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Have you been using the Stampin’ Up! Fabrics with your Big Shot? This Twitterpated Designer Series Fabric (retiring & discounted!! see it online) was cut with the Fun Flowers Die (see it online) for the Big Shot (see it online).
Supplies for 4 projects — ready to stamp, delivered to your front door.
Order online in my store by May 9th.
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Okay you knitters… do you have a guinea pig? A friend with a guinea pig? Well if you ever need a gift idea, here’s my fav: a hand-knit guinea pig sweater. Our guinea pig, Tiger, doesn’t hate his sweater, so I’d say that’s a resounding ‘thumbs-up’ from him! Of course he doesn’t really have thumbs…
But he happily wears his sweater when we take him out for cuddling Here’s the shot of him that I put on an e-card with the Simply Sent app from Stampin’ Up!
And if you don’t have a guinea pig (or know one) then at least you can appreciate the fun Stampin’ Up! style e-card. Don’t you love how the buttons and DSP match the ones you can get for My Digital Studio?
Head to the app store on your phone or iPad to pick up this simple and fun app! Simply Sent app is a super-simple adaptation of My Digital Studio… nothing like the real thing, but enough fun to make for some sweet e-cards in a flash.
Did you see my Simply Sent e-card for Christmas? (check it out now)
Curious about the sweater? I first saw a similar one on Pinterest, and tracked it to this site. I changed up the pattern for a different gauge yarn and needle size, and added some fun cables to fancy it up. If I get any requests for the pattern, I’ll be happy to add my version here for you. Just leave me a comment so I’ll know!
Oh, and if you’re a knitter or you crochet, don’t miss out on this sweet knitting stamp set – Hand Knit (see it online)! It’s great for creating little notes for your yarn-loving compadres, or for making tags for hand-made gifts that you create. You can order the stamp set through my website online here. Let me know if you have questions!
Want to see a few ideas for using this set? Here are the note cards and tags I created for a local knitting shop class.
Sometimes it’s fun to make a card that will never go through the mail — something special that you’d include with a package or hand to a special friend. This month at Stamp Club we made Jumbo Sticky Round flowers (see the Rounds online) with the Flirtatious Designer Fabric (see it online – 122335) and attached them to hand-made vellum envelopes (vellum card stock – 101856).
Jumbo Sticky Round Flower Directions:
- Begin with a 1 ¼” x 27” strip of fabric.
- Twist one end of the fabric to about ¼” wide and tie a small knot.
- Press the knot into the center of a Jumbo Sticky Round
- Continue twisting the fabric and pressing into the Sticky Round. Turn the Sticky Round and the flower will grow.
- Peel from the backing paper and add to a die cut flower layer or a punched circle.
The vellum envelope opens and a regular note card fits inside – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. The You Are Loved stamp set (see it online – 123779) is a great one for collage stamping.
Looking for more Valetine ideas? Get some Valentine inspiration from my blog.
Stamps: You Are Loved; Ink: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo; Paper: Vellum Card Stock, Whisper White, Pool Party; Accessories: Jumbo Sticky Rounds, Twitterpated Designer Series Fabric, Wisteria Wonder Baker’s Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Big Shot, Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
I didn’t mention in my Registration Day post, but you may have seen my sneak peek last week. I always make something special for everyone from our group who goes to Convention, and extra little treats for my LovenStampfuls demonstrators who attend.
This year I made bag tags (did I mention that the Convention bags are fabulous this year?!) that we can all put on our bags to keep them from getting mixed up.
The tags are about 6 inches across, and created from the Designer Rosette Die (see it online). I’m in love with this die, in case you wanted to see more project ideas. The center of the die was created with My Digital Studio (learn about the free 30 day trial) and the World Traveler Photobook Template (see it online – 130066).
For my LovenStampfuls teammates, I made some extra little treats. I just realized that I never got a photo of the insides! I’ll have to get those for you, too. But until then, here’s the treat pouch that I made with the Scallop Square Die (115950 – see it online) and the Floral District Designer Series Fabric (126893 – see it online).
I’m in love with the whole Floral District Product Suite (see more online)! The tags are created with the Loving Thoughts stamp set (w 125843 or c 125845 – see it online). I love this set for simple gifts! (see more ideas on my blog)
And with my suitcase nearly empty without this huge box, I think I have room for a few souvenirs
March 2, 1904: Birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel. What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book? This morning Abby was supposed to wear something ‘Seuss’ to school. And while her younger brother has several Seuss-cartoon shirts, Abby didn’t have anything specific. So she decided to go as a Star Bellied Sneech.
We didn’t have Sylvester McMonkey McBean’s Star-On Machine, so I cut a star from green felt and we used the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (see them online) to attach the star to Abby’s shirt. Here’s hoping it comes off fairly cleanly! If I’d wanted it permanent, we could have used the Big Shot Fabric Adhesive (see it online) and ironed the star on her shirt.
If you are celebrating Dr Seuss tomorrow on Read Across America Day, try adding a star to your own yellow shirt!
At Stampin’ Up! events, I often like to take a little gift to share with my LovenStampfuls Demonstrator group, and I wanted to share the brooch pins that I brought for Leadership in San Antonio last month. There were 10 of us attending (yay for a fun group!) and we had a great time.
I added layers of old denim between the Twitterpated flowers, and the whole pin is held together by an Antique Brad (see them online). The little Jewelry Tag Punch piece (see it online) adds an extra touch with the “friends” sentiment from the Tiny Tags stamp set (see it online).
Hello from San Antonio, Texas for the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference! Although we haven’t seen too many pairs of cowboy boots or heard too many Texas accents, we are thoroughly enjoying our visit to San Antonio.
Here are a few highlights of our Registration Day… First picture is of the Make N Take session tables when we first walked in. Yes, we get to stamp projects at Stampin’ Up! events, too!!
And not only that…there were GIFTS waiting for us at the tables! The portfolios match our fun tote bags. Each of these was signed by Shelli Gardner (thanks Shelli!):
The Make N Take projects were fabulous. We all agreed that they looked even more beautiful in person than they did in the photos. There were actually NINE projects included in our Make N Take packets — more than enough to keep us busy stamping for 2.5 hours.
Here are some LovenStampfuls Demonstrators (Mary Ellen, Faye and Betsy) and some of our demonstrator friends pausing for a scrapbook photo moment
And here are two more of the Make N Take samples.
The projects featured the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (we got a whole package in our kits!) and the Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit (see it online), along with the Mixed Bunch stamp set (see it online). There were even some extra samples shared for more ideas. Here’s one of my favs:
After Make n Takes, we picked up some coffee (gotta keep the energy up for all that stamping!) and headed to the Manager’s Reception for some fabulous hors d’oeuvres and Shirley Temples with cute little umbrellas. Here are a few of the Managers from our group: Betsy Crider, Mary Ellen Stites, Dixie Finn & myself.
Leadership is a great chance to meet and talk with many of the Stampin’ Up! corporate staff, since the venue is a little bit more intimate than the huge Stampin’ Up! Convention held during July each year. Here’s Betsy with Rich Jutkins, the president of Stampin’ Up.
After snacks, Stampin’ Up! treated us to a fabulous Chinese acrobat show. Wow, those were some talented artists. There were jugglers, gymnasts, and more. It made my stomach muscles hurt in sympathy to see some of their stunts! They were really impressive though, and we all enjoyed the show.
And of course afterwards, what’s more fun than FREE stamps?! Each of us received a stamp set that will appear in the Summer Mini Catalog (due out in April). Here’s Mary Ellen — doesn’t she look excited to have her set? Thanks Laura!
All in all, a fun, busy, full day! And that was just Registration! We still have two full days of conference to go, so I probably should get at least a little bit of sleep. I’ll look forward to sharing more with you tomorrow!
This weekend we hosted 26 little 7 & 8 year old girls….errr…PIRATES for a Pink Pirate Birthday Party! Of course the party included a chance to stamp. For one project, the girls each decorated a Pirate Notebook with alphabet and heart stamps.
I’m still recovering, but here are a few photos from our 2 hour voyage, plus our ‘message in a bottle’ party invitations, complete with sand!
Pink Pirate Party food:
- “Sea Brine — For Pirates Only!” (stickers on water bottles)
- Foamy Seas (blue jello in a clear cup with Swedish Fish and whipped cream on top)
- Cake & Ice Cream (pre-scooped into pink muffin liners with a pirate sail toothpick on top)
- Goldfish crackers, carrots & celery
Pink Pirate Crafts:
- “A Pirate’s Life for Me” Notebooks
- Pirate Treasure Chests (gotta love glue & rhinestones!)
Pink Pirate Party Games:
- Dig for Buried Treasure (sandbox with buried beads)
- Pin the Pirate on the Ship
- Cannonball Pop (blow up black balloons with notes inside — “Walk like a pirate!”, “Say AARG!”
Alas, there’s no actual cake involved in this project, unless of course some fabulous blog reader decides to send me cake… just saying… But the Designer Series Paper here is the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (see it online) from the Holiday Mini Catalog (browse online).
The stamped leaf at the top of the box is from the 2-step Gently Falling stamp set (see it online), stamped in More Mustard and Soft Suede to match the Spice Cake Designer Fabric (see it online) and the giant Spice Cake Designer Button (see it online).
The box pleat folds around the edges of the box are easy to accomplish with the help of the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool (see it online). Each ‘box’ of the pleat is 1/4″ deep, so set up your Simply Scored and score at 1/4″, 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, 2-1/2″, 2-3/4″, 3-3/4″, 4″, 5″, etc. for the length of the paper. Another tip — be sure to attach your Designer Series Paper to the card stock strip before you begin scoring. That way both pieces will be scored exactly the same and folding will be easier.
Fold to create the box pleats, then adhere to your Kraft Gift Box with Sticky Strip. Looking for more Gift Box ideas? Be sure to check them out on my blog! (click here for ideas)
Last week I shared a notebook that I’d decorated using coordinating items from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (see it online). Today I have a card that uses the same set of supplies, including the Forever Young stamp set (see it online).
The card actually has a flap cut with the Top Note Die, and is covered with the Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper and has a bow from the Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric. Did you see my project from earlier this week with a Designer Fabric bow?
To create the Top Note flap on this card, just position the Cutting Plates so that they cover only the part of the die that you want to cut. Not making sense? Hang in there — I’ll have a Video Tutorial to share next week!