Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mini Pizza Box Gift Holder

This box has been finished in my mind for several days now, I just needed to actually finish it by adding the embellishments.  My niece's birthday was yesterday and she had asked for a specific necklace.  Well, I needed a box to put it in, so it was the perfect opportunity to just FINISH this box already!! 

The box itself is really easy and you can easily get 2 boxes per one sheet of cardstock. 
Here are the measurements:  
Start with cardstock 7-1/4" x 4".
Score the long side at 3/4", 3-1/4", 4" and 6-1/2".
Score the short side at 3/4" and 3-1/4".
Then embellish!

The measurements and inspiration for this project were found HERE.  Thanks Becky!

To make the flower topper, I used my Big Shot and the Fun Flowers Bigz Die.  I lightly sprayed water on each flower piece and then scrunched them up in my hand.  I let them dry and then attached them all together (and to the belly band) using a small silver brad.  The flowers held their shape after they dried. So pretty!

This also fits in as part of the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Challenge for March:
  • CCREW0314SF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- Show us something you love on a scrapbook page, This n That or 3D project!
    I LOVE to make 3-D projects and had to try this as soon as I saw it. 

Cardstock:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Fun Flower Bigz Die, Silver Brads

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Good as Gold

I'll be honest.  When I first saw the Good as Gold kit in the Sale-a-bration catalog, I thought 'What am I gonna do with that?'  After I attended Leadership and saw samples of the cards I started to warm up to the kit.  A little.  Then I started seeing samples that were 'outside of the box' and showed smart ways to use these products for anything but their intended purpose.  Now they're talking my language!  So, I took the plunge, got the kit and made these fun and super simple cards.  I was inspired by this card.  I love the splash of sparkling gold. 

The 'Designer Paper' I used is actually the card bases that come in the kit.  I cut them in half and mounted them on cardstock.  So, instead of 8 cards that the kit is supposed to make, I can get twice that amount by adding just a bit of extra cardstock!  Yippee! And all of this with a kit I got for FREE with a $50 order.  Double Yippee! 
Note:  I cut apart the gold envelope liners to make the background layer for the sentiment tag.  The gold star and gold ribbon are also included in the kit.  


Cardstock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Good as Gold Kit (SAB)
Ink:  Island Indigo
Stamps:  Sassy Salutations
Punches:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Friday, March 14, 2014

You Make Me Happy...

I sing 'You are my Sunshine' to my daughter every night before she goes to sleep so when this stamp set came out it was a MUST have for my collection.  Then, I came across THIS card and had to CASE it.  The only thing I changed was adding some texture to the Whisper White layer.  Otherwise I left it alone.  Why mess with a good thing, right?

Cardstock:  Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB)
Ink:  Black Staz-On
Stamps:  See Ya Later (SAB)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB), Summer Starfruit Twine (Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack - SAB)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Birthday!


I have a few birthdays in my family on St. Patrick's day, so I wanted to give a go at a green-themed birthday card.  It also worked out as part of the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Challenge for March:
  • CCREW0314HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- For this challenge, make a birthday card in purple (for St. Urho) or green (for St. Patrick). Use a technique or layout that you love!
I've seen this type of card all over and have wanted to try it for awhile.  I used the directions/tutorial found here for the card assembly.  It was super easy!   
The almost-finished card needed something, so I got out my handy dandy green Sharpie and colored some rhinestones.  I love how they finished it off.  I needed to keep it somewhat masculine and even with the little 'bling' it's not too girlie.  What do you think? 

I also used a quick tutorial on how to make the shamrock from the Pansy Punch HERE.  Easy Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB)

Ink: Crumb Cake
Stamps: Happy Hour, Wacky Wishes
Accessories: Rhinestones
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, Pansy, Banner
Other: Sharpie

Monday, March 10, 2014

More Houston Leadership Fun

One of the best things about a Stampin' Up! event is all of the goodies that I get to bring home.  I've even learned over the years to pack an extra bag in my suitcase to fit it all!  The picture above shows the make & take table before we got started.  We had some great make & takes (I'll share those soon) and got to bring home a new stamp set, plus the cute orange bag that held all of the supplies for the projects. 

These are the great swaps that I received in return for my swap.  You can see the card that I made to swap HERE.   I signed up for an organized swap and ended up making about 30 cards.  I loved what I came home with. 

On top of the swaps and the make & takes , I got to bring home the Leadership bag (LOVE IT!) along with a few stamp sets that I won from a Prize Patrol and the all attendee giveaways.  

Want to join me at the next Stampin' Up! event?  Sale-a-bration is THE time of the year to sign up to be a demonstrator!  You can get up to $150 in products for only $99 PLUS free Convention Registration AND 20% off your future Stampin' Up! purchases.  Contact me if you have ANY questions!  

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sweet Sorbet meets Scalloped Tag Topper Punch


After having such a hard time using the color Crisp Cantaloupe in cards, I'm starting to warm up to this color!  Using the Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper makes it so much easier to find coordinating colors that look great together.  I've seen this style of card using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch all over the internet, but it wasn't until I watched this video that I decided to give it a whirl.  I was also inspired by this lovely card

The colors in this Designer Series Paper (DSP) are really pretty together and make creating a beautiful card easy!  I'm thinking this is a great card for the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Challenge for March:

  • CCREW0314DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM-- DSP/Color Focus: Make us fall in love with your favorite DSP! You can use any current DSP from the annual, Occasions, or Sale-A-Bration catalogs!
Get your package of Sweet Sorbet DSP for FREE during Sale-a-bration (SAB)!  Choose any of the exclusive SAB products with each $50 purchase through March 31. 

Cardstock:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB)
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Black Staz-On
Stamps:  Petite Pairs, Petal Parade (SAB)
Accessories:  Crisp Cantaloupe Twine (Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack - SAB)
Punches:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle

Monday, March 3, 2014

Live Happy Chocolate Treat and Leadership Recap

I'm still playing catch up on sharing some projects and today it worked out great to share this little gift of chocolate.  I made these as part of my roommate gift package for my roommates/friends at Leadership in Houston in January.  I used the Envelope Punch Board and was able to crank these out in a flash.  I had the mini Hershey's bars and used the instructions found HERE

I'm also sharing these as part of the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew Challenge for March:
  • CCREW0314CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- Catalog Focus: Envelope Punch Board or Simply Scored. Show us what you love about these awesome tools!
As soon as I saw that you could create so many 3-D projects with the Envelope Punch Board, I HAD to have it! 

Speaking of Leadership Roommates...

We had SOOOO much fun!  I can't even begin to say how great it was to spend several days with these ladies!  I know we are all counting down the days until we can see each other again at Convention!

Want to go to Convention for FREE?  You can join me and others while we have a BLAST and get great stamping ideas.  Join my group TODAY and get your registration convention for FREE!  Ask me for details.  I'd love to have you join me in Salt Lake City!  

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Retro Fresh DSP
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Stamps: You're Lovely (SAB)
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim
Punches: 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle


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