Simple Spring Treat Boxes - Lawnscaping Blog Hop

on April 06, 2012
Welcome to Lawnscaping Spring Blog Hop! If you came to my blog from Cristina's Blog, you are right on track! :) BLOGHOP When I think of spring, I think of bright spring colors! Lawn Fawn's bright side paper pad is just perfect for spring! I made two simple treat boxes for this blog hop! Spring treat boxes Found this great easter treat box tutorial by Amanda, I just had to make one myself! Lawnscaping Spring Bloghop Banner + chevron + kraft! :) Die cut a scallop and a tab, fold each in half to create the tag. Spring thank you treat Here are more details on the blog hop: When: April 6th (12:01am EST) - April 8th (11:59pm EST). The winners will be announced on April 9th. Prizes: THREE prizes will go to three random people who comment along the hop! Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps, May Arts Ribbon and Lawn Fawn Stamps are a few prizes that are up for grabs! (details can be found here!) Your next stop is Barb's Blog. If you've gotten off track, don't worry! Head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of participating blogs! Have fun and good luck! Also for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Let the Hunt Begin! SUPPLIES:    

Gift Card Holder for Mom

on March 29, 2012

Mothersday giftcard holder

This week's Joy's Life Design Team Challenge is to create a project with something that moves… Well, the ribbon unties to reveal a gift card inside in this project:)

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I do not use ribbons much (though I have a ton of them) but now I see why we need a ribbon hole border punch:) I would like to share how I did this with a Mcgills Hand Punch

1. Start with a piece of 4-1/4" x 9-3/4" cardstock, long side at top, score at 1-1/4" and 4-1/4"; fold.

2. Mark every 1/2" starting from the middle on the short 1-1/4" flap (as shown)

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3. Punch ribbon holes. This is when I wish I had a border one. You can use a 1/8" hole punch and punch on both sides of the marks as well. As long as your ribbon will go through.

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4. Mark the middle two holes on the piece under and punch them out.

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5. We are using two pieces of ribbons. thread the first one like so and through the middle one on the outside flap as well. I do not have the color of ribbon so I colored some white ones with a R32 Copic (closest color I have for Zing Aqua Embossing powder.)

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6. Thread the second piece of ribbon from the middle two holes outwards as shown: (I just attached the tails on the back using some scotch tape)

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The rosette I used is the same one as seen here: I just love this die!

Happy Anniversary

Sentiments on both cards are from "Holiday Occasions" set by Joy's Life.

Color palette using Rosettes Color Trends Challenge by Embellish Magazine.

Also for Moxie Fab World: The DIY Embellishments Challenge.

Don't forget to check out Joy's Life Design Team Blog for more cool projects. Happy Crafting!


Tie-m to Celebrate - Bow Ties Template

on March 04, 2012
Download the template: .pdf (free) I first found the 3D Paper Bow Tutorial on Heidi Van Laar's blog. If you want to create your own pattern, be sure to check out her blog (A fantastic card designer too!). I went ahead and drew a printable bow ties template for the variation: IMG 1409 Download the template: .pdf (free) Assemble: Bowtie1 Bowtie2 Bowtie3 Bowtie4 Bowtie5 Bowtie6 Bowtie7 How I added it to the candy wrap: IMG 0344 I could not help but take a photo of them sitting in front of my computer:) Aren't they the cutest? Now it is really a Tie-m to Celebrate! :) Have Fun! IMG 1400 We now have a craft die in our store that will help you make some cute bow ties from both paper and felt! Check it out here: Mailable 3D Bow Template Die Preview waffle-flower-crafts-mailable-3d-bow-template-die-bows

Free Valentine Gift Card Holder (Heart Top Box) Templates (PDF & .studio)

on January 30, 2012
Valentine's Day is just two weeks away, let's make some lovely holders with hearts on top, shall we? :) IMG 1315 Tie some pretty ribbon around your cards and they will still fit ok. :) IMG 1302 And this time, I tried something new:) I made a true print-cut-fold-and-done template! Show in the photo below: Fully printed in the front and real washi decorated in the back :) I actually like the printed one better myself:) For flexibility, I threw in a blank printable template as well :) IMG 1318 Here is a little preview of the patterned template: I used pastel colors because it helps saving printer inks (hopefully) :) The colors are sampled from this photo on (I love all the palettes they have! All!) Printable heart top box template preview Download Patterned PDF Printable Template (folds are different from the blank one below) Download PDF Printable Template (Blank, print at 100% on the back of letter-sized paper) Download Silhouette .studio Cut File (You may score the box later yourself *) Assembly: * For Silhouette users, since the score lines are perforated, they may fell apart. My solutions are to either add some tape in the inside along the lines or just cut out the outline (by removing the dotted lines in the .studio file before you send it to cut), and score with a ruler and the back of your craft knife. 1. [Optional] Stamp; cover the heart with some different paper before you fold. 2. Fold the box according to the instructions on the templates. You will get something like this: IMG 0271 3. [Optional] Add additional embellishments as you like. IMG 0278 4. [Important] Close the heart first. IMG 0276 5. Finally, tuck in the top and bottom. IMG 0281 Any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment:) And I would love to see your creations! Enjoy! IMG 1314

Valentine Gift Boxes

on January 17, 2012

Basic Box video tutorial can be found here. I just want to share some ideas I had.

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Stamps: XO CL586, Year Round Sentiment CL582 (Hero Arts); Die: Die-namics Hearts a Plenty (My Favorite Things); Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Love Small Multi Polka Dot (Pebbles in my Pocket); Inks: Rich Cocoa, Ruhba Stalk (Memento)

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The heart stamp fits well into the die:) I cut off the extras showing behind the hearts after adhering.

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I am also inspired by the Clean & Simple Card Class Day 7: Plain White. Love the clean look.! The single-sided patterned paper turned out to be quite lovely.

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Entered for Hero Arts Monthly Challenge and Moxie Fab Cool Tool Week - The Die Cutting Challenge and CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Highs & Lows.

[Video] Scor-pal Petal Box Ver. 2 for Valentine's Day

on January 16, 2012
As promised! Video tutorial for my Valentine's Day project: Petal Boxes! Valentine Petal Boxes You can watch it on Youtube in HD or as embedded here: There are many possibilities in stamping and decorating these boxes. I would love to see your creations. Please feel free to link them here. I shared some of my ideas here. Using stamps and card stock and single-sided patterned paper. IMG 1250 You can also use the Hexagon base below for added strength. Download the Hexagon Template Here, see how they are used in Step 11 here; Find the Version 1 tutorial here on Scor-pal blog or download PDF tutorial here. I had so much fun editing this little video tutorial, hope that you will enjoy it. Please feel free to let me know if there is anything unclear:) Have fun!

[Guest Design] Scor-pal Petal Box (Projects for Valentine's Day)

on January 08, 2012

Happy Monday!

I am here to share my guest design project for Scor-pal blog. My apologies that I could not finish the Ver. 2 tutorial for this post today. I made about 20 boxes to get the Ver. 1 tutorial done. And after making 10+ more, I have simplified the pattern to Ver. 2 as shown here. I promise I will put the tutorial up ASAP! (A full video tutorial, maybe! lol)


Download a pdf of the Ver. 1 Tutorial Here, Hexagon Template Here, watch the final step here:

Ver. 2 - 5 simple steps with a minimum supplies as shown below:


I am so sorry that I ran out of time preparing for the V.2 tutorial. Hopefully it will be done in time for this 214 :) I cannot wait to show them to you, so much simpler (and prettier, in my opinion;)! You may want to get your double sided patterned paper ready:)

Scor-pal Petal Box Version 2 [Video Tutorial] is Ready!

Valentine Petal Boxes

Happy Crafting!

[Tutorial] Origami Gift Box (incl. a Scor-pal Version)

on November 12, 2011

Tutorial for Origami Gift Box (Perfect For Washi Tapes)

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When folding the paper, it is ok to leave a small gap but do not go over the points/lines as the red arrows shown in this tutorial.

If you are new to origami, please practice on some printer paper or scraps first.


[Traditional] A square piece of paper (any size), Pencil, Ruler and Eraser (Skip Step 2)

[Scor-pal] 6" x 6" paper, Scor-pal (Start with Step 2)

Optional: Bone Folder, Embellishments, Stamps (as shown in Step 7)

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1. [Traditional] Mark on the back of your paper diagonally as shown below:


[Traditional] Fold the four corners to the center as shown: (It is ok to have gaps)

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[Traditional] Open up and fold to the cross point as the red arrow shown below. Open up and fold the next corner in.

[Traditional] Remove the pencil marks when you have finished all four corners.

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2. [Scor-pal] 6"x6" Patterned-side up: line up at 4-1/4'' and sore at 2-1/8'', 3-1/4'', 5-1/4'' and 6-5/8'' as shown.

(I marked the 4-1/4'' line at the bottom of the scor-pal for an easy line-up).

Turn the paper 90 degrees and score again at 2-1/8'', 3-1/4'', 5-1/4'' and 6-5/8''.

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Finished fold lines shown as Patterned-side down:


3. Patterned-side down: [Traditional] Valley Fold as shown in orange lines. [Scor-pal] Score at 3'' on all sides, stop at the corners of the middle box. Valley Fold.

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4. Patterned-side facing you: Valley fold as shown on all sides


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5. Fold as shown:

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Continue to fold all the corners:

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6. Step 5 finished look as shown.


Push the four little triangles as the arrows shown above to their left.

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7. Fold the four flaps down as shown

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[Traditional] You may have gaps on the flaps.


[Scor-pal] You will have a little overlapping on the flaps. Turn around and cut the little extra paper off.

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If you want to stamp, do so before step 8.

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8. Fold the flaps back down one by one counter-clockwise.

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Tuck the final flap in.

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9. Decorate.

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Third entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #21: Thank You!

Also for Scor-pal Designer Chellenge

This is my first origami tutorial, please feel free to let me know if you have any question by leaving a comment to this post. I will try my best to answer.



Origami Gift Box (Perfect for Washi Tapes)

on November 07, 2011

My work server was down for maintenance this morning, so I made some small gifts.

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How cute would a roll of wash tape be in an origami box? The best part is that it takes only a piece of 6 x 6 paper! No scissors, no glue and no waste! I finally put some use to the pretty patterns that seemed hard to fit into my cards :) Most washi rolls fit into this box size. Think about all the 6x6 pads you have, anyone? :)

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I tried putting a tutorial together but origami steps are tricky to shoot. Maybe later when I can have hubby to help.


[Tutorial] Origami Gift Box (Incl. A Scor-Pal Version)

First entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #21: Thank You! and Wee Memories Challenge!


Off to work now… Have a great day! Hugs!


Free 3D Christmas Tree Templates (PDF & .studio Versions)

on November 05, 2011
My first Silhouette project to share:) 3D Tree original design: Cartonus (New Year) Click here to download Silhouette Studio Cut File (.studio) Click here to download the printable template (.pdf) Supplies besides paper: Silhouette (or Printer + Scissors + Scoring Tool), Glue [Optional]: Stamp, Punch, Tooth Pick, Twine IMG 0856 Assembly Steps: 1. (Print and) Cut the template on card stock or patterned paper. Score the score lines if using the printable version. IMG 0839 2. [Optional] Stamp.  Or adhere patterned paper panels to the tree fronts. leaving a 1/16'' border on all sides. IMG 0840 3. Fold the fold lines: Valley Fold as the four arrows shown; Others: Mountain Fold. IMG 0842 4. (Stamp the tree before you) Glue both branchy edges together. IMG 0844 5. Put the piece with NO FLAP down first. IMG 0845 6. Then tuck down the piece with big flaps. Keep the two small flaps out as shown. IMG 0846 7. Tuck the small flaps in. IMG 0847 8. [Optional] make the star top. I punched two stars from scrap and glued a tooth pick in between them. IMG 0848 9. Ooh la la~ A super cute Christmas Tree. The tooth pick fits right in! IMG 0851 10. Decorate however way you want! Remember: if you want to stamp on the tree, do it before Step 4. IMG 0852 I made a little tag to go with it for Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge. But I think I like it plain. Well, we have two sides! :") IMG 0855 I just love Christmas Crafting. My DH has been playing Christmas songs since he saw the trees. Have Fun!