Take it to Heart

I’m back! I never did find my old camera so I finally had to buy a new one and now I have lots of projects to share!  This project was a gift for my hair dresser, Ashleigh, at West Wing Salon. She’s such a sweetie! I am meeting with her and her mom Friday evening to plan her wedding invitations. I can’t wait. She has a tight wedding budget, so I told her how she could save money on her invites. She’s planning on having a workshop with all the ladies in her family and her bridal party to earn all the products she needs to make her invitations with. Then I will show her how to make them and she will save herself oodles of money and will have the great memory of making the invites herself.

So this is the cute jar of goodies I gave her this morning – just in time for Valentine’s Day! I used the “Take It to Heart” stamp set featured in the new Mini Occasions Catalog as well as the Hearts Collection Framelits. Love the framelits – they are thin, wafer-like dies that perfectly cut out my stamped image of the boy and girl on the bicycle. There are 6 different sizes of hearts. The jar I used is a Collection Elite mini Ball jar that I purchased at the Big “W” and filled with yummy gummy heart candy I got from my local Amish Market. Wow, if you ever want to see a collection of candy you’ve got to go there!

Since the Ball jar lids are in two pieces. I put a couple of mini glue dots between the twist frame and the lid to hold it together. I then ran a length of Sticky Strip around the top edge of the lid and then ruffled my satin ribbon around the top as shown in the next picture, pinch pleating as I rounded the jar. I added some doubled up Dimensionals to the center of the lid.  The Dimensionals will keep the top cover that I will apply in the center level with the ribbon around the edge.

 I then used the #2 Circle Scallops Die and Real Red CS to cut a top for my jar. It fit perfectly!  I then stamped my main image in Real Red Ink and used the Framelit Die to cut out my image. The small assorted hearts are cut from the new Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die.

Do you like my perfect bow? Well, I learned a trick at Leadership Conference I will share with you later this week. I’ll never freehand another bow again!

Here’s an even better close up of the top of the jar.

 

Supplies: Stamp Set: Take it To Heart; Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink; Ink: Real Red; Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die; #2 Circle Scallop Die, Dimensionals, 5/8″ Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip; Non-Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Elite Collection Ball Jars and Candy.

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I Prefer Treats over Tricks!

I love Halloween! In fact, my daughter, Lindsey, was born on Halloween and was definitely my treat that year.  Since then we have had many halloween birthday parties but one in particular I remember making a paper mache bat pinata.  It had so much glue in it no one could break the pinata. LOL! One of the dads ended up having to break it open so the kids could get to the candy. A little disappointing to the kids, but my daughter and I sure had fun making our first pinata together. Lesson learned – less glue!

I made this cute little treat box for a shoebox swap I attended yesterday with some other ladies from my upline and sideline.  However, you can make it too if you attend my Fall Stamp Camp on Saturday, October 8 from 2-6 p.m.  I’ll have three other fun fall projects as well for $15.00.  Check out the details of my Fall Stamp Camp on my demonstrator website events calendar at www.sherahlweadon.stampinup.net soon!

I used Stampin’ Up!’s new Kraft Gift boxes for the base of my project. These are a deal at 4 boxes for only $2.95. I used the Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper pack to decorate all sides and inside the top lid.  I then stamped my pumpkins using the Jack of All Trades stamp set. Love that witch hat and rhinestone bling for his eyes!

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Jack of All Trades, Piece of Poison, and Got Treats; Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Basic Black; Designer Series Paper:  Pick Your Poison; Ink:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, and Old Olive; Accessories:  Large and Small Tag Punches, Kraft Gift Boxes, 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, 1/2″ Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Basic Rhinestones, Medium Flat Cellow Bags, Linen Thread, Paper Piercing Tool or 1/16″ Circle Punch, Halloween Candy and Lollipop Sticks.

Candy by the Inch!

8 Inches of yummy candy that is! Stampin’ Up!’s new 1″x8″ Cellophane Bags are great for showcasing small candy or even pencils for any holiday. I’ve filled my Halloween goody bags with m&m’s and Juju candy corn.  Can you image the expressions on the kid’s faces when they come trick or treating at your house this year?  You’ll be able to find the cellophane bags in the new Holiday Mini.  There are 50 in a package for $2.50!  The stamped images are from the new stamp set called Spooky Bingo Bits and you can find it in the new 2011-2012 IB&C. I’ve added a bit of ribbon to finish off each of the toppers.

Supplies:  Stamp Set: Spooky Bingo Bits; Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight; Ink:  Basic Black; Markers:  Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight; Accessories:  1″x8″ Cellophane Bags, Circle Punches:  1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ and Scallop Circle Punch, 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon and assorted Candies of course!

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Sailing “The Open Sea”!

On the Open Seas

Love, love, love this stamp set!  These projects are great for Father’s Day.  The first is a card using the Mosaic technique which I taught at my last  Technique Tuesday class. It’s so easy to make the mosaic stamp for this project by using all the remnants of your leftover rubber from your stamp sets and the largest of Stampin’ Up!’s acrylic blocks.

Mosaic Acrylic Block

 I tried using the clear mount stamps when Stampin’ Up! first released them and purchased several of the acrylic blocks, but found out I am a die hard wood block stamper so I have a few acrylic blocks available now to use for this technique.  Just cut up the remnants and adhere them close together on the acrylic block. Stamp your image in black ink and color in with chalks, ink or markers. Apply Versamark Ink to the large mosaic stamp you made and stamp over the entire  image. Apply clear embossing powder and heat dry with your heat tool. Allow to cool and then with a sponge dauber rub Basic Gray or Basic Black over your entire image (i.e., apply your grout) and then wipe off any excess ink from the embossed areas with a kleenex.  I used the new Baker’s twine in Cherry Cobbler/White to embellish. I finished off the card on the interior with this beautiful saying from the stamp set “Word Play”.

Inside of Card - Word Play

Add a restaurant gift card along with a movie gift card to go see the “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” to this double-sided box for Dad!  The boxes are  made with the Box #2 Sizzix Die and the Big Shot. Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler are great nautical colors to use with this stamp set.

The last project is a hidden Kit Kat bar.  I love this trick to hide candy! Wrap your designer paper around your candy bar and crimp the ends with your crimper for decoration.

Kit Kat Bar Candy Wrap

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea, Word Play, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Cardstock:  Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler Whisper White and Basic Gray; Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake,  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze; Designer Series Paper: Regals Collection Patterns Stack; Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals and Sponges, Vintage Brads, Crimper,  Small and Medium Oval Punches, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2-3/8″ Circle Scallop Punch, Circle Scissor Plus and Glass Mat, Paper Piercing Tool and Pad, Aqua Painter, Big Shot with Standard and Extended Cutting Pads, Scallop Circles #2 Die and Box #2 Die.

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