Last Days of Buy 3 Get 1 Free!!


Apples will always make me think of my days as an elementary school teacher.  Wouldn’t this be cute paper to use for a thank you gift to a teacher??

This bag is quite easy to make.  You score a few lines, cut, add adhesive and you’re done!  Start with a  6″ x 12″ piece of paper.  On the 12″ side, score @ 4″, 5-1/2″, 9-1/2″ & 11″.  On the 6″ side, score @ 4-1/2″ (this will be the bottom of your box so if you have a design on the paper, make sure it’s going the correct direction).  Fold on all the score lines and cut up to the 4-1/2″ score line.  See the picture below.


Next, on the front of the box, apply adhesive as shown in the picture below.


Turn your paper over to the inside of the box and place adhesive as shown. That one flap will hold the bottom together so add adhesive to the entire panel.


Now it’s time to put the box together.  Bring the small flap with adhesive (on the end),  over to the other side to form the box.  To make the bottom of the box, bring in the two small flaps first, then the piece WITH adhesive.  Close it up with the last flap which will be attaching to the adhesive.

You can use a clip as I did or leave it open.  Below are two more samples. I didn’t decorate the one the left because I thought it looked so pretty with the peaches.  All of the products I used to make my bags can be found at the bottom of the post.



This paper is currently on sale, but only until tomorrow, October 31st!   Mix and match any of the papers below for the Buy Three, Get One Free sale! Simply enter all four papers in your online order and the 4th one will automatically come up FREE.






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You’re in My Thoughts

Thoughts of You

Hi Friends!

Earlier this week I sent this card to a friend to let her know that I’ll be thinking of her on Monday.  Her mom passed away in November and Monday would have been her birthday.  It’s always so hard to convey that you care to people who are grieving.  My father passed away almost seven years ago (it is shocking to write this and know it has been so long since that awful day).  My mom received cards on the first anniversary of his death and it was such a comfort knowing that people remembered and cared enough to send a card.

I wanted my sentiment, You’re in My Thoughts, to be the focal point of the card so I used the stamp set Thoughtful Branches.  I was late to the game on purchasing this set.  Funny how something doesn’t appeal to you and then you just HAVE to have it.  I love sets with beautiful fonts and this one is perfect.  If you think you want to add this to your collection, it is only available until August 31st and it has a matching Framelit. You can buy it as a bundle and save 10% or purchase the stamp set or the Framelit separately.

Thoughtful Branches stamp set

I used Blooms and Bliss paper (new in the Annual Catalog) with Mint Macaron cardstock.  Rich Razzleberry gives it a nice pop of color.  I punched my flowers out with the Petite Petals punch and used a sponge dauber to add some color around the edges.  I wanted a teeny tiny flower in the middle and the Tree Builder punch came to the rescue.  I also added some Wink of Stella to add glitter to each Petite Petals flower.

Tree Builder Punch

Tree Builder Punch


Many thanks to fellow SU! Demonstrator, Dena Rekow, for the inspiration for this card.

Have a terrific day!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Product List – Below I’ve listed the products I used to make my card.  Clicking on any of them will take you to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Glue Dots


In My Thoughts

You're in My Thoughts

My granddaughter turned three on Friday and we had a family get together on Saturday to celebrate!  My mom and sister drove down on Wednesday and left yesterday.  We had fun being together and we were busy every day! It is always so sad when family leaves. My daughter sent this to me and it sure does put the sadness into perspective.


I haven’t been in my craft room for days but today I have a card that I made several weeks ago for a friend.  It’s hard to tell in the picture but I used Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point for the layers and I sponged the flowers with both of these colors as well.  The butterfly is also made from Rich Razzleberry using the Bold Butterfly Framelits. I used one of our new embossing folders in the annual catalog called Elegant Dots.

Flowers up close

I used the Petite Petals punch and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.   Sponge Daubers were used to add ink to the edges of the flowers and I finished them off with a pearl in each center (I used two different sizes).

My sentiment is from the host set Best Thoughts.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Glue Dots


Big Shot




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I’ve made a video for this card and will post it on Friday!  Take Care and hope your week is going well!



I posted this card a few days ago and I’ve made a video to go with it.  One of my goals this year is to not be so hard on myself.  Sometimes I expect whatever I do to be perfect, especially putting something out on the internet!!!!  I’ve wanted to do videos for a long time and I decided that I just need to jump in.  I heard a great quote a few weeks ago and I’ve been mulling it over in my mind, “Perfection is the enemy of progress.”  My videos will continue to get better over time but I have to just jump in and START!  So, here is my video for this card!