Twisty Treats Filled With Salt Water Taffy…Yum!

This Twisty Treats Sale-a-Bration freebie kit is cute on it’s own, but I decided to kick it up a notch with the help of the Spiral Flower Die and the Elegant Butterfly punch.  My February Stamp Night ladies enjoyed making this as one of their projects last month…especially since they could sneak a few pieces of taffy before putting the rest in the Twisty Treats bag.

The kit comes with the polka dot cello bags, heart printed twisty ties, 2 styles of printed tags, and the glitter adhesive-backed hearts to make 12 treats.  Here’s a closer look at my tag add-ons.

I did the flower in Whisper White, then used the Stampin’ Spritzer to bring the flower to life with a few drops of Tangerine Tango re-inker and rubbing alcohol.  I also really love the butterfly glued onto the Mini Metallic Clothespin.  And, so that the tag wouldn’t get destroyed opening and closing the twisty tie, I used some Baker’s Twine to hold the two tags on.


  • Tangerine Tango
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Whisper White
  • Silver

Tools / Extras:

  • Twisty Treats Kit
  • Spiral Flower Die
  • Stampin’ Spritzer (w/ re-inker & rubbing alcohol)
  • Elegant Butterfly Punch
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Mini Metallic Clothepins
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Hot Glue (flower)
  • 2-Way Glue Pen (butterfly)

These cute little cello bags are great gifts as party favors or just because.  There were extra striped tags in the kit that I’ve already used on other gifts for my Stamp’n’Share night.

Happy Gift Giving!

Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit – My Journal Project

I made a journal out of my Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit similar to the one Sara showed us at convention.  I got the bundle that included the Thankful stamp.  Here’s how mine turned out.  I only added a Champagne Glimmer leaf, 2 jump rings, some ribbon, and a few buttons.

The front and back covers are made from the chipboard backing that the kit came with.

Here are the inside pockets.  I alternated which way I folded the pockets.  I just need to add some photos and titles or names with my Chalk Marker that came with the kit.

I also stamped on some of the pages with the Magnificent Maple stamp and sponged the edges of everything with Chocolate Chip ink.  Get yours by clicking the Shop Now button in the margin of my blog or by clicking on the gift bag at the top of my blog.

Happy Stampin’

Spooky Banner – Simply Created!

My Spooky Banner Class on Sunday was a lot of fun.  Here’s the banner sample I used for the class.  I made it while at our last craft retreat.  Since it was a small class, I got to join in and make another one for myself.

Supplies / Tools:

  • Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
  • Build a Banner Simply Created Kit
  • Large Rhinestones
  • Basic Black ink pad & Sponge Dauber
  • Ink Refills:  Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit
  • Rubbing Alcohol for Stampin’ Spritzer (included in kit)
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Baby Wipes & paper towels to clean stencils
  • empty box or newspaper to spritz stencils on/in

On my second banner, I added some card stock punched with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch behind the circle medallions.  I also tied the ribbon on with a simple loop pull through instead of actually tying them on.  The lighting on these 2 photos is bad…sorry about that.

I am doing a “Peace” banner class in November.  But, first are my October Craft Shows and my 2nd Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack on October 13th.  I will do a post listing my October Craft Shows.  My first one is this coming Saturday in The Colony.

Happy Stampin’

Yippee-Skippee Calendars Project

Here’s one of the projects I did for my September Stamp Nights.  It’s a magnetic calendar using the Afternoon Picnic designer paper and the Yippee-Skippee stamp set.

Stamp Sets:

  • Yippee-Skippee


  • Basic Gray
  • Wisteria Wonder
  • Very Vanilla

Supplies / Tools:

  • Chalk Talk Framelits
  • 2014 Tear Away Calendars
  • Candy Dots – Subtles Pear Pizzazz
  • Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, VersaMark
  • 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
  • Dimensionals & Glue Dots
  • Sticky Strip for back of calendar
  • Thin adhesive backed magnet strips for back (I used business card magnets)
  • Clear Medium Envelopes for gift giving or mail in regular medium envies!

The Afternoon Picnic paper was the perfect choice for these calendars since the patterns on several sheets in the package are small enough to enjoy in the background.  I made these card sized so they can fit in the Clear Medium Envelopes to give as gifts.  I’ll bring some to craft shows in October and give some to family at Christmas.

Happy Stampin’

Spring Card Folio – Tea for Two

I’m exciting to be doing another Card Folio class this Sunday.  It’s been a while since I did this popular class.  This one will be Springy and use a lot of items from the Spring Catalog.  Here’s the cover:

It holds 4 coordinating cards inside.  The folder is one 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of card stock (score at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/4″).  The pockets are made by cutting darts in the center where the score lines meet so that it folds up easily and expands.  There are extra folds of cardstock (1″ x 2 1/4″) attached with Sticky Strip on the sides to reinforce the pocket.  Here’s the inside:

And here are the cards…two each of two designs with envelopes:

 Stamp Set:

  • Oh, Hello


  • Crumb Cake
  • So Saffron
  • Island Indigo
  • Early Espresso
  • Lucky Limeade

Tools / Extras:

  • Paper Doilies
  • Flower Trim
  • Needlepoint embossing folder
  • Chevron embossing folder
  • Designer Frames embossing folders
  • XL Oval Punch
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Labels Collection Framelits
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits
  • Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
  • Tea Time Trinkets
  • Basic Jewels – Pearls
  • Stampin’ Sponge
  • Sycamore Street ribbon (Sale-a-bration)
  • Crochet Trim – Victoria (24″)
  • Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon
  • Sticky Strip for pocket reinforcers

I really love how this one turned out.  I designed it while I was at my latest Craftaway Studios retreat with Tracy, one of my downlines.

Oh, also I just found out that the March My Paper Pumpkin kits are shipping out!  If you sign up before the 10th of any month, you can join in the fun!  I have a post about it and a link in the side bar.

Happy Stampin’

A Christmas Puzzle for My Daughter

My daughter loves going to the A-Kon convention here in Dallas every year.  For those of you that don’t know what this is, it’s a convention based around Japanese Anime (animation).   Last year was going to be extra special with hotel reservations and being there all weekend, but it just wasn’t in the cards last year, so I fixed that this year.  I bought tickets and booked the hotel room online for a Christmas gift for her, but how was I going to wrap email confirmations and make it look good???
Then, I figured some kind of scrapbooking was in order, and I thought, why not make a puzzle?  So, I pulled out some retired Asian looking designer paper and made a background.  Then, using Mod Podge, I glued more of the designer paper on the cardboard backing that comes with the paper and used my Big Shot to die cut letters to spell out “AKON & HOTEL”.

I thought it was too easy, but it did take her a while to figure it.  The first try she came up with “HALO & TOKEN” which was wild that that even worked out.  She was absolutely thrilled when she solved it…I got huge hugs and the look on her face as she figured it out was priceless.  We will go right before she graduates and she can also invite one or two friends to come along.  I plan to craft in the hotel room, so I also scored a weekend of crafting without too many disruptions!
Happy Stampin’

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