Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Here's a little project I whipped up the other night; a mini card and a gable box.  I filled the box with candy and gave this ensemble to my son for Valentine's Day.  To make these items, in my craft stash I found a piece of red card stock embossed with hearts.  I've had it for several years from a craft swap so I finally put it to use.  I used a paper punch to cut out the heart shapes to decorate the box.  Looking at the left over piece with the negative heart shape, I decided it would be a great decoration for a card front. I also found a piece of small card stock that I made into a mini card.  (Sometimes saving scraps is a good thing, LOL!)  I adhered the embossed card stock piece to the card front but it was a bit plain so I stamped in three hearts to finish the look.  Another fun and quick treat holder, I used the instructions I have in my file of tutorials, to make the gable box.  I used a sheet of Stampin Up's ruby red card stock for the gable box.  There is also a video tutorial by Splitcoaststampers for the gable box which can be found on their channel here.  Have a nice day! 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Gala bag

The bag in this tutorial here is so fun and quick to make!  I've made a few before to hold small gifts and treats.  It's best to use a heavy weight paper or card stock but if it's something very light, regular scrapbook paper should work..  For my bag, I used 2 sheets of Die Cuts With a View 8x8 textured card stock.  I kept the decoration simple by layering two Prima flowers and adding a polka dot brad for the flower center. Black ribbon for the handles, a paper tag and tissue paper finished the bag!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

A new blog, first post and a few projects

Wow, it's 2015!  I decided it was time to create a new blog that wasn't limited by it's title as I do love many crafts.  Not that the title restricted what was posted but I started Sugar and Paper to share my cake decorating and card making.  As there are many other crafts that I enjoy doing, or if it's something new, trying it out, I wanted to move on in blog land! With that introduction, my first project this year is this cosmetics bag that I sewed up last night.  I used the free pattern from Deby at So Sew Easy.  I was drawn to sew this bag after seeing her video on how to construct it.  I used this cupcake fabric made by V.I.P by Cranston from Cranston Print Works Co.

I've had it in my stash for a few years and glad I finally created something with it.  When I bought the fabric my intention was to immediately make some potholders but I got so far as to only cut out two squares which are still waiting for some attention, LOL!  So to start and finish this bag in one evening was a good feeling!  The lining fabric is the candy dots pattern from the "Sweet Tooth 2" collection designed by Maria Kalinowski of Kanvas Studio for Benartex.  The finished size is approximately 11" wide x 5 3/4 tall.

Speaking of sweet tooth, here's a bag I made a little over a year ago from some charm packs from the Sweet tooth collection.  This bag is also lined with the candy dots fabric.  The bit of green on the bag bottom and handles is fabric by Patrick Lose for Timeless Treasures, pattern # PAT-1006.  I followed the Missouri Star Quilt Company's tutorial for the "Make three totes/purses with one charm pack" however, I used a larger grouping of charm packs to make a larger tote.  I came across their YouTube channel several years ago and have been hooked ever since; they have great tutorials and Jenny is so fun to watch!