I’m excited to share my Facebook Live replay to show you why I think Stampin’ Write markers are the best brush pens for beginner letterers. And I’ve got a fun project to show how to make your own cute & quick gift bags.
In case you haven’t joined me for Facebook Live, I come live to you usually every Wednesday at 4:30 MST on my Design with Jo business page. I also have fun and exclusive PopUp lives on my Design with Jo VIPeeps group. Everyone is welcome to join in!
So what are we making today?
Isn’t it cute? And it takes only MINUTES to make once you’ve taken my brush marker lettering class. Plus I’ve got a fun little twist on these letters you won’t want to miss in my video.
Which is your favourite project I made today? This cute mini gable box?
The bag for Judy from the video?
Or Brady’s party bag?
Leave me a comment and let me know. I love to hear from you and make special effort to reply to every one of you.
Ok, let’s get you started with your own brush marker lettering. Give me an hour and you’ll be well on your way!
If you haven’t already taken a peek at the video, scroll back up and spend a few minutes. Once you see how quickly you can decorate a gift bag with your own lettering, think of all the possibilities! Birthdays, Christmas, graduations…just about any celebration.
I do truly believe Stampin’ Write markers are the best brush markers for beginner letterers – give them a shot today with my online class!
Homemade Valentines treats boxes are on the menu today! We’re talking straight up hearts to celebrate this fun day. Send a batch of these super adorable mini boxes to school with your kids to share with their friends. But keep a couple hanging around for your buds too!
They’re perfectly sized to fit a mini Kit Kat bar. And a breeze to whip up with the envelope punch board and my Product of the Week, the All My Love DSP.
There’s no doubt this yummy paper is fabulous for Valentines. But don’t think that’s all you can make with it. I get to play with it all this week so be sure to visit and check out what I come up with.
Plus over on my Facebook Group, I’ve got an exclusive POP-UP Facebook LIVE today at noon MST to see exactly how to make these little boxes. Why not come on over and join in?
Let’s see these adorable little guys!
Homemade Valentines Treats Boxes
Aren’t they sweet? Let me know. Which one is your favourite?
Cuttin’ It Up
All My Love DSP – 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ square
paper scraps – Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Sparkle glimmer
ribbon – pieces about 8-9″
Design with Jo’s TIPS
combine framelits to jazz up your boxes
give your glimmer paper some personality with a touch of a Stampin’ Blend
use your ribbon or a glue dot to hold down the box flap
What a great treat to give to friends, kids and adults alike for Valentine’s Day.
Here are all the supplies to make these little mini chocolate bar holders at home. You’ll find your designer series paper will go a long ways here. You can get 4 out of every sheet (so 48 in total with lots of off cuts for decoration.)
And be sure to join my Design with Jo VIPeeps Facebook Group so you can get all the directions to make these ones too. Once you’re in just click on the Videos section if you missed the live version.
No matter what you’re celebrating, grab some cardstock and designer series paper and get crafty! I know everyone will love your homemade Valentines treats boxes – maybe even more than the treat inside!
Today I’m sharing my Facebook Live where I showed how to paint a box quick and easy! If you missed or, or even if you didn’t, now’s the perfect chance to see my projects up close and personal!
This mini pizza box takes on a personality a friend, a brother, a co-worker is just going to love to pieces. In fact everyone else will be…are you ready for it…green with envy🤣. I chose Tranquil Tide to gussy up the box to match the cute four leaf clovers from the Amazing Life stamp set.
See that oh-so-cool design on the box itself? Sort of like etched ice? That’s totally unplanned – and unexpected! Let me show you how it happens!
How to Paint a Box Quick and Easy
Cuttin’ It Up!
Whisper White cardstock 2″ x 11″
Tranquil Tide cardstock 2 pieces each 1″ x 11″
Watercolor paper – scraps
Whisper White flax ribbon – a piece about 7″ long
At 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 1″ these mini pizza boxes are really not so mini after all. They’re a a fabulous size for all kinds of goodies:
a set of handmade 3″ x 3″ notecards
large cookies (or a couple smaller ones) (because they’re food safe too)
chocolates and treats of all kinds
a gift card
a spool of ribbon
mini stamps and embellishments
Plus they’re an inexpensive way to add your own personal touch to a gift. They come in a package of 8 so they’re only just a smidge over a dollar a piece.
It’s Your Turn
A drop or two of ink refill is all you need to add to your Stampin’ Spritzer. Shake it up and get busy spritzing your way to gorgeous ice-etched designs. Here are all the supplies I pulled out to make mine. I’d love it if you support my business and order your supplies through me. Thanks so much.
As I usually do on my Facebook Lives, there were three versions. Let’s take a peek at each one. Leave me a comment with which one is your favourite and why!
A sweet birthday for a girl at any age?
A cheerful spring-y any and all occasion pick me up?
Or one last gander at this Luck of the Irish good luck charm?
Or maybe you’d rather not add colour? Try your hand with your designer papers to wrap around your box like I did here.
So thanks for stopping by today. I’d love to see what you design with this technique and these cute little pizza boxes. What colour do you think you’ll spritz on them first? Lovely Lipstick for Valentines? Highland Heather for Easter? Or maybe you need a gift for a friend changing jobs? Maybe Pacific Point or Balmy Blue will be just the ticket.
Be sure to mark your calendar for my Wednesday Facebook Lives over on my Facebook Page so you can get in on the action while I’m stamping, chatting and generally making a mess! While my next one won’t show you how to paint a box quick and easy like this one did, I promise it will be fun too!
I LOVE these easy to make Valentines treat boxes for lots of reasons!
they really ARE super easy
you can make them in a flash!
they showcase the brand new Meant to Be cling bundle
they’re ultra ultra sweet
and…what a perfect size for a little treat!
The All My Love designer series paper is the star of all these little treats. Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White. Maybe not quite as bold as Real Red but perfect for this time of year with hearts and flowers.
Of all the paper, there’s only a couple that I think scream Valentines! The one with the larger bold hearts like the “You make me happy” treat box is the one that jumps out at me right away. Do you think there are others?
I’m pretty sure all the rest can be used for almost ANY occasion. Like on this pretty friend card I shared a few weeks ago. Take a peek at all of them here. Which one is your favourite?
OK, how about we get to the video so you can see how easy these are to make? I’ve got two different designs for you in my Facebook Live Replay.
Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes
Cuttin’ It Up!
Cardstock or designer series paper – 4 1/2″ x 6″
scored on the short side at 3/4″ and 3″
turned 90 degrees and scored on the long side at 2″, 2 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
Whisper White and Lovely Lipstick cardstock – scraps
Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon or Polka Dot Tulle Whisper White – about 6-7″
Pin this template so it’s easy to remember your measurements and what you cut away.
It’s Up to You!
Now it’s your turn to make up a few of these. For Valentine’s or ANY time! Here’s everything I used. You can order these right now by clicking on any of the images below. Thanks so much for shopping with me.
Which of these little darlings is your number one pick?
The Whisper White with a few kicks of DSP and two small scalloped hearts?
The sparkly layered hearts with the greeting? And some more of that cute Lovely Lipstick ribbon with the coloured heart epoxy droplet?
Or this heart-shaped top made with the scalloped heart framelit and some DSP. With a few bits of rhinestone bling and tied with the pretty polka dot Whisper White tulle ribbon, it just might be the one to catch your eye.
I know. It’s super hard to choose isn’t it? They’re all so sweet!
I hope you enjoyed this quick and cute project. If you did. be sure to join my Facebook Group Design with Jo VIPeeps! Every week I post a Facebook Live, plus I have exclusive popup videos for you to catch too.
We’ve got a super community of papercrafters having fun and every week I share a deal and tip to make your crafting easier. You might even see some different colours of these easy to make Valentines treat boxes show up on there in the next while!
If you’re running around like crazy take a rest with these easy last minute homemade Christmas gifts.I’m so excited to share these little guys! I could hardly wait for my Facebook Live last night.Catch it here with all the steps.
If you did miss the Live, you might want to join my Facebook Group, Design with Jo VIPeeps. Then you can come craft with me in my studio every week too.Plus, you’ll get exclusive deals and tips and FB Live projects I only share with my VIPeeps!
OK, time to watch me play!See how quick these are to put together!
Easy Last Minute Homemade Christmas Gifts
Cuttin’ It Up! (for Gingerbread treat holder)
acetate card box – cut in half width-wise (at about 2 7/8”)
Real Red cardstock – 2 7/8” x 4 7/16”
Whisper White cardstock – 1” x 4”
scraps – Crumb Cake, Under the Mistletoe (one of the plaid designs)
Pick Your Fave
I need you to pick your fave from these designs. Then leave me a comment: on why it’s your number one pick.
A frosthy – that’s a new word, frosty and frothy together – Merry Christmas Cup.
Santa’s Candy Cane delight
Cute and Gingery Gingerbread Man
A Little Shot of Morning Mocha Magic
Now it’s time for you to get busy with your acetate card boxes, stamps, punches and ink.I’d love to see what easy last minute homemade Christmas gifts you design so share them over at Design with Jo VIPeeps!