Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Confetti and a Special Heart

From Adriel:

I didn't actually make these two items. My mom did, but I have these pictures all done and thought I'd share them with you on her behalf. These are just two other ideas for you using the Love You Much bundle that is on sale right now (in case you missed the post about this, click HERE)!

Okay, first we have the cute confetti my mom made using stamped CS and also colored CS and the Heart to Heart punch! So easy and simple with a ton of cuteness!

Next is this beautiful heart decoration my mom made with the largest heart stamp in the Love You Much set. She used some sparkly red embossing powder and then threaded ribbon through holes she punched in the heart. Awesome! She plans on using this beautiful heart on a card in the near future, but I thought it was stunning all by itself! Wow! I think it would make a really cute door hanger. Hmmm... Those are the featured projects today using the Love You Much bundle! We have lots more for you, so stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting our blog and for your comments! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Friend to Friend Card

From Adriel:

Here's another project made with some of the Love You Much bundle!

A 3x3 card with these cute little birds that have been watercolored ever so slightly, just enough so they're not plain.

The little red glitter heart was made by using the small heart in the 3-heart stamp from the Love You Much set with Versamark ink, applying heat&stick powder, giving it a blast with the heat gun, pouring on the glitter (can't say sprinkle because I POURED, heehee), another blast with the heat gun... punched out with the corresponding Heart to Heart punch (just the small heart for this one). Love the sparkle!

The sentiment is also from the same set mentioned above. It fit perfectly in the curly label punch so I used that and attached it so that it just peeks out. Just a nice little touch!
This card is part of our Valentine Treasures class on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 & Saturday, January 17, 2009. Class will be held at Heidi's house from Noon - 2:30pm on both dates. Space is limited. We will be sharing more pictures of the other projects that are part of this class as the week goes on.
Thanks for looking! I think I'll make up a few of these little cards and post them on our Etsy shop. They're too cute to keep all to myself! =D

Another Love You Much creation

From Heidi...

Here's another Valentine creation I made using the Love You Much bundle. I used two types of the DS paper (stripe and tiny polka dot), watercoloring (one of my favorite techniques!), sponging, and paper piercing. Other supplies used: Scallop edge punch, circle coluzzle, ribbon, brad, and dimensionals.

Thanks for letting me share this with you!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tea Bag Book

From Heidi...

I'll share the Tea Bag Book first. I love making these little tea card books and I had a lot of fun using the stamps, paper and punches from the Love You Much bundle on this one. Everything coordinates so well together. We'll be making this tea bag book at our first Stamp Club meeting of the year, January 22, using the Love You Much stamp set, paper and punches. Join us if you can.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Love You Much Bundle!

From Heidi ...

Sometimes it’s hard to wait for something new, but this month you can get your hands on new Stampin’ Up! products before they come out in the new Spring/Summer 2009 catalog with the “Love You Much” Bundle. This bundle contains the perfect products to create fun and fanciful Valentine’s Day projects. From December 23, 2008 through January 31, 2009, you can purchase the Love You Bunch Bundle at 20% off the retail value. The bundle includes the following: Love You Much stamp set, Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla), and the Heart to Heart punch. The retail value of this bundle is $51.85, but this special bundle is being offered at $41.48, 20% off the retail price. This bundle could easily pay for itself with only 12 hand created cards.

This has been a fun bundle of stamps, punches and paper to use. We'll be using this set for several of our upcoming January classes. We'll also be sharing some of the creations which we've made using this bundle, so stay tuned...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Look What My Mom Made!!!!

From Adriel:

Can you say "Wow!"? This handmade box that my mom made is just stunning, along with the matching cards! She really did a beautiful job and I wanted to show off her work on here! Good job, Mom!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mini Bread Sleeves

From Heidi...

I thought I'd post the mini bread sleeves I made this week. Adriel originally came up with this cute bread sleeve idea. She made several for the craft fairs we did last month.
I made mini pumpkin bread loaves to give to my neighbors for Christmas and thought that a mini bread sleeve would be a cute way to package them. We resized the larger bread sleeves and came up with this one.

Here are the dimensions, if anyone else would like to make some for the holidays. These fit a 3x5 mini bread loaf.

4.25x11 cardstock, decorative paper (optional), sticky strip or adhesive

1 - Starting at one of the long ends, score at 7/8", 2-1/4", 4-1/4", 6-3/4", 8-3/4", 10-1/8"

2 - Fold at scores to form a box except for the scores at 7/8" and 10-1/8", fold those in the opposite direction to form a handle, as seen in the picture.

3 - Glue decorative paper strips to sides, if desired.

4 - Glue or sticky strip the 7/8" handles together.

5- Punch a hole in the middle of the handle and tie a ribbon or add a decorative tag.

6 - Insert your wrapped bread loaf! Very easy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Etsy Store

From Adriel:

I added more thumbnails of some of the items from our etsy shop on the side bar. Now you can see more of what we are selling! Maybe get some ideas for your own papercrafting and stamping! You can visit our etsy store by clicking on any of the pictures. We've got other cute items over there that won't fit here! Check out our shop if you have some time!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Rustic Thanks Card

From Adriel:

I hope you all had a great weekend! Our weekend flew by so fast! Yikes!

Here's a card that I made several months ago. I've never posted it on here, so here it is!

I've been working on some fun Valentine cards, but I can't show them to you, because they're made with new stamps and materials that cannot be posted until after Dec. 23rd. So, I'm waiting until then. You're going to love the Valentine bundle Stampin' Up! put together! It's darling! I hope that you can make it to our Valentine Treasures class we will be doing after the first of the year. More details about that later! Stay tuned...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Some Stampin' Up News

From Heidi...

I thought I'd pass on the new SU promos:

For anyone thinking about placing a SU order, now is the time. SU is offering FREE shipping now through December 23 on any order over $70. Free shipping means extra savings for you!

The other SU news is that the Retirement List for stamps is up. There is a 10% Discount on Retiring Stamps now through December 23, 2008, plus the FREE shipping applies to this offer, as well. If you're looking for savings, now is a great time. Click on the link below to get the details on dozens of stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog which are retiring. Now's the last chance for you to get them--these sets are only available through January 18, 2009. And they're 10 percent off from December 9-23, so don't wait to order!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Be Mine Box

From Adriel:
Okay, so I showed you the fun paper I made last week using a blank sheet of paper and stamps, sponges and ink. Today, I'm going to show you what I did with some of the paper. This is also a sneak-peek at one of the projects we have planned for our Valentine Treasures project class. We will have more info about dates and times for that later. Here's the cute chocolate nugget box I made using my own paper. Each chocolate is also wrapped with the special paper and stamped to spell out "Be Mine". Hope you like it!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Adriel's new blog

From Adriel:

Good morning! My mom and I are going to be heading out of here in about an hour to a craft show, but before I left, I wanted to let you all know about my new blog. I wanted a blog where I could put other craft ideas and interests not related to stamping and such. I will still be updating this blog and being involved here. You can visit my other blog by going to: I just started it a couple of days ago, so there's not much on it yet. It looks pretty lonely right now!!

On another note, the other day I began work on a project for our Valentine Treasures class coming up early next year. This class will be held at my mom's house, so I hope some of you can make it. I made this paper with stamping and sponging. I ended up using it on one of the projects! I will show you what I made with it another time. For now, here's the paper I made, which started out as a blank sheet of white paper! Let me know what you think!

P.S. I started this post this morning, but had problems with Blogger. I finished posting after the craft show, so that's why at the beginning of the post I'm talking about morning and then this post doesn't get posted until the evening. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pacific Point 3x3

From Adriel:

Some of you may recognize this card from several weeks ago. We got together with a group of ladies at Carol's house to make 5 cards. We made 2 of this design.

This card is a 3x3 notecard. It's a great for giving with gifts or just a friendly note to someone! Below is the recipe for the card:

Pacific Point CS, Whisper White CS, Kiwi Kiss CS, One of a Kind set, Seeing Spots set, Pacific Point classic ink, Kiwi Kiss classic ink, scallop circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, mini glue dots, & rhinestones.

Stamping in different colors on white cardstock is a great way to make your own custom paper that coordinates perfectly with your color scheme and design.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

An Invitation

From Adriel:

We are throwing a Christmas party for our employees (my husband and I own a restaurant), and I made up invitations for the party yesterday. These are very simple... I made 12 invitations in about 45 minutes. Not bad!

Here's what I used for the invitations:

Sahara Sand CS
Basic Black CS
Kiwi Kiss CS
Whisper White CS
Love It set (retired)
Lots of Thoughts

Scallop Square punch (love this punch!)
Black classic ink
Kiwi Kiss classic ink
Riding Hood Red classic ink
Hemp Cord

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale!

It's time to announce the big sale!! From November 26th - December 1st, you can get up to 50% off select Stampin' Up! products. Find the perfect present for yourself and all the stampers and paper crafters in your life!
But HURRY! There are limited quantities of each of these bundles, which are available while supplies last or through December 1st!
To order these items, you can contact me directly at, or you can order directly online at and clicking on "Shop Now" which will take you to the Stampin' Up storefront. Click on "specials" and then on "Holiday Extravaganza" to see the items in each sales bundle.
Check out the deals!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Scalloped Card

From Adriel:

I went over to my moms today and played with stamps! I haven't gotten to just sit down and be creative for awhile, since we were getting ready for those craft shows. It was a nice treat to get to spend a little time and play. I got to use our new scallop square punch! What fun! It is so versatile and looks so nice! This is the card I made today!

These colors remind me of Valentines Day! I decided not to make it a Valentines card, but I almost did. Below are my supplies:

Priceless set
Fundamental Phrases set
Pretty in Pink CS
Rose Red CS
Elegant Eggplant CS
Lavender Lace CS
Whisper White CS

Bashful Blue classic ink
Rose Red classic ink
Pretty in Pink classic ink
Lavender Lace classic ink
Elegant Eggplant classic ink

Scallop Edge punch
Scallop Square punch
1-1/4" circle punch
Corner Rounder
1/8" Handheld circle punch

White satin ribbon

Thanks for taking time out of your day to look! I hope you enjoyed yourself!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Etsy Store Now Open!

From Adriel:

Our etsy store is now open! For those of you not familiar with etsy, it is a website dedicated to buying and selling handmade items! I will be adding new items to our store every few days, so check us often to see what we have to offer. You can visit us by going to: There is also a link on the side bar of our blog at the very top which has pictures of one of our items and a link to our shop. You can click on the picture to take you to the store front as well. Please be sure to visit us at etsy and see the goodies up for grabs!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


From Heidi...

This is one of the cards we made this month for one of our Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks. These little snowmen from the stamp set "Window Dressing" are so cute.

For those that weren't able to make it, here's the recipe and directions.

1 – 5 ½ x8 ½ Whisper white (fold in half for card base)
1 – 5 ½ x 1 Riding Hood Red
1 – 2 x 2-3/8 Riding Hood Red (One of 2-3/8 edge scallop edge punched)
1 – 2 ½ x 2 ¼ Always Artichoke
1 – 2 x 2 ¼ Whisper White (Stamp/Scallop punch)
1 – 5 ½ x 2 DS Paper, Red/white stripes (Scallop edge punch lower edge of paper)

Stamp Sets:
Window Dressing – Snowmen
Star Studded Season – Christmas Blessings

Basic Black
Old Olive
Basic Grey
Spots – Ruby Red; Old Olive; Bashful Blue
Markers – Summer Sun
Blender Pens

Punches – Scallop Edge; Scallop Square
Scotch tape
5” Gold Elastic Cord

1. Using Stampamajig, Old Olive ink, and Christmas Blessings stamp, stamp greeting to upper 1/3 of CS on right hand side of card.
2. Glue striped DS paper to CS, leaving a 3/8” white border on bottom.
3. Glue RHRed strip under greeting and over DS striped paper.
4. Stamp snowmen on WWhite piece
5. Watercolor snowmen with blender pen and ink.
6. Punch out snowmen using Scallop square punch.
7. Glue snowment to RHRed CS, leaving an even Red border on the Left , upper and lower section of red CS. Keep the Scalloped edge on the right side.
8. Wrap knotted gold cord around right side of AArtichoke piece. Tape cord to back of AArtichoke CS piece.
9. Glue AArtichoke to left side of card.
10. Dimensional the back of Red/snowmen piece to AArtichoke, leaving an even AArtichoke border on left, upper and lower section.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Treasures Class

From Adriel:

I know I've shown you these projects before, but I wanted to put them all into one post since they all go together. All these items are part of our Christmas Treasures Project class at Tumbleweed Rec. Center. Christmas Treasures is a 2-week class, on Tuesdays from 12/2-12/9 from 1-4 PM. Registration for this class and others is open and can be done online by visiting HERE.

Altered Chipboard Photo Magnet

Nugget Box w/ chocolates

Stamped Candle

Gift Card Holder

Altered Corkboard

If time permits, we may be able to make a couple of surprises as well! Hope you can make it to this fun class!

(Actual paper and design may vary from examples shown.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Craft Fairs...

From Adriel:

We will be participating in two other craft shows this week. One is Wednesday, November 19 and the other one is Thursday, November 20. Below is additional information:

Wednesday, November 19, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Fulton Ranch Vendor/Craft Fair
Fulton Ranch Elementary School
4750 Sunland Dr.
Chandler, AZ

Thursday, November 20, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Hull Vendor/Craft Fair
Hull Elementary School
2424 E. Maren Dr.
Chandler, AZ

We are selling many different kinds of handcrafted papercraft items that are perfect for gift-giving. We hope to see some of you there!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Look!!

From Adriel:

So what do you think? Do you like the blog's new look? It was super easy to do and didn't cost anything!! The site I found my blog skin on is called Cutest Blog on the Block. They have so many backgrounds to choose from! The hardest part is picking only ONE! Be on the lookout! With it being so easy to change, the look of the Two Happy Stampers blog may change now and then! Thanks for looking and let me know what you think about the new look!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Changes Coming!

From Adriel:

Hi there! I'm just letting you all know that the Two Happy Stampers blog will be getting a new look in a few days. That's right... a "blog-lift". So, when you visit us and it looks different, you will know why and not think you came to the wrong place! I think you're going to like the new look! Stay tuned...

BTW, sign up for the City of Chandler Parks & Recreation classes begins November 15 for Chandler residents! Click here to check out the Break Time magazine and see what classes we're offering. We are in the Teen & Adult section and also the Senior Adult section. Just look for our names as instructors for the classes. We will be teaching at Tumbleweed Rec. Center and my mom will be teaching a few classes at the Senior center in downtown Chandler. Below is a picture of a bunch of nugget boxes. These have a slider insert that slides out and holds nugget candies. The candies are individually covered with decorative paper. It's such a cute gift for anyone! This is one of several projects that we will be making for our Christmas Treasures class.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Girly Girl Page

From Adriel:

I gave digital scrapbooking a try today. I've seen a lot of people doing this lately and decided to have some fun with it today. I did a page for my daughter Kayla. What do you think?

I found a site that offers free downloads and everything I used on this page was from a kit that I downloaded for FREE. The site is called Free Digital Scrapbooking. It was a lot of fun and after figuring out how to save each file properly to be able to use it in my photo editing software, it was fairly easy to use. You will need some sort of photo editing program to do digital scrapbooking. There's all kinds of software out there. I have Microsoft Digital Image Pro and use it a lot. I use it to edit the photos that I upload to this blog. It has a lot of nice features and is easy to use. It worked great today for this digital scrap page.

Anyway, something different to show you today. No stamping involved at all, but still creative and fun! Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 7, 2008

More Pics from the Craft Show...

From Adriel:

Below are some wooden frames that I altered.

These are fairly easy to make, they just take a little time. First, I painted the wood a color that would most compliment the paper I chose to use. I allowed the paint to dry. I then used mod podge to adhere the paper to the front, smoothing out bubbles and trimming around the edges with a hobby blade. After that dried, I then sanded all the edges. I then embellished the frames. These make great gifts. I listed these at $6 at the craft show. Didn't sell either one... for the time being, I'm stuck with them, but they're still available. Let me know if you would like one!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Craft Fair Pictures

From Heidi...

I thought I'd share a few pictures from the Craft Fair we did on Saturday. We had a great time and met many new faces. It was a very warm November day...even for AZ! Our biggest sellers were the paper pumpkin kits...I only made 5, but could have sold more, had I had more. My granddaughter kept telling me, "People are going to love these, Grandma!" I guess she was right. I appreciated all the ideas and helps from several other bloggers that shared pictures of their craft displays. Gwen's display pictures were very helpful. My husband used her chicken wire design to make one for us. Enjoy!

Friday, October 31, 2008

More Crafts...

From Adriel:

I'm just posting a few pictures of other crafts we've made for the craft show. And just a reminder... tomorrow is the BIG day!!! In case you missed the news, we will be doing some craft shows during the month of November. Tomorrow is one of the shows, so we are all ready to go! Here's the info in case you are interested in attending this craft show:
Desert Dreams 2008 Holiday Boutique
Saturday, November 1st
Gilbert Historical Museum
SW corner of Gilbert and Elliot Rd.
FREE admission
8am - 1pm

Onto the pictures...

File Folder Portfolios - these are great, aren't they? I learned how to make them HERE. I used different file folders so that they are enclosed. I think it's more usable that way. I also attached the file folders a little differently, but it works the way she shows you as well. I made two for this event. I will be selling them for $18 each.

Memory Flip Album - I used an idea that Stampin' Up showed awhile back for a recipe scrapbook. I used different sized chipboard for the covers and embellished all the pages in between with space for pictures and journaling, so it can be used for a memory scrapbook instead of for recipes. It stands up on its own and is a great way to display pictures. I made two of these and will be selling them for $15 each.

Gift Tags - I made a couple different styles of gift tags. One is ornament gift tags. I made these using my wonderful punches! What would I do without them?!?! I used the small flourish and circle from the Priceless set and they worked great to make the circles look like ornaments. The other style is more traditional, using both sizes of tag punches and various stamps from SU! I didn't get a picture of those, but will try to get one posted if I can later. Anyway, made a bunch of the tags and will be selling them in a pack of 10 for $2.

Box w/ note cards - Handmade box with 5 - 3x3 notecards and envelopes inside. I made two different styles of these boxes and cards. I only got a picture of one of the styles. I made a total of 4 boxes and will be selling them for $8 each.

Bread Sleeves - I came up with the dimensions for this on my own. Thought someone might like to package a loaf of bread in a cute way. It's just a simple way to dress up a homemade gift for someone. Perfect for giving to a neighbor or teacher. I made 8 of these and am selling them for $1.50 each.

We have a lot of other stuff that I have no pictures of, which include: assorted gift bags, paper pumpkins and kits, card candy, post-it keychain holders, altered picture frames, Thanksgiving place cards, brag books, Christmas card sets, greeting cards, gift card holders, Christmas fudge (candy bar sliders), nugget boxes... and more. We've been working very hard! :-D

If you are interested in any of these items, feel free to email us and let us know. We would be happy to take any special orders you may have.

I'll post pictures from the craft show in a couple of days. I've got my camera charging as we speak. Stay tuned...

Craft Fair Saturday

From Heidi...
Just a reminder that we'll be at the Gilbert Craft Fair tomorrow, Sat., Nov. 1. If you're out and about, please stop by and say "hi", we'd love to see you! The fair is located at the Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S. Gilbert Rd. (SW corner of Gilbert and Elliot Rds.) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Circle Cards

From Adriel:

Here's some cute cards I made using a coluzzle circle and blade and the cute (but retired) set, Very Punny.

Here's a close up of one of the cards.

I made four sets of these cards to sell at the craft shows. They fit into a 3x3 envelope. I water colored the images with a blender pen and inks. I used my crimper on the background circle to add some texture to the cards and topped off all the cards with ribbon! I think they're pretty cute! What do you think?

Supply list (all SU! unless noted):

Gable Green CS
Lovely Lilac CS
Barely Banana CS
White CS
Chocolate Chip ink
Gable Green ink
Lovely Lilac ink
Barely Banana ink
White craft ink
Very Punny set (retired)
Sprinkles set
Itty Bitty Backgrounds set
Ribbon (all ribbon used is not SU!)
Blender pen
Coluzzle circle template and blade
2" circle punch (not SU!)
Scallop circle punch
1-3/8" circle punch

Also, I added a new picture of my mom and I to our side bar. It was taken last Thanksgiving. Just makes me thankful for my mom. She's a very good friend. :-D