Saturday, January 26, 2008


January's Project of the Month:

Okay, this idea comes straight from my upline from the demonstrator meeting this month. Credit goes to Grace and Thanks goes to Sue Brown for sharing the idea with me since I wasn't there this month! The picture is a little off - SORRY! This is such a cute treat box for Valentines Day, and could be used in so many other different ways. Inside the box is a cello bag full of candy with a tab puch attached for easy pull out. You could even just add a bag of M&M's or a small candy bar instead.Check out this site to get the directions. Make sure to click on: CRISS CROSS BOX TUTORIAL!

Another great idea from my wonderful friend Sue Brown:

This is a coaster (You can use Chilie coasters or chipboard coasters) covered in scrapbook papers and embellished. A magnet was attached on the back so it could be used on the fridge. What a cute gift for someone as a Thanks, or even a birthday gift!


These are made using the Scallop Punch and the 1 3/8 " Circle Punch.

For one: Punch (2) Scalloped Puches from Cardstock color of your choice. Then Stamp your image on another color and color in image with water colors, markers, or chalks. The punch both those images out with the circle punch. Adhere the stamped image to the Scalloped circle with adhesive. Then for the yummy part- sandwich a peppermint patty between both scallops. You can have these as terrific handouts at bridal and baby showers, or as shown here as a Valentines Day Treat. Sue put them in a cello bag with a topper. Another cute take on these is to add a bamboo scewer to them and then you can create adorable centerpieces. Just add some Green Cardstock as Leaves and put them in a jar filled with Jelly beans, M&M's, or Styrofoam and moss. These are flowers you won't be able to resist eating!

I love making cards with this versitile set. It's called "Loads of Love" and is found on page 39 in the 2008 Stampin' Up! Catalog. It sales for $20.95. there is also an accessories stamp set that goes hand in hand with this set. I love that you can make a wonderful "GUY" card using this set. But you can also make cute "Girl" cards too! This is using the flowers stamp in the set and stamping it multipul times in the back of the truck with a "Friends for the long haul" saying. I love sets that can be so versitile! Maybe think about adding this set to your collection.