Sweet Treats….

For an upcoming Stamp Camp, we are making these adorable matchboxes, filled with decorated Hershey Nuggets.

This sweet box is made using the Matchbox Bigz Die for the Big Shot. Super easy to make, thanks to this easy die. It’s decorated with images from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set (see yesterday’s post for more of these cute images!)

The “Boo!” is also from Spooky Bingo Bits and was punched out using the new 1 inch square punch and layered on Basic Black that was punched with the Postage Stamp  punch. I love how these punches look together!

Some Natural Hemp twine completes the look and gives it a fall feel.

Inside the box, the Hershey’s Nuggets are decorated with the It’s a Wrap Holidays set. These are perfect for any holiday. If you have this set, and the It’s a Wrap Occasions set, you are ready for any celebration! The stamps fit onto a standard Avery address label perfectly, but I didn’t tell you that. (Note: Hershey’s does not allow the labels to be stuck directly to their product.)

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits (wood: 123944, clear: 123946), It’s a Wrap Holidays (wood: 122770, clear: 122772)
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: 1″ square punch, Postage Stamp punch
Big Shot: Matchbox Bigz XL Die (item 114890)
Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine, Hershey’s Nuggets (not sold by Stampin’ Up!)

 Spooky Bingo Bits (wood: 123944, clear: 123946)

Happy Easter, part 2…

I just finished my son’s basket. My original intention was to make it like my daughter’s (the one I posted earlier), only without the flower. But, it needed something. So, it got dressed up with a little Easter bunny – made from punches!

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I used the 1 3/4 in circle in Whisper White for his head. The ears are the large and small ovals (the small oval was punched with Pink Pirouette). The nose is the small heart from the Heart to Heart punch. The eyes are made with the 1/2 in. circle punch in Bashful Blue and the 1/4 in. circle punch (discontinued) punched in Basic Black. White gel pen was used to highlight the eyes. Sponging was done with Regal Rose and Going Gray. A Chocolate Chip Write Marker was used to draw the whiskers and mouth. The bow tie was made using So Saffron grosgrain (a Sale-a-Bration item, also used on the basket) and a sliver of the same Delicate Dots paper (also a Sale-a-Bration item) used on the basket.

I’m sure my 15 year old son will appreciate the cuteness – if appreciation is counted as an eye-roll (he thinks I’m a bit over-the-top sometimes…imagine that! lol) Honestly, he probably won’t even notice the basket and will go straight for the chocolate!  Can’t blame the kid! 😉

Update to add a pic of them both full and ready to go:

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Enjoy -and again, Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter! Long time no post…

Hello all! I have to apologize for extended absence. Life has gotten in the way of my crafting. Our school district suffered two tragic student deaths in a three week time, one of which hit close to home as he was part of my extended family. Sadly, both were 17 and involved in car accidents. Neither was wearing a seatbelt. This has just rocked our little town and my family. Thank you for being understanding.

That said, with Easter tomorrow, I wanted to do something special for my kids. Since they are 18 and 15, hauling out the old big wicker Easter basket is a little much. So, I borrowed this fabulous idea from the amazing Mary Jo Albright (actually, to say she is amazing is an understatement!!) for a more “grown-up” version of the Easter basket. Mine is not woven as hers is, but the shape is the same.

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This basket was created using our Scallop Envelope die for the Big Shot. I cut 6 using some of the Sale-a-Bration DSP I have left over (I think the colors are great for spring!) I also used some of the Certainly Celery twill ribbon (also from SAB). I dressed this up with some silver brads and a flower from the Pretties Kit. The center of the flower uses one of our yummy new corduroy buttons in Summer Sun (I know the paper has no Summer Sun, but I think it adds some color to this little basket!)  Voila! Almost-instant Easter basket . I’ve shown it filled so you can see how much it holds! I think my teens will like these (or at least the candy!)

I have more to post and will get it all uploaded so that it publishes this week. Thanks again to all of you for your support!

Happy Easter!

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Candy Lane Clip…

This is a super-easy mini-project that we’ll be making at Marcie’s workshop on the 30th. It’s a large binder clip, altered into a photo holder!

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The black portion of the binder clip was covered in Candy Lane DSP (available as part of the Love You Much bundle that is still available – or by itself starting 1/19/09 in the new catalog). The flower was punched with the 5 Petal punch, using the reverse side of  the striped paper (it’s hard to see, but it’s lovely little polka dots on Pretty In Pink). The flower was also punched in Riding Hood Red. The center is made from Pretty In Pink, punched with the 1/2 inch Circle punch, then given some sparkle thanks to Dazzling Diamonds glitter. A silver brad completes the flower. It was attached using a glue dot (full-size).  A little Pretty In Pink taffeta ribbon decorates the top of the clip – and voila! It’s ready for a photo! For some reason, I had the worst time getting this to show up well on the camera! I am not sure if it’s because of the reflection from the metal (and glitter) or what. Hopefully, you get the idea! 😉

In case you are wondering who the gorgeous girl in the photo is, it’s my daughter, right after she got her hair done for prom last year. Her outfit even matches the clip! 🙂

Enjoy!

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A Heart Wreath…

Made from the Love You Much stamps and punch:

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The idea for this was inspired by a project posted by Dawn Olchefske on her blog. As soon as I saw that project, I was wow’d! Using that as inspiration, I punched out a bunch of hearts (I’m sure glad I didn’t have to cut them out!) – and started making a “wreath”.

Like Dawn, I started with a scallop circle, with the center punched out (using the 1 inch circle punch). I layered the large hearts, alternating the colors (my Candy Lane DSP is still on backorder, I think this would have looked even better, and more colorful, using that DSP!) I put a couple of the smallest hearts on the large hearts, so jazz them up a little.
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I then layered the medium hearts, along with some of the small hearts

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TIP: use mini-glue dots for those small hearts – makes it MUCH easier! If you haven’t used mini-glue dots (Item 103683) you don’t know what you are missing. Great for small pieces, ribbon, and other embellishments!!

At this point, I “fluffed” some of the hearts (pulling them up slightly, to give this added dimension.

The circle was stamped with Rose Red, then punched out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch. I used my blender pen to color the heart with Pretty in Pink ink. The edges of the circle, the Whisper White and Pretty in Pink layers were sponged lightly with Pretty in Pink. The circle is on dimensionals. Rose Red grosgrain pretties it up a little.
This was a fun little card to make!

And the best part? This is NOT a sneak peek. You can order this bundle today! For about $41 + shipping, you can have this in your hands before the new catalog even comes out! Contact me for details (due to the backorder issue, you will have to place the order with me, instead of going online). I will also be offering a FREE GIFT with every $100 purchase that includes this bundle! It’s a fabulous Class-to-Go planner, where you will receive detailed instructions on using this set to make cards, tags, and even a little purse to hold all of them! If you would like a supply list, before you place your order, email me, so you can make sure you have everything you need as soon as your order arrives! (Note: This is not available for purchase to other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. If you are a demonstrator and are interested in this class, please email me @ ohclancy@gmail.com for more information.)

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Let me know if you have any questions!

Enjoy!
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Gift card pocket…

A simple little gift card holder, using Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze…

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Using Ski Slope DSP, Best Yet sentiment, and some punches, this was easy, easy, easy! The card holder itself is Baja Breeze card stock, stamped with snowflakes from Snow Swirled in white craft. The back is Whisper White, edged with the scallop edge punch and accented with holes from the 1/16th punch (yes, they are crooked..sorry!) I used the slot punch to make a place to put the ribbon (I had to use it twice, to make the opening a little wider for the Alpine felt ribbon. The ribbon was looped through, punched with my Crop-a-Dile, and accented with a 1/2 circle of Baja Breeze and an Antique Brass brad (you could also use an eyelet to secure it). The slot for the gift card was done on my paper cutter – I just carefully cut a slot into the Baja Breeze before adhering it to the Whisper White.

The pocket is a standard size card, cut from a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 Chocolate Chip card stock, lengthwise. It was then folded in half, then the flap was folded down (I just kind of eyeballed this). The flap was then trimmed with the scallop edge punch and accented with dots made with white gel pen. The DSP was adhered before sticking down the flap (both for the liner and on front). It was punched with the corner rounder. The chocolate chip strip behind the tag is actually the reverse side of the DSP. Best Yet sentiment was stamped in Baja Breeze on Whisper White and punched with the square scallop punch. The sides of the pocket were attached with sticky strip, for extra holding power. The top and bottom edges were punched with the corner rounder.

I didn’t have any gift cards to display in this – so you get to see my Costco card! lol

Isn’t this sweet? I’m probably going to use it for a Starbucks card for my college-age princess!

Ingredients:

Stamps: Best Yet (hostess), Snow Swirled
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
DSP: Ski Slope
Punches: scallop edge, square scallop, corner rounder, 1/2 in circle
Accessories: Alpine felt ribbon, metallic brad, white gel pen, sticky strip

Enjoy!

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Upsy Daisy Box…

This is a box I recently made. I got the pattern from SCS (I think? I took the dimensions directly of the computer when I made this and didn’t save the link!) It will hold at least 12 cards and envelopes.

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Note: I only have 3 cards in the box, but that’s a whole 50 pack of envelopes!

I really like the finished result! Easy layout…I think this would make a good card (and I just might make one to match!) Great idea for a stamp camp or class! I’m also thinking this would be super cute, filled with matching cards/note cards, as a holiday gift.

Ingredients:

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
DSP: Urban Garden
Accessories: Old Olive 1/4 inch grosgrain, Scallop Edge punch

Enjoy!