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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sentiment Flags Stamps Sets SOLD OUT!

Just a very quick post to let everyone know that the Sentiment Flags stamp sets are currently sold out. We have plenty of single dies in stock available for $5 plus s&h.

If anyone is still interested in purchasing the Sentiment Flags stamp set and die bundle, please contact me at

Also, I have two or three sets that were sent to me as proofs. There is nothing different as far as quality; the sentiments and borders are all intact and exactly the same. The flag pole, however, is not the same as it was changed after receiving the proofs. If this doesn't matter to you and you are happy with just receiving the borders and sentiments, please contact me and we can arrange for a modified price.

If you feel like you missed the boat and still want the original bundle, please don't hesitate to let me know. It may be possible for me to order a small quantity.

And while I'm here, thank you to everyone who ordered Sentiment Flags and for supporting my first design venture with Ariana! THANK YOU!!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another Fun Sentiment Flags Tree!

I couldn't help myself! I just had to make another Christmas Tree using Sentiment Flags and I did just that for today's Color Throwdown Challenge.

I felt in my first post showing you a tree like this, I could have given you more details as to how to make the tree and so here I am with a few photos and a brief explanation.

Start by cutting 5 Sentiment Flags from green felt.
Take one flag, fold it in half and using sharp scissors cut a *V* out of the flag using the flag end as your guide and then tie baker's twine or even ribbon directly in the center of your flag.

Now take 2 Sentiment Flags and stack them neatly and evenly on top of one and other and cut off approximately one quarter of an inch from the flat end(without the tail. Keeping the flags in place, I quickly stitched the ends together with the flags on top of one and other...nothing fancy, just secure enough!
Now open your flag and repeat twine treatment directly in the center.
Repeat this step above cutting off less so that your bottom branch will be the longest when complete.

I used a popsicle stick to complete my tree, but you don't have to. You could use a paper base, but I kind of liked this idea so I went with it and covered my stick with cork paper for the bark of the tree. Then, where my branches will be I glued on some felt scraps to cover up the cork from showing a bit, but you don't have to. Leaving some rooms for your star, glue down your branches putting them as close together as possible and lining up your centers as best you can. Trim *trunk* if you like, but you don't have to. I'm using craft and mini glue dots where ever I say glue down, by the way. They are the easiest glue to work with in my opinion.

You're going to laugh at me, but I don't have a small star punch! So I had to come up with a way to make one. I used the stem of an exclamation point from an alphabet die set that I have. It's the Junior alpha from SU I believe and I just glued them together in the shape of a star, added a button with sparkle twine and glued to my stick with a pop up dot. CUTE right??!!

It seems like a lot of steps having typed it all out, but it actually goes together pretty quickly! Try one for yourself! I have plently of single Sentiment Flags dies in stock today. A die by itself is only $5 plus s&h. The bundles are priced at $15 for the stamp set and die plus s&h and currently there are only two left in stock!

Thanks so so much for coming by today!
Have a fantastic holiday!
Accessories: Sentiment Flag die(Lil' Inker Designs), baker's twine: sparkle($5 French Market on ETSY, purple(The Twinery), button, felt(PTI), Junior alphabet dies(SU!), cork paper, glue dots(AC Moore), popsicle stick(my stash),

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Noel Banner - Finished Project

Good afternoon! I thought I would stop by quickly and show you the finished card I made using the Noel banner I made and posted a few days ago. I think I stared at this banner for three weeks before I knew what to pair it with. I finally found this Pure Innocence digi on ETSY and thought it was perfect.

I stared by coloring my image with Copics and paper piecing her hat, scarf, mitten and boots with my favorite holiday papers Mitten Weather from Cosmo Cricket which I got from I Heart Papers. I fun flocked her hat and boots and added some red glitter glue to the ornaments on the tree for some extra shine and detail. I layered my image on a Mitten Weather panel layered with a felt scallop and added in some stitching. I added my ribbon and button and then glued my Noel Banner into place.
If you didn't read my earlier post about this banner, you can HERE. I made it using my Sentiment Flags die!!
I'm so glad I followed through on manufacturing this die! It's so fun and versatile! There are currently only TWO bundles left in the shop. You can click on the Add to Cart button to order your die and coordinating stamp set for only $15.00 plus s&H!
I'm off to enjoy some time in my craft room. Big Keith and Keithie are at Grammy and Grampy's while I craft and catch up on some crafting, cleaning and laundry!
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Stamps: Pure Innocence digi(digistampcharacters on ETSY)
Paper: package insert from Making Memories mini shimmer alpha(banner), Mitten Weather(Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Copic
Accessories: Sentiment Flags die(Lil' Inker Designs), mini shimmer alpha in red metro(Making Memories), baker's twine(Paper Treats on ETSY), dark green satin pleated ribbon(I Heart Papers), silver pearls(Michael's), ribbon(my stash), button, twine(SU!), felt(PTI) fun flock(CTMH), reg glitter glue(Stugio G), sewing machine

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Fun Banner & A Stock Update

Good morning! I made this lil' banner a week or so ago, but just haven't found the time to add it to a card of some kind. So I thought I would share this with you this morning.

It was SUPER easy to make. I die cut 4 Sentiment Flags from card stock (which is the package insert from my glitter letters..I thought it was SO cute) and added my glitter letters to them. I folded the tops of my flags over a piece of twine and secured them on the back side with some tape. I added my green satin pleated ribbon across all of the flags, added in some baker's twine and silver pearls. Cute, right?
You should try making your own! Sentiment Flags die and stamp set is available for only $15 plus s&h. BUT HURRY because there are only three stamp set and die bundles left! You can check out by using the Add to Cart button at the top of this page. Once they are gone, you can e-mail me at for an inventory update.
If I get in some crafting time, I will be sure to use this banner on a project and post again...sort of a before and after thing!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: none
Paper: package insert from Making Memories mini shimmer alpha, ha!
Ink: None
Accessories: Sentiment Flags die(Lil' Inker Designs), mini shimmer alpha in red metro(Making Memories), baker's twine(Paper Treats on ETSY), dark green satin pleated ribbon(I Heart Papers), silver pearls(Michael's)

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Ok, so it's almost afternoon! I'm stopping by with a very quick post today showing you one way you can use Sentiment Flags to make cutey lil' Christmas Trees!
Have a peek...

I started by cutting 5 Sentiment Flags from green felt and made my tree's branches by layering them together and tying them off with some baker's twine. It was pretty easy actually. Then I made a topper from my tree with a button and star and some new sparkle baker's twine I found on ETSY which I LOVE LOVE LOVE. I added my branches and topper to a Popsicle stick and covered the bottom of the stick with cork paper for the tree bark.

I put everything together using today's Sketch For You To Try from Jen del Muro along with some Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather papers which I got at I Heart Papers and a few extra fun little details like the hand sewn linen thread border and the folded paper border which I then cut using my scallop die from MFT.

Hope you like it! It was really fun to make! Make one of your own! You can buy my Sentiment Flag die by itself for only $5 plus s&h or for $15 together with it's coordinating stamp set which has some really fun borders, sentiments and a flag pole for extra fun. Check out using the Add to Cart button at the top right of this page.

Have a great weekend!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Just Skating By(Chicken Girl Designs)
Paper: kraft(PTI), Mitten Weather(Cosmo Cricket),Real Red, Very Vanilla(SU!))
Ink: Ridinghood Red(SU!)
Accessories: Sentiment Flags die(Lil' Inker Designs), Maraschino Cherry baker's twine(The Twinery), sparkle baker's twine( $5 French Market ETSY), button, woodgrain texture plate, felt(PTI), Junior Alpha dies, scallop border punch, linen thread, mat stack, paper piercing tools(SU!),Medium Scallop border die(MFT), ribbon, cork paper, popsicle stick(my stash)