Friday, November 30, 2012

Monthly card class - nongender cards

Here is one of the cards that we will be making in my monthly card class at my home - the 3 cards will be "nongender" - that means they can be given to either a guy or gal.  The class is on Dec. 9th (Sun.) at 4 - 6 pm and again on Dec. 10th (Mon.) at 11 - 1 pm.  Cost is $10 for 3 cards with envelopes and all supplies are included - You will also receive another fun item!

 In this closeup, you can see that's a piece of burlap behind the little wooden wheelbarrow - seems that using burlap in projects is really popular now.  I love how you can fringe up the edges a little.

If you want to come to this class, send me an email or call me, OK?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Weekly Paper Craft Crew challenge #18

Time for the weekly Paper Craft Crew card sketch challenge #18!  Here is the design for this week, and below is my card.  Although this card was made using Stampin Up's My Digital Studio, I used elements that I actually have the real product as well.  So I used My Digital Studio to draft my card up and will be able to "see" how it will look when the paper products are used - cool, huh?

 Wow, there are some great cards done by the Paper Craft Crew design team this week.  And it seems that Christmas is on everyone's minds!  Check out the variety of Christmas cards made using this week's sketch and see what Christmasy card making items you have to make a card and join us this week!

Just some things to think about as you play along with us this week:
  • You may flip or rotate the sketch, change or replace the shapes, but please make sure the general layout is recognizable.
  • Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the InLinkz feature at the end of this post. If InLinkz is down, please add a link with your comment.
  • If you don't have a blog, don't worry!  You can still use inLinkz by linking to your photo posted on Facebook or a similar social media site.
  • The Paper Craft Crew Design Team are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and as such, we would like to see a minimum of 2 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images used on your card but don't let that stop you from participating.
  • Only those individuals that have at least 2 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images are eligible for any blog candy that may be offered along with being a "featured participant."
  • When uploading to online galleries, please use keyword PCCCS018.
  • POSTING END TIME:  If you'd like to be considered as one of our Featured Friends, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday, December 4th at 11:59 PM EST
 VOTING:  Voting on submissions starts on Tuesday, December 4th at 11:59 EST.  Voting ends on Friday, December 7th at 10 AM EST.

Upload your card here, OK?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Make this cute Stampin Up diecut petite Christmas snowflake purse

This petite snowflake Christmas purse is quickly and easily made using Stampin' Up diecuts, punch, and reversible designer paper!
Stamps:  Mixed Medley Stamp Set
Paper:  Lucky Limeade Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper
Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools:
Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Silver 1/8" Mini Brads
Stampin' Dimensionals
3/4" Circle Punch
Big Shot
Snow Flurry Bigz Die
Petite Purse Bigz L Die
Sponge Daubers

1.  Run the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso patterns) through the Big Shot using the Petite Purse Bigz L Die.
2.  Assemble the purse using Sticky Strip. Replace the top flap with the Early Espresso pattern; replace the strap with a strip of Lucky Limeade Card Stock. Secure the Lucky Limeade purse straps using Silver 1/8" Mini Brads. Adhere the Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon bow to the purse using a Glue Dot.
3.  Stamp "Merry Christmas" in Early Espresso ink on the Very Vanilla Card Stock. Punch the greeting out using the 3/4" Circle Punch. Set the stamped Very Vanilla circle aside.
4.  Cut the small snowflake shape from the Silver Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot and the Snow Flurry Bigz Die.
5.  Color a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper using Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' ink and Sponge Daubers. Heat set the ink. Cut the medium snowflake shape from the colored Silver Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot and the Snow Flurry Bigz Die. Layer the small snowflake on top of the medium snowflake. Adhere the stamped Very Vanilla circle to the snowflake stack center using Stampin' Dimensionals. Adhere the snowflake stack to the purse using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Other projects you could make with these Stampin Up products would be a banner, candy holders, cards, centerpieces, gift decorations, or tree decorations, or you could even use the snowflake die to cut fabric and sew them to make a fabric quilt, headband, shirt, etc.!  The Stampin Up diecuts easily cut out several layers of thin fabric! 
Don't forget about the Online Extravaganza sale that goes until the 28th - Selected Stampin Up items are 20%, 25%, 40% and 50% off!
The Christmas countdown has begun...


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Weekly Paper Craft Crew Challenge #17

  Hi, and Happy Thanksgiving!!

After you have had your turkey dinner and celebration, take a peek at the weekly Paper Craft Crew card challenge #17 sketch!

Here is the card I made using Stampin Up's My Digital Studio 
(some of the Stampin' Up products are greatly reduced this week at the Online Extravaganza!)

Here are some of the cards done by the design team members:

Hope you can join us and download your card here!

The Paper Craft Crew encourages you to share on your Facebook page, Pinterest, Twitter or anywhere else you can think of to share.  Our goal is to get the word out about the Paper Craft Crew challenges!  
SOCIAL NETWORKING and UPDATES…  Look for the Paper Craft Crew on Facebook!  You can like us by clicking HERE!  You can also find the Paper Craft Crew on Pinterest.   Also, don't forget to sign up for email updates if you haven't done so!

POSTING END TIME:  If you'd like to be considered as one of our Featured Friends, please be sure to link your project by Wednesday, November 28th at 10 AM EST
 VOTING:  Voting on submissions starts at 10 AM EST on Wednesday, November 28th for 48 hours.  Voting will end on Friday, November 30th at 10 AM EST.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Online Extravaganza Sale at Stampin Up-Huge Discounts!!

Online Extravaganza Sale 2012 - Stampin' Up's biggest sale!!

Don't miss it...the BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR starts Monday, Nov. 19th!!

Honest!!  Stampin' Up's biggest online sale of the year, Online Extravaganza, begins Monday, November 19, and ends on Wednesday, November 28. 

Check out the fantastic selection of stamp sets, accessories, and tools that will be discounted up to 50 percent!

You can click HERE to see all the items under promotions.  
Sale starts MONDAY!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas cards stamp-a-stack

 This past weekend I had my Christmas card making class - it was a stamp-a-stack.  You could either make the 5 cards with envelopes, or 2 of each design.  We also enjoyed yummy Christmas cookies (yes, I made them!) and everyone got an early Christmas present, as well as a door prize.  It was tons of fun.  Here are some pictures of the cards we made.

It was nice to have some Christmas cards all ready to use BEFORE Thanksgiving!
The little bows were one of the favorites of everyone - 
just may have to do a class just on bows lol. 

 Here are a few more pictures of the class:

 Can you see my two furbabies on the left side?  They know now what good things happen AFTER the class....crumbs on the rug - yummy!

 Mini-Christmas tree with snowflake paper clips for everyone, as well as mini-stamps and pads.  And doorprizes for everyone.

The best part - Christmas cookies!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Paper Craft Crew weekly card sketch #16

Time for another card sketch design with Paper Craft Crew #16!

This is a pretty design and with Christmas approaching, I had to make a Christmas card.  I used Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio with the cute little owl stamps and paper.  

 See, some of the other Paper  Craft Crew design team had the same idea about Christmas cards as I did!

Hope you can join us - upload your card here, OK?


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