Mini Coffee Bag

Hi!  Today I have another little treat holder that would be perfect for a few chocolates or as little grateful bags  for friends and family.  Thanks to Sam Hammond Donald – a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the UK for the great video.

Here is my version of Sam’s bag:

SU! Petals & Paisley DSP, Endless Thanks

Aren’t these adorable?  The final bag measures about 3 1/2″ tall and 1 3/4″ wide.  The flap is held down with the ribbon – which can easily slide off the top so that it doesn’t have to be retied.  I used the Paisley & Posies Specialty Paper for these.  The sentiment is from Endless Thanks.  In case you couldn’t tell from some recent projects, I love the leaf from the Paisleys & Posies Framelits.

Ok – need to run – my girls  are performing in the Sleeping Beauty Ballet this afternoon and I don’t want to miss it!

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Team Stamp It Thanksgiving Blog Hop

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Hi!  Welcome to the Team Stamp It! Thanksgiving Blog Hop!  Did you ever have a card in your head and actually have it come out the way you pictured it – or even better than you pictured it?  Well, that rarely happens to me – usually what I envision doesn’t translate from my brain to the final product – but in this case it did and I was ecstatic!  I love how this turned out!

SU! Vintage Leaves, Acorny Thank You

I sponged Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry ink diagonally across my Whisper White panel.  I then randomly stamped the small leaves in Elegant Eggplant ink.  Finally, I stamped the oak and maple leaves in Versamark and embossed with Copper Embossing powder.  I mounted this panel on Elegant Eggplant, tied Burlap ribbon around it.  Next, I die cut a Copper Foil and Elegant Eggplant leaf using the Paisley thinlets.  I stamped my sentiment in Elegant Eggplant, punched with the Classic Label punch, sponged the same three colors on the tag and then tied the two leaves and  sentiment around the burlap ribbon using Linen Thread.   It is shinier in real life than I captured in the picture.

I was having fun with my sponging, so made this card as well:

SU! Vintage Leaves, Petals & Paisleys

For this card, I sponged Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks and stamped the leaves in Elegant Eggplant.  The sentiment is inked in Cajun Craze as well and the Banner Triple punch was used to create the flag ends.  A little Thick Black Baker’s Twine to finish it off.  I need to make a few more of either card (or maybe both) to send out to family and friends next month to let them know how Grateful I am to have them in my life.

I hope today’s creations inspire you!

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A Little Bag

Hi!  Thanks so much for the great response to yesterday’s post on my cards – the comments made my heart smile!  I am so happy I have inspired you!

Today, I have a little bag to show you – I think these would be cute sitting on your Thanksgiving table for your family and friends with a little note tucked inside telling them why you are thankful they are in your life.

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

These are made using the Gift Bag punch board.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Petals and Paisley Designer Specialty pack.  Start with a piece that is 10″ x 4″ (this allows you to make 3 from 1 sheet of paper!).  Use the Small setting on the board to make your bags.  I do have a hint in regards to punching the holes if you are a first timer (like I was) for threading the ribbon – line up the score lines used to make the front and back panels of the bag with the indicator on the reverse punch – not the center side panel score line!  I couldn’t find that in the directions so thought I’d mention it here.

The sentiment on the bags is from the Thoughtful Banners set and punched with the coordinating Banner punch.

Here is a close-up of two of the bags:

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

I used the Mint Macaron Sheer Ribbon on this one to tie my bag closed.  Don’t worry – the banner is popped up with dimensionals and the ribbon tucked behind so the receiver can still untie the bow to peek at the gift inside.

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

For this one, I used the Delightful Dijon ribbon from the Ribbon Trio pack in the Holiday Catalog.

I hope you enjoyed today’s little bags and please let me know if you decide to try your hand at making them!

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A Little Double Time

 

international-project-highlights-eventHi!  Today I am taking part in an International Project Highlight featuring Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world!  I am excited to be a part of this!

SU! Thoughts & Prayers, Vertical Greetings

I used the tree from Thoughts & Prayers for my Double Time stamping image.  The tree was colored with Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red markers then stamped.  For Double Time stamping:

  • Layer two white panels on top of each other (no mat between them) and stamp your image.  The smallest panel needs to be smaller than your image so that some of the image stamps onto the second piece of cardstock.
  • Attach the top panel to a colored piece of coordinating cardstock that is 1/16″ bigger in both directions.
  • Attach the second panel to a coordinating piece of card stock that is 1/8″ bigger in both directions.

Pretty simple!   I love how this turned out.

Here is a look at the first card I did using this tree:

SU! Thoughts & Prayers, Vertical Greetings

As you can see – my top panel is bigger and I didn’t get as much of the image on the second panel as I would have liked – so I made the panel smaller for the first card.

If you haven’t checked out Vertical Greetings yet, do so soon!  This is such a great set when you don’t have a ton of room for your sentiment.  I finished off the card with a little linen thread.

We have all created this gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

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Not Just For Haunting

Hi!  How are you today?  It’s a bit wet here this morning, but will be another warm day – so I’ll take it!  Today I have a card using stamps from the Jar of Haunts set – but don’t be scared – there is no haunting here!

SU! Jar of Haunts, Lovely as a Tree

I used the pumpkin and stem images from the set to make this cute fall card.  These were colored using a blender pen – my attempt at shading I think came out pretty well.  The leaves at the bottom are from the Lovely as a Tree set.  The layout from the card is this week’s Global Design Project challenge – #GDP058  To add interest to the card, I used my paper piercer to create a design in opposite corners.  I also tied linen thread around my main panel and added the leaf from the Paisley framelits.   The Designer Series Paper is once again from the Petals & Paisley Designer Series Paper pack.

What are you crafting these days?

I also wanted to congratulate Mary Blocher – our winner from the Team Stamp It! September Blog hop!

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Sometimes You Feel

Like a Nut!  Hi!  Today I am bringing you a card using the A-Corny Thank You set.  This debuted in last year’s Holiday catalog and can now be found in the Annual Catalog.  I hadn’t used it since last year and thought it was time to pull it out and put it to use so it didn’t fell quite so lonely.

SU! Acorny Thank You

I decided to use the 2015-2017 In Colors as I think Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron work so well for fall.  The Designer Series Paper strip is from the Petals and Paisley Designer Series Specialty pack.  This is one of the Specialty papers – Vanilla with Gold Foil polka dots.  Adds just a bit of shine to the card (not that i captured that in the picture.  I also added  a touch of the burlap ribbon – now that I have started playing with it – it adds such a nice touch to fall projects.

Thinking this might be October’s Thank You cards for those that have placed  orders with me.  What do you think? Would YOU like to get one of these cards in the mail?

Just a reminder that during the month of October, you get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper with the purchase of 3.  Purchase any 3 packs of paper pictured below and get a 4th pack FREE!

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Fall Basket

Hi! Today I am back with a fall card using the Basket of Wishes stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.   This set is so versatile and can be used all year long.

SU! Basket of Wishes

The basket is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on Crumb Cake card stock.  The pumpkins, gourds, and leaves are colored with markers.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Petals & Paisleys Designer Specialty Paper pack.  The image is layered on Cajun Craze card stock while the Designer Paper is layered on Mint Macaron.  To add interest, I used the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack to pierce around the panels.  The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on Crumb Cake scrap and die cut using the Bunch of Banners framelits.

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Dijon Tip Macaron

Hi!  Sorry it’s been a few days since I posted – the week was busier than I expected.  But, I am back!  Today I am sharing a card that I CASEd (Copy & Selectively Edit) from Fanny Marcondes de Oliveira – a demonstrator in Germany.  I loved her color combination and layout and thought they would be perfect for my thank you cards for September orders.

SU! Vintage Leaves, One Big Meaning

Is this not gorgeous?!  Such a great fall color combination using the 2015-2017  In Colors to Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron.  The leaf from Vintages leaves was stamped in all three colors then die cut using the Leaflets Framelits collection.  The Designer Series Paper in the background is from the 2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack and is my favorite print from the pack.  The sentiment is from One Big Meaning – and is punched out using the Classic Label punch.

And, as you can see, I needed more than just one:

SU! Vintage Leaves, One Big Meaning

so went on to make a complete set of 12 – 4 in each color.  Such a pretty set and hope the recipients enjoy them as much as I did making them.

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Mini Apple Treat

Hi!  I am back today with a photo tutorial for making this cute mini-apple Rolo holder:

SU! Bow Builder Punch, Petite Petal Punch

Thanks so much to Connie Collins for the directions and the idea!

Here is how I made mine:

1) Cut a 1″ strip of Real Red Card stock (if you have 12×12 Cardstock – you only need 1″ strip to make this apple).

2) Punch 5 bows from the Bow Builder Punch.

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3) Glue ends together into a star pattern:

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4) Punch 1/16″ holes on the opposite ends:

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5) Curl each side with a bone folder:

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6) Insert a brad from underneath to gather the sides:

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7) Insert the treat before gathering the last side:

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8) Punch out petals using Petite Petal punch

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9) Place over top to finish the apple:

SU! Bow Builder Punch, Petite Petals Punch

Quick and easy!  We, unfortunately, do not carry the Candy Dot brad bases anymore – but you do want a brad with long prongs similar to those brads to gather your ends.

You can also make pumpkins – just use Pumpkin Pie cardstock instead of Real Red.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and photo tutorial!

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Falling Leaves

Hi!  Back today with another Watercolor Lift card.  And I LOVE IT!!!!  I am also playing along with the sketch challenge over at Global Design Projects this week – #GDP054

SU! Vertical Greetings, Vintage Leaves

For this version, I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze – and I decided to do my watercoloring randomly instead of in blocks like the snowflake card from last week.  Love how the leaves have a few different colors in them.

The sentiment is from Vertical Greetings and is stamped on Cajun Craze in Basic Black Archival ink.  A little natural linen thread around the top and  a little peek of Cajun Craze Design Series Paper underneath – and there you have it.

I’d love to hear what you think!

Finally, here is the winner from the August Team Stamp It blog hop:

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Congratulations Diane!

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