Nov 20, 2017

Pining For Plaid Pumpkin

I'm not ready to stop making Fall projects, so when I realized I'd forgotten about my Pining For Plaid Paper Pumpkin Kit, I quickly used a card from it to create a Fall project.  Well, a project with a pumpkin on it, and that says Fall to me. 😉

Nov 17, 2017

Thankful For You Card

I just love the colors on this card and it's my favorite little pumpkin die.  Because I kept it simple on the card front I wanted a little more than the sentiment on the inside, so I added a couple little extras and I'm happy I did!

Nov 14, 2017

Clearly Nuts About You

I made a little treat for Thanksgiving guests.  It's homemade cinnamon sugared almonds (delish!) inside a tiny treat box.  And the "nuts about you" is the perfect sentiment.

Nov 11, 2017

Give Thanks Cello Bag

Here's a little favor you can put at each table setting for Thanksgiving.  You can write the persons name on the banner or just leave it as is.  Either way it'll make a yummy treat to eat after dinner or take home.

Nov 8, 2017

Painted Harvest Card

What do you think about the Painted Harvest stamp set?  It's a great set for the fall months and the two-step stamping makes it easy to create beautiful flowers.  I love the variety of colors I've seen others use for their flowers, on Pinterest.

Nov 5, 2017

Curvy Keepsake Fall Tote

I'm enjoying the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  The pumpkin I used on this tote is my favorite in the set.  The leaf/branch dies make fun additions.  The tote I have the dies attached to was created with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits with a piece of washi tape across the bottom. 

Nov 2, 2017

Happy Retirement Card

Don't you think this sweet chair says comfort and relaxation?  It's the reason I chose it for a retirement card.  After all, retirement should be all about comfort and relaxation. Oh, and a delicious drink of your choice! 

Oct 30, 2017

RIP Treat

After all the sugary treats I've had this month...and I'll probably have in the next couple months, 😋 my sugar intake needs to RIP. 😉 Have a happy and treat filled Halloween! 

Oct 28, 2017

Pumpkin Witch Bag

I'm lovin' these little witch legs from the Echo Park Co., Bewitched die set. The sentiment is from the Wickedly Sweet Treat, Paper Pumpkin kit.  I used the Stampin' Up oval punch to create the pumpkin.  After attaching it all together I have a sweet embellishment for my bag. So cute! 

Oct 27, 2017

Pick Your Potion Jar

The pick your potion stamp in the Festive Phrases stamp set makes a great label for an apothecary jar.  I only wanted the words from the stamp so I cut away the rest and created a small banner.  These jars will definitely be part of this year's skeleton themed party. 

Oct 24, 2017

Spooky Coffin Treat

This spooky coffin treat has a mini Hershey's candy bar stapled inside. I think it's a sweet treat on the inside and the outside.

Oct 22, 2017

From Our Patch To Yours

The bottom piece of my Matchbox Bigz Die is all I needed to create a pumpkin patch.  I can't say I like these sugary little candies, but they're so darn cute and make the sweetest, little compliment to my tag. 😊

Oct 20, 2017

Cello Witch Hat

This was a happy surprise! I've always wanted to create a witch hat with a triangle cello bag and I finally came up with one I like. I made it with a cello bag from the Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin kit and the Oval Framelits.  I folded the oval in half then cut a slit along the folded line just long enough for the cello bag to slip through.  Everything else is just a little witch bling. 😉

Oct 18, 2017

Boo Box

The Window Box Thinlits make a fun, unique Halloween box that will hold plenty of yummy treats! I'm sure there'd be no complaints from the recipient. 😉

Oct 16, 2017

Spooky-Licious Chocolates

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 14, 2017

Haunted House Nugget Holder

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

Cheerful Tag Treat

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

Pick Your Potion

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

Spooky Tree Matchbook

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

Creepy Skeleton Box

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

Trick Or Treat Witch Feet

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

Polka Dot Ghost Bag

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

Haunted Castle Box

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

Toxic Tubes

These little tubes are fun to work with. I wrapped two of them with a belly band and used the Sweet Hauntings (retired) stamp set to create the tag on top. 

Sep 26, 2017

Double Double Wicked Trouble

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

Pumpkin Bucket Nuggets

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

A Fall Gift Bag For You

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

Layered Leaves Treat Boxes

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

Spiral Flower Box

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

Hello Friend Pillow Box

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

You Did It Card

 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

Celebrate Box

I created this 2 1/2" x 3" box with my Gift Box Punch Board.  The rest is scraps...scrap ribbon, scrap designer paper and scrap tag! Love it when nothing goes to waste!😀

Sep 7, 2017

Pink Lemonade

With summer coming to an end I thought it would be fitting to enjoy one last jar of lemonade.  A pink straw and slice of lemon are the perfect compliment to my drink. 😉

Sep 4, 2017

Flower Basket Bag

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

Floral Window Box

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

Perfectly Preserved Crate

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

Wonderful Little Gift

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

Giftable Greetings

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

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!