Thursday, January 20, 2011

January Stamp Club 2011 Projects

Here are two of the project that we made at Stamp Club this evening.  I've already shown you a couple of the Treat Box Cards I have created.  They really are quick and easy to make once you have your first one under your belt.

And before someone points this out to me, I do know that the paper I used is retired.  But I have been trying to use up some of my stash and I didn't have any other Valentine paper, besides it is available on the Clearance Rack and so it was a great way to remind my club ladies to check it out periodically.

Do you see the candy and candles in the box?  Add a gift card in the pocket and this would make a great gift.

The card really is so much prettier in real life, but it's fuzzy in this picture.  It's been gray and gloomy here for days, so I haven't had a chance to get some better pictures.

I will post the third project later.

Thanks for looking,


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Changed up just a bit...

I have to take Brandy to her doctor's appointment this morning so this is just a quick post.

This card is very similar to the one I posted HERE.  I just changed it up a bit.
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Filled with Fun

Fun Foam that is.  Most of this card was made with Glittered Fun Foam.  The heart was punched from Stampin' Up's new Glitter Paper, but the rest of the sparkly layers and the birds are Fun Foam.  Bet you didn't know Stampin' Up punches would punch through this did you? I used the corner trim punch and the sizzlets on this card.

Now I'm not saying you should try this at home LOL.  Stampin' Up punches are meant for paper and cardstock, so if you messed up your punch with the fun foam, I don't think it would be covered.  But I like to live on the edge, so I use my punches on Fun Foam anyway.

Thanks for looking,

ps  - I'm sorry I didn't get anything posted yesterday, things didn't go as planned.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Treat Box Card Tutorial

I'm still getting emails asking for instructions for the Treat Box Card.  I did post earlier that you could find the instructions at, but I guess some people are like me - you just look at the pictures. 

Yes, it's true.  When I'm surfing through my lists of blogs, I usually just look at the projects and go on, so I can understand how some of you might have overlooked my previous post - because it didn't have any pictures!

So here is the link for the tutorial I used -

I hope you can all access it.  I did make one change.  I didn't like wasting paper and I felt like that was what I was doing when I cut my cardstock to 6.5 x 11.75.  So I cut mine to 6x12 then just followed the same scoring instructions.  This way I got two projects out of each sheet of paper.

If you do make one of these card boxes please leave a comment with a link to your project, I would love to see them.

Thanks for stopping by,

It had to end sooner or later...

I was on a roll with my posting, 11 in a row.  But all good things must come to an end right?  Wednesdays are pretty busy days around here.  My daughter Brandy usually comes and stays on Wednesdays along with my granddaughter Hydi.  I usually pick her up and take her to doctor's appointment then they come home with me.  Brandy is on bedrest due to complications with her pregnancy and her husband has a late class on Wednesday so they come here so I can help out.  Then they stay all day Thursday and her husband comes and picks them up after work.

So needless to say after chasing around a two year old, I don't have a lot of time to post.  She is napping right now so here I am.  I just have a second as she doesn't nap long and I'm trying to get packed for the weekend.  My husband and I are going to Ohio to see my grandsons for their birthdays.  Ryan's is today and Myer's was on the 8th.

So needless to say I won't be posting much over the next few days, but I do hope to get some things posted next week.

Oh, and I did have several people email me for directions on how to make the Treat Card Box.  I believe a few people are selling them, but I found them for free in the resource section of  I don't believe you have to be a member to view the site (it is free if you want to join though), but you do have to be a member to post on the site.

Thanks for stopping by and check back soon,


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Another Treat Box Card

Here is another Treat Box Card, this time made with the new Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper.  This one has Hershey Nuggets wrapped in matching paper in the treat box, and a Thank You tag in the pocket.

I now have my Facebook page up and going.  You can visit me at

Thanks for looking,

Monday, January 10, 2011

Going Green...

Here is a calendar that I made with a recycled coaster.  Again, I used the new Vintage Springtime paper available in the new Stampin' Up Occasions Mini Catalog.  And isn't that flower cute?  I love them.

I've got to run.  Today is a cardmaking day with my friend Terri.  Because of the busyness of the holidays it's been a while since we've been able to get together to stamp.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Come and see me on Facebook

I've just started a Facebook Page for my Stampin' Up business.  So come by and visit me and while you are there how about hitting the like button?  Once I hit 25 fans, then I can get a URL,  until then the link to my page is!/pages/KimsKrafts/124641947602754?v=wall

Thanks for helping me out,

Treat Box Card

Is it a card or is it a box?  It's both. 

This is my first go at a Treat Box Card.  On the left side is a little box that you can put small treats or gifts in.  I've put tealight candles in this one.  If you wanted to put jewelry or something really small in it, you could put a piece of transparency over the opening so that it couldn't fall out.  Or you could just not punch the window in it at all.

On the right side is a pocket that you could put a tag with a message on it or you could slip a gift card into it.

These are really pretty simple to create and would make great gifts for anytime - Christmas, Valentines, Birthdays.

Thanks for looking,

ps - I know it's late, but I still got my post in today.  That makes 9 days straight!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

No Project Today - but check out Walker Wear

I just wanted to pop in with a quick post.  I've posted everyday this year and didn't want to break my momentum now.

I just got my house back last night.  I took Brandy to her doctor's appointment yesterday - things are going well so far, just still on bedrest - then took her back home.  Then I came home got Rob and took her back to college and after I got home last night I put on my pj's and did pretty much nothing all night.

Today I have to get my house back in order.  Carpets need swept and toilets need cleaned.  Believe me I would much rather be stamping.

I do still have several projects to show you that I completed before Brandy and Hydi came last week, but I need to take pictures of them first.  I also need to pack up what's left from my Christmas Craft Show that my daughter Jessi and I participated in.  I sold my stamped items and Jessi sold hair clips, bows, headbands, Pony O's, barrettes and tutus.  They were really cute. 

Jessi does have a few left and if you would like to see some of things that she makes check out her page on Facebook, it's - - she does special orders and she does ship her products.  She just got a new Cricut and Big Shot for Christmas so I'm sure she will be adding a lot of new items soon.

Well I've got to run, those toilets are calling my name and the sooner I get my work done the sooner I can get into my stamp room.

I hope you all have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by,

Friday, January 7, 2011

God is and All is Well

Another quick post as my daughter is still here on bedrest and I've been watching my two year old granddaughter.  She doesn't like to stamp yet, so we have to play what she wants to play.

I believe I saw this card on Mary Fish's blog.  I changed it up a little and used Concord Crush and Basic Grey.  I love the stamp set Refuge and Strength and still pull it out often even though it's retired.  It's a pretty simple card so I'm not giving many details.  If you have any questions, just let me know.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy Thoughts...

I liked the top of my Calendar Box that I posted yesterday, so I made a card to match it.  I really wish I had gotten a better picture of it.  This was a super quick card to make and would work for many different occasions.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Calendar Box

I'm not sure what these are called so I'm just going to call it a Calendar Box. I really wish I could have gotten a better picture of it, because this new Springtime Vintage paper (another hubby gift) from the new Occasions mini (click on mini on left hand side to download) is really very pretty.

You will be seeing several more projects over the next few days made with this paper, so I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Out with the Old, and in with the New

The Holiday Mini ordering period is over, but don't worry, the Occasions Mini catalog is now available and you are going to love it.  There are a lot of great products and I will continue to showcase some of those items through out this week, so stay tuned.

To view the new mini, just click on the picture.  I will also have a link to it on the left hand side of my blog.  If you would like to place an order you can do so at my website -  Just click on the shop now link on the top right hand corner.

Thanks for stopping by,

ps - don't forget to scroll down to see a few of the things I have made with my new products.


Although I don't normally send Valentine cards to anyone, I do enjoy making them.  So here's the first one of the season.

I used two different embossing folders on this card  - Finial Press and Perfect Polka Dots - as well as the Pinking Heart Border Punch.  To make the heart I used Basic Black cardstock in the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die and punched out the new Red Glimmer Paper with the Full Heart Punch.  The Red Glimmer Paper is another one of the gifts from my hubby that is available starting today in the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  The Glimmer Paper is great, you get all the glittery look, without all the glitter mess. The stamp club ladies will love this since my husband has banned glitter from the house. (We do break out the glitter when he's not around).  And the sentiment is a rub-on which is also available in the Occasions Mini.  That mini really has a lot of great products in it.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, January 3, 2011

First Sale-A-Bration Card

This is my first card made with my new Sale-a-Bration set (another Christmas gift from hubby).  I made this card for a teenager in our church who was born on January 1st, so this is also my first birthday card of the year.

The picture isn't so great, but the colors I used for this card were from the Stampin' Up Color Coach.  The combo was Concord Crush, Tangerine Tango, and Daffodil Delight.  I know I thought yuck at first too, but it grows on you.

The set I used is called Punch Bunch and will be available to earn during Sale-a-Bration.  All the images in the set coordinate with - you guessed it,  one of our punches.

You can also see just a peek of the inside of the card.  It's  "the thing" now to decorate the inside of your cards also.  And I've always liked decorating the envelopes with a little something.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Something Old and Something New...

I bet you thought you were going to get a wedding card didn't you?

Well actually the box is something old in that I made it several months ago and I never posted it.  Then I saw a card similar to this one while blurfing (that's blog surfing) and decided to make one yesterday.

So here's the details.  The box is actually made with the fabric from the Holiday Mini.  I attached it to a piece of white cardboard (the stuff that comes in your Designer Paper packages). then ran it through my Big Shot using the Scalloped Envelope Die.  It takes 4 of these to make the box.  Then not wanting to waste any of the fabric, I took the scrap pieces and ran it through my Butterfly die.  So now I have several fabric covered butterflies that I'm sure you will see on other projects.  The card itself is very simple.  I ran Very Vanilla cardstock through the new Tulip Embossing Folder.  I sponged a little bit of Always Artichoke ink on the raised part and stamped the sentiment (from Flight of the Butterfly set) in Cherry Cobbler ink.  Used a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the butterfly and there you have it.

Thanks for looking,


Saturday, January 1, 2011

My First Card in a Long Time

Ok, I'm off to a good start, so far I have posted everyday this year! Let's see how long this will last.

The sun finally popped out today so I was scrambling trying to get some decent pictures of the cards and projects I've been making.  Since I'm not much of a photographer, this is about as decent as it gets.  Maybe I can get my old friend and new downline Cheryl to give me some lessons.

This was the first card that I had made in weeks.  I've been trying to get as much stamping in as possible the last few days as I don't know what the next few weeks are going to bring.

This card was made with some of the new goodies my wonderful husband (had to throw the wonderful in because he looks at my blog from time to time) bought me for Christmas.  Doesn't he have great taste?  He bought me the new Tulips Embossing folder, the Build a Blossom Stamp Set and  the matching punch.  He actually bought me tons more than that and hopefully I will get to show you some of it over the next few days.  He really is wonderful - most of the time.

I hope you all have a very Blessed New Year!
Thanks for looking,


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