Clothespin Wreathe

The other night, I went to a MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) Craft Night, and we made these adorable wreathes to hold our Christmas cards!  It is made with Stampin’ Up! paper, so I had to share 🙂

IMG_4492I love how eclectic it looks!  It was really fun and actually pretty easy to make – maybe a little time consuming, but I even finished it in less than 3 hours.

Paper used:  Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (126908) – only available until January 2nd!

Erin LeMere was the coordinator for this project, so she had all the supplies.  But she bought all the supplies at Michael’s (except for the paper!).  We took the wood wreathe and painted it whatever color we wanted.  I chose silver.  Then we used 49 clothespins to create the card holders.  The paper was added using Mod Podge (on the clothespin and also on the outside of the paper to seal it).  Some of the clothespins were also dipped into chunky clear glitter for an added dimension.  They were then added to the wreathe using a glue gun and a spare clothespin to use as a spacer when placing them down.  Then we took ribbon and torn pieces of fabric and tied them in between the clothespins to create the finished product.

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Card: Stop and Smell the Roses

Lifes MomentsThis is one of my favorite cards of all time 🙂  I love how elaborate it looks, but it was super simple to make.  I created this for one of my quarterly downline meetings.  (If you want to join my team, please visit my website!)

The flowers look very subtle stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock with Crumb Cake ink.  Midnight Muse makes the bird and sentiment pop.   Pearl Basic Jewels finish off the card with the little details.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Elements of Style (118611w, 120045 c)

Paper:

Comfort Cafe DSP (126898)

Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650)

Ink:

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad (126975)

Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad (126860)

Accessories/Tools:

Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

 

Card: Small Cake, Big Wish

Small CakeI love making itty-bitty cards!  They are so cute and really fun and fast to make.  This is a 3″ x 3″ card, and even though you can’t really see it under the Patio Party DSP which is also cut to 3″ x 3″, the base is Summer Starfruit.

To make a 3″ x 3″ card, simply cut your base cardstock to 3″ x 6″ and fold in half.  After I added the DSP to the front of the card, I adhered Summer Starfuit cardstock cut to 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Whisper White cardstock was cut down to 2″ x 2″ where I stamped the cake and the cake topper and then used Snail Adhesive to tape that piece to the mat.

It’s as easy as that!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Make a Cake (126740 w, 126742 c)

Paper:

Summer Starfruit Cardstock (126839)

Whisper White Cardstock (100730)

Patio Party DSP (126916)

Ink:

Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad (126860)

Accessories/Tools:

Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

 

Ornament Kit Now Available!

Now you can make the Holiday Ornament
Fast & Easy!
Ornament  kit Dec 2012
The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you, just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you’ve made yourself! We’ve simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048, C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine?  Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (102023).
Amazing offer–just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments–or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.
The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2″ Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting–or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.  Click here to order!

Card: Hit the Road

Hit the RoadThis was such a fun card to make!  I love the vibrant colors and how easy it was to create.  All you have to do is cut the Whisper White paper down to 4″ x 2″, stamp the car in Rich Razzleberry and the balloons using Staz On ink and then color them in.  The awesome design below only looks complicated – it’s from the Patio Party Designer Series Paper set. It is cut down to 4″ x 3″.  Add Gumball Green ribbon across the seam and you’re all set!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Road to Happiness (126545 w, 126547 c)

Paper:

Gumball Green Cardstock (126840)

Whisper White Cardstock (100730)

Patio Party DSP (126916)

Ink:

Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (126861)

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad (126950)

StazOn Ink Pad (101406)

2012-2014 Stampin’ Write Markers Used Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green (126856)

Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker (120970)

Accessories/Tools:

Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848)