January Paper Pumpkin – Adoring Arrows

As promised, I am going to show you this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s called Adoring Arrows. ONE Paper Pumpkin kit makes 24 of these adorable treat bags. Spoiler Alert – Spoiler Alert, it will take longer than 30 minutes to assemble. I did parts at a time while watching the news over two evenings.

Here’s one that I put together.

January Paper Pumpkin

I thought about seeing if I could come up with some alternate projects, but honestly, I’ve decided that I need all of these for folks in my classes and a few of my friends. (I have two kits.) If you want to try something else, you can always look on Pinterest for alternate ideas.


Here’s a little video from Stampin’ Up! It’s a great overview on how to put the treats together. If you watch this then you will be able to fly through the assembly!


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Paper Pumpkin, Sale-A-Bration

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Hope you are having a good weekend.



Curvy Keepsakes Ladybug Treat Box

Recently I was looking at a catalog and saw a picture of some Valentine ladybug treat boxes. “I can do that”, I thought. And guess what? I did it. Some time with my Big Shot and Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlits dies and here it is!


Curvy Keepsakes Box thinlits, Valentine, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

How to make Curvy Keepsakes Ladybug Treat Box:


I decided it was easier to show you than to try to tell, so I created this video tutorial:



Isn’t that easy? I know you can make it too! Here are some measurements that will help you:


  • (2) 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ Real Red card stock. Save left over scraps for little hearts for antennae
  • Basic Black, about 1 1/2″ x 8″ for dots, antennae and face
  • Small scrap Silver Glimmer
  • Scrap Whisper White

Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlits, Valentine, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com


Here’s a picture of my catalog inspiration. How do you think i did?

Ladybugs from Current catalog

Tools and Supplies for Curvy Keepsake Ladybug:

I hope you enjoyed this little treat box. Be sure to make one for your Valentine!

Thanks for stopping by today.




Inside the Lines Notebook

One of my good friends celebrated her birthday yesterday. I made her a card, of course, and a little note book using the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper and Watercolor Pencils.

Inside the Lines DSP, notebook, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens

Notes for Inside the LInes Notebook

Coloring books for adults are all the rage these days. If you like coloring, you need Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Pencils. They coordinate perfectly with Stampin’ Up! colors. If you are interested in different ways to use these pencils, check out my video tutorial here.You will see that you can use the pencils by themselves, with a Blender Pen or with an Aqua Painter.

It can be troublesome to adhere Glimmer Paper to card stock or other papers on top of Glimmer. However, if you use Tear & Tape, you won’t have any problems.

The bee among the flowers is part of the paper. I colored it with the Watercolor Pencils then the Blender Pen. Next, I added some Wink of Stella to his wings. The bee on the sentiment is part of the Touches of Texture stamp set. Lucky find, wasn’t it.

Inside the lines DSP, Watercolor Pencils, Flourishing Pharses, Touches of Teture

The notebook itself goes together pretty easily. I also have a video for that. Just click here. Notice, I just changed the orientation.


Supplies for Inside the Lines Notebook




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My First Valentine – Sealed With Love

Yesterday just seemed like the right day to make my first Valentine card. I decided to use the new Sealed with Love stamp set from the Occasions catalog.

Sealed with Love stamp set, Valentine card, Envelope Punch board, Sweet and Sassy Framelits

The card ended up measuring about 4″ x 4″, so I used the Envelope Punch Board to make an appropriately sized envelope. So easy and cute.

Sealed with Love stamp set, Valentine card, Envelope Punch board, Sweet and Sassy Framelits


Notes on Valentine Sealed with Love 

I used one of the largest Sweet and Sassy Framelits to make the card base.

If you let the edge of the Framelit hang over the top fold of the paper, your card base will still fold. Then cut a piece of Designer Paper, like the Sending Love Designer Paper I used, cut it out and adhere to the front of the card base. However, because of the point at the end of the card, it won’t stand up! I have it displayed on top of an acrylic picture frame. You can use this technique with many sets of Framelits like circles, ovals, flower shapes, what ever suits your fancy!

The envelope is made from a piece of Bermuda Bay card stock, cut to the measurement specified on the Envelope Bunch Board. Just seal up the sides and use a Mini Glue Dot when you are ready to mail the card. Easy! Oh and don’t you love the Bermuda Bay Sequins? I attached them with the smallest dot of glue using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen


Supplies for Valentine Sealed with Love



Blog Highlights from Australia

You have probably seen that I am participating in a blog highlight with Kylie Bertucci, Australia’s #1 Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. There is still time to vote for my card, #11, by clicking here and then going to my card, and clicking on the heart (it will appear in the upper right hand corner) to vote for me.

Kylie highlights card




Window Shopping for January Birthdays

Oops! It’s mid January and I am just now working on my January #imbringingbirthdaysback cards. Well, hopefully late really is better than never. I’ve used the new Window Shopping stamp set for this easy card.

Window Shopping stamp set, Candle border Punch, Soinge Brayers, birthday card

Tips on Creating Window Shopping Birthday Card:

I’ll bet you are sitting there looking at the background paper and wondering what designer paper it is. I made it myself. A scrap of paper was all I needed to  create a stencil using the Candles Border Punch. Next I lined  the stencil up with the piece of Whisper White card stock and used my Sponge Brayer to lay down the row of Island Indigo candles, then the So Saffron, and finally the Cherry Cobbler ones. I used some Washi Tape to hold it in place.

Window Shopping stamp set, Candle Border Punch, Songe Brayers

Supplies for Window Shopping Birthday Card:

Paper Pumpkin, Sale-A-Bration


Just a reminder, during Sale-A-Bration, which runs until March 31, you can get a three month Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscription for just $55. You also get a Sale-A-Bration item in the deal!  A twelve month pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription is $215 and you get to select 4 Free Sale-A-Bration items.

Tomorrow I will highlight this month’s Paper Pumpkin. Mine arrived yesterday so I’m itching to get to it!

Also, it’s not too late to vote for my card on Kylie Bertucci’s International Review. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/KyliesJanHighlights

Thanks as always for stopping by.