Jan 20, 2017

Adoring Arrows Treat

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

Because You're So Nice

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

Lots Of Love Truck

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

Hugs & Kisses Tube

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

XOXO Chocolate Heart

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

Baby Boy Bottle

I very seldom make anything for boys, especially not baby boys. I started with a pink bottle and decided to change it to blue. I'm glad I made the change because I like the results. 

Jan 6, 2017

Two Tags Birthday Box

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.

Jan 1, 2017

Little Things Calendar

Welcome 2017!  As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber I was given an updated 2017 calendar template for my "One Great Year" Paper Pumpkin. I decided to try something a little different with it and made this small matchbook calendar. Now I have a great little calendar to carry with me! 

Dec 29, 2016

Sparkling New Year Drink

Here's the drink and sparklers to go with my Ghirardelli chocolates I'll be sharing when I ring in the new year. :)  I made it with the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies.  


Dec 26, 2016

New Year Celebration Box

Just a little something to ring in the new year.  Ghirardelli chocolate squares fit perfectly inside Stampin' Up! clear tiny treat boxes.  

Dec 23, 2016

Gift Card Present

Gift cards are fun to receive but not much fun to give if they aren't presented in a cute way.  For this gift card I used my Sizzix pocket die to create the bottom half of my gift card holder.  The top is a 3 X 3 piece of cardstock I folded in half and glued on each side.  When you slide the top into the pocket it makes a little present with a bow on top! Happy Holidays!

Dec 21, 2016

Rudolph Bag

What do you think of this little Rudolph bag? He's made out of a kraft bag.  I used my fringe scissors along the top then tucked a treat inside before tying it off and curling the fringes with a bone folder.  Eyes and a shiny red nose finish him off.  He's so cute! 

Dec 19, 2016

Gingerbread & Sugared Things

The baker's box is great for small gifts or treats.  This box definitely needs to be filled with gingerbread or sugared things. :) 

Dec 17, 2016

Tic Tac Tube

I used a tube from my September Paper Pumpkin and filled it with Tic Tacs.  I think I'll place this treat on top of one of my Christmas gifts as part of the gift wrap. 

Dec 15, 2016

Mitten Tote

Here's the variation I made with the 6x6 designer paper.  Same idea without a handle. Fun huh?!


Dec 13, 2016

Christmas Wishes Purse

I searched Pinterest for things to make with a 6x6 sheet of designer paper.  This is one of the ideas I found.  I used the same concept on another project I'll be showing soon.  Gotta Love Pinterest! :)

Dec 11, 2016

Making Spirits Bright

When I found this foil wrapped chocolate at Target I snatched it right up.  It didn't take much to turn it into an adorable little gift.  I used a stamp from the Tin of Tags set and the Holly Berry Builder Punch to embellish it.  I love the results! :)

Dec 9, 2016

A Little Dash of Cheer

Here's a stocking stuffer idea.  It's a package of gum I turned into a little santa suit. As stampers we can't just give a plain package of gum, right?! ;) 


Dec 7, 2016

Joy Candy Bag

You know how much I looove die cuts! :)  Well the Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies are no exception. They are so much fun to create! By adding a fun tag I turned my small bag of candy into a sweet Christmas gift. 

Dec 5, 2016

Wonderful Winterland Candle

The November Paper Pumpkin is one of my favorite card kits! Of course I didn't turn it into a card, but no worries I definitely will. I created a wrap for a candle then tucked it inside a takeout box.  Now all I have to do is tie it closed with pretty ribbon. 

Dec 3, 2016

Go Ahead Box In A Box

I found the instructions for this box on pootles.co.uk. Thank you Sam for your creativity and willingness to share! :) Its made with the envelope punch board.  I think it makes the perfect Christmas wrap and the bow builder punch made the perfect size bow for the top. 

Dec 1, 2016

Snowflake Gift Bag

Remember the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit? I assembled mine a little different and attached it to a Polka Dot Tag a Bag gift bag.  I altered the bag a bit too. I'm excited to put a gift inside and give it for Christmas! 

Nov 29, 2016

Warm Wishes Kisses

As I looked through the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog the first stamp set I had to have was the Tin of Tags set.  I knew exactly what I was going to make with the "warm wishes and mistletoe kisses" sentiment.  Hopefully you have the mitten punch because it's a perfect little addition.  

Nov 27, 2016

Merry Little Pouch

I made this with a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 piece of designer paper. It's scored on the long side at 1, 1 1/2, 2, 4, 4 1/2, 5. The short side is scored at 3/4. Cut the 6 small score lines just up to the 3/4 score line.  Remove all the 3/4 pieces except for the 2" center piece.  This will be the bottom flap to seal it closed.  Decorate as desired! :) 

Nov 25, 2016

Reindeer Pocket

Here's a festive way to give cash for Christmas. I made it with the scalloped tag topper punch, small oval punch, owl builder punch, bird builder punch and blossom petals builder punch. He's a little too small for a gift card but you can alter it to accommodate one.