Thursday, October 29, 2009

Witch's Hat Treat Box Tutorial

Here are the directions to make the adorable Witch's Hat treat box. Now be nice--this is my first tutorial! Let me know if you have any questions.

Suppies needed:
bone folder
ruler or straight edge
SU! grid paper
hole punch
Stamps and such to decorate

1. Cut a 4x11" strip CS.
2. Mark each end at the 2" mark.

3. Fold cs in half.
4. Using straight edge, score from fold line to center mark on both ends.

(note: lines were drawn for visual only)

5. Flip over and stamp.
6. Flip over again and fold all score marks using bone folder to get crisp lines. You will see the box shape take form.

7. for Hat brim, cut a 1x7: strip. Stamp as needed.
8. Mark strip 2 inches from each end. Cut from corner to mark on diagonal.

9. attach to create brim. Add strip of DSP to decorate. Punch out "buckle" using the Curly Label punch (pg. 187, $15.95). Cut a small square and attach to buckle.

10. Punch holes at top of box. Thread ribbon through. Fill with treats, gift cards, coupons---the possiblities are endless!

Have fun!
(I originally saw this idea on Tami White's blog a few weeks ago)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just too Funny!

Ok, not anything to do with stamping, but this was too funny. I had watched these two hanging out in the field all morning from my stamp room window (Ok, here's the stamping relation!) They were playing in the field when I went to get Cadence from the bus. I was able to get my camera and get these shots, get her from the bus and show her.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Witch's Hat Treat box

This is one of the projects that we made at Alesa's workshop this past weekend. So easy!

One of the ladies said it would be super cute as a piece of candy corn. Brilliant!

This will be my teacher's gift this year. Cadence has 4 teachers and then the other two and maybe the principal.

I made up 5 boxes for my MOM Connection table mates this morning. This is one of those fabulous projects that can be finished in less than an hour. While the cheesy potatoes were baking, I made up 5 boxes, stuffed them with a small cello of Halloween M&M's, made up 4 more cellos for the Steering team, grabbed some cards to go with them, showered and was out the door in an hour 15 minutes. LOVE IT!

Today's project will be making the cookie cutter tags for the kids' classes and the teacher's boxes.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Frankie and Friends

My hostess this past weekend was interested in some projects using the Top Note Die and the Big Shot.

The Top Note die is one of the most versatile products that SU! offers.

Here are just a small sampling of Frankie and his friends. I cased these from a fellow demo, Gretchen Barron. I have her blog flagged as a favorite.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

October's Customer Appreciation

This beautiful Level 2 Hostess Set (retired) is this month's Customer Appreciation set.

Everyone who places an order, hosts an in-home class/workshop, attends a class, joins a club will get a ticket with their name on it. On the first day of each month, my oldest daughter will choose one name. That person will receive this set as a thank-you for being a customer of mine.

I'm scheduling workshops and card classes through December. Contact me today as dates are limited. Get the date you want today!

Friday, October 23, 2009

One more 10-10-10 card

Imagine these colored and dusted with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Love this set. So easy to use.

More 10-10-10 card examples

Here are two other examples of the cards we made at the 10-10-10 a few weeks ago. The pumpkin was made with 3 wide oval punches in Pumpkin Pie, sponged on the edges. The stem is a free hand piece of Garden Green. The Garden Green swirl is from Baroque Motifs. Used the wonderful Teeny Tiny Wishes punched on the Word Window and layered on the Modern Label. Easy Peasy! You know how much I love my punches!

The other card uses the wonderful Build-a-Bear set, Beary Best Friends, in the Holiday mini (118052, $18.95). I also used the wonderful Circle Scissors Plus to create the circles. Handcut the hat to layer.

My Hostess made ME a gift!

My hostess last month made this holder using her new SU! supplies to dress up the homemade Buckeyes she had made. She adjusted the treat cover from the one that we made at her workshop to cover the longer bags. I was so touched! I love being a SU! demo. Because I'm a demo, I've met another wonderful woman and shared this wonderful hobby. I am blessed.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deal of the Week #3 Oct. 19-25

Week 3 Deals of the Week

Item Description Special Price

114348 Basic Jumbo grommets $4.49

109857 Mini Library clips $8.99

112571 Circle Designer brads $3.99

112581 1/2" Library clips $3.99

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Be prepared to make all those Holiday cards

Cardstock in colors wanted for cards. Check.

Holiday stamps. Check

Ink pads, Watercolor crayons, Aquapainter. Check

Ribbon. Check

Dimensionals. Check

SNAIL. SNAIL? Not the garden creature that moves slowly; the adhesive roller that makes putting your cards together quickly. Nope.

Be ready for those marathod sessions of card and scrapbook making this season.

2 Options:

1 SNAIL and 5 permanent refills for the price of 5: $30.00

6 refills for the price of 5: $27.00.

This is a limited offer till the end of the month. Cannot be combined with workshop hostess orders.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit is so easy to use! Using 1/2 a kit and a bit of 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, I made up 27 cards and 5 tags. In about 1 1/2 hours!

This class will be offered on November 18, either 9:30am or 7pm. RSVP and payment is needed by November 4 to have supplies in time.

You will receive 1/2 Christmas Jingle SS kit, 30 very Vanilla cardbases, 30 VV envelopes and a length of 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, directions and cutting guides for future use.

Bring adhesive. All other supplies included.

This is also offered as a class to go option, if you'd like to make these on your own time. Kit option offered now through Nov. 18.

Deal of the Week OCT 12-18

These Deal of the Week are FABO if you have/want the Big Shot!

Flowerburst Stampin' Up! Embosslit die $5.99

Perfect Setting Stampin' Up! BIGZ XL die $25.99

Three Tier Pop-Up BIGZ XL die $25.49

This deal is only available through Sunday night, either online through my website or email me to save a bit on shipping.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Berry Christmas from Holiday Mini

These two cards were made using the Berry Christmas set I received at the SU! Cincinnati regionals last month. Teeny Tiny Wishes was also used on the tree card---again a favorite!

It's a very easy set to use, creating quick and easy cards.

These are examples of cards that I'll be featuring at upcoming workshops later in October, November and early December.

Just imagine a gold star punched with the small star punch in brushed gold at the top of the tree card.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hostess gifts

Can you tell these adorable folders were once file folders?

Believe it. Take a file folder from SU!, cut and score and add a bit of sticky strip and you have an adorable folder that fits the junior legal pads perfectly!

I added the initial of the ladies that have reserved their spots in the hostess clubs. Crazy coincidence: I only needed to use the "S" and "M" letters from the Lovely Letters set. S and M, Ha! I crack myself up!

There are three spots in the Punch club and 5 in the Scrapbook club.

The punch club will begin in November and the scrapbook club will begin in December. Each club is every other month. For your commitment to either club of a $40.00 minimum order, you will receive a free Idea Book and Catalog and minis, a free class during each club month, at least $15.00 in free merchandise from any current catalog and a Level one stamp set/paper pack.

I'm working on a tutorial making these fabulous folders that will be posted soon.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

10-10-10 cards

Here are a few examples of the cards we'll be making this weekend at the 10-10-10 card class at the Westland Area Library. Spots are still available, but registration will close Thursday evening.

Remember, the idea are cards that can be made in 10 minutes or less. Any of these would be great when needing to make a large quantity, like Christmas cards or thank-you cards for birthday gifts.
The card with the sleigh took 7 minutes to make! Emboss the image in black, sponge on Perfect Plum, Brocade Blue, and Night of Navy ink. Border edge the mat layer and that's it! This set is called Wandering Words, set of 3, and is found in the holiday mini.

Punches are always an easy way to make quick cards! Easy use for the ornament punch from the holiday mini, pg. 7. The red/white ornament is DSP from the Holiday mini called Christmas Cocoa (pg. 21) and is flocked! The white feels like soft felt. So tactile!

Here are two more:

Autumn Splendor from the Holiday mini, page 12, has become a favorite. Also uses Lovely Letters alphabet. I really like making cards using the one sheet wonder method.
Thoughts and Prayers is another wonderful set that is great to have on hand for those sympathy cards that we all need, but hate to make.

Some hints about the sets used on the other cards:
Upsy Daisy and chalkboard
The new Build a Bear set and the circle scissor plus
the 5-petal punch
Very Thankful--the Ronald McDonald House set
House of Haunts

I still have room for Saturday.

Think of it this way: You can drive to the store, spend an hour choosing cards for a few events, spending $2.00 a card plus more because you should pick up a few things while you're there.

Come to class, create 10 unique hand-stamped cards that will make the recipient feel even more special because YOU made their card.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

LOVE this Ornament Punch

Can you see it? It's the ornament punch made into acorns. This was a quick and easy card to make once I figured out how to punch the acorn tops. First I tried to free-hand cut the tops. Too uneven. Then I punched another out of Chocolate Chip cardstock. Easy Peasy!

I used a retired holiday DSP from last year, so stop looking for it in the catalog.

The tag is from one of my favorite sets, Teeny Tiny Wishes. Layers just right with the word Window punch on topof the new Modern Label punch (which is becoming a favorite).

Want to learn how to create unique, fun shapes with your punches? I'm currently taking names for the next round of club---the Punch club. We will begin meeting in November and I have three spots currently open right now.

I'm also taking names of those interested in a scrapbooking club. We will begin in January, meet every other month and make a 2-page layout each meeting featuring new products and techniques. Contact me if you are interested in either hostess club.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Deal of the Week OCT 1-12

Item Description Special Price

109183 Trio Flower punch $10.99

109041 5-Petal Flower punch $10.99

110709 My Way punch $11.99

This deal is good from Oct. 1 through Oct. 11.

Add this deal with the clearance rack through my website and you will have save HUGE and get some really great crafting deals.

Email me at if you'd like to save a bit on shipping or call me at 879-7412.

Take advantage of these deals along with the 10%off your order when you order on Saturday Oct. 3 in celebration of my 10-10-10 card class. Payment must be received before or on the 3rd to receive the discount!