Cable Knit and Hot Cocoa

The weather here in lower Delawareis growing chilly. Time to pull out the cable knit sweaters and enjoy some hot chocolate. I’m preparing things for our big Craft Fair on Saturday and brought out the Cable Knit Embossing Folder to make some holders for hot chocolate mix.

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Isn’t that cute? The little Treat Tube holds some dehydrated marshmallows and some crushed candy cane bits to go along with the hot chocolate mix.

Design Notes for Cable Knit Hot Cocoa Holder:

I created the folder using Soft Sky card stock and placed in in the Cable Knit Embossing Folder. This folder is referred to as a Dynamic Folder because it gives you a very deep impression. It really looks like a cable knit sweater!

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By the way, be sure to use Tear n’ Tape when assembling this. It will withstand the pressure of the package and the Treat Tube. I also used the 1/4″ Punch to make some hole for the ribbon around the test tube.


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Ava’s Window Box Treat

A week or so ago I showed you a treat box I made with the Window Box Thinlits and Creep It Real stamp set. (Check it out here.) This week I decided that I’d give that to my goddaughter’s son and make something else for her older daughter, Ava. At one point I looked at the first treat box and realized it had a pumpkinish shape. (Yes, use your imagination.)  What did I come up with? A Window Box treat that looks like a jack-o-lantern!

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See, it is pumpkinish!

Design Notes for Window Box Treat:

The Thinlits for the Window Box make the box itself pretty easy. I used some shapes from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the eyes and nose. The mouth was pretty much guess work. I wanted it to have that “I carved it myself!” look. To get the pumpkin texture, I ran the pieces through the Big Shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder before I assembled it. For the stem, I just rolled a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. It was easier to work with after curling it with my Bone Folder. The leaves were made with the Leaf Punch.

Here’s a picture to show you the stem and leaves. You can also see that I sponged the card stock a bit with some Crumb Cake ink.

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Creep It Real Treats – Really?

You wouldn’t think of treats being creepy and cute at the same time. I always make some sort of treat for my monthly card classes. This month I decided to make mini cupcakes and adorn them with tooth picks using the Creep It Real stamp set. And really, they are cute! Yes, Creep It Real Treats!

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Didn’t I tell you? People thought they were pretty yummy too!


Design Notes for Creep It Real Treats:

Well, it really couldn’t have been much easier. I stamped, punched and added the tooth pick to one side. I used Fast Fuse as I wanted to be sure the pieces stayed with the tooth pick. Fortunately, Fast Fuse is on Sale for a few more days. You can buy a Fast Fuse and get two refills for free! Great deal, right!

Here are close up of the toothpicks.

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I used mostly stamps from Creep It Real, but also used another holiday stamp set, Merry Cafe.



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Creep It Real Window Box

I’ll admit, I needed to be convinced that the Creep It Real stamp set was something I had to have in my collection. Now I’m having so much fun with it. Glad I bought it. (Thanks, Brian King.) I didn’t think I would ever use the “Brush Your Fangs” stamp from this set!

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When I was young, my grandfather lived with us. I recall that he kept his false teeth in a box that now reminds me of the box I can create with the Window Box Thinlits. It got me to thinking and I then I took myself to the local dollar store and guess what I found.

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Yes, it’s true! Fangs to go in the box! I even added some candy eye balls to add to the creep factor!

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Design Notes for Creep it Real Window Box.

The Window Box Thinlits set comes with thinlits for the box and lovely designs for the top and sides. I just used the box thinlits and then added some creepy images to the side. Those stamps are also part of the Creep it Real stamp set. No heavy lifting here.

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Water Aerobics Thanks With Seaside Shore

Each summer one of my neighbors brings her gigantic boom box and a water aerobics CD over to the pool a few mornings a week. We all follow along with the CD and get some exercise and have lots of fun. Yesterday we had a little brunch to finish off the year. (Exercise and food, the perfect combination.) So, I created this thanks with Seaside Shore stamp set.

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Are you wondering about those funny looking bits? They are supposed to be our swimming noodles!

Design Notes For Thanks With Seaside Shore Card:

Making a pop-up card is not hard if you can follow directions and not get ahead of yourself. I’ve made them before (see this post).  I used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper to decorate the various panels and the cut some waves from Silver Glimmer Paper. The fish, of course, are from the Seaside Shore stamp set. Since I wanted to add a nice sentiment on the back, I used one of the larger sentiment from the All Things Thanks set.

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Because lots of people were going to sign the card, I made a folded panel in the back. I also made it a little taller than usual so I made my own envelope! Gotta love the Envelope Punch Board!

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Here’s Sharon with her special card.