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! 

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. 😋

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! 😘