What to do with all my scraps………..

Papercrafting oh how I’ve missed you so!!!!  My new salon is up and running and things are settling into some kind of normalcy now.  Good thing too because Sale-A-Bration is almost over! I just about missed taking advantage of these sweet deals myself.   For those of you who don’t know, Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year at SU!.  For every $50 you spend, you get to choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Most are exclusive items that will be gone when the sale ends.  The paper this year is to die for!  Click here to check it out.  Place your order with me asap to get your freebies!  The sale ends on March 22!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t bear to throw out adorable paper.  I save even the smallest scraps thinking to myself, “I will use this for something.  It is just too darn cute to throw out!” but more often than not, my scraps collect and my craft cabinet starts to look like  kindling.  Well not anymore!  I am committed to using all my amazing scraps.  Here is project numero uno, cased from a card by fellow Demo Charlene.

Banners and scraps

The popularity and adorableness of banners creates a great opportunity for you to bust out your amazing scraps and put them to good use.  Just cut strips and use your 1″ square punch to create the tails and you will have your card finished in no time!

Another great way to make amazing cards in a hurry is to join Paper Pumpkin and get a kit sent right to your door every month.  A gorgeous red box will surprise you with instructions and all the great Stampin’ Up! products you’ll need to make a fabulous project.  Be sure to tell them I’m your demonstrator to get a free gift from me!

Now get busy making time for Stampin’!




CASEed Pinwheel Treat Bag

Recently my Mom was here visiting from the D.C. area.  We had a great visit and she was even able to attend my Busy Stamper Open House.  She caught a bit of the paper crafting bug  (it is very contagious you know) and wanted to make something to give the gal who subbed for her Sunday School class.  I decided to CASE an adorable treat bag that we made in Janice Urke’s Thursday night stamp club.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the design originally came from the amazing Becky Roberts.  The bag is sooo easy to make and can be changed up to fit any occasion.  This is my fall inspired version.

Now get busy stampin’!


Perfectly Stamped!

I am so in love with the Perfectly Preserved stamp set and matching dies.   I just can’t get enough of the jar.  You can use it for so many things.  My fellow demonstrator Janice Urke and I collaborated to CASE one of Stampin’ Up!’s cards for this one.  It was a little labor intensive, but worth it!  We made 20!  We used Versamark to create a subtle background and a piercing tool and markers to create the faux stitching.  Stay tuned for my video tutorial on creating perfect banners every time.  I’m still working the kinks out on my video production, but it is coming, I promise!

A crafty little tip:  Add a little something to your project by stamping your envelope to match your card!

Now get busy stampin’!


Stampin’ Up! Ingredients:

Stamp It:  Perfectly Preserved

Paper It: Lucky Limeade Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Raspberry Ripple Card Stock, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper

Ink It: Versamark,  Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad, Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad, Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad, Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker

Embellish It: Perfectly Preserved Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, Naturals Designer Buttons

Work It:  Paper Snips,  Paper-Piercing tool, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tabletop Paper Cutter, 1″ Square Punch