Thursday, December 31, 2009

Look What Santa Brought!

Before the holidays are officially over with New Years being tomorrow, I thought I'd show you what the Two Happy Stampers got for Christmas. I guess Santa's elves know the secret directions for making Two Happy Stampers coupon organizers, because look what each of the Two Happy Stampers got!!
(I think Mom should be our official model for our coupon organizers... she looks great!)

Heehee... all the Santa stuff is just for fun, of course! ;-)
BTW, we will be adding new coupon organizers into our Etsy shop over the next couple of weeks, so if Santa forgot to bring you one, you can get one for yourself! =)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Valentine...

From Heidi...I have been using my Christmas break to look at different "how to" blogs and having a bunch of fun! There is so much inspiration out there...I just need more time!! I came across a fun tutorial on how to make your own paper buttons. (Sorry, I will have to go back and find the blog that has the tutorial so that I can pass it on.) I tried it out and made this Valentine card with a layout I used for a Christmas card I made.
Basically the buttons are made with 4 layers of punched cardstock adhered together, and then a punched DS paper or stamped CS layer\ adhered on top. Lightly sand the edges, punch buttonholes (I used my Cropadile), and then add a nice layer of Crystal Effects to the top. Allow plenty of time for the Crystal Effects to dry... I learned that the hard way and messed up a button :-( That's it! Thanks for letting me share!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Thank You's Begin!

From Adriel:

My mom and I have been working on some thank you cards to put in our Etsy shop for after the holidays. I worked on this set on Christmas... it really didn't seem like work, I was having a nice time. =) It was a relaxing and enjoyable thing to do while everyone else was doing things that were enjoyable to them (namely playing on the Wii).

I made a smaller sized card for this set, at 3-1/2"W x 5"H. They are basically note card size. I used the fabulous Medallion stamp from Stampin' Up! in white craft ink on Kraft CS. Had to let it dry (unless you emboss it, it takes quite a while to dry). Since I was making a set, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the image in the same place on each card. Spritzed the whole card front using the Color Spritzer tool and a Chocolate Chip marker... very lightly spritzed... I did a couple at first that were too heavily done and it didn't look very good. Added an 1/8" Old Olive cardstock strip for a pop of color and interest and stamped the cute "thank you" from the All Occasions set in Chocolate Chip ink. Done!
These won't be going in our Etsy shop at the moment because they already sold, but I'm thinking about making another set... we'll see. ;-)

Hope you all had a nice Christmas! Enjoy your week and don't forget those thank you's! <------ reminder to myself more than anything! =) Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ribbon Weave

From Heidi...
I love cardmaking, but I also really love sewing and anything related to fabric, so when I saw this Ribbon Weave technique on Lynn Pratt's blog, I had to try it. It's a little addictive, as you can tell...once I got started I had to try the weave on different types of ribbon.My granddaughter, Kayla, was over one day and I showed her this technique which she quickly took to and she made the long pink chain of ribbon. As she was weaving the ribbon she was thinking of all the ways she could use this chain of ribbon.One thought she had was to use it as a hair embellishment, so we picked up some plastic headbands and finished the ends of the ribbon chain and hot-glued the ribbon chain to the headband. It came out so nice, and Kayla did such a great job keeping her weave tension even.Another idea of Kayla's is to use it as a belt, so that will be our next ribbon weave project. I just received JoAnn's advertisement and the good news is that they're having a 50% off sale on all their ribbon next know what we'll be busy doing! Thanks for looking and Merry Christmas!!

What We've Been Up To

From Adriel:

Besides cards, that is! =) This time of the year there are just other fun things to do that grab our attention.

The kids made "faux" gingerbread houses (with graham crackers)... these were our budget gingerbread houses. Cheap graham crackers, candy from the dollar store, tube frosting (probably the most expensive element)... still just as fun! The kids were busy for quite a while decorating their houses. While they decorated, we got some baking done. =)

We visited a Christmas Trains lights display... these people are really into trains and their whole backyard was pretty much dedicated to the display. I took pictures before it got dark, but at night time it was lit up. Very cute! =)

Had to show off my Christmas rolls... I baked them ahead of time and put them in the freezer. Of course, I sampled one first... with butter on it. It was yum-yum-yummy!

We hope you're enjoying the fun things that make this time of the year special to you, even if it's just sitting on the couch! Whatever makes it special, enjoy yourself and if we don't pop in here before the 25th, have a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Look Back at Fall

From Heidi...Having just celebrated Thanksgiving and everything Fall, here's a look back at Fall with our Fall Plate Face...or it's a peek forward towards next year's Fall season.
CS: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Stampset: Freshcuts, Fundamental Phrases
Punches: 3-Flower, Wide Oval, Word Window
Accessories: Always Artichoke 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, linen thread
Big Shot: Bigz Dies Scallop
To order any of the products above, visit my website

Here's all 6 of the plate faces. Can't wait to make them again! Thanks for visiting our blog!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter, Spring ...Summer Plate Face

From Heidi...
After Spring comes here's our Summer Plate Face! We used the Tart and Tangy stampset for our Summer Plate Face and a combination of Real Red and Rose Red.
CS: Real Red, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Whisper White, (non-SU DS gingham paper)
Stampset: Tart and Tangy
Big Shot: Bigz Dies Scallop Circle, Scallop Circle #2, Sizzlits Little Leaves
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, Scallop Oval, Modern Label
Accessories: White button, glue dots
MS Word generated "Summer"

To order any of the above products, visit my website

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Spring has Sprung Plate Face

From Heidi...I don't know what part of the country (or world) you're in, but I'm sure that it's a bit on the cool side. Here's a Spring Plate face to remind you that after the Christmas season, Spring will soon be on its way!
Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, DS paper Cottage Wall
Punches: Large Oval, Modern Label
Big Shot:
Bigz Dies Flower, Daisies 2
Accessories: Designer Brads circle (112571), 5/8" Polka dot Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon
MS Word generated "bloom"

To order any of the product above, visit my website

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Plate Face

From Heidi...How about something other than a Christmas related post? Here's the "Happy Birthday" plate face we created. This was a fun project to make...can't wait to share it with everyone next month.
CS: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Certainly Celery
Punches: Scallop Edge, Circle Punches - 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4"
Stampset: Circle Circus, All Holidays
Accessories: Silver Brads, 5/8" Dusty Durango grosgrain ribbon

To order any of these products, visit my website

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Welcome Winter

From Heidi...Here's our Winter Seasonal Plate Face. These muted colors remind me of the muted beauty of the Winter Season.
CS: Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, DS Paper Nouveau Chic
Ink: Rose Red
Big Shot: Texturz Plate SU Backgrounds 1; Bigz Dies Top Note
Stampset: Of the Earth, Park Avenue Patterns
Punches: Scallop Square, 3-flower
Accessories: Silver Brads, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
To order any of the above products, visit my website

Fun Seasonal Plate Faces

From Heidi...Here's something we've been working's for our January Project class which will be 6 decorative plate faces. This one is for Christmas. I used CS: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ruby Red; Holiday Lounge DS Paper, SS: All Holidays, Patterned Pines; Ink: Ruby Red, Sahara Sand; Punches: Scallop Circle, Scallop Oval, Wide Oval, 2" circle; Grosgrain ribbon; Brad.

Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Holiday Sales

Dates: December 11-22, 2009

These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.

Some of the items introduced in this sale are new colors of Décor Elements vinyl sheets. There are 18 new colors to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies. Consider pairing the Clear Décor Elements vinyl sheets with the Tulipe Bigz die to create an etched-like design on a vase. Or use the Decorative Accent Bigz dies with the Old Olive Décor Element vinyl sheets to enhance a frame. The combination of Big Shot dies and Décor Elements vinyl sheets is sure to take your creativity to a new level!

Visit my website to view all the great deals being offered over the next 12 days and click on "Shop Now" to view all sale items.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Any Occasion Placecard

From Adriel:

Wow, another post from me! Hard to believe, huh? =)

Just wanted to share a couple more placecards with you that could be holiday-ish, but would also be great for a variety of occasions.

I used the fun image from Wow Flowers on this... I really like that set and don't use it nearly as much as I should! Taken w/ Teal and Ruby Red are the colors for this placecard.

Used the fun whimsy circle from the Priceless set on this and stamped it in VersaMark and then added silver embossing powder. Love the finish on the black! =)

Had one more, but the picture didn't come out that great. Oh well... =/

Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Placecards

From Adriel:

Haven't been working on a whole lot the past couple of weeks... got some bug and it just hung on for dear life! Anyway, today I felt more like myself and hopefully am on the way out of being sick! =)

I have found some time (and energy) to squeeze in a bit of creating over the past few weeks and here's some placecards I made a week or so ago. Fun! =)

The placecards measure 3-5/8" x 4" and are scored @ 2" for a tent-style placecard. Sometimes smaller scale is fun to work with. When you've done a lot of cards, working with something smaller can be a great creative break! =)

Thanks for stopping by! I'm sorry I've been so absent lately... just a lot going on right now in life. =)