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Cardstock and designer series paper flowers card

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you one of the cards that we made at my monthly card class this month.  Our technique this month was learning to make cardstock and designer series paper flowers.

Blog 988 Aren't these flowers fun?  The picture doesn't do them justice!  They are all fluffed up and look great!  If you are interested in finding out how to do these, leave me a comment and I will try to do a tutorial this weekend if you are interested!  Here's the supplies I used on this card:

  • 118623 With All My Heart stamp set
  • 100459 Pretty In Pink cardstock
  • 102128 Chocolate Chip cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 115676 Holiday Lounge designer series paper
  • 103133 Real Red stamp pad
  • 109043 Scallop Circle punch
  • 109046 1" Circle punch
  • 104403 1 1/4" Circle punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 117649 Pinking Hearts Border punch
  • 113882 Pretty In Pink 1/2" Striped grosgrain ribbon
  • 109110 Circle Fire rhinestone brads

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Cake Mix With Icing!

Hello Stampers!  Does the title of this post make you hungry?  It sure does me!  I have seen some bloggers make these decorated cake boxes with icing as gifts.  I played with their ideas and came up with my own design that was just as cute but easier to make!

Blog 1026 Aren't these fun?  I'm going to make a few of these to have at my craft fair that I am doing in 1 1/2 weeks!  I just used cardstock to cover the front and top of the cake box.  The front is a card that looks like an apron!  It is held on to the front of the box with half of a transparent envelope!  I know that is hard to see in this picture.  That way they can just slide the card up and out of the envelope to read it!  The sprinkles for the cake top are in one of those 1" X 8" bags!  Too fun and very easy to make and mass produce!

I'm thinking about having a class for this project over the summer.  Let me know if you are interested!  I can even do it by mail if you are long distance!  Let me know by leaving me a comment or sending me an e-mail!

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With All My Heart tag

Hello Stampers!  Today I want to share with you a fantastic tag that we made as a make & take at Leadership in January.  I think it is so cool and very easy to replicate!

Blog 1025 We used both the stamp set With All My Heart and the new Dot, Dot, Dot stamp from the Occasions mini.  That stamp is one of the under $10 stamps!  We made the scallops by using the 1" circle punch and layering them along the edge.   Here's the supplies that we used:

  • 118134 With All My Heart stamp set
  • 115332 Dot, Dot, Dot stamp set
  • 100702 Old Olive cardstock
  • 105120 Bashful Blue cardstock
  • 115318 Soft Suede cardstock
  • 115320 Melon Mambo cardstock
  • 109046 1" Circle punch
  • 107215 Tag Corner punch

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Valentine My Digital Studio page

Hello Stampers!  I have made a goal of showing you more My Digital Studio pages, so now I'm going to show you one!  We'll call this My Digital Studio Monday! 

Calendar 2009 - granny-004_thumb This page is the February page from the calendar that I made for my mom for Christmas!  I did the word LOVE as a text box and just picked the font that I wanted.  The hearts inside circles are from the stamp set Holiday Blitz.  I just increased the size of the ones on top.  Too fun and very easy!  If anyone is trying to decide whether to buy this wonderful software, I highly recommend it!  I will gladly get together with you after you receive it and help you learn how to use it!

If you have questions, or would like more information, let me know!

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Cards and Stationary boxes

Hello Stampers!  I have been working really hard today trying to get some baskets put together for trivia nights!  I love to make fun things to put in these baskets!  Today I was busy making cards and stationary boxes.

Blog 1020 I made three different sets.  This one features the Nouveau Chic designer series paper and the colors Crushed Curry and Sage Shadow.

Blog 1023 This set features the Pink Flamingo designer series paper and the colors Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, and Tempting Turquoise.

Blog 1024 Finally, this set features the Tall Tales designer series paper and the colors Ballet Blue and So Saffron.

I used the stamp set Happy Moments from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and the Scallop Trim Border punch.  The card design is the same as my birthday cards for February birthdays that I showed a couple of days ago.

For ribbon, I used the Crushed Curry 1/2" Polka-Dot grosgrain ribbon, Brocade Blue and Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, and the Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon.

Blog 1021 These are what the boxes looked like up close.  They had to be fairly good size since each one is holding 8 cards.  Very cute with the matching ribbon handle!  

Blog 1022 This is a view with the lid lifted up.

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Holiday Mini products still available

Hello Stampers!  Just wanted to let you know that Stampin' Up! has announced that several of the items from the Holiday mini catalog are still available and will be in the next Catalog & Idea book!  Here's the list:

Item #  Description  Price
116794 Ornament punch $15.95
116806 Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint $5.95
116854  Frost White Shimmer Paint $5.95
116807  Platinum Shimmer Paint $5.95
116829 D├ęcor Elements Blocks $9.95
116824  Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty $7.95
116821 Stampin' Up! Holiday Windows Magnetic Movers & Shapers  $29.95
116819 Stampin' Up! Table Setting Bigz XL die $42.95
116820 Stampin' Up! Embosslits Merry die $11.95
116823 Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Merry Details die $5.50
116822 Stampin' Up! O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL die $42.95
118140  Stampin' Up! Tree Decorations Sizzlits die $5.50
118108 My Digital Studio $79.95
116519 Charming stamp set  $19.95

If you would like to order any of these items, hop on over to my website, Inkin With Dink, and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner!

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Simple Birthday Thanks scrapbook page

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show one of the scrapbook pages that we will be making in this month's scrapbook class!

Blog 990 Isn't this fun?  I just love these big cupcakes!  If you look at the pic up close, you will see lots of fun things!  There are three brads on the celebrate banner.  To get these evenly spaced and in a straight line, I used the Paper-piercing template in the Mat Pack.  This is a great template for lining up brads, eyelets, etc. and for paper piercing in straight lines!  Wonderful tool!  Look closely at the cherries too!  They are so sparkley!!!  I covered them with liquid glue and sprinkled on Chunky Essentials glitter in Red!  Too fun!  Finally, the cupcake liners are crimped just like the cupcake liners you use at home!  To do this, I simply ran the designer series paper through my Crimper!  Another fun, gotta have tool!  Here's all of the supplies that I used:

  • 111546 Simple Birthday Thanks stamp set
  • 115086 Taffy Alphabet stamp set
  • 107097 Summer Sun 12 X 12 cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 102128 Chocolate Chip cardstock
  • 101658 Pretty In Pink cardstock
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 100425 2 Way Glue pen
  • 108797 Chunky Essentials glitter
  • 106954 Soft Subtles brads
  • 105826 Mat Pack
  • 116631 Paper Piercer
  • 101618 Crimper

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website, Inkin With Dink, and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Happy Moments birthday cards

Hello Stampers!  I like to make birthday cards for my club members every month.  This month, I'm so in love with the stamp set Happy Moments from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, that I wanted to use it!  And of course my favorite designer series paper is Cottage Wall! I love the purple and green together!

Blog 1014 I made three different cards using the same template!  Aren't they fun?  Here's all of the supplies that I used:

  • 118664 Happy Moments stamp set
  • 118402 Scallop Trim Border punch
  • 115671 Cottage Wall designer series paper
  • 115316 Rich Razzleberry cardstock
  • 100702 Old Olive cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 101179 Basic Black stamp pad
  • 116329 In Color Stampin' Write markers
  • 105539 Old Olive Stampin' Write markers
  • 115613 Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-Dot grosgrain ribbon

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website, Inkin With Dink, and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Penguin Valentines and More!

Hello Stampers!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope that you all have some fun time with your sweeties today!  I wanted to show you the cards and stuff that I made for my family today.

Blog 1011 These are the fun little Valentine mailboxes that I made for my girls.  They will hold lots of candy!   I covered them with the Sending Love Specialty designer series paper, cut the hearts out with the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit die with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, and tied a bow around the boxes with the Whisper White Organza Ribbon.

Blog 1012 This is the card that I made for my oldest daughter, Casie.  She LOVES penguins!  I saw a card similar to this at Leadership in Phoenix.  The punches I used were the Wide Oval, Large Oval, Small Oval, 1 1/4" Circle, and the 5-Petal Flower punch.  The heart is again the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit die.

Blog 1013 This is the card that I made my youngest daughter, Amie.  She LOVES elephants!  This elephant is from the SU! retired set, Wild About You!  The ear is stamped separate and cut out and then popped up with a dimensional.  The heart is also popped up with a dimensional.  The heart is punched out using the new Small Heart punch in the Occasions mini catalog.  I embossed the background white piece of cardstock with the Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder in the Occasions mini catalog.  The ribbon is the Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

Blog 992 This is the card that I made my dear hubby!  I thought it was cute!  I saw a card similar to this at Leadership in Phoenix also, and decided to make it into a Valentine's Day card.  This card uses the stamp set Fox & Friends from the Occasions mini catalog.  The heart is punched out using the new Small Heart punch.  The branch is Little Leaves Sizzlit die with the Big Shot.  To get my monkeys to turn all different ways, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig.  Instructions for this card are in this month's newsletter.  If you would like to sign up for my newsletter, let me know!

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my website, Inkin With Dink, and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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M & M holders

Hello Stampers!  Sorry I didn't post yesturday, I was watching the Opening Ceremony for the Olympics with my family last night!  If you saw it, wasn't it cool?  The visuals were amazing!

I made some M & M holders that I have seen on blogs. 

Blog 1010 Aren't they cute?  I didn't give these to anybody yet, so I guess I will put them in my kids Valentine's boxes.  The hardest part was finding the bags that size!  You have to order them online, and most places won't let you order less than like 500!  Who needs 500 bags????  They are 1" X 8" bags if you are interested!  I plan on making these for the Spring craft fairs that I'm getting ready to do!  They are so cute!!!  Here's the supplies I used to make the toppers:

  • 115621 Whoo's Your Valentine? stamp set
  • 113756 Love You Much stamp set
  • 105121 Pixie Pink cardstock
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 109043 Scallop Circle punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 104403 1 1/4" Circle punch
  • 100052 Real Red Stampin' Write marker
  • 105112 Pixie Pink 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 in the top right corner.

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Flower Folds die Valentine treat holder

Hello Stampers!  Tonight is my Dancin' Gals club.  I love these gals, we have so much fun every month!  This month, I made little Valentine treats for them.

Blog 1008 Aren't they fun?  I used the Flower Folds die with my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine!  I love this die!  I have wanted it for a long time, and I finally got it!  I ordered it during Sale-A-Bration becuase it alone almost gets you qualified for a free item!  I ran the center white piece through the Big Shot again with the new Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder!  I love that too! 

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 corner!

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Sending Love Specialty designer series paper Twist Box

Hello Stampers!  I made the cutest box for Valentine's Day and I just have to show it to you today!

Blog 1007 Isn't this fun?  It's called a Twist Box.  I made it using the new Sending Love Specialty designer series paper.

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In this pic you can see the ends better and see why they cll it a Twist Box.  It is very easy to do, just a lot of folds when you start.  Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 117153 Sending Love Specialty designer series paper
  • 113756 Love You Much stamp set
  • 100459 Pretty In Pink cardstock
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 100730 White cardstock
  • 109034 Real Red grosgrain ribbon
  • 104199 Linen Thread
  • 109043 Scallop Circle punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle 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 in the top right corner.

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Top Note candy holders

Hello Stampers!  WOW what a busy day this was!  We got a few inches of snow last night, so the kids were home from school today.  My new puppy, Emmie, just loves playing in the snow!  The girls had her out several times today to play, even though our high temperature was only 18 degrees!

Blog 1005 I can't believe how big she is getting!  And heavy too!  We have nicknamed her Chubs!!

On to stamping!  I worked hard today trying to get all of the girls teacher's Valentine's gifts done as well as their baskets for the school offices and my Valentine's for my preschool class! 

Blog 1001 These are the Top Note candy holders that I made for all of their teachers.  They were fun to make!  The outside is made from the Top Note die with the Big Shot.  The cardstock was 10" long and folded in half and run through the Big Shot.  That gave me a double Top Note.  I embossed the entire thing with the new Perfect Polka Dots Impressions folder in the Occasions mini catalog.  Inside is the bottom piece to the Matchbox die with the Big Shot.

Blog 1000 This is what it looked like looking inside from the top.  We filled little bags with chocolates to stash inside.

Blog 1002 Here is all of them that I made.  For the outsides, I decorated some with the Embosslits Scallop Heart of Hearts die.  Some were decorated with designer series paper that was cut out with the Heart to Heart punch.

Here's all of the supplies that I used:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 113463 Top Note die
  • 114890 Matchbox die
  • 117335 Perfect Polka Dots Impressions folder
  • 117332 Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit die
  • 113694 Heart to Heart punch
  • 102482 Real Red cardstock
  • 105121 Pixie Pink carstock
  • 100459 Pretty In Pink cardstock
  • 102128 Chocolate Chip cardstock
  • 117153 Sending Love Specialty designer series paper
  • 109032 Pretty In Pink grosgrain ribbon
  • 109034 Real Red grosgrain ribbon
  • 111367 Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

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 corner.

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LOVE Banner

Hello Stampers!  I am in a Bunco group and January was my month to host.  We give away cash prizes except for the prize for the most baby buncos.  For that, the hostess is responsible for coming up with a gift. I decided this time that I would make a gift, and since it was so close to Valentine's Day, I made a Valentine's decoration!

Blog 995 I made this with round coasters.  I simply covered them with a scallop circle die cut out of some retired designer series paper that I had!  I cut the letters out with my Big Shot and the Serif Essentials Alphabet dies.  Each letter is decorated a little differently, here they are up close:

Blog 996 This is one of the hearts from the Heart to Heart punch.

Blog 997 This is one of the felt pieces from the Sweet Pea stitched felt package in the Occasions mini catalog.

Blog 998 This butterfly is punched with the Butterfly punch.

Blog 999 These are the other two hearts from the Heart to Heart punch.

I love these colors because they are nontraditional Valentine's colors.  The letters are strung together with the Chocolate Chip 1" Double stitched grosgrain ribbon.  I used a Crop-A-Dile to punch my holes through the coasters.  Here's all of the supplies that I used:

  • 102128 Chocolate Chip cardstock
  • 105121 Pixie Pink cardstock
  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 113468 Scallop Circle die
  • 113464 Serif Essentials Alphabet dies
  • 113694 Heart to Heart punch
  • 116629 Butterfly punch
  • 117266 Sweet Pea Stitched felt
  • 111849 Chocolate Chip 1" Double Stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • 108362 Crop-A-Dile

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 corner.

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