Friday, December 28, 2018

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Snowman Treat/Candle Box

Another quick and easy craft is loading up. These are super simple but make the cutiest little gift holders. This is 2 1/2"x3"x3" so it will hold a candle, cookies or lots of treats. Great for office parties.

YouTube tutorial:

Products used:

Cricut Glitter paper:
Non Stick Mat:
Score Board:
Tim Holtz Scissors:
Score Board:
TH Glass mat:
Pick Up Tool:
Art Glitter Glue:
TH Ruler:


Cardstock 8 1/2x9 inches score on the 8 1/2" side at 3" and 5 1/2" then turn and score on the 9" side at 3" and 6".  Cut up on all for score lines at the corner square boxes and cut away about 1/3 of the tab left.

The hat is cardstock 5"x4 3/4" and scored at 1" on all 4 sides, cut up on score lines and wedge.

The red rim bor the hat is 1/2"x12".

Pink circles for cheeks are 1/2" circle, and the other dots I punched with my hole punch. These are used for the eyes and the mouth. I just cut a small triangle for the nose.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Quick and Easy Gift Box and a $2.50 Gift Idea For The Kids

Here is a quick and easy gift box for those light gifts such as scarfs, gloves, small tea light candles etc. You could make it from cardstock and make it stronger but for these items it is good. I like making boxes like this for the little items my kids take to school. Also look below and see the gift I will be giving all the kids in my 6 year old granddaughters classroom. I am sure they will have a lot of fun with them and they only cost $2.50 for each child. Can't beat that.

YouTube tutorial:

Products Used:

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Arteza Dry Erase Markers: 
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Cardstock Celebrate Christmas:
Score Board:
Tim Holtz Scissors:
Score Board:
TH Glass mat:
Pick Up Tool:
Art Glitter Glue:

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The measurments are below as well as the photo for these.

12x12 sheet of paper score at 2",5", 7", 10" turn one turn and score at 2" and 10"

Cut up on the 2,5,7,10 inch score lines just to the cross scored line. Put glue on all the squares and glue them inside the rectangles. Creating the box and the lid at the same time.

How easy is that. Decorate as you wish.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Last Minute Gift Ideas - Hot Cocoa & Marshmellow Pockets

This is the time of year when we all feel the crunch. Time to get those last minute gifts out and hutty! I am putting together a few last minute gift ideas that will only take minimual supplies and very little time out of your busy day. Hope you enjoy them.

YouTube tutorial: 

Products Used:

Cottage nested ovals:
Tim Holtz die woodland:
Martha Steward edge punch:
EK  circle punch 2”:
EK scallop punch 2 ¼”: 

Here are the measurements for this piece.

Pockets are cut at 7 1/2x4 1/2 on long side score at 1/2, 1 6 1/2 and 7 inches. Turn score at 1/2, 3 1/2 and 4 inches.  Cut away corner boxes and clue these together forming your pockets.

Outside is cut at 5 1/2x12 inches. You will score on the long side at 5 1/2 and 5 1/2". Round corners. If you are wanting to make a hand hold then cut this in the ends of the long piece now. As shown in the video. Glue your pockets in with the open part at the top away from score line. Glue the bottom on the score lines on each side. Decorate the front of pocket if you want. And embellish the outside.

That is it, you are finished. Add your goodies and ribbon to close and you are all set for a last minute gift, that anyone will enjoy.

Thanks for watching, E

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Open Door Christmas Card Tutorial

This is a beautiful Christmas Card Door that would be lovely given to a teacher, postman, UPS driver or just anyone in between. It is quick and easy. All the products used that I could find are linked below as well as the video tutorial and measurements.

YouTube Video:

Products used:

Nuvo White Bizzard :
Silent night Stamp:

The base of the card is 7"x12" and you will score at 3 and 9 inches.
Cut panels out of the same cardstock at 2 @ 2 3/4"x4"
                                                                2@ 2 1/2"x3 3/4"
                                                                2@ 2 3/4"x2 1/2"
                                                                2@ 2 1/2"x2 1/4"

Inside white piece is cut at 5 3/4"x6 3/4"