Stamping Tips & Techniques

Christmas Party Favors and Gifts

I had our annual Christmas Party for my #1 Stampers team last night. I'll share lots of photos of the party later this week, but I wanted to share the favors and gifts that each attendee received.

I used the Stampin Up Pizza Boxes to package the party favors and gifts for each team member.

These boxes are small white pizza shaped boxes in the Holiday Catalog. However, I "painted" the boxes red to fit the Christmas theme. I got this idea from a gift I received at the Stampin' Up Convention, from my friend Lynsay Mahon. See Lynsays blog here.

This is the box that Lynsay gave me:

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I loved Lynsay's design and especially the fact that she colored the pizza box. Lynsay explained that she filled a Stampin' Up Spritzer with water and added 10-15 drops of re-inker. Then lightly sprayed the boxed before she assembled it, and rubbed in the color with a paper towel. So, I tried it and my boxes came out perfectly! Thanks Lynsay!

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I used a Stampin Blends marker in old olive to color the pearl. Did you know that our Stampin' Blends could color non- porous surfaces?

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I used the Christmas Around the World designer paper to decorate the boxes, as well as the mini tinsel trim in silver. A 2 1/4" circle punch was used to punch the sparkly red glimmer paper on the front of the box.

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Inside, I covered Ghirardelli Chocolates with 3" x 1 1/2" Christmas Around the World designer paper strips.

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But, that's not all- I also created a Christmas shaker magnet for each of the girls as well.

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Keeping with the red and green color scheme, I used the holly and berries from the Tags and Trimmings stamp set in the Holiday Catalog. I added some sparkle with red glimmer paper as well as the Stampin Up Metallic Sequins.

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I used Foam Strips and Acetate Window sheets to create the shaker. I also used the 2 1/4", 1 3/4" and 3/4" punches for all the circles. Then I simply glued a small circular magnet on the back with Multi purpose glue. Its difficult to see, but I also glued a piece of the real red tinsel trim around the circle to cover the foam strip around the outside of the circle.

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I loved making these Christmas magnets for my girls. I hope they loved them too!

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Here's a peek inside the box: The ink spots are a new item in the soon to be released Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog!

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I'll have more crafty cards and projects to share from the Christmas party, so be sure to check back soon!

Until the next time...

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Eclipse Technique Valentine Card

It may be a little early for Valentines Day cards, but I couldn't resist playing around with this popular new technique that I have been waiting to try. The eclipse technique is so very cool and super easy.

If you are attending card class this week, we will be making an eclipse card, so you're in luck!

For this card, I used the "This Little Piggy" stamp set and the new Stampin' Blends Markers. Of course it wouldn't be an eclipse technique without the main product... the Large Letters Framelit Dies.

The card base is real red 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card, Quilted Christmas designer paper is cut 5 1/4" x 4 and the whisper white is 5" x 3 3/4".

How stinkin' cute is this little piggy!?

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All I did was stamp the image with the tuxedo black Memento ink pad, onto whisper white cardstock, and colored it in with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers, in pink pirouette, old olive and daffodil delight. I then cut the X and O out with the Big Shot and Large Letters Framelits dies.

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Next, I mounted my whisper white cardstock onto my card- and attached the die cut X and O (in the cut out spaces) with mini dimensionals.

Don't forget the inside:

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Thats it! Super simple.

I hope my card class attendees will love the card I have for them this week- its also Valentine related.

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Big Shot
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Stampin Up "Ready for Christmas" Card with a Fun Fold

This is another fun fold for a cute Christmas card using the new Ready for Christmas stamp set. Ready for Christmas, comes with a coordinating framelit bundle, however, I only used the stamps to create this card.

I also used the brand spanking new Stampin Blends alcohol markers! Oh how I love these awesome pens!

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The designer series paper is from the Be Merry 12 x 12 paper pack and the cardstock colors are whisper white, cherry cobbler and pear pizazz.

When using the Stampin' Blends markers, the Tuxedo Black Memento pad is a must. It is designed to work with alcohol markers. Can you see how well shaded and blended these markers make my image look? They are so easy and effortless to use.

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Here's a closer look at the fun Z fold of the card. This fold was very simple to create. I folded the  4 1/4" x 11" cherry cobbler cardstock in half. Then I folded the front flap of the card, back up to the fold. So, I actually just folded the front flap in half to meet the side fold of the card.

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Here's another angle of the Z fold card.

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There are so many stamps and dies in this adorable stamp set and coordinating framelit set that the possibilities really are endless!

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Gift Card Holder using Merry Little Labels

Last week at my Card Class, we made this unique and fun Christmas gift card holder. The ladies, were loving it!

I also used the darling, Be Merry designer series paper to decorate this cool gift card holder.

This is the card completely closed. I layered the Stitched Shapes Framelit ovals in whisper white and cherry cobbler cardstocks.

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Here's the inside:

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The whisper white cardstock is cut at 4 1/4" x 11". Its folded in half and then scored at 2 1/4" to form the pocket for the gift card.

I used tear tape to adhere the ends of the pocket and a 1" circle punch half way down on the circle, to from the thumb scoop.

I adhered the oval with 2 dimensionals, on the right side so that the left flap could slip underneath.

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The Be Merry designer paper is cut at 3x4, 2x4 and 1x4 inches. The largest piece is adhered to the outside left and the smallest is adhered to the inside pocket of the card.

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Isn't it cool? I can't wait to give a few of these out this Christmas!

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Stampin Up "Thank You" card using the "You Move Me" stamp set

Once again I am coming to you from the Stampin Up Convention in SLC Utah. This time I have a swap that I made for our Stampin Up Advisory Board Alumni Dinner. This group of elite women are top demonstrators from all over the country!

The theme was "Thank you" cards for our amazing customers!

I wanted to use something sparkly and bright and with a unque fold. So, I chose the "You Move Me" stamp set, because I love the big, bold images in this set. I also used the ever so yummy, Foil Frenzy designer paper. This paper has my name written all over it!

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The colors used are berry burst and tangerine tango. They work beautifully together with the lemon lime twist in the Foil Frenzy designer paper. The Ombre Glitter Dots look great as the "body" of the butterfly.

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But the best part, is the surprise fold in the middle of the card...

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The dimensions of the pieces are as follows: Berry Burst: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Tangerine Tango: 8" x 3"- fold it in half. Whisper white: 3 3/4" x 2 3/4". You will need 2 pieces of the whisper white- one for the inside and one for the outside. The Foil Frenzy strips are: 1" x 4"- you will need 2 of these as well.

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I hope my Advisory Board sisters love their bright and shiny, "thank you" swap!

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I thank you for visiting today.

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Another Color Lifting Technique Card to Share

I promised to share another card that I used the Color Lifting technique on. So, today, I am sharing a Christmas card using the Night of Bethlehem stamp set and coordinating Bethlehem Edgelit Dies.

I used Shimmery White cardstock because, first off all its pretty and has a shimmery shine to it and secondly it holds up to water well. I also used whisper white and night of navy cardstock as well as night of navy, marina mist and dapper denim ink.

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You can view the instructions for the Color Lifting technique on my last post here.

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The star is made with the gold glimmer paper and Mary and Joseph are die cut from gold foil paper.

A few dimensionals pop the images up off of the card to give it more interest.

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The Color Lifting Technique creates a beautiful and mystic, midnight sky.

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Its a simply beautiful technique and I hope you'll give it a try with your own favorite color combinations.

Thanks for looking!

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Big Shot
$110.00