Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It's a Mixed Bunch

Yes . . . it's a mixed bunch!  Normally, you would say that, "It's a mixed bag", type of thing, but this is definately (sp?) a mixed bunch card!
 Love the pop of color - and it's fun to see when all I've been doing lately are Christmas cards and the like.
You should try this sweet card featuring purple and pink, along with two popular floral stamp sets, each with coordinating punches.  Just love that!

Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Flower Shop & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Strawberry Slush & Craft Whisper White
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Strawberry Slush & Whisper White
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Other:  Blossom Punch, Pansy Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch 

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Whew - Christmas Cards!

Whew!  We got them out in the mail!!  Yay!  And it's not Christmas yet!  This has to be a record!

LOL.  Since I make cards for a living, you would think I have this down pat, but - no!  Every year, I have problems getting the cards I want out on time.

We did okay this year, though.  So happy . . . .
 This is how I began to do this card - took a while, though.  It's a cool technique that I saw on the Stamping and Blogging website.  Love that website.  Lots of fabulous tips.  I recommend it; you have to pay to get the tips, etc.  Worth the price in my opinion, but you'll have to see what you think.
I used a variety of stamps on this and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.
 I made it easier on myself by simplifying to this style.  Same colors, using a sponge still.  Used the lightest ink color in the middle and worked my way out with darker and then darkest on the outside.
 I just love this card.  I tried to use every Christmas stamp I have in one way or another on my cards this year.  This is so stinking cute!  And I decided to use up that embellishment.  After all, that's why it was purchased - to be used!
 The paper is so pretty.  Used the Best of Snow stamp set.
 Used the Gold Foil on this one.  I wanted to have a more religious card, too.  Used the Best of Christmas stamp set.
 I soon ran out of the foil and then used the Champagne Glimmer paper.  Very glitzy.
Another great idea from the Stamping and Blogging website.  Love that place.  Just great ideas that I can just take and run with it.  This is using the Everything Eleanor stamp set, that I never would have thought "Christmas", but it works extraordinarily well here, don't you think?
Lots of sparkly Embossing Powder, too, using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Such a pretty card.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holiday Helper - #12

Holiday Helper Series
Project 12: Designer Scrapbooking Made Easy

Project 12: Designer Scrapbooking Made Easy

Capture the magic holiday memories and traditions with this Designer Series Album.
This is the perfect gift for grandparents to remember the holidays over the years or for new parents to fill with the precious holiday moments with their little ones.
Imagine opening an album that transports you through time and also showers you with magic from Christmases past - wouldn't that be cool? 

SUPPLIES USED:

Season Of Style Designer Journaling Tags
Season Of Style Designer Journaling Tags

Seasonal Stripes 8" X 8" Designer Ring Album


The holidays are just around the corner, and I have a special series available just for you.
This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season.
With each e-mail mailing, you have access to a downloadable step-by-step tutorial that shows you exactly how to recreate this project.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snow Day Box & Card - Holiday Helper

Holiday Helper Series
Project 11: Snow Day Box & Card

Project 11: Snow Day Box & Card

Baked goodies are a thoughtful and welcome gift for the holidays. But, you know, sometimes it’s a challenge to get the packaging just right.
 
These Extra-Large Gift Boxes are just the right size - whether it’s for a party hostess, teacher, mail deliverer, or college student.
 
Hang on -- with some card stock, stamps, and punches, you’ll have an adorable box filled with treats and a coordinating card.
 
Oh, yeah!  Some handmade packaging for your homemade gift.

SUPPLIES USED:

Snow Day stamp set
Snow Day stamp set

Decorative Window Gift Box
Decorative Window Gift Box

I just love these boxes and keep reaching for them         again and again!
 
The holidays are just around the corner, and I have a special series available just for you.
This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season.
With each e-mail mailing, you can download a step-by-step tutorial that shows you exactly how to recreate this project. But you can only receive these projects by joining my newsletter mailing list, so be sure to sign up today!

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Special Season Cards - Holiday Helper

Holiday Helper Series
Project 10: Special Season Cards with Style!

Project 10: Special Season Cards with Style!

Feeling some holiday stress? Here's a way to make your holidays trendy without all of the stress.
 
Washi Tape is a hot new trend in papercrafting, and of course, Stampin' Up! has some festive Washi Tape to use on all of your holiday projects. It's easy to add to your cards for a fun and trendy take on the traditional Christmas card.
 
You'll have your cards ready to send without breaking a sweat ... and visions of what you can use your Washi Tape on next!

SUPPLIES USED:

Special Season stamp set
Special Season stamp set

Season Of Style Designer Washi Tape
Season Of Style Designer Washi Tape

The holidays are just around the corner, and I have a special series available just for you. This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season.
 
With each e-mail mailing, you can download a step-by-step tutorial that shows you exactly how to recreate this project. But you can only receive these projects by joining my newsletter mailing list, so be sure to sign up today!

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Gift Cards With Style - Holiday Helper

Holiday Helper Series
Project 9: Gift Cards with Style

Project 9: Gift Cards with Style

Looking for a more personal way to give gift cards?
 
Here’s a fun idea — gift an experience!
 
Coffee and mani, dinner and a movie, shopping and a snack — then wrap it all up in this extra special gift card holder. And don’t forget to add your message to spread your holiday cheer.
 
Stampin' Up!'s new Envelope Punch Board makes a gift like this a snap!

SUPPLIES USED:

A Banner Christmas stamp set
A Banner Christmas stamp set

Envelope Punch Board
Envelope Punch Board

The holidays are just around the corner, and I have a special series available just for you.
 
This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season.
 
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Friday, December 13, 2013

Your Holiday Helper - #8

Holiday Helper Series
Project 8: Stamp a Tag Gift Box

Project 8: Stamp a Tag Gift Box

Why in the world should you make your own tags? It’s fun, it’s easy, and it adds a handmade touch to your gifts.
 
And you know that Stampin’ Up! likes to make things fun and easy wherever they can - especially when it comes to the holidays. That’s why they came up with the Stamp a Tag Kit. And when you run out, you can always make more!

SUPPLIES USED:

Stamp A Tag Kit

Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker
The holidays are just around the corner, and I have a special series available just for you. This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season.
 
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Project 7 - Holiday Helper

Holiday Helper Series
Project 7: Build a Banner - A Season of Style All Year

Project 7: Build a Banner - A Season of Style All Year

This joyful holiday banner features the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit and the traditional colors of the Season of Style Designer Series Paper. Surprise — this banner has a twist! The holiday-themed embellishments can be changed out for other seasonal embellishments because they are attached with Velcro(TM) dots.

SUPPLIES USED:

Build A Banner Simply Created Kit
Build A Banner Simply Created Kit

Labels Collection Framelits Dies
Labels Collection Framelits Dies

The holidays are just around the corner, and I have a special series available just for you. This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season.
 
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Helper - #6

Holiday Helper Series
Project 6: Color Me Christmas Take Along

Project 6: Color Me Christmas Take Along

Have you ever needed to keep little hands occupied? Maybe a long trip to Grandma’s house? Get them started making their own cards with this adorable Color Me Christmas kit. Cute images to color and a safe place to keep the crayons at the ready — it’s the perfect portable activity for the holiday season.
 
And when your little artist runs low on their card supplies? It’s easy to just stamp some more. A perfect handmade touch for everyone who receives these little cards.

SUPPLIES USED:

Color Me Christmas stamp set
Color Me Christmas stamp set

Season Of Style Designer Series Paper
Season Of Style Designer Series Paper

The holidays are just around the corner and I have a special series available just for you. This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season.
 
With each e-mail mailing, you will be able to download a  step-by-step tutorial that shows you exactly how to recreate this project. But you can only receive these projects by joining my newsletter mailing list, so be sure to sign up today! 
 
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday Helper - #5

Holiday Helper Series
Project 5: Joyful Christmas: Watercolor Wonders

Project 5: Joyful Christmas: Watercolor Wonders

In the midst of making your Christmas cards, you run across people on your list who inspire you to make something extra special.
 
And here’s the perfect solution — a handmade envelope paired with a handstamped card. This poinsettia image is perfect for watercoloring — bringing out the details with the rich reds and greens.
 
Warm up someone’s holidays with some festive wishes sent in an envelope made and sealed by you.

SUPPLIES USED:

Joyful Christmas stamp set

Aqua Painters
Aqua Painters
The holidays are just around the corner and I have a special series available just for you. This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season. With each email mailing, you will be able to download a step-by-step tutorial that shows you exactly how to recreate this project. But you can only receive these projects by joining my newsletter mailing list, so be sure to sign up today!

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Crafty Holiday Helper - #4

Holiday Helper Series
Project 4: Envelope Punch Board Scrapbook

Project 4: Envelope Punch Board Scrapbook

Have you ever arrived at December 26 or January 2 and wondered to yourself how it could be over so quickly?
 
Sometimes, in the rush of holiday season, we forget to stop and take a moment here and there.
 
Well, what better way to keep track of your holiday memories than by tucking them away in an album as they actually happen?  Making an envelope album is the perfect way to capture all of your memories while you are in the midst of the holiday preparations and events — ticket stubs, recipes, cards, pictures — can all be tucked away in the album. And then, when the holidays are over, you can go back and relive them all while putting the finishing touches and details into your album.
 
You’ll treasure it from year to year, and they’re so simple to put together that you can make a new one when the holidays come around again.

SUPPLIES USED:

Be Merry stamp
Be Merry stamp

Envelope Punch Board
Envelope Punch Board

The holidays are just around the corner, and I have a special series available just for you.
 
This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season. With each email mailing, you will be able to download a step-by-step tutorial that shows you exactly how to recreate this project. But you can only receive these projects by joining my newsletter list, so be sure to sign up today!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ways to Say Thinking of You

How do you say to someone, "I've been thinking of you"?  I think one of the best ways is to send them a card.  They can read it over and over again, keep it and maybe even put it in a scrapbook - the choice is their's!


I have a need for a few "Thinking of You" cards, so I got some inspiration from the RetroSketches Challenge first.  

It's a great sketch with lots of possibilities.  Right away, I knew I wanted my card to say "cheery", so I chose the Very Vanilla, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise card stocks.
The Sassy Salutations (#126707) and Happy Day (#130294) stamp sets were natural choices for this great 
layout.
And now I've got a couple sweet cards to send out tomorrow.  So glad I could play along with the RetroSketches Challenge!
What I used:
Stamp sets - Sassy Salutations (#126707) and Happy Day (#130294)
Ink - Real Red (#126949), Tempting Turquoise (#126952)
Punches - 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 2-1/2" Circle and 1-3/4" Circle
Card Stock - Very Vanilla (#101650), Real Red (#102482) and Tempting Turquoise (#102067)
Linen Thread (#104199)
Designer Very Vintage Buttons (#129327)
Jewels Basic Rhinestone - Large (#129324)
Dimensionals (#104430) and SNAIL adhesive

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Crafty Holiday Helper #3

Holiday Helper Series
Project 3: Calm Christmas Card

Project 3: Calm Christmas Card

It’s so wonderful to walk through the crunch of the snow to the mail box and find a special card or two tucked in with all of the usual stuff. I love the peace of the holiday wishes.
 
The love and thought put into making your holiday cards spreads the peace and joy of your holiday wishes, and this beautifully elegant dove is the perfect messenger.

SUPPLIES USED:

Calm Christmas stamp set
Calm Christmas stamp set

Pewter Embossing Powder
Pewter Embossing Powder

The holidays are just around the corner, and I have a special series available just for you. This is one of the 12 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you enjoy a handcrafted holiday season.
 
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Easy Present Box - Video Tutorial

Well, it's Wednesday, and I've got a video tutorial for you!
You're gonna love gifting with this cute box - perfect for any family member or friend.  They'll think you're the best!
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