I usually make small purses, but this time I made a purse large enough to hold several cards and envelopes. To make the embellishment on the front I placed a large grommet over a snowflake then put a pearl in the middle. This large purse is definitely more functional. However... the smaller ones are my preference. They're so tiny and cute. :)
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
I purchased this container at a local scrapbook store and it's perfect for holding larger treats. I made the snowman with several punches and embellishments. He's a cute little after Christmas gift! :)
Dec 24, 2011
I absolutely love the look of these jars filled with various candies and used in your home decor. This is a small jar, it's practice for the bigger ones I want to make. :)
Dec 21, 2011
Dec 18, 2011
Two pieces of designer paper, a mini lunch sack and you have yourself a great little Christmas bag. You simply glue one sheet of paper to each side of the lunch sack and punch out a handle using the small oval punch. My bag measures 4 x 6, but you can make them in any size. It's a great way to use all your Christmas designer paper.
Dec 16, 2011
Dec 14, 2011
I embossed the top note die cut with the snowflake embossing folder then folded it in half to make this pouch. You can glue the sides, but I liked the look of the twine holding it closed. The snowman is made with several random pieces. This close to Christmas, the quicker the project the better! :)
Dec 10, 2011
I haven't made a sour cream container in a very long time. They're quicker and easier than I remember. If I received one of these I'd hate to open it, because I wouldn't want to ruin it. :) Although, I'm that way with all the homemade items I receive.
Dec 7, 2011
Forget cookies... Santa needs chocolate! Santa is getting this on his cookie plate this year. :) It's a little bribe... :) It's a simple candy bar slider, but no matter how it's wrapped, chocolate is chocolate!
Dec 3, 2011
This is one of the hardest projects I've done in a long time. Sure it looks simple, but have you tried cutting detailed snowflakes out of vinyl? It's not easy.... there are to many small pieces that need to be removed. I'm happy with the results, but I'm not sure how soon I'll try the vinyl again. :)
Nov 30, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
This little Christmas cupcake has a cello bag of holiday skittles inside. It's a sweet within a sweet. :) The top of the cupcake is made with the petal cone die. To make the bottom, I used a 2 x 6 piece of designer paper and scored it at 2 1/4 and 3 3/4.
Nov 22, 2011
I love receiving and giving gift cards. The great thing about gift cards is you're guaranteed to get what you want and so is your recipient. :) This year my gift cards will be given in a little Santa suit, made quickly and easily with the petite pocket die.
Nov 19, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
This fun little box is a good size for jewelry or candy. It's made using the bitty box and envelope die, peekaboo frames die and northern frost sizzlit. This way they can peek in at the treat or gift without having to open it. You know...this would be a great stocking stuffer. :)
Nov 12, 2011
I'm lovin' the leaves. I just realized I used them on several of my latest projects. So once again, I layered two of them on this little pouch. It holds an individual package of Reeses pieces. I couldn't resist... the candy color and taste are perfect! :)
Nov 9, 2011
Nov 5, 2011
Nov 2, 2011
I think the mini milk carton is adorable. It makes me smile each time I create something with it and this pumpkin is no exception. How about the leaves... I used the wing on the bird builder punch and then put it through the finial press embossing folder. Don't you love it when you come up with an idea that works exactly the way you want it too?!
Oct 29, 2011
This little treat was created with the petal cone die cut and made to resemble a candy corn. I'm not a fan of candy corns, but I do like how cute they look in home decor and holiday projects. :)
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
I'm not sure a flower for Halloween makes a spooky statement, but in this case it makes a cute one! :) I did use the bat punch for the little pull to open the box, that's spooky, right? :)
Oct 22, 2011
A stick of gum all glammed up. :) I used the two tags die cut and It's a Wrap Holidays stamp set to create this Halloween treat. You can make lots of these with just a few packs of gum for co-workers, family or friends.
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
This little project was made with a Sizzix die cut called "Box, Favor." I added the flat piece in back for the bat and spooky, then punched a circle out of the front so the sanitizer can be seen. Now it makes a perfect little Halloween gift. The hand sanitizer came from Bath and Body Works. They have so many cute styles, it was hard to choose.
Oct 15, 2011
Is this the cutest or what?! This is the project I taught last night, in my card group. You need two of the holiday stocking die cuts and two 3 1/2 inch circles with a 1 3/4 inch circle partially punched out of the top of each one. You'll need to position and glue the circle behind the toe of the stocking. I suggest you put it through an embossing folder. It helps make the glued pieces less noticeable. The heel was created with the die cut piece used to cover the toe of the stocking. For the candy, I created a small box, which is glued between the two pieces. We mustn't forget the candy. :)
Oct 12, 2011
A simple white dish and rub-ons can create a fun piece for your Halloween dinner/buffet table. I'm going to put a row of Oreo cookies, the ones with the orange filling, on this for our Halloween party. Yummy and cute!
Oct 10, 2011
The "Wicked Cool" stamp set has turned out to be one of my favorites. It's so versatile and easy to use. This is just another treat I made using the set. It's a mini Hershey candy bar. Yum!
Oct 8, 2011
Oct 5, 2011
...still trying to use up the containers all the brads and buttons come in. :) Geez... maybe I should quit buying so many. I know... who am I kidding, like that will ever happen. LOL
Oct 3, 2011
I know... how can it be a candy card with no candy? I'm having a difficult time finding just the right Halloween candy this year. And believe me, it's not from lack of trying. Actually, I've found a few I like, but I put it in the treat cup and it just doesn't look the way I want it too. No worries... I still have a few weeks. :)
Oct 1, 2011
Remember I told you I had a Halloween project made with the pillow box die cut, I purchased at the scrapbook expo? We'll here it is... You can find some adorable hand sanitizers with cute Halloween labels, but I wanted to stamp my own and I'm glad I did because it's the cutest! :) You can't tell from the photo, but I left one of the top flaps up and punched a hole in it for the ribbon.
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
The petal cone die is the best! I used it to create this witch hat and used the vanilla shimmer, smooch spritz to give it a little sparkle. I cut one side off, so it's only three sided then placed it on top of a large oval die cut. Now I need to come up with a clever way to access the candy without destroying the hat. :) Hmmm...
Sep 23, 2011
They have Christmas trees and now Halloween trees?! I don't have one, but I think this would make a fun ornament for one. It's made with the Stampin' Up! treat cups and "Jack of all trades" stamp set, which is the cutest set ever. But remember...I love all things Halloween, so it's a given I'd love this set. :)
Sep 20, 2011
I thought I would use Fall colors considering it's almost here. Then I realized they're actually more like Halloween colors. :) I guess/hope this can be used for Fall or Halloween. Fall is such a beautiful time of year, it's too bad winter has to be right on its tail.
Sep 17, 2011
I recently attended the scrapbook expo and purchased this pillow box die cut. The thing I love about it, the bottom folds flat so it can stand! I had so much fun using it I couldn't stop. I made a Halloween project, which I'll be sharing in the next few weeks. :) Now I need to start thinking of a way to use it for Christmas! :)
Sep 14, 2011
You know how I feel about Hershey Nuggets :) ... so when "It's a wrap holidays" came out in the holiday mini catalog, I had to have it. This is going to be a fun set to use for each holiday.
Sep 10, 2011
A friend of mine sent me a card with this cute lady bug idea on it. I liked it so much, I wanted to give it a try. I made mine with the scallop circle punch then attached it to a large clothes pin. Now it can be removed and used on other things.
Sep 7, 2011
This is made with the Stampin' Up, box #2 die cut. I scored an 11 x 3 inch piece of designer series paper at 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 to wrap around the box. The stamp is from, "Lighthearted" which is in the new holiday mini catalog. Give it a try... it's a fun quick project. :)
Sep 3, 2011
Remember the altered mini milk carton? Here's another version... it's a pumpkin! I know... September just got here, but I can't help myself. :) I love making Halloween projects! This little cutie holds just the right amount of Halloween candy. Hmmm... is there a right amount? :)
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
Another great idea from Stampin' Up! You'll need two mini milk carton die cut pieces to make this adorable box. The milk carton has four sides and you only need three, so cut one side off on each die cut (the side without the tab). Score, fold and glue the two die cuts together. Be sure to use a strong glue. It's a little tricky folding the top down, but it's well worth the effort.
Aug 20, 2011
Christmas? Let me explain... I was looking through my MANY papers and found a package of adorable Christmas paper. I know I purchased it at a scrapbook expo, but I'm not sure how long ago. I fell in love with it all over again, so I immediately stopped what I was doing and made this tote. Now I'm excited to make more Christmas projects! Ok... from now on, I'll try to keep with the current holiday. :) If I don't, remember I said "try." LOL
Aug 17, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
Let's hear it for Hershey Nuggets!!! They are the easiest, and cutest candy to cover. There are so many ways to incorporate them into our projects. And let's face it... everyone loves to eat them. :)