Hodgepodge Holiday

This is a really clever idea from one of my Stampin’ Up demonstrator downline here in FL, Emily Turner.  Emily comes up with these classy ideas often and since we are friends, I get to see them often which is wonderful!

The ones above are using the vanilla hodgepodge hardware from Stampin’ Up! in the main catalog, page 188.   Emily said she is using these for tags on their Christmas gifts this year.  (and as a side note,  these kids are mostly grown up now, so getting their lil’ mugs on their presents will be so fun!)

I asked her to share how she made them at our demonstrator get together a few weeks ago and of course I turned on the camera so you could see, too!  (caution:  live video at our meeting so pardon the extra noise)

Hodgepodge Hardware comes in 2 color finishes, Styled Silver and Vanilla.  100 embellishments and 100 brads in the tin for 29.95.

Here are some close up shots (some are a little blurry but you get the idea…)

Emily's poodle, Theo

Emily's little princess, Emma

Stamped back of ornament

Thanks for sharing with us, Emily!!


Video: Embossing Fabric

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I still have a few videos left to share with you from our Stampcation event.  Here is another LIVE (which means stampers commenting and applauding throughout the video) project  created by the very talented Shantaie F0wler:

Shantaie folder embossed our Stampin’ Up fabric, Candy Cane Christmas!  (which is on SALE right now, 1/2 off for 4.95 instead of 9,95!)  She used the Big Shot Adhesive roll to add some stiffness to the fabric so it can be embossed and stay embossed.   Clever!

Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric  #121715
SALE Price: $4.98
REG Catalog Price: $9.95 

Expand your crafting options with our new Designer Series fabric for a whole new look and range of project possibilities! Coordinating patterns in our playfully striped and polka-dotted Candy Cane Christmas bundle make it easy to create colorful, eye-pleasing projects. Combine with our Candy Cane Big Designer buttons for even more easy coordination. And of course, this fabric is a perfect medium for creating all kinds of beautiful Christmas projects using the Big Shot machine and our large collection of dies.

■ Combines exclusive designs and colors with high quality fabric
■ Coordinates with other Stampin’ Up! products
■ Extra wide fat quarters
■ 100% cotton
■ Includes instruction booklet highlighting five projects you can create using fabric
■ Coordinates with Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Real Red
■ Coordinates with Candy Cane Christmas Suite
■ 28 x 18”
■ 3 coordinated designs

Big Shot Adhesive Roll  14.95  #120805

12 sheets , 12 x 12 in size.  Lots of ’em!

Scroll down here on the blog if you missed the big sale announcement and  the 1/2 off starter kit promotion going on now!

Online orders can be placed here or you can always call or email me anytime!  Maybe you’ll catch me out buying a pie.

Gobble, Gobble…


Remember The Old Rainbow Pads?

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Stampin’ Up doesn’t carry those great Spectrum/Kaleidacolor rainbow pads any more and I sure miss ’em!
I’m sure you can find them somewhere in the stores but since I’m a demo and we don’t carry them, I tend to use what we sell so I’m forced to get a little crafty….

In the holiday mini catalog, we now sell uninked craft pads, mostly since we don’t carry the big craft pads but only the spots. (Craft pads are the foam pads with pigment ink, which is more wet for heat/powder embossing and is permanent once air or heat dried)

So I did some experimenting about a month ago and decided to try to recreate the old rainbow pad days.  I used a few colors of Classic (dye based) ink refills on the foam, uninked pad.   I scored it with my scissor blade in the different sections to help keep the colors contained, although I’m not sure it really made a difference to do that.  I used the ink refill tip to draw and keep the colors apart anyway:

It’s a little messy since I’ve used it a bunch since I made it.

I tried to use a rubber brayer to ink up the colors and roll on glossy card stock – what a mess!  Didn’t have the effect I was hoping for but then I used the rubber brayer inked up to roll across our new, BIG stamp in the holiday mini called Christmas Collage:

Here is the video (it is another ‘live’ video from Stampcation so pardon the extra applause and chatter!)

My custom ink pad order of inks:  Pacific Blue, Old  Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry and then Old Olive again. All  classic ink refills.  SU’s Glossy card stock (which can’t be beat) and Pacific Point card stock card.  Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Silver Tinsel from Holiday Mini and a Rich Razzleberry button from the Brights button collection.

Happy Stampin’ !