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Little Boxes, Made of Ticky Tacky

I never rally watched the show Weeds, although I have seen a couple of episodes.  I never got into it like my former boss did.  She loved that show.  Something about selling weed in the suburbs didn’t resonate with me.  But, and there always is a but, I did like the theme song.  Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds.  It is just a little song about the suburbs and the houses “they all look just the same.”  Maybe that is not great for houses, but it is great for treat boxes.

Last year a put up my pretty dress boxes. Last night I got a request to make some boxes in different colors.  So I did.  So just like the little boxes, there is a red one, a blue one and a silver one, the all look just the same.

Dress Boxes

Not really the best picture, but it gives you a good idea of what the boxes look like in different colors.  Kind of cute, right?

Hope you have a wonderful week!


Who Wants a Treat?

I really should have spent the afternoon cleaning my craft room.  Next Saturday, I am having some friends over to craft, have fun and eat!  Sounds like a good day, doesn’t it?  Well, before my friends come over, i will need to clean up.  Not just the front rooms, you know, the living room, bathroom and kitchen.  But the craft room too.  Usually, I just wouldn’t let anybody go upstairs.  Just like when I was a kid and threw everything in the closet and called it clean.  No, I have to clean upstairs, too.  My friends will want to see my stash of cool papers, die cuts and assorted machines.  I wouldn’t want to disappoint anyone.

So what did I do instead? I made really cute treat boxes.  I don’t know why I went with a baby theme, but I did.

Baby Girl Treat Box

Open Treat Box

Baby Boy Treat Box

Being sick sucks!

I went on vacation to Arizona for spring break and came back sick as a dog. My throat is still sore and I have a lingering cough.  Usually I can deny being sick, but it didn’t work this time.  Of course work did not stop, and I have been leaving the house at 7 AM and coming home at 7 PM, so I haven’t gotten the rest that I need.  Good thing I love my job!

I was finally able to do something crafty this week. My friend’s daughter is getting married in May and her bridal shower is in a week and a half.  For the shower my friend asked me to make favors, little wedding dress boxes.  I gave her three options to choose from:

Dress Box with Satin Ribbon
Dress Box with Satin Ribbon
Dress Box with Pink Bling
Dress Box with Pink Bling
Dress Box with Flowers
Dress Box with Flowers

Which box do you like the best?

I look forward ward to getting back to my year of craftiness; more projects and more blog posts!

Tasty Treats from the Heart

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it.  Remember when we were little and gave every kid in our class a Valentine?  Why stop now, just because we are adults?

This year I made little treat boxes that are just under two inches. I am still trying to decide what to put in them.  More likely than not, it will be something chocolate. Yum!

Letterpresses Treat Box
Letterpresses Treat Box


First I used my letterpress to print the word love on thick cotton cardstock.  Used a punch to cut out the label and used my Accucut Grande Mark die cutting machine to cut out the box.

Little Gifts Need Little Boxes

I found the cutest little body butters at The Body Shop last week. They were on sale, so… I got one for all my co-workers. They will make a perfect little Christmas gift!

Next I needed a perfect way to wrap them. I love die cuts! I have Sizzix, and Quick Cuts, and a Slice with about 10 cartridges and two Cricut cutting systems. But my favorite of all is the Accucut Grande Mark. This giant machine cuts perfectly every time. I knew just the box for these little goodies and had a fabulous holiday paper.

This self closing box needs no adhesive. Just run through the die cut machine and fold on the score lines. Tuck the tabs in the slot and you are good to go.

I hope all my co-workers like their gifts!

Little Gift Box
Little Gift Box
Little body butter from The Body Shop
Little body butter from The Body Shop