Monday, August 30, 2010

Decor Elements Halloween Wall Art



I made this wall art using Stampin' Up's line of Decor Elements vinyl images, Spooky Things which I CASed from the new Holiday Mini (page 6). I adhered the vinyl to the outside of the frame. Inside the frame I cut a piece of Nite Owl Designer Series Paper down to 8" by 10". I stamped the owl in Pumpkin Pie, then stamped various spiders in Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive and Basic Black. I attached some swirls using the Swirly die cuts. When I made the page smaller, I cut off the top of the DSP so I had to add the rest of the outline. I used rubons from Spooky Night (page 8).

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Decor Elements Spooky Things Luminaries


I am so inspired by all of the new products and ideas in the Holiday Mini Catalog. Brent Steele featured some cute Halloween luminaries using the Decor Elements vinyl images (featured in the previous blog post photo). I just had to CASE it. The Decor Elements "Spooky Things" images come in a set of ten in a variety of creepy shapes and phrases. Available September 1st at www.krisk.stampinup.net


Instructions:
Cut one piece of Cardstock 5" by 12", then score it at 4" and 8". This creates 3 of the luminary panels.
Cut another piece of Cardstock 4 1/2" by 5" and score it 1/4" on each side. (it should be 5" tall and 4" wide between the score lines). This is the fourth panel.

I used a Frame QuicKutz Revolution die for the opening shape (which works in my Big Shot using Tab 2 and sandwiching the die like this: cutting pad, cardstock, die facedown, then top cutting pad.)
Cut four pieces of vellum just a little less than 4" by 4" so that it will give you room to adhere it between the folds for your window.
Adhere one or more of your vinyl elements to the vellum before adhereing to the inside of the luminary. Fold and adhere your luminary with either Snail or double sided sticky strip.

I started with Whisper White cardstock, then brayered over it with Pear Pizzaz (before adhering the vellum). I stamped over it with the Sanded background stamp in Baja Breeze and inked all of the edges in Baja Breeze.


While I was working on this I visited the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop and saw another cute luminary by Kathleen Brill Myrice at FA_Stamper I CASe'd her idea to make a luminary using the Bigz Extra Large Fancy Favor die and making a window out of vellum embossed with the Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used the 2 1/2 inch extra-large circle punch to make my window opening and the Nite Owl Designer Series Paper.

Check back soon. I have more Decor Elements on the way.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Get Ready for the Holiday Mini Catalog






These are some photos I took of the beautiful displays at the Stampin' Up! Convention. I can't wait to CASE these creative ideas. You can begin ordering from the Holiday Mini on September 1st at www.krisk.stampinup.net

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek


Be on the lookout for new stamps and accessories coming out September 1st in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. As a demonstrator we get to pre-order before the mini catalog becomes available to the public. I just love this new Halloween stamp called, Dark and Dreary. Items in bold are available September 1st.
Recipe:
Stamps: Dark and Dreary
Inks: Jet Black Stazon
Papers: Sahara Sand, Nite Owl DSP, Basic Black, Shimmery White, Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush
Accessories: Silver Foil Smooch Spritz, Spider Web Textured Empressions Embossing Folder, 1/2 inch small circle punch, 1/2" Raven Lace Trim, Bitty Bat Large Punch, Dotted Scallop Border Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Friday, August 13, 2010

Recycle a Card - Sneak Peek



This card was one of the make and takes at the Stampin' Up! Convention, but I added something new. We learned about a "Recycle Card", so I turned this into one. Inside there is an envelope which I turned into a pocket and inserted three little notecards made out of cardstock. You write a note on the first card and leave the other two cards blank. The recipient keeps your note and writes a note to someone else, hence, recycling the card. This card uses a new stamp set that will be coming out in the Holiday Mini September 1st called Paisley Prints. We received this stamp set free at Convention. Please consider signing up to become a demonstrator if you would like to earn free stamps, get a commission, enjoy fun sneak peeks and go to Convention and Regional events with me! Details here. It's also a great way to build your collection since you get $310 worth of product for $175.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

So Happy for You!


We made this simple little wedding card at stamp club, using the Level 1 hostess set, It's the Thought in the Summer Mini Catalog. August 31st is the last chance to order from this cute catty! For this card we used, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, and Whisper White. The black piece is embossed using the Elegant Lines embossing folder. The wedding cake is stamped twice, once on pink and once on whisper white. We cut out the white cake and adhered it to the pink piece. Don't you love the "diamond" accents! These are the new Jewels on page 188 of the the IBC. The basic rhinestones come in a set of 50 each in 3 sizes. We have pearls too!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sharing What I Love - Hostess Gifts


I love make and takes! We made these cute little 3 x 3 notecards and holder using an envelope as the folder. It holds three cards and three envelopes. I used a limited edition convention stamp for the front that says, Share What You Love. For the note cards I used the So Many Thanks. You just seal a small open ended envelope and cut about an eighth inch off of the long side, fold in half and cut half circles on the inside to reveal the contents. Place three envelopes inside on the left and three 3x3 cards inside on the right. I'm giving these to anyone who hosts an August Workshop.


Convention Tip: Here is a handy tip I learned at convention. Staple an extra large round tab punch to the sponge with cardstock that matches the color of the classic ink pad you are using. That way, your sponges don't get mixed up.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sharing What I Love - My Favorite Swaps

Have you ever swapped cardfronts? It's so much fun! This year I made about 35 cards to swap at the SU Convention. If you're interested in swapping, there are many different types of swaps you can join. You can start looking for swaps to join on www.stampinaddicts.com in the forums under swaps. These are some of my favorite swaps from convention. I did not make these cards. I swapped for them. See how much fun it is to get great ideas from other stampers willing to create and share!



Featured swappers are:
Happy Together: Becky Lambie
Wish Big: Sadly, no name :-( Helpful tip: label your swaps to get credit
Thinking of You: Jennifer Talley
Friends Fur-ever: Anne Heard
Amour with gold embossed key: Lorene Inouye-Salvo
Amour with newsprint on green: Tiffany Cline
Thanks: Laurie Rigo
Because I Care: Teresa Moyer
You're a Friend (with Daffodil Delight using acrylic block as a stamp): Veronica Inouye
Fruit and Pitcher: Lisa Freeman
Bugs and Kisses: Linda Payne

Monday, August 2, 2010

Morning Cup Color Challenge CAS

Did you know that you can use a glue dot to adhere the plastic sheet that goes over your Stazon to the lid? I love hearing helpful tips like that. I also loved this color display by Diana Gibbs at the Stampin' Up! Convention.

I borrowed this stamp set called, Morning Cup from my upline, the Stampin' Bunny and this is my version of Diana's card. I used our new color, Daffodil Delight, paired with real red and basic black. It reminds me of Mary Engelbright colors. I stamped the image with Jet Black Stazon after adhering the plastic sheet to the lid. Then I used our Stampin' Write Markers and a blender pen to color it in.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Convention Confections

I learned so much at the 2010 Stampin' Up! Convention. My favorite display was the candy store where everything was made out of paper and embellishments.




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