Aug 21, 2017

Curvy Keepsake Purse

Look at this fun little purse I made with my Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits.  The top of the purse is a 1 x 1 1/2 piece of paper (one on the front one on the back) and the handle is made from the Oval Framelits.  I glued one end of a small strip of paper to the back side of the purse.  The other side goes through the handle and tucks behind the scallop circle, to keep it closed. 

Aug 18, 2017

Apple Hello

Does anyone else feel like we were just saying school is out for the summer?  And now the kids are going back to school?!  What?!  That was quick!  Next thing you know, we'll be wishing one another "Merry Christmas" 😉  Well, when I realized school was starting soon I decided to create a little something school related, so I created a little apple with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

Aug 16, 2017

Bike Birthday Box

I adore the Bike Ride stamp set!  I especially like the way the little rack can hold things, like this little cupcake. 😊  I made this box an inch wide so it would be easy to fill.  How would you fill your box? 

Aug 13, 2017

Big Day Polka Dot Bag

Don't you get excited when you find a great bargain? I found these black and white polka dot bags at Joann Crafts.  I folded the top down and used one of the dies in the Stampin' Up! Baker's Box Thinlits to create the slot for the handle. I knew it wouldn't take much to dress it up and it didn't.  The hardest part was choosing the color for the embellishments because so many colors look great with black and white.

Aug 9, 2017

Friendship Cookies

A yummy treat to a great friend.  All you need to do is fill a cello bag with a yummy treat and tie it with ribbon.  Next, add a simple flower and sentiment to a belly band.  A couple embellishments turn something plain and simple into a sweet, unique gift. 😋

Aug 6, 2017

With Love Pillow Box

Look, I used my fuse tool again! 😊 This time I fused a tiny tag and mini beads inside a banner shaped tag.  I stamped the sentiment on the outside of the tag with StazOn ink.  The box was made with the Square Pillow Box Thinlits.  I'm having a great time with the fuse tool!

Aug 4, 2017

Flower Shop Gift Cards

Here are the cards I tucked inside my Flower Shop Gift Box. I stayed with the same pink, black, glimmer paper and Flower Shop stamp set.  The sentiments are from the Avant Garden stamp set. 

Aug 1, 2017

Flower Shop Gift Box

I made this gift box with my Sizzix Bigz Die, Box w/Scallop Flap & Flowers.  The die is intended to be a gift card holder. I cut  and connected two boxes together (one minus the top flap) to create a gift box.  One side of the box is holding a package of gum, the other side has three cards.  I'll be showing the cards on my next post so stay tuned. 😊

Jul 29, 2017

Positively Picturesque Box

Here's a project I created with my Positively Picturesque Paper Pumpkin. I used one of the smallest envelopes in the kit.  You start by sealing the envelope, then cut 3/4" off the top and score 3/4" on each of the remaining sides.  Place your hand inside the envelope and work it into a box.  I folded down the top so the inside pattern can be seen then used a bow clip to attach a tag made with stamps from the kit.

Jul 25, 2017

Cupcake Birthday Pouch

How about a birthday notecard instead of a birthday card? You can still write a little something on it and tuck a gift card inside too! 

Jul 22, 2017

A Pillow Box Just For You

Is anyone else having a difficult time being creative? It's something I enjoy, but there are so many other things to do during the summer months. Luckily, this pillow box was quick and easy.  It's an idea I'd been thinking about for some time.  Hopefully I'll keep getting quick and easy ideas! 😉

Jul 18, 2017

Hello Fuse Card

I bought myself a fun new tool, the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool.  It's used to seal photos or embellishments inside page protectors.  It definitely takes a little practice, but look at the fun pouch I made and filled with sequins! Can you imagine the possibilities?! My tool is by Becky Higgins because I like it in white. The other is by We R Memory Keepers and it's blue. From my research they function the same.

Jul 15, 2017

Cool Treats Birthday Box

With the above average summer temperatures, what would be better than ice cream?!  I was would be great to put Dippin Dots inside this box! 😋  If you haven't tried them you need too.  They are tiny frozen ice cream pellets.  They'd taste great right about now. 😊

Jul 11, 2017

Window Box Tea

This tea pouch is made from the Window Box Thinlits.  Both sides of the pouch are die cut to look the same.  The cup and tag are from the Cups & Kettle Framelits.  To complete it I tucked White Peony Tea inside.

Jul 9, 2017

Butterfly Thanks

It's the perfect time of year for butterflies. So why not a butterfly card? 😊  This year I've seen so many colorful butterflies.  None with shimmering, silver hearts on the outside.  But I'll bet they have shimmering little hearts on the inside. 😉

Jul 6, 2017

Let's Celebrate Cutie Pie

What do you think about this box for a black tie affair? Actually, I think the Cutie Pie Thinlits are perfect for creating a wonderful gift for any special occasion.  Don't you? 

Jul 2, 2017

Star Spangled Window Box

I'm sure you've figured out by now, I like the Window Box Thinlits.  I was happy to see it in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  This time I turned it into a star spangled box by using my Star Framelits to create a window on top.  Now I have to decide if I should give one of these or the Ghirardelli chocolate squares to my family for the 4th of July.  Hmmm...maybe both.? 🤔😋

Jun 30, 2017

Blackberry Bliss Bag

When I saw my unopened blackberry bliss paper I was shocked.  I can't believe I hadn't used it.  It's such a beautiful, deep, rich color and looks great combined with pool party.

Jun 27, 2017

Cherry Thankful

Cherries remind me of summer, so I thought a cherry card was a great way to say welcome. In Utah we've had 90 plus temperatures the last few weeks so it feels like summer came weeks ago.  I guess I blinked and missed spring. 😫

Jun 24, 2017

Red, White & Blue Chocolate

Dont you love when you create something in just minutes?!  Normally I spend lots of time on each project.  This one came together quick and I love the results! I wrapped three Ghirardelli chocolate squares with paper from the Sending Love DSP.   After tucking them inside a cello bag I used gold twine to attach a couple stars I made with my Stars Framelits.

Jun 22, 2017

Jelly Bean Pouch

I can't remember the last time I made one of these pouches.  They are so quick and easy to make.  I made mine with a 6x6 sheet of paper but they can be made in any size.  I'd recommend making them a little larger otherwise you're limited to what can be tucked inside.

Jun 19, 2017

Clear Celebration Chocolate Box

I found these Dove dark chocolates at Target.  I love the red, white and blue wrappers. I love dark chocolate too, so it was a win all the way around for me! 😋  Have you seen all the different candies with patriotic wrappers?!  They make it easy to create fun holiday projects. 👍

Jun 17, 2017

A Father's Day Card

Trees are great for many types of cards.  I chose to put a bold patterned paper behind my trees to create a Father's Day card.  I think the look is clean and classic, don't you? Happy Father's Day! 

Jun 14, 2017

Donuts Just For You


The Paper Pumpkin for May was all about donuts and I missed out. ☹️ However, I wasn't going to let that stop me from creating with donuts!  So, I pulled out my 2", 1 3/4" and 3/4" punches and got busy creating.  After I punched a 1 3/4" circle from pink paper I free handed the outer edge to give it and "icing" look.  I searched through my stamps and found a sprinkle stamp in my Sweet Scoops stamp set, because donuts need sprinkles. 😊  The cover was made with my Fry Box Bigz Die.  The final and best part is the Hostess mini donut I placed inside. 😋

Jun 12, 2017

Mustache Box

I don't have many masculine stamps or embellishments but I do have this mustache die. After attaching a die cut mustache to a mini clip, I used it to attach a tag to my box.  Luckily I had masculine looking paper to create the tag. 😉 Now that I'm looking at this post, I find it funny I don't have masculine stamps or embellishments but I have a mini hammer. What?! 🤔😜

Jun 9, 2017

Mini Black & White Purse

Purse time!  I thought it was time to create one of my favorites, a purse! ❤️  I found the video for this purse, made from a 6x6 sheet of paper, on YouTube.  It's created by Maymay Made It Crafts.  Isn't it adorable? So is Maymay. Thanks for sharing! 

Jun 7, 2017

Flowered Birthday Gift Card

I used a couple items out of the One Great Year Paper Pumpkin kit to create this gift card holder.  It's actually a card and gift card holder in one.  I created a small pocket on the front to hold the gift card, this way I can add a sentiment to the inside of the card. 

Jun 4, 2017

Chocolate Pocket Change

Do you have stamp sets you just can't part with?  I'm so happy I kept a set called Pocket Fun (retired years ago).   It has a pocket stamp similar to Pocketful of Sunshine, in the new Stampin' Up! catalog. When I saw this new set I was reminded of mine, so I pulled it out and created a pouch for pocket change...the chocolate kind! 😋

Jun 2, 2017

It's Your Birthday Curvy Keepsake

I have money rolled up and tucked inside this birthday creation.  Nothing better than cash on your birthday, am I right? 🤑 I made this gift with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits, which Stampin' Up! retired. What?! Why?!...😫 

May 30, 2017

A Treat For Someone Tweet

You know I won't stop using Thinlits just because they've been retired. 😏  I made this birdhouse with the recently retired Baker's Box Thinlits Dies.  I've been trying to decide if it should be filled with candy or bird seed. 🤔

I cut the tab on one side so you can open and close it easily.  The ribbon helps keep it closed too, but I think it adds to the charm. 😊

May 28, 2017

Thank You Pansy Card

The square piece on this card was originally a 3 x 3 card.  I wanted a bigger card so I took the card front, added a black mat, then angled it on a bigger card.  The only other thing it needed was black baker's twine to finish it off. 

May 26, 2017

Thanks For Being You Tote

I saw this cute tote on Pinterest and wanted to make one.  Luckily has a video showing how to create this little cutie.  I appreciate she took time and effort to post the video. Thanks! 

May 23, 2017

Just Beecause Matchbook

When was the last time you made a matchbook?  It's been a while since I made one.  I forgot how easy and fun they are to make.  This photo doesn't show the sparkle from the Wink of Stella, I used on the bee's wings. ☹️  It definitely added just the right touch to my "just beecause" treat. 😊

May 20, 2017

Balloon Birthday Slider Box

I just adore the Treat Slider Box Die by My Creative Time.  It holds 4 Hershey's Nuggets perfectly.  Cash would fit perfectly too. 😉  I decorated the top with the Balloon Adventures stamps and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies. 

May 18, 2017

Sweetest Yellow Polka Dot Bag

This yellow bag is so bright and cheerful. Not to mention yummy, with the Cool Treats added to the tag. 😋

May 15, 2017

Thank You Teacher

Thank you teachers for all you do and have done for our children.  I appreciate you!

May 13, 2017

Special Day Flower Jar Card

For all Moms on your special day... I filled a jar with flowers from my "One Great Year" Paper Pumpkin kit, just for you.  Happy Mother's Day! 😘

May 11, 2017

Butterfly Gift Bag

Yep, I'm still creating with my past Paper Pumpkin kits. 😊  This project is an envelope from the March 2016 Pocket Full of Cheer kit.  After sealing the sides and bottom of the envelope I scored each of them 1 inch to create the actual bag.
I only glued the bottom part of the butterfly wings to the back of the bag.  This way the flap can be tucked behind the top of the butterfly to keep it closed. 

May 9, 2017

Many Happy Birthdays Gift

This little package was created with my Many Happy Birthdays Paper Pumpkin.  It's holding a Ghirardelli chocolate square.  Don't you think this would be a yummy surprise tucked inside a birthday gift? 🤔😊

May 7, 2017

Pretty Petals Popcorn Box

Don't you love when a die can be turned into something other than intended? I wouldn't have guessed my Popcorn Box Die could create a sweet little box like this one. Pretty Petals DSP, time and creativity were helpful too. 😉 Once I created the box I cut 1 1/2 inches down on all four score lines.  I folded two sides down and clipped the other two together. 

May 5, 2017

Bicycle Hello Card

If I haven't said it before, I really like bicycle stamps and dies! 😍 This bicycle is part of the Sizzix, Whimsy & Delight Thinlits.  Isn't is delightful? 😊 I also used the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Balloon Framelits and Banner Punch. 

May 2, 2017

Jelly Beans For You

Hopefully you're like me and keep your scrap pieces of paper. This is one of those projects that only requires your scraps. Don't you love when that happens?! 😉

Apr 30, 2017

A Tasty Treat Gift Bag

I decided to get out my Gift Bag Punch Board (because I haven't used it in a while) and the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP (because it's stinkin' cute) and make a bag. 😊  I used an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white cardstock to make a medium size bag then added a 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 piece of DSP to the front.  I especially like the wooden spoon embellishment tied with the thick baker's twine. I can hardly wait to fill this and give it away!

Apr 28, 2017

Sealed With Love Truffle

The Sealed With Love stamp set has the cutest tiny stamps. I used three of them on my truffle wrap, which is simply a 2 x 7 piece of white cardstock punched on both ends with the scalloped tag topper punch then tied with ribbon. I added Wink Of Stella to the hearts for a little glimmer. 

Apr 26, 2017

Yippee Birthday Card

Yippee! I finally used the other monster from the Yummy In My Tummy stamp set.  He's a cutie with a little color. 😊

Apr 23, 2017

Tasty Birthday Pillow Box

Isn't the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP fun?! I used a piece of one sheet to create a pillow box, then from another sheet I used a circle punch to create a tag.  The only thing I stamped was the "happy birthday."