Be Thankful

This crazy little turkey with the ginormous feathers was made with the Stampin' Up Owl punch and Tim Holz tattered leaves die.


Box Tutorial

I had a request for a little insight as how I made one of the boxes from my last post so here is what I did. I started out with a piece of 6 x 6  double sided paper. I like the 6 x 6 size because you can take a 12 x 12 paper and get 4 little boxes out of one sheet.

 Punch and score at 1 inch and 4 inches, the turn your paper to the side and punch and score following the score lines all the way around.  Then place the corners into the corner rounder side of the punch board and round all the edges.
 Cut the paper on the score lines as shown. (I usually make templates for my projects out of ugly cheap paper.)

 When you put it together attach the sides on the outside of your box.  That way when you fold the top flap down you will have a nice smooth finish on the top of your box.
I added brads and a ribbon handle after I was done, but I recommend doing this before you put it together as it's much easier to attach brads to a flat surface. And guess what fits inside - three Ghirardelli chocolates.
Stay tuned as I have more in the works using various sizes of paper.


Tune in Tuesday

Todays feature is the Stampin' Up Envelope Punch Board and this is my favorite project so far.

This would make a super cute little gift to give to co-workers.  It's inexpensive to make but much more time consuming to make than yesterdays project of wrapping a piece of burlap around a candle.You can see the you tube video to see exactly how this cute little guy it is done here.

 It holds a Ghirardelli Chocolate. I should have stock in that company, is there anyone out there that buys more than me?  This one happens to be Sea Salt Caramel. And now it happens to be gone, yes I ate it while I was posting onto this blog.
I went a little crazy with the envelope board and made these fun little boxes.

Everyone that ordered a punch board from me is getting a little box, and yes there is chocolate involved. I'm having way to much fun with this and I may have to host a Envelope Punch Board Party.


Make it Monday

When my niece challenged asked me if I had any ideas for inexpensive gifts to make for her coworkers, I immediately thought of these.

The dollar store is a good source for inexpensive candles,  The burlap on the large candle came from JoAnns, the burlap ribbon on the small candle is a Stampin' Up product and the buttons are from my massive stash. She said she needed a lot of gifts and I didn't think to ask how many but if it is more than 20 this project could get costly so make sure you tune in Tuesday for another project that's less costly to make.


Brown Paper Bags

Don't ya just love brown paper bags?  I know I do and I've made and posted enough that I know you know I do. My friend Evy ordered some of my homemade vanilla that I've been selling and one night when I should have been sleeping I came up with what I thought was a great idea for packaging them.
I took 2# brown paper bags and made them into mini brown paper bags. They turned out okay but in my mind, in the middle of the night, they were way cuter.


A little thank you gift.

When ever someone places a Stampin' Up order with me I always give a little thank you gift or a card when I deliver their order. This time I made cards using the Label Card Thinlits Die.  I also used a cute little snowman stamp that is now retired, but it's just too cute to not use it.


Stampin' Up Fun

Last week I had a couple of Stampin' Up events so if you couldn't make it, this is what you missed.
 This was my super fun Thursday night group.

They did such a great job we celebrated with a glass of wine and a toast to friends.
 This is my hard working serious Saturday group.
I featured the new Stampin' Up envelope punch board so three of the five projects were made using it.
We made little envelope boxes that are perfect for holding five to seven cards with envelopes.
 With the envelope punch board you can make envelopes in many different shapes and sizes.  I used an assortment of papers, from children's books, flute sheet music, a world almanac and Stampin' Up paper.
These are the cards that we made.
 Michele needed a couple of baby cards, so after the group left, she got crackin' and made these super cute cards.


Wool Felt Flowers

Don't you just love wool felt flowers?  I know I do.  I sell a lots of them in my Etsy shop and people that don't buy them are always asking me what people do them. I don't ask but sometimes they volunteer the information and once in a while even send me a picture. When Janice sent me a picture I fell in love with what she a had done. So I went out to my yard and gathered some twigs.
This is my version of the picture she sent.
I got out my Elmers glue and went to town making flowers.
Then I made more.
Once I started I was having so much fun I couldn't stop. I really liked the little white vase so I painted a mason jar white to see what that would look like.  But I think I like the unpainted jar with the burlap ribbon much better.
Yes, it's safe to say I got a little carried away.

The picture really doesn't do justice and are much cuter in person.