Thursday, November 7, 2013

Winter Frost DSP Curly Wreath



If you haven't made one of these curly wreaths yet you are missing out! It took about 2 hours from start to finish including a few breaks. It was worth every minute!!
 
 I started with a 14 inch green Styrofoam base available at most craft stores. There are smaller bases available but like they say, Go big or go home! The curls are made from the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper cut into 1/2 inch strips. I used both of the foil accented papers and 5 out of the 10 other sheets in the pack. There are two each of 5 double sided designs and 2 foil accented pieces in each pack. To make the curls, hold each 1/2 inch strip in the center and use a bone folder to curl the ends like you would a piece of ribbon. Then use a straight pin to attach each curl onto the base.
 
Don't try to follow a pattern while adding the curly pieces. I gave that up after about the fifth piece. I jumbled the curled pieces up and just started grabbing them.
 
 
Accessories:
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper     132341   $12.95
 
Other:
14 inch Styrofoam base
straight pins
wired wide ribbon
wire 
 
Happy wreath making!
Chris
 
 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Santa's List

Yes, it is that time of the year! If you don't have an idea for your Christmas cards yet this one takes a while but it is gorgeous! I colored Santa's face, hand, and hat with markers. I added Dazzling Details to his beard and hair. The silver glimmer paper dots (office hole punch) make the snowflakes pop. The snowflakes are also popped up with Dimensionals under each layer. Don't forget to stamp the words on the whisper white background before you run it through your Big Shot.
 
 
Sets:
Santa's List   131811    $12.95
More Merry Messages   126402   $24.95
 
Ink:
Black Stazon   101406   $7.95
 
Card Stock:
Real Red102482   $6.95
Whisper White   100730   $8.50
 
Accessories:
Big Shot   113439    $99.95
Delicate Design Embossing Folder    127023    $8.95
Festive Flurry Framelits   132193    $24.95
Silver Glimmer Paper   124005    $4.95
Dimensionals   104430   $3.50
Dazzling Details   124117    $2.50
Real Red Marker   100052   $3.50
Blushing Bride Marker   131265   $3.50
 
 
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Don't think that Halloween Happiness is just for Halloween. To make this Thanksgiving card I used  markers and colored in only the pumpkins that I wanted. After I stamped the pumpkins I punched them out (1-1/4 inch punch) so I could move them around under the punched designer paper (1 inch punch) to get them exactly where I wanted them.
 
I used Tags 4 You for the words. It is available in a bundle which includes both the set and the punch at a 15% discount. I stamped the words in Early Espresso and punched it out with the  Label Bracket Punch. Then I stamped them again in Tangerine Tango and punched out just the center with a 1-1/4 inch circle punch. I used a Dimensional to adhere it to the Espresso punch lining up the Vanilla swirls.
 
This would make a cute fall scrapbook page, too!
 
Sets:
Halloween Happiness   131859    $9.95
Tags 4 You   131823    $15.95
Tags 4 You Bundle (with Label Bracket Punch)   133294    $26.95
 
Ink:
Tangerine Tango   126946   $5.95
Early Espresso   126974   $5.95
 
Card Stock:
Very Vanilla    101650   $8.50
Tangerine Tango   111349   $6.95
Early Espresso    119686   $6.95
 
Accessories:
Big Shot    113439   $99.95
Houndstooth Embossing Folder    123134   $7.95
Label Bracket Punch   132153   $15.95
1-1/4 inch Circle Punch   119861   $15.95
1 inch Circle Punch   119868   $12.95
Dimensionals   104430   $3.95
Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon   119959   $5.95
Sweater Weather Designer Paper   132184   $10.95
Sponge   101610   $3.50
Brights Markers (Tangerine Tango, Old Olive)   131259   $28.95
 
 
Happy stamping,
Chris
 

 
 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Six Sided Sampler

I wasn't going to get this set but then I kept seeing some really great cards made with it. Then I got it but I set is sit on my shelf for a month. I am so sorry I did that. It is a wonderful set for both card making and scrapbooking!! Even better- it comes in a bundle. You can order the set and a matching punch together and get a 15% discount.
 
I actually punched out each of the stamped shapes to make this card. It was so much easier than trying to line them up in the exact place you want them. Stamp 2 of each color. Cut one of the  wisteria and one of the pacific punched images in half. Line all punched and stamped images up on the top of a 5-1/4 x 4 piece of whisper white card stock. Use SNAIL to tape them on. Cut the edges that are hanging over. Run a 2-3/4 x 4 piece of pacific point card stock through your Big Shot with the honeycomb embossing folder. Attach it under the stamped and punched shapes. Add your ribbon. The words are stamped in gumball and punched out. Punch an additional image in gumball and cut it in half. Use SNAIL to attach it to the top and bottom of the word image. Use  dimensionals to hold it in place. Punch two leaves from the bird punch. Attach them to a butterfly you punched out of the new and beautiful silver foil paper. Attach it with a glue dot. Add a rhinestone. Attach this to a pool party base. Done!
 
 
Sets:
Six Sided Sampler    130956    $18.95
Six Sided Sampler Bundle (with punch)   132724     $29.50
Label Love   130622   $17.95
Label Love Bundle (with punch)   132722   $28.75
 
Card Stock:
Whisper White    100730   $8.50
Pool Party    122924    $6.95
Pacific Point   111350   $6.95
 
Ink:
Pacific Point   126951   $5.95
Wisteria Wonder 126985    $5.95
Pool Party   126982    $5.95
Gumball Green   126861   $5.95
 
 
Accessories:
Big Shot   113439   $99.95
Honeycomb embossing folder   129378   $7.95
Gumball green stitched ribbon   126848   $8.95
Dimensionals   104430   $3.95
Artisan Label Punch   130920   $15.95
Hexagon punch   130919   $15.95
Bird Builder Punch   117191   $16.95
Rhinestones   119246   $4.95
Glue Dots   103686   $4.95
Silver Foil Sheets   132178   $3.95
 
 
Happy stamping!
Chris

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It doesn't get much easier than two step stamping! Stippled Blossoms allows you to stamp a quick card with both elegance and depth. Cut out the Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder shapes using your Big Shot and the Labels Collection Framelits. Stamp the words on the white label. Stamp both full flower images in Wisteria Wonder. Stamp over those images with the matching accent stamp in Perfect Plum. Stamp the full leaf images in Old Olive then use Old Olive again for the accent stamp over them. Attach the stamped white label to the Wisteria label. Run the second piece of white card stock through your Big Shot. Attach it to the Wisteria base. Attach the labels to it using Dimensionals.  After the card is assembled go over the darker stamped areas of both the flowers and the leaves with Dazzling Details. Such beauty!
 
Stamps:
Stippled Blossoms     126747      $18.95
Best of Greetings       133485       $14.95
 
Ink:
Black Stazon     101406    $7.95
Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink   126985     $5.95
Perfect Plum Classic Ink          126963     $5.95
 
Card Stock:
Wisteria Wonder      122922      $6.95
Whisper White          100730      $8.50
 
Accessories:
Big Shot          113439      $99.95 
Labels Collection Framelits     125598     $26.95
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder    130917    $7.95
Dazzling Details     124117    $2.50
Dimensionals    104430    $3.95
 
Happy stamping!
Chris

 
 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Organizing Scraps


I am so sorry I have been MIA. I have been cleaning and reorganizing my craft room. I finally have it set up and ready to go! The main reason I did it was so I can have craft time for small groups. I think there were 7-8 of us for the first Crafting With Chris. Ladies came over and made whatever they wanted to. Some were scrapbooking, some were making cards, and some were making small gifts. I set up my room where they could see what I have that they can use. We had a great time!
 
This is how I have organized my scraps now. They are in a file folder tub. In each file folder is a bag for each color. I have the colors grouped together (all blues, all yellows, etc.), tagged by name (computer generated tags), and in alphabetical order. I have never been happy with using scraps until now. The light weight tub can sit on the floor next to me or on a table if I am alone. Love it!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Best of Buterflies

 
This card is actually stamped and embossed on a window sheet! It was really easy. Be sure to use the embossing buddy so you don't get white specs all over it. The card front is randomly stamped with the flower from Blooming With Kindness, Pool Party ink on Pool Party card stock. The butterflies and words are embossed white craft ink with white embossing powder. It is attached to the card with ribbon strung through holes made with a hole punch through both the window sheet and card. There is another Pool Party flower stamped on the inside.
 
 
Sets:
Best of Butterflies   133345  $14.95
Blooming With Kindness   126422   $16.95
 
Card Stock:
Pool Party   122924   $6.95
 
Ink:
Pool Party classic ink   126982   $5.96
Whisper White craft  
 
Accessories:
Window Sheet   114323   $4.95
White Embossing Powder   109132   $4.75
Embossing Buddy   103083   $5.95
Heat Tool   129053   $29.95
Office Hole Punch (not Stampin' Up!)
Best of Butterflies
 
Blooming With Kindness
 
 
 
Please use this link to order from my site. Happy stamping!
Thank you!
Chris

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Backyard Basics

 
Backyard Basics is one of those great sets that has the matching framelits so you don't have to cut out anything. The bundle number for the set and framelits is 132728 for $36.50. Ordering them as a bundle will save you 15%! I also made this card using Crisp Cantaloupe and it is just as pretty. I added ribbon to the bottom of that one. Outlining the flowers and stems with a Sahara Sand Marker before you cut them out really makes them pop. I do that on a lot of my cards.

Sets:
Backyard Basics   129258   $17.95
Trust God   126702   $14.95

Card Stock:
Wild Wasabi 108641   $6.95 
Melon Mambo   115320   $6.95
Whisper White   100730   $8.50

Ink:
Black Stazon   102566   $4.95

Accessories:
Big Shot   113439   $899.95
Backyard Basics Framelits   129380   $24.95
Ovals Collection Framelits   129381    $26.95
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder   117335   $7.95
Dimensionals   104430   $3.95
Scallop Trim Border Punch   118402   $15.95
Melon Mambo Marker   131259   $28.95 (set of 10 Brights markers)
Wild Wasabi Marker   131263   $28.95  (set of 10 Subtles markers)
Rose Red Marker   131262   $28.95   (set of 10 Regals markers)
Sarah Sand Marker   131261   $22.95 (set of 8 Neutrals markers)

Please follow this link to order from my site. Happy stamping!
Thank you!
Chris

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Secret Garden

 
You just can't go wrong with pink and green. This card would make anybody feel better! The embossing was easy. All I did was run the paper through my Big Shot in one direction then flip it over and run it through in the other direction. Yes, there is a line down the middle but I covered it up so it didn't matter. It is easier to stamp the words first then stamp the leaves around it. The flowers are held on with dimensionals and so are the flower centers.  Stamping the inside makes your card just a little more special. I stamp my envelopes, too.

Sets:
Secret Garden   129144   $18.95
Perfectly Penned   122892   $12.95

Ink:
Melon Mambo   126948   $5.95
Pear Pizzazz   131180   $5.95

Card Stock:
Whisper White   100730   $8.50
Melon Mambo   115320   $6.95
Pear Pizzazz   131201   $6.95

Accessories:
Big Shot   113439   $99.95
Magnetic Platform   130658   $39.95
Delicate Designs Embossing Folder   127023   $8.95
Dimensionals   104430   $3.95

Thank you,
Chris

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Flower Shop

 

This card is made using one of the many available bundles in the Stampin' Up! catalog. You can purchase the stamp set called Flower Shop and the Pansy Punch together and save 15% (page 95), or you can purchase the set and punch separately. I used the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, the Little Leaves Thinlits Die, and my Big Shot, too. Do you see the brads on the flower centers? Those are actually a new item called Candy Dots. They come in all the color families. You can even purchase little brads and add the Candy Dots to the tops of the brads. Very cute!
 
Sets: 
Flower Shop   130942  $17.95   (clear bundle 132726  $28.75)
Teeny Tiny Wishes   127802   $26.95

Card Stock:
Melon Mambo   115320   $5.95
Daffodil Delight   119683   $5.95
Whisper White   100730  $8.50
Pear Pizzazz   131201   $6.95

Ink:
Melon Mambo   126948   $5.95
Daffodil Delight   126944   $5.95
Calypso Coral   122939   $5.95

Accessories:
Big Shot   113439   $99.95
Honeycomb Embossing Folder   129378   $7.95
Little Leaves   114511   $5.50
Pansy Punch   130698   $15.95
Scallop Oval Punch   119856   $16.95
Large Oval Punch   119855   $15.95
Candy Dots- Brights   130931   $5.95
Dimensionals   104430   $3.95

Chris


Monday, July 22, 2013

Dry Erase Memo Board and Card

This beautiful picture is really a memo bard to help you organize your week!  You can write on the glass with a dry erase marker.  There is even a cork board with a notepad at the bottom.  Keep this fun organizer for yourself, or give it as a gift with the matching card.  Better yet, make several and use them for gifts and keep one for yourself!  You’ll be surprised at how easy this fun project is to make!

 
This project comes to you designed by Chris! That is me, of course.
 
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Card File Box Set

This card file box is great for keeping your cards organized!  The project includes eight cards with envelopes, but more can be put in the box.  There are also four dividers inside to help keep your cards filed by type.  This box would also work great as a recipe file box.  Make one as a gift and one for yourself!  This project is also a great class project too!!

 
This pretty project comes to you designed by Christy!
 
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Birthday Cake Explosion Box Gift Set

This beautiful gift set will have you all ready to give a fabulous birthday gift!  The gift box is an explosion box that has a cute birthday cake in the middle and a pocket in each box side that can hold a gift card or a note.  The gift bag is perfect for those slightly larger gifts an the matching card has you ready for your next birthday party! 

 
This great birthday project comes to you designed by Amanda!
 
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Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer Garden Party Ensemble

Summer Garden Party Ensemble!

Hosting a party can be exciting and nerve-wracking all at once!  Decor is a breeze with this simple, yet elegant ensemble from beginning to end with the party invitation, banner, centerpieces and guest favors!  Delight your friends and family with a classic garden party this summer!


 
This great garden party ensemble comes to you designed by Tara!
 
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Friday, July 5, 2013

Mini Travel Album & Suitcase Cover

A mini travel album is the perfect way to save photos and memorabilia from a special trip and to keep special notes and give a written account of the events about the trip!  There is plenty of space for photos and journaling in this mini album, and there are pockets to hold memorabilia.  One thing that’s needed for ever trip is a suitcase, and this mini travel album has its own suitcase cover, which would be a perfect way to present the album to someone who is getting ready to take a special trip.  Several of these suitcases could be placed on a shelf and there’s plenty of space on the closed end of the cover to attach an identifying label!

 
This fun travel’s gift comes to you designed by Regina!
 
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Have a fun and safe 4th of July and happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

By The Tide Beach Bag and Card Set

Are you ready for summer?  This sweet little Beach Bag is comfortably packed with four By the Tide note cards.  It would make a great little gift to get anyone in the mood for summer!  Or host a class and invite some friends to come over and make the set with you!  Project also includes instructions for the tag to put on a candy favor!

 
This very pretty summer time project comes to you designed by Julie!
 
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Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Silhouettes

 
Summer Silhouettes is still my favorite set. I love adding Dazzling Details to the flower tops to make sparkle. The butterflies and the greeting are popped up to give this card that dimensional look.

Sets:
Summer Silhouettes                                      126447   17.95
Love & Sympathy                                         122797   15.95

Ink:
Soft Sky                                                         131181     5.95
Pear Pizzazz                                                   131180     5.95
So Saffron                                                      126957     5.95
Black Stazon                                                  101406     7.95

Card Stock:
Whisper White                                                     100730     8.50
Soft Sky                                                                  131203     6.95

Accessories:
White Taffeta Ribbon                                         109070     6.95
Dazzling Details                                                     124117     2.50
Bitty Butterfly                                                        129406   15.95
2-3/8” Scallop Circle                                             118874   16.95
1-3/4” Circle                                                           119850   16.95


Please use the link above to order from my store.
Thank you!
Chris



Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summer Silhouettes

The white embossing on Pool Party card stock makes this very pretty card. It you put a button on instead of the ribbon it could even work for a man. Summer Silhouettes is one of my favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets ever.
 
Sets:
Summer Silhouettes                                  126447      17.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes                                   127802      26.95

Ink:
Chocolate Chip                                          126979        5.95
White Craft                                                101731        7.50

Card Stock:
Whisper White                                                100730        8.50
Pool Party                                                         122924       6.95
Chocolate Chip                                                102128        6.95

Accessories:
Big Shot                                                            113439        99.95
Argyle Embossing Folder                               127750         7.95
Labels Collection Framelits                           125598       26.95
White Organza Ribbon                                   114319         5.95
3/16" Corner Rounder                                    119871         6.95
Glue Dots                                                           103683         4.95
Word Window Punch                                      119857       15.95
Modern Label Punch                                        119849      16.95
Dimensionals                                                     104430        3.95

Please use the link above to order from my site. Your box will be shipped directly to you!
Thank you!
Chris

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Secret Garden

You can never go wrong with pink and green. To emboss the background for this card, place the folder on the right and run it through your Big Shot. Then move the folder to left and run it through your Big Shot again. It will leave marks in the middle but you are going to cover them up. You could get really fancy and make the middle stamped part a removable bookmark. I also stamped some leaves and flowers on a piece of whisper white card stock for the inside.

Sets:
Secret Garden                     129144     18.95
Perfectly Penned                 122892     12.95

Ink:
Strawberry Slush                 131178      5.95
Pear Pizzazz                        121180      5.95

Card Stock:
Whisper White                    100730      8.50
Strawberry Slush                 131295      6.95
Pear Pizzazz                        131201      6.95

Accessories:
Big Shot                              113439     99.95
Secret Garden Framelits     129372     24.95
Delicate Designs Folder     127023       8.95 
Dimensionals                      104430       3.95
Itty Bitty Punch Pack          118309     16.95   

Please use the link at the top to order from my site. Your box will be delivered to you.
Thank you!
Chris

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Field Flowers

Daffodil Delight is such a beautiful color. It makes me feel good when I use it. This card was easy to make. I used a marker and extend the stem because it ended under the ribbon. I cut out the flower heads and used Dimensionals to pop them up. I added Dazzling Details on the flower centers and then added a few random scribbles with it on the petals. The saying is also popped up with Dimensionals.

Sets:
Field Flowers                       122762     17.95
Petite Pairs                           122497     20.95

Ink:
Gumball Green                    126861       5.95
Daffodil Delight                  126944       5.95
Tangerine Tango                 126946       5.95
Black Stazon                       101406       7.95

Card Stock:
Whisper White                   100730        8.50
Gumball Green                   126840        6.95
Daffodil Delight                 119683        6.95

Accessories:
Big Shot                             113439      99.95
Fancy Fan Folder               127751       7.95
Large Oval punch              119855      15.95
Scallop Oval punch           119856      16.95
Gumball Green Marker     126856      14.95
Dazzling Details                124117        2.50
Dimensionals                     104430        3.95

Please use the link above to order from my site. Thank you!
Chris

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Swallowtail

 
This was a card we made last month at my monthly stamping class. Easy and beautiful! One butterfly (summer starfruit ink) has been cut out and laid on top of another butterfly (summer starfruit ink) that has been stamped on the whisper white card stock over En Francais (soft suede ink). We used Dimensionals to pop it up. The Swallowtail stamp is easy to cut around. Make lots of them in different colors. Dazzling Details makes this card sparkle. I changed the punches below to accommodate the new catalog.
 
 
Sets:
Swallowtail                    129216     13.95
En Francais                    127790     13.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes        127802     26.95
 
Ink:
Soft Suede                       126978       5.95
Summer Starfruit             126991       5.95
 
Card Stock:
Whisper White                  100730     8.50
Summer Starfruit              126839     6.95 
 
Accessories:
Dazzling Details                  124117         2.50
Large Oval                           119855         15.95
Scallop Oval                        119856         16.95
Whisper White Organza   114319          5.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals     104430         3.95
 
Please use the link above to order from my site.
Thank you!
 

 
 


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Postage Due

 
I am so happy Postage Due is in the new catalog. I love this set! It makes great quick and easy vintage cards. Don't forget to sponge your card stock edges when trying to go vintage. I also used a quarter of a sponge  with a little bit of Soft Suede ink and ran it over the Crochet Trim to make it a bit darker. I used Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip  card stock. The image is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink. The words are stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and are from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used the Large Oval Punch and the Scallop Oval Punch. Doesn't the Antique Brad look great on this card? I also embossed one of the white layers with a now retired folder but you can use Beautifully Baraque and get the same effect. You will need a Big Shot to complete this card.

Stamps:
Postage Due (126397   $16.96)
Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802    $26.95)

Ink:
Chocolate Chip ink (126979    $5.95)
Soft Suede ink (126978    $5.95)

Card Stock:
Very Vanilla (101650   $8.50)
Chocolate Chip (102128    $6.95)

Accessories:
Sponge (101610   $3.10)
Crochet Trim (118481    $6.95)
Large Oval Punch (119855    $15.95)
Scallop Oval Punch (119856    $16.95)
Antique Brad (117273   $5.95)
Big Shot (113439   $99.95)
Beautifully Baraque Embossing Folder (130917 $7.95)

Happy stamping!
Chris





Friday, May 31, 2013

Are you looking for a fun way to present a special birthday gift? This fun interactive box has a special drawer where you can place your gift. When the recipient opens the drawer, out pops open a special little not card where you can hide a message. The fun gift box is sure to surprise whoever receives it and the matching birthday card is sure to impress. This project is also a fun class project!

Click this link to watch a YouTube video on the interactive gift box!



This fun interactive project comes to you designed by Amanda!
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