Saturday, September 29, 2012

Memphis Pyramid Centerpieces

And now for something a little different... My blog mainly showcases Stampin' Up! products, but I just had to show you a contract that came my way a few weeks ago. My neighbor asked me if I could make some pyramid boxes for him. He wanted them to look like the Memphis Pyramid and he needed 25 of them for his association's banquet. These are the pyramid centerpieces that I came up with.

The scale is a little larger than I'm used to working with. To cut them out I used a yard stick, my hobby blade and an Olfa mat. I also had to use large scale card stock, in this case, mirror poster board. I used my Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Board to score the folds.

I'm happy with the way the pyramids turned out and my neighbor said they looked super on the tables at the banquet. I hope they inspire you to think outside the box. :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

September Birthdays

Blooming with Kindness is my new favorite set. I just had to use it to stamp my September birthday cards. In just a few minutes, these big blooms just filled the card. I first stamped each bloom in light colors, Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder stamped off once. Then I came back with the darker colors Elegant Eggplant and Raspberry Ripple. Easy Peasy! AND don't forget the stitched satin ribbon, it's free with a $40 order in September! Hooray!!

This card was inspired by Chris Galbraith's beautiful card. Thanks for your inspiration Chris.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set (W 126420, C 126422); Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant (105126), Gumball Green (126840), Whisper White (100730); Ink: Elegant Eggplant (126969), Wisteria Wonder (126985), Pink Pirouette (126956), Raspberry Ripple (126859), Gumball Green (126861); Gumball Green Stitched Satin (126848), Dazzling Details (124117).

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stamp Club Hostess Gifts

September marks the start of my two new stamp clubs. I love my stamp club hostesses and I always reward them with a hand-stamped hostess gift. For this club cycle I created a stationary kit made from our empty DVD cases, the Carry On hostess stamp set, and Stampin' Up!'s beautiful designer series paper.

Here is the inside of the DVD cases. Inside I included 5 envelopes, 5 card bases, Some wrapped Andes mint chocolates and a matching RSVP pen. To see how I made the RSVP pens have a look at the step-by-step instructions below.

For the cover, I used a 10-1/2" x 5" piece of designer paper and a 10-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of card stock.


Step One

1. Cut a 3-1/4" x 1" piece of designer series paper.

Step Two

2. Unscrew the bottom of the RSVP pen.

Step Three

3. Tightly roll the paper around a wooden dowel.

Step Four

4. Insert the rolled paper into the barrel of the pen.

Step Five

5. Screw the bottom of the pen back on.

Stampin' Up Supplies: Clear-Mount Stamp Cases (119105) Carry On Hostess Stamp Set (W 126645, C 126647) Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (W 115370, C 127802) Summer Smooches DSP (125409) Comfort CafĂ© DSP (126898) Card Stock: Cajun Craze (119864), Soft Suede (115318), Midnight Muse (126843), Pool Party (122924), Summer Starfruit (126839), Daffodil Delight (119683), Real Red (102482), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Tangerine Tango (111349), Whisper White (100730), Very Vanilla (101650) Island Indigo Ink Pad (126986) Midnight Muse Ink Pad (126860) Big Shot (113439) Chevron Embossing Folder (127749) Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003) Word Window Punch (119857) Modern Label Punch (119849) Small Heart Punch (117193) Denim Jean Ribbon (125053) Island Indigo 3/8” Ruffled Ribbon (122974) Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246) Whisper White Envelopes (107301) Very Vanilla Envelopes (107300)
Other Supplies: RSVP Pens, Andes Mints

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Monday, September 17, 2012

September Stamp Club Samples

Blooming with Kindness was my featured set for my September Stamp Club workshops. It's so easy to create great projects with this set, because of the large flower that creates elegant focal points and the beautifully written words that compliment it. Here are the samples I created to showcase this set.

This card is pretty self-explanatory, except for the Fancy Flower Punch bite marks on the top edge of the Wisteria Wonder layer. Just slide the card stock corners in from the open side of the punch. Use a sponge dauber to color the flower.

The flower on this card was stamped in Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White Card Stock, cut out, sponged in Wisteria Wonder and then embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

This is an explosion box purse using the start dimensions of 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" and scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". Instructions can be found HERE. The Blooming with Kindness blossom is stamped on the purse flap.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set (W 126420, C 126422); Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant (105126), Wisteria Wonder (122922), Whisper White (100730); Paper: 2012-2014 In Color DSP stack (126910); 2011-2013 In Color DSP stack (122384); Ink: Elegant Eggplant (126969), Wisteria Wonder (126985), Gumball Green (126861) Versamark (102283); Big Shot (113439); Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003); Little Leaves Sizzlit (114511), Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (119277), Essentials Paper-piercing Pack (126187); Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848); Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (122973); Vintage Faceted Buttons (127555); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); Pearl Basic Jewels (119246); Fancy Flower Punch (118073); Heat Tool (129053); Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (101930); Sponge Daubers (102892).

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

September Workshop Projects

I finally have time to post my September Club Workshop projects. The first project was a card made with the fabulous Blooming with Kindness set. This is a great beginner set with a beautiful large peony-type flower and very useful sentiments to go with it. My inspiration for this card came from Yvette Ashe. I changed a few things around to make it an easier workshop card. You can see her original card HERE. Thanks Yvette for your inspiration. This card also features the Stitched Satin Ribbon which is FREE this month with a $40 purchase.

Stampin' Up Supplies: Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set (W 126420, C 126422); Neutrals Card Stock (119707); Soft Suede Ink Pad (126978); Primrose Petals Ink Pad (126858); Primrose Petals 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (126844); Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262); Vintage Faceted Buttons (127555); Color Spritzer Tool (107066); Crumb Cake Marker (120967); Big Shot (113439); Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (121809).

For our second project we made these adorable treat bags with the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle. We embossed the bags with various Stampin' Up! embossing folders. I got this idea from Mary Fish's Stampin' Pretty Blog. Thanks for your inspiration Mary. To make the scallops behind the tag, we took two 2-3/8" Scallop Circles and layered them together behind the tag.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Ghoulish Googlies Bundle (W 129852, C 129853); Black Staz On Ink Pad (101406); 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch (118874); 1/8” Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon (119253); Big Shot (113439); Chevron Embossing Folder (127749).

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