Berry Sweet

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with Stampin’ Up! friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is Something Different. A fun or fancy fold, or something besides a card. I went waaaaay out of my comfort zone and finally tackled an idea that’s been floating around in my head for months.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Cool Treats, Cupcake Cutout thinlits, Coffee Cups framelits - treat packaging - teachers gifts - Ice Cubes gum packaging - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

I bought this container of Ice Cubes in May. May! I’d seen the ice cubes in the Coffee Cafe stamp set, so when I saw Ice Cubes at the grocery store, I grabbed them, planning to do some kind of fancy packaging for them. It’s been sitting in a basket on my desk for months. Long enough that the container is now empty. I have no idea how that happened. >.>

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Cool Treats, Cupcake Cutout thinlits, Coffee Cups framelits - treat packaging - teachers gifts - Ice Cubes gum packaging - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

So here’s what I came up with. I cut a strip of 2″ x 12″ (actually, just a hair under 2″ wide) Whisper White cardstock and punched both ends with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I stamped the long wrapper with a stamp from Touches of Texture, in both Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight. I scored the middle two inches of the strip (I’m sorry, I didn’t get a measurement) to have a defined bottom for the treat wrapper. I attached the Ice Cubes container to the wrapper with Glue Dots, but if you’re going to actually give this to someone, you’d be better off using hot glue, or maybe lots of Tear & Tape. Super helpful, I know. Then I tied the ends together with the Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. I added a strip of Silver Mini Sequin Trim to the bow before tightening the loops.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Cool Treats, Cupcake Cutout thinlits, Coffee Cups framelits - treat packaging - teachers gifts - Ice Cubes gum packaging - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The cups on the front use the Coffee Cafe stamps and dies. The frozen lemonade on the left is made with Daffodil Delight cardstock (behind) and Vellum Cardstock on top. The “you’re” comes from a stamp in the Cool Treats stamp set (“you’re the cherry to my sundae” — I stamped it, then cut out the word I wanted), and the “sweet” is die cut using the Cupcake Cutouts framelits. I finished off the front with some Metallic Sequins.

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You can find all the products I used to make the card in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

Everything above this line.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Spooky Cat Candy Bag

Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat treat bag candy bag - Halloween teachers gifts Halloween treat packaging - Everyday Label Punch - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Our second project at our team meeting in August was this candy bag using the Spooky Cat bundle, Spooky Night paper, and Everyday Label Punch. We put the paper inside the bags before filling the bags with M&Ms or Skittles. These would make fun teachers’ gifts for Halloween or gifts for your own little monsters and your favorite neighbor kids.

Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat treat bag candy bag - Halloween teachers gifts Halloween treat packaging - Everyday Label Punch - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s a closeup of the tag. I tied the Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine to the Pumpkin Pie Stitched-Edge Ribbon and threaded the twine through a 1/16″ hole punched in the tag (punch retired). The cat is attached to the back of the tag with Dimensionals.

The third project we made at my team meeting was this card. Here are all three projects together.

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

You can find all of the products we used in my online Stampin’ Up! store.


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Special Delivery triangle box

Stampin' Up! gift packaging - handmade triangle box for Hershey's nuggets - Merry Little Labels, Stitched Shapes framelits, Pretty Pines thinlits, boxwood wreaths, Mini Ornaments - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! I’ve had this triangle box on my desk for a couple of months. I had it decorated but decided I didn’t like how it was decorated, so I un-decorated it and left it sitting there for a while. Then I suddenly grabbed it the other day, and voila. New Christmas box. This time I’m really happy with how it turned out.

The triangle box design is copied from this video by Sam Donald. She’s brilliant at boxes, and I cannot see in 3D, so I often CASE her box designs and decorate them in my own style. [Note: I use the Envelope Punch Board to round corners, and I use my Trimmer to cut and score for boxes, but you can also use the Simply Scored like Sam does.]

Stampin' Up! gift packaging - handmade triangle box for Hershey's nuggets - Merry Little Labels, Stitched Shapes framelits, Pretty Pines thinlits, boxwood wreaths, Mini Ornaments - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I wrapped the Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon around the box, then tied it. Before tying the bow, I laid Linen Thread across the criss-crossed part of the ribbon, then tied the bow. Then I tied the Linen Thread around the bow knot once, threaded on one of the Mini Ornaments, then tied a knot in the Linen Thread. I adore these ornaments! They’re made of some kind of hard plastic or glass and just the perfect size for gift packaging.

Stampin' Up! gift packaging - handmade triangle box for Hershey's nuggets - Merry Little Labels, Stitched Shapes framelits, Pretty Pines thinlits, boxwood wreaths, Mini Ornaments - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I attached the boughs (cut from Garden Green cardstock and Silver Foil Sheets with the Pretty Pines thinlits) with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, behind the bow, then attached the sentiment from Merry Little Labels with Dimensionals (only put Dimensionals on the part of the tag that is on the top flap — you don’t want your recipient to have to destroy this beautiful box to open it! Finally, I uncurled one of the Boxwood Wreaths embellishments and attached it (using Glue Dots) to the box using Glue Dots.

The box would fit 5-6 Hershey’s Nuggets, so it would be perfect for teacher’s gifts, fancy stocking stuffers, or just a little extra something under the tree.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Fall Teacher Gifts – Kylie’s International Blog Highlight

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in September, so please do go vote for me.

Stampin' Up! coffee-themed fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cups framelits, Merry Cafe stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month’s theme for the Blog Highlight is Teacher’s Gifts. I really struggle with 3D projects, so I was really happy when this one came together. We’re coming up on fall/autumn next month, so I went with a fall theme for my teacher’s gift. Most of the products I’m using today are from the Holiday Catalog, available September 1 to customers (now to demonstrators). I’m featuring the Painted Autumn designer series paper (both the background and the coffee cup are from this paper), Merry Café stamp set, Coffee Cups framelits and Copper Sequin Trim (both available now), and the new Jute Twine. I love how these things all work together to make a beautiful gift box!

Stampin' Up! coffee-themed fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cups framelits, Merry Cafe stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, acetate card boxes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s a better angle to show you the box. I decorated one of the new Acetate Card Boxes that are coming in the new Holiday Catalog. I’m really excited about these boxes — you can put in five standard cards & envelopes, or you can do like I did and include a single card with a gift card. I don’t have my hands on the pumpkin-flavored M&Ms yet, but you might be able to fit a bag in the box along with your card.

Stampin' Up! coffee-themed fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cups framelits, Merry Cafe stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, acetate card boxes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I love that Stampin’ Up! is coming out with a coffee set that coordinates with the existing dies but has fall and winter holidays included. That’s how I made the coffee cup. Then the leaves are cut using the Seasonal Layers thinlits and both Copper Foil Sheets and the Painted Autumn paper. The pumpkin is fussy-cut out of the paper. This paper is SO beautiful.

Stampin' Up! fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cafe bundle and Coffee Cups framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the box is a thank you card to match, only this time I have used the stamps from Coffee Café along with Merry Café.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe stamps & Painted Autumn paper - coffee themed teachers gifts - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card is a Starbuck’s gift card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my project. Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas, Card Front Builder thinlits dies, striped treat bags, Foil Frenzy paper, Boxwood Wreaths - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Buy the Carols of Christmas bundle from my online store in August, and receive a free online card class that uses the bundle! The cards are easy to duplicate, so they’re perfect for beginners, but they’re also fun for seasoned stampers. [NOTE: The cards shown are not the cards included in the tutorial.]

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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25


Additional products used:
Merry Café photopolymer stamp set
Painted Autumn designer series paper
Jute Twine
Acetate Card Boxes