Makeover Monday- Stampin' Up! A Little Something Tiny Bag and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-a-little-something-tiny-bagToday's Makeover Monday is a tiny bag created with the A Little Something stamp set and the English Garden Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

It's the size to hold some chocolate or a non-caloric pair of earrings!   I've always found that treasures of all kinds are held in tiny boxes and I'm sure you can think of a treasure for someone special.  Let's make the box, shall we?  (Don't see it here? Hop over to You Tube!)

Isn't that the cutest ever???

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's makeover:

12 Weeks Halloween 2015 Week 1- Stampin' Up! Punch Art Treat Box and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-2015-halloween-week-1-treat-boxAre you ready for Week 1 of my Stampin' Up! 2015 Halloween Series?

This is the start of 12 weeks of fun paper crafting projects and video tutorials to help you get ready for a BOO-tiful Halloween!

This first project is a small treat box embellished with a punch art pumpkin.  Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on my You Tube channel.

 Here's the Stampin' Up! supply list for today's project:

Video Tutorial for Easy Watercolor with Stampin' Up! Classic Inks and Blender Pens

Stampin-up-tiny-treat-bag-first-cut-videoWant to see a video tutorial for an easy watercolor technique using Stampin' Up! Classic Inks and Blender Pens? 

Yesterday, we had the how-to for this tiny treat bag and today (as promised), you will see how easy it is to get this subtle look for your small images!

Let's take a look at this quick First Cut Video below or you can find it here on my You Tube channel.

Super easy, huh?  And, with Classic Ink and a Blender Pen!  You can see all the supplies you'll need HERE.

Give this easy watercolor technique a try and you'll be wanting to use your Blender Pens on many of your card making and paper crafting projects!  See you again soon!

Stampin' Up! Cottage Greetings and Pretty Petals Tiny Bag Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-cottage-greetings-tiny-treat-bagsToday's project and video tutorial is a  super cute tiny treat bag using the Cottage Greetings set and Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack from Stampin' Up!

This little 3D paper crafting project is made with a 6" x 3" piece of designer paper which means you can get two from one sheet of the stack!

Let's take a look at the easy how-to below or if you can't see it here, visit my You Tube channel HERE.

Below is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for this Pretty Petals Tiny Bag. You can shop by clicking the links below and your order will be delivered to your door from Stampin' Up!
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Thanks for stopping by today!  See you tomorrow with another First Video tutorial with an easy watercoloring technique used on this tiny treat bag with the Cottage Greetings stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July Upcycled Bottle with Merry Everything Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-christmas-in-july-merry-everything-video-tutorialSo glad to be back with another Christmas in July video tutorial featuring the Merry Everything set and Merry Moments Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

These spice bottles are so pretty and great to fill with some colorful treats for any holiday or special occasion.  I am thinking M & M's, Skittles get the idea!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial below or you may join in HERE on my You Tube channel!



 The Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's project is listed below.  Simply click on the links to shop and your order will be delivered to your door!

  • Designer paper for this project was cut at 2 3/4" x 7 3/4".
  • The tag was stamped on Whisper White card stock (100730) before punching.
  • This Merry Moments designer paper has both Cherry Cobbler and Real Red! Love that!
Questions?  I'll be happy to help!  Leave a comment below or email me at
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the Christmas in July treat bottle video tutorial with Merry Everything and Merry Moments from Stampin' Up!

Quick and Easy Stampin' Up! Fourth of July Treat and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-fourth-of-july-easy-fold-treat-pouchWe are packing today for a weekend trip to New Braunfels but I wanted to share this super easy Fourth of July treat packet and video tutorial with Stampin' Up! Typeset Specialty Paper.

This idea came from Sara Douglass, the interim CEO for Stampin' Up!   This version is dressed up with some die cuts from the Star Framelits and the Me=Grateful but you can use supplies that you have on hand and create these for your summer celebrations!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial below or you may watch HERE on my You Tube channel if you prefer.

Makeover Monday Paper Craft for Kids- July 4th Treat Box

July-fourth-paper-craft-for-kids-makeover-monday-6-1Here's a summer time paper craft for kids with an easy Fourth of July treat box for today's Makeover Monday!

This is an easy to create treat box with a few punched stars for embellishments.  I bet you already have everything you need to get started!

Let's take a look at the original project video tutorial below or you can watch HERE on You Tube.

Here's my Stampin' Up! supply list for today's makeover:

  • For an alternative, have the kids stamp the card stock to embellish before assembling the box.
  • To create the filler, cut thin strips with the Stampin' Trimmer using coordinating colored card stock.
  • Customize these boxes for any occasion.
  • This size box is just right to hold a a few pieces of candy, cake ball, or tiny cupcake.
July-fourth-treat-makeover-monday-6-1-15Try this easy summertime paper craft project with your kids for a fun activity they will enjoy and thanks for checking in for today's Makeover Monday!

Easy Tip to Add Ribbon to a Handmade Card

Stampin-up-new-in-color-ribbon-tipToday's project features a peek at some of the new products from the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog with a an easy tip for adding ribbon to your handmade cards.

Ribbon really adds a pretty touch to cards but bows and knots can make mailing difficult.  In this video tutorial, you'll see how to add the most luxurious of your ribbons without adding bulk.

Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube.  I'll give you some details on the new product used...can't wait for the new catalog to go LIVE on June 2nd.

Here's a look at the current product below...

  • For ease in cutting, place a piece of wax paper (from your kitchen!) between the thinlit and the card stock when cutting with your Big Shot. 
  • To attach the "hello" die cut, place the die cut face down on a non-stick surface (I use a Ranger Craft Sheet).  Apply SNAIL adhesive across the back of the die cut.  Lift and adhere. Excess SNAIL will wipe up easily.
  • The new Stampin' Up! Catalogs debuts next week! Customers who have placed an order from me in the last six months will receive one FREE soon!  If you plan on purchasing Stampin' Up! from me and would like a catalog, call me at 409-719-2853!
Thank you for joining me for today's ribbon tip video tutorial for your handmade cards ...give it a try!

Boy or Girl? Baby Gender Reveal Favors for Makeover Monday

Babys-first-gender-reveal-favor-boy-girlIt's going to be an exciting week in our family with our first grandbaby gender reveal coming up next weekend!

I've been having so much fun planning these little easy little paper craft favors to dress up the table.  The little onesie from the Baby's First Framelits can be "dressed up" for boy or girl.  I decided to keep it simple and used some of the retiring papers from my stash in Strawberry Slush and Tempting Turquoise Prints.

The original project was a Fourth of July favor.  The orientation is changed but it's still just the right size for a Ghirardelli Chocolate Square!  Instead of tying the ribbon, you can also staple it closed while securing the ribbon and providing the closure.  The chocolate square can be slipped in and out of the favor packet.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial below for the details or you can catch it on my You Tube channel HERE.

For your convenience, here's the list of available Stampin' Up! product used on these baby gender reveal favors.  You can substitute Melon Mambo for the Strawberry Slush.

Stampin' Up! Easter 2015 Easter Treat Upcycle


Today's project is a 2015 Easter treat upcycle using some Stampin' Up! products and containers that you probably have on hand!

If you're a DIY fan and love to fins uses for those objects that you collect because "you might just need it one day", here's an idea that you'll be sure to try!

Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube

Do you have any containers or bottles that you can "dress up" for Easter?  I hope you'll give this idea a try!

Stampin-up-2015-easter-video-tutorialThank you for stopping by to visit and see my Stampin' Up! 2015 Easter Treat upcycle project...please stop by again!

Makeover Monday- Stampin' Up! 2015 Easter Treat Pouch

Stampin-up-2015-Easter-treat-pouchToday's makeover was originally a Christmas project and now with a few simple adjustments becomes a Stampin' Up! 2015 Easter Treat Pouch! 

I know that you're probably disappointed that there is not a treat to be seen!  But, trust me, a jumbo chocolate chip cookie would be perfect for this project!

Take a look at the original video tutorial for the how-to then add any spring or Easter image to spruce it up!  You may also see it HERE on You Tube.

Here are the current supplies that I used on today's Makeover Monday project.  Those listed with a $0.00 price point can only be earned!  One FREE Sale-A-Bration item for each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping!

Makeover Monday- Stampin' Up! Cheerful Critters and Crazy About You 2015 Easter Treat Box

Stampin-up-cheerful-critters-crazy-about-you-easterToday's Makeover Monday project features a cute and easy Easter treat box featuring Cheerful Critters and Crazy About You from Stampin' Up!

The Crazy About You Bundle with the set and coordinating Hello You Thinlits have endless possibilities for conveying just about any sentiment for spring or general greeting! 

My stamp club had a ball last night mixing and matching combos of words and die cut thinlits.  My favorite..."YOU make me crazy" for the card front and for the inside "Just Sayin'".  Love it!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial from the archives!  It's just below or you can watch over on my You Tube channel HERE.

Here's the list of current Stampin' Up! supplies that you can find easily in the Online Store.  Just click below! 

Makeover Monday- 2015 Mini Valentine Treat Bag

Stampin-up-2015-mini-treat-bag-you-plus-meThis week's Makeover Monday features a 2015 version of my Mini Valentine Treat Bag.  This little bag is just the right size for a few treats and is easily made using one sheet from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  Add a few simple scores, cuts, and a tied closure and you'll have one cute little bag.

Let's take a look at the video from the past for the easy how-to for this paper crafting project.  It's also available HERE on You Tube.

Let's take a look at the supply list for the 2015 project.  To shop, simply click the links below.

  • When Whisper White craft ink on the Chalkboard paper, use the side that looks more like card stock.  Save the Chalkboard- look side for our Chalk Inks.
  • The Sweetheart Punch is on the Weekly Deals list which ends today!  See that reduced price above!
  • Try layering your punched pieces as in this project.  Using different shapes add a fun accent!
February Class to Go deadline approaching!
Create these projects with the beautiful Butterfly Basics stamp set from the Occasions Catalog!
Thank you for stopping by for today's Makeover Monday project, the 2015 Mini Valentine Treat Bag!

Stampin' Up! Big Day Birthday Box and Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-salebration-2015-big-day-birthday-box-video-tutorialToday's 3D project and video tutorial is a little birthday box featuring the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog and the Big Day Sale-A-Bration stamp set, all from Stampin' Up!

I had the need for a small gift box for a pair of earrings and the result was this different take on a familiar box!

Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on my You Tube channel!

Here is the Shopping list for today's project.  Just click the links to access the Stampin' Up! store...thanks!

If your shopping total reaches $50 in product (before tax and shipping), choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! There's no limit!  Earn a FREE product with each $50 you purchase through March 31, 2015! 

Here are the Sale-A-Bration choices used in today's project...

Conveniently Shop Online for all your Stampin' Up! Supplies HERE!

Later this week, I'll be back with a Card Making 101 Stampin' Up! video tutorial with a quick tip on making the tag for this Big Day birthday box so stay tuned!  See you next time!


Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Special

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Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

This little jewel of a Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up! was delivered to mailbox yesterday!  Receiving this little red box each month is crafting surprise gift to me!  I love not knowing what to expect!  It's always an on-trend, self-contained box of fun.

The January kit contained this adorable Valentine photopolymer set with oodles of treat bags to fill with sweets or treats for the sweet.  Take a peek at this month's creative escape video below or here over on You Tube.

Don't miss out on next month's Paper Pumpkin!  Click the links below to purchase your subscription for one, three, six, or twelve months!

Enjoy a creative escape delivered to YOUR door each month!  For a limited time, save $5.00 (sale price indicated above) on a 3 month subscription...a Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Paper Pumpkin special!