Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Tags

Today I want to share with you some quick and easy Christmas Tags that I made for my daughter.  She is learning how to can and made some jelly and salsa this past summer for Christmas to share with her friends.  Her Peach Jelly is very good!!

For my tags I use the current Scalloped Tag Topper and one that was retired too.  I used Crumb Cake card stock and cut each piece just 1/16 shy of 2" x 3-1/8".  Now these tags are on the short side because she has small canning jars that they will go on, but you can cut them to whatever length you need.

I use Washi Tape for the bottom decoration and on some used a corner rounder to round the edges.  The little holly and berries is from the Christmas Pines stamp set.  I have used that little stamp quite a bit on the insides of my cards for Christmas this year!  The To/From is from the Here's to Cheers stamp set.  Both stamp sets are in the Holiday Catalog 2016.  To get a closer view, just click on the picture.


Thank you for coming to see me today, come back Friday and I will have some more!  Mary




Monday, November 28, 2016

Cookie Cutter Fall Wreath

Good day to all of you!  Have you recovered from eating way to much turkey on Thursday?  All of our left-overs are gone, so now we can try to get back to eating like normal people, I hope! :)

I made this cute little wreath for my Dad's door at the Assisted Living facility where he lives, I like how it came out and was pretty easy to make.

I used some of the retired Burlap ribbon that Stampin' Up! sold a couple catalogs ago, I really like it and it is/was easy to work with.  I stamped the little Scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set and colored the little guy in.  Then I used some retired Framelits to make my smaller leaves with, I cut them out of the brown paper packing that some companies still use.  I then inked them up in different colors to make them look like real leaves.

The wreath form I used was 10 inches and I found it at Jo-Ann's.  Now I need to make one that is a Christmas one for next month.


For the hanger I used the current 5/8" Burlap Ribbon and also the Gold Metallic Thread.

It is not a big wreath, but I didn't want a huge one either.

Thank you for coming by to see me, I appreciate it!  Mary


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Online Extravaganza Starts November 21st

It's that time of year again over at Stampin' Up!  Online Extravaganza!!

You can view the list HERE

Here are some of what will offered on the 21st, remember one day only, while supplies last on these.


Here are some of what will be offered on the 28th, remember one day only, while supplies last.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Christmas Trees

Good Wednesday morning.  I hope you all got some sleep last night.  I went to bed at my usual time, didn't stay up to see who won the Presidential race.  I hope you all voted yesterday too!  Now maybe life can get back to normal now??

Today I'm sharing with you a card that I found on Pinterest and have wanted to make for a long time. I decided, this was going to be the year, lol!  When making it, I did find out it there was more work to it then what I thought, but, that could be that I made/punched enough items to make six cards with!


I combined retired items with new items, trying to use up some of my Designer Series stash, do any of you have that same problem?  Once I got all of the trees and stars punched out, it was pretty easy to assemble the card.

Stamp sets-Holly Berry Happiness and Pennant Parade (retired)
Card stock-Real Red and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper-Season of Style (retired)
Ink-Real Red and Early Espresso
Embossing Folder-Softly Falling
Baker's Twine-Candy Cane Lane
Red and Silver Glimmer paper
Gold Dazzling Details

Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate it!  Mary

Monday, November 7, 2016

Vintage Leaves

Good Monday morning!  I had a wonderful Saturday downtown at the Convention Center (Bartle Hall) here in Kansas City OnStage that was put on by Stampin' Up!.  What a wonderful company that I work for, they treat their demonstrators so well at these events!!  We got a sneak peek of the new Occasions Catalog that will be coming your way in January 2017 and also the new Sale-A-Brations too, lots of good stuff coming soon!!

Today I'm going to share a quick and easy Thanksgiving card with all of you.  This is a card that I case'd from a fellow demo, Diane.  This is a card that I will use to teach a new beginner stamper the basics of stamping.


For this card I used the following:
Stamp set-Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock- Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon and Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper-Petals & Paisleys
Ribbon-Delightful Dijon which is now available in the Holiday Catalog 2016
Vintage Leaves Framelits

Thank you for stopping in, glad to see you here!  Mary

Friday, November 4, 2016

Belated Halloween Card

Well better late than not at all!  Things have been pretty sad at my house the last 10 days.  We had to send our little girl, Abby, our black Cocker Spaniel across the Rainbow Bridge last Wednesday.  Our little girl had a very fast growing cancer and it had spread to her liver before we found it.  We made her last two months as happy and comfortable as we could.  Our little watch dog is gone and it is so quite in the house now.  We miss her so much.

Now for my quick card share today.  A fellow demonstrator shared this card on a Facebook site and knew it would be perfect for my little grandson.  Thank you Bonnie O'Neil for sharing your cute card!!

I used Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock.  Also some of the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper.  The background is embossed with the Brick Wall embossing folder and I used Halloween Night Baker's Twine.  The nose is made with the smallest scallop Framelit.  I'm sorry but I don't remember the size of the circle punches.

Sorry for my being gone for awhile, hope to be back on a regular schedule next week!!  Mary

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Stitched Shapes Framelits


Starting on November 1, 2016 the new Stitched Framelits will be available for purchase.  These framelits will we offered in the new Annual Catalog 2017-2018, but Stampin' Up! is offering them early to their demonstrators and customers!  

Also available, are a few stamp set at 25% off, from November 1- 30, 2016.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Santa's Sleigh

I'm friends with a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator who lives about 20 minutes from me.  We are going to go to OnStage Kansas City on November 5th together.  I meet her one year in St. Louis at a Regional event, just walked up to her table and asked if I could sit with her and some of her friends and once we got to talking found out that she lived really close to me!  Love how you can go to any SU event and make new friends!!

Anyway, she posted this card on her personal Facebook page, she used current products for her, but I'm showing you mine with retired products from the All is Calm that was offered two years ago!  Yes, I have products that really needs to be used up!!  Gloria's was done in red and mine is done in blue.


You really could use just about any color of Washi tape you have.  The deer is cut using the new Santa's Sleigh Thinlits using the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper and the sentiment I used is from Holly Berry Happiness stamp set.  I did use Pool Party with my Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp first, then applied the Washi tape over that.  The sequins are Bermuda Bay.  I used the Banner punch to make the banner with.  I will make another one but this time I want to try using Smoky Slate card stock for the reindeer to see how that will look too.  I used Thick Whisper White for the card base and then regular Whisper White for the card front.

I hope I have given you some ideas for your Christmas cards too.  Mary

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Merry Medley

Today I want to share with you some Christmas cards that I've been working on for the last week, using the same stamp set but trying to come up with some different ways to make them.

I choose the Merry Medley background stamp set this time.  After seeing one that Frances Martin made, I wanted to try my ideas out.  Frances did use the Background stamp with her's but I decided to try my cards without, but you could easily use it too with this set!

For the first one I did this:


I wanted to make it look like a present with the 3/8" Silky Taffeta ribbon tied off on the side.  I also added some holly and berries from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and used the coordinating punch to punch them out with.

For the next one I did this:


For this one I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to add some greenery to the front along with with Linen Thread.

For the last one, this is what I did:


For this one I wanted to highlight one of the greetings on the background.  It is hard to see, but I did use some of the Real Red Metallic Thread behind the little panel.  Once again I use the Holly Berry Happiness set and punch.  Oh, on this one I used White Embossing to make the lettering stand out more too.

Card stock I used was Thick Whisper White for the card base, then Cherry Cobbler and then Basic Black.  Ink was Craft Whisper White.

I hope you enjoyed the different versions that I made to share with you!  Mary