FREE Treat Bag Tutorial

Hello Friends!

The weather is beautiful here in New Jersey and we’re being promised a great weather weekend.  It’s a much needed change for us. I hope you have some fun weekend plans and can also spend some time in your craft room!

One of my Mini Treat Bags is standing alone today.  This one happens to be my favorite and I thought I’d showcase it.  As promised, I put together a quick tutorial for the Mini Treat Bags.  The treat bag in the picture above is die cut from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies.  They are a favorite and served me well over the years getting treat bags ready for my daughter’s students. I have a few of those favorites that will remain in their designated space in my craft room!

You can download the PDF by clicking the button below.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and have fun designing your own treat bags.

So, grab your favorite DSP, make a few cuts, score a few lines and create something fun to fill and give!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ NEWS:

 

THE NEW CHRISTMAS WHIMSY CARD KIT

Stampin’ Up! has added a new kit to their awesome Kit Collection!  The Christmas Whimsy card kit is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! The simple steps of this kit are perfect for the beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

You can click on the image below for more details.

Here’s a preview of the whimsical card designs in the Kit.

 

SALE-A-BRATION

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  For every $50 Product Purchase from any current catalog, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You can download the Brochure by clicking the image below:

 

A GIFT FROM ME: 

For every $50 product purchase through my online store, you will receive a FREE pack of Metallic Pearls embellishments.  They’re in the Annual Catalog on page  143/ These pearls are a great staple for your embellishment collection.

 

 

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More Frightfully Cute Cuteness!

Hello friends! It’s Friday and I’m sharing more cuteness from the Frightfully Cute Bundle and the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.

I know I’ve said it in the past. I am probably the biggest fan of Designer Series Paper. It inspires me with great color combinations and card designs. The Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper is amazingly cute and inspired me to create a few treat bags and Halloween tags. These bags and tags are fun to put together. With both the DSP and the Frightfully Cute Bundle, your creativity will run high. That is my promise to you.

I took single pictures of each of my tags and I’ll give you a quick and easy how to after each one. Have fun adding your own twist.

The Basic Tag Recipe:

  • Each tag is die cut using the largest die in the Tailor Made Tags Dies.
  • The Basic Black tags measure 4″ x 1 3/4″ if you want to create your own tag.
  • The patterned paper  layer for each tag measures 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″.
  • The tag die cuts a small hole in the top for ribbon or twine.
  • Die cut a bunch of fun images with the Frightful Tags Dies matching the images and colors to your tag.
  • Attach the die cuts to your tags with Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals or whatever adhesive you prefer.
  • Most importantly… Have fun mixing and matching!

The Hiding Ghost Tag:

  • I cut the Designer Series Paper so the ghost would be hiding behind the tree in the image above.
  • The tree, fence and “orange” moon are all die cuts.

The Wise Owl Tag:

  • The fence, tree, “purple moon” and owl are all die cuts attached to the Haunted House DSP in the tag above.
  • When you die cut the owl, his eyes are open circles. I slipped a tiny scrap of white cardstock behind his eyes.

The Witch’s Hat And Web Tag:

  • The spider web, witch’s hat, owl and “white moon” are all die cuts.
  • I also slipped a scrap of white cardstock behind the owl’s eyes.
  • Notice the embossed detail in the die cut images.

I wanted a small treat bag for these tags and found an oldie but goodie in my die collection.  The Dies are called the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  If you have them, they are a quick and easy way to create the treat bag I used today.

If you don’t have the Mini Treat Bag Dies, check in tomorrow for a quick PDF tutorial.

So, pick up the Frightfully Cute Bundle, die cut lots of fun images and create fun tags for your Halloween treats!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For today’s product details, click on the images below.

 

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ NEWS:

 

The New Christmas Whimsy Card Kit

Stampin’ Up! has added a new kit to their awesome Kit Collection!  The Christmas Whimsy card kit is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for the beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

You can click on the image below for more details.

 

 

HAUNTS & HARVEST PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
  • Today is the last day to order the September Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit.
  • Haunts & Harvest Kit Details
    • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
    • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″
    • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
    • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent
    • This month’s Kit has a unique offering:  The box turns into a wheelbarrow to display your too-cute-to-spook treat packages.

To sign up for the Haunts & Harvest Kit, click the banner below.

 

SALE-A-BRATION

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  For every $50 Product Purchase from any current catalog, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You can download the Brochure by clicking the image below:

 

A GIFT FROM ME: 

For every $50 product purchase through my online store, you will receive a FREE pack of Metallic Pearls embellishments.  They’re in the Annual Catalog on page  143/ These pearls are a great staple for your embellishment collection.

 

Click to shop my online store at Stampin’ Up!

 

Oh So Frightfully Cute!

Happy Thursday Friends!

I’m having some Halloween fun today with the Frightfully Cute Bundle and the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  The Bundle and Designer Series Paper are all you need for lots of Halloween cuteness!

Halloween was always a busy time at our home when my children were in grade school.  I learned to sew at a very young age and kept it going through the years. As Halloween got closer, my sewing machine worked faster. I always enjoyed creating hand made costumes for them.  Now I send them hand made cards.

Here’s the fun how to!

  • I started with a Basic Black card base, added a Basic White layer.
  • The black and white candy pattern Designer Series Paper is the top card layer.
  • I used one of the Layering Circle Dies to die cut a Pumpkin Pie circle.
  • The stamped witch image and sentiment are stamped directly onto the circle.
  • I die cut the two black clouds from a piece of the Cute Halloween DSP and the label die from the Frightful Tags Dies.
  • The three flying ghosts are fussy cut from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper and popped up on Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the inside of the card with a Happy Halloween sentiment and added a strip of the DSP.

 

So, pick up the Frightfully Cute Bundle, add more cuteness with the Cute Halloween DSP and create beautiful handmade Halloween greetings to send to your loved ones and friends.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

For details on the products I used today, you can click on the images below.

 

Today’s Stampin’ News: 

Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit

  • Tomorrow is the last day to order the September Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit.
  • Haunts & Harvest Kit Details
    • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
    • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″
    • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
    • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent
    • This month’s Kit has a unique offering:  The box turns into a wheelbarrow to display your too-cute-to-spook treat packages.

To sign up for the Haunts & Harvest Kit, click the banner below.

 

Sale-A-Bration

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  For every $50 Product Purchase from any current catalog, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You can download the Brochure by clicking the image below:

 

A Gift From Me: 

For every $50 product purchase through my online store, you will receive a FREE pack of Metallic Pearls embellishments.  They’re in the Annual Catalog on page  143/ These pearls are a great staple for your embellishment collection.

 

Click to shop my online store at Stampin’ Up!

Frightfully Cute For The Paper Players!

Hello Friends and Happy Sunday!

It’s Ann’s week at the Paper Players and she has a very cool Sketch Challenge for us. Sketch Challenges are always fun because they give you a lot of artistic license. You can do whatever you want, as long as you follow the sketch. You can turn the sketch upside down, on its side or just follow it as shown.

I thought I would give a new stamp set a little test drive.  I used the Frightfully Cute stamp set from the upcoming Mini Catalog. This stamp set is absolutely “frightfully cute”. There are seven Halloween themed images and seven matching sentiments. The images and sentiments are perfect for cards and tags.

Here’s how I put this card together and followed today’s sketch:

  • I cut a standard A-2 Pumpkin Pie card base 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Basic Black layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″;
  • The fun Polka Dot patterned paper is part of the Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. This layer is cut 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • In the center of the design, I added three horizontal strips of cardstock. Two are cut 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. The center strip is 3 1/8″ x 3/4″.  I used Highland Heather, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
  • The Pumpkin Pie sentiment layer is 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″.
  • The Basic White sentiment layer is 2 1/4″ x 4″.
  • I used Highland Heather and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink for my stamped images and sentiment.
  • Just for fun, I added a few Matte Black Dots.

So, grab some fun patterned paper, add a few layers and a sentiment and create something incredibly cute to link up with us over at the Paper Players.

...the only limitation is your imagination!

The Paper Players Design Team
There’s still time to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale now through August 2nd.  Click on the banner below for more details.

 

A Little Treat Box, Spiders and Chocolate For You!

Here’s a quick, easy and so very adorable little treat box that took not more than 5 minutes to put together and decorate.  Now that I think of it, I had a little trouble getting my baker’s twine to stand up straight. Maybe that little trimming took about a minute more. Thank goodness for my Paper Snips!

This little box holds two Hershey’s nuggets very comfortably.

The Little Treats Bundle includes the Little Treats Stamp Set and the Little Treat Boxes Dies.

The sentiments from the Little Treats Stamp Set are designed to embellish this little treat box, tags, cards and more.  The stamp set has a little sentiment for just about any occasion.  The Little Treat Box Dies make cropping the images from the stamp set easier than you could imagine. I cropped a few spiders and a scalloped circle to decorate my box. The spiders are delicately embossed to match the pattern in the “For You” sentiment.

Here’s a treat box decorated for the Christmas holiday from the Stampin’ Up! website. I love that little bell.

So, crop a Little Treat Box, decorate it for your favorite holiday, add a little chocolate and create a cute little gratitude gift.

The only limitation is your imagination!

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