Do you like to make items in addition to greeting cards with your paper crafting products? I know I love to make small treat packets and gift packaging. They’re fun to give out at classes and special events and to celebrate birthdays, say thank you, and more. These are also perfect for bridal or baby shower partyfavors.
I started playing with Stampin’ Up!’s Countryside Corners Dies. Find them on page 63 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.
These dies make great frames for cards, and they pair with the Countryside stamp set. But they’re also large enough to make a treat holder.
Countryside Corners Treat Holder
And, this design is easy peasy. Here are a few details. Be sure to watch the video below (a Facebook live replay) to see step-by-step instructions for making these fun treat packets.
- Use the largest die to cut the image from card stock (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″)
- Score the die cut 2 1/4″ on each end
- Choose the second largest die and cut some coordinating Designer Series Paper
- Trim two inches off each end of the image.
- Fold the card stock on the score lines
- Glue the DSP to each side
- Insert candy
- Pinch the top of the packet together and punch a hole with a small hole punch
- Add ribbon
- Decorate as you wish
Enjoy these two additional samples. Which one is your favorite?
The above packets uses the Starry Sky design from the 2022-2023 In Color 6 x 6 Paper Pack with a sentiment from Country Bouquet and flower from Petal Park.
And this last sample uses the Bright & Beautiful 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper with a sentiment from the Circle Sayings Stamp Set.
How To Video
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This is one of those projects I make each year: a desktop calendar. It’s fun to change the patterned paper and designs and to add a special quote or image.
The DIY desktop calendars with Post It Note pads are easy to create and to personalize. From co-workers to relatives to hostesses and bridge group buddies, these homemade calendars make great gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone.
2023 Desktop Calendar Samples
The calendar featured at the top of this post offers a sneak peek of Designer Series Paper you can earn free during the upcoming SaleABration promotion in January and February of 2023. I paired the Dandy Designs 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper with a sentiment from the Season of Chic stamp set (available in Stampiin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog) and the Something Fancy Dies (soon available in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog).
The above calendar uses patterns from the Butterfly Kisses 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog) and a butterfly die cut from the Brilliant Wings Dies (also Annual Catalog).
Desktop Calendar Measurements
See some starting measurements below. Be sure to watch the video to see how all of the pieces come together.
- Calendar base: 11 x 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4
- DSP piece for bottom: 5 1/4 x 4
- Coordinating card stock for base (on which to place note pad): 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
- Coordinating Card stock for calendar piece: 5 1/4 x 4
- DSP for top: 5 x 3 3/4
Please note: I purchased the mini calendars from Taylored Expressions.
2023 Desktop Calendar Samples Video
To see a few different designs from past years, click on the links below;
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Sometimes, you need a quick gift box for a last-minute gift. Keep some of Stampin’ Up!’s Kraft Gift Boxes on hand. (Find them on page 140 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.) You receive ten of them for $10. During SaleABration — now through August 31, 2002, receive a package free with a $50 order.
They’re very easy to assemble. Watch the video below for a quick visual.
They’re large enough to hold full-size cards and envelopes as well as other small gifts. And, you can decorate them any way you want to match the gift or the holiday for which you’re giving. Or, don’t decorate them at all; they have a peekaboo window to showcase what’s inside. Adorn with a ribbon and a gift tag, and you’re good to go!
Season of Chic Gift Box
Here are the other products I used to create this box:
- Gingham Cottage 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper–Pumpkin Pie Design (found in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog)
- Season of Chic Stamp Set
- Shaded Summer Stamp Set
- Stylish Shapes Dies
- Layering Circles Dies
- Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim
- Linen Thread
- Champagne Rhinestone Jewels
- Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso Ink
I created matching note cards to include in this gift box with the Kraft Note Cards and Envelopes.
Gift Box Video
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Isn’t Stampin’ Up!’s Sweetest Cherries just the cutest? The stamp set and punch combo make it an affordable purchase, as well as easy and versatile to use. Purchase them as a bundle and save 10 percent. Find them on page 19 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.
Today, I paired the bundle with Stampin’ Up!’s Peekaboo Treat Bags. Find these on page 140 of Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. You receive 10 treat bags (five craft and five white) for $6.00. There are so many ways to dress these up. I’m just showing you one option. I added pieces of Designer Series Paper (pieces of Old Olive from the Regals 6 x 6 Paper Assortments). But you could stamp on them and add tags and die cuts.
I can see them work for special occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. But they would also work well as gift card holders and most especially sweet treats. I found a variety of fun, cherry flavored candies to put in these after decorating.
Be sure to watch the video to learn a fun technique using clear embossing powder. This technique gives the cherry a lifelike shine.
Sweetest Cherries Peekaboo Bag Video
I’ve used this bundle in a variety of projects this month. Click on the highlighted links below to see the blog posts, photos, and videos.
Sweetest Cherries Thank You Card with Free Tutorial
A cute birthday card using the glimmer paper AND a super fun treat package
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I hope you’re enjoying Stampin’ Up!’s new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog! Sometimes, it takes awhile to discover all of the really fun and cool paper crafting products offered. The Mini Pocket Envelope dies present a lot of possibilities. Find this one in the back of the catalog on page 172.You can use any Designer Series Paper, almost any stamp set, and an array of embellishments with the die set to make handmade creations.
My first thoughts ran to treat packet holders. Then, I saw gift card holders — as a stand-alone project and as an attachment to a card. Use them for graduations, weddings, birthdays, and Christmas.
Today, I share a couple of versions of this with you. I know there are so many options!
The pocket can be used alone or on the front of a card.
This die is perfect for a graduation gift card holder.
Let’s not forget Christmas gift card holders.
I hope you enjoy these projects. Be sure to watch the video (a Facebook Live replay from May 17, 2022) to see how i created these holders.
Mini Pocket Envelope Samples Video
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Treat Holder 1
Christmas Gift Card Holder