Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Animal Crackers Easel Card

I got the inspiration to make this card after receiving a beautiful easel card in a swap from the talented Marlene Peters. It was so much fun to make and I love how it stands up firmly on its own. The cardstock is 4'' x 12'', and scored at 4'', 6'' and 8''. I added some Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds to the star in the giraffe's mouth. I used the new Scallop Trim punch on the Chocolate Chip piece on the inside of the card. You can get this punch for FREE with a $65 purchase during Sale-a-Bration, which is on now!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Matchbox Drawers

This little set of drawers was a cinch to put together. It could be used to hold chocolates, cash, jewelry...or all three! I'm not sure who originated this idea as I've seen it in so many places; if you know, please let me know so I can give credit.
  • I simply stacked three matchboxes that were cut using Stampin' Up's exclusive Matchbox Die and wrapped them with a strip of designer paper.
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy brads make cute, textural drawer pulls.
  • Double-stitched Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon is a nice finishing touch.
  • The tag was punched out with the Curly Label Tag; I made the mat for it from the coordinating Movers and Shapers magnetic die.
  • The sentiment is from Well Scripted; I love the beautiful font!
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Remember making milk carton bird feeders, like these, as a kid? These sweet little birdhouses were made using Stampin' Up's new Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die, available in the Occasions Mini Catalogue. I was so excited when I saw that Stampin' Up had released a milk carton die; in the past, I've tried making mini milk cartons by carefully measuring, cutting, scoring, etc. but the die makes it so much easier. The bird is from the Birds and Blooms sizzlit, and the leaves were cut using the Little Leaves sizzlit.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

February Calendar Page

Just a quick post today; here's a peek at the February page I made for my calendar. The images are from Love You Much and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used the scallop edge punch on the Real Red piece.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

2010 Calendar

I received a promotional calendar in the mail last month; I liked the size and stand-up style of it, but wasn't crazy about the stock photos. That's when I got the idea to personalize it, Stampin' Up!-style.
  • I used Delightful Decorations and the Ornament punch on the December page. The flourish from Baroque Motifs makes a nice branch.
  • The January page features the penguin from Cold and Cuddly. A bit of sponging around the edges of the Bermuda Bay cardstock gives some added dimension.
Check back soon for the February and March pages. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Barrel of Monkeys

I made this little 3x3 monkey card today...

...and then I made another...

...and another...

...and another, with girl monkeys!

I love making quick, cute 3x3 cards like these. The monkey stamp is from Fox & Friends, from the brand new Occasions Mini Catalogue. If you haven't heard the news yet, Stampin' Up! is offering clear mount rubber stamps for the first time ever, and let me tell you, they are fabulous! They produce the same crisp, clear images as the traditional wood-mount stamps but only require a fraction of the storage space.
  • Clear mount stamps allow you to easily see where you are placing your stamped image. This made positioning the monkey in a playful, tumbling pattern a cinch.
  • The "bundle of joy" sentiment is from the Little Angel set, also in the Occasions Mini.
  • The hand-cut flowers on the girl monkey is from the large branch image in Eastern Blooms.
  • Dazzling Diamonds added using the Two-Way Glue Pen give the monkeys some sparkle.
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's Time to Sale-a-brate!

It's here! Sale-a-bration and the Occasions Mini Catalogue have officially begun! Click the image above to view the SAB catalogue. You can find the link to the Occasions Mini in the sidebar.

Promotion Dates: January 5-March 31, 2010

Promotion Details
Our Sale-A-Bration promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate!

Customers: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $65 purchase (before tax and shipping).

Hostesses: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $395* in workshop sales**, in addition to our regular hostess benefits.

Sign up as a Demonstrator: Choose any retail stamp set (valued up to $56.95) from the current catalogues when signing up during the promotion. Plus, get 15 percent off your Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+)!

Call me today to place your order or to book a workshop.


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