Category Archives: DIY

Elegant Gift Box Tutorial

My stampers had a blast making this easy Elegant Gift Boxes and my last Technique Class and I hope you do too!

This box measures 3 x 5 inches and is 1-1/2 inches deep. I fell in love with the box when I saw a video by Pootles in the UK. I made a couple of changes to make it easier to open. Take a look at the video below and see how easy it is to make. After I made the first one I couldn’t stop and made 4 more!

PROJECT MEASUREMENTS (In Inches)
Cardstock:
Whisper White Thick Cardstock 8 x 11
Whisper White Thick Cardstock 4-3/4 x 3
Whisper White Thick Cardstock 4-1/2 x 2-3/4
Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool score at:
Long Side: 1-1/2, 4-3/4, 6-1/4, 9-1/2
Short Side: 1-1/2 and 6-1/2

Here are the additional boxes I made:

Smokey Slate Cardstock with Silver Embossing Powder

Basic Black Cardstock with White Embossing Powder

Retired Specialty Designer Series Paper with Gold Embossing Powder

Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper with Black Embossing Powder and lots of Fussy Cutting

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Now go make these adorable Elegant Boxes!

Capturing Holiday Memories As You Make Them!

Watch this video to find out how you can capture your holiday memories as you make them! Supplies are limited so make sure you order yours today!

 

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Holiday Cards… the Beginning!

Yesterday was the first class featuring holiday cards. These cards were made using ideas directly from Stamping School. I had 10 happy stampers making these beautiful cards, I was so busy I forgot to take pictures of the group!

Click on the cards for a closer view and on the stamp set or embellishments for additional information.

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You really can’t tell in the picture but the 1st, 3rd & 5th trees were punched out and the Designer Series Paper is showing through. The 2nd & 4th trees were stamped, punched out and popped up. We also added some embellishments with Frosted Sequins, Rhinestones and Pearls.

Festival of Trees

rhinestones pearls   Frosted Sequins

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For this card we blended the colors, first we inked up the stamp with Crushed Curry then used Sponge Daubers to add Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive ink to the stamp before stamping on to Whisper White Card Stock. We added a couple of embellishments to complete the look.

  crushed curry inkOO InkBB InkScattered

gold buttons   OO Bakers Twine  sponge dubbers

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Sometimes you like part of a stamp but you wish it had a different sentiment, problem solved!  For this card we changed the whole sentiment of the stamp by covering the middle with another stamp set. We also used the Blendabilities Markers Cherry Cobbler Assortment to color the Rhinestones for the perfect color match!

Wintertime   Lots of thanks

CC Blendabilities     rhinestones

I hope you love these cards as much as the ladies in my class did. If you’re local come to one of my classes and you can make lovely cards just like this! Just click on the “RSVP” link on the right side of this blog.

 

Weekly Deals ending June 23rd – Button Up!

Just in case you haven’t heard, this week you can get the Vintage Faceted Buttons for only $4.46!  Take a look at a few ways you can incorporate them into your crafts:

Buttons 1 Buttons 2 Buttons 3

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Now go ahead and get crafty!

Designer Cello Bags

Giving a delicious gift is great, and making a cute package is even better! This video teaches you how to use Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and your Texture Boutique or Big Shot to create your own custom cello bags.

 

With so many Textured Impressions Embossing Folders the are so many possibilities to customize your cello bags.

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File Tabs Your Way!

Looking for a way to jazz up your workspace? Create your own file folders using Designer Series Paper. This video shows you how to use your Big Shot and File Tabs Edgelits Dies for a home office just right for you.

 

Simple Card Kits for the Not So Simple You!

Making cards is the perfect way to send a personal sentiment, but making them doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Watch this video to learn more about our Greeting You Simply Created Card Kit, perfect for any occasion.

Digitl Crafters Wanted

Digital crafting is a great way to create almost anything you can think of, and Stampin’ Up!’s digital downloads give you all kinds of possibilities. This video will give you tips on making perfect boxes and bags for any occasion.

What a great way to combine MDS and your e-cutter…so many possibilities!

Hybrid MDS Projects

What better occasion to practice your digital crafting skills than for a wedding? My Digital Studio gives you the ability to create invitations, centerpieces, and more. Watch this video to learn how MDS can help make wedding planning simple and fun.

I have been a fan of My Digital Studio (MDS) for years and one of my favorite things to do is make quick hybrid cards. Download your Free MDS trial version and start making cards today!

New 2014-2015 Catalog Goes Live!

2014 New Cat Here

Today is the first day you can purchase items from the new 2014-2015 Annual Catalog! If you don’t have a copy just click on the link below for a PDF version. If you want a hard copy just contact me!

This new catalog has so many new products and ideas you’ll spend hours trying to pick your favorites! Use the Wish List below to write them all down.

2014-2015 Catty Pic(41 MB)   Wish List Pic PDF Wish List

 

Take a look at the video below which features how My Digital Studio (MDS) works with you e-cutter to create many DIY projects.

During the next few days I will be featuring products and videos from the new catalog so sign up to follow my blog and take a tour!