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Friday, October 26, 2012

Punch Inspiration 10/26/12

Just Add Chevrons

Bird Silhouette

Aw Shucks

Twisted Card

3-D Projects:
Tealite Card

Yoo Hoo Halloween Owl Tutorial

Fall Wreath

Peachy Keen Finally Friday Sale

Hello everyone! I thought you might want to know about the Peachy Keen sale this weekend!  Here are the details.  Time to load up on all of the new face stamps!

10-26 throughout the entire weekend! 
72 HOURS starts tonight at 12:00 midnight tonight and ends at 12:01 midnight  on Sunday night CST) 
Hello Peachies! 

Finally Friday Sales happen at least twice a month. This FRIDAY we have lined up tiered discounts and have clearanced all of our chipboard books! .... 
WE HAVE HEARD THE MANY messages that we receive through facebook, emails and phone calls for LARGER FACE STAMPS!
OF course, WE CAN MAKE LARGER FACES!  How about we use the most popular Face set while we're at it!  Our much loved Everyday Character Faces are now available as PK-490-2  SET of 6 Faces (in 1.75") and PK-490-3 SET of 6 Faces (4")are being released right now!  These will be specially priced stamp packages at 25% throughout the weekend sale!
Here's how the AUTOMATIC (no code required) TIERED DISCOUNTS will be set up:
  • $10 to $24.99 will be 10% off
  • $25.00 to $49.99 will be 15% off
  • $50.00 to 99.99 will be 20% off
  • $100.00 and over will be 25% off 
There are some restrictions...  already SALE priced items, CLEARANCE Items. Also restricted from any further discount as are our Club Subscriptions and Gift Certificates.

***REMINDER***  ANY ORDER OVER $100.00 (after discounts) is eligible for a drawing for a $100.00 gift certificate.  This will include all of the October orders.... not just this sale.  The winner will be announced on our BLOG and our SITE on NOVEMBER 1, 2012.  Sorry... the winning order number cannot be combined orders.

Happy October!
With lots of LOVE and much appreciation,

Kathy and Dave Jakopovich

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Penguin Box & Card

Once again I'm having fun with My Creative Time stamps!  Today's MCT challenge is to create a Holiday 3-D project.  I was inspired by the cute little penguins in the "From Our Family to Yours" stamp set.  Check out the awesome greetings in this set:

I created this penguin treat box and coordinating card for the gift giving season.  Please click on the link below the picture to download the free step by step tutorial.  Enjoy!

click on link to download pdf tutorial:

Check out the other great projects by the MCT design team HERE.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Punch Art Slider Snowgirl

I was really excited when Peachy Keen came out with the newest set of face stamps called Piles of Smiles. This set is available in both a 1" and 3/4" size, perfect for punch art!  The set contains all of my favorite faces from the past few Stamp of the Month sets.  You will definitely want to add the PK-146 Piles of 1" Smiles to your collection.   Check out this awesome assortment!

Here is my card with the slide in both positions.  If the instructions I provide are not detailed enough, you can check out the original double slider tutorial at the Splitcoast Stampers site HERE.  Obviously I modified the card to show my pop up character on the front instead of a sentiment.

Note: all punches, ink pads and card stocks used are from Stampin' Up!

1-3/8" Circle, Full Heart, Boho Blossoms, Cupcake Builder, Modern Label, 1/2" Circle, Word Window punches
Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Shimmery White card stocks
Designer papers of choice
Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Not Quite Navy, Garden Green ink pads
Pentel white gel pen, quicky glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter
Dimensionals, sticky strip, tombow liquid glue

Step 1
To create the girl, punch the following pieces:
(1) 1-3/8" Circle from pink pirouette - HEAD
(2) Cupcake Builder (top) from chocolate chip - HAIR
(3) Modern Label from polkadot print - SCARF
(1) Full Heart from red print - HAT
(1) 1-3/8" Circle from red print - BODY
(6) Boho Blossoms from Shimmery White - HAT
(2) 1/2" Circles from cherry cobbler - MITTENS

Stamp the face with basic blank ink.  Color in whites of eyes with gel pen.  Color pink onto nose with blender pen and stipple/sponge pink onto cheeks.  Sponge edge of head with pretty in pink ink.

Step 2
Glue hair onto sides of head.  Glue hat onto top of head.  Glue 5 boho blossoms along hat brim and add blossom with dimensional to top of hat.  Glue head onto body.  Cut one modern label in half and glue at neck.  Glue other modern labels onto scarf at neck.

Step 3
Cut bashful blue cardstock 4-1/4" x 11" and fold in half.  Using word window punch, align side of punch at score line and slide towards center of card as far as it will go and punch.  

Step 4
Repeat step 3 on other side so you have 2 slots side by side.  Punch four 1/2" circles from scrap card stock. Add a dimensional to the center of 2 circles.  On each slot, place dimensional into slot from back and attach other 1/2" circle to create sliding circles.

Step 5
For the slider card, cut a piece of wild wasabi 3-1/2" x 5-3/8".  Decorate top of card as desired (keep in mind how much will show when card is assembled).  Glue 1-3/8" punched circle folded in half at top of card.  With the card base open and slots positioned on bottom half, lay card onto top half.  Add glue to the two slider circles and close card.  The circles will stick to the slider card.  Allow glue to dry.

Step 6
Open card back up and add sticky strip along outer edges as shown.  Close card to adhere sides.

Step 7
On front of card, glue snow girl body to one of the sliding circles.

Step 8
Cut a 3-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of Shimmery white card stock and tear along the top.  Apply glue and glitter along top torn edge.  Attach to front of card (along side and bottom edges) with dimensionals.  Tear several other pieces of shimmery white card stock.  Add glitter to edges and layer onto front of card to create "snow bank".  The snow bank should cover most of the girl.  Attach mittens at top of snowbank on each side of girl.  Stamp a greeting onto the front of card.  Note: I changed the design of my sliding card after the pictures were taken. Adding layers to the top of sliding card has a tendency to "catch" the upper edge of the card base when sliding in and out.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Papers & Pixels Magazine

This month's issue of Papers & Pixels magazine has a great selection of digital and paper crafting projects!  My project features one of my favorite Cottage Cutz dies from Peachy Keen stamps called Nikkity Knack Cat and a great halloween greeting set from My Creative Time called All Around Halloween.

For my step by step tutorial (and lots of others fun projects), head on over to Papers & Pixels magazine and subscribe to the October issue for only $1.50.  Details and peeks of several of the projects are HERE.

Here is my project in this issue:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Punch Inspiration

Congratulations to Holly from KopyKat Creations!  She won the Peachy Keen Cottage Cutz Herby die from my blog candy drawing.  Thanks to everyone that left a comment.  I appreciate all of my readers!

Check out this series by Erin Gonzales!

3-D Projects:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Punch Inspiration 10/9/12

Good morning everyone!  If you haven't entered my drawing for the PKS Cottage Cutz Herby die, there is still time!  I will be drawing from all of the comments tonight.  To enter the drawing, leave a comment on my blog post HERE.

Baby Thank You

Sweet Friendship

Batty for You

3-D Projects:
Paper Bow Tutorial

Perfectly Preserved Nugget Jar

Snowman Treat Box

Toxic Treats Candy Holder

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Punch Inspiration 10/7/12

Want a chance to win the PKS Cottage Cutz Herby die?  Comment on my blog post HERE.

Hilton Head with Layla

Pennant Parade Beach Scene

Happy Halloween

Halloween Bat

Making Faces with Top Note Die

Santa Inspired

3-D Projects:
Cupcake Box

Witches Cottage

Did you know that Peachy Keen Stamps has a great sale going on for the October release stamps?  25% off  bundles and 10% off individual stamp sets!  These sets are awesome, so take advantage of the sale HERE.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge - Anything Goes!

I love a challenge that lets me do anything I want!  I wanted to get at least one more halloween project in this month.  My card features this cute Cottage Cutz die by Peachy Keen called Frankly.  I love the fact that this set has a complimentary stamp set with a selection of fun greetings.  The stamp set is PK-634 Frankly.

I created this fun Hershey Nugget box with a coordinating card.   I wrote out the instructions below for anyone that is interested.  Be sure to head over to the challenge site to see some more fun Anything Goes projects by the design team HERE.

I'm giving away a prize!  Leave a comment to enter my random drawing for a free Cottage Cutz die called Herby.  This little guy was my design contribution to Peachy Keen.  I hope you love him as much as I do!

Treat Box Instructions:
  1. Cut a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of basic black card stock.
  2. Score at 5/8" on all 4 sides.
  3. Clip on a score line at each corner to form tabs
  4. Apply adhesive to tabs and secure in place to form box bottom.
  5. Wrap 6 Hershey Nugget candies with designer papers 1" x 3" and place in box.
  6. Cut a 5-5/16" x 4-1/16" piece of window sheet (acetate).
  7. Score at 5/8" on all 4 sides and assemble top like bottom.
  8. Tie ribbon around box to keep lid in place.

Peachy Keen October Release

October brings on another adorable and heartwarming Stamp of the Month set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I've always had a soft spot for little furry critters, so this set instantly captured my heart!  Check out the sweet little chipmunk in this set.  Of course, there is a selection of fun faces and coordinating greetings to top it off.  The Peachy Picks paper kit has a wonderful selection of fall color papers and embellishments.  If you have been thinking about joining the club, now would definitely be the time!

My first card features stamps from the Stamp of the Month set and papers from the Peachy Picks kit.  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see all of the images in the new sets coming out.  Oh, and I'm so excited that a new face set is coming out that you will all definitely want to have!!!

For my second card, I used a stamp from another new release set called Lil' Tweets Thanksgiving.


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