Archive for July, 2008

Accents and Elements Tin

Isn’t this a cool purse tin? This was one of our make & takes at Convention 2007, wonder what we’ll do this year? We used the crop-a-dile to punch holes so we could attach the ribbon. If you don’t have a crop-a-dile, make sure you get one. It is the best tool for punching through most anything. It can be a little intimidating at first, but you’ll get the hang of it. There are lots of videos explaining the “how to”. Click here to watch one of them.


Thanks Tons Trio Flower and Diaper Pins

One of my customers and great friend asked me to design a thank you card using the Thanks Tons hostess set. This is what I came up with. I actually have two designs. One uses the trio flower punch with white grosgrain ribbon and the other uses the ½” circle punch with white taffeta ribbon. We ended up going with the safety pin card! I plan on changing the saying on the flower card and using it for a thank you card too. The flowers were punched through the front of the card. When you open the card, you see the flowers on the inside of the card, the same for the safety pins. Thanks for stopping by, come back soon!



Stamp Set: Thanks Tons, Polka Dots Background

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White

Ink: Close to Cocoa

Accessories #1: White ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon, ½” and ¼” Circle punches, Trio Flower Punch, Sponge

Accessories #2: White Taffeta Ribbon, ½” Circle punch, Pretty in Pink Marker, Sponge

Discounted Retiring Accessories Promotion

Save 25% on select discontinuing accessories, while supplies last–no additional purchase necessary!

Item # Pg. # Description  Regular Price  25% Off Price
109117  167 Pocket Notes assortment   $9.95 $7.46
110479  168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper   $9.95 $7.46
110699  168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper  $9.95 $7.46
109159  169 Flowers For You  Designer Series paper   $9.95 $7.46
110273  169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110748  170 Notebook Designer Series paper  $9.95 $7.46
109153  170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $9.95 $7.46
110751  171 Azure Designer Series paper  $9.95 $7.46
109164  171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper  $9.95 $7.46
109175  171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper  $9.95 $7.46
109168  171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper  $9.95 $7.46
109169  171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper  $9.95 $7.46
110284  182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $10.95  $8.21
110285  182 Urban West Rub-Ons   $10.95  $8.21
110281  182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons   $10.95  $8.21
109185  190 Jersey Ribbon Originals  $12.95  $9.71
109187  190 District Ribbon Originals  $12.95  $9.71
109189  190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals   $12.95  $9.71
110716  191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon  $7.95  $5.96
109062  191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon  $8.95  $6.71

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Wedding Congratulations Card

This is an engagement card I made for a friend. I saw a similar design at last year’s convention. I created this card from an idea I saw somewhere. Sorry I don’t remember who or where, but thank you for the inspiration. Sorry, it is such a bad picture. The cake is stamped in Soft Sky with Boho Backgrounds flower stamp. It is much prettier than it shows here.



Stamp Set: Boho Backgrounds, Hugs & Wishes

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Soft Sky Prints DSP, Whisper White

Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Black

Accessories: Boho Blossom and ¼” Circle Punch, Sponge

November 6×6 Calendar Page

Not only can you make cards from Stampin’ Up! Products, but you can scrapbook too. Take a look at my 6 x 6 scrapbook page. This is the second 6 x 6 page I made for the demonstrator calendar swap. My months were September and November. SU has a 6 x 6 desk calendar that you can scrapbook. The pages are perforated and can be removed from the calendar and added to your own album. This makes a really special gift for Christmas! Take photos during the year and then place onto the desk calendar. By the end of the year, you’ll have a personalized gift for that special someone. Truly, a memorable gift!


CASED from the Stampin’ Up! Catalog

I found this in my stash of cards and thought I would share. I made these cards as a challenge from my upline sometime last year. She challenged us to make a card exactly as pictured from the SU catalog and then case that same card by changing colors, paper and stamp set. I’ve always heard the catalog is not just for products, it is an idea book as well. It always went through one ear and out the other. It wasn’t until I was challenged that the light bulb came on….. our catalog is a GREAT IDEA BOOK. Now guess who tells their customers the same thing at workshops!

Priceless Spinner Card

My first Spinner Card using the Baby Wipe Technique

Wow, I just finished my first spinner card. It was a little tougher than I thought, but I was kind of winging it. I really enjoyed the Baby Wipe Technique. Hope you like my creation! The card looks alot better than this scan. There is glitter on the butterflies too.



Baby Wipe Technique:

Fold a baby wipe a couple of times in the shape of a rectangle. Get several colors of re-inkers and place a couple of drops of each re-inker on the baby wipe, side by side in a row, until you have inked the entire fold. These colors will be your stripes, so drop ink in the color combo of your choice. Take your baby wipe and swipe over glossy cardstock in a straight line. Just like magic, you now have a striped background.



Stamp Set: Priceless, Boho Backgrounds

Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Glossy White

Ink: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana

Accessories: Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, white gel pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

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