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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Hello Stampers!  Happy Halloween to you all!  I hope that you all get to eat some of your favorite candy tonight!  Now be honest, how many of you keep aside your favorites that you are supposed to be giving away, and eat it for yourself?????  We all do it!!  I have already set aside a stash of banana Laffy Taffy and mini M & M's!  Yum!!!

Blog 899 Aren't these doorknob hangers fun?  I made these for my daughters to hang on their doors this morning when they woke up!  I got this great idea from Heather!  Thanks Heather, the girls loved them!  I put little slider doors on them so that they could get the candy out of the Sweet Treat cups without tearing apart the hanger!  I would like to reuse them next year after all of my work!  The paper that I used on the front is not SU!.  I ran out of my Cast-A-Spell designer series paper this week!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 116802 Sweet Treat cups
  • 106532 Basic Black cardstock
  • 105117 Pumpkin Pie cardstock
  • 102824 Yoyo Yellow cardstock
  • 112004 1 3/4" Circle punch
  • 108340 Round Tab punch
  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 113464 Serif Essentials alphabet die

I'm going to make these for them for Christmas too with HOHO on them!  I can't wait!!!

I also made a card yesturday for my last Halloween project!

Blog 901 Thought this made a cute card!  I love the Load of Love stamp set, it just gets over looked on the shelves sometimes!  I got this idea from Jack's blog!  Cute idea!  Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 115122 Loads of Love stamp set
  • 115024 Loads of Love accessories stamp set
  • 115370 Teeny tiny Wishes stamp set
  • 102584 Garden Green cardstock
  • 115316 Rich Razzleberry cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 105117 Pumpkin Pie cardstock
  • 115613 Rich Razzleberry polka-dot ribbon
  • 115658 Rich Razzleberry stamp pad
  • 102272 Garden Green stamp pad
  • 101179 Black stamp pad
  • 101610 Stamping Sponges
  • 101879 Watercolor Pencils
  • 102845 Blender Pens 

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner!

If you have any questions let me know!

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Christmas Card Friday

Hello Stampers!  It's time for another Christmas Card Friday!  I'm having so much fun with this!  And it's keeping me on my toes at keeping up with my Christmas cards!

Blog 898 This card was so much fun to make!  I just love the Sweet Centers stamp set and the Sweet Treat Cups in the Holiday mini catalog!  If you have not checked out this stamp set, you really should!  It is so versatile!  It can be used for Halloween, Christmas, Valentines, and can be used to make a flower and a hot air balloon! The Sweet Treat cups are so much fun, and very affordable!  You get 12 cups for $2.95!  You can even get padded envelopes to mail your finished cards in!  And, depending on what color of M & M's you want for the center, you get to pick them out and eat the one's that are the wrong color!!!

Here's the supplies I used on this card:

  • 116521 Sweet Centers stamp set
  • 115060 Short & Sweet stamp set
  • 116802 Sweet Treat cups
  • 115672 Merry Moments designer series paper
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 100702 Old Olive cardstock
  • 101650 Vanilla cardstock
  • 112091 Scallop Edge punch
  • 102277 Old Olive stamp pad
  • 100908 Chocolate Chip stamp pad

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!



 


Nugget Boxes and Big Shot bags

Hello Stampers!  I know it, I'm doing two posts in one day!  I just have so much Halloween stuff that I want to show you still and I'm running out of time! 

Blog 897 I'm making these for my girls teachers. Aren't they cute?  I found these, and even the directions for the cute matchboxes, on somebody's blog, but of course I can't find my paper now to tell me who's blog I found it on!  If you know, let me know so I can give credit!  The matchboxes hold three covered nuggets.  I used every last scrap of my Cast-A-Spell designer series paper to make these!

Blog 896 That's what happens when I have to make twenty three of them!!!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 115677 Cast-A-Spell designer series paper
  • 116499 Pumpkin Patch stamp set
  • 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • 105117 Pumpkin Pie cardstock
  • 102851 Black cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 100702 Old Olive cardstock
  • 101179 Black stamp pad
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 104403 1 1/4" Circle punch
  • 105090 Word Window punch
  • 116630 Modern Label punch

Blog 894 I also made these cute bags to give my sister's kids their Halloween goodies in!  I have seen these designs all over the internet.  I thought they turned out cute!

Blog 895 Here's a pic of the dracule up close!  Love my Big Shot!  Here's the supplies I used on them:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 113463 Top Note die
  • 107305 Large Oval punch
  • 104490 1/2" Circle punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 104403 1 1/4" Circle punch
  • 109046 1" Circle punch
  • 104400 1 1/4" Square punch
  • 105090 Word Window punch

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right hand corner.

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!


  
 


On the 4th Week of Christmas...

My true love gave to me, some chocolate wrapped up to a tee!

Hello Stampers!  I am having so much fun with my weekly Christmas gift posts!  Today I want to show you these cute little Hershey bar sliders!  I just made up the name, but I think it suits them!

P1040331 Would you like to see how I made it and what's inside?  Keep reading......

Blog 888 Start off with a 6" X 7" piece of cardstock.  Score it on the 6" side at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".

Blog 889 Fold on the score lines and adhere together with sticky strip along the 1/2" tab.

Blog 890 Decorate the outside as desired.  I saw this on somebody's blog and remembered how I have made cards and scrapbook pages with the Santa suit design before too.  They are so much fun!  I used the Curly Label punch and the 3/4" square punch to do his belt buckle out of Brushed Silver cardstock.  Use the slot punch and punch out a hole in both sides at the top.  Insert a 25" piece of ribbon.

Blog 891 Insert a standard size Hershey bar inside the sleeve.  As you push the candy bar down, your ribbon with go down too.  The ribbon middle will stay at the bottom of the candy bar.

Blog 892 Once your candy bar is all of the way into the sleeve, tie your ribbon into a bow. 

Blog 893 As you pull on the bow, the candy bar will slide out too!  How much fun is that???  I am making quite a few of these to sell at my Open House and the craft fair that I will be at in December.  I will be selling them for $3 each.  If you are interested in purchasing some, just give me a holler!  These are the supplies that I used:

  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 100730 Whisper White cardstock
  • 102851 Basic Black cardstock
  • 100712 Brushed Silver cardstock
  • 109025 Whisper White grosgrain ribbon
  • 112208 Curly Label punch
  • 104403 1 1/4" Circle punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 109043 Scallop Circle punch

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right hand corner.

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!


 
 


 
 
 
 


BOO Banner

Hello Stampers!  I couldn't hardly wait to get my Scallop Square die for my Big Shot so that I could play with it!  Well, guess what?  It came!  So, last night I played with it and made this BOO Banner!

Blog 887 It was really easy to do, and took very little time!  I added a few stamped embellishments to all of the letters to make them more whimsical!  I used the SU! Bitty Boos stamp set which is retired, Sorry!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 115950 Scallop Square die
  • 113464 Serif Essentials Alphabet dies
  • 105117 Pumpkin Pie cardstock
  • 100702 Old Olive cardstock
  • 100427 Lovely Lilac cardstock
  • 102851 Basic Black cardstock
  • 115618 Old Olive 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • 109109 Vintage brads

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right corner.

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!


Punch Bunch Club

Hello Stampers!  Yesturday I showed you two of the projects from my Advanced Punch Club, today I want to show you a project from my regular Punch Club. 

Blog 806 Isn't this little guy fun? 

Blog 884 And here he is on a card!

I will have another Punch Club starting in January.  To be in this club, you agree to buy $15 in SU! merchandise every month for six months.  Each month you will get a kit to make four punched items.  In your kit, you will also be receive a piece of cardstock in the shape of the top note die, this is to place your punched item on.  You can keep all of your pages on a key ring (see picture of mine below).  You will receive detailed instructions, pictures of the punched item, as well as a picture of a card using the punched item, as a sample, by e-mail.  You will either receive your kit from me with your order,  or if you are long distance, I will mail it to you.

Blog 885 This is my key ring with all of the punch club items from this year on it!  That's a lot of punched items to learn how to make!!!

If you have any questions, or are interested in joining one of my clubs, please e-mail me and let me know!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!
 


 
 


Advanced Punch Bunch

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you the cards that my Advanced Punch Club got to make this week!  They are so much fun!

Blog 809 Isn't this cat the cutest thing?  This is one of the items that we made in my Punch class that I took with Heather Summers!  Love her classes!  This card uses 6 different punches!

Blog 810 This cute card is one that I found on LeeAnn's blog!  It uses 8 different punches!  Don't you just love her hair?  I just took a 2" piece of black grosgrain ribbon.  I cut both of the sides off and unraveled the strings!  Too fun!

I will have another Advanced Punch Bunch Club starting up in January.  All you have to do to join is agree to buy $20 in SU! merchandise each month for six months.  Each month you will get a kit to make 2 full cards using punches.  You will received detailed instructions and pictures of the completed cards by e-mail.  You will either receive your kit with your order from me, or if you are long distance, I will mail it to you.

If you have any quesions, let me know!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!
 
 


Christmas Card Friday!

Hello stampers!  It's another Christmas card Friday!  Today I went for the cute card again! 

Blog 839 I love to put Bashful Blue and Lovely Lilac together.  They put off a chilly feel!  This card uses the Punch Pals stamp set.  That little penguin is just so cute!!!  I made this card to look like a snow globe.  You can't really see it in the picture, but on top of the penguin, is a 1 3/4" circle of transparency sheet.  This makes it look like glass!  Too cool!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 100427 Lovely Lilac cardstock
  • 105120 Bashful Blue cardstock
  • 100730 Whisper White cardstock
  • 102128 Chocolate chip cardstock
  • 116588 Punch Pals stamp set
  • 115366 Christmas Punch stamp set
  • 105209 Bashful Blue stamp pad
  • 101179 Basic Black stamp pad
  • 112004 1 3/4" Circle punch
  • 112208 Curly Punch punch
  • 116630 Modern Label punch
  • 114319 Whisper White Organza ribbon
  • 100056 Lovely Lilac Stampin' Write marker
  • 100051 Only Orange Stampin' Write marker
  • 100082 Basic Black Stampin' Write marker

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right hand corner.

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!


On the 3rd Week of Christmas

my true love gave to me, a pretty ornament just for my tree!

Hello Stampers!  It's week three of my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects!  Today I want to show you a really pretty glittery ornament that I made!

Blog 880 Isn't it pretty?  It doesn't photograph very well, but it is so shiny and sparkly, that you really have to just touch it!  Everybody that I have showed them to have reached out to touch it!  Would you like to know how to make these?  Alright then, read on....

Blog 875 You need clear glass ornaments.  Mine are flat, but round.  You can use whatever size and shape though.  You will also need reinker (for this one I am using Brilliant Blue), a funnel, glitter, and a small bowl.

Blog 876 Take the top off of your ornament.  Place drops of reinker inside.  The number of drops will depend on the size of the ornament,  Through practice, I learned that my ornaments require 20 drops of ink.  Swirl the ink around inside the ornament.

Blog 877 After you have the entire inside covered with ink, turn ornament over and let it drip any excess ink out for 10 minutes.

Blog 878 After the 10 minutes is up, use your funnel to sprinkle glitter inside of the ornament.  Again, you will just have to experiment to decide how much glitter you need. 

Blog 879 Swirl the glitter around inside the ornament until the whole thing is covered on the inside.  I poured the extra back into my glitter jar.

Blog 880 I then let it dry for a few more minutes and put the top back on my ornament!  It's that easy!

Blog 881 I made them in several colors!  Across the top is Melon Mambo, Real Red, Glorious Green, across the bottom is Only Orange, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise.  I plan on cutting out the white vinyl decor sheets with my snowflake die on the Big Shot to place on the ornaments!  How fun!  Here are the SU! supplies used:

  • 100763 Brilliant Blue ink refill
  • 103287 Real Red ink refill
  • 102931 Only Orange ink refill
  • 101041 Tempting Turquoise ink refill
  • 101453 Glorious Green ink refill
  • 115662 Melon Mambo ink refill
  • 115664 Rich Razzleberry ink refill
  • 102023 Dazzling Diamonds glitter
  • 108796 Fine Coxmo glitter

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right hand corner.

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Medallion monogram cards

Hello Stampers!  At my downline meeting last week, Christine and I played around a little bit with the Medallion stamp and making monogram cards (Hi Chris!).  These are a few of the samples that I came up with.  I liked the design, so I played around a little bit with colors too!  See what you think!

Blog 872 This one uses Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant.

Blog 873 This card uses Pretty In Pink and Chocolate Chip.

Blog 874 This card uses Old Olive and Pixie Pink.  Leave me a comment and let me know which color combination you like the best!  Here are the ingredients for the cards:

  • 100702 Old Olive cardstock
  • 105126 Elegant Eggplant cardstock
  • 100459 Pretty In Pink cardstock
  • 102128 Chocolate Chip cardstock
  • 105121 Pixie Pink cardstock
  • 100730 Whisper White cardstock
  • 115223 Medallion stamp set
  • 115778 Circle Circus stamp set
  • 109043 Scallop Circle punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 104403 1 1/4" Circle punch
  • 113883 Old Olive 1/2" Striped grosgrain ribbon
  • 113882 Pretty In Pink 1/2" Striped grosgrain ribbon

If you would like to order any of these items, hop on over to my blog at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right corner.

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!


 
 


Halloween Scrapbook pages

Hello Stampers!  Today was my scrapbook class and there were two different 12 X 12 pages that we made.

Blog 868 Isn't this page fun?  The color is terrible, the background color is actually Pumpkin Pie.  I would rephotograph it, but it is dark now too, so that won't help!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 107100 Pumpkin Pie cardstock
  • 100702 Old Olive cardstock
  • 102851 Basic Black cardstock
  • 100730 Whisper White cardstock
  • 105121 Pixie Pink cardstock
  • 100712 Brushed Silver cardstock
  • 115677 Cast-A-Spell designer series paper
  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 113463 Top Note die
  • 113464 Serif Essentials Alphabet dies
  • 109046 1" circle punch
  • 107217 3/4" circle punch
  • 105090 Word Window punch
  • 109039 Elegant Eggplant 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Blog 869 Love this one too!  I love all of the different pumpkin faces in the Pumpkin Patch stamp set!  Here's all of the supplies that I used:

  • 107110 Green Galore cardstock
  • 106532 Basic Black cardstock
  • 107100 Pumpkin Pie cardstock
  • 100730 Whisper White cardstock
  • 116499 Pumpkin Patch stamp set
  • 105216 Pumpkin Pie stamp pad
  • 102272 Garden Green stamp pad
  • 101179 Basic Black stamp pad
  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut machine
  • 113464 Serif Essentials Alphabet die
  • 104403 1 1/4" circle punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" circle punch
  • 104832 Black gingham ribbon

If you would like to order any of these supplies, just hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right corner.

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!


Deal of the Week!

Hello Stampers!  It's time for the new Deal of the Week:

Week 3 Deals of the Week

Item

Description

Special Price

114348

Basic Jumbo grommets

$4.49

109857

Mini Library clips

$8.99

112571

Circle Designer brads

$3.99

 112581

 1/2" Library clips

 $3.99

WOW!  Check these items out in the Catalog and Idea book!  They can all be found on page 179!

If you are interested in taking advantage of these great deals, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right hand corner!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!


Spooky Spider candy jar

Hello Stampers!  I don't have anything new to show you today, but I did want to show you the candy jar that I made last year for Halloween!  I used the Spooky Spider decor elements and placed it on a glass jar that I bought.

Blog 870 Isn't that fun?  And the decor elements piece is only $5.95!  Last year I just tied a small bow on the handle with the 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, but this year...

Blog 871 I added a new bow with the new 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon! Doesn't it make it look better?  The candy is new this year too, by the way!  I love candy corn!!  Here's the ingredients:

  • 114761 Spooky Spider decor elements
  • 115618 Old Olive 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon

If you would like to order any of this stuff, hop on over to my website at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right corner!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!




Pillow Box Jack-O-Lantern

Hello Stampers!  I have had a great day today!  I have gotten to stamp and play almost all day!  I have been frantically trying to make items for my Vendor Open House and craft fairs coming up!  I'll show you all of my stuff later!  Today though, I have to show you this really cute Jack-O-Lantern basket made out of the Pillow Box die with the Big Shot!

Blog 867 Isn't it awesome???  I found these directions on SCS, and it was so easy to make!  Would you like to have a tutorial??? You would???  Alright, here you go!!!

Blog 858 Start off with three pillow boxes cut out using the Pillow Box die and the Big Shot. 

Blog 859 Fold each one on the score lines and sponge the fold lines to give it dimension.

Blog 860 Use your sticky strip to adhere the three boxes together along the horizontal tabs.  Leave your piece flat and don't adhere the final flap.

Blog 861 Using your scissors, trim the three rounded tabs along one side, so that all edges are the same.  This is now your top edge.  Notice there are no tabs rounded upward along the edge where the scissors are lying.

Blog 862 For the bottom edge, trim all of your tabs off completely.

Blog 863 Adhere your last horizontal tab to the others, forming your basket.

Blog 864 Cut three strips of cardstock, 5" X 1".  Score them all 1/2" from both ends.  Apply sticky strip to both ends of all three strips.

Blog 865 Tape the strips inside the bottom of the basket, approximately 3/4" up from the bottom, with the tabs facing down. 

Blog 866 Cut two 4" circles and adhere one on the bottom of the cardstock strips on the bottom, and one from the inside of the basket.  This is what you will now see when you look inside your basket.

Blog 867 Decorate your basket as desired!  I used 1" circles for the eyes, a wide oval for the mouth (I cut out some teeth), and I freehanded a triangle nose.  The handle is a 11" X 3/4" strip.  It is adhered to the sides with brads. 

Have fun making one of these!  I can't wait to make one for other holidays too!  Here's the recipe:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 113466 Pillow Box die
  • 105117 Pumpkin Pie cardstock
  • 102851 Basic Black cardstock
  • 100702 Old Olive cardstock
  • 109109 Vintage brads
  • 109046 1" Circle punch
  • 112082 Wide Oval punch

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my website at www.inkinwithdink.typepad.com and click on the SHOP NOW button in the top right hand corner.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!