Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I made our next Club SWAP cards...and then figured out that we'll be meeting AFTER Halloween, oops! Oh well, I popped them in the mail instead for friends and will be working on another idea before the 2nd of November!
SU! products used: Whisper White & Basic Black card stock, Kiwi Kiss card stock & Classic ink, Pumpkin Pie card stock & Classic ink, Basic Black craft & classic ink, Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (for the witch), blender pen, Summer Sun classic ink (for the moon), Round Tab punch, Wide Oval, Word Window & Horizontal Slot punch (for the cauldron). The pumpkin is from Eat, Drink & Be Scary. The smoke is from Like It A Latte (retired). The cat is from Party Punch (retired).

Non SU! products: Googly eyes, Witch stamp is from Katie & Co-G Studios, Boo is Sizzix Sizzlits Bounce Font.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Stamp-A-Stack Part 1

20 cards $25 - 5 each of 4 different designs - getting an early start on Christmas cards - PRICELESS!!!

Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Whisper White & Glossy card stock
Pacific Point striped ribbon
Snowflake (from Winter Post set) stamped onto Glossy card stock with Versa Mark
next Baja Breeze ink refill brayered onto Glossy card stock then buffed to a shine again with Swiffer dry cloth
A Very Merry Christmas (from hostess set Punches Three) stamped with Baja Breeze & Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pads
Square Scallop Punch
MERRY cut out and popped up with Dimensionals
A Tree For All Seasons stamp set
Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy & Whisper White card stock
Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Season's Greetings (from Snow Swirled stamp set) stamped in Not Quite Navy
Wide Oval Punch - edged in Real Red
Winter tree was Versa Marked and then applied with Glassy Glaze Enamel twice using a Heat Tool
Trees are stamped in Black Staz On and then colored in with a blender pen using
Real Red, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Close To Cocoa, Summer Sun, Ballet Blue, Regal Rose & Not Quite Navy
1 1/4" & 1 3/8" inch Square Punches used also

Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze & Holiday Treasures DSP card stock
Skaters (from Winter Post stamp set) stamped in Chocolate Chip
Ticket Corner & Wide Oval Punch used
Season's Greetings (from Snow Swirled stamp set)
stamped in Ruby Red
Natural Hemp Twine
1/16" circle punch used on seam of card to thread twine through
Holiday Treasures DSP (Designer Series Paper), Old Olive, Whister White & Riding Hood Red card stock
Riding Hood Red striped Ribbon
Tree (from Snow Swirled stamp set)
Merry Christmas (from Holidays and Wishes stamp set)
Wide Oval Punch
Old Olive Classic ink, Versa Mark, Heat and Stick Powder & Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
All products are SU! except the Swiffer :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


So, I still need to come up with some snazzy names...SWAP, for starters. Any idea's? The only thing I can think of is Stamp With A Pal (boring!). Here are the ladies cards that we passed out at the beginning of our Club meeting, aren't they great? 


Here are my fabulous CREATIVE club members.
This year is going to be so FUN, can't wait!
(sorry the lighting is so bad, windows!)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Club Candy

I put these together for my Stamp Club members. 

SU! Cellophane Bags/Small
A strip of More Mustard card stock folded in 1/2
Ordinary staples to hold everything together
An inch wide strip of Autumn Vine Designer Paper from the holiday mini
(I edged the sides of the paper with my scissors to give it the soft frayed look then folded up one corner of the paper)
Used my Sage Shadow Stampin' Write marked to color (directly onto the stamp) the pumpkin from the Eat, Drink & Be Scary stamp set (which can ALSO be found in the holiday mini) and stamped it onto Sage Shadow card stock.
Used my 1" Circle Punch. (and edged my circle) 
Popped it off of the paper with a Stampin' Dimensional
and finished off the treat bag with a RETIRED 'swirly thing' from my Hodgepodge Hardware and a knot of Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.
And don't forget the CANDY!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Progressive Page

This page started as a 6X6 Whisper White with 3.5 X 3.5 Pumpkin Pie mat. The photo is cropped to 3X3. I used a straight edge ruler to draw the lines of my spiderweb with a Basic Black stampin' write marker and then attached the lines free-hand to finish off the web. Using the paper-piercing tool & pad from my Crafters' Tool Kit, I added tiny holes to the web. I cut a 3.5 X 1 inch piece of Basic Black card stock and used the SU! Scallop Edge punch up one side of it, attaching to the back of the Pumpkin Pie mat. One Kiwi Kiss tab, using the SU! Round Tab punch. The hat was inked in Kiwi Kiss and the little spiders were as well as Basic Black. I then used a small piece of the Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla double sided satin ribbon and attached it to the hat (adhesive works best and doesn't soak through the ribbon like glue). Stampin' Dimensionals were used to adhere the hat to Basic Black card stock which I free handed an outline of with my Paper Snips. Then a bit of steady cutting of the spiders and I adhered those to the page as well, some are popped up with Dimensionals.
and here's how to progressively expand your 6X6 page...

I started out with 12X12 Basic Black card stock, a strip of Pumpkin Pie (from my scrap box) which I punched 3 holes in with my NEW Crop-A-Dile (you can use a regular hole punch but I wanted to try out my CropADile, LOVE it!) I then punched out a piece of Kiwi Kiss with my Word Window punch and adhered it behind the holes. The cauldren was made using 3 punches, Wide Oval, Word Window & Horizontal Slot. Kiwi Kiss & Pumpkin Pie triangles were made with the 1 1/4" Square punch and then cut in 1/2 diagonally. The tag was inked in Kiwi Kiss and before I stamped it onto Whisper White, I colored over the spider with my Basic Black Stampin' write marker, huffed and then stamped. (Huffing is when you breathe on an inked stamp to re-wet the image before stamping) After backing the tag with the Lg. Tag punch in Pumpkin Pie, I punched a hole for my black elastic thread using the 1/16" circle punch and popped it off the page with Dimensionals. The lower left photo was backed in Kiwi Kiss and I mimicked the Basic Black Scallop Edge to pull the 6X6 and 12X12 together. The number 2's are Sizzix Fun Serif. Cute was made with the Sizzix Sizzlits Bounce font. The white spook letters are Making Memories. And I added a few more spiders to finish off the page. All stamped images are from the Eat, Drink & Be Scary SU! set and can be found in the Holiday Mini catalog
(The swirl above the cauldren is RETIRED and was from the Like it a Latte set and inked in Craft White)
Put it all together and viola! A fun 12X12 scrapbook page!!