Halloween Hello and the Envelope Punch Board

This morning I had a little bit of time before I needed to head out for the day and I decided it was time to play with the Envelope Punch Board.   I made an envelope and it was super easy and quick.  I knew I couldn't just blog about making an envelope so I decided to use the envelope as a pocket for a card.

IMG_2419Halloween Hello envelope card

All I did was cut off one flap  and then assembled the envelope and I had a pocket card base.  

Halloween Hello open

Stamps: Halloween Hello, Tags 4 You, Designer Type Photopolymer stamp set
Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Modern Medley DSP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: Artisan Label
Big Shot: Scallop Square Duo (retired)  
Extras: Envelope Punch Board, Black and Orange Stampin' Glitter, Heat and Stick embossing powder

Halloween Hello envelope card front

It is hard to see but the witch is in black glitter.  I stamped the image in VersaMark ink , embossed it using Heat and Stick embossing powder, and then sprinkled the glitter on top of the image.   I also used the orange glitter on the candy corn.  

Halloween Hello side

This was super fun and easy to make. I know there will be lots of ideas on different ways to use the Envelope Punch Board.  Order yours today and get in on the fun!

Tag It Birthday

Here's a quick birthday card using the Tag It set and coordinating Chalk Talk framelit dies.  

Tag It birthday

Stamps: Tag It (130303 SU! donates $3 from the purchase of this stamp set to the Ronald McDonald House Charities)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point
Paper: Pacific Point,  Whisper White, Brights Patterns DSP stack
Punches: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 2-1/2" Circle punch
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot folder, Chalk talk framelits
Extra: White Organza ribbon, Googly Eye, Dazzling Diamond glitter 

  Tag It Birthday side

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Magnificent Maple Quick and Easy

I am once again playing catch up!  When you are pressed for time here's a quick and easy card to the rescue!

Magnificent Maple olc

Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Background Basics, Simply Sketched
Ink: Early Espresso,  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Punch:  2-1/2" Circle Punch 
Extra: Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz 

Magnificent Maple olc side

I punched out a 2'1/2" circle on a piece of scrap paper and used it as a stencil to stamp the Background Basics script stamp into a circular shape.    I then stamped the Magnnificent Maple stamp and colored it in with different fallish colors using a cotton swab.  

Stippled Blossom OLC

Same idea using the Stippled Blossom set and Calypso Coral and Pistachio Pudding ink.  Simple cards for when you need to stamp and scoot!  That is what I need to do today so remember you can order the products you see on my blog though my online store. 

Sunflower Hello

Lately I have not been a very good blogger.  It has been a busy time AND in the midst of all the busyness I decided I needed to move my stamp room downstairs.  It has been a challenge and I am not completely done with the transition.  The problem is that the room I am moving to is much smaller than the one I am leaving.  I know, what was i thinkng?! I think it will  turn out to be a good change but  right now it is chaos.   Bear with me while I get organized.

Sunflower hello

Stamps: Sunflower, Regarding Dahlias
Ink: Crushed Curry, Early Expresso 
Paper: Naturals White, Early Espresso 
Extras: 1/4"  Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain ribbon 

Sunflower Hello sideWish me luck I am heading back into my stamp room to continue the organizing.  I should be back to my regular postings very soon.  Thank you for stopping by!

Birthday Candles Hack

I have been wanting the Birthday Candles jumbo wheel ever since I laid eyes on the Stampin' Up! catalog.   I just love those little candles all in a row.   I finally decided to get brave and buy it and take it off the roller  and make it into a stamp.    So, I ordered the wheel and sone Clear-Mount Cling Foam(page 197 124236)  and got out my exacto knife and performed some surgery on the jumbo wheel.   The procedure was MUCH simpler than I thought it would be and now I don't know why I was so scared to try it.   Basically you cut along the seam of the wheel and then gently remove the rubber from the wheel.  Seriously, it is that simple.  I mounted it on the Cling Foam and that is easy too.  The only thing you need to be careful of is to be sure to attach the rubber to the sticky side of the foam.


Stamps: Birthday Candles Jumbo Wheel. and Bring on the Cake
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers , Black Stazon
Paper:  Note Cards and  Envelopes
Extras:  Pacific Point 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and Dazzling Details

I have to tell you about the Note Cards and Envelopes (page 162 131527) .  These are great!  They are thicker then they used to be and make a nice substantial card.    They can be mailed and you get 20 note cards and envelopes for only $5.95!   It is a deal.   

My Paper Pumpkin

Today (August 31) is the very last day to get in on the My Paper Pumpkin special!  You need to subscribe today and you will be able to enjoy  My Paper Pumpkin  for just $10 a month for the first 2 months!  I am also doing a drawing for all of my  My Paper Pumpkin subscribers!    Don't delay because this Pumpkin deal will be over at the stroke of  11:50 PM (MT) August 31, 2013.  Be sure to use the promo code: PUMPKINDEAL!  Stay tuned for the drawing results on Monday!

CPC Teacher’s Pet – August Bonus Project!

Isn't this the cutest back to school gift?  This is the way to make a great impression.  Any teacher will think this is the perfect gift .This ensemble has a can perfect for you to fill with cookies or candy.  A cute box to load up with goodies and a card to top it off!


This super cute school project comes to you designed by Heidi!  How do you get this awesome bonus project?  To get Heidi’s bonus project instructions just subscribe to  Craft Project Central for the month of August and meet one of the following requirements of subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the CPC badge on your blog or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting CPC know.  

CPC Decorated Clipboard & Note Cards!

It’s Back-to-School season and it’s time to show those teachers that we really appreciate them.  This decorated clipboard includes a cork board to pin up important notes, along with an attached clothespin to clip up additional messages.  It’s an all in one message center! Also included are some note cards for the teacher to send home some cute messages on!


This great back to school project comes to you designed by Jen!   To get the instructions for Jen’s project, just subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of August! 

Manly Magnificent Maple

I love this single stamp, Magnificent Maple.  It is a gorgeous detailed image and the first one that came to mind when I found some card parts while I was re-organizing my room .  The card parts I found where originally cut to make  this  card.  

Magnificent Maple Crusehd Curry

This was so fun to make.   It is pretty easy and I have a couple of tips to share with you.

Sharons' Stamping Tip # 1  Are you wondering what DSP I used?  The DSP (Designer Series Paper) is the Neutrals Paper Stack on page 152.   I used a sponge and inked on some Baked Brown Sugar ink to cover up the white on the DSP.   Kinda fun huh?   Just a little sponging makes a big  difference.

Sharon's Stamping Tip # 2  I colored the leaf using a cotton swab inked up in some fall colors(see the list below) and just randomly filled in the image.  It was a  quick way to add some color and achieve the look of a fall leaf.

Magnificent Maple Crushed Curry open

StampsMagnificent Maple (131868), Four You, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Neutrals DSP Paper Stack
Extras: Sponges, Colored Rhinestone (retired)

Magnificent Maple Crushed Curry side

So, does this fit the bill of a manly card?  I hope so.  If you need a stamp to help you make some masculine cards then Magnificent Maple may just be the stamp for you.  If you would like to order it or any other stamping supplies head on over to  my online store, I would love to help you  and be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.. 



CPC Mosaic Madness Desk Set

Don’t you just love the new Wood Mount Cases?? They have so many uses! Here is a great desk set to give to anyone on your holiday or birthday gift list.  All the elements fit nicely in the case and go with a matching gift card.  Makes for a fun class or club project as well!

Mosaic Madness Desk Set

This pretty and useful project was designed by Michelle.  To receive the step by step directions on how to make this project and 9 others go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of August.