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CCMC13 – Treat Holder Challenge

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It’s Saturday which means it’s challenge day at Create with Connie and Mary – Occasions 2013 Edition!  The challenge this week is to make a treat holder – one of my favorite things to do!

Here’s my project:

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It’s a triangle Hershey’s Kiss holder!  I first made these up about 20 months ago for wedding favors at my daughter’s wedding reception.  I never did get around to sharing the dimensions and instructions so I thought I would revisit my original idea and do just that today! 

Here’s how to make one for yourself:

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1.  Cut a piece of cardstock to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.  Score 4 1/4″ side at 1/2″, 1 3/4″, and 3″. 

2.  Cut a rectangle template from scrap cardstock to 2 3/8″x 1 1/2″ and fold in half lengthwise – you will want this fold line to help with placement of window.  Lay template on cardstock matching template fold and 3″ score line on cardstock and centering between the left and right sides. Trace around template.

3.  Cut out window following pencil lines – I have had quite good luck doing this with my new Stampin” Trimmer!  If you don’t have one yet, you need this item in your life – trust me!

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4.  Cut a piece of acetate to 2″x3″.  Adhere to inside of holder and recreate the score line running through middle of window.  Fold on all score lines.

5.  Adhere 3 kisses to bottom using glue dots.  Starting with the center candy, makes centering all candies easy.

6.  Apply strong adhesive strip to 1/2″ tab and fold over top and adhere to this tab encl0sing candies.

7.  Embellish as desired!

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Supplies used:

Stamps – Tiny Tags

Ink & Paper – Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, acetate sheet

Accessories – Delicate Details Lace Tape, white taffeta ribbon, 3/4″and 1″circle punches, dimensional

Now head on over to Create with Connie and Mary to see what other design team members have invented for this challenge.  Then give this challenge a try for yourself!


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Nugget Jar Gifts

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My f riends and I sure had fun making these little cuties last night!  I’ve seen quite a few of these nugget holders out there in blogland but no Christmas versions.  What a cute little gift this will be – now I just have to decide who to give them to!!

Here is a step by step video  by Kay Kalthoff on how to make them for yourself.

Supplies used:

Stamps – Perfectly Preserved, More Merry Messages

Ink & Paper – Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer

Accessories – Big Shot & Cannery framelits, oval punch, baker’s twine






Thanks for Coming Gifts

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Whenever I hold a class, I like to make something a little special, a little thank-you gift, for each person that comes.  I really love my customers and the support they show me as their demonstrator!

Last week’s Occasions Mini class attendee’s found one of these at their spot.  It’s a mini Easter chocolate bar, covered in DSP, and wrapped inside a Framelit’s Label tote.  Shelli Gardner shared these little gift ideas at the Stampin’Up! Leadership Conference back in January.  I knew when I saw her demo it on stage, I was going to use her great idea at some point!

Supplies used:

Stamps – none!

Ink & Paper – Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Everyday Enchantment DSP

Accessories – Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Adorning Accents embossing folders, Fashionable Hearts embosslit, 1 1/4, 1 3/8″and scallop circle punches, rhinestone accents, Everyday Enchantment ribbon, 1/8″ hole punch




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Leadership Gifts – Doily Wrapping

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I love this new large Doily Sizzlit for wrapping little things!  In this case, I wrapped a package of Certs in Twitterpated DSP and placed it in a Soft Suede cut doily.  It’s simple but elegant!




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Canadian Smarties are very different from the Smarties you get in the U.S.  Ours are chocolate drops coated with a candy shell, in all sorts of colors.  Of course I had to bring some to my friends at Leadership!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Got Treats

Ink & Paper – Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive

Accessories – 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle punch, Designer Label punch, 1 3/4″ Circle punch, baker’s twine, Brights Buttons, 1″ x 8″ cello bags





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This week, I need to make about 80 little birthday acknowledgement gifts and really wanted to get my hands on my new Sale-a-Bration and Occasions Mini goodies, so I made this little holder for some Certs mints.  Can’t say I came up with idea myself, it’s from Becky at Inking Idaho.  You can see her original idea here.

How cute are these!!!  And EASY which is most important when making 80 of anything!  Here is a list of the new products I used:

Paper – Calypso Coral and Everyday Enchantment DSP – a SAB product which means you’ll be able to get it FREE as of January 24th!

Stamp set – Elementary Elegance – another SAB product!!  3 cheers for FREE stuff!

Inks – Calypso Coral and Pool Party

ribbon – Everyday Enchantment ribbon and brad pack – more SAB products…

punch – surprise!!! It’s not a punch!  It’s a Framelit set – the Labels Collection to be exact.  It’s a set of 6 metal frames for layering (although I didn’t layer anything here; I just cut out the stamped image)  These are amazing and are available January 4th in the Occasions Mini Catalogue.  They work awesome!!

Big Shot machine and Scallop Squares Duo die

Well, so far I’ve made 12.  Guess I better get busy…





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