Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spooky Treat Box

Hi all! A fellow demonstrator showed how to make this box at the Phoenix, AZ Stampin Up Regional I attended in January. I'm sorry I don't remember who it was, but I love the box because it closes flat so you can mail it! The box that was demonstrated was smaller, so my sideline, Eva Davalos, came up with the measurements for a box that would be 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" so it could hold 3x3 cards or candy.

This is the top of the box; I used the Wicked Cool Stamp Set and the Wicked Fun Designer Series Paper. I don't know if you can see it, but to get the "bling", I added Dazzling Diamonds to the main image after I punched it out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. To make the box closure, I punched out a 3/4" circle and attached it to the box using a silver brad. Finally, after distressing the top layers, I added 1/8" Olive Taffeta Ribbon to the top of the box and the hat.

This is the inside of the box; like I said, it's great for holding 3x3 cards or yummy candy!

These are the templates for the inside box portion and the outside box wrap. You can click on the image to enlarge it so you can see the measurements.
These pictures show where you'll need to attach Sticky Strip to the inside box before adhering it to the box wrap. The first picture is the back (or bottom) of the box and the second picture is the inside (or top) of the box where you'll be putting candy. You can see that on the back of the box, only the bottom and 2 flaps get adhesive.
Thanks for looking and email me if you have any questions!

This picture shows what the inside of the box looks like once it's adhered to the box wrap.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Flower Folds Die Card

I love this beautiful and joyful flower card I made for a swap! I actually used the new SU Color Coach for guidance and I think the colors combine really well.

Stamp Sets: Sweetheart and For You Flower single stamp.
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Early Espresso.
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, and Play Date DSP.
Other: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Flower Folds Bigz XL Die, Big Shot machine, Stampin Dimensionals, sponge, Daffodil 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" circle punch, and 1 3/8" circle punch.

To make the flower, I used the 2 smaller petals on the Flower Folds Die then I sponged them with Pumpkin Pie ink before layering them together with Stampin Dimensionals.

I got the design idea from a beautiful card another demonstrator shared, Connie Collins. I changed some of the layout and the colors and voila! It's great to get ideas from other demonstrators! Don't forget the current SU special promotion if you're interested in becoming a demonstrator!

Thanks for looking and contact me if you have any questions!

Monday, September 13, 2010

SU Letterpress Plates Video!

Here's another Shannon West Stampin' Up! training video - yes, I love them!! Shannon shows us different ways to use the Big Shot Letterpress Plates in the new Holiday Mini Catalog. If you'd like to know more or if you'd like to order the plates, please contact me to receive "preferred pricing"! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Watercolor Wonder Crayons by Stampin' Up!

Shannon West always does a great job demonstrating new techniques! This is a Stampin' Up! video showing you the different ways you can use Watercolor Crayons. SU's watercorlor crayons are artist quality and last a long time; so they are a great investment if you love to watercolor!! It's amazing that watercorlor crayons, pastels, and inks all give you a different look, so I'm glad we have options!

Thanks for watching and contact me if you'd like to try these watercolor crayons!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Island Oasis Card Tote

Here's another project I made with the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper and the On Board Briefcase chipboard. I adhered a cardstock box to 2 decorated pieces of briefcase chipboard; the box is about 1/2" wide and almost 6" long. Since the box is long, the completed tote can hold full-sized cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and envelops. It makes a really cute gift for anyone!

I used the Island Floral Bigz Die and the Big Shot machine to cut out the flower petals I layered and adhered to the front of the tote. Again, I should have shaded the petals before I put the flower together, but didn't have time. The tote has a pocket on the front to hold stamps or other items; the pocket is about 1/4" wide. I got the idea for this card holder from Glenda Calkins, another fellow demonstrator who was kind enough to share! Thanks Glenda!

Thanks for looking and contact me if you have any questions!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Island Oasis Mini Accordian Album

I made this cute Mini Accordian Album using the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper, the Tropical Party Stamp Set, and the On Board Briefcase chipboard. All of these were available in the SU Summer Mini Catalog. I also used the SU Island Floral Bigz Die to cut out the large flower on the cover of the album; this die is still available and it make gorgeous flowers! I got the idea for this mini album from a fellow SU demonstrator; Jan Farring. Jan was kind enough to share her creation on the Stampin Up demonstrator website; thanks so much Jan!

This is a close up of the flower on the cover. I curled the edges of the flower and scored the leaves. I didn't have time to shade the petals, but next time I will.

These are the first 2 pages in the album. I cut 5 pieces of Tempting Turquoise cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored them at 4 1/4". I then did the valley/moutain folding and attached the pages to create the mini album.

Here are pages 3 and 4 of the mini album.

And here are pages 5 and 6 of the mini album. I used various ribbons and gold brads for accents. Thanks for looking and contact me if you have any questions!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day of Gratitude Card

This card is posted on Stampin' Up!'s website and it's made with a stamp set out of the NEW Holiday Mini Catalog. I wanted to share it with you because I thought it was so beautiful with the warm colors and great layout! You can go to http://www.stampinup.com/ to get a list of the products used to make this card, but be certain to call me to purchase the items to receive the "preferred pricing" amounts! Thanks for looking!