Holiday Kits and Bundles

Registration for my holiday stamp class is closed, but if you’d like to host your own, please let me know!!

Otherwise, here are a few kits you could order and make at home easily :)

Tag-it Bundle (only available until November 19)

Holly Jolly Greetings Card kit

Merry Little Christmas card kit

Snowflake Season card kit

Stamp a tag kit

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tag kit

Not enough? there are so many more bundles and kits available, just let me know what you’re looking for, because I probably have something available that will be fun and easy for your holiday crafting!

Color Refresh & Free Shipping!

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This is the perfect time to stock up on retiring colored products as well as Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor wonder crayons which are being discontinued.  These are available while supplies last.  Visit my online store to shop now!

Best of Everything meets Papillon Potpourri in a fun fold

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This is a simple fun fold and so cute! You will likely see this at a future stamp camp :)  What I liked most about this fun fold is the fact that it is a few scores and a circle punch, then decorate.  I think the hardest part was finding the center of the circle, and that was remedied with a post it  punched and folded in half.

I used the Color Coach for the color combination.  Primrose Petals, Baja Breeze and So Saffron.  I added a little Gumball Green in the stamping, since I was adding some flowers to the background of the butterflies.  I embossed the butterflies with dazzling diamonds embossing powder.

Check out the tutorial here: Inking Idaho

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Oh, Whale, for Father’s Day

DSC07372I love this cute little whale!  I saw a great Z-Card fold tutorial incorporating framelits and needed to give it a try.  The card technique is called a double swing card, and I found the instructions on Tami White’s blog here.

I used the print poetry paper, and on the other side used a retired greeting set for the Father’s day greeting.

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Lever Card mini tutorial

I get so many ideas on the internet… most of them.  I got this one from someone who posted a beautiful card that was on a French blog. She wanted the instructions translated and Google wasn’t working so well.  I searched around a LOT on Pinterest and finally found another version on a Dutch blog.  Though I’m half Dutch, I still don’t speak or read it, but thankfully, Google translated this one well  enough for me to follow. Plus it had awesome visuals.  This card on both blogs was 5-1/2″ square.  I prefer cards I can fit in an envelope and potentially mail without extra postage so I converted the instructions into inches from centimeters and shrunk it down to an A2 size.  Thank you photoshop for that!

First I’ll share my finished card, which I made in such a way that I can’t fit into an envelope to mail… so much for that ;) but YOU certainly could if you don’t place a giant butterfly where I did!

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And here’s my redrawn template:

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Okay, so here are my instructions – decorate as you wish ;)

Supplies:

2 sheets cardstock or DSP cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2Stampin’ Paper trimmer
Stampin’ Score
Bone Folder
Adhesive

1. Cut paper to size – easiest is cutting an 8-1/2″x11″ in half.

2. Following template 1, score at 4-1/2″

3. On one half of cardstock use your paper trimmer to first mark where you will cut (unless you’re super confident in your cutting!).  Score a 3/4″ border.  If you need to, you could also do this with a ruler and pencil.  Then cut out with the trimmer or a craft knife.

4.  With your 2nd piece of cardstock, follow template 2, score at 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, and 6-3/8″.  Hint: Your Stampin’ Score will be perfect for this, but if you’re using the trimmer and can’t find 6-3/8, just flip the cardstock around and score at 2-1/8″ again. :)

5. On the far right panel, mark your border for cutting.  Another 3/4″ border on the top, right and bottom that meets up with the left score line.  You will cut UP TO the left score line, but do not cut it off, this is the “lever”

6.  Now that everything is cut out, fold on all score lines except the lever center piece… if you do on accident its not a big deal, you can reinforce it flat when you decorate.  Make sure to score the 2nd cardstock piece in the form of a W.

7.  Adhere the 2-1/8″ end panels to match up with the other piece of cardstock.  The lever should fit into the window.  If it is a tight fit, just run a distressing tool or bone folder along the edges of the lever.  Do some light trimming if you need to.

8. Decorate as you wish!

Here is the link for the site I got my instructions for, which may help you out with more visuals: Lever Card

OK and here’s what I used to decorate:

Midnight Muse Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Comfort Cafe DSP

Swallowtail stamp
Layered Labels stamps

White Embossing Powder
Versamark
Soft Suede ink
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Big Shot

A fun gift for my stampers

Once in awhile I like to reward my stampers with a little gift just for coming to stamp with me!  I made this cute little flower basket filled with drink packets.  I got the idea on pinterest, so here’s the link so you can make one!

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Again, I used the pop-up posies kit, it has these little cupcake liners and big Summer Starfruit brads that make great daises. I layered these over a flower from the mixed bunch set.

I tucked a little thank you card into each one too, here’s a peek at that.  It uses the petite curly label punch and the pretty petites stamp set from SAB.  I punched out images from the Patio Party designer paper, which is where the Summer Starfruit dot paper comes from in the basket too.

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Fun with scraps

DSC07360 I made a couple more cards with leftover card elements, I think this one looks better in person as none of the blues or greens (Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, Pool Party, lucky limeade, and Daffodil Delight) entirely match but the combination works.

The next one is a much better color combination, using Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, pool party and lucky limeade.  Plus since there’s a new petite curly label punch, its been on my mind, so I used the full sized punch, cut in half for the sentiment.

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