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Spooky Treats…

The Square Pillow Box Thinlet arrived yesterday…and then this happened.


Oh! and the Seasonal Frame Thinlets was in the same box.  These boxes are a great size for treats or gifts without the window, of course.  It takes just 1/2 of one piece of Designer Series Paper to make one too.

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Happy Haunting DSP and Basic Black cardstock
  • Ink:  None
  • Stamps:  None
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Seasonal Frame Thinlets, Square Pillow Box Thinlets, Rhinestones, White 1 1/4″ Jute Ribbon and Fine Tip Glue Pen


  • Cut your DSP in half then cut two of the box dies.
  • If you plan to have a window, cut it before you put the two sides of the box together with Tear Tape.
  • Cut a piece of Window Sheet with the larger of the two windows and add to inside of box with Tomboy Glue.
  • To make the window frame, lay the smaller window inside the larger  window and run through the Big Shot.  Add this frame to the front of your pillow box window.
  • Place your candy directly into the box or add to a cellophane bag first.  Tie the Jute Ribbon around the box and tie in a know.  Use your piercing tool to fray the ribbon.
  • Add rhinestones to one side of the window frame.
  • Cut the word “spooky” from Basic Black cardstock and use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add glue to the back.  Place on your pillow box.

There are MANY pillow boxes in my future.  They are fun and so easy to put together.  I’ll share later…

Are you wondering about the Halloween Plate in the background of this photo today?  It was handpainted by one of my “stampin’ peeps”, Mary Pat Carden.  She gave it to me a week ago for my birthday.  Isn’t that the coolest?

Hope your week is getting off to a good start this Monday.  Things in the studio are in high gear getting ready for the Rambling Rose Fall Retreat October 2 – 4th.  There will be lots of stamping going on in the mountains.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Once you are retired, Monday’s aren’t what they used to be…

If you are inky…you are HaPpY!


A Lil’ Easter Basket…

When I was in Tucson at a Demo Retreat, Sue Parker gave me the cutest box with coffee containers as a gift (Thank you Sue!).  I loved it!  Because I had to flatten the box to get it packed inside my suitcase I used the flattened box,  measured and cut and came up with an Easter treat box.  Here’s the lil’ box…


Can you think of so many ways to make and decorate this box?  Can you see just barely there is a handle punched in the back in the center?  Once you have the measurements its pretty fast to put together.  This lil’ box would hold tea light candles, “Mr. & Mrs.” cellophane bags with treats for a wedding thank you gift or shower, and well, there’s got to be all sorts of baby things that would work.  You see how my mind goes nuts with ideas?  Would you like to give it a try?  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  Sahara Sand cardstock and Sweet Sorbet (did you hoard any?) DSP
  • Ink:  Pool Party and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Petite Petals and Flower Shop
  • Tools and Embellishments:  Petite Petal Punch, Pansy Punch, Oval Punch, Pearl, Linen Thread, Seam Binding Ribbon and circle framelit


  • Sahara Sand Cardstock is 7″ x 10″.
  • Score short end at 1 1/2″ and 5 1/2″
  • Score long side at 3/4″, 2 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 6 3/4″.  On long sides cut score line to first score line.
  • On 3/4″ score end cut away small rectangle at each side to form a tab.  Opposite end cut away long rectangle on each side and punch with Oval Punch to create handle.
  • With circle framelit cut two circles from the panel next to the 3/4″ tab.  It’s a good ideas for a perfect box to angle the sides on your box side tabs before folding together.
  • Add sticky strip to the 3/4″ tab and last side tab to fold over.  There’s your box!
  • Decorate with your choice of DSP.  The end panels are 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″.  The front and back panels on the box are 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and the one at the top handle is 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Stamp and punch your flower and add the pearl before adhering with dimensionals.

I know this is a long description, but think of it like a recipe and just finish one step at a time and you will be successful.  Even if you mess up, you’ll learn what not to do and the next one will be much easier.  Believe me I mess up plenty…but I always learn something, too!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”Life is like a camera.  Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t turn out…just take another shot!”

Inky fingers will make you happy…