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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Elegant Butterfly Thank You Cards



I've had a Cricut machine for a few years but I seldom use it. I'm not sure why. Maybe because I only had 2 cartridges. Anyway, when one of the big craft stores had the cartridges on sale for Memorial day, I decided to buy myself a few more. 

This card was created using the butterfly image from the "Wall Decor and More" cartridge. I combined the image with the Thank You stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Thank You Kindly stamp set. I think the font style goes perfectly with the butterfly die cut.

Materials:
  • Card Stock:  Naturals Ivory (101849), Baja Breeze (111352) (Stampin' Up!)
  • Stamp Set:  Thank You Kindly (111700 - Stampin' Up!)
  • Ink:  Baja Breeze Classic Ink Pad (111833 - Stampin' Up!)
  • Tools:  Cricut Cartridge: Wall Decor and More


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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I'm On a Roll With 4th of July


After making my 4th of July favor bags yesterday I was on a roll.  I figured why stop now? It's not really a party without invitations and cupcake toppers. So I went on to make this 4th of July party package.  It contains everything you need to get your 4th of July party started!

Materials: (All Materials are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
  • Card Stock:  Real Red, Whisper White & Pacific Point
  • Designer Paper:  Pacific Point from the Brights Paper Pack
  • Stamp Set:  Fabulous Phrases
  • Ink:  Pacific Point Classic Ink Pad, Pacific Point and Real Red Stampin' Write Markers
  • Punches:  XL Star, Modern Label, 1 3/4" Circle, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle
  • Misc:  3" x 5" Cello Bags, Lollipop Sticks (Wilton)


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fourth of July Treat Bags and Toppers

Today I was looking at my calendar and realized that 4th of July is just around the corner. With that in mind, I started working on some patriotic party supplies.  These cello bags and toppers are perfect for giving out as party favors at your July 4th celebrations.
 

To make the toppers just cut a piece of real red card stock 3" x 4" and fold in half.  Now you have a treat bag topper measuring 3" x 2".  Punch out some stars in Pacific Point. Stamp the phrase "Celebrate" in Pacific Point and punch out with the modern label punch. Embellish the label with Real Red and Pacific Point Stampin' Write markers. Then just fill the bag with your favorite treats. (I used Red Hots because not only are they yummy but they matched my patriotic color scheme perfectly) Staple the bags shut and attach the toppers with some double sided tape or glue.


Materials:
  • Card Stock:  Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Pacific Point (111350) (All Stampin' Up!)
  • Designer Paper:  Pacific Point from the Brights Paper Pack (117155 - Stampin' Up!)
  • Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases (120501 - Stampin' Up!)
  • Ink:  Pacific Point (111837 - Stampin' Up!)
  • Markers:   Real Red (100052) and Pacific Point (120968) Stampin' Write Markers
  • Punches:  XL Star - 119875, Modern Label - 119849
  • Cello Bags:  3" x 5" Small Cello Bags (103104 - Stampin' Up)

NOTE:  The XL Star Punch is on the last chance list...so if you want it, you need to get it NOW!