Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit Released Today

New Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit Released Today...The great kit, includes enough supplies to create 20 cards for only $29.95!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Warrell's Creative Kit Of The Month For October

Hello, I have added the October Kit Of The Month, and the ordering period has begun.

Be sure to visit Warrell's Creative Kit Of The Month to see what is being offered each month.

Using Our Photopolymer Stamps

Today Stampin' Up! released a cute little Halloween Photopolymer Stamp Set. At only $13.95 its a great little set for your Halloween party invites, cards and treat bags.

Here is a picture of the new set "Bite Me"

Also if you are new to Photopolymer Stamp Sets, here is a great video from the Stampin' Up! home office to introduce you to how great these are. We now have several sets to choose from. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Sweet & Simple Birthday Card Tutorial

While working at the fair this week, Ive had plenty of time to show others what we do, and how easy it is to put together such cute cards. Here is one of the very simple birthday cards I made...

This only took just a few supplies, and if I didnt have the punch, I could have simple cut the stamped images out.

Step #1: Cut the Marina Mist cardstock to 8 1/2 x 4 1/4. Score at 4 1/4.

Step #2: Mount the Marina Mist Polka Dot DSP that is cut 4 x 4 onto the card base.

Step #3: Stamp the cup cake bottom piece onto Very Vanilla cardstock in Baked Brown Sugar. Punch the cup cake top out of Pink Pirouette cardstock.

Step #4: Mount the piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock cut at approx. 3 x 3 1/2 onto the DSP. Then mount the piece of Very Vanilla, at approx. 2 1/2 x 3 onto the Pink Pirouette. 

Step #5: Mount the cupcake pieces with dimensionals and Stamp Happy Birthday in Baked Brown Sugar...and your all done.

It's a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 sized square in Marina Mist cardstock.
Marina Mist Polka Dot Designer Series Paper
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad
Create A Cupcake Stamp Set
Create A Cupcake Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals
Snail Adhesive

Monday, September 16, 2013

Circle Card Thinlits Die With Extended Panel Tutorial

Good morning!

As many of my local customers know, I am working at our county fair this week, so in my downtime, I have been creating picture tutorials for my wonderful blog viewers. Once the fair ends I will go back to video tutorials but for now, here are some easy to view pictures and directions. Please let me know if you have questions or something is not clear. Thank you for viewing.

This is the card I created for this tutorial. These are the supplies you will need for this card:

Take Care Stamp Set
By The Seashore Stamp Set
Big Shot with platform and plates
Circle Cards Thinlits Die
Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon
Snail Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock
Additional scallop and circle punches if desired

Step 1: Take your 8.5 x 11 sized cardstock and cut it in half at 5.5 in. This should give you a piece sized at 5.5 x 8.5 in. Then take that piece and cut about 1/16" of an inch off the 5.5, so it should be just under 5.5 x 8.5 when your finished. You need to do that so that you can fit the base into the thinlit properly. This step is not necessary when you make the original design that the thinlit cuts out. This is only needed for the extended panel version. This will be your card base. In the picture I am using Baked Brown Sugar, one of our In Colors.

Step 2: Slide your card base into the thinlit die, being careful to line it up straight and leaving the right hand side above the right hand frame as shown in the picture below. This is important because if you do not leave it out, it will cut your card to the original size the thinlit creates and you wont have your extended panel. This is the view from above.

This is the view from underneath, and honestly this is how I like to line it up, and run it through my Big Shot so I can see exactly where my paper is. And as a side note, the new Magnetic Platform works wonders for any of your framelit/thinlit projects, I just haven't gotten mine yet but will be soon.

Step 3: Place your plates sandwhiching the cardstock and thinlit die through your Big Shot on the platform.

This is what it should look like after you have run it through.

Step 4: Slide out your base and it is almost ready to decorate, your just need to one thing first. Once you pull it out, you will notice a slight scoring line on the right hand side where the extended piece is. Go ahead and fold on that score line.

Once everything is folded your base should look like this below:

Now it's time to decorate...Now you can do this a few different ways, this is just the way I chose to do it. 
Step 5: Cut the pieces you plan to decorate with, Im using Calypso Coral cardstock, at 5 x 8. Its slightly smaller than the base so that there is a slight showing of the base from behind the panels I am creating. Slide the piece onto the thinlit die, but this time you do not need to change where the extended piece lays. You want the die to cut it, but don't discard because you may want to use it as I did.

Step 6: After you run it through you will take a pair of scissors and disconnect the first two panels from the little circle piece. You should end up with two panels looking like these and then one rectangular piece.

Step 7: Run both pieces or all three if you wish through the embossing folder in the Big Shot.

Step 8: Once you have embossed, simply tie your ribbon around the left side panel piece. I just chose a simple knot, but you could make a bow with a longer piece.

Step 9: Adhere both embossed panel pieces to the card base. It should look like the picture below.I trimmed the ribbon after I finished with the rest of the card.

Step 10: Decorate the third panel. I used Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper and the Very Vanilla Cardstock. The Venetian Romance DSP is cut at approx. 4.5 x 2.5, you can tailor this sizing as you like. That's an estimate. And then cut the Very Vanilla just slightly smaller than that.

Step 11: Take the scallop circle die that is included in the thinlits set, run it through the Big Shot to cut out the scallop circle in your chose of DSP or cardstock, again I chose Venetian Romance DSP.

Step 12: Stamp the words "Take Care" from the Take Care Stamp Set in Baked Brown Sugar on a piece of Very Vanilla. Then using a circle punch, punch it out. Then using Calypso Coral ink the edges of that circle. and mount onto the scallop you previously cut out. I used an additional scallop from a punch and double mounted it with dimensionals.

On the back of the circle, I used an additional scallop cut with my punch, you could use the die and cut an additional one as well. Using the By The Seashore stamp set, I stamped a sand dollar in Bake Brown Sugar as well, cut it out with the circle punch and mounted it on the scallop.

Here's the finished card again.

You will notice I also cut an additional decorative panel for the other side of the extended panel. The measurements would pretty much the same as the inside part you write on. I just chose matching DSP and card stock.

Here are a few close ups...

I hope this tutorial was helpful, and again in about a week and a half I will recreate this again, just with a video.

I have also submitted this card for a few challenges:

Color Challenge-Bake Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla-Paper Pal Arts
Color Challenge-Peach/Orange-The Ribbon Girl Blog
Fancy Folds-Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog
Fabulous Fall Colors-Milk Coffee Blog
Challenge #60-Goodbye Summer (the message Take Care on front, Sand Dollar on back)-Deep Ocean Challenge Blog
Challenge #103-Fall Colors-Bearly Mine Challenges Blog
Anything Goes-Through The Craft Room Door Blog
Use A Stamp-Happy Campers Craft Collective
Challenge #164-Anything Goes-Tuesday Throwdown 
Challenge #1-Anything Goes-4 Krafty Girlz Challenges
Challenge #24-Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenge #144-Anything Goes-Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog
Challenge #48-Anything Goes-Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenges
Anything Goes-Crafty Sentiments Designs

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Are You New To Cardmaking?

Hello, I often get the question: What do I need to get started making my own cards?

So I thought I would put together a kit of the essentials. All of these items can be purchased separately, however if you purchase them together as a kit, from me, you will receive free shipping.

If you would like to switch out the Cardstock, Stampin’ Pad, or Stamp Set of an Equal Value, just let me know. If you already have a clear block that will hold the size stamps included then you may want to purchase the clear mount version rather than the wood mount. Both options and their corresponding price are listed.

Wood Mount-Beginner’s Cardmaking Kit #1-$69.28 (includes tax and free shipping)
Clear Mount-Beginner’s Cardmaking Kit #1-66.07 (includes tax and free shipping)

Stampin’ Trimmer
Snail Adhesive
8.5 x 11 Sized Cardstock Pack Brights
Classic Stampin’ Pad Basic Black
Four You Stamp Set

Now if you happen to already have a trimmer and adhesive, Kit #2 may be a better option for you…

Wood Mount-Beginner’s Cardmaking Kit #2 $58.15 (includes tax and free shipping)
Clear Mount- Beginner’s Cardmaking Kit #2 $51.73 (includes tax and free shipping)

8.5 x 11 Sized Cardstock Pack 2012-2014 In-Colors   126838
8.5 x 11 Sized Cardstock Pack  Whisper White
Stampin’ Write Markers 2012-2014 In-Colors 126856
Fabulous Florets Stamp Set

*** Tip***- When you are building your color collection, markers are a great way to have more colors for less money. Our double tipped markers can be used to color your stamps, just like inking them up on an ink pad.

In black and white:

10 Stampin’ Pads (individually)=$59.50 plus tax
10 Stampin’ Pads (as a color family) =$49.95 plus tax
10 Stampin’ Markers (as a color family)= $28.95 plus tax

As you can see, our markers are a much better option especially when you are starting out. Some of our markers are sold individually for only $3.50 each as well.

 To place your order for your beginner's kit, simple email me at and I will send you a Pay Pal invoice. 

New Monthly Kit Program Offered By Warrell Creations


I am some very exciting news, based on my current customers wants and needs, I have decided to incorporate a monthly Kit Program.

There are no long term commitments, no automatic billing. I will post each month's kit, ahead of time so that you can see what is included. Along with the price. Prices will include taxes and shipping. The prices will vary from month to month depending upon which supplies are included. In the event that you already have that particular stamp set, it can be switched out for one of equal value.

I have posted September's Kit, the ordering window is only open this month until the 18th. Simply click on the tab that says Warrell's Creative Kit Of The Month to see what is being offered each month.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Clearance Rack Items Posted Today

Hello all,
  Several clearance items posted this morning..a lot of hard to find popular items like the cloudy day embossing folder, two tags die and sure to check it out before they sell out again!

Friday, September 6, 2013

What Stampin’ Up! Can Offer For Your Business…

What Stampin’ Up! Can Offer For Your Business…

Here are just a few of the great ways you can utilize Stampin’ Up! products and your demonstrator for your business.

Handmade thank you cards, to thank your customers for their business

A digital photo album to show your business experience, i.e. Cosmetologists-Hair style gallery, Real Estate Agents-Recent Homes, what they sold for, and how long they were on the market, Caterers-a gallery of food items, prices & servings, Interior Decorators-displays and home remodeling designs, Crafters-Your crocheted, sewn, or wreath designs. These are just a few examples of great ways to show off your craft, regardless of what business you have.

Digitally created thank you cards for those that are extra busy or you need large quantities.

Create digital flyers, postcards, and business cards.

Create a personalized stamp with your contact information for the backs of catalogs and flyers.

Create a personalized tag for your creations, using a stamp and coordinating punch.

Create treat bags for your open house events, or as customer thank you.

Create unique gift boxes, bags and packaging for those small gift items.

Create gift bows for your gift packages.

Create customized planners, and calendars for your direct sales business, downline, team, or coworkers.

Create digital artwork to hang in your office.

Create signage for your display tables, and office space.

Create recipe books for gift giving, fundraisers, and appreciation gifts.

And the list goes on and on.

Please contact me today, so I can show you how easy our My Digital Studio is to use or to our traditional supplies to create beautiful, easy handmade items for your business. Your customers deserve to show that they are appreciated, don’t you agree?

Baby Shower Gift Bag & Card

I am headed out the door shortly for a Baby Shower, but I wanted to share the Gift Bag and Handmade Card, I created just for the guest of honor. I will update the post later with the creative recipe I used. The majority of the products are retired, but if you have them its a great way to use them...

Let me know what you think...