Monday, December 6, 2010

My Other UStamp Project: Tree Trimmings Holiday Tile Coaster Set

Here is my other UStamp project from Get a Jump on Your Jingle 2010.  It is a set of Holiday Tile Coaster Set using the Tree Trimmings Stamp Set.

As always, if you want to see the tutorial for it, all you need to do is register for UStamp by clicking on this link:   UStamp Site

 Hope you are all having a nice week.  See you again soon!!!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

I'm Back to Blogging!

Sorry for my extended absence from my blog. Life kinda got in the way and November was just a busy busy month.

My family and I went on a vacation to Singapore for 10 days and when we got back, I had to play catch up on all my club, workshop and UStamp commitments.

So, while I've been gone from the blogging world, I've made a few projects. One of which is my UStamp project and here is the sneak peek for that:

1st Ustamp project:

Holiday Headbands

If you would like to see the tutorial for this project, all you have to do is visit the Ustamp site and register for the event "Get a Jump on Your Jingle, Holiday Papercrafting 2010". There are over 40+ awesome tutorials for you to enjoy.

Tomorrow, I will be posting my 2nd Ustamp project so watch out for it.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Santa Claus Card

Hi Everyone!

Sorry I have been neglecting my blog lately but I've been really busy and haven't had time to take pictures for the blog.  Today, I want to show you a card I am making with my club members this coming month.  I already made it with my Stamp Club members yesterday and they really liked it.  It was fun to make.  I love love love this Santa from the Jolly Old Saint Nick Stamp set.

I got the idea of the card from Becky Roberts (a fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator) and just changed it up a little bit with the paper and ribbon and I used the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die for the Big Shot to put on top of the card.  I also used the Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment. 

I will post the 3D item tomorrow so watch out for it!  Have a great day!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Party This Way - Middle Reveal Slider Gift Card Holder

My other set of cards was just featured on the UStamp With Dawn and Friends...Cards with Cool Moves 2010 this morning.  It is a Middle Reveal Slider that holds a gift card.  Perfect for birthday presents!

You can get a step by step tutorial on this on a PDF by registering at the UStamp website along with 40 other great set of Moving Cards that will sure inspire you! 


Saturday, October 9, 2010

We have a winner!!!!

I would like to thank you once again for joining my Blog Candy to win a Free Pass for the next round of UStamp with Dawn & Friends:  Get a Jump on Your Jingle...Holiday Papercrafting 2010!

First to answer my own question, my favorite Holiday Stamp Set lately is the Jolly Old Saint Nick Stamp Set!  I love how it could be contemporary or vintage depending on what color you use with it.

Now for the winner....  I had used this time to find our lucky winner!  The winning comment is comment #7 which is....

Pam said...
Hi Gilda, Following you from SC! I must agree with Chanda-my fav is Dasher! He's a go to for me. I'd luvvv to win this contest!! Pam Snyder

Pam, I will forward your information to Dawn and you should receive your invitation to the Event right before it starts.  If you don't receive it, please let me know so I can check on it for you.

Again, thank you so much for everyone who joined.  Till the next Blog Candy...


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

BLOG CANDY: Win a Free Pass to UStamp with Dawn and Friends - Get a Jump On Your Jingle...Holiday Papercrafting 2010!


Whew!  That was quite a long title!  I am so excited to be designing again for the next round of UStamp With Dawn and Friends.  This next round is called Get a Jump on Your Jingle...Holiday Papercrafting Edition 2010!  This event will run from November 12th to December 1st and Early Bird Pricing of $19.95 US is now open…until October 15th when the price will go to $24.95 US.  So, if you are as excited as I am, register now and don't miss out on all the fun!  This is going to be a magical holiday event that you do NOT want to miss!!!

“Get A Jump On Your Jingle” will give you all the inspiration you will need to help you create all your papercrafting gifts, Stamping classes and camps and make your celebrations extra extra special. No need to stress over the hustle and bustle of trying to create last minute Holiday Gifts…Get A Jump On Your Jingle and sit back an relax when the Holidays arrive!!!
Color Combo’s ROCK…Why change a REALLY GREAT thing, right??!! Well, for the Holiday event we will still include the Color Combo with each project however, we will need to tweak it just a little bit and allow for a few overlaps. 40 Different color combos is just impossible for the Holiday Theme. No worries tho!! The Designers are thinking “outside the color combo box” to come up with some extordinary color combos…just not 40 different ones. I know you will agree that 40 projects with 40 coordinating cards & envelopes in 20 days, with NO REPEATS including with PDFS, will definitely help you Get A Jump On Your Jingle!!!

Now, for the good part....I am offering a FREE PASS to ONE LUCKY BLOG READER!!!  All you need to do is become a follower and then write a comment letting me know what is your favorite Holiday Stamp Set from Stampin' Up.  If you are already a follower, all you need to do is post a comment to be entered to win.   Also, in that comment, please don't forget to leave your name and your e-mail address so that I can forward it to Dawn to send  you the Free Pass.  This is going to be a quick one.  You have until October 8th, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. EST to post your comment and I will announce the winner soon after.

Thank you for following my blog and for all your sweet comments!  I love reading them all!  Good Luck!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Aviary - Free Standing Pop-Up Card

Here is the first set of cards that I designed for UStamp With Dawn and Friends...Cards with Cool Moves 2010!  It was featured a few days ago on the UStamp Site. 

If you would like step by step directions with pictures on how to make both cards, please go to the UStamp Site here  to register.  There will be a total of 40 sets of moving cards for you to enjoy plus live chats and prize giveaways!  So much fun!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Holiday Planner Class

Are you all ready for the Holidays?  Do you want to be organized for your gift-giving and card making/giving?  If your answer is YES, then this class is just for you!


I am excited to offer my Holiday Planner Class on October 14 (Thursday) at 5:00 p.m.  I will announce the place in the next couple of days.  I will try to get a Rec Room so we can have a lot of room to spread out and will let you know ASAP.

This Holiday Planner comes with a Monthly Calendar for October, November & December with a To Do List for each month.  On the second slot, it has a Gift Check List so you could list people's names and put a check mark after you're done with that person's gift.  The third slot has a Christmas Card List with Name and Address for each person on your list and a check mark for "Sent" and "Rec'd".   On the Fourth Slot are a couple of envelopes to keep Receipts and Coupons.

The fee for the class is $15 and that includes everything you need to make this Holiday Planner.  All you need to bring is yourself!  I will also provide some drinks and snack for all that will attend.  I will be limiting the number of sign ups to 10 people so that I can attend to each person in finishing this project.   So, if you are thinking about signing up, do not wait, sign up now to secure your spot!  This project is easy to re-create and you can use it as gifts too.

Each student will also receive free Christmas pocket planner pages from Their free calendar pages and gift lists will make it easy to stock your Holiday Planner with Christmas planning forms.

If you would like to make more than 1 Holiday Planner, I will also offer a Take Home kit for only $12.  This price is only good if you signed up for the class.  If you would like a Take Home Kit, please let me know at the time you sign up so that I can prepare it for you.

Class Fees are expected at the time of sign up.  Sign-ups will be open till October 6, 2010 so please make sure to sign up by then. 

If you are not local to me but would still like to make the Holiday Planner, you can e-mail me at and I can send you the kit by mail for $15 plus $5.95 shipping.  I will send you a PDF tutorial and all the print outs you will need to complete the project.

To sign up, please send me an e-mail at with your name and phone number for me to call you to arrange for payment of the Class Fees.

Thank you!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Northern Flurry Christmas Card

Here is a quick Christmas Card I made last night.  It took about 20 minutes to make it.  I really liked the way it turned out.  It was the first time I tried using the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder and I really love the way it pops.  I knew I wanted to use some bling on it and I originally just wanted one for each of the snowflakes but I couldn't help myself and I kept going and going.  The color combo is Real Red and Marina Mist.  I used markers to color in the snowman.  I also used Real Red Classic Ink for the Sentiment.
Here is another angle of the card and a little close up so you can see more detail of the embossing...

Hope you are all having a great weekend!  Tomorrow, I will be posting some information about a class I will be offering next month so stay tuned!

See ya later....


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2-Step Bird Punch Card

I wanted to use the 2 Step Bird Punch to make a card.  I got the color combo from the Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper that I used here.  I inked up the bird with Marina Mist and used the Basic Black marker for the bird's eye and beak.  

Just 2 more days and UStamp with Dawn & Friends Cards with Cool Moves 2010 will be Live!  I can't wait.  It will be so much fun!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  See you soon...


Monday, September 20, 2010

And The Winners Are...

First of all, I would like to thank all of you who joined my very first Blog Candy to be entered to win a FREE PASS for the UStamp with Dawn and Friends "Cards with COOL Moves...2010".  I am so excited for this event and I'm sure you will have lots of fun with all the projects.

I picked the winners in a very old fashioned way.  I wrote your names on paper and had my daughter draw a couple of names to be the winners. 

And the winners are.....

n8tvtexan said...
That is so awesome! I LOVE cards with moves. I can't wait to see what everyone creates.
Henriette said...
So excited to see your creations for UStamp....I am sure they will be beautiful. I can't wait!!!!!!!

I will forward your e-mail addresses to Dawn with Ustamp and you should receive an invitation e-mail from her by the 24th of September.  If for some reason, you don't receive an e-mail, please let me know so I can check on it.

Again, thank you so much and Congratulations to the winners!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Post-It Note Keychains

This is the give-away I give my customers when they come to a workshop.  Every time they place an order of $50 or more, they get to pick what they want as a thank you gift from me.   The post-it note I put in it is  2x3 inches and I put 25 pieces of post-its per keychain.  I use my crop-a-dile to punch the hole.  For the base of the keychain, I cut a 4 1/8" x 3" cardstock then I score it at 2" and again at 2 1/8".  I attach the post-it note with snail adhesive and decorate the front.  I also put ribbon on the ring as a final touch.

Here are more close up pictures of each keychain...

If you have any questions on how to do this, please feel free to ask.  Also, today is the last day to enter for a chance to win a Free Pass for the UStamp with Dawn & Friends Cards With Cool Moves.  Don't forget to scroll down on my last post to enter.  I will announce the winner tomorrow.  

If you want one of these, all you need to do is either e-mail me to place an order of at least $50 (before shipping & handling and tax) or place your order 24/7 through my website at:  Stampin' Up Website

Thank you so much!


Monday, September 13, 2010

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Cool Moves 2010 and BLOG CANDY

It's time again for another round of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!  Get ready to get "YOUR MOVES ON"!! This is going to be a super fantastic event that you do NOT want to miss!! The NEW Banner for our upcoming Dawn & Friends!! event!! Cards with Cool Moves...2010!! gives a teeny sneak peak at what we are creating!! We are getting "OUR MOVES ON" and are we ever having a blast getting ready for opening day!! If it spins, pops, twists, turns, slides, shimmies, wiggles, flips or flops...we got it going on!!

I was happy and excited when Dawn asked me to be a Guest Designer for this.  I was also nervous since a lot of the Designers are very talented but I must say that I am happy with the way it turned out and now I am more excited for it to go live.

Dawn has announced that "Cards with COOL Moves...2010"!! is going to be like no other UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! event we have ever done.  Movement cards always bring a WOW response and once we show how easy they are to create you and your friends and customers will want to recreate them too.

It's that time of year where the holidays are slowly but surely creeping up on us, so we are mixing up the project themes to include, Everyday, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas/Holiday. Something for everyone!!
UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! "Cards with COOL Moves...2010"!! will open September 24th (EST) and will run through Oct 15th. C'mon and join us and "Get Your Moves On"!! Hey don't ever get caught having to admit..."I got no moves"!! LOL!! Join us!!

Register today for Early Bird Pricing of only $19.99. Early Bird pricing ends Sept 13th and regular pricing of $24.99 goes into effect.
As Dawn has said many times in the past..."My goal has been, from the beginning for every UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!, to be even better than the last - it's a BIG GOAL, but one, based on all your awesome feedback, has been realized each and every time. This is my focus, my commitment and my way of saying Thank You to all of you who continue to be loyal UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! fans."
Here is what you can expect when you join us...

* 40 Color Combos with NO REPEATS, showcasing EVERY Stampin' Up! Color

* 40 Movement Cards with co-ordinating envelope

* 40 Regular cards with co-ordinating envelope

* All Projects include downloadable PDF with Photo's

* Designer hosted chats with prizes

* Open Chat Room 24x7

* Gallery to share your re-creations

* A cool blinkie for your website/blog COMING SOON

* Prizes, Prizes and MORE Prizes!

** If you would like the invite sent to a different email address other than the one that is linked to your PayPal Account, please include the new email address in the "notes" area of your PayPal Payment..

Anyone that would prefer to pay by check, PLEASE include your email address in your note to Dawn, so that she can put you in the invite list and send your check to:

Dawn Rapsas 174 Orton Road West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Thanks Again for making UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! so great!!  We look forward to more fun in our next round with YOU!!


Dawn had generously given me 2 FREE PASSES to give away.  You can enter to win this FREE PASS by doing the following:

Leave a comment on THIS blog post AND

Become a FOLLOWER of my blog. 

You MUST do BOTH of these things to be entered into the drawing.  If you are already a follower, then you only need to leave me a comment.  Winner will be drawn on September 19 at 10:00 p.m. EST.  Good luck everyone!!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Another Thank You Card

The past few days have been so busy for me that I have neglected my blog lately.  Well, here is a quick post with yet another Thank You Card.  Just a simple one that took only a few minutes to make.

Here is a close up of the tag:


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Cardstock:  Whisper White (100730), Daffodil Delight (119683), Real Red (102482)

Paper:   N/A

Ink: Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (103133), Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad (119668)

Stamp Set:  Sweetheart Clear Mount Stamp Set (120780), Tiny Tags Clear Mount Stamp Set (118592), Punched Posies Clear Mount Stamp Set (Retired Hostess Set)

Tools:  Big Shot Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335),  Fancy Flower Extra-Large Punch (118073), 1" Circle Medium Punch (119868), Jewelry Tag Medium (117190), Paper Snips Scissors (103579)

Accessories:  Marina Mist 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (120929), Basic Rhinestones (119246)

As always, thank you for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

In Color Thank You Card Set

I've been wanting to make a set of cards to showcase the new In Colors since it has been one of my best sellers lately.  I wanted to make cards that are easy to make and doesn't take a long time.  Also, lately, I have been meeting great people who deserve a big "Thank You" so I wanted to make some thank you cards.  So, with that in mind, I came up with this set.

I hope you all like it...

All products used are from Stampin' Up.  To place an order, please click here:  Shop Now!

Cardstock:  In Color Cardstock Assortment (Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, and Concord Crush) ,  Whisper White Cardstock

Paper:   Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color (Hostess Set Level 1)

Ink:  In Color Classic Stampin' Pad (Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, and Concord Crush)

Stamp Set:  With All My Heart

Tools:  Fancy Flower Extra-Large Punch, Scallop Oval Extra-Large Punch, 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large Punch

Accessories:  In Color 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, and Concord Crush)



Friday, August 27, 2010

Welcome to My Blog!

Hi Everyone,

As you can see, this is my very first blog post.  Due to insistent public demands (hahahaha), I have decided to start my own crafty blog where I can post everything crafty I make.  I have been reluctant to start one because I wasn't sure how much I can keep up with it so hopefully, I can post here regularly.  I can't promise to post something every day but I will try my best to post at least a couple of times a week.  Most of the items I will be posting here will be from Stampin' Up.  I will list the recipes for them and if  you have questions on how I made them, please feel free to ask questions.

So, in anticipation of my first blog post, I made a set of cards last night.  I'm not sure yet if it will be a class or a workshop project but I had lots of fun making it.  I got the idea of the cards from our Stampin' Up Demonstrator Exclusive website and thought I'd re-create it with my own twist.

 Here are some close ups:


Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point

Paper:  Play Date Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point

Tools:  Big Shot (for the card holder), Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, 1-3/4" Circle Extra-Large Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Trim Border, 2" x 1-3/8" Oval Extra-Large Punch, Paper Snips Scissors

Stamp Set:   Got Treats, Perfect Punches

Accessories:  Basic Pearls

Here are the cards inside the card holder.