Aug 31, 2016

Wish Big Cake Slice

I was determined I didn't need the Cutie Pie Thinlits because I have something similar. Wouldn't you know, it's become one of my favorites! Just look how cute and simple a birthday gift can be made! :) Now remember...I'm determined I don't need the Home Sweet Home Thinlits either, hehe.  ;) 

Aug 29, 2016

Frankenstein Popcorn Box

 Halloween?! I tried to hold out but I can't do it anymore! :) When I was making all those other projects with my popcorn box die I made this Frankenstein. I just love him! He has a friend I'll be showing soon, so stay tuned. Yay for Halloween, my favorite! :) 

Aug 27, 2016

Pillow Box Purse

I haven't made a purse in a while and thought the Square Pillow Box Thinlits would make a great start. I used the Oval Collection Framelits for the flap and a stamp from the Ready To Pop stamp set to make a tag. 

Aug 25, 2016

Bag In A Box

I haven't made a bag in a box in such a long time, I forgot how easy and stylish they can be. The stamp I used is from the Ready To Pop stamp set but the designer paper retired long ago. However, the gold binder clip is a new embellishment and a must have!

Aug 23, 2016

Gold Popcorn Box

I can't get enough of this popcorn box! :) I punched circles out of gold tape (found at Target) and adhered them to the box. It took a little time to punch and attach all the circles but the end result was well worth it. A couple of gold foiled chocolates, gold tag and gold tulle turned it into a glamorous little treat. :)

Aug 20, 2016

Halloween House

Stampin' Up! has a new thinlit set called, Home Sweet Home. I'm trying to convince myself I don't need it, so I used my popcorn box die to create this little house to prove to myself I can make something similar with the dies I already have. So far my plan is working, but as soon as I see a fun idea I can't duplicate with what I have..... no promises! ;) 

Aug 18, 2016

Wish Big Box

I have a great Sizzix die called Box W/Flap. I purchased it because it reminded me of a crayon box. :) For this project I didn't use it as crayon box, I used it as a birthday box. Although, it's back to school time so it would've been perfect for crayons. :)

Aug 16, 2016

Happy Hello Envelope Bag

I've been cleaning and organizing my stamp room and have found so many fun things I forgot I had! :) When I stumbled across the Happy Hello Simply Sent Kit I decided to create something with it, so I made this fun gift bag out of one of the envelopes.  I love how it turned out and the look of yellow and gray together.

Aug 14, 2016

Tea-riffic Butterfly Cup

Here's a simple tea gift. I used the word window punch to create a small notch from the butterfly so it can rest easily on the side of the cup.  I clipped a tag to my tea bag that I created with the Nice Cuppa stamp set and Cups & Kettles Framelits, which sadly both are retired. :(

Aug 11, 2016

Birthday Baker's Box

I'm happy the Baker's Box thinlits stayed in the new Stampin' Up! catalog. It's a good size box, easy to assemble and fun to decorate. I stamped this box with the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set. 

Aug 8, 2016

Card Gift Card

This fun card idea was on Rachel Tessman's blog,  I love the concept because it's your card and gift all in one! Thanks for the great idea Rachel!

Aug 4, 2016

Self Closing Boxes

I decided to make the self closing boxes I've seen everywhere.  They were much easier to create than I expected. The shape makes them a little challenging to embellish, but the way they close is fun. You can find many tutorials on YouTube for different sizes of these boxes. 

Aug 1, 2016

Birthday Cheers Card

Here's a fun simple card. Die cut balloons and Lots of Love stamp set. The stamp set has been retired for years, but it's one of the many sets I chose to hold onto and I'm glad I did. I hope this card inspires you to use the retired stamps you have because they can still make great cards! :)