Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Perfect Craft Room

A creative space made over.

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Statement of the Heart

Statement of the Heart

Stampin' Up!'s mission statement, called its Statement of the Heart, reads: "To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments ... in this we make a difference."

You Can’t Miss This!

You Can’t Miss This!

Hi, again! Have you all had the opportunity to browse through the Stampin’ Up! spring catalog (US/CAN)? If not, what are you waiting for? If you’re like me, thumbing through a catalog is never the same experience twice. Depending on the day, different things catch my attention. There were plenty of things that caught my eye in this publication, but today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite products!
The new Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit is a great value. For $7.95 USD, the kit offers:
  • 8 die-cut printed boxes
  • 8 printed mini cards (4 ea. of 2 designs)
  • 12" x 12" die-cut sheet of embellishments
  • 16 buttons (including 8 exclusive Summer Starfruit buttons)
  • 5 yds. Crumb Cake/Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine (exclusive)
  • 24 Stampin’ Dimensionals
There are so many ways to use this exciting kit! Wrap a little gift, make some party favors, fold four together and make a bigger box . . . or cut it down and use it as a gift card holder. The list goes on!

First, I made one of the boxes showing some of the cute embellishments that come with the kit. I love the feathers! (I scored the center of each feather to give them a little bit of life!)

Next I made a little treat box to hold candy sticks by cutting off one end of the box.

The last sample I created shows the box as a band to hold markers. This would make a great teacher gift or birthday present.

However you decide to use these darling boxes, I’m certain you cannot go wrong!

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Try This Color on your next card, Challenge!!

Here is the color combination - Concord Crush Marina Mist and Old Olive. 

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Paper Vase Favor Bags

Paper Vase Favor Bags

diy paper wedding favor bags
Looking for a great way to say Thank You to your guests? Why not take the time to package up some goodies up in the bags above to pass out as affordable, wedding favors. Prefer to take the paper idea and create something on a smaller scale? Try the inexpensive, wedding place cards idea below.
diy paper wedding place cards
• pliers
• mini artificial flowers – $1.99/bundle of 18 available at Tinsel Trading Company or your local Michaels
• masking tape
• paper favor bags  3.5″ x 2″ x 6.75″ – $2.99/16
available at Michaels
• patterned paper of your choice
• white glue – my personal favorite is made by Tombow and is available here.
• solid color cardstock
• paper scissors
• white gel pen – $1.24 available at Create For Less
• mini clothespins – $1.87/50 available at California Paper Goods
budget wedding favor ideas
1. Using a pair of nice sharp pliers, cut the tops off of 4 or 5 miniature artificial flowers so that they are approximately 1.5″ long.2. Bundle flowers together and wrap with a small piece of tape.  I got this cute plum roll of masking tape
here, but floral tape or any old masking tape will work well for this.3. Tape flower bundle down to paper bag, centered and approximately 1″ from the bottom4. Using template, trace shape for vase onto backside of the patterned decorative paper and cut out
cheap wedding favor ideas
5. Fold under edges approximately 1/8″ and run a bead of glue along both tabs.6.  Press firmly in place onto bag over flowers.  I found it easiest to hold and secure one side for a few seconds and to then press the other side down.7.  Cut a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ solid color cardstock into 1″ strips.  Fold strips in half and using scissors, snip a notch at the folded end to form two paper flags.  Write your message onto the flag, fill bag with contents, fold top of bag down 1/2″ onto itself 3 times and clip flag onto the front using a miniature clothespin.

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The making of Stocking flowers


The making of Stocking flowers


Tools and accessories

To make stocking flowers, the basic tools and accessories are :
  • metallic wire
  • stocking
  • sewing thread
  • colored adhesive tape (floratape)
  • a few tools : wire cutter , cissors, pliers ...
The use of metallic or plastic shapes helps to obtain similar leaves.
To decorate the flowers, many plastic or foam components are available.


The making of a flower

to make a leaf or a petal, the wire is bent to shape, then the stocking is stretched all over it.
The stocking is attached with the sewing thread.
The resulting petals are attached to one another with the sewing thread. Floratape is then wrapped at the base of the leaves to hide the thread.

fleur finie

The result

After repeating the previous steps several times ... here is the result !

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Any Size Envelope

Any Size Envelope

Learn how to create an envelope for any size card.


  • Scoring Tool
  • Paper trimmer or knife, ruler and cutting mat
  • Corner rounder
  • Adhesive - double sided tape or glue
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock (double-sided cardstock and designer paper work beautifully for this)
  • Finished card


  1. Step 1

    Check the length of the paper for correct size by flipping the finished card twice over the cardstock. Leave about 2" extra. No need to be exact. Trim excess if necessary.
  2. Step 2

    Rotate the cardstock leaving the card in place. Lay the card approximately 1" from the side.
  3. Step 3

    Trim the opposite side so that there is 1" of cardstock on either side of the card.
  4. Step 4

    Lay the paper with the card on scoring board so that the card is centered at the top of the board. Score1/8" away from both edges of the card.

    Black lines show score lines used here.
  5. Step 5

    Rotate the cardstock with the card in place on the scoring board to score the flaps. Slide the card up to the top of the scoring board. Score one notch 1/8" away from both edges of the card.
  6. Step 6

    The cardstock should now have four score lines.

  7. Step 7

    Cut out the four corners as shown.
  8. Step 8

    Round 4 corners of the cardstock.
  9. Fold the flaps down and round the 4 remaining corners.
  10. Step 9

    Apply adhesive to the lower flap.
  11. Step 10

    Finished! Embellish your envelope if desired.

    This works with any size card. However if the card is 5x5 or greater, a larger paper must be used- even a grocery bag, heavy weight gift wrap or legal paper.

Altered Pop Top Can

Altered Pop Top Can

Alter a pop top can container and fill it with goodies. It makes a great gift container for small gifts or candy.


  • Pop Top Can
  • Safety Can Opener
  • Coluzzle™
  • Patterned Paper
  • Scissors
  • Sticky Strip™
  • Candy or other filling
  • Crystal Effects or other STRONG glue


  1. Step 1

    Open the can AT THE BOTTOM with a safety can opener. Drain contents and wash container.
  2. Step 2

    Apply Sticky Strip™ at the seam of the can.
  3. Step 3

    Cut patterned paper tall enough to cover the area between the top and bottom of the tin, and long enough to wrap around the can, leaving a slight overlap.

    Adhere over the Sticky Strip™ and add more Sticky Strip™ to the end of the paper. Remove the red liner, then wrap the paper around the and adhere.
  4. Step 4

    Measure the top of the can with a Coluzzle™ template. Only measure the metal area that is going to pop out when the can is opened.
  5. Step 5

    Cut circle to fit.
  6. Step 6

    Slide paper under the tab to get an idea of how much will need to be cut off.
  7. Step 7

    Use your scissor to cut off a side of the circle. There is no set amount, but start with a little and keep trimming until it fits.
  8. Step 8

    Using Sticky Strip™, adhere paper circle to the lid of the can.
  9. Step 9

    Now, fill the can. Turn it upside down and add desired contents. If adding food items, put them in a baggie. This way, the glue used to close the container will not touch the food.
  10. Step 10

    Apply a thin strip of Crystal Effects™ (or other STONG glue) all the way around the outer rim of the cut out bottom.
  11. Step 11

    Press the bottom back on, wiping away excess glue with a tissue.

    Leave can upside down and weigh down a heavy object on top until the glue has dried for a few hours or overnight.

    When dry, embellish as desired!!
  12. Step 12

    Finish decorating your can.

A2 card box

A2 card box

Create this box with matching lid to hold sets of cards or other goodies.


  • One 7 3/4" x 9" piece of cardstock for your box base
  • One 6 7/8" x 8 1/8" piece of cardstock for your lid
  • Scor-Pal™ or other scoring tool
  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesvie
  • Scissors
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Ribbon
  • Additional cardstock and embellishments to decorate your box


  1. Step 1

    Score your 7 3/4" x 9" piece of cardstock at 1 1/2" on each side.
  2. Step 2

    On the long sides of the cardstock, cut the score lines up to the point where they connect with the score lines from the short side.
  3. Step 3

    Prefold all your score lines.
  4. Step 4

    Apply Scor-Tape™ to each of the four outside corners. These are your glue tabs.
  5. Step 5

    Peel off the paper lining of the Scor-Tape™ and fold in the glue tabs to create the bottom of your box.
  6. Step 6

    Stamp your 6 7/8" x 8 1/8" piece of cardstock if needed.
  7. Step 7

    Scor the cardstock at 1".
  8. Repeat scoring the cardstock piece at 1" on each side.
  9. Step 8

    As in step 2, cut the scor lines of the long side to the point where they connect with the score lines of the short side.
  10. Step 9

    Punch each side with your Scallop Edge Punch. No need to punch the glue tabs.
  11. Step 10

    Cut down your glue tabs so they won't show under the scallops. Add Score-Tape™ to each of the four corners.
  12. Step 11

    Prefold your score lines. Peel off your paper liner of the tape and fold the glue tabs in to finish the lid of the box.
  13. Step 12 (Optional)

    Add more color and depth by sponging the edges of your lid.
  14. Step 13

    Fill your box with either matching cards or other goodies.
  15. Step 14

    Tie ribbon around your box and decorate as desired.