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Poinsettia Punch Art using Blossom Petals Builder Punch


Hi Everyone! Last spring, many of you were like me and ordered the Blossom Petals Builder Punch  121808 when it first came out.*oh my, love my SU punches!* I enjoyed making many spring type flowers. With the change of seasons, we don't have to put that punch on the shelf and I have a few flowers to show over the next week.

Here's a Poinsettia Punch Art using the Blossom Builder Punch and the 1/2" Circle Punch 119869 or Basic Pearl Jewels 119247. So elegant looking for your cards, scrapbook pages, holiday table ( and idea shown in yesterday's post) and on a gift box!

To make:

Punch several leaves in Real Red card stock 102482. 14 petals shown . With the 1" Circle Punch, punch circle from scrap to use as base. With Tombo Mutlipurpose glue  110755 (use throughout), adhere Layer 1 flower leaves to circle base. VID01117 Adhere Layer 2 making sure to place the leaves inbetween the first layer.

VID01115 With Daffodill Delight, punch 1/2" circle. Adhere center. Or use Pearls to decorate the center

For a Step it Up look, run flower through the Big Shot using Snowburst Embossing Folder 124906.



With both looks, curl top layer with your paper pierce (pencil, paintbrush, etc).

I know I have been using the Holly Berry DP 124004 paper a lot, but I can't put it down! I'll mix it up with future postings ;)

Video tutorial uploading now and will be posted below when live.

Happy Crafting!

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Petal Cone Place Markers - 3 Looks For your Holiday Table

Hi Everyone! The Petal Cone Die 121810 can help welcome your guests to your holiday or party table. Tuck in a little treat too!

Here's three (3) different looks by changing the orientation of the cone. Look 1: Above is in a tree-type shape. Tuck the side flaps inside.

DSCN1046 Look 2: Flatten to form more of a pocket look.  (When I was arranging for the picture, I wished I had 3 poinsettias for the cute would that be?! But then you would not see the embossing. oh decisions, decisions lol)






DSCN1039 Look 3: Traditional Petal Cone. I can see this setting option being filled with candy candys, homemade chocolate, or even a little gift!


For name marker, with Scallop Oval Punch 119856, punch Very Vanilla. With Decorative Label Punch 120907 punch Chocolate Chip card stock 102128. With Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker 100071, write name.

For Looks 2 & 3, you could make it a Napkin Ring by cutting the bottom off so the silverware fits.d

To Make:
DSCN1038 With the Big Shot 113439, die cut 2 Very Vanilla 101650 Petal Cones. Emboss with Elegant Lines 119277. Use Sticky Strip 104294 to adhere together

Add embellishments such as a Poinsetta Punch Art Flower (tommorrow's post!).

Die cut 4 of the semi circles from the Petal Die to decorate the Petal Cone tops. Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Paper 124004 used. Adhere with Tombo 110755.


Here's a close-up on our Flower for tomorrow!

Happy Crafting!~Dee

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Tuesday Tip - Classic Ink Pads vs. Craft Pads

Hi Everyone! Our Tuesday Tip continues with a ink tips. A popular question I get is "what is the difference between Classic Stampin' Pads and Craft Stampin' Pads?" And here's the answer!!

Classic Stampin' Pads and Spots contain fast-drying, washable and acid-free ink. The key word is fast-drying. You stamp an image and it's dry by the time you put your block down. :) They come in full pads as well as the Stampin' Spots with the exception of Whisper White and Very Vanilla - they are available in Craft only.






Craft_pad Craft  Stampin' Pads and Spots are, as I call them, more juicy! The ink stay moist longer which make them PERFECT for embossing. Many time we reach for our VersMark pad for embossing but one can use Craft Stampin' Inks too! So one could order a Craft Stampin' Spot Collection and Clear Embossing Powder 109130 for color embossing! They work on fabric (not washable)  and other craft projects. Craft ink Colors available in a full size pad are Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White. All other colors are available in the Craft Stampin' Spots collection.

Full pads feature a patented, flip-top that store the inking surface upside down so it stays ready to go! No need to store upside down...the pad does it for you!

To summerize:
Classic = fast drying - full pads available all colors except Whisper White and Very Vanilla.
Craft = juicy - limited # full pads and availabe in Stampin' Spots in the other colors.

And that's our Tuesday Tip for this week. Happy Crafting!~Dee




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2nd Annual Hostess Appreciation Party Invites

Hi Everyone! October is my Team (Creative Cafe' Members), Club Members, and Hostess Appreciation parties. Above is the invitation for this year's parties that guest will be receiving this week!

DSCN1036 My Appreciation Party is my thank you for my team, club members and hostesses from the past year. There will be a Princess Theme woven throughout the party and I started it off with the invitions!

Stamp Sets:
Inviting ( w 119153, c 120630)
Artistic Etchings ( w 118517, c 120573)

Wisteria Wonder 122936
Pretty in Pink 101301

Whisper White 100730 = two (2) 4" x 5-1/2 for layering and inside. Piece for stamping and punch with circle.
Pretty in Pink 100459 cut at 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" for card base
Flirtatious Specialty Designer Paper 122360 cut at 3-3/4" x 5

120906 Circle Punch 2-1/2"
Clear-Mount Perfectly Placed Guides 121785 (lined up invite stamp perfectly!)

Ruffled Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder 122973
Dazzling Diamonds glitter 102023

2-way Glue Pen 100425
Mini Dots 103683

Happy Crafting! ~ Dee

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Make Matching Envelopes with Simply Scored Scoring Tool


Hi Everyone! Handmade matching envelopes add that little “somethin’ somethin’ “ to our cards and gift giving! And the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334 is, in my opinion, the best scoring tool currently on the market! Simply_scored_001

To make our matching envelope, start with a piece of Designer Paper (Holly Berry Bouquet  124004  & Frostwood Lodge 124002 shown here….I’m in love with this paper! One is somewhat femine and the other traditional). Also shown is one of the card from October's Card Class. See Classes Page to the right.

Cut DP to 7 ¼” x 10 ¼” 

Place on Simply Scored with the 7 1/4” side along the top.
Score at ¾” and 6 -1/2”

Turn paper so 10 1/4” along top
Score at 2 1/4” and 6 ¾”

With scissors, cut out corner rectangles formed from scoring.

Fold along score lines making crisp edges with a bone folder.

With Tombo, apply adhesive along bottom edges as shown. Tombo will hold up to the extra handling envelopes need.

Following along with me on this Video Tutorial! Happy Crafting! ~ Dee

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October Card Class - All About the Folds


Hi Everyone! October's Card Class will feature Score n Fold card designs. 1 Halloween, 2 Fall, 2 Christmas. Click over to my Classes page on the right or Click Here  to see each card up close and to see what is included in with the class.


Attend in-person or order a Class Kit to Go!

Class Kit to Go includes Sneak Peak Video Tutorials using the same materials as in the kit!

Here's one of the cards.

Happy Crafting!

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Tuesday Tip - Stampin' Spots

Stampin_starrt_spots Hi Everyone! I am starting a new weekly post called Tuesday Tip where you can find a little  more info about a product and how I use it.

First Tuesday Tip is the Stampin' Spots. These are 1" x 1" square ink pads that come in either one of the 4 Color Collections or in a Stampin' Start Collection which is shown to the right. 119979

These are little unsung heros! I recommend Stampin' Start collection to new stampers or those new to Stampin' UP. WONDERFUL all around ink collection in  color families and a basic black.

For me, Stampin' Spots are a FABULOUS way to get a variety of colors so you can stamp along with your favorite blog sites or demonstrator.

What I did was add a Stampin' Spot Collection each time I ordered until I had all collections. The collections range from $19.95-$21.95 for the Classic ink *shown* which comes out to $2 each! What an affordable way to get all our ink colors! Then as I found out which were my favorite colors, I bought the full size pad.

Stampin_spots_regal With fall around the corner, the Stampin' Spots Regal Collection 119713 has the warm tones of the season.

My spots are still going strong! After 2 years, one or two of my spots are showing signs of needing reinked. (no need to toss...just reink with Reinkers!)

SU card stock and markers are availabe in collections too. Again, great way to build your basic supplies in a variety of colors. Click here to go to the Stampin' Store to see all the collections. Look under Ink-certa

Before you know it, you will see a blog post and say 'I have the supplies to make that!" For me, that is a great feeling and I can go off to craft it. Stampin' little unsung heros :)

Happy Crafting!~Dee

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Fall Side Step Card and Vicki's Swap


Hi Everyone! Here's my team swap card that also will be one of the October card class items. Step cards fit into a standard envelop and allow for lot's of detail and interest on a card. Gently Falling and Petie Pairs Stamp Sets, Spice Cake Designer Paper and Leaves #2 Die make up the main products used.


To the left is Vicki's swap card. I really like the mustard and blue together! We both used assorted leaves to make our one-of-a kind backgrounds. Too cute Vicki!!

2 exchange students joined last Saturday's card class! DSCN1020

(I can't remember the first girls name!) Denna, exchange student coordinator, and Andrea. I enjoyed seeing the girls stamp and get excited about what they made!

 Happy Crafting!~ Dee













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