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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Trio Punch Wreath

I can't take credit for this idea but isn't it beautiful?  This is a card I made at a workshop.  It's made with the Trio Punch...The colors are Real Red and Certainly Celery.  The wreath is made of Certainly Celery and Old Olive with Real Red Brads.  This is one my favorites!  Simple and very cute!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Rudolph Bag Toppers

Aren't these the cutest lil' reindeer you ever did see?  These are the treats I made for the Ronald McDonald House Christmas project.  The head is made from the Top Note die cut in Soft Suede.  The circle punches made the eyes and nose and the Snowflake die cut made the antlers.  These bag toppers are easy to make and took me less than a couple of hours to complete.  I'm not a glitter gal but I bet the nose would look pretty awesome done in glitter!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Note Pad Holder

I was sick again this weekend so not much stamping....I did manage to make this...I had seen it on Patty Bennett's blog a few days ago.  She had the directions and measurements listed...of course she made hers with file folders from the catalog.  Mine is just made with cardstock.  It's sure a pretty way to cover a plain, inexpensive pad from the dollar store!

Friday, December 11, 2009


When I first saw this stamp in the new catalog, I really didn't care for it much...but now it's really one of my favorites! This card was part of our shoebox swap at our downline meeting...I am sorry to say, I don't know who made it but I totally love it! CS is Chocolate Chip with Old Olive DS paper. The greeting is from Four The Holidays...and the brads are Designer Filigree.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gift Card Holder

Here's another gift card holder, perfect for the holidays...
Start with a 4x11 piece of cardstock.  Score at 4, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2.  On the mountain at 5 1/2 ", cut a slit just wide enough to hold the gift card.  On the back side adhere just on three sides.  You want to make sure not to put the sticky tape on the forth side or you won't be able to put the card in.  Stamp and add embellishments!  That's it!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dasher Gift Card Holder

This takes a piece of card stock cut to 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Score at 3 and 6, folding down to make the front flap and up to make the pocket for the gift card.  I added DS paper to the top panel and the panel right before you fold up the pocket portion of gift card holder.

I brought ribbon around through the back of the holders up through the punch holes and tied the ribbon around the fronts to secure them. Dasher was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink corners punched with the ticket punch.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gift Box With Note Cards

This little gift box was made with Sizzix Die Cut Box #2.  I cut an extra flap and attached it on the inside to create a sort of gable box.  I punched a hold at the top and secured it with ribbon after inserting the 3x3 note cards with envelopes.  The box and cards both have Specialty DS paper from the Holiday Mini Catty and the stamp sets used are Delightful Decorations and Christmas Punch.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Box In A Bag

These gift bags were made with the tutorial by on Andrea Walford's blog.  She gives credit for the original idea to Diana Gibbs, however she altered the dimensions to create her "Purse in a Box".   In her tutorial she says she made gift cards and placed them in this bag but  I didn't add cards to this.  They are just being used for gift bags but i wanted something a little different than your usual store bought gift bag. This is a great bag for a small item or that special gift!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Christmas

Pumpkin Patch from the Holiday Mini Catty is such a versatile set...This ornament card is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum. The branches are from retired Peaceful Wishes set and snowflakes are from Serene Snowflakes. The greeting is from Four The Holidays.  This is the same set that I used for the Birthday card I made a few days ago. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ghiradelli Chocolate Boxes

These are very cute and simple to make.  Great for all occasions! The directions can be found at Shelly Hopps' blog:  mochamemories.typepad.com  It fits three wrapped candies perfectly and the belly band secures it. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Snowflake Acetate Card

More Snowflakes! This acetate card is made using Serene Snowflakes stamped in White Stazon. The Ballet Blue center is punched with Eyelet Border punch and the the snowflakes from the Jumbo Snowflake Punch. It's hard to tell from the picture but the snowflake punches are adhered to the inside of the card on the back portion of the card along with a second eyelet border. The greeting is from Four The Holidays.

Monday, November 30, 2009

My Digital Studio

Happy Monday!
OMG!  This is my first scrap page using our new "My Digital Studio" software! I can't believe how simple it is and how much fun it was trying the different embellishments and options!  I think the best part was having all the materials at your fingertips!  How many times have you started a project and found you didn't have enough DS paper or ribbon or something and you have to stop and wait till your order comes in?  Not this way....there is always enough of everything and if you didn't like the way it came out, you just delete it and nothing got wasted!  There is much to be desired of my photo taking abilities but I am still working on that!
You totally need to purchase "My Digital Studio" if you haven't already....It's totally worth it! 

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Origami Christmas Box

We made these boxes in class this past week. 
What you will need for this project:

· 12 X 12 piece of patterned paper (double or single sided pattern) for the no-glue Origami Box
· 2 sheets of double sided paper - 5 1/4" x 12" (for the cover, if you are making one of these)
· One sheet of lightweight chipboard - 5 1/4" X 12" (again, for the cover only) (I used a thicker cardstock on this so i didn't need to use chipboard...doubling up the paper made it thick enough.
· Craft glue or glue stick (for cover)
· Ribbon (for cover closure, or you may use another type of closure) I couldn't figure out how to add the PDF file for the diagram for the folds, but if you would like it, send me an email to lorrduran@hotmail.com  and I can forward the file to you.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Birthday Wishes

I needed a quick card for a birthday so I used this new set...Pumpkin Patch, in the Holiday Mini Catty...CS is Brilliant Blue, Crushed Curry and Real Red. The small greeting is stamped with Wow Flowers and punched with Word Punch.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I told you I was on a snowflake roll! The paper is the Specialty Designer Paper from the Holiday Mini. The Real Red "medallion" is punched with Eyelet Border punch and the snowflake from the Jumbo Snowflake Punch. The greeting is from the Christmas punch Hostess set and it's layered on Real Red punched from wide oval punch. The brads are Rhinestone Brads.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Holidays

I'm on a snowflake kick right now so don't be surprised if you see a lot of snowflake cards in the next few...This card was made with Ruby Red, Old Olive CS. The snowflake is punched with the jumbo snowflake punch. The greeting is from Four The Holidays...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Stationary Station Box

This is the stationary set we made at our monthly meeting this week.

This is the inside view...it contains 2 full size cards, 2 - 3x3 cards, 2 giant paper clips,

a small note pad and a postage stamp holder. It's supposed to have a holder for a pen

but I forgot to leave room for it!

I've seen directions on blogs to make this but I'm a very visual person....

I was surprised at how simple it was to assemble...

This is a great gift idea!

Stationary Box using Simply Scrappin' Kit

This is another Stationary Box although this one is made using a Simply Scrappin Kit. I made all pieces with paper and adhesive images and still had plenty of paper and embellishments to spare. You can easily make several more cards with the leftovers!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My Digital Studio

This great new software uses the same great artwork, colors, and accessory images found in our current product line to create personalized projects. The options are endless...create assorted photo albums, calendars and greeting cards using My Digital Studio. Once you've created your personalized project, have it printed in our high quality print facility and delivered to your door! Or, you can print your creation at home!
I've just been certified by Stampin'Up! in this great program after going through all the training and then taking the quizzes...I printed my first greeting card and when it arrived, I was amazed at how beautiful the quality!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Snowman Votive Candle

This little candle is one of the shoebox swaps at our downline meeting on Thursday... I don't know her last name, but "Ariana" brought this for her swap. This is a cute idea, inexpensive, and easy to make using our great punches.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Magical Marquee Card

I thought I'd give this card a try....i got the idea from a card posted on Patty Bennetts blog. It gave the link for the tutorial... stamppaperscissors.typepad.com It's Jan Tink's blog! Boy she is such an inspiration! I am always wow'ed when i check out her blog! Anyway, I used the Build a Bear, "Beary Best Friend's" and Beary Nice Wishes and Seal of Pauthenticity sets. The main card is Yoyo Yellow, with inside colors of Real Red and Ballet Blue. Check out her tutorial! And...if you make a card, send me the link! I'd love to see what you did!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Suspension Card

This Suspension Card, made with Seasons of Joy, was made following the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers (where else? ) It's quick and simple...very easy to mass produce for all those Christmas cards you have to send!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Faux Postage

I love this Christmas card! Of course, I love anything with snowflakes... This is made with retired Snowflakes set. The tutorial can be found on Splitcoast along with the template. I think I have seen a more recent template...stamps haven't been 39 cents for a while now!

Monday, November 16, 2009

O' Christmas Tree

Happy Monday! I didn't get to do much stamping this weekend...I'm still getting over a cough and cold...
This tree is made from the heart punch. I punched what seemed like a zillion of them and just layered them on tree shaped cardstock. The edges are brushed with white craft ink. I used the 1/4" punch to make the ornaments and i used a retired star punch for the topper. The background is made with Top Note die cut and placed on a Real Red Card embossed with Petals a Plenty.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Boho Backgrounds

I've had this set since forever and I never put it together! I know you all have sets like that! The border is made with the scallop punch...punched on both sides of the strip of paper. I layered the stamped flower image onto circles, then onto scallop circle. The large brown circle behind that is made of two Round Tab punches.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Eeyore Punch Pal

Like everything else you see, this card was found on Splitcoast stampers. I changed it up a little bit, but I thought this was too cute to pass up! He's made with the oval punches, scallop circle die cut, word window punch, and Boho Blossoms punch.

With Love from Michael

This was one of my favs made by Julie Julie for my birthday! And, even though I love him to death, I am not a Buble' stalker and I did not pound on his bus door!! LOL

Wiper Card

This is another birthday card that was made for me but i did this seperately because of the technique...this is a wiper card made especially for me by Marle Parrish. Isn't this way too cute! The tutorial can be found on Splitcoast!

Happy Birthday To Me!

These are some great cards made especially for me for my "29th" Birthday by my Wednesday night Stamping group. What a wonderful group of ladies! They brought food and snacks and
a yummy cake from Amy's, my favorite bakery ! Thanks Julie Julie! Thanks to all of you for taking the time to do that! It made my birthday even more special! My birthday was actually yesterday but because of the Veterans Day holiday, our class did not meet on Wednesday so they did it early. I did get to use my "Get into Disneyland FREE on your birthday" pass. I upgraded and bought my year pass which is something I have always wanted to do! We are going on Sunday!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Geoffrey Giraffe

This is another punch card found on splitcoast...I altered it a little...the mane is punched with the spiral punch and the extra little pieces were used for his hair up on top. I used the small circle punch for the spots and eyes. The greeting was done on the computer and punched with a circle punch and layered onto the scallop circle punch.