Tuesday, December 6, 2016

12 Days of Christmas - Day 2 - Gift Card Holder

Stampin Up Tin of Tags
Stampin Up Tin of Tags Gift Card Holder
I'm back tonight to share my second project in my 12 days of holiday gift ideas. December has gotten off to a busy start with holiday parties, shopping, and decorating. We got our first record-able snow (only about 1") yesterday morning during the morning drive to work which was fun too! Luckily I left super early (alarm went off at 5:30am) and I made it in just fine. I had an important meeting starting at 8:00am so I had to make sure I arrived on time.

I'm not sure about you, but I usually give a few gift cards throughout the holiday season. This one is a snap to make out of one glassine gift bag and a scrap of 12 x 12 designer series paper. Add a few coordinating embellishments and you are done! We made this gift card holder at our last Stampers with Heart team meeting and I really loved the final result.

Want to make this project?
1. Fold a glassine gift bag in half from bottom to top.
2. Cut a strip of Designer Series Paper 2" x 12" & wrap around bag overlapping seams in the back. Tip: I found it was helpful to tack the paper to the front with some Fast Fuse adhesive.
3. Punch a 2" circle from a piece of Copper foil & attach to gift card front.
4. Wrap Emerald Envy Baker's Twine around the gift card holder center three times then tie in a knot. Attach the mini pinecone then tie in a knot again then tie a bow.
5. Punch a 1 3/4" circle from Whisper White cardstock.
6. Stamp your sentiment in Emerald Envy ink then attach with glue dots.
7. Cut a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" and add to pocket.

I'll be back tomorrow to share my third project. I hope you'll come back to check it out!

There is a huge close-out sale going on right now in my Online Store. If you would like to place an order with me click here to check out the bargains! The Tin of Tags stamp set & Designer Series Paper I used on this project are included in the sale!

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Supplies for this project:
Stamps: Tin of Tags
Ink: Emerald Envy
Paper: Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper, Whisper White cardstock, Emerald Envy cardstock, Copper Foil Sheets
Other: Glassine Gift Bags, Emerald Envy Baker's Twine, Mini Pinecones, 2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots

Thursday, December 1, 2016

12 Days of Christmas – Day 1 – Ghirardelli Treats

Stampin Up Candy Cane Christmas
Stampin Up Candy Cane Christmas
Happy December! Over the next 12 days I will be sharing 12 projects perfect for stocking stuffers or small treats for coworkers, teachers, hairdressers, bank tellers, etc. It is always nice to be able to offer a little surprise to make someone’s day.

I whipped up 19 of these treats last night in no time. I had been shopping at BJ’s Wholesale Club over the weekend and a giant bag of 38 Ghirardelli peppermint bark candies jumped into my cart. The sad part for me is after I made the nineteen treats I realized they would be perfect for several other occasions this month so I will have to go back and get two more bags.

The Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper coordinates beautifully with the coloring in the peppermint bark treats so these came together in no time. I need to thank my friend Gina for the idea. She had shared an example at our last Stampers with Heart team meeting so that is where I got the idea.

Want to make this project? Here are the steps:
1.      Cut your Designer Series Paper into 2” x 6” strips (you can get 12 from 1 piece of 12” x 12” paper). I found this size was perfect to wrap around two treats and there was no waste.
2.      Stamp your greeting onto 2” strips of Whisper White cardstock
3.      Punch out your greeting with the Decorative Label Punch
4.      Put a small amount of Fast Fuse Adhesive on the middle reverse side of your Designer Series Paper to tack one candy square and wrap it the paper around two Ghirardelli squares. I found it was easiest to wrap toward the bottom first and then my seam was at the bottom.
5.      Adhere the ends of the paper with Multipurpose Liquid glue. A little bit really goes a long way with the glue.
6.      Add two Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the punched out sentiment.
7.      Add your sentiment to the treats

You can find the products I used on my project in my Online Store. If you would like to place an order with me here is the link.

There is a huge year end close-out sale going on now through January 3, 2017. If you are shopping for yourself or a crafty person on your list this is a great time to find a good deal. Let me know if you have any questions. Stamps part of the sale are guaranteed until 12/21, but accessories are while supplies last!

Happy Stampin’,
Christine

Supplies for this project:
Stamps: Candy Cane Christmas
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Cardstock
Other: Decorative Label Punch, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Stampin' Up! Suite Seasons Sympathy Card

 Stampin Up - Suite Seasons
Stampin Up Suite Seasons
The card you never want to have to mail I just mailed on Sunday. We received terrible news on Friday that our friends son died in a car accident on Thanksgiving morning. My heart is broken for our friends and their family.

I knew I had the perfect card to put in the mail. I made this card at a Stampers with Heart team meeting back in October. We made four projects with the Suite Seasons stamp set. This is a wonderful stamp set for the holiday season and it is on sale until the end of the month 11/30 at 25% off part of the Stitched from the Heart promotion.

Below is a photo of the sentiments in this stamp set. It covers all the fall holidays and offers the perfect sentiment for a sympathy card. I need to make a few more sympathy cards to add to my stash.

 Stampin Up - Suite Seasons
I linked the products I used on this card below. If you would like to order with me here is a link.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Suite Seasons

Monday, November 28, 2016

Online Extravaganza Ends today!

        Online Extravaganza 
I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. We enjoyed a delicious meal with my husband's family. I was grateful to spend time with family and do some relaxing over the long holiday weekend. Unfortunately we received terrible news on Friday that our friends son died in a car accident on Thanksgiving morning so it has been a tough few days dealing with this news. I hope to do some stamping after the funeral on Wednesday as I haven't felt like it the past few days.

I did want to pop on and share that today Cyber Monday 11/28 ends the Online Extravaganza sale going on in my Online Store. You click here to visit and check out the products still available. There is a special Flash sale today on four products one is the Magnetic Platform which is a must have if you own a Big Shot machine.

I'll be back tomorrow to share a stamping project.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza starts today!

Online Extravaganza

Stampin' Up! is running a huge sale starting today and running over the next week. There are two one day sales today and next Monday, 11/28. Items range from 10-40% off.

To see all the products part of the sale visit my Online Store.

I am also running a special for the month of November. If you place an order over $25 you will receive five free handmade cards from me as a thank you. If you place an order over $50 you will receive a free gift as a thank you from me.

This week is a great time to shop for a crafty family member, friend, or pick up something for yourself. While you are browsing in my store don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack for amazing bargains!

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Monday, November 14, 2016

Onstage Swap - Suite Sayings Baby Card

Suite Sayings Stampin' Up!
Suite Sayings Stampin' Up!
Hi all! I’m back today to share my swap from Onstage in Secaucus, New Jersey. One of the great things about going to a large stamping event is stamping with other demonstrators. I made 40 cards and came home with 40 different ideas.

Since I had my displays I decided to keep my swap very simple. It is a cute baby card similar to one I made here. I used the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack, Baby’s First Framelits, and the sentiment from Suite Sayings. I added just a few embellishments. I made 20 cards in Calypso Coral (shown here) with the flower and rhinestone and 20 cards in Pool Party with the tie from the framelit set.

Christine’s Tip: I started with the cute A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack and then picked the colors in the paper to use for my card. If you start with the patterned paper as your guide everything ends up coordinating beautifully.

I got home yesterday from an awesome stamping retreat weekend. We were spoiled rotten with lots of surprises! I took two classes with some amazing demonstrators, created a special project, and stamped some items for a craft/vendor event on Saturday. I look forward to the next one in the spring.

I linked the products I used below. Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Suite Sayings
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Paper:  Whisper White Cardstock, Calypso Coral Cardstock, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack
Other: Big Shot, Baby’s First Framelits Dies, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sneak Peek! Sending Love Suite 3D Projects

Hi all! I’m back today to share my last sneak peek in my series this week showing my projects from being a display stamper for this past weekend’s Onstage in Secaucus, New Jersey. For my final three projects I decorated a clear tiny treat box, petite gift bag, and made a sour cream container. I used the Sending Love suite of products which will be available in the 2017 Occasions catalog starting January 4, 2017 on pages 14-15.

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sending Love Suite Stampin' Up!
Sending Love Suite Stampin' Up!
I linked the products I used below. Now that you have seen all 15 of my projects do you have a favorite? 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Sealed with Love (available 1/4/17)
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White Cardstock, Real Red Cardstock, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (available 1/4/17)
Other: Big Shot, Love Notes Framelits Dies (available 1/4/17), Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, Classic Label Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Real Red 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold Binder Clips, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Petite Cafe Gift Bags

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sneak Peek! Mini Treat Bags

Hi all! I’m back today to share my fourth sneak peek in my series this week showing my projects from being a display stamper for this past weekend’s Onstage in Secaucus, New Jersey. This time I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies to make two treat bags. The mini treat bags are great to hold relatively flat items such as gift cards, embellishments, stickers, or candy. I used the Yummy in My Tummy and Sealed with Love stamps sets which will be available in the 2017 Occasions catalog starting January 4, 2017.

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Yummy in My Tummy Stampin' Up!
Yummy in My Tummy Stampin' Up!
 I linked the products I used below. I’ll be back tomorrow to show you the last of my display projects.

I took today off work to pack for a stamping retreat that starts today for the entire weekend. I can't wait to see how we are spoiled. Luckily I am close to home this weekend as I am still battling a cold I picked up in New Jersey last weekend.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Sealed with Love, Yummy in My Tummy (both available 1/4/17)
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White Cardstock, Real Red Cardstock, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (available 1/4/17)
Other: Big Shot, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, Love Notes Framelits Dies (available 1/4/17), Real Red 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon, Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack (available 1/4/17), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Tear & Tape Adhesive, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sneak Peek! Yummy in My Tummy Cards

Yummy in My Tummy Stampin' Up!
Yummy in My Tummy Stampin' Up!
Yummy in My Tummy Stampin' Up!
Yummy in My Tummy Stampin' Up!
Hi all! I’m back today to share my third sneak peek in my series this week showing my projects from being a display stamper for this past weekend’s Onstage in Secaucus, New Jersey. This time I used the Yummy in My Tummy stamp set to make two cards. Yummy in My Tummy is on page 16 of the 2017 Occasions catalog starting January 4, 2017. I laughed when I opened this stamp set since I have been known to say yummy yummy yummy I have "blank" in my tummy after I eat something I like.

I used watercolor paper and an aquapainter to color in my monsters. I embossed my cards with the embossing folder after I colored in my monster then added a few hearts in the embossed areas.

I linked the products I used below. I’ll be back tomorrow to show you some more of my display projects.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Yummy in My Tummy (available 1/4/17)
Ink: Old Olive, Island Indigo, & Early Espresso
Paper: Watercolor Paper & Real Red Cardstock
Other: Aquapainter, Real Red 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sneak Peek! Sending Love Suite of Mini Cards

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Hi all! I’m back today to share my second sneak peek in my series this week showing my projects from being a display stamper for this past weekend’s Onstage in Secaucus, New Jersey. I again used the Sending Love suite of products on my samples and I incorporated the Love Notes Framelits Dies set to make a set of mini 3” x 3” cards. The matching envelopes were made with the envelope punch board and new glassine sheets. The Sending Love suite will be available in the 2017 Occasions catalog starting January 4, 2017.

Here is a closer look at each card:

Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!
Sealed with Love Stampin' Up!

 I linked the products I used below. Let me know if you have any questions. I'll be back tomorrow to show you some more sneak peek projects.

Happy Stampin,
Christine

Supplies:
Stamps: Sealed with Love (available 1/4/17)
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock & Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (available 1/4/17)
Other: Big Shot, Love Notes Framelits Dies (available 1/4/1/7), Sending Love Glassine Sheets (available 1/4/17), Real Red 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Envelope Punch Board