You know I can never leave well enough alone. I scored a 1/4" line next to each of the pre-made score lines (towards the cutout) on the sides and bottom of one of the cards, in the Pretty Pocket Card Kit, and turned it into a pouch for candy bars. The back of the card is trimmed approximately 3/4" before it was closed.
Feb 21, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
I can't get enough of the gold heart bags in the Adoring Arrows Paper Pumpkin. I'm so glad there are lots of them! I used pool party ink to give this one an ombre appearance. The balloon is from the Balloon Framelits.
Feb 17, 2017
Quite often I challenge myself to make something with one of my dies I haven't used in a long time. This was the case with my Sizzix Ballroom Slipper die. Look how cute this pair of shoes turned out! This challenge was a success. I wish I could say that about other project challenges I've given myself. ;)
Feb 15, 2017
When I picked the Avant Garden set as one of my free Sale-a-bration sets I second guessed myself, because I don't do much with flower stamps. Guess what... I like it! :) The simplicity and the sentiments make the set fun and easy to use.
Feb 14, 2017
Feb 11, 2017
Feb 10, 2017
I've been feeling guilty for not making more projects with my Paper Pumpkin kits. There's no harm in combing kits, right? :) This Valentine treat used pieces from three of my kits, yay! The cello bag is from the Banner Surprise kit. The sentiment is from the Filled With Love kit and the arrow is from the Adoring Arrows kit. Oh, and I used my heart framelits. Cute huh?!
Feb 8, 2017
Feb 6, 2017
As I was browsing through the February 2017 Better Homes & Gardens magazine I spotted this adorable Valentine bookmark. They gave the link to a free template, so of course I couldn't resist. For mine, I wrapped designer paper around a stick of gum before tucking it inside. This would make the perfect school Valentine, don't you think?! I think it's clever and adorable!
Feb 5, 2017
I combined pieces from two Paper Pumpkin kits for this project. The Adoring Arrows and Chalk It Up To Love kits. Thank you Andrea Borries for the easy to follow instructions on creating this adorable box, out of the Chalk It Up a To Love card bases! The sentiment is part of the Sealed With Love stamp set.
Feb 3, 2017
Feb 1, 2017
A Ghirardelli chocolate square tucks perfectly inside a die cut from the Cheerful Tags framelits with just enough room for a tiny sentiment from the Sealed With Love stamp set.
Jan 30, 2017
This little Valentine basket was created with the Basket Builder Framelits Dies. For the basket base I used a strip of paper measuring 3 x 1 1/2. It's scored at 1" and 2" on the 3" side and 1/4" and 1 1/4" on the 1 1/2" side. Imagine the sweet little Easter baskets that can be made this same way... and you can be sure I'll be making one. :)
Jan 28, 2017
Why not use one of your cards from the Pretty Pocket card kit (free-during Sale-a-bration) for a Valentine card? Most of the work is done for you! The only thing I had to do was stamp the sentiment and add the bow.
Jan 27, 2017
Instructions for self closing boxes can be found all over Pinterest. I altered mine a bit. I thought the front already resembled the bottom of a heart, so I used my heart framelits as a template to create the top of the heart. Now it's a self closing "heart" box! I'm so pleased it worked out the way I envisioned it.
Jan 26, 2017
As much as I love the little bags the Adoring Arrows, Paper Pumpkin creates, I'm having a great time creating other projects with it as well. Instead of creating the bag I folded it flat into a gift card holder.
Jan 24, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
The Window Box Thinlits die is so much better than I imagined! I purchased it because it wasn't like anything else in my collection. It's such a great size and easy to decorate. I can hardly wait to make and decorate more!
Jan 20, 2017
This month's Paper Pumpkin is adorable! It's great just the way it was intended and would make perfect Valentines for school. For fun, I like to show variations of my Paper Pumpkins and I've made a few, so stay tuned. :)
Jan 18, 2017
You're going to see lots with this little guy. He's one of my favorites! I can't get enough of him, so I've been making several little treats with him. This project is made with the square pillow box thinlit. I sealed the sides and left the top open. He's stamped on the back of the box too, with the sentiment "hugs" inside his tummy. He's so dang cute!! :)
Jan 16, 2017
Not sure what else I'll do with this stamp set, but when I saw the little truck in the Sale-a-bration catalog I wanted to make one. Of course mine had to be for Valentine's Day. It was time consuming but fun to make. Now I'm hoping I'll find lots of greats ideas on Pinterest for other projects I can make with this set. ;)
Jan 14, 2017
The Sealed With Love stamp set in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog is so darn cute! It has so many fun stamps in it, which makes my mind race with so many fun ideas. It's a must to put the hugs & kisses stamp with the lips, don't you think? :)
Jan 12, 2017
Yay, onto Valentine projects!! :) I'm starting with a simple treat bag. It has a card tucked inside so a note can be written on one side and a treat attached to the other, a twofer. :)
Jan 9, 2017
Jan 6, 2017
I'm trying to build my birthday stash for the year. So, I used the Two Tags Bigz Die to create a birthday box. I made sure to use colors versatile enough for a guy or girl. The candle is a strip of designer paper and the flame is the wing from the bird builder punch.