Monday, November 28, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Merry Banner

1. I love banners.  They are (super) trendy in the paper world and I love to incorporate them in my scrapbook pages and cards.
2. When Stampin' Up released the Perfect Pennants Die for the Big Shot, there wasn't even a second thought, it would be on my wish list.
3. I bought it right was the first I've used it.  OOPS.

So why is another two reasons...
1. My upline is having a Holiday Stamp a Stack this weekend and I wanted to make something to display.
2. Stampin' Up is having a Big Shot contest for demonstrators to win free product....and who doesn't love free.

Here is my banner that I can't wait to display this holiday season

I LOVE how it turned out!  I chose River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, and Pool Party for my colors.  I used the largest pennant from the die and cut them from River Rock DSP.  I used some Soft Suede ink to sponge the edges.  All of the pennants are held together with Hemp Twine which I tied ribbon (various types, some retired but all in my color scheme) on in between each pennant.  On the ends I also tied some more ribbon and then used  Stampin' Up's clothes pins that I died using Real Red reinker.

Here's a more detailed look at each letter:
For this pennant I made a Real Red "lollie" which are super easy with the Stampin' Up score board.  I used a piece of Real Red DSP that measured 1" by 12".  For the center I added a Wild Wasabi Designer Button from the Holly Berry Bouquet collection tied with some Linen thread and a Pool Party M cut from the Simple Letter alphabet dies.

For this pennant I cut a Doily also from the Perfect Pennant Die from Wild Wasabi cardstock, versa marked Dot, Dot, Dot, and used Dazzling Diamonds to emboss.  The Real Red e is also from the Simple Letters die set.  I used the Flower Fusion sizzlet to create the flower and added a pearl accent.

For the first r I made another lollie from Pool Party DSP though this time it measured 1.5" by 12."  For the center I added a Real Red button from the Holly Berry Bouquet tied with linen thread.  The Holly is from the Winter Wishes Stitched Felt.  The berries were Cherry Cobbler and a little dark for my liking so I carefully cut them off and added two Real Red buttons.  The r is cut from Wild Wasabi card stock from the Simple Letters dies.

This pennant is much like the e, except I put a tag from the Lots of Tags sizzlet set which I sprayed with some Frost Shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol, and added a Real Red glimmer brad.

Another lolly this time in Wild Wasabi DSP, I think it was 1.25" wide.  I added a Pool Party button from the Spice Cake collection tied with linen thread.

Thanks for looking...I'm sure I'll have to do another one for the next holiday.  Now to go clean my desk!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Holiday Stamp a Stack

Halloween is over, and the Holiday season is soon upon us...unless you are at Target, then it has already arrived.  Let us give you a reason to get away from the kids, housework get a jump start on those (beautiful, original, hand-crafted) holiday cards.  These cards are perfect for relatives, friends, co-workers, teachers, hairdresser who covers the grays and all those special people in your life.

When: Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 2:00-5:00 PM (Let us know if this doesn't work and we'll see if we can accomodate you at a different time.)
Where: Sara's Home
The Details:
* Each participant will make 5 cards of 4 different designs for a total of 20 cards! for only $20.  Yep, do the math, $1 per card!
* PLEASE RSVP by November 11, 2011 by sending a $10 deposit to either myself or Sara.  Please contact us for our address if needed.
* Make a purchase of $50 pre-tax/shipping and make 10 more cards!
* Like treats and hot cocoa? Yep, we'll have those!
* Like FREE product?  Yep, we'll have doorprizes and Sara is generously offering a $30 Gift Card (redeemable through her) as a raffle prize.  Want a better chance of winning?  For each friend you bring a friend, you'll receive an additional raffle ticket. RSVP by 11/11/11 (easy to remember!) with your check and receive an additional raffle ticket.
* (Hopefully!) We'll have additional paper craft items for your viewing to get that holiday creative mojo going!

 Would you like to see 3 of the 4 cards....(I hear you saying DUH!)

This card features a fun technique with an embossing folder, ink pad and a brayer.  Demos will be given!

This card uses the set Pennant Parade to create the tree-this set is more than just banners!, and features a new embossing folder.

This card uses a new set from the Holiday Mini Catalog called The Sounding Joy.  Haven't seen the catalog?...what are you waiting for?, it's filled with great new products perfect for your holiday crafts.