It's YOUR Celebration! - CYCI38

Happy Sunday to You! I'm here today with a project for the Can You Case It Challenge! A big thank you to those who participated last week with our Scrapbooking/Project Life Challenge. This week the challenge is Designer's Choice! So pretty much, show us your stuff! lol

It's YOUR Celebration! - CYCI38

It's YOUR Celebration! - CYCI38

Last week I created a card (here) using the baby wipe technique and I had such fun with it that I had to do it again! Isn't it a GREAT way to dress up a card?!?

This yummy pattern paper is from the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper. At first I had NO idea what to do with it, but with the baby wipe technique I was able to easily blend the colors from the paper and include them in one image. Really. Just one stamp and no extra tools......EZ Peasy!

It's YOUR Celebration! - CYCI38

The new Spiral Border Punch is such a quick way to add a bit of pizzazz to a project. A touch of ribbon and a lovely Candy Dot finish the card off perfectly.

I hope you will pop on over to the Can You Case It Challenge Blog and see what the other designers have cooked up for you! I hope you love what you see and join us!

It's A Party! - Fry Box Treat Holder

Today I was treated to the most amazing experience...a group of eleven Southern California and Arizona Stampin' Up! Demonstrators gathered today in San Diego for some stamping fun, great food, and lots of chatting!!

We were so fortunate that our upline Mary Fish and fellow demonstrator Tricia Chuba were able to make the trip over from Arizona to be there with us...I'm so grateful there were able to attend!

I was asked to make a project to demonstrate to the Pals today. I decided on a 3-D item so I broke out the Fry Box Die and got busy stamping!

So what do you think? Have you seen the Fry Box Die and wondered what on earth you would use it for? Now we know! Treat Boxes! Birthdays, Weddings, Baby Showers, Christmas, Halloween, the possibilities are endless! I absolutely love this die!

I just love these dots! They have SUCH character!!

I ran a piece of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot, it cut the outlines and scored the fold lines all in one step! Next I inked up the dot stamp from the Work of Art stamp set and inked away in all different colors (being sure to clean the stamp very carefully between ink colors!). I took the colors right out of this fabulous piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise.

I ran a piece of 3 3/4" x 3" DSP through the Big Shot to crop the top edge into the fry box shape and score the sides and bottom. Then I just took my paper snips and snipped away on the score lines, ran some Snail across the reverse side and adhered it right to the inside back of the fry box!

Then I just folded along all of the crease lines and put a piece of Sticky Strip along the outer edge of one of the flaps to create the box.

I used one of the stamps from the Oh My Goodies stamp set along with the smallest Deco Label Collection Framelit Dies and the Large Oval Punch to create my label. I adhered some flags to the back of the label to give it some "oomph" and attached the whole thing to my fry box with Sticky Strip.

Just a little bit of this wonderful wonderful new 1/4" Cotton Ribbon in coordinating colors to  top off a cute treat bag finishes the project off beautifully. I love how all the products tie together!

Today was filled with fellowship with some wonderful ladies and beautiful projects! I will get them all photographed, put together a summary of all the projects, and have them up on the blog tomorrow. Please stop by, you won't want to miss them! The Pals are a very talented collection of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators!!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I would love it if you have time to leave me a comment to let me know what you think of the Fry Box Die and my project!