Saturday, December 31, 2011

5 things for Scrapbooking

Five things I need to scrapbook:

1. My new Cricut Expression 2

2. Lots of Chocolates - any kind is wonderful.

3. New tools like a good Fiskars punch.

4. My trusty Point and Shot Camera with good batteries and a empty memory card

5. Good friends to share a scrapbook evening with as symbolized by the mug I got for Christmas. 

I am ready for the New Year. Bring it on, 2012!!

Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

A few cards

Here's my Christmas card. The papers and flowers were different as I made more. Inside it says "Scrabbling to wish you a Merry Christmas".  My siblings and I play lots of Scrabble on Facebook.

I got this cute bear from as a free digi stamp. I went simple on the card, using a sticker and some punched hearts. I did a version for my thank you notes for my Christmas presents. Yup, I actually used some of my own cards. I can make lots of cards but tend to forget to send them out to my family. 

Here's a card that I forgot to post when I made it. I used the Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder, a Fiskars border punch, and a sticker from Michael's clearance aisle. The stamp is popped up. I did ink the edges of the purple paper.

Sandy's version for Treat Boxes

Sandy’s version of Treat box, using 10 ½ x 6”double sided paper. Make sure your paper is aligned properly so when the cuff is formed, any writing or design is not upside down. Black lines show the size to cut out. Soft gray lines are score and fold lines, at the indicated measurements on template. Red Lines are cut lines. At the top of the paper, fold down 1” so the other side of paper shows, forming a cuff. Slide one side cuff under the other one before you glue along the side as indicated, form the box at the scored lines. Fold up the small cut flaps, then glue the large cut flaps on the small ones. Embellish box as desired and fill with small treats. I did Halloween boxes but you can use any double-sided paper for your own occasion.

Here's the instructions as we made them at the store where I do my cropping.