Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Got Treats Gift Tag

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a great day.  I've been super busy!  Tis the season, right?

Here is a fun project for you.  This year, how about creating your own gift tags?  It's a lot of fun and makes your gifts unique.  And you can coordinate it to match your wrapping or Christmas decor.

For this tag, I used the Got Treats stamp set, along with the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp.  I thought the dots would be a perfect background for the little gingerbread man.  Before stamping, I masked a portion of the tag with some computer paper so that I would have a space to write in.  It's a fun technique!

I hope you enjoy this little project.  I am hoping to do some other Christmas projects that aren't necessarily cards.  I love creating little things to give away and what better time of year to do that than Christmas time?

I am looking forward to school winding down.  My final is on December 14th.  Then I will be on break until January!  I am looking forward to the break.  My husband is a teacher, so you better believe he is looking forward to Christmas break too!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Punch Potpourri Gratitude

Hello everyone.  Let me start by wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope your day is full of blessings!  I have so much to be thankful for.  And I am thankful for each person that reads this blog and watches my videos.

I had a crazy day today.  After a very insane morning, I came home to film this video.  You can tell I was very scatterbrained when I filmed.

For this card, I used the Punch Potpourri hostess stamp set and the Fabulous Phrases stamp set.  I also used the Woodgrain stamp to create an embossed background for this card.  I also used a few of my favorite punches.  I used the Bird punch, the new Decorative Label punch, the Modern Label punch (I don't know if I could live without this one) and the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle punch.

I finished the video, and when I looked at the card, I felt like it needed a little something more.  I added the stitching to the inner part of the scalloped circle and the outer portions of the label shapes after I finished filming.

I hope you enjoy this video, in spite of my many goofs!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Are you braving the Black Friday crowds?  I am!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular Sale Reminder

You must use the bundle codes provided on the flyer to receive the discount! You won't get the discount applied if you don't use the code.


Stampin Up Online Spectacular Sale

Hello everyone.

I wanted to let you know about Stampin' Up's Online Spectacular sale.  It begins today and lasts through November 30.  There are some FABULOUS DEALS on Stampin Up product.  Some products are even 50% off (including My Digital Studio, Sweet Shoppe Alphabet bundle and Designer Fabric).  More items available at 40% off and 30% off (including some great BUNDLES and Sizzix dies).  Don't miss out!

You can visit my online store by clicking HERE.  This link will take you directly to the promotions page.  You can browse sale items!  It's the perfect time to buy yourself an early Christmas gift!

If you wish to place an order, simply register, add items to your cart and check out!  And as an extra bonus, shipping is free on orders over $150!  You can also call me with your order.

Click the flyer to enlarge!

If you have any questions, please let me know!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Retired Stamps For Sale

I just listed a bunch of retired stamp sets (on EZ Mount foam) for sale on eBay.  My user ID is carissay.  There is also a lot of background stamps!

Check it out!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fifth Avenue Afterthoughts

Hello everyone.

I decided to continue the "Thankful" theme on my blog with another thank you card.  The last couple posts have been thank you cards and since Thanksgiving is so close, I decided to make another thank you card.

I wanted to pull out an old favorite, Fifth Avenue Floral, for this card.  I also combined it with the Afterthoughts hostess stamp set.  I love the "Thanks, I love being spoiled" sentiment.  I really do love being spoiled.  I was the only girl, with two older brothers, what do you expect?

Rich Razzleberry is quickly climbing the ranks on the list of my favorite colors.  I especially love combining it with Early Espresso.  I think my personal Christmas cards may even feature Rich Razzleberry (shhhh).

I used the "masking" technique a couple of times on this card.  Since I often film my videos without having made the card first, I often change my plans...and that's okay!  I was able to stamp a background on my card after I had assembled portions of it already.  Masking comes in handy!

Without further ado...the video!

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Engraved Greetings Double Take

Hello everyone!  I hope you are having a great week.

For today's video, I wanted to show you two cards.  That's right!  Two cards in one video.  The layout is the same and the stamp set is the same, but the colors and embossing are different.  You don't have to reinvent the wheel every time you make a card.  Simply changing colors and patterns will give you a completely different feel.

The card on the right side of the picture features the Elegant Lines embossing folder, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock.  I also used the wide striped grosgrain ribbon in black and accented it with an antique brad.

The card on the left side of the picture features the Northern Flurry embossing folder, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock.  I used the Chocolate Chip striped grosgrain for this card and accented it with a different brad from the antique brads collection.  I love the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  The detail on the snowflakes is just stunning.

Enjoy your day!