Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I'm ready for the cool, crisp days of Fall . . .

It's been so hot here . . . so I'm inside crafting . . . neglecting my yard a bit.  We plant a big garden and lots of flowers in the Spring with good intentions to weed every day . . . by August my yard and I are both tired of the heat and the weeds start to creep in.  :) 


I cut this cookie box on my silhouette. Notice how there aren't any cookies . . . but there will be!!  It looks just the right size for a stack of 6 cookies.  Yum!


I stamped my sentiment and then cut the circle for my tag with a Sizzix die so I could line it up just the way I wanted.  The pinecone is also a Silhouette file.


I inked the tag with brown ink and then with Walnut distress ink, and then finally with a light touch of black on the outside edges.  I love the look this extra inking gives the tag.  The rest of the box is inked with just the Walnut distress ink.


Have a happy day!  I guess I better head out to do battle with the weeds.  :)


  1. Here in Central TX we have had cooler temps in 80s which is much more enjoyable than 100+ Summer temps of usual. Our high was last wk at 107. Have a Bee-utiful day from Central TX!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Hi there Kimberly~ I had a such a smile on my face when I saw your post come up in my folder! I hope you are doing well..I think of you often and Oh how I miss My Craft Spot?!! Fingers crossed one day you will re-open :)

    Your box is darling! I love the fall papers and the inking looks fabulous!The pinecone is such a fun addition to your adorable cookie box!! What a wonderful sentiment to~fabulous creation!
    Have a wonderful day and good luck with the weeds. Come August my garden doesn't look all that hot either but I have been a good girl this year in keeping up with it, yeah!
    Sherrie K

  3. This is beautiful, that pine cone is fabulous, looks like a real one!
    Gorgeous Fall project!

  4. This is fabulous, Kimberly!! I love the design and papers you used!! The pine cone looks real!! What a wonderful way to gift cookies!! Good luck with the weeds!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. What a wonderful cookie box!! The pine cone is such a fabulous touch - and how fun that you made it!

    I always have the best of intentions with our gardens too. It is more fun to craft and bake (eat!) cookies though, isn't it?!

    I was thrilled to see another post from you. I'm so glad you're back to crafting and blogging. I've missed you and My Craft Spot.

  6. Silly question, but I am new to the Silhouette. If I'm going to buy one, Which one did you use to cut this darling box? Thank you!

  7. I'm new to the Silhouette. Currently I just use an old Cricut. What model of Silhouette did you use to cut this cute box? Thanks!

    1. I have the Silhouette Cameo, which is older. I love my Silhouette! You will just want to make sure you get a Silhouette with a 12x12 cutting mat to cut this box. :)

  8. Kimberly, I am so tickled to see another post from you! Each one lights up my heart... you have been dearly missed! Your project is gorgeous! I love this cut file and was thinking perhaps you had already gobbled up the goodies. ;) Your sentiments are perfection and I love the darling pinecone. Thank you for the sweet inspiration. I'm glad you're doing some crafting... the weeds will be there tomorrow. ;) Have a lovely night!

    Hugs and blessings,

  9. Hi Kimberly,
    I had to look twice at the date and blog..because I could not believe that there is a post from you..Yiipee!!
    Missed you & My Craft Spot! A very pretty cookie box!! I love cookies and I love the fall too! It is too warm for me here in NY.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  10. What a lovely cookie box! I totally recognized that pinecone file. I made two of them last Christmas to put on a mailbox that I created. I even used one of your stamps on the flag of the mailbox!

  11. Oooh, I am so happy to see you posting again!!! I enjoy your inspiration so Much! Your blog is my absolute Favorite! Yay!


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