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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.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Punched Cupcake

I originally saw this card on Splitcoast Stampers but when I tried to get back to that area to give the right person credit, i couln't get back to it. Anyway...it's a Splitcoast Stamper Gal that came up with this idea. The ladies in my Wednesday night class had asked for birthday themed cards and I thought this was perfect! I punched 6 scallop circles and sponged them with Regal Rose.
The cupcake paper is Soft Suede cut approx. 4x4 then crimped.

Friday, November 6, 2009

More Delightful Decorations

This is another great version of Delightful Decorations made using Encore Silver pad, The ornaments are stamped in silver and punched with the ornament punch and adhered using dimensionals. The border was made using eyelet border punch. This is actually a card we
made at our downline meeting...there were so many ladies and so many cards to make (it was a shoebox swap) I don't know who made this but she's part of the Stamp In Fellowship group!
Sorry i can't give credit where credit is due but it's still a beautiful card!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Deer Treats

This treat holder was made using Forest Friends stamp set. Cut 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock in half, score at 5 1/2 and score again on each side of center score 1/2 inch. Fold up for pouch. The top is made with the Big Scallop Circle die cut and Christmas Cocoa specialty paper.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Petals a Plenty Ebossing Folder

I made this card using the Petals a Plenty embossing folder. I cut a tree shape out of chipboard. I followed the tutorial on Patty Bennett's blog. Once I ran the folder through the sizzix, I used the Real Red stamp pad with the Merry Christmas from the Four The Holidays stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I used the marker to dot the centers of the flowers.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Simple Friendship


Both of these cards were made using Simple Friendship yesterday at our monthly downline meeting. We did a shoebox swap where everyone who attends makes a card and then cuts all the supplies needed to make the card. Everyone then goes from table to table making all the cards. It's really pretty fun, but toward the end when we run out of time it becomes a power stamping session just to at least stamp all the projects and just finish them at home! I don't have this set yet, but it's definately next on my list. I totally loved what the ladies did with these cards!