Creating Fun Treats

It seems like creating fun treats for kids is not only fun but so rewarding.  Seeing the little smile on the face of a child can almost melt your heart and probably make your day.  Just remember that if you have children or grandchildren still in school, they will always have a reason to bring in treats maybe three times a year.  I have probably done dozens over the years because I love hand made gifts.  Therefore, it’s certainly nice to have a plan so you are ready.    

Everyone Can Help When Creating Fun Treats

Above all, get the kids involved rather than doing it for them.  That’s when using fun products is certainly essential.  Get them excited about what you are making because when they help, the pride they have is even more rewarding.  For that reason alone, the Animal Outing stamp set is the perfect stamp set for such an event.  So, I have a special project to share with you using this stamp set.  What do you think of the adorable giraffe below?  The treat box is perfect to give to a teacher, counselor or adult figure.  Another great idea is a party favor due to the amount of parties you could potentially be involved in each year when you have children.  It honestly seems like there are even more animal themed parties popping up now more than ever.

Fill with fun treats for the kids

Rather than just post the picture, I also have the ingredients and directions to create the treat box so you can see the steps.

• Animal Outing Stamp Set
• Lemon Lime Twist • Whisper White • Shaded Spruce
• Memento Tuxedo Black Ink • Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends • Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends
Punches & Dies:
• 2 ½” Circle Punch • Leaf Punch • Layering Circles Framelits (use the 2nd largest Scalloped Circle)
• 5/8” Burlap Ribbon • Kraft Pillow Boxes

Directions for Project

1. Due to the coloring involved use Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp giraffe onto Whisper White Cardstock and color using the Stampin’ Blends. Also, cut using the 2 ½” circle punch.
2. Cut the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock using the scalloped circle thinlit and punch leaves from Shaded Spruce Cardstock.
3. Assemble the Kraft Pillow Box.
4. Cut a 6” strip of Burlap Ribbon and cut between each of the strands approximately 2” on each end. Separate strands. Attach to top of box with adhesive.
5. Using desired adhesive,  attach leaves to back of stamped giraffe circle and layer onto the Lemon Lime Twist scalloped circle.
6. Finally, attach assembled tag to pillow box overlapping the burlap strip.  Enjoy creating fun treats of your own!

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Petal Palette meets Mini Pizza Box

While attending OnStage, I participated in a swap so I opted to use the mini pizza box and embellish it to create a WOW 3-d project. One of my favorite stamps in the Occasions Catalog is the Petal Passion Suite and it has become one of my “go to” bundles so naturally I reached for it to use for creating a topper for the box.  Using a strip of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (1 3/4″ in width), a belly band was made to wrap around the mini-pizza box.  Then using the large circle framelit from the Stitched Shaped Framelits and Whisper White cardstock, a base to was cut to use for adhering a layer of leaves, a loop of mini sequin trim and the large floral spray from the Petal Palette stamp set, The leaves were cut from Tranquil Tide card stock using a leaf framelit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits set.  The floral spray was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink then sponge daubers were used to apply Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide inks.  The sentiment is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and was stamped onto a strip of Berry Burst cardstock using the tuxedo black ink and cut using the Petals and More Thinlits Dies, which were also used for cutting the stamped floral spray.  Dimensionals and glue dots were used to hold the layers in place. The finishing touch was to add a double looped bow using solid Whisper White Baker’s Twine and adding a few “dew drops” from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.  Recipients could easily slide the belly band from the mini pizza box to see what goodies were inside for them to enjoy!

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette meets Mini Pizza Box

With the release of the retiring list, I was relieved to see that the Petal Palette bundle will not be retiring…Hooray!!! 

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Craft Fair Project #2

Here is project number two from the Holiday Bazaar as detailed in my last post…Holiday Treat Poppers containing 2 Ferrero Roche candies.  Another great table favor, stocking stuffer or small thank you treat to handout!

Holiday Treat Poppers using Stampin’ Up! Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Envelope Punch Board & Labels to Love Stamp Set with Everyday Label Punch 
The poppers were easy to make using a 6″ x 6″ square of Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the envelope punch board.  After punching and assembling the poppers, the ends were tied with ribbon.  The green ribbon has been discontinued but the Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon is current.  Garden Green cardstock was cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to embellish some of the treat poppers.  On some of the poppers,  Real Red cardstock was cut using the Everyday Label Punch and snipped in half before adhering to the back of the stamped sentiment label to create a border.  The poppers are the perfect size for holding a few treats for the holidays.

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back tomorrow for the next project from the bazaar.

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Window Box meets Eastern Medallions

When I received my order with the Eastern Medallions Thinlits a few months ago, I knew they would be perfect to use with the Window Box Thinlits so I came up with a design that was used in a recent class.  What is great is that you can create a variety of looks on the top and/or sides of the window box just by varying which thinlits you select and how much you layer the various thinlits to create a design. After selecting the pieces and cutting the top portion of the window box, a circle was cut using the Layering Circles Framelits and adhered to the inside of the box lid to help showcase the medallion.

Gift Box using Stampin’ Up! Window Box Thinlits  & Eastern Medallion Thinlits

The window box is the perfect size when you want to give a small gift or treat.  If adding treats that are not prepackaged, I recommend using the food safe Cellophane bags. 



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