Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Everybunny meets Petite Pocket Die

Another Downline project that we made a few weeks ago.  I just love that Petite Pocket Die.  Took me a while to buy it.  Thought I would not use it and boy was I wrong!!  I have used it several times as is and now I have found some new ways to use it.  I see more post with this Stampin' Up! Sizzix Die in the future!!

                                         Happy Stamping!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Here is our new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate that goes with our Simply Scored Tool.  You can watch the video.  I Love it!!

#125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate for $11.95.  Contact me if you would like to order this Stampin' Up! Product.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bunny in the Grass

Saw a cute little bunny on someone's website and it was made with a die of some sort, but I knew it could easily be made with our punches.  So I tried and here is what I came up with. 

Very easy to make.  I used 1 3/4 circle punch for the body, extra large oval for the face, the fancy flower punch for the ears - I had to punch two and cut the ears out. The eyes & clouds are from the cupcake punch and the nose if the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart punch. The grass is the Adorning Accent Edgelit Die. Enjoy!

                                         Happy Stamping!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cute litte Chick

My downline made this cute little chick treat bag at my downline meeting last week.  It is really easy to make.

Cut a piece of cardstock (I used daffodil delight) to 3 1/4 x 11.

Score on the long side at 2", 5 3/4" & 7 1/4'
**Please note the measurements are correct now. They were originally posted with incorrect measurements!**
Make the 2" flap round.  I  traced a small round plate and hand cut it.  I glued the "hair" to the back of the treat holder.  I used the Blossom Bouqet Triple Layer Punch.  I moved the little bar over to the last notch.  The feet are made from the Blossom Punch.  I used the banner punch for the beak and the owl punch for the eyes. 

Here are some pictures to hopefully help you understand what I used and how I scored the cardstock.

These are the punches I used.  The arrows are pointing to the the pieces I used.  I did use the last one on the middle punch.  I also used the blossom punch, but it is not pictured.

                          These are the pieces that I punched.

This is how I cut each piece to make the parts for the chick.  I used the arrows to point to the pieces I used from banner punch and the Triple Layer Punch.  You can get two pieces out of the triple layer punch and more feet from the Blossom Punch if you want. 

I cut a piece of cardstock to 3 1/4 x 11.  Score this on the long side at 2, 5  3/4 and 7 1/4.  **Please note the measurements in the picture are incorrect, the measurements mentioned here are correct now** Here is a picture just to show you how to score the cardstock.  Sorry it is not close enough to see, but I think if you click on the picture it should make it bigger. It is simple and am sure you have made many of these before and did not even need this picture.

This is what the top looks like.  I just took a small plate and traced around it to make straight edge curved and then cut it out.

I put some jelly beans in our little 3x5 cellophane bags.  Stapled it shut and added a strip of adhsive to the top and placed it onto the inside of the treat holder.

Here is a side view of the chick.  I put the nose on w/a dimensional and used that to keep it shut.  Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Masculine Card

One of my clubs made this Double Dutch Fold card at our hostess club.  We have one male stamper and he had asked me to make a masculine card.  So this is what I came up with.  You can find directions on under resources and then just enter Double Dutch Fold on the search button.  Great tutorial there. 

This is the inside of the card.  It was really easy to do and I had fun making it. 

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

3x3 Birthday Card Tutorial

This is the best I could do on making a tutorial for this card. 

I was asked by several people on how to make it, so I thought I would try a my way tutorial. 

You will need any DSP (scraps work great for this little card).  I used Everyday Enchantment from Sale-a-bration.  The strips are
3 3/4" x 3/4", 3 1/2" x 3/4", and 3" x 3/4".  The card is 6x3 piece of crumb cake cardstock scored at 3".  You will also need strips from coordinating DSP for the scallops.  Those are strips are 3 1/4" x 3/4", 3" x 3/4" and 2 1/2" x 3/4".  When you punch them, they will be smaller.  Of course, you could make a regular size card and make everything bigger. 

Score the longer strips at 1/4" on each end.  You will attach them to the card using the scored ends.  Using the scallop edge punch, you will punch the shorter strips.

Glue the scallops strips onto the strips that are scored.

Start applying your strips onto the card.  You will add glue to the ends (remember you scored them at 1/4") and bow them out as you place them on the card.

Here are some different views of the card so you can see how I attached the strips.  You start with the one on the bottom, when you go to attach the next one, you place it so it is just inside of the first one. 

This is the finished card.  You can add the banner on the top or leave it as is.  I added candles from the cupcake punch to the top of the cake.  The only reason I added a banner to my first one was because I stamped something on the top and did not like it. So I covered it with the banner. 

Hope this was easy to understand.  If you have anymore questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Would love to see what you have created.

Happy Stamping!

A Litte St. Patrick's Day Treat

Using the two tag Big Shot die I made this little treat pouch for my Hostess Clubs. 

This is the inside of the pouch.

I put Andes Candy Mints inside the little pouch.  I thought they worked best because they were green.  :-)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Birthday Gift Continued

Here is the gift that was in that Bento Box.  Another Key Faub using Stampin' Up! fabric. 

This is another view of the box that I made.  I could not get all the pictures on the first post.  Here is a picture of the side view of the box.

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

March Birthday Gift

I had to make another birthday gift for a celebration yesterday.  I had an idea of what I wanted to make, but just needed to do it.  Between getting ready for a  ladies group meeting, a downline meeting, a club meeting, volunteering, Bunco (2 of them this week) and of course housework, I had to make a gift. 

This is what I came up with:

For me it's all about the packaging.  I mean the gift is important, but I want it to look good and I just don't want to put it in a bag, even though sometimes I have to because I run out of time.  So, I knew I wanted to make this little "Bento Box" that I saw.  It was made out of fabric, but when I saw it, I thought I can make that out of cardstock.  So, it was the size of a lunch box, because that is what a Bento Box is.  It looks like this: 

I found this on Pinterest, of course!  I went to the Blog and then made it into a box out of cardstock.  Of course it is like 1/3 of the size and does NOT have the inserts because I did not need them and voila this is what I came up with.

No, I did not use the  Box#2 die...did not even think about it at the time (midnight) when I was working on this.  To give myself credit, that die did not open like I wanted it to for this box, but I'm sure you could make it work. 

Then I had a problem with the handle, but I finally got it together and was done with it about 2:00 am.  Are we crafters crazy or what?  Do you know of anyone else who would stay up late into the night or early morning, making something that is probably going to be thrown away anyways, but you have to get it done and will stay up all night til it is done and then have this great feeling of satisfaction that you can't go to sleep?  That was me! I was so excited about it and no one to share it with.  The funny thing, yall probably won't even think a thing about it or notice it or know all the work that went into, but that is what crafting is all about.  Well that is my opinion! 

Here is another view of the box and excuse the bad photography.  I took the pictures in the morning, but we had a rainstorm and it was cloudy.  I tried some lighting, but of course I was running late, so it was some quick pictures or no picutres.  I usually forget to take pictures. 

For some reason I cannot seem to post another picture.  So, I will try again later in a different post. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Small Cupcake Card

A while back, Stampin' Up! sold these cute little mini cards.  I had still had a few and decided to make a little card.  I showed my clubs how to use the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #120805 $14.95 for 12 sheets on this card.  At Leadership someone (sorry I don't know her name) showed us how to use these sheets.  I was so amazed at how easy they were to use AND they have been in our catalog all year and I never had bought them, more less used them.

They are really very easy to use.  You just punch the sheet (adhereing the sheet on a piece of cardstock works best)  or you can cut them and use them with the big shot.  Again on a piece of cardstock or material works best.  For this card I just punched some circles (w/o adhereing them to cardstock) w/the 3/4 inch circle punch #119873 $10.95 and the 1/2" circle punch  #119869 $5.95.  I removed the backing and placed them on Whisper White cardstock #100730 $8.50 for 40 sheets, burnished the circles before removing the 2nd backing and then added dazzling diamonds.  What a WOW effect!!  It looks way better in real life!!

All I can say is that once I showed my clubs these, almost everyone bought them!!  Stampin' Up! products are amazing!!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Door Prize

I've decided to try and start giving door prizes at my hostess club meetings.  II say try because it may not happen at every meeting, but I am going to TRY to have door prizes.  I make so many 3-D projects, because I LOVE 3D projects!!  So, I thought I would not just show them, but I would share them as well.   I had other prizes, some product and some cards, but had quite a few door prizes but forgot to take pictures of most of them.  I am always working to the last minute and then I foget to take pictures. 

The cupcake magnet post was one, as well as the raccoon that my downline made and then I gave an extra one away.  Each group I have gets different door prizes. So here is ONE of the door prizes that I gave away. 

It was very simple.  A clothespin that was covered in Cherry Cobbler DSP from the Regals Paper Stack #117154 $19.95.  It did not take much at all..really great project for scraps.  I then used the Cupcake Builder punch #121807 $16.95.  I ran the Pretty in Pink cardstock #100459 $6.95 through our crimper #101618 $19.95 first and then punched it. I put a dimensional #104430 $3.95 on the cupcake and attached it to the 1 1/4" circle punch #119861 $15.95.  I used soft suede classic stamp pad #115657 $5.95 to sponge the edges of all of it. 

Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Late Valentine Project

This is one of the projects that we made at our Hostess Club back in January.  I know it is late, but I was going through some pictures and found it and realized I never posted this.  You can make it for any holiday really. 

It is using the Two Tag Die.  I have used that die lately for most of the club projects.  It is so easy and versatile.  I just used a piece of 3 x 6 1/4" piece of Blushing Bride paper.  I folded the BB paper in half and placed it just above the cut on the die. That way it would not cut the bottom and I could keep it folded for a pocket like piece to place a piece of candy in. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another Birthday Gift

I had another birthday celebration to go to last week.  This is the gift that I made for Michelle. 

It is a key fob made from our Stampin' Up! Material Spice Cake.  I thought loop was too big, so I cut it down some and then after it was cut realized it was supposed to go around your wrist.  I told her I owe her another one done right!!  Sorry Michelle for the mistake. Hope I can make another one before we see each other again.  I also used Chocolate Chip ribbon and some hardware I bought at a sewing store.

Here is the card that I gave her:

I used the Everday Enchantment DSP #126154 from Stampin' Up!
Sale-a-bration 12x12 paper FREE w/a $50 order.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper.  I also used the tip of the Petite Pennants Builder Punch #122361  16.95 and the "wish big" from the Pennant Parade Stamp Set #122742 (clear) $16.95.  Other items used were the candles from the Cupcake Builder punch #121807 and some Calpyso Coral Baker's Twine #125573.   I loved how this card turned out.  It was 3x3 card.  Yes, all that fit on a 3x3 card!!

Here is another view of the card:

 Just showing you that the birthday cake does fan out some from the card. 

This was the basket that I made to put the gift inside.

It is a cute little basket that I saw made at Leadership in San Antonio.  It is made from a 6x6 piece of paper, so it is not very big. You can go to this blog for a tutorial.

Here is the gift all put together:

That is it for today!  Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Birthday Gift

I made this rose bouquet for my friend, Sherry's birthday.  She LOVES yellow and blue.  So I made the roses out of Daffodil Delight and put a Marina Mist 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon bow around the small little pot I purchased at Ikea years ago.  I bought the tutuorial from Diary of Two Crafty Girls blog. 


I liked how they turned out and she was very happy with them.

Here is the card I made to go along with the flowers:

Happy Birthday Sherry!!