More Sweet Cakes!

Here’s a few more super quick, easy cards from my display board at Retreat to share with you using the Sweet Cake stamp set and the Sweet Shop Specialty DSP. The second card has some of the cute new Sweet Shop Designer Stickers on them. Very cool!  The Sweet Cake stamp set goes away on April 30, so don’t forget to place your order along with your favorite items which appear on the Retired Accessory List on April 25. These items will go very fast so you will not want to hesitate.


Card 1:  Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake; Card Stock: Pool Party, Soft Suede, and Whisper White; DSP: Sweet Shop Specialty; Ink: Wisteria Wonder and Soft Suede; Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Pearls, Scallop Oval Punch, Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon.

Card 2:  Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Island Indigo,  and Whisper White; DSP:  Sweet Shop Specialty; Ink:  Calypso Coral; Accessories:  Sweet Shop Designer Stickers, Oval Scallop Punch, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Card 3:  Stamp Set: Sweet Cake and Fabulous Phrases; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pool Party and Soft Suede; DSP:  Sweet Shop; Ink:  Soft Suede; Accessories:  3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Jelly Bean Brad.

Card 4:  Stamp Set:  Sweet Cake; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder; DSP:  Sweet Shop; Ink:  Concord Crush; Accessories:  3/8″ Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Published in: on April 25, 2012 at 11:54 am  Leave a Comment  
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Mocha Morning Valentine

This is a just a quick blog entry to show you the card I made for my hubby for Valentine’s Day.  It is an Easel Card and was very easy to make.  I viewed Brian Pilling’s video from Stampin’ Up! to get all my measurements and scoring lines for construction. This card went together quickly especially when I could use my Simply Scored Tool to make all my scoring lines. Easel cards are great because it allows you to display your card creation, but it can also fold flat for mailing. No special mailing required. My hubby loved the fact that he could keep the card out for display on his dresser. I used my Perfect Bow Maker to make the bow on this card.

Supplies:  Stamp Sets: Loving Thoughts, Take It To Heart and Style Beautiful; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crumbcake, and Basic Black; DSP:  Mocha Morning; Ink:  Craft Black Ink; Accessories:  Simply Scored Tool, Embossing Heat Gun, Clear Embossing Powder, Large Pearl Basic Jewels (8 mm), Hearts Collection Framelit Dies, Big Shot, 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals.

Here is  Brian Pilling’s Easel Card Video from Stampin’ Up to help you with measurements and construction of an Easel Card.

Forever and Always

I recently attended a Tickled Pink Party held by one of my Sherindipity Stamper’s, Erika Clark. Erika is such a wonderful hostess and supplied us with great make & take projects and her yummy Ziti was to die for. She also had plenty of pink snacks on hand. Our swaps had to have pink incorporated somehow. Here is mine:

I will post the other attendees’ swaps and all the cute gifts we received from Erika on another day. You will definitely be impressed – everyone had such beautiful projects. But first let me tell you alittle about mine.  I made the wrap using Pretty in Pink CS and the measurements for the main piece are 4″x12″ with scorings at 3″, 7″ and 8″. The scoring at 3″ will be the front flap of your project and I embossed that flap using the new Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which gave it that cute little scallop edging. Punched a trim using Island Indigo CS and the Scallop Trim Border Punch. I adhered the trim to the back of the front flap and Sticky Stripped it down closing my wrap. I adhered a strip of the new Twitterpatted Designer Series Paper to the top and ran a length of the new Blushing Bride pleated satin ribbon across it. Stamped my images using the Take it to Heart Stamp set. The same one I used on yesterday’s project. Hearts were punched out with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies and the Heart Punch. Added some bling with the new 8 mm Large Pearl Basic Jewels and a Blushing Bride Designer Button from the Twitterpated collection. Forever and Always is from the new Loving Thoughts stamp set and I received the stamp set as part of my Leadership package.

 I filled my swaps with Rice Krispie heart treats that I made with my grandson, Andrew. We had fun making them, and as you can see he wanted to be completely hands on in the cooking process. We also cut out the centers and added one of the yummy gummy heart candies from yesterday’s project. Sorry I didn’t get a final pic, but we had to get them into the cello bags before they dried out. I used SU’s flat medium cello bags and they fit perfectly.

I can’t wait to cook in the kitchen with my other grandson, Owen, too but it will be alittle while yet.  Andrew will be 3 in March and I am so impressed with how smart he is already. Whenever we say goodbye to each other, we always say I love you and then we say Forever and Ever!  His sounds sorta like this: I love you Mimi! And then he says Foreva and eva! Melts my heart every time.

Love that kid and his smile!

Sorry about the sugar tasting Mommy! But we couldn’t resist.

He showed me some love in the pic with his cookie cutter! Isn’t he just adorable! I Heart him back. He actually even helped me with my swap applying dimensionals to the backs of the hearts.

On our way home from the party, I  took a pic in the town of St. Michaels – I found out the residents could purchase a heart for a $50 donation to a local charity and then they got to display their hearts on the telephone poles in town displaying their love to the world! What a great idea!

I also passed by a cute little candy store – do you think they may be wishing for snow on Valentine’s Day?

Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Take it to Heart and Loving Thoughts; Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Island Indigo and Whisper White; DSP: Twitterpated;  Ink:  Blushing Bride; Marker:  Island Indigo; Accessories:  Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Twitterpated Designer Buttons, Blushing Bridge 3/8″ Pleated Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Scallop Trim Border and Heart Punches, Paper Snips, Basic Pearls and Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Mini Glue Dots, Linen Thread and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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.

Va Va Voom Valentine’s

What an Open House! Hearts were flying everywhere!  A big I “heart” U goes out to all of you who ventured out in the cold on Sunday to join me in some papercrafts pleasure.  I so enjoyed getting together with everyone again.

Ladies Card - Filled With Love

One of the projects we did was a card using the LOVE stamp from the “Filled With Love” stamp set. 

A little Hershey’s kiss fits right in the middle of the O!  Saw this done on a Leadership swap card. This is a great card to hand-deliver to someone, because of course it would be a little difficult to mail. LOL! I think it’s better to hand-deliver valentines in person anyway, don’t you?  I gave my customers the option of making a ladies or gents card. I’ve supplies pics of both for you.

Gent Card - Filled With Love

   You can see the Shimmer Paint on the Gent’s card the best.  Unfortunately I couldn’t get as good a picture of the Ladies, but the Shimmer Paint was used on both.  It was created using a sponge dauber and rubbing on some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

Supplies:  Love Card – Stamp Set: Filled With Love, Cardstock: Concord Crush, Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Whisper White;  Ink: Basic Black and Concord Crush; Accessories: 5/8″ Satin Whisper White Ribbon, Rhinestones, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and Hershey Kisses.

Springtime Vintage Valentine Pouch

The next project we did used the new Big Shot Petal Cone Die.  I switched it up by just laying it flat and making it into a heart shape! I love the versatility of  all our exclusive Stampin’ Up! Sizzix dies. This die also happens to be a favorite of Shelli’s. You’re able to tell Shelli’s favorites in our catalogs because they all have a little heart shape next to the item label. 

The scallops on the top of the heart are the new designer series paper “Springtime Vintage” – looks like old fashioned wall paper. And to finish off  this project I added one of our new “Adornment” flowers to the bow … so, so beautiful and a vintage brad on the tag.  The “Key to my Heart” stamp is from the new stamp set “You’re A Gem”.  I’ve included a close up pic of them.

Adornment and Tag Vintage Brad Up Close

Hang this beauty from your loved one’s rear view mirror with some candy or love coupons in it or on your kid’s bedpost with some goodies or a gift card.

Supplies: Valentine Heart Pouch – Stamp Set: You’re a Gem; Cardstock: Regal Rose and Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper: Springtime Vintage; Ink: Regal Rose; Accessories:  5/8″ Satin Very Vanilla Ribbon, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Adornments, Vintage Brads, Jumbo Eyelets, 1-3/8″x5/8″ Oval Large Punch, 1-3/4″x7/8″ Oval Large Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Sticky Strip, Linen Thread, Sizzix Bigz L Petal Cone Die, Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads and Premium Crease Pads.

And, remember those little fortune tellers (or cootie catchers) you made as a kid to find out which boy you were in love with or to find out your favorite color – well we turned them upside down and made a basket out of them. Cool huh!  

Fortune Teller Candy Basket

3"x3" XOXO Card

   We also made a simple 3×3 notecard to go with the basket using Stampin’ Up!’s XOXO stamp set and Real Red Glimmer Brights Brad for bling.   

Supplies: Fortune Teller and Gift Card – Stamp Set:  XOXO; Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Real Red; Ink:  Real Red; Designer Series Paper:  Love Patterns; Accessories:  Brights Glimmer Brads, Dimensionals, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Large Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Large Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Corner Rounder Punch, Glue Dots and Valentine Candy.

Here’s a great video from Stampin’ Up! to refresh your memory on how to make the fortune tellers just in case you forgot.
Published in: on January 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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What’s Hootin’ Valentine?!

It’s a New Year and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner already! I created this cute Valentine Card as part of a baggie book sampler that my downline group, Sherindipity Stampers, and I worked on last weekend.  We prepared samples using 7 different stamp sets to show our customers for upcoming workshops and open houses featuring stamps and accessories from the new Mini Occasions catalog which runs from January 4 – April 30 and the Sale-A-Bration catalog which runs from January 25 – March 31. Aren’t the little owls so cute? They are made by stamping the owl from the new “Punch Bunch” set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and then punching them out using Stampin’ Up!’s owl punch.  You can get this stamp set FREE with a $50 purchase beginning January 24! I was so happy with the way this card turned out, especially using the new Red Glimmer Paper from the Mini Occasions catalog, that I decided to use the idea for my scrapbook layout class that I will be teaching at a crop in Ocean City later this month at the Princess Royale Hotel. 

Filled With Love Scrap Layout - Left Side

Filled With Love Scrap Layout - Right Side

 Click on each page to enlarge and see the details.

I wanted to be able to show how you can extend the card idea all the way into a scrapbook layout when you have such a versatile stamp set such as the “Filled With Love” stamp set that originated in the Holiday Mini catalog last fall but has been extended through 1/24/11.  Check out my Stampin’ Up! website to see the great “Filled With Love” Bundle Promotion Details featuring this stamp set, a pack of designer series paper and FREE package of bitty buttons.

Stamp Supplies:  Stamp Sets:  Filled With Love and Punch Bunch; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, & Crumb Cake; Ink:  Chocolate Chip & Versamark; Specialty Paper:  Red Glimmer Paper; Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, Punches:  Two-Step Owl, Scallop Trim Border, Small Heart, Full Heart, Circles – 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle, Rhinestones, and Dimensionals.

Sweet Bird Valentine Candy Bar

Two Step Punching

I love when I can match our cardstock and designer series paper with the candy company’s wrappers! I chose this Nestle Milk Chocolate Bar for its beautiful, shiny red color. It’s also very big and gives me a lot of paper crafting space to work with. Not to mention the person who receives this candy bar gets to enjoy A LOT OF CHOCOLATE!  To get the cute little bird I used Stampin’ Up!’s new Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch (#117191).  The paper I used to make the bird and to wrap the candy bar in is from the Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (#117153). Absolutely love the sparkly glitter which is one side of all 12 sheets of paper!  But don’t fret because with Stampin’ Up!’s two sided designer series paper there is always another beautiful side to it. I am always torn trying to decide which side to use. I can’t wait to give away this sweet treat on Valentine’s Day!

Stamps: Well Scripted; Accessories:  Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, Sending Love Speciality Designer Series Paper, Punches – Eyelet Border, Extra Large Two-Step Bird and Heart to Heart, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Real Red 5/8″ Satin Ribbon

Published in: on February 2, 2010 at 9:25 pm  Comments (6)  

Valentine Recycle Treat

With All My Heart

I am always saving all kinds of containers to reuse. Just ask my husband. LOL! I have boxes of different kinds of containers in my store room just waiting to be used in my next papercrafting project. I hate to throw them out especially if they have a unique shape like this one does. So I made up this cute valentine treat using an empty Crystal Light container and filled it with some of my favorite candy – peanut M&M’s. Yum!

The scallop trim on this treat container is made with my new favorite punch, the Scallop Trim Border, which is featured in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, and can be yours for FREE with a $50.00 purchase. Sale-A-Bration is in effect from January 5 – March 31, 2010 and there are so many free products available for you to choose from this year than ever before. You can also earn them for FREE  by being a hostess of your own in-home workshop. Or if you don’t have the space or don’t want to have to clean, invite your friends and family to my in-home studio and I will be able to show you many more products Stampin’ Up! has to offer. I offer 4 FREE make & takes at every workshop. Contact me for all the details!

Most of the products I used are featured in the new Occasions Mini Catalog:

Stamps: With All My Heart Stamp Set; Accessories: Sending Love Speciality Designer Series Paper, Real Red 1/2″ Sending Love Epoxy Brad, White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Oval Scallop and Full Heart Punches, Stampin’ Sponge, Real Red Classic Ink

Published in: on February 1, 2010 at 11:43 am  Comments (6)  
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