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Friday, January 31, 2014


Here are some pics from our January Card Chicks meeting! What fun we had!

My sister Janie made this lovely
throw for Rina's grandchild!

 The baby's room is a lamb theme and the
saying is so sweet!

Rachel fed us the sweet treats of Key Lime cheesecake
and cheesecake brownies (see recipes below), while
Tiffany fed us oodles of healthy snacks - YUM!

Close up of Rachel's heart-shaped Hugs and M&M pretzels.

Here are three of the projects everyone made:

This is a wrapper cover for Orbit Gum
and the measurements
are shown in the photo below:

...and here's a Michele card we made
with the new SU Sale-A-Bration
Banner Blast stamp set and punch:

from Rachel (the Kisses heart) and
Rina (the cute little knife):

CLICK HERE for the instructions
to make the kisses heart project:

I also gave a demo on the We R Memory Keepers
Envelope Punch Board (available through
Stampin' Up and other paper craft retailers).
These are the projects I have made so far:

A card box that holds four A2 cards and envelopes.
The YouTube tutorial I used can be found at
tinyurl.com/punchbox or at the end of this post.


Measurement Basics:
9" x 9" piece of DSP
Score and notch at 3 1/2"
Slide left to 4 1/2" score and notch
On the opposite side,
do the exact same steps above.
On remaining sides, follow
previous score lines to score and notch.

To make the candy box on the right,
follow the measurements on the envelope
punch board to make a 3 x 5" envelope.

To make the card boxes with the envelope
punch board watch this video:

For more projects using this AWESOME tool,
do a search for envelope punch board
on Pinterest, YouTube or the gallery
of Splitcoaststampers.com.


Key Lime Coconut Bars

1 1/2 c crushed graham crackers
1/2 c shredded coconut
2 T sugar
1/3 c melted butter

Mix together and press into a greased 9x9" baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 mins. or until golden.

3 cans of Borden's condensed milk
3/4 c lime juice
zest of limes - use 3 to 4 limes
1/2 c sour cream

Mix all ingredients together and pour into the crust bake.
Bake for 8 -10 mins until set.
Do not let it get brown. Cool and chill

Cut into desired squares and decorate with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Cheesecake Brownies

1 - 8 oz package of cream cheese at room temperature
1/4 c sugar
1 egg
1 c chocolate chips
1/4 c butter

Combine cream cheese with 1/4 c sugar and egg mixing until smooth.
Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.

1 c chocolate chips
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2/3 c flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt

Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Turn off heat, and set a heatproof bowl over water. Place in mixing bowl the butter and chocolate chips.  Combine until chocolate and butter are melted. Stir the sugar and eggs until combined.  Add flour, salt and baking powder.

Pour half of the brownie mix into a 8x8" baking dish that has been greased. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top, then the remaining brownie mixture. Swirl the cream cheese and brownie mixture. Note you will not have enough brownie mix, but no worries... No one will know...just swirl. Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 min. or until top is crinkle and sides pull away.