Winter Pillow Box for Unscripted Sketches

I decided I am going to make an effort to make items other than cards for my Unscripted Sketches design team projects. I was looking through my alterables and the first thing I found was this pillow box.


I ordered a few of these as possibilities for my sister’s wedding but they were way, way too big. I find it hard to judge sizes unless something is in front of me. Anyway, I swiped the edges with Versamark then added a mix of white and blue embossing powder and white glitter to the pillow and label. The blue snowflake has heat n stick powder and white glitter on it.

I do hope you will join us at Unscripted Sketches this week. You at least want to visit to see all the awesome projects made by the design team! They are really awesome this week (I think I am going to find myself saying that EVERY week; these girls are talented!) You can make any type of project you like; we welcome things other than cards like scrapbook pages, packaging, notebooks or journals, home dec like configurations, frames, wall art or boxes, sewing projects, mixed media, even ornaments! Or anything else you can think of!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: baha-SU!
Paper: echo park, kraft pre-made box
Accessories: snowflake buttons (backs removed) Jesse James buttons, Snowflake dies-Spellbinders, ribbon, white, blue EP, Dazzling Diamonds glitter-SU!, foam dots-Jody Morrow


Spa Party 2011

Yep, you read that correctly! 2011! I had a spa party for some of my girlfriends and I forgot to blog it! Crazy! I bought some of the stuff I needed and made others. Here are the things I made.

The invite…

spa party invite

Do you have any idea how long and hard I Had to look to find this You’re Invited stamp? OMW! I thought I was going to go crazy looking for it!

spa party clothespins4

Aren’t these cute? I didn’t have that many people so I tailored the designs to suit each person.

spa party clothespins2

Yep, two sets using these older papers. Nice for almost anyone. For a couple people whose favourite colours I didn’t know.

spa party clothespins3

These two were my favourites.

spa party clothespins5

The outside of the tins were decorated with embossed vellum and a die cut topped by a medallion.spa party pencils

Everyone got a pretty beaded pencil too. Also in the bags were a mini lip gloss, a mani kit, a bath scrubbie, a hair band and a bracelet beading kit. I think there were a couple other things too but it was such a long time ago! I wish I had a picture of how I decorated the bags too!

We made the bracelet, did our nails and some of us put on a clay face mask while we watched movies. We ate all manner of goodies as I set up a candy bar, made an enchilada dinner and had cupcakes not only for dessert but also all afternoon. If you are really on the ball you will have figured out that I did all of this while 6 months pregnant!

It would take ages to write a recipe for this so if you have any questions, fee free to email me or leave a comment with your email.

Enjoy, Rebecca


Baby Onesie Favour for Taylored Expression Blast from the Past Blog Hop

The theme this month is Trick or Sweet. Since I don’t celebrate Halloween I decided to go with Sweet. I’ve got baby on the brain of course, being almost 7 months pregnant, so a baby shower favour seemed like a no brainer. And I won a TE baby set a couple months ago making it even easier!

onesie favour front

If you don’t visit my blog on a regular basis you may want to subscribe or visit again as I will be doing a tutorial on how to make this favour. It’s pretty easy but I’ll list the sizes of circles to use and the measurements of the sleeves etc. You can get two from each sheet of 8.5×11” cardstock.

onesie favour side

I would have used blue and white jelly beans but I didn’t have any so this is filled with a roll of unwrapped Sweet Tarts minus the pink and orange ones. You could use any candy you want of course. Blue and white M&Ms could be cool too. Or blue FIZZY BATH SALTS would be a calorie-conscious option. They are easy and pretty cheap to make, just click on the highlighted text above.

If you are very observant, you may have noticed a little blue paperclip sticking out from the side of the sleeve. I wanted to be able to undo the favour and allow it to lay flat to make a template later so I used paperclips to hold it together temporarily while I photographed it.

onesie favour closeup

I used stars from two different sets, Hanging Out and Bringing Home baby, cut them away from the other stamps they were attached to and used them to background stamp the onesie. The sheep and turtle were cut apart from their stamps too.

I hope if you enjoyed this project you will visit again!

Enjoy, Rebecca

TE Bringing Home Baby, Hanging Out
Ink: Bashful blue, navy-SU!, Memento black
Paper: bashful, brocade blue CS-SU!
Accessories: blue brads, circle, label 1 Nesties, 1 1/4” circle punch-SU!, Copics W3,5, Y21,35,YG63, G21,24, foam dots-Jody Morrow





Ribbon Flower Gift Box for the OCC Challenge

This week was a fun challenge! Sharon challenged us to create a card, 3-D project, scrapbook page, etc. on the theme of Girl Power. Let’s show our feminine side and make something girly!  There are requirements: include a hand-made paper flower, ribbon and some bling.  Doll it up!

ribbon flower gift box

Well, I got the paper flower part, sort of, I am ashamed to admit that I missed the handmade part of the paper flower. I mean, I started with the handmade part. I made the base and then made some really pretty handmade, scrunchie, scalloped circle flowers. Only problem is they looked too drab for my project even though I made them from paper that matches the colours in the DP. Funny thing is, I have no idea why. I made one peach and one yellow but they looked the same colour and much too boring to match the project.

ribbon flower gift box2

After that, the paper flower idea got stuck in my head as I searched for a substitute, only as I type this am I realizing I forgot the handmade part. I decided to use a chipboard flower and cut the petals off, covering them in my favourite green ombre ribbon to make them look like leaves. They are handmade I guess, they are a type of paper and they used to be flowers. Do you think that counts?? LOL!

ribbon flower gift box3

I really like this template. I love how the paper you use for the flap shows at the back! And since I used pretty DP, it makes it that much better! It is by Lauren Meader of My Time Made Easy; I’ve been somewhat critical of some of her templates in the past, loving the shape and design but not loving the imperfections and occasional asymmetry. This one is pretty much perfect! YEAH! I didn’t change a thing AND I will ribbon flower gift box4make it the same way next time so I was very happy constructing it.

I made the flower from ribbon (a la Monica Geller, “I KNOW!”) but I can’t tell you how yet as that will be my video tutorial for my May Arts Design Team application. I used Distress Crackle Paint on the Maya Road flourishes.

I’d love to see your name over at the OCC blog! This one is pretty easy so there are no excuses! And of course, when you visit, you can see the other AWESOME gal’s work! I’ve seen it, it is TOTALLY worth surfing by!

Enjoy, Rebecca

American Crafts Botanique, natural white CS-SU!
Accessories: May Arts ribbon, tulle, beads chipboard flower-stash, chipboard flourishes-Maya Road, pearls-Dollarama, labels 14 Nestabilities, Velcro-Wal-mart, Crackle paint-Ranger


Baby Favour Tin–Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Time for another Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop! This month the theme is SPRING!

TE blast blog hop

When I think of Spring I think of babies, I guess mostly baby animals but since I I have no TE animal stamps, I went with human babies! Wouldn’t this tin be cute for a baby shower favour? You could put the baby’s or the mom’s name along the bottom.

TE baby favour tin

I used the pennant stamp from Hangin’ Out along with the tiny flower and the sentiment. Shame this photo is too washed out, I have the hardest time getting soft colours to look right. The little flowers were coloured with Copics G21, Y35 and I blended R11 and RV10 for the pink. It keeps the pink from being too peachy or purpley. The blue dots in the corner are brads and I used my Big Bite to go right through the metal of the tin lid to attach them.

TE baby favour tin side

I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop! See below the recipe for the rest of the bloggers all showing you fabulous projects this month! If you enjoyed this post, I hope you will subscribe to my blog, you can become a Google Follower, sign up for RSS feeds or receive emails in your inbox, all on the sidebar. You can also click on the Blast from the Past TE blog hop tag at the bottom of this post to see my other blog hop projects. Thanks for visiting.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Hangin’ Out-TE, Alphabet-Hero Arts
Ink: all SU! except Memento brown
Paper: CS and DP-SU!
Accessories: tin-stash, punch-EK Success, Scor-Tape, Big Bite, Brads-Making Memories, Twine-PTI, ribbon-stash, Copics, foam dots- Jody Morrow



Happy Mail for the OCC

This week’s challenge is to fussy cut! You can cut out your image, paper piece, hand cut some shapes, anything you like!

Happy Mail

I hand cut the little girl, her dress and her pockets. And since I couldn’t get my $%^&* die cutter to work properly, I ended up trimming and hand cutting my mail box template too. GRRR! It sure is cute though isn’t it? Smile I am not going to give a link for the template because it didn’t assemble properly. I’ll try it again and if it works, then I’ll link it.

happy mail cupcake stand

The cupcake stand is made from…. guess what?…. a ribbon spool from May Arts! Cool right? I wrapped the center with a strip of DP. Then I traced the top onto another piece of DP. I punched a strip of DP (it is coloured on the other side), stamped it, scored it then glued it to the top of the stand. The fold aligns with the top edge of the ribbon spool. When you get to the corners, clip the paper so it will fold neatly. Then glue the top on. I didn’t have a cupcake (though I found a new bakery just today!) so I filled a small tin I had handy with Hershey’s Cherry Cordial Kisses.

happy mail closeup inside

Here’s a close up of the mail box showing the interior. You can’t see it but the floor inside is also covered in DP that matches the top of the cupcake stand. It is filled with Hershey’s Mini Chocolates.

Enjoy, Rebecca

little girl, sentiment-PTI, Sweet-Mixed Messages PTI
Ink: memento black, rose, pretty in pink-SU!
Paper: DP-Bittersweet Basic Grey, white CS-Taylored Expressions, pink, chocolate CS-SU!
Accessories: Spellbinders tag die, lacy circles, Copic Markers R21,81,8385, E00, 11, 21, 31, 33,93, Y21, B14, flower-Prima (I think), dotted ribbon-stash, seam binding ribbon-Masterstroke, brad-Basic Grey, MS punch


Dino Lolli Covers!

I have boys so while most treat packaging ideas out there right now are pink and red, I made these in boy colours. They aren’t for Valentine’s Day anyway so they sure don’t want PINK {{GASP, EWW MOM!}}

dino lolli cover

Awww, aren’t these cute?? I love how the one dino looks like a tree top since he overlaps a tree on the DP! These are very quick and easy to make and use very little supplies. You can get 10 from one sheet of CS and 12 from one piece of 6×6” DP, both with a scrap leftover! It did take a while to cut out the dinos but if you had a small enough punch, it would be quicker. I only have 1/2”, too small and 1 1/4”, too big!

dino lolli cover2

To make them, cut strips of cardstock, 2 x 4 1/4”. Score at 2 1/8”, the center and for the ends, I moved my paper on my score board to the 1/16” mark and scored at 3/8”. I just turned the paper to do the other end rather than trying to figure out where to score it. Cut the DP to 1 3/4” wide and 1 1/2” high.

dino lolli cover tut

Here you can see that I have scored the cardstock, added Scor-Tape and punched one end. NOTE: I’ve used the small end of the Crop-a-dile to punch these; I ended up using the large one and I was sure glad I had scored a bit larger than 1/4”. You want to make sure that your holes at both ends line up so I used the previous holes to mark the other end. You want to add the Scor-Tape BEFORE punching so you don’t have to piece the tape on both sides of the hole.

Easy right? I hope you try these out! Can you believe I even had brown lollis to go with. What flavour are those anyhow? Maybe root beer? Hmmm…..

Enjoy, Rebecca

Tiny Treats:Valentine-PTI
Ink: Memento black
Paper: Artichoke CS-SU!, DP-Archaic Basic Grey
Accessories: Scor-Tape, word window punch-SU!