Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Thank You Time!

Here they are -- the 3 designs for this year's New Year's Day "Stamp-a-Stack of Thank Yous". See two of the "Sell-a-bration" sets in action -- sets you can earn with $50.00 purchases!

Stamp-a-Stack and Sell-a-bration get underway New Year's Day! (Workshop will be repeated Tuesday, January 2 at 8:00 pm.)

12 cards for $15.00.....

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Just One More...

The LAST of the last minute gifts. A "Snowman Soup" pouch. Nothing more than 3 envelopes glued end to end. The snowflake from COLD PLAY stamped randomly on the envelopes. COLD PLAY snowmen stamped on WHISPER WHITE Cardstock and adhered. Solid Cardstock used to line the envelopes and gove them some shape. The "Snowman Soup" directions printed on WHISPER WHITE and matted in REAL RED. Same thing with "Magic Stick", "Snowman Dumplings", and "Cocoa Mix". RED GROSGRAIN ribbon run in slits through envelopes number one and number two to tie it all up like a package.

I stamped some in BASHFUL BLUE and others in COOL CARIBBEAN and used the coordinating cardstock to line the envelopes.

To some of them I also added a Starbucks Gift Card -- they have a blue with a snowflake that also coordinates nicely.

Just let me know if you need the MS Word Document all fixed up in a fun, free, font called "Frosty".

***Treat yourself to a set or two -- "Half-off Holidays" continues.

***The big Sell-a-bration event kicks off January 1st -- watch this space for great ideas and kits and ways to earn even MORE free stuff!

Monday, December 18, 2006

"Last Minute Lucy"

Yes you CAN be a "Last Minute Lucy" and still get a handful of homemade gifts done this week.

Exhibit A: The Homemade Christmas Fudge.

These are simply 8" pieces of some of the double-sided HOLIDAY THYME patterned paper folded in half. Secure bottom and open side with STICKY STRIPS. Use half of a CIRCLE PUNCH to make a thumb notch. Print the Christmas Fudge poem on WHISPER WHITE CARDSTOCK and mount on the PATTERNED PAPER and then the front of the candy wrapper. Punch a tag from COORDIMATING IN-COLOR CARDSTOCK and stamp a MAKE MERRY TAG from the TAGS SO MUCH set with a COORDINATING CLASSIC INK. Apply the tag with STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS. Tie a bow from the IN-COLOR GROSGRAIN COLLECTION, insert Hershey Bar and you're finished.

***Just let me know if you need the poem as a Microsoft Word Document***

Monday, December 11, 2006

Christmas Gift Card Tins

This is a set of gift card tins for teacher presents. You can use real Altoid tins or order the ones seen here from Oriental Trading.

They are covered inside and out with paper from the HOLIDAY THYME collection. (The double sided cardstock makes it so easy to coordinate inside and out!) The tags were punched from COOL CARIBBEAN Cardstock with the TAG PUNCH and inked with a stamp from TAGS SO MUCH in TRUE THYME Classic Ink. The ribbon is RED GINGHAM.

I used Matte Mod Podge to adhere paper to tin. I ran ribbon through the Xyron to stick around the top of the tin. The tag is slightly elevated by two STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS. I sanded the edges with a sanding block for a slightly worn effect.

This can be done quickly -- you just have to allow time for the decoupage medium to dry.

Monday, December 04, 2006

A Token of Appreciation

This is an easy project that can be adapted anytime you need a "little something". These are tokens of gratitude for our Preschool faculty and staff.

-I stamped mailing labels with all 4 stamps in the MUCH APPRECIATED set in Cranberry Crisp, Marigold Morning, True Thyme and Very Violet. I adhered the labels to Hershey's Nuggets.

-I placed 4 nuggets inside each SMALL CELLOPHANE BAG.

-I made a tag from KRAFT CARDSTOCK and stamped it in Cranberry Crisp with a Thanks stamp from GENTLY FALLING (one of last year's Sell-a-bration sets).

-Tied the bags with ribbon and there you have it.

***It's still not too late to put these together for Christmas. The Happy Holidays stamp in COLD PLAY is a beautiful fit on the 8160 mailing labels...)

View the online catalogs at : www.stampinup.com

****Don't forget Half-off Holidays going on NOW!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Save 50% !

Holidays at Half-Off!

If you're looking for great gift ideas this holiday season, look no further than Stampin' Up! From December 1 through December 31, you can get six beautiful stamp sets for 50 percent off their regular price with a $30 purchase of non-promotional merchandise.
Whether you're looking for gifts for your favorite stamper or just want to sneak a gift under the tree for yourself, you won't want to miss out on the Holidays at Half-Off Promotion!

Promotional Item Code
Idea Book & Catalog Page Number
Promotional Sets
Retail Price
Promotional Price

108981 80 Love Ya Bunches
$17.95 $8.98
108982 197 Rough Edges Alphabets
$19.95 $9.98
108983 49 Merry $22.95 $11.48
108984 24 Tag Time
108985 62 Mini Mates
$29.95 $14.98
108986 25 Sketch It
$34.95 $17.48

See the current catalogs at www.stampinup.com

Monday, November 27, 2006


Nothing makes crafting easier that someone else pulling all the supplies together and offering step-by-step instructions. That’s what Stampin’ Up! has done with the incredible SIMPLY SENT kits in the brand new WINTER MINI CATALOG (pp. 23-26). These kits guarantee finished projects for crafters of all skill levels and make great gifts.

***Order a SIMPLY SENT kit between now and December 10th and you can choose to receive it gift wrapped and accented with a hand stamped tag in time for

The WINTER MINI CATALOG is much more than just kits! Check out the fashion-forward turquoise, pink and chocolate brown paper in the LOVES ME set (p.16) and all the accessories and embellishments that match. Just think of all the possibilities for Valentine’s Day and Scrapbooking. And CARTE POSTALE (pp 6-9) is winning rave reviews for its elegance with a French accent.

I hope you’re inspired by the brand new Stampin’ Up! offerings. The products in this limited edition catalog are available through February 28, 2007.

***Look for the Thank You Note Stamp-a-Stack coming the first week of January. Plan to create handmade thank you cards for those fabulous holiday gifts while giving your creativity a jump start for 2007!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Holiday Stamp-a-Stack

Handmade holiday greetings finished in a snap the Stampin' Up Stamp-a-Stack Way. During the holiday open house on November 19th, you can reserve a spot to make 20 holiday cards, 5 each of 4 different designs.

These are two of the designs you'll be making. I'll have the materials all ready to go -- you just stamp and assemble. You even get the cool CLEAR envelopes for mailing. After the workshop all you'll have to do is sign them and mail them. It's that simple.

Workshop Cost: $25.00 (Must RSVP by November 15th.)

Tag -- You're It!

These are just two of the featured projects at the Bags and Tags Workshop on November 15th. We'll be Stampin' Up white bags, brown kraft bags, and all kinds of package tags.

Workshop Cost: $10.00

View the current Stampin' Up Online Catalogs at: www.stampinup.com

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Have you been "Boo'd"? We have -- at my Stampin' Up workshop. We took a simple, white, cardboard gable box and turned it into a fun neighbohood surprise with a little cardstock, some stamps, and imagination.

If it lands on your doorstep -- don't say I didn't warn you!

See the "Stampin' Up online catalog at www.stampinup.com

Monday, October 02, 2006

Ready, Set, Stamp!

Hi and welcome to Carla's Stampin' Studio. I'm so glad you stopped by for stampin' and scrappin' inspiration from Stampin' Up -- and me!