Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Occasions and Sale-a-Bration blog hop and Happy New Year

 Happy New year and welcome to Di's Country Inkers' Occasions and Sale-a-Bration blog hop with Stampin' Up!  Since these catalogs come out this week, we wanted to share a few items we made with some of the awesome items in them...If you have just come from Crystal's blog, I'm sure you were thrilled with her project!  

Here is the card I made for this blog hop:

Since I had a family emergency and had to make a last-minute flight to Boston (my father passed away while I was here but I did get to "see" him one last time), I knew I wasn't going to bring all my crafting stuff in my suitcase, since there are restrictions and fees on luggage.  So I had already decided to make my card digitally with Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio - it is an excellent tool to have when you need something fast and convenient. 

 I purchased a few new digital images and instantly had them to use for my card, and designed a card design challenge #125 from Paper Craft Crew - it doesn't get any easier than this if you have My Digital Studio and somewhat familiar with using a computer!!  You can't get the duck, happy birthday to you, or lacy background yet, but you can when the new Stampin' Up Occasions catalog comes out on January 6th.  You can get a free trial of My Digital Studio with preloaded images ready to use in my online store...

Digital downloads I purchased to immediately use:

candid frames
starburst punch

Thanks for stopping in and you can continue your blog hop journey with the ever amazing and awesome Diana Gibbs - she really is quite awesome and so are the rest of the creations and projects in this January blog hop --  what a great way to start the new year!  Have a fresh new year!! 

Here is the list of INKers who are participating in this blog hop, so you don't get lost - enjoy!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to you all!


Just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, 
Joyeux Noël, 
Fröhliche Weihnachten,

 Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou, メリークリスマス,

Feliz Navidad, Errymay Istmaschray, etc., etc.!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Weekly card sketch challenge with Paper Craft Crew #123

I wanted to share some of the great cards from this week's card sketch #123 with Paper Craft Crew as there are both holiday designs as well as a few using items from Stampin' Up's upcoming 2015 catalogs!

I am in love with the butterfly die cut and can't wait to play with it!

Quite a few ladies have joined in this week's card sketch challenge so be sure to take a look at their cards, or even better, share your own card!

 Just some things to think about as you play along with us this week
  • You may flip or rotate the card 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 a social media site.
  • All members of the Paper Craft Crew Design Team are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and as such, we LOVE to see a minimum of 3 Stampin' Up! products or stamped images used on your card but don't let that stop you from participating. Whether or not you use Stampin' Up! products on your card, we still want you to participate and know that you are still eligible to be a Featured Artisan.
  • When posting to your blog or other social media, please use keyword PCCCS123.
  • POSTING END TIME:  If you'd like to be considered as one of our Featured Artisans, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:55 PM EST
  • VOTING:  Voting on submissions starts on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:55 PM EST.  Voting ends on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM EST.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Stars for the holidays! A fun stars kit from Stampin' Up


Stars are so pretty for Christmas, don't you think?  Stampin' Up has a kit that has everything you need to have fun with lots of stars!  Make your own 3D stars this season in a variety of sizes and patterns. Use them for ornaments, home décor, place cards, and more. The largest star can take the place of honor on your front door or on your mantel.

Star Boxes
Many Merry Stars Stamp Set 

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools
Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit #138104/$25.95 for enough to create a 15" | 38 cm star and 25 smaller stars, 5 each of 5 sizes:
• Printed, die-cut star pieces
• Printed, self-adhesive die-cut side pieces
• Wooden snowflakes
• 7 sheets die-cut tags, banners, greetings, and accents

Here are a few more great star projects you can make with this awesome kit - get it now in my online store and you can see stars too lol

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Make your own easy gift boxes - any time!

 Aren't these boxes darling?  Just think, if you could easily make boxes like these, you could make some for any occasion, right?   Oh wait, with Stampin' Up's gift box punch board, you CAN make boxes like these right in your own place, ANY time!

 This gift box punch board from Stampin' Up (item #135863)  is only $19.95 and creates boxes in a variety of sizes, up to 4# on each side.  Or if you make two or three of the same size, you could glue them together for a larger box or row of boxes. 

Here are a few more ideas of boxes you can make with this cool punch board - just order one for yourself in my online store!  I bet you will get addicted to it lol

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Not just for french fries - a la Christmas!

How cute is this french fry box!!  It would also be good to put some dog/cat treats in for those special furbabies...
You can make as many as you want super easy with Stampin' Up fry box diecut - order it in my online store!

Merry Fry Box

Cheerful Tags Stamp Set 

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Shimmery White Cardstock
Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

Accessories & Tools
4" x 6" Cellophane Bags
Whisper White Baker's Twine
Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks
Note Tag Punch
Big Shot
Fry Box Bigz L Die
Stampin' Spritzer

  1. Cut the fry box from Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper using the Big Shot and the Fry Box Bigz L Die.
  2. Place the striped decorative mask over the portion of the fry box that you wish to color. (Hold the mask in place using a temporary adhesive or tape.)
  3. Spritz the fry box using a Stampin' Spritzer filled with alcohol and a few drops of Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Ink Refill. Test the color first on a piece of scrap paper. (Use a small amount of ink, or it might seep under the stencil.)
  4. After the ink has dried, assemble the fry box.
  5. Stamp the Christmas trees image in Garden Green ink on Shimmery White Cardstock. Punch out the tag using the Note Tag Punch.
  6. Stamp "Merry" in Cherry Cobbler ink on Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. Cut into a 1-5/8" x 3/8" tag. Adhere the Merry tag to the Christmas trees tag.
  7. Tie a bow around the cellophane treat bag using Whisper White Baker's Twine. Insert the treat bag into the fry box.
  8. Stamp the diagonal-striped tag image in Cherry Cobbler ink on the clothespin.
  9. Attach the tag to the cellophane bag with the stamped clothespin.
Fry Box Bigz L Die  #132966/$32.95 -- Fast and easy cutting for shapes, 3-D items; measures 3 x 1-1/2 x 3-1/2

Monday, December 15, 2014

Kraft box for Christmas goodies

Here is a beautiful item you can quickly make from Stampin' Up kraft take-out boxes!  Since it is food safe, it it perfect for Christmas treats!!  You can order it in my online store...I just love the burlap and cotton ribbon on it!

Christmas Wishes Box
Ornamental Pine Stamp Set
Kraft Cardstock
White Vellum Cardstock
Under The Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

 Accessories & Tools
Takeout Boxes
Natural & Olive Two-Tone Trim
1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon
7/8" Cotton Ribbon
Hot glue gun

Takeout Boxes  #135827/$5.95 for 3  - bottom is 3-1/2 x 4-1/4; 2-1/2" high (food safe, acid free)

Friday, December 5, 2014

End of year clearance on Stampin' Up items - WOW

Great items on clearance (some holiday items included), and discounts up to 80 percent on fabulous products  -- while quantities last, so get the ones you really want NOW in my online store!  

There is an excellent variety of products on sale!!


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