Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fancy Gift Wrapping

I would like to say that all my packages are wrapped as pretty as these in this video, but unfortunately, most just get stuffed into a gift bag!

I challenge you to try some of these ideas.

Monday, December 5, 2016


I saw a similar Double Z Fold card with a crib and a little fox, so I thought I'd try my own version.  My version has two bear cubs - how cute is that!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Happy Accident

We all make mistakes, right?  When something doesn't come out like I want it to, or I have extra pieces of a project, I toss them into a basket to use another time.  This card is a combination of three projects gone wrong!

1. The deer from In the Meadow are tucked behind the trees from the Woodlands embossing folder, adhered to a
2. torn piece of Soft Suede cardstock, then adhered to a
3. cardbase of thick Whisper White that I had stamped Just Because from the Vertical Greetings stamp set on.

All these pieces were in the basket!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Double Z Fold

I can't help it.  I LOVE making these Double Z Fold cards!  This is the first one I did, but couldn't post it before now because I didn't want to spoil the birthday girls's surprise, then gave it to her early anyway!  Happy Birthday Nathalie!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Shaving Cream fun

Most of my monthly classes are shoebox projects where I design 6 projects then prepare all the pieces for each and put them in a "shoebox".  The stampers move from one box to the next until all six projects are done.  So I decided to start the new year with a techniques class where we will sit down as a group and learn a few fun things.  Like this shaving cream technique.  Messy, but fun!

This video was made by my friend and fellow Maine Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Debbie Henderson.  Debbie just earned the 2017 Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Thailand!  I hope to earn the 2018 trip to Alaska, so keep those orders coming!

I wanted to try a few combinations of re-inkers, but keep one similar color in each.  Because we'll be making Valentine cards, I thought it would be fun to have Blushing Bride as the common color.

Which one do you like best?

Blushing Bride
Pool Party
Wild Wasabi

Blushing Bride
Calypso Coral
Pear Pizzazz

Blushing Bride
Melon Mambo
So Saffron

Blushing Bride
Wisteria Wonder
Marina Mist

Blushing Bride
Crumb Cake
So Saffron