Thursday, January 12, 2017

Test Tube Valentine

I love these small plastic test tubes to use with treats. If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, the test tubes are still available in a refill kit. Just go to the customer page and click on the Paper Pumpkin, then refills. If you aren't a subscriber, you can join at any time. Just click on the Paper Pumpkin button on the right column. Once you are a subscriber, you can purchase back kits and refills as they become available. You can also skip a month or cancel at any time. I will be sharing the February Kit soon! It is on it's way!

But for now here is my latest project, cased from Jennifer!


I am thinking that I will fill the tube with red hot candies. Do they still make them in the heart shapes???? Guess I will have to find out :) .

The tag is a 2" x 6" piece of the new Sending Love DSP stack, which is on page 15 of the new Occasions catalog. I LOVE this suite!!!!!

Punch one end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, then starting at the other end, score at 3/4", 1 1/2", 4", and 4 3/4". On the center 3/4" areas, punch out a 3/4" circle in the middle for the tube to slip through.

Slip a 4" piece of ribbon through the tag slot and tie a piece of linen thread around it to hold it in place. (I may add a small Happy Valentine's tag to the linen thread.)

For the embellishment, I used a 2 3/8" scalloped punch (retired), a 2" circle, and the two hearts are from the Love Notes Framelits. The larger one is from the same paper stack as the tag and the smaller one is from the red Glimmer Paper. I added the smallest heart with a dimensional and the embellishment is added to the tag with dimensionals, also.

Now all I have to do is add the treat and a couple of glue dots to hold the tube in place and it is ready to give to someone special.

Hope you enjoyed this project and give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sealed With Love

I LOVE the bundle used on this card and will be using it a LOT more! It is in the new Occasions catalog on page 14 and 15, Sealed With Love Bundle.


The base card is Whisper White and stamped sentiments with Real Red. The mini envelopes and the inside of the card (so it shows behind the heart edging) is from the Sending Love DSP stack. LOVE this paper stack with several of each pattern! The framelits are used to cut out the envelopes, small card inserts, and the heart edge. I stamped the top edges of the inserts and there are also small sentiments in the stamp set to place on to the mini cards! The heart behind the envelopes is another piece of the framelits cut from Red Glimmer paper.

The heart and top envelope are taped/glued to the base. Dimensionals are added to the other two envelopes to place on the base. Gently fold the hearts of the edging up to give it a little more dimension.

I think you will be seeing a lot more of this set, and not just for Valentines.

Hope you enjoyed your visit and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy Birthday!!

I hope that 2017 is being great to you so far!

I so need to get my card inventory built back up! I love to make a special card for special people, but also like to have some on hand for when life gets interesting! Well, guess that is most all of the time, so I had better get busy. I can still make those special ones for a specific person and keep it in my stash, then when life begins to run crazy, I have it ready!

There is a special birthday on the first of the year, so as soon as Christmas was over, I created this one.


The base is melon mambo. The background is from the retired stack called Cherry on Top, cut at 4"x5 1/4". Measure down about half way on the right side, then make a pencil mark in 1 1/2". Score from the mark to each right side corner and fold back, attaching with a small glue dot. Attach to the base and place the sentiment (this one came from the Holiday catalog set called Basket of Wishes, which is still available). Using the Balloon Bouquet punch, punch out three of the larger balloons from contrasting or matching colors. I then taped bakers twine to the back of each balloon and placed these on the card, using dimensionals on one of them. Make small bows and place them on the balloon necks with rolled glue dots. I did the same to hold the bottom of the balloon strings.

Sale-A-Bration is here and so is the new Occasions Catalog! If you would like your own copy and don't already have a demonstrator, I would love to send you one! Just let me know.

If you would like to place an order now, just click on the "online ordering"/catalog button to the right! I would love to send you a hand stamped thank you for ordering.

Have a truly GREAT day, and thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Magic

Wanted to share one more Christmas card (one that I actually remembered to take a picture of!)

I found this great idea on Pinterest, of course. Chris Wright gave me the inspiration and I put my own spin to it. That is the fun of creating!!


The cardbase and ink is Early Espresso, using the Christmas Magic stamp set from the Holiday catalog. The images are stamped on Whisper White and mounted on Real Red. Only the bows are colored with Real Red (watercolor with the ink and blender pen or use you marker). Fussy cut the bell (HINT: cut a bit outside the line) and attach with dimensional. I used a piece of retired DSP to mat the card front.

I forgot to write down the measurements, but just measure the image for the Whisper White and add 1/8" to both sides for the mat.

I hope that you all have a fun and loving Christmas. Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Favorite New Product!

I know there is still a FEW days left to purchase from the Holiday catalog, but I wanted to share a video with you for my new favorite product from the Occasions catalog which goes live in January.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81T-PtHcFE4

Mine will be here tomorrow, so I will be sharing some fun samples soon! On of the great quirks of being a demonstrator is pre ordering product!

Check out the Stampin Up YouTube channel for a look at some other new products.

I received my copy of Cardmaking & Papercraft and love the great ideas in it. So, I wanted to share my version of one of the projects with you!


Stampin Up cardstock is TERRIFIC for these types of projects! As well as the Fast Fuse and Liquid Glues!!! And I am thinking the Home Sweet Home Thinlits would work great for mini versions!
Can't tell in the picture, but there is an electric tealight glowing in the lantern. Love it!


Hope you have a great day!!! And thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, November 21, 2016

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

And it starts today!!! There are some specials that are only available today, so check them out along with all the great ones for the week! Up to 40% off, WOW!!!


Check it all out RIGHT HERE!

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas Cardinal

You know, I love all of my new holiday stamps this season. BUT I also love to dig out some of my older retired ones. They are just as great as when I purchased them and fun to remember. So with that in mind, here is a mixture of old and new for you to enjoy.


Do you remember this set? It is Christmas Cardinal from 2008.

All of the other products are in the current catalogs, Real Red cardstock, Candy Cane Lane DSP, (love the added Crumb Cake color to this collection). Inks are Real Red, Crumb Cake, Momento Black, Cherry Cobbler, and Always Artichoke.

I hope you like this visit from the past.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!