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New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for Oct 6 – 12, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Oct 6 2015

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals! Purchase these items at a discount while supplies last today through Monday, October 12. These are always a good chance to pick up some accessories at a lower price!  Maybe you can use the Gusseted Cellophane Bags for Halloween treats or birthday parties or stock up for the holidays. And there are LOTS of ideas for using the Hamburger Box Die. Of course sequins are big right now as are metallics so you have both in the Metallics Sequin Assortment. And did you know the White Perfect Accents can also be colored with Sharpie Markers if you want accents in different colors than white? I admit, it took me awhile to get used to the Fast Fuse Adhesive, but now I really like to use it. Make sure you have the main Fast Fuse Adhesive before you stock up on the Refills available on the Deals! If you want some tape adhesive that HOLDS, this is it!

Here’s a fall box I made last year with the Hamburger Box Die and the For All Things Stamp Set.

Hamburger Box Die Fall Box For All Things

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How to Make Cotton Paper Flowers with the Floral Framelits

The Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies are on the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal this week, and you will probably want them after you watch this video! This video uses the new Stampin’ Up! Cotton Paper in the new Annual Catalog, but you could also use card stock or colored tissue paper or whatever you like.  The Cotton Paper comes in an assortment of pretty colors as you see in this video.  It is lightweight but sturdy so good for a project like this where you want it to not be too heavy but hold up while making it!

We Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who have seen Bonnie (in this video) present on stage just love her and her humor. But there is a catch to this video! Be sure to watch it all the way through! I think you will enjoy the project! It might even take you back to your childhood when you made paper flowers out of tissue paper or kleenex!

The Floral Frames Framelits will make making cotton paper flowers easy!

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New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Sept 29 2015

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for Tuesday, September 29, 2015 through Monday, October 5. Lots of good accessories on here! Get punchy with the Gift Box Punch Board (handy to have for Christmas wrapping) and the Envelope Punch Board if you want to make pretty envelopes or some custom sized ones. You can actually make other cute things with the Envelope Punch Board, not just envelopes! If you are a gardener or know a gardener, you might like the Handpicked Framelits Dies. Even those I’ve seen used for other things, like the label dies used for labels to tie on a gift bag or candy treat. Use your imagination! The Floral Frames Collections Framelits Dies can make beautiful layered flowers. And if you want to get a head start on Valentine’s Day (of course hearts are good, like stars, for LOTS of things!) get the Happy Heart Embossing Folder. And don’t forget the Hearts Border Punch if you like hearts!

Do you have a Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog?  I have a few extras if you would like one mailed to you if you do not already work with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Or just click the link to view it online.

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To shop for the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals and other amazing Stampin’ Up! products, please visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE.

Stampin’ Up! Deals

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Sept 22 2015

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for September 22 – 28, 2015. All great items on the deals this week, whether you want some embellishments or framelits (everybody needs stars in their arsenal!) or a flower stamp set. Sequins are “hot” now.  Be sure to order the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen for adhering the sequins easily.

Stamp Out Breast Cancer with Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ Up! is supporting the fight against breast cancer by donating $1 for every Paper Pumpkin subscriber and $1 for every NEW Paper Pumpkin subscriber to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation if you subscribe by October 10th! Subscribers will receive their papercrafting kit in a limited-edition pink box!

  • Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just as awesome as always, but we should probably let you know that it is not a pink project. That’s all we’re saying. ;)

Paper Pumpkin is a papercrafting kit from Stampin’ Up! that comes to you  in the mail once a month! All stamps, ink, and supplies are included except possibly adhesive and scissors.  You will be excited for your kit to show up in your mailbox each month and see what project is inside!  No risk, no obligation – you can “pause” or cancel your subscription at any time, just do it before the 10th of any month before the kits ship out.  You will not be billed until your kit ships.  And then you get a cute email from Paper Pumpkin telling you your kit is on its way!

JOIN Paper Pumpkin HERE, especially now, to help people while you have fun stamping!

Sign up before October 10th! The cost of each kit is $19.95 which INCLUDES shipping!  And once you are a subscriber, you can purchase any available full kits or refills from the past.

Paper Pumpkin is FUN!  Just sign up and try it out!  Give yourself a treat!  You deserve it!

Witching Decor Project Kit Witch Hat

If you are interested in this Witching Decor Project Kit, order it right away! Stampin’ Up! says demand is growing the closer we get to fall and Halloween and once they run out there will not be time to order more.  I LOVE this kit and made my witch’s hat in probably about two hours, if that.  It is not difficult.  The most time-consuming part is punching out the die-cut leaves, stamping a little texture (nothing exact) on them, crumpling and stringing. You will also need the Witches’ Night Stamp Set if you want to stamp the Halloween label on the front. But if you want, you can make up something with whatever stamps you have.  But I do love that label as is!

If you like Halloween like I do, you DO want this kit!  But I strongly suggest you order it as soon as possible so you can get one!  I think it is one of the best kits Stampin’ Up! has done.

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals and Paper Pumpkin Breast Cancer Support

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Sept 15 2015

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for September 15-21, 2015. In my opinion, there are a couple of GREAT deals on here:  the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (one of my favorites!) and the beautiful Butterflies Thinlits Dies. If you don’t own these already, I really think you will like them and get a lot of use out of them. You can use the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits for Halloween coming up for treats, even for Christmas for candy treats, small gifts or gift cards. The sizes of the treat bags can even be varied.  Also, you get so many other pieces to use with the basic treat bag die. And of course I’m sure you’ve seen beautiful cards and projects made with the die cut butterflies. The other items are the buttons, ribbons and Fringe Scissors, all things you can use to enhance the look of your creations! Get the discount while it is available!

Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack, too, for more bargains!


Stamp Out Breast Cancer with Paper Pumpkin

To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going PINK . . . or at least our October boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, we will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

To find out about Paper Pumpkin, the Stampin’ Up! papercrafting monthly kit that comes in the mail, click HERE.

Stampin’ Up! will donate:
$1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.

Together, we will make a difference!

Here’s how you can help:

Subscribe! If you’re new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you’ll want to hold onto forever-and we’ll donate $2 because you’re new!
Stay active if you’re a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
Spread the word! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new subscribers it’s doubled, so let’s get the word out and raise as much as possible.
Remember, those who get the October kit will not only be donating to a good cause, but they will also get a one-time only, pretty pink Paper Pumpkin box! No one will want to miss it. Promise.

More About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. This year BCRF has invested $58.6 million in research, to support over 235 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund focused on metastasis. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an “A+” from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. For more information, please visit:

Additional Details:

New subscribers are those who signed up between September 11 and October 10, 2015 and have not been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber at any time in the past.
All funds will be donated in US dollars.
Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just as awesome as always, but we should probably let you know that it is not a pink project. That’s all we’re saying. ;)
Funds will be donated based on number of subscribers instead of boxes shipped. But, if you want more than one pink box, you can always increase your subscription quantity by logging into your account at before October 10.


Stampin’ Up! Deals

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Sept 8 2015

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for September 8 – 14. I would say the highlight is the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch!  If you don’t have that already, get it! It will help make cute Christmas tags and many other tags and projects! Of course I have always loved the Glimmer Paper and this week the Silver Glimmer Paper is discounted!  Perfect for the holidays coming up! The Confetti Hearts Border Punch is good for making teeny tiny hearts – maybe to put in shaker cards or for some confetti – or to simply punch a unique border on a card or project or scrapbook page. Then we have a couple ribbons, pearls and metallic sequins to embellish with, always great to have an assortment of things to add like that. Sequins are the “in” thing right now and a great adhesive to use with them is the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen in the Holiday Catalog.

Clearance Rack Banner 2015

Stampin’ Up! has announced new items on the Clearance Rack today!  Check it out before you finalize your order!

Paper Pumpkin Special Offer Aug 2015

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And just a couple days remaining to take advantage of the special 50% off first two months of Paper Pumpkin, the Stampin’ Up! kit that comes to you in the mail! Take a little time to relax and craft with a kit all ready for you!  You deserve it! Use Promo Code HALFOFF. Sign up by Sept. 10th to take advantage of this great deal! Let me know if you signed up so  can make sure you are on my list!

Now that we are past Labor Day, it’s time to really start thinking about the upcoming holidays! Get an early start and keep the holidays relaxed (yeah right!). If you need a Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, please contact me. Or check out the PDF HERE at this link.

Before you finish your order, be sure to check out the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack!

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Aug 25 2015

It’s Tuesday and that means new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!  Check out two great punches, the Sweetheart Punch and the Pansy Punch, plus one of my favorite products, the Gold Glimmer Paper. Then for jazzing up your project, we have the Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack, the Silver Stampin’ Glitter, and the pretty Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon.

These specials good through Monday, August 31 or while supplies last!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack as well when you order!  You might find some bargain you can use!

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals August 18 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Aug 18 2015

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for August 18 – 24, 2015.  Be sure to check them out in case you want to add some to your order. Offer available while supplies last at these prices. Make custom envelopes with the Envelope Punch Board! Make cute little paper bows with the Bow Builder Punch! Always good to have embellishments, like ribbons and buttons! And why not have another embossing folder?!

Shop for these Weekly Deals and more at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE!

Take Advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend!

Timeless Elegance Small Flowers Card

The other day in this post, I used the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper to make some cards and was inspired to color the designs on some of the cards. On this card I am showing you, I just used the paper as is. I didn’t even add a greeting, because at the time I liked it as is, maybe just a note card that doesn’t need a greeting on the front. I think this paper can stand on it’s own for most of the designs.  And if you don’t care for the bolder designs, there are smaller and more subtle papers as well.

You can get an idea of the designs in this photo. Visit my Stampin’ Up! Store page and click on the photo slideshow to see all the patterns in larger views.

If you need some Stampin’ Up! products and if you live in one of the states and communities with a Sales Tax Holiday this weekend, place your order for these specific products and save the sales tax! It’s not a huge savings, depending on your tax, but it’s a little bit! Check the information below.

Note:  Stampin’ Up! did make a correction on those states that they initially stated the entire catalog was on the tax holiday list, but now it looks like only Louisiana is.  Be sure to pay attention to the dates given! These products can and will be used as school supplies by your children if you have them on hand, so you might as well have some extras!

Sales Tax Holiday 2015

Sales Tax Holiday Chart 2015

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Deals Going On at Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Aug 4 2015

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for August 4 – Monday, August 10. Be sure to check them out!  Not too many this week, though. If you don’t have the 1/16″ and 1/8″ Circle Punches, you might be interested in those.  Good for making tags and other projects,  The In Color Blossom Accents are brand new in the new catalog and very cute! Not so good for mailing on a normal card, but if you are enclosing a card in a package or giving the card in person, it makes a cute accent.  Just attach with a glue dot. I love the Venetian Crochet Trim, it makes a pretty embellishment on certain projects. And of course, if you need more items to add to your ribbon collection, any color of Baker’s Twine is always handy and we all love the Seam Binding Ribbon. Remember, these products are only available at these discounted prices while quantities last, then they go back to regular price.

Also, Stampin’ Up! has announced they will add more items to the Clearance Rack tomorrow!

Today is the big day for Demonstrators! We can start ordering from the Holiday Catalog which comes out for customers September 1st. But if YOU want to preorder from the Holiday Catalog right away, just sign up to be a Demonstrator! To become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you just need to purchase the Starter Kit, $99 for $125 worth of products plus business supplies to get you started in your new business! Beginning today you can even choose Holiday Catalog pre-order products for your Starter Kit! It’s fun having your own business selling Stampin’ Up! products and can be very rewarding if you work hard at it, like any business endeavor.

 Want to join the Stampin’ Up! family?  Just click HERE for information and to sign up!

Email me at  if you have questions or want more information!

Paper Pumpkin 50 off July 2015

Don’t forget about trying out Paper Pumpkin, the papercrafting kit that comes  in your mailbox once a month from Stampin’ Up! Right now new subscribers can sign up and get the first two months for 50% off, using the Promo Code HALFOFF. After the first two months, your subscription will continue at the regular price of $19.95 per month which includes shipping.  But no obligation!  If Paper Pumpkin is not for you, you can just cancel before the 10th of the month after you receive your two kits. If one month isn’t good for you, just “Pause” your subscription and then activate it again when you are ready! No obligation, no risk, just FUN!

Join Paper Pumpkin HERE!

If you are not familiar with Stampin’ Up! products because you do not have a Demonstrator, I would love to be yours!  Please sign up for my Mailing List to get a monthly newsletter in your inbox with the latest Stampin’ Up! news and offers plus many project ideas! Email me if you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Catalog and are interested in our products, because you are missing some great reading and inspiration!

Sales Tax Holiday Coming!


Happy August!!  Is today really the first day of August?!  What happened to July?? At least it is almost my birthday!

Since it is August, thoughts turn to the start of school! And with that, some states have a Sales Tax Holiday to help families with back to school expenses.  Twelve states are having a sales-tax holiday for school supplies on certain dates in August. The states typically define school supplies as “any items normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.”  Stampin’ Up! is, therefore, limiting our exemptions per the state statute based on item description and price.

Here is a chart Stampin’ Up! provided with the states and dates and links to more information. Check and see if your state is listed. Some products that Stampin’ Up! sells can be considered school supplies and therefore, you may be able to save the sales tax. Even though a state is listed, not all communities may be participating.  The dates are very limited to be sure to order during that time if you are able to take advantage of your state’s sales tax holiday.

Sales Tax Holiday 2015

Each state has specific rules they consider to be school supplies–this may be by description or by price. The table below shows the items that are included per state statute definitions. The list of items below will be state tax-free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up!® during the tax holiday period (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday) in order to receive these items tax-free . Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales-tax holiday and may not apply to additional county, city, and special-jurisdiction taxes.

Here’s a specific chart of which Stampin’ Up! items apply in each state.  You’ll have to click to enlarge.

Sales Tax Holiday Chart 2015

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Many of my crafting supplies through the years when my kids were in school often came in handy for school projects, even the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby! So make sure you are stocked up with your papercrafting supplies before school starts!

Shop Stampin’ Up! Online for all your papercrafting and school supply needs!

Stampin’ Up! Deals For You!

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals! Quantities at these prices are limited so don’t delay if you see something you want to order!  Lots of ribbon, for sure!  Think about the black for Halloween coming up, not to mention just some elegant looks with black on your projects! All of the Stitched Satin ribbons are beautiful!
Also, be sure to check the Clearance Rack for more bargains!
And don’t forget Paper Pumpkin!!  Take advantage of this special deal now through September 10th!
Paper Pumpkin 50 off July 2015

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Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

What Is Paper Pumpkin??  Each month a papercrafting kit arrives in your mailbox! Everything is included – stamps, ink, and paper – and is ready for you to put together. Follow the directions or do your own thing! Each month is a surprise! And once you are a subscriber, you can order any available past kits or refills. No obligation. Pause your subscription for a month or two if you want, and cancel any time if Paper Pumpkin is not for you. You can even order extra kits any month for gifts or for friends and family.

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Enter the Promo Code, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).

Just contact me if you have any questions!  I love getting my Paper Pumpkin Kit each month!

Check out the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals and the other wonderful Stampin’ Up! products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals July 7 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal July 7 2015

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for July 7 through Monday, July 13. Remember, these products will only be available at these prices while supplies last.  Last week two of the items sold out the first day. There are more items so it is harder to get one big picture to post here!  Just click the link or the photo to go to the store page where you can see each product and get the information!

Also check the Clearance Rack before you finalize your order, just in case you find a bargain you want!

Something new on the Online Store:  Project Ideas from Stampin’ Up! in the left sidebar!  Click on that link when you are in the store (or the photo below!) to see some of the catalog projects and the materials you need for them.

Online Store Home Page Screenshot

Today is July 7th so if you would like to join Paper Pumpkin and get the July kit in your mailbox in just a little over a week, be sure to subscribe HERE on my page! If you would like to add a month or more to your regular Stampin’ Up! order, you can get a prepaid subscription HERE.

Paper Pumpkin Box

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Stampin’ Up! Deals! Check Them Out!

Weekly Deal Banner 2015

Stampin Up! Weekly Deal June 30 2015

Stampin Up! Weekly Deal June 30 2015

Check out these new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for June 30, 2015 through Monday, July 6. Click on the photos to see the page in my Online Store.  I see several products I want! For sure you want the 2″ Circle Punch to fit in with some others you might have. If you don’t have the new In Color ink pads yet, get the In Color Markers and you can “marker up” your stamps if you want to use a new In Color. Sequins, ribbon, button and twine – always good for embellishing!  Sometimes it is the little bit of embellishment that makes the card. The Fast Fuse Adhesive, I admit is a little tricky to use, but now that I have the hang of it, I LOVE it. Very good adhesive. Sometimes I have to advance the tape myself a little bit in the dispenser, but otherwise it works great. (Not on the Weekly Deals, but I also love the new Tear & Tape Adhesive.  You should put that on your next order for sure!)

Clearance Rack Banner 2015

Also check out the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack.  There are new items on the Clearance Rack, while supplies last. Not quite what I was expecting and I don’t know what they did with the previous stuff, but there you have it. Check it out!

***Apparently Stampin’ Up! is working on some corrections to the Clearance Rack right now!  We’ll see! Check back a little later on.

Get Ready…..More Deals Tomorrow!

Get Ready for More Weekly Deals & Clearance Rack

On your mark –  Get set – but don’t “Go” yet!  You have to wait until tomorrow!  But this is a heads up!

Get ready, because June 30-August 3, Stampin’ Up! is adding more items to the Clearance Rack and to Weekly Deals! This is a hint that tomorrow marks the beginning of Bonus Deals. You will be able to save up to 30% on even more Weekly Deals, or up to 60% on extra items in the Clearance Rack (while supplies last), BUT REMEMBER:  Weekly Deals discounts are available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices.

What does all that mean??  I don’t know any more than that! We’ll all find out (and see!) tomorrow! But this is your early warning if you want to check the Stampin’ Up! Online Store early tomorrow to see what has been added.


Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Start your own stamping business and get two free stamp sets to add to your Starter Kit! Having your own stamping business can lead to all kinds of good things such as more income for your family, new friendships, being a part of Stampin’ Up! and having your own business to run the way you like.  No pressure from Stampin’ Up! or from me except for the requirement to have $300 in sales per quarter to stay active. Click HERE for more information and feel free to email me at if you would like to ask me any questions. It can be a big decision and yet it doesn’t need to be because there is no obligation if you find it is not for you. Choose $125 in products from Stampin’ Up! in your Starter Kit and pay $99, plus you get some business supplies in there to get you started! The Starter Kit ships free.

Last Day for these Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

These Weekly Deals are fantastic ones!  I have had so much fun using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits for make many different sizes and styles of little treat bags for cards or treats inside! Scroll through my blog to see some of my recent posts!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal June 23 2015

Making Mini Treat Bags with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

Watch Donna Griffith from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office make cute mini treat bags with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies! She shows some really cute ideas, plus watch for the tip about the little heart embellishment!  I never heard that one before!

The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies are on sale during the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals through Monday June 29, 2015.  I also love the Silver Glimmer Paper and the embossing folders on this deal, not to mention the buttons and the ribbon!  It’s all good!

Smaller Mini Treat Bags

Cherry on Top Mini Treat Bags

I’ve let go of Christmas today and have another way to use the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies I think you will find useful!  The die pieces include one large one which forms the front of the bag, and we used two of them to make the larger gusseted bags. Today we will use the smaller die piece which normally forms the back of the bag and cut two of those to make these Smaller Mini Treat Bags!

Cut two of the small bag die pieces.

Cherry on Top Mini Treat Bag Pieces

Fold the score lines made by the die to form the bag.  Since the bottom edges of these pieces are just straight, trim off a little bit, maybe 1/2″ from the bottom of one that will be the back piece of the bag. On the other piece, make a 1/2″ score line and fold (maybe even trimming the corners off as shown.  This piece will be the front piece of the mini treat bag.

Cherry on Top Mini Treat Bag Folds

Apply adhesive of your choice as shown.  I used the new Tear & Tape Adhesive.

Cherry on Top Mini Treat Bag Tape

The Mini Treat Bag on the left is made with the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack. Such a cute stack of colorful papers! As you can see the front and back top edges are the same length. The heart and words are die cuts in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies. Not only do you get the mini treat bag dies but you get extra dies that cut embellishments for your projects.

The treat bag on the right is made from the new In Color Envelope Paper. On this bag, the front piece is folded down a bit and I tied a string of the Burlap Ribbon around the top edge. The star is a die cut in the set of thinlits dies.

 Mini Treat Bags

Remember, the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies are on the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals through Monday night, June 29. You can save $10 when you purchase these dies! To see some other altered  Mini Treat Bags I have made, check out this post and this post. To see some of the “regular” mini treat bags you can make with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, please click HERE.

Place your order at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Mini Treat Bag Altered Christmas Gift Bag

Mini Treat Bag Altered Christmas Gift Bag

Do you realize that six months from today is Christmas Day?! That means there are less than six months to get ready for Christmas! Now that the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies are on sale this week, $10 off, on the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals, I thought I would learn how to make an altered size bag, rather than just the flat kind of treat bag into which you would slip a card or gift card or something not very thick. Since it is only six months today until Christmas, I thought I would make a Mini Treat Bag Altered Christmas Gift Bag!

Here is a little tutorial for you:

Mini Treat Bag Pieces

Instead of cutting the two different pieces to make the bag like you would normally, cut two pieces with the large bag die. This one piece would normally be the front of the regular Mini Treat Bag. Then just trim off that extra little piece as shown. Just snip it off with a scissors. That side of the bag will be the gusseted side of the bag when assembled.

Mini Treat Bag Pieces Scored

Now score just that right side of the large piece at 1/2″ and 1 1/4″ as shown. There will also be a score line made from the die. For the bottom of the bag, cut one or two pieces of paper  1 1/2″ x 3 5/8″. I say one or two because it depends on what kind of paper you are using and how strong and sturdy you want the bottom of the bag to be. With card stock probably just one piece is fine; with designer paper you probably want to glue two pieces together.

Mini Treat Bag Pieces Folded

This is how you will fold on the score lines on both pieces to form the gusset for the side of the bag. If you just want the side flat, then just score at 1/2″ and use the score line made by the die. You won’t need the center one. Play with the two pieces and see how they will fit together so you have the folds going the correct way.

Mini Treat Bag Pieces Glued

Adhere the bottom piece to the bottom tab and all the sides to form the bag.  I like using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue because it gives you time and slip to be able to move the pieces to exactly the right positions. But Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape Adhesive.

Mini Treat Bag Altered Christmas Gift Bag

Next comes the fun part of embellishing the Mini Treat Bag! I used a piece of the In Color Envelope Paper, the Cucumber Crush color, to make a banner.  I stamped a Christmas greeting with a stamp in the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set in Real Red ink, then punched it out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. I die cut a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies for a layer behind the greeting.  The little bow is a die cut in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies package! So many cute and useful extra dies in that collection! I would also suggest putting a Rhinestone Jewel on the center of that bow. (I forgot!)

There you have it!  Really the process is pretty easy to make a Mini Treat Bag Altered Christmas Gift Bag. Take advantage of the $10 savings on this die this week.  Weekly Deals are good through Monday night, June 29 until 11:50 pm MT. Shop for these Mini Treat Bag Dies and any other stamping and art supplies you need at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE.  PS:  That Silver Glimmer Paper is also on sale this week on the Weekly Deals!

Altered Mini Treat Bag

Altered Mini Treat Bag

With the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies on sale for $10 off this week on the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals, I thought I would make an altered Mini Treat Bag so you can see some versatility with this die! By just doing  a few different things, you can make a larger gusseted treat bag with the same dies! You can make a smaller one too!  And this die comes with so many different pieces and coordinates with a new stamp set in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog. That stamp set is You’re So Sweet on page 57.

The negative image of the word “Enjoy” is leftover from something else I made with the word cut out that I just happened to save and it came in handy for this bag!  I had a scrap piece of the same Bohemian Designer Series Paper so I just turned it over and glued it to the front of the bag with a scrap strip of Gold Glimmer Paper across the front. I also used the star die in the package to cut out the star out of the Gold Glimmer Paper. So easy!

Tomorrow I will take a few more photos and show you have to make this altered Mini Treat Bag.

Be sure to check out the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of June 23, 2015. These are good through Monday night, June 29. Every item on there is worth having!  But I know you’ll have fun with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits!

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

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Fantastic Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal June 23 2015

I am SO excited about these Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for YOU! I just did a blog post yesterday about the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and now today they are on the Weekly Deals! Save $!0 on the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits! What’s really great about these thinlits is that not only do you get the ones for cutting the bag, but you get all the other fun pieces that you can use with the bags or any other cards and projects. Love both of the embossing folders, and need I say anything about the two kinds of Glimmer Paper??!  Love it! And then you also have two kinds of ribbon to stock up on and the Vintage Faceted Buttons! I think you need everything on the Deals this week!

Here are a few other Mini Treat Bags I have made. You can use them as bags to hold a treat or maybe a gift card or cash or just use them as a card. And you can even alter the sizes of the bag. Some people are clever enough to figure all that out!

Mini Treat Bags

And a few more:

Butterfly Mini Treat Bag Birthday Card Enjoy

Butterfly Mini Treat Bag Birthday Card For You

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