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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Keeping Hands Warm On Cold Winter Days

I made up a lot of items for my church's holiday craft and bake sale which was held the past 2 Sundays.  I was so busy making up things, that I didn't have time to post pictures or instructions.  I'm trying to catch up but I know I won't be able to share everything so I'll share what I can and hope you all understand.

This is a handwarmer cover that I made up last minute.  


Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas (sentiment)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Woodland Textured Embossing Folder, Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Thinlits Dies (ovals), mini dimensionals
Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and accessories, paper snips

Directions:  The dimensions for the cardstock are 3.5" x 11" scored at 1" and 6.25"  The Woodlake EF is used to emboss the front panel of the holder.  The bottom 1" flap of the holder is stapled in place.  The Garden Green, Whisper White, Crumb Cake card stock is run through the Big Shot with the appropriate dies.  The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and cut out with paper snips.  Holder is assembled per the picture, using Tombow liquid adhesive for oval and trees.  Deer is attached with mini dimensionals.  The hand warmer packet is tucked in under the bottom flap and the front panel is tucked in on top of the handwarmer packet.

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

More Holiday Craft Items


I made a number of different craft items for my church's holiday craft and bake sale.  I'm late in posting these because of not having time with all the crafting.  Who knew it takes so long to write down all the details!  So, I'm going to be concise, but keep it simple.  H
ere goes:

These are mini matchbook holders that hold one wrapped York Peppermint Patty.  The kind in the little individual pouch, not the individually wrapped ones that are round.  The patty in the pouch is also round, but the packaging has an edge that can be stapled.



Supplies Used:
Paper:  Foil Frenzy Card Stock and coordinating solid card stock, Crumb Cake for the snowflake,
Tools:  Stitched Shape Layering Circles (1 7/8th Circle), Seasonal Layers Thinlits and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, stapler
Embellishments: Clear Faceted Gems, Year of Cheer Washi Tape.

Matchbook folder:  Paper cut to 2 1/2" wide by 6".  Scored at 3/4" and 3 1/2" 

Patty is stapled into the lower 3/4" flap.  The washi tape covers up the staples.

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Checking in with some Samples!

Hello all,

I'm just going to be posting a few pictures here for now, since I have things made but haven't had a chance to write anything up yet.  I'm working up items to sell at my church's holiday craft and bake sale and just when I think I'm done, I find something ELSE to make and so the blog posting gets put on the back burner again.  Feel free to start on these if you feel like making anything.

These are all the mini pizza boxes embellished with a variety of papers, techniques, and stamp sets/dies.

Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Real Red Card Stock, Vellum, Quilted Christmas 6x6" Designer Series Paper, White Enamel Shape colored with Red Sharpie Marker.

Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Champagne Foil, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Chocolate Chip Card Stock, Wood Snowflake element (retired).

Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper, Card Front Builder Framelits Dies, Basic Black Ink, Sentiment from Christmas Pines 

Pizza Box top embossed with Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sponged with Pool Party and Island Indigo ink, Wink of Stella on center 'medallion', clear faceted gem, Pool Party Satin Stitched Ribbon wrapped around side of box.

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Christmas Is Coming!

I always hate it when Christmas stuff starts coming out before Halloween.  It just doesn't seem right somehow.  However, the reason that I haven't been online for quite a while is for 2 reasons.  1)  I was on vacation for 17 days and got back on the 13th and 2) I've been working like a little busy beaver making Christmas craft items for my church's holiday craft and bake sale coming up the end of November.  Who knew that there were so many neat and trendy craft items showing up at craft fairs around the country?  I've been working on a number of items and will be sharing those here as soon as they're complete.  Stay tuned!

Kathy

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ahhhhh, WOOD!

Hello!  This lovely masculine card was made by Amanda Mertz.  I've discovered that I have few cards with a masculine theme so was very happy to come across this one.

First the card:

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  None
Ink:  None
Paper:  Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide Card Stock.
Tools and Accessories:  Paper Trimmer, Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Accessories, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, multipurpose glue, SNAIL adhesive

Directions:
I attached a panel of Very Vanilla to the card base of Tranquil Tide.  I then cut a piece of Very Vanilla slightly smaller than the Very Vanilla mat.  I then cut 3/4" strips out of several of the Wood Textures paper with my paper trimmer, and lined them up on a Very Vanilla panel, unevenly like with real flooring, attaching them with SNAIL adhesive as I went.  I trimmed the edges so they were all even, then wrapped a piece of the ribbon around the wood panel attaching it in the back with tape.  Tied another piece on the front into a bow, and then attached the wood element to the card base with SNAIL adhesive.

I used the three snowflake dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies set and cut one of each out of Whisper White card stock using the Big Shot.  Attached to the card front with a drop of multipurpose glue.

This could also be done with other patterned paper to resemble a strip quilt.

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!

Celebrating Winter with Color Theory

Hello stamping friends!  I know it's not even officially Fall yet, but I came across this card making idea from Patty Bennett's blog.  She used the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack to make this awesome winter themed card.  They've already had snow in Montana but I'm sure hoping it holds off for a long time here in Wisconsin!

Anyway, first the card:

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  None
Ink:  None
Paper:  Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Color Theory Memories & Mark Card Pack
Tools and Accessories:  Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Accessories, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL adhesive.

Directions:
I cut down one of the large cards with the snowflakex image from the Memories and More Card Pack, adhered it to a Soft Sky panel, and then to the Dapper Denim card base with SNAIL adhesive.  I then took the smaller card with the 'Let It Snow' sentiment, cut it down a bit, adhered it to a soft sky panel and then to the card front with SNAIL adhesive.

To make the snowflakes, I used the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and the snowflake thinlits from the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Die set, and cut one of each size using the Big Shot.  These were attached to the card with a drop of multipurpose glue.  You can't see it in the picture but the snowflakes are really glittery in real life!  I also used some clear Wink of Stella on the word 'snow'.

This layout would also work using other elements in the Card Pack and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.

Easy Peasy!

Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 15, 2017

MASCULINE HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Ok, I think we'll all agree that you can never have too many birthday cards.  I have to admit however, that when it comes to birthday cards, I have plenty for women and not so many for boys or men.  So, I decided to go easy on myself and make up a couple masculine cards.

First the card (which was recently sent to a 16 year old boy):



Supplies Used:
Stamps:  None
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
Tools:  Happy Birthday Thinlit Die, Big Shot Diecutting Machine and accessories, Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Sponges, Gold Metallic Sequins, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL adhesive

Directions:  Card base is Soft Suede.  Cut mat of Bermuda Bay.  Cut mat of Soft Suede and run through the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  Lightly rub Early Espresso over the embossing to show detail. Attach to card base and mat with SNAIL.  Run Happy Birthday thinlit die through Big Shot using Bermuda Bay card stock.  Attach to card with liquid glue.  Embellish with gold metallic sequins using liquid glue.


This card was also made using Chocolate Chip and Lemon Lime Twist card stock, sponged with Basic Black, and embellished with Silver Metallic Sequins.



Check out my Stampin' Up! website if you'd like to order any of the above items, at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinkathy/  Just click on the 'shop now' button and it will take you to my online store.  Happy Stamping!


Keeping Hands Warm On Cold Winter Days

I made up a lot of items for my church's holiday craft and bake sale which was held the past 2 Sundays.  I was so busy making up things,...