Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Treats

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At the last minute I chose to make 20+ of these little baskets using the Bigz XL Baskets & Blooms die, for my sons class. The DSP is Shades of Spring from the Occasions Mini, available until April 30th. I think this paper is absolutely gorgeous. The photo in the catalog does not do it justice. I debated about ordering it and now I'm so glad that I did.

Luckily, these baskets are fast and easy, because I need them to send to school tomorrow. Here's a couple more photos before I filled them with crinkled paper and added Hershey eggs, kisses and rabbits. The kids will be on a chocolate sugar high tomorrow : )

My husband asked me tonight why I do this for Jacob's class every holiday (and I've been doing this for years). My answer was, I remember what it's like to be that age and how good it felt when someone did or gave something nice to me. It made me feel special. I love holidays and why not share that love with a child. Some of the children may think it's nothing more than a little paper and chocolate, but if it makes one of them feel special or brightens their day. ..than it's worth it to me. Basically, that's all it is; a little paper, a little chocolate and a little of my time. Plus, it makes me feel good.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Carrot Box

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Here's my little box shaped like a carrot filled with Easter candy. The box is so easy.

  • 4-1/4" x 11" Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
  • 10" piece of Certainly Celery Ribbon
  • Sticky Strip

Turn CS in landscape position and score at 5-1/2":

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Turn CS to portrait position and measure 2-1/8" & mark with a pencil. Repeat on opposite side:

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Line up 5-1/2" score line and pencil mark and score:

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Line up pencil mark and 5-1/2" score line on opposite side and score. Then repeat the last two steps on opposite end of CS:

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Use bone folder on score lines and it should look like this:

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Apply stick strip to the following areas:

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Attach ribbon:

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Fill with candy:

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Fold top over and adhere.

Sponge edges with pumpkin Pie Classic Ink and embellish:

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If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pop Up Gift Card Holder

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This gift card holder is made a little different than previous ones I've posted. I may try to make another video this weekend, since the last one went so well : ) I think it might be easier to show you than try to explain without step by step photos.

Hope everyone had a wonderful St. Paticks Day!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Little Leprechaun

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Back view with coin in the middle:

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Here's my little leprechauns. I used the Tag Punch (hat), Word Window Punch (hat), Scallop Circle Punch (hair), 1-3/8" (face), 1/2" Circle Punch (nose), 5 Petal Punch (mustache) and 1/4" Circle Punch (eyes). This was not my original idea. I saw these on Splitcoast a couple weeks ago and recreated from memory, so I don't know who to give credit to.

You can print 12 poems on one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock using font BacktalkSans BTN (10). Punched them with the Scallop Circle punch and attached to the back of a chocolate, gold coin using a glue dot.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Card & Envelope Box

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I tried making a video tutorial yesterday, actually I spent at least 4 hours trying. Needless to say I couldn't complete it. It's more difficult than I thought. The problem is that our house is not quiet enough to film a video that's 10 minutes or less:
  • Phone rings, stop the camera
  • Door bell rings, dog barks, stop the camera
  • Son asks" Are you done yet Mom?", stop the camera
  • Husband asks,"What are you doing? Oh, your filming...sorry!" stop the camera
  • Husband goes outside. Goes by window with leaf blower, stop the camera
  • Son brings friends inside to watch mom, stop the camera
  • Son & friends start playing PSP3. Machine gun & grenade noises in background, stop the camera
  • Finally, everybody is outside and the house is quite, start filming...battery on camera goes dead....I quit!

So, here's the typed instructions : )

  • One sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock

  1. Score at 3"
  2. Rotate 1/4 turn
  3. Score at 3" & 6"
  4. Rotate 1/4 turn
  5. Score at 3"

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6. Use bone folder on score lines

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7. Cut on the following score lines to the intersecting score lines

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8.On the upper flap measure 3" from where you just made cut and mark with a pencil.

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9. Repeat step 8 on opposite flap.

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10.Line up the pencil mark and the 3" score line on paper trimmer and cut. Repeat on other side.

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11. Now it should look like this:

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12. Apply sticky strip to the following areas:

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13. Adhere front flaps lining up edges:

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14. Adhere back side flaps:

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15. Box is assembled. Time to decorate.

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16. 6" x 1" Whisper White CS using the Scallop Trim Border punch:

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17. Attach 7" piece of Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon. Attach to box with sticky strip.

18. Measure in 3" and mark. Punch hole with Cropodile or paper piercer. Attach Circle Brad or Filigree Brad.

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If you have any questions, please let me know.


Welcome Baby

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Todays card is going to school tomorrow with the diaper cake I made last week. My sons class is having a surprise baby shower for their teacher tomorrow.

Congratulations Mrs. Howard!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Treats

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I made a few teacher treats with Russell Stover German Forest Truffle candies...yum! I used the Petal Card Die and a couple sheets of glitter card stock, Old Olive ribbon and found matching shamrocks at the craft store. Very cheap & fast.