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Window Box Surprise…

Some of you may have had trouble accessing this site yesterday as I left it open on my computer and didn’t realize the problem until I tried to log on myself.  So sorry…

But for those of you who did log on and for all your sweet comments about my daughter’s HaPpY mail…thanks a bunch.  She had a little foot surgery yesterday and just wasn’t feeling herself.

Today’s post was just the most fun to make…and so easy!

I’m loving this framelit!  This whole project took me maybe 20 minutes.

The flowers are from the Special Reason Buncle…

I punched every other side panel for more light to escape…

Previously I posted a white box with a flower on top (you can scroll down to find it if you missed it) and I have plans for a box for a baby shower.  But wouldn’t these be pretty on a dinner table or at a wedding reception/shower?  Seriously the possibilities are endless.

Here are the ordering numbers if you’d like to pop over and order any of these supplies from pages 42-43 in the Occasions Catalog by clicking on the “shop now” star to the left…Special Reason Bundle (flowers) #144720 and Window Shopping Bundle (box) #142726.  Questions?  Leave me a comment…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Bermuda Bay and Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
  • Stamps:  Special Reason
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stylish Stems Framelits, Window Box Thinlits 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon and Linen Thread.  The tea light was bought at Hobby Lobby.


  • Cut your Bermuda Bay cardstock 6″ x 11″.  Lay the box framelit to the short edge, place one of the side panel and the large top panel inside the box panel and cut.  Cut another box from the same sheet of cardstock.  It just fits!  Cut off two side panel tabs on ONE of the box pieces.  Lay the pieces facing in opposite direction (meaning the large top/bottom faces one direction and opposite for the other piece)  Glue with Multipurpose Glue the side tab to connect the top to the bottom.  Burnish score lines on the bottom (pick either one) and glue the two tabs that will connect the bottom to the side panels on both sides of this piece and repeat for the top.  You will have one tab that just tucks in so that the top of the box will open.  Insert tea light and close tab.
  • Stamp flowers on scrap of Whisper White CS with Pool Party tapping edges with a sponge and Bermuda Bay before stamping.  Use Daffodil Delight and More Mustard for smaller flower.  Stamp leaves in Pear Pizazz.  Use Framelits to cut out all in one pass through Big Shot.  Attach to side of box with dimensionals and Multipurpose Glue.
  • Make box with several loops of ribbon and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  I used hot glue for the attachment of the bow.

You are going to love this set for so many reason and in every color!

It’s Friday!  Hope your weekend is just what you need.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

like the shoe company says, “just do it!”

Be HaPpY … Stay inky!




Diet Birthday Cake…

So most everybody is watching what they eat these days, right?  I mean I make some mean chocolate chip cookies for class and they are still here because everyone said “Oh no thank you I’m watching what I eat.”  So if you have a friend who has a birthday this time of the year…here’s the perfect solution to a birthday cake…


A diet birthday cake!  This idea I found on All Things Stampin’ Up! facebook page.  Linda Parker had a similar creation she had gotten from Call Me Crafty and I just loved the idea.  I gave this to a sweet friend in my class today and she seemed to really like it.  And the bloom you see there…from the Occasion Catalog Build a Bouquet.  The little box was made with the Gift Box Punch Board.

Would you like the Stuff ‘N Digits for this little no calorie treat?  Here you go…


  • Paper:  DSP and cardstock color of your choice for base.
  • Ink:  None!
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Tealight Battery Candle, 5/8″ Satin ribbon, 1/8″ matching ribbon, Rhinestones, Bird Punch (for leaves if you want them) and three small flowers to place around one side of flame.  (These were old satin ones I had left over and colored them with Real Red reinker to match the ribbon.)  You could use the Itty Bitty Flower Punch, matching cardstock and put two together to substitute. 1 3/4″ Scallop Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Punch and 1/4″ extended punch.


  • The top is DSP punched with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Punch.  I punched a hole in the center with the extended 1/4″ Hole Punch, placed it over the flame and with Tombow Glue adhered the edges to the side of the tealight.
  • The sides are 5/8″ x 5″ piece of matching cardstock adhered with Tombow Glue.  Then place your 5/8″ ribbon on with regular adhesive.  Tie the 1/8″ ribbon in a bow and place with glue dot.  Add rhinestones around side spacing evenly.
  • The base is the 2 3/8″ Scallop Punch.  Use your extended punch to put a hole where the switch on the candle is so it can be turned on and off.  I placed two dimensionals stacked on top of each other on the bottom of the tealight and then placed this piece.  My tealight had tiny little “feet” so I couldn’t glue directly to cardstock.  Yours may be different on the bottom.  Add rhinestones to each scallop.
  • Place your leaves from the Bird Punch with Tombow and then flowers over leaves close to flame on one side.  I did use rhinestones on the top of the cake too.  (I love bling!)

If you can turn on the flame before giving the cake, it’s fun to see them open their “diet” birthday cake.  Maybe you know someone who would like this little treat.  These would be fun at a bridal shower or a little girl’s birthday party for her guests.  Lots of different ways you could use them.

It’s getting really cold here the next couple of days.  Hope you are keeping warm wherever you are…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Had a class today so you know I’m inky…and HaPpY!