"And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit..." Romans 5:5

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Large Fry Box

Here is the Fry Box we worked on at Stamp Club this past Sunday. Using Stampin' Up! punches allows the creating of all projects to go by so quickly. On this Fry Box, we used the Designer Label Punch, the Large Circle Punch, and the Scalloped punch. SO easy... and oh so cute!

Many suggestions were made for what to put inside for a gift. Would you believe GREETING CARDS and envelopes fit perfectly into the pouch area?! Perfect gift! One stampers suggest an assortment of items for teachers (ie. pencils, post its, paper clips, dry erase marker.) All of those goodies would fit in one little pouch. Then, of course, chocolates were suggested by just about everyone present. he he he...

Here is how I created this box...

1. Go to ChicfilA and purchase a medium french fry (and a sandwich... save the cows, he he he...)
2. After eating your fries, cut the top of the box so it is straight instead of rounded.
3. Gently open the box and trim the bottom of the box so the bottom flap is about 1/2".
4. Trace your altered pattern onto a 12x12 piece VELLUM CARD STOCK OR PAPER. (Stampin' Up! offers 12x12 vellum paper only)
5. Cut out the vellum template and SCORE ONLY ONCE DOWN EACH SIDE. (There are other scored areas on the original box. You only want the single center score.)
6. Trace the pattern onto your choie of colored card stock. Cut out. Assemble and decorate.
7. Give as a gift full of goodies.
8. Enjoy the oohs and aahs of your recipient.

Have a great day in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Template Tragedy

October Stamp Club has come and gone but not without a surprise or two. Behind the scenes, I always have a minor tragedy take place that most members know nothing about. However, this tragedy was one that could not be kept concealed.

We were all going to create the adorable Peek-a-Boo Box shown here on the right. Everything went just fine for me to create the two you see here. Sadly though, when I joined union with my printer to print the club members' templates, my printer went on strike. Actually, she decided to just be naughty and not pull Stampin' Up!'s fabulously thick card stock through her little elements. Hm!

Soooooo... everyone still received the template but on heavy weight typing paper for safe keeping. They can make as many copies of this template on their own cooperating printer. An office supply store could also be of great assistance. Just take the copy and your SU! card stock to the store and ask for however many copies you need. The cost of copying is very inexpensive. Of course you can use a lighter weight card stock but SU!'s weight, in my opinion, is the absolute BEST for creating BOXES. When I give a box, I hope the recipent will enjoy the box just as much as the gift and that they will want to reuse it for a gift to someone they care for as well. So, the heavier of weight the box is... the better it will keep its form.

WANT THE TEMPLATE ALREADY PRINTED ON THAT FABULOUS STAMPIN' UP! CARD STOCK AND READY TO BE CUT AND PUT TOGETHER? Place an order of $50 or more and receive FIVE SHEETS (that's ten boxes total- two per each sheet) of assorted colored Stampin' Up! card stock with this template already printed on them. Just email your order to me. Once I have received your order payment, your order will be placed with SU! and you will have your goodies within a week or so. This offer will be good through the end of November.

Tomorrow I will post a pic of the French Fry Box we created instead of the Peek-a-Boo Box. The French Fry Box turned out to be a HUGE HIT. Stampers were sharing what all they were planning to put in the boxes as gifts. I love that about Stamp Club... sharing our ideas with one another. Can't wait for the next Stamp Club!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Google YOU!

Created this one for my sweet neice. In an otherwise trying time (most of you know what our family is going through right now,) she made me laugh this morning. She stumbled upon my blog. WELL! Imagine my surprise! For someone to JUST STUMBLE upon my blog... that seemed so cool. Then she sweetly confessed she was googling herself, he he he... (we share the same initials.) Thanks again, Kathleen, for all of your nice compliments. I'm not creative at all. It is Christ Who lives within me. I'm only "borrowing" from His creativity (John 1:3.)
So here's a challenge for anyone stopping by my blog... GOOGLE YOU. See who you come up with. You just might find someone you know. If you do, SEND THEM A CARD. Paper encouragement does more for the soul than we could ever imagine. Just knowing someone has thought enough of you to send a card can LIFT ANY SPIRIT. And if you don't come up with someone you know, send a card anyway! C'mon, LIFT A SPIRIT today!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Peek-a-Boo Boxes

Would you just look at how stinkin' cute this box is?! Let me tell ya... the pattern is sooooooo very easy. If I knew how to include it in my blog, I would. I found it on Splitcoast Stampers website for today's challenge. I love taking the challenges on SCS because it really forces my creativity to spark. Remember, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE CREATIVE TO CREATE! If you can COPY, you can create.
I will be sharing the template for this adorable box at my October Stamp Club. If you are able to join us, you will recieve a sheet of colored cardstock with TWO boxes on it as well as the template printed on regular paper for safe keeping. I will also give some little helpful hints for the assembly of the box. Some lucky stamper will take home the box you see here. I used the "Dashing" DSP (Designer Series Paper) from Stampin' Up! and the stamp set titled "Merry Merry." Join us at club! This Sunday (October 28th) from 2:00 to 6:00. Email and let me know you're coming so I have plenty of boxes prepared for everyone.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Bargain Books

Bargain books, indeed! Would you believe I found all of these cute little board books at a garage sale for just $1 total?! Oh yeah! I knew right away what I wanted to do with them. Check it out...

Isn't this just adorable?! I can't wait to fill it with all kinds of little wallet size photos. As a matter of fact, my little secret sister suggested this little booklet for kids school photos... you know, the ones everybody goes around "trading?" So cute! And talk about easy! Each page measured the same so I cut enough to make three books at one time. The Autumn Harvest set from Stampin' Up! is so fun and easy to use as well. OH! And the Apple Cider DSPaper! How fun is stamping in the fall?!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Would you like FRIES with that?

So my dear daughter and I were at the local Chic Filet restaurant munching on our shared LARGE FRIES when I discovered the size of the box looked the perfect size for 1/2 a 12x12 sheet of card stock. I started tearing apart that box in a heartbeat! (Wynne, of course, asked me not to embarass her, he he he...) Wouldn't you know it?! With a little tweeking, it fit right onto a sheet of 12x12. This was my results. Don't you just love it?! I did have to trim it down just a bit and since then, I am thinking the medium fry box would fit directly on half the sheet of 12x12. It is the same in width as the large, just not the height. And GUESS WHAT! Our regular size 4.1/4 x 5.1/2 greeting cards fit PERFECTLY inside this cute little package! I think five along with envelopes work very nicely for a great gift. This is what I plan to demo at our next Stamp Club. Last club three lucky winners took home the 2-5-7-10 boxes that were created. Be sure to attend October's club on Sunday the 28th. You just might take home a Fry Box!