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Cocoa Cup

You can make a disposable coffee cup into a cute drink cup just by covering it with pattern paper.  I'd much rather drink from something cute, wouldn't you? :)

Let It Snow

I like the look of white on white, its very elegant. I've added  a button and ribbon from the sycamore street ribbon and button pack,  from the new sale-a-bration catalog, which will be available on January 22.

Snowman Card

When I saw this snowman card, Melissa Davies created, I knew I wanted to make one.  It was after the holidays, so I had to wait until this year, but he was worth it.  He is soooo darn cute!  He's made with the top note die, snowflake punch, 3/4 circle punch and 1/2 circle punch.  The brim of the hat is a piece of paper measuring 4 1/2 x 1.  The heart on the snowflake is from the owl punch. For his nose I took a small piece of orange paper and cut random pieces until I finally came up with a shape I liked.

Christmas Candy Jar

I love this jar from the perfectly preserved stamp set!   I stapled a tiny cello bag of skittles inside my project after using a square punch to make a rectangle shape, so the candy can be viewed.Love it!!

Apothecary Kiss Wrap

The largest die from the apothecary accents framelits makes a perfect wrap for three hershey kisses.  Here are two fun ways to decorate the wrapper.

Gingerbread Treat

How about a treat that stands on it's own! :)  This uses the envelope from the bitty box and envelope die and a frame from the peekaboo frames die. The two fit together perfectly to create a standing treat holder. The peeking gingerbread makes the treat that much cuter! :)

Kissmas Tree

Isn't this the cutest?!  You can find it on, along with easy to follow instructions.  I decorated my tree different and wanted my tree a bit shorter, so I only used one hershey nugget. Thanks for sharing this fun project Brenda! :)

Happy Holidays Tree Card

This card is made using the petite pennants builder punch.  It's a great way to use all the scrap pieces of designer paper.  I can't take credit for the idea and apologize because I can't find the original creator.  I appreciate they shared and their talent.

Gingerbread Lollipop

I thought I could live without the designer rosette die, until a friend of mine showed me a project similar to this, she made.  Of course, like many other dies, I had to have it! :) I'm not sure you can see the empty brad container behind the rosette.  I used the crop-a -dile to punch a hole on the side of the container for the sucker stick.  You'll have to use some hot glue to hold it securely.  I wrapped cellophane around my completed project, so it would look like a sucker.  I'll have to come up with more projects using the designer rosette, so I won't feel so guilty for buying it. ;)

Christmas Candy Bar Wrapper

Isn't this a fun wrapper for a candy bar?!  The instructions can be found on split coast stampers.  The paper bow is made with a 4 1/2 x 3/4 piece of designer paper and two large ovals, punched from the same paper.  The ovals are folded over, but not creased. I used a button for the center of my bow, but there are several fun options.  I think the bow makes all the difference, don't you? :)

Merry Christmas Tree Box

Template For Sale
This adorable Christmas box is made with my square hinged box template, which can be purchased in my "templates for sale."  Don't you think the 3D look of the Christmas tree is fun!?  The box measures 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 3/4.  Just imagine all the fun Christmas treats and gifts you can put inside! :)

Petal Cone Tree

The tree on this project is from the lovely as a tree set, it fits perfectly on the petal cone.  This would make a beautiful ornament or a fun way to package a Christmas gift.  

Snowflake Ornament Card

Don't you love this new single snowflake stamp, Stampin' Up! is offering?  It's a nice size and it matches the blossom punch, how clever! :) 

Gingerbread Kisses

This year at the Scrapbook Expo I purchased this sweet little die.  It's called, "Candy Cup."  I love the little scallop top and was delighted when I realized how perfect the little gingerbread, from the Scentsational Season stamp set, fit it. He's just as sweet as the candy cup!

Snowflake Tube

Sometimes you just want a fun way to wrap a gift, and using an empty paper towel roll is perfect!  The roll was a little long, so I cut it in half then wrapped it in white tissue paper, then designer paper.  The ends are tied  with lime green tulle.  To make the tag, I used the scallop punch with a couple snowflakes and rhinestones.  If this was given to me, I'd hate to unwrap it. :)

Gingerbread House

This is one of my all time favorite projects!  It's made with the mini milk carton.  The gingerbread man is from the got treats set.  The red and green candies on the side of the house are from the jolly bingo bits set. The door is made with both sizes of the tag punch.  I'm not sure this photo shows the glitter on the roof, but it's the most important.  It gives it the perfect final touch! :)

Mitten Tote

Template For Sale
Guess what?  This is my square hinged box template!  You knew I couldn't offer a template without it somehow turning into some type of tote (purse for short, hehe!)  Don't you think it's stinkin' cute!?  I cut off two small pieces and left one edge unscored, and look at the result!! Oh, and... I added a handle. If you'd like to purchase the template please click on "templates for sale." Stay tuned... more ideas using this template to come.

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish you and your family many blessings this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season.

Peeking Santa Lantern

Remember the Halloween lantern I made similar to this one?  I loved how it looked, so I thought I'd try it in a Christmas theme.  Isn't he the sweetest!?  I have a small battery operated tea light inside, which gives it the perfect little glow.  The container is the fancy favor die. To make the window I used the window frames collection framelits and two thin strips of paper. Santa is stamped on vellum and colored with chalk.  I was thinking...wouldn't several of these look cute hanging on a Christmas tree?

Dear Santa Stocking

Kit For Sale

I've loved this stocking since I first saw it! How can you not love it, when it makes adorable projects like this one. :)  I'm offering this as a kit, so if your interested in purchasing all the supplies needed to make this project, please click on "kits for sale."  I'd like to say the money is included, but I'd have to charge more. :)

Christmas Tree Petal Cone

Here's a fun little packaged treat. The petal cone die makes a great pouch and the tree framelit fits it perfectly.

Bird Box

I want to post a little something fall related before I start showing all the Christmas projects I've been working on. :)

Fall Friend Box

Template For Sale

I'm so excited and a bit nervous, this is my first attempt at creating a template and selling it.  I chose this type of box because I LOVE containers and it's the perfect size for gifts or treats. It measures approx. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 3/4.  If you're interested in purchasing the template click on "templates for sale" and I'll email the template along with simple instructions. I'll be posting variations of this box in future projects, so check back often. :)

Thanksgiving Petitie Purse

This colorful little purse can be used as a party favor or place card for your thanksgiving table.  You may not want to tell the guys it's a purse. :)  I've filled it with candy corns, but there are so many options.  

Thankful For Card

This time of year we reflect on the many blessing we have to be thankful for.  Personally, I have many blessing and things to be thankful for. I hope you do too. :)

Candy Bag

It's candy, candy, candy day. :) Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Mini Milk Carton

The mini milk carton and the got treats stamp set are so perfect together and make a cute Halloween treat.  Look how perfect the googly eyes fit the pumpkin, an added bonus! :)

Treats For Boo

Don't you love the new 1 1/4 scallop circle punch?  It's the perfect little size. The mixed medley hostess stamp set is just as cute.

Licorice Brooms

When I saw these cute licorice brooms in the Stampin' Up! catalog, I knew I wanted to make some.  The cutting and small pieces make them time consuming, but there so darn cute!

Spooky Bag

The glassine bags Stampin' Up! included in the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit are so much fun!  They don't have to be used with the tags in the kit, you can get creative and use them with other stamps and labels.  I think they'll be great for Christmas too!

Pumpkin Cookie

This would make the perfect treat to put with my spider cider! :)  I purchased the sweet pressed cookie stamps last year after Halloween and was sad I didn't get a chance to use this specific cookie press.  I wasn't going to miss the opportunity this year! To get the contrast in the face cutouts, I put orange crystal sprinkles inside each one, before baking. It takes some patients and time, but well worth the effort.  It's hard to eat them when they're so darn cute, but they taste as yummy as they look. :)

Spider Cider

A mini water bottle transformed into spider cider.  A healthy alternative to the sugar drinks, because we all know we get enough sugar in all that yummy Halloween candy. :) 

Boo Banner

I finally made a banner and it's not as difficult as I expected. :)  I love Halloween, so of course, it's a "BOO" banner!  The perfect pennants die was perfect for this project. :)

RIP Petal Cone

Thank you Selene Kempton for creating and sharing this fun project.  It's made with the petal cone die.  It only takes a few small cuts from the top and bottom of the petal cone to create the shape.  I turned mine into a slider treat holder, using a mini hershey candy bar, but you can easily fill it with any small candy.

Spooky Soap Dispenser

A little ribbon and a rub-on is all it takes to make a fun soap dispenser for Halloween.

Fancy Favor Lantern

How cute is this?!  It's a lantern made with the fancy favor die.  I used the label collection framelits to cut the window and a stamp from the toxic treats stamp set on a piece of vellum to cover it.  It has a small battery operated tea light on the inside. It's adorable sitting on a shelf and lit in the evening. :)

Happy Boo Card

Here's a cute and simple Halloween card.  It doesn't take much paper and is quick to put together.  I used the spider web embossing folder, perfect pennants bigz, 1 3/4 circle punch and monster munchies stamp set.

Bone Appetit Test Tube

The test tube is filled with candy shaped like bones.  The bone appetit stamp was a perfect match! :) The purple designer paper was cut with the labels collection framelits.  Don't let the ribbon fool you... it looks purple and black but it's gray and black.  If my photo skills were better, you'd see the rhinestones in the skeleton eyes.:)

Spider Cupcake

Wouldn't this make a fun gift for a co-worker or friend?  It's not edible, but they can decorate with it. :)  It's spider webbing!  Fun huh?!  Not all Halloween gifts have to be edible, right? :) To make the wrapper I used the perfect setting and flower folds die cuts.

Toxic Treats Apothecary Jar

I used a fall colored, rainbow stamp pad, to get the colored effect on the label, but you can easily get the same results by using several different markers.

Halloween Bat Pouch

I used discontinued Stampin' Up! items to make this pouch, but I have so many and don't want to part with them, especially if they're halloween related. :)  I used a glassine envelope, rub-ons and the bat punch.  Oh wait... I used the adorning accents edgelits to create the scallop along the top and it's not discontinued. :) The inside of the pouch has a piece of designer paper and sticks of gum.  

Bone Appetit Jar

Mason jars seem to be all the rage and I'm ok with that, I think they're great!  My Halloween jar was made with the apothecary accents framelits, spider web folder,    1 3/4 circle punch and the monster munchies stamp set (a must have stamp set)!!

Eat, Drink & Be Scary

Don't you think this would make the cutest treat for a kids Halloween party?!  I found these little orange drinks, peeled off the label, then used black stazon with an old retired Stampin' Up! set to make the face.  Candy corns aren't my favorite but they look so cute inside the 1 X 8 cello bags.  I think these would be simple enough for each party goer to make their own, and they'd have fun doing it!

Wicked Card

Look how fun and cute my witch skirt turned out. :) It's made with the scallop envelope bigz.  I originally planned on just the envelope but thought it needed more color.  I love the way it looks on the card!  To make the skirt, I cut a second envelope closure in black paper and layered a piece of black tulle ribbon between the two pieces to give the skirt a little ruffle.

Trick or Treat Pillow Box Wrapper

The pillow box die makes a great little wrapper for a small candy bar and the glimmer brad gives it the perfect amount of sparkle.  Imagine all the different colors you can use for this treat.

Halloween Boot

I made a boot similar to this last year and still love the idea, so I changed it up a bit this year.  I thought it would be cute if the treat was the witch's leg. :)  I made two boots and glued them together leaving a pocket for the treat. You're treat needs to be something a little flat and wide enough to look like a leg.  I used a package of gum and wrapped it in striped designer paper.  Love it!!

Celebrate Today

It doesn't take much to get me excited. :) When I first saw these straws all over the internet, I fell in love with them.  I finally found them for a reasonable price at Michael's and had to have them, especially because they came in Halloween colors!  I know you're supposed to drink from the straw, but it's so darn cute, I'd hate to ruin it. :)

Cupcake Birthday Class

It's all about cupcakes!! :)  These are the projects we made last night.  I just love the bright colors.  We didn't actually make the cupcakes.  I made them as a treat for the class, but the party hat was so darn cute, I had to include it in the picture. :)