Traveling TIC ~ TAC~ TOE

Hello friends, and welcome to my blog.

I have a cute little project to share with you tonight.  I hope you enjoy watching.  PS. I turn green for a second… I don’t know why but at least its not for long, whew!

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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Birthday Box and Matching Card Class

Hi friends!!!!  Today’s post is all about birthdays.  We all have them rather we like it or not right?

I hope this picture captured the elegance of this ensemble.  I absolutely love this birthday box and coordinating card.  I love them so much that I want to share them with you.  They are simple, beautiful and you can use them the next time you have a birthday to celebrate.

Here is the scope…. You can contact me and come by anytime this week to make them.  The cost of this class is a minimum $20.00 order that day.

My stamp room is still in disarray (we have construction going on at our house) so for this class, we will be working in my dining room.   I can only have a few ladies at a time under these circumstances and I have packets ready for the first 10 ladies who contact me.  One more thing, these projects come in silver or gold so let me know which set you want.  I’m ready so you can come as early as tomorrow.

Isn’t this box precious?  I’m going to save mine for my great granddaughters 1st birthday.  She just turned 1 month old so I guess I’m a little excited about her birthday party, LOL!!!

Here are the coordinating card and envelope.  I love the corrugated oval element and how it is mixed with a silver doily and that amazing silver candle.

In this picture, you can see the polka dot ribbon.  The ribbon adds just one more touch of feminity and sweetness.

I hope to hear from you right away.  Remember I only have 10 sets for these projects.  It will be fun to work one on one with you too, we can catch up and visit while you create.

Have a great evening.  Live Loved ~ Beverlee

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Valentines Cups


Hello friends and thank you for requesting the HOW TO video for my Valentine cups.  I must tell you that this little box is an oldie but a goodie, there is nothing new about it.  However, I did add a handle to the box which instantly changed the look of the box.  Now you can make a box or turn that cute easy box into a paper cup.

Here are the instructions:

I started with an 8-1/2 X 11 piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock


The first thing I did was to cut the cardstock in half at 5-1/2″


Next, I place the 5-1/2 side on the 6 1/2″ mark on my trimmer and cut off 2 inches.  Your piece is  now 5-1/2″ X 6-1/2″


When I cut the 2″ piece off, I didn’t want to waste it so I cut that piece in half at 1″.  Now you have two cup handles.



Place one end of the handle back into your trimmer at the 1/2″ mark and score



Fold the cardstock up at the scoreline and add tear and tape to the tab you created.  Then add another piece of tear and tape to the top of the strip as shown.  Set aside.



Next, cut your choice of Designer Series Paper at 2″ X 9″



Place tear and tape at both ends.  Make sure that the tape goes on the side of the paper that you DO NOT want to show on your project.  Set aside.



Now to make the box.  

To make your score lines start by placing the 5-1/2″ side at the top of your trimmer and score at 1-1/2″.  Turn your cardstock around so you can score the other side at 1-1/2″ also.  It should look like this

Place the cardstock back in the trimmer with the 6-1/2″ side at the top and score at 2-1/2″.  Now slide your cardstock over to the 4″ mark and score again.  Your piece will now look like this.  



You will now cut two tabs.  On the 2-1/2″ and 4″ score line you will cut up to the 1-1/2″ score line.  Do that to both sides and then add your tear and tape as shown.


Remove the protective paper from the tear and tape and fold one side of the box up like this and then do the same on the other side.



Your box is done.  

You are now ready to embellish your box.  The first thing I did was to add the handle. You will want to run your bone folder over the 1″ by 5-1/2″ cardstock piece to make it curve.  Remove the protective paper from the tear and tape that you placed on the tab.  Add the tab end of the cardstock strip to the side and bottom of your box.

Then remove the protective paper from the second piece of tear and tape that you placed at the top of the strip, and tuck the top end into the box between the flaps.

Now you are ready to wrap the DSP around the cup, I start by removing the protective paper from the tear and tape on one end only.  I place that end right in the middle of the back of the cup.  Next, I wrap the DSP around the box burnishing each edge as I round each corner.  Go all the way around the cup until you meet up where you started.  Adhere.

Below are my embellishments and a piece of scrap white cardstock.  Just use any scrap to stamp your sentiment on. I used Lovely Lipstick ink.  Framelits cut out the DSP heart.  You can find all of the product that I used in the product list below. 

I added ribbon, pearls, and a little flower just to doll up my project a bit more.  Now all you need to do is fill your cup as desired.

You will notice in the video that I used a variety of candy to fill the cups.  I did that to show you that so many different candies fit in this cup.  

You certainly can make this cup for any occasion.  So don’t get stuck on ONLY VALENTINES, try a birthday cup or a baby favor.  Show me your ideas.  I would love to see them.

I will be giving these cups to all who order from me this month. I handed one out yesterday and she LOVED it.  I will hand out more today.  Hopefully, my customers are all thrilled with their special little gift.

OH… My email has changed to [email protected]

Please let me know if you have questions or if you need my assistance placing an order.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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Beauty Abounds and Meant to Be Bundles

Welcome back and happy Monday.  I hope you are having a great day.

Today I’m sharing an idea with you that popped into my head the other day.  When I saw the large butterfly image the Beauty Abounds Thinlit cut out, I thought of lace.  In my head, I saw the butterflies filling the void of the scallop heart from the Meant To Be Thinlits.

So I cut out the largest heart in the set and removed the solid inside that it creates and filled it in with the butterflies.  Yep, that is what I imagined.  I think it is beautiful.  I glued the butterflies to the scalloped heart and then trimmed off the excess.  Once I had trimmed off the un-needed butterflies I added dimensionals to the back of the heart and set it on the whisper white layer piece.  Lastly, I added everything to a card base and completed the inside of the card.

Notice the stamped sentiment THANKS.  What I love about the subtle folder’s texture is that you can stamp on it.  The texture is smooth enough that it allows stamping on it instead of having to stamp first then emboss.


Below is the full card. I just noticed that I have a little something on the big butterfly.  Sorry about that.  At least it is not ink so I can blow away whatever it is.


So for the next card, I did the same things except I used a solid color heart behind this one.  I wanted to see what color behind the butterflies would look like.

When I trimmed off the excess butterflies, I actually had a whole one left so I added it to the top of the heart.  You may think that I used Vanilla cardstock for these butterflies, but I didn’t, I used Shimmer white cardstock.  When the shimmer white cardstock is close to Whisper White cardstock you can see the difference in color.  Both are white, but different hue’s.

Look at all the detail and texture these Thinlits and folders make.  I LOVE IT!

There is one more thing I want you to notice about this card.  The focal point, the heart, it pops off of the page.  I know that you can use dimensionals to lift an image, but this heart is bent slightly in the middle and lifted higher.  If you look again you will see a large shadow in the picture.  The shadow is pretty big because of the larger lift of the heart.

The way you can lift hearts like this is, you cut two hearts out, score them down the middle ( portrait style).  Next, fold them in half and butt up to the scored edges together forming a whole heart.  Glue down the bottom halves of the hearts to the card, leaving the top flap of the hearts loose.  Then attach the focal point heart to those two pop up hearts using Tombow liquid glue. Let set and you are done.

I hope you have found a bit of inspiration here today. Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to let me know what you think of my ideas.

Enjoy your day and remember to LIVE LOVED.




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