Monthly Archive: February 2016

My Paper Pumpkin


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Envelope Punch Board Treat Box

16-FEB Env Punch Board Treat Box

An envelope is an envelope is an envelope except when it isn’t.  I made this cute little treat box using the Envelope Punch Board by Stampin’ Up!  I love using the Envelope Punch Board to create coordinating envelopes in any and all sizes for my card projects but I probably use it more often for 3-D paper projects.  Take a browse around Pinterest and you will see a great variety of ideas using the Envelope Punch Board.  It’s a great addition to any craft room and it’s on sale thru February 22, 2016.

The box is pretty simple to put together; just a few folds here and a few trims there.  If you’re a visual learner like me though, this quick video tutorial will be helpful.  And when you’re finished viewing take a minute to check out all the Weekly Deals below.

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Honeycomb Happiness Card

16-FEB Honeycomb Happiness Card_edited-1My card today is a clean, simple card that is a breeze to make.  We made a version of this card in my February Fun Card Class and it received the most, “this is my favorite” comments so I thought I would share it today.

I started with a Whisper White card base then added a simple background layer using a small print paper from the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.  The stamp set I used for this card is the Honeycomb Happiness Wood-Mount Stamp Set, an exclusive Sale-a-Bration set that can be had for FREE with a $50 Stampin’ Up! purchase.  This set pairs with the sweet Honeycomb Embellishments.

You know I always have to add a little bling so I finished the card off with a couple of rhinestone embellished butterflies that were cut out with the Bold Butterflies Framelits using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.

A complete listing of supplies used in today’s card is below.  Subscribers to my newsletter will be receiving a full-color PDF project sheet for this card in their in-boxes this week so if you do not currently subscribe why not sign-up today!


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Bloomin’ Love


So it’s no secret that the majority of us are smack-dab in the middle of a very long, dark and cold winter.  I’m literally huddled over my space heater as I type this post.  There is certainly not a bud or bloom in sight so why not distract ourselves from the harshness of it all and let a little love bloom?

Romantic love is nice if you can get it but I’m thinking more along the lines of being a kinder, gentler people.  I’m suggesting we throw a little Bloomin’ Love around.

My Bloomin’ Love project tutorial today is perfect for that purpose.  What better way to put a smile on someone’s face than with a pretty box that’s filled with chocolate?  Who wouldn’t love receiving one of these cute little favors?  Sneak them onto your co-workers’ desks, tuck them into a friend’s purse when she’s not looking, leave one in the mailbox for your letter carrier or set them at each place-setting during your family meal.

Check out the video tutorial below and let me know if you make any and how you used them to brighten someone’s day!

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