Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween Gift Card Holder


I have made gift card holders before and usually make them small and more to the size of the gift card. I then would place them into another card to hold them. I figured why not kill two birds with one stone. 


I then came up with this card that allows you to place the gift card within the card itself. I'm sure I'm no the first one to come up with this idea but it was fun making it. 


I of course used the new Merry Cafe Stamp Set (144965). You can't go wrong with this set. I has all the holidays included- Halloween, Fall, Christmas, New Years and even Valentines. It's perfect even if you don't celebrate all the holidays. 
And whats even better is they coordinate with the Coffee Cups Framelits (143745). 
It's a great way to decorate a card especially since Coffee drink gift cards are probably one of the #1 gift cards given as a quick gift. 




Measurements: 
Basic Black Card Base:  8 1/ x 5 1/2
Score:  1/4  and  4 1/4
Very Vanilla: 2 5/8 x 5 1/4
Designer Series Paper:  1 1/2 x 5 1/4  and  2 3/4 x 5 1/4
Strip : 1/4 x 5 1/4



Hope you enjoyed! 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween Pizza Box


I absolutely love these new Pizza Boxes (144645). They make the perfect box for a small treat or even a small set of cards. 


Now I originally colored this box. The box has a shiny side and a cardboard type side. I used my sponge dauber to color the box pumpkin pie and the edges basic gray. Then I decorated it. 
But... I didn't like it. 


So I changed it up. I ended up not coloring the box and I was able to make it stand out better. I pretty much used the same decoration. I like it a lot better. I did color the Metallic Foil Doilies (138392). I flipped it over a sponged the other side with Basic Black Ink (140931). It really made it pop. 

I then utilized the Merry Little Christmas DSP so that the Pumpkin Pie could stand out more. I absolutely love how this box turned out. 




Measurements: 
Basic Black: 3 3/8 x 3 3/8
Designer Series Paper: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
Sides: (4)   3/4 x 3 1/4



Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Halloween Pumpkin Card


I love this card. I think it is so cute. I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest. I thought it was a cute cut for a card. 


This is a fun cad. I had kids in mind for this card. It's especially good for family that live far away and you want to wish them a Happy Halloween. What kid wouldn't love to get this card in the mail. 


One thing that I did differently was the fussy cutting. The pumpkins from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper can be also be cut out by using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies (144670). They fit perfectly around the pumpkins. I unfortunately don't have the dies so I had to cut them out. In the card pictured I cut the pumpkins with no border but in the video I had cut them out with a border. It looks great either way. 

This is a very cute card and I'm sure anyone would love to receive it. 


Measurements: 
Basic Black Card Base: 11 1/2 x 4 1/4
Score: 5 1/2
Very Vanilla: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Designer Series Paper: 2 1/8 x 5 3/8
Scrap of Lemon Lime Twist for leaves



Hope you enjoyed! 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Halloween Treat Box



I love the inspriation and support that you get from other Stampin Up Demonstrators. I saw this box made by the great Patty Bennett and I had duh! moment. 
How could I have forgotten about this paper and box dies? 
They are perfect for a Halloween theme project.


Patty Bennett did an amazing job on her box. I have a link for her video here where she showcases many projects featuring Halloween products from the new Holiday Catalog.


I did change up my box a bit from hers. Some of the embellishments that she used I didn't have at the time. So it was a fun challenge to use other items that I forgot I had.


Measurements: 
Foil Frenzy:  6 x 12 
Spooky Night DSP:  1 x 12
I used 2nd largest circle die
4th largest scalloped die
Medallion circle die



Hope you enjoyed! 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

World Card Making Day Sale (October 1-10th) - UPDATED


UPDATED 10/5/17: Stampin Up just confirmed that they have run out of Fast Fuse and will no longer be offering that promotion. They have stated that they will be bringing it back at a later date. 

October 7th is World Card Making Day. 
To celebrate this event Stampin Up is offering a sale!!! 
October 1-10th 
Note cards and envelopes and select stamp sets are 15% off. 

Also if you buy fast fuse (129062) you will receive 2 refills for FREE
You can't beat that deal.






Another sales going on for the whole month of October (1-31) 
Designer Series Paper Sale.
Buy 3 get 1 FREE!! 

This is a great way to stock up on holiday paper for those Christmas cards that need to be made. 
This sale includes all the designer series paper in both the Annual and Holiday Catalog.



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Simple Halloween Cat Card


I have for you a very very simple card. I don't see Halloween a time for giving cards, mostly for treat giving. But it is nice to have a card ready for the occasion. 


This card is super simple and can be massed produced for a party or large group.
An idea that can be used it giving it the parents that take their kids trick or treating or even the houses you visit as a thank you. If your a demonstrator put your business card inside. I'm sure it will get someones attention. 


Measurements:
Whisper White Card Base: 8 1/2 x 5/1/2
Score: 4 1/4



Hope you enjoyed! 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pink Sunflower Card


When I saw this set I knew that it would make beautiful sunflowers. But I didn't want to always make yellow sunflowers. Thank goodness for Pinterest. It was easy to look up different sunflowers and different ones that other Demonstrators have already done. 


My favorite color is Pink so of course I had to make some pink flowers. 
Also I don't have a sympathy card and I have recently seen a lot of these type of cards on Pinterest so I figured I needed to make one. 

This card came out better then I expected. Just a beautiful card. One thing that makes this card stand out is the way that I cut the flowers. When you fussy cut anything out usually you leave a type of border around the image. I saw online that with this particular flower if you cut right up to the image line and not leave a border then the flowers have a more realistic feel to them. I found this to be very true. I felt the flowers popped so much better then when I would cut a border. A nice simple trick to try on your next fussy cutting.


Measurements: 
Early Espresso Card Base  8 1/2 x 5 1/2
score 4 1/4
Very Vanilla: (2) 4 1/8 x 5 3/8  and  3/4 x 3 1/2
Wood Textures DSP: 4 x 5 1/4
Scrap of Whisper White for flower stamping 
Scrap of Lemon Lime Twist for leaves



Hope you enjoyed!




Sunday, September 10, 2017

Tranquil Tulips Card (lots of photos and video)

Beautiful Tranquil Tulips!


This stamp set is amazing. 
Now I know I say that about a lot of stamp sets but I really mean it on this one. This set is beyond beautiful and making it is very simple. 


This two step stamp is very easy to put together and no need for the stamping off technique. 
This is another Hostess Stamp Set. The only way to get this stamp set is to spend $150 or more to earn Stampin Rewards that you can use towards this stamp set. 


Once I made just one card I knew I had to make more. And I had to make it in every color possible. I did spear you from seeing every color I own but I did make sure I did them in the new In-Colors 2017-2019. 

Measurements: 
Thick Whisper White Card Base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
score: 4 1/4

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8

Whisper White for embossing folder: 4 x 5 1/4

Scrap Pear Pizzazz for Layer Circle Framlets
Scrap Whisper White for Stitched Framlet and stamping
Color Cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds for Lovely Words Dies



Hope you enjoyed! 
(and please enjoy all these pics)