Friday, February 6, 2009

Treat Bag -Pail or Purse?

It's a purse, it's a tote, no it's a pail! It can be which ever you decide! Use sparkle and bling for the gals and make a purse ~ shells, stars or beach items for a tote or pail for the boys ~ holiday items for a pail for either! Stamp or paper your cardstock, tie ribbons, tags , flowers and decorate the handle openings.
No dies or special cutting equipment needed just a template and scissors.

The greatest part- It took me like 12 minutes to make this simple one. So if you weren't getting elaborate you could mass produce easily.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine Boxes

With Valentines day and all the odd shaped treats and gifts many times I find myself without a box. It's so easy to make your own!

This was a piece of cardstock cut to 7 x 9 " then scored and folded @ 5 and 7" for the bottom and another piece the same for the top. The cardstock was so much fun, an entire sheet of separate Valentines.
I cut a piece with 4 and adhered it and the ribbon to the boxtop.
The box below was cut from a template found online for a 2 x 2" box perfect for holding money or a few chocolate kisses.

I used a scrap for the band around the box and a heart brad and 2 shades of pink for a flower. The photos aren't great but you get the idea. These little boxes are economical to make, and adorable to add to a holiday tree! You could stamp on the stock, glimmer mist, glitter or many other things. Photos aren't great but you can get the idea.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Blog Candy Winner is.......

Barbara Meagain..... Congratulations!!! Thanks to all who commented!

Still My Prince

Just a fun Valentine for a guy that's not fond of bright green! I think he's just the cutest little guy! The little saying is "still my prince".

I used a template shared with me a year or so ago, stock was run through a cuttlebug template and sanded lightly. You could certainly use a brighter green, and distress or DTP the edges.
As you can see from the 2 photos you have several options to do his eye lids. Add a few eyelashes, cheeks, or a big red smile if you want!
Some I inserted a tiny red metalic hearts for the eyes and larger heart for his nose.
His face is popped up with pop dots. Even add a big red smile or a balloon or ribbon to replace his roll up tongue. This is the entire front of the card and it opens to reveal your personal message or to stand for display.
Might be a great kid project too!