Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Holiday Mini 3-D Projects

I went to a demonstrator get together at Tami's Saturday and it was great! All ten projects were 3-D and most of them used items from the upcoming Holiday Mini catalog which is available to all SU customers beginning September 1st (that's tomorrow!).

This first project is a Simply Adorned insert using items from the new Idea Book & Catalog. It is Tami's sample. Mine has the letter "M" instead of "T" on it.

Use SU's Matchbox die to create this little box out of the Nite Owl designer series paper (dsp) from the Holiday Mini catalog and trim it with Raven black lace, and Dark & Dreary images (also from the upcoming new mini). Finally, add a couple basic rhinestones to add a little sparkle.

Here's a cute treat pocket using Day of Gratitude set & Autumn Spice dsp from the Holiday Mini. Simply use the Big Shot to cut out 2 Scallop Squares of Chocolate Chip card stock & run them through the paper crimper. Adhere them together on only three sides using sticky strip, creating a pocket. Add a smaller square of Autumn Spice dsp using the Scallop Square Duo die from the Holiday Mini (the larger of the two squares layers nicely) and decorate with ribbon, buttons and punched card stock.

Decorate a Mini Lunch Sack using the Deck the Hall designer fabric and Tasteful Trim die along with the Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. The smaller square on the Scallop Squares Duo die layers perfectly with the scallop square punch. Half inch Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, also from the Holiday Mini, ties it all together so nicely!

Punch one long edge of a strip of glittery Candy Cane Christmas specialty dsp with the scallop edge punch. Then use the lower half of the Mini Milk Carton die to create this adorable little box. Coordinating designer fabric is cut with the Scallop Square die and tucked inside like tissue. Add some sparkle to the Christmas tree image with adhesive backed basic rhinestones.

This gift holder uses the Fancy Favors die and a bunch of goodies from the upcoming Holiday Mini catalog ~ Big Designer Buttons, Candy Cane Christmas specialty (with glitter!)dsp, Tasteful Trim die, Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets and the 3/4x15/16" oval punch (so easy to use).

Want some bling? Try the Glitter Brads and Tinsel Trim from the Holiday Mini. The silver tinsel has wire in it so it's perfect to twist around the Candy Wrapper die cut. This little sweet treat holder also uses A Cute Christmas set colored simply with pastels.

Want an inexpensive way to provide favor boxes? This is part of the Candy Countdown Calendar Kit from the Holiday Mini and doubles as a "party favor" box. You can make 25 of these cuties for only $19.95. Now that's economical! Wouldn't the red box also be perfect for Valentine's Day? It also uses the Perfect Punches and Fabulous Phrases stamp sets.

This Halloween Candy Holder uses the Two Tags die It also uses the Spider Web textured impressions folder, Raven black lace, and the Dark & Dreary set from the upcoming Holiday Mini. Can you see the Moonlight Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink on the candles? The Smooch Ink has an easy applicator brush similar to fingernail polish.

This item uses the Bitty Box & Envelope die and Artistic Etchings set. I like the color combo it uses ~ Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Soft Suede, and Baja Breeze.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Greeting Card Kids for Shoebox Event

Here's the card I made for our Shoebox Event. At first I was going to watercolor it, but I knew there would be 20 cards to make in about 3-4 hours, so I wanted to keep it simple. This card layout was inspired by the top right card on p29 of the new Idea Book & Catalog (IBC).

sets- greeting card kids, fabulous phrases
cs- sahara sand, cherry cobbler, daffodil delight, very vanilla
ink- cherry cobbler, sahara sand
access- paper piercer & mat pack, black grosgrain ribbon, scallop trim border punch, dotted lines jumbo wheel, wheel guide (optional)

Here are a few of the door prizes demonstrators submitted:

I've made these post-it-note holders before. I love this Aviary set and it's so perfect for this project!
Patti Lee made this adorable box . . .
which opened up like this. What a fun project!
Sharon cased this coffin from page 26 of the the IBC

What do you think was in this box? . . .

This card! Aren't these little owls so cute?

Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Demonstrator Shoebox Event. Aug 8th

Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile, but I have been gone for 4 or more days at a time, then home for 2 (just enough time for laundry), then gone again. The boys started back to school today, so hopefully I can blog and stamp a little more. Anyway, enough of my whining.

Here are the cards we made at a Shoebox swap in Vacaville. I'm in a group of very talented ladies and it's so much fun to get together with them! Denise, my 3rd up-line, organizes these events a couple times a year. Everyone brings the supplies in a "shoebox" and a sample of a card for everyone else to create. We go around the room and make each other's cards. It's so much fun! Some demonstrators came from as far away as Reno, Nevada. Demonstrators can submit door prizes and Denise Raffles them off. She also raffles off some SU merchandise that she brings. I didn't win anything this time, but Denise let me have a little Halloween treat box. I will tell who brought each card for the ones that I know. Three of the cards were already done and we just had to make one of our own and swap it.

We make an extra card and hang it with a clothespin on a "chicken wire" frame so we can vote on our favorite (nearly impossible to do!). I took some of the photos of the cards hanging on the frame, some on the table as I made the card, and some after I got home. Sorry for the poor quality of my photos.

This card was by?

This card was by Carol. It used the Jolly Old St Nick set and Glass Glitter that will be available on Sept 1 in the new Holiday Mini Catalog.

This card was by Denise (who organized this event)

This box by Sharon uses the Spider Web embossing Folder and the Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog.

This card was by my good friend, Cheryl. This was the first time she was able to attend. We drove together and were so busy talking that we missed the exit!

This card was by ?

This cute box was by Lisa. The box itself is created from a single sheet of Rich Razzleberry card stock with a Top Note attached to the top and bottom.

I'm bummed that I didn't have time to make this card (by ?) It was inspired by the Just Believe card on page 109 of the new Idea Book and Catalog (IBC).

This card was by ? I didn't have time to make it either, but I have the set! I'm very slow.

This was by Patti L. It's adorable. You can find a link to the pattern on her blog. I didn't have time to create my own sample, so Gina helped me out; wasn't that sweet of her?

and this is the inside . . . Do you think those chocolate kisses are still in my sample? lol

This is Lynda's magnetic bookmark using the table setting die and the new owl punch. My fingers aren't so nimble, so she helped me put mine together. Isn't it adorable? I noticed on her blog that she's made a bunch of owl cards that are so cute!

The box on the left was the door prize I got and the mini milk carton on the right was one of the swaps we made. I'm not sure who's it was maybe Gina's?

The next card was Mary Beth's. It's made with the stamp set "Happiness Shared" on p100. I had never noticed that set, but her card sure made me notice it!

This card was by Joanne B and is much prettier than my photo. It uses the level-2 hostess set and the 1/8" real red taffeta ribbon that will be available in the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog. You can earn Peaceful Season for FREE when you hostess qualifying workshop.

This card was by ?

The card on the left was by Deirdre. I just love it's simplicity. The card on the right was by ?

This card was by Vicki, but she wasn't at our event this time -miss you Vicki!

Ok, that's everyone's card but my own! I must have forgotten to take a photo of it. I'll show it in a different post along with some of the other prizes and card samples Denise had displayed. I'm all tuckered out now. Nighty Night!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August Club Cards

These are the cards we made at August Club on Sunday.

The ice cream parlor card could also be a Tiki hut, a flower shop, a cake shop etc. Many stamps would work and it's a lot of fun to make. I copied it from my friend, Cheryl, who was inspired by a flower shop card she saw in our Stampin' Success magazine (a free publication that all SU demonstrators get). We used the reverse kissing technique on the ice cream. The square lattice folder gives the cones extra texture.

The semi-vintage card was inspired by Dawn's card.

Ice Cream Parlor Card:
sets- crazy for cupcakes (inside), Sweet Scoops
cs- whisper white, pretty in pink, soft suede, certainly celery
ink- versamark, mustard, pretty in pink & melon mambo pads
access- word window and scallop edge punches, white organza ribbon, big shot & square lattice embossing folder, paper snips, dimensionals

Butterfly Vintage Card:
sets- favorite thoughts (inside greeting), elements of style
cs- crumbcake, very vanilla
ink- chocolate chip pad
access- big shot and beautiful butterflies die, watercolor wonder crayons (pip, rose red, old olive & certainly celery), hemp, chocolate chip satin ribbon, 1/16" handheld punch, designer label punch and vanilla hodgepodge hardware

Happy Stamping! Mary