Archive | February 2012

Christmas Keepsake Box

I showed this at my class and everyone just loved it!  It is of course from Christmas time, but I believe I made it afterwards.  I just didn’t have the time.  I may gift it this year though, I already had a few requests… fill this with candy and give it to me! 😀  I think this kit is still available on the clearance rack.  I didn’t follow it to a T, instead I made it my own, keeping a bit close to the original.

Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits, Christmas Greetings

Paper: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Naturals Ivory, Newsprint DSP, Candy Cane DSP

Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi

Accessories: Vintage tags, Decorative Lable punch, wide oval punch, simply scored, Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon, top note die, big shot, real red grosgrain ribbon, pearl accent, linen thread


Milk Carton Birdhouse

We’ll be making these cute little milk carton birdhouses at my next stamp camp on St. Patty’s day.  If you’re in the Sno-King county area, I’d love for you to come!

There are many tutorials out there, here’s the one I most closely used by Chic’nScratch.

Stamps: Woodgrain BG

Paper: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Bashful Blue

Ink: Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso

Accessories: Bird Punch, Scallop Edge punch, Flower Brads, sponge, Milk Carton die, big shot

Sending You Love

Here’s another convention project that is finally completed from the ever versitile Easy Events stamps.

Stamps: Easy Events

Paper: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Naturals White

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Pool Party

Accessories: Aquapainters, Wild Wasabi Striped grosgrain ribbon, White bakers twine, ticket corner punch

Easy Events Tags

Convention attendees were given a bag full of cute and fun projects for workshops, I used one of them a few months ago, but I’ve now gotten around to doing the rest of them.  Here’s a cute hostess gift of thank you tags made with the Easy Events stamps.

Stamps: Easy Events

Paper: Lucky Limeade, Naturals White, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo

Ink: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo

Accessories: Rhinestones, Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon, White bakers twine, crop-a-dile, 2-1/2 circle punch, cello bags, mini clothespins

Timeless Portrait mini scrapbook tin

I love pinterest!  If you haven’t heard of it yet, then I think you may have been living under a rock because it seems to be ever so popular now.  I found this awesome idea to make a mini scrapbook tin after my mom told me she had saved a bunch of empty Altoids tins if I wanted to use them in a class.  So I took one home, and since it was already red and I didn’t want to paint it, I used the coordinating Timeless Portrait DSP to decorate it.  This has got to be my favorite DSP and I also love that there is coordinating fabric.  I’ve pulled out my sewing machine a couple times because of the designer fabric that Stampin’ Up sells.  I’ve got lots of ideas on stock, or should I say “pinned” because of Pinterest.  Here’s the tutorial I found for the mini scrapbook tin: Altered Altoid Tin Album by Sarah Willis

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Word Play, Best Friends Forever, Triple Treat Flower, Precious Butterflies (hostess), Creative Elements, Kindness Matters, Four Frames, Fabulous Phrases,

Paper: Very Vanilla, Timeless Portrait DSP, Newsprint DSP, CS Vellum

Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, River rock

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Blossom Punch, 5-petal Flower punch, Fancy Flower punch, 1/2″ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Neutral Glimmer Brads, mini silver brads, decorative label punch, Cherry Cobbler polkadot ribbon, basic black 1/8″ taffeta ribbon, tag corner punch, crop-a-dile, 1/8″ circle punch, Fresh Vintage brads.

Cheerful Treat Tea & Candy Holder

I got this fabulous idea from fellow demonstrators who saw it demonstrated at Leadership/Regionals this past January, and one lovely demonstrator posted a super helpful video on how to create this cute little Tea & Cookie (in my case candy) holder.  Here’s the link to the video: Stampin’ with Nicki

I gave these to my class attendees last Saturday to thank them for attending 🙂

Stamps: Easy Events

Paper: Cheerful Treat DSP, Melon Mambo

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo

Accessories: Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon (retired), SAB Stickers (retired)

Valentine Re-cap

I didn’t have the time to post these Valentines before the day, but here’s what I came up with this year.  First, I LOVE our new framelits!  The largest scallop heart makes a great card shape, as long as you tilt it to its side, it still fits in an envelope.  So this is what we made in a big shot technique stamp camp in January.  I used confetti white CS, and cut it out with the Framelits heart scallop heart.  I layered it with Beau Chateau DSP cut out with another framelits heart.  I used our new decorative edges embossing folder (3 to a package, this one is the hearts, the other two coordinate with the framelits edgelits).  I used the Candy conversations stamp in Soft Suede and topped it with a pink pirouette heart that was punched with our small heart punch.

On the inside I used the Sale-a-bration set called Sprinkled Expressions.

Stamps: Candy Conversations, Sprinkled Expressions

Paper: Confetti White, Whisper White, Beau Chateau DSP

Ink: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Heart Framelits, hearts decorative edges embossing folder

Here’s the valentine I made for my husband.  None of the sets are available right now.  1 retired last year and the other was available in the Holiday mini.  I’m crossing my fingers that it will come back to the catalog though because the You are Loved set is so beautiful.  It is very ME.

Hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s day!

Stamps: You are Loved, & matching wheel, Valentine Defined (retired)

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Accessories: Sparkle Mist