Simple Easter Treat Holder

Since Easter is quickly approaching, I want to share a simple Easter Treat Holder that you can make last minute.  This is the final project from this month’s class.  Don’t you think it’s perfect to highlight the bunny’s face on the Hershey’s Easter Candy?  What’s great about the project is you can easily alter it to hold any small, flat candy bar.   

Simple Easy Treat Holder

The treat holders feature the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  Use the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack to embellish with flowers.  Below are details on recreating the project.

Project Materials:
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 9-1/2″ x 2″ score at 4-1/2″ & 5″ and one piece 3-1/2″ x 1″ score at 1/4″ on each side then cut in half at 1-3/4″ so you will have 2 pieces 1-3/4″ x 1″ 
  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper: 1-7/8″ x 4-3/8″ 
  • Cardstock to match Designer Series Paper: 2″ x 3″ 
  • Scraps of Whisper White for sentiment and desired colors to punch small flower embellishments.  The colors used above are Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight & Grapefruit Grove.
  • Detailed Trio Punch
  • Best Bunny Photopolymer Stamp Set for Surprise! sentiment
  • Itty Bitty Greetings Clear Mount Stamp Set for Easter Greetings sentiment
  • Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (counting from smallest die to largest the following dies are used: 1, 3, & 4 
  • Classic Label Punch for Easter Greetings Sentiment
  • Garden Green Classic Stamp Pad
  • Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White Ribbon
  • Adhesives: Snail, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and Mini-Glue Dots
  • Take Your Pick Tool

Earlier today, I did a short Facebook Live Video demonstrating the project assembly.  You can locate it here.  Remember, you can easily adjust the dimensions and use for other treats.  

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy making these simple Easter treat holders!   Comments are welcomed!!!

Project Materials (click on item to order – note some are Last Chance items, so order quickly)



Gingham Treat Basket

Ready for another treat project from the All About Easter class?  Today’s post, Gingham Treat Basket, highlights the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  There are various versions of this basket style on Pinterest.  I do not recall where I saw the dimensions used but it’s a simple basket that is fun to embellish.  I love the look of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) and selected the Lemon Lime Twist color for the basket.  To embellish the basket, the Daisy Punch was used to punch multiple daisies from the Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala DSP.  The color of the Gingham Gala DSP are perfect for Spring.  Keeping with the theme, a pick featuring the Fable Friends bunny with a crown of flowers adds the finishing touch.  

Creating the basket:
  1. Score one page of the Gingham Gala at 2″ and 4″, rotate and score again at 2″ and 4″.
  2. On one side, cut along the score lines just to the point where the score lines intersect.  Rotate paper 180° and again, cut along the score line to the point where the score lines intersect.
  3. Use a bone folder to burnish along the score lines.
  4. Cut a 1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of coordinating cardstock to use as handle.
  5. Form basket by pulling the cut pieces to the middle of the 4″ panel on each side and overlapping. Place handle atop the pieces and staple to secure.  
  6. Optional: To cover the staples inside of the basket, punch a  1″ circle punch of the gingham paper and adhere with adhesive over the exposed staples.
Embellishing the Basket:
  1. Punch four daisies from the Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.
  2. Sponge the edges of each daisy using Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad and a sponge dauber.
  3. Use a bone folder to curl the daisy petals.  Layer two daisies and connect with a stampin’ dimensional. Repeat with other daisy petals (embellishment is on both sides of basket)
  4. Create daisy center using the Bitty Blooms Punch Bundle to cut a flower from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Attach using a mini glue dot.  Add a Glitter Enamel Dot to the center. 
  5. Cut leaves from Lemon Lime Twist and Vellum Cardstocks using the Foliage Frame Framelits Dies. 
  6. Attach leaves to back of the daisy using mini glue dots.
  7. Use Stampin Dimensionals to attach a daisy to each basket side at the handle.   
Making the Bunny Pick:
  1. Stamp the rabbit from Fable Friends Cling Stamp Set using Jet Black Stazon Ink onto Shimmery White cardstock.
  2. Color using an Aqua Painter, Crumb Cake and Lemon Lime Twist inks.
  3. Fussy cut the rabbit using paper snips.
  4. Create a crown of flowers by punching three Daffodil Delight flowers (two are solid cardstock and one is Gingham Gala DSP) using the Bitty Blooms Punch Bundle.  Use leaf in Bitty Blooms to punch leaves. 
  5. Attach the flowers and leaves to the rabbit using mini glue dots, slightly cupping the flowers to fit.  
  6. Add a basic rhinestone jewel to the center of each flower.
  7. On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp Enjoy (from Dear Doily) using the black ink.  Punch with 2″ circle punch so that the word is to the left side of circle with room to add the bunny.
  8. Punch a 2-1/4″ circle of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to use as base for pick.  With multipurpose adhesive, glue pick to the base. (since I wanted a pick slightly longer than a regular toothpick, I shortened a four-inch bamboo skewer to approximately 2-3/4″ by breaking off a piece from the non-pointed end)
  9. Attach the Enjoy circle to the pick base using stampin’ dimensionals.
  10. Finish by adding the bunny. The treats and paper shreds help to hold pick in place.

Thanks for stopping by!  I am attending OnStage in Charlotte this weekend and get a sneak peak of the upcoming Annual Catalog along with some of the new products.   So be sure to check in next week as I’ll be sharing details.  Have a great weekend!

Project Materials:


Card Featuring the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

A card featuring the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper was a design in the All About Butterflies class.  The paper is in the current Sale-A-Bration brochure and you can select it for FREE with a $50 purchase.  This is one of my favorite papers.  Best of all, several of the butterfly designs coordinate with the Butterfly Duet Punch, therefore, no fussy cutting.  Since the Designer Series Paper (DSP) is a double-sided design, options for color combinations is endless.

First, I want to share the inspiration card.  The 4″ x 4″ card was received from Patty Bennett.  The combination of papers adds to the beauty of the card.  You will notice that the only stamping is the sentiment.  Since the technique is primarily paper layering, it is a simple design.  Using her design layout, I made a standard 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card to use for one of the class projects.   

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

Now for the class card:

Card Featuring Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

Notice how well the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper coordinates with the black and white design on the Botanical Butterfly DSP.  As you compare the designs, note the slight variations such as the different ribbon and no embossing on the vellum.  However, the layout design is the same.  Details for creating the class card are below.

Card Directions:

Cut cardstock and paper as follows:

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Botanical Butterfly DSP – Black & white butterfly print: 5-1/4″ x 4″; 1″ x 4″
  • Botanical Butterfly DSP – Select desired colored butterfly and punch or fussy cut one butterfly 
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 3″
  • Gingham Gala DSP: 4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Vellum cardstock: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White:  2″ x 2-1/2″ for sentiment
  1. Score Thick Whisper White at 4-1/4″ and fold to create the card base.
  2. Using Snail Adhesive, attach the larger piece of Botanical Butterfly DSP to the card base.
  3. Adhere the Gingham Gala DSP to the Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Center and attach the 1″ x 4″ strip of the Botanical Butterfly DSP to the Gingham Gala DSP layer. With the 2-1/4″ circle punch, cut the vellum cardstock.  Attach to circle the center of the yellow layer piece.
  4. Wrap Daffodil Delight Ribbon around the yellow layer piece and tie a side knot.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the card.  Notice the ribbon this card, it is from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-a-Bration brochure and is another FREE item with qualifying purchase.  Due to it’s popularity, it has sold out.  It is on reorder and will be available again in early March and only while supplies last.  
  5. Stamp the sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  The sentiment chosen is from the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog.  After stamping, use the Pretty Label punch to cut the shape.  Position as shown on the card above and attach with adhesive.
  6. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the colored butterfly to the center of the card and atop the vellum.  Optional: Use a Black Stampin’ Write Marker to hand draw the butterfly antennae.  
  7. Complete embellishing the card using the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  

Sale-A-Bration is for a limited time.  Be sure to place an order of $50 so you can select the paper before the promotion ends and ends on March 31, 2019. 

The full list of materials for this card is under Project Materials at the end of the post. To order your stamping supplies for this project,  click on the product links or shop for items through my online store.  Remember, shopping is available 24-7! 

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Beautiful Butterfly Note Cards

In my Facebook Live presentation New Year’s Day,  I presented four beautiful butterfly note cards.   The Gingham Gala Suite was featured and is in the new Occasions Catalog on pages 34-35.  The suite includes the beautiful Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Duet punch.  The Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) is also in the suite.  Even better is the coordinating Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  The five spools of ribbon coordinate perfectly with the Gingham Gala DSP and are available FREE with a $50 product order.

Four different note card designs were shown with each using a different gingham DSP color.  Two of the cards highlight simple stamping and are perfect for the beginning stamper or for anyone needing a quick, easy card.  The remaining two are “stepped up” cards and require a little more time to create.  Here is the tutorial for the four note cards.

Set of Butterfly Gala Note Cards

Don’t you just love the cards?  I love the beautiful Spring colors and designs.  Add additional products to get the stepped up version of the cards, or add embellishments of your choice.  If you have not received a copy of the Occasions Catalog, let me know and we can arrange to get you a copy.  Remember to also check out the Sale-a-Bration catalog to get any of the coordinating products for free.  

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Download the Annual Catalog 
Download the Occasions Catalog and see all the new products
Visit the Clearance Rack for unadvertised specials 
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