Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sweet One Box

Is this sweet, or what?? I just love this little trinket box and it's soo easy to make! I've been planning on sharing it here on my blog, but it has just not seemed finished - until this evening when it dawned on me that I should put glitter on the little moon. It's amazing how that little bitty last minute touch pulled the whole thing together and finished it off!

I think we will make this box, although in a different design, at the March Coffee & Craft Night (see previous post for details). But I'll include directions for this box here, for those of you who can't stop by the coffee shop and who will miss out on the fun. ;)


Stamps: All Scallops SAB
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Scallop Circle Punch, Large Star Punch, Paper Cutter w/Scoring Blade, Two Way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Taffeta Ribbon

Cut Almost Amethyst cardstock down to 8 1/2" square. Score each side at 2 3/4" so that you end up with 9 identical scored squares, sort of like a tic-tac-toe board - remember that game? Score each of the 4 corner squares diagonally, from the outermost corner to the innermost corner.

Your center square will be the bottom of the box... fold the sides up at the scored lines and fold the corner squares out and along the diagonal scores, overlapping two on each side. Secure with the Jumbo Eyelets (I used the Crop-O-Dile for this step -it really makes quick work of setting those Jumbo Eyelets).

Punch some stars out of another piece of Almost Amethyst cardstock and attach to the box in various places, letting some of the points wrap around the edges.
Stamp the Sweet One image from All Scallops in black twice - once on Whisper White - use a Summer Sun marker to apply ink to the moon and a Basic Black marker to apply ink to the rest of the image; once in all black on Almost Amethyst.

Punch the white cardstock image out using the Scallop Circle Punch. Cut the Sweet One banner only from the other stamped image. Apply Two Way Glue to the Summer Sun moon and dust with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Layer the Sweet One banner using a Stampin' Dimensional cut down to fit. Punch a scalloped circle from Summer Sun cardstock using the Scalloped Circle punch and layer under the white Sweet One image, rotating so that the Summer Sun Scallops peek out between the Whisper White Scallops.

Adhere layered image to the front of your box and tie a bow using White Taffeta Ribbon through one of the Jumbo Eyelets. Pop in a gift and it's ready to give away!

Coffee & Craft Night - Spring Schedule

The schedule has been finalized for the next three months of Coffee & Craft Night at the Evelyn Bay Coffee Shop. Be sure to mark your calendar so you don't miss any of them!

What is Coffee & Craft Night? Once a month, usually on the 2nd Tuesday, I set up shop from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Evelyn Bay Coffee Shop (thank you Ron & Suzanne!) and invite anyone who would like to stop by for a coffee and a craft! For $5.00, you'll get your fav 12 ounce specialty drink and you'll make the craft that I've prepared. Sometimes we make a card, sometimes we make something else. I'm thinking that the project for March will be similar to the cute box you'll see in my next post.

Everyone's invited, no RSVP necessary! Hope to see you there!

Spring Schedule
Tuesday, March 11
Tuesday, April 8
Tuesday, May 13

Friday, February 15, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day! (a little late)

I tried to post this yesterday, but my computer locked up. The joys of technology!

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Hubby and I decided to stay at home and spend the day together. I cooked a special dinner for him, paired with a bottle of wine a friend brought to me from Germany. Dessert was, of course, chocolate - Molten Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Cream. Yum!

This is the Valentine card I made for him. I used my new Always stamp set for this (bought it because of the incredible bird image and haven't used that one at all yet!) and the Cerise Designer Series Paper that was retired from the last catalog. Too bad - I really like this Designer Paper. Ribbons used were 1/4" black and 5/6" red grosgrains and the card base was Very Vanilla cardstock. The scallop/heart layer was popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. The bottom edge was scalloped with a corner rounder and sponged with Real Red ink. When I got the card done, I just wasn't pleased with it, so I added the piercing on the scallops and underneath the phrase. Those little things really helped to finish the card!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Excellent Blog Nominations

Okay... here are my nominations for the Excellent Blog Award:

Twila - if she hasn't already been nominated, she should have been!
Cheri - a talented stamper!
Shelley - a fellow coffee lover!
Dianne - One of the first blogs on my favs!

Check out these talented ladies - you are sure to be inspired!


Wow! Thanks, Tracey, for nominating me for the Excellent Blog Award! I am honored! :-D
In return, I'll choose some blogs that I think are excellent for this award. Stay tuned....

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Happy Heart Day Class Projects

I promised that I'd post a picture of the projects we did last Saturday at my Happy Heart Day class. I have it on good authority (all the ladies at the class) that these were awesome projects and that anyone who didn't take the class really missed out on a fun afternoon! ;)

We made seven varied projects - 4 cards and three 3-D items.

  • A 3x3 card
  • A Pocket Note card
  • A 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card
  • A shadow box card
  • A Cupid Corn-filled cello bag & topper
  • A nugget tin filled with wrapped nuggets
  • A tube-shaped gift box

Bet you won't miss out on the next class! Stay tuned.... I'm planning an All-Occasion card class for Spring!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Oh my gosh! I am falling in love with Stampin' Up's new rub-ons! I only have one set - the beautiful Eastern Elegance rub-ons, but have more on their way to me. I can't wait til they get here. I can't wait to show you how fun they are! I have been waiting to post this for over a week now, but I can't wait any longer!

I got the idea for this project from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Deb Jacobs. Deb always has the neatest ideas! I took a wine glass and adhered "The Sweetest Thing" rub-on (from the Eastern Elegance rub-ons), tied a piece of red gingham ribbon and a couple of pieces of red grosgrain ribbon around the stem, and then filled the glass with chocolate valentine hearts. This is so simple but makes a stunning presentation, don't you think?

I've already showed it off to the ladies at last Saturday's Happy Heart Day class and now it's here for you to see, too. Speaking of class.... I will be posting the projects we did in the next couple of days. I really liked them and was happy to see that everyone in class did, too.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Sale-A-Bration is here!

Today's the day! Sale-A-Bration officials starts today! Here's how it works:

You get to choose a free SAB set for each $50 you spend (net, before tax & shipping). There's no limit to the amount of free sets you can earn!

You'll receive a free SAB set when you host a workshop with at least $300 in sales (net). This is in addition to the fantastic hostess benefits you earn. You'll earn a free SAB set for each $300 in sales.

If you sign up to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you' get any set (up to $47.95) from the Spring-Summer 2008 Collection free! PLUS - you'll receive the starter kit at a 20% savings! It can't get any better than that!

You can see the SAB brochure and the Spring-Summer Collection online, by following the links at the right side of the page. Many of you have received an SAB brochure from me through the mail, but if you didn't and would like a print copy, let me know and I'll get one out to you right away.

In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful SAB card, made by my friend and upline, Jociel. She used the Merci SAB set.