Awesome Treat Bag


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Of all the items in the Occasions catalog, this is my absolute favorite! It’s called “Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die.”



This cute little bag is perfect for giving treats, notes, gift cards and more. The finished size is 3 11/16 X 5 1/4. Super cute and super easy to put together.

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This set comes with 12 dies. The heart, bow and “for you,” above are just a couple of them. The mini treat bag on the left is the original bag that the die cuts and the one on the right is made using 2 of the larger dies. This paper was free from the sale-a-bration catalog. (For each $50 you spend on any Stampin’ Up! merchandise you can pick a free item.) Click the link at the right to check out more items in these 2 specialty catalogs.

Thanks for stopping by!

January Paper Pumpkin Alternative

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January’s Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to make tags for cellophane treats bag which were included in the kit. Being a card maker I prefer to switch it up and re-purpose my kit to fit my style.

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The kit contained enough supplies that I will be able to make several different cards. I will post them when they are finished. Thanks again for stopping by!

Valentine Treats

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I love Valentine season! The stores are decorated in my favorite colors, pink & red.

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These bags were inspired by Sam Donald. They are so addicting to make! I made 18 of them… 🙂


The paper is Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack from the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. For the bow I used the new Bow Builder Punch from the same catalog. I LOVE THIS PUNCH! So cute and easy to assemble.


These will serve as my thank you’s for customers placing orders in February. I’m really excited to give them away.


Of course it wouldn’t be a proper Valentine without some chocolate! I put the nuggets with this bag to show the size but will get some heart chocolates to put inside.

Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to make your own treat bags click here to go to Sam’s video.

Valentine Treat


Just a quick post today. I love Valentine’s Day and I love giving little treats.


I made several of these little Sour Cream pouches and filled them with Valentine M&M’s. The paper stacks are perfect for this project. I just cut an inch off one side so that they measured 4 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ and it made them just the right size. I used the new tag punch from the Occasions catalog. I can see that this punch is going to be very useful! And added some glimmer paper, which added just the right touch. This was one of my projects for my class this month. The ladies loved them. Thanks for stopping by!

Embossing Folder/Card Box Part 2

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This is a follow up to yesterday’s post. ………….


Rosettes are another thing I enjoy making. With this one I used the Scallop Trim Boarder punch for the edging. The heart was punched from the silver glimmer paper.


Wisteria Wonder cardstock and DSP paper stacks adorn this box. The bow was made with the Bigz Bow Die from the Holiday catalog (and is still available). A quick easy way to embellish a project.


I used the Watercolor Wonder DSP on this box. And it is the same DSP that I used with the Tangerine Tango box on yesterdays post. Even though it isn’t meant to go with the Pink Pirouette I noticed that when paired with it, the match is fantastic!


I hope you have enjoyed seeing these as much as I enjoyed making them. Again, this box was designed by Sam, not me. She actually intended it to be used as a card holder box, but as crafters do, someone found another use for them. And I was so thrilled to find something so pretty to store my embossing folders in! For directions on how to make them, you can go here:


These were too pretty to keep all to myself. I packaged 2 of them up for friends for Valentine’s Day. I chose the ones that I knew were colors that they liked. I added an embossing folder and a small gift. I liked the results so much that I was thinking of doing some card kits for selling at our next craft sale.

Rosette Valentine

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I love making these Rosettes or Lollies as some call them. I have the Stampin’ Up! die that cuts them for me, but I did this one with my Simply Scored. Since not all of my stamp club ladies have the die I wanted them to be able to make them at home. I put a 12 X 12″ piece of DSP in my Simply Scored and scored at 1/2″ increments all the way across. Then I cut the DSP at 1 1/2″ strips. It took no time at all! I used 2 pieces end to end for each Rosette. The Simply Scored is a WONDERFUL tool!


Isn’t this glimmer paper beautiful?! I thought this would be a good card for a man. It has that masculine look to it.


This Rosette was made using the Modern Medley DSP. I think this is my favorite DSP in the Annual Catalog. However, there are a couple of the designs that I am not fond of and would go unused. This was the perfect way to use up these sheets.


I finished off the inside of the card with another heart punch with the glimmer paper. Thanks for stopping by!