Tuesday, July 27, 2010

M&M's Favor Tutorial

I was feeling a bit ambitious when I woke up this morning and thought I'd put together a quick tutorial for something I've been working on. I've been trying to think of favors for my daughters upcoming birthday and came up with a holder that fits the fun size M & M's pouches perfectly. I needed something easy and quick since I have to make about 50 of them. This is my first tutorial so I apologize if it doesn't "flow" the way it should. Here we go...

Take a 3 3/4" x 10 1/2" piece of paper and...
...score it at 1 1/4", 5", 5 1/2", & 9 1/4"
Punch each end of the paper using a scallop edge punch
It should look like this
Fold back the scalloped edges...
...and fold in on the middle score lines
It should look like this now
Using a horizontal slot punch, punch one end of the holder then...
...using the punched side, mark the opposite side of the holder so that the slots line up
Punch out the marked area
Apply adhesive in the creased areas on both ends of the holder
Fold the flaps down
It should look like this...the slots line up perfectly
On the "back" side of the holder, punch slits to hold the M&M's pouch in place
The M&M's bag should fit nicely between the slits
Tie a ribbon through the horizontal slots...
...and embellish
Ta da!!
I hope this tutorial made sense. I love how quick these favors came together once I figured out how I wanted them to look. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Elmo Easel Card

Here's one more easel card that I made for our cousin's baby who is celebrating his first birthday on Saturday. I've been wanting to try and make one of those round Elmo cards that I kept seeing around for a while now but ended up turning it into an easel card instead. I like how he is on display now and seems to be saying Happy Birthday to the birthday boy! Such a fun card!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is off to a good start!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Skater Ian Easel Card

I needed a card for another birthday party we're supposed to go to this weekend. With another little boy birthday, it gave me a chance to ink up this Skater Ian stamp that I've had for a while but never used! I love making easel cards because they come together so quickly and yet have some "wow" power.

Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate all of your kind comments! Have a great day!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Monster Easel Card

Here is the birthday card I made for my husband's co-worker's son. His first birthday party is on Saturday and I will finally get to see how all of those suitcases that I made held up after she packaged them up with the little monsters she had made. I used the new SU! stamp set "Make a Monster" for this card. I was trying to make this little monster look like ones she is using for her theme and tried to keep it with her color scheme. This was a fun card to put together and it was quick and simple too!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Double Side Step Card

I recently got some new "goodies" in the mail and immediately got to crafting!! I needed a birthday card for one of my GF's and this is what I came up with. I used the new SU! Kimono Kids set that I instantly fell in love with when I saw it in the new catalog. After seeing Jenny's adorable monkey card a few weeks ago, I knew I had to give this double side step card a try and thought this stamp set would work well because I wanted to be able to hang the lanterns from one side of the card to the other. Thanks Jenny for the inspiration!! :-)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Jodi's Birthday Candy

Jodi recently celebrated her birthday and is offering up some awesome, I mean AWESOME, candy to share her special day with all of us!! You need to go check it out now while you still have a chance to win!! Jodi is super talented so if you haven't checked out her blog, while you're there signing up for your chance to win her unbelievably generous birthday candy, check out her awesome creations!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Suitcases Galore

I finally finished the 30 suitcases for my DH's co-worker (although I forgot to take a picture of the first 6 I gave her a while ago). I mentioned in a previous post she needed some help with centerpiece ideas and I thought these suitcases would go great with her son's Monster One-derland themed party. Again, I got the tutorial for these great suitcases from Becky Roberts (Inking Idaho).

Here's a picture of all of the little monsters she had knitted for the centerpieces...too, too CUTE!
Thank you for stopping by! I can't believe it's July already!!! Have a great day!