Christine’s Gift

Yesterday was my first day of training with my new recruit Christine.  I wanted to welcome Christine to my team with a gift so I made her this necklace.  I must tell you how I came across this idea.  One of my dear friends Liz Isa gave me a ton of vintage wooden spools, then she sent me an email with a Pinterest idea on what to do with them.  Liz  sure knows me, I loved the spools and I definitely loved the necklace idea.

So the other day I made this necklace using Stamping Up’s ” Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper” and one of the spools that Liz gave me.   This Designer Series paper pack includes 24 sheets of  lightweight sheets of paper printed with traditional Christmas carols: 4 each of 6 double sided designs. The paper is 12 x 12 acid free, lignin free, Basic Black and Whisper White in color.

Christine loved her necklace, I was so glad.  She loved the idea of wearing a necklace made with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper.  Liz and I need a necklace too so I will making more necklaces hopefully today.

Have a great weekend my friends,

Live Loved ~ Beverlee



Holiday Embellishments

These little boxes are called Pizza Boxes.  The Pizza Boxes are on page 44 the Holiday Catalog.  The boxes are so nice they have a glossy finish on the outside and a mat finish on the inside and you get eight boxes in each pack.  In the Holiday Catalog you will also find all of the embellishments that I used to decorate this box.

I started embellishing by using one of the new Gold Foil Snowflakes (you get both silver and gold snowflakes in each pack).  Then I layered a die-cut Silver Glimmer Paper Christmas tree on top.  Beautiful ribbon, silver thread and a Silver Mini Ornament all help make this box special.  You will find the Mini Ornaments are on page 12, check them out you are going to love them.  When I saw the Mini Ornaments I knew they would look so pretty on my small table top Christmas tree and they do their size is perfect.   Think 3-D when it comes to the Mini Ornaments, they are so special you will keep them to use year after year.

My newest recruit Christine came over today for some training.  I wanted to give her a gift and of course I had to wrap it up Stampin’ Up! Style.  She was thrilled with the box, I bet she would have been satisfied if the box was her gift, but it wasn’t there was a hand made present inside.

This box is one of the items I made when I was flaking out yesterday.  I thought you might like to see more of my snowflake creations.  When you look through the catalog you will notice Whisper White 3×3 envelopes.  Those envelopes fit perfectly in these boxes.  Wouldn’t it be fun to make 3×3 cards and pair them up with the envelopes then place them all in the Pizza box for gift giving?

Another great surprise would be to place a large speciality cookie inside an embellished Pizza Box.  There are so many ways you can use these adorable boxes the possibilities are endless.

Until tomorrow my friends

Live loved ~ Beverlee


Flaking Out

Today I flaked out.  I made card after card using snowflakes.  In the new HOLIDAY CATALOG there are so many snowflakes images.  There are snowflake stamps, thinlits, snowflake designer series paper, a snowflake folder and gold and silver snowflake doilies. WOWZA!

This card was made using some of the new thinlits and designer series paper.  I started this card by die-cutting a large circle out of Watercolor Paper.  Next I die-cut two snowflakes out of the circle.  In the available space I stamped the sentiment using Cherry Cobbler Ink.  A layer of designer series paper lays quietly behind die-cuts and shows through nicely.

The card base is simple its just Whisper White card stock with a layer of the same Designer Series Paper placed on top. The circle is large enough that you really don’t need much more on the card.  To make my circle into a Christmas ornament I added ribbon on top.  You can find this ribbon in the Holiday Catalog as well.  I think this card is very elegant and it was easy to make. I will have it on display in my studio until early December and then I send it out.

FYI:  The NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCT LIST is not available until Sept 1. So I can’t give you the new products item numbers.  When you get your catalog you will see it all in there.  Come and get them anytime I have one for you.

It was fun flaking out today.  I hope you flake out soon.

Live Loved my friends ~  Beverlee


Be Merry Kit

Make the season merry with festive rosette ornaments that you can hang on your tree, or wreath or use as gift tags.  These rosettes are pre-scored and folded for quick assembly.  The “Be Merry”  kit makes 12 rosettes, 6 each of two designs.  The finished size is 4″ diameter.  Included in the kit are 12 ready-to-assemble rosettes; Old Olive and Real Red die-cut accents; white die-cut circles; gold foil doilies and accents; green and red glimmer paper die-cuts; precut Real Red 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon and Old Olive 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon; green and red shimmery Tulle Circles and Wood Banners.

Look at the gold polka dots on this rosette.  I love all the shimmer and shine.  It took me about 10 minutes to assemble.  I couldn’t believe how easy it was.  Stampin’ Up included a how to guide in the kit contents.  The guide was very easy to follow it helped me to get through the assembly quickly.

Here is the second design.  The thing I love most about this rosette is the wide gold trim around the edges.  Ladies, this kit is awesome. I have more great news the kit is only $19.00 (before shipping and tax). You can order it on Sept 1, item number 144648.

Thanks for stopping in.

Live loved my friends ~ Beverlee





Super Simple Card Making Class

Happy Monday friends!

At my August 24th class we will be making four cards.  Last week I showed you card #1.  Today I want to show you the second card that you will make.  The other two cards will be a surprise.  It’s always so much fun to see the reactions I get when you come to class and see your projects for the first time.

I’m excited about this class because there are a few things that are different about it.  First, you will make four cards (usually we make three).  Second, all of the cards are simple and easy to make.  Third, you can attend the class at the time you pick.

Currently I have ladies scheduled at noon, another guest at 5:15, and one gal’s time is to be determined. What time fits your schedule?  I want you to know that I’m here for you.  I’m here to meet your needs.  All you have to do is contact me so we can schedule your time.

The card I’m showing you today is made using Whisper White card stock and Archival Basic Black Ink. There is no coloring, no fussy cutting, or any time consuming techniques on this one.   This card is basic yet elegant.  The subtle details of this card come from the variety of angles.  I think this lay out is one you will reproduce often.

My customers are always pleasantly surprised when they see the cards that I post in person.  Often they say, “ooooh this is so much prettier than the picture”.  (Sigh) I wish I was a better photographer!  Any suggestions?

To sign up all you need to do is send me a quick message or email and you’re in.  The cost of class is a minimum $20.00 order that day.


Thanks for visiting, have a great evening.

Live loved my friends~ Beverlee




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