Thursday, October 31, 2013

Timeless Talk

I like the large images in the Timeless Talk Stamp Set and the cute sayings that go with it.  Nice for birthday, thank you and all occasion cards.

My card base is Rich Razzleberry Card Stock with a layer of Very Vanilla.  I then added a small piece of Modern Medley Designer Series Paper.  The musical notes were the perfect match for my stamped images. I also added a small strip of Basic Black Card Stock to the bottom, and some Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, and the finishing touch was a Rich Razzleberry  Candy Dot.

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry #126950, Very Vanilla #101650, Basic Black #121045
Designer Series Paper: Modern Medley #126926
Ink: Basic Black #126980
Stamp Set:  Timeless Talk #126605 w or #126607 c
Ribbon:  Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain #126876
Embellishment:  Brights Candy Dots #130931

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Craft Fair Set Up

Last night's set up for today's craft fair which was a hugh success!        

Bows, Santa Keys, Chapstick Holders, Purses, Ornaments, Gift TAgs

Cards, Gift  Bags, Snowman Soup, Reindeer Food, Tree Ornaments

Santa Jars, Snowman Kisses, Wine Tags, M & M Treats, Bingo, Hair Accessories

Dog Treats, Christmas Pencils, Candles, Hand Lotions

Mini Hand Sanitizers, Reindeer Poop, Tissues, Halloween Treats, Cards
Thanksgiving Treats, Turkeys, Coasters, Card Packs

Keurig Coffee Sets, Cards, Thanksgiving M & M's
My craft fair at Northampton Community College was very successful.  This is one of the bigger craft fairs that I participate in throughout the year, and they always draw very large crowds.  I sold out of some products, made some new contacts, and met some great people.

I want to send a special thanks to my friend Osleen who came with me today to help.  I met Osleen a few years ago at another Vendor Fair.  She was there selling her Avon products, and I had my Stampin' Up! table.  She has been coming to my monthly classes for the past few years and has become a great friend too.  Craft fairs are a lot of work, but through them you get to meet so many great people, and make great contacts.   To me they are definitely worth it.

If you see some products here and want to know how they were made, just leave a comment or send me an e-mail and I will be happy to help.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Birthday Basics

I love all the festive colors and patterns in the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper.  All of the papers are great for any birthday card and have such great patterns you don't need to add a lot more to the design.

My card base is Gumball Green Card Stock with a layer of Bermuda Bay and my Designer Paper.  I stamped my birthday wishes from the Chalk Talk Stamp Set in three coordinating colors, and cut them out with the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelits.  I added some Whisper White Baker's Twine for a place to put my wishes and placed them onto my card using Dimensionals.

Some of the other great patterns in this paper are party hats, candles, numbers, and bicycles, and coordinating designs on the other side.

The following were used:
Card Stock: Gumball Green #126840, Bermuda Bay #131197, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Birthday Basics #130145 
Ink: Gumball Green #126861, Raspberry Ripple #126859, Bermuda Bay #131171
Stamp Set:  Chalk Talk #130631 w or 130634 c
Ribbon:  Whisper White Baker's Twine #124262
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Chalk Talk Framelits #129983

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Modern Medley for a Sympathy Card

Modern Medley Designer Series Paper - 12 sheets with the colors Basic Black and Very Vanilla in beautiful designs (6 double sided designs - 2 of each) that have become a go to paper for many occasions.  I have used it to make beautiful Wedding Cards, but also find it appropriate for a Sympathy Card.

My card base of Very Vanilla was layered with a piece of the Designer Paper that was tied with a piece of Very Vanilla 1/2 Seam Binding and accented with a punched piece of Basic Black Card Stock.  Before I put the layer onto my card base I cut out a circle where I stamped my sentiment.  I used a Circle Framelit so I could place the circle right where I wanted.    I also punched two butterflies using another piece of the Designer Paper for an added embellishment.

The following were used:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla #101650, Basic Black #121045
Ink:  Basic Black #126980
Designer Series Paper:  Modern Medley #126926 
Stamp Set:  Simply Sketched #129669 w or 129672 c (Hostess)
Ribbon:  Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding #120999
Punches:  Scallop Trim Border #118402, Bitty Butterfly #129406, Elegant Butterfly #127526
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Circles Collection Framelits ##130911

Monday, October 21, 2013

Calm Christmas

I thought the Dove would be pretty with some Gold Embossing.  The designs in the stamp really stand out this way too.

My card base of Real Red Card Stock was embossed with the Pretty Print Embossing Folder.  I then added a layer of Brushed Gold Card Stock, and then Whisper White for my embossed images.  I stamped with Versa Mark Ink, sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and then used the Heat Tool to set the images. 

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Real Red #126949,   Whisper White #100730, Brushed Gold #102935
Ink:  Versa Mark #102283
Stamp Set:  Calm Christmas #132736 w or #132739 c
Tools:  Heat Tool #129053, Gold Embossing Powder #109129, Big Shot #113439, Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #132175

Friday, October 18, 2013

Eastern Elegance Congratulations

Beautiful paper to send congratulations to the happy couple.
Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper is one of my favorite papers when I am looking for an elegant card.  Not only do I love the color combinations, but the patterns are so pretty that I don't have to add much more. 
My card base is Crushed Curry Card Stock with a layer Smoky Slate and my Designer Paper.  I added a piece of Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon and then my large Congratulations.  I cut the sentiment out with my Big Shot and an Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Some Basic Pearls were added for the finishing touch.  I love how everything coordinates, and that is just one of the reason I love Stampin' Up! products.  Coordinating ink, paper, ribbon, embellishments, and designer paper.  I addition to stamp sets, punches, and Big Shot tools that coordinate too. 
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Crushed Curry #131199, Smoky Slate #131202
Designer Series Paper:  Eastern Elegance #130131
Ink: Crushed Curry #131173
Stamp Set: Layered Labels #132028 w or #127072 c
Ribbon:  Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron #130019
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Embellishment:  Pearl Basic Jewels #119247

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Harvest of Thanks

Deco Labels Collection Framelits coordinate with the turkey in the Harvest of Thanks Stamp Set.  I added just a few layers of different colors for a quick Thanksgiving card.

My card base is Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock with another layer of Baked Brown Sugar that I embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I cut three different Deco Labels Framelits to layer onto my card.  A piece of 7/16" Natural Trim was placed behind the layers and finished the card.

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Baked Brown Sugar #131296, Crumb Cake #120953, Tangerine Tango #111349, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar #131174
Stamp Sets:  Harvest of Thanks #131736 w #131739 c, Teeny Tiny Wishes #128748 w  #127802 c
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976
Ribbon:  7/16" Natural Trim #129287
Punch:  Word Window #119857

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Front of card with closed frame.
Opened frame to reveal my Skull and Crossbones.

What an appropriate name for the Bigz Die I used today - Peekaboo.  You never know what is behind the door. 

My card base is Very Vanilla Card Stock with a layer of Basic Black and Witches Brew Designer Series Paper.  I then cut another piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock to fit under my Frame.  I stamped my Skull in Basic Black ink and then placed it in the center of the card.  My cut Frame was placed right on top of the image.  I thought the card needed just a bit more embellishment so I added a piece of 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon.

The following were used:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla #101650, Basic Black #121045
Designer Series Paper: Witches Brew #132185
Stamp Sets:  Toil & Trouble #131724 w or #131727 c, Tags 4 You #131820 w or #131823 c
Ink: Basic Black #126980
Tools:   Big Shot #113439,m Peekaboo Frames #124587
Ribbon:  Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta #119261

Monday, October 14, 2013

Witches' Brew meets Toil & Trouble

Some Witches Brew Designer Series Paper combined with the large stamp from the Toil & Trouble Stamp Set for today's Halloween Card.  So easy to create when the paper and stamp set coordinate so nicely.

My card base is Pumpkin Pie Card Stock that I layered with a piece of Basic Black and then the Witches Brew DSP.  Before I added my stamped images I added a piece of Pumpkin Pie 3/4" Chevron Ribbon.   I stamped my image using Basic Black ink and then cut it out with my Big Shot and an Apothecary Accent Framelit.  I also added an additional stamped image from the Halloween Bash Stamp Set.  I punched this out with the Scallop Oval punch and placed the images onto my card using dimensionals.

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie #105117, Basic Black #121045
Designer Series Paper:  Witches' Brew #132185
Ink:  Basic Black #126980
Stamp Sets:  Toil & Trouble #131724 w or #131727 c, Halloween Bash #130577 w or #130580 c
Ribbon:  Pumpkin Pie 3/4" Chevron #130015
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Punch:  Scallop Oval #119856

Friday, October 11, 2013

Frosted Finishes Hair Accessory

I saw these cute bobby pins adorned with the Frosted Finishes Embellishments.  The credit goes to Julie Ramos who gave me this idea and I wanted to try it myself.  How cute and really simple to make.

I took one of the Embellishments and using my glue gun I attached it to the bobby pin.  I wasn't sure how to display them for craft fairs so I decided to stamp my Be Merry large Gift Tag Stamp onto Whisper White Card Stock and then place this onto a larger piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and  attach the hair accessory to the tag.  A bit of Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding was added to the top of the tag for the finishing touch.  A nice little gift to help you sparkle during the Holidays.

The following were used:
Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, Cherry Cobbler #119685
Ink: Gumball Green #126861
Stamp Set:  Be Merry #134767 (Clear Mount Single Holiday Stamp)
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding #120992
Embellishment:  Frosted Finishes #132150

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Revised Snowman Soup

I have been making "Snowman Soup" for the last several years and usually used the retired Fancy Favor Box to hold all of the ingredients.  I wanted to make it again this year using current product so others could make it with items they could order.  So, here is what I came up with.

Square Framelits Holder - Finished Product with Snowflake to embellish the front.

Fold your Card Stock in half and leave the fold exposed and then cut.  Now you have a container large enough for your product.
I placed my Hot Chocolate in a Cellophane Bag and then taped my Candy Cane to the bag.  The bag was held onto the holder using Sticky Strip

The Scalloped Square Framelit was the perfect size to hold my "Snowman Soup".  To embellish the front I cut the largest Snowflake from the Festive Flurry Framelits Die.  I added my saying which I typed out on my computer.   To keep it all together I tied some Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon to the top to create a handle. 

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Pacific Point #111350, Whisper White #100730
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Festive Flurry Framelits #132193, Squares Collection Framelits #130921, 4" x 6" Cellophane Bag #102757
Ribbon:  Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain #126877
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pretty Presents Designer Bows

An easy way to decorate a plain gift bag (which I purchased at a local craft store) is to use the die-cut bows in the Pretty Presents Designer Bows pack.  You get 10 bows, 5 each  in 2 sizes in 2 double-sided designs.  The bows used for these bags are the smaller bows.  The only additional embellishment I added to the bows is the pearl I placed in the center.

I decorated the bag a bit more using a small wreath from a retired Christmas Set.  The large tag used to tie the ribbon to the top of the bag  is from a Holiday Single Stamp called Be Merry which is a Clear Mount Stamp.  The tag is a bit larger than the Coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit and I wanted the whole image to show so I cut it out instead. 

With just a little bit of punching and simple additions you could also turn these bows into angels.

The following current products were used:
Stamp Set: Be Merry #134767
Ink: Gumball Green #126861
Embellishment:  Pretty Presents Designer Bows #132186, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247

Note - You can see all of the Holiday Collection Single Stamps by clicking here.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Gobble, Gobble!

I have made Turkey candy treats using the Circle Treat Cups, but once again, I tried to change the design so they would be a little different this year. 

This year I used one of my Circle Framelits for the base of the Turkey.  Last year I used a Scallop Die which is now retired, and I wanted to make this turkey using only current product so my customers could duplicate it with items that they can currently purchase.  I filled my Treat Cup with Fall colored M & M's (last year I used Candy Corn which is nice to put inside too), and placed the Treat Cup onto my Circle Base.  The Treat Cups already have adhesive on them so you can just place them down once they are filled.

For the feather I punched my card stock using the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (you could also use your Large Oval Punch which is what I used last year) and also used this punch to create the feet and the nose.  The eyes were purchased at a local craft store.  I added my Happy Thanksgiving sentiment to the bottom and the turkey is complete.

These make cute favors to set out at your dinner table, or for the children to hand out in class.  They are always one of my best sellers at Craft Fairs too. 

The following were used:
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip 192128, Summer Starfruit #126839,  Baked Brown Sugar #131296
Ink: Chocolate Chip #126979
Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes #128748 w or #127802
Punches: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle #119854, Word Window #119857
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Circle Framelits #130911
Accessories:  Circle Treat Cups #116802

Friday, October 4, 2013

Snowmen Hershey Bars

I made Snowman Hershey Bars last year for craft fairs and I wanted to do them again this year but wanted to try to make them a little different.  I saw these cute Snowman Hats made by a woman named Kerry (sorry I don't know her last name) and finally decided to try them.  I don't have a video to show you, but hopefully these pictures help.  They really were easy to make, and I am NOT a sewer and I could still do it.

Finished Product

Take a piece of fleece that measures 6" wide and at least 5 1/2" long. Fold the piece in half and sew your seam.  To save time I took a yard of fleece and cut it at 6" in width, folded it in half and sewed the whole yard and then just cut at 5 1/2". 

Turn the fleece inside out so you don't see as much of the seam.
Fold the bottom twice to create the brim

I took a piece of thin ribbon and tied it around the top and then snipped my ends.  

To wrap the Hershey bar I took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock that measured 5" x 5 1/2" and wrapped it around the bar and secured it with Sticky Strip.  For the face I used my 1/2" Circle Punch for the eyes,the small circle in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for the buttons and just cut the triangle for the nose. Using my Sponge Dauber and Blushing Bride ink I made the cheeks.  My Basic Black Marker was used for the smile, and I finished him off by tying on a piece of retired Fabric. 

The following current Stampin' Up! products were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Pumpkin Pie #105117
Ink:  Blushing Bride #131172   Marker:  Basic Black #100082
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, 1/2" Circle #119869
Tools:  Sponge Dauber #102892

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I needed another masculine birthday card, so I once again went to my Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper to give me the colors I wanted for my backgrounds.  A great paper for your Fall and masculine themed cards and projects. 

My card base is Tangerine Tango Card Stock that I embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I added a small layer of Early Espresso that I put under my Sweather Weather to give it a nice accent.  I then added my Happy Birthday stamped in Early Espresso ink and cut out using my Big Shot and an Apothecary Accent framelit.  I embellished it with two Basic Glimmer Brads and placed it onto the card using Dimensionals.

The following were used:
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango #111349, Early Espresso #120953, Very Vanilla #101650
Designer Series Paper:  Sweater Weather #132184
Ink:  Early Espresso #126974
Stamp Set:  Sassy Salutations #132070 w or #126707 c
Embellishment:  Basic Glimmer Brads #121003
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003