SU Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

Memorial Day Thanks

May 30, 2016

A very special thanks goes out to all the servicemen and women past and present. I have to say when I think of  and especially when I see someone in uniform, I literally get butterflies of thanks in my stomach. If you have friends or family who have served or are serving now…
please thank them for me:)

SU Patriotic Thanks

I took The Freshly Made Sketches #238  literally to show the Heart of Thanks with the Stars and Stripes representing those who serve or who have served our country. I used the heart from the NEW Sweet and Sassy Heart Framelits coming out!

FMS Final 238-001

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 3/31/16 Thank you, Jen, for choosing me as a Princess this week at

Freshly Made Sketches!


Product List

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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If you use the Hostess Code at the Top of my blog and you could win a SU treat from me!

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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 Mini Treat Bag with Groovy Love

February 4, 2015

LOVE is in the air everywhere!

I created a sweet Mini-Treat Bag Valentine this week, and wanted to share it

with you and everyone at Stampin’ Up Only Challenges.





SU Mini Treat Bag Groovy Kind of Love!


I used Melon Mambo cardstock to create this project made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die Set. I die cut the heart out of the front at the same time I cut the larger portion of the treat bag. I then added a piece of 3″ x 3″ acetate on the inside to cover the heart opening. Once it was all put together, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Happy Hearts Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

SU Mini Treat BagGroovy Love

I finished it off with additional dies from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits- the pennant banner scored at 1″ on one side and the heart I already die cut. I stamped  the heart image from the SU Groovy Love stamp set and used the Bitty Banners framelits to cut out the stamped sentiment. The stamped heart was punched out with the Heart Punch. I popped up the stamped heart and the die cut heart off the white banner and layered some sweet little hearts from the SU Pictogram Punches stamp set under the bigger hearts. I just stamped two of each little heart and put white baker’s twine between them with a Tombow glue.

I used the nifty ergonomically easy SU Handheld Stapler to attach the little hearts to the banner and bag. For some reason, I never have any luck using a traditional stapler on cards but the new SU one just “works” for me. Yea!

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 2/9/15 ~ Thank you, Stampin’ Up Only Challenges

for selecting me for the Top 3 this round!!!