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Showing posts with label stampinup. Show all posts

Monday, November 11, 2013

Birthday Starburst card

I just love making this easy card! The starburst really adds an element of fun. we made this card at my last stamp club meeting.
This card also features a faux bow using strips of cardstock. I cut 3, 3/4" wide strips of card stock. The longest was the length of my card 5-1/2" x 3/4". The next two were approximately 4-1/2" long. middle piece was flagged at the ends. The next piece I just folded over the ends to meet in the middle. To get a good curve you can wrap the bends around a pencil. I attached that to the flagged piece and wrapped a 1/4" ish x 2" strip around to make the center of the bow. I did have to trim some to make it work. I attached it using a dimentional.
I will add a tutorial on the starburst a little later so check back for updates.

stamp set: curly cute
paper: Birthday Basics designer series paper; bermuda bay and whisper white cardstock
ink: raspberry ripple
accessories: itty bitty punch pack, basic rhinestones and dimentionals

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gift Card Flower Bouquet

It is the end of the school year for us.....finally! I can't wait to have my kids home for the summer. I love lounging in PJ's all day, and taking fun day trips to the beach or museums. I'm sure those days will include sibling arguments and a messy house but I choose not to think about that. I have tons of kids activities pinned on Pinterest for those moments I will want to pull my hair out. And when I need a break I will lock myself in my bedroom and skim the internet for new card ideas. That's my plan anyways, we shall see what happens....

Anyways, with the end of the school year comes class parties, school events and teacher gifts. I was room mom for one of my boys classrooms and my co-room mom and I decided on a gift card bouquet for her. It was really fun to put together. I used all of my favorite punches and some techniques I learned from Carrie Cudney herself at the SU convention last year. You can see a quick tutorial on one of the flowers I made here.

The rest of the flowers were just three layers of the Blossom punch with either a scallop punch in the center or a die-cut flower. I know we sold a package of flowers last spring but I can't remember what they were called. As a replacement you could use one from the Bloomin Bouquet project kit we have available right now. So I assembled the flowers and used a glue gun to attach them each to a clothespin mounted on a bamboo skewer. And I did cover the clothespins with gumball green dsp as well. The clothespins held the gift cards nicely. The skewers were pushed into some flower foam and I tied some ribbons to them. Lastly, I covered the bottom with Hershey Hugs.

The words are from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set and I just flagged the ends of the strip. Once she uses the gift cards she can replace them with pictures. Very versatile.
It's a lovely gift for a fantastic teacher.

stamp set: Fabulous Phrases
ink: chocolate chip
paper: various retired dsp; silver glimmer paper and whisper white cardstock
accessories: blossom flower punch, 7/8" scallop punch, pansy punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, pear pizzazz chevron ribbon, retired organza and celery ribbons, and basic rhinestones

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hey There!

Here is a card I made recently as a swap card. It features the Epic day designer series paper, I do really like that paper :).
The stamp set is from the NEW My Paper Pumpkin monthly kit. I get these once a month in an adorable little box. Each month you get a different kit and mini stamp set. The first month comes with this cute stamp set (the Hey There and the splotches), supplies to make 4 cards (not shown) and a clear mount block. You can sign up to receive them regularly, stop at any time or pick and choose which sets you would like to receive. It is a lot of fun and the cards have really come in handy. They only take a couple minutes to complete, perfect for beginners and those with little time to stamp.
If you are interested in learning more about the monthly kit just click on this link, MY Paper Pumpkin, to get started.

stamp set: Hey There Friend
ink: chocolate chip
paper: crumb cake, calypso coral and whisper white card stock; epic day designer series paper
accessories: honeycomb embossing folder, white taffeta ribbon, basic rhinestones, itty bitty flower punch and the scallop trim border punch

Happy Stampin'

Monday, May 6, 2013

Epic Day Cards

I Love this new line, I am having so much fun with it. I made this card a while back for my local demo group. All of these products are available now! I just layered the circles added the punched flowers and rhinestones.


stamp set: Oh Hello
ink: chocolate chip
paper: pool party and whisper white card stock; natural composition specialty paper and epic day dsp
accessories: itty bitty punches, 1-1/4" circle punch, modern label punch, basic rhinestones and white taffeta ribbon

Hope this inspires your day!
Happy Stampin'

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Freshly Made Sketch & New Products

     I needed to get my creative juices flowing so I went in search of a new sketch. I stumbled across this blog Freshly Made Sketches, their sketches are right up my alley, I love their clean and simple style. Usually, I just jot down the sketch and go along my merry way. But this time I decided to actually play along.
     I also happened to get my box of NEW Stampin' Up! goodies this week so I have incorporated those as well. Being a SU! demo I get to order a few items from the upcoming idea book and catalog. So I ordered a set of the new In Colors and a couple of the new colors being introduced.
     Well, here is the Freshly Made Sketch #84, FMS84, and my first ever challenge version of it. I used three new colors Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and the re-introduced Soft Sky. The fluffy flower is made from the Creped Filter Paper, just $2.95 a package. I punched them and colored them with my ink pad.

stamp set: Label Love (2013-2014 catalog)
ink: primrose petals marker
paper: baked brown sugar, soft sky, strawberry slush, and whisper white card stock
accessories: dots and honeycomb embossing folders, crepe filter paper, vintage faceted buttons, bakers twine, polka dot brad, 2-3/8" , 1-3/4" and 1-1/4" scallop circle punches

I had so much fun with this challenge! i can;t wait for the next one. I encourage you to play along too.
Happy Stampin'

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunshine and Sprinkles

My new favorite designer series paper is Sunshine and Sprinkles! I just love the fun springy colors. Now it wasn't one of the first things I ordered because the whales weren't necessarily my thing but the fun patterns on the other side of this paper are what I love.
The flower was made with the 7/8" and 1-1/4" scallop circle punches.
Stamp Set: Wacky Wishes (hostess)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Sprinkles and Sunshine dsp; crumb cake, whisper white, and marina mist card stock
Accessories: 7/8" scallop punch, 1-3/4" scallop punch, marina mist striped organdy ribbon, and the scallop edge punch

Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp 126922 $10.95

This and That
A NEW product line! Featuring new designer series paper, card stock stickers, a rotary stamp, washi tape and a cute spiral bound notebook. For details on this new product line watch the video below! And when you purchase the products as a bundle you get a 15% discount!
Look for an upcoming class on making your own smash book!

Happy Stampin'!
Tricia Hicks

Monday, January 14, 2013

Chalkboard technique card and Introducing Paper Pumpkin

I love this old, but new again new technique. It is so much fun! I think it is the white embossing on the black that gives it so much pizzazz. We made this card at my last stamp club meeting. it features the chalkboard technique and new More Amore dsp. The scallops on the right are actually a doily heart (included in the designer series paper) turned on it's side. The More Amore paper is seasonally valentines but I really try and extend it's use to more than that. I think you can send this cute Hello card anytime.
The red scalloped edge on the left is the new Real Red coredinations card stock, it is real red textured card stock with a pink core. So when we distressed the edge a bit you can see the pink inside. Cute!
The technique is super easy, just emboss your images in white embossing powder and then daub some white ink around them. You can use white ink and clear embossing powder but the look is less dramatic.

Stamp Set: Lacy and Lovely
Ink: versamark (watermark)
Paper: More Amore DSP; primrose petals, pool party, basic black card stock and real red coredinations card stock
Accessories: white embossing powder, embossing gun, scallop edge punch, stitched real red ribbon, pool party seam bunding, and primrose petals satin stitched ribbon.

I have two more cards to show you but I am heading out the door. My babies went back to school today after a three week break and I need some retail therapy with my Mama until they come home. I will post those later this week.

In other SU! News, we are launching a NEW line called Paper Pumpkin. It is an online mail order paper crafting kit program. There is a new kit every month featuring either cards, a 3D item or home decor project. All supplies will be pre-cut and everything you need will be provided, except maybe adhesive. You can order a trial kit and your monthly kit anytime at At the end of the processing period please be sure to name me as your demonstrator. I just ordered my kits and I will share them with you all when they come. For more details visit the site!

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Perfectly Preserved

I can't say I love this set enough! It is so versatile and so fun. It has everything I look for in a set, images, verses and they have a matching punch, or in this case framelits die set. I love it! What I also love is that you can get the stamp set and dies in a set at 15% off! Don't we love a good deal!
We made this card at my last stamp.
This card was so much fun to make. I borrowed the layout from Amy O'Neill, I love how she used the paper designs. The fun gingham flower was something I learned at convention from Carrie Cudney, you can see my project and directions on how to make the flower here. I never got around to adding my verse but we did in class using the modern label punch.

Stamp set: Perfectly Preserved
Ink: early espresso, raspberry ripple, lucky limeade and island indigo
Paper: island indigo, cajun craze and whisper white card stock; orchard harvest designer series paper
Accessories: 1-1/4" scallop circle, Cannery Set framelits dies and dimentionals

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Stampin' Up! Summer Smooches Sneak Peek

Starting today you can order brand new products from the upcoming 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog. The products include an adorable stamp set, matching dsp, ribbon, brads, fabric and more! I was able to purchase these items about a month ago and must say I love them. They are sweet cute and fun to use and of course in true SU! fashion they all coordinate.
We had a chance to try out the new products in my March Stamp Club. These cards feature the grid technique, herringbone and folding paper ribbon.

Stamp set:  Bright Blossoms
Ink: Island Indigo, real red, lucky limeade, and crumb cake
Paper: real red, whisper white, chocolate chip, sahara sand and lucky limeade cardstock; summer smooches and tangerine tango patterns dsp
Accessories: Simply Scored diagonal plate, boho blossoms punch, 1-1/4" square punch, decorative label punch, bright designer button, stampin sponges and island indigo bakers twine
Technique: Grid background and ruffled paper ribbon

Here is a close up of the flower. I punched a few different patterns of the summer smooches dsp with the boho blossoms punch, layered them, then added a button.

Stamp set: Bright Blossoms and A Word for You
Ink: chocolate chip, real red, and lucky limeade
Paper: island indigo, real red, lucky limeade, daffodil delight and whisper white card stock; Summer Smooches designer series paper
Accessories: labels framelits die, ribbon punch, island indigo bakers twine, and brights designer buttons
Technique: Herringbone, folded paper ribbon

Lastly, I'd like to show you what you can make with the NEW exclusive Petite Purse Bigz Die. So cute, you simply die cut it out and then adhere two little pieces and you are done. The handle is included as well. I added a sweet mini clothespin and flower and VOILA instant favor item or small gift. It is sitting on a regular size envelope so you can see the size.

If you would like to pick up your suite of Summer Smooches please let me know! Everything is available through April 30th.

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Stampin' Up! Diagonal Score Plate

Now available! Yay!
I am so looking forward to getting this in the mail. I can't wait to make custom envelopes and projects. This will open up a whole new door on creativity. You can order yours now for just $11.95 (125586). The plate measures a little over 12 x 12 so you are able to score your 12x 12 sheets of paper. Love that! It fits neatly atop your SU! Simply Scored tool and has two silicone pads to keep it in place.
I am having a class on March 23rd and 24th featuring this tool. If you would like to learn more about how to use it please be sure to sign up. The class will be FREE to anyone who orders a Simply Scored board this month! See my classes page for details.

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Stationery Box Cards

Here are two cards we are making at club this week. They feature Domestic Goddess designer series paper.


stamp set: mixed bunch, fabulous phrases
ink: calypso coral and early espresso
paper: calypso coral, sahara sand, and whisper white card stock; domestic goddess dsp
Accessories: pool party seam binding, blossom punch and 3/4" circle punch


stamp set: fresh vintage and fabulous phrases
ink: calypso coral and early espresso
paper: sahara sand, calypso coral and whisper white card stock; domestic goddess dsp
Accessories: white bakers twine, 1-1/4" square punch, pool party seam binding and dimentionals

Happy Stampin'

Friday, February 24, 2012

SU! Occasions Mini: Stationery Box front

Here is a sneak peek at something we are making in club on Saturday. It is actually a stationery box but here it looks like a card front, and a cute one at that. Details on my club projects on Saturday...


stamp set: friendly phrases
ink: chocolate chip
paper: early espresso, calypso coral and whisper white cardstock
Accessories: blossom builders, labels framelits die, die cut flowers (NEW, occasions mini)

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Soft Suede, Poppy Parade and Pool Party

Such a lovely combo that I never would have paired if it weren't for the Sale-A-Bration designer series paper. This paper is so pretty! I can't put it down and I want to use it on every project I make. I have a card sample for you today that is a variation on one I already did. I have stopped putting greeting onto my card samples as I never have the right one when I need it. I just put my verse on when I am ready to send my card.
Stamp set: Fresh Vintage
Paper: soft suede, pool party and whisper white cardstock; everyday enchantment dsp (SAB only)
Ink: soft suede
Accessories: decorative label punch, 3/4" circle punch, blossom punch, clear buttons, white bakers twine, and dots embossing folder.
This box was adapted from Mary Fish, who got it from another demo, who got it from another demo :). I tweaked it a bit on the lid measurements but everything else is the same. The candies were wrapped using the dsp. My tag was made with the Labels framelits die.
My lid measuresments: 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" and is scored at 1/2", 3-3/4", 4-3/8" and 7-3/4". It is hard to score on acetate, it's more of a guideline. You will need your bone folder to really crease the lines. Adhere it with sticky strip.

Box measurements:
10.25 x 5.25 scored at 1" and 1/2" all the way around. Notch your corners and fold it up. You can use sticky strip or Tombow Multi (what I used).

3" x 10" scored at 3-1/4", 3-3/4" and 4-1/4" from each side. I did adhere the insert to the box bottom so it would stay in place.

Lastly I have this adorable jar filled with chocolate. The jar is from Ikea, love these.

Happy Stampin'

Monday, February 20, 2012

Designer Cuts Box

I am in love with the NEW Designer Cuts cards in the Occasions Mini, if you have been to any of my classes in the last month you will have gotten to use them. They are so elegant and quick. Well, this sweet box here was made with a single Designer Cuts card.  I personally love it when the products I buy are good for many other uses. So to get on with it here is what you do.

Open up your Designer cuts card and lay it down on your Simply Scored board with the line running the same way as the scores. I made a score line 1/2" from the center line on either side. So you will have a total of 3 lines. 
Next turn your card 90 degrees and score it at 1" on both sides. You will then cut slits for your tabs from the outside in at the box bottom up to the lines that you just scored. Your box should look like the picture here. The box then folds up. I added a piece of designer series paper on the inside laser cut side before I assembled my box. You can assemble your box with sticky strip or Tombow Multi (what I used).
Once assembled, I tied a ribbon around it and stamped a cute tag. I picked up the tag at a local office supply store, they sell products from my favorite crafter now. 
The box will fit a small gift or even a set of 3 x 3 note cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spotlight on Framelits

I was hesitant about the *NEW* Framelits dies but they are my new favorite accessory, I can do so much with them and they make all of my cards look so "wow", with little effort I might add. The following two cards were done at my last Stamp Club meeting, if you don't belong to a Stamp club you are missing out ;).

This card features products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. We simply attached our dsp to the front and the cut out a "window" using the Labels framelits die, I love that you can place these anywhere on your card. We then cut another frame out of poppy parade to place inside. The lovely butterfly on the front is made using the blossom punch. To get a butterfly fold your blossom in half and trim it to leave only the wings of a butterfly.

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB) and Friendly Phrases (IB&C)
Ink: Poppy Parade and Whisper White
Paper: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade and Whisper white card stock; Everyday Enchantment dsp
Accessories: Labels framelits dies, blossom punch, Everyday enchantment ribbon, and in color brads.

For this card we cut another "window" this time on cutting it halfway. It is a new technique we learned at our meeting. It love the effect. The window swings when you open the card. So much fun! We also placed the ribbon inside, it's different but such a pretty touch.

Stamps: Creative Elements (IB&C) and Sincere Salutatioons
Ink: baja breeze, crumb cake and early espresso
Paper: rich razzleberry, baja breeze, sahara sand and whisper white cardstock
Accessories: labels framelits dies, modern label punch, whisper white taffeta ribbon, and basic rhinestones

This card featured the *NEW* Adorning Accents edgelits die and matching textured embossing folders. It is hard to get these to cut straight so we have resorted to using removable dotto on our card where we would like our edgelit to go. The embossing folders don't need this though. We did cut and then emboss. The pink flower was stamped and punched and then attaced to a second punched flower in the same color with dimentionals. I like the fluffy look it gives the flower.
stamps: mixed bunch and friendly phrases
ink: early espresso ond pink pirouette
paper: riding hood red, pear pizzazz, whisper white, baja breeze, and pink pirouette card stock; twitterpated (occasions mini) dsp
Accessories: pear pizzazz seam binding, basic rhinestones, blossom punch, tripple layer blossom punch, labels framelits die, adorning accents edgelits die and embossing folder, and perfect polka dots embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Easel Calendar Card

Here are two fun things I put together at Christmas this year. The card is an Easel card with the calendar applied to the front. These items feature products from the NEW Occasions Mini catalog.
The easel part is held up with a brad and the flower is popped up. I also ran my flowers through my perfect polka dots embossing folder for added flair.
For the book mark I stuck two flowers together using dimentionals and then strung the ball chain through. I then tied the pear pizzazz in between the two flowers so it gave the effect of leaves.

Stamp Set: Delight in Life (retired) and Fresh Vintage (SAB 2012)
Paper: going gray, riding hood red, pear pizzazz and whisper white card stock; Twitterpated dsp
Ink: riding hood red and going gray
Accessories: perfect polka dote embossing folders, pear pizzazz seam binding, blossom punch, label punch, 3/4" circle punch and an In Color brad.

I got the calendars and the ball chain online.

Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Up! Succulent Garden Pop Up slider

I really love, love, love the succulent garden designer series paper.  I saw this slider pop-up card on Pinterest and knew I had to try it o...