Friday, December 15, 2017

Scor-Pal Challenge - Anything Goes - Holiday!

Hi there!

Just a reminder, that you still have a couple of weeks to join in on the 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!  The theme this month is 'holiday'.




Who knows? You could be our next winner!

Hope to see your beautiful creations!

Patti J.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday School Treats

Hello, friends!

I'm sharing a fun treat that I made for one of the adult Sunday School classes.  I didn't hear anyone say 'ewwww' on Sunday, so I think they must have liked them!

This idea was entirely cased from Melissa Davies, a very talented paper crafter.  You can find her blog HERE.

I had seen this pop up in her blog one day, and the very next day, I saw these cute chocolate penguins at Schnuck's, and thought to myself, "Self...you SO need to make these for your friends at church". Since 'self' is well behaved, and ALWAYS listens, 'self' created ten of these:


Pretty cute, right?

I used up some designer paper scraps that were lying around from other projects, and voila!  
A fun, yummy, easy to make treat!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Hugs and blessings galore - Patti J.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Tree Treat Box - The Cutting Cafe

Good morning!

Today, I'm sharing a cute gift box made using one of the fun files at The Cutting Cafe.
This box can be filled with all sorts of cute little things, and can be used for young or old, male or female.

I'm using the Christmas Tree Treat Box. Once again, I have used the PDF version. There were only two pieces, and all straight lines - easy peasy!  No cutting machine? No worries!  Just grab your scissors, print your pieces and have fun cutting!  I do have a Silhouette machine, but for some reason, it's not cutting correctly, so until I get some answers, I'll be using my little scissors!

The Cutting Cafe has a LOT of fun files and inspiration, and the holidays are just around the corner!  Regina has projects for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, New Years, etc., that are sure to bring smiles to recipients!

Here's what I made using the Christmas Tree Treat Box template:



I filled the little box with candy canes - hopefully it will brighten someone's day!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe often to see what new and fun items Regina is adding!

And be sure to check out the Cutting Cafe blog - there's always lots of inspiration there.

Happy Monday, ya'll...have a wonderful week!

Patti J.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Scor-Pal - Anything Goes, Holiday!

It's time for a new monthly challenge at Scor-Pal!

This month, the challenge was to create something with a holiday theme, and of course, more than one fold!

Christmas is sneaking up on us, so, I thought I'd make a box to hold a pretty scarf I'd purchased for someone special.

Here's what I made, using my Scor-Pal Eighths1/2" Scor-Tape, and 1/4" Scor-Tape:


Here is the completed project:



Did you know that you can make your own boxes for nearly any of your small gifts?

Here's how I did this:

I began with a sheet of cardstock that measured 8.5" x 11", and scored it at 2" on all four sides.


Burnish all score lines. On the box bottom, on two opposite sides, snip in to the fold line, creating 4 tabs. Trim the tabs inward a bit, to create a better fit, and add Scor-Tape. 

Begin removing tape liners, and assembling box.

Here is what your box bottom looks like now.
The box dimensions are 4 5/8" x 7 1/8".

Now you need a lid!
You will need to begin with your box dimensions. Your box width is 4 5/8". Since the lid needs to be a bit bigger, you need to add about 1/8" to that measurement.  Next, you will need to add your 'wall' height.  I chose to make my 'walls' 3/4" tall, so I added 3/4" to each side.
4 5/8" + 1/8" + 3/4" + 3/4" = 6 1/4"
7 1/8" + 1/8" + 3/4" + 3/4" = 8 3/4"
My box lid fit just a tad loosely, so if I were to duplicate this lid, I'd cut it just a smidge smaller.

Score at 3/4" on all four sides, burnish fold lines, and assemble lid, just like you did the box.

I cut a piece of white cardstock and glued into the top, for a sturdier box lid.
Here's the finished lid:

Here's the pretty scarf that I found at a Cracker Barrel nearby.

All snugged in tissue paper and boxed up, ready to give away!

Embellish your box top as desired, and you're finished!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope that you'll make something fun this month, and enter it in the 'More than one fold' 'Holiday' challenge at Scor-Pal

If we have 10 or more entries, a winner is chosen randomly, and that winner gets to shop in the Scor-Pal online store!  It could be YOU!!!

Have a great December!!!

Patti J.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Sketch Challenge at The House that Stamps Built

Hello!
Happy Wednesday ya'll!

It's time for a new Sketch Challenge at The House that Stamps Built!

This is a sad post for me.  Due to lots of things going on in my life, I needed to step down from the Repeat Impressions Design Team, and this will be my last post.  These ladies are like family, and I will miss each one of them.  Wendy, you're the best 'boss' ever - call if you need me!

Here is the fun sketch that Wendy gave us to create with:


 I didn't even flip this one, although I did think about it!!!
Here's what I created, using this Repeat Impressions Stamps:

 Sweet Santa has a puffy beard, hat and cuffs on his shirt and pants. Also, there is some shine, with the addition of Glossy Accents to the holly berries, Santa's eyes, mouth, belt buckle and boot buckles.


 As I'm typing this post, I realized that someplace on my work space is a small white pennant that is supposed to be on the upper right corner of this card. So, pleas feel free to use your imagination!

I loved this stamp and sketch - very fun and wonky lines.

Now, it's your turn!
Come on over and join us in our Sketch Challenge!  
Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful cards using this photo!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie    Kathy    Heather   Shirley

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Hugs and Smiles!
Patti J.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Anything Goes at The House that Stamps Built

Hello!
Happy Wednesday...

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built! Today, our challenge is 'Anything Goes'!

It's been pretty nippy here this week, so I was thinking cold and snow.  Here is my card for this challenge.  I used these Repeat Impressions Stamps:



This has lots of sparkle - feel free to click on the photo to see it larger! 

Now, it's your turn!
Come on over and join us in our Anything Goes Challenge!

Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful cards using this photo!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie    Heather    Shirley

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Cutting Cafe - Tissue Box Cover

Good morning!

Today, I'm sharing a cute project that was made with one of the fun files at The Cutting Cafe.
This bag can be filled with all sorts of things, and leans a bit to the manly side, which is something I always seem to need, and have trouble creating!

I'm using the Tissue Box Cover. Once again, I have used the PDF version. All pieces were easily cut out by hand.  No cutting machine? No worries!  Just grab your scissors, print your pieces and have fun cutting!  I do have a Silhouette machine, but for some reason, it's not cutting correctly, so until I get things figured out, I'll be using my little scissors!

The Cutting Cafe has a LOT of fun files and inspiration, and the holidays are just around the corner!  Regina has projects for every holiday, sports, etc., that are sure to bring smiles to recipients!

Here's what I made using the Tissue Box Cover:


Here's a view of the lid, embellished with designer paper.

And here is a view of the inside of the box.  I chose to have a bottom in mine for stability, but you can also use just the 'wrap' without a bottom.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe often to see what new and fun items Regina is adding!

And be sure to check out the Cutting Cafe blog - there's always lots of inspiration there.

Happy Monday, ya'll...have a wonderful week!

Patti J.

Project of the Week - Repeat Impressions Stamps

Good morning!

I'm the Monday morning hostess at The House that Stamps Built. It's my turn to share a 'Project of the Week' with all of you.  Today, I chose to share a tutorial for the easiest EVER treat box.


For this tutorial, I'm using this Repeat Impressions stamp:


Cut a piece of card stock to 6.5" x 6.5".
Score at 2" on each side.


This is what your 'box' will look like:

Cut off the 4 corners and burnish your score lines nice and crisp.


Take a small hole punch and punch each side of each flap.
Now it looks like this.

Burnish your fold lines one more time for grins...

Take some Baker's Twine or gold cording, and tie up your corners.

Decorate as desired.

Fill boxes with something delightful!
That's it - you're done!

Truly the easiest box ever, right?

On the dotted box, there were no added panels, green card stock was used for matting, and Baker's Twine was used for the ties.

On the striped box, I cut and adhered four panels that were 2.25" x 1.75", gold metallic card stock was used for matting, and Gold cording for the ties.

We hope that you will give this a try! 
Come back and let us know if you do - we'd love to see your finished projects!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Scor-Pal challenge

Hi all!

Just a quick reminder that you still have a few days to take part in the challenge at Scor-Pal! We need ten participants to award a prize, and we only have eight as of today! 

The November challenge was to use more than one fold to create a 'Special Gift Packaging'.

Hope to see your fabulous creations entered in the challenge!!!

Here was what I made for this challenge:


Have fun creating!!!

Hugs and smiles,

Patti J.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Inspiration Palette challenge at The House that Stamps Built

Hello!

It's time for a new Inspiration Palette challenge at The House that Stamps Built!

Here is the photo that we were given for inspiration:


Don't you just love these tiny, shiny ornaments?

When I looked at the Inspiration Photo, I immediately noticed the colors and ornaments, and that was my jumping off point!  Here is my card, using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:



Now, it's your turn!
Come on over and join us in our Inspiration Palette Challenge

Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful cards using this photo!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Laurie     Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Heather    Shirley   Donna

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Scor-Pal Special Gift Packaging

It's time for a new monthly challenge at Scor-Pal!

It's the middle of the month, and I'm here to remind you about the November challenge!
You still have lots of time to enter your project!

This month, the challenge was to create a special gift packaging.

With Christmas fast approaching, I decided to made a little box to hold some hot cocoa and fixins.

Here's what I made, using my Scor-Pal Eighths1/2" Scor-Tape, and 1/4" Scor-Tape:


Here is the completed project:


And here's how I did it:

First, I laid everything out to determine an approximate size of my box.
(Please ignore my post it pad - I forgot to remove it prior to taking pics)
After trying a few different layouts, I decided on a box that would be a finished size of 5.5" x 3.5", so...


I began with a piece of cardstock that measured 8.5" x 6.5", and scored it on all four sides at 1.5".

I burnished all fold lines, and trimmed in a bit on each of the flaps for a cleaner fold,
as shown below.  Scor-tape was added to all four flaps.

Here's the finished box.

Next, the box needed a 'back', so I took a 5/5" x 11" panel, and scored on the long side at 3/5".

The next step was to make a decorative top to the box, using a die, as shown below.

A piece of designer cardstock was cut to 5.25" wide, the same die was used to scallop the top,
and the length was cut to 6 7/8" from center point to bottom edge.
Add Scor-Tape to the back of cardstock.

 Here's the finished panel.


Adhere the patterned panel to the green base. Set aside.

Add Scor-Tape to the bottom and back edge of 'box, and adhere to your box 'back'.

It will look like this:


Cut 1 strip of cardstock 1/25" x 5/25" for the front edge of box.
Cut 2 strips of cardstock 1/25" x 3 3/8" for the two sides of the box.

Add some shredding material to your box.

Arrange items in box, wrap with cellophane, if desired, and deliver to happy recipient!


Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope that you'll make something fun this month, and enter it in the 'More than one fold' 'Special Gift Packaging' challenge at Scor-Pal

If we have 10 or more entries, a winner is chosen randomly, and that winner gets to shop in the Scor-Pal online store!  It could be YOU!!!

Have a great November!!!

Patti J.