Happy Independence Day-America!

What a beautiful day to honor and celebrate all that we have here in America.  We have so many blessings, and because they were endowed to us by our Creator, no man, nor any government, can take them away.

So, let us celebrate our freedom, and praise God for His providence.

Here is a quick little treat box in honor of the day.  I know I am a bit late, but it will be here for next year, too.  Of course, you can always tweak the colors for other occasions, but here it is…

Independence Day Treat Box: 1″ by 1″ by 4″

The star end of the box flips up to reveal the gumballs inside.  This box holds 4 gumballs that are about 1″ diameter.  These are Dippin’ Dots gumballs that I found at Cracker Barrel.

Here is a picture tutorial for the project:

Whisper white card stock 3″ by 11″:  Score 11″ side at 1″, 2 1/2″, 5″, 6″ and 10″.  Score the 3″ side at 1″ on both sides.

Real red card stock, cut with the Swirly Scribble Thinlit die.

Dapper Denim Star:  The bigger one is the retired Star Punch, the smaller one is from the current Wood Crate Framelits die.

Whisper White card stock: 3/4″ by 3″, stamped in Dapper Denim with “Let’s Celebrate” from the Born to be Loved stamp set.

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Flip Top Treat Box

Flip Top Treat Box: 5″ by 2″ by 1/2″ deep.

I love making packaging, boxes and bags, oh my!

Here is the latest box, and I made it to hold two Mini Cow Tales, a rather tasty treat of chewy caramel with a creamy center.  I had to quickly make enough boxes to use up all of the Cow Tales, or else they would have ended up in my tummy!  (And on my hips, but that is another story.)

I can also see many other treats fitting this box, as well as tissue-paper-wrapped jewelry or key chains.

Here is the video of the project:  Flip Top Treat Box

The box top flips up, and features a stitched oval image from Beautiful You.  The top is secured with a ribbon bow, and each box measures 5″x 2″ and 1/2″ deep.

I use what I have around, so the first one is made from retired card stock.  It is a fun way to use it up, and the Stampin’ Up! colors are always beautifully coordinated, even if they are retired.

Box using retired products:  Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar card stock and ink, Very Vanilla card stock, Beautiful You stamp set, Stitched Shapes Framelits and 3/8″ Very Vanilla Ribbon.

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A Stand Up Note Card Holder

Hi Everyone!

I used the bold colors of the Eastern Palace Suite to create a stand-up note card holder.  This holder has a latch that holds it closed, and a place for a mini-pen, and 4 mini note cards and envelopes.  When opened, the card holder will stand up easel-style, so the recipient can access the note cards.  The notes cards are made using 1/4 of a sheet of 8 1/2 by 11″ card stock, and when folded, measure 4 1/4″ by 2 3/4″.  The envelopes are made on the envelope punch board.

Scroll down for a link to the video for this project.

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Here comes project #2

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay, but I was learning how to post on YouTube, with all of the additional video editing stuff.  I think I have gotten the hang of it, at least some of it, please let me know what you think!

Here is the project from my second video, the Gift Card Purse using Stampin’ Up Supplies.

Just start with a 6×6 square sheet of paper, and follow the directions in the video link above.  I used the 6×6 size to create a purse that was the right size for a standard gift card.  Although, as long as you start with a square, you can make these any size.  You probably just need to lengthen the cut for the handle.

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This is exciting!

After a HUGE learning curve, (and some good-natured ribbing by my teens) I was actually able to shoot, edit and upload my first video tutorial to YouTube.

Corner Flip Card with bonus corner bookmarks

Here is the project I created:

I used the corner flip technique, and then matted the card in way so the mat becomes the pocket for the gift card inside.

Corner Flip Card with Gift Card Pocket

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