Happy Thanksgiving!

I cannot believe it is Thanksgiving already tomorrow!  I have my turkey sitting in a brine in the fridge and I am ready for the cooking frenzy to begin.

I know the holidays are hectic, which is why I am offering my customers a “Holiday Helper”.  I did this last year and a lot of people really loved it!  If you would like to receive my emails, please email me at BrookeStamps@gmail.com and I will add you to the list.



Thank You Gift Card Holder

I hope you enjoyed the Blog Hop on Sunday!  Hawaii Ink sure does have a lot of talent!

Here is a little more information on the project I created for the blog hop.

Thank You Gift Card 1Here is how the gift card holder started out before making it extra awesome.  I used Coastal Cabana cardstock and cut it out to be 9-1/4″ by 5-1/4″.  Then, with the cardstock running in landscape orientation, I scored at the 1-1/2″ and 6″ marks.  Turning the cardstock into portrait orientation, I scored at 1/2″ on one side and 1/2″ on the opposite side.  I cut at the 1/2″ mark down to the 6″ mark and adhered those extra little flaps down with sticky strip.  Then, I stamped the big, beautiful “Thank You” in white craft ink using the photopolymer set “Another Thank You”.

Thank You Gift Card 2I then added some Strawberry Slush stretch ruffle trim and a little bit of Winter Frost Speciality Designer Series Paper.

Thank You Gift Card 5To the inside, I used sticky strip to adhere a 3-3/4″ by 3-1/4″ piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock, which was scored at 3/8″ to secure to to the inside top flap of the gift card holder.  That way, when you open it up…

Thank You Gift Card 4…the gift card slides up!  Very cool!

Thank You Gift Card 6You can adhere the gift card with a glue dot so it stays in place.

I hope you enjoyed this project!

Thank You Gift Card 3

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:

Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set (133454)


Coastal Cabana cardstock (131297)

Winter Frost Speciality DSP (132341)


Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink Pad (101731)


Sticky Strip (104294

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (130023)

Paper Snips (103579)


Happy Stamping,







Hawaii Ink Holiday 3D Project Blog Hop

Blog Hop header November 10 2013Welcome to the Hawaii Ink Holiday 3D Project Blog Hop!  Hawaii Ink is led by Lisa Curcio, a Founder’s Circle member (which is a HUGE deal in the Stampin’ Up! world!)  There is a lot of talent in this group, so be sure to check out all of the projects in this hop!

Here is my project for this blog hop.

Thank You Gift Card 3

I chose to go a little more subtle with my holiday gift card holder.  I plan to give this to my favorite UPS man for Christmas.

Here is what it looks like when you open it up:

Thank You Gift Card 4

Oh, I love how the card slides up when you open the gift card holder.  Such a cool 3D project!

**Please note, the colors are off in these photos.  I am not sure what went wrong, but the background is supposed to be white, not pink, and it made all of the colors a bit off.  The colors used are Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Strawberry Slush.  

I will post more details about how I created this project on Tuesday, so be sure to check back!

Beverly Messerschmidt is next up, just click the “Next” button below!

Blog Hop Next Button

Here is the rest of the Blog Hop:

1.      Lisa Curcio – http://lisacurcio.blogspot.com

2.      Patty Coone – http://onecreativecoone.blogspot.com/

3.      Brooke Doerfler – https://brookestamps.wordpress.com

4.      Beverly Messerschmidt – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/beverlym/blog

5.      Diane Fox – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/diane_fox/blog

6.      Sue Gilroy – http://www.kilroykrafts.blogspot.com/

Happy Stamping!

Designer Treat Bags

Treat Bag MultipleAlong with creating the boy and girl birthday cards at the last Stamp Club meeting, we also made these neat treat bags, which just happened to be large enough to hold the cards we made!

This was SUPER simple to make.  We used white lunch bags and cut them down to the size we wanted them.

Treat Bag Side View

Then we lined them with Whisper White cardstock and then Designer Series Paper on top of that. To make the top more pretty, we added the buttons that came in the Sale-a-Bration pack and punched the top flap.  It was as easy as that!

Treat Bag Front View

Use velcro you can buy at your local craft or retail store to secure the bag closed.

Supplies Used:


Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (127540)

Whisper White cardstock (100730)


Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (130812)

Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

NEW – Paper Pumpkin!

DEMO_B1_Paper_Pumpkin_LogoThis is such exciting news!  Stampin’ Up! is going to be offering a new service for us time-crunched crafters!

I’m Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I’ll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started

It’s so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it (make sure you select me, Brooke Doerfler, as your demonstrator when placing the order.) Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you’ll want to know more. So here’s the nitty gritty:

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We’ve even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let’s say you sign up on May 10th, we’ll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we’ll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we’ll offer a Try-It kit if you’d like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here’s How You Order

Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it (select Brooke Doerfler as your demonstrator.)

Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting my online store.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!



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.



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!

Holiday Helper!!

It’s beginning to look a lot like the Holidays. Let’s face it, the holidays seem to appear earlier every year. They also have the uncanny knack of showing up when we are at our busiest. We have holiday gatherings and parties. We have places to go with the kids. Presents that need to be bought. So many things that just have to be done.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have creative ideas delivered to your inbox? 12 days full of great holiday help. These ideas will cover gift giving, decorating and card making. They will be packed full of inspiring ideas. Just when you need the inspiration and the ease of great projects I’m available to you, ready to help you though the busiest time of the year.

The holidays are a time of sparkle and wonder. Handmade gifts and decorating add to that in a way that is uniquely your own. Having inspiration for great projects, that are simple and easy to do, can be a jumping off point that will spark your creativity. Adding that little bit of your own personal touches to decoration, cards and gifts really does show that you care enough to go that extra step.

Sign up for the 12-day Holiday Helper. Set to be delivered to your inbox every evening starting today! Just click the image below and add your name and your primary email address and click submit.
Request My Newsletter
I’m here to help you add that sparkle and glitter to your Holidays!

Card/Tag: Gingerbread Man

This cute 3″ x 3″ card was very fun to create.  It reminded me a lot of decorating cookies as a child, which I cannot wait to do with my daughter when she is old enough!

The card base is created with Real Red cardstock, and a 1″ strip of Red Glimmer Paper is adhered to the front.  Separately, the Gingerbread man is stamped in Crumb Cake on Whisper White cardstock.  Then, using the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies and the Big Shot, the Gingerbread man is cut out.  Then, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details are added to the Gingerbread man, just as if you were decorating a real cookie!  I think this would make a great little card, or even a tag on the outside of a Christmas gift.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Scentsational Season (121026 w, 121190 c)


Real Red Cardstock (102482)

Whisper White Cardstock (100730)

Red Glimmer Paper (121790)


Crumb Cake (126975)


Holiday Collection Framelits Dies (127814)

Big Shot (113439)

Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585)