Signs Signs Everwhere Signs

Hey friends! I’ve been working on some signs using the Silhouette Cameo. I painted some making stencils and on others I just used vinyl. I bought these little wooden blocks at the craft store and painted them white. I told you how I was giving some gifts to my neighbors. Here is one of the signs that I put into the bag!

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The sentiment is a file that I purchased in the Silhouette store and I added the crown to lend some bling-iness to my diva girls. I thought that this would be cute on a nightstand or vanity.

I made another sign but didn’t follow suggestions about font being to detailed and small but I tend to learn the hard way! Sheet after sheet looked like this:

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Keep in mind that I am just learning and I’m taking you along on my journey, mistakes and all! šŸ˜‰

I finally came up with this number and I really like it! And it is so true for each of us!

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I’ve been really busy with the vinyl and I realized this evening that I haven’t stamped in a bit. So stay tuned for a paper project coming your way! šŸ˜€

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Silly on the Silhouette

Hey there! Now is a good time to give my disclaimer… Stampin’ Up! does not endorse my site and has no affiliation with my blog. The content of this blog is all me and my crazy ideas.

Now let’s get to the meat of it! I got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas and I plan on sharing my adventures with this thing on here. There are going to be some changes coming, including my site, but I’m one of those believers that change is good. šŸ™‚

In my last post I said that I made a gift for my friend and neighbor with my SIL. It is FAR from perfect and there were errors that even my husband could see but I’m giving myself some leeway, I’m a newbie after all!

Floating frames are trendy right now and I decided to bite the bullet and go for it!

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I got the double pane frame from Michael’s and used their half off coupon. Yeah! šŸ˜‰ Right now my biggest advise in all of this is to use good vinyl and transfer tape! But even bigger, don’t be afraid to play! Even if your project looks better across the room than close up! šŸ˜€

 

Bold and Bright for Lara

Happy Thursday! It’s sketch challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary. This is one of those rare times that I already knew who I was making this card for before I started. But first the sketch:

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I made this card for my lovely neighbor and friend Lara. I made her a gift and this card will be accompanying it. I got a Silhouette for Christmas and she is my first victim. Haha! I’ll post that picture tomorrow. Lara is not afraid of color or pattern. She mixes combinations that I would never dare to but when she does it her projects come out beautiful! So with that being said, my bright colors combined with different patterns are a tribute to her. šŸ™‚

 

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My flower was made from punching already stamped scraps (you can bet your bippy that I save every snip-it);) with the Pansy and Fun Flower punch. My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, one of the first sets I ever bought!

I used a circle punch on the top of the treat bag so that she can use her fingers to easily pull the message out. And it helps show off the bling-y sequin trim!

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get a chance to play along this week at Create with Connie and Mary. Be sure to check out the other designer’s cards. What a talented group of ladies!

Ghosts of Halloween Past and Present

Well happy FRIDAY! I hope you haven’t fallen over. It’s true, I’m posting more than once this week but I had to share these cute bags I made using the Gift Bag Punch Board. I decided to make some cute treat bags for some teachers at my daughter’s school. I used old and new supplies and I’m happy with the way everything came out!

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These are super easy to make and fun! And I’m thinking they’ll like the Ferrero Rocher chocolates inside. šŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by! Think ahead friends and make your own bags for Christmas! Shop with me for your supplies here!

Here is a great tutorial on how to make the gift bag topper!

 

Because I Just Can’t Stop!

Hey Hey! A few posts ago I shared a card that I made for my lovely neighbor. Well, I just couldn’t stop at a card. I saw a great box tutorial by fellow demonstrator Vicky Hayes that you can see here.

However, I did change up the dimensions on the lid. I wanted both the lid and the pretty box underneath to show. IĀ  made the box and put some wine tags in it because she makes her own wine and gives bottles as gifts.

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I stamped my flowers (Flower Shop Set) in Calypso Coral and my go to for all things pretty, MELON MAMBO! šŸ˜‰ The ribbon is the 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon on page 207 of the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.

The stamp on the tag is from the hostess set “Hello There”. I love that stamp set!! By using the “For You” stamp on the tag she can give the bottles for any occasion and it will work.

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I’m happy to say that she did love it and she sent me a picture of a tag on one of her bottles! What a fun gift!

What a Treat!

Well, I had to do it. I just HAD to get the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit in the Occasions catalog. But I will say this… I am glad that I did! I love this little booger! It’s on page 9 of the catalog. If you don’t have one let me know and I’ll get one to you.

Some Designer Series Paper I hoard. I know that it sounds ridiculous but at times I feel that it is just too pretty to use. This little bag that I made is a prime example. I used DSP that I have been hoarding for many many moons. But, I said enough with the madness and used it and I’m so glad that I did!

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I cut two pieces of DSP out to use with the Thinlit. One 6″x6″ and the other 6″x3″. I just used the multi-purpose liquid glue to hold the bag in place and it did great. The little heart below the sentiment is actually from the owl punch. I use that little guy for so many different things!

This treat bag was for Belle’s teacher for their Valentine’s party so we put a little message inside with a Ghiradelli chocolate square in the bag.

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To get the cute little tab on the message I just used a small scrap of the DSP and used my bone folder to curve it. I used the new Handheld Stapler on page 21 of the Occasions catalog to attach it. I have really come to rely on this thing. It staples through many layers just as easily as a single one.

So there you have it, a CUTE little gift bag that is easy to make. And really it can pull double duty. The receiver can use it again to give to someone else once they take their personal message out. The gift that keeps on giving folks!

If you’re interested in owning one of these cool doo-hickies get it here!

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Hello There!

I had a Christmas get together this past weekend and I made this festive little guy. I am all about upcycling and this bag just happened to match Basic Gray perfectly so I decorated it!

I decided to enter it in the Black Tie Challenge from The Paper Players. The rules didn’t say a card necessarily, just a more fancy paper project with sparkle, texture, and shine. I’m here to tell you this bag has all of those features!

I don’t know if you’ve had a chance to checkout the new snowflakes in the holiday catalog but they are shiny. I added texture on the layer of Rose Red with the large Polka Dot embossing folder and of course no project can be considered blinged without the GLIMMER PAPER! šŸ™‚

I will have some more fun projects to share soon.

Until then stay warm friends!

Flower Tutorial?

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So I really can’t say that this is a flower tutorial because it is SO easy. The Stampin’ Up Flower Frenzy Die is a staple for gorgeous flowers.Ā  I used Real Read card stock, added a little bling with a Vintage Faceted Button, Basic Pearls, and SHA-ZAM! That easy! The stamp is from the Tiny Tags set (oh how I love that one!). I made this as a gift for a good looking couple I know up north. šŸ˜‰

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You literally run your die through the Big Shot, shape your flowers (I just curved mine up), and glue! Literally three steps to get this flower. Then put the cherry on top, BLING of course!

And a happy November to you friends! As I post this there are 51 days 14 hours and 22 minutes until Christmas Day! Wondering how much time you have left when you read this? Click here to find out. For shopping ideas visit my store here!

A Litte Bit of Christmas In Fall

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Here are the gifts that were in the Autumn boxes I gave my neighbors. I had some leftover Christmas DSP and what a great way to use it! This is simply sheets of papers cut into thin strips. I wrapped the paper around a pencil and put it in the craft ornament and there you have it, a handmade cute Christmas decoration! Not to mention it’s easy as pie but your gift receivers don’t need to know that, right?! šŸ˜‰

The ribbon is the Cherry Cobbler seam ribbon and it matches the Christmas paper in the ornament.Ā  Of course we have to coordinate but it’s no job when you’re using Stampin’ Up. That part is done for you! You just have to choose your favorites and that in itself is a challenge for me!

Choose your favorite stuff here!

Overwhelmed By Autumn Cuteness

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Happy Fall Ya’ll!

I recently had a Pinterest Party at my house and I made these cute little boxes for my neighbors. Most everything on these boxes are retired Stampin’ Up products that I just happen to LOVE! I hoard them for special occasions like this.

There is a great tutorial from Splitcoaststampers that I found on making these boxes here. These are simple enough to make and then you get to do the fun stuff, DECORATE!

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The leaves on the boxes are from the Autumn Accents Die that is still current. I ran the leaves through the Big Shot using the lattice embossing folder giving it some nice texture. And how about that great texture on the core’dinations paper?!

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Anywho, on my next post I’ll show what was inside these cute boxes! I’m trying to figure out how to add a supply list on these posts but apparently I can’t because of the .net of the address??? This stuff is mega confusing for me so if you have any suggestions please let me know! Also, if you have any questions on any of the products used give me a shout! šŸ™‚