Popcorn Box Template Tomorrow is Template Tuesday! (See last week’s Template Tuesday Paper Dress Card.) Be sure to sign up in the box below to receive my Template Tuesday Newsletter so that you can receive the FREE Popcorn Box Template! Isn’t it so cute? I used Stampin’ Up!’s It’s My Party Designer Series Paper along with some fun ribbons and embellishments to bling-out this particular popcorn box, but of course you can use any Designer Series Paper and embellishments to fit your party’s occasion. For the embellishments, I used: It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape for the belly band Tea Lace Doily cut in half Silver Sequin Trim Silver 1/8″ Ribbon Silver Cord (from the 2015 Holiday Catalog) When you receive the email, you can print the template directly onto the back side of a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ Designer Series Paper. You will need to print TWO copies. Then all you need to do is follow the cut line and score line marks, use Tear and Tape Adhesive to hold it all together, add your embellishments, and you’re done! Here is a slideshow of all the supplies I used, and remember, if you would like the template, sign up in the Template Tuesday Newsletter box below. I won’t spam you…promise! It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack – 140552 Price: $26.00 It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape – 140556 Price: $8.00 Silver Sequin Trim – 138399 Price: $5.00 Silver 1/8″ Ribbon – 132137 Price: $5.00 Silver Cording Trim – 139620 Price: $5.00 Tea Lace Paper Doilies – 129399 Price: $3.00 Tear & Tape Adhesive – 138995 Price: $7.00 Supply List
Memories in the Making **REMINDER! IT’S TEMPLATE TUESDAY! BE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE MY FREE TEMPLATE TUESDAY NEWSLETTER BY FILLING OUT THE INFO IN THE BOX BELOW THIS POST. TO VIEW THE FIRST PROJECT, CLICK HERE.** The Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection is one of several products that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase from the 2016 Sale-a-Bration Promotional Catalog. I’m not a scrapbooker, but that doesn’t mean that Project Life is off-limits to me. In fact, Project Life can be a card-makers best friend and a real life-saver, especially if and when you ever suffer from “Card-Makers Block.” You can see some of the great cards I created with Project Life supplies HERE, HERE, and HERE. I made a traditional shaker card with some of the pieces that are included in the Sale-a-Bration Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection. I paired the black, white, and silver specialty cards with a piece of paper from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack from the Annual Catalog. I love the color combination! Silver and Pacific Point compliment each other so beautifully! I like the hint of Mint Macaron thrown in there, too. There are a total of 30 cards in the FREE Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection Kit. Here is a little sampling: Some of the cards, like the ones I used on my card, are acetate with metallic ink printed designs. They add such a glamorous look to the card. These specialty cards make the greeting card look like it took a ton of effort to make, when in reality, it was very easy to assemble. Are you tired of my shaker cards yet? I’ve been creating cards for almost FOURTEEN years now, and I finally got the hang of shaker cards. Oh, no! Another obsession! Using Project Life stuff to make greeting cards is another new obsession of mine, too. Get ready!! Memories In The Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection – 141018 Price: $0.00 Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack – 138442 Price: $8.00 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 121045 Price: $7.00 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 100730 Price: $8.50 Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 138337 Price: $7.00 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad – 140931 Price: $7.00 Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430 Price: $4.00 Scallop Oval Punch – 119856 Price: $18.00 Small Oval Punch – 120908 Price: $12.95 Metallics Sequin Assortment – 138390 Price: $5.00 Silver 1/8″ Ribbon – 132137 Price: $5.00 Supply List
It’s My Party! Designer Series Paper It’s My Party and it’s never going to end! I have had such a blast creating so many cards with the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper and other products from the It’s My Party Collection! Today’s card is my last It’s My Party card for awhile and once again, it focuses on the versatile It’s My Party Designer Series Paper. Usually when a new catalog comes out, like the current 2016 Occasions Catalog, I get so excited about all of the new products that I tend to forget about the current Annual Catalog. For today’s card, in addition to the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper, I decided to combine products from ALL THREE of the curent Stampin’ Up! Catalogs: the Annual Catalog, the 2016 Occasions Catalog, and the 2016 Sale-a-Bration Catalog. Isn’t it cool how even though I used products from three different catalogs, all of the items coordinate to make this really fun It’s My Party “Happy Day” card? And let me just say that the more I use the It’s My Party products, the more I fall in love with the fabulous color combinations! One of the great features of the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper is the double-sided designs. One side of each of the twelve designs are pretty much birthday-themed. The flip sides, however, are pretty generic and appropriate for any occasion. Just take a look at the balloons that I cut with the Balloon Framelits Dies and you’ll see what I mean: Those designs can be used for anything. What’s not to love about this paper, right: Here is a little thumbnail reminder of all the cards I created with the It’s My Party product line: Do you have a favorite? Mine is the Happy Day Mini Treat Bag Card!
Stampin’ Up! Catalogs: Making a CASE I have a pile two feet tall of Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. The catalogs date back almost TWO decades! I love Stampin’ Up! Catalogs for several reasons. Not only do I use the catalogs for the obvious reason of looking at all of the wonderful products, but I also use the catalogs and the beautiful pictures inside as inspiration for some of my card ideas. I see something I like in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog and my creative juices begin to flow. And then, on occasion, I suffer from what I call “Card-Maker’s Block.” No matter how hard I try, I just can’t come up with anything. Sometimes, the results of my attempt at designing a new card or project are disastrous. At times like those, when the creative well is dry, I CASE. Have you ever heard of CASE-ing? To CASE means to Copy And Share Everything. That’s right. I said COPY (and share) EVERYTHING. Copying ideas in the cardmaking world is encouraged. (Of course, it goes without saying that it is always polite to acknowledge and give credit to the source.) Today’s “Happy Birthday” card is a CASE-ed card from Page 5 of the 2016 Occasions Catalog. Look closely. The only difference between the card in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog and the card I made is that I added mine to a Melon Mambo card base. And one more thing…I also added an extra Mint Macaroon balloon to cover up the inevitable mishap of a little ink smudge. OOPS! I left off the Baker’s Twine, too. I wanted the attention to be on the It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape and the It’s My Party Enamel Dots, which, by the way, I can’t get enough of! I love, love, love those little Enamel Dots!! ___________________ Do you have the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogs? Would you like one? If so, leave me a comment (link to comments is at the top of this blog post) and I’ll hook you up!
Paper Dress Card Template & Tutorial & Introducing “Template Tuesday” Check out this paper dress card! It’s been awhile since I’ve created an “out-of-the-box” paper craft project. I’ve been so caught up with creating greeting cards that I started to miss my true passion of creating something out of nothing. Remember when I was a contestant on “So You Think You’re Crafty”? I made projects for weekly challenges and ended up placing second! If it weren’t for that competition, I never would have created my favorite project of all time…the paper cake! I loved the challenge to create a new thing every week based on a certain theme. Fast-forward to the present where I have decided to challenge myself to create a new “out-of-the-box” paper craft project every week. This week, I’ve created a template and tutorial for this fun paper dress card. If you would like to receive my FREE weekly templates via my new “Template Tuesday” newsletter, just fill in the form below. Each Tuesday, a new template with instructions will be delivered to your inbox. There is no obligation to join, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Just scroll down to the bottom of this post for the sign-up form. The skirt folds up and the inside is the perfect size to fit a gift card. You can add a piece of card stock with a message, too. What’s the best part about a paper dress template? You can use it over and over and over again to make dresses and make your own paper dolls! How fun is that? That’s what makes this paper dress card template appropriate not only for paper crafters, but for card-makers, too! I used Stampin’ Up!’s Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and Pool Party 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon for my paper dress card, but obviously, you can use any Designer Series Paper that you’d like to use. The possibilities are endless!! Once again, to receive the template for this fun paper dress card and to receive my future templates, sign up below in the “Join My Free Template Tuesday Newsletter” box. The first newsletter will be emailed Tuesday, February 29th. Welcome!
It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card Isn’t this “It’s My Party” Treat Bag Pocket Card adorable??? I have to admit that when I first saw the color combos that are part of the It’s My Party Suite in the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog, I was a little worried. The stark contrast of Basic Black with Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron was a little bewildering to me: However, I’m so glad that I was able to see all of the products in the collection in person at the 2015 OnStage Global Event. I knew immediately once I saw everything with my own eyes that I needed to have it all!! I mentioned in my previous posts this week HERE and HERE that one of the things I love the most about the It’s My Party Product Suite is that the colors are perfect for cards and projects for both men and women. Today’s It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card is no exception. If you don’t like the Melon Mambo, just use Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand. It’s that easy to make this card unisex. The It’s My Party Washi Tape is so colorful and versatile. It’s so easy to add a belly-band to any card or project with Washi Tape for obvious reasons. There is no need to cut and score; just put the tape around the center and cut it to fit, like I did in today’s It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card. That’s it! Check out the great colors in the It’s My Party Washi Tape Collection: You can add an extra bit of pizzazz to your cards and projects when you use Stampin’ Up!’s mini clothespins with the It’s My Party Enamel Dots. Take a look at how I used both on my It’s My Party Treat Bag Pocket Card: Ahhh!!! I just love this It’s My Party Collection so much! Can you tell???? Here is a complete list of the products I used to make this card: Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog