Thursday, November 26, 2009

Stampin Up Party - 11/14/09

I was so late to the Stampin' Up party.  My other work-related meeting ran sort of long.  All the cards were already made except for the ornament card (silver/gold) below.  I made it with the template Kim gave.  Mahalo Kim.  Not sure what else to do.  I will add some kind of embellishment.

Here are other cards. Love that ornament punch and stamp.  I might get it this Christmas.

This one was from Cleo, host of November party.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pizza Box with a window tutorial

Pizza box with a window for my notepad/pen set.  It only took one 81/2"x11" and it was so quick.

1.  Score 81/2"x11" CS at 1", 5", 6", and 10" then 1" each on the other sides.

2.  Cut slits as shown.

3.  Score 1/2 from the sides of one of the big rectangles.

4.  Cut the scored lines to make the window

5.  Attach a transparency of 6 1/2" x 4" to the open window.

6.  Place your gift and place a ribbon.

Pizza box for notepad/pen set

Ok. I had to make a lot of boxes for the notepads and had to figure out a way to do it fast (and simple).  I made a pizza box out of 8.5" x 11" cardstock papers.  Score at 1", 5", 6", and 10" then turn the paper to score 1" on two sides of the other side.  Super simple and super fast.  Lastly cut out a window and add the transparency.  I just scored 1/2" from the edge all around then cut it with a xacto knife.  Last a red ribbon bow.  Voila, I am done.  I am so happy I've found a real quick way to do this.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quick Gift Post it Note holder/pen set

Quick gifts I made as I was making the notepads. The little muffin girl is from Marissa who was my OCS partner for September.  I used a small acrylic picture frame to place small square post-its.

Box for notepad and pen set

I tried to package the notepad and the pen set in a plastic bag but it did not look very good so I decided to make a gift box.  I made the cover and the box the same size and found that (of course) it was a little snug.   I will try again this week.  For the dimensions for making a box (desktop organizer), check out Brenda's blog - sweet as a gumdrop.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

small notepad with a matching pen

So I made more notepads and matching pens (Pentel RSVP).  It was really very fast.  I made enough to give away as Christmas presents to some of my colleagues. 

Monday, November 9, 2009

October OCS from Shilo

Here is a card from my OCS partner Shilo in Utah.  The card is so darling.  Don't you think?  Thanks Shilo.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mini "Clip Board" with rectagular coaster

I saw this pretty mini "clip board" from Kim's blog last Christmas and have been wanting to try them out for awhile.  I think it came out really cute.  BTW, Jeannie this is what I did with the rectangular coasters.  Thank you.  I think I will make a matching pen and give them away as Christmas gifts.  Oh, yes, I need to start on that.