Flower Pot Photo Holder Tutorial Video

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.

Business Card Holder

Business Card Holder

Open Business Card Holder

This is a little business card holder I designed. I made 2 different sizes. The one in the video is 1/4″ thick and can hold 12 or 13 business cards. The other one I designed is 1/2″ thick and will hold about 25 business cards. The video for the smaller one is below, and measurements for both are under the video. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks for looking!

For the small box that I made in the video, you will need a piece of cardstock that measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/16″. You will need to score it on the 6 1/2″ side at 2″, 2 1/4″, 4 1/4″, and 4 1/2″. You will need to score it on the 4 1/16″ side at 1/4″ on both ends. The designer series paper measures 3 1/2″ x 1 7/8″.

For the larger box (that is 1/2″ thick), you will need a piece of cardstock that measures 7″ x 4 9/16″. You will need to score it on the 7″ side at 2″, 2 1/2″, 4 1/2″, and 5″. You will need to score it on the 4 9/16″ side at 1/2″ on both ends. The designer series paper measures 3 1/2″ x 1 7/8″.

Santa, Santa, and more Santas

I made these treats for my coworkers for Christmas. I got the idea from my up-line at last month’s stamp club. I thought they were pretty cute and everyone seemed to love them.



I used the following punches:

  • Full Heart – Hat
  • 3/4″ Circle – Ball on Hat, Red Part of Mouth
  • Modern Label – Hair and Brim of Hat
  • 1 3/4″ Circle – Head
  • 1/4″ Circle – Eyes and Nose
  • Scallop Circle – Beard
  • Slit – Hole for Mouth

I just cut the rectangle and squares out for his belt. I also used a sponge dauber to add some “pretty-in-pink” ink to his face to make his cheeks all rosy. I used a white gel pen to add a little sparkle to his eyes. The box is made using the matchbox big shot die.

Thanks for looking!

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November Stamp Club Projects

These are the projects we made yesterday at the stamp club I am a part of.


The little ornaments are made using the scallop circle punch. You punch out 6 scallops then fold them in half. You glue them together until you have a circle shape. We used gold elastic cord to create the loop used to hang the ornament.

The Santa is on top of a matchbox made with the matchbox big shot die. I wasn’t sure about this die at first, but now that I have used it, I love it. I ordered it and plan to make all sorts of little gifts with it for my coworkers. The Santa is made using the following punches: circle punch (I think it was the 1 3/4″) – face, 3/4″ circle – ball on hat, heart punch – hat, scallop circle – beard, modern label – brim of hat and hair, slit punch – mouth, standard office hole punch – eyes and nose. We just cut the pieces for the belt.

The gift bag is made from a standard brown paper lunch sack. We covered the front and the back with chocolate chip cardstock. We used the Petals-A-plenty impressions folder on the green piece of cardstock. This impressions folder is awesome. It gives such a deep impression. This folder will be useful even after Christmas is over. My upline said that she tried this folder on a piece of pink cardstock and it looked really spring-y. The stamp set we used is called “Patterned Pines” and is a level 1 hostess reward in the current holiday mini catalog.

Thanks for looking!

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PDF Tutorial for Kleenex/Tissue Holder

I have had a few requests for a written tutorial for my Kleenex/Tissue holder, so here it is!

Please allow a few seconds for it to download. It has quite a few pictures, so the file size is a little large.

Click here to download the PDF Tutorial

*NOTE* – Sandra made a SCAL template based off of my kleenex holder. If you have a Cricut and the SCAL software, you can download the template from her blog post here: http://diebastelsandra.blogspot.com/2009/11/taschentuchbox.html. I think her version of this box is so cute!

Get Well Soon Kleenex Holder Swap

We were supposed to make a “get well soon” project for this month’s stamp club swap. I have seen several of these mini Kleenex/tissue holders around and decided that they would be perfect for this swap. I couldn’t find a tutorial that was exactly what I had imagined, so I made up my own box. I will be posting a tutorial on how I made it soon!

Kleenex Holders
Kleenex Holders

Blurry Closeup of Kleenex Holder
Blurry Closeup of Kleenex Holder

Paper: Whisper White Cardstock, Various InColor Cardstock, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Markers: Various InColors
Accessories: Snail, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Punches: Small Oval, Wide Oval, Scallop Oval
Tools: Paper Cutter, Bone Folder
Other: Mini Kleenex Tissues

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Halloween Treat Holder Swap

This is the swap I made for my September stamp club meeting. They hold a mini kit kat or hershey’s bar. These were pretty easy to make and I think they turned out pretty cute! These would make good treats for co-workers.

Halloween Treat
Halloween Treat

Inside of Halloween Treat
Inside of Halloween Treat

Paper: Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Black Cardstock
Ink and Markers: Staz on Black ink, Summer Sun marker, Pumpkin Pie marker
Stamp Set: Twick or Tweet
Accessories: Black Ribbon, Snail, Sticky Strip, Velcro
Punches: Modern Label, Scallop Circle, 1-1/4 Circle, 1-3/9 Punch
Tools: Paper Cutter, Bone Folder
Other: Kit Kat Bars

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