Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Need some school valentine ideas?

Okay,  I have to admit I have always made my kids valentines for school.  I would figure something to use card stock and candy.  My youngest is finally in his last year of elementary school, and this is my last round of doing it.  I might be crazy because I could just buy something at the store, and do they really care about the work it takes.  No, but it is what I do!

So,  this year we are making chocolate lollipops- so this is a lollipop or sucker cover to share.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Treat Box Card for Valentines

I have seen my blog friend Kim Jenkins, do a couple of these Treat box cards and she shared the link to the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.  You can find it here.  If you are like me you have those "to do" list of things I want to try out.  So,  I am challenging myself to get started and try to do one a week- very do-able.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Punch Bunch present gift card holder

If you can stand to see more, I have another punch bunch sample to show you.  I saw around Christmas time a bunch of presents that were gift card holders.  I decided to make a birthday one for an upcoming mother daughter class.  It also used ice cream parlor dsp pack which also has some die cut stickers which I added for ribbon embellishment and flowers inside.
You can find directions on Marie Shaughnessy's blog.

and the inside to hold gift card:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

more punch bunch samples

Okay,  two more samples to share.  First is a baby card and I used the idea book and catalog on page 45 for inspiration.  Love that- it was a Christmas card sample but I changed it up to use design for a baby card, using Stampin Up's sale-a-bration stamp set = punch bunch

The next one I was just having some fun with the googlie eyes and my 2 step owl punch and sale-a-bration designer paper ice cream parlor.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sale-a-bration is coming, Sale-a-bration is coming!

Okay from the Boston area, so had to go with the take on "the British are coming..."  But who can't get excited about Sale-a-bration time with Stampin Up.  FREE STAMPS!!!!  enough said.

So, I only pre-ordered some designer paper called "ice cream parlor", with a name like that you know you need it! and a stamp set called "punch bunch".  I plan to get the rest by earning them for FREE with $50 purchase.

So, I am sharing 2 using the same stamp from the set (you get 5).  But always need birthday cards.

I was inspired by February's Stampin Success.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

cleaning up craft room

okay, I should be cleaning up my craft room.  In much need of putting things in order, instead I got side tracked on extra card stock I had cut and left over for stamp-a-stacks I had in December.  So I decided I should use some it up for other projects before putting away.  Stamping is so much more fun than cleaning anyways....

I needed a thank you card for some of my swim lesson students for Christmas gifts.  I used Stampin Up's Something Sweet stamp set.  I even used left over scrap to make the waves using my 1" punch by just going in half in to card stock.

Seriously what kid does not love goldfish?

The next card I did was using Stampin Up's Vintage Vogue stamp set- for some of the teacher's birthday cards.  (I am sunshine gal at son's school, and do all the teacher birthday cards, I usually pick one card for the month and mass produce those)

I apologize for blurry image- I would re-take but there is that issue of cleaning my craft room.....

Monday, January 3, 2011

clean and simple

Happy New Year to all of you!

Still catching up after the holidays, decided best to do an easy 10 minute card to get some stamping in!  I was inspired by clean & simple blog today.  I took her card and used a much neglected Stampin Up set on my shelf- circle circus.