Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sharing Treats & Stamping This Christmas Season

This Christmas season you’ll see people sharing treats with their neighbors, coworkers, friends, and family. You can do it in style by making some festive projects like this Candy Cane bag! When the package looks this cute, it doesn’t even matter what’s inside.  It's such fun and so rewarding to spread some holiday cheer by sharing a little hand-stamped something with the people around you. 
Jar of Cheer Stamp Set; Whisper White and Vellum Cardstock; Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad®; VersaMark® Pad; Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss® Powder; Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine; Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape; Big Shot™; Everyday Jar Framelits™ Dies; Gift Bag Punch Board; Handheld Stapler

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fairy Special

I just got this stamp set called Fairy Celebration. It's so fun, and perfect to go with the fairy garden I'm making for a charity fundraiser at church.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Twist Gate Fold Card

I love this Twist Gate Fold. I found a tutorial for it on Split Coast Stampers. I used the Warmth & Cheer designer series paper stack, Christmas Pines Bundle and the Copper Pinecones all from the Holiday catalog.
Card Front

Triple Fold Card

This is the perfect card style in which to use designer series paper that's on sale now!

To Make:

  1. The base is made with a piece of 12″ x 12″ card stock, trimmed to 12″ x 5 ½”   
  2. To create the folds, score the long 12″ side at 4 ¼, 7 ¼, and 10 ¼ inches.
  3. Line each panel with designer series paper alternating the patterns: 1 ½  x 5 ¼,  2 ¾ x 5 ¼,  and 4 x 5 ¼ inches.
  4. The belly band is made of two strips of 11″ x 1″ card stock, they are alternated just a bit so one strip peeks out under the other one.  A pretty piece of Ribbon and a die cut finish off the band.
inside second fold
inside third fold
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Baby!

As I mentioned the other day, I'm making a Correspondence Basket for the Silent Auction at Our Church Apple Fest this year. The United Methodist Women do this to rais money for three charities each year. Some wonderful ladies have been helping me by bringing items to put in it. At this point I've just been putting items in the basket, I don't really have a flair for arranging and dressing up the presentation, but other ladies of St. John's do, so they will rearrange it and make it look gorgeous!

I didn't have any cards for a new baby yet and decided to make some. You will never believe what this carriage is made from... the Santa Sleigh Thinlits! A very talented Australian Demo came up with this. I wish I had the new Layering Circles Framelits, as they would have made the wheels perfectly. As it is my front wheel is a bit wider due to the punches and old Circle Framelits I had to work with. Hmmm.... vintage carriage.... maybe the larger wheel is supposed to be wider! lol
Here is what I used to make them. I then found designer series papers in yellows and mint.

2 full sleighs in white
1 decorative sleigh in color
1 large and 1 small wheel spoke strips in white
word window punch white
small wheel 1” and 1 ¼” in white
large wheel 2nd and 3rd smallest circle framelits in white

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Silicone Craft Mat

I love my Silicone Craft Sheet!!
see thorough quality (see last bullet)

The inky techniques demonstrated atop the Ranger teflon mat, etc. can all be done on top of the Stampin’ Up! Silicone Craft Mat. You can also scribble mono multi glue onto the silicone sheets, and lay your intricate die cut onto the glue and then adhere to your project.

The Stampin’ Up! Silicone Craft Mat is better because:

  • The thickness & silicone layer itself provides better protection to the underlying surface. (set the glue gun on top, and no heat will be transferred to the surface below).
  • Our Silicone mats lay FLAT. We don't have to tape down the corners.

  • Our Silicone mats don't scoot around ... they stay in place while you're working.
  • You can see through our Silicone mats: When gluing several layers, punch a circle from cardstock and glue all of the smaller items onto the circle. When assembling the assortment of die cuts, slip your card front under the Silicone matt so you can “see” how big to build it. (see illustration above.) I got this tip from fellow Demo, Patty Bennett.
    finished card

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Christmas Plaid

I just love plaids at Christmas! Maybe it's the Scottish half of me, or maybe they just make me happy:) There are several plaids to choose from in the Warmth and Cheer paper stack.

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