Monday, November 30, 2009

Restaurant Themed Gift Card Holder

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?

Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pop Top Can

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.

Have a great day!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Sympathy Card

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

Have a great day!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Stuff Coming from Stampin' Up!

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.

Contact me today to schedule your Workshop!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Peppermint Pattie Treats

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.
Non-Craft Fair stuff coming soon...

Have a great Day!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Movie Themed Gift

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.

Have a great day!