Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rosette Tag & Bag, HUGE Sale and Weekly Deals

It is snowing here in PA today and I needed a break from the Thanksgiving prep, so I went to my studio - a place I love to be, and created this adorable bag. These bags are a perfect size when you just want to give a little something to someone. They are lined on the inside making them safe to put food in. Perhaps some homemade chocolate!

I used the Rosette Die from Stampin' Up! to make my rosette. This die is on sale right now until Monday, December 1 - a great bargain!

The die  has two different edges. Round or pointed. You choose which edge you want on your rosette. Putting the rosettes together is easy to do.

  1. Cut your cardstock or paper to the size you want for your rosette. My cardstock was 12" x 2". Lay it on the edge of your die and run through the Big Shot. For my size rosette I cut two pieces.
  2. This die cuts and scores. 
  3. Use Sticky Strip or a heavy duty adhesive to attache the pieces together after you accordion fold them. 
  4. Next, attach the ends so that you can form the rosette. 
  5. Using a glue gun is the easiest way to get your rosette to stay together. I use my silicone craft sheet for the next steps. 
  6. Form the rosette.
  7. Add a blob of hot glue onto the silicone sheet - the glue does not stick on the sheet. 
  8. Squish the rosette into the blob of glue and form. Hold for a few seconds until the glue holds. It can then be peeled off of the sheet easily. 
To finish the rosette, I stamped my greeting and banner cut the ends and attached with a glue dot. I used glue dots to adhere my gold sequins and also the pretty gold bow. I put the rosette on a Cherry Cobbler colored circle that was cut out using the Circles Framelits.

The bag was stamped using the snowflake from the Trendy Trims stamp set. I used Versamark Ink. 

I used the Banner Framelits to cut the large banner, adhered it to the front of the bag with sticky strip, just on the top so that the bag can be opened.The rosette was placed on top using dimensionls.

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Check out the AMAZING deals from Stampin' Up! in this Extravaganza of a sale! 

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals! Check out the savings on the Rosette Die! 


Friday, November 21, 2014

Under The Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper Card Makeover

I posted this card back in October. You can see the  post HERE.  I did get positive feedback from the design but I felt it lacked something - maybe ribbon, or the greeting stamped on different cardstock. So I went to my studio and started playing around.

Isn't this better?? I changed the top layer piece so that it had a different design underneath - the green stipes. I think the contrast looks so much better! Stamping the greeting on Whisper White cardstock brightened the card up ( I did sponge the edges with Crumb Cake ink so it wasn't so bright ) and the added bow just makes it oh so cute!

Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Newborn King

Glory To The Newborn King! This is a simple design layout that is quick and easy to make. 
  • Elegant Eggplant card base - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 - round two corners
  • Whisper White layer - 4 x 5-1/4  - emboss with Filigree Frame, round corners, stamp the star using Smoky Slate ink and the words in Elegant Eggplant. 
  • Ink main image with Elegant Eggplant ink, stamp on Whisper White and cut out using the Circle Framelits for the Big Shot.
  • Cut another circle from the Silver Foil paper and layer the two together - use a dimensional to adhere.
  • Voila! A simple and quick card to assemble. 
Tip: you can put two pieces of cardstock in an embossing folder and run through the Big Shot at once. 

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Star Framelits and Under the Tree Specialty Designer Paper - PLUS a Giveaway!

  • The Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! is one of my favorite products from this years Holiday Catalog! I love the texture, sturdy cardstock-weight kraft sheets perfect for making boxes, yet not to thick, that it can be layered on a card. 
  • This is double sided, like all the gorgeous designer paper from Stampin' Up!, with color print on one side and white printed patterns on the other. 
  • I saw this card on Pinterest by Teneale Williams, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Australia.

  • I really love the layout which I used as a jumping point to making my card. Pinterest is great for that! If you need an idea, even if you do not have the particular stamp set used, you can use the layout to make your own design.
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  • The Merry Christmas used on my card comes from a stamp set called Good Greetings. This was an incentive stamp set for placing a qualifying order which expired Oct. 31.  I have one of these stamp sets to give away! The FIRST person who places an online order with me for at least $200 ( you will also earn Hostess Dollars ) by November 22, 2014, will receive this set for FREE! All other orders will receive 3 hand stamped Christmas cards from me, with envelopes.
  • This incentive is only good through me. Orders must be placed on my website and please make sure that you allow me to contact you so that I can mail you the free gift. 
There are 19 wonderful greetings in this stamp set.

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