Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Just Buzzin' By Sneak Peek set

Okay so I couldn't pass up this set that will be featured in the upcoming Spring/Summer catalog. It is called Just Buzzin' By and it is adorable. Aren't they cute? It kinda makes me hungry for Honey Nut Cheerios and I'm not sure why? LOL!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Humor in High Heels

Okay, I have had this set for a little while now and this is the first time I have inked it. I took advantage of preordering some new DSP from the upcoming Spring/Summer catalog called Raspberry Tart and just thought the two would go hand in hand. This technique with the dress is called Paper Piecing.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A little Valentine preview-Candy Wrap

Okay, I am starting to feel the need to post things other than Christmas........what do ya think?

Here is a candy box wrap I made from the DSP and matching stamp set that is going to be in the Spring/Summer catty. The paper is called Candy Lane. I will be posting some other cards and projects using it in the next week. Right now you can get the paper, the 3 Heart Punch and the stamp set as a bundle, go check out Stampin'Up! for the details.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Just wanted to post to all of you wonderful friends and family members, MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope you all get what you want, that you all have time with family and that the upcoming year brings you MUCH HAPPINESS AND GREAT HEALTH AND MANY BLESSINGS!
I am grateful to all of you for being in my life.
God Bless!
Jamie Hurley

Monday, December 22, 2008

Twelth Day of Christmas-Paper Christmas Tree

I can't believe that this is the last is the paper tree I finally finished after starting back in August. It is just 1"x 6" strips of Designer Series Paper looped and pinned to a stryofoam tree. Then I punched out a gold star with the Large Star punch and tied a satin bow and attached with a big glue dot.

This will be a centerpiece tommorrow at our family Christmas.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Eleventh Day of Christmas-Ornament and Ornament Box

I can't believe one more day of this and we are done. My how time flys......

This is by far my FAVORITE project and because it is so lengthy in detail for directions, I will have to post later this weekend. I just wanted to stay true to my word and get the pictures posted for you to enjoy. Just so you know, that box is made of cardstock! Yep, EVERYTHING is made from scratch here....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tenth Day of Christmas-Oval Punch Christmas card

I have another card to post this time. I am trying to get "in the mood" to bake and get my final touches on my gift giving but it is slow going, maybe because we haven't had school much this week............

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ninth Day of Christmas-Top Note Mini Treat Box

And here are the instructions:

Step 1: Cut cardstock to 8x 5 1/2" and score at 1", 3 1/2", 4 1/2" and 7".

Step 2: Then score at 1" on the other two ends.

Step 3: After scoring, cut the little score lines on each side up to the 1" mark to make flaps.

(first picture)

Step 4: You will take the other half of the cardstock that you cut for the box and fold it half as you would for a card and place it on the Top Note Die just to the inside edge(see next picure) so you will have a folded top note "card". Once you have done this, cut it in half (on the score line).

Step 5: Assemble the box.

Step 6: Take the two Top Note pieces and add eyelets and ribbon. If you want to stamp on it do so now before adhering to the box. If not continue adding sticky strip tape to the Top Note pieces (this is what your box is going to stick too.)

Step 7: Finish decorating and viola! You have the cutest little treat box.

Eigth Day of Christmas-Reindeer Card

I can't take complete credit for this card but here is my version.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Seventh Day of Christmas-Box in a Bag

Okay, sorry about not posting yesterday, but I got busy.

Today is a box in a bag. This is a great way to give a gift to anyone.

Box instructions:

Step 1: Cut cardstock to 4 1/2"x 4 1/2" square.

Step 2: Score at 1" on all sides. (See picture)

Step 3: Bring corners in one at a time to make "box corners". (See second picture)

Step 4: Use sticky strip tape to adhere these four corners.

Bag instructions:

Step 1: Cut Designer series paper or cardstock (stamp this first before assembling any further if desired) t0 5 1/2" x 11" strip.

Step 2: Add sticky strip tape on bottom(one of the LONG sides) and one side(shorter side). (See third picture)

Step 3: Start rolling this paper from the bottom (if you start in the middle of the paper, your seam will be in the back.) continue to the end. (See fourth picture)

Step 4: Cut a strip of cardstock or DSP to 11"x 2" and use the scallop punch to make a decorative edge if desired, or you can leave it just as it is.

Step 5: Wrap this around the bottom of the box.

Add any embellishments as desired. I used the Tab Punch to create a tab for putting ribbon through to close it.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sixth Day of Christmas-Top Note folded card

Wow, half way through the 12 days already. That only means that the real day is closer too.........

Hope you are enjoying are being inspired to get crafting by my posts..

Friday, December 12, 2008

Fifth Day of Christmas -Oragami Treat Box

Here is the picture of today's project, forgive me, I will post the instructions later today.
You will need a piece of cardstock cut to 11 7/8" x 8 3/4".
Step 1: With the 8 3/4" side across the top of the paper cutter (using score blade for these steps), score at 2 7/8" and 5 7/8".
Step 2: With the 11 7/8" side across the top of the cutter, score at 1 1/2" and 4 1/2" from top to bottom. Score at 2 1/2" ONLY from the top edge to the first score line, skip over the middle, and score from the second score line to the bottom edge. The middle section that is UNSCORED should measure 2 7/8".
Step 3: In all four corners, cut the 2 1/2" vertical score line from top edge down to the horizontal score line. On that same horizontal line, cut from the 1 1/2" vertical score line over to the 4 1/2" vertical score line. It should form a "T".
Step 4: Turn cardstock over and fold up toward you on all score lines. Bring the middle sections in together, overlapping the sides. Adhere them in place to form the base of the box. Using scissors miter the corners of all 4 sides of the 1" wide sections. Bring those sections in and adhere to the inside of each lid section.
Step 5: Bring sides up to meet in the middle to complete the box. Embellish as desired.
The size of this box is approximatley 3" square.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fourth Day of Christmas-Bread Box

Step 1: With a piece of 8 1/2"x 11" peice of cardstock, score all sides at 2 3/4". Then go back and score at 1/2" all on sides. (SEE first picture with blue and red marker lines-these are ONLY to show you what it should look like).

Step 2: Cut away the corners on all sides (see next two pictures for referring too)

Step 3: Cut into the the long sides of cardstock to make flaps (see picture)

Step 4: Add Designer paper where I have shown.

Step 5: Add adhesive to outside flaps and fold in to the middle flap and finish box.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Third Day of Christmas-Winter Post Card

I am throwing in a few cards here and there, so here is the first card of the week.

Stamps:Winter Post

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Second Day of Christmas-CD Cookie Sleeve

This is really a simple inexpensive gift to give. All you need is cookies, and CD sleeves and a Coluzzle, oh and some lovely papers and stamps......

All you are going to do is cut your paper to 5x5 square and then center your Coluzzle in the middle and cut the fourth circle FROM THE MIDDLE out and then place onto your CD sleeve. Decorate.

Or you can just stamp the sleeve.

Monday, December 8, 2008

First Day of Christmas-Wine Tote


Cutting and scoring blades

12x12 cardstock and one piece of 1 1/2" x 12" for handle

strong adhesive

Decorative papers and/or stamps and ink

If you are going to just use stamps and no other decorative papers, STAMP IT NOW before moving on.

Step 1: Score 12x12 cardstock at 2 1/2", 5 1/2", 8" and 11".

Step 2: Turn half turn and score all the way across at 2 1/2". Using scissors, cut UP TO the score line here. (Just at the 2 1/2 score line you just made-see first picture above- the dark lines are the cut lines- you will notice the little corner piece is cut completely off on the bottom right side-do this while you are here.)

Step 3: Put on your adhesive as indicated in the next picture where it says "TAPE" and start folding on your score lines, from left to right until you end up at the end with the 1/2" tab (this should tuck inside the box).

Step 4: Punch holes on the two narrow sides of the box where you want your handles to be. Then punch holes into your handle piece and add your brad or eyelet. Decorate the rest and your finished.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Twas the Night Before Christmas.........

Okay so these mice couldn't "stir" anyway even I made a few of these to sell this weekend. And then I made their little boxes that they go in know what happens to the ones that don't sell.........

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A view from the front door

This is amazing how it looks like it is snowing sideways because the wind is so strong.

It is beautiful and I am glad I went early and got home from grocery shopping today!

What it's doing RIGHT NOW at my house!

We just got the "red alert" that school is letting out early today. These pictures will explain it all!

This one is looking out the back door.

Altered Frapicino Bottles

I altered 9 of these for the craft fair this weekend.

Peppermint Patty Orna"mints"

I made 30 of these to sell for the craft fair this weekend.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Acrylic Post It Holders

Another craft fair item.

More Craft Fair Projects

Inside this tin is 2 Hershey Bars, Marshmallows, and Grahms and 3 tealight candles (hence "Indoor Smores).

Monday, December 1, 2008

12 Days of Christmas

I have decided to do 12 projects that help with some Christmas inspiration. I am going to start posting them on Monday the 8th. So, be watching everyday for some cards and projects that will hopefully get you in the mood for the holiday!
I hope those of you in the midwest region of Iowa are enjoying the snow............LOL!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Good Morning SNOW!

I took these at 8 a.m. this morning. Not even December yet............

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Start em' young

I caught Jenna reading through the JoAnn's flyer. That's my girl!