Snowy Days & Heart Treat cups!

Well — we already had over 20 inches and now we are getting 20 more! Kids are home, dogs are happy and we are stuck inside. So I’m stamping it out today! Creations are sure to be good this week with a whole day in my Stamp room!

These are the cards the ladies made at my Mystery Hostess party last week! Both cards are cased. One from Leadership display boards and another from one of the many Blogs I follow.(if its yours Thanks!!!)

Have great Day!

All supplies are Stampin Up!

Stamps: I {heart} hearts, Sweetheart, Teeny Tiny wishes

Paper: Kraft, good neighbor dsp, pretty in pink, melon mambo, chocolate chip

Ink: various

Accessories: sweetheart sweet treat cups, ribbon, full heart punch, dove hearts shaped chocolates (YUM!)

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Let it Snow!!!

OMGoodness there is some serious snow here in the East coast. they are calling for over 18 inches. thats alot for us! last year we got ZERO.

I finished lots of baking– but my hungry kids keep eating the cookies almost as fast as I bake them!!!

How about a TWO TAGS treat holder. YUMMY! and so cute

inside are 2 crunch bas in a small cello bag

Stamps: Cold & Cuddly

Paper: real red, merry moments, vanilla

Ink: Black

Accessories: Two tags die for the Big shot, ribbon

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Whats in the box? blog tour day 2

Welcome Back to the Remarkable Blog tour! Here is a little project you can make in just minutes with the Matchbox die and your big shot.

Cut 3 match boxes in card stock that matches your designer paper of choice. attach the match boxes to each other and then wrap the stack with holiday designer paper.

I tucked 3 flavors of Ghiradelli chocolates in each drawer ( 2 in each drawer)

Hop on over to Regina and see what she has made for you to see:

Stamps: none

Paper: ruby red, taken with teal, sahara sand, holiday lounge

Ink: none

Accessories: the Big Shot and the matchbox die. ribbon and kraft corduroy buttons

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this weekend….

I spent Friday Evening at a local Church for a “Caring for Self Day”. there were all kinds of FUN things for the ladies (and men) to do Like massage, reflexology, paraffin hand wax, spa treatments, journal writing and of course stamping! I had them make two simple 1 layer cards (I’ll share pictures later of these) and I made about 150 of these cute Tea bag holders for the goodie bags!

the poem is printed from my computer (found on Splitcoast). I used the Petal card die to make the pocket with retired prints pack paper in Apricot. I layered with Night of Navy and stamped in Rich Razzleberry. Stamps were Flight of the Butterfly, Oval all, Hello Again.

I met some wonderful ladies and I had fun stamping with them!!! Im looking forward to next year!!!

A Valentine treat

I made this Nugget Tin for my Son’s tutor.  I love her dearly and she has done so many amazing things for my son.  Needless to say she loved it!


Stamps:  none

Paper: Riding hood red, pink pirouette, Candy Lane designer paper

Ink: riding hood red for sponging

Accessories: Nugget tin, Hershey Nuggets, heart to heart punch, nestabilities.

Scallop Bag Tutorial

I have to admit I tried to do this as a video– but I could not get past the sticky strip!  So I took pictures instead.  I do have a video in the works though.  I need to learn how to edit them so you can’t see the mistakes!

Some of you wonderful ladies have emailed me about the Bag with scallop that was part of my Valentines class.  Here is a “how to” on the assembly of this cute bag.  We made this one at one of my recent workshops too.  The only “precaution” is the very faint score lines.

This is the delicate dots sale-a-bration paper.  These are the pieces that are from the scallop bag die for the Big shot.  I wanted the blue on the outside of the bag and the green on the inside so you will see how I flip the paper when putting the bag together.  Can you see the score lines?  I folded them- they are very faint when coming through the big shot.

Add some sticky strip to the short tabs

Attach them to the center panel as shown
Add sticky strip to the long tabs:

Adhere the box panels together:

Pinch the top of the bag:

Fold the scallop lid over top, still pinching:

Punch 2 large holes with your crop-a-dile:

Tie with ribbon. The celery panel is 2″ x 3″ and the white is just slightly smaller

Decorate the front as shown:

Finish the bag by attaching the panel to the front.

This bag hold 5 Hershey Nuggets or 8 Hershey kisses.  CUTE!!!!


Stamps: Polka Dot punches, All Holidays

Paper: Delicate dots, Celery and whisper white

Ink: celery and bashful blue

Accessories:  the crop-a-dile, sale-a-bration ribbon bundle, 5 petal flower punch, Flower fusion too, rhinestone brad, sticky strip.

Changing it up #1

Here is the make and take from the Orlando regionals.  I was so excited to craft and make some stuff I decided I would change it up.

The SU version: (I took a picture of the instruction sheet) 

Here is my version: 

I was so excited to try the new punch I changed the project slightly.  Still a really cute treat pouch!


Stamps:  new soon to be released….

Paper:  Baja Breeze, Old olive, tangerine tango

Ink: baja breeze

Accessories:  Eyelet punch, flower embosslet, corduroy button, sanding block

Mini Reese’s cup Treat Holder

This adorable little box holds 2 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups.  Its made with the largest scallop die for the big shot.  This was a project that my Big Shot club members made. 


The kids made this at my kids camp.  I pre-scored the scallop for them but in the below picture you can see exactly how to make it.  Enjoy!


Stamps:  Love your much and Happy heart Day

Paper:  Real red, or riding hood red

Ink same

Accessories:  ribbon, big shot die large scallop, small clear bag, gold cord

Club Thank you gifts

I made each of my 1st stampers 10 club members these cute peppermint patty boxes.  

NOTE:  Andrea & Lisa – yours is coming the dog ate them right before I left for vacation…..seriously.  3 boxes the only thing left was the acetate and the ribbon.  UGH.

Bev,  yours is in the package that is on the way to you.

Thanks to all the ladies for joining my 1st club.  It was so much fun and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  If you would like to join my stampers 10 club let me know….I am trying to get another started with the new catalog.  Lots of perks!

for a Tutorial on how to create this box, click HERE

Recipe:  Each one I made was a little different depending on the ribbon.  Some were bold & bright, others were red and chocolate or old olive and real red…..  These were really fun!!!

Stamps:  Deer Friends, Best Yet

Paper:  Various colors to match festive ribbons

Ink:  matched to paper

Accessories:  Scallop circle and circle punches, acetate

Specs for the Holiday top note critters & pull out card

Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday I sure did!

a big thanks goes out to all those that took the time to email me and ask questions about the top note creations for the Holiday gang. Here goes:

Elf: Hat is an Old Olive top note hand cut to make the hat droop down. Pompom is 3/4″ circle. The ric rac trim is made with the scallop edge punch. His shirt is Partial riding hood red top note scallop edge punched. Ears & nose are the 5 petal flower punch in blush blossom, Eyes are 3/4″ white & 1/2 inch black. lids are just a 3/4″ circle cut in half. His cheeks are sponge daubered in Pink Pirouette and I sponged his face & features on the edges with blush blossom.

Snowman: White top note. The hat is a partial black top note and the brim is just a strip of cardstock that I corner rounded. The snowflake is a sizzlet and I tied riding hood red ribbon around his hat. There is a button from the button bouquet in the center. Eyes are 3/4″ white & 1/2 inch black. lids are just a 3/4″ circle cut in half. His cheeks are sponge daubered in Pink Pirouette. his nose is a small oval punch trimmed to look like a carrot. His mouth is 1/4″ circle punches.

Reindeer: Close to cocoa top note sponged in chocolate chip. antlers are edges of top notes layers. (I do not have the tulipe die). Nose, Eyes and lids are 1″ circles and the black for the eyes is 1/2″ circles. Ears are the large oval trimmed.

Santa: Blush blossom top note. His hat was a scrap piece of red I scallop edge punched, but you can also use the pennant die. Eyes are 3/4″ and 1/2 inch circles, nose is a 1/2″ circle. His moth is a small oval punch. Beard and moustache are top notes. His cheeks are sponge daubered in Pink Pirouette. and his blus blossom features are sponged with blush blossom.

The Grinch: Old olive sponged in old olive. His eyes are 1″, 3/4″ and 1/2 inch. I colored the whites with a saffron marker. I hand doodled the eye lashes & the smirk. The nose is a 3/4″ circle with a 1/4″ notch for the nostrils. Red hat is a partial top note and the pompom is a 3/4″ circle. The ric rac is made with the scallop edge punch.

Penguin: Black & white top note. small oval, folded in half for the mouth. Eyes are 1/2″ circles and the feet are the 5 petal punch. Riding hood red ribbon for the scarf. His wings are the large oval punch.

Gingerbread Cookie: He’s a creamy caramel top note sponged with white craft ink. His eyes are 1″ and 1/2″. His arms and legs are wide ovals cut in half. His cheeks are 1/2″ pink pirouette circles and his buttons are 1/4″ red circles. His nose is a 1/2″ circle.

Where seen, I used the white gel pen to add the twinkle in the eyes.

And for those that had questions about my Holiday photo pull out card….

the base is old Olive and measures 9-1/4 x 4

the Riding Hood Red layer measures 9-1/4 x 3-7/8. I punched this with the scallop edge punch. After punching it measures 9 x 3 7/8

The kraft Envelope is from Stampin Up. its the small open ended ones (item # 110695)

I embossed the edge with a small snowflake with white embossing powder and versamark.

I traced the envelope flap and covered it with designer paper.

The eyelets are set in 3/4 inch circle punch outs with dimensionals underneath them. I tucked the linen thread under the dimensional before adhering so it was adhered.

All of these mail in a standard #10 size business envelope. I have a box of 500 or so from Staples. mine have the peel and stick closure- no licking involved!

The inside measures: 6-1/8 by 3-3/8. I trimmed my 4×6 holiday photo to fit on this panel.