Merry Cafe for Cute Thank You Gifts

I wanted to give my customers a little thank you gift. These little coffee packets were in my local grocery store and it was easy to make a cute container for them. The Merry Cafe stamp set was the perfect compliment to these coffee packets.

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Here’s a look at the ones I made for this week’s class.

Merry Cafe, Coffee Packets, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Merry Cafe Coffee Holders:

I sort of made up the container as I went along!  The Garden Green card stock folder was 21/2″ wide and 7″ long, scored and 4 3/4″. I cut a 2 1/4″ square from a piece of the Quilted Christmas Paper Stack. The sentiment is from Merry Cafe stamp setand cut out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch. Some Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon  finished it off.

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Remember, be sure to use Fast Fuse to  adhere the sides around the coffee sticks.



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Year of Cheer Gift Card Holders

Last year I made some gift card holders with the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps. You can see those here. This year I decided to make some more holders for our Craft Fair using the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love this paper!

Year of Cheer DSP, Gift card holder,, Stampin' Up!

It’s hard to see the beautiful paper in this picture. Here’s an up close and personal version of the Year of Cheer Paper.

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Design Notes for Year of Cheer Gift Card Holder:

I used pieces of the gold check paper for some of the little holders and the copper leaves paper for some. Here are the close ups of the two different holders.

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Copper version of Gift Card Holder


Year of Cheer DSP, Gift card holder,, Stampin' Up!

Gold version of Gift Card Holder

The belly band slips off so that you can put the gift card in without destroying the holder!

To make the belly band on the copper version, I used Copper Embossing Powder on Whisper White for the sentiment. Then I added a Silver Foil Snowflake and used Copper Foil for the band itself. The gold version was was made the same items but in gold, the Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Snowflake, and Gold Foil Paper. Heat embossing, so much fun! Oh, by the way, make sure to use Fast Fuse to put the little box together. You could use Tear n’ Tape but I found Fast Fuse easier and quicker.

If you’d like to know how to make this, I prepared a video last year. The papers are different but the measurements, scoring and cutting lines are the same.

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Cable Knit and Hot Cocoa

The weather here in lower Delawareis growing chilly. Time to pull out the cable knit sweaters and enjoy some hot chocolate. I’m preparing things for our big Craft Fair on Saturday and brought out the Cable Knit Embossing Folder to make some holders for hot chocolate mix.

Cable Knit Embossing folder, stampin' UP!, cocoa holder, Christmas


Isn’t that cute? The little Treat Tube holds some dehydrated marshmallows and some crushed candy cane bits to go along with the hot chocolate mix.

Design Notes for Cable Knit Hot Cocoa Holder:

I created the folder using Soft Sky card stock and placed in in the Cable Knit Embossing Folder. This folder is referred to as a Dynamic Folder because it gives you a very deep impression. It really looks like a cable knit sweater!

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By the way, be sure to use Tear n’ Tape when assembling this. It will withstand the pressure of the package and the Treat Tube. I also used the 1/4″ Punch to make some hole for the ribbon around the test tube.


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Ava’s Window Box Treat

A week or so ago I showed you a treat box I made with the Window Box Thinlits and Creep It Real stamp set. (Check it out here.) This week I decided that I’d give that to my goddaughter’s son and make something else for her older daughter, Ava. At one point I looked at the first treat box and realized it had a pumpkinish shape. (Yes, use your imagination.)  What did I come up with? A Window Box treat that looks like a jack-o-lantern!

Window Box treat, Window Box Thinlits, Halloween, treat box, Seaside Embossing folder

See, it is pumpkinish!

Design Notes for Window Box Treat:

The Thinlits for the Window Box make the box itself pretty easy. I used some shapes from Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the eyes and nose. The mouth was pretty much guess work. I wanted it to have that “I carved it myself!” look. To get the pumpkin texture, I ran the pieces through the Big Shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder before I assembled it. For the stem, I just rolled a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. It was easier to work with after curling it with my Bone Folder. The leaves were made with the Leaf Punch.

Here’s a picture to show you the stem and leaves. You can also see that I sponged the card stock a bit with some Crumb Cake ink.

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Notice, no stamps!


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Creep It Real Treats – Really?

You wouldn’t think of treats being creepy and cute at the same time. I always make some sort of treat for my monthly card classes. This month I decided to make mini cupcakes and adorn them with tooth picks using the Creep It Real stamp set. And really, they are cute! Yes, Creep It Real Treats!

Creep It Real treats, cupcakes,

Didn’t I tell you? People thought they were pretty yummy too!


Design Notes for Creep It Real Treats:

Well, it really couldn’t have been much easier. I stamped, punched and added the tooth pick to one side. I used Fast Fuse as I wanted to be sure the pieces stayed with the tooth pick. Fortunately, Fast Fuse is on Sale for a few more days. You can buy a Fast Fuse and get two refills for free! Great deal, right!

Here are close up of the toothpicks.

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I used mostly stamps from Creep It Real, but also used another holiday stamp set, Merry Cafe.



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