Sunday, October 31, 2010

Gift Bags for your Goodies!

We'll be selling gift bags at the Edmond North High School Band Craft Fair on November 13th too!  They are quick and easy to make as well.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Small Glittered Snowflake Ornament

Here's a sweet little snowflake I hope you like. I'll be making them for the Edmond North High School Craft Show, but if you'd like to make them at gift class, you'll be welcome to do so. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

December Technique Card....Poppin Pastels and Card Interior Tips

By request of our December Stamp Club hostess, we will line and decorate the inside of this card as well. I'll discuss a few easy ways to dress-up the inside of your cards as well.

We're using the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper and the Good Cheer Stamp Set....We'll using the Poppin' Pastels Technique and the lovely Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, finishing with one of Stampin' Up!'s great new glitter brads.  You may choose to distress and roll the edges of your image or leave it as is.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

December Technique Class Modular Santa

We'll make this fun Santa at December Technique Class.  I saw him on my friend Mary Rindal's blog and thought he was SO cute. She found the idea created by Heather Hampton Freeman.  It is a relatively quick card, but he is even more adorable in person. (You really can't see the swirly embossing on his hat, beard and moustache very well in this picture.)

Monday, October 18, 2010

The 12 Tags of Christmas

You can make these sweet gift tags at Christmas Gift Class (for $3) or buy them at the Edmond North High School Craft Show (for $4) on November 13th!  Each is accented by a rhinestone "bling" and has a dimensional for easy attachment to your gift.  Use the cute matchbox to store extra Ornament hangers after you've used all the tags!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

November Technique Class Card...Treat Cup Snow Globe

This card used the Sweet Snowglobe Stamp and the treat cups for a Glass Glitter and fake snow drift of cuteness.  To repeat the design on the base of the globe, I used the open scallop border punch.  The snowflakes are from the Short and Sweet Set and I highlighted the circles with Stampin' Up!'s Smooch Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

CASEing JanTInk in the colors of Advent candles

This card is a CASE of my friend Janine Tinklenberg's awesome Reverse Masking Come to Bethlehem card.  I changed the colors (because we've already used Concord Crush with this set) and layout (just a bit), but the coolness is all JanTInk!  Makes me want to say YILM!

My friend Trina pointed out that the colors were perfect for Advent. I admit I didn't think of it myself...I merely liked the colors.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Stampin Addicts Technique Challenge 71 - Emboss Rewash

This is a fun variation on Emboss Resist that was presented by Shannon West at the Fort Worth Stampin' Up! Regionals. I even used the same stamp set she did.  I used MOJO Monday Sketch 160 (MOJO160) though. You are welcome to join us for the Technique Challenge...just click here.

Watercolor cardstock
White Embossing Powder (it is more striking than clear)
Embossing buddy
Heat tool
Classic ink
1. Run your embossing buddy over your Watercolor paper.
2. Stamp your solid stamp with Versamark onto Watercolor paper.
3. Apply White embossing powder, shake off and heat fix.
4. Use your aquapainter to add color to the image in the fashion of the Watercolor Wash technique. You'll want the aquapainter to be pretty wet, and you'll wash the color over the entire piece of cardstock.
5. Drop bits of other colors or darker bits of the same color over the part you've Watercolor Washed while it is still wet.
6. Allow to dry.
7. Finish your card.

Monday, October 11, 2010

~My~ Favorite of the Stamp A Stack cards...

I love the simple Nordic homespun look of this card, and yes the layered snowflakes really pop.  Just a little white embossing powder and assembly make this a relatively easy Stamp A Stack option.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tinsel Trouble

This is the first thing I've done with the new Stampin' Up! Tinsel that seemed up to par...I think a couple twists of tinsel and 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon make a great quick card. I used the Platinum Shimmer Paint and a sponge dauber to stamp the silver snowflakes and used Marina Mist both regular and stamped off one time to create the background.  The sentiment finishes the card with two large flower punches under it.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Voted Most Popular of the Stamp A Stack #2 cards....

The Pacific Point and Old Olive Ornament card!  Inspired by Glenda Travelstead's "A Cute Christmas" ornaments card from Fort Worth Regionals, all I did was change to the ornament from Tags Til Christmas, make the color scheme Pacific Point and Old Olive and add a Pacific point strip on the inside of the card.

I think this will be a cute and easy but enjoyable card to make at Stamp A Stack!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Stamp A Stack #2 card possibility

This card uses the Sweet Snowglobe set with the snowman tag from Tags Til Christmas instead of the snowy scene for a quick Stamp A Stack card. Just add some Dazzling Diamonds and a snowflake.  The idea for a snowflake to cover the "To: From:" on this stamp was Glenda Travelstead's.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HUGE Clearance Rack Sale at Stampin' Up!

Beautiful Chocolate Chip (as low as $1.99 a roll) and Real Red Ribbons and a variety of retired papers and embellishments are available in Stampin' Up!'s Clearance Rack.
Red Polka Dot Ribbon-my favorite last Christmas

Chocolate Chip Treat bags 5 for 99 cents-wow!

Click here for a link to the entire list: Clearance Rack

Stampin' Addicts Technique Challenge #70 (Tech70) Stamping with Fresh/Real Leaves

In order to stamp with leaves, I first went into the yard and gathered a variety of leaves in small sizes.  I tried a couple of different things since we didn't have the clear blocks the last time I stamped with leaves. Last time, I merely pressed the leaf into the inkpad and stamped it onto the cardstock each time.  This is certainly a fun way to accomplish leaf stamping...I just wanted to try it differently.

1. Choose the colors you'd like to use for each leaf and stick with those colors to make it easier to stamp again with the same leaf.
2. Adhere the fresh pliable leaf to your clear block with snail. DO NOT use double stick tape or sticky strip.  As you can see on the two stamped leaves at the bottom of the second picture, the tape square shows through as the leaf is stamped.  You can see an example of a leaf stamped after being adhered to the block with SNAIL at the top of the second picture--no obvious square even though you can see the SNAIL through the clear block on the leaf itself.
3. Start with the largest leaft you are going to stamp for ease in placement.
4. Color your leaf with a marker getting the edges well.
5. Huff on the leaf and stamp.  I was able to stamp each one twice by again breathing warm air onto the stamp and re-stamping. After that you'll need to reink with your marker.
6. Continue stamping with the other leaves and colors.
7. Finish your card.

Friday, October 1, 2010

This card uses the Emboss Resist Technique on Kraft/Crumb Cake cardstock and is accented by Pearls, a vintage safety pin and dots of our Smooch Moonlight Accent Ink. Sorry the details are difficult to see. I enjoy the idea that my customers can use the sponges to apply ink in varied order and make it their own.