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Posted on October 24, 2017

Polka Dot Spooky Cat – 12 Weeks of Halloween Week 8

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Polka Dot Spooky Cat – 12 Weeks of Halloween Week 8.  Hello friends! Today I have a fun Halloween project for you. In fact, I'm sharing six with you, since I'm a little behind! There's still time to put some “spooky” cards and treats together for family and friends!  And, of course, there is always overnight or second day shipping; I've had to use that more than I'd like lately! 🙂

A couple of these great ideas are not my original work; thanks Pinterest! So many things are re-shared these days that I can't find the original artist who should get the credit; they are awesome projects though.

Polka Dot Spooky Cat - 12 Weeks of Halloween Week 8

I'll have all the instructions for this project below. I also wanted to share just a few images of other ides you can do with this cat punch. As you can see, even though it is perfect for Halloween, it can be used for so many other things as well.

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Here are the instructions for the first project. Enjoy!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Spooky Cat (144749 photopolymer), Labels to Love (144967 clear, 144970 wood),
  • PAPER – Pumpkin Pie (105117), Very Vanilla (101650), Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
  • INK – Tuxedo Memento Black (132708)
  • OTHER – Cat Punch (144666), Everyday Label Punch (144668), Linen Thread (104199), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143709), Big Shot (143263), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Cutting & Scoring:

  • Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2 x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” & scrap
  • Very Vanilla 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) 1-1/2” x 4” & scrap

Instructions:

  • Run Very Vanilla layer through Big Shot in Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • Flick black ink on embossed layer using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker by flicking the large end of the marker in the lid and directing it at the cardstock.
  • Punch end of DSP strip with Banner Triple Punch and adhere to card front where shown with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Stamp Halloween greeting on Pumpkin Pie cardstock scrap with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and punch with Everyday Label Punch – add to card front where shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie a Linen Thread triple bow and add to banner with Mini Glue Dot.
  • Punch cat from DSP and glue to card front where shown.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a stamptastic day!! 🙂

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Posted on December 28, 2016

Thinking Ahead to 2017…Ideas for You

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If you're like I am, the holidays sort of “took over” and I need to get back on track! I'm thinking ahead to 2017 and I have a few fun ideas for you that just might spark your crafting creativity!

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Do you have photos from a 2016 vacation that are still in a box, on your camera, saved in the cloud, ______ you fill in the blank. Use a road map (or country map if you traveled abroad) as a background for your memory pages. If you are a Project Life gal, this will still work. Use pertinent pieces of the map for matting or making embellishments. You can actually tear the map and then glue on luggage tags, hotel keys and postcards, tickets stubs, etc. to complete your pages. You can even make handstamped cards using this same idea to tell others about your trip and “show off your eclectic style”!

Speaking of maps, here's another fun idea. Have a wedding coming up? Why not get a map of the honeymooners' destination and use it to wrap up their gift? I bet you could even find some little embellishments to finish off the gift perfectly and give it a little extra “punch” and pizzazz!

Punch…that leads me to my last tip. Do you have some dull punches or some that no longer work? Grab a piece of aluminum foil, those dull punches and run the foil through them a few times and they will be sharp again! If your punches need a bit more TLC, watch these two short videos by my Stamp Slave, Dave. He'll show you how to fix them in no time! Subscribe to my channel while you're there so you don't miss any new videos!

Watch repair video-new style punch

Watch repair video-old style (whale tail) punch

Oh, before I forget, the last day to shop from the retiring Holiday Catalog and Year-end Closeout Deals is January 3, 2017. If you still have a few things on your list, you can shop right now at my online store before you forget!

Thanks for popping in today and let me know if we can help you in any way…together we'll make 2017 FANTABULOUS!!!!:-)

 

 

 

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Posted on March 8, 2016

Birthday Card Inspiration – Day 2

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I just love how Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper provides birthday card inspiration in every pack! No matter what your color them is, you're sure to find so many options with our paper offerings.

This card uses the “It's My Party” Paper Stack. There is even a cardstock paper pack to match and, no matter which cardstock you use, the DSP works beautifully! It also uses the Balloon Bouquet Punch featured in yesterday's post.

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Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Balloon Celebration (140675) Available as a bundle with coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609), Party Pants (141324 wood mount) or (141327) clear mount) for inside greeting
  • Paper: Basic Black (121045), It’s My Party Cardstock Pack (140553), Whisper White (100730), It’s My Party Paper Stack (140552)
  • Ink: VersaMark (102283), Basic Black Archival Pad (140931) for inside greeting
  • Other: Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609), Confetti Embossing Folder (140592), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Baker’s Twine Whisper White (124262), SNAIL adhesive (104332), Dimensionals (104430), Clear Block “D” (118485)

 

Measurements:

  • It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack 3” x 3”
  • Basic Black 4 ¼” x 9 ½” score at 5 ½”
  • It’s My Party Cardstock Pack 3 1/8” x 3 1/8”, 1” x 4”, scrap for balloons (Crushed Curry used it the sample pictured above)
  • Whisper White 4” x 4” for inside greeting
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine, 16”

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Punch out two large balloons and one small balloon.
  2. Stamp the balloon texture image on one large and one small with VersaMark ink.
  3. Stamp the inside greeting on the other large balloon.
  4. Place the 1” x 4” piece of cardstock at bottom or the top of the Confetti Embossing folder so that you avoid the oval part in the center.
  5. Lay a piece of Baker’s Twine on the back of the balloon near the bottom of the balloon. Secure with a dimensional near the very bottom of the balloon so that the string does not swing out of the side of the balloon.
  6. Assemble card as shown in the photo.
  7. Give this birthday wish to someone special!

 

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Posted on February 3, 2014

Puppy Love Valentine Punch Art

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I saw this cute little project on a craft website last week….of course I had to try using Stampin' Up! products and changing to make it my own…can't just totally CASE!! I was doing a class at the library in Howe, TX and all the girls, ages 10 to senior in high school and their moms, seemed to enjoy this project.

We've set a date and I'll be teaching them some scrapbooking techniques for their “senior” scrapbooks. The evening will culminate with each of them doing 4 pages I am bringing. If you live near the area and have a high school senior who might enjoy (Howe, Sherman, Pottsboro, Dennison, etc), please give me a shout and I'll give you the details. We'd love to have your senior join us…the more the merrier in our crafting vortex!

puppy love punch art

Now, back to this project. I used the Hearts Collection Framelits for the puppy's body, feet, ears, nose and red glitter “heart”. The accenting on ears and feet is done with White Stampin' Chalk Marker. Card base is Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock, body, ears and feet are done with Baked Brown Sugar 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock, nose is Basic Black scrap and heart is scrap of Red Glimmer Paper. I drew in eyes with Black marker.

Come back tomorrow and I'll show you a VERY easy Valentine note card made with 1/2″ circles.

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Posted on February 3, 2014

Fun Valentine For Young Artists!

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Here's one more Valentine Punch Art project. You could also use buttons instead of 1/2″ circles, but that can get expensive!

circle heart punch art

For this project, you will need 16 circles, punched out of Real Red Cardstock, using a 1/2″ circle punch. For a fun twist, emboss your cardstock first and this will add some texture to your project.

Figure out where you want to start the bottom of your heart and place a small dot on your paper. Then center two circles, then the next row up will have three, then four. At the top of these rows, you will place 3 circles in a triangular shape. I would suggest getting your layout first and then putting down each circle using either a glue dot or Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. SNAIL is not a good choice for this project because of the size of the circles.

Once your heart is done, it will look like a small “v” inside of a larger “v”. Stamp a greeting on the bottom and you're done.

With supervision, even younger children can complete this project; it would be a low cost Valentine for the class and would be a fun family activity!

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