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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Gleaming Holly

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving however you celebrated the day!  Today I am playing along with the Global Design Project and the Case The Designer.  In doing so, I broke out the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper for the first time.  Oh My!!!  I am in love with this paper.  I hope you will be as well.


Stampin' Up!, Christmas Gleaming, Poinsettia Place, Stitched Shapes, Jackie Beers

I love the softness of the colors in this sheet of holly from the Poinsettia Place DSP.  The color is not listed as a matching color on the package, but I decided the light background was a perfect match to Soft Sea Foam.  To break it up, I added a layer of Bumblebee, which pairs with the yellow on the leaves.

My layout is from the Global Design Project #268, Case The Designer.  Here is the card I am casing.

My Holly is a favorite, and has been since it is from the Returning Favorite stamp set of Christmas Gleaming.  I have used this holly quite a few times.  But what else would I use to match this paper. For a change of pace, I heat embossed the holly in gold before coloring with the Stampin’ Blends.  The gold doesn’t show as well as I thought it would.  But it made the coloring a dream!  And I did remember to use a tissue to clean off the embossing after I finished coloring.

The layers of the holly are cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I have not used these in quite a while.  They give a bit more area between the layers.  The Merry Christmas is from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set as well.  I stamped it in Real Red and then fussy cut, which was very easy with straight lines, close to the edge for my little sentiment tag.

In casing the designer’s card, I used only a couple of items for the underneath layers.  The base of that layer is the Wonder Of The Season Designer Series Paper.  I used the piece with the gold foil writing.  The ribbon is the Real Red Sheer Ribbon.  I also added a few of the Gilded Gold Gems around the card.

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Singing Bunnies

I hope you found some products that you needed on yesterday’s 24 Hour Sale.  I stocked up on some of the card stock, replaced an ink pad, and a few sets that I had been hesitating on. 🙂

Today’s project is a quick and cute little Christmas or Winter card.  It features the Warm & Toasty stamp set, along with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper.


These little bunnies seem to be having a jolly time singing their songs.  I went with the haphazard layout of the layers for a bit of extra fun.  The bunnies are stamped and colored using Stampin’ Blends.  They are punched using the Label Me Lovely Punch.  For more texture, I added a mix of ribbon pieces behind the punched layer.  I colored the Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon with the Poppy Parade Stampn’ Blend for that bright Poppy color!

I stamped the sentiment, which is included in the stamp set, directly on the DSP.  This was another pretty quick card that would be great for multiples.  The background layers are 5 X 3 3/4 and 4 3/4 X 3 1/2.

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Toile Gift Card Holder

I really like the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper.  I have used it a few times this season since it came back as a Returning Favorite.  Today I have a little bit different fold to showcase it.  Because the paper is so pretty, I hate covering it up.  And it is difficult to find ways to Not cover it.

I paired the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper with the Gift Wrapped Bundle.  To not cover the DSP, I created a band to go around the card to hold it closed.  Did I mention it was a Gift Card Holder?  You know how much I love these!!

Here is the inside view

The gift card slot is just above my watermark.  I was not thinking that I did not have a card in there!

From this picture I think you can see that the card is basically divided into two equal parts.  The DSP is cut to line up perfectly.  And the seem is covered my the belly band.

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Measurements and Directions for today’s project:

  • Card base of Garden Green is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • Very Vanilla is cut to 4 X 10 1/4, and scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4
  • The 8 1/4 fold is for the gift card. Fold it to the inside and punch a thumb hole using a circle punch inserted halfway prior to securing the edges with Tear & Tape
  • DSP is one piece cut 3 3/4 X 5. On the 5″ side cut at the 2 1/2 mark for two equal pieces.
  • Adhere one piece to the front of the fold down (gift card) section, close it and then add the second piece and align them
  • The belly band is 1 1/2 X 11. Score at 2 5/8 and 7. Fold and burnish.
  • Wrap around the closed card and secure the overlap in front.
  • Add the stamped and punched bow and tag so they cover the overlap on the band

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Reindeer Tag

The Wishes & Wonder Bundle is simply wonderful with each piece even better than the last.  My two favorites are the reindeer and the tag.  Since they are my favorites, I combined them for this card.

I combined the gorgeous Gold Foil with the equally beautiful Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper.  The DSP seemed to have a pink/red tint to it.  I tried holding it against a variety of different colors and decided that Merry Merlot was my favorite.  Of course, the photo does not do that justice.

I stamped and die cut the circle image and also die cut the tag.  I think the tag is a keeper for sure.  It is a perfect size for many projects.  The reindeer , or probably just a regular deer,  has wonderful details and they really show with the foil.

To finish off the tag, I added the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  It seemed to match the frost of the DSP.  I also stamped the inside of the card.  Here is a view of that.

These images are also from the stamp set.

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Frosty’s Cocoa Gift

You all know how much I love Gift Card Holders.  As much as I love them, I am sad that I will be using more for this Christmas gift giving.  That said, I have been working on creating a few different ones to use.  Today’s is a fun one using Snowflake Splendor.


I am not sure if this is funny or sad!   Poor Frosty!!   My idea is to pair this with a treat bag with some instant cocoa and a gift card to a coffee shop.  Coffee shops generally have hot cocoa as well.

The Designer Series Paper on the left side is from the Snowflake Splendor DSP.  I am so in love with the colors of that pack.  I was thrilled to find that Frosty fit perfectly inside the Stitched So Sweetly Die.  The matching Die makes that layer a great size for overlapping the front and inside sections.

Here is a view of the inside.

The frosty image and the “Sadly….” are from the Don’t Stop Believin’ stamp set.  I love every stamp in that set!  The inside sentiment and the mug are from the Warm Hugs stamp set.  There are dies for the circle image, but I chose to simply stamp them on that inside layer.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I have all of the measurements listed next and all of the products I used are at the bottom of the post.


  • The base card is Pacific Point card stock cut to 4 1/4 X  10 1/2, scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4.
  • I normally use the 1′ circle punch for the thumb hole, but since it is retired, I tried the 2″ and it works even better.  TIP:  Center and Hold the DSP against the edge of the card holder when you punch the thumb hole. Then when you attach it, the cut out matches perfectly.
  • All inside pieces and the front DSP are 4 X 2 1/2
  • The gift card DSP is 4 X 2




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