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

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

Saturday, April 12, 2014

April Stamp Club: Tag a Bag Book

For our April's Stamp Club project we made a baggie book, which is literally a few bags folded in half, layered, and tied together with some pretty ribbon.  These aren't just any ordinary lunch sacks or brown paper bags.  They are super cute and come pre-printed with a chevron pattern.  The catalog description says they are "food safe", and that the chevron pattern is an "ombre print"--not seeing the ombre--it just looks like it's been stamped with white paint or white craft ink.  These are actually called "tag a bag gift bags."  That's a long name!

To create a pocket, cut off the sealed end of your bags.    

We've added some sentiments, and left room to add a personal note.  The pocket would fit a gift card or small photograph.

Add some stamped images and punches.  You can stamp directly on the bag, but give it a few minutes to dry so you don't smear the ink.  

These little books would make a really cute mini scrapbook, or gift card holder.  

The Tag a Bag Gift Bags have been carried over from the 2013/2014 catalog into the 2014/2015 catalog.  Check back next month for another great project.  Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Stamps & Supplies used:
Peaceful Petals, Petite Petals Stamp Sets
Tag a Bag Gift Bags
Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit Ink and CS
Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple Ribbon
Whisper White CS
Petite Petals Punch

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Stamp Club: Watercolor Wonder Notecards

The Watercolor Wonder Notecards are already preprinted and prescored. They look like you spent hours and hours water coloring. The envelopes are included. You get 20 notecards for $12.95--that's just 65 cents for one notecard! I love anything that will help me create gorgeous cards with minimal effort. All I did was add a stamp and a few embellishments.  Here I added "hello" from the Four You stamp set. It is a set of four word stamps, hence the name.  In addition to the hello, it has birthday wishes, thank you, and thinking of you.  All good basic phrases for card making!  I also added two butterflies that were punched out, layered together, and embellished with a rhinestone. If you wanted to get a little fancier, you could always add some ribbon.  Happy Watercoloring (wink, wink)!!  Bye for now, Maria

Friday, March 7, 2014

Chalk Label

Framelits can be used for other things besides cardstock like this chalk label using the Labels Framelits Collection.  Add your chalk label to a jar with some ribbon for a great gift.  Of course, if I was giving this as a gift, I would add some candy or chocolate.  Bye for now, Maria