Nov 27, 2011

Advent Fun

Good Morning,
We had so much fun making this in class yesterday. It looks like so much work but really I had everything die cut and punched so we assembled and stamped. It did take 3 hours but well worth the effort. I used a water bottle box and filled it with cupcake liners to separate each day. Wow was that easier than digging through a plastic bag of parts! I did use the designer paper Holly Berry and the 4 main colors of cardstock were Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip. The stamp set was 25 & counting 123794. The 3 ink pads and markers colors were Wild Wasabi, Real Red, and Chocolate Chip. Real Red glitter paper used for the star.The Die cut used was Stars #2 Peekaboo Frames 124587. The punches used were Curly Label 119851,Scallop Circle 119854, Scallop Square 119884, 1" Circle 119868, 1 1/4" Circle 119861, 1 3/8" Circle 119860, 1 1/4 Square 119865, Postage Stamp 122344. The Holly Punch, 1" punch ,and snowflake punch purchased from another retailer. If you want the larger cardstock squares are 2 x 2 and you can use an embossing folder and the big shot to give it texture. I also used the real red taffeta ribbon for a bow. Whenever using glitter paper and bows on projects like this use glue dots because they work the best. I also used my scissors to cut the some of the stamp numbers out like day 6. making these 3-4 at a time works great for multiple gifts at once!
Thanks for stopping
Brenda Anderson

Nov 18, 2011

Another CASE

I have the BEST upline. She has given me so much inspiration, actually I should be giving credit to 2 women. Diane Trintz and Jerilyn Woods are both my direct up-line. We made something similar in the fall and I just simplified the cards for a great workshop to do during November and December.
Very duplicatable and easy. Of course they showcase what a value our Kraft boxes that sell for 2.95 and you get 4 of them! We make 4 cards with our small envelopes inside. These envelopes are to small to mail but great to give in person. Who wouldn't love this box of cards for a co-worker or teacher. Personally I love using the dotted glitter design and the green wasabi fabric in the pack! So here is the recipe!
The Box
1 Kraft box
Designer paper Holly Berry top and bottom are cut 3.25 x 3.25 and the sides are 2.25 x 3.25
Holly Berry Fabric cut 2.50 x 24 inches
White taffeta ribbon cut 10 inches long
1 holly berry designer buttons- Large either red or wasabi
10 inches of linen thread
So to assemble you need to tape the designer paper down to the box on all 4 sides. Add your cards (The recipe for them is at the bottom of the post) Tie the fabric around the box and knot. make a quick bow and using a glue dot add to the middle of the red button. Thread the linen thread under the knot and bring up through button holes and knot around the bow. This allows the fabric and button to stay in place and be removed without untying.
The Cards
Cut 2 Real Red pieces of cardstock 3 x 6
cut 2 Wild Wasabi pieces of cardstock 3 x 6
Cut 8 whisper white 2.75 x 2.75 (1 goes on the inside of the card)
Snowflake punch
Smaller Holly Berry designer buttons
Glue dots
Black ink
Greeting stamp
small envelopes 107309 (40)
Fold your cardstock, snail in the white 2.75 x 2.75 cardstock on the inside. Take the 2.75 x 2.75 of the white and center it all the way down into the snowflake punch. Punch and remove, stamp your greeting and tape down to the main cardstock. using a glue dot add the small button in the center. Done! How easy is this card? Hope you enjoyed this post I enjoyed making it.
Happy Stamping Brenda Anderson

Sounding Joy

So how is everyone? I have been really busy lately and have been horrible at regular post's. So I am sorry to all. OK with that being said lets get on with it.
I have this great door hanger. I chose the word JOY because it is non religous.
Here's the recipe.
Cherry Cobbler
Wild Wasabi,
Very Vanilla
Designer Paper:
Holly Berry
Wide Cherry Cobbler
Die cuts:
Scallop Square Die is 4.5 x 4.5
I used my big shot and the Clear Scallop Square and Cherry Cobbler for the first layer. Very Vanilla was cut 4 x 4 and using the embossing folder Polka Dots for a pattern. Wild Wasabi was cut 3 x 3 and the designer paper was cut 2.75 x 2.75.
I used the Cricut to cut my letters and dimensionals to lift them. I picked up some silver jingle bells at the local store and tied them on with Bakers twine. Quick and easy. We made these at my monthly club night and everyone loved them.
Thanks for stopping.

Nov 12, 2011

Christmas Stamp a Stack Kit NOW available

Here are the NEW Christmas Stamp a Stack Kits NOW available. You get 24 card kits 4 of each style including envelopes. You can pay using Pay Pal. I have set this up for my customers out of state who like to participate in our annual Christmas Stamp a Stack. I will include directions and will have a video on Youtube. As always all your extra supplies can be purchased directly from my store.
Thanks Brenda Anderson
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Nov 10, 2011

C-copy A-and S-share E-everything Card

Good morning,
A funny title for a card, right? Well I did that because I really liked the box Christmas Keepsake Stampin up had given to new recruits back in July. That kit is still for sale through December 31 while supplies last. Well I Cased it and changed a few things because I could have never fit it all on a card. I hope you like it.
Here's the recipe:
Base card 8.5 x 5.5 in Wild Wasabi and run through the Big Shot using your Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.
1st Layer: Cut Real Red 4.25 x 5.5 using the Big Shot and your Top Note die cut out the image.  Using the Big Shot again and your Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder emboss the image on the real red.
Using the Holly Berry Designer paper cut a strip (I chose the light wasabi print) that is 1.5 x 4.5. Use your Scallop Trim Border punch and punch along bottom edge of the strip. Glue in place on the Real Red top note and trim the edges. I cut a 2.75 x 2.75 piece of Holly Berry Designer Paper and using the corner round punched all 4 corners. I punched a designer label image out of Real red but needed to use Glue dots to stick to the glitter paper. Using our Real Red Satin ribbon tied a bow and used a (several) Glue Dot to adhere to the glitter paper. I used the Pines and Pointsetta stamp set from the holiday mini and my stamp and write markers (Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Real Red) to create the pine cones and leaves. I did it twice so out of the second I could cut out the pine cones and raise the using dimensionals. I stamped the Christmas banner onto Very Vanilla using Real Red ink cut and raised with dimensionals. It looks even better when you make this into a gift card box. Obviously this would be the lid minus the Wild Wasabi card. I have directions for that box in last years post on November 23 2010. I Hope you enjoyed my case. Have a great day.