The Fabulous Tab Punch!!

Why is it so fabulous? well just look at these tabs I punched out for my catalog! They are cute and they are just what I need to help me find things quickly in the catalog!

What else can you use the tab punch for? The photo above is from Stampin’ Up! and it shows a cute little pocket card with a tab that pulls the card out of the pocket! Is that darling or what?

For my tabs I chose cardstock colors I thought looked good together and with the catalog front and just started punching away! You can see that the tab has a small rectangular base that adheres to the page or paper. You simply punch, fold the punched tab in half, and adhere the front and back rectangular bases to the page or paper. It’s quick and easy! For my tabs I used Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere them to the catalog pages. Then I used a black felt-tip pen to write the words on the tabs.

This is a great punch to have in your collection as I know it’s going to be used a lot! For more details about the punch, just click on the photo above! And, it’s a great time to order the Tab Punch as it will count toward your Bonus Days Coupon!

JULY ONLY! For every $50 order in July, you receive a $5 coupon to use in August! Click below to start shopping!

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Delicate Window Box!

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Look at this precious little box!  It is created using the Window Box Thinlits Dies ~ do you believe how pretty it is?

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These are the pieces of the box before they were assembled. Truthfully, this box is really a snap to make!  Cut two pieces using the dies and put them together!

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The other day I got together with two friends for a morning of window box making (i.e., papercrafting!!).

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I’m taking the picture here, but look at the girls having fun and concentrating on their boxes!

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We each chose a different color of card stock for our box.  Mine was made out of Pink Pirouette card stock!

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Here we are, each holding our pretty creations!

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My box is tied with the Very Vanilla Lace Trim.  I left the tails of the lace bow very long 🙂

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I see lots of beautiful gifts in store for my friends and family!!!!

Thank you for stopping by!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the window box ~ I love your comments!


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Paper:  Pink Pirouette card stock
Tools:  Window Box Thinlit Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Bone Folder
Embellishments:  Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Falling in Love Embellishments

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Beautiful Luminaries!

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My friend and downline, Robin Daus, has created some beautiful luminaries and I just have to show them to you!  Aren’t they gorgeous?

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For this luminary she’s used the Merry Medley stamp and embossed it using copper embossing powder on vellum paper.  Cool, right?  I got to see this in person and let me tell you, it’s amazing!!

Robin Luminaries Chanukah

This Chanukah luminary is embossed in silver embossing powder, also on vellum paper.  She’s used the now retired Jewish Celebrations stamp set.

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The vellum is trimmed with our Silver Foil.  It’s genius the way she’s done this as it really grounds the luminary and makes it feel solid.

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Truthfully, the luminaries are very light.  They are simply rolled to about a 3-1/2″ diameter and the edges affixed together.  Just set the rolled luminary over a battery-operated tea light and there you have it!  Darling!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Robin doesn’t have a blog, but she will see any comments you leave for her 🙂  Also, if you hae any questions for her, leave it in a comment and she will answer you!!


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Stamps:  Merry Medley and Jewish Celebrations (now retired)
Ink:  Versamark Ink, Copper Embossing Powder and Silver Embossing Powder
Paper:  Vellum Paper, Gold Foil and Silver Foil
Tools:  Heat Tool

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Presents Nice!!

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Do you need some little gifts?  These Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are so great for table favors, party favors, tiny teacher gifts…anything!

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Mine are filled with individually wrapped peppermint candies, but you can fill the with anything.  And, you can decorate them any way you like!

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These are wrapped in This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (in the Annual Catalog).  Pine branches cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies peek out from behind a flower punched from the Petite Petals Punch.  The Gold Glimmer Paper flower was punched with a retired punch I have in my stash 🙂

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I think these are just TOO cute!  And, they are a snap to make.  I bet you can think of some fabulous things to do with them!


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Box:  Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
Paper:  This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper,
Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler card stock
Tools:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Petite Petals Punch

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Holiday Craft: Rolled Paper Tree!

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Need a quick Christmas craft?  This is a fun one!  I’m casing this project from several that I saw at World Card Making Day in Atlanta.  It’s an easy little project!

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For mine, I made the tree on a 5″ x 7″ piece of Kraft Paper.  I wanted to display the finished tree on this blackboard clipboard, but this standard size will fit in an open frame also.

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You simply roll 2″ wide pieces of designer series paper (this is Candy Cane Lane dsp) around a pencil.  You will want to pre-cut your pieces in varying lengths (I started at 4″ long and progressed down from there).  Roll on a pencil and affix with Tear & Tape Adhesive.  After you have all the little rolls made, arrange them on the Kraft Paper.  I also used Tear & Tape Adhesive to stick them down, but think a hot glue gun would work.  I used two short rolls of Chocolate Chip card stock for the tree trunk.

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A sweet Real Red bow made with the Bow Builder Punch finishes off the tree.  I love the way it turned out!  In a few weeks I’m going to be part of a make and take event and this is one of the projects I’m contributing!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!


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Paper:  Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Kraft Paper,
Real Red and Chocolate Chip card stock
Tools:  Bow Builder Punch
Adhesive:  Tear & Tape Adhesive

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Sweet Little 3D Notebook!

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I’m seriously still on a high from the wonderful weekend at On Stage Atlanta!  I met so many wonderful people and had tons of fun!!

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Today I’m sharing with you my 3D project from World Cardmaking Day.  It’s a spiral bound notebook of 3 x 5 cards which I decorated on the front.  You know, it’s just fun to decorate something you might use for very ordinary purposes!  Here the sweet birdcage from the Badges & Banners set takes center stage.  Some butterflies punched from Gold Foil are flitting about 🙂

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Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped Ribbon was folded at angles and glued down on the cover under the butterflies. Then some of the same ribbon was cut in half lengthwise to use along with some Very Vanilla Lace Trim as an embellishment on the spiral rings.  Two layers of washi tape line the bottom edge of the notebook.

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The sentiment is from the classic Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  If you don’t have this set you really should get it.  It has so many great sentiments, not to mention flowers and flourishes!!  This little notebook is perfect, not only for notes, but because it’s filled with index cards it would work well for memorization cards.  It might be a good stocking stuffer for a student!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I so appreciate all of you 🙂


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Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases, Grateful Bunch and Badges & Banners
Ink:  Black Archival Ink, Watermelon Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker
Paper:  Whisper White card stock, Gold Foil, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Bitty Butterfly Punch
Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Delicate White Doilies, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped Ribbon, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape

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Christmas Ornament?

Friend Hanger flat RI know, this doesn’t look like a regular Christmas ornament.  And, maybe it’s just a cute little thing to hang on a hook.  This is one of those things that you start and it keeps morphing as you go 🙂  I kept adding more and having fun, and I kind of like how it came out!

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I started with some kraft paper that I embossed with a flower stamp from the set Awesomely Artistic.  White embossing on kraft paper looks so good!  Then I just started layering pretty things!

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Some of the things I layered first were:  (1) a light pink sheet of Fruit Stand dsp; (2) Touches of Texture stamped on Shimmery White that was first watercolored with a light wash of Emerald Envy and then punched with a circle punch; and (3) a delicate white doily.

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Some die cuts were added, and I gathered up some lace and adhered it with some copper spotted washi. Then I backed the whole thing with a layer of emerald envy card stock and another layer of Mint Macaron card stock.  Some holes were punched in the top left and right corners, and I added a loop of twine from my garage!

Friend Hanger standingSo, what do you think:  is it a Christmas ornament or a little thing to hang on a hook?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  Thanks for stopping by 🙂


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic, Paisleys & Posies, Touches of Texture, Endless Thanks, Papillon Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy, Versamark Ink (White Embossing Powder and Copper Embossing Powder)
Paper:  Kraft Paper, White Vellum, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Copper Foil
Tools:  Paisleys Framelits Dies, May Flowers Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 2″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, Blossoms Punch
Embellishments:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Delicate White Doily, Baker’s Twine Trio Pack, Tw)ine (my own


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Pretty Paper Boxes!

2 pkgs verticalHave you ever used the Gift Box Punch Board?  Well, if not, this is the best time to try it out!  These darling boxes were made with the punch board and they were sure quick and easy!

BW pkg 3For this first box I used a 12″ x 12″ sheet of This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper and followed the instructions on the punch board. The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Silk Taffeta ~ scrumptious!

CC Pkg 2The second box is made with a 12″ x 12″ sheet of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I made it one size smaller than the first box. The instructions are right on the punch board ~ easy!  The ribbon here is Natural Trim and it comes with metallic gold thread down the center.  I added some Gold Sequin Trim for extra bling!

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These boxes open from the top.  They have little interlocking tabs that close up nicely.

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Here is what the Gift Box Punch Board looks like.  All of the box, paper and score line measurements are right on the board front and there is also an instruction sheet included which gives a photo tutorial on how to make a box.

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As you think about the upcoming holidays, think about how nice it would be to give your gift in a pretty handmade box!  I know my friends are going to be blown away!

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Petite Cafe Gift Bags!

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Ooh, I love these cute little gift bags and I’ve been waiting for a chance to use them!  Today is a long day for the staff in my husband’s office (3 girls) and I wanted to give them some little snacks to eat.  What better to hold their snacks than the adorable Petite Cafe Gift Bags and some coordinating cards?

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The Fresh Fruit stamp set is one of my favorites, especially the peach, I just love it!!  And, of course the bags had to be decorated cute!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  DON’T FORGET:  tomorrow the new Holiday Catalog goes live!!  Yippee!  You will love it!  Come back and see some new goodies!


Stampin’ Up! Items Used on Today’s Project:

Stamps:  Fresh Fruit Stamp Set
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Whisper White and Emerald Envy card stock, Fruit Stand dsp
Tools:  Hello You Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Other:  Petite Cafe Gift Bags, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, Gold Binder Clips


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Cute Little Fruit Crates!!

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Oh my goodness, aren’t these the cutest?  They are a case from page 148 of the new Annual Catalog, and I will tell you how to make them!!

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Today I’m having a get together for my team of demonstrators.  We are called the Sweet Stampers 🙂  I always like to make them each something cute and fun.  I’ve loved the whole Fruit Stand Suite since I first saw it in the catalog, and I couldn’t wait to make these little crates for my team!

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So, here are the directions (easy!):  Using 12″ x 12″ Kraft Cardstock, cut a piece 9″ x  3″ and score it at 2-1/2″ in from each end.  This is the base of the crate.  Then cut four (4) strips, each 1″ x 5″ and score each strip at 1/2″ in from each end.  These are the long sides of the crate.  Run a bone folder over all score lines.

Crates 3 2 backwardsUsing Tear & Tape Adhesive, adhere the 1/2″ sides of each strip to the inside of each side of the base to form the crate.  It should look like the photo above.  Using the Word Window punch (now retired), punch each end of the crate to form the handles (see above on the far right crate).  Finally, using a sponge or sponge dauber, sponge the entire crate lightly with Crumb Cake ink, and you are done!  Easy, right?

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Fold a doily over one side of the crate.  I affixed it with some Tombow glue at the fold line.  Then fold a 3″ x 3″ piece of Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper on the diagonal and glue it over the doily.  The catalog shows the crates filled with brown shredded paper, but I used tissue paper in mine because I had some little goodies to put in there for my team 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today!  Let me know what you think of the little crates ~ I love your comments!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Make the Little Crates:

Ink:  Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Kraft Cardstock, Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Bone Folder, Word Window Punch (retired)
Embellishment:  Tea Lace Doilies (retired)

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