Friday, November 30, 2007

Three for You Card Tin

This is a nice gift item to make for teachers or office friends. It is a mint tin with 4 mini note cards. I ordered the tins from Oriental Trading Company. They are roughly $5 for 3 tins. I decorated the mini cards using the Three For You stamp set which is a nine piece set that comes in the current Stampin' Up punch tin. What a deal that is! You get the punch, three ink spots & the nine piece stamp set in the blue storage tin for just $45.95.

Anyway, for the mini note cards, I used Certainly Celery & Basic Black Cardstock and decorated each one with a different color Prints Designer Series Paper: Regal Rose, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron & Certainly Celery. I stamped the three little posies in Basic Black on cardstock scraps' punched them out and adhered them to the note cards using mini glue dots so I could scrunch them up and give the look some dimension without being too bulky.

For the tin lid, I stamped the letters for N-O-T-E-S using Headline Alphabet on Whisper White & staggered them across the lid so they would all fit. I find if you purposely stagger it takes a great deal of pressure off you to line everything up perfectly and thus you have a much better stamping & scrapping experience. Please email me at if you would like more detailed directions.

Thanks for stopping by my blog spot. EdieB

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Stampers Showcase!

Hi Everyone! I almost missed it. I was on Stampers' Showcase yesterday with this card. This is a really fun card to make. There is lots of stamping and using punches. Come to my Customer Appreciation open-house on Sunday at 12:00 pm and you can make this card too.

The base is Real Red cardstock and it is layered with Mellow Moss. Stamp the large mat with the Linen Background Stamp in Mellow Moss to give it texture and then punch all four corners with the Ticket Corner Punch. To weave the Red Gingham Ribbon, punch along the bottom of the base with the Double Rectangle Punch lining up each rectangle with the previous rectangle to maintain a straight line.

For the embellishment, stamp the Happy Holidays and ornaments from the Take Three Set in Real Red on Whisper White Cardstock. Take Three is such a versatile set. It has something for every season and every occasion. Punch each corner with the Ticket Corner Punch again to mimic the base layer and then mat onto Mellow Moss and Real Red securing with Gold Brads.

Thanks for looking. Hope to see you Sunday! EdieB

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wintergreen Season of Joy

Happy Thanksgiving! I know most of us are thinking all about food right now: turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes & pumpkin pie. Yum. While all of that will keep me busy today, I am also hoping to sneek a bit of stamping in between culinary tasks.

Here is a fun blingy Christmas card that I hope will get your creative juices flowing. All you need for this simple card is some pretty background paper and Stampin' Up's! Season of Joy offered in the Holiday Mini Collection which is only available through next Friday, November 30.

Also used for this pretty little card is Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow & Whisper White cardstock; Always Artichoke Classic Ink & Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon. For the bling effect, I outlined the swirlies on the tree with 2-way glue pen and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter. The bling really makes this card pop.

Thanks for looking and have a safe & blessed holiday. EdieB

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


The Holiday Tutorial Blitz is on at Splitcoast Stampers and Tuesday's tutorial was the tag punch starburst by Donna Moore. Find the complete tutorial here:
These starbursts are easy and fun to make. You only need your Stampin' Up! small and large tag punches, cardstock & vellum to create one of your own.
For my card, I used Stampin' Up's! Brushed Gold double-sided metallic cardstock. Since SU!'s metallic cardstock is double-sided, it makes a great card base too. The center of my starburst is embellished with a pop-up glue dot pressed in gold glitter and then the finished star is mounted on layers of Handsome Hunter and Holiday Harmony Designer Series Double-Sided Paper. I wrapped a few layers of gold cord around the entire card and added the sentiment "Near & Far Follow His Star" from Star-Studded Season. The inside sentiment is from the same set and reads, "May the Blessings of the Season Shine Upon You." I couldn't have wished for a better sentiment for this look.
Hope you enjoy & certainly do enjoy sharing with you. EdieB

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bodacious Christmas

It's a Bodacious Christmas with lots of bling. This is a card that I designed for a Christmas Card swap at Stampin' Up! convention this past July in Denver.
The pointsettias are stamped from the Bodacious Bouquet set in Real Red and Garden Green. I then took a Versamark pad and inked the entire area, sprinkled with a mixture of Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter and heat set. The Garden Green mat is pierced using the piercing tool from the tool kit and mat pack and finished off with Red Gingham ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by for a look. You can email me for more details at EdieB

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Hi There!

Hi There Everyone!

Welcome to my first blog post. I hope to keep in touch with all of my stamping friends and keep your heads filled with lots of new stamping ideas through this blog.

At this time of year, inspiration is right outside your front door or just a peek away right outside your window. Erie, Pennsylvania is alive with the colors of autumn leaves and bright blue skies. I love Stampin' Up! products, so it is rare that I will use any other.

I am sure that these cards have been inspired not only by the beautiful autumn leaves, but also by all of my great stamping friends out here in cyber-stamp land. I frequent many a stampin' blog and Splitcoast Stampers so please know that I appreciate the inspiration I have received from you and know that ideas that I may CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from you is a compliment to you and not common thievery. I would be happy if you CASE anything I post without asking my permission.

The True Friend stamp set offered in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Collection through November 30 is a fun and versatile set. I found some cool layouts I liked for this set out here in cyber-stamp land and put those ideas together with the Apple Cider Designer Series Double-Sided Paper from the same mini catty to make a set of three greeting cards. Also used for these cards are River Rock Cardstock(CS), Really Rust and Wild Wasabi CS.

For the first card I colored the flower image from True Friend direct to rubber with A Realy Rust Stampin' Write marker and the stem and leaves in Wild Wasabi by dipping a blender pen in refill ink since Stampin' Write markers are not offered in the In Colors. That is the cool thing about blender pens--they can be ANY color you like and sometimes, when blending, turn out to be colors you don't like.

Anyway, I then stamped the circle image from True Friend in Wild Wasabi and cut out just the center flower which I embellished with a blingy Ice Rhinestone Brad and popped that up using a Stampin' Dimensional for the center of the main flower image. I finished off the card by punching the corners of the focal image with the notched corner punch and adding some Double-Stitched Ribbon in River Rock. sounds like a lot more work than it is really.

The card looks much better IRL, so I am going to have to work on improving my photography skills. I know that I would get a better photo if I would just remember to turn off the flash. ;-]

For this card, I stamped the large circle image in Really Rust and punched it out using the Scallop Circle punch. I did the thing with the blingy brad and Stampin' Dimensional for the center and added River Rock Double-Stitched ribbon which, by the way, matches nearly everything.

Again, this card looks so much better IRL. Unfortunately, the detail of the scalloped border is fuzzy. Using the paper piercer from the Crafters' Tool Kit and paper-piercing template from the Mat Pack I pierced along the entire scalloped border to create a faux lace look-or something of the sort.

Third & final card for this set of greeting cards is so fun to make and such a cute card to send your best bud. I used pretty much the same color scheme, except switched out Wild Wasabi for Always Artichoke and I used Thoroughly Thankful stamp set which is a great set for autumn and Thanksgiving. Above the flower image it says "thankful for you" and inside the card it says "at this time of counting blessings, you always come to mind". Isn't that the sweetest. I sent one to my friend, Maxine, & gave one to my boss, Steve, for Boss' Day.

This card is embellished with Very Vanilla Tafetta Ribbon tied to a photo hanger from the Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware kit.

Thanks for looking and Happy Stampin'! EdieB