Sunday, October 31, 2010


I am making a bunch of these bookmarks for an upcoming craft fair.  I used up a bunch of scraps to make these.  I love using the Stampin' Up owl punch to match the paper on the bookmark to the owl's belly.

Card Stock:  Stampin Up chocolate chip, very vanilla, whisper white, certainly celery
Ink:  Stampin' Up chocolate chip
Stamp set:  Papertrey Ink All Booked Up
Tools:  Papertrey Ink bookmark die, Stampin' Up owl punch, 1.75" circle punch, 2" sscallop circle punch, 2" circle punch, 1" circle punch
Accesories:  Ribbon

Card Stock:  Stampin Up crumb cake, chocolate chip, elegant eggplant, and whisper white, Papertrey Ink Distressed Dots dsp
Ink:  Stampin' Up chocolate chip and elegant eggplant

Stamp set: Papertrey Ink All Booked Up
Tools: Papertrey Ink bookmark die, Stampin' Up owl punch, 1.75" circle punch, 2" sscallop circle punch, 2" circle punch, 1" circle punch
Accesories: Ribbon

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dahlia Thank You Card

I have been wanting to order this Delightful Dahlia stamp set by Papertrey Ink for some time, but I was holding off because I don't have as many copic markers as I would like to have to color the lined images of the flowers.  I still don't have the copics I want (insert sighing sound here), but I ordered the stamp set anyway and I am so glad I did!  I think it is so pretty!  I ended up just stamping the image in versa mark on card stock and embossed it in white.  Coloring the image with copics will make this look like a completely different card, but just as pretty.

Card Stock:  Papertrey Ink lavender moon and white and Stampin' Up old olive
Ink: Stampin' Up old olive, pale plim, and crumb cake, Momento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark
Stamp Sets:  Papertrey Ink Delightful Dahlia, Turning a New Leaf, and Beautiful Blooms II
Tools:  Stampin Up oval punch and white embossing powder
Accessories:  Stampin' Up old olive satin ribbon

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Altered Wine Bottles

I made these "Have yourself a Merry little cocktail" tags a few weeks ago.  You can see them here.  For an upcoming craft show, I decided I would sell a sets of one of the tags with a coordinating wine bottle label.  Pretty cute, huh?!  I am hoping these will be a hit.  Who doesn't bring a bottle to someone's home at the Holidays?!  Why not decorate them?  I stamped snowflakes on a 6" x 11" piece of card stock and I put strips of double sided tape on the back so customers can peel and stick when they are ready to decorate their own wine bottles.

Click on the link above for details on the wine bottle tag.  

For the label I use a piece of Papertrey Ink's scarlet jewel card stock and fresh snow ink, and the snowflake trio stamp from Stampin' Up's Christmas Punch stamp set.  I added strips of double sided tape to adhere.

Gift Card Holders Tutorial (version 2)

There are lots of versions of gift card holders that you will find if you surf the net.  I did a tutorial that you can see here on one of my favorite kinds.  This tutorial is on my other favorite kind.   Here is pic of some that I have made. The tutorial is below.

Here is how to make these:

Cut a piece of card into a 4.5" x 6.75" piece.  Score it at 1.75" and 4.5". 
Turn it and score .25" from the edges. 

Now cut off all of the .25" section that you scored
except for the sections along side the 1.75" section.
These will be the flaps to make the pocket in which the gift card will sit.

Fold the .25" sections inward, apply adhesive to the backs of them,
and then fold the 1.75" section up to create the pocket.

Apply a 1/2" x 4" decorative strip of designer paper  to the edge of the pocket.

Round the corners of your flap for a more polished look.  I used my corner chomper.

Add a 1.25" x 4" decorative strip of designer paper to outside of the flap.

Lay out a strip of matching ribbon as shown above (approx. 10") and apply adhesive as shown.  This will make tying the ribbon much easier as it keeps the ribbon in place. Then close the flap.

I like to add a little more adhesive on the front
to keep that ribbon nice and snug.

Tie your ribbon into a knot or bow.

Cut a velcro dot in half.  I stick the halves together and then close the flap
so I don't have to worry about trying to line things up correctly.

I used a 1 3/4" scallop circle punch
and 1 1/2" circle punch to make this embellishment. 
I used Papertrey Ink's Border's and Corners Circle Stamp Set 
as well as a sentiment from Stampin' Up's Vintage Labels stamps set.

Attach the Hapy Birthday embellishment and you're done! 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Christmas Matchbox Nugget Treats

These nugget treat boxes are so easy to make to thanks to the Stampin' Up Matchbook die!  After I ran the card stock through the big shot, I stamped the pieces with a the snowflake stamp from Stampin' Up's Christmas Punch stamp set with white ink.  The label is from the same stamp set and I punched it out with the coordinating curley label punch.  I added some tape runner to the ribbon on the section of the ribbon that would be on the underside of the cover to keep it in place.   I covered the nuggets with 3/4" x 3" strips of coordinating paper.  So easy!

Card Stock:  Stampin Up cherry cobbler, old olive, whisper white, and old olive dsp
Ink:  Stampin Up cherry cobbler and white
Stamps:  Stampin Up Christmas Punch
Tools: Stampin' Up curley label die
Accessories: satin ribbon, hershey's nuggets

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hot Cocoa Sliders

If you surf the net, you will see lots of versions of these cute hot cocoa sliders.  I like this version that I saw here on Kerry's Paper Crafts blog.  There are written instructions as well as a video tutorial.  If you haven't checked out Kerry's blog before, do it!   She has amazing ideas on her blog and I am always referencing her!  These are super easy to make and these sliders make cute gifts for co-workers or for the kids to give to their friends.

Card Stock:  Stampin Up always artichoke, very vanilla, cherry cobbler, old olive, whisper white, and Holly Jolly designer paper series
Ink:  Stampin Up always artichoke and old olive
Stamp:  Recollections Winter Wonderland stamp set
Tools: Nestabilities classic scalloped squares small, corner chomper

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Post It Note Holder and pen sets

Still crafting up a storm in preparation for a couple of craft fairs.  These cute post it note holders and pen sets sold really well when I did a craft fair last spring.  However, I can tell you that kids are "flippers" and one too many of these got ruined when a child flipped through and ripped off half of the post it note pad.  Sooooooooo, this year I am packaging them in cello bags and adding a topper to prevent that from happening again.   I made a bunch of teacher themed sets to start and soon enough I will be posting others in, ummmmm, non-teacher related themes!   You can see a video tutoral here on how to make these.   The topper is 4.75" x 3.5" and is scored at 1.75".  The panel on the topper is 1.5" x 4.5".  Oh, and those mini gel pens were purchased at Staples. 

Card Stock:  Stampin Up whisper white, basic black, real red, and old olive
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink's Teacher's Apple
Ink: Stampin Up real red and old olive, Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Stampin Up small heart punch
Accessories:  clear cello bag, mini gel pen

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Snowman Poop

I am preparing for a craft fair and making the ever popular "Snowman Poop" which is always a big hit!  This is my version for this year's craft shows.  A bag of mashmellows, some cello bags, and just a bit of time is all you need to make these cute crowd pleaser!  This cute little snowman image is by Doodle Beans Digital Stamps.  I colored him with my copic markers and poped him up with some foam dimensionals.  I stamped the snowflakes on my top note and then cut it in half and mounted on the rectangular topper.  I printed the poem from my computer. 

Card Stock:  Papertrey Ink new leaf, pure poppy, and white
Ink:  Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow
Stamps: Doodle Beans Digital Stamps Snowman and Stampin Up Christmas Punch
Tools:  Stampin Up Top Note die
Accessories:  Copic Markers, 4" x 5.5" cello bags, foam dimensionals, and masrshmellows

Tiny Treats Totebag

My daughter was going to a sleep over with a few of her friends and we bought token matching rings at the toy store for each girl.  Of course, I wanted to package them up in a cute way for her to present them to her friends.  I found this great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers on how to to make this tiny totebag!  The finished bag is only 2 3/4" tall, 3 3/4" wide, and 1 1/2" deep.   I wrapped the rings in cellophane and tied it with coordinating ribbon before slipping it into the totebags.  The girls loved them!  My daughter was quick to point out to her friends how they could use the little totebags as a holder for the hair elastics or silly bands as well. That's my girl!

Card Stock:  Stampin Up rose red and so saffron
Ink: Versa mark
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics
Tools: Stampin Up Daisies #2 die
Accessories: Button, twine, and brads

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rudolph's Spares

I saw this idea over on Kerry's Paper Crafts blog and decided to make some of my own.  I bought the 2" clear lids at AC Moore (25 tins for $10 with my 50% off coupon!).  I couldn't find a stamp I liked so I searched online for a digital stamp and found this cute one by Squiggle Fly and thought it would be perfect.  Having the ability to re-size it was great for this project!  I colored the image in with copics and added some Glossy Accents to Rudolph's nose.  I printed "Rudolph's Spares" from my computer.  I adhered the ribbon with my ATG gun and attached the tag with twine.  I filled the tins with hot candies.  I think these are so cute!  They make great stocking stuffers or token gifts for co-workers!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wine Bottle Tags

We love to give bottles of wine during the Holidays so I am making these "Merry little cocktail" wine bottle tags.  I just printed the sentiment from th computer. The wine bottle labels are next on my list!

Card Stock: Papertrey Ink's scarlet jewel and ripe avacado, Stampin Up's very vanilla
Stamp: Amuse Art Stamps Holiday Drinks
Ink: Momento tuxedo black
Tools: Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #1 die, 1.5" circle punch, 1.75" circle punch
Accessories: Papertrey Ink scarlet jewel and ripe avacado ribbon, twine, Stampin Up markers in real red, ripe avacado, and bravo burgundy

Monday, October 4, 2010

Notepad and pencil set

So, there's no secret that I am a Papertry Ink addict.  I love combing through Nichole Heady's blog for new ideas.  I am now making these great notepad and pencil sets for an upcoming craft fair.  You can find the tutorial here!!   You can buy the mini notepads here!  The labels are made with Papertrey Ink's Take Note stamp set.  I used a 1.75" circle punch and a 2" circle punch to make the labels. 

1.  Card Stock: Stampin Up rose red, whisper white, and pretty in pink and chocolate chip designer paper
     Ink: Stampin Up chocolate chip
     Accessories:  Stampin Up sweet pea stitched felt

2. Card Stock:  Papertrey Ink ripe avacado and white, Stampin Up chocolate chip designer paper
    Ink:  Stampin' Up old olive and chocolate chip
    Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Take Note and Turning a New Leaf

3. Card Stock:  Papertrey Ink berry sorbet, ripe avacado, &white, Stampin Up chocolate chip
    designer paper
    Ink:  Versa mark. Stampin Up chocolate chip and cameo coral
    Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Take Note and Polka Dot Basics
    Accesories:  Stampin Up chocolate chip corduroy button brad

Holiday Planners

I saw this great video tutorial on how to make these cute little Holiday planners.  I found these 3x5" mini composition books at Target for 99 cents for a pack of 2.  They are so easy to make!

The label is made from Papertrey Ink's "Take Note" stamp set.  I made the patterned paper covering the 2 on the sides using Papertrey Ink's background stamp sets.  I stamped  Background Basics: Retro in snow white ink onto PTI's scarlet jewel card stock on the one of the left.  I stamped Polka Dot Basics in snow white ink on pure poppy card stock on the one on the right.   The middle one is covered with designer paper from Stampin Up's Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper.  Add a bit of ribbon and look how cute they are!