Thursday, October 16, 2008

Autumn Vine Flower

The idea for this flower was yet another great idea that appeared in my October Stampin' Success magazine. I have never found so many projects that I've wanted to try from one issue! I used the Autumn Vine designer series paper and a tag punch to create the petals for this flower, and three different circle punches for the center. The petals are attached to the card with adhesive, but the center is attached with a large dimensional. I used my new paper crimper to give the strip of Really Rust paper some texture, and stamped the "friendship" sentiment in Chocolate Chip on So Saffron to finish the card. If you'd like to learn how to make this card (along with other cards and a treat holder), you are welcome to visit my Stampin' Up website ( to sign up for my October 24th Colors Of Fall class.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Blessings

This was the first card I created with the new Happy Blessings stamp set that is featured in the Holiday Mini. I immediately knew that this was a "must-have" set for me because I just can't resist all things fall! I am not usually a fan of having to color things in, but I really loved using the Earth Elements Stampin' Spots and blender pens to give this image a nice watercolor look. Have you ordered this set yet?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Halloween Friends

After using all of those punches for my friend, Mr. Turkey, I started to wonder if I could put together a quick Halloween card using a few punches. Once I realized that one of the small flowers in the three flower punch had eight petals, I thought it would be perfect to use it for a spider! I used my new paper crimper to crimp the orange paper before punching out the circle, then I used the smallest circle on my crop-a-dile to punch the eyes and mouth. This was a very quick card, and I am happy with how it turned out.

Festive Turkey

This month's Stampin' Success was filled with ideas that really appealed to me! I saw a different version of this turkey, and I immediately wanted to design my own card around this image. This cute Thanksgiving Day symbol was created using six different Stampin' Up punches: a scallop punch for the feathers, two circle punches, a double circle punch (for the eyes), the three flower punch (only one of the flower shapes was used for his feet), and a square punch (for the hat). Three quick folds turns one scallop punch into a set of feathers, and the rest comes together in a snap. I will definitely be duplicating this card for Thanksgiving Day blessings for coworkers.

Twisty Treat Pouches

I saw these "twisty treat pouches" in my monthly Stampin' Success magazine, a demonstrators only publication, and I just knew that I had to try them out! These are also known as "sour cream containers," as they resemble the packages of sour cream offered in fast food restaurants for baked potatoes. I chose to make mine with the new Autumn Vine paper featured in the Holiday Mini. (Originally, I had eight of them, all using different paper, but they vanished before I could take a picture of them all together.) You can fill them with anything you like, but mine are stuffed with lifesavers. This was a treat for my monthly Stamper's 10 girls.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cards For Diaper Fold Pouch

These are the 3 x 3 cards that I designed to go inside the diaper fold pouch that I showed you yesterday. I used a variety of stamp sets, most notably the new Happy Blessings from the Holiday Mini. They, along with envelopes, will be placed in a clear bag, tied with a ribbon and put in the pouch. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Diaper Fold Pouch

This large treat holder is made from a 12 x 12 piece of designer series paper (Autumn Vine from the new Holiday Mini), though a square piece of paper in any size will work. It is super fast and easy to make, and the pouch itself is made from only one piece of paper (no adhesive of any kind required). I chose to add the "Happy Harvest" sentiment to finish it off. I love this treat holder because you can customize the size to fit whatever treat you'd like to add...candy, cards, bookmarks, stickers....
This is going to be the prize for my Stamper's 10 swap card winner at our meeting this Saturday. Check back tomorrow to see the cards that will go inside.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Great new sales begin TODAY!!!

With today being the first day of October, there are a few really great Stampin' Up sales now available for you to take advantage of. The new Holiday Mini, Decor Elements Phase 2 and the birthday stamp set sale officially begin today. Here is a link to the promotions page of my Stampin' Up website, where you can find more information on each of these wonderful offers: Also, here is a link that directs you to pages where you can view all items that are on sale now: Please let me know how I can help you take advantage of these deal and how I can help you begin preparing for your holiday crafting.