My Friend Treat Bag

My Friend Treat Bag

Hi Friends!  Today I have a little treat bag made using the new Brights DSP pack.  I love these Color Collection packs.  There are (40) 12 x 12 sheets in 10  different colors.  There’s a different color pack for each of the color families (Brights, Regals, Subltes, Neutrals, and the In Colors).  The paper is double-sided with four different designs.  If you’ve bought this paper in the past, you’ll be happy to know that the designs have changed up a bit.  They kept the dots (yea!!) and added three other designs that I’m really happy with.

My project shows you two of the designs in Bermuda Bay and below are the other two in Real Red.

brights color collection

There was a quality issue with the Neutrals and Regals packs so they are currently not available but you can still purchase the Brights, In Colors and Subtles!

Back to my project! It’s a cute size for a little chocolate treat as well as the perfect size for jewelry!  I used the new 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.  In the last catalog this ribbon was available in the In Colors but this year the colors available are Whisper White, Pacific Point (gorgeous!!), Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo and Basic Black.

I used the new stamp set You’re So Sweet which is available in clear or wood.  It can also be purchased as part of a bundle with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies for a discount of 15%.  I recently purchased something in the catalog and didn’t realize until later that it was part of a bundle! Darn it (actually those weren’t the words I used) so I want to be sure to point out the bundles to you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Baby Sprinkle Banner

Sprinkle Banner

For the past several days I’ve been sharing some of the projects I made for my daughter’s Baby Sprinkle and today I’m sharing a banner.  (You can see a close up below).  I had originally planned to use the Squares Framelits but instead cut two squares, one out of Pacific Point cardstock and for the smaller one, I used the Brights Designer Series Paper Pack.  I did use the Circles Framelits for the white circle.  The letters were also cut out with my Big Shot using the Serif Essentials Alphabet.  This particular alphabet has retired but in the current Stampin’ Up! catalog, we have  the Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz dies which would also work nicely.

BOY banner

I used our 1/8th” Silver Ribbon to string up the banner. If I had to do it again, I probably wouldn’t use ribbon as the letters kept twisting on me.  I think something thicker, such as our Thick Baker’s Twine, would work better.

On Friday I’ll share one last project from the Baby Sprinkle.  See you then!

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Ghirardelli Candy Box

As I was walking through the grocery store the other day, I saw a new product, Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Eggs.  I quickly knew I had to make a project with them!  I am from the San Francisco Bay Area where they make Ghirardelli chocolate so I have an immense fondness for their candy.  I’m a an expert on chocolate and it is delicious!  🙂

candy 2


Ghirardelli box

side view Ghirardelli Box

I thought that Daffodil Delight would look nice next to the blue foil eggs  so I used the Brights Designer Series Paper Pack which includes Daffodil Delight.   Here are the box dimensions that I came up with:

Bottom of the box:  5″ x 7″    Score each side at 1-1/2″

Top of the box:  4-1/8″ x 6- 1/8″  Score each side at 1″

Once your paper has been scored, there’s some cutting and trimming to be done.  It is hard to see the score lines in my picture below, but I have cut on a score line, up to a score line.  If you are making this while reading, you will understand what I mean.   Then cut about half of each tab off (it does not need to be exact) and cut a very small notch. These two steps will help as you assemble the box.

box bottom

I decided to add a window to the top of my box, so I used the smallest oval in the Oval Framelits and then covered it with a small piece of a Window Sheet.  I used glue dots to attach it to the box.

The next step is to add Sticky Strip to each of the places I’ve shown.  Be sure it is right next to the score line.  If you have Fast Fuse, that will work too!

lid with ss bottom of box ghirardelli ss

The last step is to peel the Sticky Strip off and assemble your box.  I finished it off by adding a cute little chick from the set For Peeps’ Sake.  I masked off the chicks legs as I stamped him in Daffodil Delight.  I took the tape off and colored his legs with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write marker, huffed on the stamp to reactivate the Daffodil Delight and stamped him onto Whisper White cardstock.  My sentiment comes from the set From the Garden which I just stamped across the chick with Memento Ink.  I colored his eyes and beak with Stampin’ Write markers.  Not all of the Stampin’ Write Markers can be purchased individually, but the Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie are available this way.

As I mentioned, I used Designer Series Paper.  The eggs are a bit heavy so I added a 2″ x 4″ piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to place at the bottom of the box for a little more stability.  Next time, I think I would make the bottom of the box using cardstock and DSP for the top.

This really is a pretty easy box to make.  Give it a try and you’ll see what I mean!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Glue Dots