Thursday, February 17, 2011

Simple Masculine Card Using Scraps

My daughter nabbed a role in her middle school's drama production. I am so proud of her and all the kids did a wonderful job. I wanted to do a little something for her drama teacher, who also happens to be a man, lol. I made him this simple card using scraps from my stash and did some embossing on it as well. Using a glue dot, I included a Starbucks gift card inside and wrote a personal note to him. I hope he knows how much we appreciate all his hard work on this production, too!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cupcake Holders

Mmmmm....who doesn't love cupcakes? And I don't know about you but when something is presented pretty, it just seems to even taste better! I made these cupcakes for my church's Women's Ministry meeting and they all thought I had purchased them at a bakery! I was so flattered! The best part is these were so super easy that anyone can do it. The cupcake wrappers were made using the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge. I love those holders! So easy to put together.

The cupcakes were just made using Duncan Hines yellow cake mix and Duncan Hines milk chocolate frosting with some Wilton's White Sparking Sugar sprinkled on them. How easy is that?

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

12 Month Scrapbook Challenge #2

This is my submission for Christina's, from Creations With Christina's, 12 Month Scrapbook Challenge. The photograph was taken in January of '09.

I love this picture of my daughter in the snow. We don't get snow very often so when we do, it's a real treat. You can see the excitement in her face in this photograh.

Want to play along with us too? Head on over to and join in the fun!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

MPS Challenge/Hershey Candy Bar Wrapper

My Pink Stamper is having a challenge. The challenge was to create something yummy. Can't think of something more yummy than a Hershey candy bar! Here is my take on wrapping it to create a party favor or just a gift to let someone know you're thinking of them.

I've seen several tutorials around the internet using a paper crimper; for everything from candy bar wrappers to sour cream containers. It's amazing how much more "finished" certain projects look using this little tool. I got mine from Michael's. They sell there for $19.99 but with the use of a coupon, you can save 40%! Here is my take on the candy bar wrapper.

I used a regular Hershey's Milk Chocolate candy bar, but you could cover any candy bar! To measure, I just laid my candy bar down on my designer paper and measured around until I got the desired size, kind of like wrapping a present.

For this candy bar, my cardstock measured 7 3/4 x 6. All I did was put my adhesive along all four corner of my square. I folded the two long ends first, then sealed the bottoms. I then used my crimper on both ends to give it that finished look.

I cut both the scalloped and the regular circle at 2 1/2 inches with my Cricut using the Mini Monograms cartridge. The "thanks" sentiment was a stamp from the dollar bin at Michael's. I decided to emboss the sentiment instead of stamping it. The brown ribbon is from the Dollar Tree and believe it or not, I LOVE that ribbon! It ties beautifully and it's only $1.00 for 6 yards!
I hope you enjoyed this little project. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sweet Baby

I wanted to do a really simple card with just stamping. I think this is a sweet little card.

I am really loving this technique right now. Just tie a bow, pick out a button, tie some twine in the button holes and attach with a glue dot! I love it!

Supplies used for this card:
"Sweet" was from a stamp set by KI memories called "curly"
"Baby" was from Heidi Swapp
The giraffe and elephant were from Hampton Art
footlongs called "Woodland Animals"
Ribbon was from the Dollar Tree (surprisingly, this ribbon ties really well!)
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine's Day Treat Bags

Well, Valentine's Day is right around the corner and while it's not a big deal in my family, I still like to give those close to me a little something. This would be a great little treat box/bag that can be filled with Hershey kisses or you could even put a fun size M&M treat bag in it. I got the idea for this adorable little box from Angie over at If you're looking for cute little gift ideas, you should definitely check her out. I promise, you won't be disappointed!

You can find directions for this by going to Chic N Scratch's You Tube channel and it's called the Blessing Mix Box. If you have any questions, just comment below and I'll be sure to respond. Also, you can click on the picture to enlarge it.

Thanks for looking!