Archive | August 2013

Blossom Cards

I can’t remember where I got the inspiration for these cards. Probably on Pinterest. (: I love the simplicity and that it uses lots of my favorite tools… punches!

Best of 25 Year Stamp Sets

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Best of 25 Years Stamp set –  Best of Halloween

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we’re bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image! Check back here every month to download a flyer for a new Best of stamp set.

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, we’re including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Small Purses

I saw a video on YouTube from France Martin making these cute little bags and just had to try it. I used retired Stampin’ Up! DSP and card stock. A good project for using some of that up. These would be so cute for a Mother Daughter Banquet. If I make a few each month I could be way ahead of the game. I hate being asked at the last minute and then working like crazy to get it done. They are quite easy and fun to make. I used thin Velcro as the closure.


A small candy bar fits perfect in the bottom. I found that if I placed a second one on top sideways it doesn’t distort the purse at all. Since these were made specifically for friends, I wanted 2 in each bag.

One thing that I just love about these is that they store flat! Very convenient for making ahead. Here is the link to the video. Have fun!

Card Gift Set

image This set was so fun to make. It took some time but was worth it. I used Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, Venetian Romance DSP and Very Vanilla. The bow on the front of the box was my first attempt and I can see that I need some practice. (: Better yet, I need to purchase the new “Gift Bow Bigz L Die” in the Holiday catalog. It’s on my wish list! Stamp sets that I used are Sweetly Framed, Six Sided Sampler & Label Something.


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I’m always happy when I get to use my punches and used several of them on this project. I know from past post comments that you like to have tutorials. So, I’m being more careful to make a note of where I get my inspiration. If you want to try this cute gift set, you can find a wonderful tutorial here:
Please share your creations with me! I’d love to see them.

Brandy’s Color Challenge #8

The colors for this weeks challenge were, Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate & Summer Starfruit. For this card I recycled the rubber that is left over after assembling my stamps. I cut some squares, inked them up, then stamped off about 3 times before stamping onto my card stock. The flowers were made using the Boho Blossoms punch & the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.

The center medallion on this card was made using the faux metal technique & Delicate Doilies stamp set. After making the medallion, I rubbed Elegant Eggplant ink onto it and then wiped off the excess.

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