Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Tag Bitty Box
Here is another stamp camp project that your are going to love. You will make this awesome little box and 6 gift tags to go inside. (the box would easily hold 12 tags, if you so desired). I cased the box from Tami White at Stamp with Tami. I made several modifications to Tami's project. I used Real Red and Glorious Green for my box. I did not have the snowflake stamp and snowflake punch, so I used the Sizzlets snowflakes and punched them out of gold paper. I also added a rhinestone brad to my snowflake and a mat around my modern label punch. Then I used the Christmas punch hostess set to make my tags instead of making the tags out of the envelope portion of the Bitty Box and envelope die. I also added Champagne shimmer paint to my red embossed paper. The combination of the shimmering red and gold, with the rhinestone is quite stunning.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Christmas Punch (hostess), Teeny Tiney Wishes
Ink: Ballet Blue, Not Quite Navy, Bravo Burgundy, Real Red
Stampin' Write markers: Bravo Burgundy, Real Red, Glorious Green, Handsome Hunter
Paper: Real Red, Glorious Green, Whisper White and Gold
Accessories: Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder Petals-a-Plenty, Bitty Box and envelope xl die, Modern Label, Tag, Scallop Square, Wide Oval, Scallop Oval and Curley Label punches, Stampin' sponges, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Fire Square Rhinestone brad, Mat pack, Paper Piercer, Silver cord, empty Stampin' Mist bottle with mister.
Non Stampin' Up Supplies: Alcohol (the non drinking type!)

Thanks for looking and Happy Stampin'

Christmas stocking gift card holder and ornament

Here is one of the fun projects I will be offering at my December stamp camp. This fun stocking cuff opens up to reveal a gift card or money, and can also be used as an ornament.  I got the idea of a stocking gift card holder from Andrea Walford. Denise, my helper and I made significant modifications to Andrea's stocking. Ours is taller, with a different shape and we added a scalloped cuff. You can receive the template and instructions by attending the camp, or by making an order of $25.00 or more at Click on my calendar for stamp camp dates.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Four the Holidays
Ink: Sahara Sand, Real Red craft and classic, VersaMark
Paper: Real red and Whisper White cardstock, Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Sleigh bells ribbon (stocking #1), Real Red gingham ribbon  (stocking #2), Antique Brass Jumbo eyelets (#1- Pewter for #2), Silver brads (for hinge), Crop-a-dile, Sticky Strip, Paper piercing took, Mat pack, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Pattern 2 Texturz plate, Texturz Impressions pad, Silicone Rubber pad, Clear embossing powder, Stampin' Sponges

Thanks for looking and Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Check out this Huge Sale
Through Novemeber 30th only

Call me with your selections. I will be placing my order Friday, November 28th. You can order at on my website until November 30th. Check out the details at

This is a limited time offfer, so be sure to call me today! Call or email  me with you wish list and I will contact your Love Muffin and help him with his Christmas shopping. (you will need to provide me with his email or phone number)

Happy Stampin'    Janet

Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday Lineup Reindeers with Pretties nose
and shimmer paint                                                                   
I received a swap at convention that had these reindeers stamped on Cocoa and the eyes colored in with a white gel pen from and just loved it, then I saw this video by StampwithTami and she used the pretties kit for Rudolphs nose. So taking the best from both cards, and adding a second row of eyelet scallops, coloring in the antlers then adding crystal effects on the eyes and noses. IRL this really makes a big difference. I wish you could see how the shimmer paint makes my red embossed paper sparkle. This is the card I came up with. I am quite pleased.
All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Holiday Lineup
Ink: StazOn Black, Close to Cocoa classic, Real Red Craft
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Real Red and Whisper White
Accessories: Red Gingham ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Crystal Effects, Clear Embossing powder, Stampin' Sponges, Pretties Kit (Pearl for nose), Stampin' Up! exclusive Flourish Textruz plate, Basic Black, Garden Green, Real Red and Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Markers

Photo Corners Christmas Tree Card

I have been in a Stamp club for about7-8 years now and this is the card we made for our November club at the home of Lisa Justus. I changed the dsp, replaced the white card for Soft Suede, changed the back star to Suede, embosed both the red star and the sentiment and used Vintange brads instead of silver, I also changed the sentiment, but left the layout the same. I really like the way the Suede, Olive and Real Red look together. The Holly and berry paper from the Christmas Cocoa Dsp had a white base, so I sponged it with Old Olive and a dauber just enought to take away the white. I also sponged around the White panel. The green dsp is from Merry Moments. My cardstock colors came from the Real Red and Soft Suede in the Christmas Cocoa paper and the Old Olive in the Merry Moments paper. I just love this cards and slit punch technique. My helper, Denise and I came up with a template to make lining up the slit punches easier and those that attend my stamp camps, tomorrow and Monday get this template. If you are interested in the template, I will mail it to anyone who visits my Stampin' Up! website and orders either the Slit punch or Photo corner punch and a package of Designer series paper. Thank you Lisa for the great card.

All Supplies Stampin' Up
Stamps: For the Holiday, Nursery Necessities (for the star. If you don't have this set you can just punch the star in Red. I just like the added touch of the white around the red star, you get by stamping the star and punching it out)
Paper: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock, Merry Moments and Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper
Ink: Old Olive classic and Real Red Craft
Accessories: Slit punch, Photo Corner Punch, Star punch, Sponge Dauber, Vintage brads, Stampin' Dimensionals
Adding shimmer paint to santa plate
Tonight I was playing with my Shimmer paint and decided to add the Champaign mist to the Real Red cardstock portion of my Santa insert. I really like the effect. It added just enought shimmer, without taking away from the Santa and Reindeer. Compare it to the post of Wednesday, November 18th and let me know what you think. I like it, but as you can see from my earlier post I suffer from Dolly Parton syndrom. Happy Stampin'

Friends 24-7 occassions plate insert

To keep your Christmas plate keep giving after the holidays, you just pop out Santa, and pop in this beautiful friends insert. This is another of the projects that will be offered at my Christmas Stamp camp, this Saturday morning and Monday evening. I will post the two cards we will be making tomorrow.

I was in a Dolly Parton mood when I made this, so I went crazy with the Iridescent Ice, Dazzling Diamonds and Crystal Effects. I think the results are quite stunning.

All supplies Stampin' Up! except plate.
Stamps: Friends 24-7
Ink: Melon Mambo, Versamark an Soft Suede
Paper: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay cardstock and Melon Mambo dsp
Accessories: Stampin' Up! exclusive Beautiful Butterflies bigz die, Swirly Sizzlets decorative strip die, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Crystal Effects, Stampin' Sponges, Nautral hemp twine, Stampin' dimensionals.

Just the ticket when you feel the need for a little bling!
Thanks for looking and keep your fingers inky.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Good Cheer Santa Plate                                 

Don't you just love this Santa and Reindeer. I just had to put him in my decorator plate. The crystal Effects on Santa, the Reindeers eyes, nose and the holly berries doesn't show in the scan, but it really takes this project to the next level. I made the Winter Post plate (below) at a Late Night Stampers make-and-take class at convention.  All Supplies are Stampin' Up! unless notated.

Santa Plate
Stamps: Good Cheer
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla
Ink: Black StazOn and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin' Up! exclusive Top Note Sizzix die, Watercolor pencils, aquapainter, Real Red marker, Crystal Effects, Stampin' dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, Circle Sissors Plus

Winter Post Plate
Stamps:  Winter Post, Many Merry Messages, Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Punch
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin' Up! exclusive Top Note Sizzix die, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Sponges, Circle Scissors Plus

I got the plates at the Dollar Tree in the frames section. They are called " Design your own Decorative Wall Plate" They come with a plastic plate stand and a notch in the back, so you can hang them on the wall. The Plastic covering pops off, so you can change the design for each holiday or event.

Happy Stampin'  Janet

Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday lineup and Sizzix Box #2 XL die

Isn't the snowman stamp from the Holiday Lineup  stamp set just awesome with the Stampin' Up!  exclusive box #2 Sizzix xl die?

This cute little gift box is a make-n-take I am offering at my workshops this month. The Holiday Lineup stamp set fits this box just perfectly. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. What do you think?

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Holiday Lineup
Ink: Basic Black and Bashful Blue
Paper: Whisper White 12x12 (makes 2 boxes)
Accessories: Sizzix box #2 xl die, Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, Bashful Blue brads (from Soft Subtles assortment), Stampin' Sponges, Paper piercer, Watercolor pencils

Thanks for looking. Janet

Holy Triptych Angel and Shimmer Paint

This was another of the cards from my Shimmer paint stamp camp last week. I have never used Gold and Silver together before. Don't you just love it. The gold embossed tag, with the silver embossed angel and Silver Shimmer paint on the angels wings makes this card quite stunning. The shine unfortunatly doesn't show up in my scan.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Holy Tryptch, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Bordering Blue, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzlegerry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Encore Gold, Encore Silver. Bordering Blue, Rich Razzleberry, Blush Blossom, Barely Banana
Accessories: Gold and Silver Embossing Powder, Embossing buddy, powder pals, Platinum Shimmer Paint, Razzleberry 1/2" polka-dot ribbon (turned over), Gold Elastic cord, Aquapainter, paint brush

This is the card I cased: I used Shimmer paint for the wings and Gold cord instead of 2nd ribbon, I left off the brads, left of sponging around tag and changed one of the cardstock colors for Rich Razzleberry. Thanks for looking.
Happy Stampin'

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Patterned Pines meets Shimmer Paint

I'm back. It has been a long two months, with me being sick more days than well, but I think I have finally recovered. At least I am back stamping again. I have a really fun class scheduled that will allow you to play with the new Shimmer Paints from Stampin' Up! You cannot really tell in the scan but the trees in this card have a beautiful sheen to them. I put 3 drops of Handsome Hunter reinker and 3 drops of Frost White Shimmer paint in a paint pallette, then applied with a sponge dauber. I cased this card from Http:// but changed the colors, the ribbon, left off the bow and the sentiment, and placed my ribbon behind the top note die. I hope you like it.
All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Patterned Pines (Level 1 Hostess Set)
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Handsome Hunter reinker
Accessories: Frost White shimmer paint, Top Note Bigs die, 3/8" Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Sponge dauber.
Thanks for looking