Thursday, September 29, 2011

Peekaboo Frames Halloween Card

The Holiday mini catalog is full of great products, including the Peekaboo frames Big Shot die and the Hand Penned Holidays stamp set.  The Well Worn Designer Series Paper was used for the background and the images are from the Spooky Bingo Bits set.   

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Uncharted Territory


The Uncharted Territory set lends itself to creating masculine cards.  The stripes embossing folder was used for the card front.  The coordinating outside and inside sentiments are from the Petite Pairs set.  The card was finished off with some Early Espresso baker's twine.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Clean Vintage Birthday


This birthday card was CASE'd from a fellow demonstrator (sorry we can't recall the name).  We thought the style was clean and beautiful.  Since we struggle with vintage style, when we find something that appeals to us, we typically copy it.  Lots of tools were used to create this card - the dotted scallop ribbon, bird, and boho blossoms punches, along with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder for the Big Shot.  The sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned set and the images are from the Language of Friendship set.  The Victoria crochet trim creates a nice finish.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Hybrid Card


This card combines elements from Stampin' Up's digital crafting program, My Digital Studio, with traditional stamping.  The pumpkin image and greeting on the front, as well as the inside sentiment are both printed using My Digital Studio.  The cat image is from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set.  The card fits into a #10 envelope.  

Friday, September 23, 2011

Halloween Treats

These Halloween treats feature the new 1" x 8" cellophane bags from the Holiday mini catalog.  We also used the new Peekaboo Frames Sizzix die for the topper!  The stamped images are from the Spooky Bingo Bits set.  The candy is Gobstoppers mini jawbreakers.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dual Purpose Card with French Foliage

We were so pleased to learn that the French Foliage set was carried into the main Idea Book & Catalog after making it's debut in last year's Holiday mini catalog!  These cards feature the beautiful fall images along with sentiments from the Perfectly Penned and Curvy Verses sets on page 154 of the main catalog.  Although it's hard to see in the photo, the Perfect Plum panel has score lines as accents around the edges, done using the NEW Simply Scored tool!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gently Falling Scrapbook Pages

Here is a page spread that will be part of our upcoming Holiday Scrapbook class.  There are several products from the Holiday mini catalog that have been used.  The leaf images are from the Gently Falling set, the words are from the Always Thankful set, the patterned paper is from the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper collection, and the tree is an A la Carte stamp from page 43 (Leaves of a Tree).  The rectangle on the bottom right was embossed with a folder. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Center Step Card

Although this hostess stamp set is no longer available, the card design can be adapted to any set.  The tutorial was found online (THANK YOU to the many creative individuals willing to share their ideas and instructions freely) and adjusted a little in order to make it fit in a standard A2 envelope.  The sentiments are from the NEW Perfect Pairs stamp set, which includes both outside and inside card greetings that can be used together for a variety of occasions - LOVE IT!! 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Delightful Dozen Birthday Card

This card features the Happy Birthday stamp from the Delightful Dozen set, which features a variety of stamps for occasions throughout the year.  The Tasteful Trim die was used for the three accents on the left and the base panel was embossed with the square lattice folder.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

World Card Making Day Class - Saturday, 10/2/11

Hello Friends!

World Card Making Day is October 1st! It’s a holiday especially for card makers around the world to celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family. It also serves to officially kick-off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season! It is typically celebrated on the first Saturday of each October.

You’re invited to celebrate with us! Here are the details for our World Card Making Day class:

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Scot’s House
Cost: $30 w/clear-mount set OR $38 w/wood-mount set
Price includes the Easy Events stamp set (images shown below from page 57 of the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog). We will be making 8 cards, 1 for each occasion, and envelopes are included.
R.S.V.P. by Friday, 9/23 to smjlstrehlow@cox.net to reserve your spot!

We hope you can join us for this creative event!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Turtle & Co Card Workshop Fun!

Here's a photo taken at our Turtle & Co. card class that was held on 9/1.  Everyone had a great time stamping their adorable cards and coordinating card portfolio.  We are so grateful for all of our stamping friends!!!

Happy Birthday to Us!

The Stampin' Siblings both celebrated birthdays this week, Scot on 6/12, and Kira today, 6/16, so here's a card for the occasion!...