• 3D Thursday

    Twila 3D Thursday Halloween slider box.

    Twila 3D Thursday Halloween This super fun idea is from Twila 3D Thursday Halloween slider box. You are just going to love it. I am going add that you might be seeing it again VERY soon!! Thanks Twila for today’s project! Be sure to head over to the 3D Thursday page and get your FREE tutorial. Ohh, so much “Scary Cute“-ness here. This project is super fun and bigger then you think. I was thinking that the corners were from the die cut set. But dang it, they are that new Very Best Trio punch. I need to add that to my wish list now, haha!! See that paper in…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Team Meeting

    Inky Whisper Sisters Challenge, I want you to join us!

    Inky Whisper Sisters Challenge I would love for you to join myself and the Inky Whisper Sisters in a Challenge. It is actually something that we should be doing everyday, but…. I know you can do it too! Using what might be a new favorite bundle, Hello Ladybug and the Cloud punch. Keep in mind that the meeting was in February so that Marbleous DSP was still available. A quick stamp of that smiling ladybug, adding in a “Smile” sentiment from the Daisy Lane stamp set and boom you are ready for an easy and cute treat holder. In our team meeting we have demonstrations. I walked the team through…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Day Six Tasteful Treats, Sweet Heart dies too!

    Day Six Tasteful Treats Can you believe that today is Day Six Tasteful Treats. How is it that we have done that many?? Did you miss any?? Well you will find them all as follows…. day one, day two, day three, day four and day five. I know that is has been a sweet. Ohh, these were super fun. I wanted to see if the Tasteful Labels dies would work. And they sure did! Here is what I did… I cut two of the same label, front and back. Created a “box” to hold the candy that I wanted. Note that the boxes fit ‘inside’ (or behind) the labels that…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Day Four Easy Peasy, Heart Punch pack!!

    Are you ready for Day Four Easy Peasy. This idea you could do while watching TV. Actually if need be the kids could do this one!! Grab that DSP and check this out!! Day Four Easy Peasy You are going to join me on this one!! Here is what you will need… DSP of choice – I used Sunshine & Rainbows Heart Punch Pack Ribbon to match – I used Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon Printed Gusseted Cellophane bag Essentials Bakers Twine Banner Year stamp set Here is a few things to add. You can use any bag really, I love the Gusseted bag because they hold a TON. And…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Day Three Love Train, First YouTube live idea.

    Here we are on Day Three Love Train. Are you curious?? Check out my very first YouTube Live. Day Three Love Train First, yes it still have the candy in it!! I know that Joe was eyeballing it though. However, I am even more excited that I will be doing a weekly YouTube video. I am working on my schedule so that you will be able to look for it. Yes, EACH week!! Guys, I know that I have been spotty at best in this area. This is my focus this year. Not only keeping the lives that I have going fun, but also adding in the next component. Let…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Day One Treat ideas, not just for Valentine’s Day.

    Day One Treat ideas Here we are on Day One, Treat ideas. This one is all about the little pieces. It really is super easy and really could be ANY color you pick. I really am having loads of fun with the Hello Ladybug bundle. Going the more traditional color scheme for this treat package. Poppy Parade, Just Jade and a peek of Pumpkin Pie in the Flowering Fields DSP. Question… Have you colored the Gingham Ribbon yet?? You that you can right?? Well, trust me that is what I did on this one. Grabbed my Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend (alcohol marker) and colored a length long enough for…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events

    6 Days of Treat ideas… Valentine’s Day treats.

    6 Days of Treat ideas.. Join me for 6 Days of Treat ideas starting Tuesday, February 1. I am working on some fun ideas. A couple are simple. There are a couple you might have seen before. However, I will say that you are going to be all set for treats for ALL your sweeties. I look forward to seeing what you think… I do hope to inspire and encourage you to pass out a few extra fun sweets this Valentine’s day! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sweet 3D Thursday Sarah’s fun Sweet Talk idea.

    Sweet 3D Thursday Sarah’s This is a great idea and ohh so timely! Sweet 3D Thursday Sarah’s Sweet Talk idea. Grab your favorite DSP, two different cardstock colors and let’s make this Valentine’s Nugget box. The paper that Sarah used is my favorite sheets in this paper pack. Sarah used several of the items in the Sweet Talk suite. Wait until you see the other DSP’s on the inside!! I will admit that the little heart lollypop is my favorite piece. You know that I almost missed that Sarah left the hearts in the string of hearts. Are you wondering about that twine?? That is part of the Twine pack…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Cute Halloween Treat idea using an old 3D Thursday.

    Cute Halloween Treat idea Ohh Sooo, Cute Halloween Treat idea from a 3D Thursday tutorial. In case you missed this one here is the link for the tutorial. I have done up a few of these now. I want to tell you it really is super easy. And it really can be for ANYTHING!! The inside is a lot larger then you would think. With that being said however, it is not big enough for a gift card. It does however hold A LOT of candy, lip balm fits, Tic Tac’s and Stampin’ Spots too. Now, tell me what you think about using Flirty Flamingo for Halloween?? I was not…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day around here!

    Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day You know that Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day around here. I have a group on Facebook dedicated to is too, check it out!! Every other Thursday we get together and come up with a few ideas from the most current box. Today we worked on the new Hope Box, however I have yet to share these ideas here. This Bag-a-lope was an idea I found several years ago and love using it for treats, twine and other little goodies. Depending on the size envelope, will depend on how big or small the “bag-a-lope” will be. In this case here it is a regular A2 size.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Pierced Blooms and Sweet Strawberry Scalloped Box.

    Pierced Blooms and Sweet Strawberry I love making hand crafted gifts, especially like this Pierced Blooms and Sweet Strawberry box. If you have not gotten the Pierced Blooms dies, ohhh man!! Seriously these are amazing… The pierced look to them adds amazing texture. I love to layer them together. And no there are NO rules on which to layer together!! That is a thought… We should cut out a bunch and see all the different combos we could make. Anyway, in addition to the Pierced Blooms, I also added the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. Yes, the Just for you is kinda hiding, but it is stamped in Evening Evergreen. Ohh,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards

    All Dressed Up Purse Treat holder and its Pink.

    All Dressed Up Purse Treat This Polished Pink All Dressed Up Purse Treat holder. Is what every little girl wants full of yummy chocolates. Heck I would love to have it too. It has been some time since I have dusted off the All Dressed Up dies and coordinating stamp set Dressed to Impress. We did this for a live over a month ago. I kept forgetting to take pictures. Why?? because I put it up on the shelf right away. I do love how much room there is… Holy Cow!! I would bet that you could fit almost a whole regular sized bag of Kisses’ in here. If not…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Paper Pumpkin

    Cup Full of Expressions, June Paper Pumpkin

    Cup Full of Expressions For today’s Cup Full of Expressions you will need the June Paper Pumpkin. This Expressions In Color kit is soo pretty, soo colorful and sooo HAPPY!! My first idea with this kit was a fun gift for a special friend of mine. I only used one cardbase, one of the vellum flowers and one of the “Merci” that is vellum. Yes, really that is all!! Shocked?? I would really hope not. Getting all the mileage from that kit is going to be a must. Truly, I am in love. I can not wait for my Stampin’ Blends to get here to see if I can also…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fancy Fold

    Fun Fold Treat Box, because candy is necessary!!

    Fun Fold Treat Box Okay, I just start off with saying chocolate is needed for the Fun Fold Treat Box. As you can see there is LOTS of it in this little box. I also want to add this box is from scrap of one of the fun folds that we made. Yes, no scraps for this one!! WooHOO. Even the decorating is from the scrap bin. I do love when you can create such cute ideas without cutting a BIG full piece of cardstock. However, if you need to make several then this would yield two boxes from one piece. I used a few different items here… The leaves…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate.

    I love Sharing Treats!! I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate with … BUTTERFLIES!! These little cuties are from girls night. A goal I had last year to give cute little treats at each and every in person event. I have been doing it every since. I know I love the fun ideas. Bet you guessed that everyone loves eating them too. Some take them home for treats later. haha. But most only leave with the cute little decoration that was once on, around or packaged the yumminess!! I need to purchase stock in Hershey’s, Ghirardelli and Mars. Humm, that might be a great idea dad!! Sneak Peek These also happen…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Ding Dong Ditch

    Weekend of Treat Holders, no I did not plan it…

    Weekend of Treat Holders I figured why not, Weekend of Treat Holders. These little cuties are from the Winter Creative Escape in January. I warned you I made a TON of samples. These little Mini Curvy Keepsake treats used the DSP , dies and felt flowers too. I actually was super surprised by what would fit inside. Two little snack size Hershey’s fit without fighting it. First, Purple Posy cardstock and just stamped on the large cactus. The felt flowers, I will admit were a struggle. I used the Multipurpose glue on some and then Mini glue does on the others. I did prefer the Mini glue dots, just because…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    You are Amazing Treats with Video

    You are Amazing Treats How did I miss these You are Amazing Treats?? Somehow I did a video and forgot to post them. I think that I really am losing it. With some many possibilities the Love You Always Treat Box could be a bling drawer, treasure holder and even gift card holder. Ohhh, man now I remember why. They were on backorder, however they will be back sometime in the coming week. WoooHOOO!! Now one of these was a gift to me.. the Love one. Thank you Christine. Great Chocolates by the way!! The other two are all me. The Happy box is from the January Team meeting. The…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Snail Treat Box Video how to included.

    Snail Treat Box Video I know you need this Snail Treat Box Video! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner… and you have a sweetie that LOVES candy, right?? Well, you need an excuse to get Crafty!! No matter how you decorate this SUPER CUTE but EASY box! Bonus too is that it holds a gift card!! This is one that you will want to keep the measurements for!! I did a little die cutting, fussy cutting and twine to complete this cutie. I even had Mom helping me so that she could have Treats for ALL the grandkids. No I am not going to share those, YET!! However to…

  • Fancy Fold,  Paper Pumpkin

    January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative Sending Hearts

    January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative For our First of January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative ideas. Paper Pumpkin shared this submission with everyone on their page last week.. What an honor and I wanted to be sure to share with you here too. I did add a few things to this. The little envelope is from the Snail Mail dies and ALL those hearts are from the Stitched Be Mine dies. I wanted to be sure to share that you can fold this up!! Yes it fits in a regular envelope. However, I did not get to play with the add-on until the Pumpkin Whispers… A Paper Club live. I posed this question…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    First Seven days of Haunting Halloween.

    First – Seven days of Haunting Welcome to the First – Seven days of Haunting. Today we are taking a peak at the Halloween version of the 3D Thursday Project. This is where I fell in love with that fun spidery web ribbon!! Do you see that Glitter Spider sitting in it?? love it!! I did not share with you that my mom helped me to create this one. Was out at Mom’s and just did not know what to do. I knew that I needed this to be a project that would be universal. Meaning Treats or something else. Mom and I were playing. Yes, I do love a…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    3D Thursday – Guest Designer.

    3D Thursday – Guest Designer To say that I am excited about being a Guest Designer for 3D Thursday does not touch how I feel!! Thank you to Debbie Henderson and her fun design team for this opportunity!! I sure hope everyone enjoys this fun 3D project idea!! Are you a gift card giver?? How about a treat giver?? This fun “book” is perfect for both!! Question… Do you recognize that DSP?? No?? Well, Magic in this Night. What?? That is NOT Christmas paper! However why not use the Black and White sides for ANY holiday you would like!! I do love extending the life of my papers!! Think outside…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Team Meeting

    Last month’s Team Meeting fun, Night!

    I do love making little Thank You’s. These were made at last months Team Meeting, fun right?? That little thing sticking out of the top of the Thanks a Ton is a small nail file. How fun??? The daisy has a stem but a file too. Can you see the fold on the bottom?? That is all that I am going to say about my secrets. haha The team had fun decorating these jars. They could use any scraps they wanted and any ribbon in the studio. It sure was fun seeing all the different ones. The one on the right has a few things… The Nothing’s Better Than, Well…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges

    Thoughtful Blooms for a Challenge

    Did someone say treats?? Posting this WAAAAAY earlier, this week! I do not want to miss out! I set a goal for myself for 2020. Every in studio class gets little treats! These little cuties will be for an up and coming class. Whooo knows you might get one if you join us! ANYWAY….. This week for the Global Design Project Challenge it is ALL about color! Which colors… Now where to begin… keeping in mind the Small Bloom punch is a featured item for me this week! Pairing it with the coordinating stamp set, also a FREE item from the current Sale-a-Bration selections. However, which candies?? Of course, Ghirardelli!…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    6 of 10 Days of Love

    Do you give little treats?? I give my sweetie and kids treats, but how about the nieces and nephews? I think this would be PERFECT!! Using a 6 x 8 piece of DSP and a few scores and cuts. DONE! This From My Heart – 151189 DSP is in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog. The coordinating Heartfelt Bundle – 153775 (or the From My Heart Suite -153931) including two heart punches that layer together. The plain heart above is Vellum – 101856. The sentiment is stamped with you guessed, Real Red! Be sure to let it dry completely!! The layered little hearts are leftovers from Coffee and Cards. You know…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Happy Treats

    Fun treats with a bonus!! The bonus is the extra pair of gloves. The Treat is candy!! These super cute Snowmen are perfect for the nieces and nephews for just a small treat. ALL of the faces are different because just like a snowflake no snowman is exactly the same!! However, if you are not comfortable doing the mouth by hand, the trio punch has the perfect mouth size ovals. The Chalk marker is just one way to make the eyes, I chose to use the shimmer paint. I owe a huge thank you to my friend Selene, a stampin’ sister, for this SUPER CUTE idea! In addition to her…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it,  No Stamping??

    Treats with Night Before Christmas

    The Scalloped Tag Topper punch is perfect for “wrapping” treats. Have you tried it?? Using a strip of cardstock, punch both the top and bottom. You have a pretty top where you add a few pieces of DSP (Night Before Christmas- 150437) and DONE!! The truffle that I ended up putting inside did NOT want to stay put… I “created” a seat, if you will, for it. Scored all four sides and snipped one side (all four sides) to create the boxed seat. Ohh yeah and a circle die (Layering Circles-141705) in the middle. Dressed it up with a pretty bow (Cherry Cobbler Strip Ribbon-150439) and it is now ready…

  • 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,  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,  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…