Friday, July 27, 2012

Just For Fun

Happy Aloha Friday!!!  Just popping in to share a quick project.  Sometimes I get stuck on certain ideas for awhile...recently I've been stuck on the candy "pouch" I did a couple of posts back.  This time I made it larger, and with cellophane (with strips of card stock at each end to seal it).

Just a fun little gift. the make the magnets in the last post I used Tombow Mono Aqua glue to adhere the design to the glass marble (although I know some people also use Glossy Accents).  After that dries, I brush Mod Podge on the back to seal it before attaching the magnet with Tacky Glue.

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012



Good morning!!  Thanks to all who entered the magnet/paperweight drawing.  Without further ado, here are the winners of the magnets:

                                                               "K" - Fujikawa Ohana
                                                               "R" - Crafting Beauty
                                                                "I" - Colleen
                                                                "S" - Mandi
                                                                "T" - TB
                                                                "E" - Ekg
                                                                "N" - Nicki808

And the winner of the paperweight is M.  As you can see, they're all wrapped and ready to go...just email me your addresses ( and I'll get them out to you :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Magnets and a Paperweight

First off...I apologize for the awful photos.  While these marbles have a nice pearly sheen in real life, they are terribly hard to capture in photos.  Anyway, I hope this is good enough to give you an idea.  I used stamps from AL-1 (Sakura Alphabet) to spell out a name for a refrigerator, dorm room, filing cabinet, etc.

 While I was at it, I also made a paperweight using SC-5 (Aiko With Daisy).  I got the paperweight at Ben looks tiny, but it has a 2-1/4" diameter.

Now that I have these made up, I thought it would be fun to give them away.  Instead of hoping that a "Kristen" would want them...I thought I'd give them away one by one.  So, to enter...your name (or a loved one's name) needs to start with the letter K, R. I, S, T, E or the first to claim each letter with a comment on this post telling me what the name is (one entry per person, please).  I'll also do a random drawing from the comments for the paperweight (anyone can enter for the paper weight)...enter by Wednesday and I'll announce the winners on Thursday.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Fun Size Treats

When you need a bunch of little treats...

Stamps used:  #6012 (Just Because) and #6013 (Little Bouquet)

 Simply cut a 4" x 5-1/2" piece of paper.  On the backside of the paper, apply double stick tape down one side edge of the paper.  Cut two 2" strips of double stick tape and center on the top edge and one on the bottom edge.  Wrap the paper around the candy...seal along center back.

Pinch down on both ends to close:

Use a paper crimper on both ends:

Here are some made up for a baby shower:

Stamps used:  A119 (Rainy Days) and A161 (For Your Shower).

Friday, July 20, 2012

Musubi Graduation

Hey there!!  It's Friday...I'm sure you're all looking forward to a great weekend!!!  I know it's a little late for graduation cards...but this idea just popped into my mind, so I thought I'd share it before I forget it (you can always use this idea next year, right?)  It's a money card that can be used for guys...which I think is always a challenge when you're crafting!!

Click here for a really simple pattern.  Cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines.  Apply double stick tape to 2 tabs. The image and saying are simply mounted on a belly band that goes around the card to keep it closed.  Since it takes about 15" to wrap around the card, you have to cut out 2 pieces of card stock to make the band.  Both are 2" wide...cut one at 7-3/4" and one at 7".  Take the longer strip and lay it across the front of the card (with approximately 3/8" on each side).  Wrap the ends around to the back of the card and apply double stick tape to each tab.  Attach the 7" piece of card stock to each tab.


Stamps Used:  Musubi and Musubi Saying - MC-21 (It Musubi Your Day)
Graduation cap and Graduation Saying - (MC-20 Graduation)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Beach Bag Favor

Yikes!!  I posted this article last night and this was gone!!!!    Oh we go one more time with the instructions for this little summer time treat:

This project starts off with a simple box pattern for the here for a pattern.  Cut the pattern along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines.  Apply double stick tape to the 4 tabs.  Cut a 3/4" x 7-3/4" strip of coordinating paper.  Apply double stick tape lengthwise to the backside of the paper, along both edges (as shown below):

Remove the backing paper from one strip of double stick tape and attach a 5" x 7-3/4" piece of cellophane (as shown below).  Also, apply 1 strip of double stick tape to the top edge of the cellophane.  Fold the top of the cellophane down 1" and make a sharp crease...adhere with double stick tape.

Next, apply one strip of double stick tape to the left edge of the cellophane:

To make the holes at the top of the bag, I made a guide out of card stock.  Cut a 7-3/4" piece of card stock and, starting at the left edge, mark off every 1/2".  Place the guide behind the cellophane, centering it in the top flap.  (You can temporarily tape it down so it doesn't slip).  Use a 1/4" hole punch to punch 15 holes (Punching through the card stock makes it much easier to punch holes through cellophane).

Flip the whole piece over and attach to the base piece as shown below.  When you get all the way around, remove the double stick tape backing from the side edge of the cellophane and adhere.

Cut two 12" pieces of 1/8" ribbon.  Take the end of one of the ribbons, and starting at one side, thread the ribbon down one hole and up the next...continue until you get all the way around and tie both ends together in a knot:

Do the same thing with the other piece of ribbon, but start at the opposite side:

Stamp, color and cut out the following images from CL-6 (Sunny Days).  Use a foam dot to attach the legs, giving it more dimension.

Attach the girl to the favor with double stick tape. the way...if you're wondering about the unique's chocolate and I found it at Samurai Shave Ice in Aiea.  I don't know if you can see it, but it has a really pretty pearly shine to it!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bubbles and Smiles Bubblegum Holder

When I drew the stamps for CL-3 (Bubbles and Smiles), I was thinking of soap bubbles...but, I thought it might be cute to use them to decorate a pack of bubblegum:

 Click here for a pattern...cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines.  Use double stick tape on the 4 side tabs and 2 cover tabs.  The extra tab on the front of the box is to hold the cover shut.

The box holds 6-8 sticks of gum...I wrapped each stick with coordinating paper just for fun!!!

Thanks for taking a peek!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Saimin Says...

"Simple Saimin" gift card holder...the gift card slides up as you open the here for the how-to's.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

It Musubi Your Day

Corny?  Yeah...I know...

Tea Time

Happy Monday!!!  Should be a fun week...our 4 new cling stamps are making their way to your favorite craft stores and should be out on the shelves very, very soon!!!  Here's a little project using MC-24 (Tea Time):

Click here to get a template for this teabag holder (holds 2 teabags). Using vellum was a bit tricky since it slides around a lot, but I think the end result is worth the extra effort.  I just taped the flap down and tied a cord around it to keep it all together.  I also wanted to use an edge punch but found that I needed a bigger flap to punch it here to get a modified template.

Use the "extra hand" stamp to hold the teapot and teacup!! (Tag stamp is from CL-9 Hello Cling Stamp Set).

Stop by during the week to see more samples with the new clings!!!