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Monster Munchies Slider Treat Bag & Giveaway Winner!

Slider treat bags are fun to make for classroom parties.  This one is a Teddy Grahams slider using Witches Brew Designer Series Paper (the ‘Monster Munchies” is just cut out from the DSP) and the skull is from Halloween Hello.  The design on the slider is just from rubbing my StazOn inkpad right on the Pumpkin Pie card stock (also called Direct to Paper Technique).

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I had a giveaway this week – and the winner was picked this morning by my husband, David.  The winner is JOAN KREBS!  Joan – when you have a chance, email me your choice of Embossing Folder!  Thank you to everyone for participating!

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Bottlecap Necklace

Hello all!

This weekend I'm hosting a Bottlecap Necklace stamp camp.  Here is one of the samples I came up with:

Bottlecap Necklace

 

I do need to work on my photography skills for this one.  The flash was too strong – there is some detaIl you can't make out.  Sorry about that!

I used the Collage Curios and the Tiny Tags stamp sets. 

There is still room for stampers to attend – send me an email if you'd like to come!

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Snow Much Fun Hostess Goodies

Welcome to the second 2011 VC Rocks Blog Hop…you've most likely arrived here from the Staci Coomb's website http://stampinstace.blogspot.com/

If you ever get lost along the way during the blog hop, you can go back to the main page – www.vcrocks.blogspot.com

The theme of this blog hop is anything but cards! 

At my downline meeting last month, we worked on creating hostess bags.  One of the preorder stamp sets was Snow Much Fun, and it was the perfect for using as a theme for my hostess bag as I am somewhat of a snowman addict!  Even my kitchen decor (including the curtains) is snowman themed!  I really wanted to use some of the new colors too.  I loved the new Chocolate Chip Scallop Polka Dot ribbon so I had to incorporate that too.  My color combination emerged – Wisteria Wonder and Chocolate Chip!  Not your everyday Christmas color combination!

My downline created this bag and tag to hold all the hostess goodies:

2011 VC Rocks OTC Blog Hop-Bag and Tag

The tag and the trio of trees is embossed in silver.  I just love those little birdies!

Here are a few other items I like to include in my hostess goody bag:

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This is a sampling of the new In Color Card Stock.  Love the new Polka Dot Brads!!!

 

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A hostess can always use a little chocolate!

 

2011 VC Rocks OTC Blog Hop-Ribbon

I know my hostesses love our ribbon!

 

Here is a close-up of the ribbon topper:

2011 VC Rocks OTC Blog Hop-Ribbon Topper

 

We also created a card using this fabulous new stamp set and some of the accessories.  You're going to have to come back later this month to see it as I am hosting a Christmas in July stamp camp later this month!

I hope you bookmark my site or subscribe to my blog. I've got some fabulous new programs I'm unveiling in the coming weeks. You can also find me on my Facebook page – Stamp With Jane!

What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it?? VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin' Up! convention. If you can't go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin' mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions! I have "met' many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is Barb Furlong's blog – http://www.theloveofstamping.com/.
 
 
 
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A Long Farewell to Friends 24-7

Today's long farewell is to Friends 24-7 stamp set.  I love the baroque styling and the bird especially.  Here is one of the Christmas gift projects my customers made a couple years ago:

 

 

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Here is a card featuring a brayer technique and the Bride DSP (oh, how I loved that!):

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Here is a mix of stamp sets – the Medallion background and the bird from Friends 24-7.  The bird is stamped on the wood sheets and punched out.

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Big Shot Embossed Card and Card Holder Gift Set

Welcome to the first 2011 VC Rocks Bloghop…you've most likely arrived here from the home page – www.vcrocks.blogspot.com .  I am stop number 1!

The theme of this blog hop is using our BIG SHOT MADNESS.  The Big Shot has to be my favorite tool – it never leaves my stamping table!  The embossing folders are simple to use yet always striking in any project.

This week marked the end of the school year…so it was time to make some teacher thank you gifts.  My dear sister, Mary Jo, is an elementary school teacher and advises me on what teachers like/don't like for gifts.  She always raves about receiving my handmade cards so I think I have a winner in this project.

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This simple yet elegant card used the Elegant Lines embossing folder, Naturals White card stock, Marina Mist 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (which is retiring), scissors, the Just Believe stamp set, Old Olive and Marina Mist inkpads, and the Extra-Large Oval and Decorative Label punches. 

I used the leaf stamp and inked up with Old Olive, but first stamped off once.  I then stamped the thank you stamp "full strength" in Marina Mist.

For my gifts, I created 5 cards with matching envelopes (yes, I embossed the back flaps too – gorgeous!).  I then embossed an acetate card box and created a tag using our new Perfect Pennants die (it's probably my favorite item in the upcoming catalog) and the 1-3/4" circle punch.   I also used some retired silver stretch cord to attach the tag.

Here is the back of the box ~

Elegant Lines Embossed Card Box

Here is the front of the box ~

Elegant Lines Embossed Card Box Front

 

I hope you bookmark my site or subscribe to my blog. I've got some fabulous new programs I'm unveiling in the coming weeks. You can also find me on my Facebook page – Stamp With Jane!

What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it?? VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin' Up! convention. If you can't go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin' mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions! I have "met' many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is Eileen LeFevre's Stampin' Fevre blog – www.elefevre.blogspot.com
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Gift Certificate Holder

I had to create a gift certificate holder for a mother’s day gift for a stamper.  I came up with this holder using Cottage Wall DSP and Always Artichoke CS.  The Stampin’ Up! Pretties Kit flower is enhanced with some shimmer paint.

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8th Grade Night Project for Athletes

I was responsible to create a special project for our 8th Grade athletes last week.  Here is what I came up with.  The glass containers were filled with blue shimmering crinkle and white crinkle filler as well as candy.  My BIG SHOT and dies and Decor Elements Vinyl were instrumental in this project.

My eldest son, Steven, is on the front right of the picture.  Each family provided a picture of the 8th-grade athlete from their K3/K4/K5 years to provide contrast to how much they’ve changed throughout the years.  It’s hard to believe they’re reaching the end of their grade-school years.

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Decor Elements – Valentine’s Day Projects

I’ve made several projects with raw vinyl and my Big Shot.  It is so easy to create fun home decor items with these items.  Here are a few of the projects I’ve made:

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25 Days of Holiday Projects – Day 25

WOW!  The final holiday project is posted!

I made 64 of these tumbled tile coasters as gifts.  The Medallion background stamp set is fabulous for this item!  I used Not Quite Navy craft ink. 

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25 Days of Holiday Projects – Day 24

At this time of year, you always need a cute little bag to hold a precious gift!  This penguin bag is based on a card I created for the middle school carnival station this afternoon. 

Punches must be my favorite accessory!  I hope you like my little Chilly Willy!

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