Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Whew! It has been a busy few weeks, I know no one else is feeling it like me :-)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I wish a Happy New year for you in 2012.

I decided to be a little greener this year for Christmas so over the next few days/weeks I will share some of the projects I created for gifts and to wrap pkgs this year.

Thank you for sticking with me through thick and thin and I hope we can all have a healthy prosperous new year.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Triple Flip Album

 I created this album, using Andrea Walford's Triple Flip album template, with the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit in the Holiday Mini catalogue. I love this format because you can create many of these for any occasion and they can be stored on a book shelf just like books.
I will be offering this as a class in January. The albums hold 14-16 4x4 pictures. There is little to no stamping as there are so many great pieces  in the kit but it can be added to or simplified as you please.

More pages!

Memories of Christmas to enjoy for many years to come.

Classes will be held on January 23rd and 25th from 6:30 -9:30 pm at a cost of $35 for all supplies and a printed instruction sheet so you can create more from any Simply Scrappin' Kit.

I need RSVP's by January 3rd at 5pm if you would like to take the class.

Hope you have enjoyed. The days seem to be so short lately, could be the time of year or just everything I have to do!

Have a great holiday! I will be back with some more sharing.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Calendar Class Finale

 I found this desk calendar on a fellow demo's blog; France Martin
It is a direct case of her project so please go to her blog for all the info regarding this project.


I hope you will try this! It was a big hit with the class and was fun to create as well.

Everyone's was different but the same if you know what I mean.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Calendars #4

 I tried my hand at designing......I made a drawer for a post-it note pad with a decorative easel on top; it had a few designer flaws but all in all it worked. LOL

I wanted to create something with a calendar and a note pad so I created a box bottom that fit the standard 3x3 post-it note pads and wrapped it with a strip of card stock and coordinating DSP; creating a drawer. We put a brad in the front of the drawer to make a drawer pull or knob.

I next used a strip of cardstock that was twice as long as the depth of the box and scored it in the center and again in the center of one of the halves again to create the easel. This was glued to the inside of the top of the sleeve that holds the drawer.
A calendar was attached to the top of the sleeve, close to the front to create the stop for the easel.

Supplies used for this were:

Stamp set: You Are Loved ( Holiday Mini 2011)

Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point, Timeless Portrait DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point

Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Basic Pearls, Post-it note pad, Simply Score-it, Neutrals Brads

I like how it turned out and maybe the addition of a small pen would make this complete. It makes a great, useful gift!

I have one more calendar to share that completes the class so check back in a day or so for info about it.

Hope you are getting your holiday activities and projects finished. True to form for me I am working on things right up until the last minute.

Back to work!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Calendar #3

 Bookmark calendar.....

with this book mark you will always have a calendar close by. I printed the calendar from Sudsol, an online demo group I belong to, and trimmed them up to 1/4 inch shy of the measurements to fit in the vinyl bookmark holders. 

I used the Field Flowers set to stamp a second generation image, stamp off once, in Riding Hood Red and Pear Pizzazz inks. This was then glued onto a piece of match/coordinating card stock and slipped into book the vinyl sleeve, a coordinating tassel was added to the top and Voila! a quick and useful gift.
 Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Calendar #2

A simple coaster calendar! We used DSP of the student's choice from the DSP stacks( the sample was created with a retired paper) The DSP was glued onto the 4"x4" coaster with the SU glue sticks the edges were then sanded to take down the edges; then they were sponged with ink to match the paper. The calendar was glued to a piece of c ardstock that coordinated with the DSP and the bottom edge was punched with the Pinking Hearts border punch. A carnation was created from 3 scallop circle punches that were distressed until the layers separated, they were then layered with a brad in the center. The sentiment on the calendar is from Fabulous Florets. A magnet was glued to the back of the coaster and Voila! a great gift or calendar for your fridge.

Thanks for coming by.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Calendar Class

 These are the projects we created in the calendar class I had last week. It was a fun class. We made 5 projects in 3 hours.

The first project is a purse calendar/agenda. I used the Pool Party cardstock and DSP from the In-Color paperstack. We ran the  card stock through the Big Shot with the Stripes embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Prints set this was punched with the large oval and placed on a decorative label punch. Matching ribbon hides the seam of the two papers and it is decorated with a strip of pearls from the basic pearls. Tiny butterflies from the Beautiful Wings embosslit decorate the DSP. Very simple but pretty too.

Come back for more, soon.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Inch box Advent Calendars

 This cute little calendar was designed by Brenda Quintana and it really struck my fancy. It is created using DSP from the Letters to Santa pkg and the 25 and Counting stamp set that is in the current Mini.  Accessories are silver brads, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon and the 1" Square, Decorative label and the petal Card punches. Th box measures approx 5 5/8" square and the entire project is about 11 inches tall.
 Here is a side view of the box with one of the "drawers" opened. The drawers will hold small treats such as 1-2 Hershey's Kisses, candy. I have created 2 of this style for our grand daughter and nephew. In each drawer is a small candy and a joke for each day leading up to Christmas.
A close up of the front shows the ink colors used; Pool Parth, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Early Espresso.

I created a grown up version of the box for my mother and mother-in-law using the Christmas Lodge stamp set. The images are stamped in Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler and are embellished with the Dazzling Details to give some bling and sparkle to the snow.

Thanks for coming by,


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fancy Folds Class #5

 The last project for the fancy folds class was a gift card holder from a standard envelope. We used a Crumb Cake envelope, Crumb Cake and Garden Green cardstock, DSP from the Frostwood Lodge pack. Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Curly Label punch layered onto the Curly label die from the Movers and Shapers die, Felt mitts from the Winter Wishes stitched felts. The stamped label is from the Beautiful Season Set. The inside is decorated with a punched Stocking using the Stocking Builder punch from Garden Green cardstock and decorated with  Frostwood Lodge DSP

Nothing really fancy but also well received by everyone.

Hope you enjoyed this class!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fancy Folds Class #4

 Cased directly from Sandi McIver's Countdown to Christmas. A diamond fold card. I used the same stamp set and base color but changed up the DSP then made a version from Perfect Plum as well.

Stamp set: Bright Hopes, Christmas Greetings

Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Marina Mist DSP from Subtles Stack

 Ink: Versamark, Marina Mist

Accessories: Whisper White 3/8 " Taffeta Ribbon, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Big Shot, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Scallop Squares Duo die, Scallop edge border punch, 1 1/4" circle punch
The colors for this version are Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant. The DSP is from the Subtles Stack as well.

These cards were very well received even though I was confused at first with the folds :-).

Thanks for coming by.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Fancy Folds Class #3

 This beauti is a double side step card that, once I finished it, I realized, it was too big to fit into a standard 5 1/2" square envelope; so I had to create one from a larger envelope.
Note to self: "pay attention to sizes!!" The card was inspired by a card I had saved to my computer but I have no idea who created it.
I changed it up a bit and this is the result. I love it and so did the class. The chickadee is our provincial bird and we have them coming to our feeders daily. So much fun to watch!

 Card base is Soft Suede with Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White, DSP from Frostwood Lodge pack.

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Season and Christmas Lodge

Ink; Black StazOn, Basic Gray, River Rock, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Blender Pen, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon, Mini Brads.

A definite hit for this class!

See you again soon!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fancy Folds Class #2

 This really cute card was inspired by a gift card holder that was designed for a 12 weeks of Christmas Countdown of a fellow Demo Teri Walker. Rather than a gift card holder we made it into an Easel Card.
It uses:
Paper: Garden Green and Very Vanilla Cardstock, also DSP from the Letters to Santa pack.

Ink: Black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green

Stamp Sets: Welcome Christmas and Lovely as a Tree

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Winter Wishes Stitched Felt, Dazzling Details, Big Shot, Top Note Die

So Pretty!

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Fancy Folds Class #1

 I recently held a Fancy Folds class where we created 4 cards and a Gift Card Holder.
It was a fun and interesting class. I will detail the cards we created over the next few posts.
 The first card is an Origami Diamond Fold card found here. We used DSP from the stacks I used the Red Glimmer paper and Whisper White to decorate the tabs
 Organza Whisper White ribbon was tied around the flap and Snowflakes from the Northern Frost strip and Rhinestones are on the mid fold while a Real Red button and 1/8th Taffeta Ribbon on the front.
Inside we stamped snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes and the sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings set.

It is a card and envelope in one and very fun to do. We used the Simply Scored tool as well.

Keep checking back for the other cards.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Jeffrey's Birthday Card

I created this card using the tutorial over at Paper Punch Addiction. He was just too cute and worked really well for a 7 year old boy. I changed up the paper to use Lucky Limeade and Garden Green. The DSP in the background is from the Just Add Cake collection.
I didn't have the stamp set Kim used for the eyes so I improvised with circle punches. 
Really cute and simple with the correct punches.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mia's Birthday Card

 I saw this card ages ago and saved the picture to my computer because I knew I had to make it for my grand daughter, Mia for her birthday this year; she turned 7 on November 2nd. I neglected to make note of the original creator as this is a total case of that one. If you are the original creator or know who it is please let me know so I can give proper credit to them.

This is a side step card on a base of Early Espresso
The side step is a retired wheel stamp stamped in Early Espresso on Pretty in Pink cardstock. The main focal image is Whisper White layered on a Pretty in Pink, the white layer has been run Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots embossing Folder. The tumbling Cupcakes are stamped and punched from the Create a cup cake set and matching punch. The "frosting" was run through the Big Shot and the Elegant Lines embossing folder. I punched the cherries from the Red Glimmer paper

The sentiment on the front is from the set A Word for You and on the inside is from the set Bring on the Cake

It was a really fun card. 

Thanks for stopping by, 


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 7

The final project for this class.... the picture does not show off the true glitz of this one, it is so pretty using the Red and Silver glimmer paper.
Using the Big Shot and the Snowflake #2 die I cut one snowflake from the Silver Glimmer paper. I used the 1 3/4" circle punch in the Red Glimmer paper and then the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch to create a frame for the round treat cup this was glued in place with a few dabs of Tombo Mono Multi glue. We stamped the snowman image from the Snow Much Fun set onto a Whisper White 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch and colored it with Stampin'Write Markers. Mica Flakes were put in the treat cup then the adhesive was exposed and the white scallop circle with the snowman image was placed on top to create a "faux" snowglobe. The whole thing was then glued to the silver snowflake and then a Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine hanger was attached to the top.

Everyone took home 7 tree ornaments that were created in about 3 hours. We had a lot of fun doing these.

Thanks for visiting today!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 6

 So simple but very elegant too! The Big Shot and the BigZ Lattice die was used here. I made 6 die cuts from Whisper White card stock and folded them each diagonally. I opened each diecut and applied small dots of Dazzling Details to several sopts on each. When they were dry I refolded each diecut. Next I used the Tombo Mono Multi glue to glue them together putting very small amounts in strategic places to hold them together, stacking each one on top of the last until all were glued, finish the ornament by gluing the first to the last.
Creating a 3D lacey ornament. Using the white baker's twine I  made a hanger and used a Mini Glue dot to glue a Real Red satin bow to the top.

This was a version I didn't really like, I ran the hanger down the center and used the pieces from the diecut to make a hangy-thingy at the bottom. I also used the Basic Jewels Rhinestones to decorate and the Whisper White Organza Ribbon on top.

I have one more ornament to share from this class so come on back to see.

Thank you for coming by.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 5

 These were not my favorite ones to do though they are not difficult to make. I found the tutorial for them here. I found the "retired" Pretties kit as used in the tutorial was hit or miss for staying together the ends would pop off and beads and paper would fly everywhere. So in keeping with accessibility I decided to use a 2 G wire that I had on hand but can be picked up where ever beading supplies can be found, I did use the beads from the pretties kit.
The paper used for these two ornaments was the Holly
 Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP cut as per the tutorial. and coordinating ribbons used for hangers and decorations.

Come back soon for more!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 4

I came across these ornaments on an old blog post somewhere, the DSP that was used was striped and the scalloped squares were not Stampin'Up!. I thought they would  be fun to use the Mocha Morning DSP for them. For these I  used the Scallop Squares duo BigZ Die. I used the large square from this die and 
the beautiful Flocked paper in this DSP pack. We turned the squares (6)on the diagonal and scored across at the same scallop on each side. Then folded on the score lines and glued the folded ends together to create an abstract, type, cube. They were finished of by using the crop-a-dile and punching a hole in one of the points. We made a "faux bow" with the 5/8" Basic Black Satin ribbon and an Antique Brad. Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta ribbon was tied to the ornament and the brad legs on the bow were pushed through the hole as well and opened to hold every thing in place. 
These are beautiful in real life!

More to come soon!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Ornaments Class 3

 These ornaments, as seen in the Holiday Mini pg 28,were created by cutting paper from the Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP pack into 12 1.5" squares. We then made each of these into a cone, again using the Tombo Liquid Multi glue and mini clothes pins to hold until they were dry.
They were then glued onto a Scallop Circle punched from real Red Cardstock using the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive sheets. This adhesive is wonderful as it makes punches and die cuts into a sticker.

We glued the cones on at the 12-3-6-9 places on the clock first then filled in the areas between.

Next we punched the large flower from the Boho Blossoms punch and pierced

 a hole in the center in which we placed a glimmer brad that coordinated with the DSP. This was glued on top of the cones with a "generous amount" of the liquid glue to hold everything together.

For the hanger we did the "Faux bow" again using the 1/4" red gros grain ribbon.

The back is very pretty too and could be used to put the date on or  "to: from:" as a package topper/gift tag.

The two in this post are from the same DSP just different sides of the paper.

I think they are a pretty alternative to Bows and Baubles.

Stay tuned!