Pals Blog Hop–Home for the Holidays Treat Bags

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Home for the Holidays”. We really hope that you enjoy & are inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I am so ready to be “home for the holidays”. Due to 2020 Covid travel restrictions, we did not gather as a family last year; along with so many others who had altered holiday celebrations. This year, I am ready to gather & to be together!

For this month’s theme, I made a variety of fun treat bags filled with a Lindor chocolate treat. Because you cannot have enough chocolate, right? Let me know which treat bag is your favourite.

Step by Step Tutorial for the Treat Bag-


Start with a piece of DSP cut 4″x6″. On the 6″ side, I scored at 1 ¾, 2 ¾, 4 ½ & 5 ½ . Rotate clockwise then score at the 1″ mark. Burnish all the score lines with a bone folder.

On the 6″ side, cut up to the 1″ score lines. Cut off the right rectangle & discard. Miter the edges of the 1″ tabs & miter the edges on the 4″ side tab as well.

Apply Tombow liquid glue to the 4″ side tab, then fold over to seal & create the treat bag.

Glue the bottom flaps together using Tombow liquid glue. Use the fat end of a bone folder to help press the flaps together & give the bottom a good seal.

Once the glue is set, pinch the sides of the bag together, using the Take a Pick paper piercer tool, poke 2 holes for the ribbon. VERY IMPORTANT STEP- make sure you fill the bag with your treat of choice before tying the top closed with ribbon! Unless you love untying tiny knots…

Snowflake Treat Bag
– Beautify of the Earth DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Die cut Silver Foil Speciality Pack paper using the Stitched Snowflakes dies
– Elegant Faceted Gems to add a little extra bling
– White ⅜” Glittered Organdy ribbon

Penguin Treat Bag
– Pattern Party DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Soft Succulent & Evening Evergreen cardstock die cut using the Christmas Tree dies
– Penguin- Penguin punch, Basic Black cardstock, Basic White cardstock, Penguin Place stamp set, Memento Black ink, Penguin punch.
– Scarf- Basic White cardstock, Penguin Place stamp set, Real Red ink, fussy cut.
– 1 ½” Metallic Mesh ribbon

Pinecone Treat Bag
– Tidings of Christmas DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Pine cone- Crumb Cake cardstock, Crumb Cake & Soft Suede ink, Christmas Season stamp set & Seasonal Labels dies
– Holly leaves- Soft Succulent cardstock, Evening Evergreen ink, Merriest Moments stamp set & Merriest Frames dies
– Sprigs using 2021-2023 In Colour Shimmer Vellum, Flowers of Home die (SNEAK PEEK)
– Artisitry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins for the added bling
– Evening Evergreen ⅜” Open Weave ribbon

Poinsettia Treat Bag
– Tidings of Christmas DSP for the treat bag (cut to 4″ x 6″)
– Basic White cardstock, Cherry Cobbler ink, Merriest Moments stamp set & Merriest Frames dies
– Evening Evergreen & Soft Succulent cardstock, Christmas Pinecone dies; snip out the sprigs you want to use
– Opal Rounds to the poinsettia centre & Gold Holly Leaves in the wreath
– Cherry Cobbler & Gold ½” ribbon

I used Lindor limited edition Hot Cocoa dark chocolate truffles to fill the treat bags.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on December 8th. Our theme will be “My Favourite Things” with our design team showcasing some of their favourite products from any catalog they choose.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  7. Annette Elliott at AESTAMPS A LATTE
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  9. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  10. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  11. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, INK
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  21. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping  ← You are here

Pals Blog Hop– Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects, Lavender Gift Box

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects. We really hope that you enjoy & will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

This month’s theme is all about fun folds & 3D projects. With the holidays knocking on our doors, I thought I would get a jump start on some holiday gifts. For anyone who knows me, knows I love lavender. I am still in denial that summer has come to an end even though I was out all weekend winterizing the yard. With everyone washing their hands with a little more intensity these days, I thought lavender hand cream would make a great gift in the cold winter months ahead.

Step By Step Tutorial-

Box Instructions


Cut In Good Taste DSP 7 x 8 ¼


Score on the long side (8 ¼) at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″; burnish the score lines with a bone folder


Score on the short side (7) at 2″; burnish the score lines with a bone folder


Cut on the vertical lines (2, 4, 6, 8) up to the 2″ score line. Cut off the tiny rectangle & discard


Apply Tombow liquid glue to the ¼” scored area, then fold over to seal & create the box


Glue the bottom flaps together using Tombow liquid glue. Use the fat end of a bone folder to help press the flaps together & give them a good seal.

Lid Instructions


Cut Hand Penned DSP 4 ½ x 4 ½


Score 1 ¼ on all 4 sides; burnish the score lines with a bone folder


Cut the vertical lines on 2 of the sides up to the score line; miter the edges on the 1 ¼” squares


Use Tombow liquid glue to glue the edges to form the lid


Creating the Lavender Bouquet

Die cut the “lavender” from the Harvest dies using watercolour paper.

Water colour the “lavender” using the medium round tip water painter brush using Highland Heather & Old Olive inks.

Once the paper is dry, snip apart to create 3 lavender sprigs. Then, using Tombow liquid glue, build the lavender bouquet.

Cut the linen thread to your desired lengh x2. Pull the threads apart, then tie into a “messy” bow around the lavender bouquet. Trim to desired length.

Adhere the bouquet to the DSP box

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 10th. Our theme will be “Home for the Holidays” when our Design Team creates a project to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  5. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ← You are here
  10. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  11. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Diana Carr at Secret Life of Paper
  14. Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  16. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  17. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  19. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  23. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda

Pals Blog Hop – Thinking Thanks and Peace Sentiment Focus

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Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Sentiment as a focal point.” We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

This month’s theme is to focus on the sentiment. This was a simple decision for me, fall is all about giving thanks. And after the last year & a half, there is so much to be thankful for! The Thinking Thanks & Peace stamp set covers all the bases for staple sentiments through the holiday season & beyond.

This card may look complicated but it is super simple thanks to the cut & emboss machine to help create all those gorgeous fall coloured layers.

Step By Step Tutorial-

Begin with a 8 ½ x 5 ½ card base of thick Basic White card stock; scored at 4 ¼.

Adhere a 4 x 5 ¼ piece of Cork Specialty Paper to the card base as shown with Tombow liquid glue. 

Die cut greenery from the Forever Flourishing dies in Mossy Meadow cardstock.

Die cut branches x2 from the Harvest dies in Early Espresso cardstock.

Die cut the florals (2 different ones) from the Harvest dies on Water Colour paper.

To colour the flowers on the floral stem, I used Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral & Crushed Curry. I used a “C” block then directly added ink from the ink pad. I used the “medium” sized Water Painter brush to colour the flowers. I use the same technique for the stem using Mossy Meadow.
For the second floral, I used Bumblebee for the floral part & Early Espresso for the stem part using the same “C” block technique.
Once water coloured, set aside to completely dry.

I used paper snips to separate the Bumblebee florals but they could be left all together.

Now comes the super fun part, making the bouquet! I used Tombow liquid glue & the Silicone Craft Sheet to help build the bouquet. I put a little bit of Tombow on the back of the centre flower then starting building working towards the back.

Once you have the bouquet as you like, adhere it to the Cork Specialty Paper using more Tombow liquid glue.

Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock in Early Espresso; then fussy cut the sentiment to your liking.

I coloured the wheat using the Water Colour pencil in Crushed Curry.

Adhere the fussy cut sentiment to the card front using Mini Dimensionals.

Add a subtle bling to the card with a few Brushed Metallic Dots.

I did not want to send a “naked” envelope. To remedy that, I stamped a floral image from the Nature’s Harvest stamp set on the front using Bumblebee ink. On the envelop flap, using Tombow liquid glue, I adhered a piece of Neutrals 6×6 DSP in Mossy Meadow (see top photo for the flap) then fussy cut it.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 13th. Our theme will be Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects when participants showcase fun fold cards or 3D items that will be great for any occasion. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin
  5. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  13. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  21. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards
  22. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  23. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping ← You are here
  25. Kim Webb at Just Paper, LLC

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Happy Birthday to my beautiful friend

I saw this on Pinterest & have wanted to make one of these cards using the Tailored Tag punch.

I used the retiring Hydrangea Hill DSP & the new Ombre Specialty Paper (155784). I layered the punched tags onto a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from Friends Are Like Seashells (158203)in Gorgeous Grape onto the Hydrangea Hill DSP. I wrapped a piece of the retiring Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon around the top layer. However, I popped up the stamped sentiment tag using dimensionals over the ribbon. In the upper left corner, I added a few Pastel Pearls (154571) for the subtle bling touch.