Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall & Christmas Retired Stamps 4 Sale

I have far too many retired Christmas & Fall stamp sets, so they can go to you at 50% off their retail value.  A real steal!  Check out the images below.  If interested, please contact me or leave a comment.  If local, we can arrange delivery and if not local I can ship to you in a USPS Flat-Rate Priority Mail box.  Shipping is on top of the cost of the stamp.

Please note that they are all used stamp sets, and because I'm a demonstrator, they have been used in a class setting.
Holiday Line Up $11 (sold new for $21.95)

Holiday Print $8.50 (sold new for $16.95)

Big on Christmas $10 (sold new for $19.95)

Christmas Punch (hostess level 2) $11 (new value @ $21.95)

Peace on Earth $10 (sold new for $19.95)

Four the Holidays $7 (sold new for $13.95)

A Cute Christmas (clear mount) $9.50 (sold new for $18.95)

Holiday Collection $7 

Wondrous Gift $11.50 (sold new for $22.95)

Supersize Snowflake (double-mounted, side 1) $13.50 (sold new for $26.95)

Supersize Snowflake (double-mounted, side 2) see above for price

Punch Pals $13 (sold new for $31.95, has some staining on wood blocks)

Solemn Stillness $11.50 (sold new for $28.95, has some staining on wood blocks)  

Thoroughly Thankful $11.50 (sold new for $22.95)

Autumn Harvest $9 (sold new for $17.95)

Paisley Prints (clear mount) $5 (sold new for $12.95 has some staining)

Batty For You Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel $4 (sold new for $8.50)

Spiderweb Stampin' Around Wheel, $3 (sold new for $6.50)

Star Studded Stampin' Around Wheel, $3 (sold new for $6.50)

Sassy Sparkles Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel, $4 (sold new for $8.50)

Snowflake punch, $4

Snowflake punch, $4

Any questions, please contact me.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

September Club & Class Projects

As promised, here are the measurements and details for the projects made at my September stamp clubs and classes.

This first card was modified from a swap that I received from Barb Duran, a fellow Stampin' Up!
 Demonstrator.  The only changes that I made to it, were to use the new Early Espresso Core-dinations card stock through the Sizzix Big-Shot using the new Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder (#127821, $7.95).  This new card stock is super cool!  After it is textured, you use the Stampin' Sanding System (#129367, $3.95) and dust buddy (#129366, $2.50) to sand and expose the fibers, and then clean the dust from the surface.  A few neat effect.

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree (#115026 [w] $27.95 or #127793 [c] $19.95) & Perfectly Penned (#122890 $16.95 [w] or #122892 $12.95 [c])

This next card uses another neat technique called triple-time stamping.  I love it because it looks so involved and yet is so simple to reproduce!  Here are the measurements for the pieces of card stock needed.  You can make this card using one full sheet of colored card stock and one full sheet of neutral card stock.  

Colored card stock:  5-1/2"x8-1/2" (card base), 4-1/2"x3-1/4", 3-1/2"x2-1/4"
Neutral card stock:  5-1/4"x4", 4-1/4"x3", 3-1/4"x2"

Stamp Sets: Wonderfall (#128084 [w] $24.95 or #128087 [c] $17.95) & Petite Pairs (#122495 [w] $28.95 or #122497 [c] $20.95) & En Francais (#109521 [w] $17.95).

You take each of the neutral card stock pieces and layer them to one another using a temporary adhesive.  You don't want to use a permanent adhesive, because you want to remove them after stamping.  Then, stamp all 3 pieces, not worrying about the gaps that show in-between the layers.
Remove the layers.  Next, attach each layer to it's coordinating size colored card stock piece.  Re-assemble, this time using permanent adhesive.

Finish off with desired embellishments.  Here I used some Linen Thread and a Brushed Bronze Designer Button (#127833, $6.95 pkg. of 16).

This next project we did at my stamp club.  I got the idea from Dawn Olchefske.  It was such a great idea that I made very few changes to it.  I didn't have and couldn't find any chocolate covered stirring sticks or candy canes either.  Go figure that I couldn't find candy canes in September, but oh well.  I came up with the idea of using cinnamon sticks instead.  The other changes I made was to use Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon (#126848, $8.95) for tying the cinnamon stick onto the pouch, and the use of the Festival of Prints designer series paper stack (#126904, $6.95).

The pouch is made using a half sheet of card stock, 8-1/2"x5-1/2", scoring it in half at 4-1/4" and then on the diagonal (using the Simply Scored tool and the Diagonal Scoring Plate) at 5-3/4".   

Stamp Set:  Scentsational Season (#121026 [w] $18.95 or #121190 [c] $14.95)
Framelits Set:  Holiday Collection (#127814 $24.95)
These 2 items can be purchased together as a bundle (#129945 [w] $36.95 or #129946 [c] $32.95)

Here's the pouch we made at my stamp class in September.  Because I was focusing on Fall projects, I wanted the pouch to be fall inspired as well.  Here, instead of using a cocoa pouch, I used a spiced apple cider pouch.  

The same supplies as listed above were used, in addition to using Perfectly Preserved (#126690 [w] $28.95 or #126692 [c] $20.95) and the Cannery Set Framelits (#127822, $24.95).  These 2 items are also available in a bundle (#129943 [w] $44.95 or #129944 [c] $38.95).

The card stock color is Lucky Limeade and the designer series paper used was Orchard Harvest (#126895, $10.95).

The candle here was stamped using the En Francais (#109521 [w] $17.95) and Jet Black Staz--On ink. This project was demonstrated by Shannon West at Stampin' Up!'s Annual Convention this July.  I wasn't a big fan of the stamping as it is difficult to get it to look the same all the way around the candle. If you like the vintage look, then you might like it.

The leaves are done using the coordinating Die for the Sizzix Big-Shot, Autumn Accents (#127812, $21.95).  The accent piece was very simple, cut leaves from different colors of card stock, here More Mustard, Cajun Craze & Champagne Glimmer paper.  Attach all with the glue gun and our new Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853, $5.95) onto a 10" strip of 7/8" Natural Cotton Ribbon (#127844, $7.95).  Attach a Brushed Bronze button and Linen Thread (see above), again with the glue gun.  Wrap it around the candle (one side of ribbon is still un-attached) and attach loose end to the candle, again with the glue gun.

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's Been Cased

At this last month's Kindred Inkers Meeting (my adopted up-line's) group, this was one of the cards we made for make & take.  

I liked it so much, that I thought it would make great thank-you's for my stamping party hostesses and customers for the month of August.  Here are the 2 different, yet very similar cards that I came up with by "casing" the original.

The first one uses the Wonderfall set from the Holiday catalog #128084, $24.95 [w] or #128087, $17.95 [c].

The second card uses the set French Foliage, #120845, $19.95 [w] or #121166, $14.95 [c].

Each section has been embossed using a different textured impressions embossing folder and the Sizzix Big-Shot.  This was done after the stamping.   

The greeting is from Petite Pairs #122495, $28.95 [w] or #122497, $20.95 [c].  It was stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock, then punched out using the large oval punch and layered onto a piece or either Chocolate Chip or Old Olive card stock using the Decorative Label punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Nothing Better

There is nothing better (at least for a stamper) than having the opportunity to attend a conference with a bunch of other stampers.  Not to mention, spending the day with and stamping with a couple of great stampers.

This past Saturday, Stampin' Up! held a regional seminar right here in Denver.  It was a great day of inspiration and sharing as well as stamping.  Two of my downline, Jen and Sherri, were able to attend as well.

I've been busy stamping, so I'll get to taking the photos soon so that I can post what I've been up to.  Until then.....