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August 2012

Howl-o-ween Project Tray Kit Promotion

Spooktacular OfferHi Everyone! This adorable tray kit can be yours with the Starter Kit. The promotion has been extended by Stampin' UP! thru September 16th! It's due to the response and the time of the year. Great time of the year to get $125 of your holiday crafting goodies for only $99 and FREE Shipping! and don't forget this tray! The tray would be a great decorations to display your little ghoul or guy in their costume. (Easy to change out the photo each year!) The tray and supplies have a $60 value. So that's like getting $185 for $99! Whew hew!

*Tip! use removable adhesive and you could change out all the frames throughout the year!

(wink) As you know, I think joining Stampin' UP! is like joining a club. A club of stampers and crafters who love their hobby. It's such a generous community whether you just can't get enough papercrafting or you want to earn extra income. Paper snips

SPECIAL from ME if you sign up today, August 31st, and join my team The Designer Paper Dolls! You'll receive from me,my handmade, 'today only' sign-up special:
1)*Fabric Paper Snips holder - I've got 36 die cut and ready to sew over Labor Day. To the right is what the design is, but you will have choice of Candy Cane Christmas, Springtime Vintage or Sweet Stitches.

Fabricsnip2)*AND a FREE pack of Glimmer Paper - you choice of Red, Silver or the new Champaign Glimmer Paper - great to start off the holiday's in a Stampin' UP! sparkley way :)

Plus my everyday FREE stamp set when you place your first order as a Designer Paper Doll!

So, today only,
*$125 in product for $99 (starter kit)
*FREE $60 Howl-o-ween Tray kit
*FREE from me a Fabric Paper Snip Holder - hand made Thank You!
*Free from me a pack of Glimmer Paper $4.95 

Click here to see what it's all about! Let me know if I can help answer any questions. Click on the Contact Me link to the right to get in touch!

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Bigshot Bridal Bouquet

IMG_0339Hi Everyone! My sister Karla's wedding rehersal is tomorrow and I got this inspiration late last night. Here's a bridal bouquet for her to hold during the IMG_0336
rehersal ceremony. Hopefully, she loves it as much as much as I do...and her! This would also be perfect for a bridal shower! Most items are made using the Big Shot and dies. Punch flowers are fillers.

Materials Used
Flowering Flourishes w 126365, c 126367
Papallion Potourri w 123757 c 123759

Ink  - Crumb Cake 126975

Whisper White 100730
Very Vanilla 101650
Crumb Cake 120953
(or Neutral Collection card stock pack has all 119707)

Whisper White Organza Ribbon 114319 IMG_0337
Victorian Lace 118481
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon 122332

Dies & Embossing Folder:
Petal Cone Die 121810
Scallop Circle 113468
Fun Flowers 121812
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder 127751

2-3/8" Scallop Circle 118874
Elegant Butterfly 127526

Tombo Multi Liquid Glue 110755
Jumbo Sticky Rounds 127852
Mini Glue Dots 103683

With Whisper White card stock, die cut 2 petal cones. Stamp and run through Fancy Fan folder. Adhere sides to make cone with Tombo. Fill cone with tissue paper or other filler and close top. The circle sticky strips make an awesome adhesive layer! apply one to the top. Lay strips of ribbon using the sticky circle to keep in place. layer another circle to start adding flowers.

The scallop flowers are the flowers I've made before with punches. Just bigger! Make a carnation type of flower as well as the rosette flower usine this die. With circle or scallop punches, make smaller filler flowers.
Here's how to make the rosettes. AND  here to make carnations.

for the carnations - use a small brad and really swish forward aroung it.

With Scallop Circle and Fun Flower Dies - make a variety of flowers in different tones. Use the suede technique - crinkle the paper by scrunching up in your hand until the fibers are really broken down.  PEEL apart the paper - it's 2-ply..make 1 ply and use the rough or suede looking side up.

Adhere 1 flower in center. This will be a base flower to build around. Arrange larger flowers first and fill in with smaller. I used Tombo to glue flowers.

Tip! if you feel your bouquet is 'lopsided' - remember it's paper! you can gently squish the bouquet into a rounded shape.

With Crumb Cake ink, stamp butterfly image twice on whisper white and punch out using the Elegant Butterfly punch. Punch two butterflies out of both very vanilla and crumb cake. Layer by adhering only down the middle so you can bend wings upward. Apply pearls. Adhere to bouquet using glue dots.

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Halloween Can Craft...For Big Kids!

DSCN2365Hi Everyone! Now it's time for us big kids to make our soup or veggie can! See yesterday's posting for a youth version.


  • Soup can - drill or pierce holes with approp. tool. Hubby drilled holes but could pierce with nail and hammer.
  • 3-3/4" x 9" strip of the Pumpkin Pie polka dot paper from the Brights Collection Designer Paper Pack (1 sheet makes 3 cans) DSCN2368117155
  • 2 (two) 9" scallop trim using Basic Black cardstock 121045 and the Tasteful Trim die 120893 - **needed Extended Cutting Pads 113478
  • 1" x 12" strip of the Rich Razzlebery stripes paper from the Brights Collection Designer Paper Pack.
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool122334
  • Big Shot Die-cutting Machine 113439
  • Apotecary Accents Framelits 127003
  • Fancy Fan Embossing Folder 127751
  • Wicked Cool Stamp Set w 118738, c 120600
  • 1" Circle Punch 119868
  • 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch 127811
  • 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch 118874
  • Gumball Green 126840, Whisper White 100730, Pumpkin Pie 105117 card stock
  • Gumball Green Ink 126861
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246
  • Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
  • Tombo Multipurpose Glue 110755

To make the fan-fold flower layering embellishment, check my older posting by clicking here.

I have one more can to show you in a video tutorial later this week!

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Halloween Can Craft for Kids

DSCN2363Hi Everyone! It's Kid's Craft Time! I designed this simple project with youth ages 4-11 in mind. The youngers ones will need a little more assistance. I think this would be a great project for a scout troup, your Little Sister or Brother, the grandkids etc. Start collection your soup and veggie cans!

I also wanted to show something that anyone could make with their own supplies. While I'll be talking Stampin' UP! items, I hope you can see where you could free hand cut your own triangles and wedges :) so let's get started!


  • Soup can - I used the regular size cans - and enjoyed having Campbells DSCN2360
  • Chicken and Stars to get ready for todays posting LOL. The new cans do not leave sharp edges when tab removed, but you may wish to double check.
  • With nail, or drill, adults please pierce can to make hole for wire handle.
  • Brights Collection Designer Paper - Pumpkin Pie cut to 3-3/4" x 9"
  • Basic Black, Whisper White card stock
  • Wire found on the Clearance Rack!
  • Pennant Builder Punch and 3/4" Circle Punch
  • Wire cutters
    Misc Ribbon

How to make

  • Punch holes in side of can for wire handle.
  • Adhere paper around can. With pencil or pen tip, poke handle holes out.
  • With about 18" of wire, insert ends through hole. Bring back up and wrap around handle arch by the top of can. Option - wrap wire around paint brush handle, pencil, etc to create curly handle.
  • Punch  or cut 2 triangles for eyes out of black card stock.
  • Punch 2 (two) circle out of white for eye corners. Glue in corner and trim off extra (skip step for younger ages)
  • Punch 2(two) cirlces out of black. Cut into forths for nose and mouth.
  • Add ribbon to handle if want (retired ribbon shown).
  • Fill with candy! or treat.

I think you could easily skip the handle and still have a cute craft to do with kids.

TOMORROW - we'll make one with more embellishments...for us older kids (smile!)

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August Team Swap Cards

DSCN2356Hi Everyone! Here's the AWESOME swap cards from the Designer Paper Doll team meeting this month. The theme was last blast of summer.

DSCN2358Here's Lisa's card using a retired SU stamp set that I can't remember the name! lol...but what an adorable summer time set! I absolutely love how she used Pool Party card stock  with the Fancy Fan embossing folder to get the look and feel of water waves! 


DSCN2357Linda's card is so darn pretty!!! I love the flower theme throughout AND the little bouquet in the corner. By rounding the corners of the layering whisper white it really compliments the oval sentiment embellishments.!



DSCN2359And Davette's card uses the emboss resist technique with the Manhattan Flower embossing folder. Labels Collection framelits and shimmer paint make this an ooh -la-la card! FABULOUS!

Ladies, thank you for sharing your talents with me and all of us!


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Shower Tag

DSCN2321Hi Everyone! My (step)daughter Erin's bridal shower is today and here's her funky shower gift packaging. It's so her! I made a coordinating tag that might be a tad unconventional when one thinks showers. I gotta run to finish up here at work then off to get ready for our party! More pics later today!

Update! here's some pictures...I don't get to see Erin much even though we live close by..opposite schedules! Here's my beautiful daughter :)
DSCN2328Can  you believe we got to craft at the shower? We had a decorate the brides maid dressDSCN2331 contest...I didn't win but it was lots of fun!

It's such a proud day when you see your children grow into young adults. Erin was so gracious and lovely throught the day.

Below she's holding a glass bowl my mom gave her. Hope you enjoyed seeing what Erin looks like! She'll be a beautiful November bride. ;)


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Paper Bow with Kraft Box

Hi Everyone! This project was a make and take at convention. The bow is super easy to make and a great topper for our kraft boxes or any gift box.

To make paper bow:  VID02986

  • Need 4 strips of card stock:   1" x 8-1/4", 1" x 7-1/4", 1" x 5-1/4", & 5/8" x 4")
  • Break down the fibers by pulling a Bone Folder down the length of the card stock.
  • For each bow loop, secure the ends of the card stock to for circle; once you have done this you will have a large and small circle. (1” x 8-1/4” strip & 1” x 7-1/4 strip””
  • Cut both ends of the 1  x 5-1/4” card stock into a banner shape to create the bow base.
  • Layer all the bow pieces together pinching them in the middle. Wrap the 5/8” x 4” card stock around the middle and secure with sticky strip. Trim off excess card stock.

For the kraft box, stamp your favorite images using VersaMark for a subtle added look to your box! Here's a two-fer video - tips on using extra rubber stamp pieces and how to make the bow. (Video Coming Soon! Uploading now!)



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Team Meeting Goodies


DSCN2312Hi Everyone! The Designer Paper Dolls came over yesterday. I shared with them a few tips that I picked up from convention. We swapped cards, held our firDSCN2313st paper swap, and made the above box with a paper bow and made a rolled desiger paper flower.

I had their water bottles decorated up too! More details this week on the items shown.


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