Sep 22, 2017

A Fall Gift Bag For You

 
Can you believe it's officially the first day of Fall?  I suppose this gift bag can be given any time of year but its colors make it ideal for this time of year.  Now I need the perfect Fall treat to put inside. 😊

Sep 20, 2017

Layered Leaves Treat Boxes

Here are a couple of treat boxes I made with the Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Kit. I punched an oval circle in the first one to create a handle.  The other is a box cut in half, which is great because it gives you two treat boxes to decorate, fill and give. The leaves on each were created with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  

Sep 18, 2017

Spiral Flower Box

I cut the lid and both inside flaps off a 2 x 2 x 2 tiny treat box then created a clear sleeve to cover it.  The flowers are made with the Spiral Flower Originals Die.  I used my large scallop punch and a coffee filter to create the layer under the flowers, which I polka dotted with a pencil eraser and Pool Party ink.  The final step was to wrap it with thick baker's twine and tie a bow. 

Sep 15, 2017

Hello Friend Pillow Box


Perhaps my tag should say "Hello Fall" because the temperatures in my city have taken a dramatic drop.  Don't get me wrong, I love Fall, but I'm not ready for summer to end, it went by so quickly. ☹️ Wouldn't you know...after I created this pillow box my September Paper Pumpkin showed up.  All I can say is, "great minds think alike." 😉

Sep 13, 2017

You Did It Card

 I used my August Paper Pumpkin kit and the Yummy In My Tummy stamp set to make this fun, "You Did It" card.  I can hardly wait to get the September Paper Pumpkin kit. I hope it's Halloween related! 😉

Sep 10, 2017

Celebrate Box

I created this 2 1/2" x 3" box with my Gift Box Punch Board.  The rest is scraps...scrap ribbon, scrap designer paper and scrap tag! Love it when nothing goes to waste!😀

Sep 7, 2017

Pink Lemonade

With summer coming to an end I thought it would be fitting to enjoy one last jar of lemonade.  A pink straw and slice of lemon are the perfect compliment to my drink. 😉

Sep 4, 2017

Flower Basket Bag

One thing that attracted me to the Bike Ride stamp set and the Build A Bike Framelits were all the fun items that can be added to the bike.  I knew I could use them to make a variety of projects, like this gift bag.  All I used were the sweet flowers and basket. 😊

Sep 2, 2017

Floral Window Box

I used the Window Box Thinlits to create a cover for this small treat box.  The sides are covered in strips of designer paper.  I added a small "thanks" tag and ribbon. Now as I look at this project I wonder why it was so time consuming. 🤔

Aug 30, 2017

Perfectly Preserved Crate

I like the Stampin' Up! Wood Crate Framelits but don't think I'd get enough versatility out of them.  I do however have other dies that are versatile. 👍 I used my Box #2 Bigz XL die, horizontal slot punch and a die from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits to create my version of a wood crate.  The jars are little boxes I made with the Cannery Set Framelits.  All these dies are discontinued but I refuse to part with them and I'm sure you can understand why.  😉

Aug 27, 2017

Wonderful Little Gift

This little bag was made with a card from the One Great Year Paper Pumpkin kit.  If you didn't want to make the calendar or just didn't get around to making it this is a great alternative. 

Aug 23, 2017

Giftable Greetings


This has to be one of the quickest projects I've made with a Paper Pumpkin kit. I've had several of these little boxes in my stash because I knew I'd use them someday. Well it's someday, look how perfect it matches the card! 😀

Aug 21, 2017

Curvy Keepsake Purse

Look at this fun little purse I made with my Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits.  The top of the purse is a 1 x 1 1/2 piece of paper (one on the front one on the back) and the handle is made from the Oval Framelits.  I glued one end of a small strip of paper to the back side of the purse.  The other side goes through the handle and tucks behind the scallop circle, to keep it closed. 

Aug 18, 2017

Apple Hello

Does anyone else feel like we were just saying school is out for the summer?  And now the kids are going back to school?!  What?!  That was quick!  Next thing you know, we'll be wishing one another "Merry Christmas" 😉  Well, when I realized school was starting soon I decided to create a little something school related, so I created a little apple with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

Aug 16, 2017

Bike Birthday Box

I adore the Bike Ride stamp set!  I especially like the way the little rack can hold things, like this little cupcake. 😊  I made this box an inch wide so it would be easy to fill.  How would you fill your box? 

Aug 13, 2017

Big Day Polka Dot Bag

Don't you get excited when you find a great bargain? I found these black and white polka dot bags at Joann Crafts.  I folded the top down and used one of the dies in the Stampin' Up! Baker's Box Thinlits to create the slot for the handle. I knew it wouldn't take much to dress it up and it didn't.  The hardest part was choosing the color for the embellishments because so many colors look great with black and white.

Aug 9, 2017

Friendship Cookies

A yummy treat to a great friend.  All you need to do is fill a cello bag with a yummy treat and tie it with ribbon.  Next, add a simple flower and sentiment to a belly band.  A couple embellishments turn something plain and simple into a sweet, unique gift. 😋

Aug 6, 2017

With Love Pillow Box

Look, I used my fuse tool again! 😊 This time I fused a tiny tag and mini beads inside a banner shaped tag.  I stamped the sentiment on the outside of the tag with StazOn ink.  The box was made with the Square Pillow Box Thinlits.  I'm having a great time with the fuse tool!

Aug 4, 2017

Flower Shop Gift Cards

Here are the cards I tucked inside my Flower Shop Gift Box. I stayed with the same pink, black, glimmer paper and Flower Shop stamp set.  The sentiments are from the Avant Garden stamp set. 

Aug 1, 2017

Flower Shop Gift Box



I made this gift box with my Sizzix Bigz Die, Box w/Scallop Flap & Flowers.  The die is intended to be a gift card holder. I cut  and connected two boxes together (one minus the top flap) to create a gift box.  One side of the box is holding a package of gum, the other side has three cards.  I'll be showing the cards on my next post so stay tuned. 😊

Jul 29, 2017

Positively Picturesque Box

Here's a project I created with my Positively Picturesque Paper Pumpkin. I used one of the smallest envelopes in the kit.  You start by sealing the envelope, then cut 3/4" off the top and score 3/4" on each of the remaining sides.  Place your hand inside the envelope and work it into a box.  I folded down the top so the inside pattern can be seen then used a bow clip to attach a tag made with stamps from the kit.

Jul 25, 2017

Cupcake Birthday Pouch

How about a birthday notecard instead of a birthday card? You can still write a little something on it and tuck a gift card inside too! 

Jul 22, 2017

A Pillow Box Just For You

Is anyone else having a difficult time being creative? It's something I enjoy, but there are so many other things to do during the summer months. Luckily, this pillow box was quick and easy.  It's an idea I'd been thinking about for some time.  Hopefully I'll keep getting quick and easy ideas! 😉

Jul 18, 2017

Hello Fuse Card

  
I bought myself a fun new tool, the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool.  It's used to seal photos or embellishments inside page protectors.  It definitely takes a little practice, but look at the fun pouch I made and filled with sequins! Can you imagine the possibilities?! My tool is by Becky Higgins because I like it in white. The other is by We R Memory Keepers and it's blue. From my research they function the same.

Jul 15, 2017

Cool Treats Birthday Box

 
With the above average summer temperatures, what would be better than ice cream?!  I was thinking...it would be great to put Dippin Dots inside this box! 😋  If you haven't tried them you need too.  They are tiny frozen ice cream pellets.  They'd taste great right about now. 😊