FUN Treats & A Swing Card!

Hi friends! Today I have lots of fun projects to make!

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I love to make crafted treats and favors. I love combining scraps of paper with a little sweet or gift to brighten someones day.

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I also love non candy treats too. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth myself but I am a big fan of lip balms and hand creams (I keep one in every coat pocket, in my car on my desk and next to each sink) probably because I need to constantly combat the dry Maine winter LOL! So of course I love to gift lip balms and stuff like that too. I think they are wonderful gifts year round from stocking suffers, to classroom valentines, Easter Basket fillers and bridesmaid favors. Just change up the paper and you have a treat for many occasions!

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One year at a craft fair I made little paper purses with lip balms inside and I sold out in the first 10 minutes and got a special order for 20 more! I am going to make sure to have some of these on hand for my next craft fair! They are so lovely and quick to make! Do you want the instructions for these sweet treats and the whimsical interactive swing card? Well, watch the video and see how to make them!

This tutorial is sponsored by My Favorite Things where you will find the most creative selection of stamps, dies and accessories for your next card making or craft project. Save 15% on your next order at My Favorite Things with Code: FRUGALMFT from March 19-23 *not valid on gift cards or products in the “New” category

Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Double sided tape
  • Wet glue in a fine tip applicator
  • Ribbon
  • Clear Blocks
  • Cardstock & Patterned paper of your choice
  • Manual Die Cut Machine
  • Brads, pins or other embellishments
  • Hershey Nuggets
  • Lip Balm
  • Jelly Beans

I think these projects are perfect for the first day of s! The store have all of their seasonal pastel candy on display there is something so beautiful about the sparkly foil wrappers and translucent jelly beans that make me smile.  I just love the colors of spring and the signal that the long cold winter is finally coming to an end. Maybe it’s a temperate climate thing. I hope you apply some of these ideas to your next stamping project and as always happy crafting!

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Easy Easter Favor Boxes!

Howdy friends! Yesterday I showed you how to make an Easter Basket out of a cardboard box and today I’ll show you have to make carrot inspired treat box sliders using supplies from Papermart:

I used Macaroon Boxes, Tulle, Satin RibbonRicRac, Baker’s Twine,  Unstrung Merchandise Tags,  Corrugated Paper, and a Glue Gun and Glue Sticks. This was a fun project! You can really adapt it to any theme but I thought carrot colored Easter treats would be handy this time of year.

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They will stand up on their own or you can place them in your snazzy handmade Easter basket!

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Best of all the boxes come neatly stacked in a pack of 25 so you can have them always on hand for upcoming projects and packaging. I love versatile products, don’t you? Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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More Spooky Treats!

love this time of year! It is so easy to come up with fun ideas to craft with the kids. My copy of Scrapbooks Etc. came in the mail yesterday and my 7 year old was peeking at the cover and saw a cute bat Halloween treat box and asked if we could make one. I said “sure” and remembered that I had made a fry box file to cut with my cricut that would work like a charm to make these:

Fry box Favors! Download the templates below ;)

Fry box Favors! Download the templates below 😉

Aren’t they fun? I have an svg file so you can cut the fry box, pumpking mouth and bat wings with your Cricut using scal software. You can do the other shapes with scal too, just look under the shapes menu and if you don’t have a cricut I have a printable template for you. You can also use punches to decorate! I used double stick tape for the sided of the box and handle but the rest can be adhered with a glue stick.

When doing this project with your kids be sure to cut out all of the pieces before hand and have a pair of scissors, glue stick, googlie eyes and markers for each person.

Download the fry box svg file here to cut on your cricut. You can get 2 from a 12×12 sheet of cardstock.

Download the bat wing svg here.

Download the pumpkin mouth SVG here.

Download a printable PDF file of the above here.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!

Isn’t this just cunnin’…

…cute, adorable? YES! the fabulous Denise designed this baby carriage treat box and let me try it out! I love this especially since my sister is pregnant, I don’t know if she is having a boy or a girl yet so I’ll have to hold back on making more for a bit!

Crafted by Lindsay Weirich, Die Cut: http://dscrapbookingroom.blogspot.com/, Paper: Stampin Up!, Georgia Pacific, Stamps: SU!, Inkadinkado, Texture Plate: Fiskars, Ink: Whispers

Crafted by Lindsay Weirich, Die Cut: http://dscrapbookingroom.blogspot.com/, Paper: Stampin Up!, Georgia Pacific, Stamps: SU!, Inkadinkado, Texture Plate: Fiskars, Ink: Whispers

This is a svg file that you can cut with your Cricut if you have Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) software. Please visit Denise’s blog for more info on this file.

Card made with my Cricut and SCAL software, Stamp: SU!

Card made with my Cricut and SCAL software, Stamp: SU!

I also used SCAL to make this card, I welded 2 scallop circles together to make the base then ran the cardstock through my Big Shot with a Fiskars texture plate and inked the raised edges. The stamps are from Stampin Up! I scored the pretty ribbon at the Dollar Tree, they have tons of 6 yard rolls of organza, grosgrain and satin ribbon in gorgeous colors for a buck a roll! They look very similar to the SU! ribbon too.

What mom to be wouldn't love this?

What mom to be wouldn't love this?

That’s all for now, I have a few more baby treat box files to try out from Denise I’ll post them as soon as they are done. Til’ next time happy crafting!

Product Review: Scor-Pal

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post on making your own scoring board. That was one of my most popular posts, so popular the owner/inventor of the Score-Pal read it and asked if she could send me one! What do you think I said? YES!!!!!!!! Grab a cuppa something yummy and settle in cuz this is a long post.

The lowdown: The Score-Pal is a thick piece of heavyweight plastic with grooves in it every 1/4 inch or so. It lets you score cards, brochures and boxes as well as emboss decorative lines in your projects. I decided to use my new Rubber Cafe stamps and papers with the Score pal because the owner of the rubber cafe is a huge fan and tried to convince me that I needed one months ago! She will be so proud! Here are a few project I made with it:

Stamps: TheRubber Cafe, Paper: Basic Grey, Cardstock: DCWV, Dew Droplets: Robin's Nest,Tool: Scor-Pal

Stamps: TheRubber Cafe, Paper: Basic Grey, Cardstock: DCWV, Dew Droplets: Robin's Nest,Tool: Scor-Pal

The box was simple to make with the Scor-Pal. I placed my 12×12 paper on the surface and scored at 4 and 8 inches, turned it and scored again at 4 and 8 inches. Then I scored from the corners to the points and folded the box. You can see a tutorial of this project at SplitcoastStampers. I used the 6×6 Marrakesh paper pad to decorate the box, there was no waste at all! I gold-embossed the Feathered Fan on blue, cut it out and attached to the box. I’ve wanted to try this box for weeks but didn’t want to bother with the measuring but since the Scor-Pal has the marked grids this was a snap to make. Note: This is a surprisingly big box, you may want to reduce it in size.

This box is made by scoring the 12" paper at 4" and 8" on each side and pulling the corners up with ribbon.

This box is made by scoring the 12" paper at 4" and 8" on each side and pulling the corners up with ribbon.

To make the double gate-fold cards I used the directions printed on the back of the box, easy as pie! I used the feathered fan again as well as the new Lori Renn Love Always stamp from The Rubber cafe.

Gatefold card closed

Gatefold card closed

A gatefold card open.

A gatefold card open.

The decorative lines on the edge of this card were also done with the Scor-Pal. The stamps used here are Large Paisley Dragonfly, Small Paisly Dragonfly, and Together, all by The Rubber Cafe.

The scor-Pal is used to emboss the delicate lines on the edge of this card.

The Scor-Pal is used to emboss the delicate lines on the edge of this card.

They also sent me the Scor-Mat, this sold me on the product because I always need to have a cutting mat (or 3) out when I craft because I often need to alter a pattern or cut a slit for ribbon and the mat fits in the recess of the board so the Scor-Pal turns into a cutting surface. That means I can leave this out on my craft table. It would be a major drag to have to put it away every time I used it and I likely wouldn’t use it if that was the case.

The bottom line: The Scor-Pal isn’t cheap, it’s $39.95 and the Scor-Mat is $15. However it is rugged and is built to last so if you figure the cost over the years of use it’s not bad. Once you have it and start using it you will love it. I recommend this product to anyone in the market for a scoring board. If you only make one card at a time, or craft occasionally and have a limited budget you may want to skip  it BUT if you mass produce cards to sell or if you are a stamp demonstrator/teacher and need to prepare for a class the Scor-Pal will save you so much time. It’s also great if you make one sheet or die cut boxes. If you want it but are on a budget get the Score-Pal and see if a craft mat you have already will fit (and cut it if it doesn’t!)

I am enjoying this product, it hasn’t left my craft table since I got it and it is likely to remain there right next to my big paper trimmer for years to come.

To learn more about the score pal and see projects visit their website. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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