Thursday, September 22, 2011

Enjoy a Treat

You could definitely say I am thinking about candy these days and how to incorporate it into my projects. It must be because Halloween is not too far away!

I've made a purse like today's project before but it was much larger and I put 3x3 cards in it .  You can see it HERE.  I changed the measurements up a bit so that it could hold a small piece of candy instead.  I tried making it with different paper but then decided to make my own DSP again although this time I used different colors:  Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz and Cajun Craze.  Normally I would have used Old Olive but I checked my Color Coach and it recommended Pear Pizzazz.  I used my Big Shot (of course) and the Scallop Circle #2 die as well as my Perfect Dots embossing folder. My purse strap is used with Peach Parfait 1/2 inch Stitched-Poly Ribbon.  I will be making more of these with some different colors and will post them soon.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nugget Purse

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This little purse is the perfect size for two pieces of candy.  It could be given to someone to brighten their day or it would be a cute shower favor. The idea for this purse was inspired by a project I saw on Stamping  but I changed it up a little bit to make it my own.  You can see the candy in the picture below.

The paper I used on the front of my purse and  to wrap around the candy is Paisley Petals. Instead of putting paper on the lower half of the purse, I chose to use my Big Shot and emboss the paper.   I don't know if you can see it, but on the front of the purse there's a little Old Olive brad to simulate a snap on the purse.  I used velcro to close the purse shut and used our new Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade for my strap.

Have a great day!

Paper:  Paisley Petals, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Stamps:  You're a Gem
Accessories:  Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon,  Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Brights Brads, Velcro

Monday, September 19, 2011

To Brighten Your Day

Happy Monday!  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend!  I was able to do some stamping but not enough!!

This box is very similar to one I posted a few weeks ago and you can see it HERE.  I used a different stamp set on this box - French Foliage - but the colors are the same as the box in the previous post.
I made a bow and tag and attached it to the top. I meant to round all of the corners of my tag but of course remembered after I had attached my bow and it was too then too difficult to insert my punch.  Sometimes there's lots of trial and error while you are creating!  Only one corner is adhered to the box with glue dots and some dimensionals.  I used the Kraft Gift Boxes from the Holiday Mini.  These boxes are a perfect size, not too big and not too small.  I am going to give a gift card to someone that could use some cheering up and thought I would put it in this box on top of some shredded cardstock.  

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Stamps:  French Foliage,  Lighthearted
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Paper:  Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Kraft Gift Box, Crop-a-Dile

Friday, September 16, 2011

Batty for You

Today I have another mini pizza box that I was able to make pretty quickly.  I used the Batty for You stamp set which has so many cute images that it is always hard to decide which one I want to use.  Each of my scalloped layers and the two round circles are popped up with dimensionals. In this size box you could put candy, a small gift or 3x3 cards and envelopes.

Stamps:  Batty for You
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Basic Rhinestones, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dahlia Spice Cake

Today I have another card for you using the Dahlia Fold technique.  I used the same DSP that I used HERE but simply reversed my paper as I was folding it.   You could make these all day with different papers and get a completely different looking card each time!  I just may need to make a few more of these!!  Hope you are having a great week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Friendly Phrases
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP (Holiday Mini Catalog)
Accessories:  Big Shot. Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch,, Antique Brads

Monday, September 12, 2011

French Foliage Revisited

I had so much fun last week playing with my French Foliage set that I decided to play with it some more over the weekend. These colors make me think of Fall and I am so wishing for cooler weather -- the kind where you need a sweater, not too cool, not too hot.  Last week it was 90-100 degrees here.  Whew!  Too hot for me in September.

I started my card by stamping my leaf in Cajun Craze in random places around my Very Vanilla cardstock.  Cajun Craze it not a color I usually gravitate to but in the last week I've been reaching for it a lot.  Then I used the same stamp and used Pumpkin Pie.  My green leaf was stamped with Old Olive. Something else that can be done, which I did not do on this card, is to sponge the same colors all over the images.  I did try it on another card I made over the weekend but I didn't like the effect.  I have done this with other stamps though and it can have a very beautiful effect.  My sentiment is from a new stamp set called Friendly Phrases in the Idea Book and Catalog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Stamps:  French Foliage, Friendly Phrases
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

We Have a Winner!

I want to again thank everyone so very much for all of your nice comments this week. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every single one!!! I put all of your names into a hat and the name chosen was Pat P.   Her comment was, "I must have this set and paper.  It's gorgeous."  Pat, please email me with your address so that I can send your stamp set to you.

Today I made another treat bag cover using Spice Cake DSP.
I wanted to make something that I could give to my co-workers as a little thank you.  I always enjoy getting chocolate so hopefully they will too!  I am off to my craft room to make 5 more to give to them on Monday!  Thank you for stopping by!

Stamps:  You're a Gem
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Pool Party cardstock, Spice Cake DSP
Accessories: Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Crop-a-Dile, Simply Scored, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot, Paper Piercer, Small Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Basic Pearls

Friday, September 9, 2011

Glitter Queens Blog Hop Day 5

Thank you for visiting on this final day of the Glitter Queens Blog Hop!  We hope you've enjoyed our first blog hop and that we've inspired you in some way.  Your comments inspired me all week! I had only planned to have one post all week but your kind words made me want to rush home from work each day and create!  :)  Thank you!

This week I have incorporated a stamp from It's a Wrap Holidays into each of my projects and in this card "4 You" is also from that stamp set.  I punched it out with  a 3/4 inch Circle Punch.  It is attached to a 1 inch circle of Soft Suede cardstock.  I put some rhinestones around the edges of it because I felt like it needed a little bling.  
My flower is made using our new Spice Cake DSP with a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim behind it. I used the Dahlia Fold technique to make my flower.  I made another one in June that you can see here. I ran my Soft Suede cardstock through the Finial Press embossing folder and used my Snail adhesive to attach it to a piece of Pool Party.

It isn't too late to enter your name for a chance to win the clear stamp set It's a Wrap Holidays. You have until tonight at 11:59. All you have to do is leave me a comment.  Be sure to check back tomorrow when I announce the winner!  Good luck to you!

Be sure to continue on and visit all of the Glitter Queens.  In case you have missed someone along the way, links to all of the Glitter Queens can be found in my post on Monday. Have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Glitter Queens Blog Hop Day 4

Thank you for joining us on Day 4 of the Glitter Queens Blog Hop!  I have another project for you using the stamp set It's a Wrap Holidays and one of the new Kraft Gift Boxes in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  The approximate size of the box is 3  1/2  x  3  1/2   x  2  1/2 and it is made from food-safe material.  It is is perfect for a small gift, a cupcake, cookies or chocolates! 

As I did on the Give Thanks card earlier in the week, I made my own DSP on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used a different stamp set called Day of Gratitude.  This set was in a mini catalog last year and I was so happy to see it in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  I just love it.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Old Olive ink to stamp three different images. Then I ran each of the pieces through my Big Shot with the Perfect Dots embossing folder although that isn't showing up in my picture I mounted each one to a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and wrapped it up with Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.  I also ran my tag through the Big Shot and used an Antique Brad to attach it to the ribbon.

I have continued to enjoy all of your wonderful comments.  Thank you so much.  I did have one person ask if I have any videos.  I do not at this time but it is something that I really want to try and hope to have on my blog in the very near future.

Have fun as you continue on the blog hop!  A link to all of the Glitter Queens in the hop can be found in the post on Monday!  Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Glitter Queens Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Glitter Queens Blog Hop!  I hope you've enjoyed all of the wonderful projects so far from all of us on the hop!  I had only planned to make the three projects from day one but all of your wonderful comments inspired me to create another little project using It's a Wrap Holidays and yes, chocolate!
This time I colored my EEK stamp with my Stampin' Write Markers in Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black so that I could just color in the word EEK and the cute spider.  I punched it out with a one inch circle punch and layered it with another circle punch, a 1 3/4 inch Scallop Circle and a 2 3/8 Scallop Circle.  I used my paper piercer around the edges of each scallop circle. I added a rhinestone which makes the bag sparkle! It is actually a very easy project to make and it would be quite easy to make several for friends and co-workers. The candy fit perfectly in the small cello bag that I adhered inside with a small piece of Sticky Strip.  I made two holes at the top using my Crop-a-dile and tied it up with a piece of 3/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon in Basic Black.  The DSP is again from Pick Your Poison, the same pack that I used on my boxes on Day 1. If you would like to make one, you can find a tutorial here

You can still enter your name for my Blog Candy (see the post below).  I will randomly pick one lucky person to win the clear stamp set It's a Wrap Holidays. All you have to do is leave me a comment by Friday, September 9th at 11:59 pm!  I will announce the winner on my blog Saturday, September 10th!

A link to all of the Glitter Queens participating in the hop can be found below in my previous post, in case you miss someone along the way!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Glitter Queens Blog Hop!!!!!!!

*** Thank you so very much for all of your comments!  I have read every single one and can't tell you how much I appreciate your kind words.  I will have another project for you on Wednesday using It's a Wrap Holidays! ****

Welcome to our first Glitter Queens Blog Hop!!  We are all very excited that you have joined us. You can visit us throughout the week and our hop posts will be at the top of our blogs.  Our hop will continue until Friday, September 9th.  You can visit as many times as you would like.

I have several projects for you and at the end of my post you will have a chance to win some Blog Candy!  I am  showcasing the brand new stamp called It's a Wrap Holidays which can be found in the Holiday Mini.  It is such a versatile set because you can stamp with it on Stampin' Up! cardstock or use labels that you purchase at your local office supply store.

I love the colors in this card because they make me feel as though Fall is almost here!  First, I made my own DSP by using Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Old Olive to stamp leaves from the set  French Foliage.  I stamped "Give Thanks" on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut them out and used my corner rounder on each of the corners.  I popped them up with dimensionals and finished the card with a piece of Old Olive satin ribbon.

For my next project I made a box using It's a Wrap Holidays and Batty for You  to decorate the outside.  I used address labels to stamp EEK! and wrapped them around chocolate which are inside the box. I have to admit that quite a few pieces of chocolate were consumed while wrapping the chocolate!  My box base and top are made out of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I used a piece of Pick Your Poison DSP, also from the Holiday Mini.  The scallop is one of our Big Shot dies called Scallop Squares Duo.  The cute bat, pumpkin, cat and EEK are sitting on a piece I punched out with the Postage Stamp punch.  Below you can see a picture of the top and bottom, side by side.

My last project is a box I made using the Big Shot and the Bigz Clear Scallop Square die.

I originally saw this style of box on Angie Juda's blog using the smaller scallop that I used on my previous box.  I played around with it and came up with this bigger sized one.  The bigger the box, the more candy you can put in it!!  I used another piece of DSP from Pick Your Poison.  For my shredded material, I thinly cut Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black cardstock and then scrunched it up into a ball.  You could also put it through your paper crimper.  My purse handle is our new Scallop Dots ribbon attached with a Designer Printed Brad.

Now it is time for BLOG CANDY!!  I will randomly pick one lucky person to win the clear stamp set It's a Wrap Holidays.  All you have to do is leave me a comment by Friday, September 9th at 11:59 pm! It's that easy!

I hope my projects have inspired you to begin working on some Halloween treats for your friends and family.  I also hope that you will visit all of the Glitter Queens for more project ideas and more chances to win Blog Candy!  The next stop is Eileen Cassisi.  To visit her blog you can click here or use the link at the bottom of my post.  In case you have missed someone along the way, links to all of the Glitter Queens can be found below.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Spice Cake Flower

The inspiration for this card came from  fellow demonstrator, Sue Dyas.  You can see her beautiful card here. We both participated in the UStamp with Dawn organized swap at Convention.  I liked her card so much that I tried to create my own using the new DSP, Spice Cake.  I also used one of our newer punches that I had never used before, the Lace Ribbon Border.  I really like the bling on the border, it adds such a nice sparkle.  Please be sure to stop by tomorrow for projects showcasing the new set It's a Wrap Holidays and Blog Candy!

Stamps:  Petite Pairs
Ink:  More Mustard
Paper:  Spice Cake DSP, Cardstock:  More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Punches:  Fancy Flower, Lace Ribbon Border, Small Oval, 1 inch Circle, Blossoms Petal Builder
Accessories:  Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Basic Rhinestones, Regals Designer Buttons, Stampin' Dimensionals

Amazing Fold Card

My card today is called the Amazing Fold Card.  Many demonstrators learned this card technique at a Stampin' Up! event and I thought it was so cute that I wanted to create my own!  I used the new Spice Cake DSP that I am just in love with!  I also used one of the new In Colors, Pool Party.  At first I wasn't sure if I liked this color but I have completely changed my mind!!  Here's what the inside of the card looks like and when it is partially closed.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will visit again tomorrow for the blog hop!

Stamp Set:  Vintage Vogue
Paper:  Spice Cake DSP, Cardstock:  Pool Party, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Pool Party
Accessories:  3/8 inch Ruffled Pool Party ribbon, 5 Petal Flower punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Designer Printed Brads, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder