Monday, April 28, 2014

Boy's Day Box

If you haven't decided what to do for Boy's Day...I hope this treat box helps!!  This has been a go-to pattern for me recently.  Click here to get the pattern and instructions.

I made a few adjustments to give the kendama toy some movement.  Before taping the front of the box to the side tabs, I punched a 1/16" hole at a point that would be covered by the tip of the kendama.  I also stamped and cut out a kendama (from MC-45 - Kendama Set) with a little bit of twine tied around the handle.  Next, I taped a penny to one end of a 4-1/2" piece of twine.

Put the penny end of the twine into the box...thread the other end of the twine through the punched hole (from the inside, out).  Now finish taping the box together:

Tape the loose end of the twine to the back of the kendama ball and mount the ball onto the cover with double stick foam.  (The penny will keep the end of the twine in the box when it is closed, yet it also allows you to open the cover:

To finish it off...mount the kendama on double stick foam and position it right above the punched hole.

Arigato Tag

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Boy's Day Lollipops!!

Boy's Day is just around the corner...I can't believe this week will already be May!!!  If you're running a little behind (like me!!)'s a quick treat:

Cut a 1/2" x 5" strip of card stock...wrap around lollipop and stamp our new mini koi stamp (#6036) 2 times...punch a 1/16" hole through both layers of paper (close to the stick)...thread twine through both holes and around the stick and tie into a bow.  I also added a Happy Boy's Day sentiment from MC-45 (Kendama).

You can also use it to wrap around a pencil or gift bag handle, or to close a cellophane gift bag!!!

Pack of Coffee

Hey there...hope you're all having a good, relaxing weekend!!  Just wanted to share a quick project using a pack of instant coffee:

Stamps used:  MC-40 (Aloha Frame), #6032 (Hula Girl - new!!), #6037 (Heartfelt - new!!) and Hibiscus is from CL-17 (Aloha Set)

I just took this pack of coffee apart and used it as a pattern to make my own project:

Change it up to suit your upcoming occasions...Mother's Day...Teacher's gifts...Graduation!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Little Gift...

A quick gift for anytime...any reason...

To make, simply cut a 1-1/2" x 9-3/4" of card stock.  Score at 1/2" and 5-1/4".  Fold up at 1/2" score line...tuck coffee packet into fold...staple with an 11" piece of ribbon, as shown above.  (Make sure you staple only through the sealed edge of the coffee packet).  Then decorate!!  (The stamped panel measures 
1" x 4")

Stamps used: #6040 (Emi), #6041 (Mari) and #6042 (Kenji).

Stamps used: #6043 (Large Sakura) and #6044 (Small Sakura).

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New Mini Wood Stamps

I've been meaning to share my new mini's all week...but, you know how it goes sometimes :) !!  Anyway, here's a look at all 21 of them:

Hope to get around to using them sometime soon!!!  In the meantime...I'll leave you with some inspiration from the sweet Karen ( cute!!!

and the ever-creative Lianne:

Lianne made it so this hula girl sways like she's dancing!!

Wishing you all a very happy and blessed Easter!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Kendama Cling Set!!

  It's tougher (for me anyway) to make cute stamps for, 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" 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: