Little Treat Box Dies

A fun project featuring Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new Little Treat Box Dies.

Little Treat Box Dies

It’s an exciting day! Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is live! That means you can order from an awesome collection of paper crafting products. Look for new and exclusive items for Halloween, fall, Thanksgiving Christmas, winter, and more. From kits to suites and bundles and papers, this mini catalog (formerly the Holiday Catalog) offers a host of fun products.

Need a catalog? Send me an email or leave a comment on this post. I’ll get one in the mail to you!

Little Treat Box Dies

As a demonstrator, I had the opportunity to order early. What a hard decision! (Just get it all, right?) But, I’m always drawn to treat packets. They are fun to make and fun to give. Especially when you can add chocolate.

The treat pictured here is made with the Little Treat Box Dies. I selected this as one of my first purchases because:

  • It uses just one 6 x 6 piece of card stock.
  • The scores and cuts make it easy to assemble the box.
  • No adhesive is necessary. Just put it together.
  • The coordinating stamp set — Little Treats — contains images for Halloween, Christmas, weddings, general birthdays, and more. Very versatile and worth the investment.
  • It’s super cute!

I decorated the box with pieces of the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (found in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog), vellum, and ribbon.

Here are what the dies look like.

Little Treat Box Dies

Here’s the stamp set. Buy the bundle for $53 and you save 10 percent.

Little Treats

Here’s another creation with a different color scheme and a different folding technique.

Little Treat Box Dies

Earlier today, I did a Facebook Live showing how I this box goes together. I converted it to a YouTube video. Give it a watch.



Supplies Used to Create this Treat



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Stampin’ Friends: Perfectly Plaid

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop where I’m featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Perfectly Plaid stamp set for a handmade greeting card and easy gift card holder.

Thanks for joining us on our monthly blog hop. The theme this month is “anything goes.” That fits perfectly with my theme this month. Be sure to visit all of the hops on the blog and leave comments.

Each Thursday this month, I’m featuring a Christmas or holiday themed card using products found in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

For this card, I used the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and coordinating Pine Tree Punch. The set and punch carried over from last year’s Holiday Catalog. Now, we can get a jump start on our holiday greeting card making with this awesome and popular duo.

Stampin’ Friends: Perfectly Plaid Card

Stampin' Friends: Perfectly Plaid

In addition to the the stamp set and punch, here are some of the Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

  • 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (Just Jade)
  • Playful Pets Designer Series Paper
  • Real Red card stock and Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Just Jade Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Red Rhinestones

This is a clean and simple and easy-to-create card. See the end of the post to purchase the products used to create this card.

Perfectly Plaid Gift Coordinating Card Holder

Gift card holders are a popular item for the holidays. I created a coordinating holder using the same products as the card above. To create the holder base, start with a piece of card stock measuring 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Score at 2 1/2″ and 6 1/2″. Fold the bottom piece up, adhering just the sides of the card stock with Tear and Tape to make a pocket for the gift card. I used small Velcro dots to the flap down. Decorate any way you wish.

Stampin' Friends: Perfectly Plaid

Stampin' Friends: Perfectly Plaid

Stampin' Friends: Perfectly PlaidStampin' Friends: Perfectly Plaid

Bonus Days is Ongoing

Now through August 3, receive a $5 bonus coupon with each purchase of $50 or more before tax and shipping. Earn and redeem as many coupons as you like! (You’ll be ready to spend in August when Stampin’ Up!”s August-December Mini Catalog goes live August 4.) Stampin’ Up! delivers the codes via email. Be sure to save the code in a safe spot or print the email. Codes redeemable through August 31.

When you purchase the Perfectly Plaid stamp set ($17), the Pine Tree Punch ($18), 2020-2022 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper ($11.50), and the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper ($11.50), you qualify for one $5 Bonus Code to use in August. How easy is that?

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions on how this card came together. I’m happy to help with any of your crafting needs or questions.


Blog Hop List

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Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Playing with Stampin’ Up!’s Daisy Lane stamp set, the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box, and Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper.

Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box


In the last week, I’ve been on a binge creating fun projects with Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes. I love the versatility and the ability to decorate in a number of ways. A package of 10 sells for $7.50. And, they hold a variety of different items.

See this previous post about sponging the boxes: Sending Sunshine

This post showcases using Designer Series Paper: Playful Pets Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes

Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Did you know the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box are a perfect fit for Stampin’ Up!’s note cards and envelopes? These pre-cut and scored card bases (20 for $7) offer a way to create quick and easy cards. Look for them in Whisper White and Very Vanilla. Wouldn’t these make a great hostess gift? Or a fun set to send in the mail?

Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

I decorated the box with the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and created coordinating cards to go inside. The Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch made this project quick and easy.


Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

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Daisy Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

August Paper Pumpkin

The Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes are inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s full-size version of its monthly crafting kit, Paper Pumpkin. Each month, subscribers receive a one-of-a-kind crafting experience all tucked into a box delivered to your mailbox. The kits contain and exclusive stamp set, a mini ink pad, and the ingredients to create that month’s project. In a month’s time, you’ll have collected twelve different stamp sets and twelve different mini ink pads you can use to create your own handmade greeting cards.

Subscribe by August 10 to receive August’s kit: Celebrate the World’s Greatest. This kit focuses on the everyday heroese—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

This kit allows you to create nine handmade greeting cards with coordinating envelopes for just $22 + tax (shipping is included).

Use this link to subscribe:

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions or comments about today’s project. I’m happy to help!


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Playful Pets Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Had a lot of fun with the Playful Pets suite and Mini Paper Pumpkin Box.

Playful Pets Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

I love, love, love all of the elements in Stampin’ Up!’s Playful Pets Suite. We didn’t have a dog or cat growing up. (We kept rabbits as pets!) But as soon as my sisters and I moved out of the house, my parents purchased a dog, a Brittany Spaniel named Dirk. Then, slowly, my sisters and I became dog owners.

We had a Basset Hound called Max, and my sister, Kara, owns a Boston Terrior named Reggie. My son’s girlfriend has Stan, a Yorkie. So, the dog-themed stamp set (Pampered Pets), the coordinating dies (Pets Dies), and the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper spoke to me.

Playful Pets Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

And, what fun to combine it with Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes and the Playful Alphabet to create fun treat packing. I started with Stan, the Yorkie. The Designer Series Paper includes an image of a Yorkie. I cut that out with the small oval from the Stitched Shapes and layered it with selections from the layered ovals. So cute!

Here’s a picture of Stan!

Playful Pets Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

I didn’t want Reggie to feel left out. So I used the Playful Alphabet to die cut the letters to spell “woof.” Super cute, isn’t it? I’ve put little dog treats and poop bags inside.

Playful Pets Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Now, here’s a picture of Reggie when he was a puppy. Who can resist that cute little face?

Playful Pets Mini Paper Pumkin Box

I appreciate being able to create fun and whimsical cards and treats for friends and family. These Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes are perfect for lots of ideas. Each package contains 10 boxes for $7.50. See this post for the box of sunshine I recently created. (Be sure to check it out. There’s also a quick Facebook Live replay.)

Playful Pets Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Find the Playful Pets Suite beginning on page 40 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. And, no worries, if you’re a cat lover, this suite has images for you, too.

Leave a comment about your favorite pet — yours or someone else’s — and I’ll draw for one winner to receive one of these fun handmade boxes. Deadline to comment is July 27.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed these projects and the pups that inspired them.

Click on the photo graphics below to purchase the items to create these at home. I’m always happy to answer any questions you have about projects for product.



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Sending Sunshine

Today, I’m showing you how I’m sending sunshine Stampin’ Up! style!

Sendng Sunshine

In case you hadn’t heard, a new trend is here: Sharing Sunshine (#ShareSushine). You fill a box with any yellow items you can find, and send it to someone to let them know you’re thinking of them. Stampin’ Up!’s June monthly crafting kit, Paper Pumpkin, focused on sharing sunshine. The kit contents, delivered in a bright yellow box, contained cards that featured sunshine and caring. We created the cards and decorated the box and sent it to a friend.

Unfortunately, the kit sold out. But you can still share sunshine using Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes. A package of 10 boxes costs just $7.50. Decorate them any way you like, fill with goodies, and send.

Sending Sunshine

The boxes come in plain white. I colored the box above with Stampin’ Up!”s Sponge Brayers and Balmy Blue ink, layering on the ink until I received the desired look. I didn’t strive for a perfect solid color; I wanted it to look like sky with a few wispy clouds overhead.

To create the sun, I used the Stitched Shapes Dies (large circle) and the Stitched Triangles (itty bitty triangle) to die cut the images from one sheet of the Playful Patterns 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. I stamped the sentiment from the June Paper Pumpkin directly on the box using Memento ink. Don’t have that stamp set? Stampin’ Up!’s Under My Umbrella and Sending Sunshine also have sayings appropriate for a box of sunshine.

I added a piece of yellow tissue paper and a handful of fun, yellow items. Ready to send to a friend!

Share Sunshine

Take a look at this YouTube video showing how I created the box. (It’s a replay of a Facebook Live.)



Bonus Days are Back

Through August 3, receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon for each $50 purchase (before tax and shipping). Beginning August 4, redeem you coupons. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can collect or redeem. Use them to purchase brad-new product fro Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog, which goes live August 4.

Thanks for stopping by today! Here’s a list of products used to create today’s project. Click on the graphics to go directly to my online store to shop 24/7.

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