Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dress Up Framelit Treat Holder

I'm at the Stampin' Up! Convention this week and I wanted to share a project I made to swap with other demonstrators while I'm here.  These treat holders are made using the Dress Up Framelit Dies.  I first saw the idea to make these boxes by watching a video by Shirley Merker on a special website for Stampin' Up! demonstrators, but I've seen a few different tutorials online showing how to make them.

I came up with the idea for the scallops at the neckline by using the 7/8" Scallop circle punch.  I punched Whisper white cardstock, then snipped the little scalloped circle in quarters and adhered a quarter behind each part of the neckline.

Not only are you able to completely customize the design of the dresses themselves, you're also able to adjust the size of the treat box to fit whatever treat you choose perfectly.

Wouldn't these be an adorable little gift or table setting for a shower, baptism, or christening?

Paper:  Coastal Cabana and Whisper White cardstock, Eastern Elegance DSP
Accessories:   Tea Lace Paper Doilies7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Basic Pearl Jewel Accents

Friday, July 5, 2013

Simply Stars Thank You

I always love star stamp sets because of their versatility, and Stampin' Up!'s Simply Stars is no exception.  Of course it works for patriotic cards, but these stars will also look fantastic for birthday and Christmas cards as well.

Some friends invited us over for an Independence Day barbecue and we had an absolute blast!  (Quite literally, because the fireworks show was IMPRESSIVE!)

This thank you will arrive in their mailbox shortly.

Stamps:  Simply Stars, Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock:  Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Pacific Point
Accessories:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, Bitty Banners framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, dimensionals