Archives for May 2014

Gum Holder

A great little gift to make and give to others.


Materials needed:
Card stock
Bird punch
Scalop punch
Word window punch

1 . Cut card stock 3 1/4 x 9 3/8 and score at 3″, 3 3/8″, 6 3/8″, & 6 3/4 then fold all scores with the 3″ in front.
2. Decorate with bird punch or whatever you want. Scallop front edge and punch word window punch in bottom flap.
3. Put sticky strip on inside bottom and adhere down. Stick in 3 or 6 pieces of gum and attach a piece of velcro to the front flap.
From Dawn ( Thanks Dawn)

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How to make a basic small box

Need a box for a small gift, well why not make your own.


Materials Needed:
Card stock
Score board
Sticky strip

Basic boxes are pretty easy and can be made in any size.
1. Cut this box base 6×6, and depending how deep you want it you can score at any width. This one will be scored at 2″ all the way around. Then fold and cut up two sides on each score mark. Assemble with sticky strip.
2. For lid cut card stock 31/16×3 1/16, score at 1″ all the way around. Cut up two sides on both score lines and assemble with sticky strip.
3. Put lid on bottom of the box and decorate the lid and bottom if you wish.

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WOW! What an awesome opportunity from Stampin’ Up!

Have you ever wanted to own your own business? Love to scrapbook, Stamp, or just craft? Then this awesome opportunity.may be for you. From May 30th til June 30th Stampin’ Up! is offering a $50 kit for you to join the fun. If you are interested please give me a call at 413-203-5196 or an email at [email protected] for more information
I offer lots of support and you can decide at any time after you get your kit that it’s not for you.
Brenda 🙂


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This Weeks Specials at Stampin’ Up!

What great deals.


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Fish card

This cute fish card can be given to anyone who likes to fish, Dad or a young boy.


Materials Needed:
Card stock white
Oval framlet
Hair gel ( blue or clear)
Small ziplock baggy
Big shot
Paper trimmer
Stamp Set (Open Sea)

1. Cut white card stock 8 1/2 x5 1/2 and Score at 4 1/4 and fold
Cut another piece of white card stock 5 1/4×4. Put single piece on top of 1/2 of second piece and die cut the oval with framlet
2. Stamp weeds on bottom of 5 1/4×4 piece and dinside of other piece.
Stamp fish in middle of oval on inside of card, color in, and spread with aqua painter.
3. Fill 4 1/2×3 inch baggy with hair gel and close. Fill about 1/4 to 1/2 full, close well and cut off excess of top of bag.
Attach baggy top of card with sticky strip. Take other piece and attach dementionals and sticky strip then attach to top of card.
Put on sentiment with dementionals and then take a spong and color on top of card and inside with blue to make look like water.
(Taken from Frenchie) Thank You

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New Stamping Room Sign

I just finished making my new sign for my stamping room, it came out great!
I used some rub on’s my new recruit gave me and I love them.
Thanks Kelly


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Sea life finger print note cards

Do love the sea? Then make these cut little note cards to add to gifts for a loved one.


Materials needed:
Marina mist card stock cut 3×6 and you will need 6 of them
Whisper white card stock cut 2 3/4×2 3/4, you need 6
Small envelopes if you wish
Ink pads in marina mist, melon mambo, pacific point, pumpkin pie, and Sahara sand.
Your fingers
Sponge daubers
The new blendabilities in coastal cabana, rich razzleberry
Snail adhesive
Black marker, I used the one from our project life series.

1. Fold marina mist card stock in half to form the base of the cards.
2. On piece of whisper white ink up your finger in pacific point and stamp it horizontally on 2 pieces of card stock, do the same with pumpkin pie on 2 other pieces, and then in melon mambo stamp your finger vertically.
3. The pacific point is the wale, draw on the features with the black pen. Make waves with the coastal cabana blendabilities and sponge dauber the bottom in marina mist.
For the fish, draw in his features and sponge the rest of the white in marina mist.
For the octopus draw on a face, make legs on him and color in with the rich razzleberry blendabilities. Sponge on Sahara sand ink at the bottom and marina mist at the top.
4. Adhere whisper white card stock to the marina mist card stock
And you are done.

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A week or so ago I got a new recruit and I think it is so awesome having a down line. I get to teach her everything I have learned and see the Joy in her eyes when she learns it. Wahoo!
Hugs Brenda

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I love my job

I love my job, it is so nice bringing Joy to others and helping them.

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Red, white, and blue banner

A great banner to hang up to show your patriotism.


Materials needed:
Real red, pacific point, and white card stock 2 of each cut 7×11
Big shot
Extended plates
Rosette die
Scalloped punches in 1 1/4, 1 3/4, & 2 3/8
Glue gun
Sticky strip
Needle and string
Glue stick
3/4 inch circle punch
Small scrap of DSP

1. With big shot and the rosette die, die cut two of each color real red, white, & pacific point. Fold lines into an accordion. Attach each like color together with sticky strip.
2. Glue the red, then white and then blue on top of each other, then string top to pull top together and then tie a knot.
3. Punch out 2 large scalloped circles, 2 medium scalloped circles and 2 small scalloped circle. Adhere together. Punch out 2 pieces of DSP from the 3/4 inch punch and glue on top.
4. Hot glue the scallopes to both side of the banner, and put hot glue in the middle placing ribbon on both inner sides, pushing together the middle.

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