin' Diminsationals
Rhinestone Jewels
Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue 

Hope you enjoyed my cards. Thanks for stopping by.
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Happy Stampin'


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween Cupcake Picks

Do you remember when you were in grade school and you or someone brought cupcakes for a birthday or for the annual Halloween party? What fun it was back then. I wanted to recreate the same feeling when I made these cupcake picks.
 The difference is no cupcakes just the picks.

 Wouldn't it be fun to get a cupcake with one of these on top?

What you need to make these cupcake picks
Googly Ghouls stamp set pg. 27
Wicked Cool stamp set pg. 28
Lucky Limeade card stock and Stampin' Pad pg .152 
Tangerine Tango card stock, Stampin'  Write Marker and Stampin' Pad pg. 153
Whisper White card stock pg. 156
Basic Black card stock pg. 156 
Staz'ON Black Ink pg. 157
Daffodil Delights Stampin'  Write Marker pg. 153
Raspberry Ripple Stampin' Write Marker pg. 153 
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details pg. 23
SNAIL Adhesive pg 177
Stampin' Dimensionals pg. 177
Modern Label Punch pg. 183
Word Window Punch pg. 183
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch pg. 184
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch pg. 184
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Non Stampin' Up!

Wooden Tooth Picks

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thank You Gift Stampin' Up! Style

This has been one of those days that I had more things scheduled than I could do in two days. And this is why I'm so glad I have Stampin' Up! products ready in my studio and have made some gifts ahead of time.
Today I needed a thank you gift for a neighbor lady who sent home the most delicious apple crisp with my husband as a thank you for the job he did installing her new wood flooring. He was scheduled for a two week job but she wanted more done than he was scheduled for. He was almost finished with the job and I wanted to give her a little something to say thank you back for the apple crisp so he could deliver it to her when he finished today.
Fortunately, a couple of weeks ago, I made and posted some cute little Fancy Favor Boxes. I saw a video on how to make these on Patty Bennett's blog and I had to make some.
I put them aside. Well today, I pulled one out and made this cute little thank you gift in no time at all.

I had some Hershey Nuggets so I put some in a 4" x 6" Cellophane bag, tied a piece of 5/8" Crochet Trim around the bag and attached the leaf cut from the Autumn Accents Die after I sponges Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso ink around the outside of the leaf, I attached it with Linen Thread. I wrote a little note on the back of the leaf and was finished in about Five minutes. It was just in time. My husband was ready to walk out the door.

When I cut out leaves, or another shapes using the Big Shot and a Die or Framelits Die I cut out extra to keep on hand for a quick and easy card or project. I was glad I had extra leaves today. I store my extras in a cello bag and have it ready when I need something fast.

This week I am going to post a tutorial on how to make these cute little Fancy Favor Boxes so I will wait to list what you will need to make one or more of these boxes.

Hope you week end is going well. Mine is just flying by!
Happy Stampin'


Friday, October 12, 2012

Hostess Gift for Thanksgiving Dinner

It's not to early to start thinking about Thanksgiving and planning your menu,  and home decorations. If you have been invited out to eat at someone else home, here is an idea that will surly impress your hostess!

What hostess wouldn't want this beautiful tin filled with chocolates and decorated with Stampin' Up! beautiful Glimmer Paper?
What is so nice about this gift idea is you can change the paper and lid decorations for many other occasions.
What I did was cut out the leaves using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and the Autumn Accents Die. Using my sponge daubers, I used Riding Hood Red, More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Pads and colored each leaf. I added a different color on the edges of each leaf. The tin will hold 12 Hershey Chocolate Nuggets. I cut 12 designer series paper strips 1" x 3", wrapped the strip around the candy and used Sticky Strip to hold it together. I alternated the design of the designer series paper for every other piece of candy. I used Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper. I chose one sheet and used both sides of the sheet.

What you need for this project
 Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper
Sticky Strip
Autumn Accents Bigz Die
Champagne and Sliver Glimmer Paper
More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Stampin' Pads
Sponge Daubers
Early Espresso 3 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Non Stampin' Up! items
Glue Gun
Rectangle Window Tin
(See side bar to purchase Rectangle Window Tins) 
Have a wonderful week end!
Happy Stampin'

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lollie Pumpkins and Stamped Candle

I'm so excited today to show you my lollie pumpkins and stamped candle.
I'm holding two clasess in October where you will learn to make one of these pumpkins, how to stamp on a candle and how to antique the leaves to make them look real.

I have seen a variety of ideas making the candle and pumpkins. I decided to use my own idea of stamping with the Wonderfall stamp set and used the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and the Big Shot to cut out the leaves.
I have room for 7 participants for each class.
Be sure to email me to register by October 25th so I can have all your supplies ready for the class.

Saturday October 27th 1pm-4:30 pm 
Saturday October 27th 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

$15.00 for the class...if you order the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and Wonderfall stamp set at the class, you will receive 15% off these items. Bring a friend and your cost is only $10.00.

It's so much fun making the pumpkins and stamping on a candle. You will receive a instruction sheet at class time.
Don't miss out on all the fun!
Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Googly Ghouls Card

Today I have a fun Halloween card for you.
It comes from the set Googly Ghouls stamp set  in the Holiday Catalog.

This is the cutest mummy I have ever seen. Not one bit scary for the little ones.  This card can be mass produced to make your Halloween card making fast and easy.

Stampin' Up! products you need to make this card:

Googly Ghouls stamp set pg. 27 # clear: 128063 $12.95
wood mount # 128060 $16.95
Hostess stamp set Wacky Wishes pg.204 # clear 126412
Wood mount #126410
Basic Black card stock pg. 156 #121045 $6.95
Whisper White card stock pg. 156 #100730
Tangerine Tango card stock pg 153 #111349 $6.95
Glass Stampin' Glitter Champagne pg. 158 #120997 $3.95
Multipurpose Liquid Glue pg177 # 110755 $ 3.95
Stampin' Dimensionals pg 177 #104430$3.95
Apothecary Accents Framelits pg 191 # 127003 $ 24.95
3/16" metallic Brads Gold #119741 $6.95
Spider Web Embosslits folder pg 189 #120889 $7.95
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine pg186 #113439 $ 99.95
2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch pg 184 #118874 $16.95
Tabletop Paper Cutter pg 180 # 106959 $ 45.95

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Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween Push Pops

Today I have a couple of Push Pops to show you.
Do you remember when you were a child how you could buy sherbet in a container that had a stick and when you would push up the orange sherbet would come up so you could eat it? This is the same idea but now they are plastic and the candy, etc can be seen. Not only that, but the push pops can be decorated any way you want.
This is what I've done with two of mine.

Aren't they cute? Decorating ideas are limitless. They can be used for any occasion and an be filled with all kinds of goodies not just candy or gum.
Here is a link for a count of 12 for $9.99 plus shipping.

I hope you will give these a try. 
I decorated mine with Stampin' Up! ribbon and designer series paper.

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween Treat Time

Today I have couple of treat container ideas that I think you will love!

 All of these little cuties are made from the Petite Purse Bigz L Die. The finished size is 2 7/8" X 1 3/4" x 1 3/8". Aren't they just too cute! I filled them with candy and they are all ready to go to a little boy or girl for Halloween Trick or Treat!
 This is the front of the Purse without the handle. I just turned the purse around and didn't attach the handle and then decorated with Halloween faces.
The next Halloween treat containers are an old stand by. The original idea came from sour cream containers that restaurants served with baked potatoes.

 I made mine larger; 6" x 6" filled with candy and sealed the ends with Sticky Tape.  How much nicer to give candy in one of these.

I'm still working on more Halloween surprises. Be sure to check back often to see what I've been up to.
Happy Stampin'

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween Wreath

I'm still making Halloween projects. Today I have a Halloween Wreath made with a straw wreath, a variety of Stampin' Up! designer series papers and card stock.

 I used now retired Stampin' Up! Wicked Fun Specialty and Pick your Poison designer series papers from the Clearance Rack
In addition I used Whisper White, Tangerine Tango and Basic Black card stock.
A straw wreath is so messy once you remove the plastic, I left the plastic on and covered the entire wreath with now retired Pumpkin Pie 1 1/4" Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon. I chose Basic Black 1 1/4 " Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon for the bow.

 Stampin' Up! Products you will need to make this wreath

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Autumn Accents Bigz Die
Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Tabletop Paper Cutter
1 3/8" Circle Punch
BoHo Blossoms Punch
Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die
Sticky Strip

Non Stampin' Up! Items
Straw Wreath
Straight pins
Glue and Glue Gun 
Wirer to make loop to hang wreath 

 Be sure to check out my 24/7 Stampin' Up! online store for all your Stampin' Up! needs.

I'll be back with more Halloween projects
Hope you are having a great week end!
Happy Stampin' !

Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Tic Tac Toe Game

Today I have a fun project...Tic Tac Toe.
I had so much fun playing this game as a child, with my children and grandchildren that I thought I would revise it and make it portable and easy to take on a trip or to play at home.

I had some orange felt so I blocked off nine spaces with a Sharpie marker. You can use card stock if you'd like.
I stamped images using VersaMark and then sprinkled Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi embossing powder and heated with my heat tool. I stamped images from Tricky Treats and Googly Ghouls stamp sets on Whisper White card stock and when images were cool, I punched them out with the 1" circle punch; applied Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the punch image and placed it inside the bottle cap.

Since I wanted the game to be mobile I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue and wrote the words, Tic Tac Toe and sprinkled Champagne Glass Glitter and let dry. To store, just fold up the orange felt and place everything in the bag.

What you meed to make this project
Champagne Glass Glitter pg. 158 #120997 $3.95
Multipurpose Liquid Glue pg. 177 # 110755 $3.95
Whisper White card stock pg.156 #100730 $6.95
Tempting Turquoise Emboss Powder pg. 159 #122950 $4.75
Wild Wasabi Emboss Powder pg. 159 #123224 $4.75
Tricky Treats stamp set pg. 28 #126327( clear)  $14.95
Googly Ghouls stamp set pg. 27 # 128063 (clear) $12.95
1" Circle Punch pg.184 #119868 $ 12.95
Heat Tool pg.159 #129033 $29.95

Non Stampin' Up! Products
Bottle Caps
Draw String Bag

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Happy Stampin!