I love my Big Shot. I use it all the time with my embossing folders. They’re great for adding texture and interest to cards. And I have lots of framelits that I use. But my dies have been gathering dust lately. Then the fry box die made it’s appearance in the annual catalog and I knew I had to have it!
We used it at the Halloween class to make cute treat holders, as you can see here. We used Pumpkin Pie cardstock and lined it with cute candy corn paper from the Motley Monster designer series paper, then topped it off with the black chevron ribbon.
My upline and friend, Shanon, made several cute boxes and gave them to me, complete with candy. I ate the candy before I took the pictures – sorry. :-) But aren’t they adorable? I love the color combinations she used. The stamps are from the Merry Everything set which has a matching punch. If you look closely, you’ll see she punched an additional tag out of coordinating card stock and placed it behind and slightly above the main punched tag.
Google “fry box” or search Pinterest and you will find some amazing ideas out there, from holiday treat boxes to characters like Frankenstein and Mickey Mouse. Here’s a great St. Patrick’s Day treat box created by Nancy Dawson, a Stampin’ Up demonstrator in Virginia. How cute is this!
See what I mean? You need this die!
Hello and welcome to another edition of the Stamp Review Crew. If you’re new to our blog hop, we’re a group of Stampin’ Up demonstrators who get together twice a month to focus on a single stamp set from Stampin’ Up! If you’re hopping in order, you just arrived from Shana’s blog, where you got some great ideas for this set. But you can jump in anywhere and follow along.
This is truly a great set. The swooshes can be used for so many things. I’ve used it previously on my thank you cards as you can see here.
For today’s hop, I combined the chevron stamp with the #hello set to create a card to send to my daughter, who’s away at college. We’re always saying “love you more”, so I think she’ll like this. I combined Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe because when you ink up the chevron with Calypso Coral and keep stamping without re-inking, you end up with Crisp Cantaloupe.
I hope you liked my cards. Now on to Tanya’s blog
to see what great ideas she has in store for you.
I love the Simply Sent Watercolor Winter kit in the holiday catalog. It has everything you need to make 20 cards in 4 different designs. The kit includes instructions and plenty of extras to make additional cards. Here’s a look at what you get in the kit.
The great thing is you can make them exactly as suggested or mix things up and make your own designs. Combine with your other Christmas stamps and paper and there’s no telling how many cards you’ll get out of this set.
These are easy cards to make. You need to wait a little for the watercolor to dry, but if you’re really impatient, just pull out your heat gun! :-) Here are a few I made last night. The first two I made as instructed, but the third one I changed up a bit based on cards I saw on Pinterest. I replaced painting wiggly stripes with the Hardwood background. Really like how it turned out.
Don’t you just love them? I’ll be offering a class later in the month where you can make a set of 4 (1 of each design), or buy the whole kit to make 20. Details coming soon.
Every Friday, Splitcoaststampers has a Mixed Media challenge. I love the work I see displayed there, but I have yet to try my hand at it. Until this weekend. The current challenge is to incorporate signs of fall. Well, I’m a sucker for pumpkins and I’ve seen some really cute pumpkin canvas ideas on Pinterest, so I thought I would give it a try.
The definition of mixed media is the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or paint and collage combined into a single composition. Well I started to play and ended up pulling out just about everything but the kitchen sink. I used ink and stamps, gelatos, designer paper, filter paper, stencils, embossing folders, charcoal and something that may have been twinkling H2Os, but it had no label so I’m not really sure. I used it like water colors, but it had a metallic shine to the colors.
I’m really happy with the way it turned out and had so much fun making it that I will definitely be doing more of these!
This card has been in my head for quite some time, but I have been lacking the Fall Fest stamp set for the pumpkins. I thought it would be so cute to have a cat peeking out of a pumpkin, and I love the cats from the You Little Furball set. But there were so many things on my wish list from the holiday catalog, that I didn’t put Fall Fest on the first order or even the second. And then when I did order it, it was so popular that it was on backorder! In the meantime, I really wanted to do this card, but wasn’t even sure the pumpkin would be the right size.
Actually the set was only backordered a couple of days, but I am not the most patient of persons. So when I finally got it this week, I immediately sat down to create this card. And sure enough, the largest size pumpkin was the perfect fit. I forgot to leave room for a sentiment so next time I’ll stamp that first. What do you think?
Well, I managed to get one thing done this weekend. I made a card! Ever have one of those weekends where you have a long to-do list, but you just can’t make any headway? That was this weekend for me. Seems like lately, all my weekends have a long to-do list. But I definitely need, and want, to make more time for stamping.
When I saw the Ronald McDonald set in this year’s catalog, I knew I wanted it. But I had to prioritize my purchases. (Wouldn’t you love to be able to get all you wanted in one giant order?) So this one had to wait. But I was flipping through the catalog a while back and I remembered that I still hadn’t gotten this set. So I put it on my last order and finally got a chance to play.
This special set is a fund raiser Stampin’ Up does for the Ronald McDonald House. A portion of every purchase goes to this great charity. Last year when I attended Convention, Ronald himself was there. Really – this guy has been the official representative for McDonalds for like the last 20 years, and part of his job is visiting the different houses. His stories were very touching and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house after he finished. It’s a wonderful organization and I’m glad to help out in a small way by buying the stamp set.
But look at it – you gotta love the flamingo. Living in Florida, how could I not own this set? I can’t wait to make even more adorable cards with it. This card is my take on one of the ones in the catalog, changed up a bit. What do you think?