Friday, February 19, 2016

Mint & Chocolate

Mint and Chocolate - two things that go very well together!  That's this week's challenge over at the Sisters-in-Stamping blog.  Jennifer picked two things I love!  The color mint was one of my signature colors in the 80s.  I've never stopped loving it and have been so happy that the color has come back in style in the past couple years!  I'm buying it up like crazy :)  I also love the taste of mint in anything, especially when mixed with chocolate.  How could you not????

I immediately thought of chocolate mint candies when I saw the challenge.  So, I had to make a favor box.  I fell in love with this Curvy Keepsakes Box - it's so easy to assemble too!

Here's what I made:

I just used Chocolate Chip cardstock to make the Curvy Keepsake Box.  Then, I used the Mint Macaron cardstock and the Bow Builder Punch to make the pretty bow.  It was still needing something, so I stamped the "It's For You" sentiment (from the Amazing Birthday set) on Mint cardstock using Chocolate ink.  I cut it out using the round label thinlit that comes with the Curvy Keepsake Box thinlit.  It even cuts out the hole for ribbon and string!  I tied the label on with the new Mint/Black Baker's Twine.

It's simple, but I love it.  I'd love to receive this filled with some mint chocolates, wouldn't you?  Yum!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Check out the other Mint-Chocolate creations by the SIS ladies!

Friday, February 12, 2016

A Little Valentine's Treat

Happy Valentine's Day a little early :)  This week, we made Valentine's Day candy favors for the weekly Sisters In Stamping challenge.

I love candy favors!  If I could only make one thing, it would be candy favors! :)

I used the Love Blossoms Designer Series Stack papers to make these adorable little boxes.  I made the boxes using the Gift Box Punch Board.  It was my first time using it and I wasn't sure if it would be easy or not, but it is really easy!  I love this tool!  The gift bag punch is another story.  But, let me show you the boxes I made :)

Here they are!

Aren't they cute?  They are so versatile too - use any designer paper or stamp the paper.  Use any matching ribbon.  You could also add stamped images punched out and lots of bling if you wanted.  The possibilities are endless.  I decided to let the designer paper be the star of these boxes.  I did feel I needed to add the ribbon to jazz them up just a little though.  I can't wait to make more boxes now that I have used the punch board!  What a great tool :)

I wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day.  Thanks for looking.  To see more Valentine's Day Candy Favors, head on over to the Sisters In Stamping blog here.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Get Well!

Today's Sisters In Stamping challenge was to make a Get Well card.  I initially had a hard time coming up with an idea until I saw my new Cuppa stamps, DSP, and matching dies!

I always seem to want hot tea when I'm sick.  So, I thought this assortment would make a great Get Well Card.

Here's my card and what I used:

I used the Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies - the cup - and ran it through the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  I then stamped the sentiment "Feel Better" from the Sassy Salutation stamp set.  I used Melon Mambo ink and cut out the sentiment and mounted it on Melon Mambo cardstock.  I used the corner punch on both.  I used a piece of Metallic Gold Baker's Twine for the "tea bag" string and stapled it to the sentiment-"tea bag" piece.  I adhered the other end of the twine using a Dimensional and then adhered that piece to the Have A Cuppa DSP.  I love the colors of this DSP - so cute and cheerful!  I thought I would use the matching stamp set (A Nice Cuppa), but it didn't work for my card.  That's okay - next time!

Thanks so much for looking.  Please check out the other Get Well cards that the Sisters In Stamping made here.

Have a great day!