Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mailbox Valentine

Some time ago, I created one of these mailboxes. That original post can be found here. I couldn't find it at the time so "re-invented" it. This time it will actually hold two of the nuggets. So here is my version on this years mailbox Valentine:

Here is what you will need:

Real Red Cardstock: 1 1/2" x 4 3/4"
                                  1" x 3 1/2"
                                  One piece from the word window punch

Designer Series Paper: 1 1/4" x 4 3/4"

Hearts from Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch: 2-glimmer and 2-DSP

One mini brad
All Purpose Liquid Glue
Strong Adhesive Tape

Take the first piece of cardstock and score at 1" and 4". Then using the bonefolder, slightly curl between the scores. This will be your "box".

Using the liquid glue, place the DSP strip on top of the cardstock and refold. Using liquid glue allows the paper to move as it is folded with the base piece.

From the 1" score line, punch an 1/8" hole approx. 1/4" up from the line and in from the edge. Punch a hole in one end of the word window piece and using the mini brad, attach it to the "box". This forms the "flag" base.

Now add strong double sided tape to the top side of the 3/4" "tab" close to the end and to the score line. Place the 1" tab over it an press together.

Take the next piece of card stock and round the corners 1/4" on one end and 1/2" on the other end. I actually used a crop-a-dile rounder that has both, but it you don't have both sizes, you can actually use a circle punch or framelit to do the same thing. With the punch, just insert the end you want to round into the punch from the back. Then from the 1/2" rounded end, score at 1 1/8".

 Then attach a small scrap for the hinge to hold it onto the back of the mailbox. I used half of a window punch which I then folded in half. Just add a bit of liquid glue and hold it together for a few seconds to bond.

Flip the piece over and add more liquid glue to about an inch from the score line. This will bond to the bottom of the inside of the mailbox.

Slip it inside the box, lining the score line up with the back-bottom edge of the box. Add a spot of liquid glue to the top of the tab and bond it to the inside-top of the box.

Your box is now complete. Now to add the embellishments!

Using liquid glue, I added one glitter heart to the front-bottom. I added three different hearts to create the flag and inserted two nuggets into the box. You could also wrap the nuggets with DSP if you wanted. Just cut a piece 1" x 3" and wrap it around, connecting with double sided tape.

I hope you enjoyed this posting. There are a lot of steps, but it really is a quick and easy project, which is always my favorite! (Especially just a few days away from the holiday!) It is also a great way to use up some of those scraps that we all hang on to. :)

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Monday, February 8, 2016


Don't you just hate the day BEFORE your order is to arrive???? I so want to play with my new products, but, alas, I have to wait until they arrive TOMMORROW!

So I decided to share something else with you. I LOVE adding bling to my projects and this new item in the Occasions catalog gives me the perfect item to do that. I can even add it to areas that I might not have added bling to before, but it gives just the subtle hint of glimmer. This is one of my favorite "go to products" and I think it might become yours, too.

Here is the video that demonstrates it. I love the clear one,(#141897, sold on page 24 of the Occasions book) and can hardly wait to try the gold (#141898), which is, of course, in the anticipated delivery for tomorrow!

Thank you so much for stopping by and if you have any questions, just send me a message. Have a great day!!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Fun Fold Valentine

I love trying new ideas for cards and this is a fun one. I know I should have waited til my order arrived so that I could have used all current product, but sometimes fun just doesn't want to wait! I am sure most of you have current or retired items in your stash that would look great, so I hope this example makes you want to pull them out and have some fun!

FIRST! I don't know why the one picture turned out pink and the other one red????? They are BOTH actually red! The top one shows the card partially open and the bottom is completely closed.

Start with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Real Red cardstock. Score at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2".

Working on the covers of your card, cut 2 1/4" x 4" patterned paper for the top flap and 4" x 4" for the bottom piece.

On the small flap, slide the 2" circle punch all the way onto the cardstock with the score line in the center and punch. (I actually used the punched piece for my card, so hang onto it.)

Folding the bottom flap up, line up the same size circle punch piece and glue to the flap. (Drop it down just a smidgeon so that it won't catch when it is closed). I added a 1 3/4" circle punch, a fussy cut heart. ( I actually stamped the heart from the Perfect Pennants set onto the back of my patterned paper and cut it out.) Then layered that with the Itty Bitty punch set heart punched from the Real Red Glimmer Paper.

Decorate as desired!! I was actually going to use my heart framelits for the punch, but decided to use as much current product as possible.

OKAY: want to know where this idea came from and also a great video from a fellow demonstrator???? HERE IT IS 

Have a great time with this one. I plan to do some St. Patrick's Day cards with it also!

Don't forget, there is only a few more days to receive the Limited time SAB products in the back of the SAB brochure. So don't miss out! Want a catalog with your order? DON'T order one on line! Let me know when you place your order (you will need to send your request directly to me) and I will send you a free one plus the Occasions and SAB brochure. Don't forget to add me as your demonstrator if you don't already have one! Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Mini Treat Bags

Have you ever had a product that you would love to have, but you just keep talking yourself out of purchasing??? Well, the Mini Treat Thinlits is that product for me!

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!

Well, no longer!!! If you didn't know, each week Stampin' Up has Weekly Deals, and guess what is on the deal for this week!!!

Check it out!!

I will show you some of my projects after it arrives, but didn't want you to lose out on this great deal! There is also a video link under the photo and if you need some more inspiration here is the link for ideas on pinterest

Don't forget to add me as your demonstrator when ordering IF you don't already have a local one. I would really appreciate, plus I will send you a thank you if you allow your information to be seen (you will be asked that at the time of ordering. If you say no, then I won't receive your info and won't be able to personally thank you)

Plus add just a bit more to bring up the total merchandise to $50 and receive your choice of a free SAB product.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

scraps and stamps

Do you have small scraps of cardstock and small stamps that you want to use? I am getting better at NOT hanging on to every little piece of scrap, but while I am stamping, why not use it if you can. Here is how I used a couple of pieces with some small stamps that I wanted to use. This also saves quite a bit of time.

Position your stamps on to the cardstock. Remember to place them down as if you were going to stamp them.

Lie you clear block on top and press down so the stamps will stick as usual. You are now ready to stamp onto the scraps, just as you had positioned them.

I hope this helps you out, too. I am sure I am not the first to have done this, but I sure felt good when I thought of it! Stamping once instead of three times for these images AND using scraps that I might not have done before.

Have a great crafting day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Paper Pumpkin AND S-A-B

Paper pumpkin special AND Sale-a-bration:

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Here is the January kit:

Please, when ordering, enter my name as your demonstrator, IF you don't already have one.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

SU and Graphic 45

You know I love my Stampin' Up products! I also love the Graphic 45 line of papers and they work so well with the SU cardstock!

In December, I purchased the 8x8 Time To Flourish paper pad from Graphic 45 to create a calendar. Here is a link to show you how that is done: Calendar

I had a lot of the papers left over so decided to create a card from each month. I used SU cardstock for each card base and also for the matting of each piece. Here is what I made:

AND there is still more to use on other projects. I know I want to make another calendar and maybe another set of cards from each month. I am not sure even that will use everything up!

I hope you enjoy seeing these. I just wish I could show the wonderful color! It is actually so vibrant.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!