Here’s a perfect card to complement the Fall weather that just rolled in!
With Crystal Effects and some Autumn themed stamping, you too can create these great Butterfly Pins! Want to be the first one to see the video? Then, join my mailing list! In October, if you sign up for the Paperinkle Post email list, you will receive first notice of videos and a weekly newsletter filled with great ideas! It’s free so sign up today!
Here’s a gift card holder which can double as a treat bag! It features World Spectacular DSP and Sweater Ribbon. The window cut out holds a gift card encased in a cell bag, however, all you need to do it fill the cello bag with treats and you have a great treat holder or party favor!
Here’s a quick and easy card set created using Stampin’ Up!’s World Spectacular DSP and You’re Amazing stamp set.
Memorable Moments is the perfect stamp set for celebrating milestone anniversaries and birthdays!
And today was just one such occasion with Julie’s Golden Birthday! Julie turned 23 on the 23rd so we found some time to celebrate!
Bread loaf is wrapped in Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (126895) and decorated with “For You” from the Layered Labels (127070 wood, 127072 clear) stamp set, stamped in early espresso (126974) and more mustard (126964)inks and cut out with Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies (127003) and Large Oval Punch (119855).
Recipe: Orchard Harvest Apple Bread
3/4 cups white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar,3/4 coconut oil
until light and fluffy.
2 eggs (one at a time) and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon of baking soda
Mix just enough to combine in the dry ingredients.
Shred 4 apples and combine with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup maple syrup and 1/2 cup Craisins
Stir apple mixture into batter and divide into 2 greased loaf pans.
Make topping by cutting 1/2 stick of butter with 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of flour to combine in pea sized crumbles. Crumble on top of loaves before baking.
Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes. (baking time varies with moisture from apples – be sure to check at 20 minutes.
Stampin’ Up!’s Festival of Prints Desiger Series Paper is not just for the holiday season! Here’s a thinking of you card shared in Stampin’ Success that shows how versatile this paper is:
|Thinking of You Card (5.5″ x 4.25″)|
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Accessories & Tools
Halloween is right around the corner – here’s a great card that’s festive and fun! The stamped imaged is adhered to a spider web embossed background to make the card but it could just as easily be used as a tag on a sack of Halloween treats!
One of the great things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is getting access to tons of great ideas! Check out this treat box – an idea featured in our Stampin’ Success magazine, available to Stampin’ up! demonstrators.
Sending Christmas Wishes Treat Box
Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set
Distressed Dots Background Stamp
Baja Breeze Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad
Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad
2011-2013 Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories & Tools
Lucky Limeade 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine
Early Espresso Baker’s Twine
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Merry Minis Punch Pack
Snow Flurry Bigz Die
Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die
- Stamp the Distressed Dots background in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White Card Stock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″). Die cut the box using the Big Shot and the Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die. Assemble the box.
- Wrap a 10-1/2″ piece of Lucky Limeade 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon around the Fancy Favor box.
- Adhere a 3″ x 1/2″ piece of Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper over the ribbon.
- Cut snowflakes out of 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ pieces of Baja Breeze Card Stock and Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper using the Big Shot and the medium snowflake from the Snow Flurry Bigz Die. Layer the snowflakes and adhere them to the front of the box.
- Thread a 9″ piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine through a Vintage Faceted Designer Button, tie it in a bow, and adhere the button to the center of the layered snowflakes.
- Stamp the foliage motif from the Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set in Lucky Limeade ink on a 3-3/4″ x 3/4″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Stamp the greeting in Island Indigo ink next to the foliage. Fishtail one end of the card stock and dot around the edge with the Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Write Marker. Punch a star from Cherry Cobbler Card Stock using the Merry Minis Punch Pack, adhere the star to the banner, then adhere the banner around a wooden dowel.
- Wrap a 4″ x 1-1/4″ piece of Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper around a wooden dowel and adhere the ends together. Fishtail the end.
- Fill a 6″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag with treats. Tie the bag with Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, slide the dowels into the bag, and put the bag in the Fancy Favor box.
Stampin’ Up! is celebrating back to school with a thank you tool for teachers! My digital studio is now available free to teachers and other school staff!
My Digital Studio can be used to :
Create bulletin board décor
Celebrate student achievements with digitally crafted certificates and awards
Make birthday cards for students
Create parent flyers or newsletters
Create a photobook of a special class activity, or an overview of the whole year
and so much more!
Please note, if your school has already received a donation from Stampin’ Up! and has exceeded the amount of donations that we allow in a given time period they will not be able to participate. Donations will be met on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. Please note Stampin’ Up! will follow-up with the schools to see how they are using the software and may contact them for stories about the usage. This offer is only available in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
So what are you waiting for? Get your free copy today!
Wait – you’re not a teacher but still want this digital crafting product? No problem, you can try it out free for 30 days here !
Eat a Cupcake!
What a perfect sentiment for Friday! This canvas was created using the Stampin’ Up! Carry On Hostess set and Birds of a Feather DSP. And of course your couldn’t follow my advice without a great recipe:
Margarita Cupcakes (adopted from Confections of a Foodie Bride)
Yield: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 25 minutes | Bake Time: 25 minutes
For the Cupcakes:
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
Zest and juice of 1½ limes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk
For the Frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2¾ cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Pinch of coarse salt
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
3. In an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter and sugar together until pale, light, and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
4. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and add the eggs one at at time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
5. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla extract. If you want ot kick up your cupcakes a notch – here’s when you would add an optional splash of tequila! Mix until combined
6. Reduce the mixer speed low. Alternate the addition of the dry ingredients with the buttermilk and mix only until just incorporated.
7. Divide the batter between the muffin cups. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until just slightly golden and a skewer shows only moist crumbs attached, rotating the pan at the halfway point.
8. Allow cupcakes to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, and then remove to a cooling rack. Optional: Brush the tops of the cupcakes with the 1 to 2 tablespoons of tequila. Set the cupcakes aside to cool completely before frosting them.
9. To make the frosting, whisk the butter on medium-high speed of an electric mixer using the whisk attachment for 5 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium-low, and gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing and scraping the sides of the bowl until all is incorporated. Kick up the speed to medium for about 30 seconds. Add the lime juice, salt and another splash of tequila if you would like, and mix on medium-high speed until fluffy. If the frosting appears a bit too soft, add some additional sugar, one spoonful at a time until desired consistency is reached. Frost cupcakes and garnish, if desired, with lime zest, an additional sprinkling of salt and a lime wedge or a piece of lime candy.
One of the really fun things about a Stampin’ Up! Convention is meeting other demonstrators and swapping cards. Earlier I shared the 3×3 card I made to swap and I promised to share the fabulous cards I received. Here’s a fun video tour of are a few of my favorites created by demonstrators from across the US!
See one you love? It’s ok to case (copy and share everything) – leave me a comment if you see a favorite and I’d be glad to share a template or more information on the card “recipe”!
Have you seen the latest Rachel Ray Magazine with Mustache themed party ideas?If not, check out www.rachelraymag.com/stache for great recipes and party ideas. Then download Many Mustaches from My Digital Studio and you are ready to party!
Make something that means something with these great square gift boxes!
Simple, easy. meaningful and super cute – exactly what every good craft should be!
Stampin’ Up Googly Ghouls and Toxic Treats combine with a 4×6 deep edge artist canvas, mod podge, paint and Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper to make a Halloween Decoration for any room in your house!
I am so lucky to have the opportunity to not only love what I do but to work with a great team!
Here’s some recent cards I sent to celebrate recent accomplishments:
Blender pens are a great addition to your stamping tool bag! They give you the flexibility to turn your other coloring supplies into watercolors. You can use blender pens with water based markers, inks, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons and even pastels.
They give you the precision of a pen with the look of watercolors and best yet, the Stampin’ Up! Blender Pens come in a pack of three with two flexible tips on each pen. The tip easily cleans off with just a stroke or two on a piece of scrap paper. That means you can use the same pen for one project and a variety of colors.
To use a blender pen to create a watercolor effect, color or outline a stamped image with Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, or Watercolor Pencils. Pull and blend the colors with the blender pen. You can also dip the blender pen into Stampin’ Pastels or Classic Stampin’ Pads and apply directly to paper.
If your blender pens run out of juice here’s a quick tip to refill:
- 2 tablespoons glycerin
- 2 oz. distilled water (important to use distilled water, which is chemical free, to keep your pen from molding with the refill)
- ¾ teaspoon rubbing alcohol
Soak blender pen tips in the refill solution or take apart the pen by gently pulling off one tip then use an eye dropper to refill the barrel.
Please leave a comment and share your favorite use for blender pens!