Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Love you Much Candle

When I saw this technique, I thought it was the coolest EVER, and ran right out to Target to get a candle so I could come home and try it!

So - this is what you do. Take a small piece of tissue paper -- I used some from my gift wrap box -- make sure it is white. Stamp your image onto the tissue paper, either by using your stamp pad or with your markers. Then use your scissors and cut around the stamped image as close to the image as you possibly can. Next you are going to rip off a piece of wax paper, enough so that it wraps around the entire candle, and also leaves you a little room on the back for a 'handle'.

Line up your inked piece of tissue paper onto the candle, making sure that your inked image is facing UP! Then, wrap it in your piece of wax paper. Next you will take your heat gun and heat the image, just like you are embossing. You will notice that the image will take on the same 'glazed' effect that it does when you use the embossing powder. The tissue paper and inked image will essentially melt into the candle. Remove the wax paper, and now you have a beautiful stamped image on your candle!

I think I am going to try this with some different images, or possibly this image with alternate colors. Stay tuned! This one went as my gift to my hostess for Stamp Club!


Ink: Riding Hood Red

Technique: Embossing

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January Stamp Club

Well, the first club of the new year is tonight. That also means that it is the last club of the Fall/Winter Catalog! Kinda sad to see some of those items going, but oh so exciting to be introduced to all the new and wonderful items in the new one! I received my catalog last night and I just can't wait to place my first order! There really are some amazing things in there, and I can't wait to share some of them with you!

Onto club. We are making three Valentine's related items, and all of them are made using the Love you Much Bundle, of course!

The first card you have already seen, as it was on one of my earlier posts earlier in the week here. I just loved all the punched out hearts!

The second card is more of a candy holder, but the candy could be omitted and be used just as a card as well. Inside this card is a Ghirardelli chocolate square and it is pink for Valentine's!

The base of this card is Pink Pirouette and I used the Scallop Edge Punch on the front flap. The little love birds are just so adorable! I first stamped them on Very Vanilla and then stamped them on the Candy Lane Designer Paper and cut them out so they were fancy love birds! A little (non-SU!) heart brad is above their head, and are wrapped up with Riding Hood Red Ribbon.

The last card isn't really a card at all, but also a candy holder. Sorry, I couldn't resist with Valentine's coming up to not do more than one candy holder! This one is made using the diaper fold, which is super easy and makes a cute little pocket.

To do the diaper fold, take your designer double sided paper and cut into a square. In this case, I did a 6x6 square. Fold er in half so it is a triangle, and with the point facing up, fold the sides of the triangle across to the other side. Fold down the top flap, and there ya have it!

I used the Candy Lane Designer Paper, and secured it with Sticky Strip. The heart on the front is cut out with scissors and is from the Love you Much stamp set. It is colored in using Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa. Now, I know we don't have markers for the In-Colors, but if you take a little ink from your re-inker and drop it into the lid of the stamp pad, you can use your Blender Pen to act like a marker! Neat trick, huh? The Sentiment is also from Love you Much and is stamped in Chocolate Chip, punched out with the Word Window and secured with a Silver Brad. The M&M's are in the Small Cello Bag and tied up with the Pink Pirouette Ribbon!

Here is a picture of all three club projects! I hope you like them as much as I do - are you falling in love with the Love you Much set yet?

Card Recipes:
Stamp Set: Love You Much
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Dimensionals, Silver Brad, Word Windo Punch, Small Cello Bag, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Glue Dot, Sticky Strip

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Valentine Pizza Box

I saw the pattern for this little pizza box with mini-valentines inside it, I just knew I had to do it! The picture seems decevingly large, but it is small and really easy to make. What a great little Valentine gift it would be for someone. And who doesn't love pizza?

This is a picture of the oustide of the box. Let me know if you need dimensions, and I would be happy to e-mail them to you! I just know you want to try out the pizza box!

The box is made from Riding Hood Red Cardstock and I used Sticky Strip to keep it together. The regular Snail adhesive doesn't seem to stil as well for these 3-d projects, and you want to make sure that your box doesnt' come apart! The patterned paper is the new Candy Lane Designer Paper that can be purchased in the upcoming catalog being released on January 19th! It can also be purchased in the Love you Much Bundle, and details on this bundle can be found on my post here. The Hugs and Kisses is from the Love You Much stamp set and punched out with the 1 1/4" punch. It has a 1 3/8" punch in Close to Cocoa behind it, and then a Riding Hood Red Scallop Circle Punch. The scallop is pierced with my Paper Piercer. This is all up on blocks, of course (dimensionals). A piece of Choclate Chip Ribbon runs across the top of the box. The hearts that run across the bottom are stamped, and then punched out using the 3 heart punch from the Love You Much Bundle.

Here is a shot of the box opened:

And now onto the cards. I put 4 3x3 mini cards inside which make the perfect little love note! You could probably put envelopes in there as well, although I didn't think about that until just now....

There are 4 cards in the box, 2 of each design. The card measures 3x3. The patterned paper is again the Candy Lane Designer Paper. The bases are Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa. The little love birds (don't you just love them ♥) are from the Love you Much set and stamped on Very Vanilla and punched out using the 1 3/8" Circle Punch. The Scallop Circle Punch was used on Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red and then pierced and up on blocks. The bottom of the designer paper was punched with the Scallop Edge Punch (if you don't have this punch yet - it is a must have! Makes things so easy and elegant). Some Chocolate Chip Ribbon runs underneath the medallion. The heart above
the love birds is stamped using the Love you Much set and then punched out using the heart punch from the same set. I think the 4 of these cards in this little box just are so darling! And I just LOVE the Candy Lane Designer Paper!! Who doesn't love pink and brown together??!!

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Love you Much
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Dimensionals, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Candy Lane DSP

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are loving this new bundle as much as I am! More to come!


Monday, January 12, 2009

Love You Much Promotion

Good morning! Today I want to tell you about the Love You Much Promotion. This is a great promotion at a great price!

Click here to see the flier for this great sale!

The awesome thing about this bundle is that it is 20% off through the end of the month! That's right - 20% off! You get the Love you Much Stamp set, a package of Candy Cane Designer paper (who doesn't love pink and brown together?), and a coordinating punch. That's right - the punch coordinates with one of the stamps so you don't have to hand cut out the hearts. Celebrate HERE!

This is the first card that I made using this set, and I just love the colors! The base of the card is Riding Hood Red Cardstock, and then a layer of Close to Cocoa underneath a layer of Candy Lane Designer Paper. The hearts are all stamped, then punched and then propped up on blocks (dimensionals). A tiny bit of Chocolate Chip Ribbon and it's done! So cute!

I have many more samples of cards made with this great new set, so stay tuned on these days leading up until Valentine's Day. Can you believe we are already to the next holiday? I bought some Valentine candy yesterday at Target, and it seemed weird....especially since I still had my Christmas wreath on the door. That was the first thing to come down when I got home!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Love You Much
CardStock: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Candy Lane Designer Paper

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