Archive | August 2013

Naked Envelopes

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“It’s astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful things to happen. 

~Frances Burnette

Who wants naked envelopes when they can be dressed up so pretty with stamps that match the card inside?  Although my husband gets a little crazy when I start stamping the envelopes for the bills!  : )

Stamp Set:  Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Preserved (retired)

Inks:  Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Gumball Ink

Envelopes:  Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake

Have a fabulous Labor Day Week-end.  We’re off to “Zuckerman’s Farm” at the Blue Hill Fair!

Hope we all have some time to stamp this week-end!



First Day of School Teacher Treats

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“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.

Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

~Henry Ford

First day of school teacher treats (and niece and nephew and Joseph treats too).  These treat boxes, made with a half sheet of paper, are filled with chocolates!

Paper:  Very Vanilla           Ink Pads:  Real Red and Gumball Green

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge (for the lines that make the plaid): Perfectly Preserved for the apple and Delightful Dozen for the sentiment.

Embellishments:  7/8″ Natural Ribbon

Tools:  Scoring Tool, Small Oval Punch

Happy First Day of School 2013, and Happy Stamping!


Do You Have Someone Going Back To School?

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“Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon,

and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”

~ Samuel Taylor Coloeridge

School begins tomorrow and this “color me” card went out to our eight nieces and nephews that are of school age (even the collegiate).  : )    It was my first attempt at using the paper piercing tool and I was trying for a pegboard look.  (I used to have a pegboard in my classroom for a woodworking center!)  This stamp set, called “Greeting Card Kids”, reminds me of my mom.  She would have loved it.  The sentiment is from the new “Yipee-Skipee” Stamp Set that I received free at Convention!  : )

Card on top of a Card

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“My rule is to welcome you and send you on your way in peace.”

~Early Desert Fathers

Stampingpeace and Stampin’ Up!  is welcoming a new member to the family today…congratulations and a big welcome to Beth!  I just love Stampin’ Up’s! team approach…it feels like one big family, with members all around the world.  Welcome to the family Beth!

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Beth’s congratulations card is a card on top of a card.

The base card is 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 3″.   The smaller butterfly card is 8″ x 3 1/2″, scored at 4″.

The butterflies are made with the Butterfly Sizzlet, and the sentiment is from the Border Banter stamp set.

Happy Stamping to Beth and her friends over in far eastern Maine!

Changing it up!

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“All the way to heaven is heaven.” 

~ St. Catherine of Siena

This is the same gift card holder that I posted yesterday, I just changed up the colors.  : )   I made this for my brother James’ birthday, along with the star card that I posted last week, and this cute little treat box filled with chocolates.  The treat box is too complicated to be able to write the specs here, but schedule a private session with me and I’ll teach you how to make them!  This one was made with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (the lines making up the plaid) to give it a masculine look, but it can be decorated for any holiday or occasion.

Gift Card Holder Stamp Set:  Simply Stars,  Curly Cute (sentiment)

Papers:  Midnight Muse, Rasberry Ripple and Very Vanilla (the flap piece is a retired specialty paper).

Inks:  Midnight Muse and Rasberry Ripple

Treat Box Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Delightful Dozen (sentiment on the tag).

Paper:  Very Vanilla

Inks:  Midnight Muse and Rasberry Ripple

Embellishments:  7/8″ Natural Ribbon and Linen Thread

Have a great week-end!  Dawn

Gift Card Holder

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“…And merry when the great winds sing, through autumn’s woodlands brown…

~William Hewitt

At our monthly STAMPINGPEACE stamp class, one of our projects this week was this gift card holder.  When you open the small gold plaid flap on the top…. (drum roll please…)  : )

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Ta Da!!! The interior has two pockets, one for a gift card, the other for a personalized note.  It is made with an envelope that is cut in two.  Whoever designed this was pretty clever!

Stamp Sets:  Gently Falling, Curly Cute

Papers:  Stampin’ Up!  Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla and Sweather Weather Designer Paper (plaid).

Inks:  Stampin’ Up!  Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry.

Measurements:  Base ~ 7 1/4″ x  4 3/4″  scored at  1 1/4″ and  4 1/2″.  Stamped on the second section only, but the third section could be stamped as well (the back).

Cut a Stampin’ Up! envelope in half (the “taco” way, not the “hot dog” way), after you have licked it shut.  With the open flaps facing up, place a line of glue down the middle of one half and glue both halves together.  Glue to the inside of the base piece.

Plaid Flap Piece:  4 1/2″ x 1 1/8″

Acorn Base Piece:  3 1/2″ x  2″    Middle Piece:  3 1/8″ x  1 3/4″

Acorn Piece:  1 1/2″ x  2 7/8″     Glue together the three “acorn” pieces and place dimensions on the bottom back half only. (Leave the top free for the flap to slide into).   Happy Gifting!

Happy Stampers. : )

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” I am for everything starting into full-blown perfection at once.”

~ Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

Welcome to STAMPINGPEACE and meet Wednesday stampers Marlene, Lorraine, Johanna and Sue.  (Not pictured:  Patti, Whitney, Mimi and Terry).   We need a catchy name for our Wednesday stampers.  Any suggestions?   Our Wednesday evening group is full, but I’d like to start a monthly Monday night group if there is interest.   The monthly Wednesday morning group does have openings.  The next class is Sept. 18th and it will have a Halloween theme.  We have some cute projects lined up, one being a muslin goodie bag.  I’ll post pictures in a couple of weeks.

Yesterday the ladies were working on a gift card holder when this picture was snapped.  I’ll post a picture and instructions tomorrow.  See you then, Dawn.