Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Hi everyone. I decided to make a sample of boxes using the Matchbox Messages stamps from the Occasion Mini catty. So I hope you all enjoy them and that they give you some inspiration. The one on the left I used RHR box and the Tea Party dsp and wrapped with RHR stripped ribbon and stamped the "a little something" circle on w.w. and punched out with 1 1/4" circle punch and layered on rhr cs and punched with 1 3/8" punch and layered with demensionals. The center one has a Tangering Tango box with w.w. wrap sponged all over with tangerine ink then decorated with the little leaves from the sizzlit die and layered the "little thanks" circle stamp on top. Then the one on the right is a Summer Sun box with dsp wrap from the SAB catty and layered the frame stamp in celery on summer sun and stamped with the Sweet Stems stamp set. I hope you like them.
On the box on the left in this picture I made the box of pacific point and the cover from the Walk in the Park dsp. The label is w.w. sponged with baja breeze and stamped with Pacific point. The center box is of pixie pink with Tea Party dsp and a w.w. label sponged with pretty in pink and stamped with pixie pink. Then the one on the right (my favorite) is a old olive box with a white cover sponged lightly all over with olive and stamped with the vine stamp in olive. Then I got out my Christmas sets and used the words from A Cardinal Christmas and the poinsetta from Season of Joy sets, then attached with crystal effects a half pearl from the pretties kit.


Here is a sympathy card I made with the new Walk in the Park DSP from the Occasion Mini. I layered Baja Breeze cs with the dsp and layered on a top note of w.w. sponged with baja ink. Then stamped with the vine and verse from Thoughts and Prayers set inked with old olive and bordering blue. I stamped the verse on ww and punched out with the large oval and sponged the edge and layered on a scalloped oval punch of baja. Hope you like.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Today I made a gift set using the Oval All class planner Melissa Stout posted on the Stampin' Up website. Melissa is my upline so of course I am pretty partial to her, she is very talented. I used the Oval All set but changed the papers and did my own layouts for the cards. The colors I used were basic gray, kiwi kiss, rose red and ww. Also large oval, wide oval, and scalloped oval punches and the eyelet border punch with the satin stripped ribbon. Hope you like.


Hello there. I just had to show you my version of Melissa Rogers' matchbox gift. She posted hers the other day on her blog and I asked if she cared if I cased and this is mine. I use the checkered paper in the Slumber Party DSP and filled with 3 of the matchbox centers attached with sticky strip. Attached a designer baja button with a rhinestone brad from the pretties kit and then used a piece of linen thread to the bottom of the box and wrapped it around the button to hold the box shut. It was very simple to put together. I want to thank Melissa for the inspiration.
Here is the inside of the box. I hold the usual 4 pc nuggets each. I wrapped them with a 3" piece of in color ribbons, and stamped the "just for you" stamp from the Oval All set from the Occasion Mini in Baja Breeze and layered on RHR. This makes a real nice Hostess Thank You or a door prize gift. Enjoy!