Thursday, March 26, 2015

how to create a fun little tag…

I really love giving little "just because" gifts to family members and friends.  Seeing the look of surprise in someone's eyes when you give them a special little gift, just out of the blue, is the BEST!  It's really easy to do these types of things, without a lot of planning ahead, if you have a nice stash of gift cards, gift bags, gift tags, etc. on hand.  I recently discovered that my stash was getting low.  I decided to use some fun little phrase cards from the "happy day" collection to create some quick and easy tags.  And of course, I had to use the coordinating papers, along with my Gift Bag punch board, to create some sweet little gift bags - just perfect for tucking in a delicious treat...chocolate anyone?!?

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

I trimmed some of the 3x4 cards from the "weekend" patterned paper.  I knew I wanted to use these cards to make some really easy tags.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

I trimmed the excess "white space" from the left and right sides of the images.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

   Then I created the top of the tag shape with my gift bag punch board.  I simply lined up the left edge with the "start line" and punched.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

Next, I flipped the card over, lined up the other edge with the "start line" and punched again.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc


tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

To finish off my tag, I cut a small square piece of coordinating paper from the 6x6 paper pad and added it to the tag toptag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

Followed with a pretty enamel dot!

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

I followed the instructions included with the Gift Bag Punch board to create a "medium" gift bag, cutting my paper at 7" for the height.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

I attached the tag to the gift bag.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

And now it's ready and waiting to be filled with a yummy treat for a special somebody...whenever the mood strikes!

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc



Thursday, February 26, 2015

today,the card set…

Today is last day I get to share a project with you as an official “’fetti friend” as my term ends the last day of February.  I’ve really loved using the products from Reverse Confetti and hope I’ve inspired you to at least take a look at their website and blog


Most of my projects over the last couple of months have been Valentine’s Day or Love themed. Not this time! I wanted to create a more generic set of cards.  I really loved the bold “Today” stamp in the “Right Here, Right Now” set and decided to use it to create a set of “everyday” note cards.


I wanted the “TODAY” to really stand out, so I used bright red ink (Doodlebug’s “Ladybug” Red ink by Colorbox) on smooth white cardstock.  I embellished each card differently, but used die-cut shapes, cut with the “Square Tag” and “Documented” Dies by Reverse Confetti.  I chose papers and brads from the “Anything Goes” collection by Echo Park Paper Co.


Thanks for stopping by my blog TODAY – and thanks again to the nice folks at Reverse Confetti for inviting me to join them for a few months! :)




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Speaking of “TODAY,” I’ve had the words to this hymn playing over and over in my mind since I started this project – so I thought I’d share the lyrics here:

Today, while the sun shines, work with a will;
Today all your duties with patience fulfill.
Today, while the birds sing, harbor no care;
Call life a good gift; call the world fair.

Today, today, work with a will;
Today, today, your duties fulfill.
Today, today, work while you may;
Prepare for tomorrow by working today.

Today seek the treasure better than gold,
The peace and the joy that are found in the fold.
Today seek the gems that shine in the heart;
While here we labor, choose the better part.

Today seek for goodness, virtue, and truth,
As crown of your life and the grace of your youth.
Today, while the heart beats, live to be true,
Constant and faithful all the way through.

Now…Go out and take advantage of TODAY – make it a great one!!!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

valentine treat boxes|reverse confetti blog hop…

Hello there friends!  Welcome to this stop on the Reverse Confetti blog hop! 


You should have just arrived from my buddy, Stacey Schafer’s blog!  If not, please join us at the beginning and hop all the way through – start HERE!

Our challenge for today’s hop is “ABC Valentine” – which means Anything But a Card!  Now, I don’t know about you, but I feel like “Valentine” is synonymous with “Card,” but I’m never one to back down from a challenge.  If I can’t make a card, I’m going to share some candy!


I started by using my Silhouette to cut out these cute milk carton boxes.  The heart shaped die in the “Puppy Love Confetti Dies” set was the perfect size to cut a heart/hole in the front of each box.  I backed the open space with a 2”x2” piece of transparency paper so the candy wouldn’t fall out.


After allowing the glue to dry, I began assembling the boxes and filling them with delicious candy hearts. Then I started working on the gift tags.


I stamped four puppies (three boys and a girl) onto some patterned paper – white with text. Then I pulled out my pastel pencils and added some color to each puppy.  After they were colored, I used the coordinating die to cut them out.


Next, I cut four tags with the square tag die (listed below).  I also stamped extra puppies onto patterned paper and cut out the bows, attaching them over the white puppy bows.


I added the puppies, the “I love you” paper to the tag bases and tied them to the treat cartons.


I love being able to create fun and unique packaging options for store-bought treats!

Speaking of treats…be sure to check out the special Valentine’s Sale at the Reverse Confetti Shop!



And now, please hop along and see what Sarah Gough has in store for your viewing pleasure today! As you are hopping along, be sure to comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate. Comments close on Thursday at noon CST and winner will be announced on Friday!


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