Sunday, October 31, 2010

Stampin' Up! Holiday Bundle Special

ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday

Getting ready for the Holidays, well SU is offering some great products at a 20% discount for a limited time only. From October 19 through December 16, 2010 you can select specific products to help you make Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts. Check out the details below.

Call me at 248-391-5978 if you are interested in ordering any of these great products or go to my website and order online.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

More Get A Way Pictures

These were some of the little gifts we received from Rhonda and her team during the weekend we attended her get away.

Notice that most were made using the Big Shot and the Top Note die. The BINGO card was one of our make n takes during the weekend, we used it on Saturday night to play Bingo for some great prizes.

This little gift card holder was made by one of the ladies I met at the weekend. Isn't it just too cute, It's a Jiffy pop popcorn maker that they turned into a snowman....the hat folds back to put in a gift card in it....could be for best buy for a movie, or movie tickets...what a great idea.


For the Birds

This is one of the various projects that we completed at our recent get away hosted by Rhonda Wades in Lansing. These great cards were put together using the SU Bird Punch can you believe it....a little punch here and a little snip there and viola you have a Cardinal, an Oriole, and a woodpecker.

The directions for these great cards came from Lynn Pratt and she has some awesome instructions on her blog

Miss Chris Kolly created a little box to keep the birdies in, we added a sentiment from the All Holidays stamp set (itme 114916) and tied it all up with 1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

Stop by tomorrow for more of our Get A Way Projects. Call me at 248-391-5978 if you would like to host a workshop to learn how to make projects just like this.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Inlaid Embossing

This is one of the cards that my Friday Nite Club Ladies made using the Inlaid Embossing technique. I first saw this technique demonstrated by Yapha Mason and knew I had to give it a try.

The leaves are cut using the XL Two Step Bird punch (item 117191) from Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I then ran it through the Big Shot (BS) using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (item 119976) and it really gives it an Inlaid look. The base of the card is More Mustard with a layer of Whisper White. I used the BS Movers & Shapers Curley Label die and the Curley label punch to set off the sentiment from Tenny Tiny Wishes (item 115370).

Here is a close up of the Inlaid portion of the card....You can do this technique with almost any shape such as hearts, stars or little flowers....give it a try and share your creations with me.


Trick or Treat Take 5

This little treat box has been making the rounds on the internet blogs and I knew I had to make some of these for my friends. It's a really quick and simple project to make I started with a basic mini pizza box 3 1/2" X 6 1/2" scored at 1/2", 3", 3 1/2" and 6" along the longest side and 1/2" and 3" along the short side. make your box and decorate as desired. For mine I used a Big Shot pumpkin sizzlits die (makes for a really quick project) decorated the top with designer paper and google eyes. On the inside I added the following poem that I printed on the computer...

"I started to carve a pumpkin with
my carving knife and scoop. But the pumpkin got so scared, He took a little poop.

It looked so cute and funny-just like a candy treat. So I'm sharing it with you now, because you are so sweet."

I put a little pumpkin pie cardstock behind the poem to help it stand out and filled it with candy corn I found at Walgreens. I wa
nted the kind that was already prepackaged in small batches. Easy peasy!!

Hope you enjoy!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Trick or Treat Take 4

This is my first attempt at a Flip Tag card. I saw this first done by Phyllis Strickland and decided I had to try my hand at it....and since it's close to Halloween I wanted to use that as my theme. I did use retired Designer paper but all of the stamp sets are current :o)

I used Dark & Dreary (item 121151 $14.95 for the clear set) and Batty for you (item 116576 $23.95 wood mounted)

The happy halloween on the front was stamped in black craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The moon is punched out of Daffodil Delight
and I cut out the raven and attached to the moon. The pull tab is out of pumpkin spice....I really like how this turned out and now that I think I understand the mechanics (LOL) you might just see a few more of these in the months to come.

This is the card opened up so you can see the hidden panels.


Clearance Rack Update

As you know, the Clearance Rack has been operational for over a year now, and demonstrators and customers alike are finding it a great place to discover discontinued Stampin' Up! merchandise for fantastic prices. Now, from October 5-18, we're adding over two hundred more discontinued items--some at up to 80 percent off--to help us make room in the Distribution Center for new products!

Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:.

  • Orders for Clearance Rack items can be placed through the Online Store.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards.
  • While the Blitz lasts from October 5-18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.
  • All discontinued items are available only while supplies last.
  • All sales of discontinued items are final.

Come see all the new items in the Clearance Rack. REMEMBER These are all discontinued items and are only available in the Online Store!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Trick or Treat Take 3

This is a card inspired by my friend and Upline Chris Kolly that we did at my Stampin' Club last month. This card is on a basic black base using pumpkin pie front embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (117335). These embossing folders are one of the best things going...they add interest and texture instantly to any card or project. There are several to choose from check them all out in the 2010 idea book and catalog.

The "happy halloween" comes from the House of Haunts in the main catalog item number 111574. Isn't the ghost just too cute, well that is actually an owl turned upside down using the Two Step Owl punch....using the large Bitty Bat punch makes putting these cards together a snap.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Take 2

This is a card my friend and Upline Chris Kolly created for the Halloween season. She used Pumpkin pie card stock for the base and Whisper white cardstock using the spider web textured impressions embossing folder covered in glitter (love it) To create the little witch the new Two Step Owl punch (118074) was used the bats are also a new punch this year called the Bitty Bat (119279). The ribbon is one of the in colors for 2010 called pear pizzazz and the sentiment comes from the House of Haunts stamp set (111574)

Check back tomorrow for another little Halloween trick or treat....

As always if you enjoy what you see please leave me a comment.


Up Coming Stamp-A-Stack

I know, I know it's not even Thanksgiving or even Halloween for that matter and I'm already getting things ready for the Christmas Holiday with a Stamp-A-Stack. But we all know how it creeps up on us and bam it's the first of December and the cards need to go out and then the rush is on to get everything done.....SOOOOO let's get started a little early and reduce the stress that we all know is coming.

We will be doing 10 cards 2 each of 5 different designs for $20.00 or you can opt
to do 5 cards 1 of each of design for $10.00. Monday, October 18 at 7:00 pm here in the Craft Room at 7198 Pine Knob Road Clarkston. This will be a pre-pay when you register event. Call to RSVP by Wednesday October 13th at 248-391-5978 or you can use the paypal button on my blog. Register with a friend who has not been to any of my classes and receive a free gift.

Here are the cards we will be doing for this event.