Stamped packaging

Hello every one!

Have you sometimes wondered how to get plain packaging pouch to look more encouraging than a plain white paper to put things in?

I’m sharing a packaging project at a2z¬†Scrapbooking blog¬†today addressing this thought. Here’s a sneak peek of what I did so visit the¬†a2z¬†Scrapbooking blog¬†to see¬†how I¬†packaged a card and some sweets. It’s a great way to mass produce too to use in party favors. Go can go here for more details.


Remember, as a reader to my blog, A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store.  Just use the code RIA15 at checkout. No limit at this time to use the code so go visit the A2Z store for more Hero Arts products.




Fun tags

I’m joining in a new challenge blog, Tag You’re it!¬†¬†I have seen their previous challenge post but haven’t had the chance to play along at that time. Glad to be joining this time.

I now have the chance to use Sarah Hurley’s Mini Stamp set – Doodles¬†which¬†is exclusive in My Favorite Things March kit.

For my take, I used Virginia‘s color inspiration and also consider the way she made the three tags, two whites and a colored tag.

I used stamping, die cutting, embossing and some fussy cutting on the leaves. All stamps are from Sarah Hurley as well as the colored papers I used for die cutting. I forgot to include the Block Alpha stamp set from Sarah but I used them for the embossed Thanks tag. For the other Thanks die cut, I used the paper from this kit.

I was so excited to put these tags in the gift boxes and totally forgot to take individual photos of the tag before I tie them in the boxes. I just took a closer shot of the tag instead.

Here are the supplies I used


The inspiration from Virginia’s tag


My tag take, made three of them


tag2 lay

tag3 lay

lay full

Had fun doing these tag set.

Also entering this card to Love to Scrap challenge (ltscb # 33), Anything Goes.

Make a wish

Playing this time with Sarah Hurley A Few of my Favorite Things April- Happy kit. My inspiration is CAS(E) this Sketch # 81 challenge¬†and Fusion Card Challenge. Both challenges are teaming up this week and I’m glad that I got the chance to play along with two of my favorite card sketch challenge blogs at the same time.

I used the main image butterfly as my focal point and gold embossed it twice in vellum. The butterfly stamp and sentiment is also from Sarah Hurley.

I then fuzzy cut them and placed on top of each other for dimension. I added some flat gold sequins that I bought some weeks ago in the local store.

June 19th with CASE this Sketch



Also entering this card to CAS-ology Week 100: Celebrate. This card is birthday card though with a different sentiment can also be a wedding or engagement card.


Felt crown for the little boys

I did this handmade felt crown for the little boys. It’s been pending for a while but so glad I¬†finally made it. I have a girl version of this that I also did here¬†for KC.

I used die cut stars and circles of felt as embellishments plus the glitzy buttons¬†to add a feel of¬†royalty ūüôā I also added my favorite ribbons and colored pompom ribbon.

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Sketch N Scrap Holiday Blog Hop – Day 1

Today starts the Holiday Blog Hop at Sketch N Scrap¬†and I’m dedicating this project post both for the hop and the digi Monday.

From today until 8th of November, great holiday projects will be featured everyday for inspiration SNS blog. I will be featuring my take on Saturday, 26th of October but before that day comes, go and check out¬†what’s in stored at SNS blog¬†for a holiday inspiration and a chance to win along the hop.

On my turn, I will be giving away some craft supplies that you can also use in your projects.

For now, let me share another project that you can do using a digi image stamp.

I colored Candace digi image, Costume Set 2 from Chi Chi Memories with promarkers. Then fuzzy cut her before adhering to the tag.  I just love how digi stamps can be resized to fit for a card, a tag or just another craft medium.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon.


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Abi Ballerina

I recently found the All Dressed Up Stamps  blog and got this cute digi ballerina named Abi to work with. Their shop has a lot of pretty digi stamps, just great for coloring.

I colored her with Promarkers and fuzzy cut the image to pop her with foam adhesives. I also added some random pink pearls in her tutu just because. The pink jute twine is from Sarah Hurley and the sentiment from Paper Smooches.

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abi detail blog

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I’m entering this card in the following challenge:

Pretty Paper Studio, September’s Anything Goes challenge.

Joanna Sheen, Pretty in Pink challenge

Crafty Sentiments, Make it Girly

Bearly Mine challenges, Challenge #101 Digi Days

Felt Wand

After finishing the felt crown project, I started working on a¬†coordinating¬†wand to go along with it.¬†I use the same color scheme of felt, and the same flower die¬†(smallest size) from Papertrey ink.¬†For embellishments, I used sequins and ribbons. I didn’t get any wooden dowel to use in the wand but got this pink plastic¬†knitting needle (12mm size) as alternative. Just fit for the¬†my color scheme.

So, let me know what you think.


wand full

Edited: I’m linking this project to Ginger Snap Crafts¬†{wow me}¬†Linky Party

Felt Crown DIY

My little girl, KC will be celebrating her 7th birthday this month and¬†before that day comes,¬†I’m already looking for¬†something that¬†she could use or play around with.¬†So, since¬†she¬†really wanted to have a Barbie theme birthday, I decided to make her a crown of her own, like¬†a¬†Barbie princess.

I¬†found awesome site and tutorials¬†when I was searching for a crown and I’m sharing here my own take in making my version of the crown using felt.¬†My stash already have almost all what I need, I just¬†bought additional buttons that look like diamonds.

I took photos during the process and you’ll see them how I did the elements. Note that this project took almost 3 days to finish since I worked on it only during the times that I’m free to craft. It’s an easy project to do but since I’m doing it¬†only after work, it took a little bit of time to finish.

So here’s how I did it:

1. Gather all your supplies. Most of these are available in craft stores.

  • Felt – I used¬†2 shades of pink for the¬†front and back
  • Pellon – for sturdier backing
  • Assorted buttons
  • Twine
  • Ribbons
  • Elastic band, scrap fabric to cover elastic (not shown)
  • Flower and Spellbinder¬†dies (Optional) – you can free hand cut a shape and flowers.¬†There are flower templates available online too.¬†It just so happen that I have the¬†Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die from Papertrey Ink
  • Water soluble marker (Optional) – a pencil will
  • Others – fabric glue, cut letters or other shapes or whatever embellishment that prefer for your crown


2. Print the crown template. I found this one made by Tara Miller. I adjusted mine, I made a little bigger than the template size before printing. Cut 3: back, front felt, pellon.

cut felt

3. Add the diamond-like-button in the crown’s top and¬†colored ribbon¬†below.

Note, I adhere only the front felt¬†and pellon while I’m working with the embellishment. The light pink felt serves as a final¬†cover, I put them later to¬†hide the stitching I did¬†in the buttons.

button ribbon

4. Add the other embellishments. This is how I did the flowers, I hope the photos¬†explain them all ūüôā

diecut flowers

flower assembly

assembling flowers

This is how I assembled them


5. I closed the top crown using blanket stitch. It can also be machine sewn but I’m too bad¬†sewing curved lines. If machine sewn is to be done, you need to do it before putting the embellishments.

elastic end

The length of the crown is a little small than my girl’s head so I added covered elastic band at the back. I did the elastic this way


elastic stitch


Attached them at the back of the crown. It’s better to use a wide elastic so you don’t need to do it twice, it just happen that I have a thin one in my stash.


6. Sew both ends with blanket stitch and back-stitch

And the end project…

full front

the flower details


side flower details

If there’s any other questions regarding this project, just leave me a comment or send me an email ūüôā

EDITED: I’m linking this project to¬† And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party

And Sew We Craft

Happy sewing!

Gift Tags

This week’s challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to make Gift Tags, CFC 80. I love gift tags and I think for this week’s challenge, I’ll have more tag projects to post on this blog entry ūüôā

Caution, a lot of photos on this post.

I used tag dies from Papertrey Ink to diecut my base tags. For additional background texture I stamped them with musical notes stamp and some were even embossed. I kept them simple but tried to make a variation of each just to see how well it looks overall. To add dimensions, I made some of the stars overlap on top of each other.

So without further ado, here are my take for the gift tags challenge.














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tag round
































tag blu