Swivel Top Box

Do you love to coordinate your cards with your gift wrap? I sure do but sometimes I can’t seem to find the right stuff at the local shops so, I create my own. This month’s tutorial teaches you how to make a 4″ x 4″ square swivel topped box that is 1″ high but this type of box can be any size you need for the gift you are giving! You use the same designer series paper stack to create both your card and to decorate the box and WhaaaaLaaaa, coordination at its finest…just makes my heart happy!  The designer series paper used to decorate this box is the Twinkle Twinkle DSP from the 2018 – 2019 SU! Annual Calendar.

CLICK HERE  for the Swivel Top Box tutorial!

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Happy Valentine’s Day with ALL My Love

Well Valentines Day is just a few days a way, do you have big plans? If you’re in need of a quick card, this Happy Valentines Day using the All My Love Suite from Stampin’ UP!s 2019 occasions catalog will help you create the perfect card for all the special loves in your life. I am especially loving the Lace Dynamic textured embossing folder for creating a wonderful and interesting texture on the front of the card.

The great thing about the style of this card is that you can change out any of the elements to create cards for all types of occasions throughout the year from birthday, Easter, Mother’s Day and more, simply choose different card stock, designer series paper, ribbon and whaaaaalaaaaa, a whole new card!! To make this card, click Happy Valentines.

If you need any of the products listed on the tutorial, I’d love it if you shopped with me. During January, February and March, for every $50 you spend, you get to choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for FREE! This is THE best sale of the year!

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Stamp Set Sunday Featuring Stampin’ Up’s “Jar of Love”

Welcome to another episode of Stamp Set Sunday where we help the cost conscious crafter create 5 different projects using only one stamp set. This weeks feature stamp set is Jar of Love from Stampin’ UP!Jar of Love Stamp Set

Click Here for detailed Instructions Here: Jar of Love Stamp Set Sunday

PRODUCT LIST

Misc. – Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – ClearDelicate White DoiliesSnail AdhesiveFine Tip Glue PenStampin’ Dimensional’sTear & Tape adhesiveFoam Adhesive Strips, Sequins

Thank you all so much for stopping by; if you have any questions or need clarifications on any of the instructions, please leave me a comment. I’ll be sure to get back to you as quickly as I can! If you do not already have a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator, I would be honored to assist you!

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Stamp Set Sunday featuring Over The Rainbow by Stampin’ UP!

Hello and welcome to the another episode of Stamp Set Sunday where we help the cost conscious crafter create 5 different projects using only one stamp set. This week’s feature stamp set is Over The Rainbow by Stampin’ UP!.

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Click for Detailed Instructions Here: Over The Rainbow Stamp Set Five Cards

Product List

Misc. –Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – ClearDelicate White DoiliesSnail AdhesiveStampin’ DimensionalsFoam Adhesive StripsTombow GlueFine-tip glue pen, Sequins, Basic Jewels Rhinestone or Basic Jewels Pearl.

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Stamp Set Sunday – Sitting Here

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Hello everyone! Welcome to a new series: Stamp Set Sunday, where I will feature one stamp set to make 5 different projects. Every Sunday I will post a new stamp set, with instructions and photo’s and will link to the video as well. This weeks featured stamp set is Stampin’ UP! Sitting Here stamp set.

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Click here for the PDF instructions: Sitting Here Stamp Set Five Cards

Misc. – 2016/2017 In Color Ruched Ribbons in Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugar Plum, Peekaboo Peach, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – Clear, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine-tip glue pen, Basic Jewels Rhinestone or Basic Pearl.

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Christmas in July Pop-Up Envelope Cards

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For a July 2016 challenge, we were asked to create a “Christmas in July” themed “some-thing-or-other” (no one ever says you have to just make cards). While spending time brainstorming, my 7 year old grand daughter popped in and asked if she could help me and this project was born!

For full instructions, click here: Mini Envelope Cards

My grand daughter made the penguin and the snowman!

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For all your Stampin’ UP! needs, please visit me at Brenda LaBattaglia, Stampin’ UP! Independent Demonstrator.

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NOTE: Stampin’ UP! no longer sells the 2.5″ circle punch but to make this product large enough for a gift cards, you could purchase the Layering Circles.

If you would like to see a ‘how-to’ on any type of paper crafting project, send me a note and I will add it to my tutorials.

Check back here soon for more Artful Inspirations!

Ciao for now!

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Taking it Old School

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I am going to be telling my age here but there was a time in my life when smart phones, cell phones, Blackberry’s or iPhone’s didn’t exist. My family moved to Florida and away from my cousins and grandmother and the only way to keep in touch was through letters and cards. There wasn’t any texting or FaceTime available like there is today.Don’t get me wrong — I LOVE that we have this new technology because I can send quick notes to my family and friends but I sure do love making and sending handmade cards. Here’s a few samples from a recent creative time in the art room!

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I would like to challenge you to make and send a card today! Surprise a far away friend, a close neighbor, or to resident’s in a nursing home. To be sure — you will brighten someone’s day!

You too can go back Old School and save some money while you’re at it!

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