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Little Treats Bundle – Packaging for Every Occasion!

I’ve always loved creating special packaging for gifts so when I saw this new bundle in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog, I knew I’d be buying it.  These little treat containers can be used for every occasion imaginable!  And there are stamps provided for several holidays as well as general events.  I spent some time creating a few samples and wanted to share them with you.

I started with what I think is my favorite from the bunch.  This could be used for a bridal shower or as a wedding favor.  The colors could be coordinated with the bride’s selections for a perfect match.   I used Vellum paper for the container and then used Silver Foil Paper, Peony Garden DSP, Petal Pink cardstock, and Silver Metallic Edged ribbon to pull it all together.

Next, I focused on Halloween.  I haven’t purchased any specific Halloween Designer Series Paper from the new mini catalog yet, but I did have a package of the new Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 DSP.  It had a perfectly appropriate plaid for Halloween!  This project also uses Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White cardstock, Pumpkin Pie Ink, Black Organdy Glitter Ribbon, and Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle to that spider.  A quick, fun Halloween treat!

Take a look at all the beautiful color combinations you’ll find in the Plaid Tidings DSP.  Plaid is popular again and SU! is right on trend with this awesome selection of papers!

Then I moved on to Christmas.  The DSP I used for this project is Tis’ The Season  It has the traditional Christmas colors and there’s plenty of patterns to pick from.  I used Whisper White and Real Red cardstock, Real Red Ink, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce Markers, Dark Shaded Spruce Blends, and my favorite, Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon.  This ribbon is so versatile for 2 very important reasons, the weight of the ribbon makes it a breeze to tie AND, you can use our Blends to color the ribbon!  That’s right, you can match this ribbon to any of your projects by using a coordinating color of Blends.  And because our Blends are alcohol-based, they dry almost immediately.  You could also use our regular Markers, but they take much, much longer to dry.   To achieve the 2 different colors on the sentiment, I used the Real Red and Shaded Spruce markers to color directly on to the stamp and then stamped on to Whisper White cardstock.  I love the flexibility this gives you with sentiments, they don’t have to be all one color!

NOTE! – I inadvertently used a retired product when I made this project.  I used the Snow Accents Puff Paint from last year’s mini Holiday catalog, thinking that it had been carried over to this year.  I apologize for the oversight!  But if you still have any in your stash, it really does finish off the Santa hat 😉

Tis’ The Season 6 x 6 Designer Series Papers

And my last project using this bundle is to show you that you do have some options when creating the treat container itself.   You can see this much better in the video, but to create this one, I cut off the front top of the container.  I took the piece that I cut off and then adhered it to the back, covering the contrasting DSP pattern that was showing.  I could have just left it off but I didn’t care for the contrast of the opposite side of the DSP.  For the stamped image, I did the same thing I did on the Christmas tag, I used different colors of our markers to color directly on to the stamp.  I love how it turned out.  I used some coordinating shades of Blends and colored a few of our Basic Pearls to add a little bit of bling to the image.

The opening for the treats is 2 x 2 x 3/4″ and I’ve found there are all sorts of treats that would fit in there.  I practiced with individually wrapped York Peppermint Patties. Mini Twix bars, and individually wrapped Dove chocolates.  And I’m certain Hershey’s Nuggets would work as well, I just didn’t have any in my stash to try.

Here’s my video, which gives a few little tips about die cutting the container, as well as showing you how the projects go together.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Happy Stamping!

Toni

Measurements for the projects created – Little Treats Bundle Projects – Toni Mari’s Creations

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NU Demos Monthly Blog Hop – Summer Fun!

It’s that time again!  Here we are at the end of July, and my head is spinning that we are already past the halfway point of 2020!!  You may have just hopped over from Tracie Evans Langley‘s blog and I know her project was amazing, they always are!  If so, you know that our topic for this months hop is Summertime!  So here is how my brain works…Summertime=hot=tropics=pineapples, lol!  So since I had pineapples on my mind this is what I came up with.  I knew I wanted to change up my normal routine of posting a card so I went with a 3D home decor type project this month.  I’ve had these Tiny Treat Boxes in my stash for a while and they needed to come out of hiding!  And since I always have a fairly substantial assortment of paper bags, I decided to just stamp one of those to make a coordinating gift bag.

This project is super easy and quick!  I’ve included instructions and a video at the bottom of this post.  But the pic below shows you the pieces you’ll need to make the tealight.  And I used Adhesive Sheets to make it easier to attach the 2 pieces for the pineapple top, that’s why the top die cut is showing a white side instead of Just Jade. Those sheets are now a required tool in my craft room!

To decorate the gift bag, I just used an old technique of coloring directly on to the stamp so that I could get both colors I wanted for the pineapple.  I tend to forget about this technique, but it’s a great use of our markers!

Here’s an important tip on die-cutting the pineapple bottom.  You are going to cut your DSP slightly shorter than the length of the die.  This is because the die is a tiny bit larger than the 2″ area you will be covering on the treat box.  So you will want to work with a 2″ strip of your DSP of choice when cutting the 4 pieces of the pineapple bottom.  You can only cut 2 bottoms from the 2″ x 6″ piece of DSP so you will need 2 of those strips.

The other tip is for the pineapple top.  I wanted to adhere 2 of them back to back, with a strip of DSP in the center to stabilize it and give me a base to attach it to the top of the treat box.  In order to do this, you need to cut one top using the pattern you want to show, and then cut another from the BACK design of that DSP.  This allows you to flip it over and match up your first die cut.  I did use the adhesive sheets on the back of the DSP that I wanted showing

Here’s a picture of the tea lights while on 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my project.  It was a lot of fun to make 🙂  Now please continue through our hop to see the other amazing projects shared!  Amy Kinler is next up and she always has such fun projects 🙂

Instructions: Pineapple Tea Lights using Tiny Treat Boxes! – Toni Mari’s Creations

 

 

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Tina Lesson

Tracie Evans Langley

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Amy Kinler

Ariel Matera

Laurie Meier

Sue Root

Nedine DuPree

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Celebrate Sunflowers – Fun Fold Gift Card Holder

Hello, and thanks for popping by today 🙂  I wanted to share with you a card I recently made as part of our NC Demonstrators Stamp Along day.  This is our second time doing this on our FB page and it’s been a lot of fun!  Several demonstrators volunteer to do either a live video, a pre-recorded video, or share a PDF of a project they’ve made.  I chose to make a card that can double as a gift cardholder.  And I used our Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, the Flowers for Every Season 6×6 DSP and several of the new 2020-2022 In Colors (that coordinate with the DSP).

This card can be made with the pocket for a gift card/cash, or without.  You can also dress up the inside of the card a little more by adding additional DSP panels to cover the white inside the card, it’s entirely up to you!

Take a look at the video for additional tips for making this card 🙂

 

And here’s a PDF for the project – Celebrate Sunflowers Fun Fold Gift Card Holder – Toni Mari’s Creations

Thanks for taking a look today!  Follow my blog to see more fun projects 🙂

 

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When Life Hands You Lemons…

Sometimes in life, the best-laid plans just get blown away.  I was supposed to be attending one of our NC Demo Quarterly events in Hendersonville, NC.  And as you might have guessed, that event was canceled due to Corona Virus restrictions.  BUT, one of our amazing demonstrations, Martinette Horner,  coordinated an event that allowed us to still get together virtually, and share some wonderful live videos, pre-recorded videos, and tutorials.  I did a pre-recorded video to share with our NC Demo group and thought I would share it with you as well.

One of my favorite suites in the new Annual catalog is the Peony Garden Suite.  There’s so much about it that caught my attention, the beautiful images in the stamps set, the dies, the DSP, and I especially love the color combination it uses, Petal Pink, Gray Granite, Basic Gray, and White.  I’ve always been a fan of the pink and gray combo.

I was initially intimidated when I saw the dies for the flowers.  I just felt it was going to be complicated, but I was so wrong!  The assembly of the flower was incredibly easy, as you’ll see when you watch the video.  I really love how the Peony looks cut from our beautiful Champagne Foil paper.  The possibilities are endless with what you can make.  I’ve included a tutorial for this card as well.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

 

 

Printable Tutorial – Peony Garden – Toni Mari’s Creations

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!