Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Confetti Simply Scrappin Quick Cards

Here are some quick cards from the Confetti Simply Scrappin' kit. You could make so many more of these, as I only used one of the sets of sticker sheets. Most of the layouts are from 2006 Convention ideas. They were pretty quick, and used the Eat Cake stamp set as well. All cards are 3x6. Use a no. 6 envelope.
Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Saffron inks.

Here is a link to a blog with more cute ideas for using this Simply Scrappin' kit.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Basic Grey Winterland

I just got some of Basic Grey's new Figgy Pudding papers and the Winterland acrylic stamp set today at the Scrapbooks Galore and More store. Love it!! Here is a card layout and idea from Shel999 from Splitcoast. I changed the papers, and such but the idea was the same. It's pretty.

Thanks Shel.

Stampin' UP! products used: chocolate chip and cool caribbean paper, shimmery white paper
chocolate chip, old olive, and cool caribbean inks, theater ribbon originals.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Awesome Paper Bows and a Pretty Paper Package too

Okay it's time to throw out the cheap plastic bows we put on our packages, grab some double sided designer papers, and make your own coordinated bows to adorn your gifts. These are so easy to make. Grab a stapler, some pop up glue dots, and your patterned papers and get ready to make oodles of bows in no time flat. See this tutorial for directions: Paper Bows.
I made this one with scraps of my Dashing paper from Stampin' UP! Remember that you can buy 3 packs of designer paper and get the 4th one FREE only during the month of November. You know you can use the paper to wrap small presents in a box too. Or use it for embellishing a paper bag and attach the fancy bow to the top or front. I think that would be pretty too.

Green and Brown Sympathy

Black, Red and White sympathy

I needed to make a few sympathy cards, so I found this sketch and color scheme on Splitcoaststampers and loved it. How simple and elegant and suitable for a sympathy card. So here it is. Basic black, red and white. I just made a card front and then glued that to a white folded over card base. This is the Garden Silhouettes Level 2 hostess set and last years Warmest Regards hostess sets. You gotta get these hostess sets, ya'll. They are great.

Quick Dilly Dally Baby cards

I made 36 of these in shades of blue, green, pink and purple using left over pieces of retired Designer papers. I used the Dilly Dally Baby wheel which is so quick and easy and accented with ribbons, an oval punch out and short sentiment on the front. Pretty quick to do assembly line style.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Don't forget....Holiday mini order through Nov. 30th

For those of you who check my blog regularly (and I thank you for doing so), I just want to remind you that this is the last month to get your hands on the cute stamps, sparkling metallic cord, elegant satin ribbons, fun chipboard ornament elements, gorgeous designer papers and wrapping paper, and fun gift card holders that are in the Holiday mini catalog. You just can't beat these items for versatility and fun for the holiday season. Plus all the stamp sets are die cut which means you just pop the stamp pieces out of the rubber sheet, stick them on the wood blocks and you are ready to create. No cutting out or time consuming assembly required. So don't forget to place your orders along with the awesome Paper Party special this month: buy 3 packs of designer paper and get the 4th one FREE. And save 10% off your order if you buy the paper party special. Wow! That is an awesome deal.
Contact me ASAP for getting that order placed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Garden Sillouettes

This is a card I made to go in a set of cards for a friend to give away as Christmas gifts. The next several posts will be for that.

Garden Sillouettes, Floral Background, and Papertrey Faux Ribbons sets
River Rock and Basic Grey inks
River rock, basic grey and basic black papers
River rock and black ribbons
Vintage brads
small oval punch

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Office card class: Jumbo Paper clip

Here is the jumbo paper clip that is so easy to make. It does take some special equipment if you choose to make more yourself. You get the jumbo clips at Wal-Mart in the office section. A container is only $1. You also need extra strength adhesive that will adhere to metal. I got some Elmer's Craft Bond Ultrafix adhesive from Wal-mart as well as the super strong magnets. Those items are in the craft area.

You simply take a piece of chipboard and use that as a base (I would recommend that route for magnets), or use your scallop flower punch or round circle punches for the base of your clip. Cut out two and sandwich the clip in between them with the Ultra strong adhesive. Let this dry overnight. Then you can embellish it.
I used a stamped flower (more mustard with rock and roll edges in real rust, and river rock), some wasabi ribbons, and a round tab with one of the Office Accoutrement stamps. You can use whatever you want. I am including supplies to make what I did as far as the paper clip base. These are fun and easy and would be great gifts. Have fun.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Office Card Kit in a Box class grand finale

I hope you all have enjoyed this Office Card kit. I must say these stamps are not easy for me to use. I don't know why. Maybe cause I just don't have an office imagination. But it has been fun to try to incorporate these elements into various projects. These stamps are great for masculine projects and memo type cards. I hope you use this last month's samples as springboards for your own creativity. I am sorry I was so late in getting these done. I am including some sheets of plain wasabi, river rock and mustard papers in your kits, so you can do with them as you please in creating your own clipboards, tins, and journals. If you have questions about anything I did, please just email me and ask.

Here are links to all the projects:

Little reminders tin remake
On Board Journal
9x9 clipboard
jumbo paperclip bookmark

Bonus project: I am giving you a piece of chipboard to use for making a little tag booklet to hold tags with the library card stamped on them to record monthly birthdays. See this link from Splitcoaststampers. I haven't had time to make this, but the stickers from the Little Reminders tin like the calander one and the small notes one along with flowers would make an easy accent for the cover. You could use the round tab punch to put at the end of each sheet to help find each month. If you have the old Day to Day Flexible phrases set that just retired, you could use that for stamping the months. Otherwise just hand write them. Once I get one done, I will post it with pictures. For now I think you can see from the Splitcoast post what I am taking about.

Office Little Reminders tin remake

Here is the Little Reminders tin makeover. I made it into a little desk photo album for my husband to put on his desk. I realized once I got it done, I should have used that spiral punch for my printed paper accents. Duh!! I have been in such a rush to get this little thing done, and not using anyone else's sketch I might add, that I totally forgot to do that. Oh well. I hope it inspires you and you can totally tweak it and make it even better.

Specs: I used river rock papers (8 1/2 by 5 -2 sheets) for the fold out part. You use a slot punch to make room for the ribbon "binding" which I stuck together with a little glue dot. Just use a small scrap of the wasabi ribbon for that. Then I stamped all over these sheets front and back with river rock ink and various small stamps from the Office Accoutrement and Stamp of Authenticity sets. I took a picture so you could see. Then I took a 4 1/4x 5 piece and did the same for the inside of the front cover. I also used the large corner rounder on all the corners to match the inside corners of the tin. This is the old large corner rounder Stampin' UP! used to sell. You could use the small one too, but it won't match perfectly.
Then I just used scraps of Notations papers and Little Reminders accents and put my photos on them . I made two pockets for "library cards" which I will write a special message on to Scott from the boys.
For the front and back covers I just traced around the outside of the tin and sticky taped them to the outside. I stamped and embellished them. Not too hard. Have fun with this project.

One last project to go and that is jumbo paper clips. I will include magnets for you with this, but you could use these as big book marks too.