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St. Patty’s Day Banner

Happy day paper crafters.  Today I have a project I’m excited to share – a fun St. Patty’s Day Banner!

 

I have a fun place in my foyer that I love to decorate for the different seasons and noticed that my St. Patty’s Day decor was a little blah.  Isn’t it great when we can create our own?

 

You will notice that I’ve used all kinds of products on this St. Patty’s banner.  I’ll have a full list of the supplies I’ve  used at the bottom of this post.  The biggest triumph I had while making this was just adding the layers and more layers.  Grab your GLUE GUN… it’s going to make your life even sweeter.  Let’s get started!

 

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!

As you can see it’s just 4 simple panels.  I started with pre-made burlap pieces I found at a local craft store.  These are pretty small panels,  just 2.5 x 3.5.

 

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!

 

After spending a good hour looking for a St. Patty’s day stamp set I finally came to the conclusion I was going to have to jump into My Digital Studio for a little help.  Remember, My Digital Studio is NOT just for scrapbookers.  The gazillion images in the program CAN be printed.  Even better you can export the SVG image from My Digital Studio and import into your e-Cutter.  I wanted some shamrocks.  Oh boy did I get them.  I had plenty of images to choose from in My Digital Studio.  This shamrock came from the Luck O’ The Irish download.   Luck 'O The Irish, My Digital Studio, MDS, Stampin' Up!

  I cut my shamrocks in all different sizes using Wild Wasabi cardstock.  I also decided to get crazy and used a vintage map I bought awhile back and cut a shamrock from that as well.  I loved that little added vintage look.

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!

 

Now each burlap panel had a piece of the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum over it.  To keep this in place I added a few dollops from my hot glue gun.  You want to pay attention that the glue will not be seen so if I could strategically place the glue under a gold pokie dot it was perfect. You can barely see my arrow peeking out at the bottom but this was easy peasy using my On Film Framelit Dies and the Gold Foil paper.

 

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!, Paper Pumpkin

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!, Paper Pumpkin

 

Using Wild Wasabi ink I stamped all of my shamrocks using images from an older Paper Pumpkin and the newest paper pumpkin for February.  OH BOY I love when I get more milage on a stamp set.  I also used the World Map Background stamp set on the BIG shamrock.  Perfect match to go with my vintage map shamrocks.  YIPPIE!!!

Now is when I get a little GIDDY about the itty bitty banner at the top of this panel.  I used our Sale a Bration BANNER punch.  (ummm… FREE with $50 purchase—-> Just saying’)

Remember me telling you about  my cool vintage music sheets I found awhile back?  I decided to use them for the itty bitty banner at the top along with our Gold Foil Sheet.  Oh my GEE!  It’s super cutely.  I attached this using my glue gun at the top of the Designer Vellum.  It’s not going anywhere.  Love that!!  I can’t forget my little wooden Mr & Mrs. Van Deep in Troubles.  These little wooden pieces make my heart beat faster.  I want MORE of them.  They were included in a Paper Pumpkin kit a few months back and I have a tight grip on my extra ones that were in my kit.

 

You may be wondering where all that Gold Splatter is coming from? Well…. I hoarded a few bottles of the Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink that we use to sell.  I LOVE this stuff and with gold being SO trendy I can’t help but use it all the time.   You may even notice I gently placed a little bit of the Gold Smooch around the shamrocks.  Sometimes it’s great to be a craft hoarder. Do you have a coveted product that we no longer sell that you keep right next to you? I would love to hear what it is.

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!

 

This next panel was all about layering fun things.  Starting with the Designer Vellum and adding a doily.  I used my Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Pack (Pear Pizzaz) and created a banner using my Hexagon punch.

I love the Essentials Wooden Elements and that you can alter them to suit your needs.  I simply stamped the image using the Hip Notes stamp set using Wild Wasabi ink.

 

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!

 

This last panel I used my Designer Paper again and added a coil of the beautiful Gold Bakers Twine.  To get this coil the way I wanted it… (THAT NEVER HAPPENED) I used my glue gun.  I’m not sure how some crafters get that coil to look so pretty.  I’m going to practice more.  The canvas heart comes from the Heartfelt Banner Kit from that you can get FREE with a $50 purchase.  It’s another one of our fun Sale-a-Bration items.

 

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!

 

There you have it.  A small little St. Patty’s Day banner to brighten my foyer area hanging from a vintage frame.  I love how it turned out and it was not an all day project.  I just kept layering fun things.

 

Also, I’m still creating a few more things for St. Patty’s Day and to add to my foyer display.  I found these great celtic fonts  below on Pinterest.  Click the picture and start creating with these.

Celtic Fonts, St. Patty's Day fonts

If you are a font-a-holic you can find a board on my Pinterest page with tons of free fonts.  Sweet Kiss

 

There are many great things you can use to make fun St. Patty’s day crafts.  Don’t forget to check out the fun digital downloads Stampin’ Up! has to make your creating a bit easier. Are you looking for JUST our e-Cutter digital downloads? Click HERE to see all that you can import into your machine.

St. Patty's Day Banner, St. Patricks Day, Stampin' Up!

Supplies

Stamps: Hip Notes #133504,  Paper Pumpkin Images Ink: Wild Wasabi Cardstock:Wild Wasabi

Accessories:  Gold Bakers Twine #132975, Paper Doilies,  Gold Foil Sheet #132622, Silhouette Cameo, My Digital Studio, Essential Wooden Elements #132258,  Glue Gun, On Film Framelits Dies #132969, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum #133363, Banner Punch (Sale a bration), Heartfelt Banner Kit (Sale a bration), Mini Metallic Clothespins #133320, Soft Subtles Designer Buttons #130030

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Quick Video

Happy Thursday! 

I have a quick video to share of these little fabric/tulle flowers I made over the weekend.  We had our swim banquet on Saturday and I wanted to give the coaches a small handmade gift of appreciation.  I was so excited that this project was completely HANDMADE!  

Kimberly van Diepen stampin up demo

 

 

Kimberly van diepen stampin up demo

 

 

 

 

 

I started with making the cookies using my Cookie Press from Stampin' Up! So easy, so cute.  You can view them HERE.  The recipe that comes with the cookies is delicious.  Then I placed the cookies into the Season of Sweets Designer Kit.  They are more for Christmas time but since the Treat Envelopes are neutral color I knew I could use them for just a regular gift.  This little kit is SWEET.  Then I covered the Treat Envelope with a little designer paper and started to make my flower.  I used our new Tulle that you will find in the Mini Catalog and our Sticky Rounds (also in the mini) and Ta-Da… it was done.  Watch the video and start making these quick and simple little accents.  

httpv://youtu.be/vQkUScFbTRY

You can find all the supplies in my Online Store.  

Check out my Facebook Fan Page for a few more pictures of my cookie packages.  

XOXOXO

Halloween Banners

I've got some excitement to share tonight.  It's more Halloween fun so I hope you don't mind.  I've been super busy cooking up lots of Halloween projects to finish the decor in my house.  I've got more coming so hang on. 

Tonight's share is a fun Halloween Banner that Denise and I cooked up last week. We were like two little girls! We were giggling the more we added to the banner and once the banner was complete we had an extra skip when we walked. It was just exciting. I've tried to create a banner for each season or occasion.  You can see more of my banners HERE and HERE.

Let me just warn you that the banner uses LOTS of products. There is a retired piece of DSP and a NEW product that won't be available until the after January. Oh BOY!

Here it is:

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up Demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up Demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up Demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up Demonstrator

 

 

The goal for me was to add lots of texture and layers.  I love how the fabric is one GREAT way to add texture. My glue gun was used LOTS on this project.  Wanna know something… My Glue Gun has seen more use in the past 3 weeks than in the last 4 years.  I've almost gone through an entire bag of Glue Sticks.  LOL!  I love this little gadget. Do you use your Glue Gun? I  think Stampin' Up! should come out with their own.  Don't you?

 

It's time for my face to meet my pillow.  I have a BIG day tomorrow. My parents will be here tomorrow afternoon.  This is so awesome.  The kids are over the moon with excitement.  They are in for a ton of excitement this month. (I'll explain a little later.) I still have a little cleaning to get done.  I can't have visible dust bunnies laying around.  CRAZY!

Have a spectacular Friday and if you need a little shopping fun, go ahead and check my store out.  It's cute!

Just click on Kimberly's Online Stamping Palace!

XOXOXO

 

Halloween Tree Decoration Tutorial

First I want to express my sincere sadness of the passing of Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple.  I've talked so much about the silly iPod the last few weeks and how grateful I am they replaced it for FREE.  I cannot help but think how much this man will be missed by so many.  He was a creative genius and changed our world in computers and electronics. I love Apple products and he has definitely changed my life for the better. 

 

As I said the other day I would have a tutorial ready for you on how to make the Halloween Tree Decorations. I am so excited that day is TODAY! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to stamp and every year I add a few new decorations to my tree and my Halloween display.  Let me share my Halloween display as well as the tree.

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin up demonstrator

 

 

What's fun about this display is the many memories that go along with the items made.  So many of these fun decorations were made sitting with friends or even a class that I have taught. Every year it's a joy to pull out each decoration and put it on the display. What's better is adding more decorations.  My display consists of a Bakers Rack that I change out every season. There is another project on my display I cannot wait to show you. It's a banner that I made with my friend Denise.  We had so much fun creating it.  I'll share much closer pics soon.

Here a closer look at my tree.

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin up demonstrator

 

 

You can see many of the decorations I've made over the years. On the video you will see another Holiday Decoration with the same concept only it's a Christmas Ornament.  Here are a few closer pictures for you:

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin up demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin up demonstrator

 

 

I used the Christmas Lodge stamp set for this decoration. You can find all the products I've used here in my Online Store.  Make sure you check the Clearance Rack.  There are some great holiday items you can get at a GREAT discount. Don't miss it. 

Here is the video and I hope it helps you as you make a few handmade decorations fro yourself. 

httpv://youtu.be/b6O_cYgXfqY

 

The weekend is almost here!

XOXOXO

Halloween Tree Ornaments

Dang, I didn't think I would get this post in at all today with the crazy day I've had. Quick news that I just have to share.  I went to the Apple store today and I am so excited to tell you that the Apple Store replaced Brandon's iPod for FREE.  We have a brand new one.  I wanted to kiss the little Apple guy that helped me.  I figured I would be kicked out of the store so I kept my lips at bay.  I have to say that I love Apple and they did NOT have to replace it.  It was our fault.  Brandon and I are thankful to say the least.  The only bad news for Brandon is the apps he had are not there.  I tried synching the iPod to restore from the last update and it looks like I suck at updates.  Eek!

We had to take our doggie to the Vet tonight too.  I have a little 4lb Chihuahua and she has been itching herself to death.  We took her in and we have medicine to help her.  We were there for 2.5 hours.  Good Grief!!

Now it's 11pm and I'm just starting to work a bit in my office.  Oh no.  LOL! It's not like this hasn't happened before, but I'm pretty pooped from the excitement of the day. I'm excited to share a new Halloween treat with you. 

If you have been following my blog for a bit you know I have a Halloween tree and I love to decorate it each year. Last year we made the pretty cones with ribbon.  This year we took a little different approach and I really like them.  Let me share.

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up demonstrator

 

 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up demonstrator

 

 

All of these projects were made using Stampin' Up!'s great Halloween products.  I used a ton of products on all of these.  I will list for you below and I will be showing a video later this week on assembly.  The great thing about making projects like these is that you can pull them out year after year.  It's fun to look back at the other ornaments I've made through the years. 

Here is a list of products that was used and you can find all these projects in my spooky Online Store. 

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370), Piece of Poison (123754), Dark & Dreary (121151), Out on a Limb (123824), Creative Elements (122647), Wicked Cool (120600). 

Accessories: Pick Your Poison Quick Accents (124263), 3/8" Velvet Stitched Ribbon (125637), Brights Buttons (119747), Vintage Trinkets (118764), First Edition Specialty (121878, Simply Score Tool (122334), White Bakers Twine (124262), Basic Rhinestones (119246), Fine Galaxy Glitter-Champagne (114286), Scallop Squares Duo Sizzix Die Cut (120903), Spritzer Tool (107066), Black Marker (100082) & a Glue Gun!

While there are lots of products used for this project they are easy and fun to make. 

Check back in a few days for a tutorial and make sure you have a Simply Scored Tool on hand.  You can find this great product in the Holiday Mini and in my Online Store

Make sure to check the right side bar of my blog. There are THREE NEW specials to check out! WOW!

 

Until tomorrow…

XOXOXO