Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fat Free Cupcakes!

The trick is you can't eat them...................because they are made of paper!

These are so cute and what a fun gift to hand to someone (filled with a little something, of course) on their birthday or other special occasion.

Filling your cupcake with chocolates blows the fat free idea......but I couldn't resist.

Below is a photo of the supplies you will need to make the cupcake.

You will need the Big Shot machine (113439) with the Perfect Setting die (115961) for the cupcake wrap and the 3" circle die (122125) for the top. You will also need an extra large cupcake liner, button, Victoria crochet trim (118481), 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon (119775, Pretty in Pink), needle and thread, Modern Label punch (119849), Medium Window sheets (114323), glue gun and sticky strip tape (104294)

Using sticky strip tape assemble the cupcake wrap and place the liner inside.

Gather the ribbon and lace and adhere to the 3" circle with a glue gun. Finish off the center of the top with a cute button.

Using the Modern Label punch, punch one out of the window sheet. Fold in half. Apply a bit of sticky strip to either end and adhere inside the cupcake wrap with the fold sitting level with the liner. Then attach the cupcake top. See photo below.

Colors shown above are:

Peach Parfait card stock (119794) with Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon (115616)
Pink Pirouette card stock (111351) with Pretty in Pink striped ribbon(119775)

Certainly Celery card stock (105125) with Certainly Celery stiped ribbon (119771)

Hope you enjoyed these cute fat free cupcakes!

Happy Stampin'-


Shop online 24/7

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Snow and Easter Blossoms

Woke up to more lovely snow this beautiful Sunday morning! OK, yes, just 5 days ago I was wishing for Spring but that was when things were looking all brown and gloomy, but the snow covers that all up and lifts my sprits again!

I really love (yes, I say that about many stamp sets) the Easter Blossoms stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog!

This card was also inspired by my background on my blog.

The idea for the ribbon and the tag came from Kimberly at I love her work and she often inspires me.

Wasn't sure what sentiment to use on this card, it works with alot. I have a stamping friend who recently lost her mother and so this will be going to her. Wouldn't it be nice to never have to make a sympathy card?
In Revelation 21:4 it says "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Something to look forward to!

Have a lovely day-

Happy Stampin'-


Supplies used:

121905 (w) or 122057 (c) - Easter Blossoms stamp set
115370 - Teeny Tiny Wishes
117100 - Woodgrain background stamp
111352 - Baja Breeze card stock
120953 - Crumb Cake card stock
101650 - Very Vanilla card stock
117273 - Antique Brads
122331 - Baja Breeze 1/2" seam binding ribbon
104199 - Linen thread
104308 - Very Vanilla Craft ink
103008 - Not Quite Navy classic ink
105021 - White Gel Pen
119849 - Modern Label punch

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Explore your Creativity with Stampin' Up!

Hope you enjoyed the video and seeing all the great ideas you can create with Stampin' Up! products!

Happy Stampin'-


Shop online 24/7

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cherry Blossoms Card

Feeling a bit ready for some Spring time so changed the background on my blog with the cherry blossoms and just happen to have a card that works well with it.

The First Edition designer series paper (#121878) works great with the branch of blossoms from the Easter Blossoms stamp set (#121905 or #122057), both from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

I stamped the blossom branch with Early Espresso ink and then colored the blossoms with Stampin' Pastels (#120962). The bird and sentiment is from the Hostess level 1 set Silhouette Sentiments and are punched out with the Decorative Label Punch (#120907). The roses are from the Springtime Vintage paper (#121782), I cut them out from the patterned paper.

Of course, I can hardly make a card without using my Big Shot (#113439). I used the Square Lattice (#119976) and the Framed Tulips (#121809) embossing folders.

Think Spring!

Happy Stampin'-


other supplies used:
119686 - Early Espresso card stock
102544 - Rose Red card stock
117166 - Newsprint dsp
118764 - Vintage Trinkets
122330 - Pear Pizzazz seam binding ribbon
121884 - Rose Red seam binding ribbon

Monday, February 14, 2011

Artistic Etchings Valentines

What city comes to mind when you think romanic?

Paris, France!

These Valentines use images from the Artistic Etchings stamp set (#118517 clear or #120573 wood) and the En Francais background stamp (109521).

Happy Valentines Day!
other Supplies used:

111348 - Riding Hood Red card stock
101650 - Very Vanilla card stock
121045 - Basic Black card stock
117162 - Love Letter dsp
117166 - Newsprint dsp
121790 - Red Glimmer paper
118771 - Silver Foil smooch spritz
120907 - Decorative Label punch
117649 - Pinking Hearts Border punch
119854 - Scallop Circle punch
112580 - Clip Assortment
117285 - Basic Black 5/8" satin ribbon
117291 - Very Vanilla 5/8" satin ribbon
113468 - Scallop Circle die
121810 - Petal Cone die
113439 - Big Shot Die-Cutting machine

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Vintage Valentine

The above card is a poster child for needing to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig! (item #101049) If I had only used mine the words would have been straight! This is a must have and use item.

Both of these cards use the Vintage Springtime designer series paper (#121782) from the Occasions Mini Catalog.
Click on the Occasions Mini Catalog link in the side bar to check out this beautiful paper.
Happy Stampin'-

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Owl Valentine

How cute is this little guy? He is made with the two-step owl punch. I have played with this punch a bit but this is really the first card I have made using it. I think I was intimidated with all the little pieces but it comes together easily for a cute little owl!

Happy Stampin'-

Supplies used:
118074 Two-Step Owl punch
117191 Two-Step Bird punch
117179 Jewelry tag punch
117193 small Heart punch
118592 (clear) or 118091 (wood) Tiny Tags stamp set
118480 Chantilly lace trim
118764 Vintage Trinkets
121790 Red Glimmer Paper
117162 Love Letter dsp
102128 Chocolate Chip card stock
120953 Crumb Cake card stock
119976 Square Lattice embossing folder
113439 Big Shot Die-cutting machine

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cupcakes and Birthdays Class 2

Same class.......another day! I am offering another day for this class if you missed getting signed up for the first one.
Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30 pm
Cost is $10.00
RSVP and prepay by Feb. 16
Please bring double-sided adhesive and a paper cutter with cutting and scoring blades.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cupcakes and Birthdays Class

You don't want to miss this fun class! You will make a cute "cupcake" container with a box to put it in, a birthday card with a cake stand full of cupcakes, a fun and easy "spinner" birthday card, and a vintage inspired birthday gift tag.

Class Information:

Date: Friday, February 18
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: My Stampin' Studio
Cost: $10.00
RSVP and prepay by February 16
please bring your own double-sided adhesive and a paper cutter with cutting and scoring blades, all other materials provided.

Happy Stampin'-


Monday, February 7, 2011

Sale-A-Bration: Bliss Project

Hope you enjoy this video from Stampin' Up! This is my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mini Accordian Scrapbook

I saw a little accordian book like this on Stampin' Connection (a site for demonstrators only) and just had to make one.

To make this you need half a sheet of 12x12" paper (6x12"). Score on the long side at 3", 6", and 9". Score accross the paper at 2" to create the "pocket". For the inserts cut 2 of each from colored card stock - 3-1/4" x 2-3/4" and 3-3/4 x 2-3/4". From the white card stock cut 2 of each - 3" x 2-1/2" and 3-1/2" x 2-1/2". Layer together and embellish as you wish with stamps and sayings.

My friend Holly is having an open house at Crema Cafe today, February 5, 9:00 - 1:00, in Grangeville and is doing these as make-n-takes. Stop by and see her.

Happy Stampin'-


Supplies Used:

113620 Always
118571 clear or 117010 wood I (heart) Hearts
121780 Love Impressions dsp
121044 Basic Grey cardstock
100730 Whisper White cardstock
102482 Real Red cardstock
103133 Real Red classic ink
101179 Basic Black classic ink
109120 Basic Grey classic ink
102283 Versa Mark pad
109132 White emboss powder
100005 Heat Tool
117649 Pinking Heart border punch
119883 Full Heart punch

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

LOVE Banner

Have been meaning to make a banner with the Pennant die (had to have one just for that purpose) so I made one for Valentine's Day. It is hanging in my craft room in this photo but I will move it to my mantel for Valentines Day.
The bird image is from the Notable Ornate stamp set and the "happy valentines day" is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

The key image and the "amour" are from the Artistic Etchings stamp set. "Key to my Heart" is from the Your a Gem stamp set in the Occasions Mini catalog.

Happy Stampin'-
Supplies used:
113483 Pennant die
113464 Serif Essentials Alphabet die
117162 Love Letter dsp
121045 Basic Black card stock
108432 Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
119768 Real Red 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon
119881 Heart to Heart Extra-Large punch
121790 Red Glimmer Paper

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Another Petal Cone Box

I love making these little boxes and had to share just one more.

See tutorial in previous post for instructions on how to make this box. I used the Love Impressions designer series paper from the Occasions Mini catalog.

Happy Stampin'-


Supplies Used:
121780 Love Impressions dsp
121810 Petal Cone Die
121812 Fun Flowers Die
121044 Basic Grey card stock
109120 Basic Grey classic ink
117273 Antique Brads