Friday, December 21, 2012

Gift Card Box

Back today with the same project as yesterday, but tweaked a little to fit a gift card.  Click here to get back to the original post. Follow the same steps,except start with a 9-1/16" x 9-1/16" card stock and score 3-1/2" from each side.  Other than that the instructions are the can still use the same cover pattern too.  Here's what the box looks like:

I know my sidebar says that all designs on this blog are by Dandelion Designs...but I couldn't resist breaking that rule to share the following wonderful creations with you.   They were both made by the super talented Patti (Creations by Patti)...this link will take you to the instructions for the snowman box, but you gotta look around while you're there.  I admit I dumped out the goodies inside to figure how she made this...I still don't get it!!!

And I guess it's that time of year to get going on calendars...I've been having so much fun seeing what creative things people are coming up with!!  These are sure to inspire you:

Matchbook style calendar made by handy to keep in your purse!!!

Cuties by Edna from Oregon (Each girl has a different kimono pattern!!!):

Wow!!  Talk about mass production!!  These are by Karen (Have a Scrap Happy Day).  They're also magnets...what a cool idea!!

Thanks for taking a peek today!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last Minute Gifts

Hope you're all finding time to enjoy the holiday season!!  I've been doing some last minute crafting...I always end up with a few gifts of money and gift cards and I try to find some fun ways to "wrap" them.  This year I went with a project from a few years ago called an "Inside Out Box".  Click here for the original post with the how-to's.  Here's an example of the box done up for Christmas:

Remove the cover, and this is what's on the inside of the box:

Turn the box "inside out"...using the cover as the base for this stand-up greeting:

 I changed it up a bit to use as a money box.  I attached the snowman to the top of the cover:

And instead of attaching a character on the inside of the box, I wrapped some money around the stand in the center (you can tape the money to the "stand" if you want it to be more secure):

With a few tweaks you can use this same idea for gift cards...I'll show you a sample tomorrow!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mix and Match - Part 2

Back today with more mixin' and matchin'...this time I'm using our new set CL-13 (Bear Hugs) and mixing it up with some different characters:

Max is from MC-2 (So Glad We're Friends)

Ping is from MC-1 (Friend to Friend)

Lil Monster is from MC-3 (Smile)

The arms on each of these characters spread out as you open the card (pattern included in CL-13).
Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mix and Match - Part 1

Just wanted to share some boxes I made...I'm still using the heart box pattern and rosebud heart that comes in our new set CL-14 (Roses)...but, I did some mixin' and matchin' with some of our seasonal stamps so you can make them throughout the year:

Christmas box:  Peppermint stamps are from MC-33 (Merry Christmas)

Halloween Box:  Bat and spider web stamps are from MC-26 (Spooky).

Easter box:  Easter egg stamp #1212 and 1213

Sunday, December 9, 2012

All Done Up For Christmas

With a few tweaks you can turn our new stamps from Bear Hugs (CL-13) into a Christmas card.  Simply add a Christmas Greeting (C114 Christmas Hugs)) with a few holiday extras (Santa's Hat and Peppermints are from MC-33 - Merry Christmas...and Holly from MC-8 - Christmas Flowers) to get:

Saturday, December 8, 2012

New Designs!!

How time flies!!  I guess it's been awhile since I've been around, but I have been busy getting some new stamps ready!!  Without further are our 2 latest sets:

 As you may know, our large cling stamp sets come with a free project...and here is the project that comes with CL-13 Bear Hugs:

Remove the belly band to reveal:

Open the card wider and the bear's arms stretch out to give you a huge bear hug:

And here is the project that comes with CL-14 Roses:

The word "love" was stamped in the banner...but, you can also fill the banner with names to personalize it!!

I'll be back later to show you how you can tweak these projects for use during the upcoming holidays!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mini Matchboxes

Made a bunch of  "Year of the Snake" mini matchboxes:

Click here for a pattern. I made the box (black part) first...and then wrapped the red piece around it to get the perfect fit.  Each box holds 3 chocolate candies...I didn't have any Chinese candy, but it'll hold a few small ones.

The last small pattern piece is for a "stand" to hold the stamped images on the top of the box.  Here's a view from the side so you can see the stand:

I'll be back tomorrow with some Thanksgiving and Christmas versions of these, until then...have a great night!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Taking a Holiday Break

Happy Friday!!!  I took a little break from making holiday cards to try out this idea I've been wanting to do for awhile.  I used the pattern (with a few tweaks) that comes with CL-7 (Fun Trip) and the stamps from CL-11 (Keiko) to come up with this card:

Pull the tab and Keiko takes a trip across the bridge:

 I got the cute koi paper from Ben Franklin and made some grass using the Martha Stewart grass stamp is from CL-2 (Happy Thoughts).  The first change to the pattern I made was to cut a smaller half-circle into the card.  I stamped and cut out the lower portion of the bridge and traced along the top edge to cut my half-circle (see below).  I also had to trim the 2 tabs a little (you'll see where when you put the card together).  Other than that, just follow the same directions that come in the set.

Also, for anyone who's interested in the pattern for this bag I made the other week... here for a pattern. Cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines.  Use double stick tape to close back seam and the bottom of the bag (as shown below):

Stamp image from MC-38 (Sakura Frame), cut out center and tape a piece of vellum behind it...then glue the frame over the square cut-out in the bag.  Cut out coordinating strip, fold in half along dotted line.  I punched out the holes in the strip for the photo...but I've found it's actually easier to place the strip over the top of the bag before punching your holes so that everything lines up.  Thread ribbon through holes and tie to close.

Thanks for stopping by today...have a great weekend!!!!