Saturday, February 27, 2010

Giveaway...2 Mini Cupcake Party Favor

head on over to facebook and leave a comment under the giveaway post to be entered to win these 2 cute little favors!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mini Cupcake Party Favor

Hello! Kristi here with a fun little party favor idea!

This project was made with the Sweet Treats Cartridge (love those cupcakes)!

This idea could be made with any of the cupcakes, I chose the one with the heart.

Select card feature on your cricut and select your cupcake, cut at 4 1/2 inches.

Score and fold.

Cut all your layers at the same size, 4 1/2 inches

Put all pieces together.

I took a standard size cheap post it note pad and took about 15-20 sheets off the top and cut a 1/4 " strip off the side (so it fit in the cupcake) stick in the cupcake, close & tie with ribbon!

Cute, Fun little favor that anyone would love to recieve!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Easter album

Hi everyone! I know this is not a post with directions or a pattern but today has gotten away from me. But I thought I'd share what I listed on eBay tonight. Its a 6x6 pre made album. If you would like to look at the whole album heres a link to it.. EASTER ALBUM

I am also teaching this as a class at Photo Scraps March 7th 1-3pm so if you are close by sign up!
Have a great night! Chrissy

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sweet Treats Cupcake Party Favor

I just had to have this cartridge..there is so much fun & cute stuff on there! I love cupcakes so of course my first project had to have a cupcake on it! There is so much more to this cartridge thank just the images on the back. There is a tags feature, a cupcake wrapper feature button, a cards feature and the Party Favors feature, which is the project I did today.

Supplies needed:
Sweet Treats Cartridge
A variety of paper
Ribbon (if you choose)

First select the party favor feature, next load paper for box. Then select fit to page, it will cut at 4 1/4. Remember that size as all your layers will need to be cut at that size to fit. After your box is cut score all sides and set aside. Still on the party favor feature, select shift then the cupcake button (that will cut the side scallops) Next you will need to cut out your layers. I first cut the cupcake, then select shift and cupcake again, that will cut your bottom of cupcake. Next cut the frosting (Layer feature then cupcake button) then your heart (layer feature, shift then cupcake button). Assemble layers and add cupcake to box. I added a handle that was 8 1/2 x 1/2.

Thats it! Have fun!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Easel Card ~ Feb demo

This is my post for Saturday... I have to do it tonight cause I work at the scrapbook store tomorrow and we are making these cute cards!! So I thought Id share them here!
I hope you enjoy them!


4 x 8 piece of card stock
Score at 2 and 4

4x4 piece of card stock
Patterned paper 3 3/4 x 3 3/4

you will add the 4x4 piece to the 4 x 8 piece.... use a strong tape or glue

Stamps used here:
Hero arts Magical castle
Stampendous Changito pirates

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pin wheel pixi stix

I promise to get some directions up for these as soon as I can... I worked today and now that I have the kids back home I am off to scouts!! I also just realized I missed Tuesday's post! I'm falling apart! I need another me! :)
The kiddos love these and I cant even begin to tell you how easy these are to make.... I know I know... I will. :) I'll be back!
Have a great night!


1 5x5 piece of patterned paper
1 pixi stix
1 brad

Score piece of paper in an X (so corner to corner)
Cut each score line almost to the center of the paper on all score lines
you will now have 4 triangles but all are still attached in the center!!!!
pierce a hole on the right hand corner of each triangle and fold each one into the center and add the brad then the pixi stix.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blow Pop Sucker Rattle Favor

I am planning my Nieces baby I have Baby Shower on the Brain! I always love working on Baby Showers, its so much fun to do all the cutesy stuff!
This project is so simple! But any guest would love to get it as a thank you!

Here is what you need:
Stamping Solutions Cartridge
New Arrival Cartridge
Peachy Keen Face Stamps
Black Ink (I use Staz On)
Embossing Folder
Glue Dots
Pop Dots
Blow Pop Suckers
I taped the top of the suckers down so they didnt stand up over the "Rattle"
First, from Stamping Cart. cut a scalloped circle at 2 1/4"
Next cut baby from New Arrivals cartridge with black out feature on at 1 3/4
Then Emboss your circle
Stamp Faces on baby, I added chalk to the cheeks,
I also colored the top curly hair of the baby with a marker
Pop dot baby head on circle, add glue dot to back of circle and stick to sucker!
Add bows, your done!
Fast quick baby Shower Favor Idea, or change it up for any party favor!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Your Favorite Blogs!

We all have those certain blogs or websites we visit frequently for inspiration. Share your favorites with everyone and maybe your favorite site will inspire others!

Post your favorites under the comments!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!

Winner winner chicken dinner!!!
MMM lets see who our lucky winner is....
Thanks to everyone who left us a comment... Kristi and I are having a blast doing this!
Drum roll please...
Using a number generator from the number it gave me was #20 which was... Anna Sophia... please email your address so I can mail out your goodies!!
My email is
Thanks for playing

Sunday Sketches

Hello!!! Happy Valentine's Day.
As Kristi mentioned we have some new ideas up our sleeves!
Here's one!
Sunday Sketches!!!!
We will post a sketch every other Sunday. You will need to make a card or layout with that sketch. If you scroll down you will find Mr Linky... Add your sketch challenge to your blog letting everyone know its the INSPIRATION STATION Sunday Sketch time! Please link us as well! And add your link to Mr Linky! You also MUST be a follower as well.
We will be giving away a prize every other sunday for the best one!
The Sketch is....

Here is a few samples I whipped up this morning!

The prize for this challenge is....mmmm... stay tuned!! I will come up with something good!

Get your supplies and get to it!! Lets have some fun!!!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

st patty's nugget box

* 5 ¼” x 3 ¾” piece of cardstock (bottom)
* 5 1/8” x 3 1/16” piece of cardstock ( top)
* Paper cutter with scoring blade
* Scissors
* Red line tape
* 3 Heshey's Nuggets
* 3 1” x 3 ¼” pieces of cardstock or patterned paper

On the 5 1/4” x 3 3/4” piece of cardstock, score all 4 sides at 1/2” and 1 1/8”
Cut the box as shown in the photo and fold together to make a box

the 5 1/8" x 3 1/16" piece of cardstock, with the 5 1/8" side at the base of the trimmer, score the 3 1/16" length at the 11/16", 2 1/4", 2 15/16" and 4 7/16"
put tape on one side and fold togeter to make lid.
Use the 1 x 3 1/4" pieces on the chocolate
Enjoy! Chrissy

Friday, February 12, 2010

Quick Card Friday!

Its Friday again! Time for a quick & simple card....
With all this snow everywhere I wanted to feel summery!!
So nothing better to remind you of summer than a big ol' popsicle!
Card is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Layer is 5 1/4 x 4
Cut your popsicle to the size you like! (emboss if you like)
Tie ribbon an your done!
Quick & Cute~

Thursday, February 11, 2010

M&M Treat Pocket Tag

This project is fast a simple..oh so cute for a treat for your perfect Valentine!

I used the tag on Tags, Bags, boxes and more cut @ 7 1/4

Scor and use your favorite adhesive to seal the edges

The white strip was cut at 1 1/2 x 6 1/2 Wrap around tag

The heart was punched from Martha Stewart Lace Heart Punch

Run ribbon through heart and tie into a bow.....

Put M&M's in and your ready to give to a special Valentine!



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Carrot box

Sorry my post is late today! My daughter had a tooth extracted and she needed a bit of TLC.
I made this cute little carrot box. Just click on the link for the printable pattern! Easy Peasy! I did add more punched holes at the top of mine to add more ribbon!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mini Cupcake Wrapper

Everything mini is oh so cute! These mini cupcakes caught my eye in the grocery I just had to make a mini wrapper for them! I used the Easter Mini (oh there's that word again..Mini) cartridge. The cupcake wrapper was cut at 2 1/4" put together..drop in cupcake..add heart punch...add bow...and your done! Wow that was fast! And they are oh so cute!

Great for class treats

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Exciting new things...

are coming to OIS! We got some new ideas up our sleeve!
Be sure to follow so you don't miss the fun!

Easter twizzlers

Some Easter treats! So easy to make. I used some twizzlers I found at BJ's they came in an assortment pack.
Cardstock 5 x 5
Run through your cuttlebug with the swiss dot folder
Score 1 1/2 flip and 1 1/2
Use a circle punch to cut the half circle... I used my 1 3/8 punch
fold together and glue.
Stamp is made by Inkadinkado

Friday, February 5, 2010

Quick Card Friday

Really quick project for you today!

Baby Shower Place Cards

You will need a 4 x 2 1/2 piece of cardtock, fold in 1/2 ( you will have a 2 x 2 1/2 folded card)

Umberlla & Onesie were cut from New Arrival cartridge at 2"

The name pieces I cut by hand to judge size according to cut out on card!

Pop dot cut outs on card and embellish!

Fun & Simple!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

checkbook box

Hello!!! Isnt he cute!!! To make this box click HERE and it will take you over to the Inspiration Station Studio! All directions are on the video! Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

3D butterfly embellishments

Hi everyone!!! I made these a while ago but I loved them and thought I'd share with ya how to make them!
The stamp is made by Hero Arts.. I stamped the image with versa mark and used embossing powder and heat embossed it. I then used a 2 way zig glue pen and added my glitter.
Stick 2 together and use wire and beads for the center!
These are great on cards!
Have a great night! Chrissy
Ps... I have this set for sale in my store... come take a peek!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Whoo loves you treat bag!


Have a quick project idea for you today!

Your 'lil valentines would love to get this treat!

I cut the scallop squares from Storybook Cartridge

size will depend on your bag size (mine was 4" across the top so I cut mine at 4 1/4, then the top was 3 3/4)

Heart was cut from Lovestruck cartridge (size according to your bag)


Monday, February 1, 2010

Easter carrots treat bags

A simple post today! Heres an easy way to make some super fast Easter treats!

Use the cake decorating bags you would find at Mikes... Fill it with your favorite candies. Then simply tie a ribbon around it and add a small card.

Looks kinda like a carrot when you are done!
Have a great day!!!