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August 2011

Halloween Card with Spooky Bingo Bits

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Hi Everyone! Spooky Bingo Bits (w 123944, c 123946) is a versital, fun Halloween set. It comes with 24...yes 24! pint size images that are not only perfect for the Bingo card stamp, but also great for treat toppers, to use with the Mini Milk Carton Die, the Pennant Punch and much much more. I also like that it comes with 4 sentiments, 5 if you include the Trick or Treat bag!

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The iconic images make this stamp set one you are sure to go to time and time again! 

I have to give a shout out to Shirley for I totally stole her idea of running Dazzling Details glitter (124117) glue down the cobweb! Dazzling Details is new in the Holiday Mini available Sept. 1! Thanks Shirley!!!

Stamp Set: Spooky Bingo Bits

Card stock:
Basic Black (121045) Cut at 4-1/4" x 11" Scored and folded in half. And a piece of scrap.
Whisper White ( 100730) cut at 3" x 4", a 4-1/4" x 2" strip to punch lace border.
Wild Wasabi (109020) cut at 3-1/4" c 4-1/4"

Ink:
StazOn black 101406
VersaMark 102283

Accessories:
Embossing Buddy 103083
Wild Wasabi Stampin' Emboss Powder 123224
Dazzling Details (avail. Sept 1)
Stripes Embossing Folder 123128

Tools:
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Big Shot machine 113439
Lace Ribbon Border punch 122362
1-1/4" Circle Punch 119861
1-3/8" Circle Punch 119860
1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch 119854
Heat Tool 100005

Adhesive:
Snail adhesive tape runner 104332
Stampin Dimensionals foam dots 104430

Other items - ruler and thin tip black marker

Fold card base. Run front of the card through the Big Shot using the Stripes embossing folder (this embossing is an option step that adds a lot of subtle detail.) Punch out a whisper white Lace Border. Layer on card base.

With StazOn black ink, stamp 3 spider images on whisper white. With ruler and thin marker, drawn spider web line. Layer on Wild Wasabi card stock. Take Dazzling Details and run thin bead down webs. Layer on card using Snail adhesive. With embossing buddy, take static off a scrap of whisper white. Stamp Eek! using VersaMark. Emboss with Wild Wasabi embossing powder using the Heat Tool. Punch with 1-1/4" circle punch, layer with 1-3/8" Basic Black. Layer with scallop circle punched out of wild wasabi. Layer on card using stampin' dimensionals.

OptionaDSCN0967l inside - cut piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White. Adhere on inside of card and stamp a spider. 

Happy Crafting!~ Dee

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Village of Cuteness - Creative Cafe' Version

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Hi Everyone! FYI -I revamped our team name to the Creative Cafe'. At our Cafe' meetings, we get together to stamp and talk about what's brewin' at Stampin' UP! or in the crafting world.

At convention, I attended the Village of Cuteness class and knew I wanted to try it at home. Jeff cut  houses for me and Creative Cafe team. Last month, we painted our houses. This month, we will make our Fall side of the houses. Next month, we'll turn them around and decorate the other side for Christmas! The new designer paper Spice Cake (available Sept1 from the Holiday Mini) is the color inspiration for the fall side.
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Confession - until convention, I never new SU sold Textured Cuts Wood Sheets 116309! I had totally overlooked this item. It is what the doors are made out of and can be used to make interesting elements in our cardmaking and scrapbooking. Plus, you can run it through the Big Shot!

 

DSCN0955 The sheets can be stained by simply dragging your ink pad or stampin' spot down the wood. It has a smooth backing so adhering to your projects is a breeze.

Happy Crafting!~ Dee

(Join my Stampin' UP! family now through the end of October and I'll send you materials to make you own Village of Cuteness - Creative Cafe' style!)

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Snow Much Fun - Spotlight Technique with Snowflake

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Hi Everyone! Here's a card using the Spotlight Technique. That's when you stamp mutiple images of the same stamp then use a punch to cut out an image to layer over top to highlight part of the image. I used the Snowflake Punch 119852 as my highlight image.

Cardstock:
Whisper White cut at 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored and folded in half for card base. Two  2-1/2" x 2-1/2" for stamped image.
Wisteria Wonder cut at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4"
Marina Mist cut at 3" x 3"

Ink:
Stampin' Markers in Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist
Stazon Black

Accessories:
Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon
Silver Mini Brads
Northern Flurry embossing folder

Tools:
Big Shot die and embossing machine
Snowflake punch

Stamp and color image on both pieces of whisper white. I colored mine slightly different to give subtle change. Feel free to mix up the colors to make a more dramatic pop. Punch snowflake out of one of the images. DSCN0950 Align with base image for the 'spotlight'.

Layer on wisteria wonder and marina mist. Emboss card front and insert brads in center of snowflake images. With Stampin' Dimensional foam dots, layer image on card. Tie ribbon at bottom.

Happy Crafting!~ Dee

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Halloween Pencil Treats with New Cello Bag

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Hi Everyone!
As you've heard from to me  over and over....LOVE LOVE LOVE the new Holiday Mini (available to order Sept.1, 2011)!!! Serious...4months is not long enough to try all the things Stampin' UP! has in store for us this season. From the new product suites, stamps, punches, dies...but PLEASE don't miss out on all the little do-dads that you will find throughout the mini too. The 1" x 8" Cellophane Bag 1241314 pack is one of those items you're sure to use time and time again with your treat and gift giving. You get a pack of 50 for $2.50! It comes with an adhesive strip too. Pencils, rows of treats, etc.. work great!

If you make jewelry, I think these would be perfect to display or package you braclets and necklaces too! DSCN0946

Stamps:
Warmest of Wishes (Hostess) stamp set available Sept. 1st as a Hostess option.
Wicked Cool (w 118728, c 120600)

Card stock:
Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive

Ink:
Stazon Black, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories:
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Basic Black 119261
1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon 111368
Satin Rich Razzleberry & Black Lace fond farewells from last year...but still in my stash and maybe yours!
Silver Glass Glitter 120995
Dazzling Diamonds 102023

Tools:
120907 Decorative Label punch
119850 Circle punch 1-3/4"
118874 Scallop Circle 2-3*8"
118074 Owl Builder punch
Bat punch - fond farewell from last year..but I know many of us have it and it's just too perfect for Halloween!

Happy Crafting!~ Dee

 

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Back-to-School My Team Swap Punch Art

DSCN0939 Hi Everyone! I finally got my August Team Swap in the mail...goodness me.

Here's a quick little back-to-school punch art card. I CASED this from a library's open house invite that was sent to work a couple of months ago.

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370

Punches:
Word Window 119857
Heart to Heart 119881
Dotted Scallop Border 119275

Ink: Pacific Blue 111837

Card stock:
Whisper White  100730 card base 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored and folded in half. 2"x3"
Brights Collection card stock pack 119706 - used Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point out of pack. Real Red out of pack cut 2-1/4" x 3-1/4"
Regals Collection card stock pack 119705 used Garden Green out of pack.

Punch out three colors using the Word Window punch. Bring punched image through the left side of the punch to make the book edge look.  Option For a little extra dimension, I ran the 'books' through the Stripes embossing folder 123128. Punch the small heart out with the Heart-to-Heart punch. Punch 4-1/4" border using Daffodil Delight and Dotted Scallop punch. Assemble as shown.

Enjoy your Back-to-School everyone! Happy Crafting!~Dee
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Gently Falling with Shimmer Paint

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Hi Everyone! Here's another new set from the upcoming Holiday Mini which starts September 1st.
Gently Falling (w 123802, c 123804) is  part of the Spice Cake product suite and is a 2-step set. 2-step meaning the images are made using 2 steps. Stamping an outline image then stamping over it with a corresponding image. With Gently Falling, the set comes with 4 different leafs, acorns and the helicopter seeds. If you love fall and Thanksgiving, this set will sure to make your wish list!

DSCN0938 Confession - I have had Shimmer Paint for awhile, left unopened not ever working with it before. Goodness!!!! What was I waiting on?!? LOL I took a Stampin' Sponge 101610 to highlight the leaves. So pretty and easy!

Other stamp set:
Perfect Punches (w 117022, c 120516)

Card stock:
Very Vanilla 101650 cut at 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored and folded in half for card base. 4"x 5-1/4" for tone on tone layer. Scrap piece for sentiment
More Mustard 100946 scrap piece

Ink:
Pool Party 122938
More Mustard (from my Regals Stampin' Spots 119717)
Pear Pizzaz 119784
Crumb Cake 121030

Accessories:
Spice Cake Designer Fabric124066 ( available Sept. 1)
Antique Brads 117273
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint 116806

Tools:
Scallop Oval Punch 119856
Decorative Label Punch 120907

Adhesive:
Anywhere Glue Stick 104045
Stampin' Dimensional 104430

Stamp images using the 2-Step and Rock and Roll technique. (click on the link to learn more on how to do), Tear strip of Spice Cake Designer Fabric. Wrap antique brad around. Adhere with glue stick (I like the glue stick to adhere fabric.) Stamp sentiment on piece of Very Vanilla using the 2-step technique. Punch with Scallop Oval. Punch out Decorative Label image using More Mustard. Edge with Crumb Cake and scrunch. Layer sentiment on using Dimensional foam dots. Adhere to card base with Dimensionals. With Stampin' Sponge wedge, apply Champaign Mist Shimmer paint where want a little glow.

Happy Crafting! Dee

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Button Buddies - September Card Class

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Hi Everyone! Button Buddies stamp set will be featured in September's Card Class. Click over to my Classes page to see close ups of each card and  to sign up for the Class in Person or a Kit to Go!

Button_buddies Here are the images that come with the Button Buddies stamp set...sooo cute!!! I had this set on my wish list as soon as I spied it when the new catalog came out.

Class includes a container of Designer Buttons! Subtle_buttons

RSVP & Enroll for class today :)

Happy Crafting!~ Dee

 

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