Butterflies and Bunnies

Hello friends,  It is April 3rd and time just keeps on marching by.  I have been busy.  I’ve making April THANK YOU GIFTS.  These gifts are for all of my customers who order from me this month.  I call these little treat boxes Butterflies and Bunnies.

I love the combination of ruffles, polka dots, lace, and the wood texture that this treat box shows off.   These little treat boxes hold candy or any little gift you choose to give.  I chose to fill it with a chocolate bunny.

Below is a photo of the treat box when it is empty.   As usual, my project has a country feminine feel.  I’m very happy with the soft touches and the way the box turned out.  I hope all my customers love it too.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut Early Espresso card stock at 3-1/2 X 6-1/2
  2. Score on the 3-1/2 side at 1/4,3/4,2-3/4,3-1/4
  3. Score on the 6-1/2 side at 4 and 4-1/2
  4. Designer Series Paper 1-3/4 x 2-3/4 and 1-3/4 x 1-3/4

It will look like this after scoring:

 

 

Cut on score lines to form box.  After cutting it will look like this

Next, punch the top with the scallop tag punch. Burnish all your little box score lines and fold them in.  Place tear and tape on the outside tabs.  Place tear and tape on the inside box top and the outside box top.  That tape holds on the ribbons. Tip: Add your ribbon before you assemble.  Add your designer series after assembly.

I embellished the front of my box using the Butterfly Duet Punch, Powder Pink card stock (powder pink will retire June 3) and the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  One clear Rhinestone Jewel finishes off the look.

NOTE:  I forgot to list the DSP in the product list.  It is Wood Textures 6×6 designer series paper Item # 144177 – $11.00

Come see these treats at OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, April 4th from noon until 8 p.m.

Have a great day! Live Loved my friends, Beverlee Product List

March Gift

Hello again and welcome back!!!  What do you think about this adorable tote?   Angie Juda a fabulous Stampin’ Up demonstrator Is the person who designed this little guy.  I just had to make some.

In the month of March, I’m giving one tote to every customer who places an order with me.

I hear that some of my customers are keeping monthly gifts as a collection.  I also hear the little thank you gifts bring my customers inspiration.  I’m so glad, I didn’t expect that from everyone, but knowing those things are happening makes me happy.

Debbie loved this tote so much she asked me for the instructions so here they are.  I figured if Debbie wanted the instructions that you might too.

Start by cutting your cardstock at 6-7/8 x 5-1/2

Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper at 2-1/2 x 1-1/8

Now you will need to score the lines of the tote.   On the 5-1/2 side of your cardstock score at 1-3/8 and then again at 4-1/8.

Turn your cardstock to the 6-7/8 side and score at 3/4, 1-3/8, 2-3/4, 4-1/8, 5-1/2 and 6-1/8.  Use your bone folder to burnish all of the score lines.  Your cardstock should look like this now.

 

Now you are ready to do some cutting.  You will notice that I cut off all four corners.   Then I cut the center score lines to create the tabs that you see here.  After everything is cut, add tear and tape as shown.  

For the top flaps of the tote, you will want to round all four of the corners and then create the little hole for the ribbon.  I used the Detailed Trio Punch to do all of that.  Once you punch the first ribbon hole line up the totes tops together and mark the second side with a pencil so you can see where to punch the second hole.  Doing that will ensure everything is lined up perfectly.

Now put your box together and add the designer series paper pieces to the front and back of the box.  Place your goodies inside and add your ribbon.

You can embellish this box however you would like, I used a scrap of white cardstock to stamp the bunny on and then used Blends to color in her ears and belly.  I used the second to the smallest scallop circle from the Layering circles Framelits to back the bunny image.

Having the Simply Score tool makes all the scoring simple.  Enjoy making these they are super cute.  Thank you, Angie, for creating these totes we all love them.

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

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A Teacher’s Apple

Hello friends and welcome back to my blog.

Today I’m sharing with you a project that I came up with for an upcoming craft night.  I was recently asked to hold a class for a group of teachers.  Of course, I said yes. The apple is the project the teachers will be making.  I LOVE it!  I hope they all do too.


I believe that teachers are worth their weight in gold, so If I can contribute to a fun night out for these ladies, then that is what I plan on doing.

I wanted to come up with a project that the teachers could make and then proudly display on their desks.  I wanted the project to reflect their passions and their trademark so an APPLE came to mind.  When I showed the organizer of the group my idea, she flipped, she said YES right away.

With the project approved, I collected the books that they will need.  I’ve drawn the pattern and I wrote a little instruction sheet.

An apple made from a book helps to tie into the teaching theme, cute huh?  The apple that they are making is pretty big.  I don’t know if you can tell how big it is in this photo so I wanted to let you know that the apple is substantial.  I wanted the apple to make a statement on the teacher’s desks so the size is important.

I used a circle punch, Mossy Meadow card stock and the Corrugated Folder to make the leaves.  I combined rubbing alcohol and Cherry Cobbler ink refill in a small spray bottle to make the red spray.  Lastly, I used thick jute to make the bow.   The stem is a stick from our yard.

You don’t have to be a teacher to make this.  I will offer this class to anyone who is interested so just let me know if you want to make one.  If there is interest, I will set up another class date.

These apples would make a GREAT teacher’s appreciation gift or home decor.   Mine sits on our coffee table.  However, because the apple is a form of art, I can move it around and set it in many different places in our home.  For example, the apple would look really cute on a bookshelf, in the kitchen or even in a child’s room.

My oh my I’m excited to teach this project.  It was a ton of fun to create.

Have a great day!  Live Loved my friends, Beverlee

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Gingham Gala

Good evening friends,

I had so much fun making these spring poppers.  These adorable poppers have been around a few years but I never tried to make them.  I’m so glad that I tried, they are not hard.  In fact, the little ones are simple.  The larger ones just take some scoring and punching, they just take a little longer to make than the little ones.

Linda Parker is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who is very creative and she makes a lot of boxes. I got this idea from Linda and ran with it.  Thank you, Linda, I love your ideas.

I love love love the Gingham Gala DSP.  I used it to make my little poppers then I used it again to embellish the larger poppers.  I had never seen the little poppers until I saw Linda making them.  I think she designed then herself.  I’m not positive that she did but I’m giving her the credit because as I said I have never seen these cuties anywhere else.

 

Here are the instructions and the supplies you will need to make the small poppers

  1. Envelope Punch Board
  2. Gingham Gala DSP (6X6)
  3. Doily
  4. Inks to match the papers,  Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, and Lemon Lime Twist.
  5. Sweetest Thing Bundle
  6. Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack ( FREE with a qualifying Sale A Bration order)
  7. Tear and Tape
  8. Dimensionals
  9. Big Shot or paper snips
  10. Paper Trimmer
  11. Bone folder

NOTE:  I used white ribbon and polka dot ribbon because I don’t have the SaleABration ribbon YET!!!!

INSTRUCTIONS ( small poppers)

First, you will need to cut your designer series 6×6 paper down to 5-1/2 x 4-1/2

On the 5-1/2 inch side, add sticky tape all of the way across the paper. Bernish the tape using the bone folder that comes with the Envelope Punch Board.

Remove the protective paper from the tear and tape and roll your dsp into a cylinder.  Now, attach the two ends together.

ooops, excuse the feet in the pic, lol.

Now your paper should look like this

For the next step, the first thing you need to do is make sure that the seam is in the middle ( just like in the picture above).

You are now ready to pinch both ends up to 1″ in.  I’m pushing down on the right end of the cylinder in the first picture and scoring the lines with the bone folder up an inch.  

Now do the same to the left side.

 

Next place one pinched end into the Envelope Punch Board and put the end of the dsp at the 1″ mark.  Once you are in this position you can punch.

Flip the dsp over and do the same thing again.

Now do the same thing to the other end and you are done.  Your popper will look like the photo below. Isn’t it adorable!!!!!

Slip candy ( I used Ghirardelli Mini Squares) into the center and tie both ends with your ribbon.

 

 

 

LARGE POPPERS

To make these Larger Poppers you will need all of the same product that you need for the small ones plus coordinating Cardstock, multipurpose glue, and your Simply Score tool.

Start by trimming your cardstock down to 7 X 9-5/8

On the 9-5/8 end score at 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 7-5/8″, 8-1/8″ and 8-5/8″.

 

Turn your cardstock 90 degrees ( or to the 7″ side) and score at 1″, 3-1/4″,4-1/4″ and 6-1/2.  FOLD AND BURNISH all of your score lines.

Now you want to fan fold BOTH ends of your box creating a valley at the middle score line.

 

Now you will need your  ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD.   Starting on the left side of the cardstock place the pointer of the punch board on the first score line and punch.

 

Do the same to the other side.

You will now fold the first landscape scoreline down and tuck it under the cardstock.  Then punch again just like you did before.  See in the picture below the first two punched areas cannot be seen because they are folded under the cardstock.

Now punch again.  Move to the other side and punch again just like before.  Do this to all of the landscape score lines.  When you fold the paper under at the score lines the punching will be harder because you are now punching through two layers of cardstock.  Just press hard and remove the piece that falls out each time.

 

Continue until you have punched both sides of each folded scoreline.  It will look like this at the end of punching.

To make the tab for your box, add tear and tape to the skinny end of the box as pictured below.

Burnish the tear and tape pieces, remove the protective paper.  At this point, you are ready to put the box together.  Flip the box over fold down the sticky tab and fold the box in half so that both ends meet and stick together.

This is what it looks like after you adhere the two ends together.

Your box is ready to embellish.  Add your Designer Series Paper.

Cut two pieces of DSP to 5-3/8 x 2.  Then cut two more pieces at 5-3/8 x 3/4.  Use multipurpose glue to stick these strips of DSP onto you box panels.  Place one of the little poppers inside of the big popper and then close the ends of the boxes using your ribbon.

Once you have made one of these boxes you will enjoy making more.  They may look intimidating at first but just go slow and make sure your scoring is correct.  Also, make sure the paper placement in the Envelope Punch Board is correct.  If you do those two things right, you can’t go wrong.

I can show you how to make these at my OPEN HOUSE too.  I hope you are coming.  My Open house is on February 7th from noon until 7 p.m. Just RSVP, please.

Have fun and thanks for stopping by.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee Product List

 

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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Snowman’s Hat

So, what do you think of this little snowman’s top hat?  This is the project that I made on Facebook Live last Sunday night.  If you have Facebook and you would like to visit me I go live every Sunday night.   Just hop on over to my Facebook business page @ Stampinalldaywithbev at 7 p.m Pacific time to watch.  Or if you miss it, you can go back anytime and replay the live video.

Every Sunday night I create something new to share with you.  I have fun seeing all the comments and visiting with all of you while sharing what I love.

The top hat above is a candy holder.  In photo #4 you will see that there is a little hole at the bottom that you can punch through to retrieve the treats.

 

The next top hat is home decor, it will look sweet just setting amongst your Christmas decor.   I have mine sitting on my coffee table already just because it makes me happy.

Here is a picture of the hats together.  I wanted you to see them next to each other so that you can see if you like the Old Olive Sprigs best or the Gold Glimmer Sprigs.

 

In the picture below I’m showing the bottom of the candy holder hat.  The small hole is covered with wax paper so you can easily poke at it and release the candy.

I made the hats using OUI yogurt containers and black spray paint.  Because the container is glass this little hat is very very nice.  It shines, it has weight to it and it will last forever.

To watch me make these hats just go to my Facebook business page and check out the video.

Thanks for stopping in and remember to Live Loved my friends ~ Beverlee Product List