Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Things we find Pinteresting Thursday

Monday, March 26, 2012

Paper Gift box

I made this box to hold a gift for my S-I-L's birthday. Jen said (jokingly) he wanted a Speedo for their upcoming Cruz. So my DH and I set out to find him one. By the time we got home I knew just how I would package it and got to work making this masculine (cute) gift box and tag with just the right message (Lol). The box when finished is a petite 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" x 2-1/4". Just perfect for a small gift or gift card.

To make this box start with a 11-1/2"x11-1/2" piece of card stock or paper.
Using the Simply Scored and Diagonal Scoring Plate, score all four sides at 2-3/4", 5-3/4" and 8-3/4".
Using a bone folder crease all score lines.
Fold opposite corners on creases so that the corners touch in the center.

Fold sides up vertically.
Tucking in the sides on the end, fold up end of box.
Fold flap over side towards center.
Folding in flap and matching corner with center of box.
Repeat with remaining side and your box base is complete.

For the lid start with a 10"x10" piece of card stock or paper and score at 3", 5" and 7".
Assemble the same way as the box base.

No adhesive required!

I made the tag using scraps of coordinating card stock, cutting small rectangles to match
the pattern on the lid. I sponged Soft Suede ink on the squares and popped them up
with Dimensionals.  

I was a hit at the party! My S-I-L even threatened to wear the Speedo.

124298 Soft Suede 12"x12" Card Stock
101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2"x11" Card Stock
122359 Designer Series Paper - Well Worn
122334 Simply Scored Scoring tool
125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
121899 Stamp Set - Bring on the Cake
122967 Taffeta Ribbon - Soft Suede
104199 Linen Thread
108362 Crop-a-Dial
104430 Stampin' Dimensionals
107066 Color Spritzer Tool
120973 Stampin' Write Marker - Soft Suede
115657 Classic Stampin' Pad - Soft Suede

Numbered Items can be purchase at my Stampin' Up! website:

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Creative Corner Blog Hop

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lemon Cake

In my early twenties I was working a second job doing inventory at a local grocery store. I was assigned to inventory the baking isle and discovered ready made pie filling. Yeah! Up until that moment I had no idea. The lemon really stuck in my mind because when I was a child my mom used to buy the lemon Bundt cake mix, it had a wonderful lemon filling. Back then there where several flavors of Bundt cake mixes, all with fill -ng that baked in the center - delicious!

Back to my early twenties-

For a food day at work (my daytime job) - short on time because of my second job, I decided to try this out. It was a success and is still one of my most requested recipes.


1 Lemon cake mix + ingredients to prepare cake (I buy whatever brand is on sale)
1 can Wilderness Lemon Pie Filling
1 8 oz Cool whip, thawed

bake cake as directed for 2 - 9" pans (a 9" x 13" pan also works). Cool completely. 

Place first layer on serving dish.

Spread half of lemon pie filling on top.

Top with remaining cake layer and remaining pie filling.

Stir thawed Cool Whip and spread over entire cake starting on the top.

Chill before serving.

Serve chilled. This cake is light, moist and EASY. Great for Spring and Summer.
If you use a 9" x 13" pan spread the pie filling on top, then the Cool Whip.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Things We Find #Pinteresting Thursday

Pinned Image
Old Springs for Spring Wreath

Monday, March 19, 2012

Creative Corner Hop

Paper Flowers Favors

I made these cute flower favors for my March Card Club!
Here's how...
Start with a 6"x 6" double sided piece of designer paper and score
at 2" and 4". Turn 1/4 turn and score again at 2" and 4". 
Score the outside corner squares diagonally.
Fold inward on all score lines except on the diagonal lines fold
backwards. It will look something like this.
Folding on the diagonal corners, punch a hole through both
layers of each corner.

.I will look like this.
Thread bakers twine through holes ...

pulling tight, tie a knot. This will ensure your flower pick
will be held up write.

I used a die for my flowers, a flower punch would also work.
Use a bone folder and your thumb to curl the petals of the flowers. 
Using dimensional adhesive dots attach flowers back to back
onto skewers off setting the petals.

Continue layering with dimensionals - the flower centers and
buttons on both sides. Tie a bow with baker's twine and attach
to button with a glue dot - this will look like you threaded the
button without all the work.
Tie green ribbon on the skewer for leaves,  place the skewer
in your paper basket and fill with candy. Wouldn't these
be great favors for a girls birthday party?
The skewers can also be
used as cupcake flags or a cake toppers.
They also make a great centerpiece.
 The following supplies were used for this Tutorial, The numbered items can be purchased at my Stampin' Up! website

117158 Designer Series Paper Stack - In Color Assortment 2010-2011
113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
118871 Bigz Die - Island Floral
122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool
125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Card Stock - Poppy Parade 119793, Regal Rose 105130, Daffodil Delight 119683,  Peach Parfait 119673 and Pretty in Pink 100459
119743 Designer Buttons - Neutrals
124262 Baker's Twine - White
117288 Satin Ribbon 5/8" - Certainly Celery
102300 Bone Folder
104430 Stampin' Dimensionals
103683 Glue Dots
Bamboo Skewers
Paper Shreds

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Stampin' Up! February Workshop projects

Today I am sharing the Stampin' Up! workshop projects I created for February Workshops.
Keeping all with a Birthday theme using the Stampin' Up! Sweet Shop Product Suite from the Occasions Mini Catalog I created the following:
I used the Simple Letters Alphabet Bigz Die (115960), the new Designer Rosette die (125594), the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (125408) and the Jelly Bean Brads (125587) to create this simple scrapbook page.
This Centerpiece is so easy and makes a big statement. With the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), the Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (125408), Island Indigo ruffled ribbon (122974), Party This Way Stamp Set (118744), Jelly Bean Brads (125587), Some dowels and a inexpensive vase purchased at a craft store and voila!
Simple Make-n-Take card using Soft Suede Card Stock (115318), Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (125408), Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad (115657), Island Indigo Classic Ink Pad (122937), Linen Thread (104199) and In Color Designer Brads (122940).

I made this cute Hostess gift reusing an empty brad packaging. I filled it with assorted brads, buttons and ribbon for my Hostess. When these items are gone she can use it for paperclips etc.

All of the numbered items can be purchased on line at my Stampin' Up! website

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Creative Corner Hop

Lucky Cards

St. Patty's day is almost here and I wanted to share the cards I created for my Card Club.

These fun cards have more than on purpose - The blue one can be used for graduation or anytime you want to send encouragement. The focal point on the green card is a detachable magnetic pin for that someone who forgot their green on St. Patty's Day.

All supplies can be purchased at my Stampin' Up! website

Stamps -
117090 Occasions Alphabet
119114 Got Treats

Card Stock -
122924 Pool Party
105125 Certainly Celery
100730 Whisper White
101650 Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper -
125408 Sweet Shop
117158 2010-2011 In Color Stack
Accessories -
122973 Ruffled Ribbon - Wisteria Wonder 
119256 Taffeta Ribbon - Old Olive
113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die
114526 Circles #2 Originals Die
114320 On Board Sheets (Chip Board)
119882 Scallop Edge Border Punch
119881 Heart to Heart Punch
101610 Stamping Sponge
104430 Stampin' Dimensionals
119743 Neutrals Designer Buttons
100982 Hemp Twine
104199 Linen Thread
122942 Mini Clothes Pins
101055 Crystal Effects
104294 Sticky Strip

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Chalkboard Blocks

Sandy from and I got together last week to make these adorable chalkboards. They can sit on a shelf or with an added picture hanger can be hung on a wall.

We used the following supplies:
Assorted wood blocks
Chalkboard paint
Assorted craft supplies we had on hand

For this Spring inspired block I glued moss on the front and added three Stampin' Up! Designer printed brads as eggs (122940). For the tag I used Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake card stock (120953) and "Fabulous Phrases" stamp set (117002), Basic Black Classic Stampin' ink pad (101179) and linen thread (104199).

For the Menu block I used Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (125055), Crumb Cake card stock (120953), "Fabulous Phrases stamp set (117002), Basic Black Classic Stampin' ink pad (101179) and linen thread (104199). I free handed the rooster/chicken (not sure which) with chalk. This can all be erased and changed to a "To Do" list, Quote of the day, Monogram etc.

For the Seasons sign, I used hook and loop to change out the seasons. I used Stampin' Up! On Board chipboard sheets (114320), Tickets and Tags Simply Scrappin' kit (122373) (My Favorite), Neutrals (117157) and In Color (122384) Designer Series Paper Assortments, Neutrals (119743) and Brights (119747) buttons, Big Shot Die Cutting machine (113439), Bigz Leaves (113459), Scalloped Oval Frame (114521), Daisy's #2 (114520) and Stampin' Up! exclusive Top Note (113463) Bigz Dies.

All numbered items can be purchased on my Stampin' Up! website

We had a great time making these fun and easy chalkboards. Stop by Sandy's blog and check out her chalkboards here

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