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Hugs & Kisses…

All paper artist are working fast and furious to be ready for Valentines…almost like we were for Christmas.  Valentines is not my favorite holiday, but it comes in a close second and heaven knows there are projects on every surface in my studio in various stages of completion.

One of my “peeps” makes 30+ table favors each month for a ladies luncheon and she is always looking for new ideas.  Recently I offered a Valentine matchbox idea to her and promised I’d post the box with directions.  Well I’d better get my bum in gear or she won’t need them!

The size of the box was determined by cutting one of SU!’s Whisper White notecards in half to use as the Valentine card on top of the box…


Here’s a different view…


plenty of room inside to write a love note…  And a close up…


a little kiss inside.

This may be a heavy photo post, but may make it easier for those of you who haven’t made a matchbox before.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock, Gold Foil and Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Sealed With Love
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Gold Baker’s Twine, Sealed With Love Thinlits
  • Digits
  • Let’s build the inside box first.  Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 5″.  Score on all sides 3/4″.  Your piece should look like this…


  • Cut the tabs on each end and slightly trim the one side…


  • Burnish all fold lines with bone folder and put Tear “n Tape on each tab.  Fold tabs inside to create box.
  • To make the cover that slides over the box, cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 3-1/2″ x 6-3/4″.  Score on the long side at 3/4″, 3-1/4″, 4″, 6-1/2″


  • Place Tear ‘n Tape on 1/4″ score tab. Burnish all score lines and tuck 1/4″ tab behind the first 3/4″ score.
  • Cut (2) DSP 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ and attach to this piece.  Cut (2) DSP 3/4″ x 3-3/8″ and attach to this piece.
  • Cut (2) DSP 3/4″ x 2-3/8″ for ends of box.  Slide box inside cover.
  • Cut a 3-1/2″ x 5″ Whisper White notecard in half to make two 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ cards for box top.
  • Decorate your Valentine with a piece of DSP 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″.  Cut heart border from Thick Whisper White and trim to fit box cover.  Attach with SNAIL to right side.  Cut one envelope, one small note from Whisper White.  Cut hearts from Real Red.  Cut envelope flap liner from DSP, cut arrow from Gold Foil
  • Fill your sweet note box with candy.

Hope you give this matchbox a try.  You can make it any size your need.

Another historical day…how many presidents have I seen sworn into office…lots.  God bless America!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


And stay inky…you are sure to be HaPpY!


Valentine Sweets…

Valentines is almost here…lots of cards filled with love have been sent and now sweet treats are being wrapped up and made ready to give.

These treat “bags” were made from January’s Paper Pumpkin Kit…just another option from the banner design included in the kit…


These will go to Yoga class tomorrow for my favorite yogis…chocolate is relaxing right?

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Paper Pumpkin (January) hearts
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
  • Stamps:  January Paper Pumpkin
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Watermelon Wonder Ribbon, 5/8″ Real Red Satin Ribbon, Doilies, Gold Foil hearts from Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit


  • Put two coordinating hearts together and attach a band of ribbon with enough adhesive to hold it in place while you stitch the hearts together leaving the top open.
  • Decorate and stamp to your hearts content.  Flowers would be pretty too!
  • Give to your favorite Valentine!

I’ll be traveling this week to Ft. Myers to attend my sister’s Celebration of Life service on Friday…but, I will have a post ready for you each day this week so stay tuned…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Hope you are inky…and HaPpY!


Here Comes Peter Cottontail…

It is going to be 29 degrees here tonight (goodbye hostas, azaleas and dogwoods) but I feel like a Spring project will help warm things up…so that’s what I have for you today.  I totally “cased” this project from Mary Fish’s blog, but changed it up a bit because I knew you would love it.  Thank you Mary!

Here’s the little Peter Cottontail project…


So darn cute, right?  A nice treat for any Easter basket, or brunch or luncheon as part of your table setting.  You could always add a tag with a name.  I actually gave one of these at book club this week and added a “thank you” tag for the hostess.

Interested in the Stuff ‘N Digits?  I’ll give those to you today and later this week if I can get all my “kitting” done for three classes this week, I plan to make a video for you of this cute lil’ cottontail so be sure to stop back by this week.  Here’s the Stuff  ‘N Digits


  • Paper:  Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White and Pistachio Green cardstock
  • Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Stamps:  None!
  • Tools and Embellishments:  Scallop Tag Topper Punch,  Extra Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch and 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Designer Frames EF, Fringe Scissors, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Circle Framelits (smallest),  5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Linen Thread.


  • 2″ x 11″ Soft Sky cardstock punched each end with Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
  • Score @4 3/8″ and 6 3/8″
  • Emboss at each end with Frames EF, punch center out with Extra Large Oval Punch
  • 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Soft Sky cardstock, scored at 3/4″ all four sides.  Cut tabs same direction on two opposite sides of square.  Punch hole center of square with smallest circle framelit.
  • Glue dots on all tabs, sticky tape two opposite box sides.  Put box together and place in bottom of tag cardstock.
  • Tie top of tags together with 5/8″ Organza Ribbon and Linen Thread.  Place grass and treat inside.


Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”A wink is worth a thousand words.”

Get inky…Be happy!