Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Santa's Sleigh Treat Holder

 Happy Tuesday!  Popping in to share a treat holder that I created using the Santa's Sleigh Bundle.  Here it is empty:

And, here with some tea and chocolate:

A couple of them parked on my (messy) desk:

To create these sleighs, I cut 2 of each of the full sleigh in Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler, and two of the ornate design in Always Artichoke.  I glued these together using some multi on a sponge (a great tip I picked up from Connie Stewart here).

For the box piece, I used a 3-1/2” x 2” piece of Always Artichoke, scored on the 3-1/2” side at ½” and 2-1/2”, and scored on the 2” side at ¼” and 1-3/4”.  I used tear and tape to attach that to the sides of the sleigh die cuts (tip:  you can cut the tear and tape in half to fit the tabs better).  I covered the box piece outside with a Cherry Cobbler piece measuring 3-1/2 x 1-1/2”, scored on the 3-1/2” side at ½” and 2-1/2”.  For a finishing touch, I painted Gold Wink of Stella on the outside of the sleigh sides.  So, you can't tell from the photos, but this project has a beautiful glimmer and glow in real life!

Hope you have fun making some sleigh treat boxes of your own!  Please let me know if you do and share photos!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
- Michelle

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sweet Joy Gingerbread Pop-Up Card

Happy Saturday!  Back in August, my amazingly-talented friend Jana taught us how to make pop-up cards at one of our SUper Friends gatherings (if you'd like to learn how, here's an excellent video tutorial by Dawn Griffith: Dawns Video links #4), and I used what I'd learned to create this card:

Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Letters for You
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, and Whisper White Cardstock, and Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Real Red
Accessories:  Layering Circles Framelits, Cupcake Cutout Framelits, Cookie Cutter Punch, Lots of Labels Framelits, Large Letters Framelits

Don't miss out! The Layering Circles Framelits are currently available at a discount as part of the Year-End Closeouts!!!  You can see more of the Year End Closeouts in my online store here.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gingerbread Home Sweet Home

Greetings!  A quick post today to share a fun project with you -- a gingerbread house I made using the Sweet Home Bundle:

I created the house using Kraft Cardstock, with the adornments die cut from Whisper White.  The "candies" were stamped in Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, and Sweet Sugarplum (of course!).  

I've been busily finishing up another project with this Bundle for a swap with my friend Marlene.  Looking forward to sharing that with you here soon, too!  :)

Thanks for visiting!

- Michelle

P.S.  Don't forget, today's the last day to take advantage of the 25% off stamp set sale!  You can see what's on sale in my online store here.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Last Chance: Flash Sale and Online Extravaganza end tonight!!

Happy Monday!  Today is the final day of Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza and special 24-hour flash sale!!!   Be sure to head over to my online store to check out the deals before it is too late!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Friday, November 25, 2016

Four for Fabulous Friends Friday!

It's Fabulous Friends Friday again!!!  I have four amazing cards to share with you today!

Here is a gorgeous card I received from Judy-Ann this week:

Connie M. sent me this stunning card:

Products Connie used to create this beauty include the Vintage Leaves Stamp set , Leaflets Framelits, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper, and Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I was also able to attend a fun open house at Connie M.'s house, and create these two wonderful cards she designed:

This one uses Vintage Leaves Stamp set Leaflets Framelits, and the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

And, this festive card uses the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle, Peaceful Pines Stamp Set and coordinating Perfect Pines Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, and Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Hope these inspire you to create something fabulous, too!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  I'm so thankful for you, my stamping friends!!!  

Thought it would be appropriate to share these cards with you today -- these are Vintage Leaves thank you cards like the cards I showed you in this post; however, I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits for the greeting oval on these.  I love how the Stitched Shapes Framelits layer with the Layering Ovals, Circles and Squares!  

Supplies Used:
Stamps Vintage Leaves and Thoughtful Branches
Ink:  Early Espresso for greeting and outline on leaves; leaves are watercolored with Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Stitched Shapes FramelitsLeaflets Framelits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits, Paisley Framelits Dies, Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing FolderGold Metallic Thread, and Metallic Enamel Shapes

While the Stitched Shapes Framelits were so popular they've temporarily sold out, there still are a number of coordinating stamp sets available at 25% off until the end of November!  Don't miss out on these great deals!  And, if you did miss out on the Stitched Shapes Framelits and would like them, please let me know, and I'll be sure to notify you when they are available again!

There are also great deals (up to 40% off!!!) as part of the Online Extravaganza and in the Clearance Rack!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!!!

- Michelle

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Autumn Blooms and Wishes

 Today I have some quick cards made with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Blooms & Wishes stamp set, which is currently part of the 25% off promotion, so a great time to get this versatile set, if you haven't already!  The Stitched Shapes Framelits were so popular that they've gone on backorder, and are currently unavailable, but hopefully will be back soon!  (If you missed out on these, and would like me to let you know when they are back in stock, please leave a comment on this post or send me an email).  On to the cards!

For this first one I used a color combo of Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Flirty Flamingo.  There's a loop of Peekaboo Peach Ruched ribbon under the greeting, which is from the Blooms & Wishes set.

I dropped the Flirty Flamingo on this next card, and straightened out the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon.

And, I decided to dress up the card a bit more with a heart from the 2016-18 In Color Enamel Shapes.  

I was having so much fun stamping the blooms, I couldn't resist decorating the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope with them, too!

To stamp the circle for the center of the smallest flowers, I used a pencil eraser.  Another handy tip I saw in one of my online demonstrator groups is for enamel shape storage, you can use an empty gum container like this:

Keeps the shapes so nice and neat!!!

Here's the full list of stamps available at 25% off through the end of this month (or you can click here to see them in my online store):

And don't forget about the Online Extravaganza going on through the 28th!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!

- Michelle