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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another CASE with changes....

This card is a CASE of a CASE...The original crafter was Trish Miles, and I received the Wisteria Wonder colored swap shown below from Desiree Spenst. I really wanted to use green for the trees so I did. I also though a slight angle would be nice for one of the trees...keeping it even along the edge of the snow bank at the bottom...It is so fun to make the subtle changes you imagine might be pretty when you craft.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CASEing with changes illustrations...

I thought it might be fun to show a couple of things I've CASEd lately to try to help customers imagine changing cards and projects they have to fit the next occasion they need to celebrate.  Today, tomorrow and Thursday, I will show things I've CASEd with changes.

Today's is a cute 3X3 gift enclosure set of 4 cards with a little box to keep them safe.  My friend, Holly Krautkremer created the set shown below for me last Christmas, and I thought it was so cute, I created some for Giftables Buffet next week.

To provide an example to my customers of the wide variety of their image choices, I created this masculine set. It has the same feel, and plenty of Holly's scalloped edges (which are adorable I think!) with just a little less decoration and ribbon.  Customers can have full creativity with the provided materials. For example, they can make all Dashers or any other design or all different as shown.  The only substantial changes I made were the stamps and then adding the 2-1/2 inch circle punch layers to some of the 3X3s to balance space with the smaller stamp images. 


For a bright, modern look, Wild Wasabi always adds a pop that makes colors clear and happy.  I think Real Red and Pool Party make a festive color combination for this set with crisp white.



Here's Holly's set of Dasher cards:  Don't you love the details?  Such an adorable container and cards!  The container is also a great size for storing the little sizzlets dies by the way.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Clear Glass Ornaments

For Gift Class you might also enjoy making one or all of these clear glass ornaments with our Mica flakes inside.  They are $2.50 each.

Little Girl:
Penguin:
Polar Bear:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza Sale and 24 hr sale

Stampin' Up! has provided some exciting sales during this busy week! 

Most of the items in the following sale are available until midnight on November 30th, but the Simple Scored and Cookie Press are only on sale until midnight TONIGHT. This is an online sale, so you can place any orders you’d like on my Stampin’ Up! website.


Visit my online store http://www.rhondag.stampinup.net/ to see the sale items and place your order. I’m most excited about the MDS 2012 calendar template, the cookie press and the glimmer brads bundle.

In other news, if you’d like to receive an update to your Facebook wall when I post to my blog each day, just “like” my business page. https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Rhonda-Griffin-Independent-Stampin-Up-Demonstrator/311456514198  It is so nice that I don’t need to remember to update it…it is automatic from my blog and events blog now. J

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Friday, November 18, 2011

S'mores Kit


My friend Kim Bolzenthal gave me a similar snowman S'mores kit at Convention this year.  I had to copy her adorable creation for you all to make. I will probably tuck a small gift card inside for one of the teacher gifts this year.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

M&M Tubes


Another option for gift class that was really popular at the Craft Fair are these M&M tubes which will cost $1....The punch art penguin is made with Stampin' Up!'s Owl punch and the wing from the bird punch.  Sara Mattson-Blume created Rudolph, and Patty Bennett designed the Santa. :)



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Four hinge opened tags

You could make these four little tags complete with bling and dimensionals at Gift Class on December 10th...They will be four for $1 and are quick and easy. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Snowman Soup Kicked up a Notch

This month's blog contest on the So Shelli blog (Stampin' Up!'s cofounder) is neighbor gifts.  I thought this Snowman Soup might be fun to enter....well, with the addition of some Dazzling Details iridescent glitter glue along the top edge of the Fancy Favor box, a button and bow on the candy cane, crystal effects on the mug and a candy cane in the snowman's mug.  A little Pool Party reinker added with the aquapainter thn covered with some more Dazzling Details to make the foreground sparkle.Wild Wasabi and Real Red accents are festive, and this project is simple enough to allow a crafter to make several in a short amount of time, so none of the other neighbors would need to feel left out. :)

It contains a hot cocoa packet with a little bag of mini-marshmallows, a fun-size Hershey bar and a candy cane to Kick the cocoa up a notch too. (Thanks to Emeril for the saying.)


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stampin' Up!'s adorable Stocking Die

Here are some stocking choices for Gift Class on December 10th...I recommend the Petals a Plenty Texturz folder so that you won't have any creases in the main portion of the stocking by the way.

Celery and Real Red with footies:


Real Red and Black:

Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Gift Card Holders Galore!

You have tons of Gift Card Holder choices this year for Gift Class!  The Stocking Gift card holders offer a choice of Blue Snowflake with striped designer series paper or Red Polka Dot with floral designer series paper.  Both include a jingle bell if you'd like...you'd need a padded envelope to mail the jingle bell though...


The present style gift card holders are so fun, and it was easy to coordinate stamps and designer series paper for four varied choices! 




Monday, November 7, 2011

Folded Fan Ornaments


The Simply Scored board from SU! makes these ornaments easy and fun to create!  The chunky glitters gives them a lot of depth too. I hope you'll make some at my gift class on December 10th. :)



Sunday, November 6, 2011

Snowman Soup


Sorry for my lengthy absence....life got in the way of my posting...Halloween, kitchen updating and preparing for a local craft show...I'm back now.

We did really well, met lots of sweet people and had fun....One of my items was this Snowman Soup. It will be an option at my Christmas Giftables Buffet on December 10th. (The price will be $2.00, and they are available in Wild Wasabi green, Pool Party aqua or Bashful Blue light true blue)




As you can imagine, I have lots more things to show you....Check back often this week! :)