Thursday, March 28, 2013

Monochromatic Bunnies!

OK. I think these will be my last Easter Mini Milk Cartons for the year. LOL. 
They are so addicting and so versatile!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Florets

Stamp set - Fabulous Florets
Ink - Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade
DSP - Sunshine and Sprinkes
Ribbon - Melon Mambo

Easter Bunnies!

Single Stamp - Ears to You, Everybunny
DSP - Birds of a Feather
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ribbon - Island Indigo

More Mini Milk Cartons..

Yes. I think I have an addition to these cute little guys. They are so fun and so versatile! I just received the stamp set 'Oh, Whale' and had this wonderful brain wave that the 'wave' stamp would make awesome shingles for my little roof. I am sure I am not the first one to come up with it but I was quite chuffed with I used the mitten punch to make the flowers trimming off one petal off to make them a little smaller. Now they just need candy!

Oh, Whale! Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item # 129132

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Card for Sandy

For my friend who loves purple. Actualy I have a lot of friends that like purple but this one is for Sandy. The flower is made using the mitten and the bird punch.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Introducing ....Photopolymer Stamps!

What makes them so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 
  • We could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.
They are clearly a great choice.
132956Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set
Recommend clear blocks A, B, G, F, and I. Purchase separately.
Includes 57 pieces. (Don't faint! This is a good overwhelming feeling.)
The Fine Print
  • Photopolymer stamps will be offered on a trial basis. Based on popularity, we hope to release more photopolymer stamp sets over the coming months. At this time we don't plan on offering a line of photopolymer sets as expansive as our wood-mount and clear-mount lines.
  • Available on all order types beginning March 1, 2013. 
  • Not available in wood-mount or clear-mount.  
  • All photopolymer will be packaged in cello bag w/insert, but don't forget you can store them in our clear cases.

March offer from Me!

You guys said you like giveaways right?!
Well. For the Month of March, if you place a Stampin' Up Order with me with a minimum purchase of $30 I will send you this handcrafted goodie. Made by me of course. And don't forget Sale-a-bration is going on for another 10 days. You get free SU product for every $50 you spend too. Double the freebies!

You can view Stampin' Up!s catologs HERE

Friday, March 8, 2013

Post it Note Easel

Happy Bee Day!

I am a complete slacker!

Oh my goodness. You are all probably thinking I have stopped creating. So not true! I have just failed miserably in my posting. So, I plan to post a lot of stuff to try catch up some ground. Some posts may look unfinished temporarily as I start loading and editing. Sorry about the absence!

Smarty Pants!

more info to come

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Easter Mini Milk Carton Tutorial

These adorable little cartons are made by using the Stampin' Up! Milk Carton Die. I also used the stamp set 'Spring Sampler'. It's a little hard to see from the photo but I also stamped a bunny in the back of the box so you can see him when all the candy is gone.

The base of the milk carton is made using Stampin' Ups Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die for the Big Shot. Item 117310. $32.95.
Other tools and products you will need:
Stamp set: Spring Sampler  Clear Mount $27.95 #125512 or Wood Mount $38.95 #125510

Coloured card stock, Whisper White card stock, 1" circle punch $12.95  #119868, markers or ink pads, ribbon, clear window sheet, paper piercer, bakers twine, library clip, adhesive, dimenstionals. strong hole cutter. eg Cropadile. Sticky note.


Cut out card stock with die and Big Shot. Pre-fold creases. Now you can either guess-timate the placement of the circle punch or if you prefer my method, I like to punch the circle from a Post-it-Note making sure you get some of the sticky part in the circle. So the post it note doesn't get stuck on my punch I stick 2 post it note pages back to back and then punch. Now position your circle.

Using your punch upside down, line up the punch with your post it note guide and punch.

Now if you match up the opposite side of the box (the end with the tab) you will see that some of the card stock will show through your circle when closed. Use a pencil  to outline the overlapping part.

Turn your punch upside down again, using your pencil line as a guide and punch out the selected portion.

Use your paper piercer and mat to punch holes around the circle.

Use markers or ink pads to colour eggs. Stamp on Whisper White card stock and cut out. Cut a small strip of green card stock to fit front of carton and cut fringe for grass. Adhere to box.
Cut a piece of clear window sheet to fit. Adhere to inside of box.

Use strong tape adhesive to tab. Sticky Strip would also be good to use. Adhere box ends together to form box.

Use a library clip to clamp top edge of box and use your Cropadile or strong hole punch to make 2 small holes. Make sure its the side that ISN'T the spout.

Threading your ribbon. Thread both ends of the ribbon from front to back as shown. Thread the bakers twine in the loop so you don't have to try to thread it through once you finish your bow.

From the back of the box, take one end of ribbon and thread it through the opposite hole and pull tight.

Do this again with the other end.

Turn to the front and it should look like this.

Stamp your Spring image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, punch out with circle punch. Punch hole at the top of the circle. Add Stampin' Dimensional to back of the circle and adhere to the top of the box. Tie the circle tag to the ribbon.

Fill with candy and close with library clip!


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