Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Kendama Cling Set!!

  It's tougher (for me anyway) to make cute stamps for boys...so, when I saw these kendama toys popping up everywhere...I thought, why not?  Of course, you can use it for any occasion...but just in case you want to use it for Boy's Day (May 5), I made a small "Happy Boy's Day" stamp...it fits perfectly into the larger of the kendama balls.  


Here's a really simple card:


Just cut a 4" x 7-1/2" piece of card stock...score at 2" and 4" from the left side and fold as shown below:


I used a piece of baker's twine to connect the ball to the toy...then made some crazy loops (gluing it down in a couple of key points to keep the "loopy" shape).


With a little practice, you can get the words pretty much in the center of the ball:


I also came out with a bunch of new mini wood stamps...I'll be back soon to share those with you!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Boy's Day is Coming!!

Using a couple of stamps from CL-12 (Boy's Day) and a box pattern found here...came up with these tiny favor boxes for Boy's Day:




Just big enough to hold a few treats:







Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Flowers...

Spring is my favorite time of year for crafting...I love the flowers and the colors!!!  And these little hand sanitizers match the color scheme perfectly!!


Click here for a pattern to make these caddies that are just the right size for these bottles. Add some contrasting papers (back panel measures just a little under 1-1/2" x 3") and two 1-1/2" circles glued back to back at the top of the caddy.  Then go to town with flowers and glitter and ribbon!!













Here's a list of the stamps that were used:

"Just for You" sentiment is from CL-10 (Flowers), #5002 (Flower), #5004 (Rosebud), #5006 (Daisy), #5007 (Sunflower), #6004 (Funky Flower) and B-104 (Flower Border).

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Matching Treats

I liked the color combination on my earlier card so much, that I made some matching treat holders.  Click here for a pattern.


Spring is in the air!!!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Unfinished Business

After posting the carrot favor project the other day, I knew I had to make a stand for it.  Just laying it on the table would not work...there were candies rolling everywhere!!  So, here's a pattern to keep your carrots upright and your candies in place.  Ahhh...much better!!


Cut the pattern along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines.  Apply double stick tape to 7 tabs and fold into stand:


Hope you give it a try...thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

One Last One for the Weekend...

Thought I'd post one last project for the weekend...sometimes once the week gets going, there's just not enough stamping time!!  Anyway...this one is really fast and easy:



 Start with a square piece of paper...this one is 4" x 4", but you can adjust it to any size you want.  Cut a contrasting piece and glue it on to the top corner:


 Cut the top to form leaves and put a [piece of double stick tape down one side.  Form into a cone and seal.


I decorated it with a tag using a heart stamp from MC-15 (Fuzzy Bear 1) and flower stamps # 5002 (Flower), 5004 (Rosebud) and 5006 (Daisy).


See?  Told you it was fast and easy!!  Have a really good week everyone!!

A Card and a Contest

Hope you're all having a great weekend!!!  I made a simple card using the smaller stamp from CL-18 (Kokeshi Candy).  Front view on the outside...


...and back view when you open the card:


I also wanted to let you know that we have a contest on Facebook...click on the link on my sidebar to see the details.  Don't have Facebook?  Just email me a picture and I will enter you in the contest!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014