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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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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Layered Labels Mason Jar

I'm sharing another project today that I designed for my Stamp & Chat event for the demonstrators on my team.  When I first saw our Layered Labels stamp set and coordinating Apothecary Accents Framelits, I know we just had to use these two great new products on a mason jar.

  • Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon is wrapped around the jar
  • Pacific Point card stock is stamped with Layered Labels stamp set and cut out with Apothecary Accents Framelit
  • Scrumptious new International Bazaar designer paper is used along with the Designer Rosettes die and the Big Shot
  • Next layer is Lucky Limeade card stock cut with a different Apothecary Accents Framelit
  • Final "For You" sentiment stamped with Layered Labels and punched out with Lg. Oval Punch
  • I used a hot glue gun to adhere everything
  • Lid is covered with Daffodil Delight fabric from Essentials Designer Fabric pack

Item No. 127070 Layered Labels wood $33.95 OR
Item No. 127072 Layered Labels clear $25.95
Item No. 127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits $24.95
Item No. 126920 International Bazaar Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 125594 Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die $42.95
Item No. 119855 Large Oval Punch $15.95
Item No. 122977 Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (10 yds.) $9.95
Item No. 126892 Essentials Designer Fabric $29.95

Notice anything in the jar?  I'll save that for another day!

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Paper Flower Arrangement

I was so excited about having made this beautiful paper flower arrangement, and then I forgot to show it to you during Christmas.  But I got to thinking that it would be beautiful any time of the year by just changing a few things.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful for Valentine’s Day?  This is another project from our demonstrator-only magazine Stampin’ Success.  I pretty much copied the beautiful bouquet that the Stampin’ Up! home office showed in that publication.  Everything except the gold ornaments and the pine cones were made with just card stock and some Big Shot Dies!

The first flower I started with were the roses.  Using Real Red card stock, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Island Floral Die.  The center is just a small piece of card stock wadded up into a ball.  The glue gun was definitely my friend with this project!  Just use a bone folder to shape the petals and glue everything together.

Next are the lilies.  This is actually my favorite flower in the bouquet – I love real-life lilies, too.  I cut Whisper White card stock using the Big Shot and the Island Floral Die.  The center is Old Olive Stampin’ Pastels sponged lightly along with Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker and the Color Spritzer Tool to make the speckles. 

These are the chrysanthemums – actually the most fun to make!  Just die cut a bunch of Real Red card stock from the Flower Daisies #2 and shape them into flower petals with the bone folder.  So pretty!  This picture also might be better of the tiny little filler flowers in the lower right corner than the next picture I took.

These little flowers were so quick to make!  Just die cut Old Olive card stock with the small flower from the Island Floral Die, snip one petal off then fold them so that two petals overlap.  Punch Whisper White card stock with the Boho Blossom Punch then wad it up and adhere it with hot glue to the center.  I made lots and lots of these to fill in the gaps.  Also a good filler is the green “grass” card stock sliced really thin with the Tabletop Paper Cutter. You can check Artificial Grass Vancouver cost for grass we usually use for all our needs.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my bouquet – I had so much fun making it!

Item No. 118871 Island Floral Bigz Die $21.95
Item No. 114520 Flower, Daisies #2 Die $19.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine $99.95
Item No. 106959 Tabletop Paper Cutter $45.95
Item No. 119858 Boho Blossom Punch $16.95
Item No. 107066 Color Spritzer Tool $12.95
Item No. 119680 Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
Item No. 120962 Stampin’ Pastels $24.95


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Thank You Treat Holder

Here's a quick way to package a thank you treat for someone special!

I learned to make this fun treat holder at one of the Stampin' Up! conventions I attended, although I'm afraid I can't remember which one!  I started with textured Going Gray card stock that measures 11" x 4" and scored at 4" and 5".  I stamped using Basic Gray Classic Ink and Elements of Style, which will be available May 1st.  I've already used this stamp set so many times; it's really fun and versatile.  Just type "Elements of Style" into the search box at the bottom of the left-hand sidebar and you'll see lots of cards using this gorgeous set.  Next came a strip of Pretty in Pink card stock stamped in Basic Gray Classic Ink using one of the sentiments from Thank You Kindly.  A ribbon rose using Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon completes this gift.  Tuck some matching treats in a Medium Flat Cellophane Bag.

Item No. 118611 Elements of Style $27.95 in wood OR
Item No. 120045 elements of Style $19.95 in clear mount
Item No. 111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95
Item No. 109053 Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95
Item No. 109054 Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95
Item No. 102757 Medium Flat Cellophane Bags (50) $4.50


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Posted on : Apr 22 2010
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All-Day Fabric Class Part 2

At the All-Day Fabric Class on Saturday, Aly made these adorable favors for each gal who attended.  Aren't they darling?  Aly used the Priceless stamp set and stamped in Basic Gray, Going Gray and Real Red Classic Ink.  She added lots of interest by using a Pink Corduroy Button, a piece of 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Real Red and Gray Taffeta Ribbon tied around the bottle.  She punched out the raw white vinyl with the Heart to Heart Punch and added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  Thanks, Aly!

Here are some of the creative cards that were swapped at the class.

Debbie Rought of Middlesex, NY, made this clever card.  She used the Ornament Punch and Delightful Decorations stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog to create the flower!  Now, that's thinking out of the box!

Next is a card from Jacki Wrubel.  She heat embossed the image from Baroque Motifs stamp set and added flowers cut from the Big Shot.

Next up is a quick and easy yet very attractive card from Tina Newton of Canandaigua, NY.  Tina used Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack and Sweet Pea Stitched Felt accents from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  With beautiful paper like this, you don't have to do much else for a "wow" factor!

And finally, I'll share a super card from Patty Braun.  She chose to feature the stamp set Chocolate Bunny from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The sentiment comes from With All My Heart stamp set from the same catalog.


Friday is a big day – don't forget to check back here in the morning for the Catty Cruise Blog Tour of the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I'll be featuring ideas to use the Eggcellent Eggs Kit found on page 23 of that catalog.  





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  • To contact me about registering for the Syracuse, NY Regional Seminar – details are HERE!
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