Bunny Boxes

This week I hosted a Bunny Bunco Event. It was so much fun!!! I love all the love and laughter that fills my home when everyone comes over to play bunco and see some of my favorite Stampin’ Up! products. This month I featured our cute Mini Pizza Boxes. I showed how you can use them to quickly create some punch art bunny boxes for your Easter treats.

Bunny Pizza Boxes

Bunny Pizza Boxes

Would you like to know how to create this box?

Bunny Pizza Box

Bunny Pizza Box

The first thing you need to do is create the ears. Take 2 pieces of Thick Whisper White Card Stock and cut them at 1 1/2 x 5 1/2. Use the Detailed Trio Punch to round the top two corners. On the bottom of the ear, use a scoring tool to score at 1”. Put some adhesive below the one inch score line and glue the ears to the inside of the Mini Pizza Box. The inside of the ears measure 1 1/4 x 4 1/4. Round the top two corners and attach them to the Whisper White ears. For the whiskers, I took a 5 1/2 inch piece of Basic Gray card stock and cut tiny strips with a paper cutter. I then attached them to the middle of the box with a couple of Mini Glue Dots. The nose was made with a 3/4 inch circle punch and the eyes were made with the 1/2 inch circle punch. I used one of my favorite retired bow punches for the bow but you could certainly use an actual ribbon of any color, if you don’t have this punch.

Mini Pizza Box Bunny

Mini Pizza Box Bunny

I used the Pretty Label punch to create a tail for the back of the box. I stamped it with a sentiment from the adorable Fable Friends stamp set.

Fill these with paper shreds and the candy of your choice.

They make great favors and look super cute with their long ears and whiskers.

Mini Pizza Box Bunnies

Mini Pizza Box Bunnies

It was fun making these bunnies and I loved the expressions of all my guests when they saw them on display.

Speaking of expressions, I love Renee’s expression below. Bunny Bunco was a blast as you can see!!!

Renee at Bunco

Renee at Bunco

I mean who wouldn’t smile if you get stuck at a table surrounded by 3 LORI’s!! (Lori A, Lori I and Lori V)

Bunco Fun with 3 Lori’s

Bunco Fun with 3 Lori’s

I love it when my house is filled with so much love and aloha!

Bunny Bunco

Bunny Bunco

I got lots of positive comments from this group about these favors and hope you will enjoy them as much as they did. They are quick to make and sure to brighten the day of whomever you create them for.

Stamped Blessings,

Cindy

Inspiration In The Kitchen

I find inspiration in many different places. In my last post, I shared how I was inspired by a design on a dish towel. Well, the card I want to share with you today was ALSO inspired by a dish towel. Who knew that dish towels could be so inspiring??

In the Fall, my friend Natalie gave me this adorable pineapple dish towel (pictured below). I used this towel to inspire the birthday card I created for her.

Bloom By Bloom Card

Bloom By Bloom Card

I probably wouldn’t have thought to mix Coastal Cabana Card Stock with Grapefruit Grove Card Stock, but the combination really works. I love the color combinations pictured in the flowers too! They are Grapefruit Grove and Calypso Coral flowers with Garden Green leaves. The flower and leaf images come from the Bloom By Bloom Stamp set.

Instead of a pineapple center, I stamped a bold sentiment from the Life Is Grand stamp set. Do you see how I outlined the sentiment with a Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends Marker? That brought in the yellow color. I also used a bunch of the yellow Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins and put them all over the front of the card to add texture and sparkle.

Bloom By Bloom Card

Bloom By Bloom Card

I hope that when Natalie opened her card she liked it as much as she did the boba tea I introduced her to at Teapresso, Kapolei.

Teapresso Kapolei after a fun beach day!

Teapresso Kapolei after a fun beach day!

I liked this card so much that I decided to make it a part of my monthly Stamp A Stack class. In order to make it work for the large number of guests who attend my class, I had to alter it. I didn’t use the sequins and instead of designer paper, I textured the Grapefruit Grove card stock with the Simple Stripes textured impressions embossing folder.

Bloom by Bloom Card

Bloom by Bloom Card

I think this simplified version of the card works. I had a lot of positive feedback from my class attendees this past weekend.

On the day that I was designing these two cards in my studio, my friend Kristy was there. As Kristy saw these cards coming together she looked at me and said, “So, all I have to do is bring you a dish towel and you’ll make me a card”?? Too funny!!!

Cards and Towels

Cards and Towels

I don’t think I told you that Natalie works for Stampin’ Up! and we’ve known one another for many years. She is one of the reasons I love Stampin’ Up! as much as I do. She has always been there to support and encourage me along the way.

Natalie and Cindy at Brink Canvas

Natalie and Cindy at Brink Canvas

Natalie truly is an inspiration not just to me but to everyone she meets!

I hope that she liked the card I sent, a card that she probably had no idea that was inspired by something she gave to me!

So, the next time you are struggling to come up with a card design, remember that there is inspiration all around you. In your closet, in your backyard and even next to your kitchen sink!

Happy Stampin’

Cindy

Hello, Dear Friend

Meet my happy friend, Missy. She is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from New York and the head of the Glad Heart Stampers group! Missy is such a positive, happy person! Missy is one of those people who brighten a room when they enter it.

This very sweet and happy friend recently celebrated her birthday.

Missy at Brick Canvas in Utah

Missy at Brick Canvas in Utah

Last summer, Missy and I shared a fun adventure in Utah together. We have been friends for many years but the quality time we shared together during this trip allowed us to get to know one another even better.

Cindy and Missy at Brick Canvas

Cindy and Missy at Brick Canvas

After finishing our work with Stampin’ Up!, we spent time hiking in a couple beautiful places.

Hiking with Missy

Hiking with Missy

One of the highlights of our time together was a day spent with Donna Griffith. We visited her beautiful home, saw her stamp studio, and then headed to her cabin for an afternoon of fun and adventure.

Adventures at the Cabin

Adventures at the Cabin

Donna and her husband Jeff are such a lovely couple and were truly amazing hosts. We had such a wonderful time with them both.

Donna and Jeff

Donna and Jeff

While at the cabin we saw so many beautiful creatures like moose, rabbits and deer.

Deer

Deer

I also spotted several squirrels. Missy thought it was funny that I was excited to see a squirrel! I explained to her that we don’t have squirrels in Hawaii. Missy told me that at her home there are tons of squirrels and they make a big mess! Needless to say, she is not as big of a fan of these furry creatures as I am.

A couple months ago, Missy mailed me a package and inside was this cute squirrel dish towel. Now, I could see a squirrel anytime I went into my kitchen!!!

I used Missy’s thoughtful gift to inspire the birthday card I created for her.

Card and Dish Towel

Card and Dish Towel

Missy’s Card was created with the set Fable Friends. I used Real Red Card Stock as the base of the card since it matched the red on the squirrels scarf.

Life Is Grand Birthday Card

Life Is Grand Birthday Card


I absolutely love the sentiment on this card! It comes from the stamp set Life Is Grand. I used a Gold Faceted Gem to place in the center of the daisy flower. It added a little bit of texture and sparkle to Missy’s card.

I used other images from the Life is Grand stamp set on the inside of the card. There was also a pocket in this card where there was room to place a gift card.

Life Is Grand Card (inside)

Life Is Grand Card (inside)

After receiving her card, Missy texted me and said, “Happiness is a smiling squirrel and a delightful birthday card!” I’m glad receiving this card made my happy friend even happier!!

Prize Patrol (Hey, Love)

At this years stamp camp we did our prize patrol a little different. I asked each of my team members to create a prize with an image from the fun Hey, Love stamp set. By doing this, our guests got to see 5 different projects created with this adorable set.

Today, I am going to share our Prize Patrol projects, as well as some highlights from our stamp camp.

At this camp we offered two camp kits. A regular one, and a deluxe one. This was our first time offering something like this. Most of our guests took advantage of the deluxe offer. We weren’t sure if this would affect our check in process, but everything went so smoothly. Zeny assisted me at the check in table, Berd was standing by to pass out the basic kits and after everyone got settled, those who ordered deluxe kits, went to see Norine and Jodi (pictured in the back)

Welcome To Stamp Camp

Welcome To Stamp Camp

When everyone checked in they choose a name tag. Each name tag was adorned with an image from the Hey, Love stamp set. We used all of the images in the set, except the Alligator.

Our first prize patrol was given to anyone who had the bird image on their name tag. Of course Berd, was the designer of this prize patrol. I say that because the little bird is super cute, just like Berd is. Oh and yes, there is also the reason that it is one of the smallest images and Berd is not a big fan of coloring, Lol.

Berd’s Prize Patrol and Name Tag

Berd’s Prize Patrol and Name Tag

Berd explained how these were made without any adhesive. She made them in a variety of “In Colors”, they were all super cute!

Berd’s Prize Patrol

Berd’s Prize Patrol

These tiny triangle boxes were a hit and the perfect start for our first prize patrol.

Berd’s Triangle Boxes

Berd’s Triangle Boxes

Norine’s prize patrol was next!

Norine’s prize patrol at Stamp Camp

Norine’s prize patrol at Stamp Camp

Norine made this Stinkin’ Sweet Hand Sanitizer holder using the skunk image. I love the colors she chose, it matched perfectly with the hand sanitizer.

Norine’s Prize Patrol

Norine’s Prize Patrol

Isn’t this stinkin’ sweet?

Stinkin’ Sweet Hand Sanitizer Holder

Stinkin’ Sweet Hand Sanitizer Holder

Next up was a prize from Zeny. Zeny chose this little Gopher image and created a fancy box with a candy treat inside.

Zeny’s Prize Patrol

Zeny’s Prize Patrol

This little Gopher looks hungry! I bet he wishes he could eat the delicious treat Zeny put inside her box. Zeny loves snacks, especially chocolate! When she gives you a treat, her eyes light up as she describes it to you!

Zeny and her treats!

Zeny and her treats!

I can hear her now… “oooh, look what’s in my cute little box…. CHOCOLATE, yum, you want some???”


Jodi created a box with a treat inside too! Jodi, who is the Critter Queen, chose the cute little Otter image. Jodi came up with this cute saying and added a printed banner that read, “you otter be drinking hot chocolate”.

Jodi’s Otter Hot Chocolate Box

Jodi’s Otter Hot Chocolate Box

Inside Jodi’s cute box was all the fixings for a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows.

Jodi with her prize patrol

Jodi with her prize patrol

My prize patrol was last. I had the Ape image. I did a different kind of a treat. I used one of our sweet cups to make a shave ice. Of course I forgot to take a close up photo of it. So here is a picture of the back of the project…. It’s still cute, don’t you think?

Bath Time Shave Ice

Bath Time Shave Ice

This Sweet Cup was filled with a bath scrubbie and topped with a bath bomb. I stamped an image from the set Beach Happy on a circle that I mounted to the back the Sweet Cup.

The front of the cup had the ape image. Below are some photos of the winners! If you get out a magnifying glass you can see the little ape image on the front of the cup!!!

Shave Ice Prize Patrol Winners

Shave Ice Prize Patrol Winners

It makes us happy when people are excited to win the prizes we made! Just look at Martha’s smile!

Happy Campers

Happy Campers

We also each made 5 grand door prize baskets. We wait until the end of camp to draw names and see who will win these special prizes filled with Stampin’ Up! products..

Betty wins a prize

Betty wins a prize

It is always fun to see the excitement on the faces of the lucky winners.

Terry wins a prize

Terry wins a prize

Since it was a candy themed event we surprised everyone and handed them a small wrapped chocolate bar. We then let everyone know that inside one of the bars was a tiny golden ticket. Everyone opened them at the same time and Berna was the lucky winner.

Berna is our golden girl

Berna is our golden girl

She was so excited to win this golden prize filled with Stampin’ Up! gold products that she immediately began to sing the Bruno Mars 24 Karat song! We are so happy she won, her musical celebration made our day!

Stamp Camp was really great. We so look forward to spending this day together.

The food at this camp was a delicious bento.

Pam is ready to eat

Pam is ready to eat

Pam is a major foodie so knowing she was happy, made us feel great!

It is amazing to gather together for some inspiration, creativity and fun. I love to see the joy on peoples faces when they greet one another. I love to see how everyone is so supportive and helpful to one another as they create together!

As I walked the room to check on everyone, I saw the joy on Cheryl’s face as she passed her phone around the table to introduce everyone to her first grandchild, who was born that morning.

Cheryl has good news!

Cheryl has good news!

I love how when we gather it is about so much more than just stamping.

Stampin’ Up’s statement of the heart summarizes it best, it says,

Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart

Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart

I hope that those who came to camp felt inspired, encouraged, supported and most of all loved.

Thank you for letting me share with you today. I hope you enjoyed these projects and the people who created them who mean so much to me!

With lots of love and aloha,

Cindy