Thursday, May 30, 2013

Scor-pal and Paper Smooches

Hi there - Tya here with my take on the fun swap that we got to participate in with Paper Smooches. They absolutely have the cutest, most whimsical stamps out there that are totally right up my alley!
I got to use the new stamps set called Think Fast. It featured lots of darling food shapes. I decided to make a fun little gift card holder/card to give to your special someone when you need a  lunch date! I was inspired by a pin that I had on Pinterest, like this one  here, I just changed the measurements and made it a single pocket instead of a double. Here's how I made it:
Greeting Card with Gift Card Holder Pocket

Think Fast stamp set by Paper Smooches
6x6 paper pad from My Minds Eye Collectable papers
 6 x 11 Red cardstock 
Kraft cardstock 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 and 3 x 5 1/2
Scallop border punch

Step 1- On the 11 inch side of the red cardstock, make score marks at the Triangles on the Scor-pal. (these are the marks you would use to make a brochure fold)

Step 2- On the 6 inch side, score at 1 1/2 and 3 inches.

Step 3- Trim away the bottom and middle sections as shown. NOTE: its ok if you have score marks left on the sections showing. This is just meant to be a card base and you will eventually cover these with other papers.

Step 4-
Now you will choose 3 different pattern papers to cover the card base.

These measure 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 (stripe), 3 1/2 x 4 1/4  (green dot), 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 (yellow)

Add these layers to the card as shown:

Step 5- Add Scor tape as shown to make the front pocket:

Step 6- Decorate the card as shown:
Banner is 1 x 3 inches, Kraft cardstock on left side is 3 1/2 x 4 1/4, Kraft cardstock on right side is 
3 x 5 1/2, white cardstock is 2 1/2 x 4 1/4. Add  sentiment  and soda cup stamp. Add button and twine.

Kraft paper border strip 1 x 3 1/2 - used a scallop border punch. Red cardstock is 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, Red stripe paper is 2 x 2. Add sandwich stamp and buttons.

Thanks for joining me!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Scor-pal and May Arts

Hi there! Welcome to the May Arts and Scor-pal blog hop. Here are the participants for today!


Charlene Driggs

Lori Williams -
Christina Colón

Steph Ackerman -
DeeDee Catron

Toni Storie -
Emily Lanham

Tya Smith -    YOU ARE HERE!
Erin Thiem

Virginia Nebel -
Gini Williams Cagle

 Thank you for stopping by and letting me show you my take on using the beautiful and yummy ribbons from May Arts on a project using my Scor-pal! I am such a ribbon fanatic - this was a match made in heaven for me!
With the school year wrapping up I decided to make a fun little teacher appreciation gift for my children's school teachers. I decided to do my take on a pull out treat box. I thought this was a great way to highlight the ribbon! And who doesn't love M&M's right?

M&M Pull Treat Box
Back piece of box  3 1/2 x 7 inch paper or acetate (Piece A)
Front piece of box 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch paper or acetate (Piece B)
2 x 6 3/4 piece of cardstock for belly band
(2) 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 pieces of cardstock for belly band
(2) 2 x 2 1/4 pieces of pattern paper for belly band 
(Paper I used is from My Minds Eye Collectable 6x6 pad)
 1 yard of Ribbon ( I used this Red Sheer Line Ribbon from May Arts)
Tag made with Silhouette Machine
3/8 inch hole punch
M&M's or other similar candy in a bag

Just a note- I used acetate for my box base, but for tutorial purposes, I used a piece of white cardstock.

Step 1-Score the Back of the box piece (Piece A)  ½ inch on 3 sides (2 long sides and 1 short side)

Step 2- Score the Front of the box piece (Piece B)  ½ inch on 3 sides (2 long sides and 1 short side)

Step 3-Snip 2 bottom sections on both black cardstock pieces and adhere to make the bottom of the box. 

 Add adhesive to outer edges of the tall back section of box and then slide the small front section to the outside of the longer piece.

Step 4-Punch hole in front section of box. 
 Punch 2 holes in top and bottom of candy bag. Run ribbon from the bottom hole through to the top hole.

Step 5-Take bottom ribbon and pull it through the hole in the front of the box and stuff the candy to the inside of the box.

Step 6- Make the belly band. For the base you will need the 2 x 6 2/4 piece of paper. Score this paper at 1/2 inch, 1 inch , at the triangle mark right after the 3 1/2 inch mark and at 4 1/4 inches. Fold around the box and adhere in the back.
 Add the cardstock and pattern papers shown below to the front and the back of the belly band as shown.

Step 7-
Add a decorative tag and tie the ribbon to complete the project.

To see more of the hop, go check out the some more creative creations by May Arts DT and the Scor-Pal DT.  Leave some love along the hop, prizes will be 3 spools of a ribbon and a scor-pal.

Next stop on the blog hop:
Erin Thiem
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Quick and Easy Cards with My Minds Eye

Hi there - just wanted to add these 3 cute and EASY cards to the old blog.

 At Heartland I am making kits of these cards plus a sketch for you to use over and over again as part of my new kits I am selling at Heartland called "Just Be Sketchin'". This month I used the new Collectables line from My Minds Eye..I have always loved My Minds Eye products! Everything from the color pallates that they use to the patterns on the paper that they choose are always spot on! 
Thanks for taking a peek! 
Happy Card Making!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hand Santizer Holder Tutorial

If that special someone in your life loves things that smell good, chances are that they will love this little hand sanitizer holder. This project features the cute little 1 oz. hand sanitizers that you can get at Bath and Body Works  that come in all sorts of yummy scents.These would make wonderful gifts for moms, or for your favorite teacher.
2 x 11 cardstock
3/4 inch circle punch
Sticky Strip
Scoring Tool 
1 3/4 x 1 3/4 inch pattern paper
1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inch pattern paper  
Pattern Paper and Embellishments from the Flower Box Collection:

Step 1- On the 11 inch side of the 2x11 inch cardstock, score the paper at 1/2, 1 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2,
 7 1/2, and 8 1/2 inches.

 Step 2-Using the 3/4 inch circle punch, punch a hole in the section between the 1/2 inch and the 1 1/2 inch score marks as shown.
Step 3- Fold all of the score lines. Add some sticky strip to the small section that is to the left of the circle you just punched out.
 Step 4- Add the hand sanitizer to the box.
 Step 5- Fold up the box as shown.
 Step 6-Add the pattern paper to the outside of the box. Add a velcro or a magnet to the box as shown to hold the box closed.
 Step 8- Add the Flower die cuts and leaves as shown. Make a tag and add the "For You" stickers. Add the tag to the front of the box.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Money box featuring Doodlebug Design Cap and Gown

Have a grad? Need a cute gift idea? Why not give the gift that everyone loves...cold, hard cash!
This fun little gift box features the new Cap and Gown line by Doodlebug. This line is perfect because it is done in all black and white - you can add any other color you'd like to them. I chose to use the traditional black and white colors for my box. I used this box by Lori Whitlock that I cut out with my Silhouette and then added a 4x6 Simply put card to the back. Add some embellishments, Oh and don't forget the moolah - and you have a quick, fun little gift box!
You can see the full post here:
Doodlebug Cap and Gown: Just add Money

Thanks for stopping by!