Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stampin UP Craft fair items

After an almost freezing morning at the fall craft fair, i'm finally home and trying to put away the leftover items I didn't sell today. 

I keep telling myself that I WON'T do outdoor craft fairs because of the un-predictability of the weather, yet, I keep signing up for them. I'm serious this time..... no more outdoor craft fairs!

I want to show you a few of the items I made to sell plus a couple of samples. Unfortunately, I didn't sell as much as I thought I would which makes me feel a bit down about myself, but I guess it's a learning experience.

First up,  this tree was created using the designer rosette die and the Candlelight christmas designer series paper (DSP).

Since christmas is coming up, why not have some gift card holders?! I created these using the same template I used to make the other ones on my August post.


Why not keep up with the Christmas theme with these cute gift tags that were made using the Tags til Christmas stamp set.

The thank you note holders below were a cinch to make using an 8"x8" piece of DSP and scored to fold in such a way that it will hold some 3"x3" cards on one side then some matching envelopes on the other side.

*UPDATE 9/19/16: I've been asked by a few people for a tutorial for these holders. Go to the Tutorials & Cheat Sheets tab at the top of my page for the PDF that I've uploaded.

I used the orchard harvest DSP for the holders. LOVE those colors and patterns!!!

These post-it note holders were created using the 2012-2014 In-Colors and the bright blossoms stamp set. I think my favorite is the summer starfruit because of the precious little dahlias! What do you think?

I sure hope you enjoyed viewing a couple of my items! If you have any questions about supplies used, don't hesitate to contact me!

A very special thank you to my friends Pamela (on left) and Paula (not pictured) for helping me out on this very COLD day! Know that you are very appreciated!

And..................last but not least...................our winners for our cardstock and ink pad kit are........................................................

I would love to hear from you! Please comment below and let me know what you think!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stampin UP craft fair make n take

I have been one busy bee this weekend trying to prepare for the upcoming Fall craft fair. I have lots of goodies prepared to sell and I also have prepared a special make n take for those that want to try out Stampin' UP's awesome products.

I will post pictures soon of all the items I will be selling. I do, however, want to show you this simple and quick gift card holder that we will be making at the craft fair.

 I got the idea of the holder from a Pinterest pin I found (and can't seem to find anymore) and turned it into a Thanksgiving gift card holder.

  • create the holder with the Two Tags Die. Attach your gift card and some ribbon for a simple and quick way to dress it up.
  • the sleeve is 4 1/4" x 6 1/8" scored along the length at 1 5/8" and 4 1/2"
  • create the pumpkin using the extra large oval punch: punch out 3 pieces and layer them as shown.
  • for the curly piece, cut a 1/8" strip of paper and wrap around a skewer 

Supplies Used:
  •  Cardstock: summer starfruit, pumpkin pie, early espresso, very vanilla, old olive
  • Punches: Boho blossoms, extra large oval
  • Inks: early espresso, pumpkin pie (for shading pumpkin pieces), old olive
  • Stamps: Punch potpourri (retired), falling leaves (retired)
  • Ribbon: summer starfruit satin 
  • two tags die & BigShot

I'm very excited about the event and hope that you can make your way to the Fall Craft Fair in Rowlett,TX to support your fellow Stampin' UP! demonstrator. Click the image below for more details.

 Hope you enjoyed today's posting. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear from you. Blog you again soon!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Stampin UP Googly Ghoul projects

My stamp club ladies got together today for yet another fun day of stampin'! 

We put together an adorable card using the Googly Ghouls stamp set. This is just TOO cute to be scary! This card is case'd from our monthly magazine: Stampin' Success.


  • You can transform the layout of ANY card to suit the occasion you want to fit.
  • Use the Miss you card found on page 35 of the catalog and transform it for the halloween season,  or holidays, or birthdays, etc...

 Supplies used:

o   Cardstocks: basic grey, tangerine tango, whisper white
o   DSP: Howlstooth & scaringbone
o   Inks: basic black, basic grey, more mustard
o   Stamp sets: Googly Ghouls
o   Punches: 2 1/2 “ circle, 1” square
o   Ribbons: ½” striped satin ribbon, pumpkin pie bakers twine
o   Delicate Doilies sizzlits die
o   Bitty buttons
o   Googly eyes
o   Blender pen

  This next project we made is a perfect and might I mention.....EASY treat to put together for the kiddos or the kiddo's-at-heart.

  • fold a piece of 9" x 2 1/2" cardstock in half. Use your Two tags Die and place your cardstock such that it doesn't overlap the cut-line on the die.
  • stick a snack-sized treat in the pouch you created and give them away! They're sure to be a hit!!!

Supplies used:
 o   Cardstocks: basic black, tangerine tango, whisper white

o   DSP: Howlstooth & scaringbone
o   Inks: basic black
o   Markers: pear pizzaz
o   Stamp sets: Googly Ghouls
o   Punches: 1 ¾” scalloped circle, 1 ¼” circle
o   Ribbons: ½” striped satin ribbon, white bakers twine
o   Two tags bigshot die
o   Googly eyes
o   Non-Stampin UP: snack size Kit Kat bar


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BLOG YOU NEXT TIME!!!...............................................

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall Craft Fair & box template

Lately I've been working on quite a few projects that I will be selling at a local craft fair this month. I'm excited yet nervous about the outcome! 

I would love your support by stopping by my booth on Saturday, October 27th from 9am-3pm at the Rowlett Christian Academy. Click HERE for more information and details.

I will be selling a wide variety of handmade items such as post-it note holders, gift card holders, christmas decorations, halloween treats, and more!!! I will post photos after the event has taken place. 

Until then, I want to leave you with a template that I created after I had run out of my little vellum treat bags from the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit on pg 27 of the Holiday catalog. Don't you just hate it when you run out of something?!!

1) Start with a sheet of vellum or paper cut to 9 1/2" x 6"
 2) score at 5/8", 3 5/8", 4 3/8", 5 1/8", 8 1/8", and 8 7/8"

3) then score along the length of your paper at 4 7/8". Score at 4" only from the far right side to the 4 3/8" mark.

 4) using your diagonal plate, score diagonally along the lines as shown below in purple.

5) Fold your paper from left to right at the 3 5/8" mark where my embossing tool is.

6) grab the right side of the paper and fold over at the 8 1/8" mark so that the left and right edge overlap. Adhere together.

7) fold your box so that the 4 3/8" and 8 7/8" score lines are facing inside the box.

8) fold the bottom flaps of your box so that the diagonal lines are folded as shown. Adhere the two flaps together.

Ta-DAhhhhhh, you have a cool box to place all kinds of goodies in there!

Here's an example of Stampin Up's bag (on right) compared to the one I created (on left).

 Hope you enjoy your box template! if you have any questions, comment on my blog below.

Blog you again soon!!!