Sunday, September 8, 2019

Make It Monday: Harvest Hellos Bookmark

My Stampin' Up! family is always such an inspiration to me. This particular week, I was inspired by my friend Antoinette's beautiful Magnolia Lane bookmark and decided to create one of my own using the Harvest Hellos stamp set for today's Make It Monday project.




 The sentiment is from the Daisy Lane stamp set and flower flourish from the Flourish dies.


I love how well the Mint Macaron coordinates with this print in the Come To Gather DSP. 


"Make It" Instructions
  1. Cut a 2-3/8” x 7-1/4” piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock for bookmark base.
  2. Stamp sentiment from Daisy Lane stamp set (or other of your choice) toward top of a 2-1/4” x 7-1/8” strip of Mint Macaron cardstock in Pretty Peacock ink.
  3. Adhere sentiment layer to PP base.
  4. Adhere a 2-1/4” x 3-7/8” piece of feather print paper from Come To Gather DSP to lower part of bookmark.
  5. Stamp pumpkin from Harvest Hellos stamp set on a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock. Punch out with Apple Builder Punch.
  6. Die cut a flower flourish from Flourish dies in Soft Suede cardstock. Adhere stem behind pumpkin.
  7. Adhere assembled pumpkin in middle of bookmark, overlapping DSP.
  8. If desired, add sparkle to pumpkin lines with Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
  9. Insert bookmark into vinyl sleeve.
  10. Loop a 6” piece of Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon through hole of a 2-1/2” x 7-1/8” vinyl bookmark sleeve. Tie off with a Linen Thread bow.
Vinyl bookmarks bought @ Amazon.com.

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Stampin' Bunco 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 
6:00pm-9:00pm CST 
Local: NW San Antonio, TX 

Cost: $20, includes Bunco games and 2 projects (card & treat holder)

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Deadline to register: September 14, 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Make It Monday: Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

I hope you are having a relaxing Labor Day! I've been in my craft room this long weekend playing and preparing for my Holiday catalog launch this Thursday.

Can't wait for you to see all the wonderful things in the Holiday catalog for you to craft during this spectacular time of year! Be sure to check back on Wednesday 9/4/19 for the online version of the catalog.

Don't currently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? I would love to be your creative coach and help you create amazingly beautiful projects! If you would like to shop the Holiday catalog and need a print copy, please message or email me your mailing address.

For this week's Make It Monday, I wanted to share this Christmas card I made using the Perfectly Plaid bundle. The coordinating Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP for this bundle has a fun mixture of traditional colors and prints. One side has gold lines which really adds an elegant touch to this paper.



To tie in the gold in the DSP, I heat embossed the Christmas tree with gold embossing powder before punching it out with the Pine Tree punch. 

Learn how to heat emboss here.


I like how the stitching in the Whisper White rectangle adds to the homespun feel in the DSP.


The Perfectly Plaid stamp set not only has a variety of trees to stamp but also a great selection of sentiments from which to choose for the inside and outside of your card. 


"Make It" Instructions
  1. Cut a 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” piece of Night of Navy cardstock. Score and fold at 4-1/4” to create card base.
  2. Cut a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Garden Green cardstock. Emboss with Subtle embossing folder. Adhere to card base front.
  3. Cut a 2” x 5-1/4” piece of Wrapped in Plaid DSP. Punch one end with Triple Banner Punch Adhere banner toward left side of card front.
  4. Die cut a rectangle from Stitched Rectangles dies (4th smallest) in Whisper White cardstock.
  5. Stamp bottom of stitched rectangle with “Merry Christmas” sentiment from Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Night of Navy ink.
  6. Wrap middle of stitched rectangle with Linen Thread and tie off with bow on left side.
  7. Adhere stitched rectangle on card front, overlapping banner, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Heat emboss tree from Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Gold Embossing Powder.
  9. Punch tree out with Pine Tree Punch. Adhere to stitched rectangle with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  10. Stamp “Christmas Cheer” sentiment on a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink. Adhere to inside of card.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 
6:00pm-9:00pm CST 
Local: NW San Antonio, TX 

Cost: $20, includes Bunco games and 2 projects (card & treat holder)

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Deadline to register: September 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sneak Peek: Harvest Hellos Pumpkin Treat Box

FALL...is almost here! September is just a few days away and (hopefully) bringing cooler weather after a blistering Texas summer.

Although we may not yet have gentle cool breezes, I'm in a fall mood with this sweet pumpkin treat box, featuring the Harvest Hellos bundle. Last week I showed you a sneak peek of this bundle with an apple. Today, I changed the look to a pumpkin...love the fun versatility of this set!

This Harvest Hellos stamp set/punch bundle will be available on September 4th when the Holiday catalog launches!



The lid of the Mini Pizza Box was die cut with a square from the Stitched Shapes dies. I recommend die cutting the DSP layer first, then line up the opening on the lid to lightly trace the square for proper centering. It may take a few passes with the die to cut through the lid.



I added a cellophane square sheet approximately 1/4" wider than the opening and adhered on the back side of the lid with Tear Tape.

A cute little banner stamped with one of the sentiments from the Harvest Hellos stamp set adds a bit of whimsy to the box.


The pumpkin was stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock then colored along the lines with Pumpkin Pie Blends. Don't worry if your Blends at first appear dark. Once it dries, it gives a nice shadowed look.


Directions

Note: I recommend using Multipurpose Liquid Glue as your base adhesive for this project.
  1. Die cut a stitched square from Stitched Shapes dies (2nd largest) in a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Come To Gather DSP. 
  2. Line up square opening on Mini Pizza Box lid and lightly trace square image with a pencil. Die cut square from lid. (May take several passes to cut through layer.)
  3. Line up and adhere DSP layer on lid.
  4. Adhere a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of cellophane over square on inside of lid with Tear Tape.
  5. Assemble Mini Pizza Box.
  6. Adhere 7/8" x 3-3/8" strips of Come To Gather DSP around box edges. 
  7. Using veined pumpkin stamp from Harvest Hellos, stamp pumpkin on a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock with Pumpkin Pie ink. Color "veins" with Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends (dark for narrow line along veins, light to blend in dark on each side of veins). 
  8. Punch out with Apple Builder Punch. 
  9. Stamp stem from Harvest Hellos on a piece of Soft Suede cardstock with Soft Suede ink. Punch with stem from Apple Builder Punch. Adhere to top of pumpkin at back. 
  10. Stamp leaf from Harvest Hellos on a piece of Old Olive cardstock in Old Olive ink. Fussy (manually) cut and adhere to top of pumpkin on front. 
  11. Die cut a couple of sprigs from Detailed Peacock dies in Gold Glimmer paper. Adhere behind pumpkin with Glue Dots.
  12. Adhere completed pumpkin in lower right corner of box lid with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  13. Stamp sentiment from Harvest Hellos stamp set on a 1/2" x 1-3/4" strip of Whisper White cardstock in Pumpkin Pie ink. Snip right end to form banner. Adhere in upper left of box lid. 
  14. Add treats inside and close box. (I used Werther's Caramel Apple candies.)
  15. Wrap an 18-20" piece of 3/8" Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon around box and tie off with bow on one side. 

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