You see these on my blog year after year, because they never go out of style. You can use them for showers, birthday parties, weddings, it doesn't matter, they will work. Just change your Paper and the size and you have the perfect package for any occasion.
That's right, Sour Cream containers. Just cut a square or rectangle of DSP, attach Tear n' Tape to two adjoining sides, remove the liner to expose the tape, roll your paper into a tube shape, pressing the edge into the tape. Now close the tube end that has the Tear N' Tape, fill with your goodies and press this end the opposite way and close with a staple or clip. Told you they were easy. The tags are from a old Paper Pumpkin kit ( I told you I am not longer a Hoarder, I am using up those precious things and you know I really does feel good. Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy your days and try to stamp a little! See ya Monday.
when you are dealing with your computer? I have and guarantee you have too, why is something so darn frustrating!!! For me, I could not load the pictures off my camera onto my Mac. The camera was not being recognized as being attached or it recognized it and showed transfer screen for 2 seconds but not long enough for me to press go. Turn off the camera, turn on the camera, turn off the computer, re start the computer, unplug the camera, yes, I know you have been there and just when you are about to throw in the towel, boom, it works!
So how about what you came to see, something papercrafting! Since it is almost Halloween, let's do treat packaging for the rest of the month. Today I am using our Baker's Box Thinlet.
Yes that is retired Halloween paper from goodness know what year! These "little" boxes are really not that little, they hold a lot and are super easy to make with just two trips thru the Big Shot. The Mummy is from Cookie Cutter Halloween with Googlie Eyes, from another old SU Halloween treat package. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a set that has you covered just any occasion.
I know you you have been missing Melon Mambo, so here you go, might as well make sure you're awake with this bright combo! It really isn't that great of a picture, the strip and the circle mat is actually our old Gold cardstock so this card really looks better in person. I love using background stamps, they fill your card and are very easy to use. Just ink them up, place them face up and put your card stock on top add a piece of scrap paper and rub the entire stamp. Perfect every time.
The background is our Brushstrokes background stamp heat embossed with gold and then the Stylized Birthday stamp is the center of attention again gold embossed. A few Gold stars from our Metallic Enamel shapes adds just a little bit of sparkle. Bold and beautiful, just what a birthday card should be.
Well, after a drizzly weekend, I need a little bit of colour. I fell in love with this set when I first saw the Holiday Mini and finally broke down and ordered it. I have other tree stamps, really did I need another.................why yes. Just check out this set
It is a photo polymer set with 27 stamps, check out all the different types of trees and a few of them could be flowers. You have my favourite type of tree- palm (ok, that may be the only type I recognize!) little bird, stars, falling leaves, grass, ground, a sun. There are lots of combinations and since it is photopolymer, easy to line up. Check out this beauty
I said I needed colour and Crushed Curry and Rose Red with Chocolate Chip is what I chose. I love the cheerful-ness of this combo. The speckles did not photograph well, but they are the gold Wink of Stella and add a bit of sparkle and the sentiment is from Cottage Greetings. Get ready to see more of this set, it is a fun one.
get a smile! Everyday we see lots of people, the bus driver, the grocery store clerk, the bank teller, why not make them smile with a super cute,(but super easy) thank you.
Little matchbook treat holders start with a strip of cardstock, for the Reese's Pieces I used a 3 x 8 and score at 1", 3 3/4" and 4". Since candy is all different sizes just measure your treat and start with a one inch score and then your next score will be the size of your candy plus a hair and then next score is 1/4" away to allow for the depth of the candy.
Staple or glue in your candy and decorate. How easy is that?
Those Special ones in your life, do need special packaging for halloween treats, don't you think? Our Kraft Tag a Bag Gift bags are super easy to adapt to a flat bottomed back with just a couple of scores and they hold quite a bit of yummy treats.
A simple Whisper White Banner and a strip of DSP transforms this plain bag into something cute. I used our Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set for the cute little Dracula and the sentiment is from a previous Paper Pumpkin set. And since they are so easy to make, here is another.
Truthfully, we don't have that many falling leaves here, most of the trees are pine trees, so we have needles, long and short and lots of pine cones but the neighbours have a silver birch and we have an apple tree so there are just a few leaves. Believe it or not, I did not use Vintage leaves again but this time I used Thoughtful Branches, that was a limited time set. It does have some beautiful images. Using our thick Whisper White as the base, I stamped the leaf and then I heat embossed them in Silver
Adding the sentiment and a few rhinestones for added sparkle. Simple, quick and pretty.
I will admit it, I love easy things. I love it when people think I have super powers (ok, maybe I do have powers- super, no, but powers none the less). Today's technique is one of those WOW's super easy but looking at it, you would not really know how this is done.
And yes, how did I get those beautiful fall leaves onto that Black cardstock? They aren't glued on in fact the black is added to the leaves- got you confused yet? I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock and sponged on Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry in a small circular motion, covering the entire piece of card stock. Then I rubbed the card with my Embossing Buddy, to remove any static or oil and then stamped the leaves with Versamark and clear embossed. Using a brayer, I rolled Basic Black over the entire piece. The clear embossing resists the Black ink and the leaves magically appear. Rub them with a bit of tissue to remove any stray black ink and you have your beautiful but super easy masterpiece. I layered the piece onto Cajun Craze card and added the sentiment from Guy Greetings and couple of Old Olive Enamel Shapes.
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