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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!



My Favorite Holiday…

Is Thanksgiving…Why?  A day devoted to family and good friends.  No gifts to buy just good food to eat and time spent together.  What could be better than that?

With my daughter and son-in-love in South Korea this year, Thanksgiving will be different.

There will be good food though and I’m inviting people I want to share the day with.  Here’s one way I’ll be decorating the table…


I had watercolored paper with fall colors and cut them out tons of leaves for a door wreath.  There were lots of leaves left over so I made some napkin holders for the table.

Are you interested in making something similar for your Thanksgiving table?  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Very Vanilla cardstock, Watercolor Paper and Into the Woods DSP (Holiday Catalog pg. 43
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Six Sayings (Holiday Catalog pg. 50)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Rich Razzleberry 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon,  Leaflets Framelits (Annual Catalog, pg. 172), Ornate Tag Topper (Annual Catalog, pg. 165), Stapler and Dazzling Diamonds


  • Cut your DSP 6″ x 6″ and fold over 1/2″ at top .
  • Cut 2 1/2″ x 6″ piece and 2 x 6″ piece and glue smaller piece to center of larger piece.  Add this piece to center of 6″ x 6″ piece with adhesive.
  • Add tear tape to one side of 6 x 6 piece and adhere to other side creating a tube.  With your stapler staple in the center of the bottom edge (opposite end from the 1/2″ fold over).  Your napkin will slide into this little bag.
  • Now cut your Very Vanilla 2″ x 4″ and punch with Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  I just tapped the different colors on the stamp with my ink pads starting with the Daffodil Delight so I wouldn’t get darker ink on that light colored pad.
  • Tie the Rich Razzleberry ribbon around the napkin holder and slide the tag over one ribbon end.
  • For the leaves I used water color paper and reinker just randomly added to the paper and spritz with water so the colors blend.  Cut with Leaflet Framelit.  Mine have a little Dazzling Diamonds on the surface (got to have that bling!)  Place the leaf just inside the ribbon.

Tomorrow I’ll show you the wreaths using the leaves…I already have them up on my door and it’s only August!  I love fall…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get inky…Be HaPpY!



A Family of Pumpkins…

Just had to share this cute little family of pumpkins. They would be so creative as place cards on your Thanksgiving holiday table, or on the mantle or a side table.


We made theses in classes this month and everyone seemed to really like them. Here we used the Labels Collection Die (the three smallest) and made a cute little “pumpkin family”. You should plan to use one sheet of the DSP of your choice for each one. Probably would take two sheets of DSP for the larger sized dies in the collection. Cut 12 pieces of each shape, fold the side you want to “see” to the INSIDE. These were done with a thin line of hot glue next to the center edge til you have all 12 glued together to form a circle.

The stem is a rolled piece of card stock hot glued inside along with the leaf. You could also add a curled piece of card stock along with the leafl for a little different texture.

I think different shapes of dies would be fun, too. And, maybe throw in some solid card stock ones just for fun.

Hope you are finding ways of being creative and that this site inspires you to try something new. Thanks for stopping by.

Here’s my “B-ism” for today: “The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.”

Let’s get inky now…