Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Tiny Bag with Stampin' Up! Products

7-10-tiny-gift-box-1Today's Makeover Monday project is a tiny gift bag made with some beautiful new foil paper from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  This box will be used for a little cash for a graduation gift.  I plan on tucking a little congratulatory note inside with the cash money. 

Isn't the Berry Burst Ribbon gorgeous?  Love the coordination of ink, paper, and ribbon!

Here's the video from the past with the how-to. 

This is the perfect size for jewelry, lip gloss, or a little candle.  You can find this tiny gift bag video on You Tube here.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project.

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7-10-tiny-gift-box-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper is cut 6" x 6".
  • Score on one side at 1 1/4" x 4 3/4" and turn the paper to score the other side at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".
  • Cut Crumb Cake card stock at 3/4" x 4" for stamping and punching.
  • Since the Foil Frenzy Paper is so thick; I skipped the card stock border piece on the makeover.
  • You'll need a hole punch for the holes for the ribbon.


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Thank you for stopping by to see today's makeover of this tiny bag made with Stampin' Up! products!


Patriotic Party Favor for Flag Day and Fourth of July

6-14-fourth-of-july-party-favorsTo celebrate Flag Day here in the U.S., let's make these patriotic party favors!  These little treat cones always turn out cute and you can make them in any size by starting with a square piece of designer paper or cardstock. 

Please forgive the fact that my treat cones are not stuffed with delectable goodies.  It's just too tempting for me!  So, I opt to stuff with shredded cardstock which will add to the look of your project even with or without the treats!

Embellishing these little cones has no boundaries.  Have glue dots?  Then, you're set to go!  I have found that the best adhesive to assemble to cone is Tear & Tape.  It's easy and convenient and provides a good stick.

Here's the how- to in today's video tutorial.  Have questions or suggestions?  Post in the comment section below!

See the Patriotic Party Favor for Flag Day and Fourth of July on You Tube HERE.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • For this favor, I started with a 3 x 3 piece of designer paper.  You make these starting with any size square.
  • Glue Dots make it easy to add ribbon and embellishments for these treats.
  • You can make these cones for any occasion!  See other examples HERE and HERE.


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Happy Flag Day!  Thanks for checking in to see today's patriotic treat project!

New Wood Crate Notes

Wood-crate-notes-1How about this DIY Gift idea...wood crate notes?

Just when you think that Stampin' Up! could not possibly come up with another cute container idea, we are introduced to the these wood crates. Super simple to cut and assemble, these cute crates have so many possibilities and pair well with the new designer paper stack, Wood Textures.

Let's just see how many ideas we can name to put in these little crates!  Add shredded card stock filler as needed...

  1. Sticky notes for a gift as seen here.
  2. 3" x 3" cards and coordinating envelopes.
  3. Packaged candy.
  4. Small apple and shredded paper filler at each place setting for fall.
  5. Two hard boiled eggs (still in shell) at each setting for a breakfast or lunch.
  6. Salt and Pepper shakers for your table at an outdoor lunch or picnic.
  7. Small gift soaps in a cello bag.
  8. Small bath bombs in a cello bag.
  9. Cookies in a cello bag for party favors.
  10. Small cut pieces of card stock with favorite recipes for the bride to be.
  11. To hold wedding favors at each guest table at an outdoor or country themed wedding.
  12. So many possibilities!  Add your ideas in the comment section below!

Let's take a look at the easy assembly of these wood crates in the video below.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • You'll need two pieces of  the 6" x 6" Wood Textures Designer Paper to make one crate.
  • Want a sturdier crate to hold something with a little more weight?  Use our Stampin' Up! cardstock.
  • Use scrap pieces of the designer paper and Crumb Cake for the stamped and punched elements.
  • In the video, I used SNAIL for the adhesive but I have had better results using Fast Fuse.

Wood-crate-notes-2Be sure to add your ideas for contents in these crates in the comment section below.  I'll be back tomorrow with a way to dress up those sticky notes in these new wood crates from Stampin' Up!


Cute Baby Shower Favors

Baby-shower-favor-sideLast month, we celebrated our daughter, who is a mommy-to-be, at a baby shower and this is a close up shot of the favors that I made.

I found the little verse and idea on Pinterest and made "a bunch" of these just as I had for our youngest daughter's baby shower

Here's a little video with the simple how-to:

Simple idea and a sweet thought...don't you think?  Sorry to say that the Love Notes Framelits Dies are no longer available, but you can die cut tiny hearts or flowers to embellish the top.  And, those designer paper stacks?  Sold out, too, but you can choose any designer paper in your choice of colors.

Here are the direct links for the boxes and the Decorative Label Punch... which is also retiring!

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Here are a few more photos that I thought you'd enjoy!

Baby-shower-favor-zoomBelow is the name banner that I made for the shower...

Baby-shower-bannerHere is the gift table with the favors on the three tiered tower...

Baby-shower-favors-tableHere's the darling cake and cupcake table...

Baby-shower-cakeThe photo below is of our two daughters and the momma to be holding up the quilt that I made for the nursery.

Baby-shower-quiltIt was a fun day and I loved to be able to contribute to the decor!  Do you have any showers that you are planning?  I hope these photos and baby shower favors will inspire you to create and share your talents!

DIY Wedding or Shower Favors and Video

Diy-wedding-favor-1Planning for big events does not have to be overwhelming and today's DIY project is a cute little bag that can be used as a wedding or shower favor.  While the paper used in this video has sold out, you can use any paper to fit your decor or theme for this type of project.

The monogram is a beautifully scripted "B" that comes from the Brushwork Alphabet set in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Let's take a look at the how-to in today's video tutorial!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to measure 4" x 6".
  • Score on long side at 1 3/4", 2 3/4", 4 1/2", and 5 1/2".
  • Turn and score at 1" to form bag bottom.
  • The size of your circle punched depend on the size of your monograms.


Here are some of the supplies used for today's project:

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Speaking of favors, this Saturday is our oldest daughter's baby shower and I'll have favors that I made to show you next week!  We are so excited!


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Try to find a few minutes to craft today and I hope you'll try this DIY favor idea for your next wedding, shower, or any event

Last Minute Easter Treat!

Last-minute-easter-treat-1Here's a last minute Easter treat that you can make in minutes with supplies that you have on hand!

In the actual construction of the base pocket, NO adhesive is needed.  I love this design and have made it many times.  It can be customized for any occasion and also makes a cute favor for table setting. 

The stamped flower on this design is from the Crazy About You stamp set and the Flower Medallion Punch that are both retiring.  The stamp set will be available for purchase through May 22, 2017 but the Flower Medallion Punch is While Supplies Last.  It may not be available at the time this post is published.

  See lists of all the retiring products HERE. Please keep in mind that anything other than stamps (tools, paper, embellishments, etc.) is only available while supplies last and some of the items have already sold out.

See the simple assembly for this Easter treat in the video below.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a piece of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.
  • Follow folding directions as seen in video.
  • A Bone Folder is always helpful for making good creases and necessary for origami folds such as this one.
  • The Clear Wink of Stella Pen makes any project sparkle and extra special.


Below is a list of products that would be helpful in making this paper crafting project:

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Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make Tiny Bag for Easter

Tiny-bag-for-easter-1The Makeover Monday for this week is a tiny bag for Easter treats.  I love the look of's like a miniature purse that would a little girl would adore.  The spring time flowers that adorn the bag are cut with the Succulent Thinlits.  This set of thinlits is so versatile and make pretty blossoms as well as succulents.  Change the sentiment for a wedding or party favor!

Here's the original project post.

And, you can see the how-to in the video below.

Here are the supplies used in today's makeover. Simply click the links for more product detail...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper 6" x 6".
  • Score this piece at 1 1/4" and 4 3/4" on one side.
  • Turn and score at 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" on the other side.
  • For the top, cut 2 pieces of card stock at 1" x 3 1/2".
  • Score at 1/2" longways on both of these card stock pieces.

You really need to try this little bag.  It has such a cute design and can even be used as a gift bag for a small gift such as jewelry or a gift card.  You can make this tiny bag for Easter or for any occasion!


A Tisket, A Tasket, Make This Little Easter Basket

Make-a-basket-for-easter-treats-1Are you ready to make a cute little basket for Easter or spring time treats?  This darling style is one of my favorite box/basket projects.   It is actually a version of a berry basket that can be used for treats or gifts any time of year.  Take a look at this fall themed version HERE.

Holding it all together are little pieces of ribbon or twine at each corner with a paper strip filler to keep your treats or gift tucked securely inside.

Let's take a look at the assembly in today's video tutorial.

See the shopping list for this project below then read on for some details to help you with assembly.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • For the  basket, start with a 6 1/2" square of card stock.
  • Score at 2" on all four sides.
  • Cut 4 pieces of designer paper at 2 1/4" x 1 3/4".
  • Glue designer paper on to each side of basket before punching holes and assembly.

Make-a-basket-for-easter-treatsI really hope you'll give this project a try!  Let me know who'll receive this a little gift from you in the comment section below. Once you've made this little basket for Easter treats, make a template to keep on hand for other occasions throughout the year!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Tiny Birthday Party Favor Bag


Happy Monday and welcome to today's makeover with this tiny birthday party favor bag.  It's just the right size for a couple of miniature candy bars or a tiny trinket.  These are fun to make and you can even get the kids involved.  You do the cutting; let them do the coloring.  They'll be bursting with pride with their creations and you'll be spending quality (and, fun!) time with your little ones.  Kids love to create and they are naturals.  Nurture that and experience the joy!

Let's take a look at the video for the easy assembly.



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Little-birthday-party-favor-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • Designer paper is cut 3" x 6". You can get 8 bags from one sheet of designer paper!
  • Score on the long side at 1 3/4", 2 3/4", 4 1/2",and  5 1/2".
  • Turn to the short side on top and score at 1".  This forms the bottom.
  • Be sure to watch the video for the unique closure.
  • See another idea for a cute little birthday party favor HERE.

Do you craft with your children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews?  Leave a comment below to share your experiences then gather the young 'uns to create these tiny birthday party favor bags.


Make An Easter Triangle Treat Box

Triangle-easter-treat-boxThese triangle boxes are just the right size for treats this Easter.  It's just the right size to hold a few  wrapped chocolate eggs or miniature candy bar.

The Inside the Lines Designer Paper is so pretty for spring and you can still earn it for FREE with a $50 product purchase.  You can just color parts of it as in this project and it highlights a particular section making a striking focal point.  Here's another card with just a pop of color using Inside the Lines.

I've recorded a video so you can see how easy it is to make one of these little boxes.  It's a fun shape and fun to open. Let's take look at the tutorial below.

Check out the supply list below and read on for some more details that may help you...

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Blender Pens


Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut paper 3" x 6" and score at 3" on the long side.
  • Make a tick mark at 1 1/2" on each short side.
  • You'll just need a scrap piece of Whisper White and Gold Foil for the punched circles.

Triangle-easter-treat-box-2Hope you enjoyed today's Easter Treat Triangle Treat Box and I'll see you on Monday... have a great weekend!

Easy Fold DIY Gift Box Video Tutorial

Today's project is a Easy Fold DIY Gift Box.  You'll love how easy this box is to assemble as you'll see in the video tutorial.  

Giving a gift in adorable handmade packaging makes it all the more special.  Your friends and family will love it! You'll start with one piece of designer paper or card stock, make a few scores and folds, and put it all together with some of our awesome Stampin' Up! Adhesive. 

Speaking of scores, if you don't have the Simply Scored Scoring Tool in your stash of tools and supplies, you'll want to get one to make all of your cute 3D projects and boxes in a snap!

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper at 9" x 5 1/2"
  • On the short side, score at 1" from both sides.
  • On the long side, score at 1" and 4" from both sides.

You'll also want to check out this easy tw0-piece gift box HERE.  It's a cute one, too.

Easy-fold-diy-gift-box-3-15-17bHere is the Stampin' Up! list that was used to make today's project.

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Don't forget the Simply Scored Scoring Tool!

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A Matchbook for Easter?

Matchbook-Easter-treat-2017aThis little matchbook makes a cute little wrap for an Easter treat.  I think it's just the right size for a Ghirardelli chocolate but I dare not buy any because I LOVE chocolate!  Anyway, a little basket full of these would be so cute on your table this spring.  Be warned, though! Chocolate lovers in your family may not be able to resist.

You can cut several of these from one sheet of card stock and with a few scores, it can be assembled in a few minutes.  The Succulent Framelits have several dies that will enable you to make all kinds of flowers including the ones you see here.

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial and you can see how easy these little matchbooks can be!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Mint Macaron base to 5 1/2" x 2". 
  • Score at 2 1/4" and 4 7/8".
  • Cut designer paper to 2 1/8" x 1 7/8" and 1/2" x 1 7/8".
  • Use a little SNAIL adhesive to hold your treat inside the matchbook.

Want to make this cute little Easter matchbook?  Here's the Stampin' Up! Supply List.

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Try these little matchbooks for Easter this year and have fun sharing sweet treats!

Make a Treat For A Random Act of Kindness (RAK)

Treat-RAK-1Today's project is a simple treat wrap that would be a sweet Random Act of Kindness for someone you know.  In my last blog post, I shared an idea for an inspirational card that you could send through the mail.  This paper crafting project is one you could leave on a co-workers desk, in your child's room, your spouse's get the idea!

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See the simple how-to in the video below then read on for project details...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper 8 1/2" x 2 3/4".
  • Score on the long side at 1/2", 3 3/4", 4 3/4", and 8".
  • Slip a pack of gum or other small treat inside the opening.  Use a little bit of adhesive to secure your treat.

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Treat-for-RAK-2I'll bet you know someone right now who would love this! Use this treat idea for a Random Act of Kindness for someone you know and brighter their day.

Make A Little Birthday Box

Make-a-birthday-box-1Have you ever found that you need a really cute little box for small birthday gift?  You know those little gifts that are just "a little something".

It is said that presentation is everything and while that might not be true all of the time, when it comes to paper crafting, we can blow it out of the water.

Our creations really can "make" a birthday gift that says, "I remembered it's your day".  Who wouldn't appreciate that?

I know that I can give our daughters a package of gum, for example, and if it's packaged in a handmade box or bag, they are thrilled and delighted.  I bet you've had a similar experience, right?

Well, today's little birthday box fits the bill.  Let's take a look...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The box base measurement is 5" x 3 3/8".  Cut two of these pieces from your chosen color of cardstock.
  • On one of these pieces, score 1" on all four sides.  This will be the box bottom.
  • On the other piece, score a little less than 1" on all four sides.  This will be the top.  Be sure to watch the video for clarification.
  • Cut designer paper as follows: 2 pieces at 1 3/8" x 7/8", two pieces at 2 7/8"x 7/8", and one piece for the top of the box at 2 7/8" x 1 3/8".

If you'd like the supplies to make today's projects, simply click the links below. 
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Delight someone with a little gift inside this little birthday box that you'll make and it will make your day, too!

Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- DIY Tiny Valentine Box

Diy-tiny-valentine-bag-1Today's makeover is a DIY Valentine box that you can make to be ready for tomorrow...Valentine's Day!  It's a tiny box just the right size for a pair of earrings or a few sweet treats.  The "different" look for the top makes this one unique and and really cute!

The original video tutorial features a birthday themed box with products from the past from Stampin' Up!  Most have retired or are discontinued but you can make yours with supplies and tools that you have on hand.

Let's take a look at the how-to for assembly in the video below:

Here's the Stampin' Up! Product List for today's makeover:

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper 4 x 8 1/2.
  • Score short side at 1/2 and 2.
  • Score long side at 2,4,6, and 8.

It's not too late to make a quick card or treat box for Valentine's Day. Here's another idea that you can create in a few minutes time!  Hope you will try this tiny DIY box to give to your Valentine!