Saturday, October 15, 2016

Halloween Cookie Cutter Set and Punch

Just a quick note, the nerve regeneration part of my recovery is kicking my butt.  Like having a lightening storm in my chest  The Dr did warn me it would be bad.  I sleep all the time.  Today, Friday was the first day I did anything beyond, shower, food, and the dog.  So some of you have cards coming and I have posts to post, so hang in there, life will get back to normal again. 

A quick card we did for Stamp Buffet last month.

I love the Cookie Cutter sets and punch.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Designer Series Paper Sale

We can never have enough paper right? lol 
October 1 through 31, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!

Item #      Product Name
141663      Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper

141645      Moroccan Designer Series Paper

141660      Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper

141654      Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper

141630      Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper

141640      By the Shore Designer Series Paper
From the Holiday Catalog!
141986      Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper

141981       Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

Please use Hostess Code 622YQAAF for orders under $150.00.

You will receive a fun surprise in the mail for your order!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Treat Displays and mini bats!

Thank you for all your kind thoughts, prayers sent, comments, and emails.
I had surgery for my shoulder, collar bone issue.  Too many details to share here. 
Just want to say I am speeding through recovery faster than even my doctor expected. 
Positive attitude is 80% of recovery!

 I own so many cool things, I either do not use them, or can not find them. 
Even though I have been decluttering for 2 years, I have way too much stuff yet!
So I have vowed to start using the things I love anyway I can.
For my upline's team meeting I made a bunch of little treats to share with the attendees.
I showcased them on this tiered flower stand.  I made treats for Fall, Halloween and Christmas.
I'll share details over the next week about all of them.
I showed the Fall sour cream containers here.

These little bats are quick and cute to make. 

for one bat - Black cardstock - 1" x 3 1/4", 2" scrap for circle
White Stampin' Chalk Marker
Googly Eyes
1 3/4" Circle Punch
3/4" Circle Punch

1. Wrap a Hershey Nugget with a piece of 1" x 3 1/4"  black cardstock. 
Use Sticky Strip adhesive to keep in place.

2. I attached 2 googly eyes (retired SU products but are at craft stores in other sizes)
 that had adhesive on the back already.

3. Draw a fang smile with the White Stampin' Chalk Marker.

4. Punch a 1 3/4" circle and cut in half.  Layer the halves together.
Punch along the straight edge with  3/4" circle punch to create the wing edge.
Attach to back of nugget , overlapping tips of wings slightly.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

World Cardmaking Day!

Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail?
In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out
to the person who receives it.  Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much
you care about that special someone in your life.

With World Card Making Day coming up on October 1, celebrate
by making and sending a handmade card to someone
who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!).

In celebration of World Card Making Day, from October 1-5,
you can save up to 25% on cardmaking essentials
that can be used to share your love all year long!

Special runs October 1-5, 2016

The following products are being discounted:

ItemDescriptionDiscountRetail PriceSale Price
1383392015-2017 In Color Card stock15%$8 USD/$10 CAD$6.80 USD/$8.50 CAD
1414132016-2018 In Color Card stock15%$8 USD/$10 CAD$6.80 USD/$8.50 CAD
1416972015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper25%$11 USD/$14.50 CAD$8.25 USD/$10.88 CAD
1416982016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper25%$11 USD/$14.50 CAD$8.25 USD/$10.88 CAD
133774Envelope Punch Board25%$20 USD/$27 CAD$15 USD/$20.25 CAD
141651Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit25%$27 USD/$36 CAD$20.25 USD/$27 CAD
129027Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill – Buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get a Refill for FREE!$7.50 USD/$10 CAD
FREE with purchase of Fast Fuse Adhesive


 Buy the Fast fuse Fuse Adhesive, get the refill free!

Complete the kit using the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set (item 141739).
Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

Kit includes
* 16 card bases and envelopes
* Printed tin box with lid, 6-3/4" x 4" x 5-3/8" (17.2 x 10.2 x 13.7 cm)
* File tab dividers
* Printed die-cut images
* Die-cut Designer Series Paper and vellum
* White cardstock tags with gold foil print
* Washi tape
* Baker’s Twine
* Sequins
* Gold paper clips

Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight,
Dapper Denim, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo,
Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Watermelon Wonder, V. Vanilla, W. White


Designer Tin Of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set
# 141739
Price $26.00 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fun Treats!

Sour cream containers are so easy to make. 
I created these from a quarter sheet of vellum cardstock.
I made up over a dozen of these in just an hour for a Team Meeting.
Inside are a Milkyway Carmel Apple mini bar and Hershey Kisses.

I used extra leaves I had leftover from another project.
I used up scraps of Champagne Glitter paper for the acorn caps.
The greeting is part of the Acorny Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set.

If you'd like to make some, there's a great tutorial here at Splitcoaststampers site.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sheltering Tree - background technique

Hi all!
Sorry I dropped off the net, I had minor surgery,
and an event at my Upline's that I was making things for.
I was going to be so good and post everyday.  lol 
I should have known, life would get in the way!
This way, those of you behind on emails, can catch up!  :)

Here's a card we cased from Lisa Young for Stamp Buffet.

We created the background using a block, markers, and water.
I had this sheet for laying under the clear block.

We then colored over the areas with Markers.
Spritzed it really well, with water, and stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock.
After it dried a bit, we then stamped the tree, 2 layers of leaves, and the ground.
I had them start with a quarter sheet of cardstock, then trim it down to 3" x 4".

Happy stamping!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

One Wild Ride - Mission contest from June card 4

This is a fun Z Fold card.  The tutorial is here.


Stamp Sets
141724 One Wild Ride

Stamp Pads/markers
140931 Archival Black Stamp pad
126989 Real Red Stamp Pad

Cardstock Measurements
121045 Black 5.5 x 8.5 base Cut centered opening in front half with largest framelit
102482 Real Red Cut 1 with largest framelit
100730 Whisper White inside Z strip 2.75 x 8.5 Score at 2.75 on each end
Whisper White Cut one image piece with next size framelit
132178 Silver Foil Sheets scraps to punch 2 banners

138281 Lots of Labels framelits
138995 Tear and Tape Adhesive
141679 Soft Subtle Enamel Dots Color purple or green stars with silver sharpie marker
Silver Sharpie marker
119868 1 Circle Punch

  1. Stamp motorcycle. On white layer. Stamp off with splatter stamp.                                         Then stamp edges of image piece.
  2. Attach banners and image piece to Red layer. 
  3. Stamp badge image on one end of inside strip.
  4. Stamp Rt 66 image and punch out with 1” inch punch. Attach on Z fold just past score line. You could also stamp directly on white strip. Fold strip into Z with words right side up. Attach Adhesive to both ends of Z fold. Remove adhesive one end at a time and attach to card centered inside opening on front.
  5. Fold Z down attach Red layer to this through opening in front;
  6. Attach 2 Silver colored Enamel Dots circles to bottom right corner of card front.                        I know you can't see them in the photos.  Trust me, it looks cool.

Feel free to use these, or any of my cards, for workshops or classes. 
They are all set to go after all!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

One Wild Ride - Mission Contest from June card 3

I like the partial shots of the bike. 
It gets you to focus on the different parts of the image.
Such a wonderful detailed stamp set.


Stamp Sets
141724 One Wild Ride

Stamp Pads/markers
140931 Archival Black Stamp pad

Cardstock Measurements
131202 Smokey Slate 5.5 x 8.5 base

100867 Night of Navy
1.75 x 5.25 – One long strip makes it easier to glue images to
Night of Navy 2 x 2.25 scrap for behind badge

100730 Whisper White
3.5 x 4 liner
Whisper White 3 – 1.5” squares or scraps for motorcycle
Whisper White 2 x 2.25 scrap for badge

132178 Silver Foil Sheets 2 x 5.25

140 633 Best Badge Punch
110750 Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
138288 Brick Wall TIEF
11980 1 3/8” Circle Punch - optional

Emboss Foil sheet with Brick folder. Attach with Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.
Stamp motorcycle 3 time on 3 squares or on scraps and cut down to 3 – 1.5 squares.
Stamp and punch out badge. Layer on navy and trim around white layer leaving 1/8” edge.
I used the 1 3/8” punch for the curved edges.

Feel free to use these, or any of my cards, for workshops or classes. 
They are all set to go after all!

Friday, September 16, 2016

One Wild Ride - Mission Contest from June card 2

Card #1 is here. 
I did post that before my foot started giving me too many problems.

Using Versamark and the splatter image stamp, I created a pattern on one side of the cardstock.
I folded the corner down, covered that with Versamark to have a different tone. 
The center panel is the splatter image and the tire tread from the set.


Stamp Sets
141724 One Wild Ride

Stamp Pads/markers
140931 Archival Black Stamp pad
102283 Versamark

Cardstock Measurements
121045 Black
5.5 x 8.5 base
2.25 x 3.5 behind motorcycle
1.75 x 4 behind panel

131199 Crushed Curry
4 x 5.25 layer
Crushed Curry scrap for inside banner

100730 Whisper White
3.5 x 4 liner
Whisper White 2 x 3.25 motorcycle
Whisper White 1.5 x 4 panel    
Whisper White scrap for Rt 66

110750 Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
141679 Soft Subtle Enamel Dots Color purple or green stars with black sharpie marker
Black Sharpie marker
119873 ¾ Circle Punch

1. Stamp all over Crushed Curry using Versamark and splatter stamp to create BG.
Fold over corner of CS. Cover this folded side totally with Versamark to make it darker. Let dry.                Glue down with Multi Purpose Liquid Glue. Attach star embellishment on flap.
2. Stamp tire track twice on length of panel piece. Overlap slightly at one end (this should end up behind motorcycle layer) to keep stamped line straight.
3. Stamp rest of panel with splatter stamp. Stamp greeting on scrap of Crushed Curry cut out by hand.              4.  Assemble card.

Feel free to use these, or any of my cards, for workshops or classes. 
They are all set to go after all!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sweet Stack - Mission Card Contest - Balloon

I love how this peek a boo opening at the edge f the card turned out.

Stamp Sets
138948 Sweet Stack Photopolymer

Stamp Pads/Markers
126949 Real Red

Cardstock Measurements
140272 White Thick Cardstock 5.5 x 8.5 Score at 4.25
100730 Whisper White 2” Circle
102067 Tempting Turquoise 4 x 5.25
102482 Real Red 2” Circl

139672 Softly Falling TIEF
138390 Metallic Sequins
141688 White Baker's Twine
133782 2” Circle Punch
141705 Layering Circle Framelits
103683 Glue Dots
143263 Big Shot
  1. Cut a circle out of right edge of Tempting Turquoise with one of the smooth edge circles.
  2. Emboss Tempting Turquoise with Softly Falling TIEF.
  3. Tie Baker's Twine around this layer. Attach to card base.
  4. Stamp balloon in Real Red on 2” circle.
  5. Layer on Real Red 2” circle. Attach to card base.
  6. Attach silver sequins from Metallics with glue dots.
Feel free to use these, or any of my cards, for workshops or classes. 
They are all set to go after all!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sweet Stack - Mission Contest Card - Candles

A fun way to use stamp in the Sweet Stack set!
This card is great for any age.

Stamp Sets
138948 Sweet Stack Photopolymer
127802 Teeny Tiny Wishes

Stamp Pads/Markers
126950 Rich Razzleberry
131173 Crushed Curry
126951 Pacific Point
126945 Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Chip or any dark marker for wick

Cardstock Measurements
140272 White Thick Cardstock 5.5 x 8.5 Score at 4.25
100730 Whisper White ¼ sheet for 3 candles and greeting
138334 Daffodil Delight scraps to punch 3 petals
141642 Serene Scenery dsp 2 horizontal strips 1” x 4.25”
Can also use Old Olive from Bold Bright dsp asst pack

141680 Bold Bright Enamel Shapes
139682 Festive Flower Builder Punch
141491 Classic label Punch
  1. Stamp 3 strips close together on ¼ sheet of white using Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie with long strip image in set. You will cut these out along ink edges and trim length to 3.5”.
  2. Punch 2 of the double petal with Festive Flower Builder Punch. Trim to 3 flames.
  3. Drag flames on Crushed Curry ink pad to ink edges.
  4. Attach 2 Old Olive strips to card front.
  5. Lay candles out to see where wicks should be. Lift one candle at a time and draw wicks.  Attach candle strips.
  6. Stamp repeatedly around flame area with small dot image using Crushed Curry.
  7. Attach candle flames over wicks.
  8. Stamp birthday greeting with Razzleberry and punch out with Classic Label punch.           Attach to card.
  9. Embellish with Bold Bright Enamel Shape.
Feel free to use these, or any of my cards, for workshops or classes. 
They are all set to go after all!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sweet Stack - Mission contest card - Banner card

This is the banner image from the stamp set. 
I did use the Cutie Pie framelits to cut it the banner pieces,
but they can be cut by hand or on a paper cutter.

Stamp Sets
138948 Sweet Stack Photopolymer

Stamp Pads/Markers
126591 Pacific Point

Cardstock Measurements
140272 White Thick Cardstock 5.5 x 8.5 Score at 4.25
1111350 Pacific Point ¼ sheet
102067 Daffodil Delight ½ sheet

138273 Cutie Pie Thinlits
141688 White Baker's Twine
141680 Bold Bright Enamel Shapes
103683 Glue Dots
143263 Big Shot

  1. Cut 1 Pacific Point triangle using die for the top of pie box. Cut off any excess flaps.
  2. Trim Daffodil Delight into 3 pieces 2.75” wide each. Cut 2 top of pie box shapes.               Trim off excess flaps.
  3. Stamp Happiest image centered on 3rd piece and cut out with small triangle die. Layer on Pacific Point piece.
  4. Stamp swirly image on card base repeatedly with Pacific Point.
  5. Attach 2 Daffodil Delight pieces to card base.
  6. Cut a 6” or longer piece of Baker's Twine and attach centered to back of Pacific Point piece.
  7. Attach Pacific Point piece to card base. Tie a knot in each end of Baker's Twine. Trim off extra. Attach to end of Daffodil Delight piece with glue dots.
  8. Attach 6 assorted Bold Bright Enamel Shapes in Red, Daffodil, and Pacific on card front.
  9. Stamp greeting inside.

Feel free to use these, or any of my cards, for workshops or classes. 
They are all set to go after all!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sweet Stack - Mission Contest Card - Sweet 16

I was going to use the Large Numbers Framelits Dies for this card
but remembered as I created these at the last minute, that they were on their way
to me in a UPS truck!  duh!  So I hand cut the numbers.
Any number could be used on the card, just change the words to another greeting.

Stamp Sets
138948 Sweet Stack Photopolymer

Stamp Pads/Markers
138323 Watermelon Wonder

Cardstock Measurements
140272 White Thick Cardstock 5.5 x 8.5 Score at 4.25
100730 Whisper White scrap to cut 2 numbers from
111351 Pink Pirouette 4 x 5.25 and scrap for word
138334 Watermelon Wonder scrap to punch 2 flowers from

140592 Confetti TIEF
119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
114319 5/8” Organza Ribbon
140622 Large Number Framelits
138273 Cutie Pie Thinlits
104430 Dimensionals
143263 Big Shot

1. Ink inside of Confetti folder with Watermelon Wonder ink.
Place 4 x 5.25 piece of Pink Pirouette inside. Run through Big Shot.
2. Die cut numbers from Whisper White. Stamp swirly image over numbers.
3. Stamp image with Sweet in it on Pink Pirouette. Cit out sweet word.
4. Attach numbers and word on confetti embossed piece. Pop up sweet word with Dimensionals.
5. Attach ribbon around this layer.
6. Die cut 3 flowers with Cutie Pie flower thinlit. Pop 2 up with Dimensionals.
You could also use Petite Petals punch shape.
7. Add Rhinestones to center of flowers and end of ribbon.
8. Attach this to card base. Stamp a greeting inside card.

Feel free to use these, or any of my cards, for workshops or classes. 
They are all set to go after all!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sweet Stack - Mission Contest Entry

My Upline Gloria, runs a Mission contest every month for a workshop layout of 4 cards.
It reminds me of the TV show Mission Impossible.
This is your mission, should you choose to accept it. . . .   lol 
Yes I am that old!

I've enter for several months.  My motorcycle cards won the first time I entered.  Yeah!
This set while cute, didn't win the month I entered them but I realized I forgot to share them!
I used the Sweet Stack set that goes with the Cutie Pie Framelits.

Cute, right?
I also had to do a write up of materials and how tos
for the cards I'll share that over the next few days.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

It's time for another Rubber Stamp Rummage Sale!

Next Saturday, if you are in the Green Bay, WI area. 
A bunch of stampers get together to sell off our retired stuff.

Bi-Annual Rubber Stamp and Scrapbooking Sale

Saturday, September 17th, 2012

Sale hours 9:00 - 2:00

This is a great sale to purchase “gently used” (and some new-in-package) items.
Cards, crafts, and more, will also be available.
Duck Creek VFW Post 7534 1 block off Velp Ave.
754 Riverview Dr Howard, WI 54313

Velp Ave. exits for Hwy 41 are closed.  They are putting in 3 Round Abouts.
Part of the bigger Highway 41 construction project.

Here are easy alternate directions.
If coming from the north:
Exit Lineville Exit off Hwy 41, go to the right or west.
Go to 2nd Roundabout on Lineville, go to the left or south at the Velp Avenue Roundabout.
Take that all the way to Riverview Dr.  Turn left on Riverview Dr., to reach VFW hall.

If coming from the south:
Exit Shawano Avenue from Hwy 41. Be careful not to go toward Wausau in 2 right hand lanes.
At ramp, stay in middle lane, going west (to the left) through all the Roundabouts to Cardinal Lane.  
Go to the right at Cardinal Lane,  Take that to Riverview Dr. 
Turn right onto Riverview Dr. Walgreen's is on that corner.
Take that north across Velp Ave to reach VFW hall.

Option:  You can exit at W Mason St.
Go west on W Mason St. thru Roundabouts to Packerland Dr.
Take Packerland Dr. all the way into Howard.  It will turn into Cardinal Dr. after Hwy 29 overpass.
Follow that to Riverview Dr.  Turn right.  Walgreen's is on that corner.

Take Riverview Dr. north across Velp Ave to reach VFW hall.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 9, 2016

What's on special this week?  Lots of great goodies!

Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies
Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies
Price: $27.00 $20.25
Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Price: $12.00 $9.00
Gold Binder Clips
Gold Binder Clips
Price: $7.00 $5.25
Petit gâteau Framelits Dies (French)
Petit Gâteau Framelits Dies (French)
Price: $27.00 $20.25
Sprinkles Punch
Sprinkles Punch
Price: $18.00 $13.50
Very Vanilla 1/2 (1.3 cm) Lace Trim
Very Vanilla 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Lace Trim
Price: $7.00 $5.25
Shop here to get your great deals!

Please use Hostess Code PAPKT9HN if your order is under $150.00
You'll receive an special surprise in the mail from me, for ordering!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Merry Medley Background Stamp

Yes it's a new background stamp! 
It works to use some of the greetings on their own on cards too! 
Sometimes all the words intertwine or overlap. 
Not here so I have plans for several card ideas using just part of the images.
I'm tempted to cut it apart.  My customers don't like when I do that though.  :-)

I sponged Sweet Sugarplum ink on the new Fancy Frost Specialty dsp. 
It is white cardstock with a raised design.

Also featured are Fancy Frost Sequins, (they come in 3 colors) and
the 3/8" (1 Cm) Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack.  This is a softer metallic ribbon.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween

Here is my swap card for Kelly's swap. 
These images (and a cute scarecrow) also coordinate with the Cookie Cutter punch.
The little vampire is punched out and edged out the circle opening some.
I used paper from the Bold Brights and Neutrals Designer Paper Packs
to add some Halloween color.  That cute bat is part of the stamp set too!

Monday, September 5, 2016

A chilly Cookie Cutter Christmas!

Thought I wouldn't post another holiday card? 
It seems so early to show Christmas sets,
but then you need time to order and get your stamping done.
Here is another card using the Cookie Cutter Christmas set.

This cute little Eskimo is so adorable.

The background is the Northern Lights technique.  What else?!
Sandi McIver has a great tutorial about how to do this.

I created the igloo using the Brick embossing folder,
and the 3" Circle framelit from the Layering Circle Framelits.
Dazzling details added a touch of sparkle to the card.
A sprinkle of the new Fancy Frost Sequins dressed it up just enough!

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