I had a wonderful time at OnStage local with my Stampin’ Up! sisters. It was a weekend full of learning, sharing, creating, fellowship, laughs and food. What would a girls trip be without food and giggles?
I have plenty to share. It will take me a few days to process everything that I learned and to share all the amazing swaps and make n takes I made. Please remember I have been sworn to secrecy on some of the new and upcoming product from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.
In the mean time, I’d like share with you what has been my most favorite Christmas card yet. It’s all about the details in this card.
Fun tips to make this card:
- The card is made with our crumb cake note cards
- The doolie is cut in half to fit on the card
- It’s okay to have the embellishments “hang off” the card base
Sometimes, you just need to simplify your life. Sometimes you just need to make something – even of it is super some and a CASE from the catalog. Life has been crazy the last few months. You know that saying, God isn’t going to give you more than you can handle? Well, I’m about to chat with my Savior about sharing some of the storm with others. So, I CASE’d this card right out of the Holiday catalog (page 28 to be exact). I didn’t do the watercoloring or add the Baker’s twine. I did however emboss the sentiment with the super fabulous Cooper Embossing powder. Sometimes you just need to clear your mind, and recreate. It’s really okay – it will open the creative mind back up.
A few days ago I posted a card called Have some Spooky Fun where I punched circles out of the scrap Halloween Night DSP that I had collected. As I was going through my DSP to work on my OnStage Local swaps, I found lots of bits and pieces of Affectionately Yours DSP left over from the shoe box swaps I made for a local demonstrator event back in August.
What I love about this layout – clean, simple and quick to reproduce! Grab a couple of circle punches and punch away. It’s a great way to use up all those scraps you have laying around.
Fall is in the air. Time to start baking treats to share with family, friends and co-workers. It’s also a time I reflect on all the people who have given so much to me. Well, now that I have typed that it seems aweful. I am grateful year round, I promise. I think we all get so busy during the spring and summer that we tend to not think about all the blessings people have brought into our lives.
Fun tip about this card:
- When using a dark card base, add a piece of light colored coordinating card stock to the inside to write your personal note on.
- Take it one step further, write your message on a sticky note and as your friend to pass on the card with a word of encouragement.
I’m really trying to make Christmas cards this year prior to December 24th. Don’t laugh – I know you are thinking the exact same thing – yeah right – never going to happen. This is a super cute, simple, easy to mass produce for Christmas.
Fun tips for this card:
- Use the bookmark punch to decorate the top layer
- Attach ribbon to card stock with a mini dimensional
- Stamp the candy on a scrap piece of paper, then use a circle punch to punch out – and ending with fussy cutting
Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing with you the six different projects we made at the Cards and Chocolate and Cards and Coffee events through the Pierce County Papercrafters meetups. This was the first month with these new events. I’m working on the October event projects now. We’ve got some super cute projects coming up!
Today I’d like to share with you the Spooky Treat Bag we made at the Cards and Chocolate events held at the Inky Fingers Studio. I first made this bag at the Northwest Stamp and Share event. It was such a cute project I had to share it with you too! I know my grand kids are going to love getting their Halloween treats in these bags.
Fun tips about this treat bag:
- Roll the top down first to see where to adhere the banners
- Place all three pumpkin faces on a clear block and stamp them at one time alternating direction and placement as you like on the Pumpkin Pie banner