Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My first Stampin' Up party

I taught my first Stampin' Up party at my Sister-n-Law's! It was a successful party and loads of fun!  This is what we made.

I made homemade biscotti (YUM) and made these cute boxes to put them in. We also made cards to match:)

So now on to today's tutorial. I don't have a step by step, but I have pictures of the finished product.

This is a candy box that just happened to fit 3 Ghiradelli chocolates perfectly, but it can fit any candy.

The box closed.

The completed box. 

Ok so now onto the details. I used a 4" x7" peice of cardstock
On the short end score the box at 1" and 3"
On the long side score the box at 1, 3, 4 and 6"
Go to this link for more direction on how to cut the box. Then decorate as you desire:) 
It is a pretty easy and fun box to do. You can get two boxes from one 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of cardstock. 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Amazing Blog Hop!!

Here is a list of really neat blogs for you to check out! Pull up a chair and a cup O' Joe:)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Easel Card

Ok, so here we have a easel card. I LOVE making this card. Very easy and something a little different than your everyday card. 
So here are the instructions for the card, the designing is up to you!! Have fun with it!
1-8 1/2 by 4 1/4 peice of cardstock
1- 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 peice of cardstock

Score the 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 peice of cardstock on the 8 1/2 side 
score at 4 1/4 and 6 3/8

Fold the cardstock in half at the 4 1/4 mark

Now fold at the 6 3/8 mark folding in the opposite direction, so the card looks like a z shape

The part that you folded over now flip toward you so it looks like this

Now take the 4 1/4 by 4 1/4  and tape it to the fold like below

That is it! Pretty easy huh! Enjoy:) Here are a few that I have made. 

You will need something to "hold" the easel part up, like a sentiment on a pop or brads like I used here. 

Let me know what you think!! 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A little recipe box

I made this little box with some recipe cards. I often have people ask for a recipe and 
I just jot it down on a sheet of paper. So, I thought I would put together this little box. Now 
when someone wants some of my recipes, they will get this little gift package. What do you think?




Drop me a line and let me know your thoughts! Don't forget to order your Stampin' Up colors that you love before they are gone!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Big Stampin' Up News!!!!!

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There is a color renovation coming to Stampin' Up!!!! There are now going to be new color families:) How exciting!! Some of our favorite "in colors" are now part of the families!! I am SO excited!! Click on the sample for a larger view.

The new Colour Collections are: Brights, Neutrals, Regals and Subtles.  There will be 40 core colours (rather than our current 48 + neutrals).  This is GREAT news as it means we will have more accessories and "things" to match these colours!  Can't wait!  From these 40 colours, we are getting 5 brand new colours (Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso) AND they are bringing back 10 of the retired In Colours, how fun is that! (Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi).  Click on the photo to see a larger version of the new colour palette. 

The current colours we will say a fond farewell to are: Glorious Green, Green Galore, Gable Green, Yo Yo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Brilliant Blue, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Taken with Teal, Handsome Hunter, Pale Plum, Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Basic Brown and Going Gray.  

Crumb Cake is a "new" colour, but really it's Kraft IN AN INK PAD!!!! Anyone who knows me knows this is my FAVORITE color!! They will not only have the ink pad, but the marker as well! How exciting!! 

If you have favorite colors that you want to stock up on that are being retired, please just click on the 60% off button and it will take you right to my Stampin' Up page. Don't forget your re-inkers!! 
I have to tell you, at first I was freakin' out about the color change, but when I really think about the colors that are retiring, I don't think I will miss them terribly. I am excited for the renovation!!

Criss Cross Box

Good morning!! I have officially become a Stampin' Up demonstrator!! Please consider me when you make your next Stampin' Up purchase, or if you want to host a party, just drop me a email and I will help you. Having a party is so fun and a great way to visit with some friends and be productive. I am trying to figure out a date for my first class. It will be at my home here in Randolph I am so excited!!

Ok, so today I have made a criss cross box. This box was created by Nicole Heady. Thank you Nicole! Here is the recipe:
1-8 1/2 by 11 sheet of Stampin' Up Card stock ( I used Razzel Berry)
1-8 1/2  by 2 1/2 piece Stampin' Up Card stock ( I used Old Olive)
1 8 1/2 by 1 1/2 piece of Stampin' Up Card stock ( I used Crushed Curry)
Stampin' Up Stamp sets ( I used Herb Expressions and Eastern Blooms)
Razzelberry Ink
Stampin' Up tag punch
Stampin' Up scallop punch
So now take the Razzelberry cardstock and follow this pattern


After the cardstock has been scored, it will look like this. There will be the taller box on the top and the shorter one on the bottom.

On the top right corner draw a line from one corner to the other corner like so
Cut along this line

The cardstock should look like this.

Now you will cut along the bottom edges ( refrence the pattern if it is confusing. The red lines are the lines you cut)

Now you should be at this point

I then take and turn over the pattern and prepare for stamping. I wanted to stamp the box using the same color ink as paper (this is why I LOVE stampin' up, color cordination!!)

I stamp on a piece of junk paper so I can get the edges without staining my table with ink.

Now using a bone folder, fold on all of the lines. 

It should look similar to this

Now you will begin taping. It is hard to show exactly where to tape, but I hope you get the idea. The box kind of folds itself.

This is after the tabs have been taped down.

Close up the sides

Now the sides. Be sure not to tape to high up on the corner. 

Repeat with the other side

The box is done! Now onto a band to go around the project. 

This is the 8 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch paper. I used the scallop edge and scalloped both sides. 

Center the paper on the box and using your fingers fold the paper around the box. I find this works better with bands as opposed to scoring the paper. It seems to fit better. 

Now take the old olive card stock and use the bone folder and follow the creased lines. You are just creasing it.

It should look like this

Now take the Curry cardstock and distress the edges using Razzelberry ink.

Using a Stampin' Up sponge, dab the sponge on the ink pad

Now hold the paper with one hand and with the other hand holding the sponge, scrap the ink along the bottom edges of the paper

Now do the same to the Old olive cardstock. Then tape the Curry paper to the Old olive paper. Just line it up so it is centered

This is hard to see, but if you flip the old olive over, you will see where you currently used the bonefolder. just recrease on the same lines this will bend the curry cardstock in the exact same place

I do it this way so I can find the exact center. This will let me know where to place my stamps.

I am using the glitter pen and just filling in the centers to add a little dimension

Now taper the old olive cardstock to the box

I then punched a tag and stamped it. This will go over my goodies to make it easier to pull out of the box.

And there you have it!  A cute Criss cross box!! Thank you Nicole Heady for the pattern!