Bag It & Tag It Blog Hop!- Quick & Cute Cello Treat Bag

Bag It & Tag It Blog Hop!- Quick & Cute Cello Treat Bag

Hi Everyone! Welcome to our December Blog Hop. 

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This hop is all about helping you create bags and tags for the holidays! Cello bags are DEFINITELY part of my crafting stash as they make for quick packaging. Here’s a great project for teacher gifts, co-workers, table gifts, etc…! And BONUS! great to use up Designer Paper.

It stands ~ 4-3/4″ tall


  • 2-3/4″ x 9-1/2″ Designer Paper – All is Bright used
  • 1-3/4″ Circle Punch or die cut any image of your choice.
  • 1 each 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cellophane Bag
  • Scrap of Whisper White Cardstock for stamping.
  • 2-3/4″  x1″ cardstock for bag bottom.

Especially around this busy holiday season, it’s nice to have quick products that are WOWs at the same time.

General Instructions: Fold designer paper in half. Punch circle towards bottom. Add cardstock piece to bottom of cello bag. Fill with candy. Insert designer paper on the INSIDE of the bag. Staple top closed. Add bow to cover ribbon. Stamp To/From on scrap whisper white with Real Read Ink. Punch out with circle punch and add to back cover staple on the back side…DONE! 

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Snowflake Showcase Meets Merry Merlot

Snowflake Showcase Meets Merry Merlot

Hi Everyone! This is one of my cards for my local card class tomorrow. The card features Snowflake Showcase products – The die and stamps are only available through November 30th! I paired it with the Joyous Noel Designer Paper which was so popular it sold out!

For me, the snowflake is the star of the show and put it front and center. The star is die cut out of Sahara Sand Cardstock and sponged with Copper Shimmer Paint.

The inside of the card is equally beautiful with a 3-D embellishment. For the front of the card, one could take Merry Merlot cardstock and use embossing powder to create the feel of the designer paper.

Measurements of Cardstock and Designer Paper:

  • Merry Merlot: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scrap for inside snowflake
  • Sarah Sand: (2) 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″, scraps for front snowflake
  • Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper: Copper scraps for snowflake centers
  • Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Paper (N/A): 4″ x 5-1/2 or substitute Merry Merlot and heat emboss images in copper and white embossing powder

General Instructions:

Add layers to front of card. Die cut snowflakes. Sponge Copper Shimmer Paint onto large snowflake and around edges of inside snowflake. Add copper snowflake on top as shown using a glue dot. Stamp inside of card. Add ~ 4″ of ribbon to center of card front. Add large snowflake with stampin’ dimensional. Add copper thread to back of inside snowflake and add to inside of card using dimensionals. Stamp images on envelopes.

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Santa’s Workshop Matchbook Treat Holder

Santa’s Workshop Matchbook Treat Holder

Hi Everyone! OMGoodness I love how cute this matchbook treat holder turned out! I used up some scraps from the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Paper and these ADORBS chocolate Santas.

Here’s what the packaging looks like. You can find the candy at Walmart or Dollar Tree.

Yesterday at our team meeting, we had a treat holder shoe box swap. The Designer Paper Dolls that participated are shown below holding up their project! From left to right: Linda Bradly, Beth Bolinger, Sue Handshoe and Rita Bauman. Linda designed 3 tags that we could use on a treat or bag using the beautiful Joyous Noel Paper, Beth designed a bag from 1 sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock. Sue designed a cool blue tone snowflake tag, and Rita designed a slider treat holder.

The matchbook I made uses hardly any materials!

Garden Green Cardstock: 6-1/2″ x 2-1/4″. Scored at 2-3/4″, 3″, and 6″
(2) Santa’s Workshop Designer Paper 2″ x 2-1/2″
(2) Basic Black Cardstock 2-1/8″ x 2-5/8″

If you need anything to complete the project as shown, you can shop with me here! Product listing below.

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3″x3″ Note Card Mini Stationery Holder – Happy Holidays Blog Hop

3″x3″ Note Card Mini Stationery Holder – Happy Holidays Blog Hop


Hi Everyone! This month’s hop theme is Happy Holidays! And I think anyone would be happy to get this beautiful stationery set!  The paper is beyond gorgeous. Florals and winter?… I’m in!

This 3×3 Note Card Holder/ Mini Stationery Holder that features The Frosted Floral Suite of products by Stampin’ UP!

The set includes (4) 3″ x 3″ notecards, (4) matching envelopes, a covered 3×3 Post-It Pad, and an RSVP Pen with designer paper in the clear barrel.

Box Holder Measurements:

Whisper White Cardstock: 8-1/2 x 6-1/8

  • 6-1/8 side: Score at 1-1/2 each side
  • 8-1/2 side. Score at 1-1/2 & 3. At 4-1/2, score up to score line already there.. Stop. Turn and score from the other 8-1/2 side at 4-1/2 stopping at the score line.
  • See diagram

Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Paper: 5-3/8 x 3, 1-3/8 x 10. 1/2 to 3/4 x 4-1/2, (4) 2-7/8 x 2-7/8

Here’s a video tutorial for the box!

General Instructions: Score and cut the box as shown. Round corners top of box. Round corner of the designer paper background and adhere prior to assembly. I used Multi Purpose Glue on the box assemble and all designer paper. Assemble the box bottom. Take the long strip of designer paper and wrap it around the box around. Adhere end in the front. The embellishment will hide seams.

Add designer paper to front of 3×3 note cards. Using a pencil or paint brush, roll designer paper around to break down paper. Unscrew top of pen and take out ink refill. Tightly roll paper to fit inside barrel of pen. Put ink refill back in,

Stamp and die cut flowers and label using the First Frost Bundle (First Frost Stamp set & Frosted Bouquet (make 5 sets)- available separately). Spritz with Champaign Shimmer Paint. Add to front of box and note cards. Stamp images on envelopes.

If you like my project, please leave a quick comment. Thanks! You can see the items used at the bottom of this post.

Please visit our next talented stamper, Sheila! Click here to Hop to Sheila Curry-Myers!

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Altered Notebooks with Snowflake Showcase

Altered Notebooks with Snowflake Showcase

Hi Everyone! Welcome to November! The holidays are fast approaching so today I wanted to share with you a project featuring the Limited Time Snowflake Showcase projects by Stampin’ UP! Holy Moly – they saved a good one for this special. I’m ALL ABOUT the die set Snowfall Thinlits. I highly recommend it for one’s collection!

I LOVE gifting winter or Christmas themed notebooks now so the recipient can use all through the season. Especially if it’s a Christmas theme. Sometimes, it feels a little funny in January or February to have it out.

This was my example for my Facebook VIPs Color Challenge! My team and customers have access to this private group. The colors are just a launching point! As you can see, I did slight variations so the colors matched more closely with my notebook colors.I found these notebooks over the summer at Walmart for $1.88 each. The notebook is 8-1/2″ x 6″.

The colors layers for the polka dot notebook: (Colors of Poppy Parade, Tranquil Tide)
Poppy Parade 8″ x 5-1/4″
Tranquil Tide 7-3/4″ x 5″
Santa’s Workshop Designer Paper 7-1/2″ x 4-3/4″

The layers for the tree notebook: (Colors of Real Read, Garden Green, Pool Party)
Garden Green 7-1/4″ x 4-3/4″

Whisper White 7″ x 4-1/2″

Here’s a close-up of the large snowflake die as well as the beautiful Snowflake Trinkets. On the right sample, I used my Stampin’ Blends to color the center rhinestone!


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Mini Calendar Easel Card 4″ x 4″ – Great Gift!

Easel Mini Calendar

Easel Mini Calendar

Hi Everyone! Mini Calendars make a great gift for teachers, co-workers, friends and family. Even with all our electronic calendars, sometimes it's nice just to have one on the desk or refrigerator.

AND you can make them with either the recipient in mind or to help use up your Designer Series Paper!

Some of my local Designer Paper Dolls stop by for an express lunch meeting and we made these. As you can see from the outside, it's snowing! First of the season. Linda mentioned kinda funny we are decorating with flowers and it's winter. TRUE! but we agreed the flowers represent most of the year 🙂


You if need 24 or less – Stampin' UP! Vanilla Coaster Board works awesome! Cut to a 4"x 4" size. Or you can buy in bulk here:

Qty 50 Plain White Square Coasters Either way, with tax and shipping, it's about $0.20 each. I don't have a good way to cut SU Coaster Board and Round Corners, I didn't want to take a chance ruining my trimmer or punch board. ( I'm an Amazon Prime member..I love the free shipping perk. Click here for a link in my recommendations – other items I use.)

Here's a FREE downloadable 2016 Mini Calendar template: Download Calendar Template 2016

Simply download, trim and staple. Tip!  use printer paper so it's lightweight and tears easily. Glue the last month unto  cardstock then use Tear & Tape to add to square coasters.

Or I found pre-printed 2016 online at Taylored Expressions. I see where they are now out of stock – but I'm sure there's other online sources if you don't feel like printing yourself.

You can watch my Video Tutorial Here!

General Instructions For Calendar Top:

Take a 4'x4" piece of Fresh Market Designer Series Paper or stamp a 4 " x  4" Very Vanilla Cardstock with the Hardwood Stamp. Round corners. Using Mutipurpose Glue, adhere to coaster board.

General Instructions for Easel Base:

Score an 8" x 4" cardstock at 4" & 6". Adhere a 3-7/8'x 3-7/8" piece of Designer Paper to the  4×4 area. Flip over and add Tear n Tape to 2×4 section as shown. Fold as shown and add coaster board design to the 2×4 adhesive area.




DSCN5790It's kinda a busy weekend, but I to get a video tutorial for you soon! It will be a separate post.

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