Dec 30, 2014

Dec 28, 2014

Kisses and Confetti Cracker

There are several youtube videos explaining how to make these crackers. I thought it would be much harder, but they're simple and fun to make.  I filled mine with kisses (Hershey) and confetti to bring in the new year. :) 

Dec 24, 2014

Merry & Bright Tea Light

I placed a couple of holiday tea lights in a cello bag with a simple bag topper.  Now they make a great gift or party favor. Have a Merry Christmas!



Dec 22, 2014

Wondrous Wreath Jar

I finally used my Wondrous Wreath stamps and framelits.  It definitely takes time and practice, but the outcome is beautiful. A little washi tape and the wreath on a mason jar is a fun way to package a Christmas gift.

Dec 19, 2014

Joy Curvy Keepsake

I slightly altered the curvy keepsake box by folding down two of the sides instead of having all the pieces close on top.  I love how quick and easy this box comes together.


Dec 16, 2014

Merry Takeout

The Stampin' Up! gift bow die and expressions thinlits dies are all that's needed to turn a takeout box into adorable Christmas packaging.  I love the simplicity!


Dec 13, 2014

Holly Jolly Kisses

I love these little wooden spoons!  I've added a little washi tape to the handle and attached it to a small bag of Hershey Kisses.  It's a yummy, sweet treat. :)

Dec 11, 2014

Boxed Christmas Gift

The box #2 bigz die is the perfect size for holding two mini hand sanitizers and hand lotion.  Now I have a great little gift for a co-worker or friend. :)


Dec 9, 2014

Gingerbread Coffee Cup and Holder

I wish I could take credit for coming up with this fun holder for the mini coffee cups.  I can only take credit for how I decorated it.  I found the instructions on Sue Becker's website at rnrstamping.com.  She has simple and easy to follow instructions.  Thanks for sharing Sue!

Dec 5, 2014

Elf Gift Card Holder


Isn't this cute?!  I was going for something completely different and this was my outcome! :) I made a gift card holder with my envelope maker and attached Andes mints for legs.  The shoes are made from the top note die.  I cut it into four even pieces by cutting through the middle, both directions.  I used the  1 1/4 circle punch to cut a notch in two of the pieces. The white piece on top of each shoe is the christmas tree from the holiday collection framelits.  I cut it in half, then cut a little from the top and bottom, and presto... fur for the shoes! So cute!! :)

Dec 3, 2014

Christmas Tree Box

Remember my piece of cake box turned piece of pumpkin pie?  Well now it's a Christmas tree! :)

Nov 28, 2014

Christmas Cheer

A little holiday cheer! The small Martinelli's sparkling white grape drinks are so darn cute! They make perfect gifts for Christmas, which in turn can be used for New Year's.  I've attached a little pouch with a mini Ghirardelli chocolate, for an added treat. I'd keep this for myself if I liked white grape juice. :)



Nov 22, 2014

Pumpkin Pie

I turned a piece of cake box into a piece of pumpkin pie!  If only my real homemade pumpkin pies turned out this well. :)



Nov 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Envelope

I wish I had enough time to make one of these envelopes for each place setting at our Thanksgiving dinner table.  I'd put a note in each one with the reason I'm thankful for that person.

Nov 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Sour Cream Container

I haven't made a sour cream container in a very long time.  They're easy to make as long as you have good strong adhesive.  


Nov 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Gift Bag

I purchased the gift bag punch board. Each time I've used it I've done something wrong. :(  This bag looks cute, but it's not done the correct way. I'll keep trying...


Nov 8, 2014

Turkey Treat

I used my sizzix candy cup die along with the 2 3/8 and 1 3/4 scallop punches to make this tiny turkey.  The red thingy hanging from his nose (I don't know the technical name) is the stem off one of the pumpkins, in the fall fest framelits dies. He is so darn cute! :) 

Nov 4, 2014

Grateful For You Trail Mix

I've seen a cute little trail mix quote, for harvest blessings, that would work perfectly with this little treat.  Now if only I can find it. :)


Nov 2, 2014

Gratitude Pillow Box

I love the look of pillow boxes and they're fun to decorate too. I made this one with the Thanksgiving holiday in mind. It would make a great place card for the dinner table.




Oct 29, 2014

Caramel Apple Witch Hat

I made this witch hat with the perfect pennants die.  It stands up with the help of a caramel apple sucker.  Yummy! 
Have a safe and happy Halloween.

Oct 27, 2014

Halloween M&M's

The mini M&M's come in an orange container, which is perfect for Halloween.  It only takes a little paper and a tag to make them a cute Halloween treat. 

Oct 26, 2014

Halloween Coffins

I especially love this stamp because it works so well with my coffin box.  The vampire teeth are perfect too!


Oct 24, 2014

Pixy Broom

Let's face it... no one gets excited over one pixy stix.  However, if you turn it into a witch broom with a diamond bat, it suddenly becomes something to get excited about! :)

Oct 21, 2014

Witching Halloween Candy Bar

I decided I need to use my Tee Hee Hee stamp set before Halloween comes and goes. It's one of those sets I thought I had to have and now I just can't figure out how to use it. :(

Oct 18, 2014

Mummy Pocket

I made a little pocket to tuck my mummy into.  I think the kids will love this Halloween treat!


Oct 14, 2014

Owl Gift Card Holder

I have to say, I'm surprised owls are still so popular.  I made this one with an oval framelit and a few circle punches.  It's a gift card holder with a tag for a note. 

Oct 11, 2014

Curvy Keepsake Spider

The curvy keepsake box seems to be a hit.  The ideas are endless, so here's another one. A spider and some web in a clear curvy box. Love it!


Oct 8, 2014

Mouse Trap Treat

I saw projects made with these mouse traps last year, but didn't get a chance to make one.  They're kinda gross, in a fun sort of way. :)  I have a package of Reese's Pieces tied to the bottom of mine.  A little gross and a little sweet make for a great Halloween treat.


Oct 4, 2014

Cauldron Box

Guess what I used to make this cauldron?  The labels collection framelits. Fun huh?!  A little snip off the top and bottom and it's a cauldron. Who knew? :)  The green drippy stuff is made with a Martha Stewart punch and the little greeting is from the tee-hee-hee stamp set in the new Stampin' Up! holiday catalog.  

Sep 30, 2014

Pumpkin Envelope Liner

A square pumpkin?!  I made it with the Stampin' Up! envelope liners (the smallest one), the autumn accent bigz and the word window punch.  It's a fun alternative to the "norm" :)

Sep 26, 2014

Spider Eggs

I have sooo many of these cello bags and plastic spiders.  So it was only fitting to come up with a project combining the two.  I love the results! 

Sep 23, 2014

Fright Night Treat

I used the scalloped tag topper punch to make this little Halloween treat. It holds two Hershey Nuggets. 






Sep 20, 2014

Hello Fall Card

Can you believe it's almost Fall. The summer has come and gone so fast. :(  However, I love Fall, so I made a card to welcome it. I hope it doesn't come and go as fast as summer. 


Sep 16, 2014

Spider Box

Have you tried the gift box punch board? I used it to make this Halloween box. It's easy to use and makes different size boxes.

Sep 13, 2014

Boo Box

I created this cute little treat holder with the note tag punch and the fun fall framelits. Both are in the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog. 


Sep 9, 2014

Bloody Good Bite

I knew I had to have the Merry Everything stamp set, specifically for this stamp. Imagine how excited I was when I found this gross, but oh so cute treat, at the dollar store! :)  They are perfect together!! 

Sep 6, 2014

Matchbox Treats

Instead of  indivually wrapping each Hershey Miniature, I wrappped several of them and tucked them into the bottom half of the matchbox die. The trick or treat stamp is one of my favorites. I think the glimmer paper and ribbon give it a bit of glamour. :)


Sep 3, 2014

Toxic Treats

Here is another treat box made with the top half of the Stampin' Up! Hamburger box die. I knew I wanted to make another one specifically for Halloween, so here it is.  I can't wait to fill it with Halloween treats! 


Aug 30, 2014

Owl Fry Box

No stamping required on this owl fry box. I used circle framelits, circle punches, large oval punch and scallop circle punch. Think of all the fun things you can put inside.


Aug 27, 2014

Frankenstein Food Jar

This is what you get when you use green and black paper and turn the Sizzix food jar die upside down, a bewildered Frankie :) Because of my obsession with Halloween, I usually imagine everything as a Halloween project. I'm so excited to start making Halloween things!!!

Aug 23, 2014

Hello Desk Set

It's back to school time, so I created a quick and simple matching pen and notepad. I used a small package of sticky notes and made a cover with the scalloped tag topper punch. The hardest part of this project was putting a rolled piece of paper into the pen. 



Aug 19, 2014

Birthday Pizza

I found a package of gummy candy, shaped like fries and hamburgers, at the grocery store. My original thought was to use them with the hamburger or fry box dies. Then I noticed it had a gummy pizza, so I used that instead. :)  It fit perfectly in my Sizzix shaker box die. Cute huh?! Of course a pizza needs a pizza cutter. I used a circle punch and word window punch for part of the cutter. The black handle is a random piece of paper I cut to size. 


Aug 16, 2014

Thanks A Melon

Summer...the perfect time for watermelon.  Even if it's made out of paper :) I used the circle framelits and petite purse die to make this treat holder. 

Aug 13, 2014

Thinking Of You Gift Sack

If you pick the right designer paper, you only need a couple more embellishments to complete the project :)


Aug 9, 2014

Floral Frames Chocolate Box

This sweet little candy box is made using the largest flower in the floral frames collection framelits. It holds 3 Hershey Miniatures perfectly. I found the instructions on karteundkunst.blogspot.com. I believe it's written in German, but she has pictures, which are easy to follow. You'll find it in her November 2013 archives. Thanks for sharing Sabine. 


Aug 6, 2014

Wonderful Life Card

I prefer to make 3d projects, but you always need cards. So for this card, I punched out a circle and held it in the middle of the card while I sponged around it with orange ink. I used the banners framelits, perfect pennants stamp set, petite petals punch, petite petal stamp set and the envelope punch board to make the matching envelope. 



Aug 2, 2014

Tag Topper Notepad

Becky Roberts showed these cute little key ring notepads on her blog. I liked the idea and wanted to try my own. It's made with the scalloped tag topper punch and lined notecards, which are found with the school supplies. I used the hearts framelits to cut the heart in the center of the cover. The binder ring is wrapped with ribbon. 


Jul 30, 2014

Be Happy Treats

I found these fun colored sandwich bags at Target. I cut the zip lock off the top and randomly stamped flowers on it with white Stazon ink, then I filled it with yellow gumballs and tied a little tag on it. Don't you think yellow is such a happy color?! :)


Jul 26, 2014

Coffee Cup Pillow Box

 I try to look at all my die cuts in different ways and this particular pillow box die cut, from sizzix, screamed coffee cup. It only needed a couple strips of paper across the top to make it happen. Too bad I don't drink coffee. 


Jul 23, 2014

Fin-tastic Treat Cup

I found these little cups at the dollar store and new I could make something fun with them.  I filled one with goldfish snack crackers and used this fin-tastic stamp on top. Wouldn't it make a great treat to put in your child's lunch sack?