If you missed the last two coordinating projects, you'll want to scroll down to see them. These make a great set to give at your holiday party!
Warning: Explosive Flavor! (he he)
I made these with lifesaver rolls. I took off the outer wrapper that came on it, then tied the ribbon around it. I shredded the ends of the ribbon and tied on some retired silver cord I had to make it look more firecracker-ish. I used the same wheel (Red, White and Blue from the summer mini catalog) that I used on the last two day's projects.
I wheeled in the Brilliant Blue onto Confetti White cardstock, then tore the edges. I attached the wheeled strip to Brilliant Blue cardstock and then wrapped it around the lifesaver roll. Viola!
***Tip-It's easier to tie the ribbon on if you use a mini-glue dot on the bottom of the roll to hold the ribbon in place while you tie it up top.
Remember that the Brilliant Blue cardstock and ink are in short supply and will not be backordered. If you want some for your summer parties, swimming scrapbook pages, and 4th of July decorations, you'll want to order it now!
if you've been following the projects that coordinate with this for the last few days, you might be wondering what these would look like all together at one party! I'd hate for you to wonder and not know, so here to you go:
Can you imagine the presentation of buckets of these cute things all sitting on a table together for your guests to take?!
If you want to make the firecracker favors, here's what you'll need:
-Red, White, and Blue jumbo wheel from the summer mini catalog
-Brilliant blue jumbo ink cartridge and jumbo handle
-Brilliant Blue and confetti white cardstock
-Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon
-mini glue dots
-sticky strip (you really need a strong adhesive for the wrapping around of the outside image.)
I used the same set of supplies to make the whole ensemble! Making coordinating items saves you money because you use the same things, meaning, you order less. I'm all about stretching my dollars! Depending on how many you want to make, you only need one pack each of 3 different colors of cardstock, one spool of ribbon, 3 ink pads, etc...And these are all based on a wheel, which costs you less than a stamp set!
If you missed the matching pillow box favor in yesterday's post, you'll want to scroll down and see it.
Remember this bottle from my May stamp camp? Well I thought it would make a great 4th of July treat too! I mean, it's a hot summer night, who doesn't want water or some flavor?! So here's my patriotic take on it:
I used Brilliant Blue again. Remember this a retiring color. Get it now or forever regret it. :) I used the same Red, White, and Blue jumbo wheel from the summer mini that I used on yesterday's pillow box. I also added in an image and sentiment from the Cheers to You stamp set.
I love these because, like the pillow boxes, they are quick and easy, but eye catching.
Wondering where that "stars and stripes forever" image on the front came from? It's from the wheel. I just wheeled it onto some scrap confetti white and snipped out a section I liked.
I also put a strip that I wheeled around the label on the bottle itself. You can see it better in this side view:
You can also see here where I used the star punch and the Cheers to You sentiment to add a little pizzaz to the top.
Here's what you need to make these (many of the same items as yesterday's project):
-Red, White, and Blue jumbo wheel from the Summer Mini Catalog
-Cheers to You stamp set
-Brilliant Blue jumbo cartridge
-jumbe wheel handle
-Brilliant Blue, Real Red, and Confetti White cardstock
-Real red striped grosgrain ribbon
-antique brads (black)
-1" circle punch
-large star punch
-Basic Black and Brilliant Blue ink pads
-Real Red and Brilliant Blue markers
You can get any of these items from my Stampin' Up! website. Remember that the Brilliant Blue cardstock and ink cartridge are on short supply!
I've been working on a set of patriotic party favors. I know, you're thinking, "but Memorial Day is almost here. I don't have time to stamp stuff for this weekend!" I was actually thinking 4th of July for these. :) It's just right around the corner and right after Memorial Day is a great time to snag cute patriotic decor at clearance prices! I'm starting with some simple pillow box favors that I made with my big shot. I love that thing!
I made these in two colors. This one here is Brilliant Blue. It's one of our retiring colors, so if you want it, get it now! All our retiring colors of cardstock are on short supply and they aren't being backordered. That means when we're out, we're out!
I rolled across the pillow box with the new Red, White and Blue wheel in the Summer Mini Catalog. I used Brilliant Blue ink for that too. Between the Big Shot and the wheel, these were pretty short work!
After assembling the box I tied it with the real red striped grosgrain. Then I punched two stars using our larger of the two star punches and tied it on.
You could stamp a sentiment on the star tag, or even use the wheel, snagging just a small image from it that you cut out and attach to the star. I was thinking I would probably just write names on the tags.
Here's another one in Brocade Blue. I had a really hard time getting the picture right. Brocade Blue doesn't look this grayish-purple in real life.
Brocade Blue is another retiring color, so get it now if you want it. I still wheeled it in Brilliant Blue ink, just to make the image stand out.
And if you're really not familiar with Brocade Blue, try checking it out in my online store at my Stampin' Up! website.
So here's the skinny on what you need to make these little pieces of patriotic fabulousness:
-Big Shot and Pillow Box die
-Brilliant Blue or Brocade Blue cardstock
-Red, White and Blue jumbo wheel from the Summer Mini catalog
-Jumbo wheel handle
-Brilliant Blue jumbo ink cartridge
-Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon
-Large star punch
-Confetti White scraps
-1/16" circle punch (for turning the stars into tags)
When: Friday, June 11th, 2010 – 7-8:30 pm
Where: Alicia Christian’s house (address e-mailed to you when you RSVP)
Why: Because you’re curious, or you want to make money, or you’re just nosey and want to know!
This is what we’ll be doing:
· Free make and take activity
· Game with prizes
· Free gift just for coming
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So here are the other two projects we did at my stamp camp.
First up, the Post It Note Frame, who wouldn't want this on their desk? An easy gift made with an inexpensive frame:
For this I used the retiring pinks and sage shadow, as well as orchid opulence for the background. I used the big shot little leaves sizzlet for the leaves and the 1" circle punch to make the flowers.
For the sour cream container I used brocade blue and the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. The ribbon is white taffeta and the tag is made with the curly label punch.
Remember, these colors are going fast! If you want anything you see here, you can find it at my Stampin' UP! website.
If you have any questions or requests for something you see (or want to see), leave me a comment and let me know! I'd love to hear from you.
Howdy Stampers! Sorry I've been MIA for a few days. Been busy, just like you. :) Quick share today. I've got two projects from my May Stamp Camp last night to share with you. I'll share the other two tomorrow.
This card uses the Embrace life stamp set. It's one of my all time favorites. Simple color scheme here with the retiring gable green.
Here's what you need for this one:
Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Gable Green, Whisper White
Ink: Versamerk, Basic Black
Tools and Accessories: white embossing powder, embossing heat tool, white satin ribbon, modern label punch, stampin' dimensionals
And the other project, a little water bottle treat:
I remember the first time I saw one of these, about 4 years ago. I never get tired of them. This would make a great favor or treat at a pool party or some hot summer event. I thought I was especially clever to use this particular stamp set for this one. ;)
What you need:
Stamps: Cheers to You
Paper: Basic Black, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Inks: Basic Black stamp pad, Real Red and Summer Sun Stamp N' Write markers
Tools & Accessories: 1" circle punch, antique brads (black), scoring tool, Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals
If you need these supplies or any others (not including the water bottle and drink mix in;)) you can shop on my Stampin' Up! website.
And remember, the Gable Green and Summer Sun are both retiring colors. Get them ASAP because when they're gone, they're gone!
Don't forget this Saturday, May 15th, is the Opportunity Night!
It's your chance to come have fun, stamp, and learn about the Stampin' Up! opportunity FREE!
If you want to come check it out, RSVP (so I'll know to prep make and take supplies for you) by this Wednesday.
Don't live in the Riverside, California area but still want to know? No problem! E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can e-mail back and forth, or I can call you. Whichever you prefer.
Do live in the area but can't make it that night? Let me know (email@example.com) and we can set up a different time to get together one on one.
You an also get a little more info on my Stampin' Up! website, under "start your own business."
Thinking, "It's not for me."? You might be surprised. Come check it out before you decide. You never know and there's nothing to lose by coming. It's an informational environment, not a pressure time.
And now for the eye candy...An oldie but goodie...tea!
I made this tea bag holder at a recent workshop. Cyndi, the lovely hostess with mostest, loves all things tea related. This is an easy project.
I used some retiring colors. Remember, if you want those you better get 'em now! The cardstock is not being backordered. When the current supply is gone, it's gone.
Here's the skinny on the supplies:
Paper: Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, and Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Elements of Style (summer mini)
Inks: Basic Black, Ruby Red
Accessories and Tools: blender pen, Ruby Red stamp n' write marker, mini vintage tags (summer mini), Chocolate Chip satin ribbon (summer mini)
Here's how I made it (sorry, no step by step pics)
- I measured by tea bag and added about a quarter inch extra to the measurement. Mine was 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 so I added a little extra and made it 3 x 3 1/2 my basic measure. The 3" was the width, and I needed it three times that for my folder. So my cardstock I cut was 3 1/2" x 9".
-I scored my strip at 3" intervals.
-The last portion I cut corner to corner on the diagonal and folded it over. That's how I made the pocket.
-From there, stamp and embellish as desired.
If you need any of these supplies, you can order them from my website.
***If you want to purchase any of the retiring colors of cardstock or ink, you need to do it now! The retiring colors are selling out fast and the cardstock is not being backordered! You can buy any of the items you want at my Stampin' Up! website.***
Remember this box I made in this post for my son's preschool teacher?
I made a pattern to share with you! I made it a while ago, but I had scanner issues. I ended up having my friend and downline, Vanessa, scan it for me and send it to me. Thanks Vanessa! You can view her blog here.
I made another box using Ruby Red as a base and The Write Stuff specialty Paper to accent the sides and top. (Sorry about the yellow tint to the pictures. I didn't notice that until now)
The Write Stuff made it extra easy because the papers and the tag all come in the paper pack! Super. The ribbon is a Ribbon Originals. It's the Elementary collection. I love the Ribbon Originals every year!
So the template is two pages (one Adobe document). You can open it up and print from your printer right onto your cardstock of choice. :)
For the panels you can either use the base to trace around and trim it smaller, or you can print another copy right onto your patterned paper and cut slightly inside the lines of the panels. I was working on pattern pieces for the panels, but haven't fixed my scanner yet, and I don't know about bothering Vanessa again. :)
Also, remember that the Ruby Red I used here is a retiring color. The retiring colors are selling out fast and are only available while supplies last. The cardstock is not being back ordered. I'm pretty sure that The Write Stuff Specialty paper I used will also retire (although I don't know for sure) because it has two retiring colors in it (Ruby Red and Crushed Curry).
If you want the FREE template download the Adobe file below:
Paper: Ruby Red cardstock and The Write Stuff Specialty paper
Ribbon: Ribbon Originals- Elementary, linen thread
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals (for the flower on the tag), small hole punch (I used 1/16" circle)
That's it! That and the template.