Friday, October 31, 2008

Holiday Lineup Tags

Tag finished size is 3-3/4" x 5-1/2" so it can be mailed. This is a close-up of the elves using the Stampin Write Pens in Old Olive, Real Red, and Blush Blossom. "may all your wishes come true" is stamped below the strip across the tag on Holiday Treasures designer paper. IDEA: Place a photo in the back (or in front) of the tag and use as an ornament.

Tag finished measurements are 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" so it can be mailed. A closer view showing the Jingle Bell and using Stampin Write Pens in Old Olive and Real Red, and Going Grey (retired). "Welcome Christmas into your Heart" is stamped on the strip of Holiday Treasures Designer Paper. IDEA: Place a photo in the back (or in front) of the tag and use an as ornament!
This is a "Tilda" Holiday tag created by Irina. Love her layout! See her blog: This was the make and take at a rubber stamp show. Finished size 3-3/4" x 6". It inspired me to make tags using the Holiday Lineup set.
  • Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Heard from the heart
  • CS: Holiday Treasures DS, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black, Staz On Black
  • Accys: Big Shot Scallop #2 die, 1/16" Corner Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Coluzzle, Piercer, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8" Red Taffeta Ribbon, Gold Cord (retired), Gold Jingle Bell, Stampin Write Pens: Old Olive, Real Red, Going Grey (retired), Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa.

Snowflake Basket

Here is the photo with the treat.

This is the basket without the Plastic cup and treat. The shreds were also made to match the basket. It takes 4 envelopes and several randomly placed snowflakes (also Big Shot Snowflake Die) in card stock and clear transparency film. Taking the clear snowflakes without losing an arm on the flake was challenging.
  • Stamps: Merry & Bright
  • CS: Bashful Blue, Clear Transparency, Whisper White, Card Stock Vellum
  • ink: Black Staz On
    Accys: Big Shot Snowflake Die, Glue Dots, Scallop Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon, Dimensional, 2 way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, 1 Clear tumbler shaped plastic cup, Small Plastic Bag, Stampin Write Pen in Bashful Blue and Pumpkin.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Holiday House Ornament

This Holiday House ornament was fun to create. My inspiration came from Denise who sent me a bird house swap. about a Holiday house! Wah-la! Look at Dawns Stamping Thoughts for her video on how to make the Crystal Effects icicles - see link at the right side of this blog! The "front door" opens to reveal "a very Merry Christmas". The gingham decorated "window" has a clear transparency film and a photo which can be replaced. The finished size for this is 6-1/2 x 4 and will fit in a legal envelope.

  • Stamps: Punches Three (Hostess), Canvas Background
  • CS: Real Red, Kraft, Whisper White
  • ink: Close to Cocoa, Craft White
  • Accys: sponge, Big Shot snowflake, 1/4" Punch, 2 way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Glue Dot, 3/16" Gingham Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Purchased Wreath, Old Olive Syampin Write Pen
Enjoy! - make your own Holiday House............

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Holiday Sparkling Tags

A vision of HAPPINESS!
This was a great project - in my favorite colors!

  • Stamps: Holiday Collection (Country Living Kit)
  • card stock: Whisper White, Real Red
  • ink: Real Red, Craft White, Encore Silver
  • accys: Sponges, Silver Elastic Cord, Big Shot Top Note+Snowflake+Join in the Cheer dies, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 way Glue Pen, Glue Dot, Round Tab Punch, 5/8" Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

October Fun Swaps

Here's my ghost that came home with me. He used to live in the basket below. He's a candy holder.
These ghosts are the CUTEST!! Maya tucked them into a basket she made, too. Love their google eyes! We all got to take a ghost home with us.
I swapped this tag with the group using the Holiday Collection stamps (Country Living Kit) I just received - I love this kit! The snowflake and "Peace" are using 2 way glue wityh Dazzling Diamonds. The photo doesn't show the Round Tab Punch for the hanger loop. Edges are sponged with white craft ink. More photos later of other tags made.
Mary is so generous! We made this waterfall card with a Xmas theme. Isn't it great?

This Xmas card is from Teri. The fine line of glitter doesn't show up well at all in the photo. It is on top/bottom of the striped designer Paper (Holiday Treasures) and the swirls in the tree (which are on dimensionals) - Love this!
Sharon shared this matchbook style tea bag holder with us. Finsihed size is 2-3/4 x 3-1/4. Perfect size to tuck into a purse.
Sonja shared this glitter techinique (and several others). This one is using Versamark, heat & stick with Chunky Glitter on chipboard. It really looks great! Maybe Sonja will post her other techniques soon on her blog. Stay tuned on her blog - see link: The Art & Craft of Sonja Shin at
This great card was from Maya. It uses the Ski Slope Designer Paper. A great idea shared: attach back of grosgrain ribbon with stickey tape - ta dah: no fraying at thge ends! Brillant! The red glitter was applied with 2 way glue pen - it took 3 passes to get it covered almost 100% .
Mary shared this cute little Thanksgiving surprise made from punches with the group. So Cute! The finished size is 2-1/2 x 2-1/2. She reminded us the instructions are on Stampin Success Oct. Page 9.
Aren't these all great swaps?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Birthday Decorations

This banner was made for a special Grandniece's birthday. Her favorite color is pink! It turned out a bit longer than expected: it is over 7-1/2 feet long. In between the letters and spaces, 1/4" Pink Edge ribbon was tied to secure each section from slipping. It can be used from year to year. More details below.
This photo (sorry it isn't very clear) is showing the banner "ends". The scallop circle is from the Big Shot Pennant. I used a 1-3/8" Circle Punch and 1-1/4" Circle Punch, then attached a punched butterfly. There is a 1/8: wide Pink satin ribbon used. At the end of the ribbon, a iridescent bead was used to "weigh" the banner tip.
This is one of the "spacers" in between Marissa's letters. Note larger silk artificial flower and bling in the center and punched butterfly toward the tip.
This is the 2nd "spacer" in between the letters used for Marissa's letters. This is using the larger artificial silk flower with a bling in the center. The punched butterfly to attached toward the tip.
This is a close-up of the banner showing the scallop circle designer paper used, netting on top of the stamped Pretty in Pink/Pixie Pink banner. The small artificial silk flower was part of the larger daisy which was taken apart. "R" is cut from using the Cricut George cartridge.
Favors for the girls were made covering Baby formula cans (Yippee - we recycled!) Cans for both girls and boys were filled with snacks. After the snacks in the cans are eaten, hopefully they can be recycled again for storage. The girl cans were stamped on Pretty in Pink and then wrapped around the can. Computer generated names backed with Pixie Pink attached. Final touches: Punched Butterfly attached randomly with a glue dot around can and Silk artificial flower with a diamond bling in the center. Where did I get these flowers? Look for 90% off bargains when the season is over. These were Daisy garlands, cut and taken apart, especially for this project. There are plenty left over daisies for more garlands or other projects.

These can favors are for the boys. Newspaper was used to cover the cans. The Bugs were attached using Pop-up Glue Dots. Can you believe I found the bugs at a local Pharmacy. Names were computer printed and edges sponged using Close to Cocoa.
Supplies used:

  • Stamps: Baroque Motifs
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, White, Close to Cocoa, Hostess Paper Pack Spr/Sum 2008
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa
  • Accys: Pink Netting fabric, Big Shot Pennant Die, Big Shot Scallop Circle Die, 1/8" satin Ribbon, Cricut George & Basics Shapes, Butterfly EK Success Punch, Artificial Flowers, Bling flower center, Glue dots, 5/8" White+Pink Organdy Ribbon, 1/4" Pink Pico edge satin ribbon, 5/8" Vanilla Pico Edge Satin Ribbon, Pearls by the yard trim, Iridescent Beads, Dimensionals, Newspaper, Plastic Bugs, Pop-up Glue Dots, 1/4" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch.

Whew! I think that's it!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Getting Organized

I participated in Designer Paper weeks ago! Look at the amount of papers I got from submitting 2 sets Designer Paper. I almost have all of them in the actual size and color. These are a great business tool to show both to customers as well as to co-ordinate with stamp sets. I finally found something to showcase them. I found a generic plastic 4x6 photo container which also came with it's own plastic photo case - the best part? $1.50 for both the album and case! They're from a Japanese store called "Daiso" in Daly City, California. Each photo album has 60 pages. A label maker was used to identify each album. I'll change out the designer papers when new ones come out later. I love being organized.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

World Card Day Project

This was for World Card Day (late post): I used the kit to make 3 boxes (mix and match lids) and used SU Note cards (which comes with envelopes). After making 15 cards (5 for each box), there was some designer paper left over . This project was inspired by Tami after her open house event. (see her blog at

Stamp: Wow Flowers
CS: Flower Power Card Elements kit
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive
Accys: Note Cards, Dimensionals, all other accys are from Flower Power Card Elements kit

Asian Wedding Favors

I just remembered I had a photo of these wedding favors made for a friend. The wedding was a couple years ago but I thought it would still go great with the invitation posted below. The wedding couple name and date is printed in the back of the box. Yes, we made a couple hundred of these things in a short amount of time! (The finished box size is 2 x 3-1/2 and can be filled with sweets. This box is made by using 1/2 sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 paper. It's called a 2-4-6-8 box. They turned out so great! Again, my favorite color!

Supplies used:
  • Stamp: Double Happiness (Asian Image)
  • Card Stock: SU Real Red
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accys: Notch Punch, SU Gold Embossing Powder, Gold cord (retired)

Asian Wedding Card

Here is a Asian Wedding card submitted for consideration. Asian word in front on the belly band is " Double Happiness" stamped, and then embossed in Gold. The belly band slips off and reveals invitation inside printed on Card Stock weight Vellum (which is sturdy) and backed with real red card stock. The "love" at the bottom of the vellum is also embossed in Gold. The font used for the invitation is "Chow Fun" (free download from Supplies used:
  • Stamp: Double Happiness (from Asian Image), Love (from Hero Arts)
  • Card Stock: SU Very Vanilla, SU Real Red, SU Vellum
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accys: SU Gold Embossing Powder, 1/2" Gold Organdy Ribbon, 1/8" punch

This was fun to create since these are my favorite colors! enjoy................

Thursday, October 16, 2008

2009 Create a Asian Calendar

This is my version of the 2009 Asian calendar. Finished size is 8x4-1/2, (SU 2009 Calendar is 8x4).
The following supplies will be used:
  • Stamp: Eastern Blooms
  • SU Dividers (item #105528) for protective cover
  • CS: Real Red, Black, Naturals Ivory, Whisper White
  • Ink: Real Red, Black, Encore Gold
  • Accys: 5/8" Black O-wires, BIA
Computer generated monthly inserts.
These are the computer generated tabs before they are cut. The front "2009 Calendar" is also computer generated.
These are the computer generated monthly tabs to co-ordinate with the inside pages. They were put through a Xyron.
Front cover is red (stamped on both sides, Back cover is Black
These stamped images are on each inside page facing the monthly calendar. Photos can be added.
This is a close-up of month tabs. Outside cover is stamped all over in Real Red.
Calendar is open to month of August.
This is the finished Asian Calendar next to the finished SU version that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Halloween: Last One

This is the very last Halloween card I'll make for the year. Maya, a fellow SU Demonstrator inspired me on the colors and layout of this card (Thank You Maya).

Stamps: Batty for You, Tasty Sweet
CS: Summer Sun, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Black
Ink: Black
Accys: 1/4" Black Grossgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Scallop punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Sponge

He is the handsomest Frankenstein ever. I CASED him from a fellow SU Demonstrator who participated in a recent swap (Olive: you're the best!). The only change I made was to give him black hair instead of Plum (I didn't have Plum CS). Isn't he just cute? Of all the monsters, I love Frankie the best.
CS: Old Olive, Black, Whisper White, Going Grey
Ink: Old Olive, Stampin Write Pen Black, Signo Gel White Pen
Accys: My Way Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch