Saturday, March 25, 2017

Short & Sweet Saturday - Any Occasion Card


I'm so sorry that I couldn't do a Short & Sweet Saturday card last week. I had hoped to get it done before I went to a scrapbooking crop last weekend, but I totally ran out of time.

This week's Short & Sweet Saturday card features the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Any Occasion and the Occasions Designer Series Paper, Cupcakes & Carousels. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the Any Occasion Stamp Set, but I really do! There are so many possibilities on the types of banners you can make with it!

Remember, you can only get Sale-A Bration items when you place at least a $50 order (before shipping & tax) by March 31! That's this Friday, so you'll need to hurry! Go to my ONLINE STORE today! Some Sale-A-Bration items have already sold out, and you can see the sold out items at the bottom of this post.






Friday, March 24, 2017

Here's to Another Year Birthday Card


I finally made a card using the balloon pop-up die from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies. I also used the stamp set that coordinates with the dies, Balloon Adventures. You can purchase them together as a bundle, and save 10%. I CASEd the outside of the card from one that Nikki Spencer made.

The inside of the card is pictured below. I had so much fun decorating the inside. Everyone that has seen this card in person has LOVED the inside of the card.





Thursday, March 23, 2017

Moon Baby Card


Today's card is the first one I've made with the stamp set Moon Baby. I'm trying to use all of my stamp sets at least once! 😊 I've got so many great ones that I haven't had a chance to use yet. So many great products...so little time to create! 

It's hard to see in the pictures, but I colored the star in with the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. I also used Shimmery White Cardstock on the main image layer. The Shimmery White Cardstock works great with watercoloring. I love how it all glimmers!





Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nailed It Masculine Thank You Card


This is the first card that I've made with the Nailed It Bundle, and I really like how it turned out. I can't wait to make more with this great bundle! I had so much fun making this card, and it makes a perfect masculine card. If you need to make it for a female who loves working with tools, just turn the handles into pink ones, and change the color combo a bit.


Dimensions:
  • Basic Black:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Delightful Dijon:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (base layer)
  • Very Vanilla:  4" x 5-1/4" (embossed layer)
  • Urban Undergound Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP):  4" x 1-1/2" (Basic Black/Very Vanilla chevron paper)
  • Delightful Dijon:  3" x 2-1/4" (tool handles and greeting layer)
  • Silver Foil:  4" x 3" (tools)
  • Silver Foil:  4" x 1/2" (ruler)
  • Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape:  5" (Delightful Dijon tape)
Instructions:
  1. Fold the Basic Black card base in half. Attach the Delightful Dijon base layer to the center of the card base front.
  2. Attach the DSP piece to the bottom of the Very Vanilla piece. Wrap the washi tape around the Very Vanilla piece, just above the DSP layer. Stamp the slant lined border stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set across the Very Vanilla piece, using the Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Pad. Make sure to stamp it about 3/8" above the DSP layer.
  3. Emboss the top of the Very Vanilla piece by running it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.* Make sure to emboss the area above the stamped border.
  4. Run the Silver Foil ruler piece through the Big Shot using the ruler die from the Build It Framelits Dies.* Attach the ruler across the Very Vanilla piece, placing it in-between the washi tape and the stamped border. Attach the whole thing to the center of the Delightful Dijon base layer.
  5. Die-cut tools from the Silver Foil tools piece using the hammer, screwdriver, and wrench dies from the Build It Framelits Dies.*
  6. Stamp the handle parts of the hammer stamp and the screwdriver stamp from the Nailed It Stamp Set onto the Delightful Dijon tools/greeting piece using the Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad. Stamp the greeting stamp onto the same piece using the same ink pad. 
  7. Die-cut the hammer handle out with the hammer die and the screwdriver handle out with the screwdriver die from the Build It Framelits. Trim the top of the handles, if needed. Die-cut the greeting out with the narrow label die from the same die set.
  8. Attach the Delightful Dijon hammer handle to the handle part of the Silver Foil hammer, and attach the Delightful Dijon screwdriver handle to the handle part of the Silver Foil screwdriver handle.
  9. Attach the tools to the right side of the card, over the ruler. See pictures for placement.
  10. Attach the greeting label to the bottom, left corner of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Tips:*
  • Use the following sandwich when embossing with the Hexagons embossing folder - (beginning from the bottom) Big Shot Platform (without the thin die adapter), embossing folder with cardstock inside, and Standard Cutting Pad. Dynamic embossing folders are extra thick, and only one Standard Cutting Pad is needed.
  • Use the following sandwich when die-cutting with the Framelits dies - (beginning from the bottom) Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, cardstock/foil paper, die, & Standard Cutting Pad.




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sale-A-Bration Final Days - Even More New Products You Can Get Free!


Boy, was I surprised this morning when I looked at today's updates! For the last 10 days of Sale-a-Bration (SAB), Stampin' Up! has announced that they have added seven products from the Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog that can be redeemed as a free Sale-A-Bration item! Here's what you can choose from, in addition to the products already available in the FIRST SAB BROCHURE and the SECOND RELEASE SAB BROCHURE:

2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock

Party Animal Designer Series Paper

Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper

Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper

Party Animal Designer Washi Tape

Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

How to Redeem Your Sale-A-Bration Item When You Place an Order at My Online Store

Click on the picture to see a larger version of it

After you click the "click here", the complete list of Sale-A-Bration items will show, and you can then make your choices.

Sale-A-Bration Items No Longer Available

I'm sad to say that there are two items that have sold out. There are still some great things to choose from, especially with the seven new items above!

 Card Tin

6" x 6" Glimmer Paper Assortment



My CPC Special Reason Gift Packaging Trio


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by ME!

Spring is in the air, and you need some little gift packaging ideas to go along with it! This tutorial will teach you how to make a little purse bag, gift card/nugget candy bar holder, and a little square window treat box. They all feature the beautiful Special Reason Bundle and Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. This would also make a wonderful product-based packaging class.


If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of March. With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.




Thursday, March 16, 2017

CPC Celebrate Each Year Memory Book


Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Sue Lehrer.

The Celebrate Each Year Memory Book contains 20 pages with photographs from birth to age 18. It is simple to create because it uses the Project Life by Stampin’ Up!® 6” x 8” photo pocket pages. Just slip your photographs into the pocket pages and add printed cards and accessories. The Celebrate Each Year Memory Book is a one-of-a-kind gift that will be treasured for years.


If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of March. With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.




Saturday, March 11, 2017

Short & Sweet Saturday - Designer Tee Meets Custom Tee


Happy Saturday, everybody! It's time for another Short & Sweet Saturday card. This is the first card I've made with these "Tee" sets. I used the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Designer Tee Stamp Set and the Custom Tee Bundle to make this card. The Custom Tee Bundle includes the Custom Tee Stamp Set and T-Shirt Builder Framelits Dies from the Occasions Catalog. When purchasing these two items as a bundle, you'll save 10%!

If you like the "Don't Quit Your Day Dream" image on the t-shirt, you'll definitely want the Designer Tee Stamp Set, too. The only way you can get it is by placing at least a $50 order (before shipping & tax), and choosing this stamp set as your free SAB item. If you order the Custom Tee Bundle, you'll only need to add $4.25 to your order to get the Designer Tee SAB set free! Add some adhesive to the order, and you're ready to go! You'll need to hurry, though! SAB ends March 31st!


Dimensions:
  • Early Espresso:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (card base)
  • Peekaboo Peach:  4" x 5-1/4" (embossed layer)
  • Early Espresso:  4" x 1-1/4" (DSP mat)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack:  4" x 1" (multi-color diamond paper)
  • So Saffron:  2-1/2" x 3" (t-shirt)
  • Lace Doilies:  1/2 doily
Instructions:
  1. Fold the Early Espresso card base piece in half.
  2. Emboss the Peekaboo Peach piece by running it through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine with the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  3. Attach the DSP piece across the center of the Early Espresso DSP mat piece. Put SNAIL Adhesive across the long, bottom edge of the back of the Early Espresso layer. Attach the top part of the Lace Doily half to the adhesive, centering it between each end of the Early Espresso/DSP strip. Attach this strip across the bottom of the embossed layer, lining the bottom of the lace doily just above the bottom edge of the embossed layer.
  4. Stamp the "Don't Quite Your Daydream" stamp from the Designer Tee Stamp Set onto the center part of the So Saffron piece using the Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the smaller, feminine t-shirt stamp from the Custom Tee Stamp Set around the greeting using the Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad. Stamp the feather-like border stamp from the Custom Tee Stamp Set across the bottom of the t-shirt using the Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad.
  5. Die-cut the t-shirt out with the smallest t-shirt die from the T-Shirt Builder Framelits Dies. Attach the t-shirt to the top, left side of the DSP strip using Stampin' Dimensionals.




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