Wednesday, December 31, 2008

50% Off ALL Stamp Sets Beginning With "T"

TAC™ Promotions

WOW!! Can you believe this special!! If you have any stamps on your wish list THIS is the time to order them!! Here is the "fine print":

• Please note that due to the special nature of this promotion, stamp set packaging type and quantity may vary from typical packaging.
• No other special offers or discounts apply.
• Orders must be received by 5:00 PM CSTJanuary 26 .
• Promotional discounts will not apply to orders placed before January 6 or after January 26.
• R-Coded stamp sets are not included as part of this promotion.
• Please expect shipping delays during this promotional period.
• ”Spec-TAC-ular Savings” promotional discount does not apply toward SOTM or vintage stamps.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Scor-Pal Gift Bags

Here are some gift bags that I made using the Scor-Pal. They are SOOOOO easy!! If you'd like the tutorial, you can see it here.

The paper and stamps that I used are all from The Angel Company. Do you see the Scarlet Red, Navy Blue, Ivory and White Cardstocks that I used? These are all from the TAC Basic Cardstock collection and they are awesome, high-quality THICK cardstocks (80#). If you don't have these in your collection, I highly recommend them! There are other colors available in this collection as well including Brown, Olive, Black, Olive, etc!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Spellbinders Design Team Call

Do you love to use Spellbinder dies?? I do!! They are so much fun and soooo worth the money (they are pretty inexpensive for what you get!). I made a mini pizza box using one of the nestabilities dies by Spellbinders this week that I'll post here soon!

But, for now, if you love to design and are interested on being on a design team, check out the Spellbinders Design Team Call for 2009! You can find the link here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas Scor-Pal Candy Bag

Here's a quick and easy way to make a fun, inexpensive gift. This is made with the scor-pal and you can find the tutorial all ready for you here.

All stamps are by The Angel Company, although the words are now retired. The patterned paper is from TAC's Cha Cha paper pack.

This is a side view. I changed a few things from the original tutorial. After I had put everything together and was ready to seal the bag up, the tutorial said to glue the flap shut but I wanted to be able to open and shut it without glue. So, I punched two holes in the flap & front and used ribbon to close the bag.

The other change I made was how the bag of candy was attached. The tutorial said to tape it down & I wasn't crazy about that idea either, so instead I used my big bite to punch two holes in the back of the cardstock and in the plastic bag and then I used ribbon to secure it.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Winter Angel Art Challenge

I am participating in a challenge with other Angel friends to create a project or card using any current TAC stamps and products with the theme of "Winter". This is a recent card I created using the "Simply Christmas" and "Holiday Magic" stamp sets. The paper is TAC's Juliette patterned paper and Kraft & Bazzill cardstock.

My personal challenge when I created this card was to use a very nontraditional patterned paper and make it look Christmasy. When I saw this piece I knew it was what I was looking for. This is a very floral set of patterned paper but this piece just reminds me of peppermint candies for some reason. So, my challenge to you would be to not put your paper in a "box". Just because you bought it with the intention of using it for one purpose, doesn't mean that you can't find other purposes for it. This is really a way to get the most out of your paper too!

Listed below are other Angels who participated in this challenge. You can click on their names and be directed to their blog so that you can see the fun "winter" creations that they came up with!






Angela K






Laurie U


Laurie W

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Enter to Win an AWESOME Package!!!

Enter to WIN this Reece™ / Woodrowe™ Package!

What you could win!!!
• Reece™ Soar With It Collection™ retail value: $6.95
• Woodrowe™ Keepsake Album Kit retail value: $14.95
• Antique Copper Hardware retail value: $4.50
• Reece™ Cardstock retail value: $6.50
• Reece™ Ribbon retail value: $4.95
• Joy of Christmas Stamp Set retail value: $15.95
Total retail value: $53.80

Click HERE to enter!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hair Bows

I've been playing around with my ribbon trying to make some hair bows for Sadie. This is my first attempt and I can see that it needs trimmed up a little bit more but I don't think it's too bad for a first attempt!

This is called a korker bow and Sadie is my model.

Create a Wish List & Win!

Fill out a TAC Wish List and be entered to win a grab bag of stamps and embellishments!

Are your friends and family asking you what you want for Christmas? Do you have a list ready to give to them? Would you like to make sure that you get what you want?? Have you considered what you might like from The Angel Company? We have TONS of money-saving specials going on in December that you and those buying for you won't want to miss out on!

If you fill out a wish list with me for Angel Company products, I will enter your name into a drawing for a free grab bag filled with fun stamps and embellishments! Don't miss out on the opportunity to win!

All you have to do is create a wish list and email it to me (or regular mail works too). If you would like a list that you can print out and write the information on, I can email it to you or you can make one up yourself. Just be sure to include the item number, page number, description and price. Send me your list and also send it to your family members. If you would like me to contact your friends or family members for you with your wish list items, I would be happy to do that! Just be sure to give me their names and how to get a hold of them (email, phone or mail).

Once I receive your list, I'll put your name into the drawing for the free grab bag!

Have fun shopping and have a Merry Christmas!

December Specials Galore!



TAC™ Spe

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Project in 5 Minutes...or Less

Today I want to show you a project that you can make in 5 minutes...or less!!

This is a mini pizza box that I made to hold a gift card for my mom's birthday a few weeks ago. I was in a hurry and needed something that I could make fast.

I scored the TAC Scarlet cardstock (this stuff is perfect for the box because it is nice & thick so it makes a very sturdy box) with my Scor-Pal, cut a few slits and glued a few tabs. That is all there is to making the box!

The only stamping on this box is the little "love" circle. I stamped it, punched it out and tied it to the bow with scrapper's floss.

If you would like to see some other really cute pizza boxes, then you need to visit my friend Laurie's blog! She is so creative! Here is a link to her blog Soapbox Creations.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bear Hugs

Here's a quick little card that I made the other day.

I used TAC's Cha Cha Paper Pack with tags and the TAC Forever Family Stamp Set. The sentiment is from "Little Things" and is elevated on pop dots.

The ribbon is from TAC's Cha Cha ribbon collection. I love the satin ribbon!! It adds just the right touch to projects and cards.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Project for Kids--Color Their Own Cards

Well, I've been told that it's time to update my blog! So, I thought that I'd share a project that kids can make! Why not let your kids or grandkids color the Christmas cards this year? Or, the cards for their friends' birthday parties!?

It's very simple to put together and a great way to use up your scraps! Choose a larger image that can be colored in. Adhere your cards together and give to the kids to color! All of these cards (with the exception of the white bases) used scrap pieces!

I put some kits together too that included a pack of crayons or a pack of small watercolor paints. The kids love them!

Sydney™ Free for Fall

From November 5th - December 8th you can receive TAC's exclusive Sydney™ Circle Album Kit for FREE when you purchase the Penelope™ Package! In the package is the Penelope™ SWIC™ (patterned paper), ribbon and cardstock.

• No other special offers or discounts apply.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Scor-Pal Mini Pizza Box

Yesterday I showed you a card that I had made using the Scor-Pal. Today I want to share with you a quick project also made with the tool.

This is a mini pizza box. This box literally took me 5 minutes or less to put together!! What a FUN way to package small gifts including jewelry, coffee, snacks, mini cards or a gift card. The finished box measures 4x4 and was constructed with one piece of cardstock that measured 6x11 so you could make 2 boxes with a piece of 12x12 cardstock

I used the scor-pal to score the lines, then I cut a few slits, folded and that was about it! I made a very simple cover for it since I didn't have much time but you could make these as elaborate as you'd like.

This is what the box looks like open. I found a small bag of oreo cookies that fit perfectly inside the box. What a fun, simple & fast gift!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Butterfly Bits & Cool Tools!!

Finally some cards!!

I can't wait to show you TWO new tools that I got. You'll love them!!

The first one is a simple little tool that you probably have several pairs of...but probably not THIS one!! The best's only $3.95 in the TAC catalogue!! What is it??

Scalloped Cloud Scissors!! Love them!! I would have ordered these LONG ago if I would have realized what gorgeous scallops they actually cut! And, what a bargain at only $3.95!

You can see the border on the card above that was cut using the cloud scissors. I also used beautiful Lavender stickles on the butterfly.

The second new tool that I want to tell you about is the Scor-Pal! You'll love this one too. It is on page 114 in the newest catalogue and retails for $41.95. This would be a great one to earn at 1/2 price and take advantage of double hostess benefits with orders of $100 or more through November 3rd!

I used this tool several ways on these two cards but the first way was just to score my card in half to fold. This made a very nice crease when I folded it in half.

On the next card, I used the "Circle Sampler" set to create a stamped scallop border. First, I started by scoring a line using my Scor-Pal to create a guide for stamping the circles. I tried to stamp each circle with the middle resting on that line. The first circle I stamped in the MIDDLE of the card so that each end would be as even as possible.

I then attached the matted green piece to the base and lined it up on my Scor-Pal again. I scored two lines on the top of my card. These lines are indented on the card because later I would use a glitter gel pen to highlight them. If I had wanted the lines embossed onto the card, I would have turned the cardstock over and then scored.

I then assembled the card and highlighted the lines that I had scored on my Scor-Pal with the glitter pen. Here's the finished card:

I had originally made 3 dots with the Souffle White Gel pen on the top corner of this card but I accidently smeared it before it dried. So, instead of discarding the card, I punched two holes in the corner and tied a ribbon through it. It wasn't what I had originally intended but I like the outcome better. Sometimes a mistake isn't all that bad!! Here's what it originally looked like:

The Scor-Pal can do all kinds of fun things. You can use it on cards and scrapbook pages and make ALL KINDS of boxes and fun items using cardstock. I'll try to make a few examples for you soon!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My Kids...My Dream

Here is another scrapbook layout that I just finished. On the base of this layout I used TAC's 12x12 Kraft cardstock. I LOVE this stuff! It's such a good quality, thick cardstock and it's just the right color.

I know that I've been pretty heavy on the scrapbook layouts lately, so I'll upload a card next time using a fun, inexpesive tool that I think you'll love! Hope that you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Another Little Jayhawk

After my last attempt at a scrapbook page was less than satisfactory, I am pleased to say that I am more than happy with this one. I do have to confess that I didn't use any stamps on this page.

I used my sewing maching to sew the border line around the edges of the white cardstock. I love how it makes it looked finished! I used my sizzix machine to die cut the stars out of DCWV Glitter Cardstock (love that stuff).

You should be able to click on the top 3 pictures to see the pages in a larger view.
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