Pyramid Pals Pooh Boxes

At the OnStage Live event in April I hosted a dinner and treat swap.  We met at the Red Rock Brewery which seems to have become a tradition now.  In the past we have done a card swap and then on top of that some people would bring little treats to give to friends too.  So I thought why don’t we just swap little treat ideas so that was what we did and I think everyone really enjoyed it.  Usually we go to Salt Lake City in July and the weather has always been really nice but this time we went in April – weather is not so nice.  It poured down rain and was really windy when we were trying to get to the restaurant that night.

There were 20 of us and a ton of cute little treat ideas.  I know I’ll be using them throughout the year for various things.  A couple I’ve already used since I’ve been home.  Today I wanted to share mine with you.  I made a little Pooh box using the Pyramid Pals Thinlits. They were so cute!  The thinlits are in the Occasions catalog and have a stamp set called Playful Pals.  If you order this month (May) you can get them as a bundle and save 15%.  They will be in the new catalog but not as a bundle anymore.  Here are a couple of the in progress photos:

I worked on the like an assembly line – cutting all the various pieces and then working on one part at a time.  All the small pieces I stored in empty embellishment containers until I was ready to add them to my box.   I used Hello Honey card stock – I thought that was pretty perfect for Pooh Bear but it’s retiring!  So if you don’t have Hello Honey you may want to grab some.  The little bow ties are Real Red.   Here is a look at the front.


On the back I made a little trap door – the handle is a tiny Pool Party Butterfly added with a brad.  And darn it if they aren’t retiring those little brads – I bought extras because I use them a lot.   Here is a look at the back.


Inside the treat is none other than a little mini bag of gummy bears!  Yummy!  I love the real gummy bears from Germany.  We always had those as kids and I’m glad they now sell them in the US.  My kids got to grow up with them too.

Wouldn’t it be cute to add a piglet and tigger box too.  Those will have to be future creations.


“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”  – Winnie the Pooh

Remember to give someone a small little treat once in a while!

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Apple of My Eye

You are the apple of my eye!  The phrase apple of my eye refers to something or someone that one cherishes above all others.  And I cherish all of you.  Thank you for supporting me in my Stampin’ Up! business.  January through March are always busy because of our Sale-A-Bration promotion.  I was working to reach some goals during that time and then in the last few days realized I was not that far from achieving another goal – one I never really thought I could reach so I never paid much attention to it.  It’s a performance goal based on sales for the quarter.  With 2 days left in the quarter I was still $500 away.  I tried to casually post on FB, and then send out reminder emails and I was doing the countdown here on my blog.  I didn’t want anyone to miss out on getting their free sets during Sale-A-Bration.  Well as it turned out I had enough orders to reach that performance bonus for the quarter!! Thank you so much!  It also ended up being my highest sales month ever – that’s over the last 10years.  So I cherish all of you that ordered and cheered me on and supported me in any way.  2016 is off to a great start so far!!

So enough chit chat – here is my card for you today.


This is a fun set with all the fruit – you can make apples, peaches, pears, cherries, lemons, limes and I’m sure there are more.  I used the apple on this card and on the coordinating envelope.  I wanted the apple to have some variation in colors so I did a version of the old Rock-n-Roll technique.  It doesn’t seem to work quite the same with the Photopolymer stamps and the new ink pads so I had to play a little.  I inked the apple and stamped it off and then added more ink by rolling the edges and not letting all of it touch the pad again.  Each one was different but it was fun playing with the variations.

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Sale-A-Bration countdown – 3 more days

After today there are only 3 more days of Sale-A-Bration!  Thursday, March 31st will be the last day to get these items.  One of the most popular ones is the Botanical For You stamp set.  It has the big Just for You image along with some other phrases and flowers.  It coordinates with the Botanical Blooms bundle of products in the Occasions Catalog.

This project was a make&take and the Spring 2016 Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.


Everyone at the retreat received the Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit.  It is an awesome project designed to be a home decor project but it is so much more.  You can also use the pieces in scrapbook pages or make cards with them.  The box can be used to store the project or used to be given as a gift (with or without the actual project kit inside).  So we decide to decorate the box using the Botanicals for You stamp set, some left over pieces from inside the kit and then a few additional items.

The Just for you is stamped on Shimmery White card stock with Archival Black Ink.  Then we water-colored around it to add the Bermuda Bay color.  This technique was shared by Cindy Schuster who is my partner in crime at the retreats! For this technique go around your image with water filled aquapainter first.  Then come back and go around it with the aquapainter dipped in ink.

The doily, gold thread, and sequins came from the kit.  The flower is made with Cotton Paper just like the flowers in the kit and we also carried over the stamped butterfly idea from one of the kit pages.  The beautiful Watermelon Wonder ribbon is in the Occasions Catalog – don’t miss it – it is so soft and easy to work with.

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Sale-A-Bration Countdown – 4 more days

One of the available selections for your free Sale-A-Bration item is the Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection.  There are 30 specialty cards to supplement the memories in the Making Project Life Bundle in the Occasions Catalog.  Or one of our other Project Life card kits.  This little collection includes a selection of acetate cards with metallic ink.  There are also UV resist cards that you can color areas and reveal the resist pattern.

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Here is a little video showing you the cards in the specialty collection.

A suggestion for $50 in product would be – the Memories in the Making Project Life Bundle – that’s the card collection, accessory pack and coordinating stamp set, a 6×8 Kraft album, and a Variety Pack of 6×8 Pocket Pages.

I have a bunch a family here for Easter so keeping this short.

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Sale-A-Bration Countdown – 7 days

After today you’ll only have 7  more days to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration offering.  One of the cutest stamp sets is the Honeycomb Happiness set.  It has an adorable little chick, and the balloon and ice cream cone in it.  I used it here for some little treats that I gave out at my Tin of Cards class back in January.

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This idea came from Erica Cerwin.  It’s a little 2″ wide box that uses the Ornate Tag Topper punch to punch the flaps that cover the front.  The twine holds the box shut and the tag is stamped with the ice cream cone from the Honeycomb Happiness set.  I did some paper piecing by stamping the cone on the colored card stock too – and cutting it out to layer on the card.  The adorable Honeycomb embellishments are in the Occassions catalog (and so is the twine).

You need $50 in product to get this stamp set for free – here is a suggestion – the punch, the honeycomb embellishments, the Baker’s Twine, Sponge Daubers (those make the polka dots on the box), and 2 ink pads.

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9 More Days of Sale-A-Bration

Can you believe it is almost the end of March?  There are only 9 more days left after today.  March and Sale-A-Bration are coming to a quick end.  Today’s project features two items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure – Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper and the Botanicals for You stamp set.


It’s an adorable box filled with a set of cards.  This will be one of the projects for my April Botanical Gardens class.

The Botanical Builder Framelits Dies are part of the Botanical Gardens bundle.  For this project I used the Wildflower Fields Designer paper for this project instead of the Botanical Gardens Designer paper.  The colors are Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss.  I love how it turned out.  And the little Botanical Garden Jewels are the cutest little things to add just a little bling to a project.

The Botanical Gardens Bundle is priced at $51.75 and earns you a free Sale-A-Bration item – the Botanicals for You stamp set would be perfect.  But that ends on March 31st so hurry!

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