Monday, August 14, 2017

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Promotion!

Stampin' Up! is currently offering 50% off your first months subscription to Paper Pumpkin. Aren't familiar with Paper Pumpkin? It is a monthly craft kit delivered right to your front door complete with instruction sheet and adorable paper crafting projects. 

Click on the You Tube Video below to find out more.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Coffee Cafe Mini Coffee Cups - FREE Template!

I am having so much fun with the NEW Coffee Cafe Stamp Set from 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. My project today would make the perfect gift for any coffee lover. 
  • I found these adorable 4 oz. mini coffee cups on-line at the Webstaurant Store. If you are interested in purchasing them click HERE. You can also purchase the lids HERE.  
  • I made a template for the cup cover and belly band - available for download HERE.
  • Once you have downloaded the template cut out the cover and belly band and trace onto Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. I used the large polka dot pattern for the cover and the woodgrain pattern for the belly band. Cut out pieces and adhere to coffee cup with Liquid Glue.
  • I stamped the Life Happens Coffee Helps sentiment by using the Garden Green and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers. Just color the images on the stamp set with the paintbrush end of the marker and then give it a big HUFF to add some moisture, then stamp onto Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Cut out the sentiment with big shot using the 3rd smallest Lots of Labels Framelits Die. Punch a hole in each end with the 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch.
  • Cut a 12" piece of Linen Thread. Thread through holes and tie around coffee cup and add a bow. I cheated a little by adding Stampin' Dimensionals to anchor the banner. 
  • Stamp heart image with Soft Sky Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and cut out tag from the Coffee Cups Framelits Die set. Tie onto linen thread. 
  • Stamp the coffee bean image from the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink and cut out using the coffee bean die from the Coffee Cups Framelits Die set. Adhere to the top of the cup using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Add a Sweet Treat!

I found some chocolate covered mocha coffee paste candies from my local confectionary. They are chewy and super delicious! They are nice alternative to the crunchy chocolate covered coffee bean. I put them in a 2 x 8 Cellophane Bag and just cut it down to fit in the cup and tied some Garden Green Twine that I had left over in my stash. 

I would love to hear what you are planning to put in your mini coffee cups. Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Carols of Christmas Pre-Order!

Carols of Christmas Products and Bundle available all month long!

You can order the Carols of Christmas bundle in August, before it’s release in the Holiday Catalog on Sept. 1st. The stamps and dies can be ordered individually or save 10% when you purchase the bundle. What a great way to get a head start on your holiday card making and paper craft gift items!

Carols of Christmas Gift Bag

This Carols of Christmas Stamp Set creates beautiful cards but can also be used for making cute holiday gift bags. This bag came together so quickly with all the products in the bundle and the Stamping' Up! Gift Bag Punch Board. Don't you just love that little deer! 


Add some BLING with the Wink of Stella Pen. It has quickly become one of my favorites in the the new Annual Catalog. Don't you think it adds just the perfect touch of glimmer to the snow kissed pine trees?  

Project Details

  • Using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock make a small gift bag using the Stampin' Up! Gift Bag Punch Board. ( Follow directions on the front of the punch board to create bag).
  • Cut a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of Early Espresso Cardstock and adhere a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of Garden Green Houndstooth from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper collection to the top.
  • Using the Big Shot and the Card Front Builder Thinlits dies cut out the trees using Garden Green Cardstock. Stamp the deer image from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink and cut out using deer die.
  • I stamped the Warm Heartfelt Greetings For A Very Merry Christmas sentiment from the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink and chose a banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelits that fit the sentiment perfectly. 
  • I cut the snow out of Whisper White Cardstock free hand and used the Wink of Stella pen to give it a sparkly snow effect. 
  • I adhered the snow with Liquid Glue and the rest of the embellishments with Stampin' Dimensionals onto the Garden Green Houndstooth paper. 
  • I used the Linen Thread bow for a little extra embellishment...super easy and adhered that to the banner with a glue dot. 
  • I used Liquid Glue to attach to the front of the bag. 

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Colorful Seasons Thinking of You

The Colorful Seasons stamp set from the NEW Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is such a versatile set that covers all seasons and is one you don't want to be without. This stamp set is a WINNER on its own but Stampin' UP! has really hit it out of the park with this sets coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. Isn't the Adirondack chair adorable? 

Oh....and that's not all. I was able to create this monochromatic look using the NEW Color Theory Suite that includes a 6 x 6 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack making color coordination a snap. Want to see more? Check out the Color Theory Video below for more details.

My Card Details
  • Start with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Score at 5 1/2. Use a bone folder to create a crisp fold mark. This will be your card base.
  • Cut paper measurements for card elements as listed below: (1 each unless noted otherwise)
    • Berry Burst Cardstock- 4 x 5 1/4, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 
    • Whisper White Cardstock - 2 1/4 x 5 , 2 3/4 x 4
    • Berry Burst Color Theory Designer Series Paper - 2 x 4 3/4
  • Cut a Whisper White circle using the 2 1/4 inch circle punch. Set aside
  • Adhere 2 x 4 3/4 Berry Burst Color Theory Designer Series Paper(DSP) to 2 1/4 x 5 piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Tie a piece of *3/8" Classic Weave Whisper White Ribbon around the bottom third of this piece and adhere to 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Berry Burst Cardstock.
  • Cut out chair from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies using the 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 piece of Berry Burst Cardstock. Adhere to 2 1/4" Whisper White Circle using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Stamp Thinking of you sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Berry Burst Ink onto the leftover piece from 2 1/4" Whisper White Circle piece. Cut out the sentiment using the Banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelits and attach to front of chair with Stampin' Dimensionals. Adhere this piece to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Attach card front to card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Embellish the right corners with Glitter Enamel Dots.
  • Cut a piece of left over paper from the Berry Burst Color Theory DSP and create a stunning envelope flap!
* I used some retired left over Whisper White Ribbon I had in my stash on this card but the 3/8" Classic Weave Whisper White Ribbon would work well.

Have a GREAT weekend!!!

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