More with the Baker's Box

Need to make a quick sweet treat for Valentine's  day?  Look no further than the Baker's Box thinlits die.

Baker's Box Valentines

Yes, those are chocolate lips in the box!  This is similar to the box I shared a few days ago.  This time I used one of the dies that come with the Baker's Box die set to create the window.   This box also has a hanging note.

Baker's Box Valentines back

If you missed seeing how I created the note holder, you can check it out here.  This hanger is just a little different.  I cut the opening directly on the box and pasted the red opening piece over the hole on the box.

Baker's Box Valentine's note card

My very clever team member, Laurie saw this and thought it would also make a cute bank.  Isn't that a great idea?   If you need any supplies to make your own fun Baker's Box, just click on any of the links below.  Thank you!


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Remarkable You Sympathy Card

These are the hardest cards to make but I think they may be some of the most appreciated cards.  

Remarkable You


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Rose Red 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon
Rose Red 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon

Remarkable You side


Best Thoughts and the TSOT #256 Challenge

When I saw the sketch for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch #256 I knew exactly what I wanted to do.    I just needed to find the right stamp set to use.  I think I found the perfect one, Best Thoughts, which is a hostess set in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.

Here is the sketch.

Jan28 TSOT #256 due 1:28

Here's what I made.  

Best Thoughts TSOT #256

Yes, it is another rolling penny card very similar in design to this card.   The main difference is that this is a square card and I used circle # 7 and 9 (1 being the smallest circle in the Circles Collection framelits).  Here's a tutorial on how to make a rolling penny card.

I embossed the images in white embossing powder and colored using an Aqua Painter and re-inkers.   The hardest part was trying to find just the right butterfly.    

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 I hope you join in the challenge!  If you do, please let me know and I will be sure to check out your creation.  Thanks for stopping by!


Baker's Box and a Hanging Note Card

You know I enjoy participating in challenges and when I saw the Stampin' Royalty Challenge #314 I knew I had to play along.  

Stampin' Royalty SR #314

Their inspiration photo is amazing, it makes me so happy.  

What to make with this awesome photo inspiration?  So many possibilities!  I decided to make a box since it has been a while since I have shared a packaging idea.  

Baker's Box Flower

I used the flower from the Crazy About You stamp set and stamped it in Real Red ink on Real Red card stock.  The flower is punched out using the Flower Medallion punch.  I did do some fussy cutting to make the smaller flowers, fortunately the stamp has easy to follow lines to help me cut.  

Baker's Box flower close

After I made the box I started thinking about adding a note card or tag.  I wanted it to be attached to the box and this is what I came up with.  I am pretty excited about this.

Baker's Box back

Do you want to know how I made this?  Hopefully you said yes cause I am going to show you!

Baker's Box note holder

This little die is part of the Baker's Box thinlits.  You can use it to cut out handles to the top of the Baker's Box.  It can also be used to hang a little note card.   I cannot decide which is easier to cut the die first and then cut it to the right size (3/8" x 2") or cut the card stock first(as shown in the picture).  

Baker's Box note holder 2

This is what you will end up with.  Apply some glue to the top portion and the sides but not along the bottom. 

Baker's Box side back

You slip your little note card through the slit and the bottom of the hanger.  The little note card measures 1-1/2" x 3" .  The "thanks" is also from the Crazy About You stamp set.  Pretty cool huh?

Baker's Box Back note card

Here's the list of the supplies I used.  If you would like to order anything just click on the picture and you will be taken to my online store.  Thanks!


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Try Stampin' on Tuesday (TSOT) Challenge # 255

It is not my turn to design for the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #255 but I couldn't resist getting in on the fun.  Here's Sketch Challenge #255.

TSOT #255

I will admit I did not follow the sketch very closely but I think you can still see the basic sketch in my card.

TSOT 255


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Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*

I also tried it using  So Saffron for the butterflies.  

TSOT 255 So Saffron

I still cannot decide which one I like best.  What do you think? I hope you decide to join in the challenge!  The Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge runs for 2 weeks so you have until February 9th to play along.

Another Birthday Blooms

I am moved back in to my little stamp room.  It was time to clean the carpet and you know it needed cleaning.   I should just rip out the carpet and replace it with something that is more suitable for crafting but until then regular cleaning is the best I can do.  I also now know what is slower than watching paint dry...waiting and watching  carpet dry!

Here's another  card using the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  It is hard to believe that I was not going to order this set.  I had the usual debate in my head, about how many flower stamps do I really need?  Well, I now know that I made the right choice.  I love this set and have enjoyed coloring the flowers so much , so the answer is yes, you need another flower set!  An added bonus is the sentiments.  Love the mix of the two fonts.  

Birthday Blooms Love Blossoms DSP front


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Birthday Blooms Love Blossoms DSP

I realize I forgot to list that I also used the Squares Collection framelits.  I used the scalloped square to cut the sweet little scalloped border.  

I still have more to do to get my little room back together.  Thanks for stopping by!

Another In Color Paper Envelope Paper Idea

I meant to share this while the In Color Envelope Paper was on the Weekly Deal but I guess it is even better to share it now that you have it in your craft supplies.

What I Love in Mint Macaron

 The Envelope Paper is lightweight and adds a lot without much bulk.  The stamp set is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog called, What I Love.  It is a pretty 2-3 step stamp set.  I like that you don't need to be perfect to make it look good.  

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I need to finish my prep for events this weekend. The list is long and I really need to learn not to procrastinate.  Before I sign off here are the Weekly Deals for January 19-January 25.  These are available while supplies last so hurry and get yours!


Birthday Blooms TSOT #254

It is time for another Try Stampin' On Tuesday Sketch Challenge,  number 254 to be exact.  

TSOT #254

The optional theme is Simple Elegance.

I love this sketch, so many possibilities!  The 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog has so many stamps that would work  well for this sketch.  I chose to use Birthday Blooms.  

Birthday Blooms TSOT #254

I flipped where the sentiment and  image went from the original sketch.  

Birthday Blooms TSOT #254 close

I embossed the image in white embossing powder and colored with an Aqua Painter and ink refills.   You have probably noticed that this is my favorite coloring method.  

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Birthday Blooms TSOT #254 side

I hope you join in the Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge #254! 

Endless Thanks and the WWYS Challenge #46

When I saw the What Will You Stamp Challenge was to use the Endless Thanks stamp set I knew I had to play along.  I purchased this set a few months ago and well you know the sad tale I am going tell...I never inked it up!  

Wwys_46_Endless Thanks

This is a cute set with a great font and lots of great words. 

Endless Thanks Watermelon Wonder

I am happy to tell you that this set has been inked!  Yay!  I cut the outer envelope using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die.  Before I closed up the bag I cut out a circle in the from of the bag using the  Circle Collection framelits.  I thought a little peek a boo window would be fun and add a little interest.

Endless Thanks 2 Watermelon Wonder

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In the Weekly Deal the In Color Envelope paper I used in on special and is just $4.50!  This is a great light weight paper perfect for envelopes and also for card making.  Since it is thinner than card stock it is fantastic for layering without adding too much bulk.  The Weekly Deal is over on Monday or while supplies last so hurry and place your order or you might miss out.

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Sky is the Limit Round the World card

Here's a quick tutorial I made to help you make your own Sky's the Limit Round the World card. Sky is the Limit


Stamps: Sky’s the Limit and Going Global

Ink: Island Indigo

Paper: Island Indigo (4-1/4” x 11” scored at 5-1/2”), Soft Sky (4” x 5-1/4”) and Whisper White (4” x 5-1/4” and 2” x 3”)

Big Shot: World Traveler folder and Circles Collection  Framelits

Adhesive: SnaiAdhesive, Stampin’Dimensional

Misc: 2 pennies

  1. Using circle die  #7(SU! Circles Collection with 1 being the smallest) cut a circle as pictured above out of the Soft Sky card stock. Set aside the Soft Sky circle you just cut(you will use this piece in step 2).  Stamp “the Sky is the Limit” in Island Indigo ink.  Using the World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing folder emboss the Soft Sky card stock.
  2. Stamp the world image in Island Indigo ink on the cut out Soft Sky circle.  Using circle die #5 (SU! Circles Collection with 1 being the smallest) cut out the world image.
  3. Attach the larger Soft Sky piece to the Island Indigo card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Do not place any dimensionals within a 1/4” of the circles edge.  Place dimensionals in the center of the stamped world image and attach it as shown above.  Again it is important that you leave a dimensional free 1/4” border.
  4. Stamp the plane on the 2” x 3” piece of Whisper White cs and cut out.
  5. Place a dimensional between the 2 pennies. Attach the plane to the top of one of the pennies with a dimensional.
  6. Slide the bottom penny between the track that is formed between the world and the larger Soft Sky piece.

Sky's the Limit detail

If your plane doesn't fly check to see if your dimesionals are too close to the track.  Also, the more you make the plane fly the better and smoother it moves.


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If you need any supplies to make your card please click on any of the images above and it will take you to my online store.  Thank you and I hope you enjoy making your own card!