Thursday, December 30, 2010

The New Occasions Mini Catalog is Coming Soon!
I will be posting it on this website January 4th!

"Nature Walk" is one of the new stamp sets in the New Occasions Mini Catalog. I love it! It is a great set for "collage stamping" and it coordinates with the new "Botanical Gazette" Designer Series Paper.

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snowman Soup!
Here is a fun and quick little gift that everyone loves!
It has a poem and the bag is filled with an envelope of Hot Chocolate, a peppermint Candy Cane, Mini Marshmellows, and a piece of chocolate.

Every year I send Snowman soup to my Nieces and Nephews for Christmas. This year, I found this cute little bag on Stampin' Connection and had to make it.
The poem on the tag reads:
"I was told you've been real good this year,
Always glad to hear it!
With freezing weather drawing near,
You'll need to warm the spirit.
So here's a little Snowman Soup,
Complete with Stirring stick.
Add hot water, stir it slow,
It's sure to do the trick!"
I used the Fancy Box Die with my Big Shot for the Bag. The eyes are the 3/4" punch in Basic Black and I used the White Gel Pen for highlights. The Cheeks are the 1-1/4" punch, sponged with Blushing Bride Classic Ink. The nose is punched with the Word Window punch and then I trimmed the end to a point. The mouth is drawn in with the Stampin' Up! Journaling Marker. The handle is attached with brads.
If you do not have the Big Shot or the Fancy Box Die, here are measurements to make a bag.
You will need a 5"x 11" piece of Whisper White cardstock.
Score horizontally at 2-1/4", 5-1/4", 7-1/2" and 10-1/2".
Score Vertically at 1-1/2".
Cut out and discard the smallest corner.
Cut the score marks up to the 1-1/2" score mark for the bottom of the box.
Fold in and adhere.

Reindeer Poop!
This is just too cute! It reads,
"You've been Naughty,
so here's the scoop,
All you get is
Reindeer Poop!"
It is filled with Raisinettes.

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Candy Tins

Can you believe it??!! Christmas is only one week away!
Now is when it becomes stressful to get everything done that you have planned for this holiday. But, remember, your friends are in the same week as you. Why not have them over to work together on unfinished projects? That is exactly what I did and it was GREAT! We sat at the table finishing tags, gifts, Christmas cards... We had all brought something for lunch was a great way to spend the holiday with friends, food and stamping fun. I made these gift tins. I bought the tins from the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack, filled them with Candy and made the tags. You could use any type of tin, or box. I also have some of the wooden boxes from Michael's that I am going to cover with Designer Paper. It is a fun and simple gift!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ornament Punch as a Stencil!

I punched out the shape with the ornament punch and then used the shaped hole as a stencil. With the stencil in place, I sponged Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock and then I stamped and stenciled the images inside the ornament. Can you see the Shimmer Paint snowflakes? I removed the stencil and placed the ornament shape, that I had punched, over the shape as a mask to stamp the Frost White Shimmer Paint snowflakes.
It was fun and easy and I love the elegance of this card.
I think this will be my Christmas Card for my family this year! I think I will use the Platinum Shimmer Paint next time. I bet it would look very dramatic!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Criss Cross Cards!
New Tutorial Posted!
I was asked to make an invitation for a little girl's party and I thought, what an easy WOW! card to make. You can do anything with this card! It also shows off your designer paper!
(click the image for the tutorial)
I made these for my boys to put their Christmas Wish Lists in.
This is the invitation I made. By adding a little ribbon and a flap, it is a purse!
Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Big Shot Candy Wrapper Die!
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How cute is this little gift box!
The box is cut with a Big Shot Die called "Candy Wrapper".

The Die looks like this and comes with instructions!

After the box is cut, it goes together by adhering one side and then just twisting and pushing the ends together. It is almost Magical!
I will be glad to demonstrate The Big Shot Machine and this die for you and your friends! Contact me today!
The Candy Wrapper Die is found on page 10 of the Holiday Mini Catalog.
Shop Now!
Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

More Tags!
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Jolly Old Saint Nick Stamp Set
I am really enjoying this Stamp Set. It has such a vintage fun look. You can get this stamp set in Wood mount or Clear mount. Click here to Shop Now!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI
Tags for my Christmas Stockings!
(click on the image to view larger)
All of these were done with my favorite technique, Marker Watercolors.
Check out the tutorial here.

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Designer Fabric 1/2 Off!!
Only until November 30th!

Shop Now for Designer Fabric!
I love the Deck the Halls Designer Fabric!
I wanted to make these as soon as I saw the pattern for them.
Now, I'm going to make the tags for them!
Click here to get your free pattern!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Tags!

I had fun working on tags today!
Make sure to check out the ABC Bundles!
Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Friday, November 19, 2010

I Love My Digital Studio!

I love My Digital Studio for so many reasons....It is easy to use, It helps me keep my archiving up to date, My colors are Stampin' Up! beautiful! But, what I really love about My Digital Studio, my most favorite thing to SHARE! I can make a book, a DVD, add music, email, even upload this scrapbook page online to share with all my friends! My Digital Studio is a great way to "Share what you Love"!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Make this "Magic Card"!
New Tutorial Posted!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Friday, November 12, 2010

Time to make your WISH LIST!
(click the image to view it larger, then click it again to read the poem)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fold Out Mini Scrapbook
You can make this mini album any size!
(Click on the images to enlarge)
The Flaps open first. It is a 1-1/4" x 11" piece of Early Espresso wrapped around the outside of the album. I attached the Flap with Sticky Tape in the back. The corners are rounded and I tied hemp twine around the brads. Then it unfolds, one side at a time...

This is very simple to make. It is 3 card folds adhered together.
I wanted this one to fit my 4x6 pictures.
So, I cut the base at 9-3/4" x 6-1/2" and scored it at 4-1/4". It will not be scored in the center because I wanted the right card to overlap in the front.

The right piece (Crumb Cake) is 8-1/2" x 6-1/4" and scored at 4-1/4"

The left piece (Bashful Blue) is 7"x 6-1/4" and scored at 3-1/2".
Please contact me with any questions! I would love to help you create one of these great Fold Out Scrapbooks!
Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI
Christmas Cards!

I enjoyed my morning with Sophie in my lap, my coffee warm and making these Christmas Cards while listening to the fire crackle in the fireplace. What a great way to start the day. I love this artful hobby!

This card really shows how elegant Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White Cardstock is. You can get white cardstock anywhere, right? Sure, but your work might look ordinary. Whisper White Cardstock, however, is Exquisite!

I love using the Pearl Gems! This card really shows off the beautifully vintage Deck the Halls Designer Paper in the Holiday Mini Catalog.
I saw both of these wonderful cards on SC. Thank you Stampin' Up! for such a great resource!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Make this cute little Matchbox!
(Click the image to view the how-to video!)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Digital Studio!
I love My Digital Studio! I wanted to put together a video quickly because the kids wanted to see it right away. So I just made a quick page and then duplicated it for all the pictures. Fast! Fun! Easy!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Friday, October 29, 2010

My Digital Studio!


Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Decorative Label Punch Frankenstein!

Trick or Treat!
Very easy Tag to make with your Decorative Label Punch!
Colors are Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzaz and Very Vanilla.
I used Green Food coloring to tint the White Chocolate and dipped the pretzels.
Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Trick or Treat!
Club Members...Stop in and get one!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Wicked Cool Halloween Treat Card.
This card will hold any "Fun size" candy bar, a Dove Chocolate or a Ghirardelli Square.
The Concord Crush Card base is 6-1/2" x 3" and scored at 3" on each short side.
Use the Big Shot and the new embossing folder in the Holiday Mini Catalog (p. 6) to emboss the Web design on a 2-3/4" square piece of Basic Black Cardstock.
With a dauber, brush Platinum Shimmer Paint across the embossed image (Page 195 in the 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog).
Punch a hole through front and back for the ribbon closure.
I used a glue dot to adhere the candy inside.
Decorate with the "Wicked Cool" stamp set and the Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches.

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Tutorial Posted!

Heat and Stick Dazzling Diamonds

Friday, October 15, 2010

Make a Stair Step Card this Fall!
New Tutorial Posted!

Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI
Stamp Collage with My Digital Studio
"Collage Stamping" is a technique where you layer images and embellishments to create a collage. It is one of my favorite techniques because I get to stamp alot! It was fun doing this technique digitally. I love the effect!

(click on the image to see more detail)

Recently, the gals at our demonstrator meeting were teasing me because I talk about my bathtub. I had to take a picture to show them my little place of serenity! It is fun to scrapbook pictures of little things that make us happy. Once I did a photo box of just my backyard with flowers, the bird feeder, tomatoes. All these little things are enjoyable in life and it is nice to have pictures to reflect on them. I would love to see the little things that make YOU happy. Your scrapbook room? Your holiday table? A Quilt?

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth WI

Monday, October 11, 2010

The North Woods Workshop!

What a beautiful drive.
The colors were many and the weather was perfect!
For the ATV enthusiast, Iron County has the largest ATV trail system in Wisconsin, with more than 200 miles of scenic trails.

Patti provided good food, a nice place for us to work, and great friends to visit with!
These are a couple of the projects we did at Patti's workshop in Hurley, WI.

(Not all the projects are posted yet because I have another workshop coming up soon and I don't want to spoil the surprise for Jack and Gretchen! )

The "Gate Fold" card.
We used a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Cardstock and scored it at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8" to make this fold. This finished card fits into a standard invitation size envelope
(5-1/2" x 4-1/4").
I demonstrated several tools with this design. We used the Circle Cutter, the Big Shot and Embossing Folder, Punches, The Cutter Kit and we did some sanding.

"Tags Til Christmas"

This is the new set on page 24 of the Holiday Mini Catalog. It coordinates with several punches, and punches are always fun to use. Everyone had the chance to see how creative they really are with this project!
Here are the measurements for the box:

(Click on the image to enlarge it)

The first piece that is scored 1/2" on all sides is the bottom box. Then the next 3 pieces are the divider pieces inside the box.The divider pieces are folded with the "Mountain/Valley Fold" (up and down). The 5th piece is the top. Once attached at the short ends, the bottom slides into it.

A Hostess Gift!

I made this for Patti with the Big Shot and the Milk Carton Die.
The tag is a fun technique using Stampin' Dimensionals to "pop up" a part of the image. I used Pear Pizzaz and Poppy Parade Cardstock and the Studio Sketches stamp set on page 29 of the Stampin' Up! 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog. The Big Shot and the Die are on page 204 and 209.

Thank you, Patti, for a great workshop! And special thanks to Judi and Tammy for helping me get there! We will do it again!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I just returned home from a Workshop in Hurley, WI.
We had a great time! Thank you Patti! I will be posting the projects we did tomorrow.

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Created with My Digital Studio!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Make a Big Shot Stencil
This is a fast and simple card that is fun to make with the "Lovely as a Tree" set. I needed an oval stencil, so I used my Oval Die with the Big Shot.

I ran the Oval Die through the Big Shot and then simply used tape to replace the ovals I did not want open.

I now had my oval stencil to sponge my card front.

When I applied ink to the background trees stamp, I stamped it first on scrap paper, before stamping on my card. This way, the ink was lighter. This technique is called "Stamping off".
Then, I stamped the background trees on my card with the stencil in place.

After stamping the background trees, I removed the stencil and stamped the large tree.

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Magic Candy Bar Slider Tutorial!

Visit my Tutorial Page to learn how to make this treat card!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Monday, September 27, 2010

Beautiful Little Abby!

I took some pictures of Abby this weekend. She is Adorable!
Here is a scrapbook page made with My Digital Studio.
Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Make a Photo Box!
New Tutorial Posted!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stamp Club Swap!

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I just finished my Stamp Club Card Swap! The clubs are Great! We meet once a month and everyone in the club receives a turn at being the hostess. As a member, you are guaranteed a qualifying workshop, which means....FREE PRODUCT! Everyone loves 'free'!
It is a fun Halloween for stampers this year! We have the new Black Lace trim on page 8 of the Holiday Mini Catalog and on page 36, the new Glimmer Brads. I bought the Glimmer Basics set for only $4.95 and it has Black! which is perfect for Halloween and I still have the other colors for Christmas!

My spiderweb was made with an embossing folder (page 6). I stamped and sponged first, then ran it through the BIG SHOT with the embossing folder afterward. Using my sanding block, I brought out the raised spiderweb.
The black lace is ruffled by using a piece of Sticky Tape and just pressing each fold on the tape.

I can't wait to see everyone's swap at the next meeting! Would you like to join one of my clubs? Contact me today!

Micky Seerveld
Stampin' Up!, Walworth, WI