Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Handbag gift card holder

I got the pattern to make this little handbag from Becky Robert's website.  I used SU! designer paper from last years Holiday Mini.  If you are interested in making these, let me know.  There are lots of ways to make and embellish these.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September club projects

Thought I would post our September club projects.  We are attempting to make Christmas tags at each club meeting so everyone is ready for the rush of Christmas!  The stamps used in the first picture  are from "Tags Til Christmas".  The other 2 cards are also sets from Stampin' Up.  The one on the left is the "Strength and Hope" set, benefiting breast cancer research.  SU! donates money if the set is bought.  I have had several friends diagnosed this year with breast cancer and since October is breast cancer month, thought this was appropriate.  The other card is our last Halloween themed card from "Dark and Dreary'  As always, if you are interested in making any of these cards on your own, I can make a card kit for you...just let me know!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Gift for the coffee drinker

I found these great reusable coffee cups at the Dollar Tree if you can believe it!  I grabbed a few for I am looking for cheap items to give as gifts or throw in a gift basket.  I  embellished the cup, but it was so easy! I found some wide ribbon and tied it around the cup, stamped a coffee cup image with the saying "a morning without coffee like sleep" (from the Morning Cup set from Stampin' Up.  Inside I may put in a small bag of coffee or a Starbucks gift certificate.  This was so inexpensive and would put a smile on someone's day..who doesn't like coffee?!

Friday, September 16, 2011


BOO! When I came across the idea of a candy arrangement...I thought what a great use of my mummy can.  I may use it come October to "boo" my  neighbor.  How much fun would that be for the kids?!

To make the can, I bought an empty pint can at Home Depot.  I then wrapped it with gauze and inked it with brown ink to make it look aged.  For the eyes, I punched out 2 different sizes and tucked them in the gauze. 

The candy is attached to candy sticks (Wilton) with tape.  I stuck the sticks in foam that is inside the can.  Now to finish it off I will probably stamp some sentiment like " BOO to YOU" and attach it to another stick. 

Fun idea for teacher, coworker, etc.  BOO!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Following up on my last is the first card I "doctored". I made this one VERY simple. Stamped "Boo To You" on the front of the card and then a greeting of Happy Halloween on the inside. On the back of the envelope I stamped a little Halloween themed image.

Our street like to "boo" one another during the month of October, so I thought this would be great to stick in those goody bags!

Have a great Saturday!