Hamburger Box surprise!

Hamburger Box surprise!

I created this fun surprise box using the new Stampin’ Up! Hamburger Box die.  I used the Sea Street Designer Paper and coordinating stamp set.  So it’s a summer themed box – perfect for say Red Lobster lovers…

Sea-Street-Hamburger-boxThis is the closed box tied with some ribbon and a little lobster tag on the top.  Just slide the ribbon off to open the box and see the surprise inside.

sea-street-hbox-2I strung a piece of Baker’s Twine from the lid to the base and thread little banner pieces on it punched from the Sea Street Designer Paper.  They are like little nautical flags.  Here is another view

sea-street-hbox-3Put something fun inside your surprise box and give to someone you love!

The Hamburger Box is a bit awkward to assemble as the instructions indicate on the die.  Each of the little corners is supposed to get folded in toward the inside of the box.  i found it much easier – to snip one side of the corner and glue the piece to the inside of the box.  I’ll try to get some photos of that to show you the difference.  It was just much easier to assemble and I think it made for a more stable box.

Thanks for stopping in.

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Sea Street Punch Board Gift Boxes

Sea Street Punch Board Gift Boxes

The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog which went live on August 28th has a brand new Gift Box Punch Board.  One day I played around with it and made every size listed on the board – there are 15 different ones -

gift-box-punch-boardThen I decided to play around with it to create a little project for my August team meeting and I wanted to do the closure a little different.  I used the Sea Street Designer Series Paper for these.

box-sea-street3One one side I folded the flaps outward and then stapled them to the inside folds using our new Stampin’ Up! Stapler!  Also in the Holiday Catalog – I’ve been using it a lot already.

box-sea-street4The other two flaps were pulled up, hole punched, and ribbon pulled through.  It could be like a hanger – you could make smaller boxes and they could be little tree ornaments or hang them on a garland for a countdown to Halloween or Christmas – fill them with something fun. 

box-sea-street2I decorated these boxes with the stamps from the Amazing Birthday stamp set.  Check back tomorrow I hope to have another Alaska post and another stamping post.  See you then.

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I’m home from Alaska and have a Zoo Babies card

I’m home from Alaska and have a Zoo Babies card

I’m finally home again and will get back on schedule posting to my blog.  Greg and I took a 2 week trip to Alaska to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.  I’ve been saving money since I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and used that savings to pay for this trip.  It was an incredible vacation!  We were on a Cruisetour with Royal Caribbean Cruise lines – the first portion of our trip was a land tour and the second part was a 7 night cruise.  We loved it all! 

I’m working on downloading all my photos and videos – I had 2 cameras – my small pink one which also takes video and then my big cannon rebel with the big lens – plus I took some on my iphone.  I had hoped to post pictures from my iphone to my personal FB page throughout our trip but guess what my cell phone did not work in Alaska.  I was only able to connect to the internet a few times when we were at one of the hotels during the first part of the trip.  But we were on the move so we weren’t at any of the hotels for very long.  And sometimes the weather impacted the service anyway. So my posting was very minimal.  I did manage to post a few times here to my blog using the app on my phone.  if you’d like to hear about our trip I think I’ll write and post some about that in between my Stampin’ up! project posts. 

The first card from the pink camera has 785 photos/videos on it.  Then I have more to get to.  So while all my photos are downloading let me move on and show you a card that I made last month.

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I don’t think i’ve shared this one with you yet. This one uses the Zoo Babies stamp set.  I just love this set.  The little animals are so cute.  And I got this idea that I was going to have a card with this stamp set at my monthly card class every month.  I added this one to my August Class and it will also be available as a card option in September’s class too. 

zoo-babies2I wanted to create a birthday card rather than a baby card so I paired it with some Designer Paper and the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.  I thought it turned out to be a fun card!

Here is the list of Stampin’ Up! supplies that I used – to visit my online store and/or place an order CLICK HERE.

  • Smoky Slate card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Real Red card stock
  • Smoky Slate ink
  • Crushed Curry ink
  • Real Red ink
  • Pool Party ink
  • Flashback Designer Paper
  • Zoo Babies stamp set
  • Itty Bitty Banners stamp set
  • Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine
  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Magnetic Platform
  • Circles Collection Framelits
  • Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Come back for another visit. 

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August Paper Pumpkin Alternate card idea

August Paper Pumpkin Alternate card idea

I used the Big Shot and the Star Framelits to create an alternate card using the stamps and ink from the August Paper pumpkin kit.

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I stuck with the same concept as the kit. I used a piece of designer paper underneath the whisper white piece that has a “window” cut out with the star framelits. I added the little dot stamp and a greeting. Corner rounded the edges and tied on some Bakers Twine.

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I hope you like this idea.
Thanks for visiting.
Monika Davis
Www.monika.stampinup.net

Starburst Card using the Big Shot

For the month of August there is a BIG SHOT special going on.  Read more about it here.  So my next few days of posts are going to be Big Shot projects.  This first one features the Starburst Framelits and I’ve created a shaped card.

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I also used the Circle Framelits to cut a window in the front of the card and the ring of Designer Paper.

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This is what the inside looks like

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A fun shaped card!  Try making a shaped card with other framelits.  Cut your card base and score it.  Fold it in half and then position the framelit so it doesn’t cut all the way through the folded edge.  It’s that easy!

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Wish Big – July 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Wish Big – July 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Did you get the Wish Big July Paper Pumpkin kit?  It was a great one!  Packed with tons of supplies to make 6 fun cards and 6 adorable boxes plus tags.  Here is a look -

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I also wanted to use the stamps and ink and make another card idea.  And this is what I created.

july-pp-alt-cardMy Paper Pumpkin subscribers were able to make this card free at my July Card Maker’s class.  Everyone else was able to make it as part of their 6 cards for the class fee.

If you are a current subscriber you can now order refills for this July 2014 kit.  Not a subscriber – then hurry up and join you can use the code HALFOFF2 and 50% off your first two months.  You need to subscribe by August 10th if you want to start your subscription in August.  JOIN HERE.

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Happy Birthday Ryan!

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Today is my baby’s 18th birthday!  Now I’m feeling old.  My youngest child is 18.  How can that be?  I’ve been looking through old photos today and posting them in an album on my personal FB page – its’ like watching him grow up all in one day.  Now I started with digital photos in 2002 so that is where I started.  I’d have to go find the real baby pictures and scan those in.  That’s a future project not for today.  I’m also finishing up getting ready for convention.  The Stampin’ Up! convention is this week and I’ve been waiting all year to see a bunch of my friends from all over North America.  This year worked out well with convention squeezed in right between Ryan’s 18th birthday (today) and our 25th wedding anniversary (on the 22nd).  Usually convention runs into one of the other of those special days.

Anyway on to the card I want to share today – it’s the card I made for Ryan for his birthday – and also used for one of my stamp club projects which was on Friday night.  Ryan thought it was one of the cooler cards that I’ve made in a while – I’m glad he liked it so much.

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I used the star framelits to make a star shaped card.  Once I was done though the largest star doesn’t fit in a regular size envelope so the solution was to use the envelope punch board and make one to fit it!  Plus I was able to use that extra star from the center to add to the envelope.  Now this is not one I would mail out to anyone – it’s one you want to hand out to someone special – you don’t want the start to get smushed – its got some dimension to it – and then the specialty designer paper that I used for the envelope is the thinner paper and probably wouldn’t make it through the mail system.

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Happy Birthday Ryan!

Here is what I used to make this card: