Friday, May 30, 2008

I love nap time!

So while my littlest has been sleeping I've been busy playing with my new stuff! I have been so excited to get this delivery~ I haven't gotten anything new in a long time! I got a couple of new sets~ and Pun Fun is one of them. I just think this little rocket is really cute. Matched with the Jersey shore DSP on this tin... I just really like it. I am sure I could've done a lot more with this but I just wanted to play while the baby was sleeping. (Side note regarding the picture: When I was looking at the photo once it uploaded, I saw all of the dust on my table and actually blew on the picture thinking (or not thinking) it would blow away... such a habit!)

I cut a 3 1/2" circle out of Jersey Shore DSP and attached it to the top of the tin. I then punched a small star (star punch) out of Only Orange cardstock and another out of Brilliant Blue. I lined up the Large star punch over the small star hole and punched for the hollow blue star. I used black staz-on to stamp the rocket from Pun Fun and colored it in with pure color pencils. I cut it out, popped in a green eyelet and used pop up dots to lift it. I glued a few orange glass beads for the flames. I inked up the quote with a brilliant blue marker and stamped it on whisper white cardstock and punched it out with the word window punch. I popped it up, too. The arrow is from the My Way punch. I wrapped the perimeter of the lid with red sticky tape and used 1/4" tangerine ribbon over it.

Hope you enjoyed it! Evan is still asleep so I am going back to play!

Trader Joe's Tins

For those that wanted to know what the Trader Joe's Peppermint tins looked like:

Only $.99! It's a 5.3 oz. container full of really yummy peppermints! It looks smaller in the picture but the diameter is 3.75" and the height is about 1.75". Hope that helps.
I will attempt to make it look cute if the babe goes down for a good nap...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gift box/purse

A few months ago I made a box purse for my niece's 13th birthday. It turned out super cute and really easy. I filled it with makeup and girly things to help her be even more "fabulous"!

It is super simple and fun to make. I started out with a clear stationary box from Papertrey and made a template out of Chatterbox double sided paper. I wrapped the paper around the box and only needed to use adhesive on the finish/end side and the top and bottom.

I then wrapped the box with a smaller piece of the other side of the DSP and Pretty in Pink cardstock and decorated it like a card. I used the Fabulous Flowers set from Stampin Up!. The flower is stamped on shimmery white cardstock in Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink inks (I used the markers and then misted the stamp). "Dare to be Fabulous" is stamped with Close to Cocoa classic ink. I glued rhinestones in the center of the flower and on the bottom right.

I used Crop-a-dile to punch holes on the top sides for brads to
attach the ribbon handle:

I used a wide grosgrain ribbon and made a decorative cut on the bottom to give the ends a finished look.

I hope you all have a chance to make one of these gift box/purses. I thought of several things to fill it with:
  • cards (obviously)
  • makeup (like I did for this one)
  • gift cards
  • candy
  • embellishments (brads, eyelets, 1/4 sheets of cardstock, ribbon, etc...)

I am thinking of making these for my son's teachers' end of year gifts and filling them with thank you notes...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Old friends baby card

A good friend, from my childhood, and I have rekindled our friendship since I moved back to Northern California. I just went to her baby shower on Sunday. I had gotten her a jumbo box of diapers and a Target gift card~ the super cute one with an alligator on the front. I have been wanting to make a double pocket card and I wanted a super cute way of presenting her gift card~ so I followed the super easy directions from Barb Millikan's blog (she's amazing!). I got so many complements on this card! Everyone wanted to know how to make it and how I learned... I was even asked if I was a professional! Imagine that! But since I am merely a hobby demo I didn't offer a class or anything to teach them how! But you should really try this out- What a fun way to present a gift card!

Here is the inside: And the tag for the message:

The stamp sets are SU!'s Wild About You, Bursting with joy and fancy flexible phrases, the paper isn't from SU! and the ink colors are: cool caribbean (retired), wild wasabi, basic black and so saffron. I used the Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware and some retired ribbon on the tag and some other brand ribbon on the front. Enjoy and try making one yourself- it's super easy and soooo cute!
I haven't posted in awhile~ I don't know how long I will do this blogging thing for. I haven't yet figured out why I even started blogging in the first place.