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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thanks Friend!

This box is the perfect gift for anyone on your list, and can be given for any reason, or no reason at all.  It's perfect for that special friend who you want to thank in some way and they don't really need anything.  But everyone needs a handmade, special thank you box, don't they?


Products Used:
Stamp Set:  Window Shopping
Paper:  Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers, Soft Sky Ink Pad, Versamark
Embellishments:  Copper Embossing Powder
Tools:  Window Box Thinlit Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Heat Tool

Directions:   View Stampin’ Up! youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81T-PtHcFE4  . Construct box using Flirty Flamingo card stock using dotted thinlit die for side panels.  Cut large leaf/flower design using thinlit from Whisper White card stock.  Attach to top of box.  Stamp ‘Thanks’ and ‘Friend’ from Window Shopping in Versamark on Very Vanilla card stock.  Emboss with Copper Embossing Powder.  Trim to size.  On separate piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp ‘For Being A Friend’ in Soft Sky ink.  Trim and attach to ‘Thanks Friend’ panel.  Attach to top of box with Dimensionals.  Using Mint Macaron and Flirty Flamingo markers, stamp the small flower/leaves image from Window Shopping on Whisper White scrap, 4 times.  Fussy cut with paper snips.  Attach to sentiment as shown.

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, May 15, 2017

Lotus Blossom Box

This box can be used for any occasion:  birthday, anniversary, anything that needs a little something extra.
Products Used:
Stamp Set:  Window Shopping
Paper: Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Crushed Curry
Embellishments:  Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Lace Doilies (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Tools:  Window Box Thinlits Dies, Succulent Framelits Dies, Fringe Scissors, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and accessories.

Directions:  View Stampin’ Up! youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81T-PtHcFE4  .  Construct box using Mint Macaron card stock using the hearts thinlit for the side panel cutout.  Using the three largest flower petal dies from the Succulent Framelits, cut 2 each of the 3 dies in Sweet Sugarplum card stock.  Curl petals using a bone folder.  Glue together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  To create center of flower, cut a ¾” x 11” strip of So Saffron card stock with Fringe Scissors (or use paper snips), and roll, gluing as you go.  Once dry, spread the fringe out to fill in the center of the flower.  Glue.   Set aside.  Stamp ‘Open Me’ on to So Saffron card stock and cut with oval from Window Box Thinlit set.  Stamp with small flower stamp from Window Shopping stamp set in Crushed Curry ink.  Cut length of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine, thread through tag and tie a bow.   Attach a Lace Doily to top of box, then the ends of the Baker’s Twine to the bow is at the edge of the box and tag hangs below edge, and attach flower a bit toward the back.
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, May 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Box

Are you like me and someone's birthday comes up and you want to get them something but you want to do more than just a card?   I never know what to get for people who already have everything that they need so I usually try to give them something that they wouldn't get from anyone else. 
I will be showing a selection of treat boxes using the Window Box Thinlits Die.  To make the treat box, your best bet is to watch the youtube video by Stampin’ Up! here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81T-PtHcFE4  to get the inside scoop on how to cut out the box and fit all the components together.  I had to watch this a couple of times to make sure that I had it right.  There are several tricks and tips for using this wonderful die set that are easier learned through a video.  Once your box is constructed, you can go about creating the embellishment that goes on top.
Products used:
Stamp Set:  Window Shopping (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Paper:  Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Ink:  Dapper Denim, Marina Mist
Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Cucumber Crush Thick Baker’s Twine, 3/8” Metallic Ribbon Gold (2016 Sale-a-bration)
Tools:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Window Box Thinlit Dies, Layering Circles Framelit Dies, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and accessories.
Directions:  View Stampin’ Up! youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81T-PtHcFE4   .  Cut out and assemble box in Emerald Envy card stock using the candles thinlit for the side panel cutout.  Stamp Happy Birthday and Make A Wish sentiments on Very Vanilla card stock in Dapper Denim ink leaving enough room between them for the ribbon.  Cut out with 2.625” Layering Circle die.  Cut appropriate sized Dapper Denim and Marina Mist scalloped circles from Layering Circles framelits die.   Stack circles with dimensionals in between each layer.  Wrap ribbon around stack and tape to the underside.  Set aside.  Stamp ‘Open Me!’ sentiment on scrap of Whisper White, stamp cupcake design in Marina Mist ink, and cut out with oval die from Window Box Thinlits.  Thread baker’s twine through hole in oval tag and tie a bow.  Attach to underside of circle stack so tag hangs over the edge of the box.  Attach circle stack to top of box with dimensionals.  Fill with candy or other treats of your choice, and then wait for the ohhhs and ahhhs!
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,...