Monday, January 26, 2015

Butterfly Basics, just Irrisistable!

This was my favorite card from our last Stamp Club meeting.  We sponged Pistachio Pudding and Wisteria Wonder ink on the Irrisistibly Yours designer series papers (from Sale-a-Bration).  Stamp the greeting on a strip of Whisper White, and add the largest butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits. 

I attached the butterfly to the card front with a teeny tiny bit of the Tombow Liquid Glue, right behind the middle body of the butterfly.  You can still pop the wings up.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Butterfly Basics (Bundle it with the Butterflies Thinlits dies!)
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Wisteria Wonder
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Irrisistibly Yours specialty, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Butterflies thinlits, Basic Jewel Pearls, Stamping sponges

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Simple Valentine - Pink Pirouette and Strawberry Slush

I really like Pink Pirouette and Strawberry Slush together.   You'll notice that my "love" is lighter than the hearts...that's because I got the bright idea to reink my Strawberry Slush ink pad after I stamped the words, and I wasn't about to re-stamp anything.  One and done!  :)  I have since blotted off some of the excess ink, since I obviously put too much reinker on the pad. 

Also notice that I only embossed with the Happy Hearts part way up the card stock for that top layer.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Hello Life
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush
Other:  Happy Heart embossing folder, Curvy Heart punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Valentine treat boxes

These Tiny Treat boxes are so cute!  And they hold more candy than I thought they would. Sweet, and so easy!

I also used the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set.  I had no intention of using the stamps for calendars.  I just like all the little seasonal images for a little something something, and the months are a bonus.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Crazy About You, Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Other:  Tiny Treat Boxes, Curvy Heart punch, Real Red 1/4" cotton ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Crazy About You - catalog copy

I started this card off by pretty much copying the sample from the Occasions Mini catalog!  I didn't have the ribbon, so I made a few changes. 

I love using the cut out image of the words like this!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Crazy About You (bundle it with the Hello You word framelits)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Party Pennants die, Flower Medallion punch, Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Monday, December 29, 2014

Clean and Simple Valentine

I really like the white-on-white cardstock for this one.  New set from the Occasions catalog that goes live on January 6th. 

These stamps are the Photopolymer, so I just looked through them and eye-balled the hearts for placement.  I didn't worry about them being perfectly centered or lined up, but I think they came pretty close!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Hello Life
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Rose Red
Paper:  Whisper White
Other:  Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

New Butterflies Thinlits

SO gorgeous in real life!  I love these new butterfly dies.  It's a set of 3 thinlits, and this is the largest size.  Notice how it takes up most of the card front.  It's a good size.

The background paper is a Sale-A-Bration item - Irresistibly Yours.  It's Whisper White cardstock with glossy white patterns on it.   We sponged ink directly on it here, but you could spray it with reinker/alcohol, or brayer it on, or paint it on with an aqua painter or paint brush and reinker/water mix.  Lots of possibilities.  I love this paper!  It's a 12x12 pack with great designs.

Sale-A-Bration starts on January 6th!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  none...
Ink:  Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla (I should have used white...oh well), Irresistibly Yours Specialty designer series (SAB item)
Other:  sponges, Hello You Thinlits, Big Shot, Basic Jewel Pearls Large

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Lotus Blossom note card

Another great card from my friend, Diane M.  Lotus Blossom is one of the Sale-a-Bration items that you can earn for free!

This is a note card size - 5 x 3 1/2".

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Lotus Blossom
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Rose Red, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede
Paper:  Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Other:  corner rounder, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper-Piercing tool, Occasions Paper Piercing templates, Stampin' Dimensionals

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Crazy About You birthday balloon card!

Two of my friends came over to stamp today, and we played with some of our new Occasions catalog and SAB goodies.

Thanks to Diane M for finding this great idea and showing us how to make it!

This balloon is actually made with the OVAL framelits!  Hand-cut the bottom of the balloon and tie the metallic twine around it.  Attach with the liquid Tombow glue.

I love this Crazy About You stamps set, and can't wait to get it for myself.  Lots of good words in there, and it comes in a bundle with Hello You framelits (words - happy, you, hello, and thanks).  Lots of possibilities with this one!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Crazy About You bundle (includes Hello You thinlits)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Whisper White, designer paper ( could be anything...we used last year's SAB card kits)
Other:  Silver Metallic twine

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Naughty or Nice linen bag iron-ons


Yeah!  I made some more iron-ons with My Digital Studio.  I forgot to push the one snowflake to the back of the image...it's kind of right on top of "nice"...too late.  Didn't notice it until I had already ironed them on.

I made some earrings out of this year's snowflake charms for my book club girls and put them in these little bags.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Other:  Linen bags, My Digital Studio with Project Life Holiday Cheer digital download, iron-on transfer sheets

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Christmas Box

I made a box from 12x12, and previous year's designer series papers.  Used up some old organdy ribbon too!  I had to wrap a cowl that I crocheted, and a bracelet that I made for my Book Club Christmas gift this year. This is the cowl and bracelet -


For the box, the bottom and top are both Old Olive.  I scored 1 1/2" on each side.  I cut the bottom down about 1/16" off of the left and top sides.  Still score at 1 1/2", and it fits together perfectly.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Merry Everything bundle (comes with Note tag punch)
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Old Olive 12x12, Very Vanilla, retired Holiday papers
Other:  Red organdy ribbon (retired), Whisper White Baker's Twine

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Year-End Closeouts SALE

 click here to shop now - it's all "while supplies last"

Details:
  • Promotion Dates: 5 December 2014 - 5 January 2014.
  • Year-End Closeouts are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Closeout items.
  • Year-End Closeouts orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders over $150.
  • Following the Year-End Closeouts sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
Happy Stamping!

Toni

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit


These are all of the cards that I made last weekend, from the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit.  I love them!  They really did involve watercoloring, and there was a paintbrush included in the kit.  All you need to have is Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Coastal Cabana reinkers.  You could always watercolor with your ink pads - smash the ink pad together, while it's closed, then open it up and there should be ink in the top of the lid.  I have to tell you though, it was a lot easier to use the reinkers.

Here's the kit - which is ON SALE now!  Not that great of a picture.  I grabbed it from the on-line store.  You get the idea though.  It makes 20 cards that are all gorgeous.

Order your kit on-line here.  Year-end close out sale is good now through Jan 5th, while supplies last.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Journal from MDS, Lovely as a Tree

I designed these journals in My Digital Studio, and then ordered them through the Stampin' Up print service for my homies.  I had fun designing it.  The back cover has the same woodgrain.

I still haven't made any scrapbook pages in My Digital Studio, but I'm learning a little bit more about how to use it.  It's been a slow process for me, but I think that's just because I don't have enough time to devote to it.  I'll get there!

Order your My Digital Studio software and downloads on-line here. They also have a free 30-day trial version, if you have time and want to check it out.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Holiday Home 3-D shadow Star box

This is one of the projects we worked on while I was in Minnesota a few weeks ago.  Original idea was posted to Pinterest by Heather Klump.  Thanks for a great idea Heather!  It actually took 3 demonstrators about 16 hours to make 4 of these boxes...it was a lot of work, and I'm glad I have this one, because I won't be making another one.  :)

We hand cut the stars and made the box from scratch.  Stamped all the houses and trees, cut them each out, glittered/snowed them.  Cut more stars so that the houses and trees could be mounted on them and layered inside the box.  Embossed Santa and his reindeer on that designer paper layer in the very bottom of the box.  LOT of work.  I finished mine with Cherry Cobbler glitter Details on the very edge, but it's hardly showing up. Very cute, but never again. 

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Holiday Home, Ornamental Pines
Ink:  Versamark, Tuxedo Black Memento, Real Red
Paper:  All is Calm designer paper, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other:  Markers and Blendabilities, Hexagon punch, Black detail embossing powder, Heat tool, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and a LOT of patience.

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Christmas and Winter framed art

These were from last month's Inchy Framed Art classes.  This time, we made Christmas and Winter inserts for our 8 1/2" square frames. 

Again, too many supplies to list everything.  We used a LOT of punches, and quite a bit of retired things too.  We did use the current designer papers from the Holiday mini catalog.  I think they turned out great!

Give it a try and see what you can come up with!

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Kit Creations - November 2014 kit

Unbelievable!  This is the Paper Pumpkin kit that I received this month, and it's GORGEOUS.  It contains everything to make 8 fancy-cut snowflake cards WITH envelopes, and 12 double tags.  Great holiday stamps, Lost Lagoon ink spot, silver and Lost Lagoon die cut snowflakes, White/silver twine, silver washi tape, even glue dots.  Amazing value!

These are the snowflake cards!  I really hope they make this available as a refill kit, so that I can get some more. 

The card ties together with the white/silver twine, and opens up to reveal your message -

Then if that wasn't enough, there were 12 double tags in the kit!



I can't wait to put these tags on some holiday packages this year!

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Paper Pumpkin Kit Creations - October 2014 kit

Look at this kit!!!  Chock full of stuff to make 8 pie-shaped treat boxes.  They are a decent size too.  I love the Thankful/Thanksgiving themed stamps that came with it.  It also had an Old Olive ink spot, but I didn't picture that.

The instructions suggested making pom-poms out of the yarn.  I was not into that idea, so I went with my own plan.  I also added some punched out circles and googly eyes to make THESE -

I used the feathers to make turkeys!  Then I just tied the yarn around the boxes, which helps keep them closed, and looks cool.  :)

Here's a close-up of these gems -

 
They're going to go over nicely at Thanksgiving dinner this year, along with the Blackberry Bliss boxes.

This particular Paper Pumpkin kit refill is available in my on-line store.  Item 136922, for 7.95.  You could use any stamp that you have on hand.  They really are cute!

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Paper Pumpkin Kit creations - July 2014 kit

I finally got out my Paper Pumpkin Kit from July and love it!  6 Blackberry Bliss boxes, 6 cards and envelopes, a Blackberry Bliss ink spot, and lots of doo-dads - even a roll of Whisper White satin ribbon and a thing of silver threaded cord to match!  Awesome stuff.  I had a bunch of leftovers.

I love the stamps in this kit - great for simple birthday greetings, thanks, and wish you were here cards.  

This is what I created - I made the boxes for Thanksgiving treats, using the stamps from my October kit, since those are Thanksgiving related stamps.  Another post is coming with those!  Anyway, I love how easy these were.  The boxes took about 10 seconds to assemble.  Stamped the tags (included!), tied with ribbon, and added the die cut silver stars.  And put candy inside before you shut them up.


I love them!  Then I made these 6 cards using the kit contents and ink.

 
There are still more hearts and stars in blue to use, and a bunch more of the silver stars.  I'm very pleased with this kit!

You can find some previous Paper Pumpkin refill kits in my on-line store.  The refill kits just contain the guts of the kit - all the paper/box/ribbon/doo-dad pieces.  No stamps or ink spots.  Still a great value, and the refill kits are at a reduced price.

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Santa Stache with a curved greeting

One of the beauties of the Photopolymer stamps is that you can BEND them...curve them to fit this circle, and it looks great.  I also stamped, colored in, and then cut out the Santa head so that I could pop him up with dimensionals.  Glitter all over  makes him really sparkle!

The picture doesn't really show that well, but I did emboss the Real Red panel with the Lucky Stars embossing folder

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Santa Stach, Project Life Holiday Invitation
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Other:  Big Shot, Lucky Stars embossing folder, Circle Framelits, Real Red marker, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue dots


Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Lovely as a Tree - fall-ish colors

Lovely as a Tree is still my all time favorite stamp set, and I continue to love coming up with different ideas to use it.  I was going for a fall-ish feeling card with this one, so I chose Garden Green and Early Espresso.

Emboss the half panel of Espresso with the Woodgrain embossing folder.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Four You
Ink:  Garden Green, Early Espresso
Paper:  Garden Green (and pre-cut card base), Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other:  Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals


Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Bright & Beautiful stars

This is a very simple, no layer card that we made at Stamp Club yesterday.  Added some sequins for a little sparkle, and tied it in with Silver Encore ink.  The Encore inks are fast-drying metallics. 

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Bright & Beautiful
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Silver Encore
Paper:  Lost Lagoon
Other:  Frosted Embellishments (sequins), multi-purpose glue


Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Keep Calm and Scary On framed art

I've been playing with My Digital Studio software a bit lately, and came up with this simple Halloween decoration.  I created the image as 5x7, so I could cut it out whole and put it in a frame.  I still haven't actually made any scrapbooks or scrapbook pages with MDS, but I'm getting there.  :)

I downloaded the "Keep Calm" font for free.  MDS is pretty cool in that it uses any font that you have loaded on your computer.  SWEET!  I got a Harry Potter font while I was there too...can't wait to use that one for something cute. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Toni