Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Invite

Good Morning,

Hope everyone is having an awesome week!! Did you get your holiday shopping done yet? I am still buying presents for people, i am hoping to be done by Monday. The only presents i have are for my son, I have no idea what to get hubster. He said he doesn't know what he wants. So I need some ideas, what is everyone getting their husbands?

Alright now back to my project, i get side tracked so easily. LOL

So we had to create an invitation or tag for the SweetSassyDiva design team, but i want to do something original. So, i looked through my stash and saw this die by Tim Holtz, and thought how neat would it be to get in invitation like this to a holiday party. They can hang it up and it would be such a cute little decoration as well as a reminder for the party. Of course i had to use my new Stampin Up products. I am just in love with all of their products, especially the Shimmer paint in Champagne.


-Stampin UP Big Shot Die-Cut Machine - Item #113439
-Tim Holtz Hanging Sign Die
-Stampin Up Classic Ink Pads in Chocolate Chip (#100908), Early Espresso (#119670) and Crumb Cake (#121030)
-Stampin Up 5/8" Satin Ribbon in Real Red - Item #117286
-Stampin Up Hostess Set Clear Mount Afterthoughts Stamp set - Item #118388
-Stampin Up Hostess Set Clear Mount Punch Potpourri Stamp Set - Item #120124
-Stampin Up
Artistic Etchings - Clear-Mount Stamp - Item #120573

-Stampin Up 1/2 Inch Crochet Trim Chantilly - Item #118480
-Stampin Up
On Board Long Board Chipboard - Item #114320
-Stampin Up
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint - Item #116806
-Stampin Up Basic Pearls Jewel Accents - Item #119247
-Stampin Up Gold Lamé Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink - Item #119968
-Stampin Up
Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Neutrals Collection - Item #117157
-Stampin Up
Stamping Sponges - Item #101610
-Stampin Up Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive - Item #110755
-Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock - Item #119952

So the first thing i did was cut out the chip board, along with my Designer Series Paper using the Big Shot and glued them on with the Tombow Multi glue. I took my sponges and inked the edges with the chocolate chip ink pad and then again with the espresso ink pad. I then took my whisper white cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso. I again took a sponge and distressed the Whisper White cardstock with Crumb Cake Classic ink pad. Then I took an image from the Artistec Etchings Stamp set and used Crumb Cake ink pad to stamp it onto my sentiment, making an awesome background. I did the same thing with the crown, stamped it on whisper white cardstock with Early Espresso ink and then cut it out and put Gold Lame Smooch to accent some areas. For the bird i used the Punch Potpourri stamp set with Early Espresso Ink, except for this one I stamped it on designer series paper to get that awesome text background and sponged some crumb cake over that. I then put shimmer paint across my bird using a piece of sponge as well as my crown. Glued it all down and you are done!! Super easy!! On the back side of it you can put the information regarding the party.

Hope you like it!! If you are interested in purchasing any of the Stampin Up products i used please visit:

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Past Advent Calendar

Hello Everyone!!

Wow, these past few weeks have been super crazy around here! I am so excited for Christmas time, I wanted to make an advent calendar for my son that would hold a little car, not just candy (he get's enough candy from his grandmothers LOL), so i did not want to only give him chocolates everyday, so everyday he would open one little drawer and he would have a tiny present inside, I thought it would so exciting for him. This is my project for the SweetSassyDiva design team as well.

Here is how i made this advent calendar, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and i will answer them.

The first thing I did was layer the bottom piece of my patter paper on my 12 x 12 piece of chipboard. Then I put Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint all over the image to give it a very nice shiny vintage feel. I glimmer misted all of the pattern paper with Old Lace glimmer mist.

Then I cut my chip board 3”W x 12”L pieces and then painted one side of each piece. I then used Modge Podge to glue the patterned paper onto the other side of the chipboard piece. I next put the box together using a hot glue gun, I marked how big I wanted the inside pieces (dividers that would hold my little drawers) to be and then cut those pieces and painted them as well. I did not put any pattern paper on them because you really can not see it when you open the drawers.

In this next picture I show you how I placed my dividers (I edged the dividers with Gold Ranger Aderondeck paint so that it would look nice once the drawers are open), I wanted to make sure that they fit my box.

This picture shows my box put all together including the dividers.

I used my Martha Stewart score board to make the drawers. The drawers are made out of the Graphic 45 Christmas Past pattern paper, then I cut out images from the collection and placed them on the drawers.

I used the Tim Holtz pattern paper for some of my numbers on the drawers. I really loved the way they looked, it is from one of the 6” x 6” Bingo sheets. I liked that they all looked kind of different, I just accented them with stickles and Diamond Dust.

The next thing I did was accent all of the drawers with some stickles so that each one would have some sparkle.


-Graphic 45 Christmas Past Deluxe Pattern Paper 12 x 12

-Medium Weight Chipboard

-Tattered Angels Old Lace Glimmer Mist

-Prima Lace


-Stickles (Various Colors)

-Tim Holtz Pattern Paper

Tell you what you think!!