Sunday, March 27, 2011

DVD Emergency Kits (on the go)

I found this idea on one of my Stampin' Up! leaders website, Amy Johnson. I thought it was so cute I had to make some for my boutique and of course to put in the glovebox of our van so it is on hand everywhere we go. Supplies: DVD cases (clear, sold in sets of 4 by Stampin' Up!) Designer Series Paper 6" x 8" Cello (cut down to 4" x 8" to contain the medicines) Whisper White cardstock (to print the contact list on) Sticky Strip to hold the contact list on and the cello bag. Embellish as desired Medicine Contents: Band-Aids, DayQuil, NyQuil, Benedryl, Advil Sinus, Trident gum, Copy of the medicine labels (I cut them off the boxes and laid them out so I could get them all on one sheet). I would have put Tylenol in them but could not find them ANYWHERE sold in individually in packets. The smallest I could find were in little round tubes that were too fat for the DVD cases. Everything else you can get from any drug store, pharmacy, WalMart, etc.
I made a large variety to choose from. These little kits are great for purses and gloveboxes to take on the go and the case protects all of the contents and keeps them all in one place so you're not searching for something that will work. Something else you could add to these are the individual packets of sanitizer wipes that are great for clean hands, or cleaning a small wound before applying a band-aid.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DVD Case Stationary

I saw this idea on one of my Stampin' Up gals blogs and had to make some of my own to take to a boutique. They're super simple and quick to make.

Clear, blank DVD case (sold in sets of 4 through Stampin up).
Designer Series Paper
Note pad (I cut a 5" x 8" pad down to 4 3/8" x 7" using my Fiskars rotary cutter.)
RSVP pen
Sticky Strip (to adhere the envelope and notepad to the DVD case.)
Embellish as you desire (ribbon, buttons, clips, glitter, etc.)

These are the 6 I made.
An inside view of the case.
I had a lot of fun making these...the possibilities are endless!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pot of Gold

I thought this would be the perfect post for today. I made these for the boutique I was in last week. I used the Petal Cone Die and cut the bottom off and made it into a box. See the post below for the chocolate box for a link to a full tutorial.
The first picture was taken without the flash to see the sentiment better. In this picture you can see the sparkle of the gold better.
Last but not least, the "gold".

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

So Much Chocolate, So Little Time

MMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I just love this stamp set!
I got the idea from DOstamping with Dawn and then tweaked it a little. I filled the boxes with a little shredded paper and 5 Hershey's Nuggets.

March Club Projects


I got the idea for this card from a gal in my Stampin' Up! group when I attended a shoebox swap last month. I'm not sure the name of the girl but thanks!
Supplies (all items are from Stampin' Up!):
Peach Parfait cardstock (card base)
Daffodil Delight cardstock (moon)
Chocolate Chip cardstock (owl body)
Kraft cardstock (eyes)
Whisper White cardstock (eyes)
Basic Black cardstock (eyes)
Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper
Hemp Twine
Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
Real Red brad
So Happy For You stamp set (from the Sale-a-Bration catalog)
Bravo Burgandy classic ink pad
2 1/2" circle punch
owl punch
heart to heart punch
12 x 12 pages
Chocolate Chip cardstock and ink pad
Baja Breeze cardstock and ink pad
Poppy Parade cardstock and ink pad
So Saffron cardstock and ink pad
Whisper White cardstock and craft ink pad
Button, Button stamp set
Sizzix Big Shot
Simple Serif Alphabet dies
1 3/4" circle punch
Circle scissor plus (5 1/2" circle)
White Taffeta 3/8" ribbon
Sponge daubers
Subtles buttons
Square lattice embossing folder
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Sweet Shoppe Alphabet lowercase
Poppy Parade poly-twill ribbon

Closer view of the upper left of the left page.
The bottom left of the left page.
The middle left of the 2nd page.

New Technique

I'm not sure of the name of this technique but for this tutorial I will call it ink debossing.

Ink up the raised bumps of the square lattice embossing folder with the Whisper White craft ink pad.
Place circles on the inked side of the folder.
Carefully close the folder.Run the folder through the Big Shot.

Carefully remove the circles without smudging them on the ink left over on the folder and VOILA! It's inked and debossed!

TIP: This works well on darker colored cardstocks. I tried this using the perfect polka dots folder and the So Saffron cardstock but it didnt' show up well.