Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mini Calendar Project for Stamp Classes this Week!

So I try to make a calendar project each year, usually in January, for our class project. But I had a request to do it in December (probably a good idea, especially if you want to give them for gifts), so here we go! We have made so many different calendar projects over the years - and that makes it harder to find a new or original idea (or heaven forbid, create my own?!). And after many searches, I figured this out (with a little help from Carrie Rhoades) ~ 

We'll be using a 5-3/4" x 12" piece of Basic Black Cardstock for our base - and I Love this!! Just a few score lines and easy cuts - then fold and assemble!

And add just a little piece of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (1" x 3-3/4") sets off the black background underneath the calendar.

And then when you flip it around to the backside - this super cute, and useful pocket, with a little bit (1-3/4" x 3-1/2") of the same DSP on it, for a post-it notepad and mini gel pen! 

I hope you will be coming to class this week to make this with us!

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Creation Station Blog Hop - Perfect Packaging!

Welcome to Creation Station's Blog Hop for November! This month we are showing off Perfect Packaging! - Just in time for the upcoming holidays!

There are so many cute things that our Stampin' Up! catalog offers for packaging ideas! And our Holiday Catalog has even more to offer... When I saw the Acetate Card Boxes I knew they would be great for sending a set of cards, but I knew there would be some other great ideas for them. 

So I'm not the original creator, but I loved how the Acetate Card Boxes have been cut in half and made into various gift boxes.  

For these ones, I added the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper to the open top, half-Acetate Card Box. I started with a 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece. Then I scored it at 2-7/8" and 3-1/2". - That makes the back, the top and front flap.

The bottom edge tucks perfectly into the acetate box flap on the bottom - so no adhesive is necessary to attach it anywhere! 

And whichever treats you wrap and put inside, the backside of the DSP stays nice and flush with the box.

On this box, I used sayings from the Merry Cafe stamp set. And I added the Metallic Foil Doily in Gold underneath the layered ovals. (The other box has a saying from the Tags & Trimmings stamp set, and layered onto the Foil Snowflake.) 

I used magnets to close the flap, but you could use velcro dots too!

I hope enjoyed your stop here, and here are some more fabulous options for the Blog Hop ~

Thanks for stopping by,

Julie B