Friday, November 13, 2009
Alex's Birthday Card
Now that my grandkids are getting older I need to add to my stamps. I had a hard time coming up with an older stamp set plus male for Alex this year. He is eleven. I had intentions in doing one of the sports stamps but they do not have a football guy and that is what he is into right now. All the rest of my stamps are geared for more on the younger side so I setteled on this star set, "IN THE STARS" . The top picture is of the outside of the card and the bottom open picture is of the inside of the card. The saying "May All Your Dreams Come True" is put on with dimentionals. I also decorated the envelope with some of the star stamps.
STAMPS: In The Stars
PAPER: Old Olive, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White
INK: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue
PUNCHES: Modern Label, Large Star
ACCESSORIES: Snail Adhesive, Dimentionals, Star Brads, Circle Tags
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Here are the peppermint pattie punch stampinup gifts that I made for my craft show. They are all made using different stampinup punches. There are so many ideas out there you could go on forever. If you cannot make out the picture do a left click on you mouse on the picture and it will enlarge the picture so you can see it better. But here is a list of what every thing is: back row Santa, raindeer, spider, eyeball, chick, sheep, next row are the four Sesame Street Characters Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and Elmo, then a pink flower, blue flower, cupcake, next row are three different ornaments cut from the new ornament stamp set and punch, penquin, snowflake and front row a fish. I sold a lot of these and sold them 3 for a $1.00. The best seller was the santa. I made a total of 10 and sold all of them. Least was the cupcake and eyeball did not sell any of them. The eyeball would do good probably before holloween and this was just after.
Die Cut Christmas Tree
The new die cut Christmas tree from the Christmas flyer. If you want to spend a lot of time on a project this one is for you. I have seen on line where some people just cut it out of DSP then put it together and that is it, they were wise! This was very time consuming. I only put $3.00 on mine, made 5, kept one for myself, sold three. I am glad I got my die cut at the discount $10 price.
These were a big hit. I think I made a total of 16 and only have 5 left. I sold them for $3.00 each. I got the idea from Tammy Ackerson http://tamieackerson.typepad.com/my_weblog/
She comes up with the best ideas. People seem to like the tall one better, which I would of though it would of been the other way around.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I just finished making these trivets for the craft show. I made two of the bear and snowmen tiles and sold all and had an order for another snowman. I used a sponge to do the background on the bear plus walrus and then used shimmer paint flicked on with a stiffel brush in the water on the bear tile. The snowman tile I just painted the shimmer paint on the bottom of the tile. I baked them 15 min @ 350 then sprayed each tile with a sealer. I used cork circles on the back so it would not scratch the furniture but most people were going to use it as a display piece. I made a total of 15 and only had 5 left and had orders for 4 more. The tiles cost me 78 cents and I sold them for $3.00 and probably could of gotten more. I think next time I will try putting painted wooden beads on the bottom.
I made two of the card tiles and sold one. I sold both of the other tiles pictured here.
I sold the cardinal tile and make another one tonight for my friend Connie who helped me during the craft show as a surprise for helping me. The Santa tile also sold.
I still have the country one in the middle but the train and horse tiles were gone right away. They are done in black ink but for some reason my stampin up black ink come out as a dark purple some times. These tiles are quick and easy to make and take less time than it does to bake to stamp and color. Just make sure that you get the unfinished with no glaze tiles so that the ink will not rub off.
Pretty in Pink
Well finally craft day is here. After a lot of work and long hours this is what I have to display for my craft show. Starting on the left you start with sets of tags, stationary w/envelopes, matchboxes w/candy inside, trivets/hotplates, calendar packet which includes 12 months-easle-and decorative box, and on right corner are corner bookmarks. Far back right corner are three wooden pencil holders with 3-D stampin attachments.
Starting on left front corner are my tic-tac-toe magnetic tin games, 3-D die cut Christmas tree, Santa Boxes, hard to see but two jars with holiday rub-ons and filled with potpourri, gable boxes along back, decorative boxes, note purses with four note cards included, pepermint patties punch caracters, double tea bag card holders, hot coco cards, cup-a-soup cards, holiday matchboxes filled with candy, candy favor bags, sweetart sliders.
This table I had my cards on display. I have all my Christamas cards out and then a few of my favorate assorted other cards. People would come by and look and then pick up which one that they wanted then bring it to me. I had my extra behind the display to hand out. Also for those that I could not put out for display since I have over 150 cards total I have three different binders. The binders are Birthdays, Holidays, and Card Catalog which are divided with tabs labeling the catagory such as Get Well, Friend, Anniversary, etc.. People were told to look in the binders and if they wanted a card to take it out. I have them attached with velcro then to bring it to me and I will get them the card for them. I have a number on the back of each card so that I can keep record of sales plus know where to place it back in my binder. I had great success with this and sold many cards. All my cards are the same price $2.00.
I had a supper success at this show and made many new contacts. For the small town that we are the amount of sale that I ended up with ended up being the same or better than what I have done at big town shows. I ended up selling over 2/3 of my enventory. Now I have room to start stamping for more great ideas!!!!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Instant Hot Coco with Peppermint Pattie Card
I guess this colder weather has been getting to me because this card sounded so good to me tonight I had a hard time not sampling them. The top picture is of the outside of the card and the bottom picture is of the opened inside. The other night I was making my peppermint patties for the craft show and I made some hot coco and thought I wonder what it would taste like if I put one of the patties in the coco. Well let me tell you no more plain coco for me. So I though I would pass this on too my customers and include the extra treat with this card. My sister Sandi Dailey had done a similar card using the bear setting on the iceberg with the trees in the background so I kind of borrowed the idea from her, thanks Sandi. I used a sponge to do all of the background coloring, the edge of my bone folder for the scrape marks and stamps for everything on the iceberg. I used the tacky glue to glue on the peppermint and the sticky strip cut into small pieces for the inside pocket. Tip: Tacky glue did not hold so had to staple the two sides of card to hold the weight of hot coco packet.
STAMPS: Cool & Cuddly
PAPER: Whisper White CS, Bordering Blue CS
INK: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Soft Sky, Bordering Blue, Handsome Hunter, White Gel Pen
PUNCHES: Large Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Punch
ACCESSORIES: Sponge, Snail Adhesive, Tacky Glue, Sticky Strip, Hot Coco Mix, Peppermint Patties
Yummy for your Tummy
I guess I should include some substance to go with the sweet stuff. Here is the cup of soup card I just finished. The top picture is of the outside of the card. Whoops the bottom picture is turned the wrong way, it is suppose to go sideways, but it is of the inside of the card. I think you get the drift of things. I just wanted something very quick and simple so really did not do much on this one. The little tag on the front is put on with dimentionals thought. When I seen the little tea cup I though of blue and white china so that is where I got my color choices from. Tip: Tacky glue did not hold so had to staple the two sides of card to hold the weight of soup packet.
STAMPS: Yummy, Cool & Cuddly, Jumbo Incentives II, Great Friend
PAPER: Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue
INK: Basic Black, Markers: Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue
ACCESSORIES: Dimentionals, Snail Adhesive, Instant Soup Mix,
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Delightful Dates Calendar and Box
This is what has been keeping me busy lately. I was just going to do only one up for the craft show but after I got started I fell in love with the set so decided to do all four that I had. I think the price is a little steep in the book, almost $8 ea. before decorating. So I had to think of some way to really sell these. There is DSP on the back of each card and a chipboard easel to set them on. The November card above is setting on the easel but it is hard to see because it is black. I decided to create a nice decorative box to go along with the set. I took the punched out chipboard parts from the easel painted them black and glued them to the top of the box.
TIP: A good stamp set to use for this is "Teeny Tiny Wishes" from Stampin Up. It has almost all of the holiday sayings that I used on this project. Very useful stamp set.
Here is each month as I decorated it:
If you want to see a closer view of each month do a left click on the picture and it will enlarge your picture.