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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Country Lane Thank You

There are two unique things about this card – first it is square and second there is NO stamping!  That’s right I have a card today with no stamping on it.  It doesn’t happen often but it does happen.  One of the things I love in the new annual catalog is the Thank You Thinlits die – it’s a single die that says Thank You.  It does have a coordinating stamp set that creates a bundle option for you but the die works on its own and makes an easy no stamping card.

I used the new Country Lane Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog that just went live.  One of the coordinating colors in the paper is Cajun Craze so the thank you was cut from that.  In order to maximize the beautiful paper each 12 x 12 sheet was cut into 4″ squares – that gives you 9 pieces from one sheet.  Since I had square pieces for my paper layer I decided to stick with a square card – cutting my Mint Macaron base to be 8-1/2″ by 8-1/2″ and score it at 4-1/4″ – the spine could be either at the top like I have it here or on the left side for a side opening card.   I used bits of my mini dimensionals to add the thank you to the front of the card and finished with a little piece of Linen Thread tied around it in a bow.

Supply List

  • Thank You Thinlits
  • Country Lane Designer Series Paper
  • Mint Macaron card stock
  • Cajun Craze card stock
  • Linen Thread
  • Mini Dimesionals
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

You could make a custom sized envelope with the Envelope Punch Board but I just stick mine in our Medium Sized Envelopes.  This is a quick and easy card to make a stack of.  Do you make very many card with no stamping on them?

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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! 

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Blueberry Sweet Treat

I love sweet fresh blueberries.  We had blueberry bushes in our yard and in the summer time I’d go pick fresh blueberries for us to eat.  It was so yummy.  Then someone decided that we should get rid of them because they were so big.  And now I no longer have fresh blueberries to pick.  I may need to buy some new ones.  Anyway that brings me to one of our new In Colors – Blueberry Bushel!  It’s a yummy new blue that’s been added to our color collection.  While fresh blueberries weren’t practical to give as a pillow gift I found something just as yummy – chocolate covered blueberries!  So I decorated those up to give as pillow gifts at the PAWS Team Getaway retreat.

 

The packaging on these was a perfect match to our Blueberry Bushel so I didn’t want to cover it all up.  Instead I used some Designer Paper to create a backing and topper.  Added ribbon and a little tag made from the Treat Time stamp set.

Supply List

  • Treat Time stamp set
  • Petite Treat Framelits
  • Blueberry Bushel ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • In Color 2018-2020 Designer Series Paper stack
  • Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon
  • Silver Metallic Thread
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

It’s really quick and easy to dress up a little treat with paper and ink. 

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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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Notepad and Pen set

One of my favorite things to do is to make little gifts for everyone that attends my retreat weekends.  In July I hosted a Getaway Retreat weekend for my PAWS team and some other local demonstrators.  We had a fun creative weekend together and I showered them with little gifts throughout.  This week I’ll be sharing with you what I gave them.  My theme was the new 2018-2020 In Colors. 

On Friday when everyone arrived they had a sign with their name at the table plus a notepad and matching pen.  This was their Lovely Lipstick gift.  The notebooks and pens came from the office supply store and I decorated them with Designer Series Paper and tied them up with ribbon and a tag. It was the perfect thing for taking notes on the shoe box swaps everyone shared and for making a wish list!

Supply List

  • Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain ribbon
  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Crafting Forever stamp set
  • Stazon ink
  • Aquapainter
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • 1/8″ handheld punch
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Tear & Tape

Here is a closer look at the tag.  I stamped the “stamp” image and water colored it, then fussy cut it out to add to the tag.

I shared the name signs yesterday but here it is again.  The supply list is below.

Supply List

  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Shimmer White card stock
  • Stazon ink
  • Aquapainter
  • Lined Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • Grapefruit Grove ink
  • Pineapple Punch ink
  • Call Me Clover ink
  • Blueberry Bushel ink

Thanks for visiting today.  Come back to see the next pillow gift everyone got.

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