Saturday, October 12, 2013

stick puzzle

These stick puzzles are so easy and very inexpensive. You can find these craft sticks at any craft store. (don't forget your coupon for discount) Find a card with a picture no wider then 5 in. and as tall as you want. Cut the front part of the card out evenly then mod podge just enough of the back top part of the card to fit on one stick. Glue it to to what will be your top stick and top part of your puzzle. Cut it and line up another stick and repeat until your have as much of the picture as you want, let dry.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I saw these at a craft store and then came home with instructions and went crazy with them. They are so fun and easy and quite inexpensive. A friend of mine mentioned that she has noticed that when the economy is bad that so many great creative crafts come forward. I love it. Thanks who ever came up with this.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Match Game

This match game is made with 3/4 in square glass tiles from craft store. You can find stickers about that size or maybe a print on craft paper. If using stickers you'll need to stick them on another paper then cut out your squares. Mod Podge (it's a glue you can get most craft stores and walmart) the front of the sticker, place that on the bottom of the tile, let dry. It will look cloudy but that goes away as it drys. These are glass tiles but one dropping on the floor doesn't break, I've tried it. Still try not to drop the box.
If you don't have access to the tiles, use your imagination. I wonder about the backs of poker chips or just chip board. you couldn't see through them but they'd still be cute & work as a game.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pop top gift can!

This was so fun! Take a pop top can (like cannned peaches) open the bottom with can opener and save it. Fill your can with goodies or gift card etc. hot glue the bottom on and decorate!  Pull the pop top and find your gift!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Christmas gift containers made out of card stock



This box is my favorite to make. It is all folds no glue needed. You can make three boxes and hide the two smaller inside the largest one or stack them as one gift. A plain bow looks great on them too.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

card stock gift creations

At our local Porter's craft store if you buy their paper the use of the die cut machine is free. This is call slice of cake die cut. You can just make one and put a gift card or treats in it or you can make a one or two layer cake with it. I am going to put a few gifts and treats in it for my daughters birthday and then put gift tags in each one so she can use the box's as gifts to others. She's a busy gal and would love these.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Baby shower gift tote: instructions below.
These instructions are made to fit 3 baby receiving blankets and a rattle for a baby shower.
You can change the height of the rectangle cubes to fit your gift.
Cut 4 strips at 4 by 11. Score each strip at 2 5/8 four times as shown above. The scoring will help you bend your rectangle to form a tube. The small edge left over will be for gluing each box together as shown below.

Glue all four of your rectangle tubes together and set aside to dry.
Cut a handle at 9 by 5 1/2 . (above picture) Curve top and cut a hole for handle. This will go in the center of the four rectangle cubes as shown below.  Don't glue them together yet.
Now you need to cut and score the bottom piece.
For bottom piece: Cut a square 7 1/2 by 7 1/2 then score 1 in. all around. Cut corners as shown and glue corners to the inside to form the bottom box, as shown below.

Glue your decorative paper around three sides and just over the back edge.
Cover center handle piece and glue it to back of your two joined rectangle tubes. As shown below

Now glue the second set of joined rectangle tubes to the other side of the center handle piece.

Cover the bottom piece with contrasting paper and glue to bottom.

Add your gifts and embellish as desired
Makes a cute baby shower gift!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gift Tote

        Gift Tote. This is made from cardboard off the back of a 81/2  by 11 paper pad. There are four divided sections in the center just perfect for onezies. Finished off  with a handle and ribbons makes a  sweet little gift for a baby shower!  This is a take on the baby shower gift box above.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Altering books can be a fun way to celebrate a friends birthday, make a poetry book or write a story of your own. This was an old hard page children's book that I cover with paper, cut outs, ribbon and embellishments.  Each page inside celebrate my friend Paula's gifts and talents.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Treat Box Card. It has a little box attached to put sweets in!
The link for the tutorial for this card is below. I just didn't make the opening in my card, but it's cute with it too.