Friday, November 30, 2012

Watercolor Winter Treat Pocket Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
This is one of the projects we made yesterday. The pocket is made with the Petite Pocket Big Shot Die by Stampin' Up!

The project also uses:
  • Ridinghood Red card stock
  • Pretty in Pink card stock
  • Garden green card stock
  • 1/8" Regal Rose Taffeta ribbon
  •  Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder
  • Watercolor Winter stamp set
  • Little Leaves Sizzlits
  • Ridinghood Red Classis Stampin' ink pad

What treats will you put in your treat pockets?

Stamp Happy!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Snow Flurry White on White Christmas Card Stampin' Up! greeting card by Trude Thoman
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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!

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!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Owl Builder Punch Cute Card 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!

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?

Have a crafty day,


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Lodge Treat Holder 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!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Owl Builder Punch Tag 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.

Update:So sad that it is now retired

View all the products in the current Stampin' Up! catalog by clicking here

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 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!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mini Milk Carton Gift Box 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 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!

Have a blessed day,


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Scentsational Season Snowboard Gingerbread 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!

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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!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Autumn Splendor Card

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

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Snow Flurry Christmas Card 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.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Scentsational Season Fancy Fold Card 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!