Previous month:
September 2010
Next month:
November 2010

October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Just wishing you a happy and safe Halloween with your little goblins... may you all get ALL the candy you want!! :)

Halloween goodie bag 
Did you know this little Ghost is just tooooo easy to make??  You punch out the "body" of the owl on the Stampin' Up! Two-Step Owl punch, turn it upside down and cut off the feet.... add two google eyes and voila.. a darling Ghost!

Two-Step Owl punch item #118074

 Owl punch 

 Supplies Used in this project ORDER ONLINE anytime:

  • Two-Step Owl punch 118074
  • 2-3/8" scallop punch 118874
  • Dotted Scallop border punch 119275
  • Nite Owl DSP 123012
  • 1/2" Black Lace Trim "Raven" 120988
  • Mini Lunch Sacks 121031
  • Midnight Raven stamp 116529
  • 2-1/2" Circle Punch 120906

 

Order Stampin' Up! Supplies online anytime!  CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

 

  Signature sept 2010-001

Shop Now paper daisy-001

New color kits

 up to 60% OFF,click below then click Clearance Rack!


A la Carte Teacup stamp - Stampin' Up! In Colors

One of the cards I designed for my recent a la Carte Stamp Class is this 3x6 card featuring the Tiny Teacup stamp on page 20 of the Stampin' Up! catalog.... have you seen the FAB a la Carte stamps on pgs 18 - 20 ?

A la carte teacup 
When I mounted my teacup, I cut off the "HELLO" and mounted it on the side of the wood block.. that way it's easier to stamp just the teacup.

In Color   Did you notice the 3 In Colors I used on this card?  Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush and Poppy Parade!

 

 

 

SUPPLIES USED IN THIS CARD may be ORDERED ONLINE anytime!

  • Tiny Teacup stamp 118086
  • For You Flower stamp 118726
  • Pear Pizzazz ink and paper 119784, 119795
  • Concord Crush ink and paper 119785, 119792
  • Poppy Parade ink and ribbon 119782, 119263
  • Basic Pearls 119247
  • Scallop Square punch 119884
  • Jewelry tag punch 117190
  • Tasteful Trim Die 120893
  • Fancy Flower punch 118073
  • Open End envelopes 107286

 

Order Stampin' Up! Supplies online anytime!  CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

 

  Signature sept 2010-001

Shop Now paper daisy-001

New color kits

 up to 60% OFF,click below then click Clearance Rack!

 


Christmas Bag and Tags

One of the projects we did at my recent workshop for Stacey was a mini lunch sack bag (pg 13 in the Holiday mini catalog, item 121031) decorated for Christmas.    CHECK OUT THE 20% OFF SPECIAL on the tag set bundled with your choice of a Decorative Label or Ornament punch!

Christmas bag 

 CLICK HERE for my Christmas Bag & Tag kit or tutorial OFFER if you want to make your own bags!

Supplies needed for this project:

  • Mini Lunch Sacks, pg 13 Holiday Mini, #121031
  • Deck the Halls DSP, pg 18 Holiday Mini, #120810
  • Tags Til Christmas Bundle
  • Always Artichoke ink pad, pg 169, #105219
  • Chocolate Chip marker, pg 169, #100071
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock, pg 169, #101650
  • Whisper White cardstock, pg 169, #100730
  • Ribbon: Seam Binding on pg 21 Holiday mini catalog (Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals, pg 197, #104430
  • Tasteful Trim die (big shot), pg 17 Holiday Mini, #120893
  • Scallop Square Die (big shot), pg 17 Holiday Mini, #120903
  • Scallop Square punch, pg 200, #119884

 Order Supplies online anytime!  CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

I also put out extra paper so they could stamp more tags to take home....

Christmas tags 

 

Order Stampin' Up! Supplies online anytime!  CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

 

  Signature sept 2010-001

Shop Now paper daisy-001

New color kits

 up to 60% OFF,click below then click Clearance Rack!


Christmas Bag & Tag Kit and Tutorial OFFER

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your Holiday Gift Giving!!

How perfect to have these ADORABLE Gift Bags on hand!!!!

 Gift bag kit

SUPPLIES INCLUDED IN YOUR KIT:

  • (5) Stampin' Up! Mini Lunch Sacks
  • (10) pre-cut pieces of Deck the Halls DSP
  • (5) pre-punched tags
  • (2) sheets of Holly & Jolly Rub-ons
  • Ribbon: Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon
  • (2) Fleurettes - dyed with Cherry Cobbler ink
  • (3) Antique Brads
  • Cherry Cobbler trim pieces, die cut with the Tasteful Trim Die
  • 12 page step by step tutorial emailed to you, including 45 close-up photos

 Purchase the complete kit including the supplies above to make 5 decorated bags and the 12 page tutorial (tutorial emailed to you) for $15.00 + $2.00 shipping OR purchase the tutorial only (sent via email .pdf attachment) for $5.00

 

Kit & Tutorial Options

Supplies you will need to have on hand:

  • Snail
  • Paper Snips and scissors for ribbon
  • Bone Folder
  • Crop a Dile or 1/8" hole punch
  • Dotto Adhesive (recommended for trim)
  • Paper piercer and mat
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

 US orders only for the Kit.  Kits will be mailed USPS 1st Class Mail in a bubble mailer within 10 days to 2 weeks after payment is received. Tutorial info will be emailed within 24 hours of kit purchase.

The $5.00 Tutorial may be emailed to any email address in the world. 

 If you have not heard from me within 36 hours of your tutorial or kit purchase, please email me with your email address AND a phone number in case I need to contact you.  Sometimes emailed files get lost in cyberspace or go into a spam box.

email me with any questions: PattyStamps@comcast.net

 Order Stampin' Up! Supplies online anytime!  CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

 

  Signature sept 2010-001

Shop Now paper daisy-001

New color kits

 up to 60% OFF,click below then click Clearance Rack!


Repost: Modifying the Envelope die to hold Gift Cards

I posted this about a year and a half ago... instructions on how to modify our darling Stampin' Up! Scalloped Envelope Die (cut out with the Big Shot) to hold a GIFT CARD... 

With the holidays upon us, we are all looking for cute ways to give a gift card, so I thought you might like to view this post again.  enjoy!

Env 8

Env 9

 SCALLOPED ENVELOPE DIE, item #113462, pg 206 Stampin' Up! Catalog

step 1: start with a 6x6 piece of DSP

Env 1 

step 2: fold it in 1/2

Env 2 

step 3: align the folded edge with the 3rd scallop down on the die

Env 3 

Env 4 

step 4: run it through the BIg Shot machine

step 5: open up the envelope and burnish out the fold/crease with the Bone Folder

Env 5 

step 6: seal the edges shut with Sticky Strip and you have an envelope sized to fit a Gift Card!

Env 6 

Env 7 

Env 8 

 SCALLOPED ENVELOPE DIE, item #113462, pg 206 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Order Supplies online anytime!  CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

 

  Signature sept 2010-001

Shop Now paper daisy-001

New color kits

 up to 60% OFF,click below then click Clearance Rack!


Halloween Crafting ideas from Stampin' Up! convention 2010

I know.. I'm still trying to catch up on sharing the photos from Convention 2010 last summer..

here are some fun Halloween ideas from presenter Brent Steele

First of all, he really impressed us with his HAUNTED HOUSE, featuring the new Design A House kit on pg 37 in the Holiday Mini Catalog (item #120911).

Haunted-House_LG 

DSCN3355 copy 

these are the pieces you get in the kit.. he assembled it with Sticky Strip and then spray painted it with black spray paint.
DSCN3360 copy 

DSCN3363 

DSCN3381copy 

Then he demo'd these luminaries using Stampin' Up! designer paper, vellum and the great SPOOKY THINGS DECOR ELEMENTS package (pg 8 Holiday mini catalog, item 120909).

DSCN3401 
DSCN3407 

He decorated fake pumpkins with the same SPOOKY THINGS Decor elements and the FABULOUS BLACK FLOURISH Designer Jewels (also pg 8 holiday mini catalog, item 120987).

DSCN3410 

and lastly.. I thought this was WAY TOO COOL... texturizing die cut leaves with the VINTAGE WALLPAPER Embossing folder (pg 214, item 120175)... isn't that neat!?
DSCN3414 copy 

Order Supplies online anytime!  CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

 20% OFF Holiday Bundles!

  Signature sept 2010-001

Shop Now paper daisy-001

New color kits

 up to 60% OFF,click below then click Clearance Rack!

 

 


Holiday Bundle Promotion - 20% OFF Bundles!

Just a quick reminder about the current sale from Stampin' Up!... these great Holiday items are on sale when you purchase the Bundle!   CLICK HERE for the flyer.  PLACE YOUR ORDER here online 24/7 from the convenience of your home!

Holiday bundle sale-001 
 

UPDATE: Decorative Label Punch will most likely be on backorer, so an Alternate punch being offered... CLICK HERE for the flyer.. you can get the Ornament Punch OR the Decorative Label punch with the TAGS TIL CHRISTMAS BUNDLE.

Bundle samples 

Signature sept 2010-001

Shop Now paper daisy-001


SPOOKY Halloween Tree

Halloween is coming!  Are you ready? Have you decorated and most importantly have you BOUGHT A BUNCH OF CANDY ??  :) 

To get you in the mood.. here is my latest Halloween Creation...

Halloween tree 

I got this idea from Jan Tink - I used a corner of one 12x12 sheet of Designer Paper from the NIGHT OWL package (item 123012, pg 9 Holiday Mini catalog from Stampin' Up!).... and I brayered over the top of the tree!  First, I punched a circle with a post it note, and put it on the white background, then began brayering.. first with Daffodil Delight, then Tangerine Tango then Cajun Craze.  I brayered a bit of Soft Suede at the bottom for the dirt. 

I added some stamped images from the DARK & DREARY stamp set (item 120837 or 121151, pg 7 of the HOliday Mini catalog) and then mounted it on Basic Black and Cajun Craze.

 

Order Supplies online anytime!  CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

 

  Signature sept 2010-001

Shop Now paper daisy-001

New color kits

 up to 60% OFF,click below then click Clearance Rack!


Wicked Simply Adorned Charm!

My friend Jan is so sweet... she made me this insert for my Stampin' Up! Simply Adorned Charm... I love our fabulous line of jewelry and this WICKED insert is really fun to wear this month!

 DSC05192

View more of my Simply Adored Charm samples HERE.

Simply Adorned Baubbles, pg 31 Holiday Mini Catalog

1/2" Raven black lace trim, pg 8 Holiday Mini Catalog.

Wicked Cool stamp set, pg 23

ScreenHunter_01 Oct. 10 18.53 

CLICK HERE to SHOP NOW for all your Stampin' Up! supplies !!!

Signature sept 2010-001

 

 

Shop Now paper daisy-001

Holidaybundles 
 

New color kits

 up to 60% OFF,click below then click Clearance Rack!


Christmas Projects Control Freak Blog Tour!

Dinnblogtour

WELCOME to the October 2010 Control Freaks Blog Tour !!!

You have probably joined me after visiting Liz's Blog and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour  :)   Our tour officially starts on Wed., Oct. 20th.. so if you are joining us early, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Wednesday morning for the full tour.

This month we are featuring Stampin' Up! Projects with a Christmas or December Holiday themePlease enjoy the samples and the tour !! 

My first project for you today... a "DOUBLE HIGH FANCY FAVOR BOX" - I used the Big Shot and 2 Fancy Favor Boxes, and attached 2 of the Die Cut Boxes together (see below) to make it taller than a single box! :)

Dbl fancy favor 

STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES USED TO DECORATE FANCY FAVOR BOX:

Wild Wasabi cardstock, Candy Cane Christmas Fabric (Holiday Mini Catalog), Two Tags Die, Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Tasteful Trim Die, Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Tags Til Christmas stamp set

TIP:  To make an extra tall Fancy Favor Box, just use Sticky Strip to attach 2 die cuts together!

Dbl fancy favor box 

My 2nd Christmas project for you is a Cone made from Designer Paper. Cut a 6x6 piece of DSP and roll it into a cone shape. Secure with Sticky Strip and add ribbon to the seam area.
Christmas cone 

STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES USED FOR THE CHRISTMAS CONE:

Candy Cane DSP, Two Tags Die, Homemade a la carte stamp, Tasteful Trim Die, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (ribbon), Silver Glass Glitter, Silver Tinsel Trim, Cherry Cobbler ink, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

TIP:  To easily apply ribbon to your project, place it on the MULTIPURPOSE ADHESIVE SHEETS first (pg 17 Holiday mini catalog), then just lift off and apply to the project!

Adhesive sheets 

My last project for you is a Christmas Card idea using MY DIGITAL STUDIO... all I did was insert a photo into one of the MDS Templates and added an MDS brad and our personalized text... HOW EASY IS THAT?  :)  LOVE IT!  I printed this at home and mounted it onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock, but for our Christmas cards this year I will definitely have Stampin' Up! print them for me with the new lower printing prices effective today! whohooo!

Deck the halls card 

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead and ENJOY THE BLOG TOUR!
 

Tourclickhere Please Visit Gretchen's blog by clicking on the link to the left! :)


 




Signature sept 2010-001

 


An MDS page for Ruth

Can I just tell you how much I LOVE using My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! !?  Ok,, well, I LOVE IT!! ;)

My friend Ruth recently had one of those .. you know... milestone birthdays! :) and her friends organized a party and asked for a special note, photo, card or scrapbook page, etc., to be sent in for a special book for Ruth.... well... MY DIGITAL STUDIO to the rescue... how easy was that to make something very special for Ruth!!?  :)

Ruth 

Hope your book turned out awesome, Ruth! I bet it is such an amazing keepsake!!

 

  Signature sept 2010-001

Shop Now paper daisy-001

LAST DAY FOR THE CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ - UP TO 80% OFF!!

Clearance rack arrow 


Halloween Letterpress Cards

Have you tried out the new LETTERPRESS PLATES in the HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG from Stampin' Up!?  They really lend a whole new aspect to stamping and crafting.. they are fun to use and I love the results!

Letterpress trick or treat 2 

Letterpress trick or treat 1 

I think these are great Halloween Cards!

Letterpress trick or treat 3 
 For best results, Stampin' Up! recommends using our Watercolor Paper (item 105019, pg 170) but I experimented with Naturals Ivory cardstock (#101849) and Whisper White cardstock (#100730) shown above.  I used CRAFT INK per Stampin' Up!'s instructions for the best results. 


CLICK HERE to SHOP NOW for all your Stampin' Up! supplies!!!

Signature sept 2010-001

 

CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ WITH UP TO 80% OFF ENDS MONDAY, OCT. 18th... DON'T MISS OUT!  CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW!!!

 Clearance rack arrow

 

Shop Now paper daisy-001

New color kits


Autumn Spice My Digital Studio Cards

Remember I posted a cardfront I made using the new Autumn Spice Digital Downloads for MDS?  Well, I printed out the front and an inside panel and made a hybrid card using Wild Wasabi Cardstock and a variety of embellishments.... gotta love these gorgeous leaves and fall colors and such QUICK results using My Digital Studio!!!

DSC05204 copy 

My Digital Studio Download used:

  • Autumn Spice Digital Kit, #122175

Stampin' Supplies used:

  • Chantilly Crochet Trim, #118480, pg 190
  • Victoria Crochet Trim, #118481, pg 190
  • Very Vanilla Seam Binding, #120999, pg 21 Holiday Mini
  • Antique Brads, #117273, pg 187
  • Wild Wasabi Cardstock, #108641, pg 167
  • Natural Ivory envelopes, #107302, pg 171
  • Wild Wasabi and Cajun Craze ink, pg 167, 168 (on envelope)
  • So Many Thanks stamp, #120173, pg 18 (on envelope)
  • French Foliage stamp set, #121166, pg 14 Holiday Mini (on envelope)


DSC05207 copy 

DSC05206 copy 

Remember... NEW LOWER PRINTING PRICES ARE COMING on Oct. 19th ... I can't wait to get some of these printed with our new lower prices!!  When I print at home, I use my Epson R1900 printer for the card fronts/inserts. 

 

Order Supplies online anytime!  CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

 

  Signature sept 2010-001

Shop Now paper daisy-001

New color kits

 up to 60% OFF,click below then click Clearance Rack!


Stocking up for Christmas - from the Clearance Rack!

Clearance rack arrow Wanna know what I just stocked up on ??? 

Lots of great goodies from the CLEARANCE RACK so I can wrap my Christmas Gifts in Style!!!  Gotta love these amazing bargains!!!

Clearance rack show all CLICK HERE then look for CLEARANCE RACK on the top left of your screen to find these GREAT items plus MUCH MORE!  BE SURE TO CLICK ON "VIEW ALL" on the right side to see alllllll of the clearance items!

ScreenHunter_03 Oct. 12 19.52 

ScreenHunter_02 Oct. 12 19.51 

ScreenHunter_04 Oct. 12 19.52 

All Clearance Rack items are LIMITED QUANTITIES.. so don't delay!  Get your orders in NOW before supplies run out!  CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER.

ScreenHunter_05 Oct. 12 19.52 
ScreenHunter_06 Oct. 12 19.53 

 
CLICK HERE then look for CLEARANCE RACK on the top left of your screen to find these GREAT items plus MUCH MORE!  BE SURE TO CLICK ON "VIEW ALL" on the right side to see alllllll of the clearance items!

  Signature sept 2010-001

Shop Now paper daisy-001

New color kits