Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Life of an Eyeglass Case

Just the other day I was taking my glasses out of the case and as I held the case in my hand the thought popped into my head, "OO, I wonder what else I can put it in here...and so began my search...I went to the best place ever to find inspiration...Pinterest, lol

So,  here is my video on just a few ideas and a list of some others.

You can find eyeglass cases everywhere....the local dollar store, goodwill or even the salvation army...The ideas that I showed in the video were a first aid kit, a sewing kit, a on the go fix it kit, and a make-up kit.  The first aid kit you can piece together with items from the dollar tree or another store like walmart, target, walgreens, rite-aide, or cvs. If you want to get a better deal for your dollar I would say a combination of walmart and your local dollar store.

Some other ideas are...make-up brushes, jewelry, a manicure kit, the eyeglass replacement kit...all the little screwdrivers and stuff, electronic stuff like earbuds, small flip flash drives or memory cards, or even a travel kit for the kids (crayons, a little pad of paper and car or legos). Depending on the size and depth of  your eyeglass case will determine exactly what you can put it inside.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Cards, Cards, and more Cards

It has been very busy for me since my last blog, but I wanted to take a moment and share these cards I made at a Demo swap that I went to. I was finally able to get them uploaded from the gallery on my phone. These cards were made using Stampin Up products from the 2013-2014 Idea Book and catalog, the Spring Occasions min and the Sale-A-Bration.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

wow, it has been such a long time since I have posted to my blog...ok,well...that's done now. It's history, and what's history cannot be changed. We can only go forward and make changes in our habits. So, I have seen many cards and you tube videos using this technique called the napkin fold card. So, I decided to make one. I was having so much fun that I ended making several different sizes. I will also figure out what size envelopes to make for these as well, but it won't be tonite,(chuckling).  If you want to mail these, you might have to pay a little extra in postage because of its irregular size, but well worth it when the person your sending it to opens it up.  So, lets get started...

I made 3 sizes of the napkin fold card. The sizes are 12x12, 10x10, 9x9. The 8x8 and 6x6 are still to come but should be easy to figure out. You always want a square and one that can be easily divided. I am going to do the basic instructions and then just list the measurement by size.

Supplies: scoring board, scoring tool, a bone folder, wet/dry glue, colored cardstock, coordinating scrapbook paper, ruler, pencil and paper trimmer, and any embellishments. To also assist I have added a video to this so that you can see the card being made. Note: this is not my video, although one day I would like to do videos. Some people are visual.
1. Trim cardstock to desired size (if necessary, and if cutting is required keep your scraps. They can be used later.)
2. Using scor tool, scor 1/4 of the way in from each side, turn cardstock once and repeat. (for ex. - a 12x12 pce of cs will be scored @ 3" and 9", turn once and scor again at 3" and 9"). Using your bone folder burnish folds in both directions.
3. Using the ruler and pencil find the center of your cs and mark it with a dot. this can be covered with paper or erased later. fold each corner towards the center touching the dot, burnishing your fold with the bone folder from the inside out. when done you will see it forms a square envelope.
4. Open. starting with one side, push in large triangles on each side of the corner. this should cause the corner to pop out and fold down. repeat for other 3 corners. it should look like this.  Fold back corner flaps. this should form another triangle.
5. using glue of choice, adhere center piece of cs/dsp to the inside of the card. adhere the 16 small dsp triangle pieces to the small triangle spaces and the 4 large dsp triangles to the 4 large spaces.
6. Adhere  DSP/Neutral color to colored cs for Belly Band leaving 1/8" border on top and bottom, then scor. wrap around card. Use sticky tape to adhere ends. they will overlap.
Embelish as desired, but don't make it too bulky if your going to mail it. Following this are the sizes for each size of card along with the score size for the matching envelope. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I will see you next time.

12x12- score @ 3" & 9", center is 6". DSP-  If you want to layer your center piece it is 5 3/4" bottom layer than top layer is 5 1/2", if not just make the center piece 5 3/4" for your greeting. Large triangles - 1 piece of 5 1/2" yields 4, 2 pieces of 5 1/4" yields 16 small triangles. Belly Band - color 2"x12", Neutral/DSP 1 3/4"x12", scored @ 2", 2 1/2", 8 3/4" and 9 1/4". I think I might go a little bigger on the belly band next time but that is up to you. (Note: the Belly Band does not come all the way around. you can either add another piece 2"x6 1/4" or use a embellishment to cover.

10x10 - score @ 2 1/2" & 7 1/2", center is 5". DSP - (2) 4 3/4" (1 for the center and 1 for the large triangles), (2) 4 1/2" for the small; triangles. Belly Band- color 2"x11", neutral/dsp 1 3/4"x11", scored @ 2 3/4", 3", 8" & 8 1/4".

9x9 - score @ 2 1/4" & 6 3/4", center is 4 1/2". DSP- (2) 4 1/4" (1 for the center and 1 for the large triangles), (2) 4" for the small triangles. Belly Band-color 3"x12", neutral 2 3/4"x12", score @ 3 1/4", 3 1/2", 8" & 8 1/4"

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Christmas Card Swap

Hi, I have to say that I am so excited for today. Why you ask? Because today was my first day to work after not working for the past month. I moved back to Bremerton and have been job hunting since I got here, lol, and that's why I am so, so excited.....OK, soooo, on with the papercrafting...

I want to share 2 cards that I made for a swap that I am doing. I signed up for 2 spots in this one swap. It uses all Stampin Up product and retired product is ok. It's a Christmas card swap....
The supplies for both cards are:
Top Card
Stamps: Christmas Lodge Stamp set
Ink: Cherry Cobbler classic ink
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday DSP, and Very Vanilla cardstock
Accesories: Rhinesstones, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon 

Bottom Card
Stamps: Bells and Boughs Stamp set
Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink, Gold Stampin Dazzle Marker, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, and Old Olive Stampin Write Markers
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla cardstock
Accessories: Champagne Glass glitter, Always Artichoke Seam Binding ribbon, red liner sticky tape, Top Note Bigz die, Big Shot and a non-Stampin Up glitter pen.

If you would like to order the supplies to make these cards just send me an email or give me a call. See you next time...bye bye

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Christmas Ornament from Holiday Catalog

I just absolutely love the holiday ornament that is on the front of SU's Holiday Catalog. One of my stampin' sisters made a video on how to make it. There are two ways to make it depending on which way you want to go. In this video she uses Designer Series Paper to make the ornaments. The other way that you can do it is to stamp the ornaments using the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set. If you use the stamp set it enables you to make use of  any color ink and paper you like for different effects. If you don't want to do all that stamping, then you can just use DSP. The supplies that I used to make the ornament are listed below the video, here is what I created...If you would like to order the supplies to make this ornament for yourself or s a gift to someone for the holidays, just send me an email and I will help you on your way. Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me at The Stamp Kaffe....see you next time...

Paper: 1 sheets of 12x12 Deck the Halls DSP, scored at 3",6", and 9",
           1 sheet of 6x12 Deck the Halls DSP, coordinating design, scored at 3"
           1 piece of 3" x 8 1\2"  Cherry Cobbler
           1 pc of 1x12 Deck the Halls DSP, scored every 1/2" (if you do not have the Rosette Bigz die)
Accessories: 5 pieces of Tulle measuring 3 scallops
                    5 pieces of linen thread, measuring 12 inches, then folded in half and tied in a knot at one end
                    1 piece of 8" ribbon
                    1 3/8" Circle Punch
                     2" Scallop Punch
                     Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
                     1 large Vintage Faceted Button
                     1 Large self-adehesive Pearl
                      Holiday Ornaments Framelits
                     Big Shot with Multipurpose Platform and cutting plates
                     Rosette Bigz Die (optional)
                     hot glue gun with glue
                     small glue dots
                     snail or mono adhesive (the green and white bottle)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Convention and other things...

Ok, I know that it has been some time since my last post, lol.  For awhile there I was a little lost, but nonethe less I have decided to just jump right into learning to blog and I hope that you join me for the adventure.

So, to get started again....I want to tell you that I just came back from convention which took place in Salt Lake City and I had the most fantastic time. I love the swaps, the classes, the make and takes, this year's theme song, and the coolest thing of all is I made it onto the convention highlights video...I was and am so excited about it. So,hopefully if I do it right, here is the theme song and the convention highlights video, ENJOY!!!  See you next time....

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Disaster movies and then some....

I had so much fun today. I spent the first part doing nothing but watching disaster movies, and then I spent the second part of getting creative. There are still a few things I am working on, but I was inspired to do these projects by watching someone else do them. So, I can't take the credit for them. If you want to see hers, just goto to her website, http://www.brujahrose.blogspot.com/. These are the ones I made. They were so much fun to make. I filled one with a instant cup of soup packet and the other one has chocolates, and then I made a coaster post-it holder. Here are some pics.
So, the get well soon I used the Beyond Birthdays cricut cartridge, I used the shadow feature.
This one I filled with a instant cup of soup packet. The Baby packet I filled with giraldelhi chocolates, I found this cool martha stuart fence punch @ Michaels and so I was excited to use it. The stork and baby bag are 3D stickers I found at the dollar store. I think I might make a few of these for Valentine's day, we'll see. The coaster is 3 1/2" coaster I covered with scrapbook paper, added a clip and the 3" post-it notes. Ok, that's all for now....see you next time...enjoy your java....