Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
There are some GREAT deals on adorable hardware this week ~ just until October 25th.
1/2" Library clips now $5.49 (reg. $9.75) Item 112581
These clips to add just the right touch to your projects.
■ Contains 24 pieces
■ 8 each of 3 colors: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
■ 1/2" x 3/4"
These bold grommets are easy to use and can even be used to frame a tiny picture or embellishment.
■ Colors: Basic Black, Silver, Very Vanilla and Whisper White
■ 5 each for a total of 20 pieces
These sturdy, high-quality brads co-ordinate beautifully with the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware.
■ Assortments include 16 pieces; 8 each of 2 sizes (1/2" and 3/4")
Adorable little clips, can be used almost anywhere! Each package contains 12 each of 4 colors (Black, Silver, Antique Brass, and Pewter).
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I made a few thank you cards in black & white recently, so I thought I'd blog 'em!
They use Graveyard Gala, Of the Earth (Hostess Set) and an old Mini Catalogue set called Essence of Love. This is a set I don't think I'll ever get tired of. Even though there's not too much flexibility with the image, but it's just such a fascinating, tangled image - I just love it.
I used Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Basic Black gros grain ribbon and Night & Day Designer Series Paper. I really enjoy the dark feel of these cards.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
The matchbox is made using Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Matchbox die and the big shot. I added some Designer Series Paper from the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' kit, a tag stamped with the Holiday Best stamp set and a poinsettia made from Real Red and Old Olive cardstock, using the 5-petal flower punch. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, as Annika would say!!
The ornament 'cookie pouch' is a super simple treat holder - you could put candy canes, a big cookie, a little note pad or anything you'd like in it. It's made with just half a sheet of cardstock and a strip of designer paper. I used Close to Cocoa and the flocked paper from Christmas Cocoa pack in the Holiday Mini. There's a medium cello bag inside. I embellished it using Delightful Decorations and Ornament punch, some silver elastic cord and some of the Mistletoe ribbon - all in the Holiday Mini Catalogue. You could really crank a lot of these out in a short time if you wanted to make something for your kids' classmates or teachers.
The Halloween one is made using a pattern I got on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website. (one of the many benefits of demo-ship!) I used Basic Black or Dusty Durango cardstock, and for the record, the textured c/s works way better..., Only Orange or Black gros grain ribbon and Spooky Treats rub ons. I think these would make awesome Christmas Crackers - though you'd need to really love the people you're giving them to - they're simple, but a little time-consuming.
Fun stuff! No math was required in the making of these projects. Well, maybe just a little.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
They are all on Basic Grey cardstock, using the Graveyard Gala stamp set. I masked out the date/time/place section on the stamp and stamped a name with some acrylic stamps in the middle - is that too much? Is there something else I should put on the headstone instead? Anyhoo, I used some Night and Day Designer paper on two of them but not the third and either Basic Black or Pumpkin Pie gros grain ribbon (which one do you like better?) On the inside is a small tag from "Eat, Drink and be Scary" and the little spider of course...The info about the party will be printed ('puter) on Whisper White cardstock and stuck inside the card.
I think I can safely say the Designer paper needs to stay...and that I'll stamp the crows closer to the headstone (as in the third card)...AND I won't muck up the name either (pay no attention to the apparently drunken stamper in the corner!) But, I have for thee these questions three...
question the first: Black or orange ribbon?
#2: Name or something else on the stone?
and #3: tag or no tag on the inside?
Am I on the right track here?
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