Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ ~

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Scallop Square Fabric Purse

I have been seeing these purses all around different blogs, and on other Demonstrators websites. I actually bought fabric back in the Fall, and never got around to making one. The fabric I had was browns & golds, very pretty, but very fallish. I can sew, but didn't have the confidence to try this on my own, so I went to my sister, who can "sew with her eyes closed", and she helped me. She had this adorable fabric in her stash, and was so kind to let me use it. I Love it! It's so springy & cheerful. They are really easy, and after watching my sister, I know I can do it on my own.

You may be asking yourself what this has to do with Stampin' Up! Well, the squares were cut with the Big Shot and the Scallop Square Die. I was able to cut 9 layers of fabric at one time! You need 54 squares, so I only had to run it through 6 times. Sure beats cutting them by hand!

I'm anxious to try different sizes. Wouldn't they be adorable with just 4 squares for little girls? You could make a smaller bag with 6 squares too. I think this would make an adorable diaper bag. I didn't add pockets to the inside, but it would be so easy to do. My mind is just racing with all of the possibilities!

Here is a close-up of the closure & the inside.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Today's card is a quick card that I made using Well Scripted, the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pack in the Occasions Mini Catalog, and the Scallop Border Punch in the Sale-a-Bration Brochure. I used So Saffron Cardstock as my card base and punched one edge of the Chocolate Chip to add an elegant border. Then, I simply added a strip of Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, tied it in a knot, and stamped my sentiment. A simple yet elegant card. I Love it!

If you were to purchase the Well Scripted stamp set, the Sweet Pea Paper Pack, a package of cardstock, and a spool of ribbon, you would earn the Scallop Border Punch for FREE! And ~ you would have the supplies to make around 50 cards! That's about $1.00 per card.

If you want to learn more about getting FREE product during Sale-a-Bration, click on the brochure on the sidebar, visit my website, or contact me directly! I would be happy to chat with you. You can earn even more by Hosting a workshop or joining my Team!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Let's Get Organized

What a great class yesterday! We decorated our Forget-Me-Not-Keepers and dividers with the adorable Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog. We now have our cards organized and ready to send at a moments notice. That's my hope any way. I am usually the one to remember the day of some one's Birthday that I haven't mailed their card, let alone made it yet. Now I can have them made ahead of time, organized by month and ready to go! The Keeper is designed specifically for Birthday & Anniversary cards, so we also added a couple of extra tabs for other occasions like Thank You, Sympathy and Baby.

We are in the last month of Sale-a-Bration. Only a short time remains to earn FREE product. If you haven't seen the great Stamp Sets, Paper Pack, or New Border Punch that you could get for FREE, check my website for more information. If you've already earned all of the Sale-a-Bration sets, don't forget to check out the additional items SU added from the 2009/2010 Idea Book & Catalog. There's over 50 more sets to choose from! These are listed inside the back cover of the SAB brochure. When placing your order, you must use these item numbers to redeem your free sets.

There's still time to join my Team & get a 15% discount on your Starter Kit, and choose a FREE stamp set from the Idea Book & Catalog valued up to $47.95. Contact me today!