Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project Life Meets Stampin' Up!

Today Stampin' Up announced a new partnership with Project Life.   What is Project Life you say?   Well it is the biggest thing in Scrap-booking since Designer Series Paper!   Project life allows you to create beautiful lasting memories in just minutes!   Don't believe me?  Check it out ...

Watch for more details and inspiration over the next few months!

New Weekly Deals start today too...

Weekly Deals

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sweet Baby ... An Oh So Pretty C.A.S.E. from Pinterest.

    I saw a card on Pinterest (from Heather Summers) that used this beautiful colour combo, Crumb Cake, Vanilla and Pink Pirouette. Love It!!  The beautiful banner and the soft colours just made me want to re-create it.

I switched it up a little bit and changed the Crumb Cake to Soft Suede (I just feel I have used a lot of Crumb lately).

Here is what I have used to make this card...

Ink: Soft Suede and Pink Pirouette
Card Stock: Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Twine (retired), Pearls, Banner Punch (SAB)
Stamp Sets: Baby, We've Grown, Chevron Background, Petal Parade and Banner Blast (SAB)

I used an old piece of Pink Pirouette DSP for a liner on my envelope to finish off the look.

To the right is a close up of the absolutely adorable baby shoes in the set "Baby, We've Grown."   This set is in the Occasions Catalogue right now!  Check it out ...

 133086  $29.95 (wood)//133089  $21.95

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Box Cards ... They are all the rage!

Have you seen the Box Card!?  If not I would be shocked.  These great, fun and cute cards are all over Pinterest and Crafting blogs right now.   The ideas for these are endless and they fold up and fit in a envelope!  Love it!

  I saw a similar card to this on Pinterest and when one of my friends and clients had her baby last month I could not resist Casing it!   Zoo Babies is one of my favourite stamp sets and a perfect fit for this card!
I used the I am Me DSP for it's fun, bright colours.
To finish off the card you add a panel on the back for your sentiments and such.   Below is a link to a tutorial and video I found from Angie at Chic n' Scratch!   These are so fun, I even made another for an upcoming club!

cardinabox_b  Check it out and then have fun creating!

Here is a peek at the Mothers Day Card I made for an upcoming club.  

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Easter Treat box - Tutorial

It is finally looking like spring in Calgary, warm weather and melting snow!  I was outside in a T-shirt today and it was AMAZING!!   So with spring comes Easter.  Last year I had some cute little Easter treats that I gave the girls.  They were a combination of treat box and easel card.  Recently I have had a couple of inquires about how I made this fun little treat!   So here we are.  A quick little "How To."

 Above is a picture of the treats I made last year.   I used the Matchbox Die (now retired) and added a cute little easel card on top.

If you did not get the Matchbox Die, don't worry, I have some dimensions below to create your own.

 First lets re-create the punch art bunny.  I found this bunny on Dawn Olchefske's blog, DOstamping with Dawn.  I had to cut him down to fit the card.  I missed the heart in this picture but I got it from the Owl Builder Punch and the whiskers are cut from a scrap piece of card stock.
Once your bunny is put together you can fold down the ear to make him even cuter!   I drew a little line below his nose.

 Dimensions for the the easel card:

5 x 2
scored at 2 1/2  and 3 1/2

If you have a Matchbox Die, use it!  It is so easy and quick.   If not here are the dimensions:

Base: 4 3/4 x 5 1/4
Score on all sides at 5/8 and 1 3/8  then cut away the sections shown and create your tabs.

Top (wraps around base):
2 1/2 x 6 1/2
Scored at 3/4, 2 7/8, 3 5/8,
5 3/4

Adhere the box together to create a base section and wrap-around.  See Below.  

I filled the box with chocolate Easter eggs.   Any punch art would work on the cover or even a great little stamp.     If you do not have the punches for this bunny than check Pinterest for other options as there are many different punch art bunnies.

I hope this helps, if you have any questions or comments please let me know. Have a great day.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Rainbows and Stars

Wow, it's been a little while since I have posted. So sorry.   I have been busy crafting.  In fact I have a card class tomorrow and I am super excited to show you the cards we are making over the next little bit.  Below is a sneak peek of tomorrows class.  I was inspired by a similar card I saw on Pinterest.   I just love colourful cards and this card is super bright and fun, not to mention has some great bling!

I used an old retired stamp for the background.  "Extreme Elements" is still one of my favourites.  Hint -- Stamp the Yellow stamp, then the top and bottom stamps (Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise) and finally the Wild Wasabi and Pumpkin Pie.

The sentiment is from "A Dozen Thoughts" stamp set, which is a current set in the Annual Catalogue.   The Star Punch and Rhinestones are also current also.  
The card I saw on Pinterest used the all new "Happy Watercolour" stamp set from the current Occasions Catalogue.

 133191  $26.95 CAD

I hope you like the card, let me know what you think!

Don't Forget
Sale-a-bration is on NOW!   You can earn FREE items from the Sale-a-bration flyer until the end of March!  It's so easy.   Purchase $60 worth of Stampin Up products and you will receive a Free item from the SAB flyer, your choice.

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