Moroccan Themed Gift Bags

By | September 24, 2016

Hi Stampers

Saturday was the “Shimmy & Shake Class”.    Everyone went home with 4 beautiful shaker cards and product to make more at home.    Everyone’s cards were gorgeous and the stampers were happy.    I will share the cards over the next few days, but first…….

I am meeting some ladies Sunday morning.   This is the group I am going away with this Fall.   I wanted to make Moroccan Themed Gift Bags for each of them.   For me it all about the packaging, but inside there is a small bottle of hand sanitizer, a package of kleenex and a package of gum.

When the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue came out in June and I saw the Moroccan Suite, I knew exactly what I was going to do.

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The Scoop

  • Moroccan Designer Series Paper
  • Moroccan Nights stamp set
  • Cajun Craze card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Dapper Denim card stock
  • Crushed Curry card stock
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Crushed Curry ink
  • Layering Circles Framelits
  • Dapper Denim Ribbon
  • Gold Sequin Trim
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Bow Paper Clips
  • Gift Bag Punch Board
  • Tear & Tape
  • Snail Adhesive

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

September’s Thank You Card

By | September 23, 2016

Hi Stampers

I finally finished my September’s Thank You cards and they have all been posted in the mail.    Everyone that orders on-line receives a hand made card as a Thank You.      This month’s card is simple, but I absolutely LOVE it!.     Instead of writing inside the card, I put a loose note inside.   That way they can reuse the card in the future.

This card uses the “Sunshine Sayings” bundle.     What do you think?   Isn’t this purdy.?     I love using staples on my cards.    It adds a bit of edge, grounding to the card.

Well… happy Friday everyone.   I hope you have a great day and a creative weekend!

 

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Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Santa’s Sleigh Card Swap

By | September 19, 2016

Hi Stampers

This past weekend I participated in a SWAP.   I wasn’t able to attend the get-together but thankfully was able to make my swaps and send them to the organizer.    She will sort them out and send my swaps back to me…. I can’t wait to see them all.

The guideline was:

  • From the Holiday catalogue
  • 2 colour matching rule
  • One accessory
  • Card front or full card
  • Demo quality

So what did I make?

Santa's Sleigh, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

 

I call it an “Elegant Christmas Card”.   You can’t go wrong with Soft Suede and the Copper Foil Paper.   Other than die cutting all of the trees, this would be a great “mass produce” card.

The Scoop

  • Santa’s Sleigh stamp set
  • Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits die
  • Soft Suede card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Copper Foil Sheets
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Dimensionals

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Spooky Fun…..

By | September 18, 2016

Hi Stampers

Yesterday was the last Club day for September.    I cannot express to you enough how much I love these ladies.     The support they give to each other in good times and bad is a true testament to friendship and what Stampin’ Up! is all about.      You know who you are… and YOU ARE AMAZING WOMEN AND YOU FILL MY HEART!

One of the cards we made in September was a Halloween card.    When I saw the Spooky Fun bundle in the Holiday catalogue I knew it was going to be on my pre order.    The images in the Halloween Scenes edgelits dies are so cute… and I love that fence!

I saw a “clean” black and white card on line using this set and I fell in love with it.     Of course I changed it up by adding additional elements (fence, pumpkins, eek).       I love the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.   It adds that pop of sparkle to the card.

Halloween, Spooky Fun

 

The Scoop

  • Spooky Fun stamp set
  • Halloween Scenes Edgelits die
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
  • Black Memento ink
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Multipurpose Liquid glue
  • Dimensionals

So what am I working on this week?   Next Sunday I am meeting up with the group I am going to Morocco with (can’t wait!).   I am going to make everyone a “Moroccan Themed” gift bag that holds hand sanitizer and other small travel items.     When I saw the Moroccan Nights suite in the Annual Catalogue I knew it had my name all over it.    I will also use it for my Project Life album when the trip is over.     I will also be prepping for Saturday’s Shimmy & Shake class.     But first on the list is to get working on Thank You cards.    I am behind.     So yes.. it is a busy Stampin’ Up! week.   I love this job life!.

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Jolly Friends, all lit up

By | September 12, 2016

Hi Stampers

If you saw yesterday’s post, you KNOW that I was going to make another card that lights up 🙂   You know what it is like when you get new toys!     This time I am using the Jolly Friends stamp set and co-ordinating punch.

This card is not original and can be found in the Holiday catalogue.    This is my version complete with a light up nose.    Now, I think this is a moose, but I am turning it in to a Reindeer…. because I can.      The lights I had ordered were all clear, but I wanted to make his nose red.    I took some vellum card stock and coloured it with a red marker.     His nose is more pink when lit up, but it isn’t clear (which I didn’t want).

 

Jolly Friends, Christmas, Card, Lights

Jolly Friends, Christmas, Card, Lights

The Scoop

  • Jolly Friends stamp set
  • Jolly Hat Builder Punch
  • Shake & Celebrate stamp set
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Whisper white card stock
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Real Red ink
  • Garden Green ink
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
  • Red Glimmer paper
  • Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
  • Foam Adhesive Strips
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Copper Tape
  • 3V Battery
  • Chibitronics LED light
Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Jar of Cheer Christmas Card… all lit up!

By | September 11, 2016

Hi Stampers

Many years ago (ok… decades!) I put together a doll house.  It was from a kit, but it took a while to do and I loved the final result. It was a two story house. I painted the outside of it, and on the inside I wall papered it, added carpeting, bought furniture and even wired the house for lights. It was a true labour of love and it is proudly displayed in my craft room .

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I bet you are wondering why I am telling you this…. and how does this relate to cards?   Well… fast forward 20+ years and on Stampin’ Up!’s Facebook Page for Demonstrators, a very clever Demonstrator posted a card that lit up.   She used copper tape, LED lights and a Battery.     When I saw that, I remembered the Doll House and how I wired it… yes with Copper Tape.   Since I used miniature lamps and light fixtures for the doll house, I had to go in search of the LED light stickers.. but I found them.   What did we ever do without the Internet?      I digress… and now on to the purpose of this post.       YES… a card that lights up!

This is my first attempt at making a card that lights up.

Card, Christmas, Card, Christmas,

Too cute.!!!!

The Scoop

  • Jar of Cheer stamp set
  • Shake & Celebrate stamp set
  • Everyday Jars Framelits
  • Pretty Pines Thinlits dies
  • Night of Navy card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Window Sheet
  • Garden Green card stock
  • Silver Glimmer paper
  • Red Glimmer paper
  • Night of Navy ink
  • Garden Green ink
  • Real Red ink
  • Pear Pizzaz ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Mica Flakes
  • Foam Adhesive Strips
  • Copper Tape
  • Chibitronics LED lights
  • Battery
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tombow Multipurpose Liquid glue

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Elegant, Simple Wedding Card… Gorgeous!

By | September 4, 2016

Hi Stampers

Woohoo…. PBS has a Downtown Abbey Marathon going on this weekend.   A perfect excuse (like who needs one) to work in the studio.     Saturday was the first Club Day in September.     One of the cards the Clubs are making this month is a Wedding card using the Shaker Shapes Framelits.     We got talking about various options for the Card and alternatives.     As soon as the group left, I had to “play”.     I love cards that are simple, elegant and blinged up.     This is the reworked Club Card and I love it.   This is simple elegance.     Here it is shown with the Gold Glimmer paper.     You could also use Silver or Dazzling Diamond Glimmer behind the layers….. think of Silver Anniversary or Gold Anniversary cards…. as well as a Wedding card.

Wedding, Stampin' Up!

Of course I also had to make one using the Silver Glimmer paper.

The Scoop

  • Blushing Bride card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
  • Gold or Silver Glimmer paper
  • Memento Black ink
  • Shaker Shapes Framelits dies (New)
  • Floral Phrases stamp set
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Tape

Tip

Using the largest tree/cake framelit (the one without the detail), die cut on Glimmer Paper of choice.   You will end up with four rectangle shapes in the different sizes.    Using Scotch Tape, tape each of them behind the corresponding  size from the detailed die that you cut out for the front of the card.   That will give you the Glimmer behind each layer and not use more glimmer paper than required.

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Shake & Celebrate Shaker Card

By | September 3, 2016

Hi Stampers

Anyone else VERY happy it is a long weekend?   The weather turned a bit cooler (ok.. manageable) the last few days and the air conditioner is turned off.    I love sleeping with the windows open and feeling the cool breeze.    Despite the fact that the weather is suppose to get warmer again… there is that definite feeling of change in the air.     Everything from kids going back to school next week, fall / winter garments and decorations in the stores and even the food at the grocery store.   But the biggest change….The Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue has been released.   So…. what do you think?    Do you love it.?    I am very inspired by the Catalogue / Product and Samples.

I always tell stampers that if they are stuck for inspiration to go through the Stampin’ Up! catalogue for ideas….. and the Holiday Catalogue is no different.    There is a Tag shown on Page 41 using the Shake & Celebrate stamp set and Shaker Shapes Framelits.   I thought it would make a perfect card.     And yep.. it does.  🙂    This will be one of the Club Cards for September (changed up a wee bit).    Clubs will also be making a Wedding Card and a Halloween Card.

Card - Christmas

 

The Scoop

  • Shaker Shapes Framelits dies
  • Shake & Celebrate stamp set
  • Window Sheets
  • Mica Flakes Trio Pack
  • Garden Green card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Real Red ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Black Memento ink
  • Foam Adhesive Strips
  • Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Snail Adhesive

I appreciate you stopping by.   If you have any questions on any of my projects, don’t hesitate to ask.   Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

International Blog Hop – 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue

By | September 1, 2016

Hi Stampers

Thank you so much for checking in today.    We have a very special treat for you.   Not only is the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue now LIVE….. but we have some amazing projects to share with you in this International Blog Hop….. the one guideline we were given…. we had to use product from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

Grab a coffee and Hop along to be INSPIRED.    Don’t forget to share the love as you Hop through the blogs.   🙂

My Card is a 3-D Scene card and celebrates everything to do with Halloween.    Ghosts, Pumpkins, Graveyard, Haunted House, Spooky Trees, Bats and a Witch… oh my!.    It is spooky, but in the friendliest way.    And yes this is all NEW product in the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue.

International Blog Hop, Stampin' Up!

The best part, this card folds flat to fit into a standard envelope.   It it held closed with a sparkly Belly Band in Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.   See below for some close up pictures.

Do you love it?

We have more to share.

  1. Me – you are here and I thank you for stopping by
  2. Alex Guillemette (our fearless leader)
  3. Jenny Hayward

The Scoop

  • Spooky Fun stamp set (NEW)
  • Sweet Home stamp set (NEW)
  • Halloween Scenes Edgelits dies (NEW)
  • Home Sweet Home Thinlits dies (NEW)
  • Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (NEW)
  • Cajun Craze card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock
  • Rich Razzleberry card stock
  • Pear Pizzaz card stock
  • Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper (NEW)
  • Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Black Memento ink
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Dimensionals
  • Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Stampin’ Up! International Blog Hop – September 1st

By | August 30, 2016

Hi Stampers

Well I have been keeping this under wraps, but can now share…… on September 1st, I will be participating in a Stampin’ Up! International Blog Hop and do we have some AWESOME projects to share with you!!!

Of course, we will be showcasing product from the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue.     It is no co-incidence that the Catalogue goes live to the public on the same date.    You will LOVE IT!

Come back to visit on September 1st to follow the Hop.    You won’t be disappointed.    You will be able to Hop through the blogs to see everyones creations.    Feel free to leave a little love as you Hop through. 🙂

International Blog Hop

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com