Monthly Archives: December 2008

Birthday blastoff

A January camp project!

A January camp project!

We have so many birthdays in January (and one at the end of December) that I can’t keep the studio too clean too long after Christmas projects or my cards are too late.

This card started out as a masculine card (before the ribbon), and I used the 2009 In Color Combination chart for color inspiration.  Then I thought about the recipient, and how his nose would turn up at the card because it was too “girly.”  I added the ribbon and now it’s going to Florida for my aunt’s birthday.  So there.

The funky waffle weave effect on the Kiwi panel was done by running it through the Crimper at opposite angles — very lightly.

Stamps:  Love You Much, Polka Dot

Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, VersaMark

Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point

Other:  Stampin’ Emboss Powder (White) and Heat Tool, Heart To Heart Punch, Taffeta Ribbon (White), Crimper, Stampin’ Dimensionals


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More treats (and a recipe)

December treatsHere is one of our projects from December’s camps.  This adorable tin pail was from Target; I had to go twice and bought all their snowflake pails each time!  The treats inside the cello bag are very simply made:

Peanut Butter Clusters

Place 7-8 cups of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch cereal and 1½ cups dry roasted peanuts in a very large bowl.  Melt together 1½ pounds white almond bark and 3 Tablespoons peanut butter in the microwave (heat for two minutes, stir, and heat again for 30 seconds at a time until the bark is mostly melted).  Pour bark mixture over cereal mixture, coating everything well.  Use two spoons to drop bite-sized clusters onto wax paper.  Cool at room temperature.

Stamps:  Cute & Curly

Ink:  Chocolate Chip Craft

Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Holiday Treasures, Whisper White

Other:  Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Iridescent Ice) and Heat Tool, Curly Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1/8″ Round Punch, Taffeta Ribbon (Riding Hood Red), Ribbon Originals (Alpine)

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Love You Much!

Love You Much Bundle

Love You Much Bundle

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with the exclusive Love You Much Bundle (item 115405). Offered at 20% off retail, this bundle is available through January 31, 2009. The Love You Much Bundle includes the following:

Description Retail Value

Love You Much stamp set


Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla)


Heart To Heart punch


Bundle Retail Value


Love You Much Bundle (20% off; item 115405)


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Goody bags

gift-bagI did more baking this year than I have in recent years.  And yet, it doesn’t seem that many goodies stayed in the house.  That’s a good thing, Martha!  Here’s an example of a goody bag I whipped together for a friend.  The bag was purchased from Michaels, and the two-sided medallion was created using the Big Shot.  (My friend immediately hung it on her tree.)  Inside were the Pretzel Buttons that I’ve made by the thousands over the years.  Never get tired of making (or eating) them!

Stamps:  Winter Post

Ink:  VersaMark

Paper:  Holiday Treasures, Whisper White, Ruby Red

Other:  Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Heat Tool, 1¾” Round Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 die, Snowflake #2 die, Crop-A-Dile, 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Old Olive)

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