Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I had a very sweet friend tell me that I neglected to put instructions on my projects.  So I went back to a few projects I have done lately and added them or I put the link to where I got them.  After all we are sharing right?  I hope you are inspired by something I do just as I am inspired by all of you!!!  Hugs!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

My Light Box

 I have been working on my pictures for my blog, trying to make them look more professional. 
 This is a cubby in my Expedit Bookcase.  I used a roll of paper taped on the back top then rolled it down and taped down to the front.  I also used the cardboard that comes with our SU DSP  to line the sides.  I also have a clamp light clipped to the shelf above.  I  used a 75 watt Daylight lightbulb from Lowes.
 This is really convenient because I don't have to set it up and take it down every time I'd like to take a photo.
This is with the light on
Finished photo If you would like to make this cute box, go here.  I did make adjustments to the size of the belly band, 2  1/2  x 8  1/2 , because I wanted to cover up the tissues completely.


Hershey Bar Holder

Hershey bar holder with the Love Letter DSP.  I got the ides from Becky Roberts but she didnt have instructions, so I made them myself.

Cut:  3  1/4  x  6  3/8    (need 2)
score:  (1 piece)  3/8  on 3 sides,  1" on the last side
score: (1 piece)  3/8 on 3 sides, 1" only on the two side tabs leaving the middle flat 
Cut off the tiny square tabs on each piece
corner punch corners off end of each piece( you have to fold away tabs to get it in the punch)
attach the two tabs together on the bottom with sticky strip first, then attach sides


Thursday, August 25, 2011

3 Piece Gift Set

I put this gift set together, with a card & envelope, tag, and bow. 
(Thanks Sandy for helping me with the packaging!!)
Tutorial for bow here.  I found it easier though, to put a large brad in small center ring and add petals outward then just close brad.

 More ...


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Double Milk Carton Die Box

Instructions Here


SU Bigshot Die Tip

 You know when its really late and you have been stamping all night and your eyes start blurring together?  Do you find it hard to see your dies?  This is especially annoying when you just want one butterfly not all of them.  You  buy the Avery Full sheet labels #8165.  Cut to size, peel off backing and stick right to the foam. Then run through your Bigshot and peel off stickers where the dies are. Easy!  I would credit the person I got this idea from, but I can't remember who, sorry!  I also wrote the size of the card stock needed for each die on the sticker paper.  I have used them several times and found it held up really well.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Love Letter Tissue Cover Tutorial


Cut 1:  6  ½    x  6  ½   then, score:  1”  all 4sides  : Cut 2:  5  x  10, then, score : 4  ½  x   9  1/16 :   Cut 1:   6  5/8  x  6  5/8  then, score:  1” all 4 sides (this is the lid).

Cut and score all four main pieces. Cut slits on the  lid and bottom tabs.
Layer both layers on the lid before cutting the hole out with the SU circle cutter.  I used the scallop circles #2 die, using the larger one , then I used the 2 1/2" circle punch to make the ring. I cut a second one to finish the inside, optional.

 Then assemble the Bottom of the box.  Next attach one of the side pieces, starting with the center...
 Then adding the second one the same way.
 Just attach the sides tucking in the tabs.
 Add the layers, I distressed the edges of everything
 I used the Fun Flowers
The end!!  I hope this was clear, if you have any questions, just message me.


Tissue Cover

You know its been a great stamping day, when your fingers look like this....


Rolodex for Sentiments

I am surprised that I had so many sentiments.  It took me all day to do this project. 
But now I should be able to find any greeting easily.


Saturday, August 20, 2011