Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gusseted Pouch video

I have been scouting the internet for inspiration for the envelope punch and the scalloped tag topper. I have found a delightful video from Lisa at lastamper!
I plan on making this tonight (or maybe tomorrow, we'll see if today was as crazy as yesterday was!) I will attempt to photograph it and share it with you so that you can make it as well!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Paper Pumpkin is offering a sale

I am so excited! Paper pumpkin is offering a sale! You can get the Paper Pumpkin for half off for your first 2 months. Go to and use promo code: HALFOFF2.

You can see all of the details here

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Envelope Punch Board & Scalloped Tag topper

I can not wait for tomorrow to arrive. (Technically it has, it's 2 A.M.!)  Tomorrow before the end of day, UPS is bringing my latest order from Teresita's party. Within are two treasures that I have been saving for - the envelope punch board and the scalloped tag topper.

The envelope punch board has it's own video that you can see here:

I for one, can not wait to use it to create custom pockets for my scrapbooks and one of a kind gifts. Can you imagine a perfectly sized little gift card holder? I also want to make an itty bitty envelope to hang from gift bags. That way the gift bag can be re - usable and you could even include little tags as a thoughtful idea for your gift recipient! I always re - use bags. Go green! Some of the photo ideas on Pinterest

Tags brings me to the other thing that excites me - the new punch that I ordered (link below)

I do not make my purchases willy - nilly. I am a hobby demonstrator whose saving to buy a new house, so every dollar that I have has a job to do. My dollars are invested well in this punch! I have seen photos of using the tag to create miniature gift boxes, card and box closures, book marks and of course, tags.

 I plan on having a DIY handmade Christmas gift exchange this year and this tag punch will be the star.  There is something so appealing about the scalloped shape of the punch. I know that I will be playing with these all week long!

Zoo Babies stamp set is another obsession of mine this week. I will be making all sorts of experiments with these three new additions to my collection, so peek back for tips & projects!

For those of you worried about the dimensions of envelopes, I found this that I plan on utilizing:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

August Dates for Stampin' Up!

Hello! Here are the Stampin' Up! events for August

  1. AUG 11  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Card Party
  2. AUG 12  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  (RSVP! I won't wake up early if I don't know that you're coming :) )
  3. AUG 18  10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWATER COLORING CLASS

Come learn how to water color! Classes show you more advanced techniques than parties.  Classes cost $5 cash per person. First class is free (so bring your friends and their class is free) Please bring your ownStampin' Up Adhesive (Snail or Glue Dots)
    Stampin' Up Holiday Class! Make holiday cards for Christmas.

    Cost is $5 per person
    Please bring your own Stampinup adhesive - Glue dots or Snail
  • For these events, please do not bring competing products. I'll supply you with Stampin' Up! Adhesive & products  for parties :D

Stampin' Up! demonstrator site and online store

Stampin' Up! demonstrator site and online store

Take a peek and see that next month is full of opportunity for you to come have some fun stamping with me :)  Please RSVP, I have to cut paper for each attendee.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Update on Pansy Punch

I posted a little picture and tip on how to line up the pansy punch earlier.  I've found a blog post on another site that makes it much easier to understand! Passing it along :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Unusual last minute request

Normally when I make a card, it takes me hours. I check the Pinterest/ stampinup resources, I measure my card stock and I cut enough for a whole party of people to make a perfectly sized and coordinated card. Yet for this party, one of my cards isn't going to be as perfect.  My friend shared a Facebook message about a boy - Danny - who has terminal cancer. All that he wants is a box of birthday cards with his name on them.

I hastily grabbed all of the pre - cut card stock that I've been amassing for one - day projects and am bringing some 'boy' themed stamp sets to the party. I don't really have any boy stamp sets besides Label Love, but I thought we could cut up Maritime paper and use that as the image part. I hope that we can make him some cute cards :D

I'm off to cut up some Designer Series paper for cards for Danny. You can get more information here