10/29/2009 10:05:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (0)

This is another quick card that we made at my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack. If you live in the New York City area and would love to come to my classes, click here! This card is using the SASSY SPARKLES Stampin' Wheel from the HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG. We also used the MERRY EMBOSSLITS for the amazing BIG SHOT to cut that embossed tag for the card. I love taking a a sanding block and rubbing it lightly over the word MERRY. That distresses just the word a little bit which makes it stand out on the tag. Simple and really cute!

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Gotham City Stampers Design Team

10/28/2009 10:21:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (0)

You may have seen this beautiful logo on my blog. I created it using the brand new Stampin' Up! MY DIGITAL STUDIO. This logo is exclusive to a few members of the GOTHAM CITY STAMPERS DEMONSTRATOR TEAM who will be sharing some amazing creations with you. I will be announcing their names in the next few days!

I am so excited about the upcoming announcement that will launch on SUNDAY here on my blog. You won't want to miss it--bookmark my blog so you don't miss the news!

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10/26/2009 01:24:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (0)

These two super fun and easy kits are only $9.99 until October 31st! You can order them by emailing me at or by going to my ONLINE BOUTQUE.

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Simple & Elegant DASHER Holiday Card

10/26/2009 12:50:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (1)

I love DASHER for so many reasons. He has nice, clean, simple lines and the lil' guy is only $8.95! This is another card that I used at my holiday stamp-a-stack. It was a huge hit as it only took a few minutes and really made a beautiful impact. Do you love DASHER as much as I do? You can order this happy guy on my ONLINE BOUTIQUE.

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10/25/2009 06:12:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (0)

I LOVE this new hostess set from the HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG! You can earn this stamp set by placing a $150 (or more) order! I saw a card similar to this one on and thought it was so simple and elegant. I tweaked it and used it as one of my four cards for my recent Stamp-a-Stack Class! Do you love to shop online? Check out this amazing site!

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Super SPOOKY Halloween Bag

10/17/2009 07:59:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (1)

Each month, I gather with some of my amazing creative friends for our Papercrafts group! Each month we all come with one project and the supplies to make it. At the end of our few hours together, we each have created one of each project. It is one of my favorite events of the month! My dear friend, Pat, created this super cute and OH so SPOOKY gift bag! This is my version of it! I hope you enjoy checking out my pictures and get inspired to make a gift bag of your own! I have a co-worker that has a birthday next weekend--I can't WAIT to put her gift in this bag!

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Simply Thanks and Autumn Meadows FALL CARD

10/12/2009 06:51:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (0)

I love the colors of Autumn and am really enjoying the Stampin' Up! Fall Stamps. This stamp, SIMPLY THANKS is only $7.95 and is perfect for so many different cards. You can order this and so much more by clicking here.

I love, love, love CHOCOLATE CHIP and use it as often as possible. This is definitely an example of a well-loved stamp pad! I stamped this great stamp on VERY VANILLA cardstock.
I tied a sweet little bow and wrapped it around CHOCOLATE CHIP cardstock and our new AUTUMN MEADOWS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER.

Popped the stamped image on TAKEN WITH TEAL cardstock and added a chocolate chip corduroy button...a bit of twine and it's done!
I hope you loved this quick and simple Autumn Card...I would love to hear your comments!

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Elegant Autumn Splendor Thank You Card

10/11/2009 04:46:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (1)

When I get a new stamp set, I love to look on for new ideas on how to use it. I love using different projects as inspiration for my own. Stampin' Up! encourages stampers to CASE (create and share everything) cards but I admit, I don't do it often. BUT, when I found this card on Splitcoast, I HAD to make it! I changed it just a bit but the general design is still the same. I believe that it is really important to give creative credit to people--this card was made by Barbara Jackson and can be seen on Splitcoast Stampers.

First step is to stamp leaves with VERSAMARK along the bottom of the Very Vanilla Cardstock. I then embossed the leaves with GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER.
I cut the VERY VANILLA cardstock a bit smaller than normal so that I could mount it on SOFT SUEDE cardstock. I stamped thanks with a stamp that I tend to grab for an elegant thank you card.
I cut this last little leaf and mounted with using dimensionals. I like how Barbara added that one little leaf to give the card some dimension and extra texture.
I love cutting out little things so cutting around the leaves was really fun for me! I love the simple elegance of this design!
I added some sparkly gold ribbon from my stash. I wanted a monochromatic look for this card. This makes the design all about those beautiful leaves!
I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I do! Shout out to Barbara for her gorgeous card and for sharing with the crafting community!

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Serene Snowflakes POP UP Card

10/10/2009 08:57:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (1)

I love this beautiful new Stampin' Up! stamp set, Serene Snowflakes. I love using snowflakes to make holiday cards and I really love how elegant these stamps are. At the 2008 Stampin' Up! Convention, we learned how to use circles to make really fun and easy pop up cards.

First, I ran BASHFUL BLUE through my BIG SHOT using one of the Stampin' Up! Texturz Plates. I wanted very simple swirls for the front of the card. I like doing a pretty simple card front when the inside of the card pops a lot of punch.
The inside can be made by punching out a few circles, here I used five circles in RICH RAZZLEBERRY. You then cut them into swirls--I teach second grade so I we call this type of cutting "snakes".
Then, glue the tail of the snake into the card. Put some adhesive on the other end of the snake (make sure it is coiled inside of your card). Then, close the card. This will make the "snake" stick from the top and the bottom of the card.
I used Serene Snowflakes and stamped them in Silver Pigment Ink and cleared embossed them. The snowflake for the front seemed perfect with a clear crystal brad in the center.
The other smaller snowflakes were for the inside of the card! FUN!
This is the front of the card--you might have noticed the sparkle on the blue cardstock. I made my own glimmer mist using water, reinker and a bit of the new Stampin' Up! Shimmer Paint. Shake it up and spray!

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10/05/2009 09:21:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (0)

In CELEBRATION of World Cardmaking Day, my amazing and crafty friend, Eileen teamed up with me again to co-teach a WOW card class. The cards that we created and shared gave a HUGE WOW! We even had a stamper that came all the way from GERMANY to stamp with us! One of my cards used the gorgeous stamp set, AUTUMN SPLENDOR. I love making waterfall cards and this class was the perfect opportunity.

A waterfall card pops a lot of punch and really WOWs people that get one. Not sure how to make one? Check it out on Splitcoast Stampers.
I love the simple lines of the leaves in this set. AUTUMN SPLENDOR combines so nicely with AUTUMN DAYS--almost like they were made to go together! The leaves are from AUTUMN SPLENDOR, the acorn if from AUTUMN DAYS. Beautiful together!
This is a quick picture of the setup of this card! If you follow the steps on Splitcoast Stampers, you will be able to make this card, too! Don't be intimidated by the directions/steps--try one and you will be hooked!
I wanted to add CORDUROY BUTTONS and the colors that I have just didn't seem to work. It is really easy to dye the KRAFT BUTTONS to any color that you want using our Stampin' Up! reinkers! A little squirt on the button and VOILA--Dusty Durango!
Here is the finished card--well, the point that I took this picture, the buttons were still trying. BUT, you get the idea! I promise to post the actual finished card SOON! I hope you enjoy this! (Don't you wish you could pull that ribbon and make the waterfall trickle in front of your eyes?)

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10/03/2009 05:32:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound / comments (0)