Jul 24, 2016

Dressed Up Keepsake

Can you guess what I used to make this dressed up keepsake? I used the Dress Up framelits, Curvy Keepsake Box thinlits and the Blossom Petals Builder punch. Fun huh?! The little bundle of chocolates fits nicely inside! 


Jul 22, 2016

Lemon Friends

For some unknown reason I like the look of lemons on craft projects. Maybe it's the happy, bright yellow color?? It's definitely not the way the lemons make you pucker! :) This little project is a box of Lemonheads in a glassine envelope and a few added embellishments. 

Jul 20, 2016

Sugar Filled Crate

When I saw this cute crate in the new Stampin' Up! catalog I knew I needed to make one! So, I searched Pinterest until I found easy instructions. After cutting the pieces I put them in my woodgrain embossing folder to give it a realistic appearance. If you want to put anything heavy inside I'd recommend using a heavy cardstock or chipboard. Mine is holding chocolates, which may be a bit heavy, but so darn cute and yummy! 

Jul 18, 2016

Birthday Box And Card

This 3 x 3 card is made with the stamps from the Many Manly Occasions, Paper Pumpkin Kit.  The box on the other hand is a "one sheet box."  I found the instructions on ribbonsandglue.com.  It's made with a 12 x 12 sheet of paper so it's a good size box and it was easy to make.

Jul 16, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Pouch

I purchased this adorable heart journal at Target, a few months ago. Yep, because it was gold! :)  Well I finally found the perfect use for it.  I made a birthday gift pouch with an envelope, washi tape and gold paper from the Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin. The mint and gold look great together. 

Jul 14, 2016

Banner Surprise Nuggets

Stampin' Up! has new 2 X 8 cello bags and I like the size! Look how perfect Hershey's Nuggets fit inside. I used my June paper pumpkin to make a fun banner to attach on top. 

Jul 11, 2016

Candy Jar

The die cut used to create this cute little holder is by Sizzix, called  Food Jar.  It's the sweetest little jar and the die includes the spoon too. I crimped the top so it would look like a real jar then added the flower and bow to give it a feminine look.


Jul 9, 2016

A Little Something Gift Card Holder

I like the look of black and watermelon wonder together. This project is plain and simple yet sophisticated. Now that I look at it, I wonder if I should add a little bling before I give it away. ??  Even though it's a treat bag I'm going to put a card inside. Hmm...maybe the card should have the bling. :) 

Jul 7, 2016

Sweet Treat Box

I lucked out with this box die. I went to a local scrapbook warehouse sale and found this die by QuicKutz called treat box. It was $4.00! The die has a slot where I put the sucker, which makes a unique way to close the box. I was lucky enough to get another die called paper bag for $4.00. It was a great shopping day! :)



Jul 5, 2016

Birthday Banner Surprise Card

Where is the time going? It's already July and I just got around to making a card with my June Paper Pumpkin. I'm so excited about this kit! It's so fun and clever! I have to admit I'm not very excited about the block lettering on the stamps, but that's ok, I have lots of other choices in my stamp collection. ;) 

Jul 1, 2016

Star Spangled Purse

A Star Spangled purse. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!



Jun 30, 2016

Clear Mini Treat Holder

More clear boxes! :) You can create a treat holder by putting two of the clear tiny treat boxes together.  And... the mini milk carton fits perfectly inside! I can't get over how much I love these little boxes! ;) 

Jun 28, 2016

Melon Box

Thanks a melon Stampin' Up! for putting two of my favorite things together! A container that's clear, LOVE it!!  I should've purchased more than one package of these clear tiny treat boxes, because I continually think of ways to use and decorate these sweet little boxes! :) 

Jun 26, 2016

Top Note Note Pad

Here's a fun notepad holder I created for my desk. I started with a 4x6 photo frame from the dollar store. The rest was as simple as sliding a sheet of designer paper into the photo slot and creating a paper holder with the top note die. It was an inexpensive project and I was able to customize it to match my other desk accessories. 

Jun 24, 2016

Red, White and Blue Fry Box

Just a little something to celebrate the 4th of July.  A red, white and blue fry box. I haven't used my pinwheel in such a long time, I thought this would the perfect project for it. I forgot how hard it was to assemble the little bugger. Luckily, it only needed a simple tag to complete the project. :) 

Jun 22, 2016

Chocolate Bundle

Nothing like a cute little bundle of chocolate to put a smile on your face. I wrapped mini Hershey's in designer paper then wrapped all three in a belly band. I used the bow builder punch to create the bow on top and a banner to finish it off. 

Jun 20, 2016

It's Your Day Gift

I received my June Paper Pumpkin and I absolutely love it! Before I start on it I want to share this project I made with the May Paper  Pumpkin. I glued the top and bottom of one of the cards then put some Skittles in a cello bag, sealed it and placed it inside. I wanted it to look like a present, so I created a small piece to slide over the top, tied it with a bow and added a tag. 


Jun 17, 2016

A Gift Box For Him

Well this had to be the easiest "guy" project I've ever made! ;) I like the gift box punch board, but don't always like the closure. This box is made with the gift box punch board but changed a bit to make a "normal" box closure. I found the instructions on crushoncolour.blogspot.com. She has an easy to follow video. I'm so happy she shared. Thanks Shannon!


Jun 15, 2016

An Enjoyable Tote

This tote is made with the same die as the "double scoop birthday box" I posted last.  Instead of folding it into the box, I cut two and kept them flat to create the sides of my tote. Now I think I should create the actual box, fill it with candy and tuck it inside as part of the gift. :)


Jun 13, 2016

Double Scoop Birthday Box

I used my treat slider box die, by My Creative Time, to create this double scoop birthday box. The box is suppose to hold Hershey Nuggets but I'm going to put cash inside, because who doesn't want cash on their birthday?! 

Jun 11, 2016

Love & Affection Card

So what do you think about the new Stampin' Up! catalog?  This card is made with its new products. Didn't know what I thought about copper instead of my favorite "gold" but I like it! So for this card I used copper embossing powder, Affectionately Yours designer washi tape, Affectionately Yours Specialty designer series paper, Floral Affection textured impressions embossing folders and Love & Affection stamp set.  This card is loaded with "Affection." ;)

Jun 8, 2016

Father's Day Bag

Because guy projects aren't my thing, when I saw this on Pinterest I liked it and copied it, almost exact. It was created by Nicole Tugrul. I'm glad she's good at creating guy things and just in time for Father's Day! :) 

Jun 6, 2016

Butterfly Gift Holder

Gold is one of my favorites and it didn't let me down when I paired it with pink. For this gift, I folded a glassine envelope in half, wrapped designer paper around it, then added the butterfly and a few "gold" embellishments. It holds a chocolate square and a gift card and will make a perfect gift. 

Jun 4, 2016

Flower Wrapped Box

Exactly what it needed, a handle!  I love this idea because a plain box is transformed into a one of a kind box. I cut a 12 X 12 sheet of designer paper in half then pieced it together to create a handle and wrap. It looked great with just the tag and ribbon, but I chose to add a flower that I created with the pansy and blossom punches. 

Jun 2, 2016

Flower Birthday Card

Another simple card. I used the stylish stripes embossing folder and the flower from the itty bitty accents punch pack. Not much to it, exactly what I like :)