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November 2009

Holiday Treats with toppers using the Top Note die

Here are some treats I made for a craft fair I participated in last week.  They were so fun to make, I think I will make some more!!

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I used the Big Shot and the Top Note die for the topper over my Small Cello Bag.  The colors I used were Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Garden Green.  The snowflakes were punched out of Shimmery White card stock using the Jumbo Snowflake Punch and the images were stamped in Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  

I added mini Kit Kats and Hershey's Miniatures to the Small Cello Bags.

Today is the last day that you can take advantage of my Cyber Monday special as well as the Holiday Extravaganza Sale offered by Stampin' Up!  You can combine both specials.

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Video - Making Snowflakes with Soda or Pop Cans, the Snowflake die and the Big Shot

Here is my video showing you how to cut apart the soda can with our Craft & Rubber Scissors # 103179 $19.95 and run the metal through the Big Shot with the Snowflake #2 die to create really cool snowflakes.  Please be careful when cutting the can as the edges are VERY sharp.  After you run it through the Big Shot, the edges are fine.

Comments are always appreciated. :-)

Try using different soda cans.  The results are sometimes very suprising!!  I used seven different cans in this video and I have to say the Diet Mountain Dew is really cool!! Coke cans are really neat too, try the Diet Coke and the Diet Caffeine Free.

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Gift Bags, Gift Card & Money Holders and Gfit Tags Class + fun contest

Check the bottom of this post for a fun little contest.

I had my Gift Bags, Gift Card & Money Holders and Gift Tags class yesterday and the girls who could make it had a blast.

Here is Judy really concentrating on her cutting

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Melissa and Lynda, they were all smiles

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Judy's finished Kraft and Christmas Cocoa designer bags

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Melissa's finished Christams Cocoa designer bag, I guess she didn't want to show you her other bag.....LOL!!!

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Lynda's finished Kraft and Christmas Cocoa designer bags

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Come back tomorrow to see the other projects they made, a gift card holder tin using the Big Shot and a fun medium and the Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper, a money holder using Lovely as a Tree and two gift tags using the Big Shot with the Two Tags Bigz die and the Merry Embosslit.  We made a total of six projects but the Christmas Cocoa designer bag was the most labor intensive.  The girls did great and had fun.  Thanks so much for coming gals, I loved having you here. :-)

Contest:  Here is a sneak peak at one of the other projects, can you guess what this is made from?  Leave me a comment and a random winner will be chosen tomorrow.  The winner will receive two of these little goodies!!

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NEW items added to the Clearance Rack!!

Stampin' Up! has added some new items to the Clearance Rack,check them out HERE.  These items are only available as an ONLINE ORDER through my Stampin' UP! Website HERE.

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If you order the Frosty Day Designer Series Paper from the Clearance Rack, I will send you the directions to make this cute card set and house gift box for them FREE!!

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New Downloads for My Digital Studio

Stampin' Up! has just released seven new digital downloads for My Digital Studio!  Click HERE to get them today!!  Click on the name of each download to view it.


Item # Item Name Price
118117 Berry Christmas stamp brush set $5.95
118118 Friend by Definition stamp brush set $1.95
118119 Just Perfect Alphabet stamp brush set $9.95
120880 Christmas Cocoa II digital kit $9.95
120881 Write Stuff II digital kit $9.95
120882 Icicle digital photo card kit $5.95
120883 Merry Moments digital photo card kit 3.95

Here are pictures of a few of the kits:

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Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit

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Write Stuff II Digital Kit

Merryphoto it

Merry Moments Photocard Digital Kit

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Technique Geeks class

Last Saturday, we had another Technique Geeks class in the Stampin' Studio and one of the techniques we learned is Blended Crayons.

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I really like how this turned out.  I know I should be doing Christmas stuff right now but as I was choosing my colors for this project last week, the sun was shining, the sky was blue and I was in a Bold Brights kind of mood!!!

I used the Bold Brights Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow, Lavendar Lace and Confetti White card stocks, Chocolate Chip and Lavender Lace inks, an Aquapainter, the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies die, the Very Vanilla Taffeta and the Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain.

I have so much to do for the Holiday Bazaar craft show this weekend so I may not post much in the next few days.  If you are in the Sheridan, Wyoming area, stop by the Holiday Inn from 9-4 Saturday and say "Hi". 

Have a GREAT weekend!!!

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Decor Stencil Class

I had my second Decor Stencil class last Friday and in addition to the projects that the gals made, I had this sample out for them to see.  I saw it on Julie's blog and knew I had to make one!!  It uses one of the stencils in the Vintage Ornaments I set with stencil paste on one of our Magnetic Gift Boxes from the Holiday Mini catalog.  The greeting is from the Four the Holidays set also in the mini.

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The gals used the small Kind Thoughts Decor Stencil and stencil paste to create these two gorgeous gift items.  Here is the tile:

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We used the Charming stamp set on the tag along with Chocolate Chip and Bordering Blue Classic inks.

Here is our journal/mini scrapbook

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Marla had a special request for her tile.  Her bathroom is black and white and she needed a splash of color in there so she did her tile in red, I bet it will look great in her bathroom.

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Weekend Stamp Camp - part 2

Here are the four projects we made at Saturdays Stamp Camp, click on any of the photos to see the project larger:

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The most popular project was this JOY Wall Hanging, see it with the letters done in gold glitter HERE, wowsers.  We used the Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet, Scallop Square and the Merry Details dies.  I have kits available for purchase to make this all month HERE.

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We also made magnets from 2x2 tumbled tiles.  I love these little things, I am a refrigerator magnet freak!!  We used Berry Christmas, Winter Post, Charming and various other holiday themed sets that I had.  The girls got to make their magnets however they wanted.

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This is based on a project that I made three years ago  I think it is called a votive boat.  It covers a votive candle but the light from the candle flickers through the vellum.  I use those little battery powered tealights just to be safe. :-)  They are really cool when there is low light.  We used Serene Snowflakes and Many Merry Messages for this one.  Notice the criss cross of the Silver Elastic Cord to "sew" up the sides.

Glitterornaments

Our final project was a glitter ornament.  These are so fun and incredibly easy to make.  The one in the front was one I did last year.  I used Tempting Turquoise ink and a rub-on from a set that was available last year.  There is a really cool rub-on set called Word Flurries in the Clearance Rack section of my online store HERE  The other colors I used were Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo.  They are just gorgeous in real life!!

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Two Tags die, I love it!!

I have two back to back events today so this will be quick. :-)  The Stampin' Up! Two Tags die.....LOVE IT!!  In addition to the adorable bookmarks I made in THIS POST, this die actually makes Holiday Gift Tags.  Check my CALENDAR and be sure to sign up for my Christmas Tag You're It class in December.  You will make as many tags as you want!!!

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I used Kraft card stock, ran it through my Big Shot Machine with the Two Tags die and paired it with our Spotlight on Christmas set to create these great Christmas Gift Tags.

I used Real Red and Close to Cocoa Classic Ink along with a few embellishments, Gold Cord, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Gold Brads, and a variety of our punches.  The Spotlight on Christmas set was designed to be used with ALOT of our punches. 

Punches used:1 1/4 Circle, 1 3/8 Circle, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8 Square, 1 1/4 Square, 5 Petal Flower, 1/2 Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Oval and the Large Star.

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Here are a few close ups, you can click on them to see them larger.

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Delightful Decorations Stair Step Card

I received one of these cards from Georgia in our Founder's Circle swap and decided to whip one up.  It wasn't hard at all. :-)

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I used Teeny Tiny Wishes and the Delightful Decorations stamp sets with the coordinating Ornament Punch.  The paper is from the Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper pack.  The colors I used are Ruby Red, Taken with Teal and Kraft.

I have a ton of work to do today so off I go.  Have a GREAT day!!!

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Class to go - Kit in the Mail

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You will receive all the materials to make this chipboard Holiday wall hanging including the Scallop Square chipboard pieces, Scallop card stock pieces, card stock layers, die cut letters and winter die cuts, the ribbons, safety pin and embellishments.  The instructions will be emailed to you and will include a "how to" on making this super quick bow.  You will need to provide the adhesive, stamps and ink.

I used the Serene Snowflakes from the Holiday Mini on the colored cardstock pieces with Versamark and that stamp set can be included in your kit price.

I will take orders for the kits throughout November and will be shipping them out weekly.

JOY Wall Hanging

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