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."

Apr 21, 2017

A Sweet Baker's Box

 
I can't believe the Baker's Box Thinlits are being retired. I adore this little box. I'm glad I was able to get the Tasty Treats Speciality DSP before it retires too. Look how cute the two look together. Now they'll both be a thing of the past. ☹️

Apr 19, 2017

Flowered Window Box

 
I'm having a great time with the Window Box Thinlits. I like the look of the black and white stripes on this box.  The flower on top was created with my Flower Folds Bigz Die.

Apr 17, 2017

Birthday Window Box

 
The banner in the Window Box Thinlits is so clever. When you see the little die you'd never guess it would make a dimensional banner like the one on this box. So fun! 😊

Apr 15, 2017

Easter Brunch Egg Carton

 
Hi Mari! 😉 Remember the "Mini Carton Of Cards" post? Guess what? This is the bottom half of that mini eggs carton. 😊 I'm making a couple of these for our Easter brunch table decor. I found the cute bunny ears at Target. They are suppose to be napkin rings.  Look how perfect a plastic egg fits inside! Sorry, no stamping on this project. Happy Easter! 🐇

Apr 13, 2017

Sour Cream Bunny

 
Before I sealed it closed, I tucked ears inside I made with oval punches.  Now I have a sour cream bunny! 😊

Apr 11, 2017

Egg-stra Special Card

 
Wow, another Easter card! You know I don't make many cards, so two for one holiday, I'm on a roll. 😉 I have to give the credit to the Basket Bunch Bundle. It's so cute and easy to use.  

Apr 9, 2017

Bunny Nuggets

  
Here's an easy Easter treat for a co-worker or friend.  I used a 2 x 8 cello bag for the candy.  The tag is made from the Basket Bunch stamp set and Basket Builder Framelits. 

Apr 7, 2017

Basket Bunch Candy Wrapper

 
Making projects more "male" oriented is not easy for me. I used wisteria wonder on this project hoping it could be given to a male. I don't know if the bow changed all that. 🤔 What do you think? 😉 This box was created with the Candy Wrapper Bigz and Basket Bunch Bundle.  I'm going to fill it with jelly beans.  Regardless if I give this to a girl or boy they'll appreciate jelly beans. Right?! 😊

Apr 5, 2017

Bunch Of Chocolate Carrots

 
I created a little flower pot with my popcorn die. It's the perfect little pot for growing carrots. Chocolate carrots! 😃 I used the Basket Bunch stamp set and Basket Builder Framelits to create a little matching tag. 

Apr 3, 2017

Somebunny Sweet Slider Box

 
Who said you have to stamp and die cut this bunny? You can just die cut it and add a small pom pom. Now you have the back side of a bunny! So easy and sooo cute! 😊

Apr 1, 2017

Avant Garden Easter Card

 
I'm really enjoying the Avant Garden stamp set. It's been a happy surprise! 😊 I can't believe how easy this card was to make and how much I like it, which is saying a lot, because I'm not much for making or liking the cards I create. 😉

Mar 30, 2017

Bunny Baker's Box

 
This simple little bunny box will be great filled with Easter candy and tucked inside an Easter basket.  It's like a gift within a gift. 😉

Mar 28, 2017

Bunny Berry Basket

 
Don't you think the Berry Basket Bigz Die is perfect for Easter? I chose not to create the entire basket because I only need it to hold a small treat and gift card. 😊

Mar 26, 2017

Mini Carton Of Cards

 
Look...this is the top half of a mini egg carton.  Can't let any part of these cuties go to waste and I only needed the bottom half for another project.  So why not fill it with cards?!  Several 3 x 3 cards and envelopes to be exact. Fun huh?! 😊

Mar 24, 2017

Banner Easter Egg Carton

 
I'm so excited about these mini egg cartons. I've been experimenting with them and love all the results.  They'll definitely be an addition to our Easter table.

Mar 22, 2017

Easter Popcorn Box

 
This little box will hold plenty of Easter treats. It had to be the simplest Easter project I've made and one of my favorites. I used the Popcorn Box die and Basket Builder Framelits.

Mar 20, 2017

Chocolate Bunny Holder

 
After I created this little package a funny thing happened. I was placing the bunny inside and squeezed a little to hard and crushed it. Can you say hollow? 😳 The irony...my sentiment says "may all your chocolate be solid" 😆

Mar 18, 2017

Double Bunny Basket

On YouTube, Paper Smycho has a tutorial showing how to create Hershey's Nuggets wraps with the envelope punch board.  It's a clever and easy way to wrap them.  After wrapping two nuggets and using stamps from the Basket Bunch stamp set, I created a little basket with the Window Box Thinlits to hold them.

Mar 16, 2017

Lucky Chocolate Coins

I've been looking through past Paper Pumpkin kits and realized they are filled with a variety of fun things I'd forgotten about. ☹️ I chose a cello bag and gold clip from my Filled With Love kit to create a St. Patrick's day treat. Maybe I should look through my kits every time I need a little inspiration. 😊

Mar 14, 2017

Treat Yourself Gift Card Holder

This is the gift card holder I made with the February Paper Pumpkin.  I put a gift card for a restaurant inside because everyone "deserves" to be treated to a yummy meal. 😋

Mar 12, 2017

Easter Window Box

What do you think about a Window Box Easter Basket?  Can't put much in it but it sure is cute and fun to make.  I basically cut the window box in half, with the exception of the back piece.  However, 🤔 even that can be cut off.  Your choice! 😊

Mar 10, 2017

St. Patty's Day Chocolate

Remember the "Love You Lots Chocolate" post I did for Valentine's? Well this is the St. Patrick's Day version. 😊


Mar 8, 2017

Many Happy Birthdays Chocolate

The Many Happy Birthdays Paper Pumpkin has been very challenging for me.  I don't plan on making the projects it was intended for, so I needed to think of new ideas.  After lots of playing I finally came up with a couple of ideas.  This one is a candy bar wrapper.  I punched a hole in the top of the wrapper and put ribbon through it so it can be pulled out easier.  The other project I created is a gift card holder I'll be posting later so stay tuned. 🙂

Mar 6, 2017

Cool Treats Birthday Card


Don't you love the cheerful colors on this card? It screams "happy" 😊 The Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats Framelits are so much fun and will be great for the summer months.  Now if summer or at least warm weather would hurry and get here, I'd be as happy as this card. 😉


Mar 5, 2017

Tasty Truck Matchbox

I'm still looking for ways to use the Tasty Trucks stamp set on cards.  In the meantime, I noticed it fits on my matchbox die perfectly.  Best of all the matchbox can be filled. :)

Mar 4, 2017

St.Patrick's Day Lollipop

Another fun use for the Cheerful Tags Framelits...a cover for a LifeSavers Lollipop.

Mar 2, 2017

Happy Easter Egg Carton

The mini egg cartons were a must when I saw them in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.  I was especially delighted when I learned they could be colored!  It only takes rubbing alcohol, a few drops of Stampin' ink refill and a Stampin' Spritzer.  I filled my spritzer 2/3 of the way and added 7 drops of rose romance (retired) ink.  I didn't get the coverage I wanted so I filled the spritzer a second time to get the color and coverage I was looking for. It's an easy process just make sure you have something under the carton to catch the over spray.  ;)  


Feb 28, 2017

Endless Birthday Wishes Bag

This little bag is made with a 6 x 6 sheet of paper.  It's similar to the box in a bag design, without the box.  I found the instructions on kreativblogbyclaudi.blogspot.de.  I'm happy she shared the instructions because it's adorable and easy to make.  Thanks Claudia!

Feb 25, 2017

Leprechaun Fry Box

Isn't this a fun fry box?! I wanted something a little different for St. Patricks's day this year and thought this would be fun.  I used the Fry Box Bigz, Envelope Liners Framelits and Mustache Framelits to create it. 

Feb 23, 2017

Yummy Big Wish

I think the monsters in the Yummy In My Tummy stamp set are so darn cute! This time I turned this little guy into a box and filled it with a couple of Hershey's chocolate caramels.  He's colored green and blue so he can be given to anyone. :)

Feb 21, 2017

Pretty Pocket Chocolate


You know I can never leave well enough alone. I scored a 1/4" line next to each of the pre-made score lines (towards the cutout) on the sides and bottom of one of the cards, in the Pretty Pocket Card Kit, and turned it into a pouch for candy bars. The back of the card is trimmed approximately 3/4" before it was closed. 


Feb 19, 2017

Balloon Birthday Bag

I can't get enough of the gold heart bags in the Adoring Arrows Paper Pumpkin. I'm so glad there are lots of them!  I used pool party ink to give this one an ombre appearance. The balloon is from the Balloon Framelits.

Feb 17, 2017

Pink Flowered Heels

Quite often I challenge myself to make something with one of my dies I haven't used in a long time. This was the case with my Sizzix Ballroom Slipper die.  Look how cute this pair of shoes turned out! This challenge was a success. I wish I could say that about other project challenges I've given myself. ;) 

Feb 15, 2017

Avant Birthday Wishes

When I picked the Avant Garden set as one of my free Sale-a-bration sets I second guessed myself, because I don't do much with flower stamps.  Guess what... I like it! :)  The simplicity and the sentiments make the set fun and easy to use.