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 22, 2017
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. 😋
Jun 12, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 15, 2017
May 13, 2017
May 11, 2017
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
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
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
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
Apr 30, 2017
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
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
Apr 23, 2017
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
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
Apr 17, 2017
Apr 15, 2017
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
Apr 11, 2017
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
Apr 7, 2017
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
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
Apr 1, 2017
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. 😉