Friday, February 24, 2017

Stampin Up: scrapbooking and card making

Recently, someone told me, she could not use SU because she only did scrapbooking. It started me thinking; maybe I need to show how easy it is to stamp and make your own embellishments with Stampin Up. So here are a few pages I have completed recently. Thought I would show how I have been using SU on my scrapbook pages. I also made a few cards out of the similar material. 

Remember the cards we made in club from Nail It (143077) and Build it Framelits dies (143230)?

Well Wiley and I needed to remodel a rental house. Of course the photos to remember this time we are working together was a huge part of this trip. I took one evening and made a few papers using the same stamp set and framelits.

 I have also thought of Wiley as an Excellent craft man and as we were working across the street from a school. I thought he should get an "A+" for his work. The "A" came from Urban District (143071) and the "+" came from Layered Letters Alphabet (138692). As these are stamp sets that are a must have for my craft room; these embellishments did not cost anything outside the cost of scrap paper!!!

Now I would like to go back and have you look at the Urban District stamp set seen on page 47 in the Occasions 2017  catalog. The letters in this set allow you to use them in so many different ways for men cards and pages. It can be used for pages about building, football, computer screens, hunting, sailing, mountains, camping, baseball, cowboy boots, guitar, gaming, baseball, etc. Just color the subject that matches the topic of your page.

One of the children from the school wanted to show me his fish tank he made for his Science class. So, I created a page for him to add the pictures we took of him and his project. WOW was his mother surprised when he came home with an "A" and scrap page with pictures.  Do I need to say I am having fun! #papercraftsbyelaine

This page was done with the Layered Letters Alphabet (138692) and Seaside Shore (141624) Paper is By the Shore (141641). How fun is this page?

Later, I want to send out cards to the wonderful ladies on my team. The By the Shore stamp set  (143006) had the perfect saying. While I was making this card, I thought about a motorcycle trip I took where we went to the lighthouses on the NC coast. Those pictures were still on the CD, but I found myself making a pages for them. Once again, my stamp sets, I use for the cards worked great for my scrapbook pages.

But scrapbooking with Stampin Up does not stop there. This is one of the recent Paper Pumpkins, I received in the mail. It has been turned into a perpetual calendar.

Here are a few of the page changes I made to make this my own. 

A little more about this scrapbook. Each page has a pocket. This allows me to keep cards, I have pre-made for friends. That way I know right where the cards are and it is easy to just address and mail. Scrapbooking with Stampin Up is easy and fun..... not to mention less expensive. 

 Stop by my Stampin Up store and order your scrapbook supplies today.  Just click on "shop" at the top of the page.

Here are a few other stamp sets I love using with my scrapbook pages. 

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Twist and Turn Pop Up Card

 Twist Pop Up Card for Valentine's Day

We had a great time making this card at club this pass month. With a few extra kits, I thought I would off it for sale at the Scrap Your Heart Out Retreat. WOW the 5 kits I had left were gone in less than an hour. Thanks to my awesome team members we made 14 more kits to share. Once again Paper Crafter Team, pulled off creating a fun environment for fellow crafters. 

This is a great WOW card.

Now I am one that believes in not reinventing the wheel. is the best video I found for making this great card.

Here are the measurement she speaks of during the video.

Twist Pop Up Card.
8 1/2 x 10 3/4 white card stock

 Mechanism card stock 8 1/2 inch by 10 3/4 inch
scored at:
2 1/4, 4 1/4 and 6 1/4 on the short side
on the long side score at 3 7/8, 5 3/8 and 6 7/8.
The strip for the pop out panel measures 3 inches by 11 inches.
Scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2 and 8 1/4 inches.
Mats for the pop out panel are 2 3/4 by 2 1/2 inches.
Inside mats for card base on the mechanism piece are 3 3/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches before trimmed into the angle at the top.
Lastly, you will need and A2 card base, 4 1/4 inches by 11 scored at 5 1/2.

As you can see this is not just a holiday card. I see it as a great birthday, anniversary, celebration card..... etc. 

Cards in the Mail kit:
This card design is the February Cards in the Mail Kit. Simple email me your desire to received this card style card plus 5 other cards made with the same mechanism. That is a total of 6 Twist Pop Up Cards. Kit is ready to assemble. Email me your desire to receive this card kit. 

Kits are $25.00 plus shipping.  
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Friday, January 20, 2017

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Adventure Balloons Awesome bundle

Here in the south it does not take much to shut down the city. But that is okay, it just means I have had some extra time to craft.  Things around here are really busy. Getting ready for our upcoming Open House and Scrap Your Heart Out Retreat.

So let's take a look at some of the craft projects we have finished.

First lets look at Balloon Adventures and the thinlets Balloon Pop Up. This bundle (144708) makes several great cards with a great WOW factor.  

 The front of this card is stamped using Mint Macaron ink and Sweet Sugarplum ink using one of the great stamps in this set. Then I stamped the sediment in the center.
The inside of this card is the WOW. This die cut allows you to make the balloons pop. The pop up is cut from Whisper White paper, and each balloon is die cut using the same thinlet set. (Hint this is a great time to use those small scrap that often seem to grow in your craft room.)

Here is another way to use this bundle:
 Same die cut, only this time I removed the surrounding box. I did not have any black glitter paper, so I used Basic Black and Wink of Stella. Just brush your card with your Clear Wink of Stella. Now you have the shine and a smooth finish. Again each of the balloons are cut from scrap paper. The stars are from our enamel embellishment set. Again is adds color to the other wise blank and white card.
Of course we can not leave the inside blank. This is the place to  wish them Another Year Full of Adventures.

I love making cards with products that offer so much variety. This bundle offers a lot of great value to your crafting collection. Look at this video for more ideas.

More about Balloon Pop Up thinlit.

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