Oct 29, 2010

Boxes,Bottles, and Bags

Here's a preview to my class Boxes,Bottles, and Bags!It is on a Wednesday night December 1st. The fee is 10.00 and we will be making 5 projects to help wrap up the holidays! E-mail me today to rsvp your seat! You will also get instructions for all the projects! I work a stamping event this weekend so I won't post again until Monday. Have a great Halloween!

Oct 28, 2010

Christmas Tags

Hi Everyone,
Here is the new post for Thursday. A quick project but how adorable! You will need:
Cardstock: Real Red, Baja Breeze, and White. Inks: Real Red and Baja Breeze, Basic Black. Stamp Sets:  Tags till Christmas(mini catalog), Delightful Decorations, and Welcome Christmas.Punches: scallop square,designer label,ornament 1" circle Candy Cane Christmas designer paper, Tope Note Die Cut white ribbon, and clear tinsel trim(mini catalog). This is a great class project because once again we use the big shot. Cut 2 Real Red, 2 Baja Breeze, and 4 White top note. 2 designer paper top note and cut them in half tape them down to the white cardstock. Stamp images on the white card stock with the designer paper taped in pleace. Then cut along the perferated edge. Add trim,  then tape down to the solid color top note. Stamp the to and from punch hole with your 1/8 hole punch add ribbon and tie together with a small scrap of clear tinsel. All supplies can be purchased at http://brendasplace.stampinup.net/ Thanks for stopping!

Oct 25, 2010

Goodie Bag, Yummy

Here's a quick way to wrap up all those yummy treats we give away at Christmas. I bought the meduim size Celebrate it bags from Michaels, and trimmed an 1 1/2 off the top. Cut my Real red 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 and a smaller size 4 1/2 x 1 3/4. I used the Holiday Designer paper Candy Cane Christmas I picked my favorites and cut the larger piece 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 and a contrasting piece 4 1/4 x 1 1/2. I taped each DP to the red cardstock. I cut a piece of white 4 1/2 x 1 and using my scallop trim punch punched the edge and tape it down to the back of the 4 1/2 x 1 3/4 red cardstock. Before taping everything down to the bag I cut 2 snowflakes using our bigz snowflake die #2 one in red and one in white. I taped both snowflakes together in the center and then taped the center of the snowflakes to the larger piece of cardstock. I laid the bag down to position so the bag would set without the flakes going past the bottom of the bag. I punched a hole with my 1/8 in hole punch through the flakes and cardstock then used a large rhinestone brad to add a little bling. I then taped the large piece down. Folded over the top of bag and using a bone gave it a firm crease. Then taped down the smaller group to the front of the bag. Keeping it folded over using the crop-a-dile a punched 2 holes to tie ribbin thru. I used organdy ribbon (we no longer carry) I would have used satin if I had it. I cut a piece of baja breeze 1 1/2 x 3 folded it in half and stamped my greeting from the stamp set Tags till Christmas. punched a hole and tied together. Note: I sometimes cut a piece of chipboard to line the bottom of the bag for support. It is in the Designer Pack of Paper. If you need any supplies you can find them at http://brendasplace.stampinup.net/. Thanks for stopping!

Oct 23, 2010

More than a game, its the holiday family time

Hi girls, well this is my 4th week of Christmas cheer and I would like to share something that brings back great memories of past Christmas's. Every Christmas Eve we would have lots of friends and family stop in and we always sat and played Bingo with the kids. When they would win they could pick a small gift under the tree. Everyone bought gifts under 10.00 and it was always the highlight of Christmas eve. Everyone got what they wanted, for me it was building a great tradition and for the kids it was getting a GIFT before Christmas morning. So naturally when stampin up came out with a BINGO card I was thrilled. I did however use lots of mini Christmas stamps I had laying around. I should have bought the JOLLY BINGO BITS because they are smaller and would have fit better (I now have it on order). I used the same colors I have been using, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla. I used the coordinating buttons but hey you can go thru old clothes and cut them off and put them in a small jar for markers. I punched each stamped item and mounted it to a 2x2 piece of cardstock. I bought a white rectangle tin from Michaels and decorated it with Jolly Holiday Paper. I am now having a Mom and Me class for this project. I just might laminate each card. Thanks for stopping.

Oct 22, 2010

Vintage Book

Here is my vintage book directions for this book can be purchased from my blog and delivered with in 24 hours, Full step-by-step instructions. You can alter the paper but if you want any of the supplies used they can be purchased from http://brendasplace.stampinup.net/. Thanks for stopping!


Oct 21, 2010

Gotta Love a Banner!

Hi everyone,

Banners are a great decorating tool that add a big WOW with little effort. Again using the Big shot, Scallop Square, Scallop Circle #2, Snowflake#2, and Serif Essentials die cuts. Jolly Holiday Designer paper, Crop-a-dile, and large eyelets in the corners. Seam binding in Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla for ribbons. Card stock was Very Vanilla for snowflakes and Chocolate Chip for letters. 2 large Basic pearls in the center of the snowflakes on the ends. Next Week I will be moving away from vintage and going more cutesy. Thanks for stopping all supplies can be ordered directly from me at http://brendasplace.stampinup.net/. P.S. Vintage Scrapbook will be up on Sunday.

Oct 18, 2010

Week 3 of 12 weeks of christmas cheer

Hi everyone,

Happy Monday. So this is a little favor box that is as cute as can be for a co-worker, table favor, or to hold something sweet to give that special person. This is another great project featuring our BIG SHOT. I used the Designer paper Jolly Holiday, and the Fancy Favor bigzxl die to cut the box. I used the Designer paper Deck the Halls for the trim piece that goes around the box. I cut a 12 x 2 piece of designer paper and use the same die. lay it across the top edge about 1/8 of an inch above edge. That will put your decorative edge and all your score marks in the paper to make attaching it to the box easy! I used our Scallop Trim Border along the bottom of the 2 x 12 paper. Before you attach it to the bag I used Soft suede classic ink and a sponge to distress the edges. Fold your score marks and attach using Tombo tape. I used the seam binding from the Hoilday Mini catalog to tie around the box. To make the greeting, I used the stamp set Bells and Boughs. I stamped Merry Christmas in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punched it out using the Extra large decorative label punch. I punched one more time onto Always Artichoke and taped it behind the greeting after cutting it in half horizontally. Fill your cello bag with goodies and tie with seam binding. What a nice favor! All your supplies can be ordered directly from my page at http://brendasplace.stampinup.net/. Thanks for stopping!

Oct 15, 2010

week 2 of 12 weeks of Christmas Cheer

Hi Everyone,

Well this post isn't early, last weeks was posted late(sorry). These vintage tags are so pretty they dress up a plain brown handled gift bag. The supplies are: Cardstock Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler(LOVE this color), and Vanilla. Stamp set used: Christmas Collage, Christmas Punch(retired). Ink used was Soft Suede I also used it to antique the edges with a sponge. Die cuts were Top Note and Snowflake#2.Linen thread, ribbons were seam binding in Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla. Embellishments were Large Rhinestone Brad and Jumbo Eyelets.Dimensionals are used to elevate the "to and from". Tools used were the Big Shot and Crop-a-dile. All supplies can be ordered on line at http://brendasplace.stampinup.net/ Now on to the directions. Cut all your die cuts and set aside. Ink your Collage Christmas with Soft Suede and stamp on your Cherry Cobbler, repeat on the Very Vanilla, tear across the top and bottom use the picture as your guide. Then sponge Soft Suede around the edges of the top note and the torn Vanilla. Tape down to tag. Place your snowflake tape in center to punch a hole through snowflake and tag put your rhinestone brad through. Using your crop-a-dile and place your jumbo eyelet through the top tie your ribbons through. Using your scrap cut the tag 2 1/4 x 1 and vanilla 2 x 3/4. punch a small hole and using the linen thread tie a small bow then using a dimensional pop it up and place it towards top of tag. Thanks for stopping!

Oct 12, 2010

Vintage Christmas

This Vintage Christmas class is a stamp-a-stack. What that means is, we will be making 4 of each card. There will be 2 sessions held on November 13 and 20 each starts at 11:45 until 3:30. I have 10 spots open at each class. Each session is 45.00 and it includes your paper pack, your Christmas Collage stamp set, 2 ink pads, vintage brads, ribbons, glass glitter, and your bonus project. It also includes your lunch and raffle tickets. I will be drawing for 3 lucky winners by random.org the winners will win a "stamp-a-stack packet" all pre-stamped with instructions ready for you to put together just by leaving a comment. Good Luck online drawing is October 31st. If you are interested in purchasing a kit contact me via e-mail. Do you have some paper crafting friends? Forward this post to them. Next week look for the Vintage Scrapbook, I can't wait!

Oct 11, 2010

week 1 of 12 weeks of christmas cheer

Here is my card for this weeks post. I used Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, cardstock.
Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, classic ink. Cherry Cobbler seam binding. Season of Friendship stamp set, and Bells and Boughs stamp set. Basic but elegant. I cut my Artichoke 8.5 x 4.25, Cherry Cobbler 5.25 x 4 and Vanilla 5 x 3.75. I punched a cirle using my 1 3/4 circle punch and using a pencil I lightly drew around it. That was my base line for the wreath. On both sides of the line I stamped using Always Artichoke and placed in lighter leaves by stamping on scrap paper then stamping on the card for a shadow effect. I used a set of berries from an old stamp set but around now you should be able to find them at Michaels. I used the Cherry Cobbler to put those in and to stamp the greeting. Using an 1/8 inch punch I added 2 holes at the top of the wreath to thread the binding through to tie a bow. Tape card together and there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this post.
Happy Stamping, Brenda.