September Stamp Camp - Flip Books

Come make a 6x6 Scrapbook at the September Stamp Camp on Saturday, September 12th here at my house! The little scrapbook, called a Flip Book, is made from half of a Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kit. Many of you saw the Flip Book I made this summer filled with pictures of my sons and requested that I offer the class again. It made a truly unique Mother's Day gift, and my mom has mentioned more than once how much she loves her Flip Book.

Choose any of the kits available in the current SU! IB&C (Idea Book & Catalog) to make your own personal keepsake of a special event or occasion. There are wedding, baby and Christmas kits, just to name a few. You can then make a second Flip Book with the leftover half of the kit. Or take the class with a friend, pick different kits, and swap the second halves. Simply Scrappin' Kits sell for $19.95 each plus S&H and sales taxes.

An additional $10 class fee includes:
  • preparation of the Simply Scrappin' Kit contents for one Flip Book assembly
  • written instructions to make a Flip Book
  • coordinating SU! ribbon to create a tied closure for each Flip Book
  • adhesive
  • lunch
I held a Flip Book Stamp Camp last October, so there are past posts with many pictures of Flip Books that I made along with Flip Books that class attendees made that day. Check out all the links below:
The deadline to register for the Flip Book Stamp Camp is Monday, August 31st. If you plan to attend the class, I need to have your paid order for the Simply Scrappin' Kit you choose by that date. The $10 class fee can be paid at the class on September 12th.

If you don't have a current catalog and would like to browse the available Simply Scrappin' Kits, please email me. I'll be happy to send you a file with the pages of the catalog, or will lend you a catalog to peruse at your convenience. Thanks for stopping by!

More Backpack Gifts

Here are cards I made to go along with some more little backpack gifts. These are for two young ladies who are starting their first semesters at college this fall. The third is for my sister who teaches an undergraduate course in the evenings at Towson University in Baltimore. I thought these made great back-to-school gifts. I filled them with candy treats.

I posted earlier this week with some backpacks I made for my oldest son's kindergarten teacher and aides. Scroll down to see them. Thanks for stopping by!

Get Well Soon card

This is a card I used at a workshop back in January of 2007. The Under the Weather stamp set has long since been retired, but I had a few of these left in my stash of cards. Actually, the sentiment isn't Stampin' Up! When I made my leftover cards up, I used a JustRite stamper for the "Get Well Soon!"

A dear friend of ours was sick this week, so I pulled this card out to send her. We hope she gets to feeling a lot better soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Back to School Backpack Gifts

Yesterday I showed you the cute chalkboard cards I made for my oldest son's kindergarten teacher and aides. Here are the gifts that I made to go along with them. We'll be taking these to Meet the Teacher night this evening.

Here's the link to the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial on how to make these little backpacks. They aren't very big, but I was able to fit some ibuprofen (for headaches caused by kindergarteners), gourmet chocolate, taffy and mints inside of them. Thanks for stopping by!

Kindergarten Teacher Cards

My oldest son just started kindergarten last week. I have seen some really cute back-to-school gifts and cards on other stamping sites, and I thought I'd make some of my own. I'll show you the gift tomorrow, but today I want to show you the cute cards I made.

These are little 3x3 cards. I was really wishing I had the SU! Woodgrain background stamp when I made the little chalkboard frame pieces. I think I shall have to purchase it sometime soon.

Also, the chalkboard look is acheived by using a white crayon on black cardstock. Cute, huh? My mom bought me a retired SU! stamp set on eBay a while back that has the cute little elementary school images in it. I can't wait to scrapbook someday with my cute little scissors, ruler and crayon stamps.

Come back tomorrow to see the little gift that goes with these cards. We'll be taking them with us to Meet the Teacher night on Wednesday evening. I made one for his teacher and one for each of the two aides that help with his class. Thanks for stopping by!

Just Moved!

No, I haven't moved. My sister has, and I made this card for her. She just moved to a new place in Baltimore, Maryland. That's her with her two cats on the card. *grin* I hope she likes it!

I CASE'd this card from the Artistic Avenger blog. I thought it was such a cute way to use the All in the Family stamp set and coordinating Neighborhood jumbo wheel. Thanks for stopping by!

Camp Fire Invitation

Earlier this summer we entertained the idea of having a big camp fire picnic here at our house. We ended up not having it, but I had gone so far as to create an invitation for it.

I always need some inspiration before starting a card, so I used the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #19 from a few months ago for my layout. Thanks for stopping by!

Sympathy Cards

Last week, I needed a bunch of sympathy cards. I have had this stamp set for some time now, but haven't had the chance to get it out and use it. In fact, I have a bunch of sets that I was very anxious to get, and now that I have them, have had no time to play with them. I'm thankful for my monthly workshops, because they force me to actually use all this stamping stuff I keep thinking I have to have.

Anyway, I've seen oodles of cards using the tree and flower branch images from the Thoughts and Prayers Set. I started stamping with one layout in mind, but when I went to put the card together, it just didn't go. I didn't spend enough time actually checking measurements of pieces before I cut and assembled them. So, I took all the pieces I had and made my own simple layouts. You can see these cards are all made with the same pieces, just put together different ways. I really like this set and can't wait to use it some more in the future. Thanks for stopping by!

How to Train a Husband

I saw this project made by Tosh Leyendekker a while back on the JustRite Stampers blog, and I saved it in the back of my mind for the next time I was invited to a bridal shower. I decided to make one for my sister-in-law's shower this past weekend. I needed something to do instead of just making more cards. This presented me with a challenge, and I got to try using my Big Shot to cut coasters. It was a fun project to engineer.

The first coaster is just the title piece.


The pull-out tab reads, "Cook only two or three times each week. That way he'll appreciate it more when you do cook."


The tab reads, "Don't wash inside out socks. When he runs out, he'll get the picture."

"Hair & Makeup"...

The tab says, "Do not wash your hair or put on makeup for a whole week. He might as well get used to seeing the "real" you from the start."


The tab reads, "If he leaves the toothpaste cap off, or doesn't squeeze the tube right, soak his toothbrush in liquid soap. He'll never forget again."

"Up Close & Personal"...

The tab states, "If he leaves the toilet seat up, feed him laxatives with a snack right before bed. Make sure the toilet seat is up. Need I say more?"

Thanks for stopping by!

Bridal Shower Thank You's

Jim and I are both in his sister's wedding this October. If you visit my blog often, you already know this. I've posted pictures of the bridal shower invitations that I made, and now this week I am showing you some of the gifts I sent for her. We were unable to make the trip to PA for the shower right now. Yesterday I posted about the card I made to go with her gift.

I used Stampin' Up!'s Pink Flamingo DSDSP to make the invitations earlier this summer. I used half of the paper from three packs for them. I still had the other halves of the packs left, so I decided I would make the thank you cards for her to send out after the shower. Using a layout I told you about in a post last week, I made eighty thank you cards to go with the luau theme of the shower. Consequently, they are the same color scheme as the invitations as well.

Earlier this summer, I bought many boxes of simple white thank you cards in the clearance aisle at Walmart. They were left over from graduation supplies. I got boxes of 25 cards with envelopes for $1 each! I used these thank you's as my bases. The boxes were originally shrink-wrapped. When I finished my cards, I packed them back into the boxes with just twenty cards per box. I made some lids to fit the boxes with overhead projector sheets and tied them up with some matching ribbons. Thanks for stopping by!

Bridal Shower Card

Here's the card I made to go with my gifts for my sister-in-law's bridal shower over the weekend. (If you can't tell from the picture, the towels say "Mr." and "Mrs.") I saw this card on Lorri Heiling's blog a while back and thought I'd try to make one the next time I needed a bridal shower or wedding card. It was a fun card to make. I got to use some of my new texture plates for the Big Shot and it was interesting to put together. Tomorrow I'll show you some more things I made for the shower. Thanks for stopping by!

Quick Wedding Cards

Jim has a few cousins getting married in the next couple of weeks, and I needed some quick cards for the weddings. I am a big fan of Angie Kennedy Juda, and I visit her Chic n' Scratch blog all the time. She uses very simple designs and images for her cards, which I really like. I used these cards of hers as inspiration for my quick wedding cards. Using this layout, you can use any patterned paper you like to make just about any kind of card you need. Thanks for stopping by!

RFKC Thank You Card

My friend, Julie, asked me to help her make some thank you cards. Departments at the local hospital had donated items for kids who attended the Royal Family Kids Camp that she was involved with. It's a camp for kids who have been neglected and abused. She wanted to make some cute cards to send out and say, "Thank you!"

I showed her the All in the Family stamp set, and she thought it would make a great kid-themed thank you card. I pointed her towards the Splitcoaststampers website so that she could look at the gallery of cards using that set. Once she picked something similar to what she had in mind, we could get started on her cards.

She found this card in the gallery, and from there I made a prototype of my own for her to see. She liked the design, so I cut everything she needed to make ten cards. She took the stamp set, supplies and stamp-a-ma-jig, and made her very own personalized thank you cards! I was so happy to help! Thanks for stopping by!

Another sundress card

Here's another card design with those cute sundresses made from a scalloped circle cut with the Big Shot. I was toying around with a thank you card design. Thanks for stopping by!

August 8 for $10 Card IV

Finally! If you've been stopping in all week, you've been seeing all the fun things from our "End of Summer Hoorah!" workshop. Today's card is a 3D card that I first saw a sample of on Dawn Griffith's blog. The Splitcoast Stampers website has a Cup Card tutorial on their site. There's even a gallery just for cup cards. Check it out if you'd like to make one!

I found this cute pink lemonade paper in my stash of non-SU! patterned papers and thought it would be perfect for this card. So I used some inspiration from Dawn's card, instructions from the tutorial, and some of my own thoughts to come up with the card we made. You can't send it in the mail, but it would make a cute addition to any gift you're giving in person.

I'm glad you were here to see all the fun things we made at our "End of Summer Hoorah!" 8 for $10 workshop. If you weren't able to make it, try to come to the September 8 for $10 workshop on Thursday, September 24th. We'd love to have you join us. Thanks for stopping by!

August 8 for $10 Card III

The past two days I have shown you our pretty sundress and main dish from the "End of Summer Hoorah!" workshop. Today I'm going to show you our healthy low-calorie dessert--watermelon!

This card was inspired by a card made by Dawn Griffith a long time ago. I wanted to use the Tart & Tangy stamp set so that the ladies who attended the July Stamp Camp would have some more ideas of things to do with their stamp set. This is really thinking outside the box to make the citrus slice into a watermelon. I like it!

I also got to use my new Big Shot machine and texture plates for the Garden Green card stock on this card. All the ladies got to make their own textured pieces and had lots of fun with the new toy!

Come again tomorrow to see our cool beverage from our party. Thanks for stopping by!

August 8 for $10 Card II

I saw this card a few weeks ago on the Confessions of a Stamping Addict blog and knew we had to make it at our "End of Summer Hoorah!" workshop. I used the SU! scallop edge punch instead of the Eyelet Border punch so that it would be a little less feminine. I thought this way it was a little more unisex and would be a good birthday card for that guy you know who is a backyard barbecue gourmet.

I gave the ladies who were here at the July Stamp Camp a preview of the card, and they loved it too. Then, they insisted that I come up with a punch art hot dog to go along with the hamburger! Of course, I always try to give my punching ladies what they want, so I did. It's quite simple, and I used it to embellish the inside of my card. Fun, fun! Keep pushing me to be creative, Ladies!

Come back tomorrow for the third card we made at the "End of Summer Hoorah!" workshop. Thanks for stopping by!

August 8 for $10 Card I

Here's the first card from the August 8 for $10 workshop. It should look familiar, because it's the card I made and used for my sister-in-law's bridal shower invitations. You can read about those in this earlier post.

Using the Big Shot machine, I had scalloped circles cut in three different papers from the SU! Pink Flamingo DSDSP. Since each paper is double-sided, the ladies had six different patterns to choose from for their sundresses. The SU! Bold Brights brads include Read Red and Tempting Turquoise, so those were available along with silver brads for the centers of the flowers. (By the way, the flowers were stems of baby's breath from the Wal*Mart floral section.)

Stop in tomorrow to see another card from this month's workshop. It was an "End of Summer Hoorah!" party. Thanks for stopping by!

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