Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stampin' Up! Scallop Circle Gift Card Holder

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. My explanation is below the project for today. Saw a circle gift card holder in a You Tube video. Instead of a circle I used the Stampin' Up! Scallop Circle die for the Big Shot. I love how easy these are. You could hang them on the Christmas Tree.

To make cut one Scallop Circle from Real Red card stock. Next line up the Designer Series paper's edge inside the die cutting area. You want to place the paper in the middle of the die so it would only cut out a portion of the circle leaving the straight edge. Actually it was placed a little higher than the middle of the die. Hard to describe and I didn't have time to photograph. Next use Stampin' Up! Dimensionals around the outside edges of the Designer Series Paper, but not across the top. Line up and attach to the Real Red Scallop Circle. I used stickers included in the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' kit to embellish. Stampin' Up! Dimensionals were used on those as well. I threaded Sleigh Bells ribbon through the hole and knotted. This ribbon is from the Holiday Mini Catalog. It will be available for purchase until January 4, 2010. The money or gift card slides into the pocket created by the Designer Series Paper. Cute and fast!

I haven't been online much lately. We took two trips recently. Saw the Carolina Tarheels play in Chapel Hill and the next week went to Atlanta Georgia. We took our middle son to see the Dallas Stars vs Atlanta Thrashers hockey game. Both were exciting and we had a blast. Those trips, work, and preparing for Christmas took up all my time. Also I am in the midst of a fibromyalgia flare up. So anyway that is why I haven't posted in a while. I will be taking a week or so off to visit with family coming in for the Christmas holidays. I will be back in January with some new products from Stampin' Up! I can't wait to try my new goodies! See you then and have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Christmas Card Overload!

I love Christmas. It is my favorite holiday. I am sure I have told you that before, but it is true! I haven't had much time to do anything but stamp my Christmas cards. I kept making them and ended with 59 total. I am hoping that is enough. If not I will make some more simple ones to give out. I love giving Christmas cards and making them is more fun than giving. Just thought I would show you what I have been up to lately.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Stampin Up! Serene Snowflakes Christmas Card 2009

This is going to be one of my Christmas cards this year. I love the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series paper in the Holiday Mini. It is still available for order. I wanted something simple to mass produce. I used a Sheetloads of Cards template for this one. I cut everything out in around an hour and then stamped and put them together in about an hour. This template made 12 cards so I was very happy with the time used to make them. I give out a lot of cards at church and mailing them to friends and family. I still need to make a lot more. If I were going to mail this card, I would probably use a strip of Real Red instead of the ribbon so I would not have to spend extra to mail them.

I have more card stock cut out and waiting to be stamped and put together for a different card design. I will share that one later. I hope to have a few days next week to get them all finished and addressed and in the mail. I know I love to look at the cards I receive for as long as I can. I tape them up on a wall to use as a decoration. I love Christmas! It is my favorite holiday plus the celebration of the birth of my Saviour! All supplies are from Stampin' Up! and are listed below.

Supplies used:

  • Card stock - Whisper White, Soft Suede, Real Red, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Inks - Real Red and Soft Suede Classic Ink
  • Accessories - Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Modern Label and Word Window punches, glue dot to hold the ribbon

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Stampin' Up! Blooming Hearts

Took a break from Christmas cards to make a card for a challenge on Late Night Stampers Yahoo email list. The theme is "Hugs and Kisses" or love. Baroque Motifs is such a pretty stamp set to work with. I punched the hearts out of Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper using the Heart to Heart punch. The swirly vines stamp was inked with Versamark on the designer paper and heat embossed with Detail White embossing powder. I love how you can change the look of Designer Paper by stamping over it or heat embossing. I used jumbo neutral brads and White Organza ribbon. I love how this turned out. The Bermuda Bay card stock made the embossing of the word "cherish" pop don't you think? Have a great day creating something!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Stampin' Up! Delightful Decorations Coke Can Ornament Punch

I stamped the small snowflake/flower stamp from the Delightful Decorations set in Versamark on the Designer Series Paper. Then I heat embossed using White Detail embossing powder. I also embossed Be Merry from the Warm Words set and the snowflake/flower at the bottom of the card front. I used the Movers and Shakers set from the Holiday Mini Catalog to cut the card from Taken with Teal. The Eyelet Border punch was used for the strip on the top. Tied a bow from White Organza ribbon and used a glue dot to attach to the top of the ornament window opening. I also used the reverse side of the designer paper to attach to the bottom of the card front. I punched the coke can with the Ornament punch and embossed with a Sizzix Texturz plate. This card is for my Monday Mailer NC Demo email list. Last one for November. Have a great stampin' day!