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Magical Day and the Lots to Love Box

Don't you love when you find something that just perfectly coordinates with your stamps?  


I almost squealed out loud when I saw this  package of gum at the checkout at Target.  So cute, right?  I couldn't wait to get home so I could make this sample!  I pulled out my Lots to Love Box framelit dies and the Magical Day bundle and got to work.    

1..Cut out 2 of the Lots to Love Box framelit.

2.  Measure the gum packet from the bottom to where you want the circle to begin (7/8").  Use the #5 circle (#1 being the smallest) Layering Circle framelits and position it at 3/4" from the bottom edge of the box.  Why the difference?  There is about a 1/8" rim from the edge of the framelit to the actual cutting edge of the framelit.  Cut out the circle.  Assemble the box.  Insert the gum packet.  You may need to adjust it slightly to fit and have the unicorn show through the window.

3.  Stamp the unicorn from the Magical Day stamp set.  Color using Stampin' Write markers.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist.  I used a Q-tip to add a little Pink Pirouette cheek blush to mimic the unicorn on the gum.  Cut out the unicorn using the Magical Mates Framelits dies.  

4.  Wrap the 3/8" Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon around the box and tie a bow.  Attach the unicorn using Dimensionals.  

5.  Use a Black Stampin' Write marker and color in the sentiment only on the stamp from the A Good Day stamp set and  punch out using a 1" circle punch.  Punch out a Lemon Lime Twist 1-1/8" Scallop Circle.   Layer the punches and attach to the box using a Stampin' Dimensional.



I am entering this project in the What Will You Stamp challenge#156 Magical Day.  I would encourage you to check out the challenge!   The Lots to Love Box frameltis are the best!.  So many fun ways to use them, kind of like the little black dress of framelits.  

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Lovely Words, Seasonal Layers and Birds and Blooms

Today's card was created as a make and take for an online meeting I had with my team.  It was made using only thinlits and framelits.  I sent out all the die cut pieces and card stock so they could complete the card with me.  


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Are you wondering where I used the VersaMark, Clear embossing powder, and Dazzling Diamonds glitter?  I used it to make the Powder Pink flowers a little glittery.  I mixed the Dazzling Diamonds glitter and embossing powder together to create a mix I call Glittery Goodness.  The ratio is one part embossing powder to one part glitter.


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Flourish Thinlits in Blushing Bride

Just a quick post to share another variation of the card I posted here.  I used basically the same layout in a different color scheme.

Flourish Thinlits, #stampin' up


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Flourish Thinlits #stampinup

This is a quick and easy card.  The hardest part is figuring out what sentiment to use!

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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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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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Feel Goods and the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits

I was without internet this morning and have been on the go all day.  My fitbit says I have gone 18,815 steps so far today.  I am finally getting the chance to sit down and work on my blog post for the day (19 days in a row and counting!).  This is going to be a quick post  since we are leaving for dinner in just a few minutes.  

Feel Goods frame

This card is similar to this one that I posted earlier.  This time I used the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits to make the frame.  

Feel Good open


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I can see a lot of uses for this frame.  I love how it shows off the sentiment.  Another quick and easy card for you.  Hopefully, I won't have any internet difficulties tomorrow and I will be able to post earlier in the day.  

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Back to Black Petite Purse and More

This week's Weekly Deal features the Petite Purse die.  When I saw this die on the deal it reminded me that I have not played with it in quite a while.   The die makes a super cute little purse,  it is VERY easy to put together, and it only takes 1/2 sheet of card stock.   Yes, super easy and cute what more could you ask for?  

Back to Black Petite Purse Die

Wouldn't this make a great favor?  I would love to see a whole line up of little purses filled with a little treat.   Perfect for a luncheon, meetings or anytime you want to give a little something to someone.

Back to Black petite pursed die side

Here's another sweet little purse idea for you.  Again, super easy and fun!

Hello Kitty Petite Purse die

Isn't she sweet?   Her bow is made of 2 hearts and a circle from the Owl Builder punch,  her eyes are  a 1/4" circle hole punch, and her nose is the cherry minus the stem from the cupcake builder punch.  Wouldn't she be a great favor for a little or big girl party?

I am getting ready for the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop scheduled to go live at midnight!  Have a great day and check back for the blog hop and more fun stamping ideas!


A Quick Hi!

 This is going to be a quick blog post!  It is a beautiful bright sunny day, one of those days that makes you remember why you live here and put up with all the rain.  I'm itching to go out and enjoy the sunshine BUT  before I do  I promised myself I would get at least half of my taxes done.  I know that was a crazy promise to make!  Note to self, check the weather report next time I plan an indoor activty. So, I am really just stopping by to say "Hi", just like my card!


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If you are interested in any of the products I used to create my card, just click on the image and it will take you to the item in my online store and you can get more information.