Friday, December 30, 2011

Ice Princess

Here is a quick card before I head off to work.  I bought the December VIP Kit from My Favorite Things, and this is the other stamp set that was in the kit.  She is a Pure Innocence Ice Princess.  The lacy oval is one of the new Die-Namics.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Ice Princess
Ink:  Memento
Paper:  Stella Rose, Bazzill, Recollections
Misc:  Copics, buttons, lace, DMC floss, snowflake punch, pop up dots, Die-Namics Lacy Oval

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday Clean Up Sale at My Etsy Shop!

I'm trying to get organized and clean up my crafty space.  I have decided to have a big sale in my Etsy Shop.  All items are 50% off!  These are some great deals to start any birthday and even Mother's Day shopping.  Just include HOLIDAYCLEANUP  in all caps in the coupon code box.  Please note that the FREEBABY shipping is not included in this sale.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

I have added a few more items, here is a preview:

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy 7th Night of Hanukkah! 

I made this card for my Mom.  It's hard to find cute Hanukkah stamps, or perhaps I'm not looking in the right places!  So, I decided to combine one of my favorite Pure Innocence stamps, Enjoy Every Moment, and a couple of Craft Smart Stamps from the Michaels $1 area.

I love the side step cards, so I used the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.  It can be found here.  Since I couldn't find any cute Hanukkah paper either, I decided to use this cute cute snowflake paper from a Recollections paper stack.  My Hanukkah girl was colored with Copics and her dressed is paper pieced.  She is attached to a Martha Stewart tag with pop up dots.  The menorah medallion was made with a Craft Smart stamp, some Stickles, paper punches and a Martha Stewart doily.  I had a couple of Star of David Jolee by You embellishments from a few years ago.  A little ribbon, some pearls, and button completed my card.

Stamps:  Craft Smart-Menorah & Happy Hanukkah, My Favorite Things Pure Innocence-Enjoy Every Moment
Paper:  Recollections
Ink:  Versafine, Memento, CTMH
Misc:  Martha Stewart tag & doily, ribbon, button, half pearls, Copics, paper punches, Nesabilties, Jolee's by You Star of David, pop up dots, Stickles

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Gift Bags for Horses

This is a first for me, gift bags for horses!  Jenny asked me to make something to hold the treats she bought for the horses at the two barns she rides at.  I wanted to make something simple, festive, and personalized for each horse.  There are ten all together.

I used some little paper lunch sacks, a few paper punches, some Joelee's by You Horse embellishments, a little ribbon, jingle bells, clothespin, and Stampendous holly stickers.  The labels were computer generated.  I used the Nestabilities Labels  #8 to make the bag topper.

Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  Small lunch sacks, clothespins, jingle bells, Stampendous Holly and Red Dot stickers, Jolee's by You Horse stickers, ribbon

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Soda Bottle Christmas Wrap!

I'm always looking for fun ways to package gifts.  I bought some fun t-shirts for the kids this year, and decided to wrap them in a empty Diet Coke bottle.

It was really easy to do, I just carefully cut a out a part of the bottle on the label with a razor blade.  I stuffed some paper shred in the bottom and a handful of candy.  The t-shirt was rolled up and wrapped in a piece of tissue paper.  Then I stuffed the t-shirt  into the bottle.  Using clear packing tape, I adhered the piece of bottle that I cut off.  Then, I made a belly band with some matching paper, some baker's twine and a few buttons.  A bow was wrapped around the neck of the bottle.  For the gift tag, I just covered a clothespin with some paper and attached the coffee gift card holder to the bow.

Simple, simple....I grew a holiday pimple!

Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Recollections
Misc:  Soda bottle, ScorTape, baker's twine, buttons, ribbon, clothespin, jingle bell

I've got to hurry to get ready for work, I have a 12 hour day ahead of me, ugh!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Coffee Gift Card Holders

I bought some Starbucks Gift Cards for the kids and wanted to make a fancy gift card holder.  I had originally seen the idea July 2011 Cards Magazine on page 147.  It was made by Kim Hughes.  You can check out her blog Paper Hugs and Stamped Kisses.

I used my new Quickutz Hot Drink Die that I bought at our new Hobby Lobby here in Lakeland.  I also personalized the gift card holders with some alphabet beads.  After I finished the one I made for Joe, I laughed to myself as Joe is another word for coffee!  I'm sure that I'm the only one that thinks that's funny.....I'm a little sleep deprived and I just sucked an iced cappuccino down, so pardon my behavior!

I love snowman, so I thought I would make Jenny's just a little bit different than the ones for the boys.

Last but not least, one for Davey...

Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Recollections
Misc:  Ribbon, alphabet beads, baker's twine, buttons, Nestabilities, Quickutz Hot Drink Die, sewing machine, ScorTape

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Quick Teacher Gifts

So, I'm still doing the last minute scramble to get everything done!  Here are some quick gifts that I made for my favorite teachers.  I bought these apple tins at the Target Dollar Spot last fall.  The tag is made using Papertrey Ink's Button Boutique Set.  I used the Button Card Die to cut out the main tag, which is made out of some chalkboard paper.  The little apple was cut out of some cork board paper.  This was the first time I had ever used the cork board paper, it cuts really nice. 

While I was making this, I thought it would also be good for Valentine's Day.  Just substitute the little holly for some small hearts!

Here is the close up of the tag:

Stamps:  Joann Fabrics-Alphabet, Papertrey Ink-Button Boutique
Ink:  CTMH, Versafine
Paper:  Recollections, Head of the Class
Misc:  Papertrey Ink Dies-Button Card & Apple, buttons, paper punch, baker's twine, mini clothespin, apple tin, candy, ribbon, plastic treat bag

I just realized, I didn't use any pop up dots on this project!  That's crazy, I always use pop up dots!  Well, I'm off to start the next project....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gift Card Tin

This is what Oscar and Tedy made for their Grandpa for Christmas this year.  Grandpa likes to buy Dremel Tools for his model railroad, and his favorite place to buy them as at Lowe's.  So, I picked up a Lowes gift card for them. 

To make the gift card holder, Oscar and Tedy took an empty International Delight Coffee Tin and covered it designer paper.  They added some ribbon, a paper punched holly sprig, and a Quickutz Reindeer.  They carefully stamped out Grandpa on a piece of ledger paper.

A little paper shred was put in the bottom of the tin.  Then we put Grandpa's favorite candy (tiny Snickers bars) in the tin and then nestled the gift card in the middle.  The lid was put on and a bow was tied around it.

I put the gift card tin in one of my Holiday Bitty Bags which I personalized and added a surprise for my Dad from me!

Stamps:  JoAnn Fabrics-Alphabet
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Martha Stewart, Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  Papertrey Ink Label Die, Reindeer Quickutz, paper punch, ribbon, paper shred, International Delight Coffee Tin, half red pearls, pop up dots, candy, gift card, ScorTape

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Bitty Bag & Tag

So, I'm in panic mode trying to get my gifts done.  Is everyone else going through the same thing?  I hope I'm not the only one!

I made this Holiday Bitty Bag & Tag for my stepmother for Christmas.  I used an old favorite stamp set, Polar Pals from Stampin' Up.  I stamped the little Eskimo girl onto kraft cardstock, then colored her in with a red and black Bic Marker.  Liquid Applique was applied to her fur cuffs.  She is popped up on a tag made from Nestabilities.  The designer paper I had in my scrap stash, so I don't know who it is from!  It's adorable paper, that's all I know!  I personalized the tag with her name and added a snowflake embellishment that I made with a few paper punches, a button, some baker's twine and a spritz of glitter.

Close up of the tag:

Dad and Judy love to watch movies, so in the Bitty Bag are two DVD's and a bag of candy to enjoy while watching the movies.  I decided to go "green" with my wrapping paper, so I cut open a paper sack and stamped it with Rubber Stampede Snowflakes stamp.  I made a matching tag for the candy bag and another kraft sack.  A clothespin was covered with a strip of the paper and a bow/button was hot glued on.

Contents of the Bitty Bag:

Stamps:  Stampin' Up-Polar Pals, Rubber Stampede-Snowflakes, Joann Fabrics-Alphabet
Ink:  Mememto, Versacolor, Tim Holtz Tea Dye
Paper:  Unknown designer paper, Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  Clothespin, Bitty Bag, buttons, baker's twine, paper sacks, hot glue gun. pop up dots, white gel pen, Nestabilities, Liquid Applique, glitter spritz, Bic Pens

Well, one done and many more gifts to finish.......

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Reindeer & Snowman Triangle Treat Boxes

Here is a quick little project I whipped up to give to my regular guests at work.   I used the Inky Antics Triangle Treat Box to make the box.  Each box holds three Hershey Kisses.

The Snowman is made from a variety of punches.  I put it in a little plastic treat bag and made a tag using one of my most favorite sentiment stamps from Dandelion Designs.

The Reindeer is also made from a variety of paper punches.  His/her antlers are made using the leaf from the Cricut Doodlecharms Cartridge.

Stamps:  Dandelion Designs-Sweet Christmas Wishes
Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections
Ink:  Memento
Misc:  Paper punches, pop up dots, white gel pen, black Sharpie pen, ribbon, paper shred, treat bags, Hershey Kisses, Cricut Doodlecharms Cartridge

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mug Cozies and Notepads

I just finished up another batch of mug cozies and notepads.  They are posted in my Etsy Shop.  I will make a post office run everyday for anyone who is doing last minute shopping.   I have made a camping themed and a fishing themed set for the "sportsman" in your life.

This is just a sneak preview, head on over to my Etsy Shop it see more!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Holly Girl Gift Box

**Sorry, the pictures didn't come out very well.  I took a zillion pictures and with it being overcast today, they came out kind of crummy!  It looks much better in person.**

Here is a Target Dollar Spot Gable Box that I "tricked" up with the new Pure Innocence Holly Girl Stamp Set from My Favorite Things.  I bought the VIP Kit, so I also got this great sentiment.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-December VIP Kit Holly Girl
Paper:  Martha Stewart, Recollections, Wasau, Colorbok
Misc:  Buttons, baker's twine, diamond glaze, Nestabilities, snowflake paper punch, pop up dots, Copics, ribbon

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rootbeer Reindeer!

There is a great and inexpensive idea for your Secret Santa, Christmas Party or just an extra gift on hand to give.  Using a variety of paper punches and the Sizzix Swirls Sizzlet Die, I made reindeer face.  The tag is made using Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treats Christmas Set.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Tiny Christmas Treats
Ink:  Memento, Tim Holtz Tea Die
Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill, Wasau
Misc:  IBC Rootbeer Bottle, Nestabilities, Stickles, white gel pen, paper punches, glittery Christmas picks, white glue, pop up dots, glitter pen, Sizzix Swirls Sizzlet Die, baker's twine, button, ribbon

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Bitty Bags

***Editor's Note:  Incorrect prices were listed in my Etsy Shop for the Holiday Bitty Bags.  I have edited the listings to reflect the lower price.***

I just finished up some Holiday Bitty Bags for the Winter Holiday Gift Giving Season.  These are great  little bags are perfect for packaging your holiday gifts and since they are fabric bags, they can be re-used and re-gifted! 

Each bag is approximately 8 X  9 1/2 inches.  The bottoms are gusseted, so they can pack a lot of goodies inside.  A handmade tag is tied onto the handles with space for you to personalize your gift bag.

Here is a sneak peak of one of the bags:

A close up of the matching tag:

I will be posting these in my Etsy Shop to click on over to get yours today!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Snowman Flower Pots

 I love those little flower pots that are in the Dollar Spot at Target.  They are so cute!  They had these little ones called Carpet Of Snow, and I thought they would make cute little snowmen.  You could use these as little party favors or place card holders for your holiday dinner table.

They are really simple to make, I just used some Nestabilties and a variety of paper punches to make the snowman.  The sentiment is from the JustRite Christmas Mini Sentiments Set.  I traced the wrapper onto some white cardstock and wrapped it around the  flower pot.  The snowman is attached with small strip of cardstock that I cut/folded into a "V" shape, secured with a piece of Scor Tape to both the top of the flower pot and the back of the snowman.  Then a piece of ribbon was tied around the pot for extra security and to cover the little strip up.

Stamps:  JusRite-Christmas Mini Sentiments Set
Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill
Ink:  Versafine
Misc:  Paper punches, Nestabilities, rhinestones, ribbon, mini flower pots, pop up dots, ScorTape, white gel pen, Sharpie pen

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Elf Kits in my Etsy Shop


If you liked the post from earlier this evening, and have limited time to craft, I have the solution for you!  I made up some extra elves and put together a little kit of some of the supplies I used to make the finished product.

Included in the Kit:
2 Elf Heads
1 notepad
2 red & 2 green carnival tickets
4 jingle bells
4 white pompoms
6 buttons
red and green baker's twine
4 pieces off assorted coordinated 4 1/2 inches x 6 1/2 inches of designer paper
1 large green weathered clothespin
1 small red glitter clothespin

This is a great little kit for you or your favorite crafty friend or secret santa.  These kits are only $5.00 each!  Shipping is only $1.00 to cover the cost of the padded envelope!

So, jump over to my Etsy Shop and grab your kit today.  There is a limited number of kits (four) and they will not be restocked.

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Elf Paper Punch Art Gift Set

I have a friend at work who loves to plan the perfect for Christmas for her family.  I made her this little gift set to get her started.  I wanted to do something with a little elf motif.  I combined my Cricut and my trusty paper punches, and this is what I came up with:

The contents of her gift set include a card to send and a notepad for her Black Friday shopping.  The stamped sentiment on the card is from Dandelion Designs and on the notepad is from Papertrey Ink, Take Note and Just The Ticket.

To keep the notepad closed, I attached an elf to the back of a clothespin. This way it will also keep any receipts in her notepad so they don't get lost in her purse.

I packaged this little set in a wine bag that I got from Target. They had them under the register, and I sweet talked the cashier into giving me a few! You could probably get them from your local package store (liquor store). I made a tag with another elf that is attached with a glitter clothespin. This way, she can reuse the package and the tag!

Stamps:  Dandelion Designs-Sweet Christmas Wishes, Papertrey Ink-Take Note, Papertrey Ink-Just The Ticket
Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections,
Ink:  Versafine, Colorbox, Martha Stewart
Misc:  Clothespins, buttons, paper punches, Cricut, white gel pen, Nestabilities, pop up dots, baker's twine, jingle bells, ric rak, notepad, ScorTape, My Favorite Things Scallop Dienamic, Papertrey Ink Just The Ticket Die

If you would like to buy a kit to make these great elf items, check out this post here.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Sleigh

This is my first project I made with my Gypsy.  I'm very pleased with the way it came out.  The sleigh was cut out from the Paper Dolls Dress Up Cartridge.  The edges were sponged with some white ink.  Then I made a small box and adhered it to the sleigh sides.    To embellish it, I used the Quickutz Holly Die, some buttons, and baker's twine.

I filled the little sleigh with some tissue paper and paper shred.  I found these great Lindor Peppermint Truffles at Target.  They are really good, I had to try them to make sure that they weren't poisoned!  The sentiment stamp is from Dandelion Designs.  I felt like it needed a little something more, so I made this tree with some spools, Modge Podge, and matching paper.

Stamp:  Dandelion Designs-Sweet Christmas Wishes
Ink:  Versafine, Colorbox
Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  Wooden spools, buttons, Modge Podge, baker's twine, paper punches, Quickutz Holly Die, pop up dots, acetate bag, Paper Dolls Dress Up Cricut Cartridge, Crop-A-Dile, ScorTape

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sending You A Little Christmas

I found this cute paper at Violette's, but I'm not sure who made it!  I thought it would make a cute wintery Christmas card and it goes perfectly with this Pure Innocence Sending You A Little Christmas stamp.

She is colored with Copics and the trims are from my stash.  It was pretty quick to make.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Pure Innocence Sending You A Little Christmas
Ink:  Memento, Colorsnap
Paper:  Recollections, unknown designer paper, Bo Bunny
Misc: ribbon, pom pom trim, Sizzix Snow Flake die, Papertrey Ink Button die, My Favorite Things Scallop die, copics, pop up dots, baker's twine

Have your tried the new Cinnamon M & M's?!  I found them at Target and they are super delicious.  I'm going to put them in my coffee!

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween and Ugly Brownies!

Happy Halloween!  This is one of my favorite holidays and I don't have to work!  Yay!!  I plan to watch some scary movies and pass out some candy.

I made these ugly brownies with my new Magic Brownie Pan for my nephew, Joey.  The pan is awesome, but the brownies look horrible!  I need to practice my decorating skills!  But, they taste super delicious!

Gotta run, I have to get ready for my date with Freddy, Michael, Norman and Jason!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Candy Pouches

I made 11 little candy pouches for some friends and family for Halloween.  They are simple to make, I just used a 6 X 12 piece of patterned paper, some ScorTape and a crimper.  You make the little sack, fill it with candy, seal the other side, and then pink the edges.  The ghost is from the Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up.  I paper punched some eyes.  To personalize each pouch, I stamped their names.  Then I added a little embellishment and a black seam binding bow.

Stamps:  Studio G-Alphabet
Paper:  Debbie Mumm, Recollections
Ink:  Versafine
Misc:  Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge, pop up dots, seam binding, paper punches, black sharpie, crimper, ScorTape, black sharpie pen, white gel pen, candy

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Goody Bags

I made these little goody bags for my Mom's knitting group that meets each Monday.  The tags were made using my favorite "Another Halloween In The Bag!" stamp.  I added some googly eyes and a pumpkin embellishment from K & Company.  The spider is a Martha Stewart Paper Punch, which I punched twice, folded one, and then glued it on top for a 3-D looked.  I spritzed a little glimmer mist on the spider.  I filled a medium sized glassine bag with some candy, and attached the tag with a little clothespin that was decoupaged with some matching paper.

Here is a close up of the tags:

Stamp:  Rubber Cottage-Another Halloween In The Bag
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  K & Company, Recollections
Misc:  Glassine bags, candy, mini clothespins, Modge Podge, googly eyes, K & Company Pumkin Embellishments, ribbon pop up dots, spider paper punch, Glimmer Mist

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Haunting Tag

I've been watching Paranormal Activity 1 and 2 today.  Now, I love scary movies, but these are actually scaring the living daylights out of me.  I had to turn the second one off just a few minutes ago because I knew what was coming!  It's almost to the end, but I just can't do it.  Maybe if it was still daylight, I could finish it, but no way!  I needed to do laundry, but the laundry room is on second floor of my apartment building, and I am NOT going outside!

I made this tag for a trick or treat bucket for my niece, Katie.  I'm going to mail it to her at school, so it will be a surprise!  In addition to some candy, I added a funny Bill Murray movie.  Not everyone in my family shares my passion for scary movies, though, I do wish one of them was here right now!

The bucket filled with goodies!

Stamp:  Savvy Stamps-Happy Haunting
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  K & Company, Recollections, Papertrey Ink
Misc:  Nestabilities Tags, Papertrey Ink pinked square die, Martha Stewart bat punch, orange button, half orange pearls, half black pearls, K & Company Frog, pop up dots, ribbon, baker's twine

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Vampire Candy Tubes

My sister gave me this huge plastic tube and asked if I could do something with it.  It's this ginormous acetate box.  Here is the tutorial on Splitcoast for the acetate box.  Well, it's been sitting in the corner of my closet for some time now, and I finally decided what I could make.  Using the same concept as the candy bar wrappers.  I made the heads and hair using the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge and paper punches to make the faces.  The tags are made using JustRite Witch Way To The Treats Stamp Set, a paper punched pumpkin and Nestabilities.

Here is a close up:

Stamps:  JustRite-Witch Way To The Treats
Ink:  Versafine
Paper: K & Company, Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  White gel pen, ribbon, acetate tube, stickles, pop up dots, paper punches, Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up, Stickles, candy, Crop-A-Dile

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