Sunday, December 30, 2012

It was a beautiful day

It was a beautiful day to be on Mt. Hood snowshoeing with my husband and friends! The sky was blue and the trees were bundled with snow. We went on a short jog that took about 1 1/2 hours. It was 24 degrees up there!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ornament Keepsake Pop-up Christmas Card # 3

Stamp With Trude
This is the last version of this Stampin' Up! card and the final Christmas card that I will be posting this year. I suppose it is appropriate, since it is Christmas Eve.

I hope that you have enjoyed the Stampin' Up! Christmas projects that I have posted this year and that you will Have a wonderful Christmas Eve and a Merry Christmas day!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Gift Card Holder

Stamp With Trude
Here is another gift card holder that I created using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.

I used Be of Good Cheer paper and a piece of Real Red cardstock. The ribbon is Gumball Green Stitched Ribbon.

You can use this cute little purse (gift card holder) for other occasions. For what other occasion would you create one? These are so quick to create!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

2nd Ornament Keepsake Pop Up card

Stamp With Trude
Here's another version of the pop up card using the Ornament Keepsake stamp set from Stampin' Up!
The 2 smaller panels pop forward so that the card stands by itself. It is quite easy.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Gift Card Holder

Stamp With Trude
This gift card holder is made with one 6" x 6" piece of designer series paper, plus 2 pieces of card stock and an 8" length of ribbon. It is really simple to make.
Ask me how!
I also used the Ornament Keepsake stamp set by Stampin' Up! and the framelits that go with it.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ornament Keepsake Pop Up Card

Stamp With Trude
I used the Ornament Keepsake stamp set by Stampin' Up! to create this pop-up card.
The paper is from the Candlelight Christmas paper pack.

These cards are fun to make. You could start making your Christmas cards for next year!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bootiful Occasions Birthday Card

This birthday card is made with the Bootiful Occasions stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bootiful Occasions Christmas Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
To make the card base I used Bashful Blue card stock and sprayed it with Smooch spray to make it sparkle. Then I used the Snow Flurry Big Shot die by Stampin' Up! and the Bootiful Occasions stamp set.
 It is hard to see the sentiment stamped down in the right hand corner because of all the sparkle sprayed over it. The sentiment says, "Warm winter wishes down to your toes".

the Bootiful Occasions stamp set is a fun set from Stampin' Up! It has 4 different boots with sayings. I will be sharing the cowboy boot card I made.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Stampin' Up! Mini Milk carton 6 sided treat box

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! gift box by Trude Thoman
This treat box was made with the Mini Milk carton Big Shot die by Stampin' Up!

It requires one sheet of card stock. You cut two mini milk cartons to make this box.

To see a video on how to make the basic 6 sided box go HERE.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Snow Flurry White on White Christmas Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
click on photo to see details
I used the Snow Flurry die to make this white on white card. I sprayed the snowflake with Vanilla Smooch Spray to make it sparkle.

I received my first Christmas card and it intrigued me, so I thought I would try to make my own version.

Stamp Happy!
Trude

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stampin' Up! Petite Purse

The cutting die for this purse is from Stampin' Up! It makes a Petite Purse that is just right for party favors at weddings or showers.

For this purse I used Be of Good Cheer Designer Series paper by Stampin' Up! and three colors of card stock. The snowflake die cut and button die cut are also by Stampin' Up! I used Stampin' Up!s Dazzling Details on the snowflake to make it sparkle.

Have a Happy Stamping Day!
Trude

Monday, November 26, 2012

Owl Builder Punch Cute Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
Isn't this a cute card? My friend Susie M. showed me how to make this. It uses Stampin' Up!s owl builder punch and the scalloped oval punch.

I used the woodgrain embossing folder to create a log for the 3 owls to sit on.

What occasion would you use this card for? I can't decide.

Happy Stamping Day!
Trude

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Four Seasons Christmas Gift Tag

I used the Four Seasons stamp set by Stampin' Up! to create these gift tags.

I used the single snowflake from the same set to stamp a strip of Marina Mist paper to use on the blue tag.

I used the baby wipe technique to stamp the snowflake wreath. You dot several colors of reinkers onto a baby wipe and use that as an ink pad for the stamp. It makes subtle color variations on the stamped image.

I like red, white and blue stamping for Christmas and winter themes. What is your favorite combination?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Lodge Treat Holder

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
 I used the tree from the Stampin' Up! Christmas Lodge stamp set for this treat holder.

I made this treat holder like a giant cream cheese pinch pack dispenser. You fold and glue the bottom and then pinch the top in the opposite direction and glue it.

It is 5 1/2" long/tall. It is stamped on Cherry Cobbler card stock and for the bow I used Very Vanilla seam binding, all items are Stampin' Up!

Happy Stamping!
Trude

Friday, November 23, 2012

Owl Builder Punch Tag

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
Are you back home after your crazy rush to get good deals on Christmas presents during Black Friday? Do you need some ideas for gift tags for those presents? Here's a cute one. I made it with the Stampin' Up! owl builder punch. I also used the top of the Stampin' Up! pennant punch to punch a hat for him.

To get the bottom of the Santa suit...the white border, you need to punch a shallow crescent (the bottom of the owls clothes) on the edge of a white strip of card stock and then punch again a fraction of an inch in from the edge of the first scallop. That gives you the small white crescent to attach to the bottom of the Santa suit.

While you're looking for Black Friday deals, check out Stampin' Up!s sale. The sales don't end with Black Friday, they are good through the 38th of November.

I have 2 more cute gift tags that I created with Stampin' Up!s Four Seasons hostess stamp set that I will be posting tomorrow.

What stamp set would you like to see me make Christmas tags with?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

My Digital Studio 2+ page

I had some time to play with My Digital Studio 2+. It is a Stampin' Up! digital scrapbook program. You can also make calendars and banners and party decorations. Of course it will make cards...that's why I bought the program! You can also make journals and tags, it seems the list is endless!
This is the first page project I have tried. I know that it is basic, but it gives you an idea of what it can do. I can hardly wait to play with it more.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love getting together with friends and relatives. We visit for hours and eat way too much!

Somewhere I read the other day that it is strange how on Thanksgiving we celebrate the things we are thankful for and then the following day we go out and act crazy trying to get more.

How about you? Will your peace and thankfulness be stolen the following day in the rush of consumerism? I hope for you peace throughout the holiday season.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ornament Keepsake Bag Tag

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
Here's a quick way to bag your treats and gifts. Use the Stampin' Up! Top Note Die to create a bag topper. Stamp with the Christmas stamp from the Seasonal Saying set. Stamp and die cut an ornament using the Ornament Keepsake bundle. Decorate a white bag using the Good Cheer and Snowflake Party builder wheels.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stampin' Up! 4 giftable containers

Stamp With Trude 
 Stampin' Up! giftable party!  We had fun making these 4 giftable projects. Hope you can join us next time.
Have a Happy Stamping Day!
 Trude

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mini Milk Carton Gift Box

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! gift box by Trude Thoman
Isn't this a cute box? What would you gift in it? Chocolate would be on the list for sure!

This is a Stampin' Up! Bigz die for the Big Shot. It is put together with two die cuts.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Stampin' Up! Petite Purse

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up!  by Trude Thoman
I used the Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper pack by Stampin' Up! I think it made a cute little herringbone purse.

I used Soft Suede card stock for the handle and Soft Suede Markers for the details. I used the Itty Bitty punch pack to cut out the detail on the purse flap.

The purse was cut out with Stampin' Up!s Petite Purse Die for the Big Shot.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sparkly Snowflake Christmas Card

Stamp With Trude
Another card that is not a Stampin' Up! card. I had a bunch of different card kits prepared for a Wednesday night class that got canceled. So, I am assembling them myself. More stamping ideas for you!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Scentsational Season Snowboard Gingerbread

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! Christmas card by Trude Thoman Scentsational Season stamp set Snowboard Gingie
I want to thank all of you that pinned this to your Pinterest boards. It is my most-viewed Stampin' Up! card, by far!

I used the Scentsational Season stamp set by Stampin' Up! and the matching Holiday Collection Framelits.

Happy Stamping Day!
Trude

http://trudethoman.stampinup.net

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Embossed Christmas Tree card

I didn't use any Stampin' Up! products on this card. I have been stamping many years and have a huge assortment of non-Stampin' Up! stamps. Sometimes I just have to pull them out and use them!

Have a Happy Stamping Day!
Trude

Monday, November 5, 2012

Autumn Splendor Card

I used a retired Stampin' Up! stamp border along the bottom of this card.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Snow Flurry Christmas Card


http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman


#11 Stampin' Up! Christmas card  sample (2012)

This card was made with the Snow Flurry Bigz Die and the Northern Flurry embossing folder from Stampin' Up!.

The white snowflake is sprayed with Marina Mist reinker mixed with rubbing alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer. The More Merry Messages sentiment was stamped with Stazon, but you could also use Craft White ink by Stampin' Up!

The supplies for this project can be obtained from my Stampin' Up! website.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Scentsational Season Fancy Fold Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
 Stampin' Up! Christmas card #10 (2012)

This Stampin' Up! card uses an origami fold to pop out the center section.

I used the More Merry Messages "Happy Christmas" sentiment and the Christmas tree from the Scentsational Season stamp set, both from Stampin' Up!

Have Fun Stamping!
Trude
trude.thoman@yahoo.com 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Scentsational Season Candy Cane Wreath Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
Here's another wreath type card using a Stampin' Up! stamp set. I used the Scentsational Season set. The other products I used are Riding Hood Red, Garden Green and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' ink pads.
I also used Garden Green card stock and Gumball Green stitched ribbon from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gently Falling Wreath Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
I finally had an hour to stamp so I thought I would make another autumn card. It would be appropriate for Thanksgiving. I used the Gently Falling and Full of Blessings stamp sets by Stampin' Up!

This is a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 card. The base is made from Early Espresso. The ribbon is also Early Espresso.

If you need more details you can send me an email (my email address is on my Stampin' Up! website). I will be happy to answer questions.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Treat Envelope

I made this Halloween Treat holder using the Petite Pocket Big Shot Die from Stampin' Up! I also used the My Digital Studio program to design and print the label. These are quick and easy. It took about 10 minutes to design and print the label and then another 10 minutes to cut, assemble and fill the envelope. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bold Birthday Card

I used Stampin' Up!'s Apothecary Accents framelit to cut out the label for the birthday sentiment. I used a preprinted card that I bought at Michael's a few years ago. And I used a Sizzix embossing folder. This card is quick because you start with the premade card base. The design is simple enough, without extra fluff, that it is appropriate to use for a guy (strong colors, strong lines).


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Seasonal Sayings Stampin' Up! Halloween card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
I used Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper along with the Basic Black card stock, all from Stampin' Up!, to make this card.

I also used Stampin' Up's Seasonal Sayings stamp set for the greeting, Everything Elenore for the label and Mixed Medley for the spider web.

Find all the supplies for this Halloween card on my Stampin' Up! website

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Layered Labels Stampin' Up! Christmas card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
I used the Layered Labels stamp set from Stampin' Up! on this card. I also used the Apothecary Accents framelits, the More Merry Messages stamp set and the Modern Label punch. The paper is from  the Designer Series Paper collection- Be of Good Cheer.

If you are thinking about becoming a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!, I would love to have you on my team. Send me an email or check out the info on my website. You can view a video that tells more about it.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Scentsational Seasons Stampin' Up! Christmas Card

This card is a half fold. The left side opens to reveal the sentiment from More Merry Messages stamp set by Stampin' Up!

I also used the Scentsational Seasons gingerbread men stamp and the matching framelits to cut them out. The outside greeting is from the Mixed Medley stamp set by Stampin' Up! 

I used Designer Series paper- 'Be Of Good Cheer' and Garden Green card stock for the card base. The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Seam binding, also from Stampin' Up!

If you are looking for a demonstrator I would love to have you as a customer! If you would like more details on any project on my blog, just send me an email. I'd be happy to help you with your projects.

If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! demo team to join, Please consider me. I would love to have you on my team. You can also find out more details about that on my Stampin' Up! website.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Gently Falling Stampin' Up! Card

The Gently Falling stamp set by Stampin' Up! is combined with their Howls tooth designer series paper and the Harvest Blessings stamp set to create this fall gate-fold card.

I used soft suede card stock, very vanilla card stock, summer starfruit classic ink, cajun craze classic ink, and soft suede classic ink to create this card.

If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! team to join, I would love to have you on my team. Find out how to Sign up on my Stampin' Up! website.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Scentsational Season Get Well Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
Be ready for cold and flu season by making some of these cards to have on hand to send to friends and family. They would be surprised and pleased and maybe even get well sooner, you never know!
I used the Scentsational Season stamp set from Stampin' Up! to create this card. The set is from the holiday catalog and has the mug and steam stamps in it. The mug has a snowflake on the front, but I stamped 'for you' from the Elements of Style stamp set by Stampin' Up!, punched it out with a 3/4 inch punch and adhered it over the top of the snowflake.

I used the 's{ick}' stamp from Stampin' Up!s Word Play stamp set for the front of the card.

The 4 paper panels on the card are all Stampin' Up! designer series paper, from the Twitterpated set.

To find out how to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator find the information here, then contact me by phone or email.

I would love to be your demonstrator and/or have you on my team!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Snowflake Soiree Christmas Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
This is another card I made using the Snowflake Soiree stamp set by Stampin' Up! Again, I used the baby wipe technique with reinkers to ink the snowflake. Makes nice color gradations.
If you love making cards and would like to become a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!, please consider joining my team. I would love to have you work with me!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pennant Parade and Create a Cupcake Stampin' Up! card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
This card is made with Stampin' Up!'s Pennant Parade and Create a Cupcake stamp sets.

The background was stamped and then put through the Big Shot in the polka dots folder.

Do you want to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator? Join my team! I would love to work with you.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Snowflake Soiree Christmas Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! Christmas card by Trude Thoman
This set of snowflakes is beautiful! As soon as I saw them in the Holiday Stampin' Up! catalog, I knew I would get the set to make Christmas cards and other winter themed cards.

I made this card using the baby wipe technique. I really like the color gradations in the snowflakes.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Stampin' Up! Gently Falling Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman Gently Falling stamp set
This is one of my Thanksgiving cards. I used "My Digital Studio" program to print the 'Howls tooth' background paper and also the "Giving Thanks" tag that was die cut with the Stampin' Up! "Apothecary Label" framelits.

I made a gatefold card and cut a window with the "Apothecary Label" framelit die.

The ink is Summer Starfruit, Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze and Soft Suede Classic Stampin' ink pads by Stampin' Up!

You can see all these products and more at my Stampin' Up! website.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Betsy's Blossom Get Well Card

I used Stampin' Up!'s Betsy's Blossom stamp set to create this card.

I used the paper piercing pack to embellish the edge of the Apothecary label.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Distractions

I haven't posted for awhile. I've been distracted. Isn't he cute? My grandson.
I am trying to get back into the swing of things and have a lot of catching up to do. I was away on vacation for a couple of weeks and that was on top of helping my sister move out of her house to Alaska. That project took me most of three and a half weeks, so now you know why I haven't been posting. But I am back!
I am working on some tutorials for some of the Stampin' Up! cards that I have posted. The first one I will have ready in a couple of days (I hope...my other job is getting in the way!). It is for the Christmas card on the right. It is a Stampin' Up! set called Christmas Lodge.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Scentsational Season stamp set

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! Christmas card by Trude Thoman Scentsational Season stamp set
I made this fun card with the Scentsational Season stamp set by Stampin' Up! I also used the Holiday Collection framelits that go with it. This set and the framelits are in Stampin' Up!s  Holiday Catalog.

I also used Bashful Blue card stock and ink, and crumbcake and ridinghood red ink.

Happy Stamping Day!
Trude

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stampin' Up! Ornament Keepsakes stamp set

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! Christmas card by Trude Thoman Keepsake Ornaments stamp set
click on the photo to see the details
This double pop-up card is made with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set by Stampin' Up! This card is made with the same template as the previous card. When you pull up the message in back the center "Merry Christmas" pops up. The "Merry Christmas" stamp is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set by Stampin' Up! That stamps in that set are perfect to fit in small places.
I used Garden Green cardstock and printed paper from the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper set.

If you would like the Supply list and instructions for this card, click on the website link and send me an email. I will email the instructions back to you. Please put Ornament Keepsake Pop-Up in the subject line of your email.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Stampin' Up! Make a Cake Pop-Up Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! birthday card by Trude Thoman Make a Cake stamp set
click on the photo to see the details
I used the Make a Cake and the One in a Million stamp sets by Stampin' Up! to make this double pop-up card.
This pop-up card looks complicated but it really isn't. I had fun making it. When you push the top card down into the pocket the message card above the cake also disappears.
I also used Soft Suede ink, Perfect Peach ink, and the polka dot embossing folder.

Monday, August 13, 2012

family reunion

Husband out flying his pirate ship kite
I haven't posted any new cards for several days because I was playing at the beach. Well, most of the time I was having fun visiting and laughing with my cousins, aunts, uncles, parents and siblings. The beach wasn't as fun this week as it was last week because the wind was too strong. When we went down to the beach for a walk we got sand blasted!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Giant paper cupcakes


http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com
Aren't these cupcakes cute?! We were at a baby dedication and someone had made these to use as decorations, along with the pots of giant paper flowers in the background.
I think I was told this was an idea from the internet...possibly Martha Stewart, I'm not sure. I just think they turned out very cute.
The base is accordion folded paper covering a cottage cheese carton. The top is made with punched paper circles covering 1/2 a sphere of Styrofoam.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Stampin' Up! Betsy's Blossom Card

http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman Betsy's Blossoms stamp set
click photo to see details
Here's another take on the Betsy's Blossom stamp set. Love this baby wipe/ reinker technique.