Sunday, November 16, 2014

Santa Stache with a curved greeting

One of the beauties of the Photopolymer stamps is that you can BEND them...curve them to fit this circle, and it looks great.  I also stamped, colored in, and then cut out the Santa head so that I could pop him up with dimensionals.  Glitter all over  makes him really sparkle!

The picture doesn't really show that well, but I did emboss the Real Red panel with the Lucky Stars embossing folder

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Santa Stach, Project Life Holiday Invitation
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Other:  Big Shot, Lucky Stars embossing folder, Circle Framelits, Real Red marker, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue dots


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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Lovely as a Tree - fall-ish colors

Lovely as a Tree is still my all time favorite stamp set, and I continue to love coming up with different ideas to use it.  I was going for a fall-ish feeling card with this one, so I chose Garden Green and Early Espresso.

Emboss the half panel of Espresso with the Woodgrain embossing folder.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Four You
Ink:  Garden Green, Early Espresso
Paper:  Garden Green (and pre-cut card base), Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other:  Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals


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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Bright & Beautiful stars

This is a very simple, no layer card that we made at Stamp Club yesterday.  Added some sequins for a little sparkle, and tied it in with Silver Encore ink.  The Encore inks are fast-drying metallics. 

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Bright & Beautiful
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Silver Encore
Paper:  Lost Lagoon
Other:  Frosted Embellishments (sequins), multi-purpose glue


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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Keep Calm and Scary On framed art

I've been playing with My Digital Studio software a bit lately, and came up with this simple Halloween decoration.  I created the image as 5x7, so I could cut it out whole and put it in a frame.  I still haven't actually made any scrapbooks or scrapbook pages with MDS, but I'm getting there.  :)

I downloaded the "Keep Calm" font for free.  MDS is pretty cool in that it uses any font that you have loaded on your computer.  SWEET!  I got a Harry Potter font while I was there too...can't wait to use that one for something cute. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Toni



Monday, October 13, 2014

Framed "Inchy" Art - Halloween and Fall


This is my 3rd attempt at getting a good picture of this IN the frame, and it's not working.  Flash, no flash...this is as good as it's going to get.  I apologize for my lack of photography skills.  :)

Here they are, NOT in the frame - Halloween...

and Fall...

Connie Tumm originally started making these framed art pieces a few years ago.  I've been hunting for the square frames for 3 years, and finally found some this spring!  These are 8 1/2" square, and I found them at Walmart.

I'm not going to list every color, paper, stamp, punch, and doo-dad that we used for these, because there is a lot.  Some is retired, and some is not.

The point is that you can make one of these yourself, probably out of scraps and bits and pieces that you have laying around.  You want to create a little scene or little something for each square.

The squares are 2" x 2".  Then we mounted on White or Vanilla, then onto another layer, before putting it on the base piece.

Find a frame, and give it a try!  I love how they turned out!

Happy Stamping!

Toni


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween Wondrous Wreath

Who doesn't like a nice Halloween wreath?  I couldn't get this idea out of my head when I got the Wondrous Wreath set.  It's going to be useful for so much more than just Christmas wreaths!

Stamp your wreath with Halloween or Fall colors, and add some bats!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Wondrous Wreath bundle (stamps and matching framelits), Project Life Holiday Cheer, Good Greetings (hostess special through 10/31/14)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Hexagon punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue dots

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Ornamental Pines with Woodgrain

Made some of these for a recent swap, and I love the Party Pennants die for the focal image piece.  Some of my favorite colors together - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Garden Green.

I like tone-on-tone layers for the base card and the embossed layer.  I think it keeps the focus on the cool-ness of the Woodgrain embossed layer.

Again, I used the Hexagon punch to nip those ends into the perfect v's.

Stampin' Up! supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamp:  Ornamental Pines
Ink:  Early Espresso, Garden Green
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Other:  Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Party Pennants die, Hexagon punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Halloween Iron-on treat bag


My favorite project from this past week!  I got an idea in my head and had one sheet of Iron-on transfers left to try it out.  I love it...although my first 2 bags I ironed the thing on upside down.  :(  OH well!  Still got some good ones!

I made these images using My Digital Studio.  You have to flip the words so they print backwards.  Then when you iron them on, they are right side up.


Cut your iron-on transfers out, and iron them on!  Peel off and enjoy the cuteness!


So easy, and fast once I got it right in My Digital Studio.  I still haven't used that software enough to be "proficient" with it, but I can get around sometimes.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

No stamping!
Other:  My Digital Studio software, Basic Black Chevron ribbon, Mini Muslin bags

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Ornamental Pines Christmas wishes


I love the Woodgrain embossing folder with this card.  Really makes it feel more outdoorsy.

For the greeting banner, I stamped the "Christmas Wishes" in gold on a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I used the Hexagon punch to get that edge in the perfect dovetail.  So easy!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Ornamental Pines
Ink:  Garden Green, Early Espresso, Gold Encore
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanills
Other:  Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Hexagon punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue dots
 
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Happy Stamping,

Toni

White Christmas, simply done


I went with a Vanilla on Vanilla layered card for this one, and love how it turned out.  Simple, but so pretty.  A little coloring with some chalks, and added a few of the Frosted Sequins.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  White Christmas, Good Greetings
Ink:  Night of Navy, Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Other:  chalks, Frosted Sequins

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Nutcracker Christmas


I love the nutcracker in this set!  The fact that it coordinates with the Moustache framelit is a bonus.  I'll be exploring that later.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Santa Stache
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Trim the Tree designer series paper stack
Other:  Markers (Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake), Artisan Label punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, glue dots

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Wondrous Wreath bundle

I didn't realize how much I like this set until I saw samples in my own hands.  Couldn't wait to get it and use it!  So easy to cut out the perfect wreath with the Framelits.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Wondrous Wreath
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Real Red
Paper:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Wondrous Wreath bundle (includes Framelits), Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Modern Label punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Real Red grosgrain ribbon

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Ornamental Pine birthday


This is one of my favorite sets from the new Holiday catalog.  I roughed up the edges with my bone folder, then curled them even more with my fingernail once I mounted that layer. 

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Ornamental Pines, Four You
Ink:  Old Olive, Soft Suede
Paper:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory
Other:  Bone folder

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Holiday Cheer snowflakes


This 4 1/4" square card is short and sweet.  Stamp some of the snowflakes off, to get a lighter version.  Add 3 (or however many you want) rhinestones for a little bling.

I love all the little bits and pieces in this Project Life stamp set.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Project Life Holiday Cheer
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Merry Everything - Halloween Treat


This is a great set to make some really cut tags with.  I found these candies at the grocery store, and just needed a little tag to add. 

I used the Scallop Topper punch to make the layered piece behind the punched out image.  You can't really see the scallop part at the top, but it's there.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Merry Everything (Bundle w/ the punch)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Other:  White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim, Note Tag punch, Scallop Topper punch

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Pumpkin punch


CASEd this from Connie Babbert.  Make this pumpkin with 3 of the Wide Oval punches.  After punching them out of your cardstock, run them through the Big Shot with an embossing folder of your choice to give it some texture.  Love it!!!

The pumpkin stem is a bit of ribbon tied in a knot.  The other end is attached to the back of the pumpkin with a glue dot.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Good Greetings (Hostess special only, now through Oct 31st)
Ink:  Tangelo Twist
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
Other:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Paper Pumpkin - August Kit Seriously Amazing


These are some of the cards that I made with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I actually cut the pre-cut cards in half, and used them as layers, instead of the card bases.  I just added my own Strawberry Slush and Hello Honey bases to get 8 cards instead of 4.

I loved this kit!  The die-cut word pieces are awesome, and I love the file folder envelopes.

These are the other cards that I made.  


More...really?  Yes!  This month's kit was packed full of goodness!  It also included 4 mini cards and mini file folder envelopes.


Can you say WOW again???  Totally cool, right!?

The good news is that refill kits for the fun August Paper Pumpkin Kit are available while supplies last. You must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber, to order these refills.

Seriously Amazing Kit Refill 136918



Happy Stamping,

Toni

Autumn Flower Patch


I made this card for a "new catalog" swap, and changed the colors to be autumnal.  Some of this year's new In colors were perfect.  I love them!

I used multiple layers of Very Vanilla cardstock on this card.  The base card, plus 2 more layers.  I love this look.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Flower Patch
Ink:  Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Other:  Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Housewarming gift card holder


Made this gift card holder for my friend who just bought his first house a few months ago.  Congratulations again Reese!

Here's the inside.  You can see that I used a Mini envelope to hold the gift card.


I used a bunch of retired and non-SU stuff on this card.

Stampin' Up supplies that I used to create this:

Stamps:  Express Yourself (retired)
Ink:  Close to Cocoa (retired), Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade
Paper:  Creamy Caramel (retired), Whisper White, designer paper scrap
Other:  Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Mini Envelope, Owl Builder Punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, googlie eyes

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

 

By the Seashore box with matching gift card


Stamped all over a Kraft Gift box, and made a matching gift card.  I used some left over Kraft paper for the gift card, and learned that the ink bleeds on that paper if your ink pad is very juicy...so be careful with that.

The burlap ribbon is wrapped around the entire box, and that brad is through 2 layers, holding the ribbon together.  Slide it off to open the box, and fill with your treats.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  By the Seashore, Hey You, Itty Bitty Background (retired...couldn't resist)
Ink:  Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Paper:  Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Kraft
Other:  Kraft Gift Boxes, Antique brads, 1 1/4" Burlap ribbon.

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Watercolor Thank you and Work of Art


Made this fun thank you card with just Blackberry Bliss and Black.  I colored some rhinestones with a Black Sharpie, but they ended up looking very purple - perfect for this card!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Watercolor Thank You, Work of Art
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Tuxedo Black Memento (for the thank you - stamped off once)
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, black Sharpie marker

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sweetbriar Rose note card


Love this new single stamp - Sweetbriar Rose.  Perfect for coloring, any way you like.  I used markers here, but you could certainly do chalks, reinkers, watercoloring, Blendabilities...you name it.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Sweetbriar Rose
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other:  Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzazz markers, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Simple Summer Silhouettes


I like the simplicity of this card, and the In Colors.  Can't go wrong with simple!  Layer tone on tone cardstock, and rounded the corners this time.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Four You
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Very Vanilla (I think...it may be Whisper White.  It was from last month, and I can't remember.  Either will look great!)
Other:  Corner rounder, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

World of Dreams in Blackberry Bliss


Cased this one from Justin Krieger on Pinterest, but changed it up a little bit.  I love the Blackberry Bliss together with Black. 

Make a mask with a circle punch.  Stamp your images, then put the circle mask over the birds.  Sponge around the whole card with Blackberry Bliss.  I added some extra around the edges.  Looks cool!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  World of Dreams
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper:  Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Other:  2" circle punch, Stampin' sponge

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kinda Eclectic - Crumb Cake and Black


CASE'd this from Rachel Bergfeld on Pinterest, and love the sedated colors of it!  Crumb Cake and Basic Black.  Awesome combo.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Elegant Butterfly punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue dots

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Motorcycle Birthday - happy 60th!


Our friend, Steve, celebrated his 60th birthday this summer and this is the card that I made for him.  Most everything is either retired or not Stampin' Up.  I was thrilled to find the Flames embossing folder.  So much so that I apparently bought it twice!  :)

Colors are traditional Harley Davidson colors - Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black.  With some silver thrown in.  :)

Happy birthday again Steve!

Toni

By the Tide Fry Box


I'm digging this new French Fry box die!  So many possibilities.  The bags have Swedish Fish candy in them, and are from Sale-a-Bration.  Any cello bag will do - whatever you need to hold your treat.

Stampin' Up supplies you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  By the Tide, Hello There
Ink:  Island Indigo, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Island Indigo, Real Red, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, French Fry die, 2" and 2 1/2" circle punches, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Kinda Eclectic notebook


Getting around to July's projects.  I loved these notebooks the minute I saw them in the catalog.  They come in a 2 pack and have grid paper pages inside.  I love a little notebook!

All new In Colors with this project!

The Mossy Meadow ribbon is attached to the inside of the BACK cover with Sticky Strip, so it flips up and is used to mark your page.

Stampin' Up supplies you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic
Ink:  Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow
Other:  Kraft Grid Journals, Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Travel Post gift box


This box is about the size of a check.  It's 3" x 6" x 1 1/4".  The bottom of the box is Early Espresso.  Used some retired products on this, but it turned out so cute.  I love the little antique baby pins.

Stampin' Up supplies you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Travel Post, Label Love
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other:  3/4" circle punch, Simply Scored tool, Artisan Label punch, Modern Label punch, Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon (retired), Antique Findings (retired)

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

By the Tide in Bermuda Bay


I did this card for Stamp Club early in the summer, and for a swap.  The cool thing is that I colored the Black & White designer series paper with Bermuda Bay ink.  You can either do it direct-to-paper, which is what I did.  Just smear the ink pad (I have old style for this color), all over the designer paper until it's colored to your liking.  Or use your rubber brayer to roll the color on.  Either way, the paper gets damp from all that ink, so you'll need to let it dry some.

I used the Rhinestones to make air bubbles.  Love it!

Stampin' Up supplies you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  By the Tide, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Back to Black designer series paper
Other:  2" and 2 1/2" circle punches, Word Window punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals

 
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Happy Stamping,

Toni 

Pretty Flower Patch


This was one of my first attempts using this new Photopolymer set - Flower Patch.  I love these colors.

Hint:  The middle layer of the pink flower is Strawberry Slush, stamped off once to make it lighter.  Then add the very middle flower with Strawberry Slush, full-strength. 

Stampin' Up supplies you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Flower Patch
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Embossed and highlighted Swallowtail


I love how the butterfly really pops on this card!  Emboss with white embossing powder first, then go over the image with the same color ink as your cardstock, using a sponge dauber.  I went all over the butterfly, and then got around the edges too.

Stampin' Up supplies you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Swallowtail
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Paper:  Daffofil Delight
Other:  White embossing powder, heat tool, sponge dauber, Whisper White ribbon

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Natty Boh birthday


Hello stampers!  It's been a LONG time since I've posted, and I'm hoping to rectify that in the next 2 days...at least get caught up on what I've been busy with.

So this was my first attempt with the new Moustache framelit!  I just think it's cute. 

Stampin' Up supplies you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Hey You
Ink:  Hello Honey
Paper:  Early Espresso, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Typeset designer series papers
Other:  Big Shot, Word Bubbles framelits, Moustache framelit, 2 1/2" circle punch, 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue dots

Order your supplies on-line here.  And always feel free to email me with any questions!

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Sunday, June 15, 2014

More dsp treat holders - for just about any occasion


Here are some more ideas for the little treat holder.  These 4 came to my mind, so I just whipped them out and I like them!  Bridal shower (add a rhinestone BLING on that ring!), baby shower, Halloween party, or just any party - any time you'd like to say "Here's a little something to say thanks for coming."

And by "little something", I mean little.  These treat holders are absolutely darling, but they don't hold much.  3 or 4 mini pieces of candy, or a mouth full of M&Ms.  Just a little bit of chocolate to get you through. 

So I'm not going to list all the supplies that I used for these, but I am going to give you some guidance on making your own.

1.  Start with a piece of designer series paper, 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".  The small stacks come this size already, so they are perfect!  If you have to cut 12x12 down, you'll only get 3 from each sheet of 12x12.  That's not very economical in my book, but if you have big enough scraps laying around, you could certainly use those.  That's what I did for these ones.

2.  Along the long side, score at 1", 3", 4", and 6".
Turn it one-quarter turn (to the left or right, doesn't matter), and along the short side, score at 1".


3.  Cut along the solid lines shown in the picture above.  You'll end up with this.  See how the flaps at the bottom are cut?  Add sticky strip along that 1/2" tab. 

4.  Fold your treat box up.  I add another little bit of Sticky Strip on the last piece of the bottom, to hold the bottom together.

5.  Cut a matching piece of cardstock, 3" x 2".  Score at 1 1/2" like this:

6.  You can decorative cut the edges of this piece if you want.  Put treats in, pinch the sides in, and put this top piece on. 

7.  Punch 2 holes in the top - going through all of the layers, and tie ribbon through.  Finish with what ever decorative pieces you want to.

Happy Stamping!

Toni



Summer Sunflowers in Summer Starfruit


Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green are still two of my favorite In Colors.  I was sad to see them retire last month, but I'm glad that I have plenty left in my stamp room!

I used pretty much all retired stuff for this birthday card, but they're all some of my favorite things.

Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green inks and papers, Bold & Basic Greetings stamps, and DD Summer Sunflower stamps.

Happy Birthday again Kay!

Toni

Stippled Blossoms - Blackberry Bliss and Perfect Plum


What a perfect color combination!  I paired the new In Color, Blackberry Bliss, with Perfect Plum and it's stunning!

Be sure to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig with this Stippled Blossoms stamp set, for perfect flower layering.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:



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Happy Stamping,

Toni