ICS Blog Hop – Perfectly Packaged

Welcome to the last Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop of 2015! We are so glad to have you here! You may have hopped here from Deb’s Blog, or this may be your starting point. Just follow the hop along and you will be sure to see many great projects tonight!

Our theme this month is Gift Packaging and that is one of my favorite things to create! I love crafting 3-D items and this is the perfect holiday to really show that off! This project is also wonderful for the Stampin Royalty Challenge of the week and I will be submitting it there as well!
My project was created for my annual gift packaging class held last weekend. I love to do something Santa related each year. 
This year I used the Berry Basket for a quick and super cute project. This could be stuffed with anything from candies, to small gifts or even gift cards. This project is great for a guy or a gal and who doesn’t love Santa!
Thank you so much for stopping by tonight! You can subscribe to my blog on the right and never miss another post. I love blog love in the form of a comment, so please let me know what you think of this project!
Now it is time to hop on over and see what Darla and her sisters have created!
http://stampinwithdarlaandsisters.blogspot.com/2015/12/ics-blog-hop-perfectly-packaged.html

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Inspired by…..

Hello friends! Today I am playing along with the SSInk27 Challenge. I love design challenges and have decided this is a great way to stretch myself.
Fall is in full swing and soon it will be time to put these beautiful colors and textures away and focus on Christmas. I am happy to have a few more days to craft for fall. I wanted to make a coordinating card and gift item because I love giving away what I craft! I love this pillow box die and will miss it terribly when it retires next month!

 I did a little bit of rock and roll technique on the leaves. I wasn’t totally thrilled with them but the do look like they are turning from one color to another.
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Halloween Treats

Happy Tuesday everyone! I have an adorable treat holder to share with you today. I don’t normally craft a lot for this holiday but this year the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper was too cute and I knew I wanted to ordert it. I am so excited to give these to some very special kids this weekend.
These cute treat holders are made using the new Pillow Box framelit in the Holiday catalog and I think they are adorable. It is the perfect size to hold a few treats. 
The boxes were crafted out of the paper and then decorated with the Home & Hearth window framelit, a punch art ghosts and some small pumpkins as an accent. I think the kids are going to love these!
I hope you are inspired by this fun project! Let me know you were here by leaving me some love in the form of a comment. You can subscribe to the blog and never miss another post!

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Tic Tac Tutorial

Hello friends! It’s been a busy 1st week of September around these parts. Birthdays, youth outreach events, getting caught up from vacation and then friends in town for the holiday weekend. I hope that things have been going well for you! 

In July, I participated in a Treat Swap at Convention in Salt Lake City. My treat holder was an original creation and I have had some requests for directions so today I present to you my very first tutorial!!!! Creating something like a tutorial was very overwhelming for me and I decided I just needed to face my fears and do it. So, without further ado…..
Start with a piece of card stock measuring 4.5″ X 6″
  Using your Simply Scored Scoring Tool, score the short side of your card stock at 3/4″ and 3-3/4″
 then score the long side of your card stock at 5/8″, 1-3/8″, 3-3/8″ and 4″
 Cut some coordinating Designer Series Paper so that you have the following
2 at 2-3/4″ X 1-3/4″
2 at 1/2″ X 1-3/4″
1 at 1/2″ X 2-3/4″
You will also need a piece of coordinating card stock cut to 3/8″ X 2-1/2″ and scored at 1/2″, 3/4″, 1-3/4″ and 2″

Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the designer series paper to the card stock, leaving the top side sections blank. These are folded in and never seen or cut away.
 Fold along all score lines and crease using your bone folder.

Using your paper snips, cut on the first and second horizontal score lines from the bottom up to the vertical score line and cut a small V into each to make folding easier. Repeat on the opposite side. 
Next, cut away the top two side sections on the score lines on each side of the box. 
When you are done, your box should look like this:
Using your Liquid glue you can now assemble the box, fold your handle and attach to the top.
Cut a 5/8″ Velcro circle into quarters

Attach the soft side of the velcro to the lid of your box and fold over to find the proper placement of the rough side. Press firmly to make sure that each half is securely in place.
 Voila! Your box is now complete!! Just add Tic Tac’s!

I hope that you love this project as much as I do. If you would like a printable version of the tutorial, click here
I would love to know your thoughts on this so leave me a comment! Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog so that you never miss another post.
Hugs and Happy Stampin’!
Jen – The Stamp Diva

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Designer Bag


I found the tutorial for this bag on Cambria Turnbow‘s Blog. Isn’t it soooo cute! Since I’m still working on getting my mojo back I decided to give it a shot. I really like how it turned out. And it was much quicker and easier than I expected it to be.

For the base, which you cannot see, I used the retiring River Rock card stock. The Designer Paper is Ginger Blossom. The sentiment on the front is a SAB set from 2008 called Lots of Thoughts. I tied the top together with a little bit of River Rock double stitched grosgarin ribbon.

Inside I added 3 3X3 cards that coordinate and I will give this to my neighbor as part of her gift for her upcoming 40th birthday.

Thanks for coming by. Happy Stamping!