Hinged Pumpkin Box

One of my favorite sweet treats is anything with White Chocolate.  I am always on the lookout for the White Chocolate Reeses’s.  I found the Pumpkins at the store the other day and new I had to find a treat holder it would fit.  I found one of The Paper Pixie boxes that I had to resize just a bit, but it is wonderful.  Julie is a dear friend and I always look to her projects when I need a box.



I took a side view picture so you could see the Diagonal of the lid.  Here is an open view.



And here is a link to The Paper Pixie’s video and directions for the box.  Mine is a bit longer.  It is easy to adjust the size to what you need.  Click HERE for The Paper Pixie Video.



The paper I used for this great little box is the Cute Halloween 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  For the base I chose Pumpkin Pie to match the candy wrapping.  The layer of the tag is Old Olive from the polka dots of the DSP.  I love all of the possibilities with the colors in the DSP piece.


The stamp set I used is the Cutest Halloween from page 51 of the Mini Catalog.  The entire Suite is on those pages.  A great thing about this stamp set is that the images are not scary.  I do not do scary!!  Which is another reason that I show a cat face to go with the Trick Or Treat!

Finishing Touches

To make the tag a little special, I used the Essential Tag Punch.  It adds just enough detail to keep the tag from being a bit plain.  The gorgeous ribbon is part of the Suite as well.  It is Black & White 1/4″ Gingham ribbon and is a dream to work with.

Don’t forget to check out The Paper Pixie video and see how easy this project is.

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Strawberry Fudge Treats

Today I have a quick “Treat” to share with you.  I have decorated another of the Love You Always Treat Boxes.  These boxes are wonderful.  They are on page 11 of the Mini Catalog.  You get 10 of them for $9.00.  They are a good size and are Food Safe! What a deal!



I paired the treat box with the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration and the Sweet Strawberry Bundle from the Mini Catalog. These all are a perfect match up.

I began my project deciding on the paper.  I love this green plaid.  (There is also a red plaid in the pack!)  I cut the DSP to 3 3/4 wide and wrapped it around the box, creasing the corners as I went.  I left enough at the end to overlap about 1/2″ .  I did not adhere the paper to the box but just a tight fit and adhered to itself.  Although you could adhere to the box if you wish.

The layer is from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I believe this was the third largest die.  I think it fits perfectly.  For the stamping, I stamped off Granny Apple Green to give a softer look.  I colored the leaves with Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend and the flowers with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  I had to add some Rhinestones to the flowers ,and one extra, for a touch of bling!

The strawberry is stamped three times  The fill color is Real Red Ink with Memento Tuxedo Black as the outline and the seeds.  I like having the black seeds.  I punched out all three berries using the Strawberry Builder Punch.  Each berry was then folded in half long way with the color to the inside.  I adhered the three together and then added them to the box using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I only punched one stem, folded it in half, and added it to the berry with a glue dot.

Here is a picture of the open box.


The candies are leftover Valentine treats.  For me the little hearts on the wrapper could be seeds from the strawberries.  And Yes, I have a good imagination, LOL!!!  I punched a leaf from the Strawberry Builder Punch for each of the candies.  They are adhered with just a Glue Dot.

I have made a similar box using the Snail Mail Suite of products.  You can see that box decorated by clicking HERE.  You can see on that link how much the box will hold.  It has candy and a Bath & Body Hand Sanitizer.

Sale-A-Bration is winding down.  There is only a little over a week left.  Just an idea…..The Sweet Strawberry Bundle along with the two pairs of Stampin’ Blends I used today, will get you to the $50.00 mark.  It is not enough to get the paper I used, sadly.  It is part of one of the $100.00 bundles.  But it will get you one of nine other FREE items.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will share the matching card for today’s project on Monday.  I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.


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Berry Calendar

I enjoy making little 3D items to give to friends for various occasions.  This year at Christmas I did a couple of more detailed projects.  One is a Stand Up Calendar / Post It Note Holder.  I had received one from a friend at our last in person Stampin’ Up! Event and have had it on my desk.  Every time I used it, I would think that I needed to make some of those.  Finally, the time was right.



Above is a photo of the closed notepad and you can see I do have the calendar.  I will say that my Christmas gifts did not have the calendar, as they were delayed in arriving.  (Imagine that with the crazy mail this holiday!)  So those had a stamped sentiment as the focal point.

Here is the stand up and open view.



For this version of the notepad, I used the Sweet Strawberry Bundle along with the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper.  The paper is part of the Sale-A-Bration Berry Blessings Bundle.  They are a great match!  I do love the contrast of the two different paper pieces I used.

For an added touch to the top of the notepad part, I stamped and punched a couple of strawberries.  I used Cherry Cobbler ink as the outline of the strawberry with Flirty Flamingo as the inside filler.  I paired the softness of the Flamingo with Granny Apple Green to keep my cheery strawberry theme going.

I have not done a video for this because when I looked, I found a couple of them.  I do have the measurements and instructions for you.  It is really quite simple.


  • Base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 3 and 5 1/2
  • Card stock same as base cut to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • DSP is 4 X 5 1/4 (need 2 of those)
  • Pen holder is 3 X 2, folded in half and secured together and then secured beneath the calendar
  • Notepad cover is 3 1/8 X 4 1/8, score on 4 1/8 side at 5/8 and 1
  • Calendar layers are 3 1/2 X 2 3/4 and 3 1/4 X 2 1/2 (I used Taylored Expresseions calendars, yours may be a different size)


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Bundle of Tags

I have been working on finishing my Christmas Cards, Gift Tags, and gifts for pharmacy and doctor offices.  I have a huge mess in my craft room.  I was supposed to be finished with everything by now, but life gets in the way sometimes!

A friend loves my projects and I usually give her some gift tags each year.  So that is my project to share with you today.  And Yes, I have already given them to her.  I wouldn’t want her to be as late as I am in wrapping gifts! 🙂


I kept the tags very simple.  Although I think they are pretty cute.  My favorite part is the tag itself.  It is the tag from the Die Set North Pole Wonder.  I will hold on to this set simply for that tag!  I paired it with the tree from the Merry Moose stamp set.  It is stamped in Just Jade Ink.  The sentiment is a favorite little one, little in size I mean.  It is from the Festive Post stamp set.

I finished the tag with the star from the All The Trimmings Embellishments. I used some old White Baker’s Twine to corral the ribbons.  I used the Bumblebee In Color Ribbon and left them not tied for ease in attaching to the packages in whatever way she wanted.  I can tell you that trying to gather those ribbons together to make them look even a little neat was not in the least easy!!  They did not want to cooperate at all.

I couldn’t simply give the bundle of tags!  So I created a little box to slip them into.


Stampin' Up!, Pine Tree Punch, North Pole Wonder, Festive Post, Merry Moose, All The Trimmings, Bumblee, Jackie Beers

The little box is made from Just Jade card stock with Tis The Season Designer Series Paper on the front and back.  I stamped the same little sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White and punched it out using the Pine Tree Punch.  I also added the same little star on the tree.  There are ten tags in the little box and it is pretty small.

Here are the measurements for the little box:

  • card stock cut to 4 7/8 X 3 1/2
  • score on the 3 1/2 at 1/2″
  • score on the 4 7/8 at 1/4, 2 3/8, 2 5/8, 4 3/4
  • Fold and burnish the score lines.
  • with the 1/2′ score line at the bottom.  Cut up each line to that score line.
  • Cut out the two tiny pieces.
  • Adhere the sides and the bottom.
  • The DSP is cut 2 wide by 3 1/8 tall
  • Adhere the DSP before putting the box together


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Card and Treat Box

I began today’s project making a treat box from the Little Treat Box Dies.  Of course after the box, I decided it needed a matching card.  So I have a two for one to share with you today.


Stampin' Up!, LIttle Treat, Gilded Autumn, Merry Hello, Plaid Tidings, Jackie Beers

I will begin with the Treat Box.  It is die cut using the Little Treats Dies and Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I wanted to use this paper because it is too pretty to put away now that the Fall season is about gone.  The Little Treat Die is so simple to make a box with.  It is one piece that is pre-scored and simply folds into place.

For the Treat box and the card, I stamped a tree from the Plaid Tidings stamp set.  I used Cinnamon Cider Ink on Mint Macaroon card stock.  For the box, I stamped two trees and folded them down the center.  They were then glued together and then to Gold Foil label and onto the box.  All of the trees have been touched up with Wink of Stella to give them a bit of frosty looking shine.

For the card, I used one stamped tree with the same Gold Foil label.  The label is the Everyday Label Punch.  I wanted as much of the pretty DSP to show as possible so I played around with the layout of the tree and the sentiment.  I finally decided on this vertical layout.  I used the Metallic Edge Ribbon as the anchor.  The gold edging matches the gold in the DSP.  And the ribbon would work on both the card and the box.

The sentiment is from the Merry Hello stamp set.  I cut the “A Merry Hello” and the Gold Foil layer using the Layering Circles.  For the final Gold touch, I added some of the Gold Gilded Gems.

The card layers are 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2.  The Gold Foil layer is 4 X 5 1/4, and the DSP layer is 3 7/8 X 5 3/8.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you like this little duo and will give the Little Treat Box a try.  They are the best yet, in my opinion, of the treat holder dies!




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Pals October 2020 Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Tag, You’re It” – tags or 3D projects to get you inspired for the upcoming gift season. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I decided to go with a Tag and a 3D Project.  I made a tag and a box that holds a Bath & Body Hand Sanitizer.  And who doesn’t need that right now!


Stampin' Up!, Pine Tree Punch, Green Foil, Tis The Season DSP, Peace & Joy, Jackie Beers

This is the box which holds the hand sanitizer.  I adapted it from The Paper Pixie’s Tombow Glue Box, with Julie’s permission.  The tree is using the beautiful Green Foil.  The “garland” is from the Peace & Joy Stamp set.  I used my paper snips to trim the two words, they are separate anyway. I decided they would work perfectly for the garland on the tree. Plus they coordinate with the Bronze Star.


You can see from this photo how the front flap tucks behind the top of the Christmas tree to close.  The bottle fits easily inside of the box.   You can also see the White Polka Dot Ribbon.  LOL!!  It cannot be seen in the first picture due to the white background.  There is actually a bow on the top of the lid.

And here is the matching Tag.  Both items use Cherry Cobbler card stock along with the Tis The Season Designer Series Paper, as well as the White Polka Dot Ribbon.  Also…..the “bronze” or metallic look to both of the “garlands” stamping is not a metallic ink.  It is the Cinnamon Cider Ink!!  That is an amazing find to me.


The garland phrase on this tree is from the Warm & Toasty stamp set. I have actually made a dozen of these tags for a friend to use.  I added a white layer, the same size as the DSP layer on the front, to the back with a “To / From” stamp.  She fell in love with my prototype for this.  That was nice!

I hope you like today’s projects.  I would love it if you left a comment.  And I have added the template and measurements for the box just below.  Then please continue on to  the Blog Hop Lineup.

Box Template and Measurements:


Measurements for the Box:

  • The card stock is cut 6 X 5 3/4
  • Score the 6″ side at 1/2, 1 1/2, 3 1/4, 4 1/4
  • Score the 5 3/4″ side at 1, 3 3/4, 4 3/4
  • Follow the templates below for cutting
  • DSP is : 2 @ 1 1/2 X 2 1/2,    2 @ 3/4 X 2 1/2,    2 @ 3/4 1 1/2


More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 11th when our theme is “Pile It On!” Participants will showcase projects with lots of layers, embellishments and/or texture. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  8. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  14. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…