BONUS: I started my Laura’s Loyal Stampers this week and this weekend (Today, Saturday, & Sunday), if you place an online order you will earn double points. That means if you place an order for $25 or more, you will earn 2 points. If you place an order for $50 or more, you will earn 4 points and a Free Sale-A-Bration item!!!! Woot Woot!!! I’m so excited to start spoiling you all even more!!! How is that for Friday the 13th!?!?!?!
Also, I don’t want to have to say it but I feel you should know sooner rather than later. Stampin’ Up has discontinued the Blendabilities. As I stated last week, they turned the Blendabilities off because of a quality issue that Stampin’ Up and their customers were having. It seems this is a permanent defect in the pens that has microscopic holes in the barrels so they are drying out since they are alcohol. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem to meet Stampin’ Up! high quality standards and provide a stable, long-term solution so they have been discontinued. 🙁 I am really sad about this but I won’t want to purchase or sell a defective product to all of you. Hopefully since these were super popular, Stampin’ Up will come out with a new Blendable pen soon! Fingers crossed!
Happy Tuesday!!!! You know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! Today, I’m going to show you how to get the most out of your Designer Series Paper (DSP). After all when it is this gorgeous, you can bear to think some might go to waste. Have no fear, I’m here to cheer you on to USE that Designer Series Paper and use it ALL!
This is the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog! It is so amazing and beautiful….of course I would say that being a flower fanatic and all but still it is just fabulous! Well thanks to a fellow stamper friend of mine – Patty Bennett who showed off the perfect way to create 6 cards using the sheet of paper on the far left which is a field of flowers. Even Stampin’ Up didn’t want to cut this paper up and so they framed it!!!
So lets see how to create 8 cards with this one sheet of Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper!!!! First you will start with the top of the Designer Series Paper and measure 5-1/4″ down and cut all the way across. Then to the same again….measure from the cut line you just did 5-1/4″ down and cut all the way across. You will be left with a strip of flower stems that measures 1-1/2 inches wide. Now taking those two pieces that are 12″ x 5-1/4″, you will cut along the 12″ side at 4″. This will create 6 pieces measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. With that bottom strip that is 1-1/2″, cut that along the 12″ side at 5-1/2 creating two pieces that measure 5-1/2″ x 1/1/2″. Those are your 8 pieces and you are only giving up that little corner piece but you could always find a use for that as well. Now you can adhere your Designer Series Paper to the card base color of your choice. I used Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Pool Party, & Whisper White!
Happy Tuesday all! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend celebrating Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras or just a nice weekend relaxing!!! Now it is time to get out those crafty supplies and create this amazing rainbow card because today is Technique Tuesday!!!
LOVE THIS! I think I like the stars better than the scallop but either way these cards are AMAZING!!!! Now let’s get started!
SUPPLIES NEEDED: Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper, Sponge Daubers, Ink Pads, Paper Towel, Greeting Stamp
You will start with a piece of Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration) measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Get out your ink pads and Sponge Daubers. I used Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, and Elegant Eggplant. Starting on one corner start with your Bermuda and go diagonal. Just add enough color for the look you want and you don’t need to go really wide. Take your next color and overlap it a little with the previous color so they blend together really well. I was able to use each color twice but as you can see in the two samples above, some colors are wider and my angles are different. That is okay!!!! Love it! Once you are all done adding your rainbow colors, you will take the paper towel to wipe off access ink that is sitting on top of those embossed images. You will really start to see your white embossed image POP right now! Now you can layer this onto your card front. I used Whisper White Cardstock. For my greetings, I used the Label Love Stamp Set and coordinating Artisan Label Punch (Bundle & Save!). The card on the left I used Pumpkin Pie Ink and for the card on the right, I used my markers in the same colors as the rainbow to color the stamp! LOVE IT!
If you would like to see this in action, check out my Video Tutorial! Be sure to give it a Thumbs Up if you liked it! 🙂 Also, if you would like to see more samples using the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper, check those out here, here and here!
Happy Tuesday!!!! December is officially here and that means the holidays are right around the corner! Today I’m sharing the technique of making adorable gift card holders!!!! This is another fabulous part of my Gift Packaging Series! You can check out other here, here, and here!
Aren’t these adorable?? Well they are quick and simple to make too and really spruce up the Gift Card!
Cut a piece of cardstock to 3 ½” x 8 ½” (you can make 3 gift cards holder from 1 piece of 8 1/2” x 11 cardstock)! Now score the cardstock along the 8-1/2″ side at 2 ½” from one end and 2” from the other end. Then cut 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper into the following: 3 ¼” x 1 ¾”, 3 ¼” x 2 ¼”, 3 ¼” x 3 ¾”. Fold on your score lines and you will place Sticky Strip along the edges of the 2-1/2″ side and adhere. This creates the bottom pocket! For the top flap, using your Corner Rounder Punch to round the two corners giving that soft look on the flap. You will want to round the corners on the smallest piece of Designer Series Paper too! Once you have done that, adhere that piece to the flap, the large Designer Series Paper piece to the back, and the medium piece to the pocket portion. Now take a little piece of velcro and place it on the top, middle of the pocket and close the flap to allow the top portion of the velcro to adhere to the flap. You can decorate the gift card holder as you wish! I like using my Label Love Stamp Set and matching Artisan Label Punch! The Designer Series Paper used in the photo above is the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack!!!! These are great for any occasion! If you would like to see this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below!!!! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you like it!!!!
I hope you enjoyed this technique and try it out! Leave me a comment down below on which Designer Series Paper you like to use on your Gift Card Holders!
Tis the Season for gifting and why not make the packaging just as special as the person you are giving it to!? You can check out some of my other posts and videos in this Gift Packaging Series by clicking here, here, and here! Today I’m going to show you how to decorate a Hershey Chocolate Bar (or any other large candy bar)!
How cute are these? They would make a cute, yet affordable gift for teachers, neighbors, co-workers, friends and family! Also, great stocking stuffers! I started out with a piece of Real Red cardstock measuring 5-1/2″ x 6-1/2″. You will place Sticky Strip along the 6-1/2″ side and wrap it around the Hershey Bar. WAIT….before wrapping it around, run it over your Bone Folder or over the edge of a table to break down the fibers of the paper a little and allow it to curve better. Then you will take a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ and using your Scallop Border Punch, punch both sides! Adhere this piece to the front of your Hershey Bar with Snail Adhesive. Using your 1/2″ Circle Punch, you will punch out 4 in Basic Black and adhere to your Whisper White piece (3 on top, 1 on the bottom) and you will leave space between the 3rd and 4th one for your Santa Belt. For the Belt, you will need a piece of Basic Black measuring 3/4″ x 6-1/2″. Again you will want to run it over your Bone Folder to break down the fibers and attach it to the Bar with Sticky Strip. I overlap the ends in the front so I can hide it behind the buckle, but you can put it in the back as well. Now for the buckle, I prefer the one of the right which was a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper punched out with the Curly Label Punch. Then I took the Petite Curly Label Punch and punched a black one to layer on top! The bar on the left was done with a square piece of Crushed Curry that has the Petite Curly Label Punch punched out of the middle. I did a few like that and then was browsing Pinterest and saw the other option on a project and fell in love. You know me and my bling! 🙂 You are all set now!!! To see this in action, check out the Video Tutorial below! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it!
I did another set of One Sheet Wonder cards!!! I can’t help myself! It is so much fun and so simple to make a lot of cards in a little amount of time! I was able to get 15 cards out of this One Sheet of 12″ x 12″ piece of Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (retiring soon)!!!!
Aren’t these just AMAZING! For this set, I used a lot of both sides of the paper! I just love this paper! My card bases were Bermuda Bay, Primrose Petal, Summer Starfruit, and one Crisp Cantaloupe!!! I used greetings from Label Love and Lots of Thanks! Of course I used the coordinating punch, the Artisan Label Punch too! Here is a more up-close look at most of them!
Of course you can check out other One Sheet Wonder Samples here, here and here! And if you would like to see the Video Tutorial for dimensions and how-to, then click here!!!!
How amazing is this treat bag? Don’t you just wish your mail came in something this cute every day? Or your dinner came all packaged up like this every day? That would just be fabulous! Okay back to reality….let’s make this treat bag and give it to someone that means the world to us and let them enjoy the fabulous treat!!!!
I used the Spiral Flower Die to make these amazing flowers! I used Raspberry Ripple for the solid one. I used Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla for the bi-colored one and I used Primrose Petal Core’Dinations (retiring) cardstock for the one on the right!
Now I am going to share some tips and tricks that I learned along the way:
You can cut 2-3 layers of cardstock at a time when running this through your Big Shot.
Run the die-cut image over your bone folder to break down the fibers of the cardstock. This will make it start to curl as well.
The middle of the flower is the smallest little scallop, not the bigger end. (That was a surprise to me, I totally thought start big and work your way down.
Fold the first (smallest) scallop back and then start rolling forward. This will create a nice flower center. You can see it in the Vanilla and Raspberry flowers below if you look closely in the middle.
Your hot glue gun and Silicone Mat will be your best friend for these!
When making a flower with 2 colors, just lay the 2 pieces together and start rolling! You can even do 2 of the same colors and roll them together for a nice full flower!
After you have rolled it all nice and tight, throw it in the air and let it bounce around a little to loosen up if you want a fuller, more open flower!
Add your hot glue glob to the last circle/scallop and press your flower rolls into that glob and hold for 10 seconds. You can then add some hot glue to the 2nd scallop to adhere it to the side of your flower if you want a tight look.
Once you are finished and it is dried/cooled, take a clear block and press it on the top of your flower (too much pressing can result in a ripped/smoothed flower). This will flatten the petals out a little and make your flower look more open. You can also use your bone folder to fold the petals out a little too!
I hope these tips helped you create fabulous Spiral Flowers! If you have any questions or have some tips to share, leave a comment down below. I would love to hear from you!!! Also, don’t throw away the negative of your spiral flower. I will show you how to use that in an upcoming Technique Tuesday!!! 😉
Happy Friday!!! There is are so many fabulous SPECIALS!!!!! You have to check these out! First of all…the Weekly Deals! Stock up on RIBBON!
Ribbon is for sure my go-to embellishment! I loving all of the ways you can use it:
Tying it around the card into a knot
Doing a faux tie (using 2 pieces laying down like a “t”, folding the ends of one piece to the back of your cardstock and tying a knot with the other ends)
Using it to wrap around boxes or stacks of cards
Adding to the top of a bookmark
And sooooo many more other ways
Another BIG SPECIAL going on right now is the Retired Stamps and Accessories Sale!!!! Some of the items are 25%, 30%, 40% and even 50% off which is just fabulous! Remember these items are while supplies last so if you see something you want/need (after all it is a NEED) 😉 be sure to get them right away!!!! You can check out which items are on sale by clicking the links below:
Happy Tuesday!!!! You know what that means…..I am sharing a fabulous technique with you!!!! Every time I have had a One Sheet Wonder Class, everyone goes crazy for it!!!! I mean look at these fabulous cards!!!
The reason it is called One Sheet Wonder is because you only use One Sheet!!! I used one sheet out of the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper Pack (You can only get this for 12 more days, click here to order NOW!) I will be so sad when this paper is gone because I LOVE IT!!!! I created 12 cards with my One Sheet of Designer Series Paper but there are some leftover pieces so you could probably get about 14 or more out of the one sheet!
After you cut your Designer Series Paper, pick one or more colors of solid cardstock for your card bases and start assembling!!! It is that easy!!! I used various greetings for all of my upcoming occasions!!!