Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Isn't this fun? This is what is printed on our boxes we're receiving now from Stampin' Up! Isn't that the truth? Extreme excitement is definitely what happens when I receive a box of goodies! Thought you'd enjoy seeing it!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
This box reminds me of the old-timey candy boxes we used to get at Valentine's Day! I can just smell the chocolates inside! The recipe is below! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, except for the candy! Recipe: Paper: Chocolate Chip - 5-1/2 X 4-1/4(4); Real Red - 5-1/2 X 4-1/4 (2). The top of the box is scored at 1-1/16" on all four sides. The bottom of the box is scored at 1" on all four sides. Real Red scrap; Very Vanilla scrap; Cardboard - 5-1/2 X 4-1/4(2). The cardboard gets glued to the Chocolate Chip card stock before you run it through the Big Shot. It just makes the box a little more substantial! Stamps: Polka Dot Background (sorry, this one is retired); Love You Much (Page 44 of the catalog) Ink: Chocolate Chip Miscellaneous: Big Shot; Top Note Die; 2-Way Glue Pen; Sticky Strip; Scissors; Paper Snips; Scallop Circle Punch; 1-1/4" Circle Punch; Stampin' Dimensionals; Real Red Wide Grosgrain Ribbon - 16" long; Candy
Okay. Is this cute OR WHAT? I'm salivating all over this because it's stinkin' cute and stinkin' easy - my favorite way to stamp! This is one of the items we'll be making at my Valentine's Day Camp Wannastamp! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, except the gum, of course!
Paper: Pretty in Pink - 6 X 4; score the 6" side at 1", 1-1/4", 3-3/4", and 4"; Whisper White scrap for the tag
Stamps: Whoo's Your Valentine? (Page 45 of the catalog)
Inks: Chocolate Chip Marker
Miscellaneous: Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder; the Big Shot; Sticky Strip; 3/4" Circle Punch; Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon - 7" long; Scissors; Sweet Pea Stitched Felt; Stampin' Dimensionals; Modern Label Punch; gum
WOW! I love this! Isn't this just the cutest thing you've ever seen? Who wouldn't love to receive this on Valentine's Day filled with your favorite candy? What a great wedding favor, too. I just love stamping and being able to make amazing things at home! Thank you, Stampin' Up!, for giving me all the tools I need to do that! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, except for the Hershey's Chocolate Kisses! Recipe: Paper: Thick Window Sheets - 12 X 6; Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (the chocolate chip flower) - 11-1/2 X 1-1/4; Pretty in Pink - 2-1/4 X 2 (for the scalloped heart); Very Vanilla Scrap Stamps: Tiny Tags (Page 28 of the Occasions Mini Catalog) Ink: Chocolate Chip Miscellaneous: Big Shot Machine; Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder; Fancy Favor Die; Sticky Strip; Scissors; Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die; Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon - 11-1/2" long; Paper Piercer with Mat; Chocolate Chip Epoxy Brads; Hershey's Chocolate Kisses; Stampin' Dimensionals; Tiny Tag Punch; Stampin' Sponge
You can NEVER go wrong with little ideas like this one! It's good for any holiday or occasion - and it's quick and easy because it's made with the Big Shot - hand's down my favorite accessory from Stampin' Up! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!, with the exception of the M&M's - and if Stampin' Up! would sell M&M's in our color palette, wouldn't the world truly be our happy place? Recipe: Paper: Medium Window Sheets - 5-3/4 X 5-1/4; Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper - 5 X 1-1/2; Real Red - 5 X -1-3/4; Pretty in Pink scrap (for the heart) Stamps: Tiny Tags (Page 28 of the Occasions Mini Catalog) Ink: Chocolate Chip Miscellaneous: Pillow Box Die; Big Shot Machine; Bone Folder; Sticky Strip; Scissors; Paper Snips; M&M's; Red Satin Ribbon - 15" long; Heart to Heart Punch; Stampin' Dimensionals
I just don't think you can get more Valentiney than this - and that's why I love it! It just looks like candy and you're supposed to eat it! I got this wonderful card idea from Ilina Crouse - I love everything she does. The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! Recipe: Paper: Pretty in Pink - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Real Red - 5-1/4 X 4; Pretty in Pink - 5-1/4 X 1; Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (the vanilla flowers) - 5-1/4 X 1/2; Pretty in Pink - 3 X 2; Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (the chocolate flowers) - 2-7/8 X 1-7/8; Very Vanilla - 3-1/2 X 2; Real Red - 3-5/8 X 2-1/8; Very Vanilla Scrap Stamps: I Heart Hearts (Page 14 of the Occasions Mini Catalog); Well-Scripted (Page 19 of the Occasions Mini Catalog) Inks: Chocolate Chip; Pretty in Pink; Real Red Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Paper Snips; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Scallop Trim Border Punch; 1/8" Hole Punch; Real Red Satin Ribbon - 7" long; Scissors
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
YEAH! Valentine's Day is coming up fast - and aren't these "Love" blocks a perfect gift to give to someone special or a super-special decoration to place on your desk, bookshelf, or fireplace mantel? Most of the embellishments are new items from our Occasions Mini Catalog! FUN, FUN! I'll be offering these "Love" blocks at an open house on January 30th, so contact me for details if you'd like to come and make some! I LOVE YA'!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We had such a wonderful Christmas and New Year's, and I've been busy stamping all of our Christmas present thank-you cards! I know this doesn't look very Christmas-y, but isn't it gorgeous? I have turned it slightly sideways so that the light can pick up the Soft Swirls Texturz Plate embossing from the Big Shot. I think it looks so RICH! This type of card could be used with any greeting - my favorite kind of card! I may just have to tuck this idea away for my stamp camp next month when I'm thinking about doing all-purpose cards! Several of my customers have mentioned they'd like to start off the year with a stash of birthday cards, thank-you cards, and sympathy cards! Wouldn't this card work well for any of those topics? I hope you all have a fantabulous 2010 filled with all things you find dear! I'm in the process of planning our Valentine's Day Camp Wannastamp and I know you are going to FALL IN LOVE (no pun intended) with the things we'll be making! Details coming soon!