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Roomie Gifts…

Today is a travel day to Salt Lake City.  Since my son was flying to SLC today too, our flights will hook up in Atlanta.  One-on-one time with adult child…Yay!  It just never happens anymore.

Tomorrow I will be gifting these 2018 desk calendars to my roomies and some others…

They are the size of a normal vertical greeting card.

Of course I had to add the “Billie Bow”!

The “stand” helps to keep the calendar upright.

Do you need small gifts for the holidays or maybe a craft show booth?  These make sweet, useful gifts…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Coffee Break Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Soft Sky, Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Coffee Cafe’
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, 2018 preprinted calendar, Gold Library Clips


  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with Bone Folder
  • The Early Espresso layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL.
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to Early Espresso layer with SNAIL.
  • The small Early Espresso layer is 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ attached center bottom of card front with SNAIL.
  • I printed my own calendar, but have in the past ordered them preprinted $4 for 10 calendars here.  Attach to Early Espresso with SNAIL.  Add gold library clip at top .
  • The cup lid, heart and sleeve were stamped on Thick Whisper White and cut out with coordinating framelit die.
  • The cup was stamped on Crumb Cake in Early Espresso and cut out with coordinating framelit die.
  • Tombow glue lid to cup.  Tie a piece of Linen Thread around lid to add heart.  Make bow (see video here) and attach to lid with glue dots.
  • The “stand” is 4-1/4″ x 3″ of Thick Whisper White scored on long side at 1/2″, 1-1/2″ and 2-1/2″.  Mountain fold and attach with Tear Tape on the 1/2″ tab to the inside front and back of card.

How easy was that?  And it’s the gift that keeps on giving…All.  Year.  Long.

Hope you enjoyed this little calendar and you’ll come back each day to view the projects I have planned for this week.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Hope you are hanging with me this exciting week and keeping your fingers inky…be HaPpY!


Birthday Pop Up…

Sweetums birthday is coming in a couple of weeks so when I found Gemma Clarke’s video on how she made a pop up card, well…you know I had to give this a try.  And I can’t wait for him to open it either!

It looks not suspicious at all does it?  Just a little box with a surprise in it.

Once you pull the handle and slide the box top off, this box pops right out of the tray.  On three sides it spells out his name and the hot air balloon coordinates with the box cover.

a little close up.

You can watch the box in action by clicking on this file popupbox.

Now, seriously, how does someone ever come up with an idea like this?  For me I watched a youtube video by Gemma Clarke (  and it was awesome.  I drew diagrams and took notes and no one was more surprised than me when it worked!  It was another one of those HaPpY dancing days.  Here’s what my notes looked like…

It would only make sense if you had seen the video…which is why I’m giving you the link to Gemma’s video here.

Here’s the Stuff…(Gemma’s got the Digits)


  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Cardstock, plus Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Real Red, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Life Me Up, Birthday Banners
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Up & Away Thinlets Dies, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Metallic Shapes

Making this project was an adventure and it’s just so much fun learning something new.  Thank you Gemma for your inspiration!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

keep that in mind while you make this project…

I’m inky and HaPpY!




Foxy Gift Box…

I may have mentioned a time or two we are expecting a new baby in our family…Well, maybe I’ve mentioned it more than that but we are excited to meet this little guy next month.  My first great-grandchild is due March 20th.

Naturally I shared the Woodland themed shower invitations and today I’d like to share a gift box in the same theme made with the Window Box Bundle……….

The new Window Box Bundle is so versatile.  Recently I showed you a gift box that looked like this…

and last Friday I shared this box made into a tea light…

and today’s box looks like this…

Made with a woodland them for my g’daughters shower.  How different are these three boxes, right?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this box…


  • Paper:  Smokey Slate, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White Cardstock, plus A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral, Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Foxy Friends
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments: Window Box Thinlits Dies, Stitched Square Framelits, White Thick Baker’s Twine


  • Cut two box sides from Smokey Slate CS.  Trim sides tabs from one box side only.  Turn the two box sides opposite each other (one top up and one top down).  Glue side tab of one box side to the side where you trimmed away a tab.
  • Burnish all score lines and begin gluing with multipurpose glue each tab in place.  Do not glue tabs of one box top so that you can open your box.
  • Cut three Calypso Coral and three Pool Party squares with Stitched Framelit gluing around the box sides.  Cut three DSP patterns and another three different patterns with the next smaller Stitched Square Framelit and glue over solid cardstock square around box.

  • Cut two box tops from DSP using the box framelit and glue to top of box inside and out.  The flags were “fussy cut” from DSP and glued to inside of box top.
  • Stamp fox on Whisper White CS with Calypso Coral.  I fussy cut the fox and then cut the head  away from the body.  The body was glued to top of box and the head was placed with dimensionals.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and heart in Calypso Coral then cut with framelit.  Attach to fox with White Thick Baker’s Twine
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on a scrap of Thick Whisper White CS.  Cut this piece with sentiment 5/8″ x 4-1/4″.  Score each side of sentiment and again 1/8″ from first score so that you can make this piece stand up using dimensionals.  Tag ends with snips.
  • The flags were “fussy cut” from DSP and glued behind sentiment.

I have no idea what will go into this box, but I know my g’daughter will love it.

Tomorrow I’ll share the thank you note cards made to coordinate with the woodland theme…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!





One for the Team…

My team is so special to me and occasionally I like to surprise them with a little something.  Who doesn’t like to get “happy” mail, right?

The Designer Series Paper Stack, Cupcakes & Carousels is amazing…had to reorder it, but I wanted to use it on these desk calendars…


Here’s a closer look…


Tie Dyed T-Shirts…remember those?  Love that little stamp, too!


On the back …


pens to match…How fun is that?

Have you made these desk calendars before?  They really aren’t hard at all and are fun decorate.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Natural White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock, plus Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate,  Archival Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases (sentiment), Tie Dyed and Custom Tee
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  T-Shirt Builder Framelits Dies, Succulent Framelits Dies (flower on pen)  Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight pom-poms (retired), Stylish Stems Framelits (sentiment label), 1-1/4″ circle punch


  • The Natural White base is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.
  • Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 4″ x 4″, score at 1″, 2″ and 3″.  Make the 2″ score a mountain fold and the 1″ and 3″ valley folds.  Attach inside the folded base at bottom with multipurpose glue to create stand.
  • Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and attach to one side of base with SNAIL.
  • Cut a piece of DSP 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach with SNAIL over Bermuda Bay.
  • The calendars are 2-1/2″ x 3″ so the Bermuda Bay is 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″  Attach together and to the bottom of card with SNAIL or multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp T-shirt in Smoky Slate on Natural White CS.  Using a wet wipe folded in half twice and lying inside a stamp folder, drop reinker using Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay.


  • This will be your stamp pad for the tie dyed stamp.  Stamp the T-shirt with this.  Add and words you like for the shirt in Archival Basic Black.  Also stamp a collar and small flower with Bermuda Bay on this scrap.  Cut out all with framelits.  Add collar to t-shirt with multipurpose glue.  Add dimensionals to back of t-shirt and add to top of card over calendar.
  • Cut sentiment base from Bermuda Bay.  Stamp “just a note” on scrap and cut with framelit  in Stylish Stems.  Glue together and on card back top.  Stamp flower on scrap and cut with framelit.  Add under sentiment with dimensional.
  • Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 4″ x 5″.  Score three edges at 1/2″ and 1″.  Leave one edge unscored.  On the unscored edge punch with 1-1/4″ circle punch.  Burnish score lines.  Trim corner tabs…


  •  Attach small tab in with glue dot.  Place glue dot on bottom of side tab and fold over bottom tab.  All multipurpose glue all around tabs and attach to back at bottom.  This box will hold 3″ post it notes
  • My pens are Bic Pens without the tops.  Cut DSP 2″ x 5″.  Using your bone folder curl the paper the way it will wrap the pen.  Add hot glue to one long edge and lay the pen on this line of glue.  Once dry, roll the pen in the paper.  At this point if you need to trim off some of the paper that’s fine.  Add hot glue to last edge and roll the pen to glue and hold til dry.  Punch flower from scrap Bermuda Bay and add to top of pen with hot glue.  If you don’t have the pom poms, maybe add a large pearl or rhinestone or anything else you like.
  • To hold the pen to the card, cut a piece of Bermuda Bay 1″ x 4″.  Wrap this around your pen and pinch together  so you know where to add hot glue.  Hot glue together leaving opening for pen.  Add more hot glue to one side and place behind front of card about half way up.  Insert pen.

These are really fun to make and useful too.  I’m sure they will enjoy receiving this little surprise in their mailboxes.

Well…I’m off to Nashville to attend a stamping event featuring Lisa Pretto.  Meeting up with some demo friends I haven’t seen in a bit so it should be lots of fun and no sleep!

Hope your weekend is all the fun you can handle…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


all.  the.  time…

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!




Sweets for My Peeps…

Little treats similar to these are usually in order bags for my faithful peeps, but this month they will be at their work mats for a little surprise.  These little coffee mugs are filled with spiced yogurt almonds that are amazing…


and a close up of those awesome stitched framelits…


Do you recognize the Designer Series Paper?  It’s Paisleys & Posies and one of my all-time favorites.  I’m thinking these little treats might be cute in Candy Cane Lane DSP for stocking stuffers at my craft show booth…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits  in case you’d like to give these cuties a try…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Mint Macaron Cardstock, plus Paislys & Posies DSP
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Live, Love, Grow
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack, Stitched Framelits, Metallic Foil Doilies, Scalloped Punch (retired), 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags


  • Punch Scalloped Circle for base.
  • Glue Gold Foil Doilie on top of base.


  • Cut DSP 4-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, score on long side at 1-1/2″.   This gives you a 1″ tab to create bottom of cup. Add Tear Tape along the bottom long side and along short side from score line to top.   Cut every 1/2″ along  long side up to score line.  The top 1-1/2″ makes the cup, the bottom 1″ with the slits fold in to create the bottom of the cup.  Attach at sides with Tear Tape.  Fold slits up.
  • Cut a 1/8″ x 2″ piece of DSP to create handle.  Add a glue dot to right side of one end and wrong side of other end.  Attach to side of cup.
  • Glue cup with multipurpose glue to base.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap Thick Whisper White and cut with small oval stitched framelit.
  • Fill Cello bag and tie off with Mint Macaron ribbon.  Trim top.  Add to cup then add oval with glue dot.

Because these make up so quickly and are so darn cute, I probably will make some for the craft show.  It could be I think they are so cute because I’m such a coffee lover!

Hope you have a wonderful fall weekend planned, especially since we don’t have to see political commercials anymore!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Hope those fingers are inky…and you are HaPpY!


Where’s My Purse?

Let me just say…I watched Sacha Van der Kerkhof’s video (here) and had to give these cute purses a try.  Remember that craft show I entered?  Well, it is looming and these purses seemed a good fit for the market traffic I expect to be there.


Cute or what?

Here’s a close up of the plaids…


These were all made with the Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack.


And these were made with the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  Each little purse has a coordinating card inside for that special message.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White and color cardstock of your choice and Designer Series Paper of your choice
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Holly Berry Happiness, Christmas Magic (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Iced Rhinestones, Holly Berry Builder Punch, Layered Ovals Framelits, Layered Squares Framelits, Bail ‘n Chain (Hobby Lobby), Tags & Labels Framelits


First we need to make the box/bag inside.  Cut your cardstock 2-3/4″ x 6-1/4″.  On the short side score at 3/4″.  On the long side score at 2″, 3″, 5″ and 6″.  Score at 2-1/2″ down one inch and the same at 5-1/2″.  With a straight edge lined up from bottom of 1″ score to 3/4″ score to corner at 2″ then again at opposite corner at 3″ score.  Make the same two score lines between 5″ and 6″ score lines.


Trim taps like this…


Add Tear Tape on right side to 1/4″ score and underneath one of the larger flaps.


Fold and attach at side.  Fold all bottom flaps inside box and attach with the tear tape flap.  Pinch sides to make box/bag for inside.


  • Now that you’ve made one…you can see how simple it really is.  Now let’s get that cute purse made…
  • Cut two of the largest ovals from cardstock.  Cut two of the next size of the Layered Ovals from your DSP.  Cut two small ovals from cardstock and two next smallest ovals from DSP.  Cut two strips 7″ x 3/8″ from cardstock.
  • Glue cardstock and DSP ovals together with Multipurpose Glue.  Add glue to one side of box/bag and press one glued oval to it making sure it is centered and not sticking out at the bottom.  Glue the second large oval to the opposite side.
  • Curl your small oval with bone folder to soften the fibers, fold in half and crease.  Add glue to 1/2 of cardstock side and place at top center of one oval to overlap to second oval.  Add Velcro button to close purse and Rhinestone to top of closure.
  • Place a piece of Tear Tape on same side, each end of handles.  Curl slightly with bone folder.  Attach to each end of same oval.  Repeat for other oval.  We have a purse!
  • Now for the tag…I used a framelit from Tags and Labels  Framelits.  If you were going to make a tag, this one measures 1″ x 1-1/2″.  Punch a hole for chain.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.  Stamp, punch and glue holly and berries.  Add to purse handle with chain.  (I had to shorten mine considerably for it to look right.
  • Inside I used a 1-3/4″ square framelit for the back and 1-1/2″ square for Whisper White.  Glue together.  Add a small strip of coordinating cardstock at bottom.

Could you imagine money in here?…or an engagement ring?  Or special earrings?  Girl…I can imagine lots of great things inside this tiny purse!  How about a note “We are going on a cruise!”  Hahahaha…I do have an imagination!

Sure hope these will prove me right and be a good seller at the craft show.

For all of you who are faithful readers…Saturday (which is normally not a big blog reading day) was my biggest day ever!  And I almost didn’t post those calendar pages because I wasn’t sure you would enjoy them.  Boy!  was I ever wrong.  Not only that, but many asked to see the rest of the pages too.  I am in the process of rearranging my posting schedule to include the rest of the calendar pages one day a week for the next three weeks.  Hope you enjoy…

We had a kit class at the studio today…and it was a hit!  So much so we are planning another one next month.  It’s just fun to be together getting our craft on…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Stay inky…stay HaPpY!



Let There Be Cake!…

There are so many celebrations on my calendar for May it’s hard to know where to start.  My November is like that too.  What’s up with those two months?

Here is one way I like to celebrate special birthdays rather than a card…


These are the second cake post this week…I must be hungry for something sweet.  Here’s a couple of different views…


Love me some strawberry icing with chocolate cake…


and this blue polka dot is just sweet!

Of course a gift or chocolate can be placed inside for an even better surprise.  These are easy to make and fun to decorate.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White cardstock plus a DSP of your choice
  • Ink:  None!
  • Stamps:  None!  Although there is a stamp set that coordinates with this framelit set
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Basic Pearls, deco straw, Spiral Flower Die, Cutie Pie Thinlets


  • Cut two of the Cutie Pie Thinlet boxes (takes a full sheet of cardstock for each “piece of cake”)  Attach the two pieces with tear tape alternating pie shape and rectangle.  Burnish all score lines.  If you want to stamp “cake” stamp in chocolate or maybe strawberry you can do that before you assemble box.  Add tear tape to one center tap and rectangle tab.  Fold into box.  Close back after inserting gift if needed.
  • Cut one side of the box from DSP.  Trim at 1″ on rectangle side.  Cut a piece of DSP 2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ for back of box and another piece 4 1/2″ x 1″ for the scalloped icing on one side.  Use the scalloping framelit to cut the back piece of the DSP that overlaps from top and the side of that same piece.  Scallop the 4 1/2″ x 1″ piece on one side.  Glue this piece to the top side that isn’t covered by the box top piece.  Add DSP to back of box then overlap the scalloped piece from top.  Check photos.
  • Cut bow from Whisper White fold and insert tips into slits, then and attach tail pieces with glue dots.  Use glue dots to attach to back of box over DSP.  Add Basic Pearl to center.
  • Cut two of the candle framelit and glue together from flame to end of candle but not the two half circles as they open to make the base for attaching to cake top.  I used Gold Wink of Stella on the flame.  Cut a deco straw and slip over candle before gluing to cake top.
  • Make two Whisper White roses and attach with hot glue.  Here I used leaves from this month’s Paper Pumpkin, but you could use leaves from Botanical Builder Framelits, Bird Punch or Rose Garden Thinlets.

These are perfect for birthday or shower favors filled with goodies.  You could make a whole or multi-layered cake for a wedding reception…there goes my ever running mind again…

So big Mothers’ Day weekend.  For those of us who no longer have our moms, it is a bittersweet day.  If you have children, I hope they all pay their respects and make your Mothers’ Day especially HaPpY!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Goodness…I hope you are filled to the brim!

Let’s get inky together and …Be HaPpY!



Wedding Cake…

Lots of cake baking going on around the studio here…

If you have a special wedding coming up, here’s a sweet way to wrap your gift, or use as display at a shower or fill will lots of money!


Wouldn’t this cake make a great gift card holder…or money if you’re loaded.  And, seriously, it’s so easy and goes together like a dream.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Mossy Meadow and Blushing Bride Cardstock, plus a few of the leaves from April’s Paper Pumpkin left over…just the right size for those little roses.
  • Ink:  None!
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gift Box Stamp Board, Basic Pearls, Spiral Flower Die, Circle Framelits, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, and Rose Garden Thinlets Die


  • Cut Thick Whisper White squares 9″ x 9″, 8″ x 8″ and 6″ x 6″ scoring per board directions to create boxes 4″ x 4″ x 1.75″, 3.25″ x 3.25″ x 1.75″ and 1.75″ x 1.75″ x 1.75″.  If you plan to add surprises inside, now is the time to place them before hot gluing them shut and stacked together.
  • Cut the largest Circle Framelits with scallops from Blushing Bride and hot glue to bottom of largest box.
  • Cut four Mossy Meadow leaf limbs and attach with Tombow glue down the front of boxes.
  • Add strips of Basic Pearls at top box edge of each box.
  • Punch eleven Itty Bitty flowers in Blushing Bride, round with bottom of piercing tool on foam mat and add pearl in each center.  Attach to cake with glue dots.
  • Cut out five roses in Blushing Bride with Spiral Flower Die.  Twirl and attach to base and top of cake with hot glue.  Bend and shape leaves before adding with hot glue.  If you don’t have these small leaves you could use the leaves from the Bird Punch instead.

Wish there was a wedding coming up…this gift box would be a hit I’m sure!  And no calories either…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Who is with me?

Let’s get REALLY inky and Be HaPpY!



Birthday Bulletin Board…

Now everything is ready for Lyla’s birthday next weekend.  She will be so surprised to see this bulletin board for her room…


Here is the bulletin board pictured with the frame made from a box that started it all and the box from yesterday’s post to hold her push pins on the right.  Here’s a close up of the push pins…


She loves flowers and butterflies and the little pompoms are the cherry on top!  Here’s a close up of the name…


and a shot of the frame in case you missed that post…


This is a Kate Spade box that just couldn’t be thrown away and that’s Lyla and her buddy Stitch who adore each other.

This bulletin board is from Hobby Lobby and measures 36″ x 24″.  I used  Basic Black craft ink and a dauber to polka dot the frame.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for the name…


  • Paper:  Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White and Blushing Bride Cardstock and Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  none
  • Stamps:  Botanical Blooms
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Basic Pearls and Botanical Builder Framelits, Little Letters Framelits (retired)


  • The Basic Black layer is 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
  • The Watermelon Wonder layer is 6″ x 4″ attached to the Basic Black layer with Tear Tape
  • The DSP layer is 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ attached to Watermelon Wonder layer with Tear Tape
  • Cut letters with Watermelon Wonder Cardstock and attach to DSP layer using Thin Tip Glue
  • Punch leaves and flowers with Botanical Builder Framelits and arrange at top left corner
  • Punch a few Itty Bitty flowers, add pearl to center and attach with glue dots.

This has been a really fun project to make and Lyla will love this on the wall in her room.  I can hardly wait to give it to her.  Because she considers herself an artist, she will appreciate the love built into this gift.

We are enjoying a glorious day here and I hope you are too.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Let’s get inky together and Be HaPpY!




Tea Table Favor…

Wouldn’t it be fun this spring to hold a tea or spring luncheon with some of your besties…maybe outdoors?  Maybe make it really girly and dress up the table with these sweet little butterfly boxes holding treats for each guest or use them as place cards…or both!


Sweet, right?  Here’s a view from the top…


You could always write names on the tag and use on the table at each place setting.  I absolutely love to decorate a table for a small gathering.  Here’s an example of a little girls’ tea party birthday for Lyla (one of “the littles”) when she was six…


Here I used the manikin form with tutu as the place card, little purses with treats inside and a faux cake and candle for each place setting.  Worked perfectly with great grandmothers handmade lace table cover and tiny tea sets.  So fun…

So back to our pretty butterfly box…can you imagine these as shower (wedding/baby) treats?  Or even with bird seed or a small gift inside at a wedding table?

Let’s see how easy these are to mass produce with these Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Vellum and color of your choice or event cardstock
  • Ink:  Dots color of your choice to coordinate with event and Basic Black
  • Stamps:  the “for you” sentiment comes from Birthday Blooms
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Labels Framelits, Butterfly Thinlets, Curvy Keepsake Thinlet and Elegant Butterfly Punch, Window Sheet, dauber, Itty Bitty Flower Punch


  • Cut two curvy box sides from Thick Whisper White.  Place dots with dauber in your choice of color on the outside of each box side.  Cut window with framelet on one box side.  Glue bases together with glue.  Glue window sheet on inside of side with framelit cut out.  Safe piece cut from window for label.
  • Cut three of the larger butterflies…one from your color choice of cardstock and one from a DSP and one from Vellum cardstock.  Punch one of the smaller butterflies from the Vellum.  Cut all butterflies in half.  Start gluing to one side of handle opening with cardstock, Vellum, DSP and last the smallest butterfly.  Repeat on other side of handle opening.  Pull the handle through to close the box.  Oh!  so cute!
  • Now punch your sweet little flowers with a pearl in center.  Stamp or write a name on your tag.  Punch a hole and tie on handles with Linen Thread.  Add the three little flowers with glue dots.

Done!  Really simple, right?  The hardest part is getting all the pieces cut.  A little assembly line action and you and your “besties” can knock these out in no time…

Thanks so much from dropping by today.  Hope your week has gotten off to a grand start…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



I’m inky…and HaPpY!