Masculine B-day

It’s been a long time since I posted.  I apologize for that.  I have been stamping monthly just not posting!  Anyway, I am pretty proud of the way this card came out and I wanted to share it with you!  This card was made for a friend of mine and he loves ships!  What better stamp set can a girl use??  NONE!  This card uses a couple of different techniques: shading with sponge daubers (for a sunset look) and layering (by inking up a stamp set and stamping the image multiple times).

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Valentine’s Day box

Here’s another gift idea for you.  This one I sort of made up.  I say sort of because someone on pinterest did it first but the measurements were in cm.  Yes, I suppose I could have just flipped my ruler over and done this easier but… that’s not how I roll!  LOL  I had to do it the hard way and recreate it myself.  One of the neat things about this project is that I not only used Sale-A-Bration product on it.  I also made an elongated banner (the Whisper White one) using the Banner Punch (SAB).

dovehearts

This super cute box holds 3 Dove chocolate hearts!   From now until March 31, if you make a purchase of $50 or more you get one of them absolutely free!! What’s better than free??  If I figure that out, I will let you know!  (SAB is Sale-A-Bration)

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Gift bag tag

So, here’s another project.  Super simple and super cute!  First, I made our chevron bags into a gusseted bag (meaning it has sides that can potentially fold in and has a flat bottom).  I used the banner framelits and the scalloped tag toppers punch (it’s just a hair under 2″ wide) for that banner in the back.  I just folded over the bag top and secured it closed with those adorable metallic clothes pins.  I wrapped the ribbon around the flap of the bag (not all the way around the bag, just under the flap).

Bag Tags

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Valentine’s Day Again

I saw this on pinterest and just added my touches to it!  Basically, I believe I just used different stamp sets, I might have changed some of the colors too but I can’t remember where I saw it (yikes, the older I get the more I forget!).  I just thought it was adorable and wanted to share!  Do you like it?? *grins*  I used Pretzel bags from craft stores to package these.

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Valentine’s Day

If you think I haven’t been stamping, you are not living my life! LOL!!!! I have been stamping and designing websites! Yes, I am getting back into one of my old passions again.  Anyway, this project is one of my club projects for this month.  I have quite a few more projects to show you too; including a box that I think I created using the punch in this post.  (You know sometimes you have a great idea and someone already did it) All of which are Valentine’s related!  This one is a copy of another Demonstrator’s creation!  This little cutie holds one single Ghirardelli Chocolate.

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What I want you to see if the rhinestones.  They are actually stuck on to the Candy Dots Brad Bases!  Ok, I thought that this was so cool, I just had to show you! 

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Special design

So last week (or was it longer?), I mentioned that I did a custom job for one of the referrals that I got.  I wanted to show you that project.

hotcocoapacket

While this isn’t the finished product, this is pretty darn close.  This is a hot cocoa card.  The peppermint stick is stuck on the side and when you open it….

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… there is a packet of hot cocoa on the inside!  Now, this card went viral with my referral ladies.  All three ordered some.  A grand total of 145 of them!!  WOW!!  I’ve been cutting a LOT of paper lately!!

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WOW!

I have to say that when I get a referral, I love it!  I made these darling little apple cider packets for the craft fair at Liberty High School in the beginning of the month.  From there, I got two referrals!  I have made over 90 of these great gifts this month!  The last of them went out today, FedEx!  One of the referrals prompted a new gift idea that I came up with!  That, I will save for another post to come soon!  Basically, all this is a cello bag filled with a cider packet and a cinnamon stick!

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