Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Diamond Box from the Stampin' Up! Blog

In today's blog post I'm showing you how I tweaked a Diamond Box (created by European Artisan Award winner, Jessica Winter), which was featured on the Stampin' Up! blog yesterday. I changed it to use inches instead of centimeters, and to use fewer consumable supplies. Did you know that Stampin' Up! has a blog? Make sure you go check it out HERE.



You can find the original instructions for Jessica's Diamond Box on the Stampin' Up! blog HERE, or you can use my measurements in the instructions below. One big reason I changed the measurements is that the lid uses the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, which is 6" x 6". I wanted to change the paper size you'd need for the lid, to 3" x 3", so you could get four lids out of one sheet of your precious consumable paper! It does make the top straight sides of the box a little shorter, but I'm fine with that compromise. Keep in mind that you may have to play with the lid just a bit to get it to go on at this size, but it's not difficult to manage. Just line up three of the corners of the box with three corners of the lid, then as you lower the fourth corner of the lid into place, tuck that last corner of the box in, to fit. The top straight sides of your box may bow in slightly, but you can't really tell with the lid on, anyway.

Instructions:
1) Start with a 3" x 3" piece of patterned paper.
2) Score around all four sides of that piece, at a scant 1/2"
3) Snip as shown in diagram below (ignore measurements on diagram)
4) Fold in corner pieces and adhere, to create box lid.
5) Trim card stock to 8-1/2" x 3".
6) Score one long side at 1/2" in from edge.
7) Place this piece in Gift Box Punch Board, with scored long side at bottom.
8) Line up the left short edge of your paper with the Start Line
9) Punch, then score the Horizontal, Triangle, and Triangle Side lines with the tool.
10) Mark the Horizontal Side line on the bottom edge with a pencil - do NOT score it!!
11) Next, slide the pencil mark to the Start Line and repeat the steps.
12) Punch and score until there is an approximately 1/2" flap left.
13) Trim the flap ends as shown in diagram below (ignore measurements on diagram)
14) Adhere flap to other end of long piece, then fold in and adhere bottom flaps.
15) Decorate lid and place lid onto box.


To decorate the lid, I used Blushing Bride card stock, Rose Red ink, and Crumb Cake card stock, as they coordinate with the Love Blossoms DSP Stack. I used the Bow Builder Punch, the Sweetheart Punch (with an image from the Going Global stamp set), and an Iced Rhinestone. I used several adhesives, though if I were limited to only one, the Tear & Tape would have been my choice. I actually used Fast Fuse for the lid and box, Mini Glue Dots for the bow, and Tear & Tape just for the band that goes around the center of the bow. To prop up the heart punch out, I punched out a second heart, trimmed a bit of the pointy tip off, and created a weird angled makeshift stand for the underside. Consider that your New York Times crossword puzzle of the project...lol.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 Occasions Catalog DEBUTS TODAY!


Today is the day! The Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog is LIVE for ordering!!! Don't forget to take a peek at my 2016 Sale-a-Bration post, and pick which FREE items you'd like to receive with your new orders :-D And be sure to check out my personal BONUS Plumper Paper Pumpkin special at the end of the Sale-a-Bration post, for MORE SURPRISES.
(note the BONUS deadline date of January 10th by 11:59pm MT)

GET THE 2016 Occasions Catalog PDF HERE!
(click to open, right-click to download...about 8MB)

You're going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the great new products...especially all the coordination in Product Suites, as well as coordinating images and dies/punches! Stampin' Up! has created a video playlist featuring a number of the new products, and you can find it at this LINK, or watch in the embedded video frame below. {if you are receiving my blog updates via email, the video area below may be blank--you'll want to either use the link, or click on the name of this blog post to view it in your browser}


Be sure to check out these Deals:
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SALE-A-BRATION (FREE items when you Shop, Host, or Join!)

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2016 Sale-a-Bration BEGINS TODAY (that means FREE STAMPS!!!)

2016 Sale-a-Bration - January 5th thru March 31st

GET THE Sale-a-Bration PDF BROCHURE HERE!
(click to open, right-click to download...about 1.65MB)

During Sale-a-Bration, get FREE stuff when you SHOP, HOST, or JOIN:
  • SHOP - Choose one FREE Sale-a-Bration item for every $50* you spend
  • HOST - Sales of at least $250* earns you $25 more FREE Stampin' Rewards
  • JOIN - Choose $30* more in FREE product in your Starter Kit
*merchandise value only, applicable tax and shipping/handling not included

LIMITED TIME Sale-a-Bration ITEMS: As you are choosing your FREE Sale-a-Bration items, please note that there are (3) three that are ONLY guaranteed to be available during the FIRST SIX WEEKS of Sale-a-Bration. If you love them, you might want to grab them first! Those are the Sky is the Limit Stamp Set, Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, and the Hello Stamp Set.

PLUS, a PAPER PUMPKIN Sale-a-Bration SPECIAL:

That's $4.85 OFF the regular price for the 3-Month Prepaid Subscription...and since it's during Sale-a-Bration, you'll get to choose one FREE Sale-a-Bration item with it, because it's just over $50!

BONUS - my PLUMPER PAPER PUMPKIN SPECIAL:
This personally offered FLASH BONUS has a fast deadline of January 10th, 2016 no later than 11:59pm MT. Basically, you order TWO of the 3-Month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions from my ONLINE STORE, entering Hostess Code DZ7VNK6D, and activating one of your promo codes at my Paper Pumpkin Portal by the deadline. With this purchase, you'll get to choose at least TWO FREE Sale-a-Bration items. (you can add more items to your order if you like, and qualify for MORE freebies!) This purchase will also grant you access to my 6 Month Plumper Pumpkin Club! That means FREE local get-togethers, and private access videos each month, from January through June of 2016...plus MORE SURPRISES to be announced!!! It's gonna be AWESOME, you'll learn about your first surprise as soon as you email me that you've purchased and activated your first Prepaid Subscription Promo Code ;-)

Be sure to check out these Deals:
Tuesday Weekly Deals (NEW Deals every Tuesday!)
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Current Product Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)
OCCASIONS BUNDLES (15% OFF Jan 5-May 31!)
SALE-A-BRATION (FREE items when you Shop, Host, or Join!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Flurry of Wishes Cards

Here are a couple of cards I don't think I've shared yet. You can get a BUNDLE with the photopolymer stamp set Flurry of Wishes, plus the Snow Flurry Punch for 15% OFF, HERE.


Stampin' Supplies: Snow Flurry Photopolymer stamp set (may as well get the BUNDLE!), Whisper White card stock (thick for landscape card), Vellum card stock, Home for Christmas DSP, Basic Gray Archival ink pad, Soft Sky card stock and ink, Pool Party ink, Marina Mist ink, Blender Pen + Soft Sky ink or Soft Sky Marker (to color in large snowflake), Snowflake Elements, Winter Wonderland Embellishments, Real Red & Garden Green Striped Ribbon Pack, Silver Metallic Thread, Candy Dots (Brights - use Real Red & Old Olive).

You can shop for these supplies in my ONLINE STORE. Some of them are discounted in the Year-End SALE, which runs through January 4th, or while supplies last. If you have any trouble finding what you are looking for, drop me an email and I can confirm whether or not it's sold out.

Be sure to check out these Deals:
Tuesday Weekly Deals (NEW Deals every Tuesday!)
YEAR-END SALE (Up to 60% OFF)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Current Product Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, December 14, 2015

Ghirardelli Square Holders - Great Stocking Stuffers

Just a couple quick projects I made...these make super cute co-worker gifts, or stocking stuffers. They are based on a pattern I shared years ago, you can find the basic dimensions and instructions at THIS POST.


The one on the left features the Decorative Label Punch, with a layering technique I shared in THIS POST. In both versions, the Ghirardelli Square slides right in, or out, of the holder, so the treat can be consumed and the cute holder can then get refilled and regifted! But, you can "lock" the Ghirardelli square in place more securely with a glue dot behind it if you need a safety measure to keep from eating all the chocolate yourself ;-)

Stampin' Supplies for Merry Christmas Treat Holder: Project Life Hello December 2015 stamp set, Very Vanilla card stock, Mossy Meadow card stock and ink, Cherry Cobbler ink, Gold Metallic Foil Sheets, Word Window Punch, Very Vanilla Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon, Gold Cord Trim, Gold Sequin Trim, 1/4" Hole Punch (for ribbon).

Stampin' Supplies for Reindeer Treat Holder: Santa's Gifts stamp set, Very Vanilla card stock, Mossy Meadow card stock and ink, Cherry Cobbler card stock and ink, Chocolate Chip ink, Chalk Marker, Basic Black Marker (to darken eye), Smoky Slate Marker (for hooves), Word Window Punch, Washi Tape Punch, Mossy Meadow Striped Cotton Ribbon, Linen Thread, 1/16" hole punch, 1/4" Hole Punch (for ribbon), Basic Rhinestone (for nose...colored with red Sharpie marker). {I used some third-party specialty dies to cut out the deer and scarf...they are unavailable for purchase at the moment}

You can shop for these supplies in my ONLINE STORE. Some of them are discounted in the Year-End SALE, which runs through January 4th, or while supplies last. If you have any trouble finding what you are looking for, drop me an email and I can confirm whether or not it's sold out.

Be sure to check out these Deals:
Tuesday Weekly Deals (NEW Deals every Tuesday!)
YEAR-END SALE (Up to 60% OFF)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Current Product Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Treat Bags & Boxes Video Tutorial + GIVEAWAY

First things first, I have ONE extra Mistletoe and Holly Paper Pumpkin to GIVE AWAY! GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. If you want to be in the running, you'll need to leave a comment below, no later than December 15th at 11:59pm MT. A random winner will be chosen, and must be reachable on December 16th so I can get this in the mail to you ASAP. Just for kicks and content, you'll need to tell me in your comment whether you think you'd make the cards with the kit if you won it, or the bags and boxes! And, my blog doesn't store your email address, so you MUST leave yours in your comment, but PLEASE type it out like this: procrastistamper at gmail dot com (I remove the contest comments after the deadline, so your info won't be hanging out there on the interwebs) **I also moderate my comments, so please enter only once...your comment will show up later if it's not spammy**


Just to be clear, the boxes and bag in the video tutorial below are put together using supplies from the Paper Pumpkin kit I'm giving away, but you can make them with any card stock or standard envelopes! YAYYYYY!!! If you don't need to see any of the "decoration" parts, the directions and assembly for the box start at 01:40, and for the bag, they start at 20:18. There's a bit of blabber in between there about specific details regarding using the Paper Pumpkin kit supplies, but you can just skip over if you are in a hurry and don't find it utterly fascinating ;-) {p.s.: if you are reading this blog post in email, you may have a blank area below for the video...just click on the title of the blog post to read it online and watch the embedded video!}


Be sure to check out these Deals:
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YEAR-END SALE (Up to 60% OFF)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Current Product Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Stampin' Up! Year-End Sale: December 10th - January 4th

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Stampin' Up!'s Year-End SALE with discounts UP TO 60% OFF debuts today (December 10th) and runs through January 4th, 2016 or while supplies last! Everything from the Clearance Rack is included in the Year-End SALE, and it also includes select Holiday Retiring Products at up to 40% OFF!!! Don't panic if you don't see a separate listing for the Clearance Rack and the discounted Holiday Retiring Products in the store right now...ALL those items have been integrated into the Year-End SALE category.

If you'd like to receive BONUS GIFTS from me personally, use the Hostess Code KQDQCVC6 on your ONLINE ORDER  with me through December 30th, 2015. {Bonus Gifts are chosen at my discretion, and may include supplies, or completed projects, or a mix of both, and gifts may vary from customer to customer.}

Please notice that these sale items are available while supplies last ONLY. I'd suggest you SHOP MY ONLINE STORE ASAP, and pick the items you want before they are GONE! There are TONS of great holiday items you can use to make cards, tags, decorations, etc. However, if you've not yet started on those items, you may want to consider choosing EXPEDITED SHIPPING on your order. Standard shipping is UPS Ground, and at this time of year, those packages tend to be subject a lot of "rescheduled delivery" bumping. When you choose Next Day or even 2nd Day shipping by 11am MT in my ONLINE STORE, your product is picked and packed and shipped out that same day.

Don't forget that Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals are also available during the Year-End SALE. This week, you'll find the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks, Iced Rhinestone Embellishments, and the Precision Base Plate for the Sizzix Big Shot, on SALE.

Be sure to check out these Deals:
Tuesday Weekly Deals (NEW Deals every Tuesday!)
YEAR-END SALE (Up to 60% OFF)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Current Product Bundles at 15% OFF Every Day!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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