Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sleigh Ride Snow Globe Ornament

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I used a 3" half-dome ornament that I purchased from Michaels. There are two halves in each package. I also picked up different sizes of glitter/snow here as well.

1. Cut background from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper using the Scalloped Circle that fits best to the ornament half you have.

2. Use your Stampin Up Circle dies (I used a #6 - when counting from center to outer ring) to cut the Season of Cheer snowflake DSP paper. This will be your night sky.

3. Cut one Whisper White circle (#6) for the houses. Cut one Silver Foil circle (#6) for the sleigh and horse and cut one circle from dazzling diamonds (or use the other half of the whisper white circle left over from the houses) to cut out the tree layer.

4. Using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits - cut your layers. Start by cutting the trees (front row), then use this layer to see where to cut your sleigh out of the silver foil paper. Use stampin dimensionals to layer these two pieces together to create depth.

5. Next use the first two layers to see where to cut out your houses out of the whisper white. This will be your third layer. Use the dimensionals to layer this to the other two layers (trees -front, sleigh - second layer, houses - third layer).

6. Attach the layers to your Season of Cheer background sky matching up the bottom curve to all layers. I used the Tombow glue to adhere the layers to the background. Once all the layers are together, glue them to your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Scalloped Paper - centered.

7. Add snow - glitter, large glitter and such in a pile in the center of your layered pieces.

8. Use a hot glue gun to glue your half ornament dome to the scene. Working fast as to attach it before it dries. You will need to go back around the edges with the hot glue gun to make sure all the edges are sealed and no glitter escapes. Use a thin ribbon of glue and a light touch so that to much glue doesn't get around the edges and become messy.

9. Cover the glued edge of the ornament with ribbon. Attach a loop of silver cording or ribbon to hang the ornament and tie a bow and glue it to the top of the ornament. You are done and now have an awesome handmade ornament to top gifts or give as a gift to teachers, neighbors, the postman...etc.

Have fun!

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Sunday, November 22, 2015




Working on my Thanksgiving Pumpkin Place Setters
that are filled with Italian Amaretti Cookies!!! YUMMY!
These will top the place settings of every guests plate.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Stampin' UP! Play Date - Pop Up Box Technique

What great fun we had getting together for a down-line demonstrator meeting to learn a new technique - The Pop Up Box.

This took a bit of measuring but the card has a great WOW effect when it is opened and worth every measurement, cut and paste we made.    

Pop-Up Box Card                                        
Tuck a surprise inside a box-shaped pop-up card!
⦁    8.5" x 11" card stock
⦁    Coordinating DSP patterned paper (Designers Series Paper)
⦁    Adhesive, glue dots, Stampin' Up! dimensionals
⦁    Die cuts
⦁    Acetate, cut into narrow strips
⦁    Scoring tool
⦁    Paper trimmer
⦁    Stamps (Snowflakes, flowers, butterflies, etc.)

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1.    For a standard A2 card (vertical):
   ⦁    Cut card stock to 7 1/2" x 9 1/4".
   ⦁    Score at 2 1/8", 4 1/4", 6 3/8" and 8 1/2".
   ⦁    Rotate the card stock to the left. Cut off 2"  (this will be for the strips on the inside of your card)
   ⦁    Cut the 2" strip at 3 5/8" and cut in half lengthwise.

2.   Now take the box base:
   ⦁    On the card base, score at 2 1/2"
   ⦁    Now cut the shorter 2 1/2" score lines down to the middle score line. 

3.   If you would like to put on a backing to your DSP - cut the matting: (If you don't wish to add a mat background to your DSP, then just use these measurements to cut your DSP and skip #4)

   ⦁    5 1/4" x 1 7/8" of matting (card back)
   ⦁    1 7/8"  x 2 3/4" - 3 of these. (that will go around the 3 bottom sides)
   ⦁    1 7/8" x 2 1/4" - 6 of these. (top flaps / front and back)

4.   Cut your DSP paper to size as follows:
   ⦁    5" x 1 3/4"" - of white card stock (card back - to write or stamp a sentiment on)
   ⦁    1 3/4" x 2 1/8" - six of these. (top flaps / front and back)
   ⦁    1 3/4" x 2 5/8" - 3 of these. (that will go around the 3 bottom sides)

Assemble and decorate.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Stampin' Up! stamps sale

Well I had a blast shopping during the Stampin' Up! Stamp sale!!!  Thank you to all of you who shopped my 24/7 online store (www. and got your own stamp sets as well.

My box full of goodies has arrived – time to start playing!

The Pop-up Box Card

After making the first card using the pop up box method I just couldn't stop! Check out these other ideas that you can make using this technique. This is the card that makes The receiver go WOW!!!