These past few months of Sheltering at Home has given us all a bit of time to reflect, reprioritize and learn to get things done differently. Posting here on my Blog has never been a strength of mine. To be honest, to sit and write about myself and things that I’ve been working on has never been within my comfort zone. Technology in general just intimidates me! But with a bit more time on my hands, and the need to stay in touch with my stamping friends I’ve been pulled from the comfort of my craft room and have decided to take this opportunity to learn a few new things…. so with that, as well as making a commitment to myself to connect more on my blog, I’ve also written my very first tutorial and I’m offering a Class To Go along with it.
I’m excited to share my Ornate Garden Suite Class To Go –
Make 4 beautiful cards, plus a card holder/folder using the Ornate Garden Suite new from Stampin’ Up! You will love making these projects with this class to go. The tutorial includes easy to follow step by step instructions. There are 4 purchasing options for you to choose from.
Store your ribbons in style – this beautiful handcrafted Ribbon Rack sits on my table and is perfect for holding and displaying all the ribbons I use for paper crafting!
My husband custom built it to fit perfectly in the space I had. I painted it with one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors – Coastal Cabana.
It’s been such a popular item with my team members — I’ve convinced my husband to build a few more.
This is for one of my team members who has recently achieved a promotion and is doing a great job moving forward in her business. She will receive this as a congratulatory gift! I’ve left it unpainted so she can paint it to match the colors of her work area.
Just a quick close up of the tag. Beautiful and Hand stamped of course! Using one of my favorite Stamp Sets this year — Flower Patch. I’ve included a list of supplies used to make tag below. The following supplies are found in Stampin’ Up!’s current 2014-2015 Annual Catalog. You can order anytime from my online store by clicking on any of the items below. If you purchase any of the supplies used in making the tag from my online store, I’ll send you a tag project sheet. It not only includes this tag, but 2 other large tags.
I wanted to send a special thank-you gift to my downline members. So I created this Designer Series Paper Sampler from all the Papers in the Spring 2014 Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. And made it into a tablet with a cute cover. I loved how they turned out! I hope you like them too.
Cut the DSP to your desired size. The size shown here is 4″x6″. This way we were able to get 12 per package. I used a stiff piece of cardboard (the cardboard that comes in our DSP packs works great!) as the backing. Use 2 binder clips to hold your stack together. It’s very important that the top lines up straight. Using Rubber Cement, brush a good amount of glue along the top edge. Let these dry for a few minutes before removing the binder clips.
For easy reference I added a list of the DSP papers and the coordinating colors to the inside of the tablet.
I created my covers and added embellishments and once the rubber cement is dry they can be attached to the tablet. I did this with just a bit of sticky strip across the back.
It’s very cool to make your own tablet and just pull the individual sheets out as you need them.
I was very happy with the finished product — from the responses that I’ve received from my downline members, they were too.
Be sure to check out my online store to see our full line of Designers Series Papers as well as all the other products used for this project.
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A very special recognition for a very special group of people.
My daughter’s teacher asked me to make up some gift boxes for veterans who would be attending their Patriots Day Celebration. Here’s what I came up with.
I made up 12 boxes and put just a few little goodies and treats inside. I tied the cellophane bags with a wired ribbon and stuck a small American Flag in the bow.
I made post it note holders using square coasters and binder clips that I had covered with Patriotic Papers. I found some Hershey Kisses in blue and silver star wrappers for Veteran’s Day. I made little baggy toppers.
I made covers for the popcorn bags to coordinate with everything in the gift boxes.
The tags were made using the 2-tag die and the big shot.
I’ve been hiding out in my craft room all day today to get these cards finished and posted. I have 8 things to post today, this completes the choices for my MEGA Christmas Card Class. If you receive my newsletters, the registration form should be coming to your inbox very soon!
CARD 1 – Greeting Card Kids
I love this stamp set….Before today, I hadn’t really taken much time to play with it. I think these kids are so sweet! I will be spending more time with this stamp set in the next couple of weeks!
My good friend Susan Santello gave me this cute little Desk Calendar. I’ll be offering this as one of the projects for my class. These would be great Teacher Gifts, stocking stuffers, or send it as a Christmas card…..you’re friends will remember you all year long! These will fit into an envelope prior to taping together, so it can be mailed very easily.