Easy Heart Treats

I kept seeing these adorable heart shaped treat holders on Pinterest but everyone linked to a foreign demonstrator with instructions in french.  Unfortunately for me I don’t know any french.  I finally found one with some photographs with measurements in centimeters so I started with that and tried to convert to inches and round it up to make it even.  Played around with it a little bit until I got measurements that worked for me. They are much easier to make than they might seem.  So let’s get to it.

I started by creating this version for my Stamper’s Club.  This was one of their February club projects and uses the All My Love Designers Series paper.  The stamp set I used for my words is Petal Palette. The little box on the inside holds a Lindor Truffle – the strawberries & cream version for Valentine’s Day.  Cut your strip of Designer Series paper to be 1-1/2″ wide and 12″ long.  Fold it in half.  Then put some tear & tape on the end on the outside and curl the two ends together to form the heart. 

To make the box I used a 3-1/2″ square of card stock – Lovely Lipstick for this one.  Score all four sides at 1″ and snip two sides and fold to form a box.  The tear & tape is perfect for this project.  Use it to create the box and then use it on the bottom and one end to add the box inside the heart. 

Supply List

  • All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Petal Palette stamp set
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape

After my stamp club made these I decided to make another one as an alternate project for my January Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper – which coordinates with the kit and the Baker’s twine to make some of these hearts out of the kit contents.

The box for this project comes from the pillow box in the paper pumpkin kit.  The stamp set, ink spot and white label are all part of the kit too.  If you’d like to see a Facebook Live video of this project and my other alternate projects from the January Be Mine Valentine kit go here.

Supply List

  • Be Mine Valentine January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape (or use the tape in the kit)

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Mini Cakes in a Bakers Box

At the Made to Love class Heather showed us how to make these mini Red Velvet Bundt cakes.  And they are just the perfect size to fit inside the little Baker’s Box.  These are a carry over item from the Holiday Catalog.  She filled the pans and put the cakes in the oven, and then showed us the truffles (I posted those yesterday).  Then everyone came into my studio and I showed them all the stamping projects.  When they finished all their stamping they decorated their cake and put it inside the box.

I showed everything we made on a FB live video on Jan. 21, 2019.  You can see it here.  Here are some more details about the Baker’s Box project for the mini cakes.

I cut 2″ wide strips of the All My Love Designer Series paper and a 2″ x 4″ long piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  The strip of the Designer paper won’t quite fit all the way around the box to create the belly band.  So I used the Crumb Cake piece to bridge the gap in the back.  Glue the designer paper to the card stock, then you can slide the band on and off to get inside the box.  If you watch my video you can see what I’m talking about. Then decorate the front – I used the hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies and the Braided Linen Trim.  The stamp set in this photo is Label Me Pretty but some of the girls used the Meant to Be set instead. 

Supply List

  • #150587 Meant to Be Bundle = stamp set + framelits
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series paper
  • #147899 Baker’s Boxes
  • #147808 Braided Linen Trim
  • #148578 All My Love Card stock pack (use Crumb Cake & Lovely Lipstick)
  • #147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #146927 Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
  • #143715 Pretty Label Punch
  • #138995 Tear & Tape
  • #143861 Label Me Pretty Stamp set (optional)

I told everyone to choose the greeting based on who they would be giving it too.  So everyone had several choices.  The little bitty hearts come from inside the decorative heart die cut piece. 

Yum! I hope you enjoyed this project. If you’d like to order any of these Stampin’ Up! products to make your own Valentine treats please see my link below. 

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Christmas Crate

This is a fun little treat idea if you need something to gift this weekend.  We made this in my Tags & Treats class and I gifted one to the mail lady.  I’m trying to get my Christmas cards out.  Yesterday I had 75 go out and today another 40.  There will be one more batch going out on Monday.  I’m not sure if any will arrive before Christmas but as long as I get them in the mail by Christmas eve I’m ok with that.  Hopefully the recipient will be too.

This is the gable box turned into a crate style box.  Inside I have some festive cake balls.  I stuck with a Red, White and Silver theme for this one.  It’s a bit hard to see in the catalog but the Lustrous White Gable boxes have a shimmer to them – they aren’t just plain white.

Supply List

  • Lustrous White Mini Gable Box
  • 2×8 Cellophane bag
  • Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon
  • 1/8″ Solid Real Red Ribbon
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Real Red Ink
  • Dashing Deer Bundle – Dashing Deer stamp set + Detailed Deer Thinlits die
  • Big Shot Die cutting machine
  • Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets

I used some red striped paper straws to create the handle.  So that you don’t tear the box use a hole punch the size of the straw at the top of the little slot.  Mine was just a standard size hole punch like you get from the office supply store.  And I used some scotch tape to hold the little cello bag shut after I put the cake balls inside.  Enjoy!

Don’t miss the year end closeout sale – Happening now and the Clearance Rack – new items were added to it. 

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Tiny Treat Box in Pink

This yummy little treat box was something I made for table favors at the Georgia 2-Day Breast Cancer walk dinner.  We walked our 20 miles on Saturday and then that night they served us a buffet dinner.  We went in our pajamas so we could go right to bed after wards and then get up early Sunday morning and walk again.  This year we had a reserved table for our little team – Trudy’s Peeps – and I wanted to make a table favor for everyone. 

Inside each box are three white chocolate covered cashew clusters.  They are yummy and I found them in the bulk section at my local sprouts.  I bought a big bag so I could fill all the boxes and got a very interesting look from the cashier.

I did use some retired paper from last years catalog to place inside the box.  Cut a 2″ by 6″ piece of designer paper and score it at 2 and 4 inches then slip it inside the box as a liner.  The Powder Pink Shimmer ribbon is what I used to tie around the box and finished with the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

Supply List

  • Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
  • Ribbon of Courage Stamp set
  • Basic Jewels Pearls
  • Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon
  • Powder Pink ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Powder Pink card stock
  • Support Ribbon Framelits
  • Stitched Labels Framelits
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper (retired)

Thank you for the support in the walk!  Here is most of our team at the end of the 30 miles.  My friends Molly and Louise are both breast cancer survivors. They are wearing their Survivor shirts. 

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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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