Saturday, January 20, 2018

Lots of Lavender - Sale-a-Bration

Hello from Kerrville, Texas.  I am in Kerrville for the annual Texas Basket Weavers Association conference.  I thought I would have lots of time to blog about all my cards, but the baskets have distracted me. lol

Do you like free!!!  Lots of Lavender is a lovely stamp set that is free with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration. Here is a card I made for a swap using this set and embossing powder. I really like this stamp set, because I love lavender, especially lavender plants.


Card Measurements:
Extra Thick Whisper White Base  4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Basic Black Layer 4 x 5 1/4
Wisteria Wonder Layer 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
Silver Foil  1 x 6 
Whisper White 3 x 3
Basic Black and Whisper White scraps for sentiment


TIP:  Stamped complete image prior to running paper through Big Shot with Lots of Labels framelits.  At the time I was not sure which label to use.  I tried a larger one, but it covered too much of the background,  the smaller framelit shows off more of the Embossing Powder background and Silver Foil layer.  Again this is all trial and error, you have to go with what looks good to you.


Product List
Lots Of Lavender Photopolymer Stamp Set
$0.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$7.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Wisteria Wonder 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
$7.00
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad*
122936
$5.95
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$5.00
Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies
$27.00
Silver Foil Sheets
$4.00
Silver Metallic Thread
$3.00
Watercolor Pencils
$16.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Banner Triple Punch
$23.00



Check out the new 2018 Occasions Catalog from Stampin Up!!  You will find lots of inspiration to create inside.  I know I did!!

And don't forget...when your product totals $50 or more, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product!


Enjoy!!


Cathy Peck 
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com 
www.tea-n-stamps.stampinup.net
940-782-8695 (text me)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday Card Share - Happy Wishes (two ways)

Happy 2018!!!

I took an unintentional blog break during the holidays.  While on my blog break I continued to make cards and paper crafts for the holidays.  I just did not have the time or energy to share.  But now I am back ready to share some great cards that I received in swaps.

It is the time of Sale-a-Bration and the Occasions catalogs at Stampin Up.  A wonderful and exciting time after the holidays to earn free products.  Today I am sharing one of my favorite Sale-a-Bration stamp sets, Happy Wishes,  that is available for FREE with a qualifying purchase.   These are the only two cards I received using this set.  Both are fantastic examples of this terrific stamp set. 


Patience Holt
SC SAB Swap



Vickie Vinkemeier
STARS SAB/OC Swap 


Product List
Happy Wishes Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$0.00
Happy Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$0.00
Tutti-Frutti 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$10.00
Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins
$7.00
Smoky Slate 1/2" Gingham Ribbon
$7.50
Wood Words Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$22.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$30.00
Pearl Basic Jewels
$5.00


Each card is unique and varies in difficulty and technique.  I love the fussy cut image in this card.  It truly makes the stamp stand out.  The contrast of colors draws your eye to the stamp. 


The background stamp from the Wood Words stamp set is the perfect compliment for the flowers on the Happy Wishes stamp.  Stamping the background in the same color as cardstock add interest without overwhelming the lovely tri-color stamped image.




Check out the new 2018 Occasions Catalog from Stampin Up!!  You will find lots of inspiration to create inside.  I know I did!!

And don't forget...when your product totals $50 or more, you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product!


Enjoy!!


Cathy Peck
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com
www.tea-n-stamps.stampinup.net
940-782-8695 (text me)

Saturday, December 2, 2017

It's All About the Package #1 - Christmas Around the World DSP

Gift cards, gift cards, gift cards!!!  How many of you are giving gift cards this year?  I am!!  I have already started.  My kids high school was asking for gift cards to show some love to the staff at Christmas.  So we donated two Starbucks cards, one for each child in high school.  I like to dress mine up a bit to show more love.  Thanks to Michelle Surette @ Istampedthat.com for the inspiration and directions for these great gift card holders.  

 
 
Basic Directions:
 
Cut desired card stock 5 x 7 3/4 and  1 7 3/4
Score at 2 1/6 and 6
Cut DSP 2 1/4 x 4 3/4 and 1 1/2 x 4 3/4
Decorate as desired
 
These can be made up in any color paper, they are perfect for any occasion it is all up to you. 

TIP: I used the sentiments from the October and November Paper Pumpkin kits, Pining for Plaid and Back in Plaid, for these gift cards.  If you are a casual stamper, Paper Pumpkin is the way to go.  Kits are seasonal, the stamps never go out of style and can be used with any of Stampin Up products.   Just as I did above.  Perhaps you should give Paper Pumpkin a try.

Product List
Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
$11.00
Year Of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper
$13.00
Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
$13.00
Quilted Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$9.00
Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper
$11.00
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$20.00
3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$59.00
6-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$114.00

 All those beautiful papers in my "product list" are from the Stampin Holiday catalog and only available while supplies last.  Get some before they are gone forever.
 
Click here to learn more about Paper Pumpkin.


 
 
Enjoy!!


Cathy Peck
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com
www.tea-n-stamps.stampinup.net
940-782-8695 (text me) 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving - Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Happy Thanksgiving!!!  Hope all is well where ever you may be.  At holiday time I am a baking fanatic.  I have spent the last week making biscotti for friends and family.  Today I am sharing with you a packaging idea that worked great for my biscotti or any cookie.

 
Supplies needed:
 
Punches: 1", 1 1/4". 1 1/2", 1 3/4"
Paper: Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP, Cajun Craze
Ribbon: Your choice (mine is retired)
Ink: Cajun Craze
Stamps: September Paper Pumpkin Layered Leaves
 


Paper Pumpkin is a gift that keeps on giving.  The stamps in the September kit, Layering Leaves, are perfect for Thanksgiving and Fall.  I absolutely love this kit, the leaves are gorgeous and it is one of my keepers.  Here is another treat bag using the leaves from the kit.  I also stamped leaves from the Colorful Seasons kit -- another favorite.   I used Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede inks on this one.


 

Product List
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$20.00
3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$59.00
6-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$114.00
z 12-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$215.00
Click here to learn more about Paper Pumpkin.
 
 
Enjoy!!


Cathy Peck
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com
www.tea-n-stamps.stampinup.net
940-782-8695 (text me)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DOStamper STARs Thursday Challenge #257 - Christmas Pines Treat Bag

Hello and welcome to this week's DOStamper Stars Thursday "Home Sweet Home Challenge" #256.  This weeks photo inspiration is a wrapped Christmas gift and I have been waiting for this opportunity to create a Christmas gift bag.  It can be used for candy, cookies, lip balms, gift cards, etc.  I can even put some of my homemade biscotti in it. 

 
Measurements:
 
Be Merry DSP 2 x 8
Soft Suede 4 x 4  (pinecone and large oval)
Early Espresso 3 x 3 (pinecone)
Cherry Cobbler 2 x 3 (ribbon bow)_
Crumb Cake 2x2 (small oval)
Always Artichoke  2 x 3 (greenery)
Pear Pizzazz 2 x 4 (greenery)
 
 

TIP:  Kraft gift bags no longer available from Stampin UP, but you can easily find them at your local craft store or on-line.  I just happen to have a few packages left over from a previous project. 

Product List
Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set
$35.00
Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies
$26.00
Be Merry Designer Series Paper
$11.00
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Always Artichoke 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$30.00
Metallic Enamel Shapes
$7.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00




Hello Stampin’ Blends Markers!
 
 
Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.
  26 Markers (12 ex, Color Lifter, Bronze and Ivory Markers)
Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker.
Available individually or in a combo pack.
Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
Nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
  Shop Stampin' Blends on line.


Perhaps you should add the Pretty Pines Thinlets to your cart to create some awesome treat bags.

 
Enjoy!!


Cathy Peck
Wichita Falls, TX
texdelch@Hotmail.com
www.tea-n-stamps.stampinup.net
940-782-8695 (text me)