Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stampin Up!

I decided that I need to start posting the cards I make at my Stampin Up group. We meet once a month and our Stampin Up demonstrator (Louise) shows us how to make 3 cards or project (usually cards). We get to pick 2 and make them. It's so fun to learn new things. I like to think I have seen it all but just when I begin to think that Louise shows us something cool that I hadn't thought of! Thanks Louise!! You're awesome!
Here are the cards I made last week.
This first card was cool to make. We inked up an embossing folder and ran it thought the Big Shot (with paper) to get this very pretty flower. I'm going to use that technique more often! Also works with texture plates!

Cutest Little Frog

This was Carter's first Halloween costume. He was the cutest little frog!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Boxes

I thought I would give some instructions on the little boxes I made. It took me a couple tries to get the sizes all correct. I wanted the lid a TINY bit larger than the bottom, and I wanted the bottom box to show.

So first, the dimensions. The lid is 4 x 4. Score 3/4 inch on all four sides. The bottom is 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 and score 1 inch on all four sides.

After you score all the sides cut 2 slits on two sides along your score line and stop when you get to the inner square. I cut the two in the middle.
Then fold the sides up. Glue the sides together. I glued the small pieces on the inside of the box. Your box should look like this so far.

You'll repeat the same steps for the top and the bottom of the box.

The design on the top was from Stampin Up! It's the "Love you much" set. I actually stamped the image 3 times. Twice on white and once on pink. I used the scallop and circle punch from SU and hand cut the heart.

Blog Hop Winners!!!

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Welcome everyone to our Valentine's Day Blog Hop!!! Over the next 18 blogs you can expect to find LOTS of inspiration for Valentine's and Love projects!!
After you visit my blog you can go to the next blog which is Andi .

And if you get lost anywhere, just come back toAmanda's blog - love joy paper


I'll start with a scrapbook page layout. I'm guilty of not doing many "Valentine's" pages. I do many pages about my kids and they usually contain things I love about them. So this was a bit of a challenge for me to actaully do a lovey dovey page. :)

When I think of Valentine's Day usually the first thing that comes to mind is making Valentine's gifts or goodies for my kids to hand out to their friends or kids in their class. So naturally I had to make a few fun things.

These little boxes are pretty easy to make and you can fill them with all kinds of yummy treats!

I found a kit for these little french fry boxes at a Creating Keepsake Convention. Check out Scribble Scrabble here. I made my own pattern so I can make bunches more whenever I want. I thought they were so cute!! There's so many things you can do with them. I might wrap a couple cookies in parchment paper and place them inside these adorable little boxes! Great teacher gifts too!

I LOVE making these super easy little bags! Teachers love them. I'm sure anyone would love getting this cute bag filled with goodies!