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).


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


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).


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!?
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Stampin’ Up! Convention 2010 – Bonnie & Jill

Oh I just love Bonnie Thurber and Jill Kocherhans,.. they are 2 LOVELY ladies who work at Stampin' Up!, they are amazing stampers, they have AMAZING voices and they are just lovely lovely ladies all the way around!! 

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Left: Jill Kocherhans, Right: Bonnie Thurber

They entertained us at Convention with an amazing stamping presentation and ended it by singing a fabulous song.. I just love you, gals!! 🙂

So the FIRST WOW was this card…..  guess what that brown flower is ….

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They TEXTURED a piece of CHIPBOARD in the BIG SHOT with the LATTICE embossing folder!!!

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Then used a sponge dauber and some Craft Ink Refill to "color" the texturized chipboard… OH>> PICK ME UP OFF THE FLOOR!  I LOVE THIS!!!!!!

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Next, check out this cute cupcake kit.. give this to a hostess or a friend, complete with a box of cake mix.. how fun!!

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and for another cute gift idea.. how about these little square notecards in a box?

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Bonnie.. you are so fun… can't wait to see you again in Sept. 🙂
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Loved this pull out card idea… complete with a darling pinwheel on the front!

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For the pinwheel, she cut a square of DSP, drew an X from corner to corner with a pencil, then cut with scisssors ALMOST to the center on each line (leave about 3/4").

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Poke a hole in the center with the pokey tool (Paper Piercer).

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punch a 1/16" hole in each corner

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put a brad in one hole at the corner and bring it to the center and repeat with each corner until they all pull to the middle. . then secure it to the card with the same brad.

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At the end of their fabulous Stamping presentation they sang SISTERS from the old movie White Christmas.. it was just amazing, and we were so blessed to hear their gorgeous voices! 

Thanks, Bonnie & Jill for all you do !!

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Super Cute Button Bracelet!

My friend Steph Leider made this adorable button bracelet – she gave them to several of us at Convention… isn't it just WAY too cute!?  Thank you sooooooooo much Steph!!

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She used stretch cord and small beads (available at craft stores) and our FABULOUS NEW Designer Bright Collections buttons!  Here are a couple close ups to help you see how she strung them:

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Steph used the Brights Collection plus the Certainly Celery button from the Subtles Collection. You could mix and match and use any color combo you want!  You could have one for each outfit! 🙂


buttons found on pg 186 in the Stampin' Up! catalog


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Stampin’ Up! Convention 2010 – Sweeeet Treats!

Just wanted to share more of the amazing "paper sweet treats" that were on display at the Stampin' Up! convention in July …. I just can't imagine creating all these wonderful paper treats…  the artists at Stampin' Up! are BEYOND Amazing!!! 🙂

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These paper strawberries were amazing.. I'm told they were made with the CLEAR FLOWER DIE (pg 207, item 114534) and the scallop circle punch (pg 201, item #119854) and the Island Floral Die (pg 206, item 118871) with the Big Shot!  SOOO COOL!

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I'm not even hungry right now but I could totally even EAT these cute paper cupcakes!!

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Below: super cute cake made from the PLAY DATE Designer paper (pg 175, item #117168):

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Stampin’ Up! Convention – More Fun Fabric Projects

On Check In Day at the Stampin' Up! Convention last month, I was browsing through the display areas… (OH MY GOSH>>> tooo fun!) and snapped this photo of one of the employees wearing an apron made from the new Stampin' Up! Fabric:

1 fabric apron I chatted with her for awhile, and I'm sorry I can't remember her name.. she was so sweet!!  She explained that the aprons that the employees were wearing would be given away on the last day of convention.. wow.. how fun is that!?  They were adorable!!! 🙂

AND.. get this.. she says, 'Oh I look at your blog" !!  I was like OH MY GOSH>> SERIOUS??  That was too cool!! 🙂

Anyway.. sure enough, on the last day of Convention when Shelli and Sara did their main stage presentation, they came out with a basket of all the aprons and drew names and gave them all away!! 

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Sara demo'd these 2 adorable cards using fabric strips as accents:

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Here are a few more projects that were on display that use the new Stampin' Up! fabric:

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a fabric placemat made with the Pennant Die (#113483):

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I thought that fabric purse was just THE CUTEST EVER !!!  The ruffles are made with fabric strips cut with the Perfect Setting Die (#115961).

Fun cards made with fabric and a new trim die available in the Holiday Mini .. I can totally see myself doing this A LOT !


  This is how the fabric will come packaged.. there are 2 packages to select from, each with 3 different designs in them.

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AND THE BEST PART…. they will come with fun project instructions… while supplies last!



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Stampin’ Up! Convention 2010 – Halloween Ideas pt 1

DSCN3000 copy These fabulous Halloween Ideas all came from the Color Confections Product Showcase at the Stampin' Up! Convention 2010 in Salt Lake City, UT.

I cannot even FATHOM the HOURS spent making all the creations displayed at Convention .. I hope that you will be delighted with these amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing Halloween Creations!!!

Below:  Mini Milk Carton Die (#117310)

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Below: Pillow Box Die (#113466)

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Below Left: New black rhinestone jewels coming the the Holiday Mini catalog

Below Right: new Candy Wrapper die coming in the Holiday Mini Catalog

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Below: Wicked Fun Halloween DSP (#117400)

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Below: paper pumpkins.. punch out circle or oval shapes with a variety of cardstock colors, fold all in 1/2, layer together and staple in the center.. fan out until you achieve desired shape

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