Friday, September 30, 2011

Spice Cake DSP Gift Card Set

Good morning everyone!  First, I would like to thank Julie, DawnKathleen, Kadie, Bit's Grandma, Rachel, and Donna for taking the time to leave me a comment; I can't thank you all enough for the encouragement and nice words!!  The comments I got gave me the impression that what I've been making and showing is in line with what people want to see, I'll be more careful to include measurements.  In fact, below are the templates with measurements to make the above Card Gift box (holds full sized cards).

Box Body:

The box body is made from a full sheet of cardstock measuring 8 1/2" x 11".  You score on the vertical side at 1 1/4" and 7 1/4" then you turn the cardstock and score on the horizontal side at 4 7/8" and 6 1/8".  This gives you a box that is 6" wide by 4 7/8" tall by 1 1/4" deep.  The design for this box came from fellow demonstrator, France Martin; she was kind enough to share her idea; thank you France!  I changed the measurements and colors, but I decorated the box just like she did because it was so beautiful; I love this Spice Cake DSP!

Box Flap:

The box flap (top closure) is made from a piece of cardstock measuring 6" x 5 3/8"; you score on the vertical side at 2" and 3 3/8".  Yes, all this scoring is made easy with the NEW SIMPLY SCORED TOOL!  Once the flap is scored, you attach it to the box using Sticky Strip then apply a velcro disk under the rosette as a box closure.

The paper rosette or lollie was made using a piece of DSP measuring 1 1/4" x 12" and scored at every 1/4" interval.  I glued the rosette together using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; I didn't need to use a hot glue gun.  If you keep your rosettes tight after you accordian fold them; they are easy to handle.  One of my customer's teenage daughter made this rosette and had it glued together in no time!  I made the flower center from cardstock and the new In Color brads.  The cards in this set are simple and quick and make a GREAT gift!

Stamps: Perfect Punches
Inks: Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, and Spice Cake Deigner Paper.
Accessories: Big Shot machine, Fun Flowers Die, Polka Dot embossing folder, Lattice embossing folder, large oval punch, modern label punch, scallop oval punch, several circle punches, Lace Ribbon border punch, anitque brads, In Color brads, paper piercer, mat pack, Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimenstionals, Pool Party ruffled ribbon, vanilla seam binding ribbon, Simply Scored tool, and SNAIL.

Thanks for visiting and you can order any of the products for this project by going to, click on Store, and create an Online Account with Stampin Up.  When you create your Online Account, be sure to select me as your demonstrator to get the preferred pricing.  Also, if you already have an Online Account, you can update it and include me as your demonstrator.  Contact me if you have any questions and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Audience Survey - input needed!

Good Monday everyone!  I hope you enjoyed the video tutorial I posted on Saturday!  I've noticed that I have a few "regulars" who visit my blog and I'm trying to figure out what kind of audience I have.  What I want to know is how best to direct my blog efforts.  So, I'm wondering, are my followers mostly other SU demonstrators or SU customers?  Do you all want to see more technique videos like the one I did using glitter and window sheets, or would you like to see card making or 3-D project ideas.  I'm trying to figure out what kind of posting and videos to make, so you're input would be appreciated! 

I know that most people never want to leave a comment, but I'm really hoping that you regulars take a minute to let me know what you're hoping to see when you visit my blog.  So thanks in advance for your input and for letting me know if you're a demonstrator or a customer - feel free to email me your info if you'd rather not leave a comment below!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hersey Nugget Holder - Video Tutorial

Here's a short video showing you how to make a box that holds 7 Hershey Nugget chocolates. It's great as a party favor or as a gift. With the It's a Wrap Stamp Set, you can customize it for weddings, birthdays, etc! And with the stamp set It's a Wrap Holidays in the Holiday Mini Catalog, you can add some fun for Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: It's a Wrap
Ink: Black, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Not Quite Navy.
Paper: Basic Black and Window Sheets
Accessories: Organza ribbon, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored, and Paper Snips.

Box Base: 3 9/16" x 9", score at 1/2" and 1 1/8" on all 4 sides.
Box Lid: 2 1/2" x 7 15/16", score at 5/8" on all 4 sides.

MEASUREMENT NOTE: Depending on how you fold on your score lines or how your paper cutter works, you may have to work with the "smidge" factor.  For example, you may want to try cutting the box lid at 2 1/2" x 8" and see if that sits in your box better.  It'll all depend on you and your cutter.

Thanks for visiting and for those who want to know, my mom made it over the "fever" hump, but now she's struggling with the side effects of the antibiotics!  Why is it that something may help, but it can hurt you too?!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

If anyone wants to know.....

I've not worked on anything since the weekend because my mother's been sick; she's fighting a couple of really bad infections.  I think some of you know that I take care of my paralyzed mother, so when you don't see me blogging, it's probably because she's not well.  Last week I met with my Hostess Clubs and I worked on Holiday Class projects and didn't spend enough time with her, and see what happened!  So, lesson learned, spend more time with mom!   

Thanks for visiting and as soon as mom gets better I'll post another video.  Also, mom and I appreciate your prayers for her speedy recovery!  You know how it goes, when mom's happy everyone's happy!

Friday, September 16, 2011

New 1" x 8" Cellophane Bags decorated for Halloween & Breast Cancer Awareness

I made these for my Hostess Club members.  I still have more to make, but they are fast to put together, so it won't take me too long!  I used glitter and Heat and Stick Powder on all three toppers. I even used the awesome Red Glimmer Paper for the Heart Disease Awareness topper; I wish we had glimmer paper in more colors!

I filled the Breast Cancer Awareness and Heart Disease Awareness bags with M&M's and I filled the halloween bag with candy corn; they worked great!  I sponged around the edges of the halloween and Breast Cancer toppers, but I don't think it really shows up in the pictures.

Also, have you been to the Clearance Rack in the online store lately? There are some great deals on discontinued Stampin’ Up! products. Check them out here; and don't forget to select me as your Demonstrator when you order at Stampin' Up's online store!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Catch Up Time!

Sorry I haven't been able to post so far this week, I'm trying to catch up for Hostess Club projects and Holiday Gift Giving Class projects!  Anyway, I thought I'd post some great samples I found at Stampin' Up!'s customer website here under cards and paper gifts.  Come back tomorrow for some of my CUTE creations!

You can find the supplies for this Batty for You stamp set card here.  And don't forget to use the NEW Simply Scored to make the paper rosette!
Creepy Crawly Card Project Sample - by Stampin' Up!
You can find the supplies for this Snowmuch Fun stamp set card here.
Christmas Card Project Sample - by Stampin' Up!
You can find the supplies for this Beautiful Season stamp set gift box here.  Using the new Simply Scored will make it a breeze to make the ruffle (behind the stamped image)!
Gift For You 3-D Project Sample - by Stampin' Up!
Thanks for visiting and have a nice day!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Beautiful Season Stamp Set with Frostwood Lodge Paper

Here's a card I've been working on for our Sideline Demonstrator Meeting Swap.  I LOVE this Beautiful Season stamp set; the holly and chickadee are awesome!  I wanted to color the leaves using Old Olive, but that color clashed with the Frostwood Lodge paper, so I used Garden Green instead.  Inside I stamped the phrase included with the stamp set: "May your season be Blessed with all things bright & beautiful".  Also, you can't see it well in the photo, but I used Crumb Cake around the image to give it a shadow.

Stamps: Beautiful Season
Paper: Frostwood Lodge DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espress, Whisper White.
Ink: Black Stazon, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, More Mustard.
Accessories: Big Shot machine, Lattice Embossing Folder, 1/8" Espresso Taffeta ribbon, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, and SNAIL.

Thanks for visiting & have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog Carryover Item: The Open Sea Stamp Set

Due to popular demand, Stampin' Up! decided to carryover another stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog as a "write in".  This great The Open Sea Stamp Set is not in the main catalog, but it will be available to purchase until June 30, 2012 as a write in.  Either the clear mount set (#13032) or the wood mount set (#123030) can be purchased.  This is a great masculine & travel set!

You can purchase this stamp set as well as other Stampin' Up! goodies by going to my Demonstrator Website here and clicking on "Shop Now"!  And don't forget about my September Special and my Frequent Buyer's Program!  Have a great Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

NEW My Digital Studio Downloads & MDS Contest!

Below are today's New My Digital Studio (MDS) Software downloads (click on images to view larger). To see all things MDS, go to for all downloads, ideas, samples, and more!

Also, Stampin’ Up! invites YOU to participate in its digital design contest using Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio digital artwork! Contest runs from September 1st to October 15th; click on image below for more details on contest rules and waivers!

■It’s open to all demonstrators and customers who have access to My Digital Studio in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec). Demonstrators and customers will be judged separately; ten finalists—five customers and five demonstrators—will be chosen by Stampin’ Up! judges, and the public will choose six winners--three customers and three demonstrators--via online voting.

■Submit your entry to To enter the contest you will need to design one digital card and one single-page layout using ONLY My Digital Studio product. Submit all samples along with your full name, address, daytime phone number, and demonstrator ID number (if applicable). Include a photo release form (if applicable).

■Finalists will receive $100 US/$125 CAN in FREE My Digital Studio digital downloads from Stampin’ Up! and winners will receive $400 US/$500 CAN in FREE downloads! Winnings will not be combined. For example, if you are a winner you will not get the finalists’ prize plus the winners’ prize. Winners and finalists will also receive a digital pin for their DBWS site (for demonstrators), personal blog, or Facebook page.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Holiday Mini Catalog Video Tour -Parts 1 & 2

I know I like seeing new products, so I thought you might too! In these 2 videos, you can see full images of some papers and accessories. There's a lot in the Holiday Mini Catalog, so I had to film 2 videos; I hope you enjoy! Please leave a comment if you want to see more videos like this in the future!

Thanks for visiting & have a great Labor Day Weekend!


Click here to download and view the Holiday Mini Catalog and
click here to download and view the Stampin' Supplies used in the new mini.

There are some great NEW products in the Holiday Mini Catalog; the first being the new SIMPLY SCORED scoring tool!  Take a look and don't forget about my special offer starting today!  Click here to see the details about getting the instructions and/or the supplies to make this great House Treat Holder Box for FREE!

Thanks for stopping by and contact me if you have any questions!