11.27.2014

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another 2014 international Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! Be sure to travel around to see what all of the Artisan have in store to share with you today!

For today's project, I am going to show you a fun way to make a confetti gift bow using some packing tape and the Gift Bow Die, check it out. . .

I started by punching multiple small circles with my 1/4" handheld punch and then scattered them along my desk.
 I then took a long strip of packing tape and laid it over the top of my "confetti", flipped it over and used another strip of packing tape on the backside.
 Then I used my bone folder to smooth out the bubbles in the tape.
 Lay your confetti strip on your Gift Bow Die and die cut out the pieces needed.
 Add it to your package along with a fun little tag!
Fun, eh?! Now, let's head on over to Cindy's blog!
http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2014/11/artisan-nov-4.html

My new Project Life Kits are now available!
http://scrapjunkie-becky.blogspot.com/2014/11/project-life.html

11.25.2014

Project Life



Although I haven't shared many of my personal Project Life pages, I am a HUGE fan of Project Life® by Stampin' Up! By dividing a page into smaller (less intimidating) portions, providing instant layout ideas, and pre-made cards that you simply stick into a pocket, it means I can keep up with my scrapbooking in a snap! But. . . I am still somewhat old fashioned when it comes to my scrapbooking. Part of what I love so much about scrapbooking is the hands-on experience, and my passion for expressing creativity. Though I LOVE the pre-made cards, and use them quite frequently, I also like to venture out and create my own custom Project Life cards.

Check out these little sneak peaks of some custom Project Life cards I have created. . .
These cards were created using many of the supplies that have been in the current round of Stamps in the Mail kits. What does this mean? Well, it will be a bonus offered to current Stamps in the Mail subscribers as well as a kit that can be purchased even if you are not a SITM subscriber! Want the instructions and supply/cut list, but already have all the product on hand? You can also purchase the PDF document only which will include full pictures of the cards, a cut and supply list of everything needed, as well as embedded videos with step-by-step instructions on creating each card! If you would like more details, you can contact me, or, if you are ready to purchase, see the options below.

Complete Kit - $45
*includes all paper needed to create the cards pre-cut and scored, Merry Everything stamp set (clear-mount), Gold Sequin Trim, and Gold Stampin' Glitter, as well as PDF documents with full pictures of the cards, a cut and supply list of everything needed, as well as embedded videos with step-by-step instructions on creating each card.


Subscriber Add-On Kit - $10 *please note this option is ONLY for current SITM subscribers!
*includes all paper need to create the card pre-cut and scored as well as PDF documents with full pictures of the cards, a cut and supply list of everything needed, as well as embedded videos with step-by-step instructions on creating each card.


PDF document only - $25
*includes PDF documents with full pictures of the cards, a cut and supply list of everything needed, as well as embedded videos with step-by-step instructions on creating each card.


Don't forget to check out Stampin' Up!'s online extravaganza going on now! There are some AWESOME deals, and some items are up to 50% off this week only!
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/CategoryPage.aspx?categoryid=2013
 

11.20.2014

Fancy Friday-Pretty Packages

Welcome to another Fancy Friday! Be sure to continue on the hop to see what everyone has to share, I am SURE you are gonna LOVE everything!

Before I share this week's challenge and my project, I have an announcement to make! I forgot to post the winner from last month's Fancy Friday giveaway. . . apologies. . . so, before I forget yet again, the winner of the Trim the Tree DSP stack is. . . . .

Rosemarie Calpin!

Rosemarie, please e-mail me your address, and I will get that mailed to you ASAP!

Now, onto this month's Fancy Friday Challenge. . .  for this moth we chose the theme "Pretty Packages". If there is one thing I love more than shopping for the perfect gift, it is wrapping it up! To me, taking a little extra time to package up that perfect gift and make it look pretty shows just how much you really care about the person you are giving it to.

Although I have branched out the past couple of years into more bolder colors, my favorite is still the soft, subtle, tone-on-tone look, especially when used with neutrals! Here I used the Gift Box Punch Board to create a Very Vanilla box, and then decorated it with neutral embellishments. Now I just need to find the perfect gift to put in it. . .

Curious to see what Cathy has made? Me too! It's ultra FANCY I'm sure of it! Let's head on In the Cat Cave and check it out!

http://www.inthecatcave.com/2014/10/nov-ff.html
Be Sure to sign up for this month's round of Stamps in the Mail!
http://scrapjunkie-becky.blogspot.com/p/stamps-in-mail.html
Supplies used: Good Greetings stamp set; Crumb Cake Ink Pad; Very Vanilla and Naturals Ivory Cardstock; Newsprint DSP; 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon; Venetian Crochet Trim; Linen Thread; Gift Box Punch Board; Simply Scored Tool; Stars Framelits; Snowflake Card Thinlits Die.

11.19.2014

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Trendy Trims

Welcome to another 2014 Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop! We are thrilled that you have joined us, and hope you enjoy the creativity that the team has to share with you!

If you have browsed the Holiday Catalog, I am sure you've seen the Trendy Trims stamp set debut on many cute tags and packages! This set may be small, and perhaps it was intended more for tags, but pair it up with a package of Notecards and some embellishments and you have instant cuteness!

 Let's move along and see what Cindy has to share!

http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2014/11/artisan-nov-3.html

11.12.2014

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Gift Bow Die

Welcome back to another 2014 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Be sure travel with us as artisans from around the world share our creativity with you!

I am always looking for multiple ways to use my Stampin' Up! products in order to get the most use out of them. Last week I shared a cute little pumpkin made using the Gift Bow Die, and this week I am sharing a fun little wreath also created using the Gift Bow Die! By using the "tails" of the bow, I could quickly and easily die cut multiple "leaves" all at once. Then just glue them all together and decorate!

While I was working on my wreath, my son Gage decided that he too wanted to create something. . . So, I gave him a few sheets of cardstock (retired), some punches, scissors, and glue. I was quite impressed with the clever little Santa that he created:
He wanted to post it on my blog, just like I do with my creations. After I had the photos taken he made the comment, "I should have added a white beard." He is still quite cut in my opinion!

Now, let's hop on over to Cindy's blog and see what she has to share!
http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2014/11/artisan-nov-2.html
Be Sure to sign up for this month's round of Stamps in the Mail!
Supplies Used: Trendy Trims stamp set; Mossy Meadow ink pad; Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, and Naturals Ivory cardstock; Gold Glimmer Paper; Star Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack; Gift Bow Bigz l Die; Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon; Linen Thread.