Thursday, January 30, 2014

Yummy for Your Tummy

Here's an oldie, but goodie...
Love the little milk cartons and
the little carry box to hold the set.
The cute little birdie is a Judith image
and the greeting is Stampin' Up.

The Jelly Bean phrase is from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Here's a close-up of the milk carton....  once I got
started, they were quite easy.

The little birdie was "fluffed up" using
Sparkle N Soft flocking from Sparkle N Sprinkle
and adhered with a Sakura Glue Pen.

Here's a photo of the four milk cartons
and their handy-dandy carrier.
You can find many various tutorials
for these milk cartons if you look around
including one by Beate Johns on
Fill them up with candy or other
treats and they're perfect
for Valentine's Day, Easter
or any other event..
Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pink & Brown

I saw this cute box idea on a blog
I follow and went to
and got the tutorial, but can't for the life
of me remember who I got the idea from :(
If it was YOU - thanks bunches!!!
It's another easy-peasy fun to do project.
Again, I made it simple as it will
just be my "prototype" for a
possible future class project.
I plan to do more boxes and those
I will make a little more elaborate.
I always try to make something a little
more "plain" the first time out
of the box (no pun intended LOL)
so that I have it for a sample to work from.
Here's my prototype.
The box was created using pink and brown CS from SU.
I attached the pink and brown decorative panel
together and then used a Sizzix (SU) embossing folder
to give it texture.
The greeting is also from SU from the Oval All Stamp Set
and punched with the SU Label punch.
The brown velvet brad was from Creative Imaginations.

Here's a close-up of the embellies.

The inside of the box has space for candy!  Yippee...
The tutorial shows 5 Hersey Kisses,
but, unfortunately, I ate them all before I made the box.
The greetings are more SU images
and as you can see, there's a slot for a gift card.
The decorative "slot" w as using the
SU Labels punch.
I also opted to use a corner rounder on the pizza box
type cover and used a Velcro dot to hold the
box together.  You can see that it "pouches the box out"
and for future boxes, I would use a ribbon tied around
the box as a closure instead.
I'd also go a little fancier with my inside too
depending on what the occasion was.
Hope you enjoyed my "prototype" for this fun project.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pop-Up Flamingo

Trying to keep the momentum going
this year on my blog......
My friend, Ann is doing this
pop-up box as a club project
so have decided to try one out.
You can find the tutorial on
It's called the pop-up card box
and is super easy to make.
As it was a club project,
I kept it a little more simple.
Hope you like it.
I used dark brown CS from SU
for my base and DP from
The Paper Studio's - Beach House Collection.
The 2 palm trees are a stamped
image from Stamps In Motion (1996)
and the flamingo scene is a stamp
image from Viva Las Vegas Stamps.
The greeting is from SU - After Thoughts Set

Here's a close-up of the inside of the box.
Images were colored with Copics.
Had to lighten it up a bit so you could see
so the DP doesn't really appear to be the same :(

The beauty of this little box is that
it folds FLAT!!!

The back of the box has an additional
CS piece attached so that it doesn't
flop around and is meant for a place
to add your greeting.
I opted to make a little pocket
behind the flamingo image on
the front side of the back panel
for a place to insert a gift card.
I decorated the back with the same DP instead.
You can see by the below image where
I've inserted a "fake" gift card.

Hope you've enjoyed this project
and will try it out.
It's so clever and easy.
Thanks to the creator!


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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

PART TWO - Camera Album

Welcome back for Part Two of're on Candid Camera.
As promised, here is the little album
that was tucked inside the Polaroid Camera.
There are tons of photos to show it off.
The outside of the album was made from
black chipboard and it was decorated
with Bo Bunny's Mama Razzi 2 paper
and embellies.
For this part, we only had the class kit that my sister got
along with the dimensions of the base album....
only three pictures - so it was a little difficult to figure
out exactly what she did and how she put it
together - so this basically has our spin on it.
What a fabulous creation she came up with though!!!
If you missed the previous post, you may want to
go back and see that first.   The entire project
was created by Magdalena for a class
given at Stamping Details in Poway, Calif.
Here's the little album....
too cute, right!!!
The little black "glass" piece was another
piece of black chipboard globed with
Crystal Accents.
The little Polaroid Camera was made
out of cardstock and attached to
the album flap.
There's a little plastic bead attached
with cording to the side.
The album itself was made from black chipboard.

Here's the front cover with the flap opened.

This is a view of the back of the album.
For the pages, I'm going to show them
undecorated first and then the decorated
page beneath it.  The photos were
all from our recent Caribbean Cruise.
Here's the initial view when the album
is first opened up.

This is the inside of the front cover with a
pocket on the left side and a flip-up flap on the right.
Here's the pocket with photos.
We left out of Brooklyn, so got
a great shot of the new World Trade Center
and lower Manhattan.

Here's the front of the flip-up flap with
our welcoming champagne!
The postage stamp is from a Hero Arts
boxed set and the little New York oval
 image is from Hampton Arts.
I added a bit of color with my Copics. 

Here's a shot of the first flip-up page



Here's the inside decorated...
sorry the photo is a little dark....
Dennis & I on the bottom and our
friends, Carl & Mary on the top.
Here's the next page opened up.   As you can see
there are two flaps - one on each side.

When they're opened up, there's also a pocket
and two "polaroid photos"
I created these from glossy cardstock, and added
the black square from matt finish cardstock
on the back...  when you see the photos
they'll be on the opposite side.
These were not part of the class kit,
these I made up on my own :)

Here's the right side panel and flap.

Here's the left side flap and pocket with the
fake polaroids.
These were from Grand Turk in the Turks, Caicos.
Here are the outside flaps decorated.
Here's the next page.
A pocket on the left
A pocket in the center
A flap on the right side with
a pocket on the inside of the flap

There's a pull-out panel on the left pocket.
Three "polaroids" in the center and
a little envelope in the right pocket
that I filled with our "cruise cards"
photo copied and layered on CS.

I've since added little block letters to the small
envelope that says "tickets".

Here's the left flap pocket with
a photo of our table mates from dinner
and the center pocket filled with the 3 fake
polaroids from formal night.

Here you can see the front and backs of my
"fake" polaroids.
The next page opened up has a
pocket on the left and a flap on the right

Here's the pocket insert and the
inside pocket on the right flap with a tag.
I'm missing the photo from the back side
of the right flap... sorry.
This photo shows the back of the flap from
the previous page with our wait staff.
The pocket with it's pull out panel
has a photo from Curacao.

Here's the inside panel with a view of Curacao
and a view of the pull out tag from the right flap pocket.
The next page has a blank on the left,
a pocket in the center and a
flap on the right

I replaced the two "fake" polaroids with
a pull-out insert instead as you will
see below.

You can see the beautiful beach along 7-Mile Beach
in Grand Cayman on the left.
The right side shows the back of the right
flap and I added my own touch with
an accordion attachment.
The photo is a "veggie" monkey.

Here's the replacement pull-out
and another view of the beautiful beach.

Here are a couple of the photos from the
accordion pull-out....  
One shows (not clearly here - sorry)
the Halloween display in the atrium
and the second shows the
board in the Casino - I made the finals
for the slot tournament
So sorry - did not win :(
Here's the other side of the accordion file.
Here's the veggie monkey again and
a view of the Caribbean Princess on
the outside of the flap on the last page.
Are you tired yet????
We're on to the last page and back cover.
The left side of the back is a flap.

The back of the album is a pocket.   You can
see that I swapped out the insert panel for the
previous page and replaced it
with 4 "polaroids".

Here's the left side flap raised up.


Photos on the left side were various shots
during the cruise.  The outside of the flap
was a shot of the Caribbean Princess.
You can see a part of it below.

Here are the 4 "polaroids" from our
visit to the ruins at Tulum...  What a beautiful place!
It's right on the ocean.... we docked at Cozumel and took
the ferry over for the tour.
The stamp on the album spine is another
Hero Arts image colored with Copics.
I hope you're not too worn out!
This was a lot of fun to make, but it took us DAYS
to try and figure out.  Hopefully, we did Magdalena
justice with our end result and our own twists on her pattern.
Not sure I'd ever make another, but
it really looks cool on my shelf
and it's a nice reminder of our cruise.
Thanks for letting me share.



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