Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Harvest of Thanks

This was my swap card for the recent Stampin' Up! Convention I went to. I used product from the new Holiday catalog which goes live tomorrow, August 1. Can't wait! I used several product from this catalog. Harvest of Thanks stamp set, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper ( love the name ) and my new favorite Embossing Folder, Pretty Print. I love the soft color combo of Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Crushed Curry.

Supplies Used:
Harvest of Thanks stamp set - wood mount 131736, clear mount 131739
Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper - 132184
Crumb Cake cardstock - 120953
Soft Sky cardstock - 131203
Whisper White cardstock - 100730
Crushed Curry cardstock - 131199
Crumb Cake ink - 126975
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack ( flower shape under the pearl ) 118309
Pearl Basic Jewels - 119247
Apothecary Accents Framelits - 127003

Monday, July 29, 2013

Bridal Shower Favors

My oldest son Adam is getting married August 24 and this past weekend my daughter and I gave a bridal shower for his fiance Stephanie. It was a surprise. We had planned a mother/daughter lunch at a local tea house ( lie ).  I told her that we'd have to make it a late lunch because I had a scrapbook class that I was teaching that day and it wasn't going to get out until 1:30 or so ( I totally lied ). She and her mom were to meet my daughter and I at the house at two. Right on schedule, she walked in the door and SURPRISE!

The colors for the wedding are Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight and used those colors for the favors. Inside the bag is chocolate. Yum-O! When the new Stampin' Up! Catalog came out and I saw these bags in there I was thrilled! They are actually flat bags and I did a bit of scoring and folding to make them into a bag with a gusset. Here is a quick tutorial on how I did that. 

Tag A Bag Gift Bags 131370
Price: $3.95
Tag a Bag Gift bags are a fun way to give a treat to someone special. Kraft bags with White chevron ombre print. Combine these with our Tag a Bag Accessory Kit and you can't go wrong!

* 10 bags, each 5-1/4" x 8-1/4"
* Food safe

These are the bags I used in the catalog. As I said, they are flat. Great for tucking little gifts into or using for a candy buffet at a wedding or any event. I wanted the bags to have a flat bottom so this is how I did that.

I laid the bag on my Simply Scored Tool and scored at 1" and 4" ( ignore the little marker which I did not use as a guide ). 
Then turn the bag and score 1" along the bottom of the bag.
Then I used my bone folder to fold all the score lines making it easy to fold. 
I opened the bag and stuck my hand in and flattened the the bottom and folded in the sides to make gussets. 
I put a piece of sticky strip on each little flap and then folded those down to make the bottom flat. 

It's that easy! I did cut a piece of cardstock to about 2" by 3" inches, I think and placed that on the inside bottom to make it sturdy. Fill with candy and decorate the outside and voila! 
I made the little flowers using the Creped Filter paper. Folded and punched the paper using my 1-1/4" Scallop punch, then sponged using Daffodil Delight, layered five pieces together and used a brad to hold them together and squished to make a fluffy flower. 
Just have to show you the decor I hung over the food table and gift table. I made those puffy balls using tissue paper - so easy to do! The rosette was easy to make using my  Rosette die for the Big Shot. 
 I made two smaller ones as well to hang over the gift table which I forgot to take a picture of. Easy diy decor to make for any occasion!

Supplies Used:
Tag a Bag Gift Bags - 131370
Regal Designer Series Paper Stacks - 130139
Brights Designer Series Paper Stacks - 130134
Creped Filter Paper - 129393
Teeny Tiny wishes stamp set - wood mount - 128748 clear mount - 127802
Bitty Banners Framelits - 129267
Daffodil Delight ink - 126944
Night of Navy ink - 126970
Scallop Punch 1-1/4" - 127811
Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die - 125594
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons - 127555
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246



Friday, July 5, 2013

Mosaic Madness

 I created a very simple design here using the Mosaic Madness stamp set and Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper. I LOVE, love, love the colors in the paper!

This month Stampin' Up! has a deal on the Designer Series Paper........

Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013
Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for free!

 The Fine Print:
  • These items don't qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
    • No limits. Order six? You'll get two for free. Nine? You'll get three for free.
    • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154. 
    Stock up and Save!

    Click below to order in my online store. 


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Washi Tape

Washi Tape is a new favorite embellishment that is so easy to use and creates fun projects! What is Washi Tape you might ask? It originates from Japan and is made of paper and feels kind of like masking tape. You can lay the tape down and peel it off if it is not positioned correctly. This is new to Stampin' Up! and of course the patterns we have coordinate with our colors and some of the designer series paper!

I've used the Gingham Garden tape for my sample here. There are three designs that come in this selection. I just laid it across my cardstock and cut the ends flush with the card. I layered the piece on Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush.

The color for my flower was pulled from the Washi Tape of course! Daffodil Yellow, Marina Mist and Strawberry Slush. The images were stamped and then cut out using coordinating Framelits. A fun little card to make and sure to put a smile on the person who receives it!

Supplies Used:
Daydream Medallions stamp set - wood mount 131976 clear mount 126467
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set - wood mount 132022 clear mount 126257
Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape - 129314
Strawberry Slush cardstock - 131295
Strawberry Slush ink - 131178
Daffodil Delight cardstock - 119683
Daffodil Delight ink - 126944
Marina Mist cardstock - 119682
Marina Mist ink - 126962
Whisper White cardstock - 100730
Stripes Embossing Folder - 123128

 Stampin' Up! is offering an online class on how to use Washi Tape with lots of inspiration to create your own designs! The following topics are covered in the class:
  • The Washi Basics
  • Washi-The Next Step
  • Above and Beyond
  • Sharing Washi with Others
  • Memory Keeping
  • Storage
  • Only the Beginning. . . 
And wait, there's more! This class is also being offered as part of the What to Washi Bundle. When you order the bundle you receive everything listed below:
  • What to Washi Class
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
  • Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
  • Season of Style Designer Washi Tape
  • Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape
  • 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
Each Washi Tape package contains three coordinating rolls of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Washi Tape for a total of 12 rolls. And when you order the What to Washi Bundle, you'll be the first to receive our Season of Style and Witches Brew Washi Tape packages; they aren't available to individual purchase until August 1! 

What to Washi Bundle:  item 134743
Price:  $36.95 US/$45.95 CA

Click Here to View Flyer

The online class can be ordered HERE Click Online Classes to the left.