Cute and Easy Project

My sister and her husband just bought a camper and are embarking on a cross country vacation from Portland, OR to Atlanta this summer. As soon as I saw the Project Life Let’s Get Away collection in the Occasions Catalog, I knew that I had to make something for them. 
   
I made this adorable note card holder and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! I love the retro colors and pattern of the paper from this past Saleabration and how it coordinated so perfectly with the little retro camper.
I used minimal supplies for this and I actually made this while sitting on a plane. I had taken all the supplies with me on a trip to San Antonio to share with a fellow demonstrator and friend, Amy. We had such a fun filled, busy day that we never got around to making it. On my flight home I had a few minutes and made one really quick to show a co-worker how fun and easy stamping is. 
To make the folder, cut your card stock to 8×11 and score it in half at 5 1/2 and 4″. Cut the ‘V’ and fold it up. That’s all there is to it, no adhesive needed. Our note cards and envelopes fit perfectly in the pockets. I made a belly band to keep it closed but ribbon would work too. The possibilities are endless!

  
  

Have a wonderful, creative day!

Inking Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop. Today we are celebrating April Showers – not only is this the season for Baby Showers and Wedding Showers, but May flowers are just around the corner, so you’re certain to see a great variety of projects along the hop. You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next. If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.

I was so excited to hear the theme of this month’s blog hop. My husband’s baby sister is expecting her first baby later this summer. I was inspired to make an invitation for her baby shower. I think it turned out really cute. I used the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die (357547) to make the sleeve. The little white bow is part of the set. The letters are from the Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz (133725).

The insert pulls straight up using a small snip of Pink Pirouette. I used one of my favorite sets in the catalog, Think Happy (w133967 c133970), for the shower theme. I used the White Gel Pen (105021) to write in the details.

I just love the look of the pastel colors against the neutral Basic Gray and Whisper White.

If you want to order anything you see here please contact me. The Alphabet Bigz and the stamp set are both retiring so if you want them you must hurry!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Denise Hopefner at The Mountain Magpie. You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.

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  1. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  2. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  3. Denise Hopefner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  5. Lisa Pretto at DIY Royalty
  6. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper

InKing Royalty Blog Hop

InKing Royalty February Blog Hop

Welcome to the February InKing Royalty Blog Hop. We’re excited to share projects that share inspiration for Valentine’s Day and our love of Stampin’ Up! products. This hop is all about love.

You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from Candy Ford at StampCandy. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next. If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.

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I made this sweet little 3×3 love note for a very special someone. When I think of Valentine’s Day I always picture vintage styled cards. I love the simplicity and aged feel of a cut heart with a snippet of ribbon. It almost overwhelms me how the simplest of design can speak volumes.

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I also carried the same vintage feel to my gift box. The burlap and linen thread add just the right balance of rustic to match the softness of the seam binding ribbon. The box is filled with silver wrapped kisses, but how cute would it be if filled with a bunch of the 3×3 cards? The cards and envelopes fit perfectly in our kraft gift boxes.

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I think the pair look beautiful together and I hope the recipient feels all the love that I put into making these!

The supplies I used are all found in the Stampin’Up! Annual Catalog. Card stock- Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette. Ink- Crumb Cake. Seam Binding Ribbon- Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette. Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread, Buttons- Vintage Faceted, Very Vintage. Kraft Gift Box, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits. I used the Note Tag Punch that is in the Occasions Catalog for the tag on the box.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.

  1. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  4. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  8. Angie Coleman at Coastal Stamping
  9. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  10. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper

Blog Hop!

Welcome to the November InKing Royalty Blog Hop. We’re excited to share projects that showcase fun gift wrap and packaging ideas for the holidays.

You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next. If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.

My project is a fun little trio of packages using a variety of paper, bags and boxes. I just love clever wrapping ideas. I believe that if the present is wrapped beautifully then the present will be even more appreciated. It might take a little extra time and effort but it is sure to be noticed!

All of my presents use the same stamp set, Holiday Home, found in the Holiday Catalog.

The package on the bottom uses:Typeset Specialty Paper, Basic Black Card Stock, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Linen Thread, and a Vintage Faceted Button. I used white embossing powder and a Versamark pad for the images.

The Takeout Box is decorated with the Under The Tree Tag a Bag Accessory kit, both found in the Holiday Catalog. I used Early Espresso and Garden Green inks and I stamped off the two lighter trees for a little umph.

The third package uses products found in the main Catalog. I used a Cheveron gift bag, Burlap Ribbon, Essentials Wooden Elements, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Early Espresso ink and cardstock. I attached the tag with a clothes pin from the Tag a Bag kit.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and find your lives full of things to be thankful for.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.

  1. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  2. Angie Coleman at Coastal Stamping
  3. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  4. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  5. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the very first InKing Royalty Blog Hop. For our very first hop, we’re excited to share projects that showcase the fun of the holidays – from Halloween through Christmas, this certainly is the season to be jolly!

You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from Candy Ford at stampcandy.net. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next. If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.

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My card is a simple Thanksgiving card that with a little tweaking can also be used as a name card at your dinner table. If you noticed that the sentiment looks a little different than it does in the set, I curved the photopolymer stamp on the block. Just another reason to love our photopolymer sets!
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, and a piece of patterned paper from the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Collection
Stamp Set: Holiday Invitation
Embellishments: Gold Metallic Bakers Twine, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Autumn Wooden Elements

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  3. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Bonnie Garrett at Stampin’ Bon
  7. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  8. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  10. Angie Coleman at Coastal Stamping
  11. Alison Bilohlavek at Ribbon and Brad
  12. Lisa Pretto at DIY Royalty
  13. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper

A Simple Card

I Love clean and simple.  Anybody who knows my stamping style can vouch for this. Most stampers do have their own style and today’s card is a perfect example of mine. 

I also love banners. It just made sense to put them on this year’s Christmas card. These little ones were made with Washi tape. I have a nice collection of Washi but I very seldom use it. I am sure this banner made with Washi has been done before, but last night as I was lying in bed (worrying that I haven’t made my Christmas cards) this idea popped in my head.

The banners were super easy to make. I just took each piece of Washi tape and folded it over a piece of linen thread, then I trimmed the bottom into a notch. Since the Washi tape is so thin it floats off the card a little bit and looks like a banner should. I am very happy with the way it turned out.

 Clean and simple + Washi + Banners = this years Christmas card!

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If you want to order anything that you see today or anything else from Stampin’Up! please visit my online store at pammorris.stampinup.net

All That Glitters

Today I would like to share a favorite project of mine, Glitter Ornaments. It is another oldie but goodie project that has been brought back to life recently through Pinterest. Glitter ornaments look so beautiful on the tree and are so easy to make. They take little effort, little supplies and little money. That’s my kind of project!

All you need to get started is some inexpensive clear glass ornaments that you can find for really cheap at most craft stores, Stampin’Up! reinkers, glitter, a small funnel, a small glass or two for draining, and some ribbon (optional). I have all my supplies laid out for you in the following photo.

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The first thing you will want to do is to gently remove the top of the ornament and then take a reinker and squeeze a good amount into the ball. You will want enough to coat the entire inner ball with a thin coat of ink. Take your time and swirl it around so that there are no naked spots. You have to be patient in getting the whole thing covered because the bare spots will show through if you have them. I like using the old style reinkers for this project because the ink is easier to spread. If you use the new style ink you might need to add a few drops of water. I had success with 25 drops reinker and 3 drops water. (The old ink needs no water.) After the inner ball is covered then turn the ball upside down and let the excess ink drain into a glass.

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Now for the magic. Insert your funnel into the top and pour apx. 1 teaspoon of glitter into the ball and give it a good shake. Make sure you are covering the opening well as you do so or you will have a glitter wonderland in your craft room. you can empty any excess glitter back into your glitter jar. There is no need to let anything dry. The glitter is there to stay. I have no idea what makes it stick so well but I have some that ore over 5 years old and they still look the same. Next you just pop the top back onto the ornament and….

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Taa-daaaa!!!! Isn’t it beautiful???? I used Pink Pirouette ink and silver glitter on this ball. Go ahead and get crazy with different colored inks and glitter. I have never seen a color combination that hasn’t been stunning.

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You will have these all over your tree if you love glitter as much as I do. They also make a lovely gift and 4 fit perfectly in the extra large gift box found on page 37 of the Holiday Occasions Mini. 

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If you would like to order any Stampin’ Up! supplies visit my online store at http://pammorris.stampinup.net

One last photo for you and a disclaimer….You WILL have technicolor fingers at the end of th eday so you might want to wear gloves.

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