Friday, June 17, 2016

Paper "Wooden" Crate

Welcome Stampin' Friends!
The cute little “wooden” crate box on page 148 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog jumped right out at me! I work with paper, my hubby is a master carpenter, among many other things, and of course works with wood. Which would also explain my love of wood mount stamps. So, when a customer asked me how they made that sweet crate because she didn't see a "die for that", I was curious. Looks fairly simple. I’ll figure it out!
Examined the photo to get perceptive on the size, dimensions, etc., in comparison to the Love You More card. Well, low and behold…someone already figured it out! Thank you Jackie Topa! You’re cleverness has saved me a lot of time! 

Just adorable! I'm going to make little note cards to put in mine, just haven't gotten around to it yet! 

So, here ya go! You will need:
  • One 9" x 3" piece of card stock. Score at 2 1/2" and 6 1/2" on the long side.I prefer a wood color card stock; Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, or what ever you like. Although the Kraft Card Stock is heavier and sturdy to use for 3D projects. 
  • Four 1" x 5" pieces of card stock, each scored at 1/2" on both ends.
I stamped all pieces with the Hardwood Background stamp before scoring and punching the handles. You can also sand the edges a bit to give it that old, weathered look, like my real wooden crates have.

That's it. Super simple and easy to put together.
  • Punch handles on both ends of the 9" x 3" piece. I used the Classic Label Punch, but the retired Word Window Punch would give your crate more of a realistic look.
  • Attach the side slats using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fast Fuse, or Tear and Tape Adhesive.
Here's Jackie's visual.

Go ahead and make one or two! I'm gonna have to add a little white-ish spot on mine, since that's what the birds did to my real one on the patio! LOL! 
Have a great day and visit again soon!

Code for JUNE 2016 Stampin' Rewards is 9CQZY6XW.
Place an online order in my store using this code by June 30, 2016. One lucky stampin' friend will receive all the Stampin' Rewards accumulated! Please remember if your order is $150 don't use code, you will receive your own rewards!

Want a hard copy of the Awesome New Annual Catalog, contact me, if you do not have a relationship with a demonstrator. My loyal customers should have received theirs a few weeks ago, if not again...contact me! YAY! 

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Gwen Edelman,
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Create Happy Crew Team Lead
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MONTH LONG ONLINE PARTY! !

Welcome Stampin' Friends! 
I'm holding a special month long PARTY online! For the month of June, by using the code below when placing your online order You have the opportunity to "Make out like a bandit!" Whoo Hoo! 
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Code for JUNE 2016 Stampin' Rewards is 9CQZY6XW.
Depending on total orders for June, One Stampin' Friend (randomly picked with generator) will receive rewards as chart indicates!

* Total online orders for June reach more than $350, reward $$ for free product is 12% PLUS and extra $35!

* Total online orders for June reach more than $450, reward $$ for free product is 14% PLUS one 50% off product, and an extra $35!

* Total online orders for June reach more than $600, reward $$ for free product is 16% PLUS one 50% off product, and an extra $35! 

***AND a FREE set of the New 2016-2017 In Colors Ink Refills and a set of cards created with New Products!

PLEASE REMEMBER...If you plan to order more then $150 yourself, DO NOT USE CODE! You'll get your own Stampin' Rewards PLUS be in the running for all the others!
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So here ya GO!
Code for JUNE 2016 Stampin' Rewards is 9CQZY6XW.

Place an online order in my store using this code by June 30, 2016. One lucky stampin' friend will receive all the Stampin' Rewards accumulated! Please remember if your order is $150 don't use code, you will receive your own rewards!

Want a hard copy of the Awesome New Annual Catalog, contact me, if you do not have a relationship with a demonstrator. My loyal customers should have received theirs a few weeks ago, if not again...contact me! YAY! 

Join the Fun and Create some Happy!
Thanks for visiting!

Create and share your happy!


Gwen Edelman,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and

Create Happy Crew Team Lead
www.createwithgwen.stampinup.net
www.createwithgwen.com

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sitting Here Coloring!

Welcome Stampin' friends! 
The coloring craze has been a Stampin' Up! thing forever! A little better than my childhood coloring days, I'd say! I always loved coloring when I was a kid, but stamping and coloring is even better! Here's the card we made at Stamp Club last week. The Sitting Here stamp set is adorable and perfect for coloring. 
Stamp, color with ink pad and blender pens or Stampin Write Markers, a little fussy cutting, a little sponging with ink and your imagination takes over! The swing was stamped with Soft Suede, embossed the clear embossing powder before coloring with Soft Suede Craft Ink pad and blender pen. 
The Inside of this card is stamped in Archival Basic Black and then colored in with markers. I actually stamped a few of them to color in later while relaxing just watching TV. 
The Sitting Here stamp set has so many possibilities to stamp and color! Try the "masking" technique with the puppy stamp (or kitty) to allow them to lay in the basket bed. Stamp the puppy on Whisper White card stock. Stamp again on thin paper like copy paper and then cut out. 
Place the cut out "mask" on top of the stamped image on Whisper White card stock.
 Then stamp the basket right over the mask image! Lift the mask piece off and you now have a puppy in his bed!


Color, cut out image, and attach to your card using Dimentionals!
I am loving those sweet little pillows.
 
This stamp set has endless possibilities! From simple to over the top! Experiment to your taste. Each card-maker has their own style and flair,which is what makes this hobby (or business) of ours so addicting and fun! Enjoy!

Products used in today's card: Click image to go there! 
Code for JUNE 2016 Stampin' Rewards is 9CQZY6XW.

Place an online order in my store using this code by June 30, 2016. One lucky stampin' friend will receive all the Stampin' Rewards accumulated! Please remember if your order is $150 don't use code, you will receive your own rewards!

Want a hard copy of the Awesome New Annual Catalog, contact me, if you do not have a relationship with a demonstrator. My loyal customers should have received theirs a few weeks ago, if not again...contact me! YAY! 

Join the Fun and Create some Happy!
Thanks for visiting!

Create and share your happy!


Gwen Edelman,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and

Create Happy Crew Team Lead
www.createwithgwen.stampinup.net
www.createwithgwen.com

Friday, June 10, 2016

DIY Card Stand!

Welcome Stampin Friends!
Today, I have a cute DIY card stand for you. Pretty self explanitory, easy, and great for giving "hight" in photos. I remember making something like these when I was little, for paper dolls...or something, can't exactly remember what.  
Only need 4 long paper straws and a hot glue gun, and a Stampin' Up! Silicone Craft Sheet (item #127853) which makes playing with any glue a lot easier!
  • Line up two ends in a V and hot glue together. 


  • Add the center straw, hot glue together, and carefully stand up pulling the third straw back to the arch you desire.  



  • Cut a fourth straw in half attaching to front of your stand and as far down as you what.  

  • Hold in place just for a few seconds until the glue holds. 

There ya have it!


Cute hun? And addicting. I have friends calling me when they see paper straws and asking if I need anymore. Try making some! Enjoy! 

Code for JUNE 2016 Stampin' Rewards is 9CQZY6XW.
Place an online order in my store using this code by June 30, 2016. One lucky stampin' friend will receive all the Stampin' Rewards accumulated! Please remember if your order is $150 don't use code, you will receive your own rewards!

Want a hard copy of the Awesome New Annual Catalog, contact me, if you do not have a relationship with a demonstrator. My loyal customers should have received theirs a few weeks ago, if not again...contact me! YAY! 

Join the Fun and Create some Happy!
Thanks for visiting!

Create and share your happy!


Gwen Edelman,
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and

Create Happy Crew Team Lead
www.createwithgwen.stampinup.net
www.createwithgwen.com

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Clean, Easy Card!

Welcome Stampin' Friends! 
Finally getting around to showing off this clean, simple card which was cased from a swap card I received at OnStage Live (back in April!) created by Robyn Rasset. Features Stampin' Up! New 2016-2018 In Colors and the retired 2014-2016 In Colors.
Using any card stock, Designer Series Paper, 
or even ribbon, would work perfectly!  
* Using a 4" x 4 3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock, cut with a scissor or a blade (I found a razor blade to be easier) making a slight swoosh look.
* Line both pieces up together, and center of your card base.
Remove bottom half and draw a pencil line following the swoosh. This line will be your guide.
* Cut card stock or Designer Series Paper (whatever look you're going for) into 1/2" x  2" strips. A teeny bit smaller than 1/2" works great and will be inline with the border when you attach the top layer.
*Line up and attach the card stock pieces right to the card base making sure to cover up the pencil line and keeping that border on both the left and the right sides. 
*Use Dimensionals, attach the two "swoosh" pieces to the card base leaving an equal space around all four sides, which give you the "see through" part of the card. 
Sweet card! Thanks Robyn, for this great idea!  
Code for May 2016 Stampin' Rewards is CUUKWNA4.
Place an online order in my store using this code by May 31, 2016. One lucky stampin' friend will receive all the Stampin' Rewards accumulated! Please remember if your order is $150 don't use code, you will receive your own rewards! 
Thanks for visiting!

Create and share your happy!

 
Gwen Edelman,Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Create Happy Crew Team Lead
www.createwithgwen.stampinup.net
www.createwithgwen.com