Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gone Batty

As you may or may not know, both Cammie and I are batty over our big shot and we saw this adorable bat box on Shelli Gardner’s, CEO and founder of Stampin Up, blog that she made using the petal cone die.  As blog master I kindly challenged Cammie to take Shellis bat box and create her own.  In typical Cammie style she went batty and  created not one bat box but 2.  One using the perfect pennant die #123126 and one using the pillowbox die #113466


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Won’t you be my neighbor?

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Todays post is 0ne that is sure to please.  Cammie made this adorable Halloween treat box for the young trick- or treaters in cute costumes (not the teens that dress up as themselves)!  These kids sure are lucky to be Cammie’s neighbor with such an adorable treatbox.  This box was made using 2 pieces cut from the mini milk carton die and then modified by cutting off one side before decorating it, assembling, filling with candy and tieing it with bow. Your treat for today is a view of how to prepare the milk carton die to make the box.


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Pumpkin Box

I made a bunch of these darling pumpkin boxes from Pumpkin Pie cardstock and using the Bitty Box die.  I then filled the box with 3 nuggets that were wrapped using the Halloween sentiment from the Its a wrap Holidays stamp set (#122772).  The mouth of the jack-o-lantern started out as a large oval and then I hand  cut the teeth to form the mouth.  Eyes were cut from the new 1″ square punch (#124094).  These boxes were quick and easy to make and are sure to please those who receive them.

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  Stay tuned for another treat box tomorrow

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Plant Hope

Today’s post is a card done by Cammie using the ever popular Plant Hope stamp set (#120540).  This card is very detailed and like all cards they are much prettier in person but none the less Cammie did a great job making a masculine birthday card. I particularly like the way that Cammie used the 1 1/4 inch black and white striped ribbon to attache the sentiment.

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Inspired by Nature-Sympathy

  Yesterday’s post featured the Inspired by Nature stamp set for a birthday card and today I am piggybacking on that to make a sympathy card.  The cattails were created using the retired slot punch. I added chocolate chip ribbon and embellished with the love and caring stamp and punched with the decorative label punch.

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Live Life with Passion

3sisters2stamp want to wish their brother a happy birthday! This is the card I made for my older brothers birthday.  The inspired by nature stamp set is one of those sets that is a must have.  It is quick and easy and can be used for almost any occassion.  I stamped the grass in old olive and then used my SU markeres to add colorful blooms.  I added the beautiful wings butterflys, stamped the sentiment and added the yummy lucky limeade ruffled ribbon.


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Magnificent Lollies

Cammies final 2 cards from our Hello Doily workshop are today’s post

 The first card is a wonderful card using the paper lollies created using the amazing simply scored tool. The card base is 4.25 X 5.5 piece of Flirtatious DSP. Cut 2 scallop circles from the perfect pennant die out of pumpkin pie stamped with delicated doily.  She then scored every valley using the simply scored board and sliced to the center of each scalloped circle.  Then fan fold using the mountain/ valley folding technique and attach the two pieces together. Add centers from boho blossom punch and attach with designer printed brad.  The wisteria lolly is a piece of Flirtatious DSP cut 1.25 x 12 and scored every quarter inch using the simply scored tool.  The markers on the simply scored tool made came in handy! Then fan fold using the mountain/ valley folding technique and attach the two ends together to form a circle. The tag was created using 2 shapes from the matchbox die and word window punch.

 Cammie knew she would share the love of the hello doily stamp at a workshop the moment she won the stamp from the prize patrol at the Stampin Up convention.  Her card layout is simple but yields a magnificent card.  Stamp the hello doily on very vanilla using pumpkin pie ink.  The center is done using the build a blossom stamp (so saffron cardstock and more mustard ink) and coordinating build a blossom punch then attach an antique brad to the center. Add a strip more mustard paper using the dotted scalloped ribbon border punch and wrap with the espresso quilted ribbon from the holiday mini.


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Queen for a Day

Continuing with the doily workshop today I am featuring Cammie’s over the top card.

 The queen for the day focal piece detaches and is a ribbon necklace.  The main piece is the largest  beveled window pane and stamped with the You’re a Gem stampset. The stamped image was attached to the back beveled window piece using StampinUp adhesive sheets.  The background was  stamped with whisper white craft ink on mambo cardstock using the perfect words stampset.  the Hello Doily was stamped with mambo ink on pumpkin pie cardstock and hand cut. The border strips were cut from flirtatious DSP and pumpkin pie cardstock using the tasteful trim Bigshot die.  This card is a true keepsake  and wowed the customers.



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Doily Tree tops

  This is the final card of mine for the doily workshop before I move on to Cammies magnificant doily cards.  I created the fall scene using fall colors and the triple doily punch. Tree trunks are hand cut and the fall leaves are the insides of the doily images.  The clouds were created using the cup cake punch as a guide and daubing white craft ink to create the sky.  Finished card by wrapping bakers twine around the front.  Still need to add a sentiment once I figure out who I am sending it to.  Stay tuned for Cammies cards- you won’t want to miss them.

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Hello Doily meets Delicate Doily

In keeping with the doily theme and inspiration from the Flirtatious DSP color scheme my stepped up card for the workshop is featured in todays post.

 I randomly stamped delicate doily stamps in pretty in pink and daffodil delight ink on white cardstock.  I then embossed the hello doily image in white craft ink and white embossing powder on wisteria cardstock. I then cut out and adhered to card front. I then made a looped ruffled ribbon from a 1″ strip of Flirtatious DSP.  I used the sueding technique to create the mambo flower. I punched 2 fancy flowers and distressed them and then peeled them apart to create multiple layers that  I scrunched together and secured with a wisteria polka dot designer printed brad.  This card was a lot of work but so worth it.

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