Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lip Gloss Holder Tutorial / Chapstick Holder Tutorial

This is a very quick picture tutorial and not very professional looking...   There are many Lip Gloss Holder / Chapstick Holder tutorials out there, but this one is designed to maximize the number of strips you can cut from a 12 x 12 sheet of designer series paper.   You can get 18 strips from one sheet when you cut 2 x 4 strips. 

See the previous post for the supplies I used to make this.

Be sure to test these score marks on some scrap cardstock.  If you lip gloss or Chap stick is thicker, you will need to adjust the second score mark (the 1-3/4")  to a slightly longer measurement so that the bottom will be large enough to accommodate it.  E.G. 1-7/8"

     Attach a piece of stricky strip to hold the lip gloss or Chapstick

This shows the inside with the lip gloss

I cut half a Velcro dot for the closure.

Voila, it's done!

Hope you try it!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Lip Gloss Holder

This Lip Gloss Holder is an inexpensive, easy to make gift when you need just a little something or it would be a great stocking stuffer.  I will post directions tomorrow.

Stamp Set:  Mixed Medley (hostess set - 2012 Holiday Catalog)
Card stock: Gumball Green, Real Red, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer, Red, Glimmer, Snow Festival Designer Series Paper
Ink: Gumball Green
Accessories: Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, 1-3/4" scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, Scallop Border Punch, Velcro Dot

I do wish I could find some thinner Velcro Dots, so that the cover would lay flatter.

Hope you are enjoying the Holidays!

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Many Layered Birthday Card - Stampin' Up! Layered Labels and Daydream Medallions

This is my swap card for the Monthly Stampin' Divas Swap.  WE are supposed to do WOW swaps and I sure do hope this qualifies!

There are Stampin' Dimensionals between every layer of the focal pieces, so I used almost the entire package of 300 Dimensionals to make 12 cards...  Yes, I do go through a LOT of Dimensionals.  When I go to the Craft & Hobby Association in Chicago I always check out the card samples, and I notice that many of the really professional looking cards use lots of them.


Stamp Sets:  Layered Labels, Petite Pairs, Daydream Medallions
Card stock:  Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White. 
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso,
Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels; Antique Brads; Seam Binding – Crumb Cake; TIEF – Lacy Brocade, Fan; Framelits – Apothecary Accents, Floral Frames;  Punches – 1-¼” circle, 1-3/8” circle; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Glue Dots

Stamp, stamp, stamp!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stampin' Up Scentsational Seasons Stamp Set and matching Framelits

Hi - it's been a while, and Hurricane Sandy is about to do her worst.  If the predictions are right, we will be without power for an extended time.  So I thought I better sneak in a blog post since I am sure internet service will be out even longer.

I made this card for the Stampin' Diva's monthly swap:

Not bad for a quick snap with my iPhone 4S, is it?

Here are the deets:
Stamps:  Scensational Season, Greetings of the Season
Card stock:  Raspberry Fizz, Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue, Whisper White. 
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Early Espresso,
Accessories:Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks – In Color, Soft Subtles;  ¾” Sweater Trim – Whisper White; Basic Rhinestones;  Crystal Effects;  TIEF – Lacy Brocade;  Framelits – Window Frame, Holiday Collection; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Glue Dots

I hope you all are safe!

Rubber hugs,

Monday, October 1, 2012

Halloween with Stampin' Up Wicked Cool Stamp Set

I made these cute little lip gloss holders for everyone who came to my Stampin' Up event last month:

They were so easy to make - all it took was a strip of card stock, add a strip of Designer Series Paper, score and fold to make the little purse, the add ribbon and the stamped image.  Very easy, but very cute and impressive.  I forgot to take pictures until I was ready to leave, so I did not get the details like I should have.

Here is my supply & tool list:
Stamp Set:  Wicked Cool
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Back, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper - Howlstooth & Scaringbone (2012 Holiday Catalog)
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Ribbon - Striped Satin (2012 Holiday Catalog) Pearls (painted black with a permanent marker); Stampin' Dimensionals; Punches - Oval Scallop, Large Oval, Scallop Trim Border.

So how is that for a cute little gift that doesn't require many supplies or tools?  I will try to do some Christmas ones and post a tutorial in a week or two.

Blog Candy Winner!

I know I am a day late!  I was inundated with spam this weekend and it took me a while to sort it out and make sure I didn't miss any valid messages.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment or sent an email!  I do love to get comments!

THE WINNER OF THE 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers is:

Blogger lisa808 who said...
Thanks for the fun. I just sent you an E-mail with my clues and signed up for E-mail subscription of your blog.

Lisa808, please send me an email with your address, within 2 weeks.  If I do not hear by then, I will need to choose another winner.

Stamp, Stamp, Stamp!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Apothecary Accents Framelits, Papillon Potpourri & Four Frames Stamp Sets

If you are looking for the Late Night Stampers Fall Treasure Hunt go here or scroll down September 4, 2012 to find it.

And now for a card I made for a "new catalog" swap I participated in June that I never posted.  This features some new products - Pappillon Potpourri Stamp Set and matching Butterfly Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelit, and Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper.

Supply list is at the end.  I came up with my own card fold and closure, but the layout was inspired by a card  I saw on Paper Crafts Connection.  I folded the card and cut the widest edge with the Large Scallop Edgelit.  I cut Whisper White Card Stock with an Apothecary Accents Framelit focal piece and stamped it with the Netting stamp and Daffodil Delight ink.  I sponged a lot of  Daffodil ink on the edges and lightly in the center to give it dimension.  The butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set was stamped it with Rich Razzleberry and then punched with the Butterfly Punch.  I colored the pearls with Bic Mark-It permanent markers because the Stampin' Write Markers don't work for this.  I chose the Mark-Its because that set has so many that are close to Stampin' Up! colors. The Four Frames image was stamped with Rich Razzleberry and punched with the Decorative Label Punch.  The sentiment is from the Perfect Punches stamp set, and was punched with the Large Oval Punch.  The Rich Razzleberry scalloped layer was punched with the Scallop Oval punch, then cut in half the long way and spread apart to form a frame.  Only the right side of this piece is attached to the card.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals so that it is raised above the card, allowing the scallop edge of the card to slide under it to close the card.

Thanks for looking,
Phyllis Strickland


Click on the product NUMBER to go to my store

Stamp Sets
  Papillon Potpourri #123759 (clear) #123757 (wood)
Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
  Four Frames #123442 (clear)  #123440 (wood) 
Four Frames - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

  Netting #122655
Card Stock:
   Tempting Turquoise #102067
  Rich Razzleberry #126950  
  Daffodil Delight #126944
  Pearl Basic Jewels (self adhesive)  #119247
  Elegant Butterfly #127526
  Decorative Label #120907
  Extra-Large Oval #119859
  Scallop Oval #119856
Sizzix Dies:
  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies
  Large Scallop Edgelit #127019

Large Scallop Edgelits Die 


Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt

The Late Night Stampers

Fall Treasure Hunt 2012! 

August 20 to October 31, 2012.  

Have fun searching for 50 clues to be found at participating blogs in the Late Night Stampers Web Ring, find many chances to win Blog Candy, and have a chance to win $150 of Stampin' Up! products of the winner's choice from Sherrill Graff, one of the top Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  See instructions below.  Be sure to read EVERYTHING so you get it right!

  Check out each blog to find participating Treasure Hunt blogs and find the clue.  You may have to go back to at least August 20, 2012, to find the Treasure Hunt post.  Not every member of the web ring will be in the Treasure Hunt.  The Treasure Hunt runs until October 31, 2012, so not everyone has posted their clue.

When you see the picture above you know the blog is participating in the Treasure Hunt, and you will find a clue on that blog.

Be sure to keep a list with each of the 50 clues and the blog address for each clue - you can't be entered in the give-a-way without it.

*** Be sure to get my clue below and check out my Blog Candy. ***

Go to to find the up-to-date Late Night Stamper Web Ring member list on the left side of the page, about halfway down.  If you use this list you will not miss any members and clues, but be sure to check back for additions to the list. 

E-mail me after you have collected 50 clues 
(list the clues and where you got them in your e-mail)
Send them to my address in my Contact Button above
and I'll enter you into the Fall treasure Hunt give-a-way

Drawing to be held October 31st 2012
winner will be notified by e-mail

Here is my Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt Clue.

Stackable Die Storage BoxBuy it here!
 I like to keep my Big Shot Dies neatly stored in the stackable Die Storage Boxes.  They are well made and sturdy, and lined with a pretty fabric.

Last, but not least, enter for a chance to win my September blog candy!

2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers  (Value $14.95)

Just leave a comment under this blog post AND sign up to follow my blog by email or join my site if you are interested in entering the drawing. Please let me know which you did.  I am sorry, but due to shipping cost, this candy is only available people living in the States (really sorry, but shipping internationally is a bit steep). I will pick a winner with the help of on September 31, 2012Check back then to see if you won.

Have fun blog hopping, and don't forget to take some time to stamp!

Phyllis Strickland

Late Night Stamper WEB RING