Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stacey's Wedding Gift (Part 2)

Welcome back!

Above is the wedding card I made for Stacey and Brian. It is called an explosion card.

I used Bazzill cardstock in Spring Breeze and Guacamole, plus plain white cardstock. The heart images are stamped in SU Mellow Moss. The sentiment is embossed in gold. (The stamps I used are from two different retired SU sets.) The brad is a wedding cake (purchased at Michael's).

I got the idea for this card from Dawn (Dawn's Stamping Thoughts). She posts amazing projects every day. You can view the tutorial here:
Thanks for visiting today and Happy Thanksgiving!

Stacey's Wedding Gift (Part 1)

Happy, happy day before Thanksgiving!
I have been very busy this past week making a wedding gift for my friend Stacey. As Stacey is the person who initially got me stamping, I had to make something really great for her!
The first picture shows the whole ensemble: box with monogrammed stationery, exploding box, bride & groom nugget boxes, and wedding card. In the middle of the picture is the wedding invitation Stacey made. I wanted to show that as I created the gifts around the color of the invitation. Please note: I could not upload all photos into one posting, so the wedding card post will follow separately.
I used Bazzill cardstock in Guacamole, Lily Pond, and Spring Breeze. The patterned paper is from Michael's. Stacey used the brown, but I used all three shades that it came in.
I replicated the invitation and that is what is standing in the middle of the exploding box. I just separated one set of flaps to give you an idea of what each section looks like (I didn't think you would want to see more pictures of my hand!). This one shows the matron of honor. On the other sides there is: best man, ring bearer, and flower girls.
I used my Just Rite Stamper small letters/numbers set to create the emblem on the top of the box. It reads: Stacey & Brian November 16, 2008. In the middle is an embossed punch of a wedding cake (Martha Stewart punch).
I made 12 monogrammed cards and envelopes using the Curlz Font from Just Rite Stamper. If you are not familiar with JRS, you can visit their site here:
I lined the envelopes with the matching patterned paper. I cut each piece 5 10/16 x 5 15/16. It slid perfectly into the envelope. I trimmed a sliver off each side where the paper hung over the flap, folded, and ran my embellishment glue stick along the top of the PP to adhere it to the flap of the envelope.
Following are the measurements for the box:
12 x 12 cardstock scored at 4 3/4 & 7 1/4 on one side and 3 & 9 on the other side. At the 4 3/4 and 7 1/4 score lines, cut each side to meet the 3 and 9 score lines. From those cut lines outward, cut 1/2 inch off. Assemble box using red sticky tape.
Following are the measurements for the cover:
Cardstock cut at 5 3/4 x 9 1/4. Score at 1 1/2 all around. On the long ends, cut along score line to meet cross score. Assemble cover using red sticky tape. For the patterned paper overlay, cut paper 6 3/4 x 10 1/4.
I got the templates for the adorable bride and groom boxes here:
There are some really nice templates available for purchase, but you should hurry--due to illness, Sherry will be shutting down her site on December 1.
Don't forget to check my next posting for pictures/details on the wedding card.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Easy Business Card Holders & Holiday Bazaar

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I participated in a Holiday Bazaar last Thursday for my Princess House Business. There were over 30 vendors participating--all women! The bazaar was organized by The Business and Professional Women of Hernando County. This was their third annual bazaar. Funds raised each year at the bazaar are used to give scholarships to local residents.
The first picture shows very simple business card holders I made to give out to everyone who placed an order with me that evening. The stamp on the front is from the SU retired Business Memos set and the adorable phone stamp on the inside is from the SU retired Business Boosters set. (I use these two business stamp sets constantly. It's great to combine my love of crafting with my Princess House business.) The cardstock was cut at 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 and scored at 2 1/4 and 4 1/2. I used double-sided tape on the ends to attach the 1/4 fold and the business cards slid in perfectly. Small glue dots would have worked as well.

The next two pictures show how my display table looked. The bazaar was held in a very large venue which was nice because there was quite a bit of space between each table. I have participated in other events where everyone was so squeezed you could barely get around your own table.

To thank my fellow crafters for visiting, I am offering free shipping (U.S. residents only) on any Princess House orders placed through me by Friday, November 28! The current customer special is everyone's favorite--for each item purchased at regular price, you may choose a second item of equal or lesser value for half price. Orders of $225 or more qualify for hostess credits (i.e., FREE merchandise!) plus a bonus hand-blown Christmas ornament. To view our products, just click on my Princess House website below my picture. You can also E-mail me from my website. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today.
Happy crafting,


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I finally finished Amanda's album! It was supposed to be for her birthday in August, but now it is for Christmas. I even wrapped it tonight!

The paper on the left I made to match the patterned paper on the right. As soon as I saw that paper I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. The dog on the paper reminded me of my brother's and nieces' Jack Russell Terrier. I spelled his name out on the right with a dog paw font and punched each letter. The Home Sweet Home embellishment is from Michael's. I created the Home Sweet Home cloud on the left page using Word and cut it out.

I can hardly wait for Amanda to open her Christmas present.

Thanks for visiting today.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New York Girl Meets Jersey Boys

Oh what a night! Well, actually, what a day (but that isn't the song!). Today my younger brother and I took my mother to lunch and to see Jersey Boys. This was her early Christmas present from us. We had such a nice day together. Though it was overcast, the temperature was around 60 degrees. It was raining when we left the theater, but still quite warm out.
We had lunch at Rosie O'Grady's. Last time we ate at the 46th Street location and this time at the 52nd Street location. They offer a great prix fixe lunch (3 courses) for $22.95.
The theater is one block from the restaurant. We had great seats--center stage, orchestra. If you haven't seen Jersey Boys yet and are in the area, I definitely recommend it. It was a great show. In fact, a friend of mine saw it twice. Hey, I wouldn't mind seeing it again!
Sorry I don't have any crafts to show today, but I wanted to share my great day with you. Please check back soon as I have a few projects lined up to post.
Until then, thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!