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November 2011

Top Note Snowman Hot Chocolate Gift Box

DSCN1179Hi Everyone! It is SO nice to be feeling better. I know I'm under the weather when 1) coffee doesn't sound good and 2) no energy for crafting!

So with my first day with my mojo back, here's a Top Note Snowman Hot Chocolate Gift to warm someone's day.  The 1" x 12" Cello bags work perfectly to stuff some mini marshmellows in too!

Stamp Set:
Tags til Christmas (wood mount 120847, clear mount 121169)

Whisper White Craft 101731
Pretty in Pink 101301

Pretty in Pink 100459
Whisper White100730
Basic Black 121045
Pumpkin Pie 105117
Silver Glimmer Paper 124005

Big Shot Die cutting machine 113439
Top Note Die 113463
2-3/8" Scallop Circel Punch 118874
Doily Triple Layer punch 122465
1-3/4" Circle Punch 119850
3/4" Circle Punch 119873
Circle from Itty Bitty Shapes pack 118309
Petite Pennants Builder 122361
Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334

Accessories: DSCN1182
Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon 117289
White Baker's Twine 124262
White Gel Pen 105021
Sponge Dauber 102892

Snail Adhesive 104332
Stampin' Dimensionals foam dots 104430

To make box, take a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Pretty in Pink and score 1" each side along the 5-1/2" side and from 3-1/2" each side along the 8-1/2" side. Make cuts as shown:
Fold all score lines. Tuck middle flaps in and with Snail Adhesive, build box by bringin in 1" side panels inward.
With Top Note die, cut out image in Whisper White and Basic Black. Cut black in half for snowman's hat.

Take a 3/4" x 4-1/2" strip of basic black to make hat brim. Option to round. With whisper white ink and sponge dauber, edge around the hat and brim. With snail, adhere the hat to the snowman. With dimensionals, adhere brim.

Punch 2 circles from 3/4" punch with basic black for eyes. With white gel pen, draw eyes. Adhere.

With pretty in pink ink, sponge dauber 2 cheeks. Draw wiggle mouth.

Punch scallop pennent with Pumpkin Pie. Bring the punched image back into the punch to make the carrot nose (option to simple cut triangle)

Punch snowflake with doily punch and a small circl from the silver glimmer paper. Adhere to hat.

DSCN1181With dimensionals, adhere Top Note Snowman to box! Add coco packs.

Stuff mini marshmellows in Cello Bags. Use a chopstick or skewer to help move them down the bag.

Stamp sentiment with pretty in pink. Punch out using the 1-3/4" circle punch. Layer over punched silver glimmer scallop punched from scallop circle punch.

Tie marshmellow bags together withpretty in pink satin ribbon. Tie sentiment on with baker's twine.

Happy Crafting!~Dee

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"Black Friday" sales now through Nov. 30th


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Hi Everyone! My sister Karla hosted a wonder Thanksgiving for us. Thanks Sis! I hope you enjoyed the day with friends and family, too.

With it being Black Friday, Stampin' UP! can help for the crafter on your list or with your hand made gifts! If you order by December 10th, you will get your items before Christmas (regular shipping).

On a personal note, I was down and out earlier this week with flu....urgh! Feeling under the weather is never fun, but around the holidays is the worse! It put me a little behind in showing you some ideas with things. After some shopping around town this a.m., it's up to my craft room!

Enjoy your Black Friday and the kickoff to the Holiday Season. Happy Crafting~Dee~

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Button Bracelet with Gift Container


Hi Everyone! These bracelets are made from Stampin' UP! Designer Buttons! You can make 2 bracelets out of one container of the Designer Buttons in the color collections. Each collection comes with 72 buttons. At $8.95 per container, you can make 2 bracelets and have a few buttons left over. A great gift for the kids to make as a teacher gift or to give to that crafter on your list...All for under $5!

Here's the overall pattern:

Below is a tutorial for the bracelets AND I used the button container to make a gift container for the bracelet!

Happy Crafting!~ Dee

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Online Extravaganza!

Hi Everyone! The Online Extravaganza starts Monday, November 21st at Midnight MT (2 am ET,1 AM CT, 11 pm Nov. 20 PT)

The Online Extravaganza, our annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, begins Monday, November 21, 2011, and continues through Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

 Savings include...FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle!

And...there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT]) - so make sure you don't miss the first 24 hours of the Online Extravaganza!

These deals are available online and with customer and workshop orders.  To see them all and take advantage of the savings...

Log in on Monday, November 21, to my Online Store, look around, find out what the two special items are and then place your Holiday Online Extravaganza order!

 Note: When you place your qualifying order on my Demonstrator Business Website you will be eligible for all the usual hostess benefits.

I will be sharing some handmade gifts Stampin' UP! style this week and next to help kick off the season. They will include:

  • Card & Tags as gifts
  • Button Bracelets
  • Boxed Treats
  • Fabric Trees
  • Treat Giving
  • Fabric Flowers
  • Lollies (fan fold flowers) for package decoration and wreaths!

Along with our stamps, paper and ink, I will be using the following accessories you may wish to consider adding on to your Online extravaganza order! They really help to Step Up our projects.

  • Shaker Frames: 124115 ($4.95)
  • 1" x 8 Cellophane Bag 124134 ($2.50 for 50)
  • Kraft Gift Box ($2.95 for 4)
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334 $29.95
  • Winter Wishes Stitched Felt designs (16 pieces) 124108 $9.95
  • Mini Jingle Bells 124116 $2.95
  • Dazzling Details124117 $2.50

Happy Crafting~Dee


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Punch Art Pilgrams and Indians

DSCN1167Hi Everyone! These punch art cuties can be wipped up for your last minute Thanksgiving cards or used as thank you to your Thanksgiving hostess.


1-1/4" Circle Punch
1-3/4" Circle Punch
Scallop Square
1" Square
Blossom Builder

For sentiment:
Word Window
Modern Label

Buff skin tone
Caramel skin tone
Very Vanilla for card base
Daffidil Delight
Basic Black
Cajun Craze

Cajun Craze
Old Olive
Daffidil Delight
Pumpkin Pie Stampin Marker
Pretty in Pink Stampin' Marker

Stamp sets:
Gently Falling
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Lattice Embossing Folder
Big Shot

DSCN1169Stampin' Dimensional foam dots

Make Pilgram and Indian people as shown. Use fine tip felt marker for eyes and mouth.
Stamp leaf images using sponge dauble to apply ink in a variety of colors unto card base of Very Vanilla.
DSCN1171Run front of stamped card through the Big Shot using the Lattice embossing folder
Stamp sentiment with Cajun Craze onto Very Vanilla. Punch with Word Window and layer with Cajun Craze Modern Label.
Adhere all embellishments with dimensionals.

Happy Crafting!~ Dee


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Snowlady Fashionista - Snowman Punch Art

DSCN1166Hi Everyone!
This snow woman is in her sparkly finest :) Inspired from an ad I spied for snowman nick-nacks.  The card fits a standard #10 business envelope. Get your punches ready! She takes the following:

2-1/2 Circle punch 120906
1-3/4" Circle punch 119850
1-3/8" Circle punch 119860
Snowflake punch 119852 for arms
Large Oval 119855 to make hat rim around head
Cupcake Builder 121807. Icing piece for hat and circle center on flower
Boho Blossoms 119858

Stamp Set:
Season of Joy 110384

Versamark 102283

Whisper White 100730 cut at 8-1/2" x 7-1/2". Score along the 8-1/2" edge at 4-1/4" to make the card base. Scrap for circles.
Real Red 102482 8-1/4" x 3-1/2" and scrap for hat
Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Paper 124004 cut at 8" x 3-1/4"
Silver Glimmer Paper 124005 for snowflake arms and flower hat embellishment.

Silver Embossing Powder 109131
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Marker 105115
Pretty in Pink Stampin Write Marker 100045
Black Fine tip felt pen

Heat Tool 100005

Multipurpose Glue  Tombo 110755
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

DSCN1164Punch circles and adhere with Tombo. Stamp swirl image with Versamark and heat emboss with silver embossing powder. With Silver glimmer paper punch snowflake and flower. NOTE: Glimmer paper is on the thicker side and make punching a little more difficult. PLUS the snowflake punch is intricate. I think the effort is worth it :) Alternate is to die cut a snowflake with the glimmer paper using Snowflakes #2 Sizzlits 113449.

With Real Red, punch out cupcake icing and the circles. Make hat rim by punching and trimming the large oval. Adhere the hat rim to the hat top to make the cap. Adhere to the snowman.

Make face! DSCN1165
Trim off snowflakes to make 2 arms. Adhere to back on snoman
Adhere flower to hat.

Layer paper on card base. With Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere our fashionista to the card.

Happy Crafting!~Dee


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Tuesday Tip - Customize Stamps

Hi Everyone!

If you are like me, when you hear customized stamp, you think of a return address stamp. With the typical Name & Address. However, at convention they showed using the Custom Stamps for other non traditional ways! For example:

1 Line stamp - "From the Slater's" would be used for Gift Tags

2 Line stamp -        Merry Christmas!
                                ~ Jeff and Dee Slater

4 Line stamp        Our new address is:
                                   Jeff & Dee Slater
                                   123 Main Street
                                   Anywhere, IN 46123

Maybe you know someone whose handwriting is getting a little difficult to read. A personal stamp stating something like, "From,
                                                 Jane Smith" might be just the perfect gift!

Below are the two  customized stamps with seasonal images from the Holiday Mini. How cute would gift tags and such be using these images!

For other Personalized Name Stamps that you can use for all types of customization, see p. 172 in the main Idea Book and Catalog (click on image to the left).

Happy Crafting! ~ Dee

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Customize Your iPhone! Or Give as a Gift

Iphone cover

Hi Everyone! Want to have a one-of-a-kind phone case? Stamp it!!! OMGoodness we are going to have such fun stamping images for our iPhones! I am so jazzed. It's just like the Simply Adorned necklaces...another way to say 'this is me!' OR since we are in the GIFT GIVING season, you could handmake someone on your holiday list a custom cover! For around $20 you could give a case with an assortment of covers.

I have an iPhone 4, but this can be done with any of this style of phones. How to make:

*PurchaseDSCN1157e a clear case cover for your phone. I found mine at Walmart for ~$19. They had others starting at $13.
*With a pencil - trace around your phone on Whisper White 100730 card stock.
*With scissors, trim on the inside of the trace line.
*Test that it fits on the backside of the case. Trim as needed  until it does. With insert inside, trace the camera lens opening from the case back. Take insert out.



* With the Word Window punch 119857, punch out area so you can use your camera feature. DSCN1159

Stamp as desired!

Note: I tried some layers initially and the case did not want to stay closed. It may have been my style of case. A single layer works great!
I used:
Stamp set:
Build a Blossom (wood mount 121923, clear mount 121994)

Ink: DSCN1160
Wisteria Wonder 122936
Concord Crush 119785
Lucky Limeade 122935

Sponge Dauber
Blossom Builder Punch for masking off petal images 121808

With Concord Crush, stamp flower center.
With Wisteria Wonder, stamp solid image petal image.
With Concord Crush, stamp layering petal image over previously stamped images.
With scrap, punch out matching petal from the Blossoms Builder punch. With removable Dotto adhesive, mask off petals.
With sponge daubler, sponge Lucky Limeade around petals.
Remove petal masks and insert your new cover!

Your favorite Designer Paper looks super cute in it too!

Happy Crafting! ~Dee

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