Friday, March 27, 2015

St. Patrick's Day

This is a little late, but here are a few pictures from a St. Patrick's Day party that I helped host at The Den in Comstock.

We met at 2 pm and everyone was encouraged to bring a "green" or St. Pat snack to share and a green/St Pat gift to exchange.

I was in charge of decorations...All of them came from my house except that shamrock rock which someone else brought.





Thank you Laura for the pics as I forgot my camera!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Christina's Bridal Shower

As promised, here are pictures from the first shower...a bridal shower...for one of my oldest son's classmates. I ask each bride to be these questions: what are your colors, is there a theme...and as soon as they answer in my head I can see what it will look like and know what to do. Then I ask 2 more questions...any foods/flavors they do not like and what are some of their favorite foods/flavors. Then it just goes from there.

So here is Christina's info:
Color scheme: navy, coral, & yellow
Theme: romantic chic

I ♥ her color combo and knew exactly what I wanted to do, even down to the plates. LOL I also ask if they have a Pinterest account and go and look there for decorating ideas in case I was way off in what I thought they might like and also a great source for food ideas.

To begin with, I created this invite:

The shower information is on the back of the tag.

I created the tag holder from some linen paper from my local computer store using my Envelope Punch Board. The old lace and vintage seam binding is some I had in my stash.

To decorate, we used yellow table coverings. this made the room so bright and cheery on it's own! It was a beautiful sunny spring day (the day after the first day of spring) and was just perfect. I also chose yellow as the table covering color, because one of the other showers I will be hosting has yellow as one of the colors. I will be using a lot of the same items over whenever I can, but in a completely new way.

These were the decorations on each of the tables. I painted all the jars and then sanded them lightly over the words and embossed images. The flowers are loose in the jar so that I can use them again too. These flowers will be showing up again in 3 other showers.


The wood slices are being reused from what DH cut for me for my son and DIL's rehearsal supper. The dyed paper doilies and twig holders were reused from a banquet I was asked to decorate for last fall. And the pearls are from a shower I hosted last year. 

The quotes were all different on each table. Christina had a quote board on her Pinterest page, so I browsed there and picked out quotes to make it more personal to her. 



These square votive holders were reused from a friend's daughter's wedding. She let me borrow 6 of them for the shower and I will be using them again. The burlap is left over from my son and DIL's wedding and the yellow lace I got at a 5 and dime type of store for 50¢/yd. It took exactly one yard to do all 6 of the jars. I added tea lights and lit they created a pretty soft glow.

This was on the dessert table. The doilies are mine and the box is one my son made me. I usually have it turned the other way with jars inside with flowers at home. 

I found this coral bucket in the dollar section at Target. Perfect for not only this shower, but another one with coral as one of the colors. "She Said Yes" is a printable stamp from Cutting Cafe. The navy pretzels are pretzels I dipped with navy melting discs from Hobby Lobby. 

I'm NOT a shower game person! But this game was one that people could choose to play or not. Before Christina opened her gifts, the guests filled out each box with what they thought Christina would receive. Then as she opened the gifts, if what they wrote down was opened, they got to mark it off. The first person to get a "bingo" won THIS prize.

Also to add a little more color to the tables, I wrapped the yellow fork in the napkin and tied it with coral vintage seam binding. 

This was the table decorated just as the guests came in. 



I had seen these plates some time back on Pick Your Plum and contacted them to see if they still had them. They did and I was so excited to be able to get them as it was almost impossible to find coral plates anywhere!

This dessert is pound cake the bride's mother's recipe...I had had it before and it was so delicious, plus I was thinking "yellow" with peaches "coral" and blueberries "navy" for the color scheme. 

Under desserts on Christina's Pinterest page, she had this pinned TWICE, and she mentioned she liked chocolate and peanut butter, so I thought we should have two options. 




Here are links to inspiration and files for the shower and recipes:

invite: tag and holder
desserts: Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Dessert
Pound Cake with fresh frozen peaches and blueberries
navy covered pretzels
game: Blank Bingo Card Set by Cutting Cafe
pretzel tin: tin from Target $1 spot; I added twine; sentiment tag by Cutting Cafe printable set: Every Day Love Thoughts Mini Words

Pound Cake

2 sticks butter or marg (I used butter)
1/2 c. Crisco
3 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 t. almond extract
5 eggs
1 c. milk
3 1/4 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder

Cream butter, Crisco, and sugar. Add salt & almond extract. Add eggs, one at a time and beat until well mixed. Alternate milk and flour in small amounts at a time. Add baking powder. Place batter in well greased and floured loaf pans. Bake @ 300° for 1 hr 15 minutes. Makes 2 loaf pans.

Next week I will be sharing a baby shower that I'll be hosting this Saturday.

This and That

I've had many comments from friends and family that my blog has been especially quiet lately. If any of you have been following me on here or FB you will know how I've been struggling with the whole empty-nesting. If you are especially close to me, you know I've been trying to figure out my "place in this world" ...title from Michael W. Smith's Place in This World song which captures what I have been feeling and it still brings tears to my eyes as I listen to the words again.

Also, if you've been following me, you know I chose the word "slow" for my 2015 word. Well, it sure started out slow! I ended up with pneumonia in both lungs, which spread to pleurisy and then spread again to my bronchial tubes. I'm still not at 100%, but doing so much better. I finished breathing treatments last month and still tire easily, but I'm doing so much better.

Now as to what has been going on...I am not a person that likes to sit still and do nothing, but I had to do a lot of that at the beginning of the year and felt that God just wanted me to be still and wait for Him. I have done that and He has brought so much to me! Last year I hosted a couple of wedding showers, plus was blessed to help my son and DIL a lot with their wedding. It is something that I love doing. Then it happened...

This year a classmate of my son's got engaged, then another young gal announced she and her husband were expecting their first child and I told them I would give them a shower...then another engaged....and another expecting...and another....

Now I have 14 showers I am hosting with "rumors" of a couple more that may soon be added to my list. After about the 5th one, my husband said "well, you wondered what you were going to do with your life...now you know". He keeps saying that every time we learn of another engagement or birth to be.

I also made some biscuits for a friend for a shower she hosted for her sister's bridal shower and they have now ordered 300 of them for the wedding as they are serving biscuits and gravy at the wedding (how fun is that!)....again husband says..."well, you wondered what you were going to do....guess it's baking for others".

I am so excited that I get to do things that I absolutely ♥ doing! I have been having a blast and hosted my first shower last Saturday (by the way, I find ladies to help me out with the food and am so thankful for all their help!) and have another shower this Saturday.

I have some friends who asked if I would share those showers here on my blog, so I will be doing that just about each week. I forgot to mention that all those showers mentioned above (and the 300 biscuit order) are all BEFORE August 1st. LOL!!

I was going to share the first shower here, but because my post was so long, I will just post this and then the next post will just be all about the shower.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RI WIW ~ Sketch Challenge

Can you believe it's the last Wed of March already?! Time is flying by this year! Being the 4th week of the month, means it's sketch challenge time for the RI design team.


I created this card with a little bit of creative license again. I have the 2 pieces sticking out from behind the main image, but just not wonky. I tried to make them wonky, but my brain, just says "no". LOL! I don't know if it's ADD or some other letters that end with "D", but wonky pieces just make me squirm. I just want to reach in and straighten them. HAHA!  Am I the only one like that? For instance, if a picture on the wall is crooked, it drives me crazy. I'm sure there is a name for it. Maybe even a support group.


Okay...enough of my weirdness and on to the card. Ü I used 708 Rebecca and the sentiment is 9717 Happy Hello.



Here is the sketch Wendy created for us and for you to play along as well.



Be sure to stop by The House That Stamps Built blog (Repeat Impression's blog) for more details on how you can play along, Each submission enters you in the drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate. You don’t always have to use their stamps in your creations, but you will receive an extra entry if you do. Also be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs and see what they did with this week's Challenge.
Melissa 
(Melissa is taking the month of March off, be sure to stop by her blog next month)

Would  you like to receive a discount on Repeat Impression stamps? Wendy is graciously offering my readers 10% off their order by using this code rr10df. (thank you Wendy!!) Just click on the box on the right and it will take you right to the store. Have fun shopping!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Wendy!

Good Morning!

When Wendy Wyman was just 4 years old, she announced that she was going to be an artist when she grew up.  Many years, and many sketchbooks later, she had earned a BFA in Graphic Design. 

For the next 11 years found Wendy worked in advertising, freelancing, and ran a printing company. 

And then it happened...Wendy's mom became a stamping addict, and the rest was history!  It was Wendy's mom's encouragement that led her to turn her illustrations into fine art rubber stamps.

Wendy's husband, Bill, was also looking for a career change, and jumped at the idea of learning a new skill.  

And so....in 1996, Wendy Wyman, and her husband Bill Welsh established Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Each stamp is designed by Wendy, and manufactured by Bill in their home workshop!

Today, the design team for Repeat Impressions, the Rock Stars, have joined together
with a special hop for Wendy's Birthday!

Wendy loves ATC's, so we've changed things up - instead of cards, we all created ATC's for Wendy. They were mailed to Cheri, one of our Rock Stars, who has created a wonderful album for them, and sent them on to Wendy.

Wendy, you are one of the sweetest, and most generous people we know.
As a 'boss', rarely do we find ourselves on a team that is more professionally run,
or more organized!  You are so understanding of our personal issues, and it's a joy to work with you and your products!

We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
We look up to, admire and respect you.
May your day today be filled with love and laughter!

And remember....the more candles you have, the bigger the wish you are allowed!

Here are my ATC's for Wendy. It's been a long time since I've made ATC's (Artist Trading Card 2.5" x 3.5"), but they were so much fun to create.
For this first one I used RI's 632-H, Posies & Happy Birthday sentiment 1113-D, Birthday. The sentiment is actually in vertical form. I just used my stamp-a-ma-jig and colored the Happy with a marker and stamped and then the Birthday, to make it a horizontal sentiment.

I stamped the floral image onto a book page and colored the background with the light blue watercolor marker. This helped the image pop a little bit, making it easier to color in the flowers and bow.



For my second ATC, I used images from the Cupcakes Cling Set and paper-pieced the images.


Please hop along to see what uber-fabulous projects my fellow Rock Stars have created
for Wendy!


Thanks for hopping with us!  If you have a minute, please go to the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, and leave Wendy a bit of Birthday love!!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Frugal Friday 3-20-15

Had GREAT savings! The stores had great deals, plus price match, plus coupons!

*Leftover Valentine candy marked down 90%, so got 14 bags for 10¢. I can use these for treats for our 3rd grade youth boys, and my boys.
* strawberries 98¢
* dozen large eggs 99¢
* cabbage 18¢/lb (got 4 and made our favorite cabbage salad and then made a bunch of runza's and froze them. These are perfect for pulling out to thaw for a quick meal)
* celery 99¢
* gallon milk 2.76
*8 oz cheese $1
*GM cereal 1.44
*Kraft Mayo 1.43
*24 oz cottage cheese 1.77

then for showers I'm hosting...
40% off coupons to Hobby Lobby
Goodwill finds
Dollar Tree flowers that look so pretty in a jar
did lots of "shopping" in my home for doilies, decor, etc

Skinny Bunny Box

The Cutting Cafe is getting ready for Easter this week! All of our projects will be from Regina's Easter files. I wanted to make something with one of her newer releases. I chose Skinny Tube Bunny Box. Do not let that name fool you. You can get a lot of candy in that skinny little box! 


These come together so quick and easy and if you use double sided designer paper (like I did), you can cut the whole file once and the base and lids are created by just using the other side of paper from the box.

The "for you" is from Easter Mini Words Printable Stamps. I love how the mini words sets fit perfectly into my little tag punch.

One tip I have to share is to add the bunny tail BEFORE putting the box together. Makes it much easier.

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month to see the design team's projects in which you can leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

RI WIW ~ Photo Inspiration

We have been having beautiful weather! Way to warm for March, so makes me wonder what is ahead. Oh if it would only rain! We are in such a drought. But on Repeat Inspiration, it has rained and the photo inspiration is the beautiful flowers that have been picked because of it. Ü I ♥ tulips! I have a VERY small patch and need to expand it! I also have 3 rose bushes, but it will be a few months before I see any blooms of those show up.

I went more for the colors in the inspiration photo for our challenge using 9205-O, Hydrangea. This stamp is under the category  "Beautiful Days" and we have been having the most gorgeous days lately. My tulips are 5" up out of the ground, the rhubarb is peeking out and buds are on our fruit trees. I just hope we don't have a hard freeze around the corner!

I stamped in black on white cardstock and then colored with Tombow markers.

This is the photo that we were to use as our inspiration. I would love having those tulips, roses, and other flowers sitting on my table!


Be sure to stop by The House That Stamps Built blog (Repeat Impression's blog) for more details on how you can play along, Each submission enters you in the drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate. You don’t always have to use their stamps in your creations, but you will receive an extra entry if you do. Also be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs and see what they did with this week's Challenge.
Melissa 
(Melissa is taking the month of March off, be sure to stop by her blog next month)

Would  you like to receive a discount on Repeat Impression stamps? Wendy is graciously offering my readers 10% off their order by using this code rr10df. (thank you Wendy!!) Just click on the box on the right and it will take you right to the store. Have fun shopping!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

BFB When Grace Sings

#2: When Grace Sings  -     By: Kim Vogel Sawyer
When Grace Sings by Kim Vogel Sawyer is the latest e-book I have received from Blogging for Books and the second book in the Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy.


The story continues as Alexa is running a bed and breakfast in her Mennonite grandmother's house. Alexa is not Mennonite and struggles with fitting in. She hopes the community will accept her through her B & B, cooking and hospitality.


She decided to offer her engaged "cousin" Anna-Grace a room so that Anna-Grace can be closer to her fiance while fixing up the home the are to live in once married. Anna-Grace was adopted and doesn't realize her family live in the same town as the B & B. Her fiance has some secrets of his own, Alexa knows who Anna-Grace belongs too, then add in a nosy newsreporter out to prove the Amish/Mennonite's aren't all they seem to be and you have great story in which you don't want to put the book down.


**I received this e-book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

RI WIW~ DCC

How is that for a code title? LOL...What it means Repeat Impression's What If Wednesday Designer's Choice Challenge. This week Karen is the hostess for this challenge and her challenge is to use Diecuts &/or Punches with Stamps.

I chose to stamp with RI's 5015-P Postcard text stamp. I stamped on different shades of green scrap cardstock, then cut 3 hearts with Nestibilities dies. to create a shamrock. The stem is also stamped, then just hand cut.

I folded each heart in half and sewed down the middle to give the clover some dimension.

Be sure to stop by The House That Stamps Built blog (Repeat Impression's blog) for more details on how you can play along, Each submission enters you in the drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate. You don’t always have to use their stamps in your creations, but you will receive an extra entry if you do. Also be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs and see what they did with this week's Challenge.
Melissa 
(Melissa is taking the month of March off, be sure to stop by her blog next month)

Would  you like to receive a discount on Repeat Impression stamps? Wendy is graciously offering my readers 10% off their order by using this code rr10df. (thank you Wendy!!) Just click on the box on the right and it will take you right to the store. Have fun shopping!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Frugal Friday 3-6-15

*Received some tea bag samples in the mail
*strawberries for 1.68/16oz
*purchased a couple of items for 90% off at Hobby Lobby that I can use for the showers I'm hosting as well as many other times
*made my own hummus. Oh my, I'm addicted to this yummy stuff!
*also made my own homemade pita chips
*cut DH's hair
*repaired a pair of DH's jeans
*made bar soap...we haven't bought soap since we've started making it
*made another batch of homemade laundry soap...also haven't bought store soap since I started making it
*downloaded free e-books from Bookbub

Seeing Green

This week's post is all about green. The Cutting Café Design Team could create any project as long as it had green in it. Since green is my favorite color, this was easy...well except for deciding what to create! LOL

I had several scraps that needed to be used up, so decided to go with this fun card using CC's Assorted Scallop Set and Holiday Tag Set. This is a great way to use all those strips of cardstock we have in our stash.

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month to see the design team's projects in which you can leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

RI WIW Color Challenge

Our color challenge this week for Repeat Impressions is pink, yellow, and green. For my card, I used RI's 9204-M Water Lilies & Dragonflies stamp. I really love how soft and pretty this turned out. I colored the image with Tombow's Irojiten Color Pencils and then colored over that with their Dual Brush Pens. By coloring with the two, you get a little more depth. I added glitter to the dragonflies' wings.



Be sure to stop by The House That Stamps Built blog (Repeat Impression's blog) for more details on how you can play along, Each submission enters you in the drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate. You don’t always have to use their stamps in your creations, but you will receive an extra entry if you do. Also be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs and see what they did with this week's Challenge.
Melissa (Melissa is taking the month of March off. She will be back in April)


Would  you like to receive a discount on Repeat Impression stamps? Wendy is graciously offering my readers 10% off their order by using this code rr10df. Just click on the box on the right and it will take you right to the store. Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What If Wednesday~ Sketch Challenge

It's sketch challenge week on Repeat Impressions today. Here is the card I designed using  Dandelion Breeze again.

And here is the sketch. This time I followed it pretty close. Ü



Be sure to stop by The House That Stamps Built blog (Repeat Impression's blog) for more details on how you can play along, Each submission enters you in the drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate. You don’t always have to use their stamps in your creations, but you will receive an extra entry if you do. Also be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs and see what they did with this week's Challenge.

Would  you like to receive a discount on Repeat Impression stamps? Wendy is graciously offering my readers 10% off their order by using this code rr10df. (thank you Wendy!!) Just click on the box on the right and it will take you right to the store. Have fun shopping!


Monday, February 23, 2015

RI Project of the Week

The Repeat Impressions design team take turns creating a project of the week and today is my day. I am showcasing stamping on book paper as well as a few other tips along the way using RI's 9012-M, Dandelion Breeze. Now to show you how I created this card:



To begin, I wasn't wanting the whole image, so I masked off part of the dandelion blowing away with a piece of sticky note paper. Just place the paper on the stamp that you don't want to show and ink your stamp, then remove the paper and stamp. In this case I stamped on a page from an old book.


As you can see in the photo below, I stamped the image twice.

Here is what the stamp looks like so you can see what I masked off. Masking is a great way to get even more out of your stamps.

To make the image "pop", I colored with long strokes using a light blue marker around the image.

Then started coloring in the leaves and flowers...

To finish it off, I added some glitter to the center of the flowers and the pieces blowing away, and some vintage soft lacey ribbon to emulate the softness of a dandelion.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Frugal Friday 2-20-15

A day late, because for some reason, all the posts I've preposted aren't posting, so having to go in and redo them.

For $7.56 I got:
3 LARGE boxes of Malt O Meal cereal
2 bags of frosted shredded wheat cereal
2 bags of blue whale candy (for a shower, more on that in a later post)
3 bags of
1 gallon milk
4 bags of shredded cheese
2 large cartons cottage cheese
box of store brand "ritz" crackers
Palo popcorn
4 9-volt batteries
2 big bags of gummy worms (for a shower)
2 bags of Turtles candy
4 bags potato chips
2 bags split peas
10 pkgs Ramen noodles
2 boxes hot tamales
2 4-lb bags sugar

all of the above was possible because of rebates, store coupons, coupons on products for even more off, price match, etc. It was so much fun to come home and have it all sit on the table and know I only spent a little bit for it.

I also bought these items I needed for some recipes:

2.5 lb bag chicken $4.99
raspberries $2
Zesta cracker $.99
sausage 1.25/roll

other:
Went to Goodwill to pick up some 50¢ baskets for my sunshine baskets. Will be making up more of them. I already made up one basket and forgot to take a picture. That one went to someone who recently lost her mother and they also recently found out her husband is seriously ill.

used 40% off coupon in Hobby Lobby for item for a shower I am giving and bought some fun things marked down 90% for gifts and showers

took advantage of 50% off paper sale at Hobby Lobby, for shower invites

was given 2 heads of lettuce and a large bag of diced cucumbers, tomatoes and green onions. We've been eating that on cottage cheese. Very good

made hummus...oh my! so good! Will definitely be making this more often
made homemade pitas & flat bread

bought a large atlas book and map for $1...using this for a shower as well

more free movies in Comstock. I've been going almost every Friday and Saturday now. Nice to just get out.

rec'd a coupon for a free sandwich at a restaurant when they brought cold onion rings, also got some fresh onion rings. Gave the coupon to mom as I rarely eat there and she eats there more often, so I knew she would appreciate it.

So about all the shower business....more on that later....it's why it's been a little quiet here on the blog. Ü

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dress It Up

The Cutting Café is Dressing it Up this week! Regina has some adorable files for us to work with. I created this card from her Dress Shaped Card 2 file. Remember playing with paper dolls when you were little? I think it might be even more fun as an adult. The hardest part of this challenge was deciding on her dress design.


Here is a list of the files that the DT were challenged to use:

DRESS SHAPED CARD 2....TEMPLATE - CUTTING FILE

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month to see the design team's projects in which you can leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

RI What If Wednesday: Photo Inspiration

Today's WIW Challenge is a Photo Inspiration. I created this card using Repeat Impressions 103-k Bouquet Stencil stamped on an old book page and water colored with markers.


based off of this Photo Inspiration:

The heart in my card represents the heart of the tree. I used reds and pinks on my flowers to represent the red in pink in the tree and black at the bottom of the card for the black tree trunk. The turquoise in my card is just a frugal addition. I had planned to use dk red behind my stamped/colored/die cut heart and didn't have any red scraps the size I needed and there was this turquoise piece just sitting on my table the perfect size so used it. Then added some blue all around my stamped image which made the image pop more, so it was all good. 

Be sure to stop by The House That Stamps Built blog (Repeat Impression's blog) for more details on how you can play along, Each submission enters you in the drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate. You don’t always have to use their stamps in your creations, but you will receive an extra entry if you do. Also be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs and see what they did with this week's Challenge.

Would  you like to receive a discount on Repeat Impression stamps? Wendy is graciously offering my readers 10% off their order by using this code rr10df. (thank you Wendy!!) Just click on the box on the right and it will take you right to the store. Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What If Wednesday~DCC Challenge

Today's Repeat Impressions challenge is hosted by design team member Joy. Joy's challenge was to create a thank you card.

My card below uses RI's 9719 E (thanks) and 9706 U (flowers). The "thanks" was part of a full sentiment and I masked off the other words to just get the "thanks" part.

Be sure to stop by The House That Stamps Built blog (Repeat Impression's blog) for more details on how you can play along, Each submission enters you in the drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate. You don’t always have to use their stamps in your creations, but you will receive an extra entry if you do. Also be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs and see what they did with this week's Challenge.

Would  you like to receive a discount on Repeat Impression stamps? Wendy is graciously offering my readers 10% off their order by using this code rr10df. (thank you Wendy!!) Just click on the box on the right and it will take you right to the store. Have fun shopping!

Friday, February 6, 2015

All About Valentines

It's all about Valentine's this week for Cutting Café. The design team was able to choose any file they wanted in that category and I chose to create this fun new mailbox that Regina recently released in her Mailbox Template and Cutting File. She has 2 different style mailboxes and there are so many possibilities. I already have the other cut and ready to decorate. Ü


These are so easy to make and Regina has added several different images you can cut to decorate your boxes to make them all different.

I like to have candy dishes around the house, like my grandma did. I filled it with these yummy Hershey's Dark Chocolate Truffle Kisses.


Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month to see the design team's projects in which you can leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store.