14 Days of Valentine’s Projects Day 2: Be Mine Chocolate Treat Holder

14daysofval Valentine's Treat Holder
Hi Everyone! It's day 2 and I love this little box for snack size wrapped chocolates! I think half of it is that the Snicker's bars say Be Mine and Valentine! The other half is it hardly uses any supplies to make the box ๐Ÿ˜‰

DSCN5828The box has a belly band around it and you slide out the candy. I think this would be a sweet treat to make for the office, teachers and a fun lunch box surprise!

Also  – please note how it uses most of the same supplies as yesterday's card! A handful of coordinated supplies can go a long ways ๐Ÿ™‚




Box – Blushing Bride Cardstock 2-1/4" x 4"  Score 1/2" on all (4) sides.
Belly Band: – Rose Red Cardstock 3" x 4" and Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack 2-3/4" x 4"

General Instructions:

Box: Along the 4" side - cut score line until it intersects with the other score line. Flip to other 4" side and repeat. You will make 4 cuts total. Crease fold lines with Bone Folder and fold up to make box bottom. Set aside.

Belly Band: Adhere Designer Paper to top of cardstock. Add Tear & Tape to back along the 3" side. Wrap around box and join sides. Do not adhere to box ๐Ÿ™‚ We want it to only wrap around so box slides out like a match box.

Stamp sentiment and punch out . Punch hole using the 1/8" handheld punch. Tie baker's twine and add to front with a Stampin' Dimensional.

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Blushing Bride Baker's Twine


Must Have Mondays – Memory Keeping

Memory KeepingHi Everyone! This week's Must Have Mondays is about Memory Keeping. If you are like me and so many others, preserving our memories is important. Pocket scrapbooking changed the game for me! It gives me permission NOT to embellish (but it's an option). But rather tuck in my photos, add a predesigned element, note the who, what, where and when and be free to go make more memories!



Some local stampers are coming over Thursday night to make this Hello December 2015 Memory Album. Whether to use or to give, we will be all set just to drop in our photos, do a little journaling and HAVE an EASY Solution to Memory Keeping!

Won't you join us? Anyone who orders a Project Life by Stampin' UP! Album (any size), a pocket page pack (any size) and a card collection (any collection) will get a FREE getting started with Memory Keeping Online Class that starts November 1st from me that includes which cards from the Hello December 2015 Card Collection I used where in the pocket pages. (My teammates, the Designer Paper Dolls will get FREE access as a perk!)

TIP! - One  Hello December Card Collection will make 2-3 albums! Now they all will be slightly different as far as the actual card inserts. But you get lots of cards in the collection. So it would be perfect to order 2 Albums and 2 pocket pages so you could GIVE ONE & KEEP ONE.

Personally, I am most comfortable with this size. I like projects that have a defined beginning and end. Like memory keeping for a season, holiday, life event like a wedding, school year, new baby, etc…

I also wanted to show you can papercraft the front and or back and or inside too! Above I used Home for Christmas Designer Paper and put a glitzy Red Glimmer Paper Box on the front. I also have the Hello December 2015 Accessory Pack on hand to use once my photos are inserted. I like to save that till last.

On my next personal order – I'm ordering supplies to make 4 more to pass out to family at Thanksgiving. That way they can insert photos and record memories all December!

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Must Have Mondays – Circle Punches & Apple Punch Art Tutorial


Apple Punch ArtHi Everyone! My home PC has gotten new life and I should be good-to-go again…yeah! I hate to admit it, but I struggled using hubby's new laptop. The left and right click areas blended in with the area to move the mouse around and I couldn't get it to react that way I needed. (giggle) why do they all have to be SO different? hahaha

Today's Must Have Mondays is circle punches. Which ones? all ๐Ÿ™‚ Purchase them over time until you have all sizes. Circle punches are great as you can use them to punch out images and sentiment and layer them unto your projects for interest. Also used in treat boxes to create holding space for K-Cups (project shown above and see the post on how to make here). They are also key shapes to punch art.

The 1-3/4" Circle Punch was used for both the apple punch art in this project. It's a great size to get started on a circle punch collection! My punch is the old style from Stampin' UP!

To make the Apple Punch Art - use the template below to make your apple shapes. Take the White Gel Pen to make a highlight.

Apple Punch Art Sections
 And here's a video tutorial!



And here's the items used to make this project:

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Dual K-Cup Holder Video Tutorial

DSCN5705Hi Everyone! I so excited – today is our teams Mini Retreat! Local Designer Paper Dolls will gather in person and Happy Mail will be going out to all other Dolls on Monday. This is one of the projects they will make – a dual K-Cup Holder decorated for fall. I found some apple cider k-cups at Walmart so PERFECT!

The beauty of this project is it takes MINIMAL items and actually – use up your scrap pieces!

The only tools you need are the 1-3/4" Circle Punch and a scoring tool like Simple Scored or the scoring blade use on the Stampin' Trimmer.

Here's a video tutorial on how to make the holder. Tomorrow's post will show the punch art apple.


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Card Holder for an Into the Woods Inspired Card Set

Into the Wood Acorny Thank YouHi Everyone! This was my recent card class. OMGoodness..the card set and box are so easy to make! I love this card box holder. It's one I dusted off from my template archives from way back in the day.

It features the Designer Paper from the Holiday Catalog Into the Woods. Love the bright colors..can you tell? haha I love this paper with Acorny Thank You set with Acorn Builder Punch. So me and so fall!


Look for a downloadable document soon and

Here's my Video Tutorial on how to make the box:


Card Holder Box


Cardstock: 6 x 10.25, scored at 4-1/2  and 5-5/8
Front layering:
4-1/4 x 5-3/4 Cardstock 
4 x 5-1/2 Designer Paper

Inside Pocket:

Cardstock 4 x 11, scored at  2-1/4, 3-1/4,  7-3/4 and 8-3/4.  Turn and score
the long side at 1".

Pocket layering:
4-1/4 x 2-3/4 Cardstock 
4 x 2-1/2 Designer Paper

Bellyband option:
2-1/2" x 12 Cardstock
2-1/4 x 12 Designer Paper

Tip! Above belly band for large pattern DP. If DP has tight pattern – you
can change dimensions to 2×12 & 1-3/4 x 12

Check back tomorrow for how to make the cards included in this set!

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Howl-o-Ween Sneak Peek Holiday Catalog Item

Howl-o-Ween Treat BoxHi Everyone! Here's a project that will be seen on my 12 Weeks of Autumn! The Wood Mount case project will be the first project in September when the new Holiday Catalog starts ๐Ÿ™‚ The 12 Weeks of Autumn starts next week and my Newsletter Subscribers will see the rest of the projects first!

DSCN5501I'll save the instructions for my newsletter peeps. ๐Ÿ™‚ Along with a Christmas version JUST FOR THEM..don't miss out!

This little gift is a PERFECT teacher or co-worker Halloween gift or thank you! It's shown with last year's Bath & Body Halloween bottles that were left overs from my stash. Great for a non-candy alternative. But you can easily fill with goodies too!

The upcoming BUNDLE is the Howl-o Ween Treat with Boo To You Framelits Dies..cute!

And if you look closely, you will see another sneak peek..the makings of a Witch's Hat – it's a new kit!

Here's the items that are available now ๐Ÿ™‚

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