Friday, December 28, 2007

All Through the Year valentine

This is a valentine card using non-valentine stamp sets. Stamp sets used are All Through the year and Wonderful Words. Papers used are Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Whisper White and the new Ginger Blossom DSP. Inks used are Cameo Coral and Ruby Red. Accessories used are corner punch without the guard for the scallop border.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Peaceful Wishes

I have a few last minute Christmas cards to upload. I cut the oval out with my coluzzle. Stamps used are Peaceful Wishes, Hung up on the Holidays, Short and Sweet and Flannel background. Papers used are Whisper White and Bravo Burgundy. Inks used are Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy. Accessories used are brads, coluzzle and Dazzling Diamonds.

Peaceful Wishes

Here is another Christmas card that I made this year. Stamps used are Peaceful Wishes, Hung up on the Holidays, Flannel Plaid and Short and Sweet. Papers used are Whisper White and Regal Rose. Inks used are Always Artichoke and Regal Rose. Accessories used are brads, ticket corner punch and Dazzling Diamonds. The ornament is covered with the Dazzling Diamonds.

Season of Joy

Here is another card with the Season of Joy stamp set - I guess you can tell that I love this set. Paper used are Real Red, Old Olive and Dashing designer paper. Inks used are Real Red and Old Olive. Accessories used are ribbon, punches and Dazzling Diamonds. I don't know if you can see it in the photo or not but the punched out shapes are covered with Dazzling Diamonds and are real sparkly.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Season Of Joy

Ooops. It appears that I forgot to load one of the

cards that we made at the October Stamp a Stack

so this is to catch up. ;o)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Door prize #2

This is another door prize from the November stamp camp. It is a 6 x 6 scrapbook page with a binder clip holder. Stamp set used is Season of Joy and the paper is Dashing Designer Paper.

November door prize #1

This is one of the door prizes at the November camp. It is a 6 x 6 scrapbook page with a binder clip holder. The paper used is from the Winter Bright scrap kit. The stamped snowman is from Merry and Bright.

Binder Clip Photo Holder

We had a great stamp camp for November. We made a total of 7 "Stocking Stuffer" projects. This one is a photo holder made with a binder clip. Stamps used are Three for You punch box, Petals and Paisley and All Holidays. Paper used is Regal Rose, Whisper White and Black. Ink used is Regal Rose and Black. Accessories used are ribbon, oval punches, Three for You flower punch.

Pop top can

This is a pop top can that you get fruit in. You open the can from the bottom. When you are ready to fill the can then you just glue the bottom on - cute. Stamps used on this one are Punch Pals. Ink used is Black and also assorted markers. Paper used is Dashing Designer series paper, Real Red, Old Olive and White. Accessories used are oval punches, circle punches, Real Red grosgrain ribbon and silver cord. The can we made at camp used the snowman image from Merry and Bright.

Tea light stack

This is a tea light stack. We stamped on white cardstock and then cut that into strips and wrapped around the tea lights. Stamps used are Garden Whimsy and Punch Pals. Inks used are all markers, Night of Navy, Real Red and Old Olive. Paper used is just Whisper White. Accesories used are tag punch and silver cord.

Post it note holder

Here is a post it note holder that we made at the November camp. Stamps used are Snowflake Spot and Punch Pals. Inks used are Versamark and Black. Papers used are Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and White. Accessories used are ticket corner punch, scalloped circle punch, circle punches, watercolor pencils, aqua painter, stapler and Wild Wasabi ribbon.

Notepad holder

This is a notepad holder made at the November camp. Stamps used are Season of Joy. Paper used are Cameo Coral, Whisper White and Certainly Celery. Inks used are Cameo Coral. Accessories used are circle punces and silver cord. The inside holds a 3 x 5 notepad and it is held shut with a sticky velcro dot.


This is a book marker that we made at the November camp. Stamps used are Artfully Asian and Watercolor vine wheel. Inks used are Versamark and Chocolate Chip. Paper used is Ivory, Bravo Burgundy and Garden Green. Accessories used are Bravo Burgundy and Garden Green markers, fibers, brass charm and book marker holder.

Gift Bag

This is a gift bag made at the November stamp camp. Stamp
sets used are Snowflake Spot, Punch Pals and Snowflake
wheel. Inks used are Bashful Blue ink cartridge and
Not Quite Navy. Paper used is Not Quite Navy and
Whisper White. Accessories used are slot punch, tag punch,
gem, silver cord and white gift bag.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Christmas is coming

This is what the advent calendar looks like with all of the ornaments off of it. See post below for more information.

Christmas is coming!

I made this advent calendar for my granddaughters. I used a cookie sheet and Doodlebug papers, ribbon and stickers. I had my husband drill 2 holes in the top and knotted ribbon through to make a hanger. I then used red tape to attach the paper to the cookie sheet. The squares are punched from pattern paper and run through my zyron. I cut the hangers off of mini ornaments and glued magnets to the back. You can use it one of 2 ways. Leave the ornaments on the front and take one off each day or put on one ornament each day. The ornaments store on the back of the cookie sheet - pretty slick.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Winter Brights Christmas organizer

Here is the front of the Christmas organizer that we made today in class. It is made out of a plain pocket school folder and 1/2 of a Winter Bright Stampin' Up scrap kit.
We put 4 items in the pockets - a receipt envelope, a memo pad "list", an index card "Christmas card list" and an index card "Ideas" book. We used the scraps leftover to make 10 cards. Note: If you click on a photo it will open up in a bigger window.

Winter Brights Christmas organizer

This is what the organizer looks like when it is open

Winter Bright Christmas organizer pocket items

Here are the 4 items that we put inside the pockets of the organizer. They are decorated using scraps leftover after we put the folder together.

Winter Bright cards

Here are the 10 cards that I made with my scraps from the Winter Bright Christmas organizer. All I did was use my scraps so your cards may or may not turn out the same. I actually ran out of stickers before I ran out of paper so if you use your stamps you can even get a few more cards out of your scraps. Have fun doing them!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Peaceful Wishes SAS

Another card for the October camp. Stamps used are Peaceful Wishes and Flannel plaid background. Ink used Wild Wasabi and Close to Cocoa. Paper used is Kraft and Wild Wasabi. Accessories used are Marvy giga oval and oval scalloped punches, hole punch, Signo white gel pen, red marker and red grosgrain ribbon. A red marker was used to dot the berries after it was stamped in Wild Wasabi. The gel pen was used to look like snow on the leaves.

Season Of Joy SAS

A fun card for the October Camp. Stamp set used is Season Of Joy. Ink used is Versamark, Old Olive and Real Red. Paper used is Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock and Dashing designer paper. Accessories used are pop up dots, hole punch and red gingham ribbon. The swirl is stamped in Versamark on the Real Red. The tree is stamped in Old Olive and the star in Real Red. Both of these are cut out and popped up. The River Rock is cut in a wave and Merry Christmas is stamped in Real Red on the left side. The front of the card is cut shorter than the back, scored and folded back. 2 holes were punched and the red gingham ribbon is tied through the punched holes.

Sidekick Sayings SAS

Another card for the October camp. Stamps used are Sidekick Sayings (a hostess set) and Polka Dot Background. Inks used are Real Red and Black Stazon. Paper used is Old Olive, Real Red and white. The tree is colored in with SU markers. Accessory used is the ticket corner punch.

Snowflake Spot SAS

Here is one of the cards for the October Stamp a Stack. Stamps used are The Snowflake Spot , All Holidays and Snowflake wheel. Inks used are Bashful Blue and Night Quite Navy. Paper used is white and Not Quite Navy. Accessories used are horizontal slot punch, gem, navy organdy and silver elastic cord.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

September Project

This is the project for September. There are 4 little notecards that will go into the little purse shaped box. These are quick and easy as the shapes are all punched out. Punches used are 5 petal flower, scalloped circle, 2" circle, 1 1/2" circle and 1/2 circle. LOTS of punches. The stamp set used is In the Spotlight (a Hostess set).

True Friend

Here is a pretty card made with the new True Friends stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog. Stamps used are True Friend. Paper used is Blue Bayou, Really Rust, Sahara Sand and Vanilla. Inks used are Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand and Really Rust. Accessories used are corner punch, distress tool, mat pack, pop up glue dot, circle punch and micro beads.
I used the pop up dot in the center of the flower and then covered it with micro beads. This gives the flower some dimension.

Oh So Lovely

Here is another Oh So Lovely Card - we will do this
one at the September camp. Stamp sets used
are Oh So Lovely and Close as a Memory. Paper used is Vanilla. Inks used are River Rock and Chocolate Chip. The only accessory is brown
You could used this reverse masking technique for any occasion - just change your stamps and sayings.

Oh So Lovely

Here is a card we will do at Sept. camp using the reverse masking technique.

Give Thanks watercolor crayon card

Here is a fun card using the Stampin' Up watercolor crayons and aqua painters. Stamps used are Give Thanks and Flannel background. Paper used is Pumpkin Pie, Mellow Moss and watercolor paper. Inks used are Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie and Mellow Moss. Accessories used are moss ribbon, horizontal slot punch and distress tool.
It is a good idea to use Stazon ink when you are watercoloring because it won't run. Scribble on a foam plate with the crayon and use the aqua painter to pick up the color. Then just color in your image with the aqua painter. This photo is a little dark so the image looks a little more washed out then it does in real life.

Booglie Eyes Halloween card

Here is a Halloween card that we will be doing for the September camp. Stamps sets used are Booglie Eyes and All Holidays. Paper used is Only Orange, Green Galore and Lovely Lilac. Ink used is black. Accessories used are bashful Blue marker, decorative edged scissors and circle punches.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Reason to Smile card set

This post is by request from Jodi. I used the pallete of prints paper. Stamps used are Reason To Smile and Riveting which are both retired. It would be easy for you to substitue other stamps and make a set of cards as a gift.

Fine Lace

This is a special request from Carol.
The Fine Lace on the card on the left is
stamped with White Craft Ink. The card on the
right is stamped with Versamark with white embossing powder. As you can see the card on the right is brighter and has some texture to it (I am sure that you can't see the texture). The card on the left is much softer.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

True Friend

This is a card made with a new stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Stamps used are True Friend and Three for You Punch Box. Paper used is NQ Navy, Vanilla and Really Rust. Inks used are NQ Navy and Really Rust.
I used the small circle stamp from the punch box to stamp the Not Quite Navy dots on the background. It matches the brad in the center of the flower. We will be using this stamp set for the September camp also (a different card).

Oh So Lovely ( the first of several)

I recieved a new stamp set and had a lot of fun playing with it. I will post several cards that I made with the Oh So Lovely stamp set. This one is using a technique requested by Jackie -reverse masking. We will use it at stamp camp next month when Jackie is the hostess. No Jackie, we won't be making THIS card but we will be using this technique.
It doesn't take many supplies to do this technique and you get great results. I used a piece of acetate and my coluzzle to cut out the rectangle.
Stamps used are Oh So Lovely and Close as a Memory. Paper is just Very Vanilla. Inks used are Bashful Blue and NQ Navy.
This will be a fun new technique for everyone at Septembers stamp camp.

Oh So Lovely #2

I love the colors of this card. Stamp sets used are Oh So Lovely and Linen background. Paper used is Ballet Blue, More Mustard and Mellow Moss. Inks used are Black, More Mustard and Versamark.
The Mellow Moss background is stamped with the Linen background in Mellow Moss. The Ballet Blue is stamped with versamark. I used Mellow Moss Stampin' Up ribbon.
You could easily put a small saying down in the lower right corner.
This card was totally CASED from one that I saw on Splitcoast Stampers. Love that place!

Oh So Lovely #3

Here is another card make with the Oh So Lovely hostess
set. Stamp sets used are Oh So Lovely and Three for You
punch box. Paper used is Vanilla and Blue Bayou. Inks used are Choc. Chip, Blue
Bayou and Old Olive. I used the mat pack to make the
faux stitching around the image and then used the
choc. chip marker to look liked stitching.

This is a fun and simple card that could be made for any occasion. Stamps used are Oh So Lovely, Holidays and Wishes and True Friend. Paper used is Vanilla and Blue Bayou. Inks are Sahara Sand and Blue Bayou. I also used the new scallped circle punch.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Three For You punch box 3 x 3 project

This is the project for August. It is using the Three For You punch box which is also the August promotion. You get a set of free Love Notes with envelopes when you purchase the punch box.
Stamps used are Three For You punch box, Ginormous Flowers and Fine Lace background for the box. Inks used are Groovy Guaca, Purely Pomegranite, Wild Wasabi, River Rock and Choc. Chip. Papers used are Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, River Rock, Purely Pomegranite and Vanilla.

Ginormous Flowers

This card uses the new stamp set Ginormous Flowers as well as the new 5 petal punch.

Stamp sets used - Ginormous Flowers, Totally Tabs, Linen background and Short and Sweet. Ink used is So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Cameo Coral and Sky Blue. Paper used is Kraft, Whisper White, Soft Sky designer paper, Cameo Coral and Wild Wasabi. Accessories used are brads, tab punch, Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon and corner punch with the guard removed.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Year After Year

This is a gift card / money holder we are making at the August stamp camp.
Stamps used are Year After Year, Think Happy Thoughts and the new Polka Dot background stamp. Paper is Pretty in Pink, Ballet Blue and Whisper White. Ink used is Black and Pretty in Pink. Accessories are markers, brad, circle punches, Stampin Up' new scalloped circle punch, word window punch and ribbon.
Cut the Pretty in Pink cardstock 4 1/4" x 11". Stamp the Polka Dot background and the small flower from the Happy Thoughts in Pretty in Pink. Be sure and stamp the background before you score the cardstock as it will be easier to use the big background stamp. Score at 2 1/4 " and 6 3/4" and fold on the score lines. Use the word window punch to make the slot for the gift card / money. You will have to punch once, slide the punch over a little and punch again to make it big enough. Glue the lower flap up putting a thin line of glue on the sides and top. Fold the top flap down.
Stamp the flowers from Year After Year on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the scalloped punch. Color with Prett in Pink and Old Olive markers. Mat this on a 2" cirlce punched from Ballet Blue.
Cut a 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" piece of Whisper White and stamp the Polkadot background in Pretty in Pink. Mat this on a piece of Ballet Blue cut to 2 3/4" x 3". Tie a piece of ribbon around the bottom. Glue this to the top of the flap making sure that you only put glue on the upper part. Attach your scalloped circle to this piece with pop up tape.
Using a piece of white scrap stamp the Happy Birthday stamp in black. Stamp a small flower in Pretty in Pink. Punch out with a 1 1/4" circle punch and mat on a 1 1/2" circle punched from Ballet Blue. Attach a small brad for the flower center. Using pop up tape on the bottom of the circle only attach to the lower right. This will hold your flap closed.
Using the Think Happy Thoughts stamp set you can make gift card / money holders for any occasion.

Lady Bug Pick a Petal card

This is a cute birthday card made with the Pick a Petal stamp set that we will make at the August stamp camp.

Stamp sets used are Pick A Petal, Polka Dots and Paisley and Stem Sayings. Paper used is Real Red, Whisper White and Black. Ink used in Real Red, Black and Old Olive. Accessories used are black brads, small hole punch, black gingham ribbon, 1" circle punch and a paper piercer.
Cut Real Red cardstock 4 1/2" x 11". Fold in half with the fold on the left. Stamp the background from Polka Dots and Paisley in black on the top and bottom of the card. There is no need to stamp the center of the card as it will be covered. Take a 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White and stamp the flower from Polka Dots and Paisley using Real Red and Old Olive. Only reink the stamp every other time. Using Black ink stamp the Happy Birthday from the Stem Sayings on the left of the white cardstock. Using the paper piercer poke holes under the saying to look like the flight path of the ladybug.
Stamp the polka dot petal from Pick a Petal twice on white cardstock with Real Red ink. Stamp the petal outline in black and cut both pieces out. Punch 2 1" circles from black cardstock for the ladybug body and head. Glue the lady bug together and glue to the Whisper White piece leaving room to draw 2 antenna with a black marker. Attach the Whisper White piece to a 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" piece of black cardstock. Set 2 black brads at the end of the antenna. Punch a small whole in the upper left and tie a piece of gingham ribbon through. Now mount this piece onto the Real Red background and you are done!

Lovely As A Tree

Here is male birthday card we will make at the August stamp camp. Stamp sets used are Lovely As A Tree, It's Your Birthday and Flannel background. Paper used is Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. Ink is Close to Cocoa. Accessories used are the tag punch, 1/8' hole punch, jute and the distress tool.
Cut your Close to Cocoa paper at 4 1/2" x 11" and fold so that your card fold will be at the top. Stamp the flannel background stamp with the Close to Cocoa ink.
Cut a 2 1/2" square of Very Vanilla, stamp the tree with Close to Cocoa and ink and distress the edges. Mat this on a piece of 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of Choc. Chip. Tear the bottom of the Choc. Chip piece and distress all edges.
Punch a 1/8" whole in the upper right corner and tie jute through.
Stamp the Happy Birthday saying and the small leaf on Very Vanilla and punch with the tag punch. Distress and ink the edges. Mount on a piece of Choc Chip, cut out and distress the edges. Punch a 1/8" hole in the top of the tag. Using the jute, tie the tag around the bottom of the matted tree. Glue the tree to the front of the card and attach the tag with pop dots.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Fresh Flowers magnetic book mark card

This is a fun card that also contains a small gift. The center piece lifts out of the pocket made with the word window punch and it is a magnetic bookmark card. Fresh Flowers and Riveting stamp sets were used. The paper colors used are brocade blue, apricot appeal, whisper white, certainly celery and Sarah designer paper. The ink colors used are brocade blue, certainly celery and apricot appeal. I also used circle punches and the word window punch. The flower and leaves are cut out and the flower is attached to the book mark with pop up dots.

Nice and Easy Notes

Another June Stamp Camp card using the retiring Nice and Easy Notes. I used the retiring Crosshatch background stamp also. Paper colors used are Brocade blue, summer sun and whisper white. Ink colors are brocade blue, black and certainly celery. I colored the balloons and mouse with watercolor pencils and the aqua painter. The mouse was stamped on a scrap, cut out and attached to the front of the card with pop dots. This is a quick and simple child's birthday card.

Petal Prints

Here is a really fun set that I hadn't even gotten to use yet! I had just gotten it and now it is retired so I thought that I better make a card for the June Stamp Camp with it. The stamps sets used are Riveting and Petal Prints. What a gorgeous stamp set. The paper colors used are rose red, whisper white and black. The ink colors used are rose red, cameo coral and old olive. I also used circle punches and the ticket corner punch.

Roses in Winter camp card

Here is a really pretty - totally cased card that we are going to do at the June Stamp Camp. I just loved this card so much when I saw it that I had to make one of my own. The stamp sets used are French Script, All Year Cheer and Roses in Winter. The colors of ink used are mellow moss, cameo coral, pretty in pink and white craft and paper colors are mellow moss and whisper white. I hope that you like this card as much as I do.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Happy Harmony

This is a wedding card that we made at stamp camp. The colors are apricot appeal and whisper white. The background stamp used was Fine Lace - apricot appeal ink stamped on white. The flowers are from the Happy Harmony set and are colored with apricot appeal and certainly celery markers. This was then punched out with an oval punch and matted on a piece of apricot appeal that was punched out with a scalloped oval punch. Just love those scalloped punches! I then used the horizontal slot punch on either side of the oval and then put my white wide organdy ribbon through. Very pretty card.

Reason to Smile card

This is a fast and fun card to make. The colors are pretty in pink, close to cocoa and whisper white. The background stamp is crosshatch. Ink the butterfly stamp with pretty in pink ink and then use a close to cocoa marker in the center. Stamp in the center of the whisper white. Mask the butterfly and then use the flower stamp on either side. Ink saying stamp with pretty in pink ink and use a close to cocoa marker on the flower, stamp on a scrap piece of white. Punch saying out with a circle punch and matt it on a bigger circle. Fast and fun.

Heartfelt Thanks

This card uses the following stamps: Print Pattern, Heartfelt Thanks and French Script. The colors used are more mustard, old olive and whisper white. I tied a knot with olive narrow organdy ribbon and threaded a small tag on it before I attached it to the back of the mat.
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