Posts Tagged ‘Top Note Die’
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
Happy Valentine’s Day!!
At my daughter’s school (1st & 2nd graders) they have a Post Office each year. The Post Office is run by the students (they empty post boxes, cancel, sort & deliver the mail). The kids all write to each other, but parents can also send in mail to be delivered to our kids. Since I had some owl parts on my stamping table, I thought I’d send her a quick Owl Note.
Did you see my original post of this project? I made these for a group of moms who wanted my help with making Class Treats for their preschoolers. If you have a group that might like to make class treats in central Illinois, be sure to contact me for details on pricing and dates!
Looking for a cute Valentine treat bag topper for a cellophane bag? Here’s a quick one that uses several of the punches on my Clearance Rack, if you need to add any of these punches to your collection! These cute owls are based on the Small Cello Bag size (see them online), and a handful of M&M’s fits perfectly.
Punches & Dies:
- Top Note Die (for Big Shot) -113463
- Scallop Circle #2 Die (for Big Shot) – 113469
- 5 Petal Flower Punch (clearance rack!)
- Scallop Circle Punch (clearance rack!)
- 1 1/4″ Circle Punch -119861
- 1″ Circle Punch – 119868
- 1/2″ Circle Punch -119869
Like the little “owl be yours” greeting? It’s punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. The image is part of the Owl Be Yours & You Bee Mine Digital Download (see it online). I just made a full page of them and printed the circles at home so I could punch them out.
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Best part of this treat? They’re fairly simple to assemble, whether you’re making 5 or 50!
It’s that time again! Yup, time to sign up for a new Round of my Stamps in the Mail Club! This Round (#22!) we’ll be featuring the new Mixed Bunch stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog. Stamps in the Mail Club is the perfect chance to add this set to your collection, AND receive ideas for using it!
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Okay, it’s been 2 weeks since I promised you a Video Tutorial on this project, so I think it’s about time. Did you see the Top Note Tri-Fold Cards I’ve been posting? (see them here) This is the one I shared yesterday.
Today I’m posting the Video Tutorial for making the Top Note Die shaped flap that is used here as the front panel.
The trick is to use your Big Shot Cutting Plates so that they only put pressure on a portion of your die. You could really use this trick for any die…I’m thinking it would look really pretty with the Snowflake Die. Hmm… I think I better get stamping!
What do you think? Want to give it a try? Be sure to look at the samples I’ve posted using this technique (see them here).
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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!
Who says My Digital Studio is only for scrapbooking or cards? Definitely not me! When you look back at the MDS projects on my blog, you’ll definitely see a variety of uses: mini lunchboxes and shrinky dinks, to name a couple.
Here’s another idea for My Digital Studio. In my daughter’s 1st grade class, I have the task of providing the goody bags for their end of year party. (wow, hard to believe the school year is nearly over!) I decided to use My Digital Studio to do the names for the bags:
The name were printed with my home printer, and matted on a Top Note shape cut with the Big Shot from Real Red card stock. The bottoms of the bags were finished with a Stampin’ Around Wheel — quick and easy!
Provide your own cup and hot milk, of course! This cute project was one of our Stamp Club projects this month. It’s a terrific twist on a project that’s been around for years and years. The top hat actually pulls off and the snowman is an envelope that holds a cocoa packet.
- Begin by sealing a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Cut off about 1 ½” from the side, then crimp the remainder with the crimps running perpendicular to the cut.
- Fold a Big Shot Top Note so that it creates a brim for the “hat”, attach to non-crimped envelope piece of the envelope.
- For the marshmallows, cut two of the large scallop circles from Scallop Circle #2 die, and use a 1 ¾” Circle Punch to punch a hole for the Sweet Treat Cup. Attach to hat with Gold Cord.
- Decorate with punched circles, sponged rosy cheeks and a cardstock triangle nose.
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Stamps: any Christmas greeting
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301)
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose (sponged for cheeks)
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups (116802), Paper Crimper (101618), Big Shot (113439), Stampin’ Up! Top Note Die (113463), Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad (109110), 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (112004), Jumbo Snowflake Punch (116628), 3/4″ Circle Punch (107217), 1/2″ Circle Punch (104390), 3/4″ Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon Real Red (115608), Gold Elastic Cord (109867), Sponge Daubers (102892)
These cards are designed to go with a wedding ensemble that I created for a friend. She didn’t actually get to use these, but if you’re starting to plan well ahead of time, I love this for a simple, easy-to-reproduce card!
The cards use the Big Shot and the Top Note die. The die usually cuts a full shape, as in the sample wedding invitation. To make the cards here, I folded the Very Vanilla cardstock in half, then put the cardstock on the Top Note die so that the fold would NOT be cut. The Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon and the elements from the Baroque Motifs stamp set are a great combination.
To put the information about the upcoming wedding on the inside of the card, I actually printed the cardstock using my home printer BEFORE cutting the cardstock with my Big Shot Die Cut machine. I also set the text color on the printer to match the Chocolate Chip ribbon and Chocolate Chip ink used on the front of the card.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (113490)
Inks: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650)
Accessories: Big Shot (194), Top Note Die (198), Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (109051)
Looking for more Pretties Kit ideas? I posted several in the last couple of weeks, but I wanted to add this project. I’ve been having so much fun with Pacific Point lately… I think I may have called it my favorite color a week or two back!
Here I’ve used the Pacific Point Textured Cardstock (on special in May!) for the base of my card.
A CARDSTOCK CUTTING TIP: Instead of making a ‘normal’ sized card, which is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ closed, I tweak the size to make the most of my 12×12″ cardstock. So I cut my 12×12″ sheet into 3 pieces that are 4″ x 11″… that way I can get 3 cards out of a sheet, rather than just 2 if I cut ‘normal’ sized cards.
I also used the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, both for the Big Shot Top Note frame around the edge, and the Scallop Edge punched strip across the middle. Yes, this is the same paper that I used for the little owl Jelly Bean Box.
For the technique… just press your Pretties Kit flower directly into a Craft Pad (Summer Sun used here). Then pour Clear Embossing Powder over the flower and heat with your Heat Tool. If things start to get smoky, don’t panic–it’s actually steam coming up from the silk flower.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Inks: Pacific Point Classic Pad, Summer Sun Craft Pad
Papers: Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point Textured Cardstock, Whisper White,
Accessories: Round Fire Rhinestone Brads, Boho Flower Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Pop-Up Glue Dots, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
This card is one that I demonstrated on the ‘Main Stage’ at our Spring Into Stamping demonstrator meeting 2 weeks ago. You can still join my group if you’re interested! The Demo Starter Kit is always a great deal, and with the $75 Special Kit in May, it’s too good to pass up!