Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Love You Bunch special

Well Christmas is over and Valentine's Day is coming. Don't miss out on the new "Love You Much" Bundle special that is going on now. You receive a cute new stamp set, new Designer Series Paper and a new heart punch. All of this ($ 51.85 value) for $ 41.48.

I already have my set and love it!!! I'll be making some things with it to show you soon.

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Day After Christmas

Well, Santa has come and gone for another year. I hope that everyone got exactly what they wanted on their Christmas list. If you didn't ----- call me - maybe I can help (at least with the stamp stuff). We had a wonderful Christmas. I must say that Santa was better than any of us deserved. Having all the family together is a wonderful thing.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Star Gift Bag

I thought you might enjoy this cute little gift bag. This is just a plain small gift bag that you can find just about anywhere. I think I got this one at Hobby Lobby. I cut a piece of designer paper to fit the front of the gift bag and then made a star to go on it. No the star really isn't that hard to do. All you need is either a patterned paper of your choice or vellum, a coordinating solid color cardstock and both sizes of the SU tag punches. I'm sorry that I don't have step-by-step pictures for you. I'll try to do those pictures this weekend and edit the post.

First punch out 16 small tag punches from a piece of cardstock that you want to use for the "outline". Set aside the punched out piece to use elsewhere.

Next center the punched opening in the "window" of the large tag punch and punch out 16 large tag "frames"

Take 4 of the frames and form a cross on the other colored cardstock (or designer paper or vellum) and glue it down using the 2-way glue pen.

Take 4 more frames and offset them in the corners of the cross. Glue these down too.

Now cut out the "square" of each of the tags. This will leave the point of the stars. This is the tricky part, but if you just look for the point of the stars you'll be able to figure it out.

Repeat the steps above to make a second star.

Mount one star offset on top of the other using Stamping Dimensionals.

You can punch a 1 3/8" circle punch to embellish the center of the star. You could also use any other type of embellishment that you wish for the center.

Now you can finish your bag by mounting it on the designer paper.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gold Christmas Card

Here's an elegant card that I really love. It uses the brushed gold and the very vanilla cardstock. The ink on the gold cardstock is metallic gold. The image of Mary, Joseph & Jesus and the sentiment are embossed with gold embossing powder. The star is cut from the brushed gold cardstock and embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder. The focal image is the "Holy Triptych" located on page 43 of the Fall/Winter SU catalog. The swirl in the background is from "Baroque Motifs" on page 120 of the F/W Catalog. The sentiment has been retired, but this would also look very nice with a simple greeting, such as the "Season's Greetings" in the "Many Merry Messages" stamp set on page 139 of the F/W Catalog. The corners of the focal image where made with the ticket punch.

I hope you enjoy this card.