Thursday, February 11, 2016

Framed Flatware

Isn't this just the sweetest framed piece?

This is just one of the projects you can make at my Cuppa Love Card & Home Decor class in March. The Cuppa paper and Cuppa Framelits are new to the current Occasions catalog with products being available until May 31st. 

Stamps: None
Inks: None
Papers: 140567 Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper stack cut to 3" x 4", 121044 Basic Gray Cardstock cut to 6" x 2", 100730 Whisper White Cardstock, 132178 Silver Foil Paper
Accessories: 140569 Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon, 140624 Cups & Kettles Framelits Dies, Glue Dots, 138292 triple banner punchFrame: Ikea  Ribba (I believe)

This is what I saw right away when I received my Cuppa Framelits. To make, run the foil, face down, on your cutting plates using the flatware (fork, knife, spoon) Framelits pieces through the Big Shot. 

You get essentially one chance to manipulate the flatware to the correct shape or the paper fibers break down. I gently teased up the fork tines and put a slight bend in the stem. The knife I left flat, of course! The spoon I curved the spoon bowl first, wrapping it gently around my thumb. Then I put the bend in the stem. 

Another cute way to do this frame would be to run the ends of the flatware through an embossing folder, then forming the flatware. 

I used two glue dots per piece to adhere to the paper. 

This is a really cute and quick and easy piece. It would be very easy to change the papers to match your decor. I think a beginner with a Big Shot might be able to make this in a half hour. Imagine making this for a Mother's Day Gift or a housewarming gift or just because you have a spot on your wall that needs something.

Class dates: 
March 8, 1-4 or 6-9 at my house
March 10, 6-9 Coon Rapids Caribou Coffee Riverdale 
Class is $25. Can't make the dates but want the projects? $35 includes shipping. 

Register by March 5!!!

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember to add a ribbon to your project! ~Sandy 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Winter Storm in Minnesota

Post our snow storm yesterday in Minnesota the sun shone brightly and everything had this great Mediterranean blue hue. I joked that no one was enjoyed the table for two on the sun filled deck. 

Enjoying it while I can because Punxstauney Phil said spring will soon be here. 

It was more a storm of quantity of snow rather than dangerous windchill and slippery roads. Thank goodness. 

Carry on. Spring is around the corner and Sale-A-Bration is still happening until March 31st. Every $50 spent gets you a FREE item to select from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. 

Enjoy the snow. And don't forget to add a ribbon to it. -Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Happy Birthday Suite Class

Birthday Class next week!

We will make one framed piece - two choices, a box or a bag and two cards and envelopes. $25

That means you get two gifts to give (or keep) and two coordinating cards all using the birthday products suite in the current Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog. 

Please register by February 8th! 

If you cannot attend but would still like the class a $10 charge will be added for assembly and shipping. 


Tuesday, February 9, 1-4, Caribou Coffee Glen Lake Minnetonka on Excelsior Blvd

Thursday, February 11, 6-9, Caribou Coffee, Coon Rapids Riverdale on Main Street

Love this class. So cute and fun. See you soon. 

In the meantime, does it need a ribbon? -Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

VIP Project for Stamp-a-Stack

Thursday February 4, 1-4 Stamp-a-Stack of cards

We will make 4 cards each of 4 styles. No envelopes. 

Those that sign up and bring a friend will make the cute flat candy holder tomorrow. I always try and offer a VIP project for people who bring friends. It's my way of saying thank you. 

This will hold any flat candy - Ghirardelli, York Peppermint Patty, and other flat candies. 

To make this at home:

Stamps: Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set 137167, Honeycomb Happiness greeting only available until March 31st. 131288 wood or 131299 clear
Inks: Cherry Cobbler and Blush Blossom
Papers: white 100730  2" x 8 1/2, cherry Cobbler scrap
Accessories: Any tag topper punch. 133324 Scallop or 137246 Ornate, 133787 Itty Bitty punch pack for the heart, 119246 Rhinestones, 138414 Cherry Cobbler thick bakers twine, Glue dots

You punch either end of the long strip of paper using a tag topper punch. 

Fold in half. 

Stamp background hearts in Blushing Bride. 

Stamp greeting in cherry cobbler. 

Add heart and rhinestone. 

Tie closed. Insert candy. Give as a gift. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Product Extravaganza

On January 23, 2016 my up line group Inking of You hosted the tri-annual new Catalog Product Extravaganza. 

We hold this event every new catalog launch. So that means when the annual catalog launches in June, the Holiday catalog in August and the Occasions catalog which starts in January. Our next one is set for July 16th, from 10-1 pm. A little past the start of the next Annual Catalog. The catalog is out for 12 months so that works just fine. 

Here is the nature of the event that we put together, and it does take a village of demonstrators to do so. 

We have live product demonstrations, with lots of samples around the perimeter of the room. Usually at least 10 live simultaneous demonstrations are happening. 

In the middle of the room we have a make & take card or candy holder or tag or something. 

We have lots more sample boards at the front of the room. Highly recommend using your cell phone or bringing a camera to take pictures. 

We have lots of prize patrol! 

Sometimes there are hostessing and joining our team promotions. 

This is a fun day with your crafty pals. Go out for coffee or lunch and join us. Imagine seeing new products in use! Learning tips and tricks from Pro's. 

Hope to see you at the next one. Until then, add a ribbon to it! -Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tin of Cards kit

Kit basics 138378 Tin of Cards Kit
Tin Of Cards photopolymer stamp set 138946

Sunday my hubs and I took some quiet time and went and hung out at Caribou Coffee for a few hours. I decided to bring my Tin of Cards kit with me. I have had it since the catalog release in June and life just got in the way of making it. Life moving, health, death of my mom and more. 

I still might offer this as a class, but in truth I wanted to make this for me. I love tins and the colors in this one are "just so Sandy". 

Here is what I found: 

The instructions are pretty darn good. I put it together in the recommended order. Something I normally do not do. 

One thing not mentioned in the directions, use whatever greetings you want on each set of cards. Except for the first set, when I literally did what was in the directions by stamping all four greetings the same on the multicolor background set. The subsequent sets I did one each of congrats, thank you, happy birthday and hello in whatever the coordinating stamps recommended. 

Use the new finetipped glue pen 138309 for the smaller parts. I had only green Tombo glue with me and a small amount of SNAIL. 

Use SNAIL on the back of foil pieces not glue. Or maybe it's just me. I end up trailing glue onto the foil and it looks messy. Use Dimensionals. Since I did this in a coffee shop and not at home I had to improvise where Dimensionals were suggested. Not a deal breaker but it would have made the "tousle the thread" direction a little easier. I used SNAIL and it worked. 

The cards are very cute in the kit. They use a lot of dimension and nice accessories like woodcuts, foil pieces and more. You sure can add your own ribbon and more to this kit. 

This kit will be available in my shop until May 31st. Buy it today!

Thank you for stopping by! And as always it "needs a ribbon"! -Sandy

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Monday, February 1, 2016

Fess Up Gals

Cleaning house a bit today. More like, taking care of some minor items from the move last summer. Found a box of old hair accessories. Some from my daughters youth, some from me. 

Took a moment to reflect on why I had saved these hair barrettes all these years. They still make me smile, which if you have read the KonMarie method of organizing, means I should keep them, correct?

Well. I am not. But I took a few moments to reminisce and jot down some thoughts  using the #projectlifeapp Project Life App for iPhone by Becky Higgins. 

On a side note, there is still a comparable line of clothing called Mulitples and here is little history on the original clothing line 

Multiples really did make dressing easy. They were adult Garanimals clothing for women. Comfortable and easy care. 

Time to fess up: who rocked the look back then? Post below. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy