Friday, January 28, 2011

Cindy's Totes - Share

I got this share from Cindy Hall who purchased my Tote box tutorial:) She was so kind to share it with us. Here's what she commented when she shared it with me:
" I just have been so tickled with the totes that I wanted to share with you how cute "your" tote turned out. Since giving them out I have gotten rave reviews about them. My friends seem to always be more impressed with the presentation than the actual gift. Thanks again...Cindy"

Cindy does not have a blog but she'll surely appreciate the comments here. Thanks again Cindy. I'm sure you'll have a year round of fun when you use these totes in different occassions and seasons.

If you have purchased any tutorial in my blog, please feel free to share :)

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pete's Here!!!

Last week, Patty, my previous owner, was looking for a new home for me. I met Patty from SU!s 2009 Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. She took me under her wings and brought me home to Northern California. It was fun being with her but Patty wanted me to see more and be in a new home where I could be loved and be cared for. Then my adventure started... destination Southern California.

I travelled far and long in a box and felt warmer and warmer... travelled through the Grapevine and through a big city called L.A. Huge city but not a place for a bird like me. I had to be patient, I had to be strong as I was near. Then finally Orange County, no oranges here but I think I'm closer to the beach area. Finally, my box got dropped off. Then I await.....

As I daydream and wait patiently, I heard footsteps and heard a voice. "HE'S HERE!!!!". This is the moment I've been waiting for, meeting my new mom! ... and..... HELLO MAMA!!! I just felt the warmth of Kay's heart and the welcome of her home. PERFECT!!! Patty made a great choice for me. Thanks, Patty! I will always remember you.

BTW, here was a note to Kay that Patty made using her MDS. It's a very lovely card that made Kay so special. Oops, I'm hugging it too much... here's the inside of the card. Isn't it sooo beautiful!!! I will miss you Patty.

I guess that's it for now. My new mom, Kay, will be giving me a corner here at Creations on Paper. It's sooo cozy here and I'd like to see all of you again. Ok...thanks for visiting me here! see ya later... oh... Accdg to Patty, Kay didn't know that I was being named after her brother...hmm... I think I like it. Yes, I have a new mom and my name is Pete.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ready, Get Set, SALE-A-BRATION!!!

For all who does not know what Sale-A-Bration means, it means FREEBEES!!!! Every year, around this time of the year, Stampin' Up gives away FREE Stamp Sets and other Stampin' Up Products for everyone! Starts January 25th - March 31st 2011. DON'T MISS THIS!!!

FREE GIFTS for each $50 you spend as a customer or as a demonstrator!!!! No LIMIT... spend $100 get 2 gifts, spend $150 get 3 gifts AND Hostess Rewards!

(see SAB mini catalog for all the details)

In addition to the stamp sets, ribbon, buttons, DSP, downloads, etc., in the SAB Mini Catalog, you can also select from dozens of free stamps and sets listed on the last page of the SAB mini catalog, or listed below too!

Did I also tell you that if you Join me in Stampin' Up! during S.A.B., you get a 15% discount on your kit, plus $50 Product Bonus.

Don't forget to CONTACT ME if you have questions on how to get this FREE SALE-A-BRATION Items! Or ORDER NOW HERE!

Here are some of your FREE CHOICES (click for larger image):

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Valentine Mini Heart Box Class and More

Hello!!!! I'm back! Been really busy this week at the store and with my folks. I totally had to put Creations on Paper aside for a moment. Times like this makes it really hard for me to juggle. You know what I mean.... although I took a break, I still think of you. I've heard that some of you come to my site everyday to check, hoping that I would have something new or some new creations. I am touched with this and my feelings are mutual.
When I'm gone, away from blogging, my mind lingers toward it and plans for the next post. I also wake up in the morning and it calls me, however, I have to say... later.

Anywho... I'm here, again. This time I'd like to share with you my class this weekend. I met 2 new wonderful ladies, Patty and Phyllis. They reminded me of Thelma and Louise who are such friends that they continue catching up in their lives while doing the projects in the class. That was very entertaining for me!!! I loved how their friendship just went through my eyes and how comfortable they were. I just love these kinds of ladies who attend my classes :) Most importantly, we all had fun and mind you, alot of laughter!

Here were the 2 little note pads with pens as favors for them when they attended my class. I used the Hugs & Kisses Suite:

- Love Impressions DSP #121780
- Stamp set XOXO #121973 Clear or #121909 Wood
- Glimmer Paper Red #121790
- Love Impressions Rub-Ons #121886
- Grosgrain Polka Dot Ribbon #115608 (Clearance rack NOW)
- Textured Impression Embossing Folder - Framed Tulips #121809
- Small Heart Punch #117193
- Large Oval Punch #119855
- Decorative Label Punch #120907
- Jewel Basics - Rhinestone #119246
- Dimensionals #104430
- Real Red CS
- Whisper White CS
- Small Pens and small notepads(any supply or craft store)

Here are also the items we made in class :) Aren't they cute!!!! I had to teach Phyllis how to make the Fancy Flower Punch - Rose! She did a great job on her first try!!! (rose in the middle).. cutie :) BTW, great idea with the leaf on the Mini Heart box, Phyllis! Patty's an expert crafter, need I say more... awesome craftmanship. She gave me tips too! Thanks, Patty W.!

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Love Impressions Heart Boxes

The roses are RED, the violets are BLUE, and the Chocolates are as SWEET as can be..... I used the "Love Impressions" DSP #121780 from the New 2011 Occasions Mini Catalogue.

Here are more boxes that made me addicted to make them when I saw how lovely they were with the new Red Glimmer Paper #121790. I love, love, love this glimmer paper. It's so easy to work with, too! I hope SU! makes more colors with them.

I also used the Rub-Ons #124496 (also in the New 2011 Occasions Mini catalogue) that were given to me free by SU! Thanks, Stampin' Up!

The rub ons were used on Whisper White then I used the 3/4" x 15/16" oval punch. Then adhered it on the box with Dimensionals. The glimmer punched hearts were made with the Small Heart punch #117193

To make these enticing boxes, click HERE. Warning: You can get addicted to making these boxes.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pillow Box Owls

Whew.... was up late all last night finishing tutorials after a class. My eyes were just seeing double. So I had to take a break from the hectic schedule I made myself.. duh.. and went through all the comments in my blog :) This time I saw Teri's comment. She's just talented and so kind to share her projects in her blog, I decided to feature one of them. She had a class making these owls, so I think. But when I came to visit her blog, I can't find the link. Anywho, here's Teri's blog so you can browse through her stuff , live from Hawaii:)

She also said that these were also an inspiration from someone else (I forget). But, I tried making my own version with the 2 owls on the right :) hihi... cutie pie.

They're now one of my Valentine Treats this year :) I haven't used the pillow box die for almost a year now and it's about time I bring that baby out!!! Ain't it great to find something in your box, stashed away and later realize you still need it!!! Thank goodness!

Here's the deal, I'm not telling how I made the pink owl with the big eyes, just because Teri's having a class on that. So I made the other two that I can share.

Supplies Needed:
- 3/4" circle punch #119873(for the white of the eyes)
- 2 Step Owl punch #118074(medium circles for the black of the eyes)
- Scallop edge punch #119882 (for the DSP)
- Full Heart Punch #119883 (cut in half for the wings)
- 5 petal punch #119880 (use only 2 petals for the feet)
- Heart to Heart punch #119881(use the long heart for the beak and the fat heart for the tag caption)

BigShot Die:
- Pillow Box Die #113466

- Real Red
- Melon Mambo
- Pumpkin Pie#105117 or Peach Parfait #119793
- Whisper White
- Pink Pirouette
- Chocolate Chip Brown

Other Supplies:
- 2 way glue pen #100425
- Crystal Effect glue #101055 (to glue the box together)
- SU! Dimensionals #104430
- Jewels basics - Rhinestone #119246 & Basic Pearls #119247
- White Gel Pen #105021
- my Retired Valentine DSP (but you can use any DSP that'll match the color of your CS )
- a small stamp to place any caption ( I used the retired "Vintage Labels" Stamp Set from 2010 Sale-A-Bration)

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love Buggy Punch Art - Class

Hello, bug lovers! For weeks, I've been busy with creating new little critters for Valentine. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Love Bug. He will fit on your card projects and he will entertain you in a romantic way you'll be dazzled and tickled.

Come join me in my classes and here are my schedules.

Classes are $10 per head and all illustrations, CS and tutorials will be given in class. Just bring your scissors and adhesive (preferably glue). Just contact or email me when you would like to sign up for the class.

Here's another side of him you won't want to miss :) Be surprised on the other posses of Mr. Love Bug you'll be learning in class.

See you there, BON AMI!!!

UPDATE on the Tutorial:
I've been ask by many if my tutorial will be up for sale... Yes :) I'm accepting PREORDERS now for tutorials. The tutorials for these class will be available by Saturday the 15th. Choose your option below and click "Buy It Now". A PDF file will be sent to your email by January 15th.

Tutorial or Class Option

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

10 More Ways with the Mini Heart Box - Wedding Favors

Hi, there! In the birth of these boxes, I found some few inspirations through my followers. With these comments, they openned up new doors for my creations and I just wanted to share them with you.

First of all, I would like to thank Cristy for commenting in my blog which led me to her blog, HokieCoyote. These are the types of projects I see outside my blog, through sharing. Thanks again, Cristy!
I love your blog.

With her inspiration, I integrated my boxes with her card of hearts. I just had a few twicks with the buttons of the groom. I had to use the Jewels Basic Pearls #119247 (used the 2nd to the smallest pearl). With a black Sharpie pen, I colored it so it looked like black beaded buttons...hehe. That's what you can call, "Forced Improvision"... BTW, the tie was made with 2 snipped hearts at the edge.

With the bride's box, I used Shimmery White CS (love this paper so much) #101910 with Basic Gray #121044.
Then used the same Jewels Basic Pearls set (used the biggest pearl in the set).

10 More ideas to these Heart Boxes:

1. You can also make the tie RED so it can be your Valentine favors!!!

2. I would also put an ultra-tiny rosette on the grooms box side so it looks like a buttoneer...hihi.

3. On the bride's box, emboss your cover with Textured Embossing folders

4. Use Rhinestone's instead of pearls.

5. For Valentine's Day, make red and pink boxes and put 3 in a bigger box as a set. Fill them with chocolates and love :)

6. These can be Wedding Ring boxes!

7. Print Name tags of the bride and groom and set them inside, at the back cover.

8. Print out "Thank You" or stamp "Thank You" then punch out with Full Heart Punch, then use this to make the backings of the base of your box. So when they open the box, it says "Thank you" inside!

9. Make these boxes like ornaments. Just punch out a hole on the top of the box and add sheer, satin or lace ribbon. Don't punch a hole on the base of the box because it will not open.

10. For elegant presentation, get those paper doilies for cupcakes and have these boxes lay on them. So beautiful!

Then again, here's the tutorial to my Heart Boxes. Click HERE.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Mini Heart Boxes - Tutorial

Hello everyone! It's been really crazy this past few weeks, specially in the closing of the year and starting a New Year! I've been lining up my projects up since last month and I think I'm getting things in a roll here.

When I was making this tutorial for the heart boxes, I didn't realize how much effort it took just to put the tutorial together. I was afraid that blogspot might give up on my post and won't even take my entry because it was getting longer. So I decided to make it prettier and much more detailed in a separate tutorial where I can freely show you Step by Step clear illustrations how to make this adorable boxes. Low and behold, it came out to 13 pages of full color illustrations and samples.

These boxes are originals and not copied from anywhere. So this is something out of the usual. If you might have seen it somewhere, I would not have seen it because my time is limited to even look around. So it's pure creation and innovation on most of my projects. My inspirations come from life elements around me. With a management job, caring for my parents, household, and SU! That's a full plate for me :)

I thank all my followers and blog friends for continuing to support this passion of mine where I indulge my thoughts and time into to relieve everyday stress. Thank you again for your kind comments, they really inspire me always.

Ok, let's get back to the boxes. You can fit in 2 Hershey Kisses in them or 1 chocolate nugget. Mints and M&Ms are also a great treat for these boxes. A pair of jewelry (ring, earring gifts). So cute. You can also use this as a Wedding Favor! Very lovely Wedding ensemble for a reception! Or a Bridal or Baby Shower even!

As you can see I used the Scalloped Heart on both sides of the box and it just graced it with love and tender. Not to mention the rosettes! It's just "Flickeristic" and "Scrumpulicious"..hihi. To make the rosettes for the box, I have my tutorial HERE.

FYI, the class to make these boxes are now posted. So hurry and sign up! Here are the schedule for my Valentine classes! Click HERE.

For the tutorial, click the "BUY IT NOW" button for $4.99. A .pdf file will be sent via email disclosed by paypal within 24 hours. If you are my downline, you get all my Tutorials FREE!!!

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mojo Monday 172 - Valentine Rosettes Card

Here are uses of the paper rosettes I've mentioned about in my Tutorial. See how it fits anywhere in a card. In any color or size, it graces any simple card or project like this. I've decided to join the Mojo Monday again this month and I think this is a really good exercise :) I believe it gives me that extra juice on my head to keep those projects coming. hihi.

Supplies Used:
- Pink Pirouette
- Chocolate Chip Brown
- Whisper White
- Very Vanilla
- Cherry Cobbler Red (for the bigger rosette)
Stamp Set:
- Hostess Occasional Quotes #120142 (Clear)
- Jolly HOliday DSP #117159
- 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #118874(to set your rosettes onto)
- 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906 (for the bigger rosette, cut with thinner coil)
- 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861 (for the smaller rosettte)
Other Supplies Used:
- Elastic Cord - Silver - #109866
- Jewel's Basic Rhinestone - #119246

Here's another look with indoor lighting used:

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 Occasions Mini Catalogue NOW Available

It's HERE! It's HERE!! I'm so happy to announce that the NEW Occassion Mini catalogue is here! Let's get started. I've gone through it and it's sooo awesome.

Come join me and browse through the catalogue here with me -

Page 6 and 7: The new Specialty Designer Series Paper, Love Impression, is so elegant. Watch out for Glimmer Paper - red! Yes finally! I've been waiting for these. And have you seen or even tried out the NEW Letter Plates! You gotta get the Heart Pressed. Letter Plates are the reverse of your Textured embossing folders which allows you to ink up your images. Not to mention the new Valentine set, XOXO, good to use with your 1-3/8 circle punch for tags and more.

Page 12: I'm loving the new Blossom Petals Punch. You know me and my punch. They go beyond what they're suppose to be used for..teehee. The Build a Blossom Stamp Set is just gorgeous. I know some of you out there makes these flowers so well and here's the easiest way to make them now.

Page 15: Need I say more about the Bigz L Die - Petal Cone! We've made these 3-D projects using templates and given measurements. And we don't have to do that anymore, we've got it made for us! No more measuring or scoring. That's on my very list. See the Heart shape cone! hmmmm.... are you seeing what I'm seeing?

Page 16: I'm seeing alot of potential projects on this page. Are you picturing altered album covered with the Designer FABRICS, with binding ribbons, Satin rosettes and buttons? another hmmmmm...

Page 17:
Need I say more about this Easter Blossoms Stamp set! Perfect for your Easter cards and project!! Just adorable! Love the Cherry Blossoms!

Page 20-21:
Oh Yeah! BIRTHDAY, BIRTHDAY, BIRTHDAY!!! Can't get enough of that!!!

Page 22:
A CUPCAKE PUNCH!!!! Say goodbye to trimming your own cupcake and say Hello to "Build a Cupcake Punch". Using all your DSP and different ink color makes the perfect cupcake embellishments! Endless possibilities!!! Can't wait to get these and add to my collection :) Don't forget the Stamp Set to go with it! FABULOUS!!!

Page 30:
You know me and Chocolates! Inseparable!!! I had to take a break from it but I'm sure back for it this season :) Anyway, don't you just love to express your LOVE for Chocolates with your Friends. Friends and Chocolates really mix well together and this set is just perfect for the get-together occassions. Give them that special treat with your special cards and tags. They'll surely be in AWE! Soooo CUTE!!!

Page 34:
AHhhhhhhh!!! The Button, Button Stamp Set! Wondering how you'd use them? Fill your cards with them with different colors! Great embellishments with the real buttons, don't you think?

Page 39:
Flower DIES and more!!! Can you ever get tired of these lovely flowers? They just shape your projects into another cute dimension! Another Circle die!!! Finally I don't need to use "other" tools, just to get my circles bigger than 2-1/2". My nesting circles are growing and I LOVE IT!!! More Punch Arts to make! As these dies grow bigger sooner, the soonest I get to make 3-D Punch Arts!!! Can you imagine that?

Please let me know if you'd like to order from me and I can send you a copy of the Catalogue. Can't wait to here from you!

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Paper Rosettes - Tutorial

Time for a tutorial! I've been seeing these Rosettes in satin ribbons lately and wondered how they would look like in paper. Well, I've also seen some tutorials floating around lately and I just wanted to recreate a little version of these paper rosettes. I think they call it rosettes because of its size.
Hang in there, the look of having something so small may not interest you in making them. But you shall see that there will be a sequel to this tutorial.

Supplies Needed:
- Whisper White CS (or any color, but Whisper White is easy to work on your first rosettes)
- Pretty in Pink Ink Pad
- Sponge
- Scissors
- 1-3/4" Circle Punch
- glue dots (or glue gun)

Punch out a 1-3/4" Circle Punch Whisper White CS piece and sponge with Pretty in Pink (or other color you prefer).

With your scissors, beginning on one side, cut your circle in a coil direction towards the center.

Starting from the outer side of the coil, start scrolling as illustrated towards the center of the coil.

To seal your rosettes, apply a glue dot at the end of the coil (which would be positioned under the rosette after scrolling) or use your glue gun.

TADAHHHH!!! It's so much fun making them. Specially when you like paper flowers. Try it out for size.

TIP: You can also use any size Circle Punch to make these rosettes. Also, the thinner you cut your coils the more flat your flower will come out (good for embellishing a card). The wider coils make your rosettes look puffier.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year and a Happy New Blog Banner

Happy New Year to Everyone! It's a fresh new beginning of new smiles, new stuff and new creations! However we still keep the ones that matters most, our all-time FRIENDS :) With this new year, I begin to ponder upon what's in-store for me and Creations on Paper in 2011. All I feel now is enthusiast and gleam that I will continue to inspire everyone and give birth to new innovations. So let's see how it goes... so come join me in this adventure! Cheers to All!

Here's some lyrics to a song to greet the New Year for you:

Auld Lang Syne

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
and surely I’ll buy mine !
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine† ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.


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