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12 Weeks of Halloween 2016 Week 6- Cookie Cutter Halloween Bag Topper

2016wk6-aWelcome to Week 6 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween Series with this easy bag topper using the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

This is an easy way to "dress up" treats that are pre-packaged or some that you can package yourself in our clear cellophane bags.

Here's the how-to video tutorial for the project...

 Click HERE to download the details and supply list PDF of today's project.

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Hope you enjoyed this easy treat and bag topper for Week 6 of the 2016 Halloween project series!  See you tomorrow with a cute Christmas version of this project!

Make A Strawberry Candy Treat Box with Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit

Stampin-up-fresh-fruit-strawberry-treat-boxThere's no need for a special reason to treat someone but this easy strawberry treat box made with the Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit stamp set will be sure to bring a smile to someone special.
This stamp set and Fruit Stand DSP are so yummy and perfect for your summer time paper crafting.  This one is made as a birthday treat but think about party favors or treats on a table at a picnic.  Whatever the occasion, you'll love having this idea in your bag of paper crafting tricks.

Let's take a look at the how-to in this video tutorial below...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • This is a basic box design that you can use for any occasion.
  • Leave the top open as seen here or pinch close for a different look or to secure contents.
  • Try making with our Stampin' Up! card stock and wrap a strip of designer paper around the center for a contrasting belly band.


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Make this "berry" special treat box with Stampin' Up! Fresh Fruit stamp set and Fruit Stand DSP for any summer occasion!

Makeover Monday- Easy Fourth of July Folded Treat Holder

July-4th-folded-treat-video-6-13Today's Makeover Monday is an easy Fourth of July folded treat holder made with Stampin' Up! Brights colors and some of our sparkly Glimmer Paper.

If you decorate for Independence Day celebrations, this would be the ideal treat holder for your parties or family gatherings.

Take a look at the how-to in this video tutorial from 2015.

 Lisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a 9 x 9 square for the size shown in the video.
  • You can experiment with a smaller square for tiny treats.
  • Use at a table setting for place markers or tuck cutlery and napkin or mints inside.

July-4th-folded-treat-6-13Here is the supply listing for today's Makeover Monday project!


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 Get ready for the Fourth of July now with this easy folded treat project using Stampin' Up! designer paper!

Makeover Monday- Make a Fourth of July Treat Cone

July4th-treat-cone-video-tutorial-6-6Today's Makeover Monday project is easy and would be a great family project for your Fourth of July celebrations! 

Fill these little treat cones with wrapped candies and or small packaged treats and  you will have a great table decoration, too!

Let's take a look at the how-to in this video tutorial from the past!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Try this cone in different sizes.  As long as you cut your designer paper in a square, it will work.  This one today is 4" x 4".
  • The Labeler Alphabet (141936) would be a great way to personalize these for a party. 
  • The "stuffing" is just thin strips of Real Red card stock sliced with the Stampin' Trimmer.

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  July4th-treat-cone-6-6Get ready for a fun and colorful Fourth of July with this Treat Cone idea for today's Makeover Monday!

Makeover Monday- Cottage Greetings Birthday Box

Stampin-up-scallop-top-box-cottage-greetings-makeoverThis week's Makeover Monday project and video is an easy and fun birthday box made with the Cottage Greetings Stamp set from Stampin' Up!

With a few cuts and scores, you can create this little gift box for any occasion.

Here's the video tutorial for the how-to:


Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut card stock to 4 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Score at 2, 4, 6, and 8 on the long side.
  • Turn and make one score at 2".
  • DSP is cut at 2" x 2 1/2" .  Two pieces needed.

Stampin-up-scallop-top-box-cottage-greetingsSupplies used for this makeover are listed below.
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Hope to enjoyed today's Makeover Monday with this easy paper crafting project and birthday box video made with Stampin' Up! products.

Going to Miss the Stampin' Up! Fry Box!

This Fry Box from the Stampin' Up! Retiring List has been so much fun to share.   It's a great little size and so easy to assemble. 

Thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the projects that I've shared...


For the Fall season or Thanksgiving, this sample is ready to adorn any table or party setting.  See more HERE.

Fry-box-july-4Fun for summer celebrations, your family would love this treat for July 4th celebrations!  Supply List on this project HERE.

Fry-box-candy-cornIf you've been following me for any time at all, you know I love creating sweet treat for Halloween! the Candy Corn was made from cut wedges of circle punches!

Fry-box-4thHere's another version for Independence Day!  Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!  See the video HERE.

Fry-box-fangtasticHere's a fangtastic little guy with a Halloween treat box.   See more on this spooky project HERE!

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Make a Tiny Bag with Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper

Diy-tiny-gift-bag-stampin-upIf you need a tiny bag for a special gift, try the one in this video tutorial that's made with the Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

With just a few score lines and a little adhesive, you'll be able to make this one in a "jif".  It's sized for a small lip gloss, lip balm, pair of earrings, or even a few chocolates.

See the how to in today's video.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Start with a 6" x 6" square of designer paper.
  • Score at 1 1 /4" and 4 3/4" on one side.
  • Turn and score at 2 1/2" and 3 1/2".
  • Cut 2 pieces at 1" x 3 1/2" and score in half length wise at 1/2".
  • See the coloring technique used on this bag HERE.

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 Whisper White Organza Ribbon substituted for Blushing Bride which is retiring and sold out.

Thank you for stopping by for today's tiny bag video tutorial with Stampin' Up! Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper!

Makeover Monday- Make a Gift for Administrative Professional's Day, April 27th!

Administrative Professional's Day is Wednesday, April 27th, so here's a idea to tuck in a gift basket with favorite snacks or gift card or fresh flowers...or all of the above!

This note pad cover also makes a great teacher gift and for anyone that loves to make lists!

Here's the video that inspired today's project!


Lisa's Inklings:

  • This cover is sized for a 4" x 6" notepad.
  • Base is cut at 8 1/2" x 6 1/2".
  • Score on long side 4 1/8" and 4 3/8".
  • DSP for front is cut at 4" x 6 3/8".

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 Treat your Administrative Professional to a nice DIY gift as seen in today's Makeover Monday!

Makeover Monday- 2016 Easter Basket Treat

2016-easter-basket-treat-stampin-up-number-of-years-makeover-videoToday's makeover is a sweet little box that's just right for an Easter Basket treat for 2016

The original video from the past has a different (wire) handle so this time around, we are using an easy card stock handle.  The spring time vouquet stamps from the Number of Years set from Stampin' Up! is a sweet adornment to accompany the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

 Here's the directions in this video from the past. It's sweet and easy and you can customize it for any occasion.


  • For the handle, cut a piece of card stock at 1/2" x 7 1/2".
  • Staple each end of handle to top of each side.
  • Staples are covered with a punched flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
  • Adorn the center of the flower with an enamel dot or rhinestone.
  • Stamped image is punched with 2" Circle punch and backed with a 2 3/8" Scallop Circle.

Leave a comment below this post and one name will be drawn to receive the kit to create this makeover box.  I'll announce the winner on Saturday, the 12th!

Here are the supplies for today's makeover.  Simply click the links to shop.  Thank you!

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  2016-easter-basket-stampin-up-makeover-monday-3-7Thank you for stopping by to see this 2016 Easter Basket Treat and be sure and leave a comment below for a chance to win the kit to make this cute little box!

Makeover Monday- Simple Card Idea with Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs

Stampin-up-bear-hugs-card-makeover-mondayOne of my most 'Pinned" cards on Pinterest is a simple, single layer card idea that was the inspiration for today's makeover featuring the adorable Bear Hugs stamp set from Stampin' Up!

These bears look so cute peeking in from every angle, don't you think?  I decided to die cut the hats and bows with the matching framelits to add a punch of color.

Let's take a look at the original video tutorial below...


  • Un-wind the threads of your twine to get that messy fiber embellishment look.
  • Turn your card base as you stamp to get the look you want.
  • The die cut hats and bows replaced the buttons for a punch of color.
  • The Stampin' Up! Hand Held Stapler provides an easy attachment for the word die cut and thread.

Hello-you-bear-hugs-makeover-cardSimply click the pics to shop for the supplies used in today's makeover.

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 Thanks for tuning in today for this simple card idea and makeover with Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs and I'll see you again soon!

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Stampin' Up! Shine On 2016 Valentine Box

Stampin-up-2016-Valentine-boxHere's a 2016 Valentine Box that will hold the mini cards made with the Shine On Specialty Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!  This is an open top box that's easy to make and a fun way to present those 3 x 3 mini cards as a gift!

The video tutorial is below or you can catch it HERE on You Tube.

Here's the supply list for today's project.  Simply click the links to shop!

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Stampin-up-2016-valentine-box-video-tutorialI've heard from several of you that say you'll use this as a gift idea or treat box. 
How do YOU plan to use this 2016 Valentine Box?

Makeover Friday? Cute Punch Art Reindeer Treat!

Stampin-up-punch-art-reindeer-treat-11-30It's definitely Friday but today we have a makeover project with the cutest punch art reindeer!  This project is a favorite that is re-created every year.

This is an easy-to-make treat wrap that is great for a stocking stuffer.  Or, fill a pretty bowl with these stuffed with your favorite chocolates!  You could even nestle in the branches of your Christmas tree!

Here's the video tutorial from the past or you can watch HERE on You Tube.


  • Base is 3 1/2 " x 6" and scored at 2 3/4" and 3 1/4" along the long side.
  • Ribbon approx 12" long.
  • Designer Series Paper measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/2".
  • For the makeover, the antlers were punched with the Tree Builder Punch.
  • Owl Punch used for head, nose, and eyes.
  • Fringe Scissors for "hair".
  • TO and FROM stamped image from the Oh, What Fun! set.


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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll try this reindeer punch art for a fun Christmas treat!

Happy Halloween!

Let's celebrate Halloween with a recap of the 12 Weeks of Halloween Projects!

















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While the 12 Weeks of Halloween Projects have come to an end, be sure stay tuned for my  Stampin' Up! 2015 Christmas Card series that begins next week!

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Happy Halloween!