Sending Gingerbread Smiles

Time for a bi-weekly Design Team card for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!

Here is our cool sketch to get you going –

Challenge #297. Optional theme : Window

Mmmmm. This had me stumped. No kidding. I looked at it. And, looked at it. Did a little pondering.

After some deep thought about it, I came up with this –

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Such a cute little number! And, it has a window!!

My store manager will be out for several weeks from surgery. So, I thought this might be a little perk up for her!

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I put the little gingerbread on the inside.

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I used a window sheet for a ‘window’ too! Although very difficult to photograph! It also added stability to the card. It really needed it as it’s a bit floppy.

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All in all, it will make her smile!

I mean, c’mon – wouldn’t you if you received this?

Back to the sketch. Yes, a challenging one, but, you can do it! Come join us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday! You can link up on our blog or Facebook!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Hot Chocolate for a Nacho

Ha- Ha- Silly title!

I’ve got a busy crafting November that’s why I’m not posting everyday as usual.

Between a Card Buffet, Christmas Card Class and a Holiday Fair – I barely have time to breathe!

I’m creating items for the Holiday Fair and one is a hot chocolate packet. I decided to use these colors from Nacho Average Challenges for a little inspiration –

Some nice, subtle colors.

I created this sweet little number –

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Luckily, we had hot chocolate packets in the pantry. After all, it IS Texas and we are still at 95 degrees here!

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I was also fortunate enough that the packet matched the color scheme! How cool is that?!?!

This was just really fun to create and will be a hit at the Holiday Fair!

Please leave a comment. I love to read comments!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Mummy, Trick or Treat

Now. Halloween. That’s a holiday I’m totally down with this October 25th!

(That’s a reference to Mondays post, lol!)

At the Card Buffet this past weekend, one of the choices were these adorable earrings that you’ve seen all over the interweb –

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cute, Cute, CUTE!!!!!!!

Ans, so easy!! I created this nifty little packaging from some retired Stampin’ Up cello bags! Adorable. Just adorable.

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The earrings poked right through the card stock.

I loved to ‘ear’ what you think!!! Ha-Ha!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler October Blog Hop

Finally made time to join this wonderful blog hop again, the Wacky Watercooler!

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Our theme is fall, of course!

I created a nice little array of items.

The first is a simple, elegant card –

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Love these colors together! Very elegant and classy!

The third is a wonderful interactive card –

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Pull up on the viewable area to see this –

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…and did you see that the adorable main focal image moved up to?

Lastly, I always make some sort of Gratitude Journal for myself and as a Card Buffet item around this time. Here is the one for this year –

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Inside it has 10 sheets of paper to notate what you are ‘grateful’ for. This is one of our Tag A Bag Gift Bags folded over and decorated.

I would love to read what you think about my Blog Hop projects before moving on to the next blog! And, if you attend my Card Buffet this weekend, you may or may not see these projects again, just sayin’!

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In case you needed to see the previous one, Christine, again.

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To continue on to Heidi’s blog.

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In case you need to see who you missed!

Thanks for joining us this month! Card supplies listed below.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Give Thanks

  • Suite Seasons stamp set
  • Very Vanilla, Island Indigo card stocks
  • Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Gold Foil
  • Island Indigo Ink
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
Slider Thankful Card
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, Acorny Thank You
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Kraft Rope Trim
  • Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Shimmer White card stocks
  • StazOn  Black Ink, Early Espresso Ink
Grateful Journal
  • Vintage Leaves stamp set
  • Leaflets Framelits, Season Frame Thinlits (currently on Clearance Rack!!)
  • Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags
  • Copper Foil Sheets
  • Seasonal Frame Thinlits
  • Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Crushed Curry card stocks
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Cajun Craze and Garden Green Inks

October Catalog Favorites, Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Welcome fall! Cooler temps. Pumpkins. Rustling leaves.

……and the first of three posts! This is for Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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You might have came from Anna Masciovecchio to visit me.

Our theme this month is Mini Catalog favorites. As many of you have seen the Stampin’ Up Holiday mini catalog, it’s probably the whole book, right? Well, I had to narrow it down a bit.

My favorites would have to be some stamp sets, a punch, some of the DSP, the trims and the new foil.

I created a little holiday treat bag ensemble to show them off –

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Can you say,  A D O R A B L E ????

I made four bags that would be appropriate to use over the next few months for treats, small gifts or even a gift card!

They all have the same size wrap around band and a velcro closure. I also placed a firm piece of cardboard in the bottom to give the bag more stability. Measurements are at the end.

This first bag is really a fall/winter treat bag. It never really get that cold here for cable knit sweaters……..but, I love this Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder to create the look of one!

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I paired it with the new Copper Foil. It’s such a much have! Here a made a ‘button’ to show it off. Couldn’t you image hot chocolate or s’mores treats in this?? So so cozy!

The Halloween bag is pretty simple. So great for spooky treats!

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I used the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set in and the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. Because I used a blender pen to add some detail to the mummy, I stamped him in Staz On first then onto Shimmery White Card Stock. This paper works nicely with the blender pen.

For fall/thanksgiving, I went with this little detailed scarecrow on the bag –

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I used Serene Scenery DSP for this one. (It’s in the larger catalog.) I also used my blender pen and a few ink pads to color him in on Shimmery White Card Stock. He’s sooo cute! The new Kraft Rope trim helped to add lots of detail to his arms and legs. Looks like real straw, right?

The Christmas bag finishes off the ensemble

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It’s nothing too fussy. By the time Christmas rolls around, no one has much time or energy to craft! It’s a simple stamped image detailed with a piece ribbon on the side.

Now that you’ve seen my treat bags, here’s how I created them.

Treat Bag Basic –

  • start with Kraft Tag a Bag Gift bags
  • remove 1/8th off the bottom to open bag up
  • on the bottom, score at 1 1/2, parallel to bottom
  • rotate twice, score 1 1/2 from top (the outer most part of the serrated curve)
  • parallel to the outer edge, cut 1″ up to score line
  • repeat for other side
  • fold ‘bottom’ score lines inward creating bottom
  • sides remain puffy to flat towards the top
  • fold down top score line
  • inside piece for the sturdy cardboard bottom 2 5/8 x 2

Bag Band –

  • 2 x 8 1/2 strip of card stock
  • 2 DSP pieces, 2 x 1 3/4 and 2 3/4 x 1 3/4
  • adhere to outside flaps

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Pretty simple? Please email me if you have any questions!

Now that you’ve seen a sampling of some of my favorites, head on over to Anne Power to see what her favorites are!

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Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy Halloween Skellie, CCMC423

Thursday. Time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge.

We have a great layout challenge today –

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This one will go into my ‘go-to’ sketches file on one of my Pinterest boards. I love it! It’s a classic layout.

I decided to create another Halloween themed card. I’m startin’ to feel that fall spirit!

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It uses some new products that are just adorable!!!

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This little skellie is just too cute – especially embossed!! To make him stand out more, I raised him up on dimensionals.

I’d love to read what you think about this quick and easy Halloween card!??

I’d also love to see you participate in our sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! They are so much fun! And, we have great ideas from our Design Team too! Come check us out!

Supplies used –

  • Stamp Set – Spooky Fun (N), Cookie Cutter Halloween (N)
  • DSP – Halloween Night Specialty (N)
  • Card Stock – Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black
  • Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento, Versamark
  • Punches – Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
  • Other – White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Happy Stampin’
Libby