Thursday, February 28, 2008
Still using Big Flowers and Little Flowers. This one uses River Rock cardstock and designer paper, Ginger Blossoms designer paper, Chocolate Chip cardstock and River Rock stitched grosgrain ribbon. I scalloped the bottom edge with the corner rounder (take the guard off) then added a strip of Ruby Rust underneath so it shows up better.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
I punched the Big Flowers out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and mounted them on a 1 3/8" circle I punched out from a business card magnet. You can use full page magnets if you have them. It is so easy to punch through them, I thought it would be harder. I mounted one of the magnets on a scallop and used it for the decoration on top of the tin. The magnets stick to the inside of the tin for a cute presentation when you open it. I placed the rest of them in the bottom of the tin.
This is an idea I found at www.chicnscratch.typepad.com. Hers are made with regular yellow small Post-Its. I used pastel colored square ones. The are 2" x2".
I used Almost Amethyst, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip cardstock, priceless Stamp set and Fire And Ice Rhinestone brads.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I found these cute calculators at Staples for .99 each. They have removable face plates...so I removed them and added Ginger Blossoms Designer Paper!
With a $350 show, you get $25 EXTRA Hostess Dollars to spend on anything in either the Stampin'Up! catalog or Mini Catalog!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Stampin' Up! has announced a NEW Hostess special from March 18 to April 30.
Host a $350 workshop (either a live show or by gathering orders from your friends as a silent party) and earn an EXTRA $25 IN FREE MERCHANDISE!!! Pretty cool, huh?
Call me to book your spring show. We can do Mother's Day cards and Easter cards together!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Start with a piece of cardstock that is 8 1/2" x 2". Score at 2", 4", 6", and 8" on the long side. Turn cardstock and score at 1" along the short side. Fold on the score lines, cut out the area marked with an 'x'. Slit the bottom as shown to form the box bottom.
Fold and tape the box side and bottom.
It should look like this.
The box top is a book shape cover. Cardstock is 5 9/16" x 2 1/4". Score at 2 1/4" and 3 5/16".
Fold on score lines and attach to the box by taping the bottom and the back side.
For the latch, cut one piece of cardstock 1/2" x 2 1/2". Score at 1" and 1 1/8". Cut three pieces of designer paper to 1 3/4" x 3/4" for the decoration around the box. Cut two pieces of designer paper 2' x 2" for the decoration on the cover and the bottom of the box to cover the latch.
Fold the latch piece on the score lines and tape to the back of the box. I cut the corners on the top of mine to look like a tag. I used a Basic Gray sticky back magnetic closure for mine. You can also use Velcro.
Embellish the top any way you want. I used the Happy Heart Day set, scallop punch, 1 1/4" circle punch and 1 3/8" circle punch. Tape the final piece of 2" x 2" designer paper on the back to cover the latch.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I'll post the class projects, you decide if you want to order the packet by the deadline date and then you can finish them in the comfort of your own home with all the pictures and instructions provided. I will post a supply list with the picture so you can see what supplies are needed, like stamp sets, punches, etc.
If you think this is a good idea or something you are interested in, please leave a comment so I can get an idea if this will be worth the time and effort. Also, if you could indicate if you would be interested in a monthly class or a quarterly class.
Thanks for your input!!
I've had a few people who ordered packets ask me if I will post another picture of the box and cards so they can see them better.
Happy Heart Day stamp set, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip cardstock and Berry Bliss Designer Paper.
Gotta tell ya, I am getting a little sick of this Berry Bliss paper. I feel a return to Rose Red and Cutie Pie paper coming after Valentine's Day :)
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
skiing!!! The boys had their first ski lesson Sunday at Bogus Basin Ski Area. They loved it and can't wait for next week.
On the way home, we discovered a bunch of people sledding down the 'front yard' of the J.R. Simplot home. Lucky for us we had our sleds with us; you know, we live in Idaho now :) The two tiny bodies at the very top of the hill are my boys. We later found out this is a popular sledding place and some people even get blocks of ice and use those for sleds. By the way, the bottom of the hill is the street and a few landed in it! Yikes!!