Throw Back Thursday – Halloween Style

Hi!  Today I am showcasing a treat pouch made using some retired Halloween Products.  I am working on some goodies for a craft fair and decided it would be good to use up some retired Designer Series Paper I had laying around.

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These little guys are from the Cookie Cutter Halloween Set from a year or two ago.  I loved this set – they are just adorable.  The diaper fold pouch uses a 6×6 piece of Designer Series Paper and is pretty easy to put together.  These little guys will hold a mini candy bar – perfect for giving coworkers, friends and neighbors.

Here’s a closer look:

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Stampin' Up!, Treat Pouch

I’ll be updating this pouch to current product on Sept 10th’s Facebook Live – where I’ll also show you how to make it!  Hope you’ll join me at 7:30pm EST over here.

I hope you enjoyed today’s little Throwback post.

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Early Thanksgiving

Hi!  How are you?  Did you see yesterday’s announcement that I am offering my September class to Go?  If not, check out this post.

Today, I have another card featuring the Blended Season stamp set.  Remember, this bundle is only available until August 31.  If you haven’t gotten yours yet, wait no more!  Click Here to order today!

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I love this card for Thanksgiving!  A bit on the simple side, but the fun fold just bumps it up a notch.  I shared how to make this card in a Facebook Live a few weeks ago.  Here’s the video:

I also shared the dimensions for the layers – they can be found here.

The Wheat is stamped in Crushed Curry ink while the sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.  The base is Early Espresso.  The Designer Series Paper on the main panel is Wood Textures, while the strips on each side are from the upcoming Country Lane suite found in the Holiday Catalog.  That will be available on Sept. 5.  Hostess Code through August 31 is:   XVQXXWVU

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If you haven’t received a Holiday catalog in the US yet, please let me know – I’d be happy to send you one!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  We are winding down the Bonus Day coupon offer – so don’t forget every $50, (US, prior to S/H and tax) earns you a $5 coupon to use towards a purchase in September!

Also, the Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 is only available until August 31st as well!  Order your’s here!

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Love It, Chop It

Hi!  Today I am sharing my creations using the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  If you Love your Designer Series Paper, Chop It – so you can use it!

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I LOVE this paper!  It is so pretty and really doesn’t need much more added to it.  I shared these quick and easy cards with those who qualified for the Sale-A-Bration Celebration party this past month.  They were each given 4 4″ x 5 1/4″ pieces of Designer Series Paper, 2 sheets of solid color card stock coordinating with the paper and 1 sheet of Whisper White card stock to make their own versions.

For this set, Calypso Coral is the base for the card stock.  On two of the card Tranquil Tide is used as a mat behind the sentiment.  Given the prettiness of the paper, the other purpose was to showcase larger sentiments.  The Happy Birthday is a single stamp in the catalog.  Thanks Kindly is from One Big Meaning and hello is from  Hello, Friend stamp set.

I also used the coordinating Daisy Delight stamp set on two of the cards.  In both instances, the daisies were stamped in Smoky Slate ink and punched with the coordinating punch.  The centers are circles punched from Tranquil Tide card stock.  A touch of ribbon and linen thread finished off the two outside cards.

Here’s a closer look at a few of the cards:

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#loveitchopit, Hello, Hello Friend, Stampin' Up!, DSP, Delightful Daisy, SU!  I am having quite a bit of fun using up Designer Series Paper – it feels good to use it up!  New papers will be coming out soon – and this is a great time to finish up paper and make room for new!!

I hope this inspires you to #loveitchopit and use that gorgeous patterned paper in your stash!

Don’t forget the retired lists are out and some items have already sold out!  Get those orders in before you lose out!   There is also a color revamp happening and 13 current colors are retiring!  Get those reinkers and card stock soon!  Here’s  a list of the current retiring colors:

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A Little Backpack

Hi!  Today I am sharing the little treat bags I made for On Stage friends.  I had so much fun putting them together!

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These little bags are made using the Gift Bag Punch board – a medium sized bag.  A little front pocket was made using the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  The top flaps are a separate piece from the bag.  I didn’t snag a picture of the back, but there  are two ribbons that act as straps  for back of the little backpack.

Here is what was inside these little bags:

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A few little treats, post-it flags, and a mini pen.  I think everyone liked them!

Here are the dimensions for the bag:

6″ x 11″ piece of Cardstock – use the Gift Bag Punch board to make a medium bag. (Do not assemble yet)

Use the 1/8″ hole punch to punch two holes on the back of the bag above the bottom flap.

Cut two pieces of  ribbon 7″ long and knot one end.  Run these through the holes so the knot will be on the inside of the bag.

Assemble the box.

For the top flap, cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/8″ x 2 1/2″.  Score at 1 1/2″ on the 2 1/2″ side.

Punch two holes on the score line 1″ in from each end.  Use a 3″ piece of ribbon through these two holes to create the handle on the top.  Adhere ends down with Tear & Tape to the smaller section created by  the score line.

Use the gift bag punch board to just punch the two ends of the cardstock to create the flap.

Stamp your sentiment on the flap

Punch a hole in the middle of the 1″ side created by the score line for the two ribbons to fit through.

Adhere these two ends down using Tear & Tape.

Attach this 1″ section to the back of the bag to adhere the flap.

For the front pocket, cut a piece of Designer Series Paper  4″ x 2 3/4″.  Score the 4″ side at 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″ 3 1/4″, 3 1/2″ and 3 3/4″.  Score the 2 3/4″ side at 1/4″ , 1/2″ and 3/4″.  Cut off the two corners where the score lines intersect.  Fold score lines mountain, valley, mountain and use Mono Multi Glue to attach the three sides to the front of the bag.

For the flap, cut a piece of cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″. Score the 1 1/4″ at 3/4″.   Round the corners on the front and use Tear & Tape to attach the little flap to the front of the bag with the fold over the little pocket.

Use small pieces of Velcro to hold the two flaps down.

Don’t forget, the retirement list is out!  Items are starting to sell out – so don’t delay in getting those orders in – I’d hate for you to not get what you want!

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Wood Textures – A Feminine Look

Edited:  I am so sorry – this was supposed to post on Saturday while I was at On Stage – not sure what happened.  A few days late but here you go!

Hi! Today I have a feminine look for the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

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I am so happy with how this card turned out.  I used the Wood Words and Perennial Birthday stamp sets for this card.  The flower collage on the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper is from Wood Words and is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  The sentiment is also from that stamp set and stamped in the same color ink on a Whisper White Panel.

For the single flower from the Perennial Birthday set, I used Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke markers to color directly on the stamp before stamping on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  I then colored in the flower with the Blushing Bride marker and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.  This was punched out with a 1 3/8″ circle punch and layered on a 1 1/2″ Basic Black circle.

The base is Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 4 1/4 x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ is adhered on top of this.  The Wood Textures paper measures 3 3/4″ x 5″.   The sentiment is stamped on  a piece of Whisper White that is 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ and is mounted on a piece of Basic Black that measures 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.

For a little more flare, I wrapped Linen Thread around my hand three times, twisted in the center to make a figure 8 and then adhered to the back of the Basic Black circle before attaching the flower with dimensionals to the base.

I did demonstrate how to make this card in Tuesday, April 3rd, Tuesday with Teresa – Wood Textures and Wood Words – live Facebook Demonstration.  You can watch it here.

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I am heading off to OnStage in Hartford, CT!  So excited to see what is coming in the next catalog and what favorites will be retiring.  I’ll start sharing some information on Monday afternoon once we are allowed!

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Wood Textures- A Masculine Look

Hi! Today I have a card for you featuring the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper stack.  I LOVE this pack of paper – and find it works for all kinds of cards.  Today I have a masculine card for you.

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If you have quite a few Designer Series scraps, this is a great layout to use some of those up!  I created a block layout using 4 different patterns from the stack.  Here are the measurements for each:

  • Upper left -3″ x 2 1/4″
  • Lower left – 3″ x 1 1/2″
  • Upper right – 2″ x 1 3/4″
  • Lower right – 2″ x 2″

These are mounted on a piece of Early Espresso card stock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″.

I die cut Happy Birthday in both Early Espresso and Whisper White.  I love the “shadow” look obtained by adhering the Whisper White just a little over to the right of the Early Espresso die cut.  The finishing touch is a button from the True Gentleman suite with a small piece of linen thread tied through the holes.

The base of the card is Whisper White thick card stock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″and scored at 4 1/4″.

I demonstrated how to make this card on this past Tuesday’s session of Tuesday’s with Teresa on my Facebook page.  Look for the video marked – Tuesday’s with Teresa – Wood Texture & Wood Words.

I’ll be back with a different look for the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper in a day or so.

In the meantime, don’t forget that the 2016-2018 In Colors will be retiring soon!  Once the retirement list comes out, these products tend to sell out quickly.  Avoid the rush, and place your order today in my On-Line Store!  Use Hostess Code: WZ627AK3 for orders less than $150 and get a FREE little something from me!

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A Little Treat Pouch

Hi!  Today I have a little treat pouch, also called a self-closing bag, for you!  This is another of the gifts that we made at the Gifts class earlier this month.

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This features the Merry Little Label bundle in the Holiday Catalog.  This bundle, and the stamp set, are retiring on Jan 2nd.  If you haven’t gotten yours yet, just click on the product below to be taken to my store so you can order it before it is gone.

I used the Be Merry Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog for my pouch.  The directions to make this are as follows:

Large Box:  (fits 5 Lindt Truffles)

Designer Series Paper 6 x 8 1/2″

  1. Score at 1″ and 5″ on the 6″ side.
  2. Score at 4″ and 8″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  3. Cut off the 1/2″ x 1″ corners and angle cut the center tab.
  4. Cut at 4″ score line to the 1″ score lines on the top and bottom.
  5. Cut on one side only (tab will be on your right) at 2″ and 6″ to the 1″ score line”
  6. Place the paper on top of the pierce mat.
  7. Using a stylus and a ruler, score a diagonal line from the left hand side of the paper at the 5″ score line to the 2″ cut line on top and from the 2″ cut line  to the 4″ cut line on the bottom.
  8. Then make diagonal scores from the bottom 4″ cut line to the top 6″ cut line and from the top 6″ cut line to the bottom 8″ score line (right edge  by tab).
  9. See picture below – the score lines are dotted, the cut lines are solid.
  10. Fold on all score lines.
  11. Use Tear and Tape on the tab and fold on 4″ score line to adhere the tab in place.
  12. Use tear and tape on two opposite tabs to form the bottom of the box.
  13. Decorate as desired.

Once you have made a few, they go pretty quick and are a great little treat for the postman, neighbor, co-worker or friend.   If you are hosting Christmas dinner, you could even make one for each place setting.

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A Little Gift Bag

Hi!  Today I have the CUTEST little gift bags to share with you!  Thanks to Jill Lackford for this idea!   We will be making these at this month’s Boxes, Bags, and Tags class on November 17.  If you are local – join me!!  It’ll be tons of fun!

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Aren’t these adorable????  I LOVE THEM!!!  The bags are made using the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Specialty Paper and the Gift Bag Punch board.  The decorations on the bag use the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and coordinating dies.  Here’s a closer look at each bag:

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For the snowman, I used Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist for the mittens and scarf and the holly and band on the hat.  The bunny is colored in Crumb Cake.  The hat is Basic Gray and his nose is Pumpkin Pie.  He is layered on a Circle cut from the Layering Circles  stamp set in Whisper White which was then run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  This is placed on a Lemon Lime Scallop Circle from the Layering Circles as well.   The ribbon is Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon.

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The reindeer is stamped on Crumb Cake card stock (less coloring!).  His nose, spots, hooves and antlers are colored with a Chocolate Chip Marker.  His ears are colored in Pink Pirouette.  The bow is Soft Sky, the bell Crushed Curry.  I then colored the bell with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen.  He is popped up on a Whisper White circle die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and this is placed on a Soft Sky Scallop from the same die set.  The ribbon is Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

I can’t wait to show guests how to make these bags!

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Happy Birthday Balloons

Hi!  Welcome to the weekend!  Today I have a card that was a Make & Take at the Stamp/Scrap the Day Away last weekend.  It features the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper:

This pack of Designer Series Paper is so bright and cheerful – making it perfect for birthday cards!  The sentiment is the single stamp – Stylized Birthday – and is perfect for both male and female cards.  I also love the single glittery balloon – that was made with the Sale-A-Bration glimmer paper – which unfortunately – is sold out.  However, you could sponge any color on the Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper to recreate this card.  The strings are made from the Thick Bermuda Bay twine.  These cards are quick to make – so if you are looking for a cute design for mass production – look no further.

There is just 1 week left to Sale-A-Brate.  Two more products have sold out – the Seaside and Sparkle Embossing folders are no longer available.    I’d get that order in before everything is gone if I were you!  Happy shopping!

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Happy New Year!

Just want to wish all of you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!  May 2017 be filled with love, laughter and happiness!

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