stampin up cool treats

Stampin Up Cool Treats

Stampin Up Cool Treats I know the chances are pretty high that it’s probably snowing wherever you are now.  The last thing you want to think about is a cool treat when all you want is a nice hot cup of cocoa!  But since I showed you how you could use the Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats bundle in the Valentine’s Day card I made yesterday, I wanted to show you a little tip today.  It only takes about a minute, and it will make your ice cream scoops and popsicles look really yummy!! Take a look at my short video to see how I used a Stampin’ Sponge and the Peekaboo Peach In-Color Classic Pad to make the scoop of ice cream really “pop.” Like I stated in the video, this technique isn’t limited to the ice cream dies.  You can use the Stampin’ Sponges and ink to hide oops and add dimension to any die-cut shape.  It’s easy and makes your shapes look even better! Here is a closer look at the scoops.  Notice the darker edges. To order any of the supplies I used to make this card, click on the photo in the slide show below to visit my online store.  Thanks for looking! Be sure to hit the little buttons at the top of my sidebar to subscribe to my YouTube Channel, follow Stampin with Charlene on Instagram, and follow my FaceBook page.  And be sure to sign up to receive free email alerts whenever I post a new project.  I love the Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats bundle, so I’m sure I’ll be making many more cards!!

Paper Pumpkin Kits Are Perfect For Kids!

Paper Pumpkin Kits Are Perfect For Kids! Did you know that Paper Pumpkin Kits are perfect for kids?  I wanted to see just how easy and convenient Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin Kits really are, so I put the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit to the test.  I enlisted my six-year-old nephew to help me assemble two cards from the kit and as you will see in the video we recorded, he enjoyed every minute of making cards with me.  It was a wonderful experience that he keeps talking about and wants to do over and over and over again! You have to pay close attention to what he says around the 8:45 mark when I show him that one of the pieces in the kit is a sticker.  I died!  Also, listen to the story he tells at the end of the video and you will see and hear for yourself what a wonderful little boy he is. I can’t wait until we can film our next video!  Be sure to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin so you can make the kits over the summer with your kids!  What is so wonderful about the Paper Pumpkin Kits is that each box contains everything you need to complete the project.  It is a perfect activity for long car rides and rainy days. Click HERE to subscribe and find out for yourself that Paper Pumpkin Kits are perfect for kids!  (Remember that the kits contain small parts that could be choking hazards for small children and Stampin’ Up! has not officially announced that Paper Pumpkin Kits are perfect for kids.  This is my personal opinion based on my own experience. Be sure that you provide adult supervision.)

Bookmark Card Template and Tutorial

Bookmark Card Template and Tutorial My last post was full of pictures of a bookmark card that I created several years ago.  Today’s post includes the bookmark card template and tutorial.  Even though it’s Template Tuesday, I’m providing the template to all of my readers today, not just my email subscribers.  To get started, you’ll want to watch the video, download the template, and most of all…have fun!   ________________________________ 1)  download the template HERE 2)  cut the bookmark case 4-1/4″ x 7-3/4″ 3)  score the case at 2″ and 4″ 4)  cut the bookmark piece 1-7/8″ x 7-3/4″ 5)  I also used the following supplies: _____________________________________ I’ve created different versions of this card over the years.  This slider bookmark card is sized differently, but the overall concept is the same as the card in the YouTube video.   You can see a larger version using Stampin’ Up!’s Sprinkles of Life stamp set HERE, along with a tutorial that includes the different measurements.

Make a Paper Purse!

Make a Paper Purse Be sure to sign up for my free Template Tuesday Newsletter so you can receive the template to make this fun paper purse!  In the video below, you’ll see just how easy it is to print the PDF and assemble the pieces.  It literally takes about ten minutes from start to finish.     In the video, you’ll see that I used the paper purse as a little house for stuffed animals.  You can also use the paper purse as an Easter basket, party favor, or dress-up.  To make the paper purse, you’ll need the following supplies: PDF Template Printer Paper Snips Tear and Tape Adhesive Designer Series Paper Pencil Small Oval Punch Stampin’ Trimmer You’ll need two pieces of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper for each purse, so you can make six paper purses from one pack of Designer Series Paper.  However, if you are going to use your purses as party favors, I suggest purchasing the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Pack.  The It’s My Party DSP contains 48 pieces of paper, so you can make 24 purses and the designs are super fun.  Best of all, the stack is $26 (before tax/s/h) so each purse is just over $1 each!  You can sign up for my free Template Tuesday Newsletter in the box below this post.  Sign up by midnight tonight so that you’ll receive the Paper Purse Template when the email goes out tomorrow.  🙂  

Popcorn Box Template

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

Paper Dress Card Template & Tutorial

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!