Summer Beach Bag

Here’s one of my Stamp Club projects for May. If you like the basket die, you better get it FAST, it’s RETIRING! πŸ™ To order, please go to my website HERE. They are only available while supplies last!

Remember, if you order anything on my online website, you will receive ANY OF MY TUTORIALS FREE!!

To make the sunglasses, I used the same sunglass pattern that is on the sidebar to the right. The pattern is for the SUNGLASSES ONLY. (If you like the purse pattern, that is for sale on Becky Robert’s blog HERE.) If you would like the sunglass pattern, once you download the pattern, you will need to shrink it an additional 50% on your printer.


Stamp Set: Sunny Fun

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Beyond the Garden DP (for Ghiradelli chocolate wrapper inside the basket)

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzaz, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Raffia, Baskets and Blossoms Die

Sail Away Masculine Card

Here’s a card we made at Stamp Club this month! The sailboat image is stamped on canvas fabric with Stazon ink. To get the frayed edges, all you have to do is RIP the fabric!

Stamp Set: Sail Away, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Matey’s Map Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Naturals Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede, Black Stazon
Accessories: Antique Brad, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, Hemp Twine, Dauber, Distressing Tool

To make a square knot out of the hemp twine, refer to the video I have in this post HERE.

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.

Cupcake Birthday Card

Another Stamp Club project from this month, featuring the Create a Cupcake stamp set and cupcake punch. The pedestal is scored at 1/4″ and 1/2″ to make the shelf “POP OUT.” Recipe:
Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake Paper: Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor DP (Sale a Bration Catty), Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Red Glitter DP Ink: Melon Mambo Accessories: Ice Cream Parlor Buttons, White Gel Pen (faux thread on button), Eyelet Border Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle (base of pedestal), Dimensionals

Bunny Basket

Here’s another Stamp Club project from this month. That Petal Cone Die is to DIE for! LOL Becky Roberts had a basket like this on her blog (and instructions) over at Inking Idaho. Check it out, along with her other amazing projects! (Thanks Becky!)

I added a bunny to the front of my basket. If you would like a pdf of the bunnies (12/page) you can download it by clicking HERE. There is a tail on the backside of the bunny made with the BoHo Blossoms Punch (not pictured).

Paper: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Petal Cone Die, Owl Punch (heart part), 1/4″ Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Cellophane Bag, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, BoHo Blossoms Punch, Glue Dots

Santa Claus Post It Note Purse

This project was inspired by one of my downline, Tracy Simon. She made THIS swap for our weSTAMP group in September. Tracy’s blog can be found HERE. She has some creative on her blog!

As soon as I saw her darling post it note purse, I KNEW this was what I wanted to do for my Stamp Club members this year! I just put a Christmas twist to it! My Stamp Club members didn’t get the cute little stamp pad in the center, though. Unfortunately, Target’s Dollar Spot isn’t quite ahead of the times as those of us who stamp, so I had to put boring yellow pads in theirs. (Thanks Jennie, for keeping me in the loop to what is in the Dollar Spot at Target!)

If you have Google Reader, you can access the FREE pattern HERE.

Recipe:Paper: Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Brushed SilverAccessories: 3/4″ Circle Punch, Poppy Parade 1/2″ Stitched Poly-Ribbon, Clear Tinsel Trim

Paisley Prints Card

This is a “flip card” that we made at Stamp Club last month. I found the tutorial on Connie Babbert’s (amazing!) blog. The pattern can be found HERE. When you pull up on the tab, the message is revealed (see photo below).

Stamp Sets: Paisley Prints, Every Little Bit, Occasional Quotes
Paper: Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Only Orange, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: 1/8” Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, 3/8” Twill Tape Ribbon, Stapler, Corner Rounder

Christmas Collage

This is the first Christmas stamp I bought from Stampin’ Up this year! I love the Christmas Collage background stamp. It speaks for itself!

Here is a card we made at Stamp Club this month. The bottom one shows how you can substitute a sepia photo to get the Shabby Chic effect. (Photo is of our son and his wife.)

Stamp Set: Christmas Collage, Welcome Christmas
Paper: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Always Artichoke 1/2″ Seam Binding, Antique Brads, Cutter Kit (distressed edges), 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

Thanksgiving Treat Box

One of the projects we made this month at Stamp Club was this Thanksgiving Treat Box. I saw the idea on Debbie’s blog, which can be found HERE. She has an easy to follow tutorial for these boxes on her blog. She is super creative, check out her blog!

Stamp Set: Grateful Greetings
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, DP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, 5/8″ Old Olive Satin Ribbon
Accessories: Large Scallop Circle die, Leaves #2 Die, Hemp Twine, Button, Daubers

Wicked Cool Halloween Card

I LOVED Debra Currier’s card, which was found on the Stampin’ Up demonstrator site, Stampin’ Connection. (You have to be a demonstrator to view this.) She didn’t have a blog addy or I would have linked it. I just changed the stamped image on mine.

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Wicked Fun Specialty DP
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: 1” Circle Punch, 1/4” Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Waffle Paper, Dimensionals

Morning Cup Card

When I saw Kathleen Hopperstad’s card on her blog HERE, I KNEW I had to get this set immediately and make this card! She even has a VIDEO tutorial on her blog, so check it out! I sometimes try to change things up a bit when I CASE but on this one I didn’t change a THING! I loved everything about it, so it was a TOTAL CASE!

Stamp Sets: Morning Cup
Paper: Early Espresso, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Cardboard Box
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Punches: Large Scallop, 1 3/4” Circle, Curly Label, 1 1/4” Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8” Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Halloween Treat Bag

Here is one of the projects from Stamp Club this month. This was our “fast and easy” project! It’s hard to see but I used the spider web embossing folder on the black bag. It embosses ALL LAYERS, so every side of this is covered in WEB! VERY COOL!

Stamp Sets: Got Treats?
Paper: Black Bag (from local craft store), Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Wicked Fun Specialty DP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: 1/4” Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/8” Hole Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Spider Web Embossing Folder