Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jolly Old Santa and Tutorial

Good Day, Stampers!  Today's share is once again my fav, the Santa image from the Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set (1211321 clear mount) and a Tutorial showing you how I made some of the elements on the card and the measurements.  Today I decided to make a 5" square card.  For the Real Red base, you will need your Real Red cardstock to measure 5"x10" and then score at 5" and fold in half with a Bone Folder.  I added a piece of Candy Cane Christmas DSP (120809) that measures 4 3/4" square and is wrapped with a Satin Real Red Ribbon (117286) bow.  The white cardstock with the Santa image measures 3 1/4" square.

For the focal point, you will need a piece of Real Red cardstock that measures 3 13/16" square, the Scallop Trim Border punch (118402) and the Scallop Trim Corner punch(118870)

You will need to first punch all four corners of the cardstock.  Insert a corner into the Scallop Trim Border punch as shown and punch your cardstock.  Make sure when you slide the cardstock in, you feel a stopping point in the corner punch as shown.

 After you have punch all four corners of the square, this is what your cardstock should look like, as shown below.

Now for the fun part.  You will now punch all four sides of the cardstock using the Scallop Border Trim punch.  When you look at the punch you will see a guide in the middle of the punch and this guide should line up exactly with your cardstock as shown below.

 Once you have the cardstock aligned in the punch exactly over the punch guide, you can then punch your side.

After all four sides are punched this is what your cardstock should look like.

I hope that you have found this tutorial to be helpful to you when using your Scallop Border Trim Punch and your Scallop Corner Trim Punch.  All products can be purchased online at my Stampin' Up! website.  If you would like a Demonstration of these two punches and learn how to use them to create other shapes and sizes Contact Me on me on my Stampin' Up! website to book your workshop today.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Stampin' Good Day!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day 2010 number 2

Hey Stampers,

It's still World Card Making Day and I have been busy today in my studio.  Here is another card using the Santa image from the Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set.  This is one stamp set that should be on every one's "To Buy List" for the Holiday season.  Hopefully I'll get around to using the other 5 images in the set, but right now I am stuck on Santa.

In this card I used the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper for my focal point on the base of Real Red cardstock and I also paper pieced the same DSP on Santa's Hat.  Cherry Cobbler is the color of the red dots on the DSP but the dots are so small that you can't tell if its Real Red or Cherry Cobbler, so I chose to use Real Red for my card base and the scallop rectangle (nestabilities) .  I also used a 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds on the brim and ball of the Santa hat. To finish off the card I tied a bow using Real Red Satin Ribbon and an Old Olive button and some ivory colored thread.  To color Santa's face I used a Copic marker, E25 Caribe Cocoa.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it and I hope I have inspired someone today.  Thanks for stopping by!

Splitcoaststampers Challenge 300 (SC300) Jolly Old Saint Nick

Isn't He Fabulous!?!  I just love this Santa image from the Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set from Stampin' Up!  This is a six image stamp set that is in Stampin' Up! 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog.  If you would like to order this stamp set, please click HERE and order anytime from my website. 

To dress Him up a bit, I used a 2-Way Glue Pen and then applied some Dazzling Diamonds to make Santa sparkle.  Also used the Designer Series Paper, Candy Cane Christmas which is also featured in the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog as well as the Northern Frost Decorative Sizzlet Strip to create the cute little Baha Blue snowflake.  I stamped the Merry Christmas image from the Delightful Decorations stamp set, punched it out with our 3/4" Circle Punch and used Dimensionals to adhere the snowflake to the card.  To trim out the card I used Real Red cardstock.

To color my image I used a Copic marker (E25 Caribe Cocoa) on Santa's face and Copic marker R29 (Lipstick Red) on Santa's hat.  Yes, I know that these are not Stampin' Up! products, but in my defense, Stampin' Up! does not make a skin tone marker  that represents my skin tone, so I turned to Copic.

This card is also my submission on Splitcoaststampers for this week's sketch challenge, SC300.  If you want to play along go to and submit your card.

If you would like to make this card yourself, contact me and book a Workshop.  Thanks for stopping by, have a Stampin' Good Day and Happy World Card Making Day.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog

The much awaited and long anticipated Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini 2010-2011 Catalog is live. Click HERE to place your order. This new catalog will not disappoint, there is something for everyone, younng, old, cardmakers, scrapbookers, quilters, etc. Get a jump start on your Holiday greeting cards and place your order TODAY!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

McDaniel Quadruplets

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to post that my kids were on the news today. Here is the link to check out the video.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Birthday Up in the Clouds

Hi Stampers,

Okay, I promise this is my last Birthday card of the day. I can't help myself, I love to make Birthday Cards and the smiles on the recipient's face is priceless. This card was inspired by Andrea Walford. I changed the colors used and the stamp sets used. I made the clouds by using a cloud template provided for free by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Lianne Carper, you can obtain the template here. I used an inexpensive transparency sheet purchased from my local office supply store, traced the clouds using a permanent marker, cut out the cloud shapes with my paper snips, adhered the clouds to my Whisper White cardstock using temporary adhesive and sponged the Tempting Turquoise ink over the transparency cloud shapes.

For the balloons, I stamped the balloon image from the stamp set Crazy for Cupcakes in Basic Black Ink and then covered the balloon image leaving only the balloon string. I stamped the balloon image from the stamp set Party This Way in Versamark Ink on Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Delightful Daffodil cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then used my paper snips to cut out the images and used double stacked Dimensionals to "pop" the balloons off the card. I used the birthday sentiment from the same stamp set.

If you like the card shown here and would like to Host a Workshop where you and your guests can make this card, please contact me here. Please feel free to post a comment or your questions. Thanks for stopping by, have a Stampin' Good Day!

Island Oasis Birthday

Hi Stampers,

I'm back again with yet another birthday card. I love making birthday cards!! The colors in this card are bright and cheery and from the Brights Collection of Stampin' Up! newly renovated color collections. Please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. If you like what you see and would like to Host a Workshop and you and your guest can create this card, contact me here. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies used to make this card, you may do so here. I hope you enjoyed the card, thanks for stopping by and have a Stampin' Good Day!

Supplies Used:
Cardstocks: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie
Ribbon: 5/8" Satin Whisper White
DSP: Island Oasis (Summer Mini 2010 available until August 31, 2010)
Stamp: Perfect Punches
Punches: 2 3/8" Circle Extra Large, 1 3/4" Circle Extra Large
Accessories: Flower Fold Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones

Happy Birthday, Little Girl!!!

Hi Stampers,

Have you seen the latest PaperCrafts Card Style 2010 Special Issue? Well if not, you are missing a lot. In fact, when I saw the magazine cover I immediately knew I had caught a "CASE". I absolutely love this card!!!! Of course, all items used are Stampin' Up! and one of the stamp sets used is actually a Level 3 Hostess set, Playful Pieces.

The banner on the card was created using the Playful Pieces stamp set by stamping the triangle shape in the same color ink as the cardstock and cut out using paper snips. The shapes were then attached to the hemp twine with mini glue dots. The large scallop circle is from the Pennant Die (113483). I created the "happy birthday" tag by centering the point of the 1 1/4" square punch in the center of the cardstock to create the "v" on the end.

Let me know if you have any questions and as always, thanks for stopping by and have a Stampin' Good Day!!

Supplies Used are all Stampin' Up!:
Cardstock and Ink
Pumpkin Pie (105117, 105216)
Real Red (102482, 103133)
Daffodil Delight (119683, 119667)
Tempting Turquoise (102067, 100814)
Pacific Point (111350, 111837)
Basic Black Ink(101179)
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (100082)
Chocolate Chip cardstock (102128 hair)
Whisper White cardstock (100730)
Creamy Carmel cardstock (retired--face)
uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021 white)
Island Oasis DSP (Hat) is currently available in the Summer Mini Catalog (117173)

To purchase any of the supplies used on this card please hop on over to my Stampin' Up! website to make your purchase:

A Lovely Thank You

Hi Stampers,

Here is a card I created for a Friend that needed a Thank You card. She wanted the card to be bright and cheery... I think this card fits the bill. All cardstocks chosen are from the newly revamped Brights Collection from Stampin' Up! I hope you enjoy the card as well. Thanks for stopping by and have a Stampin' Good Day!!

All Supplies Used are srom Stampin' Up!:
Thank You Kindly stamp set (111700 wood-mount)
Pretty Petals background stamp (111008 wood-mount)
Pumpkin Pie cardstock (105117)
Old Olive cardstock (100702)
Melon Mambo cardstock (115320)
Daffodil Delight cardstock (119683)
Tempting Turquoise cardstock (102067)
Whisper White cardstock (100730)
Buttons (retired)
1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Old Olive (111368)
Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)
Flower Daisies #2 Die (114520)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day, Ron

Hi Stampers,

I hope everyone is enjoying time spent with their Loved Ones on this special day, Father's Day! Before I go any further, I want to dedicate today's post to my Loving Husband, Ron.

Ron is my High School Sweetheart. We dated for 10 years prior to getting married and he made me the happiest woman in the world the day we married. We have been happily married now for 13 years. Don't get me wrong, not all of those 13 years have been blissful, I mean, what relationship doesn't have its ups and downs. But throughout all of the years that we have been together the one thing in our relationship that has been a constant is, He Loves Me, He Cherishes Me and He always has my Best Interest in his heart.

We have 5 wonderful children, Ron Jr., (10), a set of quadruplets, Madison, Bryson, Josiah and Nyla (5). Not only does my Husband love me, he also adores our children and is willing to do anything to support our family. On this day, Father's Day, we are not together (physically) as a family to celebrate this day with Dad. Ron is 250 miles away living part-time and working full-time in another city to support our family. We talk to Dad everyday via phone, text and emails, but its not the same as having him here with us to be able to hug and kiss him at any given moment. The Kids and I appreciate everything that Ron has done for us and given us. It is because of Ron that I have been able to be a Stay-at-home-Mom to our kids. Ron knows that this was very important to me and he has afforded me to have been able to do this now for the last 6 years.

I just wanted to share and express with You how much I love and appreciate the most wonderful, sweetest, kindest Man in the world...and he's all Ours. Happy Father's Day, Babe. Thank you for being the best Husband, Father, Provider and Friend that you know how to be. We love you and we miss you.


Your Wife and Kids
hugs and kisses
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Marina Mist*, Early Espresso* and Very Vanilla
Stamps: Circle Circus (115778), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink: Early Espresso*, Marina Mist* and Cajun Craze*
Accessories: 3/4", 1', 1 1/4 Circle punches, Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Modern Lable Punch (119849), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Items marked "*" are available for purchase here beginning July 1, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Time to Party

Hi Stampers,

I wanted to share a Birthday Card with you that I CASED from the upcoming 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Catalog (which, by the way, will go live on July 1, 2010). This card features the birthday party hats stamp from the Party Hearty stamp set.

I used the party hat stamp to create the banner. I inked the stamp in various Stampin' Up! Classic inks then trimmed the hats to look like pennants. I then attached a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock to hang my pennant.

I used various Stampin' Write markers to ink up only the portion of the sentiment that I needed and on the candles.

I added decorative touches on the card using the Scallop Square punch, Scallop Edge Border punch a 1" punch and some satin ribbon. Also on the card (you may not be able to see it in the picture) is my version of a "glitter mist" using a small spray bottle, rubbing alcohol and Shimmer Paint in Champagne Mist. I hope you like the card, comments and questions are always welcomed. Have a Stampin' good day!

Stamps: Party Hearty 111532
Punches: Scallop Edge Border (119882), Scallop Square (119884)
Cardstock: Real Red, Pacific Point**, Chocolate Chip
Classic Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight**CertainlyCelery, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Write Marker: Certainly Celery, Pumpin Pie, Daffodil Delight**

Items marked ** will be available for purchase beginning July 1st, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Progressive Scrapbooking Page

Here is a Progressive Scrapbook Page that I created in honor of National Scrapbooking Day (May 1, 2010). I've also included instructions and a list of the materials used to create this page. All materials are from Stampin' Up! and most can be found in the new Summer Mini Catalog.
This Progressive Scrapbooking tutorial I adapted from Stampin’ Up! Million Dollar Demonstrator, Mary Polcin. The Progressive Scrapbook page starts from creating a 6 x 6 scrapbook page and then “progress” or build up to the next size page of 8.5 x 11 and then finally a 12 x12.
1 – 12x12 Tempting Turquoise cardstock Builder Wheels
1 – 12x12 Whisper White cardstock Candle Crazy
1 – 8.5 x 11 So Saffron cardstock Birthday
1 – 8.5 x 11 Pumpkin Pie cardstock So Many Stars
1 – 8.5 x 11 Whisper White cardstock 1 ¾” and ¾” Circle Punches
Cardstock scraps of Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White
Island Oasis Designer Series Paper Round Tab Punch
ReInkers Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive
Old Olive 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon Top Note Die
Old Olive ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon Pennant Die XL
Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise Ink Pads Party Hearty Stamp Set

Take the 8.5 x 11 Whisper White cardstock and cut (1) 5 ¾” square and (2) 3 ¾” squares in Paper Trimmer.

Take the 8.5 x 11 Pumpkin Pie cardstock and cut (1) 6 x 6 square and (2) 4” squares in Paper Trimmer.

Layer the Whisper White onto the Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

Cut the stripe DSP of the Island Oasis paper to 2 x 6 and apply the 5/8” Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, make a bow and attach a button with mini glue dots. Thread on button was a sliver of So Saffron cs.

When layering the 6 x 6 page onto the So Saffron 8.5 x 11 cs only apply adhesive on the left, right and bottom of the page so that a “pocket” is created at the top of the page. Use the Top Note Die to create journaling tags and to attach additional photos, also used the round tab punch and ¼” Old Olive grosgrain ribbon on the ends of the Top Note die .

The scallop circle is created by using the Pennant XL Die, there are 4 scallop circles on this die and I used the scallop that did not have the score lines. Stamp “celebrate you” from the Party Hearty set onto Whisper White cs, punch out with 1 ¾” circle punch, stamp gift box, punch out with ¾” circle punch and all pieces are layered using dimensional.

The page title was created using the new builder wheels in the Summer Mini catalog. All three were rolled out together on the 12 x 12 Whisper White cs and then the “Happy Birthday” wheel was used alone with Old Olive ink, trimmed out and applied using dimensionals.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Earleen McDaniel

Monday, February 8, 2010

I love you....with all my heart

Hi stampers,

I know its been awhile since I posted anything, but I have been busy stamping. Today's card has very little stamping on it. But the card features some great new products that are being introduced by Stampin' Up! in the Occasions Mini Catalog and in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Let's get started...This card has four products from the Occasions catalog and 1 product that you can earn for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Here is a list of all the ingredients needed to replicate this card:

Specialty Designer Series Paper #117153

With All My Heart stamp set #118623 clear mount

Stampin' Up! Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die #117332

Stampin' Up! 5/8" Satin Ribbon in Real Red #117286

Dot, Dot, Dot stamp #115332 wood mount

1 1/4" Square Punch 104400

Full Heart Punch #113693

Scallop Trim Border punch #118402 (you cannot buy this punch, you can only Earn this punch for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (now 'til March 31, 2010). For every $50 you spend in Stampin' Up! products you earn free merchandise in the Sale-A-Bration catalog and this punch is one of the many items that you can earn for FREE.

Real Red Classic Ink #103133

Versamark Ink #102283
If you have any questions please contact me. Thanks for stopping by, have a Stampin' Good Day!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sale-A-Brate Good Times, Come On!!

If you have'nt heard, Stampin' Up! has just released the new 2010 Sale-A-Bration catalog and the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog. Over the next few months I will be sharing lots of papercrafting samples made with items from both catalogs.

To kick things off, here is a Valentine's Day Love card that I created using Stampin' Up! newest punch, Scallop Border Trim Punch (item# 118402). This punch is from the 2010 Sale-A-Bration catalog and is FREE with the purchase of $50 in Stampin' Up! merchandise. The punch also has a coordinating corner punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch (item# 118870). The corner punch is available in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and can be purchased here.
Thanks for stopping by!!