Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentine's Class

My Valentine's class has 3 great treat holders and 3 fun cards. Classes will be held Tuesday February 1 and Wednesday February 2 at 10:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.

Heart Bag $2.50

Candy Treat Pouch $1.50

Set of 3 Cards $5.00
Marshmallow Treat Box $3.50

Please RSVP by January 28th (you can leave your RSVP here in the comment section)

Inspiration for these projects came from the following blogs: heart bag, candy stick holder, love you card, i heart you card, be mine M&M card, marshmallow treat box

Snowman Thank You

I saw these cute snowmen cards all over blogland and I really wanted to do one, but couldn't find time before Christmas. But, they are more winter cards than Christmas cards, so I used them for some Thank You notes I needed to send.
The picture is a little blurry, sorry about that. Here are links to three different examples of the snowman, although the one that I made looks more like one I saw on a private site.

Original Snowman
Another Version
Snow woman

I just love this card. It's so glittery and JJ and I had so much fun making them.

For future reference, the circles are 2 1/2", 1 3/4", 1 1/4", and 1/4" black buttons.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Small Gift Bag and box

Back in October I found this great website ( with wonderful tutorials to make lots of cute boxes and bags. These are two of the projects I made with her tutorials. First up is a cute bag that I made for my friend. It held 4 of those yummy Lindor truffle chocolate balls. This bag is actually smaller than the directions Angie gives in her tutorial.
I made this Halloween bag using her dimensions, but decided it was too big, so I changed it up just a little. If you are interested here is the direct link to the tutorial. And I just used a 7 x 9 1/2 piece of paper and scored it at 2" and 5" on the 7" side and 4" and 5 1/2" on the 9 1/2" side, but followed her directions for folding and assembling.
This is another tutorial from the same web site. This box holds about 3 mini candy bars. This is an origami box, lots of folding, not much cutting and gluing. I prefer the cutting and gluing, so
I don't think I'd make it again, but it's always fun to try something new.

Advent Calendar

First, I must apologize to my few readers who, I'm sure are wondering where I went. Well, after discovering in late Oct that I was expecting baby number 3, that first trimester just drained all of my energy and I wasn't creating as much as I wanted. Then, once I got my energy back, and a few projects to share, the weather was so overcast and yucky that I couldn't take pictures. So, now I've taken a few pictures, hopefully I'll have more to share.

First up is this advent calendar. I have seen these all over the internet and have wanted to make one for two years and I finally decided that if I did nothing else, I would get this done. So on November 30th, this is what I had done. I'd like to add a few more embellishments and a sign that says "Countdown to Christmas" but it was done enough for my boys to enjoy it. However, I thought that I could fit 2 pieces of candy in each hole, but you can't. So I'm going to have to make another next year, one for each boy, and maybe another for baby #3. I'd also like to have enough time to make a few as gifts, but that's a pretty ambitious goal.