Friday, December 27, 2013

Valentine Gift Card Holder

Are you thinking about Valentine's Day? Here's a gift card holder using supplies from Stampin' Up!

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It is quickly created with half a sheet of Pink Pirouette card stock and the Envelope Punch board.
Here's a list of the supplies I used:
Pink Pirouette card stock
Whisper White card stock
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Crazy Mixed-up Love stamp set
Seasonal Saying Stamp Set
Envelope Punch board
Deco Labels Framelits
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' ink pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' ink pad
Washi tape
rhinestone

Thanks for checking out my gift card holder.
Happy Crafting!
Trude

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Triple Layer Snowflake Soiree Christmas Card

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Here's another triple layer card that is almost like the other one. It uses Snowflake Soiree stamp set by Stampin' Up! The main difference is that I used the solid color cardstock as the top layer. I stamped and embossed the sentiment and inked the edges with craft white ink. Then I added an embellishment to make it sparkle. I wish the sparkle would show up more than it does. These Frosted Finish Embellishments really sparkle!

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Flip Card


Here's a Stampin' Up! Flip card. They are quick and fun! Really, it just looks complicated, but with the Stampin' Up! Framelit it is very easy.


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Here's a link to a You Tube Video that shows you how to make flip cards using Stampin' Up! flip card thinlit.




These are the supplies that I used with links to my online store:
Cherry Cobbler card stock
Whisper White card stock
Gumball Green card stock
Season of Style Designer Series Paper
Whisper White Bakers Twine
Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon
Gumball Green Classic Stampin' ink pad
Cherry Cobble Classic Stampin' ink pad
Tags 4 You stamp set
Mosaic Punch
Flip Card Thinlit

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Be Very Merry Christmas Card

Here's a Christmas card that is quick for that last minute card making session. It only uses 2 stamps, the one on the outside and one on the inside. Since it is all Stampin' Up! products, you know it coordinates!
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Supplies:
Whisper White card stock
Pool Party card stock
Coastal Cabana card stock
Silver Glimmer Paper
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Ink pad
Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Decorative Label punch
1 1/4" circle punch
Pool Party Seam Binding
Festive Flurry Framelits
Stampin' ink dauber
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper

Click on product name to see it in the online store.
I used a Mojo Monday Sketch for this card.
Enjoy!
Trude

Monday, December 16, 2013

Envelope Punch Board Gift Card Holder

Do you need a quick gift card holder? Don't run to the store, try using your Stampin' Up! envelope punch board to make this. It is real easy.
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Supplies:
envelope punch board
4 1/4" x 11" card stock
Washi tape
Tags 4 You stamp set

Here's a link to a video to show you how these cards are made.


It works great without the insert too...so you can make it both ways.


Enjoy!
Trude

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Starburst Sayings Birthday Card

Do you have all your Christmas cards made? Here's a Birthday card that uses some products from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog. The products will be available January 2nd.

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This is one of those CAS cards. It is Clean And Simple.It should take less than 10 minutes to create. This card would work for young, old, feminine or masculine. So it is a good general birthday card to have ready to go in your card box.

I used some silver Dazzling Details on the word "Happy", but it doesn't really show up in the photo.

Here's the list of supplies with links to my store:

Whisper White card stock
Real Red card stock
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (available 1/2/14)
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' ink
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' ink
Circle Framelits
Starburst Sayings Stamp set (available 1/2/14)
Starburst Framelits die set (available 1/2/14)
Chalk Talk Framelits die set
Remembering Your Birthday stamp set
Silver Dazzling Details

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thanksgiving Pocket Scrapbook Page

I thought I had already posted this Stampin' Up! scrapbook page we made at one of the scrapbook workshops. We tried one of the pocket pages this time. Pocket pages are very popular right now. It shouldn't be too surprising, the layout is already pre-determined; all you have to do is plug in the photos and embellishments.

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We used Stampin' Up! Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper and some embellishments from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit. Now all that I need to do is print some photos from Thanksgiving and insert them in the pockets, then journal on the card and I'm done!

Sweater Weather DSP
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created

Monday, December 9, 2013

Envelope Punch Board Bows

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Do you need another envelope punch board idea? Here's a good one. These don't use much paper and they are quick and easy to make with the envelope punch board.

Here's the link to the video that I watched for the idea.


Stampin' Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper. It is the perfect weight of paper for these bows. You can get it at my online store

Have a Crafty Day!
Trude

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Festive Flurry Christmas Card

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/This week Freshly Made Sketches has a Clean and Simple challenge (CAS) since it is getting so close to Christmas. I used the  Festive Flurry stamp set from Stampin' Up! to create this card.

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FMS115
Supplies used:
Crumb Cake card stock
Whisper White card stock
Soft Sky card stock
Craft white ink
VersaMark ink
Soft Suede ink
White embossing powder
Dotted Ribbon punch
Christmas Messages stamp set
Festive Flurry Stamp set
hole punches

All supplies are available at my Stampin' Up! store.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Messages Card with Mojo

I used another Mojo Monday Sketch to create this Stampin' Up! Christmas card. Have you tried Mojo Monday Sketches yet? They're fun.

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I used:
Gumball Green card stock
Cherry Cobbler card stock
Crumb Cake card stock
Whisper White card stock
Season of Style Designer Series paper
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' ink
Encore gold ink
Very Merry Tags stamp set
Christmas Messages stamp set

You can find all the supplies at my 24/7 Stampin' Up! store

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wetlands Goose Christmas Card

I liked the Fall card that I made with the Stampin' Up! Wetlands goose stamp, so I thought I would try a Christmas card with it. I think it works! It's a Christmas goose.

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The Season of Style designer series paper and the woodgrain embossing folder add the right touch of country to go with the goose.

Cherry Cobbler card stock
Crumb Cake card stock
Season of Style Designer Series Paper
Garden Green card stock
Woodgrain embossing folder
Wetlands stamp set
More Merry Messages stamp set
Cherry Cobbler seam binding
Window frames framelits
Early Espresso ink
Garden Green ink

 Thanks for looking at my blog. I would love to hear from you. Just click on the word (comments).

Happy Day!
Trude



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Banner

Are you ready to make a Christmas Banner? Here's the one I just made with Stampin' Up! products.

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I used Baked Brown Sugar card stock as the base. It is one of this year's In-Colors. It is very close to the color of basic craft paper.
I used the Festive Flurry snowflake stamp set to stamp small snowflakes on the base, using white craft ink. I also used the largest snowflake in the set to stamp on Pool Party card stock. Then I embossed the large flakes and cut them out with the matching framelit.
For the next layer I used crumb cake card stock and made rosettes. On top of the rosette is a scalloped circle punched from silver paper. The top layer is stamped with a vintage letter set onto Pool party scalloped circles. I used stitched ribbon to tie them all together.
I traced around a Deco Label framelit to get the shaped bottom on each pennant.

Festive Flurry snowflake bundle
Baked Brown Sugar Card stock
Pool Party card stock
Crumb Cake card stock
Silver Paper
Deco Label Framelits

Thanks for Checking out my post today. Please click on the place where it says (0 comments) to leave me a comment.

Have a Crafty Day!
Trude

Sunday, December 1, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin Kit Christmas Card

Here's the Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit project for November. I love it...it is so festive!
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If you want to see other Paper Pumpkin ideas you can view some on my Pinterest page.  http://pinterest.com/stampwithtrude

Paper Pumpkin "try it" kit

Friday, November 29, 2013

Oh Holy Night Christmas Card

This is a card that I created for Stamp-A-Stack next Sunday. I used the Stampin' Up! set, Oh Holy Night, from the Holiday catalog.


This is a hybrid project. I liked this paper but it is only available through My Digital Studio. I bought the digital download and printed the paper that I needed. Love it! It is a thrifty way to get Stampin' Up! paper because the download it a great price. Usually Stampin' Up! paper comes in assorted packs and sometimes there's left overs. Not with My digital studio downloads. They will include the entire assortment, but you just print the pieces you need!

I used a Mojo Monday sketch for the layout of this card.

Have you checked out the Holday Sale? Stampin' Up! is going to have another 24 hour special on Cyber Monday...so stay tuned!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Festive Flurry Christmas card

We had a fun time at the Christmas card class yesterday. We used the new Stampin' Up! flip card die to create this Christmas card. The circle flips over when the card is opened and reveals the Christmas greeting on the other side of the circle.

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Check out my event schedule so you don't miss the next class!

Here's a video that demonstrates the Stampin' Up! flip cards.





Enjoy and Have a Crafty Day!
Trude

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Joyful Christmas Card

Have you seen this stamp set in the holiday catalog? Have you checked out the beautiful cards that you can make with it? pinterest.com/stampwithtrude is a great place to start.

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I used a Stampin' sponge to sponge the color onto the blossom.

The paper is Season of style- item#132340
The stamp set is Joyful Christmas- item#131802 (wood) or #131805 (clear)
The chevron punch is item# 132154

If you need any of these supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator!

Have a Crafty Day!
Trude

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Paper Players Challenge

Have you checked out the Paper Players Challenge this week? It is about LEAVES, so I entered this card.
http://www.thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/
Fall Leaves PP172




Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fancy Snowflake Ornament Kit

Stampin' Up! just created a fancy snowflake ornament kit. Check out this video on how to make the Festive Flurry ornaments!






Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)






Friday, November 8, 2013

Birthday Party Banner

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This is the banner that we made at our October banner class. Isn't it bright and cheery? We used Stampin' Up! Regal Designer Series Paper stack.

Other supplies:
cupcake builder punch
owl builder punch
pennant builder punch
Big Shot pennant die
scallop punch
circle punch
stitched ribbon
organza ribbon
Whisper white card stock
Morning Post Alphabet

Here are close ups of each pennant:







You can order the supplies for this banner through my Stampin' Up! store. I would love to be your demonstrator. Check out my customer appreciation program by clicking the tab at the top of the blog.
Enjoy!
Trude

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tags 4 You Card

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I call this card my Retro-style card. I used the Stampin' Up! set, Tags 4 You. I also used Season of Style Designer Series paper.

Season of Style Designer Series Paper

Tags 4 You Bundle
 














Here's a link to a video. It uses the Tags 4 You bundle to make a cute Christmas card. Check it out!

Have a crafty day!
Trude

Monday, November 4, 2013

Zoo Review Christmas Card

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Happy Polar Bear Christmas! Here's one to make for your bear-loving friends. I used the Stampin' Up! set ZOO REVIEW, my Big Shot and Top Note die, the polka dot embossing folder, and Organza ribbon on this card.

The sentiment is from the holiday catalog set Christmas Messages. This set, along with More Merry Messages, are my two go-to Christmas sentiment sets for my Christmas cards.


Here's a link to a fun video that highlights a couple of fun techniques using the Polar bear from Stampin' Up! Zoo Review set.

Enjoy!
Trude

Friday, November 1, 2013

Mojo Monday Sketch Christmas Card

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Have you discovered Mojo Monday Sketches yet? I love them. I don't have to take the time to design the layout, I just have to choose my paper, stamps and embellishments!

For this card I used products from the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog. I used the Season of Style designer series paper stack, the Pretty Present designer tags and the Very Merry Tags stamp set.

 I also used Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. I like it because it is so easy to use and makes such pretty cards. You can find these products at my online Stampin' Up! store.
http://trudethoman.stampinup.net

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gently Falling Fall Card

http://www.thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/



Here's a card for the Paper Players weekly challenge.
 . I used the Gently Falling stamp set from Stampin' Up! The technique that I used for the leaf panels is spritzing. I used a Stampin' Spritzer filled to within 3/4 inch of the threaded top with rubbing alcohol and then added about 20- 25 drops of Early Espresso reinker. Shake, then spritz over white card stock panels.

http://www.thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/
 The other technique that I used was for the stamped leaves. I first inked them with Stampin' Classic Crushed Curry ink. Then I used a Stampin' Sponge and a Stampin' Classic Pumpkin Pie ink pad to sponge some orange around the edges of the leaf. Don't you love how that technique turns out?

Gently Falling stamp set

Here's a link to a You Tube video that shows another technique for inking the Gently Falling stamp set.

Enjoy and have a Crafty Day!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

School Scrapbook Page

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I used the Stampin' Up! builder wheel at the top of this page and for the banner. I have such fun with the Stampin' Around wheels. I use them to decorate cards, envelopes, gift wrap, gift bags and boxes, and this time I used it on the scrapbook page.

I also used the pennant builder punch, the modern label punch and a small scallop punch.

Other supplies I used for this page:
  • Tape It stamp set
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
  • Postage Collection- Hostess set
  • Basic Gray Ink pad
  • Real Red 12 x 12 paper
  • Daffodil Delight 12 x 12 paper
  • Sweater Weather designer series paper

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Endless Wishes Stamp Set

Check out this new photopolymer set from Stampin' Up! There are 19 stamps and the set is only 13.95! I love it. Snowflakes are some of my favorite stamps for Christmas cards and other winter holiday greeting cards.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Truly Grateful Fall Card

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This card is made with the Truly Grateful stamp set by Stampin' Up! I also used Sweater Weather designer series paper and Stitched Satin ribbon.


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Truly Grateful card with Birch Paper

Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Thanksgiving, fall,
This is one of the cards I created for Susie's workshop. We had a fun evening! Wish you could have been there. We used the Stampin' Up! set- Truly Grateful.

I know I have said it several times already, but I really like the birch paper that is in the Thankful Tablescape kit. I hope that Stampin' Up! will have some of it in the next annual catalog. Right now the only way to get it for use is to buy the Tablescape kit.

The brown band is also from the Thankful Tablescape kit. The other products are in the annual catalog. I used the scallop border punch, very vanilla seam binding, Whisper White card stock, Early Espresso card stock, and an Antique brad. I used Sahara Sand ink for the sheaf of wheat and Early Espresso in for the sentiment.

 When your order from my online Stampin' Up! store is $50.00 (excluding taxes and shipping) you get a Star Crafter Award. You will get a Star Crafter Award for each $50.00 you spend on a single order. (Different orders cannot be combined to earn a Star Crafter Award).







Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fall Thank You Card

Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Thanksgiving, fall,
This card is made with pieces from the Thankful Tablescape kit from Stampin' Up! The way it is intended to be used is as decorations for your Thanksgiving table and it does a beautiful job. But, I am not going to be having Thanksgiving at my home this year, so I decided to see what else I could do with the kit. This is one of the cards that I made. I used a Mojo Monday Sketch for the layout. Have you tried Mojo Monday Sketches yet? They're fabulous! This one is from the 2010 collection.

I  Used the leaf and the brown chevron paper strips from the Tablescape kit. I also used Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede card stock, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, Soft Suede ribbon and an Antique Brad.




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Happy Stamping!
Trude

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Celebration Card

Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Thanksgiving, fall,
This Stampin' Up! card could be used as a Thanksgiving card or as a Birthday card equally well. I used items from the Thanksgiving Tablescape kit to create this card. I also used  Freshly Made Sketch 102.

The tablescape kit has so many items in it. I will not be using it to decorate my table for Thanksgiving because I have had so much fun finding other uses for all the elements!

This kit is only available through January 2nd, 2014. You can always get it for next year's get together!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Make a Cake Birthday Card

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Here's a nice bold Stampin' Up! birthday card. For this card I used the Make a Cake stamp set, the En Francais single background stamp and the Polka Stampin' Around wheel.
Make A Cake Stamp set
En Francais stamp

Polka Stampin' Around builder wheel
I used this builder wheel to created the polka dot strip on the left side of the card.
Chalk Talk Framelits
I love this set of framelits. They make such nice tags and the set is even more versatile with the different hole frametlits that you can place wherever you like in the tags.
Large Scallop Edgelits
I cut a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock to tuck under the edge of the Polka dot strip. I used this Large Scallop Edgelit. Use the new Big Shot Magnetic platform and it makes cutting the scallop strip so easy! I love it.
The Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding gives the card the finishing pop of color. I love this seam binding too. It is so easy to work with.

This card is a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size.

Here's a link to a YouTube video tutorial from a Stampin' Up! demo. She shows another cute use for the Chalk Talk Framelits. Enjoy!