Thursday, October 21, 2010

Polished Stone meets Elegant Lines

     Do you see the Gold, Rich Razzleberry, and Elegant Eggplant colors all swirled together?  This is called the Polished Stone Technique.  I just love all the color combinations you can make using this technique.  They're all just  beautiful. 
     I  saw a card using a different color of Polished Stone and embossed using the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder and knew I had to re-create this card with my own personal stamping style, of course.  I added jewels basic rhinestones on the left side for a little extra sparkle.  I stamped the Perfect Punches stamp set with White Craft Ink on the Elegant Eggplant, then punched it out with the Scallop Oval Punch and attached it to the Decorative Label Punch in Brushed Gold.  This is not your average Thank You card, but is perfect for a special occasion.  Best of all, you just need to change the stamp for a totally different occasion!
     This is also a card we'll be making at our Card Club on Monday night.  For more information, call me at (309) 221-0978.

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Let Mr. Owl help you keep your page!


I've seen others use very large paper clips to make bookmarks, but didn't venture into the idea very far until recently.  While shopping at the office supply store, I found some 4" gold paperclips, and decided to try for myself.  I liked the results so much, that I decided my card club members should try it, as well.  They were a big hit!  I've also ordered several dozen silver paperclips that should be arriving by early next week.  Guess what ideas I'll be thinking of doing? 

Of course, you don't have to use the owl punch, but isn't he cute?  There are many different ideas and color combinations available to suit just about any taste.  What a cute gift idea for that special reader in your life!

Happy Stamping,

Twila

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Matchbox Die Dresser

Looking for a cute gift idea for the ladies in your life?  This simple, yet elegant 'dresser' is perfect for those small trinkets that collect on the dresser or desk.  It isn't really that difficult to make, just a little time consuming.  The main supply used here is the Big Shot DieCut Machine, along with the Bigz XL Matchbox Die.  The 'mirror' backing is the Bigz Top Note Die.  The 'mirror' itself is made using the XL Decorative Label Punch, then embossed using the Vintage Embossing Folder.  The 'dresser knobs' are the Fire and Ice brads from last year's catalog.  The decorating possibilities for this are endless!

Enjoy!  and Happy Stamping,

Twila

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Digital Downloads

If you're a fan of Stampin' Up! and My Digital Studio, then I have some great news for you!  There are now new downloads!  How many programs do you buy that allow you to keep updating and upgrading the content?  Yes, these downloads have a fee, but they're very inexpensive for what you get.  Check out the information below:


My favorite of these is the 'Deck the Halls Photocard Digital Kit'

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio

October 12, 2010 Our digital downloads for the month of October are here! If you would like to view our complete list of My Digital Studio download offerings, go to the customer homepage, click on Store, then Digital Crafting.

 Item  Description  Image  Price
122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit   $7.95
122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit   $9.95
122176 Deck the Halls Photocard Digital Kit   $3.95
122177 Candy Cane Lane Photocard Digital Kit   $3.95
123728 Celebrations Digital Kit   $9.95
122166 Brad Add-On Pack   $0.95 





Monday, October 11, 2010

Fancy Favor Die

 One of the things I like most about the Big Shot and Dies offered by Stampin' Up! is the versatility!  You can make so many different things with just a few tools!  These pictures show two projects I recently completed using the Bigz XL Fancy Favor Die.  This die creates a box with a fancy finish to the top, which may not seems like much at first, but in reality, can  be used for many different projects.

This picture on the top left is an example of a luminary I designed recently for my monthly Card Club, and is one of four projects we made.  The 'candle' on the inside is battery operated, so it's perfectly safe for this paper luminary.  These candles can be purchased at many different locations, especially craft stores.

The next project is cut from a metal sheet and lined with Designer Series Paper, which adds a little strength and stability.  Again, the metal sheets were purchased elsewhere, and you'll probably be seeing more projects made with different colors.  This particular project is made to sit on a desk for pencils or notepaper, and is a gift for someone special.  For added pizazz, I also ran the front of the metal through the Big Shot using an embossing folder.  Won't it look nice on the office desk?  I also personalized the front by adding an initial, using the same DSP from the inside lining.  Are you looking for some unique gifts for that special someone in your life?  Do you want to learn how to make these yourself?  Give me a call at (309) 221-0978, and we'll talk about options.

Don't forget to check out the clearance rack!  Stampin' Up! recently added over 200 items to the list and they're only while supplies last!  Click HERE to find out more!

Happy Stamping,

Twila








Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Clearance Rack






Clearance Rack Blitz

October 5, 2010 As you know, the Clearance Rack has been operational for over a year now, and demonstrators and customers alike are finding it a great place to discover discontinued Stampin' Up! merchandise for fantastic prices. Now, from October 5-18, we're adding over two hundred more discontinued items--some at up to 80 percent off--to help us make room in the Distribution Center for new products!