Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hawaii Papaya Card Box

Hi Stampers! Here is another one of the card box sets I made using My Timeless Templates© I showed you in my previous post. I loved how quick and easy the set came together for the other box so I decided to make another one in various colors. Here is what I came up with.

This is a picture of the side of the box. For this box I used sticky strip around the outside of the box to adhere my ribbon and then added Rhinestone Brads to secure them to the edges so the ribbon wouldn't pull off. In the previous post I added the ribbon to the box on the inside under the pockets that held the cards and envelopes.

This is a picture of the inside of the box with the cards and envelopes inside the pockets. See how by just adding a small strip of matching DSP you can tie everything together?

This is a picture of the completed set of cards that was included along with the card box. Inside each box I made 2 birthday cards, 2 thank you cards and 2 any time cards.

Happy Stamping~

Card stock: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Stampin' Write Marker
Card stock: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, WW, Hawaii Papaya DSP (retired)
Other: Top Notch Die, Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Sponge, Ribbon

Pink Daisy Card Box

Hi Stampers! Today I am going to show you a neat project that I whipped up in no time at all. For the past few months I have been seeing the wonderful projects that Lauren Meader has been making using her My Timeless Templates ©. These wonderful templates can be purchased through Papertrey Ink and are ready to download immediately after purchase. I admit I was a bit sceptical at first and wasn't sure how well they would actually work. I broke down (during my time of missingmojoitis) and purchased one of them to try. I love them! I went back and actually purchased several more of them and have so many ideas in my head for them. (I guess it helped me get over my missingmojoitis!!)

The template I used for this project is the All Boxed Up template. Now, my printer wouldn't allow me to print the template directly onto my card stock (I know I need to get a new printer so my life will be easier, but this was still super easy.) I printed the template onto regular printer paper and then laid it onto my card stock to cut out.
Once I had my template cut out I quickly assembled it, and decorated it using some of the Rose Red Designer Paper and the Upsy Daisy Stamp set. I also made 6 cards and matching envelopes for the pockets inside. I love that all the cards match the card holder perfectly.

Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers, Pink Pirouette
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Rose Red Designer Paper
Other: My Timeless Templates©, Sticky Strip, Top Notch Die, Big Shot, Sponge, 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop edge punch

I'm back with a new favorite set!!!

Hi Stampers! My mojo has finally returned!! WooHoo!!! *happy dances* I sat down last night for the first time in what felt like ages and actually accomplished something that I absolutely LOVE! I guess my new stamps that came last week finally were the cure to my missingmojoitis. When I first saw this set (pg. 106 - Fifth Avenue Flowers) in the catalog I actually passed right by it. Then I heard all the chatter from leadership and the Orlando Regional in which this set was seen along with a new textured impression die for the Big Shot. (The die will be available in March) Once I saw the amazing samples and the gorgeous cards that had been made with this set it was one of the first ones on my list. I knew it was a "must have" and I was so right!!!

If you enjoy making your own background paper this is a perfect set for you. By varying the color combination you use the results could be endless. This card literally took me less than 5 minutes to complete from start to finish. You have to love easy cards that take little time, yet produce a big wow!

I chose to use Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze for my cards today. I really like this color combination together. I first saw it in the sample on page 106. The first card I made also features the new corduroy brads in chocolate chip. They are sooooo yummy! I opted to only buy them to try in the chocolate chip color, but now that I have them on hand and see them and feel them I need ALL the colors.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss
Card stock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, WW
Other: 1" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8" Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Where has my mojo gone?

Hi Stampers! I apologize for my absence these past few weeks. I seem to be suffering from a fairly common disease known among the stamping community- missingmojoitis. I'm sure you have all heard about this before. It seems every now and again a stampers mojo just disappears and is no where to be found. I admit I have had minor bouts with this disease before, but they never lasted as long as this one has. *sighs* I have tried just about everything I can think of to get myself out of this. I have gone shopping at local stores to get inspired- even buying a few new toys to play with- yet still no mojo to be found.

I have numerous projects that I have started that just hang in limbo waiting to be completed. I just can't seem to finish them or find the right touches to complete what needs to be done. It's useless I guess. In the meantime, I will continue to attempt projects and hopefully soon I will have some great things to inspire you.

I will leave you with a simple project I did for my boys this past Christmas. Both of my boys (as well and me, my parents and sister) collect Disney Pins. We love to spend the day at Downtown Disney just swapping pins with cast members. It's addictive! Anyway, The boys are getting so many sets that they needed a special place to store their pins. (The ones they really don't plan to trade again anyway). I bought them each a simple bulletin board at Wal-Mart and stamped Mickey Mouse images on them in black Staz-On Ink. I found the clear stamps in a venture to target and couldn't pass them up. Here are the end results. I think they turned out super cute and the boys couldn't wait to hang them up and put their pins on them.

I made the 2 a little different from each other so they could always tell who's board was who's.

I used mostly Mickey and Minnie images for Nathan's board. I colored each of the images in with my Stampin' Write markers. I was afraid they wouldn't be vivid enough or would soak right in, but they were just fine.

On DJ's board I opted to make his an array of various images including Donald Duck (of course). The boarders were a little time consuming, but well worth it in the end. It added so much to the boards and made the entire project seem complete. Now I need to make one of these cute things for myself so I have a special place to keep my Disney Pins. :0)

Happy Stamping~

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Valentine Rocks!

Hi Stampers! Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I have been busy making cards for the boys to hand out to classmates and friends. These are the cards Nathan decided he wanted for his class this year. There is a female version and a male version so everyone will be happy. :0)
I am addicted to using the Top Notch Die for the Big Shot. I seem to be using it on just about every card I make lately. For this card I used Riding Hood Red as the card base. Then I added a piece of Riding Hood Red DSP to the background and sponged some black ink onto the edges. I punched out a piece of Riding Hood Red using the Top Notch Die and randomly stamped the star image in Riding Hood Red. I sponged black ink around the edges of this layer as well. To finish off the card I stamped the Skull and bow tie image with basic black ink onto shimmery white card stock. Then I cut it out and added it to the card using dimensionals.

Hope you're finding time to stamp and play.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Just Jawing
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Card stock: Riding Hood Red, Shimmery White, Riding Hood Red DSP
Other: Top Notch Die, Big Shot, Sponges, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write Markers

Sunday, February 1, 2009

And so it begins....

Hi Stampers! It's Sale-A-Bration time again and I am so excited! For those of you who are unfamiliar with what this event is, you're in for a real treat. This is one of the best times of the year to place an order, host a workshop or become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Past hostesses and customers should have received your own copy of the Sale-A-Bration mini catalog. If you did not receive your or would like your own copy, please email me and I will get one out to you.
From February 1st through March 31st, 2009 you can qualify for FREE product in a variety of ways.
*For every $50 in product you spend (prior to tax & shipping) you qualify to receive 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration reward from the Sale-a-Bration mini catalog. (A $100 product order qualifies for 2 FREE sets, etc..)
*When you host a workshop of at least $300 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!
*During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who signs up as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set-a value of up to $47.95-from our current Idea Book and Catalog. Plus, for a limited time, get 15% off the price of the Starter Kit! (Cost of kit is now only $169 for this limited time!!!) In addition to this I am offering the first 5 people to join my Stampin' Up! demo team a FREE punch of their choice. (You will receive your punch once all paperwork has been filed with Stampin' Up! and you have become an active demo.) Signing up to become a demonstrator has never been easier. You can do everything online from the comfort of your own living room in your pajamas through my Stampin' Up! website. Please email me prior to signing up so I can give you the password that is needed to proceed online. :0)