Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pilot Stamp Camp - Christmas Cards

I held my first stamp camp this past week. These are the cards:

This first card was hands down the favorite, and clearly one of the easiest cards. One thing I discovered that when trying to hold a stamp camp during a work night, they need to be more simple so that we can get through them. For credits, ingredients, measurements and directions to this card, click here.

This card is very hard to photograph, but it is really beautiful in person. For credits, ingredients, measurements and directions to this card, click here.

This is another card that is absolutely beautiful to see it in person. I had just received this in a Holiday Mini swap with a bunch of demonstrators when I was putting this class together and I think I added it just because I wanted to make it myself so badly!! For credits, ingredients, measurements and directions to this card, click here.

This is another version of a card I had previously made that I had hoped would be faster. Not really a card that should be included in a stamp camp -- still too many little pieces, although I think my ladies still liked making it. For credits, ingredients, measurements and directions to this card, click here.

Finally, the easiest and fastest card by far was this Big Die Cut Card. Sooooooo cute. For credits, ingredients, measurements and directions to this card, click here.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Up, Up and Away

I belong to a local swap group and this month's swap theme was balloons. You can imagine the adorable cards that were swapped. It is not entirely a Stampin' Up! group so there are some non-SU cards in the mix. However, I did want to share the card that I made to swap.

For credits, ingredients, measurements and directions, click here.

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Okay, I decided to add on to this post. This past weekend I taught a wedding card class. These were the top two favorites (I think, although they were all beautiful).

Designed by the incredible Lynn Pratt. To obtain these adorable templates with great step-by-step directions, go to

Monday, September 19, 2011

Heels and Handbags

A co-worker of mine is having a 30th birthday party. She fell in love with my sample Becky Roberts' purse and wanted to make them as centerpieces for her party, along with a paper high heel and theme the party as "Heels and Handbags"! Such a cute idea. Then the little bitty purses will be filled with chocolates (with the "It's a Wrap" of course) for the guests to take as favors.

My co-worker and her friends came over one evening and we made a bunch of the big purses and little party favors. We will get together again to finish the big purses (only need 8 table centerpieces), the little purses, and also to make the heels. Here is a sample high heel that I made for her:

If you haven't guessed, her color scheme is black, red and purple.

To see the original purse I made with the cards that go in it, click here.

To go directly to the link to purchase the purse tutorial from the fabulous Becky Roberts, click here.

The link for the high heel (designed by Ellen Hutson) template can be found here.

A close-up of the little purse favor (designed by Frenchy) can be found by clicking here.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Swaps, swaps and more swaps

I am the worst at procrastinating it seems. Well, I am the older I get anyway. I always seem to wait until the last minute to finish my swaps (not because I don't want to, but because I keep overloading myself) and then having to FedEx them off somewhere. It is always worth it when I get my cards in though. This is a card that I am, yes, FedExing off tomorrow for a New Holiday Mini swap:

For credits, ingredients, measurements and directions, go here.

I am also hosting a major swap -- a swap amongst SU Demos of all the stamp sets in the new Caddy! Quite an undertaking. We've missed the deadline big time due to so many ladies being affected by the hurricane. Here is what my front room looks like right now!

Yes, sorting through these swaps is pretty monumental, but fun too. I didn't get home until late and so I was only able to swap three sections tonight. I am teaching a class tomorrow night and hope to get a few more out then.

If you would like to be part of a swap (you don't have to be a demo), then drop me a message about what kind of swap you would like to be in. I was thinking about hosting a 3 x 3 mini card swap. Anyone interested??

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Stamp Set of the Month Series - Field Flower

A new class I have started is called "Stamp Set of the Month" where each month I highlight one stamp set, and we make all our projects using that stamp set. The idea is to show the versatility of a stamp set. I don't always want my customers to feel as though they can't do this because they have to own a bunch of stamp sets. You don't. Although I did add an extra stamp set here and there on these cards, you don't have too.

The Accordian file folder was REALLY easy to make. And SOOOO cute. What a fabulous birthday gift to give someone, a card case full of cards. Go here to get the ingredients, measurements and link to the tutorial.

Each card was so much fun to make. This is the Wisteria card and the card that gave me the original idea of starting this type of class.

Next is the Razzleberry card.

Then what I call the Newsprint Card:

And finally my favorite, the bookmark card!

To get the directions for each of the above, click on the highlighted links. If you just want to get everything at once, click here.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Little Purse Favor

You know how we go through phases? I think I'm going through a "cute" phase. This little purse favor is just precious, and so easy to make.

I mean everyone has just gone crazy over it. Frenchie has a great tutorial on how to make this precious purse favor.

The inside is perfect for two chocolate nuggets. And what a cute way to show off our stamp set It's a Wrap.

For credits, ingredients, measurements and link to the tutorial, click here.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Card Caddy Boxes

A class I have been wanting to host for sometime has been the altered lunch tin Card Caddy Class. Although it was a small class, it was fun. My two ladies both chose the same Berry Blossoms DSP paper for their card caddy boxes, yet look how different they are.

Since it was a small class, I decided to make one right alongside of them. I made my with a baby theme. I decided I would fill it with handmade baby cards and give it to my Mom for Christmas. She loves giving handmade cards, and what a cute way to save all one genre.

The directions for the altered tin can be found on Splitcoaststampers and are very easy to follow.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

New Holiday Mini Class

This weekend I held my New Holiday Mini class. Boy do I love this new mini. I had to limit my projects because I wanted to make soooooo many more. But here are the projects we made. Keep checking back to see when the links go live to find out more about credits, ingredients, measurements and directions.

Holiday Stocking Card:

I received this card in a new mini swap, but unfortunately the designer did not include her name. It literally took 10 minutes to make this card, if that much time.

Here are the rest. I'll post more about them later.