Projects

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 MyPaperPumpkin.com and use promo code: HALFOFF2.




You can see all of the details herehttp://www.stampinup.com/home/blog-post/corporate-blog/2014/07/22/50-off-first-two-months

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:
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=1854

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

http://www.pinterest.com/jlfstudio/envelope-punch-board/


Tags brings me to the other thing that excites me - the new punch that I ordered (link below)
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=133324

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:
http://craftdoc.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2013/10/24/tutorial-stampin-up-punch-board-card-boxes/

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)
  • AUG 26  5:00 PM - 7:00 PMHOLIDAY TECHNIQUES CLASS
    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 :)

http://stampwithmarti.com/2013/06/flower-shop-tips-and-tricks/

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
https://www.facebook.com/anne.purkeycaulfield