Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Be My Valentine

Simple and Sparkly Valentine!  You could swap out the Silver Glimmer paper for the Blushing Bride, and then change the Smoky Slate to Blushing Bride if you wanted.  That would be very pretty together!

Hearts are popped up with dimensionals.  Here's a tip when you're punching the hearts - or anything in a weird shape.  Sometimes you might need to flip the paper over every time you punch, so that you can get the punches closer together and end up with LESS waste.  Here's a picture to show you what I mean -

 You're left with bits that you could still punch out tiny stars or circles (noses), or whatever small punch you have.

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

Stamps:  Watercolor Wishes Card Kit stamps
Ink:  Real Red, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Real Red, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Red/Silver/Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer papers
Other:  Sweetheart punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Nice Cuppa - Valentine's and Clovers

As you can see, I found some time to get into my craft room today.  I think we ended up with about 24" of snow here, so I haven't left the house today.  :)

Had fun doing something non-tea related with this new set.  Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day!  I will admit, some of my "shamrocks" look wonky...but you know where I was going with this.

Both cards are 4 1/4" square, with the stamped layer raised up with dimensionals.  Each card has only one color of ink.  Stamp off once to get the lighter images.

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

Stamps:  A Nice Cuppa, Good Greetings (retired, but still a GREAT greeting set)
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Bloomin' Heart Valentine

This is actually a card.  I used the retired Hearts Framelits.  Cut (2) of the largest size (scalloped).  Attach with sticky strip at the very top, and fold so you can open it.

"xoxo" and the banner is from the Circle Card Thinlits.  I also used the Precision Base Plate, and it really works nicely with the detailed Bloomin' Heart thinlits.

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

Stamps:  NONE!
Ink:  NONE!
Paper:  Real Red, Winter Wonderland Specialty dsp (retired, but just use any pattern you have), Red Foil Sheets, Gold Glimmer paper
Other:  Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Hearts Framelits (retired), Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Circle Card Thinlits

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Easter Lamb

I had to get this immediately, from the Occasions catalog.  Such a cute little lamb! 3 same-sized banners using the Triple Banner punch, and just a wee bit of coloring on the lamb.

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

Stamps:  Easter Lamb
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Garden Green
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Whisper White, Rose Red, Love Blossoms Designer series paper stack
Other:  2" circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop punch, Triple Banner punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Markers (Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz)

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni



What I Love - SAB!

My first Sale-a-Bration set to get - What I Love.  It's a 3-step Photopolymer flower set, and it stamps together very easily!

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

Stamps:  What I Love (SAB only!)
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet Designer series paper
Other:  Tea Lace paper doilies

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Pear Thanks!

Thanks to my friend Diane M for coming over a few weeks ago, and bringing this new Occasions catalog stamp with her for me to play with.  I love the pears! 

Sadly, I forgot exactly which colors that I used for the pears, so I'm going to guess....

Very simple card.  White on white layer.

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

Stamps:  Apple of My Eye
Ink:  Hello Honey??, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso
Paper:  Whisper White
Other:  Wild Wasabi seam binding

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Let's get Crafty in 2016!


Who is ready to get crafty in 2016?!  Sale-a-Bration kicks off on Tuesday, and that's the best time of the Stampin' Up year.  FREE stuff with every $50 you spend.  We've also got the Occasions Catalog going live this week.  Class schedule for the next few months follows.  I hope we can get crafty together!

Sale-a-Bration - It's that time again, for FREE STUFF!  January 5 - March 31, 2016.  For every $50 that you spend ordering products from the Occasions and/or Annual catalogs, you get to pick an item from the SAB catalog for FREE.  Hostesses get an extra $25 in Hostess Rewards, for workshops that hit the $250 mark.  

They are doing something different this year.  The SAB items on pages 16-19 of the catalog are only available through mid-February.  I fully expect we'll get a flyer with a few more items for the remaining period (mid-Feb through the end of March).

Check out the SAB catalog on-line HERE, or on the right side of my blog.

Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-a-Bration.  It's a great time to try out the Paper Pumpkin monthly craft kits. With these discounted pre-paid subscriptions, you're getting Paper Pumpkin kits discounted AND FREE Sale-a-Bration items.  If you're a current subscriber, you can still take advantage of this sale. 
 
  • 3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59.85 $55    Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • 12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215.40  Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin' Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items! 
  • This offer will end on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Occasions Catalog is here!  If you did not get your catalog in the mail a week or two ago, and would like one, please let me know.  I have ordered more, and they should be here next week.  There's a LOT of good stuff in this book!  I noticed there is a big focus on Birthday themed items, and that is intentional.  Birthdays are by far what we paper-crafters tend to make things for.  Cards, scrapbook pages, party decorations, party favors.  I'm excited to get the new products in my hands to play with. 

Check out the Occasions catalog on-line HERE, or on the right side of my blog.
 
Now, let's talk about classes and stamp camps!

Hearts & Flowers Camp - Think Valentine's and Love.  This camp will be a combination of cards and 3-d items to give to your loved ones.  We'll use a variety of products to make some cool projects and beautiful cards!

Date:  Saturday, January 23rd
Time:  11:00am
Cost:  $25.00 
RSVP/$$: by 1/15, please. 
What to bring: scissors, adhesive of your choice, adhesive refill (just in case).
 
Birthday Cards Class - We all need birthday cards, right?  Yep!  You'll make 12 cards to build up your card stash.  We'll use products mostly from the Occasions catalog - because there is just so much cool birthday stuff in that book.  Envelopes provided.

Date:  Saturday, February 20th
Time:  11:00am
Cost:  $25.00 
RSVP/$$: by 2/11, please. 
What to bring: scissors, adhesive of your choice, adhesive refill (just in case).

Spring Stamp Camp - We'll have fun creating a variety of 3-D projects at this camp.  No cards, but lots of fun!

Date:  Saturday, March 19th
Time:  11:00am
Cost:  $25.00 
RSVP/$$: by 3/10, please. 
What to bring: scissors, adhesive of your choice, adhesive refill (just in case).


Happy New Year, and I look forward to crafting with you soon.
 
 
Toni
 
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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Kinda Eclectic and butterflies

Black Friday projects!  After I was finished with Christmas cards, I moved on to something NOT Christmas.  All of these cards use the Kinda Eclectic set, the same butterfly punches, and some use the Happiest of Birthdays stamps. 

As such, I'll just list colors.  The above two cards used Delightful Dijon, Eggplant Envy, and Night of Navy.

This one features Early Espresso, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow.

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

Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic, Happiest of Birthdays
Ink:  Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Eggplant Envy, Night of Navy
Paper:  Whisper White, and that's either Hello Honey or Delightful Dijon up top
Other:  Banner Triple punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Snowy Sleigh Ride!


Hard to see the white-on-white of this card, but it really is pretty and sparkly in real life!

After I die-cut the sleigh and trees pieces, I gave it an edge of "snow" with the 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

When I assembled this card, I stuck down the "Making Spirits Bright" circle first - so it's sort of like a moon.  Bonus points to Jamie G for getting that!

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

Stamps:  Among the Branches
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Season of Cheer designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Sleigh Ride Thinlits, 2" circle punch, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

 Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni



Happy Christmas medallion

I think this may be one of my favorite cards.  Very simple, and I love the designer papers together.  

Stamp your greeting first on Very Vanilla and then punch out with 2 1/2" circle punch.  Layer onto a large Gold metallic foil doily.  The banner pieces are just attached with mono-adhesive.  The medallion is popped up with dimensionals.

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

Stamps:  Oh, What Fun
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Home for Christmas designer series papers (both prints came from this one pack)
Other:  Metallic Foil doilies, 2 1/2" circle punch, Banner Triple punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni


Happy Trees


I went with simple Vanilla on Vanilla layers for this card.  I inked up the trees stamp using the Garden Green and Marina Mist markers so that only the trees were green, and the snowline was blue.

Stamp FIRST, then run your pieces through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling embossing folder.

After you've assembled it, use a little Dazzling Details (glitter glue) to run along the snow lines. Let it dry - that stuff takes a little while to completely dry, depending on how heavy-handed you are with it.

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

Stamps:  Happy Scenes
Ink:  Marina Mist
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Other:  Big Shot, Softly Falling embossing folder, Garden Green and Marina Mist markers, Dazzling Details, Banner Triple punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-purpose liquid glue.

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Delicate Ornaments holiday card


Another simple one, but stunning with the Silver and Red Foil papers!  So shiny and the details in these thinlits are beautiful.

After I die-cut the ornaments, I attached them to the card front with a little bit of strategically placed Tombow Multi-purpose liquid glue - that stuff is amazing!

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

Stamps:  Endless Wishes (retired...sorry!)
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Real Red, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Red and Silver Foil papers
Other:  Big Shot, Delicate Ornament Thinlits, Silver cord

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Snowflake holiday card


Made this card with the last of my snowflake printed paper from the Season of Cheer designer series paper pack.  Just added some banners using the Banner Triple punch, and stamped some snowflakes.  The greeting that I used came from the November Paper Pumpkin kit - I LOVE the holiday cards in that kit, and the stamps are great!  I'll be using those more next year.

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

Stamps:  Endless Wishes (snowflakes - I think this one might be retired), Mistletoe & Holly Paper Pumpkin Kit (November 2015 kit)
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Season of Cheer designer series papers
Other: Banner Triple punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

So easy and simple!

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Penguin Box


So cute!!!  Made with paper, and a bunch of punches.  No stamping!  Some retired stuff, but you could use any ribbon you have laying around, and any rhinestones.

This is the Tag a Bag Gift Box, with Basic Black cardstock adhered right to the plastic sleeve of the box.  This came together fairly quickly. 

To get the curve at the top of his "belly", I cut a strip of Whisper White cardstock that was a hair under 1 1/4".  That way you can shimmy the end of the paper into the back of the punch to get just the curve punched out.  You could also just cut it by hand.

His mouth is just a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock, folded in half and hand-cut a triangle.

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

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
Other:  Tag a Bag Gift boxes, Sticky Strip, Scallop edge punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Large Rhinestones, 1 1/4" Cherry Cobbler Linen ribbon, Googlie eyes, Multi-purpose liquid glue

Enjoy!

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Snowflake Pillow box


I'm really enjoying this Pillow Box Thinlit set.  So easy to make a cute little gift box.

Sprinkles on the background are from Gorgeous Grunge. Made me think of snow.

On the tag, I stamped OFF with the sprinkles once before I stamped on the tag, to get a lighter shade.

Use Multi-purpose Liquid Glue to glue that wooden snowflake embellishment right on the tag.  It holds up great!

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

Stamps:  Sparkly Seasons, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Lost Lagoon
Paper:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Square Pillow Thinlits, Ornate Tag Topper punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon, Snowflake Embellishments, Multi-purpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Grateful for You Leaves


You know I can't pass up a good leaf set.  :)  This card is very simple.  For the 3-leaves panel, I stamped the middle one first, then the other two.  That layered panel is raised up with dimensionals.

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

Stamps:  Lighthearted Leaves
Ink:  Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso
Paper:  Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Into the Woods designer series papers
Other:  Stampin' Dimensionals

That's it!  Very simple and quick to make.

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Jewel colored butterflies

Geez, it's been a while since I've posted any pictures!  It's definitely the busy season for crafting.  Too much to do, and not enough time to do it all.  I've got a few things to post for you today.

I made this card for a swap.  I was trying to use the Season of Cheer designer papers for something NON-holiday.  I thought this patterned looked enough like colorful honeycombs, so it suited my mood.  :)

The "hello" greeting is from the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit.  I LOVE that kit!  I got all 20 cards done in just a few hours.  I'll try to get pictures of those cards posted sometime in December.

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

Stamps:  Hello from Watercolor Wishes Card Kit
Ink:  Hello Honey
Paper:  Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Season of Cheer designer papers
Other:  Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits, Large and Scallop Oval punches, Basic Pearl Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multi-purpose Liquid Glue

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloween treats


These are my Halloween treats to give out this year.  I put some candy corn taffy and a coupon for a free jr. Frosty in cello bags, and made a cute topper.

The topper is 1/4 sheet of cardstock, folded in half.  So cut your paper 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Score along the 5 1/2 side at 2 3/4".  Use Medium (4" x 6") flat cellophane bags.

The cardstock that I used for my toppers is really old - Only Orange.  I had already wheeled the swirls all over it, and had the little pumpkin stamped squares cut out.  These were for a different Halloween project, from probably 8 years ago!  Cleaned out my craft room and decided to use them up.

I just stapled the toppers onto the bags.  I'm not going to list supplies, because most are retired.  The "Eat something SWEET" came from a past Paper Pumpkin kit. 

I hope I get some trick or treaters this year!  but not more than 30....   :)

Happy Halloween!

Toni

Poinsettia papers Happy Christmas!


For this card, I wanted the showcase the awesome poinsettia print of the designer papers.  So I just layered the pretty paper on some Mossy Meadow cardstock and added the stamped image with Metallic Foil doilies.

NOTE:  I didn't have enough LARGE gold metallic doilies for myself, so I cut some small ones in half and made a wreath behind it.  I like it with the LARGE gold doily better, but this is pretty enough.

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

Stamps:  Oh, What Fun!
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Home for Christmas designer series paper
Other:  2 1/2" circle punch, Metallic Foil doilies, Stampin' Dimensionals

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Happy Scenes Fall birthday card

CASE'd another great card, originally made by my friend, Diane Simpers.  I changed up the colors a teeny bit, but that's it.  Thanks for another awesome idea!

Use the Ovals Framelits to make as frame for your stamped image.  I used the 4th and 5th ovals in from the outer-most framelit in the pack.  Cut first, then run that Old Olive layer through the embossing folder.

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

Stamps:  Happy Scenes (bundle it with the Hearth & Home Thinlits!), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Ovals Framelits,  Boho Chic embossing folder, Large and Scallop Oval punches, various markers, Stampin' Dimensionals

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Another Acorny...

CASE'd this card from my stamping friend, Nancy Endwright.  Hers was a little different, but I loved the idea.

The greeting is on the INSIDE of the card.  I punched through the front of the card base first, then attached the embossed Crumb Cake layer, and lined up the punch and punched again.  You don't want to punch through 2 layers of card stock.  Ever.  Unless you want to wreck your punch.  :)

The saying stamp fits right inside the punched out circle, so you can line it up nicely.  Of course mine ended up a little bit crooked anyway...that's just how it goes for me sometimes.

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

Stamps:  Acorny Thank You (bundle it with the Acorn builder punch)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Into the Woods Designer series papers
Other:  Big Shot, Woodland embossing folder, 2" circle punch, Gold Cord Trim, Acorn Builder punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni