Thursday, February 19, 2009

February Card Kit - Loads of Love

Many of my wonderful customers are not able to attend my stamp camps and classes I hold in my home. I wanted to find a way to keep their stamped card stash filled, so I created Card Kits.

My February Card Kit features the fun stamp set Loads of Love. Many of my customers own this set which is one of the reasons this is a great kit! Here is the card:

Contact me to order my February 2009 Loads of Love Card Kit. Each kit will provide the supplies to make 12 cards including all the pre-cut card stock, embellishments, envelopes, and step-by-step instructions. The monthly card kit is $15. Shipping is $5.00.

Items you will need to complete the card kit:

Loads of Love Stamp Set
Chocolate Chip/Bashful Blue/Creamy Caramel inkpads
1/16" Handheld Punch
Ticket Corner Punch

Email me at if you would like to order this kit!

Fellow Demonstrators - you can purchase the kit instructions without the supplies for only $5.00!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Branch Out Stairstep Card

Branch Out is one of the new stamp sets from the 2009 Spring/Summer Catalog - and I am having so much fun creating samples with this set! I'm using some different colors too!

These stairstep cards are so fun to make! I demonstrated this format to my Stamper's 8 group this month.

The supplies and card format instructions for this card are as follows:

Branch Out/Heard From the Heart Stamp Set
Scoring Blade/Pencil/SU Grid Paper
Very Vanilla/So Saffron/Bashful Blue/Certainly Celery CS
Bashful Blue Inkpad and Marker/So Saffron & Sahara Sand Inkpad
Gold Brads/Flower Brads and 1/16” and 1/8” Hole Punch
Corner Punch/Boho Blossoms/Large Oval and Wide Oval Punch/Eyelet Border Punch
Rubber Scraps/Sticky Strip/Monoadhesive

5 ½” x 11 piece of CS
Score as follows:
1 ½”; 3”; 5”; 7”; 9”
Fold on the score lines like an accordion.
5 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of CS for back base.
Attach back base to front of last “mountain”.
Stamp, punch, and/or cut images and attach to “mountains”.
Adhere pieces.

Welcome, Spring!

Friday, February 13, 2009

14 Days of Love Projects - #14 Branch Out Popcorn Slider

The last 14 Days of Love project is a popcorn slider! I used the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper and the Branch Out and Happy Heart Day stamp sets as well as the Heart to Heart punch. Stinking cute!
I hope you have all enjoyed these to clear off my stamp table of reds and pinks and bring on some spring colors and projects!!!!!

14 Days of Love Projects - #13 Loads of Love Card

This was one of the projects at my All About Men Stamp Camp last week. Loads of Love is such a fun stamp set to use! The road can be made by tearing the cardstock. The new neutral brads are great for so many projects!

14 Days of Love Projects - #12 Big Heart Card

I wanted to add a card with my card games items so I created this one. I used Happy Heart and Yummy stamp sets.

14 Days of Love Projects - #11 Game Night Basket

I found these adorable chocolates at a local variety store. I created the basket base from 4 of the Big Shot scallop envelope dies. Truly a very simple basket to put together - crease and use Sticky Strip and add some DSP and doo-dads. I used the new large brads to attach the handle. On the large hearts, Big Winner is stamped.

14 Days of Love Projects - #10 Game Night Tin

When this new stamp set and Designer Series Paper were released, I was thrilled. Ever since I was a little girl and my Grandma Rice taught me to play Kings on the Corners, I have truly enjoyed playing cards. I used to wake up early and play solitaire on my desk in my bedroom (which truly annoyed my little sister Mary Jo especially when I shuffled the cards) In Wisconsin, one of the traditional games is Sheepshead. I learned this game in the high school lunchroom (Catholic School education - what can I say?), and I wish I could get together with my friends to play this game more often. My mother-in-law taught me to play Spite and Malice - and she is a true card shark! So card games are very dear to my heart. Here is a tin for the card lover in your life - you could add dice, quarters, a "doubler" chip, game rules, bridge notepad and get the idea!

14 Days of Love Projects - #9 Wall Art

You can find these large Alphabet wall art items at various hobby and craft stores. I always think of the Mary Tyler Moore show when I alter these! I used the Bella Rose DSP, the Full Heart and the Heart to Heart Punches, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, and the half mini pearls from the Pretties Kit. I use the Craft Bond spray glue to adhere the paper to the wood.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

14 Days of Love Project - #8 Sour Cream Treat Container

An oldie but a goody! I used the Candy Lane paper and the Yummy stamp set for this sour cream treat container. I put about three Hershey kisses inside. I do use Sticky Strip on these so they stay sealed.

14 Days of Love Projects - #7 Love You Much Bookmark

This is another simple idea...and perfect for the book lover! I've had these clear bookmark holders in my stamping stash for a while. The Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, and Pink Pirouhette combination is striking!

14 Days of Love Projects - #6 Love You Much Tent Card

I think I must admit something - I love to make tent cards!! Here is another version using the Love You Much stamp set and Candy Lane paper.

Maybe I'll send this one to my Sweet Baboo!

14 Days of Love #5 Vellum Envelope Treat Holder

This project uses the new SALE-A-BRATION stamp set Yummy. Three small Hershey Bars fit in a vellum envelope. I embossed the Yummy phrase on the envelope, placed the Hershey Bars inside and then sealed it with Sticky Strip. I punched the top with the Key Tag punch and then I tied a ribbon. I love to use envelopes for little projects - no cutting! Hope you like this one!

14 Days of Love Projects - #4 M&M Glass Jars

I made these little treats for some special people! Sorry the picture is a bit blurry. The tag is from the Happy Heart Day stamp set.

Very simple and quick idea. I got the glass jars at Hobby Lobby. Who doesn't like M&Ms?

Friday, February 6, 2009

14 Days of Love Projects - #3 Ghirardelli Chocolate Box

Ohh, I think you're going to like this one! I held my All About Men Stamp Camp this week, and this was one of the projects we did.

This adorable little box held a Ghirardelli chocolate! Very small in size, but big on the cute factor! Don't you love those new corduroy buttons! I used Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip cardstock and DSP as well as our new SALE-A-BRATION stamp set - Yummy. The new Full Heart and Heart to Heart punches are the bomb!

Here are the dimensions:

CS – 4.25” X 7.5”
SCORE AT 1”, 3.25”, 4.25” 6.5” on long side
SCORE AT 1” from each end on short side

Fold all score lines, cut 8 scores (4 per side) The next photo will help you when you cut and attach the sticky strip.

Hope you like this one!