Only two weeks until Halloween and I still have so many projects to share, like this spooky-licious bag of chocolates. This stamp from "The Little Things" stamp set by Stampin' Up! looks great with little effort. All I needed was the tag and twine to make this treat. I love the bag! It has a window and a zipper for resealing! I found a package of them at a local store. It was a great find! 😊
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 14, 2017
This is the cutest tiny Halloween treat. I made it with the Stampin' Up! Best of Halloween stamp set and Note Tag punch. The bat is part of the Echo Park Haunted Mansion die set.
Oct 12, 2017
This little treat is made from the Cheerful Tags Framelits. I was inspired by the one Nutmeg Creations made. It's so cute! I'm sure you can use either tag framelit, I preferred the one with the round top. I cut it twice then trimmed 2 1/4" off the square side of each piece to create the bottom. A 2" paper straw is sandwiched between both sides and glued to keep it closed.
Oct 10, 2017
There's nothing easier than a cello bag gift. The Stampin' Up Festive Phrases stamp set helped keep it easy too. I made a simple tag with the adorable "pick your potion" stamp. Actually all the stamps in this set are adorable! 😊
Oct 8, 2017
My spooky tree matchbook is holding a small package of M&Ms. Just think of all the different Halloween treats you can tuck inside. The matchbook is one of those projects that can easily be mass produced for family, friends or co-workers.
Oct 6, 2017
What do you think? Creepy or cute? Kinda both? 😊 I think it screams Halloween! The box is My Creative Time, Treat Slider Box. The skeleton is part of Recollections, Halloween clear stamp and die set. I purchased it a few weeks ago at Michaels, and the "creepy" is from the Stampin' Up set Halloween Bash. My favorite is the bow tie, it's two of the tiny triangles from the Stampin' Up Sprinkles punch, because sprinkles make everything better! 😉
Oct 4, 2017
I adore the many projects I've seen with witch boots. I'm having fun coming up with my own ideas. Here's an easy way to use them on a Ghirardelli dark chocolate square. Cute huh?!
Oct 2, 2017
I found these orange polka dot bags last year after Halloween. After adding a ghost, cut from the Fun Fall Framelits, and the black and white baker's twine, it became one of my favorite projects. My favorites are always the most simplistic.
Sep 30, 2017
This die is part of a set from Echo Park Paper called Haunted Mansion. I cut two of them and created this little box. The bat is part of the set and the moon was made with a 2" circle punch.
Sep 28, 2017
Sep 26, 2017
Have you seen these Dove, Witches Mix chocolates?! I found them at Target. They are so much fun! Look at the colors and pictures on the wrappers. I thought adding a witch hat clip and putting them in a cello bag was a fun way to present them. 😊
Sep 24, 2017
Now I feel like I can officially move on to Halloween projects. Yippee! Here's a quick little treat to start off. If you've been following my blog you know how much I love making Halloween projects! I'll be posting more often so stay tuned. 😉
Sep 22, 2017
Can you believe it's officially the first day of Fall? I suppose this gift bag can be given any time of year but its colors make it ideal for this time of year. Now I need the perfect Fall treat to put inside. 😊
Sep 20, 2017
Here are a couple of treat boxes I made with the Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Kit. I punched an oval circle in the first one to create a handle. The other is a box cut in half, which is great because it gives you two treat boxes to decorate, fill and give. The leaves on each were created with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.
Sep 18, 2017
I cut the lid and both inside flaps off a 2 x 2 x 2 tiny treat box then created a clear sleeve to cover it. The flowers are made with the Spiral Flower Originals Die. I used my large scallop punch and a coffee filter to create the layer under the flowers, which I polka dotted with a pencil eraser and Pool Party ink. The final step was to wrap it with thick baker's twine and tie a bow.
Sep 15, 2017
Perhaps my tag should say "Hello Fall" because the temperatures in my city have taken a dramatic drop. Don't get me wrong, I love Fall, but I'm not ready for summer to end, it went by so quickly. ☹️ Wouldn't you know...after I created this pillow box my September Paper Pumpkin showed up. All I can say is, "great minds think alike." 😉
Sep 13, 2017
I used my August Paper Pumpkin kit and the Yummy In My Tummy stamp set to make this fun, "You Did It" card. I can hardly wait to get the September Paper Pumpkin kit. I hope it's Halloween related! 😉
Sep 10, 2017
Sep 7, 2017
Sep 4, 2017
One thing that attracted me to the Bike Ride stamp set and the Build A Bike Framelits were all the fun items that can be added to the bike. I knew I could use them to make a variety of projects, like this gift bag. All I used were the sweet flowers and basket. 😊
Sep 2, 2017
I used the Window Box Thinlits to create a cover for this small treat box. The sides are covered in strips of designer paper. I added a small "thanks" tag and ribbon. Now as I look at this project I wonder why it was so time consuming. 🤔
Aug 30, 2017
I like the Stampin' Up! Wood Crate Framelits but don't think I'd get enough versatility out of them. I do however have other dies that are versatile. 👍 I used my Box #2 Bigz XL die, horizontal slot punch and a die from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits to create my version of a wood crate. The jars are little boxes I made with the Cannery Set Framelits. All these dies are discontinued but I refuse to part with them and I'm sure you can understand why. 😉
Aug 27, 2017
This little bag was made with a card from the One Great Year Paper Pumpkin kit. If you didn't want to make the calendar or just didn't get around to making it this is a great alternative.
Aug 23, 2017
This has to be one of the quickest projects I've made with a Paper Pumpkin kit. I've had several of these little boxes in my stash because I knew I'd use them someday. Well it's someday, look how perfect it matches the card! 😀
Aug 21, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jul 22, 2017
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
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
With the above average summer temperatures, what would be better than ice cream?! I was thinking...it 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
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
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
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
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
Jun 27, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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. 😋