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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
I am a stay at home mom..now that is! February 19th, 2007 I was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. I awoke in ICU to find out that my only two children Annemarie age 3 and Michael age 5 did not make it. Scrapbooking became such a big part of my life. It helped fill a void that I desperately needed to fill. Our therapist suggested that I take up scrapbooking as a way to memorialize my children, little did she know! So I took that and ran with it.I became obsessed with scrapping and took over the second largest room in my house. Because of my injuries I couldn't go out and get a job, I just scrapped!I printed out 2,000 photos and my journey began. I have made albums for family members and layouts to decorate my craft room. We thought we were done having kids but who expected this tragedy??? I just gave birth in June 2009 to two beautiful baby girls Mia Anne and Gianna Marie named after their brother and sister.I swore that I would keep up with their albums so I won't become overwhelmed so we will see how that works out! My profile picture is the last family picture that was taken of all of us.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Super Simple Saturday!

Good afternoon ladies!  I was in the process of trying to figure out a plan for my next project and this idea popped into my head.  Well I couldn't get it out so I decided just to try it quick. And then out of that my Super Simple Saturday was born!! lol  I thought I would do a photo tutorial to show you how to make some super quick and easy treat/gift holders.  Perfect favors for birthday parties, weddings or showers...really any occassions.

For my supplies I used the new stitched Banner Dies from Craftin' Desert Divas.  I wanted a bigger size so I used the larger banner die.  I cut out two of them as well as a white oval with the oval die.  The stamp set I used was SAY IT BIG.  

I cut my paper down to 4 1/4" and stacked them so I would have to run it thru only once.  I have done up to 4 pieces and sometimes more.  

Then I scored both pieces at 1 1/4" to give me my base.  Now you can make it thicker or thinner by simply scoring it at different measurements. But this is the width that fit my needs.

Next I adhered one flap over the other and burnished it really good. I used my hole punch to make a whole for the ribbon (lined up front and back before I punched the hole).

Below are two different styles of the same treat holder.  I was gonna add to it but I thought I would keep it simple so they were easier to mass produce.

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  1. Great thinking Lisa!! You are so darn creative!! What an awesome idea, love this :)

  2. What a fun idea.. love it!!