Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gold Glitz Star

At my Catalog Kick off Party way back at the beginning of June, I had a New Catalog Scavenger Hunt for people to participate in.  I had fun watching them search through the new catalog for the answers to the 15 questions I had and even more fun watching and listening to them speculate on the answer of the bonus question...What is Lisa's favorite new In Color!  Only 2 people got it right...Blackberry Bliss!  Everyone that participated was promised a sparkly prize.

I surprised them with this fun little prize in with their orders!  They each got a container of the new Gold Glitz Dazzling Details.  I packaged them up in 4x6 Cello Bags tied with some new Night of Navy Seam Binding (I am SO excited about this color of seam binding!) and attached a simple circle tag!

The stamp I used is from a special demonstrator stamp set and I thought it was perfect for this occasion!  I stamped the image with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and then punched it out with the 1 3/4" Circle punch.  I finished it off by adding some of the Gold Glitz to two of the stars!

Simple, sweet and fun!  Have an inspired day!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Designer Series Paper Mini Pouches

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today  I have another of my convention swaps to share.  I always have cards to swap, but I really love swapping little 3D projects the most, so I make sure to have some at every event! 

This year I travelled to convention with 3 of my friends and we drove!  It's about a 12 hour drive for us and it's always so fun to road trip with fun that it doesn't really feel like it takes 12 hours!!!!  This year I didn't drive so I prepped my swaps to make in the car on the way!

My traveling swap making shop!!!!
The only downside is the curvy, mountain roads that we drive on part of the way...beautiful scenery, not so conducive for swap assembly!!!

My inspiration for this project came from my good friend Becky Roberts.  She had posted these darling little pouches on her blog a while back and I fell in love!

The pouch on the left was made with the All Abloom DSP stack, which is what I used for my swaps.  The one on the right was made with the Moonlight DSP stack and is the version my stamp club members did this month.

The pouch is pretty basic and uses 1 full sheet of DSP from the little stacks (so, a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 piece).  After doing the scoring, folding and sticking, I ran them through the Big Shot with the Finishing Touches Edgelit. I will admit that I bought those Edgelits a loooong time ago and had never used them until this assured they will be used more now!!!!

Here's a little template I drew up so you can make these super cute pouches at home!

Basically you score at 1, 1 1/2 and 2, 4, 4 1/2 and 5.  Then turn your DSP and score at 1/2". I've marked the parts you need to cut off on the template!  Easy peasy!

Shopping List
Stamps:  Num-Num
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey (or other colors that coordinate with your DSP)
Cardstock:  colors that coordinate with the DSP that you choose
DSP:  All Abloom and/or Moonlight 
Accessories:  Rhinestones or Pearls
Tools:  Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Decorative Label punch, Extra Large Oval punch, Banner punch & Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (flower), Stampin' Sponges, Simply Scored or Trimmer with Scoring Blade

Head on over to my online store with the shopping list to get everything you need to create these fun little pouches at home!  Don't forget that DSP is on sale this month....Buy 3, Get 1 FREE (sadly, this doesn't include the awesome little DSP stacks).  And, when you place your order online remember to use the hostess code CZKJ2ZAD to be entered to win a pack of washi tape!

Have an inspired day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Park Lane Starburst Technique

Hi everyone!  Today I'm going to share a super fun  and easy technique that is perfect for using up scraps of Designer Paper!

At my last Stamp & Share with my downline we learned about the Starburst technique and made some cards with it.  Everyone loved it so I decided to share it with my clubs this month too!

Here's a little step-by-step for you:
  • start with 4 or 5 scraps of DSP cut to 1 1/2 x 4
  • cut your rectangles of DSP on the diagonal so that you end up with 2 triangles
  • place your triangles on your cardstock so they look like a starburst or sunburst.
  • embellish and finish your card
And, I did up a quick video for you too so you can see the card come together!

Here's one more example of this technique.  This one uses the Moonlight DSP stack.

This is such a fun technique.  Give it a try and let me know how it turns out for ya!

Until the end of July, DSP is on sale!  For every 3 packs you purchase you get an additional pack FREE!  So, head on over to my online store with the shopping list and place your order today.  Don't forget to use the hostess code CZKJ2ZAD for a chance to win a pack of washi tape!

Shopping List

Stamps:  Chalk Talk
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss
DSP:  Park Lane
Accessories:  Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Calypso Coral Seam Binding
Tools:  Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

Have an inspired day!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

All Abloom Lots of Thanks

Happy Sunday!  I'm on my way back from the annual Stampin' Up! convention and I am exhausted!  My brain is FULL of fabulous ideas, I saw so many of my stamping friends that I don't get to see very often, I made new stamping friends and had a GREAT road trip with my girls!

Today I'm sharing a super simple card with you that my clubs did in June.  A version of this card ended up being one of my swap cards for convention.  You may be asking, "Swap card Lisa?  What's that?"!  Whenever demonstrators get together we swap card fronts.  It's like trading ideas....and I'm coming home with a bunch that I can't wait to display at my events for the next little while!

I love so many things about this card...the color combination (Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow & Island Indigo), the DSP (All Abloom), the layout and the simplicity of it!  It's a basic Crumb Cake card base with a little bit of stamping.  I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to make the splatters as well as the strip of diagonal lines.  There's a scrap of DSP (All Abloom) along the bottom and also a strip of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I added some white Baker's Twine and then made a medallion to hilight my sentiment (from Lots of Thanks).  I love the look of the piece cut with the Starburst framelit to mat the circles.  It's nice to have a great circle shape that's not a scallop!

You can find everything you need to make this card in my online store.  Head on over there with the shopping list and place your order today!

Shopping List
Stamps:  Lots of Thanks, Gorgrous Grunge
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Island Indigo
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White
DSP:  All Abloom
Accessories:  White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones
Tools:  Big Shot, Starburst and Circles Framelits, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder

And while you're shopping, remember that DSP is Buy 3 Get 1 Free this month!  Now is definitely the time to stock up on all the gorgeous DSP in the catalog!

Have an inspired day!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Flashback Gusseted Pouch

Today I want to share some special swaps that I made for convention.  I always do up some swaps for general swapping and then a few special ones for my good friends!

While surfing Pinterest one evening, I came across the cutest little gusseted pouches made by Diane Barnes over at Color Me Happy!  She's a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Australia!  I followed her basic instructions pretty closely and only made one change.  Here's what I came up with.

I love how they turned out!  I used the Flashback DSP again for these (I'm loving this DSP....the colors, the designs...I just love it!). 

Here's some basic measurements and instructions:
  • start with a 6x6 piece of DSP
  • line it up at 2 1/4", punch and score (on the envelope punch board)
  • line it up at 3 1/4", punch and score
  • turn the DSP 90 degrees, line up the first score line with the guide, punch and score
  • line up the second score line with the guide, punch (don't score)
  • turn the DSP 90 degrees, line up at 2 1/4", punch and score
  • line it up at 3 1/2", punch and score
  • turn the DSP 90 degrees, line up the first score line with the guide, punch and score
  • line up the second score line with the guide, punch (don't score)
You then fold it up and embellish.  I have a video for you to follow too with all the little extras I did.  Before I show you that, let me show you what I put in them!

Each pouch has 2 mint patties which I prettied up with some punched cardstock and DSP.  So cute!

Here's the video tutorial.

For the month of July, Designer Paper is on sale.  Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!  I used the Flashback DSP for this project, but there are so many fun options with DSP this year that I'm sure you will have no problem choosing 4...or 8, or 12!!!!!  Head on over to my online store and order some DSP today.  Don't forget to use the hostess code CZKJ2ZAD so you can be entered to win some washi tape!

Have an inspired day!