A Little Backpack

Hi!  Today I am sharing the little treat bags I made for On Stage friends.  I had so much fun putting them together!

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These little bags are made using the Gift Bag Punch board – a medium sized bag.  A little front pocket was made using the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  The top flaps are a separate piece from the bag.  I didn’t snag a picture of the back, but there  are two ribbons that act as straps  for back of the little backpack.

Here is what was inside these little bags:

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A few little treats, post-it flags, and a mini pen.  I think everyone liked them!

Here are the dimensions for the bag:

6″ x 11″ piece of Cardstock – use the Gift Bag Punch board to make a medium bag. (Do not assemble yet)

Use the 1/8″ hole punch to punch two holes on the back of the bag above the bottom flap.

Cut two pieces of  ribbon 7″ long and knot one end.  Run these through the holes so the knot will be on the inside of the bag.

Assemble the box.

For the top flap, cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/8″ x 2 1/2″.  Score at 1 1/2″ on the 2 1/2″ side.

Punch two holes on the score line 1″ in from each end.  Use a 3″ piece of ribbon through these two holes to create the handle on the top.  Adhere ends down with Tear & Tape to the smaller section created by  the score line.

Use the gift bag punch board to just punch the two ends of the cardstock to create the flap.

Stamp your sentiment on the flap

Punch a hole in the middle of the 1″ side created by the score line for the two ribbons to fit through.

Adhere these two ends down using Tear & Tape.

Attach this 1″ section to the back of the bag to adhere the flap.

For the front pocket, cut a piece of Designer Series Paper  4″ x 2 3/4″.  Score the 4″ side at 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″ 3 1/4″, 3 1/2″ and 3 3/4″.  Score the 2 3/4″ side at 1/4″ , 1/2″ and 3/4″.  Cut off the two corners where the score lines intersect.  Fold score lines mountain, valley, mountain and use Mono Multi Glue to attach the three sides to the front of the bag.

For the flap, cut a piece of cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″. Score the 1 1/4″ at 3/4″.   Round the corners on the front and use Tear & Tape to attach the little flap to the front of the bag with the fold over the little pocket.

Use small pieces of Velcro to hold the two flaps down.

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Wood Textures – A Feminine Look

Edited:  I am so sorry – this was supposed to post on Saturday while I was at On Stage – not sure what happened.  A few days late but here you go!

Hi! Today I have a feminine look for the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.

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I am so happy with how this card turned out.  I used the Wood Words and Perennial Birthday stamp sets for this card.  The flower collage on the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper is from Wood Words and is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  The sentiment is also from that stamp set and stamped in the same color ink on a Whisper White Panel.

For the single flower from the Perennial Birthday set, I used Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke markers to color directly on the stamp before stamping on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  I then colored in the flower with the Blushing Bride marker and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.  This was punched out with a 1 3/8″ circle punch and layered on a 1 1/2″ Basic Black circle.

The base is Thick Whisper White card stock cut at 4 1/4 x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ is adhered on top of this.  The Wood Textures paper measures 3 3/4″ x 5″.   The sentiment is stamped on  a piece of Whisper White that is 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ and is mounted on a piece of Basic Black that measures 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.

For a little more flare, I wrapped Linen Thread around my hand three times, twisted in the center to make a figure 8 and then adhered to the back of the Basic Black circle before attaching the flower with dimensionals to the base.

I did demonstrate how to make this card in Tuesday, April 3rd, Tuesday with Teresa – Wood Textures and Wood Words – live Facebook Demonstration.  You can watch it here.

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I am heading off to OnStage in Hartford, CT!  So excited to see what is coming in the next catalog and what favorites will be retiring.  I’ll start sharing some information on Monday afternoon once we are allowed!

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Wood Textures- A Masculine Look

Hi! Today I have a card for you featuring the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper stack.  I LOVE this pack of paper – and find it works for all kinds of cards.  Today I have a masculine card for you.

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If you have quite a few Designer Series scraps, this is a great layout to use some of those up!  I created a block layout using 4 different patterns from the stack.  Here are the measurements for each:

  • Upper left -3″ x 2 1/4″
  • Lower left – 3″ x 1 1/2″
  • Upper right – 2″ x 1 3/4″
  • Lower right – 2″ x 2″

These are mounted on a piece of Early Espresso card stock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″.

I die cut Happy Birthday in both Early Espresso and Whisper White.  I love the “shadow” look obtained by adhering the Whisper White just a little over to the right of the Early Espresso die cut.  The finishing touch is a button from the True Gentleman suite with a small piece of linen thread tied through the holes.

The base of the card is Whisper White thick card stock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″and scored at 4 1/4″.

I demonstrated how to make this card on this past Tuesday’s session of Tuesday’s with Teresa on my Facebook page.  Look for the video marked – Tuesday’s with Teresa – Wood Texture & Wood Words.

I’ll be back with a different look for the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper in a day or so.

In the meantime, don’t forget that the 2016-2018 In Colors will be retiring soon!  Once the retirement list comes out, these products tend to sell out quickly.  Avoid the rush, and place your order today in my On-Line Store!  Use Hostess Code: WZ627AK3 for orders less than $150 and get a FREE little something from me!

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A Little Treat Pouch

Hi!  Today I have a little treat pouch, also called a self-closing bag, for you!  This is another of the gifts that we made at the Gifts class earlier this month.

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This features the Merry Little Label bundle in the Holiday Catalog.  This bundle, and the stamp set, are retiring on Jan 2nd.  If you haven’t gotten yours yet, just click on the product below to be taken to my store so you can order it before it is gone.

I used the Be Merry Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalog for my pouch.  The directions to make this are as follows:

Large Box:  (fits 5 Lindt Truffles)

Designer Series Paper 6 x 8 1/2″

  1. Score at 1″ and 5″ on the 6″ side.
  2. Score at 4″ and 8″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  3. Cut off the 1/2″ x 1″ corners and angle cut the center tab.
  4. Cut at 4″ score line to the 1″ score lines on the top and bottom.
  5. Cut on one side only (tab will be on your right) at 2″ and 6″ to the 1″ score line”
  6. Place the paper on top of the pierce mat.
  7. Using a stylus and a ruler, score a diagonal line from the left hand side of the paper at the 5″ score line to the 2″ cut line on top and from the 2″ cut line  to the 4″ cut line on the bottom.
  8. Then make diagonal scores from the bottom 4″ cut line to the top 6″ cut line and from the top 6″ cut line to the bottom 8″ score line (right edge  by tab).
  9. See picture below – the score lines are dotted, the cut lines are solid.
  10. Fold on all score lines.
  11. Use Tear and Tape on the tab and fold on 4″ score line to adhere the tab in place.
  12. Use tear and tape on two opposite tabs to form the bottom of the box.
  13. Decorate as desired.

Once you have made a few, they go pretty quick and are a great little treat for the postman, neighbor, co-worker or friend.   If you are hosting Christmas dinner, you could even make one for each place setting.

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A Little Gift Bag

Hi!  Today I have the CUTEST little gift bags to share with you!  Thanks to Jill Lackford for this idea!   We will be making these at this month’s Boxes, Bags, and Tags class on November 17.  If you are local – join me!!  It’ll be tons of fun!

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Aren’t these adorable????  I LOVE THEM!!!  The bags are made using the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Specialty Paper and the Gift Bag Punch board.  The decorations on the bag use the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set and coordinating dies.  Here’s a closer look at each bag:

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For the snowman, I used Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist for the mittens and scarf and the holly and band on the hat.  The bunny is colored in Crumb Cake.  The hat is Basic Gray and his nose is Pumpkin Pie.  He is layered on a Circle cut from the Layering Circles  stamp set in Whisper White which was then run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  This is placed on a Lemon Lime Scallop Circle from the Layering Circles as well.   The ribbon is Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon.

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The reindeer is stamped on Crumb Cake card stock (less coloring!).  His nose, spots, hooves and antlers are colored with a Chocolate Chip Marker.  His ears are colored in Pink Pirouette.  The bow is Soft Sky, the bell Crushed Curry.  I then colored the bell with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen.  He is popped up on a Whisper White circle die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and this is placed on a Soft Sky Scallop from the same die set.  The ribbon is Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

I can’t wait to show guests how to make these bags!

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Happy Birthday Balloons

Hi!  Welcome to the weekend!  Today I have a card that was a Make & Take at the Stamp/Scrap the Day Away last weekend.  It features the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper:

This pack of Designer Series Paper is so bright and cheerful – making it perfect for birthday cards!  The sentiment is the single stamp – Stylized Birthday – and is perfect for both male and female cards.  I also love the single glittery balloon – that was made with the Sale-A-Bration glimmer paper – which unfortunately – is sold out.  However, you could sponge any color on the Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper to recreate this card.  The strings are made from the Thick Bermuda Bay twine.  These cards are quick to make – so if you are looking for a cute design for mass production – look no further.

There is just 1 week left to Sale-A-Brate.  Two more products have sold out – the Seaside and Sparkle Embossing folders are no longer available.    I’d get that order in before everything is gone if I were you!  Happy shopping!

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Happy New Year!

Just want to wish all of you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!  May 2017 be filled with love, laughter and happiness!

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Holly Box

Hi!  How are you today?  I have been working on some packaging for Christmas gifts and made this box.

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This box is about 4x4x2 in size when finished and would hold note cards, tea lights, chocolates, tags, a pair of socks, jewelry and all sorts of items.

Here are the directions for the box:

Base: 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 Card Stock

  1. Score at 2 1/16″ on all 4 sides
  2. Snip the score lines on two opposite sides to create tabs
  3. Fold on all score lines using Bone Folder.
  4. Use Tear & Tape on the tabs and assemble the base.

Lid: 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 Designer Series Paper

  1. Score at 1″ on all 4 sides
  2. Snip the score lines on two opposite sides to create tabs.
  3. Fold on all score lines using Bone Folder.
  4. Use Tear & Tape on the tabs and assemble the lid

Belly band: 3/4″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper

  1. Wrap belly band around the box so the two ends are on the top
  2. Place Tear & Tape on the ends that are facing up
  3. Adhere a 3″ Scallop Circle over the two ends
  4. Decorate as desired

I decorated my Belly Band with a sentiment from the Oh What Fun stamp set and the Holly Berry Happiness bundle.  These are pretty quick and easy – I hope you’ll give it a try.

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Golden Snowflakes

Hi! How are you today?  I hope all is going well for you!

Today I have one of the boxes we made at last Saturday’s Boxes, Bags, and Tags class.  This elegant hexagon box:

SU! Flurry of Wishes

Thanks to Lynn Ellis of Stamp With Peg for her photo tutorial.

I used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set – and embossed the snowflake with Gold Embossing Powder.  The lid was made using the specialty sheet from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper pack.

Here is a picture of the top of the box:

SU! Flurry of Wishes

Stamp a snowflake in Crumb Cake ink, then stamp the sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink.

A few tips on assembly:

  1. Make the bottom part of the box first
  2. Once you have attached the side tab for the top, put the lid on the bottom of the box to form the top – easier to get the shape you need and to make sure the lid fits.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  These are perfect for holding an ornament or some treats for your holiday gift giving.

Don’t forget, today, November 10, is the last day to sign-up for Paper Pumpkin to receive this special edition box!

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If you are not a subscriber, consider joining for 1-month to see what it’s all about!  Just $19.95 (US) plus tax  gets you a little box of creativity shipped right to your door!

Here’s the link if you wish to give it a try.

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Vintage Fall

Hi! How are you today?  I bit chilly this morning running my youngest to school but it should warm up as the day goes on.  Fall is my favorite time of year – I love seeing all the color and the smell in the air on a crisp fall day just can’t be beat.   I made this card for a swap I was in using the Z-Joy Fold combination.

SU! Vintage Leaves, Lovely as a Tree

It combines two of my favorite sets – Vintage Leaves and Lovely as a Tree.  I needed to make 8 of these cards, so I also incorporated the One Sheet Wonder technique.  For that technique, I took an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped all over it with the different leaves from the two sets in 3 different colors.   After you have finished stamping, cut it up.  In my case, I cut the sheet into 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 rectangles – which yielded exactly what I needed.  What I love about this – no two cards are exactly alike!

For the Z-Joy Fold, here is what you do:

Base – 4 1/4 x 11″ – score along the 11″ side at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4. Fold up on the 5 1/2″ score and  down on the 8 1/4″ score line.

For the Joy Panel – 3″ x 8″ – score at 4″

Attach the back of the Joy Panel to the back of the Z panel so the opening overlaps the “Mountain” fold at 8 1/4″

Add an element to tuck the front of the Joy Panel (in my case it is the leaf on the lower left) behind to help the card keep its shape.

Pretty easy to do and oh so cute!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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