Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Treasure Box Designs: Notecards

Notecards for Kids

Hello there! I've been working on cards for a special donation that I try to do every year. Rhonda Towe from is a volunteer counselor for Royal Family Kids Camp. She asks for donations in the form of handmade cards for the kids. Intrigued? You can find all the details here. This is an awesome way to reach out to children AND use your scraps for a good cause.  Inspiration for these small notecards came from my Pinterest.

Here is just a few that I made using TBD "Out of this World" file. I am also using this file for a birthday LO of my son to be posted later. I know these cards aren't fancy, but that's not the point. I'm also particularly interested in making "boy" cards since most crafty people I know make "girl" cards. The counselors ALWAYS need boy cards! They like the inside of the cards to be blank to write to the children on a daily basis.

So, I double-dog dare ya! Choose any simple die cutting file from TBD and get started. You won't regret it!

Kraft Paper
Black Pen
Printer for small quotes
Solid Cardstock and/OR
SCRAPS - any will do

Friday, January 25, 2013

SOUS: Die Cut Wreath

Treasure Box Designs

Hello and welcome to this week's die cut challenge by SOUS!  The challenge is to use die cut(s) to make a wreath.  I swatted away some cobwebs to come up with a Valentine's Day card using hearts, flowers and snowflake (greenery) die cuts in the shape of a heart.  (P.S. There is a die cut heart underneath all the small hearts and flowers.) 

I used Treasure Box Designs' "Best Friends Forever" file and just didn't use the second bear.  I embossed and glittered the heart for extra effect to also enter the challenge at My Craft Spot.  I added a tiny bow to the tiny tag for a final touch.  Stop by the blog SOUS for some more yummy ideas from my fellow DT members!  Thanks for stopping by!!


MME 6x6 PP Union Square
TBD Cutting File: Best Friends Forever
Tiny Tags Stamps from My Craft Spot
Embossing Folder
Various punches for the wreath

Friday, January 18, 2013

Treasure Box Designs: One Cool Kid


Here is my latest page featuring Treasure Box Designs: One Cool Kid.  I LOVE how cute this file turned out! I must admit however, that this page took over a week for me to complete.  I just couldn't seem to be completely happy with it.  I'm still not, but I needed to call it done. Thanks for stopping by!!

I followed this sketch on Pinterest.

Solid papers for the die cut are from paper studios at HL.
PP: Little Yellow Bicycle "Winterings"
Textured colors for the boy and snowman
Stickles: Silver Ice and Turquoise Blue
Snowflake punch, flag punch
LYB: Cardstock Stickers
RubOn Quote (don't know where)
Puffy Paint

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Treasure Box Design Team

Treasure Box Designs, an online die cutting design store, recently had a DT call.  With a little nudging, nail biting (on my part) and a WHOLE lot of encouragement, I decided to try out.  WELL, I was one of 8 ladies picked!!!  I am very excited about this opportunity to work along side such wonderfully talented ladies!

Without further ado . . . here is my first project!!!  I used TBD "Snow Birdie" file on this LO.  I also handmade my own flowers!  The title is from Cricut Winter Woodland Cartridge.  The "blues" part of my title did not show up well . . . should have used a different color of Stickles. *shrugs*

Of course I did some hand stitching as well using a circle template.

This picture is me taken in December 2011.  I've been waiting for over a year for the right PP to come along as well as the right die cut, sketch, etc etc. All the PP is Bo Bunny's "Powder Mountain" line.

There are some brads and small branches on the LO as well.  Sorry, don't have a close up picture of it.

I added puffy paint and stickles to the bird as well as various places on my LO. It's adds such a wonderful touch to anything handmade.


PP: Bo Bunny Powder Mountain
TBD File: Snow Birdie
Cricut Winter Woodland
Branch Punch
Spellbinders Parisian Accents
Chalk Ink
Stickles Silver Ice
Circle Template

Friday, January 11, 2013

SOUS: Switch-a-roo Die Cut Challenge

Hello there! It's Friday again and time for a SOUS die cut challenge!!  This week is "switch-a-roo"!!  That means to switch a letter in your title for a die cut. Simple really . . . 

For this challenge I chose to scrap a LO with a picture of my dad.  There are actually several simple die cuts on this LO but the one that counts is in my title. I followed a sketch by myscrapsandmoresketches that I had pinned on Pinterest.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Go on the the SOUS blog and get more awesome inspiring ideas for die cuts on your layouts!!

I love layering on my LO's.  Just makes you want to go "poking" to see what all you can find huh?

I used the chicken wire template here for some background stenciling.
Here is a close up of my title. I used SCAL to create it.

EP: This & That paper line (various PP)
Stitching with sewing machine
Chicken Wire template
TH Distress ink: Frayed Burlap
Embellishment from my stash
Burlap from my stash
Various Stickers from the same EP line
Alpha Stickers
2" Triangle/Flag Punch

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy Birthday!



Rose Spellbinder Dies
Labels Three Spellbinder Dies
MME PP 6x6 Reunion
Border Punch
Platinum Liquid Pearls