A Tip for the Hairdresser

So Valentine’s Day is a day to show those you love with a little gifty, right? I made this altered facial product tube for April, my hairdresser.

#1 – Cover tube with patterned paper

#2 – Adorn inside of tube with clay homemade flowers around round base

#3 – Fix/secure/glue shoes of vintage little girl on inside of tube

#4 – Adorn outside of tube including round surfaces on top & bottom

#5 – Add some dough (I added a lot this time because she always treats me so well and gives me extra love & attention) Also, my haircut was free, thanks ma :0)

#6 – Voila!

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A Little Valentine for the Boss

Hi bloggers! Many of you know, I instruct paper crafting at Michaels where I live. So typically I find great deals and see new stuff when it comes in.

I found these really adorable (alterable) balsa wood boxes perfect for treats. I decided to kiss-up to the boss (ha, ha) by making her one adorned with patterned paper, embellishments and fill it with treats! I really like these little boxes, they’re easy to embellish and fun to make. They are a step up from paper boxes because they have a more solid feel to them.

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DSCN2462 Rear View – covered entire box with Basic Grey’s “Kissing Booth” DSCN2464Hanging View – I adorned the box with embellishments using Recollections brand from Michaels. Also, I used some fussy cut ephemera from K&Co.’s Valentine Themed paper called “Cupid’s Specialty Paper Pad” as well as a Spellbinder’s Die Cut.
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Open View – I added a little velcro for the closure and threw in an embellished clothespin for flair with a handwritten note on a die cut tag from the Silhouette Cameo.DSCN2471Open View II – Can’t forget the chocolate! {wink}

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.

DSCN2380 DSCN2385Take a pen to mark your holes for the ribbon to go through then punch holes. I eye-balled it! Go for it too!

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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!

Valentine Gift Card Pockets/Etsy Store Announcement!

I made these gift card holders for my Etsy store. I used Basic Grey’s “Kissing Booth” cardstock and a Making Memories “I love you” stamp for the front. I layered a few patterns of cardstock and embellished with sequined trim.They’re festive for Valentine’s Day and I just love pink and brown together.

Colleen’s newly opened Etsy Store!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sooofullofcraft2012?ref=seller_info

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Tussie Mussie – Shabby Chic Valentine

Sooo… I was like “what is a Tussie Mussie”? Well, it’s a cone for treats, little gifties and more you make out of paper, toilet paper rolls, etc… So here is my hand at it. I got my inspiration from LiveLoveScrap on YouTube – Bona is her name. I follow her work and try to keep up with the videos for this VERY reason.

Now I am officially Tussie Mussie-fied, LOL

BTW, you can find tutorials all over YouTube on these, so go search!

I started with a 12×12 piece of double sided pattered paper (thick is good), shaped it, used my tiny attacher by Tim Holtz to secure the very bottom of the cone, then I used my Scotch Quick dry to secure the paper seam and voila, it was ready to embellish. I embellished with Glitz stamps, a Spellbinders die cut, i am roses flower, Recollections flower, Melissa Francis trim, Tim Holtz Distress Markers (I colored in the little postage stamp with those). I also wrapped a large square doily around the outside and adhered with my Scotch dot roller.

Go crazy out there! Oh, I also put eyelets with my Crop-a-Dial to make the ribbon handle so it can hang on a door. :0)  Have fun you guys! *Tip: if you click one photo, you can scroll all with the arrow.

Valentine’s Day Door Hanger

I created these Valentine’s door hangers for my girls this year. Foam board, patterned paper, micro beads, stamping, tinsel pipe cleaners, beads, bling, lace trim, ephemera from K&Co. Fun project!