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!