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Here we are in sunny Orlando for the Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2013 Conference. Wow, gotta love 80 degrees and sunny! Of course the little treats and swap cards had to come out before we even left the airport. I created a pocket notebook for my roomie and LovenStampfuls group gifts, and I wanted to share it with you. (So if you haven’t gotten your gift yet, you’ll have to decide if you want to look yet or not )
This little notebook is about 4″ tall — I know, because I had to cut the paper to match. LOVE the paper? It’s the upcoming Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (coming soon as a Sale-A-Bration gift item – 127540).
I actually used a ton of new products on this project — from the Spring Catalog (browse online) and the upcoming Sale-A-Bration brochure (watch for it, January 22nd!).
- For the mini banner at the top: Hearts A Flutter stamp set & Framelits Bundle (see it online – 131097)
- To embellish the mini banner: Natural Trim Ribbon (see it online – 129287) and the Jumbo Rhinestones (see it online – 129324)
- For the message: Feel Goods stamp set (see it online – 129684)
- As the embellishment at the bottom: Designer Builder Brads (see it online – 129329) and I stamped the circle in the center with the teeny lips from the Itty Bitties stamp set (see it online - 128939)
I’m loving all the new goodies! I look forward to sharing more updates from the Leadership Conference with you all this week. Keep an eye out!
Stamps: Feel Goods, Hearts A Flutter, Itty Bitties; Ink: Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry; Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Island Indigo; Accessories: Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Big Shot, Distressing Tool, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, Jumbo Rhinestones, Designer Build A Brads, Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon,
Earlier in December I was invited to teach a journal-making class for elementary school students at The Urbana Free Library in Urbana, Illinois. Of course since my pre-order of goodies for the Spring Catalog had just arrived, I had to pull out some new goodies to use on my notebook.
Some of my favorite Sneak Peek items — the Tea Lace Paper Doilies, the Artisan Embellishments Kit (with buttons, lace, ribbon, printed pieces, etc.) and the Hearts A Flutter stamp set. Remember, you can start ordering these items on January 3rd!
To turn this plain composition notebook into a journal, here’s what I did:
- Brush Mod Podge on the back of lightweight kraft paper (I used the packing paper from Stampin’ Up! orders — it’s free!)
- Adhere paper to journal and fold or trim the edges
- Begin the collage project – acrylic paint with foam brushes for background smudges or to cover chipboard
- Apply acrylic paint to stamps with a light touch using a foam brush, being sure to wash stamps right away (the Stampin’ Scrub – see it online – works great here)
- Add buttons and dimensional elements securely with Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive - aka Green Lid Glue – (see it online)
Here are a few more of the photos from this fun library event:
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter; Paper: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper; Accessories: Petite Pennant Builder Punch, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Baker’s Twine, Artisan Embellishments Kit, Acrylic Paint
Each summer I hold a Summer Scrap Camp for kids, and we meet 5 times during the time between the end of school and back-to-school chaos. This summer we had 2 great groups – one for kids going into 2nd and 3rd grade, and another group for kids going into 4th through 9th grade.
Each time we meet, we work on 4-5 scrapbook pages, plus another project or two. This past week we created locker magnets for the kids to take back to school with them. I put out stamps, card stock and a bunch of fun scraps left from past projects, and the kids went to work!
Here are their creations:
Looking for more projects to do with kids before school begins again? Here are a variety of kid-tested stamping projects on my blog.
Sometimes it’s fun to make something for your home decor – something crafty that you’ll keep around for a season or two. Here’s a door hanger (the finished size is about 5 x 5″). I created it for two special party hostesses in July – both Erica and Vickie got to keep one!
The stamps, inks and punches are nearly the same as a Stamp Club project that we made in June (check it out). I used the Pleasant Poppies stamp set (see it online), the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (see it online) and the Elegant Butterfly Punch (see it online).
- Cut a piece of First Edition Specialty Paper (see it online) and a piece of Chipboard to the same size (5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ here)
- Glue together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
- Use the 3 1/2″ Circle Die for Big Shot to cut the center from the the frame
- Poke holes for the Antique Brads at the top corners and add brads and ribbon.
- Stamp a background paper and layer as desired. Attach and embellish!
These would make fun little hostess gifts for showers or backyard BBQ gatherings. Try your own hand at creating something that’s not a card or a scrapbook page!
This past Friday night was our monthly Demonstrator gathering, and I’m excited about our new awards! It’s fun to celebrate the successes within our team, especially when we can celebrate with sweet stamping projects. I designed these awards using the Designer Rosette Die for the Big Shot (see it online) and featured the International Bizaar Designer Series Paper (see it online).
The centers of these rosette awards are cut with the Scallop Circle Die (see it online) and they’re backed with chipboard cut from the same die.
At our meeting, we started by recognizing demonstrators who had reached certain sales volumes, and then had people remain standing as we went up in sales amounts. When we were down to the top 3, they each shared their sales and got to put the corresponding mini-award onto their name tag for the evening.
The mini-awards are backed with a clothespin (fancied up with International Bazaar Designer Series Paper), and are created from stacked pieces. The little rosettes are about 3 inches across. The big ones are about 12-14″ tall:
- Perfect Pennants Die (see it online – 123126)
- Blossom Punch (see it online – 125603)
- A Fitting Occasion stamp set (see it online – 127049) & coordinating punches
We also had a category for the “Top Swap” and demonstrators voted for their favorite of all the cards that were brought for the swap.
It was fun to see everyone excited about the chance to be recognized, and if you look closely at the picture, there’s a lot of laughter to be seen! We have a great time together. One new demonstrator in our group sent me an email afterwards and said that she was amazed at what a great time she’d had meeting everyone.
Should we be allowed to have this much fun crafting?! My Stamp Club for tonight asked to make a project with the Designer Rosette Die (see it online) and I came up with a fun birthday tag that features the Make A Cake stamp set (see it online) and the matching Patio Party Designer Series Paper (see it online).
Originally my hand wasn’t in the photo, but they you couldn’t tell how big this fun rosette is! The finished Rosette here is about 7″ across.
Project Tips: For best results, cut the Designer Rosette strip from a 5″ wide piece of card stock (I used 5 x 11″ of Summer Starfruit card stock here). After cutting the strip, cut it in half longways to make two strips. The two strips go together length-wise to make a full rosette. It’s much easier to get the rosettes straight if you die-cut first, then cut the strip into two. To get the scalloped or zig-zag edge, cut two 5″ strips and use 1/2 from each one.
To make the Rosette: Fan fold the die cut strip, then use Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Green Lid Glue) to adhere the last folds together to make a tube. Be sure to overlap the last creases for best strength. When the glue is dry, gently press down on the inside edge of the tube to make the rosette lie flat. Adhere to die cut tagboard scallop circle with Green Lid Glue & hold until set. Add decorative front pieces after the rosette is set.
Don’t forget that you can get these fun supplies for FREE from the Patio Party Product Suite (see it online) as part of the special for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who join my stamping family in June! (learn more)
Or here are some other ideas with the Patio Party Product Suite from my blog!
Ever find yourself needing a quick tag for a gift? Pull out your Big Shot, the Scallop Circle Die and some Designer Series Paper, and you’re all set! Here’s a recent tag that I created for a friend of my daughter. Plus when the birthday party is over, every little girl loves to have something with her name to hang on her door or in her room.
My favorite way to do these is to cut the chipboard On Board sheets (see it online) to just bigger than the Scallop Circle Die, then use Tombow Multiadhesive to glue the my designer paper to the chipboard square. Then I put the whole chipboard/paper piece through my Big Shot all at once. This way the edges turn out perfectly.
For the Chloe tag, I also cut a contrasting piece of designer paper (gotta love 12 coordinating patterns in one pack!) with the 3-1/2″ Circle Die, and layered. The “Chloe” letters are done with the Timeless Type Junior Alpahbet (see it online). Definitely a handy tool to have!
I felt like a queen when my demonstrator friend Connie Sylvester presented me with this gorgeous nametag gift. Plus, it had lots of REALLY good chocolate with it, which just makes the stamped artwork that much better! And chocolate on a road trip is always a good thing–this was one of our ‘car gifts’ when we drove down to Nashville for the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference last month (see more about my Leadership trip).
Thanks again, Connie! If you’d like to check out some of my past Lattice Die projects, here are a few:
There is no end to the number of creative uses you can find for this punch shape. Fortunately though, here’s a Christmas idea that you can copy easily.
Here are the other pieces that you’ll need, all from Stampin’ Up!:
- 2-Step Bird Punch (for the antlers–check it out)
- Big Shot Circles #2 Die (for the chipboard circle you can’t see and the Designer Series Paper circle that you can see)
- 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch
- Jewelry Tag Punch
- Small Heart Punch
- Chipboard Long Board (to make the magnet base stronger)
- White Gel Pen (for eye highlights)
Finally, I used my favorite Tombow Multiadhesive (see it in the catalog) to glue the ceramic magnet to the back of the chipboard circle and to add the layers on the Owl Punch.
Looking for other holiday gift ideas? Check out some of the recent Gift Idea projects on my blog!
Ever find yourself in a hurry, needing a hand-made gift tag as you’re running out the door?
Sad to say, but I find myself in this situation often. You’d think I’d catch on and get ready sooner, but even sadder, alas, I don’t see to learn.
Probably it doesn’t help matters that I can put together a really cute gift tag in about 5 minutes, courtesy of my Big Shot Die Cut Machine and my card stock-coordinated Designer Series Papers!
The tag below was created in just that 5 minute period (plus add a minute to take the photo).
The base of the tag uses the Scallop Circle Die for the Big Shot. Layered on top of the scallop tag is the largest butterfly of the Beautiful Butterflies die. The butterfly was textured with my favorite Textured Impressions Folder–the Polka Dot one.
For the personalized accent, I added the letter “E” for the birthday girl, cut with the Serif Essentials Alphabet from the Sweet & Sour Specialty Paper. Can you see the gloss on this paper? The polka dots are highlighted with embossed clear designs that add extra texture to the fun pattern.
Finally, I added a button from the Brights Designer Buttons, since the Daffodil Delight matched the background tag.
Lots of fun, and only a handful of minutes. Just think–you won’t need to take the extra minute to snap the photo, unless you want to share your tag with me!