Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Treat Box With a Flower

This cute little box is so fun, and you can do about a million different things with it. Who could say no to this flower box filled with treats, or some cute jewelry?  I certainly wouldn't.


To make this cute flower I used the 5-Petal Flower Punch, and layered three on top of each other.  The box was made using the Box #2 Die and The Big Shot.  Here is one more view:


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vintage Inspired Birthday Card

I'll be honest this is one of my favorite cards that I have made in a long time.  I think that it's because blue is my favorite color and this Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon is amazing!


I have never really highlighted one of my very favorite things that the Big Shot can do... this cute polka dot paper was created using an embossing folder!  Isn't that awesome?  It is one of the easiest ways to jazz up a project.  To make it vintagey all you will need to do is dab a sponge with Stampin Up ink on the embossed card stock, and voila... instant vintage!


Monday, February 27, 2012

St. Patricks Day Banner Give Away!

I am really excited to have my first ever GIVE AWAY!  To have a chance to win all you need to do is place an order with me! To do this click on the link at the bottom of this post to get shopping.  And you will be entered to win this cute banner.  It is a win win situation.  You will have great Stampin Up product, you can choose a Free sale-a-bration product for every $50 in merchandise that you spend, and you get a chance to win this darling banner!! (I am new at photography, so trust me pictures don't do it justice!)


Here are some close up's:






You will have until Wednesday, March 7th to be eligible for the drawing.  I know that you will get a lot of compliments on this!  Where could you put this banner in your house I wonder???

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chapstick Thank You Gift


I am really excited to share my very first you tube tutorial with everyone!  (At the end it kind of cuts off, so bear with me... I'm trying to figure out the editing software, but until I do this what you get. Sorry about that!) Here is a picture of what the final project looks like:


Here's a view of what the little chapstick holder looks like:


Saturday, February 25, 2012

DIY Lolly Art

I saw this idea at the Stampin' Up's corporate offices and I really wanted to try this darling free hanging wall art...


I really like that it's simple, elegant, and the best part is that it all matches!  I love the way that all of the Designer Series Paper form Stampin' Up coordinate. It makes my job much easier!  For my Lollies I used Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper.   It matches this room perfectly!  Here is a close up of each individual lolly:




To learn how to make Lollies click Here.  All you will need to do is take three 12"x5 1/2" strips of paper and score them at every 1/2 inch to make the rooster print Lolly. For the pink lolly score using the Simply Scored at every inch and you'll need four strips of paper for this one. Then follow the Tutorial for the rest of the steps.  To make the blue lolly I used my Big Shot and the Designer Rosette Die.  It pre-scores the Lolly and gives it a fun edge. Then I attached my lollies to the fishing line.  And the rest is history. Here is one more view:


Friday, February 24, 2012

Magnets and Stamps!

My good friend Jill Leigh made these magnets for me.  She surprised me on my birthday!  (I saw her making them a week or two earlier and I really wanted them... I bet that she could tell!)


This what they looked like when she gave them to me.  Cute huh!  To make these all that you would need is Stampin Up's Stazon Ink and a stamp of your choice and of course a pourous tile.  I almost forgot the magnet!  Jill added a cute little jewel for a fun girly touch as well.  Here's a close up view of the magnets:


Amazingly easy and you have a cute all occasion gift in minutes!  This is a fun way to be creative and not break the bank as well.

If you use a porous tile you can actually have some color on your magnets too! Jill also let me in on the secret that you can by 100 tiles for $12.99 at Home Depot.  That's a lot of gifts for a great price.  Here is a look at a couple of other magnets that Jill made:



Jill used our Many Marvelous Markers to color in these cute magnets!  Any way you choose to do it, these magnets will be a hit.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cute Card For Any Day Of the Year

I know that Valentines day has passed, but when an idea hits you, you have to take advantage of the inspiration right? So I came up with this fun little card the other day:


I love how simple this is.  Once again this is a high impact card with very little effort.  

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Any Day Card

Have you ever had a moment where you thought I wish that I had a cute "just because" card?  Well I have.  I decided to make this one, so that i will have on on hand for the next time this happens to me.


Kind of fun huh?  I love that there is a vintage typewriter that comes with this stamp set!  Isn't that awesome...


Monday, February 20, 2012

DIY Banner Continued

So yesterday I mentioned that both of my sisters said that they wanted a banner.  Here is what I cam up With for Amy:


I love how cute this is with the dark wood!  Here are the individual letters:




Pretty cute huh? My sisters were happy and I felt pretty proud of my creations.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

DIY Name Banner


I am really excited about this project! I have always wanted to make a cute name banner.  I asked one of my sisters if she would want a name banner and my other little sister said that she needed one too!  Here is what I came up with for Lisa:


Here are close ups for each letter... They are each a little bit different.





Wouldn't this be darling above a crib as well?  I really wanted to stage something cute with a crib, but then I realized that I didn't have a crib... oh well.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hand Sanitizer Thank You Gift Tutorial

Today's tutorial is this cute little hand sanitizer thank you gift. 


The first step is to cut a 2" x 11" strip of Pool Party Card Stock.  Then you take Your Simply Scored and score at 2", 3", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 9 3/4" and 10 3/4".

  
Then you fold on the score lines and you will need to use Stampin' Up's 1" punch between 9 3/4" and 10 3/4" for the top of the hand sanitizer bottle.


Next use sticky strip to adhere the smallest flap to the backside of the box.


Then you will use sticky strip again and close the flap making a box.


The next step is to make your first lolly.  To do that you will take a 1 1/2" x 12" strip of Every day Enchantment Designer Series Paper.  Score at every fourth inch using the Simply Scored.


Next fold on the score lines every other way to make a fan like when you were little.


Next, you do the same thing with a 1" strip of paper. Then you adhere the edges, so that it looks like a tent.


Then gather paper and push down in the middle to make the lolly shape.


Then use you 1" punch and your 1/2" punch to get the middle of your lollies.


This what it will look like after you hot glue these centers to your lollies.


Then you glue down the two layers so that it looks like this:


Then you can jazz it up however you want.  I added a cute stamp from the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set and some cute Chantilly Ribbon, so that the final product looks this:


This could be great for a little thank you, or a little birthday gift.  Every time that I give this to someone they always love it!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Flowery Birthday Card

This card looks really hard, but it's actually pretty easy.  I promise that I will do a tutorial on a card like this soon!  Don't give up hope on me.  These flowers are so pretty and so easy to make!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Queen For the Day Card

Isn't it always nice to feel like a queen?  Ok, even if that isn't realistic maybe we can treat our friend to a cute queen card!


I'm a huge fan of vintage and I know I would feel pretty special receiving this card!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wedding, Baby shower, or Party Favor Box

I know that I always say that I love what I put up on my blog, but I do really love this idea! Can't you imagine using this at your wedding or as a favor for your little girl's birthday party?  This is such a versatile design... I think that I'm going to use it for something soon. Can't you already hear your friends and family ooooing and ahhhhing over your darling favors?


Here's another shot:


I know that you can see me in the picture, but I thought that was kind of funny.  This little box is so versatile and you could do 100 different things with it.  Every time I give someone a gift using the Big Shot it is always a hit!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cherries and Thank Yous

Happy Valentines day!  My card today has very little to do with Valentines, but I'm ok with that.  I love that this card is cute and super simple.  It would take 2 minutes to make.  You could very easily turn it into a darling Valentines day card as well...


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Upcycled Heart Wreath Tutorial

I love how this wreath turned out! I wish that pictures could do it justice.  Does any one else have that frustration with their crafty creations?  Oh well, Here we go.


Here is where the finished wreath actually sits in my room.  Kinda cute huh?  It doesn't look too shabby next to my painting that a sweet Italian man painted for me.


I started by bending a hanger into a heart shape.


Next I used brown card stock, and the the Fancy Flower punch from of course Stampin' Up.  I then punched a lot of these flowers out.


Then I sprayed the flowers with water using a spray bottle.  The next step is to take your bone folder and twist the paper flowers around the tip.


Then you let them dry, and they look like this. (I added a blue one for kicks and giggles)


Then you'll want to start glueing the paper flowers together to make these cute little bundles.  This is the back side of one. You will need a bunch of hot glue for this part!


Then you glue them down to the hanger.  When there were a few spots that looked bare I added a single crunched up flower.


Here is a picture of the backside where I glued a piece of ribbon.


Here is what it looks like hanging on my wall.  It could look super cute on your door, or in red!  I love that with a punch you can make so many different projects.  To buy the punch and the paper you are looking at just over $20 for a super cute and fun project. (That's assuming that you have a glue gun... most people have those right?)