Matchbook Style Treat Holder

Today’s project is a quick and easy Matchbook Style Treat Holder.  The treat holders were “a little something” in the June To-Go Class packages.  The new 2020-2022 In Color cardstock provides the coordinating base for the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper.  I just love that the Flowers with Every Season Designer Series Paper coordinates with all of the new In Colors! The small packages of m&m candies fit perfectly inside the Matchbook Style Treat Holder but it’s easy to place other treats inside of a small cellophane bag to insert into the treat holder.  

Matchbook Style Treat Holders

Side view of the Matchbook Style Treat Holder (with the package of m&m candies)

Side View of Matchbook Style Treat Holder

How To Create the Matchbook Style Treat Holder:

For the matchbook body: Cut a piece of cardstock 2-3/4″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 3-1/2″, 4″ and 7-3/4″; burnish the score lines with a bone folder.  Then, fold along the 7-3/4″ score line and staple to create a tab to hold the top closed. (remember, we’re making a matchbook)  

Next, cut the following:

  • coordinating cardstock – one piece at 2-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ and another piece at 2-1/2″ x 5/8″
  • Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper: one piece 2-1/2″ x 3″ & one piece 2-1/4″ x 1/2″ 

After cutting, add the designer series paper to the cardstock pieces using Stampin’ Seal.  Attach the layered panels to the front of the matchbook.

Stamp the “A Little Something” from the Parcels and Petal Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  After stamping, use the 1-1/2″ circle punch to cut (position so that the sentiment is toward the bottom of the circle leaving room for the ribbon). 

Finish by tying a small bow using the 2020-2022 In Colors 1/4″ ribbon.  Add to the sentiment label using a Mini Glue Dot.

Don’t you love how simple it is to make these treat holders? One piece of 8-1/2 x 11″ cardstock will make four treat holders so you can create lots of treat holders quickly! 

Personal note: I did a video showing how to make these treat holders and was all set to add it but alas, it’s sideways!  After several hours of trying to edit and correct, I gave up – the technology gremlins won!!! 


There is still time to purchase the June 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 June 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  Note: be sure to register allowing me to contact you so I receive notice of your order and can send the tutorial. 

2. Purchase the June 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!  From now through June 30th, Stampin’ Up! is offering a Pick A Free Bundle Promotion. When you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can choose any stamp and tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. So it’s a great time to join!  Click here to join.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!  

Project Materials: (click on link to order)

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Valentine Surprises

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Today, I am sharing Valentine surprises that I received this week.  


The first surprise is a beautiful card! A dear friend, Jamie, sent a Valentine card combining the Sale-a-Bration Little Ladybug with the Heartfelt Bundle.  The recent coordination product release features the Ladybug Dies so she was able to cut the ladybug easily.  Look closely at the card.  After stamping and coloring the flower, she texture embossed using the Subtles Embossing Folder.  Just the simple use of the embossing folder changes the entire card appearance.  Plus touches of Wink of Stella adds a little extra shimmer.  Below is a closer look…

Ladybug Valentine Card

And now for some treat holders…

Playtime with Paper team member, Linda cut Designer Series Paper using the Mini Curvy Keepsake Dies.  Notice the embellishment on the treat holder.  She cut Real Red cardstock with the Stitched Be Mine Dies and then cut a stitched Valentine for the sentiment using the same dies.  And to go with the sentiment she made a honey bee embellishment using Shrinky Dink Plastic. The Honey Bee Bundle provides the honey bee stamp and the Detailed Bee Dies.  Simply stamp the bee onto the Shrinky Dink, cut with dies and shrink using heat. So cute! and great to remember when wanting to make different embellishments.

Valentine Mini Curvy Keepsake holder

Mary Pat, another Playtime with Paper team member, also made a treat holder.  Utilizing the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, she was able to create a pocket the perfect size for nesting a Ghiradelli Chocolate Square.  Real Red cardstock is cut with one of the larger dies.  Two designs of the From My Heart Designer Series Paper are also cut.  One piece to use as the wrap to create the pocket and one cut with a slightly smaller die to layer on the Real Red cardstock label.  For embellishing the front of the pocket, the Heart Doily is layered with a heart cut in the From My Heart Designer Series Paper using the Heart Punch.

Valentine Treat Holder

Receiving the Valentine Surprises was unexpected but greatly appreciated! 
Just a 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.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back again soon for another project idea.  I’ll be featuring another Tropical Oasis project on Wednesday!


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!

Halloween Coffin Treat Boxes

Happy Friday!  Hope you’ve been having a good week.  Fall temperatures finally arrived in Georgia so it sets the mood for Fall festivities.  Today’s project, Halloween Coffin Treat Boxes, is perfect for Fall craft fairs or for giving treats to friendly Gremlins.  The food safe Coffin Boxes in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog are easy to assemble.  A variety of products in the Monster Bash Suite decorate the Halloween Coffin Treat Boxes shown below.  

Coffin Treat Holders

Details for the Coffin Halloween Treat Holder on the Left:

First, texture emboss the lid using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder before assembling.  Next, assemble the coffin top and bottom using a strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape or Mulitpurpose Liquid Adhesive.  To add definition to the top, swipe the lid across the raised embossed areas using the Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad.  Stamp the mummy and the sentiment from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock.  After stamping, cut using the coordinating Ornate Frames Dies.  Also, use the dies to cut a scroll frame from Crushed Curry cardstock.  To color the mummy, use either the Crumb Cake Stampin Write Marker or Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  For the border, use the Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.  Adhere the mummy piece to the Crushed Curry frame using Snail Adhesive.  With stampin’ dimensionals, add the piece to the top of the coffin.  Attach sentiment and bow.  Almost forgot… for a fun touch, add Assorted Googly Eyes!

Details for the Coffin Halloween Treat Holder on the Right:

Start by assembling the coffin.  Turn the coffin lid upside down and place onto the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  Then, trace around the lid.  Use paper snips to cut the lid around the traced area.  After cutting, sponge the edges of the designer series paper using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Add to the coffin lid using multipurpose liquid adhesive.  TIP:  the multipurpose liquid adhesive allows time to make placement adjustments.  With the Ornate Frames Dies, cut a large scroll from Pumpkin Pie cardstock and a smaller scroll using Basic Black cardstock.  Layer the scrolls.  Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut with the coordinating die.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to the layered scrolls.  Embellish with Basic Rhinestone Jewels and a Black Glitter Organdy ribbon bow.  Add to the coffin lid.

Isn’t that easy?   And yes, you still have time to order the Coffin Treat Holders and elements for embellishing before Halloween.  For a list of the materials from today’s post, check out the Project Materials list below. 

When ready to place your order, click on the items under Project Materials (the discount will appear on your order). During the month of October, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.  Note: If you place your order as a guest and indicate “no contact”, I am unable to send your gift as I will not receive your name and address information.

Thanks for stopping by…Happy  Crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

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Easy Treat Holder

One of the make ‘n takes from the Open House is this easy treat holder.   A 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag holds the treat.  However, a plain bag is no fun to receive!  In the new Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog, the Time for Tags host stamp set is perfect for creating quick and easy tags.  The stamp set includes a variety of tags and sentiments to use.  Thus, you can create tags for a variety of projects.   The set is on page 206 in the catalog.  To easily cut the tags, use the coordinating Timeless Label Punch.  With this set, you can create multiple tags quickly.  Just stamp, color and punch!

Project Details:

For the tag on this project, stamp the tag using Jet Black Stazon Ink onto a  2-3/4″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Since Stampin’ Write Markers are used, it’s important to use Stazon so that the ink doesn’t smear. (Remember, if using Stampin’ Blends to color, use Memento Tuxedo Black.)  Color using the following Stampin’ Write Markers:  Balmy Blue for the bird, Daffodil Delight for beak, Real Red for heart, Granny Apple Green for leaves, Soft Suede for branch.  After coloring, punch the tag shape using the Timeless Label Punch.  Creating tags couldn’t be easier.  

To finish the project, insert treat into the cellophane bag.  To create closure, fold over bag top and using a handheld punch, create two holes approximately 1-1/4″ apart.  Thread 1/8″ Grapefruit Grove ribbon through all layers and tie.  For attaching the tag to the bag,  use Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Since the Gusseted Cellophane Bags come in a quantity of 25, the bags are great for creating treats for school classes!

Because the Time for Tags stamp set is a Host Set, contact me ( to learn how you can order this set.

Thanks for stopping and happy crafting!

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