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