Here’s to Cheers Treats with Recipe



I completely forgot to show you this fun treat idea.  It uses the Here’s to Cheers stamp set and coordinating Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies.  These little treats were perfect for everyone attending my classes in person during December and also for neighbor gifts.  But you don’t have to wait until next Christmas to use this wonderful Holiday Catalog combo!  Change up the sentiment and colors and you have a perfect Valentines Day or Easter treat!  Today, January 3rd, is the final day to purchase from the Year-End Sale and from items retiring from the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog.  The Bundle & Save 10% off price is only good today!


  • I used the Stampin’ Up! 4″x6″ Cello Bags to package the nuts in.  They worked perfectly!
  • Cello Bags are tied off beautifully with the 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon. 
  • A sweet heart created with Red Glimmer Paper gives this tag a little bling.




As an added bonus, I’m giving you my favorite recipe for Sugar and Spice Pecans.  I make them every holiday season, but really, why not all year!

3/4 c. sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. cloves

1/4 tsp. allspice

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. salt

1 egg white

2-1/2 Tblsp. cold water

8 c. pecan halves

Mix dry ingredients together.  Add egg white and water and mix well.  Add pecans and coat thoroughly.  Bake at 275 degrees for 50 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Remove immediately and cool thoroughly.  Store in an airtight container.  Enjoy!


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Fry Box candy treat

Fry Box treat



I’m going to miss this cute Fry Box Bigz Die from Stampin’ Up! so much!  It’s on the retiring products list and is currently not sold out, so you might want to grab this versatile die while it’s still available.

  • I began by cutting out the fry box – it takes 1/2 a sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ in Pink Pirouette using the Big Shot.   I stamped all over in the same color ink using the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp.  Use Tear & Tape for quick assembly.
  • My tag uses lots of other Stampin’ Up! supplies.  The base circle is cut with the 2″ Circle Punch using the retiring Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper.  On top of that is a Silver Metallic Doily.  The banner sentiment comes from a Paper Pumpkin stamp set – the extra thank you set subscribers received in April.  Flowers are from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack (don’t know HOW I’m going to cope without that flower punch!), and the leaves are from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.
  • Two tiny Rhinestones set off the flower centers, and the package of mints are tied up nicely with the gorgeous Pool Party 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon, retiring from the 2016 Occasions Catalog and still available!  Whisper White Baker’s Twine holds the tag to the ribbon.

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This idea is perfect for a party favor, teacher’s gift or a little thank you.  Change the colors up to anything you’d like – just remember you’ve just gotta match the candy!  I almost picked out the yellow mints but decided that was much too over the top!


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  1. Fry Box Bigz Die
  2. 4″ x 6″ Cellophane Bag
  3. Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper
  4. Pool Party 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon
  5. Itty Bitty Punch Pack


Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:

FarwellJust FOUR more days left to purchase your favorites from the Retiring Products List!  Click HERE to view what’s left.



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Just-for-Him-and-Summer-Lovin-Card-Shop-Collections-768x768I have just THREE current Card Shop Card Kit Collections left!  Get free card kits from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code 9QVCWFDQ when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Note Card Set for a Bridal Shower

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I was recently invited to a bridal shower for a dear friend and stamping customer.  Along with choosing something from her registry, I gave her a set of hand-stamped thank you cards in her wedding colors.  These were so much fun to make and super easy!  Just use Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes!


I’ll give you the details on creating these pretty cards in a minute, but first I want to show you the box I made especially to house these pretty cards in.

Note Card card set box completed



I’m super excited about how this darling box turned out, especially since I created it completely on my own.  Create a unique box for anything by simply knowing what your completed box needs to hold and measuring the space needed.

Note Card card set bottom box

Cardstock for box measures 9-1/2″ x 8″; score at 2″ and 7-1/2″ the long way and 2″ and 6″ the short way.  Be sure to use your Simply Scored Tool for perfect scoring lines.

Note Card card set box tear tape


Once your Tear & Tape Adhesive is in place, just peel off the coating strip and adhere the corners inside the adjacent side of the box.


Note Card card set lid

The cardstock for the lid  7-5/8″ x 6-1/8″.  Score at 1″ in on all 4 sides then cut into the cardstock and adhere just like the bottom of the box in Night of Navy cardstock.

Note Card card set box top closeup


Decorating the top was super fun!

  • The top of the box is Tempting Turquoise designer paper from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • I wrapped the box with a piece of Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon.
  • Next I adhered a Silver Metallic Foil Doily over the ribbon.
  • I cut a circle from Whisper White Cardstock using Circle FramelitsCircle Framelits are on the retiring product list!
  • Next I created a tag using Perfect Pennants stamp set.  This versatile stamp set is retiring, too – it’s a must have in your collection!  I stamped using VersaMark Ink onto Night of Navy cardstock, then sprinkled on Silver Embossing Powder and set it with the Heat Tool.
  • I also created the two silver banner pieces at the end in much the same way.  I stamped on Whisper White Cardstock using VersMark Ink, then used Silver Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  That image is also in the Perfect Pennants stamp set.
  • I added an Iced Rhinestone Embellishment and created a bow with the Bow Builder Punch used with a piece of Silver Foil Sheet.

A set of 12 cards and envelopes pops into this sweet box and makes a special presentation!


Now back to my cards!

Note Card card set single card


  • Creating a gift of a large set of cards couldn’t be easier with the Note Cards & Envelopes.  I cut a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock to create a border, then an additional Whisper White piece of cardstock a little smaller to act as my card front.
  • I used Work of Art stamp set to create the “swooshes” – they’re stamped in Tempting Turquoise Ink and I began with a fully inked stamp then just stamped three times without reinking the stamp.
  • Next I stamped the Watercolor Thank You stamp using Night of Navy Ink.  This terrific single stamp (wood mount only) is on the retiring list so be sure to grab it for this and many other projects!
  • A little butterfly from Tempting Turquoise cardstock gives the cards a bit of dimension – just use the Bitty Butterfly Punch.
  • A row of three Rhinestones dresses up the butterfly nicely.


I texted my sister in Arizona a picture of my completed set and she just had to have one too!  I made her a set in Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.  These turned out pretty, too – you could use any two colors you’d like – and of course, I mailed them to her and forgot to snap a picture!  Oh, well – you can imagine them with these pretty colors:


  1. Perfect Pennants stamp set
  2. Watercolor Thank You stamp
  3. Iced Rhinestone Embellishments
  4. Circles Collection Framelits


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Happy Easter Bunny Treat Box

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Stampin’ Up!’s Gift Box Punch Board was instrumental in creating my Easter project today.  And it’s so easy to use!  I began with a sheet of So Saffron 12″ x 12″ cardstock and just followed along on the instructions on the handy label to create a box that is 4″ x 4″ x 4″.

Here’s how I decorated:

  • I took my color scheme from the Confetti Celebration Designer Paper using two of the many pretty prints in this package to create the belly band.
  • The bow was a snap with another fabulous Stampin’ Up! tool – the Gift Bow Die used with the Big Shot.  Just cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and use it with the die.  Curling the pieces with your Bone Folder will make them easier to shape.
  • The Happy Easter Bunny stamp set was the perfect stamped piece for the front of my box.  I was able to cut it as well as the border using the Oval Framelits Collection and Big Shot.
  • I colored the tiny pieces with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Melon Mambo, So Saffron and Bermuda Bay.  This is the perfect time to invest in the Many Marvelous Markers set of all 38 colors in our color collections.  At $109.95, you’re saving substantially by purchasing the markers all together, and this is the only way to get the handy carrying case, too.  And with Sale-A-Bration still going strong, you can choose TWO free Sale-A-Bration gifts for your marker purchase!
  • I wanted a really light look for the bunny, so I switched my coloring technique to using both the Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate stamp pads along with my Aqua Painters.  This way, I could control the depth of color more and could be sure to get just a touch of color.


Happy Easter Bunny box closeup

  • I just LOVE how this box unfolds!  And to put it together there’s absolutely no adhesive used!  Just slide the opposite sides together using the slits.  I made a “nest” using Bermuda Bay cardstock cut super thin, then wadded it up in a ball.  I think larger Cadbury Eggs would be the perfect thing for this box, but I only had small “eggs” of pastel peanut M&M’s on hand.

Happy Easter Bunny box open

This box is a fairly substantial size, so you could put a lot of different things in it, even a small stuffed animal.  It’s the perfect trappings for a special Easter gift!

Happy Easter Bunny box

Oh, my gosh – I just noticed a coloring goof!  Did you catch it?  I’m done with all my photo taking and editing and it’s just too late to go back and redo.  So what to do but make a game of it!  Let me know in a comment below if you can find what I did wrong.  First one to answer and I’ll send you a little something in the mail!

UPDATE:  Here’s a video that Stampin’ Up! has prepared showing how easy it is to use the Gift Box Punch Board.

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You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me!   Samples for my March Card Shoppe Class By Mail are up and ready for you to see HERE.  Begin earning free March card kits immediately by using hostess code 9FE3JXBA when checking out.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Valentine’s Day Treat Fry Boxes

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If you’re looking for a fun Valentine’s Day project, I’ve just completed lots of these.  They went together quickly and were easy using the Stampin’ Up! Fry Box Die and Big Shot.  Dress them up any way you like!  I used Pink Pirouette cardstock; you can get two boxes out of an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper.

  • The Silver Glimmer Paper was punched out with the 2-1/2″ Punch, and you could also use the Circle Framelits. 
  • The sweet red heart is from a new baby stamp set in the Occasions Catalog called Little Sunshine.  I love when I can get multiple uses for my stamps!  The Sweetheart Punch lines up perfectly to cut the heart out.
  • The Heart Border Punch is great for a tiny heart like the little black one on my project.  I used a Mini Silver Brad to set it off.
  • “Happy Valentine’s Day” comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes, still one of my favorite stamp sets!


Valentine's Day fry boxes

  • Of course, I had to bring my container to the grocery store to get matching candies!  I found Valentine’s Day peanut M&M’s in the bulk department and filled the Stampin’ Up! 4″x6″ Cello Bags with them, then tied them up using Real Red Cotton Ribbon and some 1/8″ Silver Ribbon.

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I love seeing a whole finished collection of these sweet containers.  They look so pretty!


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You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with your purchases through me.   Please use TP4XVQVR when checking out to receive February Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  Samples are up for this great class HERE.   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Tiny Treats for Sale-A-Bration

Time To Celebrate Boxes

What do you think of these Tiny Treat Boxes decorated with Sale-A-Bration ribbon and designer paper?  I made them for my team who attended this past weekend’s fun card-making event.  We got together to make 20 card samples all using Sale-A-Bration stamp sets!  In my opinion, these are the best stamp sets for a Sale-A-Bration event that Stampin’ Up! has ever created.  I just love them all!

These little treat boxes held 8 Hershey’s chocolate assorted mini candy bars perfectly and acted as a little favor for the festivity.  They’re big enough to actually hold something substantial, but they’re small enough so you don’t have to buy too much to fill them – they’re 2″ square.

I cut 1″ x 6″ strips of the Sale-A-Bration Best Year Ever Designer Paper, adhered one end to the bottom back side of the cube with Fast Fuse Adhesive, then just wrapped around the 3 sides (no paper on the very bottom).  I tied the Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack around the entire box and tied it in a bow.

Did you catch the sentiment – “time to celebrate” for our Sale-A-Bration event!  It’s from the Time to Celebrate hostess-exclusive stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.  I adhered it to the box with a Dimensional on either side, being careful not to catch the designer paper.  This way, you don’t have to ruin the wrappings to get at the chocolate.  Simply untie the bow and slide the designer paper out from under the tag.  Clever, huh?!

Time to Celebrate 1 box

These are just two of the gifts you can choose for every $50 you spend during Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale event of the year – Sale-A-Bration.  Click HERE to view the 2015 Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

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  • Order your 2015 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog shares!  Get smaller portions of all of the wonderful new papers, ribbons and accessories.  Click HERE for more information.
  • And as always, get your free card kits!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my January classes – please use US97YC2Z when checking out to receive January Stamp Shoppe and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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30% Off Gift Box Punch Board TODAY ONLY

Gift Box Punch Board

Today begins the first day of the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale, with today being the first of the Door Busters!  That means that you can purchase this Gift Box Punch Board  TODAY ONLY for 30% off!  (AND almost all of the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders are on sale today only, too!)  I’m so thrilled with how this project turned out, and it’s so easy with the use of the new Stampin’ Up! product for creating boxes of all sizes.


If I “undress” my box, it looks like this.  I love the way the box closes with the little sliding tab top.

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But are you ready for the coolest part of it . . .  This beautiful box goes together without any adhesive whatsoever!  You’ll cut your cardstock to the size indicated on the chart that’s on the face of the Gift Box Punch Board then just follow the punching and scoring instructions.  It couldn’t be easier!  And what’s really great is that these boxes are big enough to really hold something!  Sometimes boxes are just too small and aren’t that useable, but this is not the case here!  My completed box measures 4″ x 4″ so I began with a piece of cardstock that was 12″ x 12″.

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Gift Box Punch Board image

Now for the decorating!

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  • You’ll want to have the Gift Bow Die for the Big Shot to make cute bows for all your boxes!  This one’s cut with Soft Sky cardstock.
  • The tag’s created with the Merry Everything and Note Tag Punch – two products that are bundled together to save you 15%!  It’s stamped in Old Olive ink, and there’s a cute Soft Sky button from the Nordic Designer Buttons at the bottom.
  • There are lots of fun fibers tied to this tag – Soft Sky 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon, Olive and Vanilla and White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim (yes – I pulled them apart and used the Olive and White together!) and White Baker’s Twine.
  • Did you notice the cute tone-on-tone stamping on the bottom of the box?  That comes from Cheerful Tags stamp set found in the Holiday Catalog.

Watch this short video for even more explanation on how the Gift Box Punch Board works!

Click HERE for listing of sale items for the Online Extravaganza. 

And to sweeten the deal, all online orders placed this week totaling a minimum of $35 and using the Hostess Code Q6RSUUQG will receive a specially designed card kit from me – completely free!  All the details on this freebie are HERE.

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Valentine’s Day chocolate holder


Are you looking for one last idea for Valentine's Day?  Here's the perfect little chocolate gift decorated Stampin' Up! style!  Allyou need is the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

  • Begin with card stock that measures 2" x 7-1/2".  Score at 3-5/8" and 3-7/8", so either side of center to make the gusset.
  • Then punch both ends of your card stock with the Topper Punch.  Decorate as you wish, or follow my design.
  • I love the sweet hearts from the Adorning Accents embossing folder.
  • I grabbed an oldie but goodie stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment.
  • You're going to LOVE embossing the Gold and Silver Foil Sheets!  Here I used the Fasionable Hearts Embosslits, but I'm thinking I'll be doing this a lot in the future with the embossing folders.
  • Chocolates are tied up with Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon and Gold Baker's Twine.
  • Add a sweet little Vanilla Candy Dot to one of the hearts and you're done!

Here's a close-up of one of them:
Valentine single

And what's inside?  Yum!  Just hold it in place with a bit of SNAIL.  Of course, my card stock just had to match the Ghirardelli dark chocolate and raspberry packaging!
Valentine open

Item No. 125596 Fashionable Hearts Embosslits $11.95
Item No. 125601 Adorning Accents Embosslng Folders (3) $8.95
Item No. 133324 Scalloped Tag Topper Punch $22.95
Item No. 132622 Gold Foil Sheets (2 12"x12" pieces) $3.95
Item No. 122981 Pink Pirouette 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (10 yds.) $6.95
Item No. 132976 Gold Baker's Twine $3.50
Item No. 130934 Neutrals Candy Dots (100) $5.95
Item No. 128748 Teeny Tiny Wishes wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 127802 TeenY Tiny Wishes clear $26.95

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As always, there are always free card kits to be had for your online orders!  It's so simple – just grab the code for the current card kit (you'll find them HERE), enter the code in your shopping cart along with a qualifying order and I'll send you the card kit completely free – there's not even any shipping cost!  Click here to place your order in my Online Store.

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Creative Convention display projects

This past weekend was our team weekend-long Creative Convention, and it was a blast!  There was so much inspiration to take in!  There were displays where people could share what they've been working on, and althought the lighting wasn't so good, today I want to show you just a few of the amazing projects created by my team members. 

CC hope
Use Core'dinations card stock with an embossing folder, then lightly sand the top for this pretty tone-on-tone look.


CCbaby train
This is an adorable baby train showing off the In Colors as well as Zoo Babies stamp set.

Here's another project showing off the In Colors, this time in a birthday card using Sketched Birthday stamp set.

CCframed piece
This is a pretty framed piece using Season of Style Designer Series Paper and the Color Me Christmas stamp set.

Here's a beautiful card using the coordinating products Truly Grateful stamp set, Sweater Weather Designer paper and 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon.

Another card showing lovely coordinating products in the Holiday Catalog – Festive Flurry stamp set, Festive Flurry Framelits Dies and Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper. 

How beautiful is this tablesetting, all created with the components in Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit and Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper.

Love this punch art idea with Mosaic Madness stamp set and coordinating Mosaic Punch.  So pretty!

BRAND NEW:  November's "Best of 25 Years" stamp set has just been released.  It's called "Best of Snow" and I am in love with the "Let it Snow image – it's a "must have"!  Here are the images.  You can also click here to view the full flyer:  Best of Snow Flyer
Best of Snow
Item No. 134387 Best of Snow in clear $14.95

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There's always free card kits to be had for your online orders!  It's so simple – just grab the code for the current card kit (you'll find them HERE),
enter the code in your shopping cart along with a qualifying order and I'll send you the card kit completely free – there's not even any shipping cost!  Start your order now!


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Journal Class – attend or “By Mail!”

I have a very special class to offer you!  We'll be making journals from the Epic Day This and That Suite plus four cards.
The journal is designed so that you can use it as a prayer journal, a gratitude journal, or even a creative journal by switching out the words on the front cover and in the inside. 
We'll also be creating four cards to send out to people on our prayer list or to people for whom we are grateful.  Here's a look at the cards for the prayer journal.  We'll change the sentiments to "truly grateful," "your kindness means so much," "my friend" and "thoughts of you" for a gratitude journal.
And inside the journal, there will be pockets to keep our cards, as well as pretty envelopes to hold our design elements and bible verses (prayer journal) or words of inspiration (gratitude journal), as well as a place for postage stamps for our cards.
Class supplies include:
  • Epic Day This and That Journal
  • All materials to decorate the front cover, including Epic Day Designer Paper, ribbons and sentiment
  • All materials to create four cards, including envelopes
  • Two decorative envelopes for inside journal
  • Bible verses or gratitude sentiments plus die-cut pieces to decorate the inside of your journal
  • All non-SNAIL adhesive such as sticky strip and multipurpose adhesive (you bring your own SNAIL or can purchase it the day of the class) 

Class will be held on Saturday, November 23, from 10:00am to 1:00pm at my home Stampin' Studio in Rochester, NY.  I'm also offering this class "By Mail."  Your kit will be fully prepared for you so that you can put it together at home.
Cost is just $25.  If you'd like your kit mailed out to you, shipping is $5.60.  Payment is needed by Friday, November 15th, so that I'm able to order all of your supplies.  Use the links below:
To attend the November 23rd class, use this link:
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To receive your journal "By Mail" and pick it up from me, use this link:
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To receive your journal "By Mail" and have it mailed, use this link:
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Or, here's another idea! I'd love for you to be the hostess in making the prayer journal at your church with a group of your church family.  If you live in the Rochester NY area and you're interested in how this might work, contact me at  You could even host a journal event long distance.  Just order the number of kits you'd need and get together to assemble.  Receive your journal class at a discount if I bring the class to at least 6 people at your church.

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