Month: October 2014

SU Chalk Talk with an Angled Tag Punch – EOS Lip Balm Holder

Hey there, crafters! It’s time for another Friday Mashup Challenge – # 184.

Lisa is looking for some different takes on a box for gifting given with a thankful heart.




Here’s your Mashup Challenge:

Create a “Box Project.

“Create a project with a “Thanksgiving or Thankful Theme.”

or Mash it Up!

and create a “Thanksgiving- or Thankful-Themed Box.”

My daughter loves the new round EOS lip balms. I thought I would create a little box type holder for one of these popular items. Of course, the color is just perfect to go with last year’s Fresh Prints DSP.

EOS Holder

I simply made a little stand out of a 3 1/2 ” square scored in 3/4″ on all four sides with a circle framelit cut out for the lip balm to sit in.

EOS box stand

Then I cut two 2″ x 4 1/4″ pieces of DSP and used the Angled Tag Punch to bring the tops together with a sweet little Pool Party cotton ribbon. A touch of Real Red ribbon finished off the Crumb Cake Base. I stamped “For You,” from the Chalk Talk stamp set and added a Crumb Cake border using a Circle Framelit bordered by the 1 3/4″ scallop punch.  I was so pleased how the inside pattern of the DSP was complementary with the outside and not distracting as some double sided papers seem to be. I thought the posies deserved some pearl accompaniment as well:)

*My Mash Up thankful theme will be put to use when this goes to someone as a thank you!

SU Chalk Talk EOS Holder

And, this week, Stampin’ Up Only Challenges #108  has a

The Treat’s the Thing” theme,

so I am going to share it with everyone over there!


SU Weekly Deals 10/28 through 11/3

Hello everyone!

Here are the Weekly Deals

Tuesday, October 28 through Monday, November 3…

Weekly Deals 10:28 - 11:3

A few tidbits on the Word Bubbles Framelits:

The SU Just Sayin’ stamp set coordinates with the Word Bubbles framelits.

Here is a card I used one on that was trendy and artsy:

SU Just Sayin' blow ink art

On my Lego card below, I used a Word Bubble framelit

with another stamp set called Remembering Your Birthday.

This shows how you can use the framelits with other sets you have in your collection.

SU Remembering Your Birthday Legos final

 I am always looking for die cut shapes to cut out sentiments, and I found that the Word Bubbles framelits can be used as a “shape” by just trimming off the tail. So, even if you are not into the trendy coordinating stamp set, the framelits are a versatile product and now at a discount!

 I also love the Large Scallop Edgelit- so easy to use- just place it on your paper with the magnetic plate and run it through the Big Shot. Here is a sample that shows how it can add a simple yet eye-catching touch to a card design:

SU Vivid Vases Watercolor Final

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SU Bright and Beautiful

A nice CAS design was up for Freshly Made Sketches # 159  this week.

I just love how a challenge jumpstarts my creativity…


I was using the gorgeous SU Bright and Beautiful stamp set last night as I was preparing for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack this Saturday- so excited to stamp with my girls and some new friends, too!  Since it was on my desk (and floor, and couch),  I grabbed my All is Calm DSP, my Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizzazz ink, along with my star framelits and came up with this:

SU Bright and BEautiful !!!!!


SU Bright and Beautiful Close up FMS

I did pull out a sentiment from Christmas Bliss that I think fits PERFECTLY!

In case you missed this photopolymer stamp set when it came out

(before the Holiday Catalog), here it is…

Item # 138897

138897O1 Christamas Bliss

* I was inspired by Inge Groot’s neat tag card I saw on Pinterest.

SU Four Feathers

Wow! Heidi’s challenge at the Friday Mashup #183 is really, really cool.

If you have not tried it yet, this is the challenge for you!

It is called the Iron Off Emboss Technique. You heat emboss an image with white or clear powder, then sponge over the image. After this, use a medium heat iron and a piece of paper over the image to remove the embossed material leaving the image intact that was embossed. I was so impressed with it.


Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
Create a project with “Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist & Baked Brown Sugar”
Create a project with the “Iron-Off Embossing Technique.”
Link to technique HERE.
Mash it Up! and create a “Project using the colors above & the Iron-Off Embossing Technique.”

SU Four Feathers Iron Off Emboss

I was so excited to try the technique that I forgot to see what the “mash up” was with it. I picked my colors and went to town designing my card around the technique. THEN, I remembered to check the mashup. I was pleasantly surprised to see I chose colors similar to Heidi’s colors this week, we will just pretend my Baked Brown Sugar got burned and turned into Early Espresso…

When you first see this card, you might think  the background feathers are heat embossed with white embossing powder but no…that is the white panel peeking though after the embossing was removed with the paper and a medium heat iron. It was super clean and so smooth to the touch that I thought I could stamp the sentiment right over it with a solid look. However, there must be some “tooth” created from the sponged paper or some residue left that kept the sentiment image from being solid. I was not too upset since if it was actually still heat embossed, I don’t think the sentiment would have turned out as well as it did? I was pressed for time or I would have done it again. I was just so impressed how neat the embossing came off, nothing was going to get me frazzled….lol.

Check out what the Design Team has done with this challenge.

I hope you try it and upload your card to the gallery.

We would LOVE to have you play along!