Monday, December 20, 2010



1. Start with 12x12 inch PAPER. (I use a Carl Cutter and could not live without
one! You can get a good 10 or more sheets of d.s.p. paper cut at a time!)and card stock too!!
(CARL Heavy duty series dc-210/12")
D.S.P. ( NEWSPRINT, DECK THE HALLS, & and retired Old Olive d.s.p.)

2. CUT your 12x12 down to 10x10.

3. CUT that in half 2 directions so you should have 4 stacks of
5x5 inch paper.

4-5. Now...I picked up some very old SHEET MUSIC from a THRIFT STORE.
I needed a filler ( so to speak) To make my beautiful d.s.p. stretch a little. Well okay stretch a whole lot!!!

6. CUT THIS DOWN to the same measurement 5x5 inches. Save scraps! I'll Explain later!

to cut out around 160 scalloped circles. Wowzer!;)
Yes-I just went downstairs where it is hanging and counted for you! :)
I might be off by only a couple he!
With the BIG SHOT you can crank out a good amount a time!! Lovely :)

8. I used smooth card stock too. In CHERRY COBBLER and OLD OLIVE.

9. START ROLLING into a cone.
HINT: I found that just before if I would mist my paper with my water bottle it made it soo easy
to wrap into a cone and kinda stuck to my fingers staying in place better. Nice trick-trust me!

STAPLE AT BOTTOM. Stapling holds better than adhesive is cheaper and quicker!
If you click on Pic to enlarge on No.9 you can see at the bottom of the cone it has one scallop.
I made most of them layered with 2 sheets of various papers.

10. Here is that pic again!

11. See how much larger No.11 is? So all different shapes.
I used a wet strong adhesive to adhere my SU GLASS GLITTER.

12. I alternated with CHAMPAGNE and SILVER GLASS
because I wanted to keep this for a while...and I'd like it to go with both colors at Christmas time.
Plus...I just like the look of the two mixed as well.

13. You betcha I'm gonna whip out my TEXTURE PLATES!!
My favorite-love em! I used the SQUARE LATTICE FOLDER.
then lightly sponged SHIMMER PAINT in champagne Mist to pick up the top
dimension of the embossed paper.

14. I found it was easiest to lay them all down as I went to get an idea of how it will look
And the placement of colors etc...

15. Find what ever you can to trace a circle onto FOAM CORE. (your wreath base)
I picked my foam core up at Hobby Lobby ( craft store ). And I used a cross stitch hoop I had to trace my first circle.
It measured 10" round.

16. Then I took a straight blade or ( you know those things you use to open up packages?
The longer skinny ones?) I used that to roughly cut 2 1/2 inches around that circle for the outer most circle.

HELPFUL HINT: My finished wreath ended up being a 22 inch circle at it's widest point.
And an 8-9 inch circle in the middle.

STOP!! I didn't do 2 things I wish I had.
ONE-you should glue down random scraps you have left over on to the wreath base.
I would have used the sheet music scraps so that you can't see any of the foam core
and so that it all blends and looks nice. Like wrap around the edge a bit.
Especially...if you are hanging on a mirror which I have done. Cool look-very pretty!!
TWO-you should wrap the ribbon ( you choose to hang it with ) around your wreath base FIRST!
BEFORE you start gluing the scalloped cones on.
I did not do these 2 steps-wish I did! That's what happens when you figure it all out as you go!

17. In this I said, I laid them all out first. Then I placed the hoop I traced my circle with
to see how far out to place them. To give me a rough idea.

18. Dust off that trusty ole glue gun and put that baby to work!
Don't start a big wreath like this without a good package of glue sticks. I went through about a half pack or more.
Start HOT GLUING them all down!

19. LAYER INWARD. I pointed mine a little off here and there so things weren't so perfect and

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Get to desired fullness-And you're DONE!!

Have fun making a gorgeous wreath! These are stunning!!
and so fun to make!

Please leave me a comment-
I would love to hear from my blog friends:)
Merry Christmas ya'll!

TOODLES!! Angela!

Sunday, December 19, 2010



YAY check off my "crafty-DO" list of things I wanted to make this Holiday Season.
I just knew when I saw this baby-well...not THIS one but one hanging in the Stampin'Up! building
and all the other GORGEOUS paper wreaths and trees and all sorts of fun things made outta paper
I just had to make one!

I had no clue ware to start though? I wondered is it on a flat piece?
Or a foam wreath?? And I searched and searched on line and could not find
a good tutorial or a free one and was off to figuring it all out myself.
Can't be too hard right? That is what I tell myself each time I start a project.
Bwaaa-! ...Anyway...

So when making this project I took LOTS of pics so I could make a tutorial for
all of you!!
My blog friends!!!

Right now we are off to Family's house for get togethers!!
But when I come back I will have some more goodies
and a tutorial to follow!!

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday Season!!
Thanks for the sweet comments and new faces!

Take care everyone!!!

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Contempo Christmas Card

I wanted to try something new and fresh-of course
the candy cane d.s.p.was my source of inspiration!
for this card I made recently
at my CARD CLUB!

It has such a cool look to it- I love
how big and chunky the pieces are and how they reflect off the light.


Polka Dots EMBOSSING FOLDER see...I'm obsessed! he:)
the Belle stamp WHEEL
( I can see using this one for so many different things. So pretty.)
Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon yum!
and the cute little tinsel is the TINSEL TRIM from the mini.

I was surprised at how much I liked this COLOR SCHEME! ( for Christmas.
Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, and Very Vanilla.

Very fun and cheery! ;)

Hope all is well with ya'll this crazy but WONDERFUL time of year!
I'm off to beddy bie

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Monday, December 6, 2010

French Foliage Card

OO I just love this set.
The leafs are so beautiful!

This is a close case to the one in the mini-I changed it a bit!
And no I can't get enough of my TEXTURE PLATES!!!

I used some fun SU! goodies!
Early Espresso 5/8" SATIN RIBBON
and the
French Foliage STAMP SET.

Color Combo:
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso & a little Daffodil Delight.
Ahh these are beautiful RICH Fall colors!

This tag was stamped on the Naturals Ivory card stock.
The leaves, after rolling on different ink colors and stamping-
I then went over some areas with my AQUA PAINTER to get a soft
watercolor look-just playing around-having fun right? That's all that matters:)

Any who this is one of my Fall Projects I hadn't got to posting...
been working on lots of fun Christmas things-I will post later!
Having so much fun this Holiday Season-I just love the Holidays!!
I'm just taking it all in!

Have a wonderful Day!
TOODLES!! Angela
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

French Foliage Card

I just love this new set FRENCH FOLIAGE

The leaf images are so Gorgeous and so real!

Okay I've decided one of my favorite things I like to incorporate when designing
or making something is...TEXTURE
So-yep you guessed it. I get EVERY embossing folder we carry. Or at least WANT them all!
because I just still go nuts when I pull off my crisp deeply embossed piece of paper!
Yummy!! It adds so much dimension and interest to your projects!!

Here I used our WOOD SHEETS. It is actually wood paper. You can see the
grain in the paper!! A bit thicker than
card stock and so FUN to work with!

Helpful Hints:
This card was super easy to make. I stamped my leaf images in
Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, and Old Olive. The (wording) stamped image is in the Early Espresso
And the Gratitude strip is from the stamp set SEASONAL SENTIMENTS in Cherry Cobbler.
Oh yeah and then I used my COLOR SPRITZER with Early Espresso ink!
Embossing folder SQUARE LATTICE

this does not have to be I think this makes for a great masculine card.
Yep-I need to give this to my hubby:)

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Friday, November 26, 2010

THANKSGIVING Place Setting Card

Here is a place setting card
using the FRENCH FOLIAGE Stamp Set as well.
Gotta love this set!
You could easily just write the name in basic black ink instead of stamping GREATFUL
like I did. But this was just a sample.
Had to try this after seeing a similar one in Stampin' Success
And if you're wondering...
I had picked up these cute pine cone holders from good old
Pottery Barn last time I was there. This Fall.
Gosh I love that place-wish I didn't!$

I roughed up my edges with the corner of my scissors
And then I stamped the leaf image ( showing on top) using the rock and roll technique.
Then I pulled out my COLOR SPRITZER one of my fave tools:)
And spritzed a little early espresso ink.
You know when you look at a real leaf they have those little dots on them always??
Have you ever noticed that?

Any who
Then I sponged a little bit of my ( Champagne Mist )
SHIMMER PAINT on top of hte leaf so pretty.
I love the shimmer paint!

I am loving the TEA STAIN ink that comes in the
I'm praying that they make a full ink pad with it!
It is the perfect aged color.
The color you would see on the pages of an old book or something?


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French Foleage Gift box

Hey bloggies!
Here is a super duper quick gift box I whipped up in laterally in minutes.
I saw the gift bag in Stampin' Success (pics below) and just duplicated a similar version
with what I had on hand.

I use the iridescent ice around the edges
and I just LOVE LOVE the FONT
here ( in this pic ) just one of the beautiful stamps from the


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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Place setting cards & Gift Box

Thanksgiving Place setting cards & Gift Box

This was a super fun project we made recently

This belly band slides off and inside is 16 Place setting cards.

I made the box exactly to fit the name cards
with a little divider inside to hold them nice and straight.

We had to whip out a bunch of these little guys
so the design is super easy and clean.
Gotta love those Punches!!!

I was inspired when I saw this box

The Southern Stamper
and thought I'd make one too-but bigger to fit the little place setting I had
already designed for my class.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Modern Napkin Folds

Hey bloggies
I know it is a tradition for a lot of us to sit down to a beautiful THANKSGIVING table
VERY SOON with some of the most fabulous and best things in life right? Family and food!!
So when watching one of my very favorite shows this week I thought...I just had to share!
I am EXCITED to try one of these folds with our napkins-how pretty!!
and just in time!

So for 7 different folding instructions and step by step pictures you can click here!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stampin Success BANNER

French Foliage Stamp Set
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Inkspirational Pick! from Stampin' Success Catalog

One of the MANY benefits of being a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator
is that Stampin'up! sends to us Demonstrators an amazing catalog (Stampin Success).
Filled with ideas, motivational tips, and aspects on building our business!
I always look forward to getting mine each month to read through
and to see the amazing ideas they put together for us demonstrators!!

Ooo I just loove this Autumn Spice paper and coordinating stamp set Day of Gratitude!!!

Autumn Tray

Paper: Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper
Accessories & Tools Wooden tray

Basket of Pumpkins

Stamps: Day of Gratitude Set
Paper: Whisper White Card Stock Cajun Craze Textured Card Stock Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper
Ink: Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools: Linen Thread Brights Designer Buttons Neutrals 5/16" Jumbo Brads
Stampin' Dimensionals Crimper Crop-A-Dile Big ShotLeaves #2 Originals Die Basket Spray bottle with water

Jar Toppers

Stamps: Day of Gratitude Set
Paper: Whisper White Card Stock Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper
Ink: Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools:Linen thread Stampin' Dimensionals Big Shot Scallop Circle Bigz Die Batting Honey,
granola, apricot preserves Jars Spray bottle with water

Happy Thanksgiving Card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")

Stamps: Style Beautiful Set Thankful For Set Wonderfully Worn Background Stamp
Paper:Very Vanilla Card Stock Cajun Craze Textured Card Stock Early Espresso Textured Card Stock More Mustard Textured Card Stock Old Olive Textured Card Stock Pear Pizzazz Textured Card Stock
Newsprint Designer Series Paper Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad Distressing Essentials Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories & Tools: Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim Vintage Trinkets Stampin' Dimensionals Big Shot Leaves #2 Originals DieVintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Sewing machine and thread

Enjoy! TOODLES-Angela!
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Fall everyone!

This card today-
is a card I made right from our Holiday mini catalog.
This stamp is just too pretty and can be used in so manydifferent ways-I love it.

I stamped the image first in the colors showing
and then cut it out (just inside) the brown frame ( see the second layer)?
Then I stamped the whole thing again-only coloring what might show on the sides this time
cutting around the outer edge of the brown frame.
( See The bottom layer )?
Then it has a third and fourth layer in the middle if you look closely.
And finished with an itty bitty pearl. I love these too!
-A must have!
These itties:) add just a tiny touch of elegance-without overpowering-so pretty.

I sanded the paper to give it that highlight effect.
Ahh...I am just loving this Autumn Spice Designer Paper!
and theDay of Gratitude stamp set.
The images are beautiful and match the paper-love that!!!

HELPFUL HINTS: Card base 5 1/4" by 4 1/8"
Saffron colored d.s.p. 4 3/4" by 3 1/8"
Tag-1 " thick.
Old Olive strip 1/4" thick.

Hey thanks for stopping by today!TOODLES!!! -Angela!

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