Friday, November 23, 2012

Card Stock Christmas Centerpieces

Black Friday Sale this weekend!! 

Starts midnight Black Friday, November 23rd, and goes until 11:59 pm Cyber Monday, November 26th. (Pacific Standard Time)

Every flower tutorial that is along the right hand sidebar is on sale, buy one get one FREE*! (*free tutorial must be of equal or lesser value)  Yes, that's right!  Have you been waiting to purchase one of these?  Now is the time to grab one, and get one for free.  Stock up in time for Christmas! Simply make your purchase with the PayPal button found with your tutorial, and then either add a comment to purchaser as to which one you would like for free, or, simply send me an email after you complete your purchase letting me know which tutorial you would like to have for free.  It's as simple as that!!

To celebrate this sale, and to get ready for Christmas, I created two different Christmas centerpieces using my Long-Stemmed Rose Tutorial.  The roses are made entirely out of card stock!!  Which one do you like better?  The red roses in the mercury glass? Or the cream roses in the cranberries?  Both will make GORGEOUS centerpieces or Christmas gifts.  

Thanks to all of you who have already purchased the Long-Stemmed Rose Tutorial.  Here is another way to use it.  Fill a container of your choice with floral foam or filler such as artificial cranberries.  Make 13 Real Red or Very Vanilla coloured roses using the Long Stemmed Rose Tutorial.   The roses in the tutorial are full blown roses with multiple layers.  To make these roses, which are smaller, and resemble tighter roses just leaving the bud stage, simply make the roses as per the tutorial but only with 6 layers instead of the usual number in the tutorial.   Remember to give the petals in the last row a little variation so that all the roses do not look exactly the same.   Cut the stems to 3".   Push the dozen roses down into the floral foam or filler.   

Remember, ALL flower tutorials are on sale, this weekend.  Buy one get one free!  Enjoy. 

Starts midnight Black Friday, November 23rd, and goes until 11:59 pm Cyber Monday, November 26th.  (Pacific Standard Time)

Questions?  Feel free to email me.  I'd love to hear from you. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to our American viewers! 

Stay tuned for a big Black Friday tutorial sale starting tomorrow, Friday November 23rd, starting at midnight (Pacific Standard Time) !! Each and every flower tutorial along the right hand sidebar will be on sale for the Holiday weekend only!  Be sure to come back and join us tomorrow to check it out!! 

This card was inspired by Penny Smiley.  The leaves have been stamped out in Soft Suede ink onto lighter card stock (Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, and Certainly Celerly) and then sponged with darker ink (Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, and Old Olive) to add depth. 

Products used for this project:

Stamp Sets
: French Foliage, Seasonal Sayings

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Old Olive, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Certainly Celerly

Accessories and More: Designer Frames Folders, Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Decorating with Paper Pinecones

 These big, gorgeous, life-like, jumbo pinecones are made completely out of card stock and Stampin' Up! punches and dies.


 I've gone pinecone crazy! This year, I've decorated my holiday windows, mantle and front door with them. I've found tons of holiday decorating to do with them, and I know you will too!

 Thanks to all my customers who bought this tutorial and made it so successful!  I am always trying to show my customers how versatile these tutorials are.  For all of you who bought the Jumbo Pinecone Tutorial, here are more ways to use it.

For those of you who are interested in the Jumbo Pinecone Tutorial, there are two ways to get it.  It is available as a  stand alone tutorial here.  Or, it is also included in the Elegant Holiday Bouquet Tutorial here.  

Products used for these projects:

Stamp Set: Border Banter (to stamp on ribbon)

Ink:  Early Espresso (to stamp on ribbon)

Accessories and More: Pinecones from the Jumbo Paper Pinecone Tutorial, 7/8" Cotton Ribbon , Frost White Shimmer Paint, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, mini clothes pins, plastic snowflakes.  

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.