I made these for my craft fair last month and they were wildly popular. I saw the embellishments on Splitcoast and then found them at a local craft store. They are the hinged tins that you can find all over the place. All of the ink and paper is Stampin' Up! There is a poem printed on the inside of the lid.
We leave for PA on Wednesday and I have a LOT to do before then. I will try to post again before we leave, but don't know if I'll get the chance. The new year will definitely bring new posts.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I bought the Fresh Cuts Bundle from the Holiday Extravaganza sale that Stampin' Up! had last week, can't beat 40% off. It's a stamp set that I had overlooked in the catalog, how was that possible?! I made some 3x3 Love Notes with the stamp set last night and will have to post those later. This card is 4x4 and here are the ingredients:
Fresh Cuts Stamp Set Fresh-Cut Notes Melon Mambo Textured Cardstock Inks - Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo and Old Olive Kraft Taffeta Ribbon Clear Rhinestone Brad
Here is part of the custom order that I delivered today. In this mug there is hot chocolate, hot cider, two biscotti, Starbucks Via, teas and chocolates. The gift card holder on the front was inspired by Jackie Topa's, seen here. I've been loving these gift card holders lately! You can attach them to anything.
I had a request for a restaurant themed gift card holder and this is what I came up with. I used Jackie Topa's idea for the gift card holder seen here. I love the idea of using the Table Setting Die for making gift card holders, I'm all about getting the most use out of an item! What do you think?
Here's one of the projects that we will be doing at the December 4th class (at my house). What I've done is opened this soup can from the bottom with Pampered Chef's Smooth Edge Can Opener. After thoroughly cleaning the can I decorated it, including the top and bottom with paper, ribbon and a felt snowflake flurry. Now it's ready for me to put a gift in, glue the bottom on and give away. This has a real "WOW" effect on the recipient, they'll wonder how you got their gift in the can without opening the top. We'll also be making a gift card/money holder.
The fee for this class is $10 and space is limited to 8. Please contact me to RSVP.
I needed a card for someone who recently lost her father. I used Stampin' Up!'s set Thoughts & Prayers. This stamp set is very versatile. The images can be used for any occasion and the sentiments are great when you want to tell someone that you're thinking of them or praying for them.
All products are current Stampin' Up!
Here are the details: Card base - Always Artichoke Layers on front - To The Nines Specialty DSP, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White (stamped on) Layer inside card - Sahara Sand Inks - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa (for sponging edges) and VersaMark (for the embossing powder) Ribbon - Chocolate Chip 3/4" Grosgrain Tools/Extras - Top Note Die, Dimensionals, Glassy Glaze Embossing Powder, Heat Gun and Sponges Technique - Cracked Glass
I just wanted to let you all know that there are some really great things coming out with the next Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. The offerings for Sale-A-Bration are the best I've seen since becoming a stamper almost 2 years ago. I can't give you more details now, but I'll put them on my blog as soon as I am allowed to.
From January 5 - March 31 you will qualify for something FREE with every $50 of product that you purchase. This is a great time to have a Workshop (Party!). You get to have a fun night with your friends, you all make a great project and everyone earns free stuff when they purchase $50 or more! Plus, you can also qualify for the hostess benefits.
I had made these for the craft fair that I did this past Sunday and was surprised that none sold. I am wondering if everyone realized that they had York Peppermint Patties in them. I have another venue this weekend, the Holiday Boutique by the women's ministry at Discovery Church in Simi Valley. I'm hoping to sell some there. If not, they'll get spread around to my friends and neighbors. I got the idea of using the pretzel rod bags from Maria at Crafty Creations. These would be great for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, friends or anyone you want to have a stocking stuffer for.
All of the product used is current Stampin' Up!, except for the bag and the white crochet thread. The stamp is from the Christmas Punch (hostess) set, the patterned paper is from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP Pack, the solid papers are Real Red and Old Olive, the ink is Real Red, the ribbon is 1/4" Real Red grosgrain.
I have made 6 of these to sell at the craft fair this Sunday. There is a bag of microwave popcorn, three candy bars and a gift card/movie tickets holder in each one. The gift card/movie tickets holder is a design I copied from Jackie Topa, here. The person who buys it from me will have to add their own gift card or movie tickets.
I just wanted to say that the reason I haven't posted anything in a few days is the fact that I have had the flu and have been pretty out of it. I'm feeling better and will make something new to post as soon as I get my house in order. In the meantime, here's a photo of a gift card holder that I made last week. You guessed it, it's for the upcoming 1st Annual SnowFest Arts and Crafts Fair.
I have been making 3x3 cards lately, and I just love how simple they can be. I made this card for my wonderful neighbor who brought over a casserole the other day. She just makes an extra one every now and then and brings it over. I think God whispers in her ear because it seems like every time she brings one over I am having an especially tiring day.
I put this together this afternoon. I will be making a few of them for my upcoming craft fair. No stamping or paper, just some Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and Linen Thread. I got the little wooden "charm" at a craft store. If these don't sell at the craft fair I can use them for Ian's teachers. What do you think?
I altered this tin a few days ago, but have been busy and haven't had the chance to post it until now. The tin is currently on Stampin' Up's Clearance Rack for 99¢. I will be offering a class in the near furure involving altering one of these tins and making 5 Love Notes (3x3 cards) to go with it. I will post it on my calendar as soon as a date is determined.
The paper, blue ink (I LOVE Baja Breeze) and stamp set used on the alteration of this tin are retired, everything else is current.
My baby is eating solids now and I have been saving baby jars (my husband thinks it's crazy that I save everything). I came up with this idea. I'll probably sell the candle holder (with a PartyLite candle) and matchbox in the cute little bag for $5 at my upcoming craft fair. It would make a really cute small gift.
Again, I think that all of the stuff used to alter is retired SU, except for the Whisper White Cardstock and the Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (which are still current).
The first time I saw an altered clipboard I knew I wanted to make one. What will I do with it? I have no idea. But it sure is pretty. All of the stuff I used to alter it is retired from Stampin' Up, except the Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and Close to Cocoa ink I used to fleck the edges. This clipboard is approximately 6" x 9".
I've seen these all over Split Coast Stampers, I'm not sure where they originated. It's super easy to make, it's just 12 punches of SU's Scallop Oval Punch, folded and put together with SU's Sticky Strip. All products are Stampin' Up. The paper colors are Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip. I flecked the edges with Close to Cocoa. I think these would make a great addition to any Thanksgiving place setting, maybe as a place card holder.
I wanted to make something other than craft fair items today and this is what I came up with. Jamie was kind enough to let me borrow her Stampin' Up Tulipe Die to play with. I wasn't sure it was something I'd get a lot of use out of. Now I want it. It's a very simple card, just two layers. This is the first card I've made that's 5-1/4 x 5-1/4, I like it. Now I need to order some 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 envelopes. I embossed the sentiment to make it "pop" more. I hope you enjoy it.
Here's another thing I'm making for the SnowFest Arts and Crafts Fair next month. It's a post-it note holder. I am looking for magnets that will hold it on the fridge. Sarah said that she'd like it much better on the fridge. That way you always know where it is, right? I think I'll put one in my car (without the magnets).
I don't really mind kid friendly halloween images (which Stampin' Up has a lot of), but I wanted something more Fall/Harvest themed for the treat I'm going to send Ian to school with to share with his classmates. I made this from the fantastic tutorial that Angie Kennedy Juda has here. Angie always shares fun projects on her website. I used what I had, which was a bunch of old stuff. All in all, I think it's cute and I will definitely use the pattern again. By the way, there's a snack size bag of skittles in there.
Here's a game that I made for my son last night using Stampin' Up's Skinny Tin. I had him pick out the images that he wanted to use (robot and car are from retired SU set Toy Box). It was really late when I was putting the letters on the front so my glue got a little messy. He was so excited to see the finished product this morning when he woke up and we were able to play a couple of games before school.
As soon as I saw Michelle Wedemeyer's YouTube video on making this magnetic Build A Bear Doll Set I knew I wanted to try it myself. I don't have the set of Stampin' Up dies, but my upline, Jamie, was kind enough to let me borrow them. I really like how it turned out. I would like to get a stronger magnet, the clothes don't hold on very well. Having said that, I have a daughter who will probably think it's awesome!
If you are interested in having a class to make this project (or any other), please contact me.
Here's a Clear Envelope Book that I made this afternoon. I'm planning on making a few of these for my kids and my nieces. My sister and her family are planning on coming to visit in the Spring and we always go to Disneyland. These will be a great way for the kids to be able to show off their time there. They have room for 14 photos.
Here are some cards that I've created for a swap that I'm doing with some ladies from Stampin' Addicts. I will be doing a general theme notecard class in January. I think these are great when you want something more than a tag, but not a full sized card.
Holly Jolly Notecard - All Current SU products. Christmas Punch Stamp Set (Hostess), Real Red Textured Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock, Whisper White CS, Real Red Classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon Curly Label Punch, Big Shot, Movers and Shapers Die and Dimensionals
Snow Buddies Notecard - All Current SU products. Snow Buddies Stamp Set (Hostess), Certainly Celery Cardstock, Tempting Turquoise Cardstock, Shimmer White Cardstock, StazOn Black Ink, Certainly Celery Classic Ink, Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Basic Black Classic Ink, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Blender Pens, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Well, I have done it. I am officially a blogger. I'm not really sure where to start...
I have posted some photos of things that I will be selling at the 1st Annual SnowFest Arts and Crafts Fair in Simi Valley next month. So far I have packages of Christmas gift tags, decorated treat containers and decorated matchboxes. Most of my things will be $5 and under. I'll be posting more things as I create them.