Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

This card is CASE'd from Minders of  I can't seem to find the card on her blog.  Guess I should ask her, so I can give you a direct link her to post.  Originally the frame is just plain.  Then, one of my friends/customers said, let's try the spider web embossing folder.  And you know, she was totally right!  It looks great embossed!

Here's the inside.  I used the little girl from Greeting Card Kids set.
You probably can't tell.  I taped down the girl first.  Then added dimensionals to the back of the black frame and put down on top of the girl.  So when you open, there's a little shadowbox effect.

Lastly, I found out that in order to pull the baker's twine through the tiny hole in the tag, use a dental floss guide thingy.  Works absolutely wonderfully!

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Greeting Card Kids, Tiny Tags
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz In-Color Paper Stack, Basic Black
Accessories: Peekaboo Frames die, Spider Web embossing folder, Baker's Twine, Jewelry Tag punch, Brads (non-SU)
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Coffee Sleeve

One night while catching up on card making blogs, I came across Heather Summers' blogpost on coffee cozies.  They looked so cute and she was selling them for $.  I figured I could probably do something like that.  I mean, my fabulous upline, Barb, had sent me a whole ring of SU fabrics in 3x3 scallop square cut outs.  So I decided to google it and see if I can find the directions somewhere.  I came across several, and the one that I liked the best that night was THIS VIDEO (start watching at 2:56).  Now, I DO NOT sew.  I don't own a sewing machine.  I do have a simple needle and thread kit.  Well, general idea of how this thing is put together looked easy enough.  Some people recommend using felt and batting.  Some used some sort of lining thing.  Anyways, I had none of it.  What I decided I had was old socks!  So I cut up one sock, and decided that was good enough.  And I started hand stitching.  2 1/2 hours later(!), I had this coffee cozy/sleeve.
This was not pretty, workmanship-wise, by any means.  BUT, I love it!  I think it's so darn cute!  The sock makes the sleeve feel so nice and soft, since it's now "padded."  And the warmth of the drink transfer to the fabric to my hand, making these cold mornings a bit more bearable.  It also kind of makes me want to learn how to sew on a sewing machine!  Ack, is that true?  Did I just say that out loud?

Anyways, I hope you'll give it a try!  If you sew at all, I'm sure yours will be so much prettier than mine. And let me know when you do, 'cause I wanna see it!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Digital Scrapbook Day

Mark your calendars.  Stampin' Up! is giving away FREE digital downloads on November 4-7, 2011.

Dates: November 4-7, 2011
Details: Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! for a four-day online event designed to introduce more of our demonstrators and customers to our digital content. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but we'll keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads, blog posts with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners.

Customers can access the free downloads from November 4-7, after completing a quick survey.

Brand-new, never seen before FREE downloads include:
  • So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set
  • Neutral Delightful Digital Tape
  • Home for the Holidays Ensemble
  • Delight in the Day Photobook Template 
I will let you know as soon as the links are available for you.  This is a great time to try Stampin' Up!'s exclusive digital content.  You don't need to have My Digital Studio software to use these downloads.  Watch for more info to come!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Framing the Fall

I'm not sure if I actually CASE'd this card from anyone.  I couldn't find any trace of my possible plagiarism, so I'll just say I got inspired by many bloggers in cyberspace. :) (ETA: Oops, just found that I apparently CASE'd this card from Mary Fish) I stamped the leaf outline from Gently Falling stamp set onto More Mustard and cut it out.

I just love the colors in the Spice Cake DSP.  Such a nice and soft combination here, isn't it?  I used the Peekaboo Frames Die from the Holiday Mini.  Here is the inside of the frame.
I really love that Peekaboo Frames die (#124587) for making cards.  I know in the mini, they showed it with making the advent calendar.  But since I'm not patient enough to make such a calendar, I wanted to find other ways to use this awesome die.  There are 5 different sized frames on the die, making this die a bargain at $32.95!  You can order this die and all other Stampin' Up! products from My Store.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Gently Falling, Fabulous Phrases
Ink: More Mustard, Soft Suede
Papers: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Spice Cake DSP
Accessories: Peekaboo Frames die, Dotted Scallop Border punch, Pool Party ruffled ribbon

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lovely Fall Tree

This card is CASE'd from Rita.  It also uses the Rock-n-Roll technique again.  I had this card as part of my recent Card Buffets.  The only difference is, I gave them Very Vanilla, instead of Whisper White to stamp on.  I think Very Vanilla works better here.  Anyways, isn't it a pretty card?  I must apologize for my use of non-Stampin' Up! sentiment here.  I was running low on supplies for the Card Buffets, and had to find a stamp and stamp set that didn't duplicate in all the other 15 buckets.  So, I pulled out this one from my personal stash to use.  I also forgo the small tags.  For the last couple of Buffets, I had used the Tiny Tags and Jewelry Tag punch quite a bit, so I didn't want to use it on yet another card.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Lovely as a Tree
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze
Papers: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray, Lap of Luxury DSP (retired)
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, Dotted Scallop Border punch, Basic Gray Stampin' Write marker, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon (retired)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gently Falling Rocks

Today's card started as a CASE from Frenchie.

This card uses a technique called "Rock-n-Roll."  Choose 2 different color inkpads.  First ink your SOLID stamp with the lighter color.  Then roll the edges of the stamp on the darker color inkpad.  This produces a fabulous look, especially fitting for autumn.
My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Gently Falling, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Cajun Craze, More Mustard
Papers: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Spice Cake DSP
Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Oval punch, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon (retired)
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