My Handmade Stampin' Bonnet

Stampin' Bonnet

One of my upline challenged some of us to make a hat/bonnet using a pattern she had.  It sounded fun to me so I took on the challenge.  Here it is!

Eggcellent Eggs Kit

Here’s a side view.  It may be hard to tell, but I stamped all of the black cardstock with the swirly in Baroque Motifs and then embossed with Black Embossing Powder.  The “diamonds” you see around the outside of the brim are from the Eggcellent Eggs Kit on page 23 of the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Don’t be fulled, you don’t have to use this kit on eggs!

Sweet Pea Stitched Felt

As I was making the hat my middle son happened to find a piece of the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt on my desk.  Thanks to him I just had to use it on my hat!  The flower was too large to use on the brim so I decided to use it on top of the hat.  you can find the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt on page 32 of the Occasions Mini Catalog – I didn’t think I’d like the felt at first, now I’m on my 2nd pack!

Satin Ribbon & Pretty in Pink Epoxy Brad

I used our new Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon (page 27 of the Occasions Mini Catalog) and our new Sending Love Epoxy Brads in Pretty in Pink (page 13 of the mini catalog) for the bow.

I’m going to keep the hat around on display for a little bit but then I know just the person to give it to and she’ll love it!  I’m not one of those people that can pull off a hat but she can!  (Of course she’ll not be able to wear it, it’s only 4 3/8″ in diameter – she’ll enjoy looking at it though!)

Thank you for stopping by to visit!  I hope you will take a minute to leave a comment (especially if you’re attending PMS Night on Friday – hint, hint . . . )

Vintage Vogue 5×5 Card

Vintage Vogue & Three Little Words stamp sets

While I was creating on Friday I made this card along with the one I showed you yesterday.  This is a 5″x5″ card.  I don’t often make square cards but I found myself to be in the mood to make one the other day.

I think the idea for this card came from my Vintage Vogue Burgundy Card and the Pale Plum & Rich Razzleberry Vintage Vogue Card.  I really like both of those cards and they sort of came together to make this lovely card.

Stamping Technique for Tech Club

Do you see that puffy brad in the middle of the flower?  I just recently learned a new technique and tried it out on a brad.  I will be teaching how to do this same technique on paper for Tech Club next month.  (I just can’t believe I’ve already decided on two of the techniques – I’m usually not so far ahead of the game!!)  The small flowers have half pearls from the Pretties Kit.

Thank you for stopping by!

I (heart) U When You're . . .

Stampin' Up! Chipboard Heart

Here is the third scrapbook layout we’re doing at Scrapbook Club (weather permitting) tonight.  I used one of our chipboard hearts from the Occasions Mini catalog and covered it with DSP and embossed on the swirly from Wedding Sweet.  It may be heard to read, the title/journaling says “I (heart) U when you’re goofy, messy, happy, naughty.

This sort of layout is a wonderful way to use those odd pictures you have lying around.  I always have leftover pictures from layouts and so this is a great way to find a home for them!

Stampin' Up! Big Shot Scrapbook Page

Here’s a closeup of the left-hand page.  I used the Serif Essentials and Timeless Type Big Shot dies to make the letters.  Of course I had to use the Sale-A-Bration Scallop Border punch, I just couldn’t help  myself!

There is supposed to be more snow beginning tomorrow afternoon so I will be in contact with club members if there are going to be problems.

Have a wonderful start to your week!!

Stampin' Up! Simply Adorned Jewelry

Charming Stamp Set

Have you taken any notice of the Simply Adorned jewelry in the current Stampin’ Up! mini catalog as well as the previous mini catalog?  It’s easy to overlook but I don’t want you to!  It’s taken me a little while to get a piece of the jewelry but I like it!

The part that is really neat about this jewelry is that you create what you want inside it and then you can change that insert as often as you like!  This charm fits a 1″ square piece of cardstock inside it.  Now this particular design is rather versatile but I can easily change it anytime to match my outfit or my mood.

Simply Adorned Insert

I am participating in a swap for several different size charms.  At this point I only have one size charm myself but I thought I’d go ahead and show you the inserts I made to swap.  This is 1 1/4″ x 1 ” in size.  I used our Bride Specialty paper and then swirls from the Swirls Scribbles die and the Big Shot.

Very Vintage Roller & Butterfly Embosslit

And lastly, this size is 1 1/2″ x 2″ in size.  I used the Very Vintage wheel, the Scallop Trim Border Punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon and the new butterfly embosslit die in the mini catalog.

I must admit these swaps were a challenge for me.  I’m used to working with projects that are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″  up to 12″x12″ in size.  These are way smaller!  A challenge is always good though and I did have fun making them!  I look forward to getting the other swaps and seeing the ideas those ladies came up with!

Speaking of swaps – please don’t forget to RSVP to me about joining the birthday card swap!

Have a wonderful Friday!

Participate in the Birthday Card Swap

Happy Moments & Vintage Labels stamp sets

It’s time for our 2nd swap!  The first went very well and I’m excited to do it again!  This time each participant will make a birthday card design to swap!  Please RSVP right away to join!  Below are the guidelines for participation.  If you have any questions please ask before agreeing to participate.

  • I will allow up to 10 participants.  Those wishing to participate should RSVP by Saturday, February 13.  On February 15 I will email all participants and let them know exactly how many card fronts to make (up to 10 copies of the same card front).
  • You will make the same card front for everyone in 4 1/4? x 5 1/2? size.
  • Please use Stampin’ Up! supplies as much as possible.
  • Please use at least two layers of cardstock/DSP and an embellishment is good (like a piece of ribbon or a brad)
  • Please do your best work.  The idea is that everyone will get ideas from each other and be able to use those ideas to make their own cards in the future.
  • We will swap the cards at PMS night on Friday, February 26.  If you are unable to make it to PMS night you can get your cards to me before the 26th and then pick them up after the 26th.

So far there are four of us planning to participate, will you join us?

Love You Much & Holiday Best Valentine Card

Handmade card with Stampin' Up! supplies

Here is another of the cards we will be making in class tonight!  We’ll be using the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Best hostess stamp set as well as the Love You Much set and the new Sending Love Specialty DSP.

Holiday Best & Love You Much stamp sets

I used Basic Black ink for the sentiment on this card but I’m not happy with that.  As my husband said, “it looks stamped.”  in other words, it doesn’t look like it fits.  We’re going to be stamping the sentiment in Real Red during class.  Unfortunately I did have not had time to make another sample with the Real Red to show you.  Time just doesn’t seem to be on my side lately!

As far as I know, at this point, the weather is not effecting our class at the Mason-Dixon library.  I will call the library when they open to double check that they will be open.  If I hear differently I will be in contact with class members at the phone number they have provided.

Snow at Stamp That!

If you live on the east coast I hope you’ve been able to find some time to stamp while you’ve been snowed in this weekend!  Here’s a picture of the snow here at our house.  If you look closely beside the van you’ll notice we had a tree (like the one beside our neighbor’s vehicle) fall in the same place we had a telephone pole fall last week.  Praise the Lord it did no damage to our van!

I hope your week is a wonderful one!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Blog Tour – Final Day

Victorian House Box

Welcome back!  It’s time to see the rest of the contents in this charming little house!

Tea for Two

I like to make these little tea packets that hold two teabags so I thought it would be fun to put one of these inside the house.

Vintage Vogue Tea for Two

I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set, the Finial Press embossing folder and Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon.

Three Little Words stamp set

I also made two more cards for in the box.  I believe they could both pass for Victorian style.

Vitnage Vogue & Three Little Words

Here’s a close up view of this card.  I combined the Vintage Vogue and Three Little Words stamp sets.  The colors you see on this card are Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and Bravo Burgundy.  I think the new Scallop Trim Border Punch and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit “make” the card.

Inside the card

Here’s the card partially opened.  I didn’t want to leave you in the dark as far as what the three words are!

Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder

Here is the last card I would like to share with you during this tour.  Once again I used the Three Little Words stamp set.  I just got this set for free during Sale-A-Bration (see the last page of the flier) and I’m finding I like it a lot!

Three Little Words - another Sale-A-Bration option

The Manhattan Flower embossing folder is one of my favorites and combining it with Hodgepodge Hardware and Three Little Words only makes it all the better!  It’s a little hard to tell in the picture but the colors I have used here are Elegant Eggplant and Very Vanilla.

I hope you have enjoyed the blog tour!  I always enjoy making projects to share with you and I love the comments you leave!  All Blog Tour Links have been removed – sorry you missed it!

Handcrafted Stampin' Up! Victorian House

Welcome to Day #1 of our  RemARKable Open House Blog Tour!  I think you’re in for some surprises!   You may notice that many of us participating in the tour are offering special Open House Classes.  Please know this is essentially the same class which includes the house pattern, and an idea sheet with a total of 30 house ideas on it.   As one of my customers if you have not yet registered for the class, my class is  being held on  February 23 at  6:00 P.M. in my home in Stewartstown, PA.  (Please note, we will be making a different house than the one shown here.)  If you are unable to attend class on that date, you can make up the class up at the February 26 PMS Night or whatch your email inbox – customers on my mailing list will receive details on how they can participate in this class via mail.

Victorian Home with a Gift Inside

Victorian Home with a Surprise Inside

This is my Victorian home, most likely the only one I’ll ever own!  I’ll be the first to admit my architectural skills are far from perfect but I think it turned out fairly well over all.  This house was fun in a challenging sort of way.

Creating outside the box

Creating outside the box

As you can see, I had a lot of fun using our new Scallop Trim Border Punch for the veranda, door and under the eaves.  One of the Stampin’ Up! exclusive texturz plates along with some Basic Gray ink and a brayer made it easy to add some texture to the roof.

Close up of details

I had originally hoped to add an addition to the side of the house but I’m afraid by the time I built the veranda I wasn’t up to tackling it.  Perhaps if we get all the snow that’s predicted this weekend I’ll find myself adding that addition!

Here are some close-up pictures for you.

Bowed Window

The Door

The Garrett

Although this would be cute just to have sitting around, there really is a purpose behind making this little house.  Believe it or not, this is a box that opens up!  Surprise!  I hope you will join me Friday and Saturday as we explore the contents!  For now, here’s just a tiny little sneak peek . . . .

What do you think is inside?

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more!  If you’d like to leave a comment I would love to hear from you!  Be sure to click on the button below to visit Jill Hilliard and the fun house she created!