March 30, 2021

Flowers for Every Season Treat Holder

A quick post to share the treats I made to take to work this week. 

Springtime means flowers and what better DSP to use than Flowers For Every Season. Each treat holder houses 4 Hershey eggs. I like this pattern because the lid lifts off and the treat holder can be refilled. Hope my peeps at work like them!


Thanks to The Paper Pixie, Julie DiMatteo for her tutorial.

March 16, 2021

Spring Carrots

 I guess you could say this is my veggie post. I spent some time experimenting with treat containers for an upcoming spring gathering. I'll share my results, sources and some comments.

My first tutorial cam from Sam Calcott at Mixed Up Craft. This is a big box! The top is 3" and it narrows down to 1". Due to the size, this is much more than a treat box. It would be a great replacement for a small Easter basket. To answer my sister's question, it would fit a mini bottle of wine! Sam has a great video on how to create this carrot. I like how this project turned out, but it's too big for what I have in mind.

This is another Sam Calcott design. I struggled with getting the cone appropriately shaped. I can be rather particular with my projects and am not at all happy with how this turned out for me. The actual carrot is about 5.5" long and 2" across the top. You could fit about 10 chocolate eggs in this treat holder. I'm sure my carrots would get better with practice. I was thinking that having a form that is used to make waffle cones would be a great help for this project!

This tutorial is from Twila Davis. I found it on Splitcoast Stampers. I feel as though I'm telling the story of the 3 bears here and this is the carrot that is just right! The carrot base is 6" x 6" and once the cutting/scoring was figured out, it was easy to put together. It has my vote!

So, if you're looking to create some spring carrots, give one of these projects a go!

March 9, 2021

Beautiful Friendship - Two Takes

 I have a penchant for floral stamps. My very first Stampin' Up! set was floral and I've purchased MANY more floral sets over the years. Flowers make me smile and what better to send in the mail than a smile!

My cards today are a case from team member Allen Herther. Allen actually created a layout using his stamperatus and a 8.5" x 5.5" piece of cardstock. He stamped one side, flipped it and stamped the other. When the stamping was completed, he cut the card stock for two card fronts. I loved his card and had to case it. I freestyled mine versus using the stamperatus.

I went bright with my first card. Colors used: Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody.

I reached for the Subtle collection for my second card. Colors used: Blushing Bride, Seafoam Green, So Saffron, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue.

Creating a gift box of notecards would be a perfect gift for many occasions. Which color choice do you prefer?

March 2, 2021

Twist and Pop Baby Card

 The arrival of a new baby is something to be celebrated. After receiving this fun fold as a birthday card, I thought I'd give it a go in a baby version. I have to say, it is a fun fold to make, to give and to receive!

I used retired stamp sets Moon Baby and Bravo. Coloring was a snap with Stampin' Blends. The DSP is from the Playing With Paper paper stack. The pocket on top holds a gift card.