I was so honored and excited to be asked to write a guest post for Splitcoast Stampers. I designed and created a project I’ve been thinking about for a while. It is a mani/pedi gift box. It’s a fun gift for teachers, teenagers, moms, daughters….pretty much any lady in your life. If you want to make this box for a man, or someone that isn’t in to doing their own nails, you could fill the box with mini note cards or candy or a variety of other things.
Check out the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers here and please let me know if you make this project! I’d love to see what you come up with!
Last weekend I got to go to a local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Christmas party. We heard some tips from some successful demonstrators, made a couple of projects, then played dirty Santa. We each made a handmade gift that we would be proud to give to our best friend, wrapped it up, and brought it to the party ready to exchange (and ooooo and ahh over). If you are a demonstrator near OKC and want to come to our next get-together, let me know!
There were so many cute gifts. I made a poinsettia wreath. I started with a 12″ chipboard wreath base from the craft store, then looped a roll of deco mesh over the base. I tied the deco mesh on with pipe cleaners. Next I made several paper poinsettias I made based on this tutorial I found on YouTube. I attached pipe cleaners to each paper poinsettia and attached them to the wreath with the pipe cleaners. It went together fairly quickly once I figured out what I was going to do. Let me know if you have any questions!
This is a finger nail file holder I made to sell at my craft fair. I think it would be a great stocking stuffer for Christmas! I sold out of them at my craft fair and will definitely be making more for my family and friends.
The original idea came from something I saw on pinterest by Kersten Kreis, and her blog post can be found here: http://scraparound.de/6519/inspiration-art-bloghop-ausgefuchst/
Here are a couple of other colors and designs I made.
The idea of a candy heart box for a Valentine’s Day project has been swimming around in my brain for a while. When I got this month’s My Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail, I knew exactly what I would attempt to make with it!
There are a ton of paper hearts in this kit, and they are the perfect size for a candy box. After some experimenting, I found a way to make, what I think, is a super cute version of the traditional candy heart box. Below is a video tutorial for how to make this box.
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If you subscribe now, your first kit will ship next month. That means you won’t get this valentine’s kit. However, when you subscribe, you will have the opportunity to purchase past kits, so it’s very possible you can still order the January 2016 kit if they are still available. At the time of this blog post, the January kits are still available as “past kits” to purchase.
Candy Heart Box Supplies and Measurements:
January 2016 My Paper Pumpkin kit
4 strips of card stock measuring 8 x 2
– Score each strip of card stock at 1/2″ on one long side, and 1/2″ on one short side
Glue dots, snail, tear-n-tape, paper snips
Mini cupcake liners
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did creating it! Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions about it. Thanks for looking!
Start with a 12 x 1-1/2 piece of DSP. With the 12″ side at the top of your scoring tool, make a small mark at 4-3/8. Score at 8 and 8-1/8. Turn the paper so that the small side is at the top of your scoring tool and score at 3/8 and 1-1/8. Assemble box, then adhere to a 8-1/4×1 piece of black card stock for stability and extra decoration.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Halloween series. Check back soon for my Christmas video series!
Basic Black Cardstock – 10-1/2 x 7
– With longer side at top, score at 1/2, 1-1/2, 2-1/2, 3-1/2, 4-1/2 and 7-1/2
– Turn so shorter side is at top and score at 1 and 6
Vellum is 3×1-3/4
White watercolor paper is 2-3/4 x 4-3/4
Here is the second project in my 2015 Freaky Friday Halloween Series. It is a project that goes together easily with few supplies and little waste. It can hold quite a bit of candy and makes a great gift for coworkers, teachers or classmates.
It is time for the first of my 2015 “Freaky Friday” Halloween series. This is a self-closing box that is all gussied up for Halloween treat-giving. I’ve started to see these types of boxes popping up on Pinterest and other photo galleries. They are great because they can easily be opened and closed without tearing up the box. Here is the video tutorial:
These are really quick and easy little photo holders that I came up with. I’ve been looking for a cute photo holder to buy without much luck, and paper flowers seem to be all the rage right now, so I thought I would try to make my own cute photo holder. You can also use these to hold and display cards or other paper craft projects. I hope you enjoy the video tutorial! Thanks for looking!
Supplies: Fancy Flower punch, 5-petal flower punch, flower designer brad, Rose Red cardstock (one piece big enough to punch a 5-petal flower, plus a piece measuring 4″ x 1″ and another piece measuring 2 1/2″ x 1/2″), Tempting Turquoise cardstock (one piece big enough to punch a 5-petal flower), Island Oasis DSP (one piece big enough to punch a Fancy Flower), Paper Clip, Mini Flower Pot, pebbles or marbles, wooden skewer, glue dots, sticky strip, dimensionals.