Monday, September 29, 2014

Halloween Happiness #5

This sweet treat holder is crazy easy to put together!  I did this at a recent workshop and it was a hit!  The best part is that it holds a full size candy bar, no fun size here!  This is the real deal!

To create this cutie you will need the following papers cut to size:

Bermuda Bay Card Stock 3" X 11"
Two pieces of Motley Monsters DSP measuring 2 3/4" X 4"
scrap Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Whisper White

Round the corners of all four corners of your card stock, as well as the tops of your DSP pieces.  

Score your piece of Bermuda Bay at 6 1/2" and 6 3/4".  This will form the pocket for your candy bar.

Adhere the DSP pieces as show on the inside and the front panel.  Don't worry that the inside DSP piece isn't long enough to go to the bottom.  Doing so would just be a waste of paper because you can't see it anyway.  Once you DSP is adhered, put your candy bar inside and use a piece of ribbon or twine to wrap around and tie it.  You want to make sure it's snug so your candy bar won't fall out.

For the decorative front you will need the Good Greetings stamp set and the Holiday Invitation set.
With the bats and stars stamp with Blackberry Bliss on Crushed Curry Card Stock.  Punch it out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and sponge the edges with Hello Honey ink.  Stamp your halloween greeting of choice on a strip of Whisper White card stock and flag the ends.  Punch out a piece of Bermuda Bay with the Decorative Label punch and cut a small strip of Silver Glimmer paper that is flagged.

Now to assemble your treat holder;
With your twine or ribbon knot to the side, use Dimensionals on the back of your Decorative Label Punched piece, one of the top and one on the bottom.  Place that over your twine so the dimensionals stick to the front label of your treat holder.  Using another Dimensional on the back of your moon, place that in the center of your Decorative Label Punch.  Then take your strip of Glimmer Paper and Halloween sentiment and with a bit of SNAIL adhesive or a Glue Dot on the back, slide it under your moon and attach it to the Decorative Label Punch piece.  

Your treat holder is finished!  Super simple and crazy cute! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this project and will give it a try!  You can find all the supplies listed below, click on any of them and it will take you directly to my online store!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Simple Grateful Card

I love monochromatic cards, and even though this isn't a truly monochromatic card, it's close enough.  The simplicity and color scheme lends itself to both female and male recipients which is really nice!
The stamp set is called For All Things and was my stamp of the month for September.  So if you picked up this versatile set, here is another idea of something to do with it.  

One of my favorite things to do is to tear threads of the Burlap Ribbon and using it as a make-shift Linen Thread.  It has a texture and earthy appearance that can't be beat!  
Combining the For All Things and Hardwood Stamp is a winning combination for sure!

Check out my video tutorial below for all of the dimensions and supplies!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Festival of Trees

It's never too early to start talking about Christmas cards right?  I know some people that start their Christmas cards in June...seriously!  When you want to make your own cards for Christmas, an early start is essential!  Especially if you have a long list of family and friends to send them too.
Festival of Trees is my favorite set from the new 2014 Holiday Catalog.  I adore all the tree images and love the fact that it has a matching punch!  The best part of course is that you can get the bundle at 15% off!  This card would be super easy to mass produce for Christmas cards because of the easy cutting and the fact that you could stamp and punch out those cute little trees in seconds.  

You an get the most out of your Trim the Tree Paper Stack by cutting it down into strips for your card.  Those fabulous little books of paper are a card makers dream anyway!  
I know this super cutie will be in my October Christmas Stamp a Stack and might even be my Christmas card to send this year, I just love it!

Card Dimensions:
Base Naturals White CS 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Cherry Cobbler 4" X 5 1/4"
Naturals White 3 3/4" X 5"
Snowflake Crumb Cake DSP piece 3 1/2" X 1 1/2" flagged
Green Striped DSP piece 3/4" X 2 3/4" flagged
Scalloped Red DSP piece 1/2" X 3" flagged

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Halloween Happiness #4

Halloween projects don't have to be bright orange and spooky all the time.  Sometimes they can have a 'calmer' appearance ; )  
Bermuda Bay and the Motley Monsters DSP are the stars of the show on this card.  Even though it's called "Motley Monsters" you can see there is nothing spooky about these sides of the paper.  That's what I love the most about Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper.  Typically one side will be more bold than the other, so you have lots of choices in a paper pack!

There is that Good Greetings set again!  I love it, seriously...could be my favorite stamp set of all time.  So versatile and I adore the font!  

Card Dimensions:
Base 8 1/2" X 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4"
Woodgrain DSP 4" X 5 1/4"
Bermuda Bay 2 1/2" X 4 1/4"
Crushed Curry DSP 2 1/4" X 4"
Bermuda Bay 3" X 3 1/2"
Leaves DSP 2 3/4" X 3 1/4"
Bermuda Bay 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Pumpkin on Whisper White 1" Circle Punch
Small strip of Tangelo Twist flagged
1/2" piece Whisper White for sentiment flagged

I hope you all are enjoying our 'Halloween Happiness" series!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Seize the Cupcake

This cute lil' something is one of the cards for my Just Cards Class this month.  It is inspired by a fellow demonstrator, Dawn Olchefske. There are a few parts to creating this sweet little card, but it comes together in a snap.  There are two different stamp sets used, Gorgeous Grunge and Something to Say.  The 'paint splatter' look on the cupcake's frosting comes from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set of course.  The sentiment and heart both come from Something to say.  

Did you notice the texture in the cupcake?  I did that with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder!  It gives it some really fun appeal.  I used the Big Shot a few times on this card, as well as a few punches.  You can find the entire supply list below.  Hope you will join me for this month's Just Cards Class on September 26th from 7-9pm!  Not a local friend?  You can still get this card and 5 others and take this class to go as part of my Class By Mail program. 
Contact me by CLICKING HERE and let me know you want to join me in person or by mail!

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