Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nuts About You...

 So this last weekend, I had my downline over to stamp and chat.  This is one of the projects we made to take home.  I started with a 12x3 piece of Soft Sky card stock and scored it at 5 and 7 and then punched out a Small Oval for the handle.  I stamped had them use the Hostess Set Nuts About You and stamped the tree in Soft Sky on the outside of the cup carrier.  We punched out Small Hearts from Cherry Cobbler and on every other one, we placed 1/2 a Dimensional.
 For the tag, I had them stamp out the squirrel in Soft Suede and the sentiment in Crushed Curry and punch out using the 1 1/4" circle punch and layer it onto a Crushed Curry Scalloped Circle punch with Dimensionals.  We punched out a heart using the Owl Builder Punch.  I punched a hole in the whole thing and string it onto Crushed Curry 1 1/4" Striped ribbon using Soft Suede Baker's Twine.
For the inside, the cup, I had them trace an unassembled cup onto paper from the Flashback pack and decorate the cup and then punch out the cup topper using the 1 3/8" punch and same paper pack.  The cups are tiny, so they could hold candy or even a gift card.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Downline Event~

 Yesterday I was able to actually get some of my downline together and stamp and chat and reconnect.  The sad part about having downline is, is that not all of them are local enough to attend.  But, they are always with us in spirit and I try to make them feel special by sending them the gifties.  Speaking of, these are my gifts to them for making my business a success in so many ways.  I APPRECIATE all of them and hope they get that feeling from me. We are a small group, but that's okay, I get more personal time with them.  I used our Tag a Bag Gift Boxes( I LOVE THEM!) and slipped a piece of DSP around the clear sleeve and then stamped out the sentiment from Big News in Marina Mist ink and cut out with the Ovals Collection Framelits. I punched two holes in the top part of the oval and laced some Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon through and tied it.  I punched out the flowers from Pumpkin Pie card stock using the Boho Blossoms punch and added a Brights Button to them.
 Inside I packed it with Starbursts, Twix, Bath and Body works Creamy Vanilla hand santizier and a handmade scissor charm.
 I started by using some of my "hoards" of SU! retired bottle caps and punched a hole in the top with my Cropodile.  I punched out a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper, a Red Glimmer Paper Heart, and stamped out the Stampin'Up! logo using the Workshop Words that I earned two years ago at Convention, cut it out and glued it all in the bottle cap, then finished it off with Crystal Effects.  ( I let them dry over night before I put the ball chain on.
 Here is what a scissor charm is....never worry about scissors coming up missing again...
Here is a card I made each of them and wrote a special not inside.  I love the fresh bright colors and they will display it and remember their place in my life.
**I also made them a Pumpkin Spice Sugar scrub, but forgot to take a photo of it...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tap!Tap!Tap!

 Here is card #4 of 5 for August.  I used the stamp set Tap!Tap!Tap!  I layered Pacific Point cardstock onto Very Vanilla and then used another piece of Very Vanilla as my "canvas".  I used a Sponge Dauber dipped in Chocolate Chip ink and stamped randomly all over it.  Then stamped the typewriter keys in Chocolate Chip at the top kind of off the page for a more unique look.  I layered two strips of two different colored paper, one is Pumpkin Pie cardstock and one is Pacific Point DSP from the Stack, flagged both at one end.
I stamped the typewriter in Chocolate Chip onto Very Vanilla and punched it out using the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and layered it onto a circle cut from the Circles Framelits in Chocolate Chip.  I stamped the hello my friend in Pacific Point and added a Melon Mambo heart from the Heart Border Punch.
I hope you all have plans this weekend to spend time with family. Happy Labor Day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dear Heart

 Today's card is from the stamp set Dear Heart.  Now that I have grandbaby BOYS, I can enjoy purchasing these sets because before all I had was GIRLS! How fun!  The only thing I would change about this card, yeah, I forgot to put his baseball cap on...:( Anyway, I ran a piece of Basic Black cardstock through the Big Shot with the new Large Polka Dot embossing folder and adhered that layer to a layer of Cajun Craze.  I stamped the dinosaurs in Sahara Sand ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock.
I stamped out the face on Whisper White with the Momento Black ink pad so that I could color in his face and hair with Blendabilities.  I LOVE how I can do his face and not have a single streak! And as for the hair, I colored it with a darker brown, and then the magic...I used the Color Lifter to lighten it up.  Almost as if he has highlights.  LOVE!  I stamped the frame out in Cajun Craze ink onto the same color cardstock and punched it out, layering the face on top with Dimensionals.  I used some White Baker's Twine and Candy Dots/Brads to make it a hanging.  I stamped out the sentiment in the Momento ink also onto Marina Mist and flagged the edges.  I stamped out the baseball and colored it with Blendabilities and punched it out, adhering it with a Dimensional.
I'm excited that I have my first Project Life class tonight, so I must get scootin' to finish up my paperwork to hand out to them.  Just got my SU! box delivered and I dno't even have time to get my YEEHAW stamp out to play today..GAH! LOL

Sunday, August 24, 2014

You Rock!

I seriously Laughed Out Loud when I saw this stamp in the book! It became one of my favorites.  It's actually called You Rock and it's a single wooden stamp and it could be altered to make two stamps out of it, by cutting off the You Rock part and placing it on the opposite side of the wood block, just in case you wanted to use just the sentiment or just the rocker.
It is a simple card using the masking technique.  I stamped the rocking chair in Momento Black ink, and then again on a scrap and cut out just the rocking chair to use for the mask.  I placed the cut out on top of the cardfront chair, and then inked up two of the Border stamps, the hearts in Real Red, and the dashed lines in Old Olive, and then stamped each one seperatley over the mask.  It gives the illusion of the rocking chair sitting on top of the border. I punched out Old Olive and Real Red flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch and the center of the flower from Daffodil Delight from the 1/4" Circle hand held punch.  To finish it off, I colored two different size Basic Rhinestones with red and yellow Blendabilities and adhered them to the card.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Celebrate!

 Well, I'm finally getting sat down to post our cards from August class.  This card was pretty much everyone's favortie.  I started by layering Bermuda Bay onto Whisper White base and then for the card front, I used the Heart and Stars Masks to make the yellow stars.  I mixed Crushed Curry reinker with 70% rubbing alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer and then laid the mask/ stencil over the paper and spritzed it. Viola! For the Melon Mambo star, I layered one of the Star Framelits with another smaller one inside and ran it through at the same time through the Big Shot to get the "cutout" effect.  I criss crossed two pieces of Silver Twine through the star and adhered the ends to the back.  I cut another smaller star from the Silver Glimmer paper and adhered it to the center of the cut out.  Then using the star punch, I punched out two more and glued them onto the front.
 I used the stamp set Fabulous Four and stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay.   Below is a "vamped" up version of the card using two of the stamp from that stamp set  and moving over the star to the opposite side and popping up two of the stars with Dimensionals.
Love the look of the card, and it's super simple!  Well, I'm out for now, come back later and I will have the rest of our card class cards to show you. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Spook-tacular Halloween Class Details


 When:   Wednesday, September 10th
Where: Huckleberry Hall C-Fun City
Time: 6-9pm
We all have “frightful” grandkids, friends, family, co-workers, etc. that we can give out fun treats too for Halloween, just because we are older, doesn’t mean we can’t have fun giving still!
Come to this class and make the Halloween Wreath(for you-or to give away) and some projects that make Halloween treat giving so much fun that are just as fun to make as to give.
The cost of this class includes one Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit(p. 37 of the Holiday catalog-which you will be receiving any time now), and supplies to make 3 fun candy treat projects and two cards!
$35.00 prepaid by September 1st  You may pay for this class at ANY August card class, I will not be submitting the order until September 1st.  If you aren’t going to be seeing me in August, as always you can mail me a payment or use my Paypal account, which is jamiehurley90@gmail.com.
**Please feel free to offer this class to friends that may be interested!
Any questions, let me know.
Happy Stamping!
Jamie Hurley