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Easter Mini Milk cartons

Hello Stampers!  I have another fun Easter project to show you!  I have been trying to come up with items to make for the teachers at the middle school for Teacher Appreciation week, and I saw some cute mini milk carton holders.  I didn't really want to do 4 cartons for each teacher, so I made a holder to just hold 2 cartons!  How cute is that?

Blog 1057 I love the new Mini Milk Carton die for the Big Shot that is in the Occasions mini catalog!  Too fun!  And the little milk cartons turn out adorable!  It stands about 4" tall and is the perfect size to fill with little candies!

I use the little tiny binder clips to hold my cartons closed so that they can easily be opened and filled.

I used the Scallop Trim Border punch to decorate a strip of cardstock which I placed around the cartons for decoration.

The bunny on the carton holder is from the Eggcourtrements stamp set in the Occasions mini catalog.

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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A Good Egg Peanut Butter Cup Bitty Box

Hello Stampers!  I found out something new today!  I love days that I make a great discovery!  I just got my new Bitty Box and Envelope die for my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine.  I was playing with it and found out....

Blog 1055 that it holds a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup perfectly!  It's like they were made for each other!  So.....

Blog 1054 I decided that I needed to decorate the box for Easter!  Isn't it too cute!!!  And as long as I was making one......

Blog 1056 I just decided to make six!  I am hosting Easter at my house this year.  See what happens when I am the only one with a house big enough to hold everyone!!!  I am going to make little Easter baskets for the kids, and I thought these would be a really cute filler for them!  I will keep showing you other things that I come up with for their baskets!

I used the cute chick from the A Good Egg stamp set.  I punched it out with the 1 1/4" Circle punch and matted that on the 1 3/8" Circle punch and Scallop Circle punches.  I covered the lids with squares of designer series paper from the Kaleidoscope designer series paper and Pink Flamingo designer series paper packs.

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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A Good Egg Easter baskets

Hello Stampers!  The countdown is on!  Only 6 more days until Easter!  Have you been looking for a way to make some quick yet cute Easter baskets?  Have I got the answer for you!

Blog 1053 Aren't these adorable?  They are so easy and fast to make!  Here's how:

Start with a 6" X 6" piece of designer series paper.

Score your paper on one side at 2" and 4".  Rotate 90 degrees and score again at 2" and 4".

On opposite sides, cut on both of the score lines to the first perpendicular score line.

Fold your sides up and secure part way up with brads.  Cut a handle strip to secure with these brads too inside the basket.

Decorate as desired!

I used the A Good Egg stamp set and colored it in with stampin' write markers.  I punched the chick out with the 1 1/4" Circle punch and mounted that on a piece of cardstock punched with the 1 3/8" Circle punch.  Mount this on cardstock punched out with the Scallop Circle punch.  Adhere these onto the sides of your baskets to cover up your brads.

Fill with goodies and enjoy!  If you have any questions, please be sure to ask!

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Welcome Neighbor Kit Kat covers

Hello Stampers?  Did I pique your curiosity by the title of this post?  Chocolate always gets me curious!  I have a picture to show you:

Blog 1052 Can you guess what is inside these cute things?  Of course you can, I told you in the title!  They are Kit Kat bars!  Do you want to know how I made them?  I will share my secrets and you will see how incredibly easy these are to make!

I started off with a 6" X 6" piece of designer series paper.  I used the Welcome Neighbor pad from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Remember, this can be yours free for just placing a $50 order through me before March 31st!  Anywho, place adhesive along three sides of the paper.  Wrap this around your candy bar starting with the un-adhesived side on the candy bar bottom.  Squeeze the ends together and they will stay because of the adhesive!  Stick the ends into your crimper and just turn until it stops you on the candy bar!  It is that easy!  I will try to make a video of it this weekend!  Watch for it!

Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 118401 Welcome Neighbor designer series paper pad
  • 101618 Crimper

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner!

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Stationary Boxes with Baby Cards

Hello Stampers!  What in the world have I been so busy with the last few days that I couln't even post a project???  Good question!  Since my Spring Break was cut short, I just feel like I am so far behind!  I had a whole list of stuff I was going to accomplish over my break, and I only got about half of it done!   So I have been busy playing catch up the last few days!  I finally feel like I'm getting back on track though!  I have most of the day to stamp and play today, so I should have some fun projects to be showing you in the next few days. 

I know several women who are getting ready to have babies!  So, I have been busy making gifts for them!  I love to give thank you cards as a gift!

Blog 1049 This set is for one of the mom's in my preschool class this year.  She is ready to deliver any day and they already know that it is a little girl.  Colton is in my class, and he really wanted a little brother since he already has a big sister and a little sister.  But his mom and dad convinced him that being the only boy was a good thing because he and his dad can be the best of buds as the only boys in the family!  Too cute!

I shaped the cards using the Scallop Circle die with my Big Shot!  Have I mentioned lately that I love my Big Shot???

Blog 1050 This set is for one of Amie's teachers.  Her last day of work is tomorrow and they don't know if it is a boy or a girl.  The teddy bear stamp is from a retired SU! set called Buttons, Bows and Twinkletoes!  Too cute!  I embossed the white piece of the cards with my Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder and my Big Shot!  This embossing folder is available from the Occasions mini catalog.

Blog 1051 Finally, this set is for one of Casie's teachers who is due soon and they know it is a boy!  Don't you just love this little baby from the All In The Family stamp set!

These stationary boxes are the same one's that I did last month for my trivia baskets.  They are easy to make and they hold 8 cards perfectly!

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Woman's Day and Stampin' Up!

Hello Stampers!   I just wanted to share with you a blurb that is on the Woman's Day magazine website.

Stampin' Up!
Our mothers and grandmothers had sewing circles, but our generation? Not so much. Stampin’ Up!, a supplier of tasteful coordinating papers, stamp sets and embellishments for scrapbooking and card-making, offers a modern-day equivalent. Women get together to chat, do a small craft and find inspiration for future projects. “All of our products go together so you can make something beautiful really fast,” says Robin Merriman of Bristow, Virginia, who leads workshops for the company. Most attendees leave “completely hooked,” she says.

Cost to get started: $200
Reward: 20 percent starting commission; potential to make up to 40 percent.

The best thing is that for one more week, during Sale-A-Bration, the starter kit is an additional 15% off!  So, for only $169, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  The first benefit is that your $169 will get you $335 worth or products!  And your starter kit is customizeable!  I can guarantee you that there isn't a store out there that will give you an ongoing 20% off of your crafting products every day of the year!  I would love to have you join my Inkin With Dink team and become a Dink's Inkers member!  E-mail me and let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions!  I would love to talk with you about the great benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!

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Thoughts & Prayers and Driver's Permit!

Hello Stampers!  You have to see this beautiful get well card that we are making this month in my WOW class!

Blog 1047 This card is actually a 5" X 7" card.  We always make larger sized cards in this WOW class.  I just thought this card turned out so pretty! I used the trio flower punch to punch out some flowers to put on the tree.  See how straight my brads are?  This is very easy to accomplish if you use the template from the mat pack as your guide!  Handy tool!  I also sponged my Rose Red stamp pad ink around three edges of the white cardstock so that the contrast wasn't quite so harsh.  Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 113252 Thoughts & Prayers stamp set
  • 115680 Kaleidoscope designer series paper
  • 102544 Rose Red cardstock
  • 105130 Regal Rose cardstock
  • 100730 Whisper White cardstock
  • 101778 Rose Red stamp pad
  • 109183 Trio Flower punch
  • 113692 Eyelet Border punch
  • 105826 Mat Pack
  • 116631 Paper Piercing Tool
  • 106953 Rich Regals brads
  • 111366 Rose Red grosgrain ribbon
  • 101610 Stamping Sponges

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.  Let me know if you have any questions!

I now have some personal information to share!  I didn't get a chance to share this earlier in the week because my grandmother passed away and I had to run out of town for several days.  My oldest daughter, Casie, got her drivers permit!  For those of you that know her, this was a big feat! 

Blog 1048 She was so proud of herself!  We have started practicing driving too, which is going great if you don't count the time we were almost the proud owners of a handicap parking space sign!!!

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Easter M & M Stackers

Hello Stampers!  I told you earlier this week that I would show you the Easter M & M stackers that I had made for my craft fair, so here they are:

Blog 1042 I just love making these!  I decided to try some using the mini jelly beans too, and they fit!  On these I used the A Good Egg stamp set and the Eggcoutrements stamp set from the Occasions mini catalog.  Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 115164 Eggcoutrements stamp set
  • 114974 A Good Egg stamp set
  • 109046 1 " Circle punch
  • 104403 1 1/4" Circle punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 109043 Scallop Circle punch

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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A Good Egg jelly bean jar

Hello Stampers!  I made some really cute jelly bean jars for my craft fair.  I just love the stamp set, A Good Egg.  The chick is so cute!!!  Take a look at these jars!

Blog 1034 This is a view of the top of the jar.  

Blog 1033 This is a view from the side.  Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 114974 A Good Egg stamp set
  • 104403 1 1/4" Circle punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 109043 Scallop Circle punch
  • grosgrain ribbon

 If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right.

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Small Heart punch M & M stackers

Hello Stampers!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I have to show you the cute M & M stackers that I made for my girls for St. Patricks Day!

Blog 1046 Aren't they fun?  I made these shamrocks using the new Small Heart punch. I drew the stems on freehanded.  Very easy!  I made some Easter stackers too that I had for sale at my craft fair.  I will show you those on another day!

If you would like to purchase the small heart punch (117193) or any other Stampin' Up! products, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right.

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Guest Blogger!

Hello Stampers!  I didn't get any stamping done over the weekend because I spent the entire weekend in Memphis at my daughter's soccer tournament.  How did they do you ask?  They tied their first game 0 - 0, they lost the second game 0 - 2, and they lost their third game 1 - 2.  So, not too good!  But they had fun, even if it was a cold and wet weekend!  On our way out of town, we ran by downtown to have some BBQ on Beale street!  YUM!  One of our favorite places down there is a place called Pork With An Attitude!  Just a block off of Beale street, we saw all of these huge balls placed along the street.  I thought they would make a cute pic, so here it is:

Blog 1041 Fun huh????

Well, since I didn't have time to get any stamping done this weekend, I thought I would show you a great card that one of my downline, Angela, made at a class she had last week.

Blog 1040 Isn't it pretty?  Angela is very talented, Hi Angela!  I love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator because I get to be inspired by others creations!  These are not colors that I would ever think to put together, but I love them!  Thanks Ang for giving me something to put on my blog today!  I hope you share more in the future!!!

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Something Sweet birthday card

Hello Stampers!  I had a lot of fun coming up with the cards for this month's WOW card class.  I decided that I wanted to do something with the Something Sweet stamp set and the Treat Cups from the Occasions mini catalog.

Blog 1039 This is the card that I came up with.  Isn't it fun?  I didn't have any gumballs, but I did have jelly beans, so that got used instead!  I also used the new Scallop Trim border punch from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

To find out how to make one of these cards, come to my WOW Card Class this month!  Please RSVP!

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Chocolate Bunny Inspired By Nature page

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you the other scrapbook page that we will be making in this month's scrapbook class.  It is a fun little Easter page.

Blog 1038 It feels so good making Spring pages now.  I'm so ready for it! We have had just beautiful weather the last few days!  And my daffodils are starting to bud!  Yea!!!

I knew that I wanted to use the Chocolate Bunny stamp on this page and I thought he would be cute standing in the tall grass from the Inspired By Nature stamp set.  And as long as I was at it, I added some Spring flowers and butterflies!  Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 116980 Chocolate Bunny stamp set
  • 111656 Inspired By Nature stamp set
  • 115086 Taffy Alphabet stamp set
  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die
  • 109183 Trio Flower punch
  • 108264 Small Tag punch
  • 105934 Tag punch
  • 106529 Whisper White cardstock
  • 107108 Yoyo Yellow cardstock
  • 107105 Pixie Pink cardstock
  • 102837 Only Orange cardstock
  • 100427 Lovely Lilac cardstock
  • 105120 Bashful Blue cardstock
  • 101341 Close To Cocoa cardstock
  • 102272 Garden Green stamp pad
  • 105212 Pixie Pink stamp pad
  • 102717 Yoyo Yellow stamp pad
  • 102874 Lovely Lilac stamp pad

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Flower Folds scrapbook page

Hello Stampers!  I just love to scrapbook!  And I'm so glad that I get to have a scrapbook class every month so that I have a reason to keep creating more scrapbook pages!  Here is one of the pages that we will be making at this month's class.

Blog 1037 Isn't this a fun spring page?  I think it will be great for birthday pics or just portraits of my girls!  There is not a bit of stamping on this page, it is all done with my Big Shot and punches!  The flowers are all done with the Flower Folds die and the Big Shot.  The Chocolate Chip butterflies are done with the Beautiful Wings embosslit in the Occasions mini catalog.  The Rose Red butterflies are punched with the butterfly punch.  There is also a pretty white lacy look on the top and bottom of the Rose Red squares done with the Scallop Trim Border punch.  Here's  all of the supplies that  used:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 115970 Flower Folds die
  • 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslit die
  • 118402 Scallop Trim Border punch
  • 116629 Butterfly punch
  • 109046 1" Circle punch
  • 107086 Rose Red cardstock
  • 105130 Regal Rose cardstock
  • 102128 Chocolate Chip cardstock
  • 100730 Whisper White cardstock

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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