Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cookie Labels

I have to share this story with you....I was mortified but you might get a laugh out of it.  Yes, I live in paradise....beautiful sunny days with palm trees swaying in a gentle breeze and all that but.....can you say "bugs"!  Lots and lots of bugs that just thrive in paradise....LOL!  Well....I had a sweet friend invite me to her cookie swap and attending said cookie swap were mostly ladies I had never met before.  So I bake lots and lots and lots of snickerdoodles Thanksgiving afternoon and put them in a nice tupperware type container so they will be safe from afore mentioned bugs....On Friday we had a few errands to do and were running late getting home so I run in the house grab my cookies and head to my neighbor's house.  As I open my container of cookies (in front of everyone) I find that there was an entire colony of ants that had apparently been hiding under the lip of the lid of my "bug safe container" and they were just waiting to jump in on my cookies.  I was mortified!!!!  Anywho.....the photo above shows the cookie labels that I made for my friend to set out so that everyone could label their cookies....guess I should have labeled mine Snickerdoodles with Ants....  I used 2 of the larger tags on the Two Tags die to make my base.....I just put them end to end and overlapped the bottoms (note that the die does make a score line).  The designer paper is from Festival or love love that paper!  I used the pinking edgelit from Finishing Touches to make the cute little edge from Old Olive cardstock.  Thta sweet tree is made using the Scensational Season being able to stamp and then use the coordinating framelit to cut it right scissors involved!  The name plate was made using the Oval Punch which fits nicely inside the Scalloped Oval Punch.  I tied it up with some of that beautiful striped ribbon I've been hoarding since it is retired!  I saw this one on pinterest which inspired this whole design. 

Don't forget the Online Extravaganza is ending in just a matter of hours!!!  Wed. the 28th specials are the Clear Block Bundle which is normally 66.95 on sale for 53.56 and the Clear Block Storage Caddy for said blocks which is normally 16.95 on sale for 13.56 and the Stack and Store Caddy which is normally 34.95 on sale for 27.96.  These items are on sale just for this last day of the sale but don't forget that this is the last chance to pick up those other goodies on sale also!!!  

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wine Bottle Tag

 I had a really hard time getting a good photo of this but I hope you can get the idea!  It really is super cute IRL....I had some ladies over for a stamp and stack the other night and we made these...everyone loved them.  So super easy to do but it sure dresses up a gift.  I used More Merry Messages for the sentiments.  I also used the Labels Collection Framelits and the Scallop Punch for this cute tag.  Stampin Up has so many fun things going on right now....check out this fun new product:

How cool is that?  I love the idea of putting them on things that have a story you don't want to forget like antiques or things that you have inherited and you want the kids to remember later why that something is special.  They are $7.95 for 10 tags (item #129723).

Friday, November 16, 2012

Exciting News!!!

I am so excited!!! I have some awesome news to share with you.  The Online Extravaganza is getting ready to kick off!!!  It starts at midnight on Monday November 19th and will run through November 28th.  Please make note that there will be special 24 hour only deals on both the 19th and the 28th.  I've seen some of the deals that will be offered and you do not want to miss this sale!!!!  Some stamp sets are 50% off!!!

You now that Stampin Up has partnered with Sizzix to offer some awesome products....well now for a limited time Stampin Up is offering the Texture Boutique.  This is a great alternative to the Big Shot for those who want to dry emboss!  Please take a few minutes to watch the video below and you will be surprised how cute this little machine is and how extremely portable.  Some demonstrators are posting that they use it in conjunction with their big shot because it is small enough to sit on their desk without much of a footprint and they can emboss away!  This machine does not cut but who doesn't love some rich texture!!!  Stampin Up has the machine for $29.95 (132657) and a special bundle deal including the machine and 2 embossing folders (Stripes and Flower Garden) for $39.95 (132770).  These are being offered as a special test market to see how well they are received so there are limited quantities for a limited time and then Stampin Up will decide if this is something that they will be continuing to offer.  Check it out below:
Also don't forget about the awesome promotion for new demonstrators going on now through Dec. not only get the amazing demo kit of $125 worth of Stampin Up product that you choose for $99 and free shipping but you also get your choice of color family ink pads (excluding neutrals) for FREE!!  That's another $50 value!!!  What's not to love about that!  No obligation to sell if you just want to take advantage of this awesome deal!  I'd love to answer any questions you might have....please just click the email me button in my sidebar!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Santa Tag #2

Here is my second Santa tag.....I made Santa's face with the Pennant Punch, Oval Punch, Ornament Punch, Bird punch and the Two Tag Die for the base tag.  The Do Not Open til Christmas is from the Tags til Christmas stamp set.  Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Naughty Santa Tag

I was searching the web for motivation for a tag it stamp and stack I was holding and I came across this cutie here.  I just had to make it!  I hand cut the actual tag shape and then used various punches to make my "Santa".  The "naughty" sentiment is from Tags til Christmas and the Do Not Open til Christmas is from More Merry Messages

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Tree Tag

This tag is made using one of the single stamps offered through Stampin Up for a limited time.  This is the Christmas Lodge tree stamp and I LOVE it!  I haven't even added any bling to it and I'm not sure I will....I like the rustic countryish look as it is!  This is one quick and easy tag!  I used the Two Tags Die to cut the tag out and then stamped the tree off center and added my sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  I used some gingham ribbon from my stash to just solidfy that countryish look I was going for.  Check out the individual stamps here as Stampin Up has taken some of their awesome stamp sets and broken them up so that you can buy them individually PLUS there are some never before seen ones, too!  These are only available this way through January 2...Stampin Up is doing a sort of pilot program to see how popular this option is.  I hope we see more in the coming year!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas in the Heart

Tonight I'm having some friends over to make some projects and one of the "stations" is going to be tags, hence, why you've seen me posting so many tags.  I wanted to have lots of samples to "jumpstart" their!  I just got this beautiful stamp in the mail Monday and I couldn't wait to play with it.  It's called Heart of Christmas and it is a single stamp with a lot of punch!  I love the fonts and the shape of it all!  I just cut out another tag with my favorite Two Tags die and stamped it with En Francais in Raspberry Ripple.  I cut it out with one of the Labels framelits.  I then added some Raspberry Ripple ribbon in a "pleated" fashion....super easy and actually pretty quick to put together. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Triple Time Stamping Gratitude

Have you tried triple time stamping yet?  It is so much fun and so easy but what a WOW factor with the finished product!  I learned how to do this by watching Dawn's video here.  I used the Day of Gratitude stamp set for my card and cut out the sentiment with the Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Staying tuned to the TV tonight to see election news!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Scentsational Tag


Again I used the Two Tags Die....LOVE that die!!!  I used a shape from the Apothecary Accents Framelits and stamped it with the En Francis Background stamp to make the background.  I made a rosette from the Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper as a base for my image.  The image is from the Scentsational Season Stamp Set and cut out with the coordinating framelits.  Remember you can save by purchasing this stamp set and framelits in a bundle here!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Heartfelt Gratitude Tag

I wanted to make a tag like the one on pg. 32 of the holiday catalog.  This is what I came up with.  I cut out my tag from one of the framelits in Apothecary Accents...LOVE that set!  I stamped the tiny floral image from Tiny Tags along the center.  The sentiments come from Fabulous Phrases.  I used the 1 3/4 Scallop Circle punch to make a base for my button which is from my button stash....have no idea where it came from...LOL!