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!