Friday, January 23, 2015

Fun Fold Sweet Treat Cup Card

One of the hidden gems in the Annual Catalog is the Sweet Treat Cup.  These little cups come in a pack of 12 ready to add to fun projects!  I've used them for punch art bunnies filled with M&M's, on top of boxes filled with confetti and on the front of cards for some added flair.  The possibilities for these fun little additions are endless.
The card shown can be done in either a portrait or landscape orientation. The fox and baby cards are done in landscape and the heart card done in portrait.  
No matter which direction you want your card you will need similar ingredients.  You will need a piece of 5 1/2" X 11" base card stock scored at 4" and 8".
The inside panel measures 5 1/4" X 3 3/4". 
You will need two pieces of Designer Series Paper, one measuring 1/2" X 5 1/2" and the other measuring 2 1/2" X 5 1/2".  You can also use a piece of washi tape, ribbon or strip of card stock.

The 2 1/2" X 5 1/2" piece of  DSP goes on the first inside flap.

I'm sure you are wondering how to get the sweet treat cup and DSP lined up with the front so it slides through, right?!  Good news, I did a video!  You can watch it below for those of you who are visual learners like me.  If you like written instructions, I will do my best!

Place your piece of 2 1/2"X 5 1/2" DSP on your first inside flap.  You want to make sure that the edges on top and bottom are about equal.  Also make sure that your DSP has the side you want showing up.  Gently fold over the top piece of your card.  With the card pinched together keeping that DSP in place, reach under it and lift it up carefully along with the top flap.  With the DSP in place you want to use your 1 3/4" punch to punch out both the card stock and DSP layer simultaneously.  You can punch on either side or in the midde, wherever you want your cup to sit.  I did mine towards the side.  Once you have your circles punched you can let go of the layers.  Now when you assemble your card, it will line up perfectly!  
For the next part you want to liberally apply adhesive to the back of your DSP piece.  Remove the paper strip on the Sweet Treat Cup.  Now looking at the inside of your card, you want to place the DSP panel with the adhesive side up over your punched circle in your front flap card stock.  Then drop in your Sweet Treat Cup filled with confetti.  Now fold up your card gently.  Push all around the Sweet Treat Cup on the front to adhere the DSP layer.  When you open your card it will be like magic!  Everything will layer in place perfectly.  Now you can finish decorating your card!  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ideas, ideas, ideas....

I recently attended an upline's quarterly meeting and created these awesome projects while I was there!  So many ideas!  I love being able to spend time with other demonstrators in my team and creating beautiful projects to show my customers!  None of these cards were designed by me, I only assembled them, so to anyone who did create the original design, I thank you!  They are beautiful!
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Masculine Monday Birthday Balloon

I'm so digging this card.  It's a fun fold card that is sure to wow anyone who receives it!
I've use the new DSP and stamps from the Occasions Catalog.  This specialty birthday paper has two sheets that have a gold foil pattern on them.  Although it's difficult to catch on camera, there are gold balloons on this DSP and the balloon is embossed with gold embossing powder.  

Once you fold the top up you reveal the insert inside the card.  This card is technically only held together with the piece of Mossy Meadow Ribbon.  The Whisper White insert actually just slides inside the pocket the ribbon creates.  So much fun!

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Reasons to love Paper Pumpkin

Oh, let me count the ways to love this month's Paper Pumpkin kit!
Look at all these insanely cute treat bags this kit is designed to make!!  I'm in love!
My 5 year old daughter, Abby, is over the moon with excitement to create these for her classmates this year for Valentines.  Don't have littles?  Maybe treat bags aren't your thing?   Well, my Paper Pumpkin customers receive FREE alternate ideas and tips for using each and every month of Paper Pumpkin.  I email out full color tutorials for alternative projects to those who subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin choosing me as their demonstrator.  You can CLICK HERE to join my Paper Pumpkin Posse and start receiving your FREE alternate tutorials EXCLUSIVE to My customers.  They will not be on Pinterest, my blog or anywhere else.  Only YOU,  My Paper Pumpkin Customer will receive them!  The kits come complete with everything you will need to create that months project for only $19.95 per month, shipping is included!  It's an awesome gift to yourself or someone else you love.  My daughter gets so excited each month when that pretty box comes out of the mail box! 
 From age 5 to 100, everyone agrees, Paper Pumpkin is the bomb diggity!

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

January Thank You's

Every single order that is placed with me as your demonstrator is followed up with a thank you card.  After all, that's what we do best right?  Cards!  I love to send cards to my customers!  Each month I choose a design to send and make them as I need them in batches to mail out thanking you for choosing me as your demonstrator. 

If you have followed me for long, you know that the 2013-2015 In Colors are by far my favorite colors in the whole wide world.  I adore each and every one of them alone and together.  They are my go to colors for lots of projects!  Unfortunately, this is their last year with us!  In June 2015 they will replaced with 5 new 2015-2017 In Colors.  Which albeit exciting, makes me a bit sad too.
So...with that being said, I'm sharing my love for these delicious colors as much as I can between now and the time I must say goodbye.

Although I am holding on hope that Stampin' Up! will decide to include them in a future Color Refresh!  You never know!  

Want to get one of these cards from me?  I promise to write on the inside with a post it note so you can reuse it as you desire!  Place an order with me HERE 24/7!

Thank you so much to those of you who have chosen me as your Demonstrator.  I truly appreciate you and the difference you make in my life!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fun DSP Card/Treat Pouch

This super easy and fun Card Pouch was one of the projects we did recently at a class.  It's created using the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper found in the Annual Catalog on page 184.
I love this paper for lots of reasons, but it's fun to touch.  As paper crafters we can all appreciate paper that is 'fun to touch' right?!  It's thinner than our regular DSP and almost has a feel like an old book's pages would.  Love to work with this paper!
This card/treat pouch doubles as both a fancy envelope and fun package.  It's fits a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" or A2 size card perfectly, but also would accommodate some chocolates, cookies or gift card!  

Decorate the outside of the pouch any way you want.  I chose a lovey theme because the card I wanted to put in it was an anniversary card.  You could easily adapt this project to anything you need though.  Birthdays, Graduation, Baby, name it.

To create the pouch you will need a piece of DSP that measures 6" X 12"  No matter what paper or cardstock you choose, be sure the pattern of the paper is going in the correct direction.  You don't want upside down hearts or words. 

With your DSP in landscape orientation (the 12" side at the top, score it at 2 3/4" and 8 1/2".
With your paper in portrait orientation (the 6" side at the top) score at 1".  Be sure to score along the bottom of your paper, what will make the bottom of your bag.  

Once all your score lines are burnished, trim up the lines at the bottom of your bag to the score line.  You want to remove the smaller strips on either side leaving the longer one in the middle.  Then trim a triangle off each side of the strip in the middle that remains.  It just looks nicer when assembled this way.

Adhere the two sides together before bringing up the bottom flap.  You will notice that if you overlap one side or the other you will have two looks.  One has the bag's seam towards one side and the other puts the seam closer to the middle.  The preference is yours but I prefer the middle seam.
Now adhere the bottom flap to the back of your pouch and you are done! 
Decorate it anyway you like!

Watch the video below if you're a visual learner like I am:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Masculine Monday - You and Me

This easy man card was featured at my Valentine's Day class this past Friday.  Although women and most kids can appreciate a 'cutesy' valentine or lovey-dovey card, most men would prefer not to be subjected to red glimmer hearts, frilly roses and hoards of fu-fu ribbons.  
So this simple, yes sophisticated man card will for sure be your hubby's favorite valentine yet.

Start with a pear pizazz card stock base measuring 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".
Stamp your heart image randomly on the front of the card with Pear Pizazz ink.  I stamped 3 times before reinking.  While you have your Pear Pizazz ink pad opened, ink up your lined image from the Perfect Pennants stamp set and stamp off on some scrap paper.  Then stamp it towards the bottom half of your Very Vanilla piece.  With your You and Me stamp inked in Night of Navy, stamp it in the middle towards the left side.  Take the small heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and punch out a heart at the lower right hand corner.
Now adhere your vanilla piece to your piece of Typeset DSP.
With a small piece of Pear Pizazz Cotton Ribbon and Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon, stack them nicely with their ends trimmed and staple them to your vanilla and DSP piece.  Men love staples...very manly embellishment if you ask me : )
I popped that whole piece up on dimensionals.

I hope you find some Valentine's inspiration for a man in your life from this project!

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