Monday, August 24, 2015

My Favorite Things Die-Namics Design Challenge–Treats & Treat Boxes!


Hello sweet peeps!!


It’s time for another Die-Namics Design Challenge with my MFT teammates!!  We were tasked with the following challenge:


Parties, thank you gifts, thoughtful little surprises - so many different occasions when a sweet treat is warranted! Our team of designers is with us today sharing ideas for creating sweet treats with an even sweeter presentation. Our assortment of Die-namics will do the work - you just have fun embellishing and filling!


Fun, right?!!  I don’t know about you, but I’m not quite ready to give up on summer just yet.  We’re not a camping family, but I have a lot of friends and family that are!  And who doesn’t love S’mores?!!  Here’s my answer to the challenge:




What’cha think?  Would these not be so fun to have handy on your next camping trip?  A cute little compact treat box that includes all the fixin’s to make those delicious and gooey morsels that make camping the most fun ever!  Right?!  Here’s a close-up of the treat box and its contents:




I feel like you could totally personalize these little packages of goodness to make each and every camper feel special and loved.  These were super easy to throw together!  Here’s how I did it!


  1. Using the Scalloped Treat Box Die-Namic, die cut it twice from some Kraft cardstock.
  2. Stamp the In The Wilderness Background stamp on both panels using VersaMark Ink.  Assemble the treat box with some redline double sided tape.
  3. Using the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 die set, die cut a tag from Smooth White Cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment (performing a bit of stamp surgery) from the Roughing It Stamp Set, onto the bottom of the tag with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with brown embossing powder.  Die cut the scalloped tag topper (also from the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 die set) from green polka dot paper (from the Dots & Stripes Fresh 6x6 Paper Pad) and adhere to the top of the tag with foam tape.
  4. Using the Roughing It Die-Namics set, die cut the small campfire and marshmallow stick; assemble and adhere to the tag.
  5. Using the Dimensional Banners Die-Namics, die cut the green polka dot banner.  Stamp the rest of the sentiment from the Roughing It Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink, and heat emboss it with brown embossing powder.  Adhere the banner to the treat box with foam tape.
  6. Fill a cellophane bag with graham crackers, half a chocolate bar, and a marshmallow, and tie at the top with baker’s twine.
  7. Thread baker’s twine through the top of the assembled tag, wrap it around the top of the cellophane bag and tie a bow.
  8. Slip the cellophane bag full of s’more fixin’s into the treat box, and tuck the tag behind the banner.


All in all, it took me less than 20 minutes to assemble this project!!!  You could easily mass produce them for a fun end-of-summer treat!  I’m pretty sure you’d be crowned the Queen of the Campsite if you did!  LOL  Please click on through to the MFT Design Blog to be linked to the rest of the projects that my sweet teammates have created in answer to the challenge!  No doubt you’ll be blown away with creativity!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used on my project below.


That’s it for me today, sweet friends!!  I’m up to my eyeballs in new release projects, so it may be a bit quiet around here this week!  I hope you’ll understand – I promise I’ll be back just as soon as I have something to share!!  Until then, know that your visits here just make my day!!



Saturday, August 22, 2015

Overstock Sale @ Ellen Hutson LLC!!!


Overstock Sale Instagram

I’m quickly popping in to give you all a head’s up that Ellen Hutson LLC is having an amazing overstock sale!!  She’s got too much stuff, and is offering it to you all at 40% off!!  I quickly went through the available items and pulled together a list of some of my faves that are available now through Friday, August 28th!! I mean, come ON!!  There are some awesome holiday products!!  Who’s with me?!!  Check it OUT!  You can find all of the available items HERE.

My Favorite Things–Another Fun Fold Flap Card!


Hello my lovelies!!!




Happy Saturday!!  I intended to post this project on Thursday, but my days got away from me!!!  So much craziness going on around here!!!  So I’m popping in today to share this project, featuring some yummy My Favorite Things products and the same fold technique that I shared last week on THIS card.  Here’s a photo of what it looks like partially opened:




It’s super easy and fun to make!!  Here’s how I created it!


  1. Trim a 4.25 x 11” piece of Smooth White Cardstock; score at 3.25”, fold and press crease with a teflon bone folder.  Placing the folded panel back into a score board, score again at 5.5”, fold and press crease with teflon bone folder.
  2. Using the Stitched Circle Frames Die-Namics, die cut once from Lemon Drop cardstock, and twice from Smooth White Cardstock.
  3. Using the Raindrops Stencil (turning it slightly to the right,) lightly blend some Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink onto the folded card base to reveal some raindrops.   Repeat this step again on one of the Smooth White circles previously die cut (the inside circle that is created when the Stitched Circle Frames are die cut)
  4. Apply adhesive to half of the back of the Lemon Drop Stitched Circle Frame.  Adhere it to the front of the shortest flap of the card base.  Adhere one of the Smooth White Stitched Circle Frames to the back of the Lemon Drop Stitched Circle Frame.
  5. Using the previously adhered Stitched Circle Frame as a guide, apply adhesive to half of the back of the die cut raindrop circle and adhere it to the longest flap of the card base.  Adhere the other die cut circle to the back of the raindrop circle.
  6. On a scrap of Smooth White Cardstock, stamp the bird bath and bluebird rom the Things With Wings Stamp Set, using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Color each image with Copic Markers.
  7. Using the coordinating Things With Wings Die-Namics, die cut the bird bath and blue bird.
  8. Adhere the blue bird and bird bath to the center of the inside circle with foam tape.
  9. Stamp the sentiment from the Blue Skies Ahead Stamp Set in Black Licorice Pigment Ink, and heat emboss it with clear embossing powder.
  10. Apply a light coat of Glossy Accents to the water drops near the blue bird.


I made a video demonstrating how I made another card similar to this one, and you can find it HERE.  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.


That’s it for me today, friends!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!  It brings a huge smile to my face each and every time that you do!!



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