Friday, 22 September 2017

Christmas Card using the Night in Bethlehem Bundle

I was so excited when Stampin' Up! released the Night in Bethlehem bundle! Yes we've seen sets similar to this in the past but none of them have had coordinating framelits! And these framelits are so beautiful.

The card that I'm sharing today would be a great one to mass produce because it's simple! Just a few stamped images and one die cut piece. Quick and easy!

Here's a quick video that shows you how it all goes together. You can find the full supply list below.

Have a creative day!

Rejoicing in Christ Supply List:

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Merry Cafe Pizza Box

The Merry Cafe stamp set has been so fun to play with! I've created so many projects with it, I could probably post a months worth of projects! But I won't there's so many other great products in the holiday catalogue I want to share with you too.

So as a little reminder that registration for the Merry Cafe Online Class ends on Friday (Sept. 22nd) I thought I'd share one last project. This project is NOT part of the 10 that are included in the class. Here are the details on how to create this little pizza box:

  1. Assemble pizza box by folding along all the score lines. Add a bit of adhesive (I find tear and tape or fast fuse works best) to the back flaps on the bottom part of the box. 
  2. Cut a 1-1/2" x 10-1/2" piece of the Painted Autumn dsp. I used the espresso patterned piece. Place the pizza box in the center of the strip and carefully fold along each side as you fold the dsp around the box. Attach one end of the dsp to the other end at the overlap. This creates a belly band. NOTE: don't attach the dsp to the box. That way the receiver doesn't have to rip into it to get it open. They can just slide the belly band off.
  3. Add a 3" x 3" piece of dsp (yellow one was used here) to a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of espresso cardstock. Add this to the belly band, applying adhesive horizontally across the middle. 
  4. Stamp the coffee cup using espresso ink onto a piece of dsp (the one with the tiny squares). Stamp the lid using cajun craze ink onto a scrap of vanilla cardstock. Cut both images out using the coordinating framelits.
  5. Stamp the Hello Fall greeting with espresso ink onto a piece of crumb cake cardstock and cut out the band using the coordinating framelit.
  6. Assemble your coffee cup as shown.
  7. Cut a 2" piece of copper trim and spread it apart so that it looks kind of like mesh.
  8. Ink up the top and bottom portion of the small coffee cup with tangerine tango ink. I left the Perk Up uninked. Stamp it onto vanilla cardstock. Cut it out using the coordinating framelit.
  9. Ink the tiny partial flower with daffodil ink and stamp it onto the band on the mini coffee cup and rotate it 180 degrees and stamp it again to make a full flower.
  10. Add a 1/2" x 3" piece of cajun craze cardstock that has been cut at an angle, to the box, about 1/2" from the bottom.
  11. Repeat step 10 with a 1/4" x 3" piece of soft sky cardstock.
  12. Add the copper trim to the top of the box. Note: I just added a bit of fast fuse to the dsp and stuck the trim on top.
  13. Using dimenstionals add both of the coffee cups.
  14. You are done!
These boxes are food safe so you could add some chocolate covered coffee beans, a pumpkin spice cookie, a Starbucks gift card or so many other options! I can't get enough of these little boxes, they are adorable!

If you want more ideas on what to do with the Merry Cafe stamp set, be sure to check out the online class below.

Do you love stamping, but find you're too busy to attend a class?
Do you love to craft at home in your pajamas?
Are you looking for creative ideas?
Then the Merry Cafe Online class is for you! This class is full of ideas on how to stretch the Merry Cafe stamp set all the way to Valentine's Day! Imagine having 10+ ideas at your finger tips for 1 stamp set!
Hesitant to purchase something from me when you don't know what the quality will be like? No worries. Here's a little peek at one of the projects you'll receive. You can view the instructions here and the video here. This is just a sampling of what you'll receive when you purchase the Merry Cafe Online Class.
All options include the following:
  • Supply List
  • Step-by-step instructions, with measurements for 10 projects (one of which is a fancy fold) all using the Merry Cafe stamp set.
  • Access to recorded videos for the projects that require a bit more explanation.
  • Tips & tricks for creating the projects.
  • Photos of a couple other projects created using the stamp set for even more inspiration.
Option 1: Tutorial Only - $19.95 Cdn
Anyone worldwide can purchase this option.
Option 2: Tutorial and Class Kit - $35
Maybe you already have a demonstrator or are a demonstrator - then this option is for you. Receive option 1, along with all the pre-cut, embossed pieces to create all 10 projects.
Option 3: Tutorial, Class Kit and Merry Cafe Stamp Set - $50
For this option you will receive the tutorial, the class kit, the Merry Cafe stamp set and a free gift.
Option 4: I want it all Bundle - $95
Receive everything in option 3 plus the Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups framelits. By purchasing this option, you are receiving the tutorial and the class kit FREE!!
Registration is open until September 22nd.
Have a creative day!
Merry Cafe Pizza Box Supply List:

Monday, 18 September 2017

Season of Joy Holiday Layout

Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was fabulous! I hosted my very first planner meet up, it was so much fun! There were 24 beautiful planner girls enjoying some dedicated planning time. I loved seeing all the different ways that everyone uses their planners and how everyone decorates them. I didn't get much of a chance to do any planning myself but am inspired to take some time this week to play.

I love to plan ahead and this layout is definitely planning ahead. It's all ready for some 2017 holiday photos to be added. I love how it turned out. Here are a few tips on recreating this layout:
  1. Base is a piece of crumb cake cardstock.
  2. I used a whisper white craft ink pad and just swiped it across the cardstock multiple times to create the smudged look in the background.
  3. The little cluster of snowflakes is from the Carols of Christmas stamp set and was stamped using black ink.
  4. The scalloped border was created using the scallop edge framelit from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. 
  5. The thin white layer in between the scallop border and the patterned paper is actually dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.
  6. DSP is from the Merry Music Specialty paper pack.
  7. The 'Season' is one of the stamps from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set just inked with a basic black marker.
  8. 'OF' is stamped using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set using crumb cake cardstock.
  9. 'Joy' is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.
  10. Black strip measures 3-1/4" x 9-1/2" and is meant to hold three 3x3 photos.
I am loving all the black, white and old olive color combination and you can't go wrong with throwing in a bit of crumb cake!

Have a creative day!

Monthly Reminders:

Free Card Kits
Spend $50 (before shipping & tax) using host code B379EYVP and you'll receive these two card kits along with a thank you card as a thank you from me! Visit my online store.

Season of Joy Supply List:

Friday, 15 September 2017

Masculine Birthday Card using Nature Sings

A friend and I are working together on creating projects for upcoming classes and the set we were recently working with is the Nature Sings stamp set from the annual catalogue. We were supposed to be created holiday themed projects using this set but for some reason I had fall on my mind and ended up creating this card. It was a happy accident though because now I have a great masculine birthday card for an upcoming fall birthday!

I combined the Nature Sings stamp set with the tree rings background stamp set and the leaflets framelits. Can I just say the tree rings background is GORGEOUS! Check it out stamped with whisper white craft ink onto espresso cardstock! Stunning!

I had borrowed this stamp to use but it has now been added to my wish list!

Have a creative day!

Monthly Reminders:
Free Card Kits
Spend $50 (before shipping & tax) using host code B379EYVP and you'll receive these two card kits along with a thank you card as a thank you from me! Visit my online store.

Nature Sings Masculine Birthday Card Supply List:
Click on any of the images to order from my Canadian online store. Your $50 online order qualifies you for two free card kits if you use hostess code B379EYVP.