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Do you love the look of this trend? It’s everywhere — these little medallions are popping up everywhere, and they’re amazingly simple to make at home as a DIY craft project.
You can use any bottlecap, but I’ve found that the Soda Pop Tops from Stampin’ Up! are really nice to work with — they smash easily and they have a great metallic finish. (see them online – 129388). They come as a package of 8 ‘regular’ sized ones (1″ circle punch will fit) and 8 little ones (1/2″ circle punch for the center) for $3.95.
I’m starting a “bottlecaps anonymous” group, in case anyone else needs to join me. I think you qualify if you purchase more than 5 little boxes of these
They’re so easy!! Here are the directions:
- Stamp or print image and punch with ¾” Circle Punch (see it online – 119873).
- Punch 1” Circle (see it online – 119868) of First Edition Designer Paper.
- Run Soda Pop Top (see them online – 129388) through your Big Shot (see it online – 113439) to flatten (no tabs, between two Cutting Plates)
- Use a thin layer of Crystal Effects clear glaze (see it online – 101055) to attach all layers and coat over top. Add rhinestone.
- Poke a little hole with your Piercing Tool, toss on a jump ring from the craft store, and add a strip of ribbon.
Okay, here’s where you’ll see the difference on these little treats. It’s in the Tricks & Tips:
- Having trouble with your image bleeding? To prevent this, stamp, punch and then press your circle into a VersaMark Ink Pad (see it online – 102283 ). Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder (see it online – 109130) and heat to melt. No more bleeding!
- Need a smaller monogram? No problem! I used Broadsheet Alphabet Digital Download (122159) on this one. I added my letters into a project on My Digital Studio (learn more about this software) and then printed them so they’d fit in a 3/4″ Circle Punch. Don’t have MDS? NOT a problem! You can get the Broadsheet Alphabet Digital Download and use it in ANY program… Microsoft Word, Photoshop Elements, etc. And there’s no shipping on Digital Downloads, AND you get it right away — instantly (see the download online).
Too much fun. These make terrific crafty gifts, or a fun weekend or spring break project to do with kids. You can even use the Circle Punches to cut out magazine photos or images that strike your fancy. There’s pretty much no end to the creativity.
We’ve been making these this month at several of my events — at Stamp Club with Meg which meets here monthly, and also at our January Demonstrator Stamp & Share Event. Don’t forget to let me know if you’re interested in learning more about all the fun we have as demonstrators!!
Oh, and yes, you can use these bottlecaps on cards or scrapbooking projects! Click here to see some other ideas from my blog.
Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet (Digital Download); Paper: First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White; Accessories: Big Shot, Soda Pop Tops, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Crystal Effects;
What a whirlwind of a day… wait, do all my Stampin’ Up! event posts start with that line?? Well the great part is that it’s always a wonderful whirlwind of creativity, inspiration and yes, free stamps! This year’s Leadership Conference has been no different.
Here are a few of the highlights from this year’s Leadership:
This is the kick-off for Stampin’ Up!’s 25th year – and I’m excited to be a part of it! The morning started off with a fabulous message from Shelli Gardner about the Statement of the Heart, and how much we all together have allowed Stampin’ Up! to make a difference in the past 25 years.
Then the stamping sessions got underway with a variety of fabulous ideas… you’ll just have to wait for many of them, since I’ll be sharing on my blog over the next couple of weeks! But here’s a teaser taste of some of the beautiful things we saw…. first with the Artisan Embellishments Kit (see it online – 129328):
And then with the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (see it online – 131395):
Then there was the fabulous announcement of the Dude, You’re Welcome Kit (see it online – 132807), which you can order starting today! It’s stamps, an ink pad and manly papers for guys who forget their wives’ birthdays, or who just want brownie points for stamping their own cards!
Then it was the announcement about My Paper Pumpkin (which you can sign up for starting today!!). Here’s more on my blog about that… and at Leadership, we each got to take a 1st month kit and the trial kit home for free!! Think we were excited? Much?
After that was lunch, which is always a relaxing affair at Leadership — think white tablecloths, several courses, and a chance to visit with friends to talk about our impressions of Leadership.
Then that evening we gathered (all 1500 of us!) for a stamping under the stars evening, pajamas required!
For even more fabulous ideas, like this one using the Soda Pop Tops bottlecaps (see them online – 129388) from the Spring Catalog:
Really, how fun is that?? Bottlecap jewelry is so trendy, and with a 1″ circle punch, Crystal Effects and the Soda Pop Tops (smash with your Big Shot), you’re all set!
After stamping, it was time for cookies and milk. Because really, what pajama party is complete without them??
We had a great time gathering with old friends from around the US and Canada, and meeting new friends, too. It’s always a good time when demonstrators gather.
So we’re looking forward to gathering again soon — in St. Louis for the Stampin’ Up! Regional!
If you’d like to join me and my LovenStampfuls team, I’d love to have you there! Be sure to let me know you’re thinking about it. And remember that if you’re loving all these updates about events, YOU can come, too! There is a terrific bonus coming up soon for the New Demonstrator Starter Kit. Drop me a note and I can get you details!!
Want to see more Leadership updates? Here they are…on my blog!
Did you know that Demonstrators like to do Make N Take projects, too? We do! Want more information about being a demonstrator? Be sure to check my website for the current special!
Here is one of the projects we stamped at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Nashville back in January (see more about Leadership).
The stamp set used is “Clearly For You” (see it online) from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The images in this set are sweet and easy to use for a variety of projects.
I absolutely loved them as a kid! As a stamper, I’ve played around with them quite a bit, too. But as a Digital Scrapbooker, it hadn’t occurred to me to use inkjet shrink sheets with creations from My Digital Studio!
Fortunately my friend Missy Shipman had a little tag she received from a demonstrator friend, and Missy shared the idea with me back in October at our Founder’s Circle Retreat.
Here are the directions:
- Print and cut shrink plastic (check a craft or office supply store) to about 2 x 3-1/2″
- Use the Corner Rounder to clip corners
- Punch 3/8″ hole with Crop-A-Dile
- Shrink with Heat Tool or in oven, then add Marina Mist 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
If you don’t recognize the Designer Series Paper on this project, it might be because this paper is only available as a Digital Download, rather than as actual paper in a Stampin’ Up! catalog. (learn more about Digital Downloads)
The paper is called Summertime Splendor (see it online).
The possibilities are endless… I could see these as charms on a bracelet, charms for cards or scrapbook pages, dog tags… too much fun!
Be sure to check out some of my other recent My Digital Studio projects.
I’ve been having a great time playing with the largest of the Simply Adorned Charm sizes–the 1-1/2 x 2″ charm. Here are a variety of seasonal charm inserts:
You can make these for pretty much any occasion–this is the one Jan made to match her yellow outfit. Isn’t it cute?
Check out how great this charm size looks with her great outfit and the other chains she was wearing that day.
If you’re an Illini fan, you’ll like the colors on the orange & blue charm above.
These sweet inserts (or the smaller ones that go with the 20% discounted Simply Adorned Bundle) can match any occasion or theme.
If you’re in the Central Illinois area on Friday, October 22nd, you’ll want to join me for my “Here Come the Holidays” party! The event is free to attend, and if you’d like you can also sign up for the Simply Adorned Ornament Boutique. At the Boutique (during the main Open House event) you’ll make all 4 inserts for this charm size. Cost is $10 for the Simply Adorned Boutique, and can be applied towards your purchase of a charm that evening. (check the details and RSVP online)
One of my favorite parts of Convention is trading ideas with other Demonstrators. We like to call it “swapping” and we swap everything from cards to scrapbook pages to 3-D items.
Stampin’ Up! has a fun evening event planned for us with a Flower Power theme, so of course I had to come up with a fun “flower power” type item to swap! The Fleece Flowers I’ve shared recently are great (check out that Video Tutorial) but I wanted to come up with something a little quicker.
Hence the “Faster & Fresher Fleece Flower” was born! These little flowers are created using the Scallop Circle Die. The steps are simple:
- Cut a Scallop Circle from polar fleece fabric using the Big Shot Die Cut Machine
- Cut the Scallop Circle into a spiral, about 5/8″ wide all the way to the center
- Use hot glue to attach a 2″ fleece circle to the back of the spiral (cut with the Big Shot Circles #2 Die)
- Use hot glue to attach leaves cut from the Big Shot Island Floral Die
But I can do one better than just directions and photos. Here’s a Video Tutorial that I created to teach you how to make these simple flowers using fabric and your Big Shot Die Cut Machine.
And be sure to check back this week for more posts about the Stampin’ Up! Convention!
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Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Scallop Circle Die (113468), Circles #2 Die (114526), Island Floral Die (118871)
Remember those Fleece Flowers I showed last week? Well I promised that I’d post a Video Tutorial for them, and here it is!
These little flowers are created using the Big Shot Die Cut Machine from Stampin’ Up!, plus the Circles #2 Die. The leaf is from the Island Floral Bigz Die in the Summer Mini Catalog. You’ll also be needing some thread, a needle and a button, plus a pin back or hair clip, depending on how you’d like your flower to be used.
You could turn these into headbands for little girls (or grown-up girls!) or use them as accent pins on purses or jeans jackets. But however you use them, it’s definitely cheaper to make several using your own Circles #2 Die than to purchase them for $20 each at a boutique. You never know, maybe you could sell them at the local boutique yourself!
Since the fleece is relatively inexpensive, these would also make a great Girl Scout project idea–or use them with any group of kids. I’ll let you know how it goes with my Summer Scrap Campers this week!
Supplies: Island Floral Bigz Die (118871), Circles #2 Big Shot Die (114526), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439),
Last night was our LovenStampfuls Group APEX swap, and wow, there were some incredible projects! Okay, actually ALL the projects were fabulous. So over my next few posts you can expect to see some of these great ideas.
I had to share Sherry Garrett’s swap first though–because not only did she make some really cute pins, but she also packed her mailing box with tissue paper that she had STAMPED TO MATCH her swaps cards! I think that’s ‘going above & beyond’, don’t you?
Here is Sherry’s card–check out the great butterflies! Her pin is gorgeous, too. She stamped layers of Vellum Cardstock and then heat embossed the top layer in black. She colored from the back side with Stampin’ Write Markers, then attached all the layers.
Next up is the card by Mary Ellen Stites, and you can get the details on her ‘how’ through her blog post. Isn’t it gorgeous? For the quick explanation, think Crushed Curry & Soft Suede, Presto Patterns Designer Paper, the Elements of Style stamp set and the Beautiful Wings Big Shot Die.
The next card is one by Kim Padan (see her blog directions here), and she used the Presto Patterns Designer Series Paper, too. Except where Mary Ellen colored hers in Crushed Curry, Kim used Melon Mambo. But the stamp set is the same — Elements of Style has been really popular! If you haven’t seen, be sure to check out the Presto Patterns project I shared with this set. (and Kim–thanks for catching my original mis-attribution!!)
I’ll stop there for now, but you’re going to love the other projects I have to share, too! This is definitely a talented group of demonstrators. Don’t forget–if you’re considering becoming a demonstrator, there’s a special going on til the end of May. You can learn more on my website or email me with any questions.
Okay, when it happens to me I know that it’s going to take me more than 2 minutes to take everything off, find something else to wear and get dressed all over again.
So I figure that my best bet is to spend 2 minutes making the perfect custom jewelry piece to match whatever I originally put on, right?
To start off, let me make it clear that the new Simply Adorned jewelry line from Stampin’ Up! is going to be your new best friend Even if you’ve never applied stamp to paper in your life, you CAN do this!
I’m loving these gorgeous lockets, and I receive compliments whenever I wear one.
Even better?? Get ready!! If you watch this video and get excited about ordering your first Simply Adorned jewelry piece, you can jump over to my online ordering website and place your order online right now. A couple things to remember:
- SPECIAL FROM MEG! Order Simply Adorned jewelry from me between Feb. 25th and Mar. 15th and I’ll send you a Simply Adorned Parts N Pieces Kit (ribbons, cardstock and Designer Series Paper scraps sized for your charms)
- order $50 (before shipping and tax) and you get a free Sale-A-Bration gift with your order! (click here to download the choices)
- note sure what you need? Just drop me an email or give me a call!
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Stamps: Tiny Tags (w-118091 or c-118592) Accesories: Medium Jewelry Tag (117190)
I get so many compliments on this bracelet that I figured I ought to share it here. It was created and given to me by my friend and downline member Mary Ellen Stites (thanks, Mary Ellen!). Isn’t this wonderful?
Mary Ellen stamped the flower blossoms in Staz-On ink on these pre-drilled mini dominoes. She added the color by mixing Crystal Effects with Classic Reinker (Pink Pirouette and Old Olive) and then applied it to the stamped image with a toothpick.