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New Occasions Mini items!

Hello Stampers!  I'm still enjoying my holiday company for one more day!  I joined a swap with my upline and sideline recently!  We were to use items from the new upcoming Occasions mini catalog.  Here's the card that I came up with:

Blog 954 Isn't it fun?  This is from the new Sending Love Specialty designer series paper!  You have got to get this paper pack!  It is wonderful!  The paper has glittery accents on one side of each sheet!  WOW the bling!!! 

The thank you is from the new stamp set With All My Heart!  This is my first clear mount stamp set, and let me  tell you that I LOVE them!!!  You too will be hooked after you try it!!!

The cute little felt circle in the middle of one of the larger paper circles, is from the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt pieces!  I LOVE these too!  They add great dimension!

Here's all of the supplies that I used:

  • 118623 With All My Heart stamp set
  • 117153 Sending Love Specialty designer series paper
  • 100459 Pretty In Pink cardstock
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 112004 1 3/4" circle punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 109043 Scallop Circle punch
  • 109046 1" Circle punch
  • 107305 Large Oval punch
  • 114889 Scallop Oval punch
  • 117266 Sweet Pea Stitched felt
  • 103133 Real Red stamp pad

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!

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December Punch Club

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you all had a enjoyable and relaxing holiday!  I know I certainly enjoyed my time off with my family!

I wanted to show you a couple of the items that we made in my Punch Bunch club this month before the month gets away from us!

Blog 970 What is Christmas without the Grinch???  I have seen hime in several places, so I thought I would try one of my own!  He was fun to make!

Blog 971 And of course we have to remember the Christ in Christmas!  This is little baby Jesus in his manger. 

I'm going to be doing my Punch Club a little different this year.  Stay tuned for more information coming in the next couple of days!!!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!
 
 


On the 12th Week of Christmas...

My true love gave to me, some coasters upon which to set my hot tea!

Hello Stampers!  I made it!  I made my 12 Weeks of Christmas before Christmas!  This project is one actually that my daughter Casie made for my husband for a Christmas present!  Coasters!

Blog 968 We started out with four tumbled tiles.  We found them at the hardware store.  They were pretty inexpensive!

Blog 969 She then stamped on them in Craft ink and sprinkled them with clear embossing powder.  We baked them in a 250 degree oven for 10 minutes.  The embossing powder will melt and set which protects the stamped image! 

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

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

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On the 11th Week of Christmas...

My true love gave to me, another gift card holder under my tree!

Hello Stampers!  I have another gift card holder to show you that I made for my craft fairs.

Blog 961 Isn't it cute?  I just noticed that my words slant down though!  Just pretend that they are straight!!  Here's how to make this:

Blog 962 Start off with a 4 X 11 piece of cardstock.

Blog 963 Fold your cardstock in half.

Blog 964 Place your cardstock on your Top Note die, for the Big Shot, with the fold just inside the edge of the die as shown.  Run this through your Big Shot.

Blog 965 Cut a separate Top Note die and cut it in half lengthwise.

Blog 966 Place sticky strip along three sides of the half.

Blog 967 Attach to the inside of your holder.  Decorate the outside as desired.  I used punches and dies to make my reindeer!  Let me know if you can't figure out which ones!

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.

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On the 10th Week of Christmas...

My true love gave to me, a gift card holder decorated cute as can be!

Hello Stampers!  I meant to get this posted last night, but time got away from me, so I will probably have two posts today!

Blog 959 This is a gift card holder that I had made for my craft fair.  It is super easy to make!  Here's how:

Blog 958 Start off with three Top Note die cuts.  Cut one of them in half.

Blog 960 Attach the two whole Top Notes together in the top left hand corner with a brad.  Attach the half Top Note on the inside with sticky strip.  This forms the pocket where the gift card goes.  Decorate the cover as desired!  It's that easy!

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

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On the 9th Week of Christmas....

My true love gave to me, a hot cocoa box to warm my tummy!

Hello Stampers!  I think I have finally caught up with myself and everything completed that I have been scurrying to get finished!  Every year I vow that it's not going to be like that, and every year it is again!  I'm going to get you caught up on your 12 weeks of Christmas too!  I know, it is too late to make too many Christmas gifts this year, but you can always have them for ideas for next year!  My next Christmas file is really thick already!

Blog 951 This year I made these fun hot chocolate holders for the gir's teachers!  Remember, that means at least 18 teachers!  We also like to give things to other staff members as well!  These fun boxes can be found on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website.  They have a different box for each month of the year!  Here's how to make them:

Blog 953 Start off with your box shape cut from the Big Shot with the Bag w/scallops die.  You will also need 2 Top Note dies.  I cut mine out of Kraft cardstock.

Blog 954 Assemble your scallop bag, using sticky strip, and cut off the scallop top.

Blog 955 Adhere a Top Note die to each side of the bag.

Blog 956 Decorate your box as desired!  I used the large oval punch for the ears, 1" circle punch for the eyes, 1/2" circle punch for the pupils, 1" circle punch for the nose, Leaves #2 die for the antlers.

Blog 952 And here is what a whole herd of reindeer looks like! 

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!

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Christmas Card Friday!

Hello Stampers!  I have a really cute card to show you for my Christmas Card Friday this week!  I have seen this technique done on other people's blogs, and had to try it for myself!

Blog 949 Isn't this neat how the embossed area leaves an oval for you to stamop your images in?  It's pretty easy to do!  If you look closely at the card too, you will notice that the snowmen's hats and scarves are paper pieced!

Blog 950 All you need to do this technique is a thin wooden frame that you can pick up at a hobby store.  I found one that had wooden pieces glued to it.  I simply pulled the pieces off and had my frame.  This is used as a shim in your big shot when you run the embossing folder though so that the image only embosses where the frame hits it!  Very cool!  Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 116824 Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder
  • 116505 Snow Buddies stamp set (Level 2 hostess)
  • 102030 Ruby Red cardstock
  • 101584 Taken With Teal cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 115676 Holiday Lounge designer series paper
  • 101179 Black stamp pad
  • 105538 Bold Bright Stampin' Write markers

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

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  • 105540 Rich Regals Stampin' Write markers

 
 


Reindeer Treat Bags

Hello Stampers!  I have had such a productive day today!  I left early this morning to get a big dent put in my Christmas shopping!  I then came home and made my treat bags for the preschool party tomorrow and almost got all of my kids teacher gifts completed!  WOOHOO!

Blog 950 Aren't they adorable???  I found something similar to this on Lynn's blog and knew that I had to create my own!  They were fairly simple and turned out so cute!  Stampin' Up! even carries the perfect sized cellophane bags!  The topper is the Top Note die with the Big Shot!  The face is all done with punches and the antlers are the Snowflake die with the Big Shot!  Have I mentioned lately that I love my Big Shot?????  

Blog 949 Here's what they look like all completed!  A whole herd of reindeer!  I made a few extra for my downline to have too!  Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 113463 Top Note die
  • 113460 Snowflake #2 die
  • 107305 Large Oval punch
  • 109046 1" Circle punch
  • 112082 Wide Oval punch
  • 104390 1/2" Circle punch
  • 103139 Close to Cocoa cardstock
  • 102514 Creamy Carmel cardstock
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 103104 Small Flat Cellopane bags

If you are interested in purchasing any of these supplies, hop on over to my webstie at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner!

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Dasher card

Hello Stampers!  I have another great Dasher Christmas card to share with you!

Blog 948 I just can't seem to get enough of that stamp!  I'll be sad when the holiday season is over and I'll have to put him away!  Here's the supplies that I used for this card:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 116824 Petals-A-Plenty textured eimpressions folder
  • 113463 Top Note die
  • 116816 Dasher stamp set
  • 114916 All Holidays stamp set
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 103133 Real Red stamp pad
  • 115608 Real Red 3/4" Polka-dot grosgrain ribbon
  • 107305 Large Oval punch
  • 114889 Scallop Oval punch

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

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Santa scrapbook page

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you the cute scrapbook page that I created for my next scrapbook class.

Blog 947 We will be using the Big Shot a lot for this page!  We use the Serif Essentials Alphabet dies as well as the big Snowflake #2 die!  We will also be using several punches to make the Santa and to punch out the ornament!  Don't you just love puches???  Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut machine
  • 113464 Serif Essentials Alphabet dies
  • 113460 Snowflake #2 die
  • 103375 1 3/8" square punch
  • 109183 Trio flower punch
  • 105090 Word Window punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" circle punch
  • 109043 Scallop Circle punch
  • 116794 Ornament punch
  • 116517 Delightful Decorations stamp set
  • 116525 Patterned Pines stamp set
  • 106544 Old Olive cardstock
  • 106545 Real Red cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock

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!

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SU! SPECIAL!

Hello Stampers!  SU! has a great special going on now that I have to tell you about!  The special is called the 12 Days of Christmas!  There are Big Shot dies and Decor Elements sheets in all sorts of colors, on sale from 15% - 25% off!


Things to Remember:

  • Orders may be placed through a demonstrator or as an online order.

  • The sale ends Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).

  • Items must be ordered by December 15, 2009, in order to arrive in time for Christmas.

  • Discounts range between 15-25 percent.

  • There are no quantity limits.
  • There are no qualifiers to receive the discount.
  • For online orders, discounts will be reflected in the "regular price"; "catalog price" will show the non-discounted price.

  • Product Offering:

Item

Page #

Description

Regular Price

Discounted Price

114515

195

Flower Burst Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

114516

195

Cherry Blossom Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

115957

195

Thanks Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

114513

195

Sweetest Stem Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

115952

195

Hi Embosslits die

$11.95

$8.96

115951

197

Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits die

$74.95

$59.96

113446

197

Build a Flower #2 Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die

$19.95

$16.96

114509

197

Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits 4-Pack die

$21.95

$18.66

113448

197

Hearts Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die

$19.95

$16.96

113457

198

Tulipe Bigz die

$21.95

$16.46

115954

198

Two Tags Bigz die

$21.95

$18.66

114524

199

Fringed Flower Bigz die

$19.95

$15.96

114523

199

Decorative Accents Bigz die

$19.95

$15.96

114534

199

Flower Bigz Clear die

$19.95

$15.96

113473

199

5-Point 3D Star Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

113472

199

Circle 3D Ornament Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

113470

199

Flower Layers w/Leaf Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

113465

199

Bird w/Leaves and Flower Bigz die

$19.95

$16.96

115961

200

Perfect Setting Bigz XL die

$42.95

$32.21

113483

200

Pennant Bigz XL die

$39.95

$29.96

113484

200

Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die

$39.95

$31.96

116760

201

Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die

$39.95

$29.96

116759

201

Pop-Up 3D Ball Bigz XL die

$39.95

$29.96

114890

201

Matchbox Bigz XL die

$42.95

$36.51

113458

202

Flower Layers Originals die

$15.95

$13.56

114336

158

Kraft Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

114334

158

Dark Gray Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

114337

158

Chocolate Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

114335

158

White Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$10.36

118797

n/a

So Saffron Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118798

n/a

Rose Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118799

n/a

Taken With Teal Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118800

n/a

Pretty In Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118801

n/a

Bashful Blue Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118802

n/a

Real Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118803

n/a

Old Olive Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118804

n/a

Black Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118805

n/a

Night of Navy Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118806

n/a

Certainly Celery Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118807

n/a

Tempting Turquoise Décor Elements Sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118808

n/a

Clear Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118809

n/a

Pumpkin Pie Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118810

n/a

Pixie Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118812

n/a

Sahara Sand Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118813

n/a

Gable Green Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118814

n/a

Basic Gray Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$12.95

$9.71

118815

n/a

Chalkboard Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

$14.95

$11.21


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

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Cold & Cuddly Christmas

Hello Stampers!  Yesturday was Lydia's party here at my house!  Hi Lydia!  It was a mother/daughter party, and we had a good time!  Here is one of the cards that we made:

Blog 946 Sorry the color is so bad on this picture, it is night time!  The girls had a fun time with this card!  They really liked coloring on the stamp with the marker and then huffing on it!  They got very creative and made the penguin all sorts of colors!  I liked the purple ones the best, but then purple is my favorite color!!! 

They also had fun using the Big Shot!  This snowflake die has such the WOW Factor!  Here's the supplies that we used on this card:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 113460 Snowfklake #2 die
  • 116523 Cold & Cuddly stamp set
  • 115366 Christmas Pumch stamp set (Level 2 hostess set)
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 102067 Tempting Turquoise cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 100814 Tempting turquoise stamp pad
  • 101179 Basic Black stamp pad
  • 105538 Bold Brights Stampin' Write markers
  • 109126 Neutrals Stampin' Write markers
  • 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 in the top right hand corner!

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Christmas card Friday!

Hello Stampers!  It's another Christmas card Friday!  Just think, Christmas is two weeks from today!  I still have so much to do!!!

Blog 945 This is a Christmas card that we made during my card class last month!  It is made using the Patterned Pines hostess stamp set!  I stamped them in white on Old Olive and Ruby Red cardstock.  Then I simply cut them out!  Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 116525 Patterned Pines stamp set (Level 1 hostess set in Holiday mini)
  • 101731 White craft pad
  • 105120 Bashful Blue cardstock
  • 100702 Old Olive cardstock
  • 102030 Ruby Red cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 102128 Chocolate Chip cardstock
  • 113883 Old Olive striped grosgrain ribbon
  • 109112 Square Fire rhinestone 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 in the top right hand corner.

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On the 8th week of Christmas...

My true love gave to me, a matchbox punched and filled with candy!

Hello Stampers!  I know, I'm still so far behind!  I have to show you this cool matchbox that I made to sell at the craft fair!  It is really cool!

Blog 942 Isn't that cool!  The new Ornament punch fits the top of the matchbox just perfectly!  Here's how I made them:

Blog 943 Start off by cutting out your matchbox pieces using the Big Shot and the Matchbox die.  I like to do the lid using designer series paper and cardstock for the bottom.

Blog 944 Fold the bottom on all of the score lines and your box bottom is formed!  It doesn't even require adhesive, although I use just a bit to be sure that all of the sides stay folded!

Blog 941 Before I folded the lid on the score lines, I punched the ornament shape out with the new Ornament punch.  I cut a piece of transparency to adhere to the inside of the box and cover the opening.  Then fold on the score lines and adhere the tab on your lid.  It is now complete!

Blog 942 I filled my matchboxes with the silver covered kisses because I thought they added to the retro feel of the Holiday Lounge designer series paper!  The matchbox perfectly holds 6 kisses.  There is the perfect gift for your coworkers, teachers, secret angels, etc!

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