Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Little Kisses

These fun boxes were created by scoring every inch on a 6 3/4" x 5" piece of cardstock.  Score every inch on the 5" side and then one inch on each side of the 6 3/4 side.  Make the top scored area in a tab shape (cut triangles at the edges).  After cutting the tabs on the sides, fold at each score line and glue the tabs together to form the box.  The box fits 5 kisses across the bottom, but I added an additional 4 kisses to really fill them up.  I used washi tape to seal the tab to the box and then tied bakers twine around the box and to attach the scallopped circle tags.

Just another cute little stocking stuffer or little gift for your coworkers and friends.

The stamp set I used is from CTMH and I colored the images in with CTMH alcohol markers.  These would be super cute with a sturdy patterned paper.  The punches are from SU!, scallopped circle, 1 3/8" circle and 1 1/4" circle.

Nugget Tins

I love these nugget tins.  I really wish I bought more, but it never seems practicle at them time.  So I wanted to come up with three different styles and these are what I came up with:

The blue ornament was featured earlier (see details on how I made them).  
Polar Bear:  this stamp set is from CTMH.  I used my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the "stamp" rectangle that coordinates with the stamp.  You can't see, but I gathered a good amount of teal string and placed it on top of the corrugated cardboard strip that was wrapped around the tin.  The silver mesh ribbon was purchased at Joanne's as a after Halloween sale.  I paid less than $1 for the roll.  I love it!
Tree:  After placing a doily on top of the tin, I cut a tag shape from the same cartridge as above.  The tree was created by cutting three trees, scoring them in half and then attaching them back to back on one side each to create the 3D shape.  I used glitter glue and drew circles on all layers.  Tied them together with red twine and added a strip of silver glitter paper and a small white tag.  

Each of the 12 nuggets that are in the tins are wrapped with a 1x3" strip of paper and just scotched tape to the back.

Papers are an assortment of Christmas papers I have in my stash.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Even the Naughty Deserve Something Nice

I have been busy, busy, busy in the Command Center getting ready for the Tracy High School holiday boutique on Saturday, December 6th.  Here are some of the things I've been working on:

 I'm going to do a separate post for each item to give more details on each item.  Stay tuned...

Pattie Holders

Oh my gosh!  I'm in love with these little guys.  I saw something similar on Pinterest with the Santas, but you know me...I had to do more with them.  Here's some photos:

The triangles start with a sheet of 3 x 3.5" cardstock.  Mark 1" from top and bottom and then cut from corner to mark, etc until you get two same size triangles.  
Santas: SU! scallop punch, word window punch, 1/2" circle punch and my Creative Memories oval cutter for the face.
Penguins:  CM oval, SU! Three in One heart punch, banner punch for both the hat and trim.
Trees:  lots of scrap paper triangles and a CM star punch

LOVE these!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cute as a Cupcake

So it seems that everything is cute and easy in Pinterest land.  I saw these cute baby item "cupcakes" and checked out the instructions and it seemed sooooo easy.  Just layer the items and roll.  NOT.  I brought the items to work to finish them.  Yeah, no...they basically looked like baby items rolled up.  Not a cupcake like the Pinterest photo showed.  So, I tugged and re-rolled and messed around a little more and finally came up with something that me and my co-workers thought looked like cupcakes.  So add some ribbon around each one, cute handmade tag and put it all together in a cellophane gift bag.

The cupcakes are a receiving blanket, onesie and cap rolled up.  The key is to gradually lower the roll instead of straight across.  I don't know if that makes sense, but if you try it, you'll get it.

Another key...cute packaging and of course expecting parents.  Congratulations Becky and Jeff!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Snowflake Ornament...How Adorable Are You?

I've been pinning a lot on Pinterest looking for new ideas for the upcoming Christmas craft boutique. I saw these cute ornaments and decided to take their idea and make it my own.  First of all, they hand measured and cut their petals...I used my Cricut Art Philophy cartridge to cut the petals and then cut them in half.  The petals were cut at 3 1/4".

After cutting, stamping and inking all sides.  I then cut a snowflake for the middle.  The snowflakes were cut at 1 3/4". 

I tied a snippet of ribbon to the back of the button using the thinner ribbon to create more fullness.  Then put it all together...

I will add ribbon to the back for hanging but I basically made these to top some Nugget Boxes I'm making for the boutique.  I'll take photos of those later.

Friday, November 7, 2014


I received this package at you like my new name?

When I told Kenny about it, he asked why he was getting packages at my work.  LOL

What a name!?!