Petal Cone Die

I made this little project for stamp camp this month with our new Petal Cone Die! I can see so many uses for this die. I can’t wait to try a few of the outside the box ideas that I have seen done with it. You can use it as it is shown here or fold the petal flaps in to close the top.

The Petal Cone Die is as easy to use as it is versatile. I just cut two cone pieces from the new Springtime Vintage designer series paper, added sticky strip to the flaps and fastened them together. I folded the flaps out and added a punched strip for the handle, which I attached to the cone with brads. To embellish, I made the medallion from two scalloped circles. It looks elaborate, but it was really easy!

Thanks for looking



Stampin’ Stuff


Rose Red ~ Springtime Vintage DSP

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Petal Cone die ~ 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch ~ Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch ~ Clear Rhinestone brads ~ Silver brads ~ Sticky Strip


A Scary Skeleton and a Blog Special!

Scary Skeleton


Geesh! I can’t believe it has been over two weeks since my last post. Bad blogger, bad blogger! So sorry. I can’t say that I have had any huge activities going on, just a whole lot of those everyday life things! A birthday for my husband and for Aubrey (I’ll be sharing her first birthday goodies, here). My poor doggie has been sick, so he needs lots of attention. Fun fall workshops and stamping events and hey, if you think my blog has been neglected, you should see my yard! It needs mowing every two days with all of the rain we have had, and it just started raining again! Really, as I was typing this! 20% chance….Right! Oh well, I guess that gives me some free time to work on my blog today!

This is a quick and cute little basket, using our Baskets and Blooms die a little differently. Instead of using the basket bottom to make a round basket, I only used the sides and cut off the little flaps that connect them. On our demonstrator website they formed the basket by folding a strip of card stock, but I wanted something very sturdy, so I used the scored basket that we have been doing for years and added the sides to that (OK, AND I couldn’t find the instructions again, when I went to make my basket). Very quick to do. I will have to create a tutorial for that basket. The stamping is quick, too. If you are going to make several treat gifts, you want quick and cute. I embossed the skeleton and the sentiment using white detail powder. You could make these baskets even more quickly, if you just stamped using our Whisper White Craft Ink. I could have layered the sentiment on a punched element, but I really like the clean simple look, so I left it alone.


OK! To say I am sorry for neglecting you all so, how about a Blog Special?!

I am offering 25% off on the Big Shot machine until September 30th. That’s $25 OFF! Of course, if you want to add a couple of dies to your order to get hostess benefits, you will get the full price credit of $99.95 toward your total. Call or Email me before September 30th, to take advantage of this special!


Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Scary Skeleton

Ink: Versamark Ink

Paper: Basic Black card stock

Fun Stuff: Big Shot machine, Baskets and Blooms die, Whisper White detail embossing powder, Pumkin Pie 1 1/4 inch striped grosgrain ribbon, candy, Sticky Strip tape.










Fun For Spring!


A Good Egg Basket


 Stamp Camp Projects

 Here are more fun projects that we made for Stamp Camp this month.

This is a cute little basket using the Scallop Envelope Sizzix Die. We added a handle made with braided grosgrain ribbon which gave it a little sturdiness.

The basket is embellished using A Good Egg and designer paper from the hostess pad.

View a tutorial for making this basket/box  here


Basket Handle

 A side view of the basket so that you can see the  braid detail and that we attached the handle with the Jumbo brads.

I made my own basket filler using designer paper scraps, a paper shredder and my crimper tool.

Cheep Talk

 This was a super easy card.  I love the new eyelet scallop punch, and for some reason I am on a Tangerine Tango kick right now! I thought about adding something else, but resisted and I am glad I did. I like the simplicity.

The set is Cheep talk.

Tangerine Tango ribbon

Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point and Whisper White inks and paper.


Trendy Trees

I know it is odd to have a Blue tree, but somehow it just worked with the Designer Series paper from the Sale-A-Bration selection. The ribbon is also from the Sale-A-Bration Ribbon bundle.

So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White inks and card stock.

Happy Stampin!