DIY Fall Wine Bottle Tag

DIY Fall Wine Bottle Tag from StampinFool.com, Sunflowers, Painted Harvest, Wine Tag

Fall DIY Love

Fall has arrived!  I am so glad that cooler days are among us. It’s almost Thanksgiving and that means wine; lots of wine.  My favorite hostess gift for all of our Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving festivities is a Trader Joe’s flower bunch and a nice bottle of red wine with a handmade wine bottle tag.  It says- thanks, you are special and worth the time to create a little something extra.

This DIY wine bottle tag is no exception. Its easy, but exceptional. The supplies are listed at the end of this post.  Below are the dimensions and directions.

Directions:

  1. Cut thick White card stock to 3″ x 7.5″.  Score at 3″ from top.  Fold score line.
  2. Punch 2″ circle in middle of small scored top section to make bottle neck hole.
  3. With scrap paper underneath, in the darkest color, Fresh Fig, ink and stamp 3-4 flowers making sure that parts of the sunflowers are extending off of the tag. Clean stamp and repeat in Berry Burst, clean and repeat in Crushed Curry ink.
  4. Using the flower center, stamp Crumb Cake interiors to each flower. Precision not required.
  5. Cut a piece of Berry Burst card stock to 1″ x 3″.  Stamp “the best wines” from Half Full stamp set in Versamark. Cover with Copper embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with tool until shiny. Let dry for 30 seconds.
  6. Cut 4″ Curry ribbon and scrunch and adhere to the back of 1″ Berry Burst embossed piece.  Adhere Berry Burst saying to the tag front with 4 dimensionals for added depth.
  7. Add a few faceted gold gems, hang around a bottle of your favorite red or white.
  8. Gift and enjoy!

DIY Fall Wine Bottle Tag from StampinFool.com, Sunflowers, Painted Harvest, Wine Tag

DIY Fall Wine Bottle Tag from StampinFool.com, Sunflowers, Painted Harvest, Wine Tag

Do you love it?  If you make a wine tag of your own, PLEASE PLEASE email me a picture! I love to see what you create with my DIY tutorials.

 

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DIY Advent Calendar: Project Life

Hello & Happy November! It’s time to start decorating for Christmas and get working on those Christmas crafts. One of my favorite traditions and holiday crafts is the advent calendar. I love that it gives you a chance to slow down daily and reflect.

My idea of a traditional Advent Calendar has a scripture reading each day.  Last year I made an advent calendar with the Project Life Hello December Cards and it was a perfect fit. This year, I have adapted the style and cards and done the same.  I have created Printable card with the Scripture readings for you! The cards coordinate with this year’s Hello December Project Life cards from Stampin’ Up!.

Project Life Advent Calendar from StampinFool.com

While I haven’t uploaded the photos of the Advent Calendar yet (I will this week!) I wanted to give you a head start on the reading and scripture cards.  You can print them out to coordinate with your Hello December 2016 Project Life cards.

Here is a preview of the cards: Days 1 through 6.  Below, I have provided a few different options for download: Red & Emerald, all Red, all Emerald, and B&W.  The cards are sized to 3 x 4″: Print on thick card stock and trim on the dotted lines.

DIY Advent Calendar with Stampin' Up! Hello December Project Life cards from Stampin' Fool.com

Are you ready for the Free Printables? Here are the four options. All are the same size with the listed color variations.  As always feel free to print these and use them for personal use.  Please do not reproduce or make copies.  You amy link back to this post to share the copies.  Thank you!

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You can easily add these scripture cards into an album.  Here are a few photos of my Hello December album which I will be adding photos and scripture cards to reflect.

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Hello December & Project Life: Documenting December Daily Guide

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Hello December & Project Life: Documenting December Daily Guide

Hello December!  It’s here, it has arrived.  December is upon us.  Are you ready for Christmas?  This year we will be documenting our December favorites with a December Daily photo album using the Project Life Hello December 2015 kit of journaling cards & accessories.

To help you get started I came up with a list of 31 ideas for things you can document each day to share how you celebrate December. You can deviate from this list by all means, but it is a great starting point if this is your first round of December Daily.  I’ll give you the down low really quickly so that you know what it’s all about.

But first, I’ll show you my December Album and the first page.

 

December Daily 2015 Album Cover  at StampinFool.com

For the cover, I stamped Flurry of Wishes in Versamark ink and heat embossed with White powder.  I added wood cut stars and framed a Journaling Card from Hello December Project Life cards.  I used the trio corner punch for detail.  After adding a few sequins, both gold and silver, I finished the album off with a gold cording bow and Red pom pom trim.  Love it!

For the inside cover, I used my Heidi Swapp Minc to gold foil a border around the 6×8 page and our name and date.

December Daily 2015 first page at StampinFool.com

December Daily 2015 first page at StampinFool.com

December Daily 2015 first page at StampinFool.com

WHO?  You!  Document what YOU and your kids, grandkids, family, friends, & neighbors do throughout December.

WHAT?  What are your favorite things, what traditions do you have, what is your favorite Christmas movie, wrapping paper, Xmas eve routine, gift, decoration, coffee flavor?  Document it.  You will love looking back  and remembering the special things December holds.  And, the even bigger bonus is that your children and grandchildren will love looking at it too. My little is only 3 and he LOVES looking at my Project Life albums with photos of our family, vacations we took, his birthday, newborn photos- it’s so sweet to see the joy it brings!

WHERE & WHEN?  In a simple 6 x 8″ Project Life Album, right now.  Ok, I have to admit, we are really busy, so I don’t always document each day on that particular day, but each day I take time to check off a photo from the LIST I have made for what I will document.  Then when I get a chance (usually on the weekend), I can print the photo, journal on the card and slip it into the album.

WHY?  Why not! I absolutely love documenting our life.  The little things that mean so much will bring JOY for years to come.  Each time we look back we see how things have changed, how some things have stayed the same and become tradition.  For us, it is decorating the tree and house, cooking a Christmas Eve ham, and drinking fake sparking champagne. I want to remember that. I want to see it in color.  I want my little one to see it.  I want it to be a legacy after I am gone.

HOW?  It is so incredibly easy to document December.  Grab a Project Life album, journaling pens, page protectors & cards and you’re half way done. The other half is taking photos as you go and jotting down your thoughts, ideas, memories, funny quotes, favorites things and the things that make you smile.  You can follow along here for ideas.  My list of 31 things is a great place to start if you don’t know what specifically to document.  It may seem insignificant, but are memories insignificant?  No, they are priceless.

 

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FREE PRINTABLE
Here is your free December Daily 31 Prompts for 2015 printable.  To download it, right click and hit save.
This is an 8.5 x 11″ download which you can use to follow along and document December. Enjoy!
Documenting December Daily 2015 prompts at StampinFool.com
One more printable for you:
Here is the 2015 December Daily printable that you can add to your Project Life album behind the title page so that you have a record of your daily prompts.  It is 6 x 8″ and fits perfectly into the 6×8 album for December Daily and color coordinates with the Hello December journaling cards.
Documenting December Daily 2015 prompts at StampinFool.com
I hope you enjoyed todays post & I can’t wait to see what you make.  Tell me what you think- post a comment below and let me know if you are loving the Project Life blogs as much as I am!
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Happy Fall Y’all: NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG

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Good Morning, Happy Fall (I know I’m early on this one) & Happy NEW Stampin’ Up! CATALOG DAY!  Some of my favorite days of the year are days when the new seasonal catalogs go live, and this is no exception.  This catalog is packed full of Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas/Winter stamps, paper, embellishments, and project kits ready to make.  I love the colors and samples and coordinating products that are featured in this Catalog.  Are you ready to see it? Here’s a look at the cover.

Holiday Catalog 2015 at StampinFool.com

 

Don’t have a demonstrator already & haven’t received your copy of the Catalog? {{See it here.}}  Order your copy today!

Crafting is fun, but crafting with friends is even better! I can help you host a fun-filled craft night for you and your friends. We can make one of Stampin’ Up!’s amazing project kits. Contact me today to schedule your craft night!

Do you want to see a project I made from the Catalog?  Of course you do!  I have been working on snowy, winter cards for a HUGE christmas card class so I picked the brand new stamp set called Wonderland and paired it with the coordinating specialty printed vellum paper called Winter Wonderland (AMAZING!) for this quick and easy card that is sure to WOW!

When you look at this stamp set and paper (page 23) the first thing you think of is Christmas, hence the name Wonderland, BUT the card I made today really shows off another way to use it- Fall – Deer hunting season. You could easily add a Happy Birthday sentiment and make this manly themed card for your birthday stud. SAY WHAAAT?!? I bet you weren’t expecting that.

Wonderland Fall Deer Season card from StampinFool.com

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Now that you have seen a non traditional way to use Wonderland, I’l show you a peek of a few of my favorites, that will be featured in this year’s Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack (the date will be determined soon).
Woodlands Embossing, Flurry of Wishes Stampin Up Holiday Card Set at StampinFool.com
And this year’s Halloween Treat Bag Class, which you can sign up for the LIVE class here.  The E-class and Class to Go will be posted soon right here at Stampin’ Fool.Halloween is coming and you’ll need treats for all those cute trick-or-treaters, so join me to make the cutest treats on the block!   Cost: $15 per person for 25 premium 4″x 10″ treat bags.

Happy Haunting Halloween Treat Bags at StampinFool.com
Lastly, there is still a great PAPER PUMPKIN DEAL going on until September 10th, where new members get the first 2 month HALF OFF!  And did you see last month’s kit?  Oh My Goodness- it. is. amazing. pink&gold. #loveit See it here.
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Alright, that’s all I have for you today (that was a TON, right).  Enjoy browsing the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG and let me know what your favorites are.

From Land to Sea: Simple & Stunning Thank You Cards

Cards always look better in sets.  It is a fact.  You can take a card that you like and add it to a collection of similar cards and the WOW factor goes up.  As you know, the new Stampin Up 2015 Annual Catalog recently came out and I have been eyeing a few stamp sets.  The stamp set From Land to Sea has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now and I haven’t had a chance to play with it.  I have been so preoccupied with things going on at home (the Hubs is running for State office in Virginia. You can check it out here: www.brandonwaltrip.com or our FB page here: BrandonWaltrip) that I haven’t devoted any time to crafting.  Last night after everyone was in bed, I went to my craft cove.  I grabbed the Land to Sea stamps and came up with a simple, easy to reproduce card that could be made assembly line for the hundreds of Thank You cards I will be needing in the near future to send out to donors, customers, and friends who have been an invaluable help to us.

 

From Land to Sea Single Layer Thank You Cards at StampinFool.com

Here is what I came up with- a 2″ x 4 ” Soft Sky sponged block with the images stamped in Early Espresso stamped images.  I used one of each large image from the stamp set and added a Thank You sentiment from One Big Meaning. (The supply list is below for your convenience).

Tips for sponging:  I took a piece of black scrap card stock that measured 3″ X 5″ and measured in 1/2″ on each side and cut out the center to form the negative space that I would sponge.  I started with the 3″ side along the top of my Stampin Trimmer. I started the blade at 1/2″ and cut down to 4 1/2″ and stopped. I then flipped the card stock over to its back and repeated.  You will have two vertical lines. Turn the card stock 90 degrees so that the 5″ side is along the top of your trimmer and connect the two cut lines which start 1/2″ from the top. Flip the card stock to its back and connect the remaining two lines.  This gives you a sturdy template to sponge within on each card.

From Land to Sea Single Layer Thank You Cards at StampinFool.com

And finally here is the entire set, because again, card sets are amazing!  How beautiful did these turn out?!?  The simplicity of this card makes it easy to duplicate and because it is a single layer, it goes even faster.

Tips for making a set: Score all Whisper White paper at 5 1/2″, then cut all pieces at 4 1/4″ first.  Then sponge each card front (I did 20 at once) and set them in a pile.  After you have sponged every card, stamp the image on each card (I started with 4 of each image, i.e. stamp four turtles, stamp four jellyfish, etc.).  Lastly, stamp the sentiment on each card. Ta-Da! You’re finished.

I know I would love to be on the receiving end of one of these handmade cards.  Would you!? Comment below for a chance to win a set of these beauties. 

From Land to Sea Single Layer Thank You Cards at StampinFool.com

 

As promised, here is the supply list.

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Friday Find: A Quick Project Life Mini Album

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Friday Find: PROJECT LIFE Mini Album

I have been trying to keep up my scrapbooking this year and I must say that keeping it simple with Project Life has been the key.  I have successfully documented the last 6 months of our family in a couple of mini albums, recording everything from special events (Christmas, doctor visits, playdates, mini vacations, trips to the museum, and daily activities).  Don’t underestimate the every day- you will be happy you jotted down the funny things they say or snapped a picture of a cute activity.

Last week I gave a few pointers on how to start Project Life.   I’ll recap them here and you can read the original post here:

How to Start Project Life

What you Need:

  • Album
  • Pocket Page Protectors
  • Photos
  • Project Life Cards
  • A Pen

What to do:

  • Decide where to start- Today or Past Photos
  • If starting with old photos, pick ONE subject to work with.  Pick your favorite with many fondmemories- it will make it easier.
    1. Suggestions: Holiday, Vacation trip to Disney, Graduation, Summer of 1999, Baby’s First Year, Summer spent with Grandchildren, Photos of your childhood home, a specific year that had many events.
    2. Collect the photos you have of that event or occasion/year and separate them by type of event, category or in order from January-December, whichever makes most sense for the duration you chose to work on.
    3. After you have put your photos in order, select your favorites- the ones that HAVE to make it into your album. If you are like me, you will have thousands of photos, but narrowing down the photos will help simplify the process.  *This doesn’t mean you have to leave out priceless photos of family members past, or that you don’t see, it just means, you don’t need 20 of the same exact child with 20 facial expressions, in the same outfit, on the same day, that all convey the same thing.  Keep grandma, limit the same photo of your child (I know, I love mine too, but let’s keep it simple- a few photos of that cute kiddo are enough for one day).
    4. Okay, now that you have pared down your photos, you are ready to get started.  I like to use this format for my spreads (two pages facing each other)- Photos, Title Cards, Decorative Cards, Journaling Cards.  Each spread needs a journaling card, a title or filler (just decorative) card, and photos.
    5. Start from the top of your stack of preselected photos, pick a few journaling cards, your favorite or coordinating filler card and then fill in the photos for that page.
    1. Pick Photos
    2. Cut & place photos in pockets as desired
    3. Journaling
    4. Filler Card/Title
    5. Add Embellishments

I have a new video for you today to show you how to put together an album.  I use this method when working with current photos.  You will have to have your mini album, page protectors, and Playground card kit ready to go.  I tend to prefill the pages with what I think I will use, then fill in photos and move things around as needed.

Check it out below:

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Stampin’ Up! Sprinkles of Life Rainy Day Video

I’ve been raving about how much I like the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and coordinating punch.  Here’s a quick and easy card for you using this adorable stamp set.

Tips for making this card:

  • Jot down the dimensions, pause the video and cut your paper, then follow along.
  • Emboss the clouds with Silver embossing powder for extra pizzaz!

Supplies:

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Are you ready to see a few samples made from BRAND NEW Products from the upcoming 2015-2016 Stampin Up Catalog?  I had the opportunity to get some products early (one of the demonstrator perks!) and here’s what I came up with!

Meet Mint Macaron & Watermelon Wonder- a new IN COLOR.  Another favorite is the Cherry on Top DSP stack, which now comes in 6×6 sheets.

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Sprinkles of Life Stamp set and Tree Builder Punch-  This stamp set is our exclusive Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set- $3 from EVERY purchase goes straight to RMH- which provides free or almost free housing for parents with long term hospitalized children.  It is a great charity and this stamp set is the perfect way to support it!  You’ll have to have it.

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Meet the New In Colors 2015-2017

Starting from the bottom of the Candles working my way up the NEW In Colors are:

  • Mint Macaron
  • Waltermelon Wonder
  • Cucumber Crush
  • Tip Top Taupe
  • Delightful Dijon (flame)

What do you think?  Don’t you love them!!  I just adore the bright Watermelon and Cucumber!

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This month, Paper Pumpkin is offering 50% off for the first two months of your Paper Pumkpin kit for new susbcribers- that means it’s only $10 to try it!  So if you have been sitting on the fence, you have go to try it now!  USE CODE: SAVE50 Here’s what you’ll get each month in your kit:

  • A clear stamp block (with your first kit)
  • Stamps (exclusive- only available in PP kits)
  • Ink Spot
  • Cards/Paper
  • Embellishments
  • Adhesive (glue dots or dimensionals)
  • Everything you need to make COMPLETE projects without anything else!

So what can you do with Paper Pumpkin?

  • Makes the cards to have on hand for Birthday’s and Thank You’s
  • Gift it to a friend who needs a crafty getaway
  • Make the projects with your daughter/mother & enjoy the quality time
  • Make the project for or with your college kid
  • Have a Starbucks date by yourself with Paper Pumpkin (my favorite!)
  • Pump Up the Pumpkin by making something different with the kit contents
  • Send a note to a friend you don’t see often
  • Invite your BFF’s over for a night of crafting- you can be sure there’s enough for at least 8 people to each make something crafty
  • Complete the kit and give the projects as a gift- (everyone can use cards and gift items!)
  • Give a special Thanks to the doctor’s office, Grocery Clerk, Starbucks cashier (can you tell I like Starbucks?)
  • Any many more! These are just a few ideas to get you started.

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So what are you waiting for?!?  You NEED Paper Pumpkin in your life.  It is truly my creative escape- a time for me to craft without thinking, and without having to prepare anything.  GET IT HERE.

 

Teach Me Tuesday: Creating a Project Life Mini Album

Project Life: How to get Started at Stampinfool.com

 TELL ME ABOUT: PROJECT LIFE Mini Album

I have been working on putting old family photos into Project Life Albums.  I recently updated a Family trip album to Project Life.  It was quick and easy and looks amazing. I kept it simple, but love the outcome.  But, before I started working on it, I felt overwhelmed and did not know where to start.  I know Project Life is supposed to make memory keeping and documenting life easy, but I was struggling to get there.  I read countless articles and couldn’t find a good list to help me get started, so, I created one.  I will outline for you the things I found helpful to get started!

Project Life – How to Start:

What you Need:

  • Album
  • Pocket Page Protectors
  • Photos
  • Project Life Cards
  • A Pen

 What to do

  • Decide where to start- Today or Past Photos
  • If starting with old photos, pick ONE subject to work with.  Pick your favorite with many fond memories- it will make it easier.
    1. Suggestions: Holiday, Vacation trip to Disney, Graduation, Summer of 1999, Baby’s First Year, Summer spent with Grandchildren, Photos of your childhood home, a specific year that had many events.
    2. Collect the photos you have of that event or occasion/year and separate them by type of event, category or in order from January-December, whichever makes most sense for the duration you chose to work on.
    3. After you have put your photos in order, select your favorites- the ones that HAVE to make it into your album. If you are like me, you will have thousands of photos, but narrowing down the photos will help simplify the process.  *This doesn’t mean you have to leave out priceless photos of family members past, or that you don’t see, it just means, you don’t need 20 of the same exact child with 20 facial expressions, in the same outfit, on the same day, that all convey the same thing.  Keep grandma, limit the same photo of your child (I know, I love mine too, but let’s keep it simple- a few photos of that cute kiddo are enough for one day).
    4. Okay, now that you have pared down your photos, you are ready to get started.  I like to use this format for my spreads (two pages facing each other)- Photos, Title Cards, Decorative Cards, Journaling Cards.  Each spread needs a journaling card, a title or filler (just decorative) card, and photos.
    5. Start from the top of your stack of preselected photos, pick a few journaling cards, your favorite or coordinating filler card and then fill in the photos for that page.
    1. Pick Photos
    2. Cut & place photos in pockets as desired
    3. Journaling
    4. Filler Card/Title
    5. Add Embellishments

I will be giving more concrete tips and ways to utilize and get started with Project Life over the coming weeks. 

I chose the Happiness Is Project Life kit by Stampin’ Up!  It coordinated with the colors in my photos.  Here is the result as well as a list of pointers and tips below the photos of the album. Enjoy and leave a comment to let me know what you think! Project Life: How to get Started at Stampinfool.com  

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