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Stocking Stuffer Treats…

Still working on products to present at the craft show … in less than two weeks!  More than likely after this craft show is done I will be glad that I participated…but right now…EEEK!

My inventory grows a little each day.  Never will I get done what I had planned.  I have such a new respect for those that do shows on a regular basis…the preparation is grueling.

That’s all the whining for today because I wanted to show you this stocking stuffer made from a small coffee cup…


What to charge?   I have no idea, but if there are any left, they will come in handy for Christmas.  I’ve made plenty…


Inside are white chocolate peppermint and dark chocolate Kisses.

If you need something similar to this for some of your holiday projects, the cups were ordered from Amazon and the most inexpensive straws I found were at Wally World (30 for $.97).

To make a pattern, one of the cups was disassembled and used for a template (add 1/4″ to length for gluing).  My hot glue gun came in handy here.

The Real Red ribbon is retired, but there were two spools left here.

The “merry” tag was made using a stamp from Hang Your Stocking using the Real Red marker and inking only the word merry.  The tags are 1/4″ x 2″.  One end was tagged and the other curled with bone folder to break down the fibers and help the tag wind around the straw.

After the cups were filled the whole treat cup was placed in a cello bag for display.

This weekend and Monday are my monthly classes.  I always look forward to seeing my peeps and they are always excited to see the projects to be made.  In addition I have all my swaps and goodies from OnStage Atlanta last weekend to share with them.  Oh the fun!

Enjoy your weekend and remember you can shop from this blog 24/7 by clicking on the “Shop Now” star in the right column.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


and ink on your fingers will make you HaPpY!


Sweets for My Peeps…

Little treats similar to these are usually in order bags for my faithful peeps, but this month they will be at their work mats for a little surprise.  These little coffee mugs are filled with spiced yogurt almonds that are amazing…


and a close up of those awesome stitched framelits…


Do you recognize the Designer Series Paper?  It’s Paisleys & Posies and one of my all-time favorites.  I’m thinking these little treats might be cute in Candy Cane Lane DSP for stocking stuffers at my craft show booth…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits  in case you’d like to give these cuties a try…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Mint Macaron Cardstock, plus Paislys & Posies DSP
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Live, Love, Grow
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack, Stitched Framelits, Metallic Foil Doilies, Scalloped Punch (retired), 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags


  • Punch Scalloped Circle for base.
  • Glue Gold Foil Doilie on top of base.


  • Cut DSP 4-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, score on long side at 1-1/2″.   This gives you a 1″ tab to create bottom of cup. Add Tear Tape along the bottom long side and along short side from score line to top.   Cut every 1/2″ along  long side up to score line.  The top 1-1/2″ makes the cup, the bottom 1″ with the slits fold in to create the bottom of the cup.  Attach at sides with Tear Tape.  Fold slits up.
  • Cut a 1/8″ x 2″ piece of DSP to create handle.  Add a glue dot to right side of one end and wrong side of other end.  Attach to side of cup.
  • Glue cup with multipurpose glue to base.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap Thick Whisper White and cut with small oval stitched framelit.
  • Fill Cello bag and tie off with Mint Macaron ribbon.  Trim top.  Add to cup then add oval with glue dot.

Because these make up so quickly and are so darn cute, I probably will make some for the craft show.  It could be I think they are so cute because I’m such a coffee lover!

Hope you have a wonderful fall weekend planned, especially since we don’t have to see political commercials anymore!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Hope those fingers are inky…and you are HaPpY!


Jingle Bell Owl…

Did I mention I have a craft show coming up?  I thought so…

Today’s post is another one for the show, but it would make a thoughtful gift for so many others in our daily lives we’d like to show merry wishes for during the holidays…not to mention it would also make an excellent stocking stuffer too!


I’m calling it the Jingle Bell Owl for obvious reasons.  This card is really a match book design…


and tucked inside is…


Chocolate, of course!

Do you have people in your life that would appreciate this small remembrance?  Or stockings to stuff?

Well, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Real Red and Thick Whisper White Cardstock plus Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie And Real Red
  • Stamps:  Cozy Critters and Hang Your Stocking (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon, Linen Thread, Mini Jingle Bells, Owl Punch, 2″ x 6″ cello bag


  • The Crumb Cake base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 1-1/2″, 6-1/2″, and 7-1/2″
  • The panels on the 1-1/2″ panel are  Real Red 4″ x 1-1/4″ and DSP 3-7/8″ x 1-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.  Staple at center bottom of this panel.
  • The top panel layers are Real Red 4″ x 3-1/4″ and the DSP 3-7/8″ x 3-1/8″ attached with SNAIL.  Wrap panel with 3/4″ Ribbon and tie in a know.  The bells were threaded onto a piece of Linen Thread.  I punch a small hole in Real Red cardstock and then punched the smallest square punch I had to thread the Linen Thread through and tie a know to hold the bells at the end.  Tie a bow around the 3/4″ ribbon with the Linen Thread.
  • Stamp the owl on scrap Whisper White and color with markers.  Add double dimensionals to the back so he will sit a little higher than the sentiment.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Real Red on Whisper White cardstock and punch with whatever punch or framelit you have.  The one I used is retired.  Cut an additional Real Red layer and cut it in half horizontally.  Attach to back of Whisper White.  Add to card front with single dimensionals.
  • The Hershey mini bars were covered with a piece of DSP 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ then placed in 2″ x 6″ cello bag and add to the inside with glue dots.

I’m hoping these will fly off my display table at the craft show…

It’s Friday again!  Whew…I have no idea where this week went.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


not. a. chance.

I’ll be inky though…and HaPpY!


Jar of Chocolates…

Here is another item being considered for my craft show booth next month.  I keep demoing projects and need to get busy making multiples of my favorites.

Yesterday we had a “Kit Class” here in the studio so I tested this jar of chocolates out on the girls and it had a positive response.  I think it tested out at 90% in the polls…but who can trust polls these days?


And once you slide off the Santa belly band, it looks like this…


Who doesn’t like chocolate?

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you in case you think this might make a small thoughtful gift or stocking stuffer you can use…


  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock, plus Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Real Red
  • Stamps:  Jar of Love and Petite Pairs (sentiment, retired)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Real Red Baker’s Twine, Small Oval Punch, 1/2″ and 1-1/4″ Square Punch, Window Sheet, 2″ x 6″ cello bags. Corner Rounder Punch (Project Life),Everyday Jar Framelits


  • The Crumb Cake container base is 4″ x 6-1/2″, scored at 3″ and 3-1/2″.  Round outside corners with Corner Rounder.
  • The DSP layer is 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, round outside corners and attach to front cover with adhesive.  Cut with Everyday Jar Framelits using the inside of jar framelit at an angle cutting through DSP and cardstock.
  • Stamp large jar on scrap Whisper White and cut with coordinating framelit from Everyday Jar Framelits, the cut out inside of jar with second framelit.  Cut another jar from Window Sheet and attach to back of Whisper White CS jar with Multipurpose Glue. Add bow to top with Real Red Baker’s Twine.   Attach finished jar to cover with Multipurpose Glue.
  • Stamp sentiment in Real Red on scrap Whisper White and punch with Small Oval Punch.  Punch a hole in one end to attach to Real Red Baker’s Twine bow.
  • The Santa’s belt belly band is 3/4″ x 8″ wrapped around covers and overlap ends.  Attach with adhesive.  Punch one Basic Black 1-1/4″ square and one Dazzling Diamond 1/2″ square.  Glue small square over larger square with Multipurpose Glue and then to center of belly band on front cover.
  • Inside the Hershey’s mini bars have been wrapped with a 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of DSP attached with SNAIL.  Insert four mini bars in cello bag, close bag with glue dot and add inside covers with SNAIL.
  • Slide on Santa’s belt and you are done!

Tomorrow I will feature three more pages to the desk calendar as promised.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Stay inky…and HaPpY!