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

 

A Spooky Treat for Luca’s Bus Driver

At the end of the last school year, I made these cute treats for the bus drivers at my son’s school.  Each one has five Hershey Nuggets, each wrapped in a cute school bus wrapper that I purchased and downloaded on Etsy.  He now goes to a different school, and I wanted to make a little something for his bus driver.  So I whipped up another one of these just for her, (and since he goes to a different school this year, it’s not something she already got in June!)  🙂

For this version, I used items from the holiday catalog, including the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, the Spooky Sweets stamp set, and the Spooky Bats Punch!  Colors are Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Gorgeous Grape, Real Red, and Whisper White.

 

Measurements for this project are as follows:

Basic Black topper base:  2-1/4 x 5 inches (scored at 2-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Toil & Trouble DSP layer:  2 x 2 inches

Whisper White sentiment piece:  1-3/8 inches

Whisper White piece for moon and bats (cut from same piece):  4 x 4 inches

Real Red tray for nuggets:  2 x 5 inches (scored lengthwise at 1/4 inch and 1-3/4 inches)

 

I hope Miss Lisa likes it!  This is a great little gift that can be made for anyone, for pretty much any occasion, just by switching up the sentiment and DSP!  It would also make a great favor for parties, showers, and more!

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Nicolle

 

A Spooky Treat Made with the Toil and Trouble Suite

My project today uses multiple products from the Toil & Trouble Suite!  This Halloween themed suite contains lots of great products, including stamps, Designer Series Paper, embellishments, and more!  I also used a couple of other Halloween products that are not technically part of the suite, but still work great with it!

Last year, I found that TEN Hershey’s Miniature chocolate bars fit perfectly in our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes!  I had found some specially wrapped Halloween ones last year that were super cute, and although I looked at a number of stores this year, I haven’t been able to find them!  So my options were: either cover each piece with DSP, or wrap the box somehow to make it look nice!  I opted for choice 2.  So I took a piece of the Cauldron Bubble DSP and cut a 1-7/8 inch x 8 inch piece, then scored it every 1-15/16 of an inch.  I then folded it and made a square, added some adhesive to the remaining 1/4 inch or so, adhered it together so it would stay put, and slipped it into the inside of the box before filling it with the candy.  The assembled box measures 2 x 2 x 2 inches, so you definitely want to make your cuts and score lines just slightly smaller so that the paper fits in without being too snug!

Once the candy was in, I closed the box, wrapped it with Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, added the tag and some Silver Mini Sequin Trim, then tied the ribbon in a bow.  My tag was made using the Labels to Love stamp set, Spooky Sweets Bundle, the Twinkle Builder Punch, and Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins.  Colors are Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, and Gorgeous Grape!

 

Measurements for this project are as follows:

Toil & Trouble DSP strip:  1-7/8 x 8 inches (scored every 1-15/16 inch)

Whisper White piece: 4-1/4 inches x 5-1/2 inches  (From this one piece, I was able to stamp everything I used on my tag.  That includes the tag itself, the bat, and the moon!)

Glittered Organdy Ribbon: about 24 inches (approximately)

Here’s a peek at how the candy is arranged inside the box (looking through the bottom of the box!)  I stood them on their ends to make sure they’re in there nice and neat!

I am really happy with how this little treat box came out!  The Tiny Treat Boxes are so versatile, and are the perfect size for many small gifts, including favors for showers, weddings, and other parties!  Just switch up the DSP and what you fill it with, and you’re good to go for almost any occasion!  🙂

Thanks so much for visiting today!  If you have any questions, please let me know!

Nicolle

 

A Trio of Tasty Halloween Treats

If you were to turn to page 51 in the Holiday Catalog, you would see the picture above on the right side of the page.  It’s an arrangement of three adorable treats made with the new Spooky Sweets Bundle.  All three of these are perfect for Halloween treat giving!  Fill with your choice of treat, tie with a bow, and give to someone special!  For today’s post, I will show a close up of each, and list the main supplies needed to make it:

Stamps: Spooky Sweets Stamp Set
Paper: Basic Black and Gorgeous Grape cardstock, Watercolor
Paper
Ink: Whisper White Craft ink, White Frost Shimmer Paint,
Tuxedo Black Memento, Pumpkin Pie Classic ink pad, Versamark
ink
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Whisper
White Baker’s Twine, Black 1/8” Cording, 3 x 6 gusseted cellophane bags
Tools: Sponge Daubers, Foliage Frame thinlits, 1/8” handheld
punch, Stampin’ Spritzer, Heat Tool, Twinkle Builder punch, Bat
Trio punch
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Stamps: Spooky Sweets Stamp Set
Paper: Gray Granite, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Black StazOn ink, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green
Stampin’ Write markers, Basic Gray Classic ink, Whisper White
Craft ink
Accessories: Granny Apple ½” texture weave ribbon
Tools: Bat Trio punch, 1 ¼” circle punch, Farmhouse Christmas
Thinlits (fence), Stampin’ Spritzer
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin’ Dimensionals;
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 

Stamps: Spooky Sweets Stamp Set
Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock
Ink: Versamark ink, Mango Melody Classic ink, Gorgeous Grape
reinker
Accessories: Black Shimmer ribbon, Silver mini sequin trim,
Black Baker’s Twine, White Embossing Powder, Dazzling
Diamonds Glitter
Tools: Twinkle Punch, 1/8” handheld circle punch, 1 ¼” circle
punch, Heat Tool, Cauldron Framelits, Stampin’ Spritzer, Aqua
Painter
Adhesives: Fine Tip Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 

Any of these treats would be perfect for coworkers, teachers, or family and friends….basically anyone who loves Halloween!

Be sure to check out the new catalog for even more great ideas for Halloween!  All of the Halloween items can be found on pages 48-51.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Nicolle

 

Super Cute Trick or Tweet Treat Holders for Halloween

Check out these adorable treat holders!  They can be found on page 50 of the Holiday Catalog, and were created by the artists at Stampin’ Up!  Both of them feature the new Trick or Tweet stamp set!  These are both labeled “Quick & Easy” projects, which are prefect for all levels of crafters, even beginners!

The Trick or Tweet stamp set is available in either clear-mount or wood-mount, and contains 10 red rubber stamps.  There is a great mix of images and sentiments!  Check out the complete set below:

The clean, clear lines of this set make it perfect for coloring!  Use markers, aqua painters, and more to add color to the fun images in this set!

To find this adorable set in the online store, please click HERE.  Or, if you have a hard copy of the Holiday Catalog, you can check it out on page 50!

For a complete list of all supplies used to make these projects, see below.

Thanks so much for checking in!

Nicolle

 

End of Year Cafeteria Worker Gifts

Here’s another one of the end of year gifts I made for staff at my son’s school.  This time, they were made for the cafeteria workers!  They are mini lunch bags filled with candy and decorated with a tag that reads “Thank you bunches for the lunches!”  I got the idea from Pinterest, of course, and just modified it a bit to put my own spin on it!

Not all products used on this project are from Stampin’ Up!  More specifically, the bags and the apple paper are not.  The bags were purchased at a local craft store, and the paper was purchased on Amazon.  If you would like specifics, please contact me and I will be happy to share the links with you!

As for the products that ARE Stampin’ Up!, I used a few!  I used the scalloped tag topper to make the tag, as well as the NEW Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners.  I also used the Layering Squares Framelits to frame the sentiment, which was typed and printed on my computer, and of course, I used the Big Shot as well to cut them out!  The tag is tied on with 1/8″ Real Red Solid Ribbon.  I also used Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the tag.

Here are step by step instructions for this project:

  1. Fill the bag with the gift/treat of your choice (I used individually wrapped Godiva chocolates from Target.)
  2. Fold the top of the bag over twice and staple on each side.
  3. Trim the apple paper to 2 x 4 inches and punch one end with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and round the corners of the other end with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  4. Print out the sentiment and cut out using the Layering Square Framelits and the Big Shot.
  5. Adhere the sentiment to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Punch a hole in between the two staples, and attach the tag with the 1/8″ Real Red Solid Ribbon.  Tie the ribbon in a bow.

And that’s it!  This one was quick and easy to make!

I got to hand deliver these to the cafeteria workers myself, and they seemed really pleased with them!  I love how they came out!

If you have any questions about how these were made, please feel free to ask!

Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

 

Introducing the Sweet Soiree Suite

This little box was another sample that I made in November at OnStage!  It features products from the NEW Sweet Soiree Suite, now available from Stampin’ Up!  These small silver gable boxes measure 4 x 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches and are food safe, making them the perfect size for favors or small gifts!  The bottom portion of the box is wrapped in Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the tag was stamped using stamps from the new Cake Soiree stamp set.  The box is embellished with Berry Burst 3/8 inch Metallic Ribbon, tied in a bow, to give it a finished, elegant look!

Here’s a closer look at the products used on this project:

Silver Mini Gable Boxes

12 silver boxes for gifts and goodies.
4″ x 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ (10.2 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm)
Food safe

 

Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper

Silver foil adds a textured look to these handpainted designs.

Silver foil accents on one side, colorful printed images on the other.

12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs * 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Acid free
Lignin free

Coordinating Colors: Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Silver Foil, Whisper White

 

Cake Soiree Stamp Set
This versatile set will be your go-to set for birthdays, weddings, and other celebrations. But look beyond the cake for all-occasion uses–build flowers, send thinking of you messages, and more.

Contains 18 rubber stamps, available in both clear-mount and wood-mount.

 

Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon

 

3/8 inch wide ribbon with metallic edges.
10 yards per roll.

 

While this project used four of the products from the new suite, there are many other coordinating products also available!  To check out the full Sweet Soiree Suite, please click HERE.

 

Thanks for visiting today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

 

Magic Reindeer Food

Here’s another project I’ve seen a bunch of times on Pinterest, but never made!  This was fun and easy to make, and kids love it!  It’s just old fashioned oats, mixed with some green and clear cake decorating sugar to add some sparkle!  I mixed the oats and sugars in a bowl and then poured the mixture into a 4 x 6 ziplock bag.  I then stapled the topper so that the zipper is covered.  The topper is made from a 4 x 4-1/2 inch piece of Garden Green cardstock folded in half, and a printed poem that I found on Pinterest.  I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to make the reindeer, and adhered it to the topper using Fast Fuse adhesive.  I also added a 1/2 inch circle of red glimmer paper for the nose!  I plan to make more of these this week, but I think I am going to switch it up a bit and make the topper red instead of green!  I will post that version at a later date!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Sunday!

Nicolle

PS:  Don’t forget that TODAY is the last day of ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA and there is FREE SHIPPING tomorrow on all orders, ALL DAY!!!

Christmas Themed Hershey Nugget Tins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So here are, hands down, the most popular item I’ve made for the vendor events and craft fairs I’ve done so far this year!  These little Hershey Nugget Tins are such a simple gift to make, and people LOVE them!  They are simply twelve Hershey Nuggets, each wrapped in a 1 x 3 inch strip of Designer Series Paper.  The tin is wrapped in a 2 x 10 inch strip of coordinating DSP, and embellished with a Foil Snowflake, sentiment, and star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.  The sentiment is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set, and I used the new Everyday Label Punch to frame it.  So, SO easy, and makes a great gift!

I used four different Designer Series Papers to make these.  They are Merry Little Christmas DSP, Year of Cheer Specialty DSP,  Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 DSP, and Be Merry DSP!

There are a few different places that you can find the tins.  These come from www.specialtybottle.com, but they can also be found on www.Papermart.com as well!

I will be having a giveaway for one of these on my Facebook page later today!  If you’d like to enter to win one of these, hop on over to my Facebook page to vote for your favorite!  Maybe you’ll be the lucky winner!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Nicolle

 

Christmas Themed Clear Tiny Treat Boxes

Last month, I made some Halloween treats that were very similar to these.  They were a huge hit at my vendor event, so I made some again this month with Christmas themed paper! I really love these little boxes.  They are the perfect size for small gifts and favors!  This month, I used three different Designer Series Papers, so that I had a nice selection.  I used Be Merry, Year of Cheer, and Quilted Christmas papers.

For the candy, I was able to fit six Ghiardelli chocolate squares or fifteen Hershey kisses in each.  I then cut a 1 x 9 inch strip of DSP and wrapped it around the box.  I secured it on the bottom with Fast Fuse Adhesive.  I find Fast Fuse works best on 3D projects, as it has a super strong hold!  Also, adhering the paper on the bottom of the box has two benefits: you don’t see where the paper is adhered and the weight of the filled box helps to keep the paper flat and together.  Once the boxes were filled and wrapped, I used the Bow Builder punch to make the bows for the tops, using a coordinating pattern from each package.  Here’s a short video that shows how easy it is to use the Bow Builder punch:

Once the bows were completed, I secured the bows to the tops using two Mini Glue Dots each, and then stamped and punched the tags in coordinating colors.  The “For You” sentiment is from the Tabs For Everything stamp set, and the tiny tags were cut using the Wood Crate Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.

Just a note about using 6 x 6 DSP for this project: in order to use the smaller sized DSP, you need to cut two strips and then adhere them together before wrapping them around the boxes.  This causes a visible seam where the two pieces meet.  I folded the strip at the seam, and placed the seam along the back, bottom edge of the box.  I find that this is the best place to put it, as it’s the least noticeable!  I do find it’s easier to use 12 x 12 DSP to make these, as you don’t have to worry about a seam, but when you have really cute 6 x 6 paper, this is a way to still be able to use it, even if it’s a little more work!  Here’s a picture of where I placed the seam (again, this is along the back, bottom edge of the box):

These are so fun and easy to make, and people LOVE them!  Hope you do too!

Thanks for visiting today!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Nicolle