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Long time no post!

Ok, it’s time for catch up, so let’s just cut to the chase…..



June 20, 2008 Posted by | Standard Cards, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Chocolate Tin Purse

I went Easter shopping at our local Christmas Tree Shop this weekend (I know, that seems a little bass ackwards…) and found these tins for $1.  I just KNEW that I could fit either peppermint patties or nuggets in them.  The nuggets fit the best.  Originally, it had a plastic insert with fudge in it.  Here are pics of the before and after!! 


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I used my crop-a-dile to punch holes for the handle and to make a ribbon hinge. 

March 24, 2008 Posted by | Alterables, Projects | Leave a comment

One Hole Bow Tutorial

Here is the much requested one-hole-bow tutorial!!  This was taught to my by my upline, Joanne Tofte, when I started stamping 3 years ago.  I’ve had many requests for this – and had the day off from school – so here you go!  Let me know what you think!

Step 1 – Punch an 1/8″ hole where you want it to go.punch-hole.jpg 

Step 2- Poke your ribbon through the hole from underneath.1-tail.jpg

Step 3 – Wrap your ribbon up, over, and back underneath your cardstock. Poke your ribbon up through the same hole that you did before.


Step 4 – Split the tails with the wrapped section of ribbon.split-tails.jpg 

Step 5 – Tie a half knot, the “top” ribbon goes over the “bottom” ribbon when tying.tie-step-11.jpg

Step 6 – Pull tight and trim tails.  VOILA!!! finished.jpg

March 24, 2008 Posted by | Tutorials, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Wish Card

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I recently saw a card in Paper Crafts magazine, and I just had to reproduce it.  There was no template, so I came up with one on my own.  If you pull on the sides, it opens up to reveal money (or whatever you put in it).   I used Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (for the mechanism) and Berry Bliss paper.  I also used the faux tile technique and sponged in Pretty in Pink.  All stamping is done with “One of a Kind”. I have had many requests for a tutorial, so keep your eyes peeled!  

March 4, 2008 Posted by | Funky Folds, Projects | 4 Comments

Sweet Little Box

Sweet Little One Box

Sale-a-Bration is almost over, and my how time has flown!  I was inspired to make this box, and mimic the one that is on the SAB catalog cover.  My sister is having a baby and I this is what I wrapped her first presents in.  The stars were all punched out using the small star punch. 

March 4, 2008 Posted by | Projects | Leave a comment

Valentine’s Teacher Basket

I made this to put in the teacher lounge in my kids’ school as a thank you for what they do for all of the children.  Not only do they teach, but they listen, they learn, they laugh, they inspire, they raise self-esteem, they cry, they enable, they lift up, they help, and they love.  Happy Heart Day is the set that used, with Real Red cardstock and the Photo Corners punch.  dsc07817.jpg 

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Projects | Leave a comment

Ghiardelli Holder

Here is a Ghiardelli chocolate holder, that I made using the True Friend stamp set.  This was SOOOO very easy, I couldn’t believe how fast it went together.  Thanks to Sonja Gonzalez for the tutorial!true-ghiardelli-holder.jpg 

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Projects | Leave a comment

Berry Bliss-ful Mailbox

mailbox-1.jpgEvery year, Target has these AWESOME mailboxes in the dollar spot.  I originally was going to decorate and give these to my kids’ classes – but time got the best of me.  When does it not? Wednesday is the quarterly meeting with my upline, and she asked me to demo a mailbox project.  This is what I came up with – I hope it’s enough!!!  I always feel like I want to add more…..  This was made with less than one sheet of Berry Bliss paper.  

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Alterables | Leave a comment

It’s Been Awhile – so here’s some stuff!

I apologize that it has been so long since I posted, so here is some stuff that I’ve been working on!

February 18, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Faux Snowglobe


Here is my first attempt at a faux snowglobe. It really is WAY easier than it looks!

1) Using a cutting system, cut a transparency in a 2 7/8″ circle, leaving a small gap before you complete the circle (you can then cut a tab).
2) Stamp your snowflake in stazon white, so that the top is opposite the tab.
3) Apply white embossing powder on your image and flick off.
4) Emboss the snowflake.
5) Wait a few minutes, then roll up and insert into glass ornmanent, keeping the tab sticking up into the top of the ornament.
6) Add Buffalo Snow, or Diamond Dust into the ornament.
7) Punch out a 3/4 ” circle and cut two slits in it, opposite each other.
8) Place this in the metal ornament topper.
9) Cover a fruit can in desired paper ( I used a jello cup)
10) Add crystal effects around edge of can.
11) Turn over ornament onto can and leave to dry.
12) Add ribbon as desired.

November 30, 2007 Posted by | Projects, Tutorials | Leave a comment