Purse – gift card/business card holder

gift-card-purseI received this cute idea from Sharon Field at convention this year.  It is a little purse and when you open it up it can hold a business card or gift card.

Sharon’s held her business card and used a different stamp set than my example – I would show you hers too but it seems to be missing…..

We made these at my last downline meeting.  I thought it was a nice little business idea or it could be used to hold a gift card – a great idea for teen girls or really any age girl.  I don’t think a boy would like a purse very much but this could be adapted to a rectangular shape and be turned into a brief case just use some more manly colors and a different stamp set – or just DSP.

The colors are Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.  The Designer Series Paper is Razzleberry Lemonade.  We used the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set.  The dots behind the butterfly and the flower stems are hand-drawn with the Bermuda Bay markers.  I think everyone loves the In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers.

The closure is a filigree brad and underneath a velcro dot actually hold the purse shut.  To create the pocket you punch with the Word Window – about 1-1/2 times to make it wide enough for the card.  Don’t put any adhesive in the middle only around the edges or the card won’t slide in.

I actually drew this out on grid paper and then used the grid to go up and over to create my angles.  I marked the spots on my card stock and then placed it on my cutter to cut the angles to make it look like a purse.    I didn’t have any exact measurements from Sharon so I just traced out her sample and then created my own little template.

I’ve been busy with a variety of stuff.  I’m posting the new September WOW Scrapbook kit later today on that blog – wowscrapbookkits.wordpress.com – I’ll put the sneak peek on this blog probably tomorrow.

Last night I had a meeting with band parents planning an 8th grade night event – where the 8th graders get to come with the Marching Band to a football game and play with them in the stands during the game.  This year we are planning have a tailgate event before the game and feed everyone.  We had our first meeting last night and delegated out some tasks.

Tonight I’m hosting my pokeeno group from my neighborhood so I need to get ready for that today and clean the house and cook a few things.  Ack – I just realized I’m supposed to make baked beans and I forgot to buy anything for that when I shopped yesterday.  My theme is a summer BBQ and I plan to use some more of my Summer Cookout kit for serving/decorating.  I better check my pantry and head to the grocery store one more time.

Have a wonderful day!!


Surf’s Up

I received this cute card from a demonstrator that lives in California and have been wanting to share it with you.  surfs-upWe don’t have a lot of surfing here in Georgia – I’m not sure that we have any at all – there is a little bit of Atlantic Ocean coastline in Georgia but it isn’t near me so I have no idea if they surf there.   Any way Lorraine sent me this card and I thought it was a great summer card!

I’ll try to list all of the supplies that she used:

  • Just Surfing stamp set
  • Itty Bitty Backgrounds (I think that is what the sand is)
  • Confetti Cream card stock (card base and surfboards)
  • Soft Suede card stock  (canopy and poles)
  • Melon Mambo card stock (flowers)
  • Crushed Curry card stock (flowers)
  • Rich Razzleberry card stock (flowers)
  • Bermuda Bay card stock (water)
  • Tempting Turquoise card stock (water)
  • Taken with Teal card stock (water)
  • Melon Mambo ink
  • Crushed Curry ink
  • Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Whisper White Craft ink (for the edge of the waves)
  • Trio Flower Punch
  • Large Oval Punch
  • Small Oval Punch
  • Flower Assortment Designer Brads

She machine stitched the top of the canopy – although you could get a similar effect with a white gel pen.

This card took some work!  Thanks so much Lorraine for sharing this card with me – I loved it!

I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday weekend!


May Class Kit to Go – Wow Flowers

May 2009 Class to Go


Wow Flowers Class to Go

All images Stampin’ Up!© 2009

The May Class to Go Kit is now available to be ordered.  You will need to have some supplies at home to complete the kit as shown.  There are two options for this Class to Go Kit – one will include the stamp set and the other will be without the stamp set.  So if you already have this stamp set (or prefer to use another set you already own) then you can purchase the second option that includes only the consumable supplies.  Or purchase both and have materials to make two sets – one for you and one to give as a gift.  I am also adding an option for Demonstrators to purchase only the instructions.  Below are all the details for the May Class to Go Kit – featuring the Wow Flowers stamp set and Flower Power Card Elements from the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book.  This class features a cute card holder that holds 12 textured cards and matching envelopes.

May 2009 Class to Go Kit
Wow Flowers Kit 1 (with the stamp set) is $40


Wow Flowers Kit 2 (only the project materials no stamp set) is $25


Demonstrator Option (instructions only) is $8

Payment due by May 30th.  Kits will be ready by June 14th or sooner.

Kit 1 includes:

Wow Flowers stamp set ($12.95+S&H+Tax) on page 167 in the Spring Summer 2009 catalog

Flower Power Card Elements ($15.95+S&H+Tax) on page 167 in the Spring Summer 2009 catalog

Step-by-step Instructions to make cards and card holder

Materials to make twelve cards with envelopes and the card holder

Materials included with this kit:

Card Elements Kit

Additional card stock to create the card holder


Flower Brad & Jumbo Grommet

White Medium Envelopes

Kit 2 includes:

everything from Kit 1 except the Wow Flowers stamp set.

Additional items that you will need to complete the Wow Flowers kit as shown are:

Rose Red Classic ink pad, Old Olive Classic ink pad,Perfect Plum Classic ink pad, More Mustard Classic ink pad,

Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots,

1/2″ circle punch, Corner Rounder punch, Scallop Edge punch.

A bone folder and a stamp-a-ma-jig  would be helpful.

If you need any of these additional items they can be added to the cost of your class.

The kits will be ready by June 14th for you to pick up at my home if you are local.  I can mail them to you for $5.00 if you are not.

If you order additional items there may be an extra charge to mail those items to you.

Please send me an email if you would like to purchase the May Class to Go Kit.  Payment must be made to me by cash or check by May 30th.  I’m not set up yet to accept Paypal payments but will be in the future.

I think I covered it all.  I have been wanting to do something with this stamp set and the card elements for a few months now and when I saw the June Stampin’ Success it all came together.  My inspiration piece was the treat holder on the front cover.  I hope you like it.  The cards include a combination of birthday, thank you and blank cards.

Happy Stampin’!


Stampers Club

Friday night was my Stamper’s Club meeting.  We made three projects.may-beaded-pen One was a beaded pen to go with the Good Friend Box.  This is our on going project – every month we add something else to the box that we made the first month.

The second was a new technique – this idea came from Patty Bennett – she called it her Brayered Rose Technique.  The card design is pretty much the same as one of Patty’s samples.may-roses-cardI added a matching stamped envelope.

The third project was a card I designed on Friday a few hours before the club meeting.  Sometimes creativity pops in just at the last minute – atleast that’s what happens to me alot.  Remember the pound puppy carrier I showed a couple of May---hardware-carddays ago?  I really liked the combination of the colors – and that was what inspired this card.  And I wanted to use the designer hardware eyelet pieces from Stampin’ Up! – I have had them for quite some time and haven’t even tried them.  So this card came out of that and turned into a heavy card with all the brads that I added.

My Stamper’s Club members get to come to a class like this every month and it is free.  Occasionally we have an extra small supply fee so we can make some WOW projects.  If you would like to join the Stamper’s Club please let me know and I can give you all the information.  We have a few months left in this group  and then we’ll start again.  Everyone has the opportunity to be the hostess one month and earn free hostess stamp sets and other products from the catalog.  The Stamper’s Club page on my blog is for members of the club.

I should have turned this card in to the Late Night Stampers challenge last week – it was about circles – now that I look at it there are a lot of circles on it.  This design would work as a masculine card – just change the flowers to different circle images.  That’s the LNS challenge for this week.  I may have to make this card again as a Masculine card and use the star brad instead of the flower.  Gears are turning in my head…..I seem to always come up with ideas late at night when I should be in bed asleep.

Update on Aspen – he seems to feel better with his meds.  I have had him on the leash to walk him in the yard since he did feel good enough that he wanted to run.  Several times Magnolia got him up when she barked at something out the front window or out back.  It is going to be a long 4 weeks trying to keep him calm…

Goodnight – I’ll talk to you all tomorrow.


Wow Flowers Thank You

As I was preparing for my class on Thursday I cleaned my craft table and made a pile of card stock scraps to put away in my scrap folders.  I noticed three colors that I had lying together and thought what a good color combination.  It was Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss and Rose Red.  I’m sure that somewhere else that combination has already been found but that was how I happened upon it – so I set the scraps aside because I wanted to make a card using those colors.   As I look through the catalog – this color combination or something close to it is already in the catalog – the new Bright Delights rub-ons have Rose Red, Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss; the Flower Fusion has Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and Old Olive; even the Retro Fresh Style Watch includes these colors – I guess I wasn’t so original after all.  Tonight I took a few minutes and put together a quick card. This would make a great one-sheet wonder idea.


  • Wow Flowers stamp set
  • Pumpkin Pie card stock
  • Kiwi Kiss card stock
  • Rose Red card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Classic Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red
  • Stampin’ Write Marker: Rose Red
  • Punches: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1/8″ handheld punch, 1/16″ handheld punch
  • Circle Scissors Plus & Glass Mat
  • Flower Designer Brads
  • Crystal Effects
  • Tombo glue
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals


  1. Randomly stamp Whisper White card stock using Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss and Rose Red ink with the flower image.
  2. Adhere to Rose Red card stock.  Adhere to Kiwi Kiss card stock.  And adhere to the front of the Pumpkin Pie card base.
  3. Stamp “Thank You” image on Whisper White card stock using Kiwi Kiss ink and punch out with the 1-1/4″ circle punch.  Adhere to a 1-3/8″ Rose Red circle.
  4. To create the flower brad go ahead and punch a 1/16″ circle in the center of the flower and insert the small wow-flower-detailflower brad.  Color the flower petals with a Rose Red Stampin’ Write Marker and then cover with Crystal Effects.  Let dry.  Punch a 1/8″ circle from a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Use a small drop of Tombo glue to adhere to the center of the flower.  Carefully add a small “bubble” of Crystal Effects on top.  Let dry.
  5. Cut a 2″ circle from Pumpkin Pie card stock using the Circle Scissor Plus and a Glass Mat.
  6. Punch a Scallop Circle from Kiwi Kiss card stock.  Adhere to the Pumpkin Pie circle.  Adhere to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. When the Crystal effects has dried add the Rose Red circle to the center of the Kiwi Kiss Scallop Circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Stamp a matching envelope.

I love how the little flower brad turned out!  I hope you like it too.