Turkeys, Elves & Snowflakes…. Oh my

I LOVE the gift items we can make with our stamps and paper and so today I thought I’d share with you some of the cute little items I received in a swap I organized for OnStage in Orlando.

I’m starting with this adorable Turkey – such a clever idea using the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch (148013) and some simple circles.

He holds a little Peppermint Pattie – so simply add a name to his tummy and you’ve got a perfect table setting piece for this Thursday.

And here is another treat made with the Making Christmas Bright stamp set (148046).

Open it and you’ll get a wonderful surprise – Yumm I’ve got to go looking for some of these chocolates myself it was so yummy!

And this cute little box using the Santa’s Workshop suite of products holds some Ghirardelli chocolates.

And this snowflake beautiful box was created with the cool colors of winter – done in Bermuda Bay and Pool Party the box has been brayered with color and spritzed with some Frost White Shimmer Mist. Pops of Silver Foil Paper and some Silver Mini Sequin Trim finish off the elegant look.

The sentiment is from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set (148478).

And here is another treat made with this same sentiment – it’s a great size for all kinds of projects!

This treat was created using the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper (147820) and a cello bag that holds some Hershey’s Nuggets.

And finally a little top hat treat

I love the simplicity of this little top hat filled with Kisses. I immediately thought of Frosty the Snowman. LOL

I can’t wait to try some of these treat ideas myself – as I do I’ll be sure to share how I created them myself!

I’ve been doing swaps for years with some of these ladies, but this is the first time I’ve done one in person so it was wonderful meeting each other after years of emails and packages. They are just one of the many blessings stamping and being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator has brought into my life.

OnStage CentreStage – Epcot

Stampin’ Up! events are special and because of you all I was able to get a special invitation to CentreStage & Epcot.

I was so excited to be able to qualify for this event for a number of reasons – one of which I’ve never been to Disney in Orlando! Another making making memories, meeting new friends, and see old ones.

Here’s a new friend, Linda Baker, we met on the bus ride over and decided to join forces for the day with Tracey who was meeting me there.

After a full after noon at Epcot’s Wine & Food Festival our CentreStage event included a wonderful evening of deserts & karaoke.

The fried donuts with fresh vanilla bean ice cream were fantastic!

The evening ended with the fireworks display – I was even able to catch a selfie with Sheli and Sarah towards the end of the event!

And of course our first glimpse of the NEW 2019 Occasions Catalog! Squeel!

Thank you again for helping me reach my goals and be able to qualify for this event – I couldn’t do it without you my stamping friends and team!

OnLine Extravaganza starts Friday November 23rd – and You’re going to LOVE it!!!

I’ll be posting more details on the 22nd for you until then safe travels

 

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Here comes Peter Cotton Tail….

Ducks, chicks and bunnies always make me think of Easter since my mother use to take us to the Bayshore Mall in the spring to see the eggs hatch, in a really big egg at the mall – over the weeks you could visit and watch the little beaks breaking through the shells to magically appear. It fascinated me every year. So what could be better than a cute little punch art bunny for this project?

I wanted to be able to create them they could be done for both the boys and girls in the family – so here is what I did.

I love that by simply placing the bow in a different location you have a different look – Peter

or Flopsy?

It’s your choice. My kids loved the story of Peter Rabbit growing up! And now I’ve got the song running through my head. LOL! Since it is supposed to be 78 for the high today and it feels like spring, can you blame me?

Notice the sentiment? It’s from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set – a wonderful sentiment set to start with since it has sentiments for all occasions!

Here is a chart for building your bunnies.

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On a personal note, my posting has been a bit sporadic due to technical difficulties, so thank you for bearing with me while I figure out the problem with Windstream and my internet service….again. Sigh.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Inks: Pink Pirouette Classic Ink (126956)

Paper: Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778), Soft Sky (131203), Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Watermelon Wonder (138334), Tip Top Taupe (138336), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Chalk Marker (132133), Sweetheart Punch (133786), Owl Builder Punch (118074), Bow Builder Punch (137414), and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372)

 

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Hip Notes Get Well

Recently my nephew broke his leg and I want to send him a card that will bring a smile to his face. It seems like he just can’t catch a break, (no pun intended). Newly married and with a baby on the way, being out of work for 3 months it tough.

So this weekend the first card I created was one for Kevin.

Hip Notes Get Well

I wasn’t sure where to start and I was thinking about a cast, but then I ran across the Hip Notes stamp set (133501/133504) from the Occasions Catalog on page 18. For some reason this sentiment just made me chuckle when I saw it, and I knew the kid would get the sense of humor of the sentiment. Of course the pattern from the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (FREE Sale-a-bration item) reminded me of a hospital gown somehow. See it? Well maybe it was the late night and wine?

Anyhow so what do you think of the card? Think it will bring a smile to his face? Why not leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Hip Notes (133501/133504)

Inks: Jet Black StazOn (101406), Summer Starfruit (126991), and Blushing Bride (131172)

Paper: Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration item 133521), Blushing Bride (131198), Summer Starfruit (126839), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration item 133520), 3/16″ Corner Rounder (119871), Artisan Label Punch (130920), 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (127811), and Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846)

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NEW WEEKLY DEALS

Weekly Deals Feb 18 2014

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD TUESDAY

Got the winter blues and looking for a fresh new My Digital Studio download? You’re going to love the NEW Blossoms Abound Kit (137122). How can’t you not feel a touch of spring when you look at this kit?

Blossoms Abound Kit

Why not check out this weeks selection of new downloads that are available? Click HERE or just head on over to my online store.

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Halloween Flip Card

I love our new Thinlits Card Dies and today I wanted to share with you the Halloween card I made for my Team swap last Thursday. Here is the outside.

Halloween Flip Card (1)

And here is the flip side – taking a picture was a bit more challenging with this card – so I hope it shows it well enough.

Halloween Flip Card (2)

My Halloween Flip card uses our NEW Circle Card Thinlits Die (133480). It makes this card sooo easy to create. And Flip or swing cards as they are known while a lot of fun, were more difficult to make the old way, before these dies.

There are two Thinlits Dies available The Circle Thinklits Die (133480) that I used here, and the Label Card Thinklits Die (133479). Check out all the great additional pieces you get too.

Label Card Thinlits Die image Circle Card Thinlits Die image

I based this card on a Halloween Punch Art card that I shared with you earlier HERE. Since I loved the silhouette image I knew that was where I wanted to start. But I simplified it so that the flip card was highlighted too. What do you think?

One of my favorite things about stamping is the camaraderie of stamping with friends. When we moved to Clarkesville in 2006 I wanted to find things local and became very frustrated with the fact that I couldn’t find what I wanted. The long drive to the mall quickly became frustrating when I returned home to find the items I purchased didn’t work with my project I wanted to do.  So I turned to my Stampin’ Up! Catalog that I received during a stamp-a-stack event that I went to with my friend Michelle. And so my journey began – with all the products coordinating so well and the wonderful friends I made stamping I quickly found my crafting became a lot more fun.

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Seasonal Sayings (131937/128009)

Inks: Cajun Craze Classic Ink (126965)

Paper: Cajun Craze (119684), Basic Black (121045), and Daffodil Delight Card Stock (119683)

Accessories: Circle Card Thinlits Die (133480), Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die (127553), Basic Black and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Sponge, Owl Builder (118074), Bird Builder (118074) and 1 ½” Circle Punches (120906)

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Holiday Catalog Digital Downloads

Get our 8 new My Digital Studio Downloads this week from the Holiday Catalog. Just in time for getting your projects done in advance and who doesn’t love that right?

Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (135248)

MDS Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit

Thankful Stamp Brush (135249)

MDS Thankful

And how about a Merry Little Christmas Kit (135247) Now not only can you have the traditional kit (132158), from page 27 in the Holiday Catalog but you can create additional projects digitally!

MDS Merry Little Christmas Kit

A Banner Christmas Stamp Brush Set (135254)

MDS A Banner Christmas

Festive Flurry Kit (135250)

MDS Festive Flurry

Snow Day Stamp Brush Set (135251)

MDS Snow Day

Pretty Presents Kit (135252)

MDS Pretty Presents Kit

If you love the 2013-2015 In Color Ruffle Trim (135253) you’re going to love this new digital version for My Digital Studio!

MDS 2013-2015 In Color Ruffle Trim

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Quick and Easy Punch Art

Do you love punch art? I know I do it is a great way to create images for your card or scrapbook pages to use as a focal point. Check out this quick and quirky punch art ghost. Isn’t it cute?

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Hmm…..With a couple of changes I can see a puppy too. How about you?

Supplies:

Paper: Rich Razzleberry (item 115316), Basic Gray (item 121044), Basic Black (item 121045) and Whisper White (item 100730)

Accessories: Large Oval Punch (item 119855), ½” Circle Punch (item 119869), ¾” Circle Punch (item 119873), and 1″ Circle Punch (item 119868)

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Halloween Punch Art

Yesterday I saw the first yellow leaves fluttering by my window – the first sign of fall being right around the corner. For some reason that just hasn’t registered with me yet – I know the calendar says it’s Labor Day weekend, but with all the rain and cool weather we’ve had this summer it just doesn’t feel like it to me.

Did you know that there are only 62 days left until Halloween? There are no costumes that I have to sew or parties to plan since our children are older but I still enjoy sending cards and making up some goodies to hand out. So today I wanted to share with you this fancy fold Halloween Punch Art card. I love the clean and simple silhouette images of this card.

Halloween Punch Art Convention swap 2013

Supplies:

Inks: Cajun Craze

Paper: Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (item 130134), Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, and Basic Black

Accessories: 2 ½” Circle Punch (item 120906), Bird Builder Punch (item 117191), and Owl Builder Punch (item 118074), Stampin’ Trimmer (item 131375), Stampin’ Sponges, and Dimensionals (item 104430)

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Under the Sea Punch Art

Do you need a quick and cute card for someone special? Check out this really cute Under the Sea Punch Art card made with our Ornament Punch (item 119847). Who would think that you could use this Punch to create a fish? I received this great card during a swap – isn’t it fun?

Under the Sea Punch Art swap Debbie Hearl

And this card uses some of our retiring colors Bashful Blue and River Rock. Want to see the entire list of retiring colors along with our NEW colors? Check out my Color Refresh post HERE.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Just Believe (item 116948/120453) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (item 115370/127802)

Inks: River Rock (retiring item 126977) and Night of Navy

Paper: Bashful Blue (retiring item 105120), Calypso Coral and Pacific Point

Accessories: Ornament, Owl Builder, Scallop Oval, Modern Label and Boho Blossom Punches

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Halloween Petite Purse

I love the Petite Purse Die and really like its versatility, so when I saw this cute little punch art cat purse I couldn’t resist. Isn’t it just too stinking cute!

What a great treat for your Halloween trick or treaters! One of the best things about the Petite Purse Die is you can fill it with sooo many great little goodies – Quick hide the chocolate from my husband – He’s always saying he’s “safety testing” it!

I’m sorry to say I can’t tell you who make this darling Halloween treat since the swapper didn’t include her information.

Supplies:

Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray, and Pretty in Pink card stock

Accessories: Big Shot and Petite Purse Die

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