Archive | November, 2011

Holiday Treat Holder

28 Nov

Here’s a fun, very simple project that’s fun to give to friends.

Stamps:  From Santa, p. 43 Holiday Mini Catalog
It’s a Wrap Holidays, p. 14 Holiday Mini Catalog
Big Shot Dies: 
Top note
Colors:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler (ink)
Accessories:  Simply Scored, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler dotted ribbon, white grosgrain ribbon, Hershey’s nuggets, mailing labels, sticky strip, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch

Created by Kathy Alt

  1. Cut out top note from night of navy cardstock.
  2. Place the center point of the top note at 3″ on the simply scored.  Score at the 3-1/4″ and 2-3/4″ marks.
  3. Fold on the score lines.
  4. Stamp and punch out the From Santa.
  5. Add dazzling details and set aside to dry.

  1. Stamp your labels and add to the candies.
  2. Insert the candies by using sticky strip to hold.
  3. Wrap and adhere your Cherry Cobble ribbon around the outside of the holder.
  4. When dry, add your stamped image using dimensionals.
  5. Tie with the white grosgrain.

You can use this for any occasion.  That’s what’s so great about the It’s a Wrap Holidays AND the It’s a Wrap Occasions in the big catalog.  Another set that would be perfect to use on the front would be Gift Givers set on p. 39 of the Mini Catalog.  It has all the holidays and it coordinates with the punches!

Like this idea?  Want to order the supplies?  Here’s your ordering list….remember, you can order directly from me on my website!

Christmas Treat Holder

  • From Santa  #120859
  • It’s a Wrap Holidays   Clear-122772, Wood-122770
  • Top Note Die  #113463
  • 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch  #118874
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon  #124138
  • 1/4″ White Grosgrain #109025

Huge Stampin’ Up! Sale…2 Products on Sale for 24 Hours Only

21 Nov


You won’t want to miss this sale!  You can get products up to 60% off from now until November 30th!  But, two of our newest products are only on sale until midnight tonight, the new cookie press and the simply scored!  Click the link above to see all the sale items!  You can order either through my website, or by contacting me!

Big Shot Fall Leaves Card

14 Nov

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?  Below is a card that I thought was easy to create and of course, it used my favorite tool, the Big Shot!

Created by Kathy Alt

Stamp Set:  Grateful Greetings
Big Shot Dies:  Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Leaves #2|
Colors:  Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Punch:  Extra-Large Oval

Keeping it Simple with Background Stamps

13 Nov

I love having a card style handy that I can stamp in less than five minutes and today I’m sharing two of those with you.  The first is definitely an eye-catcher in my opinion and can be used for just about any occasion.

Created by Kathy Alt


Stamp Set:  Hello, Doily
Punches:  1-inch Circle, Lace Border
Colors:  Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Concord Crush
Accessories:  Wisteria Wonder 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon
Project Tips:
  The only thing that may be slightly hidden on this project is that behind the punched lace border, I have added 1-inch punched circles of wisteria wonder for contrast.This second card could be used on multiple occasions as well, just swap out the saying.  I just love the large sunflower stamp.  To get the colors, I markered the image.

Created by Kathy Alt


Stamp Set:  Sunflower, Thank You Kindly
Colors:  Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, So Saffron
Accessories:  First Edition Specialty Paper, Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon

Project Tips:
Be sure you crumple and tear your paper after you’ve stamped it for the best effect.  When finished, sponge around the edges and even a little on top with chocolate chip ink.