Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Graduation



Happy Mail from Patti


No one does it quite like Patti!!!  (www.creationsbypatti.blogspot.com)  I was just floored when I received this in the mail...such attention to detail and total cuteness in a box!!!


Check out her blog...she gives more details on how she put this amazing creation together!!!

Stamps are from cling set CL-20 (Arigato)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Arigato Trifold

Hi there...just a quick post today to get you started on a crafty weekend!!  This card is basically just a simple trifold with a magnetic closure:


 Lift the magnetic tab to reveal a hidden message:


Simply place one "+" and one "-" magnet as shown.  One magnet will be placed on the card cover, which will be covered by the "arigato" greeting...and the other magnet is placed on the underside of the purple piece behind the kimono girl.  Make sure you line up the magnets to match when all the pieces are in place.  


 This is how it looks with the card closed:


You can make it to any size card you want...from a regular greeting card to a small gift card (as shown).

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Planter Box Pattern


Just stopping by to share the pattern for the planter box I posted on Friday.  Click here to get a pattern.  there are 2 pattern pieces...cut out along solid lines and fold along dotted lines.  The piece shown below is the smaller of the 2 pieces.  Clip at the highlighted points to form 4 tabs.  Put a strip of double stick tape  on each tab


 The picture below shows the 2 pieces cut and folded.  Also add some double stick tape on the larger piece, as shown below:


Fold the smaller piece into a tray shape, then put double stick tape all along the outer edges:


Place the smaller piece onto the larger piece, matching the bottom edges  (I also punched the top edge with a Martha Stewart fence punch):


Wrap the larger piece around the tray piece and seal at the center back:


I mounted all the stamped images on a piece of acetate, folded at 1/4" from the bottom to tape to the inside bottom of the box.  I placed the acetate about midway in the box and filled candies both in front of and behind the acetate:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Planter Box



Back to share a project using stamps from our new set "How You Bee?"  I'll post some how-to's over the weekend...but just wanted to give you a peek of the new stamps that should be arriving in stores soon.  Hope you find some crafting time this weekend!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's Been Awhile...

but I'm back with some new designs...


This first set is CL-20 Arigato Set.  Each set comes with a free pattern to make the gift card holder shown below:




Also new is MC-56 How You Bee?  Check back tomorrow for a project using this new set!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

It Musubi Love!!





With careful inking and placing a strip of paper over part of the stamp, I was able to change "it musubi your day" into "it musubi".  Added a "love" stamp from CL-14 (Roses).  Mini easel is a tiny 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".