I filled these little boxes with candy and I'm giving them to my co-workers. I know some people stress out when they have to do projects like this, but for me it's relaxing. However, about a dozen of the same project is OK, after that it becomes repetitive and I don't find that enjoyable at all. :)
Gift cards are popular this time of year so, we need to have fun and creative ways of packaging them. I used the Stampin' Up! bigz die, scallop envelope, to create this gift card holder. Two glued together is just the right size for a card.
One of my new favorite places to get ideas is... youtube. This is one of those ideas. It's made by cutting a white lunch sack in half and sealing it up just right to make a small thin gift sack.Love this idea!
If you're like me, you probably have lots of photos of the holiday season. The problem is... I don't have lots of time. However, I try to make my scrapbook pages as simple as possible because I feel the focus should be on the photo and journaling.
You won't find candy in this wrapper. This holds a small note with a kind thought or blessing written on it. You can put one on each place setting at your Thanksgiving table. Hmmm... maybe a little after dinner mint with the note would be nice. :)
I've made this before, this time for Halloween. :) It's made with the petal card die cut. The thing about this tote is the handle can be made with several different styles of punches and the tote can be decorated for any holiday or occasion.I love the versatility.
This fun little treat holder is made with a box as the base of the bag. It's great for holding heavier items. This is one of those projects that is way to cute to keep and must be shared. I've already filled it and given it. :)
Are you a good witch or a bad witch? To create these witch hats I simply attached triangle boxes to an oval cut out of black paper. These can be made in so many sizes depending on the size you make your triange box. The small one only holds 2 or 3 hershey kisses, so it should be given to a "little" witch. :)
Someone was clever enough to turn the owl punch upside down and call it a ghost. Not me of course, but I loved the idea so I copied. However, I don't think theirs was a girl ghost. If you look closely mine has a bow in her hair. I used the feet for a hair bow. :) Scraps, what scraps??
Last night was my Halloween class and this is one of the projects they made. The fun thing about this box is it doesn't have a lid...it opens from the top. You simply pour the treat into your hand. :)This is one of my favorites!
This year at the Scrapbook Expo I purchased the die cut I used to make this purse. It seemed harmless :) little did I know. It needed to be cut twice and had the most odd looking pieces. It took a while to put together. Maybe a little to much work... I don't know. I did add the little side pieces to the bottom and the closure. It's kinda small and doesn't hold much. I'm not excited to try it again soon but someday... maybe next time I won't add the extras. Not everything is what we expect, but it's a great way to learn. :)
So, my favorite Halloween card turned into my favorite home decor item. :) This was originally a card and I decided it was nice enough to put in a frame and make it Halloween decor. Why not, right? LOL
I don't know about you but, I've never given a Halloween card. But, I made a few this year that I think are super cute and this is one of them. I may have to start giving them just because I like making them. :)
This wasn't the easiest to make... at least not the way I did it. After I cut the bag into strips and carefully placed a second paper bag on the inside... the tricky part, tying the ribbon onto it. Not to mention holding the stick while doing this. :) You may want to recruit a second set of hands. For the broomstick, I cut a piece of our grapevine, it works great and we happen to have an abundance of it. I tried a clear cello bag for the inside but didn't like the look and it didn't have the stability I wanted. Here's a thought... I have to untie it to fill it before I can give it away. UGH!
Happy Fall! I can't believe it's already here. It's my favorite season, except for the fact that it's followed by winter. I love to decorate for fall, the colors are my favorite. There is nothing more beautiful than the mountains and the many scenic drives through them. The fall foliage is unbelievable. I'm blessed to live near them.
Remember I said I wanted to do a class for this project, well... it's tonight. I did make a few changes. I added a wallet, changed the card to a tag card and used different patterned paper. There are so many fun things you can make to put in this purse! I'm excited for this class. :)
This tag was made after seeing a card in Stampin' Success. I like the way they did the layers on the cake with the colored paper. I often forget about basic stamping techniques until I'm reminded of them and this is one of those techniques. It's simple but gives a bold look.
So, I'm sneeking in another Halloween project because I soooo enjoy making them, and it's September, one month closer. :) I realize blue isn't quite a Halloween color but that's OK, why be traditional? :)
Last night I had a stamp class and this is one of the projects we made. It reminds me of the sunflowers we are growing in our garden that I thought were weeds. We grew sunflowers last year and this year in the same spot were, what I thought, weeds. They were growing as fast as weeds. :) My husband tried to tell me the seeds fell from last year and were growing sunflowers again. I didn't believe him and kept insisting they were weeds and I wanted to pull them out. We'll look at them now... They are sunflowers... he was right, but don't tell him I said that. :)
I'm seeing so many types of adorable purses on websites and blogs. So, what a great challenge... I had to try making one. It took a lot of drawings and wasted paper but, I came up with a design I liked. I'm still experimenting with different types of pattern paper and embellishments so I'll be posting more in days to come. It does have a small pouch on the inside to hold three or four, 4 x 4 gift cards. I'm definitely going to have a class on how to make this purse because it's too fun and cute not to share with others. :)
Don't you love the textured embossing folders? They add so much to any project and are easy to use. These cards are for the ladies that placed a Stampin' Up! order with me. I'm "grateful" for their orders and I'm sure they're "grateful" for the fun things they purchased. :)
I wanted to create a key ring for a class I'm going to have in a couple of weeks but didn't have the size of post-it-notes I wanted to use, I only had these long thin ones. I needed to try the keyring idea before I could offer a class so, I played around with it and this is what I came up with. Of course, this isn't what we'll be making in the class because I now have the right size of post-it-notes. :)
Halloween...I know it's only August but I love making Halloween projects. Besides, I've seen lots of Christmas cards showing up on other blogs so I thought, hmmm... Halloween is before Christmas, it's OK. LOL These stamps are from the new Stampin' Up!, holiday mini catalog, which I love. I'll try my hardest not to post other Halloween projects before October, but no promises :)
This is my second attempt at this card. I wasn't quite happy with the first one. Isn't that how it usually is? Well maybe not usually, but often. I don't visualize my projects before I make them I just wing it. I pick a stamp, color, or design and go from there. Works for me.... :)