Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What is the Occasion?

I have been looking at this card for far too long...what occasion would you use it for? Someone mentioned earlier in a comment that Garden Collage by Stampin Up was one of their favorite stamp sets...I agree. I can't quit coloring it to go with some of my fun papers. It is very versatile. Also used the Stampin Up hole piercing tool on this card for a little detail in the corners. This card is sitting blank now waiting for its sentiment.

Valentine Glitz

These cards are for sale on Ebay.

Ok, I admit...much doesn't get by me on paper without glitter, rhinestones or embossing. For some reason it just isn't "done" until some or all of the those elements are added to a card. I think the Cuttlebug was one the best little inventions ever. Before I bought the Cuttlebug (which you can get with a % off coupon at Micheal's) I tried to use a rolling pin with an embossing folder. It didn't work...and I looked like a retard if you can imagine the scene.

I have been working on several cards over the last few day and have finally got around to photos and posting. On this card I stamped the greeting before I embossed the paper using the Cuttlebug. Another great tip...when paper is on sale at Hobby Lobby, go find the individual sheets of glitter paper (used on the two small hearts). It is a thicker paper, but you can still get it to work on a punch.

Items used:
SU Love Letter DP
SU Polka Dot Punches Stamp Set
Stamp: Happy Valentines Day...stamp bought at Micheal's or Hobby Lobby
SU Heart Punch
SU Heart to Heart Punch
Cuttlebug folder: (If you know the name, let me know)
...on ivory base

EBAY listing: Set of 4 Stampin Up Handmade Birthday Tent Easel Cards

 These cards are listed for sale on Ebay at this LINK
Stampin Up set of 4 Birthday Cards in Tent / Easel style. Cards feature glitter, ribbon and buttons. 
Cards are on ivory bases and measure 4"x5.5". 
Come with an ivory A2 matching envelope. 
Each card is shipped in a sturdy/rigid cardboard container, protected in a clear cellophane envelope inside.

Birthday Wishes

Another version of my previous easel card...  front image from Stampin Up's Garden Collage set. This card goes to a special person for her birthday. Leave a COMMENT for a chance to win a card exactly like this. I'll mail to you on my dime. When the comments reach 20, I will use a random number generator to draw for the winner!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Be My Valentine Easel Card

Came up with this easel (tent) card...cased from Holley Smith's easel card. I loved the colors and combination of patterned paper. I made six of these cards which will go to my card swap group out in Colorado Springs. The theme for this swap: Valentine/Love
**Extra Challenge: CASE a card you have in your "favorites" folder here at SCS. If you don't have a favorites folder (by golly, start one ) use an old scrapbook/card magazine for inspiration.
I will be making more of these for sure.

Items used:
Stampin Up Punched Potpourri stamp set
SU Heart Punch
SU Bird Punch
SU Trio Flower Punch
SU Modern Label Punch
SU Eyelet Border Punch
SU Love Letter Designer Paper
4" x 5.5" Ivory card base
Ruby rhinestones

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cellophane Bags 2"x8"

Staff Gifts

Here is this year's gifts for the staff at my school. Each year I come up with something for 50-60 people since I really want to give everyone something at Christmas.

Each package contains 8 Hershey's Nuggets in a 2"x8" self-sealing cellophane wrapper. I used Stampin Up's Its a Wrap Holiday stamp Make Merry on white Avery labels (bought at Wal-Mart). There are 30 Avery labels per page and a total of 300 labels in a package so one package can go a long way. In between the Make Merry labels I created a coordinating label just to help make it look more interesting. At the top, I used the Stampin Up Decorative Label punch and a stamp from the Christmas Punch stamp set. The toppers stick very easily to the cellophane with Tombo Mono Adhesive.