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I absolutely love the Work of Art stamp set and I think it’s perfect when used to create a gift for a gift.  Did that make sense?  Often a handmade card is a gift in itself, but this gift bag was made for the purpose of giving a gift.  It’s become a 2 for 1 gift.

Fiber Lash Bag


  • Measure twice and cut once.  It’s a carpenter’s saying, but it holds true to anyone who cuts anything.  The popular size to this cute little purse is 4″ x 4″, but it can be made to any size.  Measure the length, width, and depth and then just double it for each side.  The original video to the purse can be seen here, but remember you don’t have to use just one sheet of paper to make one.  You can’t see the seams and as long as you measure twice and cut once…it’ll come out perfect!
  • Make A Layer with the Note Tag Punch.  First punch out two pieces of the Note Tag Punch and adhere them both together to the desired size.  It coordinates perfect with the oval punch.  Try it next time you use the Work of Art stamp set.

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Pals Blog Hop: Our Favorites

Blog Hop Dec 2014

Welcome to the last Pals Blog Hop of 2014. This month we want to help you start your holiday wish list by sharing projects featuring our favorite Stampin’ Up! papers, stamps, tools and accessories. Get your wish list ready as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the project.


My all time favorite paper is the Under The Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper. Why? Because it’s thick enough to make perfect boxes, yet thin enough to keep its fold!


The box stays sturdy and you don’t have to worry about it falling apart easily. I didn’t bother with decorating it either because it’s already nicely printed.


To make this gift a special treat, I added three vanilla scented tea lights that are sure to make a lovely office gift. Do you give your office-mates, bingo buddies, bunko circle, or stampin’ friends little gifts like this?

The next stop is Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb… on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you in 2015.

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A Merry Box


Every year I make Christmas gifts for my co-workers and this year I’m more excited than the previous years. Why? Because this is the box the gifts will be put in. I can’t tell you what the gift is, but it’s going to be something crafty… duh. =)

Christmas Gift Box

I fell in love with this oh so cute ‘take-out’ box that assembles without any adhesive.  They are extremely sturdy and all it needs to wrap it up is some of the Festive Designer wrapping paper or any other wrapping paper of your choice. It’s not a square box either… it has a slight slant to it. Check out the two pictures below for a better view of the box.

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christmas gift card

Don’t have the Holiday catalog? Then you’ll have to wait until August 28th to look at all the COOL products or you can get yours now by sending me an email to (please include your name and mailing address).

Card in a Box with PDF

Card in a Box

I made this box card or card in a box (I don’t know what it’s being called now-a-days) a while ago.  Since then I’ve made so many I’ve become a pro at it. I consider myself a pro after making only three of them… LOL.

Although I’m having a workshop next month (to be announced later) I’ve made a Poor-man’s PDF here for you visual folks.  If I’ve made a mistake feel free in email me and may or may not fix it… LOL…. you get my drift. =)

Card in a Box

I even typed out the instructions below and made a Poor-man’s Card in a Box PDF.  Don’t tell me if it’s not helpful…LOL… just kidding. =)

Step One:

  1. Start off with an 8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ sheet of cardstock with any color your heart desires
  2. On the 8-1/2″ side score at 2″, 4″, 6″, and 8″
  3. Turn it around to the 5-1/2″ side and score at 2-1/2″
  4. Cut three of the score lines and bend three flaps to make them droop downward (as shown in picture)
  5. Leave one side unfolded
  6. Set aside

Step Two:

  1. Cut two 1/2″ X 3″ strips from the same cardstock used to make box
  2. On the 3″ side score at 1/2″ and 2-1/2″

Step Three:

Decorate your box with decorate paper such as designer series paper with the designs your heart desires (as shown in the picture)

Step Four:

  1. Adhere the 1/2″ tab on the box on the inside and cut
  2. Adhere the two 1/2″ X 3″ strips toward the top of the box; this is where you will glue the embellishments as shown in the picture

Step Five:

  1. Put in an envelope and give to whom ever your heart desires =)

Card in a Box

Just to show you that there are NO mistakes in crafting.  Take a look at the picture below… see anything not quite right?  Yes, ladies & germs, I stamped the underside of the flap because this was my very first card in a box.  But it came out perfect!  My heart desired receiver loved it!  As it’s removed from the envelope imagine the sweet birthday wishes they received with a big ole‘ smile on their face.

Card in a Box

Now go on and make one for anyone your heart desires. LOL

Pick one or the other :  Only between May 28-June 30 you can take advantage of Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Get $125 in product for $99 ($125 product value).  Or get $55 in product for $50.

My Recommendation:  Get your product for the discount with free shipping.  Then receive 30% off your new catalog wish list by ordering it within the first 45 days.  Either way, only you benefit from this deal.

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A Sweet Surprise from My #1 Fan… Lynn G.


Nothing in the world is much sweeter than making new friends, especially when those friends have the most wonderful hobby in common… crafting!

These projects were sent to me by my #1 fan… Lynn Gautheir.  She says I inspire her… but truly SHE INSPIRES ME.  Lynn and I became friends after she won some blog candy.  We write each other often and I love her to pieces.

She is living proof that a hobby, especially paper crafting (LoL… I’m biased) is a form of therapy that helps us to become happier and even healthier.

In an article by By Julie Schimmelpfennig, GateHouse News Service she wrote…

“The socialization and bonding from activities, such as clubs, travel groups, attending classes, etc., have opened participants’ worlds to connections, and studies show it leads to longer life and better health,”-Dr. Joy Miller.  Read more here.

The first project is a container that holds beverage packets and she filled it up with various flavors… I LOVE IT!  The one above is a box that holds more beverage powder.  She affixed velcro to it to keep it from opening and made the most adorable belly band.

The last project is another cute as a button tea bag holder.  OHH EMM GEE!  It’s so adorable I don’t want to open it, but I did just to show you the inside of it (below).  The pictures really do not give these project any justice.  They are absolutely stunning.

Within the package Lynn wrote me a very touching letter that I read through blurry eyes (remember my allergies) LoL.  You are my forever friend Lynn and I am so grateful for your friendship.

Lynn does not have a blog, but it would be so sweet of you to leave her comments about her wonderful projects.  She has arthritis and suffers from dizzy spells, yet she keeps up with her hobby, which brings her much joy.  She is living proof that a hobby can make you happier and feel so much better.

Lynn writes, “I’m so glad that I found your site as it has inspired me to get back into working with paper, inks, punch’s, etc.  It sure helps me cope with losing my mom.  So… I can’t thank you enough…”

Lynn, you INSPIRE me! =)

Box Project for Special Co-worker

I have a special co-worker who has worked her little behind off on our Christmas Party at work.  She set up fund raising, scheduled meetings, and made sure we had a party planner.  I am so proud of her because she did it all and then some.  She is an example for others to follow.  Thank you Melanie.

3×3 Thank You Notes Inside Box

Paper: DSP Cheerful Treats (Hostess 122381); Pretty in Pink (100459); Old Olive (100702)

Ink: Basic Black (121045);

Tools: Window Word Punch (119857)

Give it a Wow:  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Basic Pearls (119247)