Saturday, September 25, 2010

{Halloween Coffin Treat Boxes}

Looking for a quick and easy Halloween gift? This is it! Such a cute little treat. °Ü°

I wasn't feeling very well today and so I spent most of the day in bed. :( After dinner, I still wasn't feeling my best, but I couldn't go back to sleep, so I pulled a chair up to the Cricut desk and grabbed the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I thumbed through the booklet and came to the page with these adorable coffin boxes on it. After debating, I finally decided to give them a go. I got out some black card stock and scrap Halloween papers and started cutting. I started small, with the Witman Sampler boxes in mind, and cut each one at 7". Once I got the shells put together I cut the decorative scraps that I had. I added ribbon and cut some embellishments and before I knew it, I had two very cute little candy boxes ready to go! I am really excited about these. My daughters want to make some for friends, family and teachers. Now that I know what I am doing and have all of the dimensions down, it should be easy to create tons more. If you have the Happy Hauntings cart, you've got to try these! You will ♥ them and so will everyone you give one to!

The fnished box was almost 5" long and almost 3" wide. I filled them with candy kisses and was able to get quite a few in there. Just make sure you are cutting with thick card stock. The candy does add lots of weight and anything thin will not hold up.

Happy Scrappin' to ya! °Ü°

Friday, September 24, 2010

{Diaper Cake}

Last month, I attended a baby shower that our youngest daughter and her friends threw for one of their Young Women's leaders at church. The day before the shower, we realized that we had no real center piece for the serving table! Somewhere in the deep reaches of my mind, I remembered seeing a "cake" made from diapers and immediately hit the YouTube website. I found a simple instructional video on how to construct a DIAPER CAKE. (I chose this one because it was simple and completely do-able) It is crazy to me what some people can come up with! Amazing, really.

So, after 10 minutes or so on, me and my daughter headed out to Target and Micheals. We bought size 2 Pampers, Ribbons, pacifiers, wooden dowel rods, Wilton Silver covered cake platter (scalloped edge) and rubber bands.

We got home and started rolling diapers and rubber-banding them just like the video said. Got the diapers into the layers, put 3 dowel rods down into the 3 layers- careful not to tear any of the diapers and then put on the ribbons, bow and pacifiers. I kid you not, it only took 1 hour and 15 minutes to make this cake! Seriously, the easiest and cutest project I've ever done. I wish scrapbooks were this easy! °Ü°

Your next baby shower, you've got to try it. The breakdown in cost:

  • Diapers $20
  • Ribbon $6
  • Pacifiers $ 2
  • Dowels $1
  • Cake Platter $1
  • Rubber Bands $1
Keep in mind, because it was a last minute thing, nothing I bought was on sale, but for around $31 dollars and a little time, we had a great center piece and it ended up being the actual gift that my daughter gave the mommy-to-be. She was so excited about it, she loved that the she could keep it up in the baby's room for a bit before having to tear it down to use the diapers. Shop around, buy less expensive diapers, get your ribbons on sake and you can decrease the cost of this project considerably!

How cute is that? Can't wait to go to another shower! I have so many ideas for my next one. I think this will be my staple gift for showers from now on!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

{I'm Alive!}

Yes, it is true...I'm Alive and doing well! °Ü° I have had a crazy few months, but I am back on the scrapbook wagon and working on all kinds of fun stuff for this fall and the holidays. I want to thank everyone who wrote to check up on me. I truly feel loved and appreciate your kind words.

So, what have you all been up to over the summer? Created anything fun you want to share with me? I'd love to hear about it! °Ü°

{A Card for Dad}

This past Father's Day I wanted to make a card for dad that was a classic. A shirt and tie says dad and is pretty classic! Not only did these cards turn out really cute, but they were quick and easy. Believe it or not, they are ORIGAMI! Gotta love that! I love that they can be used for just about anything you want to tell the special man in your life; Happy Birthday, Happy Father's Day, Retirement, Thank You... the possibilities are endless.


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