Aug 29, 2016

Frankenstein Popcorn Box

 Halloween?! I tried to hold out but I can't do it anymore! :) When I was making all those other projects with my popcorn box die I made this Frankenstein. I just love him! He has a friend I'll be showing soon, so stay tuned. Yay for Halloween, my favorite! :) 

Aug 27, 2016

Pillow Box Purse

I haven't made a purse in a while and thought the Square Pillow Box Thinlits would make a great start. I used the Oval Collection Framelits for the flap and a stamp from the Ready To Pop stamp set to make a tag. 

Aug 25, 2016

Bag In A Box

I haven't made a bag in a box in such a long time, I forgot how easy and stylish they can be. The stamp I used is from the Ready To Pop stamp set but the designer paper retired long ago. However, the gold binder clip is a new embellishment and a must have!

Aug 23, 2016

Gold Popcorn Box

I can't get enough of this popcorn box! :) I punched circles out of gold tape (found at Target) and adhered them to the box. It took a little time to punch and attach all the circles but the end result was well worth it. A couple of gold foiled chocolates, gold tag and gold tulle turned it into a glamorous little treat. :)

Aug 20, 2016

Halloween House

Stampin' Up! has a new thinlit set called, Home Sweet Home. I'm trying to convince myself I don't need it, so I used my popcorn box die to create this little house to prove to myself I can make something similar with the dies I already have. So far my plan is working, but as soon as I see a fun idea I can't duplicate with what I have..... no promises! ;) 

Aug 18, 2016

Wish Big Box

I have a great Sizzix die called Box W/Flap. I purchased it because it reminded me of a crayon box. :) For this project I didn't use it as crayon box, I used it as a birthday box. Although, it's back to school time so it would've been perfect for crayons. :)

Aug 16, 2016

Happy Hello Envelope Bag

I've been cleaning and organizing my stamp room and have found so many fun things I forgot I had! :) When I stumbled across the Happy Hello Simply Sent Kit I decided to create something with it, so I made this fun gift bag out of one of the envelopes.  I love how it turned out and the look of yellow and gray together.

Aug 14, 2016

Tea-riffic Butterfly Cup

Here's a simple tea gift. I used the word window punch to create a small notch from the butterfly so it can rest easily on the side of the cup.  I clipped a tag to my tea bag that I created with the Nice Cuppa stamp set and Cups & Kettles Framelits, which sadly both are retired. :(

Aug 11, 2016

Birthday Baker's Box

I'm happy the Baker's Box thinlits stayed in the new Stampin' Up! catalog. It's a good size box, easy to assemble and fun to decorate. I stamped this box with the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set. 

Aug 8, 2016

Card Gift Card

This fun card idea was on Rachel Tessman's blog,  I love the concept because it's your card and gift all in one! Thanks for the great idea Rachel!

Aug 4, 2016

Self Closing Boxes

I decided to make the self closing boxes I've seen everywhere.  They were much easier to create than I expected. The shape makes them a little challenging to embellish, but the way they close is fun. You can find many tutorials on YouTube for different sizes of these boxes. 

Aug 1, 2016

Birthday Cheers Card

Here's a fun simple card. Die cut balloons and Lots of Love stamp set. The stamp set has been retired for years, but it's one of the many sets I chose to hold onto and I'm glad I did. I hope this card inspires you to use the retired stamps you have because they can still make great cards! :) 

Jul 30, 2016

A Little Bling

I really like the "What A Gem Paper Pumpkin" but I'm struggling with alternate ideas for it, which is fine because I'm excited to use it as it's intended. :) For this project I used one of the smaller boxes.  I chose to leave it open on one side so I can tuck jewelry inside. The "just a little bling for you" tag will make the perfect sentiment. 

Jul 27, 2016

Cupcake Celebration

This is such a sweet gift bag. I made it with the Build A Birthday stamp set and Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits, which are retired, but you can use the new Cupcake Cutouts Framelits. They look similar enough to get the same affect.  I absolutely love how it turned out! I'll probably put this project on a shelf in my stamp room instead of giving it away. :) 

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  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!