Category Archives: Candy

Halloween Night Candy Bars

Halloween Night Candy Bars

The other day I posted the first candy bar I made, but it was so fun I had to make some more Halloween Night Candy Bars with the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set plus Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Depending on the kind and size of candy bar you use, just wrap designer paper, or even card stock around the candy bar and secure with strong adhesive like Tear & Tape.  Stamp the Cookie Cutter characters, color in and punch out. Add a few other stamps for embellishments or whatever else you come up with!  So fun and easy!

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Cookie Cutter Halloween Candy Bar

Cookie Cutter Halloween Candy Bar

When we think of Halloween we think of candy, so why not decorate a chocolate bar for Halloween like this Cookie Cutter Halloween Candy Bar?! It’s so fun to make stamping projects for Halloween!

First I just wrapped the chocolate bar (with almonds!) in a piece of the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. The size depends on your candy bar, just overlap it a bit in the back and make sure it’s a fairly tight fit. I just used a strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive.  The mummy is stamped from Cookie Cutter Halloween and colored lightly with a little Sahara Sand ink and my Aqua Painter.  The little ghost I had already cut out with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies.  The greeting is stamped from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Such a fun and easy treat or favor to make just for fun or for a party!  Check your pantry or grocery store and see what you come up with!

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Candy Cane Christmas Tiny Treat Box

Candy Cane Christmas Tiny Treat Box

Sometimes the best gifts come in tiny boxes, just like this Candy Cane Christmas Tiny Treat Box. There is nothing simpler than this way of packaging a small gift or treat! The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are food safe and acid free and only 2″ x 2″ x 2″ in size! You get 16 treat boxes in a package!

There are limitless ways to decorate and use these little boxes! You will have fun seeing what cute ways you can use these boxes. For this one, I assembled the flat-folded box, added the candy treats inside, and tied with the new Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon (available September 1st in the new Holiday Catalog!). For the little gingerbread house on the front, I found that the smaller ones printed on the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper on one of the sheets fit perfectly after I cut it out with my Paper Snips scissors. That’s all there was to it! Instead of candy, you could put a very small gift inside tucked inside some shredded paper or wrapped in some tissue paper. Instead of being able to see inside so easily, you could wrap designer paper around the outside like a wide belly band. Use these boxes for any occasions! They are great to have on hand!

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Cookie Cutter Scarecrow Mini Treat Bag for Halloween

Cookie Cutter Scarecrow Mini Treat Bag for Halloween

Here’s something fun to make with the Cookie Cutter scarecrow on a Mini Treat Bag all ready for Halloween!  The Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set is coming soon (September 1st!) in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and coordinates with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (and there is a Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set too that you won’t want to miss!).

I had already stamped and punched out the scarecrow another day and he was right there on my table so I colored him in with Stampin’ Write Markers and mounted him on a layer of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and Basic Black.

You already know how much I love the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies!  When I got the idea to make a treat bag, I grabbed a piece of the new Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper toward the back of the Holiday Catalog.  I think the little pumpkin pattern looks so cute with the scarecrow! I decided to fold over the top of the treat bag and tie closed with the Halloween Night Baker’s Twine.

Don’t forget to put the candy or treat in the bag before you tie it shut!  You could also make it like a little envelope with a greeting or gift card inside. So many uses for the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies!

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Botanical Pop Up Corner Birthday Card Inside

Botanical Pop Up Corner Birthday Card

When I discovered these Pop Up Corner Cards, I loved them and made several including this Botanical Pop Up Corner Birthday Card for my daughter. They are so easy and the recipient will think you are so clever!

Start with an 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock for the card base.  Score in the middle vertically and horizontally so the paper is divided into fourths.  In the upper left quadrant, score than on a diagonal.  Fold on all the score lines back and forth, then cut the right horizontal line just to the center.

Pop Up Corner Card Diagram

Fold the top half down.

Pop Up Corner Card Fold

Fold the top piece back on the diagonal score line.

Pop Up Corner Card Fold

Fold the top quarter down.

Pop Up Corner Card Fold

That piece you just folded down and the piece to the right are the areas where you will put adhesive and glue those two pieces together when you fold over the right area.

Pop Up Corner Card Fold

Pop Up Corner Card Fold

Open the card, make sure you have it all going in the right direction and decorate!  As you get experienced, it’s probably easier to adhere paper and embellishments on the sections before those two areas are glued together to actually make it the folded card,

Pop Up Corner Card Open

I hope you will try one of these cards like my Botanical Pop Up Corner Birthday Card.

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Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Candy Treat Bags

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Candy Treat Bags

I spent most of the day making a bunch of Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Candy Treat Bags for some people. Yesterday I posted one I made to get myself going and think about how I was going to decorate the treat bag. It’s best to have a simple design when you are making a quantity of anything, of course.  I used quite an assortment of papers for these! I used the Cherry on Top Paper Stack, the Love Blossoms Paper Stack, Birthday Bouquet, English Garden (retired), and the Botanical Gardens Designer PaperMost of these I had big enough scraps for at least one treat bag so I ended up with lots of different papers just to use up some of my current papers.

I scored the bag at 3 1/2″ from the bottom to make the foldover flap. Then I adhered a belly band around the treat bag (be sure to put the treat in first!) and stamped “Thank You” for the Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set. The word “Celebrate” is from the Any Many More Stamp Set that has all kinds of greetings in it.

It’s fun to make these mini treat bags!  You don’t only have to use them for candy or treats. You can use them for envelopes and slip in a simple card or a monetary gift.

Of course the main thing you need to make these Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Candy Treat Bags is the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot.

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St. Patrick’s Day Gift Bag and Tag

St. Patrick's Day Gift Bag and Tag

If you have a little treat for someone today on St. Patrick’s Day, you might want to make a little St. Patrick’s Day Gift Bag and Tag like this one!  I pulled out the Stampin’ Up! Gift Bag Punch Board and the Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper has a printed pattern on one side and shiny pattern on the other side, so that presents a dilemma of which side to use because you will like both sides! This is heavier kraft paper so great to use for boxes and bags and such.

The tag is first punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch with Cucumber Crush card stock which matches the Shine On DSP. To make the little pot of gold, I punched a circle of black with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and cut it in half. You could use a larger circle punch or even a large oval punch if you wanted a bigger pot.  The rim and two legs on the pot are punched from the Word Window Punch.  What would we do without the Word Window Punch?!! For the gold coins, I pulled sequins off the Gold Sequin Trim.  The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and the word “lucky” is from the And Many More Stamp Set. I inked up only the word Lucky on the stamp (it says Lucky You) and punched it out with the Word Window Punch. To make it smaller, I inserted the punched out piece back into one side of the punch coming in from the top so just the one end would get punched. It fits perfectly on the pot of gold!

So there you go! Make someone a St. Patrick’s Day Gift Bag and Tag and surprise them!

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Playful Pals Easter Bunny Pyramid Treat Box

Playful Pals Easter Bunny Pyramid Treat Box

If you get the Playful Pals Photopolymer Bundle, which includes the Playful Pals Stamp Set and the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies, and you spend some time playing with it, you will just become more and more creative playing with all the stamps and dies and thinking of all the possibilities, such as my Playful Pals Easter Bunny Pyramid Treat Box.  I didn’t even know if there were proper “ears” in the set, but there were, and then I die cut a bunny ear out of orange card stock for a carrot and a green piece that is probably most like a frog’s foot for the leafy top of the carrot. I just drew in the little lines on the carrot and the leafy top with a black marker.  A lot of times I find that the more I sit and play with my stamps and accessories, the more ideas I can come up with.

Bunnies aren’t just for Easter!  You could make Playful Pals bunnies out of other colors, even designer paper, just for fun.  How cute will they be for babies or baby showers or gifts?! Little kids will like them as a birthday party favor.

With this Playful Pals Photopolymer Bundle, you can just stamp on the pyramid box or you can stamp and use die cuts to make things a little more 3D. So many possibilities! You can copy ideas you find online, but I also challenge you to just play and stamp and stamp and play and see what you come up with all the little pieces and parts!

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Easy Valentine Candy Jar

Easy Valentine Candy Jar

I saw this idea for an easy Valentine candy jar in an online feature from Country Living and I had to try it since it looked so easy!  All you need is a doily of some kind, a heart, and some Baker’s Twine or similar! I used just a dab of SNAIL Adhesive to hold the doily in place and the heart while I wrapped the Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine around and around the jar. And then the best part – filling the jar with Valentine candy!! Give it fora  Valentine gift or keep it for yourself!

Halloween Mini Treat Bag

Halloween Mini Treat Bag

One more day until Halloween so here is a Halloween Mini Treat Bag for holding some treats! If you have the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die, you can make your own treat bag.  If you don’t, maybe this will give you an idea for decorating whatever little bags you have or can buy at the craft store if you are needing some last minute treat bag ideas!  I couldn’t even find my Spider Web Doilies but I did have two halves laying on my table so I used those!  The tag is from the Merry Everything Stamp Set.  I colored in the little vampire with a Pear Pizzazz marker.

For a layer behind the tag I just punched 4 pieces from the Note Tag Punch,  cut off the bottom portions, and adhered them behind the tag, just for a different look!  The spider web paper from Happy Haunting was perfect for this.

I hope you are ready for a fun Halloween! And I hope the weather cooperates for all the little trick-or-treaters, wherever you live!

Witch’s Hat Triangle Treat Box for Halloween

Witch's Hat Triangle Treat Box for Halloween

This Witch’s Hat Triangle Treat Box for Halloween is one I learned to make a long time ago and think it is SO easy to make!  You can vary the size and certainly make it for any occasion! And all it takes is half a sheet of card stock!

Witch's Hat Triangle Treat Box Greeting

This is a difficult project to photograph, but here you can see it from the side to see the dimension. Holes are punched in the top and I threaded the Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon through them after putting some candy treats inside.  I also made a Halloween tag tied on with the cotton ribbon by just sponging on some colors of ink on to the tag and stamping “Happy Halloween” with Basic Black Archival Ink.  The stamp is from the And Many More Stamp SetThis is a great stamp set, you can never have too many greetings because we always want just the perfect wording for our cards and projects. I suggest buying the wood-mount in stamp sets like this one with smaller stamps and one that you will use a lot because being mounted .already on the wood, they are quicker and easier to use.

I made the basic triangle box out of Basic Black Card Stock and then traced the top shape onto the back of a piece of Black Glimmer Paper. I glued this on to the top of the box and added a band of Gold Glimmer Paper.  Underneath the gold band, I cut another piece of Black Glimmer Paper to fit into the bottom space except I made it longer by about half an inch or so than the bottom of the hat. Then I trimmed it to make it look like the brim of the witch’s hat. I also punched out some Gold Glimmer stars with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack star punch.

To make the triangle box, cut a piece of card stock in half longways, 4 1/4″ x 11. Score in the middle at 5 1/2″. Then put a small mark at the center of each end, which for this size would be 2 1/8″.  Use the Stampin’ Trimmer to score from this center mark to the center score line at an angle. Do this on both ends on both sides. Fold everything on the score lines, and you will see how it all fits together.  Then punch holes in the top edges for the ribbon.  Be sure to add your treat before tying up the box!

Witch's Hat Triangle Box Drawing

Witch's Hat Triangle Box Layout

Try this project!  These are really fun to make!  And I love projects and ideas that can be used for not just one occasion or theme. This Witch’s Hat Triangle Treat Box for Halloween is just one way to use this triangle box idea!

Halloween Happy Haunting Sour Cream Containers

Halloween Happy Haunting Sour Cream Containers

It’s time to start thinking about Halloween treats so here is an idea with these Halloween Happy Haunting Sour Cream Containers!  Sour cream containers have been around at least since I began stamping, but they are so popular and useful and easy that they are still around!

So easy to make! You can make the sour cream containers small or large.  I’ve seen various sizes such as 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, 4″ x 4″. 5″ x 5″, etc.  On my samples, I used Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, so the same size as a card front. If you use a rectangular size, you will put adhesive on one long size and at both ends. Use a strong adhesive, such as Fast Fuse or the new Tear & Tape AdhesiveNo matter what size, you will put adhesive on three sides of the paper. You can use designer paper or card stock.

Sour Cream Container PaperI used Tear & Tape Adhesive and since the backing on the tape is white, it wasn’t showing up well in the photo so I colored with some marker ton top of the tape strip so it could be seen in the photo. I would also put a full length of tape on each end rather than the pieces, but the pieces worked.

After applying the tape and removing any liners, fold the paper lengthwise into a roll, like a toilet paper roll. Then squeeze one end of the roll together.  As cute as this project is, don’t forget to add your candy or gift inside before closing the other end!! After you have the contents inside, you want the other end of the container to NOT close in the same direction as the first end. Squeeze the opposite end of the sour cream container together so it will be going at a 90 degree angle to the bottom.

If you happen to have a Paper Crimper, you can crimp the ends of the container as I did, but this is not necessary.  Another option would be to punch holes in one end instead of adding adhesive and tying some ribbon through so that the sour cream container can be opened neatly instead of ripped or cut open.

Next, decorate the sour cream container according to the occasion!  I used the Note Tag Punch to make a small tag. I embellished the tag with some Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape and stamping with the Howl-O-Ween Treat Stamp Set and the little spider web in the Witches’ Night Photopolymer Stamp Set. And for a finishing touch, I tied a little Gold 1/8″ Ribbon into a bow and stuck it on with a Glue Dot.

There are an infinite number of ways to decorate these Sour Cream Containers for any occasion! Use them for candy or small gifts. You can use plain card stock or stamp card stock, but for a quick and easy way to make sour cream containers, use designer paper which is already decorative. I hope my Halloween Happy Haunting Sour Cream Containers inspire you to try your hand at making these treat holders.

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Howl-O-Ween Treat Candy Treat Wrapper

Howl-O-Ween Treat Candy Treat Wrapper

If you need a special Halloween treat, maybe you can get an idea from this Howl-O-Ween Treat Candy Treat Wrapper.  I put a few miniature candy bars in a 4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bag and folded it over. Then I wrapped the cellophane bag with a striped piece of the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (DSP). To decorate the wrapper, I stamped the skull and bones images from the Howl-O-Ween Treat Stamp Set.  You can then cut these out or you can die cut them with the Boo To You Framelits Dies and the Big Shot.  Stamp them in black with the new Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad. For the background I added just a piece of a Spider Web DoilyThese doilies are quite large so it is perfectly okay to cut them down to a proper size.  They will still look very spooky!  And for a little pizzazz I had to punch a little Gold Glimmer star with the star punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

You could also use this idea for a single candy bar, just make the wrapper larger. Then decorate with anything you have for Halloween!  I love to make fun things like this for Halloween!  Make something super simple for trick-or-treaters if you like or something more involved or fancier for a little treat for a friend or loved one!

Be sure to check the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack for some fall and Halloween things you could use now! As I write this, the Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit is available. I made one last year when it came out in the Holiday Catalog and was quite cute with the beaded spider!

Frightful Wreath

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Start making some fun Halloween treats to have on hand for the end of the month! Just wrap some paper around a cello bag of candy and decorate for a Howl-O-Ween Treat Candy Treat Wrapper!

Happy Haunting Halloween Gift Bag for a Treat

Happy Haunting Halloween Gift Bag for a Treat

Make a fun Happy Haunting Halloween Gift Bag that you can use for a treat or any little gift. Grab a piece of the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and the Stampin’ Up! Gift Bag Punch Board and you will quickly have a little gift bag all scored and cut and ready to be assembled. Directions are right on the Gift Bag Punch Board, but you can also watch a Stampin’ Up! video on how to use the board. Once you do it, you will get the hang of it! I made a Medium size bag with just a 4″ strip of the designer paper. I could have made it taller. I used the new Tear & Tape Adhesive to put the bag together.

After I made the bag, the fun began with decorating it!  You can punch holes with the punch board in the top for ribbon, but I left mine plain and then decided to add a folded strip of Rich Razzleberry to the top and closed the top with the Stampin’ Up! Handheld Stapler. I like a little purple on Halloween things! I definitely wanted to use the new Spider Web Doilies in the new Holiday Catalog. They are pretty large so I was able to cut one smaller to fit my bag, and now I have another piece left for another project! Next I used the Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set to stamp a little spider for the web and a little jack-o-lantern. I cut both of them out after stamping with my Paper Snips, forgetting that there are the Boo To You Framelits Dies that I could have used!!  Oh well!  The pumpkin is layered on a white circle punch and the Scallop Circle Punch in Rich Razzleberry. The greeting in the set was too large, so I finally thought of using a small one from the And Many More Stamp Set. And why not add a few Rhinestone Jewels just for fun to the spider web?!

Can you believe it is October already?  I did see my first Halloween decorations in someone’s yard yesterday! It is time to work on Halloween decorations and candy treats and Halloween cards and maybe something like this Happy Haunting Halloween Gift Bag to hold a treat inside! Just have fun with the season and the theme of Halloween!

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Howl-O-Ween Candy Treat Bag Topper

Howl-O-Ween Candy Treat Bag Topper

Make a Howl-O-Ween Candy Treat Bag Topper for an easy way to package a treat of some kind for Halloween. Maybe you will need some favors for a Halloween party or class parties at school or maybe just some special treat bags for your family.

Stampin’ Up! has 4″ x 6″ Cello Bags (102757) that are just the right size for a little treat. Not too small but not too big!  Make a topper of any size you like.  Mine is 4 1/4″ wide  x 3 1/2″ and then folded in half.  The designer paper from Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper  makes a great background on the topper and you will probably have scraps just the right size once you start using it.

I stamped the owl from the Howl-O-Ween Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss and cut him out with the Boo To You Framelits Dies. The pumpkin is stamped in Tangelo Twist, the coordinating color with the Happy Haunting DSP.  The “Boo” is one of the framelits die. I saw a tip recently saying to use parchment paper in between an intricate die and the card stock and it sure worked well cutting out the Boo word!  Try it if you have some Parchment paper.

Just make a topper for any little treat bag and then decorate it for the occasion!  It’s really fun!

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When you are ready to order, just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!  If you are new, you will see “Create Your Account”.  Get all that set up and you’re ready to shop! Plan to make a Howl-O-Ween Candy Treat Bag Topper this weekend and be ready to give someone a treat!

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4th of July Uncle Sam Scalloped Tag Topper Treat Holder

4th of July Uncle Sam Scalloped Tag Topper Treat Holder

If you are looking for a fun little party favor or table decoration for your 4th of July party, you might have fun making this 4th of July Uncle Sam Scalloped Tag Topper Treat Holder. It’s just a single strip of paper, scored to hold a piece of candy inside, with the top tied together and decorated on the front!  You can use this basic idea for any size or any occasion! But this one will be very cute for a 4th of July Independence Day celebration!

This treat holder is made with a 2″ x 8″ strip of Pacific Point card stock.  I found the center (4″) and then measured equal distance from that to allow room for my single Ghirardelli candy, so I didn’t need it to be very wide. I probably scored it about 1/2″ off the center on each side. Then I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch at the top of each end. Next I measured a piece of Whisper White card stock to fit in the space on the front of the treat holder. It looked too plain so I embossed it with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.

The Uncle Sam is made with several punches and you could make yours larger. The hat is made with a 1 3/8″ square of Whisper White, and I just cut some narrow strips of Real Red and glued them on the hat. The hat brim is made with the Word Window Punch.  The beard is made with the 1 3/4″  Scallop Circle Punch and the face is Sahara Sand punched with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. The Gold Glimmer Paper star is punched with the star in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  I tied the package with my favorite ribbon, the Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon and a piece of Gold Sequin Trim for a little bling!

You have time!  Make a few little 4th of July decorations or treats for your guests or neighbors or kids for your celebration or fireworks viewing!

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I hope my 4th of July Uncle Sam Scalloped Tag Topper Treat Holder will inspire you to copy this idea or come up with your own to celebrate the Independence Day holiday!

Quick and Easy Valentine Top Note Purse Candy Treat Bag

Valentine Top Note Purse Candy Treat Bag

Looking for a last minute, quick and easy valentine treat?  Try the Valentine Top Note Purse Candy Treat Bag!  It’s very easy to die cut the Top Note Die with the Big Shot and the fold the one end over to look like a purse. Punch two holes in the fold to insert ribbon and tie knots in the ends or adhere to inside. I used the retired small cello bags from Stampin’ Up!, but if you had the medium Cello Bags you could turn the Top Note die the other way to fit the larger bag or just fold the bag down to the narrower size you want if it doesn’t quite fit. Fill the bag with candy or whatever treat you have and fold the top over. I adhered the bag to the inside of the purse using Fast Fuse and a little on the flap part of the purse to hold it down on the front.

Decorate the front flap of the purse to your liking! I attached a Very Vintage Designer Button with a few Glue Dots. The bow on it is made with the Gold Baker’s Twine, just attached with a Glue Dot. It was too difficult to try to get the twine through the button so I gave up, made a bow and just stuck it on! For a little more bling, I punched two hearts from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the heart punch in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

If you don’t own the Top Note Die, I would cut a piece of card stock in a rectangle and fold over similarly. Maybe round the corners.  Then I would go order the Top Note Die because it is one of the all-time favorites!

Time is running out to get those class valentine treats done and valentines mailed out! Here’s what your table can look like when you are making valentines!

Valentine Making DayIf you think any of your friends can use a valentine treat idea, please click on one of the social media buttons below this post to share!  Or send them this link!

Valentine Candy Bar Treat

Valentine Candy Bar Treat

Valentine’s Day is getting close!  Here is an easy idea!  Just wrap a candy bar, whatever size, in card stock and/or designer paper and decorate. You will easily have a Valentine Candy Bar Treat! Make it as simple or as embellished as you like! For class valentines, you need to keep it pretty simple, maybe just designer paper and a punched out heart or two. For your loved one, maybe go crazy!

This sample is wrapped in Real Red card stock and then wrapped with a piece of paper from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  I stamped a greeting from the You Plus Me Stamp Set. I chose the “you’re sweet” sentiment since I was doing a candy bar! The little hearts are punched with the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

You can do any size candy bar, from the jumbo ones down to the little snack size.  Better buy extra, though, so you can eat one while you stamp!

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Stacked With Love Valentine Card

Stacked With Love Valentine Card

It was announced at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference last week that the best-selling item in the Occasions Catalog is the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack! Maybe because Valentine’s Day is coming soon or that paper stacks are so cute and handy in their size?! Today I chose this pattern from the paper stack and designed this valentine card around it. (Yes, the circles are offset in the design on purpose!)

Originally I was just going to have the one heart and the little banner greeting on this card, but once I finished this card, it didn’t look right.  Either the heart needed to be larger or it needed to be up higher. I almost let it go, but decided to try adding a heart or more sizes. Once I added the second heart, it felt balanced and much better! The first heart I planned to emboss, probably with the Perfect Polka Dots like the upper heart, but decided to just add some lines with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I tore pieces of the Tea Lace Paper Doily to place underneath the heart. I added a flower from the Rosette Trim in the Artisan Embellishment Kit (love those flowers!). The pearl on the other heart is also from the Artisan Kit. The greeting is one in the January Paper Pumpkin Kit!

It’s fun and easy to make your own valentines, just get out some paper, stamps and ink and go for it! Add some simple embellishments and you’ve got an original, creative card that you made yourself! What more could anyone want?!

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