Halloween Treat Boxes

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I love Halloween!  I wanted to share some quick and fun Halloween Treat Boxes I made using the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board and pattern papers from the Boo! collection by Pebbles.  These will be fun to give to my nieces and nephews for Halloween tomorrow.

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I started by selecting the pattern papers and the String Tie Box design.  You can also make envelopes with liners, bows, boxes, file folder cards, and coin envelopes using the 1-2-3 Punch Board.

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I chose to make a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ sized box and used a 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.  All I did was trim off the bottom strip of paper.

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I lined up the edge of my paper with the XL Box Start Line.  I punched the paper then scored Box Score Lines A, B, and C.  I repeated that going around all four sides of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.

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I flipped the paper and lined it up again with the XL Box Start Line.  I punched the paper then scored Box Score Lines A, B, and C again.

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I rounded all 4 corners of the paper using the Corner Rounder at the top left of the Punch Board.

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I cut opposite ends of the paper along the vertical score lines.

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I folded all the lines on the paper.

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I used my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite Punch to punch holes in all 4 corners.

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I added Sticky Thumb Double-Sided Tape to all 4 tabbed sections

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I assembled my box.

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All done!  So easy!  Love it!

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Finally, I added ribbon through the holes in this pattern to make sure the box closes correctly.

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Now, it’s ready for the treats!

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HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Pebbles Supplies:

Boo! Jack-O-Lantern (732972)
Boo! Trick-or-Treat (732973)
Boo! Hocus Pocus (732974)
Boo! Spiderwebs (732977)
Boo! Skull & Crossbones (732981)

Other Supplies:

American Crafts Sticky Thumb Double-Sided Tape, .25″ x 11 yd (340265)
American Crafts Green, Purple, and Orange Premium Ribbons, .375″ x 4 ft
We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (662530)
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite Punch

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New Pebbles Design Team Announcement!

Yes, it has been quite awhile since I have blogged. Sorry. It has been a busy and fun summer. I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer, too. Kiddos are back in school and we’re getting back into our routine.

I am back on the blog today to say how excited and grateful I feel to be joining the 2015-2016 Pebbles Design Team! This will be my fourth year with the Pebbles family. My goodness, I couldn’t be happier. Thanks so much to everyone at Pebbles and American Crafts for giving me another opportunity to continue as a Design Team Member! Shelly Myers, you are the best, you are so very loved, and I thank you for your love, support, and continued hard work for our team!

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Amy Cowley / Amanda Coleman / Eva Pizarro / Holly Gagnon
Renee Zwirek (ME!) / Wendy Sue Anderson / Becki Adams

I am honored to be working alongside these talented ladies. You can check out their blogs to see their fabulous work. We are going to have a great year ahead and the new lines from Pebbles are just fantastic! Also, I will be stepping TOTALLY outside of my comfort zone and share process videos with you. Ah! I’m just a bit nervous because I have never made scrapbooking videos before. Just breathe. Just do it.

Mendi, I’ll miss working with you friend! Best wishes on the launch of your new stamp company, Sunny Studio Stamps! So excited for you and your stamp designs are just adorable! You can see Mendi’s stamp designs today and join her grand opening on September 8, 2015!

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend, Everyone!


Teacher Thank You Cards

I’m up on the Pebbles Blog today with Thank You cards I made for Caitie and Payton’s teachers.  I cannot believe how quickly the school year passed by again.  Here are the Thank You cards I made for the girls’ other teachers.

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This card is for their gym teacher.

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This card is for their art teacher.

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This card is for their music teacher and Caitie’s chorus teacher.

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This card is for their LMC teacher (library media center).

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This card is for Payton’s reading teacher.

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Pebbles Supplies:

Cottage Living Floral Tapestry (732750)
Cottage Living All Lined Up (732751)
Cottage Living Rounded Trellis (732763)
Cottage Living Golden Color Mist (369021)
Home Grown Busy Bees (732802)
Home Grown Foliage (732803)
Home Grown Family (732808)
Home Grown Quilt (732809)
Home Grown Icon & Phrase Stickers (732812)
Home Grown Dimensional Flowers (732815)
Happy Day Thinking of You (732693)
Happy Day Fresh Air (732695)
Happy Day Puzzled (732697)
Happy Day Blooms (732698)
Happy Day Icons & Phrases Stickers (732702)
Basics Accent & Phrase Stickers, Aqua and Green (732183)
Basics Accent & Phrase Stickers, Ash and Black (732185)

Other Supplies:

American Crafts A2 Cards & Envelopes (4.375″ x 5.75″) 12/Pkg, Kraft (366022)
American Crafts This To That Adhesive Runner .313″ x 8.75 yd, Strips (61712)

American Crafts This To That Dimensional Dots (61709)
American Crafts Baker’s Twine Value Pack 5 yd Spools 24/Pkg, Bright (366303)
American Crafts Glitter Tape 3 yd x .375″, Aqua (96021)
American Crafts Soho Garden District Stamps (59164)
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz, Amethyst (CSS-HS-798)
Sending You Love Clear Stamps (Hero Arts)
paper trimmer and scissors (Fiskars)
white thread and sewing machine


Fuse Tool Giveaway Winners

I really appreciate everyone who stopped by my blog.  Thanks SO much for your comments to participate in my WRMK Fuse Tool giveaway.  I loved reading them all!  Thanks for following my blog, following me on Facebook, following me on Instagram, and following me on Pinterest.

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And the winners are…Trisha and DinT!

Congrats, Ladies! Please email me at reneezwirek@gmail.com with your contact info and mailing address so I can get your Fuse tool prizes mailed out to you ASAP.

Thanks Again, Everyone!

Happy Friday!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!


Ready, Set, Sunshine: Project Life Disney Album – Meeting Tiana

Today, I’m sharing the pocket page spread I made that was up on the Pebbles Blog quite a while ago.  I used items from the pretty Garden Party collection by Pebbles.  So perfect for these pages!  The girls were so excited to meet Tiana from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.  She was so funny and sweet…we just loved her!

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Here’s a closer look at the left page.

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Here’s a closer look at the right page.

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Here are some close-up shots of how I used the Garden Party collection journaling cards for these Pocket Pages.

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I used a craft knife to cut out the sentiments that were in these journaling cards.  I thought they would look pretty as frames for my photos…and they did!

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Pretty Computer Font Time! I used Arial Narrow for the journaling on this “HELLO” journling card.

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Love the Dimensional Butterfly sticker!

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Most of these photos were taken by a Disney Cast Member so that I could take this video:

Pebbles Supplies:

Garden Party Bliss Thickers, Aqua (732528)
Garden Party Doll Thickers, Parfait (732529)
Garden Party Phrase & Accent Stickers (732530)
Garden Party Dimensional Flowers (732532)
Garden Party Flower Packet Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes (732536)
Garden Party Dimensional Butterflies (732538)
Garden Party Printed Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes (732541)
Garden Party Journaling Cards (732542)
Garden Party 6×6 Paper Pad (732544)

Other Supplies:

American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes, Please Roller Date Stamp (59175)
American Crafts Diamond Zazz! Glitter Glue (27415)
American Crafts This To That Dimensional Dots (61709)
Becky Higgins Project Life Photo Pocket Pages – Big Variety Pack 1, Design C (380001)
Becky Higgins Project Life Photo Pocket Pages – Big Variety Pack 3, Design G (96985)
Becky Higgins Project Life Corner Rounder Punch (93740)
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Stamp Pad (Tsukineko)
Mini and Ultra Thin Glue Dots (Glue Dots International)
craft knife, scissors, and paper trimmer (Fiskars)
sewing machine and white thread
Arial Narrow (Computer Font)


Ready, Set, Sunshine: Project Life Disney Album – Meeting Merida AND GIVEAWAY

I’m up today on the Pebbles Blog with a pocket page spread for my Project Life Disney Album. I created a few pages for when the girls met Princess Merida. You can head on over to the Pebbles Blog to see close-up photos and the video I took of the girls meeting their first Disney Princess.

I used the Jen Hadfield Cottage Living collection by Pebbles. A lovely collection for a very lovely princess! I also used the We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool and the Becky Higgins Project Life 4 x 6 Fuse Sleeves to create these awesome flip pockets on my pages. I LOVE IT!

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Supplies:

Cottage Living Floral Tapestry (732750)
Cottage Living Sweet Mint (732752)
Cottage Living Hardwood (732753)
Cottage Living Gallery Wall (732754)
Cottage Living Ombre Waves (732757)
Cottage Living Dotted Blossoms (732758)
Cottage Living Lovely Lace (732764)
Cottage Living Gold Foil Accent Cardstock, Sweet Greetings (732768)
Cottage Living Gold Foil Accent Cardstock, Hello (732771)
Cottage Living Gold Foil Accent Cardstock, Mint with Gold Foil Dots (732772)
Cottage Living Gold Foil Accent Cardstock, Chevron (732773)
Cottage Living Imprint Thickers, Black & White Chipboard (732774)
Cottage Living Imprint Thickers, Black & Gold Foil (732775)
Cottage Living Dies, Polaroid (732785)
Cottage Living Jumbo Paperclips, Gold (732788)
Cottage Living Puffy Phrase Stickers (732791)
Cottage Living Acrylic Stamps (732792)
Cottage Living 6 x 6 Paper Pad (732798)
Cottage Living Golden Color Mist (369021)
American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes Please Roller Stamp (59175)
American Crafts Glitter Tape .375″ x 4′ 12/Pkg, Golden (96239)
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styleboard Roller Stamp (683438)
Becky Higgins Project Life Photo Pocket Pages – Big Variety Pack 1, Designs C & D (380001)
Becky Higgins Project Life 4 x 6 Fuse Sleeves (380509)
Becky Higgins Project Life Corner Rounder Punch (93740)
We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool (662567)
We R Memory Keepers 3 x 4 Card Punch, Straight Corner (71318-0)

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

It’s such an awesome tool. If you enjoy Project Life, Pocket Page, and/or other types of scrapbooking, then this is the tool for you. I love it so much that I want to share it with you.

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No…you are not seeing double. I’m giving away not one, BUT TWO Fuse tools along with one 4 x 6 sleeve and one 3 x 4 sleeve to TWO WINNERS! 😀

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TO ENTER:
1. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Pinterest (If you’re not on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest then that’s alright. I totally understand. I just started Instagram myself. Just make sure to tell me that in your comment.)
2. Follow my blog
3. Leave a comment telling me what you’re currently working on (or what you will be working on in the future) that you could use this tool.

I’ll choose my two winners on Friday, May 15th around 12 noon CST.

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!


Pebbles NSD Blog Hop Giveaway Winner

I really appreciate everyone who participated in the Pebbles Blog Hop celebrating National Scrapbook Day! I hope you all had a wonderful and craft-filled weekend. Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog and for leaving me such sweet and fun comments to read. Thanks for following my blog, following me on Facebook, and following me on Instagram! I’m also on Pinterest 😉

And the winner is…KellyG!

“Awesome layout, love the bold stripes and the gold accents! Love it when the kids really enjoy all of our hard work for their parties! I sent a friend request on FB so I can follow you. I am not on instagram. Best birthday ever would have to be first sleepover with friends, remember the good old days of just playing some games and having fun together! Also I am following your blog!”

Congrats, KellyG! Please email me at reneezwirek@gmail.com with your contact info and mailing address so we can get your prizes mailed out to you.

Thanks Again, Everyone!

Happy Monday!