Saturday, January 30, 2010

Valentine Cookie Purse

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Today's project is a valentine cookie purse using store bought cookies. I haven't had time to bake. The cookies measure 3" x 3-1/2". I put one cookie in the medium cello bag, folded over the top and used a mini glue dot to secure.

For the purse:

4-1/4" x 10" piece of Real Red CS. In the landscape position, score at 2-1/2", 6" & 7".

On the edge near the 2-1/2" score line, use the Scallop Trim Border Punch.

Center Full Heart Punch on top flap.

Fold on score lines and use Bone Folder for a crisp edge.

Adhere 10" piece of 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon to top flap.

Cut a piece of 4-1/4" x 2-1/2" piece of Sending Love Specialty Paper and attach to the inside of top flap. This will cover the ribbon ends and be the backdrop for the punched heart.

Cut a piece of 4-1/4" x 1-1/2" Chocolate Chip CS & sponge edges with Classic Chocolate Chip Ink. Adhere to the bottom flap of purse.

Use paper piercer and punch hole in center, insert Sending Love 1/2" Real Red Brad. This will be used to hold the purse closed.

Insert cookie and hold in place with a couple Mini Glue Dots.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Gift Card Holder

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Today's project is this easy gift card holder. The DSP and ink I used have been discontinued...that was a sad day, I love those colors. Anyway, Here's how I made it:

Envelope:

Designer Paper (Rock ability Specialty): 6" x 9"

  • With paper in landscape position score at 3-3/4" and 7-1/2", turn 90 degrees and score at 1".
  • Fold on score lines using bone folder.
  • Hold in portrait position and you will see 3 rectangles where the score lines cross the 1" score line. Cut off the top and bottom rectangle, leaving the center one in place.
  • Fold in large flap. Apply adhesive to the inside edge of opposite flap and fold over onto larger flap. Use corner rounder on bottom flap & apply adhesive to bottom flap and adhere. Now you'll have your envelope.
  • Turn envelope over so the seams are on the top and open slightly. Center the 1-1/4" circle punch partially into envelope and punch a half circle.

Lid:

Kiwi Kiss Textured Card Stock cut with the Top Note die.

  • Fold in half in the landscape position and use bone folder to crease.
  • Using Mat Pack I punched a small hole in each bottom corner and inserted a black brad.
  • Tie a 16" piece of black grosgrain ribbon around lid and make bow or knot.
  • The stamp is from Vintage Labels, new clear stamp set from Sale-A-Bration and stamped in Kiwi Kiss onto Whisper White card stock. The greeting is also from Sale-A-Bration, Happy Moments and stamped it in Riding Hood Red. Punched it out with the Curly Label punch and adhered with dimensional.

Card:

  • Adhere Whisper White 3-1/8" x 4-5/8" to Kiwi Kiss Card Stock 3-1/4" x 4-3/4".
  • Stamp greeting at the top in Riding Hod Red.
  • Cut the gift card holder in Riding Hood Red CS, using the Card Petal die and the Big Shot. Fold 3 flaps inward and adhere with adhesive. Cut the 4 flap off at the score line. With the seams facing up. Take 1" circle punch and and partially insert into holder and punch half circle at the top.
  • Stamp presents from Happy Moments, in Riding Hood Red onto a 1-1/2" x 1-3/4" piece of Whisper White CS and adhere to a 1-3/4" x 2" of Kiwi Kiss CS.
  • Then attach with adhesive to the card holder.
  • Apply adhesive on seam side of card holder and attach on the lower half of card.
  • Using the Designer Label punch and a scrap piece of designer paper, punch tab for top of card.
  • Fold in half and apply adhesive to inside, bottom edges and attach to the top of the card.
  • Using Mat Pack again, punch a small hole in the bottom center of tab and insert a black brad.

Insert card into envelope and carefully slip into the lid. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Thinking Of You...

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My uncle recently passed away after a long illness. He was more than just an uncle to me, he was also my Godfather. Growing up we lived near by, so I saw him often. I remember him always smiling and happy to see us. I don't ever remember him calling me by name, it was always "hon". He and my aunt had all girls and there were 6. I loved visiting them, because there were so many of them to play with. My cousin Joyce had written a letter to her father and read it at his funeral service yesterday. It was so beautiful that I can't stop thinking about it. So, today's project is for you Uncle Stanley, because today I'm thinking of you...

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May God bless you!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Valentine Treat Pail

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I found this pail in the dollar bins at Target and fell in love with the frog. Filled the pail with Hershey Kisses in a Medium Cello bag, tied with Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Stamped "Happy Valentines Day" (Teeny Tiny Wishes ), punched with Word Window Punch and layered onto Real Red Cardstock using the Modern Label Punch. The DSP used on the card is from the new Occasions Mini and called Sending Love Specialty (117153)...gorgeous paper. Each sheet has a glittery design on one side.

Here's how I made the frog for my card:

Glorious Green Card Stock:

Head - Wide Oval Punch (112082)

Body - 1-3/4 Circle Punch (112004)

Legs -Small Oval Punch (107304)

Sponged edges in coordinating ink.


Green Galore Card Stock:Chest - Large Oval Punch (107305)

Sponged edges in coordinating ink.


Eyes - in Whisper White card Stock 1/2" Circle Punch (104390) & Basic Black Card Stock 1/4" Circle Punch

Heart - in Real Red Card Stock Small Heart Punch (New Occasions Mini Catalog 117193)

Crown - Only Orange Card Stock and using 1 flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch (110711) and added 3 adhesive crystals to the top points.

Nose & Mouth - Basic Black Stampin' Write marker

If you have any questions, let me know.Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Valentine Lip Balm Holder

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I've seen these lip balm holders done many different ways in various sizes and they are all very cute and here's my version:

Supplies:

Soft Suede card stock (115318)

Melon Mambo card stock (115320)

Whisper White card stock (100730)

12" Melon Mambo 1/2"Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon (115611)

Stampin' Write marker - Melon Mambo(116329)

Stamps: Pun Fun (115054) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)

Word Window Punch (105090)

Modern Label Punch( 116630)

Pennant Die (113483)

Big Shot (113439)


Directions:

Base 5 3/4" X 2 3/4" scored at 2-1/2" and 3-1/4".

Inside paper 5 1/2" X 2 3/4" scored at 2-1/2" and 3-1/4".

Inside paper measure 1" from top on the 3-1/4" score line and cut 1-1/4".

Inside paper measure 1" from bottom on the 3-1/4" score line and cut 1-1/4"

Attach inside paper to base using Sticky Strip.

Attach ribbon with sticky strip.

If you have nay questions, let me know. Thanks!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Snowman Kisses

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It's been snowing here periodically the last few days, so today's project is a treat bag with snowman kisses. I used a Black Polka Dot Window Sheet from the Night & Day Specialty DSP (Holiday Mini catalog) using the Bigz XL Fancy Favor die and the Big Shot (Snowfall Printed Widow sheet would have been prettier, but I didn't have any). I assembled the bag using Sticky Strip for a strong hold. The poem is printed on Bashful Blue card stock and sponged the edges in the same color ink. The snowman tag is from Merry & Bright, stamped on Whisper White card stock punched out with 1-1/4" punch and layered on top of 1-3/4" circle punched in Basic Black. Attached that to the scallop circle in Bashful Blue with a dimensional. I made the dots around the scallop with a Stampin' Write marker in Bashful Blue and tied to the bag with Silver Elastic Cord. The bag is a small Clear Cello bag filled with some Raffaello candies, which are almond, coconut treats, but you could use any white candy or even marshmallows.

Here's the poem:

Snowflakes from Heaven

As white as can be!
Can build a Snowman

For all to see!
He's cute and cuddly

And full of good wishes!
And wants to give you

A bunch of his kisses!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Pop Up Gift Card Holder

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Today's project is a pop up gift card holder that's a thank you gift for a special friend who rescued me on Christmas Eve. Jacob and I were leaving the grocery store in pouring rain and my car wouldn't start. I reached for my cell phone and realized I left it at home. In less than 4 hours the family will start showing up for Christmas Eve dinner and I'm stranded. We ran back into the store to use the phone and I ran into a gal I know from cub scouts and she had jumper cables. After 30 minutes, completely drenched, we gave up and she offered to take us home and leave the vehicle for my husband to worry about later. Her 2 children loaded all my groceries into her vehicle, without even being asked. Your The Best Heather!
This project was very easy to make and I got the instructions from Gina K at Stamp TV.
Have a great day!

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Today's project is a pop up gift card holder that's a thank you gift for a special friend who rescued me on Christmas Eve. Jacob and I were leaving the grocery store in pouring rain and my car wouldn't start. I reached for my cell phone and realized I left it at home. In less than 4 hours the family will start showing up for Christmas Eve dinner and I'm stranded. We ran back into the store to use the phone and I ran into a gal I know from cub scouts and she had jumper cables. After 30 minutes, completely drenched, we gave up and she offered to take us home and leave the vehicle for my husband to worry about later. Her 2 children loaded all my groceries into her vehicle, without even being asked. Your The Best Heather!
This project was very easy to make and I got the instructions from Gina K at Stamp TV.
Have a great day!