Friday, May 4, 2012

Birthday Favor Boxes

Recently my 4 year old celebrated his birthday. I threw together these favor boxes in minutes. The craft boxes are from Stampin' Up! and will be available in he new catalog which launches June 1.
The takeout boxes were from a party supply store. I wrapped them in a 2 inch strip of Big Top Birthday  DSP (122348, $10.95). It will be retiring at the end of the month but is still available until supplies last. The medallions on top were so quick and easy to make. 
Decorative label punch (120907, $16.95)
2-3/8 Scallop Circle pinch (118874, $16.96)
Perfectly Penned Stamp Set (122892 Clear, $12.95)(122890 wood, $16.96)
Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink
Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White Card Stock


May 3, 2012If you  love the sets in the Occasions Mini Catalog, you are in luck! Because of the short time period between the end of the Occasions Mini Catalog and the launch of the 2012-2013 annual catalog, we have decided to make the carryover stamp sets available early--starting today!
The following stamp sets are available for purchase. We hope you will enjoy this extra little sneak peak to the annual catalog.

 Stamp Set Name
 Item Number
 Baby Prints    
 Love & Laughter
 Bordering on Romance
 Apothecary Art
 Mixed Bunch
 Tea Shoppe
 Loving Thoughts    
 Salon de thé
 Etiquetas florales
 Art floral

Monday, January 30, 2012

Now for more current things…

The New Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration are in full swing. I had a blast playing with some the products that I earned for free from the SAB catalog (every $50 order earns you a free product). I used the “Home Sweet Home Décor Elements” along with the “Every Day Enchantment” Designer Series Paper to make this cute wall hanging. I did not do to much planning and just went for it. The “Home Sweet Home” is on the glass and the art is behind giving it a nice 3D effect.

I used the small circle punch from the “Itty Bitty Punch Pack” to make the scallops around the door. I sponged Soft Sued on all the edges to give it the worn look.

 The tree was cut from Soft Sued Card Stock with a hobby blade and I added leaves for the “Bird Builder “ punch and flowers from the “Itty Bitty Punch Pack”  (Calypso Coral CS with Poppy Parade ink on the edges.)

The hills were done with DSP and CS and the edges were sponged with Luck Limeade then distressed with the distressing tool. The tree trunk covers the seam in the DSP.

The clouds turned out so cute! I traced the clouds from the  “On Board Merry Medley” pack then cut them out. I then embossed them with the “Swiss Dot” embossing folder and Big Shot. I rubber my white craft ink pad directly onto the paper to highlight the edges. Before adhering them down, I stamped the vine from the “Vintage Vogue” Stamp set to give the clouds that wispy look.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Holidays a little late.

I know it is a bit late but I wanted to post some photos of projects that I finally got around to finishing this year for the holidays.  A few of them graced the center of the dining room table. Last year I attended a class at a local store and made the cake box designed by Karin at I wish I had her creative talent. I finally had a chance to embellish one of those paper mache reindeers from Michael’s and made a box with some old paper I picked up years ago. It was for my husband’s white elephant exchange at work.  This year I also made a trio of trees inspired by the tree on page 21 of he Idea Book and Catalog. All of the banners were printed from my computer with some of my favorite phrases and thing from the holidays.  This project took a little time but was well worth it in the end. I used snowflakes cut with the Big Shot and lace ribbon rosettes with a flat back pearl for the toppers.  I finally got around to making a wreath that I saw online a while ago. I have since lost the link so I cannot credit the creator properly. It was a simple concept though. Lots of scalloped circles rolled into cones and glued to a form to make the wreath. I hung the final wreath on a mirror.