Easter Treat

Hi! Today I have a little Easter Treat Pocket for you which is made using the Sale-A-Bration Pretty Pocket Cards kit!  You can get this kit for FREE with a $50 US purchase (prior to S/H and tax).

SU! Stampin' Up! Pretty Pocket Cards, Basket Bunch

The box is made by taking one of the pocket cards and doing the following:

  1. Score 1/2″ in from the existing score lines (pretty much score at the tip of the arrows).
  2. Score 1/2″ out from the original score line (this is scoring on the back panel – so on one edge – score in from the edge at 1/2″
  3. Score directly below the doily design
  4. Cut 1″ below the score line made in step 3
  5. Create tabs in the middle of the bottom by cutting on the two score lines made in steps 1 & 2.
  6. Add Tear & Tape on the middle tab
  7. Add Tear & Tape on the back side of the flap under the doily (Tear & Tape cannot be shown in the picture below as it goes on the other side)
  8. Assemble box and decorate as desired.

Here is a picture of the pocket card scored and cut:

The sentiment is from the Basket Bunch stamp set and is stamped in Pool Party ink on Whisper White card stock.  My little box holds jelly beans and a little Lindt Chocolate Bunny.

This is one of the projects my guests made last night at the FREE Sale-A-Bration they earned for placing a $50 order in the month of February.

Three new Sale-A-Bration products were released on Tuesday – have you checked them out yet?  Here they are in all their fabulousness!

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Quick Picks

Hi!  Yesterday, my girls finished up their run of Dance Prism’s The Nutcracker and there was a cast party at the end.  The girls exchanged little gifts with their friends and we made a few gifts for the adults who helped them with choreography and quick changes.  It had been a pretty busy week, so we went simple and used the boxes Stampin’ Up! has in their catalogs.  For one of the girls, we made these boxes:

SU! Presents & Pinecones, White 3x3 Boxes

I love these boxes found in the Holiday Catalog!  Thankfully they are carrying over for the rest of this catalog year – they were easy to decorate and the clear plastic sleeve adds a nice finishing touch.  The Designer Paper used is the Presents & Pinecones (which IS retiring).  To finish up the package, we made little tags with coordinating paper on which to write the recipient’s name.  The boxes are 3×3 and fit 10 Lindt truffles.  I am not a bow maker, so we did use some bows we had on hand for the tops.

For my other child, we made these boxes:

SU! Candy Cane Lane

These are the retired 2×2 boxes, but you could easily use the clear 2×2 boxes we now carry (I didn’t happen to have any – not sure how THAT happened and they are going on my next order!).  We chose the Candy Cane Lane paper to decorate the sides and then used the Real Red trimmed ribbon and the coordinating Gingerbread trinkets to finish off the box.  These hold 6 Ghiradelli squares perfectly!

These really are quick and easy to put together and are great to have on hand for when you need a small package for a friend or neighbor.

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It’s Frosty!

Hi! How are you today?  It is pretty chilly here this morning in Massachusetts.

Before I get to my project for today, I want to Congratulate Diane!  She is the winner of the card set posted last week!  I’ll send you an email Diane so you can send me your address!

So, on to today’s project.  I am making some little treat bags for co-workers and thought I’d  share them with you.

SU! Letters for You, Work of Art, Gift Bag Punch Board

Isn’t he cute?  I used the Gift Bag Punch Board to make the little bag.  My base is 6″ x 10″.  Use the Small setting on the board.  After you have punched and scored the bag, flip it over so the front panel is lined up with the Start Line and punch and make the horizontal score line.  Move to the next vertical score line and punch and make the horizontal score line.  After this punch, just score the horizontal line across the rest of the paper.   You will then trim off from that second punch along the horizontal score line to the end.  You should have this (without the stamping) when you are done:

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Snowman, Letters For You, Work of Art

I then stamped his face – the eyes and mouth use the dot from the question mark or exclamation point in the Letters For You set.  The nose uses half the heart from Work of Art – but you could also use the bottom of the exclamation point from Letters for You – it would be perfect! (Why didn’t I use it then? Because I had already inked up the dot from the exclamation point for the eyes and mouth and thus couldn’t use it).

Place Tear & Tape on the left most flap pictured above as well as the back side of the flap under his mouth.  Fold on all your score lines and form your bag.

Once the bag was made, I then used the smallest hand-held hole punch to punch two small holes on the flap above his eyes.  I used these holes as my guide for the holes on the back side of the bag so I could run bakers twine to close the flap.  Here is the back side:

I was able to place 5 Hershey Kisses and 2 Lindt Chocolates in my little bag.

The hat is made with a 2 3/4 x 1/2″ strip of Basic Black card stock, a piece of black punched from the Decorative Label punch and the Real Red stitched ribbon.

I hope my co-workers like them!

There is still time to order crafty goodies for yourself or family and friends!  SU! highly recommends ordering by Dec 15 to guarantee holiday arrival in the US.  Check out my on-line store here for all your crafting goods!

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A Little Nugget

Cake for you!  I had seen the Nugget Cake tutorial on Splitcoaststampers recently and thought this would be perfect for Halloween!  I have a few friends who love this holiday and thought this would be the perfect treat.

SU! Halloween Scenes Thinlets, Halloween Night DSP The hardest part was finding round containers to use to support the cake – but I did – and they were all from Stampin’ Up! products!  For the top layer, I used the lid of an empty Embossing Powder container, the middle layer uses an empty button container and the bottom layer uses two empty ribbon rolls.  Great way to recycle those empty containers!

The Designer Series Paper used to wrap around the nuggets is from the Halloween Nights Specialty paper – great way to use up scraps as each nugget is wrapped in a 1″ x 3″ piece of DSP.  All the embellishments were die cut with the Halloween Scenes Framelits.  I used a retired brad and the retired Circle Framelits for the cake topper as well as the separate layers.

So happy I gave this tutorial a try – what fun to make and I think the recipient will be very happy!

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Gingerbread Bag

Hi!  Today I have a bag we will be making at the Boxes, Bags and Tags class I am holding on November 5.  If you are local to Northboro, MA and would like to attend, please send me an email and I will send you the details.

SU! Cookie Cutter Christmas, Candy Cane Lane DSP

Is this not the cutest?  Who wouldn’t love to get a gift packaged like this?   The other good thing?  It is made from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper – which is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper special going on right now!  But, the special ends on Oct 31 – that’s just 6 days away!!  If you haven’t taken advantage of this special yet, hurry!!  I’d hate for you to miss it!

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Mini Coffee Bag

Hi!  Today I have another little treat holder that would be perfect for a few chocolates or as little grateful bags  for friends and family.  Thanks to Sam Hammond Donald – a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the UK for the great video.

Here is my version of Sam’s bag:

SU! Petals & Paisley DSP, Endless Thanks

Aren’t these adorable?  The final bag measures about 3 1/2″ tall and 1 3/4″ wide.  The flap is held down with the ribbon – which can easily slide off the top so that it doesn’t have to be retied.  I used the Paisley & Posies Specialty Paper for these.  The sentiment is from Endless Thanks.  In case you couldn’t tell from some recent projects, I love the leaf from the Paisleys & Posies Framelits.

Ok – need to run – my girls  are performing in the Sleeping Beauty Ballet this afternoon and I don’t want to miss it!

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A Little Bag

Hi!  Thanks so much for the great response to yesterday’s post on my cards – the comments made my heart smile!  I am so happy I have inspired you!

Today, I have a little bag to show you – I think these would be cute sitting on your Thanksgiving table for your family and friends with a little note tucked inside telling them why you are thankful they are in your life.

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

These are made using the Gift Bag punch board.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Petals and Paisley Designer Specialty pack.  Start with a piece that is 10″ x 4″ (this allows you to make 3 from 1 sheet of paper!).  Use the Small setting on the board to make your bags.  I do have a hint in regards to punching the holes if you are a first timer (like I was) for threading the ribbon – line up the score lines used to make the front and back panels of the bag with the indicator on the reverse punch – not the center side panel score line!  I couldn’t find that in the directions so thought I’d mention it here.

The sentiment on the bags is from the Thoughtful Banners set and punched with the coordinating Banner punch.

Here is a close-up of two of the bags:

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

I used the Mint Macaron Sheer Ribbon on this one to tie my bag closed.  Don’t worry – the banner is popped up with dimensionals and the ribbon tucked behind so the receiver can still untie the bow to peek at the gift inside.

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

For this one, I used the Delightful Dijon ribbon from the Ribbon Trio pack in the Holiday Catalog.

I hope you enjoyed today’s little bags and please let me know if you decide to try your hand at making them!

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Team Stamp It! Halloween Hop

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Hi! Today I am hopping with the Team Stamp It! Halloween Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying  the great ideas every one is sharing!

Today I have a card and a treat holder!

SU! Spooky Fun

The card uses the Spooky Fun bundle – love the die cuts for this bundle – so many possibilities for that tree!

Here’s a close-up of the card:

SU! Spooky Fun I created a mask for the moon using the 1 3/4″ circle punch and then brayered the background using Rich Razzleberry, Island  Indigo and Night of Navy ink.  After removing the mask, I lightly sponged So Saffron on the moon and stamped the witch silhouette.  I also added the tombstones and some bats.

For the Pouch, I used the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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Here is a link to the directions for making the pouch:  SCS Diaper Fold Pouch   You can make these any size – just start with a square piece of paper.  For my pouch, I started with a 6×6″ square.

I wanted to coordinate with the card, so I made a moon with the witch to attach to the front and added the trick or treat sentiment.  Very quick and easy!

Hope you liked today’s Halloween inspiration!

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Mini Apple Treat

Hi!  I am back today with a photo tutorial for making this cute mini-apple Rolo holder:

SU! Bow Builder Punch, Petite Petal Punch

Thanks so much to Connie Collins for the directions and the idea!

Here is how I made mine:

1) Cut a 1″ strip of Real Red Card stock (if you have 12×12 Cardstock – you only need 1″ strip to make this apple).

2) Punch 5 bows from the Bow Builder Punch.

SU! Bow Builder Punch

3) Glue ends together into a star pattern:

SU! Bow Builder Punch

4) Punch 1/16″ holes on the opposite ends:

SU! Bow Builder Punch

5) Curl each side with a bone folder:

SU! Bow Builder Punch

6) Insert a brad from underneath to gather the sides:

SU! Bow Builder Punch

7) Insert the treat before gathering the last side:

SU! Bow Builder Punch

8) Punch out petals using Petite Petal punch

SU! Petite Petal Punch

9) Place over top to finish the apple:

SU! Bow Builder Punch, Petite Petals Punch

Quick and easy!  We, unfortunately, do not carry the Candy Dot brad bases anymore – but you do want a brad with long prongs similar to those brads to gather your ends.

You can also make pumpkins – just use Pumpkin Pie cardstock instead of Real Red.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and photo tutorial!

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What’s Your Favorite?

If you have seen the Nutcracker, what is your favorite part?  For the past four years, my girls have been dancing in Dance Prism’s The Nutcracker and I love the battle scene, snow and the Russian Dance.  The girls are part of the touring cast, so we travel to 5 different towns in MA over 4 weekends to perform 11 shows between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  At the end of the run, there is a party and the girls exchange little gifts with the other performers.  I have made something to hold treats every year.  This year, here is one of the treat holders that I am making:

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I love how they are turning out!  Each little guy holds 3 Lindt Truffles.  The base is made using the Curvy Keepsake dies.  The Nutcracker is stamped in Black Archival ink and colored with Blendabilities.  Yes, I miss our blendabilities and hope that Stampin’ Up! can find a new supplier to provide us with alcohol markers.   Hope you don’t mind me taking a trip down memory lane and using retired product for this project – but I thought he was too cute not to share!  There are so many great ideas for dressing up the Curvy Keepsake box – that you won’t mind my little foray into past products.

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