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Friday, May 30, 2014

For Cat Lovers, Etc.

I saw this on Pinterest last week and it made me smile from ear-to-ear:

Kitty Hamburger Die
For the Original Pin Click HERE.

I'll have to keep this feline in mind for my cat lovin' friends!...and need a way to add pizzazz to your stash of embossing folders? Try this idea using Copics:

For the Original Pin Click HERE...

...and here's another way to use
embossing folders:

SC473 - Celebrate by sistersandie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Click HERE for the Original Pin

Thank you to the oh! so clever Becky Roberts for this wrist corsage that will never wilt!

Paper flower wrist corsage * No wilting! * Inking Idaho
For the Original Pin Click HERE.

...and I pinned her set of purses last week, too:

Inking Idaho: Paper Purse Display Part 2
For the Original Pin Click HERE.

It inspired me to make the purse below for my sister:

For my final favorite pin this week, I saw a funny poem below based on Dr. Suess' book Cat in the Hat. I'm going to print up a version for the inside of birthday cards for friends and relatives celebrating their golden years who would appreciate a little levity on the subject of aging!

Click HERE for the Original Pin

I think I'll modify the line "I look like hell" to "This feels like Hell!"...and modify "Have trouble pooping" to "Got trouble pooping". It's been another fine week admiring the creativity of some very talented paper crafters!

Friday, May 23, 2014

One Sheet Cookie Box and More

One of my terrific finds on Pinterest this last week was the one sheet cookie box!

One Sheet Cookie Box

LOVE this idea for so many gift possibilities! Here is my version:

I would recommend using a heavier weight DSP for this project. Click HERE for the directions as shown on Holly's Ribbon and Glue blog or take a look at her post below for this quick and easy box:

How to make a One Sheet Cookie Box:

how to make a cookie box

  • Score one sheet of 12 x12 paper at  3" and 9" 
  •  Rotate paper and Score at 1", 3 1/2", 6 1/2" and 9".

how to make a cookie box

  • Cut down middle score lines
  • Cut tab off top of sheet to make lid.  
  • I like to leave the tabs long inside to give
           the box a little more support.

how to make a cookie box

  •  Fold on score lines and 
  • Tape with strong adhesive

how to make a cookie box

Voila!  A simple One Sheet Cookie Box
with endless gift possibilities.

One Sheet Cookie Box

Thanks to Rebecca from the Crafting Misfit for having me
as a guest designer.   This Cookie Box tutorial and other
Scor-Pal projects can found on the Scor-Pal website. 

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...and here's a card that popped out and called my
name on Pinterest:

Any small flower punch would work for this card!
For the original Pinterest pin, click HERE and for
Mary's Stamper Camper's Corner blog post
click HERE.

Lastly, here's a summertime card that could be
adapted for a birthday or a 4th of July card:

Life is better in flip flops; that could be used as a title for scrapbooking. In My Creative Opinion

For the original Pinterest pin, click HERE - and
click HERE for Tracey's In My Creative Opinion

Friday, May 16, 2014

Card Holders

I have many friends and relatives who love receiving sets of my cards as a gift. I saw many examples of card boxes/holders on Pinterest like these:

Card box with instructions
Click HERE for the Original Pin

This box can be made with or without an envelope punch board and LeeAnn has a nice picture of the pattern on her site called Flowerbug's Inkspot:

This box can fit at least 10 cards and envelopes inside.
Click HERE for the Original Pin

Tuesday, October 19, 2010  Sky 3x3 Thank You Card Set and Pizza Box | Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted): Paper:  Magnifique B Sky, Chocolate, White Daisy CS Stamps:  Unity, Thank You Inks:  Sky, Chocolate Ribbon:  Chocolate grosgrain Punches:  Real Estate Sign (EK Success), Wide Oval (SU), Scallop edge (SU) Other:  3D foam tape, Uniball White gel pen (SU), 1/4" ScorTape
Click HERE for the Original Pin

Jill's Card Creations: Edgelit Cards & Tote: Free Tutorial
Click HERE for the Original Pin

Swirled Gift Card Holder by Purplevale - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Click HERE for Original Pin

I wanted to create a simple but beautiful way to give my cards for gifts to people like my dear MIL who loves my handmade cards. This is the holder I designed and a pdf of instructions can be found at the end of this post:

Back View

Side View

Inside View with Belly Band Removed

 Holder #2

Inside View


Start with a piece of 12" x12" double-sided
medium weight DSP that measures 11" x 8.5"

NOTE: Cut the 8.5" length first so you will
have the proper length of left over DSP to make the
belly band and four card matching cards!

Along the 11" side, score at:
1/4", 1/2", 5 1/4", 5 3/4", 10 1/2" and 10 3/4"

Along the 8 1/2" side, score at:
6" and 6 1/4"

Cut away the black sections then add the small glue dot halves (on the inside surface) and red sticky tape (on the outside surface) as shown above and in the pdf at the end of this post.

Fold the lower sections up and adhere with the red sticky tape and glue dots. Keep the glue dots and edge of the DSP off of the fold lines. 

To make the belly band, use the scrap piece left over from the card holder. Cut a 2 1/4" x 12" piece of DSP. Score along the 12" length at 1/2" and then add a tiny bit more than 1" for the second score line. Finger fold the belly band around the holder so that it fits well but still allows the band to slide up on the card holder. Use a pencil to determine how much DSP to remove where the final seam occurs on the back. 

I use red sticky tape near the fold line on the 1/2" fold line so that the band won't come apart:

I made one more set for a friend this past week:

After making the belly band, use the
1 1/2" x 12" piece of left over DSP to
make four cards for your holder. Along
the 12" length, cut every 3" to create
four strips that are 1 1/2" x 3". Use a pencil and
place a mark at 1/2" and 1" along the 1 1/2" side
of each strip then cut each strip into three
pieces of 1/2" x 3".

 The white rectangle behind the three
strips measures 2" x 3 1/4".
HINT: To get perfect spacing between
the three strips, adhere the right strip then
the left strip and finally add the middle strip.

To view a pdf with measurements for this project, CLICK HERE or to print a copy, click on the printer icon below:

Friday, May 9, 2014

Last Post for Card in a Box

In a previous PIN IT FRIDAY FAVS post, I featured CARD IN A BOX projects. This past weekend, I finally had a chance to make up several of them for Mother's Day, a birthday and a get well card. Here's what I made and I have to say...WARNING!! Making these boxes can be addicting!

Back View

Jolee's bee stickers and their BLING flowers made the construction of this box go a lot quicker. The flowers have adhesive on the back and after I attached them to my handmade stems, I used face powder applied to the backs of the flowers which instantly takes away the stickiness! (The adhesive has to be removed so that the flowers don't stick to the back flap when it's collapse and placed in an envelope.)

My original post with instructions can be found HERE, but the basic measurements are as follows:

One 5.5" x 8.5" piece of  DSP:
Along the 5.5" side score at 2 3/4"
along the 8.5 side score at
1/2", 2.5", 4.5" and 6.5"
2", 4", 6" and 8"
(Depending on the amount of the design
 desired for the back panel,
you may want to start your
scoring with 1/2 " or 2")

 ...and the nicest thing about this version --- these boxes collapse and fit into a standard A2 envelope!

I did make a modification to the instructions:  For the 3 flaps that open on the sides - NOT the very back flap - I trimmed those 3 flaps so they all measured 2" square as shown below so the base of the box can be seen better and I also liked the scale of them compared to the base and back panel:

Here are a few more pics I took to show how the center 3" pieces are inserted. I used 1/2" red sticky tape on the 1/2" flaps and I placed the 3" pieces about a 1/4" into the box so they wouldn't show as much:

I also made up an insert with a picture to include with the card that tells the recipient how to set up their box after they take the card out of the envelope. It says:

This is a card in a box!
Open it up and bend it to the
left to form a perfectly square
box with the three smaller
flaps extending out.

....and look at this beautiful creation from Pinterest:

POP-UP BOX BIRTHDAY CARD (3 IMAGES) by: carolynshellard
Click HERE for the Original Pin