Gifts for my Luv 2 Create Team

Part of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the fellowship.  I have met so many people through this business.  I feel so blessed.  I've also been able to build a team.  We are a family.  We stamp together, but we also hold each other up, console each other, eat out together, cheer each other on, and go to stamping events together.  There is so much more.  I do love Stampin' Up! for the friendships.

My team met Saturday for a shoe box swap, a little business, and fun!  We celebrated our last year with Stampin' Up!, too.  This year I gave my team members a new Paper Piercer with their name and my Luv 2 Create name.

Paper Piercer with names

These were engraved for me by Tamra Davis.  She also engraves Bone Folders and so much more.  You can find her here.  If you need a nice little stamping gift, I would go take a look!

Of course, I needed to present my gifts in a cute little package.  Here's what I did.

Paper Piercer package

I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I simply wrapper the paper piercer cylinder.  

For the tag, use a 2 inch by 4 1/4 inch piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.  Use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch at the end.  I cut the flowers out from the sheet of patterned paper and adhered with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Painted Harvest stamped in Early Espresso.  I used the Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker to write the names.  Tie on the tag using the Crushed Curry Solid Baker's Twine.

Paper Piercer gifts pic

I think they liked them.  It's always nice to have something personalized especially when stamping in a group.

Thank you for your time today.  Have you thought about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  It's so much more that a discount.  If interested, contact me.  You can also go to this link.  I would love to have you on my Luv 2 Create team.

Here's a picture of the team members at the meeting last Saturday.

Team meeting


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Color Fusers Blog Hop for November 2017

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for November.  

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Today we fuse the colors Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, and Blushing Bride.  I must say these colors made me really think.  I'm not much of an orange and pink person.  After much thought, I went to the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle.  Flowers come in just about every color.  They are a great stand by.

Beautiful Bouquet Color Fusers  November 2017

Even though I don't care for orange and pink, I think this card turned out well.

Start with a card base of Chocolate Chip.  This color has been ignored by me for a while.  It was time to pull it out.  The base measures 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.

Make a rectangle of Chocolate Chip by cutting out 2 of the scalloped squares using the Layering Square Framelits.  Matching the scallops when overlapping just a little join the 2 squares together.  Cut a rectangle of Whisper White in fit inside.  Mine measured 1 3/4 x 3 1/2.  I imagine the size will vary according to the side of square used and the amount overlapped.

The Bouquet Bunch Framelits were used to cut the flowers and leaves.  The cluster of stems (1) and the leaf stems ( about 5) were cut from Wild Wasabi.  The smaller cluster of flowers (about 9 or 10) were cut from Blushing Bride.  The larger cluster of flowers (4) were cut from Tangerine Tango.  The other sprigs (6) were cut from Chocolate Chip.

I can't really tell you how to place these.  Just play around with it until you are happy and then start gluing them down.  I chose to have a few sprigs along the bottom also.

Tie a bow of Linen Thread.  I don't think that you can see it, but I did wind some of the thread around the stems before it was adhered to the card.  Add the bow with glue dots.

The tag is part of the framelit set.  For You is in the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  Stamp in Chocolate Chip.

Beautiful Bouques CF inisde

After finishing, I felt that the card needed a little something else.  I added some of the dot clusters randomly in Chocolate Chip.

Beatuiful Bouquet Color Fusers inside

Here is the inside of the card.  The sentiment is also from Beautiful Bouquet.  Add a few more stems at the bottom.

Beautiful Bouquet November Color fusers

This card looks a lot harder that it actually is to make.  The hard part is figuring out where you want to put each little part.

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Please continue on with the hop to see other ways to fuse these colors.  You'll see some great ideas for sure!

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Quilt Sampler from the Quilted Christmas Suite

 As part of Patty Bennett's Luv 2 Stamp group, we are offered lots of opportunities to share with each other and grow in our crafting abilities.  Patty hosted a quilt square swap recently.  Our rules were to use the Quilted Christmas Suite.  We could use the colors in the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack.  Those were Blushing Bride, Garden Green,  Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Real Red, and Whisper White.  I thought this sounded like a fun project so I signed up to participate.

I took some of the squares to make a frame.  This frame measures 10 x 13.  I was able to fit 12 of the squares in the frame.  It did cut off a little around the edges.  I could not use all of the squares from the trade.  I picked the ones that I felt would look best together.  I hope to use the remaining squares for other projects.  I don't have names for all of these squares either.  If you see your square without your name, please let me know and I'll fix this post.  So here is my frame.

Quilted Christmas square sampler

I put the squares I did not use there at the bottom.  They are all lovely and I plan to use them on a future project.

So here is a close up of the squares.

Quilt frame clos up top

These are by ?, Melanie Hockin, Jo Anne Hewins, Mary Lou Foster, Cindee Wilkinson, ?

Quilt frame close up bottom

These are by Kristy Guarienti, Michelle Wilder, Melanie Smith, Patty Bennett, Cynthia Spearman, Cheryl Spears.

I love that I have a quilt made by people over the United States!

So, here is a picture of my frame in my craft room.  My room is painted in Pear Pizzazz!

Quilted Christmas frame

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you find the frame inspirational.  There's lots of talent there!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #482, Boxwood Wreath

I just love Thursdays.  It's the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenges that I love.  Today we have a sketch.


My mind went to Christmas for this sketch.

CCMC #482

I've had my package of the Boxwood Wreaths just waiting for me to use them.  I decided this project was it.

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.

The Be Merry Designer Series Paper is also perfect for this project.  This paper is in the annual catalog.  The larger Garden Green piece is 3 x 3 3/4.  The larger Cherry Cobbler piece is 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.  The two smaller strips measure 1/2 x 5.

I decided that this would be a card that would be handed to the recipient instead of mailed.  So I doubled the wreath to make it appear even fuller.  I simply pulled one of the wreaths out to be just a little bigger than the first.  So there is one wreath with another just outside of it.  I actually left an opening at the top of the wreath where the bow was to go.  These were attached to the paper with glue dots.

The Bow Builder Punch hasn't seen a lot of use lately so it was time to pull it out.  Again, I used the Be Merry paper to make the bow.  After the bow was in place, attached with a dimensional, I noticed that the wreath just did not seem complete.  I sniped a little 1 1/2 inch piece of wreath from another one of those in the package and tucked it in above the bow.  That looked so much better.  The Merry Christmas is from the At Home with You stamp set.  It's stamped in Cherry Cobber on a 1/2 inch strip of Whisper White.

CCMC # 482 close up

For the inside, I used a sentiment from the Christmas Quilt stamp set.  Put a 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch strip of designer paper across the bottom.

3D Wreath 5

It's a great card.  I must say to goes together quickly.

CCMC #482 Boxwood Wreath

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A Disney Eclipse Card

It's been a while since I posted a Disney card.  I have a friend that works with booking Disney cruises.  She sends her clients a Disney thank you.  She gets me to make the cards for her.  They are a lot of fun!  This time I came up with something new.  The eclipse cards are all the rage right now.  I decided to make a Disney one.  Here is my card.

Love Disney Eclipse card

Isn't it cute!  The base of the card is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Real Red and is cut at 4 x 5 1/4.

So, I went on a search for circles to stamp.  I came up with the moon stamp from High Tide for Mickey's head.  The ears are the circle stamp in the Jar of Love stamp set.  I stamped these in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Make sure your pad is good and juicy!  I felt that a little something else was needed so I added the dots here and there from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set.

The next step is to cut out the letters for the word love.  Of course,  use the Large Letters Framelits.  I used a straight edge and my grid paper to make sure that the letters were all even.  It also helps to use the Magnetic Plate to keep the letters in place.  I will say that I also used some washi tape to hold the letters just to make sure all was secure.  Once cut, hold on the the center of the letter O.  Adhere the red layer to the card base.  I did put glue around the letters too to hold those little ends in place.  Lay the letter O inside its letter.  Now glue the center of the O in place.  Remove the O.  Use the Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of the letters.  Put them in place.  Add a bow, using a glue dot, to the letter E.  Use the Solid Black Baker's Twine.

Love Disney close up

For the word Disney, use the Labeler Alphabet.  Stamp in black on Whisper White scraps.  Trim and add to the card.

For the inside of the card, I used a stamp set from 2001.  Yes, it's retired.  I found it at a used stamp sale several years ago.  It's perfect for the Disney cards.  It's called Birthday Balloons.

Birthday Balloons stamp set

Stamp the balloon in black and add a string using the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set.

Love Disney inside

The sentiment is from Bunch of Blossoms.

Love disney card

Now if you are a lover of Disney, you might be interested in some of my other cards.  Find a great post here.  There's another post here for a shaker card.  Check these out for some great ideas!  You might even want to follow my Disney Pinterest Board here.  It's all cards.

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