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Pumpkin Treats…

Are you ready for Halloween with special treats for special trick or treaters?  I do have a head start with the Paper Pumpkin from last month (one of my all time favorites), but I need many more than 16.

Today I’m posting my customer “thank you’s” which happen to be baby pumpkins filled with treats…


Aren’t they cute?  I hope they like them…

Here’s the simple Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Your favorite DSP or Cardstock and Whisper White and Old Olive Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Spooky Fun
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits, Festive Flower Punch, Ribbon (retired)


  • Cut two Curvy Keepsake pieces and glue at base.  Fill a small cello bag with treats for inside box, place at base and fold two handle sides up and slide each side over handles.  Done!  Cut two Old Olive leaves with flower punch.  I spritzed them with water and scrunched them up to give some texture and hot glued them at top.  The swirl of green is maybe 1/8″ x 4″.  Use the bone folder to break down fibers, spritz with water and wrap around a pencil to dry.  Hot glue to leaves.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap and punch.  Punch a hole in one end to thread ribbon through, then tie on handles.

All done!  How cute is that!  Maybe some of these in holiday colors filled with treats will find their way to the craft booth too.

This has been a fun week of posting.  Hope you have found something to inspire your creative journey.  Have a great rest of the weekend…I’ll see you back here on Monday.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


no problem.

Let’s get inky together…and be HaPpY!


Halloween Treats…

We talked about this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit the other day (Saturday, I think) and I promised to show you how I used my kit…


The measurements for the box were on Pinterest, and then I watched several videos…and then just went for it.  The first box got thrown away, but this one I like.

The most important thing is to get your measurements right and it almost puts itself together.  So I’ve cut the box out of copy paper (because score marks on Basic Black are hard to see) and taken a photo after all the trimming is done…

  • Here are the beginning measurements:  Cut your cardstock 4″ x 11″.
  • On the long side score at 1/2″, 1-3/4″, 4-1/4″, 5-1/2″.
  • On the short side score at 1-1/4″ and 2-3/4″.
  • Turn back to the long side and at the 8″ mark score to the horizontal score line, skip the center and score again from horizontal score line to edge of paper.
  • Trim your end corners and score lines so that your cardstock looks like this…


  • Punch a 1″ circle in the center of space after the 1/2″ score line.  Cut away the two 1/2″ corners and two sides starting at the 8″ mark to the end of the piece.
  • Place Tear Tape on first two long tabs.
  • Burnish all score lines horizontal and vertical.
  • Fold from the 1/2″ score line end up, tucking in all tabs leaving the Tear Tape tab for last.  Remove paper and seal the sides.
  • Your box is done!
  • Here’s the dimensions for the sides, front and back of the box…
  • Front and back cardstock 1-3/8″ x 2-3/8″, DSP 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Sides cardstock 1-1/8″ x1-3/8″, DSP 1″ x 1-1/4″
  • The top of the box will fit into the Scalloped Tag Punch if you want to use ribbon at the top of the box.
  • Treats were put inside the container and decorated as instructed in the Paper Pumpkin Kit.

I’m thinking my little trick or treaters will like this treat!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


nobody you know.

So get inky…Be HaPpY!



Sweets “For You”…

Have you noticed these new window sheet boxes on page 176 of the new catalog?  There are 16 boxes to a package for $7.50.  I have so many ideas running through my head using them, but today I’ve made a sweet treat box for you…



How cute is that?  Wouldn’t they be clever as wedding/shower favors?  And secret sweets at Christmastime?  This little treasure contains two Salted Carmel Truffles.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…


  • Paper:  Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White Cardstock, plus Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry and Mint Macaron
  • Stamps:  Blooms & Wishes
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Mini Striped Mint Macaron Ribbon, Layering Squares Framelits, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes


  • Cut your DSP paper for the top layer 1-3/4″ x 10″ and 2″ x 10″ for the bottom contrasting layer and attach together with adhesive.
  • Fold your box on all score lines closing the bottom and top.  I used Tear Tape to attach the DSP to the sides of the box leaving the top open.  Just run the Tear Tape along each long edge then overlap ends.
  • Add goodies inside box.
  • Tie a piece of Mint Macaron 5/8″ Mini Striped ribbon with a bow at top.
  • Using the Layering Squares and Rich Razzleberry cut one scalloped square.  Stamp small wreath shape with Mint Macaron on Whisper White and sentiment over top in Rich Razzleberry.  Cut out with Layering Squares to fit your first Rich Razzleberry square and attach with adhesive.  Punch hole in one corner and thread one end of tied ribbon through hole.

How easy was that?…and it’s so dang cute!  The hardest part was not eating the Salted Carmel Truffles…well, maybe there should have been three in the box!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Every. Single. Day.

Have a great rest of the weekend…Get inky…Be HaPpY!


Halloween Grave Candy Box…

Do you love Halloween?  Some of my customers don’t like the day, but I do!  Love seeing the lil’ goblins at my door and love making something special for them.  We have LOTS of kids in my community and personally I think it keeps you young to be around kids.

Today I have a treat box for you…


How fun is that?  The box is made like a matchbox and can be opened to fill with goodies at the end you see here.  There are a couple of different stamp sets here because it was a challenge to find images small enough for this box.

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White cardstock and Happy Haunting DSP
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Stamps:  Howl-o-ween Treet, Happy Scenes and Sprinkles of Life
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Boo to You Framelits, Tree Builder Punch, Rhinestones, Note Tag Punch


  • Cut the Pumpkin Pie cardstock 4 1/2″ x 5″ follow the illustration for scoring and cutting below:


  • Do the stamping on the box end before gluing together.
  • Cut the DSP 4″ x 5″ scoring on the same score lines and attaching to box with adhesive.
  • Punch the headstone with the Note Tag Punch.  Stamp with treet trunk in Sprinkles of Life set.  Stamp cloud with Memento Black ink on Whisper White.  Color with Smoky Slate marker and cut out.  Adhere with dimensionals.
  • Stamp spider on Whisper White with Memento Black and cut out.  Add Rhinestone and adhere with a dimensional.
  • The headstone should slide just into the end of the box.  You could add a glue dot or glue if you wanted.
  • Stamp bones from Howl-o-ween Treat set and cut out with framelits.  Add first bone with adhesive and second with dimensional pieces.

One end of this box will open for filling with treats.

Hope you liked this little Halloween project.  I have one more Halloween post for you and plan to move on to fall and Thanksgiving posts until October 7th when I leave for South Korea to see my daughter.  I will be posting from there, but the posts will be filled with adventures we have there rather than paper crafting.  I hope you will travel along with me.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…




Spooky Treat Bag…

There are lots of kids in our community…which I love.  But, I admit having favorites to give this treat bag to…


So, this Spooky Treat Bag just might be filled with all sorts of goodies Halloween night for a special few.  Since the base is a white “lunch bag” they are easy to find and to decorate.

Here’s a shot from the side…


Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digitis for you…


  • Paper:  Happy Haunting DSP, Basic Black, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Daffodil Delight
  • Stamps:  Howl-O-ween Treat
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies, Boo to You Framelits, Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape, 3/8″ satin ribbon


  • I cut 3″ off the open end of the white lunch bag to begin.
  • The back of the bag is covered with a 6″ x 9″ piece of DSP and the border on the front flap is 6″ x 1 1/2″.  I used adhesive to place both.
  • The “BOO” was cut from Basic Black and added to the flap with the Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • The “moon” was colored with Daffodil Delight.  The owl was inked in Memento Black and stamped on DSP then cut out with framelit and placed over the moon with Tombow Glue
  • The “spooky” was cut from Basic Black and attached with Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Add Washi tape underneath.
  • The falling hat was cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  I cut two Basic Black hats, trimmed the band from one and glue over the hat and cut the other in half lengthwise and glued to back with Tombow Glue to highlight and add to bag with Tombow Glue
  • Holes were punched in the side panels and ribbon threaded through with a knot to keep it in place on both sides.
  • After you fill your Spooky Bag with goodies, close with a piece of Washi Tape to keep it closed.

Yesterday we ran down to Atlanta to watch the golf Championship Tour at Eastlake Country Club.  What a beautiful setting.  Not a blade of grass out of place.  We must have walked 20 miles watching all these new, young and impressive golfers who were relaxed and just kidding around yesterday.  Today it is all business.  Here’s a shot of my friend Teresa and I messing around the course…


Hope you are having an awesome day…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Hope you are inky…and HaPpY!





Fry Box Treats…

Do you have many Trick or Treaters come to your door on Halloween?  We usually have about 50 and we love to see the little ones dressed in all their spookiness.

This year I’m using the Fry Box Bigz Die to make holders for my treats.  Here are a couple of my ideas so far…


There are more ideas rolling around in my head and I hope to put them together too.  I plan to put one of my stickers on the bottom to identify where the treats came from.

The Owl is made using Crumb Cake cardstock and the Ghost is made using the Kraft 12″ x 12″ cardstock.  The work equally well.

Hope this will inspire you to make some treat holders with the Fry Box Die.  It goes together in a snap!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…”If you haven’t grown up by 50, you don’t have to!”

That’s good news cause I sure haven’t and don’t plan to either.

Get inky!…Be HaPpY!