Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays from Tiffany's Cardtique!


I hope you and your family have a wonderful
and safe holiday season! God bless!

Tiffany's Cardtique will be relaxing & enjoying the holidays with her family now through December 31st. Orders can still be placed through my SU! website or e-mail me at tiffanymiller1@verizon.net.

Check back January 1st for some great new stuff coming your way!


Stampin Up!

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December 23rd - January 31,2009

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Stampin' Up! Scallop Punch Wreath

I can't believe Christmas is only 11 days away! Are you ready? I am in pretty good shape. My son's birthday was last week and he turned 3. I was busy getting ready for that and finishing up my Christmas shopping.

The Christmas card I am sharing with you today will give you another use for that SU! Scallop Circle punch. I made a wreath out of it by first punching out a 1 inch circle out of Garden Green cardstock. Then I centered the Scallop Circle punch over the open circle on the green cardstock and punched out the wreath! The berries were made using the Double Circle punch. I made them sparkle with a few little dabs of red Stickles.

I had one of those moments today that put things back in perspective. In the middle of the church service today I had to take my son out in the hall. He was getting unsettled. While we were out in the hallway, we ran into a foster mom who just picked up a foster child from the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is 3 years old and both hands were covered in bandages. He was crying a very helpless cry. He wanted to be held one minute and put down the next. He was so unsettled. The foster mom told me his hands were burned with boiling water. He also freaks out around doors because he thinks someone is coming after him. I didn't know this little boy at all, but my heart just aches for him. I found out this was his 2nd or 3rd foster home now and remember he is only 3 years old! Please keep him in your prayers. He has a lot of healing that needs to take place.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Tiffany

Supplies:
Stampin' Up! Punches - Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, Double Circle
Stampin' Up! Cardstock - Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Green Galore
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug
Stampin' Up! Ink - Basic Black
Stamp - $1 bin at Michaels Arts & Crafts
Gold Ribbon
Stickles

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Stampin' Up! Retired List -10% Off Sale (Free shipping on orders over $70)


Click HERE to view the Stampin' Up! stamp sets retiring from the Fall/Winter 2008 catalog. They are -10% off! This is your last chance to get those sets you love! Better yet, SU! is offering free shipping from now until Dec 23rd on any orders over $70. What a deal!!!

Have a great day!

Tiffany

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Little Something for Christmas

Greetings friends!

It's another blustery weekend here in Erie, PA! I had some time to create 1/2 dozen of these coaster calendars. They make great gifts when you just need a little something to give someone for Christmas.

I covered a bare coaster in some old Anna Griffin paper I had in my stash. I added Prima & Bazzill flowers with a pink dew drop in the center. The stem with leaves is Maya ribbon. The cream colored fiber is from JoAnn's $1 bin. I also added a couple extra dew drops on the top left-hand corner. You can also add a magnet to the back or I used a clip to hang it up. Only the top page of these little calendars are decorated for Christmas. They are so fun to use. Just peel off the back label and stick to whatever your project may be! Very fun!

I am working on baking this weekend too! I make quite an array of Christmas cookies for the holiday. I have two different kinds made so far. I try to have 6-8 different cookies. I love to bake and gift them for people to enjoy. There is nothing like homemade cookies!

Have a wonderful Sunday and stay warm! Thanks for stopping by!

Tiffany

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lake Erie Beach Glass Snowman Card

I am quite pleased with the way my beach glass snowmen turned out on these cards. These were really fun to make! I am lucky enough to live about 15-20 minutes away from the beach. All summer my son & I collected beach glass every time we visited the beach.

I wanted my snowmen to be the center of attention on these cards, so I used Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock for all the layers. I used scallop rectangular Nestabilities for two layers and ran the largest one through my Big Shot using a snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. The smaller rectangular piece with the snowman is mounted on pop dots. I used BIC Mark It fine point permanent markers to detail my snowman. They are awesome markers that dry instantly. Love it! The "Merry Christmas" stamp from Hero Arts was stamped in Real Red and Handsome Hunter from Stampin' Up!

Let me know what you think? It's different - hopefully in a good way!

Have a wonderful Tuesday and thank you for visiting my blog today!

Tiffany

P.S. Tiffany's Cardtique December Stampin' Up! sale item is the Big Shot die-cut machine! Save 20%!!!! This machine will cut and emboss using any Sizzix dies, SU! exclusive dies, Nestabilities, and Cuttlebug dies/embossing folders. This machine does it all. Take advantage of the sale good for the month of December only at Tiffany's Cardtique.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Glitter Window Card

Hello everyone!

Saturday morning we went for our Christmas family photograph. I had them take some of Brandon alone too since he will be 3 in a couple weeks. They turned out pretty good. We'll get them back in week or so.

My creation I am sharing with you today is a little out of the ordinary for me. I would never use purple for a Christmas card, but the patterned paper led me to do so. It's a shimmery paper from Reminisce cut into a 3x3 square. I used Stampin' Up! Lovely Lilac for the base of the card and ran it through my Big Shot using a snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. I mounted the 3x3 patterned paper square on pop dots to the embossed card base.

The center of the card is the fun part! I cut out a Nestabilities scallop square for the frame and then used a smaller regular square to make a window for the center. I stamped in Lovely Lilac ink a snowflake from the SU! Snow Swirled set on white cardstock. I took about a 3 inch long piece of clear packing tape and shook Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the center of the tape. I wrapped the tape around my stamped image making sure the glitter part covered my snowflake. I glued the glitter snowflake piece to the back of the frame and adhered it to the card.

For a finishing touch I chalked in white (Stampin' Pastels) the snowflakes and the edge of the scallop frame.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail. Coming up next is a snowman card made out of Lake Erie beach glass! Wait until you see this!!!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for dropping in!

Tiffany

Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Party Invitation

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was very nice. Everyone complimented my meal on how delicious it was, but doesn't it always taste better when someone else makes it? Why is that? Oh well.

Were you out Black Friday shopping today? I usually work the day after Thanksgiving, but decided not to this year. It's nice to have a long weekend and a break. I hope to get my house all decorated for Christmas this weekend because I am having a holiday party next Saturday.

Pictured above is the invitation I made for my party. My husband & I host a Bible study once a month and every year I host a Christmas party for them and cook up a big meal all myself. It's my Christmas gift to them.

The card was created by using Bashful Blue Stampin' Up! cardstock. I had some gorgeous silver mirror-like paper that I layered on next. Then I took some Melissa Frances patterned paper and ran it through my Big Shot using the Top Note Bigz Die (SU!). The tree (SU! Snow Swirled - on sale through Tiffany's Cardtique this month-see sidebar) was stamped and embossed in silver. I also embossed "You're Invited" (SU! Sincere Salutations) in silver as well. My invitees were very impressed with this invitation. I love that!!!!

Don't forget about the big Stampin' Up! sale going on right now - Holiday Extravaganza! There are some really cheap prices on products. Take advantage of the sale. It ends December 1st. Supplies are limited so don't wait too long. You can e-mail me your order tiffanymiller1@verizon.net or order online directly through my SU! website.

Enjoy your Black Friday!

Tiffany

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Scallop Punch Turkey

I wanted to make a handful of Thanksgiving cards to mail to my out of town family and a few other people like my mother and babysitter who I am so thankful for! My mother is always there for me and my sitter takes the best of care of my most precious gift in life - my son! I cannot thank them enough for all they do!

In a recent Stampin' Up! demonstrator magazine, they provided us with directions to make this adorable turkey. Check out the instructions below. It's so easy!

I embossed the front of this card using my Big Shot and chalked the stems in green. I used a large circle Nestabilities to cut out a window in the front and a green circle to layer the turkey on inside.

So how are your dinner plans coming along? I am in good shape! My turkey is safely thawing in the frig. My husband is extending the table today and bringing up the chairs from the basement. I am taking my son to get his hair cut after work and tomorrow night I get mine trimmed. We're getting there!!!

Have a great day and I hope you have some time to make some of these turkeys! Thanks for stopping by!

Tiffany

Supplies for card:
Stampin' Up! Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Garden Green, Black, Really Rust

Stampin Pastels (chalk)
Stampin Up! Punches- Scallop circle, Circles - 1/4, 3/4, 1 3/8
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Pumpkin Harvest
Nestabilities - Classic Circle
Hero Arts Stamp - Happy Thanksgiving





Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I am! I finished up getting groceries today. My refrigerator is overflowing! The turkey takes up the most space. I don't mind cooking Thanksgiving because I love turkey leftovers!

Here is a last minute idea for your Thanksgiving table - place cards! These are really quick and easy to make. I used my new favorite die from Stampin' Up! called the Top Note Bigz Die. It was
on back-order for awhile so I just got mine last week. I've used it so much since last week I can't even believe it.

Anyways, I used the new Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper from the SU! Holiday Mini Catalog. I ran the paper and die through my Big Shot and then folded the die cut in half. I used the SU! Curly Label Punch Bundle, which kinda matches the shape of the Top Note Bigz Die, to punch out a smaller piece to write the name in. Then I grabbed this awesome pack of leaves I picked up at Target awhile back on clearance. The leaves have an embossed outline and a pop dot on the back of them. Just peal & stick. I also stamped on the inside of the place card a greeting. That's it!

Now it's time to clean house. Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Tiffany



Thursday, November 20, 2008

We Give Thanks - Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layout

You're never going to believe this, but it's snowing again! We are due for 1-3 feet between tonight and Saturday. I live in PA, not Alaska! Winter has arrived way too early!

Photographed here is a scrapbook page I promised to share earlier this week. It's Thanksgiving day last year. The turkey hat was great! My sitter made it for him and at first he wouldn't wear it. Once he started getting some attention from it, he wouldn't take it off. He greeted all our guests at the door wearing the turkey hat.

I used an awesome line of scrapbook products called Renae's House by Creative Imaginations. The paper is double sided and thick. The chipboard pieces coordinate with the paper and just add a little something to the page. The only other product I used were rub-ons for the word "We" at the top of the page. They are from JoAnn's.

I will share another layout this weekend where I used all Stampin' Up! products to showcase our first snowfall this winter. I also have a Thanksgiving item to share that you can create last minute, like me. There will be more Christmas cards coming too. Stay tuned!!! The next few weeks will be fun!

Thank you for stopping by!

Tiffany

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Simple Christmas Cards

We received a foot of snow yesterday! Can you believe it? The drive into work yesterday morning was fun. I'm being sarcastic of course! My card today corresponds with what we have here in Erie, PA - a winter wonderland.

I think I mentioned before, I have to make approximately 50 Christmas cards this year. I'm almost half way there. I made a bunch this past weekend using some of the Stampin' Up! patterned paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

The paper I used here is from the SU! Ski Slope collection. Isn't it pretty? My photograph is a bit washed out (too much light), so the paper is actually prettier in person. I added some Martha Stewart ribbon over the seam. It matches perfectly with this paper. Bonus!

The punch and stamp is the new Curly Label Punch Bundle (item# 112966), from the latest Stampin' Up! catalog. If you don't have it, get it! It's so cute and versatile. You get 4 stamps and the punch for under $35. I love it!!!

I layered the stamped punch out on top of a snowflake from the Stampin' Up! Little Felt Flurries (item #113697). I embossed the bottom portion of the card with my snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. Quick and easy! Here are some more pictures of similar ones I made with different papers and colors, but the same design.
I hope this gives you some ideas for your holiday cards!

Stay tuned for some scrapbook pages!!!! I completed several scrapbook pages this weekend and finished a second scrapbook of my son. I'm only 1 year behind now. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tiffany



Saturday, November 15, 2008

Basic Grey Wassail Meets Stampin' Up!

If you are a regular visitor of my blog, you are well aware I love to mix and match all kinds of products!

I swore I was going to use up my supply of Christmas patterned paper this year and refrain from buying anything new. I caved! My mother went to visit my sister a few weeks ago in Indiana where there is an awesome scrapbook store that always carries the latest and greatest. I just had to have the new Basic Grey paper Wassail. I love the aged look of Basic Grey and this new Christmas paper is to die for!

I used quite an array of products here:

Stampin' Up! cardstock - Kraft and Riding Hood Red
Basic Grey Wassail patterned paper
Sugarloaf stamp
Stampin' Up! Ticket Corner punch
Stampin' Up! Alpine ribbon (Holiday Mini Catalog)
Stampin' Up! ink - Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Riding Hood Red
Making Memories brads

I inked all the edges of the cardstock and patterned paper to distress it a little more.

It's been a rainy day today and just perfect for stamping & scrapbooking. I'll show you more soon!

Tiffany

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mark Your Spot - Handmade Bookmarks

Greeting friends!

I have a clever little gift idea for the holidays to share with you today.

My husband is extremely difficult to shop for so I usually buy him a book or two for Christmas to read over the winter. I stumbled across this cute handmade bookmark over at Splitcoaststampers (TLC 187) a couple months ago and had to give it a try. I thought it would be great to include along with the books I buy him for Christmas. It's so easy and cute I ended up making one for myself!

I am currently reading, "Love Your Life" by Victoria Osteen. I love to read self-help and inspiring books. My husband enjoys non-fiction, drama type books. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

I have pictured here the bookmark I made for my husband and the one for me! Can you tell which one belongs to me?

As far as the supplies I used, I used Stampin' Up! cardstock for the base. You need something thick and sturdy. The patterned paper is Doodlebug on mine, and Daisy D's on my husbands. My husbands was decorated using the Stampin' Up! Photo Corners punch and a clear sticker with the word "remember" on it. I dressed mine up with Doodlebug Paper Frills and Stampin' Up! rub-ons.

Speaking of rub-ons, Stampin' Up! is having an awesome sale on them right now! Spend $20 on any Stampin' Up! product, and get -20% off rub-ons! Check them out by clicking here.

I hope your week is going well. I signed up for my next insurance exam for the beginning of next year. While I'm in the mode, I might as well keep on going. I am debating going back to college next year too. We'll see. Can you tell I'm itching for a change??? :)

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Tiffany

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Stampin' Up! Pocket Silhouettes

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for all the nice e-mails wishing me luck on my test. I can happily say I passed! I'm so glad that it's over. Now I can concentrate on getting ready for the holidays. I am hosting both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am also hosting two birthday parties in between. I have a lot of work to do!!!

One of the birthdays in between the holidays is my mother-in-laws. She lives in an independent senior living community. It's pretty big and she is always in need of a card for someone whether it be birthday, get well, just because, etc.

I made her a set of note cards using rectangular Nestabilities and one of my new favorite sets from the Stampin' Up! catalog called Pocket Silhouettes (item #111672, pg. 98). It's cute, simple, and inexpensive (under $20). I see myself using this set year-round, for any season or occasion. I'm going to include with this set of cards matching envelopes and a book of stamps. I have made sets of cards for others as a gift and it's always a hit! Keep that in mind for that person on your list that is hard to buy for.

I used 4 colors to make this set and they are all Stampin' Up! colors:

Whisper White
Summer Sun
Pretty In Pink
Lavender Lace
Bashful Blue

I have much more holiday paper-crafting to show you this week, so be sure to check back. Thank you for visiting my blog today! I love to read your comments, so don't be shy to leave me one!

Tiffany

P.S. Don't forget - Stampin' Up! Snow Swirled (item# 111690, pg 32) is on sale this month only at Tiffany's Cardtique. Save -20% through November 30th. Just drop me an e-mail at tiffanymiller1@verizon.net with your order and you'll have it in plenty of time to make your Christmas cards.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

SOS - Holiday Creation To The Rescue!

Am I bad or what? I haven't posted anything I created for a week! It's totally not like me and I'll tell you why. I have been studying for an insurance exam I have to take this Wednesday. I have all my designations for my current position, but I need some additional ones to make myself marketable to other areas of the company. It's not fun, let me tell you. You get one shot at the test and it's pass or fail. They are expensive to take and just very stressful. I'm going to be working for the next 30 years (argh!) and I don't plan being in my current position for that long so I'm pushing myself to just do it!

For a little stress relief during my study breaks I finished up this Christmas gift set. I am determined to use up my older supplies this Christmas so next year I can buy all new stuff!

This patterned paper is retired from Stampin' Up! but I'm sure you've got some patterned paper with snowflakes somewhere in your stash! This paper matched up beautifully with SU! Sage Shadow. You will find that SU! cardstock colors match many other brands of patterned paper from other companies. I do it all the time because SU! cardstock is by far my favorite.

I combined the papers with my new favorite Stampin' Up! Christmas set, Snow Swirled (item #111690). The "Merry Christmas" is actually a rub-on from Pebbles Inc. I stamped the snowflakes in Stampin' Up! Whisper White Craft ink and also inked the edges of the squares in them.

The top of the nugget tin is a giant felt snowflake from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. They are called Little Felt Flurries and they come in 3 different colors. I just love them and I couldn't believe how many you received in a package - 69 pieces!!!! I jazzed them up with a few clear rhinestones and attached a tag using my Making Memories tag maker.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and wish my luck on my test this Wednesday. I promise I will be back to posting regularly and getting you ready for the holiday season after Wednesday.

Take care.

Tiffany

* Tiffany's Cardtique November Stampin' Up! Stamp Set of the Month Special is Snow-Swirled! E-mail me to get your set -20% off at tiffanymiller1@verizon.net.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend.

This weekend I completed a gift set I have been meaning to do all month. One of my online pals mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2006. Recently, she is considered to have Stage IV cancer and she can only be treated for pain and will receive injections every two weeks in hopes to keep the cancer cells from spreading.

I made for her this little card and decorated gift box with pink M&M's inside to hopefully keep her spirits up. Although I have never met in person my online pal Kris, or her mother, they have been in my thoughts and prayers. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, drop a little note or card to someone you know (or even don't know) to put a smile on their face. If you would like to do this and need assistance in finding someone to send something to, drop me an email and I'll share with you Kris's mother address.

Also, please click HERE for women to get free mammograms!

Have a wonderful week and God bless you!

Tiffany

Supplies:
Stampin Up - Pretty in Pink Cardstock, Berry Bliss patterned paper, Crystal Effects
Clear Dew Drops
Prima Flowers
Making Memories brad
Ribbon
Nestabilities
White pencil box

Friday, October 24, 2008

Teacher Gift Idea - Coaster Calendar

Hello everyone!

Are your wheels starting to turn about what to get everyone for Christmas, or better yet, what you are going to craft this season for gifts?

I have received several requests for teacher gift ideas. In a recent article called "What Teachers Really Want", from FamilyFun.com, they say:

Some schools issue guidelines on gift giving and getting. Parents are urged to keep it simple, with presents such as handmade art projects or cookies. They are also warned to be sensitive to religious and cultural differences.

I have a great idea that would be within most school guidelines - a desk calendar! This desk calendar is made out of two coasters. I simply attached this chalkboard-like patterned paper from Provo Craft with Mod Podge. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch 3 holes in each coaster and attached the two coasters with some thick ribbon to match the paper.

On the inside, I stamped on black cardstock a sentiment from Stampin' Up! Best Yet hostess set and added a little ribbon and flower. I adhered a little tear off calendar on the other side and that is it!I have another desktop calendar idea you can make for your friends coming up in another posting so stay tuned.

I hope you have a wonderful day and I'll be back this weekend! Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Tiffany

Monday, October 20, 2008

Christmas & Sizzix!


Hello friends!

If you need to make mass quantities of Christmas cards, like I do, your Sizzix Big Shot can be a big helper. In the current Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini, they have this big Sizzix Scallop Circle Bigz Die. It was love at first sight for me. You will see me use this quite often I'm sure!

I used the scallop circle die to make a bunch of these Christmas cards. I cut out one scallop circle and cut it in half to get two cards done at a time. Then I used my circle Nestabilities to cut out a circle to stamp my holiday sentiment on and layer on top the scallop.

My Christmas paper stash is out of control. Can you relate? I have like 15 sheets of this beautiful holly paper by Anna Griffin. All I did was layer it on a couple pieces of Stampin' Up! cardstock and stuck my circles underneath it. I covered up the seams with cream colored ric-rac and attached a Making Memories poinsettia. What do you think?

Can you believe Christmas is approximately 2 months away! The time is going to fly. Have fun crafting and stamping over next couple months. I love to bake so on top of crafting, I will be baking tons of cookies too!

Have a wonderful day and God bless you!

Tiffany

Saturday, October 18, 2008

So Glad We're Friends

It's the weekend, and don't we all just love the weekend? I sure do! The only problem is I try to do way too much and the time just flies. I wish it went that fast when I am at work. Oh well.

I have a couple friends with fall birthdays so I made some fall-like birthday cards today. I just love the look and texture of this line of paper from Daisy Bucket called Sweet Marabella. It's double sided and almost has the texture of wallpaper, but thinner. It's very cool. I decided to pair it up with Stampin' Up! cardstock in Kraft for my card base, Whisper White, and Garden Green. The antique looking brads are by Making Memories, chipboard flower by Maya Road, and orange flower by Bazzill. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! called Best Yet. It is a hostess stamp set that you get free with $150.00 purchase or more. It is a wonderful set with 6 sentiments including a Christmas one. I've only owned it for a few months now and can't begin to tell you how much I use it!

I have a really simple but elegant Christmas card to show you in my next posting using one of the Sizzix dies in the SU! Holiday Mini. Stay tuned!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

Tiffany
P.S. Don't forget, SU! Season of Friendship stamp set is -20% the month of October only. You have two more weeks to take advantage of the sale. E-mail me at tiffanymiller1@verizon.net.

Supplies used to make card:

Patterned Paper - Daisy Bucket/Sweet Marabella
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Kraft, Whisper White, Garden Green
Chipboard flower - Maya Road
Orange flower - Bazzill Wings
Brads - Making Memories
Stampin' Up! 1" circle punch
Stampin' Up! Mat Pack - for even paper piercing (awesome tool!)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Little Boys Just Wanna Have Fun Too!

Hello everyone! Here are the pictures I wanted to share with you from last weekend.

My husband & I took our son to a Fall Festival at Peak n Peak Resort in Clymer, NY. They had a train ride around a parking lot where the little kids could sit in these barrels. My son, Brandon, thought it was the greatest! I snapped picture after picture as he smiled at me and waved. I am such a sap when it comes to this stuff.

The other picture here was at a local farmers market called Mason Farms. I let him pick out his own pumpkin and he chose this adorable one with a long stem that is just right for him to carry. He carried it through the whole store so proud.

I am just loving age 2 going on 3! It's wonderful to look at life through the eyes of a child at this age. Everything is new and exciting! He just wants to be loved and independent.

Have a wonderful day and I'll be back to posting cards and gift ideas soon. Thank you for stopping by and God bless!

Tiffany





Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween Test Tube Treats

Martha Stewart has got it going on! I adore her line of craft products. Have you seen the new punches out? OMG! That is another story.

My nephews are 3 & 6 and I always send them some goodies for Halloween. This year I collected for them Halloween tattoos, Halloween flashlights with different designs they can attach to the end to light in different shapes (ghost, bat, etc.), a shirt, and these test tube favors I decorated up for them. The test tube favors are from Martha Stewart and the possibilities with these are endless!!!! I decorated these with Halloween papers and cardstock stickers which I wrote their names on. I also added an "E" for Evan and "R" for Ryan to the top of each tube using a alphabet glitter sticker. I filled them with Halloween colored M&M's to match the patterned paper of course! Like Martha, we have to match everything. :)

I have a couple pictures to share with you this week from the weekend. We went to a Fall Festival at Peak & Peak Resort in Clymer, NY. My son had such a good time and I took some fun pictures I want to share with you.

I hope your week is going well! Feel free to drop me an e-mail with a picture of something you created. It may appear on my blog!!!!

Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Tiffany


Supplies used for this project:
Test Tube Favors: Martha Stewart Crafts
Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations
Cardstock Stickers: Sandylion Halloween Collection
Alphabet Glitter Stickers: K&Company Halloween Glitter Alphabet
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Only Orange
3/4 inch circle punch

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Holiday Container & Card - No Stamping Required!

Hello friends!

I have started my Christmas marathon! That's right . . . cards, gifts, cookies, etc. I started with these handy Making Memories Storage Embellishment Jars. You get 6 in a pack and they are perfect for adding candy, hot cocoa, etc. If you have a scrapbooking/card-making buddy, fill it up with embellishments like brads, buttons, fibers, etc. and they will really appreciate it!

This gift set was made without any stamping! I simply wrapped patterned paper and ribbons around the jar and made a cute little scallop topper with a chipboard token in the center.

The 3x3 card was made using Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug and then adding a die cut tree sticker and metal sentiment. I finished it off with a bow and inked the edges of the card in SU! Garden Green. Quick and easy to get a set of 6 done in no time!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend! I am about to go outside. It's sunny & in the 70's today! Gotta enjoy it while it's here. See you later and thanks for stopping by!

Tiffany
Supplies used in project:
Patterned Paper - Autumn Leaves - Seasons Stripe
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Bazzill
Stickers - EK Success Inspirables Token Stickers, Paper Bliss - Trendy Trees
Lasting Impressions Senti-Metals
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folders
Ribbon
SU! Scallop Circle Punch
White Pen
Stampin Up! Garden Green Ink Pad


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Trick or Treat! Mini Peppermint Patty Spiders

Greetings everyone!

I'm sorry it's been awhile since I've posted! I had a really rough week at work and I wasn't feeling very creative in the evenings. Some weeks are better than others.

Anyways, we don't get many trick or treaters where we live, so I am making up a bunch of these mini Peppermint Patty spiders to give out to the approximately 6 kids we do get and for all the kids at my sitters house.

I saw spiders similar to these on Splitcoaststampers some time ago and jotted down the pattern. If you are the original creator of these, please drop me an e-mail so I can give you the credit. I thought they were adorable and they are so easy to make! Got your punches ready? Let's go!

Supplies:
Stampin' Up! Punches - Scallop Circle, Photo Corners, 3/4" Circle, 1/4" Circle
Adhesive
Mini Peppermint Patties

Instructions:
Punch out two black scallop circles. Punch out four large photo corners in one color and four small photo corners in another color. Layer the smaller on top of the larger. Adhere photo corners to each scallop circle positioning the ones in front a little lower than the ones in back.

Punch out two white 3/4" circles for the eyes. Use the 1/4" circle to cut out holes in the eyes. Punch 1/4" circle out of red cardstock for the nose. Adhere all circles to the scallop circle to create your spiders face.

Use double sided tape to adhere both scallop circles to the mini Peppermint Patty and your done!

Please e-mail me if you have any questions. I will be back this weekend with more! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Friday!

Tiffany

Monday, October 6, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!

And the winner is #7 - KAT!!!!!

Please drop me an e-mail Kat at tiffanymiller1@verizon.net with your address so I can mail you out these goodies. Congrats!!!

Thank you all for your suggestions of what you would like to see for the upcoming holidays. I'll be sure to provide ideas for each suggestion mentioned. Be sure to subscribe to my blog on the sidebar so you don't miss them!

Have a wonderful day!

Tiffany

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tiffany's Cardtique Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Kit

It's been a busy World Card Making Day for me today, but I love it!!! I hope you have enjoyed it too! To end the day with something exciting, I wanted to release my first card kit for sale. It's an exclusive Tiffany's Cardtique Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Kit with everything you need to create 10 Christmas cards with 5 different designs! See slideshow at the end of this posting to view all 5 designs or click on the red & green title of the kit above.

Each kit includes:
Stampin' Up! Wishing You Cheer Stamp Set
4 Stampin' Write Markers - Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, & Ballet Blue
10 Blank Cards (2 of each color) - Real Red, Garden Green, Ballet Blue, Kraft, Whisper White
10 Self-Sealing Envelopes (6 white, 4 cream)
+ all the extras you see on the cards - patterned paper, ribbons, brads, pop dots, buttons, and twine. All you need is your scissors and your favorite adhesive!

I organized all the supplies for each set of cards into clear small bags so it's all there and organized for you to assemble. I also include color photos of each card along with detailed instructions.

The cost of each kit is $35.99 + $4.80 for shipping and handling (Priority Mail). The value of this kit, if you had to buy everything separate, is well over double the price I'm selling it for. I really think you will enjoy making these cards and your friends will enjoy being the recipient of these as well!

If you would like to purchase a kit, you can drop me an e-mail at tiffanymiller1@verizon.net. Please indicate how you would like to pay. I accept check, money order, or PayPal. Also indicate World Card Making Day in your order and I'll send you a coupon for -20% your next Stampin' Up! order through Tiffany's Cardtique! Just a little treat for purchasing my first kit.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to e-mail me. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you enjoyed the 2008 World Card Making Day celebration!

Take care and God bless!

Tiffany

Inspiration Challenge for Splitcoaststampers!

It's me again! I just went live with my Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers!

The inspiration for this card came from the cover of the current Coldwater Creek catalog. Did I do ok? I was so nervous I misspelled the title of the posting on Splitcoaststampers. Hopefully they fixed it for me!

I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but the catalog cover has raindrops on the leaves so I used Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects to add little droplets on my leaves. I wrapped the embossed black background with raffia. All supplies are listed on my posting over at Splitcoaststampers.

I can't wait to see what everyone else submits. Be sure to check out the gallery. The keyword is WCMDIC08. If you play along, leave me a comment to let me know!

My Christmas Card Kit is up next. Stay tuned!!!

Tiffany

*Don't forget to leave a comment for blog candy on my previous blog posting!

Blog Candy for World Card Making Day! Stampin' Up! Supplies for Holiday Cards

I promised it, and it's a good one - BLOG CANDY!!!! Check it out! All items are from Stampin' Up! and coordinate so you can start making those holiday cards this week!

Here is what you will win:
-12-6x6 pieces of the new Holiday Treasures double sided patterned paper


-9 Litt
le Felt Flurries in assorted sizes & colors (new in Holiday Mini Catalog)

-1 yard of the brown Alpine Ribbon Originals (new in Holiday Mini Catalog)
Please just leave me a comment telling me what you would like to see on my blog for the upcoming holidays! I will pick a winner Monday morning at 10am! Good luck!!!

Tiffany


Happy World Card Making Day!

Hello and welcome to a special World Card Making Day at Tiffany's Cardtique!

I am so thankful for all the friends and great customers I have met through card making & Stampin' Up!, that I really want to take this day to say thank you! I blog and sell Stampin' Up! for a hobby and LOVE every minute of it. I am so grateful!

In case you have no clue about how World Card Making Day came into existence, like I did, here is an awesome website about it http://www.worldcardmakingday.com/ and an excerpt from the site:

World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine in an effort to bring card makers together at the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, Paper Crafts recognized the need to expand, and the holiday transformed into World Card Making Day.Now in its second year, World Card Making Day has been expanded to include a dedicated web site; a wider, more inclusive level of sponsorship; and a marketing campaign designed to get the word out at the grassroots level. These steps were taken in hopes of uniting the card-making community (hobbyists, retailers, manufacturers, and more) and celebrating the connection and creativity that is at the heart of card making.

So what does Tiffany's Cardtique have in store for you today? Well, I am going to have some blog candy later, the release of my Christmas Card Kit, and my debut at 3pm on Splitcoaststampers hosting the Inspiration Challenge. Sound good? I sure hope so!

Thank you for stopping by and I'll be back soon with blog candy!!!!

Tiffany

With Gratitude Card -
All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps - With Gratitude
Cardstock - Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink - Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, VersaMark pad
Accessories - Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Season of Friendship Lasts Forever Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog

Happy October!

My card today was inspired by the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog that you can order from today through January 18th! This is one of the best mini catalogs I've seen and I want it all. My favorite set out of the mini is the one I used on this card - Season of Friendship. It has 6 stamps total including a bare tree, leaves, flower, snowflake, bird, and the beautiful saying shown on my card. It's a set to use year-round. How can you pass it up? Since I couldn't, it is my sale of the month set which means if you order this one, you get it -20% off the retail price of $23.95.

I used only 4 colors of Stampin' Up! ink to create this card. I used Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, More Mustard, & Always Artichoke. The card base is in Always Artichoke. I stamped the tree on Whisper White cardstock and then colored each leaf on the stamp a different color using the brush end of the Stampin' Up! marker. I matted the tree on More Mustard and then Ruby Red cardstock.

The ribbon is a velvet, burnt orangish color from American Crafts.

I used a 1 inch and 3/4 inch circle punch to add the little bird. I paper pierced around the Ruby Red circle and added the entire piece to the card on a pop dot.

The sentiment was stamped in Close to Cocoa and then cut into a rectangluar shape. I used my Stampin' Up! Ticket Corner punch on this piece to give it a little interest. I also paper pierced under the saying. This piece was also matted to Ruby Red and More Mustard cardstock.

In case you missed it, I made a little gift set using this stamp set a few weeks ago. Click here to view that posting.

Enjoy looking at the Holiday Mini Catalog and remember you can order directly from me 24/7 on my Stampin' Up! website or drop me an e-mail & I'll be happy to do the work for you! Take care and thank you for stopping by!

Tiffany
Tiffany's Cardtique October Stampin' Up! Set of the Month Sale -20% off
Season of Friendship (pg. 6 of the Holiday Mini Catalog, item #111776)