Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper Birthday Card

foilfrenzydspstampinupcandyrattrayFoil Frenzy, one of the specialty Designer Series Papers in the annual Stampin' Up! catalog, makes quick work of fancy, luxurious birthday cards full of punch and pizzazz.  And look at the Mini Gift Bows!  Aren't they adorable??!!!  I seriously love them!  And although they do squish a 
bit in the mail, they actually travel quite well.


Today's share is very much a quick and easy card.  Plus it uses just one punch.  Easy on supplies, easy on your schedule:  that's a winning combination for me!  I opted for Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for its really pretty, somewhat delicate font to contrast with the bold pattern and colors in Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper and super glitz of the Mini Gift Bows.  Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set has a variety of greetings, so you can stamp something on the inside as well:)

Come back tomorrow for another quick, easy, and fancy birthday card featuring Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper.  The best way to do that is to subscribe to my blog.  Then you don't miss any of my posts!  At the very top of my blog you will see "subscribe."  Just click, enter your email, and you will get ALL my blog posts delivered to your inbox where you can read them when you're ready.  I don't want you to miss anything I share! LOL

Thanks so very much for stopping by today.  I love sharing with you!  As always, the Stampin' Up! supplies used here are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  




Christmas Gift Tags, Easy and Elegant with Ready for Christmas by Stampin' Up!

readyforchristmasstampinupholidaycatalogchristmasgifttagcandyrattrayHello there and welcome back to my 31-Day Blogging Challenge where I'm playing catch-up!  I have TWO beautiful, elegant gift tags for you today that come together in just minutes.  Jamie is part of my Southern Sweet Stampers team (read about us here!) and designed these Christmas gift tags for a training event I hosted.  My training events are all about showcasing ideas from new Stampin' Up! catalogs, and this one focused on the Holiday Catalog.  Aren't these Christmas gift tag christmasgifttagstampinupcandyrattrays pretty??!!!

Both these tags are easily adapted to what you have on hand.  Or grab the really lovely Ready for Christmas stamp set (and coordinating framelits, in a bundle for 10% off savings:).  IMHO, it's a Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog must-have!  And you might want to grab some of the very cute embellishments (Mini Ornaments and Season of Glitz Gift Bows) to make your tags really pop on your gifts/gift bags!

I must admit that I sometimes get so busy with my handmade Christmas cards, cute handmade gifts and home decor for the holidays that I totally forget to make my Christmas gift tags.  It' the last minute and then I'm scrambling. I do NOT want to be at the store on Christmas Eve purchasing those cheesy, cheap Christmas gift tags when I could have made gorgeous ones in just minutes if I had just remembered!

In case you have had a similar experience, take these ideas and run with them NOW!  Seriously, as soon as I'm done with my handmade Christmas cards, I am pressing on with Christmas gift tags.  Pretty, easy, elegant, and done!

Both these handmade Christmas gift tags rely on the Big Shot and cute embellishments from the Stampin Up! Holiday Catalog to make them come together quickly and easily but still have plenty of pizzazz.  Everything used is listed and linked to my online store for your convenience.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are inspired to make some Christmas gift tags...well before December 24th! LOL





Halloween Lollipop Holder-Spooky Cat Bundle

Welcome back to my 31-Day Blogging Challenge.  Who likes cute Halloween treats???  Most everyone!  

I love how we can take our paper crafting supplies and make handmade cards, scrapbook pages, AND cute treat holders and favors!  I use my supplies a LOT!  Spooky Cat Bundle makes quick work of Halloween treat holders.  Quick, easy, cute, and done!

My Halloween Lollipop holder was very much inspired by fellow demonstrator Debbie Henderson.  At my Halloween Treats Class last Saturday, this is one of SIX treat holders we made.  We made 4 of each, so everyone was armed with 24 cute Halloween treat holders when they left:)  It was a super fun class, and I think I'll be doing it again next year.

This lollipop holder is for any flat lollipop, and it stands up!  I like that feature.  Here are the card stock measurements:

  • Basic Black card stock: 9" x 2"  
  • (score at 3-5/8", 4-3/8", 8-1/8", 8-1/4" on long side)

All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked below. for your convenience.  And just my two cents:  the cat punch has much life in it beyond Halloween!  So many cute uses!  I seriously think every crafter NEEDS the cat punch! LOL


Christmas Card Class in San Antonio

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Welcome back to my 31-Day Blogging Challenge!  Instead of a sample to share with you today, I have an event instead!  Christmas Card Classes are my absolute favorite classes!  This is my Christmas card class in San Antonio

Saturday, November 4th

11 AM - 5 PM Come and Go Style

It's my last Christmas Card Class of the season with new twists I think you will love!  Have it your way!

  • Make 10 cards or 50 cards--it's up to you!
  • Choose your design, then choose how many you want to make.
  • All designs come in groups of 10.  You may choose as many groups of 10 as you wish up to 5
  • You may choose all of one design or choose several different designs.  
  • Complete info, including design choices, are in the link below.

Count My Blessings Rubberstamp Set-Fall Card

I'm back in my 31-Day blogging challenge after missing yesterday:(  I'm halfway through, so I'm actually okay with having missed just one day.  Today's share is a super simple quick and easy fall card that I created for my monthly free class, Sip & Stamp. (Click here to read about Sip & Stamp, and please consider joining us on November 9th!Count My Blessings rubberstamp set is a gorgeous new line-art stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.

A few things about today's handmade card:

  • The beautiful art images in Count My Blessings rubberstamp set beg to be colored! B Toileut the images can also be used with just ink--no coloring in.  I stamped the acorn and leaf image all around the top and bottom edges of the card.  The result reminds me of toile fabric--those elegant fabrics with a repeating pattern.
  • I wanted a soft look throughout the card, so I chose Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils to color in the acorns and leaves.  I simply colored in the images and then blended the color a bit with Blender Pens.  
  • The bold chevron pattern from Autumn Harvest Designer Series Paper (part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free sale through the end of October!).  When using soft, subtle images, sometimes a little something bold brings balance.
  • You will notice that there are no words on the front of my card.  There are two sayings in Count My Blessings rubberstamp set:  Thinking of You and When I Count My Blessings You are at the Top of the List.  Everyone in the class chose the words they wanted and stamped them on the inside.  This fall card can then be used to convey thanks or appreciation or comfort and care.  I like versatility and options, so this works for me:)

All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked below.  Please consider adding Count My Blessings rubberstamp set and Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils to your crafting collection as they will deliver great benefits to you!  Click here to order now.