March Gift

Hello again and welcome back!!!  What do you think about this adorable tote?   Angie Juda a fabulous Stampin’ Up demonstrator Is the person who designed this little guy.  I just had to make some.

In the month of March, I’m giving one tote to every customer who places an order with me.

I hear that some of my customers are keeping monthly gifts as a collection.  I also hear the little thank you gifts bring my customers inspiration.  I’m so glad, I didn’t expect that from everyone, but knowing those things are happening makes me happy.

Debbie loved this tote so much she asked me for the instructions so here they are.  I figured if Debbie wanted the instructions that you might too.

Start by cutting your cardstock at 6-7/8 x 5-1/2

Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper at 2-1/2 x 1-1/8

Now you will need to score the lines of the tote.   On the 5-1/2 side of your cardstock score at 1-3/8 and then again at 4-1/8.

Turn your cardstock to the 6-7/8 side and score at 3/4, 1-3/8, 2-3/4, 4-1/8, 5-1/2 and 6-1/8.  Use your bone folder to burnish all of the score lines.  Your cardstock should look like this now.

 

Now you are ready to do some cutting.  You will notice that I cut off all four corners.   Then I cut the center score lines to create the tabs that you see here.  After everything is cut, add tear and tape as shown.  

For the top flaps of the tote, you will want to round all four of the corners and then create the little hole for the ribbon.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch to do all of that.  Once you punch the first ribbon hole line up the totes tops together and mark the second side with a pencil so you can see where to punch the second hole.  Doing that will ensure everything is lined up perfectly.

Now put your box together and add the designer series paper pieces to the front and back of the box.  Place your goodies inside and add your ribbon.

You can embellish this box however you would like, I used a scrap of white cardstock to stamp the bunny on and then used Blends to color in her ears and belly.  I used the second to the smallest scallop circle from the Layering circles Framelits to back the bunny image.

Having the Simply Score tool makes all the scoring simple.  Enjoy making these they are super cute.  Thank you, Angie, for creating these totes we all love them.

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

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Paper Sunflowers

Hello friends and welcome.  Today I want to show you some paper sunflowers that I recently made.   Sunflowers are some of my favorite flowers to create especially at this time of year.  Tomorrow is the first day of spring.  Everything is starting to bloom here in California so in my paper and ink world sunflowers are in order.

I’ve made paper sunflowers in the past, they are just part of my style.  This time I was trying to think of another way to make sunflowers using current and different Stampin’ Up product.  So I grabbed the Doily thinlits and started to create.  I specifically thought that if my idea worked out that I would use the card I created as my card exchange at the upcoming On Stage event in Utah.

But after making these cards I found out that the Dear Doily Bundle will NOT carry over into the annual catalog.  SHUCKS!  I love this bundle, it is one of my favorites.  Now, what do I do?  Well, I’m happy to say that I did find another way to make more sunflowers and I love them as much as I love these. I didn’t want these cards to go unseen so I’m sharing them with you here today.

I use doilies as accents on my cards all of the time. Doilies add interest and are a beautiful way to add layers and texture to your cards.  Now in addition to using them as accents and layers, you see here that you can make a beautiful sunflower with them too.

Here is what I came up with.

To make the card on the left, I used the largest doily thinlit in the set.  The card stock that I chose to use is the Mango Melody color.  The center of my sunflower was made using the 2″ circle punch, Early Espresso cardstock and a retired folder created the dots.

I love the lacy look that the doily thinlit added to this sunflower.  It is country, however, because of the intricate cuts in the thinlit design the sunflower is dressed up just a tad.

The card on the right has a small sunflower made with the smallest thinlit in the set.  This thinlit set is so versatile, it is amazing.

Notice all of the texture on these cards.  I used the corrugated folder for the main layer piece, the subtle folder on the leaves, and will be using the polka dot folder for the centers next time.  I think all of those textures make the card so unique and fun.

The insides of these cards are super cute too.  I used the stamp set Country Home and Early Espresso ink ( Stampin’ Up! announced that they will be carrying over this stamp set in the upcoming catalog) to stamp all of the images and sentiments on these two cards.

Did you notice those cute little leaves on the small sunflower?  I punched them out using the Bitty Blooms punch pack.  I sure hope that punch pack carries over.  I use the Bitty Blooms combo punch set all of the time.  I mean all of the time.  The leaves are perfect to add to so many small flowers.  The punch that punches out the leaves also punches out a centerpiece for the flowers.  Brilliant!

Below is the inside of the large sunflower card.

The cards I made to exchange at On Stage are just a tad different since I could not use the doily thinlits.  The texture that I used for the large center flower piece change too.  Now hopefully everything else carries over.

If you don’t have the doily thinlits, you have until June 3 to order them.  I will be placing an order on March 25th. Let me know if you want me to add these thinlits ( or anything else) onto that order for you.

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Thanks for popping in.  Have a fantastic week and Live Loved My Friends,

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How Sweet It Is!!!

Hello friends, today as promised I’m sharing with you two cards that will be available for you to make at class on Monday, March 25th.  Class starts at 2 p.m and the cost is a minimum $20.00 order that day.  Remember if that date does not work for you contact me anyway so we can find a day and time that does.

Before I get into to much detail, I must tell you that I got these cute ideas from my dear and special friend Rosemarrie Gonzales.  Rosemarrie is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who lives in the bay area.  We have only met a few times, however, we quickly became friends.  Rosemarrie is a kick in the pants and I just love her.  Her design style is bright, cheery and fun.   Rosemarrie has allowed me to CASE ( copy and share everything) that she designs.  As a result, I designed these two cards using her creations as my inspiration.  Aren’t they adorable?

 

I have been on a Designer Series Paper Kick for a while now.  The reason for that is because I have heard my customers say that they purchase DSP and then they keep it because it is too pretty to give away.  Noooooooo, use that stuff.  What good does beautiful paper do if it is stuffed in a box or laying on a shelf?  Next month I have more ideas on how to use up that DSP, so let’s get stamping!

In the photo above I’m pointing at the cupcake because on this card the cupcake wiggles when you touch it.  I like to describe the movement as BOINGGGGGG, BOINGGGGGG, BOINGGGGGG!  its is so darn cute, I just can’t stand it.  I have a new mechanism that allows the object that you put it on to move around as if it was on a spring.  I will introduce you to that new item in the class.

 

The card above is a Z fold card, simple to make but adorable and fun to receive.  In these pictures, you can not tell that the candy jars look like glass and the candy inside looks shiny and real.  I will also show you in class how to get those effects.

 

All the candy images on this card are from the Designer series paper.  The only stamping that I did were the sentiments.  This fold is different, fun and just adorable.  This card also fits in a regular size envelope.  When the cupcake wiggles I know it will bring joy to both you and the recipient.

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A Teacher’s Apple

Hello friends and welcome back to my blog.

Today I’m sharing with you a project that I came up with for an upcoming craft night.  I was recently asked to hold a class for a group of teachers.  Of course, I said yes. The apple is the project the teachers will be making.  I LOVE it!  I hope they all do too.


I believe that teachers are worth their weight in gold, so If I can contribute to a fun night out for these ladies, then that is what I plan on doing.

I wanted to come up with a project that the teachers could make and then proudly display on their desks.  I wanted the project to reflect their passions and their trademark so an APPLE came to mind.  When I showed the organizer of the group my idea, she flipped, she said YES right away.

With the project approved, I collected the books that they will need.  I’ve drawn the pattern and I wrote a little instruction sheet.

An apple made from a book helps to tie into the teaching theme, cute huh?  The apple that they are making is pretty big.  I don’t know if you can tell how big it is in this photo so I wanted to let you know that the apple is substantial.  I wanted the apple to make a statement on the teacher’s desks so the size is important.

I used a circle punch, Mossy Meadow card stock and the Corrugated Folder to make the leaves.  I combined rubbing alcohol and Cherry Cobbler ink refill in a small spray bottle to make the red spray.  Lastly, I used thick jute to make the bow.   The stem is a stick from our yard.

You don’t have to be a teacher to make this.  I will offer this class to anyone who is interested so just let me know if you want to make one.  If there is interest, I will set up another class date.

These apples would make a GREAT teacher’s appreciation gift or home decor.   Mine sits on our coffee table.  However, because the apple is a form of art, I can move it around and set it in many different places in our home.  For example, the apple would look really cute on a bookshelf, in the kitchen or even in a child’s room.

My oh my I’m excited to teach this project.  It was a ton of fun to create.

Have a great day!  Live Loved my friends, Beverlee

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