Last week was our monthly stamper's club meeting, and I always make the girls a little treat for coming. This month I decided to make the Easter baskets that have been around forever, but make them miniature instead. I think they came out so cute 🙂
I started with a 3×3" square of dsp, and scored at 1" on each side. Then just cut in on the 2 score lines on opposite sides, attached with a brad, and done!! I made little handles about 3-1/2" long and 1/4" wide. You probably can't really tell from the picture just how little they are…well they fit about 9 jelly beans, so they're pretty small!!
In other news, baseball is really gearing up now, Nick had practice both weekend days for his AAU team, and Ben started practice for his high school today…they'll practice EVERY day for over 2-1/2 hours!! Once the season actually starts April 2nd it's going to be NUTS! Nick has 5 games in 2 days that weekend, and I have no idea what Ben's schedule will be!! It will be that way every weekend for a while!! BUT, we love it and we wouldn't have it any other way 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I'll get back here to post the cards the girls made too 🙂
Here are the treats I gave my club girls this month. I made them for the first time a couple of years ago, then forgot all about them until I found the pattern recently. Each "box" holds two Ghirardelli chocolate squares, and you can decorate them to fit any occasion.
I thought I would have gotten the instructions written up by now, but I had a little too much birthday fun this past weekend and did not even step foot into my stamp room!! I was very naughty & fell off the Weight Watchers' wagon hard this weekend, yikes!! I did not even cook one meal at home, but we really enjoyed ourselves and I'm back on track today 🙂
Also, Saturday afternoon we went to buy a camper…I'm super excited for the fun times we'll be having this summer with friends & family!!
I'll try to get the instructions written up in the next few days! Thanks for stopping by!
I forgot to show you this card I made for the swap organized by my friend Robin Merriman, and I think it's pretty cute so I wanted to share it with you today. I always send Robin a little treat for being a great swap hostess too, that's the little box beside the card. Inside the box was one Lindt truffle…mmmm…
I have to say I have no clue what the measurements are for the box. It's just a little box with a flip open lid. I just made a little polka-dot embossed belly band and put a cupcake on top. I made it quickly the night before I was mailing my swaps, and just did it on the fly, without writing anything down…sorry 🙁
For the card I used:
Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo
Card stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Accessories: Cupcake Punch, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stamping Dimensionals, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Polka Dot embossing folder for the Big Shot.
Here are the treats I made for my club girls this month. I bought these cute bottles last year some time, and I bought waaayyy too many (per usual!).
Since moving out of my old stamp room, there is so much "stuff" in there, stuff I had big plans for at one time, and have collected over the years…I have got to start using these things up! We are getting ready to remove the wall between the living room and my old stamp room, making one big living room…so I have got to get a move on and either use up, give away or throw away all of the stuff in there!!!
These bottles are pretty small, they're about 4-1/2" tall, and I can fill 3 bottles with one bag of conversation hearts. I used the Celebrations dsp for the belly band. The hearts are punched out of Real Red and Regal Rose patterns dsp. I embossed my Whisper White card stock with the polka dots embossing folder, then punched circles using the 1-38" circle punch. Then I layered them on the scallop circle punched from Pink Pirouette card stock, and used my paper piercer to polk holes in each scallop. I used a little Pink Pirouette ribbon around the top to finish it off.
Here are the treats I made for the girls this month. I'm sure you've seen the lunch bags covered with card stock by now? I've made them before but can't seem to locate a post so maybe I've never posted them??? Who knows…anyway, these cute little bags are made with mini bags, that are 4×8", but I cut them down to 4" wide by 3-3/4" high for this project.
The "back" of the bag is covered by card stock measuring 4-1/4 x 6", scored at 1-3/4", the 1-3/4" part will be the flap on the top. The piece of card stock for the front is 4-1/4 x 4-1/4". Then just layer some designer paper, add a stamped/punched piece for a closure (mine came from the Homemade and Jingle all the Way stamp sets, stamped in Old Olive & Real Red), some glitter on the jingle bell and done!
Inside the bags are pieces of ribbon candy in cellophane bags, yum! Here's a side view so you can get a better idea of how to put them together:
Here is a really cute gift I made for two hostesses last week, Judy & Kim. I saw these on my friend Robin's blog a while ago and I totally knew right off the bat I'd be CASEing them!!! Why invent the wheel right?!?! And everyone needs notecards, so I thought they would be perfect for the girls! Mine aren't as pretty as Robin's because I don't have that gorgeous striped olive ribbon, but I really liked them anyway 🙂
The card stock is Very Vanilla, the letters were stamped in Old Olive and Night of Navy and they're from the set Lovely Letters. Just slide it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder of your choice and voila, good to go! I have no clue where I got the plastic cases, I've had them for years I ordered so many!
Wouldn't these make the most perfect gifts for teachers, or people at your office???
Here's an advent calendar I made for my two boys, plus my niece and nephew this weekend. I think they're just too cute, plus you can't beat an advent calendar that's actually a treat for mom at the end, I'll get to keep the mini muffin pans! How perfect that the Jolly Bingo Bits set in the Holiday Mini has 24 different little images…perfect for an advent calendar?!?! The covers for each cup are made from Cherry Cobbler card stock with the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, and the images are stamped on Very Vanilla card stock punched with the Ornament punch.
Here's the thing though, I could only find a non-stick pan, so it makes it tricky for sticking down the covers for each day! It will be nice when I'm actually using them to make muffins, but if I were making this project again I would look for some cheapy little non- non-stick pans lol!!
I saw this idea online a couple of months ago, but there is no watermark on the picture and I have no idea where I found it. The one I saw had numbers for each day, but no stamped pictures so at least mine's a bit different even though the basic idea came from someone else.
Here are the favors we made for Thanksgiving dinner…I'm thinking it would have been nice if I got this posted before Thanksgiving so you could make some if you wanted to, but you know how time flies…actually I should have lots of posts this week, because I'm realizing that I've been making lots of stuff and not posting much of anything 😉
Actually my Nicholas cut these using the Big Shot, assembled & filled them too! They each have 6 Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses in them, yum! I just did the ribbon/tag part. I was so happy for the help, since we needed to make 16 of them!
We used assorted printed dsp's, along with Early Espresso Satin Ribbon. The tags were made using Teeny Tiny Wishes, and the acorn is from Day of Gratitude.
We're Christmas-ing up the house today, I'm cooking up a storm for the week, homemade sauce, meatballs & italian sausauge, plus Beef Stew….hope you're enjoying the last day of this long weekend, whatever you're doing!
Here are the treats I made for the girls for our club night last week. Sorry this picture is kinda crummy, I need to move my light box down to my new stamp room. Speaking of my new stamp room…I actually moved the computer down here last night all by myself! I was so proud, I thought there would be no way I would get all of the pieces set up and connected in the correct spots!! I'm basically done with my room now and I'll get pictures taken soon to share. It's been unbelievably busy around here and I don't really see an end in sight…I'll get there!
I made the treats using the Two Tags die for the Big Shot with Blushing Bride card stock and Candy Cane Christmas dsp. I love the punched "A Christmas Greeting with something for Eating!" sentiment, it's from the Tags Til Christmas set.
Inside the folded Two Tags die card stock piece I tucked 2 Dove chocolates, attached with mini glue dots. Just the perfect amount of chocolate 🙂
Okay, so I'm home from work, but sorry it took so long to get to the poinsettia box measurements! My niece that has been living with us for 7 months is moving to Maine tomorrow, so I was helping her and her boyfriend load up the UHaul. I've really enjoyed having Hannah live with us, and the boys adore her, so it will be bittersweet…the sweet part being that I'm moving my entire stamp room to her basement bedroom and I'm very excited! I'm going to have lots of counter top, and shelves, and ooh I can't wait for a trip to IKEA! My stamp room now is the room behind our living room, so we're going to (eventually, after my husband stops working 6 days a week and only being home on Sundays)…take down the wall and make one big living room. It will take some time to move ALL of the stamping stuff I've accumulated in the last 6 years of being a demonstrator though so forgive me if my posts are sporadic for a bit…
Anywho, here are the measurements for the box. You can click on the image to make it bigger. Just cut on the dotted lines and assemble this open top box, then the measurements for the lid are below.
Lid: The top shown here is the part that you will stick inside the back side of your box with sticky strip. Then you can either tuck in the punched edge, or leave it out.