Merci Chocolate Treat Holder using Snowfall Thinlits Dies

My family love Merci chocolates so I thought I would create some pretty treat holders as table decorations for Christmas Day.

As you know I am totally in love with the limited edition Snowfall Thinlits dies (only available to purchase until the end of November) as well as copper foil, so these treat holders make me happy!!

I also thought they could make for beautiful wedding favours and they couldn’t be easier to make.

Click play on the video below to see how I made them.

Hope you enjoy making these treat holders and thanks so much for stopping by today xx

Measurements

1 x piece of cardstock or DSP measuring 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″

Score at 1.5″, rotate cardstock 180 degrees and score again at 1.5″

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Beautiful Blizzard Treat Pouches Made Using the Envelope Punch Board

I spotted these gorgeous little chocolate snowflakes in the supermarket and thought they would make such sweet Christmas treats.

The envelope punch board is the perfect tool for making these treat pouches to hold them. You could make these pouches with DSP, but I decided to make my own DSP using the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle to continue the snowflake theme. Once my cardstock was stamped, I sponged a little of the frosted shimmer paint over the larger background colour wash areas and embellished with some frosted epoxy droplets and some white ribbon which I coloured with Stampin’ blends.  The colour combinations I used on each pouch (starting at the top left hand side and working round in a clockwise direction) were: pool party & balmy blue, mint macaron & night of navy, gorgeous grape & blackberry bliss, merry merlot & blackberry bliss.

You could put a little 3″ x 4″ card in the pouch and gift them with the chocolate inside at Christmas time. Or you could even punch a hole in the top, pull the ribbon through and attach to some Christmas packages as a chocolate treat and Christmas tag in one! Love that idea! Here’s the video to show how I made them.

Measurements

  • Take a piece of cardstock or DSP measuring 6″ x 6″
  • Line it up on the envelope punch board and punch @ 2 5/8″ and score.
  • Rotate and punch at the score line on all four sides

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Follow your Dreams – Gift Box & Card

Little Maisy turns 2 today, and Follow your Dreams is the perfect bundle for any little girl.  I have always loved dream catchers and the idea that they keep you safe and catch all the bad dreams for you.

I decided to go with ‘dream big, wish big’ as it is a birthday card and gift box set after all, and the copper foil and sequins add the perfect amount of lift and sparkle.

I normally struggle to use calypso coral as a colour, but I chose it as its the boldest colour in the  iridescent sequins.  It’s hard to appreciate from the photos, but the sequins are so pretty.  I would never put these colours together myself, but they actually work so well together.  Happy 2nd Birthday Maisy xx

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Toil & Trouble – Mini Halloween Treat Bags

The Toil and Trouble suite is so gorgeous! I’m not a huge Halloween lover but as soon as I saw the colours and designs of the DSP in this suite I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

These mini treat bags are adorable and so easy to make. They are perfectly sized for the little Haribo sweetie bags you can buy. I folded down the bag tops so you can see both sides of this lovely paper!

Click play on the video tutorial below to see how I made them.

Measurements

1 x piece of DSP measuring 5.5″ x 9.5″

On the long side score at 4.5″ & 9″

On the short side score at 1″ & 5″

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Frosted Floral Boxes

Although I’m not a 3D crafter by nature, I absolutely love making my own gift packaging whenever I can.

I wanted to create a lidded box to hold a gorgeous tube of Neals Yard hand cream. The perfect Christmas gift! The Frosted Floral Speciality DSP is just beautiful and the shimmery effect of this wintery floral paper makes it very special to work with.

I also created an insert for the box to hold the tube in place.

I decorated my box using the gorgeous label Dies from the Frosted Bouquet framelits Dies along with some silver metallic edged ribbon.

Finally I added a few frosted and clear epoxy droplets. Oh how pretty!

So in love with this paper and I can’t stop using it!

Click play on the video below to see how I made this box XX

Measurements

  • CARDSTOCK BASE – 9.5″ x 7″
  • SCORE ON LONG SIDE at 2-1/4″, 4.5″, 6-3/4″, 9″
  • SCORE ON SHORT SIDE @ 2″
  • CARDSTOCK INSERT/TUBE HOLDER – 5.5″ x 5.5″ and scored at 1-5/8″ on all 4 sides
  • DSP FOR INSERT – 2″ x 2″
  • DSP LID – 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ and scored at 2″ on all 4 sides

*TIP – remove 1/16th” (or a sliver) of card from two adjacent sides of cardstock for the base and insert (this will ensure your lid fits perfectly onto your box base)

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Treat Time at the Team Retreat

I’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend retreat with my Stampin’ Up! team mates and Upline.

It’s always good fun to get together, and it was doubly fun as I recently promoted to a Silver Demo and was able to enjoy a special celebration dinner on the first evening.

I decided to use the Treat Time Bundle for my team swaps. I love all of Stampin’ Up’s 3D project dies, and the fact you can put together multiple treat holders quickly and easily, and without having to worry about measurements etc.

I created almost 50 of these gorgeous treat holders using a mix of the Frosted Floral Speciality DSP, the Petal Promenade DSP and the Tropical Escape DSP.

So easy to put together and they look fab with bakers twine. How cute are the heart toppers?!

I filled my treat tubes (AKA sour cream containers) with little packs of sweeties 😋 but individually wrapped chocolates would also work well xx

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Magical Mermaid Party Favours

As you know, It was my lovely friend Jackie’s 40th birthday on Saturday, and as the theme of her party was underwater, I decided to make some birthday favours to coordinate using the Magical Mermaid Stamp Set. Here’s what I came up with.

I love the tranquil colours – soft sea foam, coastal cabana, pacific point and night of navy. I backed the stitched oval label to a silver foil die cut using that beautiful die from the stitched labels framelits dies, and tied it onto the pillow box using some jute twice. This twine is still on the clearance rack – it is brilliant for 3D projects and such a bargain at the moment!

I did some tone on tone stamping on the pillow boxes for added interest, but so as not to detract from the labels themselves.

Love how these boxes turned out, hope the recipients liked them too xx

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Wood Crate Birthday Party Favours


Today is little Maisy’s 1st birthday and I was delighted to be able to make the party favours for this special occasion. Once I’d decided on Wood Crate favours I knew I wanted a blushing bride and berry burst colour way.  I stamped the pretty floral stamp from the Wood Words stamp set over my blushing bride cardstock before using the matching Wood Crate Framelits Dies to cut two crates out and adhering the pieces together.

I love the versatility of this set and the fact that you can use the gorgeous Wood Textures DSP to create that rustic farmers market look or pretty up your crates by simply stamping over the cardstock in whatever images you’d like. The stamp set and dies are available to purchase in a bundle from the annual catalogue with a 10% discount.


The adorable tags were made using the Label Me Pretty stamp set and matching punch. I used my my Minc Foiling machine to create the personalized tag and foiled in pink on crumbcake cardstock.

For the favours themselves I filled some food safe cello bags with what can only be described as berry burst smarties and tied the bags with some fabulous jute twine.


Love how these turned out, unfortunately smarties were definitely harmed in the making of this project as I’d completely forgotten how good they tasted! Happy 1st Birthday Maisy 😘 xxx

Playful Pyramid Pals

So my playful pals stamp set and pyramid pals thinlets had been sitting on my crafting shelf for a while. I was beyond excited to start having some fun with these pals, it’s just that I knew that once I started playing, I wouldn’t be able to stop and I was so right! My nephew’s 4th birthday party seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out this awesome bundle and I went to town. I created far too many pals to talk about individually but I will give special mention to my favourite ones:

The Frog

I started with the frog and he was so simple to make but so adorable! I started by stamping his eyes onto whisper white cardstock and coloured the eyelids in with a garden green stampin’ marker. I then took a piece of 6” x 6” garden green cardstock and ran it through my big shot using the pyramid thinlet and I cut out the eyes and leg using those matching dies at the same time. You only get one die for each body part so you just need to run them through again to get another. Once I had my pyramid base cut out, I stamped the froggies’ smile onto the front part of the pyramid, adhered three sides of the pyramid together using tear and tape and left the fourth back part open. This cleverly folds into the back part of the pyramid without the need for glue which means you can fill your pals with treats and access them easily whilst preserving your pal! Finally I attached his eyes and legs using fast fuse.

The Pig

My pig was constructed in exactly the same way as the frog, except I used blushing bride cardstock for the pyramid base and his eyes were stamped directly onto the front of the pyramid. His ears and nose were cut from the matching dies in blushing bride glimmer paper. He was a cutie.

The Cow

To make the cow’s pyramid base, I cut my pyramid base from whisper white cardstock. I then mounted three different sized ‘spot’ stamps onto one clear acrylic block and stamped the spots in memento black ink all over the cardstock to create the cow pattern. If any of the stamped spot images were not entirely crisp, I filled in these parts with a basic black stampin’ marker. I coloured the outer part of his ears in using the same black marker and finally cut the nose from pink pirouette cardstock and coloured in his eyelids also in pink pirouette.

Once all my pals were made, I filled them with sweeties ready to distribute to a hungry bunch of 4 year olds. Don’t get me wrong, the kids loved their pals and I was delighted to see them opening them up and eating the goodies. But nothing could have quite prepared me for the parents, who seemed more taken with the pals than the kids! So fun to make, and adored by all, you just have to give these a go!! xx