Vendor Event Tonight!

Tonight I am doing a vendor bingo event!  I did the same one last month and it was a lot of fun!  Not only do I promote Stampin’ Up! products at this event, but I also make some treats and other goodies to sell on the side, so that people can actually SEE some examples of what can be made with them!  Since coming home from OnStage last Sunday, I have been working on putting some things together to sell at this event.  I only have rough, unedited pics of a few to share right now, but I have more that I will share in the next few days, and I will definitely take better, prettier pictures before posting!  But for now, here’s a little sneak peek at just a few of the items I’ve been working on!  Hope you like them!

Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

Mini Pizza Box Halloween Treat

The design for this adorable box is based on a sample from page 52 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog!  The end result is very, very similar to the sample in the catalog, so I can’t take full credit for the design, although I did make a few slight changes!  Here is the original:

As you can see, I used a different design from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper for my band.  I also used a scalloped edge on the square layer on top, as well as a different sentiment from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  I also kept the pointed ends from the Classic Label Punch on the sentiment piece. I LOVED the little owl the way it was, so I kept that completely the same!  I filled these boxes with an assortment of Halloween candy that included 5-6 pieces of Twizzlers, Kit Kats, some minis, and more! This would definitely make a cute Halloween gift for a teacher, coworker, or friend or family member.  Here’s a close up of the owl:

I hope you like my project today!  Check back tomorrow for another fun Halloween project!  Only TWO days left til Halloween!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below:

Mini Coffee Cup Halloween Treat

Another hugely popular item at craft fairs and bazaars are these adorable mini coffee cups!  The cups hold only 4 ounces, so they are tiny!  To decorate these, I cut a piece of Spooky Night Designer Series paper to wrap around the front of the cup, and also cut a coordinating band of a different pattern from the same Spooky Night paper.  I attached the covering and the band to the cup using Fast Fuse adhesive.  I find that Fast Fuse is THE adhesive to use for gift packaging as it has such a strong hold!  The jack o lantern for the top was cut from the Spooky Night paper using the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits.  I then used the Layering Circles dies to cut two circular layers for the lid, one in Basic Black, one in Very Vanilla.  I adhered everything with Snail adhesive and attached the whole thing to the top of the lid.  The tag was made with the Layering Ovals Framelits and the sentiment is from the September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit called “Bootiful Bags”.

I filled these with Werther’s Soft Caramels (YUM!).  Then popped on the lid, put it in cello bag, and attached the tag with black ribbon!  Super cute!  These were the first thing I sold out of at the event I did last week!

The cups are not an item that Stampin’ Up! sells, unfortunately.  I bought these from Amazon.  You can find them here.  And the matching lids here.

Hope you have a great day!  Please check back tomorrow for some more Halloween fun!

Nicolle

You can find everything I used to make these below:

Halloween Nugget Tin

Nugget Tins are always a huge hit at any craft fair or vendor fair that I’ve done!  They’re just simply twelve Hershey’s Nuggets, each wrapped in a 1 x 3 inch strip of Designer Series Paper, and placed in a small, rectangular tin.  Since most of Stampin’ Up’s DSP has twelve different designs, you can do a whole set without any duplicates!  For this one, I used the Spooky Night DSP on the nuggets, as well as on the tag.  Once the nuggets were in the tin, I wrapped a 1-1/4 inch strip of DSP around it, as well as some ribbon, and the tag.

I used two stamps from the Spooky Cat stamp set to make the tag.  The background is one stamp, which I stamped in Basic Black ink and the Happy Halloween is a different stamp, which I stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink.  The Spooky Cat set is a photopolymer set, which makes it really easy to align different stamps perfectly without using a stamp positioner, as the stamps are completely clear!  I then cut the front layer, as well as the back with cutting dies from the Layering Ovals Framelits, and adhered them using Snail adhesive.  Then I just punched a hole, attached it to the tin with some coordinating ribbon, and embellished with a Black Rhinestone.  And the completed tin is good to go!

I’ve already had multiple requests to make these for Christmas!  While Stampin’ Up! does not sell the tins, they can be found on ebay (which is where I got these).  Time to stock up on more before my next fair!

Thank you or stopping by today!  Please check back tomorrow for another Halloween themed project!

Nicolle

 

Halloween Clear Tiny Treats Boxes

I am participating in a Halloween Bingo event tonight as a Stampin’ Up! vendor!  It’s going to be a blast!  Although I will be there to promote Stampin’ Up!, I have been feverishly working to create some cute things to sell as well.  Since it is a Halloween themed event, I focused mainly on making Halloween items, though I did do a few Fall themed ones too!  I have a total of twelve different projects that I created over the past week or so.  And it just so happens that there are twelve days left until Halloween.  So my plan is to share one project per day with you from now until Halloween!

The first project is an assortment of tiny boxes filled with mini chocolate bars!  I used the Clear Tiny Treats boxes, decorated with a one inch strip of Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, as well as a coordinating bow made with the Bow Builder Punch.  This punch makes an absolutely PERFECT sized bow for these boxes!

The boxes themselves measure 2 x 2 x 2 inches, and perfectly fit ten mini chocolate bars.  (For these I used Hershey’s Miniatures.)  I used a 1 x 9 inch strip of DSP and wrapped it around the box and secured with Fast Fuse Adhesive.

I then made the bow with the Bow Builder Punch and attached it to the top of the box with Mini Glue Dots.  The sentiment on the tag comes from the Spooky Cat stamp set, and the tag itself was cut with a die from the Wood Crate Framelits cutting dies.

Is it bad that I hope they all don’t sell so I can keep a couple for myself?  🙂

Thanks for checking in today!  Please check back tomorrow for another fun Halloween project!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies to make these little boxes below:

Halloween Vendor Event Sneak Peek

On October 20th, I will be participating in a Halloween Vendor Bingo!  It’s my first time attending as a vendor, although I have been as a guest, and it is a BLAST!  Guests pay $20 for a ticket and they get ten games of Bingo, dinner, and dessert.  There is also a cash bar available.  The bingo prizes are supplied by the vendors.  There are also raffle prizes and lots of SHOPPING!  I am super excited!

Although I will be there promoting Stampin’ Up!, I am also making some Halloween themed goodies to sell as well, so that everyone can see what can be done with Stampin’ Up’s products!

Here’s a sneak peek of a few things that I am working on.  I will share more in detail as the week goes on!  I’ve got a lot to do!  🙂

Nicolle

Mini Pizza Treat Box with Merry Little Christmas DSP

The new Mini Pizza Boxes make it so easy to make and give cute gifts this holiday season!  Just add a pretty piece of Designer Series Paper, some ribbon, a cute tag, and a bow, and you’re good to go!  This one was made using the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, 3/8 inch Black Shimmer Ribbon, and the Merry Little Labels Bundle. The bow on top was made using the Bow Builder Punch.  I simply punched enough pieces to make four full bows, then layered them one on top of the other to make it fuller and rounder.  The center is finished with a Metal Rimmed Pearl.  These boxes are the perfect size for 3 x 3 note cards or tags, but are also food safe, so they can also be filled with yummy treats!

I hope you like my project today!  Thanks for checking in!

Nicolle

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below:

mini gift box made with the envelope punch board

This itty, bitty gift box was made using the Envelope Punch Board!  I never would have thought to use that board to make a BOX, but it was super easy, and you can adjust the size of the paper and score lines to make all different sizes!  This one is 2-3/8 x 2-3/8 x 1-3/8 inches in size, and is the absolute perfect size for party favors.  While I am not set up to do videos of my own just yet, there are many, many videos already out there that you can watch to learn how to do this if you’d like to make your own. Simply Google “Gift Box with Envelope Punch Board” and a bunch of different videos will pop up. You can easily make these for any occasion, simply by changing the paper!

To make this particular box, I started with a 6 x 6 inch square of Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. I used the Envelope Punch Board to punch and score at both 2 and 4 inches all the way around the square.  Once that was done, I rounded all the corners using the reverse punch, which can be found right at the top of the board.  I then folded the paper on all of the score lines. There are a couple of places that you need to cut with scissors in order to fold the box correctly (this is where a video definitely helps!) Once the score lines were folded, I applied some Fast Fuse adhesive to keep the box together. Before closing it up, I put in a few Hershey Kisses, and then just folded the top flaps down and added a bit of adhesive to keep it closed. I wanted to keep the top of this box flat in order to wrap the ribbon around and use the mini bow on top, but there are many other ways to finish them instead. For instance, in the video I watched, small holes were punched in each flap that had ribbon threaded through. The ribbon was then tied a bow. Definitely check out Pinterest and/or Google for lots of examples of how these little boxes can be finished, and what they can be used for!

Other items used to finish this box include the Leaf Punch, Wood Words Bundle (for the sentiment and tag), and Silver Mini Sequin Trim.

You can find all of the supplies used to make this project below: