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January 2017

That Crazy Chicken

I cracked up the first time I saw this chicken!  I love her.  She is just my style so I thought it was only fitting to emboss her in copper and make her shine!  I also embossed the "chicken wire" as the background in the copper so when you hold the card and let the light bounce off of it you can really see how lovely it is and how much it looks like metal.  Directions Below.

Remember you can get this Hey Chick stamp set for free right now with Sale A Bration going on through Stampin Up!.  All you do is place a $50 order through my site and you will receive your choice of one free item.  Your choices range from stamp sets to paper to ribbon sets and all are wonderful.  Check out the catalogs to the right and go to the Shop Now button on my site and have fun!  If you have any questions let me know I'm happy to help.

Supplies you'll need from Stampin UP!:
Whisper White Cardstock (1 7/8" x 3 1/4" &  4" x 5")
Moroccan Yellow paper DSP (2 3/4" x 3 1/2")
Basic Black Cardstock
Peek a Boo Peach Ruched Ribbon (I said Flirty Flamingo on the video Sorry)
Mini Striped Ribbon in Red
Real Red Marker
Pumpkin Pie Marker
Hexagon Embossing Folder
Copper Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Embossing Buddy
Glue Dots

*Cut Whisper White Cardstock (2 pieces see above dimensions)
*Cut Moroccan Yellow (above dimension)
*Cut striped ribbon about 3"
*Cut 7-8" strip of ruched Peek a Boo Peach ribbon
*Stamp Crazy Chicken onto small piece of paper using Versamark
*Spread copper embossing powder over chicken and carefully wipe away any excess powder, you can use a small paint brush for this
*Heat set the crazy chicken with the heat tool
*Color the crazy chickens hair, tail feathers and chest feathers with real red and pumpkin pie markers
*Versamark the indented side of the hexagon of the hexagon embossing folder (not the raised side)
*Put your 4"x5" paper in the embossing folder and run through the Big Shot
*Take Paper out and on the side that was raised spread copper embossing powder all over it, tap and remove excess powder
*Use small pain brush and remove all excess powder from inside the hexagons (you can leave as much or as little as you like it makes it look like a dirty chicken coop)
*Heat set the copper embossing powder with the heat tool
*Snail the crazy chicken to the yellow dsp
*Staple the Mini Striped Ribbon to the top of the chicken on the whisper white paper (angle the ribbons with scissors)
*Snail the yellow dsp to the chicken wire paper
*Adhere to the staple with glue dot the small bow made with Peek a Boo Peach Ruched ribbon
*Adhere the chicken wire paper to the black cardstock and Wala!  You have your card :)
Enjoy or give to someone special!

Or See video on You Tube at Malissa Stamps for assembly



Kiss Box

I have gone absolutely crazy with the Window Box thinlet set from Stampin Up!.  I can't believe how versatile it is and how many brilliant things you can make with it!  This particular box has become my favorite.  If you would like directions for this Kiss Box please send me a comment/message.  If you would like to make it yourself you will need some supplies and you can order those right here in the Shop Now tab of my site.  If you just want this box made by me and shipped to you I can do that too.  They are filled with Ghirardelli Chocolates and are $4.00 each.  Happy Stamping!

Supplies you'll need from Stampin UP!:

Melon Mambo Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Bermuda Bay Cardstock
Sending Love Suite which includes the Sealed with Love stamps and Love Notes framelets
Window Box thinlets
Wink of Stella
Bermuda Bay wide ribbon (on clearance rack right now!!!)
Melon Mambo Pen
Bermuda Bay Ink Pad

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Red, White and Black Hexagon Box

Here is my latest creation. I was able to match the heat embossing on the red hearts on the lid to the Sending Love paper on the sides! If you would like directions for this project or would like to order this box, it comes prefilled with 5 Ghiradelle chocolates for $5, send me a message.  If you would like to create this box yourself you can order supplies right here on this site under the shop now button.  You will need the following supplies:

Sending Love Suite Bundle
Window Box Thinlets
Real Red Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Embossing Buddy
Tombo glue



Heart Hexagon Box

This hexagon box uses the Windows Box thinlet set from Stampin Up and the Sending Love Suite thinlets.  All supplies are available for purchase on this site under the Shop Now tab.  If you would like this hexagon box but do not want to make it you can purchase from me for $3.00 each or $4.00 filled with Ghirardelli chocolates just send an email with your details.  Thank you!

Instructions below:

Bermuda Bay cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock
Sweetheart punch
Succulent Garden Ribbon in White 
Tear and Tape
Tombo glue

Cut 2 hexagon box pieces in Bermuda Bay
Cut 1 1/2" circle
Cut 6 Sending Love Suite edge heart in Melon Mambo
Cut 12" of Succulent Garden White Ribbon
Punch 6 Melon Mambo hearts with Sweetheart Punch
Punch 6 Whisper White hearts with Sweetheart Punch
Assemble with tear and tape the hexagon box
Tombo glue a Melon Mambo heart on each of the 6 sides (outside)
Tombo glue a Melon Mambo on the top of the box 1 heart lined up with each edge
Score the Whisper White hearts in half
Fold Whisper White hearts and tombo glue them on one side to the top of the Melon Mambo hearts lining up with the center of the Melon Mambo hearts
Feed ribbon through the edge of the Melon Mambo hearts around the outside of the box
Tie a bow and there you have it! 


Valentine's Day Cards

Valentines Day Cards are here! Handmade cards are stamped and die cut to create adorable designs that your sweethearts will love. They come with an envelope and are blank inside. At $3.00 each they are less than any hallmark or grocery store card and they're handmade just for you! We can customize to suite any color scheme, order yours by emailing your request today! PoolValentinesCard