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Friday, June 24, 2016

Gift Card Box
and the Very Best of
Pinterest Pins

Original Pin HERE

Make a card box and set of small gift cards using the wonderful video tutorial and measurements provided from this pin! The tutorial also shows how to make the raised medallion for the front. I decided to make up a larger version that would hold standard A2 cards (4.25" x 5.5") with envelopes. Here's my version:

...with matching cards:

Here are my measurements:

I had to LOL when I saw another video this week and the paper crafter said that she doesn't like "naked" envelopes! We are kindred spirits there as I do love to decorate my envelopes, too!

Last week, I also found this terrific Envelope Punch Board paper tea cup idea with video tutorial that led me to making a bunch of tea cups:

I'll fill these cups with gold Hershey Kisses.

Here's the original pin from the VERY talented Linda Parker:

Original Pin HERE

It's quite a long video, but once you do one, it really goes fast!

The measurements are as follows:

8" x 5 1/2" piece of card stock

Along the long side, score at:

1 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 3/4", 5", 6 1/4" and 7 1/2"

Along the short side, score at:

1 1/8" and 3 5/8"

When using a directional printed paper, make sure the direction of the print is placed so that it goes right to left along the 8" side with the 1 1/8" score placed at the bottom of the print. Then I saw that Linda had created a tea pot to go with the tea cup, and of course, I had to make that, too!

Here is her oh! so lovely version:

Click HERE for the Original Pin

The video tutorials are a must see....and here
are the measurements for the tea pot
which starts out as a larger version of the tea cup:


10 3/4" x 7"

Along the long side, score at:

1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5 1/4", 7", 8 3/4" and 10 1/2"

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


11 3/4" x 2 7/8'

Along the long side, score at:

1 7/8", 3 3/4", 5 5/8", 7 1/2", 9 3/8" and 11 1/4"

Along the short side, score at:

1/2" and 1"

Notch from the side with the short tab at:

1 3/8", 3 1/4", 5 1/8, 7", 8 7/8" and 10 3/4"

NOTE: Instead of punching holes and threading ribbon to hold the top together, I simply used red sticky tape along each fold and that created a simple pin wheel effect inside the lid.


5 3/4" x 3"

Score along the short side at 5/8"

Notch along the long side
with the 5/8" side folded over:

 1/2", 1", 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", 3 1/4",
3 3/4", 4 1/4", 4 3/4" and 5 1/4"

Notch on the opposite side at 2 7/8"

These projects are the original creations of
Linda Parker. Please give her credit if you post
any of her tea time projects ^_^

Friday, June 10, 2016

Tiny Boxes and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

I saw a wonderful tiny box idea on Pinterest that includes a tutorial:

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator stampwithpeg – Cute little treat box using New In Colors paired with old favourites. I love the new 2016 – 2018 In Colors and wanted to see how they mixed in with…:
Original Pin HERE

These boxes are 1 1/4" high and wide - just the right size to hold a small chocolate treat. First, I made the box following the terrific instructions and photos with measurements on the Stamp with Peg website HERE. Then I modified the measurements and made another box that was 2 3/8" high and wide. Here are my two versions:

To make the larger box, follow the measurements and make score lines as follows:

Card Stock: 6" x 3 1/2"

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

Along the short side, score at:
1/2", 2 3/4, and 3 1/4"

For more box and favor ideas, check out these Pinterest pins that can be modified for any gift-giving occasions:

Card with gift box:
Original Pin HERE

Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Laura Mackie:
Original Pin HERE

Flowery 5-Card All-Occasion Card Box Gift Set:
Original Pin HERE

Stampin' Up! Global Artisan Design Team Blog Hop I Helping Me Grow watercolour notecard set:
Original Pin HERE

Here's my version:

...and card inside:

Friday, June 3, 2016

Grad Cards and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

I needed a couple of grad cards and made this design for a terrific bunch of graduates:

with this inside saying:

The inside was cased from this pin:

Money Card Gift Holder - free printable: http://spoonful.com/crafts/easy-graduation-ideas-gifting-money#carousel-id=photo-carousel=2:
Original Pin Here

....and the pin for my inspiration on the front of the card:

Stampin' Up! - Holly Jolly Christmas, Large Number Framelits - ZoKris:
Original Pin HERE

The number dies are from Stampin' Up's Number of Years set
that has a matching stamp set. I like how the glitter
paper adds so much pizzazz to this card!

....and here are a few more grad cards:

Graduations will be here soon. Get your cards now!:
Original Pin HERE

Graduation Card 1 by Lindachad - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers:
Original Pin HERE

...and here's a previous card I made
for a female grad:

KT Hom Designs: Female Graduation:
Original Post HERE

...and a male grad:

Original Post HERE

Check out this clever party treat idea:

Edible grad caps at a Graduation Party #graduaiton #partyfood:
Original Pin HERE

Congrats to all of the 2016 grads!