Cupcake Box

Isn't this the most adorable cupcake box ever? My friend Donna helped us make these at our last demonstrator meeting. They are sooo fun!

To make the box, start with a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock and score 4" from each side. Cut a 2-1/8" circle in one of the sides for the window and place a window sheet behind the circle.

To create the insert, use a 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" piece of cardstock scored at 1-1/4" from each side. Use the Circle Scissor to cut a 2-1/8" circle in the middle.

To make the lid, use a 6-5/8" x 6-5/8" piece of cardstock and score a 1-1/4" from each side. Scallop and stamp edges.

You could also use the box to hold a glass ornament!

We also made this beautiful flower on top with the ornament punch! We punched out 5 flower petals, scored them in half and use a marker to curl them. We punched 3 leaves and scored them in the middle and curled them as well. Then we attached the flowers to the top of a 1" circle and the leaves to the bottom. We placed some circles and boho flowers (from the punch) in the middle with dimensionals in between each layer.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Friendship 24-7
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Garden Green
Ink: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Garden Green
Punches: Ornament, Boho Blossoms, Circle
Accessories: Circle Scissors, Window Sheets


Valentine's Day Matchbook

We made this cute Matchbook Candy Holder at our last demonstrator meeting! The tutorial for this project is here. We used the I {Love} Love jumbo wheel with white craft ink on some kraft cardstock. We used I {Heart} Hearts and the Heart Punch for the hearts and added some chocolate inside.


Friend Basket & Valentine's Stamp Party

I made this friend basket with the Baskets & Blooms Sizzix die. I cut out the two sides and then added a 3" x 8-1/2" piece of cardstock in the middle. I scored it at 2-3/4" and curved the bottom piece to follow the curve of the basket. I then scored 1/2" along the length of each side and used it as tabs to adhere to the side pieces. I cut the middle tab into three tabs so I could mimic the curve of the bottom of the basket.

I added some flowers from the Birds & Blooms 4-pack of Sizzlit dies and a red corduroy button in the middle. I stamped "Friend" from the With all my Heart stamp set and punched it out with the large oval punch and layered it on the scallop oval.

I used the Sending Love Specialty DSP for the middle piece and the scalloped circle handle.
To create the scallop circle I punched a 1-1/4" circle and then punched the scallop circle on top of it. To create the handle I punched over the original handle with the 1-1/4" circle punch and then added the scallop circle.

If you live in the area, I'm having a Valentine's Stamp Party this Thursday night at 7pm at my house! We will be making three cute Valentine's projects just in time for Valentines Day! There is a $10 fee, but if you make a $50 purchase you'll not only receive a free Sale-a-bration item, but also the fee will be waived!

There will be a door prizes, free gifts for bringing a friend and lots of fun samples to see!

Space is limited, so please RSVP (email me) by Tuesday, January 26th.


I Heart Mini Milk Cartons!

I love the new Mini Milk Cartons! I made this as a door prize for our demonstrator meeting last week. I made four mini milk cartons with pretty in pink cardstock and stamped hearts from the I Heart Hearts stamp set all over the cartons. Then I punched a 1" circle in each carton and placed a window sheet on the inside. I filled them with cherry cordial hershey kisses and placed them in a little carrier.

For the little carrier, I started with a 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of cardstock and scored at 1" from all edges. I folded the corners up and placed some Sending Love Specialty DSP on each side. For the middle I used a 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of cardstock scored a 1/2" on opposite sides and then trimmed down to a 1/2" flap to adhere to the middle of the inside of the little box. I punched a handle with the wide oval punch and made a tag with the Lots of Tags sizzlit stamped with "Love you Much" from the Well Scripted stamp set.


Love you Friend

I've started thinking about Valentine's Day! This is a card I made for a swap. I used the new Sending Love Specialty DSP. Each page has glittery designs on it! It's so pretty! I ran some pretty in pink cardstock through my Big Shot with the new Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.

Then I added the Love You Much tag made with the Tags sizzlit, a flower punched out with the new XL Flower Punch and stamped with the new With All My Heart stamp set, and a friend heart stamp from the new I Heart Hearts stamp set layered on an Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits die cut out. I finished the card with some Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon wrapped around the card and tied in a bow.

I really packed a lot of different products into this card to show off how beautifully they work together!

Don't forget to request some Stampin' Up! love from your Valentine's by letting them know that I offer gift certificates in any amount! They can call or email me and I will deliver or mail them a gift certificate for you!


Razzleberry Vintage Vogue

As soon as I saw this card and basket by Lynn, I knew that I had to make one of my very own! I love all the little details on the card and basket and the beautiful color combination!

I used the new Very Vintage jumbo wheel on the basket and added some Razzleberry Lemonade DSP around the basket. I added the flowers from the Vintage Vogue stamp set to match the card.

For the card I used the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and the Vintage Vogue stamp set as well.


New Punch Style!

I'm in love with the new punches! They are fantastic! They close and lock for easy storage. The two step bird punch is super cute! I created this card (inspired by Kristin's card here) with a rose red bird with sponged edges, a chocolate chip and old olive branch and some rich razzleberry flowers. I added a sentiment from Well Scripted to finish the card.

Here is a video I created to demonstrate some of the new punches:


Beautiful Wings

I love butterflies! There are so many great butterflies in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Mini Catalog! I love the new Beautiful Wings Embosslit die. It makes four beautiful embossed butterflies. I used the new Vintage Vogue stamp set to create the vine across the card and added the melon mambo and rich razzleberry butterflies along the vine. I added a sentiment from Well Scripted to finish the card.

Purchase the supplies to make this card and you'll receive a free Sale-a-bration stamp set! Click here to start shopping!


Well Scripted

I'm so excited about Stampin' Up!'s new clear mount stamps! And I love this new set Well Scripted. You'll be seeing more of it this week! This card (inspired by this one by Carroll Ann) uses one of my favorite exclusive Stampin' Up! Sizzix dies, Blossom Party. I also used the Little Leaves and the birds and flowers sizzlits. And how could I not love Stampin' Up!'s new Polka Dot embossing folder? Love it!

Here is a video introduction to Stampin' Up!'s clear mount stamps:


Heart Sweet Treat Cups!

If you loved the Sweet Treat Cups, you're going to love Stampin' Up!'s new Heart Treat Cups! They coordinate perfectly with the new Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart Punch.
Stampin' Up!'s new Heart Treat Cups are great for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays and many other occasions! Don't wait to order your Heart Treat Cups! Don't forget, for every $50 order, you'll receive a free sale-a-bration item!! Click here to order now!


Sale-a-bration & Starter Kit Promotion!

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Monogrammed Gifts

Happy New Year!!! I have a feeling this is going to be a great year! And what better way to start a year than with a friend's birthday! This is a gift set I made for my friend Mona for her birthday. I used the beautiful flocked snowflake paper from the Christmas Cocoa dsp for the notepad holder and the card holder and cards. I even had some paper left over to create a pillow box.

Here is the inside of the notepad holder and card set. I hope she likes it!

For directions for the card holder, see this post.