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Gift Card Cuties…

At some point I know it was mentioned I am participating in a craft show this year…yikes!  Am I ready?  Noooooo!  But I have been working on some cute items that just may be available at my booth…

I’m calling these Gift Card Cuties…


I like giving gifts cards actually…and receiving them.  There are many I like to remember at the holidays even if it is only in a small way like a gift card.  These little guys are pretty darn easy to put together and I’ve used all of the Christmas Cookie Cutter critters on them.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red, Soft Suede Cardstock, plus Warmth and Cheer PaperStack
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Use almost any stamps you have.  Here I have used a retired coffee cup and the Christmas Cookie Cutter set
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large Oval Punch, Cookie  Cutter Builder Punch, Tear Tape


  • The base is 4″ x 11″, scored at 3″ 5-1/2″ and 8″.  Make a mountain with the center fold.  Inside that mountain place Tear Tape flush with sides except centerfold side and glue mountain together.  Use large oval punch to make a partial oval punch.  Trim remaining two straight sides (either side of oval opening) about 1/8″ so that gift card can slip inside.  Fold like a book.  Decorate front of holder with a piece of Real Red Cardstock 3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ and DSP on top of that 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.
  • Inside this holder there is a piece of Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ with a stamp of Christmas wishes.
  • The Belly Band is 1″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 3-1/8″ and 6-1/4″.  Wrap card and secure with SNAIL by overlapping edges in back.
  • The moose was stamped on Soft Suede and cut out with thinlit.  Added to card belly band with dimensionals. Pom Pom was glued with Multipurpose Glue.  The coffee cup was stamped on Crumb Cake, Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock and each piece was fussy cut and glued together.  It’s really cute in person.  Perfect for those coffee shop gift cards…

I’ve made so many of these in every possible way.  Sure hope they are a hit at the craft show.  We made them in classes this month too and everyone was surprised how easy they were to make.  If you have never made one of these, I hope you will give them a try!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking a peek.

Here’s your “B-ism” today…


I love coffee.

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!


Baby Bundle…

Today’s post is a CASe from a card Shelli demonstrated at Leadership last month.  I wanted this stamp anyway, but after I saw her card, it just had to be in my stash.  Here’s the card…


Are you going “awwwww”…well, that’s exactly what I did when I first saw this stamp.  Of course, this is a bee, but mine doesn’t have wings anymore…snip, snip.  They can always be put back in case they are needed though.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you just in case you’d like to make a similar card…


  • Paper: Crumb Cake Notecard, Calypso Coral and Whisper White cardstock, plus Best Year Ever  and Sweet Dreams DSP
  • Ink:  Memento Black plus Daffodil Delight and flesh Blendies
  • Stamp:  Baby Bumblebee
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Calypso Coral Pom Pom Trim, Crisp Cantaloupe Cotton Twine


  • The Calypso Coral layer is 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 4 5/8″ x 3 1/8″
  • Attach Calypso Coral layer and DSP layer to card front.
  • Cut a 3″ square for “blanket”.  Fold the right side corner towards the center folding back point.   Fold the bottom corner up toward center. Fold the left side corner to center and wrap to back attaching with glue dot.
  • Stamp baby on scrap of Whisper White in Memento Black ink.  Color stripes with Blendie.  Cut out leaving a 1″ tab at bottom.
  • Place inside blanket and attach head with dimensional.  Attach Pom Pom with glue dot over the baby’s head.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap and trim ends with Hexagon Punch.  Layer with a Calypso Coral layer behind.
  • Attach baby/blanket with glue dots and sentiment with dimensional to card front.
  • Attach cotton twine with glue dot.

Quick and sweet.  Perfect for gift enclosure, would make an excellent baby shower invite or welcome baby card.

Today was a class day for me so it’s been quite busy but lots of fun.  I’ll show the cards we did in the next few days.  Each one had a specific technique to highlight the card.  I think everyone learned at least one new technique today and seemed to really enjoy themselves.  Fun for me too!

How is you day been?  Hope you had an excellent weekend and got your week off to a great start today.  Be sure to stop back by tomorrow to see what’s going on here at RRS…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


The UPS truck causes great commotion at my house ’cause the two fur babies go wild.  They love the driver but hate the truck…

Go get yourself inky…and Be HaPpY!



Gift Card Dress Up…

imageGift cards not only make our holiday shopping easier…lots of people actually prefer gift cards to gifts.  Since we do everything “gussied Up” with our SU! products…why not gift cards?

Here’s one idea…


Isn’t this cute?  This card would say “I cared enough to “gussie it up” just for you!  Want the Stuff ‘N Digits?  Here you go…


  • Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, and Under the Tree Specialty DSP plus Nordic Noel DSP
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Stamps:  The TO From stamp is in Festival of Trees
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread (of course!), Gift Card Envelope and Trim Die, Tiny Brads. Banner Framelit Die, Stars Embossing Folder


  • The Base Baked Brown Sugar card is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, single layer
  • The Under the Tree Specialty paper is 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • The Cherry Cobbler Banner is the second biggest in the Banner Framelit Die set then embossed with the Stars EF
  • Attach the folded gift card envelope with the punched circles and brads and close with Linen Thread.
  • The tag is part of the gift card die set and is stamped and attached with dimensionals.

Isn’t that easy?  There will definitely be some of these under my tree…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Yep, definitely had a day or two like that…

I’m inky…and HaPpY!



It’s Not Fries…

No, this little fry box can be many things and if you check back this week, you will see several ideas for this little fry box.  Here is one idea…


Today it’s a gift card holder…just because you are giving a gift card doesn’t mean you can “dress” up the presentation.  This cute little “fry box” is dressed for the holidays with DSP, satin ribbon, a coordinating tag and gift tissue.  The gift card envelope framelit was used to make a matching holder for the gift card.

But, what if you wanted to use it for gift enclosures that match your little “fry” box?


Here’s an idea for 3×3 enclosure cards that would make a thoughtful present for almost anyone.  The envelope was made with the Envelope Punch Board.  By using the same or coordinating DSP the whole set will match.

Do you have people on your gift list you like to give something personal and special?  This would be just the ticket.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstock.  Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Lost Lagoon
  • Stamps:  Good Greetings and Wondrous Wreath (To: From:)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Fry Box Bigz Die, Scallop Top Punch, Linen Thread, 5/8″ White Satin Ribbon


  • The DSP layer that wraps the box is 3″ x 10″
  • The DSP base tag is 2″ x 2 3/4″
  • The Whisper White cardstock for the tag is 2″ x 2 1/2″

Has this little box inspired some ideas of different boxes you might make?  Be sure to check back to see the next box…it’s for Halloween treats.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”I like to burn my bridges while I’m still standing on them so people know I’m serious about my crazy.”

Heavens knows I’ve burnt plenty of bridges in my day…

I’m inky…I’m HaPpY!