Gift Box Punch Board

I’m so excited to see my Stamp Club gals tomorrow night and show them how to use the Gift Box Punch Board!  We will make this small box with a little bow at the top — and they can create either version.  I have additional samples for various sizes that I will have on display, as well.  I really believe this is a tool that you will not be disappointed in — and it has a great price-point of $19.95.  I think you will enjoy the cute little boxes you can create in many different sizes up to 4 inches on each side.

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Item 135863, $19.95

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Fall Fest Photopolymer Bundle, 137628, $34.75

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Merry Everything Clear-Mount Bundle, 137636, $28.75

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Pleated Party Pouch

Hello friends!  I’m still alive and kickin’!  Sorry that I haven’t posted in awhile.  I’m not sure who I thought I was fooling to think that I could keep up with posting while I was in Orlando……and now this week has been consumed with “catch-up” from being gone from the office 10 days and having 2 Stampin’ Up! classes on the calendar.  Whew!

Tonight is my September Club Class and I’m thrilled to show you one of our projects we are making.  I try to do one 3-D item each month, so this is something I found online at Nancy Ferb’s Blog.  She calls this the Pleated Party Pouch and I love how well it uses the new “mini” Designer Series Paper Stacks that measure 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.  Of course you can cut any piece of DSP or cardstock to create this, as well.   You can download her pattern on her blog.  It is super easy — score and fold — minimal time involved and super cute for holidays, too!  Here are the 3 versions that I created for my gals to give them some inspiration tonight.  I used some of the new Holiday Catalog stamp sets and had so much fun with this project.

First, here is a Fall/Thanksgiving version using Fall Fest and Holiday Home (words).

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P1050858Next up is the Halloween version, also using Fall Fest, but I cut the DSP from the Back to Black paper pack. 

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And lastly, I couldn’t resist a Christmas version using the Holiday Home stamp set and Framelits.  I think this is my favorite 🙂

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Halloween Happiness

Have you tried any of our single stamp images?  Perfect for a tight budget, a little something for the holidays, or an affordable gift for a friend.  I purchased this one and only Halloween image when the Holiday catalog was first released.  I was excited to see several ideas on Pinterest and adapted this card from one of those.  I have some of my club members who I felt would not want the Halloween words, so I made two options for this card.  And the Envelope Liners were also a big hit at my club class.

First, the Halloween version using traditional colors of Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black along with Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Early Espresso markers, and the awesome Chevron Ribbon.

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For a little more dimension, i stamped the jack-o-lantern a second time, cut it out, and popped it up using Dimensionals.  Notice the Old Olive envelope liner shown below.  You’ll really like all 3 sizes!  This is the largest one, and it fits a standard size card envelope.

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For the more “fall” themed pumpkins, I dug out some Retired Buttons in Tangarine Tango and hid the jack-o-lantern’s face.  And omitting the words at the bottom created a “fall” card sure to please everyone.  The DSP is from “Polka Dot Parade”.   The card base is also Tangarine Tango to match the button, along with using the Tangarine Tango marker (instead of Pumpkin Pie).  I guess you could say I’m a stickler for things matching up just right 🙂

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Notice the many layers on the card, as shown above.  The top layer was a rectangle that I but, the second layer is one of the tag Framelits from the Chalk Talk Collection.  Quick and easy way to layer.

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AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE CLASS NEXT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH……..COME MAKE THIS SAMPLER AND 3 FALL CARDS.  SCROLL DOWN AND CHECK OUT THE DETAILS.

EDITED NOTE:  You can purchase the kit for the framed project only (not the cards) if you would like to do so.  I will sell them for $12.  You will need to get your own 8 1/2 x 11″ frame.  Contact me via email to set order and set up payment.

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Halloween Candy Wrappers

I happened to find a really cute idea last week on the Women’s Day website and decided to tweek them a little to give them the look of a Stampin’ Up! project.  We made these as one of our club projects this past week.  I thought you’d enjoy the patterns (provided on the link above) and the Stampin’ Up! variations we made. 

First, a friendly little bat…

Opens up to reveal some adorable stamped images…

And DRACULA is next…

And a funny little ghost…

Sure to delight the kids……young and old alike!  Have a great weekend! 

A Cute Little Spook

I’ve always liked the phrase “Too Cute to Spook”…..and that’s what I thought of when I saw this little ghost.  This is another fun idea using one of Stampin’ Up!’s punches.  Simply punch 2 of the Petal Card Double punch and glue them together for a fun little nugget holder.

This is what the punch looks like.  It sells for $17.95.  Perhaps you have overlooked this punch? ME TOO!  But now it’s going on my next order.  I’ll look forward to seeing what other fun projects I can create with this little gem!

A trip to the Haunted House…

I remember going to a few Haunted Houses as a kid.  Now that I have kids of my own, I can’t even begin to torture them like that.  I know some people really like them.  But I haven’t been to any as an adult — and I don’t plan on starting now!  But how about a CUTE little Haunted House card?  This is all done in fun — and of course copied from another amazing post.  Details can be found HERE — a demonstrator named Sharon that I happened upon.  I really like her projects, and I’m sure you will, too.

Isn’t this another neat way to use the Core’dinations paper?  The wood grain looks fantastic on this haunted house!  The window frames are the 1 1/4″ square punch.

But the neatest thing about this card is the bat.  The bat is made with the new Butterfly Punch.  First, you punch out the butterfly and then you use a 1/2″ circle punch to make the scallops at the bottom of the bat.  Lastly, take very sharp Paper Snips and cut 2 tiny little “v” shapes to make the bat’s ears.  Click HERE to go to the details on making the bat.  Amazing!  Not sure how people figure these things out……but I’m glad they are smarter than me!

Halloween Booty Card

I am extremely grateful for special cards and treats brought to me from friends and demonstrators!  This one (made by Dee) is an adorable Halloween “fun” card that she brought to me at Stamp Camp last month.  Such a fun card with lots of Stampin’ Up! elements!  I am off to my third day of work at my new job……..and we are all adjusting to the new “normal” schedule.  Is there such a thing?  I’ll be back with more projects that I did for our Downline meeting last night.  We had a great time stamping and sharing!