Wednesday, June 15, 2011


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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stuck on You! A Guide to Stampin' Up! Adhesives

Crystal Effects

Features & Benefits:Gives a high-gloss finish to any image; Creates amazing 3-D effects; Applicator tip provides great control; Distributed exclusively by Stampin' Up!; Water based for quick and easy cleanup; Dries completely within an hour, depending on how thickly it is applied
Quick Trick:  Add a drop or two of Classic Ink refill, and you'll have a high gloss coloured finish. Also works great as an adhesive to attach buttons or other heavier embellishments.  Recap after each use to prevent the tip from drying and clogging.  Allow approximately one hour drying time.

Item #101055   $7.95 for a 2 ounce bottle

Anywhere Glue Stick

Features & Benefits:  Odorless and permanent; 2 per package; 20 grams of solid glue in each; Rectangular design with square corner edge makes hard-to-reach areas reachable .. Even gets into corners!;  Economical choice for scrapbooking and card making; Acid free, non-toxic
Tip:  to prevent your glue sticks from drying out, store them in a resealable plastic baggie

Item #104045   $5.25


Features & Benefits: 585" of temporary self-adhesive dots on paper backing; Convenient dispenser rolls dots from paper backing onto card stock, photographs or accents; Use to reposition pictures and artwork without causing damage;  Use to create a temporary mask; Adhesive is solvent free; Refill available

FYI:  To remove excess adhesive simply rub finger gently over dots and they come off without any damage to your project

Item# 103305  Dotto with dispenser  $16.95
Item#  100902  Dotto Refill  $8.50

Glue Dots:

Features & Benefits:  Super sticky, double-sided adhesive dots;  Odorless; no mess; no drying time; Bonds instantly to a variety of materials .. paper, fabric, wood, foam, plastic and more; Easy to use; Photo safe; Each dot measures approximately 3/16" in diameter; Great for attaching embellishments

Quick Tip:  The best way to place Glue Dots is to press your project against the glue dot roll, you don't even need to touch the dot, Press the paper or object onto the dot and pull away, the dot will adhere to the object, don't try to pull the dot off the liner paper with your fingers or it will stick to you and not the paper!

Item#103693  $5.95 for 300 mini dots

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Features & Benefits:  Latex rubber acrylic resin adhesive, Can be either permanent or temporary depending on how it is applied (see FYI); Works great for adhering card stock or designer series papers to chipboard; Dries clear; Excellent for adhering Stampin' Glitter to surfaces; Dual-tipped applicator - use small tip for precision placement and wide tip to cover larger areas

FYI:  Multipurpose Liquid Glue is Temporary or Permanent.  To use it a s a temporary adhesive, allow it to dry before adhering. Permanent adhesive, adhere it when wet

Item #110755  5.25

Snail Adhesive  

Features & Benefits:  Simple, Neat, Affordable, In line;  472" of double-sided adhesive;  Applies a controlled amount of adhesive directly to your project so your hands and work area never get sticky; Great for cards, scrap books and other art projects; Keeps fingers and art pieces free from messy glue; Refillable cartridges available (sold separately); Creates a permanent strong bond

FYI:  to use SNAIL adhesive: place the cartridge where you want the adhesive to begin and roll it slowly (like a snail) along your artwork

Item#  104332  $9.75 for 472" double-sided adhesive in applicator
Item#  104331  $$6.50 Snail Refill

Sticky Strip  

Features & Benefits:  Double-sided, pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive; 1/4" wide; Very strong and perfect for die cut boxes and glitter;  Comes in zippered plastic bag for convenient storage

FYI:  Cut sticky strip to desired length and lay it down onto your project.  Remove red liner and your project is ready to be assembled

Item # 104294  $8.50  for 10 yards

2-Way Glue Pen  

Features & Benefits:  Permanent or temporary bond;  Dries quickly; Great for adhering glitter; Blue when wet, clear when dry; Chisel tip; Washes off skin with soap and water; Acid free

Quick Trick:  Need a temporay bond for a stencil or mask?  Or a permanent bond for a card of page?  Wet Bond (permanent bond) While the glue is still blue and wet, immediately make the bond; use a wet bond when you apply glitter
Dry Bond (temporary) Apply glue lightly and wait for the adhesive to dry (it will become clear) Use this method when masking  or creating a gummy re-sealable edge when making your own designer envelopes

FYI:  To start the 2-way Glue Pen, push the tip in a few times and allow the glue to saturate the tip (tip will turn blue when ready) Always replace the lid after each use so it will not dry out.

Adhesive Remover  

Features & Benefits:  Removes adhesive residue (but not tape) from unwanted areas .. NO MORE MESSY GLUE left behind to damage you work or art  Works just like an eraser and removes glue like magic!

FYI:  If the surface of the eraser becomes gummy, just slice off the layer and the eraser is like brand new!  The Adhesive remover works best with Snail

When you need adhesive think first of Stampin' Up! Then just contact me!


A Little Bit Country!

With Father's Day fast approaching I decided to add a little bit of country to this card.  Making masculine cards is usually the most difficult.  I chose this stamp set because what guy doesn't love his truck!

I used Cheery Cobbler CS for the card base, Stamped image from the "Countryside" stamp set on Confetti White CS and mounted on Crumb Cake CS. Side tag using the Decorative Label Punch and stamped the greeting "Happy Fathers Day" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and punched it out with the Word Window Punch.  Image was coloured in using the best product ever! Stampin' Up! Watercolour Wonder Crayons from the Brights Collection, and Neutrals Collection using the Aqua paint brush.  I then stamped the rolling apple image for the Countryside stamp set and punched it out using the new Postage Punch from the New Summer Mini catalogue, then added a bit of gross grain ribbon behind the front of the card.

Card dimensions are 5" x 5"

Turn your Stamped images into beautiful pieces of art quick and easy!  Contact me on how to purchase these products.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stampin' Up! Last Call Retired Accessories! Click Here Now!

From now until June 30th 2011 you can take advantage of great sales on some of the accessories that will be retiring from the 2010 -2011 Idea & Catalogue Book!  You can shop on line by clicking on the Shop Online 24/7 link or email me directly with your list.  Don't wait these accessories won't last long!


Stampin Up! Last Call for Retiring Stamp Sets ! Click Here Now !

From now until June 30th 2011 will be the last time you will see these Stamp Sets, if there is a favourite that you have been looking at please be sure to get it NOW as these stamps will be retiring from the 2010 -2011 Idea & Catalogue Book!  You can shop on line by clicking on the Shop Online 24/7 link or email me directly with your list.  Don't wait these accessories won't last long!


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Candy Bag in a box Wedding Favours!

Oh so sweet and Pretty in Pink!

As promised here are the pictures of the candy table from the wedding I attended yesterday!
I used Soft pink polk-a-dot, Melon Mambo, Whisper White CS.  Whisper White Satin Ribbon,  the word "Love" stamped in Versa mark and embossed in Basic Black, large oval punch for the tags.
This was my first wedding ... and as you can see there was a whole lot of bags!  160 in all
The candy bar was a huge success and enjoyed by all ... hats off to the bride for such a great and fun idea
Congratulations to Daniel & Shannon White!

Simple Directions on how to make a bag in a box:

1 piece of DSP or CS 4"x 9"
1 piece of CS 3" X 3" Score all 4 sides 1",  fold on all score lines, cut slits on all 4 sides up to score line, apply adhesive on all 4 tabs and adhere to form your box which will be your base
apply adhesive down one side of the 4" and along the bottom of the 9" side lay flat and take the box and roll it along the 4 x 9 DSP and it will form the bag 
1 piece of 1" x 9" use a scallop border stamp a sentiment and adhere to the bag at the bottom
Punch out 2 large ovals fold in half and punch a small hole for the ribbon to go through and attach to the bag one on each side
1 piece of Whisper White ribbon 8"
Add a tag or sentiment with Curly Label Extra large Punch and a small bow


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mini Album "Wedding Gift Card"

Mini Album for a Wedding

I recently attended a beautiful destination wedding for friends of ours in Punta Cana Dominican.  Their reception is this weekend so I decided to put together a mini album and combine it as a gift card.  I used all of the colours from their wedding as well as the beautiful colours that inspired me while I was there!  The beautiful greens in the garden, the blues from the ocean, the different tones in pinks from the flowers and flamingos ...  

I was also fortunate enough to be able to make the wedding favours for the reception!  Stay tuned for the pictures!!

Inside the flap of the card is where I made a gift card holder for the money!  

The reverse side .....


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Inspired by Nature General Card for Any Occassion

Simple Elegant Any Occasion Card

This card was created in our Sunday Card Club and is simple in design yet so elegant and can be given for any occasion.
You start with a card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at @ 1/4 in Certainly Celery CS,  Whisper White CS      cut  4  x 5 1/4,  Ink the edges of the WW CS in Crumb cake, stamp the image of the tall grass from the Inspired by Nature Stamp set in Crumb cake for the back ground, Stamp the Flower image using the same stamp set with Versa Mark and add the Wild Wasabi embossing powder, set with heat gun.  Add a piece of Crumb Cake Seam binding ribbon and tie a simple knot at the bottom, with a scrap piece of Certainly Celery stamp the sentiment "live with Passion" from the same stamp set in Basic Black ink and punch out with the Large Oval punch, sponge around the sentiment in crumb cake and add to the card with dimensionals.
All of the Card Stock, Inks, Stamp Sets and accessories can be found in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini and Idea & Catalogue Book.  Please Contact me!


Sail Away Father's Day Card

Sail Away Father's Day Card

This card was created in the Thursday Night Monthly Club Class, with Father's Day being the theme.  We began with a card base in Bashful Blue 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" scored @ 4 1/4".  DSP cut @ 5 1/4 x 4" and Basic black CS cut @ 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 4 pieces of Whisper White CS cut @ 1 1/2  x 2 and a scrap of WW CS for the Sentiment Punched with the Word Window Punch, Basic Black CS for the Cat using the Blossom Petal Punch and Small Oval
Sponge the edges of WW CS with Crumb Cake and glue the pieces to the Basic Black CS leaving some space in between to resemble a window
Stamp the Sail boat image and add colour to your image using your blender pens or aqua brush to shade in the sail boat and add dimension to the sky and water
Stamp the sentiment on the scrap WW and punch out with the Word Window Punch
Punch out the cat with the Blossoms Petal Punch the only pieces you will need is the small fat petal for the body, 2 small leaves for the ears and 1 large leaf for the tail (repunched) for the tail and a 1 small oval for the head
1 piece of regular twine, make 3 knots  and attach 3 glue dots to the back of the knots and place at the bottom of the card

Card cased by Jackie Topia

Friday, April 29, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month! Click Right Here for the Details!


Mini Album for Baby's First Easter!

A perfect Mini Album for a Baby's First Easter!
Personalized just for her and done up in all the favourite Easter Chocolate Flavours!

Add a removable Belly band for easy access to pictures and journalling!

Create Matted areas for pictures and journalling using the large scallop die, large circle die and of course my favourite "top note" die which is exclusive to SU!

Stamp the Occasion on the inside cover of the album!

Add ribbon, flowers and stamped images to match the occasion!

Add a 3d butterfly!

Additional area for journalling all the events of the day!

If you are interested in the upcoming workshop "Creating a Personalized Mini Album"  please send me an email for the details!

Bride & Groom Heart Punch Card

Perfect card for the Bride & Groom!

Bashful Blue CS  (card base)
Very Vanilla CS (for shirt and body of bride)
Basic Black CS (groom Tuxedo)
Blushing Bride CS (dress, and stamped sentiment)
Whisper White (embossed background)
Pretty in Pink CS (mat)
Vintage Ribbon
Pink Ribbon
Large Scallop Circle Punch in Blushing Bride CS to make small rose
sponged in Cherry Cobbler
Jewels - Basic Pearls
Sentiment from "So Happy for You" stamp set SAB
Blue ribbon for grooms tie
Pear Pizzaz for leaves for flower Punched with the Boho Blossoms Punch
Whisper White Craft Ink (sponged around grooms tuxedo)
Pretty in Pink Classic Ink & Whisper White Craft Ink to sponge the bodice of the brides dress
2 1/2 in circles used for the brides body


Wedding Card Punch Art Using the Butterfly Punch and the Heart Punch

A Card for the Bride 

This card was created with the Bride in mind.  And is perfect for either a wedding, bridal shower, personal shower or even congratulations!

Blushing Bride CS (card base, hat trim, flower bouquet, flowers, dress trim)
Pretty in Pink CS (for matting)
Polk a dot embossing folder
Vintage Embossing folder
Whisper White CS (for background, dress & hat)
Chocolate Chip CS (for hair)
Very Vanilla CS (for body & arms)
Jewels - Basic Pears
Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad (sponged around dress & hat)
Punches used:
3/4" circle punch
Small oval punch
Butterfly punch
small hearts from heart to heart punch
large Scallop circle punch

All products are from Stampin' Up!  If you would like more information please send me a message!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Calla Lilly & Tulip Punch Art Flower Card

Calla Lilly Punch Art Flower created using the Blossoms Petal Punch, Whisper White CS, So Saffron CS, Mellow Moss CS, Pear Pizzaz CS, Confetti White CS, Certainly Celery Binding Ribbon, Originals Mistletoe Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Classic ink, Certainly Celery Classic ink, Decorative Label Punch, Sentiment from the Fabulous Florets stamp set.

The Tulip Punch Art Flower was created using the Blossoms Petal Punch, Build a Blossom Stamp set, Blushing Bride CS, Mellow Moss CS, Confetti White CS, Originals Mistletoe Ribbon, Certainly Celery Classic ink, Cherry Cobbler Classic ink, yellow embroidery thread (for stamen)


Dr. Susses "The Cat in the Hat" Punch Art Card

I have to admit I am addicted!!  Punch art has to be the most challenging and yet so much fun!  I am off work sick today so I thought that I would sit and tackle some punch art ... and this is what I ended up with ....

Dr. Susses "The Cat in The Hat"
He was so much fun to punch out and put together:
You will need: A 1" circle punch, 1 Word Window punch, the Heart to Heart punch, Large Oval punch, Small Oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, scissors, glue, black marker, grey ink, black stampin write marker, Real Red CS, Whisper White CS & White Confetti CS
(cased by Ellen Kemper)

If you would like to learn how to make "The Cat in the Hat" Punch Art card contact me about the Monthly Card Club for more information.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Side Step Birthday Card

This is a card I could not resist to make for my daughters "19th" Birthday.  She is my precious baby girl and just as sweet as the little girl on the card.  Inside the card I also created an envelope that will hold her birthday money and a personal note just for her!