Saturday, November 8, 2014

November Stamp Club: Ornamental Pine

Here's November's project.  I love the Ornamental Stamp Set.  It is so realistic and beautiful!  I'm married to a tree guy so it's natural that I would like it.  

For the card you need:
Ornamental Pine Stamp Set
Old Olive (textured used here), Whisper White Cardstock
Old Olive, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Gold Encore Ink
Big Shot with the Top Note
Stampin' Dimensionals

Not sure if you can tell, but the ornament is stamped one additional time on a separate piece of cardstock, cut out, and mounted on top of the original ornament on the Top Note with Stampin' Dimensionals.  And, the Baked Brown Sugar that was used for the pinecones are stamped on scratch paper first and then stamped on the Top Note so they fade into the pine needles.  

For our second project, we created a set of Love Notes.  Love Notes are 3 x 3 mini cards--great for gift enclosures, tags, or little notes you tuck inside lunch boxes of your loved ones.  

You will need:
Tag Talk Stamp Set
Old Olive (textured used here), Whisper White Cardstock
Old Olive Ink
Gold Metallic Baker's Twine
Label Bracket Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals 

Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Saturday, October 11, 2014

October Stamp Club: Seasonally Scattered

It's October, and the fall colors are at their peak here. The season of gratitude is almost here! Although, I think being grateful is something we should be every day.  This technique reminds me of applying ink directly to the rubber stamp with markers.  We made a take out box at convention with this tag.  I love the tag on the front of a card too!


1.   Make sure stamp is clean!!!!
2.   Place stamp rubber side up on table
3.   Ink up “thanks” with Crushed Curry ink pad
4.   Sponge daub Cajun Craze ink on the edges of the “thanks” over top of Crushed Curry
5.   Stamp on Very Vanilla cardstock
6.   Punch with Tag Topper Punch
7.   Thread ribbon through hole, add wooden leaf, and tie
8.   Embellish with Glimmer Paper punch outs
9.   Add to front of card as shown
10. Clean Stamp
 Stamps and Supplies:
  • Seasonally Scattered Stamp set (Holiday Catalog p. 43)
  • Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze Ink 
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock, Under the Tree Specialty DSP (Holiday Catalog p. 5), Kraft Cardstock, Glimmer Paper
  • Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Autumn Wooden Elements (Holiday Catalog p. 46)
  • Tag Topper Punch
I am grateful for so many things....God, my husband, family and friends...just to name a few.  Tell someone you're grateful for them!  Send a card to someone you're grateful for--do it today!!  With gratitude, Maria

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September Stamp Club: For All Things Bookmark

Isn't this little bookmark darling?!  When I saw this in Stampin' Success, the demo only bi-monthly magazine, I knew it had to be our project for stamp club!  The For All Things stamps have a "linen" look to them--instant texture and dimension with adding bulk.  

The leaf that dangles is die cut from Coaster Board, and then inked up with Rose Red and .  The Marina Mist base has been fussy cut with Paper Snips around the Very Vanilla cardstock that was die cut with Apothecary Accents   

For All Things Stamp Set
Rose Red, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, Soft Suede Ink Pads
Marina Mist, Very Vanilla Cardstock
Antique Brads
Linen Thread
Coaster Board (die cut leaf)
Apothecary Accents, Autumn Accents Big Shot Dies

Happy Fall!  Happy Stamping!  Bye for now, Maria

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August 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