Favors

SU Tuxedo Card using Bow Punch

December 4, 2016

My daughter is in wedding mode for October 2017…save the dates, invitations, bridesmaids invites, and even groomsman invites. While preparing for her brother’s wedding a couple months ago where she was the Maid of Honor, her fiance mentioned how HE wanted to make invites for his groomsmen like she did with her “champagne cheers” invites for her bridesmaids.
So she surprised him with these tuxedo cards with some help
from Australian SU demonstrator Diane Barnes:

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It was so fun to have her in my stamping room figuring everything out as she made them especially the cute bow ties made with the SU Bow Builder Punch. I love how she made the cumberbund or cummerbund (the second being the correct spelling and the first being a variant we Americans seem to use) check out WordLady’s take on it HERE.

I think she is a natural crafter who just won’t admit it!!!

BTW, she had to make 11 of these…no, that is not a typo- 11 attendants on each side…

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SU Acorny Thanks in a Baker’s Box

November 6, 2015

When my friend, Claire, chose a Thankful Theme for The Paper Players Challenge #269, I knew some great people I am thankful for everyday.

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Since stamping is my obsession, it is always on my mind…therefore all the wonderful ladies I stamp with at classes are on my mind every day. I am so grateful for the friendships I have been blessed with since I started sharing my hobby with others. It is just amazing how we all have such a great time with each other- different personalities and different lives but all women enjoying each other’s company as we get creative each month together. I love all of them, dearly. Here was a little token of my thanks to all the girls who take time out of their lives to make me smile at class:

SU Acorny Thanks Baker's Box single

I used the SU Acorny Thanks stamp set and coordinating punch along with my 2 inch circle and 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch to decorate my SU Baker’s Box made with the easy to cut out die! I went with a neutral base of Crumb Cake and accented it with Mossy Meadow- my favorite green right now.  I added a little Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum to coordinate with the Gold Glimmer paper on the acorn. How awesome that the sentiment fits inside the Itty Bitty Banners Framelits!

TIP: Don’t put together your box without the handle openings cut out! Oh yeah, I thought I could just do some simple hole punches to rectify my error but I just could not get them straight…maybe after cutting and putting together 60 boxes my mind and hands were not working….lol.  So I pulled out some gold binding clips I had. Well, I had three…so Amazon helped me out and I ended up with pretty coordinated gold clips!

What’s inside? Washi tape fit perfectly!

SU Acorny Thanks Baker's Box with Washi Tape

Gotta run to set up my next class and give out the favors!

PS…thankful for all you followers, too!

11/7/15- Thank you, Jodi, for picking my favor as a Cut Above at the Paper Players this week!

Cut Above Badge

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SU Mini Treat Bag Tea Bag Holder With Bold Butterfly and Butterflies Framelits

July 8, 2015

Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 126 is all about Designer Series Paper.

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Pretty Petals Paper Stack!

I love every design in it!

Here is just one of the 12 patterns I chose to use to make a cute little tea bag holder using the SU Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I wondered if the metal rimmed pearls would be that big of a deal but then I got them…OH MY…they are sweet!

SU Mini Treat Bag with Constant Comment Box

The cardstock butterfly was die cut from the Butterflies Framelits, and the other two butterflies were die cut from SU Vellum with the Bold Butterflies Framelits. SU Vellum is quite a substantial vellum, thicker than some I have used in the past.

 Amy’s Friday Mashup # 215 has a “3” as part of her mash up

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so my 3 butterflies flew in under the radar!

SU Mini Treat Bag close up Butterfly

SU Mini Treat Bag Slide Out Tea Bag

SU Mini Treat Bag with Tea Bag on Wood

SU Mini Treat Bag Inside with sentiment

The Very Vanilla panel the tea bag is attached to on the insert measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and the Basic Black insert measures 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. A sentiment from the Tin of Cards stamp set and a bit of retired grosgrain ribbon was added to pull out the tea bag insert.

I hope you try making one of these sweet little treats for someone…I love that they fit in a standard A2 envelope so you could send one in the mail, and tell a friend or relative to enjoy a cup of tea with you!

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SU Chalk Talk with an Angled Tag Punch – EOS Lip Balm Holder

Hey there, crafters! It’s time for another Friday Mashup Challenge – # 184.

Lisa is looking for some different takes on a box for gifting given with a thankful heart.

 

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Here’s your Mashup Challenge:

Create a “Box Project.

“Create a project with a “Thanksgiving or Thankful Theme.”

or Mash it Up!

and create a “Thanksgiving- or Thankful-Themed Box.”

My daughter loves the new round EOS lip balms. I thought I would create a little box type holder for one of these popular items. Of course, the color is just perfect to go with last year’s Fresh Prints DSP.

EOS Holder

I simply made a little stand out of a 3 1/2 ” square scored in 3/4″ on all four sides with a circle framelit cut out for the lip balm to sit in.

EOS box stand

Then I cut two 2″ x 4 1/4″ pieces of DSP and used the Angled Tag Punch to bring the tops together with a sweet little Pool Party cotton ribbon. A touch of Real Red ribbon finished off the Crumb Cake Base. I stamped “For You,” from the Chalk Talk stamp set and added a Crumb Cake border using a Circle Framelit bordered by the 1 3/4″ scallop punch.  I was so pleased how the inside pattern of the DSP was complementary with the outside and not distracting as some double sided papers seem to be. I thought the posies deserved some pearl accompaniment as well:)

*My Mash Up thankful theme will be put to use when this goes to someone as a thank you!

SU Chalk Talk EOS Holder

And, this week, Stampin’ Up Only Challenges #108  has a

The Treat’s the Thing” theme,

so I am going to share it with everyone over there!

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SU Perfect Blend in a SU Fry Box

Happy Friday, friends…Hold on a little longer, the weekend is in view!

Let’s start it out with a Friday Mashup Challenge. I am hosting Challenge # 173 with a school theme and YOUR school colors.

 

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Here’s your Mashup Challenge:

Create a project with ” a School Theme.”
Create a project with “Your School Colors.”
or Mash it Up! and create a “School themed project with your school’s colors.”

When I was in high school I was a Kittanning Wildcat with the colors of Red and White. I live about 40 minutes from my hometown in Pennsylvania and often visit. Isn’t it funny how you can grow up in a town and go there 30 years later and not know anybody anymore? Or how small it seems after all the years that have passed. They are even building a new combined high school so my high school will be non-existent next year.

My school theme includes a “Teacher Gift” to start out the school year. And I am sure every teacher will be starting it out with a little caffeine!

SU Perfect Blend in Cello FM

Taking a photo of the treat in a cello bag was difficult. Here are some other photos:

SU Perfect Blend FM Close Up

 

SU Perfect Blend Fry Box School Colors FM

Check out the paper shred blur from the ceiling fan in my stamp room:)

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SU Perfect Blend Coffee Tag FM

Project Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Perfect Blend
INK: Memento Black
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black, SU Polka Dot Parade (retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU Rhinestone, random black organdy ribbon
TOOLS: SU Label Bracket Punch, SU 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ Circle Punches, SU Fry Box Bigz Die, Itty Bitty Accents Punch (heart)