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Tuesday Treats: Gem Box

Hey everyone! It’s time for some more treats!!

This is a super fun box that I saw a tutorial for, using the Envelope Punch board. Well, I have many, many tools, but that isn’t one of them. Well, I KNOW that I can make that without the punch board, so I did!

I used one of the sheets from a past paper pack, some embellishments from the Sugar Rush Compliments, a bit of white shimmer trim, some of the heart washi, and some twine that I had laying around. (We have had some severe weather (for us) so I’m trying to drive as little as possible) I had a few hearts from the Raspberry cardstock left from another product, so I added those too, and finished off with some Sugar Rush Dots.

As you can see, this fits 4 Lindor truffles, these are pink (fit the box colors!) and are milk and white chocolate.

This fun little box isn’t going to just sit here, this is going to go to Robyn! I had to cancel my last crop because of weather, and challenged the ladies that were going to come to do something crafty, and share a picture of what they created. For doing so, they would get an extra little something at the next crop. Well, Robyn was the only one that shared her projects, so she gets this fantastic little box!

Now, one of the tools that I suggest that you have in your crafter’s tool kit . . . a needle threader!! While, yes you can use it for sewing . . . you can also use it to get your bakers twine or thin ribbons into small holes!

So, the next time you are at the store, grab a package! They are usually less than $2!

I hope you like my little box!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a scrapbook page! Hopefully you will join me!


Scrap Your Stash : Christmas Morning

So, Saturdays are going to be Scrap Your Stash. Those fun things that you have had in your stash for more than 6 months . . . they may not be new and exciting . . . but you bought them for a reason! So, I invite you to join me, and use your stash up!!

So, I found this sketch on pinterest, and tracked it down to the exact location, and they even have a PDF download!!

I made sure to snap a photo of everyone that was opening presents on Christmas morning, and some of them are blurry and not so great, but, that’s ok!!

Now, the two different 4×6 spots aren’t glued down because I am going to be putting them into flip flaps when I put them in the page protector. I will be adding journaling to the page under those flip flaps.

This was fairly simple to put together, once I figured out what paper combinations that I wanted! I used both Yuletide Carol and Snowhaven paper packs. I used Watermelon and Umbrella fonts for my title, and used Photoshop to create the ‘shadow’ for it. Audrey helped me pick the papers for the words, and she is excited about this layout!

So, a couple of notes for you. . . . Kids LOVE to see photos of themselves. (at what point does that change, do you know? I remember being excited when I was young, to see pictures of me!) So, get the photos in front of them! Be it scrapbook pages, photo books, or even the digital photo frames!!

Now, the second note . . . you know that pretty paper that you got because it was just awesome! You know where it’s stashed, right? In the third box from the bottom of the cupboard, with some other papers that you loved when you bought them too, right? When was the last time you laid eyes on that paper? Not any time recently, huh? So, how about this for a mind blowing thought . . . if you put that paper onto a project, then you can share that paper with A. Yourself, B. Your family, and C. Your friends!! That means that EVERYONE can enjoy that paper that you loved when you bought it! (and let’s go Velveteen Rabbit here . . . all the paper wants to be loved!) So, I challenge you, in the next week, to pull out at least ONE of your “I can’t use this paper because it’s too pretty” paper, and create something with it. Scrapbook page, card, home decor item, a box, anything that brings you joy!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoyed my page! I can’t wait to see what you have done with your stash!!

Until Tomorrow!

~ Michelle