Friday, April 18, 2014

Rainy Day Card with Free Tutorial and Video




This Rainy Day card featuring Stampin' Up!'s Bootiful Occasions stamp set is easy to make thanks to using the Big Shot and punches.  While I had been wanting to make a card using the rainboots, it took me some time to figure out how to make a quick and easy umbrella.  You can see from the photo tutorial how to use the Ovals Collection Framelits and the Adorning Accents Edgelits to make the canopy part of the umbrella.

Did you know that the Adorning Accents Edgelits is on sale through April 21st when Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping?  


It was the handle, pole and finial parts of the umbrella that stumped me for a few days.  I tried several different things and even ended up tracing and cutting out umbrella parts.  While it was doable, it certainly wasn't quick and easy.  Then it dawned on me how to make the curved handle using the word window punch and the small oval.  The finial was easy using the mosaic punch.


The video shows you the different steps for making the umbrella.  There is also a bonus technique in the video showing you how to cut out the rainboots easily and with clean edges.

Enjoy making this Rainy Day card.


Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
129381 Ovals Collection Framelits Dies $26.95
125595 Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies $9.95
119857 Word Window Punch $15.95
120908 Small Oval Punch $12.95
131267 Mosaic Punch $15.95
126597 Bootiful Occasions Stamp Set $17.95

Visit my online store to get your supplies for your 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
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Scalloped Tag Topper Bag Tutorial and Video



You can make these bags using Stampin' Up!'s Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and a 4 x 6 inch piece of designer series paper or card stock and then decorate to your heart's desire. 


In my Sharing Creativity and Company video tutorial, you can see where I wrote the instructions for scoring and cutting.  After I finished the video, I figured out how to make this template in My Digital Studio!  You can double click to get a larger image.


After you have made one or two scalloped tag topper bags, you'll find that these are quick and easy to make.  This is a case where a picture says a thousand words.  You might find it easier to follow my video for lining up the paper in the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.



Here is the bonus tutorial for how to make the Easter Owl dressed up as a bunny.  The bunny ears are made from the Word Window Punch (119857  $15.95).  The hat is half of the Small Oval Punch (120908  $12.95).

Here is another Sharing Creativity and Company video that shows how to make an Easter chick with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324  $22.95).

Visit my online store to get your supplies for this 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, April 5, 2014

Quick and Easy Envelope Favor with Video Tutorial




The picture tutorial for making these quick and easy Envelope Favors using Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Punch Board from a 5 x 5 in. square of paper has been so popular that I decided to make a video tutorial.  Here are some of the favors I have made including the Christmas one from my original post.  The tutorial in that post also shows how to make the bow using the large oval punch.  Many thanks to those of you who pinned that tutorial on your Pinterest board.



In addition to the instructions for making your envelope favor, this video also shows you how to make a small bow using the envelope punch board.


You can see other ways to use Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Punch Board on my Sharing Creativity and Company YouTube Channel.

Shop with me through my online store to get your supplies for this 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

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Goodbye to Sale-A-Bration's Good as Gold Card Kit



The Good as Gold card kit has ended up being one of the most versatile products that Stampin' Up! is offering during Sale-A-Bration.  Today, March 31st, is the LAST day to earn the Good as Gold card kit.  I wanted to share some of the ways that my friends have been using this kit.  The first card shows how the kit was originally designed to be used.  Look how shiny the gold foil is!




All of these cards were made by my demonstrator friend, Christa Halsbema in the Netherlands.  Sale-A-Bration is a world-wide event!  I love how she used the printed card stock and gold foil envelope liners as embellishments.


Janet Holmes made this treat box using one of the note cards in the kit.

Enjoy the last day of Sale-A-Bration by shopping with me through my online store and get your supplies for these projects.  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

Saying Goodbye to Sale-A-Bration 2014

Monday, March 31st is the last day for Sale-A-Bration 2014. Here are some projects featuring Sale-A-Bration products. You can click on the description to go to the original post. For every $50 you spend, you can choose a Sale-A-Bration item for free!


Banner Punch

Mini Espresso Cup

Easter Bunny

Good as Gold

Sale-A-Bration Swaps

Petal Parade

Good as Gold Box

Scallop Tag Box

Sweet Sorbet Pack

Sweet Sorbet

Muslin Bags

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I hope you enjoyed seeing different ways to use Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration products.  Visit my online store to get your supplies for these projects.  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, March 29, 2014

Punch Art Easter Bunny Card with Lined Envelope




This Punch Art Easter Bunny has inspired even more projects, including this card with coordinating lined envelope.  After making the tutorial and video for the Punch Art Easter bunny, I had the extra parts to make the Easter card.  The card was so cute, I just had to make the coordinating lined envelope.


This video will show you how to make the liner along with instructions for figuring out how much paper to use and how to attach the liner so the envelope opens and closes easily.  You can also see my picture tutorial for how to make a coordinating lined envelope that I posted earlier.


Here is a quick 6 x 6 layout that could easily be added to a larger scrapbook page.


It's amazing how many different projects you can make with Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Punch Board. Shop with me and get one today!

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

For other fun Easter ideas, check out my DIY Easter Pinterest Board.
Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
My Online Store

Monday, March 24, 2014

Punch Art Easter Bunny Basket 2



You can use Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Punch Board  (133774  $19.95) to make this basket for Easter or other occasions when you want your friends to ooh and aah about how crafty you are!  As promised, this is Part 2 of my Punch Art Easter Bunny Basket.  While Part 1 shows you how to make the Easter Bunny, this post will focus on making the basket.

Have you ever tried to copy something, goofed it up and then ended up with your very own original design?  At our last demonstrator swap, Christi Beck made a cute Easter basket.  When she said that it only took a 6 x 6" piece of designer series paper, I knew I had to try it.  Silly me, I thought that I could measure her basket and figure out where to punch and score.  Wrong!  Thankfully, the basket I made worked out, so yippee skippee.  I had a pottery instructor who called it "serendipity" when you accidentally created something that you really liked even though it wasn't what you originally had in mind.  LOL!


For this basket, you might find it easier to follow the video.  However, if you have made these types of baskets before, here are the measurements.  


Start with a 6 x 6" piece of designer series paper.  Punch and score on the first side at 1 1/4" and 3 3/4".  Follow the score marks to punch and score on the remaining 3 sides.  Round all 4 corners. 


Cut to the fold on both sides of the wide tabs.


Use the small oval punch (120908  $12.95) to make the handles.  Attach the Punch Art Easter Bunny or any other embellishments while the basket is still flat.  Then adhere to form the basket.  This is where it might be easier to watch the video.

I'll be posting other videos with different ways to use Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Punch Board. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to catch the Envelope Punch Board series as the new videos are finished.  You'll impress your friends with how many things you can make with this one tool.

Visit my online store to get your supplies for this 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