Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sour Cream treat holders

 At the last workshop we made these great treat holders that look like sour cream containers.  They are super easy to make, and fun to decorate for whatever event you got going on. 
What you need to know are the basics- then you can have fun.  The containers that are pictured here start with a piece of 5 1/4' x 4 1/4" card stock (you can use decorative paper too).  In both cases the paper was run through the Big Shot in an embossing folder.  Then you tape up the short side so the paper makes a tube.  Use good tape so they don't pop open.   Pick one end to tape closed.  If you want to add ribbon or some decorative
paper, stick it in the opening before you tape it closed.  Now pay close attention.  Fill your container with a treat, then pinch the open end closed so that it is perpendicular to the first closing.  It should look like a sour cream holder.  Use your good sticky tape to close this end. You can decorate the outside with fabric, ribbon, or tags.  The container to the left was copied from Stampin'Up!.  I used the new Spice Cake Designer Fabric to make a ribbon, added a Pool Party tag, and tied a Big button on with the Linen Thread.  All Supplies can be ordered on my SU web site. 
The Halloween container is a little different in that I punched a hole in the paper before rolling it into a tube, then taped a window sheet over the hole.  The rest is all the same, I just changed the decorations.  It was so cute filled with Fall color M&Ms and candy corns, but I ate them before I took the picture!
Let me know if you have questions or comments.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Another Halloween Card

 I love making Halloween cards, and have spent way too much time in the craft room trying to make this one work!  Finally, I am ready to share it's greatness with you!  (We will be making this one in the workshop this week!)  This card features the new Bigz L Die from Stampin'Up! called Peekaboo Frames, and the Simply Scored, both of which are in the Holiday Mini catalog. 
What a surprise when you lift the frame opening to find a spooky message! 
I squirt a little Dazzling Details on the witch's stockings just for fun. 
The other secret on this card is the way I altered the top note so it more closely mirrors the frame.  I just cut it in half and fastened the ribbon over the middle. 

Another fun card using the Wicked Cool stamp set.

Monday, September 19, 2011


I love this card.  It is simple and pretty, and only uses the word from a Halloween set.  In other words, you don't have to forget about your other stamp sets to make Halloween cards.  Change the colors and the greeting and you have a great card for any occasion. 
We are making this one at the workshop this week.  Let me know if you want to come.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Simply Scored love!

Meet the new love in my life- Stampin'Up!'s Simply Scored.  It is so much fun to use, and so much easier than the one I already have.  Truthfully, this one doesn't even belong to me.  It is my friend Diane's and she let me try it out before I release it to her.  The groves are just the right size, the stylus has two ends so you can make large or small scores, and the markers keep you from having to mark up your ruler so you can remember where to score.  I highly recommend this to you crafters. 

 So I must show you the card we will make in the workshop this week that I made using the Simply Scored.  I was inspired by a card made by Jill Coleman at  She gave instructions on how to do the accordion fold which I changed up a little to fit my card idea. 
You need a piece of card stock 5 1/2 by 11".  Place paper on the scoring tool long ways and score at 1 1/2" and 5 1/2".  Flip the paper like a pancake then score at 3" and 8".  Fold and flatten with your bone folder.  Then you are ready to decorate.  Now those measurements will give you a skinny card, so I added mine to the front of a regular card so the finished card measures 5 1/2" by 4 1/4".
I used the Frightful Sight DSP with Lucky Limeade and Cajun Craze card stock.  The ghost is the Owl Builder punch using only the owls body and cutting off his legs :(  The spiders are punched out of the paper with the 1" punch then glued to the back of the fold where the ghost are. I also used waffle paper on the back of the front fold to give the ghost a little something to peek around.  The only other thing is the words on the paper from several Halloweens ago.  They are perfect hidden in the fold behind the spiders.
There is a long list of supplies, so leave a comment if you are curious about something used here.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lace Ribbon Punch gift bag

Even though I try not to put things off until the last minute, I do, and most of the time it causes a bit of grief.  This time it was a happy!  I was quickly looking for a way to wrap the awesome cards I was giving my friend for her birthday, when I dreamed up this great paper bag upscale!  I used Stampin'Up Lace Ribbon Border punch.
Look how easy it is to do...
First you fold the bag on the front so it will fit into the punch.

Then you slide it into the punch right up to the crease that begins the side of the bag.
Now you are ready to fill with tissue paper, tea light, or put your stack of cards in a cello bag and drop it in! 
You can cut the bag any height to get the look you want or to cover your gift.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Under Construction

In case you were wondering about the strange post- or lack of post, it's because I am trying to make this blog way more interesting.  I have tons of projects ready to post if I can figure out where to post them!  Check back soon for new cards, DIY projects and updates on my life with boyz. 
See ya'