Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Baby

For this little 3 x 3 Christmas card I wanted to try using non-traditional colors. I thought this turned out cute and looks like a Baby's First Christmas card. The ornament is punched out of Stampin' Up's wood sheets and I stamped on it with Soft Suede Ink.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sock Monkey Christmas

Here is a little sock monkey 3 x 3 card that I made for a swap. The little ornament uses the faux metal technique which is done with silver embossing powder.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I am proud to report that today I received my official certification in Stampin’ Up’s My Digital Studio paper crafting solution. I successfully completed the online training provided to me as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Another great reason to become a demonstrator. The coursework included webinars and quizzes on how to get started creating with My Digital Studio. I practiced creating projects in each of the different My Digital Studio design types including cards, scrapbook pages, calendars, and multimedia projects.

My Digital Studio is an easy-to-use, software-based design studio featuring thousands of Stampin’ Up!’s award-winning images, colors, and accessories. Extremely intuitive, My Digital Studio allows crafters of all skill levels to easily navigate the program and design their own digital project or use hundreds of templates to create professionally designed cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, and more. New artwork and templates will be available on a regular basis for download via my website at In addition, My Digital Studio offers professional print services where customers can purchase bound photo albums, cards, individual scrapbook pages, and calendars with colors calibrated to match Stampin’ Up’s papers and inks. You can create hybrid projects like the Vintage Framed Art below. You can also click on the link below for more information and short video about My Digital Studio.

Stampin' Up! demonstrator site and online store

Stampin' Up! demonstrator site and online store

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Vintage Ornaments Framed Art

Who says stamps are just for cards? I made this framed holiday decor using Stampin' Up's Decor Elements stencils, Vintage Ornaments by sponging on Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry. I printed the Ho Ho Ho sentiment from My Digital Studio and mounted it onto Old Olive Cardstock. I made the branches using the stamp set Inspired by Nature. I got this fun idea from Patty Bennett at

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wood Sheets Home Decor

We made this cute wall hanging at stamp club last night. It uses the Wood Sheets (page 158) and the Bigz Clear Die Scallop Square. I was able to run two wood sheets through the Big Shot at the same time. We embellished it with the specialty designer series paper, Christmas Cocoa found in the Holiday Mini Catalog. The word, "joy" is made with the Sizzlet dies, Go Go Boots. We made the holes for the ribbon to go through using the Crop-a-dile, and we were able to easily punch through 3 wood sheets at once. The idea is to put photos on the three squares or you could use chip board for your phrase.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Scallop Punch Ornament Tutorial

These scallop punch ornaments make great gift tags. They are really easy to make. All you need is a scallop punch, double sided designer series paper,adhesive and linen thread.
1) Punch out 8 scallops.

2) Fold in half. The trick to folding them in half is to fold ON the scallop NOT between the scallops. See the photo with two folded scallops. Look closely. The correct way to fold it is the one top which comes to a bit of a point.

3) Organize them by every other pattern.

4) Adhere them together as if you were stacking them like a taco sandwich.

5) Once you have the last one adhered, open it up and place your string in the middle. You can embellish with beads from the pretties kit.

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