Several weeks ago, I found an idea online for a project that looks like a mini hardcover book and inside was a box. I loved the idea of a mini book that was also a gift or treat holder. I can't find the name of the person who first posted it because it was so long ago, but I still wanted to share the project. This is the front cover of the book. I love the owl from the ephemera pack. I don't know why, but it reminds me of Harry Potter. … [Read more...] about Blackberry Beauty
Continuing with sharing projects from our recent Demonstrator meeting... today I'm featuring a project designed by Lyndi. I love these cute little critters from the Peekaboo Farm stamp set. This set features five different animals that peek out from behind this wall. Or you could have them peeking out from behind some other object as well. Lyndi's project is actually a small gift box, using one of our Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes. These boxes are … [Read more...] about Peekaboo!
And you bought all gift cards instead of presents. So now you're wondering how to make them look fabulous instead of giving them away in a cheesy plain envelope. I've got just the solution. Grab a stack of our Gold Mini Pizza boxes and get wrapping. These gold boxes are so pretty and they really don't need a lot of decoration. I like to wrap mine with a band of pattern paper. Then all of my decorations get attached to the pattern paper and not … [Read more...] about You waited til the last minute…
Winter is coming... I know other parts of the Country are already buried under lots of snow, but here in SoCal, that means the temperature drops below 65' and we'll get a few days of rain. It's expensive to live in Southern California, but that comes with the promise that the only snow we'll see is on the tv. That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy a beautiful snowy winter scene and I couldn't resist the stamp set Snow Front. Snow Front is … [Read more...] about All Is Quiet on the Snow Front
For each OnStage event, I like to make a little gift for the ladies in my downline group that are attending. They get a little box with some goodies in it that will add a little something to their day. I like to use our mini pizza boxes because they are fairly sturdy and travel well. They are also just the right size for a few small goodies. This time the box included a lip balm, a package of cashews, chocolates, and some page … [Read more...] about Downline Gifts
Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing my second make & take from the retreat this past weekend. I really enjoy seeing everyone at the retreats. And I love seeing what everyone is working on. These ladies are pretty dedicated to their crafting. This make & take is actually a gift card holder. The reality is that gift cards are actually a pretty good gift, even if we feel like it's a cop-out when we give them away. Most people I know … [Read more...] about Deck The Halls
One of my favorite things to make around the Holidays is gift holders. I realize I could save myself a lot of time and buy gift bags and boxes at the store, but where is the fun in doing that? My favorite gift holder from the Catalog is our Mini Pizza boxes. These boxes can fit so many different small gifts, like gift cards, jewelry, chocolate, or cash. To decorate these boxes, I make a "belly band". The belly band wraps around the center of … [Read more...] about A Little Merry
Do you ever have an idea that you think is going to be simple and then it turns out not to be? Well, that is today's project. I found an idea for a cute little pocket card that looked so easy, but it involved math. Yikes! This card uses the adorable new Little Elephant stamp set in the Annual Catalog. I was sold on this set when I saw the coordinating elephant punch. O-M-G it is so cute. The set and punch both have a mama elephant and a … [Read more...] about Little Elephant