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Mini Pizza Box Christmas Gift Idea

 

If you joined me here yesterday you saw the results of our girls crafting day "Be Merry rosette ornaments" creations, and today I'm sharing a fun thing you might like to do with them.. put one on a Mini Pizza Box for a great little neighbor gift, teacher appreciation gift, co-worker gift, etc.!

 

Stampin' UP! mini pizza box gift idea with Be Merry rosette ornament on top. Perfect for gift giving: cookies, candy, gift cards, jewelry, notes, photos and more! by Patty Bennett

 

This is one of the 7 projects we created last month at our Luv 2 Stamp Group event.  We made the rosette ornaments from the Be Merry kit and hot glued them to a pizza box!  It's the perfect little container for some holiday candy, treats or gift card!

We found that a hot glue gun was a great help in securing all these layers together.

 

Stampin' UP! mini pizza box gift idea with Be Merry rosette ornament on top, featuring Quilted Christmas accessories. Perfect for gift giving: cookies, candy, gift cards, jewelry, notes, photos and more! by Patty Bennett

In addition to the contents of the Be Merry ornament kit, we added a Foil Snowflake, punched circle from the Quilted Christmas designer paper stack, a stamped greeting from the Christmas Happiness stamp set, tag border from the Labels to Love set, and the Everyday Label punch. We also added an adorable stitched felt red star from the Stitched Felt Embellishments package, topped off with the Quilted Christmas 1/4" ribbon bow.

Final touches of gold: Faceted Gold Gems and Gold Metallic enamel shaped stars.

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Stampin' UP! mini pizza box gift idea with Be Merry rosette ornament on top. Perfect for gift giving: cookies, candy, gift cards, jewelry, notes, photos and more! by Patty Bennett

 

It's no surprise that these Mini Pizza Boxes are the best selling Holiday catalog accessory in the 2017 Holiday catalog! They are so handy and value priced!!   10 in a pack for only $6.00!

 Ideas to put inside your Mini Pizza Box:

  • cookies
  • candy
  • gift cards
  • notes
  • photos
  • coupons
  • jewelry

Stampin' UP! mini pizza box gift idea with Be Merry rosette ornament on top. Perfect for gift giving: cookies, candy, gift cards, jewelry, notes, photos and more! by Patty Bennett

 

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Gather some friends for a Fun Crafting Day

 

Get ready to have a really fun crafting day with your friends!  Order a Be Merry Kit, a couple of extra embellishments if you like, and have your hot glue guns ready, and you are in for a treat!

 

Stampin' UP! Be Merry Kit - ornament making day with friends!

 

 7 of us gathered last week to create these beautiful Christmas tree ornaments and enjoy lunch and some "girl time" and we had a blast!

 

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

 

While I did bring extra embellishments to add to our ornaments, it's not necessary.. you will find lots of fun supplies in the kit, found on page 32 of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  I've listed all the "extras" I brought at the bottom of this blog post. 

 

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

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Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

Karen (left) is our only "non crafty" friend.. she loves and appreciates what we create, but she has never attended a class or event before.. she was SO THRILLED with the ornaments she made!  It made me happy!  And it had been awhile since we has seen our friend Saundra, so that was great to spend the day with her too.  Below, right: Joy showing us one of her ornaments.

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

 

Aren't they all so pretty!?  We each made 3 or 4 ornaments and loved how they turned out!

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

 

The super fabulous feature about this Be Merry kit is that all 12 rosettes are already precut, scored, etc., you just fan them out and stick the 2 ends together to make the rosettes!!!!

 

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

 

We added some Foil Snowflakes, Foil Metallic Doilies, and stitched felt embellishments.  All links to the kit and extra products are at the bottom of this post.

 

Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

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Stampin' UP! Be Merry kit - create Christmas Tree rosette ornaments with this fabulous kit!

Thank you for joining me today!  Hope you enjoyed these ornament ideas!

 

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 You will definitely want a Hot Glue Gun in addition to the kit.  The other supplies are fun embellishments that we used but are not necessary to the completion of the kit.
 
 
 

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Perfect Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Idea

 

We're so excited because my sister-in-law invited us to her home for Thanksgiving again this year.. we love and appreciate her hospitality!  I think this will make a sweet hostess gift to take to her!!  I used the Stampin' UP! Painted Harvest stamp set to stamp the sunflower image, leaves and thankful greeting, and the Gourd Goodness stamp set to stamp the pumpkins.

 

Painted Harvest and Gourd Goodness sunflower and pumpkins Hostess gift idea for Thanksgiving. Stampin' Up! supplies available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

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This jar is actually a candle holder jar from Michaels (see THIS post), but I took the candle holder part out, and filled the jar with candy, and then covered the hole in the lid with the stamped sunflower on the punched out circle!

 

Painted Harvest and Gourd Goodness sunflower and pumpkins Hostess gift idea for Thanksgiving. Stampin' Up! supplies available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

To take out the candle holder portion, I just wiggled the piece back and forth and it eventually broke the weld.  Easy.

I tied it up with the 3/8" Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon.

The pumpkins are stamped with Peekaboo peach and Pumpkin Pie ink. I love the photo-realistic images in this Gourd Goodness set.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to add them to a die cut Stitched Shape Whisper White oval piece. I stamped the greeting from Painted Harvest in Cajun Craze ink.

 The leaves are stamped and punched using the stamps in the Painted Harvest bundle - SAVE 10% when you buy the bundle including the stamp set and leaf punch! See the bottom of this post for all shopping info!

 

Painted Harvest and Gourd Goodness sunflower and pumpkins Hostess gift idea for Thanksgiving. Stampin' Up! supplies available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

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Decorated Candle Holder Holiday Gift Idea

 This adorable little candle holder was one of the 7 projects we created at our Luv 2 Stamp Group team event last weekend.  Everyone really seemed to enjoy creating them with Stampin' Up! supplies!!  I hope you enjoy the idea too - great for a neighbor gift, teacher gift, co-worker or for your own home!

 

Decorated DIY Candle Holder holiday project - perfect for a neighbor gift, teacher gift, or for your own home. Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog crafting supplies available at www.pattystamps.com

 

I found these cute jar / candle holders at Michael's (actually had to go to 2 stores to get 35 of them for our event), and we did a super simple decoration with the Jute Twine, a stamped/layered tag, the Holly/Berry felt embellishment and come colored White Perfect accents!

 

Decorated DIY Candle Holder holiday project - perfect for a neighbor gift, teacher gift, or for your own home. Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog crafting supplies available at www.pattystamps.com

As I mentioned above, I found these cute little candle holder jars at Michaels.  They have them in all different colors ... colored glass, colored lids... they are pretty cute!

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Decorated DIY Candle Holder holiday project - perfect for a neighbor gift, teacher gift, or for your own home. Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog crafting supplies available at www.pattystamps.com

 

 The stamped tag is from the Labels to Love stamp set, stamped in Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist.  It's punched out with the Everyday Label punch, and layered onto a Real Red Stitched Shape Oval, and onto a Lemon Lime Twist scalloped oval (from the Layering Ovals framelit set).  These supplies are found in the Annual 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog, and in the 2017 Holiday catalog, and also linked in my online store at the bottom of this post for your shopping convenience.

 

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Halloween Treat Bags featuring Spooky Night paper

 Spooky Cat Halloween Treats - super easy using 2"x8" cello bags from Stampin' UP!

 

Spooky Cat stamp set and Spooky Night Halloween paper from Stampin' Up! are the perfect accents for these 2x8 cello treat bags for your trick or treaters!

 

 I found these fun orange slice candy pieces to be a perfect fit in the 2"x8" cello bags, and I just tied them up with the Vintage Crochet Black trim, then added tags featuring the Spooky Night Halloween paper!!

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  • Punch out the cat with the Cat Punch
  • Cut out the hats with Paper Snips
  • Die cut the Pumpkins with the Patterned Pumpkin thinlits

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Spooky Cat stamp set and Spooky Night Halloween paper from Stampin' Up! are the perfect accents for these 2x8 cello treat bags for your trick or treaters!

 

You'll love how quickly you can make Halloween Treats with all these fun preprinted Halloween patterns from the Spooky Night paper pack.  You get 12 sheets, each 12"x12"!!!  Click to order.

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Spooky Night Treat Tube Halloween Treats

 As crafters, we are always looking for a fun, new way to create and give a handmade card, gift or treat to friends and family. The new Stampin' UP! Treat Tubes are the perfect solution for creative treat packaging!!

Use them for Halloween (as shown below) or for any party favor, treat or holiday!

 

Spooky Night Halloween Treat Tubes - Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog. DIY project by Patty Bennett

 

Find the fun Treat Tubes in a box of 12 on page 53 in the 2017 Holiday catalog, #144612 online.

For this fun Halloween candy treat, I filled 3 of the treat tubes with Candy Corn and packaged them into a 3" x 6" cello bag then added a fun tag created with the Lots of Labels framelits die cuts, and fun Halloween Pumpkins that I cut out of the Spooky Night designer paper with my Paper Snips.

 

Spooky Night Halloween Treat Tubes - Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog. DIY project by Patty Bennett

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To finish off the cute treat bag, I tied it up with these ribbons, trims and embellishments:

  • 3/8" Basic Black Shimmer ribbon (it's so pretty!!) #144129, pg 199 annual catalog
  • 1/2" Smoky Slate Gingham ribbon sponged with Daffodil Delight ink to make it yellow and gray!   #144231, pg 198 annual catalog
  • Black Vintage Crochet Trim, #144611, pg 53 Holiday catalog
  • Basic Black Rhinestones, #144639, pg 53 Holiday catalog
  • White Perfect Accents, #138416, pg 196 annual catalog, colored with orange glimmer Sharpie pen (Amazon)

 

Spooky Night Halloween Treat Tubes - Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog. DIY project by Patty Bennett

 

 TIP!! I just found out that the Patterned Pumpkin thinlits also die cut these pumpkins!! whohoo! Just ordered them today to save me some fussy cutting!! Find the thinlits on pg 51 in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog, #144670.

 

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 Spooky Night designer paper is so fun for fall and Halloween. Check out the spooky cats you can punch out with your Cat Punch (#144666, pg 53)!!

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HUGS DIY Gift Bags for my Luv 2 Stamp Group!

 

Today is our big Stampin' Up! event! I am bringing cute DIY Gift Bags to thank the demonstrators who have helped with our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting.  We are gathering with Gina Cardera's group at the Garre Winery in Livermore CA today!  We are in  for a fun time playing with new Stampin' Up! products, swapping, learning tips, having a yummy lunch, and meeting new friends! 

 

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These are some of the gifties for helpers and presenters that I'm bringing.  I made some fun tags for their bags of goodies.. giving each person a HUG from me and several rolls of new ribbon! :)

I made the tag with the Lovely Words "hugs" thinlit die and the layering circles scallop framelit.  You can WATCH THE VIDEO here to see how to create these hugs embellishments.

I die cut a circle from the Delightful Daisy designer paper and the Layering circle framelits to place behind the "hugs" die cut.  I layered it onto a 2"x6" piece of cardstock that was embossed with the new RUFFLED embossing folder.  I punched the end of the tag with the wonderful Banner Triple Punch, then attached them to the cello bags with new Stampin' Up! ribbon. 

 

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I know it's probably hard to see, but I embossed the tags with the new Ruffled embossing folder and they are really cool in person!  See it on page 211 of your new Stampin' Up! catalog or HERE in my online store.

 

144137 Delightful Daisy designer paper and coordinating colors - new 2017 2018 Stampin' Up! catalog. Shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

Each bag is tied up with new ribbon, either Flirty Flamingo or Peekaboo Peach striped ribbon or Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon.

 

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The tags are all cut with the Stampin' Trimmer in Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral cardstock

The "hugs" are all die cut with Flirty Flamingo cardsctock.

 

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We also have fun door prizes or "Prize Patrol" as we like to call it at our events.. so I am bringing lots of new products in the new Gold striped bags for prize patrol!   I stamped YAY! from the "Super Duper" stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on Peekaboo Peach cardstock (because isn't that what you'd say if you won prize patrol?) and punched it with the new Starburst punch, then layered with new gold mini sequin trim, silver trim ribbon and a silver metallic doily!  I topped off the cute tags with stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes package.

 

DIY gift bags for Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting helpers, featuring Stampin' UP! gold striped gift bags. Join our team!

I hope you will check back in the coming weeks for photos and more info about our event!! 

TOMORROW I'll have a video tutorial and info for you about how to use the new Stampin' Up! embossing paste, which is what I am presenting at our event today!

 

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Button Trees - Great Christmas Craft

 

Looking for a fun craft to do this Christmas Holiday Season? 

These Button Christmas Trees were SO much fun to make!!  Of course it's even more fun when you craft with friends.. so gather some friends, have them each bring some old buttons, straight pins and a styrofoam cone.. you'll be in for hours of fun and giggles!

 

Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

 

My friend Joy and I saw this idea on Pinterest LAST YEAR and never had time to make our trees, so we finally set a date, and invited Roxanne to join us, and the 3 of us sat and had the best afternoon making our button trees last weekend!

 

Button Tree Supplies you'll need:

  • Styrofoam cone (tree) - we used 9", 10", 12" and 14" cones, available at craft stores
  • Buttons - we used between 250 and 350 buttons per tree (approx) - mostly retired Stampin' Up! buttons
  • Straight pins with pearl heads - we used white and red, approx 350 to 450 per tree (some buttons required 2 or 4 pins to keep them secure).  Click to see the white ones I used.
  • a topper "ornament" for your tree - optional

 

Supplies for Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

 

These were the buttons I brought for us to share (plus the huge ones not shown in this photo), and I think almost all of them are retired Stampin' UP! buttons (me, a hoarder??).  I did buy the cute bright green ones on the left on Amazon along with the pins. 

 

Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

 

The cone above is a green styrofoam cone, and you'll notice it shows between the buttons... which was ok with me. 

I also found pre-glittered cones last year and we used those for our trees, too.

 

Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

 

When I posted these on Facebook last weekend, I was asked if I had any tips... 

  • pick a color scheme
  • start around the bottom, then work your way up
  • I preferred to work with my larger buttons toward the bottom and tried to use smaller ones at the top
  • fill in empty spots with tiny buttons
  • have more pins on hand than you think you'll need
  • have fun!!

 

Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

 

Are they just too much fun or what!?  I love them!! I'm so glad we made them!

 

Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

Thanks Roxy and Joy for being my crafty partners in crime!

 

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How I Distressed Pine Boards for Photo Backgrounds

 

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw the fun pile of pine wood boards that my neighbor left by my front door.  Many of you asked what I was going to do with them?  Well, they are for the backgrounds of my blog post projects!!

HOWEVER, I came across a little issue....  the pine is so "yellow" that it fools my camera and it makes all the photos really yellow, which require a ton of photoshoping to make them look better.. so.. I decided to buy some paint and start painting and distressing the yellow-ish pine boards to make them look more interesting and a little bit like they'd been weathered for a long time!

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

The boards were single left over pine planks from who knows what project.. and my neighbor (handy-dandy woodshop neighbor) glued them together into larger pieces.. he sanded them and did the beveled edges on them too!!  It's so great to have handy friends!!!! :)

 You can see from the photo below, that the pine boards I found in our garden shed, are quite yellow, and after my "distressing process" I managed to make them all look totally different!

 

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Before and After: How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

After Distressing wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I really should have looked on Youtube before I started this process, but I just dove right in with some bottles of acrylic paint, old paint brushes, an old toothbrush, foam brushes, sand paper and old rags.

It was about a 3 day process as I was trying to get the house decorated for Christmas at the same time, and couldn't devote all my time to this project.

 

My (totally amateur) process to distress the wood:

  1. start with a wash of paint (acrylic paint watered down) and applied with a foam brush
  2. sand when dry
  3. add a 2nd color the same way as #1
  4. sand when dry
  5. add a 3rd color with a very dry paint brush to give the appearance of wood grain (with a light touch)
  6. sand when dry
  7. evaluate... like it? stop!  needs more color? (probably!) :) add more colors either as a wash or with a dry paintbrush
  8. add paint speckles or streaks with the toothbrush dipped in paint
  9. distress wood with wire brush, coarse sand paper, or anything that will rough it up a bit
  10. apply more paint
  11. sand again
  12. ya, you get the idea... you could do this for days....  I had to make myself stop!

 

Notes:

For the blue ones, I started with white paint and added blue, then added more white

For the light ones, I started with white paint and added hints of gray, black and brown (with a very dry brush)

For the dark ones, I started with brown paint, and added white, gray and black paint

On some of the boards, I dipped my rag into water then into paint and kind of washed over the boards.

I basically experimented with every possible combination I could think of. :)

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

When I am ready to photograph my craft projects, I place them on a board and take photos, as you can see below:

 

How to distress wood pine boards for craft photo backgrounds by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I experiment with different boards depending on the color and size of the project, then crop the photo and add my watermark as shown below.

 

How to distress wood pine boards for craft project photo backgrounds.  Christmas gift bags from Stampin Up  by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

Christmas Kraft Gift bag stamped with Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up! by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

Above and below:

Examples of different wood backgrounds for my Merry Medley Christmas gift bag projects.

I stamped the Kraft gift bags with my Merry Medley background stamp and decorated them with some Warmth & Cheer designer paper for easy and fun holiday gift bags!

 

Christmas Kraft Gift bag stamped with Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up! by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

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Christmas Banner featuring Candy Cane Lane paper

 

It was a first for the Bennett Family.. we stayed home on Thanksgiving AND we put up our Christmas Tree and decorated for Christmas!!  It has actually been really nice enjoying the lights and festive decorations the last several days, and not feeling rushed to get it all done right before Christmas like we usually do! :)

This year I added the Stampin' UP! "Candy Cane Lane" Christmas Banner to our fireplace decor!

 

DIY Christmas Decor Banner featuring Stampin' Up! Banner & Large Letter framelits with Candy Cane Lane paper, Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle and Jolly Hat punch.

 

I made this pretty DIY Christmas banner on the recent Caribbean stamping cruise we went on in October, and I couldn't wait to hang it up in our home!!  The banner was designed by Jenn Gulch (she hosted the cruise - see more info here).  Each piece of the banner is die cut with cardstock and designer paper and the Banner Framelits!! So easy!!  If you didn't have these framelits you could cut the banners by hand, but it's really SO quick and easy with the framelits, I highly recommend having them for this project!

 

  DIY Christmas Decor Banner featuring Stampin' Up! Banner & Large Letter framelits with Candy Cane Lane paper, Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle and Jolly Hat punch.  Created on the 2016 Stamping Cruise to the Caribbean.

2016 Caribbean Stamping Cruise Banner Project

 

Basic Stampin' Up! Supplies You'll Need:

  • Banner Framelits (#132173) (or cut your own with scissors)
  • Candy Cane Lane designer paper (#141981)
  • Large Letter Framelits (#141712)
  • Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle (stamp and punch #143493)
  • Jolly Hat builder punch (#141847)
  • Red cardstock (#102482)
  • Crumb Cake cardstock (#120953)
  • Cardstock Vellum (#101856)
  • Doilies (141701)

 

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DIY Christmas Decor Banner featuring Stampin' Up! Banner & Large Letter framelits with Candy Cane Lane paper, Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle and Jolly Hat punch.

 

As you can see in the close up views, each "banner" piece is die cut in either Real Red or Crumb Cake cardstock in a larger size than the Candy Cane Lane designer paper banner piece.  Just layer them together with adhesive, then decorate each piece!

The decorations are so fun.. they spell out Merry Christmas, using the Large Letters framelits, and they are layered with circles of vellum or a Delicate White Doily.  Each banner piece is embellished with something fun, either stamped and punched from the super popular Cookie Cutter Bundle (gingerbread man/girl or reindeer), or the whimsical Jolly Hat builder punch!  Some images are also cut out of the Candy Cane Lane paper, like the gingerbread houses.

 

DIY Christmas Decor Banner featuring Stampin' Up! Banner & Large Letter framelits with Candy Cane Lane paper, Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle and Jolly Hat punch.

 

 To hang the banner pieces, use the Kraft Rope Trim (pg 13 Holiday catalog #141996) and mini clothespins (ON SALE in the CLEARANCE RACK for only $2.20 per pack while supplies last!)

 

DIY Christmas Decor Banner featuring Stampin' Up! Banner & Large Letter framelits with Candy Cane Lane paper, Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle and Jolly Hat punch.

 

 If you don't have space for "Merry Christmas" consider doing a smaller one with Noel, or Merry, or Snow, or Cheers.

Truly, is this just adorable or what!?  I love it!

 

DIY Christmas Decor Banner featuring Stampin' Up! Banner & Large Letter framelits with Candy Cane Lane paper, Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle and Jolly Hat punch.

 

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Creative Halloween Treat Bag Ideas - Part 3

 

We just bought some Halloween Candy at Sam's Club... do you do this too?  Pick out the kind that you will eat "just in case" we don't have a lot of trick or treaters??  Well, we did.. LOL  :) 

Today I have some more ideas for you to package up those fun Halloween candy treats for someone special, and today's post features the skinny 2" x 8" cello treat bags from Stampin' Up!.

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Toppers: Cheerful Tag Framelits and Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 This is part 3 in a 3 part series.. I hope you've enjoyed the ideas for fancying up your Halloween treats!

After filling the bags with candy, I die cut a different topper for each one and tied it onto the bag.

You'll find the supplies for these bags here:

  •  2" x 8" cello bags, pg 176 annual catalog #141703
  • Halloween Night paper, pg 51 Holiday catalog, #142022
  • Halloween Night baker's twine, pg 51 Holiday catalog, #142027
  • Halloween Night Washi tape, pg 51 Holiday catalog, #142026
  • Jar of Haunts stamp set, pg 55 Holiday catalog, #142247
  • Cheerful Tags Framlits, pg 39 Holiday catalog, #141838
  • Merry Tags framliets, pg 21 Holiday catalog, #141835

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Toppers: Cheerful Tag Framelits and Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

For the tag on the bag on the left, I die cut a tag using the Merry Tags framelits and the Halloween Night designer paper.  I punched a 2" circle in Pumpkin Pie to put behind it, and a 1-1/4" circle for the Happy Halloween stamped sentiment.

 

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After creating the tag, I tied it to the bag with the Halloween Night baker's twine.  Simple, and cute, but with a little wow factor, don't you think?

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Topper: Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Topper: Cheerful Tag Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Above and Below:  for the other tag in today's project, I die cut a piece of Halloween Night paper with the Cheerful Tags framliet and then decorated it with a stamped pumpkin and some Halloween Night washi tape.

The pumpkin is stamped in Archival Black ink onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and cut out with Paper Snips.  I love the pumpkin in the Jar of Haunts stamp set because you can stamp it with or without the face.. so you can either create fall pumpkins, or jack-o-lanterns! 

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Topper: Cheerful Tag Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I love this fun 2" x 8" size cello.. just lends itself to some fun treats and doesn't cost a fortune to fill the bag!
 

If you missed the previous posts in this Halloween Treat Bag series:

Click here to see Halloween Treat Bags Part 1

Click here to see Halloween Treat Bags Part 2

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Festive Clear Tiny Treat Favor Boxes from Stampin' UP!

 

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

On Saturday, I sponsored an online webinar meeting for my Luv 2 Stamp Group!  We had about 65 demonstrators participate and it was so much fun!!  I mailed out project packets with supplies for 3 projects to everyone who registered, and these cute Clear Tiny Treat boxes were one of the projects we made. 

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  July meeting packet for the live Luv 2 Stamp group webinar and online Facebook meeting

 

Each packet contained supplies for 3 projects:  the Tiny Treat Box (above and below), the Popcorn Box (on Cindee's blog) and a fun Z fold card, coming soon to Jason's blog.  The 3 of us each designed and demonstrated our project for everyone to make together live on Saturday!  This entire event was Jason Loucks brainstorm idea and I am so grateful to Jason and Cindee for their help with this fun live event!  We also had about 90 minutes of live fun on our private Luv 2 Stamp Group Facebook group with tons of prizes and fun!

 

Supplies for Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

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 If you have been thinking about joining the Luv 2 Stamp Group, please click here to read more, and email me with any questions - pattystamps@comcast.net  Our group is all about having fun stamping and sharing our creations, while enjoying the demonstrator discount on our supplies.  We love celebrating accomplishments, and  I also provide lots of business building tips for those interested in building a business with Stampin' Up!, as well as a separate business building facebook group and a private training page with video tutorials just our our group.

 

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

Enjoy these cute little samples... each one shows a different pattern from the Festive Birthday paper pack as well as a variety of greetings you can stamp on the Duet Banner punch!

 

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, graduation favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

These treat boxes are perfect for party favors, classroom treats, appreciation gifts, wedding or shower favors, or a little "just because" gift for a co-worker or neighbor!

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

Decorating these boxes is so easy with the Duet Banner punch, a couple of layered punched circles, and a punched star!  Each person received a 1-1/2" x 10" strip of Festive Birthday paper as well as about 15" of ribbon to decorate their project.

I also provided a strip of 8 In Color Enamel Dots for participants to decorate their projects with.

 

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

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2015 Occasions and Sale A Bration Sneak Peek Blog Tour

 

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WELCOME to the December 2014

  Control Freak   Blog Tour!!!

Our theme this month:

Stampin' Up! projects featuring

SNEAK PEEKS

from the 2015 Occasions catalog and Sale a Bration brochure!

 

   You have probably reached me after visiting Judy DiScipio's fantastic blog, and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit her! :)

Project #1: DIY Wedding Favor Treat Bag

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How fun is this... one of the new products available in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog is called the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit die.. it's for the Big Shot and cuts out this fun little bag!! The finished size is roughly 3-1/2" x 5-1/4" so as you can see here, it fits one of the regular size Hershey candy bars just perfectly!

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I cut out the bag and wrapped the candy bar with the new Something Borrowed Designer Paper (pg 42).  The little coral colored strip is the same paper but spritzed with some Calypso Coral ink in a spritzer with rubbing alcohol. 

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Below: Do you see this beautiful Sahara Sand Lace Trim sticking out of the White Satin ribbon!?  Isn't this so pretty!!  You can find the new lace ribbon on pg 43 of the Occasions catalog.

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The "for you" words are just one of the amazing pieces included in the Mini Treat Bag thinlit package.. you get 10 extra pieces in addition to the bag!!

Let's Play a little I SPY... how many new products to you see!?

Here is what I see (available in the Occasions catalog, Jan. 6, 2015):

  1. Something Borrowed Designer Paper #137785 (pg 42)
  2. Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim #137866 (pg 43)
  3. Mini Treat Bag Big Shot Thinlit die (with For You words) #137547 (pg 9)

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Project #2: 4x4 Best Day Ever Sale a Bration card

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That means FREE product for each $50 you spend from Jan. 6 to March 30!

 My 2nd project features several different patterns from the FREE Best Year Ever Designer Paper package found on page 4 of the 2015 Sale a Bration brochure.  I used 4 different patterns on this card!  Wow!

I stamped the Scalloped Tag with the Best Day Ever Sale a Bration stamp set (pg 3 of the Sale a Bration brochure). 

Please continue our tour this month and visit Deb Currier's great blog and the fun projects she has to share with you!

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Stampin' Up! Convention 2014 Highlights - part 3

 

DIY GIft Packaging Ideas from the Stampin' Up! Convention

I have many more fun ideas to share with you from convention!  How do you like these adorable gift bags!?  I know you have already seen and used the cute Chevron and Polka dot bags (pg 201 of the current catalog), but look how cute they are dressed up with some ribbon or twine and a punched tag.  WHAT? You don't recognize the cute tags and ribbons?!?  :)  hee hee.. that's cuz they are coming soon in the Holiday Catalog! Watch for them in September! :)

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How about this lovely Gift Packaging idea?  A pretty burlap bag dressed up with a die cut tag and paper rosed die cut with the Big Shot from the Spiral Flower die!  (find those supplies on pg 231 and pg 233).

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Another fun gift packaging idea... you'll see these cute supplies in the Holiday catalog as well! This was a gift bag I received when I attended the Sr. Executives meeting before the Awards Ceremony last week.

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Below.. let the games begin.. this is how each morning started.. almost 4,000 demonstrators ready to have a great time in General Session!

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Below: This is Sara Douglass and I before awards night.. Sara is Shelli Gardner's daughter and one of my favorite people in the world.. she is amazing!!  I have watched her grow up for 19 years and blossom in to an amazing woman just like her mom!

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Below: Awards Night.. on stage with Shelli and Brandy.. more about that in Sunday's post.

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Below:  The Control Freak Group swapping at lunch time.. to see our cards, check out our Blog Hop here!

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