Wednesday, November 16, 2011

pocket full of faces

I like to send Christmas cards that have a family picture each year. I also like to make super cute Christmas cards using Stampin' Up! products. This is an idea that has been around but is always cute. Make a simple pouch using cardstock. I scored my cardstock (using the simply scored) at 3 and 7-1/4 on the long side, and 5-1/2 on the short side. I cut off the extra at the bottom sides and folded the sides in to make the pouch. Clear as mud? Basically, fold your cardstock around the photo or inside that you want to have slide out. I stamped my pouch with the big Christmas Collage stamp. Old olive on Old olive. I positioned the stamp so that the circle with 25 in it was on the lower left. I used the Joy stamp from the Perfect Punches set and embossed it in gold on both Burgundy and Vanilla paper. I punched out the center of the vanilla and the scallop of the burgundy and layered it up on the front, right over the 25. The ribbon on here is what I like to call "wed weave wibbon" but is actually called the Quilted Satin ribbon from the holiday mini catalog. It is yummy!
The inside is just a pull out where you can put your family picture or a Christmas greeting. Lots of variations available for this idea. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

perky tree

This is one of the cards I did at my workshops last week. I totally cased it from fact, this is her card! I used white seam binding instead of twine, current DSP from the mini catalog, and just stamped Merry at the bottom right on the card. The cuteness factor is in how she did the tree. This is the small pennant punch. Punch three scallop triangles and three straight ones. (i also used a stamp from the pennant set instead of the embossed paper). layer your triangles and fold them all in half. This is much easier if you use the simply scored tool to make a crease in the triangle. Then you simple snail the triangles together, leaving the back open so you can stick it to the card. It is a super cute 3-D tree when you are done. Clever girl...thanks for the idea Araceli!

Monday, November 14, 2011

bearly scored

I have been having a ball with my new Simply scored tool. I love how easy it is to use! I made quite a few little fan flowers using it but decided I wanted to try something bigger. I used 3 pieces of 12 x 4 DSP for this fan flower. Instead of scoring every 1/4 inch like I did for the smaller fans, I scored every 1/2 inch for this one. It is super cute and looks like fabric! I ended up spraying it with the smooch spray and sponging the edges to add to the rustic feel. I added a string of punched hearts that I had sewn together on the sewing machine. I don't know what I'm going to do with it,'s cute!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Super Saturday!!

I am hosting a Super Craft Saturday on November 19th, from 10-2pm. Each item is sold individually. We decided to do bigger projects than I normally offer at a stamp camp. These are great gift ideas for others and for YOU! You can make as many as you wish of each project. Registrations are DUE by November 16th. Space is limited so do not delay! I am not requiring payment in advance, but if you sign up you are telling me you will buy the project! Be a dear and don't back out or I will have to have advance payment from now on. Thanks!

Prices: 12 x 12 Advent calendar in Frame $25
Star mini album: $15
Double swing out photo card: $6
Joy wall hanging: $8
Fabric ornament: $3
3 different gift card holders: $10

I don't know how to list the price under the picture it goes with so hopefully it is obvious. The card with the Brown ribbon and tree on the front is one of the gift holders. It pops up in the middle...super cute! There are two other designs not shown.

Please email me at
to register. Please send your name and the number of each project you want to make.
This is a come and go event so you can come when you can between 10-2pm. NOTE: If you are making a lot of items, please don't show up at 1:30 or 2. Each project takes approximately 1 hour to make. If you are making several of one item, it will be quicker because you can do them at the same time. There will be doorprizes through out the day and gifts to anyone that registers someone I don't know. I am doing this with my downline so if you see this through them, be sure to tell me your demonstrators name so I can keep everyone straight.
Can't wait to craft with you!!!
Questions: call me...480-361-8103
**If you cannot come and wish to order the supplies to make these projects at home,that is totally allowed. The price is the same but I will include adhesive (and possibly shipping if you are out of state) in the deal.