Holiday Frame- Holiday Gift!

Catherine 3D Projects, Christmas, Projects

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Hello Stamper Friends!

Here is a project you can make for your own home or to give as a gift.

I used:

  • 116770 Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper
  • 117674 Decor Elements Holiday Mix in Chocolate
  • 112081 Scallop Square Punch

 

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And another one using:

  • 117674 Decor Elements Holiday Mix in Chocolate
  • 112208 Curly Label Punch
  • 113974 Bella Blue Designer Series Paper

The Decor Elements Holiday Mix includes one 8 1.2 x 11 sheet with images and letters that spell Joy, Snow and Noel and comes in 116830 Black, 117676 White, Chocolate and 117675 Real Red.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for another holiday idea, Stampin' Up's 12 Days of Christmas promotion and maybe a Sal-A-Bration Sneak Peek!?  My friend Amy is coming over today and we are going to stamp with some of our new goodies that just arrived from the upcoming Mini Catalog that begins January 5!

If you would like to place an order, you can do it online here. Just click Shop Now and your order will be delivered to your door!
If you prefer, you can email your order to me and I will take care of you right away.

Fabric Flower Brooches with the Flower Folds Die- Holiday Gift!

Catherine 3D Projects, Die Cutting, Videos

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Hello Stamper Friends!  How darling is this little purse…read on to find out all the details!

I papercraft and my mother sews.  I used to sew…then I discovered papercrafts, and me “not-so-sew” much now!  When my mom came to visit over Thanksgiving, our worlds collided!  She brought 2 bins of fabric with her, so we whipped out the Big Shot and we went nuts! 

My oldest daughter, Anna, just turned 10 and she decided to make a quilt.  My mom helped her cut the squares out with the 115950 Stampin' Up Scallop Square Die for the Big Shot.  Mom helped her do the math and learn the basics of sewing on the machine.  Within minutes she was on her own…she is so proud!

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While she was sewing, I was using the 115970 Stampin' Up Flower Folds Die to make flower brooches and pins.  Here's my mess (actually, I cleaned up for this photo, it was MUCH worse than this!):

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Ideas for the brooches:

  • put pins on the back of the brooches to dress up a sweater or blouse, or add to a jacket 
  • put a barrette on the back, they look so cute in little girl's hair!
  • hot glue or pin to a head band
  • tie a ribbon around a candle and attach the brooch
  • tie the brooch to a present and you have 2 gifts in one!

Here is a video showing you how to make them:

 

Tips for making the flower brooches:

  • hot glue is a lot easier than sewing the layers together
  • use the 2 or 3 smallest flowers on the die
  • cut through 8 layers of fabric at a time, I also found I got a better cut on the top layer when I put a piece of paper on the top cutting pad to add more thickness
  • I liked to have at least 3 of the same size and color flowers to work into my brooch
  • tulle layers look awesome!

My mom made these DARLING white purses for the girls to pin their flower brooches to.  We made a bunch of different ones for all occasions.

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E-mail me with photos if you try some of your own!

  • 113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • 115950 Scallop Square Die
  • 115970 Flower Folds Die
  • 113478 Extended Cutting Pads to use with your Flower Folds Die

Be sure to check back tomorrow for another idea in my Holiday Gifts and Treats Smorgasboard!

If you would like to place an order, you can do it online here. Just click Shop Now and your order will be delivered to your door!
If you prefer, you can email your order to me and I will take care of you right away.

Catherine Pooler Stamps Youtube Channel!

Catherine Projects, Videos

Hello again!   You may have watched some of my videos, but did you know you can see them all on my Youtube channel?

I've had the channel for a while, but I'm super excited right now because I just updated the look.  Hop over and check it out, leave a comment and let me know what you think.   You can also subscribe to my channel and be notified every time I publish a new video. 

Also, what kind of videos would you be interested in seeing?

Let me know!  Have a super day,

Wine Bottle Topper…Holiday Gift!

Catherine 3D Projects, Christmas, Projects

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A good bottle of wine always makes a good gift…but to make it great, why not add a little topper?  It took me just a couple of minutes to put these together.

I cut my Kraft cardstock to 2 3/4 x 12.  If you don't have 12 x 12, you could always make them shorter and cut at 2 3/4 x 11.

I scored at 2 3/4 so the top that fits over the bottle is a square.  I used my 1 3/4″ Circle Punch to make the hole for the wine bottle to go through.

I used the Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper cut at 9 x 2 1/2 to embellish the front and because this paper is so gorgeous, I didn't need much else!

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Supplies:

  • 116770 Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper
  • 109043 Scallop Circle Punch
  • 104401 1 3/4″ Circle Punch
  • 101227 1/16″ hole punch
  • 100908 Chocolate Chip Ink
  • 116471 Sweet Season Stamp Set
  • 107070 Kraft Cardstock
  • 115617 Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain
  • 115612 Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon
  • 104199 Linen Thread

And you might notice I used the Word Window punch…I made a booboo when I stamped the greeting.  No mistake, just an opportunity for creativity, right?

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Wonder how long these bottles will stay pretty…..;)

Check back tomorrow for another gift idea in my Holiday Gifts and Treats Smorgasboard.  Then be sure to visit me later in the week for Stampin' Up's 12 Days of Christmas promotion. 

I just updated my Great Rewards Program!  Check out the details and get your card here!

If you would like to place an order, you can do it online here.   Just click Shop Now and your order will be delivered to your door!
If you prefer, you can
email your order to me and I will take care of you right away.


My Digital Studio Downloads…break from Holiday Smorgasboard

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Stressing about your Christmas cards yet?  Stress no more! As of today, there are seven new digital downloads for My Digital Studio available, including several holiday-themed kits that will make your Christmas projects a breeze!

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio, just released! 

Item #Item NamePrice
118117Berry Christmas stamp brush set$5.95
118118   Friend by Definition stamp brush set    $1.95
118119   Just Perfect Alphabet stamp brush set    $9.95
120880   Christmas Cocoa II digital kit   $9.95
120881   Write Stuff II digital kit   $9.95
120882   Icicle digital photo card kit   $3.95
120883   Merry Moments digital photo card kit$3.95

 

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Ordering these is easy!  Just go to my online store, click shop now, click on Digital Crafting and you will see all the items available for download.  Or just enter in the item codes!  You can add other Stampin' Up! items to your order if you wish, then check out. 

When you get to the Order Confirmation Page, click the Download Now link or the Download Manager link.  Select either MAC or Windows, then select Download a File to import your new images directly into your My Digital Studio program, or select For Other Applications if you are using our downloads in another program.  When prompted, select RUN.  When you are finished downloading all your files, Open My Digital Studio and you will see all your new files available to use!! 

Click here for more posts on My Digital Studio!

Triangle Box- Holiday Gift or Treat!

Catherine 3D Projects, Christmas, Videos

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I am so excited to finally say:  Welcome to my Holiday Gifts and Treats Smorgasboard! Are you ready for 2 weeks of Holiday ideas?  Gifts, treats, goodies, oh, my!  Well, buckle up because here we go!  And be sure to keep checking back for more, I've got lots up my sleeve!  (I figured out how to save my video as a different file to upload it to Youtube, so I'm back in business!:)

Notice my nifty banner! I made that with My Digital Studio.  It was a snap!

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I just love these little triangle boxes.  You can put some treats inside, or a small gift.

With a few measurements, you'll be able to crank out a bunch of them for teacher gifts, hostesses, neighbors and friends.

Cut your 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock at 4 x 11.  Score the long way at 5 1/2.  I made a “tick mark” on the 4″ side at 2″, then scored from the 2″ mark to the 4″ mark along the 4 sides.

To see what I mean, watch the video!

 

Supplies:

  • 116471 Sweet Season Stamp Set
  • 100908 Chocolate Chip Ink Pad
  • 102128 Chocolate Chip Cardstock
  • 102482 Real Red Cardstock
  • 100052 Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
  • 112082 Wide Oval Punch
  • 107304 Small Oval Punch
  • 108362 Crop-a-dile
  • 115617 Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain

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Check back tomorrow for another Holiday Gifts and Treats Smorgasboard idea!

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If you would like to place an order, you can do it online here.   Just click Shop Now and your order will be delivered to your door!
If you prefer, you can email your order to me and I will take care of you right away.

Comment Winner!

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Thanks to everyone that posted comments on my website!  I love to see what you all think about things.  Keep 'em comin'!

The winner of a pack of handstamped Christmas Cards is:

  1. By Miriam on Dec 5, 2009 | Edit

    I came across your journal after I noticed one of your fantastic Christmas cards! I have to say, my favorite Christmas card of yours from this year is the Autumn Days wreath. So simple, so perfect! Thanks for sharing! And yes, the Finger Lakes are fabulous!

Miriam- email me your address and I'll pop them in the mail to you!

If you would like to place an order, you can do it online here.  Just click Shop Now and your order will be delivered to your door!
If you prefer, you can email your order to me and I will take care of you right away.

Stampin’ Up Discontinues Stamps

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Be sure to check this list so you don't miss out!  If you would like to order any of these stamps before they are discontinued on January 4, email me or visit my online store and click Shop Now.

The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010.

 Item Number Stamp Set
 113407  Back Woods
 114492 Beautiful Baby
 114486 Birthday Wish
 113200  Branch Out
 114496  Celebrations
 113732  Central Park
 113206    Classic Sketches
 113226 Classy & Fabulous
 114498 Flowers in Silhouette
 113405 Font of You
 113216    For the Bride
 114494 Forever
 109425    Friend by Definition
 114488    Fun Flowers
 113716    Garden Greetings
 114490    Glad Friends
 111580    Grand Soiree
 113242    Hit the Road
 113710    Lexicon of Leaves
 113236   Man's Best Friend
 114423    Ocean Commotion
 113728   Playful Petals
 109276    Polka Dot
 111544    Putt Putt
 113240    Quilt Quips
 113754    Really Retro
 113403    Sip by Sip
 113726    Sweet Stems
 113250    That's Funny
 113688    Wonderful Watercolors
 114028    Para la novia
 114032    Acuarelas Maravillosas

Clear-Mount Stamps and Sneak Peek!

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Since I can't share my first project and video in my Holiday Gifts and Treats Smorgasboard yet, (still having trouble with youtube!) I thought I would share some Stampin' Up news with you!

Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option. 

Our new clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features

  • Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
  • Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
  • Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
  • Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
  • Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
  • Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
  • Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

There is a selection of non-mounted stamp sets in the Mini Catalog, and the Clear-Mount blocks will be available for customer purchase on January 5.

Sneak Peek Project!  I came home from Founders' Circle in September with 3 stamp sets from the upcoming Mini Catalog.  I had a few of my downline over to stamp with them.  I'll be sharing them with you throughout the month.  Here is the first one made with the set, Messages for Mom made by Cam Cao.

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Mark your calendars now for my Sale-a-Bration and Mini Catalog Open House – January 3rd and 4th!

If you would like to place an order, you can do it online here.   Just click Shop Now and your order will be delivered to your door!
If you prefer, you can email your order to me and I will take care of you right away.

Shelli on Today

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Hi Everyone!  If you missed Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO on the Today Show this morning, here it is!

 

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

 

PS.  Still working on the video…Youtube is NOT cooperating with me!  And I'm exhausted from the car ride, we have a 7 year old birthday today and tonight and my oldest and I are running a 5K in the morning…so hang with me!  It's comin'! 😉

Today Show…Shelli Gardner

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Good Morning Stampers!

I can not even believe I am up at 7 am.  I am not a morning person.  I drove 12 hours from NY to NC yesterday with 3 children.  I'm beat.  I'm shocked that I'm awake.

Blame it on CEO and Co-founder of Stampin' Up, Shelli Gardner.  She's going to be on the Today Show today!    I can't wait to see what she's going to share!

Another thing we've got going on today is a 7 year old birthday!  We are celebrating tonight with a few friends over for an “almost sleepover”.  I think I'll survive it.  😉

While I'm waiting for Shelli, I'm trying to upload my next video to Youtube, but I'm getting an error.  Yikes!  I'm working on it and I'll be back…today is the first day of my Holiday Gifts and Treats Smorgasboard!  I've got a great treat box for you today and if you are a club member, be sure to watch…we'll be making it!

P.S. POST A COMMENT ANYWHERE ON MY BLOG TODAY THROUGH TOMORROW AND I WILL DRAW ONE NAME TO WIN A PACK OF HANDSTAMPED CHRISTMAS CARDS!  To post a comment, just click on Responses right under the title of the post and comment away!

A Cardinal Christmas Top Note Box

Catherine 3D Projects, Christmas, Die Cutting

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Just a quick post today…my friend Kecia brought this over to show me…our friend Cam made it for her.  Kecia was way excited over this little box.

Cam made a little box to sandwich between 2 Top Notes.  She used the Autumn Traditions DSP and A Christmas Cardinal Stamp Set to embellish.

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Hope you like it!  Thanks for sharing, Kecia and Cam!

If you would like to place an order, you can do it online here. Just click Shop Now and your order will be delivered to your door!
If you prefer, you can email your order to me and I will take care of you right away.

Blog Candy Winner!

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Hello Stamper Friends!

I made it just fine to NY, the trip wasn't too bad!  We'll see how tomorrow goes.  I'll be driving back with the 3 girls.  Let's hope they will have enough to keep them busy between the DS, videos and activity books!

I grew up in Rochester, NY, but now my mother lives in Canandaguia, right on the lake.  If you've never been to the Finger Lakes, it's just beautiful here!  We went out for a bit today and ate lunch at Wegman's, then went to Monica's Pies and got a Caramel Apple Pie and a Grape Tart.  Did you know the Finger Lakes Region is the Grape Pie Capital of the world!?   Who knew!?

Anyway, you might want to know that Debera Cain is the Blog Candy Winner!  Debera- email me with your address and I will get The More the Merrier right out to you!

I have a quick project scheduled for tomorrow, then I Friday I will begin the Holiday Gifts and Treats Smorgasboard!

If you would like to place an order, you can do it online here.   Just click Shop Now and your order will be delivered to your door!
If you prefer, you can email your order to me and I will take care of you right away.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Goodies Arrived!

Catherine Projects

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I am READY to host (and I will arrive back in town from NY just in time!) my first Build-A-Bear Workshop this Saturday, December 5.  If you are unable to attend that one, I will have a second session on Saturday, December 12.  Both sessions are at 3 pm.

What will this event entail?  We will be watching Build-A-Bear's newest Christmas Movie, Holly & Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure, with a heartwarming message about following your dreams… no matter how high they may seem.

After the movie, each Mommy & Me pair will create special Build-A-Bear projects using Stampin' Up's exclusive Build-A-Bear stamps and dies.  

Check out the goodies I have to give away!  Build-A-Bear Workshop Gift Cards, Holly and Hal Moose Bookmarks, and one lucky attendee from each session will be drawn to receive the Hardcover Holly and Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure Book and one lucky attendee will receive their own copy of the movie! This event is FREE…just please register on the events page so I know to expect you!  Attendance is limited, so register now!

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This darling card(a swap from convention from April Roycroft) uses the Build-A-Bear Sizzix die exlusive for Stampin' Up.  I made a few of these with my girls and they loved them!

If you would like to place an order, you can do it online here.   Just click Shop Now and your order will be delivered to your door!
If you prefer, you can email your order to me and I will take care of you right away.

Simple Friendship Stamp Set meet the Rock and Roll Technique!

Catherine Die Cutting, Projects, Techniques, Videos

Hi Stamper Friends!  Today I have a new video for you showcasing Simple Friendship and the Rock and Roll Technique.  This is super simple and a big WOW!-  First, ink your stamp with your lighter ink color, then roll the edges of your stamp in a darker ink color, then stamp! 

Tip!  Avoid inking in your darkest ink first, because you will end up getting dark ink on your light stamp and the lighter ink color won't show up over the darker color.

SPECIAL!!!  The first 5 Online Orders I recieve of $50 or more by November 13 will receive a make and take kit for 10 cards with an assortment of Pink Flamingo Paper, Playground Buttons, Rhinestone Brads and the cardstock cut to make cards like this:

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Supplies:

  • 113397 Simple Friendship $25.95
  • 103133 Real Red Ink Pad $5.95
  • 100537 Summer Sun Ink Pad $5.95
  • 101179 Black Ink Pad $5.95
  • 103683 Mini Glue Dots (to adhere the button) $4.95
  • 116313 Playground Buttons $7.95
  • 103124 Summer Sun Cardstock $5.50
  • 113976 Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper $9.95

Here is another sample using the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper.  It's a 4 x 4″ square card.  If you look closely at the 114514 Simple Flower Sizzlet Big Shot Die, you will notice it has texture!  It's actually a piece of Flocked paper from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper.  I thought that came out really neat!

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If you would like to place an order, you can do it online here.  If you prefer, you can email your order  to me and I will take care of you right away!

Just click Shop Now and your order will be delivered to your door!

 

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I hope everyone has a great day.  I know it will be in the Pooler household!  Our youngest child turns FIVE today!  We'll head out for dinner at Red Robin, then at 6:30, our school, Sycamore Creek Elementary School is having a Teacher Talent Show!  We can't wait to see what our teachers have in store for us!

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