Jan 31, 2011

Cute Favor!

This is the easiest and cutest table favor I have made in the past. Especially when you have 20 to make(Our family valentines dinner).Try it you'll love it.
Supplies used
Designer Paper 6X6 Patterns Love
Stamp Sets:Filled with love 121154, XOXO 121973
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Whisper White,
Glitter Red 121790
Punches: Scallop Circle 1 3/4 119854, Large Circle 1 3/8 119860, Circle 119861, Large Tag 119876, XL Tag 119866, Small Heart 117193
Ribbon: 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon 119251 Real Red
Extra's: medium cello bags 102757
So you have your designer paper in front of you in a diamond shape not a square. Fold the bottom corner to the top corner. Then fold the sides in jest like a diaper but angle your fold upwards. they will overlap. I used red tacky tape to hold them together. Then fold the top flap down. Add your scallop punches and layers. Fill your cello bags with about 12 kisses. Don't over fill or they won't fit. Stamp and punch out your tags, punch a little glitter heart. Tie with the ribbon, I added a little snail into the pocket before I slipped in the kisses. It just held it in place. If you need more detailed pictures just e-mail me at brenda44brenda@yahoo.com. Remember any supplies can be ordered directly from http://brendasplace.stampinup.net Thanks for stopping!

Jan 30, 2011

Good Together

Here was a quicky, I spent the weekend with my grandkids so I had to work fast.
Supplies used
Stamp Set: Valentine Defined, Filled with Love
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Real Red, Whisper White, Espresso, Crumb cake, Dafodille Delight, Glitter Red Paper
Punch: Owl 2 step
Ink Real Red
Thanks for stopping, Brenda

Jan 28, 2011

Time Standing Still

Hi everyone,
Gosh we had a great meeting at my house last night. Jerri Lynn, Diane, and the whole down line. This is the kind of meeting I needed to get a business plan in order. I love stamping and I do it everyday, I love the friendships I have built and the friends I have, I just need to start moving from a hobbyist to the director. Everyone tells me I can do it. It just takes ONE phone call, ONE workshop, or ONE recruit to move forward. Well if anyone who was there last night is reading this I just wanted to say Thank You! So here's the one of the cards we made and it is my favorite. I love vintage!
You did a fabulous job Diane!
Supplies Used:
Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Elegant Eggplant
Inks: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Stamp Sets: En Francais 109521, Elements of Style 118611, Sense of Time 113804
Blender Pens, Perfect Plum ribbon (retired), New Spinners 121893.
I only stamped the background with En Francais, floral area from Element of style in Black Ink and the Clock. I did a heavy distress on the edges in Elegant Eggplant then took my scissors on the edges to really give it a worn look. The only thing I used Old Olive ink for was to blend color into the leaves. The flowers got Eggplant and the blender pen. Love this Card!
Thanks for stopping Brenda

Jan 27, 2011

Just For You

This is really fun to do and really easy. Great for office treats or party favors. Showcasing a level 1 stamp set *Afterthoughts 118388 (wood)
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Loves Pattern
Stamp Set: Afterthougths 118675 (clear)
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink 109067 3/8 taffeta
Large Label Punch
Cut your Real Red 4 3/4 x 2.50 and score in 1/2 inch on all 4 sides. I used the Red Tacky Tape 1/4 on the flaps to hold good. I cut the designer paper 1x3.50. Using my snail to cover the nuggets. I also ran a strip of snail in the bottom of my box to hold them in tight. Lay covered nuggets in tray and slide them into a Pretzel bag bought from Michaels in the Cake and Candy section. I stamped my greeting on Whisper White and punched it out with the large label punch and punched an additional Real Red tag cut it in half horizontally and taped it behind the white. I used a 1/4 hand held punch in the corner and cut 8 inches or Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon tied with a bow. Trim off excess bag top and you are done! Enjoy.
Thanks for stopping,

Jan 26, 2011

Packer Pride

Made this banner before the playoffs. It was GREAT LUCK! Now I have 4 orders from my husbands work. Wohoo!
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Die Cut: Penndant, Scallop Circle, Stars, Alphabet
I cut 3 inch letters with the Cricut in Chocolate Chip.
Ribbon: Kelly Green 3/8 Satin
Thanks for Stopping, Brenda

Jan 24, 2011

Getting Punchy

HOW ABOUT THEM PACKERS!!! This card is so simple because it is mostly punched out.
After a long weekend of celebrating I need to get back to work. This was inspired by something I saw made by Jo in the United Kingdom, I just changed it to my design.
So Here's the supplies used.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumbcake, Peach Parfait, Choclolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red
Designer Paper: Rich Regals
Punches: Scallop Edge, Boho Blossom, Small Oval, Medium Oval, Tiny Tag, 2-step Large Bird, 1/8 hand held circle.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set: Tiny Tags
Gold Brad, Paper Piercing tool.
I cut the bird house from a 3.5 x 4.75 designer paper mark with pencil 2.5 from the bottom and 1 inch in. cut with your scissors. Measure up .50 from cut to the center of your paper to create the peak. I cut the Chocolate Chip 2.5 x 4 Scallop both edges on the 4 inch side. Using your paper cutter cut right down the center. Tape one side at a time and overlap roof pieces and trim. Punch your boho blossom out of Peach Parfait layer with glue, stamp tiny tag with hello using your paper piercing tool push a hole for the brad and punch a hole with 1/8 hole punch and put together. The rest you can refer to the picture, its pretty easy.
Thanks for stopping!Brenda

Jan 21, 2011

???No Card???

Hi everyone, I am very busy creating my new class workshop featuring EAT CHOCOLATE. So here's the special of the day. I am sending this Filled with love bundle out this weekend for the price of just 2.99. My regular subscibers get all my workshops with directions each month. There are 2 mailed out on the 1st and the 15th. So if you are interested here's the one time purchase. Thanks for stopping, and might I say GO PACK GO!!! Brenda

Jan 20, 2011

Bits and Pieces

I just loved this layout. Its a fun way to make your own Designer Paper. Great to showcase the "Filled with Love"Bundle.
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Real Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Inks: Real Red, Regal Rose
Stamp Set: Filled with Love
Die cut: Heart of Hearts and Big Shot
Cut your base card in Real Red 8.5x5.5. Regal Rose strips 5.25x1.25, Whisper White strips 5x1. Cut a 2x2 piece of Whisper White and Stamp you Heart in Real Red. Cut it out and Cut a 2.5x2.5 piece of Real Red and slide it into the embossing die and run through the machine to cut out your heart. Stamp your white strips with random small stamps in Real Red and Regal Rose. Lets assemble.
Fold your base card. Set aside. Tape your white stamped strips to the Regal Rose strips. When taping to the base card always tape your outer strips then center the last strip between the two. Tape the stamped heart to the Red scallop heart and tape to the upper left side of the card. Done! Thanks for stopping, Brenda

Jan 19, 2011

Hot Stuff

I bought these pails at Michaels. I used the small red heart circle from the “Filled with love” set stamped in white craft ink and used white embossing powder on real red. Using the 1 inch punch I punched it out. I Punched a 1 3/8 in whisper white taped them together for the lid. I added the ¼ real red grosgrain ribbon, and filled it with red hot’s. Stamped the Feb 14 in real red and punched it out using the 1 inch punch. I also punched a real red 1 3/8 circle add a punched glitter red small heart for dazzle. Using the computer in font size 12 Comic Sans typed “Your Hot.” I cut it out and added it to the circle. Done.
Thanks for stopping, Brenda

Jan 17, 2011

Hugs and Kisses

Sorry my post is so late but the roads were terrible and I had to take my best friend to chemo today. So here's the project.
Supplies Used
1 mini paint pail (Michaels)
20 Kisses
3-4 inch sections of Early Espresso inch grosgrain
1-4 inch section of Real Red 1/4 inch grosgrain
Stamp Set: XXOO, Eat Chocolate
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Punches: 1 3/8 Circle, Large Heart
The washer came with the pail but I bought the little ball chain from the Hardware store.
Thanks for stopping, Brenda

Jan 15, 2011

Display Board

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to share a picture of some swaps and cards I have made. I found these really cute Red Glitter clothes pins at Michaels from K&Company. It made decorating my display board so easy and won't damage my cards with push pin holes. Thanks for stopping. Brenda

Jan 14, 2011

What a Night!

I had the best night last night, we had an amazing up-line meeting. I'm new to this group so I don't always know every one's name but I made sure I remembered Nicole Olsen. She created this card using the Circle Circus set and I just fell in love with the colors. The last meeting she created this really cool card with an owl drinking beer, I'm so sad I used it for some one's B-day. They won't give it back and I should have taken a picture. Anyways this card is the break from RED and PINK I needed. I just LOVE it!
 Thanks Nicole.
 Oh and BTW I won the contest for the card swap with my card swaying hearts, thanks everyone who voted for me!
Thanks for stopping. Brenda

Jan 13, 2011

Table Candy

Super cute, Super easy.
Supplies Used
Designer Paper Patterns Love 7.5 x 2
Regal Rose 7.5 x 1
Red Glitter Paper
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink taffeta 10"
Punch: Large Heart, Scallop Trim Edge
Glass Votive Holders ( Michael's pack of 16 with 40% off)
I love decorating the table for Valentines, this set is so Perfect.
Thanks for stopping, Brenda

Jan 12, 2011

School Yard Treat

The best part of Valentines Day is you can share treats with your friends. Kids love making projects and this one is simple enough to mass produce for a class room.
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Real Red 4x2 (102482)
Regal Rose scrap 3x4 (105130)
Whisper White scrap (100730)
Glitter Red Paper (121790)
Scallop Trim Border 118402
Ticket corner 119867
Round Tab Extra-large 119864
Designer Label 119862
Heart small 117193
1" Circle 119868
Stamp Set: Filled with Love 121154 (Clear)
Ink: Real Red103133, Basic Black 101179
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink 1/8 taffeta 119260
Test Tubes are Martha Stewart but they are also available at Lake Charles Manufacturing the size is 16 x 150 mm and the cork size is 5. Products can be ordered direct from my web page at http://brendasplace.stampinup.net/ Thanks for stopping, Brenda

Jan 11, 2011

Swaying Hearts

I just love it when cards have clean lines and are simplistic in making. Somehow it falls under "less is more". I enjoy this card plus I can show off the embosslits "Beautiful Wings".
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Basic Card 8.5x5.5 in Real Red
Whisper White 4x5.25
2.5x2.5 Real Red for Embosslits
Ink: Real Red
Stamp Set: Valentine Defined 123057(C)
I just LOVE using the clear blocks they are so comfortable! I spoiled myself for Christmas and bought myself the whole set of clear blocks.
Thanks for stopping!

Jan 10, 2011

Valentine Card Holder

I changed the original design from Laura to suit my needs she had many many pockets I only needed one.Her's was also cased at Christmas so I held onto the idea and changed it.
I guessed I changed so much of it, it's really my own design. Anyway, I only used a 12x12 sheet of Patterns Love paper, 4 Large eyelets, The Embossing Sizzlits(Scalloped Heart of Hearts), Taffeta ribbon, and scallop edge punch. Some reinforcement (Heavy tag board the 12x12 sheet in the patterns pack). A really a fun way to show off your Valentines Day Cards. Complete directions are included in the monthly subscription going out on January 15th. (4.99 a month fee.)
Thanks for stopping , Brenda

Jan 7, 2011

Loads of Love

This was inspired by card I saw at Christmas made by Doris I just changed it to Valentines and filled the wagon with hearts. Very Cutsy for a teen or child.
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Regal Rose 105130, Real Red 102482, White 100730, Chocolate Chip 102128
Designer Paper: Patterns Love
Punches: Window punch 119857,
Owl punch118074, Cogs 118873,
3/4 Circle punch 119873, 3/16 Corner Small 119871
Embossing Plate: Scallop Heart of Hearts 117332
White Uni-ball pen 105021
Wish I would have had Heart to Heart Punch 119881 3 different sizes would have been good to case. Cut your base card in Regal Rose 11x4.25 Whisper White layer 4x5.25 Regal Stripe paper 3 3/4 x 5. Punch wheels out of chocolate chip using the 3/4 circle, Small cogs out of regal rose I used dimensionals to pop them up. The red centers where the larger circles from the Owl punch. The small hearts were from the Owl punch. The handle was created punching with the window punch and trimming it down. Small piece for handle was using a very old retired mini window punch. The wagon was cut from Real Red 1.25 x 3 rounding the bottom corners, and highlighting in white. Big shot some Scallop Hearts with designer paper. I typed the saying on the computer using Comic Sans in 12 inch font I trimmed it down.
That's it, Thanks for stopping! Brenda P.S. Local girls in my club this is a peek at the "Love is in the Air" stamp-a-stack.

Jan 6, 2011

Lovely Banner {Patterns Love}

Well it's official, I just started to decorate for Valentines. In the next few weeks you'll see random pictures of the many things I will make to decorate my home for the upcoming holiday. This was so easy and makes such a statement in the kitchen, it is the heart of the home.
Supplies Used
Paper: Whisper White 100730, Real Red 102482, Patterns Love Designer Paper Pack 124156.
Ribbons: 3/8 taffeta Real Red 119763, and Pretty in Pink 109067.
Big Shot and Die's: Pendant Die(smaller pennant die cut) 113483, scallop Circle #2 113469, Serif Essentials Alphabet 113464(Or use your Cricut Schoolbook Plantif)
Punches: Large Scallop118874, Heart to Heart XL 119881
Extra's: Large eyelets 108432, Uni Ball white pen 105021
All can be purchased from my on line store at http:brendasplace.stampinup.net
Thanks for stopping, Brenda
I die cut the pennant out of the new designer paper nothing else. I also cut the circles out on the designer paper and white cardstock. Follow the rest by looking, Thanks

Jan 5, 2011

Thanks Everyone

Good Morning Everyone,
I want to give everyone a big hug for the wonderful support in launcing my new subscription. Patterns were mailed this morning with more going out this afternoon. When you subscribe you receive 2 monthly workshops.You have until January 15 to  lock into 4.99 a month, that's a deal for 2 fully instructed workshops featuring 6 cards with cutting guide and supply list. This month I am featuring SAB stamps. I don't feel like I am letting the cat out of the bag by sharing 1 of the cards with you. So here it is.
Cardstock: Whisper White 8.5 x 5.5 & 4x1.50 & 3x3(oval)
Chocolate Chip 4x5.25 & 4.25x1.75 & 3x3(scallop oval)
Pear Pizzazz 3.75x5
Ribbon: 4 inches of Certain Celery 1/4 grosgrain
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baha Breeze
Blender Pen,
Punches: Oval Punch, Scallop Oval
Stamp Sets: Fast and Fabulous(Level 2)
                   Thank You Kindly (SAB)
Thanks for stopping, Brenda
The second workshop being mailed out on the 15 it will feature the new bundle "Filled with Love"

Jan 4, 2011

Hi Friend

Good Morning everyone,
Here's a quick cutie, I used the paper from the new Bundle "Filled with Love". The designer paper is called Patterns Love.
Supplies used
Designer Paper: Patterns Love
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Markers: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink taffeta
Punch: Large Designer Label
Stamps: Eat Chocolate (The Hi I can't remember but I'm sure its retired)
Die Cuts: Top Note
Extras: Quick dry glue, 2 way glue pen, dimensionals, dazzeling diamonds.
Cut your base card in Whisper White and Fold it in half. Using your Die cut line the bottom of the card (with the fold at the top) Just slightly past the bottom tip of the Top Note Die. Keep the Die Vertical for length. Run it through. Now cut each design of designer paper 2 x 4 .When running each designer paper through the BIG SHOT lay the paper straight through the middle of the die cut. When you tape this in place you will have to trim the top. Tie ribbon across the front. Stamp your greeting in Chocolate Chip and punch it out using the Designer Label. Punch another Label in Chocolate Chip. Cut the Chocolate Chip Horizontally and tape it behind the greeting. Clean off your stamp and using the Markers color in the 3 chocolate's, stamp them and cut them out. I used quick dry glue to put these in place because they are so small. I used a 2 way glue pen to add a little dazzeling diamonds. Using dimensionals pop it in place.Finally I stamped Hi in the upper left corner. Done.Thanks for stopping this morning! Have a great day, Brenda

Jan 2, 2011

Sweet Thing!

Hello friends,
Here is a mini card 3 x 3 be sure to tuck this in with your friends favorite candy, because your the sweetest! It's nice to order the mini envelopes from stampin up or just make your own.
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Markers: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set: Eat Chocolate 122006(clear set)
Punches: Large Designer Label, Scallop Edge
Extras: Paper piercing tool, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds
Ribbon: 1/8 taffeta ribbon.
1. Cut your base card 3 x 6. Fold. I always stamp and then punch because I feel I can center things better that way, but you can punch 1 whisper white and 1 chocolate chip designer label.
2. I cut the chocolate chip punch in half horizontally. Tape it behind the whisper white. Then tape it to your card.
3. Now since the scallop edge is hard to work with if you have a small piece of paper I cut it 2 3/4 x 2 and scallop 1 edge. Then using your paper piercing tool pierce the center of each scallop.
4. When cutting your chocolate chip I suggest cutting a piece of paper 2 3/4 x maybe 3 so you can turn it to cut it down to 1 inch x 2 3/4. I just have better control of smaller cuts having paper to hold on to. My suggestions only if you can get a smaller cut using less paper do that. as long as it's final measurement is 2 3/4 x 1.
5. Tie your ribbon around the chocolate chip and tape down just above the scallop edge. I did need to trim the white straight edge even with the chocolate chip edge.
6. Stamp your candy piece again using your marker instead of the ink pad. Color in the hearts with the smaller end of your Real Red marker, cut it out and brush with crystal effects. You can either leave it shiny or sprinkle with dazzling diamonds carefully not to dump just sprinkle. Let dry for a few minutes and using a dimensional pop it over the one already on your label. *Just mentioning when you punched the greeting out you cut some of the candy off and this will be in place going over the top on the label punch. Hope you like this post. Thanks for stopping! Brenda

Jan 1, 2011

Post Holidays

Well I don't know about you but after New Years I am tuckered out. I really don't like the let down after all the hussel and bussel so I move forward. I start a mad rush to decorate for Valentines Day! I have a small tree in my classroom that I decorate for the upcoming holiday so this is the perfect venue for my new ornaments. I have seen Sheli make these before but I am using traditional Valentine colors (all the Real Red and Blushing Bride left over from Christmas) So I also plan on making a darling wreath for the front door with these so look for the pictures soon.
Supplies Used: Real Red cardstock and Blushing Bride.
Die cuts: Hearts Set 113448 (4 pk) Embosslits Scalloped Heart of Hearts 117332
Rub-Ons: 121886 Love Impressions
Ribbon: Real Red taffeta 3/8 119763
1. Cut 2 scalloped hearts in real red, and 2 hearts from the Heart set die cut in Blushing Bride
2. I cut 1 piece of real red 2 x 1 3/4. I scored it at 1/4, 3/4 , 1, 1 1/4, 1 3/4 turn and score at 1/2inch turn back and cut it on the 1 inch score mark to seperate. Looking at each piece cut the small 1/4x1/2 squares on each side. Tape the bottom flaps to connect and come to a point. Then you will tape the side flaps to each heart, to form your heart pocket ornament.
3. Put together with 1/8 red tacky tape to really hold.
4. Cut a strip of blushing bride 1 x 2 1/2 rub your greeting on (or stamp one) trim and add to the front with pop ups.
5. using your snail tape add the ribbon around the heart, tie at the top.
Your done!
Thanks for stopping, Brenda