Candy Cane Lane Christmas Treat!

Have you seen candy canes in the stores yet?  I know that Halloween won’t even be over and they will be there. Despite that,  I  made something using the Candy Cane Lane Suite of products for my New Catalog event a few weeks ago. Clear Treat box, Candy Cane Christmas stamp set, Candy Cane Lane Product Suite

How I made the box:

I love using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. They are so easy to decorate. For this one I just used a strip of Whisper White Card Stock to make a belly band. I heat embossed with some of our Emerald Envy Emboss Powder. To get the little design, I used one of the new Seasonal Decorative Masks..

Here’s a close up of the tag.

Candy Cane Christmas with Real Red heat Emboss Powder, Candy Cane Lane Prodct Suite

First, I used some new Real Red Emboss Powder on the little mitten from the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set. Next, I stamped the tag itself using some Real Red ink and punched it out using the 2″ Circle Punch. Then I used some Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine and Cherry Cobbler Ribbon from the 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack. You can see, I love the Candy Cane Lane Suite of products. (Oh, I didn’t use the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper – soon!)

Candy Lane Treat Box Supplies:


When you are ready to start making little gift, make sure you have all of these things. Let me know what you want to order so you’ll be all set

By the way, I filled my box with some peppermints but you could use lots of other things.

  • some trail mix
  • Hershey kisses
  • maybe a fortune cookie
  • cute paper clips
  • fun erasers
  • special coins
  • sewing supplies
  • hand sanitizer
  • bath salts
  • hair bows
  • barrettes
  • pair of earrings
  • a special herb
  • some Washi tape
  • gift certificate or check

Hope you are having fun today, perhaps you are stamping!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


Random Act of Kindness with Designer Tin of Cards

I love the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set and use it frequently. I bought it with the newest Tin of Cards. Guess what. Tin of Cards will be going on sale soon! (Oct. 1 to Oct. 5)

Here’s the latest card I’ve made with Designer Tin of Cards stamp set. The Global Design Challenge for this week is to create a card for a Random Act of Kindness (RAK)

Card made as Random Act of Kindness, Designer Tin of Cards

GDP#056, Stamp' Up!,

Card Information:

I like to play around with different folds and was going to make this a Z-fold and then it sort of morphed into this shape. Can you figure out what the background stamping is all about? I used one of the stamps from Designer Tin of Cards and used VersaMark. I love that it gives a tone on tone effect. I didn’t heat emboss it, just stamped. The sentiments are heat embossed with Gold Heat Emboss Powder.

Color Combinations:

I admit to planning the Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder  combination but it was almost a random grab to add the Bermuda Bay! I really like how it looks however. What do you think?


Here’s a Peek at the Inside:

RAK card, Designer Tin of Cards stamp set

I placed the sentiment up a little high on the oval so that I can write a personal note to my friend.

Card Supplies:

If you are going to heat emboss (and why wouldn’t you?) You need some basic supplies. First, you need VersaMark ink. It’s a watermark ink that is very sticky. It will take a minute or two to dry so you have time to add the powder.  Next you need an Embossing Buddy. Just rub it over your card stock before you stamp and it will prevent the embossing powder from going astray. Finally, you need a heat tool. The Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool is the best. Believe me, I’ve had some other heat tools and they don’t even come close. This one gets hot quickly, and has two settings.

Notes and Reminders:

I am part of an International Blog Hop! You’ll get to see it on Friday at 7 PM. That might seem like an odd time but it was organized by a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Australia so it’s all based on Australian time.

The Designer Tin of Cards is one of the items that will be on sale next week. Check out this blog post for a better idea about what the kit is all about.

Hope you are having a great day.

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Cookie Cutter Gift Card Box with Video Tutorial!

One of the cutest stamp sets in the new Holiday catalog is Cookie Cutter Christmas. I’ve already used it many times! Today I’m going to show you some gift card boxes that I made using Cookie Cutter Christmas.

Gift card box Cookie Cutter Christmas reindeer, Stampin Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas, gift card box, Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle

They are really easy to make if you have a few essential tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, and Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape.

Here’s a video I made to show you just how easy it is to make little boxes.

See, it really isn’t that hard but you have to have the tools! Check out the list of supplies below. It’s a bit long because I made two different ones using different markers, and different color papers.

Card Supplies:

Reminders and Notices:



It’s almost October 1. that’s the beginning of the Stampin’ Up! year and the day that some special deals come from Stampin’ Up! Be sure to watch this blog and email to see what’s happening.


By the way, the Paper Pumpkin BOGO is still going on but time is short.You have until Oct. 10 to buy your first one and get the second one FREE! this offer is for new subscribers only.

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Look What I Got!

As you may have read, my upline Alisa, and I spent a few days with my friend and fellow demonstrator Susan DeAngelo on Long Island. She and her family were so gracious to us. We felt like we were in a terrific Bed and Breakfast! Look at the goodies she gave to us.

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The item on the left has a calendar and note pad inside. The jar held raspberry jam (that she made!) and the little bucket had a variety of things including a Post-It note holder. So clever.

On Sunday, we saw another lighthouse, this one at Montauk Point. Here we are with another Long Island demonstrator, Bonnie O’Neill.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Hope you have some time to stamp today!


Remember All Those Birthdays!

In April, I went to the Stampin’ Up On Stage Event in Salt Lake City. It was a great time! One of the things I did was to participate in a gift swap. Each of us was asked to make a gift item. I definitely lucked out and got the best gift of all. It was a beautiful birthday card book. I put it in my “Things to CASE box”  and just got around to making one myself.


I must confess, it was deceivingly easy! You need eight pieces of Designer Series paper, and a piece of light card board. Do some folding and gluing and you are pretty much done! I happen to have a binding machine so I was finished in no time.

Here’s a peek at two parts of the inside.

inside-card-book inside-birthday-book

You can use any Designer Paper. I thought since I live near the ocean the By The Shore Designer Series Paper wold work well.

Project materials:

Wouldn’t this make a great gift? (Maybe for yourself!) I like this so much I am going to offer a class. More details about that to come.
Hope you are having some stamping fun today.