• Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Time is limited, but…

    Remember me talking about the Making Parties?? You still have time to host a quick making party. These gift bags come with 10 in the package and they more then enough parts to decorate them. And I ALWAYS promise there will be left overs! Party price is $11 per person!! CRAZY RIGHT?? Where do you get packaging for just over $1 a bag?? And that is NOT decorated!! How many people do you need to organize?? Minimum of 4. I bring all the crafty goodies. However, you bring the snacks and goodies. I want to help you wrap up your presents this year! Above all, looking crafty and fun while…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    What is a PDF?

    How cute is this one?? Have you watched a video and said, “Hey, I want to do that!!” Of course, and a PDF is how we do it. A PDF or Tutorial is a list of supplies and instructions to make the one project or card. I have shared before that I am part of a Tutorial Team. My customers benefit from this also. Offering this Tutorial bundle of cards/projects to a customer that places a $40 product order. Here is this months sneak peak. In addition to a theme each month. Each of the 16 Tutorials has a FULL list of supplies and step by step instructions. Not limited…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Come to Gather for Thanksgiving.

    YES, you still have time to get these items!! Do you remember the Making Party sneak peak I gave a while ago?? This one is a different take on the one with the Harvest Hellos pumpkin. Do you do fancy for Thanksgiving?? In our BIG family (like 25-30) we do buffet for food set up, but we do gather at the table, well several! I need to talk with my sister so that maybe I can make these, for the adults anyway. A video is always fun, right?? Here is what you will need in case the numbers go by too fast in the video.. Gather Together Bundle – 153036…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    10/26 Coffee and Cards Monster Bash Style

    Wasn’t Coffee and Cards fun today?? Did you miss out on how to make these cuties?? Well you only need a few things…. Monster Bash (150447) DSP, Wonderfully Wicked (b-153041 s-150547), Everyday Label (144668) punch and ribbon of you choice. Now all decorated and ready for goodies… From left to right.. That was the “bag” from the video that still needed decoration. The middle, our work of art. Lastly, the other half left over. All a little different but all ready for giving. I have a few special ghouls that will be getting these, now to make a few more… Thank you for helping and I enjoying our time together,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Pumpkin Harvest in the Truck

    I needed a few treat holders. What to use?? You guessed, my pickup truck, haha. Just big enough for a fun size treat. Perfect to haul your pumpkins AND candy. How about letting you in on a secret?? I made a video for this one too. With a few fun ideas and even a technique…. However, here are a few things to know… You will want to use Multipurpose glue, stamp first then assemble, be patient and try. In addition to this Happy Harvest it could also say.. happy birthday with some balloons. Need a reminder?? Check this post… I wish that I would have thought to use the black…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Spooky Wonderfully Wicked Tombstone Treats

    Would you think to use vellum to add some SPOOKY?? I almost did not. GASP, right? The Tombstone “wrapper” is all vellum 1 1/2″ x 7″, with a 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ of Basic Grey and some scrap Whisper White. Tombstone wrapper starts with the Everyday Label punch (144668). First score your vellum 3 1/4″ from both ends. Then from left to right… first, slip your end section through just far enough to carefully pull out just the scored end. After pulling that end out, join the pieces/ends together. Pulling the scored end out just far enough to punch off “the end” for the “Tombstone” look. You could also do…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards,  sneak peek

    Give Thanks with Harvest Hellos

    Here is a sneak peak of one of the Making Party projects. When you pick Fall, Harvest Hellos Stamp set and punch bundle (153037) will be what you will be using. Sooo Cute!! Missed yesterdays post about the Making Parties?? Check it out here. The Kraft Pillow Boxes (147018), Polka Dot Ribbon (146912) and Textile Ribbon (149480) are in the BIG book. But how cute would this be on your Thanksgiving table? Or a small gift to a friend to thank them for something nice that was done. Similarly, I would give this to my sister for hosting Thanksgiving. Additionally the DSP used is from the Come to Gather pack…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors

    Littles with Come to Gather

    Lastly on the Come to Gather week long adventure… is my FAVORITE sheet of DSP. Yes, I do love me some gingham, and this one reminds me of one of my hubbies shirts. Crazy?? yes, but true. With 12 different patterns, this is the one I pick. This DSP pack is part of the paper share and the Come to Gather (150454) pack is in the 2019 Holiday catalog. That leaf is from Tags & Feathers Elements (150455), and has a second leaf, larger, plus that AWESOME “log” piece. How about a “backpack” for a cute note?? In addition, to the DSP this cutie uses the largest of the Stitched…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Stamp Camp/class

    Gift using Painted Harvest

    I put this together for a friend of mine.. Christine. I went to a Stamping Bingo that she ran last week. Ohh girls, I think, NO I know we should be doing this here. They had so much fun, and the prizes!! WooooHoooo! Keep an eye on the events, because I am working on this as we speak. I choose to add this to a small bottle of lotion. Christine is in Wisconsin, in the winter she will be thanking me for it!! haha. I sooo hope that she loved it as much as I loved making it for her! Here is what you will need: Painted Harvest Stamp Set…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  In-Colors

    Love What You Do #GDP201

    I love giving treats… How about you?? How about a treat for a teacher, friend or neighbor?? This week on the Global Design Project, the challenge has to do with these colors… Great Fall color combos, dontcha think? This creation was simple leftover pieces from other projects. Mossy Meadow base 2 1/2 x 7 scored at 3 1/4 and 3 3/4. Add the decorations you want. Stamp using the Merry Merlot ink and the flower bunch from the Love What You do (148042) set. The 1/2 base is just wide enough so that this cutie even stands up. No need for gluing the candy because the “belly band” holds it…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor

    A Truck and for a Challenge #195

    Today let’s go on a trip… Out to the country, where I live! All of us in the Pickup Truck… for this week’s Global Design Project Challenge #gdp195 the theme is… So many fun ideas, but when I saw the challenge, it was going to use this new bundle Ride with Me (151106). Which includes both stamps and coordinating dies. Have you had a look at it yet?? OHHHH!! Here is the stamped image of the truck… including, Silver Foil (132178) adding to the “old school” look. It is used on the bumper and the “rims” of the tires. In addition, Vellum (101856) for the window, which was fussy cut…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Smile

    Want a fun gift bag tag? or even a place card? How about just a small token to remind someone to Smile? Do you hand out business cards? I do too, however, wouldn’t you want to keep this one?? Please share what you could use this for in your business, or personal life. Measurements The base is 3 x 4 1/4. Easy to decorate with dies or like above with the following punches. Daisy Lane Bundle (151118) Daisy Punch (143713) Four-Petal Punch (147041) Detailed Trio (146320) Everyday Label (144668) Add in your favorite ribbon, an embellishment and sentiment of your choice. I look forward to reading how you could use…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Kits

    Bag, box and Rosy

    Here is our last Everything is Rosy (150059) post…. Have you ever forgotten to get a gift bag?? or you have one and it is JUST to big? Well, how about making your own?? Take two 6×6 pieces of DSP or even cardstock and score on three sides at 1 inch. HINT: be sure to match up the patterns. Using multi glue to adhere. Punch holes in your top, use your matching ribbon. NO PEAKING, PLEASE Need a small box for a fun little treasure…. again with two 6×6 pieces of DSP or cardstock, score at 2 inches all the way around…. You can even mix and match, like above.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  sneak peek,  Uncategorized

    Decorating a gift

    Do you get requests for cards?? I do on occasion… and I like to wrap them up special for the receiver . This time the receiver is a fellow gardener. We enjoy being outside, digging in the dirt and coffee too. The colors of Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive seem an obvious match. Enjoying another year of the Daisy Punch, WooooHooo! There is a sneak peek here. What is your guess?? Join us again Tuesday for another sneak peek. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Happy Mother’s Day

    These pretty ladies celebrated Mother’s Day on Saturday with me… from left to right… my sister, Mindy… My Mom, Mary … Me….my sister-in-law Taryn. Love these ladies. Happy I was able to spend this time with you! The flower pot tags where created on Saturday during Coffee and Cards, did you catch that episode?? Check for the link on yesterdays post…. There was a tip/trick to those flowers, that involved the Wink of Stella (141897) you will not want to miss! The Best Birds stamp set (141525) and coordinating dies Birds and Blooms (141477) and the Petal Promenade DSP (146913) are on the retiring list and at the time of…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Another Treat?

    Happy Easter!! These little treats have a chocolate candy inside and the butterfly is a sign of spring for everyone. These little cuties use the Scalloped Tag topper (133324) and your multi glue (110755). Making several of these, paper clips worked like a charm to secure the glue overnight. The Butterfly Gala Bundle (150599) was the final touch for this one. Using which ever butterfly set and color you would like. As you can see in this photo, the glue was not carried all the way to the bottom. The reason?? Ease of opening. due to them being glued flat it helped to keep the bottom open. How far did…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  old site

    Sweet Treats

    Here are the cute sweet treats that the Spring Sampler ladies received. YUM! Such a fun and easy way to use that Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324). Some simple 1/8 sheer ribbon (whisper white 144172) and “Thank You” sentiment from Petal Palette (145788) Adding the Fun Glitter Enamel Dot on the “thank you” was an after thought, but please do not tell the ladies 😉 This could be scored and folded in any size and really used for just about anything. What would you want to put inside?? The top picture kinda gives you a sneak peak…. A big thank you for joining me today! Check back tomorrow to see…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Unstoppable…

    Want a fun way to give someone a small gift?? Make a cute and encouraging package!! This sentiment is from the Strong & Beautiful stamp set (148732), which happens to be FULL of positive/empowering says.. This was made to look like a book, pretty cover and a pop at the binding. it was kept together with 1/8 inch Sheer ribbon in Fresh Fig (144174). What was put inside?? Good question… Lip Balm. because who does not need that this time of year?? It was help in place with a couple glue dots so it would not slip out. Still easy to get out of the “book” . Basic measurements: 3…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  old site,  Team Meeting

    Wood Elements

    These wood elements are FREE with a $50 purchase, cool right?? What do you do with them once you have them?? Lets see what we can come up with in the next couple posts… Note… there are four different size butterflies and two different butterfly outlines.. three different size flowers along with two different leaf designs. The first is a scissor charm. Frustrating when you get your scissors mixed with someone else, this could even be attached as a book mark charm. Humm, what else could this be?? Making different ones was pretty easy actually… I gave these as a gift to my team.. all different, some with color, some…