DIY--Easy New Year's Eve Confetti Bags

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Celebrate the beginning of the new year with these quick and easy New Year's Eve confetti bags! This simple DIY is made with a few simple tools; such as, the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Violet's ABCs stamp set, the little confetti stamp from the set, Birthday Tags. and some glassine bags. If you are unable to find glassine bags in such short notice you could always purchase some cello bags, too. Those would look just as cute because you can see through them even more. I purchased a huge bag of pre-cut confetti from a party store near by but if you can't get your hands on some you could always punch some out yourself--as shown in my video ^^above. 

It's been such an honor to be creating all of these videos for you all! Being asked to join the Lawn Fawn design team was one of the major highlights of 2014 and I can't wait to work with them for many years to come. There is lots in store for 2015 and I'm so happy you are all here to join me! 

In case anyone was wondering about what I used on my nails in this video you can find the shop I purchased them from here--enjoy! (Although it seems that they've sold out of the gold and silver wraps but I'm sure they will restock them soon). 

Last Minute Food Gifts

Friday, December 19, 2014

Time is running out and Christmas is literally right around the corner. I’m usually always doing last minute gifts, cards, and decorations—so I thought I’d share this quick and easy last minute food gift idea using the goodie bag die from Lawn Fawn. If you can’t already tell—I’m obsessed with that die (click here to view) and I just love how adorable the boxes turn out, whether I’m using pattern paper or directly stamping onto the box—either way is so cute and so much fun to make. But if you ever wondered what sweets might fit in those boxes here are a few ideas:

Hershey’s Kisses—you can’t go wrong with chocolate and you can stuff about a handful of these in each box.

Amaretti Cookies—These Italian cookies are so delicious and I also love the vintage style packaging they come in. You can fit one cookie in each box so it might also be nice to include a few little extras with those cookies.

Mini Gingerbread cookies—I bought these from Trader Joe’s but I’m sure you can also find these at your local markets since these are popular Christmas cookies. You can fit a few of these cookies in each box.

Peppermint Pretzel Slims—these are so tasty and you can fit a good handful of these into each box. I also purchased these from Trader Joe’s. However, these types of treats can also be found in lots of other stores this time of year.

Candy Canes—of course, you must have candy canes. They’re slim and they look so cute peeking out of the boxes. These are definitely a must have for Christmas.

Lastly, I purchased a box of Taste Test Caramels. This is definitely for a chocolate enthusiast AKA my dad. I’m going to simply wrap that gift up and place it under the tree. I thought it would be a cute little gift because he absolutely loves chocolate. 

I hope these ideas helped! 

Hanging Boxes on the Christmas Tree--DIY

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It’s always a little hard trying to find the cutest way to put a gift card under the Christmas tree but this quick and easy DIY will help remedy that minor issue. Lawn Fawn has the most adorable little goodie bag die (you can find it by clicking here), and aside from using it as a treat box you can also use it a gift card holder and even hang it from your Christmas tree. Problem solved!

If you’re already a papercrafter all you’ll need is this die (if you don’t already have it), some pattern paper, and this twine. You can create your own tag with any dies you’d like however, if you wanted to know which die and stamps I’m using to create this tag you can click, here, here, here and here.

All I did was cut two of the box die cuts using my Cuttlebug and assembled it using some adhesive. Next I created the tag with the stamps and die mentioned above. Next I took some twine and simply wrapped it around the box a few times to keep it sealed nicely and then tied a knot at the end of the remaining twine—just like you would with a tag.

Quick, simple, and super adorable! 

DIY Mini Stationary Box--4 Bar Size--Video and Printable Instructions

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hi everyone! Today I'm super excited to be sharing a new stationary box DIY. This time around it's a smaller size--4 Bar size to be exact. So that means the awesome Lawn fawndamentals note cards will fit perfectly inside, and the envelopes too. However, not only will this box hold stationary, it can also be used for carrying a gift card or a sweet treat, too! 

I'm also offering a free printable with written instructions on how to create these mini boxes. Click here for that free printable! This will make creating tons of these so much easier. You can view the video to watch how I assembled it but the written instructions will help you so that you can don't have to keep pressing stop or rewind of the video, hehe. 

I was so excited to create these boxes with the paper, Snow Boots, from the new, Snow Day, collection. This pattern paper is too perfect! If you do create some of your own I'd love to see them--I've had several of you send me IG messages with pictures of the A2 size card boxes and I'd love it if you shared your pictures of these, too. You can find my on IG @unifyhandmade 

I really hope you enjoy this! 

Lawn Fawn Release--Stitched Circle Stackables, Scripty Love, Dies for Hello Sunshine and Flutter by

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's day four of the Lawn Fawn Release week and today they revealing the new dies! Click here for day one, click here for day two, and click here for day there. LF has released another set of stitched dies but this time they are the circles! What fun right?! You could create everything from banners, to shaker cards, place cards, and even cupcake toppers--the stitched edge details is so very elegant. I just love it. I used these dies to create the 'INSPIRE' banner above along with the Louie's ABCs dies, and Flutter by. If you take a look at the banner you'll notice I used dies to cut those out, and that's because LF is also releasing the coordinating die set for Flutter by! It's that so awesome?!

Another die that will be released is the new installment in the scripty die collection. They've added this adorable 'love' scripty die that is perfect for Valentine's Day. Aside from it being used for Valentine's day, it can also be used for a just-because card, anniversary card and many other things! You can use it like I did above by using the negative space to create a shaker card or take the positive and use on a card front or as a cupcake topper!

Lastly, I have this 'Fly away with me' card and I'm using the new stamp set, Bugs and Kisses, stamp set along with the coordinating dies; and, I'm also using Hello Sunshine--GREAT NEWS is they are also releasing the coordinating dies for Hello Sunshine now. In the last card shown above you can see how I used the dies for the inlayed sun and cloud; however, I also used those dies for the balloons.

All of the new product is due to be released on Dec. 11th, and if you'd like to win any of the new product you can do so by visiting the Lawn Fawn blog for your chance to win. Not only can you entire to win today but you can also go back to days 1, 2, and 3 and enter to win on those days as well. Click the links in the first paragraph to be directed to all of the previous days but as for today feel free to click here for today's giveaway. You can also head over there and view all for of the design team samples and a quick intro video to these new products.

I hope you have a great day!

New Lawn Fawn Release--Whale You Be Mine

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

It's day three of the Lawn Fawn release week. Click here for day one, and click here for day two (yesterday). Today LF is revealing this mini stamp set, Whale You Be Mine. I think this set is so cute and I love that the whales are facing each other--making for cute Valentine's day cards. What I love about these mini stamp set is that they're super affordable but you can use this set in so many different ways, especially if you have other LF stamps sets to mix and match it with.

You'll also notice two other new products that are in the first image, above. It's the new stitched circle stackables and the new trimmings as well! To view all of the DT samples using, Whale you be mine, click here. You'll also get a chance to win this stamp set!

New Lawn Fawn Release--Bugs and Kisses

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! If you don't already know by now--LF has a new release and there are cute new sets on the way that are perfect for Valentine's Day. The set being revealed today is, Bugs and Kisses, it's a full 4x6 stamp set and it contains all of these wondering images and sentiments in it. Not only is this set great for Valentine's Day--it's also great for all year round. If you also notice I create this card using a new die set as well--Stitched circles stackables. It's going to have it's own reveal day as well. 

You can head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog to view all of the DT samples and even watch Kelly's intro video to this stamp set. While you're there you can leave a comment and enter for a chance to win this set, too! It's that great?! Click here to be directed to their page. Good luck and don't forget to check back tomorrow to view the next new stamp set.
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