December 30, 2012

Thank You Cards

I wanted to send out some Thank You cards for gifts received over the Christmas Holiday, but I didn't want to spend all day making them. I was suddenly inspired by a set that Stampin' Up! is currently offering. The Fancy Friends Kit is a quick simple way to create your own cards without having to reinvent the wheel. It's simply wonderful. I love it.

However...I do not have the Fancy Friends Kit. So, I pulled together some of the supplies I DO have and created these beauties. I didn't have the smaller note cards (5" x 3 1/2" size, but that is what I would PREFER to use for these.)**






Stampin' Up! Supplies for this card:
Stamp Sets: Daydream Medallions (Wood Mount - 126465, Clear Mount - 126467), Embellished Events (Wood Mount - 126495, Clear Mount - 126497)
Paper: Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes (107311)**
Ink: Midnight Muse (126860), Summer Starfruit (126991)
Embellishments Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

December 28, 2012

Card Set

Check out these cuties!! This is one of the gifts I gave to the girls in my family this year. They are 3 x 3 and oh, so cute!!! I wrapped them up in a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 1" pizza box. It was even better than I imagined. I ended up gifting a set of these to a fellow SU! Demonstrator for our Southern AZ demonstrator gift exchange. It was a pretty involved project, as I used several different stamp sets, ink colors and embellishments, but I just LOVE how they turned out.  I would love to make you a set. If you are interested in purchasing a set, I am selling them for $10/set (plus shipping, if I need to mail them to you). Send me an email to stampinwithlucinda@gmail.com to place your order! (Did I mention that I think they're really cute?!)  









Stampin' Up! Supplies for this card:
Stamp Sets: Moving Forward - Hostess Set  (Wood Mount - 126320, Clear Mount - 126322), Just Believe (Wood Mount - 116948, Clear Mount - 120453), Pretty Postage (Wood Mount - 123095, Clear Mount - 123097), Embellished Events (Wood Mount - 126495, Clear Mount - 126497)
Paper: Whisper White (100730, 124302), Gumball Green (126840), Midnight Muse (126843), Primrose Petals (126841), Raspberry Ripple (126842), Summer Starfruit (126839), Designer Series Paper Stack 2012-2014 In Colors (126910)
Ink: Gumball Green (126861), Midnight Muse (126860), Primrose Petals (126868), Raspberry Ripple (126859), Summer Starfruit (126991)
Tools: 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), Scallop Edge Border (119882)
Embellishments: 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon - Raspberry Ripple (126845), Primrose Petals (126844), In Color Dahlias (127556), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Square Envelopes (107309)



December 26, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my Father-in-Law!!!



Stampin' Up! Supplies for this card:
Stamp Sets: You're Amazing (Wood Mount - 126720, Clear Mount - 126722)
Paper: Whisper White (100730, 124302), Chocolate Chip (102128), Crumb Cake (120953, 124274)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (126979)
Tools: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), 1" Circle Punch (119868)

December 22, 2012

It's All in the Details...

I have had a LOT of fun this year with "Crafting Up! My Christmas" I picked a reasonable amount of supplies from the SU! Idea Book and Catalog as well as some things from the Holiday Mini and got to work. It was so much fun to allow my creative juices to flow and see what I came up with from day to day. 
A few of the things I won't be able to share until December 26 because some of my readers will be unwrapping the goodness on Christmas Day, but there are few "extras" that I am able to share right away.

This kit from the Holiday Mini was GENIUS!! It allowed me to wrap up just a few cookies for each person and gift sensibly (instead of feeling like I had to give the whole batch of cookies, in a cookie tin, to one person). 
Included in the kit was everything I needed to do the job (save for the cookies). I had a lot fun putting it all together.

The other fun thing I learned how to do was to make these bows (compliments of Stampin Up! and the insert they provided with my order)



If you are interested in directions, leave a comment with your email address and I'll send 'em your way!!

Enjoy your Saturday!!!

December 20, 2012

Wrappin' Up Christmas!

I wanted to share this project with you. It's a box I made to give at a Secret Santa Gift Exchange that I attended earlier this month. The box measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 1" and was perfect to use for the gift exchange. You'll have to wait until after Christmas to see what was inside...



Stampin' Up! Supplies for this project:
Stamp Sets: Mixed Medley Hostess Set (Wood Mount - 128054, Clear Mount - 128057)
Paper: Gumball Green (126840), Be of Good Cheer DSP (126896)
Ink: Gumball Green (126861)
Tools: Postage Stamp Punch (122344), 3/4' Circle Punch (119873)
Embellishments: 5/8" Crochet Trim (118481), 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon - Gumball Green (126848), Baker's Twine - Whisper White (124262)



December 19, 2012

A Handmade Christmas

Now that my Christmas Cards have all been mailed, I can share with you the three designs that I chose for my cards this year.

The first one was something that I adapted from one I had seen while surfing the internet. Simple and classy, I couldn't resist ordering the supplies needed to make them. 


Stampin' Up! Supplies for this card:
Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages (Wood Mount - 126400, Clear Mount - 126402)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650, 124301), Cherry Cobbler (119685, 124272), Gumball Green (126840), Be of Good Cheer DSP (126896)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (126966)
Tools: Snow Flurry Bigz Die (127813), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)
Embellishments: 5/8" Crochet Trim (118481), 1//8" Mini Brads (122941)


Once I had the Snowflake Die, I had to make a bigger snowflake. I just had to!!


Stampin' Up! Supplies for this card:
Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages (Wood Mount - 126400, Clear Mount - 126402)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650, 124301), Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations (127846), Gumball Green Coordinations (127847)
Ink: Gumball Green (126861)
Tools: Snow Flurry Bigz Die (127813), Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439) Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275)
Embellishments: 5/8" Crochet Trim (118481), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)



My third card was inspired from homesickness. I come from a small country town in Western New York and I had fond thoughts of all my loved ones back home as I created this card.


Stampin' Up! Supplies for this card:
Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages (Wood Mount - 126400, Clear Mount - 126402) Mixed Medley Hostess Set (Wood Mount - 128054, Clear Mount - 128057)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650, 124301), Cherry Cobbler (119685, 124272, Gumball Green (126840), Be of Good Cheer DSP (126896)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (126966), Versa Mark (102283)
Tools: Snow Flurry Bigz Die (127813), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), 3/16" Corner Punch (119871), Heat Tool (129053) (Retired - Finial Press Embossing Folder)
Embellishments: 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848), 1//8" Mini Brads (122941), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)