Friday, December 19, 2014

A Card Box - Great Way to Package Handmade Cards for Christmas!

Here's my card box that Pootles taught me ;) Her link is here -- --  and yes her samples are BEAUTIFUL! Next time I will get fancy like her! This handmade box fits ten standard A2 cards and envies for a nice present. The hardest part was measuring -- a few 1/16s to figure out (might be time to get my eye glasses updated)!

I used the
Gift Bow die:

Note Tag Punch:

Merry Everything Stamp:

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Elmo Pop-Up Card Box

Elmo Pop-Up Card Box

Such a fun card box to make. Elmo is just the cutest!! He is sure to make someone special smile!

Cricut Carts used:
Seasame Street Seasons for Elmo, trees, and snowflakes.
Frosty Kisses are from Winter Woodland

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christina's Pop-Up Card Box

Pop-Up Card Box

These are some of my latest Christmas pop-up boxes. They fold flat and fit in a regular A6 envelope. It's always a big WOW card.

Gingerbread House. 
Cricut carts used Simply Charmed and Create a Critter 2 for decorations
sentiment is from Winter Wonderland

Winter Deers
Cricut Cart used is Winter Wonderland

Cricut Cart used for snowman and snowflakes Joys of the Season
Believe is from Tinkerbell

December Card Sketch at SSINKCS16

Here is my Stampin' Up! Sketch challenge submission for SSINK. Not happy with the lighting -- it is dark out, and we have had nothing but rain and now snow and more rain to come -- so this might be the best I can get!

I am a demonstrator, and my preorder for the new catalog just came in (yeah!) -- and loving the Adventure Bound 5x7 patterned papers. I used the mahgoney wood. This size paper fits perfect on an A7 card or you can cut it down for an A2.

Also used SU's gold glitter paper, my star diecuts and the itty bitty banners stamp and die. LOVE the metallic ink! Then popped up some cuts on foam adhesive.

So my son Erik is getting this card -- he will be a frog in his music class play. He is happy to be apart of the chorus, and he is happy to not have a line by himself. 

Just in time for Christmas! Project Life Starter Kit

There are so many of us who shop for everyone else -- and would like a little something under the tree for ourselves. I just had a customer contact me about this -- and the perfect gift for busy moms is Project Life -- a quick way to record our families moments with photos and journaling. So, what a good starter kit? Here's some options:
  1. A classic 12x12 album: Black Leather 12" x 12" Project Life Album - by Stampin' Up!
  2. Variety Photo Pocket Pages: Variety Pack 12" x 12" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages - by Stampin' Up! 
  3. 12x12 Standard Pages for Traditional Layouts mixed with pocket pages for the special momets:
  4. Choose a themes Pocket Card Kit: 
    a- Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection - by Stampin' Up!
    b- Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection by Stampin' Up!
    c- Hello December Project Life Card Collection - by Stampin' Up! 
    d- Little Moments Project Life Card Collection by Stampin' Up!
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  5. There are also matching accessory kits - letters, transparency overlays, embellies clearance items: and weekly deals:

Friday, December 5, 2014

Up to 80% Off Clearance

It's finally here! Stampin' Up!'s Year-End Closeouts: Starting December 5 until January 5!

Lots of products will be added to the clearance rack, and some products will be 80% off original price. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! FYI: clearance closeout starts at Midnight MT (2:00 am EST) tonight 12/5.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rosette Christmas Ornaments

Here's some Rosette Christmas Ornaments that I made from cardstock and glitter paper. I used the Tim Holtz Rosette die and my Big Shot. These were easy to make -- but very time consuming.

So here's my lessons learned...DCWV Glitter cardstock doesn't work so well, the rosette splits when you you try to adhere in a circle, but their fine glitter stack works awesome! Now for the glue - Tombow glue worked great until I ran out of it! Then I used some Scotch glue, which took much longer to dry. And when it dries, you have to apply even pressure on it to keep the rosettes flat. I used my cell phone. Worked!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Gentle Peace Nativity Card

We were all set to make some Christmas cards tonight, but a snowy mix put a kink into our plans. Our parish MOMS group meets once a month, and at this meeting, we were going to create some cards that would be distributed at a local nursing home for those who may not have family locally or much communication from loved ones during the holidays. I hope that we can reschedule!

So this was my sample. I have to admit it was difficult using Copics (wish I had Blendabilities but missed the mega Cyber Monday sale) on vellum...

Here's my ingredients -- all but the last item can be found here:
  • A Gentle Peace stamp set: Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set 139523; Price: $15.95
  • Stamp Clear Block: Clear Block Starter Bundle 129851; Price: $19.95
  • Large Clear Block: Clear Block F: 118483, Price: $16.95
  • Black Ink Pad: Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad: 126980; Price: $5.95
  • Black Stampin' Emboss Powder  109133; Price: $4.95
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad 126980; Price: $5.95
  •  Heat Tool 129053; Price: $29.95
  • Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 100730; Price: $8.50
  • Gold Glimmer Paper 133719; Price: $4.95 $2.47
  • Big Shot 113439; Price: $99.95
  • Big Shot Magnetic Platform 130658; Price: $39.95
  • Rectangle Die Cut (not SU) used in Big Shot

This Week's Deals

From Christmas to birthday to fresh, summery colors, check them out here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

FCCB #238: Beyond Red or Green

This gift box was made from Box It Up cricut cart -- one of the new ones, and it is a really fun and CHALLENGING cart. I did have to google it for some tips and found some in the cricut chat room. But to save you some trouble, you have to cut this this shape two times and flip one of the them, so the box sides can connect. So please go to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see what my Design Team sisters have created for "Beyond Red & Green" -- and to check out this week's sponsor.

Cyber Monday Stampin' Up! Extravaganza

Stampin' Up!'s Extravaganza continues with today's Cyber Monday: Project Life, Blendabilities (no longer available - sold out), and gift boxes:

And some sturdy boxes for your handcrafted and store bought gifts: