Basket Instructions

Hello friends.  Today’s post is all about that little basket I made for the Color Fusers blog hop.  I was asked for instructions so here they are.

I used the second largest framelit in the set.


Cut one piece of cardstock at 11 x 4-1/4.  From that piece, you can cut out all four framelit pieces as shown above.


Next, you will turn your image landscape onto your paper trimmer.  Place the nose of the image on the trimmer at 2-1/2″ and score.  Do this to all four pieces


All four images should be scored as shown above.


Next layer all of your four pieces onto your folder (mine are stacked two on each other so all four go in at once).



Now lay two pieces ( one at a time)  into your trimmer portrait style and score.  Line up the edge of the cardstock with the end of the dark gray part of the trimmer as shown below.

Now do the same with the other two pieces BUT this time CUT instead of score.


Below is a photo of one cut.

Fold up the edges of the two images that were scored

Cut off the bottom part of the tab as shown below.  Notice that I cut off the tab just up to the scoreline.  Cutting off that part of the tab reduces bulk when putting the bottom of the basket together.


Add multipurpose glue to all four tabs and let the glue set a few minutes to get tacky.


Lay the four framelit images out in this order….. One with a tab, one without a tab, another with a tab the last without a tab and then join them together.  I have a picture below.


Now bring the ends together.  Make sure everything is lined up straight.  The tacky glue allows you to still move things if necessary.

I placed multipurpose glue on three of the bottom pieces and let the glue get tacky then closed up the bottom of the basket.  I set two clear blocks into the basket for weight to help the glue set completely.


For the handle cut a 1/2 inch strip of cardstock the length of the folder.

If it is longer than the folder that is okay emboss it anyway and just cut off the excess.  


Add multipurpose glue to each end of the handle and let the glue get tacky.  Then place the handle on the basket.


Embellish as you wish.  AND HAVE A BLAST DOING IT!!!!


Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee



O’ Christmas Tree

When I first saw the adorable mini ornaments in the holiday catalog I knew I had to get some.  I thought a small table tree would look adorable adorned with them.  I have a small silver table top tree that I planned to embellish with these cute mini ornaments.  As I was looking at the ornaments I thought how would they look on a vintage spring?

Every holiday I create a 3-D item using vintage springs.  This year I made this tree.  I used the Cherry Cobbler Dark Blend to color white pearls.  Changing the color of the white pearls create berries.  Berries look darling on the wreaths.  Speaking of the wreath, I’ve gone through so many boxes of these little wreaths they are precious.   On my Christmas Tree Spring I used a wreath as the tree topper.


I used Stampin’ Up’s silver thread to hang the ornaments onto the tree.   I stained a round paper mache’ box using Cherry Cobbler Re-inker and a sponge.  When the ink dried I used the stencils and embossing paste to create the brick pattern on the lid. Dazzling Diamonds glitter makes the box look a bit snowy.  Very Vanilla Lace Trim dresses up the bottom of the box and designer series paper dressed up the inside.  The spring just sets perfectly on the box bottom.  All I had to do to finish this cute little tree off is to lean the lid up against it.

This little tree will sit perfectly on the hall way table upstairs among other Christmas holiday decor.

Please let me know what you think of my little tree?  I love it!

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What a HOOT!

Whooooo wouldn’t love receiving a goodie in this owl pillow box?

My Paper Pumpkin arrived yesterday afternoon.  Whaaahoo!  I dropped everything and went to my studio to create.  When I opened up the box I first noticed the flyer which tells us about the upcoming October and November kits.  The flyer tells us that the two kits are made- to -match projects, perfect for gift giving.  That sounds exciting!!!

Then as I set the flyer down I saw the beautiful stamp set in this month’s kit.  Wow!  What a nice set, very very versatile that is for sure.   As I opened up the project kits contents I was drawn to the embossed, craft in color pillow boxes.  I want you to know that when my Paper Pumpkin arrives I don’t  look at the instruction booklet.   I always just look at the contents and start creating.  I’m not suggesting that you do that, but that is what I do.  By not looking at the instructions, I get to use my imagination to create what ever I want.  This time I came up with this cutie pie OWL.

I’m sharing this months alternative project with everyone, however starting in October, I will create alternative projects with my Paper Pumpkin kits and share the exclusive projects via email with all of the ladies who subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and selected me as their demonstrator.  Sending a special project to my subscribers is my way of saying THANK YOU!

I think pillow boxes make cute owls so I started putting one together.  The only thing that wasn’t in the kit is the black card stock that I used for eye balls, the 3/4″ circle punch and the thick jute.  But everything else came in this months paper pumpkin kit.

Now I need to check out the instruction booklet and see what Stampin’ Up! created with the kit.  I’m sure the projects are beautiful.


Side view, don’t you love the clothes pin feet? The clothes pins allow her to stand on her own.  Yep the clothes pins are in the kit too.

If you want to try out Paper Pumpkin just go to the side bar and click on the link.  After you have filled out the subscription information you will click continue and that is where they ask you who your demonstrator is.  Just let them know it’s me!

I received a phone call from Debbie when she received this months Paper Pumpkin, she was so excited, she loves it.  Then I saw on FB where Rhonda received hers.  Rhonda was so excited too. I love it when I know my customers are enjoying their product.  NOW hopefully they will like this little OWL.

Paper Pumpkin Info:  Month to month Subscription $19.95 a month (shipping included).

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Ribbons and Bows

Happy Wednesday stamping friends!  Today I decided to make a 3-D item using Stampin’ Up! product.  The picture below shows you a close up of all of the ribbons that I used to transform an embroidery hoop into Halloween decor.

Notice that the Peekaboo Peach ribbon is crinkled.  The crinkle in this seam binding ribbon adds a touch of vintage to any project.  Another thing you will want to know about this ribbon is that it comes in all of the NEW IN-COLORS too.

The Berry Burst ribbon is a 1/2″ wide and woven.  It’s gorgeous.  The thick Jute Twine, oh my gosh, I’m so excited that Stampin’ Up! has jute in the Holiday catalog.  This hoop can securely hang anywhere from this Jute.

Embellishing the inside metal ring of the embroidery hoop was easy, I used multipurpose glue to secure the 7/8″ wide Striped Ribbon to it.  Then I tucked the inside ring  into the outer ring.  Because the Striped ribbon is much wider than the width of the rings it hangs over nicely.  Next, I embellished the outside ring with the Victorian Lace Trim.  The trim is so pretty and feminine. It also was secured with multipurpose glue.  You are going to love all of the ribbons, they truly are beautiful.  A variety of Stampin’ Up! ribbon transformed the embroidery hoop into a festive ring of holiday color.

Now, about the focal point.  A  3 x 3 square of polka dot Designer Series Paper holds a smaller stitched square of Peekaboo Peach card stock and a circle of Berry Burst card stock.  All of those items back the black cat. I sponged the circle just to add a bit of interest and texture.

You will find this black cat in the same Designer Series Pack as the polka dot paper.  Yes, there are a couple of 12×12 sheets of paper patterned with these cat images.  The cats were printed to coordinate with the cat punch.  All we have to do is punch the cats out,  Awesome huh?

The cat shimmers because I colored him with Wink of Stella.  Black Rhinestones, Bitty Bows and spider webs all contributed to the finished product.

3-D items are fun to make.  You can decorate your home with them or give them as gifts.

Thanks for stopping in, I hope you enjoyed visiting.

By the way, I love the comments I’ve been receiving lately.  Thank you for using the comment section to tell me how you feel and for asking questions.

Live Loved my friends ~ Beverlee


Christine’s Gift

Yesterday was my first day of training with my new recruit Christine.  I wanted to welcome Christine to my team with a gift so I made her this necklace.  I must tell you how I came across this idea.  One of my dear friends Liz Isa gave me a ton of vintage wooden spools, then she sent me an email with a Pinterest idea on what to do with them.  Liz  sure knows me, I loved the spools and I definitely loved the necklace idea.

So the other day I made this necklace using Stamping Up’s ” Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper” and one of the spools that Liz gave me.   This Designer Series paper pack includes 24 sheets of  lightweight sheets of paper printed with traditional Christmas carols: 4 each of 6 double sided designs. The paper is 12 x 12 acid free, lignin free, Basic Black and Whisper White in color.

Christine loved her necklace, I was so glad.  She loved the idea of wearing a necklace made with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper.  Liz and I need a necklace too so I will making more necklaces hopefully today.

Have a great weekend my friends,

Live Loved ~ Beverlee



A Rose is a Rose at OPEN HOUSE


Add candy, it’s such a GREAT favor for any occasion.


Thursday, August 3rd is OPEN HOUSE.  I open at noon and close at 8p.m.  I have quite a few RSVP’s so lets add your name to my list.  At open house this month you all will get to make and take home this cute rose cup.  The rose is so easy to make and so pretty, I know this little favor will have many many different uses.  I can see Nancy using it at her tea parties, Liz giving them to her friends, Debbie making them for her sisters, Lisa making them for weddings favors.

Hope to see ya on Thursday!

Live loved my friends,


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