Friday, November 27, 2009

Ornament Window Treat Box

Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving.  We had a wonderful day with family, great food and beautiful weather.

This is a little Ornament Window Treat Box made using the ornament punch.  You will need the following supplies:

Soft Suede card stock
Bermuda Bay card stock
Thoroughly Modern designer series paper
Window Sheet
Ornament Punch
Scallop Edge Punch
Silver Elastic Cord

See the video below for complete instructions.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Open Top Delightful Decorations Treat Box

This little gift/treat box is so cute and easy to make.  

You will need the following supplies:

Kraft card stock 
Chocolate Chip card stock
Whisper white card stock
Delightful Decorations stamp set
Ornament punch
Corner rounder
Linen thread
Real Red 1" Double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
Old Olive ink
Chocolate Chip ink

See the video below for complete instructions.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sparkly & Bright Treat Tent

I've been working on some videos over the past few days that I will be posting in the weeks ahead leading up to Christmas.  I just love Christmas! I love all the excitement leading up to Christmas day, the decorations and lights and the family traditions.  I have two young children who are just filled with anticipation of the Christmas season fun!

This is a quick and easy project that you can complete in just a few minutes.  It might be a fun project to get the kids involved in too.  You will need the following supplies:

6" x 2 3/4" piece of card stock, scored at 2 1/2" in from each end
2 3/4" x 1 1/4" piece of whisper white card stock
2 3/4" x 1" piece of designer series paper or stamped card stock
Corner rounder punch
Double rectangle punch
Scallop circle punch
Stamp of your choice from the "Sparkly & Bright" stamp set
Coordinating ink pad
Coordinating ribbon

See the video below for complete instructions.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

3D Pumpkin

This is a project I included in my last newsletter.  I thought it turned out cute and could be used with other Thanksgiving themed decorations on a side table or as part of a centerpiece.

Holiday Best

Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Old Olive Classic Ink
Crushed Curry Classic Ink
Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write
Old Olive Stampin' Write
Going Gray Stampin' Write

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 8 1/2" x 11"
Chocolate Chip Card Stock
Old Olive Card Stock
Crushed Curry Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock

Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon
Hemp Twine
Pop-up Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
1/16" Handheld Circle Punch
Tag Corner Punch

1. Cut one sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock (8 1/2" x 11") into 3/4" wide strips to form fourteen 3/4" x 8 1/2" strips.

2. Punch hole through top and bottom of strips using Crop-A-Dile.

3. Thread a piece of Hemp Twine through one of the holes and knot the end. Pull the twine up through the other hole, adjust to the depth you want your pumpkin and tie a knot to secure the strips.

4. Fan the strips out evenly. Stamp leaves from your favorite stamp set onto Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry card stock. Cut out and adhere to the top of the pumpkin with mini glue dots.

5. Tie a bow with the Chocolate Chip Ribbon and adhere atop the leaves with a pop-up glue dot.

6. Use the Stampin' Write markers to add color to the Holiday Best stamp, huff on the stamp to moisten it and stamp onto a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock. Use the Corner Tag punch on one end of the tag and the 1/16" punch to pierce a hole in the same end. Add Hemp Twine to the tag and tie around the ribbon.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Days of Wonder

Okay, so this post has nothing to do with Stampin' Up! or paper crafting of any kind, but I just had to share.

Today my husband, Jeff, is preparing to head off to the LA Music Awards.  I am so proud of him.  He is the most creative person I know.  Two years ago he was asked to take a listen to a song and come up with a music video concept.  When he first described his vision for the video to me I got the chills.  He is so well respected in his industry, he was able to get all the people and equipment he needed to put the project together for the songwriter as a favor to him.  Now two years later he is being honored for his vision and hard work.  He will accept the Music Video Producer of the Year award tomorrow night.  The video was also awarded the Music Video of the Year award.  And, to make it even better, our son Joe is the little boy featured in the video.

The song is about a father who lost his son very early in the Iraq war. He still dreams about his son as a young boy, and is proud of his service to his country.  The songwriter, Michael Smith, wrote the song the day of the Virginia Tech massacre. He loves his country, but isn't happy with what's going on at the moment. Enjoy...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ornament Punch Ornament...

This little ornament was made with what else...the Ornament punch.  I used four punches from the Thoroughly Modern DSP and sandwiched the Silver Elastic Cord (from the Holiday Mini) between two of the punches.  The other two punches I folded in half and used Tombow glue to adhere them at the seam to each side of the ornament.  I threaded on the beads and tied off the ends.  I thought it was cute.  Maybe I could add them as decoration on my Christmas packages too.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Serene Snowflake Cards

I've been working on a bunch of things over the past week and I'm finally getting around to posting them.  These two cards were both made using the Serene Snowflakes stamp set from the Holiday Mini.  I used Very Vanilla card stock as the base for both cards.  Then on a piece of Kraft card stock, I stamped the different snowflakes at random using Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue and Whisper White inks.

On the first card I used the Ornament punch and stamped on it one of the snowflakes first in Not Quite Navy, then again in Whisper White to give it a shadow effect.  The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

On the second card I added some Not Quite Navy ribbon, tied with some thread and added a 1/2" Circle punch stamped with a snowflake and embellished with a Rhinestone Brad.  The Ornament punch on this card is stamped with a sentiment from the Holiday Best level 1 hostess stamp set.

I really love the Ornament stamp and have used it for many of my projects of late.  This will become even more apparent in my posts over the next several days.

As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"The More The Merrier" Shaker Card

This is a cute little shaker card filled with tinsel glitter that, when shaken, looks like snowflakes falling all around the snowmen.  It is an easy and fun technique to add to your cards or gift boxes.  I used "The More the Merrier" (115322) hostess level 3 stamp set on this card with some Ruby Red card stock and polka-dot paper as a backdrop.  Click on the tutorial below to see how to make your own shaker cards.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Cute as a Bug...Thanks

Today I've got a thank you card made with the Love Bug (115233) level 1 hostess stamp set.  I used Gable Green, Pink Passion, Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock.  I used the Crimper (101618) on the Pink Passion card stock to give it some texture and a dimensional to pop up the little bug.

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