Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Holiday Planners - Altered DVD Tins

Hi there!
I was cleaning out my scrap room the other day and came across a ton of "pretties" that I forgot that I had. I got these DVD Tins from a group buy on Splitcoast about 2 years ago. They came with the tin and the Legal Pad cut to fit...don't remember what I paid for them. Found some empty tins HERE, but not sure if that is a good price or not....but I found them by searching for Blank DVD Tins - got a ton of hits! Here is a pix of the blank tins:

Couldn't imagine putting these in your purse - unless you have a "cave" like I do. But thought that they might be great for keeping track of Christmas Card Lists, crafts, to do lists etc. I used the inserts that I found on Hannah Kost's Blog HERE - Look on the left hand side about half way down. They were actually for a file folder organizer which was really cute, but thought I would try to get rid of these first. You could also make your own, but these were cute and already formatted for you. She has a lot of great ideas on her blog, so plan to spend a little time there!

If you want some ideas for the DVD Tins, check out SCS HERE. I sugggest using sticky/red tape on the cover to make sure that the sides don't pull up, but other than that I used scraps that I had around the room. (and I do mean all around the room!) I put a pocket on the inside lid and matted the inserts - copies on both sides - decorated the legal pad, added a little calendar for the month of December and a RSVP pen - EASY! and really us-able!

Thanks for Looking!

DVD Tin - Unknown
Paper - All K&Co - Christmas from last year
Inserts: Hannah Kost Blog - Link above
Cardstock - Bazzill Bling - LSS
Making A List - Computer Generated
Calendar - SCS HERE

Sunday, August 23, 2009

3x5 Covered Notepads

Hi there -
More Open House items.....October is not that far away and I feel like I am soooooo behind!

Found these "scratch pads" in my stash...not even sure why I bought them...but I am sure it would have been brilliant!! Anyhoo - thought I would cover them like the Jr. Legal pads and see what happens. Not sure how much to charge yet, but might put a decorated pen with them as well! Would be a nice little gift for co-workers!

Thanks for looking!

Scratch Pads (3x5) - Walmart
Pattern paper - The Paper Studio - Hobby Lobby
Cupcake Stamp - Studio G - Joann's
Pink and Black Cardstock - SU!
Ribbon - Michael's

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More Open House Items

Hi there!
Was working on a few more items for the Open House, and thought I would share these real quick.
Nothing too complicated, but they are always a big hit with everyone....
My template uses the "Big Pack" of Tic Tacs - I usually get them at Walmart 4/$2.88 which is the cheapest I have ever seen them.

Quick Tutorial: Cardstock is 4.5 x 3 Score on long side at 1 7/8 from both sides. Round each corner and you are ready to decorate and stick in your Tic Tacs! Make sure that you attach the ribbon in a way that makes it easy to untie and open. I used red sticky tape to attach the tic tacs to the cover. Easy! I also ran the cover through my Cuttlebug with the spiderweb embossing folder and they turned out better than expected! Which is nice!

Thanks for looking -

Cardstock - SU! Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Cuttlebug - Spiderweb embossing folder
Googly Eyes - Hobby Lobby
Stamps - Batty For You and Boogly Eyes - SU!
Tic Tacs - Walmart
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Halloween Test Tubes and Holders

Hi there! Happy Saturday!

I kept seeing these cute altered test tubes all over Splitcoast and could never find the empty test tubes - at least without ordering a ton of them from an online company. BUT, I was in one of my local candy wholesalers this week and found these tubes - with hot chocolate in them for .25 each! SCORE!!! Sorry, but I bought all that they had! Anyhoo....hot chocolate was a little "icky" so I didn't save that, but who cares for this price!

I used the template from Lisa Somerville HERE. She has a real cute blog too....check her out if you get a chance! She also had an idea of using Push Up Pops in this holder! So stinkin' cute for a classroom treat when they can't have chocolate! See it HERE....you'll need to scroll about halfway down. She even includes a printable tutorial for her holders! LUV the SHARE!!!

I think that I will be filling them with Halloween M&M's but these skull and bones sweet tarts are all I had left over from last year! {ate the m&m's}

Thanks for looking -

Test Tubes - Gallerie Chocolate Outlet (KY)
Stamps - Batty for You - SU
Punches: SU! 1 1/4, 1 3/8 and Scallop Circles
Ribbon and Twine - Hobbu Lobby
Cardstock - SU! - Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie
Pattern Paper - K&CO - Michael's
Googly Eyes on Spider - Hobby Lobby
White Marker - American Crafts - Galaxy Marker - Hobby Lobby
Skull and Bones Candy - Gallerie Chocolate Outlet (KY)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Halloween Swap Card

Hi all -
This is the card that I will have everyone making for our next NKY/Cincinnati Shoebox Swap in October. Saw this stamp....and HAD to have it! Got the idea for the candy corn background from a creative stamper on SCS - not sure who, so if you know, let me know and I will update the credit properly! I left the inside blank except for the stamped candy corn border.

Thanks for looking!

Candy Corn Trio Stamp - Scary Sweet - Penny Black
Other stamps - Studio G - Halloween stamps
Candy Corn Ribbon - Internet
Orange Button and Twine - Joann's
Markers - Copics
White Gel Pen - Sakura Jelly Roll - Michael's
Top Note Die - SU!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Halloween Treat Basket

Hi there!

Today I decided to work on a few door prizes for a Shoebox Swap I am co-hosting in October. The theme is anything fall-ish, but I am going with Halloween!

For the swap, we are supposed to make or buy a small gift for everyone - kind of like "Big Girl Trick or Treating!" One of the challenges during the swap is to make a bag, box or container to hold all of your treats! This is what I came up with.

Saw these on sale at Hobby Lobby and thought I would paint it up and decorate it! I think I will make one full of handmade treats for a door prize too....I'll post that one later!

Thanks for looking!

Wooden Box - Hobby Lobby
Black Acrylic Paint - Michael's
Ribbon - Various brands but all scraps !
Pattern Paper - K&Co - Michael's
Die Cuts on Side - K&Co - Michael's

Monday, August 10, 2009

And some more Notepads!

This project has been a great way to get rid of some of the mountains of scraps that I have laying all over my office! Waiting on some really cute Christmas paper and then I can check this project off the list!

LUV the 3D Lady Bug! Click HERE for more details....will have to scroll down the page a bit!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More Notepads

Post # 2 for the day!

Just showing you a few of the notepads that I this afternoon. These are so addicting!
Need to make quite a few more, but still stuck on how I will package these. I am one of those people that has to have everything in a pretty package too. Especially since these are all for a Open House and people will be handling them....

Sorry this one is a little bit blurry... :)

Thanks for looking -

Covered Notepads

Happy Saturday!

I have been working on a few items for our Open House (oct. 24) and Craft Fairs this season. I finally decided to try to do something with all of the cut legal pads I had sitting around from last year. I used them to make magnetic refrigerator notepads. Well...wasn't too happy with them.... they were cute, but not all that sturdy due to the length. So, I stopped making them and thought I would see if there were any other options.

Found this at SCS and thought I could use my fiskars by-pass trimmer to make my long pads into the right size for this project. It would have been so much easier to go out and buy the Jr. Legal pads and have them cut, but I have a TON of the larger sized and didn't want to waste them! Took a while to cut them down, but now I am ready for some assembly.....

Quick Tutorial:
My pads are 2 3/4" wide and 8 1/4" long.
Cardstock should be 6 1/4" x 8 1/2" . Score at 3" on both sides (6 1/2 at top) of the cardstock to make your cover. Then assemble and decorate!

Very cute and so fun to make. I will be making quite a few for Christmas for Holiday Gift Lists....maybe neighbor gifts at our Christmas Party? Lots of great uses for these...great size to toss in your purse too!

Here is my first try at these....will post more as I get them complete! If you want to look at a lot of super cute designs, click HERE. Or check out Michelle Wooderson's blog HERE! Wow! She has some great ideas! Plan on spending a lot of time browsing....she is very talented!

Thanks for looking!

Designer Paper - Crate Paper - Cowgirl (i think that is the name)
Cardstock - SU! Chocolate Chip
Stamps - SU! - Boho Backgrounds (background, medallion and dots on inside) and Botanical Blooms (words)
Ink - SU! Close to Cocoa
Ribbon - SU! Riding Hood Red (retired)
Punches - SU! Word Punch, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4 Circle Punch
Bling - Hobby Lobby

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Top Note Gift Cards

Hi there!

Making these for a swap on SCS in a couple of months.....got my inspiration here.
I like Andrea's much better but wanted something a little more kid friendly!

Thanks for Looking -

Top Note Die - SU!
Pattern Paper - Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Rendeer Die Cut - Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge
Stamps - Inkadinkadoo

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Quilted" Cards

Hi there!
I was playing around with a new (to me) technique for making "Quilted" cards with my Top Note Die.

These are sooo cute and super easy to make! Just take a one inch square punch and cut out 12 squares in coordinating designer paper. Take a 4x6 piece of cardstock - this can be a scrap since you won't see it on the final result - and run your adhesive over the piece in about 6-8 rows. Layout your squares in 3 rows of 4 squares. Once everything is attached, place this in your top note die and cut it out! I also added some faux stich marks with a Gelly Roll Pen on the squares to make it look like it was sewn, but you could also run it through your Cuttlebug machine!

Here are more great ideas on Splitcoast!

Thanks for Looking!

Top Note Die - Stampin Up!
All Cardstock - Stampin UP! (real red, and kraft)
Pattern Paper - Friend and Birthday = K&Co Lemon Drop
Christmas = Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Stamps - Dollar Stamps frm Joann's
Happy Holidays Stamp - Riviting Set from SU!
Rub Ons - Stampin Up!
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
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