Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tee Pee Card Video Tutorial

I hope you each had a wonderful Thanksgiving and survived the crazy shopping crowds on Black Friday! I enjoyed shopping from home and playing in my stamping studio. Below is a tee pee card I made for the thanksgiving table. I originally saw this idea at a swap i attended a few weeks ago. Karen was the one who showed us how to make the card here is a link to her original card.

I made a similar card last month with my stamp clubs. The card was a bit difficult to explain so with my hubbies help I made you a video! the video has some issues but I think it gets across the process. So here goes.

Hope you enjoyed it. Don't forget just a few short hours left on the extravaganza sale! See the post below for details.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


The Extravaganza SALE ENDS MONDAY!!
Wow sets are flying out of here real fast One set is already sold out! Don't miss out - order soon! The All in the Family Bundle is already sold out!
To see the flyer, read below - then place your order HERE!

Tomorrow I will post a new card and have a video instruction to go with it.

Here's a sneek peek

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you are having a wonderful thanksgiving. I am thankful for my family and friends. I am lucky enough to have my two wonderful sons visiting. Enjoy!
Card for My Mom.

I love making a special card for my Mom's birthday. She is always so appreciative of the card and sometimes enjoys it more than the gift! Thanks MOM.


Stamps Pocket silhouette, Elegant greetings

Ink Baha Breeze

Paper Baha Breeze DSP and Card stock, Whisper White

Accessories Curly Label, Scallop,1 3/8 and 1 1/4 Punch, Baha Breeze Striped ribbon, envelope big shot die, Ice square brads

  1. Punch Scallop circle from Baha Breeze DSP.
  2. Punch 1 3/8 circle from Baha Breeze Card stock.
  3. Stamp flowers for center medallion and punch out and assemble
  4. Attach a folded piece of ribbon to the back.
  5. Cut a 4 x 5 1/4 sheet of Baha Breeze DSP.
  6. Cut from Whisper white card stock an envelope, cut an insert and stamp flowers and sentiment.
  7. Punch with curly label punch using DSP Paper.
  8. Fold in half and attach to note insert brad
  9. Assemble card attach ribbon

Have a wonderful day. Thanks for looking Virginia

PS Don't forget the sale that goes through Monday December 1st See below for details.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravagaaaaanza


Some exciting news! Stampin ' up not wanting to be left out of the wonderful sales available this time of year has come up with their own sale, it’s so big it is called a Holiday Extravagaaaaanza! There are bundles on sale for up to 50% off

Here are the details

To read the flyer check out the this file

To see pictures of what is in the bundle click here

To shop

The sale is from November 26th till December 1st or until they run out of the specials! I am placing an order this evening and another one Saturday Night so call me for your chance to save a bundle!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

I love Christmas cards and I keep making new ones. This one is so easy I wanted to share it with you.

Stamps So swirled, Punches Three
Ink Riding Hood Red, Baha Breeze
Paper Riding Hood Red, Whisper white, Baha Breeze DSP
Accessories Sharpie pen, Punches 1", 1 1/4" Sponge dauber, scallop square punch, Riding Hood Red striped ribbon

To make this card start by creating a mask with both punches. I started with the lower Baha breeze ornament. Using your dauber and larger mask place on whisper white card stock. Ink dauber with Baha breeze ink and swirl in a circular fashion. this makes the center of the ornament have dimension. Before removing the mask stamp with same color ink and the smallest snow flake from snow swirled set. To make an ornament that is behind use the circle you punched out from the original mask to cover ornament.
When finished using a sharpie marker create strings and ties. Adhere to Baha breeze DSP and adhere that to Riding hood red card stock. Stamp sentiment in Riding Hood Red ink. Punch out using square scallop punch. Using the same Punch cut a Riding Hood Red square as an accent attach. Thanks for looking! Virginia

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I have been drooling over the cards from this winter post set. So I finally took the plunge.
Paper Riding Hood red, Chocolate chip, Kraft
Ink Chocolate chip
Stamps Winter post
Accessories White siglo gel pen, coluzzel scallop punch, Glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Boho Punch, Circle Punch, Chocolate chip gross grain ribbon.

Thanks for looking Virginia

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My first video!

I am trying to learn how to make videos. I wanted to show you how this flip card works. Click the arrow above to see how the card opens. I love how this card flips back and forth.


Paper Pumpkin Pie 5 x 5, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip 1 X 5 strip

Ink Brown stazon, Pumpkin Pie

Stamps Happy blessings, Pocket silhouettes

Accessories Colzzule, Water color crayons, water color brush, scallop border punch

Using your Colzzule center the circle template on the 5 x 5 sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock. Start by marking the mid line 1/2 inch on either side. Count in 3 lines on the template and cut in 1/2 inch from circle. Fold each side the opposite way. With a small piece of Very Vanilla stamp image and sentiment color using water color crayons. Cut with coluzzel on the 4th circle in. Adhere to card. Punch chocolate chip strip using scallop border punch. Adhere to edge of card

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November Scrapbook page

Wow this page was a lot of work but it came out much better than I expected. I can't wait to put some of my Thanksgiving pictures in it.


Paper Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Kraft, Very Vanilla, More mustard designer series paper

Ink Chocolate chip

Stamps Happy Blessings, Happy Everything

Accessories Glue dots, Stampin dimensionals, watercolor crayons


  • Oval punches all three sizes Cut 5 pieces from each punch in Pumpkin pie card stock
  • Boho Punch Cut three flowers for the top of the pumpkins

I started this page with slicing sections of More mustard designer series paper for the hay stack. Using some two way glue pen. I adhered the stack on the left of my 12x12 sheet of Kraft card stock. I then wrapped a piece to look like a tie towards the top of the hay stack and then folded some of the strands downward to create a cornstalk effect.

Next cut little snips to create grass from some strips of always artichoke card stock adhere at the bottom of the page.

Pumpkins are made by punching 5 ovals from each punch and stacking them to make the pumpkin, adhere to page with dimensionals

Fence is made with strips of chocolate chip card stock that are adhered with glue dots.

Scarecrow is made on very vanilla and colored using watercolor crayons. Cut out and adhere to page.

Banners are made from Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip, cut into a flag and adhered with glue dots.

Create squares from Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip card stock. Adhere to page and stamp crows where you want them.

Thanks for looking Virginia

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November Class projects

This project is for my friend Barb who asked for directions to this card.
Barb is demo friend of mine Who is such a great friend and always helps me with my workshops in Cortland. last night she sat and punched 15 ovals for every customer at our monthly workshop. So this one is for you Barb!

So easy to make, I saw this card at a swap in York PA , it has kind of grown on me! I made some adjustments but he is so cute and ther is very little stamping.

paper Whisper white, Real Red, basic black, Blush Blossom
Ink Real red, Pink Pirouette
Stamps Punch pals
Accessories White uni Ball signo pen, Crimper, Dauber,
  • 1 1/4 " circle 2 (cut in half for moustache and eyebrows)
  • 1 " circle 2 (eyes) 1 in Real red for mouth
  • 1/2" circle 2 (pupils)
  • Tab Punch cut in half for nose
  • Scallop Pinch 4

Start by Punching the beard Scallops you only need four. As when you glue down the scallops you will trim to card edge use left overs to create sides of beard.

Layout all your pieces, but don't glue them down.

Crimp band at the top of the hat, and cut a v section out of real red for the hat. Glue these pieces down.

When you are comfortable with placement of the features begin gluing down. I used a stampin dimensional on the curved part of the nose to give it some lift. order to glue;

  1. red mouth
  2. using dauber create rosy cheeks and nose also color the edges of the nose
  3. moustache
  4. Nose
  5. Eyes don't forget to add a white comma with the pen for the sparkle of the eye
  6. Eye brows and finally the pom at the top of the hat.

For pom at the top of the hat you will stamp first on scrap whisper white card stock using Real red ink and Punch Pals stamps. Then punch out both snowflake and circle adhere with stampin dimensional.

Thanks for looking Virginia!

Sunday, November 09, 2008


This card is thew second one I made for last month workshops. I love the little bird !

Paper Sage Shadow, More Mustard, Really Rust, Whisper white
Ink Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust, Riding hood Red
Stamps A season of friendship
Accessories Stamping Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

It's getting to look a lot like Christmas

This is the easiest card to make. It is stamped with versa mark and then embossed in white embossing powder.
Ink versamak
Paper Whisper White, Riding hood Red
Accessories White satin Ribbon, White embossing Powder

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Another cute halloween card

I know it is too late but I just loved this card! I saw several versions of this card and here is my version!
This card is done with mostly punches and a little stamping

Stamps Sanded, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Paper Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Ink Chocolate chip, Riding hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories Top Note die, arrow, 1 1/2, 1/2 circle punches, tab punch, Stampin Dimensionals, siglo white gel pen, dauber, Black journaler

Start by running a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inch sheet of kiwi kiss and a scrap of elegant eggplant card stock through your big shot using the top note die. Because this is a bigz die you can run both papers at the same time. Arrange the Elegant Eggplant card stock towards the top so it can be the hair.
Take the scrap and cut thin triangles for the hair.
Punch two white circles with the 1 1/2 circle punch. With the same punch cut one circle from scrap of kiwi kiss. Cut these in half for the eyelids using the dauber create dimension by flicking the dauber along the sides of the eyelids in Kiwi Kiss ink. Punch nose from tab punch cut in half and use the dauber to Create dimension as you did with the eyelids.
Stamp whisper white eye balls with sanded stamp using Red riding hood ink.
Punch pupils from basic Black. Create the sparkle by making a comma like shape on one side of the pupil with the white siglo uni ball pen. assemble the face before putting adhesive to figure out the best layout. I start with a stampin dimensional to create lift at the bottom of the nose. once every thing glues down add smile. I think my monster looks depressed LOL.
Punch out arrows for neck bolts.
Stamp the background with chocolate chip ink on the Tangerine tango background. adhere face and stamp Happy Halloween. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Happy Belated Halloween

Don't you just Love my Spiddy!!

I made this little project after I saw a few versions on the web. I added my own ideas and wanted to share with you how to make him he is a snap to put together with the stampin'up punches!
Suppl es
Scallop Cut 2 in black
Corner punch Cut 2 in Black and 2 Tangerine Tango
1/2 inch circle punch 2 in kiwi kiss
1/4 inch circle punch 2 in black
string to hang object
Punch it all out and put it together.
Mouth is done with a 3/4 and 1/2 inch punch. first punch the smaller circle out of Kiwi kiss and then punch the larger circle off center to create the mouth. Thanks for looking I have several other projects this weekend to show you so stay tuned! Virginia

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