Wednesday, October 14, 2015

M & M Matchbook Treat Holder

Here is a fast and simple Halloween treat that is great for parties or handing out to the neighborhood kids. 

 Materials Needed

Cardstock -  3 1/2 x 7 inc 
DSP - 3 x 3 1/4 inch and a 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch
Belly Band - 1x 8 1/2
Stamps - Among the Branches by Stampin Up
Punch - 2 inch circle
Die - Halloween by LittleB


Score cardstock on the long side @ 3/4, 3 3/4 and 4

Attach DSP to the front cover and the bottom flap as shown.

Fold and brunch score lines. Fold up the bottom flap and stable about 1/4 above the fold.

Insert fun size M & M packet.


Apply adhesive to one end of the belly bank and fold the belly band around the matchbook.
Attach the embellishment to the belly band as it needs to slide off.

If you are doing a large quantity of these I have found that if you do all of the scoring, folding, stamping, etc at one time they go up very quickly. 


Friday, September 25, 2015

Yankee Wax Tart Box

What is better than the smell of pumpkin pie baking in the oven on a cool crisp fall day? Well if you don't feel like baking or your watching those calories in anticipation of the holiday season the fragrance of a Pumpkin Pie Yankee Wax Potpourri Tart will do the trick.

This box is especially designed to hold a Potpourri Tart. These beautifully scented wax tarts make a nice little gift for someone special. You can get two boxes from one sheet of cardstock. Today I will be using Rich Razzleberry cardstock by Stampin Up. 

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock measures - 5 x 8 1/2 
Score long side @ 3, 4, 7, 8 inches. While your paper is in the landscape position score at 4 1/2 and 7 1/2 down to about the 3 1/2 inch mark
Score short side @ 1, 4, 4/1/2 


Cardstock - Stampin Up Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
DSP - Stampin Up Into the Woods
Ink - Rich Raxxleberry
Punches - 2 3/8 inch scallop circle, 2 inch circle, 1 3/4 inch scallop circle, Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Ribbon - Vanilla Twill
Stamps - Stampin Up A Little Something

Happy Fall!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Mini Chocolate Slider

Today's project is a Mini Chocolate Slider. I needed 12 small gifts to take to a luncheon and of course I wanted to make something special. I used my April Paper Pumpkin kit to make the boxes. If you haven't seen the Paper Pumpkin kits you can check them out here. Any DSP or Cardstock would work equally as well.

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock or DSP measures - 4 1/4 x 3
Score long side@ 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 4
Score short side@ 1/2


Cardstock - April Paper Pumpkin Kit
Stamp Set - A Little Something by Stampin Up
Ink - Stampin Up Crushed Curry
Punches - 1/8 inch hole punch and 1 1/4 inch hole punch
Ribbon and Twine

 Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Merry Little Tea Bag Holder

This little project is perfect for the tea lovers in your life. This cute little bag will hold 3 Tazo Tea bags and is quick and easy to make. I used Christmas paper and sentiments but how cute would this be in steps or polka dots as a get well gift for someone with a cold that needs a little tea and sympathy. 

Measurement and Scoring

Cardstock measures - 8 x 6 1/2 inches
Score long side@ - 1/2, 1 1/4, 4 1/4, 5
Score short side@ - 3/4, 4 1/2
DSP measures - 2 3/4 x 3 1/2


Cardstock - Stampin Up Pacific Point and Tip Top Taupe
DSP - Stampin Up Nordic Noel
Stamps - Stampin Up Festival of Trees
Punches - Stampin Up Scalloped Oval, Large Oval, Curvy Center Trio Punch and Itty Bitty Accents Flower
Ribbon - Stampin Up Striped Ribbon
Adhesives - Sticky strip, Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots
Basic Rhinstones

 Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Trick or Treat Tootsie Pop Holder

Today's project is a play on the Halloween Cracker I did last month. This is a much smaller version designed to hold a single Tootsie Pop. Tootsie Pops are something I remember getting on Halloween when I was a child and it was also a candy treat my son loved when he was little. So what better treat to dress up and have ready for my neighborhood ghosts and goblins.

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock measures - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Score Long Side@ 1 1/4, 2 1//2, 3 3/4, 5 inches
Score Short Side@ 1, 2 1/4, 2 3/4


Cardstock - Stampin Up Tangelo Twist and Basic Black
DSP - small scraps for sentiment
Ribbon - Black and Purple Affray Grosgrain
Punches - Martha Stewart Spider Web Edge Punch, Stampin Up 1 1/4 inch  Round Punch and Scallop Oval Punch
Adhesive - Fast Fuse
Ink - Black Archival

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Merry Little Ghirardelli Milk Carton

Here is a little milk carton that is sized perfectly to hold two Ghirardelli squares. This cute project is perfect for those little gifts for co workers, staff at your child's school or table gifts during the holidays. 

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock measures - 6 x 4
Score Long Side@ - 2,  2 3/4,  4 3/4,  5 1/2
Score Short Side@ -1/2, 1, 3 1/4

DSP measures 1 3/4 x 2 (2 pieces)
Small scraps for sentiment

Supplies Used

Cardstock - Stampin Up Real Red
DSP - Stampin Up Home For Christmas
Ink - Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler
Punches - Stampin Up Word Window Punch
Stampin Up Basic Rhinestones
Stampin Up Striped Ribbon

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy Halloween Cracker

Trick or Treat! Halloween will be here sooner than we think. I like making containers for those special tricksters in my life. Today's project is a Happy Halloween Cracker to hold fun size candy bars. This is a quick and easy project. 

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock measures - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Small pieces of white and black cardstock for stamping

Score long side @ - 2, 6 1/2
Score short side @ - 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, 5

Supplies Used

Cardstock - Stampin Up Tangelo Twist, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink - Archival Ink Jet Black and Stampin Up Whisper White
Punches - Envelope Punch Board, Martha Stewart Spider Web Edge Punch, Stampin Up Decorative Label Punch
Black Ribbon

Happy Haunting

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Twisted Box Update

I share the Twisted Box on a Facebook page that I belong to and had several requests for a video. I had never made a Youtube video but thought it was time I learned how to do one. My hat is off to all of you that do videos on a regular basis. There is far more work that goes into the video than I realized before I tried it myself.

But here it is with all of its warts showing. Hope it is helpful.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Twisted Box

I saw a picture of this crazy twisted box on the internet and knew I had to make one. It looks so complicated and is so easy. The best part is that each end forms a separate compartment for holding small gifts or treats. The box is as much a present as whatever is inside.

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock measures - 8 1/2 x 10 inches
DSP measures - 1 3/4 x 4 3/4 (2 pieces)

Score on the long side @ 1/2, 2 1/2, 7 1/2, 9 1/2
Score on the short side @ 1/2, 2 1/2, 4 1/2, 6 1/2
Score in the large rectangles diagonally from the top right to the bottom left. See diagram below.

The black lines are score lines. The colored sections are the areas to remove. After removing the sections and with your cardstock in the same position as the diagram cut up the score lines to create the top and bottom of the box. See 
photo below. Wedge the tabs as shown.

Cut the DSP pieces in half on the diagonal and adhere to the box.
Fold and burnish all of the score lines. The diagonal lines should be fold in the opposite direction. They are valley folds.

Using a strong adhesive like sticky strip attach the long skinny rectangle to form the box.

Fold the box flat so it looks like this photo.

Then place a hand in each end and spread the interior space open. It may take a few tries to get the hang of how to open it. Don't give up. Fold the flaps in and there is your box. I decorated the top with flowers and attached my greeting on the side. 

Supplies Used

Cardstock - Stampin Up Wild Wasabi
DSP - Stampin Up English Garden
Flowers/Greeting - Stampin Up Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White cardstock

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Simple Thank You Box

Todays project is a simple quick and easy box. 

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock measures - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
DSP - 2 x 3 3/4 (2 pieces)
Score Long Side @ 3 3/4, 4 3/4
Score Short Side @ 3/4, 4 3/4
Turn cardstock so the long side is at the top again and score at 2 1/2, 6 only to the first horizontal score line.
Rotate 180 degrees and repeat.
With the long side on top cut each of the short score lines up to the first horizontal score line. Do this on both long sides.
Remove the rectangles in each corner. 
Fold and burnish the score lines.
Round the corners.
Using an oval punch make the handles.
Attach the sides to form the box.
Adhere DSP to the front and back.
Decorate the front and tie the handles closed with ribbon.


Cardstock - Stampin Up Crushed Cucumber
DSP - Stampin Up 2015-2017 Designer Series Paper Stack Cucumber Crush
Punches - Stampin Up Small Oval Punch, Stampin Up Decorative Label Punch, Stampin Up Itty Bitty Accents Flower Punch

Monday, August 17, 2015

Bracelet Box

My little granddaughter loves jewelry and sparkly things. So one of her Christmas Countdown boxes will hold a fun little bracelet. This is a no stick box that folds closed. I have done it in snowy colors with a fun snowflake DSP especially for her. Her favorite movie is Frozen.

Finished Dimensions

3 x 3 x 1/2

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock measures 5 x 10
DSP measures 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 (3 pieces)

Score Long Side @ 3, 3 1/2, 6 1/2, 7
Score Short Side @ 1/2, 1, 4, 4 1/2

Remove sections as shown in the photo below.

Round corners of the large flaps.
Adhere DSP to the three large squares.
Fold and burnish.

 Assemble the box by folding and tucking in the flaps.
Now you are ready to fill the box and decorate.


Cardstock - Stampin Up Lost Lagoon
DSP - Stampin Up Nordic Noel
Ink - Stampin Up Lost Lagoon
Punches - Stampin Up Scallop Oval, Oval and Word Window
Stamp - Stampin Up Festival of Trees
Embellishments - Stampin Up Jewels Basic Rhinestone, All is Calm Snowflake

This would be a great do ahead project especially is you are making several. The  measurements can easily be adjusted for smaller and larger gifts. Enjoy!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Back To School Teacher's Gift

It is that time of year when the kids are headed back to school, seeing old friends and meeting new teachers. If you are looking for that small gift for your children to give their new teacher you might be interested in this little project. Filled with Post It Notes and a pen it will be a welcome addition to any teacher's desk. The inspiration came from Here is a link to Sam's project. I've resized the project and the best part is you can get two boxes from one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 inch cardstock.

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock measures - 5 x 8 1/2 inches
Score Long Side@ - 2 3/8, 3 1/8, 5 3/8, 6 1/8 inches
Score Short Side@ - 3/4, 4 1/4 inches
DSP - 2 pieces 2 3/4 x 3 1/4

Do all of the scoring. Before folding adhere your DSD to the panels as shown below.

Remove the small squares on each of the long sides.

With the short side closest to you and the DSP on facing the table fold on the second score line from the bottom then fold the first score line back on itself. Do the same on the other side. Fold and burnish remaining score lines.
Adhere two center flaps to the box floor.

Adhere the two sections on either side of the center to the box floor.
Adhere box sides together.

Decorate the box. This would be a great place to add the teacher's name, grade level and year or a stamped image.


Stampin Up Cardstock - Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Smoky Slate
Stampin Up Moonlight DSP
Punches - Stampin Up Window Punch, Petite Petals, Artisan Label Punch
Regal Candy Dots
Mini Glue Dots
Score Tape
Simply Score Board

Hope you enjoyed this project and give it a try.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Truffle Box

Here is a very small treat box inspire by Sam Hammond Donald at  Click here to see the original project. I changed the measurements to hold one See's Candies truffle or 3 mini Ghirardelli chocolates. Homemade truffles would also fit perfectly. Done in Christmas colors these would make a lovely gift for friends or coworkers. They would be perfect as a table gift for a dinner party, fundraising event or even a wedding reception. 

Finished Dimensions

1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 inch

Measurements and Scoring

Cardstock measures - 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches (you can get 3 boxes from one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock)

To get 3 boxes use these cutting directions

With the 8 1/2 side at the top of the trimmer cut at 7 1/2 inches. 
Turn so the long side is at the top and cut at 6 1/2 inches. 
Rotate 90 degrees and cut at 3 3/4 inches. 
Using the piece left in step 2 with the long side at the top cut at 6 1/2 inches.
Rotate 90 desgrees and cut at 3 3/4.

You now have 3 pieces of cardstock measuring 6 1/2 x 3 3/4.

Score Long Side@ 1, 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 5 1/2
Score Short Side@ 1, 2 3/4

DSP Bellyband Measure 1 x 6 inches

Cutting and Assembly

With the long side at the top cut up each of the vertical scores to the first horizontal score line. Rotate 180 degrees and repeat. Cut small wedges from each of the square tabs for an easier fit.

Fold and burnish all of the score lines.

Using double sided tape on the outside of the square flaps adhere the two bottom flaps to the sides, the two middle flaps to the same sides and the two top flaps to the remaining sides. 

Wrap the bellyband around the completed box and adhere the ends together keeping it loose enough to slip off easily. Embellish and enjoy.

Supplies Used

Stamping Up English Garden DSP 
Stamping Up Hello Honey, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock  
Stamping Up Oval Scallop Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch,
and the flower from Itty Bitty Accents.

Thanks for stopping by.