Happy September – Happy Holiday catalog 🙂 It’s finally time for the Holiday Catalog and all the fun, new products and ideas. One of my favorites is the the Tags & Trimmings stamp set with the matching Trim Your Stocking dies. This combo makes darling stockings that are little pillow boxes. The dies have all kinds of pieces that decorate your stockings. For these stockings I used the new Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series paper and the Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon.
You can also just use the pillow pos part of the die to make little gift pouches, This one is a case of the one in the catalog. It uses the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series paper. There are so many things you can do with this set!
If you are in the Lexington, Ky area, the annual Stamping Garage Sale is coming up September 15-16! Want more info on participating or attending? Email me for all the details.
I hope your having a wonderful day celebrating the 4th of July. I have these little treats inspired by QBee Quest (Brenda) who is the queen of all things kisses! I added the “enjoy” – all piece from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.
Think of all the fun uses for these! Hugs, Fran
This is one of my favorite styles of gift card holders (and one of my favorite gift cards!) The front of the holder is simply strips of the Coffee Break Designer Series paper and matching card stock that has been run through the Big Shot using the Oh My Stars embossing folder.
The gift card holder is made by cutting a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 4 1/4 x 10 1/2 and scoring at 4 1/2, 5 1/2,and 6 1/2. Pinch the fold to the inside and adhere only at the bottom of the fold and use the slot die in the matching die set to cut the opening.
Stamp the sentiment and share with a friend 🙂 Hugs, Fran
Valentines Day? Yep! This card is made with the new Hexagon Dynamic Textured embossing folder and the “love” from Sunshine Wishes framelits. The heart was was cut from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits in Glimmer paper. I sponged on ink – Real Red, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette onto water color paper and then embossed it. The love was cut from Black card stock and then fun foam, layered together and covered in Glossy Accents. Very simple. Hugs, Fran
Christmas Pines is a huge set – 22 pieces – with a matching die! There are several different sizes of pine boughs and pine cones. It also has some very pretty sentiments. This simple card also uses a cut out from the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series paper. Hugs, Fran
A little Halloween Baker’s Box to fill with treats! The Baker’s Box is so easy to put together! The spider is an svg file from Miss Katie’s Cuttables with some extra circles added to the eyes – and some fun google eyes! On the bottom, I used the scallop border punch and added more eyes. The ribbon on the top is tied to one of the handles and the clothespin keeps the box shut. That way you can open it without having to untie the ribbon. Just something fun 🙂 Hugs, Fran
Summer birthdays! (Or 4th of July – but that was last weekend!) We have some very special summer birthdays and I always like to create decorations and party favors to help us celebrate. This is the French Fry box and All About Sugar stamp set. The little “party” banner is on a lollipop stick and the Fry box has a star die cut from the center with sequins between acetate. A little bling for the party.
The box was made with the new heavy Whisper White card stock and stamp in Real Red. Time to party! Hugs, Fran
Double your fun with this Berry Basket 🙂 I made this one out of Coaster Board and it is sturdy, sturdy, sturdy! To do this, I cut the Berry Basket Die 4 times and assembled them 3/4 of the way – meaning on one piece for each basket I cut off one flap. Cut a piece of Coaster Board 3 x 6 and layer the 3/4 baskets on top of it. Line the inside with some of the Best Year Ever DSP and make a long edge to go around the basket. The handle is a 1/2 x 12 piece of Coaster Board. Decorate and fill with lots of Easter candy – it can handle it! Hugs, Fran
This is a new die in the Mini Catalog called Berry Basket. It’s a Bigz die and makes a lovely basket that is a nice size for all kinds of things. To do this basket I adhered a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of Whisper White and Best Year Ever Designer Series paper together and run it through the Big Shot Whisper White side down. You need to do this twice so you have 2 pieces. Assembly is simple and the basket is very sturdy when assembled. I added half a Doily, a Coastal Cabana butterfly from the Butterfly Framelits and a Calypso Coral stamped from the Butterfly Basics set and die cut. The center is a Calypso Coral pom-pom. I assembled my basket using the hand-held stapler.
Still snowed in with more snow coming tomorrow. Going. Stir. Crazy. Hugs, Fran
I lIke You is a hostess set that is perfect for using your Blendabilities! I was playing around with them and decided to put them on the Circle Frame card done in Whisper White. Except they bleed through (which they are suppose to do!) so I had to do some backing. This actually worked out well, giving the Whisper White some extra support.
Stamp Sets – I Like You, Gorgeous Grunge
Card stock – Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink – Memento Tux Black, Gold Encore
Etc – Circle Frame card die, Gold washi tape
Have you tried the Blendabilities yet? My Blendies Classes start August 26th and you’re welcome to join us 🙂 Hugs, Fran