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April 2009

More with the Matchbox die!!

Here are a few more samples that I made while prepping for my monthly Big Shot Basics Class.

The first project for today is a chest of drawers.  This is done by stacking the matchboxes on top of ech other and then wrapping a strip of DSP around the whole thing.  I have added some of my most favorite embellishments to each drawer.  My DD keeps asking me if she can have it...LOL!!

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Next project uses our medium weight acetate for the sliding lid.  I borrowed a deck of cards from my DD for the photo (she is a complete Hello Kitty freak, she has a box full of Hello Kitty items from fruit snacks to shampoo to bandaids to candy to clothing, she has it all).  I thought these cards were the perfect thing to go in a box made with our Jackpot DSP.  Of course, I had to give the box to her so she can keep the cards in it!! :-)

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Be sure to sign up for my May Big Shot class, we will be making Pop-Up cards similar to the ones shown HERE and HERE

Button Share - click HERE

Monthly Online Project Club - click HERE

Fifth Avenue Floral Class to go - click HERE

Thanks for looking!!

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Matchbox die - love it!!!

I had my monthly Big Shot Basics class this week and the gals made a matchbox as one of the projects.  Check my calendar and sign up for next months class.

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This is the project they made using this die:

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I made a bunch of these getting ready for this weeks class and thought it would make the cutest purse so I whipped one up.  What should be in a purse??

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MONEY of course!!!!  I used the Scallop Envelope die to create the purse flap (it comes in your Big Shot Starter Kit).  The flap doesn't open but it sure looks cute doesn't it!!  The square Rhinestone brad really finishes it off, don't cha think. :-)

Check back tomorrow for a few more projects using this die.  Don't forget that if you purchase the Matchbox die this month, you will get to choose a FREE item from page 208 of the catalog.  For every $40 you spend from the Mini Catalog this month, you will earn a freebie.

Button Share - click HERE

Monthly Online Project Club - click HERE

Fifth Avenue Floral Class to go - click HERE

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Fifth Avenue Floral Class - kit by mail

I have been inundated with requests to offer my Fifth Avenue Floral Class as a kit to go.   So your wish is my command.

You will receive all the supplies to complete four cards and a novel window box in your kit.  You will need to provide the stamps, ink, adhesive, and tools.

Cost is $28.95 and includes the shipping to you.  I will take orders through April 30th and mail out the kits by May 10th.  I will email you the instructions.

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Another Pop-Up Cake Die Card

Here is my second Pop-Up Cake card.  This one was made for my little guy's BFF (best friend forever) Bayle.  He was invited to her birthday party last week and since I had already made my first one, I thought I could easily whip another!!

So I did!!  Here is the outside of her card

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and the inside.  I used the papers and adhesive die cuts from the Petal Party Simply Scrappin' Kit.  I love these kits, they make putting a card together so simple as everything coordinates.

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She loved it!  I have seen alot more things done with this die so stay tuned to see what else I can make with it.

Thanks for looking and if you would like to make a Pop-Up Cake card, come to Big Shot Basics Class in May as you will be making one in class.  See my calendar over in the left column and call me to reserve your spot 673-4760.

I do have a few spots left in my button share so if you are interested, click HERE to see the details.  The cost is $13.00 per share and that includes the shipping to you.  A share is one of each type of Corduroy piece in each of the eight colors for a total of 24 pieces.

Check out my Online Project Monthly Club for some inspiration in your inbox each month.

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My First Pop-Up Cake die Card!!

I have had the NEW Pop-Up Cake Die for awhile now and it just sits there looking at me. I have been very intimidated by it so I haven't used it.  

Last Friday, I needed a really special card for my nephew since I missed his brirthday earlier this month and it had to be really cool.

I knew what I had to do, I got out the NEW Pop-Up Cake Die die, ran it through my Big Shot with some Kiwi Kiss card stock and started putting it together. Well, I was thrilled that it was sooooo easy to do.  It literally took me about 8-10 minutes to assemble the thing.  It took me alot longer to decorate the front than it took me to put the cake together.  It was so easy that I threw another one together for a birthday party my son was invited to later that day and I will show you that one tomorrow (it is for his BFF, a darling little gal in his preschool class).

Here is my very first Pop-Up Cake Die card.  I used the adhesive die cuts and designer papers from the Hoppy Memories Simply Scrappin' Kit which made it so easy to decorate.  I also used my Big Shot and my Serif Essentials Alphabet set to cut a letter "D" for his initial.

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Here is a view of the inside with the cake popped up!!!  It is just so cool!!!

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Thanks for looking and if you would like to make a Pop-Up Cake card, come to Big Shot Basics Class next month as you will be making one in class.  See my calendar over in the left column and call me to reserve your spot 673-4760.

I do have a few shares left in my button share so if you are interested, click HERE to see the details.  The cost is $13.00 per share and that includes the shipping to you.  A share is one of each type of Corduroy piece in each of the eight colors for a total of 24 pieces.

Check out my Online Project Monthly Club for some inspiration in your inbox each month.

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Button Share - we have a winner and a few extras!!!

Thanks to everyone who took part in my recent Corduroy Button Share.  All the participants were put into a drawing for a FREE level 3 stamp set called Dream a Little.

The winner is Chris R!!!!!  Congrats Chris :-)

I will put the set in your package when I mail out your shares.

I do have a few shares left so if you are interested, click HERE to see the details.  The cost is $13.00 per share and that includes the shipping to you.  A share is one of each type of Corduroy piece in each of the eight colors for a total of 24 pieces.

Check out my Online Project Monthly Club for some inspiration in your inbox each month.

I am off to the store but check back a bit later as I have my first Pop-Up Cake card to show you

!!

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Video - Using Stampin' Up! Canvas Cuts and Fashion District Rub-Ons

Here is a card I made yesterday while prepping for Technique Geeks.  I also made a video of it.  It is my first video so go easy on me. :-)

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Here is a close-up of the flower and Canvas Cut (I love the texture these Canvas Cuts give your projects), I used my Versamarker to add the dark detail to the raised parts of the flower.

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Please leave me a comment and let me know if this video played OK for you so I know if I need to change anything.  Thanks!!!

Supplies:
Canvas Cuts, Fashion District Rub-Ons
Big Shot, Simple Flower Embosslit
Chocolate Chip and Sweet Slumber card stock and DSP
Kraft Buttons, 5/16 Neutral Brads, Versamarker, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon
 
Thanks so much for looking!!!
 
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5th Avenue Floral Card with Window Box Class

Come and make four greetings cards in a window box using the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set Kraft Corduroy Buttons and the Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper and our new acetate window sheets.

Dates:

Friday, April 24th from 6-9
Saturday, April 25th from 2-5
Cost is only $22 and must be paid by Tuesday, April 21st
Call (673-4760) or email me to register today!!
 
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This will make the perfect end of the year techer gift, Mother's Day gift.  Place a $50 online order through my website HERE and I will send you the instructions for this class FREE!!
 
My after tax day special is HERE
 
My Brand NEW Online Project Club is HERE
 
April Stampin' Up! specials HERE
 
Happy Stampin'
 
Barbsiggytree
 

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Big Shot Matchbox Die!!

I hope you all had a nice Easter, we drove up to Billings to see our families and the kids got to partake in the big egg hunt that my father-in-law puts on every year.  He fills plastic eggs with $$ and my husband and his brothers hide them all outside.  This year, they hid over 50 eggs and one is still hidden!!  My son was the big winner, he had a total of $13.38 when it was all over. :-)

Onto stamping!!! This is another swap I received last week.  It was done by Lisa and I just love the big flower on the front!!  Both flowers were done using the Big Shot, the one with the brown detail is the "Flower" Embosslit and the larger one is done with the Originals Flowers Layer 3 die.

We will be using the Matchbox die at Big Shot Basics class this month so be sure to let me know that you are coming. :-)

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She also used a large grommet in the center of the flower, those things are way too cool!!

Here it is opened, a couple of my favorite Ghirardelli Chocolates fit perfectly inside. :-)

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The Get Connected Promotion is still going on.  Order $40 of products from the Occasions Mini Catalog and choose a FREEBIE from page 208 in the big catalog!!  WOO HOO, I love FREE stuff!!

Tomorrow is the last to get in on my Corduroy Brad share, see the details HERE

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Some quickie Easter Treats!

30% off all adhesives you order from me through Friday, March 21st, 2014 when you use this hostess code HJZPEDXB. Fill your cart at www.shoppingwithbarb.com  After you place the first item in your cart, add the hostess code where shown in the picture.  The 30% will be issued to you in the form of a refund via paypal.  If you don't use paypal, contact me and I can mail you a check.

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I got a wild "hare" yesterday morning while I was shopping in the Easter candy aisle and decided to put together some quickie Easter treats for my kids teachers.  At first I looked at the Easter Peeps but remembered that it is a bit difficult (read as I was a mess after doing this last year) getting sticky marshmallow treats into a cello bag so I opted for some Easter candy bars. :-)

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I made eight but my daughter had after school orchestra yesterday and I sent one with her to give to her violin teacher. 

I did get a couple of close-ups for you.  I used the Reese's, Milky Way and Solid Hershey bars for my treats.  I could get two in a 4" x 6" Cello Bag and then used my Top Note Die with my Big Shot Machine and some Pink Pirouette card stock for the topper.

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Here is a close-up of the bunny.  I used a 1 3/4" Circle Punch for his face, two 1/2" circles for the cheeks and two 1/4 circles for the eyes.  I added a Pretty in Pink brad for the nose and hand drew the whiskers.  The ears are one large and one small oval punch.

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I am pretty happy with the way they turned out and they were pretty simple to put together.

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Thanks for looking!!

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Last two projects from my Sticky Cuts Class

I posted the other two projects HERE.

The gals had a blast at my Sticky Cuts class this weekend.  I am going to add another session of this class in May so stay tuned for the date.

This is a bookmark and the stem is from Live Your Dream.  We placed two flower stickies at the top of the stem and covered them with different colors of glitter from the Supernova, Cosmo and Galaxy Fine glitter sets.

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This project uses the Beautiful Butterflies die and the Big Shot to cut images out of card stock and the Sticky Pages.  We used the Great Friend set out of the Occasions Mini Catalog for the stamping.

Greatfriendsticky 

We had so much fun, I hope you can join us next time!!!!

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Winners!!!

I almost forgot to list the winners of the prizes for those of you who ordered through my recent sale while I was in Hawaii!!

Here they are:

$25 Shopping Spree - Betty Ann J
Goody, Goody Gumdrops - Mary Jo T
Package of Fresh Cut Notes - Angela R
Decor Element for $20.95 - Susan L
60 sheet pack of 6x6 Patterns DSP - Denise F
Open End Envelopes with 6x6 card stock - Marla M
Forest Friends stamp set - Mary I
FREE pass to my Notecards and Pouch class on April 17th - Joyce R,
FREE pass to my Notecards and Pouch class on April 17th - Bev T
FREE Big Shot Class in April or May - Lynette H
 
I will be contacting you gals to get your prizes to you.
 
Thanks to everyohe who ordered, I really appreciate it!!!!
 
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Lookie at what I did to my "aloha" necklace!!

We were given numerous pillow gifts during my Stampin' Up! trip to Hawaii and this cute little box was on my bed when I returned from the Luau on our last night. 

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This was inside.

Aloha 

I love this necklace and this morning while I was working, a revelation came to me!!  The necklace is flat on the other side and would look super cute with our Summer Love rub-ons

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Here I am wearing it!!

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Doesn't it look great with this pink shirt!!  I think it turned out great so now I have two necklaces!!  WOO HOO!!!

Clock HERE and HERE to see other things I have embellished with rub-ons.

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Corduroy Brad Share

I would like to offer you a chance to sample all 8 colors of our Corduroy Buttons & Brads.  You can purchase a sampling of all the colors for only $13.00!

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Colors include: Kraft, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Everyone who orders a share will be entered into a drawing to win the Level 3 Hostess Set, Dream A Little
 
One share will get you a total of 24 pieces (3 of each color) of the Corduroy Buttons & Brads. 
This price includes the shipping to you.  
 
I will take sign-ups through April 14th and place the order on the 15th.  I am looking to mail out the shares the week of April 27th.
 
 

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Super Cool Bookmark!!

I just received my Controlfreaks swaps and they are all just AWESOME!!!  This one in particular caught my eye.  It is a bookmark made by Yvette and I just had to know how to make it.  She used the Walk in the Park DSP and the Soft Summer stamp set, both in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Purchase any combination of products from the Occasions Mini Catalog totaling $40 and you can choose a FREEBIE from page 208 in the big catalog.

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Here it is in a book.  The closest book I had was a Mercy Watson.....my daughter loves these books!!!

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I took it apart, made another one and photographed the steps so I could make this tutorial for you becuase I know you will want to know how to make one!!!

Start with a 3x3 square of cardstock.  Place it in your paper cutter and score a small notch at 1 1/2 on three sides.  I drew in the pencil marks so you would have a visual of what was coming in the next step.

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Then score from notch to notch to form a triangle

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Fold these flaps down

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I used the eyelet border punch to create the edge and then I did the same thing to a 3/4" scrap strip of Cameo Coral. I purposely made the strip longer than needed so I would have an easy time lining the pieces up.  Adhere the two together and trim off the excess.

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If you want to add a piece of ribbon, now is the time to do it. 

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I cut my ribbon to a point so it would fit in the space better.

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Decorate the front as desired.  I used my Big Shot and the Birds & Blooms die with some textured cardstock to create the flower, I used the Buttons die for the flower middle and the Little Leaves die for the leaves.  The DSP is our new DSP called Walk in the Park and you can find it on page 9 of the Occasions Mini catalog.

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Turn it over and place a piece of scotch tape over the flaps to keep them closed.  The tape is hard to see in the photo.

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Cut another piece of card stock to 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 and cut in half on the diagonal

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Adhere one of these triangles over the area where the two flaps meet to create a more finished look on the back.

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Create a card front to slip it onto and give it to someone special. {smile}  I used some more Walk in the Park DSP and the New Oval All set with the coordinating Scallop Oval Punch

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Here it is in action!!!!

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I decided to make another one as they are just so darn easy!!!  This one uses the Urban Garden and Walk in the Park DSP.  It also uses a tag on the Matchbox die and a stamp from the Matchbox Messages stamp set. 

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and here it is in action

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Have fun making these, they are addicting!!!

Barbsiggytree

 


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