Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Stocking Stuffers



One of my favorite things about Christmas is making Stocking Stuffers.  Here are 7 different quick and easy Christmas projects that are perfect for Secret Santa gifts, teacher thank you's and adding to that stocking for someone special.


We made this mini gift box in stamp club.  It's perfect for holding a gift card along with some treats.


This little snowman pail can also be used for treats or a gift card.


These tags are quick and easy to make thanks to Stampin' Up! punches including the tree (135859 $16.95), star (133787 $16.95 for a set of 3) and scallop tag topper (133324 $22.95) punches.


This keepsake ornament will make a great tag that can be used to decorate your Christmas tree after opening your gift.


This burlap bag fits a gift card or cash and can be adapted to fit different occasions by changing out the snowflake tag.


You've probably seen the curvy keepsake box (135853 $32.95) decorated to fit many different occasions.  This little Santa box is perfect for Christmas!  Cindy Peterson made this one for a demonstrator swap.

Are you ready to make your Stocking Stuffers? 

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Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

OWH World Card Making Day 2014



These are the two "Love" cards that I made to celebrate World Card Making Day 2014 with OWH.  For my first card I wanted to use these quick and easy punch art birds and Stampin' Up!'s Flower Patch stamp set (134207 $25.95).


For the second card, I used one of my new stamp sets, Tap Tap Tap (134204 $18.95).  I colored the typewriter with Stampin' Up!'s Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers ((130998 $119.5).

Which card is your favorite?

Here's the link to continue with the OWH bloghop.  Here is more information about donating cards to Operation Write Home.  OWH is a wonderful way to support our heroes who are stationed overseas and their loved ones.

For the punch art birds, I used Stampin' Up!'s bird builder punch (117191 $16.95).  Here is the video tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of OWH World Card Making Day 2014.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Christmas Punch Art Birds Tutorial



The Wonderous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits have been one of the most versatile bundles in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday catalog.  This is my third project tutorial using the Wonderous Wreath bundle.  This time I've added these quick and easy punch art birds using Stampin' Up!'s bird punch.  While they work perfectly for this Christmas wreath, I'm looking forward to using this technique for other projects too.


Here is the video tutorial for making the punch art birds.  Check out my Wonderous Wreath playlist for other projects using the Wonderous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits.  Which video is your favorite?

Here is my first tutorial for using the Wonderous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits bundle.  This tutorial for making a garland using the Wonderous Wreath has also been a favorite.


Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
137624 Wonderous Wreath Stamps and Framelits $43.25
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
117191 Bird Builder Punch $16.95
133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack $16.95

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Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wonderous Wreath Garland Tutorial



Stampin' Up!'s Wonderous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits will help you create relatively quick and easy Christmas cards that everyone will ooh and aah about when they get one from you.  I made 12 of them for our September Stampin' Up! demonstrator swap.  Thank goodness the cards were quick and easy to make because I was making them the day before our swap.  LOL.


For this Christmas garland, you'll make the wreath and then cut it into 3 pieces.  This tutorial will show you how I cut the wreath apart.  I also share a tip on how to make die cutting the Noel a little easier.  When you have a detailed framelit like the Noel, it can sometimes be a little tricky to remove the paper from the framelit.  Watch how adding one common household item can make it faster to remove the paper after running it through the Big Shot.


This video show you how to make the wreath using the Wonderous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits.  When we made this card in stamp club, everyone comments on how the wreath was much easier to do than it looks.


And finally, this is how I made the bows for the garland.  There is also a framelit for a bow in the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies package (135851  $24.95) that you can use.  When you buy the Wonderous Wreath stamp set with the coordinating framelits, you'll save 15% on the bundle.  And if you don't already have one, the Sizzix magnetic platform is a must have item when die cutting with the framelits.  It makes it lining up the framelit with the stamped image a piece of cake!


Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
137624 Wonderous Wreath Stamp Set and Framelits $43.25
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95

Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gratitude for Days Pocket Card



Stampin' Up!'s Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit is designed to make a gratitude banner and can be used to make other projects including this quick and easy pocket card.  This was the favorite project from my August stamp club workshop.


It was easy to stamp the pumpkin and fall leaves on the card from the stamp set since they are photopolymer.  This video shows how easy it is to layer the stamps using Tangerine Tango for the pumpkin and Lost lagoon for the acorns and leaves.


Have you ever tried to tie a small bow and noticed that you end up with a lot of trim that is wasted?  My sister showed me how to use the least amount of ribbon or trim when tying small leaves.  This video shows a quick and easy way to tie these small bows.

To finish this pocket card, I added a die cut leaf in Hello Honey cardstock, and Give Thanks Banner.  You can see how to cut the banner tips with another IAM Tutorial.

Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
135868 Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit $21.95
135074 Holiday Invitation Photopolymer Stamp Set $21.95
127812 Autumn Accents Bigz Die $21.95
135838 White and Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim $4.95


Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wonderous Wreath Tutorial



My stamp club members decided this was a quick and easy card thanks to Stampin' Up!'s Wonderous Wreath stamp set and coordinating framelits.  Making the Wonderous Wreath in a class setting went very quickly.  We learned that it wasn't critical that all of your leaves line up.  It actually looks more natural when you don't line things up exactly the same!


To make the Wonderous Wreath (say that quickly three times!), you will stamp three layers of the wreath.  Thanks to being clear photopolymer stamps, it's easy to see where you are stamping.  The stamps and framelits have a tab so you can easily see where the top is.  I marked the top of my paper too as you can see in this video tutorial.


Here is the picture tutorial showing all of the steps.

I also have tutorials for the curved sentiment and punch art bow.  There is a bow that comes with the stamp set and framelits that you can also use.  I liked the texture and dimension from the punch art bow.  And by the way, if you leave out the banner tips, the bow looks like one that Minnie Mouse would wear in her hair!

Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
136819 Watercolor Winter Too Stamp Set $11.95
137624 Wonderous Wreath Stamps and Framelits Bundle $43.25
130249 Mosaic Madness Stamp Set $18.95
133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (Heart Punch) $16.95
133519 Banner Punch $12.95
134364 1/4" Circle Handheld Punch $8.95

Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Quick and Easy Christmas Star Card



This quick and easy Christmas card uses the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and framelits bundle that is 15% off through August 31st.  Or you can get the bundle for free when you buy a Big Shot during this promotion!


Notice how the star has very thin real red edges?  This In A Minute tutorial shows you how to do this technique!  I like to use this edging technique when I want my paper embellishment to stand out a little more from the background.


I used the same Season's Greetings as a curved sentiment for this card
Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
138200 Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set and Framelit Bundle $43.95
136819 Watercolor Winter Too Stamp Set $11.95
130658 Big Shot Magnetic Platform $39.95
119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
130995 Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Markers $11.95

Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store