Friday, September 17, 2010

First Christmas Card Stamp-a-stack

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

Monday Sept 20th at 6:30pm
my house

Cost is $15

You will make 12 Christmas cards...all supplies included.
RSVP by noon on Monday

Friday, September 10, 2010

Halloween Milk carton, with different focal point

I used the stamp set from the mini catalog that has 4 sayings...Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentines Day!

To get a sampling of Holiday crafts come to my class on Wednesday at 6:30.  We will cover all 4 of those holidays.  Cost is $15 and you must pre registers.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Halloween Sweet Treat Cup

Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
Spiderweb embossing folder, White craft ink
 This is another sample that I made up for the Indy Style show.  I knew I wanted to make a Halloween treat but couldn't decide what to make.  I love the spiderweb embossing folder in the Holiday mini.  I used a whisper white craft stampin' spot to rub across the top to highlight the spider web. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Halloween Mini MIlk seen on TV

Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant
Sweet Centers stamp set
  1. Cut Tangerine Tango Cardstock using Big Shot and milk carton die.  Then fold all score lines.
  2. Apply adhesive to the tab and attach to the inside of box.  Apply adhesive to Old Olive satin ribbon and wrap around the box. 
  3. Apply adhesive to the bottom flaps of the box and fold in.  Fill box with candy of your choice.  Close the top of the milk carton with a staple or brad.  Be careful to only close one end so the other can open to pour out the goodies.
  4. Using markers apply ink directly to the rubber stamp.  After all colors have been applied gently huff on the stamp and stamp onto Whisper White card stock.
  5. Punch the stamped image out using a 1 1/4 inch circle punch, punch tangerine tango cardstock using 1 3/8 inch circle punch, punch elegant eggplant cardstock using the scalloped circle punch.  Adhere these together and attach to the milk carton using dimensional adhesive.
  6. Give to someone you love!

Today on Indy Style....ME!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

An old watercolor technique revisited

Sometimes what is old, becomes new again.  I was going through some old cards and I found a card that reminded me of one of my favorite watercolor techniques.  Do you know why it's my favorite?   Because it is so easy.
  1. Cut the watercolor paper in half.  Using watercolor crayons lightly color the entire piece of paper starting with the darkest color first.
  2. Use aqua painter or paint brush to paint water on to the paper.  Work the water into the crayon until it is the desired lightness.
  3. Set the paper aside to dry while you work on the other parts of your card.  You can also use your heat gun to dry the paper.
  4. When paper is completely dry stamp line image on top of the water colored paper using a dark ink such chocolate chip or early espresso (as used here).

Friday, September 3, 2010

Simple card from a workshop make and take

 We made this at a workshop a week or so ago.  Super simple.  The pearls and embossing make it look so elegant!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sometimes the paper is so pretty that's all you need

This card is a perfect example of that.  I love the colors in the Greenhouse Gala designer series paper.  In fact sometimes I love the paper so much I hoard it and I don't use it.  I must have gotten out this pack of paper a dozen times this month, looked at it, touched it...but I didn't dare cut it.  I'm very happy I finally did.  I wanted to give this paper center stage so I paired it with one of my favorite says from "Full of Life" stamp set, and embellished with a small flower and brad.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sept 1st brings exciting stuff!!

Today is the day you can order from the holiday mini!  Nope it's not too early to start thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving or even Christmas.  It's time to start planning, and you are going to have a great time making projects with some of the great new products in the Holiday Mini.  A few of my favorites are the spider web embossing folder, beautiful holiday buttons, Autumn spice designer series paper, sound cards, fabric...oh there's just too much to list.  So take a look for your self!

The other great thing about September 1st is that it is the first day for the new Recruiting promotion.  Stampin' UP! is giving away this great craft tote to all new recruits from now until October15th.  Stampin' Up designed this great tote for favorite thing, besides the color and pattern, is that it is designed to fit my 12 inch paper trimmer.  I've had several craft tote...none that fit my paper trimmer, or at least very well.

To learn more click on the picture above or just give me a call!