Basket Treat Holders ~ 5 minute project

 "It's just another Manic Monday!"

These baskets have been around for a while in one shape or another but then I realized that baskets are not just for Easter.  Be sure to check out the bottom of this post for some other ideas!!

Today's video shows you how to make a quick and easy basket using a 6"x 6" sheet of DSP! And what stamper doesn't have at least 3,000 sheets of DSP in this size laying around???  

Items Used: 

  • Pick any 6" x 6" DSP or cardstock. 
  • Pick coordinating DSP or cardstock and cut to ½" x 6".
Here is the template showing the cut and score lines for future reference.  
Dotted Lines= Fold
Solid Lines= Cut

Here is the video to walk you through it - don't worry, it is quick!!

Once your basket is made, decorate it any way you want!   Here are some ideas.

Yep, those are shot glasses...we have adult kids :)

Join me again next week for another Manic Monday 5- minute card (project)!

Glad We're Friends ~ Manic Monday 5 minute card


"It's just another Manic Monday!" 

Have 5 minutes to spare?? Let's make a card!

                    Welcome back to another Manic Monday! 

Today, we are rolling with the punches...Stampin' Up!s® paper punches, that is.

Punches make quick and easy cards with little space requirements.  Let me show you a few that I like to use to help hurry my card-making along.  Pair these fantastic tools with the animal print paper and you have a winner!

Stampset: Glad We're Friends

DSP: Like an Animal (4 pieces cut to 1" x 3½")
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake  (5½" x 8½", scored at 4¼"), 
                     Basic Black- 5¼" x 4", scrap 
                     Basic White -scrap

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
         Crumb Cake 

Punches: Happy Labels Pick a Punch
                 Very Best Trio Punch
                  Handmade Tag Punch

Here is the video showing you how it all goes together!

Here are some more cards made with these punches and the Like an Animal DSP.

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Hope and Prayers ~ Manic Monday 5 Minute Card


"It's just another Manic Monday!" 

Welcome back to another Manic Monday! 

I was working on my make-n-takes for an upcoming retreat and found that I had a lot of cardstock strips left on my cutting table. Being a scrapbooker at heart, it is not in my nature to throw paper away.... I'll hoard it until the cows come home!!!  But today, we are going to use it! 

We are also using the Hope and Prayer stampset and some of the By the Bay DSP from Stampin' Up!®.

Here are the items used and the dimensions. Take a minute to cut your paper then join me on the video and I will walk you through it.  You won't believe how easy and versatile this design is!

Stampset: Hope and Prayer

DSP: By the Bay (two pieces cut to 1" x 5")
Cardstock:  Pool Party  (5½" x 8½", scored at 4¼"), 
                     Pool Party-  3 strips measuring ¾" x 8½" (can't be shorter than 6") 
                     Night of Navy (5" x 3¾", 2½" x 2½"  )
                     Basic White (4¾" x 3½", 2¼" x 2¼")

Ink:  Bermuda Bay Ink Pad

Here is the video!!

Here are a few other cards made using the same technique.

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