DIY Card Box for Weddings, Showers or Graduation!

Hi friends! Have you ever wanted to decorate plain boxes for pretty storage? Today I am going to show you how to make a box to hold cards at a wedding, shower or graduation. It is a good idea so cards do not get lost in a pile or gifts or misplaced. Even if you do not have one of the occasions coming up you can still use the techniques I will show you to cover other boxes with fabric for gift giving or storage and if you are anything like me you’ve got boxes.

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One of my favorite writers, Erma Bombeck, said “I never met a box I didn’t like” or maybe it was “She never met a box she didn’t like” and she was talking about a crazy relative, either way the shoe-box fits! Watch the video to see how to cover one with fabric!

Supplies:
Cardboard box
Satin Fabric *Papermart has an awesome deal on satin fabric right now!
Hot Glue
Strong double-sided tape
Rhinestone Jewel ribbon
Lace
Rhinestones
Pearls
Optional: Flowers

Directions:
1. Open the flat. Use the box as a template to cut the fabric, I give 2″ of extra fabric all the way around. Save your scraps for making rosettes.

2. Spray the “outside” of the box with spray adhesive and press to the wrong side of the fabric.

3. Trim around tabs. Leave extra fabric around flaps and use double-sided tape to adhere the excess fabric to the inside of the box.

4. Fold the box back up and decorate it!

I hope you enjoyed this project. Wedding card boxes can be very expensive so it’s nice to make something classy and save some cash while matching the décor of the party. You can also use the satin fabric to make chair bows or covers or sew them into sweet little favor bags (check out this tutorial for tips on sewing on satin fabric!) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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A Keepsake Book…

Hi friends! Today I am going to show you how to make a woven album cover so you can turn any store-bought book into a treasured keepsake. I think this would be great for a guest book at a wedding or baby shower. I am using ribbon from Offray in this project. Be sure to check out the supply list below. Watch the video for a full demonstration:

For this tutorial I am using 1 1/2″ wide single faced satin ribbon, it is available in an assortment of colors so pick your favorite!
I used Contessa Ribbon in color Buttercream
and Navajo turquoise Single Faced Satin

Other supplies:
2 sheets white cardstock
2 pattern papers (end papers)
Store bought album to cover
Dry adhesive (such as ATG tape) and hot glue

Directions:
1.Trim the white cardstock and pattern papers to the same size as your album’s cover.
2. Cut you first color of ribbon 4 inches longer than your album is long and attach them to the short edge or the cardstock.
3. Cut your second color ribbon 4 inches longer than your album is wide and attach it to the inside edge of the album cover.
4. Attach the cardstock with the ribbon attached to the back to the front of the cover so the ribbon is toward the edge with the spine.
5. weave the ribbons together.
Flip the book over and adhere the ribbon ends to the back of the cover. Glue end papers (the scrapbook paper) over the messy ribbon ends.
6. Embellish as desired.

That’s all there is to it! Thanks to Offray for sponsoring today’s blog post, thanks to you for reading and til next time happy crafting!

Rosy Favor Bags Perfect for Spring Weddings or Tea Parties!

Hi friends! We got more snow today (luckily only a few inches) and I am so ready for spring! It may be a couple of months before I see any flowers in my garden but at least I can make them in my craftroom!

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The technique for making these gathered roses is so easy, all you need is a needle and thread and some ribbon. Using narrower ribbon will give you a smaller tighter flower. I used beautiful sheer organza ribbon from our sponsor Papermart to make mine:

Supplies:

Directions:
1. Cut a 2′ piece of ribbon and make a long running stitch along one edge. Note, if using narrower ribbon you can reduce the length of the ribbon. The longer the ribbon the fuller the flower.
2. Pull both ends of the thread to gather the ribbon. It will spiral itself into a flower. Glue on to the bag.
3. Tie a bow from a 1″ wide green ribbon and glue in the flower center OR you may use a button or rhinestone if you wish.
4. Add a tag strung with bakers twine!

This quick project is beautiful enough for weddings but also suitable for birthdays, tea parties and luncheons. Wouldn’t your guests feel special to receive a gift in one of these bags!

If you haven’t been to Papermart lately you should go! They have some beautiful printed spring ribbons and brand new kraft tags in 50 count packs, instead of the 500-1000 packs the manila ones come in, perfect for crafters! thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Decorating Kraft Boxes for Favors!

Hello friends! Yesterday I was playing in the studio with Macaroon boxes from Papermart. They are cute, inexpensive and sturdy enough to paint on!

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These boxes only take 3 minutes each to paint! Watch the video to learn how!

I love the little beaded drawer pulls, just be careful not to poke yourself putting them in! The boxes I used can be purchased at Papermart in quantities of 25 or by the case of 100.

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I hope you liked this quick and easy, anyone can paint, project! Til next time happy crafting!

Hot Pink & Rustic Favors!

Havin’ a party? Here is a fun idea for centerpieces and favor boxes that are quick to make, look great and won’t cost you a lot of money:

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I used these inexpensive supplies from Papermart: Scrunch Roll With Glitter,  Burlap Jute Mesh Ribbon,  corsage ribbon,  Frosted Flower Top Boxes, Glue Dots, bakers twinelarge unstrung merchandise tagshomemade shimmer spray, a waterbased marker, stamp and stamping ink, and wood buttons. As always you can substitute supplies for what you have on hand or for items that match you’r theme. Make it your own! Here is a quick video to show you how easy it is, have a look:

Let me know if you have any questions! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and til next time happy crafting!

Pretty Party!

I love a good party! I especially love hosting one and my favorite part of getting ready for a party is making the favors and decorations! Why get store-bought when you can make the perfect party decorations with crafting templates from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff and clear stamps from Pink Persimmon. It is a marriage made in crafty heaven if you ask me 😉

I designed the Fancy Cupcake box template to go with the Singing Birds stamp set. I love how the frame stamp fits perfectly on the mat, placecard and cupcake box. In SCAL2 and SCAL 3 the design will import perfectly to fit the stamps but if you are using other software just make sure the mat is set at 4″ wide (lock proportions) and you will be all set.

Of course you can cut the box whatever size you want like I did for the smaller favor boxes filled with gum balls. I also think these little boxes would be cute as wedding favors!

The boxes can be cut with or without the window. There are printable templates in the kit as well so if you do not have a digital die cutting machine you can print and cut. To cut the large cupcake box you will need to enlarge the pattern 150%. Directions and scoring guides for the templates are on the printable instructions.

This kit also comes with a quick cutting cupcake wrapper (say that 5 times fast!) and a scalloped cupcake topper. You can cut 4 wrapper from a 12″x12″ sheet of paper. Tip: Set up the wrapper templates on your virtual mat then fill in with the smaller topper shapes to save space! I personalized the cupcake topper with letters from the Carnival alphabet stamp set. I also used both the large and small carnival alpha stamps on the place cards:

After I made the fancy cupcake box set  thought about other template sets I had and how they would go with other stamps…I decided that this party needed a banner so I measured the stamps in the Big Banner and Rosette set and then opened my scallop banner die SVG cut from the Pretty Banner SVG set and set the size to 4″widex4.25″high and cut a bunch from pink cardstock. I stamped the large banners inside the die cuts then stamped them again on blue polka dot pattern paper, cut out the centers and layered them on the die cuts. Then I simply stamped the rosettes on scraps of cream (leftover from the cupcake box) and punched them out with my 1.5″ circle punch. I glued the layers together and clipped them to some ribbon with mini clothespins. Easy and quick!

What is a party without a favor bag? I like these scalloped favor bags from the Pretty Favors set because you can cut 2 bags this size from a 12″x12″ sheet of cardstock and they are plenty sturdy too. I used scraps of patterned paper and some pleated party streamers to decorate it.

You can make these party decorations ahead of time and you can save the banner to use again! Here is a look at the Crafting Templates from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff I used in this project:

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Here is a look at the Pink Persimmon stamps I used :

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Aly’s Sunday Challenge, Scrappy Frogs, Catch The Bug, Ellephantastic, Drunken Stampers, Crafty Ann’s, Fairy Knoll, Inspire Me Fridays, Paper Crafting Journey, Stamp Insanity and Make it Monday

 

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Girls Night Out!

Have you ever been a Maid Of Honor-a “MOH” if you will?  If so you know how hard it is to plan the perfect bridal shower or bachelorette party. Make you next bachelorette party or girls night out memorable with this easy set of party printables from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. It is print and cut, so easy!

You get 6 printable sheets in jpg format that you can print as is or customize before you print by typing in text on the invites, beverage ID charms and crown or simply print the kit as in and write on them with a pen. Either way you have a perfectly matched set!

The Bachelorette Party Printable kit is only $5 and you can print it as many time as you want or need for your party!

This set qualifies for the following challenges: 4 Craft Chicks, ABC, Die cut Dreams, (anything but a card), Corrosive Challenges (inspired by the 80’s-love that hot pink animal print;),  Creative Friday (unusually shaped cards),  Digidoodlesshopbest, Hodgepodgeshop, (anything goes)and Drunken Stampers (no stamps).

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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