Monday, March 23, 2009

Corduroy Buttons!

This card uses some fun, new items. To start with, the Parisian Breeze specialty designer paper is textured cardstock! It is beautiful. Stampin' Up! now carries corduory buttons which adds some texture to any project you may be doing. This card is a pocket card, so the Wonderful Friend part pull out and you write your message on that. The flowers from Embrace Life stamp set are embossed on the designer paper and cut out.

Stamp Sets: Wonderful Favorites, Embrace Life
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, VersaMark
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kraft, Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper
Accessories: chocolate chip corduroy buttons, chocolate taffeta, corner rounder, white embossing powder

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Here is a great way to keep your post-its handy....decorate a coaster/chipboard and binder clip, adhere magnets to the back and stick on your fridge. And, make a matching pen to go with it:) This makes a nice little gift as well.
The supplies used are once again Sale-a-bration items. I was not too fond of the paper colors when I first saw them, but now I really like them. They are great for spring and Easter cards/projects.
Stamps: none:)
Ink: none:)
Cardstock: Delicate Dots designer paper (sale-a-bration)
Accessories: coaster, post it, RSVP pen, celery ribbon from the sale-a-bration ribbon bundle, binder clip

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Big Shot Cello Bag

This little cello bag was decorated by using the Big Shot and Sale-a-bration items. The top note fits perfectly over the small cello bags to make a topper and if you turn the die the other way, it will fit over larger bags:) The butterfly is also a die which I have been using a lot since I have a 7 year old girl who just had a butterfly themed birthday party. The butterfly is attached by a glue dot in the middle, so I was able to "lift" the wings to give it dimension. The So Saffron ribbon is from the sale-a-bration ribbon bundle. Inside the bag are Hershey nuggets wrapped in the sale-a-bration Delicate Dots designer paper (the size of the paper is cut to 1" x 3" pieces).

Stamps: none:)
Ink: none:)
Cardstock: certainly celery, delicate dots designer paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, so saffron grosgrain ribbon, small cello bags

Friday, March 20, 2009

Would you like a Big Shot?

I have been using the Big shot on almost everything lately! I LOVE it! I know it is a big purchase, so I have a payment plan (which another demo came up that I thought was great) that may make it easier for you to purchase. I have the copied it below. Please email me at if you are interested in this.

Budget Buster Big Shot Club Contract

I, _____________________ agree to enter into a 5 month club contract to purchase a Big Shot machine and accessories on an installment plan from Kari Eklund. I will receive the Big Shot and additional product after my final payment.

I agree to pay $35 per month each month from March 09 through July 09 and in exchange I will receive a free Big Shot class in April and July ($15 value per class for a $30 value) plus the following product:
Big Shot Machine (includes multipurpose platform and standard cutting pads) $99
2 Stampin’ UP! BigZ dies of my choice (one $19.95 value and one $21.95 value)
2 Sizzlet dies of my choise ($4.95 each or I can upgrade the cost to include one $11.95 Embosslit)
$15.00 in SU merchandise (my choice)
1 Level One hostess only selection (my choice)
1 FREE Sale-A-Bration set (my choice)
*sale-a-bration set choice needs to be made by March 22*

Cost to me $35 per month x5 months=$175 and includes the tax and shipping on above items.

Name: _________________________
Ph #___________________________

Credit Card # and exp date____________________
(prefer payment by check, CC as form of guarantee)

My choice of sale-a-bration set: _________________________
My choice of Level One Hostess set: ______________________

Big Shot and additional product with S/H and tax: $185.30
Class Value: 30.00
$15 in SU Merchandise: 15.00
Hostess Level 1 Set: 16.95
Sale-a-bration Set: 16.95
Total: $264.20
You Save $89.20

Sale-a-Bration and Rub-ons

I love the colors and look of this card! My favorite part is the use of rub-ons on the ribbon (thanks Kathy for thinking of this!). I used the chit-chat rub-ons on the ribbon. The chit-chat rub-ons are a great price for the many sayings you get in it. They come not only in the white which I used here, but also chocolate chip (my fav color!). This card is VERY quick to make. I used the whisper white Note Cars that SU! sells. These come pre-scored and are a fun size at 5 x 3 1/2". The flower is made by using only one ink color, Riding Hood Red and punches -easy peasy! I broke down and bought the Bella Rose designer paper. It is bright and cheerful. Remember that sale-a-bration ends March 31!


Stamps: Polka Dot Punches (sale-a-bration)

Ink: Riding Hood Red

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose designer paper

Accessories: Chit Chat rub-ons, brads, riding hood red taffeta

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March Stamp Class Pictures

Here are pictures of my upcoming stamp class on March 28! Ten cards using the Simply Scrappin' Sunshine Garden kit will be made at the class along with a matching tote to keep them in. This is a great gift to give yourself or someone else:) The card size is 3 1/2 x 5. The class uses the Note Cards and envelopes that SU! sells. If you are interested in this class or want more info, please contact me at

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Top Note Bag

I can't believe it has been a month since I have posted! I always think I will be more consistent in making posts, but I'm not going to make any promises:)

This is a cute and easy "bag" to make using the Top Note Die. It would be great for a gift card, candy or hostess gift. The Yummy sale-a-bration is used on them which was made to fit the top note die perfectly. The chocolate chip and pink piroutte felt flowers give this tote a soft look.

Stamp Set: Yummy
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette
Accessories: felt flowers, Big Shot top note die, large oval punch, chocolate grosgrain ribbon, small gift bags (non SU!)