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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mini Post-It File Folder

I made a bunch of these last weekend, and I've gotten a few requests on how I made them.  So I'll try to break it down.

First take a piece of card stock.  You'll want it to be 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".  This will require a little pre-planning, because before you punch and score, you'll want the DSP on the front already.  So coordinate your card stock and DSP ahead of time.  Cut your DSP to the same size and attach with adhesive.  I used the SU glue stick to get even coverage-without buckling the paper.

when that is done, score it on the long side: 2 1/8" and 2 5/8"

Then grab your SU envelope punch board.  On one side of the short end, punch it at 2"  flip it over so the end that you just punched is at the 2 1/2" and punch again.  This is what it should look like.  You'll then repeat the same thing on the other side.  The tab that is at the 2 1/2" side will then be trimmed off:

Place the mini post it note on the larger side.  When you hold it closed, you'll see one side is slightly larger-this will accommodate the post it note pad and not stick out.

Then decorate.  the larger side will be the side you will attach the post it note pad. 

I hope you have found this easy to follow.  It really is easy and you can make a bunch of them rather quickly.

Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014

What a nice weekend! I had scheduled my World Card Making Day event for Saturday, but sadly no one was able to come-except one person on Sunday.  That was not a problem, so of course I took that time to skype-craft with my friend at Doodlebird Designs. We always have a great time skype-crafting.  I also have an upcoming Christmas Bazaar, so I needed to work on some items for that.

I started with these:
Pop up gift card holders
I used the new Stampin' Up! White Christmas stamp set and water coloured them.  Such a subtle effect and perfect for the Stampin' Up! All Is Calm DSP.   I love the stamp set-it's a photopolymer set, which made lining up the different elements nice and easy!

Thanks for stopping by :)

happy stamping!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I have my team meeting today, and our swap theme this month is from the Holiday Catalog. So while skype-crafting with my friend in the UK, I made this. I really like how it came out. I made 10. It uses the Holiday Home stamp set/framelits, (yes I fussy cut the ghosts), in-colours: Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White, Basic Black and Crushed Curry card stock. Crushed Curry and Whisper White embossing powder, the special stamp set: Good Greetings.

Thanks for looking and happy stampin' :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Holiday Mash Up!

Back in the beginning of the month I did a Christmas Card Stack.  (which I still need to blog)...oops.  But I wanted to do something with the release of the new Stampin up Holiday Catalog.  OH MY GOODNESS... 50+ pages of absolute deliciousness for the holiday season!

So of course I needed a name for the class...and since I didn't want to just do one holiday, I did the three that are coming up...Halloween, Thanksgiving and Holiday Mash Up was born.

I decided to offer cards and projects because like I said- the Holiday Catalog is FULL of delicious goodies!  And I wanted to let my guests try a variety before they ordered.

So here we were...

This little fella was waiting for my guest.  I made it from an idea I saw on Pinterest and filled it with some chocolates (you gotta have some chocolate when you're crafting in the Igloo)!

He came together rather quickly, so I can definitely see me making more for future events to welcome my guests.

Then we started on the projects and cards for the day...  Halloween first.

I really like how versatile the Stampin up Curvy Keepsake die is:
Not only did I make the penguin above with it, but we also made this:
A really cute pumpkin.  we sponged the sides using an oval piece cut from the SU oval framelits.  It gives it a nice effect and dimension (and best of all-it doesn't have to be perfect) ;)

Then we moved onto another treat box:
This came together quick and easy as well.  And even though it is small (2"x2") it still holds a lot of treats!

The card we made came out really cute as well...
I saw this on Pinterest, and just changed it up a little.  I love how the new in-colours Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow are perfect for Halloween!  Add a little Basic Black and Whisper White- and Voila!

Although we are (or should be) thankful all year round, I thought a nice little Thankful Journal would be appropriate for one of the projects:
It uses the new For All Things stamp set, scallop tag topper punch (big catalog), new in-colours: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake seam binding and linen thread (big catalog). Stampin Up! also has a 2 pack of journals.  (I will be doing another idea with this as well)

We  made a set of 4 note cards using the For All Things stamp set: I cased the first card from an idea from Brian King- Stamp with Brian  His card looked more square, but I adapted it for a notecard.  I used Crumb Cake Cardstock for the base, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate and Whisper White card stock.  For the ink, I used Smoky Slate and Soft Suede.
 For the 2nd card, I used the same card stock, just made it horizontal.  The ink we used was Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.

They came out really well, and are perfect for just adding a little note and popping in the mail.

Back to using the Curvy Keepsake die, and an idea from Pinterest- we made these cute little Santa boxes.  They'll be cute to hold little gifts or treats.

Another stamp set we used-Bright and Beautiful.  It has coordinating framelits and it's so pretty
I thought it would look really nice as a 'formal' looking card.  We used Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Silver and Cherry Cobbler.

and for a fun card, I cased this from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts but added my own touch to it.
We used the Festival of Trees stamp set and coordinating tree punch, All is calm embellishments, All is calm DSP, Christmas Bliss stamp set, Lost Lagoon, Silver, Pear Pizzazz ink, Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon and Whisper White card stock.  I really like this one.  It's one of my favourites.

How would you like to get an exclusive FREE stamp set from Stampin' Up!?   From now till Oct 31, if you have a class and it's $300 (before shipping/tax) then you can get the exclusive Good Greetings set!  See the flyer below, and contact me if you have any questions or want to have a class/party at your house.
Thanks for stopping by....and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 10, 2014


I really enjoy when my friend Michelle from Doodlebird Designs and I can skype-craft.  We'll figure out a project or an idea to work on, sort out the colours/stamps etc... and yet...we'll come up with something different.

I love the new In-Colours.  We used Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey.

thanks for stopping by.

Today I got to skype-craft with my friend from Doodlebird Designs and we made these cute little tea light boxes.  They come together nicely and look so cute.  You can also make them out of a lighter shade of cardstock and stamp an image around it.

I think they'd make great wedding favours or Christmas stocking stuffers

I used the new In-Colours: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey and the Moonlight paper stack.  I love how it all works together!

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Holiday carry over ends August 28th!
That means there is some awesome product that you need to get your hands on this month before it's gone and you are shopping outrageous prices on ebay.
One of those products is the Fesive Flurry Snowflake framelits.
It's a great set that has a coordinating stamp set as well! (but works well by itself as seen below) 

                                                                          There are so many great stamp sets available in the carry over list!  Get them before they're gone.

you can order from my website: Crazy Penguin Designs