Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pop N Cuts Giggle Greetings

I made this Pop N Cut card for my BFF Heidi who is a dog lover (Graycie is a beautiful blue weimaraner).  I used Giggle Greetings, don't you just laugh when you see that dog?  The sentiment is non SU, I saw that stamp at a convention & loved how fun it was.  I used Karen Burniston's Pop N Cuts A2 base & Label Trellis cut in two different colors & then glued the Chocolate Chip pieces back into the center.  I cut the main image using Window Collection Framelits & used the paper piercing template on the back side so the piercings would turn white on the Core'dinations Chocolate Chip card stock (I even sanded it a bit).  I colored the image using Stamping Write Markers.

For the inside I used the House insert & made it into a dog house complete with lots of bones, bowl & a door for Graycie to get into her lovely home.  I used the Chocolate Chip Core'dinations again for the house, embossed it with the silicone & Textured Impressions pad then sanded it so those areas would expose the white core of the paper.  The bones & waterbowl are from an original Sizzix dog die I've had for dog years.....get it...too funny.  I used Karen's floating floor template that she has on her blog, you need to visit her blog as she's got SO many great templates.  The inside sentiment is from Lacey & Lovely cut with Karen's Gift Card Holder die.
Here's a close up with the door open.  I used a craft knife to cut the opening for the door & glued the image behind & die cut another house to cover the back to make it look more finished.  I've had such fun making this card and I hope Heidi & Graycie enjoy it too.
Happy Stamping & New Year,

Monday, December 30, 2013

Karen Burniston's Pop It Ups

Check out Karen Burniston's new collection with Elizabeth Crafts called Pop It Ups. 
Here's a link to see the video http://youtu.be/mt4_iJOP3eo

Here's a link to Elizabeth Craft Facebook where you can like & share to win a set of Karen's dies

Happy Stamping,

Friday, December 27, 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz

The Clearance Rack has been re-stocked!

Go to my online store to check it out.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  I have loads of new product still sitting on my desk waiting to be used....hopefully I'll be able to use them soon.
Happy Stamping,

Monday, December 23, 2013

Snowman Punch Board

I made these adorable candy filled (of course) snowmen for my son Jake's classmates - they were a hit.  I CASED the idea from Jackie Topa, she used a real branch for the arms, but I decided not to use it after making 18 of these guys and I would have to find those branches in my yard which would be pretty tricky unless I can use a palm tree.
Happy Stamping & Happy Holidays,

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Banner

I made this banner with the Candelight Christmas Fabric & Holiday Stocking Bigz die, to accesorize I used the Stitched Felt Winter Wishes & Sweater Trim Ribbon.  It took less than 2 hours to complete (with help of the little elves that were over playing aka my son & his friend).  I always wanted to make a holiday banner & well I can certainly cross that off my list this year AND not to mention it was done before Christmas - now that's a bonus.
Here's a close up view of all the fun crafty stockings.

I die cut 2 pieces per stocking, sewn them together, stuffed them a little & then added the accessories.  Some of the itmes I've used was from the Clearance Rack, go check it out at my online store - you may be able to make your very own stocking banner.
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Party Pop N Cut Layout

Lucky me to get more scrapbooking done!  I had started this page a while ago & I am pleased with the finished page.  The papers I had in my stash, the letters are a Cuttlebug alphabet & the "Party" were some stickers I had.  I used Karen Burniston's Chevron Border & Pop N Cut Square Ornate Base, love those dies.  I was inspired by Helen Cryer's card a while ago where she had a number strip & showcased a number with a star like I did at the top, but I thought it would be fun to make that into a shaker.

I hid my journaling under the Pop N Cut, I used the Star insert and Flagpole & Banner set.  I die cut several stars & a Happy Birthday and put them in the center of the PNC Star insert.  I also used Helen's idea again to make notice of the "7" on the numbered washi tape.  I'm so glad I was able to scrap again & I love the way this layout looks.
Happy Stamping,

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tooth Layout

I finally was able to work on my scrapbook!  My son Jake couldn't wait until his first tooth fell out, he wanted to be just like the other kids in school that were loosing theirs.  Look at the sillyness of the noodle hanging out the hole.  I had the paper & the embllishments already in my stash.
Happy Stamping,

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pop N Cut Label Window

This card was made using the Pop N Cut standard A2 base with the Label Window insert.  I die cut the pattern paper using Karen Burniston's Label & Butterflies die using retired DSP.  The candles are cut from are an old die I found in my stash - non Stampin Up.  The stamps are non Stampin Up.
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Flying Easel

Here's a version of Karen Burniston's ever popular Flying Easel card.  I die cut the vellum from the Lattice die & sandwhiched it in between the Label Framelits.  I've also used Beautiful Butterflies & Adorning Edgelits, the DSP is retired.  To get the water splotches on the top of the card I sponged Crumb Cake onto the Regal Rose & then spritzed my hand with water & flicked it onto the card.

The instructions to make a Flying Easel are on Karen Burniston's site 
Karen Burniston
Happy Stamping,

Monday, December 9, 2013

Pop N Cut Label Window

While I had my supplies out for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge last week, I figured I'd use my Label Window insert in the Stampin Up base.  Do you recognize the base?  I used the Adorning Edgelits to cut the edge into a more rounded shape, using the embossing folder (which I didn't do) would really make the edge pop.  I used a stamp set that I got for my birthday & added some sequins & holographic washi tape (love it, that too was a gift from my neighbor).

Look at that Washi Tape!!! It's such good holographic goodness.  The DSP is from last year's Sale-A-Bration (I think).  I used the Label & Butterfly die to cut the white pieces out - they match the shape perfectly just as Karen planned it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping,

Friday, December 6, 2013

December Stamp Camp

Here's the projects we'll be making at my December 14th stamp camp.  All the cards are fun & interactive.  If you're interested in attending, please email me for more information.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tag It with Ornate Base

I die cut a Labels Framelit from Whisper Whtie then colored the image from Tag It using Stampin Write Markers & added a googlie eye.  I used the Square Ornate Base for this card & cut another base in white, but trimmed a bit off the sides & top to make a nice layer.

I inked the sentiment from Sassy Salutations using Stampin Write Markers, in the background I stamped the numbers from Bring on the Cake.  I die cut some balloons from more of that fun halographic paper & attached them with coiled wire.  Just a quick card......quick but fun.
Happy Stamping,

Monday, December 2, 2013

Karen Burniston's December Designer Challenge

For Karen Burniston's December Designer Challenge, I was challenged to use the Label Window Pop N Cut insert.  I decided to use the exclusive Stampin Up base with Monster Maniacs and Bombs Away Birthday stamp sets & some Sale-A-Bration DSP from last year.  HINT: SAB will soon be upon us!

I stamped all the images with Versamark, applied black embossing powder then colored all images with Stampin Write Markers.  I used the companion die called Butterflies & Labels to die cut the Crushed Curry piece behind my monsters - I simply traced around the edge with Rich Razzelberry Stampin Write Marker.  Where the 2 DSP seams meet, I used some Epic Day Washi Tape.  For the end pieces I used the scallop from Adorning Accents to make a nice decorative edge, I even used the matching embossing folder but unfortunately you can't see it too much.
Open the card & the magic happens....the labels are folded on a mountain so they extend out of the card when opened - really cool things can be animated there.  

Now you can see that my little monster is holding a birthday bomb!
On the inside I have more Monster Maniacs & the sentiment from Bombs Away Birthday stamp set.  You can see the scallops better here & maybe even notice the embossing.  
If you don't have any Pop N Cuts of your own, I say you need to remedy that & get some - Pop N Cuts are SO much FUN and easy!  To purchase any Stampin Up proudcts, simply go to my online store (see lihk at the top right)
Thanks to Karen & all the other wonderful designers for including me in the designer challenges.
Happy Stamping,

Friday, November 29, 2013

Pop N Cut Labels

I had originally planned on using this card for Karen Burniston's November Designer Challenge, but I thought it didn't showcase the "Stitched" enough.  I used the Stampin Up exclusive base, Labels Framelits, Banners & Borders sets.  The stamp set is Yippee-Skippee (you can tell it's one of my newer sets as I've used it a lot lately).  I had a Red Glimmer paper circle already cut & was anxious to use it.

I colored the santa from Tag It with my Stampin Write Markers & fussy cut him for the center panel.  I used a Sizzlit strip to cut the word "Santa" from Red Glimmer Paper.  I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment using the Ticket punch.  I turned the Labels & Stitched Framlit on a diamond to get the stitching.
Happy Stamping & I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Accordian Snowman

I used Karen Burniston's Accordian die again to make a similar card from a few posts ago, but I used some circle punches to make a sparkly snowman.
Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cyber Monday & Weekly Deals

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Pop N Cut Thank You

I sent this thank you card to the wonderful Karen Burniston for sending me the Labels inset for my birthday.  I am so happy to add this die to my collection, as you know I love pop ups & these are so much fun.  I tried my hand at paper piecring around the edge of the label die, not as perfect as using a Stitched Framelit.  The trim is from the Gift Card Holder set & I backed the open holes with a piece of coordinating DSP.

The DSP is from Sale A Bration (yes it will be here soon - not too much longer to wait).  The stamp set is Yippee-Skippee.
Happy Stamping,

Friday, November 22, 2013

Accordian Die

I had my Labels & Stitched Frames out so why not use them with Karen Burniston's Accordian die, they fit perfectly.  I used Pool Party for the base, Winter Frost DSP & Silver Glimmer paper on the snowflakes (retired) Northern Frost Sizzlit.  I put a turquoise rhinestone brad in the center of the snowflake & a regular rhinestone on the other.   The sentiment I found in my Mom's stash & borrowed it - sorry I don't remember the name of it, but I think it may have been a host set.
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, November 20, 2013



Pop N Cut Halloween.....yes again.

I do enjoy Halloween very much, as you can see with more Halloween cards after it's already passed.  I made these cards for the kids on our street & well honestly you can't just give to one because if that one tells the others they got a card & not them.....well it will be candy wars.  I've used the Square Ornate base, That's the Ticket stamp set & Ticket punch from Stampin Up.  The owl is a Sizzix die, love that sparkly hat.

The inside uses 3-D Muti Tier with some Vellum ghosts, spider punch, sparkly bat & Banners & Flagpole Sizzlit from Karen Burniston.

Here's another one using a bat Sizzlit, retired Hey, Ghoul Friend Stampin Up stamp set cut with Labels Collection Framelits.

Cool right?  The kids really liked this one because of the mummy.  The mummy & coffin are a Sizzix die, I covered the mummy in cheesecloth.....spooky.
Happy be-lated Halloween & Happy Stamping,

Monday, November 18, 2013

Karen Burniston's November Designer Challenge

Karen Burniston's November Designer Challenge was to use "RED" & "STITCHED"....well and of course a Karen Burniston die as they are all awesome.  I chose to use the exclusive Stampin Up card base #130099 with the Labels insert (you'll see soon).  For the wonderful stitching I used the Stitched Cirle & Labels Framelits and ran them through several times onto Very Vanilla.  I took my Black & Real Red Stampin Write Marker & drew on the stitch marks on the Framelit itself before running it through the big shot and that makes the stitch marks show up a lot more.  The side I decided to use is actually the reverse side.  On the front I spritzed with water to see what would happen to the ink & it spread really nice but I thought it was too busy for this particular card.  Next I sponged the edges with Baked Brown Sugar.  The sentiment is from Yipee-Skippee.  The leaf & acorn is from Autumn Accents.  I colored the leaf with markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons & even stamped with (retired) French Foliage & (retired) Weathered.  For the acorn, I used my stylus to get some lines on the bottom portion & cut the top part with Silver Glimmer Paper.  I used a bit of burlap ribbon from the Holiday Mini & the Label Trellis Sizzlit.

The tag is cut from Karen's Gift Card Holder set & I stamped with (retired) Best Yet.  For the Label insert, I die cut out a circle in the middle, stitched around the edge with the Stitched Circle & Labels Framelit using the marker as I did on the front, then put a strip from the Label Trellis behind the opening & secured a leaf rhinestone  in the center.  I cut the Real Red ends with the Finishing Touches Edgelits.
To purchase any of the Stampin Up Products I've used and more, got to my online store.  If you don't have any of Karen Burniston's Pop N Cuts or Stitched Framelits...........what are you waiting for?  You need to get yourself some, they are the most fun dies.
Thanks to Karen for including me in the monthly challenge, it was so much fun.
Happy Stamping,

Friday, November 15, 2013

File Tab Pop N Cut

I used the Envelope Punch Board to make this file tab card.  Isn't he the cutest boy holding cookies?  I was given this stamp & the little gingerbread men die as a birthday present......birthdays are good.  My friends know me all to well.......stamps & dies are well appreciated in my home. LOL

What a shocker, I made it into a Pop N cut!!!!  I cut the Circle Label from a Window Sheet & then die cut a Circle Label onto white so I could stamp the sentiment & have all the little gingerbread men swirling around.  I also used the Banner & Border set for the pennants on the side, by cutting one of the banners in half.  I attached the Window Sheet with tiny staples & covered them up with the banner & g-bread.
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November Stamp Camp

Here's what we'll be making at the November 16th stamp camp.  If you're interested in attending, please email me for more information.
Happy Stamping,

Monday, November 11, 2013

Pop N Cut Veteran's Day

I made these Veteran's Day cards with my son's 1st grade class.  The kids were so impressed with the stars popping up in the middle & thought they were going to be so hard to make.  SO if a 1st grader can make them, then so can you.  The sentiment is computer generated & I cut them out with the Sassy Label.  I used my star die cuts, Loops & RIck Rack Sizzlits and the flag is a stamp I borrowed from my Mom (Thanks Mom).

I cut the computer generated sentiment from Karen Burniston's Gift Card Holder Framelits set, this particular set has 2 tag sizes, a gift card holder & a nice border.
I hope everbody has a wonderful Veteran's Day!  Thank you to all the Veteran's who fought for our country.
Happy Stamping,

Friday, November 8, 2013

Circle Card Thinlit

I used the Circle Card Thinlits to make this quick & easy flip card.  The stamp set is Wishing You from the Holiday Mini.

And the view from inside.
To purchase this or any other Stampin Up products simply go to my online store (link top right).
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Monster Maniacs Pop N Cut

Here I used the new Monster Maniacs stamp set, it's so funny & cute.  To die cut the image I used Karen Burniston's Circle & Label Framelits along with Banners & Borders.  To get the red line around the image, simply keep the die over your card stock after cutting & trace around with a Stampin Write Marker.

I wanted to keep the inside simple so it didn't overwhelm with that fun holographic paper.  Behind the pop up area I coiled up some wire, glued it behind with glue dots & used glue dots to glue the hearts to the top.  When the recipient opens it, the hearts will giggle around - super fun & super cute.
Happy Stamping,

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tag It Pop N Cut

For my birthday, my neighbor got me a present (stamp set - what a shocker) that was wrapped in this fun holographic paper & I thought it would be fun to use it in a card.  I used Tag It & the matching Framelits for the main image.  Karen Burniston's Banners & Borders on the top and on the banners I used the Sassy Label embossing folder to get that lovely pattern.  To color the image I used Stampin Write Markers directly on the stamp, huff & then stamp onto white card stock.

How fun right?  I had to use my present right away & get stamping.  I cut a spiral in the 3-D Multi Tier just as Karen Burniston describes on her blog, then glued the balloons to the spirals.  Note to self: use a smaller hole like a paper piercer as Karen used.  I also used the Flagpole & Banner Sizzlit to make the candles.
Happy Stamping,