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Minitreat bag - Stampin'Up! directions and supply list

Don't you feel special when you receive a gift that is beautifully wrapped? Doesn't it make you feel special? 
This little gift bag is featured on page 24 of the Stampin'Up! Holiday mini catalog.Here are the directions and a supply list...isn't this beautiful? This bag size is perfect for a gift card or for filling with sweet treats or small gifts like earrings.


Here's the directions to create this bag and following the directions is the supply list:

1. Cut 2 bag pieces from gold foil (each approximately 6 X 6") using the Minitreat bag thinlet die. Dry emboss these pieces with Gently Falling embossing folder. Fold on the score lines and adhere the flaps using Tear and Tape.

2. Cut a 2 1/2 X 4 piece of fir & pinecone designer paper (Winter Wonderland Designer Series paper); cut a V in the bottom and adhere to the center bag front using Tear and Tape,

3. Cut a 2 1/2 X 2 piece of black striped vellum (Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum stack) and adhere to designer paper strip on bag approximately 1/2 inch from the top edge using glue dots.

4. Cut 1 1/4 X 2 1/2 white cardstock, stamp snowflakes (Wonderland stamp set) using any black ink; adhere this to center of the striped vellum.

5. Cut 4 X 5/8 piece of white cardstock, stamp Äll is calm, all is bright" (Wonderland stamp set) in versamark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with heat tool until shiny gold. Cut V's in each end and adhere to bag front (see picture) with dimensionals.

6. Glue Wooden snowflake element to bag front using glue dot (see picture for placement) and adhere an Iced Rhinestone Embellishment (#139637) or a Rhinestone to center of snowflake.

You are done! Someone will feel very special receiving this little gift bag filled with goodies or with a gift card.

Here's the supply list for creating this bag

Halloween Treat - Quick and Easy

9-25-15 Square Pillow Box Halloween Treat


Here are the instructions--

1. Cut 2 pieces from your favorite sheet of Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper using the Square Pillow Box framelit (part of the bundle with the A Little Something Stamp Set---save 15% when you buy them together---see below). 

2. Before you assemble the pillow box, fold down one piece approximately 1 1/4"from the top of the piece--trim off any excess seams with your paper snips. Now assemble the pillow box as usual using multipurpose glue (or Tear & Tape #138995). Note: if you interlock the flaps instead of just folding one over the other, any treats you put inside will stay snuggly in and not fall out.

3. Tie a piece of black satin ribbon around the pillow box which will hold the flap you folded down in place.

4. Stamp "A little something for you"(A Little something stamp set) in Versamark on Very Vanilla cardstock-sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with heat tool until bright shiny gold. Punch out with 1 3/8"circle punch (#119860).

5. Punch the gold glimmer paper with the Bracket Label punch. Adhere the stamped circle to this with glue dots. Punch a 1/8"hole in the top of the glimmer paper and tie around the black satin ribbon with 9" gold cording.

6. Punch the acorn from kraft corrugated cardstock with the Acorn Builder punch. Punch the acorn cap from the orange sheet of Happy Hauntings designer paper and adhere the cap to the top of the corrugated acorn with multipurpose glue. Attach the acorn to the box flap using a glue dot!

You are done! Enjoy

Here are the supplies you'll need--you can order them with the Shop Now button:

Halloween Folded Treat Pouch

If you attended one of my events this weekend, you may have received one of these cute little folded sweets treat pouches....I'm going to show you how to create these in just's one of the best kept secrets and the best part is that it's great for any occasion...holidays, family parties, showers, or just "a treat."

9-22-15 Fry container Halloween treat

Here are the directions....very simple and below the directions is a list of supplies that you will need to create these little beauties!

1. Cut a piece of Happy Hauntings Designer Series Paper  6 X 6"(the fact that these are double sided makes this little bag a hoot!). Fold one corner to the opposite corner and use a bone folder to really make that crease sharp.

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2. Using a small ruler, mark a dot at 2 1/2"from the top point down the side of the triangle you just made. Take the point on the left side and make it touch the dot--use a bone folder to crease well. You may use a glue dot to hold the point in place.

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3. Take the point on the right side and make it touch the fold corner on the left side, again use the bone folder to make the crease sharp. You may use a glue dot to hold the point in place.

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4. Now pull out and down on the front piece at the top point---bring it down as far as it will fold over the horizontal folds--use bone folder to crease edge well..

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5. Stamp A Treat Worth Dying For (Sweet Hauntings stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black on a scrap piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, punch with the Note tag punch.  Using the 1/8" circle handheld punch, punch 2 holes in the lower half of the folded down flap and one in the top of the tag. Thread 12"of gold cording through the holes and tie a bow at the top of the tag. You may use a glue dot now to hold the flap to the front of the pouch.

9-22-15 Fry container Halloween treat

You are now ready to add treats! Now here's a list of supplies you will need to create this cutie.


Round Christmas Tag & Ornament

Isn't this a pretty little tag--a great Christmas wish, and when the gift is opened, the recipient can hang this sentiment on the tree as a reminder  of your thoughtfulness....they will feel treasured and you will feel creative and appreciated throughout the holiday season.

9-18-15 Round gift tag

I'm going to give you directions to create this little gem and then I'll give you the supply list for the items you'll need to make it.

 Here's how you create this:

1. Punch a 3/8" scalloped circle from Very Vanilla cardstock.

2. Rub the surface of the cardstock with your embossing buddy, then stamp "wishing you a sweet season"(from Oh What Fun stamp set) in versamark ink, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with the heat tool.

3. Punch an itty bitty star from Garden Green cardstock and adhere to back of poinsettia button with a glue dot to look like leaves peeking out from the side. Adhere the poinsettia button with a glue dot (see photo) to the stamped image. Punch a 1/4"circle from gold glimmer paper with the handheld punch--you'll have to find the circle in the trap door under the punch....adhere this to the button center with a glue dot.

4. Punch a 2 1/2 circle from Cucumber Crush cardstock. In the top of the circle, punch a 1/8" hole and thread an 8"piece of gold cording through this and tie in a knot (this is the hanger).

5. Adhere the stamped image to the Cucumber circle with dimenionals.

You are done! Enjoy.

Here's the list of supplies you'll need--you can order them through the Shop Now button:

Sweet Little Angel Ornament

Isn't she the sweetest little angel ornament you've seen lately?

Festive flower punch angel

 Guess how she's created? 

The Festive Flower Punch from Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog....yep, she's made with a flower punch. I'm going to explain how she's created and put together and after the directions is a list of supplies you'll need.

Here's how she's constructed:

1. Punch one large petal and 2 medium petals with the Festive Flower Punch from the Pool Party piece of Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper. Glue dot them together at the top point--fanning them out to make the gown.

2. Punch the 2 small petals (the part on the punch that is in the center) from silver foil paper. With a bone folder you can ease the curl in both petals and bring the points into the center and secure with a glue dot (this is  the bow under her chin). Adhere a large Pearl to the center.

3. Punch a 3/4" circle from Blushing Bride cardstock; draw eyelashes with a Black Stampin'Write marker. Adhere this to the top of the gown with a glut dot.

4. Using a 3/4"circle punch, punch a hole in the Silver glimmer paper (punch 2 of these). Around this hole, punch a 1"circle. This is the halo.  Cut a 6"piece of silver cording and sandwich it between the 2 silver halo's with glue dots. Ahdere the halow (with the embedded hanger) to the back of the angel head.

5, Last but most important--the bling! Adhere a Winter Wonderland Element to the center of the gown with a glue dot.

You are done! Enjoy

Here's the Supply can order these now with the Shop Now button! 



Gift Tag with Delicate Ornaments Thinlet

Today, we're going to explore using the Delicate Ornaments Thinlet to create a pretty little gift tag. Hint: this could easily turn into a really pretty greeting card.

9-11-15 Ornament Tag

Here's how you create this gift tag:

1. Cut 3 X 6 from Bermuda Bay cardstock, score the long side at 3"(this is your tag base).

2. Cut 2 5/8 X 2 5/8 from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 white cardstock.

3. Stamp the corner snowflakes (Happy Scenes) in Bermuda Bay ink in all 4 corners of the white cardstock. Adhere this to the Dazzling Diamonds paper with glue dots and adhere this unit to the front of the tag base with glue dots.

4. Using the small round ornament thinlet (Delicate Ornament thinlets) set up your Big Shot sandwich like this: Big Shot multipurpose platform with Tab 2, Precision Base Platform*, 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 Pool party cardstock, Standard cutting pad. Run this through the Big Shot. 

Note: I find it easy to remove the tiny pieces from the ornament by leaving the cardstock attached to the thinlit, putting a 6-8 layer dryer sheet under the cardstock and running back through the Big Shot--takes only seconds and all the work is done for you.

5. Adhere the ornament to the center of the tag using the new Fine Tip Glue (forgot to include below--this is the item number: 138309). You may want to set a weight on top for about a minute so that all edges remain in touch with the white cardstock underneath.

6. While it's drying, tie a bow in the 1/8" silver metallic ribbon, adhere this to the top of the ornament with a glue dot. Attach a Winter Wonderland Embellishment to the center of the ornament using a glue dot.

You are done! Enjoy! Below are the items you will need. Order these now using the Shop Now button!

*Precision Base Platform is a delightful tool that gives you very crisp cuts with the thinklets that have very intricate designs---it is not required, but it is recommended to use this when cutting out this type of design)


Here's the supply list! Purchase your items by using the Shop Now button:

Keeping my promise, Give Thanks card

I'm keeping my promise! Here's a new card using some of the new products you'll see in the new Holiday mini catalog (that is not so 'mini')! This is a Give Thanks card, (Thankful Forest Friends stamp set) although you can substitute the stamp and use it for many occasions.....I'm going to tell you how to create this card and give you the supply list needed.

9-8-15 Give Thanks card

Here's how to make it:

1. Cust 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Mossy Meadow cardstock, score at 4 1/4 on the long side--this is your card base.

2. Cut a piece of Into the Woods Designer Series Paper (use the design you like best--there are many to choose from) 3 3/4 x 5; adhere to the card front with multipurpose liquid adhesive.

3. Cut a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock 3 X 3; cut a piece of gold foil 2 5/8 X 2 5/8--adhere to the crushed curry with glue dots (this is because the foil has a slick backing--liquid will work ok too just give it time to dry well).

4 On a 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp Give Thanks (Thankful Forest Friends stamp set) in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink. Adhere this to the gold foil--again, best adhesive will be glue dots.

5. Adhere the acorn and the leaf Wooden In the Wood Elements with glue dots (or liquid glue) (see picture).

6. Tie a bow in an 8"piece of gold Cording Trim and adhere to the middle of the leaf scroll at the top of the stamped image (I used glue dot).

You are done! How simple was that--again, you can adapt this design to many different designer papers and stamps--enjoy!

Here are the supplies for this can place an order by using the Shop now button!


Here it is....the Baker's Box Santa Snack Pack!!

This is the Baker's Box Santa Snack Pack that some of you lucky stampers have (or will on Saturday) receive at the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog debut! Isn't it cute? And it's so easy....I'm going to show you how to make these little cuties below and then you can order the supplies to make them yourself!

9-4-15 Santa snack pack

This is a view from the top so you can see the details on the stamped tag:

9-4-15 Snack pack top

 OK, here we go:

1. Using the Baker's Box framelit, cut 2 pieces from Real Red cardstock; adhere the 2 pieces with Tear & Tape on the side tabs and the bottom. Punch 2 holes in the front and in the back top tabs with the 1/4"hand held punch--holes should be about 1" apart (this is for the ribbon later)

2. Cut 1 X 3" strip from Black Glimmer paper (isn't this paper awesome!) and attach to the front of the Baker's boc with glue dots. Using the 2 label framelits in the Bakers box, cut the belt buckle from the Silver glimmer paper--see how the 2 label framelits fit concentrically. Adhere this buckle over the center of the belt using glue dots.

3. Stamp "Making Spirits Bright" (Among the Branches Stamp set) in Cucumber Crush ink on a piece of scrap white cardstock and punch out with 2"circle punch. Add a couple of rhinestones on each side of the verse.. Punch a 2 3/8" scallop circle from a piece of Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper. Adhere the stamped image to this with dimensionals. 

4. Punch a 1/8" circle (hand held punch) in the top of the scalloped circle and using 12" of the silver cord tie the tag around the stick of a big green lollipop..

5. Fill this little snack pack with goodies and using an 18" piece of white satin ribbon, thread through the front and back holes made in the top handles and tie in a bow. Insert the lollipop stick through the center of the handles and through the goodies in the bag!

You are done----enjoy! Let me know how you are using this terrific set of framelits! What arey ou making with it?


Order your supplies to make these little snack packs today by using the Shop Now button---here's the supply list:

I'm breaking my promise to you...but here's the deal...

Last Friday, I promised to show you a sample today from the new Holiday mini. But instead I'm going to tell you about a new program that starts TODAY!! That's why I'm postponing sharing samples with you--but I won't break any more promises---stop by on Friday and see the cute little snack pack with complete directions that I gave out at my first Holiday mini catalog debut--I  promise!

Now, Let me explain the New Stampers program to you--and the good news is that it's in effect right now, September 1st and the program ends December 5th! It's very simple but a really great deal for you...wouldn't you like $40 to spend on product--whatever you want? OK, here's how!

1. Bring a new stamper to class (any class, even the Express class---especially the Express class) and you will receive $20 coupon good until 12/31/15.

2. If your new stamper schedules to hostess a class of his/her own while she is at her first class with me AND, if you attend his/her class, you will receive another $20 coupon.

Now, who can't use $40 in free product?  Doesn't that sound like a good deal? It is!!

Check out your relatives, co-workers, friends, club members, neighbors, your significant other's acquaintences...anyone might be just waiting to learn the great new skill of stamping! Invite them to attend one of my classes (between Sept 1st & Dec 5th). Check the schedule (see the tab at the top of the blog)--there are tons of classes to choose from), pick the one that is convenient for you and the new stamper and register for that class--earn $20 at that class.

Before the stamper arrives, you may want to tell her that she can participate in Sale-a-bration (Jan - Mar) by scheduling a class--have her check her schedule before she comes to see if there's a convenient date on which she can schedule her class. If you go to her class--you receive another $20 coupon for free product!

Want to receive that $40? Get crackin' and invite everyone you know.---and, in case you want to know--there's no limit on the number of $40's you can earn.

Happy Stampin and stop by on Friday for that cute Snack pack!