Friday, October 28, 2016

Flip Top Fun Boxes

This is what the box looks like prior to folding and gluing. That picture is of a box 2"x3" in size when finished. The boxes that I'm going to show you, are 3.5"x4".

Step 1:
Start with 5.5"X11" sheet of cardstock

Step 2:
Score on long side at 3", 4", 8", and 9"

Step 3:
Turn paper and score on short side at 1" and 4.5"

Step 3:
Snip along score mark long side at 3", only 1" then stop at intersecting score line. Turn paper and snip one inch to next intersecting score line. Repeat on opposite side. Slightly trim flaps so they tuck nicely when folded.

Step 4:
Snip at 8" and 9" mark to intersecting score lines. Cut diagonally from 9" to 8" to make triangular flap. Repeat on opposite side.

Step 5:
Fold over at 8" then trim the corners that stick out to match the edge of the triangle flaps you just cut.

Step 6:
Fold bottom of box by tucking the odd looking flaps in and gluing outside of box.

Step 7:
Glue triangle flaps to create the top lid of the box.

To make a band for this size box, use a strip of matching paper/cardstock 1"x10and3/8". Score at 3and1/8", 4.25", 8and3/8", and at 9.5". Apply a 1-1.5" circle to the underside of bands where they come together. Now on top of band, glue a scallop, 1.5-2" in size. Embellish as you'd like.

Viola! Decorate as you wish!

Or, for Halloween, create a monster and fill with treats!

 Dimensions for the mini box are as follows:
4"x8.5" sheet of paper
Score on long side at 2", 3", 6", 7"
Score on short side at 1" and 3"



Tuesday, October 25, 2016



Halloween is right around the corner! Have you been Boo-ed yet? I created this fun BOO tag using stamp sets that I designed which are currently available at The Cutting Cafe.

Main Supplies:

This is a fun tag that is simple to create, even for a beginner. Here's a look at the front:

After creating this tag, I wish I did something a bit different. I should have stamped HAPPY HALLOWEEN at the bottom of the candy corn tag. I think I'll do that for my second one.

That's all for now! I hope I've inspired you to get your craft on! Toodles!



Thursday, January 28, 2016

For My Followers

From Blogger for my followers....

FYI for anyone using Blogger:
In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.
As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.
We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post) that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.
We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.
Thank you,
Blogger support team

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Valentine's Day Inspiration

Do you need some inspiration for Valentine (or really any LOVE) card? Look no more! This video created by me for The Robin's Nest, is less than 2 minutes long and is sure to inspire you to get YOUR craft on!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Blog Hop Crafting Station Club Winners

And the winners from the Sweet 16 Birthday Blog Hop for the Crafting Station Club Membership for 6 months are:
(Drumroll Please)

Melissa "Sunshine HoneyBee"
cghundley (Carla from Utah)
Maria Calderone

Every effort will be made to contact you and verify an email address where you can receive monthly emails full of crafty goodies. 

Congrats everyone!