Bewitching Stars Treat Bags

It’s time to prepare for Halloween!  Today’s project features Bewitching Stars Treat Bags.  The “bewitching” in the title comes from using the Bewitching Bundle in the Stampin’ Up! July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. The bundle contains the Bewitching Stamp Set and the Witch Hat Builder Punch.  In the same catalog, you’ll find the Stars Treat Bags.  The treat bags are sturdy and will make the perfect table favor to stand at each place setting.  And for the sentiment, you’ll find the “Boo!” stamp in the Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set (or select your favorite Halloween sentiment to use!)  


Bewitching Stars Treat Bags Project Details:
  • Stamp the witch hat and the shoes with legs images onto Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  TIP: the Stamparatus is the perfect tool to use when stamping the images.
  • If you selected the dotted witch hat as above, select your desired Stampin’ Blends colors to color the dots.  Also, color the leggings and buckle on the shoes.  Colors used on my project were: Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Real Red and Daffodil Delight. 
  • Use the coordinating Witches Hat Builder Punch to cut the hat shape.  
  • Fussy cut the shoes with legs image (or if you own a Scan & Cut or other electronic scan/die cutting machine, the image can be easily cut. NOTE: use a pencil to connect the two legs together so they cut in one piece – erase after cutting)
  • Add the witch hat to the legs then attach to the lower right front edge of the Stars Treat Bag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • If desired, stamp Boo! onto Basic White cardstock using Parakeet Party.  If you have the retired circle punches, 3/4″ & 1″, use them to cut the sentiment and a piece of black cardstock to layer the sentiment. Otherwise, use the smallest two Stylish Shapes circle dies. 
  • Loop into a bow shape the Parakeet 1/8″ Metallic Woven Ribbon and attach to the treat bag using Stampin’ Seal+.  Next, add the layered sentiment over the bow using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Next is the fun part – fill the bag with treats!!! 


The Starter Kit promotion is ongoing through October 31. Now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! 

When autumn rolls around, do you start thinking about cozy Christmas crafting projects? This November, Paper Pumpkin delivers this and more with its one-of-a-kind, holiday-themed crafting experience. This festive kit includes 12 fun, sparkly gift tags and (as always!) an exclusive stamp set—plus everything you need for a successful holiday crafting experience. 

ABOUT THE KIT – “From the North Pole”

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 12 tags—4 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut paper pieces, twine, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes a Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • You’ll love decorating your gift tags with snowflake and banner die-cut pieces on our Mint Macaron glitter specialty paper (a Paper Pumpkin exclusive).
  • Create festive gift tags for all your packaging needs this holiday season with classic Christmas colors and designs.

Finished gift tag size: 2″ x 3″ 

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet

North Pole Sacks Add-On

Item Number: 162416        Item Price: $4.00 USD 

Add-on details:

  • Includes 12 food-safe paper bags
  • Create fun packaging for your seasonal gifts and treats
  • Features a festive design in Crumb Cake
  • Bag size: 4″ x 6″ 

Be sure to register no later than November 10, 2022 to receive the Paper Pumpkin “From the North Pole” tag kit.  Click here to register. 

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program 

Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

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Peekaboo Treat Bags

Each month I like to include a little something extra in the card kit to-go packages. Since this month’s theme featured products from the Rustic Harvest Suite, I decided to decorate the Peekaboo Treat Bags using the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper.  It’s the first time that I have used the Peekaboo Treat Bags but it certainly won’t be the last!  Plans are already in place to use them for treat giving this holiday season. The treat bags are the perfect size for small treats, food safe and a great price! And best of all, decorating the peekaboo treat bags is simple.  So be sure to add these treat bags to your next Stampin’ Up! order.  

Peekaboo Treat Bags

Project Materials:
  • Peekaboo Treat Bags
  • Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper
  • Basic White Cardstock (scraps for stamping leaves & sentiment)
  • Hello Harvest Bundle (for leaves)
  • Cup of Tea Bundle (for tag)
  • Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Linen Thread
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
Instruction Tips:
  1. Cut the desired pattern from the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper.  The width for both top and bottom panels is 3-15/16″.  On my samples, the cut dimensions for the top panel is 3-15/16″ x 1-7/8″.  There was some variation on the bottom panel height of the peekaboo bags so I recommend measuring the panel to determine the height you desire.  The height varied from 1″ -1’12”.
  2. Use multipurpose liquid adhesive to attach the designer series paper panels to the peekaboo treat bag panels. 
  3. Stamp leaves onto Basic White cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink pad and cut with the coordinating die.
  4. Using the Mossy Meadow ink, stamp “enjoy” onto the Basic White cardstock and cut with the tag die. (both the stamp and tag are from the Cup of Tea bundle).
  5. Now it’s time to add your treats to your Peekaboo Treat Bag!!! To go with the fall theme, I added Pumpkin Spice and Apple Flavored candies – yum!!!
  6. Wrap Linen Thread three times around the top band of the Peekaboo Treat Bag positioning the twine in the notches on each side of the bag. 
  7. Attach the die cut leaves and tag to the top band over the twine.
  8. Complete by embellishing the tag top with a Linen Thread bow. 

As mentioned earlier, I’ll be using the Peekaboo Treat Bags for the upcoming holidays.  So be sure to subscribe to my blog so you’ll get notifications when I post.  I have additional ideas for embellishing the treat bags.


There are just a few days left to subscribe to receive the October HO!HO!HO! Paper Pumpkin Kit! Don’t delay – the last day to subscribe to the October Paper Pumpkin Kit is October 10.  You can subscribe here

‘Tis the season to make your own Christmas cards with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday décor and look great on mantles everywhere. 
Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 festive cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit. 
And word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, you’ll have a breeze at creating a cohesive look for all your holiday gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself!


If you answered yes, then now is a great time to consider joining Stampin’ Up! During the month of October, Stampin’ Up! is offering additional FREE product to the Starter Kit.

Contact me with any questions you may have regarding becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you receive a minimum of 20% discount on demonstrator orders.  Plus, you are able to preorder supplies before they are released to the public. Being a demonstrator does not require you to hold classes, write a blog, or maintain it as a business all you are required to do to remain active is meet the quarterly minimum. The amount is $300 retail (so it’s actually less with your discount!) You can learn more about the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and joining by clicking here

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

Hey Sports Fan Tag

To celebrate the official start of baseball season, I created a bag of treats for my son.  He’s an avid Atlanta Braves fan so what better than Cracker Jacks, peanuts and Baby Ruth candy bars to enjoy while watching the ballgames.  And of course, the treat needed a baseball themed tag!  By using the Your Biggest Fan bundle and the Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper, the Hey Sports Fan tag comes together quickly.  Do you see the baseball on the tag?  Be sure to watch the assembly video below for tips on making a baseball.  I also used the Hat Builder Dies to add a small baseball cap to the tag.  (NOTE: The Hat Builder Dies are retiring so if you don’t have the dies, you may want to consider adding them to your die collection.)    While adding the hat is optional, it definitely adds a finishing touch!

Gift Tag

Here’s the Hey Sports Fan tag on the treat bag of goodies…

Even if you aren’t a baseball fan, wouldn’t you like to receive these goodies?

Project Materials: (Product links for ordering are at the end of this post)
  • Your Biggest Fan Bundle
  • Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper
  • Hat Builder Dies (optional)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 2-3/8″ to cut base
  • Scraps of Evening Evergreen Cardstock (for ticket strip) and Night of Navy Cardstock (for baseball cap)
  • Basic White Cardstock:  2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ 
  • Bumblebee Classic Ink Pad
  • Sahara Sand Classic Ink Pad
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Real Red Stampin’ Marker or Red Pen/Sharpie Marker
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals


You can view all the retiring products here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: BQ2376WH (good until May 2, 2022).  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Autumn Theme Bag Topper

Since transitioning to virtual card classes due to the pandemic, registrants receive a “little something” extra with the kits.  This month, an autumn theme bag topper added to a Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bag was perfect for the special treat.  Even better, the bag topper is quick to make using the Celebration Labels Dies.  The dies and Celebration Tidings Stamp Set are available together in the Celebration Tidings Bundle. For an autumn theme, the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Paper is ideal.

Treat Bag with Topper

Bag Topper Tips:

For creating a bag topper, the Celebration Labels Dies offer a range of sizes so you can create toppers for a variety of bag sizes. Just lay a die across the top of the bag to determine the size needed.  After die cutting your designer series paper or cardstock, place the label on your scoring board aligning the notches on the label and score to create the fold line. To seal bag top, use Stampin’ Seal+ on the label and fold across the bag opening. As noted, I used the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper for my project bag toppers.  The designer series paper is perfect for an autumn theme bag topper.

For the autumn theme treat bag, a coordinating gift tag is added to the bag topper.  Cut one end of a 3-1/4″x 3/4″  piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using the Banners Pick A Punch.  Then, stamp the “just for you” from the Celebration Tidings Stamp Set onto the tag using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Using the Autumn Punch Pack, cut leaves and acorns from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Add the leaves to the tag with glue dots and use a Stampin’ Dimensional on the acorn.  Next, add a small bow to the gift tag.   To finish, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the gift tag.  

Creating bag toppers using the Celebration Labels Dies is quick and easy!  Adding this special touch to a cellophane bag elevates the simplest treat.  With upcoming holidays, consider ordering the Celebration Tidings Bundles so you can quickly turn a “little something” into “something special”!


The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

Sneak Peek

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to get creative!  Below you will find a list of the project materials used for today’s project. To order the supplies, you can click on the item in Project Materials or download the Supply List and go to my store to by clicking here. (you’ll know you’re shopping with me if you see my name on the upper, left side of the page) Your order is greatly appreciated. 

Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for September is: 2EAKUGQC.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.


Tulip Gift Bag with Coordinating Tag

In this month’s class, one of the projects created is a Tulip Gift Bag and coordinating tag.  I love it when there is a designer series paper that coordinates with a stamp set and either dies or as with the Timeless Tulips Bundle, a punch.  The bag uses the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper, which is from of the Coordination Product Release.  The paper is wonderful as it coordinates with multiple stamp bundles.  Naturally, the small gift bag needs a coordinating tag.  The Timeless Tulips stamp set and the tag die from the Bonanza Dies combine to create a perfect gift tag.  Details for creating both are below the project’s photo. 

Tulip Gift Bag and Tag

Creating the Tulip Gift Bag:
  1. From the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper, cut the tulip paper 6″ x 8″.  Be sure to pay attention to the direction of the tulips.
  2. On the 8″ side score at 2-1/2″, 3-3/4″, 6-1/4″ and 7-1/2″.  Rotate 90° (make sure that the tulips are facing toward the right) and score at 1-1/4″.  
  3. Fold along score lines and trim along score lines up to the 1-1/4″ score line.  Cut and remove the 1/2″ tab. See the photo below – dotted lines are score lines:
  4. Add Tear & Tape Adhesive to the 1/2″ tab, fold over to close the side creating the bag.  
  5. Fold in bottom flaps and seal.  Be sure the small flaps are folded in first and then overlap with the larger flaps.
  6. Pinch together and use a Mini Library Clip to seal.
For the coordinating tag:
  1. With the tag die from the Bonanza Dies to cut a 2-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  2. Using the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set, stamp two small tulips with Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad at the top of the tag. (refer to project photo above for placement)  Stamp the large tulip with the same color onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Cut with the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch.
  3. Stamp three stems using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad.
  4. Add the large tulip onto the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals, slightly overlap the smaller tulips.
  5. Use the Tulip Builder Punch to cut a leaf from a scrap of the reverse side (green pattern) of the Pleased As Punch designer series paper.  Adhere to tag under the large tulip with a mini glue dot.
  6. Stamp the sentiment with the Calypso Coral onto a 3″ x 1-1/4″ piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Cut using the shape using the Ornate Frames Dies.  Attach to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Tie a knot bow using 6″ of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon.  Complete the tag attaching the bow below the large tulip using a mini glue dot.  

What did we put in the gift bag? A wrapped Rice Krispies Treat Bar!  It fit perfectly.  Be sure to comment below and let me know what you plan to place in your gift bag.

A full list of the project materials is at the bottom of this post. Remember the Coordination Product Release products are only available through the end of this month.  So you’ll want to order the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper soon!  It’s also while supplies last.

Another reminder…

Sale-a-bration continues until March 31, 2020.  With qualifying purchases of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you can order FREE product.  Check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure under the Catalog link.  Note: the Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo Pack (Item #152314), the Kerchief Card Kit and the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper (Item #152311) have sold out.  New items have been added so be sure to take advantage of ordering the FREE items before the end of this month.  As a reminder, Sale-a-Bration brochure product quantities are limited and may run out before the end of the promotion.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to comment below.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for March is F99S6GD4 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the space for the Host Code.  Thank you for your order. 

I’ll Be Yours

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. Of course, it’s appropriately titled “I’ll Be Yours”.  So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin.

Check out this sneak peek of the “I’ll Be Yours” Paper Pumpkin kit:

Additional January 2020 Paper Pumpkin information:

  • Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5 cm)
  • Envelope size: 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (7.8 x 7.8 cm)
  • Bag size: 3-1/4″ x 4″ (8.2 x 10 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors are Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose.   Additionally, the the Heart Punch Pack (item 151292) from the 2020 January–June Mini Catalog coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit so you can craft for love-filled occasions now . . . and later! Think: weddings, showers, birthdays, and more!  The Heart Punch Pack will be available for purchase beginning on January 3, 2020.

Be sure to subscribe for the January kit before the cut-off date of January 10.  Note that supplies maybe limited toward the end of the subscription period.  You can subscribe for the kit by clicking on this link.

Thank you for stopping by and have some crafting fun with the January 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit!