Party Panda Valentine Treat Box

Hello Stampers!

I’ve been absent and I know it.  I’ve been busy doing tons of other things and not stamping like I should be, but I have managed to create another video tutorial for you.

“What has been keeping me busy?” you ask.  Well…I’ve been busy crocheting these messy bun hats/beanies that I’ve decided to sell in my online Etsy store.  I had a practice run with selling them last weekend at a local indoor garage sale and I did quite well, if I say so myself.  They are the latest rage for people with long hair.  And a few of us with short hair have been known to sport one on occasion as well.  It is easy for me to convert them to a regular beanie without the bun opening on the top and I’ve done that with a few.  My online Etsy store is called FancyforStampinEtc meaning I don’t only fancy stamping, but other crafts as well.  It isn’t totally up and running yet, but it is my goal to have it complete by Tuesday of this week.

But enough of beanies, and on to my video tutorial of my Party Panda Valentine Treat Box.  It has been awhile since I last created a video and it is amazing how out-of-practice I’ve become.  I made quite a few mistakes and one you might notice is…Well I’ll see if you can guess.  In spite of the error, the tutorial is still a good explanation of how to make this cute Valentine for your sweetie. So, I won’t be real hard on myself.  🙂

The Party Panda stamp set is a Sale-a-bration item and is yours FREE with any $50.00 purchase in my online store.  Just click on the link to shop on the right side of this page or on the link at the bottom of this post.

Hope you enjoy the video and you have fun making one of these cute little treat boxes for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

Until next time…

Happy Stampin’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price: $110.00

 

 

Petal Passion


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I am loving this beautiful Petal Palette  stamp set!  Actually, I am loving the entire Petal Passion Suite!  And this card proves there are more uses for the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack than just memory keeping.  The cards, $1.00 less than the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper can be used for card making as well as memory keeping.  That doesn’t mean I like them more than the DSP, it just means they are versatile and can be used for both, just like the designer series paper.  If I could only purchase one, I would purchase the card pack.

I also love the versatility of simple black and white.  That means I can customize the paper or the cards to go with whatever colors I might have on hand like I did with this card.

I started by selecting the polka-dotted card base from the Sale-A-Bration Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes that I got FREE after placing a $50.00 order.  You can get them too if you place a qualifying order in my online store.  I then chose this card from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.

I trimmed the card down to measure 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ and colored it with my Stampin Blends.  I also stamped a few flowers on it in Calypso Coral using the flower stamp from Petal Palette Stamp Set.  I stamped off before stamping on the card because I didn’t want it to be real dark.

Then I attached the card to the Pool Party card base.  I stamped the bird and branch on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it out with one of the circles from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  I used dimensionals to hold everything down on the base.

And here is my finished product!

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today!  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

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Envelope Mini Album

Hello Stampers!

No, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth; I am still alive and well!  The last few months have been pretty busy as you can imagine.  My daughter gave birth three days after my last blog entry and much of my time has been spent admiring her and her partner’s handiwork.  Baby Stella is beautiful if you ask me!  I am totally in love with her. 🙂  In October my mom, sister and brother-in-law visited to see the baby and just last week I was in Salt Lake City for OnStage 2017.  So the last few weeks have been busy.

If you will indulge me for a moment, I want to share a few pictures of the newest edition to my family.  Thank you in advance for humoring me.  I know all Grandmas think their grandchildren are beautiful and I promise I will not make this a habit.  🙂  These are from earlier this month.

Now on to the real reason why we are here.

I created this mini album awhile ago, but I wanted to make sure I shared it before too much more time passes, because I think something like this would make a really good Christmas gift to someone you love…maybe a new Mom or Grandma!  Now you know what I plan on doing with mine.   Both videos run a little long, but I think they are well worth the time.  I don’t go into details on the decoration of each page, but I have included a photo of each at the end of this post with a description of what I used to decorate it.  I hope you like what you see and take the time to make one for yourself.  I think it would be well worth your time.

Enjoy the videos, and if you have any questions about anything related to this project, please email me.

 

 

 

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

These are the front covers of both albums.

This is the inside of the front cover and the pocket on page 1.

Pages 2 and 3.  On the page 3 on the right I cut a reindeer in gold foil and quartered a foil snowflake for each corner.

Pages 4 and 5.  I made pockets on each page.

Pages 6 and 7.  I used the snowflake dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the 1/2″ circle punch to make the circles on the right.  The left side is a pocket with a half circle notch cut at the top edge using the 1″ circle punch.  I also cut a foil snowflake in half and glued it over the pocket and cut the center out with the 1″ circle punch.  I used the Winter Wonder and Holly Textured Embossing Folders one each page.

Pages 8 and 9.  A small corner pocket and bands to hold photos/mementos.

Pages 10 and 11.

Page 12 and inside of back cover.

 

 

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An Unconventional Christmas

I’ve titled this An Unconventional Christmas, because that is exactly what I think of the colors I used in the first card I am sharing.  I got the idea for the layout from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, but the colors I used are typically not Christmas colors.  I used Berry Burst card stock and Tranquil Tide ink and ribbon.  I used one of the sentiments in the Christmas Pines stamp set and the star is from Star of Light stamp set.  It’s a pretty clean and simple card, and  if you are looking to make multiples of it, it would be a quick one to do.

I made several of this next card that look similar, but I think I like the Cherry Cobbler one the best.    The card bases are the standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card size, but the Cherry Cobbler & Always Artichoke square pieces behind the sentiment measure 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″.  The piece of Whisper White that is stamped “Deck the Halls” measures 3″ x 2-1/2″.

That is all I have for you today!  I hope all of my Florida peeps are safe and dry as they endure Hurricane Irma’s wrath today and tomorrow.  Be safe all of you!  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!