Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Purchase My Digital Studio starting October 1st!

Stampin' Up!'s new My Digital Studio scrapbooking & card making software opens a whole new world of opportunities.
Use the same great artwork, colors & accessory images found in Stampin' Up!'s current product line to create personalized projects, photo albums, calendars & greeting cards. Once you've created your personalized gift or heirloom, have it printed in our high-quality print facility & delivered to your door!
Order My Digital Studio today for $79.95 email me miketracifaust@comcast.net today!
You will also be able to download new additions to Stampin' Up!'s digital line.
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Monday, September 14, 2009

The black polka-dot window sheet from the Night & Day Specialty Paper (Holiday Mini Catalog) have endless possibilites! This idea came from my Upline, Kendra, at our Southwest Demonstrators Meeting for our card swap.


Whisper White card stock cut 4 7/8" x 5 1/2" ; score at 1/2" on the 4 7/8" side. Fold on the score line. Using the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set, stamp "boo" in Old Olive. Cut another piece of Whisper White 2 1/8" x 5 1/2"

Window Sheet (Night & Day Specialty Paper) cut 2" x 5 1/2". Adhere to the inside of the 1/2" piece of Whisper White and to the inside of the 2 1/8" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White.

Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper cut 1" x 5 1/2", adhere to Whisper White.

Pumpkin Patch stamp set (Holiday Mini Catalog), Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Basic Black, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad, 1/2" Striped Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon

Scrapbook & Card Club

These Pull Treats would make a really great Teacher gift for Halloween!
Who doesn't like a Hershey Chocolate Bar as a gift!
To make these pull treats:
6"x7" piece Rich Razzleberry Card Stock - score at 2 3/4" & 5 1/2" on the 6" side. Use Red Sticky Strip on the 1/2" strip on the front side. Turn card stock over (this is the inside of pull treat) use Sticky Strip on the bottom of the 2 3/4" outer edge. To adhere, fold 1/2" strip in & then 2 3/4" edge over. This creates your pocket. I sponged Basic Black around the edges.

2 1/2"x 6 1/2" Night & Day Specialty Paper (Holiday Mini Catalog) for belly band - score at 2 3/4" & 5 1/2". Place around treat holder. I used a little piece of Crushed Curry that I ripped, then place under the belly band. I stamped Happy Halloween from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in Crushed Curry.

To decorate: I used Batty For You stamp set in Old Olive & Basic Black then punched out with 1 3/8" Circle Punch. Scallop Circle Punch using Old Olive card stock and used Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler to add dots around the scallop. Wiggly eyes on the spider. Stampin' Dimensionals under the spider. I took Basic Black ink and rubbed it on the Natural Hemp Twine to turn it black then tied it around the pull treat pouch. Use the Horizontal Slot Punch at the top.

30" Black Gingham Ribbon (I used a little piece of Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon to tie at the top). Wrap the ribbon around the chocolate bar, insert into the pouch, thread the ribbon through the horizontal slot and tie. To remove chocolate bar simply pull on the ribbon!

Thanks Beate Johns for a great Halloween treat holder!

On this Halloween card I followed the same colors as the pull-treat. I also sponged the edges of the Rich Razzleberry with Basic Black ink.
Card Stock - Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Night & Day Specialty (Holiday Mini Catalog)
Ink - Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories - 1" & 1 1/4" circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Natural Hemp Twine (used Basic Black ink pad to change the coloring), wiggly eyes

Friday, September 11, 2009

Scrapbook & Card Club

These would be a perfect Halloween treat holders for teachers or even put a gift card inside the pocket for a niece or nephew!
Ingredients for Halloween treat holder:
3 1/2"x 11" piece of Pumpkin Pie Card Stock; score at 3 1/2", 7", 7 1/2"; cut the right square from the bottom corner to the top corner of the score line (at a diagnal, this will make the pocket); use red Sticky Strip on the bottom portion of the diagnal piece and make pocket. Fold score lines & decorate! I used Cast-A-Spell & Night & Day Specialty(Holiday Mini Catalog) Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Whisper White & Lovely Lilac Card Stock, Black Gingham Ribbon, Twick or Tweet stamp set(Holiday Mini Catalog), Basic Black & Whisper White Ink, Stampin' Dimensionals
Thanks Beate Johns!

Witches Hats are a very simple & fun party favor! Ingredients for Witches Hats:
(1) Scallop Circle your choice of card stock (I used Night & Day Specialty Paper & Cast-A-Spell)
(1) 3 1/2" Cirlce cut in half; use Red Sticky Strip on half of the straight edge of the semi-circle; use Red Sticky Strip around curved portion of semi-circle
(1) Reeses Peanut Butter Cup; wrap rounded edge of semi-circle around PB Cup; start next to the side with no sticky strip.

Thanks Tamarra for such a cute idea!

These are the cutest Halloween Spiders!
Ingredients to make Spiders:
(2) Scallop Circle Punches in Basic Black Card Stock
(4) Large pieces of Photo Corners Punch in Basic BlackCard Stock
(4) Small pieces of Photo Corners Punch in Only Orange or Lovely Lilac Card Stock
(1) Real Red Brad
(2) Wiggly Eyes
(1) Peppermint Patty
Stampin' Write Journaler Basic Black - to draw lines on legs
Thanks Kendra for this great Halloween treat!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holiday Mini Catalog

Starting today September 1 - January 4, 2010 you can order some of the new and exciting products for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. We now have an exclusive collection of Build-A-Bear products, Simply Adorned charms & chains, and lets not forget My Digital Studio (available to order October 1st)!
Click the image above to flip through the Holiday Mini Catalog. If you would like to place an order email me at miketracifaust@comcast.net today!!