Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sew Cute Tuesday {10.26.10}

I'm not ready for my weekend to end!!  The kids and I have had a BLAST at Grandma & Grandpa's and aren't ready for it to be over.  Here's to hoping that there's no fighting on our looong drive home!

Here's a few projects that caught my eye from last week:

How adorable is this Birdie from The Little Green Bean?

Leafy Treetop Spot shared her Men's to Women's Dress Shirt Refashion....love it!

GeorgiaBe shared her cute Monster Stuffies!!

And I loved these Quilted Bookmarks from Oh Sew Addicted!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Treats

I wanted to make something special for my nieces and nephews for Halloween....these Matchbook Treat Holders were the perfect choice!

What's a cute holder without a YUMMY treat?

You can find the tutorial for the matchbook treat holders HERE, and the cute graphics are actually cupcake toppers, and can be found HERE. 




I'm linking at these fun parties:
Scrappy Saturdays @Scrappy Gifts

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ghost Cookies


Happy Friday!!  Today my kids and I are heading on a 'mini-vacation'.  They don't have school on Monday or Tuesday, so we're heading to Grandma's!!  It's been a while since we've been able to spend time with my family, so we're super duper excited!!

In celebration of our long weekend, I made some ghost cookies.  They were easy to decorate, and turned out scary cute!  I used THIS cookie recipe from Bake at 350 and THIS icing recipe from I Am Mommy.   

Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Candy Explosion Boxes

Have you seen this cute Candy Explosion Box Tutorial on eWillow?  I fell in love with them and had to make a few! 

Here's a close up of what the inside looks like:

  Aren't they just too cute?! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sew Cute Tuesday {10.19.10}

Halloween is just around the corner....and I'm not even close to being ready!  My kids all know what they want to be, I just have to get in gear and get their costumes made.  Knowing me, I'll probably wait until the last possible moment and then just buy the stinking costumes!

To (hopefully) get me motivated, I'm featuring some fabulous costume ideas linked up last week:

The Yip Yips were my favorite characters on Sesame Street!  Visit Dragonfly Designs to see how to make these adorable costumes!

Check out this Buzz Lightyear costume from Just Another Day in Paradise!  Love it!!
 
How cute is this Referee Costume from Get Your Crap Together?!

And I loved this Ghost Costume/Dress from Sugar Bee Craft Edition!
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sew Cute Tuesday {10.12.10}

Who's ready for another GREAT week of "Sew Cute Tuesday"?  I can't wait to see what you all have in store!!

How cute is this Fishing Hole Roll?  Tricia from Leafy Treetop Spot shares her tutorial on Holy Craft!

This Halloween Peasant Dress from Jellybean Junkyard is adorable!

Mommas kindacrafty shared these fun Candy Corn Bean Bags!

And I loved The Gabby Tunic from Posh Pilar!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

{Lollipop Box Tutorial}

Okay....I'm finally getting this tutorial posted!  I've been avoiding it like the plague!  For some reason, writing a tutorial stresses me out.

Here goes....
Oh, and if you look really close on the pictures, you'll notice multiple score marks.  Ignore those.  These were the papers I used to figure out all the measurements:)

{Lollipop Box Tutorial}

Supplies:

Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade

4 sheets of Cardstock

Decorative Paper

Transparency Sheet

Adhesive of your choice

Lollipops

**Cut your cardstock and transparency sheet to the following measurements:
*2- 7 1/2" x 7 1/4" cardstock (top)
*1- 8 7/8" x 5 7/8" cardstock (bottom)
*1- 8 3/8" x 5 3/8" cardstock (insert)
*1- 4 1/4" x 3 1/8" transparency sheet (for window)

1.  Grab your 2 top pieces (7 1/2" x 7 1/4") and score 1 1/2" on 3 sides.  Cut the top squares out of one sheet (this will be the front), and cut along the score line, stopping at the corner, on the 2 top corner squares of the other sheet (this will be the back). 
{to cut out the window on the front piece:}
*line up the 7 1/2" side along the bottom of your cutting tool.  Line up the edge of paper at 2 1/8".  Lift up blade and insert it at 2 1/2".  Cut up to 5 1/8".
*turn paper so the top of box is at the bottom of cutting tool.  line up edge of paper at 2 1/8".  Insert blade in at 2 1/8" and cut to 4 6/8".
*Sides:  line up edge of paper at 2 1/2".  Insert blade at 2 1/8" and cut to 5 3/8".  Do the same for the other side.  You should now have a perfect square cut out of the middle.  (**if this is too confusing, just cut out a square using whatever method works best for you!  Mine has a 5/8" border on 3 sides, and the bottom 'border' should measure 2 5/8".)

2.  Adhere the 4 1/4" x 3 1/8" transparency sheet to the inside of the window. 

3.  Cut a piece of decorative paper approx. 4" x 4 1/2".  Adhere it to the inside of the back piece (this will show through the 'window').

4.  Fold both front and back pieces along score lines.  Adhere the front piece to the back piece.

It'll end up looking like this:

This picture is just to show the decorative paper in the 'window'.

5.  Now we're going to work on the 'bottom' piece (8 7/8" x 5 7/8").  Score at 2 1/8" on all 4 sides.  Cut along score marks on all 4 corners as shown in photo.  Fold along score lines and adhere the sides together.

Here's what it will look like when you're done.

6.  Now for the insert (8 3/8" x 3 1/8").  Score at 2" on all 4 sides.  Cut out the squares on all 4 corners.  Fold on score lines.  This piece will just drop into the bottom of the box.

**Decide where you want your lollipops to go (I had enough room for 4 lollipops), and mark with a pencil.  Take an X-Acto knife and cut either a slit or an 'x' in each spot.  Place your lollipops in the insert and slide the insert into the bottom of the box.

7.  Decorate your box and lollipops as desired!

I hope this tutorial makes sense!  If anything is unclear, please email me and I'll try to give a better explanation!  And be sure to email me pictures of your completed boxes....or if you share them on your blog, email me the link!


I'm linking to these fabulous parties:
Craftify It Thursday @Life with the Lebedas

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sew Cute Tuesday {10.05.10}

Who's ready for another GREAT week of "Sew Cute Tuesday"?  I can't wait to see what you all have in store!!

Today I'm featuring some fun tutorials that were linked up last week:

These Bat Wing Shirts from Sumo's Sweet Stuff are simply adorable!!

Nancy's Couture showed us how to make a fun I Spy Ball!

How cute is this Halloween Wreath from It's Toile Good?!

And I loved this Fleece Pocket Scarf from The Muddy Princess!

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Muffin Tin Pizzas

My kids LOVED this meal!  And I'm proud to say it's something I came up with on my own.

Here's how I made them:

3 pkgs. refrigerated biscuits (I've got a lot of mouths to feed, so that's why I used 3!)
pizza sauce
shredded cheese
pepperoni
olives

Flatten refrigerated biscuit dough and put in muffin tins, working the dough up the sides.  Add about 1-2 Tbsp. of pizza sauce, shredded cheese, pepperoni, and olives.  Bake according to biscuit package directions.  Enjoy!


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