Cute 12×12 Treat Bag

Adorable 12″ x 12″ Birthday Treat Bag Tutorial



Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Birthday Basic DSP
  • Basic Gray card stock
  • Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Trim
  • Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Ribbon
  • Stampin Trimmer
  • 1/8″ Hole Punch
  • Sticky Strip

As I was perusing Pinterest this morning, I ran across the cutest bag tutorial from Pootles Papercrafts, another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  I am trying to use up my enormous stash of designer series paper and this is the perfect way to do it.  In addition,  the DSP is retiring on the first of June and you don’t want to miss out.

Let me tell you a little secret. Tomorrow there is going to be a HUGE CLEARANCE BLOWOUT.  And everything is going to sell out.  At like 12:00AM. So, with that said, order TODAY or at midnight tonight, because when items hit the clearance rack, they rarely last more than a few hours!

I am going to refer you to the video because it makes putting it together easier for you and will make more sense. However, I have listed the measurements and directions below so that you can look back for reference and go along with the video.

Here is the link to the tutorial:


Use DSP Paper that measures 12×12″

Score at 2 1/4, 5 3/4, 8, 11 1/2″.

Score on the opposite side at 2 1/4 and  9 1/4″.

Cut all bottom slits (smaller scored side).  Cut out the smallest sliver. For the top, which is the larger of the scored panels, cut off all but the second panel from the right, including the sliver (So that makes it the first LARGE panel on the right hand side- leave that one in tact).

Happy Crafting!


Tea Time at the Craft Fair

This past weekend was the local High School Craft Fair.  I set up a table with some handmade cards, goodies, and gifts along with a small sample of all Stampin’ Up! has to offer.  I love having the opportunity to share all of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! with other people.

One of my favorite little treats from the day were these adorable Friendship Teas.  I made tea packet holders from card stock, added Tea for Two designer series paper, tied with a ribbon and a cute friendship tea poem.  I used Tazo Mint and Tazo Passion tea (they are my favorite). I stamped the Tea Party stamp in Pool Party ink and then colored the tea cup with Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzaz.  I added a small strip of Scalloped Dotted Border inside to fancy them up.


Don’t you just love the mustache basket that they are stored in?1897786_10100188767984559_1539365396_n


Here’s a close up of the packets.



Finally, one of my newest goals for Stamp Events is to display some items from the catalog and ways to use them.  I thought it was also important to have a cohesive feel to the display.  Here are some elements I considered:

Color:  To achieve this I chose colors to use- black, gold, white and teal.  I stuck exclusively with these colors for the table cloths, display holders, buckets, trays, etc. It helps pull all of the elements together.

Project Board: I also wanted to display some of the awesome projects you can make at Stamp Club, workshops, stamp parties, and as a demonstrator.  I think the Stamp Club board did a great job of displaying card samples.

Vignette:  Arranging the items in mini groupings sets the mood, pulls together items, and polishes the display.  It brings in a WOW factor.  Here I used the white shelf to house cards and prop up the Burlap and Blooms Wreath. It adds height, showcases cards and is used as a prop for the wreath.

Make & Take:  What’s the best way to excite people about stamping? Let them make a card! I set up a simple make and take card that was stamped, colored with markers and topped off with washi tape. Once you’ve stamped, you’ll never want to stop.

I hope to post more pictures as the week goes on. In the meantime, Happy Crafting.

Wine Bottle Tags

Going to a party or entertaining friends? No bottle of wine is complete without these adorable mini wine tags!  Check out the details below.


Wine Bottle Tag Supplies:

  • Petite Pairs stamp set
  • Coastal Cabana card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Modern Medley DSP
  • Bermuda Bay ink
  • Labels Framelits
  • Coastal Cabana Ribbon
  • 1 3/8” Circle Punch
  • Dimensionals


  1. Cut Coastal Cabana card stock to 2 ¼”x 8”.
  2. Score and fold at 2 ¼.
  3. Cut Modern Medley DSP to 2” x 5”.  Adhere to middle of Coastal Cabana tag.
  4. Punch 1 3/8” circle out of top portion of Coastal Cabana card stock.
  5. Stamp Petite Pairs onto Very Vanilla smallest label framelit in Bermuda Bay ink.
  6. Adhere with dimensional.
  7. Cut a pennant into bottom of tag.  Decorate with Coastal Cabana ribbon.

Envelope Liner Gift Card Holder

Need a gift card holder in a flash?  Get out your Envelope Liner Framelit dies.  Pick out your favorite designer series paper (I chose Modern Medley) and a coordinating card stock.  With a quick turn of the Big Shot all you have to do is glue, stamp a quick word, tie a ribbon and you’re ready to pop in a gift card.

If you haven’y already ordered your Envelope Liners for making pretty envelopes, now is the time to order it so you can make these adorable gift card holder cards. Enjoy!!


Gift Card Holder Supplies:

  • Make A Wish stamp set
  • Silver Encore Ink
  • Medium Envelope Liner Framelit Dies
  • 5 ½ x 5 ½ Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
  • 5 ½ x 5 ½ Basic Black Card stock
  • Silver Ribbon to embellish


  1. Die cut one sheet of DSP and one sheet of card stock with Envelope Liner Die & Big Shot (layer them and cut at the same time).
  2. Score straight across DSP where top of liner narrows.
  3. Adhere bottom and sides of DSP to card stock base with Sticky Strip.
  4. Fold down top DSP flap along score line, adhere with Snail adhesive.
  5. Stamp Make a Wish in Silver Encore Ink. Tie Silver ribbon across front of card.

Here’s an alternate card for your viewing pleasure.


Happy Crafting!

Petite purse treats & NEW ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD

Stampin’ Up! Is so amazing!! New products everyday and with the release of the Holiday Catalog I’m just overwhelmed.  To make things better, this brand new Envelope Punch is coming out!

You will be able to make envelopes of any size with this cute little guy- out of card stock, designer paper, and more.

Available September 1, 2013



Some exciting details:

  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes
  • It’s super easy to use
  • It’s small and lightweight
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners
  • The price is terrific- $19.95
  • It will be in next year’s annual catalog, so it’s here to stay
  • Contact me to order yours, as they will be available for order September 1, 2013 — only 15 days!! Woo!!

Petite Purse


You may have seen a sneak peek of this cute purse if you follow my instagram or looked at the side bar of my blog that shows my most recent photos.  But, there wasn’t really an explanation to go with it, and it probably wasn’t as bright and vibrant.

I absolutely love the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper.  The Black and Vanilla look suits my taste so well.  I knew I wanted to make a cute treat purse for my Stamp Club.  I knew I wanted to use Modern Medley DSP & a pop of color.  Strawberry Slush stretch ruffled trim and an In Color detail did the trick.

I cut out a sheet of 12″ x” 6 DSP. I laid it on the Petite Purse Die strategically lining it up with the horizontal score line so that the dots would be facing the correct direction, if that makes sense. I wanted them to be straight on the front not off centered or rotated. I ran the die through the Big Shot and adhered the purse with Crystal Effects- my go to choice for adhering die cuts like this. I cut a piece of Strawberry Slush trim and glued it to the underside of the purse flap with TomBow Monoadhesive glue. Just draw a line with glue, place the ruffled trim and hold for a few seconds.  Add an In Color Boutique Detail to the front center for another pop of color.  Done!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Modern Medley DSP
  • Big Shot
  • Petite Purse Die
  • Crystal Effects
  • TomBow Glue
  • In Color Boutique Details
  • Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffled Trim

That was quick and easy and looks adorable. Now add a piece or two of chocolate and it’s the perfect treat to show appreciation. Happy Stamping!


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