Punch Art Dreidel Card

blog-headerI am so excited to be participating in the second Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Hanukkah Blog Hop.  It has been several years since we have done this and I have been gratified to know that people are still referring to our old blog hop posts for ideas.  Now we have some fresh and new ideas to inspire you as you create your own Hanukkah cards to send to Jewish friends and family members.

Can you recognize which punches I used to create this dreidel card?

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I think these little squat looking dreidels are so cute!  The bright and cheery 2016-2018 in-colors add just the right element of fun to this 5″ by 7″ card.

Thanks for joining us on our blog hop. I hope you enjoyed this card.  Next up be sure to see what Nancy Hoetker has to share with you!  http://www.nancysniftynotes.com/blog/hanukkah-blog-hop

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If you missed the last post in the blog hop be sure to see what Liz Roberts has for us at – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lizroberts/blog…

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If you get lost along the way you can refer to this list of blog hop participants:

#1 Miriam Permut – http://myinkpad.com

#2 Nancy Hoetker – http://www.nancysniftynotes.com/blog/hanukkah-blog-hop

#3 Lois Friedman – LuLusCraftystamping.blogspot.com

#4 Michelle Irinyi – http://makingmemorieswithmichelle.weebly.com/

#5 Debby Hoffman – http://debbyhoffman.wixsite.com/craftzone

#6 Yapha Mason – http://yaphamason.com/blog/2016/11/27/hanukkah-blog-hop/

#7 Pascale Godot – http://lescreationsdepascale.eklablog.com

#8 Liz Roberts – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lizroberts/blog

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Cable Knit Sweater Christmas Card

As a knitter and a card maker, I have been loving all the cards I’ve seen using the new Cable Knit embossing folder.  I have seen so many adorable sweater cards and have been wanting to make one.  I came up with this simple version of a women’s sweater to make with my card club attendees this week.

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I used the 1-3/4″ circle punch to punch out the neckline for the 1/2 doily, the embossed layer, and the card itself.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for visiting!

Miriam

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Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils sneak peak

I had the best time at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage local event in Phoenix this past weekend. I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and one of my most favorite things about being a demonstrator is attending these awesome events with my team.  This year we got a great surprise when we played “pass the tub” and each got to choose products we used during our make and takes.  I feel especially lucky because I wanted the colored pencils so badly – and I got them – even though I was the last at our table to choose.  I quickly made this video just to show you how awesome they are.  I’m not sure how well you can really see the colored pencils in action – but you can see how much I love them.  I will make more videos when I get my pre-order items.  Thanks for watching and I hope you fall in love with these pencils as much as I have.

🙂 Miriam

Global Friends Blog Hop 2 Colour Challenge

I am super excited to be participating in the second Global Friends Blog Hop. This month we are focusing on these fall colors (or colours!).tams-color-builder                               These five colors look so pretty lined up together, but I chose to just focus on three of them.  My card features the “Sunshine Sayings” bundle and Seaside textured embossing folder. They both sound so summery but they are actually great to use all year long.

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I live in California where we don’t see a lot of changing colors.  My daughter goes to college in New England, though, where she is surrounded by the beautiful colors of Fall.   I was thinking of her when I made this card.

Thank you so much for stopping by and please be sure to check out the blogs of all the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world who are participating in this hop.

They are:

Jenn Curtis Charles www.bffstampers.com
Kimberley Anne Morris Me www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
Christine Wrede www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
Marieke Bart www.mintymik.blogspot.com
Cary Buckham www.2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk/
Anja Reuss www.stempelitis.de                                                                                         Kristie Neal Walthall Kwcrafts.wordpress.com
Angélique Stempelkeuken www.stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
Carole Anne Currie Patterson www.Fabric-Paper-Scissors.com
Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk

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Pink Pretty Kitty

This pretty pink gift box and birthday card combo are for my niece who loves cats and the color pink.

The gift box punch board made it easy (and fun!) to create the perfect sized box for her gift. I created this fun “bow topper” for the box with the bow builder punch.

Today I am also joining forces with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who are posting pink cards and projects in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection of breast cancer, like any other cancer, is the key to saving more lives.  Please make sure you are up to date with your mammograms and are doing monthly self breast exams.img_5637img_5638.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Miriam Permut

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More coloring with Paisleys and Posies

Every since I made the coloring cards for the Global Friends blog hop I have really been enjoying coloring them in. I created this card for a Fall Colors demonstrator challenge that specified these colors.  It’s fun how different this card, with the brighter colors, looks compared to the previous card I shared.  The embellishments in the upper left corner are made with the Paisley Framelit Dies. (Discount of 10% on the stamps and framelits when you buy them bundled together.)

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Have you heard the saying “there is no such thing as a mistake, only an opportunity for embellishment”? That concept is in action with the placement of those framelit cut outs, and one of the enamel shapes.  (But you will have to guess which one.)

I hope this card inspires you to stamp some coloring cards of your own.

Thanks for stopping by,

Miriam Permut

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Rosh Hashanah * Jewish New Year Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first ever Stampin’ Up! demonstrators’ Rosh Hashanah blog hop!  I am so glad you stopped by.  I hope this blog hop will give you some great ideas for cards you can make to send to your Jewish friends and family members.

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Shana Tova, or L’ Shana Tova, is a Hebrew phrase which loosely translates to “have a good year”.  The “layered letters” stamp set is perfect for those occasions when you want to spell out something unique. Apples and honey are symbols commonly associated with Rosh Hashanah, and are featured on both of my projects.  I love the fruit stand designer series paper, and the apples are just perfect for Rosh Hashanah.

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This little jar filled with honey sticks would make a fun hostess gift or table centerpiece.  I made the apples using circle punches, and used the sprinkles punch for the stems.  I created the greeting on the little jar by using a marker to ink part of the “wishing you a fabulous year filled with good cheer” from the “Stitched with Cheer” stamp set; and adding in the word “sweet” from “thoughtful banners”.  We sure do have to get creative sometimes, don’t we?!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I really hope you are enjoying everyone’s projects.  If you have come from Nancy Stollnitz Hoetker’s blog please click the “next blog” button to visit  Yapha Nussbaum Mason 

You won’t want to miss the other participants in this blog hop:

Jean FitchLiz Roberts and Debby Hoffman

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Global Stamping Friends Seasonal Catalog with a Twist! Paisleys and Posies – Cards to Color

I am so excited to be participating in the first ever Global Stamping Friends blog hop! The theme for today’s hop is “Seasonal Catalogue with a Twist!”  (I love the international spelling.)paiselys and coloring supplies

Although I came of age during the 80’s, I’ve always been a 60’s girl at heart. The new Paisleys and Posies stamp set made my psychedelic heart swoon just a little bit. It was one of the first “must haves” on my catalog pre-order.  After playing with it a bit I realized that this set is tailor made for the current trend of adult coloring. I had so much fun stamping the images from this set onto half sheets of Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous, thick whisper white cardstock. Voila: instant adult coloring pages that are the perfect size for greeting cards.

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Stampin’ Write markers are the perfect tool for coloring in the designs.  The thick end of the marker is like a little paintbrush.  Using just the tip, with a light touch, you can color in even the tiniest images.

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I love that there is no right or wrong way to stamp the cards or color them in.  You can let go and be as creative as you want.  If you want to really get into the spirit you can play your favorite 60’s music while you stamp and color. I think the Zombies’ “Time of the Season” would be a great choice.

If you came from Kimberley Anne Morris at www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com

Your next stop is: Christine Wrede at www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Miriam Permut

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Decorated Clipboards

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One thing I love doing in the summer is holding craft camps for kids. The kids love it, too, and their parents tell me they look forward to it all year. One project that has been very successful is these decorated clipboards.  I made the green (emerald envy) one as a sample. The kids did an amazing job with theirs and they all turned out gorgeous! Here are two of them:

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I posted this project in a Facebook Group for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and got a lot of positive feedback plus request for directions.  So I thought I would share the project and directions here, too, for anyone who might be interested.

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I hope you enjoy!

Miriam

 

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RV Shadow Box

I have recently begun seeing a lot of photos of shadow boxes. I really love the look of them – like a tiny framed piece of art. I made my first one today. Here it is:

I made it for my husband because he loves going on RV trips and would like us to get one of our own. I used crumb cake for the shadow box with a piece of the new Affectionally Yours dsp as the background. The stamp is from You’re Sublime. I am so glad that set carried over.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look. 

Miriam