Wednesday, December 17, 2008

12 Days of Christmas ~ Days 8 & 9

Day 8~ Note Cards & Envelopes

Need to make a card for a teacher, friend or someone else on your list? Or do you want to give an inexpensive gift to them? Well these are cute, quick & easy.
All of these cards are made with our Pun Fun (left) & Owl Together Now (right) Stamp Sets.

Day 9 ~ Peppermint Patty Treat Boxes
How cute are these? Here is a great holiday project perfect for holding any little candy or treat. There are several designs to this project, so it can be used for a variety of other occasions as well.

Spotlight On Christmas - 111694
Best Yet (Hostess Level 1 - 111604)
Real Red 8 ½ x 11 - 102482
Old Olive 8 ½ x 11 - 100702
Whisper White 8 ½ x 11 - 100730
Stampin’ Write Marker Real Red - 100052
Stampin’ Write Marker Old Olive - 100079
Scalloped Circle Punch – 109043
Sticky Strip - 104294
1 3/8” Circle Punch – 104401
1 ¼” Circle Punch – 104403
1/16” Circle Handheld Punch (for tag) – 101227
Mini Glue Dots - 103683
Bone Folder - 102300
5 Petal Flower Punch – 109041
Gold Elastic Cord - 109867
transparency / acetate (for cover)

Spotlight On Christmas - 111694
Best Yet (Hostess Level 1 - 111604)
Chocolate Chip 8 ½ x 11 - 102128
Very Vanilla 8 ½ x 11 – 101650
Ruby Red 8 ½ x 11 - 102030
Old Olive 8 ½ x 11 – 100702
Brushed Gold 8 ½ x 11 – 102935
Gold Encore – 101017
Chocolate Chip Classic – 100908
Scalloped Circle Punch – 109043
1 3/8” Circle Punch - 104401
1 ¼” Circle Punch - 104403
1” Circle Punch - 109046
1/16” Circle Handheld Punch (for tag) - 101227
Gold Elastic Cord – 109867
Stampin’ Emboss Powder – Gold – 109129
Heat Tool - 100005
Sticky Strip – 104294
Mini Glue Dots - 103683
Bone Folder – 102300
transparency / acetate (for cover)

Wow Flowers – 111714
Best Yet (Hostess Level 1 - 111604)
Whisper White 8 ½ x 11 - 100730
Brocade Blue 8 ½ x 11 – 101166
Lovely Lilac 8 ½ x 11 – 100427
Brocade Blue Classic – 101102
Scalloped Circle Punch – 109043
1 ¼” Circle Punch - 104403
1 3/8” Circle Punch – 104401
1” Circle Punch - 109046
1/16” Circle Handheld Punch (for tag) – 101227
Bone Folder - 102300
Silver Elastic Cord – 109866
Rhinestone Brads Circle Ice - 109110
Sticky Strip – 104294
Mini Glue Dots – 103683
transparency / acetate (for cover)
I hope you enjoyed today's projects.
Until Tomorrow

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Projects for the Ccraft Fair

I realized I didn't share with you all that I made for the craft fair. I wish I could say it was a HUGE success for me but it was just an OK one. What matters is I had fun making these projects & I got out & socialized :-)

Porcelain Ornaments
I bought these at Micheal's and they sold like hot cakes :-)

Stazon Ink
Fine Point Sharpie Markers
Krylon Clear Glaze

For the hand print ornaments I used craft ink & then embossed with clear embossing powder. For some reason the girl ornaments came off after I sprayed them but was successful with the boys. I had to re-do them using the purple stazon ink which i didn't LOVE, but oh well.

Photo Hangers
I'm was a little sad that these didn't sell but not THAT sad b/c I REALLY liked them. Now I get to hang the middle one up somewhere in my house :-)
All the supplies used to make these are retired except the ink, ribbon & twill tape

Chipboard Frames
DSP & Simply Scrappin' kit of your choice
Stampin' Dimensionals
Classic & Craft Inks
Sponge Daubers
Sanding Blocks
Modge Podge

On Board Trinkets Ornaments

In addition to making cute ornaments you could use them as a tag on a gift.
These can be found in the Holiday Mini on page 14
Glue Stick
Silver, Gold & Copper Cord (retired)
Glue Dots
1/16" Hole Punch
Striped & Taffeta Ribbons

Altered Wooden Frames

I was very pleased with how these turned out & came home with 2 :-)
I purchased the frames at Michael's

Supplies & Tips
I sanded down the frames first then figured out which paper to use.
Then painted the frames using acrylic paint set aside to dry. You could choose a color that will coordinate with your paper. I used white paint & our re-inkers so that I would have a fairly coordinating color. You have to play around to get the color you want.
After the frames were dry I cut out the middle with my exacto knife.
Apply a thin layer of modge podge to your frame & place your paper on top, smooth out to get rid of any air bubbles.
To give it a finished look I then trimmed off any paper hanging off the edges & sanded them down.
Now you can decorate
Frames 1& 2 I used the new felt flurries (holiday mini pg18) & silver brads. I applied those with a dot of modge podge
Frame 3 I used the pretties kit (ib&c pg185)
Frame 4 I used our new taffeta ribbon (ib&c pg187)
Frames 5 & 6 I used flower fusion (ib&c pg182) & Rhinestone brads (ib&c pg185)
I also edged these frames with 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. I applied with crystal effects.

Gift Bags

Would you believe I didn't sell ANY of these?!?!?!?
Lg White Gift Bags (Stampin' Up!)
Sm White & Kraft Gift Bags (Michael's)
Dashing DSP (retired)
Summer Picnic DSP (ib&c pg169)
Martha Stewart Paper (brown/pink)
Sticky Strip
Snail Adhesive
Natural Hemp
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tag Time Stamp Set (retired) & Real Red ink were used on the Christmas Bag
Hope you liked these projects. If you would like additional information feel free to contact me.
Until next time

12 Days of Christmas ~ Day 5, 6 & 7

Hello out there ~ so I've been trying to dedicate my weekends to my family so that's why I didn't post any updates this weekend. BUT it's going to make these 12 days specials hard to get to you before Christmas is here.
Today I am sharing 3 projects with you & will share 2 a day for the next week. I think that will get it all in before next week. I can't believe Christmas is NEXT week. I hope you enjoy today's projects & remember if you would like to purchase any of the items to re-create the projects below click here, plus if your order is $70 or more you get FREE SHIPPING that's a 10% savings. Now on to the FUN stuff

Day 5 ~ Gift Tins
These tins can be picked up at Michael's & make a cute gift for a teacher or coach or even to add in a basket for a hostess gift.

Here is the supply list and some tips:
Use any DSP --cut 1"x3" and wrap 12 Hershey nuggets.
Use Top Note w/Big Shot.
Use Gel Pen to hi-lite perforated areas on Top Note.
Use Snowflake die w/ white paper
Punch hole in center and add decorative brad
Punch one hole in each end of Top Note and thread ribbon through--tie knot and use as belly band for closure.

Here is another way to use this for someone who doesn't like sweets. a cute little gift card holder.

Here are a few tips:
Use Scallop Envelope die w/ Big Shot -cut 8 env.(Maine Blueberry DSP was used here)
Cut 8 note cards w/ Whisper White CS
Cut Certainly Celery Belly Bad
Cut DSP belly band w/DSP
Cut out one flower and center
Layer the center on top of flower and add colored brad

Day 6 ~ Gift Card holders
You know there are a few people on your list this year who you get gift cards for so why not make a cute holder for them. It adds that "special" touch so they know you put thought into their gift even though it's just a gift card. What's great is you can make them year round for birthday's & other occasions.

Here is the supply list:
Stamp sets:
Snow Burst
Glad tidings
Riding Hood Red
Old Olive
Curly Label Punch (from bundle)
5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon
1/4" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon

Enjoy these other versions

Day 7 ~ Stationary Ensemble
This ensemble includes 3 cards, a post-it holder and a coordinating pen and how cute it all comes in a matching "purse". What lady doesn't love a purse?!?!
If you don't want to make the post-it note holder & pen you could just make a bunch of cards & envelopes too.

Here are the supplies used to make this project:
1 - 81/2 x 11" piece of paper scored @ 4 1/2" and 1 1/4" (coordinate it to the DSP you are using) Baja Breeze and Green Tea Designer Series Paper were used.
Designer Series paper-cut to (2) 3 x 4 1/2" for the accent piece on front and back of the purse
RSVPentel Pen - You will need a pen that you can insert a piece of paper into so that it coordinates with your "purse" (3 1/2" x 7/8")
Card stock and Designer series paper for the cards
A piece of card stock cut to 3 1/2" x 7 1/2" that is scored @ 3 1/2" and 4" for the post it note holder
Coordinating stamp set for cards and post it note holder
Sticky strip, brads, punches (scalloped circle and scalloped edge) and ribbon for accents
Here are a few more designs/colors
I hope you enjoyed today's gift giving ideas.
until tomorrow

Thursday, December 11, 2008

12 Days of Christmas ~ Day 4 CD Holders

Is there someone on your list who loves hand picked music, like my dad? Or how about a CD of 2008 photos? I know my MOTHER would love that!! You can create those easily- but its the packaging that will make it all come together!
If you would like to purchase any of the items to re-create the projects below click here, plus if your order is $70 or more you get FREE SHIPPING that's a 10% savings, who doesn't love to save???

Here are a few samples for you to make.

Here are the supplies for CD Holder 1:
Frosty Day DSP (6” x 12” piece)
Close to Cocoa cardstock (1” x 11”) – for belly band
Bashful Blue cardstock (4-3/4” x 4-1/2”) – for inside insert
Tangerine Tango cardstock – scrap for punch
Kiwi Kiss cardstock – scrap for punch
Whisper White cardstock – scrap for punch
Deer Friends Stamp Set
Close to Cocoa Classic Ink
Scallop Circle Punch
1-1/4” Circle Punch
1-3/8” Circle Punch
Tag Corner Punch
Paper trimmer with scoring blade

To create: Score 6” x 12” paper at 1” on the long side and 2” & 7” on the short side. Fold to create pockets for CD. Add insert for notes. Use for your homemade photo CDs, music CDs, or DVDs.

Here are two more samples, the Bella Rose is my FAVORITE!!!

Until Tomorrow

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

12 Projects of Christmas Day 2 & 3

Sorry I missed yesterday, was a bit hectic around here. So I'm going to share 2 projects with you today. In addition there is a special going on until December 23rd, click here for details. If you would like to purchase any of the items to re-create the projects below click here, plus if your order is $70 or more you get FREE SHIPPING that's a 10% savings, who doesn't love to save???
Day2 ~ On Board Trinkets Ornaments (found in the Holiday Mini on pg14)
Here is the supply list:
On Board Trinkets Ornaments, Versamark, Encore Silver, Embossing Powder – clear & silver, iridescent ice; Glitter – chunky silver & red, Dazzling Diamonds; Pewter Build-a-Brad, Little Felt Flurries, 1” Double Stitched Baja, Taffeta – Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Silver Cord, Ribbon Originals; Rhinestone Brads, 2-Way glue, anywhere glue stick, crystal effects, mini glue dots; Seasonal Icons stamp set.

A few more samples too

Day 3 ~ Decorated Magnets
How stinkin' cute are these? I mean who has the time to think this stuff up, oh I know my upline Karen Barber. She is SO talented it's scary. She has made these for her beutiful grandaughters to enjoy. What an awesome gram she is.

Here is the supply list:
Defining Alphabet stamp set
ABC Images stamp set
Manchester DP
Baja Breeze striped ribbon
Black Craft ink
clear powder
heat tool
Wide Oval punch
Xyron machine w/magnet-laminate cartridge
SU tin

Just in case those weren't cute enough, check these out

I hope you enjoyed today's projects, until tomorrow
Traci :-)

Monday, December 8, 2008

12 Projects of Christmas ~ Day 1 Ornaments

Hello out there ~ So my fellow Stampin' Up! sisters have been making ADORABLE projects & have been sharing them on their blogs so I thought why not share with you. I can NOT take credit for making ANY of these, unless noted. So I hope you enjoy the next 12 days of projects.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies to re-create your own all you have to do is click here & shop. If you have never ordered online before you will have to create an account FIRST then you can add items to your cart.

It is only fitting I start Day 1 with projects created by the TALENTED Tina Rosenkrans. She is one of my uplines out in NJ.

Here are the supplies used for this ornament;
On Board Something Seasonal
1” double stitched Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon
Whisper White taffeta ribbon
Ski Slope Designer Series Paper
Whisper White Stampin’ Pad
White embossing powder
Heat gun

Here are a few more samples she made

Until Tomorrow

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ornaments for the Craft Fair

Today I was able to get started on some projects for my church's craft fair. I figured I'd start with the easy things first. Here are the porcelain ornaments I made. I'm very happy with them. Hope you enjoy & thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, November 10, 2008

A 50th B-day Present

We celebrated my Uncle's 50th this summer, his bday is this month, so he was surely surprised. Anyway we are celebrating all the Novemeber b-days in my family, ME INCLUDED YEAH, this Saturday (there are 9 JUST on my dad's side, with with an additional 4 on mom's side). I wanted to make him something special to remeber that night. Of course I couldn't put all of them on this one page so I just used our immediate family ones.
Hope you enjoy :-)

Here is what Iused:
*Cool Carribean 12x12 cardstock (in-color 06-07)
*Brocade Blue cardstock
*Simply Sent Rock Star Card Elements Kit
*On Board Timeless Type which I embossed using the silver Encore ink & clear embossing powder
*The shadow box was purchased throguh Oriental Trading, they come in 3 finishes LOVE THEM!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Holiday Happenings Class

Here are the projects we will be making at my upcoming class. All the info is here so email me if you are interested @

To keep the cost of the class down you MUST supply the following items, if you need any of these items let me know so I can order them or you can place an order online NO LATER than November 7th (that’s THIS Friday).

*snail adhesive & refill
*sticky strip
*stampin’ dimensionals
*glue dots
*paper cutter (just in case)
When: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 (the day after my birthdayJ)
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: My Pad
Fee: $30 **non-refundable & you MUST pre-pay**
Spots Available: 12
** DSP & ornaments will vary

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Once u start U just can't stop!

So here are some more pages I worked on over the past few days. I MUST say Stampin' Up! products ROCK, just look at the difference in pages using non-SU vs SU pages, they just DON'T compare!

I will share more after my scrapbooking club meets next week on the 5th. HOpe I get a bunch more done, till then HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!


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