The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp is to get inspiration from a Fairy Tale or Nursery Rhyme. When I was teaching, I loved to read Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers to my students and The Willow-Wren and the Bear was one of my favorites.
So, I had to use my Bird Builder Punch once again! (If you are new to my website and you look around, you will see that I love birds!) The Early Espresso Card Stock represents the bear, the red button-the fox, the vintage trim – the queen, and the bird-the King of the Birds. I even used a fancy flourish to represent the kingdom. I’ve made cards like this before in different colors, but this one is my favorite because there’s an underlying story behind it! Hope you like it as much as I do. this was such a fun challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Terry
This is a candle wrap I made for a set of short candle pillars. These are so fast and easy to make and they make great gifts! You can do them for any season or holiday and make them any size you need.
Directions: I took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut it so it fit around the candle holder with about 1/2″ extra. I rolled it with the Sparkle and Shine Jumbo Stampin’ Wheel (116542) using Real Red Ink. The Scallop Circles where punched out of Garden Green CS with the2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch(118874) and a dot of glitter was added to each scallop. The ornaments were cut out of Designer Paper (not sure from were because I’ve had it a long time) with the Ornament Punch(119847). I put Sticky Strip along the top of the Whisper White CS and added a strip of dotted ribbon the length of the card stock. Then I placed another strip along the side where the card stock overlaps in the back of the candle holder. The scallop circles were adhered to the front of the candle wrap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the ornaments were adhered to them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I put a piece of Hemp Twine through the clasp of a small, clay Gingerbread Man ornament and tied it around the wrap, on top of the ribbon. It only took about 10 minutes and I was finished! I hope you give these candle wraps a try.
All the items in bold are Stampin’ Up. Go to my online store to order everything you need to make these candle wraps by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right-hand column.
I am entering these in The Paper Players Red and Green Challenge #68 this week.
Thanks for Stopping by and have a great day! Terry
Here is one of the cards I made out of a Class in a Bag I was sent from Stampin’ Up! Everything to make this card and more was included, except a stamp set. So I used the flowers from the hostess set, Simply Sent. (You can only get this awesome stamp set by being a hostess at you own Stampin’ Up! Demonstration!)
Check out this ribbon! It’s theWild Wasabi 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon from Stampin’ Up! (125059). You can get a 10 yard roll for only $9.95, or join one of my ribbon shares if you don’t need that much and want more colors! (Keep scrolling down to see the ribbon shares.)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry
In case you all haven’t noticed, I love the little bird from the Bird Builder Punch (117191) and use it quite a bit. And since I love it so much, I’m going to offer it to you for 10% off until the end of September!! Just email me at: email@example.com, or call me at
(727)698-7509 to let me know you want it. It will be sent directly to your home address.
I also used the Elements of Style Stamp Set. The flowers were stamped in Rose Red Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and I stamped the bird in Pacific Point Ink. The Pacific Point piece of card stock and a larger piece of Whisper White were dry embossed with the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder. I used the “X is for EXTRA…That’s how special you are” stamp from the new Occasions Alphabet (This set is so cool…There is a sentiment for every letter of the alphabet!!) and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch. I backed it with Pacific Point, added rhinestones, and adhered it and the bird to the card front with Dimensionals. Then I added a bow made with Rose Red Seam Binding and wha-lah, my card is finished!
Oh heck, I like this card so much, too…I guess I’ll also offer the Elements of Style Stamp Set (wood – #118611, or clear – #120045), the Occasions Alphabet (wood – #117090, or clear – #123598), and the Decorative Label Punch (120907)for 10% off, as well!
(See more cards using the Bird Builder Punch on here by scrolling down and looking at older posts.)
So many of my customers have told me that they would love to purchase the new ribbon offered in the new catalog by Stampin’ Up! but don’t want to buy a whole roll. So, I have decided to try a ribbon share. This is my first attempt.
I love all the new ribbons in the brand new Stampin’Up! catalog but I have chosen only 3 styles and all colors in these 3 styles in this first share.
Each participant will receive 34 yards of ribbon.
I will do these shares in groups of 5. You will receive 2 yards of each ribbon for a total of 34 yards.
1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon, page 195
2 yards Basic Black
2 yards Cherry Cobbler
2 yards Chocolate Chip
2 yards Elegant Eggplant
2 yards Marina Mist
2 yards Melon Mambo
2 yards More Mustard
2 yards Old Olive
2 yards Pretty in Pink
2 yards Tangerine Tango
3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon page 194
2 yards Calypso Coral
2 yards Island Indigo
2 yards Lucky Limeade
2 yards Pool Party
2 yards Wisteria Wonder
3/8″ Denim Jean Ribbon, page 194
2 yards Artichoke
2 yards Blue
Cost for all 34 yards of ribbon is: $33.00
INSTRUCTIONS TO JOIN THE SHARE:
This ribbon share is only available to US addresses.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest in this share. When I have 5 people I will confirm your ribbon share. The share must be paid for in advance by Paypal (Use the Paypal button in the right column). When I receive payment from the 5 participants, then I will place the order, divvy it up, and get your shares to you. Shipping is included in this price.
You may order more than one share if you need more than 2 yards.
Thank you and please email me with any questions you have