Treat Pocket Tutorial

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Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well. Today I wanted to share a little tutorial on how to make these little treat pockets. You don’t have to have a fancy cutting machine to make these little cuties and just imagine the possibilities for every season, holiday or celebration.

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Here’s what you need:
Paper
Adhesive (I used this tape gun by Scotch)
Fasteners (we used paper clips)
Stapler w/ staples
A treat to put inside!

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Cut your paper to 5×6. You could use any size square so feel free to play around with it. This size fits two pieces of candy easily.

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Put your adhesive along the edge of the longer side.
TreatPockets-tubeRoll your paper and secure ends to form a tube.
TreatPockets-stapledFlatten one side of your tube and staple. I tried to place the crease of the fold close to the seam to keep it out of the way.  You may also want to put the “flat” side of the staple on the side with out the seam to have a nice clean “pretty” side and have all the seams and bumpy staple parts on the back.
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Trim off any excess paper.  You could also take a pair of decorative scissors and trim into a pretty/fun pattern.  I had some left over margin on the edge of my paper that I trimmed off.

TreatPockets-topFill the pocket with your treat or goodie and flatten the open side in the opposite direction than the bottom of the pocket.  You will form a sort of pyramid of sorts.  I folded down the top a bit and used a paper clip to fasten the flap down (we used ours for Emma’s class Halloween party and I wanted the kids to be able to get into them easily) but you could staple them again or use a small hole punch and tie off with baker’s twine or fold over and tape down with washi tape or a sticker.  Really, the possibilities are endless.  These make a great option for any class treat you may need to bring for your little ones and I’ll be making more for our advent calendar this year.

So, there you have it!  What do you think?  Send me pictures of your projects, I’d love to share them here on my blog!!!

Diaper Cakes

Hello friends!  March is rolling along here and it seems to be a great time for baby showers.  As such I wanted to share two fabulous diaper cakes I made for two lucky new mom’s.

IMG_2198This first one turned out really well but it was HUGE!  It took two boxes of diapers and an assortment of baby care items.  I love projects that make you giddy as you see them come together and this was one of those.

IMG_2375This sweet little guy was considerably smaller but still super cute.  I chose to do a toy theme with one box of diapers.  The fabric on this cake is two over sized receiving blankets secured with safety pins.

IMG_2360This photo shows the way the red polka dot blanket flows down which I thought looked pretty neat.  I was able to tuck the card sans envelope right into the fold.

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IMG_2372I created the card on my computer using the Silhouette Cameo software.  By the time I got to this part it had gotten way later than I had anticipated so I avoided doing any fancy cutting and just printed the whole thing.

I’ve had a blast creating these diaper cakes and I hope to have reason to create more.  Did you know you can pretty much create a “cake” out of anything that rolls or can be strapped together?  My mind spins with the wedding possibilities.

So, tell me, what has your creative mind spinning?

Lovely Pendant Light

Hello friends! Now that Christmas is over I can start showing you some of the fun stuff I made for my family. This first item is my favorite. I’ve been wanting to try this technique for a while and had a great reason to this holiday season. I scored some crafting time when my husband took the kids Christmas shopping for my gifts and set up shop. Using a light colored shade with the pendant light fixture from Ikea I cut some white card stock with my Cameo and Mod Podged it to the inside of the shade.

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Here is the final result and I am very pleased with it. The “E” is for my cousin Erin to whom this lovely went to. I can’t wait to make more for my own house!

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20121230-175143.jpg Thanks for stopping by!