Dec 29, 2015

Happy New Year Chocolates

Here's a simple party favor for the new year. I found the little gold boxes at Target. The gold is trendy, easy to embellish and fun to fill. Happy New Year!

Dec 26, 2015

Just For You Gift Bag

I made a medium size gift bag with my gift bag punch board then used the Botanicals For You, Sale-A-Bration stamp set, for the sentiment.  I love the large "just for you" stamp, it fit perfectly on the bag. The adorable bow paper clips are in the new occasions catalog and made a perfect embellishment. I can't get over how dang cute they are! :)

Dec 23, 2015

Merry Mints

A quick last minute stocking stuffer. I wrapped Icebreakers Cool Blasts Spearmint Chews in pattern paper and added a sweet little tag and bow.

Dec 21, 2015


Just a fun little treat holder made with the mustache framelit and petite purse die.

Dec 19, 2015

Cutie Pie Christmas

The cutie pie thinlit makes a great Christmas box because it has a Christmas tree shape. It's always great when a thinlit is versatile. It's a great way to sell yourself on purchasing it. ;) 

Dec 16, 2015

Ferrero Rocher Angel

Look at the sweet little angel I made out of a Ferrero Rocher.  I used a couple of circle punches and the bow builder punch to create it. I think it turned out pretty darn cute. :)

Dec 14, 2015

Christmas Tree Treat Box

I used my perfect pennants die to create this Christmas tree box.  It holds a chocolate truffle perfectly. 

Dec 12, 2015

Merry Christmas Basket

The berry basket bigz die makes a great holder for a Christmas gift.  I used the project life seasonal snapshot 2015 stamp set to create a tag, along with the bow builder punch.  Now all I need is the perfect gift to place inside.

Dec 10, 2015

Santa Pillow Box

Isn't this Santa the cutest?! I've seen a couple different versions of him on Pinterest.  I created mine with the word window punch, large oval punch, 1/2 circle punch, mustache framelit, 1 3/4 scallop circle punch, 2 3/8 scallop circle punch and the perfect pennants bigz die.  I can't get over how darn cute he is!! :)

Dec 8, 2015

Snowflake Curvy Keepsake

This summer I made a curvy keepsake box with a butterfly on top and loved it.  I decided to try a snowflake this time and guess what...I love it too! :) 

Dec 6, 2015

'Tis The Season Treat Bag

I used a glassine sheet to create a mini treat bag then tucked it inside a pocket I made with patterned paper.  I found the white pompom ribbon at Michaels.  Quite a while ago I purchased the Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags, from the Stampin' Up! clearance rack. I'm glad I did because they're making great additions to my Christmas projects this year. :) To finish it off I added the snowflake and rhinestone, for bling.  

Dec 4, 2015

Cutie Pie Christmas Tree

I used the cutie pie thinlit to create this Christmas tree. Yup, I broke down and bought it. I've seen so many cute projects made with it and gave into temptation. :) 

Dec 2, 2015

Christmas Wishes Box

This was super easy.  I cut a 2 X 2 tiny treat box in half then placed acetate between the two halves.  The bow is made from the bow builder punch. Soooo easy....

Nov 30, 2015

Merry & Bright

I used the November Paper Pumpkin to make a cute little tag for my candle holder, now it's perfect for Christmas decor or as a gift. :)

Nov 28, 2015

Holly Berry Box

Here's a sweet little box for a sweet little gift. It's a 2 X 2 box covered in merry moments designer series paper. I used the large oval punch and a small circle punch to create the holly. The "berry"  is the petite petals punch. 

Nov 25, 2015

Acorny Thanksgiving

I love, love, love the Acorny Thank You stamp set and Acorn Builder punch.  I hope I can figure out how to use it on a Christmas project or two, because I'm not ready to put it away. :)

Nov 24, 2015

Grateful Tote

I made this little tote with the petite purse bigz. It's a cute favor for girls, not so much for guys. :)

Nov 22, 2015

Thankful Treat

I cut maple leafs and attached them to individual caramel candies. It makes the treat extra special and looks festive too. :) 

Nov 20, 2015

Noel Triangle Box

Yay, my November Paper Pumpkin arrived! This kit makes 2 different styles of the cutest Christmas cards. But you know me...I prefer making 3D projects over cards! So, I made a triangle box with one of the cards and embellished it with the other items in the kit. I'll probably make another 3D project with this kit, but I think I'll make the Christmas cards too. :)

Nov 18, 2015

Nuts About You Jar

I found this little jar at Target in the dollar section. It only took a small tag to decorate it and a little trail mix to fill it. :)

Nov 16, 2015

Thankful Pillow Box

I used the square pillow box thinlit for this project. I know I'll get lots of use out of this thinlit. :) This project is cute for Thanksgiving, but with holiday paper and a new tag, it can be transformed into a cute Christmas package too. 

Nov 13, 2015

Thankful Cornstalk

The inspiration for this unique project came from Connie Babbert.  She made a darling one with M&M's, mine has Reese's Pieces, and hers was made with cardstock, but I decided to use a paper sack because it was more pliable. Thanks for the ingenious idea Connie!

Nov 11, 2015

Blissful Bouquet Treat

I made another cute project with my Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin. The envelopes don't have to be used just for the cards. :) I used chalk to color my flowers after stamping and cutting them out. The gold accents that come in the paper pumpkin are perfect because gold seems to be the new trendy color. 

Nov 9, 2015

Little Christmas Bag

I had to make this gift bag after watching the Stampin Up! "gift bag topper" video, on YouTube. It's made with the gift bag punch board. My favorite part is the clever way the video teaches how to keep the top flap closed by tucking it behind the sentiment. 

Nov 7, 2015

Thankful Fry Box

With just the right gift inside, this would make a great favor for Thanksgiving.  

Nov 4, 2015

Envelope Liner Scarecrow

This scarecrow turned out much cuter than I imagined. It's basically a pocket made with the smallest envelope liner framelit. The thin strip of striped paper makes the hat look slightly tipped. The notch in the top of the hat gives it a little character and makes it easy to get to the treat. I don't use my bird builder punch often so I was excited to use it on this.

Nov 2, 2015

Blissful Acorny Thanks

Here's a card I made with the Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin. I can't get enough of the acorn builder punch and wanted to use it too. Stay tuned for more projects because this paper pumpkin is very versatile. 

Oct 31, 2015

Oct 29, 2015

Eat If You Dare

Another project with the clip on witch hat.  Look how cute it looks clipped to a pumpkin!  I wrapped a box of Reese's Pieces with pattern paper and used a few of the items from my September Paper Pumpkin, which I'm still lovin'!  This would make a great gift for a co-worker.

Oct 27, 2015

Blissful Bouquet Gift

Here are the first projects I made with my October Paper Pumpkin, Blissful Bouquet. I created a gift sack with one of the envelopes and a matching card to go with it. The stamps and accessories in this paper pumpkin are perfect for feminine projects. 

Oct 25, 2015

Happy Halloween Baker's Box

Here's a quick and easy treat box for Halloween.  The baker's box, one single stamp and a little ribbon. 

Oct 23, 2015

Eat Me Bat Jar

For this project I used the straw and a couple stamps from my September Paper Pumpkin along with the 2" circle punch for the moon and the cupcake builder punch for the cloud. The bat is a retired punch. 

Oct 21, 2015

Best Witches Keepsake

A witch hat and curvy keepsake box thinlit create a cute Halloween treat holder. 

Oct 19, 2015

So Sweet Gift Bag

I'm trying to make projects with my September Paper Pumpkin before my October Paper Pumpkin arrives, which should be any day now. I loved this kit and I'm so excited for the next one! 

Oct 17, 2015

Candy Coffin

I wrapped a couple of Hershey candy bars with strips of paper to create a mummy. It's a perfect fit for my coffin. 

Oct 15, 2015

Halloween Take Out Box

The inspiration for this came from Chic n Scratch, 12 weeks of Halloween.  She has such fun ideas.  I made another one of those fun witch hat clips to put on the front and hold the spider web in place.  The handle is held in place with a bow on each side, made from the bow builder punch. 

Oct 13, 2015

Skull Candy

I folded down the sides of the berry basket bigz die, and being in the Halloween spirit, thought it looked something like a skeleton.  I know, weird huh? But, look at it with the skull on top. It definitely says skeleton. :) 

Oct 11, 2015

Bat Basket

How fun is this guy?!  I made a berry basket, then used the oval framelits and a circle punch to create wings for him.  He'll make a great addition to my Halloween decor. 

Oct 9, 2015

Cast-A-Spell Pillow Box

 I could hardly wait to get the new Stampin' Up! square pillow box.  I really like the size and it's easy to put together.  I used one of the squares included with the thinlits to create a window, then placed a cello bag inside.  I used the spiral flower die to create a coordinating flower to place on top the ribbons.  You'll notice the majority of my Halloween projects are made with Stampin' Up! discontinued paper, because I still love it and I need to use up my stash. :)

Oct 7, 2015

A Tasty Witch Treat

I didn't want the mustache framelit until I found instructions on how to make these adorable witch shoes.  I found the instructions a few months ago on She has so many clever uses for the mustache die. I appreciate her and her creativity. I created a carrier for a mini coffee cup then filled it with popcorn.  It looks like this witch is pretty excited about popcorn! :)

Oct 5, 2015

Oct 2, 2015

Fright Night Monster Munchies

What do you think of my monster? I made him with the fun fall and mustache framelits.  I refuse to quit using the retired products I have...they are too much fun! 

Oct 1, 2015

Happy Haunting Broom

I'm so happy with the September Paper Pumpkin!  These will make the best gifts, because they're so darn cute and you get 8 of them!  It's adorable if you make it just like the instructions, but I wanted to try something a little different. The stamps in this set are the best! 

Sep 29, 2015

Happy Happy Halloween Matchbox

The sweet hauntings tag fits on top the matchbox bigz die perfectly. Now I have a fun little package for a treat. 

Sep 27, 2015

My Lil' Pumpkin

The Dove's Halloween chocolates have a cute pumpkin wrapping, which made it perfect for my little pumpkin sentiment. 

Sep 25, 2015

Witch Hat Clip

If you haven't seen these adorable witch hats, I'm sure they'll be everywhere soon. They are sooo cute! It's a clothespin behind the hat, so it clips to anything.  I didn't have the tree punch so I used the smallest pennant on my perfect pennants bigz die. I still used the 2 1/2" circle punch but used the 1 1/4" circle punch for the center.  I'll be making more projects with this hat, because it's adorable!

Sep 23, 2015

Hello Fall Box

Hello Fall!  When I purchased the wonderful wreath framelits and stamp set, I knew I wasn't going to use it just for Christmas projects. Actually, my first thought on most of my purchases is, "how can I use this for Halloween?" :) This project isn't exactly Halloween, but it's the same season, FALL! My favorite season!

Sep 20, 2015

Trick Or Treat Smell My Feet

I put washi tape on a small clothes pin so it would look like a striped sock inside the witch boot. It's clipped onto a petite pocket, which can be used to hold the Halloween treat. 

Sep 17, 2015

And Cake, Oh My!

I really like the cutie pie thinlit, but I have a smaller die similar to it. However, I do like the larger size box, so I decided to pull out my petal cone die and see if I could create a larger one. With a few modifications and a ruler, this is the result. I'm so happy it worked and it's cute! The flower on top is made with the 2 3/8 scallop circle punch and coffee filters. 

Sep 14, 2015

Butterfly Treat Bag

Don't you just love treat bags?! They're perfect for any occasion and so many different things can be put inside. My bag is made from the typeset speciality designer series paper. It didn't take much to embellish it.  Another reason to love treat bags! :)