Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Just One More

A lot of times I get stuck on one idea for, I have ONE more house box to show you...and then that will be it for awhile (most likely) ;)

This project was inspired by a card that Cheryl made on The Joy of Crafting show.  You can see a picture of her project here.

Stamps Used:  B159 (Fuzzy Dog), #5047 (Flowerpot)
Pawprint and wording is from MC-32 (From Our Home)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Birdhouse Valentine

Remember the gingerbread house from this past Christmas?  Click here to refresh your memory.  I used the same pattern (with a few tweaks) to make a Valentine birdhouse.  The only things I did differently was to cut out a heart-shaped opening...and I added a perch by punching a 1/8" hole beneath the heart opening, then rolling up a piece of paper and gluing it into the hole.



Stamps Used:  #6015 (Tweetheart), #5002 (Flower), #5004 (Rosebud), #5006 (Daisy)
Heart and wording - MC-15 (Fuzzy Bear 1)

Have a great night!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fun-Sized Kokeshi Dolls

Made a bunch of kokeshi dolls using fun-sized chocolates:

To make, cut a 3" x 4" piece of paper and wrap it around a fun-sized chocolate (slightly creasing each side):

Open up the paper and mark each side of the candy bar at crease, and then again 1" down from the top on each side...draw a line connecting these 2 marks...then cut along both lines.

 Wrap the paper around the candy bard and tape.  For the belt...cut a 1" x 3-1/4" contrasting piece and tape in the back.  Tie a ribbon around everything and attach head with a foam dot:

Super easy for any occasion!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

More Post-it Note Holders

I got a 4-pack of post-it notes and used one for the project in yesterday's's what I did with the other 3:

Hedgehog, Flower and "Hello" stamp are from CL-9 (Hello)


Sachi and Fan stamp are from MC-25 (Hi There), "Friends" is from CL-8 (Friends)

Bear stamp is from MC-16 (Fuzzy Bear 2) and Rose Heart stamp is from CL-14 (Roses)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Post-it Note Box

I combined images from CL-13 (Bear Hugs) and MC-14 (Roses) a few posts back to make some candy favors, but then it dawned on me that that's a lot of work for something that could be just thrown away!!'s a pattern for something that's a bit more permanent.


Make Your Own Giftwrap


Monday, January 21, 2013

More Creations by Patti

I don't know how this lady does it...but she keeps coming up with such amazing creations.  Plus, she so generously shares all the how-to's on her blog!!.  First up is a hanging "Year of the Snake" calendar:

 And her calendar/post-it holder using MC-39 (Butterfly Frame):

Thanks, Patti!!  Be sure to check out the other beautiful creations on her blog!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Here's One For The Boys...


Happy Saturday!!!  Here's our latest stamp set called Kokeshi!!  Perfect for Girl's Day (March 3) and Boy's Day (May 5)...Fun, fast and easy!!

 And this is the pattern that comes with the set:

Perfect little treat box!!  Fill it with candies, money or small gifts (fits a small hand sanitizer bottle!!)

Add an action wobble behind the head to make it move!!!

I'll be back soon with more ideas for this new set!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Belated Happy New Year!!

Hi there...well the new year is not so new anymore...but I would like to take this time to wish you all the best as we begin 2013!!  I'm sure there will be a lot of fun crafting ahead of us this year!!  Let's start with a few "Valentine-y" favors (could really be used for anything).  I've combined stamps from CL-13 (Bear Hugs) and CL-14 (Roses), along with a pattern I previously posted here.

 Use the "extra hand" stamp to make the bear pop out from behind the roses!!

I also used the pattern that's included in CL-14 (Roses) to make a wedding box.  Bride and Groom stamp is #C-102 (Wedded Bliss):

Instead of wrapping a gift in tissue, I thought it would be cute to line the bottom with flowers: