Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sneak Peak - Blooming Love Thinlit

Moving on to probably one of the neatest thinlits we have head (besides Butterfly Basics butterflies because they have earned a class of their own. Well, will you take a look at it....
 
 
All the detail is amazing....

 
... and if you combine it with the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper... Oh boy!!
 
 


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sneak Peak - In the Meadow

 
You know that I love watercolor and sponging and this is the set was made for it! We will take out our Aqua Painter and saddle ink colors and have some fun captivating  wonders of mother nature. Really looking forward to playing with it!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sneak Peak - Rose Garden Dies

 
Yes, there is a stamp set attached to this wonderful die set and you shall see it next week.
 
 
These dies are ever so delicate and .....
 
 
.... to help you use them Stamping Up came up with ....

.... the  Big Shot Die Brush.....


 
It helps you remove all the tiny pieces from the intricate dies we have been using... Look out for the upcoming video!
 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sneak peak - party pop up thinlits



 
 
Occasions Catalog will make its debut January 5! It is a very exciting time of the year because as some of you know...Sale-A-Bration will kick into gear as well! As you may know from the past years that during Sale-A-Bration you can get a free stamp set from Sale-A-Bration catalog for every $50 you spent!!! Free is good, I tell you! Look out for the unveiling of both catalogs on January 5!
 
Today I wanted to share with you Party Pop Up Thinlit Die which you will be able to see in the Occasions catalog. You can use it to make this elaborate card, with almost no effort at all!! How neat is that?!?! Look out for more sneak peaks coming your way!
 

 
 


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Envelope paper video

 
Envelope Paper? That's right! Bet you have not heard about it!
 
 
Now you can use it with your wonderful Envelope Punch Board and have wonderfully matching envelopes!

 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Calendar easel card



I wanted to make something for my girls at work and I wanted something practical and something that they can keep around and actually use it.



I love the easel card idea in itself because it just displays the card in such pretty manner. Here I added a mini calendar for 2016 along with the post-it pad. The note pad is what is holding the easel up.

Enjoy!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Napkin Holder

 
Such cute idea!! I saw it at Pootles.co.uk where Sam created an advent calendar with these cute and super easy to make boxes.

 
I loved the advent calendar idea but I thought I could use it at the Holiday table as a napkin holder.
 
 
 
Depending on how large your utensils are, you could slip them inside as well.

 
You simply use a small clothes pin to hold it together. After dinner, take off the pin and the whole thing folds flat for storage and off it goes to the attic for next year.

 
And here is how it's done! It's all about that fold! You will be amazed to see the simplicity of this project.
 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sweet Stack Project Kit

 
Hello there Stampers!! Hope everyone is enjoying their day off!
Check out this neat Sweet Stack Project Kit!
 
 
I can't stand how cute these are!
 

 
and here is the coordinating stamp set ....

 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Diorama Holiday Card

 
I finally got around to making a diorama card. I tweaked the dimensions a little bit. My card is a little bit bigger than in the instructions.

 
I used two pieces of Old Navy, 9 1/2 by 4, scored at 2 and 7 1/2
and sheet of silver, 7 1/2 by 4 scored at 1 and 6 1/2.

 
Cozy Christmas is displayed on a 4 by 5 1/2 piece of white paper which is adhered to the back. I used Snow Writer for the snow and bedazzled it as bedazzling makes everything ... prettier.
 
 
And this is how we are looking from the top. The card folds flat but you will have to make a special envelope for it with your nifty envelope punch board.
 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Piles of presents!

 
Guess what I'm doing? Yes, I'm trying to find ways to get rid of my holiday paper scraps. This card falls into "super simple" category and it will most definitely help you get rid of all those tiny pieces of paper from past projects! It's all about color coordination, really. I used the greeting from Happy Scenes ....
 
 
.... and of course had to use the Bow Punch for the wonderful bow. Enjoy!


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Cottage greetings

 
Hello there fellow stampers!!
Check out this neat Cottage Greeting Card kit! It makes 15, 5 by 5 cards. You may use Cottage Greeting Stamp Set for the greetings or any other greeting stamps that will fit the bill. Enjoy!
 
 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Season's Greetings

 
I'm still not done playing with the Snow Writer! Nope, not yet! I love Ornamental Pine (it's been since retired) and I have not used it for a while so it was time to take it out.
 
 
One of my pine cones got bedazzled with Dazzling Diamonds and the greeting is from Happy Scenes. This is yet another way to use my wonderful Tag Topper punch.
 
 
I'm trying to show you the graininess of the snow. I don't know if you can see that but it's really neat. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas from outside

 
The idea behind this card was to recreate a wonderful feeling of the Holiday Season. You are walking outside, it just snowed and when you look thru the windows, you see wonderfully decorated Christmas Tree.

 
I used Snow Writer which I found in the paint section at Michael's. It dries hard and has a grainy consistency which is fantastic for recreating snow. This is the first time I used it and I think it's the finest snow that I have created thus far.
 
 
When I was growing up I remember seeing lit up stars in people's windows and from behind you were able to see the glow of the Holiday lights ( used Dazzling Detail for the lights). It just screamed Christmas.
 
 
You may recognize the greeting from Happy Scenes. I created the background by first stamping Hardwood in Chocolate Chip onto Crumble and then embossing it with the Woodgrain embossing folder. I finished it off by slightly sponging the edges and maybe an inch into the card with Chocolate Chip ink. Oh yes, in case you have not noticed, I used Lovely As A Tree, once again. Obsession, wouldn't you say??
 
 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Fancy Foil Vellum Holiday card

 
We are officially kicking off the Holiday Season, although, if you look thru my blog, we started celebrating back in September or even August!!
Time to take out your paper and start working on Holiday cards if you haven't done so yet!
Today I am using Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and Red Foil Sheets to create this simple card. Enjoy!!
 
 
 
 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Gift Bag Punch Board

 
And a very good weekend to you all!! For those of you who have the energy after the Black Friday shopping, here is a tutorial for the Gift Bag Punch Board. Enjoy the video and enjoy your wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Let it snow, let it snow

 
Who knew, that I could have made yet another Lovely As  A Tree card. The cardstock is Crumbcake, as you probably can figure it out and the greeting is from  the Happy Scenes set. The trees were stamped in Always Artichoke. Enjoy!!!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Curvy Keepsakes Santa


 
It's curvy and it's red and you can slip some goodies inside of it... It's a Curvy Keepsakes Santa Box! I made 20 of them for my girls and they just looked so darn cute! I slipped in some gift tags inside but a piece of chocolate would be very much appropriate.

 
If you have never worked with Curvy Keepsakes, here is a little video on how to put them together. Although I am making a pumpkin in the video, you will get a general idea of what to do. One thing that you need to remember is to use the bone folder to add some curvature to the paper. Enjoy!
 


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Rainbow Stamping technique

 
See how this fun techniques brings stamping to a new level! Enjoy!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Flourishing Petite Petals

 
As I'm writing this post, I realize that the color of the ribbon I'm using came out so different from the Blushing Bride paper. I mean, totally different. You cannot see this difference in real life card. Interesting....
As you can see I used Flowering Flourishes and the Petite Flower punch along with Blushing Bride and Basic Gray cardstock. The greeting is a part of Petite Pairs, which I love so much.
 


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Snowflake Holiday Card

 
It's all about the snowflakes today!
It seems that the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack makes it easier to create cards. Apparently when you take a snowflake vellum sheet and put it against Pool Party cardstock you get a really neat effect. I love the silver snowflakes that are punched out from silver paper and yes, there is a metal snowflake from the Winter Wonderland Embellishments as well.
 
Did I mention that it's all about the snowflakes?!?!

 
 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Winter Wonderland DSP treat bag

 
This cute party favor baggie is absolutely to die for and totally easy to make.
 I am using a 6 by 6 Winter Wonderland DSP. Putting your storing tool into action score at 1 1/2 and 4 1/2, turn 90 degrees and score at
2 1/4 and 3 3/4.
 
 
You can see where to go from here in the video below. Enjoy!

 
  
Did you see how to make the little box? Well then, time for you to watch it right here: