I am so excited today .... I am getting my hair cut!! It has been way too long. I've been wishing I had long hair so I could just pull it up in a pony tail. I have to admit a couple of times I've gotten out my Stampin' Up! shears and taken a little hair off the sides and top. Who knows what the back looks like. Sonny's is bad too. He stopped by Great Clips yesterday to see if he could get a cut and I'm sure they laughed in his face. They told him it was a 2 1/2 hour wait and would be that way for a couple of weeks! Heaven forbid that he let me make an appointment for him with the gal who does my hair but that would cost too much for him (or so he thinks!)
Well, our NC Quarterly meeting has been canceled. It was originally scheduled for early June and it got moved to July 25. Now it is moved to June 2021! And I have all my swaps almost done! Not sure yet what I will do with all of them. I'll probably look around for someone doing a mail-in swap and sign up for one of those. One of the NC demos is working on an idea for a Facebook Virtual Shoebox swap along with some of us doing Facebook Live videos of projects. I have agreed to be a presenter .... now I just need to figure it out!
Yesterday I worked on a project to make it easier to use my Stampin' Up! Blends. I have them on my desk in a acrylic cosmetic holder. Since I have filled up the cosmetic holder up, I am planning on ordering the Stampin' Up! Blends holders with my next order. You get 5 storage trays for $14.
Anyway - back to yesterday's project. I used a PDF file that another demo had posted that printed out all the color of the Blends so when they are laying on their side in the holders, I can see the names of each Blend without having to pick every one up to read the color on the side.
I printed the PDF on white cardstock. I put scotch tape on top of the printing to protect them a bit and used a small circle punch to punch each one out. Then I adhered each one to the Blends lid with a glue dot.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Monday, November 20, 2017
We had Stamp Club last week and made two cards, our December calendar and a Birthday Reminder Box.
Here are the pictures and instructions:
Here are the pictures and instructions:
2 pieces of Thick White Cardstock –
· #1 measures 11” x 7”
· #2 measures 7.5” x 6”
· Score Piece #1 on it’s longer side & .5” / 3” / 8” / 10.5”
· Use the Diagonal Score Plate & score at the 8” mark (see diagram)
· Flip the page completely over (to the back side). The first diagonal (@ 8”) should now be in the opposite corner. Score again at the 8” mark diagonally.
· Fold & cut off the corners
· Add strong tape (Red Line or Sookwang tape) to the two 5” flaps on the side.
· Score at .5” and 3” on the longer side.
· Turn 90 degrees and score at .5 & 5.5” on the shorter side.
· Trim ½” flaps as seen in diagram
· Place strong tape on ½” flaps.
Adhere Designer Paper to box before putting it together. Side panels are cut 7” x 2 ¼”. Front panel is 4 ¼” x 4 ¾”
· Fold the ½” flaps up & align them along the inside back of Piece #1. Adhere.
· Fold in the “wings” and adhere them to the base flaps.
· Fold up the front & adhere to the remaining ½” flaps.
To make the notch, measure in half-way from the sides & make a pencil mark. Use a Circle Punch & punch a half circle.
You need 6 Dividers cut at 6” x 4 ¾”
DSP for the dividers is cut at 5 ½” x 4 ¾” – scored at 5.5” & 2”
If you want to make additional boxes (nice Christmas present!), here is the link to directions AND a link to printing the calendar inserts.
Thanks to Marianne for this card! She gave me the one on the right for my birthday in October. I gave the ladies a choice between Wisteria Wonder and Fresh Fig. This set comes with framelits but I did not use them on the card. We just stamped directly on the white cardstock.
Ø Ink: (your choice)
· Card #1 – Garden Green, Daffodil, Fresh Fig, Sugarplum
· Card #2 – Wisteria, Daffodil, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green
Ø Cardstock: Whisper White, Fig OR Wisteria
Ø Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet
Ø Twine or Ribbon
· Stamp stem with green ink.
· Stamp flowers in your choice of colors.
· Stamp sentiment of your choice.
· Make a bow & adhere it with Glue Dots.
· Adhere white cardstock to purple card.
This card is so much prettier in real life. I actually got a new club member thanks to this card! It was a great way to introduce everyone to the new Stampin' Blends!
Ø Ink: Black, Cajun Craze
Ø Cardstock: Very Vanilla (8 ½” x 5 ½” AND 5 ¼” x 4”), Thick white cardstock
Ø Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ø Stampin’ Up Blends Markers
Ø Classic Label Punch
Ø Woodland Embossing Folder
Ø Leaflets Framelits
· Run the smaller piece of Very Vanilla cardstock through the Woodlands embossing folder. Adhere to card.
· Stamp leaves onto Vanilla cardstock, color with Blends Markers & die cut.
· After die cutting leaves, use Blends marker around edges so white is covered up.
· Adhere leaves to card – use dimensionals on some of them.
· Stamp sentiment on scrap of Vanilla, punch out & adhere to card.
Ø Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Ø Cardstock: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Be Merry DSP, White
Ø Stamps: Be Merry, Wrapped in Warmth (retired)
Ø Cable Knit embossing folder
· Run Green cardstock through Big Shot with Cable Knit Embossing Folder.
· Stamp cup & lid onto Be Merry paper & cut out.
· Cut a strip of Be Merry paper and wrap around middle of cup.
· Adhere cup & lid to green card.
· Stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler; cut and mount with dimensionals