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Springtime Berry Basket - Class Kit To-Go!

Berry BasketHi Everyone! I have a great springtime project for you today. It uses the Berry Basket  Bigz L Die [137366] AND if you want to play along, it's a Class Kit To-Go!

It was a local class offering and I wanted to offer to all of you too!

Here's the video tutorial for all to enjoy.

If you would like to make the project at home, please order a Springtime Berry Basket Kit To-Go! Class Kit: $21.95 (includes $6.95 for Priority Shipping USA & its territories)

Springtime Berry Basket Kit Includes Materials to Make 2 Baskets!:

  • 2Berry Basket
  •  8 (four) Mini Cards
  •  8 (four) Mini Envelopes
  • (4) Butterfly Die cut outs 
  • Accessories to decorate front as shown.

Materials you will need to duplicate as shown. If you order a kit, you will need the items with the ** by it.

Stamp -Butterfly Basics ** available in all 3 stamp styles!
Tools & Adhesive

Big Shot

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Sweet Taffy and Brights Collection Jr. Legal Pad Holders

  Jr. Legal Pad HolderHi Everyone! I love a great pad holder, don't you?! And this is a great project that uses a core group of items. Then add stamped images to finish the look.
Pad Holder with Pen

If you follow me, you know I'm a fan of getting the paper collections. Reason? You get a variety of colors!

You can make up to 15-20 of these pads with 2 core items:
*Sweet Taffy Designer Paper
*Brights Collection 12"x12" Cardstock (20 sheets - 2 each of 10 colors)

~15 pads if you mat the designer paper
20 pads if you don't mat or substitute Whisper White cardstock as the mat layer.

How To Make a Jr. Legal Pad Notebook Cover with Pen:

Start with 8-1/2" x 12" Card Stock.
Score along the 12" side at 5-1/2", 6", 6-1/2"

To make the pen holder: Fold at the 6". Trim up to the score line. Pop out the holder section.

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Add adhesive as shown. TIP! Go ahead and write on your paper so you know where to add adhesive. I used Fast Fuse but Sticky Strip could be used too.

Second picture is what it should look like after you add adhere it down.


DSCN5162Tip! If you jr. legal is a true 5x8 (some smaller which is actually better) it will fit exactly in the space from score line to right edge. Test your pad first before you do any gluing.

I like to cover the pad top: 1" x 5" or trim to size. And stamp the first page - if giving as a gift you can even write a little note here!


Other Measurements for front cover:

Cardstock 5-1/4" x 8-1/4"
Sweet Taffy 5" x 8"

Insert for RSVP pen - 3/4" x 3-1/2" strip of Sweet Taffy DP

 Materials Used:

Brights Collection 12x12 Cardstock Collection 131186
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper 133693

Bundle Save 15% includes Petal Potpourri Stamp Set and Flower Medallion Punch. (also sold separately)

Petal Potpourri Clear Mount Bundle 138877
Petal Potpourri Wood Mount Bundle 138876
Lovely Amazing You Stamp Set 140594
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad 126944
Mambo Melon Classic Ink Pad 126948

 (and/or Rich Razzleberry 126950 and Tempting Turquoise 126952_)

Fast Fuse129026
Crystal Effects 101055 on the pink
Rhinestone Basic Jewels on purple 119246

Non-Stampin' UP! items:
RSVP Pens by Pentel
Jr. Legal Pads

Found both at WalMart

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Wine Cork Table Name Card Place Settings

DSCN5070Hi Everyone! Let just say...So Cute (me and my niece say it ZooooeCute)! My sister showed me this Pinterest project of using wine corks as Table Tent holders...BRILLANT!

I go through phases of which Framelit I gravitate towards. Lately it's been Deco Collection Framelits. This would be cute with straightforward rectangles sizes too. But if you have a Big Shot...Big Shot right? {smile}

The Annual Catalog has 2 stamp sets I enjoy so much especially leading up to Spring. They are: Flower Shop that work with the coordinating Pansy Punch & Papillion Potpourri which works with the coordinating punches Elegant Butterfly & Bitty Butterfly (bitty not used in project).  

DSCN5062For the Elegant Butterfly, I stamped in Calypso Coral then sponged with Blushing Bride. These are the colors in Best Year Ever Designer Paper (paper FREE during Sale-a-bration with $50 order). I did the same thing with the Pansy images only stamped tone on tone with Hello Honey ink on Hello Honey card stock. Stamped then sponged with Blushing Bride again.

General Instructions: CAREFULLY cut a slit on the top of the wine cork. Die cut the paper and decorate - again for a WOW decorate both sides. Add a sentiment. In my sample, Happy Easter from Teeny Tiny Wishes (My opinion - best all purpose sentiment stamp set one can own!)

DSCN5068Idea!  Use both sides of name tent card. The side facing the seat has the name, so Dee, Dad and Karla know where to sit. The back side is decorated like the very top photo. So those around the table can enjoy your creations. Go simple like the Karla sample or all-out decorate both sides like the Dee. Other IDEAS - use it to number the tables or BELOW to let your guests know where you want them to put their carry-in.

DSCN5065At the end of the event, let the guest take their name cards home, you gather up the wine corks and save them for the next gathering!

Product List
Flower Shop Wood Bundle
Flower Shop Clear Bundle

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Lucky You Punch Art St. Patrick's Day Card

DSCN5053Hi Everyone! Here's a gate-fold St. Patrick's Day card. Guess what? Yup - I used Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper again :) I'm really trying to show different ways to use the sheets. We want to be creators not collecters! For me, that's the fun of our hobby. Get in the products and have different ways to use them. This sheet side is a great backdrop for florals and for your St. Patrick's Day cards and projects!

DSCN5056To make a gate fold card base:
8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock base. Score at 2-1/8" & 6-7/8" along the 8-1/2" side. Congrats! You just made a gate fold card base :)

Stamp Set: And Many More
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper, Painted Blooms Designer PaperInk: Wild Wasabi
Tools: Heart punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Boho Blossoms Punch, Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits Dies, Fancy Fans Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber
Adhesive: Multipurpose Glue, Stampin' Dimensional
Accessories: Subtle Collection Candy Dots
Envelope: Whisper White Envelopes with Envelope Liner Framelit

Panels - Whisper White cut at 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" (need 2), Painted Blooms DP cut at 5-1/4" x 4" (need 2)
Punch 9 hearts - With Dauber - ink around edges
To make stem - with oval punch - take a "bite" out of the edge of cardstock. Bring punch back into the grove and punch a curved piece.Or free hand cut a swoop.
Make 3 Boho flowers inking around edges.

General instructions: Adhere panels to gate fold base. Die cut Deco Labels. Emboss the white layer using Fancy Fans. Adhere label layers to the right panel only. TIP! use hot glue if your whisper white not sticking to glimmer paper. Line up the points of the deco label to center seam - mine must have shifted! So make sure to let dry just a minute.


Adhere stem. Add one layer of hearts to form Shamrock. Take 3 hearts, fold in half. Add glue along fold and adhere to top of base heart/leaf layer. Use remaining hearts as leaf on flowers. Add a candy dot to the center of flowers.

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Painted Blooms & Butterfly Basics

DSCN5000Hi Everyone! This was my team swap card for January. I might be hurrying spring just a tad but it helps brighten the hum-drum gray winter days! Also..I'm happy to share that I received my 5 year anniversay pin from Stampin' UP! along with a letter signed by Shelli (Garner, CEO)! I'll add it to my collection of convention and promotion pins!
My5yearpinGeneral Instructions:

Mat Painted Blooms Designer Paper and Wild Wasabi cardstock onto card base.

Die cut butterfly. Add Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Set aside to dry.

Stamp butterfly and die cut with coordinating image. Stamp sentiment and punch out with Word Window punch.

Stamp inside of card with coordinating images from Painted Petals stamp set.

Card Base: Whisper White 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Wild Wasabi: 4"x 5-1/4" Painted Blooms: 3-3/4" x 5"

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Happy Little Flower People with Custom Glimmer Paper


Hi Everyone! Inspired by the glitter Pier 1 Flower Fairy ornaments shown, here's a pot full of happy flower people. At least they make me happy to look at :) They are glitterfied by using Heat & Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Heat & Stick & Dazzling Diamonds work together to make glimmer paper out of any color of card stock. Here's the order to make:

  • Apply VersaMark to cardstock. Swipe entire surface of VersaMark unto cardstock.
  • Sprinkle Heat & Stick over the VersaMark area - tap off excess.
  • Use Heat Tool to activate & meat powder.
  • Sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over area - tap off excess.
  • Use Heat Tool to set glitter into powder.

Here's some step by step photos Click the thumbnails to go through the progression.


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 As you can see, you can punch or die-cut your custom color glimmer paper!

Punches used for happy flower people:
Pansy 130698
Petite Pennants Builder 122361
3/4" Circle 119873
Bird Builder 117191

For pot - Petite Purse Bigz L Die 125606 & Big Shot Die-cutting Machine113439

Other Materials:
Stamps - Flower Shop - Tip! available in a bundle with Pansy Punch - save 15%), Six-Sided Sampler
Ink: VersaMark, Strawberry Slush, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Brights Collection Designer Paper Pack, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi , Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush. Pink Pirouette, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suide
Embossing Folder - FREE Sale-a-bration selection available through March 31st (it's my new favorite!) Decorative Dots 133520

Use pencil eraser to make rosy cheeks with pink ink!

As mentioned, Sale-a-bration ends this month. Whether you - Shop, Host a Party or Join - all have extra perks. Click here for all the SAB details! 

(I can make hosting a party work - wherever you are! email me your phone number and the best time to call and we'll talk! deeslater@ymail.com)

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Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath with Tutorial


Hi Everyone! I did it! and made this beautiful Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath 133333 by Stampin' UP! It's one of the kits in the 2014 Occasions Catalog. It took me ~ 2 hrs to  make. I was throughly enjoying the evening crafting this cute and trendy wreath.


Here's a picture of it hanging on the door in my stamp room. Talk about winter meets Spring! Kinda nice to work on a floral project to fight the winter hum drums in Indiana.

Pefect project for a friends' night. Local gals - I'll be holding a class late winter. If any of YOU want to hold a CLASS with YOUR Friends..contact me as I have some ideas to get you lots of perks for facilitating the get-together!

Here's a video tutorial on my tips for putting the Burlap and Blooms Wreath together. It's 20 minutes and shows how to put together the key elements. If  you get the kit, you may want to check this out and put it together with me!


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