Sunday, May 24, 2009

Nugget Tin (box)

Hello again, glad to see you came back! I am having so much fun being a guest designer for CC&M this many fun things to play with. When I was over looking at all of the other great samples Terry has, I came up with this idea and am so happy with how it turned out!! This is an oval top box that I turned into a nugget tin...sort of! I was able to fit 10 Hershey nuggets inside that I covered with lables stamped with my favorite PTI stamps Limitless Lables! On the inside of the box I tried to make the nuggets fit better by adding a piece of So Saffron cardstock with scoring, but if you left that out you could fit another 3 nuggets to make it snug.

I love the idea of making a bunch of these up as gifts or favors for a party...very cost effective! I do hope you like what I came up with and make sure you go and check out Creative Cuts & More to see this box and MANY others!!!! My next project has to do with scrapbooks, so make sure you stop by and check it out.

Oval top box in Bazil Date Swirl Smooth
*also, I added the acetate to the window as it does not come with any.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Baby Boy Card & Gift

I have a baby shower to attend soon for a very dear friend (who I remember her mother finding out she was pregnant with many moons ago!) and against tradition I got her gift and card done WAY in advance! That never happens!!!! Creative Memories has a minutes album and I had an extra one from when I was a consultant, so I used that to start with. I also used some of the baby boy paper from 2 kits for the pages and some of the large letter stickers for the card. The card actually came from Creative Cuts & More, a great way to help the creative mojo at times! I love the rounded corners on this card and the window (it came that way, no adjustments on my part) and I just added a piece of blue cardstock that I ran through my cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder and then put some of the stickers on! Super easy, but very cute!

So for my next DT project I will be using one of my favorite PTI stamps, make sure you come back this weekend to see what I have come up with!

Thanks for looking and I appreciate your sweet comments, they make my day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2nd Guest Designer project

I am back, a little later than planned, but here it is! I wanted to make up some type of box to hold a tie in for a gift....typical Father's Day gift. Terry and I discussed it and decided that the cupcake box dimensions would work best, and we were right! I made some diamonds for the sides and paper pierced around them and just added some ribbon along the top of the box. I also used the insert on the bottom of the box so the tie would sit higher, you could always add a pair of dress socks in here too!

Thanks for stopping by today and I will be back again either this weekend or early next week with my next project for CC&M.
Cupcake box from CC&M in Handsome and Blank Check Bazil Bling
Diamonds in SU Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa in ribbon also

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Teacher Appreciation

This week is a chance to thank the teachers and staff at the school my girls go to, so this year I made the scallop envelope boxes for all of them....6 this year! Both girls have rotating core classes, so they see all of the 4th and 6th grade teachers each day. It is nice for them to get used to changing classes and teachers, but boy...making all of those gifts was a bit of a challenge for me.

I used my polka dot paper from PTI which the girls picked what colors each teacher would get and then they picked out the base color. Once they were assembled, they helped me pick out the ribbon for the top of the boxes. We filled them up with 1 post it note pad and some chocolates which the teachers loved!!! One of the teachers wants to know how to make these, so she might become a new fun!

Thanks for stopping by today and this weekend I will be posting my second project for Creative Cuts & More, so make sure you come back!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cake time!

I was asked to make a wedding cake for a cousin and today is the big day! Here is the finished cake....I usually don't do cakes, this is only my 2nd one for a wedding. I do hope that the bride likes it!
Tomorrow I will show you what I made the teachers for appreciation week!

Monday, May 4, 2009

1st Guest Designer project

Here is my first project that I came up with about a month ago when I started to figure out what I was going to do. My theme for this month is Father's Day so since my Dad is Mr. Fix It, I had to come up with a clever gift card holder! I am in love with this stamp set from SU! and the apron card from Creative Cuts & More, they work so well together! I got a little crafty with all the tools that I cut out (it really only took a few minutes to color and cut them out) and decided to make the tape measure clip onto the outside of the turned out SO cute! There is paper piercing between the tools, it is just hard to see. My husband is loving this project and the other one that is finished...but you have to come back later this week to see that one!
*I do see that my girlfriend Jen who is also a designer for CC&M has a very similar card to this one posted....great minds think alike right!!!!