Saturday, July 27, 2019


Stamps used: "Sakura" (MC-66), Girl Stamp (from "Special Day" set, MC-61) and "Arigato" (from "Keiko" set, CL-11)

Friday, July 26, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

Year of the Rat Sneak Peek

Year of the Rat stamps coming in August...stay tuned for our new release!!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Card to Favor

I was playing around with the idea of turning one of our stamp designs..."Peony" from cling set, Flower Girls (CL-16)...into a 3D version of it as a favor.

It's a fun project and a little different from the usual paper projects I do.  Below are the supplies I used to make these favors.  I used a 1-1/2" circle as the base...I stamped and colored the peony stamp and didn't cut out the whole design as I wanted the image to fit right into the candy cup.  I cut 18 squares of crepe paper measuring 1-1/4" wide by 1-1/2" tall  (with the grain of the crepe paper running vertically).  Then I cut each petal into a kind of heart shaped piece.   Next I gently stretched the center of each petal to form a rounded shape petal...then gently pulled the top edge of each petal to give it a ruffled look.

I also cut 2 leaf shapes measuring approximately 1-1/4" x 1-3/4" (Crepe paper is very forgiving, so don't worry if your cutting is crooked or lopsided :)

First, glue the 2 leaves on to the base piece:

For the first layer of petals, use 7 pieces and glue them around the edge of the circle base...making sure each petal slightly overlaps the previous one:

For the second layer, use 6 petals and glue them closer to the center of the circle.  Also, make sure you don't glue one petal directly over a petal from the first layer...try to center it between 2 petals from the previous layer:

For the third and last layer, I rolled the bottom edge of each petal before I glued them onto the base so that it would form a tighter layer in the center

After that I just taped a candy cup to the center of the flower...added some candies..and stuck my stamped image right in the center.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Happy Weekend!!

Just stopping by to share a pattern to make this cute box with a flip top.  The stamp I used for this first box is from Love & Hugs (CL-22).  I cut out a couple of extra flowers to dangle from the end of the cords and covered them all in glossy accents.

 You can add some cash or gift cards to give to your favorite world traveler...
Stamps used:  Awesome Trip (SC-16) and Airplane (#6071)

Click here to get a copy of the pattern.  You know the routine...cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted ones :)  I altered the pattern a bit so I could get different paper patterns on the box and cover.  To do that, cut the cover out of one paper 1/4" below the bottom dotted line (as shown below):

Add double stick tape to the tabs...

Cut the box piece out of a different patterned paper along the pink lines below (of course, if you are using just one paper, then just cut the entire pattern piece out).

Use a die or punch to make a window if  you choose, and tape some acetate to the backside of the window...add double stick tape to the four tabs, as shown below:

Then simply tape the cover and box together:

Adhere the box sides...

Then adhere the tabs on the cover piece.  Add your stamped image and tie a ribbon to finish the box off.

Stamp is from You Make Me Smile (MC-58)