Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bag in a box!

Next up are the instructions for this cute little gift bag. I have seen the instructions on several blogs and wanted to make my own. So I will show you the instructions I first saw on Splitcoast but I made some adjustments so I can better utilize paper! Here is the tutorial from Splitcoaststampers

In an effort to save paper with a few changes to some of the measurements. I got the idea from
from 321 stamp's blog Theses are her instructions I am sharing with you. Here is what you will change;
  • Start with a 4 1/4" card stock square for the box
  • Score 7/8" from each of the 4 edges (that's INSTEAD OF the 1" in Diana's version)
  • Also adjust the size of the printed Designer Series Paper that's wrapped around the box to make the bag. Mine is 6" by 10 1/2".
  • Lastly I adjusted the size of the strip that's around the bottom of the box/bag. Mine started as 1 1/4" by 10 1/2" and then one long edge was punched with SU's Scallop Border Punch (item # 112091) which then makes it a little narrower.

Stamps- Medallion, Oval all
Paper Whisper White Card stock, Not Quite Navy Card stock and Old Olive Card stock and DSP
Ink Not Quite Navy Craft ink
Accessories Crop a dile, tab, Oval scallop, medium oval, and scallop edge punches, Stampin dimensionals, Scallop oval movers and shapers die, Old Olive ribbon, Sticky strip

Lacy effect at the bottom is done with crop a dile after punching.
Use craft ink as it is a pigment die and will cover DSp better than classic Ink
The movers and shapers dies are wonderful because they coordinate with our punches so you can get wonderful layering! Best new thing I love!

Thanks for looking Virginia I will be posting sporadically next week because I will be at convention Yeah!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Final days of Stampin'up specials!

Last days of specials from Stampin'Up! I will be placing an order on Thursday July 30th So call me or e-mail me if you would like to get your order in.




Special Price



Scallop Edge punch


Scallop Edge Punch



Big Shot Doctor's Bag


Doctor's Bag



Circle Fire Rhinestone brads


Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads




Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware



Heart to Heart punch


Heart to Heart Punch

So the most requested tutorial during the tour was the one for the box,

I will be making this project along with the card at Sherill Graff''s Monday morning shoe box swap preconvention. I just finished doing a lot of the stamping getting ready for this swap. I can't wait to see what every one has done.

Here is the information on how the box was made.


Stamps Tres Chic, Medallion, Itt bitty back grounds, Cherish, Small sentiments, Friends 24/7, Circle circus, Whew that 's a lot of stamps
Paper Kraft, Very Vanilla, Bordering Blue
Ink Creamy Carmel, Bordering Blue craft and classic
Accessories Heart punch, Twill tape, Heart mover and shaper die, Jute, Flower fusion, ice square brad, crop a dile, Petal envelope sizzix die.

I start by cutting four petal envelopes with kraft card stock. Stamp with bordering Blue craft ink and using both the medallion and the tes chic background stamps on two of the kraft envelopes.
When all four are dry I cut off one petal on each envelope
Then using glue I glue all four envelopes together.
Finish by gluing the last petal to the first section and you now have a box
Flip each petal in order and secure bottom with glue, close the top and tie twill tape.
Using the flower fusion die cut a set of flowers. Using a dauber and bordering blue classic ink daub the side of the flower.
Line up flowers, then punch a hole add brad
Make tag glue together and tie using jute to twill tape
Adhere flower to a scallop punched out circle circus design

Enjoy! Virginia Thanks for looking

Saturday, July 25, 2009


I am so excited to be showcasing the Medallion Stamp Set from the Award Winning Stampin' Up! Idea book & Catalog 2009-2010. This Stamp Set is sure to be one of your favorites because of so many wonderful many uses for this background set! The samples below use designer series paper, as well as exclusive Stampin' up inks designed to coordinate with their card stock.

First up Is this cute little gift bag using old olive designer series Paper and Craft inks.

Next up I have been so enjoying all the new in colors So I could not resist the opportunity to share this card showcasing the new Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo and Curry

Last up is a project created using the Petal Sizzix Die to make a box and decorated with....... You guessed it the Medallion Background stamp set! This set is so versatile be sure to stop back the 29 for more information on these projects!

Last but not least is a card to coordinate with the gift box!

Thank you for stopping by I promise to give you more info on the 29th we So subscribe to my feed and you will get a message when ever I publish a new project! Isn't technology great!

Only One more day till the tour!


The Royal Blog Tour is three days long, and you'll be happy it is! There are four tours - a total of 80 fabulous blogs!

That's not all! The Royal Blog Tour Home Page is offering their own Blog Candy. And it is -- a Big Shot Die Cut Machine!!!! Honestly - you don't want to miss this tour!
This drawing is open to all countries represented by Princesses in this tour, including Canada, Australia and the good old USA!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fun Fridays

Well this is the last Fun Friday for a couple of weeks I go to convention next Friday and I will still be at convention the following. I am so excited to be going to stamp camp LOL. That's what my hubby calls convention!

I have tomorrow's project for you to see. It did not make this card I made but I received and we will be using the instructions that came with the card. The talented stamper who made this card is Andrea Buckland a stamping friend from Australia. We met through The late night stampers group. Andrea sent me this card and the instructions as part of a swap that I will be heading up at convention. All participants have sent me a tutorial for a project. I am presently burning well over 100 copies to distribute to the participants! I have made a few extra copies for my Lucky stamp ten groups this fall. So if you are interested why not join my group! You don;t have to be present to participate.

One of my favorite parts of being a demo is all the wonderfully generous people we meet. Andrea was so gracious she converted here tutorial to include both the inches and metric system, isn't that jut toooo wonderful. I am so mathematically challenged don't know if I could have done this. I made this card before but with different results you can see my first attempt here .
Here is Andrea Buckland's card we will be making

If you would like to participate please contact me at Class starts at 11:00 AM and costs $5.00. You can also call me at 315-727-7288. Not able to make it you can purchase the kit (without the stamp set) for $5.00 with the stamp set $37.69 I will mail you the tutorial with supplies to make this lovely card by Andrea Buckland.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New movers and shapers die

I am in love with the new movers and shapers die from Stampin'up! It cuts and scores a card while cutting out a decorative piece from the card front at the same time! The Curly Label die includes a grid on the inside which allows for exact placement of the movable label piece. This die also coordinates with Curly Label Punch Bundle. For this project I used the heart shaper and the heart punch! it is a bit tricky but I am working on a tutorial and promise to share when it is ready!

Thanks for looking Virginia!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Deal of the week!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the week


You can check every Monday here to see the deal of the week. This deal is only good till next Monday morning so get yours today.

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Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.

Order yours today!

Open House Tuesday!

Open House to welcome the new catalog! Lots of fun!
3 great projects See all the new products Pick up your catalog
Come and join in the fun it's free!

Please let me know if you are coming by clicking contact me button to the right of this post so I have enough supplies on hand for you!

EVENT: Open house
DATE/TIME: July 21, 2009,
TIME: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
PLACE: Syracuse
ADDRESS: 4168 Bussey Rd
Syracuse, NY, 13215
PHONE: (315)727-7288
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Here is just one of the great cards we will be making!

See you Tuesday

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Cards

I'm a week behind. I am so busy preparing for swaps for convention. In case you don't know what a swap is here is the low down. I make sample card fronts for convention I get to convention and trade with 6000 women who love stamping as much as I do! I promise to show you some swaps next week. ( I really don't make 6000)

First card up is brought to you by Sherill Graff you see she is a philanthropic stamper! She donates free stuff to stampers can you believe it! I was the lucky recipient in May of $50.00 in free stamping merchandise.

I have been wanting the movers and shapers die and she granted me my wish! Look at what this die can do!

This die cuts a shape any where you want in a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inch area! It is truly amazing and very easy to use.

The Mover and Shaper Die creates a opening anywhere on the card as you can move the die around. Then when you run it through the Big Shot machine, it punches out that shape in the card stock and creases the fold to boot!

To see a video of to great product click here


Paper - Going Gray, Cameo Coral, Whisper white
Stamps - Ever after
Ink - Black Stazon
Accessories - Blender pen, Stamping pastels, Scallop, Heart, and largest oval punch, movers and shapers die, Whisper White ribbon

Dioram cards again

I taught diorama cards last week. Kim was so inspired she made three get a load of these wonderful cards. Like Mother Like Daughter! (Kim is Jan's daughter two very talented ladies!)

First one up Is a card made with Rich Razzelberry and Curry two of the new in colors. I wish I had bought this set It is toooo Cute love all the fisheys swimming!

And this one is soooo cute with the cast of characters!

This was Kim's first one love the jeep in the background!

Thanks for sharing Kim tomorrow I will share with you some new cards!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Deal of the week


You can check every Monday here to see the deal of the week. This deal is only good till next Monday morning so get yours today.

Deal of the Week: Square Fire Rhinestone BradsAdd sparkle to your projects with our Square Fire Rhinestone brads. From July 13–19, they're just $6.99—over 30% off the regular price of $10.95!

Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.

Wow what are you waiting For! Square brads at 30% 0ff Give me some Now!

Friday Class

Last Friday we made wonderful Gift boxes Here are some of the great projects that were made First up is My sister in Law Kathleen

Isn't lovely! She added a wonderful little bow!

Next up is Kim She made hers with this cute paper and I love the center piece. Kim made some wonderful Diorama cards that I am featuring tomorrow!

Jan is Up next you have been treated to her work in the past and here box. She topped it off with a layered flower she made lovely as well!

Class this week is going to be the project below cost is $5.00 so don't forget to sign up just so I can make sure to have the supplies on hand for you.

Thanks for looking Virginia
My son is riding across the country on a bicycle please be careful when you drive! to see his progress check out this site

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Summer class Friday July 10th

Well it's time to join a class! Tomorrow is the gift box shown below. Class cost is $5.00 and you can choose the the paper and if you want an oval or a round box. please call or e-mail if you would like to join. Can't make it but would like all the supplies and easy instructions. You can Purchase the class for the same price just add $4.00 for shipping Contact me at

Friday July 10th project

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Project for Friday July 18th project I will tell you more about this class next week

Thanks for looking!
My son is on a cross country bicycle tour Please be careful when you drive.

Thank You
Virginia Killmore

Late Night Stampers Design Team
Stampin'Up Web site
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I love what I do and I love sharing it with you

Monday, July 06, 2009

Fourth of July Diorama card!

Last week I made this card while I was showing others how a diorama card is made thought it was appropriate for the fourth!


Paper-Brilliant blue, Real Red, Whisper White

Accessories – Large and small Star punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punches, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Sunday, July 05, 2009

My Nephews Help set the table for the fourth!

My nephews Marcelo and Chris are visiting and their cousin Mike helped making silverware packets for the fourth! It was great fun and I was so thrilled with their help. It took no more than 10 minutes and we had such a nice table setting with their help.
project starts with 4 1/4 X 11 piece of brilliant blue card stock folded it in half. We then folded the front flap down about 1 1/2 inches. Stamped stars allover the front in brilliant blue. Wrapped a 1" strip of real red card stock and adhered a star to the red strip. We then tied a length of twill tape around the folded flap to secure pouch. that's it easy peasy and fun to boot. thanks guys for stepping up!


Paper-Brilliant blue, Real Red

Ink - Brilliant blue

Stamps - Sporting

Accessories – Star punch, Twill ribbon

Thanks for looking tomorrow I will show you a diorama card i made for the fourth!! Thanks for looking Virginia

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Fourth!

Happy fourth of July if you live in the US. We are at home with my brother and his family visiting. We had lots of family fun today. My nephews even helped with table decorations which I will show you tomorrow.

Here are two little 3x3 cards that I had as part of the gift cone.


Paper-Brilliant blue, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink - Brilliant blue, Real Red

Stamps - All Sports, Sanded

Accessories – Scallop and medium oval punch Twill ribbon

Thanks for looking tomorrow I will tell you about table decorations my nephews helped me with!! Thanks for looking Virginia

Friday, July 03, 2009

It's the fourth Time to have fun!

Wow what a busy week. I bet you thought because I had summer vacation I would post all week long! Well My week started out with my Stampin ‘Up retirement party. Followed by Website training and then I’m up to my elbows in swaps for convention! Thursday was ladies lunch day with my friends from school. Whew and it’s Friday and I have barely stamped for fun this week. But I just spent an hour downstairs and I have some cool projects to share with you this weekend. First up is a cone that I was inspired by Laura Lipe. She is participating in a demonstrator swap that I am coordinating. This was her project idea and below is my version of her project. The instructions are pretty easy.


Paper-Brilliant blue, Real Red, Whisper White

Accessories – Scallop punch, sticky tape, large eyelets Crop-a-dille, Real red Ribbon, Small and Large Star Punches, Crimper

Thanks for looking tomorrow I will tell you about the cards! Thanks for looking Virginia

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