Monthly Archives: January 2009

My first attempt at a template, from scratch

I came across this little box for smoked almonds and was flattening it to put in the recycling and I thought, Hey, this would be easy enough to make…maybe a little window in the front…this could be super cute! I wrestled with Apple Works a little and lo and behold, I finally came up with a template that actually turns into something!



[Please excuse the less-than-stellar photos.]

Supplies: Papertrey Ink (Raspberry Fizz cardstock, Heart Prints stamps, Dark Chocolate Swiss Dot ribbon, transparency from a stamp set), Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die, Swiss Dot embossing folder and EK Success medium heart punch…and my template: treatbox1

This was my first model. It’s certainly easy enough to dress it up more. I love the potential!

(I had some trouble getting dotted lines, so the score lines are more gray than dotted. The cut lines are the heavier black ones. The optional window is, well, pretty obvious. I was thinking that next time I’d try one of the Spellbinders Label One dies for the window. I think that might look sharp!)

Thanks for looking…and enjoy!


A card…or two…or three…




I’m looking forward to getting a jump-start on some card sets for end-of-the-school-year teacher gifts. I don’t have a good track record when it comes to project follow-through, but I’m hoping to turn things around. The boy just started preschool this week (can I get a high five?), so that gives me a glorious 9 hours a week of potential.