Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What’s Shakin Valentine ATC


I made this atc using a background of X’s and O’s that I printed on my color printer.  I used my Dymo labeler for the words and added purchased heart stickers.  I attempted to open the back of the larger heart to add micro beads but it didn’t cooperate and I didn’t want to ruin the sticker.  So consider this an inspirational idea of what you could do with premade shaker stickers, or even a home made heart shaker of your own!

Hugs, Suzanne

Monday, February 6, 2012

Small Fries Treat Box

smallfry Have you seen these sweet little fry boxes that McDonald’s puts in their Happy Meals?  I don’t have a kid, and rarely eat there so it was a total novelty to me when I saw it.  So stinkin’ cute!

And then I got to thinking,……..

Wouldn’t it be cool if I could get my Cricut to cut a bunch of these out for me??  Wouldn’t they make fun party favors? And so it happened!IMG_1650

I added some bubble beads (with Sure Tac Glue) to border the top and bottom and mimic the bubbles in the paper design.  Then I cut some hearts in varying sizes with my Cricut and stamped sentiments from an ancient Close To My Heart stamp set that I have.

I found that with a heavier cardstock they really needed to be put together with O’So Sticky Tape – nothing else held them together for longer than a minute. 

I have a little craft party coming up in a few days, I think it’s time to go into production!  Ü

Oh, and if you would like to have the svg file I’m happy to share it!  (You would need to have one of the compatible computer programs to use it).  It will cut 3 boxes from a sheet of 12 by 12 paper.  Just “contact me”!

Hugs, Suzannesmallfriesinspiration

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Beaded By Candle Light

At Christmastime I shared this holiday box of beaded candles:

Holiday Lights Box INside _thumb[1] I also meant to share who/what inspired that project and it just slipped by.  Michelle McCarthy is the original designer of this fun box and beaded candles.  Here is her design which uses leaf stamps from Stampin Up! and a colorful mixture of micro beads.


There are endless possibilities for this idea!  With Valentine’s just around the corner I’m thinking a romantic gift or dinner by beaded candle light!

Hugs, Suzanne