Sandee Shanabrough shares a sweet project today! products used:

Candy 1Hello again!

Sandee Shanabrough here with an easy favor idea for
a wedding, a shower, or a party!
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I gathered my supplies including chocolate bars!
The papers I used are:
This shimmery pink is so gorgeous!
 I cut three panels 5 1/4 x 7.
Or you can use the paper wrapper as a guide for your measurements.
Candy 4I used a strong adhesive to glue the paper around the candy bar.  You don't want them falling apart before your guests can enjoy them!
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Next I adhered pretty satin ribbon,
 bringing the ends together on the top of the bar.
Candy 6The ends of the ribbon are hidden behind the sentiment.  Here I have used an Our Daily Bread designs sentiment from Love Scriptures and cut it out with a Spellbinders die.
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Another option would be to adhere a pretty embellishment!
This beautiful butterfly is from Our Daily Bread designs.
Candy 8Have a great day!

Hello!  Debbie Seyer here today to share with you my latest project.  I challenged myself to use only cardstock, ink, stamps and dies to create a beautiful project to share with you today.  I had so much fun with my personal challenge, too! supplies used:

Natural White Cotton Paper 80#
Brown Kraft Cardstock 65#

Door hanger 1Using a cut file and my Silhouette Cameo, I cut 2 lightweight chipboard door hangers.  After glueing them together, my base was nice and strong!  I also cut 2 door hangers from the Natural White Cotton Paper 80#.  I covered the front and the back of the door hanger with this paper.  I inked around the edges using Old Paper Distress ink and then stamped a music note background stamp randomly all over the door hanger front.

Door hanger 2Using the Natural White Cotton Paper 80#, I created flowers using some flower stamps with a matching die.  The weight and composition of this paper is perfect to create your own flowers.  Using a light mist of water when shaping the flowers helps to give body and dimension to all the petals, too!  The Brown Kraft Cardstock 65# die cut beautifully using a doily die that I had in my stash.  The paper is lightweight enough for the intricate die to cut using only one pass!

Here is a video showing the process I used when I was creating!

other supplies used:
Stamps - Botanical Rose stamp set & Classic Leaf stamp set (Heartfelt Creations); Music Notes background (Prima)
Ink - Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger); Olive Grove Memento Luxe ink (Tsukineko); Crumb Cake ink pad (Stampin' Up!)
Dies - French Pastry Doily Die, Botanical Wings Die & Classic Leaf  die (Heartfelt Creations)
Embellishments - pearls (eyelet outlet); lace, twine, metal embellishments, seam binding ribbon

Have a great day!


Hello! Sandee Shanabrough here with an easy idea for your wedding, using the beautiful Solid Tiffany Blue Card Stock 100# from!
fan 1
The wedding season is almost upon us and so many are planning outdoor weddings. You want your guests to be as comfortable as possible.  Why not a fan?
Fan 2First I printed out a little announcement/thank you onto a sheet of Solid Tiffany Blue Card Stock 100#.  Using Spellbinders Labels 29, I cut out the printed information and a heavy piece of chipboard that is white on one side.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere the two pieces together.  I glued the fan handle to the back with a strong adhesive.  When I took the photo above, I had planned to tie lace on the handle.  However, I changed my mind and used seam binding instead.  I like it better!
Fan 3What do you think?  This is something that is easy to do in mass quantities, it wouldn't be very expensive, and your guests will have something to keep as a reminder of your special day!
Thanks for taking a look!  Have a wonderful day! products used:

Sandee Shanabrough here with a birthday party invitation and two party favor ideas for a Frozen birthday party theme that you can easily DIY for your little princess!

  • Frozen 2To get started, I created my invitation in MS Word, printing it out onto Bright White Heavy Card Stock 80#.  I trimmed it to fit inside the beautiful Tiffany Solid Blue Solid Square 6 1/4" Petal Card.  (Hint: I googled the rgb codes for Tiffany Blue so that I could get a close match printed out for some of the invitation wording. The color looks a little off in some photos however.) Also from the Bright White Heavy Card Stock 80# and from Tiffany Blue Heavy Card Stock 100#, I cut out several shapes from Our Daily Bread designs dies.  The stamped sentiment is from an Our Daily Bread designs set called Special Girl.  I gathered all of my pieces together, along with snips of ribbon and lace, a toothpick and a white lollipop stick.

Oh, a strand of blue pearls, and silver elastic cording too!

Frozen 3I adhered the printed invitation and then popped up the snowflakes with foam tape.  I glued a silver bow onto the double snowflake for a little dazzle.  You could easily add sparkle with glitter or glitter glue as well.

Frozen 4It would be very hard to have a princess party without a magic wand! The star/snowflake combo is taped to the lollipop stick. You could use a straw for this project as well.

Frozen 5And here is a cute little cupcake topper!  You can see how the toothpick slides up in between the two flowers that are glued together.

FrozenOne more view of all three projects.  The sky is the limit as to what you can create for your princess party!  Remember, if hosting a party for a very young child, be sure to supervise them at all times with smaller or pointy pieces.

Thank you for taking a look at this fun project!
Have a wonderful day! products used:

Napkin Rings - Martha StewartOur vellums were featured in the print magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Special Edition 2010. Here are instructions on making the Draped Garland.

What You'll Need:

Pastel Blue Vellum

Steel Blue Vellum

Turquoise Vellum

How to Make the Napkin Rings:
  1. Cut vellum into a 3/4-by-5-inch strip
  2. Cut 1-inch slit lengthwise in one end using a craft knife and metal ruler.
  3. Calligraph name on other end.
  4. Slip calligraphed end through slit to make a ring, and slide over napkin.

Link to article at Pop-Up Wedding Decorations How-To