How to Create Faux Mercury Glass Mason Jars

Faux Mercury Glass Mason Jars
Faux Mercury Glass Mason Jars

Love mason jars and all the different ways you can enhance them. For faux mercury glass, read on!

Supplies: clean mason jars, water, vinegar, spray bottle, paper towel, Looking Glass spray paint (I used Krylon brand)

Directions:
Mix 1 part water with 1 part vinegar in spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray outside of mason jars with water/vinegar mixture. Spray mason jars with Looking Glass spray paint. Let dry for a little bit. Rub off some of the paint with the paper towel. Done!

Now for the hard part – deciding what to put in your faux mercury glass mason jars 🙂

Fireworks with Faux Mercury Glass!

Fireworks in Faux Mercury Glass Mason Jars
Fireworks in Faux Mercury Glass Mason Jars

Made some fireworks today, out of paper! And then I jazzed up a mason jar with a faux mercury glass finish. Directions coming soon!

Supplies: Naturals Ivory cardstock, Tape It Stamp Set, Real Red Classic Ink, Pacific Point Classic Ink, Crumb Cake Ink

Oh Hello

OhHello

This sweet card is a breath of fresh air! Read on for step-by-step instructions:

  1. Fold the Whisper White Cardstock in half to create the card. Splash drops of Melon Mambo ink on the Whisper White card.
  2. Cut a 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper and adhere it to a 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Brushed Gold Cardstock. Adhere the Brushed Gold piece to the middle of the Whisper White card.
  3. Stamp “Oh, hello” on a Tea Lace Paper Doily with VersaMark ink. Cover the greeting with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set. Adhere the doily to the card.
  4. Tear off a piece of Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape and put it on the doily.
  5. Thread the Whisper White Baker’s Twine through the Vintage Faceted Designer Button and adhere the button to the doily.
  6. Stamp the gingham image in Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Cut it into three pieces and adhere them to the card.

Supplies:
Oh, Hello Stamp Set, Gingham Stampin’ Around Wheel, Brushed Gold Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad, VersaMark Pad, Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape

Postcards for Summer Travels

WanderlustSamples           WanderlustPhotopolymerStamps

Want to make your postcards from summer travels stand out from the crowd? Stamp your own with these fun Wanderlust photopolymer stamps – nothing like making it yourself to personalize your summer greetings. Not going anywhere? You can still send a special postcard of your staycation!

Strawberry Slush Love Note

Strawberry Slush Love Note
Strawberry Slush Love Note

It’s Strawberry Slush day today, and this love note blings it out!

Supply List:

Strawberry Slush cardstock
Spring Sampler stamp set
Hearts a Flutter Framelits
Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Pistachio Pudding Love Note

Pistachio Pudding w/Crisp Cantaloupe Love Note
Pistachio Pudding w/Crisp Cantaloupe Love Note

Today it’s a color combo of Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe. These little love notes scream spring, as well as love!

Supply List:

Pistachio Pudding cardstock
Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock
Spring Sampler stamp set
Hearts a Flutter Framelits

Crisp Cantaloupe Love Note

3x3 love note
Crisp Cantaloupe Love Note

Third in my series of lunchtime Love Notes – this one in gorgeous Crisp Cantaloupe.

Supply List:

Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock
Spring Sampler stamp set
Epic Day This and That Washi Tape
Hearts a Flutter Framelits

 

Coastal Cabana Love Note

Coastal Cabana Kite Love Note
Coastal Cabana Kite Love Note

The second little 3×3 love note for a surprise at lunchtime! Showcasing another new In Color.

Supply List:

Coastal Cabana cardstock
Spring Sampler stamp set
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Hearts a Flutter Framelits

Baked Brown Sugar Love Note

Baked Brown Sugar Love Note
Baked Brown Sugar Love Note

Someone’s going to be very pleasantly surprised when she opens her lunch box the next few weeks! She’ll find a different love note each day, all in a cute 3×3 little card. Super quick and easy to make, but oh the reward is huge.

Supply List:

Baked Brown Sugar cardstock
Spring Sampler stamp set
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Hearts a Flutter Framelits

 

Mother’s Day Shadowbox Revealed!

Hi Mom!
Mother’s Day MDS Shadowbox

Here it is! Don’t worry, my mom already has it in her possession. She got her Mother’s Day gift early since she was in town this past weekend. So good to have some Mom time – been waaaay too long!

I created a grid in My Digital Studio, and added my embellishments using stamp brushes, punches, and other elements that reminded me of my mom. Then I printed out several copies. One became the base of my project. I cut out pieces from the extra copies and mounted them on the base using Dimensionals. Added buttons, brads and pearls for more dimension. Then popped the whole thing into a shadowbox frame, and voila, a personalized decor gift.

And best of all, my mom loved it!

Run For the Roses – Kentucky Derby Rose

Only need 400+ to make a Garland of Roses!
How to Make Your Own Kentucky Derby Rose

One of my favorite days of the year – the first Saturday in May – also known as Kentucky Derby Day – is here! I love everything about this day, from the horses to the hats. So in honor of today’s Derby, I’ve got a little video showing how to make a 3D paper rose. Whether you make one or 400, it’s a little bit of the Derby right at your fingertips.

A few facts pulled from the official Kentucky Derby site:

Each year, more than 400 roses are sewn into a green satin backing to create the Garland of Roses. The crown, a single rose pointing upward in the center of the garland, symbolizes the struggle and heart necessary to reach the Derby Winner’s Circle. And the winning jockey is presented with a bouquet of 60 long stemmed roses wrapped in 10 yards of ribbon.

 

 

Digital Sale

Save on digital!
25% off digital downloads and print products

I love My Digital Studio – all I need is my computer to create to my heart’s content – no need to drag my supplies out of the many places I have them stashed. And love My Digital Studio even more that almost everything is on sale, downloads as well as print products. Now until June 15, 2013.

Pop Up Gift Card Card Holder – for Graduation

With graduations coming up soon, it’s nice to have a handcrafted gift card holder at the ready. And with My Digitial Studio, it’s easy (and quick) to have several versions. See the video here or read on for the printed version.

MDSgradcapPCT
Front of Grad card – popped up cap
Pop Up Gift Card Holder - Graduation Sparkle
Front of Grad Card – with bling
Inside Pop Up Gift Card Holder
Inside Pop Up Gift Card Holder

 

Pop Up Gift Card Holder

Step by Step

For pop-up:

2 pieces of DSP 4 ¼ x 2, score every ½” on the short side
1 piece of DSP 4 ½ x 4 ½ for scallop envelope

  1. Die cut scallop envelope using the Big Shot – line up the DSP to not cut the scallop edge.
  2. To one of the rectangular pieces: Apply adhesive on the right side (the side you want to see) on the long edge.
  3. Attach to top inside of the card, just above the crease.
  4. Align other end of scored piece to card base – it should look like a long box without ends.
  5. Adhere scallop envelope to center of long box
  6. To the second rectangular DSP:  Apply adhesive on the right side (the side you want to see) on the long edge.
  7. Adhere to scallop envelope.
  8. Adhere other side to base of card.

For envelope:

Enclose flap of envelope in Stripes Embossing Folder; run through Big Shot and remove.

For card:

Design card front using My Digital Studio with Graduation Stamp Brush Set, export as .jpg, print and trim. Mat with Basic Black card stock and mount on Crumb Cake card stock. Add Rhinestones or fussy cut grad cap and pop up with Dimensional.

Supply List

My Digital Studio with Graduation Stamp Brush Set; Big Shot, Scallop Envelop Bigz Die; SNAIL, Neutrals Designer Series Paper, Basic Black and Crumb Cake card stock, Stripes Embossing Folder

Retired Stamps and Accessories Lists Are Here!

Get Your Favorites!
Get Your Favorites!

It’s here! The retired list is split into two separate files to make it a little easier to see if your wishlist items are retiring.

Retired Stamp List PDF

Retired Accessories List PDF

It’s time for you to sit down and mark up your Stampin’ Up catalog.  Use the lists by page number to go through  and note the retiring items.

Some of the accessories – the inks, papers, ribbons, designer papers, buttons, brads, etc. may end up on the clearance rack.  We never know but if there is something you want, better get them QUICKLY rather than waiting.

It’s a little sad, but then I think about the new catalog and it’s all ok .:)

 

Embossing Without the Fuss

Love the look of embossing but don’t have time? This little treat pouch takes care of that – it uses the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper. Embossing without the fuss, as the Natural Composition is already embossed for you!  All you have to do is color it (I won’t tell if you go outside the lines). Finished dimensions are 4-1/8″ x 2-5/8″. Another great Mother’s Day gift idea.

Natural Composition Embossed Treat Pouch
Natural Composition Embossed Treat Pouch

Just for You Treat Pouch

Step by Step

  1. Color the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper using Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Write Markers. Blot excess ink using a facial tissue.
  2. Using the Simply Scored, score the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper at 1/2″, 4-1/2″, and 6″; fold at each of the score lines. Wrap the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper around the Cellophane Bag filled with candy and adhere the flap.
  3. Punch two holes in the flap using a hole punch. Thread the holes with Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, then tie a bow.
  4. Stamp the stems and leaves image in Lucky Limeade ink on the back of a piece of Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper. Punch out the image using the Extra-Large Tag Punch. Punch a hole in the end of the tag using the 1/16″ Circle Punch. Thread the Linen Thread through the hole and tie it to the ribbon.
  5. Stamp the sentiment in Island Indigo ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Cut the stamped cardstock into a banner shape and curl using the Bone Folder. Adhere the banner to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Supply List:

Just Believe Stamp Set; Very Vanilla Cardstock; Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper; Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad; Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad; 2011-2013 In Color Stampin’ Write Marker; 4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bags ; Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and Linen Thread; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Extra-Large Tag Punch; 1/16″ Circle Punch ; Simply Scored; facial tissue  and hole punch