Posts Tagged ‘You’re A Gem’
Are you ready for the current Stampin’ Up! catalog to retire on May 31st? I’m not, but I am looking forward to the new catalog on June 1st In the meantime, I’m trying to share all the rest of the ‘retiring’ projects that I have to show you! Here’s a fun little bureau box that I created for a hostess gift at my workshop last week, featuring the retiring Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper (see it online) and the retiring Matchbox Die (see it online).
The box top also uses the Beveled Windowpanes (see them online) which will soon be retired. Both the windowpanes AND the Filigree Brads (see them online) are on sale — 40% off, while supplies last (or through May 31).
Wish you had more ideas for the beveled windowpanes before they retire? Here are some fun cards on my blog.
Looking for more reasons that you “NEED” the Matchbox Die? Here are several project ideas.
Looking for more Big Top Birthday ideas? Here’s a quick & easy gift using this fun paper.
Have an irregular edge that needs a scalloped border? Like on the little edge of the Petite Purse Die front flap? (see it online) Try using your circle punches to make the curve for you. Just punch several circles (shown are ¾” circles) and attach them to the edge on the back side. You can also cover up the back side with another piece of card stock.
The Bright Blossoms stamp set is a perfect match for the Summer Smooches Product Suite (see it online). I used it on the little tags here (yup, Decorative Label Punch to make these).
Marker to Stamp Technique: To make the multi-colors, ink your stamp with a Stampin’ Write Marker or two or three. When all the colors are on the stamp, THEN apply the stamp to your card stock. Voila! (see some other Marker to Stamp projects on my blog)
And yes, remember I’ve been calling this little purse the Mary Poppins Purse, since it seems bigger on the inside than the outside. So yes, all three tags & candies do fit inside.
Have fun with these little treats & tags! Give the whole package as a gift, or carry the purse around with you and hand out little candies to people you see during the day. With the greetings from You’re A Gem (check out some other samples) they’re perfect little “just thinking of you” treats.
One of my daughter’s teachers had a baby recently, so we wanted to make something fun for her. Everyone likes to keep pictures of their baby handy, right? Never enough fridge magnets available though, so here is a set of 4 photo clips in a gift box, using the Stitched Stockings stamp set (see it online) and the Stocking Builder Punch (see it online). See, this set isn’t just for Christmas!
The Baby Booties effect for this stamp set comes from trimming down the stocking, so it’s not quite as tall as the original stamped image. After all, those babies have little feet, and they don’t need knee socks! This photo shows the steps for putting these together. I didn’t want to cover up all the gorgeous Silver Glimmer Paper (see it online) so instead of a circle card stock layer, I cut the circle from a sheet of Vellum Card Stock. That way the booties stand up from the circle, but the glitter still shows through.
After making these 4 magnets (did you see my “merry” magnets from earlier this month?), I boxed them in a simple Kraft Gift Box with a ‘belly band’ wrapped around the middle. The greeting is from the You’re A Gem stamp set — one of my favorites! The band just slides off the end of the box for easy opening. (check out some of my other Kraft Gift Box ideas)
These little clips will be a great fridge decor item, perfect for holding pictures of the new little Isaac!
What’s better than red licorice and glitter? How about a really sweet, quick & simple project that will make your treats the envy of the neighborhood? This Stitched Stockings Christmas gift idea is perfect for little treats for teachers, bank tellers, coworkers–anyone. Keep them in your purse and use them to brighten a day, just for fun!
Here’s a quick Video Tutorial to explain exactly how to make these treats — and to show how nicely this set of Stampin’ Up! supplies go together to create a stunning stitched stocking treat. Have I mentioned how much I love the Glimmer Paper?
Supply List (all supplies from Stampin’ Up! – order online through my store for speedy delivery!):
- Stitched Stockings Stamp Set (123784 clear mount OR 123782 wood mount)
- Stocking Builder Punch (124095)
- You’re A Gem stamp set (122270 clear mount OR 122268 wood mount)
- Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
- 1 x 8″ Cello Bags (124134)
- Cherry Cobbler Polka Dot Scallop Ribbon (124138)
- Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad (119669)
- Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (119685)
- Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
- Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
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!
And if you haven’t washed your windows, turn right back around and pull out your stamping supplies. Those windows will wait! Instead, try the Stampin’ Up! Beveled Windowpanes (see them online)!
These little babies come smudge-free and you don’t have to wash them at all. Here’s a project showcasing the windowpanes along with the You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online), both in the Occasions Mini Catalog (ends April 30th!).
This card was also one of the projects in my last round of the Stamps in the Mail Club. While you can’t sign up for this project any longer, you CAN sign up for the next round of projects! (learn more about Stamps in the Mail Club)
Recently I shared a project that I’ve been demonstrating at Home Parties, using the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I was surprised that more stampers hadn’t seen this watercoloring tool already! The WWC are definitely a favorite of mine.
To spread my love around, I thought a Video Tutorial might be in order.
So here it is, my Stamping 101 Watercolor Wonder Crayons with Aqua Painters! You can find step-by-step written instructions here on my blog.
Here is the Supply List for this project. All supplies are available for order online through your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator — I’m happy to help you with an order if you don’t have a demonstrator! (click below to view online):
- Sweet Summer stamp set (see it online) *Sale-A-Bration free gift, until March 31st! (learn more about Sale-A-Bration)
- You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online)
- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Subtles Collection (see it online)
- Aqua Painter (see it online)
- Designer Label Punch (see it online)
- Watercolor Paper (see it online)
- Staz-On Black Ink (see it online)
- Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (see it online)
- Small Cello Bag (see it online)
- Baja Breeze Seam Binding (see it online)
- Smooch Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink (see it online)
Have fun with this project– it’s perfect for wedding favors, shower favors, holiday office treats, you name it!
Check out some of my other recent Video Tutorials!
(and if you were looking for my Video Tutorial on the cupcake project… hang in there, for just a little bit longer!)
When I demonstrate Stampin’ Up! at home parties (aka ‘workshops’), I often like to share two projects. One of the projects is usually a card, and one of the projects always includes chocolate. Because stamping is fun, but stamping with CHOCOLATE is better!
In fact, you can check out a variety of the ‘candy projects’ that I’ve shared in the past.
Here’s one of my recent favorites, using the Sweet Summer stamp set (see it online). Sweet Summer is one of the free Sale-A-Bration choices available only until March 31st, so don’t wait too long! (learn more about Sale-A-Bration).
I used my favorite coloring tool for this project: Watercolor Wonder Crayons! The set I used here was the Subtles Collection (see it online) and my watercolor tool was an Aqua Painter (see it online).
- Punch with the Designer Label Punch (see it online) from a piece of Watercolor Paper (see it online)
- Stamp with the Sweet Summer stamp set in Staz-On Black Ink (see it online). Staz-On is the best choice for watercolor as it will not run when brushed with water
- Add greeting from the You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online)
- Use Aqua Painters and Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Subtles Collection) to color the design
- Attach to a piece of Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (see it online) with Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Add chocolate to a Small Cello Bag (see it online) and fold over. Tie with a length of Baja Breeze Seam Binding (see it online)
- Dab a tiny bit of Smooch Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink (see it online) to the bee wings and flower center. Remember that a little bit goes a long way with this fabulous glitz.
- Share with friend!
Beveled Window Panes (from the Occasions Mini Catalog — page 28) make a perfect focal point for projects. Here are a few tips for using them on your projects:
- Attach them with ribbons or by using Mini Glue Dots at the corners.
- Use a full piece of cardstock behind them or cut out a small shape to highlight.
- Consider making the most of the magnifying effect by adding a textured highlight such as Crochet Trim.
- Or focus the edges of the bevel by adding a thin band of colored Stampin’ Glitter with a 2-Way Glue Pen.
For this project, I used the Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Brights) and Aqua Painters to color the Sweet Summer Sale-A-Bration stamp set (see it online).
A key for working with Watercolor Wonder Crayons: use Watercolor Paper (see it online) for the easiest coloring. The Watercolor Paper can hold more liquid than Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock, and it’s much easier to move color around without damaging your work surface.
Mmmm… we’re in the middle of a few days of Winter Storm. They’re calling it “Snowmageddon” on the radio, so you know it must be exciting stuff! In any case, the blues on this card really appealed to me in the midst of our frosty weather.
- Baja Breeze Glass Glitter (see it online) on the ‘friend’ tag
- Coordinating Baja Breeze Seam Binding Tape (see it online – I love having it in more colors!)
- Vintage Flower Adornments (see them online), I swear these look like chocolates, and yes, they come in Baja Breeze, too
The ‘friend’ greeting is from another great little stamp set — You’re A Gem (see it online) from the Occasions Mini Catalog. This was one of the stamp sets we received back at the Founder’s Circle Retreat, and I couldn’t wait to pull it out and use it!
Okay, back to the snow… I think I’m just going to stamp spring-y cards today. But those blue shades might just keep cropping up. Good thing the Occasions Mini Catalog has lots of great Baja Breeze accessories!
Oh, and if you missed it, you’ll want to check back from last week! My Stamps in the Mail Club for February features the Build A Blossom stamp set, and the projects are pretty fabulous! You can still sign up for this club, now into its 5th year.