Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Friday, July 21, 2017

Happiest Birthday to you!

Hey, hey, hey!  Happy Friday to you!  I have been running all over the place today!  Lots of errands this morning. I took myself to breakfast first though and then did a little bit of thrift shopping.  I love to look for treasures to upcycle! I left the store with a giant box of goodies for $13.00!  I was tickled!  Anyhow, back home to work on a bday card!  Here is the little guy:

I attended the last On Stage that Stampin' Up! had in April. We (a group of some of my very favorite stampers ever!) went to Savannah, Ga.  Let me just tell you...those folks sure know how to host an event!  Every "i" is dotted and every "t" is crossed!  One of the things that happens during the day is called a Make n' Take.  They supply the project products and you basically assemble them on the spot.  I wound up bringing home a couple of my M n'T's and found one of them yesterday and decided to put it together!  I used their basic supplies, but added a few things of my own and this is what it turned into.

That foxy guy is from the Birthday Memories DSP.  He is holding a banner on the paper, but I cut that off because I thought he looked a little like he was dancing without it! LOL  I went with their color scheme, but added some Crumb Cake paper and Real Red ink.  I also added the sentiment, die cuts, and Gold Glimmer circles.  I cut the banner into the end of the Pacific Point strip.

It's a party just waiting to happen!   

Here are the products I used to create this card:


I wanted to remind you about Bonus Days!  For every $50.00 you spend in July you get a $5.00 credit to spend in August!  Wooooo!  Click link for more details:




Ok, I am off to get some stuff done!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start!  I will be back soonest with more to share!




Thursday, July 20, 2017

Oh how I adore you one sheet box!

Hello there!  How are you? Hope you are having a nice day! I have one of my very favorite projects ever to share with you today.  I have been making these forever.  I love them because they are a very quick and easy go to gift that make the recipient feel love, love, loved!  It is a box shaped hug and also happens to double as a container for chocolate goodness! Take a look:

It is a gift box made from one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock!!  I usually make a matching 3" x 3" card to go with it. I love to throw these little guys together because there is no waste.   They hold a whole bag of candy and are easy to gift.  After the candy has been thoroughly enjoyed you can use the box to hold other things.  I store cards to be mailed in mine! You can go wild decorating them or simply stamp a pretty design and you are done! Fun stuff!

Here is my little 3" x 3" card.  I stamped the rose from the Grace Garden set by coloring it with markers and then stamping.  I used the large background stamp in the same set to stamp the little Blushing Bride strip.  I used the Decorative Ribbon Border punch for the pretty little piece sticking out from that.  

I fussy cut the flowers from the Petal Garden DSP pack (loving that paper!!) and added my sentiment on top with dimensionals.  I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits. I stamped the background with a stamp from Christmas Pines in Powder Pink. (always fun to think outside of the box with seasonal stamps!) Added a couple of Gold Faceted Gems for a bit of sparkle and called her done!

The lovely decorative strip on the top is also from the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.  The fun thing about that punch is that you can flip the punched out piece upside down for a totally different look. I absolutely love a product that offers variety!

Would you like to see how I made this easy, little cutie?

Ok, start with a standard sheet of card stock of your choice measuring 8 1/2" x 11".   On the 8 1/2" side sore at 2" and at 6 1/2".


Flip your paper and on the 11" side score at 4 1/2" and 6 1/2".  You should have what looks like a tic tac toe board scored into your paper now.

Cut 'v' shaped notches out where the score lines intersect as pictured above.  I would highly recommend decorating, stamping, doodling and dressing your box now while it is still flat!  Keep in mind which sides will be up though when doing so, so your design isn't upside down on one side!

Fold on all of your score lines and start to fold the paper into a box shape.  Adhere your small tabs to the large tabs first using the adhesive of your choice.

Fold the other large tabs up and adhere over the small tabs so they are hidden inside.  There you have it!  A little gift box all ready for the filling and giving!


Here are the goodies I used to create my gift box and card duo:

Ok, I have more caulking and painting to do today so I am off to play Builder Bob!  I hope that you are able to spend part of your day being creative.  I will be back soonest with more to share!  Have a great day!




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

You make me happy!

Hey there!  I have a quick, fun little project to share with you today!  I do have to ask that you use your imagination when you see it though.  My pictures are missing the finishing touch!  Short story long...I wanted to make a little gift for a very special friend.  I am so incredibly fortunate to have so many wonderful friends and today I had the chance to give one of my friends a little goody. This friend has been a very important part of my support network lately.  Losing my Mom and Grandma has been very difficult and she has been there for countless talks, hugs and support.  I am very happy to have her and wanted to say thank you, so I made her this little duo:

This is where I need you to use your imagination!  The little wooden crate was actually full of candy when she received it! LOL It was all gold and sparkly and yummy! (I know because when you are giving a good friend a gift with candy they don't mind if you sample a piece or two first!)  I decorated the little crate and made a tiny little card to go with it, because  nothing says I love you better to a friend than a pair of piggies!

I stamped and fussy cut her out along with some clouds. I used an aqua painter to give her some color.  I hand cut a strip of grass and used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out my sentiment.   I used the Layering Ovals for the scalloped background.  The sentiment is from Birthday Blossom.


I added a small scrap of DSP to the bottom to keep all of the candy goodness on the inside.

I stamped the little piggy a second time for the card and added some Rhinestones for a little extra sparkle.  I used Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock.  I just love this little pig!

Here is a list of the items I used to make my project today:


Hope your day is going well!  I will be back soonest with more to share!