What a Smartie :)

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Why am I such a procrastinator? I'll have a booth set up at the Edgerton PTO Holiday Mart on December 6th, and I am sooooooooooo NOT ready. I've got a ton of stuff to do and no time to do it. So, with that being said, I'm going to post and run!!

Who DOESN'T have leftover Halloween candy every year? Yeah, exactly. I had this bag o' Smarties (well not the WHOLE bag) left and wanted to figure out something to do with them. Voila... my:

Winter Cheer Mini-Pocket Pouch

Stamps: Ready Set Snow, Ornamental Snowflakes, Tag Tidbits
Paper: Toodle Loo cardstock, white UltraSmooth cardstock
Ink: VersaMark, Reflection Blue & Iris Palettes
Other: Stardust Stickles, photo turn & brad, misc. ribbon, foam tape, sewing machine, Giga Scallop Square Punch

Fun, huh?! It looks like I have a scallop rectangle, no? NO! The white ribbon is not just a bit of loveliness... I punched two squares, glued them together and wrapped the ribbon around to hide the overlap. Genius... me thinks! :) Ok, maybe not genius, but it IS another way to extend your square punch versatility! I'm sure I'm not the first to figure this one out either, so if you've got some examples, share the link!!

I know this little pouch doesn't hold much, but it does hold the small Smarties packs, and it would be great with three little tags in the pockets w/ a little index photo (ya' know, from the small proof sheets at Walgreens) and a bit of journaling. Or maybe go the whole blessings route for Thanksgiving.

I've had my Janome Mini sewing machine for awhile and hadn't used it! I've still got to play with the tension since it is totally different sewing on paper rather than fabric.



shannon said...

This is so cute! I love the colors!

Bridgett said...

Oh wow! I love this! Barb, you are do darn clever!!! I love the tip on the scalloped square...woohoo, going to try that!!! LOVE THE COLORS and everything about it!

Chaffin Channel said...

First of all, awesome, awesome card and idea.

Second of all, you know me loves me some smartees. Do I get one for Xmas??? DO I?? HUH? HUH?? Don't make me break out the Smartees Trivia! :)

Beverly said...

Well......aren't you a Miss "Smarty" Pants?...LOL!! Is there NO end to your GREAT ideas?!?!?!?...HOPE NOT!! I love 'em too much!! LOVE the card, the colors are FAB!!....and Stickles too!!!!! :)

Angie said...

Totally awesome and would work great as a gift card holder as well! So clever!

Vicki said...

Barb this project totally ROCKS! You could also make one of these to hold gift cards, would have to adjust the size probably. But great for that special someone who likes a variety of shopping options! ;o)

Seleise said...

super cute idea! what a "smartie" you are! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisadwb said...

Great project!! I would never be able to put Smarties in there- I am a Smarties kinda girl. I like Smarties better than chocolate.LOL

Joan B said...

What an adorable packet of candy!!! Great job. Happy Thanksgiving friend.

Sarah said...

Very cool project! I love your design. Isn't it fun to sew on paper? You're right, it's totally different than sewing on fabric!

Sarah G.

StampinMama said...

How cute is that! May have to try that sometime!