Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card

Oh my goodness what a color challenge card!  Here’s my Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card featuring Pacific Point, Real Red, and Wisteria Wonder!  Not colors that easily go together, but the point of a color challenge is to stretch outside our comfort zone in cardmaking and crafting!

I happen to love shaker cards, and for this one I simply created my own confetti by snipping 1/8″ width pieces of cardstock.  It worked perfectly, and for a bit of sparkle I added a little dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter! 

Start with an A2 size cardbase cut at 11″ x 4.25″, score and fold in half at 5.5″.  The next Wisteria Wonder layer is cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  The two white top layers are cut at 5.25″ x 4″ ( the shaker is sandwiched between).  I did fussy cut the and pop up the words and other stamps.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

Here is my Picture Perfect Birthday Shaker Card Video tutorial:

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Stampin’ Up! Christmas Acetate Gift Box

Stampin' Up! Christmas Acetate Gift Box

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Acetate Gift Box

I am thrilled that the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Acetate Gift Box in the 2017 Holiday catalog is carrying over!  Yay! Happy dance!  In this post I show how I dressed up this crazy great box for Christmas.  However, of course it is great for year round!  Just think of all the cards we make, and give as gifts!

With the really high prices for a store bought card ever increasing giving the gift of a set of beautiful handmade cards that someone can actually USE in the future is truly appreciated!  It’s a win-win!   Showcase them than in a beautifully decorated acetate box created just for this reason, could be better?

I love that the box is see through, so you can highlight the beauty within…lol… or create a show stopping cover for the case, it’s up to you!   To create this simple share cut a length of Merry Music Specialty designer series paper 2″ wide.  Next, stamp your sentiment in Momento ink on a half inch whisper white card stock paper strip.  Then layer that onto a half inch strip of glitter paper.  Make sure to flag the ends of both.  Cut the beautiful metallic snowflake into quarters and layer that with a length of black sequin trim and one of the lovely mini gift bows from the 2017 Holiday mini catalog. Voila!

And here is the simple video tutorial I created:

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Creative Cat Crew Fall Fun

Stampin' Up! Creative Cat Crew Fall Fun

Stampin’ Up! Creative Cat Crew Fall Fun with a little home decor!  I have wanted to make our monthly team meetings more of a fun party, so with that in mind beginning this month we switched to an evening meeting and are adding some things each month to make our gatherings both super fun and productive!

The picture above is a few of these cute little fall tea light votive’s I made for each member of our creative cat crew.  I used the Painted Autumn DSP and the Jute Twine from the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Love the rustic simplicity of these little lights!  

We had a yummy time with a fall themed decor and snacks…  Not to mention some amazing swaps this month!  Nice job ladies, I always love to see what your creative minds can do!  

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  • If you want to be a part of the team that learns together, stamps together and has fun, this is the team!
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Love these Stampin Up Pizza boxes!

Love these Stampin Up Pizza boxes!

I just love these Stampin Up Pizza boxes!  Simply pair them with the 3×3 envelopes and note cards for a super cute and easy gift!

Everything can be found in the Holiday mini catalog!  The exceptions are the basic cardstock in Whisper White and Old Olive.   Also, the inks Old Olive and Memento Black, which is in the yearly big catty.

The suite of products I used was Ready for Christmas in the 2017 Holiday catalog.  Stamp the tree in Old Olive ink full strength, then move down and to right to stamp off some color.  Now stamp this for each of the envelopes and the front of one notecard ( which I cut at 5.5″ x 2.75″ then score and fold at 2.75″)  Finally, the 2 sprigs of greenery are from the coordinating die cut set!

The designer series paper is from the Merry Little Christmas suite of products.  As well as the 7/8″ Black and white striped ribbon.  Yes we did cut the edges off on the notecard!  

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This was one of the projects from our Christmas Stamp Event and everyone loved it!  I loved hearing all the ladies making plans for what they were going to do with the pizza boxes they were going to purchase!  Can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

Stampin’ Up! Wood Words Crate Treat Holder

Stampin’ Up! Wood Words Crate Treat Holder

Stampin' Up! Wood Words Crate Treat Holder

Stampin’ Up! Wood Words Crate Treat Holder, simple and cute!  Great for year round decorating and gifting using the Wood Words bundle!

I love how the color challenges inspire me to think “outside the box” leading to creating “grass” from the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  This crate is very straight forward, I just cut a second panel for the backing.  I wanted to do this so I would have a place to hang my text and cute little chicken.

For the chicken I cut one in Real Red cardstock and stamped another in Daffodil Delight.  I use the framelits to cut out the images.  And then I used the black Stampin’ Write marker to add an eye, and a Red one for the beak.  Love!

And here is the video tutorial:

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Stampin’Up! Coffee Cafe Mini treat bag video tutorial

Stampin’Up! Coffee Cafe Mini treat bag video tutorial

Stampin'Up! Coffee Cafe Mini treat bag video tutorial

I made this Stampin’Up! Coffee Cafe Mini treat bag video tutorial for my 3D swap for Thailand with Stampin’Up!  What an amazing experience! Be sure to check out my CreatingForGrace demo FB page for some photos I shared.

I started with the mini treat framelit bag cut in Early Espresso paper and assembled using the Tear & Tape adhesive.  This is stronger and holds together 3D items very well.  The white cardstock is cut at 2″ x 4″ and stamped using the Timeless Texture stamp set.

Next stamp the cup and lid and use the Coffee Cafe framelits to cut them out.  Add the green mini chevron ribbon and attach the stamped white cardstock.  Pop up the coffee cup with dimensionals and attach.  Use a glue dot and some linen thread to attach the corrugated elements tag.

And here is the video tutorial:

 

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