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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Box Card

Remember the Box card Josie made for me last month? Well, I decided to make one for my tea swap partner Annie in Denmark. October's tea swap theme is Halloween or the colors purple/black/orange.

I used Imaginesce paper, rats border punch by Martha Stewart, Basic Grey Rubon, Border punch by Stampin' Up and Martha Stewart.
So, do you want to make one of your own? I recommend Arlene's video here. I thought it was the best one out there. Her technique requires no adhesive, just a bunch of origami folding.

Here is the card I made which fits nicely inside the box.

I believe Arlene's beautiful box card measures 4 x 4. My finished box measured 3-1/4 x 3-1/4, measured up from Josie's 3 x 3 box to fit the tea bags I was sending.

The measurements I used to create my box are:

Base: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Landscape side: score 1-3/8" and 3" from both ends
Portrait side: score 1-1/2" from both ends.
Then follow folding instructions from Arlene's video.

Happy creating!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Papertrey blog hop

I don't usually do this kind of thing but as soon as I saw the inspiration, a light blub went in my head and I love this company!

So, here's the inspiration:

and here is my card:

The card actually looks like there is black on it but it is really dark brown. TFL!

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Look

I was tired of the old look so determinedly I sat down and proceeded to design our new look. Graphics by Ettes Bliss Collection.

We also want to take the time to thank you for visiting us at the Little Paper Studio!

Have a great day!

Mahalo . . . for your hospitality

A pair of slippas.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

OMG, check out this beautiful card by Gail (who doesn't, but really should, have a blog!). I just love it! The whole package just screams, GAUGOUS!!! Simply Gaugous!!! LOL! Love it, Gail! Thank you for letting me regift it too!! :o)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sizzix Gingerbread man

This was my first opportunity to use this die, after getting it several months ago. A breeze to create, I'm using him as my Shoebox swap this month. The kits are all made up and ready to go. I didn't want a eyelet on his forehead to stick the ribbon on so I modified by adding another piece in the back of his head in which the ribbon is attached through an eyelet.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fan Mail from Brenda

Received this adorable "fan" mail from Brenda, the Hawn Librarian. I just love the pun!! The theme of our tea swap last month was Fun Puns.

and she also sent me some goodies! Tea to enjoy while I look at my goodies . . .

. . . and fun pun chipboard and stickers from Studio 12. She also sent photos of our Tea Time together. Brenda, you are just the most thoughtful and cheerful person I know. Thank you for such a thoughtful and wonderful gift!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Year of Cards - Sneak Peek

I couldn't resist a sneak peak of my little Hawaiian girl.
We'll be making her on Thursday evening!

She was inspired by Linda at Polka Dots and Paper

Sunday, September 18, 2011

October Tea Swap - Open Call

My tea swap partner this month is Josie from Ontario, Canada.

She created this adorable origami box. I first saw this design last month and loved it! I kept the picture for when I have time but now I have a real thing in my possession ;o). FABULOUS! It's jus' Fabulous!!!!

Thank you so much, Josie, for a beautiful tea "card", and for being a great swapper!

If you want to join in on our fun tea swap, here is the info:

Open call for October's Tea Swap!!
Requirements: 2 tea bags in a handmade card mailed to your partner by October 5.

Optional Card Theme: Halloween or in the colors of Orange/purple/black

Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

If you are interested, email me no later than September 22

Send me an email SUBJECT: TEA SWAP with
1) your name
2) mailing address
3) email address
4) likes/dislikes/allergies (re tea type)
5) Loose tea okay? Y/N
6) blog (if any)
7) If you are willing to swap international or US ONLY

I will send a group email with the partner list by September 25. Teas must be mailed out by October 5.

Drop me a line today if you are interested!

Responsible swappers only, PLEASE!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Year of Cards Class - Gratitude

For the past week, I've been trying to get rid of this bug that I caught from my little one. First it was sore throat, then headache, now its running nose. Ugh!

Anyway, I have finally finished the samples for this coming Thursday's Class continuing the Year of Cards, this month is "Gratitude". It will be on display at the store later today.

All of the cards we will be creating have a Hawaiian Twist to them. This one is a purple hibiscus.

What: Year of Cards - Gratitude
Where: A Place in Time, Kailua
When: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Time: 6:30p to 8:30p (Note, this class may run a little over time)
Cost: $20

Supplies to bring: paper trimmer, adhesive of your choice and Tacky Glue (I recommend Aleene's or Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue), good scissors (lots of cutting), med. brown ink pad and sponge, a double-ball stylus embossing tool, a pencil with a rounded barrel (or other item that you can roll paper with). I'll also be using White Opal Liquid Pearl, Crystal Stickles, yellow and brown chalk, and inkpads in the colors yellow, purple, red, green (if you wish to bring your own).

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Baby Applique Tags

Found this applique on my desk a couple of days ago. I have no idea why I purchased them, maybe to put on on the boys' hats . . . or maybe I couldn't resist paying the price for these little cuties . . .Anyway, as soon as I saw them, I thought they would make adorable baby tags since I have 3 baby boy gifts to make:

Basic Grey paper, kraft paper, welcome baby stamps by CTMH, and BG buttons.

Too bad I didn't have more appliques to play with :o)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Birthday - slide mounts

Here's another 3 x 3 using slide mounts. The cupcakes are left over stickers from a layout I did years ago. There were just two left (so glad I finally used it up!!!). The paper for the slides was in my scrap bin; and the birthday rubons are from a time when I was a TLC Consultant. Wow, these came together so fast!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Frame it with slide mounts

Found a bunch of slide mounts in my stash the other day. At one time they were very popular on scrapbook pages (remember shaker box embellishments?). Then everyone was getting rid of them so I picked up about 20 or so almost free. Figure I might as well use them so here's what I came up with. 3 x3 cards. If I need a quick card for a thank you, all I have to do is stamp "Thank You" on the frame. For birthday, I'll stamp "Happy Birthday" on the frame. Very versatile, don'tcha think?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Holoholo cards ----

This past Friday, 3 gals played huki (sp?) Since I don't know how to spell it, how about...holo holo . . . I know that word well! Mom would always holoholo with us 4 kids after she picked us up from school and we wouldn't come home until dark. I'm sure dad must have worried about us. When she finally found a phone to use (around 7p or so), she would ask him if he wanted dinner which, he had already made for himself!

The plan was to have a get-together and each of us had to create a project that we would teach to the others. It took a year of scheduling but we finally had our day out!!

The card above is from Bep's "card class."

Here's the second card we made and I just LOVE, love, absolutely love this card design! The simplicity just appeals to me. One layer, one stamp, kraft paper and coloring with copics.

We used products from Papertrey (love that company!!)

We were going to create another card but, unfortunately, the die got stuck in the Big Shot and .... I broke the handle. It was given to dad yesterday. He is the jack of all trades and I know he can fix it with his gentle touch . . . crossing my fingers!!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Last sneak peek - Just for you

The last sneak peek!
Class scheduled for September 8.
Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sneak Peak - Hoppy Birthday!!

How about another one!

The froggie's head keeps the flap closed and he is wishing you ...
a Hoppy Birthday! You could use it as a congratulations gift card holder and write: "Hoppy News!"

Friday, September 2, 2011

Another Sneak Peak . . . Mee-chan

Here's my little Mee-Chan.

Loosen her Ribbon Obi (belt) to open the folder

Oops! No sentiment or card in this sample above. Oh, well, you get the picture :o)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Coin Envelope - a class

I'm excited to finally showcase The Coin Envelope Template, new at A Place in Time! My class projects will be up at the store tomorrow. Here's a sneak peak!

Here's a front example

Open it up and write your sentiments. Open the flat and there's a gift card.

Another sample that is only a pocket gift card (or card) pocket.

This coin envelope will hold a gift card perfectly and can be manipulated to be either a gift card holder or just a gift card pocket. See the other samples up at A Place in Time!

Class is Thursday, September 8, 6:30p to 8:30p, $20. Supplies to bring: Paper trimmer, scissors, tape and glue adhesive, pencil, Scor-Pal or bone folder, Glossy Accents, Crop a Dile.

Hope to see you there!