Sunday, October 31, 2010

Stationary Box

This is my first attempt at a Stationary Box. You can find the directions at I'll admit, it as easier than I thought to put together and the video tutorials on SCS really helped. I need to see something before I get it in my head. LOL! Anyway, I made this for a raffle auction fundraiser for a Craft Bazaar that I'm participating in on November 19th and 20th from 5-9 on Friday and 9-3 on Saturday. It will be at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church/School on 191st Street and SR 37 in Noblesville. Hope you can stop by.
This is the box all folded up with everything inside.

Take the lid off and this is what folds out and is inside.

There are 4 of the regular sized cards, 4 of the mini 3x3 cards and 4 Thank You tags.

The part of the box that folds out contains a small address book and a pocket that contains 8 stamps. The little roll at the bottom is for a pen but the only pen I had that fit was bright blue. I think I need a different, more neutral colored pen. Bright blue just doesn't cut it!

This is a more close up view of the cards the box contains.
I will say that I think this turned out great and it was very fun to make...but, boy, did it take a long time to create. Maybe because it was my first just seemed like it took forever and maybe will get easier each time I make them. I would love to make a Christmas box so that may be next.
I used most all Stampin' Up! products. The designer paper is the Specialty paper out of the Mini Catalog....Autumn Spice. This dp is ultra thick and perfect for making a box. It's very sturdy. The stamp sets I used were Day of Gratitude, also out of the mini. And, Just Believe, out of the Big Idea Book and Catalog. Just Believe is located on page 109. I also used More Mustard and Early Espresso cardstock.
If you'd like to order one of these, please let me know. I'm not sure of the pricing did take forever to make! LOL! You can also order any of the Stampin' Up! items by clicking on the link over to the right of this post. The link there will take you to my 'store'.
Thanks for looking at my fun paper stuffs!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just Believe!

I love the Just Believe stamp set out of the big catalog (page 109)....Just Believe. The sentiments remind me of the faith we can choose to have in believing in Jesus. Sometimes we need to take that step and believe to see all that HE has for us. This month is Minister/Pastor Appreciation Month and I made this for our minister and his family. We included a special fun treat for them in the card. I'm sure their kids will enjoy it! ;)

As for the card, I used Baja Breeze cardstock for the base of the card. It is a 5x5 sized card which gives one a little more space to play! I also used Crumb Cake and Soft Suede cardstock for layering and included a strip of the Soft Suede on the inside of the card. The scalloped edger punch from Stampin Up was used as well as Elegant Sairee designer paper that can be found on page 175 of the Big Idea Book and Catalog. I used markers and ink of the same colors to color directly on the floral stamp. I added Wild Wasabi green for to the grass and stems. I also used the 1 3/4 Circle Punch (page 202) as well as the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Extra Large punch (page 200)

If you are interested in purchasing the items to make this card, let me know by posting a response or by checking out the links to the right. Just click on the Big Idea Book and Catalog and it will take you to my website. You may also purchase this card already made up directly from me. The cost is $3.

Enjoy your day and JUST Believe!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Coasters for Special Events!

Are you looking for a special party or wedding favor to give to people who come to your event? I may be able to help you out. I made these for a friend who plays the harp for wedding, corporate events, etc. She played at our wedding and is exceptional. Her blog is at the end of my blog. She is doing a small bridal show and needed 25 gifts to give to the people who are coming to the event. She ordered these tiles to give to the Brides-To-Be. They will be given in a pretty mesh bag with both our business cards. I think they turned out lovely and would be so excited, if I were a bride, to get one of these as a 'freebie' at an event. I hope all her potential clients will enjoy the coasters.

I also personalized one tile with our monogram and wedding date to use as a sample for customers. I think these would make lovely gifts for a bride. One could include 2 coasters, 2 wine glasses with a bottle of wine and it would make a lovely gift for a Bridal Shower or Engagement party. Coasters such as these would also be great as bridal, anniversary or wedding favors for guests.

If you are interested in tile coasters for your special event, leave your info in the comments section and I'll get back with you. The coasters sell for $2.50 each. 25 or more sell for $2.00 each. 100 or more sell for $1.75 each.

Supplies: Tiles from local home improvement store.
Staz-on Ink
Just Rite Wedding Ensemble Stamp Sets and letters/alphabet
Felt 'buttons' for bottom of coaster corners

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Fun Finds us!

I had my Monthly Stamp Club here this past Thursday and these are the 4 items we made. You can purchase the items for these cards on my Stampin Up website or you can contact me to order the already made up cards. Happy Fall, Ya'll!!

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Glossy White, Confetti White
Stamp Sets: Autumn Harvest, Holiday Best (sentiments)
Ink:Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Aqua Painter, Brayer, Pumpkin Pie ribbon

Cardstock: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Fall Spectrum Pad
Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy, Perfect Punches
Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches, Very Vanilla satin ribbon

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Basic Black
White thread, 1 3/8 circle punch and scalloped circle punch

Pillow Box Sizzix Die
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White,
Extra large oval punch, 1 and 1 3/8 circle punches, clear window sheet.
I hope everyone has a wonderful fall enjoying the leaves, pumpkins, cooler weather, Halloween fun and all.....

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!

In honor of World Card Making Day, I am offering 10% off any Stampin' Up! order placed in the next 24 hours. I will close off the sale at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, October 3rd, Eastern Time (I had to ask my husband..if you know me well you know I do NOT 'get' time zones. LOL)

Click on any SU catalog to see items and e-mail me with your order. You can not get the % off if you order directly at my SU site....the order needs to be placed by me and sent to you or picked up locally!

Happy Stampin and hope you all get a chance to get INKY today! I have!