Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fun with Rub-ons

Before

After



I picked up this day planner at Target with the intention of using rubons on it. I wasn't really sure how the rubons would adhere to the surface, but it went on very easily. I've also stuffed the planner in my purse and the rubons are still there. Rubons are a fun way to add a little jazz to pretty much anything. My upline even put some on an electric guitar. The one on my planner is from the Holiday Happenings Bundle, Level 3 Hostess Set. The hardest thing for me is actually using them and not hoarding them.





Friday, December 26, 2008

Wordle

Completely non-stamping related, but cool! I've been playing on wordle for a while, but decided that I'd upload one of my jumbles for you guys to see. It's fun to see how it will arrange your words and you can customize the colors and select your font. The one you see here is going to be hanging in my "mud room" here soon, once I print it. Go to www.wordle.net to create your own.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thank you cards

These little cards are for my Christmas Card Class attendees. They're little 4x4 cards with matching envelopes. I still have to figure out how to put links in my posts and as soon as I do, I'll link the tutorial for making the little envelopes that these cards fit in. The only thing with the envelopes is that you can't mail them, but you can put the card in the little envelope and then inside a standard envelope and mail them that way, or just put the card in a regular envelope and mail it, but for hand-delivered cards, I like to make the little coordinating envelopes.




This is not the best picture of the envelopes, I'll have to take a better one next time I make this size card.
Stamps: Curly Label Punch Bundle
Ink: Rose Red Marker
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red DSP (Retired)
Accessories: Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads
Punches: Curly Label, Trio Flower

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hostess Gift

I made this little card holder for my hostess K'Cee. We did a Christmas card class on the 1st. The turnout was good and I had a great time. This was my first class/workshop since becoming a demonstrator last March.
The cards are 4x4 and I made little envelopes to go with them.

Here's a close-up of the card. I love how it turned out. I thought that the paper was a little blah so I sponged some Close to Cocoa ink on the card, card holder and envelopes.
Stamps: Deer Friends Hostess Level 2
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Real Red Marker
Paper: Close to Cocoa DSP (retired), Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Punches: Scallop Edge, Scallop circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" circle, crop-a-dile


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A scallop square card


Here's a card using the scallop edge punch to make a scallop square that I featured in my video tutorial. This picture is not the greatest. For some reason Pink Pirouette doesn't photograph very well. You can barely see the stamped flower in the center of the circle punches. The stamp and the patterned paper is from the Level 3 Hostess Set Holiday Happenings bundle.
Stamp: Seasonal Icons
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Holiday Happenings DSP
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Pink Pirouette 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Punches: Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1" Circle

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Reitred List

The retired list is up! All the sets on the list are at a 10% DISCOUNT until December 23rd. The other thing is that Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $70 or more during this same time period. The free shipping is on anything you order, not just the retiring stuff. You can visit www.stampinup.com and click on the big stamp on the golf course to see the pictures of the retiring sets if you don't have your catalog in front of you. It's going to be hard for me not to order some of these sets for myself!! You can place an order directly on my website www.bethanyschouest.stampinup.net or call me to place your order.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My First Video Tutorial

I did this video back in October, but just now had the time to sit down and figure out my video editing software. There has since been a tutorial posted on SplitCoastStampers. I personally prefer my way, mainly because I sat down for like 3 hours to figure it out, but also because I don't like having to line up the paper upside down in the punch. My way allows you to utilize the guide on the front when punching the scallops, I think it's a little more exact. You can be the judge. Let me know what you think. And as I said in the video, I'm hoping to put up a new video tutorial every week. It might be a technique, a cool new tool or product, spotlight on a particular stamp set or if you want to see something, let me know and I'll do a video. I hope that this will be a good addition to the blog. I'd love your feedback. Thanks!

You'll need to scroll down to the bottom of the page and turn off the music to hear the video.

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