September Paper Pumpkin

Take a look at the Paper Pumpkin Kit for September!

If you’d like to join Paper Pumpkin, click here for my special link.  You can cancel at any time if you decide you don’t want to continue.  If you use the special code BOGO, you’ll pay regular price for October ($19.95) and receive the November kit FREE.   This BOGO offer is good until October 10th!

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This month Paper Pumpkin (Stampin’ Up’s monthly crafting subscription) is AWESOME!!  Cute treat tubes to decorate and fill with treats!  I was pretty excited when I opened my box this month!


Did you know that each month you will receive at least one Stampin’ Spot (ink pad) and an exclusive stamp set? Did you also know that a Paper Pumpkin promotion is going on right now? Buy your first month at the $19.95 price and get the second one absolutely free!  This is a great way to give it a try and see if it’s something you might like!


  • Every month, Stampin’ Up! will share a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit.
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If you’d like to sign up, here’s my special link to join Paper Pumpkin!  Be sure to use the code BOGO! This offer is good until October 10th!

Pumpkin Jar Treat Box


Welcome to Day 7 and the last day of my Treat Packaging Series!

Today I have a little Pumpkin Jar box!  I photographed it in my hand so that you could really see how small it is.  I have to give credit to BJ Peters, a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, for this cute idea!  I just love it!

I used two stamp sets that coordinate together in that you can use the Everyday Jars Framelits with both of them!  The jar is from the stamp set Jar of Love and the pumpkin face uses Jar of Haunts.  The jar was cut out of Pumpkin Pie cardstock using the Framelits.  The Hardwood stamp set will need to be inked up with Pumpkin Pie to get the image of wood on the pumpkins.  The lids were cut out of Basic Gray cardstock and stamped with Basic Gray ink.  The sparkle on the lids is achieved by using Wink of Stella. The lid is then glued to the pumpkin.


The little box to hold the treats was made out of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  The paper measures 3-1/2″ x 3″.  On the 3-1/2″ side, score it at 1″ & 2-1/2″.  On the 3″ side, score it at 1″ & 2″.  Fold all the score lines and then cut up to the score lines along the 3-1/2″ side.  I also snipped a small amount from the ends to help the box go together more easily.  This is how your paper will look.


Next, you’ll add adhesive on the flaps and bring up the sides to form the box.


Glue the pumpkins to the finished box.  Pinch the tops together (I added a glue dot) and tie it up with Baker’s Twine! pumpkin-jar

I was able to add two Hershey’s Nuggets inside!  All of the products I used to make this cute little guy are listed below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Thanks for stopping by!

Product List – Click any of the products below to place an order or for more information. 

Glue Dots


Treat Bag Using Stampin’ Up! Halloween Night Paper



Welcome to Day 6 of my Treat Packaging Series! I’ve shown many designs in the Halloween Night Speciality Paper Pack and my project today shows one more.  There’s so much versatility in this one package of paper!

I used the Gift Bag Punch Board to make my bag!  I personally think that it can be somewhat confusing when you first use the board, but once you get the hang of it, it’s so quick and easy to make a bag.  Honest!


Below you’ll find the Stampin’ Up! video showing how to use it, which I watched the other day to refresh my memory. You can make boxes of many different sizes but for my project I used a 6″ x 12″ piece of paper  (you’ll use the “L” on the punch board).  The sides of the bag are each 2″ and it’s 4-3/4″ tall.  If you’ll notice in the picture above, you can add holes to the stop of the bag and then insert ribbon through them to tie it together.  I chose not to add the holes.  You can see one where I did add ribbon HERE.

If the video seems confusing, it helps to know that you are creating two sides, the front and back.  The sides have the same directions as well as the front and back.  You are just repeating the directions.  Once you get the hang of it, within a few minutes, you’ll wonder why it seemed confusing.  Trust me.

Once you finish using the Gift Bag Punch Board, your paper will look like this.  There’s a horizontal score line right below the indentations. When you fold on that score line, it will create the bottom of the box.


The next step will be to cut away the flap shown below.


Here are the last cuts before you start to put your box together.  The purpose of these cuts is so that your box will fold up easily.


You’ll find a list of all the supplies I used down below.  I’ve included the bundle for the Spooky Fun stamp set and the Halloween Edgelits because you’ll save 10% if you purchase them together.

Product List – To place an order or for more information, click any of the products below. 

If you have any questions, please ask!

Matchbox Using Stampin’ Up! Halloween Night Paper

I’m posting late in the day, but welcome to Day 5 of my Treat Packaging series!


I love making little boxes for treats or a small gift of jewelry, candles, etc.  This box is easy to make.  You’ll need cardstock for the bottom of the box and Designer Series Paper for the top.  Or you could make the entire box using cardstock and cut pieces of DSP to place on the top and sides.

I have a video below that I made last year (it uses retired product) but it will walk you through the construction of the box.  All of the supplies I used to make my box can be found in the Product List below.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!


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Treat Packaging Using Clear Tiny Boxes

It’s Day 4 of my week of Treat Packaging!


Today I’m using the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes.  They measure 2″ x 2″ x 2″ and are the perfect size for a tiny treat.





I added a strip of paper inside but you definitely could skip this part and just add your treats.  I used a strip of paper measuring 1-7/8″ x 6″.  You can put your paper inside and just crease it at the sides.  I chose to actually score my paper.  I scored it at a little less than 2″ and a little less than 4″.  I did find that with some of the boxes, my paper was a little too high where the box closes so I trimmed it down.

I used the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper, and yes, it is beautiful!!  Love all that sparkle!  All of the supplies that I used are listed below in the Product List.

I hope you’ll join me tomorrow for Day 5!

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Glue Dots


Blog Down

I just wanted to pop in and let you know that you may not be able to access my blog on Saturday for a short period of time.  There will be work done on the server throughout the weekend and it should work fine. But it will definitely be down around 4:00 (Pacific time), possibly for a few hours.  During that time my email ( will be down too.

Have a great weekend!

Treat Packaging Day 3

It’s Day 3 of my Treat Packaging series and I have a very quick and easy project for a lollipop!


When my husband and I moved to Florida from California for 7 years, I really, really missed See’s candy.  I grew up with this candy store and it was always THE place to get candy.  My dad, who really didn’t care for candy,  loved their Rocky Road.  It is so delicious.  He didn’t really care for cake either (crazy, huh?) so one year we gave him a huge block of Rocky Road and stuck a candle in it.  That was fun!  Their lollipops are so good too and I’m especially partial to the Butterscotch flavor.  If someone receives a See’s lollipop, they know they’re getting a special treat!


I have a video from a year ago that shows you how to make the lollipop holder.  I’m using retired products but you’ll be able to see how to make one.  In the video I turn down the paper up at the top.  One of my samples is made this way and the other one is not.

If you are going to make it as I do in the video, your measurements will be 2″ x 8-1/2″ scored @ 1/2″, 4″ & 5″.  If the top part is NOT turned over, your measurements will be 2″ x 8″ scored @ 3-1/2″ & 4-1/2″.

Below you’ll find the Product List for all the supplies I used.

Product List – Click any of the pictures below to be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Glue Dots



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Treat Packaging Day 2


It’s Day 2 of my Week of Treat Packaging!  Today I’ve wrapped up some Ghirardelli chocolates in our Gusseted Cellophane Bags.  I have 6 inside each bag but you could definitely add more! The bags can be found in the Annual catalog and are new this year.  They are food safe so you can also use candy that isn’t wrapped up.  If you’d like to give a non-food treat, a gift card would fit nicely inside as well.

I used a piece of Halloween Night DSP  that measures 2-7/8″ x 8-3/4″ scored @ 1″ and 3″  The paper slips into the gusseted bag and the weight of the candy will make it stand up.  I didn’t score the top part of the paper, but the extra gets folded over the top.  I stapled the bag shut with our handheld stapler which comes with mini staples that are just 3/8″ long. Since the staple is holding the bag shut, it isn’t necessary to use the clip but I thought it was cute.  Plus, once the recipient opens the bag, it can then be closed using the clip.

Aren’t the scarecrows adorable???  They are from the set Cookie Cutter Halloween and the bats on my project yesterday also came from this set.  I had fun coloring them in with colored pencils.  If you are considering purchasing this stamp set and the matching punch, please be aware that the punch is part of a bundle that includes the stamp set Cookie Cutter Christmas  AND this punch also works with the stamp set I’ve used today, Cookie Cutter Halloween (I hope that isn’t too confusing).

Both of my sentiments come from the stamp set Spooky Fun.  This stamp set can also be purchased as a bundle which includes the stamp set and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies.  All of items in our bundles CAN be purchased separately but I wanted you to be aware of the options!

All of the products I used for my projects today are listed in the product list below.  By clicking any of the pictures, you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Below the project list, you will find the bundles that I’ve mentioned above.

Product List- Click on any of the items below to be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Please note:  I forgot to include that I also used the Project Life Cards and Labels Framlelits.  You can find a picture of this product below.

Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits #135707

Bundles Mentioned Above:  For more information about these bundles, click the pictures below.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Facebook and Last Day for Special Offers

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