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 bibicameron.co.uk 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."

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. 😋