Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Here is a tutorial for a paper snowflake that I taught to some friends at work last year. Both snowflakes (or stars) are made with Stampin' Up!'s Ski Slope paper from the 2008 Holiday Mini Catalog. I really love this paper and you will probably see more of my holiday projects using it. I also used stampin' Up! Sticky Strip and they are the only 2 items you need for this project. I punch a small hole in the top of it and it hangs from a piece of fishing line so it looks like it is floating. You could make them in different sizes as I did and they would look fabulous hanging in a window. The red and green flake is 6" and is made with 12 pieces of 6" x 3/8" strips and the green and white flake is made with 12 pieces of 12" x 5/8" strips.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bag in a box

Many of you saw my earlier post of my Halloween box in a bag that I made for my Son's class and wanted to know how to make it. Here is a video tutorial for the construction of the bag. They would be great for any occasion and I hope you find this tutorial helpful. Here is the picture again of the project and you can make it any height you wish. The bag pictured is 4" high and the one in the tutorial is 5" high.

Monday, October 27, 2008

First video

Many of you have asked me how to make a box to hold a set of cards for a gift and I decided to make a video to show my design and instructions for it. The box will hold 6 to 8 2A size cards with envelopes and can be decorated as you choose. Here is a picture of the completed box:

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mini scrapbook album class

This is the mini album that will be made in an upcoming class this month. It is one of my favorite projects so far and although it looks difficult to make, it is actually quite easy. For this project I used the new Ski Slope paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini catalog and it has turned out to be my favorite paper so far. Just beautiful colors and designs and I cannot wait to try it on some cards. I also used the coordinating cardstock with it, CD mailers and a luggage clasp to close it. I love all the pockets and tags in the book that you can add pictures or journaling to and it is very interactive. Hope you enjoy the peak at it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ribbon order

For those of you that joined in on the ribbon share; the ribbon is on it's way to me! I should have it by Monday and then it will take me a couple of days to cut and package it up for you. I will let everyone know when it is ready for pick up. Thank you to all those that participated. I do still have 1 share left of the 5/8" in color grosgrain ribbon. If anyone is interested please send me an e-mail.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cast of Characters

I have to tell you that I just love the new top note die for the bigshot!! I saw what Gretchen Barron did with the faces and the die and had to do it too. they were cute before, but now are just too cute! This die is so versatile and cannot wait to share other projects that I create with it. Sorry I did not use the halloween DSP from Stampin' Up! I just have not received it yet and was anxious to try this out. I do have to tell you if you have a cuttlebug or other die cut system that will handle the larger dies that they will work. You can order the die (113463) and other supplies used for these cards at my Stampin' Up! website at this link - Paper creations and if you want to know what papers are used for the cards please check the Sept 28th post.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Calendar kit

I really love this 2009 calendar kit from the New 2008 Holiday mini catalog. I needed something to keep track of all the birthdays and occasions that I need to make cards for and this is just perfect. I found it quite easy to put together and even though this picture shows it unbound, I did take it over to the office supply store and have it spiral bound so that I would not lose any of the days. I also stamped little images on each of the months as you can see in one of the pictures. This would also make a wonderful gift for someone special and has room where you could add pictures if you desire. Sorry about the lousy pictures. I will try to get better ones posted.