Easter crafts begin!

So, I wanted to make some treat bags for my co-workers and others and thought I would use some special chocolate this year, I decided on Lindor Truffles, Limited Edition Spring variety. I had some baggies and the perfect stamps to use, all I needed was to pick up some basket filler, patterned paper and I was good to go.

Stamps – http://www.waltzingmousestamps.com/products/spring-baskets

Paper – http://diecutswithaview.com/products.php?id=325

Chocolate – http://www.lindtusa.com/shop/spring-lindor-truffles-75-pc-gift-bag-8333-m-p

I stamped the basket images and used the tiniest stamps to”decorate” the eggs, cut them out and added some glitz to them. I popped them up on the oval/scalloped die cut for some dimension. Can’t wait to give these to my team! 

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A Card Set as a Gift

I made this “Critter Card Set” as a gift to someone. I just love the background paper and the stamped images with raw twine and occasional burlap, button brad, colored & coordinating bling etc…

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So, I have to ask, if you received these as a gift, would you be stoked?!

Background paper – DCWV “The Green Stack” 70% Recycled Paper

Stamped Images – Hampton Arts Foot Long “Woodland Animals” & Clear Dollar Stamps set “Home Tweet Home” ~ BOTH STAMP SETS I BORROWED FROM MY FRIEND KATHY (MY FELLOW CRAFTING FRIEND), Thanks Kathy!!!!!

Felt Pieces – Craftology

Bases – Recollection Card base Kits in Ivory

Stamp Ink Color – Memento Rhubarb Stalk

Easy Treat Pocket Tutorial

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Follow along to make these easy treat pockets (good for any occasion)

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A few tools… scissors, hole punch, decorative punch, corner rounder, bone folder, decorative elements, ribbon.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a bone folder, corner rounder or decorative punch, I will walk you through alternatives.

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Take any sized rectangular shaped piece of paper [I used 6.75″ x 4.75″] and fold the two ends toward the middle to create a seam. This seam is the one you will glue together first.

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Pinch both sides then fold securely with your bone folder or the side of a round pen will do.

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After making the side folds, run your scissors about 1.75″ up each side, then cut the squares that are flapping, off.

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Now fold the middle flap upwards, and secure with your bone folder or pen. Next, for that finished look, either use a corner rounder or your scissors to trim off the edges of the middle flap.

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Glue all your seams together, I like Scotch Quick Dry. Well, that’s a lie. I LOVE Scotch Quick Dry! If you noticed, I had a pic of the scalloped scissors in the pic, you can use those on any edges you like for added flair. Go for it!

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For this heart shaped punch-out, you can alternatively cut out a heart from the patterned paper then edge with distress ink or your stamp pad.

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Add a treat, or two, run ribbon through the holes, decorate and you’re all set! I put foil wrapped chocolate hearts in these.

I’m letting my son take these to school for his awesome friends. He’s in high school and has some of the best friends he surrounds himself with. I know they’ll appreciate these little treats.

*I’ll post the Altoid tins I decorated for him to give out too!

What I left on my son’s bed this Monday…

My teen goes back and forth from his dad’s to my house. It’s a science now… However, it’s nice to welcome him home when our week begins, ya know, because I miss him when he’s gone.

Here is what he came home to find on his bed for a belated Halloween treat!

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All products were K&Co. from Michaels except the plastic coffin ($1 store find). The candy were his faves, or so I thought… Kit Kat, yes, Whoppers, oh ya, but Milk Duds… not-so-much… I guess his impression of them is, well, “it’s fake caramel, not like the real stuff”. So two outta three ain’t bad, eh? I’ll keep a look out for buttered, salted caramel – the REAL stuff. Too funny.

Fairy Belle by Prima – Mini Album

Whimsical, √check, Lush, √check, Elegant, √check, Chic and “girlie”, √check

Paper – Prima Fairy Belle collection

Chipboard pieces – Prima Fairy Belle collection

Embellishments – eBay (buttons), brad – Eyelet Outlet

Flowers – Prima & I am Roses

Bling: Recollections & Prima

Trim – Michaels, my stash, American Crafts, seam binding: Paper Loves Glue on Etsy

Cardstock – Recollections & Papertrey Inc.

Ink –  Memento: London Fog & Straw (chalk ink)

Stamp Sets – Glitz, Pink Paislee, Stampendous, Cavallini Paper Co., My Mind’s Eye

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Daily Junque B-day Card by Pink Paislee

This fun, bright and masculine card was a joint effort with my little crafting buddy Arielle who is six. We decided to make our friend Joel a birthday card that would be a “keeper” and we both were giddy with the result. From the banner to the fun stamping, “raised dotted” cardstock from Bazzil Basics and coordinating color scheme, this Daily Junque paper stack from Pink Paislee is so versatile and very cheery! We began with choosing the color of card stock then moved on to paper selection and pulled out coordinating stamps and trim as we went along. The shape that showcases “Happy Birthday” is from Spellbinders and was cut on Papertrey Ink. “Kraft cardstock” and the small banner stamp we used was from Michael’s $1 bin! The numbers that look old fashion are from the paper collection and add a personalized touch to the card. We cut and distressed them before adding them to the card with foam tape. I hope future cards we make together are just as cute. P.S. Joel, the birthday loved his card. :0)

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Mother’s Day Card

A quick share here… I made this Mother’s Day card with grey cardstock, hydrangea stamp (only using the blossom portion) for the back ground, sheer pink ribbon, Luxury Stack paper by DCWV (circle shaped piece behind sticker sentiment), Fimo clay tiny pink flowers and sheer grey ribbon at the top. The sentiment sticker is from Sticko and was a bit transparent so I used white cardstock to adhere it to then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink in Pumice Stone. Easy Peezey. Love pastel colors.