Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Finds: Scallops Embossing Folder

Friday Finds: Where I scour the Internet in search of cool designs

Check out this cool heart-shaped card we made at my Sweet Valentines Class. It's hard to believe, but this card has no stamping on it. It's all made from die cut shapes. The Pool Party heart opens, to reveal a space to write your message. The Scallops Embossing Folder adds the perfect texture to match the scallops on the outer heart. This card is "lovey" enough to give to your sweetheart, but "trendy" enough to give to a friend. Find out how to make it and where to get your supplies below.

Check back this weekend, when I'll show you how to make a square envelope with a cool liner to fit this irregularly-shaped card.


Scallops Embossing Folder Finds
Here are some other great ideas to try with the Scallops Embossing Folder...

Simple Stems Card
by Nance Lempinen-Leedy
See Ya Later Card
by Rachel Brumley
Petite Petals Card
by Darlene McCallum
Vivid Vases Card
by Kriss Huels


Heart Shaped Card

To create the center heart, start with an 8-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of Pool Party Card Stock. On the 8-1/2" side, score at the 4-1/4" mark. Fold the card stock in half along the score line.

Use the second largest heart (from the Hearts Collection Framelits) to cut out a folded heart. Make sure that the fold is at the top of the heart, slightly inside of the heart frame. If you look closely, you can see a small gap inside the heart where my fold will not be cut (click on the photo to enlarge).

Next run the folded heart through the Big Shot with the Scallops Embossing Folder. The folder will emboss through both layers of the card stock.

To cut the banner layer, start with a 4" x 1" piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock. Use the 3rd largest heart to cut out this strip 1-1/2" up from the point of the heart on both sides. If you look closely you can see where I made some little Sharpie marks to line up my piece. Sharpie ink can be removed from the framelit with rubbing alcohol afterwards.

Here are all the pieces you'll need to make the heart:
  • Real Red Scallop Heart (largest heart from Hearts Collection Framelits)
  • The Pool Party Folded Heart (I showed you how to make above)
  • Fresh Prints Paper Heart (3rd largest from Hearts Collection Framelits)
  • Whisper White Paper Heart (3rd largest from Hearts Collection Framelits)
  • Two Soft Suede Arrows (from the Label Card Thinlits)
  • Red Glimmer "i Heart u" (from the Label Card Thinlits)
  • Crumb Cake Banner (I showed you how to make above)
  • 12" length of Pool Party Seam Binding (now shown)

When assembling the card make sure you adhere the arrows first. Then use the photo of my finished card to assist you in what order the remaining layers should be adhered.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Card Stock: Fresh Prints Paper, Red Glimmer Paper, Real Red, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, Label Card Thinlits, Scallops Embossing Folder
  • Embellishments: Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

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  • Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Thursday Tip: Organizing 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock

    Thursday Tips, where I share ideas to make stamping easier

    Is your Card Stock clutter taking over your crafting area? Are you at a loss as to how to organize it? To keep my card stock stored and organized, I use several systems. You don't need fancy organization with my method, but you will need some supplies (some you probably already have on hand).

    I use a hanging file folder box that I got from an office store. Mine is large and measures 15" x 21", but you can choose the size that fits your needs. I keep this box right under my stamp desk.

    I store my card stock from lightest to darkest rather than by Stampin' Up! color families.

    This is what a label on my hanging file folder look like up close. I cut a piece of the actual card stock for the holder. I write the name of the card stock color in white gel pen (for dark colors) and black Sharpie (for light colors).

    I put each card stock color in an extra-large page protector. I write the name of the color at the top with a Sharpie. The page protector gives my card stock a little added protection. I put a sticker on my card stock if I have an extra pack of card stock in my closet. It's a way for me to keep track of my inventory, without having to expose all my card stock to light.

    Once my card stock gets cut up into smaller pieces. I put the larger ones in a little basket right beside my stamp desk. In the same color order as my file folder system.

    For my even smaller pieces, I use gallon zip bags to house my scraps in the following groups: Blacks/Browns, Yellows/Oranges, Reds, Blues, Greens and Purples. I keep these zip bags right beside my cutting station. I don't keep scraps smaller than 1". My white and vanilla scraps get used so often that I keep a basket for them beside my stamp desk.

    I only use Stampin' Up Card Stock for my designs, because of its quality and 80 lb weight. If you haven't given Stampin' Up! Card Stock a try, check it out. I think you'll be pleased with not only the quality, but the price.


    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Card Stock
  • White Gel Pen (for labeling)

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  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Treat Holder

    Here's a cute treat holder that is SUPER EASY to make, thanks once again to the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I want to thank Deb Valder for inspiring me with her Treat Holders. I ultimately changed Deb's dimensions to fit my Hershey's miniatures snugger and make the front a little longer to accommodate a larger greeting. These holders are good favors for mass production, so I've included some time saver tips. You can get EIGHT treat holders out of one sheet of 8-½” x 11” card stock. We made these holders in my Sweet Valentine Class and they were a big hit. Find out the supplies you'll need and where to get them HERE!

    Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Treat Holder


    Step One

    1. Start with a 5-½” x 2” piece* of Pool Party CS. On the 5-½” side, score at the 2-¼” and 3-¼” marks. *Note: it’s easier to slide the piece into the punch if you cut the strip, just slightly under 2”.


    Step Two

    2. Punch the strip on both ends with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.


    Step Three

    3. Fold the piece along the score lines.


    Step Four

    4. Tie the top with a 5" length of Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Ribbon.


    Step Five

    5. Wrap a Hershey’s miniature with a 3” x 1-½” piece of Fresh Prints DSP. Note: Hershey's Miniatures are NOT Hershey's Nuggets. Hershey's miniatures are thinner and longer than nuggets and usually come in a mixed bag of four flavors.


    Step Six

    6. Place the candy in the holder.


    Step Seven

    7a. Stamp “Be my Valentine” in Pool Party ink on Whisper White CS.

    7b. Punch out with the Decorative Label Punch.

    7c. Run the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit through the Big Shot with a piece of Real Red CS and then a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe CS. Layer two hearts together and adhere to the label.
    Step Eight

    8. Adhere the label to the front of the holder. Add a Rhinestone Jewel.


    Time Saver Step One

    Time Saver Step 1a. Start with a 5-½” x 8” piece* of Pool Party CS. On the 5-½” side, score at the 2-¼” and 3-¼” marks.

    Time Saver Step 1b. On the 8” side, cut the card stock into 2” strips. You should now have enough pieces to make FOUR holders.

    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Stamp Sets: Delightful Dozen (Wood, Cling)
  • Card Stock/Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Pool Party, Whisper White, Real Red, Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Ink: Pool Party
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit
  • Embellishments: Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Rhinestones Basic Jewels

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  • Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    Sale-a-Bration Starts TODAY!!!!

    SHOP
    From now until March 31st, Get a FREE Sale-a-bration product with every $50* purchase. Choose from several great products including: stamp sets, an embossing folder, a punch, an accessory pack, kits and digital kits. See your choices HERE (starting page 11). Are you new to stamping and not quite sure what to order? Stampin' Up has put together some great bundles that will get you everything you need to start stamping for around $50. Check out the bundles HERE.

    HOST
    Would you like even more FREE stuff? Why not host a party? Stampin' Up! offers benefits when you or a group place an order of $150 or more. During Sale-a-bration if your order is over $300, you will get an extra $30 of FREE products.
    Memphis Area peeps, get your friends and family together and we'll have a stamp party. I'll bring the supplies to make cards or other projects and you will get the benefits. Contact me for available dates.
    Not in Memphis? You could have an online catalog party. Just let me know and I will set you up with a hostess code. Then just have your friends order with the hostess code and you will get the hostess benefits when we close out your order.

    JOIN
    I"m saving the best for last. Join my Stampin' Up! team during Sale-a-bration and you will get $150 of your choice of Stampin' Up! products for $99 (shipping included). Click HERE for more details or to JOIN. Contact me if you have any questions.

    Monday, January 27, 2014

    Minute Mondays: Cool Cat Thank You

    Minute Mondays, where I showcase quick cards

    This cool cat might be ending up in your mailbox. When you order stamping supplies from me, I always like to send a hand-stamped thank you card. I chose bright colors, because most of the US is freezing cold right now and we need an energy boost. To find out what Stampin' Up! supplies I used to create this card, just scroll down a bit more.


    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Cards: Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Stamp Sets: Cool Kid (wood, cling) Delightful Dozen (Wood, Cling)
  • Card Stock/Paper: Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Ink: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
  • Tools: Word Window Punch, 2-1/2 Inch Circle Punch, Big Shot, Circles Collection Framelits

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  • Sunday, January 26, 2014

    FREE Purse with Stampin' Up! Order

    From now until Valentine's Day (February 14th, 2014), I will send you one of my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Purses FREE with an online order from MY STAMPIN' Up! STORE.

    Here are the deets:

    1. The FREE PURSE offer is only available through me (Brenda Quintana).
    2. Any size order qualifies.
    3. US residents only.
    4. If you email me (BrendaQstamps@yahoo.com) within 24 hours of placing your order, you can choose the color you want: Daffodil Delight (yellow), Pacific Point (blue), Rich Razzleberry (purple) or Real Red.
    5. Your purse will ship flat, so you will need to add your own Hershey's nuggets. I will include the nugget wrappers.
    6. Offer expires February 14th, 2014 at midnight.
    7. Click on the Shop Stampin' Up! icon below to place your order.


    Saturday, January 25, 2014

    Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Purse Tutorial

    Nugget purses are back AND they're better than ever!!!!! WHY??? Because they now have TWO nuggets. The FABulous Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is what makes it all possible. It creates the perfect purse flap and closure all in one punch. If you want make your own, just follow my step-by-step tutorial. Want to make lots? I've included time saver steps too. Make these for your friends and they'll be wowed by how crafty you are. Find out the supplies you'll need and where to get them HERE!

    Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Purse Tutorial


    Step One

    1. Start with a 6” x 2” piece of card stock. On the 6” side, score at the 1-½”, 2-7/8”, 4-½” and 4-¾” marks.


    Step Two

    2. Cut a piece of 1-¼” x 2” piece of designer series paper. Adhere this piece to the last segment of your scored strip. Note: Look closely... my piece of designer series paper is yellow with white polka dots.


    Step Three

    3. Punch the end that has the designer series paper on it with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.


    Step Four

    4. Flip your card stock over to the back side. Place a piece of Sticky Strip on the narrow segment, next to the scalloped segment.


    Step Five

    5. Remove the Sticky Strip liner and adhere a 6” length of Grosgrain Ribbon to the sticky strip starting and stopping in the center.


    Step Six

    6. Fold the strip along all the score lines.


    Step Seven

    7. Hold the purse with the flap overlapping the front as it should appear when it’s finished. Pierce the hole in the Scalloped Tag Topper Punched segment where it dips down in the center.


    Step Eight

    8. Place a Candy Dot Brad Base through the hole and open the legs of the brad on the back side.


    Step Nine

    9. Add a matching Candy Dot to the Candy Dot Brad Base.


    Step Ten

    10. Wrap TWO nuggets with 1” x 3” strips of Designer Series Paper. I used just a bit of adhesive on one end of the paper strip to hold the wrapper in place.


    Step Eleven

    11. Slide the nuggets into the purse. I advise securing the nuggets with a mini glue dot or small piece of sticky strip so they don't slide out if you swing the purse (ask me how I know).


    Adding a Monogram

    I thought it might be neat to personalize the purses with a monogram. I used the Alphabet from my unmounted Alpha wheel (see my tutorial HERE) and stamped it in the same color as the purse on Whisper White. Punch the monogram out with the small oval punch. Punch a hole near the top of the oval (I used a 1/8" hole punch). Cut a slit in the oval and feed it through the ribbon.


    Time Saver Step One

    Start with a 6” x 10” piece of card stock. On the 6” side, score at the 1-½”, 2-7/8”, 4-½” and 4-¾” marks.


    Time Saver Step Two

    Cut a piece of 1-¼” x 10” piece of designer series paper. Adhere this piece to the last segment of your scored strip. Note: Look closely... my piece of designer series paper is yellow with white polka dots (click on the photo for a closer look). Next, on the 10" side, cut your card stock into 2" strips. You should now have enough pieces to make FIVE purses.


    Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Card Stock/Paper: Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
  • Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry
  • Tools: Simply Scored, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Paper-Piercing Tool, Small Oval Punch
  • Embellishments: Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon, Pacific Point Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Candy Dots Brad Bases, Brights Candy Dots
  • Wheel: Alpha Stampin' Around Builder Wheel
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots

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