Friday, February 13, 2015

A Birthday Party Craft

Wanted to tell you about the birthday party I did. The party was for a girl just turned 10, her friends and siblings. They each used the Butterfly Basics stamp set, our kraft notebooks and washi tape. Most of the tape came from Stampin' Up! but I picked up some locally too. I have to say that I won't be doing that again. I got 3 rolls from Stampin' Up! for $5.95 and they coordinate with each other and our colors. I did pick up the newest set from the Occasions catalog. 5 rolls (5 yards ea) for $7.95 Sweet Dreams Designer Washi Tape Colors include: Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Sahara Sand # 137787

Here's the sample I made using the Sweet Dreams Set:

When I stopped by the local drug store, I found that their rolls had 5-8 yards each but they were $3.99-$5.99 per roll. I was super disappointed that I paid that much (total without tax- $14.97) for 3 rolls just so I could have some bolder options. The girls had fun though and I did too. In addition, I used some retired stamps to make them mustaches and lip photo props. Here are some photos of the fun they had.

Thanks for stopping by!

June Reister

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Butterfly Basics- Stamp set info and card

I love this set. It's got butterflies, a fern, flowers, background stamp, accents, words. 11 total stamps. Everything I need. This I bought the matching thinlits too. An awesome deal! 15% off savings

Wood Bundle: 139322 $61.95
Clear Bundle 139323 $51.75
Photopolymer Bundle 138865 $41.50

I got the Photopolymer, some adhesive and reinkers. Have to reink the ink pads so they stamp nicely. Totaled a little over $50. So I was able to get a free set of Blendabilities from the Sale-A -Bration collection too. I'll post what I did with that later. Here is the stamp and the first card I made.

Remember that you can order in your pjs, whenever you want, from my website:

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fancy Folds and 3-D items: Birthday Ideas

I signed up to do the Blog Hop for vc_rocks. It's all about using fancy folds and 3-D items. Here's a couple things I did recently. Be sure to click on VC_Rocks blog to see all the blogs with great ideas.
This is the card closed. It's 4 inches by 4 inches all folded.
This is the inside. The Happy Birthday stamp can be found in the Age Awareness stamp set #135381
It's a photopolymer set (clear and very sticky) $15.95. You can purchase it from June's Stampin' Up! website 
I call this card a box fold because it folds like you would close a box when you don't have tape.
Be careful when tucking in the last corner. Since this card doesn't have open edges, it would be a great place to add confetti to surprise someone.

Here's a cute candy box that you can add a gift to. It's the perfect size for some tootsie rolls, other small candies, chap-stick, lipstick, etc. I made it with the envelope punch board. I started with a piece of the All Abloom paper #133703. You get 24 sheets of 4 1/2 by 6 paper for $6.95    Then I scored with the Simply Scored along the long side at 1, 1/2, 2 and also at 4, 4 1/2 and 5. On the short side, score at 1,2,3, and 4. I don't have a video but there are lots out there.

Leave a comment and get entered to win some goodies from my stash!
Thanks for stopping by!

June Reister

Monday, July 21, 2014

Home from Vacation

Had a fine time in North and South Carolina. Now I'm home and starting to stamp again :)   Here's some photos from our trip. I will post what I've been stamping tomorrow. Now, just enjoy what we saw on the trip :)

We have a beautiful country. Love the mountains and the trees. 
The first mountains we saw on the drive down. We started in Northwest Indiana and drove through Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. 
Interesting to see the layers of stone. This was in Kentucky
Atlantic Ocean- View from our hotel room at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Palm trees in South Carolina. They are everywhere and very beautiful.
Hollywood wax museum in Myrtle Beach. We didn't go in but had to stop to take pictures of King Kong :)

Shoes belonging to members of our group. Best to not carry tons of sand around inside of them.

My daughter having a good time in the ocean. She got swimmer's ear but was able to enjoy it without getting water in her ears.
Another view of the beach from the hotel room. We had an oceanfront room.
Rainbow we saw in Kentucky. Isn't it gorgeous? This was taken with the car window up.