Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Treats



This morning, I'd like to share a "Thank You" gift I made for my guests at a party last night. I wanted to support a local business, so I purchased some fabulous chocolate from a local chocolatier, Cocoa Blue, and then adorned each chocolate pop with Stampin' Up!'s awesome Spooky Cat stamp set and the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper


Don't forget that the DSP is BUY 3 Get 1 FREE through the end of the month!


So now for the projects!


It's SOOO creepy!! Eeeeeewwwwww!

Here's a close-up of the tag:


I heat embossed the potion bottles and tag sentiment  with the Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder. I thought it gave an "eerie" glow.

I used the new Everyday Label Punch for the tag, and I have to say it's true to its name. I've used it nearly every day.

The "Thank You" in the center of the tag is from Thoughtful Banners (another go-to set for me).


Now, for the other chocolate pop (for the faint of heart):



This inches a little further on the "cute" scale than the "creepy" scale, and I have to say I like this one more because I got to STAMP a lot more (and it really is all about stamping . . .)

I heat embossed each of the potion bottles with black embossing powder and then stamped each bottle individually in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Lemon Lime Twist. I also stamped the tag using Rich Razzleberry ink on the Rich Razzleberry paper. 

It didn't take as long as you think. Really!

Here are some close-ups: 



Serious cuteness!

It felt great handing out gifts for all my guests, but it felt even better knowing that I was giving something I had worked hard on and that I'd made with love and care.

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration. If you don't already have a demonstrator, I would love to be yours. 

Until next time, stay crafty!
Alison

Monday, October 16, 2017

More DSP Play . . .

The BUY 3 GET 1 FREE sale on Designer Series Paper is still in full swing, and I want to show off another way to use some of the gorgeous Christmas Quilt paper:



Isn't that just so pretty? What a great gift for a quilter!

Now, to the "How To!"

First, start with the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper:
Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper

As you can see, there are a lot of different patterns. Some of them perfectly line up with the smallest square in the Stitched Frames Framelits! 



Then, you can simply piece together your own "quilt" with paper! Mine used Garden Green as a base and for the ink, but there are all sorts of directions you could go with this paper. It could be Christmas-themed, or even Spring or Birthday with the Blushing Bride, Lemon-Lime Twist and Pool Party. 

Versatility and coordination make Stampin' Up!'s products so fun.

I hope you enjoy today's inspiration. Remember to stock up on that DSP while it's on sale.

I would love to be your demonstrator, and if you purchase at least $40 worth of merchandise through me and use the October Hostess Code (HDWE4BR6), you will receive a hand-made gift from me. THANK YOU!



Until next time, stay crafty!

Alison

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Seasonal Chums Spinner Card

Discaimer: this project is NOT my idea! I totally CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything) from Linda Cullen at her blog: https://www.craftystampin.com/coffee-crafts-class-christmas-spinner-holiday-catalog-sneak-peek/

Hello crafty people! Today's project shows off another Seasonal Chums inspiration. This set is just too cute to pass up. It's a tag, it's a reindeer, it's a snowman, it's a pumpkin, geesh!! It's adorable. That's what it is.

I know that a lot of people really like the "clear mount" stamps because they're easier to store and they cost a little less, but I splurged on the wood-mount for this set, and here's why.

This is a set I know I will use A LOT with kids. My own kids will use it to make tags for Christmas and my mom and I will also use it for a craft event at Christmas at her church. Dozens and dozens of kids will be stamping their little "chums" onto cardstock, and frankly, it's worth the extra $7 to not have to worry about whether the stamp and the clear block get separated.

Plus, with wood-mount stamps, I never run out of blocks when I'm playing with multiple stamps at once.

And, I just like the feeling of wood in my hands (shame on you and your dirty mind!).

Ahem, back to the project . . .

So, this is my take on the popular "spinner card." This can only be done with this stamp set because it has a front and back! How smart are these designers?!





The bunny cracks me up. Even though it wasn't the intention of the designers (I think!), it's like that bunny is holding onto the snowman for dear life as he gets spun repeatedly. 

I'm laughing out loud right now thinking about it!

I used the "Christmas Around the World" DSP for this card, which is included in the BUY 3, GET 1 FREE sale through the end of October.

Here are the other supplies:

Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
[100052]
$3.50
Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker
Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker
[100080]
$3.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad*
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad*
[122938]
$5.95
Blender Pens
[102845]
$12.00
If you like this project, you can order all the supplies to make it yourself! And, if you order the Christmas Around the World DSP, remember that it is part of the Designer Series Paper Sale (Buy 3, Get 1 Free!)

Plus, today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the sale on select items for World Card Making Day!

And, if you order $40 or more and use the October Hostess Code (HDWE4BR6), you will receive a hand-made gift from me. THANK YOU!

Until next time, stay crafty!

Alison

Monday, October 9, 2017

Seasonal Chums Ornament

Happy Monday! If you're lucky, you have today off for Columbus Day. If you're like me, you don't, but I still have something to brighten your day!

Today's project shows off a neat project using the Seasonal Chums Bundle. Because the Seasonal Chums images have a front AND back, there are all sorts of neat 3-D projects we can do, and here is one of them:


Isn't that reindeer the cutest? I used the Framelits to cut out two of the trees that come in the set and layered them on top of each other to add a little height. 

The ornament is the kind that has two halves that pop together. That made getting Rudy in there pretty easy. 

But, my twist is that I stamped little Rudolph on the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to help give him a little "texture." I think he came out nicely! The wood grain looks a little like fur, right? 

Of course, I colored his nose and other parts with Real Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry markers.

If you like this project, you can order all the supplies to make it yourself! And, if you order the Wood Textures paper, remember that it is part of the Designer Series Paper Sale (Buy 3, Get 1 Free!)

Plus, you only have today and tomorrow to take advantage of the sale on select items for World Card Making Day!

And, if you order $40 or more and use the October Hostess Code (HDWE4BR6), you will receive a hand-made gift from me. THANK YOU!

For easy reference, here are all the products used for today's project: 

Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
[100052]
$3.50
Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
[131901]
$3.50
Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker
Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker
[100080]
$3.50
Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker
Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker
[120973]
$3.50
As always, thank you so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it.

Until next time, stay crafty!

Alison

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Around the World Note Cards

If you'd like some inspiration for using some of the amazing Designer Series Paper that is Buy 3 get one FREE for the month of October, here is an idea for the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper.

These little note cards (or tags!) are quick and simple. I simply cut out the images in the DSP and popped them with dimensionals. 




These are 3x3, so they fit with the little envelopes in the Holiday Catalog, and they fit perfectly in the mini pizza boxes!!


Here are the supplies I used for this project.

I took a picture of one sheet of the DSP. Look at all these fantastic sayings from "Around the World!"


I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration. Keep in mind the "World Card Making Day" sale on special items, too!

And if you use the October Hostess Code and order $40 or more, I will send you a handmade "Thank You!"

Until next time, stay crafty!

Alison

Monday, October 2, 2017

SALE items for World Card Making Day!


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For 10 days, Stampin' Up! is offering some of its products at a discount to encourage people to celebrate the art of making and sharing cards with loved ones.

Who doesn't love to get a hand-made card in the mail?

And it's not just stamps (which are fabulous!). This is the perfect time to stock up on adhesive and envelopes! 

YES, ENVELOPES!!

If you haven't yet invested in Stampin' Up!'s quality envelopes, you should try them. They are made of the same high-quality paper as you would expect from all Stampin' Up! products. 

Plus, the product coordination can't be beat! The Very Vanilla envelopes are a perfect match to the Very Vanilla cardstock.

Please check out the list of items on sale and remember that if you use the October Hostess Code and purchase at least $40 of merchandise, I will send you a special "Thank You" gift. 

P.S. The items below are on sale, though the sale prices aren't listed. Sorry about that, but click on the image and you will be taken to the sale price.

Thank you for shopping with me!


Product List
Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Brightly Lit Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Graceful Garden Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$27.00
Graceful Garden Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$19.00
Just Add Text Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$25.00
Just Add Text Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$18.00
Lots Of Love Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$27.00
Lots Of Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$19.00
Merry Mistletoe Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$27.00
Merry Mistletoe Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$19.00
Oh So Eclectic Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$31.00
Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$23.00
Pieces & Patterns Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$27.00
Pieces & Patterns Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$19.00
Wood Words Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$30.00
Wood Words Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$22.00
Medium Very Vanilla Envelopes
$6.50
Medium Whisper White Envelopes
$6.50
Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
$7.50
Fast Fuse Adhesive
$10.00