Category Archives: Goody Bags

Happy Halloween!!

Are you ready for Halloween?!?!

I have been busy making treats for today —

For the wee ones, play-doh is always a big hit.  Using the spooky fun stamp set and coordinating Halloween scene edgelits, along with the Halloween night washi tape and designer series paper, I created some fun bag toppers.img_6435-v3

Another big hit with the elementary school kids are PENCILS.  Here are some spooky pencil treat bags.


These treat bags also used the cookie cutter Halloween stamp set and coordinating cookie cutter builder punch.

Are you scared yet!?!?!

If not, check out these Dove chocolate treat bags…


These treat bags use the 2 x 8 cello bags.

Now, these are my FAVORITE treats I put together using the clear tiny treat boxes.


Turns out you can fit 4 York peppermint patties or 3 Reeses peanut butter cups in these perfectly-sized 2 x 2 boxes.

Hope you have a spooky, scary, and happy halloween!!!

Easy Handmade Notebooks

A day late on this…. sorry!!

Here are the instructions for the notebooks I made for the goody bags, as mentioned in my previous post.


Cardstock is cut at 5.5″ by 8.5″, scored in half (4.25″).

The white paper is just regular computer paper.  I cut it to 5.5″ by 8.25″, scored at 4.125″ — this helps the pages not show past the cardstock cover.  Each notebook contains 10 sheets of the cut computer paper, giving you 20 pages to write on.

Using stamps from the Painter’s Palette set, I added a cute image to the corner.

I used Basic Black Baker’s Twine to tie it all together.  I found fun colored pens at Target, that matched each of the notebooks too.

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Not available in the Stampin’ Up catalog, but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, I have a 2 1/2 year old assistant that did a fabulous job cleaning up my scraps!!

My seven year olds love the notebooks!  They are always asking me for paper and stuff to write with, so now they have their own, handmade notebook.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy mail share and more…

You know when you order something online and then you look forward to opening your mailbox EVERY SINGLE DAY until the package arrives!?!?!

That. Just. Happened.

I ordered a handmade stamp from Holly Burns at Burns Nest Designs on Etsy.

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She did a FANTASTIC job!!  I absolutely love the way it turned out.

Even the package it came in is fancy…

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Here is how it stamps:

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Perfect right?

I can’t wait to start using it on my projects!

Onto other news — I have been quite busy with back to school prep and birthday parties.  I created some awesome and fun goody bags for the girls’ birthday using the Stampin’ Up Birthday Fiesta bundle and other coordinating products.

Here is a sneak peek.  I will be blogging this week about these projects with tutorials.

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Have a great day!

Teacher Gifts — how to package a gift card

Aaaaah, the last day of school!

I’m sure many of you are sending in gift cards to your kids’ teachers to thank them for their hard work and dedication.  Why not spruce things up a bit?  Make the packaging more playful?

I found some small tumblers at Target for $1.50, added a swirly straw, sunblock, lemonade mix, and added a gift card.  I used the Playful Palette DSP, attached with coordinating ribbon, and wrote a quick note on the back…

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Fun right?

You know what else is fun?


Taking goofy pictures with your kids!!

Happy beginning of summer break to all, and stay tuned for more teacher gift ideas tomorrow…

Oh goody bags!

The girls school offered the kids with summer birthdays to celebrate in May, so this gave me the opportunity to play with new product from the new catalog AND make cute, fun, adorable treats for the girls’ class.

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First I printed their names on the thick whisper white cardstock using Microsoft word.  Then I cut out the names using a 1 1/2″ punch.  Next I added the swirly from the Swirly Bird stamp set.  I also added a cupcake using the party punch pack and glitter paper.

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For the goody bags I used the 6×8 cellophane bags and attached the tags with coordinating 2016-2018 In Color ribbon.

Goody Bags

Hope the kids enjoy them!!