Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Gift Bags

    Welcome to another Sisters in Stamping Fabulous Friday posting. This week we are here to share some great Christmas gift bags with you. We know that Christmas is only a few days away and you may be in need of a packaging idea for that odd-sized package or for that gift that you want to have stand out a little bit more.

    Here is Debbie's gift bag idea... see if you can guess how she made it.  To find out, be sure and hop over to her blog here for all the details.

      Here we have Rachel's unique Christmas tree gift bag. She used scraps of designer series paper to make the tree.  For more information, visit Rachel's blog.
This is Karla's gift bag for this week's post. She used Designer Series Paper too-- but it looks totally different from mine and Debbie's. Go to her blog to get a "how to."
     Thank you so much for visiting us today and every other Friday. We hope we have inspired you at least a few times over this past year. 
We want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Debbie, Jacque, Karla and Rachel

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ornaments for Your Christmas Tree

The Sisters in Stamping are decorating the tree this week! Here are our ornaments--
  First up is this ornament from Debbie Naylor.  She CASE'd the one on the cover of the Holiday catalog using the Be of Good Cheer DSP.  Please visit Debbie's blog for more details.
Next we have an ornament from Rachel Yurkanin.  All you need is some designer series paper (she also used the Be of Good Cheer DSP) to make this fun ornament. More details on Rachel's blog.

Here is Karla Anders' ornament for our tree decorating post. There is another picture and some instructions for this lovely ornament on Karla's blog.

Make sure you stop by next week, we will be featuring some fun and easy ideas to wrap and package your gifts.

The Sisters in Stamping
Debbie, Rachel, Karla & Jacque

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fabulous quick and easy gift ideas

   Happy Friday to you and thank you for stopping in to check out our Fabulous Friday projects this week!  Continuing with our holiday theme, we are featuring quick and easy gift ideas that you can make using your Stampin' Up! supplies - perfect with Christmas just a few short weeks away.  We hope that you find inspiration to help you create these gifts for your friends, family, neighbors, teachers and others this holiday season.

First up is this money holder from Karla Anders.  You will find more information and more photos of it here on her blog.

  And this cute altered clip board with matching pen was created by Rachel Yurkanin.  Be sure and hop on over to her blog here to get all the details.

  Last but not least is my project (Debbie Naylor) which is a goodie box I made with our papers.  Please visit my blog here to find out what is inside!

  Thanks for checking out our Fabulous Friday quick and easy gifts this week - we hope you found inspiration here and some ideas that you can create this season.  Have a wonderful weekend!

* Debbie, Jacque, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, November 30, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... and that is fabulous!

  Happy Friday and welcome back to another edition of Fabulous Friday here on our blog!  We took the week off last Friday to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with our families and hope you all had a fabulous time celebrating with yours!!

  This week we are gearing up for Christmas and sharing some fabulous Holiday-themed projects with you.  Christmas is less than four weeks away and we know you'll want to get a jump-start on your holiday crafting!  Here is some inspiration for you....

  First up is a frosty card from Rachel Yurkanin.  You'll be able to get more details about it on her blog HERE.

Here is Karla's card for this week's post, she used the Christmas Lodge stamp set. Go to her blog to read up on how she made this pretty card.

  And here is my submission for this week - it is a group of projects I designed for a Mom and Me Christmas class featuring the Owl Occasions stamp set from the Holiday catalog.  You can view close-up pictures of the individual projects and get details on my blog post HERE.

  As always, we thank you for visiting us here on the Sisters in Stamping blog each week for Fabulous Friday and hope we inspire you with our creations.  If you like what you see or want to give us suggestions or requests, please leave us a comment.

  Have a wonderful weekend! 

* Debbie, Jacque, Karla and Rachel *

Monday, November 26, 2012

Online Extravaganza Sale

   We took the week off last Friday to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families but will be back with you this Friday with some holiday-themed projects.  In the meantime, be sure and check out the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza going on now through Wednesday, Nov. 28th.  You must order online to get these deals... happy shopping!

* Debbie, Jacque, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, November 16, 2012

Time to beThankful

Today the sisters are focusing on Thanksgiving cards. We can never be too  thankful especially this time of year.  Just wanted to let you know that we are so thankful for each and every one of you that stop by each week to see our creations. Without your visits we would be creating in vain. You keep us going and wanting to create more.

 Our Thanksgiving cards would also make great fall cards for any other fall occasion by just changing the greeting to fit your needs.

First we have Debbie's triple time stamping card.  Making these cards is fun, fast and easy with a lot of wow factor as the end result.  Go to Debbie's blog for more information on her Gratitude card.

Next we have Rachel's panel card. This was also a pretty fast and easy card to make. Head over to Rachel's blog for the complete details on her Thanksgiving card.
Again, thank you for stopping by. We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Glimmer paper makes everything fabulous!

  Welcome to Fabulous Friday!  This week we are featuring projects that use Glimmer Paper... if you haven't checked out this fabulous glitter paper it comes in silver (#124005, $4.95), red (#121790, $4.95) and champagne (Holiday catalog #127885, $4.95).  You get two full 12" x 12" pieces in each pack and it works great with punches, the Big Shot and trimmer to embellish any project!  For some fabulous ideas and inspiration, please see below.

   First up is this great card by Rachel Yurkanin that features the Evergreen stamp set and Lacy Brocade textured impressions folder from the Holiday catalog .  You can find all the details about this beautiful project on her blog here.

   Next we have this great ornament from Karla Anders.  Please visit Karla's blog here to find out how she created it!

   And last but not least is this fun fold card that I designed for my downline meeting last night.  I offered two different options... please hop over to my blog to see how I created it.

  Jacque Craig is taking a little bit of a break from our blog due to her extremely busy schedule, but don't you worry - she will be back in the New Year with even more fabulous ideas to inspire you!

  Thank you so much for visiting with us today!  Have a wonderful weekend!!

* Debbie, Karla, Jacque and Rachel *

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thankful Fabulous Friday

Welcome to this first November 2012 Fabulous Friday edition. The Sisters in Stamping are very Thankful this week! It's that time of the year, but mostly we are thankful that we are all safe (and we have electricity). Thankful too that you join us each week to see what we have!
This is my project for this Fabulous Friday, a small paper pumpkin. I have more pictures on my web site.

Here is Debbie's project. She made a 2/4/6/8 boxes that are going to double as table decorations and place card holders. You can get more details and see close up pictures on her blog.

Rachel tried her hand at Triple Time Stamping for her pretty project this week. The process is very clever, click here to read her post and find out how.

That it for us this week, join us next week when we go Glimmer!

Karla, Rachel, Debbie & Jacque
The Sisters in Stamping

Friday, October 26, 2012

Framelits & Sizzlets!

   Are you in love with Stampin' Up!'s Framelits & Sizzlets dies?  Well if you're not, or you don't even know what they are, check out the Stampin' Up! catalog page 191 and the Holiday Collection catalog pages 3, 16, 29, and 30!  A couple great things about the Framelits is they have stamp sets that they coordinate with and many of them come bundled with that stamp set saving you money!

   To give you an idea of how you might use these items we've put together some fun samples for you.  First off we have Karla's creation.

   Karla used the Holiday Collection & Apothecary Accents Framelits to create this cute Christmas card!  Check out Karla's blog for more information on her card.

    Next we have Rachel's card.  She used the Apothercary Accents Framelits as well.  Head over to Rachel's blog for all the details of her card.

    Debbie created this fun Christmas candy favor using the Holiday Ornaments Framelits and the Be of Good Cheer DSP.  Hop on over to Debbie's blog to see a step-by-step tutorial to make it yourself!

   I also used the Holiday Collection and also used the Labels Collection Framelits for my Christmas card!  We all had Christmas on our minds already!  Check out my blog (Jacque) for additional information on the supplies that I used to make my card!

  As always we thank you for stopping by to visit and hope that you've been inspired to try something new!  Have a great weekend and please come back next Friday when we'll be sharing Thanksgiving projects!

Jacque, Karla, Debbie, and Rachel

Friday, October 19, 2012

Get ready to Decorate your Home

Time to decorate your home Stampin' Up! style. This week at Sisters in Stamping we are sharing home decor projects with you that have a Fall/Halloween theme. These projects will add so much to any holiday decorating you already do.

Remember your stamping supplies can do so much more than just make cards and scrapbooks. And we are here to show you just how to do it.

 First up, we have this great Halloween picture frame made by Debbie Naylor.  It's all ready for you just insert a picture of your little ghost and goblins.  Head over to Debbie's blog for all the details.
Here is Karla Anders' paper broom filled with chocolate! Check her blog to find out she created this cute table/desk decoration.

Then we have a glittery Fall decorated candle that would be a great centerpiece by Rachel Yurkanin. Be sure to check out Rachel's blog to see how she altered this candle.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting us.
Debbie, Jacque, Karla & Rachel

Friday, October 12, 2012

Punch Packs are Fabulous!

Well, hey there! Welcome back to another weekly edition of the Sisters in Stamping Fabulous Friday. It's my (Karla) turn this week to host and we are focusing on the cute little punch packs. There are two of them in the Idea Book & Catalog, Itty Bitty Shapes (item#118309) and Little Labels (item#126881) and one in the Holiday Mini catalog called Merry Minis (item#126882).
Here is my card for this week. I used the four petal flower in the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack to shape this heart for the front of a baby card. You can go to my site to learn more.

Next up is Debbie's punch project, she used the Merry Mini's pack from the Holiday catalog to create this cute poinsettia for the front of her pouch. Here is a link to her blog where she has all of the directions.

Rachel is punching away with the Merry Minis punch pack too. She created this pretty Christmas card by using little punched trees to form a wreath for a focal point. Her post has all the details.

Those little punches are very versatile! Thank-you for joining us today--

Karla, Rachel, Debbie & Jacque
Sisters in Stamping

Friday, October 5, 2012

Trick or Treat...

  Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat... are you ready to hear that?!  Happy Friday and welcome back for another edition of Fabulous Friday!  This week's projects are Halloween candy treats - trust me, there are no tricks here!  With Halloween just a few short weeks away, now is a good time to start making your treats, especially if you have a lot to make.  Choose any one of these fabulous candy favor ideas and you'll be the hit of the neighborhood or classroom!!

  First up we have Karla Anders' 2-4-6-8 treat box.  She used the Spider Web textured impressions folder and the super-cute Tricky Treats stamp set.  Be sure and visit Karla's blog here for all the details on how to duplicate this fun candy favor.

  Next is this treat from Rachel Yurkanin.  She created this little box filled with chocolates.  Don't know what big shot die she used to make it? You will find all the information about her project here on her blog.

Jacque made this cute little treat using the Two Tags die and some other fun Halloween supplies found in the Holiday Collections catalog.  Check out her blog for a supply list and details!

And lastly, here is my (Debbie's) candy favor, it is a matchbook treat holder featuring the Toxic Treats stamp set from the Holiday catalog.  You can find all the details, including a step-by-step tutorial, on my blog here.

  Thanks so much for stopping in today!  We hope you have a fabulous weekend and get a chance to celebrate World Card Making Day tomorrow.  Send a loved one a hand-stamped card this weekend and spread the love!!  Until next Friday, happy stamping!!

* Debbie, Jacque, Karla and Rachel *

Friday, September 28, 2012

Paper-Piercing Packs!

Have you seen the new Paper-Piercing Packs?  There is one in the big catalog called the Essentials, which has 3 templates that coordinate with punches, Edgelits, and Framelits,  and there is also a new one in the Holiday Collections catalog called Festive, which also has 3 templates that coordinate with the Window Frames Collection Framelits, the Holiday Ornaments Framelits, and the Labels Collection Framelits!  These sets are great and at only $7.95 for each set of three templates you can't go wrong!!

Here are some samples to inspire you with your paper-piercing projects!

First up we have Rachel's great birthday card using the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack.  After stamping the greeting, Rachel die cut it out using the Apothecary Accents Framelits, and then pierced the edges!  Check out Rachel's blog for more information!

Karla made this pretty gift bag and I bet you thought the Mambo Melon band under the flower was ribbon.  But it's actually faux ribbon.  Karla used the grid paper-piercing template to add "stitching" to her card stock.  Check out Karla's blog for a close up on this cool technique.

I also used the Essentials paper-piercing pack, but used the larger template and then cut around the piercing.  Check out my blog for a close up and more information.

Debbie used both the Festive pack for the window framelit mat and the Essentials pack for the faux stitching across the baja breeze card stock strip.  Please hop on over to her blog here to get all the details for this project.

Thanks as always for stopping by to visit.  Come back the first Friday in October (that's just next Friday, can you believe it!?!), when we'll have some Halloween candy favors to share with you!  Have a great weekend!

Jacque, Debbie, Karla, and Rachel

Friday, September 21, 2012

Get Ready to Have Wheely Good ideas

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday here at Sisters in Stamping. This week we decided to showcase  an accessory that used to be in the spotlight often but recently has taken a back seat to many other accessories, wheels.  They are great because they can make quick and easy backgrounds, wrapping paper, that extra little touch, and so many other things. When was the last time you used a wheel?  Time to take them out to get wheelin'.

First up, we have Debbie's beautiful card. She used the Very Vintage Wheel for the background of this card. She did a great job making this card "feel" vintage too. For more information, check out Debbie's blog.
Here we have Karla's card for this week. She used the Music Notes Wheel to make some music for this pretty Christmas bird to sing. Check out her blog to get directions for a new coloring technique.

 Next up, we have Rachel's cute little treat holder. Doesn't it look like a little tea bag?  Bet you can guess what's inside.  For more details (and pictures) head over to Rachel's blog.
Thanks for visiting us today, hope you had a wheely great time. Come back soon.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Back to School Scrapbook Pages

 Hello! Thank-you for stopping by today to check us out, we have some great Back to School Scrapbook pages to show you. Lets get started-- 
First up is Debbie with a My Digital Studio (MDS) project--
Go to Debbie's blog to find out where she got the ispiration for this fun layout.
Here is my page for this week--
I've had this idea for quite a while, rattling around in my head! It's nice to get it out and on paper, go to my post to get more details on how to create this page.
Here is Rachel's page for this week--
Rachel used MDS this week too. Really like the overlays of design on this page. Go to her blog and get directions.

Well that's it for this Fabulous Friday. Contact your Demonstrator to ask about the Specials at Stampin' Up! this month... and we will see you next week!

The Sisters in Stamping
Karla, Debbie, Rachel and Jacque

Friday, September 7, 2012

Summer's Almost Over!

Where did the summer go?1?  September marks the ending of summer and the beginning of Autumn so this week we thought we'd share some fall projects with you!  If you haven't already, check out the new Holiday Collections Mini Catalog.  It's got so many great new sets for your fall and holiday cards and projects!

First up is Debbie's beautiful fall card!  She made a center-step card using new goodies from the Holiday Catalog.  Check out Debbie's blog for more information on how she made her card!

I used the same Autumn Accents die that Debbie did, but our cards are completely different.  I love how many different looks and styles you can get out of one product.  Check out my blog (Jacque) for more!
Rachel also used the Autumn Accents Die and look how different her card is from mine and Debbie's. Get all the details on her blog.

Join us again next week when we'll be sharing Back to School scrapbook pages with you!  Have a fabulous weekend!

Jacque, Debbie, Karla and Rachel

Friday, August 31, 2012

Back-to-School Fabulous Teacher Gifts

   Thank you so much for visiting with us today for Fabulous Friday!  My kids are back in school as are many across the country and the rest will be heading back shortly... we thought it would be fun to share some projects that could be given to their teachers as they embark on a new school year.

  Here we have Karla's project - it's an altered kraft box filled with homemade oatmeal cookies, YUM!  What teacher wouldn't be thrilled to receive such a special gift!  Be sure to visit Karla's blog here to get all the details.

  Rachel created this great  fabric card holder.  You will find all the details about Rachel's project  and see the cute set of cards she made to go inside the holder on her blog post here.

    My project is a gift ensemble I created using the Floral District designer series paper pack and includes a post-it note holder with matching pen and a divided box containing four 3"x3" note cards and covered chocolate nuggets.  Please visit my blog here for more information about my project.

  Thank you so much for visiting with us today!  We hope you have a wonderful and safe labor day weekend!!

* Debbie, Jacque, Karla and Rachel *