Friday, November 30, 2012

Scentsational Season Samples

Today I have some Scentsational Season Samples for you (how's that for alliteration?)  This is such an adorable stamp set from the Holiday Catalog - and it also has coordinating Framelits Dies, making stamping and cutting out your images quick and easy!
 From Millan.Net
Most of these cards came from the Stampin' Up! Regional held in Lansing earlier this month, so I don't know all the creator(s).  If you recognize your card, please contact me and let me know so I can give you proper credit!

This first card was created by my friend Lou Ann Cruttenden.  She always has such great ideas.  She took the Core'dinations Card Stock in Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, and Early Espresso and scored it using the Simply Scored.  Don't you love the various patterns?  It's so eye-catching!  The "Merry Christmas" comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

This one has the candy cane and gingerbread man embossed so they really pop!  The center strip is three layers - Early Espresso card stock, 7/8" Natural Cotton Ribbon, and Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon.  The Merry Christmas is stamped inside one of the images from the Four Frames stamp set.  The paper is from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack in the Holiday Catalog.

This one does double-duty!  It's not only a card...

but it also holds a packet of hot cocoa mix and a candy cane!  Yum!
From Millan.Net

This one is also a holder for a packet of hot chocolate.  You simply pull up on the ribbon and it slides right up like magic!

 From Millan.Net

Around the holidays, are you always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends? At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.

Holiday Packaging Bundle - Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle - Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle - Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
And for your entertainment, here is a cute video that Stampin' Up! made:
Now if we could just get someone to do the shopping for us! From Millan.Net

Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fall Broom Centerpiece and More Ornaments!

I can't believe that I forgot to show you this adorable fall broom centerpiece.  I made it awhile ago and promptly put it on display, but I forgot to take pictures of it first.  It IS still Fall, so I'm really not all that late, am I?
 From Millan.Net
So here is my Fall Broom Centerpiece.

Close-up of the letters on the leaf.
Wonderfall stamp set
Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso Core'dinations Paper, Crumb Cake card stock
Raspberry Ripple and Soft Suede inks
Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Petal Cone Bigz Die, Woodgrain TIEF
Linen Thread, Stampin' Sanding System

I got the tutorial from Create with Connie and Mary.  You should be able to access it HERE.  Very easy step-by-step instructions (with pictures!) so it's easy to see how to make it.

From Millan.Net

And I have had some more ladies come over to learn how to make the Holiday ornaments.  Here are my latest ones:

I made this one with Daffodil Delight to match my stamp room walls.

I don't think I'll ever get tired of making these ornaments!  Each one looks so pretty and different from the others.  Do you have a favorite?  I think I've made six now (or maybe it's seven).  As long as I'm teaching someone how to make an ornament, I figure I may as well make one myself, right?

Until next time...

 Jayne Stenstrom 
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Time to Get Your Mittens Out!

Up here in the "mitten state", we've finally had weather where we need to wear our mittens.  That's rather unusual for us, so I know we'll be paying for it at the end of winter.  Oh, well.
 From Millan.Net

But I have some adorable samples to show you today that use the Make a Mitten stamp set from the Holiday Catalog and the coordinating Mitten Builder Punch.  You don't need cold weather to make use of these!

This is a tri-fold card card that I made.  It uses the Be of Good Cheer designer series paper (which is on sale through this Wednesday!).  The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, and Very Vanilla.  I also used the 1/4" Sweater Trim from the Holiday Catalog.  The Merry Christmas comes from More Merry Messages.

The next couple of cards were ones that I saw at my friend's house.  We had gone to the Stampin' Up! Lansing Regional a couple of weeks ago, so I think a lot of the cards you will be seeing in the next few weeks will be from there.  I don't always know the creator of the card, but I can usually figure out what was used to make the cards.  So if you have any questions, just shoot me an e-mail.
From Millan.Net

 I love how the mittens are "holding" the mug of hot cocoa.  It reminds me of when I was a little kid and came in from playing in the snow.  (Although I'm pretty sure my mom made us take our mittens off before we had any hot cocoa.)
 From Millan.Net

I love the multiple colors on the mittens on this card.  So cute!

So even if you aren't living in a place where mittens are part of your regular winter wear, you can use them in your stamping and scrapping projects for a cute touch!
From Millan.Net

Stay warm!  Until next time...
 Jayne Stenstrom 
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Push Pops (Chocolate of Course!)


Have you seen Push Pops around?  If you're a Pinterest addict, I'm sure you've seen them.  I didn't have any idea what they were until a group that I'm part of did a bulk buy on the containers.  Of course, I had to get some.
From Millan.Net

Of course, just because I had the containers didn't mean I used them right away.  From Millan.Net  (I'm sure that NEVER happens to you, right?)  But I decided to make some up and give them to my roommates when we went to Lansing recently for the Stampin' Up! Regional (more on that in a future posting).

So here's what they looked like:
I typed up the little saying to go on the outside, punched it with the Scallop Oval Punch and stamped a leaf from French Foliage on it.  I tied Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon around the base and used Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine to attach the saying.

The top image comes from the Mixed Medley stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.  It's stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla card stock.

Don't they look festive?  It's the mini M&M's on top!  (I love my friends - I even share my M&M's with them!)
 From Millan.Net
Inside each Push Pop are layers of mini brownies, mini chocolate chip cupcakes, chocolate frosting, vanilla frosting, and mini M&M's.  I hauled mine all the way to Lansing and back before eating it a few days later.  It was actually quite good!  I hope the other girls enjoyed theirs as much as I did.  And the container can just be washed out and re-used over and over.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had too much to eat and it was all wonderful.  How's a girl supposed to lose any weight with all of these yummy foods around?  In fact, I think I'm hungry for a little snack right now...
From Millan.Net

Until next time...

 Jayne Stenstrom 
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Monday, November 12, 2012

More Club Projects

Do you feel neglected? It wasn't on purpose. Well, in a way it was. I was at the Stampin' Up! Regional held in Lansing this weekend.  So while I didn't intend to neglect my blog readers, I DID intend to be gone, but I'm back now, so don't despair.
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I wanted to show you the other projects that we made at stamp club last month.  First off was the Three Fold Card.  Everyone loved it!  (We actually made the one on the right, but I ran out of that DSP, so I made the blue one.)

Here's a better view of the card.  The flower in the center is from Button Buddies and is "rock-n-rolled" with Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze to get the two-tone look.
Button Buddies and Petite Pairs stamp sets
Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla card stock
International Bazaar DSP, Brights Designer Buttons, Island Indigo Baker's Twine
1-3/4" Scallop Circle and 1" Square Punches
Simply Scored Scoring Tool

The other card we made was this Trifold Card with a twist.  The twist is the use of the Labels Collection Framelits for the right side of the card.

Here's what it looks like when it's opened:
Ornament Keepsakes stamp set
VersaMark and Cherry Cobbler ink pads
Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla card stock
Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper
Holiday Ornaments Framelits and Large Scallop Edgelits Dies
Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Clear Emboss Powder, Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Basic Pearls

Any questions?  Just shoot me an e-mail.

Until next time...
Jayne Stenstrom 
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mini Treat Tote Box with Instructions

I have THE most adorable box to show today!  I don't always have a lot of time to look at other blogs, even though I would LOVE to spend the day doing so.  So when another stamper showed this cute tote box at one of our meetings and gave us the link to a video on how to make it, I couldn't wait!
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My club ladies made this little box when we got together last month.  I even supplied the candy to go inside!  (I know - can you believe it?)  These are each made from only a half-sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock and use only two glue dots to hold them together.
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Here is the box that everyone made - semi-side view:
Front view:
Supplies used:  
French Foliage and Mixed Medley stamp sets
Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso dye inks
Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock
1-1/4" Scallop Circle and 3/4" Circle Punches
1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon (in Holiday Catalog) and Linen Thread

Here are the basic instructions:
·         Cut cardstock to 5-1/2” by 8-1/2”
·         Stamp cardstock if desired.
·         Score on the 8-1/2” side at:
o   1-3/4”
o   3-1/2”
o   5”
o   6-3/4”
·         Turn and score on the 5-1/2” side at:
o   1-1/2”
o   4”
·         Fold at score lines toward the center piece.
·         Cut on the thick lines; remove the pieces marked.
o   Note that on ONE END you will cut about ½” off of the two flaps.
·         Punch holes for the handles using the “Small Oval Punch”.
·         Fold up one side at a time with the glue dot piece being the last piece folded over.
·         Add ribbon or other embellishments as desired.
·         Holds at least two “Fun Size” candy bars. 

If you are a visual learner, you can go to Dawn O's blog HERE and watch a video that she did on how to make these.

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Here's the box we made along with another one I did using Orchard Harvest DSP to decorate the side and Seasonal Sayings for the "tag".

Like I said, aren't they adorable?  I know you're going to want to make some too.  And if you're like me, you probably bought some of that Halloween candy when it was half-off after the holiday, so now you have a perfect little box to put a few candy bars in. . .that is, if you can part with any of them.
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Until next time...
 Jayne Stenstrom 
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