Tuesday, August 12, 2014

July Stamp Club: Choose Happiness Box

During Salabration, SU! had a live stream video where they demoed this box.  It's a box made out of 2 sheets of DSP.  If you a demonstrator reading this, a video for this has been posted on Stampin' Connection under "Events."  Stampin' Connection is an online community only for demos--being a demo does have its perks!  

To create the box you will need two sheets of DSP.

For the Lid:
One sheet of 12 x 12 DSP, score 2" on ALL FOUR SIDES

For the Bottom:
One sheet of DSP, cut to 11 7/8 x 11 7/8
This piece will also be scored at 2" on ALL FOUR SIDES

For the Liner:
Cut a piece of cardstock at 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 (no scoring necessary, ha!)

After you're done cutting and scoring, you will need to cut slits on two opposite ends of your DSP.  DO NOT CUT YOUR CORNERS OFF, OR YOU WILL NOT HAVE A BOX!

Adhere your corners to make box shape.  Add a cardstock liner for added stability. 

Stamps used:  Choose Happiness
Supplies:  Lullaby DSP
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Whisper White Baker's Twine
Whisper White CS
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe

Happy Stamping!  Until next time, Maria

Monday, July 28, 2014

July Paper Pumpkin: Wish Big

July's Paper Pumpkin kit is called Wish Big, and it's super cute!!!  It comes with BOTH CARDS AND BOXES!!!  

I changed these two up a little bit....

I got a sneak peak of next month's kit--it's also super cute!!!  Don't miss out!  Sign up no later than the 10th of the month here.  It costs 19.95/month and includes the shipping and handling.  The project is designed for you.  Everything is cut and scored.  It includes the stamps and the ink.  After the supplies are used up, you still have the ink spots and stamps to use over and over again.  The stamps are exclusive to Paper Pumpkin. And, once your are a Paper Pumpkin customer, you are eligible to purchase past kits or past refill kits.  
Bye for now, Maria

Saturday, July 12, 2014

July Stamp Club & June Paper Pumpkin

I loved this month's paper pumpkin kit so much, I decided it would make a great club project.  July's kit is called Pinwheel Party.  The kit came with enough supplies to make 24 Pinwheels.  The only thing I wish about this kit is that it was the kit for May.  Then, I could have used it FOR Memorial Day AND July 4th AND Labor Day.  Paper Pumpkin is available as an auto delivery monthly, or you can purchase individually at any SU! event.  You can go here to sign up You can go here to sign up.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

June Stamp Club: Treat Pouch

In April, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever Catalog Premier.  And, even better than attending the first ever Catalog Premier Event by Stampin' Up! was attending with my downline--I love them!!!  THEY ROCK!!!!  This month's project is a little goodie holder that was demoed at the event.

Using a piece of DSP 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, score at 1", 1 1/2", 2", 4", 4 1/2" and 5".  If you use the DSP paper stacks, the DSP is already 4 1/2 x 6 1/2--no cutting necessary!!!  Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack used here. 

Tip for scoring:  score your bottom score on the edge that has the Stampin' Up! copyright sign so you won't see it on your completed pouch.  

Cut off part of the bottom to make your tab.  Glue together.  If you glue the flap on the outside of the pouch it will look like those old-timey coin envelopes.  

Create a tag and attach with clothespin to keep pouch closed.

Starburst and Banners Framelits along with the 1 3/8" circle punch are used on the tag.

Stamp set:  Work of Art
Other Supplies used:  
Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey Cardstock and Ink
Whisper White Cardstock
Lost Lagoon 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon and Linen Thread
Mini Metallic Clothespins

Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May Stamp Club: Altered Notebooks

It's that time of year again for making notebooks with all the retiring DSP.  I never get tired of making these!

This version we've added a long tag using the Tag Topper Punch, and then wrapped the ribbon around towards the inside of the notebook.  For a finished look, add the inside piece of DSP after adding your ribbon. 

For all the measurements etc, here's the original post.  My cousin just went to a women's retreat, and made personalized journals for all the ladies that were going from her church.  To personalize them, she added a tag punch out, and simply hand wrote their names on the tag.  Everyone loved them.  Here's a few of the ones she made!

Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Friday, April 25, 2014

Love My Job--I get paid to stamp all day!!!

I really do love my job as a SU! Demonstrator, but I really don't stamp all day--one can dream, though!!! One perk as a demonstrator is we can earn FREE stamps!!!  And, that includes during Salabration!  As demonstrators, we can earn free stamps for our sales and recruiting efforts.  And,   I was eligible for some extra freebies for promoting to "manager" from my upline this spring.  What an exciting box I received!!!!!

The set with the bird is called Choose Happiness.  It has been my go to stamp set since getting it--very versatile!!!  

How about you?  Would you like a discount on ALL your rubber stamping and paper crafting purchases all the time?  No need to wait for a sale or a coupon!!!  I would love to have you on my team!  Join the fun here.  Happy Creating!  Bye for now, Maria

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Paper Pumpkin: Framed Love

I love May's Paper Pumpkin kit!!!  It's this really cute framed heart!  It would be perfect as a Mother's Day gift since it comes with a "happy mother's day" stamp.  I'm not doing that since my Mom is a Paper Pumpkin subscriber herself.

Here's what comes in the box...lots of extras this month.  More than I used since I'm keeping the frame for myself.  The kit comes with a sleeve you slide the frame in in case you WANT to give it as a gift.  There's also some ribbon and tags to decorate the sleeve!  But, its okay if you want to keep it for yourself!  

Stamp a few times--the clear block and photopolymer stamp make it really easy!
The Photopolymer stamp will even allow you see when the ink transfers to the cardstock!  

SU! has thought of everything for this kit...look how tiny the dimensionals are? 
Perfectly sized to fit on the heart cut out!

Still not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  What are you waiting for?  For $20, you can have a creative escape that not only comes to your door, but is designed, pre-cut, and pre-scored for you!  It comes with all the supplies, stamps and ink--you provide the scissors and adhesive.  All you have to do is sit and put it together!!  Sign up here  

Until next month, Maria