Monday, September 26, 2011

Trick-or-treat bags

A cute way to recycle shopping bags...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Getting back into the swing of things

Friday, September 23, 2011

Getting Focused

New paper + my favorite season = inspiration :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tea Time

I designed this mini 'box' while trying to figure out how to make a gift of some tea for my friend, Rebecca.
Using a 12x12" piece of card stock, cut away 4 1/2" squares from the corners. Score edges of remaining center 3" square, so you now have four side flaps. Two opposite facing flaps need to be scored from outside corners to meet at center of top, forming a triangle. Punch holes & set eyelets (if desired to make tie stronger) at top corners of scored side flaps. Run ribbon through holes on each side & pull closed with front & back flaps tucked inside.
For this one, I punched a 2 1/2" circle out of the back flap to make a window. If you like the window but want to fill with something loose, adhere a piece of clear plastic like a transparency sheet to inside of flap. You can do this for front & back sides. I used a 'Mega' 3D-Dot by EK Success (1/2" thick) to attach the monogram so I could stick the mini heart pins into the foam behind the scalloped circle. These make CUTE party favors, invitations, or just a little 'thinking of you' gift. Enjoy! -Shannon

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

more test-day treats

Hannah's class had standardized testing one day last week & two this week & of course after I did the first water bottle, she had to have them this week too! She likes it when I personalize things for her & it makes her feel special.
I tried to do them all different, including the way I tagged her water, especially with the ribbon. The first day I tied the tag around the neck of the bottle & today & yesterday I tried to be a little more user-friendly. As you can see, these two tags just lift off the bottle. For the red one, I used the same paper as the tag, from the Grade School Stack by Die Cuts with a View. The purple & yellow is from the Glitter Stack by the same company. For the gum 'wrappers', just cut a piece of paper to same width as the pack & score to be able to wrap the paper. I used only a bit of adhesive on the paper so the gum can slip out easily. Enjoy! -Shannon

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cute Cousins

I took some really cute pics of my daughter & niece last summer & made this 'frame' for my SIL's desk at work.
The paper line is We R Memory Keepers & as always the ribbons are from an unnecessarily large stash. I love American Crafts {everything!} ribbons....great colors, designs, & usually double-sided. The base of the frame was made from chipboard sheets as were the photo mounts.
Please feel free to post comments and/or questions about any design. I look forward to feedback! Enjoy:) -Shannon

Monday, May 17, 2010

Token of my affection

This cute little set of 'thank you' cards happened when I found the tickets.....Sending them off to a friend who is very far away but always in my heart.
You can easily scraplift these , even if you don't have the tickets....just use a hole punch, circle punch, or a corner chomper to cut away the corners. My shamrock is a Sizzix die & the little heart & mini shamrock are EK punches. Enjoy! -Shannon