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Beautiful Butterflies Cupcake Stand by Sharon and Ellen

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Last month at our Luv 2 Stamp Group Stamp A Rama gathering, Sharon and Ellen collaborated on the cutest project...

a butterfly cupcake stand and butterfly card!

Ellen 1 Sharon project 1
(yep, they are sisters :) )

Ellen's Cupcake stand:

Ellen 2

Made out of 3 butterfly die cuts from the Beautiful Butterflies die (and the Big Shot). pg 222, #114507 and the butterfly punch, pg 210, #119848

Ellen pieces 1
and the top is made from the Scallop Circle Die and the 3-1/2" circle and a doily

Ellen pieces 2

Sharon's coordinating Butterfly Card:

Ellen sharon 1

This card is made from die cuts from the same Beautiful Butterflies die, as follows:

Sharon butterfly pieces
Side view of Sharon's card:

Sharon side view

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Warmest of Wishes Fall card

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Last month our Luv 2 Stamp Group had a gathering we call Stamp A Rama .. it's a shoebox swap where we each bring the supplies to make a project... here is Sue's great card featuring the Warmest of Wishes hostess set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog.

Sue 2

by using the Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers, we wer able to get a quick multi colored image on the wreath.

Sue 4I love this .. Sue pulled the cards out of the Color Coach for us, so we could instantly see which colors were featured in her project.

Sue 3

Sue 1 copyThanks, Sue for your great project!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Stampin' Up!  Products in this card:

Warmest of Wishes hostess set, Holiday mini, pg 5

Leaves #2 Big Shot Die, pg 220, #113459

Square Lattice Embossing Folder, pg 218, #119976

2-3/8" scallop circle die, pg 210, #118874

1-1/4" circle punch, pg 212, #119861

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Stampin' Up! Fabric Bear with the Big Shot & Scallop Circles

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About today's Stampin' Up! Fabric Bears.... All I can say is

CUTENESS!!!!!

Fabric bears bears bears
When Sharon and Ellen came over to stamp a few months ago, Sharon brought the supplies to make these OH MY GOSH ADORABLE FABRIC BEARS!!!

HOW TO make the bears:

Use the Scallop circle die (#113468, pg 222 or HERE online), and the Scallop Circle #2 die (#113469, pg 222 or HERE online), and your Big Shot, and cut 6 of the smallest scallop, 1 medium and 1 large scallop with Stampin' Up! fabric for each bear:

Fabric bear 1

You will do the following steps to each scallop circle, stuffing them with cotton balls or batting:

Gathering scallops copy

{click photo to view larger}

then you should have 8 stuffed fabric balls:

Fabric bear stuffed balls

With a hot glue gun, attach the medium fabric ball onto the large fabric ball (like you are going to make a snowman) then add the 6 small balls for legs, arms and ears:

Fabric bear hot glue
Don't worry if your fabric balls are a little lumpy and funny lookin' like mine... you can "shape" them with your fingers to encourage them to look rounder.

embellish your bear with Stampin' Up! accessories as you wish.. you can see they are pretty small.... these are Stampin' Up! paper snips next to my bear:

Fabric bear scissors

The original inspiration came from Shelli's blog here.  And then you can read more details and see more photos on Lynn Pratt's blog here.

Fabric bears box
thanks Ellen and Sharon for a super fun crafty day!

Ellen sharon 9 2011

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BOO! Happy Halloween, MDS style!

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We had a great time at my MDS Hybrid Stamp a Stack class on the weekend.  One of the cards we made was a Halloween card that I previously posted HERE.

One of the beautiful and wonderful things about My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! is that once you create a design, you can resize it and repurpose it into many different projects... 

Boo banner frame card

So as you can see above, after creating the card design on the left, I enlarged the image to create an 8-1/2"x11" framed BOO project and then reduced the image to create a smaller 4"x12" BOO Banner, all with the same artwork, and all right within My Digital Studio.. so quick and easy!! 

Hybrid boo banner4"x12", scored at 3", 6" and 9", then accordion folded

 Add a little BLING with Basic Rhinestones and some googlie eyes from the craft store, and you have a cute project happening!

Banner close up

Banner close up 2
For downloads used in these projects, CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom of the post.

Boo frame

Now, go forth and create with My Digital Studio!! have fun with it!!

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Christmas Box and Journal

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I had so much fun a couple months ago when I made my Stampin' Up! Christmas Box with Ellen and Sharon. We each got these boxes for either having a new recruit or beign a new demonstrator in July. What a NEAT gift from Stampin' Up!  Sharon was kind enough to bring over some extra goodies so we also made 5x5 Journals with our left over Christmas Box supplies!

Christmas journal

You can order YOUR Christmas Box kit supplies for only $19.95... see details HERE. Item #129024.

here are our 3 journals

Christmas journals
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 I simply LOVE adding these fun Spice Cake buttons to my projects, then punching a 1-1/4" circle out of Stampin' Up! designer paper to add to the center.. too cute!

Christmas journal button

how fun is this!? 

Spice cake buttons


Spice Cake Buttons, #124113

Frostwood Lodge DSP, #124002

Holly Berry DSP, #124004

1-1/4" Circle Punch, #119861

 Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons, #125636

5x5 Art Journal, #108495

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Simply Sent Kits - Free Stamp Set Offer

Just a quick reminder that TIME IS RUNNING OUT to get your FREE STAMP SETS when you order 2 or more Simply Sent Kits!  CHECK THIS POST for more info.

I know I previously posted this idea for the Boxes made from the Simply Sent kits, but now that we made them in my Stamp Class last month, I thought I'd post the instructions and dimensions as well.

Simply sent boxes

To make the boxes from the Simply Sent Cards, you will need to make a few score lines with the SIMPLY SCORED TOOL (awesome!!) and then just a few small cuts.

Your boxes will look like this after scoring and cutting:

Box fronts

here are the cutting and scoring dimensions.. score on all dimensions shown and make small cuts along each side as shown:

Cutting scoring
After adding Snail in the spots shown, I folded the tabs so that it made a "box bottom" for each one, then simply "rolled up" the box ending with a lid section.

 

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It's Your Day

 

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123686

Everyday Wishes

 

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123684

You're Cherished

 

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124865

Chérissons les anges (French You're Cherished)

 

 

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Happy Halloween - spooky MDS cards!

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If you are like me.. you can't believe Halloween is right around the corner!!  I hope you enjoy these cute Halloween cards I created for my MDS Hybrid Stamp A Stack class.. enjoy!

Halloween hybrids

Halloween hybrid 2

Halloween hybrid 3

Halloween hybrid 1

Halloween hybrid 4

Halloween hybrid 5
don't forget to add a fun surprise inside!

Halloween hybrid inside 2 Halloween hybrid inside

After I create my card fronts in MDS I create my embellishments that will be punched out, then I save them as a .jpg and insert them onto an 8-1/2"x11" sheet to print... so here is what the sheet would look like when it's ready to print:

  Hybrid halloween

I printed out the sheets at home on my Epson R1900 printer, and my HP color laserjet printer.  If I had prepared these a bit more ahead of time I could have sent them through the Stampin' Up! MDS printing service, but alas.. I was not that organized.

I cut out the card fronts and adhered them to folded Stampin' Up! cardstock cards, and punched out the owls and the greetings to layer onto the cards.  Embellish with ribbon, punches, rhinestones, googlie eyes... and you have yourself some pretty cute cards!

 Stampin' Up! Supplies used for these cards:

  • My Digital Studio, #118108
  • Spook Central Designer Ensemble download, #127589
  • Spooky Bingo Bits download, #127616
  • Wiked Cool download, #127609
  • Owl Punch download, #122153
  • Spooky Things download, #127589
  • Grateful Heart Thanksgiving DSP download, #127620
  • Pick your Poison DSP download, #125608
  • Wicked Fun DSP download, #127609
  • Owl Punch, pg 213, #118074
  • Decorative Label punch, pg 209, #120907
  • Scallop Trim border punch, pg 211, #118402
  • Eyelet Border punch, pg 211, #119853
  • Assorted ribbon, pgs 194, 195
  • Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz
  • Rhinestones, pg 198, #119246
  • Stampin' Dimensionals, pg 206, #104430
  • adhesive, scissors, googlie eyes

 

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My Digital Studio favor box

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Yesterday you may have seen some of the boxes I made using the new Savor the Season MDS Hostess CD offering from Stampin' Up!

Today I am sharing 2 more of the boxes I made with that CD .. these are "non holiday" ... it's so easy to use this CD full of holiday images and turn it into something to use all year!

Lace box
All i did for this one was add the Hello Doily lace stamp digital download right over the green box pattern, and add a drop shadow.. that's it!! DONE!!!  TOO pretty, don't you think?

Lace box bottom
Below is another one... I used the blue box for this one and the ROOF GARDEN EMBELLISHMENT MDS download and turned it into a pretty spring time or Mother's day gift box... or can you imagine this for bridal shower decorations or gifts?

Blue flower box

above: front  /   below: back

Blue flower box back

Step 1: create your box in MDS

1. open MDS
2. click Multiple Output options
3. select 8-1/2”x11” portrait sheet
4. select Designer Template
5. scroll down to Savor the Season Gift Box
6. keep clicking next, and name your project.. then you will see them populate on your screen on 3 project pages
I enlarged and reduced them to different sizes and I added all the little “goodies” on top of them so that they would print with the embellishments on them.

 Before:                                          After:

Box 1 sheet Doily box page
Before:                                         After:

Box 2 sheet Page savor season box5

ABOVE:   all i did was add MDS images on top of the box image that comes on the CD and then I printed them with these "non-holiday" images... this really stretches the usefulness of this great product into the entire year!

Step 2: cutting and scoring

After you print it out, you will want to punch out any extra images if you added those to the page, then cut out along the perimeter of the box with your paper cutter, then use the Simply Scored Tool to add score marks 4 times for each box:

  Score box 1

Score along each of the edges that will form the box bottom - just be sure to align the edge of the printed box with any score mark/groove:

Score box 2

Cut out along all the tabs and sides that are not yet cut out... I like the Craft & Paper Scissors because of the long blades.. and no, don't gasp... i use one pair for paper and another pair for ribbon and fabric!

Score cut box 1

Step 3: Creasing, and adhesive

crease and fold along all score marks, using your bone folder:

Score cut box 2
Then add sticky strip to each tab:

Sticky strip box
Assemble, decorate and enjoy!

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Savor season content

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"Wrap it Up" Holiday blog tour

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WELCOME to the October 2011 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!

We are showcasing Holiday Boxes, Bows and Bags in this tour.

You have probably joined me after visiting Barb Mulikin'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 Thursday Morning, October 20th.. so if you are joining us early, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Thursday morning for the full tour.

I am highlighting Holiday Boxes that I made with My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up!! 

Savor the season boxes 3

(you can click any image to view it larger)

To make these boxes, I used the My Digital Studio Hostess CD from Stampin' Up! called Savor the Season.  This CD, loaded with holiday content, is available to hostesses with workshops over $150, or for any personal order over $150.  This is available as a limited time offer through Dec. 31, 2011,  ordering code 127752.

I used the box element on this CD for my projects today.  The images on this CD are for Christmas projects... but as you'll also see below.. I got creative and used them for other things as well. I combined some images from the Very Merry MDS download (#127756) for tags and embellishments.

Red white box
above: Savor the Season MDS box decorated with Candy Cane Christmas Fabric, pg 196, #121715

Medallion box
above: Savor the Season MDS box decorated with elements from the Very Merry MDS download (#127756), Christmas Lane SS kit - Holiday mini pg 26 (#124007).

Holiday box

Who says you need to use them for Christmas?  By adding Halloween images from Spook Central (#127589) and Wicked Fun (#127609) to the green box, I came up with this one:

Halloween box

check out the other side and bottom, too!  all done with My Digital Studio... but you could print out the boxes and stamp on them too!

Halloween box back Hallowen box bottom

You can add images to the box before printing (in MDS) or stamp them after printing.  I also added images around the edges of the sheet to make the most of my printed pages.

the sheets look like this when you download them from the program:

Box 1 sheet Box 2 sheet Box 3 sheet


THEN... they looked like this after I added the extra images and printed them.  I printed them on my Epson R1900 at home.  I punched out the extra images, and then cut out the box and scored it with the Simply Scored tool. 

Page savor season box1 Page savor season box4 Page savor season box3


I hope you will enjoy all that this CD has to offer!  I love it! 

I'll be blogging some of the other boxes later this week with more details and instructions, so please check back again.

 

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If you've been clicking on my "specials" link above, you probably already know that you can get FREE STAMP SETS THIS MONTH...

You can select ONE FREE stamp set from pages 192/193 with each two Simply Sent Card Kits you purchase in October!!

I hope you enjoy these samples from my class last week featuring the Simply Sent Kits!

I STEPPED IT UP on some of the cards.. adding extra stamps or ribbons... we had so much fun!

BELOW: SIMPLY SENT EVERYDAY ELEGANCE CARD KIT

(view it on pg 193 or ONLINE HERE)

Everyday elegance 1 copy

I make the "medallion" in My Digital Studio, and students punched them out with the 2-3/8" Scallop circle punch to embellish their card.

Everyday elegance 3

FEATURED PRODUCTS:  Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Card Kit, pg 193, Basic Black Scallop dot ribbon, pg 195, Creative Elements stamp set, pg 137

Everyday elegance 2

 

BELOW: SIMPLY SENT SWEET MOMENTS CARD KIT

(view it on pg 193 or ONLINE HERE)

Sweet moments 1 copy

FEATURED PRODUCTS: Sweet Moments Simply Sent card kit pg 193, You're Cherished set pg 193,

Sweet Floral background stamp pg 151, Elements of Style stamp set pg 134

Sweet moments 2

Sweet moments 3

BELOW: SIMPLY SENT GREAT DAY CARD KIT

(view it on pg 193 or ONLINE HERE)

Great day copy


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Promotion Details:  Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set!


Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:

Page

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122375

Simply Sent Great Day

$12.95

193

122377

Simply Sent Everyday Elegance

$11.95

193

122376

Simply Sent Sweet Moments

$13.95

And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:

Page

Item

Description


192

123682

It's Your Day

 

192

124685

Es tu día (Spanish It's Your day)

 

192

124800

C'est ta fête (French It's Your Day)

 

193

123686

Everyday Wishes

 

193

123684

You're Cherished

 

193

124865

Chérissons les anges (French You're Cherished)

 

 


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Blue Angels fly over San Francisco Bay - Fleet Week

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Going across the bay bridge to San Francisco is something we don't do nearly often enough even though we are less than 25 miles to downtown...

but we always make a point to go on Columbus Day weekend to see the Blue Angels during Fleet Week!

Eric and Jason and I went for the day and Jason and I took about 400 photos in 90 minutes.. we both love photography, but getting great shots of fighter jets going 400mph to 700mph is not easy!

Enjoy these photos we took .. I enjoyed making 12x12 scrapbook pages with them using My Digital Studio.

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12x12 blue angels-001

12x12 blue angels-002

I used the TRAVEL LOG 12x12 Designer Template for these pages

12x12 blue angels-003
Have you ever been standing right under a F/A-18 Fighter Jet when it goes SUPER SONIC and breaks the sound barrier????????? let me tell you.. it's one of the COOLEST things ever...

and to make it even cooler... Jason captured the Vapor Cone with my camera - see center photo above... you can read more about that HERE.. it is AMAZING to witness in person!

12x12 blue angels-004

12x12 blue angels-005

12x12 blue angels-006

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Signs of ... Fall??? {looks more like Spring!}

I had to giggle the other day when my dear friend Janice from IL emailed me and asked if we had fall colors in our leaves yet...  here in the San Francisco bay area, fall comes around Christmas time... we are still VERY green, and in fact, due to the recent rain and warm weather, my roses are sprouting all new growth again!

Here is a bouquet I picked from my garden this week:

Patty bouquet 3


here are some photos from my garden and looking down our street... still VERY green here!

Fall leaves 2

Fall flowers 1 copy

My roses think it's April... not October!

Fall leaves 3

Fall trees 1

My bouquet is on my desk where I can enjoy it each day..

October bouquet

So as you can see... not any fall colors here, Janice... :)

 

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They were supposed to be Halloween cards....

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I purchased the PICK YOUR POISON QUICK ACCENTS from page 9 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog... here is what they look like when you buy the pack of two 12x12 sheets:

Pick your poison

BUT.. I decided I really needed Thank You notes to send to my customers so I turned all of the Halloween die cuts into Thank You Die cuts!!!

Thank you pick your poison
and here is what I made!!...

Thank you cards
I made about 18 Thank You cards using those die cuts and the decorative strips that come in the package.  I only needed 9 sheets of Sahara Sand cardstock and a couple of 1/2 sheets from the Mocha Morning DSP pack.  I added some pieces of rbbon and brads to a few of them.

Thank you 1

{{click any image to view it larger}}

Thank you 2

Thank you 3

Thank you 4

Thank you 5

all of the cards above are 4x4 cards and then I also did two cards standard size (below)

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Gently Falling Stamp a Stack class cards

Don't miss the AMAZING SPECIALS from Stampin' Up! for October!

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I seriously think this is one GORGEOUS leaf set!!  GENTLY FALLING is on page 16 in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog, or you can view it online here.  When paired up with the new Spice Cake Designer paper (pg 19 Holiday Mini catalog), this is a real winning combo!!!

Gently falling 1
We stamped these cards in my Stamp A Stack class last month.

We used the "rock n roll" technique... the solid leaf images were inked in More Mustard first, then "rolled" around the edges in the Cajun Craze ink pad, then stamped.. Then the matching outline image was stamped in Early Espresso over the solid image.

Gently falling 2


Gently falling 2a

I love this embellisment idea.. punch out designer paper with the 1-1/4" circle punch and adhere it to the center of the new Spice Cake Designer buttons! (pg 18 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog or ONLINE HERE)

Gently falling 3

Gently falling 3a

Gently falling 4

Gently falling 4a

Here are the measurements for the folded part of the trifold card:

Gently falling scoring

Spice Cake Designer Series paper, #124003

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