Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Birthday CD case

So here are some photos of a CD case I've made. I used the Simply Scrappin kit Best Ever Birthday to make this case. It's perfect for holding a CD of photos from that special day. See my previous posts for other CD cases I have made.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Quick and Fabulous Cards

So one of my customers was showing me the Christmas cards she made using the 'I Wish' Simply Scrappin' Kit. Don't they look fabulous? She told me that one of her friends thought that she had bought them. And she's relatively new to card making. I thought this would be a great example to post on my blog as to how easy it is to get professional looking cards, by using the Simply Scrappin' kits.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Yes, it's here. The most fabulous sale that Stampin' Up! has ever had. Please click on the picture, or the title of this post to go to the sale site. Hurry, because this sale is only on until December 1st.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Boxing Christmas Cards!

I had a Christmas Card class last weekend where we made 24 cards. I made a set for my sister-in-law as a new baby gift as she's pretty busy right now with other things. :) So last night I decided to make a box to match. This box was loosely based on the stationery box posted below. I changed the dimensions, made a solid box, and used my oval punch to round out the top and make it easier to get the cards out. The bottom picture shows one example of the cards in the box.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Odin's Card

My new nephew has arrived. Welcome Odin Henry Jack Horvath! The little guy was born last night. So here is my congratulations card to celebrate this fabulous day. He was a week late, so I figured that the sticker "worth the wait" was very appropriate. I used the retired Simply Scrappin' kit Special Delivery Boy! I still miss last years In Colours. So I decided to use the kit and thought, I need to check out Splitcoast Stampers to find the perfect card to CASE. So I finally sat down and tried to directly case a card I found off of Splitcoast. What I discovered was the splitcoast Dirty Dozen. I cased their sites and I am enamoured with Dawn Easton's site TreasureOiler. Now she's from Edmonton and loves the Oilers ice hockey team, and I, of course, being from Vancouver, am a die-hard Canucks fan. And the Oilers are our arch rivals. But I tried to ignore that when I viewed her site. Her cards are beautiful. Anyway, I looked over her recent posts and started with one card to CASE, and then decided to change it a bit, so it looked a bit like another of her cards. Eventually I hd to give up with which card exactly it was that I CASE'd. Some would call this my own design, but I'm so confused that I thought I better give credit for my inspiration. And by the way, Odin is 24 hours old now and both Mom and baby are doing excellent.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Stationery Box Class

Isn't this the cutest thing? What a great gift to make. I've decided to offer this as a class. This idea has been all over the stampin' blogs, but I CASE'd it from my upline Ange - see her blog on my sidebar. Each box will contain 4 3x3 cards and envelopes, 6 regular sized cards and envelopes, and 6 gift tags. This make a perfect gift, and from the response of the people I've made them for they are very well received. You will complete one box in class and have enough supplies left to make 2 more Stationery Boxes with all the included cards and envelopes. That's 3 gifts for the price of the class!!!!

Stationery Box Class
December 11th , 2008
Cost includes:
one package of DSP ($11.75 value)
6 pieces of 12 x 12 paper ($2.69 value)
12 pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 paper (your colour choices to coordinate with DSP) ($3.25 value)
18 jumbo eyelets ($3.53 value)
1/2 package of natural twine ($1.48 value)
Sticky Strip ($8.75 value)
12 mini square envelopes ($2.69 value)
18 medium WW envelopes ($3.49 value)
*note the cost of the class is less than the cost of purchsaing these supplies individually with tax and shipping so the class is essentially free

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Christmas Gift Card Holder Part 2

I just couldn't resist and sat down tonight and made another gift card holder. I got the idea for this one from Indigo books as well. Can you imagine hanging these from the tree?? The 'box' of the card is made from Riding Hood Red DSP and the 'lid' is Chocolate Chip. I used the RHR DSP to made the ribbon on top of the 'box'. The tag is stamped in RHR and Kiwi Kiss on Very Vanilla. The image is from the Deer Friends Hostess set. I LOVE THIS SET!!! I used my circle punches and circle scallop in Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss to make the tag. I'm going to add this to a potential class

Christmas Gift Card Holder

I have to admit that I saw these cute gift card holders at Indigo Books and thought "I wonder if I can make those?" I sat down with my Riding Hood Red DSP and My Accents and Elements -Season To Share set. And Voila! These are super easy to make and if you're the kind of person to give out lots of gift cards, this might just be for you. I need to sit down and finish a few others, but I think I'll offer a class of these. Check out my blog for more information in the near future.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Great Christmas Gift!

This is a fabulous idea!!! Are you looking for a gift for the person who has everything?? This is a cute and useful case for a CD. I learned how to make this from a fabulous Demonstrator:Alison Solven. It's super easy to put together and looks fabulous and professional. You can put information like recipes on it, or a CD of photos. I have my wedding photo CD in one of these. They make great gifts for new parents to store their baby photos CD in. You can personalize the message on front, or inside. The example above is made for a christmas gift to a family member with family photos on a CD inside. I am going to print out a few examples of the photos and paste them on the inside pages of this folder. Check out my calendar for when this class is available. $20 and you can do one for family, memories, baby, birthday, or wedding. You could also do one for music or for information like recipes. When you sign up, let me know which one you'd like and I'll order the supplies. I can't wait to do this class.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

24 cards for $25!!! November 22nd!

I am so proud of this display. I just can't wait to teach this class on Nov 22nd. There aren't many spaces left, so let me know soon. You need to let me know before next friday so that I can order enough supplies. I bought this display board from Michael's tonight. Doesn't this look really professional?? I had to laugh because it's almost like Stampin Up and Elmer's got together and coordinated the colours perfectly. My husband was laughing at how closely the reds were. I had to teach him that SU calls this Real Red! Remember that this class will take 3 hours as we're making 24 cards!!! I can't wait to see you there.

24 cards for $25!!!!

So I sat down today and took my "I Wish" Simply Scrapping kit and a pack of Very Vanilla cardstock and got 24 cards! My poor children were not feeling well today and took 2 naps each, but this left me with lots of time to play in my craft room. So if you think my Stamp a Stack cards are not Christmasy enough colours, I'm offering these 24 cards as an 'I WISH' Christmas Card class on Nov 22. The only catch is that you NEED to let me know if you're interested by Nov 15 as I need to order in the supplies. My card classes do not include the cost of envelopes, but I can sell you what you need at my cost.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Christmas Stamp a Stack

An incredible 15 cards for $15. Let me know if you are interested. The next class is this Saturday, November 8th. If there's enough demand I can set an alternate date as well. This class produces 5 each of 3 designs. Above are the 3 types of cards that you will make.