Thursday, December 14, 2017

Smaller Santa Pants With Measurments

A couple of days ago I posted my video from Splitcoast Stampers on how to make a large Santa Pants Basket.  Today I'm going to share my measurements for the smaller version of that basket.
Here's how I wrapped the smaller one and sold them at craft fairs.  Makes for a great little gift all wrapped up with a tag.
Here's the cardstock measurements for the small basket.
Basket Base: Real Red 4" x 4 1/2" score at 3/4" on all sides
Basket Body: Real Red 2 1/4" x 11 3/4"
Fur: Whisper White 1 1/4" x 2 1/4"
Belt: Basic Black 3/4" x 11 3/4"
Handles: Basic Black (2) 3/4" x 5 1/2"
Belt Buckle: Crushed Curry 1 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Basic Black 1/2" x 1"
If you missed the video you can find it here.
Thanks for looking and have a good crafty day!

It's 3D Thursday - Mini Scrapbook

Hello! and welcome!  It's Thursday so that means it's time for a fun 3D project with a FREE printable instruction sheets.  This adorable little scrapbook project was created by Sarah Wills.  Just in time for Christmas giving.  Filled with some photos, it would make a wonderful gift.
What an adorable front cover.  I love the little mitten and snowflake on the front cover of Sarah's little book.  See instruction sheet for all the products used in the making of this project.
 The sleeves are made from Stampin' Up! clear envelopes.  What a great idea!
 I bet you can't wait to make one of these.  what a perfect way to give some family photos away for Christmas.  I made some of these many years ago and will have to revisit this project again and make some up.  It's a quick and easy projects and would make for a fun class.  Below please enjoy the FREE downloadable Project Sheet.
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty good day!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Santa Pants Basket

Hello everyone!  I am super excited to have had the privilege of being a guest tutorial author on Splitcoaststampers and today is the day that it will post.   A fun Christmas Basket shaped like Santa's Pants.  

Here's the video tutorial I made for my project.  A written version can be found on   I hope you enjoy it!  Thanks for looking!

I will be posting measurements for a smaller version shown below in a few days so be sure and check back.

Have a good day, everyone!     

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Time For 3D Thursday With An Advent Calendar

Hi everyone and welcome to yet another great 3D thursday Project.  This week Jenn Gulch has created a stunning Advent Calendar using our mini boxes and Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper paired up with Stampin' Up! Large Number Thinlit Dies.
What a darling project this is!  My grandsons are gonna love this one for sure.
So much little detail put into designing the front of each little box.  It is sure to be a favorite in your house for years to come.  If you would like FREE directions on how to make this project just click on the link below and print it out.  As always if you need to order anything to complete your project please click on my "shop now" button and order away!  Have a great day everyone!  Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

3D Thursday Is Here With A Cute Snowman Hershey Bar Wrap.

Hello! and welcome to another 3D Thursday!  Today's project was created by me.  I've been working on craft fair treats and the Hershey Bar Wraps seem to be one of my best sellers.  Today's project is the Snowman Wrap I created.
What a fun stocking stuffer this would be.  This little cutie was very simple to make.  Cardstocks I used for this project were: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Lime Twist.  Punches are a crafters best friend when it comes to making things like this.  So I grabbed my Cookie Cutter Punch and Holly Berry Punch and went about making eyes, buttons and a mouth.  I used a scrap of Red Fleece for his scarf that I had left from another project.
I used the little tag die from the Crate thinlit set to create a sweet little tag and stamped Merry Christmas in Black from the stamp set Seasonal Chums.  I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  If you would like to make your own Snowman Hershey Bar Wrap you can download the Project Sheet for FREE below.
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

3-D Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone!  Today the 3-D Thursday Team is taking a break.  We will be back next Thursday with another fun FREE 3D Project for you complete with directions.  Be sure and come back.
Hoping you all have a wonderful day full of family and friends.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

3D Thursday Is Here With A Cute Little Mitten Treat Holder.

Welcome to 3D Thursday!  This week we have a cute little treat for you made with the Smitten Mitten Bundle created by the very talented Debbie Henderson.
And here it is...
I love the soft colors she used for her project, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride.  The colors togther make for a warm fuzzy feeling treat box.
The backside is just as cute as the front.
From the top you can see the cute little treat she has tucked inside.  Tied up with some of Stampin' Up! Jute Twine.  If you would like to recreate your own Mitten Treat you can download the FREE Project Sheet below.

Stampin Friends - Happy Holidays Hop

Hello!  Welcome to this month's Stampin Friends Happy Holidays Blog Hop.  I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far and have gotten some inspiration for some crafty fun.
Now it's my turn to inspire you.
I decided to have some fun with a couple of the "Ho, Ho, Ho" stamps and created a Santa Suit Card and a Hershey Bar Wrap to match.
Focusing on making buttons from the stamps, I used our 3/4" Circle Punch for the sayings and the 1" Circle Punch for the black background behind them.  The "Ho, Ho, Ho" stamp is from the stamp set "Labels To Love".  Using the "Seaside" Emboss Folder gave the Whisper White Cardstock a fur like look.  Cardstock used: Real Red for the Santa Suit and Basic Black for the Belt and Crushed Curry for the Buckle.  I popped up the buttons and buckle with Dimensional.
A simple "Merry Christmas" stamped on the inside finishes the card.
For the Hershey wrap I used the stamp set from "Oh, What Fun", the 1/2" Circle Punch and the 3/4" Circle Punch.  Since the Hershey Bar was a bit longer than the card I though a beard might be good to add to the top.  Using a "Heart" Framelit from the "Sweet And Sassy" set I embossed it with the "Seaside" Folder and trimmed it before adding dimensionals to it and adding it to the top of the wrapper.
Since I wanted to add a saying to the inside, I tied a piece of Stampin' Up! Gold Trimmed Ribbon around with a tag saying "Merry Christmas".
I hope you have enjoyed my fun little projects and will try some of your own.
This month's Give-A-Way is the stamp set Merry Patterns.
Please be sure and read to see how you can have a chance to win this exclusive Hostess Set.
Congrats to last month's winner, Cheryl Schuessler! 
Now let's hop on over to see what creative Holiday Projects the very creative Melissa Thomas has for us!
Have a great day, everyone!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Inky Friends - Presenting The Gifts Blog Hop

Greetings all!  Thanks so much for dropping by to check out our Hop.  This is going to be such a fun hop.  I can't wait to see all the fun ideas my Inky Friends have in store for us.  If you are following the hop in order then you have just arrived from the ever so create Shelley Zarling and her blog Miss Mad Stamper.  Fantastic work!
Now it's my turn.
The stamp set / bundle I chose to showcase is called Smitten Mittens / Many Mittens.
So many fun possibilities with this set and thinlit dies.  I chose to decorate a gift bag and made some fun Hershey bar treat holders.
On the backside of my mittens I stamp the "to" and "from" stamp making them into a gift tag hanging from some of our pretty red glitter cord.
Ok now some of you may laugh at what I'm about to tell you...but one of the things that really got me hooked over 13 years ago to Stampin' Up! was that the demo showed us that you could make your own designer tissue paper just by stampin on it.  It was a "WOW" moment for me. Seriously, I was hooked after that, well and a few other things.  But this is one of the most fun and gratifying things to do and is so simple.
Now this little project right here is why I decided to get this set / bundle.  I thought the mitten thinlits would be perfect to make into little Hershey Treat Holders.  And I was right!
Here's a side view of them.  Check back next week and I will show you how I did it.  So that's all I have for you folks.  Now it's time to hop over to the very talented Sharleen Luciano's blog: Stampin With Shar .  Can't wait to see the creative things she has made for us.  
Happy Hopping everyone!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

3-D Thursday Is Here With Some Fun Table Favors

Hi everybody and welcome to another addition of 3-D Thursday.  Every Thursday you will find a fun project with a FREE downloadable Project Sheet.  This weeks project is brought to you by the very talented Sarah Wills.  She has got a pair of cute Table Favor ideas for you that is sure to please any adult or child. 
So here you go!
Cute little handmade pizza boxes.  Wonder what's inside?
For the adults at your table, you can create some of these beautiful boxes decorated using Stampin' Up! Year Of Cheer DSP.
The inside is packed full of chocolate Rolos. But other chocolates will fit too.
For the kiddos, a fun nutcracker box decorated using our Christmas Around the World DSP on the top and Be Merry DSP for the sides and inside.
The kids table favor is actually a game of Tic Tac Toe.  What kid wouldn't enjoy this at the table.  Actually the grownup kids would too.  
So if you are ready to make your own little pizza box you can download the directions for FREE below by clicking on the link.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and if you would like to order any of the supplies needed to make this project you can click on the shop now button on the left hand side of my blog and it will take you to my store.
Have a good day!