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!



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!



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!


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!



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!



Watercolor Christmas Mini Pizza Box Treat

I had a great time at my vendor event last night!  Met lots of fun people and sold lots of fun little treats and gifts for Christmas!  I can’t wait to do it again next month!  Over the new few days, I will be sharing some of the other items I made for the event as well!

This first project is one of my favorites. It’s a mini pizza box filled with chocolate Turtles and Dove chocolates!  The box is wrapped with a 3 inch strip of paper from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I then wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/4 Inch Double Stitched Ribbon around the box to add a pop of color.  I then adhered a silver Foil Snowflake and added the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it just a little height.  I layered the sentiment with Silver Glimmer Paper, and the sentiment itself is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.  I LOVE the elegant fonts used in this set!  The holly and berries are from the Good Tidings set, and are two step stamping images in Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler.   I love the contrast of the black with the other colors, as well as the sparkle the foil and glimmer paper gives to this project!

For this project, I used Fast Fuse adhesive.  Snail adhesive is my go to adhesive for pretty much everything, but I find that the Fast Fuse is really so much better for 3D projects!  It has a very strong hold that is perfect for holding Designer Series Paper in place when wrapped around the boxes.  It also provides great hold for the sentiment on the glimmer paper.  Due to the texture of the glimmer paper, regular snail just doesn’t cut it, but the Fast Fuse holds it on there perfectly!

I only was able to make FIVE of these, as I have three brand new packages of pizza boxes and I have NO IDEA where I put them!  Guess I know what I’m doing this weekend!   I need to make more of these before my next event!

I hope you enjoyed my project for today!  Thanks for stopping by!



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!


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!


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

Halloween Treat Tubes

Looking for a quick, fun way to package up small treats?  Then Stampin’ Up’s treat tubes are the way to go!  I think I have a special love of these, as I used to be a middle school science teacher.  These would have been PERFECT for little treats for my students!  These little tubes measure about four inches long, are plastic, and come with cork stoppers. Each set includes 12 tubes and 12 stoppers.  Simply slip in your treat and tie on a cute tag with ribbon, twine, or metallic thread and they’re ready to be handed out!

For these, I cut a tag from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper using the Everyday Label Punch.  The Jack O Lantern was cut from the DSP with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.  The Happy Halloween greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and was stamped in Basic Black and cut out with the Classic Label Punch.  I adhered the greeting to the tag and trimmed the edges with Paper Snips, then adhered the Jack O Lantern.  I punched a small hole, threaded Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine through, and tied the tag to the tube.  Super easy and fun to make and give!

Hope you like them! I have just a few more Halloween projects to share with you!  I hope you’ll check back for tomorrow’s project!


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!


You can find everything I used to make these below: