In the next couple of days, I am sharing a couple of items that are on the chopping block .  Don’t panic, I simply mean they are retiring.  This makes me sad because I hate to see some great sets get sent out to pasture. Although if Stampin’ Up! did not do that there would not be room to add new products.  And I love new products the best!!  It is just one of life’s dilemmas.

To say goodbye to some of these lovely stamp sets and dies, I thought I would share some projects with you that showcase them over the next couple of days.  The 2019 Occasions Catalog does not begin until the 3rd of January, so we still have a few more days of play time.

Today’s project is last minute treat holders.  I know everything I have done this holiday season has been last minute.   And I have used these little treat holders a few times. I say “last Minute” because they are very quick and easy to make.  I thought they would also be good for a New Year’s Eve or Day idea.  A friend used to always have a New Year’s Day Brunch and this would be a cute Table Favor type item.

So here are my boxes.  I used a variety of papers to show they look terrific no matter the color scheme.


Takeout Treats Bundle, 149990


I used two DSP from the retiring list and one from the new Occasions Catalog.  And here is one filled with some really yummy cinnamon candy.


Takeout Treats Bundle, 149990


The one with the candy is from the All My Love Designer Series Paper.  I believe these would make great little Valentines’s Day Treats for any group of folks (young or old).

I am showing extra pictures today.  I wanted to show you the use of a BLANK when stamping multiples of something.  And of course, it showcases the Stamparatus!



I die cut out the tags I needed from this scrap piece of paper.  I then placed it in the Stamparatus.  As you can see in the bottom right opening, I stamped there to make sure I had the stamp positioned properly.  Now I simple put my tags back into that bottom right slot and stamp each one.



I feel like I have found the lucky pot of gold every time I use this method.  It is so much easier than trying to die cut the already stamped paper, or lining up the old Stamp – a – majig each time.  Plus extra uses for the Stamparatus are wonderful.

As I offered back in the Fall,  if you purchase a Stamparatus from me, I will send you the Stamp ‘n Storage Magnet pad spacer free of charge.

I do have one tip for these Takeout Treat Boxes.  Be careful in your cutting out of the pattern if you have directional paper.  You have to think about it a minute as you lay out the piece so both sides are going in the correct direction.  Remember, you have to cut two of the shape to make one box.  Also, you really should use the Multi-purpose Liquid Glue for these.  It gives you just a minute of wiggle room to get the seams lined up perfectly.  Normally I do not use glue because I make a mess.  But for these type projects it is definitely the way to go.

Thank you so much for viking today!  I hope you will return tomorrow for my next Retiring Project.  As always the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.

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Additional quick pictures




Supply List