Petite Purse Die

Here’s a project we did in my Stamp Clubs this month, using products from the Summer Smooch promotion going on!

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Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder

I LOVE tone on tone projects. This little stocking holds a Starbucks gift card. I saw a version of this on Stampin’ Connection by DeAnn Rauzi. Stampin’ Connection is website available to all Stampin’ Up demonstrators, a place for INSPIRATION!

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Holiday Stocking Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Snowburst Embossing Folder, Victoria Crochet Trim, Very Vanilla 5/8″ Seam Binding, Antique Brads, Jingle Bells, Linen Thread, Brayer, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

I brayered up the front side of the Snow Burst embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink, then put the stocking in there. That is how you get the snowflake to resist the color, so it looks lighter than the other parts of the stocking.

When it was all finished I made a mist spray out of hand sanitizer (when that is empty I keep refilling it with rubbing alcohol) and about 1/8 t. of the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

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Sucker Flower Pot

These little “suckers” have been around for awhile, but most projects out there are use Dum Dum suckers. I wanted to showcase the new FUN FLOWERS die that is in the mini catalog, but the proportions were WAY OFF using the Dum Dums. I came up with a larger pattern, used a larger sucker (Tootsie Roll Pops) and VOILA! This was one of the projects that was at my Stamp Club this month.



Paper: Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze

Ink: Pacific Point

Accessories: Fun Flowers Die, Gold Brads, Eyelet Border Punch, Old Olive 5/8” Grosgrain Satin Ribbon, Yellow Button, Dauber, 1 1/4” Square Punch, Bone Folder, 1 3/4” Circle Punch

Instructions: Cut a piece of cardstock to 8” x 3”.

Score at 3/4”, 3 1/4”, 4”, 4 3/4”, 7 1/4”.

Fold paper in half (on the 4” score) The photo above is what it should look like when it is folded.

While it is folded, trim from the top score line here down to the bottom edge.

The bottom edge (after trimmed) should be 1 3/4”.

Punch the top of both edges using the Eyelet Border Punch, as shown.

Fold this edge down on score line and insert two brads to hold the flower pot shut. Be sure you put the sucker in before you secure it shut!

Use daubers with Pacific Point ink to ink all edges of the flower.

Use a bone folder to make the petals curl forward or backward.

Tape the flower sections ontop of each other.

Use a glue dot and wrap it around the top of the sucker stick.

Punch out a 1 3/4” circle out of Marina Mist cardstock and adhere to the back of the flower to cover up the stick.

Just use the glue dot that is already on the stick.

Tie a piece of Old Olive satin ribbon around the stick to simulate the leaves.

May Girl’s Day/Night Out Projects

Here are the projects we made this month for my Girl’s Day/Night Out.

This card was a case of Amy’s card. Her blog can be found HERE. It amazes me how people get SO CREATIVE with these punches!!!

Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature, Very Versatile
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very VanillaInk: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Oval Scallop/Large Oval/Small Oval/Horizonta Slot Punces, 5/8″ Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon

Jan Sannes did a card layout that I really thought was clever. Her layout can be found HERE. I just substituted some different colors and stamps and came up with this.

The picture below shows the card opened a little bit. You can see how the 3rd circle is a “peek a boo” punched out.

This was a tribute to Father’s Day (or a masculine birthday card, if you prefer.) I am in love with that faux wood look. I did another faux wood card for our weSTAMP swap last month, which can be found here. (Scroll to the bottom) If you want to see how SIMPLE it is to achieve this look, head over to Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts blog and there is a video on how to do this! You can find the link HERE.

Stamp Set: Totally Tool
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, Creamy Caramel
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White
Accessories: Twill Tape, Screw Brads (I can’t remember where I ordered these from off of the internet!!), Ticket Corner Punch, Piercing Tool

The colors I used for the “faux wood” was creamy caramel cardstock as the base. I then ran the colors: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, more mustard, and whisper white ink pads across it.

These dresses are popping up everywhere on SCS! The card I cased was designed by Lisa Freeman and can be found HERE. (Warning her blog is ADDICTING! LOL)

Stamp Set: Very VersatilePaper: Whisper White, Bella Rose DP, Pink PirouetteInk: Riding Hood RedAccessories: Large Scallop Die, Eyelet Border/Trio Flower Punches, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Red Brad