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 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

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 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. 😋