Treat Holders

SU Weekly Deals and some examples using them!

February 23, 2016

Some fun stuff on the Weekly Deals at a 25% discount…WooHoo!

Good today, Tuesday, February 23 through next Monday, February 29:


2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers by Stampin' Up!
Price: $15.00
NOW $11.25
Classy Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!
Price: $6.00
NOW $4.50
Flower Medallion Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: $18.00
NOW $13.50
Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Price: $7.50
NOW $5.63
Stars Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price: $27.00
NOW $20.25

Let’s take a trip down


 to see some of these tools in use:

Here are a few samples I created using the Happy Hearts Embossing Folder:

SU Mini Treat Bag Groovy Kind of Love!

SU Lovely Amazing You Front View

Here are a few cards I  made with the Star Framelits:

SU Pictogram Punches Star side view

SU Be the Star for Zac Side View

SU Congrats iup

The samples below use the retired Petal Potpourri stamp set
but you could substitute the flower in the SU Crazy About You stamp set or just use the Flower Medallion punch with plain cardstock or vellum to make pretty flowers.

SU Petal Potpourri Gift Card Holder Slanted



And here is a Valentine I did a few years back for the Paper Crafters Sampler
showcasing the “Classy Designer Button”:





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Thanks for buzzing by…


SU Weekly Deals 9/8 thru 9/14

September 8, 2015

The Weekly Deals are up…Silver Satin Ribbon, Glimmer Paper, Pearls, and the Scallop Tag Punch are all ready for Holiday crafting! And the Pink Seam binding, sequins, and  Heart Border punch will be great for Valentine’s Day:)

Confetti Hearts Border Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: $22.00
NOW $16.50
Metallics Sequin Assortment by Stampin' Up!
Price: $5.00
NOW $3.75
Pearl Basic Jewels by Stampin' Up!
Price: $5.00
NOW $3.75
Pink Pirouette 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Price: $7.00
NOW $5.25
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price: $23.00
NOW $17.25
Silver 5/8 Satin Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Price: $7.00
NOW $5.25
Silver Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!
Price: $5.00
NOW $3.75

Here are two past projects I made with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch…

SU Easter Treat Box

SU Scallop Tag Reese's Easter Favors

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shoot me an email at,
or give me a call at 724-323-2296.

SU Mini Treat Bag Tea Bag Holder With Bold Butterfly and Butterflies Framelits

July 8, 2015

Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 126 is all about Designer Series Paper.


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Pretty Petals Paper Stack!

I love every design in it!

Here is just one of the 12 patterns I chose to use to make a cute little tea bag holder using the SU Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I wondered if the metal rimmed pearls would be that big of a deal but then I got them…OH MY…they are sweet!

SU Mini Treat Bag with Constant Comment Box

The cardstock butterfly was die cut from the Butterflies Framelits, and the other two butterflies were die cut from SU Vellum with the Bold Butterflies Framelits. SU Vellum is quite a substantial vellum, thicker than some I have used in the past.

 Amy’s Friday Mashup # 215 has a “3” as part of her mash up


so my 3 butterflies flew in under the radar!

SU Mini Treat Bag close up Butterfly

SU Mini Treat Bag Slide Out Tea Bag

SU Mini Treat Bag with Tea Bag on Wood

SU Mini Treat Bag Inside with sentiment

The Very Vanilla panel the tea bag is attached to on the insert measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and the Basic Black insert measures 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. A sentiment from the Tin of Cards stamp set and a bit of retired grosgrain ribbon was added to pull out the tea bag insert.

I hope you try making one of these sweet little treats for someone…I love that they fit in a standard A2 envelope so you could send one in the mail, and tell a friend or relative to enjoy a cup of tea with you!

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SU Mingle All the Way Thanksgiving Favor with SU Four Feathers

Every month (actually, every day)  I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the girls who attend my classes. I am truly blessed that they have taken time out of their busy lives to craft with me as their friend and demonstrator. As a little show of my appreciation, every month I make a favor for my girls. For November classes, I made these Thanksgiving favors for them, and I am sharing them with the fabulous team over at The Paper Players #222 this week.


SU Mingle all the Way  Close up Thanksgiving favor

oops…I see a stray ink spot on this one…a little extra love:)

I used the envelope punch board “Gift Card” measurements using a 5″ square piece of DSP and stuffed them with a small candy bar.  I used up a bunch of “leftover” white cardstock from another project to create the belly band, too. The girls would be proud!

SU Mingle all the Way Close up Favor

I stamped the cute sentiment from the SU Mingle All The Way stamp set with an old but still juicy Autumn Leaves Kaliedacolor inkpad. I added Cajun Craze inked feathers from the SU Four Feathers stamp set that were a breeze to cut out with the coordinating framelits! A simple twine bow applied with a glue dot finished off the favor.

These were really simple to make- and I was glad to since I made 44 of them! You still have time to make them for your friends and family at your Thanksgiving festivities!

Here are three stragglers left behind…who knows who will get one- maybe Mr. Brown (Bob) when he drops off my SU order today!

SU Mingle All the Way Thanksgiving Favors

 Enjoy some stamping today, friends!

New SU @So Social with SU Spiral Flower Die Gift Boxes

This week’s Paper Pals Arts # 202 challenge features

Real Red, Bermuda Bay, and Crumb Cake- a great color combo!


I had just used the cute SU Kraft Boxes (# 124106) at class this week with red felt spiral cut flowers for a Mother’s Day gift box. I decided I wanted to use the box and 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon as my Crumb Cake color for this challenge. We used classic red and black for our mothers but my mind went to my daughter who is graduating in one week from today with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. I wanted to make a fresh and trendy gift box for her so I decided to use Bermuda Bay,  Real Red, and the Polka Dotted Kaleidoscope DSP.  I also used a new stamp set called @So Social that will be in the upcoming catalog  available for order on June 2  It is soooooooo cute! It was given out as a Prize Patrol at the Catalog Premier last week. It has 21 different trendy hashtags and @ greetings.  The Word Window and Modern Label Punches worked well to highlight the on trend sentiments.  My daughter will be impressed with how hip it is!

SU @So Social Spiral Flower Box

SU @So Social Top View Box

SU @So Social Box Front View

Below is the gift box we made at class this week for Mother’s Day that inspired me to make another one for my daughter. We used the classic SU Modern Medley DSP. The SU Spiral Flower Bigz Die (# 129379) is AMAZING! It cuts out beautifully, and felt is so unbelievably easy to wind around making these beautiful roses in seconds! The Delicate Doily Sizzlet L Die (# 126999) is still available on the Retired List. We used SU Teeny Tiny Wishes and SU Label Love cut out with the Modern Label Punch on this one.

SU Spiral Flower Black Box

Two different looks using the same idea- something classic for an older lady and something trendy for the younger lady! Of course, it could go either way for either lady, too.

SU Spiral Flower Boxes

A little tip: to keep the burlap ribbon attached to the box without permanently adhering it, I used velcro dots so the box can be opened and even recycled again for another gift:)