Another Sweet Treat for the Holidays

These little boxes are one of my favorite items to make treats for any holiday!  The boxes are the perfect size to use for favors, place holders at holiday dinner tables, and small gifts for teachers and staff at your local school!

They are so easy to use and can be filled with your choice of so many different things!

These are super easy to make:

  1. Assemble the box according to package directions.
  2. Fill with your choice of candy or other small gift.
  3. Close up the box and wrap a 1 x 9 inch strip of DSP of your choice around the entire box and secure with strong adhesive.  (For mine, I used Tear & Tape Adhesive).
  4. Make a tag for the top, add a sentiment, a bow, and a star embellishment, and you’re good to go!

For these, I used Hershey’s Miniature candy bars.  Ten of them fit in the boxes perfectly!  I also used mini metallic bows that were purchased at WalMart.  I added the little tag and they were done!

The Tiny Treat Boxes are available in a pack of 16 for $7.50 and are a super versatile item to have on hand when you want to make a quick gift for someone!

Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

 

It’s Merry Monday! Time for a Sweet Treat!

I have not posted in awhile due to the fact that every spare moment of my time for the last 4-5 days has been spent on Christmas Bazaar stuff!  Planning an event is a lot more work than I thought, but I would do it again in a heartbeat!  I work part time at the school in the town where I live, and the bazaar was a fundraiser for our PTO.  Since I have craft show experience, I volunteered to organize it.  We had 31 vendors, plus raffle baskets, food, kids’ crafts, and a lot more!  We ended up raising almost $3000 for the PTO, and that money will all go toward supplies, field trips, and equipment for students, so I would say the event was a success!

This week I will be sharing some of the completed items I had available at my table at the bazaar.  My first project is a mini coffee cup covered with DSP and filled with Hershey Kisses!  Not all of the supplies I used were 100% Stampin’ Up!, but the majority are!  On this project, only the coffee cups and cello bags are not Stampin’ Up! products.  Both items are from Amazon, and I will post links to them at the end of the post.

For the cup shown, I used the Under the Mistletoe DSP to wrap around the cup.  I found a cutting die that cuts the perfect sized piece to wrap these cups with.  It definitely makes things easier!  The die is also a non-SU product, and I will post the link for that as well below.  I love the mix of greens in this paper, and how it’s accented with white and just a hint of red for a pop of extra color!

For the top of the cup, I used a 2 inch circle punch to cut a piece of Real Red card stock, then layered it with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock cut with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  I topped it with a Snowflake Trinket from the now retired Snowflake Showcase Suite.  The cup holds 15 Hershey Kisses.  The ones I used are really cute.  They look like little Santa hats:

Once the cup was decorated and wrapped, I wrapped it in a 4 x 9 Cellophane Bag, added the tag, and tied it with Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Candy Cane Season photopolymer stamp set, and the tag was cut with a die from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies.

These little cups were a big hit at the bazaar!  This would make a great gift for teachers, mail workers, coworkers, or even as stocking stuffers!

Here are the links for the non-SU products:

You can find the cups HERE.

You can find the cello bags HERE.

You can find the dies for the cup wrapper HERE.  (The cups can also be purchased here as well!)

I hope to be back to posting regularly again this week!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

 

The November Paper Pumpkin Kit Has Arrived!

My November Paper Pumpkin kits arrived yesterday and they certainly did not disappoint!  I have often said that the Christmas kits are my favorites, and this one is no exception!  I knew as soon as I saw the special edition box that I would love it, and I DO!  (There is something I just love about plaids in Christmas colors!)

This kit makes 10 gorgeous cards in reds, greens, white, and cream!  It also includes 10 matching envelopes with coordinating envelopes.  The stamp set is super versatile for the holidays, and the kit even includes a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Spot.  (My absolute favorite red for Christmas!)

Since I just got my kits, I have not assembled them yet.  I plan to do that this coming weekend!  I also plan to put together completed sets to sell at the Christmas Bazaar I am doing on December 1st.  I will also pics of the finished cards as I complete them.  In the meantime, you can take a peek at this quick video that shows the project, as well as how to complete it:

While it is too late to order this kit, there is a way you may still be able to get it!  Usually, Stampin’ Up! releases full kits and/or refills a little while after the initial kits are released.  But you must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order them.  Why not sign up for a month or two to try it?  Once you are a subscriber, you will have access to past kits so that when this one goes on sale, you can still scoop one up!  You can learn more about Paper Pumpkin and subscribe HERE.   You can also purchase a prepaid subscription in the online store!

I really, REALLY love this kit, and cannot wait until I get a chance to put it together!  (Just as an FYI, I ordered a handful of these kits as extras and will have them for sale as well at the Christmas Bazaar on December 1st.  If you are local to CT, feel free to stop by and check them out!)

Thanks for visiting today!  Please contact me with questions!

Nicolle

Christmas Bazaar December 1st!

I’m very happy to be back online after two days with no internet!  I live in a very rural area, and sometimes it goes down, and it usually takes a couple of days to get it back when it does.  It’s just one of those things you have to deal with when you live in the woods!

In just under two weeks, I will have a table at the Christmas Bazaar at the school that I work at!  I am actually in charge of the bazaar, and have booked over 30 vendors, plus there will be a Breakfast with Santa, raffles, kids’ activities, a bake sale, a holiday shop, and more!  If you are local to Connecticut, I would love for you to stop by!   Feel free to contact me for more info if you’re interested!

In order to prepare, this past weekend, I went through all my stuff and figured out what I am going to make to sell.  My plan is to have half of my display be Stampin’ Up! catalog merchandise, and the other half will be stuff I make with it.  As a demonstrator, I am limited to what merchandise I can sell at in person events, so all of my actual Stampin’ Up! products will be adhesives, kits, and retired merchandise.  But I pretty much have free reign over what I MAKE to sell!  I took some before pics of some of what I plan to use.  I have some items left over from last year that I am going to try to sell again this year, but I need to make some new stuff too.  I have a list of about 15 things that I want to get done, so I have A LOT to do, and not a lot of time to do it!!!!  Here are pics of what everything looks like now:

It doesn’t look like much now, but I will hopefully have it all fixed up and ready to sell buy the 1st of December!  My plan is to work on stuff every spare minute I have for the next two weeks and share the finished products with you as I go.  So please check back often to see what I come up with!  I seriously hope I can get it all done!

Thanks so much for checking in!  Hope you visit again soon!  🙂

Nicolle