Monday, October 10, 2011

Fall Wreath

I hope you all are enjoying the fall colors.  I've seen the beginnings of color around the last few days.

I've completed my second lolli wreath, this one a gift for my mother-in-law's birthday.
Supplies... Stampin' Up! Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper and coordinating Regals Card Stock, Antique Brads, Soft Suede 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Simply Scored, Big Shot and Circles Scallop #2, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2" & 3/4" Circle Punches, Dazzling Details, Crystal Effects, Sticky Strip, Hot Glue (to attach to wreath frame)

Process... For a large lolli, use a 2" wide strip about 14" (yes, you will have to attach two pieces to achieve this length).  Small lollies can be cut a variety of widths from 12x12 card stock or Designer Series Paper (11" or 12" is plenty for the smaller sizes).  Score one side of the paper every 1/2" starting at 1/2", then flip and score every 1/2" starting at 1/4".  Fold accordion style and attach ends with Sticky Strip.  Gently fold and manipulate to lay the lolli flat.  Punch out 2 circles to use as a stabilizer - apply crystal effects to area near lolli center and on the circle.  Place circle to cover center of lolli and apply pressure for 30 seconds to set the adhesive.  Flip and place the other circle.  Again apply a bit of pressure or put under a "heavy object" to set.  Repeat for layers.  Use hot glue to attach the lollies to the wreath frame.  Contact me with questions.

I really liked the way my wreath frame worked out - the first one I used, I cut too small from a thin cardboard.  The frame below came from a store and I covered it using scrap fabric cut into bias strips.  From a past project, I still had spray adhesive in my closet - worked great.


Individual lolli close-ups...

Crystal Effects gives the shiny dimension on the leaf.

Dazzling Details used to outline the leaf and give the sparkle.

Antique brads as centers.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Promotion

Whether you’re a brand-new card maker or an experienced crafter, our Simply Sent card kits help you make unique, handcrafted cards in a snap!  During October, buy two Simply Sent® card kits and get a coordinating stamp set for FREE!

Buy two of the following Simply Sent kits:
ITEM     Page  Description               Price
122375  192    Great Day                $12.95
122377  193    Everyday Elegance    $11.95
122376  193    Sweet Moments        $13.95

Get one of the following stamp sets for free:
ITEM      Page  Description               Price
123682   192     It's Your Day           $8.95
123686   193     Everyday Wishes      $9.95
123684   193     You're Cherished      $8.95

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October 1st - Busy Time at Stampin' Up!

Wow!  A new month & quarter has brought a lot of exciting products and promotions to the Stampin' Up! world.  First, take a look at a new product available for order starting today...

Take your love of stamping into the kitchen! Create fun and tasty stamped cookies for
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Happy Cookie Stamping!