Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Birthday Sunflowers

Happy Birthday!!!

I can't remember where I saw this idea to make sunflowers out of the scallop circle punches, but it was so great that I just couldn't wait to try it out!
To Make the sunflowers, just punch out your scallop circles and then trim the petals apart.  I also rounded them a little so they would fold forward to look more sunflowery. Add your textured middles and you're done! I'm thinking it would be pretty difficult to make a card with these flowers on it that wasn't adorable!

I used:
* On Your Birthday Stamp Set
* Early Espresso and Old Olive Markers
* Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Old Olive and Whisper White Card Stock
* 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle and Extra Large Scallop Circle Punches
* Polka Dots Impressions Folder
* Hemp Twine

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gratitude Card

I just adore this beautiful stamp set! Everything I make with it turns out lovely! Normally I would think that is because I am such a great stamper, but I actually think its because this stamp set is just so easy to use!
To make this card I did a could of cool things:
* For the medallion on the front, I used markers to ink the stamp and then hand trimmed it and finished it with an awesomely cool antique brad.
* For the funky square shape behind the medallion, I used the top note die...twice. After running it through my Big Shot like normal, I rotated it 90 degrees and then ran it through again and voila! A cool new shape!
Click here to see where I got the idea to make this card!

I used:
* Day of Gratitude Stamp Set
* Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso ink
* Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive markers
* Autumn Spice D.S.P.
* Antique Brads
* Top Note Bigz Die

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall Mini Lunch Sacks

I REALLY love these little lunch sacks!

At first I thought they were just going to be like regular lunch sacks you buy at the grocery store, but they are WAY better! Yes, they are scalloped, but they are also TINY and they come with a little liner in the bottom to help them keep their shape. I LOVE them!!!

You know what else I love? That I wrote this post days ago and scheduled it to post automatically. How cool is that??? Almost as cool as the fact that when the posts, I'll be in Disneyland. Woot!!!!

Normally I don't post "club" projects til after club, but I'm cheating this month and here it is.  I hope everyone loves it, but if you don't, just don't tell me, ok?

I used:
* Day of Gratitude and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
* Cajun Craze and Early Espresso Ink
* Early Espresso and More Mustard markers
* More Mustard, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla Card Stock
* Autumn Spice D.S.P.
* 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle punches, Scallop Circle Punch, and Scallop Edge Punch
* Crop-o-dile
* Mini Lunch Sacks
* Hemp Twine and Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Bakery!

It was my good friend's birthday on Monday and here is what I made for her.

Yay! Happy B-day Cali!

I stamped the images with my black Stayz On pad (I like that pad a lot) and then colored it in with some Stampin' Markers, which was really quick and very fun!
You can't really see it, but I added some pearlized accent to the little bits that I colored Real Red.
Are you loving the Mini Lunch Sacks as much as I am?

I Used:
* Birthday Bakery (Hostess Level 1) stamp set
* Black Stayz on ink
* Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Soft Suede Markers
* Mini Lunch Sacks
* Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Soft Suede card stock
* Certainly Celery Designer Paper
* Hemp Twine
* White Library Clip (retired, Sorry!)
* Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Autumn Card Box

Let me start this post by apologizing for not posting anything for the last week or so like I said I would. I took a bunch of pictures, they were all fuzzy, my daughter got pink eye and then I got a cold. Also, I've been avoiding it.

Are you going somewhere for Thanksgiving? I bet your hostess would love this!!! 

I'll be selling this box with 6 coordinating cards and envelopes for $12.00. They should be ready around mid October.
Did I mention I designed the box myself? I know, I'm a genius.
(Click here for the tutorial!)

The box contains 2 each of the following three card designs.

Each card has a cute inside liner with a matching leaf or flower stamp and a "Thank you" greeting.

If you'd like to reserve a card box, just leave a comment or send me an email at


Monday, September 13, 2010

Wicked Cool

Welp, this wraps up my Halloween posts. I hope to post all of my fall/Thanksgiving stuff this week so next week, I'll be moving on to Christmas! Is everyone else as excited as I am????

This is the card we made at club last week featuring the Wicked Cool stamp set, which I love.
One thing I've notice this Halloween, is that it's all about the bling. From glitter to shimmer paint to rhinestones, I hardly see any Halloween projects that don't have a bit of the old sparkle and this card is no exception!
For marital reasons, I try to limit my glitter use to Christmas only, so it shows how dedicated I am to my club ladies that I risked jeopardizing my 9 year marriage for them. And you know what? I'm not sure my glitter hating husband even noticed!!!

This card is a 4 1/4" square. It's a size I make pretty often because it gives a different look from the regular A2 card, but still fits in an A2 envelope. Win win!
Here's the inside.
I used:
*Wicked Cool stamp set
* Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock
* Black Stayz on ink
* Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight markers
* Rich Razzleberry 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
* Basic Rhinestones
* Scallop Square punch
* Liquid glue and Dazzling Diamonds

Friday, September 10, 2010

Little Witch!!!

I can't even really explain why I like this little witch so much, but from the moment I saw her, I was in love!!!

I made the little bag first, then I thought I should make a coordinating card, and then I made the little box for club. I probably had way too much fun with this project. Oh well!
Here is the little box we made at club. The pattern I used is a 2, 5, 7, 10 box that I slightly modified.

After following the tutorial, you might see how you could make the box without the flap, or a little bit shorter than specified, which is what I did. I actually made two of these little boxes from one sheet of card stock. What I did was:
- score my card stock at 2, 5, 7, and 10 inches (just like the tutorial),
- cut it in half lenghtwise at 4 1/4" (not like the tutorial)
- score that side at 2"
At this point I follow the rest of the instructions for cutting the flaps and completing but it turns out to be a lot easier than that whole flap nonsense!
If you have questions, email me or leave a comment. I'm happy to help!
And then it just needs decorated however you like. I love making this box because it only takes a half a sheet of cardstock and you don't need anything fancy to make it. Just a cutting blade and scoring tool. Yay!

Inside the box I used a:
*Medium size cello bag from Stampin' Up! that I stuffed full of taffy. Yum!
(Sorry club ladies!!!)

Here is the matching card I made.

And then last bu not least, the sweet little baggie I made using a Mini Lunch Sack. Love these!
For the words on the bottom I used:
*Word window Punch and Modern Label Punch

For all of the Projects I used:
* Greeting Card Kids (witch), Wicked Cool (bats) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (words) stamp sets
* Black Stayz On and Pumpkin Pie Classic ink
* Crumb Cake (color formerly known as Kraft), Whisper White, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie card stocks
* Stampin' Pastels and Blender pens
* Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta ribbon
* Circle Scissors plus (to cut the circles)
* Perfect Polka Dot and Square Lattice impressions folders

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Halloween Party (Part 2)

So after sleeping (a little) I feel much more able to post all of this!

For this whole post I used:
* Wicked Cool and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp set
* Basic Black and Whisper White, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry
* Black Stayz On ink
* Frost White Shimmer Paint
* Spider Web Impressions Folder

When I used other supplies I'll post them below the pictures.

I took this candy bowl to club last night so the ladies could all take a treat. I hope they liked them!
Here's what was in the bowl:

York Peppermint Patties
I used:
* Lots of Tags sizzlits dies
*Wide Oval Punch
*Black Satin Ribbon

I used:
* Lots of Tags sizzlits dies
* Rich Razzleberry 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
* Linen thread

I used:
* Word Window and Modern Label Punch
* Black Satin Ribbon

Here is the card I made with the Web folder. I LOVE it. And I love the antique brads!
There is another of this same card below without the shimmer paint.
I used:
* Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
* Antique Brads (LOVE!!!)
* Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black markers

Same card but without the shimmer paint on it. I think its still super cute, but I like the web with the shimmer paint better. You?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Halloween Party! (Part 1)

I know I haven't been posting much lately but I assure you, it's not because I have not been stamping! I've been going a little crazy in the Halloween department, and over the next week, you should see what I mean!
Today's post is the first half of the Halloween Party stuff I've made. I'm not actually having a party, but if I was, I would totally use all this stuff!
It's times like these that I'm glad I have a bright green table.

Here's a bottle of Jones Soda, decorated to look like witches brew. I love it!
I used a strip of 8 1/2" x 3 1/2" card stock (that I textured with the spider web folder) to cover the label and then just added ribbon and a tag. Very simple.

Close up of the tag.

My wall is shockingly boring. Sorry.
This was so easy to make! I just went to a craft store and picked up this inexpensive frame, took the backing out and adhered the decor element to the glass. I added some ribbon for extra fun, but it's not necessary.

Here it is on my green table again. Ah, life is so much better in color isn't it?

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post where I'll list all the supplies I used to make these fun projects!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Happy Fall!!!

Today is very exciting for a few reasons:

#1) Today, September 2nd, is my Mother in Law's Birthday.
Happy Birthday Grandma Decker!!!

#2) The Holiday Mini Catalog is now live.
(Click on the link on the right hand side of the page. TONS of good stuff!!!)

#3) Because the Holiday Mini us now live, I can start stamping holiday (Christmas) stuff like the crazy person that I am. WOOT!!!
Here is the card and bookmark I made for my MIL.
I don't normally love fall colors all that much, but this set and matching paper was just too pretty to pass up.
I LOVE it!
I can't wait to use it more.

I sort of copied this card from the one on page 12 of the mini catalog, except I made mine into a birthday card instead. I love it when a set can be used for more than one thing.

One of the things my Mother in Law and I share is a love of books, so I figured she could used a nice bookmark. Can't we all?
The other reason I made a bookmark, is because this designer paper is actually textured card stock and it's so heavy that you can make a sturdy bookmark from one layer of it. And because it is double sided, both sides of the bookmark are pretty. Whenever I buy any of Stampin' Up!'s designer card stock, I just can't help but make bookmarks out of it!

Tip: When making bookmarks, make sure to use minimal layers and embellishments on any section that will be placed between pages of a book!

I used:
*Day of Gratitude stamp set (and a retired set for the Happy Birthday sentiment. Sorry!)
* Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Paper
* Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla Card Stock
* Early Espresso and More Mustard Inks
* Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Old Olive Markers
* Old Olive 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain and Linen Thread
* Antique Brads, Jumbo Eyelets
* 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Crop-o-Dile, Piercing Tool