January Pumpkin Mini Cards

Off to a little Monday paper crafting to start your week?

Here’s a bit of inspiration for you. I received my January Paper Pumpkin. I was in love with the thickness of the cards provided. Lots of embellishments on two card stock sticker sheets too. Even included four doilies. I should have taken an overview picture of the kit contents, but I was just too excited to get to playin’ with this kit.

This was project one that I made from two of the cards. I trimmed the 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 cards down to 2 1/2 x 2 1/2. So, it made four mini cards.

And, just look how I embellished them. I only used the contents of the kit and a pair of scissors! That’s it! For me, that is the fun of these kits. Use only the supplies provided to create something over the top.

I thought these would make excellent cards to sneak in the hubby’s lunch kit or to set by the morning coffee. Little cards like this have such a big impact.

Take a look at them and let me know what you think.

And, just wait until you see project two I made with the rest of the kit! You can subscribe to My paper Pumpkin here!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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A Gift for You

Happy Monday mornin’ to you –

Getting ready for those last-minute quick gifts? Need something to put those last-minute gifts into? Well, check out my share for today. It’s really quick and easy to ‘wrap’ up a gift card.

Can you guess what it is? Look closer. Yes, It’s a toilette paper tube recycled into a gift card holder! Clever, huh?

Easy too! I just used the Season of Style DSP Stack and wrapped these up, literally. The insert is the back sheet from DSP paper packs, card board like. Very nice and clean. Made these at my December Holiday Card Buffet and also for a Jingle Mingle I attended. These were great sellers.

With the simple addition of the tag and some Washi Tape – these are done in no time.

I added two Dimensionals to one side to adhere the gift card. Nifty.

Take a try at these and let me know what you think.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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The Gift of Coffee

Giving the gift of coffee this year? Again? In the form of a gift card?

Well, if you are, the take a look at my share today. It was from my December Holiday Card Buffet. Nice, huh?

And, of course, it was made with the, currently on sale, Pop’n Cuts Die! I just love this die! I have used it almost as much as the Top Note!

I had stamped the lid and the band on scraps for everyone before the class. So they just stamped the whole cup again and cut out all those pieces. The oval is one of Stampin’ Up’s dies, the Oval Framelits and the DSP is the ever popular Season of Style.

It was a really quick card when it was said and, of course done. It was a favorite. Why? Because it’s too cute, or because coffee gift cards are ever so popular? You tell me.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Pink Polka Dot Christmas

Think you’re seeing double? Well, you are. I have a double post of sorts today.

The first card shown is from my Christmas Card Class. It’s just so lovely, right?

It was made from the Season of Style DSP Stack, some retired Melon Mambo Ribbon, Christmas Messages stamp set, and the Chalk Talk Framelits. Easy peasy.  I always like to throw in an unexpected pop of color in these type of classes.

I had a kit or two leftover from the class. So. Waste not. Want not. Hence the gift card holder for my December Holiday Card Buffet was created! And, it was a popular choice.

The gift card holder could be Christmas or non-Christmas. I thought it was cool how it incorporated the Envelope Punch Board on a more narrow card creating the file folder style card. What do you think?

I once again used the retired Melon Mambo Ribbon, but this time added the Festive Flurry stamp set and coordinating framelits. The Vintage Designer faceted Buttons gave just enough of a ‘pop’ to this little gem. The Petite Pairs stamp set worked just perfectly for this smaller spaced greeting.

As you can see, when opened, the gift card holder uses the ‘W’ fold to form the slot to hold the gift card.

I love the challenge of recreating cards from extra supplies. In this case, it was nice to have the coordinating projects. Some like the matchy matchy Christmas stuff! Like me, of course!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Christmas Card Class for 2013

What a late post, huh? I know, I know – I spent too much time on the Clearance Rack Blitz today!

Not really. But, I did go and catch some of the fabulous deals.

I’ve just been really busy. Shortly before Thanksgiving, I held my first ever, Christmas Card Class. One low price for some high styled cards. See the spread below.

I had such a great time designing these. That is truly where I get my thrill as a demonstrator – designing my own cards (and projects). These were no different. Over the next few days, I’ll be posting these individually.

Please leave a comment as you take a look. I love comments!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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December Holiday Card Buffet

Are you one of those people who love to give gift cards during the holidays? Then my Holiday Card Buffet would have been for you!

Take a look at these awesome designs I came up with below. I had 6 gift card styles to choose from, with one being a treat holder as well. I also made 2 Christmas cards as well. By far, the gift card holders were the popular choices.

I will post up close pictures and details over the coming week. Now, off to make what’s left!

Love to read your thoughts and comments!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Happy First Birthday Mia

Happy FIRST Birthday to my dear niece Mia.

Ah, this is a day late, but I was hard at work on my first ever Christmas Card Class. I set this to post for the wrong date. Oh well, it happens.

The star of this little show, other than the birthday girl herself, is the number ‘1’ on the card. In Libby fashion, it’s a sterling silver James Avery Charm. I started Mia a charm bracelet as a shower gift. And, you have to celebrate the ‘first’ birthday! This will be fabulous when she is 16!

I punched a Postage Stamp square and layered a  1″Square on top of that. My Paper Pierce Tool worked well to make tiny holes to thread White Baker’s Twine to attach the charm. It’s adorable!

From there I just layered patterned paper. I worked backwards, honestly. After I got my main piece ready, I had to decide what size card base to put it on. I knew I wanted to create a matching envelope, so I went with a retired 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 envelope, making my card 4 x 4.

The main image it offset a bit. To balance that, I added the 3/8″ Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon. Done. And done adorably!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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