Sunday, July 29, 2012

Celebrate You

My nephew, who turned 8 on July 23rd, has Pinterest to thank for his birthday present. We are headed to his party tomorrow. This idea worked perfectly...I don't know what an 8 year old boy wants...Oh wait, yes I do! MONEY!! Works for me. I don't think he will mind the candy either. The gift bag was made from one sheet of 12"x12" cardstock. As of my last post, I promised myself no more buying gift bags! I will post all the details soon including links to where I found these amazing ideas (to give credit where credit is due). The Snickers assembly fit perfectly in the gift bag.

Wonder if he will notice the money when he opens it??

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!! Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Monogrammed Origami Bookmark

This project was taken from a video on YouTube (found here:

It starts with any size square and I found that starting with a 6"x6" square works best for the final bookmark size I like. Maybe this will inspire me to read a book. 

Shown marking the page

Here is one I made based off of other monster bookmarks I saw.
Here's the Stampin Up! supply list for the 
Monogrammed Origami Bookmark:
  • Stamps: Lovely Letters Alphabet C#127796, W#115030
  • Ink: Baja Breeze #111833
  • Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, DSP Twitterpated #125406, Red Riding Hood #111348
  • Tools/Accessories:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854, 1 3/8" Circle Punch #119860

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Congratulations- Baby Girl Card

This card was created for my cousin and his wife who are expecting their first baby in September. She had a beautiful baby shower yesterday and received many pink and ruffled covered items...too fun! I sat and made this card the morning of her shower and knew I had to get to the store to buy a gift bag (I know...I'm lazy on the wrapping bit). I paid for being lazy...almost $5 for the gift bag. So I took a peek at the card section prices and all I can say is that I KNOW my card didn't cost the price of those. The plan from now on is to buy gifts (or gift cards) that can go in the card or in a bag-a-lope (a bag made from an envelope)...then I could coordinated the bag too! 

I thought the pinks and grays turned out looking nice together. As a small detail on the scalloped piece, I used my paper piercer to punch the holes. 

I used my square punch on the end of the Congratulations
The overall card is  5"x5". Working with a square card is a nice change.
Any stamp or punch baby related can go in the circle.

Here's the Stampin Up! supply list for the 
Congratulations Baby Girl Card:
  • Stamps: Curly Cute w#117014 c#120510
  • Ink:  StazOn Jet Black #101406
  • Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, DSP Twitterpated #125406, Basic Gray #121044, Pretty in Pink #100459
  • Tools/Accessories:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854, 1 3/8" Circle Punch #119860, 1 1/2" Circle Punch #119861, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Scalloped Edge Border Punch #119882

Take a moment to take a look through the new 2012-2013 catalog. It was released on June 1st and contains lots of great inspiration!