Curvy Keepsake Chicks

March 24th, 2015 by craftdoc

I CASED some Easter chicks that will lay Cadbury Creme Eggs for my next event.  Just search for “Curvy Keepsake Box” on Pinterest for lots of fun ideas for this die.  All supplies can be purchased at my website SHOP.

Sale-A-Bration ends soon, so take advantage of all the deals!  If your wish list is long, remember that the demonstrator starter kit is the best deal so you can get everything at a discount and enjoy the fun.

Today’s Tips:

- after the 2 pieces of the box are adhered, take a bone folder and curve up the ends.

-Punches that I used are:  Cupcake for the eyes and wings, Owl for the eyes, Modern Label for the feet and Little Labels for the beak

-Cardstock is Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White

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Irresistibly Yours

March 16th, 2015 by craftdoc

The Resist technique is a favorite among papercrafters.  The Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper has the resist already embossed on the paper.  You just add ink in any color you like by sponging or spritzing.

Today’s Tips:

-Create an ombre look by using different shades of the same color.

-Wipe off excess ink with a tissue.

-This paper is not for sale – you can only get it FREE with a $50 order at my website shop.

-Stamp sets used were Crazy About You and Lovely Amazing You.

-The Whisper White panels were cut with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.

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Almost Spring: All Abloom and Cheerful Critters

March 13th, 2015 by craftdoc

Our snow is starting to melt and there may be a touch of green showing.  The All Abloom Designer Paper Stack is full of spring flowers and is a Weekly Deal.  For just $5.21, you can make a ton of projects.  Here is a card for my next class using the Cheerful Critters stamp set.

Today’s Tips:

-Cut a 1-1/2″ strip off the bottom of the paper and trim to 3″.  Use the scrap to stamp the image a second time for  Paper Piecing the outfit.

- Use the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder (here) or the Weekly Deal Wildflower Meadow to add texture to the Strawberry Slush panel.

-The second photo shows an even easier layout using the Note card and Envelopes and the new SAB freebie – In Color Accessory pack of twine and buttons.  I used some different papers here – Painted Blooms, Best Year Ever and Adventure Bound.

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Paper Pumpkin Revisited

March 10th, 2015 by craftdoc

One of the nice things about Paper Pumpkin is the ink spots and stamp set that you can us over and over.  I posted earlier my initial projects with the February kit.  Well, the kits are so portable, that I took  a couple with me to a crop I attended on Saturday.  I worked on a Project Life album, then pulled out this kit for a nice break and made these simple cards.

Today’s Tips:

-for the first set, I just cut one of the accordian cards into 4 smaller cards.  These are great to tuck into a gift.  Or add an envelope made with your envelope punch board.

-for the second set, I used ink spots from previous kits (guaranteed no duplicates in 12 months) and the notecards and envelopes sold in the annual catalog.  I added some free SAB twine.  Oh – I should have adhered the matching button to the side of the apple!

-The 3 month, 6 month and 12 month subscriptions are available at a discount AND earn you a Sale-A-Bration Freebie!  Get them here at my online shop under KITS.

-The cards are stamped “thanks” on the inside.  What a great teacher card!

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Hello Life Kit

March 6th, 2015 by craftdoc

I just love the Hello Life kit by Stampin’ Up!  It’s quick to assemble and makes a fun display board for your photos.  I used some photos and memorabilia from the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando.

Today’s Tips:

-Instructions are included for all the elements.  The only one I had a bit of trouble with was the pom-poms – I just made one instead of 3.  I must be pom-pom challenged.  They do need a lot of trimming and fluffing to look nice.  Or you could just leave them out and use extra hearts on the banner.  And then you have lots of twine left for other projects such as:

-cards – the kit has doubles of almost all of the pieces so you can make a bunch of cards.  Here are a few that I did.

-change out the color scheme by substituting another color for the Crushed Curry elements such as a pink, blue or red.

CLASS ANYONE in Erie, PA?  You and your friends pre-purchase the kit at my website shop.  I provide the stamps and inks.

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Demonstrator Fun

February 27th, 2015 by craftdoc

One of the best parts about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is gathering together for fun sharing and stamping gatherings together.  Here are the make and takes, and swaps from the last Erie Area Demo meeting at my house.  I’d love to have you join my team and join the fun.  There are extra goodies during Sale-a-bration.  Details are at the Join the Fun tab at my website.

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Balloon Bash

February 25th, 2015 by craftdoc

The Balloon Bash stamp set starred on on this card from our February class and another one for the Friday Mashup challenge.

Today’s Tips:

-Stamp some balloons on scrap cardstock – I did 5.  Fold in half, stamped image to the inside.  Stack together leaving one gap to adhere to the card for a cute pop-up.

-Add some coordinating pom-pom trim, sequins and Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper – all at my website shop.

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What’s Up Punch

February 21st, 2015 by craftdoc

The What’s Up Punch is a Weekly Deal for just a couple more days at my website Shop.

It coordinates with the free Sale-a-Bration stamp set – You Brighten My Day.  How do you like the cute little houses stamped on the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (also a weekly deal)?    The Daffodil Delight cotton ribbon is also a Weekly Deal.  Oh, and how about picking up the In Color Bundle which includes all 5 inkpads plus a package of assorted cardstock.  Way to double dip on your discounts!

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Today’s Tips:

- the cloud stamps are in the “So You” stamp set – I almost overlooked this set – it is way cool.

-I used Stampin’ Up! Kraft Paper.  It is different than our Crumb Cake.  More of a true Kraft with some speckles.

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February Paper Pumpkin

February 20th, 2015 by craftdoc

I love it when my red box appears in the mailbox.  No prep for me!  Just a decision – enjoy it now or save it for a family visit.

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When I saw the Layers of Gratitude accordian card, I knew I must turn it into a mini album.

The front is basically per the directions.  To the back, I added photos using the On Film framelits.

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The stamp set and ink spots are great to make some additional thank you cards.  I’ll be making some more of these for my current subscribers today.  What better thing to do  in minus 15 degree weather!

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Today’s Tips:

-  When using the On Film framelits, put a piece of waxed paper between the framelit and cardstock.  And then put a piece of dryer sheet on the other side of the cardstock.  After cutting, your filmstrip pops right out and  the annoying little square pieces will stick to the dryer sheet (photo below).

- The first card uses the FREE during Sale-A-Bration Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper.  After you stamp on this paper, wipe off the excess ink with a tissue.

-Store your stamps and ink spots in Stampin’ Up! stamp cases (photo below).

-Keep your extra supplies in a box so you can see them easily (photo below).

-On the box above I used the Mother’s Day stamp and tag from the Framed Love Paper Pumpkin kit – still available at my online shop for current subscribers.  Remember, a 3 – month subscription is ON SALE during Sale-A-Bration and you can pick a freebie too!

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Simply Wonderful Sale-A-Bration

February 19th, 2015 by craftdoc

There’s nothing better than a good sketch challenge to get the creative juices flowing.  Here I used the FREE Simply Wonderful stamp set.  It has greetings for both the outside and inside of your cards.  The Pansy Punch and the In Color Designer Paper Stack are both on SALE this week at my website shop.

Today’s Tips:

-Add a bit of texture to some of the layers with embossing folders.

-Several of the stamps in this set fit nicely with Stampin’ Up! punches.

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