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Gift Box!

6 Dec

Today I am going to show you how to create this gift box using Winter Woodland and Cricut Design Studio!  If you don’t have Cricut Design Studio, you can follow the manual instructions for the box as well!

This box is perfect for Copic Markers and a small stamp set and it also work wonderfully for many other uses like:
  • Holding a pack of pencils and sticky notes for Teacher gifts
  • Ziploc baggy of marshmallows and hot cocoa packets
  • Full sized candy bar and a special note
  • Rolled up drawing or note from the kids with a special photo to the side
  • Plus many more!
You can download the Cricut Design Studio File HERE
The file has three tabs:  One for the snowflakes (you can see the instructions for that post here), one for the box, and the last one for the white decorative mat.
When the box cuts, it will look like the image above.  Since the box needed to be 6″ x 12″, you will need to snip the right edge of the paper to complete the cut.  Next score at 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 4 1/2″, and 5 1/2″ (all score marks will be made where there are vertical slices).  Turn your paper and create a score even with the long slice.  This will create your bottom of the box tabs.  Fold the tabs in and use a piece of tape to hold them together then decorate as desired!

Scrapbook Paper: Joy Cardstock Pad (Momenta), White (The Paper Studio)
Die Cuts: Cricut Winter Woodland (Provo Craft)
Machine: Cricut Expression with 12×12 mat (Provo Craft)
Software:  Cricut Design Studio (Provo Craft)
Embossing: Cuttlebug Polka Dots Folder and Cuttlebug Machine (Provo Craft)
Ink: Stickles in Frosted Lace (Ranger) and Red Glaze Pen (Sakura)
Misc: Baker’s Twine
Items in Photo:
Copic Markers
Bo Bunny Clear Stamps

Teacher gifts

5 Dec
Finding teacher gifts is always a challenge for me and one I enjoy!  Both of my kids are in multiage environments which means we have lots of teachers and interns to buy for so we are always on the look for budgeted gifts.  This year I found magnetic notepads that are 3 3/4″ x 9″ at Tuesday Mornings for $1.99.  You can find cheaper pads, even at the dollar stores, but I liked that these notepads had thicker paper and it was a bonus that each one already came with a ribbon wrap!  And you know what else Tuesday Morning has!?  They have 12×12 Momenta Christmas Textured Cardstock Pads which are PERFECT for this project because they have the same pattern on both sides of the paper!  One stop shopping, who doesn’t love that!
Start with a 12×12 double sided cardstock and score at 4″, 4 1/4″, 8 1/4″ and 8 1/2″. Turn your paper and score at 2 1/2″.  Cut up at the 4 1/4″ and 8 1/4″ to the 2 1/2″ score line and then cut along the 2 1/2″ score line to remove the two side pieces (keep the side pieces to make a tag!).  Your paper should look like this:
Fold at all the score marks.  Along the right edge, use a border punch to add a design.
Fold up the bottom flap, fold in the right edge, and then fold over the left edge and wrap up!  I used the ribbons from the notepads to tie on the tag and placed some pens on some of the packages too!
Cardstock:  Christmas Textured Cardstock Pads (Momenta)
Embellishments:  Chipboard and Stickers (Momenta)
Notepads and Ribbons:  3 3/4″ x 9″ Magnetic (From Tuesday Mornings)
Punch:  Border (EK Success) and Tag Maker (Creative Memories)
Pens:  R.S.V.P Clear Barrell (Pentel)
Glitter:  Glitz (P K Glitz)


23 Nov

Destination by Jamie Cripps

Momenta Products Used:

• PA-0659 Earthtones Textured Cardstock Pad

• PK-2142 Travel Page Kit

Other Products Used:

• Ribbon

Tools needed:

• Paper Trimmer, Adhesive


1.     Trim base cardstock to 5 ½” x 8” and fold in half.

2.     Trim same colored mat cardstock pieces to 5” x 3 ½”.

Using foam squares, adhere to the center of the card base.

3.     Trim pattern paper to 4 ½” x 3” adhere to the center of the mat.

4.     Add quote sticker and luggage sticker from the Travel Page Kit as shown in the photo.

5.     Trim a 3” piece of ribbon and adhere to the left of the luggage.

6.     For the inside of the card, trim a piece of the pattern paper to 5” x 3 ½” and adhere to the center.

Cambridge Flower Tutorial

13 Oct

You will need 2 different size Retro punches and some glimmer mist or a water spritzer.

Ink if desired. I used light weight cardstock for this flower.


Punch 3 large flowers and 4 small flowers.


Spritz both sides of flowers.


Crumple into a ball.


Uncrumple except for small flower.  Let dry.

Layer the three large flowers on bottom,

add 3 of the smaller flowers to top of larger layerd flowers.

Add still crumpled small flower to center of layered flower


Finished flower.


Adhere to project.


Designer tips:

You can use 2 different colors of cardstock to give this a total different look.

These flowers can be inked or chalked for depth.

I also like to add a  little diamond glaze randomly

and then sprinkle diamond dust on them to give them sparkle.

Stickles can also be a fun way to decorate them!

By Debbie Sherman

Accordion Purse and Mini Book

6 Oct

By Jan Hennings


I simply measured the purse and cut the paper to fit.

Using my sewing machine, I sewed around the edges.

Punch circles to use as a closure on the front of the purse and add a string to close.

For the accordion album just add desired papers to the panels.

My Love

30 Sep
Hi Bloggers! Rita Barakat here with a quick and easy card using all Momenta supplies! I love purples and pinks and this valentine line with the cute little birds is perfect! Here is what I used…
I simply cut my purple paper in half, made a smaller rectangle out of the birdie paper. Cut out several hearts and inked them and took one of the stickers out of this pack. I used pop up Glue Dots (R) to make some of the hearts pop up and inked all the edges. Simple and sweet!

FUN Treat Holder

29 Sep

This is such a fun, cute, and fast project and the kids love them!

Just perfect for those special trick-or-treators!

Please note that this works with the type of gum package shown in the photo –

you will have to adjust for other brands/sizes as they are all so different.


1. Trim base cardstock to 2 ½” x 10” and score at 2 3/16”, 2 11/16”, 6 1/8”, 6 5/8”, and 9 5/8”.

2. Trim the mat cardstock to 2 ¼” x 9”.

Adhere on top of the base cardstock, starting at the opposite end of the small score line.

Fold on score marks.

3. Trim another piece of base cardstock to 2 ½” x 2” and border punch one side

of the 2 ½” length and adhere to the front of the box.

4. Trim a 2 ½” piece of ribbon and place at the top of the border punch piece.

5. Place Halloween Puffy sticker as shown in the photo.

6. To close the box, cut a small tab under the front flap, only going through the first layer.

Make a horizontal slit for the tab to tuck in to.


PA-0658 Primary Textured Cardstock Pad (Momenta)

PA-0659 Earthtones Textured Cardstock Pad (Momenta)

ST-2173 Halloween Puffy Phrases (Momenta)


EK Success Border Punch


Best Wishes PinWheel Card

16 Sep



NC 1279 Flutter Card Pack Blue Motif

ST 3044 Bright Gems

ST-3303 Flutter puffy message happy

PA 1563 Flutter 12×12 super paper pad

PA 1033 Vibrant 12×12 combo pad

Border punch or scissors(scalloped)


butterfly punch

liquid pearls


* Take premade pink card from card pack.

*Trim mauve cardstock to fit inside faux stitched area on the front.

*Cut 2 lengths of paper and use scalloped trimmer on one edge. Layer onto card.

*Apply puffy sticker title and gem.

*Punch out 3 small butterflies and add. Rubons could also be used.

*Make pinwheel and add button. Add to card.

*EXTRA: If you want to add some extra oomph to your card, add a line of liquid pearls and some drops to the center of the butterfly.

*Voila! It’s that simple!

Pinwheel tutorial:

*Cut a square from double sided cardstock or paper. experiment to determine what size you want.

*Cut from all 4 corners to aprox 3/4 of the way to the center.

*Fold in one edge from each section. Secure into the center. Add button!

*It’s as simple as that!


Shaped Journalling

15 Sep

Are you a Digi or Hybrid scrapper?

I’m not.. I need all the help I can get.

And the Fabulous Jen is going to show us some tricks…

Check this out.

Tutorial for adding text ( for journaling in an interesting way).

Step 1:  Open up photoshop ( I used photoshop cs3) and choose the custom shapes button.

Step 2: Choose a shape and draw out the shape.

Step 3: Click on the text button and start typing.

Tada! it’s that easy you have a custom shape text box.

Jen Wuthrich


26 Aug

Name of Layout:  Adore

Time to Complete:

15 minutes

Difficulty Level: Easy

Momenta  Products Used:

PA 1036 Pure textured cardstock, PA 1952 Black Tie super pad, PA 1033 Vibrant textured cardstock

ST 3511 Frog Princess mini puffy stickers

Tools Needed: scissors, adhesive, trimmer

Additional Products: metal brads, Rubber Romance stamp, Black ink


Adhere two 4 x 6 photos starting 2 inches from the top and a ½ inch from the left.

Cut a 4 x 8 piece of the black pattern paper.  Adhere this directly to the right of the photos as shown.

Cut a 4 x 5/8 inch strip of the pink flower pattern paper.  Adhere this onto the black pattern paper approximately 4 ½ inches from the top.

Cut a 1 x 4 inch strip of the pink cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment on this strip.  Ink the edges of this paper.  Adhere this just below the pink flower pattern paper.

Trim a 4 inch strip of the orange pattern paper.  Cut along the wave of one edge as shown and adhere directly below the stamped paper.

Adhere three pink puffy circle stickers to the right of the stamped paper as shown.

By Designer Julie Detlaf