Bat Brownie Treats

Someone a while back told me about Bat Brownies that they found at the store – so I wanted to find them an use them to make a treat with the Trick or Tweet stamp set and the little elephant dressed like a bat.  It took me a while to find them but I did locate them at the big W store.  And now recently I’ve seen them in several stores.  I think I was just too far ahead of Halloween to begin with. 

I basically just created a box that wrapped around the brownie.  Our Grid paper is perfect to help create a box for a treat.  Lay what you want to cover on the paper and trace around it for the height and width.  Flip it on its side to determine the depth.  Be sure you include a flap that overlaps for the adhesive to hold it together.  I normally start with scraps to do my first measurements and then adjust before cutting for my final piece.   After getting the card stock sleeve set just right, add a piece of Designer Series paper around it and then add ribbon and a tag to finish. 

Supply List

  • Trick of Tweet stamp set
  • Granny Apple Green card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Nature’s Poem Designer Series paper (I used the Blackberry Bliss pattern)
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green
  • Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon
  • 2-1/4″ Circle punch
  • Grid Paper
  • Paper Trimmer

Now go find bat brownies and make your own little treats.  Enjoy!

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More Trick or Tweet

Hello Stamping Friends.  I’m trying to get back on schedule now. 

My little dog Aspen was very very sick and admitted to critical care in the specialist Animal Hospital. After two visits to my regular vet I had to take him there to the ER and they admitted him to the hospital.  He was there for 4 days and I brought him home for one night and then he had new issues and I took him back to the ER and he stayed for 11 more days.  He was one sick doggie. 

But he finally turned the corner and I was able to get him last Friday – which happened to by my Fall retreat weekend.  I brought him back to the cabin and took care of him there along with all the ladies that attended the retreat.  They were a great help to me and loved on him.  Now we have been home for a few days and he continues to improve.  

So now I’m trying to finish sharing all these cute projects with the Trick or Tweet stamp set.  I will try to pick up where I left off.

Today’s project is one of our Mini Pizza Boxes.  Inside I found snacks cakes that are little pumpkin shaped cakes – I’m pretty sure they are pumpkin pie flavored.  I’m not a pumpkin fan so I didn’t eat one.  But any round fairly flat treat will fit in these food safe boxes.   

To color the box I used my Sponge Brayer – I used two colors – Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody.  I wanted kind of an ombre effect so I used the Pumpkin Pie in the center section where the box folds and used the Mango Melody on either end.  Just roll over with the sponge brayer until you achieve the darkness you desire.  I did spray the box with plain hairspray – that’s what we used as a sealer in the old days and I still had a can in my craft closet.  Then decorate the box!

Supply List

  • Trick or Tweet stamp set
  • Mememto Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody
  • 2″ Circle punch
  • Starburst punch
  • 1/2″ circle punch
  • Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Mini Pizza Box
  • Sponge Brayer
  • Pumpkin Pie ink
  • Mango Melody ink

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Little Elephant Box

I was so excited to see the Little Elephant stamp set and punch in the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve been collecting elephants since I was a little girl and always get the sets that have an elephant.  When I was in school I hand carved an elephant stamp – I guess that was probably my first stamping experience!  I didn’t know then that I would be doing this all the time now.  Here is the first thing I made with the I created with the Little Elephant stamp set and punch.  

It was one of my August Stamp Club projects.  We are having a lot of fun in stamp club each month.  All members get to make a 3D project, a card that usually features a technique and a scrapbook page.  I’ve really enjoyed getting back to making scrapbook pages.

Here is a closer look at this month’s Little Elephant box.

Supply List

  • Little Elephant stamp set
  • Elephant Builder punch
  • Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes
  • Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine
  • Twinkle Twinkle Designer series paper
  • Soft Sea Foam ink
  • Gray Granite ink
  • Whisper White card stock

The little flowers are stamped around the base of the box in the Soft Sea Foam ink.  Use the Elephant Builder punch to punch strips of the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper – the big and little ears are what I used for the flowers.  Glue them to the box on top of the stamped flowers.  Use a piece of the Designer Series Paper and wrap it around the box – but don’t glue it – just tie the twine around it – that way you can untie the twine and remove the wrap to open the box. 

It’s perfect little gift for a new baby – you could roll up a little onsies or some socks to stick inside! 

Remember it’s Bonus Days for the month of August – every $50 order will earn a Bonus Coupon that you can use on an order in September!

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Pillow Box Surprise

One of my favorite things to use for pillow gifts in the Stampin’ Up! catalog are our packaging options.  You can find them on pages 192-193 in the Annual Catalog.  A new option in this catalog is the Kraft Pillow Boxes.  Initially I thought they were just plain Kraft boxes, but upon receiving them in my order they are printed with Polka Dots.  While coming up with my ideas for the Getaway weekend – I often like to give some type of adhesive and this time the Multi-purpose Liquid glue was the perfect gift for my Call Me Clover color AND the glue fits inside the pillow box!  The perfect solution.

To decorate the box I stuck with  Call Me Clover embellishments.  First a strip of the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper.  Then some of the Call Me Clover ribbon.  Stamp the little tag with a greeting in Call Me Clover ink and add few leaves that are Copper Embossed on Call Me Clover card stock and die cut with the coordinating dies.  The tag is tied on with Copper Metallic Thread.  Now everyone has a bottle of glue to use on their creative projects throughout the weekend.

Supply List

  • Kraft Pillow Box
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
  • Call Me Clover 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Copper Metallic Thread
  • Copper Embossing Powder
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Call Me Clover card stock
  • Call Me Clover ink
  • VersaMark ink
  • Heat Tool
  • Rooted in Nature Stamp set
  • Nature’s Roots Framelits dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (it’s the gift inside the pillow box)

Here’s a little closer look.


So far the In Color themed pillow gifts have covered Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove and Call Me Clover.  Two more to go so be sure to come back. 

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Lots of Lavender Gift Box

There are less than three weeks left of Sale-a-Bration.  Did you already get your favorite items for Free?  One of the Level 1 choice is the beautiful Lots of Lavender stamp set.  It reminds me of the Lavender farm that we visited last summer.  We were on San Juan Island in Washington, State.


For today’s project though I decided to use Berry Burst for the flowers and I think they came out pretty too.


I created a box out of Berry Burst card stock added the Berry Burst Metallic Edged Ribbon and finished with a tag.  Inside the box I used the Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie – Crinkle-cut shredded paper that perfectly matches my box.


The outline image is stamped in Black, the flowers in Berry Burst, the leaves in Old Olive and the ribbon in Soft Sky.   I added Wink of Stella over the flowers but you can’t really see it in the photo.

I also used the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies to cut the Celebrate out of Silver Foil.  The dies are a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration choice.  It’s tied on with some Soft Sky Baker’s Twine.

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st so make sure you do your shopping before then!


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What happens when you cut it?

The Acetate Boxes are on page 13 in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  You might have missed them.  They are the perfect size to hold 5 cards and envelopes.  Making them nice for storing a set of cards or better yet – giving a set of handmade cards as a gift!  Who would you give some too?

But what happens when you cut one of those nice boxes in half?  Well you get two small open-ended boxes that you can use for holding little treats or tags or any number of things.


I used a Guillotine cutter to cut them exactly in half.  The paper trimmer won’t work.  Or you could measure and use some heavy duty scissors being careful to get a straight edge.  In either case I used Designer series paper along my top edge – so if your cut isn’t perfect the paper can hide it.  The paper I used was from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

To finish decorating my box I stamped a tag from the Merry Little Labels stamp set and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.  To the back of it I added two vellum Leaf punches – that’s the new Leaf Punch – and then added that to an Old Olive piece of card stock.  To the back of that I’ve added a piece of Mini Gold Sequin Trim and a piece of the Foil Snowflake – I used a gold one.  Then I put the whole thing on my box with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally I tied around a piece of Jute Twine.

Now fill with goodies!


I found these Honey Caramel Chocolate Peanut clusters at Sam’s Warehouse.  They come in a big bag but are individually wrapped – plus the green foil went nicely with my paper! Actually I bought the candy first and then went through my paper to find what looked good with the candy!

Be sweet!  Thanks for stopping by.