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A Tisket, A Tasket. The Perfect Easter Basket

A Tisket, A Tasket

It was SO MUCH FUN making this Perfect Easter Basket. So much fun and so easy with Stampin’ Up!’s Berry Basket Die. Take your favorite Designer Series Paper, run it through your BIG Shot with Stampin’ Up!’s Berry Basket Die and you’ll have the perfect basket, not only for Easter but all year long. These would be great to make for a party favor, package for a small gift, summer picnic, Halloween and on your Thanksgiving or holiday table. The possibilities are endless!

 

Basket final 1

For this Perfect Basket, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper was used along with Whisper White card stock. With Adhesive Sheets, the DSP and card stock was adhered together and then run through the BIG Shot with the Berry Basket Die.

 

On a separate piece of Whisper White card stock ink up and stamp the flowers from the Bloom With Hope stamp set in Momento Ink. Color them in using markers and or colored pencils and fussy cut each one out.

 

Stamp the sentiment from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Basic Black Ink and punch it out with the Note Tag Punch. This is a great Tag Punch for that special sentiment that you want to tuck in. It’s not too BIG and not too small.

Basket Tag Detail

 

The butterfly was stamped in Marina Most Ink and cut out as well.

 

After playing around with placement, all the basket embellishments were affixed together.

 

Two bow were made from using the Bow Builder Punch. These were attached to each side of the basket below the handle.

Basket Labeled

 

 

The basket goes together nicely and pretty fast. It comes with the handle, as well as the scalloped edge parts.

 

Here’s hoping your ordered this Berry Basket Die and you can make a few of these before Sunday!

 

I would like to squeak in (ha, ha) another Easter/Passover/Spring project before then. We’ll see????

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and Spring today seems to be pushing Winter away. Although it did snow here yesterday!!

 

Hugs,
Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

 

 

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With All My Heart Week: Love You to Pieces Treat Bag

Welcome back to my last With All My Heart Week project: the Love You to Pieces Treat Bag!

 

These are very easy to make and use scraps of whatever you have. Everybody has scraps of card stock and Designer Series Papers we just can’t part with and this treat bag is perfect for all those scraps!

Valentine Little Treat Bag Final

Here’s what to do:

 

1. Cut a 2″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper or Card Stock of choice and score at 2-1/2″ and 3-1/2″, Crease the score lines with a Bone Folder.  These score lines will be the bottom of the treat bag.

 

2. Take each end of the treat bag and punch them one at a time with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.

 

Vamentine Little Treat Bag Side

3. Stack two pieces of Hershey Nuggets. Hold them together with a Glue Dot, Place another Glue Dot on the bottom to hold them in place in the treat bag

 

4. Place a few Glue Dots to hold the top of the treat bag together. You can also hold it together by threading a piece of ribbon through the tag topper hole. I chose not to use ribbon, because I wanted this little paper bow to shine.

 

 

5. And speaking of the perfect little bow…

Valentine Little Treat Bag Bow

So happy you spent time with me this week! And you still have time to make these treat bags for tomorrow. If you don’t have the Build A Bow Punch  make sure to order one; and for tomorrow, tie a pretty little ribbon one.

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Curvy Keepsake Box: Votive

Here’s a very nice and easy votive to make just in the “Nick” of time for Christmas. With the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die,  Vellium Card Stock and a battery Votive Candle you’ll have that perfect hostess gift or Christmas favor to adorn your festive Christmas dinner table.

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This votive is so easy to make, it doesn’t really need directions, but here goes anyway.

 

1. Take a piece of Vellium Card Stock and cut it in half from corner to corner, so you have two triangular pieces.

 

2. Place the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die in the corner and run it through the BIG Shot, Repeat this for the other piece of Vellium.

 

3. Once you have your two pieces of the curvy box cut, stamp it up in VersaMark and sprinkle it with White Embossing Powder and heat it with a Heat Tool until the Embossing Powder is melted. I used a snowflake/star from the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set.

Curvy Box Votive

 

4. Put the box together by adhering the bottoms.

 

5. Place a battery operated votive candle inside, curve the four sides up and you’re done!

 

These can be stamped with any image and embossed in any color.

 

 

 

 

You still have time to make all the projects I’ll be posting this week, so get to it!!

 

Hugs,
Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Bright & Beautiful: Star Ornaments

Star Ornaments HeaderOnce again, Welcome!

 

Don’t you just love stars? I know I do and what is more fitting then a star as a symbol for Christmas? These can even be used for Chanukah as decorations or gift tags. The Stampin’ Up! Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set has WONDERFULLY detailed star images. These images can be used on cards, gift tags or as in this case layered into ornaments. And, using the Star Framelits Dies Collection makes these Star Ornaments easy and fun to make.

Star Ornaments

DIRECTIONS FOR THE GOLD STAR:

Gold Star

 

1. Cut out the largest and next to smallest stars from the Star Framelits out of Brushed Gold Card Stock. Cut out 2 of the largest. One is needed for the back of the star. Place aside.

 

2. On a piece of Whisper White Card Stock stamp the largest and smallest stars in VersaMark, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat emboss with a Heat Tool. Once cool match up the star die with each embossed image and run them through the BIG Shot.

 

3. On a piece of Vellium Card Stock stamp the middle sized star in VersaMark, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat emboss using a Heat Tool.

 

 

DIRECTIONS FOR THE SILVER STAR:

Blue Star

 

1.  Cut out the largest and next to smallest stars from the Star Framelits out of Brushed Silver Card Stock. In this case I used a blue and silver card stock which is non-Stampin’ Up! Sorry, but I couldn’t resist picking it up at a local craft store. Cut out 2 of the largest. One is needed for the back of the star. Place aside.

 

2.  On a piece of Whisper White Card Stock stamp the largest and smallest stars in VersaMark, sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat emboss with a Heat Tool. Once cool match up the star die with each embossed image and run them through the BIG Shot.

 

3. On a piece of Vellium Card Stock stamp the middle sized star in VersaMark, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat emboss using a Heat Tool.

 

 

FINISHING BOTH STAR ORNAMENTS:

To finish off these star ornaments, adhere the layers together using Dimensionals and making sure the stars stack up in the middle. I skewed each star so that the point of the top star was over the valley of the bottom star. Sandwich a piece of ribbon hanger and the extra large star cut-out and adhere them both to the back of the ornament. If you want more dazzle, place some rhinestones on the star ornaments!

 

Thanks for stopping by and remember to, “Make what you love, and love what you make!”

 

Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Stampin’ Up!: Wild Meadows Birthday Card for Meg

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This is a birthday card I made for my  ♥ daughter Meg ♥ waaay back in October!  I’m just getting around to post my back~log of projects.  The Stampin’ Up! Wild Meadows Stamp Set is so versatile.  Along with the matching embossing folder anything is possible.

 

Wildflower Meadows for Meg copy

 

I cut a card base of Whisper White at 5~1/2″ x 8~1/2″ and scored it at 4~1/4″  The Pistachio Pudding layer was cut at 5″ x 3~3/4″ and embossed with the Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder. On a 5”x 4″ piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Wild Meadows stamp in Pistachio Pudding Ink and hand cut it out leaving a little white border around the stamped image. Everything was layered as shown and the flower centers were embellished with Basic Rhinestones. Accent across the top is the Stampin’ Up! Delicate Details Lace Tape.  Simple, sweet and oh, so Meg!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Hugs,

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Fun Flowers Note Pad

I try to think outside of the box.  Always pushing to see what else can I do with the materials at hand. Sometimes I’m successful, sometimes not so much. I think this project, as simple as it is, works. See if you don’t agree???

Big Shot Fun Flowers Note Pad

 

If you love this little note-pad, here’s how to make it:

 

!.   Run a piece of Vanilla Coaster Board through the BIG Shot with the Fun Flowers Die. Cut 2 of the largest flower. Stampin’ Up!’s Coaster Board is much like chip board, except it’s less porous and vanilla. Great for stamping on as well.

 

2.   Then take a piece of your favorite designer series paper and cut two more of the flowers. (I used the retired Sycamore Street)

Stampin' Up! Fun Flowers Big Shot die

 

3.   Adhere the designer series paper on the Coaster Board.  To do this I would recommend Sticky Strip or All Purpose White Glue. Make sure you line up the flower petals correctly, because they are all different.

 

4.   Now take some of your regular printer paper and cut out about 40 flowers. The BIG Shot can cut about eight sheets at a time and if you’re careful you can get six flowers per sheet. So all together you’ll need about seven sheets.  If you want extra paper refills cut a bunch more and set them aside.

 

5.   Take your Crop-A-Dile and punch the larger hole in one of the petals of the front cover. Do the same on the back cover, again making sure the right petals line up.

Fun Flowers Big Shot Die

 

6.   Using one cover as a guide punch holes through the inside page petals, lining them up as well.

 

7. Decorate your cover. I used the Pansy Punch and a Very Vintage Designer Button with a piece of Baker’s Twine through it.

 

8.   To keep your little note pad all together, go to your local craft’s store and pick up a package of scrap-book screw posts and place the post through the hole.

 

These are great to carry in your bag or to make as party favors. Not only are they cute, they’re useful as well!

 

Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Daydream Medallions: Valentine’s Day Ornament

I just love the Stampin’ Up!’s Daydream Medallions Stamp Set!  When paired up with the Floral Frames, anything isStampin Up Daydream Medallions, Lakeside Stamper Daydream Medallions Valentine's Day Ornament possible.

 

This is a Valentine’s Day Ornament made using the Daydream Medallions, Mixed Medley stamp sets and the Floral Frames.

 

Here’s what to do to make your very own Valentine’s Day Ornament:

 

On a 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Real Red Card Stock stamp the largest medallion in VersaMark Ink.  Sprinkle the VersaMark with White Embossing Powder and heat it with a Heat Tool. When dry, run the stamped image through the BIG Shot with the largest die from the Floral Frames.  Run another piece of Real Red through the BIG Shot using the same die. This piece doesn’t need to be stamped or embossed, because this will be the back piece that hold the ribbon hanger.

 

STampin Up Daydream Medallions, Lakeside Stamper Dayream Medallions Valentines Day OrnamentOn a 4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock, stamp the next to the largest medallion in either Primrose Petals or Real Red.  Either color works. I used Primrose Petals and it looks a little softer then the Real Red. Run this piece through the BIG Shot with the appropriate die.

 

On a scrap of Real Red Card Stock, stamp the heart circle and greeting from the Mixed Medley stamp Set in VersaMark and emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Use the 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches to punch out the images.

stampin Up Daydream Medallions, Lakeside Stamper Daydream Medallion Valentine's Day Ornament

Cut a 12″ piece of 5/8″ Satin Ribbon for hanger.  Go to your local craft store and pick up some 1/2″ plastic rings. They’re usually in the yarn section and come in various sizes in a bag. Thread the ribbon through the plastic ring and stop at the ribbon’s halfway point. Fish tail the opposite ends of the ribbon.

 

Start putting the ornament together by adhering the two large Real Red pieces, placing the ribbon in between the layers.   I used Sticky Tape. Then keep layering using Dimensionals.  On the tips of the large medallion place a Basic Pearl.

 

This Valentine Ornament can be made for all the holidays by simply changing the colors and greeting.

 

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Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Baby Bundle: Baby Shower Invitation

My daughter and son-in-laws Baby Shower was last week. Here’s the baby invitation I made plus a few pictures of the day.

Baby Bundle Baby Invitation

 

I wanted the invitation to resemble a baby quilt. With all of the images in the Baby Bundle stamp set it was easy to achieve that look. I used Pool Party Card Stock and along one edge with the BIG Shot and the Finishing Touches Edgelets (pg190), I added an eyelet edge. On the  4″ x 5″ top layer of Whisper White Card Stock I punched out 1″ squares using the 1″ Square Punch on (pg183). I used the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (pg164) and Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (pg163). I adhered all the squares as shown and in between the paper squares I stamp the many images from the Baby Bundle Stamp Set with Pool Party Ink.

Elephant Die Baby Bundle Baby Shower Invitation

Meg’s baby shower theme was elephants. On the inside of the invitation, along with the shower information, was this adorable elephant cut-out. Before you go bonkers-the die is not Stampin’ Up!, however, I did use my BIG Shot, Watercolor Pencils and Stampin’ Up! Card Stock to cut and color him. When I saw this die, I just had to have and use him on the invitation…

Below are a few pictures of the day.

Baby Bundle Baby SHower

Baby Bundle Baby Shower

Baby Bundle Baby Shower

Elephant Shower Favors which included and elephant cookie, an elephant cookie cutter and

recipe for elephant sugar cookies!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Creative Hugs,

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3-D Holiday Ornament

3-D Holiday Ornament

Although Autumn is upon us, it’s never too early to start making those handmade
holiday projects. This ornament may look complicated, but it’s not. Start now, by
making all the components, then assemble them. You’ll be glad you did when you
see them hanging on your tree or the look on someone’s face that you give it to.
Stampin' Up! 3-D Ornament

SUPPLIES:
Stamp Set & Die: Ornament Keepsake Bundle (129949) W (129950) C
Paper: Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
Ink: Certainly Celery (126958), Real Red (126949)
Everything Else: 1/16″ Circle Handheld Punch (101227), 1″ Circle Punch (119868), 1-1/4″
Circle Punch (119861), Big Shot (113439), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Basic
Rhinestones (119246),Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262), Multi Purpose Glue (110755),
Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheets (120805)

Here’s What to do:
1. Cut ten 4″ x 3-1/2″ Pieces of Very Vanilla Card Stock
2. On each piece stamp the 3″ x 3-1/2″ widest shaped ornament from the Ornament
Keepsake Stamp Set
in Certainly Celery
3. Using the BIG Shot and the same shaped die from the Holiday Ornament Framelits,
cut out all ten stamped images.
4. Score five of the cut ornament shapes from top to bottom using the Simply Scored
Scoring Tool

5. Once scored, fold the ornament shapes into a “V” and on the back score line place a line of
Multi Purpose Glue
6. Line up and adhere these pieces on top of the un-scored ornament shape. Hold for a minute
then place aside. Repeat for all other four pieces.
7. Repeat steps 1-6, only this time stamp the 3/4″ x 1-3/4″ ornament on 2-1/2″ x 1-12″ pieces
Very Vanilla in Real Red
Stampin' Up! Keepsake Bundle
To assemble 3-D Ornament:
8. Cut a 3′ x 5″ piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock and cover it with the same size piece of a
Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet
9. From the adhesive sheet and card stock piece punch one 1-1/4″ Circle and one 1″ Circle
10. Peel back the Adhesive Sheet on the 1″ circle and carefully place the larger shapes
equally around. Press down to secure them to the circle. Place aside
11. Repeat step 10 with the smaller shapes and the 1″ circle.
12. Stack two Dimensionals in the middle of the 1-1/4″ circle and adhere the 1″ circle on top
13. On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla stamp the circle from the Ornament Keepsake Stamp
Set in Certainly Celery, punch it out with the 1″ circle punch and stick it on top of the 1″ circle
already in place.
14. For the finishing touch place a Basic Rhinestone in the center and punch a 1/16″ hole on
the top and string a 10″ piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine for hanging.
Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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