Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Note Card Armoire Tutorial

Note Card Armoire Tutorial
FREE with a $15* order

This note card armoire is one of the favorite pieces I have ever created. I spent months dreaming up the perfect design. It's not only beautiful, but also functional. It holds up to 10 note cards with envelopes and the drawer pulls out so that you can put postage stamps or other trinkets inside. This armoire would make a WOW gift and have people wondering how you made it.

Tutorial includes over 70 photos and step-by-step instructions.
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Note Card Armoire Supplies:

  • Card Stock/Paper: Crumb Cake 12 X 12 [124274], Crumb Cake 8-1/2 X 11 [120953], Coastal Cabana 8-1/2 X 11 [131297], Window Sheets [114323], Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper [132993]
  • Tools: Simply Scored [122334], Stampin' Trimmer [126889], Big Shot [113439], Lattice Die [115958], Curly Label Punch [119851]
  • Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Buttons [127555], Rhinestones Jewels [119246]
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip [104294], Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue [110755], Mini Glue Dots [103683]

    Note Card Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Four You (Wood [130535], Cling [130538])
  • Card Stock/Paper: Note Cards & Envelopes [131527], Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper [132993], Baked Brown Sugar [131296], Coastal Cabana [131297], So Saffron [105118], Tangerine Tango [111349]
  • Ink: Baked Brown Sugar [131174]
  • Tools: Big Shot [113439], Dress Up Framelits [130101]
  • Embellishments: Pearl Jewels [119247], Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim [130024], Baked Brown Sugar Ruffle Stretch Trim [130022]

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  • Monday, February 24, 2014

    Minute Mondays: Watercolor Rose Note Card

    Minute Mondays, where I showcase quick cards

    I had so much fun playing with the Spiral Flower Die last week, that I've used it again today on my Minute Monday card. This card is so easy to make: Cut a piece of 3-1/2" x 5" designer series paper to fit the top of your note card, make a rose, stamp a banner, and punch two leaves. If you spritz your flower spiral with water first, it will make it easy to roll up and it will hold it's shape better.

    To make the leaves, I embossed a narrow strip of Pistachio Pudding Card Stock with the arrows embossing folder and used the small oval punch to make little leaves. Find out the supplies you'll need and where to get them HERE!

    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Stamp Sets: Petite Pairs (Wood [128706], Cling [122497])
  • Card Stock/Paper: Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper [132994], Smoky Slate [131202], Whisper White [100730], Pistachio Pudding [131294], Crisp Cantaloupe [131298] Note Cards & Envelopes [131527]
  • Ink: Smoky Slate Classic [131179]
  • Tools: Big Shot [113439], Spiral Flower Die [129379], Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [132187], Banners Framelits Dies [132173], Small Oval Punch [120908]
  • Adhesives: Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive [110755]

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  • Thursday, February 20, 2014

    Hershey's Rose Tutorial

    Yesterday I had this great idea to make a Hershey's Rose from the Spiral Flower Die. The first one I made went together likety-split. Perfect, I thought. But then try as I might I was unable to re-create the success of my first rose. Several hours and roses later, I gave up and went to bed. This morning I continued to experiment and decided that the best thing to do was to cut apart the strip. It produces the most consistent AND LASTING results. This tutorial may seem long, but it's really quite easy to get this rose together.

    This Hershey's Rose could be used as a favor or place setting for so many different occasions: Birthdays, Spring, Easter, Valentine's etc. I hope you like this pretty little project. Find out the supplies you'll need to make this project and where to get them HERE!

    Hershey's Rose Tutorial

    Step One

    1. Start by cutting a piece of Strawberry Slush In-color Designer Series Paper using the Sprial Flower Die and the Big Shot. Starting from the center count over seven scallops and draw a line. Continue counting 7 more scallops and draw another line. You should now have pencil marks after scallop 7 & 14.

    Step Two

    2. Take a paper clip and unbend it, all except for the smallest bend. If you have a pair of locking tweezers you can omit this step and use them for rolling the flower instead.

    Step Three

    3. Loop THE OUTSIDE (the skinny end) of the spiral strip around the end of the paper clip and start rolling up the flower. Note: roll the pattern that you would like to be most prominent to the inside.

    Step Four

    4. Keep rolling up the flower until you get to the last two scallops.

    Step Five

    5. Slide the paperclip out of the paper and let go allowing the strip to relax. You will want to relax the strip even further with your fingers.

    Step Six

    6. Cut the strip into THREE pieces along the TWO pencil marks you made in Step One.

    Step Seven

    7. Start with the piece that has the largest scallops. Bend the centermost scallop toward the scallop next to it. Unfold the scallop. This will become the bottom of your rose.

    Step Eight

    8. Put some Tombow onto the scallop next to the one that you folded over. Adhere the end that’s furthest away from the center to the scallop next to the center scallop.

    Step Nine

    9. This is how the outer rose should look like when it’s glued.

    Step Ten

    10. Next take the piece that has the seven medium-sized scallops. Put Tombow on the larger end. Bring the other end over and overlap the scallops to form a circle.

    Step Eleven

    11. On the back of the scallop you just glued, put some more Tombow.

    Step Twelve

    12. Glue this piece near the seam of the outer rose.

    Step Thirteen

    13. Take the last spiral piece and put Tombow on the end with the bigger scallops.

    Step Fourteen

    14. Glue this end opposite to the other two seams. The other end of this piece will remain unattached, so that it can float.

    Step Fifteen

    15. Punch a 1-¾” Scallop Circle out of the same In-Color Paper.

    Step Sixteen

    16. Glue this scallop to the bottom of the rose to give it more stability.

    Step Seventeen

    17. Put a dimensional on the bottom of a Hershey’s Kiss.

    Step Eighteen

    18. Adhere the kiss in the center of the rose. I also added a pennant, stamped with "hello" from the Perfect Pennants stamp set in Gumball Green Ink on Whisper White Card Stock. I cut the pennant out using the matching Banners Framelits and the Big Shot.

    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants (wood, cling)
  • Card Stock/Paper: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White
  • Ink: Gumball Green
  • Tools: Big Shot, Spiral Flower Die, Banners Framelits, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
  • Adhesives: Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

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  • Monday, February 17, 2014

    Minute Mondays: Hooray for Today Card

    Minute Mondays, where I showcase quick cards

    Thanks so much for celebrating my blogiversary with me last week. Normally, I'm not too excited about the arrival of Monday, but today is President's Day and I get to spend the day with my son. In the afternoon, I get to watch as Nic tries out for his middle school soccer team. Wish him luck!!

    This clean and simple card embraces the fun triangles in the Geometrical Stamp Set. If you haven't played with this new style yet, I suggest you give it a whirl. Trying a new style can open your mind to new areas of creativity. Find out the supplies you'll need to make this card and where to get them HERE!

    Have a look at the little Pool Party arrow on my card. I made it from the tree punch in the Merry Minis Punch Pack. With four little snips I was able to transform the tree into an arrow.

    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Stamp Sets: Geometrical (wood, clear)
  • Kit: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Card Stock: Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
  • Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit
  • Tools: Triangle Punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack
  • Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim
  • Adhesive: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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  • Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Blogiversary GIVEAWAY and Tutorial

    Blogiversary GIVEAWAY

    *** Please Note the Giveaway has now ended. ***

    I'm celebrating 5 years of blogging with a giveaway. FIVE lucky people will win ONE of the following prizes: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Sweetheart Treat Bags, Sweet Sayings Cards & Envelopes, Large Rhinestone Jewels Pack, Silver Ribbon Roll. To enter, just click the link below and leave me your name and email address on the form (information shared on this form will never be sold or used for any other purpose).

  • US residents only
  • One entry per person
  • No purchase necessary
  • Entry deadline February 15th, 2014 at 11:45 PM CST.
  • Winners will be notified and names will be posted here on February 16th.

    The Winners are...

  • Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (Vicki Hill)
  • Sweetheart Treat Bags (Edna Rhea)
  • Sweet Sayings Cards & Envelopes (Tracy Payne)
  • Large Rhinestone Jewels Pack (Martha Hepburn)
  • Silver Ribbon Roll (Mary Beth Johnson)

    ~~~ Thank You everyone for entering ~~~

    Five years ago today, I started my blog My very first post was a triangle treat box that my son and I made for his second grade class for Valentine's Day (check out my first post HERE). I didn't write a tutorial for my very first post, so I'm remedying that today. I hope my blogiversary triangle box makes you smile, just like it did for me. The tassel, the buttercup and the cute greeting look like they are having a party. So have a Hershey's kiss today in my honor and here's to many more years of blogging fun. Find out the supplies you'll need for this project and where to get them HERE!

    Triangle Box Tutorial

    Step One

    1. Start with an 8" x 4" piece of Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper. On the 8" side, score at the 4" mark.

    Step Two

    2. On BOTH 4" sides, make a pencil mark at the 2" mark (see red dots).

    Step Three

    3a. Darken the 6" score groove of your Simply Scored with a Sharpie. Line up the pencil mark you made in step two with the end of one of the score lines you made in step one. Score between these two points.

    3b. Now shift the paper so that the same pencil mark lines up with the other end of the score line. Score between these two points. REPEAT for the other end of the piece, making FOUR score marks in total.

    Step Four

    4. This is how your piece should be scored when it's finished.

    Step Five

    5. Fold the piece along all the score lines.

    Step Six

    6. Bring the triangle together so that the flaps overlap on one side and punch a 1/8" hole. Do the same for the other side.

    Step Seven

    7. Place a piece of sticky strip on one of the side flaps.

    Step Eight

    8. Remove the sticky strip liner and adhere the one side together. Also, place your candy or gift inside the box.

    Step Nine

    9. Tie the top with 3 pieces of twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack. After I tied the knot, I also unraveled the ends to make them look like a tassel.

    Step Ten

    10. Decorate the front of the box. I embossed a Petite Petals Flower with Pool Party embossing powder and punched it out with the matching punch and embellished it with a Summer Starfruit Dahlia. I stamped "Cheer Up Buttercup" in Coastal Cabana Ink and the arrow in Crisp Cantaloupe ink on a Whisper White Banner cut with the Banners Framelits on the Big Shot. Before adhering the banner to the box, I lined the bottom with a line of Gold Sequin Trim. I hope you like my cheery box.

    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Stamp Sets: Geometrical (wood, clear), Petite Petals (wood, clear)
  • Card Stock/Paper: Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper*, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Versamark
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Banners Framelits, Petite Petals Punch, Heat Tool
  • Embellishments: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack*, Gold Sequin Trim, In Color Dahlias, Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder

    *FREE with $50 order until March 31st, 2014. Click HERE for details.

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