Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Case It Wednesday - Positive Thoughts Pizza Box

Hello there friends! Are you ready for a fabulous Case It Wednesday (AND a sneak peek at an upcoming NEW coordination product as well)?

This week, I'm focused on one of Stampin' Up BRAND NEW stamp sets called "Positive Thoughts". It's a very sweet and soft feeling set that makes me think of a fabulous vintage collage.
Beautiful isn't it?

The project I CASE'd was so much fun to do and it's just as cute as it can be! You'll find it on page 23 of the 2020 Spring Mini Catalog (upper right hand corner).

It was so exciting to see the pink pizza box and I wanted to share how to create it.  Stampin' Up carries White and Gold, but no other colors.  However, we can make a pizza box in any color we choose by simply adding a few drops of ink refill and some alcohol to one of our little Stampin' Spritzers!

I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOVE this technique, and you will too!  Look at how beautiful that (once white) pizza box is! Imagine making birthday party or anniversary favors and making the boxes to coordinate with the celebration colors.

It's super easy to do! Just lay out a piece of newspaper to protect your work surface, lay the Pizza Box out with the matte side up, spritz the color all over the box so it's coated evenly, and then let it dry.  If you're impatient like me, you can use your heat tool to dry it faster.

What can I say, I wanna keep working NOW!!! LOL.

I used my sponge daubers to get the two tone effect on the flower and feather.  Just daub a little Saffron in the middle and then daub the Rococo Rose all around the edges.  I went back over the middle with the Saffron, just to make sure there were no bare spots. I love the effect!

Now, I mentioned that there would be a SNEAK PEEK of an upcoming coordinations product didn't I?

I'm excited to share that the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set is going to have it's own set of dies too!!


They'll be available on February 4th, so be on the lookout!! That's just a few short days away.  GAAAAH!!!!  There are FOUR other die sets coming along with them too!!  OH MY GOODNESS!!!! You're gonna FLIP!! They're amazing!

Here's the sneak peek of the Positive Thoughts dies:

Not only is there a die to cut out the stamped feather, but there's also a bigger one that embosses AND cuts another out! YAYAYA!!! AND, that rectangle frame up there? Its got a BEAUTIFUL lacy type pattern around the frame. Not quite stitching, not quite filigree.  You'll have to see for yourself!

Ok, once I stamped and cut the flower and feather, I stamped the floral cluster in Crumb Cake on a piece of 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" Whisper White Cardstock.  I also stamped off and added a butterfly in Mint Macaron, over the top of the cluster.  I added a strip of Rococo Rose Cardstock (3/4" x 2 7/8") about half an inch up from the bottom of the Whisper White piece. Then, I attached the feather with snail and the flower overlapping with dimensionals.  I tied a length of Mint Macaron ribbon around the box and into a bow.  The last thing was to stamp the sentiment on a piece of 1" x 2 7/8" Whisper White cardstock, and attach it to the top of the box using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Use a few of those brand new Champagne Rhinestones to finish it off nicely.

This was such a fun project.  Now I'll need to make a set of 3x3" matching cards & envelopes for it. 
Would you like to have this beautiful little box of notecards?  Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite new Mini Catalog product is.  I'll do a random drawing for someone to win the box! :-D

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! Have a fantastic evening!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

January 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Projects

Hola friends!  How are you this fine Tuesday?  I hope you're well.  I thought I'd share a little Paper Pumpkin with you today. :-)

Did you know:

Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscriptions qualify for Sale-a-Bration rewards?  WHAT?!  Yup! That means with a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription you'll receive FREE items from the Sale-a-Bration brochure!

I mean, you're subscribed (or going to subscribe) anyways right?  But when you do a 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription, you can take advantage of Sale-a-Bration in a BIG WAY!  Also, when you purchase the 12 month subscription, you get your 12th month FREE!!!  That's on TOP of the Sale-a-Bration rewards!


Plus, you don't have to worry about your monthly cost for a whole year! AWESOME!

This is how I do my own Paper Pumpkin subscription too. I wanna get the biggest bang for my buck and it doesn't get much bigger than this!

If you're already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you will see the promo code area when you login to your account. You would just add the code and it would automatically take over in place of your monthly cost.

If you're brand new and want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin, you can click one of the options here to be taken directly to my website ordering page.

Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Subscriptions

As you can see, this is THE WAY to go to make the most of Paper Pumpkin. :-D If you have any questions, or would like to chat about it, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. 

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop: All You Need Is Love

Good Morning Stampin' friends! How are you today? It's time for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!! YAYAYA!!  This month's theme is "All You Need Is Love".  Ain't that the truth? :-D John Lennon may have been on to somethin!  With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to think about all the special Valentine's in our lives.  Do you make your Spouse a Valentine?  Maybe your children or grandchildren?   Whoever you give Valentines to, You're sure to find lots of inspiration in this month's hop!

Alrighty then! My project is a cute and sweet little M&M treat box.  I love M&Ms and since they always bring out the red, pink, and white ones for Valentine's Day, I thought that would be a terrific gift.

The box is a really simple too!  Take a look at the diagram here for measurements. 

I let Stampin' Up do all the actual work for me. I used a heart doily and punched that fancy heart from our beautiful Designer Series Paper.  I also covered my box with a striped sheet of coordinating DSP.   Just cut two at 1 1/2" x 3" for the front and back, and one at 3/4" x 3" for the flap.  Then, I added a few of the new fancy gems for some embellishment. 

There you go friends! You can make FOUR of these boxes out of one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock. WOW! That means you can easily make these for your kiddos' classroom and be the "cool" mom!

Now, I didn't check to see how many of these boxes one bag of the M&Ms would fill. I am going to GUESS roughly 10 of them though.   If you're like me, you'll also wanna grab an extra bag for yourself to snack on while you work! Yummo!!
Ok friends, There you have it! Don't forget to click the NEXT button here, to go over to Miss Ange McKay's blog. She's got a project that will knock your socks off! Be sure to hop all the way around so you don't miss out on any of the fantastic projects everyone has to share!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you'd like to purchase the products I used to create today's project, simply click any of the icons here to be taken directly to my website! Enjoy!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

My New Improved Candy Jar Labels!

If you've been following me on YOUTUBE, Facebook, or Instagram lately, you've likely seen all about #Craftroomagedden2020 and what a DISASTER my room was when we started this project.

I'm thrilled to say that the foundation of The Stampin' Chic's Stampin' Studio is finally established and it's time to focus on all those little finite organizational details.

One of the areas i've been able to tidy up quickly (and thus, my favorite!) is some of the candy stash I have on hand. I use candies in a lot of my 3D projects and treat packages, so I like having a variety on hand.  But, if I don't have ONE specific place for it to be, the stash can get out of hand FAST!

What can I say? I love chocolate!!

I found these absolutely ADORABLE treat jars at the Dollar Tree (which makes them just the right price)! One jar will fit a standard size bag of Lindt Truffles, so that works out PERFECTLY!

I used a black dry erase marker to write the flavors on the lids, but realized right away that I didn't like that. BLEH!

Boring and terrible!

I created a simple word doc for the circles, and used a fun font I found on the internet (Janda Stylish Script).

 Then I stamped a little "texture" using the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set, in Granny Apple Green, to make them not so stark.

The word doc lines up with the 2 3/8" Layering Circle Die perfectly.  (You're welcome! hehe)

I used Melon Mambo for the Layered Scalloped Circle to keep the colors of my room coordinated with this project. 

I LOVE these colors together! :-D

And, I really like how they all look together on the shelf! SUPER CUTE!

From THIS:


Thanks so much for stopping by today my friends! I hope you enjoyed today's little organizational tidbit! By the way, these jars would be perfect for all sorts of things: Buttons, flowers, bling, etc.  You name it!

Have a wonderful day!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies I used today, you can find them by clicking the icons below. You'll be taken directly to my website where you can add them to your cart!

Remember, It's SALE-A-BRATION time, so that means for every $50 you purchase, you'll earn a FREE product from the sale-a-bration catalog!  See the catalog on my website. Click an icon to go directly. :-)

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